Children & Family

Book Launch

BOOK LAUNCH: ATUA BY GAVIN BISHOP

Tuesday, 24th August 5:30 pm

Penguin Random House warmly invites you to the launch of Gavin Bishop’s new book Atua: Māori Gods and Legends. Atua explores Aotearoa's most exciting legends from creation to migration. All welcome.

Children & Family

THE GREAT WORD STORY HUNT

Saturday, 28th August 10:30 am

The Great WORD Story Hunt is back, with hidden clues taking you and your family from one end of Tūranga to the other! With James Norcliffe, Maysoon Salama, Joanna Grochowicz, Maria Gill, Sarina Dickson and Hilary Jean Tapper. Adventure awaits! Prizes to be won!

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MARGARET MAHY MEMORIAL LECTURE: BEN BROWN

Sunday, 29th August 1:30 pm

Ben Brown is the inaugural Te Awhi Rito Reading Ambassador, travelling the nation to nurture young readers. But how do you combine oral storytelling traditions and reading? Ben draws on kā awhi rito, the mature leaves which support the young shoot of a harakeke plant, and his life as a poet and educator, to talk about building children’s imagination and confidence through storytelling in all its forms.

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