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            Husna'S Story: My Wife, the Christchurch Massacre & My Journey to Forgiveness
             

            Husna'S Story: My Wife, the Christchurch Massacre & My Journey to Forgiveness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ahmed, Farid

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            Husna's Story is written by Husna's husband Farid Ahmed. They were praying at El Noor Mosque in Christchurch when a gunman burst in and shot and killed 51 people and injured many others in a terrorist attack. This book tells Husna's story, describing the day of the attack - in al...l of its normal, mundane detail up until the tragedy, and then the horrendous tragedy of what followed. Interwoven with this is the story of Husna's life, telling of the selflessness and bravery with which she lived her life. As well as looking after her paraplegic husband, Husna was an important member of the community, helping women when they were giving birth, running classes for children and helping many others. Her last selfless act was going back into the mosque to look for her husband on that fateful day. She had already led the other women and children to safety. Tragically she was shot. Husna's husband, Farid Ahmed, quite incredibly, forgives the alleged killer. His remarkable philosophy of forgiveness, peace and love is an example of how religion and faith, through personal application, can be a tool for navigating the most horrific of tragedies.
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            ISBN 9781988547480
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader
             

            Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chapman, Madeleine

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            Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern is a leader for a new generation, one tired of inertia in the face of pressing issues such as climate change, immigration and the rise of far-right terrorism. Ardern was catapulted onto the international stage with her grace and compas...sion following the Christchurch mosque shooting. Oprah Winfrey invited us to 'channel our inner Jacindas' as praise for Ardern flooded headlines and social media. The world's youngest female head of government, and only the second elected world leader to give birth while in office, Ardern describes herself as a progressive and a social democrat. In this revealing biography, journalist Madeleine Chapman discovers the woman behind the headlines. Politically engaged from an early age, Ardern has encountered her fair share of sexism, but rather than let that harden her she advocates 'rising above' critics. In her first press conference, she announced an election campaign of 'relentless positivity'. The tactic was a resounding success- donations poured in and Labour rebounded in the polls. But can Ardern live up to her promise? What does her new style of leadership look like in practice? And what can we learn from the world's reaction to this inspiring leader?
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            ISBN 9781760641818
            Published NZ 30 Mar 2020
            Publisher Black Inc
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            A Natural Year: Living Simply Through the Seasons
             

            A Natural Year: Living Simply Through the Seasons (Paperback)

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            A Natural Year follows writer Wendyl Nissen's life in the peaceful New Zealand countryside over one year. It's the story of what happens in her garden, her kitchen and her life over twelve months, and the thoughts inspired by each passing season. She writes about the freedom that... she has found in ageing and the joy that comes along with it. She addresses her depression, anxiety and the mental well-being she's gained from her back-to-basics lifestyle and the practical things she does to live in a sustainable, natural way. With photographs taken at her home in Northland, Wendyl shares 100 new recipes, including how to make yeast from grapes, yoghurt using chilli stalks and many others she has discovered. In a world which can be full of stress and confusion, A Natural Year is a guide to a simpler, less complicated life.
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            ISBN 9781988547312
            Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            I Know This to Be True: Jacinda Ardern on Kindness, Empathy and Strength
             

            I Know This to Be True: Jacinda Ardern on Kindness, Empathy and Strength (Paperback)

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            Politician, feminist and champion for social equality, Jacinda Ardern epitomizes the modern leader. In this warm and candid interview, the fortieth Prime Minister of New Zealand discusses her childhood growing up in rural Aotearoa New Zealand, her journey into politics, and the l...essons she has learned along the way.
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            ISBN 9781990003035
            Published NZ 14 May 2020
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
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            Know Your Place
             

            Know Your Place (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ghahraman, Golriz

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            A powerful story of an Iranian-Kiwi asylum seeker who became a defence lawyer and New Zealand's first refugee elected to Parliament

            ISBN 9781775541424
            Published NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Divorce Diaries
             

            The Divorce Diaries (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Quigley, Sarah

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            Funny, honest, confronting, wise, this is a compelling and bitter-sweet true story of breaking up and breaking through. 'I hear you're divorced?' a friend greets me. 'Congratulations!' The Divorce Diaries outlines the difficult and often heart-breaking process of leaving a marria...ge and beginning again. Sarah Quigley has garnered numerous accolades, including Column of the Year in the MPA Awards, for her magazine articles on the subject. Now she revisits the tumultuous months leading up to exiting her marriage - and the equally confusing emotions that follow. Living in a tiny rooftop apartment, surrounded by glossy millionaire neighbours. Overcoming grief, guilt and regret, while learning to enjoy being alone again. Taking the first tentative steps into a changed world of dating. Quigley shares both her darkest and most hilarious moments as a divorcee, all played out against the colourful bohemian backdrop of her adopted city, Berlin. Ultimately, this book traces rediscovering a belief in love.
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            ISBN 9780143772941
            Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Random House
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            One Minute Crying Time
             

            One Minute Crying Time (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ewing, Barbara

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            This vivid memoir by well-known New Zealand actor and novelist Barbara Ewing covers her tumultuous childhood, adolescence and young-adulthood in Wellington and Auckland in the 1950s and early 1960s - a very different time - and ends in 1962, when she boards a ship for London, to ...study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
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            ISBN 9780995122956
            Published NZ 9 Apr 2020
            Publisher Massey University Press
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            Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death
              

            Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Caroline, Barron

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              9 Jun 20

            Does DNA write our destinies? Or do the hands that nurture triumph over nature? What is it that determines who we really are?Ripiro Beach is a beautifully written, relentlessly honest memoir about one woman's determination to gather the threads of a life that has come undone.

            ISBN 9781988538204
            Published NZ 9 Jun 2020
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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            This Pakeha Life: An Unsettled Memoir
              

            This Pakeha Life: An Unsettled Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jones, Alison

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              10 Aug 20

            A timely and perceptive memoir from award-winning author and academic Alison Jones. As questions of identity come to the fore once more in New Zealand, this frank and humane account of a life spent traversing Pakeha and Maori worlds offers important insights into our shared life ...on these islands.
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            ISBN 9781988587288
            Published NZ 10 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            Stop the Clock: A Memoir on Ageing with Dignity, Grace and Humour
             

            Stop the Clock: A Memoir on Ageing with Dignity, Grace and Humour (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McLauchlan, Gordon

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            The best way to learn anything is by doing it - this is a maxim that goes back to Aristotle. Gordon McLauchlan agrees. In this humourous memoir, Gordon traces his own ascent into the eighties.

            ISBN 9781988538174
            Published NZ 11 May 2020
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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