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'May You Never be Weary': Life on the North West Frontier of the Raj and Tamer Places
'May You Never be Weary': Life on the North West Frontier of the Raj and Tamer Places
John Auret was born on the North West Frontier of India, the son of a British Army officer stationed there. He expected to follow in his father's footsteps - but history would decree otherwise. After many adventures and skirmishes John rose to the rank of Major in the British Indian Army and also worked in the Indian Political Department, but while on leave back in Britain his career disappeared overnight. India became independent and the nation of Pakistan was born. Next came a decade as a farmer and coffee grower in Kenya, where the tumultuous political situation would ultimately uproot John and his young family again. Finally they settled in New Zealand and began life anew. Now in his 90s, John Auret's entertaining and eventful memoir captures the atmosphere, escapades and perils of the North West Frontier and Kenya in the dramatic twilight of the British Empire.

Title: 'May You Never be Weary': Life on the North West Frontier of the Raj and Tamer Places
Author: AURET JOHN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/05/2009
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Steele Roberts & Assoc
Publisher: Steele Roberts & Associates Lt
ISBN: 9781877448560
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Price: $35.00
1.5 Hectare World
1.5 Hectare World
The 1.5 Hectare World is a delightful, funny, perceptive book crammed with the observations of someone with the time and skill to observe the world around him in a way so few of us ever do. David Yerex is fascinated by Nature but two decades of close contemplation have left him with more questions than answers, though it is sometimes difficult to tell the difference. The 1.5 Hectare World is about life in the country as it's never been written about before, with a number of myths gently deflated along the way. David Yerex writes about animal instincts that look remarkably like intelligence, about animals and birds that refuse to recognize human claims to "ownership", and a host of experiences which sometimes amazed, often amused, and frequently confused, but were always rewarding. David Yerex has written over 20 books, several on historical topics but mostly on aspects of agriculture in New Zealand. This whimsical and thoughtful book is his most personal - and possibly the most insightful.

Title: 1.5 Hectare World
Author: YEREX DAVID
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $24.95
RRP: $24.95
Imprint: Fraser Publications
Publisher: Fraser Books
ISBN: 9780958252140
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Price: $24.95
100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa
100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa
Go behind the scenes at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand and discover more than 100 treasured items from the Museum's collection. 100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa gives readers a special look at some of the surprising, wonderful, and significant pieces that Te Papa stores in trust for the nation. Learn the secrets of one of the first dinosaur fossils ever discovered, see new spider species, be inspired by famous paintings and quirky jewellery, encounter fearsome weapons from the Pacific, and uncover deep and personal stories of Maori taonga (treasures).The book is based on the popular TV mini-documentaries Tales from Te Papa, and includes a DVD of the complete series - with a bonus 20 episodes.

Title: 100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa
Author: MORTON SIMON
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/09/2012
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Tepapa
Publisher: Te Papa Press
ISBN: 9781877385797
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100 Days Claiming Back New Zealand
100 Days Claiming Back New Zealand
This is an epic and engaging read on what has gone wrong with NZ's political and bureaucratic systems, and how the public can regain control over politicians. Brooke advocates the Swiss system of a 100 day public veto of controversial new laws - if the public can muster up enough signatures within three months of a law change to force a referendum, the referendum result is binding on the government. Like New Zealanders, the Swiss don't want to be running to the polls every five minutes on stupid issues, so they save their referendum veto for issues of major concern. The difference between Switzerland and New Zealand is that when it really counts, the Swiss can bring their government to heel. New Zealanders cannot. Regardless of whether you are to the Left or the Right on the political spectrum, the 100 days concept works for you to keep successive governments honest. Just last weekend the Swiss voted to end the practice of multi-million dollar executive pay bonuses to executives whose companies were losing money, in what has been publicised in world media as the toughest crackdown on executive greed anywhere in the world.

Title: 100 Days Claiming Back New Zealand
Author: BROOKE AMY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $39.00
RRP: $39.00
Imprint: Howling at the Moon Publ.
Publisher: Howling at the Moon Publishing
ISBN: 9780987657381
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Price: $39.00
100 days That Mapped a Nation
100 days That Mapped a Nation
October 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's first landfall in New Zealand. One Hundred Days that Mapped a Nation marks this historic occasion by looking at Cook's intrepid journeys to New Zealand and the Pacific that were unprecedented for the time and had such far-reaching consequences.
His initial voyage on the Endeavour was focused on observing the transit of Venus to gather information to help with nautical navigation and as a result he had on board astronomer Charles Green, naturalists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander and later artist William Hodges. This has left a legacy of first-hand accounts and artworks that bring alive the impressions of Cook and his crew, and what they experienced in their early encounters with the inhabitants and their reactions to the exotic landscape.

Ships logs, journal entries, maps and illustrations help to build a vivid portrait of the places and people encountered by Cook, recording his impressions and those of some of the talented men who accompanied him. It also looks at the challenges of the voyages, from preventing scurvy to finding adequate provisions. Highly illustrated with a lively but authoritative text by Graeme Lay, this book is the definitive celebration of a remarkable achievement. In the 100 days Captain Cook spent here on three separate voyages he managed to charter the coastline of New Zealand, literally putting the country on the map.

Title: 100 days That Mapped a Nation
Author: LAY GRAEME
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/08/2019
Price: $65.00
RRP: $65.00
Imprint: New Holland
Publisher: New Holland Publishers (NZ) Lt
ISBN: 9781869665128
Available stock: 1
Price: $65.00
100 Great NZ Wineries
100 Great NZ Wineries
100 Great New Zealand Wineries features many of the best vineyards in the country. All New Zealand's main wine-making regions are described, with wineries chosen not only for the quality of the wine produced, but also for their history, cellar-door atmosphere, awards won and the impact the winery has had at home and abroad. Author Douglas Renall has walked the vineyards, searched the cellars and talked with winemakers and vineyard managers to gather fascinating insights about the viticulture methods employed, the oenology practices used and with the people who work long days in the vineyard and equally long nights in the cellar. Often visiting wineries several times, and always with his camera, he has also captured the beauty and seasonal differences of vineyards around the country.

Title: 100 Great NZ Wineries
Author: RENALL DOUGLAS
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 17/10/2009
Price: $60.00
RRP: $60.00
Imprint: David Bateman
Publisher: David Bateman Ltd
ISBN: 9781869539726
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Price: $60.00
100 Maori Sports Heroes
100 Maori Sports Heroes
Title: 100 Maori Sports Heroes
Author: ROMANOS JOSEPH
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/06/2012
Price: $50.00
RRP: $50.00
Imprint: Trio Books
Publisher: Trio Books Limited
ISBN: 9780986461538
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Price: $50.00
100 NZ Pop Culture Stories
100 NZ Pop Culture Stories
Title: 100 NZ Pop Culture Stories
Author: HAWKES MITCHELL
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 05/11/2010
Price: $27.00
RRP: $27.00
Imprint: Random House
ISBN: 9781869794149
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Price: $27.00
101 Incredible Kiwis
101 Incredible Kiwis
Title: 101 Incredible Kiwis
Author: WILLIAMS TONY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $30.70
RRP: $29.99
Imprint: Reed Books
ISBN: 9780790011783
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Price: $30.70
101 Ingenious Kiwis
101 Ingenious Kiwis
Title: 101 Ingenious Kiwis
Author: WILLIAMS TONY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $25.60
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Reed Books
ISBN: 9780790011103
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Price: $25.60
120 Days at Astrolabe
120 Days at Astrolabe
Title: 120 Days at Astrolabe
Author: JUDKINS KEVIN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $95.00
RRP: $95.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780473369316
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Price: $95.00
120 Days at Astrolabe
120 Days at Astrolabe
Title: 120 Days at Astrolabe
Author: JUDKINS KEVIN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $135.00
RRP: $135.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780473365349
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Price: $135.00