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              This area features titles by New Zealand, Australian or Pasifika authors or publishers. It also contains titles from around the world with a uniquely New Zealand, Australian and Pasifika perspective. This in-depth coverage includes material supplied by mainstream publishers, small specialist/niche publishers and self-published authors. View our recently added titles.

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              Lost Wonders
               

              Lost Wonders (Paperback)

              By Ell, Sarah; Illustrated by Morris, Phoebe

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $14.99
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              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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              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
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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
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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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              Zac Langdon Pole's Art Journey: Constellations
               

              Zac Langdon Pole's Art Journey: Constellations (Paperback)

              • RRP: $59.99
              • $59.99
              • Pre Release Local

              TheBMW Art Journey is a joint initiative of Art Basel and BMW that offers artists an opportunity to undertake a journey of creative discovery to a destination of their own choosing. Like a mobile studio, the BMW Art Journey can take an artist to almost anywhere in the world-to es...tablish contacts, to forge perspectives, to envision and create new work. The BMW Art Journey is open to artists exhibited in the Discoveries sector of Art Basel in Hong Kong. Zac Langdon-Pole's journey Sutures of the Skyhas taken him across a world that humans and birds have been navigating through millennia. He followed the flight paths of birds like the white stork or the arctic tern, traveling along the earth's axis where the Northern and Southern Hemispheres' summers intersect. Migrating birds cover some of the longest distances traveled by any living being. Their routes have guided the Polynesian pathfinders across the seas. Inspired by this ancient celestial tracing, the artist questions the position of humans as the center of the world. Weaving through Central Europe, Southern Africa, and the Pacific Islands of Samoa and Hawaii, he seeks to understand how culture intersects with the science of celestial mapping-and from there flows into larger existential inquiries about who we are and how we are situated in the world.
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              ISBN 9783775746243
              Released AU 15 May 2020
              Publisher Hatje Cantz
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series BMW Art Journey
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              The Undertaker's Apprentice
                 

              The Undertaker's Apprentice (Paperback)

              By Oliver, Geraldine

              • Imp. $36.50
              • $36.50
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              Dartel was going to be an AB*, a living legend, until the accident that killed his best mate Peejay. Peejay's death changed everything. Dartel found himself working for the undertaker who took charge of Peejay's funeral.

              ISBN 9781784655211
              Released AU 30 Apr 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Fire Thief
                

              Fire Thief (Hardback)

              By Bokur, Debra

              • RRP: $44.99
              • $35.99
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              • Internationally sourced

              The scenery may be beautiful, but dangerous secrets are buried beneath paradise in this first thriller featuring Maui detective Kali Mahoe. Under a promising morning sky, police captain Walter Alaka'i makes a tragic discovery: the body of a teenage surfer bobbing among the lava r...ocks of Maui's southeastern shore. It appears to be an ill-fated accident, but closer inspection reveals something far more sinister than the results of a savage wave gone wrong. Now that Alaka'i is looking at a homicide, he solicits the help of his niece, Detective Kali Mahoe. The granddaughter of one of Hawaii's most respected spiritual leaders, and on the transcendent path to becoming a kahu herself, Kali sees evidence of a strange ritual murder. The suspicion is reinforced by a rash of sightings of a noppera-bo--a faceless and malicious spirit many believe to be more than superstition. When a grisly sacrifice is left on the doorstep of a local, and another body washes ashore, Kali fears that the deadly secret ceremonies on Maui are just beginning. To uncover a motive and find the killer, Kali leans on her skills at logic and detection. But she must also draw on her own personal history with the uncanny legends of the islands. Now, as the skies above Maui grow darker, and as she balances reason and superstition, Kali can only wonder: Who'll be the next to die? And who--or what--is she even on the trail of?
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              ISBN 9781496727725
              Released AU 26 May 2020
              Publisher Kensington Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series A Dark Paradise Mystery
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              Around the World in 80 Tales
               

              Around the World in 80 Tales (Paperback)

              By Pirotta, Saviour

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $15.99
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              A stunning storytelling journey across six continents, with beautifully illustrated tales from 80 different cultures.

              ISBN 9780753444993
              Released AU 14 May 2020
              Publisher Kingfisher Books Ltd
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              Women with Silver Wings: The Untold Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II
                

              Women with Silver Wings: The Untold Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II (Hardback)

              By Landdeck, Katherine Sharp

              • RRP: $53.50
              • $42.80
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              The thrilling true story of the daring female aviators who helped the United States win World War II--only to be forgotten by the country they served. When Japanese planes executed a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Cornelia Fort was already in the air. At twenty-tw...o, Cornelia had escaped Nashville's debutante scene for a fresh start as a flight instructor in Hawaii. She and her student were in the middle of their lesson when the bombs began to fall, and they barely made it back to ground that morning. Still, when the U.S. Army Air Forces put out a call for women pilots to aid the war effort, Cornelia was one of the first to respond. She became one of just over 1,100 women from across the nation to make it through the Army's rigorous selection process and earn her silver wings. In The Women with Silver Wings, historian Katherine Sharp Landdeck introduces us to these young women as they meet even-tempered, methodical Nancy Love and demanding visionary Jacqueline Cochran, the trailblazing pilots who first envisioned sending American women into the air, and whose rivalry would define the Women Airforce Service Pilots. For women like Cornelia, it was a chance to serve their country--and to prove that women aviators were just as skilled and able as men. While not authorized to serve in combat, the WASP helped train male pilots for service abroad and ferried bombers and pursuits across the country. Thirty-eight of them would not survive the war. But even taking into account these tragic losses, Love and Cochran's social experiment seemed to be a resounding success--until, with the tides of war turning and fewer male pilots needed in Europe, Congress clipped the women's wings. The program was disbanded, the women sent home. But the bonds they'd forged never failed, and over the next few decades, they came together to fight for recognition as the military veterans they were--and for their place in history.
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              ISBN 9781524762810
              Released AU 21 Apr 2020
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Surf-side Eating: Relaxed Recipes Inspired by Coastal Living
               

              Surf-side Eating: Relaxed Recipes Inspired by Coastal Living (Hardback)

              By Small, Ryland Peters &; Ryland Peters & Small

              • RRP: $42.99
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              Whether you're chasing a wave, reaching for an endless summer or simply answering the call of the ocean, this book of bright and fresh recipes perfectly captures the spirit of the surf.

              ISBN 9781788792073
              Released AU 5 May 2020
              Publisher Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Niuean: Predicates and Arguments in an Isolating Language
               

              Niuean: Predicates and Arguments in an Isolating Language (Hardback)

              By Massam, Diane

              • RRP: $143.99
              • $143.99
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              This volume explores predication in Niuean, an endangered Polynesian language spoken on the island of Niue and in New Zealand. It extends our understanding of cross-linguistic sentence structure and grammatical case, and will be of interest to scholars in the fields of Austronesi...an linguistics, typology, and theoretical linguistics.
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              ISBN 9780198793557
              Released AU 9 Apr 2020
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Oxford Studies of Endangered Languages
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