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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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              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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            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
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            Pride and Passion: My Autobiography
             

            Pride and Passion: My Autobiography (Hardback)

            By Gatland, Warren

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            The definitive autobiography of the legendary rugby coach who has led Wales for well over a decade, and master-minded two hugely successful southern hemisphere tours at the helm of the British and Irish Lions.

            ISBN 9781472252456
            Released NZ 26 Nov 2019
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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            On Fire: My Story of England's Summer to Remember
             

            On Fire: My Story of England's Summer to Remember (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Stokes, Ben

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            Ben Stokes tells the story of England's electrifying first ever Cricket World Cup triumph, as well as this summer's momentous Ashes Test series, in the ultimate insider's account of the most nerve-shredding but riveting three-and-a-half months in English cricket history.

            ISBN 9781472271990
            Released NZ 26 Nov 2019
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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            Des Townson: A Sailing Legacy
             

            Des Townson: A Sailing Legacy (Hardback)

            By Peet, Brian

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            Des Townson: A Sailing Legacy , chronicles the remarkable life and design work of a Kiwi legend. His remarkable story is told by family friend, fellow yachtie and author Brian Peet, through Townson's own recollections and those of his family, close friends and associates.

            ISBN 9780473481070
            Published NZ 17 Sep 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            Riding With Giants

            Riding With Giants (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Holmes a Court, Peter

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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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            Running with Sherman: The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion

            Running with Sherman: The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By McDougall, Christopher

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            Christopher McDougall's new running partner, Sherman, is ill-tempered, obstinate, and often so uncooperative that Christopher leads him with a rope. Sherman is also a donkey. After rescuing Sherman from a neglectful owner and almost certain death, Christopher McDougall plunges in...to the world of Burro Racing -- running a marathon accompanied by a Donkey. His aim is to rehabilitate Sherman, to give him purpose, and to participate in the World Championship Pack Burro Race in Fairplay, Colorado, where Burro Racing was invented. But along the way, as McDougall learns how to care for his new companion and meets the men and women who have fallen in love with Burro Racing, he discovers how working with animals can teach profound lessons about what it means to be human.
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            ISBN 9781788162272
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            My Life and Rugby: The Autobiography
             

            My Life and Rugby: The Autobiography (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jones, Eddie

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            The autobiography of Eddie Jones, the England Rugby head coach and one of the most respected coaches in sport.

            ISBN 9781509850723
            Released NZ 26 Nov 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Science of Running: Analyse your Technique, Prevent Injury, Revolutionize your Training

            Science of Running: Analyse your Technique, Prevent Injury, Revolutionize your Training (Paperback)

            By Napier, Chris

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            Science of Running goes further than any other running book to interrogate the muscle groups and bodily systems involved in being an effective runner, and shows how to apply insights gained to train for optimal performance. The book examines the running motion of the body and exp...lains how to analyse your own running style and re-train your gait to prevent injury and increase efficiency. Clear and detailed CGI artworks demonstrate 30 key exercises targeting strength, flexibility, and recovery - each exercise annotated to reveal the muscle mechanics so you know you're getting it right. The book also explains the science behind your body's energy systems, including muscle metabolism, hydration, and nutrition, and shows how you can train to maximise energy conversion. A series of integrated exercise and training programmes - from complete beginners, through 5k, 10k, half marathon and full marathon - bring everything together to help you plan a running regime that's right for you.
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            ISBN 9780241394519
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            Slow Jogging: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Have Fun with Science-Based, Natural Running

            Slow Jogging: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Have Fun with Science-Based, Natural Running (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tanaka, Hiroaki; Jackowska, Magdalena

            • RRP: $43.99
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            Running is America's most popular participatory sport, yet more than half of those who identify as runners get injured every year. Falling prey to injuries from overtraining, faulty form, poor eating, and improper footwear, many runners eventually, and reluctantly, abandon the sp...ort for a less strenuous pastime. But for the first time in the United
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            ISBN 9781510753624
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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