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Old MacDonald leads to pre-schooler's win
An interest in farm equipment and animals helped Waikato pre-schooler Jett Wait win first prize in Book Night, our annual nationwide reading event for all ages. The 3-year old from Pirongia, located...
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Principal wins for walking the talk of reading
Walking the talk earned a rural Mid Canterbury school principal, Sean Wansbrough, second prize in our nationwide reading event. The head of Mt Somers Springburn primary attended his school's Book...
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Off duty librarian wins with novel romance
Squeezing some Mills and Boon romance into her evening paid dividends for Book Night winner Wendy Horne. "I read for escapism," says Wendy. "I was reading a trashy romance; I hope no-one will diss...
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Book Groups support Book Night
About 300 BDS members recorded their participation in Book Night in May. Here's what some of you got up to.  "Lighting up our lives with books" - Tracey Friend sent in this pic of her...
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Lights...camera and inaction!
A total of 14 schools, 7 public libraries, 3 community groups (including Book Discussion Scheme!) and 4 private individuals organised activities as part of Book Night. Here's a small selection of...
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Leading Reading - student book groups
BDS offers high schools a student book-group programme for the first part of the academic year. Fifteen student groups are operating this year, including an all-boys group at Sancta Maria College...
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Commemorative pin marks silver
A cupcake and specially made commemorative pin were given to members of group AUCK 058 to mark the 25th anniversary of their group. All twelve current members of the West Auckland group, plus...
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Banned books generate an evening's discussion
Auckland wordsmith and BDS book group member Megan Nicol Reed MC-ed a night of banned books   About thirty people were enveloped by the shelves of The Open Book second-hand bookshop in...
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Media Release - Book Night
To read out media release, click below.  
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Introducing Kirsty, our new staff member
  When our new staff member isn't making sense of figures in a spreadsheet, she's following the markings on a music score. Kirsty Grant, our Accounts Administrator, is part of a singing sextet...
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