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            To Be Fair
             

            To Be Fair (Paperback)

            By Riddell, Rosemary

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            Retired judge Rosemary Riddell shares her reminiscences of life on the bench, complete with its humour, frustrations and poignant moments.

            ISBN 9781990003165
            Published NZ 13 May 2021
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
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            Faking It: My Life in Transition
             

            Faking It: My Life in Transition (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mewburn, Kyle

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            Kyle Mewburn grew up in the sunburnt, unsophisticated Brisbane suburbs of the 1960s and '70s in a household with little love and no books, with a lifelong feeling of being somehow wrong - like 'strawberry jam in a spinach can'. In this book, Kyle describes this early life and her... journey to becoming her own person - a celebrated children's book author, a husband and, finally, a woman. She shares the dreams, the prejudice and the agony of growing up trans and coming out, the lengthy physical ordeal of facial feminisation surgery, and her experiences as a woman - good, bad and creepy. This is a heartbreaking, often hilarious, candid true story about what it means to hide from yourself, your partner and the world, and then to attain the freedom and acceptance of being yourself. A story with the bittersweet beauty you'd expect from the writer of Old Huhu that is relevant for anyone wanting to know and understand the trans experience - or anyone wanting to discover who they are and what they are meant to be.
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            ISBN 9780143775188
            Published NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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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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            • Pub Date
              6 Jul 21

            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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            A Coroner for the Dead to Protect the Living
              

            A Coroner for the Dead to Protect the Living (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bain, Wallace

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            Wallace Bain retired in early 2020 after 28 distinguished years as a Coroner, most recently in Rotorua. During these years Mr Bain developed a national reputation for his sensitivity and compassion in dealing with difficult cases such as those of Nia Glassie and Moko Rangitoherir...i. That a child is killed in New Zealand as a result of abuse every five weeks he finds "unacceptable". He has also developed a reputation for being "a Coroner on the warpath" for his forthright demands from time to time that New Zealand's laws and regulations be changed to protect ordinary citizens. His work as a Coroner, says Wallace Bain, has been to speak for the dead to take care of the living. "After climbing the mountain I can finally enjoy the view."
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            ISBN 9780473549992
            Published NZ 31 Mar 2021
            Publisher Nationwide Books
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            Surviving Centrepoint: My years in New Zealand's most infamous cult
              

            Surviving Centrepoint: My years in New Zealand's most infamous cult (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By King, Rachel C.

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            • Pub Date
              22 Jun 21

            A powerful survivor's memoir from a former child resident of New Zealand's infamous Centrepoint Community Shortly before I turned 13, my life changed forever when my family moved to the notorious Centrepoint Community on Auckland's North Shore, then at its peak. Centrepoint was f...ounded by Bert Potter, its 'spiritual leader'. He called himself God. During my four years there I was pressured into inappropriate and often frightening situations by many of its adult members. Like so many others, I have lived with the trauma and shame of these memories, but I have survived. This is my story. In this intimate and harrowing account, Rachel Clare King tells her story of the years she spent in New Zealand's notorious commune, Centrepoint, and life there under the rule of its cult leader and founder Bert Potter. Through the eyes of her young self, Rachel exposes the truth of life at Centrepoint - a hippie dream turned nightmare - with its bizarre rules, hierarchies and social controls. It was a place where children were given drugs, where free sexuality was mandated, including between adults and children, and where to resist was actively discouraged. She describes the fear and confusion of growing up in a corrupt world where wrong was right, and the grief of losing her childhood. She takes us inside the police case and court battle against one of her abusers, and the historic action that ultimately saw Potter and others charged with drug and child sex abuse crimes, and Centrepoint shut down. Surviving Centrepoint was first published under the pseudonym Ella James. Now, for the first time, and using her real name, Rachel shares her journey from physical hurt and emotional pain to the reality of survival and the healing power of telling the truth.
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            ISBN 9780143776697
            Published NZ 22 Jun 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            He Ringatoi O Nga Tupuna: Isaac Coates and his Maori portraits
              

            He Ringatoi O Nga Tupuna: Isaac Coates and his Maori portraits (Hardback)

            By Mitchell, Hilary; Mitchell, John

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              12 Jul 21

            Biography of English artist Isaac Coates and the historical Maori portraits he painted in Te Tau Ihu/Top of the South and the Wellington area, between1841 and 1845. Coates's meticulous records of each subject's name, iwi and place of residence are invaluable.

            ISBN 9781988550206
            Published NZ 12 Jul 2021
            Publisher Potton & Burton
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            Labour Saving: A Memoir
             

            Labour Saving: A Memoir (Hardback)

            By Cullen, Michael

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            A fascinating and in-depth insight into the extraordinary career of one of our most important politicians, who was instrumental in shaping the development of Aotearoa New Zealand.

            ISBN 9781988547855
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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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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              12 Aug 21

            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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            Times Like These: On grief, hope & remarkable love
             

            Times Like These: On grief, hope & remarkable love (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Langstone, Michelle

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            A quietly astonishing collection of personal essays from one of New Zealand's most exciting new voices. 'Michelle Langstone writes as she performs-with wit, humanity and a fierce vulnerability, holding on tight.' - Diana Wichtel

            ISBN 9781988547527
            Published NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            What You Made of It: A Memoir, 1987-2020: 2021: 3: Volume 3
             

            What You Made of It: A Memoir, 1987-2020: 2021: 3: Volume 3 (Hardback)

            By Stead, C. K.

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            The third and final volume of C. K. Stead's memoirs, from leaving the University of Auckland to write full-time until today.

            ISBN 9781869409463
            Published NZ 13 May 2021
            Publisher Auckland University Press
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