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Down by the river, Nicholas Reid

The Waikato – A History of New Zealand’s Greatest River Paul Moon Atuanui Press, $70.00, ISBN 9780994137616 At 425 kilometres, the Waikato is the longest river in New Zealand. The case Paul Moon makes in The Waikato – A History…
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Carnival anarchists, Martin Edmond

Goneville: A Memoir Nick Bollinger Awa Press, $39.00, ISBN 9781927249543 This Explains Everything Richard von Sturmer Atuanui Press, $30.00, ISBN 9780994137609 The authors of these two books have a few things in common: they were both born in late 1950s…
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Rethinking the past, Melissa Laing

Re-inventing New Zealand: Essays on the Arts and the Media  Roger Horrocks Atuanui Press, $45.00, ISBN 9780992245382 As I opened a blank document to begin this review, a tweet popped up in my feed from Morgan Godfery: “Sure,” Godfery writes…
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Culture wars, ancient and modern, Hugh Roberts

The Critic’s Part: Wystan Curnow Art Writings 1971-2013 Wystan Curnow Adam Art Gallery/Victoria University Press, $80.00, ISBN 9780864739322 Then It Was Now Again: Selected Critical Writing Murray Edmond Atuanui Press, $44.00, ISBN 9780992245368 The editors of The Critic’s Part tell…
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