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            The Christchurch Town Hall 1965-2019: A dream renewed
             

            The Christchurch Town Hall 1965-2019: A dream renewed (Hardback)

            Edited by Lochhead, Ian James; Contributions by Hare, John; Marshall, Harold; Marshall, Peter; Setchell, Martin

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            The 2019 re-opening of the Christchurch Town Hall is celebrated in this richly illustrated volume. With contributions from those who shaped its original design, along with accounts of the renewal project and the story of the hall's Rieger organ, this book explains why the Christc...hurch Town Hall is of both national and international significance.
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            ISBN 9781988503103
            Published NZ 5 Dec 2019
            Publisher Canterbury University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            High Wire
              

            High Wire (Hardback)

            By Jones, Lloyd; Macleod, Euan

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              9 Apr 20

            High Wire brings together Booker finalist writer Lloyd Jones and artist Euan Macleod. It is the first of a series of picture books written and made for grownups and designed to showcase leading New Zealand writers and artists working together in a collaborative and dynamic way.

            ISBN 9780995123083
            Published NZ 9 Apr 2020
            Publisher Massey University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker The Visual Dictionary: With Exclusive Cross-Sections

            Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker The Visual Dictionary: With Exclusive Cross-Sections (Hardback)

            By Hidalgo, Pablo; Foreword by Terrio, Chris

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            Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary is a 200 page definitive guide to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, revealing the characters, creatures, droids, locations, and technology from the new film. Packed with information and 500+ images, plus cross-sections of ne...w vehicles, as penned by Star Wars scribe Pablo Hidalgo, it's a must-have for all fans who want to go beyond the movie experience.
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            ISBN 9780241357699
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Big Ideas for Small Houses
             

            Big Ideas for Small Houses (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Foster, Catherine

            • RRP: $50.00
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            "A look at a range of small houses around New Zealand, and the strategies the owners used to get a toehold in the tight housing market. From building a secondary dwelling on an existing family section, to tiny houses on pocket handkerchief pieces of land, these approaches to hous...ing will give ideas and inspiration to all wondering how it can be possible to own a first home in the twenty-first century. Each entry begins with a statement about the strategy the owner used to achieve a home of their own. The houses range in size from 100 square metres right down to a very cosy 34 square metres! Beautifully photographed, and including plans and costs, the houses presented are in Puhoi, west and north Auckland, Raglan, Tamahere, Taupiri, Whanganui, New Plymouth, Wellington and Christchurch."--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9780143773245
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Chinglish
             

            Chinglish (Paperback)

            By Cheung, Sue

            • RRP: $17.99
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            It is difficult trying to talk in our family cos: a) Grandparents don't speak English at all b) Mum hardly speaks any English c) Me, Bonny and Simon hardly speak Chinese d) Dad speaks Chinese and good English - but doesn't like talking In other words, we all have to cobble togeth...er tiny bits of English and Chinese into a rubbish new language I call 'Chinglish'. It is very awkward.Jo Kwan is a teenager growing up in 1980s Coventry with her annoying little sister, too-cool older brother, a series of very unlucky pets and utterly bonkers parents. But unlike the other kids at her new school or her posh cousins, Jo lives above her parents' Chinese takeaway. And things can be tough - whether it's unruly customers or the snotty popular girls who bully Jo for being different. Even when she does find a BFF who actually likes Jo for herself, she still has to contend with her erratic dad's behaviour. All Jo dreams of is breaking free and forging a career as an artist.Told in diary entries and doodles, Jo's brilliantly funny observations about life, family and char siu make for a searingly honest portrayal of life on the other side of the takeaway counter.
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            ISBN 9781783448395
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Andersen Press Ltd
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Colin McCahon: There is Only One Direction, Vol. I 1919-1959: 1: Colin McCahon
             

            Colin McCahon: There is Only One Direction, Vol. I 1919-1959: 1: Colin McCahon (Hardback)

            By Mccahon, Colin

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            The first of an extraordinary two-volume work chronicling forty-five years of painting by our most important artist, Colin McCahon.

            ISBN 9781869408954
            Published NZ 3 Oct 2019
            Publisher Auckland University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Colin McCahon
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            Janis: Her Life and Music

            Janis: Her Life and Music (Trade Paperback / Paperback, ANZ Only)

            By George-Warren, Holly

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            It's been said Janis Joplin was second only to Bob Dylan as the `creator-recorder-embodiment of her generation's mythology'. But how did a middle-class girl from Texas become a '60s countercultural icon? Janis' parents doted on her and promoted her early talent for art. But the a...rrival of a brother shattered the bond she had with her intellectual maverick of a father, an oil engineer. And her own maverick instincts alienated her from her socially conformist mother. That break with her parents, along with the rejection of her high school peers, who disapproved of her beatnik look and racially progressive views, and wrongly assumed she was sexually promiscuous, cemented her sense of herself as an outcast. She found her tribe with a group of offbeat young men a year ahead of her, who loved her intellectual curiosity, her passion for conversation, and her adventurous search for the blues. Although she never stopped craving the approval of her parents and hometown, she left Port Arthur at seventeen determined to prove she could be loved. She tried college twice, and dropped out both times. She ran off to California, but came back when her heavy drug use scared her into it. She almost signed up for a life as a domesticated, hang-the-curtains wife. But instead, during a second stint on the West Coast, she launched a career that would see her crowned the queen of rock and roll. What no one besides Holly George-Warren has captured in such intimate detail is the way Janis Joplin teetered between the powerful woman you hear in her songs and the little girl who just wanted to go home and feel emotionally safe there. The pain of that dichotomy fuelled her music - and ultimately killed her.
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            ISBN 9781471189999
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Marvel Team-up

            Marvel Team-up (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ewing, Eve; Illustrated by Vazquez, Joey

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            Contains material originally published in magazine form as Marvel Team-up #1-6.

            ISBN 9781302918316
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2019
            Publisher Marvel Comics
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Marvel Team-Up
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            Maori Markings: Ta Moko
             

            Maori Markings: Ta Moko (Paperback)

            Created by Australia, National Gallery of

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            "The practice of t moko, and the wearing of moko, was considered an art form of a bygone day for the most part of the twentieth century, as casualty of Aotearoa New Zealand's colonial past. However, this unique Pacific art is enjoying a revival. Its embers fanned back to life by ...modern practitioners in the 1980s, it has once again become a powerful form of Mori cultural expression, identity and unity. In a first for Australia, 'Mori markings: t moko' looks at not only the history of this living, breathing art of our region but also shares stories of today's proud moko wearers and practitioners"--Foreword.
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            ISBN 9780642334800
            Published NZ 1 May 2019
            Publisher National Gallery of Victoria
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Shifting Landscape
             

            The Shifting Landscape (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kovacic, Katherine

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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            Art dealer Alex Clayton travels to Victoria's Western District to value the McMillan family's collection. At their historic sheep station, she finds an important and previously unknown colonial painting - and a family fraught with tension. There are arguments about the future of ...the property and its place in an ancient and highly significant indigenous landscape. When the family patriarch dies under mysterious circumstances and the painting is stolen, Alex decides to leave; then a toddler disappears and Alex's faithful dog Hogarth goes missing. With fears rising for the safety of both child and hound, Alex and her best friend John, who has been drawn into the mystery, join searchers scouring the countryside. But her attempts to unravel the McMillan family secrets have put Alex in danger, and she's not the only one. Will the killer claim another victim? Or will the landscape reveal its mysteries to Alex in time?
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            ISBN 9781760686444
            Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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