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New Zealand Festival of the Arts

We're so excited about the New Zealand Festival of the Arts, coming to Wellington in 21 February – 15 March 2020. With more than 100 arts experiences, it's sure to be something special. Check out the full programme here, and see some of authors attending:

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Be in to WIN a trip to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Melbourne

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one of the most celebrated stage productions of the past decade. Opening in London's West End in 2016, on Broadway in 2018 and in Melbourne in 2019 - and with more productions worldwide still to come (including San Francisco later this year) - the play has smashed records, collected countless rave reviews and awards, and captivated audiences night after night. Now readers are invited behind the scenes to experience the show's journey to the stage - from the earliest phases of development with producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, to the crafting of the eighth Harry Potter story with J.K. Rowling, director John Tiffany and playwright Jack Thorne, and to the gathering of an extraordinary team of artists and actors together to bring this new part of Harry's story to life.

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Well Fed Health & Nutrition Event

Saturday 26 October, 9:00amTheatre Royal - TSB Showplace92-100 Devon St West, New Plymouth, Taranaki

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Verb Wellington

Val McDermid is a No.1 bestseller whose novels have been translated into more than thirty languages, and have sold over fifteen million copies. She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009, was the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2010 and received the Lambda Literary Foundation Pioneer Award in 2011. In 2016, Val received the Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. In 2017, she received the DIVA Literary Prize for Crime. She writes full time and divides her time between Cheshire and Edinburgh

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Hawke’s Bay Festival

The Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival is celebrating its fifth year this year, with some exciting Hachette authors featured as part of the programme. The festival will take place from October 15th-28th. Find out more here.

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The New Everyday Cookbook

Food in a Minute is back with a fresh collection of their most popular recipes and some exciting new dishes to inspire your everyday cooking. The recipes are simple, delicious and easy to follow with customisable tips to satisfy any tastebud. The New Everyday is sure to be your best friend in the kitchen.

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Celtic Noir

Today’s hottest crime writers, Val McDermid and Adrian McKinty will be participating at Celtic Noir in October. Find out more about their events and latest books below.

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Welcome to the World of Donovan Bixley

Have fun with these Donovan Bixley activity sheets!

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Books for every Mum!

Not that we ever need a reason to spoil our mums, but Mother's Day is coming up (12th May) so we have put together what we'll be buying our mums this Mother's Day. Check them out below and take the uncertainty out of the day.

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