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              Ten Acceptable Acts of Arson: and other very short stories
                

              Ten Acceptable Acts of Arson: and other very short stories (Paperback)

              By Cottrell, Jack

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              There are many messages in this book: Never go drinking using your passport for ID. Make sure to apply lidocaine before ripping out your toenails. Magic might be real, but it never fixes the worst of your problems. Try to fall in love with bastards. You or someone you know may be... gayer than previously thought. We're not going to make it to Mars. A locked psychiatric ward needs more books than a single copy of Jane Eyre. Asking time travellers for advice on your exams is considered cheating. It's not just human houses that become haunted. The key message is this: Life in the early 21st century is often very strange. So are these stories. With a crisp insouciance and gliding charm, Jack Cottrell's fiery, fey, finely-tuned fictions leap from sci-fi to fantasy, comedy to horror, literary realism to romance, and to hybrids of all of these. Featuring sport, friendship, love, health, family, climate change, artificial intelligence, desire, magic, Greek gods, ghosts, peanut butter, cyber pranks, racial prejudice, and creepy medical advances, his stories play with the allure of the past, the disturbances of our own times, and the dangerous idealism of our future technologies - each one in fewer than 300 words. Jack is a writer and volunteer rugby referee who knows how to pack a lot into a small space, whether a story or an extremely organised sports bag. With 'Ten Acceptable Acts of Arson', has he worked out how to cram an entire universe into a pocket-sized capsule? Jack Remiel Cottrell (Ngati Rangi) grew up in Wellington and now lives in Auckland. His flash fiction collection was awarded the Wallace Prize for best manuscript in the University of Auckland Master of Creative Writing class of 2020. He has been published in numerous anthologies and online magazines, and his novella-in-flash 'Latter Day Saints' was published in 2018 by Ad Hoc Press.
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              ISBN 9781988503257
              Published NZ 16 Aug 2021
              Publisher Canterbury University Press
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              Polynesia, 900-1600: An overview of the history of Aotearoa, Rekohu, and Rapa Nui: 2021
               

              Polynesia, 900-1600: An overview of the history of Aotearoa, Rekohu, and Rapa Nui: 2021 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Williams, Madi

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              A concise introduction to the history of South Polynesia during the period typically defined as the 'Middle Ages' by western historians, focusing on Aotearoa, Rekohu, and Rapa Nui. Written in response to a wider global approach to medieval history, it offers a fresh perspective o...n the history of the region during that period.
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              ISBN 9781988503233
              Published NZ 15 Aug 2021
              Publisher Canterbury University Press
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              Policy-making Under Pressure: Rethinking the policy process in Aotearoa New Zealand: 2021
               

              Policy-making Under Pressure: Rethinking the policy process in Aotearoa New Zealand: 2021 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Mazey, Sonia; Richardson, Jeremy

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              Drawing upon first-hand accounts and linking them to classic theories of public policy-making, Mazey and Richardson explain in an accessible way why government 'stuff-ups' happen, and suggest practical steps the policy establishment could take to improve policy-making in New Zeal...and.
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              ISBN 9781988503240
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2021
              Publisher Canterbury University Press
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              Ravenscar House: a Biography
                 

              Ravenscar House: a Biography (Hardback)

              By Blundell, Sally

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                10 Jan 22

              Many exciting new buildings have arisen from the rubble of post-earthquake Christchurch but none, perhaps, is as remarkable as Ravenscar House in the heart of the city's heritage precinct. 'Ravenscar House: A biography' explores the story of this unique, purpose-built house museu...m as the realisation of a long-held dream and the expression of a heart-warming act of public philanthropy. Christchurch journalist and writer Sally Blundell tells the compelling story of Jim and Susan Wakefield, whose vision was to share with their community the eclectic and impressive collection of art and artefacts that they had endowed to the charitable Ravenscar Trust. After their house on Scarborough Hill was demolished following the Canterbury earthquakes, the couple were determined to commission a new house museum, filled with a wide range of works by leading New Zealand artists such as Frances Hodgkins, Colin McCahon and Bill Sutton - and many more. Designed by renowned architects Patterson Associates, the Wakefields' bold but elegant addition to the city was opened in 2021. Sally Blundell's engaging and well-informed text is enhanced by family photographs, and stunning images of Ravenscar House itself, the garden it enfolds and the works within its walls. This is a unique story of resilience, architectural ingenuity and, above all, extraordinary generosity. Sally Blundell, a journalist and writer in Otautahi Christchurch, has a PhD in English literature from the University of Canterbury. She has been books and culture editor for the 'New Zealand Listener' and was a fiction judge for the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Her essay contributions include 'Not Listening: Changing Conversations in the Wake of the Mosque Shootings' ('Public Knowledge', ed. Emma Johnson, 2019), 'Amending the Map' ('Griffith Review 43', ed. Julianne Schultz and Lloyd Jones, 2014) and 'Reoccupying Christchurch' ('Extraordinary Anywhere', ed. Ingrid Horrocks and Cherie Lacey, 2016). Her 2007 book, 'Look T
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              ISBN 9781988503226
              Published NZ 10 Jan 2022
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              New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity: Vol. 1: Kingdom Animalia-Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia
               

              New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity: Vol. 1: Kingdom Animalia-Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia (Hardback)

              Edited by Gordon, Dennis P.

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              This volume is the first of three that provides a complete review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity.

              ISBN 9781877257728
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2009
              Publisher Canterbury University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Ikawai: Freshwater Fishes in Maori Culture and Economy
                

              Ikawai: Freshwater Fishes in Maori Culture and Economy (Hardback)

              By McDowall, R. M.

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              This landmark publication draws together all that has ever been written about the role of freshwater fishes in the lives of early Maori.

              ISBN 9781877257865
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2011
              Publisher Canterbury University Press
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              New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity Volume 3
                 

              New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity Volume 3 (Hardback)

              By Gordon, Dennis P.

              This volume is the third in the trilogy that provides a review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity - an international effort involving more than 220 New Zealand and overseas specialists and the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. Together..., the three volumes list every one of almost 55,000 known species of New Zealand's animals, plants, and micro-organisms. These volumes are affiliated with Species 2000, and international scientific project with the long-term goal of enumerating all described species on Earth into one seamless list - the Catalogue of Life, a kind of online biological telephone directory.
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              ISBN 9781927145050
              Publisher Canterbury University Press
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Sleepwalking in Antarctica: and Other Poems
                

              Sleepwalking in Antarctica: and Other Poems (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marshall, Owen

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              This fine new collection of poetry, Owen Marshall's second, is rich in the themes and preoccupations that have made his short stories and novels so admired.

              ISBN 9781877257896
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2010
              Publisher Canterbury University Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Coal and the Coast
                

              Coal and the Coast (Paperback)

              By Maunder, Paul

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              "The bodies of 29 men are still entombed in the collapsed Pike River mine, more than a year after the tragic explosion and fire of 19 November 2010. What do their deaths mean for workplace health and safety? Is there a future for coalmining in this era of climate change? How has ...the Coast changed from the centre of radicalism it represented in the early 20th century? What is the way forward for a region that has felt betrayed by a succession of political decisions and developments over several decades? Playwright and film director Paul Maunder lives in Blackball, and was one of the first emergency respondents to Pike River, within minutes of the first explosion. He kept a diary, and has since been talking to locals and reflecting on the big issues at stake."--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9781927145265
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2012
              Publisher Canterbury University Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Quake Year
                

              Quake Year (Paperback)

              By Farrell, Fiona; Other Nicholas, Juliet

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              It was interesting what people in the checkout line were buying: it was all comfort food. The man in front of me had eggs, bacon, cigarettes, beer. And here we were buying pink buns. No one was buying sensible emergency rations like baked beans..." "It was just the most wonderful... feeling. A sense of hope, like a weed growing out of a crack. Just sitting in the sun listening to beautiful classical music amidst all the devastation..." Everyone in Christchurch has their own story of the quakes. There are heroic and brave stories related to the events themselves, and also longer narratives of endurance over 18 months of aftershocks. No one will ever forget this year. In The Quake Year acclaimed author Fiona Farrell interviews people trying to live ordinary lives in extraordinary times. Their stories are moving, poignant, revealing and healing. This unique book takes the reader beyond the physical damage straight into the hearts of survivors, in stories that will touch a chord with every reader. Fiona's text is enhanced by beautiful photographs by acclaimed photographer Juliet Nicholas.
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              ISBN 9781927145296
              Published NZ 9 May 2012
              Publisher Canterbury University Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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