Looking for a great Christmas gift or a good summer read? Local writers had a prolific year in 2021. Mahurangi Matters revisits some of these books and encourages readers to purchase from a local bookstore if possible …
The Other Side of the World by Matakana writer Jenni Francis
A young man travels to Scotland to discover the truth about his past.
The King’s Medal by Point Wells writer Maria Gill
A children’s book recounting the true story of how an Anzac platoon rescued the Greek king, prime minister and other officials on Crete during World War II.
It Takes a Village by Omaha writer Lauraine Jacobs
A look at the food, wine, attractions and colourful personalities of Matakana.
Grandpa versus Swing by Snells Beach writer Tania Sickling
A highly competitive grandpa can’t resist trying out new swings at the local playground, but soon gets into trouble.
From Rags to Riches/Of Love and War by Sandspit writer Joanna Pearce
The trials and triumphs of David and Simon Pearce as they sail the seas off the Cornish coast
Auckland: Incidents, Accidents and Tragedies by Snells Beach writer Bryan Jackson
Uncovering Auckland’s most dramatic events between 1840 and1989.
The Liminal Space by Te Arai writer Jacquie McRae
An eccentric doctor no longer prescribes drugs, but prescribes books instead.
Mahurangi Matters has one copy of each book to give away. To go in the draw, email your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of the book in the subject line. Competition closes Dec 15.