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SS Penguin SOS

Set in New Zealand in the 20’s / 30’s , a young boy goes to live with his aunt and cousin following the death of his father. He begins work on a school history project which uncovers a family tragedy and a hero in the household. Based on the true sinking of the SS Penguin, a sometimes forgotten NZ maritime disaster, and on the real-life heroin..  More

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Stamp in the Creek

This is the final in the comic Cavanagh family Up the Creek trilogy. In Gold in the Creek the village fought restructuring. Geyser in the Creek offered tourist salvation. Stamp in the Creek has the youthful postmaster facing departmental disapproval and the disappearance of his son after witnessing the theft of the safe. The stationmaster, t..  More

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Star Sailors

In the not too distant future, the effects of climate change devastate the world and New Zealand becomes a haven for elites. When a young couple from the wrong side of the tracks gain entry into Wellington’s most exclusive gated community, it appears their troubles are over. But they find themselves divided over the identity of Sam Starsailor, an a..  More

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Sticking with Pigs

Uncle Jeremy has been helping the family out for a while now, by dropping off meat he’s shot. The offer to go hunting sounds great to fourteen-year-old Wolf … a chance to get away from the family stress. But this hunting trip proves to be more than he bargained for. 10+ fiction..  More

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Straight - A novel in the Irish-Maori tradition

A story set in Auckland in the early 1980s about a man returning there after being in 'Dreamland' for many years. He discovers that all the things he knew about his family and past life were not true. Questions arise: was his father an SS officer? was his mother a gun-runner for the IRA? was he the result of a bizarre experiment to produce Trege..  More

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Sweat and Salt Water

 On 21 March 2017, Associate Professor Teresia Kieuea Teaiwa passed away at the age of forty-eight. News of Teaiwa’s death precipitated an extraordinary outpouring of grief unmatched in the Pacific studies community since Epeli Hau‘ofa’s passing in 2009. Mourners referenced Teaiwa’s nurturing interactions with numerous students and colleagues,..  More

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Tales of the Waihorotiu

The Waihorotiu Stream ‘Queen Street River’ used to run down the centre of Auckland’s main road before it was first turned into a canal, and then later diverted into a sewer, where it now flows beneath Queen Street.The Tales of the Waihorotiu tell the story of another Auckland, one that lives beside and underneath capital investment and economic gro..  More

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Taranaki: A Tale of the War

Originally published 1861, by W. C. Wilson ..  More

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Tasting the Strange

Vita (Victoria) is the child of a career scientist and an English pianist. She has a damaged heart. Unable to go outside, let alone go to school, she develops a fantasy world of pirates and brigands.After a life-saving operation, Vita slowly and painfully tries to be ‘normal’. She struggles with school and finds acceptance with school friend, Louis..  More

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Te Ata Kura: The Red-Tipped Dawn

In this new collection of poetry, Apirana Taylor leads the reader through local landscapes, introducing contemporary and historical figures whose lives have touched his own. He also goes beyond Aotearoa’s shores to comment on issues of our wider world and society. His themes are universal – the brevity of life, the fragility of nature, the chaos o..  More

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Te Rou, or, The Maori at Home

Originally published 1874, by Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle..  More

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Tess

In the silence she could hear the oncoming hum, like a large flock approaching. She didn’t want to hear his story; she’d had enough of them.Tess is on the run when she’s picked up from the side of the road by lonely middle-aged father Lewis Rose. With reluctance, she’s drawn into his family troubles and comes to know a life she never had.Set in Mas..  More

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The Absolute Book

Taryn Cornick believes that the past is behind her – her sister’s death by violence, and her own ill-conceived revenge. She has chosen to live a life more professional than personal. She has written a book about the things that threaten libraries – insects, damp, light, fire, carelessness and uncaring. The book is a success, but not all of the atte..  More

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The Adventures of a Surveyor in New Zealand and the Australian Gold Diggings

Originally published 1853, by David Bogue, Fleet Street,..  More

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The Adventures of George Washington Pratt

Originally published 1874, by R. T. Wheeler..  More

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The Aloe

Originally published 1974, by Howard Fertig ..  More

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The Angel Isafrel: A Story of Prohibition in New Zealand

Originally published 1896, by Upton & Co., Auckland..  More

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The Angel's Cut

A sequel to her award-winning bestseller The Vintner's Luck, The Angel's Cut is an evocative and wildly romantic new novel from Elizabeth Knox. Boomtown Los Angeles, 1929: Into a world of movies lots and speakeasies comes Xas, stunt flier and wingless angel, still nursing his broken heart, and determined only to go on living in the a..  More

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The Back of His Head

Raymond Thomas Lawrence was one of the great literary colossi to bestride the twentieth century. He turned his upbringing in conservative Canterbury and participation in the Algerian War of Independence into a series of novels that dazzled the world, and eventually won him the Nobel Prize for Literature. Seven years after Lawrence’s death, however,..  More

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The Beat of the Pendulum

From the author of the acclaimed The Wish Child comes something unexpected and fearless: a found novel. The Beat of the Pendulum is the result of one year in which Chidgey drew upon the language she encountered on a daily basis, such as news stories, radio broadcasts, emails, social media, street signs, TV, and many conversations. As Chidgey filter..  More

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The Best of the Best New Zealand Poems

  Since 2000, the online anthology Best New Zealand Poems has showcased the most exciting and memorable poetry produced in this country. Here, for the first time, is a selection of this work in book form. Edited by founding publisher Bill Manhire, and writer Damien Wilkins, this anthology is an indispensable guide to the richness, stran..  More

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The Bird of Paradise

Originally published 1896, by S. N. Brown and Co. ..  More

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The Boy Colonists

Originally published 1878, by Simpkin, Marshall & Co. ..  More

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The Boyfriend

Erica is 17 and in her last year of high school. Donny is 42 and everywhere – in her yoga class, at German Club, in her parents’ spare room . . .The story of a young woman who finds herself subject to the gravitational field of a charismatic man, The Boyfriend is a cautionary tale about blindly accepting traditional ‘love’ narratives.This clear-eye..  More

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