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The Press Christchurch Writers’ Festival returns 

11 September 2012

The Press Christchurch Writers’ Festival was held in Christchurch from 30 August to 2 September, returning after a four-year wait. The previous two attempts to stage the festival—in 2010 and...

Christchurch library closes due to earthquake risk 

25 July 2012

The Christchurch City Council in New Zealand has closed the South Library and Beckenham Service Centre after receiving the results of an engineering evaluation which concluded that the building which...

Christchurch Writers’ Festival returns 

5 June 2012

The Press Christchurch Writers’ Festival will return to Christchurch this year after the previous two attempts to stage the festival—in 2010 and a scaled-down version in 2011—were abandoned due to...

In Brief 

16 May 2011

Local publishers release fixed-layout ebooks HarperCollins Publishers, Murdoch Books and NewSouth Books have announced the release of fixed-layout ebooks in the Apple iBookstore this week. Fixed-layout ebooks replicate the design and layout of...

In Brief 

7 March 2011

Booksellers NZ providing updates on Christchurch bookstores Booksellers NZ is continuing to provide updates about member stores that were affected by the Christchurch earthquake in February on its website, including information about...

NZ book community to raise money for Christchurch 

1 March 2011

The New Zealand book community has begun raising money for Christchurch residents and businesses that have been affected by the earthquake in the city last week. Booksellers NZ has established...

Earthquake hits Christchurch 

22 February 2011

Following yesterday's earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, Booksellers NZ is reporting updates from its members on the association's website. Booksellers NZ reports that Children's Book Shop Christchurch manager Mary Sangster...

In brief 

17 January 2011

New location for the Northern Rivers Writers' Centre  The Northern Rivers Writers' Centre, home to the Byron Bay Writers Festival, has moved into new offices. The Centre has moved from...