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Photographer turns camera on Nelson/Marlborough

Wednesday, 27 October 2004, 8:31 am | Penguin Books NZ

The huge commercial and critical success of last year’s photography book Central by Arno Gasteiger is set to be repeated this year with the November launch exhibition of Nelson Marlborough. More >>

Polish orphans thank New Zealand for 60 years

Tuesday, 12 October 2004, 9:38 am | Penguin Books NZ

The 60th anniversary of the arrival of the Pahiatua children will be celebrated over Labour weekend, with Mayor of Wellington Kerry Prendergast unveiling a commemorative plaque on the 25th of October at the Frank Kitts Park in Lambton Quay. More >>

Sir Peter Blake’s life and adventures

Thursday, 30 September 2004, 9:48 am | Penguin Books NZ

On Monday October 4 Penguin Books New Zealand will publish Sir Peter Blake – An Amazing Life written by his longtime friend and colleague, Alan Sefton. More >>

Penguin celebrates Micheal King

Monday, 2 August 2004, 1:30 pm | Penguin Books NZ

When Being Pakeha by Dr Michael King was first published in 1985, it was acclaimed as being the first serious analysis of what it meant to be a non-Maori New Zealander. More >>

New Zealanders must read new book says publisher

Wednesday, 9 June 2004, 9:16 am | Penguin Books NZ

A survey conducted on behalf of the State Services Commission in March 2004 found such low levels of understanding about the Treaty of Waitangi amongst the New Zealand general public that only one in three Kiwis know the year the Treaty was signed. More >>

Penguin Books And BBC Worldwide Form New Venture

Monday, 3 May 2004, 12:54 am | Penguin Books NZ

Some of the world’s leading character properties including Teletubbies, Tweenies, Fimbles and Bob the Builder, all published by BBC Children’s Books, are to become part of an exciting new global publishing venture announced today by Penguin and ... More >>

Memorial service: Michael King & Maria Jungowska

Monday, 5 April 2004, 9:55 am | Penguin Books NZ

The families of Michael King and Maria Jungowska wish to advise that a public memorial service to celebrate their lives will be held on Saturday 17 April at midday at Te Papa in Wellington. More >>

Michael King’s death a tragic twist

Wednesday, 31 March 2004, 2:10 pm | Penguin Books NZ

Michael King’s publishers, Penguin New Zealand, is mourning his loss as news of the car crash near Maramarua killing him and his wife Maria Jungowska was announced today. More >>

Translated Maori books promote racial harmony

Monday, 22 March 2004, 3:36 pm | Penguin Books NZ

Concern over the lack of books written in Maori which accurately depict the world’s ethnic diversity has prompted the publication of seven pre-school and primary age books. More >>

Maori translations make history

Wednesday, 17 March 2004, 3:51 pm | Penguin Books NZ

Maori will join the 17 languages that international publishing house Dorling Kindersley (DK) produce when seven fully translated titles are launched on March 9. More >>

Queen of feel-good fiction to tour New Zealand

Wednesday, 28 January 2004, 1:44 pm | Penguin Books NZ

Marian Keyes, the world’s bestselling ’30-something’ novelist will visit Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch from the 24th to the 27th March to promote her new novel The Other Side of the Story. More >>

Finlay Macdonald moves to book publishing

Thursday, 4 December 2003, 2:44 pm | Penguin Books NZ

Current NZ Listener editor Finlay Macdonald is to move from magazine to book publishing, joining Penguin as Commissioning Editor from February next year. More >>

Debut Author Blooms

Wednesday, 29 October 2003, 2:41 pm | Penguin Books NZ

Debut writer Kelly Ana Morey has been awarded the $20,000 Todd New Writers' Bursary for 2003. The award allows a promising new writer to work for six months full time on an approved project. Her first novel Bloom was published in September this year ... More >>

Penguin History a sell-out

Friday, 24 October 2003, 12:01 am | Penguin Books NZ

The Penguin History of New Zealand by Michael King has sold out its entire 10,000 copy print run just ten days after publication. The reprint has an estimated delivery time of mid-November. More >>

DBC Pierre wins the Man Booker Prize 2003

Wednesday, 15 October 2003, 3:55 pm | Penguin Books NZ

First time novelist DBC Pierre wins £50,000 with a satirical tale of contemporary America More >>

Homosexual discrimination in government revealed

Monday, 13 October 2003, 4:32 pm | Penguin Books NZ

A senior New Zealand civil servant missed out on the top administrative job in the Commonwealth because of his homosexuality, historian Michael King reveals in his new Penguin History of New Zealand, published today. More >>

‘Aotearoa’ invalid says new history book

Monday, 13 October 2003, 2:18 pm | Penguin Books NZ

Aotearoa was not the traditional Maori name for New Zealand, historian Michael King says in his new Penguin History of New Zealand, published today. More >>

Waitangi Day challenged

Monday, 13 October 2003, 2:17 pm | Penguin Books NZ

Waitangi Day is a poor choice for New Zealand’s national day, according to historian Michael King. More >>

Ruth Pretty Nominated Among Worlds Best

Wednesday, 10 September 2003, 8:23 am | Penguin Books NZ

Ruth Pretty, caterer and author of two cookbooks, has been nominated for the 2003 Jacob’s Creek World Food Media Awards in the Best Soft Cover Recipe Book section. Pretty is one of two New Zealanders who have been nominated among the twenty four ... More >>

Guinness World Record for Kiwi Entrepreneur

Friday, 29 August 2003, 2:43 pm | Penguin Books NZ

World record-breaking New Zealander John Bougen has had his Guinness Book of Records application accepted. Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff will congratulate Bougen at Whitcoulls Lambton Quay store in Wellington on Monday, September 1 at 4.15pm. More >>