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              Coastwatcher
               

              Coastwatcher (Paperback)

              By Hill, David

              • RRP: $19.99
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              A tense, exciting war adventure inspired by the coastwatchers of Operation Pacific, from award-winning YA author David Hill. 'It's not going to be a cushy job, young Benson. You're on your own. Japs will be looking for you. Far as they're concerned, you're spies. And when a spy g...ets captured, remember . . .' It's 1943, and 19-year-old radio operator Frank Benson is shipped out to an enemy-occupied island in the Solomons with two other soldiers. Their mission is to spy on the Japanese. In dense jungle they meet a Solomon Islander who says he has information that will shatter Japanese defences. But he could be working for the enemy. What if it's a trap to get them killed? No training could have prepared Frank for this decision. Their lives - and Operation Pacific - depend on his next move.
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              ISBN 9780143775966
              Published NZ 3 Aug 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Mophead Tu: The Queen's Poem
                

              Mophead Tu: The Queen's Poem (Hardback)

              Illustrated by Marsh, Selina Tusitala

              • RRP: $24.99
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              In the sequel to the bestselling Mophead, Selina is invited to read a poem for the Queen in Westminster Abbey. Someone at work calls her a 'sellout'. What will she do?

              ISBN 9781869409449
              Published NZ 30 Jun 2021
              Publisher Auckland University Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Mophead
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              HEAL!
                 

              HEAL! (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Illustrated by Kaho, Simone; Edited by Wilson, Faith

              • RRP: $30.00
              • $30.00
              • Pub Date
                16 Sep 22

              Content warning: This book involves discussion of sexual violence, assault, trauma, PTSD and self-harm. HEAL! is Tongan-Pakeha author Simone Kaho's second poetry book. HEAL! close tracks multiple points of trauma, sexual violence, violation of boundaries in the workplace, at c...ommunity service, as a child, and ever-present colonial dominance. How it infiltrates and seeps into everything, so it's imperceptible when it started, and if you look closely enough, it's not clear what's self and what's a reaction to trauma. HEAL! comes from a survivor who refuses to be quiet. It is harrowing at times, it laughs at its own pain and the people who caused it, with the excruciating sensitivity of someone whose hobbies include rescuing bugs. It has the urgency of a movie star who has taken a last sip of air before swimming through an underwater cave towards the light, only to find it's an interior car light at night and they are speeding with an ex-lover hoping insults don't become slaps and cause a crash. Withdrawal, disassociation, and rage offer relief, but the narrator finds she is seeking more. Uncompromising tenderness and deeper understanding of herself than she thought would ever be possible. HEAL! brings you back into your body, finds your heart, and reminds you that to heal is not to fix, but to feel comfortable in the darkness.
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              ISBN 9780473639914
              Published NZ 16 Sep 2022
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Na Loga Voivoi Nei Bubu Salote: the Pandanus Plantation of Grandmother Salote
                

              Na Loga Voivoi Nei Bubu Salote: the Pandanus Plantation of Grandmother Salote (Paperback)

              By Vugakoto, Tuipulotu

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              The story takes us through the steps of how to weave mats of different kinds, starting with harvesting the pandanus (voivoi) leaves, boiling and putting them out in the sun to dry. The green colour gives way to a beige-whitish colour. They are then scraped with a sharp mussel she...ll to soften them. They are put in round coils ready for weaving. Once a mat is weaved, the edge of the mat is then embroidered with brightly coloured wool. The work is onerous and painstaking. To make the work easier to handle, close relatives and friends usually pitch in and help in the different stages. The story stresses the values of togetherness, working together as a unit, strengthening of relationships, etc.
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              ISBN 9789829821003
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2022
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series IIS, RFTA & FTA
              Language (Fijian)
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              O Ratou na Veitavaleni: the Three Cousins
                

              O Ratou na Veitavaleni: the Three Cousins (Paperback)

              By Vugakoto, Tuipulotu

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              Ilaisa and Isikeli are brothers. As Alena, their cousin, walks past them on their way to school; the boys easily notice the sweet fragrance of the oil Alena used that morning. So they ask Alena if they can be given the same strong scented oil. When Alena comes home, she tells ...her mother, Mereseini, of the boys' request. The next day, Saturday, the three watch as Alena's mother, Mereseini, shows the different processes used in preparing a "makosoi" scented coconut oil. The boys are given a bottle of the makosoi scented oil and they are grateful to their aunt and cousin. Strengthening of relationships (cross cousins & nephews and their paternal aunt), passing of Indigenous knowledge to the young generation, sharing of knowledge and resources are some values that we learn from this story.
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              ISBN 9789829821034
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2022
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series IIS, RFTA & FTA
              Language (Fijian)
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              Ko e pongipongi fo'ou
                 

              Ko e pongipongi fo'ou (Paperback)

              By Sione, Emeli

              • RRP: $34.99
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              Tongan version of A New Dawn Story: Emeli Sione shares her Dawn Raid story to help us understand the real impact of this dark time in our history. With valuable lessons for all New Zealanders, A New Dawn provides us with hope on our journeys of equality, justice and healing as Pa...sifika in New Zealand.
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              ISBN 9780473643683
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2022
              Publisher Dahlia Malaeulu
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Language (Tongan)
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              Tama Samoa
                 

              Tama Samoa (Paperback)

              By Malaeulu, Dahlia; Malaeulu, Mani

              • RRP: $29.99
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              Sione, Lima, Tavita and Filipo are high school friends, uso or brothers. They are part of a special letter-writing project that helps to start a brave new conversation, an open and honest talanoa with themselves starting with the words, Dear Uso ... Here they share the cultural c...hallenges they face, and without realising it, their need to belong, to be accepted and the impact this has on their wellbeing overall. Tama Samoa is not just a story of friendship, brotherhood and healing. Tama Samoa helps us all to reflect, reconnect and reunite in better supporting each other as who we are. It is also a story of self-discovery and hope for a new tama Samoa code to be created based on real talanoa and understanding. Also includes: - Study Questions For Students - The Tama Samoa Project: A space created for fourteen Samoan male students and educators to share their own boys-to-men stories, lessons and journeys to help today's tama Samoa, our tama Pasifika, to be better understood and supported in succeeding as themselves.
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              ISBN 9780473585440
              Published NZ 25 Sep 2021
              Publisher Dahlia Malaeulu
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Skinny Dip: Poetry
               

              Skinny Dip: Poetry (Paperback)

              Edited by Paris, Susan; De Goldi, Kate

              • RRP: $29.99
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              An original (and rowdy) poetry anthology for middle readers from the makers of the famous Annuals. Skinny Dip! brings young readers in years 7 to 10 over 30 poems from all the New Zealand writers we love: Sam Duckor-Jones, essa may ranapiri, Bill Manhire, Anahera Gildea, Amy McD...aid, Kotuku Nuttall, Ben Brown, Ashleigh Young, Rata Gordon, Dinah Hawken, Oscar Upperton, Nina Mingya Powlles, James Brown, Victor Rodger, Tim Upperton, Lynley Edmeades, Freya Daly Sadgrove, Renee Liang, Joanna Cho, Ethan Donnell and Nick Ascroft. Edited by two of New Zealand's most astute and experienced champions of great books for young readers, and with stylish illustrations by Amy van Luijk, this witty collection gives young readers, their teachers and whanau a crash-course in the range of poetic forms while having a whole lot of reading fun.
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              ISBN 9780995140769
              Published NZ 9 Sep 2021
              Publisher Massey University Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Teine Samoa
                 

              Teine Samoa (Paperback)

              By Malaeulu, Dahlia; Edited by Copsey, Sue; Blabey, Donna; Translated by Faamanatu-Eteuati, Niusila

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              Teine Samoa means Samoan girl. It's a label that carries with it an unspoken duty to obey, serve and respect your family and Samoan culture. But who can be teine Samoa? When should you be teine Samoa? And how can you be teine Samoa outside of Samoa? Lani is an afakasi, and is ...unsure of her Samoan heritage and what being Samoan even means. But one thing she knows for sure is that she's afraid of Vai and the 'Real Samoans'. Masina, the free-spirited daughter of a Church Minister, is bound by parental expectations and struggling to fulfill the destiny set by her parents. Teuila is the good Islander girl and proud teine Samoa who realises she doesn't want to be a 'switcher' anymore. How will these junior high school students learn to be, understand and fulfill their obligations as Teine Samoa, living in New Zealand? Teine Samoa is a journey of cultural identity and discovery for four junior high school students, their families, their teachers and, most importantly, anyone who has ever faced the challenges of being a teine Samoa.
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              ISBN 9780473527495
              Published NZ 30 Oct 2020
              Publisher Dahlia Malaeulu
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Hindsight: Pivotal Moments in New Zealand History
               

              Hindsight: Pivotal Moments in New Zealand History (Paperback)

              By Hager, Mandy

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              Four pivotal moments in NZ history are examined through a variety of source materials and commentary that enlivens the event and describes its impact on our society and our growth as a global nation. A resource for all schools and libraries - a link to the onetree-house.com websi...te will hold downloadable resources.
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              ISBN 9780995106543
              Published NZ 10 Oct 2019
              Publisher OneTree House Ltd
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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