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            Somewhere a Cleaner
               

            Somewhere a Cleaner (Paperback)

            Edited by Tipene-Matua, Te Rongomai; Begg, Joan; Hollis, Wesley; Subono, Nicky

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            Somewhere a cleaner Poems by cleaners from around New Zealand During the Covid-19 pandemic, we've all been thinking about essential services. Including cleaning. Cleaning is universal. It's steeped in tradition and culture. It's essential, it's ordinary and it's surprisingly poet...ic. Somewhere a cleaner captures the spirit, the highs and the lows, of this occupation that often falls below the radar. The poems range across hospitals, offices, marae, clocks, schools, boat hulls, sneakers and more. The poets themselves, a mix of novice and established writers, are equally diverse. Through songs, rhymes, deeply insightful poems and poignant small stories, this anthology gives a voice to a profession both invisible and indispensable. Endorsement: Having walked the corridors of hospitals for more than a few years, I can tell you that cleaners can sometimes be the best doctors of all. And now I find they can write some great poems too. This book is wonderfully democratic. The art here is in the work done before and beyond the writing. The endless picking up, mopping, smoothing and shining. And always, it seems, for someone else. These are poems with strong forearms. My deepest congratulations to every poet in this collection - and my long overdue thanks. I will never walk on a neatly mopped floor again. - Glenn Colquhoun
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            ISBN 9780473547134
            Published NZ 29 Nov 2020
            Publisher Landing Press
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            Kaitiakitanga Pasifika
              

            Kaitiakitanga Pasifika (Paperback, second edition)

            By Dunsford, Cath

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            "Kaitiakitanga Pasifika draws on the brilliance of the historical celestial navigation of the Pacific, evoking past voyages through contemporary navigational wayfinding using renewable energy. It draws together a visionary movement of indigenous Pacific people"--Back cover.

            ISBN 9780987650733
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2014
            Publisher Global Dialogues Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Splash Five 1987: From Scratch Special Issue 2018
              

            Splash Five 1987: From Scratch Special Issue 2018 (SoftBack / Other)

            Edited by Curnow, Wystan

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            The lost issue of Splash magazine, an iconic art and poetry publication of the 1980s. Four issues of Splash magazine were published in the 1980s, by academics and poets Wystan Curnow, Roger Horrocks, Tony Green and Judi Stout. A 5th issue, with a special focus on performance ...art group From Scratch, was prepared but never printed. 31 years later, Small Bore Books has worked with Wystan Curnow and From Scratch to publish the lost issue. Comes with a contemporary insert by Te Uru to bring the story on From Scratch up to the present day.
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            ISBN 9780473439187
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2018
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
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            My simple Life: Selected Poems 1930-199
              

            My simple Life: Selected Poems 1930-199 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bartlett, Jean

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            Jean Bartlett's collection from a "lifetime's writings of a passionate, sensitive abd articulate author which wonderfully catpures the emotions of growning up between two world wars: living through the Great Depression and subsequent social and political upheaval; the deaths of f...ine young friends in the Spanish Civil War and WW2; dealing with middle age and growing old. Jean died in 2006 at the age of 94.
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            ISBN 9780473207298
            Published NZ 1 Aug 2012
            Publisher Bankwood Books
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            Killing Te Reo Maori: An Indigenous Language Facing Extinction
              

            Killing Te Reo Maori: An Indigenous Language Facing Extinction (Paperback)

            By Moon, Paul

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            Possibly one of the most explosive books on an indigenous language ever published. This book shifts the terms of reference for the field of Maori language studies. Highly controversial but crucial to read.

            ISBN 9780994119261
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2018
            Publisher Campus Press
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            The Saffron Runners
              

            The Saffron Runners (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fox, B. G.

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            Afghanistan, 1827. Suleiman stood in the carnage of his village. At twenty years old he was a man. "I am Suleiman! I take my birthright as Horse Master of all Farkhar". He raised his sword, pointing west to Persia. "No longer will Prince Omid's men plunder Afghanistan. We will fo...llow you, Persians. We will seize your horses and restore our honour. We will invade!" Welcome to The Saffron Runners, the adventures of a bold band of brothers who make a fantastic journey from Hindu Kush to desert to fabled cities and back across the Border of Flags. There is only one thing on their minds: The horses. And only one Horse Master who can lead them. A tale of daring, deception, desperation and incredible action, The Saffron Runners will have your heart pounding as you urge the heavenly horses on, gallop with the drinkers of the wind, and thrill to hot-blooded chases spiced with mystery and romance ... and always, always, the lure of a destiny to be fulfilled. Outstandingly well researched and brimming with historical detail, if you want a real page-turner, this is it.
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            ISBN 9780995132955
            Published NZ 4 Dec 2020
            Publisher Quentin Wilson Publishing
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            Leash
             

            Leash (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

            By Delynn, Jane

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            Leash extends the logic of S&M to its inexorable and startling conclusion, darkly and hilariously revealing the masochistic impulse as the urge to disappear from the chores, obligations, and emotional vacuity of daily life.

            ISBN 9781584350149
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2002
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Series Semiotext(e) / Native Agents
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            Journey Home
             

            Journey Home (Paperback, New title)

            By Dunsford, Cathie

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            Cowrie wins a scholarship and moves to San Francisco, a world away from her island home. Perched in the borrowed apartment of a lesbian film-maker, Cowrie explores this familiar world with fresh eyes. She falls in love - with food, with her new life, and with Peta.

            ISBN 9781875559541
            Published NZ 1 Feb 1997
            Publisher Spinifex Press
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            Te Ukaipo 5
             

            Te Ukaipo 5 (Paperback)

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            The Te Ukaipo series includes writing by a range of women, mostly from the ART Confederation: Te Ati Awa, Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Toarangatira, who have generously shared their stories. Te Ukaipo 5 continues the tradition: "...we are invited to partake in a hakari. There are con...tributions that will appeal to a range of tastes. The depth of flavour in each of the creations will be savoured as readers are treated to the talents of a group of women who generously share their personal thoughts and careful considerations on a host of topics. There are examples of creative and academic writing, private reflections of good times and sad, historical family accounts and memories of growing up, a declaration about the precarious state of our language, a tale capturing a well-known historical event (presented in both English and Maori), and a fascinating account of a potato fact-finding expedition. You only have to look at the list of titles to whet your appetites!" The book launch was a celebration of Maori women writers and was attended by contributors from the past four Te Ukaipo, as well as contributors to the latest, Te Ukaipo 5. It is hoped that more women will be inspired to consider contributing to the gamut of Maori women writers, and in turn to the matauranga Maori (Maori knowledge) continuum.
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            ISBN 443705
            Published NZ 18 Oct 2013
            Publisher Te Wananga-O-Raukawa
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Te Ukaipo
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            Sport 42: New Zealand New Writing 2014
             

            Sport 42: New Zealand New Writing 2014

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            Packed with new essays, poetry and fiction from 42 leading and new New Zealand writers, Sport 42 is a superb overview of current New Zealand writing Essays 'When You're Dead You Go on Television': Mark Williams on sex, death and household objects in the work of Bill Manhire... and other New Zealand poets Stephanie de Montalk interviewing Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897) about chronic pain Elizabeth Knox on New Year's Eve, 1974, at Tata Beach Pansy Duncan on regret Poetry Morgan Bach Sarah Jane Barnett Airini Beautrais Tony Beyer Peter Bland Amy Brown James Brown Geoff Cochrane Lynn Davidson Uther Dean Johanna Emeney Brent Kininmont Kirsten Le Harivel Mary Macpherson Bill Manhire Jo McNeice Bill Nelson Claire Orchard Lee Posna Chris Price Frances Samuel Kerrin P. Sharpe Elizabeth Smither Charmaine Thomson Jessica Todd Tom Weston Virginia Were Damien Wilkins Sugar Magnolia Wilson Fiction Pip Adam Victoria Cleal Breton Dukes Emma Hislop Tina Makereti Fiona Mitford Lawrence Patchett Melissa Day Reid Charlotte Simmonds
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            ISBN 472221
            Published NZ Not specified
            Publisher Sport
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