Tene Waitere of Ngati Tarawhai (1854-1931) was the most innovative Maori carver of his time; his works reached global audiences decades before the globalization of culture became a fashionable topic. Rauru is the highlight of a famous anthropological museum in Germany. Hinemihi, the carved house featured in one section of this book, sheltered survivors of the Tarawera eruption in 1886 before being removed to the park of an English country house.

Tene Waitere of Ngati Tarawhai (1854-1931) was the most innovative Maori carver of his time; his works reached global audiences decades before the globalization of culture became a fashionable topic. Rauru is the highlight of a famous anthropological museum in Germany. Hinemihi, the carved house featured in one section of this book, sheltered survivors of the Tarawera eruption in 1886 before being removed to the park of an English country house.

The first 10 Dominican sisters arrived in Dunedin in 1871. The congregation expanded rapidly, establishing schools throughout Otago and Southland, and eventually reaching as far north as Auckland. For most of their first century in New Zealand the Dominican sisters were teaching nuns, living in large enclosed convents cut off from the outside world. In the mid-1960s the Second Vatican Council ushered in a period of radical change.

The first 10 Dominican sisters arrived in Dunedin in 1871. The congregation expanded rapidly, establishing schools throughout Otago and Southland, and eventually reaching as far north as Auckland. For most of their first century in New Zealand the Dominican sisters were teaching nuns, living in large enclosed convents cut off from the outside world. In the mid-1960s the Second Vatican Council ushered in a period of radical change.

Hit & run : the New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the meaning of honour

Hit & run : the New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the meaning of honour

"By any measure, New Zealand must confront monumental issues in the years ahead. From the future of work to climate change, wealth inequality to new populism -- these challenges are complex and even unprecedented. Yet why does New Zealand's political discussion seem so diminished, and our political imagination unequal to the enormity of these issues?

"By any measure, New Zealand must confront monumental issues in the years ahead. From the future of work to climate change, wealth inequality to new populism -- these challenges are complex and even unprecedented. Yet why does New Zealand's political discussion seem so diminished, and our political imagination unequal to the enormity of these issues?

This is a story about the simple life on an isolated island; a story about two remarkable women and how they forged their careers in a remote place; a story of community and the births and deaths that shape the ups and downs of that community; a classic story of making do and overcoming adversity; and a story of hope and new life.

This is a story about the simple life on an isolated island; a story about two remarkable women and how they forged their careers in a remote place; a story of community and the births and deaths that shape the ups and downs of that community; a classic story of making do and overcoming adversity; and a story of hope and new life.

Can You Tolerate This? is a collection of twenty-one personal essays by Ashleigh Young. In this spirited and singular book, Young roams freely from preoccupation to preoccupation - Hamilton's nineties music scene, family histories, a boy with a rare skeletal disease, a stone-collecting French postman...

"Can You Tolerate This?" by Ashleigh Young. 2017 Winner - Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction. Also, winner of a Windham-Campbell Prize at Yale University. A collection of twenty-one personal essays.

Gordon Ell has built up a wealth of knowledge on the subject since his Encouraging Birds in the New Zealand Garden was published in 1981 (and went on to reprint 11 times). In this highly practical new hardback book, which includes beautiful bird and nature photography by Geoff Moon and others, enticing birds, lizards, butterflies and other animals into your backyard is made simpler than ever

Gordon Ell has built up a wealth of knowledge on the subject since his Encouraging Birds in the New Zealand Garden was published in 1981 (and went on to reprint 11 times). In this highly practical new hardback book, which includes beautiful bird and nature photography by Geoff Moon and others, enticing birds, lizards, butterflies and other animals into your backyard is made simpler than ever

Drawing on Maori writers and sources and not just on earlier Pakeha scholars, this book re-examines some fundamental questions. Ballara's fascinating new analysis is of vital importance at a time when issues of Maori land loss and redress are being debated in the public arena.

Drawing on Maori writers and sources and not just on earlier Pakeha scholars, this book re-examines some fundamental questions. Ballara's fascinating new analysis is of vital importance at a time when issues of Maori land loss and redress are being debated in the public arena.

It was one of the most violent earthquakes ever felt. Arriving by stealth after midnight on November 14, the Kaikōura magnitude 7.8 and its aftershocks shook New Zealand's heartland to its core and created a damage zone of epic proportions. Capturing the drama as it unfolded, Surviving 7.8 is a tough but fascinating study in resilience.

It was one of the most violent earthquakes ever felt. Arriving by stealth after midnight on November 14, the Kaikōura magnitude 7.8 and its aftershocks shook New Zealand's heartland to its core and created a damage zone of epic proportions. Capturing the drama as it unfolded, Surviving 7.8 is a tough but fascinating study in resilience.

Go behind the scenes with the world's most successful sports team.This is a complete history of the All Blacks told by the players themselves. From the legendary 1905 "Originals" to Richie McCaw's record-breaking back-to-back World Cup champions of 2015, this is the history of the All Blacks as they have never been seen before.

Go behind the scenes with the world’s most successful sports team. This is a complete history of the All Blacks told by the players themselves.

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