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New Campaign Promotes Reading For Pure Fun This Summer

Friday, 10 December 2021, 10:02 am | Read NZ

A new online campaign launching today will encourage Kiwis to pick up a book and share their reading this summer. NZ Summer of Reading is a call to share and promote reading for relaxation and pure fun. Summer is a period when many of us have a little ... More >>

Fijian Community Launches New Book For Language Week

Monday, 27 September 2021, 10:17 am | Read NZ

A unique book celebrating language and culture is being launched in Wellington during Fijian Language Week, October 3 – 9. <img src="" width="583" height="720"> Voqa ni Veisemati: Vola Italanoa ... More >>

The power of reading in a life well lived

Monday, 20 September 2021, 10:21 am | Read NZ

The life-changing power of reading and literature is explored in this year’s compelling Read NZ Te Pou Muramura Pānui (formerly the Book Council Lecture). More >>

12 Cook Island Women Publish A Book About Their Lives In Tokoroa

Monday, 2 August 2021, 10:59 am | Read NZ

A new book is being launched in Tokoroa during Cook Island Language Week. <img src="" width="720" height="720"> Te Kinakina: E Ngara I te Ngari, ... More >>

Rebirth Of Programme Aims To Grow Next Generation Of Literary Critics

Monday, 3 August 2020, 12:58 pm | Read NZ

A programme dedicated to literary reviews for and by young people has been adopted by Read NZ Te Pou Muramura (formerly NZ Book Council). Hooked on NZ Books He Ao Ano matches young readers with New Zealand-authored books and publishes their reviews. ... More >>

Welcome To The Stay Home Book Club

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 2:32 pm | Read NZ

A new website launched today encourages Kiwi kids to explore new and familiar stories during the national lockdown. Stay Home Book Club is a new online reading challenge from Read NZ Te Pou Muramura (formerly NZ Book Council). Primary and intermediate-aged ... More >>

Reading for enjoyment key to education success

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 2:52 pm | Read NZ

New Zealand’s performance in an international education test has reached a new low and a drop in reading for enjoyment is being named as one of the factors. More >>

New Zealanders are distracted readers, new research finds

Monday, 7 October 2019, 10:27 am | Read NZ

New Zealanders spend half their waking lives online, are flicking between multiple texts at any given time, and are less likely to engage in long text, a new study shows. More >>

New Zealand Book Council becomes Read NZ Te Pou Muramura

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 11:14 am | Read NZ

New Zealand Book Council is changing its name and identity to become Read NZ Te Pou Muramura. The move will better reflect its work to promote reading through a range of programmes and campaigns, as well as a desire to remain truly relevant in ... More >>