Read NZ Te Pou Muramura

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Read NZ Te Pou Muramura (formerly the New Zealand Book Council) is a not-for-profit organisation that presents a wide range of programmes to promote books and reading in New Zealand.

HistoryEdit

It was established in 1972 as a response to UNESCO's International Book Year.[1]

In 2019, the New Zealand Book Council changed its name to Read NZ Te Pou Muramura.[2]

OrganisationEdit

Read NZ Te Pou Muramural is based in Wellington.

Secretary/Chief executivesEdit

  • Fiona Kidman (1972- )
  • Kate Fortune
  • Jean Needham
  • Philippa Christmas
  • Karen Ross (2006–26 April 2007)[3]
  • Noel Murphy (28 May 2007–October 2012)[4][5]
  • Catriona Ferguson (2012–2016)[6]
  • Kathryn Carmody (acting)
  • Dr Jo Cribb (8 May 2017 – 20 December 2019)[6]
  • Juliet Blyth (February 2020–)[7]

ProgrammesEdit

It runs a public events programme that takes New Zealand and international writers to venues around the country. Programmes include:

  • Writers in Schools which takes New Zealand writers and illustrators into schools throughout the country.

New Zealand writers databaseEdit

Read NZ Te Pou Muramura produces a comprehensive online database of New Zealand writers.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "International Book Year". UNESCO. Archived from the original on 10 July 2019. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  2. ^ "New Zealand Book Council becomes Read NZ Te Pou Muramura". www.scoop.co.nz. 4 September 2019. Archived from the original on 15 April 2020. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Book Council Chief Executive resigns". The Big Idea. 16 March 2007. Archived from the original on 31 May 2020. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  4. ^ "New Zealand Book Council Announces New Chief Exec". www.scoop.co.nz. Archived from the original on 31 May 2020. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  5. ^ "NZ Book Council CEO returning to UK". The Big Idea. 18 July 2012. Archived from the original on 31 May 2020. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Jo Cribb appointed New Zealand Book Council CEO | Booksellers New Zealand". 16 April 2017. Archived from the original on 16 April 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  7. ^ Biggs, Peter (29 November 2019). "Change of leadership at Read NZ Te Pou Muramura". Read NZ. Archived from the original on 31 May 2020. Retrieved 31 May 2020.

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