Monday, August 27, 2012

Tim Tipene at TelstraClear Event Center

For the Storylines Special Author Event our author Tim Tipene spoke to a great audience about his books, his work and his passion for writing.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Te Mana

The Henderson-based Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust launched their book Te Mana on Friday 17 August in a wonderful event at Hoani Waititi marae, Glen Eden.

The book honours the kaumatua (elders) who have taken the Trust into its current dynamic role.

Oratia Media published the book for the Trust - and we are proud to support such a worthy community!

Read the article from the Western Leader here.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bronwyn Elsmore - New Website

Our author Bronwyn Elsmore (Like them that dream - the Maori and the Old Testament) has a new great website, on which she put all her project together.

If you want to find out more, about her visit

Monday, August 13, 2012

Kura Toa at Bay of Islands College

An adaptation of Tim Tipene’s novel Kura Toa was performed at Bay of Islands College last week. The show that featured music and dancing drew large audiences and enthusiastic response. Tim Tipene was also there to support the kids and reports it being a wondeful experience. 

photo by Peter de Graaf

Friday, August 3, 2012

Tim Tipene at Massey Primary School

Author Tim Tipene visited Massey Primary School yesterday to talk with students about bullying, teachers and writing - and of course to read a chapter out of his latest book, Bullies and Warriors. There was a great response from the audience as well as lots of laughts.

HERE  you can have a look and see the first part of the video.

A reporter from the Western Leader newspaper joined the event - and if you want to read more about this wonderful afternoon, keep an eye out for the article in the Western Leader.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Bob Harvey talks on Karekare

Historian and former Waitakere City mayor Bob Harvey will be talking later this month on the history of surf lifesaving on one of Auckland's wildest and most inspirational beaches, Karekare. 

Bob was the editor of our 2009 book, The Iron-Bound Coast: Karekare in the early years, written by the late Wallace Badham. 

The talk on 21 August is hosted by the West Auckland Historical Society. 

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