Poetry Shelf review: Bill Manhire’s Wow

Posted: Monday November 23, 2020

A World History of Bluff: Dr Michael Stevens

Ngāi Tahu historian Dr Michael Stevens has just been recognised by the Royal Society Te Apārangi Te Kōpūnui with a Māori Research Award.

Posted: Monday November 23, 2020

Following Colin McCahon

Everything seems to come a little late to Aotearoa New Zealand, and even later to Dunedin, its southernmost university town. As we have learned this year, belatedness can be a good thing. But in the art world, it has often made New Zealanders feel a generation behind the curve.

Posted: Monday November 23, 2020

Read Share Grow — children’s books for South Dunedin

Something big is happening in South Dunedin! It's happening in schools and early childhood centres, in community organisations, and other places children visit across the South of Dunedin, from Concord to Tainui.

Posted: Friday November 20, 2020

Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival Newsletter

Posted: Thursday November 19, 2020

te haerenga o reo pepi – the next chapter

The Reo Pēpi series is one of the real success stories in the Aotearoa world of publishing for littlies. The popularity of these labour-of-love board books can be credited as having a major role in kicking off a new wave of reorua/bilingual board books from publishers big and small.

Posted: Monday November 16, 2020

Celebrating continuing relevance that is Hotere

Dunedin Public Art Gallery will this week open the first major exhibition of Ralph Hotere’s work in 20 years. Rebecca Fox talks to gallery director Cam McCracken about the significance of the exhibition.

Posted: Thursday November 12, 2020

2020 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement: winners announced and live online literary panel

A lifetime of insights on Māori dance arts told in te reo Māori, a comprehensive anthology of New Zealand poetry in English, and an illustrated story of how James Cook charted Aotearoa New Zealand are just some of the many achievements of those being honoured with the 2020 Prime Minister’s...

Posted: Monday November 9, 2020

Baxter memorial to be installed in new year

A long-awaited memorial commemorating prominent pacifist Archibald Baxter is set to be installed in Dunedin early next year.

Posted: Monday November 9, 2020

Down in Edin Issue 22 - Online now!

Literature, Poetry, Music, Art, Photography, Nature, Politics and Environment in the South Island of New Zealand

Posted: Monday November 9, 2020

South Otago-born writer wins national award

A South Otago-born author has scooped a major national crime-writing award.

Posted: Thursday November 5, 2020

Creative Rights = Creative Reads

Posted: Thursday November 5, 2020

Publishers Association launches platform for digital match making

October usually sees a large swathe of the book industry depart Aotearoa’s shores for the biggest and most prestigious event on the publishing calendar – Germany’s Frankfurt Book Fair.

Posted: Thursday November 5, 2020

Reo Pēpi's new series Toru is out now!

Posted: Tuesday November 3, 2020


A reminder that applications to pitch and showcase at the 2021 PANNZ Arts Market close this Friday, 6 November at 5pm.

Posted: Tuesday November 3, 2020

Artsenta Creative Writing Sessions

Posted: Tuesday November 3, 2020

Kiwi Christmas Books

We believe in the power of stories, and in the power of giving.

Posted: Tuesday November 3, 2020

© Copyright Dunedin City of Literature