The Northland branch of the NZ Society of Authors was formed in 1996, and some of the original members still play central roles in our organisation today. Our group has expanded to include around 80 members who come from all over Northland — from farmland, bush, coastal settlements and the towns of Whangārei, Kaitaia, Kerikeri and Dargaville. If you are a writer residing in Northland and interested in finding out more about writing activities in Northland, then you are in the right place.
Northland Branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors has pleasure in announcing the winners of their National Short Story Competition and the Northland Schools Year 7 & 8 Competition.
1st: Trish Palmer , With All My Heart, Wakefield.
2nd: Anna Mahoney, String of Pearls, Upper Hutt.
3rd: Kayleen Hazlehurst, Among the Cotton Tails, Warkworth.
Top Northland Story: Viv Hamlin, Through a Glass Darkly, Whangarei.
Northland Schools Year 7 & 8:
1st. Brylea McKenzie, A Cold Night, Parua Bay School
2nd = Noah Hewlett-Coffey, The Last Resort, Home Schooled
Amelia Marshall, Lizzy, Kamo Intermediate
Fiona Tyson, Make Summer Last, Parua Bay School
Highly Commended: Zearia Carey-Somers, The Magical World of Imaginationland, Kamo Intermediate School