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              Navigating the Stars: Maori Creation Myths
                

              Navigating the Stars: Maori Creation Myths (Hardback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

              • RRP: $45.00
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              • Pub Date
                20 Oct 20

              From master storyteller Witi Ihimaera, a spellbinding and provocative retelling of traditional Maori myths for the twenty-first century. In this milestone volume, Ihimaera traces the history of the Maori people through their creation myths. He follows Tawhaki up the vines into th...e firmament, Hine-titama down into the land of the dead, Maui to the ends of the earth, and the giants and turehu who sailed across the ocean to our shores . . . From Hawaiki to Aotearoa, the ancient navigators brought their myths, while looking to the stars - bright with gods, ancestors and stories - to guide the way. 'Step through the gateway now to stories that are as relevant today as they ever were.'
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              ISBN 9780143774990
              Published NZ 20 Oct 2020
              Publisher Random House
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              Remote Sympathy
                

              Remote Sympathy (Paperback)

              By Chidgey, Catherine

              • RRP: $35.00
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              • Pub Date
                8 Oct 20

              Moving away from Munich isn't nearly as wrenching an experience for Frau Greta Hahn as she had feared. Their new home is even lovelier than the one they left behind, and best of all - right on their doorstep - are some of the finest craftsmen from all over Europe, prepared to mak...e for her and the other officers' wives living in this small community anything they could possibly desire: new curtains from the finest silks, furniture designed to the most exacting specifications, execute a fresco or a mural even. The looming presence of the nearby prison camp - lying just beyond a patch of forest - is the only blot to mar what is otherwise an idyllic life in Buchenwald. Frau Hahn's husband, SS Sturmbannfuhrer Dietrich Hahn, has taken up a powerful new position as camp administrator. The job is all consuming as he wrestles with corruption that is rife at every level, inadequate supplies, and a sewerage system under ever-growing strain as the prison population continues to rise. Frau Hahn's obliviousness is challenged when she is forced into an unlikely alliance with one of Buchenwald's prisoners, Dr Lenard Weber. A decade earlier he invented a machine - the Sympathetic Vitaliser - that at the time he believed could cure cancer. Does the machine work? Whether it does or not, it might yet save a life.
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              ISBN 9781776563203
              Published NZ 8 Oct 2020
              Publisher Victoria University Press
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              Because of You
               

              Because of You (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By French, Dawn

              • RRP: $37.00
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              • Pub Date
                20 Oct 20

              PRE-ORDER THE EAGERLY AWAITED, LIFE-AFFIRMING AND HEART-WARMING NEW NOVEL FROM NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR DAWN FRENCH After five long years of waiting for a new novel, Dawn's millions of fans will fall in love with this tantalising story of motherhood. ____________ This is a b...ook about mothers and daughters, love and loss, mistakes and regret. It's a book about nature and nurture. Ultimately, it's a book about what makes us who we are - it is a story for all of us. Following her wonderful bestsellers A Tiny Bit Marvellous, Oh Dear Silvia and According to Yes, Because Of You is Dawn French's stunning new book, told with her signature humour, warmth and so much love.
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              ISBN 9781405927345
              Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Country Camera: an Album of New Zealand Birds
                 

              The Country Camera: an Album of New Zealand Birds (Paperback)

              By Ferens, Christina G.

              • RRP: $48.99
              • $48.99
              • Pub Date
                22 Sep 20

              Companion volume to The Country Diary of a New Zealand Lady. Written in a style engaging to the general reader, THE COUNTRY CAMERA focuses on definitive aspects of the birds' daily lives and expands on the subject photographically. The images are intimate, captured in a setti...ng privileged by its remoteness and explored with a fascination from which we all benefit. A wealth of knowledge is casually gleaned and artistic appreciation satisfied. On the farm and in the country garden, photographic studies are made of over forty species of bird found in New Zealand, beginning with the rare bittern and ending on the notes of a tui.
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              ISBN 9780473472597
              Published NZ 22 Sep 2020
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
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              Sweat and Toil:The Building of New Zealand
               

              Sweat and Toil:The Building of New Zealand (Paperback)

              By McLean, John

              • RRP: $57.99
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              The transformation of New Zealand from a trackless waste into a nation served by many of the conveniences of the modern world did not happen overnight. Roads, bridges, railways and all the infrastructure of public utilities required the brains and organisation of engineers... and contractors, and the sweat and labour of many hundreds of workers, often for just one project. This is the tale of the pioneers of New Zealand and their magnificent achievement in creating a new nation through perseverance, hardship and frequently unbelievable difficulties.
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              ISBN 9781872970707
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2020
              Publisher Tross Publishing
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              Murder In The Band Room
                 

              Murder In The Band Room (Paperback)

              By Snelling, Patricia

              • RRP: $35.50
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              After retiring as a Detective Inspector, Ann Grieves enjoys her cottage by the sea. When she isn't sleuthing unfaithful spouses and small-time crooks, she enjoys a laid-back life walking the promenade with Scout, her ex-police Beagle dog or making preserves for the oldies in her ...street. Until a body turns up in her friend's band room.
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              ISBN 9780473528416
              Published NZ 6 Jun 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Acting and How to Survive it: Everything you wanted to know about acting but were too afraid to ask...
                

              Acting and How to Survive it: Everything you wanted to know about acting but were too afraid to ask... (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Feeney, Peter; Edited by Dufty, Nicola

              • RRP: $45.00
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              The first-ever book published in NZ about acting technique, 'Acting and How to Survive it' also takes in surviving and thriving in this most challenging and alluring of vocations. Tailored to the New Zealand and Australian actor but with an international viewpoint across TV, fi...lm and theatre, here actor, coach and writer Peter Feeney has written an indispensable book for both the beginner and mid-career actor. Here you'll find not just the nuts and bolts of technique, but insights into the head game, winning psychology, and tips on living an artistic life of resilience and integrity. Here is any actors' one-stop shop, a book destined to become a must-have for Drama Schools and classes throughout Australasia - and the world. 'Peter is a very gifted actor who will always be genuinely interested in exploring his work and finding new approaches to it, and opening this out to his fellow actors.' Cicely Berry, OBE, Voice Director, Royal Shakespeare Company.
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              ISBN 9780473525118
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2020
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
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              Hurunui Seismic Stories
                

              Hurunui Seismic Stories (Paperback)

              By Anderson, Emily

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              ISBN 9780473511234
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2020
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
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              Enemy at the Gate
               

              Enemy at the Gate (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

              By Werry, Philippa

              • RRP: $23.00
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              Based on the true story of the 1936/37 polio epidemic in New Zealand, this tells the story of 12-year-old Tom Mitchell and his family whose lives are overshadowed by the polio outbreak. Schools, movie theatres and swimming pools are all closed - and then things get worse.

              ISBN 9780473521707
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2020
              Publisher Pipi Press
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Crossing Ahead: When Trams Met Trains in New Zealand
                

              Crossing Ahead: When Trams Met Trains in New Zealand (Paperback)

              By Stewart, Graham

              • RRP: $40.00
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              At a time when city tramways and railways in New Zealand fed each other's networks and often crossed the respective right-of-way's, noted author Graham Stewart shares the previously undocumented story and images of these interesting interfaces The crossing of a heavy-rail railway... train with a light-railed street vehicle over a street level crossing has always required extreme caution. From the early crossing keeper holding their red and green flags to high-tech signals of today; there has never been any room for a margin of error. For over 90 years when trams met trains, not one life has been recorded as having been lost in an accident - a truly remarkable record of safety. Some tram lines to the suburbs stopped just before a railway level crossing, as to proceed further would have required the additional maintenance cost of the crossing's manganese steel track diamonds, the crossing keeper's wages and signalmen of those years. This is the story of those crossings whether they were level or the vehicles crossed on a viaduct or bridge. The story is lavishly illustrated with photographs and diagrams researched from archives throughout New Zealand.
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              ISBN 9780908573981
              Published NZ 30 May 2020
              Publisher New Zealand Railway & Locomoti
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