• NZ title in 2021 IBBY International Selection of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities.

    Outstanding New Zealand title   Of Course You Can, written by Karen Hinge and illustrated by Nicky Sievert (published by One Tree House) has been chosen as one of the 2021 IBBY Selection of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities. This bilingual story is presented in English and Te reo Māori and focuses on […]

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  • Call for nominations for Te Awhi Rito – Reading Ambassador for NZ

    The establishment of Te Awhi Rito New Zealand Reading Ambassador for children and young adults was announced in August by Prime Minister and then-Minister for Arts Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern. The founding partners have since then worked to develop the processes and protocols that govern the establishment and ongoing delivery of the role. Appointment […]

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  • NZSA member Joy Cowley joins Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi whānau

    Celebrating our 2020 Whakamana Hiranga the Icons at Government House December 1, 2020 Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi guests come together at Government House to celebrate three exceptional artists as Whakamana Hiranga Icons; Dr Sandy Adsett MNZM, Sam Neill DCNZM OBE, and Joy Cowley ONZ DCNZM OBE, who this year joined a living circle of […]

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  • Children’s Short Story Competition – TAF2020

    How are your children’s mystery short stories coming along? We’ve already received entries from the Huon Valley and interstate, but we’d love more from Australia, New Zealand and all around the world. Please spread the word – the competition is for all young writers under the age of 16. Remember – entries are due in […]

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  • From Rio to Rotorua: Toitoi creates connections across cultures

    MEDIA RELEASE 4 November 2020 Toitoi and Latin America CAPE have partnered to create a multilingual app that showcases stories, poems and art by young New Zealanders about the vibrant cultures of Latin America. The app, available in English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese, can be downloaded for free and is available on all platforms. Readers […]

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  • Announcing the winners of the 2020 NZSA Heritage Book Awards 2020 – Winners

    30.10.20  Winners of the NZSA Heritage Book Awards were announced last night in Christchurch.  The Non-Fiction winner was Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death by Caroline Barron. (Bateman Books). In 2018 Barron was a Short Prose winner in these awards with an excerpt from the book. Judges Hilary and John Mitchell said, […]

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  • The Market and Publishers in China 2020

      China-Publishers-Magazine-Special-Report-for-Frankfurt-2020  Click this link to read

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  • Vietnamese Publisher Ehomebooks Launches the ‘International Children’s Picture Book Award 2020’

    Looking to celebrate as-yet undiscovered authors and illustrators, Ehomebooks launches a children’s book award that crosses international boundaries. By Hannah Johnson | @hannahsjohnson FROM PUBLISHING PERSPECTIVES Searching for ‘Diverse and Outstanding’ Picture Books While many book prizes and awards are focused on creators and titles from particular regions or languages, Vietnamese children’s book publisher Ehomebooks has set out […]

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  • University of Otago fellowships named

    Monday, 19 October 2020 Award-winning novelist and West Coast newspaper reporter Becky Manawatu has been named as next year’s University of Otago Burns Fellow.   The university also announced that Heather McQuillan is the University of Otago College of Education Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence. Otago humanities division pro-vice-chancellor Prof Tony Ballantyne said […]

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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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  • 2020 NZSA Heritage Book Awards – shortlists announced

    NZSA Heritage Literary Awards Announce Shortlist NZSA Canterbury Branch Date: 14.10.20 Judges have announced the short lists for the 2020 New Zealand Heritage Book Awards. All work this year was asked to reflect on “Encountering our Stories: Art, Culture, Identity.” New categories this year are Te Reo books and Children’s Books. 50 entries were received […]

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  • Storylines Dame Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira Award.

    E ngā kaituhi reo Māori! Enter your manuscript for the Storylines Dame Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira Award. – any genre (picture book, junior fiction, YA fiction, non-fiction) – original works in te reo Māori (not translations) – deadline 31 October. Enter online: https://bit.ly/36mBMdi Receive a guaranteed offer of publication with HUIA and a cash prize of […]

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