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Are you concerned about high levels of illiteracy amongst adults in New Zealand?

Would you like to help another adult learn to read and write?

By winning this HELP-ME-READ auction you will be donating the full price to LITERACY AOTEAROA PORIRUA / Porirua Language Project.

Your donation will provide 25 hours free professional tuition for an adult to learn to read and write, and you will receive this free gift book for yourself or to give to someone else as a gift.
Thank you for your donation and helping make an important difference in an adult learner’s life.

We are a registered non- profit charity helping 150+ adult learners each year for the past 30 years in Porirua.

Your gift book will include a donation receipt which can be used for tax purposes and a gift card acknowledging the value and purpose of your donation, and our appreciation.

“ Before starting I could not write a sentence, but now I can write a letter to my friend which makes me feel really good and proud of myself”

THE GIFT BOOK WHICH WILL BE POSTED TO YOU ….

Coal: The Rise and Fall of King Coal in New Zealand

Card covers with flaps, as new copy, 199 pages, b/w illust.

The hero fuel; pivotal, essential, exalted even as everybody grumbled about the mess it made. Then, suddenly, as the 20th century grew old and cynical, it wasn't. The fall from grace that was, at first, driven by convenience became, as the twentieth century turned into the twenty-first, a death spiral as coal was back in mind again, recognised - and demonised - as one of the most prolific generators of greenhouse gases around. Yet, as coal was vilified, NZ's production climbed steeply and the race was on to extract more and more to fuel exports to booming economies. Then demand fell sharply and Pike River reminded the nation that coal mining was as dangerous as ever it was in centuries past.
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  • Seller location: Porirua, Wellington, NZ

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