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Issue 87 | Spring 2009

  Volume 19 | Number 3 | Issue 87 | Spring 2009 Letters Harry Ricketts: Jenny Bornholdt, The Rocky Shore Sue McCauley: Fiona Kidman, Beside the Dark Pool Michael Hulse: Vincent O’Sullivan, Further Convictions Pending: Poems 1998-2008 Murray Bramwell: Janet…
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Electoral debate, Jonathan Boston

Taking it to the People? The New Zealand Electoral Referendum Debate, Alan McRobie (ed), Hazard Press, $29.95 This book is about the continuing debate over electoral reform in New Zealand. It brings together a wide array of material (all of…
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Poem — Harry Ricketts

Separation   What you find with separation is everyone else had been predicting it for ages; they just hadn’t got around to letting you know. Michael, for instance, leading such a fast life in New York that you receive a…
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Silver threads, Verna Schofield

New Zealand’s Ageing Society: The Implications Peggy G Koopman-Boyden (ed), Daphne Brasell Associates Press, $34.95   The debate on the role of the State in caring for our ageing population is intensifying. Already in the past year, the Government has…
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Four-colour collations, Gavin McLean

Michael Fowler’s University of Auckland Michael Fowler, Mallinson Rendel, $49.95 Nelson Observed; Portraits of a New Zealand Province Christopher B Vine, The Nelson Institute, price not indicated The all-colour book of regional paintings and sketches used to be a mainstay…
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The Independent Outlook, Lauris Edmond

This is the text of a graduation address given to the School of Humanities, Waikato University, in April this year.   There was a time when New Zealanders were, or appeared to be, a peaceful people. We did what we…
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Blessed nativity, Anne French

Childbirth Choices Adrienne Bennett, Wendi Etherington, Daphne Hewson, Penguin, $34.95 There is a baby on the cover of this book, a little baby; dressed in a white cotton gown, bathed in warm light, peacefully asleep. That is the desired end…
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Pious historians, pioneer ancestors, Rose Lovell-Smith

Nothing but Grass and Wind: The Rutherfords of North Canterbury Janet Holm, Hazard Press, $59.95 The Voyage of the ‘May Queen’ Margaret Drake Brockman, Merlin Books, price not given   In 1859 George Rutherford bought the lease of a largish…
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Raising Questions, Paul Millar

Witi Ihimaera: A Changing Vision Umelo Ojinmah, University of Otago Press, $24.95 I Have What I Gave: The Fiction of Janet Frame Judith Dell Panny, Daphne Brasell Associates Press, $34.95   Signs are that New Zealand literature is in good…
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Nature’s nurture, Phillip Mann

Natural Healing in New Zealand Chris Cooper, Random House, $24.95   Whether it be the result of successive governments tinkering with the National Health system or the much heralded coming of the Age of Aquarius, the fact is that in…
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