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            After the Tampa
             

            After the Tampa (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Nazari, Abbas

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            The heart-rending story of a seven-year-old 'Tampa' refugee who grew up to become a Fulbright scholar, highlighting the plight and potential of refugees everywhere.

            ISBN 9781988547640
            Published NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Lost and Found: My story of heartbreak and hope
             

            Lost and Found: My story of heartbreak and hope (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Street, Toni

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            A remarkable story of devastating loss and recovery.

            ISBN 9781988547732
            Published NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            She Is Not Your Rehab: One Man's Journey to Healing and the Global Anti-Violence Movement He Inspired
              

            She Is Not Your Rehab: One Man's Journey to Healing and the Global Anti-Violence Movement He Inspired (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brown, Matt

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            At My Fathers Barbers, Mataio (Matt) Faafetai Malietoa Brown offers men a haircut with a difference- a safe space to be seen and heard without judgement. From his barbershop chair, Matt has inspired a new generation of New Zealand men to break free from the cycle of abuse - and t...hose men have in turn inspired him and his wife, Sarah, to create the global anti-violence movement, She Is Not Your Rehab. In this raw and unflinching book Matt shares his own story and those of his clients, of surviving family violence and abuse, and how they were able to find healing and turn their lives around. He introduces the people and concepts that have helped him heal, and gives readers the tools they need to begin their own journeys. She is Not Your Rehab demonstrates the power of vulnerability and honesty in addressing pain and shame, and shows how anyone can empower themselves by taking responsibility for their own healing.
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            ISBN 9780143775980
            Published NZ 6 Jul 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Sonny Bill Williams: You can't stop the sun from shining
             

            Sonny Bill Williams: You can't stop the sun from shining (Hardback)

            By Williams, Sonny Bill; Duff, Alan

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            Sonny Bill Williams (SBW) is a once in a hundred-year athlete with immense sporting talent in Rugby League, Rugby Union and Boxing. Sonny Bill has built an incredible career and sporting reputation across the globe. His athleticism has taken him from Auckland, where he grew up, t...o the highest sporting moments in Twickenham, Eden Park and Sydney's Olympic Stadium. But there is so much more to Sonny Bill Williams' life and journey than his on-field and in-the-ring triumphs. Sonny Bill's love of family, his faith, his skill and performance throughout his unparalleled sporting career, his ability to unite a team under pressure, his grace in owning his mistakes, the challenges of leaving home as a young man and dealing with a negative culture and the temptations that followed, and his courage in speaking out for the vulnerable and calling out injustice are all aspects of an inspiring life story. Sonny Bill Williams was the first Muslim to play for the All Blacks. Driven by a fierce moral compass, Sonny Bill Williams thoughtfully and authentically uses his standing and platform as both a UNICEF Ambassador and an elite sportsperson to speak out on political issues that confront the world today and to benefit those struggling in life. He is a dedicated family man, devoted to his faith, committed to his teammates, respectful of his fans and aware that the path he has taken can inspire and empower others. Working with Alan Duff, award-winning author of Once Were Warriors, this will be the must-read autobiography of the year.
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            ISBN 9781869714628
            Published NZ 13 Oct 2021
            Publisher Hachette
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            National Identity: Confessions of an outsider
             

            National Identity: Confessions of an outsider (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bridges, Simon

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            An open, honest and at times intensely personal memoir about race, fatherhood, marriage, masculinity, fitting in, and the things that shape our national character. Simon Bridges grew up as the son of a working-class Baptist preacher in Te Atatu, as the youngest of six children. I...n many ways he had a typical Kiwi upbringing, at a time when having little didn't seem to matter much. Yet for Bridges, his was the life of an outsider: experiencing otherness for being Maori, and yet an otherness from other Maori; a Westie with a thick accent, trying to break into the upper reaches of society; distanced from his father, an ageing man in his own world. As a young politician, Bridges soon came to realise he was an introvert in an extrovert's world, and a male leader who has never identified with New Zealand's idealised version of the strong, laconic, rugby-loving man. In National Identity, Bridges offers an attempt to question himself and the country he loves. Politics, crime, kai, music, nature: these are the stuff of a life. Through candid and self-aware reflections, he points out that politicians have become less robust, and that people don't participate as much anymore - eroding our institutions and national life. He speaks his mind on an education system in crisis, the decline of Christianity, and how being the smallest, most isolated developed country in the world explains why we are how we are. Authentic, brilliant, humorous and poignant, National Identity is a must-read New Zealand memoir.
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            ISBN 9781775541967
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Mana Whakatipu: Ngai Tahu leader Mark Solomon on leadership and life
             

            Mana Whakatipu: Ngai Tahu leader Mark Solomon on leadership and life (Hardback)

            By Solomon, Mark; With Revington, Mark

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            In 1998, just as South Island iwi Ngai Tahu was about to sign its Treaty of Waitangi settlement with the government - justice of sorts after seven generations of seeking redress - a former foundryman stepped into the pivotal role of kaiwhakahaere or chair of Te Runanga o Ngai T...ahu - the tribal council of Ngai Tahu. Mark Solomon stood at the head of his iwi at a critical moment and can be credited with the astute stewardship of the settlement that has today made Ngai Tahu a major player in the economy and given it long sought-after self determination. Bold, energetic and visionary, for 18 years Solomon forged a courageous and determined course. Now, in this direct memoir, Ta Mark reflects on his life, on the people who influenced him, on what it means to lead, and the future for both Ngai Tahu and Aotearoa New Zealand.
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            ISBN 9780995135437
            Published NZ 12 Aug 2021
            Publisher Massey University Press
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            Prison Break: The Extraordinary Life and Crimes of New Zealand's Most Infamous Escapee
             

            Prison Break: The Extraordinary Life and Crimes of New Zealand's Most Infamous Escapee (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Taylor, Arthur

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            The extraordinary true story behind New Zealand's most infamous career criminal and prolific escapee.

            ISBN 9781988547688
            Published NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Imposter: On booze, crippling self-doubt and coming out the other side
             

            Imposter: On booze, crippling self-doubt and coming out the other side (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chisholm, Matt

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            A raw memoir from television host Matt Chisholm on battling booze and depression and finding a way through.

            ISBN 9781988547534
            Published NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Joy of Gardening
              

            The Joy of Gardening (Hardback)

            By Hallinan, Lynda

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              2 Nov 21

            A celebration of the healing nature and delights of gardens, written by well-known garden writer Lynda Hallinan, beautifully photographed by Sally Tagg, and packaged in a stunning hardback.

            ISBN 9781988547824
            Published NZ 2 Nov 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Steve Hansen: The Legacy
             

            Steve Hansen: The Legacy (Hardback)

            By Paul, Gregor

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            The making of a New Zealand coaching great The revealing biography of the All Blacks' most enigmatic, most successful coach.

            ISBN 9781775541714
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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