Best choice for hunter gatherers

June 15, 2016
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Best choice for hunter gatherers

Fly Patterns By Fishing Guides, by Tony Lolli (New Burlington, RRP $30): As Southland’s army of fly fishermen prepare to match their wits against the wily brown and rainbow species of our world-famous waters, their insatiable appetite for more knowledge that might deceive trout will prosper from reading this exceptional literary morsel. Southlander Murray Orr...

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Laver a tennis great

January 12, 2016
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Laver a tennis great

Rod Laver: A Memoir, by Larry Writer with Rod Laver (Pan Macmillan Australia): Who would dare question tennis icon Roger Federer’s assessment of the greatest players of the sport in his time? Federer’s plumping for Laver as “the greatest champion our sport has known” will be widely accepted wherever the game is played. Federer, after...

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Fighter throws gloves in for disabled

October 1, 2015
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Fighter throws gloves in for disabled

Born to be a Fighter, by Denny Enright (Craig Print, RRP $20): Denny Enright has done his Southland family proud and is rendering disabled babies, children and adults from his home province generous assistance with the publication of his first book that was 25 years in the making when it was published last year. The 1970...

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Wealth of information on the great outdoors

August 9, 2015
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Wealth of information on the great outdoors

The Beginners Guide To Hunting and Fishing in New Zealand, by Paul Adamson (Random House NZ, RRP $35): Southland’s all-aged army of hunters and fishermen will prosper from a wealth of useful information in this commendable textbook on recreational pursuits in the great outdoors. A former Wairarapa school principal, author Paul Adamson has gone...

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