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            New Zealand Disasters: Our Response, Resilience and Recovery
             

            New Zealand Disasters: Our Response, Resilience and Recovery (Hardback)

            By Gill, Maria; Illustrated by Ivancic, Marco

            • RRP: $29.99
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            New Zealanders have endured phenomenal natural and human disasters throughout the ages. This inspiring book, by Maria Gill and Marco Ivancic, documents some of these key moments in our history and, more importantly, how we responded and grew stronger as a result.

            ISBN 9781775436218
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2021
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 8-12 years
            Availability
            999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Trapped: Remarkable Stories of Survival from the 2011 Canterbury Earthquake
              

            Trapped: Remarkable Stories of Survival from the 2011 Canterbury Earthquake (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By van Beynen, Martin

            'It was all so sudden. Twenty seconds and then silence. I started calling out, 'Can anyone hear me?' - nothing but silence. Over the next few hours I heard hysterical sobbing and people clapping as others were rescued. I could hear engines, drilling and what sounded like sledgeha...mmers . . . when the sounds went away I worried they weren't coming back.' -Ann Bodkin, trapped for 25 hours The Canterbury earthquake of February 2011 altered landscape, history, and most importantly, human lives. Many perished and the lives of thousands were upended. In Trapped, Martin van Beynen documents with sensitivity and unerring detail the personal experiences of more than thirty quake survivors - before, during and after the event - in their own words. At once poignant, dramatic and enthralling, their stories record a defining moment in Canterbury's history and testify to the courage and heroism of everyday people.
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            ISBN 9780143567233
            Published NZ 25 Jan 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Surviving a Tsunami: Dealing with Disaster : Lessons from the Samoa Tsunami 29.09.09
             

            Surviving a Tsunami: Dealing with Disaster : Lessons from the Samoa Tsunami 29.09.09 (Paperback)

            By Jowitt, Angela; Faasisila, Jackie; Dudley, Walter C.; Edited by McKean-Jackson, Rae

            • RRP: $32.99
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            This book is an excellent resource for students aged 8- 14 years and is full of diagrams, scientific facts about earthquakes and tsunamis. Actual accounts from survivors from the tsunami of 2009 are recorded throughout the book, many from children, who survived. This is an import...ant resource for all schools Dedicated to the children of Samoa.
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            ISBN 9780473196295
            Published NZ 13 Sep 2011
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age 5-12 years
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            An Accident In Waiting? - The Hyde Rail Disaster 1943
              

            An Accident In Waiting? - The Hyde Rail Disaster 1943 (Paperback)

            By Mason, Greg; Coleman, Elizabeth

            • RRP: $32.00
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            The Hyde disaster involved the daily passenger express train from Cromwell to Dunedin. In 1936, a year-round daily passenger express train was introduced, replacing a thrice weekly express that had been augmented by slow mixed trains. This service left Cromwell at 9am and reached... Dunedin at 5:20pm; in 1937, the schedule was accelerated by half an hour and it was this timetable that was in force on 4 June 1943. The train was hauled by a steam locomotive, AB 782, and consisted of seven passenger carriages, a guard's van and two wagons of time-sensitive freight.[1] The day was a Friday and it was to be followed by the King's Birthday long weekend, and this boosted patronage to 113, with many passengers travelling to the Winter Show in Dunedin or horse races in Wingatui.[2] Prior to the accident, some passengers became concerned about their safety. Regular travellers were aware that the train was travelling at excessive speed and one who had moved from his seat to stand with friends in another carriage was forced to return to his seat as the movement of the train made it uncomfortable to stand. In the minutes immediately preceding the accident, luggage and parcels fell from racks above the seats
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            ISBN 9780473194956
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2011
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Please Demolish with a Kind Heart Behind the Red Zone
              

            Please Demolish with a Kind Heart Behind the Red Zone (Hardback)

            By Howey, Glen

            Glen is in the middle of shooting behind the fences in Christchurch's red zones. The final images will be released as a book to coincide with the five year anniversary of the Canterbury earthquakes. For more information:

            ISBN 9780473333836
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780733631061
            Published NZ 24 Nov 2015
            Publisher Blackwell & Ruth
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Matini: The Story of Cyclone Martin, Manahiki, Cook Islands, 1 November 1997
               

            Matini: The Story of Cyclone Martin, Manahiki, Cook Islands, 1 November 1997 (Paperback)

            By Reeves, Rachel Michele Teana

            • RRP: $113.99
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            "This is the story of Martin, as told to me by Manihiki people in Tauhunu and Tukao, on Rarotonga, in New Zealand and Australia and further afield"--Page 11.

            ISBN 9780473314941
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2015
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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            In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Fire and Drought
             

            Fire and Drought (Paperback)

            By Blakes

            • RRP: $19.99
            • $15.10
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            Part of The Go Facts Natural Disasters strand that contains topical information on natural disasters such as the Indian Ocean Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. This title covers the nonfiction text types - information report, explanation, recount, instructions, discussion and persua...sion. It is suitable for reading ages of 8-10.
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            ISBN 9780713679670
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2007
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 7-9 years
            Series Go Facts: Natural Disasters
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            Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
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