• Kupu Festival programme announced

    Kupu: Ngā Ringa Tuhituhi will be held from 12 – 18 June 2022 in Rotorua – Kupu is a festival to celebrate Māori writers – past, present, and future. Patricia Grace, Dr. Sir Tīmoti Kāretu, Dr. Rangi Mātāmua, Shilo Kino, Stacey & Scotty Morrison, Becky Manawatu, Whiti Hereaka, Jacinta Ruru, Dr. Hinemoa Elder, Qiane Matata-Sipu, […]

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  • NZSA member Shelley Burne-Field a finalist in Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2022

    CONGRATULATIONS TO SHELLEY-BURNE-FIELD – A 2022 SHORT STORY FINALIST! Shelley’s story ‘Speaking in tongues’  is about loss of language, about community, and about being seen and heard. Shelley Burne-Field (Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Rārua) is a fiction writer and graduate of both Te Papa Tupu and Master of Creative Writing at the University of Auckland. A […]

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  • Te Papa Tupu 2022 | 10 days left to submit

    There are 10 days left to apply for Te Papa Tupu – a unique six-month writing programme designed to develop Māori writers and open doors into the world of book publishing. This valuable opportunity is offered to six participants every two years. Submit your manuscript by 30 April 2022 On Te Papa Tupu six-month programme, […]

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  • #PayTheCreator – new UK creative rights campaign

    “About half of my invoices to festivals, magazines, etc go unpaid until I have followed up and queried. Several of these haven’t been paid a year after the invoice was issued.” Pay the Creator is a Creators’ Rights Alliance (CRA) campaign highlighting the disparity between creators and other sector workers in the areas of pay, […]

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  • Calling all Māori storytellers!

    Te Pou Theatre Ka tangi te pīpīwharauroa, ko te karere a Mahuru Kōanga is heralded by the blossoming of the kōwhai and the call of the pīpīwharauroa as it returns to our shores. This is traditionally a time of joining together and combining efforts to prepare the ground and plant for the next harvest.  We […]

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  • Judges and new sponsor announced for 2022 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    Award-winning authors, librarians, a children’s bookseller and reviewer, as well as respected proponents of te reo and te ao Māori, make up the two panels of experts selected to judge entries in the 2022 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Educationalist and author Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith, who was a judge in the […]

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  • Asia Media Centre on the hunt for new voices

    10 NOVEMBER 2021 New voices on Asia  One of the Asia Media Centre’s goals is to increase the number of voices talking about Asia-relevant issues in the New Zealand media.  We are looking for diverse perspectives from people who love writing and/or photography, and have a passion for or experience with Asia.  “New Voices” is looking […]

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  • Prestigious Māori literature awards celebrate success online: 2021 Pikihuia Awards Winners Announced 

    Pikihuia Award Winners 2021 MEDIA RELEASE 2pm, 30 October 2021 The winners of the 2021 Pikihuia Awards, the short story writing awards hosted by the Māori Literature Trust, were announced in an online ceremony streamed on Saturday afternoon. While whānau and supporters of the finalists could not gather at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke as they […]

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  • TE HĀ O TE KUPU National Māori Writers Hui March 18-20, 2022 – new date!

    TE HĀ O TE KUPU ~ tāngia ki te whenua ~ Join us at Te Poho o Rāwiri Marae, Tūranga nui a Kiwa (Gisborne) Hui*.  Booking details HERE *Original date 26-28 November 2021. Postponed due to Covid19 restrictions. Te Hā o te Kupu 2022 National Māori Writers Hui March 18-20, 2022 Te Hā o Ngā […]

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  • 2021 Pikihuia Awards ONLINE EVENT Saturday October 30, 1.00pm

    Tēnā koe, E ngā mana, e ngā reo maha tēnei rā te tuku mihi atu ki a koutou mai i tata, mai i tawhiti. Me whai aroha ki te motu e noho nei tātou i raro i te urutā Kōwheori nei. E tika ana me mihi ki ngā mate huhua noa kua whiti ki tua […]

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  • Applications Invited For 2022 Randell Cottage Writers Residency open now

    Applications are now open for the 2022 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellowship. The fellowship comprises a stipend, currently set at $27,450, and six months’ rent-free accommodation in one of Wellington’s oldest colonial buildings: Randell Cottage at 14 St Mary Street in Thorndon.   The Trust is particularly interested in hearing from mid-career and […]

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  • MĀTĀTUHI FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SIGNIFICANT LITERARY SECTOR FUNDING

    20 September 2021 The Mātātuhi Foundation is announcing two special grants to be offered before the end of the year: $8600 for a Māori-specific literary project and up to $100,000 for a one-off major project with the potential to change and grow our literary landscape. These two new grants supplement the Foundation’s upcoming biannual grant […]

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