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            Nga Aro-Takaro: 100 Maori Games Artefacts
              

            Nga Aro-Takaro: 100 Maori Games Artefacts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brown, Harko; Brown, Yves

            • RRP: $18.50
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            Aro-takaro are the 'face' of traditional Maori games. They are the iconic implements associated with indigenous games practices, rituals and protocols. A testament to their prolific ancient uses are the numerous games artefacts, vividly etched in millennia-old cave paintings, all... over Aotearoa/NZ. Aro-takaro were spiritually conceived from the environment by villagers and perfected as social and educational tools by tohunga, the intellectual giants of the day, known as Hohou-Rongo - revered games artisans and peace-makers. The Hohou-Rongo utilised aro-takaro as mechanisms for peace, enjoyment, social bonding and in education to make their tribespeople resilient and adaptive. Each of the 100 aro-takaro within this volume is illustrated, has a description of the materials it is made from and activities that it is synonymous with. The reader will immediately be able to visit their sacred forests, and with due reverence, identify resources with which to make aro-takaro. These artefacts are as diverse as parahirahi (games sandals) & pikipotae (peace headdresses), equipment for hakura & matamatarongo protocols ( peace dances) and ki (balls), pona (knots) and perepere (games pieces). Here then is a cultural resource which can link educationalists with some of the aro-takaro technologies, conservation practices and beliefs of our forebears.
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            ISBN 9780473468798
            Published AU 21 Sep 2019
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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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 Apr 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 Apr 2020
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Riding With Giants

            Riding With Giants (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Holmes a Court, Peter

            • RRP: $34.99
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            In 2011, international businessman Peter Holmes Court left the executive world and found himself living deep in rural France with only his seven-year-old twin girls for company. Peter was struggling as a single father in a foreign country - unsettled by the sudden move away from ...a traditional job, and completely baffled by the society around him. His only plan- to ride L'Etape du Tour, the challenging amateur leg of the Tour de France. In an effort to find some new friends in the community - and a bike for the race - he discovered the region's small bicycle factory. He was soon spending his days there- photographing his custom bike being built, meeting the locals, and learning about the rich traditions of artisan craftsmanship. Trying to enjoy the simple things and become a better father, Peter slowed down, and started to reflect seriously on history, industry and the structure of our modern economy. He and his daughters finally began to put down roots and understand the beauty and calm of a small-scale existence - and a very different approach to excellence and the well-lived life. This is one man's compelling, informative and funny story about the wisdom of children, the nature of work today, and the science of bicycles.
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            ISBN 9780670077946
            Published AU 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Complete History of Rugby World Cup
             

            A Complete History of Rugby World Cup (Paperback)

            By Peatey, Lance; Foreword by Eales, John

            • RRP: $35.00
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            From modest beginnings in 1987, the Rugby World Cup now has the alluring aura that inspires everything a rugby country can muster. It is all or nothing, and their goal is plain and simple.

            ISBN 9781742578484
            Published AU 1 Dec 2015
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Tasman Cup 1964-1975: A Celebration of Australian and New Zealand Motor Sport's Greatest Era
              

            Tasman Cup 1964-1975: A Celebration of Australian and New Zealand Motor Sport's Greatest Era (Hardback)

            By Loxley, Tony

            • RRP: $168.99
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            The Tasman Cup, a celebration of Australian and New Zealand Motor Sport's Greatest Era... and the book that's taken nearly 3 years to compile. 500 pages hardbound, over 900 hi-quality images and 40 'first person' memories from many of the greatest drivers in world motor racing h...istory, makes this book a treasure-trove for any motor sport fan. Forewords by Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Jackie Stewart and Warwick Brown.
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            ISBN 9780980858969
            Published AU 15 Aug 2015
            Publisher Full Throttle Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Definitive Bucket List: Travel Experiences in Australia and New Zealand for the Best Years of Your Life
             

            The Definitive Bucket List: Travel Experiences in Australia and New Zealand for the Best Years of Your Life (Hardback)

            By Atkinson, Lee

            • RRP: $45.00
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            The ideal gift or self-purchase for 50+ travellers with more time and money to explore our corner of the globe.

            ISBN 9781741175745
            Published AU 4 Nov 2019
            Publisher Explore Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Slow Travel: Reconnecting with the World at Your Own Pace

            Slow Travel: Reconnecting with the World at Your Own Pace (Hardback)

            By Watson, Penny

            • RRP: $50.00
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            A motivational and inspirational book for those seeking to reconnect with the world through leisurely travel.

            ISBN 9781741176674
            Published AU 1 Dec 2019
            Publisher Explore Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Phar Lap: The Story of Australia's Greatest Ever Racehorse

            Phar Lap: The Story of Australia's Greatest Ever Racehorse (Paperback)

            By Armstrong, Geoff; Thompson, Peter

            • RRP: $34.99
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            Phar Lap remains our greatest, most controversial and most iconic racehorse. In this revised and updated edition, the authors compare Phar Lap and Winx, the two Immortals, from every angle, setting up the ultimate match race.

            ISBN 9780994500892
            Published AU 29 Oct 2019
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Australia's Best 100 Walks
             

            Australia's Best 100 Walks (Paperback)

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $39.99
            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            There are so many incredible walks in Australia but how do you know which are the best ones? Our free time is precious and few people have the time to survey a range of walks - it can years to find a handful of good ones. Over 150 issues and 33 years Australian Geographic has exp...lored Australian landscapes. Our editors, writers and photographers have the energy, expertise and contacts to know where all the most exciting and exhilarating walks are to be found. In this much anticipated book, we reveal our best 100 with detailed descriptions and stunning photography to inspire both walkers and armchair travellers. The Australian Geographic guide to Australia's Best 100 Walks will have walkers itching to lace their boots up with this showcase of the sheer beauty and diversity of our landscapes and wildlife. With this book, walkers can set out knowing they're going to have an incredible day outdoors. A great walk can be an exhilarating experience that will stay with you forever. Perhaps you're stirred by endless mountain views or soothed by stepping into a living green cathedral. Maybe the challenge drives you harder and farther than you thought possible. Sometimes you'll find yourself in the presence of a rare creature and feel a jolt of connection. There's always magic to be found when walking but the very best walks will do all of these things. Fortunately, Australia is full of extraordinary walks - here's our collection of the best to be found in every corner of this country.
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            ISBN 9781925847697
            Published AU 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Wrath
             

            Wrath (Paperback)

            By Davies, Anne

            • RRP: $27.50
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            A meaty, challenging book for teenage boys. Luca has been sent to a juvenile detention centre for the murder of his parents and no one knows why he did it.

            ISBN 9780987607737
            Published AU 5 Jul 2014
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
            Interest Age 8-12 years
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