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Backstage Passes
Backstage Passes
Title: Backstage Passes
Author: MATHERS JOANNA
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/11/2018
Price: $40.00
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Imprint: New Holland
Publisher: New Holland Publishers (NZ) Lt
ISBN: 9781869664879
Available stock: 2
Price: $40.00
Balancing Acts Reflections of a NZ Diplomat
Balancing Acts Reflections of a NZ Diplomat
This is Gerald McGhie'sfascinating and insightful account of some of the highlights of almost 40 years service as a New Zealand diplomat - most notably in the Soviet Union - twice - first during the Brezhnev years of the Cold War; and second from 1990 when he witnessed the dramatic events that led to the fall of Gorbachev, the rise of Boris Yeltsin and the collapse of the Soviet Union, which saw him become New Zealand's last Ambassador to the Soviet Union and first to Russia. McGhie worked in Samoa earlier - shortly before independence in the 1960s, and later in Papua New Guinea. The author also presents a snapshot of the activities of a Wellington-based foreign service officer during the period he worked closely with the Foreign Minister on the sporting-contact issue in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games in 1990. He also provides a personal perspective on New Zealand's foreign policy inthe modern era.

Title: Balancing Acts Reflections of a NZ Diplomat
Author: MCGHIE GERALD
Year: 2017
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Dunmore
Publisher: Dunmore Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781927212318
Available stock: 1
Price: $35.00
Bateman Illustrated History of NZ
Bateman Illustrated History of NZ
"New Zealand's past has been a rollercoaster ride of hopes, dreams, wars and peace." In his fully revised Illustrated History, noted historian Matthew Wright brings New Zealand's turbulent, exciting past to life, tracing our journey from the arrival of Polynesians over 800 years ago, to the discovery by Europe, race relations, jingoism, devastating world wars, the age of the pavlova paradise, the turbulence of the Springbok tour protests and beyond. Nearly 600 paintings, maps, sketches and photographs from the collection of the Alexander Turnbull Library highlight New Zealand's journey from past into present.

Title: Bateman Illustrated History of NZ
Author: WRIGHT MATTHEW
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 15/09/2013
Price: $50.00
RRP: $50.00
Imprint: David Bateman
Publisher: David Bateman Ltd
ISBN: 9781869538415
Available stock: 2
Price: $50.00
Beaut Little Book of NZ Slang
Beaut Little Book of NZ Slang
It's a well-known fact that Kiwis have their own way of talking, and without a guide you can easily come a greaser. Have a gink at this beaut little book, and you won't need to feel a nong any more. In fact, you'll be away laughing. You can put a ring around that!

Title: Beaut Little Book of NZ Slang
Author: ORSMAN HARRY
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 19/05/2008
Price: $13.00
RRP: $13.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN: 9780143009955
Available stock: 1
Price: $13.00
Beaver
Beaver
Title: Beaver
Author: DONALD STEPHEN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Upstart Press
ISBN: 9781927262955
Available stock: 1
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Bedfords Kiwi Style
Bedfords Kiwi Style
Title: Bedfords Kiwi Style
Author: STEVENSON WAYNE
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Price: $36.00
RRP: $36.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780143009771
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Being There An Autobiography
Being There An Autobiography
Motorcycle racers aren't like other sports people. When they enter the arena they are taking their lives in their hands. When they are on the race track, if they are not there in every sense of the word, they are more likely to be at risk of serious injury or death. Very few champions can explain exactly what it takes to compete at the highest level. What makes them tick, how they cope with the challenge and what the science is that makes them so dominant in their chosen sport. Hugh Anderson is one who can. From humble origins as a lonely boy on the family farm in New Zealand to the heights of world domination, he explains in his own words he motivation, race strategies, psychology of winning, heartache and triumph that helped him deliver Suzuki its first major Grand Prix successes in the 1960s. This was a golden age, when Japanese and European factories battled for supremacy on the world's most dangerous circuits. When rapid development in technology allowed, for the first time in the history of Grand Prix racing, two stroke engine machines to compete with and beat the dominant four stroke design.
Hugh Andersons career continued for decades after winning four World Championships, with motocross and then classic racing affording him a showcase for the talent that has made him arguably NZ's most successful racer. The book demystifies the Grand Prix scene that seemed so sanitised on television. It takes us inside the mind of one of the most resourceful, brave and analytical riders in the history of Grand Prix racing.

Title: Being There An Autobiography
Author: ANDERSON HUGH
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 20/02/2016
Price: $45.00
RRP: $45.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9781925403312
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Big Questions What is NZs Future
Big Questions What is NZs Future
New Zealand is at a crossroads. People are increasingly concerned about where we are headed. Can we improve our appalling statistics on poverty and violence? What about work - will we all be replaced by robots? Will our children (let alone our grandchildren) be able to afford to buy a house? Can we clean up our rivers?

This book looks at many aspects of our lives and our nation. Experts in their fields write about the challenges that face us and the opportunities we have to make changes for the better.

A fascinating set of perspectives and ideas on our way of life and our future as a nation.

Writers are- Dame Anne Salmond, Judge Andrew Becroft; Rod Oram; Jacinta Ruru; Felicity Goodyear-Smith; Tim Watkin; Patrick Reynolds; Jarrod Gilbert; Stuart McNaughton; David Brougham, Jarrod Haar & Yumiko Olliver-Gray; Golriz Ghahraman; Theresa Gattung; Peter O'Connor; and Leonie Freeman.

Title: Big Questions What is NZs Future
Author: BECROFT ET AL
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 30/07/2018
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN: 9780143772378
Available stock: 1
Price: $38.00
Big Smoke NZ Cities 1840 to 1920
Big Smoke NZ Cities 1840 to 1920
The pursuit of city life is one of the most important untold stories of New Zealand. The Big Smoke is the first comprehensive history to tell this story, presenting a dynamic and highly illustrated account of city life from 1840 to 1920.It explores such questions as: what did cities look like and how did they change; why were women especially drawn to live in cities; in what ways did Maori experience and shape cities; how far was the street a living room and stage for city life; and why did New Zealand so quickly became a nation of townspeople?At a time of national debate over housing and the growth of our cities, Ben Schrader's superb new history reveals how our urban origins have shaped the people we are today.

Title: Big Smoke NZ Cities 1840 to 1920
Author: SCHRADER BEN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $60.00
RRP: $60.00
Imprint: Bridget Williams Books
Publisher: Bridget Williams Books
ISBN: 9780947492434
Available stock: 1
Price: $60.00
Bike & Beyond
Bike & Beyond
'The bicycle is a time machine, a link to the past. But sometimes the bicycle also feels like a link to the future - not the future we once imagined, the one with flying cars and replicators, but more like the one the Victorians might have pictured: streets crowded with bikes, strange ones of all kinds.'The bicycle - cheap, healthy and little-changed in more than a century - is, for Laura Williamson, more than just about sport or transport. Riding a bike brings moments of joy, liberation, revolution and change. From cycling suffragists to the Christchurch rebuild, life on two wheels spins us out beyond well-trod paths to a fresh and fast-moving take on New Zealand.

Title: Bike & Beyond
Author: WILLIAMSON LAURA
Series: BWB Texts
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 25/10/2016
Price: $15.00
RRP: $15.00
Imprint: Bridget Williams Books
Publisher: Bridget Williams Books
ISBN: 9780947518011
Available stock: 2
Price: $15.00
Billion Dollar Bonfire
Billion Dollar Bonfire
The collapse of South Canterbury Finance (SCF) is one of the biggest New Zealand stories of the last decade. The sweep of events, from Timaru to the Beehive, include some of the most revealing moments on issues critical to this country - everything from poor governance and systemic issues in the finance sector, through to the structural risks this exposed and the costs it ultimately presented to all New Zealanders. There has not yet been a book that has attempted to tell this story, certainly not one from an `insider' perspective. The Billion Dollar Bonfire by Chris Lee will be the first book to do both these things.

Chris tells this fascinating story as both a long-standing New Zealand financial advisor and a protagonist in the narrative. As he writes in the opening chapter, he knew Alan Hubbard personally and, from the late 1990s, had clients invest with SCF. His main motivation for writing the book, made explicit throughout, is his overriding concern that this could all happen again without significant changes to our law and the culture of the capital markets industry. The book is underpinned by substantial research: thousands of documents - including new material from OIAs and other sources - and interviews, both public and anonymous, with many of the key figures.

Title: Billion Dollar Bonfire
Author: LEE CHRIS
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 10/05/2019
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Projects Resources Ltd
ISBN: 9780473474959
Available stock: 3
Price: $40.00
Birds of the West Wind
Birds of the West Wind
The origin of New Zealand birds is a story whose continuing evolution in the last 30 years especially has upset many apple carts - from the idea that the moa has evolved from a small South American bird which flew to ancient New Zealand, to the seeming preposterous suggestion that the kiwi is more closely related to the Madagascan elephant bird than the moa. What, then, of the kakapo, kea, tui, rifleman, stitchbird and the rest of our iconic New Zealand birds? Garry Sheeran has dug up what professionals are re-discovering about the origin of New Zealand birds with the help of modern scientific tools. A particular theme is the influence of Australian avifauna on New Zealand's bird life. In Part 1 he tells of his layman's latter-day interest in birds with enthusiasm, originality and charm. He also traces how the origin stories of birds are closely connected to the origins of the islands and continents on which they are found. Part 2 contains specific origin stories of more than 80 mainly land and shore birds, and traces their possible connection to Australian birds.
The book is aimed as much at readers with little knowledge of New Zealand's bird life as it is at enthusiastic and knowledgeable birders. Writes Colin Miskelly, terrestrial vertebrates of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa: 'Garry Sheeran takes readers on an entertaining and informative journey of personal discovery through hypotheses proposed and conclusions drawn to that quintessential kiwi question: Where did our namesakes and their feathered brethren come from?'

Title: Birds of the West Wind
Author: SHEERAN GARRY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/11/2016
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: G. J. Books
ISBN: 9780473356705
Available stock: 2
Price: $35.00