The Secret History of Flight149

Podcast contains new revelations about the appalling treatment of the Gulf War human shields and the secret mission that landed flight BA149 in a war zone.

Posted: Thursday February 3, 2022

Congratulations to Swapna Haddow ....

University of Otago College of Education's 2022 Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence

Posted: Wednesday February 2, 2022

LOVE IN THE TIME OF COVID: A Chronicle of a Pandemic

Featuring Kerry Lane's poem ‘Uisge’, winner of the recent City of Literature Dunedin, New Zealand Robert Burns Poetry Prize in the Published Poets category:

Posted: Wednesday February 2, 2022

2022 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal winner

Congratulations Diana Noonan

Posted: Wednesday February 2, 2022

A Midsummer Night's Dream 3-13 February

Heading to the show this week but not familiar with the plot? Here’s a handy one-page guide:

Posted: Tuesday February 1, 2022

BOUND nominated for Barry Award

Posted: Monday January 31, 2022

Happy Lunar New Year

Year of the Tiger!

Posted: Monday January 31, 2022

Dunedin Public Art Gallery longlisted in the Ockham Book Awards ...

... for their publication accompanying their nationally touring exhibition Joanna Margaret Paul: Imagined in the context of a room

Posted: Monday January 31, 2022

A return to the scene of the crime

Liam McIlvanney returns to the grimly seedy side of Glasgow for his new crime thriller

Posted: Monday January 31, 2022

Submissions Now Open for New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults Awards

The New Zealand Book Awards Trust is calling for entries for the 2022 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, for New Zealand books published between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022.

Posted: Thursday January 27, 2022

The 2022 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards longlisted books are announced

Congratulations to the longlistees

Posted: Wednesday January 26, 2022

Publisher continues award streak

Otago University Press publisher Sue Wootton is celebrating three titles making the Ockham award longlists

Posted: Wednesday January 26, 2022

Try out the NZSA Writer Toolkit!

First course - Storybuilding: Strategies and exercises to build solid foundations with Mandy Hager - is FREE to all NZSA members until 28 April 2022

Posted: Wednesday January 26, 2022

Hey Otago, got a research idea you want help getting off the ground?

2022 Science Into Action funding round is now open

Posted: Tuesday January 25, 2022

Young poets on fire with Burns’ themes

Poems about feelings of longing and celebrating belonging were recited yesterday at the 19th annual prizegiving ceremony for the Robert Burns Poetry Competition, held at Dunedin City Library.

Posted: Tuesday January 25, 2022

2022 Samesame but Different Festival going online!

It’s easier to attend Same Same than ever before - they're going full online so all you need is a screen and an internet connection. No matter where you are in New Zealand - or around the world - you can hear from the talented LGBTQ+ writers… and all events...

Posted: Tuesday January 25, 2022

Introducing the new facilitator for Ōtepoti Writers Lab

Rushi Vyas

Posted: Monday January 24, 2022

Otago University Press publisher Sue Wootton had a surprise parcel arrive on her doorstep recently...

... the Bulgarian edition of her novel 'Strip'

Posted: Monday January 24, 2022

Books for Topics - Books of the Year

My Dad is a Grizzly Bear - BEST Classroom Read-Aloud

Posted: Monday January 24, 2022

New RNZ National show to focus on Māori talent and stories

Acclaimed broadcaster Julian Wilcox (Ngāpuhi, Te Arawa) is to host a new RNZ National programme featuring Māori from across Aotearoa

Posted: Sunday January 23, 2022


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