Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors


Thanks Auckland Council

for the funding of $2,000

from SmartyGrants for the

2016 NZ Book Festival.

People love participating in Auckland’s events. A majority of residents agree that having access to events makes Auckland a great place to live.  Events help to build pride in Auckland and our city’s diverse suburbs and neighbourhoods. They also help to develop and maintain community cohesion, attract visitors and stimulate the economy.


Thanks BookPrint for giving a

‘Cover Design Package’ valued at $680

for our Writers Prize Pack.

Whether you are in business, a marketer, an author, or a publisher. BookPrint was created for you. If you need reports, catalogues, cookbooks, novels or anything printed and bound together, you need to get in touch. As a specialist book printer with an in-house workflow optimised for run lengths from 25 to 1,000 copies you can expect high quality printed books and booklets at cost effective prices.


Thanks Creative Hub for giving a

‘3 Day Creative Writing Course’ valued at $475

for our Writers Prize Pack.

The Creative Hub provides a variety of writing courses, taught by some of New Zealand’s leading writers. With water views of Auckland’s beautiful Viaduct Basin, we offer a stunning location in which to learn new skills and have fun. Our tutors and workshops leaders include many well-known authors, including Tessa Duder, Roger Hall, Sarah Laing and former Penguin publisher Geoff Walker.

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Thanks ZR SOUTHCOMBE for our

colouring pages, bookmarks and banner

valued at $360 for the Kids’ Zone.

With a passion for all things creative, ZR Southcombe shares her experience of the world through word and image.  Boundless imagination combined with a deep desire to understand the world and our place in it make for innovative, intriguing and inspiring creations.

ZR Southcombe loves inspiring young (and young-at-heart) with her optimism, energy, and example.