February 6, 2016

International New Zealand Book Giveaway

Every year on February 6th we have a national holiday (Waitangi Day) and celebrate who we are and where we are at as a country. Last year I gave away a New Zealand book and this year I am doing the same.
Kyle Lockwood silver fern flag

I am using our possible new flag. The country votes in March. I like this one, but as there is a well of antipathy against it, which I am disappointed about, I am using it for at least once! So many want the one with the British Union Jack on, which I believe no longer represents us, but we're a democracy!


So any New Zealand book and by any New Zealand author so long as it is purchasable! Open internationally.


  • If the author was born and raised in New Zealand but lives elsewhere now, that counts. 
  • If the author was born and raised elsewhere but now lives in New Zealand that counts too. 
  • Or if the book is set in New Zealand that counts.
  • And of course if the author was born and is still living in NZ that obviously counts as well!


While you many not know of any authors or books I will help the winner to track down the genre/type of book they would like to read.

In the meantime I am sharing just a small sample of what is available. The choice is wide open.

Some book covers are linked to Goodreads.

Food, Health and Well Being
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Sport:

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Fiction:
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 Memoir:

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About New Zealand:
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Children's Books
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Where you can find lists of books
Goodreads List One
Goodreads List Two
Kiwi YA and MG books list

Begins 6th February (NZ Time) and closes 10th February (NZ time)
One entry per person. Open to New Zealand and International Readers.

21 comments:

  1. i think i would pick a book by nalini singh but i need to check as i fear my top choice is a pre order so i will need to check if i were to win
    thanks!!

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  2. Oh Marillier and Singh! I might know even more then without even knowing it :D

    *looks at lists*
    Omg Helen Lowe, been waiting for her new book foreeeeeever.

    HAPPY NZ day :D

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    1. So I went exploring Helen Lowe books!! Never knew.

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  3. Happy Waitanga Day! This book by Chris Else caught my eye the other day, sounds great http://www.randomhouse.co.nz/books/chris-else/gith-9781869790134.aspx, it's called Gish

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. Just took a look Shellyrae and you are right it does sound interesting. Just that little bit different.

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  4. Enjoy your holiday! The suggested flag looks very interesting.

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    1. I like it - not perfectly - but I like it. It is more us, but you wouldn't believe the people who so hold onto what was before. Guess I'm like that over other things though!

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  5. Happy Waitanga Day! I love that flag- I hope it wins!

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  6. Have a great holiday. I love that flag. In my humble opinion your country doesn't need the Union Jack; you are your own country and should show local pride.
    I didn't realize a couple of these authors that I've heard of were from NZ- this is a great readers' learning experience!

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    1. Would love to publish that to the masses Rita. You are so right - in my humble opinion!

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  7. Hi Kathryn!

    Thanks for signing up for Books & Things! I'm looking for your craft post so I can correct the link? Let me know!

    Talksupe(at)rocketmail.com

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    1. Thanks, have made a total hash but hope you can clean it up!

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  8. I like that design - at least people might not get it mixed up with the Aussie one then. The Holly Ford book looks interesting - it must be set around Blenheim? (I loved the south island, have been there a few times, north island only once for a decent amount of time).

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    1. Sam I am not sure where it is set, could be around Blenheim way, the picture certainly indicates it. It's one I have myself but not yet read.

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  9. I would be thrilled to win a Kiwi book! My dad's from NZ (Te Aroha, in the North Island), and I still have family there. It would be exciting to explore a bit more of my heritage, since I'm Canadian.

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    1. Canadian with some kiwi blood! Lots of heritage to explore.

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  10. I've visited NZ twice and loved it. I'd probably pick a Margaret Mahy book, especially one that is hard to find over here. Although I do like Singh and Marillier -- I had no idea they were Kiwis!

    That flag is very pretty but would be awfully hard to draw freehand. (Much like the US flag -- you have to just fake the stars). The mountain/sky one avoids the Union Jack and is easy to reproduce. But ferns are so lovely... Good luck with the vote.

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    1. Well Nalini S was born Fijian Indian and came to NZ when she was 10. Marillier was born and educated in NZ but has now lived longer in Australia. But both still count. Margaret Mahy was an amazing author and a free spirit. They have just opened a fantastic park down in Christchurch and named it after her.

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