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In Conversation with Aaron Cruden

The Beginner's Guide to Rugby

Aaron Cruden talks to TV3 sports journalist and fellow Palmerston North Boys’ High School old boy, Hamish McKay, about Aaron’s new book, The Beginner's Guide to Rugby. Held at The Speirs Centre, in conjunction with Paper Plus, the event will be raising funds for school rugby at the Boys’ High School. In The Beginner's Guide to Rugby, Aaron Cruden shares the highlights of his junior and professional rugby careers along with the skills and tricks you'll need to become a rugby star. Aaron's step-by-step guide will help any keen player develop the basic skills required for success. There will be an opportunity to have books signed by Aaron himself.

Time:
Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 6:00pm
Venue:
The Speirs Centre, Palmerston North Boys' High School, 263 Featherston Street, Palmerston North
Tickets:
Tickets $15 general public, $5 student from Paper Plus (06 359 4635 or palmerstonnorth@paperplus.co.nz) or Palmerston North Boys' High School Finance Office.
 
Book Signing

The Beginner's Guide to Rugby

Meet Aaron Cruden at your local book store, and get your copy of The Beginner's Guide to Rugby signed by the rugby superstar himself! In The Beginner's Guide to Rugby, Aaron Cruden shares the highlights of his junior and professional rugby careers along with the skills and tricks you'll need to become a rugby star. Aaron's step-by-step guide will help any keen player develop the basic skills required for success.

Time:
Monday, 6 April 2015, 12:30pm
Venue:
The Warehouse, The Base, Te Rapa Road, Hamilton.
Tickets:
Free
 
Book Signing

The Beginner's Guide to Rugby

Meet Aaron Cruden at your local book store, and get your copy of The Beginner's Guide to Rugby signed by the rugby superstar himself! In The Beginner's Guide to Rugby, Aaron Cruden shares the highlights of his junior and professional rugby careers along with the skills and tricks you'll need to become a rugby star. Aaron's step-by-step guide will help any keen player develop the basic skills required for success.

Time:
Monday, 6 April 2015, 3:30pm
Venue:
Penny's Bookstore, Westfield, Chartwell, Hamilton
Tickets:
Free
 
Book Signing

The Beginner's Guide to Rugby

Meet Aaron Cruden at your local book store, and get your copy of The Beginner's Guide to Rugby signed by the rugby superstar himself! In The Beginner's Guide to Rugby, Aaron Cruden shares the highlights of his junior and professional rugby careers along with the skills and tricks you'll need to become a rugby star. Aaron's step-by-step guide will help any keen player develop the basic skills required for success.

Time:
Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 12:30pm
Venue:
The Warehouse, Sylvia Park, Mount Wellington
Tickets:
Free
 
Book Signing

The Beginner's Guide to Rugby

Meet Aaron Cruden at your local book store, and get your copy of The Beginner's Guide to Rugby signed by the rugby superstar himself! In The Beginner's Guide to Rugby, Aaron Cruden shares the highlights of his junior and professional rugby careers along with the skills and tricks you'll need to become a rugby star. Aaron's step-by-step guide will help any keen player develop the basic skills required for success.

Time:
Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 2:30pm
Venue:
Paper Plus, 255 Broadway, New Market
Tickets:
Free
 
Book Signing

The Beginner's Guide to Rugby

Meet Aaron Cruden at your local book store, and get your copy of The Beginner's Guide to Rugby signed by the rugby superstar himself! In The Beginner's Guide to Rugby, Aaron Cruden shares the highlights of his junior and professional rugby careers along with the skills and tricks you'll need to become a rugby star. Aaron's step-by-step guide will help any keen player develop the basic skills required for success.

Time:
Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 12:00pm
Venue:
Whitcoulls Corner Store, 210 Queen Street
Tickets:
Free
 
Book Signing

The Beginner's Guide to Rugby

Meet Aaron Cruden at your local book store, and get your copy of The Beginner's Guide to Rugby signed by the rugby superstar himself! In The Beginner's Guide to Rugby, Aaron Cruden shares the highlights of his junior and professional rugby careers along with the skills and tricks you'll need to become a rugby star. Aaron's step-by-step guide will help any keen player develop the basic skills required for success.

Time:
Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 2:00pm
Venue:
The Warehouse, Don McKinnon Drive, Albany
Tickets:
Free
 
Book Signing

The Beginner's Guide to Rugby

Meet Aaron Cruden at your local book store, and get your copy of The Beginner's Guide to Rugby signed by the rugby superstar himself! In The Beginner's Guide to Rugby, Aaron Cruden shares the highlights of his junior and professional rugby careers along with the skills and tricks you'll need to become a rugby star. Aaron's step-by-step guide will help any keen player develop the basic skills required for success.

Time:
Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 4:00pm
Venue:
Paper Plus, Shop 306, Westfield Shoppingtown, Glenfield
Tickets:
Free
 
Auckland Writers Festival: Buy Me The Sky Xinran

Buy Me the Sky: The remarkable truth of China’s one-child generations

Famed Chinese writer Xinran, author of The Good Women of China, introduces her latest book Buy Me The Sky, an investigation of the impact of China’s one-child policy on those born after 1970. With journalistic nous and novelistic flair, she scrutinises how generations of “one and onlies”, burdened with expectation but reared with scant sense of responsibility, embody the hopes and fears of a nation in flux. In conversation with Stephanie Johnson.

Time:
Friday, 15 May 2015, 2:30pm
Venue:
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
50 Mayoral Drive Auckland New Zealand
Tickets:

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Auckland Writers Festival: H is for Hawk Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk

The English historian, poet, naturalist and illustrator Helen Macdonald once bred hawks for Arab sheikhs. She is also the winner of the Costa Award and the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for H is for Hawk, a chronicle of her attempt to tame Mabel the goshawk as a means of assuaging grief after the death of her father. “Grief,” she writes, “is just love with nowhere to go.” Referencing the similar attempts of T. H. White (of Once and Future King fame) to master falconry, Macdonald’s memoir is described as, pun intended, “a soaring triumph”.

Time:
Saturday, 16 May 2015, 3:00pm
Venue:
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
50 Mayoral Drive Auckland New Zealand
Tickets:
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