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NZ Book Month logoNew Zealand Book Month

October 2009

Our Voice, Our Choice, is the theme for 2009 and it’s about communities getting involved and showcasing New Zealand literature on their own terms.

Earlier this year we asked you to select your favourite New Zealand book in four different categories. We’ve counted up the votes and the results are:

Edmonds cookbook Denniston Rose Changeover Hairy Maclary

Edmonds locketEdmonds Cookbook Competition

Bring your Edmonds Cookbook to your local library during the month of October and enter the NZ Book Month Edmonds Cookbook Competition sponsored by Edmonds themselves! This iconic national favourite was also voted as the Christchurch non-fiction favourite which is why we are celebrating it during NZ Book Month. It doesn't matter how old or new your cookbook is, there's a category to fit.

Winners and entrants' Edmonds Cookbook Stories.

Hairy MaclaryHairy Maclary Competition

Christchurch’s favourite children’s book for 2009 is Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy. To celebrate this achievement, we are giving away soft-toy replicas of Hairy Maclary characters to children who can prove that their pet deserves a prize!

Does your pet look or act like a character from Hairy Maclary? Do you think your pet is worthy of a prize? Kids ages 5 to 12 can enter our Hairy Maclary competition to win Hairy Maclary toys.

Entry details