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              Dividing a Nation: the Return to Tikanga
                

              Dividing a Nation: the Return to Tikanga (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Robinson, John

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              Pre-1840 the rules of Tikanga could be brutal in respect of inter-tribal wars and their consequences - especially for the ordinary natives who often lived in fear. Happily everyday life for Maoris has been transformed. The practice of tikanga has changed, taking on many aspects o...f Western culture. There are many and varied descriptions of just what tikanga is now. This uncertain tikanga is being re-introduced into our way of life and written into law, setting rules to determine the behaviour not just of part-Maoris but of all New Zealanders. Given these increasing requirements, it is important that the rules of tikanga be clear. What is this tikanga that we must increasingly follow? This book is a scan across the history of the old ways, a description of the changes brought about largely by Maori themselves in their great cultural transformation, and reports of recent disruptive actions where special race-based rights are claimed and supported by calls for the primacy of tikanga. To avoid trouble in the future it is important that this vital issue be known, discussed and debated so that New Zealanders can meet the challenges facing us and seek a better way to move forward as "one people". This book is an informative step in that direction.
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              ISBN 9781872970664
              Barcode 9781872970660
              Published NZ 14 Oct 2018
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              Free Speech Under Attack
                

              Free Speech Under Attack (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cresswell, Peter

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              Explains the struggle for free speech in England over several centuries and how it was an established right by the time British law came to New Zealand in 1840. In the 21st century new forces have arisen to try to limit free speech on the grounds that certain statements might of...fend minorities. Offending people is one of the by-products of free speech, and is no argument for restricting it. The current moves to limit free speech on such spurious grounds as "religious hate speech" laws are the work of power elites whose eventual aim is to limit, if not altogether abolish, the right to criticise powerful minorities and indeed Authority itself. In recent years there have already been too many encroachments on free speech by the Human Rights Act 1993 and the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 - all part of a step-by-step erosion of this ancient and necessary right. This book is a useful, informative and powerful exposition of this supremely important issue.
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              ISBN 9781872970656
              Barcode 9781872970653
              Published NZ 14 Oct 2019
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              Gate Pa and Te Ranga, The Full Story
                

              Gate Pa and Te Ranga, The Full Story (Paperback)

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              Gate Pa and Te Ranga; the Full Story describes the historical background for the decision of Ngaiterangi warriors to join the fighting against the British, including their attacks on south Auckland settlers and troops. Ngaiterangi fought as part of a pre-Treaty alliance, formed d...uring the bloody inter-tribal wars of the 1820s and 1830s. The reasons why almost 2,000 British troops were sent to Tauranga in 1864 are more straightforward. Tauranga was not only an important staging post for tribesmen from the East Coast and Bay of Plenty on their way to fight alongside the Kingite rebels in the Waikato, but was also supplying the Kingites with food and gunpowder. It was to stop all this and to impose law and order in what was a rather lawless place that the British carried out a military campaign, in co-operation with the loyal Arawa tribe, in and around Tauranga in the first half of 1864. The book traces the fighting from Maketu through Gate Pa to Te Ranga and the final unconditional surrender of Ngaiterangi to the Crown in July, 1864, when they laid down their arms at the feet of the Governor, Sir George Grey. Here they undertook to keep the peace in return for being well-treated by the Crown - promises that both parties kept. This peace has endured and is the real victory of Gate Pa and indeed of the whole campaign.
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              ISBN 9781872970608
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2018
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              New Zealand's Changing Biodiversity
                

              New Zealand's Changing Biodiversity (Paperback)

              By Hilton, Jim; Childs, Roger

              • RRP: $29.99
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              When New Zealand broke away from the continent of Gondwana its unique birds, fish, reptiles, insects and plants developed and evolved in isolation. Without humans these living things still faced major challenges to their survival but much survived intact. The first wave of Polyne...sian settlers doomed the moa, other birds and large areas of forest. European settlement brought new animals, plants and birds that transformed the country's biodiversity and landscape. Later chapters of this book look at the history of government attempts to poison pests, and the "predator-free" campaign, which the authors believe to be deeply flawed.
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              ISBN 9781872970621
              Published NZ 30 Oct 2018
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              One Law or Two Monarchs?
                

              One Law or Two Monarchs? (Paperback)

              By Robinson, John

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              For over 500 years, Polynesians had New Zealand to themselves. However, towards the end of the 1700s, Europeans started arriving to exploit the resources of the country. A technologically advanced culture began interacting with a Stone Age society, and those connections increased... as more and more settlers, mainly British, arrived. This book is about those interactions in the 19th century and the impact of colonisation on Maori. The book examines the early history of Polynesian settlement together with the subsequent European interest, and the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi following the reluctant British decision to take on New Zealand as a country. Throughout, the book relies heavily on accounts of the people who were living through the events of the time.
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              ISBN 9781872970592
              Published NZ 31 Oct 2018
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              Sailors and Settlers: The Migration of the Nova Scotian Scots to New Zealand
               

              Sailors and Settlers: The Migration of the Nova Scotian Scots to New Zealand (Hardback)

              By McLean, John

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              ISBN 9781872970226
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2010
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              Muslim Women
               

              Muslim Women (Paperback)

              By Kasem, A.

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              ISBN 9781872970509
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              Flags Of The Commonwealth
               

              Flags Of The Commonwealth (Paperback, hundreds of coloured illustrations)

              By Beasley, A. W.

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              ISBN 9781872970493
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2016
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              Voyages of the Pioneers to New Zealand 1839-85
               

              Voyages of the Pioneers to New Zealand 1839-85 (Paperback)

              By McLean, John

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              "From a variety of sources, including the diaries of passengers on a number of emigrant ships - mostly sailing vessels but also a few steamships - the author has told the story largely in the words of the participants themselves, thus giving a unique insight into what life was li...ke during the long voyage (up to five months) down the Atlantic, around the Cape of Good Hope and through the storms of the sourthern ocean to New Zealand"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9781872970400
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2015
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              The Pioneering McLeods of Helensville
               

              The Pioneering McLeods of Helensville (Hardback)

              By McLean, John

              • RRP: $59.99
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              ISBN 9781872970295
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2012
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