An Eastern Bay of Plenty Writer
Nikki has illustrated for both the commercial and publishing industries since 1989. Her first book as a writer/illlustrator, "That's not Junk!' was released early 2009, aimed at 4 - 7 years. It went on to be performed at the Floriade Festival in Australia in 2011. Nikki's second book "Hannah Bandanna's Hair" was released mid 2010. 2011 saw "In Love with Moko - the Story of a New Zealand Dolphin" released with co-author Val Bird. Environmental picture book"Munkle Arvur and the Bod", and her first chapter book "Lissy Lamont and the Extreme Scheme Team" (funded by Creative New Zealand) both released in 2012. A selection of other titles Nikki has illustrated include "Mind Your Gramma!" by Yvonne Morrison "The Seven Stars of Matariki" by Toni Rolleston-Cummins (Finalist in the Sir Julius Vogel Awards: Illustration), 'The Pine-cone Track" by Joan Anderson, "Mr Short, Mr Thin, Mr Bald and Mr Dog"/ 'An Explanation of Poetry to my Father" / "How we Fell" all by Glenn Colquhoun, "The Puriri Tree" by Merito Tawhara. Nikki has also illustrated numerous books for the education sector. She lives in the Eastern Bay of Plenty with her husband, children, cats, a patch of native bush and a sense of humour.
Nikki Slade Robinson & Andrea Cooper
The book is on sale for around $24:95 from from bookshops and many other retailers around the Eastern Bay of Plenty. It will also be available from Mann Print www.mannprint.co.nz or direct from us.
It is A5 size (21cm by 14.8 cm) and is full colour throughout with 100+ pages. It showcases and celebrates this fantastic region.
TITLE : ‘ARTS REVEALED : Eastern Bay of Plenty’
SUB TITLE : ‘Conversations with artists, writers, musicians & performers’
By Heather Hourigan & Andrea Cooper
166 pages in full colour.
The Arts people featured come from all backgrounds including aspiring young talent through to wise and mature legends in our Eastern Bay of Plenty community. Arts people are represented from all age brackets including emerging young artists, and those that are thought to be ‘established’ in their arts careers.
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Anyone interested in the writers' group is welcome. We meet at 2-4pm at Te Kōputu - on the first Tuesday of every month at Little Orchard Room Whakatane Library & Exhibition Centre.
You are also welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Colleen on (07) 308 8509 for more information.
Late 2014 The Whakatane Writers Group participated in writing a progressive story. Each person was asked to write a chapter following on from the previous person. The writer who received the story a week out from the next monthly meeting had to complete the story. We were given the starter and then forwarded the story on. Seven people were involved in this exercise:
“If I was a swearing man”, muttered Harold, “I’d say beggar it!” No one was listening or even cared. Sympathy for him and his friend’s dilemma had been generated through local newspapers but as with most news items, today’s news is tomorrow’s fish and chip paper. It was a year to the day since the residence of Paloway Court Retirement Home had been told of the impending development. The owners and the developer’s patience had, to some degree, been rewarded. Out of sixty-four old folk just six stubborn occupants remained. Harold, his nose pressed against the window, watched as moths, in total bewilderment … CLICK TO READ MORE
Anyone interested in a writers' group is welcome. We meet at 2-4pm at Te Koputu- on the first Tuesday of every month at Little Orchard Room Whakatane Library & Exhibition Centre.
You are also welcome to email email@example.com or phone Colleen on 07 3088509 for more information.
Internationally renowned children’s author, Margaret Mahy ONZ.
Described as a ‘giant of literature’, Margaret Mahy, who was born and raised in Whakatāne, passed away in July at the age of 74. She held the country's highest royal honour - The Order of New Zealand – and her literary achievements include 100 picture books, 40 novels and 20 collections of short stories. Many of which have been translated into over 15 languages.