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Quick Reads offers you a new way to experience some of New Zealand's best non-fiction writing from Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Download our ebooks and take them away to read when it suits you best.

Hone Tuwhare
Ngāpuhi poet Hone Tuwhare worked as a boilermaker by day and wrote by night. Melding Māori and Pākehā elements, Tuwhare’s was a vibrant and...

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Āpirana Turupa Ngata
Ngāti Porou leader and politician Āpirana Ngata is one of New Zealand's best-known figures

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Hongi Hika
A skilled and driven Ngāpuhi leader who became one of the pivotal figures of the musket wars.

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Rangitīaria Dennan
Rangitīaria Dennan (Guide Rangi) of Ngāti Tarāwhai, escorted tourists around Rotorua for over 40 years.

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Te Puea Hērangi
Influential Waikato leader largely responsible for the establishment of Tūrangawaewae marae

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Te Rauparaha
This Ngāti Toa leader ruled the lower North Island from his base on Kapiti Island for the best part of 20 years

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Whina Cooper
Whina Cooper (Te Rarawa) found a role as a pan-tribal Māori leader from the 1950s.

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Edmund Hillary
Legendary mountaineer, adventurer and philanthropist.

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Sonja Davies
Sonja Davies hit the headlines when she protested on the railway tracks in Nelson.

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Arthur Lydiard
Marathon runner and athletics coach Arthur Lydiard’s star trainees included Olympic champions.

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Robert Muldoon
Rob Muldoon was one of New Zealand’s most polarising prime ministers.

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Janet Frame
Janet Frame has been acclaimed as New Zealand’s greatest writer.

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David Lange
In 1984 David Lange became New Zealand’s youngest 20th-century prime minister.

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New Zealand Women and the Vote
On 19 September 1893 NZ became the first country to grant women the vote

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