Next Deadline IS...

May 31, 2024

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The Winter issue features:

Mayor of the Cul-de-sac
My Great Football Experience
Red Zone

The Bakery
The Blackmount Trail Ride
A Life Full of Colour
Will and the Yeti

The Sailor
Front Yard Cricket

Roasting Marshmallows

... and many more!

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From The Editor
Artist credits: Kapa Haka, Toitoi 32, pictures by Meilan George-Cawte, age 11; Te Wai Tino Makariri, Toitoi 13, ko te pikitia a Tirea Campbell, e 12 tau tōna pakeke; In the Depths, Toitoi 13, pictures by Scarlet Connor, age 10; Leaving Colombia, Toitoi: Latin America Special Issue, pictures by Alena Zhu, age 13 ; Lady of the Lake, Toitoi 19, pictures by Harry Simpson, age 8.
Toitoi Together

Toitoi teams up with the School Journal

Submissions for the June 2024 School Journals are now open!

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.

Deadline: September 22, 2023

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Explore Toitoi

Explore Toitoi

A selection of stories, poems and artwork from the journals are now available online.
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From Rio to Rotorua

From Rio to Rotorua

Read the digital stories or download the free app of the Toitoi: Latin America Special Issue

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Toitoi on Tour

Toitoi on Tour

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Toitoi Together

Elsie Locke Writing Prize

Submissions for the Elsie Locke Writing Prize 2023 have now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted their writing.

The winner will be announced in Term 4.

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Te Reo Māori Submissions

Nei te reo pōwhiri a Toitoi ki a koutou, e te mātātahi, ki ngā ringatuhi, ki ngā ringatoi atu i te 5-13 tau te pakeke. Haramai rā! He pākiki, he māia, he auaha? Ā tēnā, tukuna mai ā koutou mahi ki te reo Ingarihi, ki te reo Māori rānei e whakaata mai ana i ā koutou tikanga, i ō koutou wheako mō te noho ki Aotearoa.

Tukuna mai, imērahia mai tō tuhinga, (me) tō mahi toi rānei ki āpitingia tō ingoa, tō pakeke, tō kura me te ingoa o tō matua/kaitiaki, tō kaiako rānei me ngā kōrero whakapā atu ki a koe.

Hiamo katoa ana mātou kia whakapā mai koe.

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