Suggest reading material, win tickets to Auckland Writers Festival

  • Win
  • May 2, 2014
  • StopPress Team
Suggest reading material, win tickets to Auckland Writers Festival

With 150 writers and more than 120 events over five days in and around Auckland’s Aotea Centre, the Auckland Writers Festival offers something for anyone interested in books, stories and ideas. We've got three double passes to three different events—Adrian Kinnaird's 'From Earth's End', Peter Alsop's 'An entrepreneurial tale' and 'Michael Leunig: exploring the creative process'—to give away, so post a link to some good writing, we'll print it out, insert it into our prose-judging robot and give the tickets to those who offer up the best suggestions.  

Other drawcards at the festival, which runs from 14-18 May, include Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, Irvine Welsh, Eleanor Catton, Alexander McCall Smith, Lloyd Jones, Camilla Lackberg and a whole heap of others

You can buy your tickets here or get a Festival ‘Take 10’ concession pass and save up to 40 percent on standard ticket prices. 

"Use them yourself or become everyone’s new best friend and share the tickets with your friends or book club,” says marketing development manager Jennifer Duval-Smith.

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Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

  • Advertising
  • February 22, 2019
  • Caitlin Salter
Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

On Monday, Whittaker’s launched its latest novelty chocolate-lolly mash up with a chocolatey answer to retro bakesale treat coconut ice. The Coconut Ice Surprise chocolate has a twist though, 20c from each block goes to Plunket – a charity which New Zealanders agree is a worthy cause. However, to relate the chocolate to the charity, Whittaker's has built the campaign around baby gender reveal parties, causing a backlash from the public who argue gender norms have expanded beyond blue for boys and pink for girls.

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