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            TE RATAKA a Tama Hungoingoi (2) Ko Rodrick kei Runga: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2) te reo Maori edition
             

            TE RATAKA a Tama Hungoingoi (2) Ko Rodrick kei Runga: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2) te reo Maori edition (Paperback)

            By Kinney, Jeff

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            "Whatever you do, don't ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer holidays, because he definitely doesn't want to talk about it. As Greg enters the new school year, he's eager to put the past three months behind him... and one event in particular. Unfortunately for Greg, his older... brother Rodrick knows all about the incident. And secrets have a way of getting out... especially when a diary is involved"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9780143774693
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 9-12 years
            Language (Te Reo Maori)
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            The Birds Began to Sing: A memoir of a New Zealand composer
             

            The Birds Began to Sing: A memoir of a New Zealand composer (Paperback)

            By Buchanan, Dorothy

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            Dorothy Buchanan is a prolific, much loved and much awarded composer, who pioneered the composer-in-schools scheme and has been a force in music and music-making in Aotearoa for over half a century.

            ISBN 9781988595450
            Published NZ 11 Oct 2021
            Publisher The Cuba Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            391 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Conversatio: In the company of bees
             

            Conversatio: In the company of bees (Hardback)

            Edited by Stanhope, Zara; By Noble, Anne; Designed by Brown, Anna

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            Conversatio looks at the astounding practice of leading photographer Anne Noble, set against the issues of ecosystem collapse and climate change and examining what an artist can do in response. Its creative focus is on that most important insect, the European bee. Reminiscent of ...an artist book in its extensive visual content, its appeal is to a wide readership curious about art, ecology, science, literature and their intersections. Through Noble's art and newly commissioned essays, the book traverses Noble's deep interest in how humans relate to bees.
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            ISBN 9780995140752
            Published NZ 9 Sep 2021
            Publisher Massey University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Bill Hammond: Across the Evening Sky
              

            Bill Hammond: Across the Evening Sky (Hardback)

            By Vangioni, Peter

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            Bill Hammond was an artist with a singular vision. One of the greats of Aotearoa's art history, his paintings of bird-people occupying mythologised landscapes empty of human inhabitants have mesmerised audiences for three decades. This book shows the artist at his finest. Feature...s: - An exclusive interview between the legendary Bill Hammond and fellow artist Tony de Lautour. - Engaging, readable texts by Rachael King, Nic Low, Paul Scofield, Ariana Tikao and Peter Vangioni. - Huge images and details of some of Hammond's finest paintings. - Responses to Hammond's practice by artists including Fiona Pardington, Marlon Williams and Shane Cotton among others. Produced by the same team who made Bill Hammond: Jingle Jangle Morning, which won Best Illustrated Book at the New Zealand Book Awards, and Best Book at the Publishers Association Book Awards.
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            ISBN 9781877375675
            Published NZ 27 Aug 2021
            Publisher Christchurch Art Gallery Te Pu
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Victory over Death: The Art of Colin McCahon
              

            Victory over Death: The Art of Colin McCahon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Butler, Rex; Simmons, Laurence

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            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 21

            Perhaps at the origin of all thinking about culture lies the question of the afterlife. The artist makes their work hoping that it will live on after their death. The critic reads or looks at the work wondering whether a future audience will engage with it. Victory over Death: Th...e Art of Colin McCahon takes up this question of the afterlife of the work of art by looking at the work of the New Zealand painter Colin McCahon, who is often described as one of the most important Australasian artists of the twentieth century. Imagine for a moment being a great artist in faraway and culturally marginal New Zealand in the 1950s. The audience for your work does not yet exist. You are destined to die unknown. So, what does McCahon do? He makes work as do all the artists we remember for a future audience. It is they who will grant him eternal life. It is they who will allow him to live on. In this, as McCahon well knew, he was like Jesus, who similarly lives on through his Apostles. And this act of religious transmission increasingly becomes the real subject of McCahons work. Just as he becomes an Apostle of Christ, so we become Apostles of McCahon. And in so doing, McCahon tells us something profound about art, whose truth would lie not so much in what it tells us as in its act of telling. McCahons Victory over death 2 (1970), a huge black and white painting featuring the words I AM and evocative of the cloudy mountains of New Zealand, is now in the National Gallery of Australia, where it and Jackson Pollocks Blue Poles (1952) are regarded as the two most significant works in the collection. It is a painting about the resurrection of Christ, but every time someone stands before the painting and looks at it is also McCahon who is granted a certain victory over death. Victory over Death: The Art of Colin McCahon seeks to speak of this small miracle of art and the particular life or even afterlife it grants both the artist and their audience.
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            ISBN 9781922464750
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2021
            Publisher Monash University Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
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            Ahead of the Curve: Learn to Fit and Sew Amazing Clothes for Your Curves
             

            Ahead of the Curve: Learn to Fit and Sew Amazing Clothes for Your Curves (Paperback)

            By Rushmore, Jenny

            • RRP: $49.99
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            • Pub Date
              5 Nov 21

            Sew clothes to suit you whatever your shape.

            ISBN 9781787136304
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2021
            Publisher Quadrille Publishing Ltd
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            Available for pre-order, ships once released
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            Eye of the Taika: New Zealand Comedy and the Films of Taika Waititi
               

            Eye of the Taika: New Zealand Comedy and the Films of Taika Waititi (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bannister, Matthew

            • RRP: $68.96
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            • Pub Date
              30 Oct 21

            Innovative study of Taika Waititi, whose Maori and Jewish roots influence his distinctive New Zealand comedic style.

            ISBN 9780814345337
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 30 Oct 2021
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            Shooting Martha
             

            Shooting Martha (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Thewlis, David

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            A fabulous, darkly funny and ultimately devastating novel set between a London film set and a villa in the south of France - a mix of Vertigo and Jonathan Coe.

            ISBN 9781474621540
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Lobster's Tale
                

            The Lobster's Tale (Hardback)

            By Price, Chris; Foster, Bruce

            • RRP: $68.98
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            The Lobster's Tale brings together award-winning writer Chris Price and distinguished photographer Bruce Foster in the third in the innvovative korero series of 'picture books' edited by Lloyd Jones, written and made for grown-ups and designed to showcase leading New Zealand writ...ers and artists working together in a collaborative and dynamic way. A lyric essay that explores the lobster's biology and its history in language, literature, and gastronomy, The Lobster's Tale navigates the perils of a life driven by overreaching ambition and the appetite for knowledge, conquest and commerce.
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            ISBN 9780995137813
            Publisher Massey University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Korero
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            Road People of Aotearoa: House-truck journeys 1978-1984: 2021
             

            Road People of Aotearoa: House-truck journeys 1978-1984: 2021 (Hardback)

            By Gilbert, Paul; Foreword by Colonna, Michael; Text by Sameshima, Haruhiko; Turner, John

            • RRP: $50.00
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            A unique photographic essay by the late Paul C Gilbert on the travelling musical and performance troupes in their DIY house trucks. They were seeking an alternative lifestyle on the road, during the golden era of large-scale music festivals in New Zealand. The freedom of the hous...e-truck lifestyle becomes a phenomenon in the early 1980s.
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            ISBN 9780995118461
            Published NZ 30 Sep 2021
            Publisher Rim Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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