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              Jacinda Ardern: The Story Behind an Extraordinary Leader
               

              Jacinda Ardern: The Story Behind an Extraordinary Leader (Hardback)

              By Duff, Michelle

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              Michelle Duff delves into Ardern's beginnings in small-town New Zealand, discovering a nose-ringed teen fighting for equality and her own identity in a devout Mormon family. Duff tracks Ardern's political career from being dismissed as a 'show pony' to her compassion during one o...f New Zealand's biggest tragedies, the Christchurch mosque terror attack of 2019. In its aftermath, Ardern has become a global icon for her strength and decisiveness while uniting a country in shock and mourning. Ardern attracted international headlines for being the second world leader to give birth while in office. But why was having a baby so meaningful, and what does it say about the continued struggle for gender equality? Has Ardern really been a transcendent leader, and what enduring mark might she leave on the political landscape? This is an engrossing and powerful exploration of one of the most intriguing political stories of our time-telling us as much about one young woman's ascendancy as it does about the country that elected her.
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              ISBN 9781988547169
              Published NZ 21 Oct 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Mothers
               

              The Mothers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gannon, Genevieve

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              • Pub Date
                7 Jan 20

              'Engagingly and unflinchingly told, Gannon's new novel, The Mothers, is the story of every parent's worst nightmare. It is that novel that makes you muse on the most difficult of questions ... What makes a mother? And can you ever un-become one? Like all my favourite books, The M...others is both heartbreaking and heartwarming, and it leaves you with a lot to think about after you turn the final page. I sobbed my way through this wonderful book.' - Sally Hepworth, bestselling author of The Mother-in-Law Two couples. One baby. An unimaginable choice. Grace and Dan Arden are in their forties and have been on the IVF treadmill since the day they got married. Six attempts have yielded no results and with each failure a little piece of their hope dies. Indian-Australian Priya Laghari and her husband Nick Archer are being treated at the same fertility clinic and while the younger couple doesn't face the same time pressure as the Ardens, the Archers have their own problems. Priya suspects Nick is cheating and when she discovers a dating app on his phone her worst fears are confirmed. Priya leaves Nick and goes through an IVF cycle with donor sperm. On the day of her appointment, Grace and Dan also go in for their final, last-chance embryo transfer. Two weeks later the women both get their results: Grace is pregnant. Priya is not. A year later, angry and heart-broken, Priya learns her embryo was implanted in another woman's uterus and must make a choice: live a childless life knowing her son is being raised by strangers or seek custody of a baby that has been nurtured and loved by another couple.
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              ISBN 9781760875329
              Published NZ 7 Jan 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Monster Nanny
               

              Monster Nanny (Paperback)

              By Tolonen, Tuutikki; Illustrated by Pitkanen, Pasi

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              • Pub Date
                7 Jan 20

              Halley, Koby and Mimi have been sent a nanny to look after them while their parents are away. The only problem? Their nanny is a monster! Grah is enormous, hairy, dusty and doesn't talk. As the three siblings search for answers, they discover that other neighbourhood kids have al...so been left with similar creatures. So where did they all come from? With no parents around and the fate of their new nanny at stake, the Hellman kids must depend on each other as they solve the mystery of the monsters - and maybe even help them get back to their home. Finnish author Tuutikki Tolonen seamlessly intertwines contemporary life with a world full of strange creatures in this warm, amusing and sweetly-moving story. Monster Nanny is at once a refreshing change of pace and a return to timeless adventure. 'A strange but entertaining romp that will surprise readers at every turn.' Publishers Weekly
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              ISBN 9781760525590
              Published NZ 7 Jan 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 7-10 years
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              A Country Nurse: From Wave Hill to Rural Queensland and Almost Everywhere in Between
               

              A Country Nurse: From Wave Hill to Rural Queensland and Almost Everywhere in Between (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hayes, Thea

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                7 Jan 20

              Thea Hayes spent twenty years living and working on Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory. She arrived as a naive nineteen-year-old trainee nurse from Sydney, but when she left in 1979 she was married with four children and eager for her next adventure. And what twists and ...turns her new life in rural Queensland had in store. From a stint running a corner shop in the small town of Toogoolawah to dairy and cattle farming and working as a nurse in hospitals and nursing homes, Thea's life was eternally colourful. At the age of sixty-five, after losing her beloved husband Ralph, Thea moved to London to work as a nurse and travel around Europe. Back home in Australia, she found a second chance at love with a country boy from WA, and her new life with Bob began with a caravan, a dangerous farming floodplain and a swag full of laughs. A Country Nurse charts Thea's rich and inspiring life, from Wave Hill to North Stradbroke Island; London to the Riverina in NSW, and just about everywhere in between. This is the story of an ordinary girl from Sydney who has lived her extraordinary life to the fullest.
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              ISBN 9781760877156
              Published NZ 7 Jan 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Shark Arm: A Shark, a Tattooed Arm and Two Unsolved Murders
               

              Shark Arm: A Shark, a Tattooed Arm and Two Unsolved Murders (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Roope, Phillip; Meagher, Kevin

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              • Pub Date
                7 Jan 20

              It all started with a ruthless murder. An ex-boxer and petty police informer was efficiently disposed of, sending a ghastly warning to others. That would have been the end of it, had not a shark, in a million to one chance, vomited up the victim's arm in an aquarium and shone an ...unwelcome light into some very dark places. With so much at stake, the guilty closed ranks and gradually, with intimidation and money, and the murder of a mate who they feared would betray them, they re-imposed their control and the light was turned off again. The memory of those events, and the terrible fear they inspired, kept those who knew the truth silent unto the grave. Although many people have written about the shark arm murder, Phillip Roope and Kevin Meagher are the first to have access to the original police records. Through careful investigation, they have unravelled an extraordinary tale of high class smuggling around Sydney harbour and police collusion, and the truth behind one of the most infamous cold cases in Australia. Except there were actually two gruesome murders... 'the biggest tabloid shark story in the history of the world' - Peter Fitzsimons
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              ISBN 9781760875985
              Published NZ 7 Jan 2020
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              Back of Beyond: One Woman's Remarkable Story of Love, Adventure, Disasters and Wonderful Times in the Gulf Country
               

              Back of Beyond: One Woman's Remarkable Story of Love, Adventure, Disasters and Wonderful Times in the Gulf Country (Paperback)

              By Old, Jenny

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              • Pub Date
                7 Jan 20

              'After falling in love with my husband, Rick, I moved to a property called McAllister in the remote Gulf Country of far north Queensland, where I found myself living in a shed with a 44-gallon drum for my stove and a shower rose and a bucket in a tree for the bathroom!' When 22-y...ear-old Jenny Old followed her heart to the vastness of the Gulf of Carpentaria, she had no idea of the primitive conditions she'd find herself in. Often her only contact with the outside world was through her two-way radio. Stretched to the limits, she achieved more than she ever thought herself capable of. With every setback and in the toughest of times when the odds seemed insurmountable, she learnt to dust herself off, find a smile and just keep on going. For eighteen years Jenny and Rick battled flood, drought, cyclones and personal hardship. Yet their world was a big as the landscape in which they lived, filled as it was with generosity, wonderful characters and the joy of life. At McAllister they established an oasis for their family and friends. Jenny's motto is: life throws many curve balls at us, but it's how we deal with them that counts. This is the extraordinary story of a woman of the bush and her indomitable spirit.
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              ISBN 9781760876906
              Published NZ 7 Jan 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              H is for Happiness
               

              H is for Happiness (Paperback)

              By Jonsberg, Barry

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              • Pub Date
                7 Jan 20

              'Where do I start in explaining how much I loved this hilariously quirky and moving story with its beautiful, fractured gem of a narrator? How about A is for Awesome.' - Michael Gerard Bauer This isn't just about me. It's also about the other people in my life - my mother, my fat...her, my dead sister Sky, my penpal Denille, Rich Uncle Brian, Earth-Pig Fish and Douglas Benson From Another Dimension. These are people [with the exception of Earth-Pig Fish, who is a fish] who have shaped me, made me what I am. I cannot recount my life without recounting elements of theirs. This is a big task, but I am confident I am up to it. Introducing Candice Phee: twelve years old, hilariously honest and a little ... odd. But she has a big heart, the very best of intentions and an unwavering determination to ensure everyone is happy. So she sets about trying to 'fix' all the problems of all the people [and pets] in her life. Laugh-out-loud funny and wonderfully touching, H is for Happiness is the film tie-in edition of the acclaimed award-winning novel My Life as an Alphabet.
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              ISBN 9781760527402
              Published NZ 7 Jan 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Obsidio: The Illuminae Files_03
               

              Obsidio: The Illuminae Files_03 (Paperback)

              By Kaufman, Amie; Kristoff, Jay

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                7 Jan 20

              Kady, Ezra, Hanna and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza - b...ut who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion? Meanwhile, Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys - an old flame from Asha's past - reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken. From bestselling author duo Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - and once again featuring select journal entries from Marie Lu - comes the heart-stopping, heartbreaking finale in the trilogy that broke the mould and has been called 'stylistically mesmerizing' and 'out-of-this-world awesome'.
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              ISBN 9781760875961
              Published NZ 7 Jan 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series Illuminae
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              The Thank You Dish
               

              The Thank You Dish (Paperback)

              By Balla, Trace

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              • Pub Date
                7 Jan 20

              It's dinnertime at Grace's place. 'Thank you, alpaca,' says Grace. 'Alpaca?' asks Mama. 'Why would you thank an alpaca?' A playful mealtime conversation becomes a joyful act of giving thanks. 'A heartwarming book filled with the joys of being part of a community that values growi...ng food and sharing meals with loved ones.' STEPHANIE ALEXANDER KITCHEN GARDEN FOUNDATION
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              ISBN 9781760876487
              Published NZ 7 Jan 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 3-6 years
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              The King of Crows: The Diviners 4
               

              The King of Crows: The Diviners 4 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bray, Libba

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              • Pub Date
                4 Feb 20

              After the horrifying explosion that claimed one of their own, the Diviners find themselves wanted by the US government, and on the brink of war with the King of Crows. While Memphis and Isaiah run for their lives from the mysterious Shadow Men, Isaiah receives a startling vision ...of a girl, Sarah Beth Olson, who could shift the balance in their struggle for peace. Sarah Beth says she knows how to stop the King of Crows - but she will need the Diviners' help to do it. Elsewhere, Jericho has returned after his escape from Jake Marlowe's estate, where he has learned the shocking truth behind the King of Crows' plans. Now the Diviners must travel to Bountiful, Nebraska, in hopes of joining forces with Sarah Beth and stopping the King of Crows and his army of the dead forever. But as rumours of towns becoming ghost-towns and the dead developing unprecedented powers begin to surface, all hope seems lost. In this sweeping finale, the Diviners will be forced to confront their greatest fears and learn to rely on one another if they hope to save the nation - and world - from catastrophe... 'The Diviners delivers an addictive and terrifying story' Entertainment Weekly
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              ISBN 9781742375250
              Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Diviners
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