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            New Zealand Rugby Companion: All You Need to Know About the Greatest Rugby Team in the World
              

            New Zealand Rugby Companion: All You Need to Know About the Greatest Rugby Team in the World (Paperback)

            By Lorimer, Kate

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 Nov 20

            The New Zealand All Blacks are one of the most recognisable and formidable teams on the world sporting stage. They are the record setters, the keepers of tradition, and the icons of the game of Rugby Union. They have been the benchmark for skill and execution ever since the oval ...shaped ball first arrived on New Zealand's shores, and are a team the rest of the world aspire to beat. They also hold the most victories of any Test nation, and the best win percentage overall, and can proudly stand shoulder to shoulder alongside some of the greatest sporting teams in the world of any code.Much has been written about the All Blacks and their legacy, but in this one book you get the full picture the Tests, the players, the results and the history - recollecting those memorable moments and marvelling at the exploits of some of world-famous All Blacks. From the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987, when it was still an amateur game, through to their record-breaking exploits in 2016 at the height of professionalism, the All Blacks have enjoyed one of the highest levels of sporting success in the world. But the modern era is not the whole story.The New Zealand Rugby Companion fills in the essential gaps, provides the historic context and completes the total picture for all rugby lovers. Up to including the 2019.
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            ISBN 9781760790707
            Published AU 4 Nov 2020
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Lofted: Remarkable & Far-flung Adventures for the Modern Golfer

            Lofted: Remarkable & Far-flung Adventures for the Modern Golfer (Hardback)

            By Watt, William

            • RRP: $45.00
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            Lofted puts a new spin on the widely played and loved game of golf - traversing the world in search of authentic golfing experiences.

            ISBN 9781743796191
            Published AU 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Wild Ride: Epic cycling journeys through the heart of Australia

            Wild Ride: Epic cycling journeys through the heart of Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Oakman, Daniel

            • RRP: $34.99
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            This book tells the story of the cyclists who were overcome by the need to venture forth on two wheels; the courageous men and women who undertook some of the most epic bicycle journeys of all time. While many of Australia's bicycle pioneers rode to beat records or be the first, ...others rode for no other reason than to immerse themselves in the wild. They willingly surrendered themselves to their fate in a land at once majestic, magical and hostile. Fortunately for us these bicycle pioneers were not content to merely ride. They wanted to share their experience with other like-minded folk and Australian readers devoured their stories; heady accounts filled with unbridled wonder, drama and derring-do. The journeys retold in this book are a thrilling reminder of a period of exploration largely forgotten in the age of the motorcar. We might simply choose to enjoy these pioneering feats vicariously from the comfort of our armchairs. Or, we might be inspired to venture out on our own pedal powered explorations. At the very least, they will make our excuses to not go for a ride seem rather feeble indeed!
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            ISBN 9781925556841
            Published AU 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            The Ways of the Bushwalker: On foot in Australia
             

            The Ways of the Bushwalker: On foot in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harper, Melissa

            • RRP: $34.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            Australians have always loved to step out in nature, whether off-track or along a marked route. Bushwalking - an organised long-distance walk in rugged terrain that requires maps and camping equipment, or a family day out - is one of our most popular pastimes. This landmark book,... now updated, was the first to delve into its rich and sometimes quirky history. From the earliest days of European settlement, colonists found pleasure in leisurely strolls through the bush, collecting flowers, sketching, bird watching and picnicking. Yet over time, walking for the sake of walking became the dominant motive. Walking clubs proliferated, railways organised mystery hikes attended by thousands, and Paddy Pallin established his equipment business. Bushwalking - serious walking - was invented. Whether you are inclined to put on your walking boots and pack your sleeping bag, or would rather stay in a luxury hut, this sure-footed and witty book reveals how the ordinary act of walking can become extraordinary. '...a splendid social history, one so entertaining and revealing that you wonder why it hasn't been done before.' - Amanda Lohrey 'Slip this book in your swag - and step into adventure.' - Tom Griffiths
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            ISBN 9781742236674
            Published AU 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher NewSouth Publishing
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            Auckland's Best Bush, Coast & City Walks: The Full-Colour Guide to Over 40 Fantastic Walks
              

            Auckland's Best Bush, Coast & City Walks: The Full-Colour Guide to Over 40 Fantastic Walks (Paperback)

            By Fitter, Julian

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Detailed descriptions, clear directions and colour maps help the reader explore Auckland's parks, bushland, coast and beaches, rivers and most interesting urban areas.

            ISBN 9781921874581
            Published AU 15 Apr 2012
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series WOODSLANE WALKING GUIDES
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            Surfari
              

            Surfari (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Baker, Tim

            • RRP: $54.99
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            All surfers dream of shedding responsibilities and answering the siren song of the ocean swells. For most, it is an ideal that recedes as age advances - as family, career and provider commitments overwhelm the wanderlust of youth. But what if you could defy the slow march of age?... Shelve all your worldly pressures, pack up the family and a few trusty surfboards and hit the open road for the Great Australian surfing road trip? Best-selling surf writer Tim Baker is doing just that. Inspired by the dreams of his youth, and in the face of looming middle-age, Baker is embarking on the Big Lap, with his wife Kirsten and two children, Vivi, 8, and Alex, 4. Starting in late January 2011, the family will set out from their home in Currumbin, Queensland, heading south down the east coast. Over the next six to eight months, they will circumnavigate the country, as Baker documents the state of surf culture and our coastline, and the array of colourful characters encountered along the way. Surfari Highway will evoke all the magic and charm, the challenges and perils of the Australian coastline and the curious variety of human sub-species who inhabit it. The result will be a lively, colourful handbook on how to trade your life for another variety, the delights and dangers that lay in wait for those who dare to chase their dreams, and how a family of four survive six months on the road in the close quarters of a four-wheel drive and a caravan. It is a story for anyone who has ever dreamed of an alternative to the busy, micro-scheduled existence of work, school, shopping and housework. It offers vindication for all those Sea Changers and Baby Boomers, mature age longboarders and carefree beachcombers who have heeded the surf's call. And it will provide an inspirational text for every bored office worker, desperate housewife or unfulfilled suburban dad who senses there has to be another way.
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            ISBN 9781864712124
            Published AU 1 Nov 2011
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            No Spin
             

            No Spin (Paperback)

            By Warne, Shane; Nicholas, Mark

            • RRP: $22.99
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            • Pub Date
              18 Aug 20

            Everyone knows the story, or thinks they do. The leg-spinner who rewrote the record books. One of Wisden's five cricketers of the twentieth century. A sporting idol across the globe. A magnet for the tabloids. But the millions of words written and spoken about Shane Warne since h...is explosive arrival on the Test cricket scene in 1992 have only scratched the surface. The real story has remained untold. In No Spin, Shane sets the record straight. From his extraordinary family history to his childhood as a budding Aussie Rules footballer in suburban Melbourne. From the legendary 'Gatting ball' to his history-making 700th Test wicket. From the controversy surrounding the diuretic pill in South Africa to his high-profile relationship with Hollywood star Elizabeth Hurley. Nothing is off limits, and Shane tackles it all with his trademark directness and humour. These days an incisive, charismatic TV commentator and analyst, the 'Sultan of Spin' also lets us in on the mysterious art of leg-spin bowling, revealing the secrets of some of his deadliest deliveries. As Shane says, 'Few batsmen, if any, truly know what I do.' A sporting great, a celebrity, a family man and a self-confessed regular Aussie bloke from the suburbs, in No SpinShane offers a compelling insight into how a boy from Black Rock changed the face of cricket forever.
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            ISBN 9781760899202
            Published AU 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Clearing Boundaries: The Rise of Australian Women's Cricket
             

            Clearing Boundaries: The Rise of Australian Women's Cricket (Hardback)

            By Bollen with Matt Bonser, Fiona

            • RRP: $59.99
            • $59.99
            • Pub Date
              15 Nov 20

            Clearing Boundaries is the first ever coffee-table style book dedicated to women's cricket, and the first literary update on the history of the women's game in Australia for nearly 30 years. The project traces the strong lineage of females in cricket from the 19th century to the ...watershed 2020 T20 World Cup, told largely through the lens of the Australian Women's Cricket Team. Celebrating generations of trailblazers across five distinguishable 'eras' - from foundation to professionalism - Clearing Boundaries curates a collection of short stories covering memorable tours, matches, innings, spells and moments. The highly pictorial book presents over 200 images; many were previously inaccessible to the public, but have been brought back to life by the Bradman Museum's Holman Collection in conjunction with other private collections donated to the Museum. It also features the statistical records of every woman to represent the nation on the cricket field, and a foreword written by arguably Australia's greatest female cricketer, Belinda Clark AO.
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            ISBN 9780958598644
            Published AU 15 Nov 2020
            Publisher Churchill Press
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            Born to Fight: The bestselling story of UFC champion Mark Hunt, the real life Rocky
             

            Born to Fight: The bestselling story of UFC champion Mark Hunt, the real life Rocky (Paperback)

            By Hunt, Mark; Mckelvey, Ben

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            There's more than a few instances in this biography of UFC cult favourite Mark Hunt that make you shake your head in can't-make-this-stuff-up disbelief - Inside Sport A powerful story of sadness, hope, pride, honour and triumph from the real-life Rocky! Raw, confronting and hones...t, UFC champion Mark Hunt's inspiring autobiography shows it is possible to defy the odds and carve a better life. Born into a Mormon Samoan family, Hunt details his harrowing early life, his troubled teen years, and his angry youth with no apparent future. After being plucked from an Auckland street fight and dropped into his first kickboxing bout, Mark went on to achieve unprecedented success in Australian and New Zealand combat sports. In an ongoing career that has spanned the globe, Mark Hunt has been in some of the UFC, Pride and K-1's most memorable battles. But in some ways those fights pale in comparison to that which he has overcome out of the ring and cage. As fearless with his opinions as he is in the Octagon, Mark pulls no punches in revealing the highs and lows of his extraordinary life.
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            ISBN 9780733638800
            Published AU 27 Jun 2017
            Publisher Hachette
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            The Rugby League Book: Records & Stats Trivia

            The Rugby League Book: Records & Stats Trivia (Paperback)

            By Collis, Ian

            • RRP: $14.99
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            Full of rare stats and lists of records, this book covers 110 years of rugby league history. All the great names are here Messenger, Churchill, Raper, Langlands, Gasnier, Fulton, Beetson, Lewis and Johns as well as champion clubs, memorablematches and record-breaking feats.

            ISBN 9781742579740
            Published AU 1 Mar 2017
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
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