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Imagine a world without books. Imagine a world without the story.


Our history is full of stories, oral, written and drawn. Stories are a way to communicate, to learn, to grow. When we tell stories, we connect.

When we read, we imagine. When we draw, we create.

We believe in a world where we connect with others, imagine and dream, and express ourselves through the power of the story to communicate, learn and grow.

Can you imagine your life without these things?

For some, this is the reality. We know it certainly is for 40% of adults who lack the level of literacy to enjoy a story with their child. But with your support, together we can help bring life back to stories told and memories shared.

Your contribution can help get a writer into a school to help inspire and enrich the lives of kiwi kids right across the country.

There are a number of ways you can support our efforts:


We greatly appreciate all donations, big or small. Donations of $5 or more are tax deductible.

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Join our Book Council Friends and Patrons Programme

Regularly support us, and help us nurture and support Aotearoa writers and readers.

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Corporate Partnership

Talk to us about how your company can get involved through cash or in-kind donations and help us create new initiatives and programmes in more Aotearoa communities. Find out what unique staff and customer engagement opportunities we can provide for you!

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Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving is one of the easiest methods of giving to charity as it allows employees to donate each payday as a pre-tax deduction.

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No matter how big or small, a bequest is one of the most significant gifts you can make. Leave a lasting legacy, and help us support New Zealand’s readers now and for the future.

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The New Zealand Book Council Te Kaunihera Pukapuka o Aotearoa and readers all over the country thank you for your support!