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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
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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

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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
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            Rough Habit: An Unlikely Champion
             

            Rough Habit: An Unlikely Champion (Paperback)

            By Linnett, Ken

            • RRP: $24.99
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            Rough Habit An Unlikely Champion is a tale that captures the essence of horse racing - from dreaming to inspiration, to luck good and bad, to fortunes and reputations made. It's the story not just of an unexpected champion horse, but of those who took him to greatness. Rough Habi...t is one in the long line of New Zealand-bred champions who have crossed the Tasman and become dominant figures in Australian racing - think Rising Fast, Redcraze, Kiwi, Bonecrusher and Sunline. Like so many before him, Rough Habit came from humble beginnings, bred as little more than a hobby, via a free service, to an unfashionable imported sire, Rough Cast, from the unraced mare Certain Habit. The resultant colt's stature suggested that the experiment was doomed to fail. His breeder, Isabell Roddick, said of Rough Habit, the foal: He was...probably not the best looking, but I didn't think he was as hideous as he's been made out to be. He was a very small horse. But looks don't tell you if they're going to win a race. Win races he did, 11 of them at Group 1 level, behind only the mighty Sunline for wins at the highest level. He became a cult hero in Brisbane, winning two Stradbroke Handicaps and a record three Doomben Cups. Telling his story in full for the first time is Ken Linnett, winner of the 2018 Bill Whittaker Award for the best book on horse racing in Australia and New Zealand, for his story on Tulloch, the champion of the 1950s and '60s. Linnett has applied the same forensic attention that made Tulloch such a critical and commercial success, to the story of Rough Habit.
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            ISBN 9781743796597
            Published AU 1 May 2020
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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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
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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

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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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            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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            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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            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

            • RRP: $22.99
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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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            101 Great Rugby League Players
             

            101 Great Rugby League Players (Hardback)

            By Collis, Ian; Whiticker, Alan

            • RRP: $49.99
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            Suitable for fans of Rugby League, this title brings together the greatest heroes of the sport throughout its history, with detailed and entertaining player-career overviews featuring superb photographs (including rare historical shots) as well as player statistics. Contains nume...rous profiles of New Zealanders
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            ISBN 9781742571324
            Published AU 1 Jul 2012
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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