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Kiwi: The People's Art

By Neville Peat

Otago University Press
Paperback (176 pages)

Kiwi: The People s Art
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Back in 1990, when Neville Peat wrote The Incredible Kiwi, the national bird was in retreat, from habitat loss and the severe impact of predation. It was not well understood, being nocturnal and hidden in the forest. Most Kiwis had never seen their national bird. During the 1990s, saving the kiwi became a popular cause. Community kiwi conservation projects have emerged all over the country, especially in the North Island. And scientific research has led to greater knowledge of the bird's population dynamics and distribution. The kiwi has truly become "the people's bird." In this book, the author describes the kiwi from every point of view, from wild bird to national emblem. What is this biological oddity called the kiwi? Exactly how many species of kiwi are there? Where do they live? What do they eat? How are people helping them to survive? Why does this bird have such a major place in the Kiwi nation's life? And he tells the story of the largest popular movement in support of an endangered native species that New Zealand has ever seen.

A Kiwi Year: Twelve months in the life of New Zealand's kids (A Kids' Year)

By Tania McCartney

EK Books
Released: 2017-06-01
Hardcover (32 pages)

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Meet Charlie, Ruby, Oliver, Mason and Kaia - Kiwi kids representing a multicultural blend of culture and race that typifies our amazing country. They'll take you through a year in the life of New Zealand's kids, from celebrations, traditions and events, to our everyday way of life and the little things that make childhood so memorable.

A Kiwi Year is a picture book bursting with national pride. It's a snapshot of who we are as New Zealanders, blending our modern-day culture and lifestyle with past traditions and native heritage. Its pages feature meandering text, dates and gorgeous illustrations showcasing our five Kiwi kids at play, at school, at home, and enjoying the sights and sites of our great nation.

From the Bay of Islands to our hot springs and soaring mountains, vibrant cities and quaint country towns, this is our New Zealand childhood.

New Zealand (Country Explorers)

By Lyn Larson

Brand: Lerner Classroom
Released: 2011-01-01
Paperback (48 pages)

New Zealand (Country Explorers)
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Pack your bags! We're headed to New Zealand. On this whirlwind tour, you'll learn all about the country's landscape, culture, people, and more. We'll explore New Zealand's active volcanoes and narrow fjords, see the kiwi and kakapo birds, watch a rugby game, and taste a special feast called the hangi. A special section introduces New Zealand's capital, language, population, and flag. Hop on board and take a fun-filled look at your world!

New Zealand: Travel for kids: The fun way to discover New Zealand (Travel Guide For Kids)

By Dinobibi Publishing

Independently published
Paperback (59 pages)

New Zealand: Travel for kids: The fun way to discover New Zealand (Travel Guide For Kids)
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Going on a family vacation to New Zealand or just want to learn more about this amazing country?


Make sure you get the most out of the trip with New Zealand– Travel For Kids

Dinobibi and Jack will join you in every step of the journey. You will have so much fun discovering New Zealand – its history, geography, flags and symbols, wildlife, culture and more!

Whether preparing for a vacation, or simply wanting to learn about New Zealand, this book gives you all you need to know, fun places to visit, tasty food to try, and fun, interactive pop quizzes throughout.
Come join Dinobibi and Jack on an adventure and DISCOVER New Zealand.

A Maverick New Zealand Way: How to connect with the 'Earth's last islands'

By Mary Jane Walker

A Maverick Traveller Ltd
Released: 2017-09-02
Kindle Edition (502 pages)

A Maverick New Zealand Way: How to connect with the  Earth s last islands
 
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FINALIST IN THE TRAVEL CATEGORY, INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS, 2018.

A Maverick New Zealand Way is a Maverick writing about her own country. After her mother died, Mary Jane walked all New Zealand for four years. She will make you feel like you have already arrived. And perhaps even that you have known her and her country for years.

Mary Jane shares her love of environmental conservation and volunteering, trekking and adventure. She suggests sustainable travel tips, alternative places to visit and places to stay that only locals know about, off the beaten track.
Discover the stunning back country of New Zealand, through walks, treks, mountain ascents and even a spot of mountain biking. Mary Jane, a self-proclaimed ‘Maverick Traveller’, sets out on many of the walks and mountain ascents throughout New Zealand’s North and South Islands.

Learn about native bush and wildlife nestled among a variety of landscapes – glaciers, volcanoes, grassy plains, waterfalls, lakes, vast stretches of ocean and geothermal areas, as well as areas of special significance to Māori, and cityscapes both modern and colonial.

WITH 625 photos, maps and other images

The British Colonization of New Zealand: The History of New Zealand from Settlement to Dominion

By Charles River Editors

Charles River Editors
Released: 2018-07-23
Kindle Edition (61 pages)

The British Colonization of New Zealand: The History of New Zealand from Settlement to Dominion
 
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*Includes pictures
*Includes contemporary accounts
*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents

“When one house dies, a second lives.” - Māori proverb

By the mid-17th century, the existence of a land in the south referred to as Terra Australis was generally known and understood by the Europeans, and incrementally, its shores were observed and mapped. Van Diemen’s Land, an island off the south coast of Australia now called Tasmania, was identified in 1642 by Dutch mariner Abel Tasman, and a few months later, the intrepid Dutchman would add New Zealand to the map of the known world.

At the time, the English were the greatest naval power in Europe, but they arrived on the scene rather later. The first to appear was William Dampier, captain of the HMS Roebuck, in 1699, after he had been granted a Royal Commission by King William III to explore the east coast of New Holland. By then, the general global balance of power was shifting, and with the English gaining a solid foothold in India, their supremacy in the Indian Ocean trade zone began. The Dutch, once predominant in the region, began slowly to lose ground, slipping out of contention as a major global trading power. So too were the Portuguese, also once dominant in the region. It was now just the French and the English who were facing one another down in a quest to dominate the world, but their imperial interests were focused mainly in India and the East Indies, as well as the Caribbean and the Americas. As a result, the potential of a vast, practically uninhabited great southern continent did not yet hold much interest.

By then the world was largely mapped, with just regions such as the Arctic Archipelago and the two poles remaining terra incognita. A few gaps needed to be filled in here and there, but all of the essential details were known. At the same time, a great deal of imperial energy was at play in Europe, particularly in Britain. Britain stood at the cusp of global dominance thanks almost entirely to the Royal Navy, which emerged in the 17th and 18th centuries as an institution significantly more than the sum of its parts. With vast assets available even in peacetime, expeditions of science and explorations were launched in every direction. This was done not only to claim ownership of the field of global exploration, but also to undercut the imperial ambitions of others, in particular the French.

In 1769, Captain James Cook’s historic expedition in the region would lead to an English claim on Australia, but before he reached Australia, he sailed near New Zealand and spent weeks mapping part of New Zealand’s coast. Cook later asserted that the only major sources of timber and flax in the Pacific region were to be found in New Zealand and Norfolk Island, which would prove crucial to the British Empire and the Royal Navy in particular, and Cook also provided a firsthand account of a tense standoff with New Zealand’s indigenous natives on the shoreline. Over the next 90 years, Cook’s journey and his account would lay the basis for British activities in the region, and those activities would forge the modern history of New Zealand at a great cost.

The British Colonization of New Zealand: The History of New Zealand from Settlement to Dominion analyzes the expeditions that discovered New Zealand and the early settlements and conflicts waged there from 1650-1850. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the European settlement of New Zealand like never before.

Kiwi: a Natural History (Family Guide to New Zealand Wildlife)

By Isabel Castro and Rod Morris

New Holland
Paperback

Kiwi: a Natural History (Family Guide to New Zealand Wildlife)
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Kiwi

By Keith Dunstan

Allen & Unwin
Released: 2017-05-24
Kindle Edition (272 pages)

Kiwi
 
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You probably have a tin of shoe polish tucked under the laundry sink bearing the little bird logo that has been in homes around the globe for over a century. Founded in Melbourne by William Ramsay in 1906, Kiwi is one of the most iconic and enduring international brands ever to have come out of Australia.

One of Australia's best-loved journalists, Keith Dunstan tells the remarkable story of the Ramsay family and how they created and nurtured the Kiwi brand. Always quick to seize a marketing opportunity, the Ramsays sent Kiwi to England with the Anzacs in World War I, putting a brilliant shine on belts, bridles and leggings as well as boots. Soon there was a Kiwi factory in London, and in time Kiwi ran 24 factories worldwide, selling more than 250 million cans of shoe polish annually.

In his inimitable warm and chatty style, Dunstan follows the fortunes of the Ramsay family as they built the Kiwi brand over the decades: business decisions good and bad, grand houses, the latest cars, constant travel, and their marriages, quarrels and friendships. He also tracks the clever advertising strategies that kept Kiwi in the public mind, including the notorious sign that caused traffic accidents in Richmond in the 1960s.

Richly illustrated in full colour, Kiwi is the fascinating inside story of one of Australia's great families, as well as one of its great brands.

'I have not previously read a business story or family history that is so pithy and observant, and written with such a mix of fun and seriousness.' Geoffrey Blainey

Notebook: Kiwi New Zealand Ornithology Homework Book Notepad Notebook Composition and Journal Gratitude Diary Birdwatchers Gift Present

By Retrosun Designs

Independently published
Paperback (100 pages)

Notebook: Kiwi New Zealand Ornithology Homework Book Notepad Notebook Composition and Journal Gratitude Diary Birdwatchers Gift Present
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Personalised Homework Book Notepad Notebook Composition and Journal Gratitude Diary

Paperback notebook 6.0” x 9.0” with college ruled lines on each page. Approximately 100 pages in all. Great to have with you when you need to make those little notes at short notice. Would make a great Christmas or birthday gift for a friend or a family member.

Whether it is the start of the school year or half way through it these school journals are great gifts for boys and girls, students of any age and teachers.

Filled with ruled paper this school workbook is a must have for every student with 100 pages offering ample room for school homework and notes.

These back to school journals work great for:

Back to School Memory Book

Back to School Supplies & Essentials

School Year Keepsake Book

School Record & Planner

Homeschooling School Supplies

Composition Books & Homework

Teachers Gifts & Stocking Stuffers

Birthday Gifts for Kids

Welcome to New Zealand: A Nature Journal

By Sandra Morris

Candlewick
Released: 2015-11-10
Hardcover (48 pages)

Welcome to New Zealand: A Nature Journal
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A gorgeous guide to creating a nature journal that will inspire kids around the world to chronicle what they see in their own backyards.

Kids love to be outside, but it’s easy to miss all the astounding wonders of nature, unless you look closely. Have you ever noticed that ladybugs have different numbers of spots? When you look at a leaf, what do you see: is it pointed or round, long or short, soft or hard? In this stunning idea book, acclaimed author and illustrator Sandra Morris shares her love for the flora and fauna of her native New Zealand and encourages budding scientists to record their own discoveries in creative ways, no matter where they live. Back matter includes a glossary, an index, and a bibliography.


 
 
 

 
 
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