Manawatu Literacy Association

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  • Past Events

  • Wed 19th Jun 2019

    Awesome Writing Workshops for Children! Open to MLA Member Schools ONLY.

    Check out our upcoming literacy workshops for our MLA MEMBER Schools; writing workshops for Y4-8 children with well-known storyteller and author, Zebong.

  • Thu 14th Mar 2019

    MLA Special AGM Event!

    See and hear about the special features of Ross Intermediate's Bilingual Unit, and listen to one teacher sharing how she is using Growth Mindset and Mindfulness to impact on literacy progress in her classroom.

  • Wed 3rd Oct 2018 — Fri 5th Oct 2018

    Literacy Landscapes; NZLA National Conference

    The Manawatu Literacy Association is proudly hosting the National Literacy Conference in 2018. We have a wonderful line up of speakers, authors, storytellers and more! Bring your whole staff; there'll be something for all levels of schooling. We also look forward to sharing what Palmy has to offer.

  • Sun 1st Jan 2017 — Sun 31st Dec 2017

    Manawatu Literacy Association 2017 Calendar of Events

    MLA Mission Statement: ‘Supporting lifelong literacy in the Manawatu’

  • Sun 6th Aug 2017 — Fri 8th Sep 2017


    The recipient of the Marie Clay Literacy Trust Grant receives free registration to the Power of Words Wellington National Literacy Conference and some expenses (total grant $500) paid by the Trust on behalf of the New Zealand Literacy Association.

  • Sun 6th Aug 2017 — Wed 6th Sep 2017

    Members Only Evening at Bruce McKenzie Booksellers

    Hear about the latest graphic novels and top picture books for children and young adults. Enjoy small bites with your Barista coffee. Browse the shops! Present your individual code at Barista Cafe and receive a $2.50 discount on your choice of hot beverage. Then wander down to Bruce McKenzie Booksellers…


  • Palmy PNINS Team win Kids’ Lit Quiz NZ Title!!!!

    We are thrilled to announce that one of our very own Palmerston North teams, have won the NZ Title at the National Kids' Lit Quiz Champs. They are now off to compete in the Worlds in Singapore next month.

  • Why Join the Manawatu Literacy Association?

    Why join MLA? Head to our 'Newsletters' section and read further to find out!

  • Presidents Report – Manawatu 2018

    2018 was an exciting and extremely busy year for our roopu. I had the pleasure of working with our amazing MLA team throughout 2018 as we prepared and hosted the 41st NZLA national conference, Literacy landscapes! On 3-5 October 2018 we joined together with over 220 conference delegates here in…

  • President’s Report for MLA 2018 AGM

    In 2017 we held a number of events; Term One: Our AGM was a free event held at College Street Normal School where Series Editor, Kay Hancock shared how the Ready to Read and Junior Journal series can support our literacy programmes. We hosted the annual Kidsai??i?? Lit Quiz on…

  • A March update from Manawatu

    Hosting conference this year is our main priority. October 2018 will bring an exciting opportunity for all associated with the teaching profession to be inspired , challenged and informed.

  • News from Manawatu

    We are welcoming the New Year with a special event which will include our AGM. Rita Palmer will present a session entitled I taught it but they didnai??i??t learn it

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