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            Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga: A not-so-perfect tree change

            Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga: A not-so-perfect tree change (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Alexander, Todd

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            `This joyously honest account will make you laugh till it hurts, and you'll shed more than a few tears while being captivated by Todd, Jeff and their menagerie of loveable animals' Bradley Trevor Greive AM, international bestselling author of The Blue Day Book and Penguin Bloom O...nce I was the poster boy for corporate success, but now I'm crashing through the bush in a storm in search of a missing pig. How the hell did we end up here? Todd and Jeff have had enough of the city. Sick of the daily grind and workaday corporate shenanigans, they throw caution to the wind and buy 100 acres in the renowned Hunter Valley wine region, intent on a golden bucolic life and building a fabulous B&B, where they can offer the joys of country life to heart-weary souls. Todd will cook, Jeff will renovate. They have a vineyard, they can make wine. They have space, they can grow their own food. They have everything they need to make their dreams come true. How hard can it be? Well, for starters, country air turns their alley cat Leroy into a psychopath. And who knew water was so expensive? How the hell do you get a dead kangaroo out of a dam? And why on earth do uncastrated pigs love to wrestle? Why do pigs think they're human, full stop? From the trials and tribulations of learning to run a vineyard from scratch, to the unexpected joy of adopting homeless goats and toilet training the most charming pig in the world, Helga Hagatha Van Hoggett, this is no perfect tree-change. Despite near-broken bones, broken hearts and empty wallets, Todd and Jeff's incredible adventure delivers a family they never imagined and a life they never thought they'd love so much.
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            ISBN 9781925791334
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            The Still-Burning Bush: updated edition
             

            The Still-Burning Bush: updated edition (EPUB ebook)

            By Pyne, Stephen

            Long a fire continent, Australia now finds itself at the leading edge of a fire epoch. Australia is one of the world's fire powers. It not only has regular bushfires, but in no other country has fire made such an impact on the national culture. Over the past two decades, bushfir...es have reasserted themselves as an environmental, social, and political presence. And now they dominate the national conversation. The Still-Burning Bush traces the ecological and social significance of the use of fire to shape the environment through Australian history, beginning with Aboriginal usage, and the subsequent passing of the firestick to rural colonists and then to foresters, to ecologists, and back to Indigenes. Each transfer kindled public debate not only over suitable fire practices but also about how Australians should live on the land. The 2009 Black Saturday bushfires and the 2019-2020 season have heightened the sense of urgency behind this discussion. In its original 2006 edition, The Still-Burning Bush concluded with the aftershocks of the 2003 bushfires. A new preface and epilogue updates the narrative, including the global changes that are affecting Australia. Especially pertinent is the concept of a Pyrocene - the idea that humanity's cumulative fire practices are fashioning the fire equivalent of an ice age.
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            ISBN 9781925938494
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            Released NZ 7 Feb 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            The Ghost Horse
              

            The Ghost Horse (EPUB ebook)

            By Layden, Joe

            The Ghost Horse is the true story of a one-eyed club-footed racehorse and trainer., Tim Snyder, who scraped together every penny he had to purchase the unwanted filly.

            ISBN 9781743512227
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            Released NZ 21 May 2013
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            The Road To Castle Hill
                

            The Road To Castle Hill (EPUB ebook – Main)

            By Fernyhough, Christine; Callan, Louise

            A new life running a high country sheep station in New Zealand. Christine Fernyhough is well known as a leading Auckland philanthropist, having set up Books in Homes and then the Gifted Kids Programme for high achieving children in low decile schools. In 2003 she was a recent wid...ow when she spied an advertisement for the sale of the legendary Castle Hill Station, near Porters Heights in the Canterbury alps. A woman of energy and enterprise, she bought it and so began a new life learning to run a high country farm at some of the highest elevations in the South Island. This joyful book tells of the trials, tribulations and triumphs of high country life. Christine has thrown herself into station life with gusto, learning to ride so she can join musters in the back country, feeding out to her stock during the disastrous snowstorm of 2006, training a sheep dog, buying stock at the sales and getting on famously with the colourful local characters who are her neighbours, diversifying the station - and proving that she is not a city slicker on a dalliance. Warm and humorous, this inspirational book tells the story of a woman bold enough to do what many urbanites dream of: embark on an entirely new life and throw herself into a considerable challenge. Beautifully illustrated, The Road to Castle Hill is also a celebration of New Zealand's high-country way of life.
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            ISBN 9781775530947
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            Published NZ 16 Dec 2013
            Publisher Penguin
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            A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess

            A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess (Paperback, Main Market Ed.)

            By Owen, Amanda

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            From bestselling author Amanda Owen come more tales of life at Ravenseat, the remote Yorkshire hill farm she shares with husband Clive, eight children and 900 sheep. In her new book she describes the age-old cycles of a farming year and the constant challenges the family faces, f...rom being cut off in winter to tending their flock on some of Yorkshire's highest, bleakest moors - land so inaccessible that in places it can only be reached on foot. Writing with her trademark warmth and humour, Amanda takes us into her life as nine-year-old Miles gets his first flock, Reuben takes up the flugelhorn and she gives birth to a new baby girl. She is touched by the epic two-day journey of a mother sheep determined to find her lamb and gives a new home to an ageing and neglected horse. Meanwhile Clive is almost arrested on a midnight stakeout to catch a sheep-rustling dog and becomes the object of affection for a randy young bull. Funny, poignant and charming, this is a must for anyone interested in the countryside and those who farm it. PRAISE FOR AMANDA OWEN "Amanda Owen is like a breath of fresh air. Amanda's life is one of old-fashioned values, hard graft and plenty of love. She, like her life, is extraordinary." Ben Fogle "This is the captivating story of life on the highest farm in the north Yorkshire Dales . . . the mum-of-eight told the story of leaving behind an urban life in last year's The Yorkshire Shepherdess. This book is even better." Natasha Harding, Daily Mail
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            ISBN 9781447295266
            Released NZ 31 Jan 2017
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Series The Yorkshire Shepherdess
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            The Truant From Medicine: A Memoir
               

            The Truant From Medicine: A Memoir (EPUB ebook – Main - Ebook)

            By Donaldson, Ivan

            The engaging, witty, fascinating memoir of one of New Zealand's most eminent neurologists and winemakers. It all began when Ivan Donaldson's girlfriend, Chris, gave him Hugo Johnson's book Wine in 1966. A light bulb went off in the mind of the talented, ambitious young doctor. A ...fascination with wine started when he and that girfriend, now his wife of 46 years, started making fruit wines, then wine made with table grapes from her parents' garden. Things got more serious when he was working in London in the early 1970s and they were able to head off to France in their rackety old car to tour vineyards. Things got more serious still when, in the late 1970s, he and a group of Christchurch doctors planted out Mountainview vineyard in Halswell. And things became very serious indeed when, in 1984, Ivan and Chris Donaldson bought a parcel of land in the Waipara Valley on which to start Pegasus Bay Wines. It's now one of New Zealand's best-known and most awarded small wineries, still owned and run by the family and making magnificent wine using sustainable methods. It's highly sought after in overseas markets. Somehow, in between all this Ivan Donaldson has managed to carve out an impressive medical career. This engaging memoir tells how he has integrated the two great loves of his life. It's the story of one of this country's wine pioneers but also the fascinating account of a life in medicine, spent plumbing the deep mysteries of the human brain.
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            ISBN 9781775537366
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            Published NZ 17 Oct 2014
            Publisher Penguin
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            Farm Machinery
             

            Farm Machinery (Hardback, 6th Revised edition)

            By Bell, Brian

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            Farm Machinery is the standard book on the current theory and practice of farm mechanisation for students and farmers. First published in 1979, this new sixth edition incorporates much new text together with 280 new colour photographs illustrating the steady flow of developments ...in farm mechanisation that have taken place over the past decade. Recent advances in computer technology and satellite field mapping are included and new content enriches the earlier material dealing with the working principles and operation of the vast array of the somewhat less sophisticated farm tractors and machines still in use on British farms. There are chapters on tractors, cultivation and drilling equipment, crop care and harvest machinery. Further chapters deal with farmyard and estate maintenance equipment, mechanical handlers, dairy equipment, irrigation farm power and the farm workshop. References are made to the UK Health & Safety at Work Act and other safety regulations. These summarise their main requirements, but they should only be taken as a guide. Brian Bell has had a long involvement with farm machinery that started with an apprenticeship in a tractor dealership. After a teaching career on farm machinery at Otley College in Suffolk he retired as Vice Principal in 1993 when he was awarded the MBE for services to agriculture. Brian Bell has written a number of books and made seventeen DVDs on modern and vintage tractors and machinery.
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            ISBN 9781910456064
            Released NZ 12 Jan 2016
            Publisher Fox Chapel Publishing
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            The Hive
             

            The Hive (Paperback, New edition)

            By Wilson, Bee

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            Tells the story of the inspiring relationship between bees, their hive and the human world.

            ISBN 9780719565984
            Released NZ 13 Oct 2005
            Publisher John Murray Press
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            High Country Woman: My Life On Rees Valley Station
                

            High Country Woman: My Life On Rees Valley Station (EPUB ebook – Main)

            By Scott, Iris

            New Zealand's high country farmers are a special breed. They farm in tough terrain, at high altitudes, in areas where extreme climate puts both man and animal to the test. When she was widowed, with three children, in 1992 Iris Scott had to call on all her farming skill and inner... strength to carry on as the runholder of the 150-year-old, 18,000-hectare Rees Valley Station at the head of Lake Wakatipu, near Glenorchy. Not only that, she had to run the station on her own and keep up her veterinary practice. High Country Woman is the engaging story of Iris Scott's love of our high country and her determination to farm it successfully while upholding high conservation and land-guardianship values. The book also covers the fascinating history of the area long known to locals as The Head of the Lake, the focus of William Rees' great sheep run, established not long after he and Nicolas von Tunzelman became two of the earliest Europeans to travel into the area in an epic exploration feat in 1860.
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            ISBN 9781869798215
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            Published NZ 13 Apr 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Te Mahi Mara Hua Parakore: A Maori Food Sovereignty Handbook
             

            Te Mahi Mara Hua Parakore: A Maori Food Sovereignty Handbook (Paperback)

            By Hutchings, Jessica

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            "Jessica Hutchings (hua parakore gardener, activist, academic and certified Te Waka Kai Ora grower) explains the political implications of the decisions that we make about growing and eating kai. She encourages us to take control over the food security of our whanau, providing pr...actical advice on how to grow kai in accordance with the kaupapa of hua parakore, inspiring us with stories of hua parakore heroes and reassuring us that becoming a hua parakore gardener is a journey that anyone can embark on"--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9780473316532
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2015
            Publisher TE WANANGA-O-RAUKAWA
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