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              Tides of Kawhia: 2020
                

              Tides of Kawhia: 2020 (Paperback, New edition)

              By O'Connor, Tom

              • RRP: $40.00
              • $40.00
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              Crammed with fascinating historical details, this novel introduces the reader to the enigmatic figure of Te Rau-paraha. In the late eighteenth century, Kawhia is the prosperous heart of the people of Ngati Toarangatira. But, beyond the borders ominous changes threaten to drive th...e iwi from their coastal stronghold. In the north, Nga Puhi acquire muskets, and to the east the Waikato tribes cast envious eyes on the bountiful wa-ters and forests of Kawhia. Into this mix the child Maui Potiki is born. He is later called Te Rauparaha ? a name that today ripples down the pages of New Zealand his- tory. The young Te Rauparaha uses his wits, courage and audacity to become a military strategist, accom-plished politician and tribal leader. Sharing his exploits is Te Rou Rou, born into slavery who, like the young man of rank, uses intelligence to improve his status in the often dangerous tribal life of the time. When simmering animosities between the inland peoples explode into all-out-war, hundreds of warriors are left on the battlefield. In Tides of Kawhia, deadly fights and ancient Maori ritual mingle with delicate poetry and an impetuous hot-blooded people, bringing to life a period of history and a society unknown to many.
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              ISBN 9780995121935
              Published NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher John Douglas Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Te Rauparaha's life
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              Bunty Preece: Soldier of the 28 (Maori) Battalion
                

              Bunty Preece: Soldier of the 28 (Maori) Battalion (Hardback)

              By O'Connor, Tom

              The story of Alfred (Bunty) Preece of the Chatham Islands (Moriori, Kai Tahu), soldier, farmer, local body politician, kaumatua and advocate for his people. Includes his recollections of the Italian Campaign of World War Two while serving with the D Company 28 (Maori) Battalion. ...Includes a full nominal roll of members of D Company.
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              ISBN 9780987666543
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2012
              Publisher John Douglas Publishing
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Our Darkest Day: The Terrorist attack in Christchurch New Zealand
                 

              Our Darkest Day: The Terrorist attack in Christchurch New Zealand (Hardback)

              By O'Connor, Tom

              • RRP: $55.00
              • $55.00
              • Pub Date
                27 Oct 20

              The cold blooded murder of 51 innocent people and the attempted murder of 40 others at two mosques in Christ- church in March 15 2019 sent shivers of horror down the collective spine of the nation.

              ISBN 9780995121911
              Published NZ 27 Oct 2020
              Publisher John Douglas Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Ferret: Sergeant Eric Batchelor DCM and Bar, M.I.D.
               

              The Ferret: Sergeant Eric Batchelor DCM and Bar, M.I.D. (Hardback)

              By O'Connor, Tom

              • RRP: $75.00
              • $75.00
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              A biography of the late Eric Batchelor, World War Two veteran and twice recipient of the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the MID (Mentioned in Dispatches) clasp. This biography looks beyond the war years, and into the years after, as returned servicemen pick up the threads of the...ir old lives and attempt to make sense of small-town New Zealand after serving at the front lines of a world war.
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              ISBN 9780994105998
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2017
              Publisher John Douglas Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Tales of Three Campaigns
                

              Tales of Three Campaigns (PDF ebook)

              By O'Connor, Tom; Illustrated by Anderson, Bob; Edited by Gray, John H.

              In 1926, Colonel Brereton who had taken the 12th (Nelson) Company of the Canterbury Infantry Battalion into the Great War in the Main Body of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, wrote the well-received first edition of this title. The three campaigns alluded to, were the Battle ...of the Suez Canal on 3 February 1915; Gallipoli as it related to the Landing at Anzac, and the Second Battle of Krithia at Cape Helles (where the author received a serious head wound); and the Western Front, including First Somme in September 1916 and two periods in the line in the Northern Zone, in and about Armentieres. Although it was only 24 hours or so in duration, the rarely-written-about Battle of the Suez Canal was of signal historic importance. No one was better able to write about New Zealand's role in it, than Brereton. All four battalions of the New Zealand Infantry Brigade were called upon to reinforce the canal defences, when the very real threat of a Turkish attack developed. Only a minor element of them became involved - two platoons of 12th Company, commanded at first-hand by Major Brereton; 100 all ranks. Solely by their musketry skill, they helped deter a brigade size assault over the narrowest point of the canal. We read his front-line account of their baptism of fire, and his later shrewd analysis of how the Turks should clearly have won, had they conformed to their German-authored plan. Colonel Brereton strongly identified with his soldiery; his concern clearly was with them rather than upwards towards his seniors, and the prospects of personal advancement. He describes the relevant skills brought by them from their rural pursuits. Personally cool under fire, he writes in an attractive, flowing style, quite lacking in military jargon, and with occasional dry humour, to which the reader will warm. This is whether discussing battle, desert training in Egypt, troopship journeys, inter-action with French civilians or the multiplicity of other incidents experienced in over f
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              ISBN 9780994105981
              Available in PDF
              Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
              Language en
              Published NZ 8 Apr 2015
              Publisher John Douglas Publishing
              Interest Age 15+ years
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              Attachment Disorders
               

              Attachment Disorders (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By O'Connor, Tom

              • RRP: $89.50
              • $59.77
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              This work summarises what is known about attachment disorders from theory, empirical research and clinical experience with children who experienced severe early deprivation.

              ISBN 9781405105460
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2010
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Availability
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              Pathways of Taranaki
                

              Pathways of Taranaki (Paperback, New title)

              By O'Connor, Tom

              Crammed with fascinating historical details and powerful traditional oratory from the late-18th century, this novel continues the story from Tides of Kawhia (2003), and takes the reader even closer to the enigmatic figure of Te Rauparaha.

              ISBN 9780790010847
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2006
              Publisher Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              If..., Then...: The Power of Risk Management for Busy People with Other Things to Do
                

              If..., Then...: The Power of Risk Management for Busy People with Other Things to Do (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By O'Connor, Tom

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $27.58
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              Many, if not most, business surprises are negative ones. They often cause setbacks that require time, energy, and resources just to get the organization back to where it had once been. The pragmatic approach to managing the causes of these lurking setbacks described in IF..., The...n... is a proven method for achieving goals without the burden of these negative surprises. The Protect-Biz risk management planning process is specifically designed for busy people with other things to do. It shatters conventional wisdom, especially when it comes to the threshold for entry into effectively managing the potential obstacles between you and your goals. Its mantra is identify, avoid, and anticipate-and then get back to work. No costly specialists, no expensive software needed. Protect-Biz leads the entrepreneur, the executive, and the manager to risk management self-sufficiency and independence with very little initial investment in terms of dollars and time.
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              ISBN 9781496949691
              Released NZ 30 Oct 2014
              Publisher AuthorHouse
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Integrated Care for Ireland in an International Context: Challenges for Policy, Institutions and Specific User Needs
               

              Integrated Care for Ireland in an International Context: Challenges for Policy, Institutions and Specific User Needs (EPUB ebook)

              By O'Connor, Tom

              Integrated Care in Ireland in an International Context aims to bring the debate on the future of integrated care in Ireland to a wider audience than heretofore. It is intended to guide the thinking of policy-makers and the whole panoply of different health and social care profess...ions that are stakeholders in the process.
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              ISBN 9781781190807
              Available in EPUB
              Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
              Language en
              Released NZ 26 Jul 2013
              Publisher Oak Tree Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Attachment Disorders
               

              Attachment Disorders (Hardback)

              By O'Connor, Tom

              • RRP: $222.99
              • $222.99
              • Not Available Locally

              This work summarises what is known about attachment disorders from theory, empirical research and clinical experience with children who experienced severe early deprivation.

              ISBN 9781405105453
              Released NZ 9 Apr 2009
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Availability
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