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            Nga Aro-Takaro: 100 Maori Games Artefacts
              

            Nga Aro-Takaro: 100 Maori Games Artefacts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brown, Harko; Brown, Yves

            • RRP: $19.99
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            Aro-takaro are the 'face' of traditional Maori games. They are the iconic implements associated with indigenous games practices, rituals and protocols. A testament to their prolific ancient uses are the numerous games artefacts, vividly etched in millennia-old cave paintings, all... over Aotearoa/NZ. Aro-takaro were spiritually conceived from the environment by villagers and perfected as social and educational tools by tohunga, the intellectual giants of the day, known as Hohou-Rongo - revered games artisans and peace-makers. The Hohou-Rongo utilised aro-takaro as mechanisms for peace, enjoyment, social bonding and in education to make their tribespeople resilient and adaptive. Each of the 100 aro-takaro within this volume is illustrated, has a description of the materials it is made from and activities that it is synonymous with. The reader will immediately be able to visit their sacred forests, and with due reverence, identify resources with which to make aro-takaro. These artefacts are as diverse as parahirahi (games sandals) & pikipotae (peace headdresses), equipment for hakura & matamatarongo protocols ( peace dances) and ki (balls), pona (knots) and perepere (games pieces). Here then is a cultural resource which can link educationalists with some of the aro-takaro technologies, conservation practices and beliefs of our forebears.
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            ISBN 9780473468798
            Published NZ 21 Sep 2019
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Longest Day: Standing Up to Depression and Tackling the Coast to Coast
              

            The Longest Day: Standing Up to Depression and Tackling the Coast to Coast (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Calman, Matt

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              18 Feb 20

            Matt Calman's most consistent tool for dealing with problems throughout his life was alcohol. But it got to the stage where he was no longer willing to put up with the dark side of his drinking. So he quit. But the problems that had been simmering away for most of his life merely... came to a head. It led to a major depressive phase with panic attacks and thoughts of suicide. After reaching rock-bottom, Matt began the slow climb to rebuild himself with a much stronger foundation. Finally he was ready to find something, or for something to find him. It could have been anything. It just happened to be the Coast to Coast Multisport World Championships, the toughest endurance race in New Zealand. The Longest Day outlines Matt's path back from the depths of depression, his struggles to learn to run, cycle and kayak at an elite level, and the culmination of all that training: his Coast to Coast race. The book explores the parallels between the inner landscape (his journey to wellbeing) and the outer landscape (the world around him and tackling the Coast to Coast). Through his training he learns about process rather than outcome, and how true success and enjoyment is embedded in the journey (not the destination). Matt is a brave, honest writer with a talent for articulating what is going on inside his head.
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            ISBN 9781988547305
            Published NZ 18 Feb 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Great Unknown The: Mountain Journeys in the Southern Alps
             

            Great Unknown The: Mountain Journeys in the Southern Alps (Hardback)

            By Spearpoint, Geoff

            • RRP: $59.99
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            A beautifully illustrated chronicle of five decades of tramping and adventuring in New Zealand's Southern Alps.

            ISBN 9781988550022
            Published NZ 4 Oct 2019
            Publisher Potton & Burton
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Heroics and Heartbreak: Twelve Months with the All Blacks
             

            Heroics and Heartbreak: Twelve Months with the All Blacks (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wall, Jamie

            • RRP: $36.99
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            The 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign is shaping up to be the most intriguing World Cup campaign ever for the All Blacks, because they're going for their third title in a row. It will cap a decade of dominance for the team, who broke their 24-year drought in 2011 and then breezed thr...ough to win the 2015 edition. This year will be a much tougher challenge, though. The signs are there that most of the other test playing nations have gained some serious ground on the All Blacks in the last couple of seasons. This was seen in the results against England and Ireland late last year. Road to Glory? focuses on the lead up and World Cup campaign itself, which very much started in October 2018. The All Blacks went to Japan for a couple of tests and then on to Europe for three more, which was seen as a dry run for what would happen in a year's time. The tour itself was a hard slog, with the team clearly feeling the effects of a long season. Notably, coach Steve Hansen and captain Kieran Read came under considerable scrutiny throughout. Jamie Wall covers the year leading up to the cup, including Super Rugby and the Six Nations, the test season in New Zealand (and the games that will be played in Buenos Aires and Perth), then the final preparations that lead up to the squad being named. Then, a blow-by-blow account of the All Blacks' games, trainings, press conferences and dramas throughout the World Cup as Jamie follows the team through the campaign in Japan. All of which will lead to either a Triumphant final victory on 2 November. . .or a crushing defeat that will signal a new era in world rugby.
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            ISBN 9781988547329
            Published NZ 3 Dec 2019
            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: $41.50
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            • Pub Date
              4 Apr 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 Apr 2020
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Those Were The Days: Memories of Venison Recovery
             

            Those Were The Days: Memories of Venison Recovery (Paperback)

            By Conroy, Brian

            • RRP: $50.00
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            Join me, veteran of the early venison recovery days, as I take you on many a journey - some hilarious, some tragic, but above all, stories of adrenalin-filled adventures. In my opinion, these were the good old days. It was the era before cellphones, PLBs, GPSs, etc, just good ol'... common sense.
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            ISBN 9780473506728
            Published NZ 28 Nov 2019
            Publisher The Copy Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Things I Learned From Falling: The must-read true story of 2020
             

            Things I Learned From Falling: The must-read true story of 2020 (Hardback)

            By Nelson, Claire

            • RRP: $60.00
            • $46.80
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            • Pub Date
              10 Mar 20

            An inspirational and gripping first-person account of determination, adversity and survival against the odds.

            ISBN 9781783253500
            Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Riding With Giants

            Riding With Giants (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Holmes a Court, Peter

            • RRP: $40.00
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            In 2011, international businessman Peter Holmes Court left the executive world and found himself living deep in rural France with only his seven-year-old twin girls for company. Peter was struggling as a single father in a foreign country - unsettled by the sudden move away from ...a traditional job, and completely baffled by the society around him. His only plan- to ride L'Etape du Tour, the challenging amateur leg of the Tour de France. In an effort to find some new friends in the community - and a bike for the race - he discovered the region's small bicycle factory. He was soon spending his days there- photographing his custom bike being built, meeting the locals, and learning about the rich traditions of artisan craftsmanship. Trying to enjoy the simple things and become a better father, Peter slowed down, and started to reflect seriously on history, industry and the structure of our modern economy. He and his daughters finally began to put down roots and understand the beauty and calm of a small-scale existence - and a very different approach to excellence and the well-lived life. This is one man's compelling, informative and funny story about the wisdom of children, the nature of work today, and the science of bicycles.
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            ISBN 9780670077946
            Published NZ 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Peaks in My Life
             

            The Peaks in My Life (Paperback)

            By Bates, Roger

            • RRP: $40.00
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            Here is a story about a short and quiet man. And yet it is not a short and quiet story. Roger's escapades have reached lofty heights and his achievements are inspirational. From being an underachiever at school, he excelled at civil engineering and in later years ran his own tour... guiding business.
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            ISBN 9780473497965
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2019
            Publisher The Copy Press
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            2020 Rugby Almanack
              

            2020 Rugby Almanack (Paperback)

            By Akers, Clive

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $49.50
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            • Pub Date
              13 Feb 20

            The Rugby Almanack is the world's longest running rugby book of record. Now in its 84th edition, the 2020 Rugby Almanack records another huge year, including the Rugby World Cup, the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship and the Bledisloe Cup, plus Women's Rugby, Super Rugby, Mitr...e 10 Cup and Mitre 10 Championship and a full summary of sevens rugby.
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            ISBN 9781988516820
            Published NZ 13 Feb 2020
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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