The NZ Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc is proudly supported by a range of organisations. We also take part in industry-wide coalitions, and advocacy campaigns.

Thanks to all those who support us and the literary sector in Aotearoa.



Creative New Zealand encourages, promotes, and supports the arts in New Zealand for the benefit of all New Zealanders through funding, capability building, our international programmes and advocacy. The Ministry for Culture and Heritage supports the arts, cultural and heritage sectors.

Copyright Licensing New Zealand helps everyone who copies and shares anything from books and journals to do so legally. It’s all about doing right by our New Zealand authors, publishers, and creators. Do The Right Thing! They support the literary sector with the Cultural Investment Fund.

The Publishers Association of New Zealand actively represents publishers’ interests to industry and government. The PANZ advocacy team works to inform the relevant government departments and industry bodies of key issues facing book publishers and how we can work effectively together. Strong support from the publishing industry is vital to this work. Association members are a diverse mix of general, literary, and educational publishers, ranging from small independent niche publishers to large multinationals.

Creative Rights advocates for authors, illustrators, and publishers to own and earn from their work. When we value these rights we get more: more creativity, more of our own Aotearoa New Zealand stories, more inspirational ideas, and access to more local knowledge.

Read NZ Te Pou Muramura (formerly NZ Book Council) helps grow the next generation of readers by delivering programmes in schools and communities.

Pub Charity ensures the funds raised in gaming machines in our Venue Operators’ hotels and taverns go back to support their local community wherever possible. They also fund a range of worthy national organisations that provide support to people all over New Zealand.

Nielsen is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide.


Your Books is New Zealand’s #1 book printer.


The New Zealand Book Awards Trust manages the annual Ockham awards and the NZ Books Awards for Children and Young People and National Poetry Day.


WeCreate is the alliance of New Zealand’s creative industries.



The Coalition for Books is a collaborative organisation that aims to make a tangible difference in the literary landscape of Aotearoa, by rolling out strategic initiatives that will engage more audiences with a diverse range of New Zealand books and authors. The Coalition for Books has launched the NZ book site Kete.





Auckland Local Boards provide governance at the local level within Auckland Council. They enable democratic decision-making by, and on behalf of communities within the local board area.

Te Poari ā-Rohe o Waitematā    Waitematā Local Board provides grants to not-for-profit businesses in the greater Auckland area.


The Mātātuhi Foundation was established in 2018 by the Auckland Writers Festival to help support the development of New Zealand’s literary landscape.

Booksellers New Zealand – the membership organisation for NZ bookshops.



NZSA Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc is affiliated to, and is members of Pen International who campaign for freedom of speech and against the silencing and persecution of writers and journalists around the world.

The Storylines Trust and Foundation supports the children’s literary sector in Aotearoa – with awards, school visits, and annual manuscript contests.

NZSA are members of Internet NZ.

NZSA are members of Diversity Works.