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Government Helps Over 95,000 School Children Catch The Reading Bug

Monday, 1 July 2024, 2:38 pm | Duffy Books in Homes

During Government Book Week, just under 100,000 school children will receive two brand-new books of their choice to take home, own and read. The books will be presented at special assemblies held at each school during this week. More >>

Duffy Books In Homes Receives $42,000 In Funding From The Cummins Foundation

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 2:52 pm | Duffy Books in Homes

The Cummins Foundation was created in 1954 and serves as the company's charitable giving organization. It provides to nonprofit partners to support communities in which their employees live and work to ensure the Foundation’s resources are used ... More >>

Literacy charity helps bring sea-change to schools

Friday, 2 March 2018, 12:38 pm | Duffy Books in Homes

Literacy charity, Duffy Books in Homes, has joined forces with Young Ocean Explorers, an environmental education organisation dedicated to connecting children’s hearts and minds with the ocean through storytelling. More >>

World Cup winner shares love of books

Monday, 11 September 2017, 3:39 pm | Duffy Books in Homes

Duffy Books in Homes is known to attract talented Role Models, and recently crowned World Champion Stacey Waaka is no exception. Stacey played in the final of the Women’s Rugby World Cup for the New Zealand Black Ferns that overcame a strong England side ... More >>

Champion rower brings love of books to Kaikoura

Monday, 27 March 2017, 12:49 pm | Duffy Books in Homes

Mahe Drysdale is best known for his exploits on the water but today he visits children at Kaikoura Primary School and Hapuku School to boost morale, encourage reading and gift brand new books. More >>

Duffy’s Book Day comes to Remuera Library

Monday, 3 October 2016, 2:28 pm | Duffy Books in Homes

Duffy Books in Homes will be celebrating the love of reading with children at Remuera Library on Saturday, October 8, 2016, between 10am and 2pm and would love for you to come along. More >>

All Black’s Side Step Onto Origin Stage

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 12:47 pm | Duffy Books in Homes

Rugby Union and Rugby League are facing a head to head battle as they compete for this years Stage of Origin title in support of the Duffy Books in Homes charity. More >>

Warehouse Stationery goes above and beyond for literacy

Monday, 16 March 2015, 12:20 pm | Duffy Books in Homes

Following a three week fundraising campaign, Warehouse Stationery stores and their customers have raised $21,776 for literacy charity Duffy Books in Homes. More >>

Government brings reading home

Monday, 8 July 2013, 3:59 pm | Duffy Books in Homes

For 17 years the Government has been adding to home libraries around the country thanks to its support of the Duffy Books in Homes programme. More >>

A Cuddly Read for Dedicated Mums

Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 3:22 pm | Duffy Books in Homes

In the week leading up to Mother’s Day 522 Mums will be recognised for making an extra effort at their children’s schools. Literacy charity Duffy Books in Homes, along with publisher Scholastic New Zealand, give a lucky Mum from each school involved ... More >>

Grandparents Get Their Own Special Day

Monday, 5 November 2012, 10:12 am | Duffy Books in Homes

Literacy charity Duffy Books in Homes makes a point of rewarding grandparents who have gone the extra mile. They may have helped with coaching a sports team, doing maintenance around the school or even simply spending extra time helping their grandchildren ... More >>

Free Pass for Dads

Wednesday, 29 August 2012, 9:39 am | Duffy Books in Homes

532 fathers who go the extra mile to help out their children and their schools will be rewarded for their hard work in the week leading up to Father’s Day. One dad in each Duffy school will be the recipient of a special book as part of the Scholastic ... More >>

High school kids lead the way

Monday, 6 August 2012, 11:25 am | Duffy Books in Homes

This week high school students will return to their old primary and intermediate schools to dispel some of the myths around what to expect when making the jump to secondary school. More >>

Govt makes book ownership affordable for children

Monday, 25 June 2012, 11:11 am | Duffy Books in Homes

In October 1996 all children involved in the Duffy Books in Homes programme received a free book thanks to a one-off grant from the Government of $250,000. Now the Government donates more than $1,300,000 annually to ensure that children in low decile schools ... More >>

Share market leader gives back

Friday, 2 December 2011, 12:39 pm | Duffy Books in Homes

Share market leader gives back Listed global logistics company Mainfreight has been one of the darlings of the New Zealand share market since it went public in 1996. Coincidentally, its listing came just a year after it became one of the founding ... More >>

Fostering Love of Books Key to Literate Society

Monday, 2 July 2007, 11:30 am | Duffy Books in Homes

A successful literacy programme which has been breaking the cycle of ‘booklessness’ among low-decile primary school children is now turning its sights to kindergarten children as well. More >>

Duffy Books in Homes Fostering Kids Love Of Books

Monday, 2 July 2007, 12:17 am | Duffy Books in Homes

The Duffy Books in Homes Early Childhood Education Programme will see books put into the homes of children from 45 low-decile kindergartens taking part in the pilot programme. More >>




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