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Gavin Thurston at Auckland Museum

Join Gavin Thurston, the award-winning cameraman of David Attenborough’s series, Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II, as he shares his extraordinary and adventurous true stories of tracking and filming our planet's most captivating creatures.

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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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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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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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Celebrating 50 years of Margaret Mahy

'It is in the nature of books, that they have the capacity to make you feel powerful about what you can alter and achieve in your life' - Margaret Mahy

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