• Book sector highlights cultural, social and economic importance of valuing creative rights

    Wednesday 4 November 2020   The New Zealand Society of Authors, the Publishers Association of New Zealand, and Copyright Licensing New Zealand have teamed up to put creative rights and their importance – for writers, the local book sector, and for our country – in the spotlight.   Creative Rights = Creative Reads is a […]

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  • Exhibition exploring online misinformation to tour NZ

    Tohatoha and InternetNZ to bring ‘The Glass Room’ to Kiwi schools and libraries  A globally successful public exhibition that explores how social media and the Internet have changed the way we interact with information online is set to visit New Zealand for the first time, with support from Tohatoha and InternetNZ. Called The Glass Room: […]

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  • Society of Authors Opens £600,000 Hardship Fund for Scotland’s Authors

    NB  Preliminary note from NZSA: The Australian Society of Authors and the UK Society of Authors both received government funding for emergency authors grants. We know a lot of our members have had a very difficult year and NZSA would have liked to offer a relief fund for our most hard-hit members. We know that […]

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  • Today’s the Day – OCT 17 – BOOKSHOP DAY AOTEAROA #buylocal#supportlocal

    2020 will see us celebrate NZ Bookshop Day for the sixth time, drawing thousands of people into their local bookshops to buy books to celebrate their third place: their local bookshop. This year will see dozens of bookshops throughout New Zealand celebrate their communities with a range of events, competitions and exciting activities. See a few highlights by clicking through to […]

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  •  #CreativeWitnesses and #FreeExpression – Pen International film

    A PEN International filmed event shares a film called Creative Witnesses, which will be premiered on YouTube on Thursday, 15th October.    #CreativeWitnesses and #FreeExpression. It will showcase new and original creative work by musicians and artists, inspired by writers who have been imprisonned, harassed, or even lost their lives because of their commitment to freedom […]

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  • NZ Writers Guild asks screen and quota questions of all political parties – read here

    What are your party’s Arts, Culture and Heritage and Broadcasting policies? Labour The arts and creative sectors are vitally important to the New Zealand economy, which contributes nearly $11 billion a year to GDP, employs 90,000 people and supports the wellbeing of our communities. However, our arts sector has been deeply impacted by COVID-19. We’re […]

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  • Call for judges of the 2021 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adult

    1 OCTOBER 2020 The organisers of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults are calling for expressions of interest from members of the children’s literature community who may like to be considered as judges of the 2021 awards. Applications are now open to all those with suitable qualifications and experience, and will […]

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  • STORYLINES NOTABLE BOOKS AWARDS 2020 – brochure release

    STORYLINES NOTABLE BOOKS AWARDS Storylines 2021 Notable Book Awards The 2021 Storylines Notable Book Awards will be presented in October next year, to maximise the potential for booksellers to highlight the award-winning books to parents and wider whānau as Christmas gift options. The 2021 awards therefore cover a one-off 19-month period, with a 31 August 2021 […]

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  • Congratulations to NZSA member Lorraine Orman – the 2020 Betty Gilderdale Award recipient

    Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award for 2020 goes to writer and mentor Lorraine Orman   Christchurch author, librarian and reviewer Lorraine Orman is the winner of the 2020 Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award for services to New Zealand children’s literature. Her achievements as […]

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  • The future of the cultural and creative sector – Election 2020

    Listen to this discussion between those with the arts portfolio

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  • NEW NZ BOOKS SITE KETE LAUNCHING WITH STUFF TO SHARE REVIEWS

    Thursday 10 September 2020 Kete – the new site devoted to the books of Aotearoa which launches on 15 September – will share reviews of New Zealand books with Stuff to bring the latest releases to readers of Sunday Magazine, Your Weekend and online. Kete is delighted to partner with Stuff, a New Zealand-owned media […]

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  • A small change with the potential to make a big difference to literacy in NZ

    by Paula Browning Sep 08 2020 WARWICK SMITH/STUFF We need to create a fairer system for teachers, learners and creators when it comes to copying and sharing learning resources in the classroom, writes Paula Browning. Read the rest of the article here on STUFF  https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/122685642/a-small-change-with-the-potential-to-make-a-big-difference-to-literacy-in-nz

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