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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

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            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 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
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            Facing the Haka
              

            Facing the Haka (Hardback)

            By Wall, Jamie; Burt, Andy

            • RRP: $59.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 20

            This brilliant selection of photographs and stories describes what it means to stare down the most famous ritual in sport, from the perspective of those who have been there. Facing the Haka examines the significance that the All Blacks' haka has in the wider rugby world, as well ...as the deep respect opponents have for the team. This is about standing in front of the haka, meeting the All Blacks on those key occasions, and reliving the stories of the games that followed. Facing the Haka covers many crucial moments in rugby history with great storytelling, fresh insights and all the information a fan could ask for.
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            ISBN 9781988547596
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Upriver: From the Sea to the Southern Alps
              

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

            By Heinz, Colin

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              17 Aug 20

            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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            The Wild Silence
             

            The Wild Silence (Hardback)

            By Winn, Raynor

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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 20

            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
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            Taking the Punches
              

            Taking the Punches (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Edwards, Mike

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            • Pub Date
              5 Aug 20

            A story of the cut-throat world of promoting in New Zealand boxing, from the 1960s to the modern era, as told by legendary trainer and promoter Mike Edwards. 'Who would want to be a boxing promoter? It's like being on a treadmill you can't get off, as you forever chase the elusiv...e pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.' Taking the Punches is legendary trainer and promoter Mike Edwards' story, from an Otahuhu gym in the 1960s through to the height of modern era. It's a world of showmen, superstars, larger-than-life characters, brawlers, shysters, fraudsters and out-and-out criminals. Anyone who is anyone in the story of New Zealand boxing has worked with (or against) Mike, including Tuna Scanlan, Kevin Barry, Lance Revill, David Tua, Monty Betham Snr, Paul Murdoch and Joseph Parker, to name but a few. Taking the Punches is an incredible chronicle of some 60 years in boxing. '...life is always made easier by having a good man in your corner, and there are none better than Mike.' - Monty Betham Jnr
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            ISBN 9781775541547
            Published NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Mamba Mentality: How I Play

            The Mamba Mentality: How I Play (Hardback)

            By Bryant, Kobe; Introduction by Jackson, Phil; Foreword by Gasol, Pau; By (photographer) Bernstein, Andrew D.

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            The first book from the basketball superstar Kobe Bryant-a lavish, deep dive inside the mind of one of the most revered athletes of all time.

            ISBN 9780374201234
            Released NZ 28 Feb 2020
            Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
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            Rough Habit: An Unlikely Champion
             

            Rough Habit: An Unlikely Champion (Paperback)

            By Linnett, Ken

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            Rough Habit An Unlikely Champion is a tale that captures the essence of horse racing - from dreaming to inspiration, to luck good and bad, to fortunes and reputations made. It's the story not just of an unexpected champion horse, but of those who took him to greatness. Rough Habi...t is one in the long line of New Zealand-bred champions who have crossed the Tasman and become dominant figures in Australian racing - think Rising Fast, Redcraze, Kiwi, Bonecrusher and Sunline. Like so many before him, Rough Habit came from humble beginnings, bred as little more than a hobby, via a free service, to an unfashionable imported sire, Rough Cast, from the unraced mare Certain Habit. The resultant colt's stature suggested that the experiment was doomed to fail. His breeder, Isabell Roddick, said of Rough Habit, the foal: He was...probably not the best looking, but I didn't think he was as hideous as he's been made out to be. He was a very small horse. But looks don't tell you if they're going to win a race. Win races he did, 11 of them at Group 1 level, behind only the mighty Sunline for wins at the highest level. He became a cult hero in Brisbane, winning two Stradbroke Handicaps and a record three Doomben Cups. Telling his story in full for the first time is Ken Linnett, winner of the 2018 Bill Whittaker Award for the best book on horse racing in Australia and New Zealand, for his story on Tulloch, the champion of the 1950s and '60s. Linnett has applied the same forensic attention that made Tulloch such a critical and commercial success, to the story of Rough Habit.
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            ISBN 9781743796597
            Published NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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            The Wellington Street Races: The Definitive History of New Zealand's Iconic Motorsport Events
              

            The Wellington Street Races: The Definitive History of New Zealand's Iconic Motorsport Events (Hardback)

            Other primary creator Richard, McGee

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              10 Oct 20

            The Wellington Street Races ran on one of the most challenging and demanding circuits in the world. Between 1985 and 1996, the races brought some of the world's top teams and drivers to New Zealand. They also played a major role in the development of the Wellington waterfront as ...a public space.
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            ISBN 9781988538334
            Published NZ 10 Oct 2020
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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            The Art of Resilience: Strategies for an Unbreakable Mind and Body

            The Art of Resilience: Strategies for an Unbreakable Mind and Body (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Edgley, Ross

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            Bestselling author and award-winning adventurer Ross Edgley has been studying the art of resilience for years, applying all he has learned to become the first person in history to swim all the way round Great Britain, breaking multiple world records along the way. Now Ross turns ...his attention to mental strength and stoicism.
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            ISBN 9780008356934
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Niki Lauda: The Biography

            Niki Lauda: The Biography (Trade Paperback / Paperback, ANZ Only)

            By Hamilton, Maurice

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            The most comprehensive and detailed biography of Formula One legend Nick Lauda ever published, as told by Maurice Hamilton, who knew him for more than forty years. From the famous rivalry with James Hunt in the 1970s, as depicted in the film Rush, to working with Lewis Hamilton a...t Mercedes, Lauda's career helped define modern F1. In 1975, Lauda became world champion for the first time. Driving for Ferrari, he looked to retain his title in 1976 and was dominating the campaign ahead of James Hunt in his McLaren. Then, on 1 August, he was involved in a horrendous crash at the Nurburgring and was badly burned and in hospital he was given the last rites, so severe were his injuries. Remarkably, six weeks later, he was back racing again, determined to show he could still compete. As they came to the final race of the season in Japan, Lauda held a narrow lead in the championship, but in appalling weather conditions, Lauda withdrew from the race, while Hunt went on to secure the points he needed to become world champion. It was high-speed drama at its best. Lauda came back to win the title again in 1977 and then, having temporarily retired, he won it for a third time in 1984, driving for McLaren. When he finally finished as an F1 driver, he started his own airline, before he returned to the sport in various management roles, latterly as chairman of Mercedes, where he helped in the negotiations to bring Lewis Hamilton to the team. Maurice Hamilton, who first met Lauda in 1971, draws together the remarkable story of one of the greatest stars in Formula One history. Based on interviews with friends and family, rival drivers and those he worked with later in his career, Niki Lauda is a superb and definitive tribute to a remarkable character, who died in May 2019 at the age of seventy.
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            ISBN 9781471192913
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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