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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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            A Modern Maori Picture Dictionary: He Papakupu Whakaahua mo te Reo Maori o Naianei
             

            A Modern Maori Picture Dictionary: He Papakupu Whakaahua mo te Reo Maori o Naianei (Paperback)

            Edited by Mataira, Katerina

            • RRP: $53.99
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            Large format with colourful presentation this dictionary is suitable for students at all levels through to tertiary. It is designed as a supplement to "The Oxford Maori Picture Dictionary" with additional modern words.

            ISBN 9780195583540
            Published NZ 14 May 1997
            Publisher Oxford University Press (R)
            Interest Age Children
            Series NZ Dictionaries/Thesauruses/Reference
            Language (Maori)
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            Dawn Raid
             

            Dawn Raid (Paperback)

            By Smith, Pauline

            • RRP: $18.99
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            What is an overstayer? Through Sofia's heartfelt diary entries, we witness the terror of being dawn-raided and gain an insight into the courageous and tireless work of the Polynesian Panthers in the 1970s as they encourage immigrant families across New Zealand to stand up for the...ir rights.
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            ISBN 9781775434757
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2018
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 9-12 years
            Series My New Zealand Story
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            Taking the Lead: How Jacinda Ardern Wowed the World
             

            Taking the Lead: How Jacinda Ardern Wowed the World (Hardback)

            By Hill, David; Illustrated by Morris, Phoebe

            • RRP: $25.00
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            "An inspiring illustrated story for children about Jacinda Ardern, and her meteoric rise to become the worlds youngest female leader"--Publisher information.

            ISBN 9780143774518
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 5-10 years
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            Kuwi & Friends Maori Picture Dictionary: He Papakupu Whakaahua: 2020: 1
              

            Kuwi & Friends Maori Picture Dictionary: He Papakupu Whakaahua: 2020: 1 (Hardback)

            Illustrated by Quin, Kat; Translated by Papa, Pania

            • RRP: $34.99
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            Beginners Maori Language Picture Dictionary, for the Whole Family. From the #1 bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi series, Kat Merewether, comes a large scale, stunningly illustrated visual dictionary. Full of over 1000 basic words in te reo ...Maori and English, perfect for every New Zealander.
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            ISBN 9780994136497
            Published NZ 20 Jan 2020
            Publisher Illustrated Publishing
            Interest Age 2-6 years
            Series Kuwi and Friends
            Language (Maori)
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            Lost Wonders
             

            Lost Wonders (Paperback)

            By Ell, Sarah; Illustrated by Morris, Phoebe

            • RRP: $24.99
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            The stories of these fascinating creatures - birds, insects, reptiles and plants - are told in an entertaining and accessible style, drawing on first-hand accounts and supported with useful illustrations. It draws on accounts of their demise, and of the social climate in New Zeal...and in which these extinctions occurred. Illustrated with line drawings by Phoebe Morris, and written in a relatable style, this is perfect for 8-12 year olds, telling true stories about the species and the people involved in their extinction and/or recovery. Featured species include those which are long gone - New Zealand's dinosaurs, penguins and pelicans, and the giant gecko; extinctions since the human habitation of New Zealand, including the moa, piopio, huia and laughing owl, and native fish the grayling; species which were lost and found - the takahe, taiko, Tecomanthe speciosa and the weevils of Canterbury; and those at risk of extinction and how it came to this - kakapo, kaki, Maui's dolphin, kauri and whitebait.
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            ISBN 9781988547442
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age Children
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            The Jacaranda House
              

            The Jacaranda House (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Challinor, Deborah

            • RRP: $36.99
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            • Pub Date
              5 Aug 20

            Bestselling author Deborah Challinor returns with a spellbinding novel about a woman living in Sydney's notorious King's Cross in 1964. Polly Manaia is living in Sydney's notorious Kings Cross, working as an exotic dancer. She's desperate to bring her young daughter to live with ...her, but beneath her brash confidence lie dark secrets which threaten to drag her under. Gina is excited to live with her mum again. She's mature for an eleven-year-old, but can this young girl cope with Polly's demons? Rhoda and Star, transgender performers and Polly's flatmates, bring stability to Polly and Gina's lives. Yet this unlikely little family will find themselves threatened in more ways than one. The Jacaranda House is a fascinating portrayal of a shifting society and a beautiful portrait of motherhood and identity. 'Australia's answer to Philippa Gregory' Brisbane Times 'A meticulously researched and compellingly readable story injected with heart and humour, From the Ashes is perfect for fans of Fiona McIntosh and Kate Furnivall. A five-star read' Better Reading
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            ISBN 9781775541639
            Published NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Restless Years
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            Kia Kaha: Together Standing Strong
             

            Kia Kaha: Together Standing Strong (Paperback)

            By Pitman-Hayes, June; Illustrated by Stapleton, Minky; Translated by Roberts, Ngaere; Assisted by Terei, Pio

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            "From singer-songwriter June Pitman-Hayes comes this rousing and fortifying new waiata for Kiwi children from all backgrounds. This heart-warming story and song celebrates the strength in community"--Publisher information.

            ISBN 9781775436225
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 0-5 years
            Language (Maori)
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            Life as a Casketeer: What the Business of Death Can Teach the Living
             

            Life as a Casketeer: What the Business of Death Can Teach the Living (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tipene, Francis; Tipene, Kaiora

            • RRP: $39.99
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            A celebration of life and death. A book to make you laugh and cry. A deep, funny and personal story about the lives of New Zealand's favourite undertakers, Francis and Kaiora Tipene. Born and raised in Northland, the married couple and parents to five boys now star in the third s...eries of their own reality television show The Casketeers, a show about day-to-day life (and death) at their Auckland funeral business, Tipene Funerals. This is Francis and Kaiora's story, a story about a modest yet richly cultural Maori upbringing in the communities of Pawarenga and Kaitaia, the trials and tribulations of their love and marriage, the joy of raising five sons, and the dedication and mahi required to grow a business. It's also a book about traditions of tangihanga, tikanga Maori and Polynesian ways of morning the dead. Inspirational, hilarious, and wise: this is a book to make you see dying, grief and remembrance in a totally new light.
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            ISBN 9781775541486
            Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Dozer the Fire Cat
             

            Dozer the Fire Cat (Paperback)

            By Prokop, Robyn; Illustrated by Cooper, Jenny

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            "In February 2019, a tiny spark in a Pigeon Valley paddock became the largest fire in New Zealand since 1955. Up to 150 volunteer firefighters fought the blaze. Around 3,500 people were evacuated, including the whole town of Wakefield. Story is based on a real cat that survived t...he fires. While his family is busy packing up to evacuate, Dozer is oblivious, busy doing what Dozer does . . . stalking, pouncing, washing . . . and sleeping. But when he wakes up, his family has gone and the world is a frightening place!"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781775436171
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 0-5 years
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            Tiny Pieces of Us
              

            Tiny Pieces of Us (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pellegrino, Nicky

            • RRP: $34.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20

            My heart is less than 1% of my body, it weighs hardly anything; it's only a tiny piece of me, yet it's the part Helen finds most interesting. . .Once it was inside her body, a tiny piece of the son she gave birth to. Now her boy is gone and his heart is keeping me alive. Born wit...h a heart defect, Vivienne Clark's life was saved by a transplant. Now a journalist, she doesn't allow herself to think about the donor, the boy who died so she could live; she can't bear to. Then she meets his mother, Helen, who wants something in return for Vivi's second-heart heart: her help to find all the other people who have tiny pieces of her son. She needs to meet them, to speak to them, in order to make sense of her own loss - to be sure that they deserve the precious gifts they were given. Reluctantly drawn into Helen's mission, Vivi agrees to trace the other recipients. One by one she brings together a small group of strangers, united by a single experience. As their lives begin to intertwine - growing close, becoming friends, enemies, even lovers - Vivi finds herself at the centre of a new kind of family, a tiny little piece of a whole. And through the fresh joys, and deep sadness, which all their stories bring, Vivi discovers that she might just be braver than she ever imagined...
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            ISBN 9781869713850
            Published NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age General Audience
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