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              Towards the Mountain: A Story of Grief and Hope Forty Years on from Erebus
               

              Towards the Mountain: A Story of Grief and Hope Forty Years on from Erebus (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Myles, Sarah

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              On 28 November 1979 an Air New Zealand plane crashed into the lower slopes of Mount Erebus in broad daylight while on a sight-seeing trip to Antarctica, killing all 257 souls on board. This was New Zealand's greatest peacetime tragedy. Not only was the crash deeply shocking for o...ur small country (it is said that everyone knew of someone on board) but the legal and political aftermath wreaked its own trail of debris. The poor conduct of airline management in the months that followed the crash was described as 'a litany of lies' by a Royal Commission of Inquiry who found the airline at fault rather than the pilots. In the aftermath, the stories of the families involved were forgotten, until now. Sarah Myles has researched extensively into the recovery and identification process that brought her grandfather and so many others home. She weaves through this her family's traumatic experiences and her own memories of that time, discussing the legacy of grief and the possibility of hope.
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              ISBN 9781988547268
              Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Purakau: Maori Myths Retold by Maori Writers
               

              Purakau: Maori Myths Retold by Maori Writers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              "Ka mua, ka muri... Ancient Mori creation myths, portrayals of larger-than-life heroes and tales of engrossing magical beings have endured through the ages. Some hail back to Hawaiki, some are firmly grounded in New Zealand and its landscape. Through countless generations, the st...ories have been reshaped and passed on. This new collection presents a wide range of traditional myths that have been retold by some of our best Maori wordsmiths. Take a fresh look at Papatuanuku, a wild ride with Maui, or have a creepy encounter with Ruruhi-Kerepo, for these and many more mythical figures await you.The contributors are: Jacqueline Carter, David Geary, Patricia Grace, Briar Grace-Smith, Whiti Hereaka, Keri Hulme, Witi Ihimaera, Kelly Joseph, Hemi Kelly, Nic Low, Tina Makereti, Kelly Ana Morey, Paula Morris, Frazer Rangihuna, Renee, Robert Sullivan, Apirana Taylor, Ngahuia Te Awekotuku, Clayton Te Kohe, Hone Tuwhare, Briar Wood"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780143772965
              Published NZ 7 May 2019
              Publisher Random House
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              Te Rataka a Tetahi Kohine (Anne Frank's Diary)
                

              Te Rataka a Tetahi Kohine (Anne Frank's Diary) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Frank, Anne

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              The world-famous Diary of a young girl was written by a Dutch Jewish teenager hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam during World War 2. Over the last 60 years it has sold more than 30 million copies and been translated into over 70 languages. Now it is available in Te Reo Maori! Ann...e Frank's masterpiece - her self-awareness, fears, frankness and humour - has been published in this new translation so that thousands of school, Kura Kaupapa Maori, and tertiary education institution students can enjoy it in Te Reo Maori. So can the growing number of adult learners who are studying the language.
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              ISBN 9780473478247
              Published NZ 14 Jun 2019
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Language (Maori)
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              A City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Cre che Case
                

              A City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Cre che Case (Paperback, 2nd edition)

              By Hood, Lynley

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              Originally published in 2001, A City Possessed is the harrowing account of one of New Zealand's most high-profile criminal cases - a story of child sexual abuse allegations, gender politics and the law. In detailing the events of the 1990s that led up to and surrounded the allega...tions made against several staff of the Christchurch Civic Creche, author Lynley Hood shows how and why such a case could happen. A City Possessed won the Montana Medal for Non-Fiction at the 2002 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Her penetrating analysis of the social and legal processes by which the conviction of Peter Ellis was obtained, and repeatedly upheld, raises major issues for our justice system and the way we see ourselves. Peter Ellis served seven years of a 10-year jail sentence for abusing seven children at the Christchurch Civic Creche. He has always maintained his innocence, and has gained widespread support for what many see as a miscarriage of justice. This paperback edition comes at a time when Peter Ellis and the Christchurch Civic Creche case have returned to public attention. In July 2019, a terminally ill Ellis was granted a final appeal to the Supreme Court, scheduled for November 2019.
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              ISBN 9781988531854
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2019
              Publisher Otago University Press
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              Shipwrecked: New Zealand maritime disasters
               

              Shipwrecked: New Zealand maritime disasters (Hardback, New edition)

              By McLean, Gavin; Edited by Gentry, Kynan

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              Shipwrecks litter the coasts and reefs of New Zealand. Disasters at sea are no longer the regular occurrence they were in the days when sea travel was the main means of coastal and international transport, yet recent wrecks like the Rena show that perils remain. Shipwrecked retel...ls the voyages of ships doomed never to make their next port, in a jacketed hardback featuring plentiful photos and ephemera - including Eric Heath's superb colour illustrations of notable ships lost to the sea.
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              ISBN 9780947506667
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2019
              Publisher Oratia Media
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              Protest Tautohetohe: Resistance, Persistence and Defiance: 2019
               

              Protest Tautohetohe: Resistance, Persistence and Defiance: 2019 (Paperback)

              By Gibson, Stephanie

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              AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF PROTEST AND ACTIVISM IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

              ISBN 9780994146045
              Published NZ 7 Nov 2019
              Publisher Te Papa Press
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              Women Mean Business: Colonial businesswomen in New Zealand
               

              Women Mean Business: Colonial businesswomen in New Zealand (Paperback)

              By Bishop, Catherine

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              In this fascinating and entertaining book, award-winning historian Dr Catherine Bishop showcases many of the individual businesswomen whose efforts, collectively, contributed so much to the making of urban life in New Zealand.

              ISBN 9781988531762
              Published NZ 30 Sep 2019
              Publisher Otago University Press
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              A Long Petal of the Sea
               

              A Long Petal of the Sea (Hardback)

              By Allende, Isabel

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              • Pub Date
                21 Jan 20

              That September 2, 1939, the day of the Spanish exiles' splendid arrival in Chile, the Second World War broke out in Europe. Victor Dalmau is a young doctor when he is caught up in the Spanish Civil War, a tragedy that leaves his life - and the fate of his country - forever change...d. Together with his sister-in-law, the pianist Roser Bruguera, he is forced out of his beloved Barcelona and into exile. When opportunity to seek refuge in Chile arises, they take it, boarding a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda to the promised `long petal of sea and wine and snow' over the seas. There, they find themselves enmeshed in a rich web of characters who come together in love and tragedy over the course of four generations, destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world. A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile and belonging, A Long Petal of the Sea is Isabel Allende at the height of her powers.
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              ISBN 9781526615909
              Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Home Front: New Zealand Society and the War Effort 1914-1919
               

              The Home Front: New Zealand Society and the War Effort 1914-1919 (Hardback)

              By Watson, James; Loveridge, Steven

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              In The Home Front Steven Loveridge and James Watson offer a compelling account of how a small and developing country confronted the complex questions and brutal realities of a world war.

              ISBN 9780995100183
              Published NZ 14 Nov 2019
              Publisher Massey University Press
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              Te Hahi Mihinare | The Maori Anglican Church
                

              Te Hahi Mihinare | The Maori Anglican Church (Paperback)

              By Kaa, Hirini

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                10 Apr 20

              This ground-breaking book explores the birth, growth, struggles and ongoing life of Te Hahi Mihinare - the Maori Anglican Church.

              ISBN 9780947518752
              Published NZ 10 Apr 2020
              Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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