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            Life as a Casketeer: What the Business of Death Can Teach the Living
             

            Life as a Casketeer: What the Business of Death Can Teach the Living (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tipene, Francis; Tipene, Kaiora

            • RRP: $39.99
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            A celebration of life and death. A book to make you laugh and cry. A deep, funny and personal story about the lives of New Zealand's favourite undertakers, Francis and Kaiora Tipene. Born and raised in Northland, the married couple and parents to five boys now star in the third s...eries of their own reality television show The Casketeers, a show about day-to-day life (and death) at their Auckland funeral business, Tipene Funerals. This is Francis and Kaiora's story, a story about a modest yet richly cultural Maori upbringing in the communities of Pawarenga and Kaitaia, the trials and tribulations of their love and marriage, the joy of raising five sons, and the dedication and mahi required to grow a business. It's also a book about traditions of tangihanga, tikanga Maori and Polynesian ways of morning the dead. Inspirational, hilarious, and wise: this is a book to make you see dying, grief and remembrance in a totally new light.
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            ISBN 9781775541486
            Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Te Manu Huna a Tane: The hidden bird of Tane
              

            Te Manu Huna a Tane: The hidden bird of Tane (Hardback)

            Photographs by Gillam, Jennifer; Edited by Hansen, Eugene; Contributions by Ormsby-Rihari, Raewyn; Rihari-Rawiri, Tiwai

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              12 Jun 20

            This special photo book documents a wananga or class for three generations of women from Ngati Torehina Ki Mataka to learn the customary practice of pelting North Island brown kiwi so their feathers can be used for weaving.

            ISBN 9780995123069
            Published NZ 12 Jun 2020
            Publisher Massey University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Te Marae: A Guide to Customs and Protocol
             

            Te Marae: A Guide to Customs and Protocol (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2009 reprint)

            By Tauroa, Hiwi; Tauroa, Patricia

            • RRP: $25.00
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            This book is an invaluable introduction to Maori protocol for Pakehas. Hiwi and Pat Tauroa outline the sequence of events when visitors arrive at the gates of a marae and ends with their departure, with appropriate behaviour being described at each stage. First published in 1986 ...- now reprinted by Penguin.
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            ISBN 9780143202424
            Published NZ 16 Apr 2009
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Today in New Zealand History
             

            Today in New Zealand History (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Atkinson, Neill; Green, David; Phipps, Gareth; Watters, Steve

            • RRP: $39.99
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            By the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the Alexander Turnbull Library, this glorious, fully illustrated discovery of New Zealand's key times brings history to life. Each day of the year features a story ranging from the nation-forming to the quirky. Born on this Day boxes s...cattered throughout provide details on around 100 significant figures.
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            ISBN 9781775594284
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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            Weed: A New Zealand Story
              

            Weed: A New Zealand Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Borrowdale, James

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              2 Jul 20

            'I just closed my eyes and drifted away. I drifted away to the music but I don't think I'd ever experienced anything quite so soothing and magical. It was like I was in a magical space. It was beautiful.' - Jim Mahoney, reformed drug addict Pot, Mary Jane, dope, skunk, grass, has...h, green, hooch, herb, ganja, reefer. New Zealand loves weed. It's the most popular illegal drug in our country and third most popular drug overall, behind alcohol and tobacco, yet it also represents a troubled relationship. In Weed, award-winning journalist James Borrowdale dives in deep to understand why, meeting a fascinating cross-section of New Zealand along the way - a nineteenth-century nun who allegedly grew pot, a bystander to the Mr Asia syndicate, a convicted heroin dealer turned criminologist, people both using and offering the drug for medicinal relief, politicians and law-makers old and new. What's revealed is an engrossing, heady and sometimes surprising account of New Zealand and weed. Fusing insightful, personal stories with analysis and historical research, Weed lays out the facts as they are - about an issue that can no longer be ignored.
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            ISBN 9780143774327
            Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Girl of New Zealand: Colonial Optics in Aotearoa
              

            Girl of New Zealand: Colonial Optics in Aotearoa (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Erai, Michelle

            • RRP: $103.99
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            Presents a nuanced insight into the way violence and colonial attitudes shaped the representation of Maori women and girls. Michelle Erai sheds light on how race, gender, and sexuality have been ascribed to particular bodies.

            ISBN 9780816537020
            Released NZ 30 May 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Critical Issues in Indigenous Studies
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            Life in a Box: Traveller. Antiques Dealer. Mother. Model. Iconoclast.

            Life in a Box: Traveller. Antiques Dealer. Mother. Model. Iconoclast. (Hardback)

            By Adams, Sarah Jane

            • RRP: $45.00
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            Treasures and mementos from the estate of Sarah Jane Adams Auction catalogues can reveal a lot about a person - their lives, loves and style. Sarah Jane Adams, a jewellery & antiques dealer who became an international model and Instagram sensation overnight in her 60s, tells her ...story through a lifetime's collection of rare pieces, valuable jewellery and worthless objects, as well as personal photographs and effects from her 'estate'. Told with wit, pathos and charm. Life In A Box illustrates how style is always deeply personal to the wearer, laden with rich meaning and adventure and above all, redolent of our stories.
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            ISBN 9781760524951
            Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Murdoch Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook

            Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook (Hardback, Main)

            By Gray, Annie

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            In a suburban house in 1977 an elderly lady burnt her memoirs. Her life, she felt, was not one people would want to read about. The life of a woman, born into the working class, brought up to go into service, who had married, had a daughter, and gone back to work after her husban...d died, was so like that of many others, that there could be little there worth saving. This is the story of a woman who was, indeed, like many other people: not a royal, not rich, not famous, simply someone who worked hard and enjoyed her life. Beginning in 1882, she ranged through life in the country, life in the town, life in her own house, and in that of others. She travelled, married, had children and a highly successful career. For while Georgina Landemare saw herself as ordinary, her accomplishments, and the life she lived, were anything but. She started her career as a nursemaid, and ended it cooking for one of the best-known figures in British history, a man to whom food was central, not only as a pleasure by itself, but as a diplomatic tool in a time when the world was embroiled in a worldwide war. Churchill's Cook is a culinary biography: a life lived through food ranging from rural Berkshire to wartime London, via Belle Epoque Paris and prohibition-era New York. Through one eager eater, and one skilled cook, Annie Gray tells the story of the way Victorian tastes changed and 20th century food developed, taking a look into the kitchens of the time complete with evolving technology and attitudes towards domestic service. Recipes include Georgina's German Kougelhof, Curried Brains, macaroons, Boodles Orange, Mousse de Maple and 'Chocolat Cake Good'
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            ISBN 9781788160445
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            100 Children's Books: that inspire our world
             

            100 Children's Books: that inspire our world (Hardback)

            By Salter, Colin

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            From the author of 100 Books That Changed The World, a definitive collection of the most beloved, original, inspiring, hysterical, heart-warming, compelling, rude and downright scary books that have enchanted children the world over.

            ISBN 9781911641087
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks

            Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Garland, Robert

            • RRP: $34.99
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            A vivid, engaging, and colorful description of life in Ancient Greece from the perspective of ordinary people.

            ISBN 9781624661297
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2014
            Publisher Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
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