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              Kuwi & Friends Maori Picture Dictionary: He Papakupu Whakaahua: 2020: 1
                

              Kuwi & Friends Maori Picture Dictionary: He Papakupu Whakaahua: 2020: 1 (Hardback)

              Illustrated by Quin, Kat; Translated by Papa, Pania

              • RRP: $32.99
              • $26.39
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              Beginners Maori Language Picture Dictionary, for the Whole Family. From the #1 bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi series, Kat Merewether, comes a large scale, stunningly illustrated visual dictionary. Full of over 1000 basic words in te reo ...Maori and English, perfect for every New Zealander.
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              ISBN 9780994136497
              Published AU 20 Jan 2020
              Publisher Illustrated Publishing
              Interest Age 2-6 years
              Series Kuwi and Friends
              Language (Maori)
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              Life as a Casketeer: What the Business of Death Can Teach the Living
               

              Life as a Casketeer: What the Business of Death Can Teach the Living (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Tipene, Francis; Tipene, Kaiora

              • RRP: $36.99
              • $27.74
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              A celebration of life and death. A book to make you laugh and cry. A deep, funny and personal story about the lives of New Zealand's favourite undertakers, Francis and Kaiora Tipene. Born and raised in Northland, the married couple and parents to five boys now star in the third s...eries of their own reality television show The Casketeers, a show about day-to-day life (and death) at their Auckland funeral business, Tipene Funerals. This is Francis and Kaiora's story, a story about a modest yet richly cultural Maori upbringing in the communities of Pawarenga and Kaitaia, the trials and tribulations of their love and marriage, the joy of raising five sons, and the dedication and mahi required to grow a business. It's also a book about traditions of tangihanga, tikanga Maori and Polynesian ways of morning the dead. Inspirational, hilarious, and wise: this is a book to make you see dying, grief and remembrance in a totally new light.
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              ISBN 9781775541486
              Published AU 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Boys in the Waka Ama
               

              The Boys in the Waka Ama (Paperback)

              By Belcher, Angie; Illustrated by Tipuna, Debbie

              • RRP: $14.99
              • $11.24
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              "Tahi, rua, toru, wha! Hoea to waka! Meet the team of boys who are training hard for the big competition in this exciting story about waka ama racing!"--Publisher information.

              ISBN 9780143774297
              Published AU 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 3-7 years
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              TE RATAKA a Tama Hungoingoi (2) Ko Rodrick kei Runga: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2) te reo Maori edition
               

              TE RATAKA a Tama Hungoingoi (2) Ko Rodrick kei Runga: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2) te reo Maori edition (Paperback)

              By Kinney, Jeff

              • RRP: $14.99
              • $11.24
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              "Whatever you do, don't ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer holidays, because he definitely doesn't want to talk about it. As Greg enters the new school year, he's eager to put the past three months behind him... and one event in particular. Unfortunately for Greg, his older... brother Rodrick knows all about the incident. And secrets have a way of getting out... especially when a diary is involved"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780143774693
              Published AU 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 9-12 years
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              The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it
               

              The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it (Hardback)

              By Procter, Alice

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $29.99
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              If you think art history has to be pale, male and stale - think again.

              ISBN 9781788401555
              Released AU 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Potiki
                

              Potiki (Paperback)

              By Grace, Patricia

              • RRP: $27.99
              • $22.39
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              It is a time of fear and confusion. Dramatic events threaten the marae. Potiki is Patricia Grace's best-selling novel about a coastal community in danger. It is a work of spellbinding power that weaves myths of older times into the political realities of today.

              ISBN 9780241413555
              Released AU 27 Feb 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Modern Classics
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              Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific
               

              Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific (Paperback)

              By Thompson, Christina

              • RRP: $24.99
              • $18.74
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              `Wonderfully researched and beautifully written' Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan `Succeeds in conjuring a lost world' Dava Sobel, author of Longitude `Fascinating and satisfying' Simon Winchester, author of The Map that Changed the World For more than a millennium, Polynesians ...have occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, a vast triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island. Until the arrival of European explorers they were the only people to have ever lived there. Both the most closely related and the most widely dispersed people in the world before the era of mass migration, Polynesians can trace their roots to a group of epic voyagers who ventured out into the unknown in one of the greatest adventures in human history. How did the earliest Polynesians find and colonise these far-flung islands? How did a people without writing or metal tools conquer the largest ocean in the world? This conundrum, which came to be known as the Problem of Polynesian Origins, emerged in the eighteenth century as one of the great geographical mysteries of mankind. For Christina Thompson, this mystery is personal: her Maori husband and their sons descend directly from these ancient navigators. In Sea People, Thompson explores the fascinating story of these ancestors, as well as those of the many sailors, linguists, archaeologists, folklorists, biologists and geographers who have puzzled over this history for three hundred years. A masterful mix of history, geography, anthropology, and the science of navigation, Sea People is a vivid tour of one of the most captivating regions in the world.
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              ISBN 9780008339050
              Released AU 30 Jan 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Whole Picture
               

              The Whole Picture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Procter, Alice

              • RRP: $32.99
              • $24.74
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              If you think art history has to be pale, male and stale - think again.

              ISBN 9781788401562
              Released AU 10 Mar 2020
              Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Children in Child Health: Negotiating Young Lives and Health in New Zealand
                

              The Children in Child Health: Negotiating Young Lives and Health in New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Spray, Julie

              • Imp. $105.99
              • $105.99
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              A journey into the lives of children coping in a world compromised by poverty and inequality, The Children in Child Health challenges the invisibility of children's perspectives in health policy and argues that paying attention to what children do is critical for understanding th...e practical and policy implications of these experiences.
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              ISBN 9781978809307
              Released AU 30 Mar 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies
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              Feminist Judgments of Aotearoa New Zealand: Te Rino: A Two-Stranded Rope
                

              Feminist Judgments of Aotearoa New Zealand: Te Rino: A Two-Stranded Rope (Paperback)

              Edited by McDonald, Elisabeth; Powell, Rhonda; Stephens, Mamari; Hunter, Rosemary

              • RRP: $211.50
              • $211.50
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              This edited collection asks how key New Zealand judgments might read if they were written by a feminist judge. Feminist judging is an emerging critical legal approach that works within the confines of common law legal method to challenge the myth of judicial neutrality and illust...rate how the personal experiences and perspectives of judges may influence the reasoning and outcome of their decisions. Uniquely, this book includes a set of cases employing an approach based on mana wahine, the use of Maori values that recognise the complex realities of Maori women's lives. Through these feminist and mana wahine judgments, it opens possibilities of more inclusive judicial decision making for the future. 'This project stops us in our tracks and asks us: how could things have been different? At key moments in our legal history, what difference would it have made if feminist judges had been at the tiller? By doing so, it raises a host of important questions. What does it take to be a feminist judge? Would we want our judges to be feminists and if so why? Is there a uniquely female perspective to judging?' Professor Claudia Geiringer, Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington 'With this book, some of our leading jurists expose the biases and power structures that underpin legal rules and the interpretation of them. Some also give voice to mana wahine perspectives on and about the law that have become invisible over time, perpetuating the impacts of colonialism and patriarchy combined on Maori women. I hope this book will be a catalyst for our nation to better understand and then seek to ameliorate these impacts.' Dr Claire Charters, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Auckland 'The work is highly illuminating and is critical to the development of our legal system ... It is crucial, not only for legal education, so that students of the law open their minds to the different ways legal problems can be conceptualised and decided. It is also crucial if we are
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              ISBN 9781509936960
              Released AU 19 Mar 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Availability
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