New Zealand Book Month background
New Zealand Book Month is a non-profit initiative promoting books and reading – and as a result, literacy – in New Zealand.
One month each year we celebrate books and encourage all Kiwis to get involved. The clear goal of New Zealand Book Month is to form a community of readers from Cape Reinga to the Bluff.
For a full list of Hawke's Bay events check the NZ Book Month website...
For Hastings District Library events check our Events Calendar...
Vouchers for All
Have you used your $5.00 book voucher yet? From 1-31 March 2013, anyone can use the $5.00 book voucher at a participating bookstore.
NZ Book Month vouchers have been delivered to home around New Zealand. They are also available from Caltex Services stations and online. See nzbookmonth.co.nz for more information.
Book Vouchers to Schools
To celebrate New Zealand Book Month this year, the National Library Services to Schools team, in association with Caltex Energy for Learning, is distributing three quarters of a million $5 book vouchers into schools, one for every child.
New Zealand Book Month is looking to encourage book ownership wherever possible – based on sound research that shows that children growing up in homes with books receive, on average, an additional three years education when compared with children from bookless homes – regardless of their parents education or financial status.
Also available from this website are Read Aloud brochures in English, Māori, Samoan, Tongan and Cook Island Māori.
Matariki Wines - partnering Hastings District Libraries in our NZ Book Month events
Matariki Wines produces premium world-class wines from the heart of the prestigious Gimblett Gravels region in Hawke’s Bay.
Established in 1992 by the O’Connor family and named in honour of ‘Matariki’, the celebration surrounding Maori New Year, Matariki Wines has a long-standing association with artistic and cultural projects and is proud to support community events.
Old world style of winemaking combined with new world elegance is beautifully expressed in Matariki’s classically handcrafted wines.