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By McKinley, M. H.
In a small clearing of land nestled within the Wairau valley two peoples met; the recently established settlers of Nelson, and the governing tribe of that region - the renowned Ngati-Toa.
When they marched, both sides were prepared for confrontation...yet they weren't expecti...ng that their actions would drastically alter the future of the nation. Shaking both native Maori and settler populations alike, what occurred at Wairau made it clear throughout the Empire that not all was well within Britain's infant colony.Read more
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By Ritchie, L. J.
"Like Nobody's Watching is a young adult novel that follows Oscar and his friends at their Wellington high school when they hack into the school's new surveillance system to get evidence to stop bullies from harassing his friend's little brother. But the power this brings them go...es to their heads and they unknowingly go from being the hero to bullies themselves when they release footage that they shouldn't have. Discusses the highly-debated topic of surveillance and its effect on conformity in a real-life context"--Publisher information.Read more
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