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            Tangata o le Moana: New Zealand and the People of the Pacific
              

            Tangata o le Moana: New Zealand and the People of the Pacific (Paperback)

            By Mallon, Sean; Edited by Mahina-Tuai, Kolokesa; Salesa, Damon Ieremia

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            This illustrated history tells the amazing story of Pacific people and their relationships with, and contributions to, New Zealand society. In a great feat of exploration and migration, Pacific Islanders became the first people to step foot on these shores some 800 years ago. Tod...ay, New Zealand is home to the largest population of Pacific Islanders anywhere in the world, and New Zealand has a long history with the other islands of the Pacific, their people and their cultures. Yet how many New Zealanders consider themselves Pacific Islanders, despite this shared geography and past? How many know the amazing history of New Zealands Pacific people? Tangata o le Moana is the first book to present that history. It tells the stories of Pacific people past and present, in all areas of life on the street, on the sports field, in the recording studio, on the political stage, and beyond. There are highs, and there are lows from the dawn raids of the 1970s to Tana Umaga becoming first Samoan captain of the All Blacks. And alongside tales of legendary figures like Kupe and historical figures like the navigator priest Tupaia, there are previously untold stories, too like the first-person accounts of Pacific people who visited and settled here in the 1800s, at a time when New Zealands leaders dreamed of creating their own empire in the Pacific, or the Pacific Islands soldiers who fought and died for New Zealand in the two world wars. Across fifteen chapters written by leading historians and writers, every aspect of New Zealands relationship with Pacific people is covered from migration to tourism, economics to politics, sport to the arts. Drawing on diverse sources and handsomely illustrated with specially commissioned maps, historical and contemporary photos, archival documents and images of evocative museum objects, Tangata o le Moana presents a very colourful, deeply human record of the story of New Zealand as a Pacific place
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            ISBN 9781877385728
            Published NZ 20 Apr 2012
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            In Plain Sight: An investigation into UFOs and impossible science
             

            In Plain Sight: An investigation into UFOs and impossible science (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Coulthart, Ross

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            An award-winning journalist investigates a story largely ignored by mainstream media but is right there, in front of our eyes Investigative journalist Ross Coulthart has been intrigued by UFOs since mysterious glowing lights were reported near New Zealand's Kaikoura mountain rang...es when he was a teenager. The 1978 Kaikoura sighting is just one of thousands described around the world since the 1940s, and yet research into UFOs has traditionally been seen as the realm of crackpots and conspiracy theorists. Then, in 2020, after decades of denial, the US Department of Defence made the astonishing admission that strange aerial and underwater objects frequently reported and videoed by pilots and tracked by sensors are real, unexplained and pose a genuine national security concern. Coulthart felt compelled to investigate, embarking on what has become the most confronting and challenging story of his career. Now the five-time Walkley Award winner presents his findings. Coulthart has spoken to witnesses, researchers, scientists, spies and defence and intelligence officials and insiders. Many are convinced we are not alone, while some have been investigating and utilising what appear to be extraordinary potential new technologies, including radical propulsion systems, leaving Coulthart convinced that the world is on the cusp of extraordinary technological breakthroughs and cultural revelations. Bizarre, sometimes mind blowing and always utterly fascinating, In Plain Sight uncovers a story that has largely escaped the radar of mainstream media coverage. And yet, as Coulthart argues, it's a story that's been there all along. Now it's time to see what's right in front of our eyes.
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            ISBN 9781460759066
            Published NZ 1 Aug 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown that Shaped the Modern World

            Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown that Shaped the Modern World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Milton, Giles

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            An exhilarating account of the international struggle for power in the aftermath of WWII.

            ISBN 9781529393163
            Released NZ 27 May 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Div
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            Operation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled to Malta 1942

            Operation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled to Malta 1942 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hastings, Max

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            An epic, intimate new account of one of the greatest naval dramas of World War II, from number one bestselling historian Max Hastings.

            ISBN 9780008364953
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            YouTubers: How YouTube Shook Up TV and Created a New Generation of Stars
              

            YouTubers: How YouTube Shook Up TV and Created a New Generation of Stars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stokel-Walker, Chris

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            Wired journalist Chris Stokel-Walker cuts through the hype to reveal the behind-the-camera truth about YouTube and its biggest and most flamboyant stars.

            ISBN 9781912454228
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2021
            Publisher Canbury Press
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters
             

            Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters (Hardback)

            By Koonin, Steven E.

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            From Steven Koonin, a leader in US science policy and former science advisor for the Obama administration, Unsettled is an up-close, apolitical exploration of the many misconceptions and shortcomings in the mainstream presentation of climate science--which is far less black-and-w...hite than many people realize.
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            ISBN 9781950665792
            Released NZ 12 Jul 2021
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Tunnel 29: Love, Espionage and Betrayal: the True Story of an Extraordinary Escape Beneath the Berlin Wall
             

            Tunnel 29: Love, Espionage and Betrayal: the True Story of an Extraordinary Escape Beneath the Berlin Wall (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Read by Merriman, Helena

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              10 Aug 21

            The true story of the most remarkable escape tunnel under the Berlin Wall.

            ISBN 9781529333961
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Queen
             

            The Queen (Hardback)

            By Dennison, Matthew

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            • Pub Date
              8 Sep 21

            A biography of Elizabeth II, as well as a social history of post-war British history.

            ISBN 9781788545914
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            War Child: Survival. Betrayal. Secrets

            War Child: Survival. Betrayal. Secrets (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Janic, Annette; McCullagh, Catherine

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            Leni is an illegitimate child born in pre-World War II Germany in a small town steeped in superstition. Spurned by her Catholic grandfather and living in poverty, Leni joins the Hitler Youth before leaving school at fourteen to support her mother and younger brothers. With no-one... to protect her, a sadistic employer forces her to submit to secret systematic rape or face having her mother interned. Leni quickly learns to stay silent and keep her secret. As the war grinds to an agonising climax, Leni's family flees the advance of the Red Army. Surviving on her wits, she is transformed from a meek, cowed girl to protector of her family. In the post-war chaos she falls pregnant to her boyfriend and the little family finally escapes the devastated continent with migration to Australia under the International Refugee Organisation program. Now isolated in an alien land, they endure the hardships of the Bonegilla Migrant Hostel and face the enormous task of beginning a new life. But Leni's secrets remain and a stunning deathbed revelation sends her daughter, Annette, on a complex search that crosses three continents in a bid to unravel the web of intrigue that protects her mother's ultimate secret. War Child reveals one woman's enormous courage and desperation to protect those she loved most ... right until the final, extraordinary moment of her life.
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            ISBN 9781922488077
            Published NZ 5 May 2021
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Forgotten
             

            The Forgotten (Hardback)

            By Chamberlain, Mary

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            • Pub Date
              2 Nov 21

            How do you rebuild a life from the ashes of despair?

            ISBN 9781786079077
            Released NZ 2 Nov 2021
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
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