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Farr wins ‘Sunday Star-Times’ short story award 

26 November 2014

Australia-born, Wellington-based author Tracy Farr has won the open division of the Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards for her story ‘Once Had Me’, reports Stuff.co. The award, now in its 30th...

Dunedin submits UNESCO City of Literature bid

25 March 2014

Dunedin on the South Island of New Zealand has applied to become a UNESCO City of Literature.Dunedin mayor Dave Cull submitted the city’s application to UNESCO on 19 March. Cull...

NZ’s Frankfurt Pavilion wins design award 

26 June 2013

New Zealand’s Guest of Honour Pavilion at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair has won the Supreme Award and the Installation category at the 2013 Interior Awards in New Zealand. The pavilion’s co-designers, Pattersons Associates and...

Dromer replaces Poiree at Nielsen BookData NZ 

15 November 2012

David Dromer has replaced Martine Poiree as sales and marketing manager at Nielsen BookData New Zealand. The Publishers Association of New Zealand reports that Dromer was facilities manager when the...

Wootten wins NZ mid-career writers grant 

13 November 2012

The New Zealand Society of Authors has announced that Dunedin poet and novelist Sue Wootten is the winner of its new award for a mid-career writer. Also shortlisted were Anna...

Duffy to join University Book Shop Otago 

13 November 2012

The Board of the University Book Shop Otago, in New Zealand, has announced the appointment of Phillippa Duffy to the role of general manager. Duffy has previously worked as sales...

Leading Edge Books NZ to close in December

29 October 2012

Leading Edge Books has announced that it will close its New Zealand Books Group at the end of the year. Leading Edge Books general manager Simon Milne said in a...

Frankfurt 2012 opens, spotlight on New Zealand 

10 October 2012

Wilkins Farago publisher Andrew Wilkins writes: The 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair opens today, with New Zealand this year’s Guest of Honour. Forty-eight exhibitors from Australia are participating, with the Australian...

New children’s publisher to launch in New Zealand 

8 October 2012

A new children’s publisher will launch in New Zealand in November.   Book Island, founded by owner and publisher Greet Pauwelijn, originally from Belgium, will launch with three picture books,...

Booksellers NZ discontinues Premier Bestsellers program 

11 September 2012

Booksellers NZ has announced it has discontinued a program established to label books that achieved a certain level in sales. The Premier Bestsellers program has been discontinued following discussions within...

Dymocks Ponsonby closes 

12 April 2012

Dymocks has confirmed to Bookseller+Publisher that the Dymocks store in Ponsonby, Auckland, has closed. A spokesperson for Dymocks told Bookseller+Publisher that the store finished trading towards the end of 2011...

Bolinda opens New Zealand office 

28 February 2012

Australia-based audiobook publisher Bolinda Publishing has established an office in Auckland, New Zealand. Bolinda co-CEO Rebecca Hermann told the Weekly Book Newsletter that two full-time local staff, sales executives Ed...