children’s book

A mouse’s tale

By PHILIP CHANDLER For Queenstown muso Gemma Healy, her first children’s book, Bongo The Stowaway Mouse New Zealand, started as a song about Bongo the mouse. In the book, Bongo, having stowed on a plane that lands in NZ, undergoes various...

An island weka tale

By GUY WILLIAMS Take a true story and improve on it a little. That’s the approach Glenorchy artist Dine Riera took when she decided to write a children’s book about Pigeon Island’s weka. The result is her first book, The Extraordinary True...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's adventure girl Emma Timmis has never been one to shy away from a challenge. In 2014 she ran across Africa - the 3974km distance equivalent to 94 marathons - in 89 days. Then in 2017 she unofficially broke...
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