• In the Books Bubble with Brandy Scott

    Stacy Gregg Stacy Gregg is HarperCollins NZ’s third best-selling children’s author of all time (after David Walliams and Dr Seuss). Mystic, the BBC TV adaptation of her international best-selling Pony Club Secrets series, screens soon on TVNZ. Nicky Pellegrino Nicky Pellegrino is a former editor of the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. She is the author […]

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  • In the Book Bubble with…Nalini Singh

    In this week’s episode of the Book Bubble podcast New York Times bestselling Auckland author Nalini Singh talks frankly with Nicky Pellegrino about the lack of diversity among authors of NZ popular fiction and what she thinks is going wrong. Why reading lots of romance isn’t bad for your love life. And how she made […]

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  • BookBubble podcast: Kyle Mewburn

    Stacy Gregg and Nicky Pellegrino continue their BookBubble podcast series with an interview with Kyle Mewburn, the transgender author of children’s picture books. Kyle Mewburn’s impending autobiography tells the emotional and powerful story of her journey to realising her true self as a transwoman. In this episode of Book Bubble, the author of picture books […]

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  • AAP Member-Publishers File Copyright Infringement Suit Against Internet Archive – long overdue lawsuit!

      Alleging ‘a profound disrespect for the value chain of copyright,’ the Association of American Publishers goes to court over the Internet Archive’s ‘National Emergency Library’ and ‘Open Library.’   Image – iStockphoto: Light Scribe Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief AAP: Internet Archive ‘Bludgeons the Legal Framework’ Today (June 1), four publisher-members of the Association of American Publishers—including […]

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  • Now is the time to invest in the creative arts

    From STUFF  Paul Millar | Guest writer Opinion The prime minister yesterday announced a package including $25m to ‘provide artists whose projects are funded by Creative NZ with jobs.’ An even more substantial investment in the creative arts will help drive our post-Covid recovery, argues Paul Millar. When Covid-19 forced the postponement of the popular international literary festival […]

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  • Creative New Zealand welcomes biggest government investment in the arts for two decades

    Creative New Zealand is thrilled with the Government’s multimillion-dollar investment in the arts and culture sector – the biggest government investment since 2000 – which will strengthen the organisation’s ability to support the arts community’s recovery from the impact of COVID-19. 29 May 2020 The Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Rt […]

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  • Support for arts and music sector recovery

    29 May 2020 Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Hon Grant Robertson Hon Carmel Sepuloni A jobseekers programme for the creative sector and four new funds have been set up by the Government to help our arts and music industry recover from the blow of COVID-19.   Thousands of jobs will be supported through today’s $175 million […]

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  • BUDGET 2020 Libraries to help with jobs and community recovery 27/5/2020

    The Minister said that the package also includes a 20% increase to the Public Lending Right fund – the money that is paid to New Zealand authors that have books available through our public libraries. The $1.6 million extra over four years is the first increase to the fund since 2008.   LIANZA President, Rachel […]

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  • CLNZ – Copyright Licensing New Zealand – latest news

    As New Zealand adjusts to its new ‘normal’ and begins its long journey out of the lock down stages, we wanted to share with you a number of opportunities that are currently available to New Zealand writers and authors. Both the CLNZ/NZSA Writers’ Award and Research Grants were brought forward in response to the COVID-19 […]

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  • From May 24-30, New Zealand – and further afield – will embrace and celebrate the third most spoken language in Aotearoa with Samoa Language Week. 

       24th May 2020 It is the second of nine Pacific Language Weeks this year, supported by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples and facilitated by Fa’alapotopotoga mo le A’oa’oina o le Gagana Samoa i Aotearoa (FAGASA), Sosaiete Aoga Amata Samoa I Aotearoa (SAASIA), and FOTU O MALAMA – the Association for Teachers of Samoan Language […]

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  • Stuff chief executive Sinead Boucher buys company for $1

    Stuff chief executive Sinead Boucher has purchased Stuff from its Australian owners Nine Entertainment for $1. The chief executive was returning the company to New Zealand ownership, with the sale expected to be completed by 31 May. “Our plan is to transition the ownership of Stuff to give staff a direct stake in the business […]

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  • The price of literature: writers take on Government over fair pay

    By Kelly Dennett  May 24 2020 Writers fear their ability to earn will be further eroded as the results of reviews affecting their revenue streams near completion.   Maurice Gee recalls it wasn’t until he was mid-career that he and his wife felt financially comfortable enough for him to commit to his writing full-time. By that […]

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