Our role as a Toi Tōtara Haemata organisation
The New Zealand Book Council Te Kaunihera Pukapuka o Aotearoa currently holds a key role for literature in Aotearoa as a Toi Tōtara Haemata organisation, under Creative New Zealand’s funding programme. All our work supports this role, which is to deliver quality programmes and champion literary endeavours around the country.
As a Tōtara organisation we:
- collaborate with publishers and support their writers through events, online content and publicity
- partner with literary festivals around the country
- keep writers and readers up to date with the latest industry news, features and issues
- run online and live campaigns to encourage reading and storytelling
- promote the joy of reading and writing to children through our many Writers in Schools programmes.