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Down by the river, Paul Thompson

Te Awa: Partington’s photographs of Whanganui Maori W H T Partington Godwit, $39.95, ISBN 1869620992 In the introduction to Te Awa, a book of photographs of Whanganui River Maori taken by William Henry Thomas Partington at the start of the…
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Editorial — Issue 62

First person singular It’s often said that everyone has a novel inside them. That they have, of course, is a story – their own story – and nowadays the popular way of telling it is not as fiction, thinly disguised…
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Kino Hughes’s legacy, Paul Wolffram

Songs of a Kaumatua: Sung by Kino Hughes Mervyn McLean & Margaret Orbell Auckland University Press, $89.95, ISBN 1869402588 Songs of a Kaumatua was initiated by Kino Hughes, the remarkable personality at the centre of this book. Hughes was born…
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All credit to the team, Garth Baker

Century in Black: 100 Years of All Black Test Rugby Ron Palenski Hodder Moa Beckett, $69.99, ISBN 1869589378 Heritage: Golden Years of All Black Rugby Paul Verdon Hill-Verdon Publishing, $39.95, ISBN 0958238707 All Black Magic; 100 years of New Zealand…
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Sharpening the blade, Anna Livesey

Someone else’s life Kapka Kassabova Auckland University Press, $24.95, ISBN 1869403045 Rat Tickling James Norcliffe Sudden Valley Press, $19.95, ISBN 0958209146 How To Occupy Ourselves David Howard and Fiona Pardington HeadworX, $29.95, ISBN 0473-094363 Someone else’s life is a sort…
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A demon for work, Lydia Wevers

An Unsettled Spirit: The Life & Frontier Fiction of Edith Lyttleton (G B Lancaster)  Terry Sturm Auckland University Press, $44.95, ISBN 1869402944   I first came across G B Lancaster in the reading room of the Mitchell Library in Sydney.…
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Lord of the wings, Roger Robinson

Sky Dancer Witi Ihimaera Penguin, $34.95, ISBN 0143018698 If Witi Ihimaera is a national treasure, he is an impishly unpredictable one. At an age when he could be securely serene, he persists with youthful glee in taking literary risks. With…
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When Moore isn’t less, Tim Hazledine

A World Without Walls: Freedom, Development, Free Trade and Global Governance Mike Moore Cambridge University Press, $75, ISBN 0521827019 The cover of Mike Moore’s new book about his three years as director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) shows a…
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Obituary — Ronald Holloway

Ronald Holloway (1909-2003)   Ronald Holloway was born in England in 1909, came to New Zealand as a child, and died in an Auckland nursing home on 30 October 2003. There can be few non-writers in New Zealand who had…
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Issue 62 Winter 2003

  Volume 13 | Number 2 | Issue 62 | Winter 2003 Garth Baker: Ron Palenski, Century in Black: 100 Years of All Black Test Rugby; Paul Verdon, Heritage: Golden Years of All Black Rugby; Bob Howitt and Diane Haworth,…
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