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              Rangatira
                

              Rangatira (Hardback)

              By Sharples, Pita

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              • Pub Date
                28 Apr 20

              Leader Advocate Raconteur Family man Academic Peacemaker Educator Gamechanger Rangatira Sir Pita Sharples KNZM CBE, best known as the inspirational co-leader of the Maori Party, has led a trailblazing, influential and hugely colourful life. Raised in smalltown Hawke's Bay, Sir Pi...ta was educated at Te Aute College - in many ways the making of him. He was the first in his community to enter university, where he went on to carve a stellar academic career. He has served as New Zealand's Race Relations Commissioner, and of course a politician who enacted historic legislation and change, both as co-leader of the Maori Party and Maori Affairs Minister under the 2008 National Party coalition. A fierce advocate for Maori, Sir Pita helped establish kohanga reo and kura kaupapa, in part spurring on the resurgence in Maori language and culture we see today. My Story is rich with anecdotes, experience, storytelling, as well as Sir Pita's numerous achievements. It's a life story that, in many ways, mirrors the history of modern Maoridom. This is a singular, fascinating and disarmingly personal autobiography of a hugely important New Zealander.
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              ISBN 9780143773481
              Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              Experiments on Reality
                

              Experiments on Reality (EPUB ebook)

              By Robinson, Tim

              Long recognized as perhaps the greatest non-fiction writer at work in Ireland, for his vast, polymathic accounts of nature and culture in the Aran Islands and Connemara, Tim Robinson is also an essayist of genius whose fascinations range across the globe. In Experiments on Realit...y, he shines the light of his intelligence on his own life, and on some of the most fascinating questions in science and culture. Robinson brings us to his boyhood in Yorkshire, National Service in Malaya in the 1950s, and his years as a visual artist in Istanbul, Vienna and London. He revisits some of the scenes of his researches for the maps he made of Aran and Connemara, places that continue to throw up remarkable stories and puzzles. And he performs astonishing literary thought-experiments, playing with the boundaries of the essay form, scientific inquiry, and storytelling. Experiments on Reality is a masterpiece from one of the great minds of our time. 'One of the greatest of all landscape writers ... When the material world is brought forth for us so beautifully, with such rapt attention and illuminating insight, we are reminded of how lucky we are to be part of it' Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times PRAISE FOR THE CONNEMARA TRILOGY:'One of the most remarkable non-fiction projects undertaken in English' Robert MacFarlane, Spectator 'Robinson is a marvel ... the supreme practitioner of geo-graphy, the writing of places' Fintan O'Toole, Observer Books of the Year 'One of contemporary Ireland's finest literary stylists ... This is a book that does justice, in every sense of that phrase, to the frequently betrayed people whose stories it incarnates, and to their strange and beautiful corner of the world' Joseph O'Connor, Guardian 'A masterpiece of travel and topographical writing and a miraculous, vivid and engrossing meditation on landscape and history and the sacred mood of places' Colm Toibin, Irish Times Books of the Year 'One of the finest of contemporary prose stylists' John Burnside, Irish
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              ISBN 9780241987308
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              Released NZ 5 Sep 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              The School of Life: An Emotional Education - 'It's an amazing book' Chris Evans
                

              The School of Life: An Emotional Education - 'It's an amazing book' Chris Evans (EPUB ebook)

              Discover everything you were never taught at school about how to lead a better life... Introduced and edited by the bestselling author of The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel and The Course of Love'Alain de Botton likes to take big, complex subjects and write about t...hem with thoughtful and deceptive innocence' Observer We spend years in school learning facts and figures but the one thing we're never taught is how to live a fulfilled life. That's why we need The School of Life - a real organisation founded ten years ago by writer and philosopher Alain de Botton. The School of Life has one simple aim: to equip people with the tools to survive and thrive in the modern world. And the most important of these tools is emotional intelligence.This book brings together ten years of essential and transformative research on emotional intelligence, with practical topics including: - how to understand yourself - how to master the dilemmas of relationships - how to become more effective at work - how to endure failure - how to grow more serene and resilient The School of Life is nothing short of a crash course in emotional maturity. With all the trademark wit and elegance of Alain de Botton's other writings, and rooted in practical, achievable advice, it show us a path to the better lives we all want and deserve.
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              ISBN 9780241985854
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              Released NZ 5 Sep 2019
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              Wild
                

              Wild (EPUB ebook)

              By Besser, Nathan

              Jonathan Wild knows power like no one else in London. He arrived as a wide-eyed young man in 1703, dazzled by a metropolis brimming with trade, immigration and crime. With a combination of greed, arrogance and ambition, Wild stopped at nothing to secure his place in this great an...d monstrous London and within a few years, he became the city's Thief-Taker General, one of the most feared and wealthy officials in town, charged with the capture and arrest of felons for reward. But his power is matched only by the number of enemies he's made along the way, and his star is burning rather too brightly for the likings of some. Daniel Defoe is in trouble. Following a series of failed business ventures, the renowned pamphleteer, fiction writer and political operative is dead broke. With his creditors at his heels, and facing debtors' prison, Defoe is too crippled with anxiety to write. That is, until he visits Newgate Prison with the intention of chronicling the stories of its inmates, and meets a young man with a deep hatred for Jonathan Wild and a story to tell. WILD is a delightfully outrageous period drama that charts the rise and fall and rise again of two men whose lives become intertwined in the most surprising of ways.
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              ISBN 9781925324006
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              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
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              Adam's Mum and Dad: The third story from the Otto Bin Empire
                

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              By Nunn, Judy

              'I have no family,' Adam said, the blue eyes in the baby face now ice-cold. 'I have no mother and I have no father.' Adam is just fifteen years old when he stumbles upon the Otto Bin Empire, a community of homeless men and women who gather at the colourful wheelie bins down near ...the docks. The teenage runaway is fleeing from his violent, alcoholic father, and now has one goal: to stay lost. But parents can come in all shapes and sizes - as Adam is about to discover, following a chance encounter one winter night . . . Also includes an extract from Judy Nunn's upcoming novel, Khaki Town.
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              ISBN 9781760894351
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              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
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              About a Girl: A Mother's Powerful Story of Raising Her Transgender Child
                

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              By Robertson, Rebekah

              In 2000, Rebekah gave birth to twin boys, George and Harry. But as they grew older, their preferences began to show, and by the age of three it was clear Georgie was drawn to anything that was pretty or had a skirt that could swirl. Before long Georgie was insisting that she was ...a girl and became distressed that she had to hide who she really was when she began school. Soon the bullying started and she would come home in floods of tears, begging her mother to help her. Rebekah and her husband, conflicted about how to proceed and overwhelmed by fear, united in their determination to help her live freely and fearlessly. To ensure Georgie had access to medical support they sought permission for her to begin puberty-blocking medication. Their case was the start of the long road to justice for transgender children in Australia and became the basis of the 2013 landmark decision to remove the Family Court's jurisdiction. Georgie has gone on to become one of the brightest stars of the Australian youth leadership landscape through her advocacy work. And Rebekah founded Transcend, a support network for transgender kids and their families in Australia. Part memoir and part inspirational message of hope for those navigating a similar path, About a Girl is a thought-provoking and profoundly moving true story. Above all, it is a celebration of family and the values that unite us all. 'A remarkable document of an Australian civil rights landmark and a moving testament to the ferocity of parental love.' - Benjamin Law
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              ISBN 9780143785163
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              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
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              Mermaid Holidays 3: The Bake-Off
                

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              By Davis, Delphine; Illustrated by Thomas, Adele K.

              Chloe's holidays have started with a BANG - and not a good one! With the Tearooms closed for the holidays and an unexpected rival back in town, the besties need a MERMAZING PLAN to save the day. Prepare for a underwater bake-off like no other!

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              Fixed It
                

              Fixed It (EPUB ebook)

              By Gilmore, Jane

              On average, at least one woman is murdered by a current or former partner every week in Australia. Far too many Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence. Only rarely do these women capture the attention of the media and the public. What can we do to stem the ...tide of violence and tragedy? Finally, we are starting to talk about this epidemic of gendered violence, but too often we are doing so in a way that can be clumsy and harmful. Victim blaming, passive voice and over-identification with abusers continue to be hallmarks of reporting on this issue. And, with newsrooms drastically cutting staff and resources, and new business models driven by rapid churn and the 24 hour news cycle journalists and editors often don't have the time or resources bring new ways of thinking into their newsrooms. Fixed It demonstrates the myths that we're unconsciously sold about violence against women, and undercuts them in a clear and compelling way. This is a bold, powerful look at the stories we are told - and the stories we tell ourselves - about gender and power, and a call to action for all of us to think harder and do better.
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              ISBN 9781760144647
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              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
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              Maigret and the Wine Merchant: Inspector Maigret #71
                

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              By Simenon, Georges

              'The father of contemporary European detective fiction' Ann Cleeves'Maigret had never been comfortable in certain circles, among the wealthy bourgeoisie where he felt clumsy and awkward ... Built like a labourer, Oscar Chabut had hauled himself up into this little world through s...heer hard work and, to convince himself that he was accepted, he felt the need to sleep with most of the women.'When a wealthy wine merchant is shot in a Paris street, Maigret must investigate a long list of the ruthless businessman's enemies before he can get to the sad truth of the affair.Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations.'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century' Guardian
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              ISBN 9780241304297
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              Released NZ 5 Sep 2019
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              The Responsible Globalist: What Citizens of the World Can Learn from Nationalism
                

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              By Damluji, Hassan

              'Visionary. . . A must-read for anyone who wants solutions to our most important problems' - Riz Ahmed An incisive, optimistic manifesto for a more inclusive globalismToday, globalism has a bad reputation. 'Citizens of the world' are depicted as recklessly uninterested in how int...ernational economic networks can affect local communities. Meanwhile, nationalists are often derided as racists and bigots. But what if the two were not so far apart? What could globalists learn from the powerful sense of belonging that nationalism has created? Faced with the injustices of the world's economic and political system, what should a responsible globalist do? British-Iraqi development expert Hassan Damluji proposes six principles - from changing how we think about mobility to shutting down tax havens - which can help build consensus for a stronger globalist identity. He demonstrates that globalism is not limited to 'Davos man' but is a truly mass phenomenon that is growing fastest in emerging countries. Rather than a 'nowhere' identity, it is a new group solidarity that sits alongside other allegiances. With a wealth of examples from the United States to India, China and the Middle East, The Responsible Globalist offers a boldly optimistic and pragmatic blueprint for building an inclusive, global nation. This will be a century-long project, where success is not guaranteed. But unless we can reimagine humanity as a single national community, Damluji warns, the gravest threats we face will not be defeated.
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              ISBN 9780241355107
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              Released NZ 5 Sep 2019
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