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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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              Lost Wonders
               

              Lost Wonders (Paperback)

              By Ell, Sarah; Illustrated by Morris, Phoebe

              • RRP: $19.99
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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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              Hidden Wonders
               

              Hidden Wonders (Hardback)

              By Planet Kids, Lonely

              • RRP: $29.99
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              Take a journey into the unknown and discover the planet's wildest and most wonderful sights. Paddle through the eerie glowworm caves of New Zealand, ride with the wild horses of the Namib desert, and swing off the end of the world in Ecuador. Packed with incredible facts, photos ...and illustrations.
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              ISBN 9781788683258
              Released AU 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Lonely Planet Global Limited
              Interest Age 6-12 years
              Series Lonely Planet Kids
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              Maui's Taonga Tales: A Treasury of Stories from Aotearoa and the Pacific
               

              Maui's Taonga Tales: A Treasury of Stories from Aotearoa and the Pacific (Hardback)

              By Press, Te Papa

              • RRP: $32.99
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              JOIN MAUI AS HE SHARES STORIES FOR TAMARIKI BASED ON TAONGA FROM THE TE PAPA COLLECTION

              ISBN 9780995113626
              Published AU 21 Nov 2019
              Publisher Te Papa Press
              Interest Age Children
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              Mophead: How Your Difference Makes a Difference
               

              Mophead: How Your Difference Makes a Difference (Hardback)

              By Marsh, Selina Tusitala

              • RRP: $27.99
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              A moving graphic memoir of growing up Pasifika in New Zealand, written and illustrated by our fast-talking PI Poet Laureate, Selina Tusitala Marsh.

              ISBN 9781869408985
              Published AU 10 Oct 2019
              Publisher Auckland University Press
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              Encounters with Nature: 53 of the World's Must-See Destinations
               

              Encounters with Nature: 53 of the World's Must-See Destinations (Hardback)

              By Morelli, Gianni

              • RRP: $65.00
              • $65.00
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              Nature is increasingly threatened and desired. The progress of global tourism and easy access to transportation have made the enchanting scenery and unforgettable panoramas found in all corners of the continents that make up our planet, accessible to an ever growing number of peo...ple.
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              ISBN 9788854413467
              Released AU 9 May 2019
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Flag Book
               

              The Flag Book (Hardback)

              By Planet Kids, Lonely

              • RRP: $29.99
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              Did you know that flags are actually pictures that send a message to everyone who sees them? In The Flag Book you'll uncover the hidden meanings of flags - from country and state colours to flags used in sports, on ships and aeroplanes, and by the most dastardly of Caribbean pira...tes.
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              ISBN 9781788683098
              Released AU 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Lonely Planet Global Limited
              Interest Age 6-12 years
              Series Lonely Planet Kids
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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
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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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              Myths and Legends of the World
               

              Myths and Legends of the World (Hardback)

              By Planet Kids, Lonely; Illustrated by Iredale, Julia; By Brydon, Alli

              • RRP: $29.99
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              Get ready to travel through time with 21 dazzling stories of daring and deceit, reward and punishment. Meet gods and goddesses, serpents, coyotes, talking fish and clever spiders, and discover different versions of how the world began. This beautifully illustrated book features v...ibrant myths and epic legends told in countries around the world.
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              ISBN 9781788683074
              Released AU 1 Nov 2019
              Publisher Lonely Planet Global Limited
              Interest Age 6-12 years
              Series Lonely Planet Kids
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