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Welcome to Storylines

Ko tā mātou e whai nei, ko te whakaohooho i ngā taitamariki o Aotearoa me ō rātou whānau kia whai i te whakamīharotanga o te pānui pukapuka, otirā, ko aua pukapuka mā rātou i hangaia ai e ngā ringa tuhi, e ngā ringa tā o Aotearoa.

Storylines aims to inspire young New Zealanders and their whanau to enjoy the magic of reading, especially reading books created for them by New Zealand writers and illustrators.

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Helen and Mathilda enjoy a story together - Storylines

Reading matters

Reading to and with young people of all ages is crucial to their development, not just their reading skills. Storylines’ sponsor, Scholastic NZ, outlines on its website just how important  it is, and why reading matters to young people of all ages.

Raymond McGrath, Swapna Saddow and Heather Haylock on the Auckland Story Tour 2021.

2021 Story Tours

Seven Storylines Story Tours take place during 2021. These inspirational visits by writers and illustrators of children’s and YA books are free for schools, early childhood centres, and/ or community venues across the country.

Read details of the regions Storylines Story Tours has yet to visit in 2021. Fill out the registration form for your region to make a booking, or email festival@storylines.org.nz if you have any questions.

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Te Awhi Rito

The appointment of writer Ben Brown (Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Koroki, Ngāti Paoa) Ben Brown as the inaugural Te Awhi Rito New Zealand Reading Ambassador for

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Our Supporters

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Storylines Award sponsors

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Other organisations

Other organisations who share our objective of promoting books and reading in New Zealand include:

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