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New Zealand Reading Ambassador

Find out about the new role of New Zealand Reading Ambassador for children and young people.

New Zealand Reading Ambassador for children and young people

A new role of New Zealand Reading Ambassador for children and young people has been established to advocate for and promote the importance of reading in the lives of young New Zealanders, their whānau, and communities, helping create a ‘nation of readers’.

As a vital national reading role model, the Reading Ambassador will inspire, empower and mobilise powerful and positive reading experiences for children and young people, whānau, and communities.

The Reading Ambassador will play a key role in building national visibility and awareness of reading across all sectors in Aotearoa New Zealand — not-for-profits, central and local government and business.

New Zealand Reading Ambassador will champion the importance of reading

Nomination process

The inaugural New Zealand Reading Ambassador will be appointed part-time for two years, funded by Te Puna Foundation and supported by National Library in collaboration with key partners, including Creative NZ, Storylines Trust and ReadNZ.

Te Puna Foundation
Creative NZ
Storylines Trust
ReadNZ

Details of the nominations process will be available in December 2020, with nominations due in February 2021.


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