Waikato Events

  • Wed 13th Feb 2019 — Fri 20th Dec 2019

    2019 Calendar of Events

    The Waikato team of organised an exciting line up of events for children and educators this year.

  • Past Events

  • Wed 11th Sep 2019

    Rob Southam- Power of the Book

    Rob Southam will be speaking at Waikato University. The event is designed for students, beginning teachers and their tutor teachers.

  • Sun 8th Sep 2019

    Books for Babes

    The Books for Babes initiative marks International Literacy Day, celebrated annually on 8 September. A day set by UNESCO to celebrate and highlight the importance of literacy. This year focuses on ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’. Scholastic, in partnership with Waikato Literacy Association, have gifted 50 books to be donated to Huntly…

  • Sat 7th Sep 2019

    Young Authors and Illustrators Conference

    On Saturday 7th of September  young Waikato writers and illustrators, aged between 9 and 13, have an opportunity to attend the 2019 Young Authors Conference. This biennial event has a fabulous cast of 12 talented authors, illustrators (and entertainers) from near and afar- including some New Zealand favourites: Des Hunt,…

  • Thu 16th May 2019

    Telling Tales with Tanya Batt

    Storying for Drama and Storytelling “I’ve always been a believer of magic - not the trick kind but the sort that suddenly makes visible what you couldn’t see and delights you in the process”— Tanya Batt

  • Thu 14th Mar 2019

    Boy oh Boy Dr Michael Irwin

    Boys make up the majority of the reluctant and underachieving writers in our schools. This majority lag behind girls in written language; they engage in a variety of behaviours to avoid fully participating in the writing process. This presentation will look at some of the reasons for these behaviours and…