National Library of New Zealand

National Library of New Zealand

Services to Schools provides advice and support to school library staff and teachers on school library development, reading engagement, digital literacy and learning resources.

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Read NZ Te Pou Muramura

Read NZ Te Pou Muramura

Read NZ Te Pou Muramura is the leading Aotearoa organisation connecting writers with young readers in schools, from the inner city to remote rural classrooms.

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The Literacy Place

The Literacy Place

Improving literacy outcomes for students by providing teachers with quality training and resources.

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The Sapling

The Sapling

The Sapling is a website all about children’s books … because books grow humans. The aim of The Sapling is to find conversations nobody has been able to have in the main media about children’s books and give them a good airing.

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Poetry Box

Paula Green is a poet, reviewer, anthologist, children’s author, book-award judge and blogger. She posts reviews and challenges each month to inspire young poets on her blog Poetry Box

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Read NZ Te Pou Muramura

Intermediate Young Writer's Award

The Intermediate Writers Award is a unique non-fiction essay competition open to NZ Students, Years 5 to 8. The Award is designed to offer a competitive and authentic opportunity for students to engage in purposeful writing.

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Michael King Young Writer's Programme

The Young Writers Programme is designed for senior secondary school students who are interested in creative writing. Students have the opportunity to attend one-day workshops on aspects of writing or master classes with leading writers.

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The Sapling

The Suter Art Gallery - Te Aratoi o Whakatū

The Suter offers a comprehensive education service catering for the needs of preschool, primary, secondary, and tertiary students, as well as other community groups.

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Te Rito Toi

Te Rito Toi helps teachers work with children when they first return to school following traumatic or life changing events.

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Never Such Innocence

Never Such Innocence runs an international poetry, art, speech and song competition for young people aged 9-18, focusing on conflict and its impact. They also provide free, online educational resources and activities to learn about conflict and the value of commemoration.

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Any Questions

Any Questions

Free online homework help to New Zealand school students. Chat online with a friendly librarian about a schoolwork question 1 – 6pm weekdays during the school year.

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Hooked on NZ Books

Hooked on NZ Books - He Ao Ano

Hooked on NZ Books is website for young adult (YA) readers all about reviewing and New Zealand books, and a part of Read NZ Te Pou Muramura.

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School Kit

School Kit

Innovative, exciting, free resources and classroom kits for New Zealand teachers.

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Murray Gadd Literacy

Murray Gadd Literacy

Dr Murray Gadd works nationally and internationally as a literacy facilitator and researcher, specialising in the effective teaching of writing. He created a series of videoed writing lessons to support teachers, students and their families during Covid-19.

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Any Questions

Starling Magazine

Starling considers work from New Zealand writers under 25 years old at time of submission. The deadlines for work to be considered for each issue are 20 April (Winter Issue) and 20 October (Summer Issue).

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Hooked on NZ Books

National Schools Poetry Award

The National Schools Poetry Award has been providing a forum for young writers in Aotearoa New Zealand since 2003. The Poetry Award is a significant creative opportunity offered to every senior secondary student in New Zealand.

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School Kit

City Gallery Wellington - Te Whare Toi

City Gallery runs programmes in response to their regularly changing exhibitions, led by trained visual arts teachers who draw on enquiry-based methodologies and a range of teaching strategies to engage multiple learning styles.

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Murray Gadd Literacy

Auckland Art Gallery - Toi o Tāmaki

Auckland Art Gallery offer programmes and tours to suit all levels of students, from early childhood education right through to tertiary. They also have a number of resources for educators to assist you before, during and after your visit.

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Any Questions

Cloud Workshop

Art workshops for bereavedchildren and those with life threatening illness in their family.

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Any Questions

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is an opportunity for any young person aged 11-17 to accelerate their writing career. Each year 100 winners from across the UK and worldwide are chosen by two high profile poets. You can read last year’s winning poems online.

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Congratulations

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Dr Darryn Joseph wins Heritage Book Award​

Congratulations to Dr Darryn Joseph on being awarded a NZSA Heritage Book Award in the inaugural Te Reo (Tamariki) category for his book Whakarongo ki ō Tūpuna (Oratia Books). Judge Dr Hana O’Reagan said ‘not only will they undeniably add to the richness of literature available to those hungry for Te Reo, but they will almost certainly help inspire others to follow suit.’

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Stella Weston takes the Grand Prize​

Toitoi alumni Stella Weston has been chosen as a Grand Prize Winner in the 13 and under category of the NaNoWriMo "Now What?" Writing Competition. Stella was challenged to revise and submit a 400-word excerpt from her novel, Just This Once.

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Pippi Duncan wins multiple awards​

Toitoi alumni Pippi Duncan was the runner-up in the National Schools Poetry Award for 2019 with her poem The Bonds of Love We Meet, and an AIMES Emerging Talent Award recipient in the Arts in 2020.

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Bailey O'Malley, published illustrator​

Toitoi artist Bailey O'Malley illustrated  two picture books written by Carol Duffy. Do Not Feed The Kea and It's Time to Go are gorgeous books about New Zealand native birds. Carol and Bailey are aiming to raise awareness about native species.​

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Creative Rights = Creative Reads​

Creative Rights = Creative Reads is led by The New Zealand Society of Authors, The Publishers Association of New Zealand, and Copyright Licensing New Zealand. It’s an initiative dedicated to supporting the rights of the people who make books in Aotearoa, and to explaining how these rights work, why they’re important, and the economic, social and cultural benefits we all gain when we value these.

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