• Celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori: The Coalition for Books shares Māori book reviews in te reo Māori

    E whakanui ana te Coalition for Books i Te Wiki o te reo Māori mā te whakaputa i a Kete Books  ki roto katoa i te reo tawhito rawa o te motu, a Te Reo Māori. The Coalition for Books will celebrate Te Wiki o te reo Māori week by publishing Kete Books entirely in […]

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  • Emerging Māori Writer in Residence – Te Herenga Waka

    About the residency The Emerging Māori Writer’s Residency was established in 2019 by Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, with the support of Creative New Zealand. It runs for three months in the first half of each year, funding dependent, and includes a writing room, a mentor from the Māori arts community, and a stipend […]

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  • Te Hui Ahurei Reo Māori o Te Whanganui-a-Tara | The Māori Language Festival of Wellington

    Te Hui Ahurei Reo Māori o Te Whanganui-a-Tara, the Māori Language Festival of Wellington, is happening across Pōneke this September to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Māori language petition delivered to Parliament in September, 1972. With te reo Māori focused arts and events, many of the whānau-friendly experiences are either free, or you […]

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  • Brown Ink – Script Development

    Playmarket’s Brown Ink development programme is looking for Māori and Pasifika writers with the best new and original work.   The programme offers playwrights a development workshop with a professional script advisor and actors dedicated to helping you develop your play. Plays selected for development for Brown Ink that have gone to professional productions include Still […]

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  • Keri Hulme’s generous koha for Māori writers

    The original manuscript of the bone people, by legendary author Keri Hulme (Kāi Tahu and Kāti Māmoe), will be auctioned at Dunbar Sloane on the 11th of August, this year. Keri Hulme was the first New Zealander to win the prestigious Booker Prize in 1985. She was also the first writer to win the Booker Prize, […]

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  • Wharerangi, the first Māori literature hub, launches online

    Launched this week, Wharerangi (www.maorilithub.co.nz) is a site designed to support, inform and empower Māori writers at different stages in their careers. It is also a destination for readers and educators around the world to find information on contemporary Māori literature. The editorial team is writer and editor Paula Morris (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Manuhiri, Ngāti […]

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  • Māori Twitter, and other issues – Newsroom

    An honest kōrero with Hawke’s Bay writer Shelley Burne-Field and author Colleen Maria Lenihan. Shelley: Kia ora e hoa, We both did Te Papa Tupu, the mentoring programme run by the Māori Literature Trust. Now I’m doing the New Zealand Society of Authors mentoring programme. I’ve talked to a couple of dozen people over the […]

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  • Māori language publishing is growing – PANZ report

    The Publishers Association of NZ / Te Rau o Tākupu (PANZ) launched the Book Industry Market Size Report 2021 at their conference this week. The report highlights key findings from survey results and looks at the shape of Aotearoa New Zealand Publishing. The good news is that the book market remains buoyant — Trade publishing […]

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  • Te Tauihu Short Story Awards 2022

    Congratulations to all authors who entered the awards. The message from our judges: Please keep writing. There is certainly a lot of talent out there. English Language Awarded Entries First Place The Last Place I’ll look by James MacTaggart from Christchurch (Ngāi Tahu) Second Place A Toast to the First Girl I Never Kissed by […]

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  • Celebrating 35 years of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori

    We’re celebrating 35 years of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori! On the 1st of August, 1987, the Māori Language Act came into force making te reo Māori an official language in its own country. The Māori Language Commission was established as a result of this Act. The first action at the first board […]

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  • Witi Ihimaera on National Radio

    Witi Ihimaera on National Radio   This weekend the New Zealand Society of Authors will mark the 50th birthday of Witi Ihimaera’s groundbreaking collections of short stories, first published in 1972. Bryan Crump spoke to Witi July 26 ahead of the celebration. LISTEN HERE    Link to Auckland roadshow information  HERE    

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  • Seeking NZSATPKoA Te Māngai Māori ki te Poari Board Delegate

    NZSA Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa Board Delegate: Te Māngai Māori ki te Poari   The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa PEN NZ Inc (NZSATPKoA) holds a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi through building cohesive systems that ensure working with Māori in meaningful ways and developing paths for Māori […]

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