Attention local writers!

The Mahurangi Matters short story competition for 2018 is now open. All genres of fiction are encouraged – suspense, crime, romance, thriller, science fiction, fantasy or slice-of-life.

There are two sections in the competition, a general section and a teen section for entrants aged from 13 to 19. The winner of the general section will take home $400, with the teen winner picking up $200. Entries close on October 31.

Winning and highly commended entries will be published in Mahurangi Matters. For competition rules and entry form, visit