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            Matariki: The Star of the Year
             

            Matariki: The Star of the Year (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Matamua, Rangi

            • RRP: $35.00
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            In mid-winter, Matariki rises in the pre-dawn sky, and its observation is celebrated with incantations on hilltops at dawn, balls, exhibitions, dinners and a vast number of events. The Matariki tradition has been re-established, and its regeneration coincides with a growing inter...est in Maori astronomy. Still, there remain some unanswered questions about how Matariki was traditionally observed.
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            ISBN 9781775503255
            Published NZ 1 May 2017
            Publisher Huia Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Celebration: 70 Years: 1952-2022
             

            Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Celebration: 70 Years: 1952-2022 (Hardback)

            By Hoey, Brian

            • RRP: $27.99
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            A celebration of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, detailing the highlights and challenges of her 70 year reign.

            ISBN 9781841659398
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2022
            Publisher Batsford Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Jumping Sundays: The Rise and Fall of the Counterculture in Aotearoa New Zealand: 2022
              

            Jumping Sundays: The Rise and Fall of the Counterculture in Aotearoa New Zealand: 2022 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bollinger, Nick

            • RRP: $49.99
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            • Pub Date
              25 Aug 22

            Award-winning writer Nick Bollinger's deep history of the transformation of New Zealand life wrought by the counterculture in the 1960s and '70s.

            ISBN 9781869409517
            Published NZ 25 Aug 2022
            Publisher Auckland University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Women Will Rise!: Recalling the Working Women's Charter: 2022
             

            Women Will Rise!: Recalling the Working Women's Charter: 2022 (Paperback)

            Introduction by Simpkin, Gay; Russell, Marie; Millar, Grace

            • RRP: $30.00
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            In the late 1970s, as the women's movement was fracturing, trade union women put forward a new agenda to bring feminists and women workers together. The onepage, 16-clause Working Women's Charter covered ... - the right to work - equal pay for work of equal value - an end to ...discrimination at work - better conditions, family leave, flexible work arrangements - free, quality childcare - reproductive rights... and more. Challenged by patriarchal union traditions, the women worked hard to win union support for their demands. Women will rise! Recalling the Working Women's Charter includes chapters by women who promoted the Charter, and others looking at what has been achieved since - and what remains to be done.
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            ISBN 9780947493875
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2022
            Publisher Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Buster Follows His Nose

            Buster Follows His Nose (Paperback)

            By Stevenson, Paula; Illustrated by Hale, Jenny

            • RRP: $24.99
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            A story demonstrating the loyalty of a blind and faithful old sheepdog named Buster, who performs his duty in guarding and protecting Tilly, the youngest and most vulnerable member of the family when she becomes lost in the Australian bush. By following his nose, Buster can lead ...Tilly home, but he can't make her understand this.
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            ISBN 9780648964070
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2022
            Publisher Little Pink Dog Books
            Interest Age 5-8 years
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            The Facemaker: One Surgeon's Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I
              

            The Facemaker: One Surgeon's Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I (Hardback)

            By Fitzharris, Lindsey

            • RRP: $50.00
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            • Pub Date
              18 Oct 22

            From the moment the first machine gun rang out over the Western Front, one thing was clear- mankind's military technology had wildly surpassed its medical capabilities. The war's new weaponry, from tanks to shrapnel, enabled slaughter on an industrial scale, and given the nature ...of trench warfare, thousands of soldiers sustained facial injuries. Medical advances meant that more survived their wounds than ever before, yet disfigured soldiers did not receive the hero's welcome they deserved. In The Facemaker, award-winning historian Lindsey Fitzharris tells the astonishing story of the pioneering plastic surgeon Harold Gillies, who dedicated himself to restoring the faces - and the identities - of a brutalized generation. Gillies, a Cambridge-educated New Zealander, became interested in the nascent field of plastic surgery after encountering the human wreckage on the front. Returning to Britain, he established one of the world's first hospitals dedicated entirely to facial reconstruction in Sidcup, south-east England. There, Gillies assembled a unique group of doctors, nurses and artists whose task was to recreate what had been torn apart. At a time when losing a limb made a soldier a hero, but losing a face made him a monster to a society largely intolerant of disfigurement, Gillies restored not just the faces of the wounded but also their spirits. Meticulously researched and grippingly told, The Facemaker places Gillies's ingenious surgical innovations alongside the poignant stories of soldiers whose lives were wrecked and repaired. The result is a vivid account of how medicine and art can merge, and of what courage and imagination can accomplish in the presence of relentless horror.
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            ISBN 9780241389379
            Released NZ 18 Oct 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Secret of Splint Hall
             

            The Secret of Splint Hall (Paperback)

            By Cotton, Katie

            • RRP: $21.99
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            • Internationally sourced

            Two girls must unearth an ancient myth hidden deep beneath the mysterious Splint Hall... 1945. War has ended, but for sisters Flora and Isobel the struggles still continue. They've lost their father and had their home destroyed in a bombing raid, and now they must go to live with... their aunt and her awful husband Mr Godfrey in their ancestral home, Splint Hall. From the moment of their arrival it seems that this is a place shrouded in mysteries and secrets. Who are the strange men who arrive with packages at night? What is the source of the strange blue sparks coming from the ground? And why do the locals seem to hate their family so much? As the girls begin to unearth an ancient myth and family secret, the adventure of a lifetime begins.
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            ISBN 9781839131967
            Publisher Andersen Press Ltd
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Air Marshal Sir Keith Park: Victor of the Battle of Britain, Defender of Malta
               

            Air Marshal Sir Keith Park: Victor of the Battle of Britain, Defender of Malta (Paperback)

            By Murray, Rowlands,

            • RRP: $48.50
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            • Pub Date
              30 Oct 22

            This balanced and well overdue account hopefully ensures that Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park receives the credit for victory that he so richly deserves.

            ISBN 9781399000253
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 30 Oct 2022
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            A History of New Zealand in 100 Objects
               

            A History of New Zealand in 100 Objects (Hardback)

            By Phillips, Jock

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              18 Oct 22

            Authored by award-winning historian Jock Phillips, The History of New Zealand in 100 Objects is gripping, inclusive, often revelatory and deeply human. A colourful and characterful retelling of our shared past, relevant to today, particular to all of us. The sewing kete of an unk...nown 18th-century Maori woman; the Endeavour cannons that fired on waka in 1769; the bagpipes of an Irish publican Paddy Galvin; the school uniform of Harold Pond, a Napier Tech pupil in the Hawke's Bay quake; the Biko shields that tried to protect protestors during the Springbok tour in 1981; Winston Reynolds' remarkable home-made Hokitika television set, the oldest working TV in the country; the soccer ball that was a tribute to Tariq Omar, a victim of the Christchurch Mosque shootings, and so many more - these are items of quiet significance and great personal meaning, taonga carrying stories that together represent a dramatic, full-of-life history for everyday New Zealanders.
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            ISBN 9781761047213
            Published NZ 18 Oct 2022
            Publisher Penguin Random House Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Tikanga: An Introduction to Te Ao Maori
              

            Tikanga: An Introduction to Te Ao Maori (Paperback)

            By Opai, Keri

            • RRP: $39.99
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            A unique explanation of the Maori world for Pakeha, and for Maori people wishing to learn more about tikanga. With simple lucidity and great expertise, Keri Opai shares the spirit and meaning of what it is to be Maori in the 21st century, dispelling myths and misconceptions and p...roviding a solid introduction to the Maori way of life.
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            ISBN 9781990003172
            Published NZ 11 Nov 2021
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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