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 NZ Reference

The story of how James Cook charted Aotearoa New Zealand, lavishly produced and richly illustrated.
Since it was published by the Admiralty in 1816, James Cook's chart of New Zealand has long been regarded as one of the most extraordinar... read more

First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand

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 NZ Pictorial

Series:The Little Yellow Digger
Reading Level:3-7

The popular little digger is brought in to dig a new swimming pool at the local primary school. This time it is the little digger that causes problems, hitting a water main and causing the school to close for the afternoon. Suggested level: junior, primary.

The Little Yellow Digger Goes to School

New Zealand women have published poetry for over 150 years. In this landmark book, poet and anthologist Paula Green celebrates and makes connections between 201 of them, from emerging poets and those who are household names to those who have slipped f... read more

Wild Honey: Reading New Zealand Women's Poetry

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 NZ Pictorial

The #1 bestseller and viral internet sensation picture book, now with a Wonky Donkey toy! In this very funny, cumulative song, each page tells us something new about the donkey until we end up with a spunky, hanky-panky cranky stinky dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wo... read more

The Wonky Donkey Plush Box Set

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 NZ Pictorial

Series:The Invincibles

Tana, Scotty, Zinnia, Andrea and Muzza have a giant problem on their hands–their superpowers have short-circuited and they've been transformed into itty-bitty-sized Invincibles!Can the fearless footy heroes survive the field of doom and outwit Tricky Ricky an... read more

Short Circuit (#2 The Invincibles)

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 NZ History

Auckland is at a turning point. At current growth rates it will pass two million
people sometime during the decade beginning 2022, at which point social and
infrastructure problems will begin to compound.
This book is for two groups of people: new residents ... read more

Turning Point Auckland

First published in 1958, this is the classic collection of myths relating to that cradle of Maori culture, Rotorua - with relevance across New Zealand Rotorua is one of New Zealand's most visited cities. It is impossible to avoid the area's Maori history and, in... read more

Legends of Rotorua And The Hot Lakes

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 NZ Reference

For anyone who finds satisfaction in doing things with their own two hands, How To Do Things delivers advice on accomplishing projects big and small around the house, garden, and farm. Written by gardeners, farmers, and craftsman, with original text and illustrations from th... read more

How To Do Things

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 NZ Pictorial

By the Sea features more than 50unique properties throughout theworld that have their footprints onsome of the world's most wonderfulbeaches. Featuring a mix of residentialhomes, hotels, restaurants and cafes,each property has been carefullyselected for its aesthetic value, history,and... read more

By the Sea

Filming and cinema quickly won the hearts of New Zealand from the mid-1890s, yet the story of the cameramen and the film they took here and in the First World War has never been fully captured. The Camera in the Crowd does th... read more

The Camera in the Crowd: Filming New Zealand in Peace and War, 1895-1920

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 NZ Natural History

Series:Photographic Guide to
Reading Level:very good

This new addition to a popular series delves into a fascinating field of New Zealand's natural history. In prehistory, only a few bats, marine mammals and odd quadrupeds constituted our local land-breeding mammals; but today these have been jo... read more

Photographic Guide to Mammals of New Zealand

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 NZ History

Slavery in the popular imagination has always been associated with the enslavement of Africans, and with good reason. Slavery however, is universal and not something that only white people did to black people. Throughout history, slavery has been practiced in many dif... read more

Pakeha Slaves, Maori Masters