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Summary: The Whangara people of New Zealand, believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. The tribal group has since granted leadership positions to the first-born males, believing them to be descendants of Paikea. But then a young mother dies in childbirth along with her newborn male son. His twin sister survives and the little girl, Pai, is brought up by...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2003

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA WHA

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MOVIE WHA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE Whale

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Summary: DSS Mike Shepherd and DC Kristin Simms return to uncover more macabre goings on in the quaint, murder-ridden town of Brokenwood. Beneath the town's peaceful veneer are buried secrets, treacherous lies, and murderous rivalries.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn 2017

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Summary: Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd arrives on assignment in Brokenwood, a small town where memories--and animosities--run deep. He's an experienced cop with a 1971 "classic" car, a collection of country music cassettes, and an indeterminate number of ex-wives. The new woman in his life is his assistant, Detective Constable Kristin Sims a by-the-book investigator nearly twenty years younger than...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV BRO

Summary: After the death of his wife, newspaper columnist George Turner decided to move his family from Sydney to the small New Zealand seaside town of Weld. He wanted his kids, Shay and Arlo, to have a fresh start, but all did not go according to plan. In Season Two George must reunite his family and bring Shay home from her self-appointed exile in Australia. George is also finding out what it means to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Summary: After relocating from the whirlwind of Sydney, newspaper columnist George Turner is slowly learning what it means to be a local in the quirky New Zealand town of Weld. He wanted his kids, Shay and Arlo, to have a fresh start after the death of his wife, but not all went according to plan. Following last season's harrowing boating accident, the townsfolk of Weld mount a search-and-rescue...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Summary: After the death of his wife, newspaper columnist George Turner decided to move his family from Sydney to the small New Zealand seaside town of Weld. He wanted his kids, Shay and Arlo, to have a fresh start, but all did not go according to plan. In Season Two George must reunite his family and bring Shay home from her self-appointed exile in Australia. George is also finding out what it means to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV EIG

Rea, Neill

Summary: Follows Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd and Detective Kristin Sims as they investigate crimes in the small New Zealand town of Brokenwood.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Rlj Entertainment 2017

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Summary: The year is 1984, and on the rural east coast of New Zealand Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is changing kids' lives. 'Boy' is a dreamer who lives with his brother Rocky and his Nan. When Boy's father, Alamein, returns home after seven years away, Boy is forced to confront the man he thought he remembered, find his own potential, and learn to get along without the hero he had been looking for.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber, Inc. 2013

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BOY

Summary: A pregnant 12 year-old girl who won't reveal who the father is, walks chest deep into the freezing waters of a New Zealand lake and disappears. Robin Griffin is called in to investigate and becomes more and more obsessed. As she searches, she slowly begins to realize that finding the girl is tantamount to finding herself, a self she has kept well hidden. A powerful and haunting story about our...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2013

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2 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV TOP

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD To

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Summary: Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd, Detective Kristin Sims and DC Sam Breen continue to work on solving crimes in the New Zealand town of Brokenwood.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Thompson, Christina

Summary: Relates the author's marriage as an American middle-class student to a Maori tradesman from a background of rural poverty, and explores their relationship within the wider context of the cultural clash between Europeans and Maoris throughout New Zealand's history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 993.01 THO

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Summary: In a seemingly quiet country town in New Zealand, Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd finds that murder can happen anywhere. Working alongside Detective Constable Kristin Sims, Shepherd solves grisly murders in this gripping and well-written series.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Summary: George begins dating someone new, providing endless fodder for gossip in his quirky New Zealand coastal town. Meanwhile, his two teenage kids experience the rocky side of romance, and the whole family reels from revelations about the death of George's wife a few years earlier.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Sir Edmund Hillary was a bee-keeper, mountaineer, war veteran, explorer, philanthropist, husband, father, and the first person to ever reach the summit of Mount Everest. From his childhood in South Auckland, New Zealand, to the plane crash that killed his wife and daughter, the intriguing drama portrays the life, loves, and losses of one of the most famous explorers of all time.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SIR

Lancewood, Miriam

Summary: "Miriam Lancewood lives a primitive, nomadic life in the heart of the mountains with her husband in New Zealand. She lives simply in a tent or hut and survives by hunting wild animals, foraging edible plants and using minimal supplies. For the last six years, she and her husband have lived this way through all seasons, often cold, hungry and isolated but, more importantly, connected to the land...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Piatkus 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LANCEWOOD, MIRIAM LAN

Murphy, Antonia

Summary: "Antonia Murphy, you might say, is an unlikely farmer. Born and bred in San Francisco, she spent much of her life as a liberal urban cliche, and her interactions with the animal kingdom rarely extended past dinner. But then she became a mother. And when her eldest son was born with a rare, mysterious genetic condition, she and her husband, Peter, decided it was time to slow down and find a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 MURPHY, ANTONIA MUR

Summary: Paul Sorenson has a unique connection with his colleagues: a team of sheep dogs. For 40 years, he's worked to develop smarter and more intuitive training methods for fellow farmers, while grappling with memories of a difficult childhood. Reaching retirement, the veteran dog whisperer passes his knowledge to the next generation of shepherds, and reflects on the sacrifices he's made to pursue his...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC OLD

Shifting Sands

Contents: Waiting for the Sun -- All the Stars -- We All Fall Down -- Making It Through -- Whareakeake -- Should Be Better -- Dreaming to Keep Awake -- Coming Back -- Abstract Objects -- Radio Silence.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Occultation Records 2015

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD POP/ROCK SHI

Summary: In the criminal justice system, sexually based crimes such as rape, torture, pedophilia, and child abuse are dealt with in New York City by a special unit of the police department known as the Special Victims Unit.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV LAW

Kilgour, Hamish

Contents: Opening -- Welcome to Finklestein -- Strange angel -- No money train -- Silver dollars -- Hayride to the city -- Dream sequence -- Side tracked -- Mary Sunshine -- Whistle stop -- Open/close -- Flip-top suitcase -- Brasilia 666 -- Gold -- Under the moon -- Sweet dreams.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Ba Da Bing 2018

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD POP/ROCK KIL

Summary: Sometimes what's in your head isn't as crazy as you think ... that's certainly true for Craig, a stressed-out teenager who checks himself into a mental health clinic for some time out. What he finds instead is an unlikely mentor, a potential new romance and an opportunity to begin anew. Charming, witty and smart, it's a coming-of-age story that's kind of a funny story.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2011

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY ITS

Summary: When one of their own, Reuben Tishkoff, partners and builds a casino and hotel with known casino owner Willy Bank in Las Vegas, the last thing he ever wanted was to get cut out of the deal by the loathsome Bank. Bank even goes so far as to find amusement in Tishkoff's misfortune when the double crossing lands Reuben in the hospital because of a heart attack. However, Danny and his crew won't...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Ocean's 2007

Summary: A psychotic taxi driver tries to save a child prostitute and becomes infatuated with a political campaigner. He goes on a violent rampage when his dreams don't work out.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TAX

Thomson, Erik

Summary: When an Australian newspaper columnist quits his job, he moves with his two teenage children to a remote seaside town in New Zealand.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Rlj Entertainment 2016

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