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Promoting Reading in New Zealand for selected target groups

Babies

„Books for Babies“ in New Zealand

http: / / christchurchcitylibraries.com / Learning / BooksForBabies /

©Christchurch-City-Libraries”Books for Babies“ has been carried out by the Christchurch City Libraries since 1990. Each year, ca. 5,000 “Books for Babies“-packages are distributed to all parents of newborns by hospitals, midwives and the homebirth association. These packs contain the board book “Baby’s World“ featuring large, black and white figures especially [ ... ]  

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Children, Youth, Families

„Duffy – Books in Homes“ in New Zealand

http: / / www.booksinhomes.org.nz /

The „Duffy Books in Homes“ charity was established in 1995 and since its inception, it has provided more than 100 000 children from ca. 550 schools with at least five books a year each. Duffy focuses on those schools that, according to census statistics, are attended by particularly deprived children. The Duffy mission is to inspire children with a love of books and reading, by book ownership, and thus foster their communicative skills. Books are selected from catalogues subject to meetings of Duffy [ ... ]  

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Youth

National Schools Poetry Awards and National Schools Writing Festival in New Zealand

http: / / www.victoria.ac.nz / modernletters / about / events /

The National Schools Poetry Awards are organised by the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML), Victoria University, Wellington. In the past, students from years 11 to 13 were invited to participate. The competition intends to incite an interest in literature, and to celebrate creative writing competencies.
In 2009, awards were presented in two categories, i.e. poetry and lyrics, with all of the entries being recognised in both categories.
The award winners received NZ$500 each, as [ ... ]  

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Adults

New Zealand Literacy Portal

http: / / www.nzliteracyportal.org.nz /

The New Zealand Literacy Portal is delivered by the Tertiary Education Comission and administered by the New Zealand Center for Workforce Literacy Development. It serves as a knowledge base in the area of adult literacy and numeracy and workplace education. Its thematic categories provide access to a rich collection of resources, including research papers, statistics, learner experience, and audio-visual material. The scope includes research on English language learning, basic education and training, [ ... ]  

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„Literacy Online“ - New Zealand

http: / / literacyonline.tki.org.nz /

Literacy Online is an online platform delivering information on reading and literacy promotion to primary and secondary school teachers in New Zealand. The services are intended as a basis for information, exchange and networking in the area of reading development, teaching resources, literacy progression and related research. The platform pursues the objective of fostering each child’s individual success.
An online workshop with audio commentaries serves as a point of orientation. The site is [ ... ]  

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