Our Supporters

The work of the New Zealand Book Council Te Kaunihera Pukapuka o Aotearoa would not be possible without the generous support of its principal funder, Creative New Zealand, and our other partners and supporters. On behalf of the children and other readers who benefit from our programme, we extend our heart-felt thanks.

Principal Funder

The New Zealand Book Council Te Kaunihera Pukapuka o Aotearoa receives annual funding from Creative New Zealand.

Major Partners

Foundation North
Lion Foundation
Pub Charity


Mainland Foundation
David Levene Foundation
Four Winds Foundation
Marlborough Book Festival
Ministry of Education
National Library of New Zealand
Wellington City Council
Community Trust of Southland

Friends and Patrons

The contributions of our Patrons help resource our programmes and activities.


Book Council Luminaries (Over $5000 a year)

Peter and Mary Biggs
Paul McArthur

Book Council Ambassadors (Over $1000 a year)

John Allen
Deanna Eisenhofer and Marcel Van Den Assum
Mark Ford
Faye Lowe and Cameron Mehlhopt
Dennis Roberts and Richard Stone
Ashley Smout
John and Margaret Wareham

Book Council Champions (Over $500 a year)

David Campbell
Claire Chamberlain

Tier Two Patrons ($400 a year)

University Book Shop (Otago)
Jenny Pattrick

Associate Friends ($300 a year)

Page & Blackmore
Mary Egan Publishing
Vic Books

Tier One Patrons ($200 a year)

Copyright Licensing NZ
Sir Michael Cullen
Milton Hollard QSM
Abby Letteri
Dame Lynley Dodd
Michael King Writers' Centre
Charmaine Pountney
JD Donovan
Professor Les Holborow