New Zealand’s ‘other’ national sport has its time to shine

There’s no denying that rugby is New Zealand’s national sport, with our All Blacks currently sitting atop the world podium, but for some it’s pipped at the post by another type of ‘sport’: reading.
Kids’ Lit Quiz, dubbed “the sport of reading”, was founded by New Zealand quizmaster Wayne Mills in 1991. The annual literature quiz tests students aged 10 to 13 years old on their ability to read and retain key points and facts from a variety of books for their age group. Categories include authors, titles, setting, characters, poetry and nursey rhymes.

Launch of Maukatere: Floating Mountain

We hope you can make it to the Wellington launch of Maukatere: Floating Mountain by Bernadette Hall, with drawings by Rachel O'Neill, proudly published by Seraph Press.
When: Thursday 2 June 2016, 6.00pm
Where: Ekor Book Shop Cafe, 17B College Street, Wellington
Maukatere: Floating Mountain is a single long poem sequence that explores and celebrates life below Maukatere (Mt Grey) in the Hurunui. It features 10 exquisite drawings by Rachel O’Neill. It is published a handsome hand-bound and hand-numbered limited first edition of 170.

What Lies Beneath: The Children's War Book Exhibition

The What Lies Beneath exhibition focusses on 10 New Zealand children's books about war. For more information about the exhibition, check out Maria Gill's blog here.

Currently on display at Auckland Central Library for the month of April, it will then be heading off on a journey around New Zealand taking in Birkenhead, Queenstown, Palmerston North, Whangarei, Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton and Dunedin. The exhibition will officially open on Tuesday April 19th from 5pm - 7pm at Auckland Central Library.