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            Earth Whisperers/Papatuanuku (dvd)
              

            Earth Whisperers/Papatuanuku (dvd)

            By Gallagher, Kathleen

            • RRP: $35.99
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            New Zealand environmental documentary by filmmaker Kathleen Gallagher. Shot at spectacular locations around the country by acclaimed cameraman Alun Bollinger (Goodbye Pork Pie, Heavenly Creatures, River Queen), this focuses on 10 visionary New Zealanders out to prove that a shift... in consciousness can heal our environment. You'll be inspired and never look at stinging nettle in your garden in quite the same way again. Kathleen Gallagher says, "This is a unique number eight wire, Kiwi-style approach to Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth."
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            ISBN 176151
            Released AU 4 Nov 2009
            Publisher GALLAGHER
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Kohikohia te ora : Maori healers report
              

            Kohikohia te ora : Maori healers report (Paperback)

            By Smith, Dr Cherry; Reynolds, Dr Paul

            • RRP: $44.99
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            The report looks at how Maori healers perceive toxic exposures and how they believe that they and their clients are affected by toxins. The purpose of this research is to capture their experiences and perspectives on toxic exposures, as a particular body of information that will ...help substantiate the effects of exposures on Maori coummunities.
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            ISBN 9780473166922
            Published AU 9 May 2011
            Publisher Te Atawhai o te Ao
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            Fleeing Vesuvius: Responding to the Effects of Economic and Environmental Collapse
              

            Fleeing Vesuvius: Responding to the Effects of Economic and Environmental Collapse (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New Edition)

            Edited by Douthwaite, Richard; Fallon, Gillian

            • RRP: $37.50
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            "Economic growth is over for good and Fleeing Vesuvius is the first book to explore the profound, historic implications.. Its message could hardly be more urgent." Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute, Author, Peak Everything. "Some are in denial, others are in ...despair, then there are those who seek to meet the future in the drivers seat - those people will be reading this book" Laurence Boomert, Co-Publisher and one of the 39 essay writers in Fleeing Vesuvius. Fleeing Vesuvius confronts our multiple crises, analysing the many aspects: the financial crisis; the collapse of the housing bubble; the urgent need for food security; the enormous challenge of dealing with climate change, and the looming scarcity of essential resources such as fossil fuels - the lifeblood of the world economy. Fleeing Vesuvius puts forward solutions that involve changes to our economy and financial system, but they go much further: this substantial, wide-ranging book also looks at the changes needed in how we think, how we use the land and how we relate to others, particularly those where we live. While it doesn't discount the complexity of the problems we face, Fleeing Vesuvius is practical and fundamentally optimistic. It will arm readers with the confidence and knowledge they need to develop new, workable alternatives to the old-style expanding economy and its supporting systems. It's a book that can be read all the way through or used as a resource to dip in and out of. Fleeing Vesuvius was originally published in late 2010 by Feasta in response to Ireland's economic collapse. Its 27 authors including Dmitry Orlov and Richard Douthwaite are now joined by by 12 New Zealand contributors, making this book a compelling tool for all thinking New Zealanders concerned about the future.
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            ISBN 9780473191818
            Published AU 1 Aug 2011
            Publisher Living Economies
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Save Godzone from Greed
              

            Save Godzone from Greed (Paperback)

            By Sayers, David

            • RRP: $34.99
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            Sayers is a retired architect and planning consultant with a deep concern for the damage caused to our society, the economy and the global environment by greed. He and his wife came to New Zealand as young married immigrants in the early 1950s and felt they had arrived in paradis...e. .... This has all been destroyed or private profit rather than for public good by the forces of globalisation and greed. There is a much better way and we need to talk about it. What we do as New Zealanders is up to us.
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            ISBN 9780473193997
            Published AU 24 Nov 2010
            Publisher Bankwood Books
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            At War with Nature : Corporate Cons
              

            At War with Nature : Corporate Cons

            By Benfield, W. F.

            • RRP: $32.50
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            This is a book about how the destruction of one of the world's most unique, ancient and unspoiled wilderness areas has led to the growth of an international industry eradicating animals and plants which have been deemed to be "invasive". That is because they are where pseudo-scie...ntists say they should not be. What New Zealand began as an industrialised extermination has now become island eradications in many parts of the world. To expand and grow, it must either seek more islands, or widen its scope to cover whole nations; that is what it is now doing. The parasitic riders who drive this conservation gravy train are:- - Government conservation agencies who seek to increase their bureaucratic power and influence, - The agri-chemical industry who supply the chemicals and poisons. - The powerful and wealthy conservation charities who whip up the concept of "threats to nature" as a way generating donations, bequests and corporate sponsorships. - The academic and science institutions who see in it a rich seam of grant money for supplying junk science in support of the eradication industry. Eradications are carried out on a scale reminiscent of the US military aerial deforestation of Vietnam with "agent orange". Here, for all wildlife, the animals, birds and insects, the poisons used are super-toxins such as brodifacoum and 1080. For vegetation, they have devised new wonder chemical cocktails such as "Armageddon". It is total ecosystem genocide. To whip up a public fervour to help justify such mass environmental poisoning, the people are fed the concepts of invasive pests and threats. Thus, harmless creatures are demonised and need be shown no mercy. By deliberate and devious propaganda, the public are kept unaware, that in the blinkered rush of zeal to kill "pests" and "predators", the eradication industry is killing everything else, even the rare and endangered species such as an entire monitored population of rock wrens from an aerial 1080 poisoning at New Zeala
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            ISBN 9781872970431
            Published AU 1 May 2015
            Publisher Tross Publishing
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            The Man Of The Trees With Some Very Dedicated Environmental Guardians
              

            The Man Of The Trees With Some Very Dedicated Environmental Guardians

            By Baker, Catriona

            • RRP: $57.99
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            Catriona Baker, retired Mackenzie District Runholder of Mount Cook Station, New Zealand has published her second book, 'The Man of the Trees and Other Dedicated Environmental Guardians' (ISBN No. 9780473264598). Catriona's second book is an homage to her late husband, Richard S...t. Barbe Baker, O.B.E., founder of The Men of The Trees, an international organisation which was first formed in Kenya in 1922 and then went on to establish branches in over one hundred countries throughout the world. There are still a few branches of the Men of the Trees in existence including Southland, New Zealand and several in Australia, although in the United Kingdom the organisation is now known as the International Tree Foundation. This year it is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a campaign to plant one million trees throughout the world during 2014. 'The Man of the Trees and Other Dedicated Environmental Guardians' comprises three Parts: " Part I covers Richard St. Barbe Baker's inspirational life as a tree-planter, environmentalist, writer and humanitarian. The book addresses his work in Kenya, the Sahara and in the United States where he successfully led a campaign to save the California Coast Redwoods. The work involved in establishing the Men of the Trees organisation in the early 1920's is also covered together with St. Barbe's literary achievements - thirty books, the popular TREES (Journal of the Men of the Trees organisation) and the annual Tree Lovers' Calendar. St. Barbe was a deeply spiritual man and Part I also features some of his favourite poetry and prayers and there is a section entitled 'Remembering Richard St. Barbe Baker' which includes material regarding his resting place at Woodland Cemetery, in Saskatoon, Canada, his Memorial Service in London, thanksgiving plantings of trees in New Zealand and the unveiling of a memorial in his hometown of West End, Southampton. " Part II of the book relates to a special group of twenty people from around
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            ISBN 9780473264598
            Published AU 1 Jan 2014
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            Surviving Mother Nature's Tests: The Effects Climate Change and Other Natural Phenomena have had on the lives of our Ancestors
              

            Surviving Mother Nature's Tests: The Effects Climate Change and Other Natural Phenomena have had on the lives of our Ancestors

            By Wayne Shepheard, W.

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            Surviving Mother Nature's tests directly relates many of the situations observed in nature to the lives of families who experienced or endured them, primarily over the past several centuries. Family historians will appreciate that natural events had wide-ranging effects on genera...tions of people - especially in consideration of how they sought to obtain the basic necessities of food, shelter and employment - as well as influencing changes to political, economic and societal situations. Information presented here will also be of interest to those who want an introduction to the causes and effects of climate change and its impact on the environment and human habitats of the past.
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            ISBN 9781925781465
            Published AU 1 Jan 2018
            Publisher Miscellaneous
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            The Arctic and Antarctica Differing Currents of Change
              

            The Arctic and Antarctica Differing Currents of Change (Paperback)

            Edited by Kennedy, Peter

            • RRP: $34.99
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            Although the Arctic and Antarctica are both polar regions their position as geographic opposites has resulted in a number of differences, not limited to the temperature of the polar currents. With the melting of the polar ice cap, the Arctic is beginning to be opened up to commer...cial shipping. The landscape now includes structures like oil rigs. By contrast, a number of countries would like to see Antarctica as a nature reserve without any commercial exploitation. The symposium The Arctic and Antarctica: Differing Currents of Change held on 27 February 2015 in Wellington was initiated up by the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs to expose the range of issues related to the northern and southern polar regions, the threats and the challenges, and what nations and individuals might do to mitigate the risks. This symposium brought together speakers from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand to consider the serious environmental and commercial challenges, the influence of the great powers, and what the future may hold for these unique environments.
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            ISBN 9780473335434
            Published AU 30 Sep 2015
            Publisher Miscellaneous
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            Small Yet Strong : Voices From Oceania On The Environment
              

            Small Yet Strong : Voices From Oceania On The Environment

            By de Jong, Martin

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            This report draws from interviews carried out with Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand partners and networks between March and August 2014. We approached groups with these key questions: What are the environmental issues you are experiencing in your work and community? What response...s are people making? What solutions do you think should be made? What else do you want to tell us about environmental impacts affecting people in your community? Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is the agency for justice, peace and development of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference. We undertake advocacy, education, aid and development on both local and global issues affecting people in the Pacific, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. We are a member of Caritas Oceania, one of seven regions comprising the Caritas Internationalis confederation of 165 Catholic welfare, development and social justice organisations. Since 2003, Caritas Oceania has raised environmental justice and climate change issues within our confederation as matters of urgency affecting the wellbeing of peoples in the Pacific. The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has asked Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand to make the peoples of Oceania a priority in our work, and environmental justice is one of five key strategic goals in the Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand 2013-2017 strategic plan. Our Pacific regional strategy recognises that climate change and environmental degradation pose a severe threat to Pacific livelihoods and survival. Caritas aims to work with the most vulnerable communities affected by climate change, including tangata whenua (indigenous peoples), informal settlements, youth, women, disabled people and displaced people. Our aims include increasing community awareness of environmental issues and climate change in Aotearoa New Zealand and Oceania, promoting sustainability of natural resources, and undertaking advocacy to address structural environmental injustices. "The joys and hop
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            ISBN 9780908631780
            Published AU 1 Oct 2014
            Publisher Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand
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