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            Circus of Wonders

            Circus of Wonders (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Macneal, Elizabeth

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            The spellbinding new novel from Elizabeth Macneal, author of the Sunday Times bestselling The Doll Factory.

            ISBN 9781529002515
            Released NZ 13 May 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Secret Explorers and the Missing Scientist

            The Secret Explorers and the Missing Scientist (Paperback)

            By King, Sj

            • RRP: $12.99
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            Learn all about polar expeditions and the Arctic in the incredible seventh adventure with The Secret Explorers. This group of brilliant kids come together from all four corners of the globe to fix problems, solve mysteries and gather knowledge all over the planet - and beyond. Wh...enever their help is needed, a special sign will appear on a door. They step through to the Exploration Station, and receive their mission... In this instalment, Kiki the engineering expert, and Connor the marine biologist are sent on a mission to the Arctic. There they discover a research vessel studying the effects of climate change that has become trapped in the sea ice. Not only that, but one of the ship's scientists who went to find help at a nearby research station hasn't returned. It's up to the Secret Explorers to find the scientist, free the ship, and save the day!
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            ISBN 9780241442296
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            We will not cease
             

            We will not cease (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Baxter, Archibald

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            We Will Not Cease is the unflinching account of New Zealander Archibald Baxter's brutal treatment as a conscientious objector during World War I.

            ISBN 9781988592992
            Published NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Otago University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            After the Tampa
              

            After the Tampa (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Nazari, Abbas

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            • Pub Date
              17 Aug 21

            The heart-rending story of a seven-year-old 'Tampa' refugee who grew up to become a Fulbright scholar, highlighting the plight and potential of refugees everywhere.

            ISBN 9781988547640
            Published NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Invisible: New Zealand's history of excluding Kiwi-Indians
              

            Invisible: New Zealand's history of excluding Kiwi-Indians (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Leckie, Jacqueline

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              12 Aug 21

            The Christchurch massacre of 2019 raised questions about what it means to belong to an ethnic and/ or religious minority in a country that, despite the mythology of benign race relations, has experienced a long history of underlying prejudice and racism. Despite being the secon...d largest ethnic group within the 'Asian' population of Aotearoa New Zealand, little has been written about the experiences of Indian migrants, either historically or today. Most writing has focused on celebration and integration, but Invisible speaks of survival and the real impacts racism has on the lives of Indian New Zealanders. It uncovers a story of exclusion that has rendered Kiwi-Indians invisible in the historical narratives of the nation.
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            ISBN 9780995140721
            Published NZ 12 Aug 2021
            Publisher Massey University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Mauri Ora
             

            Mauri Ora (Hardback)

            By Alsop, Peter; Kupenga, Te Raumawhitu

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            Pearls of wisdom contained in proverbs - whakatauk I - have been gifted from generation to generation as an intrinsic part of the Maori world. As powerful metaphors, they combine analogy and cultural history in the most economical of words. Short and insightful, they surprise, en...gendering reflection, learning and personal growth. Mauri Ora links whakatauk I to key personal virtues idealised across cultures and generations. The virtues - wisdom, courage, compassion, integrity, self-mastery and belief - stem from the science of positive psychology; the study of how to live a better life. Illustrated throughout with wonderful photographs from an old world, this book draws on traditional wisdom to provide a recipe for personal effectiveness and leadership, and a rewarding connection of Maori knowledge to contemporary thinking about personal happiness and fulfilment.
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            ISBN 9780947503147
            Published NZ 24 Oct 2016
            Publisher Potton & Burton
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Maori in Aotearoa New Zealand: Understanding the Culture, Protocols and Customs
             

            Maori in Aotearoa New Zealand: Understanding the Culture, Protocols and Customs (Paperback)

            By Mikaere, Buddy

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            Starting with the beaching of his Mataatua Bay of Plenty ancestral canoe, Buddy Mikaere provides a highly readable historical overview of Maori in New Zealand and goes on to examine the impact of a changing urban world on the traditional way of life. He describes the renaissance ...of Maori culture and the revival of language and traditions that were nearly lost to the past. The importance of marae and community, with tribal structure still evident in the settlement of Maori Treaty of Waitangi claims, the vitality of kapa haka and waka ama for Maori youth, the art of ta moko tattooing - all of these modern manifestations of culture are discussed and reviewed. Customs observed in formal situations, where people meet and greet one another, and at the marae where they come together to communicate and share hospitality, is described in detail, as is the tradition of burial. Photographs drawn from various sources, both historical and current, give a vivid impression of Maori traditions.
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            ISBN 9781869663988
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2013
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Queer Existence: The lives of young gay men in Aotearoa New Zealand
                

            A Queer Existence: The lives of young gay men in Aotearoa New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Beehre, Mark

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              9 Sep 21

            A Queer Existence is a major documentary project that uses photographic portraiture and oral history to record the life experiences of a group of 27 gay men born since the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Act 1986. In New Zealand, discrimination in work was outlawed in 1993,... same-sex relationships were granted legal recognition in 2005, and marriage equality followed in 2013. As a result these men have life experiences very different to earlier generations of gay New Zealand men. Even so, gay men growing up today may continue to feel stigmatised, and for many coming out is still a major hurdle. Candid, powerful and affecting, the first-person narratives of A Queer Existence form a valuable and unique insight into how gay men continue to have to step out of the mainstream and face their own challenges as they forge their queer identities.
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            ISBN 9780995146570
            Published NZ 9 Sep 2021
            Publisher Massey University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Have You Seen Luis Velez?
             

            Have You Seen Luis Velez? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hyde, Catherine Ryan

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            From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde comes a moving novel about two strangers who find that kindness is a powerful antidote to fear. Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn't belong. Not with his mother's new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father and his ...father's wife. Not at school, where he's an outcast. After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real connections: to the feral cat he's tamed and to a blind ninety-two-year-old woman in his building who's introduced herself with a curious question: Have you seen Luis Velez? Mildred Gutermann, a German Jew who narrowly escaped the Holocaust, has been alone since her caretaker disappeared. She turns to Raymond for help, and as he tries to track Luis down, a deep and unexpected friendship blossoms between the two. Despondent at the loss of Luis, Mildred isolates herself further from a neighborhood devolving into bigotry and fear. Determined not to let her give up, Raymond helps her see that for every terrible act the world delivers, there is a mirror image of deep kindness, and Mildred helps Raymond see that there's hope if you have someone to hold on to.
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            ISBN 9781542042369
            Released NZ 21 May 2019
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific
             

            Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific (Hardback)

            By Thomas, Nicholas

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            The story of the settlement of the Pacific Ocean.

            ISBN 9781838930486
            Released NZ 14 Apr 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Landmark Library
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