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              Helen Kelly: Her Life
                

              Helen Kelly: Her Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Macfie, Rebecca

              • RRP: $50.00
              • $39.00
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              • Pub Date
                18 May 21

              When Helen Kelly died on a Wellington spring night in October 2016, with her partner by her side and a bunch of peonies, the first of the season, by her bed, Aotearoa New Zealand lost an extraordinary leader. Kelly was the first female head of the country's trade union movement, ...but she was also much more- a visionary who believed that all workers, whether in a union or not, deserved to be given a fair go; a fighter from a deeply communist family who never gave up the struggle; a strategist and orator who invoked strong loyalty; a woman who could stir fierce emotions. Her battles with famous people were the stuff of headlines. She took on Peter Jackson, the country's icon. She was accused in parliament of doing 'irreparable damage' to the union movement, and by employers of exploiting the bereaved families of dead workers. While many saw her as a hero, to others she was 'that woman', a bloody pain in the neck. In this brilliant book, award-winning journalist Rebecca Macfie takes you not only into Kelly's life but into a defining period in the country's history, when old values were replaced by the individualism of neo-liberalism, and the wellbeing and livelihood of workers faced unremitting stress. Through it all, Helen Kelly stood as an electrifying figure.
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              ISBN 9781927249741
              Published NZ 18 May 2021
              Publisher Awa Press
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              How To Watch A Bird (2Nd Ed)
               

              How To Watch A Bird (2Nd Ed) (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

              By Braunias, Steve

              • RRP: $26.00
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              As prize-winning journalist Steve Braunias stands on an apartment balcony on a sultry summer evening, a black-backed gull flies so close he is instantaneously bowled over with happiness: 'I thought: Birds, everywhere. I wanted to know more about them.' This book is the result - a... wondrous personal journey into the amazing world of birds, and the people ensnared, captivated and entranced by them: the passionate tribe of bird-watchers and twitchers.
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              ISBN 9781927249178
              Published NZ 22 Oct 2014
              Publisher Awa Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Ginger series
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              So Brilliantly Clever: Parker, Hulme & The Murder That Shocked The World
                

              So Brilliantly Clever: Parker, Hulme & The Murder That Shocked The World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Graham, Peter

              • RRP: $42.00
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              The brutal, premeditated murder of Honorah Parker in 1954 in a lonely park by her 16-year-old daughter Pauline and Pauline's 15-year-old friend Juliet Hulme made shock headlines around the world. International media flocked to New Zealand to follow the trial. Still today, the mur...der remains one of the most interesting criminal cases of all time, and a source of intense public fascination throughout the world - especially since one of the murderers was revealed to be the murder-mystery writer Anne Perry, whose books sell in the millions. Lawyer and true crime writer Peter Graham writes of the secrets and lies that permeated the girls' families, the bizarre lead-up to the murder, the girls' conviction and imprisonment, and their lives following their release. He also examines Parker's and Hulme'' actions in the light of modern psychology. In the 1950s the two girls were suspected of lesbianism, and judged and imprisoned as inherently evil. Would this happen today?
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              ISBN 9781877551123
              Published NZ 28 Oct 2011
              Publisher Awa Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Loss Adjustment
               

              Loss Adjustment (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Collins, Linda

              • RRP: $40.00
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              Linda Collins gets up on a Monday morning, dresses for work, makes coffee and goes into her daughter Victoria's bedroom. Why hasn't Vicky got up yet? It's an important day: the start of the second term of her final year at school. Today she will hear her latest exam results. T...he bedroom is empty. So begins every parent's worst nightmare. Collins, a New Zealand journalist based in Singapore, writes with startling candour about her daughter's suicide: the secrets she kept from her parents, the revelations in the personal journals she left behind, and the struggle of Collins and Malcolm McLeod, Victoria's father, to find answers in the midst of enormous grief. How, they ask themselves, could they have missed the signs? What did the counsellors at Victoria's school know about her state of mind? Did her school friends have any idea how desperate she was? And above all, why would a beautiful, talented, much loved young woman take her own life? Loss Adjustment is a wake-up call. New Zealand has the highest suicide rate for teenagers among the world's wealthy developed countries. Most of those who kill themselves are, like Victoria McLeod, aged 15 to 19. Linda Collins examines the tragedy of teenage suicide from her profoundly personal viewpoint, while Victoria's journals, uncovered after her death, give an incredibly valuable insight into the unseen stresses and anxieties suffered by many teenagers.
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              ISBN 9781927249703
              Published NZ 6 Nov 2020
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              Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge
                

              Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge (Paperback)

              By Taylor, Amy

              • RRP: $35.00
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              The essential guide for the ride of your life. A bike ride that began with 26 friends in 1977 is today New Zealand's premier cycling event. Covering a scenic course on 160 kilometres of sealed road around beautiful Lake Taupo, it caters for riders of all abilities, and attracts a...round 12,000 riders, with numbers increasing every year. In 2007 it was named one of the best rides in the world by the International Cycling Union, and became part of the prestigious international UCI Golden Bike series. The most popular challenge is the solo ride around the lake, but there are also 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-person relays, a 5-kilometre ride for children, and 2- and 4-lap endurance rides. Elite riders compete in the Avanti Classic. Whether you're riding for fun or competitively, this book contains all the information you'll need to prepare for the event and have a great ride on the day - including details of the course, suggestions as to gear, and training programmes for all levels.
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              ISBN 9780958291613
              Published NZ 15 Apr 2009
              Publisher Awa Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              The Devouring Dragon: How China's Rise Threatens The Natural World
               

              The Devouring Dragon: How China's Rise Threatens The Natural World (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New Zealand edition)

              By Simons, Craig

              "China is transforming our natural world at an alarming rate. It is the world's largest market for endangered wildlife, poached from India and Africa. It is the top importer of tropical timber, harvested illegally in Indonesia. In Brazil, farmers clear large swaths of the Amazon ...rainforest to meet Chinese demand for soybean oil and beef. In the U.S., toxic levels of mercury originating from Chinese power plants have polluted a third of American lakes and nearly a quarter of its rivers. Craig Simons' new book, "The devouring dragon", looks at how China, in its ascendance, has become the world's worst polluting superpower, creating a devastating environmental impact worldwide. Simons argues that China's most significant impacts over the twenty-first century will be not only on jobs, corporate profits and political alliances, but also on our natural world. "The devouring dragon" combines in-depth reporting with wide-ranging interviews, scientific research, and travel to some of the most beautiful places on earth. It amply demonstrates the urgency of the issue and also hope for the future. With the Obama administration placing China among its top three foreign policy priorities, Craig Simons argues eloquently for ways in which the United States and China can forge a new era of cooperation, support emerging environmental groups within China, and begin to ensure a sustainable future for the planet." --Publisher description.
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              ISBN 9781877551888
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2013
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              Fate & Philosophy: A Journey Through Life's Great Questions
                

              Fate & Philosophy: A Journey Through Life's Great Questions (Paperback)

              By Flynn, Jim

              • RRP: $33.00
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              "Jim Flynn examines the tough decisions we face and urges us to think philosophically, not be influenced by subconscious conditioning inherited from our parents, our religion, or any other influences. An introduction to philosophy, and a tour through modern science, from research... on the workings of the human brain to deciphering the matter that makes up the universe"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9781877551321
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2012
              Publisher Awa Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              How To Hear Classical Music: Ginger Series Volume 11
                

              How To Hear Classical Music: Ginger Series Volume 11 (Paperback, 11th edition)

              By Caddy, Divinia

              • RRP: $26.00
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              Have you ever wondered why most classical music concerts are such stuffy affairs? Had to bluff your way through conversations about classical music? Want to get a handle on music by the modern composers? Or just want a great read on music you love? How to Hear Classical Music is ...all this and more.
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              ISBN 9781877551000
              Published NZ 9 Sep 2013
              Publisher Awa Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Ginger series
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              Everyday Cycling
                

              Everyday Cycling (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smith, Alastair

              • RRP: $35.00
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              "If you want to use a bike in your daily life -- to get to work, play, school and the shops -- this is the book you have been waiting for, an informative, comprehensive and inspiring guide that helps beginners get started and experienced cyclists ride more confidently, safely and... enjoyably"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9781877551017
              Published NZ 6 Dec 2012
              Publisher Awa Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              100 Essential New Zealand Films
                

              100 Essential New Zealand Films (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McDouall, Hamish

              • RRP: $40.00
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              Encompasses feature films, short films, digifilms and documentaries - includes details of where to get hold of these gems so you can watch them in your own darkened room.

              ISBN 9780958275095
              Published NZ 20 Sep 2009
              Publisher Awa Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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