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by Paul Mason
illustrated by Mat Tait
“Wind Chimes” continues the dystopian theme of “Hushed”. The protagonists, Tre and Muse, are on the run. They have escaped the city and the mindless activity enforced by the Examiners. There are clues to the oppression they are escaping, and there is a flashback to explain how Tre’s parents were taken, which provides a strong image of the way the regime controls the population.
by Gina Cole
illustrated by Elspeth Alix Batt
Shelly is forced to brave sea snake infested waters when she drops her phone in the river. As it is Shelly's only way of contacting her Dad back in New Zealand, she has no other option.
Ben Hawke, Mosgiel's Meteorologist
by Claire Finlayson
When thirteen-year-old Ben Hawke says things like “precipitation” and “atmospheric pressure”, his friends groan and say, “Speak English!” Ben uses technical weather terms a lot. He finds them useful, which isn’t surprising given he writes his own weather forecasts. He even has a column in the Otago Daily Times. You could say Ben’s something of a meteorological star.
by Anahera Gildea
illustrated by Andrew Burdan
Based on a true story, Kāhuipani details the journey of two children to the Tuakau bridge to find Te Puea, a young woman who cared for more than 100 orphans during the influenza epidemic of 1918.
Welcome to Lullo Marnoo
by Victor Rodger
illustrated by Scott Pearson
"When I tell people, especially Pālagi people, that my father is from Sāmoa, they usually ask, “Do you go back?” Weird, right? It’s not like I was born in Sāmoa. I was born here, in Christchurch. Aranui, to be exact. One of those suburbs the quake messed up. If I went to Sāmoa, I wouldn’t be going back – I’d just be going. But I don’t try to explain any of this. It can get complicated."
The Sea Devil
by Paul Mason
illustrated by Kimberly Andrews
"Just beyond the long arm of the wharf, the camp’s launch, Pearl, tugged at its mooring. The thought of a big fish jagging on his line quickened James’s pace, and it wasn’t until he was on the wharf that he saw he was not alone. A dark figure leant against one of the piles – it was one of the Germans, staring at the boat."
Rise Up: The Story of the Dawn Raids and the Polynesian Panthers
by Pauline Vaeluaga Smith
The article “Rise Up: The Story of the Dawn Raids and the Polynesian Panthers” recounts the story of the dawn raids that took place in Aotearoa in the 1970s. Under instruction from the government of the day, police and immigration officials invaded the homes of Polynesian people in the early hours of the morning, demanding evidence that they were lawfully living in Aotearoa.