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              Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader
                

              Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chapman, Madeleine

              • RRP: $34.99
              • $26.24
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              • Pub Date
                30 Mar 20

              Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern is a leader for a new generation, one tired of inertia in the face of pressing issues such as climate change, immigration and the rise of far-right terrorism. Ardern was catapulted onto the international stage with her grace and compas...sion following the Christchurch mosque shooting. Oprah Winfrey invited us to 'channel our inner Jacindas' as praise for Ardern flooded headlines and social media. The world's youngest female head of government, and only the second elected world leader to give birth while in office, Ardern describes herself as a progressive and a social democrat. In this revealing biography, journalist Madeleine Chapman discovers the woman behind the headlines. Politically engaged from an early age, Ardern has encountered her fair share of sexism, but rather than let that harden her she advocates 'rising above' critics. In her first press conference, she announced an election campaign of 'relentless positivity'. The tactic was a resounding success- donations poured in and Labour rebounded in the polls. But can Ardern live up to her promise? What does her new style of leadership look like in practice? And what can we learn from the world's reaction to this inspiring leader?
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              ISBN 9781760641818
              Published AU 30 Mar 2020
              Publisher Black Inc
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Jacaranda House
                

              The Jacaranda House (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Challinor, Deborah

              • RRP: $32.99
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              • Pub Date
                20 Apr 20

              Bestselling author Deborah Challinor returns with a spellbinding novel about a woman living in Sydney's notorious King's Cross in 1964. Polly Manaia is living in Sydney's notorious Kings Cross, working as an exotic dancer. She's desperate to bring her young daughter to live with ...her, but beneath her brash confidence lie dark secrets which threaten to drag her under. Gina is excited to live with her mum again. She's mature for an eleven-year-old, but can this young girl cope with Polly's demons? Rhoda and Star, transgender performers and Polly's flatmates, bring stability to Polly and Gina's lives. Yet this unlikely little family will find themselves threatened in more ways than one. The Jacaranda House is a fascinating portrayal of a shifting society and a beautiful portrait of motherhood and identity. 'Australia's answer to Philippa Gregory' Brisbane Times 'A meticulously researched and compellingly readable story injected with heart and humour, From the Ashes is perfect for fans of Fiona McIntosh and Kate Furnivall. A five-star read' Better Reading
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              ISBN 9781775541639
              Published AU 20 Apr 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Restless Years
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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
              • $26.99
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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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              Tiny Pieces of Us
                

              Tiny Pieces of Us (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pellegrino, Nicky

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $22.49
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              • Pub Date
                31 Mar 20

              My heart is less than 1% of my body, it weighs hardly anything; it's only a tiny piece of me, yet it's the part Helen finds most interesting. . .Once it was inside her body, a tiny piece of the son she gave birth to. Now her boy is gone and his heart is keeping me alive. Born wit...h a heart defect, Vivienne Clark's life was saved by a transplant. Now a journalist, she doesn't allow herself to think about the donor, the boy who died so she could live; she can't bear to. Then she meets his mother, Helen, who wants something in return for Vivi's second-heart heart: her help to find all the other people who have tiny pieces of her son. She needs to meet them, to speak to them, in order to make sense of her own loss - to be sure that they deserve the precious gifts they were given. Reluctantly drawn into Helen's mission, Vivi agrees to trace the other recipients. One by one she brings together a small group of strangers, united by a single experience. As their lives begin to intertwine - growing close, becoming friends, enemies, even lovers - Vivi finds herself at the centre of a new kind of family, a tiny little piece of a whole. And through the fresh joys, and deep sadness, which all their stories bring, Vivi discovers that she might just be braver than she ever imagined...
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              ISBN 9781869713850
              Published AU 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Kiwi
                 

              Kiwi (Hardback)

              By Isern, Susanna; Illustrated by Luciana, Rebeca

              • RRP: $33.50
              • $33.50
              • Pub Date
                1 Mar 20

              A kiwi paired with a rather rare bird create this beautifully illustrated story that speaks to the importance of differences between people.

              ISBN 9788416566938
              Released AU 1 Mar 2020
              Publisher La Fragatina
              Interest Age Children
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              Taking the Lead: How Jacinda Ardern Wowed the World
                

              Taking the Lead: How Jacinda Ardern Wowed the World (Hardback)

              By Hill, David; Illustrated by Morris, Phoebe

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $14.99
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              • Pub Date
                3 Mar 20

              "An inspiring illustrated story for children about Jacinda Ardern, and her meteoric rise to become the worlds youngest female leader"--Publisher information.

              ISBN 9780143774518
              Published AU 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 5-10 years
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              Urban Oasis: Tranquil Outdoor Spaces at Home
                

              Urban Oasis: Tranquil Outdoor Spaces at Home (Hardback)

              By Gross, Rebecca

              • RRP: $91.50
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              • Pub Date
                1 May 20

              Urban Oasis is a journey through the private havens found in some of the world's busiest cities, where ingenious design offers a place among the high rise buildings to relax and entertain.

              ISBN 9781864708417
              Published AU 1 May 2020
              Publisher Images Publishing Group Pty Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Art Deco Traveller: A Guide To Australia & New Zealand
                 

              Art Deco Traveller: A Guide To Australia & New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Davidson, Genista

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $29.99
              • Pub Date
                28 Feb 20

              Illustrated travel guide to Australia and New Zealand's Art Deco locations and architectural treasures: monuments, hotels, restaurants, theatres, lidos, bars and cinemas.

              ISBN 9780993414626
              Released AU 28 Feb 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Art Deco Traveller
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              Kia Kaha: Together Standing Strong
                

              Kia Kaha: Together Standing Strong (Paperback)

              By Pitman-Hayes, June; Illustrated by Stapleton, Minky; Translated by Roberts, Ngaere; Assisted by Terei, Pio

              • RRP: $17.99
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              • Pub Date
                1 Mar 20

              "From singer-songwriter June Pitman-Hayes comes this rousing and fortifying new waiata for Kiwi children from all backgrounds. This heart-warming story and song celebrates the strength in community"--Publisher information.

              ISBN 9781775436225
              Published AU 1 Mar 2020
              Publisher Scholastic
              Interest Age 0-5 years
              Language (Maori)
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              Lost Wonders
                

              Lost Wonders (Paperback)

              By Ell, Sarah; Illustrated by Morris, Phoebe

              • RRP: $19.99
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              • Pub Date
                3 Mar 20

              The stories of these fascinating creatures - birds, insects, reptiles and plants - are told in an entertaining and accessible style, drawing on first-hand accounts and supported with useful illustrations. It draws on accounts of their demise, and of the social climate in New Zeal...and in which these extinctions occurred. Illustrated with line drawings by Phoebe Morris, and written in a relatable style, this is perfect for 8-12 year olds, telling true stories about the species and the people involved in their extinction and/or recovery. Featured species include those which are long gone - New Zealand's dinosaurs, penguins and pelicans, and the giant gecko; extinctions since the human habitation of New Zealand, including the moa, piopio, huia and laughing owl, and native fish the grayling; species which were lost and found - the takahe, taiko, Tecomanthe speciosa and the weevils of Canterbury; and those at risk of extinction and how it came to this - kakapo, kaki, Maui's dolphin, kauri and whitebait.
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              ISBN 9781988547442
              Published AU 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children
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