Kate di Goldi - creating our first Reading Ambassador

Here in New Zealand we rather pride ourselves in our enthusiasm for reading. But it doesn't happen by accident, here or overseas.

Posted: Monday August 17, 2020

Entries are now open for the 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

Entries are now open for the 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, for New Zealand books published between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020.

Posted: Thursday August 13, 2020

Readings from the latest issue of Landfall

To celebrate the arrival of Landfall 239, edited by Emma Neale, NZ Poetry Shelf invited a few poets to read their poems from the issue.

Posted: Thursday August 13, 2020

Applications for the second round of 110 projects in 2021 are now open.

The Ministry of Education is looking for professional artists and creative practitioners to partner with schools and kura in designing creative projects for delivery over 8–20 weeks.

Posted: Monday August 10, 2020

Allen & Unwin announces major new Crime Fiction Prize worth $25,000

ATTENTION ALL CRIME AND THRILLER WRITERS! Why wait to make crime pay? Is there a manuscript in your bottom drawer just waiting to be finished? Have you got a burning idea for the perfect crime . . . on paper?

Posted: Monday August 10, 2020

Precious package

A special book in a box celebrates botanist Daniel Solander's contribution to New Zealand's history.

Posted: Monday August 10, 2020

Fragile but beautiful: Otago academic’s COVID-19 bubble concept

The creator of New Zealand’s bubble concept, introduced early on in the COVID-19 response to ensure Kiwis maintained social distancing, has been surprised and delighted by the take up of his idea.

Posted: Sunday August 9, 2020

New Zealand Reading Ambassador Role Announced

Te Puna Foundation are thrilled to support the New Zealand Reading Ambassador for children and young people. This exciting new role was announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister of Internal Affairs, Tracey Martin at a Celebration of Reading event at the National Library of New Zealand on Wednesday...

Posted: Friday August 7, 2020

Writer-illustrators share craft with pupils

Purakaunui School pupils were joined by two special visitors this week.

Posted: Thursday August 6, 2020

Manatū Taonga has established three new funds to support the arts, culture and heritage sector across the board.

Overall, this funding will support the sector through retaining and creating jobs, increasing earning potential, developing sector knowledge and skills, and promoting new collaboration and public engagement with arts and culture, as well as increasing the wellbeing of New Zealanders.

Posted: Thursday August 6, 2020

ILFU launches worldwide story contest

The ILFU (International Literature Festival Utrecht) is launching a worldwide storytelling contest.

Posted: Wednesday August 5, 2020

NZSA announces 2020 President of Honour - Paula Morris

The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa announces that writer, academic and literary sector stalwart Paula Morris is the NZSA 2020-2021 President of Honour.

Posted: Wednesday August 5, 2020

New role to champion reading for children

A new role of New Zealand Reading Ambassador for children and young people is being established, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Internal Affairs and for Children, Tracey Martin announced today.

Posted: Wednesday August 5, 2020

Local Authors to Inspire Children via Workshop Tour

Dunedin primary school children will have the opportunity to be inspired by two of Dunedin’s most engaging children’s writer-illustrators this week, thanks to a free workshop tour offered by Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature.

Posted: Wednesday August 5, 2020

Dunedin literary app bilingual

A literary app that links New Zealand writers and their stories to specific Dunedin places has doubled in size and gone bilingual.

Posted: Tuesday August 4, 2020

A love letter to the mighty Mataura River

Dougal Rillstone's new book, Upstream in the Mataura details his 70-year fascination for the Mataura River from his childhood in Gore through until the present day.

Posted: Tuesday August 4, 2020

Creative New Zealand opens first of its funding opportunities under 12-month investment plan

Today, Monday 3 August, Creative New Zealand opens the first opportunities in its 12-month investment plan, announced in July and following the completion of its first phase COVID-19 emergency response.

Posted: Monday August 3, 2020

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