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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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            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 Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees
             

            The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees (Paperback)

            By May, Meredith

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            The Honey Bus: A Girl Raised by Bees is a memoir about a girl's journey into the heart of a beehive to find herself.

            ISBN 9780263264517
            Released NZ 2 Apr 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Tough Country
              

            Tough Country (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bellamy, Mike

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            • Pub Date
              5 Aug 20

            Tall tales of New Zealand bushmen, tradies and back-country rouges Mike Bellamy's father Barry is as tough as they come. Widely credited as the inspiration for Barry Crump's back-country character Sam Cash, Barry was a roving worker in rural North Island during the 50s, 60s and 7...0s. Tough Country is a book about a father by a son, about a bygone era of bushmen, scrub-cutters, hunters and shepherds. It's also a book about the author's own life working the land, and the characters of the 80s and 90s, from tradies and digger-drivers to drain-layers and wharfies.
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            ISBN 9781775541523
            Published NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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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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              8 Sep 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 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            This Is Us: New Zealanders in our own words
              

            This Is Us: New Zealanders in our own words (Hardback)

            By Carter, Pete

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            This is Us is a collection of over 200 brief interviews with New Zealanders, spanning the length and breadth of the country; from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island. It was written in response to the Christchurch terrorist attack but is not about it; it is instead a representation of ...the New Zealand people in their own words. A celebration of the diverse, open, and inclusive communities that exist across New Zealand, This is Us inspires hope by showing the kindness and spirit of everyday people.
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            ISBN 9781775594338
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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            Bill Birch: Minister of Everything
             

            Bill Birch: Minister of Everything (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tattersfield, Brad

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            Birch's story, from humble rural Waikato roots to political change-maker, is of an ordinary New Zealander who achieved extraordinary things. He tells all in Bill Birch - Minister of Everything , written by former staffer and journalist Brad Tattersfield.

            ISBN 9780473501976
            Published NZ 30 Mar 2020
            Publisher Mary Egan Publishing
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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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            War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line

            War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line (Paperback)

            By Nott, David

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            The gripping true story of a front-line trauma surgeon in the world's most dangerous war zones.

            ISBN 9781509837052
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            This Farming Life
              

            This Farming Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Saunders, Tim

            • RRP: $36.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 20

            Tim Saunders is a farmer and a writer. He describes the seasons: Summer, with shearing, slaughter, crop harvest and conservation; Autumn and its floods, trading stock, drenching and dogging; Winter, the maize harvest and lambing; and Spring, with docking, pet sheep and weaning. H...e explores how a farm that has been in the same family for five generations functions, and describes the everyday lives of farmers and their enduring love of the land and the animals they work with. This is powerful and poignant writing that outlines a lifestyle often taken for granted, and it goes some way to explaining why farmers love what they do and are also conflicted by what they do.
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            ISBN 9781988547466
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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