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              The Axeman's Carnival
                 

              The Axeman's Carnival (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chidgey, Catherine

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              • Pub Date
                13 Oct 22

              Everywhere, the birds: sparrows and skylarks and thrushes, starlings and bellbirds, fantails and pipits - but above them all and louder, the magpies. We are here and this is our tree and we're staying and it is ours and you need to leave and now. Tama is just a helpless chick... when he is rescued by Marnie, and this is where his story might have ended. 'If it keeps me awake,' says Marnie's husband Rob, a farmer, 'I'll have to wring its neck.' But with Tama come new possibilities for the couple's future. Tama can speak, and his fame is growing. Outside, in the pines, his father warns him of the wickedness wrought by humans. Indoors, Marnie confides in him about her violent marriage. The more Tama sees, the more the animal and the human worlds - and all of the precarity, darkness and hope within them - bleed into one another. Like a stock truck filled with live cargo, the story moves inexorably towards its dramatic conclusion: the annual Axeman's Carnival. Part trickster, part surrogate child, part witness, Tama the magpie is the star of this story. Though what he says aloud to humans is often nonsensical (and hilarious with it), the tale he tells us weaves a disturbingly human sense. The Axeman's Carnival is Catherine Chidgey at her finest - comic, profound, poetic and true.
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              ISBN 9781776920051
              Published NZ 13 Oct 2022
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              You Probably Think This Song is About You
               

              You Probably Think This Song is About You (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Camp, Kate

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              In these disarming true stories, Kate Camp moves back and forth through the smoke-filled rooms of her life: from a nostalgic childhood of the Seventies and Eighties, through the boozy pothead years of the Nineties, and into the sobering reality of a world in which Hillary Clinton... did not win.
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              ISBN 9781776920129
              Published NZ 14 Jul 2022
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              Peninsula
                 

              Peninsula (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Came, Sharron

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              • Pub Date
                8 Sep 22

              There's Di, waking up in hospital, feeling scrubbed raw. Ritchie and Willy, toasting their dead friend with ginger beer. Kiri, frantically searching for a lost child. Ember Eyes, with his goat and his too-powerful gun. Rachel clambering up a cliff face. Ellen and her friends bash...ing through the bush. Loosely centred on three generations of the Carlton family and told with restrained lyricism, Peninsula is a set of ten interwoven stories about the lives of an ordinary rural Northland farming community over decades of change. It's a community populated with stoic, fierce characters who brim with feeling, embroiled in rich and complex relationships with the land, and with one another. Though it is full of the familiar - peacocks, thistles, tramping huts - it is also a place of dreaming. Peninsula, by newcomer Sharron Came, won the 2021 Adam Foundation Prize and introduces a new voice in New Zealand fiction. 'This stunning book casts an unusual spell. At first blush it all seems as New Zealandy as sheep dogs, septic tanks and muting the TV when visitors arrive. Then you notice the creeping poetry of lives coping with change and how this vividly imagined world of tramping huts, bush runs and squash clubs contains other worlds. Sharron Came is writing from deep intimacy with the rural community she summons on the page. Her terse, funny and hugely poignant stories restore a sense of possibility to the future without turning away from its terrors.' -Damien Wilkins 'This superbly crafted collection reaches deep into the heart of family, community and place. It is a measure of Sharron Came's skill that the rural Northland landscape and the complex, deeply human characters co-exist in perfect equilibrium. I loved this book.' -Laurence Fearnley
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              ISBN 9781776920242
              Published NZ 8 Sep 2022
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              Pests and Pestilence: The Management of Invasive Species, Pests and Disease in New Zealand
                

              Pests and Pestilence: The Management of Invasive Species, Pests and Disease in New Zealand (Paperback)

              By Lester, Phil

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              'Pestilence' is a word that conjures up destruction at a large scale. It can be a plague of ravenous rabbits, millions of wilding pines that swallow up landscapes, a virus that brings the world to its knees within weeks of emergence. In Phil Lester's new book we dive deep into... the world of pestilence. We learn the stories of pests that are plants, animals and pathogens, and consider how we can manage their spread in Aotearoa and around the world. The human movement of diseases and pests has affected every corner of the globe, even Antarctica. We need effective management approaches that cause the least possible harm, especially as our population grows and we become increasingly connected. Lester explores the problems of international movement, methodologies designed to limit the unintentional introduction of species across borders, New Zealand's biosecurity legislation, the limits and possibilities of eradication as a goal, the means of population control, and the management of pathogens in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Illuminating this discussion are stories of cats on parachutes, angry hippos, cannibalistic cane toads, and a cook who unwittingly gave typhoid to at least 51 other people. Fascinating and lucidly written, Pests and Pestilence draws on many strands of history and science to ask how we can best manage the pathogens, animal and plant species that can do us harm.
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              ISBN 9781776920082
              Published NZ 11 Aug 2022
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              Arms & Legs
                

              Arms & Legs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lane, Chloe

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              In a Florida almost claustrophobic with life, New Zealand-born Georgie's marriage has stagnated. But there's no room to attend to it, as dangers small and large crowd in: teeth break, her son can't find his words, there's something in her husband's eye, termites swarm the neighbo...urhood, and she finds a dead boy in the burning woods. And then - there's Jason. As the repercussions of her discovery of the body, and her affair, come to land, Georgie digs deep, examining the undercurrents of her actions with curiosity, humour and cutting emotional intelligence. Arms & Legs is a deliriously insightful excavation of love, desire, parenthood and relationships at their best, and worst. 'An astute, fine-grained novel about the fires we light to sustain ourselves - and what happens when they get out of control.' -Emily Perkins, author of The Forrests 'Arms & Legs is gritty, sexy novel that will have you aching for its characters, for the things they can and cannot say to each other. Lane's taut control of the narrative echoes the story's fecund, humid Florida landscape - controlled burn-offs, nature's relentless assaults on besieged boundaries of civilised urban life - and her ability to sustain suspense lasts well beyond the final page.' -Sue Orr, author of Loop Tracks
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              ISBN 9781776920235
              Published NZ 12 Aug 2022
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              Fono: The Contest for the Governance of Samoa
                 

              Fono: The Contest for the Governance of Samoa (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Swain, Peter

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                8 Sep 22

              Fono: The Contest for the Governance of Samoa tells the story of the development of Samoa's unique system of governance, and of those who have fought for power and shaped the development of the Independent State of Samoa, from first settlement through German colonisation and New ...Zealand's administration, to indigenous governance, including the hard-fought 2021 General Election and its dramatic outcome. 'This book, based on a wide range of historical sources and original research, provides us with fresh insights into the history of Samoa and the struggles our leaders and people went through in their search for the ideal form of governance for Samoans to live their own way of life. Fono is essential reading for all Samoans, and for all those interested in the good governance of small island states.' -Tuila'epa Dr Sa'ilele Malielegaoi 'Fono constitutes a very valuable and critical perspective. Important because of providing a critical record on an important episode in Samoan and Pacific History, plus the pivotal role and frontline credential of the writer. The book's appeal lies in the immediacy of events and the way the electoral processes evolved without external interference and in the increasing role of the diaspora.' - Dr Atoese Morgan Tuimalealiifano, Associate Professor of History, University of the South Pacific
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              ISBN 9781776920655
              Published NZ 8 Sep 2022
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              He Reo Tuku Iho: Tangata Whenua and Te Reo Maori
                 

              He Reo Tuku Iho: Tangata Whenua and Te Reo Maori (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Te Huia, Awanui

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                7 Sep 22

              Reclaiming a language is a slow-burning process, both deeply personal and intricately connected to the socio-economic, historical and political conditions in which we live. In He reo tuku iho: Tangata whenua and te reo Maori, Awanui Te Huia focuses on the lived experiences of tan...gata whenua and explores ways in which they can reclaim te reo. Drawing upon !ndings from the national research project Manawa u ki te reo Maori, which surveyed motivations and barriers for Maori language acquisition and use, Te Huia encourages readers to explore how they can journey back towards te reo Maori in daily life. We hear from tangata whenua learning te reo, and from those who are %uent, while considering challenges to language reclamation - such as experiences with racism, whakama, historical trauma and resourcing - and ways to overcome these. At the heart of He reo tuku iho is the knowledge that it is possible for Maori to return te reo to minds, hearts and mouths. As Te Huia writes: '&e aroha connection that we all have with our tupuna, our living relations, and those yet to come, are tied together in our collective desire for te reo Maori to thrive now and in the future.
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              ISBN 9781776920174
              Published NZ 7 Sep 2022
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              Greta and Valdin
                

              Greta and Valdin (Paperback)

              By Reilly, Rebecca K.

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              The modern world is too much for me. I feel like I'm George of the Jungle.' -Greta 'At the moment, for personal reasons, I don't like reading things about people being in love with each other.' -Valdin Valdin is still in love with his ex-boyfriend Xabi, who used to drive ar...ound Auckland in a ute but now drives around Buenos Aires in one. Greta is in love with her fellow English tutor Holly, who doesn't know how to pronounce Greta's surname, Vladisavljevic, properly. From their Auckland apartment, brother and sister must navigate the intricate paths of modern romance as well as weather the small storms of their eccentric Maori-Russian-Catalonian family. This beguiling and hilarious novel by Adam Foundation Prize winner Rebecca K Reilly owes as much to Shakespeare as it does to Tinder. Set in a world that is deeply familiar (but also a bit sexier and more stylish than the real one), Greta and Valdin will speak to anyone who has had their heart broken, or has decided that they don't want to be a physicist anymore, or has wondered about all of the things they don't know about their family. 'Greta and Valdin is a complete world. I was totally captivated. It is warm and funny, inventive and charming, with a genuine and earned tenderness at its heart.' -Kate Duignan, author of The New Ships and Breakwater
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              ISBN 9781776564194
              Published NZ 13 May 2021
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              Anderton: His Life and Times
                

              Anderton: His Life and Times (Paperback)

              By Grant, David

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                13 Oct 22

              Jim Anderton, the Labour rebel who founded a new political movement and became deputy prime minister, is the subject of this compelling, warts-and-all biography by award-winning historian David Grant.

              ISBN 9781776920563
              Published NZ 13 Oct 2022
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              Nga Whakamaoritanga
               

              Nga Whakamaoritanga (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Translated by Kelly, Hemi

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              kei tetahi wharekura i te papakainga o Baile Beag, i tetahi hapori korero Airihi i te whaitua o Tonekara i te pito o te marama o Akuhata, i te tau 1833, nga mahi o te whakaari nei.

              ISBN 9781776920266
              Published NZ 10 Aug 2022
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