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            This area features titles by New Zealand, Australian or Pasifika authors or publishers. It also contains titles from around the world with a uniquely New Zealand, Australian and Pasifika perspective. This in-depth coverage includes material supplied by mainstream publishers, small specialist/niche publishers and self-published authors.

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            The First
              

            The First (Hardback)

            • RRP: $49.99
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            For the first time the true story of New Zealand's first successful aeroplane flights and the people behind them. Extensive research provides new understanding of historic events and corrects more than a hundred years of history with a startling account of what really happened in... 1911 and how Manurewa, the first aeroplane to fly, became 'lost'. Considered New Zealand's 'Wright brothers', Leo and Vivian Walsh were part of a small group of remarkable men and women pioneering motorised transport in the 1900's. The First is the compelling story of a generation including well-known Edwardians, George Henning, Reuben Dexter and the missing early years of international Art Deco designer, Keith Murray. The author does not neglect the careers of the Walsh sisters Veronica and Doreen with their connections to women aviators Jean Batten and Gladys Henning- Sandford, radio pioneer Aunt Daisy and Evelyn Purchas, likely the first New Zealand woman on active service to lose her life in World War One. The First addresses tobacco cultivation and manufacturing in the 1870s, the Victorian bicycle craze, the first motorcars, the Glenora Park flights and the upheaval of war then its aftermath when aeroplane flight would be experienced by ordinary New Zealanders. Terry Moyle's dedication to identifying and dating historic photographs and searching for never before seen images complement an authoritative text. As with his previous titles, Art Deco Airports and Art Deco New Zealand, masterly illustration and amazing maps by designers Contour Creative Studio instill the spirit of the age in this important history book.
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            ISBN 9781869665418
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Nee Naw Goes Bananas
              

            Nee Naw Goes Bananas (Paperback)

            By Yipadee, Deano; Illustrated by Beavis, Paul

            • RRP: $19.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Apr 20

            The monkeys escaped, and the driver felt glum, until Nee Naw arrived with a bandage for his bum. NEE NAW! NEE NAW! Im a little fire engine. NEE NAW! NEE NAW! Im happy Im me. Another totally appealing side-splitting rescue from the creators of NEE NAW and Stink-o-Saurus!

            ISBN 9781775436195
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 2-6 years
            Series Nee Naw
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            Katipo Joe: Blitzkrieg
              

            Katipo Joe: Blitzkrieg (Paperback)

            By Falkner, Brian

            • RRP: $18.99
            • $15.19
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            • Pub Date
              1 Apr 20

            After a narrow escape from Germany with his mother, Joe is recruited by MI5 and given a mission to infiltrate the Hitler Youth movement. Inspired by true events, Katipo Joe is a story of incredible heroism, unlikely friendships and unbearable tragedy, set against the backdrop of ...World War Two.
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            ISBN 9781775436447
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age Children
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            Te Whanau Kauri
              

            Te Whanau Kauri (Paperback)

            By Cato, Suzy

            • RRP: $21.99
            • $17.59
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            • Pub Date
              1 May 20

            A quintessentially Kiwi picture book that beautifully depicts the natural treasures that may be found in a kauri forest. Spot the kiwi, the tuatara, the weta and more even the twinkling Matariki stars above the treetops.

            ISBN 9781775436515
            Published NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 2-6 years
            Availability
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            The Wonderful Wisdom of Ants

            The Wonderful Wisdom of Ants (Hardback)

            By Bunting, Philip

            • RRP: $19.99
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            The answers to life's biggest questions can be found in the smallest places, once you're ready to look. Get set for an insightful (and hilarious) peek into what we can learn from the world of the ant.

            ISBN 9781743834084
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
            Interest Age 2-6 years
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            Unrestrained Slaughter: the Maori Musket Wars 1800 - 1840
              

            Unrestrained Slaughter: the Maori Musket Wars 1800 - 1840 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McLean, John

            • RRP: $35.99
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            This is a brief account for the general reader of the deadliest and most gruesome chapter in New Zealand's history - the Musket Wars in which around one third of the Maori population were killed. The wars were a continuation of the inter-tribal fighting that had been a feature of... native life ever since the tribes arrived in New Zealand in their canoes but the introduction of muskets increased the killing to an industrial scale.
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            ISBN 9781872970680
            Barcode 9781872970684
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher Tross Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            My New Zealand Story: The Wahine Disaster
              

            My New Zealand Story: The Wahine Disaster (Paperback)

            By Corlett, Shirley

            • RRP: $17.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Apr 20

            When Debbies grandmother gives her a copy of her forefathers old sea journal, she finds it fascinating. While Debbies own diary tells of 1960s school life and troubles with her friends, excerpts from the diary of 1841 tell of the hardships of life on an emigrant sailing ship. At ...home, sick with glandular fever, Debbie feels transported back in time. Is it the fever, or is her long-dead relative trying to tell her something? Following a trip to the South Island to visit relatives, Debbie boards the ferry to return home to Wellington. It is April 1968. The ferrys name is Wahine...
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            ISBN 9781775436379
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 9-12 years
            Series My New Zealand Story
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            WeirDo #14: Vote Weirdo
             

            WeirDo #14: Vote Weirdo (Paperback)

            By Do, Anh; Illustrated by Faber, Jules

            • RRP: $16.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Apr 20

            Its time to vote! Weir Dos in the running for class captain... but will an EPIC HAIR DISASTER destroy his chances of winning?! It wont be easy... but it will be funny!

            ISBN 9781743836668
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
            Interest Age 7-10 years
            Series WeirDo
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            Heron MJ1: The story of a New Zealand supercar and the man who created it
              

            Heron MJ1: The story of a New Zealand supercar and the man who created it (Hardback)

            By Harlow, Patrick

            • RRP: $65.00
            • $58.50
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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            For a short time in the 1980s NZ had its very own supercar, the Heron MJ1. This is the story of Ross Baker, an A-Grade mechanic from Rotorua, who designed and built the car and whose vision and persistence led to it going into production.

            ISBN 9781877427596
            Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Willson Scott Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Kauri Family
              

            The Kauri Family (Paperback)

            By Cato, Suzy

            • RRP: $21.99
            • $17.59
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            • Pub Date
              1 May 20

            Whats that there, can you see? I wonder what that thing can be, in the hole beneath the tree. Its part of the Kauri Family. Join adored childrens entertainer Suzy Cato in this catchy and playful sing-along that celebrates among trees and the wonderful wildlife that is at home in ...the forests of Aotearoa.
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            ISBN 9781775436119
            Published NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 2-6 years
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