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Time-capsule poems, Sarah Jane Barnett

Steal Away Boy: Selected Poems of David Mitchell Martin Edmond and Nigel Roberts (eds) Auckland University Press, $34.99, ISBN 9781869404598   In the 1970s David Mitchell was the poet everyone wanted to be. A self-possessed and talented hipster, Mitchell’s best-selling…
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Mixed Message Politics, Geoffrey Thompson

From Campaign to Coalition: the 1996 MMP Election Jonathan Boston, Stephen Levine, Elizabeth Hickey and Nigel Roberts (ed) Dunmore Press, $29.95 ISBN 0 86469314 1 Voters’ Victory? New Zealand‘s First Election under Proportional Representation Jack Vowles, Peter Aimer, Susan Banducci,…
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Dampening expectations, John Henderson

New Zealand Under MMP: A New Politics?  Jonathan Boston, Stephen Levine, Elizabeth McLeay, Nigel Roberts Auckland University Press/Bridget Williams Books, $34.95 ISBN 1869401387 For the next few years New Zealand will be a fascinating social laboratory for political scientists interested…
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Cliché summitry, Nigel Roberts

To Everest via Antarctica Robert Mads Anderson Penguin, $29.95 ISBN 0140254005 7 Summits Solo Robert Mads Anderson David Bateman, $125.00 ISBN 1869532074 On 30 April 1985 Dick Bass ‑ an American entrepreneur who developed the Snowbird ski resort in Utah…
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A tale of two votes, Nigel Roberts

Towards Consensus? The 1993 General Election in New Zealand and the Transition to Proportional Representation Jack Vowles, Peter Almer, Helena Catt, Jim Lamare and Raymond Miller Auckland University Press, $39.95 ISBN 186940 123 9   “It was the best of…
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