Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Warrior Kids Returns

After a year's break, youth work and award-winning author Tim Tipene is back teaching his Warrior Kids and Master Arts classes.

Tim has set up a customised studio for his classes alongside his home in Ranui, West Auckland.

A 5th Dan Black Belt with a graduate certificate in child and adolescent mental health, Tim started his Warrior Kids programme in 1994.

The martial-arts based programme, which teaches children resilience and self-control, has become a fixture in schools and communities for over 18 years, reaching thousands of children. The Master Arts classes teach teenagers and adults the finer aspects of martial arts in the pursuit of self-mastery.

“I’m delighted to be back offering classes from our new studio, and look forward to enriching the lives of children, teenagers and adults through Warrior Kids and Master Arts,” Tim said.

Tim is also an award-winning author; his ninth book, the young adult novel Patu, was released last November by local publisher Oratia Media and has gained a strong response in New Zealand and overseas.

Tim Tipene runs weekly Warrior Kids and Master Arts Classes in West Auckland. For more information visit or
phone (09) 8339408 or 021 525450.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

New Zealand Tattoo in Hamilton

The International Tattoo & Art Expo will take place in Hamilton at Claudelands Event Centre this coming weekend, 23-24 February, with over 120 exhibitors showing their body art and taking commissions for work. Our book New Zealand Tattoo: In the home of the tattooist's art will be there as well, on sale at the booth of artist Steve Maddock from Underground Arts - and photographer Chris Hoult will be there to sign the book and take photos on Sunday 24 February.

For more on the expo, click here

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Libro in Tokyo

This bookstore in the Shiodome City Center in Tokyo's Shimbashi district caught my eye during our recent stay in Japan. It's good to see that Libro means book even in Japan!


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