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            Atua: Maori Gods and Heroes
              

            Atua: Maori Gods and Heroes (Hardback)

            By Bishop, Gavin

            • RRP: $40.00
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            • Pub Date
              31 Aug 21

            Gavin Bishop's stunning, once-in-a-generation compendium introduces readers to the pantheon of Maori gods, demigods and heroes, and explores Aotearoa's most exciting legends from the Creation to the Migration. Meet the gods, demigods and heroes of the Maori people of Aotearoa in ...this breathtaking, large-scale illustrated book for children. Before the beginning there was nothing. No sound, no air, no colour - nothing. TE KORE, NOTHING. No one knows how long this nothing lasted because there was no time. However, in this great nothing there was a sense of waiting. Something was about to happen. Meet the gods, demigods and heroes of the Maori world, and explore Aotearoa's exciting legends from the Creation to the Migration. Fascinating, beautiful and informative, this once-in-a-generation compendium deserves a place on every bookshelf.
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            ISBN 9780143775690
            Published NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 5-12 years
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            Reawakened: Traditional navigators of Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa
             

            Reawakened: Traditional navigators of Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa (Paperback)

            By Evans, Jeff; Foreword by Baybayan, Kalepa

            • RRP: $39.99
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            This book features interviews with 10 master navigators who trained under Mau Piailug, the legendary teacher of traditional wayfinding methods for open-ocean voyaging across the Pacific. They were given the status of master navigator by Mau, and went on to become an integral part... of the renaissance of knowledge and traditions around voyaging.
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            ISBN 9780995131804
            Published NZ 10 Jun 2021
            Publisher Massey University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Tunnel in Our Backyard
             

            Tunnel in Our Backyard (Paperback)

            By Malcolm, Paterson; Illustrated by Maihi, Hana

            • RRP: $22.99
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            This is a fun picture book that blends English and Maori text and bright illustrations, aimed at 7-12 year-olds and released for Matariki 2016. The Tunnel in our Backyard is the second in the innovative series from Malcolm Paterson's Sharing Our Stories venture, which aims to bri...ng Auckland history to life for young readers.
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            ISBN 9780947506049
            Published NZ 15 Jun 2016
            Publisher Oratia Media
            Interest Age 2-6 years
            Series Sharing Our Stories
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            A Coroner for the Dead to Protect the Living
              

            A Coroner for the Dead to Protect the Living (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bain, Wallace

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Wallace Bain retired in early 2020 after 28 distinguished years as a Coroner, most recently in Rotorua. During these years Mr Bain developed a national reputation for his sensitivity and compassion in dealing with difficult cases such as those of Nia Glassie and Moko Rangitoherir...i. That a child is killed in New Zealand as a result of abuse every five weeks he finds "unacceptable". He has also developed a reputation for being "a Coroner on the warpath" for his forthright demands from time to time that New Zealand's laws and regulations be changed to protect ordinary citizens. His work as a Coroner, says Wallace Bain, has been to speak for the dead to take care of the living. "After climbing the mountain I can finally enjoy the view."
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            ISBN 9780473549992
            Published NZ 31 Mar 2021
            Publisher Nationwide Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Surviving Centrepoint: My years in New Zealand's most infamous cult
              

            Surviving Centrepoint: My years in New Zealand's most infamous cult (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By King, Rachel C.

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              22 Jun 21

            A powerful survivor's memoir from a former child resident of New Zealand's infamous Centrepoint Community Shortly before I turned 13, my life changed forever when my family moved to the notorious Centrepoint Community on Auckland's North Shore, then at its peak. Centrepoint was f...ounded by Bert Potter, its 'spiritual leader'. He called himself God. During my four years there I was pressured into inappropriate and often frightening situations by many of its adult members. Like so many others, I have lived with the trauma and shame of these memories, but I have survived. This is my story. In this intimate and harrowing account, Rachel Clare King tells her story of the years she spent in New Zealand's notorious commune, Centrepoint, and life there under the rule of its cult leader and founder Bert Potter. Through the eyes of her young self, Rachel exposes the truth of life at Centrepoint - a hippie dream turned nightmare - with its bizarre rules, hierarchies and social controls. It was a place where children were given drugs, where free sexuality was mandated, including between adults and children, and where to resist was actively discouraged. She describes the fear and confusion of growing up in a corrupt world where wrong was right, and the grief of losing her childhood. She takes us inside the police case and court battle against one of her abusers, and the historic action that ultimately saw Potter and others charged with drug and child sex abuse crimes, and Centrepoint shut down. Surviving Centrepoint was first published under the pseudonym Ella James. Now, for the first time, and using her real name, Rachel shares her journey from physical hurt and emotional pain to the reality of survival and the healing power of telling the truth.
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            ISBN 9780143776697
            Published NZ 22 Jun 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            He Ringatoi O Nga Tupuna: Isaac Coates and his Maori portraits
              

            He Ringatoi O Nga Tupuna: Isaac Coates and his Maori portraits (Hardback)

            By Mitchell, Hilary; Mitchell, John

            • RRP: $79.99
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            • Pub Date
              12 Jul 21

            Biography of English artist Isaac Coates and the historical Maori portraits he painted in Te Tau Ihu/Top of the South and the Wellington area, between1841 and 1845. Coates's meticulous records of each subject's name, iwi and place of residence are invaluable.

            ISBN 9781988550206
            Published NZ 12 Jul 2021
            Publisher Potton & Burton
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            Gangland: New Zealand's Underworld of Organised Crime
             

            Gangland: New Zealand's Underworld of Organised Crime (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Savage, Jared

            • RRP: $36.99
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            Inside New Zealand's underworld of Organised Crime

            ISBN 9781775541622
            Published NZ 2 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Aroha: Maori wisdom for a contented life lived in harmony with our planet
             

            Aroha: Maori wisdom for a contented life lived in harmony with our planet (Hardback)

            By Elder, Hinemoa

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            Ki te kotahi te kakaho ka whati, ki te kapuia, e kore e whati When we stand alone we are vulnerable but together we are unbreakable See the world differently, through some of the wisest of human eyes. Discover traditional Maori philosophy through 52 whakatauki - simple, powerful ...life lessons, one for every week. Each one is retold by respected Maori psychiatrist Dr Hinemoa Elder to show how we can live a less stressful daily life, with more contentment and kindness for each other and the planet. Find out how the power of aroha can help you each day, and through its many meanings - fundamental Maori values - make a happier world for everyone. Chapters include- - Manaakitanga (love for each other) - Kaitiakitanga (respect for our planet) - Whanaungatanga (community and connectivity) - Tino rangatiratanga (self-determination)
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            ISBN 9780143775225
            Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            VIETNAM ANZACS: Australians and New Zealanders in the Vietnam War
               

            VIETNAM ANZACS: Australians and New Zealanders in the Vietnam War (Hardback)

            By Howell, Tony

            • RRP: $86.00
            • $86.00
            • Pub Date
              17 Aug 21

            This book is a commentary on the ANZAC forces involvement in the second Indo-China (Vietnam) War during the period 1965 to 1971.

            ISBN 9780995121928
            Published NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher John Douglas Publishing
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            The Lost Pianos of Siberia: A Sunday Times Book of 2020

            The Lost Pianos of Siberia: A Sunday Times Book of 2020 (Paperback)

            By Roberts, Sophy

            • RRP: $24.00
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            That stately instruments might still be capable of making music in such a hostile landscape is nothing less than a miracle.The Lost Pianos of Siberia is a story about a piano hunt - a quixotic journey through two centuries of Russian history and nine time zones stretching across ...an eleventh of the world's land surface.
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            ISBN 9781784162849
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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