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NZ publishing projects awarded CLNZ funds

A number of New Zealand publishers and authors have received funding in the latest round of Copyright Licensing New Zealand’s (CLNZ) Contestable Fund.

Established in 2014, the fund supports ‘strategic projects that demonstrate New Zealand publishing growth and development, including within education’.

The successful applicants are:

  • Toitoi Media NZ$7600 (A$7113)
  • Huia (NZ) NZ$10,000 (A$9359)
  • Lesley Smith NZ$10,000 (A$9359)
  • New Zealand Book Awards Trust NZ$20,000 (A$18,718)
  • Prue Langbein NZ$8000 (A$7487)
  • Clean Slate Press NZ$8000 (A$7487)
  • Zak Waipara NZ$5000 (A$4679)
  • Flying Start Books NZ$5000 (A$4679).

Huia Publishing, Clean Slate Press and Zak Waipara received funding for ‘projects that specifically encourage Te Reo in primary school classrooms’; while Toitoi Media received funding to ‘help deliver New Zealand student journal publications and teaching resources into low decile schools’.

The New Zealand Book Awards Trust received funding for the employment of a part-time manager ‘who will help to enhance the delivery of the NZ Book Awards, NZ Children’s Book Awards and National Poetry Day’; and Flying Start Books received funding to develop its digital export trade.

Authors Lesley Smith and Prue Langbein received funding for individual writing projects.

The recipients were chosen from 59 applications.

For more information about the fund, click here.


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