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Tongariro Prison updates us on prison group
Seven prison facilities throughout the country use Book Discussion Scheme resources to run book groups for male and female prisoners. Christchurch Women’s Prison was the first to establish a...
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Great grandchildren share a love of reading
Alice McLaren, a BDS reader in Ashburton, wrote in to ask how we liked this photo of "four of my little great grandchildren sharing a book with Daddy - and Uncle - Mark". "To me, this photo...
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Reading Nook debut
Our Reading Nook reflecting the 'Going West' 2017 festival colours made a debut at the weekend. The reading space, set up by BDS member Amanda Chapman of AUCK 205, consisted of hired bean bags...
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Oranges and Books
Foodie and tramper Phyll Wallace joined our team of volunteers during the winter. The former cafe and catering worker teams up with her friend Robyn Gibling to spend most Monday mornings at the BDS...
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Volunteer Gold
A lifelong love of books means it hasn't been difficult for Pat Norton to clock up 20 years as a volunteer with Book Discussion Scheme. "I could get my hands on books again," says Pat about her...
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The Commuting Book interview with BDS Promotions
BDS has been supportive of The Commuting Book project in Christchurch since its inception. To read the interview between the project and BDS, click on the image or this link.   
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Your feedback counts
  Member's feedback about BDS books and discussion notes is vital. Book groups' comments - whether positive or 'constructive' - help the scheme to maintain a quality selection of titles and...
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When is a question a ‘good’ question?
    When is a question a ‘good’ question? New Zealand author Tina Shaw is one of 22 Book Discussion Scheme notewriters who are faced with crafting ‘good’ questions and...
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Winner's spoils
Our Book Night prize-draw winner Shaia Stowers has spent her winnings. Her mum Marama Warr wrote in to say:  "Shaia had a great time spoiling herself at the bookshop this weekend. Big thank you...
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Pleasant surprises for prize winner and prize giver
Tawa BDS Book Group member Sallie Hill had the honour of presenting 8-year-old Shaia Stowers with first prize for Book Night 2017. The convenor of book group Wellington 141, who represented...
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Seven prison facilities throughout the country use Book Discussion Scheme resources to run book groups for male and female prisoners. Read more about the one at Tongariro Prison here

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