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            Facing the Haka
             

            Facing the Haka (Hardback)

            By Burt, Andy; Wall, Jamie

            • RRP: $59.99
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            The story of the All Blacks from the other side of halfway. Big names from all their fiercest rivals talk about meeting the world's most successful rugby team in some of the greatest tests of all time.

            ISBN 9781988547596
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            New Zealand Rugby Companion: All You Need to Know About the Greatest Rugby Team in the World
              

            New Zealand Rugby Companion: All You Need to Know About the Greatest Rugby Team in the World (Paperback)

            By Lorimer, Kate

            • RRP: $34.99
            • $31.49
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            • Pub Date
              4 Nov 20

            The New Zealand All Blacks are one of the most recognisable and formidable teams on the world sporting stage. They are the record setters, the keepers of tradition, and the icons of the game of Rugby Union. They have been the benchmark for skill and execution ever since the oval ...shaped ball first arrived on New Zealand's shores, and are a team the rest of the world aspire to beat. They also hold the most victories of any Test nation, and the best win percentage overall, and can proudly stand shoulder to shoulder alongside some of the greatest sporting teams in the world of any code.Much has been written about the All Blacks and their legacy, but in this one book you get the full picture the Tests, the players, the results and the history - recollecting those memorable moments and marvelling at the exploits of some of world-famous All Blacks. From the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987, when it was still an amateur game, through to their record-breaking exploits in 2016 at the height of professionalism, the All Blacks have enjoyed one of the highest levels of sporting success in the world. But the modern era is not the whole story.The New Zealand Rugby Companion fills in the essential gaps, provides the historic context and completes the total picture for all rugby lovers. Up to including the 2019.
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            ISBN 9781760790707
            Published NZ 4 Nov 2020
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
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            Upriver: From the Sea to the Southern Alps
             

            Upriver: From the Sea to the Southern Alps (Paperback)

            By Heinz, Colin

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $39.99
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            An absorbing blend of trip descriptions laced with background notes about the meaning and significance of places that were encountered, it tells the story of the author's journeys to the principal sources of each of the 24 rivers that flow down to the sea from the Main Divide of ...the Southern Alps.
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            ISBN 9780995132931
            Published NZ 17 Aug 2020
            Publisher Quentin Wilson Publishing
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            Upstream on the Mataura: A Fly Fisher's Journey to Source
             

            Upstream on the Mataura: A Fly Fisher's Journey to Source (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rillstone, Dougal

            • RRP: $39.99
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            In Upstream on the Mataura, Dougal has captured the essence of his lifelong connection with the Mataura River. The book is as much a meditation on landscape and moving water as it is about angling. It is also about the communities the river runs through, the friendships sustained... by fly-fishing, and a love of the river and its tributaries.
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            ISBN 9780473513078
            Published NZ 31 Jul 2020
            Publisher Mary Egan Publishing
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            The Wild Silence: The Sunday Times Bestseller from the author of The Salt Path

            The Wild Silence: The Sunday Times Bestseller from the author of The Salt Path (Hardback)

            By Winn, Raynor

            • RRP: $40.00
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            Following the hugely successful Sunday Times Bestseller, Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize nominee and Costa shortlisted, The Salt Path, Raynor Winn returns with her second brilliant book. This time the narrative explores the difficulties surrounding the return to mainstream life... after a period of homelessness. Recovering self-esteem and trust, in herself and in others, is harder than she expected. Raynor and her husband Moth continue to face his debilitating illness, until an incredible gesture by someone who read The Salt Path changes everything. This book is about readjusting to life after homelessness, but also about recovering trust and self-belief after a traumatic event - feelings that can translate to many episodes in the life of any of us.
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            ISBN 9780241401460
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Kiwi Runners' Family Tree: Volume One: 1800s To 1999
               

            The Kiwi Runners' Family Tree: Volume One: 1800s To 1999 (Paperback)

            By Sobanja, Dreydon; Designed by Dewhurst, Murray

            • RRP: $29.99
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            New Zealand has a proud athletic history dating back to the 1800s. Never before has there been a book that includes so many New Zealand runners, and in such rich detail. The Kiwi Runners' Family Tree tells the stories of over 100 running related athletes and coaches, focusing on ...the interconnections between the generations as well as the important relationships within those generations. This family tree has wellgrounded roots, a strong trunk and a vast amount of experience, knowledge and inspiration coursing through its branches. The book expertly tells the many interconnected stories of New Zealand's runners, from sprinters through to ultramarathoners, as well as hurdlers, steeplechasers, race walkers and Para athletes. Each chapter incapsulates athletes' achievements, inspirations, coaches and compatriots. The athletes' stories, some never been told before, are complemented by many fascinating photos. The Kiwi Runners' Family Tree features more than 20 personal interviews with athletes, administrators and coaches, to ensure historical and statistical accuracy.
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            ISBN 9780473523671
            Published NZ 29 Aug 2020
            Publisher Inspired Kids Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Beaudy - Skills, Drills and the Path to the Top
              

            Beaudy - Skills, Drills and the Path to the Top (Hardback)

            By Swannell, Rikki

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              11 Nov 20

            From his upbringing with seven siblings in rural New Zealand, experiences in Ireland as a child, to his rise through the rugby ranks with Taranaki and the Hurricanes, Beauden Barrett will give an insight into what has made him the player he's become, the setbacks he had along the... way and the choices he had to make. One big decision as an 18-year old changed the course of his career and, instead of being lost to New Zealand rugby entirely, set Beauden on the path towards becoming an All Black. Now widely seen as one of the best players in the game, he could have been an AFL star in Australia if it weren't for one phone call. He may have gone from high school to the All Blacks in the space of three years, but the path was far from smooth. Packed with tips and skills, along with drills for different ages and abilities to help young players progress their game, Beauden will also offer advice on how to become a better player off the field, how he learned to adapt to life as a professional sportsman at such a young age and who helped him along the way. Beaudy - Skills, Drills and the Path to the Top is an aspirational read for fans young and old. About the Author: Rikki Swannell has been a sports broadcaster for more than 15 years, and now works in a freelance capacity as a commentator and reporter. She can largely be heard on Sky Sport, where she is a regular commentator on netball, rugby and tennis, and on the World 7s series, working for World Rugby. She started her career as a journalist at Radio Sport and Newstalk ZB and has covered everything from snooker and darts, to cricket and rowing, Olympic and Commonwealth Games and various World Cups. Since going it alone in 2016, Rikki has diversified to become an accomplished event MC, long form print and online writer, media advisor and trainer.
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            ISBN 9781990003059
            Published NZ 11 Nov 2020
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
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            Surf Dreams: New Zealand Surf Culture
              

            Surf Dreams: New Zealand Surf Culture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Morrison, Derek

            • RRP: $50.00
            • $37.50
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            From Ahipara in the north to Riverton in the south - Derek Morrison has surfed and photographed the best spots up and down the country. In this spectacularly illustrated book, he presents 15 major surfing communities and those who live there and who live to surf (Ahipara, Tutukak...a, Piha, Whangamata, Mt Maunganui, Raglan, Taranaki, Gisborne, Lyall Bay, Kaikoura, Westport, Greymouth, Sumner, Dunedin, Riverton). The characters, the competitions, the breaks, the communities, the dream lifestyles. A foreword by legendary surfer and surfboard designer and maker Roger Hall looks at surfing culture and its importance to Kiwis.
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            ISBN 9780143774730
            Published NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Where's The Striker?
              

            Where's The Striker? (Hardback)

            By Publishing UK, Egmont

            • RRP: $32.50
            • $25.02
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            • Pub Date
              29 Oct 20

            Follow the star-studded All-Stars on a footballing tour of the world! Where's the Striker is the perfect gift for football fans of all ages. Find Lionel Messi and Harry Kane in jam-packed crowds of players and fans. This title explores the diverse & inclusive world of football ac...ross the globe.
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            ISBN 9781405297011
            Released NZ 29 Oct 2020
            Publisher Egmont UK Ltd
            Interest Age 5-8 years
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            With the Wind Behind Us
              

            With the Wind Behind Us (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Elliott, Matt

            • RRP: $36.99
            • $27.74
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            • Pub Date
              5 Nov 20

            From red socks to kauri yachts, these are the stories that made us a sailing nation Stretching back to the Pacific navigators and the great migrations from Polynesia to the humble 'P' class dinghy and the world-beating success of Team New Zealand: With the Wind Behind Us is a cel...ebration of the stories that gave us our legendary sailing reputation.
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            ISBN 9781775541608
            Published NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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