20/11/2018 - 6:00pm

Join Max Rashbrooke for the Rotorua launch of his new book Government for the Public Good: The Surprising Science of Large-Scale Collective Action.

Max's talk will be followed by a discussion with locally based Members of Parliament, and there will be opportunities to ask questions of both the author and the politicians.

Tuesday 20 November, 6.00–8.00 pm
McLeods Booksellers
1148 Pukuatua St, Rotorua

30/11/2018 - 5:30pm

Explore the history of New Zealand women through objects and artworks from the museum's collection with Barbara Brookes, author of the award-winning A History of New Zealand Women, published by Bridget Williams Books, and Puke Ariki curators Megan Wells, Chanelle Carrick, Kararaina Te Ira and Lucy Macfarlane.

21/11/2018 - 7:00pm

Join Max Rashbrooke for the Bay of Plenty launch of his new book Government for the Public Good: The Surprising Science of Large-Scale Collective Action. Max's talk will be followed by a discussion with locally based MPs Jan Tinetti and Angie Warren-Clark, and an opportunity for you to ask your questions.

Wednesday 21 November, 7.00–9.00 pm
Books a Plenty bookstore
74 Grey St, Tauranga

All welcome, no RSVP needed

14/11/2018 - 5:30pm

Across the political spectrum, concern is growing about the pollution of New Zealand’s rivers and streams. We all know they need fixing. But how do we do it? Join editor Mike Joy to celebrate the launch of Mountains to Sea: Solving New Zealand’s Freshwater Crisis – a new BWB Text that offers a way forward on one of New Zealand’s most urgent problems.

Wednesday 14 November, 5.30pm, speeches from 6.00pm

05/11/2018 - 6:00pm

Knowledge Beats Shame

On 5 November 1881, over 1500 colonial troops and their Māori allies invaded the village of Parihaka near the Taranaki coast. Many people were expelled, buildings destroyed, and rangatira Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kākahi were jailed.

11/11/2018 - 2:00pm

What is the current state of art writing in Aotearoa? Anthony Byrt, author of This Model Life: Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art, leads a conversation with Matariki Williams (curator Mātauranga Māori at Te Papa and founder of Tusk, an online platform for discussion about the GLAM sector) and Lana Lopesi (Editor-in-Chief of the Pantograph Punch and author of BWB Text False Divides).

11/11/2018 - 11:00am

Using the art of storytelling, writers and thinkers voice their thoughts and reflections on Armistice Day. These brilliant minds look back to scenes of history, explore the struggles of today and ponder the future. Join them to hear how such an important day in our world’s history has influenced creative minds 100 years on. Including Murdoch Stephens, Robyn Hunt, Rachel Buchanan, Harry Ricketts, Yazan El Fares and Mohammad El Fares.

10/11/2018 - 6:00pm

Literature as a live event, LitCrawl Wellington features a Saturday evening 'crawl' with 25 events running in three sessions, as well as an extended programme from Thursday to Sunday. For more information visit

Events in the main crawl are all free, but donations will be gratefully received. Tickets can be booked through Eventfinda.

22/11/2018 - 5:30pm

In this Friends of the Turnbull Library event, Dr Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800-2000, will present an overview of the New Zealand Wars – a series of conflicts that profoundly shaped the course and direction of our nation’s history.

27/11/2018 - 6:00pm

Think tax is boring? Think again! Shamubeel Eaqub, Lisa Marriott and Jess Berentson-Shaw, chaired by Max Rashbrooke, will debate the purpose of taxation. Is tax love, or is it theft? Come along, hear the discussion, and make up your own mind.

6-7pm, Tuesday 27 November 2018
City Gallery
Civic Square, Wellington