2014 Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Awards: Excellence in Māori literature celebrated

Winners in five categories of Massey University’s Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Awards were celebrated at a ceremony in Wellington on Wednesday 10th December.
More than 100 guests, including authors, publishers and whānau, gathered at Te Papa to recognise the contribution Māori authors make to New Zealand’s literary landscape. University Vice-Chancellor Steve Maharey spoke about the importance of access to literature through public libraries and the power of the written word.
2014 Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Awards winners

Best film scripts awarded prizes at Victoria

A Victoria University of Wellington Masters student has won the annual David Carson-Parker Prize for his feature film script The Sun At Night, set in Wellington's youth and drug culture.
Jack Barrowman, a Masters student in the Creative Writing programme at Victoria’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML), received his $3,000 prize at a function last night.
The prize is awarded annually to the best script written in the Masters course in Creative Writing at the IIML.
Victoria Scriptwriting Programme Director Ken Duncum describes Jack’s script as both devastating and compelling.