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Stories for Non Fiction
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  No excuses presentation Dave Letele’s incredible life has taken him from footy to failure, crime to community, fat to fit and riches to rags ...More

Biography & Memoir, Non Fiction
Dave Letele

16 min read

Published by Penguin Random House

The baby’s finally asleep. The father is home from work. I haven’t been alone in days. This is it…. “She’s asleep”…”I’m just o ...More

Drama, Non Fiction
Jennifer Rankin

1 min read

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I had a sinking feeling in my stomach that January when I arrived in Dunedin. I stood in front of the dirty shallow porch of my flat and it wasn’t quite as I ...More

History, Non Fiction, NZ History
Sarah K Gallagher

11 min read

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The murmur of voices Are symphony to flashing lights Tapping keys Coloured lines of code Changing Adjusting Advancing. Jumbles of letters Make up words I can ...More

Non Fiction, Young Writer
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  A landmark anthology of creative work – poetry, fiction and essays – by emerging Asian New Zealand writers. This landmark collection ...More

Non Fiction
Paula Morris

24 min read

Published by Auckland University Press
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    The house at 660 Castle Street was built as a Presbyterian Manse in 1923, designed by architect E.W. Walden and built by Loan and Watson. By th ...More

History, Non Fiction, NZ History
Sarah K Gallagher

7 min read

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I was looking forward to 2011. I hadn’t been finding 2010 to be a very settled year. On one level I put the unsettled feeling down to it being the Ye ...More

Non Fiction
Kay McKenzie Cooke

12 min read

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  This is a story of doubt. It is a story of people who left little trace. . . . There are no writings to pore over; no monuments to gaze at ...More

History, Non Fiction, NZ History
Jennifer Ashton

20 min read

Published by Auckland University Press
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  He kohinga whakaaro, he kohinga wheako hoki mō te waiata me te haka nā tētahi tokānuku kua aua atu e tū ana i taua ao. Ko Tā Tīmoti Kā ...More

Non Fiction, Translation
Published by Auckland University Press

Being the middle child of five girls and three boys in 1940’s and 50’s in my native Ireland, I never had the chance to actually own a ...More

Action & Adventure, Biography & Memoir, History, Non Fiction
Catherine Byrne

4 min read

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It was a pretty chill place to live for the first two thirds of the year. It was a place of freedom and acceptance, a place of thinking, talking, ...More

History, Non Fiction, NZ History
Sarah K Gallagher

15 min read

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Flowers. There are a lot of flowers. Every day someone crouches by me, one hand on their heart and the other holding a bunch of flowers. Lilies, lilacs, ro ...More

Non Fiction, NZ History, Young Writer
Olivia Ruland

1 min read

Published by WRITE ON Magazine

Google maps you take me though the underpass fast on my bike in the night my lights flash on the shapes of down and outs the louts, layabouts who shou ...More

Non Fiction, Travel & Environment
Melanie Dixon

1 min read

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  Tim Saunders writes about his life and work on the farm that’s been in his family for five generations. He encompasses drought, farming d ...More

Biography & Memoir, Non Fiction, Travel & Environment
Tim Saunders

31 min read

Published by Allen & Unwin
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  Six centuries ago Polynesian explorers, who inhabited a cosmos in which islands sailed across the sea and stars across the sky, arrived in Aotearo ...More

History, Non Fiction
Anne Salmond

5 min read

Published by Auckland University Press
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When someone tells you to picture a magician, what do you think of? Daniel Radcliffe, complete with a wand and broomstick? Or perhaps a cheesy perfo ...More

Biography & Memoir, Non Fiction, Young Writer
Amelia Kirkness

9 min read

Published by WRITE ON Magazine