Welcome to the New Zealand Literacy Association. We are an association consisting of regional councils which encourage membership of teachers, parents, and literacy educators.

From our Executive through to our Regional Councils we are all volunteers committed to the development of Literacy in its many forms.

We seek to support educators to improve their understanding of Literacy, whether at preschool through to adults. We look to provide professional development for all that are interested as well as many other services to our regions.

Our partnerships with Australia and Oceania are also key to us as we see our role as global citizens.

Welcome to our website, our 2-5 year plan is to be a central hub where all educators know that they can come to for a wide ranging resource base.

Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi
With your basket and my basket the people will live

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2019 Conference

The Canterbury Literacy Association is honoured to be hosting the 42nd New Zealand Literacy Association Conference 2019

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National Events

The NZLA organise Annual Conferences run by the Regional Associations. From time to time there are workshops and other special meetings that are run.

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  • Marie Clay Trust Keynote Speaker Award

    The Marie Clay Address was instigated to honour her achievements and her life-long commitment to literacy.

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  • Marie Clay Literacy Trust Travel Award

    The New Zealand Literacy Association is pleased to announce the availability of TWO international literacy travel awards for 2018. Both awards, supported by the Marie Clay Literacy Trust, allow for a New Zealand educator to attend an overseas Literacy Conference in 2019.

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  • NZLA $5000 Research Scholarship

    The New Zealand Literacy Association is pleased to announce a Research Scholarship for NZLA members. This scholarship is to provide financial support to a current individual member of NZLA in order to undertake research in the field of literacy.

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