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            Ira Takaro: Rethinking Health, Sport & Education in Aotearoa / NZ
                

            Ira Takaro: Rethinking Health, Sport & Education in Aotearoa / NZ (Paperback)

            By Hemana Brown, Harko

            • RRP: $33.99
            • $33.99
            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 22

            In this landmark educational publication researcher Harko Brown explains the tenets of Ira Takaro Theory. Brown contends that since the mid-1800's there has been a lack of attention to ira takaro (or the schema) of Tamariki Maori in our health, sports and educational institutes.... He says this has often negatively impacted Tamariki Maori via scornful social discourses, for example, by educators critical of Maori children's in-school behaviours, and in their overall academic and health statistics. He describes the natural expressions of ira takaro in Polynesian children as pronounced and packed with powerful potential which at present is much maligned and misunderstood in general by hauora providers, particularly by those in the fields of mental health and child psychology, by sports and recreational providers and in teaching professions.
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            ISBN 9780473585648
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2022
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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            New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Annual 2021
               

            New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Annual 2021 (Hardback, 48th edition)

            By Rodley, Aidan

            • RRP: $42.99
            • $42.99
            • Pub Date
              31 Jan 22

            After a two-year hiatus, the Racing Annual is back. Marking 50 years since the first Racing Annual was published, the 2021 New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Annual highlights another memorable turf season. Edited by well-known racing broadcaster and writer Aidan Rodley, this year's... Racing Annual covers off all the major events of the 2020-21 season in a 134-page hardcover, glossy-paged edition, stylishly laid-out by distinguished editorial designer Ken Emery. Accompanied by dynamic photography, we've reviewed all of New Zealand's major carnivals and shone the spotlight on our champions, both equine and human, flat and jumping, home and abroad. This volume will be a highly-sought after addition to any racing aficionado's bookshelf or coffee table, no doubt alongside many a past edition. Backed by New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, Te Akau Racing, Cambridge Stud, New Zealand Thoroughbred Marketing and New Zealand Bloodstock, the 2021 New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Annual will be available from late November.
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            ISBN 9780473591205
            Published NZ 31 Jan 2022
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Annual
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            Campese: the last of the dream sellers
             

            Campese: the last of the dream sellers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Curran, James

            • RRP: $48.50
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            In the 1980s and early 1990s, David Campese thrilled spectators both in Australia and overseas with his footloose, crazy-brave style of free running. This book tells the story of his rise from humble beginnings to the very top of a global sport. As a rugby player, David Campese s...eemed to operate on cross-grained pure instinct, one that left many a defender clutching at him in vain, stranded in the slipstream of his audacity. Hailed as the 'Bradman of rugby' by former Wallaby coach Alan Jones, and the 'Pele' of rugby by others, Campese was a match-winner. The refrain 'I saw Campese play' now speaks to much more than wistful reminiscences about a player widely regarded as the most entertaining ever to play the game of Rugby Union. It has come to represent a state of chronic disbelief that the Wallaby ascendancy of Campese's era has been seemingly squandered. Campese occupies a unique intersection in rugby's history: one of its last amateurs, and one of its first professionals. He had shown, too, that coming from outside the traditional bastions of rugby - the private schools and universities - was no barrier to reaching the top. Indeed, he challenged that establishment and unsettled it, warning in the early 1990s that the code risked 'dying' if more was not done to expand its appeal. David Campese revolutionised how the game was played and appreciated. His genius, most visibly manifest in his outrageous goosestep, captured the national and sporting imagination. The rigid, robotic rugby of today appears incapable of accommodating a player of his dash and daring.
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            ISBN 9781914484094
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Sport Inc.: Why money is the winner in the business of sport
             

            Sport Inc.: Why money is the winner in the business of sport (Paperback)

            By Warner, Ed

            • RRP: $30.00
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            Through investigations into a wide range of sports, including how football agents really work, the betting industry and corruption, esports, the NFL's efforts to take over the world and the real cost of hosting events like the World Cup and the Olympics, the financial realities o...f our obsession with sport are exposed.
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            ISBN 9781787290136
            Released NZ 7 May 2019
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Team Building
              

            Team Building

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            A comprehensive guide for New Zealand

            ISBN 289786
            Published NZ 2 Aug 2010
            Publisher Miscellaneous Publisher
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            Tanking to the Top: The Philadelphia 76ers and the Most Audacious Process in the History of Professional Sports

            Tanking to the Top: The Philadelphia 76ers and the Most Audacious Process in the History of Professional Sports (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Weitzman, Yaron

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            How the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers trusted The Process -- a bold plan to get to first by becoming the worst. Including exclusive interviews with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Coach Brett Brown, Sam Hinkie, and more. When a group of private equity bigwigs purchased the Philadelphia ...76ers in 2011, the team was both bad and boring. Attendance was down. So were ratings. The Sixers had an aging coach, an antiquated front office, and a group of players that could best be described as mediocre. Enter Sam Hinkie -- a man with a plan straight out of the PE playbook, one that violated professional sports' Golden Rule: You play to win the game. In Hinkie's view, the best way to reach first was to embrace becoming the worst -- to sacrifice wins in the present in order to capture championships in the future. And to those dubious, Hinkie had a response: Trust The Process, and the results will follow. The plan, dubbed The Process, seems to have worked. More than six years after handing Hinkie the keys, the Sixers have transformed into one of the most exciting teams in the NBA. They've emerged as a championship contender with a roster full of stars, none bigger than Joel Embiid, a captivating seven-footer known for both brutalizing opponents on the court and taunting them off of it. Beneath the surface, though, lies a different story, one of infighting, dueling egos, and competing agendas. Hinkie, pushed out less than three years into his reign by a demoralized owner, a jealous CEO, and an embarrassed NBA, was the first casualty of The Process. He'd be far from the last. Drawing from interviews with nearly 175 people, TANKING TO THE TOP brings to life the palace intrigue incited by Hinkie's proposal, taking readers into the boardroom where the Sixers laid out their plans, and onto the courts where those plans met reality. Full of uplifting, rags-to-riches stories, backroom dealings, mysterious injuries, and burner Twitter accounts, TANKING TO THE TOP is the definitive, inside story o
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            ISBN 9781538749739
            Publisher Grand Central Publishing
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            Outside the stadium
              

            Outside the stadium

            By Gilbert, Paul

            • RRP: $56.50
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            The world came to play at Eden Park Stadium in Auckland New Zealand, this book documents the impact and activities from the rugby OUTSIDE THE STADIUM on the suburb of Mount Eden in September and October 2011.

            ISBN 255766
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2011
            Publisher Miscellaneous Publisher
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            Still Totally Obsessed
              

            Still Totally Obsessed (Paperback)

            By Eason, John

            • RRP: $40.00
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            Following the success of An Outdoor Obsession, John returns with another great book full of tall (and short) tales from his escapades with his mates and sons in the New Zealand wilderness.

            ISBN 9780473590147
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2021
            Publisher The Copy Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Campese: the last of the dream sellers

            Campese: the last of the dream sellers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Curran, James

            • RRP: $37.00
            • $28.86
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            Once hailed as the 'Bradman of Rugby', David Campese thrilled spectators both in Australia and overseas with his footloose, crazy-brave style of free running. This book tells the story of his rise from humble beginnings to the very top of a global sport. Once hailed as the 'Bradm...an of Rugby', David Campese thrilled spectators both in Australia and overseas with his footloose, crazy-brave style of free running. This book tells the story of his rise from humble beginnings to the very top of a global sport. As a rugby player, David Campese seemed to operate on pure instinct, one that left many a defender clutching for him in vain, stranded in the slipstream of his audacity. He followed no straight path, observed no convention, and in so doing brought a whole swag of new supporters to the game. Hailed as the 'Bradman of Rugby' by former Wallaby coach Alan Jones, and the 'Pele' of Rugby by others, Campese was a match-winner. True, he could lose the odd game as well, but this was part of his unique allure- Campese took crowds to the edge of their seats ... and their patience. The refrain 'I saw Campese play' now speaks to much more than wistful reminiscences about a player widely regarded as the most entertaining ever to play the game of Rugby Union. It has come to represent a state of chronic disbelief that the Wallaby ascendancy of Campese's era - the style, panache, and winning ways of the Australian team in the 1980s and 1990s - has now been squandered by Rugby's continuing struggle to adapting to the coming of professionalism. Campese occupies a unique intersection in the sport's history- one of its last amateurs, and one of its first professionals. The rigid, robotic game of today appears incapable of accommodating a player of his dash and daring, or of replicating his teams' successes.
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            ISBN 9781922310576
            Published NZ 2 Nov 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Talent Trap: Free Yourself and Thrive Amid the Competition and Chaos of Youth Sport
              

            The Talent Trap: Free Yourself and Thrive Amid the Competition and Chaos of Youth Sport (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ashton, Leigh; Edited by Copsey, Sue

            • RRP: $30.99
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            In youth sport, the word talent is everywhere. We overuse it and we misuse it. This is a treacherous trap. When we fall into the talent trap, we give immense value to an inconsistent and unreliable predictor of success. We confuse people with conflicting ideas, and we enable a... misdirected, biased process to determine who should and shouldn't be supported. This has a damaging ripple effect on the perceptions, identity, motivations and expectations of young athletes, and those around them. This book exposes common everyday actions that seem harmless, but which are wreaking havoc. Whether you are a parent or coach, programme manager or CEO, it will shed light on how we can all do things differently and guide you to lead change. To thrive in youth sport and give young people the best chance of ongoing success into adulthood, we must free ourselves from the talent trap and re-focus on the things that really matter.
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            ISBN 9780473522810
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age 16+ years
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