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May 2021 (72)
Women & Money : Mastering the Struggle
If you are a woman wanting to know how to take control of your finances, create wealth for your future and become financially independent, then Women & Money: M...
If you are a woman wanting to know how to take control of your finances, create wealth for your future and become financially independent, then Women & Money: Mastering The Struggle is a must-read. A successful professional and investor, Janet Xuccoa shares financial insights revealing how money works and what is required when investing in assets that create financial wellbeing. This book will teach you how to: * Adopt a whole-life approach to money and wealth * Navigate money relationships with yourself and your partner * Effectively manage money flows * Create your own financial retirement plan * Apply 101 economics to make intelligent proactive financial decisions * Invest in superannuation and managed funds * Select insurance policies * Buy a business, invest in shares and purchase investment property * Borrow money effectively * Put legal safeguards in place * Manage a divorce Janet Xuccoa is an author, public speaker and award-winning professional trustee, who holds degrees in law and accounting. She has spent over 30 years helping people with their finances and is passionate about empowering people through financial literacy.
Publication Date: 01-06-2021
The Piano Girls
Three musical sisters honour their mother with a piano recital every year in her memory. They compete with one another, practising in secret to see who can be t...
Three musical sisters honour their mother with a piano recital every year in her memory. They compete with one another, practising in secret to see who can be the best. In other stories, music, food, and restaurants are themes. A woman fends off a seducer by cooking up a storm; there is a cat called Min; an elderly woman is the pet of a group of young men; an agonising breakup takes place in a luxury hotel; and a young woman is obsessed with her breasts. These are funny, tender, sharply observed stories written in a style that is engaging, humorous, but always compassionate.
Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm
Publication Date: 30-06-2021
Duty Of Care
Author: Deborah Wylie
This is the story of a New Zealander living in Australia, who died in 2004, and whose body was left in the Glebe Morgue in Sydney for eight months unclaimed bef...
This is the story of a New Zealander living in Australia, who died in 2004, and whose body was left in the Glebe Morgue in Sydney for eight months unclaimed before being buried in a mass grave for five years. His next of kin was not informed of his death. Neither were New Zealand representatives in Australia. The family suffered five years of torment while they lobbied to bring Paul Tait home. With the Australian Government ducking responsibility, Paul's sister Deborah Wylie went looking for someone in the New Zealand Government who'd be outraged by the disposal of a deceased New Zealander abroad in contravention of international law. But she found no one brave enough to take on the Australians except for one opposition member of parliament. Wylie wrote Duty of Care to tell the story of what her family endured, and to support her demand for an apology from the Australian Government and an acknowledgement from the New Zealand Government of the part they played in the debacle.
Dimensions: 127 x 197 mm
Publication Date: 01-04-2021
On The Move Again
Masterton-born Len Frances joined New Zealand’s war effort when qualifying for service in November 1940 and training became serious with the Pacific War’s o...
Masterton-born Len Frances joined New Zealand’s war effort when qualifying for service in November 1940 and training became serious with the Pacific War’s outbreak in December 1941. He was called into camp immediately, spending the first months of 1942 at Masterton’s Solway Military Camp, training for the infantry. After officer training, he was posted to anti-aircraft guns and helped prepare reinforcements in the Wellington area – and married Jean. Part of the 10th reinforcement, Len left New Zealand in July 1943, reverting to the ranks in Egypt to join 6th Field Regiment as a gunner. He served right through the Italian Campaign, feeding the guns at Sangro River, Cassino, Florence and up the Adriatic coast to Trieste, occasionally taking a little time out to continue accountancy studies. Len kept a diary for 31 months, detailing military and other experiences in the land of his father’s birth, a Kiwi-Italian in the midst of total war. His story is also that of a young husband separated from wife and family half a world away. The Author A lifetime interest in military history led Masterton-born author Neil Frances to write on these aspects of Wairarapa’s past. On the Move Again is his sixth book published by Wairarapa Archive/Fraser Books. While previous volumes examined people, events and places, this new book is more personal, based on the diary of his father, a gunner in Italy during World War Two.
Dimensions: 170 x 245 mm
Publication Date: 24-04-2021
The story of the magnificent passenger and cargo ships that made New Zealand – and the colourful characters who manned them. Masters, engineers, deck officers...
The story of the magnificent passenger and cargo ships that made New Zealand – and the colourful characters who manned them. Masters, engineers, deck officers, radio operators, seamen, cadets, shore staff and passengers talked to maritime historian Nick Tolerton for this brilliantly illustrated book, full of salty tales of adventures at sea and ashore, war, storms, smuggling, eccentric characters, and fun and misadventures in port. Special features include harrowing excerpts from the previously unpublished diary of a passenger on New Zealand’s worst immigrant ship on which 44 people died on the voyage to New Zealand and the recollections of New Zealand’s last Cape Horner. This fascinating story of the golden age of seafaring is complemented by 400 photographs, most of them previously unpublished.
Dimensions: 210 x 295 mm
Publication Date: 30-07-2021
Alpine Thunder : When the KB Class Rules the Midland Line
Finally, the complete story of NZR’s most powerful conventional steam locomotive class has been documented. Author Jonathan Shingleton details the operational...
Finally, the complete story of NZR’s most powerful conventional steam locomotive class has been documented. Author Jonathan Shingleton details the operational constrictions of the Midland line, history leading up to the development of the KB class, including proposals to transfer X class to the South Island and add boosters. Learn how Midland Line east-bound loads were governed by EO haulage capacity through the Otira tunnel, the manufacture and bedding in of the KBs, their daily operation, the booster operation and maintenance, trialling of KB operations out of Dunedin, a proposal to transfer all KBs to the North Island, and their eventual displacement onto the Main South Line. Detail of the KB operations are neatly interspersed with crew accounts of operating the KB class; the firemen, drivers and fitters. Complementing the text is a lavish selection of black and white and colour images from the era.
Dimensions: 210 x 295 mm
Publication Date: 21-06-2021
Theodore Tickleweed and the Terrible Mouser
It would be an odd thing indeed, if mice could talk to humans. And yet, three field mice thought it was a good idea. A riff raff bunch of mice, an army of castl...
It would be an odd thing indeed, if mice could talk to humans. And yet, three field mice thought it was a good idea. A riff raff bunch of mice, an army of castle mice, a villainous falcon and a terrible mouser... become entangled in a dangerous game of hide and seek when three friends try to find two royal corgis whom they believe can teach them to speak 'human'. As they all rampage through Muckle Castle they leave behind a trail of crime scenes that only Gordon, the Corgis' footman, can unravel and explain. Will Theodore Tickleweed and his friends escape capture by Captain Swifty and his army of mice and fulfil their dream of learning to speak to humans? Will Boots, a terrible mouser, finally give into his feline instincts and become the best mouser in the world? And why, in the middle of all the chaos is Kitty Lilac, the silliest mouse in the world, a mouse to be feared? A delightfully funny story about friendship, villains and an idea, that might just be the making of an unlikely hero.
Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm
Publication Date: 01-05-2021
You're Joking : Become An Expert Joke-Teller
Author: Tom E Moffatt
Tired of no-one laughing at your jokes? You don't have to be. Joke-telling is a skill, like playing the piano or juggling live hedgehogs. This book teaches you ...
Tired of no-one laughing at your jokes? You don't have to be. Joke-telling is a skill, like playing the piano or juggling live hedgehogs. This book teaches you that skill with easy-to-follow instructions and simple exercises. With 101 hilarious jokes (and lots of practice), you'll soon get the laughter and applause you deserve, without ever needing to juggle hedgehogs.
Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm
Publication Date: 01-06-2021
Just Imagine : A Drawing Book For Children
Author: Joanne McDougall
Create wonderful pictures using simple shapes. This is a how-to-draw book like no other, to be enjoyed by both children and adults. Written after 20 years teach...
Create wonderful pictures using simple shapes. This is a how-to-draw book like no other, to be enjoyed by both children and adults. Written after 20 years teaching children art, basic drawing lessons are supplemented with practice pages that give plenty of scope for the skilled or imaginative. A "For Parents and Teachers", section highlights age related difficulties encountered by youngsters.
Dimensions: 208 x 270 mm
Publication Date: 07-05-2021
Kiwicorn's Flurry of Feelings
This gorgeous book explores a wide array of feelings. No emotion lasts forever and each situation brings something new. The simple story gives children the chan...
This gorgeous book explores a wide array of feelings. No emotion lasts forever and each situation brings something new. The simple story gives children the chance to identify the feeling, and opens up a discussion about what makes them feel that way. The theme of the story overall is ‘resilience’, not giving up when things get a bit tough.
Dimensions: 216 x 216 mm
Publication Date: 23-05-2021