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The winter issue features:

Congratulations
The Legend of Huriawa
Ko Tōtara Toku Ingoa
Adele's Big Moment

Instant Regret
Paper Crane
The Worst Mistake of My Life
Starfish
Walter McIntyre
Fine Dining
Fish Gone Wrong
The Roar

Nothing Ever Happens

... and many more!

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Artist credits: Gigi, Toitoi 27, pictures by Sienna Trollé, age 13; Te Wai Tino Makariri, Toitoi 13, ko te pikitia a Tirea Campbell, e 12 tau tōna pakeke; We Will Remember, Toitoi 26, pictures by Jack Hamilton, age 13; In the Depths, Toitoi 13, pictures by Scarlet Connor, age 10; Tuatara, Toitoi 27, pictures by Emily Cronwright, age 11; Lady of the Lake, Toitoi 19, pictures by Harry Simpson, age 8.
Toitoi Together

Elsie Locke Writing Prize

Submissions for the Elsie Locke Writing Prize 2022 have now closed.

We are now in the process of reading and selecting submissions. The winner will be announced in Term 4 and their work published in Toitoi 29!

Click on the link below for more information on the prize.

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Toitoi Together

Toitoi teams up with the School Journal

This is an amazing chance for Toitoi writers to have a piece of work published in the world's longest-running serial publication for children, alongside established and celebrated writers from Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Explore Toitoi

Explore Toitoi

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From Rio to Rotorua

From Rio to Rotorua

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