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Dame of Aotearoa children’s literature steals Harry Potter’s crown

Dame of Aotearoa children’s literature steals Harry Potter’s crown

Whitcoulls announce their Kids’ Top 50 Books List today (Friday, September 22, 2023) and with it reveal Dame Lynley Dodd’s classic book Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy steals Harry Potter’s crown as the nation’s favourite children’s book.

Historical fiction series takes top spot – even more popular with Kiwi readers than Harry Potter!

Historical fiction series takes top spot – even more popular with Kiwi readers than Harry Potter!

Thousands of Kiwi readers vote for a range of diverse genres in the Whitcoulls Top 100 Books List annually and for many years, J. K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful Harry Potter Series has been their most popular choice.

Kiwi kids are serial readers, reveals popular Top 50 Books List

Kiwi kids are serial readers, reveals popular Top 50 Books List

Aotearoa New Zealand’s younger readers have an insatiable appetite for book series, Whitcoulls announce, as they unveil their Kids’ Top 50 Books List today, Tuesday 27 September 2022.

Phantom National Poetry Day 2021 set to ignite public spaces!

Phantom National Poetry Day 2021 set to ignite public spaces!

Poetry fans across Aotearoa New Zealand are eager to create a vibrant, diverse Phantom National Poetry Day on Friday 27 August 2021, after the global pandemic curtailed public gatherings last year.

Lighting up Auckland’s Sky Tower for Rotary’s centenary

Lighting up Auckland’s Sky Tower for Rotary’s centenary

In honour of Rotary’s milestone anniversary, Auckland’s Sky Tower will be lit in the organisation’s signature colours of blue and gold on the evening of June 13, 2021.

Lighting up Auckland’s Sky Tower for Rotary’s centenary

Lighting up Auckland’s Sky Tower for Rotary’s centenary

In honour of Rotary’s milestone anniversary, Auckland’s Sky Tower will be lit in the organisation’s signature colours of blue and gold on the evening of June 13, 2021.

Christchurch Architecture: A Walking Guide

Christchurch Architecture: A Walking Guide

Legacy and modernity meld in Christchurch architecture

A Celebration of Aotearoa's maritime past and present

A Celebration of Aotearoa's maritime past and present

Stories told through the taonga of the New Zealand Maritime Museum

Kiwi kids seek out books with positive messages

Kiwi kids seek out books with positive messages

Local book Aroha’s Way by Craig Phillips is a huge hit with Kiwi kids, storming onto the Whitcoulls Kids’ Top 50 Books List at number three.

Tree of Strangers

Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 2nd "Skies" Online Art Competition for the month of September 2020. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are

Tree of Strangers

Tree of Strangers

A compelling memoir of adoption, loss and discovery

First Chapters: Shining a light on new New Zealand books in limbo

First Chapters: Shining a light on new New Zealand books in limbo

New Zealand publishers have had to delay the publication of many New Zealand books in recent weeks, most of which they anticipate releasing to fanfare in May 2020.