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Final Brett webCan’t Get There from Here

New Zealand passenger rail since 1920

André Brett & Sam van der Weerden

Can’t Get There from Here traces the expansion and – more commonly – the contraction of New Zealand’s passenger rail network over the last century.


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Landfall 242

LANDFALL 242 front cover for NTILynley Edmeades (ed)

Landfall 242 is the first edition from new editor Lynley Edmeades. Landfall is New Zealand's foremost and longest-running arts and literary journal. It showcases new fiction and poetry, as well as biographical and critical essays, and cultural commentary.

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Wai Pasifika websiteWai Pasifika

Indigenous ways in a changing climate

David Young

In this beautifully written and stunningly illustrated book, David Young focuses on the increasingly endangered resource of freshwater, and what so-called developed societies can
learn from the Indigenous voices of the Pacific.

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Barnett front cover 1800 pixelsAcross the Pass

A collection of New Zealand tramping writing

Selected by Shaun Barnett

The pieces in Across the Pass range from epic tales to stories of strolls. Some writers celebrate the intricacies of nature and the strong bond forged when facing challenges together, while others talk of treading the trails first pioneered by their ancestors.

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Mona Vale coverCome Back to Mona Vale

Life and death in a Christchurch mansion

Alexander McKinnon

Come Back to Mona Vale is a beautifully written, compelling narrative/memoir that sets about unravelling the mysteries and anomalies behind the public history of a wealthy Christchurch business family in the first half of the 20th century.

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Tumble cover for NTItumble

Joanna Preston

In tumble, Joanna Preston’s bold and original voice swoops the reader from the ocean depths to the roof of the world, from nascent saints, Viking raids and fallen angels to talking cameras and an astronaut in space.

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King cover predatorsInvasive Predators in New Zealand

Disaster on four small paws

Carolyn M. King

New Zealand’s endemic fauna evolved in isolation until first Polynesians, and then Europeans, arrived with a host of companion animals such as rats and cats in tow. These mammals, along with the later arrival of stoats and ferrets, have devastated our populations of birds, lizards and insects. Carolyn M. King brings together historical analysis and ecological research to understand this tragedy.

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Courage Diaries front cover 1500James Courage Diaries

Chris Brickell (ed)

Between 1920 and 1963, New Zealand author James Courage confided his innermost thoughts to a private diary. He wrote about leaving New Zealand, the men he met in London’s streets, and forging friendships in the literary scene.

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Newman front coverUnseasoned Campaigner

Janet Newman

Unseasoned Campaigner is a layered collection exploring the complexities of farming life in Horowhenua. Poet Janet Newman uncovers territory ripe for exploration as she juxtaposes the often troubled aspects of commercial farming – the life and death of animals – with loving family relationships.


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Strong words 2Strong Words #2

The best of the Landfall Essay Competition

Selected by Emma Neale

Strong Words #2 showcases the long-listed entries for the 2019 and 2020 Landfall Essay Competitions.


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