An exciting, new-look Kete Books website is coming soon!
To celebrate, we’re giving away a beautiful kete whakairo woven by Riperata McMath (Ngāti Awa, Te Rarawa) using harakeke, plus a prize pack of 20 of the very latest books by authors from Aotearoa. Total prize value: $1126.90.


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The new Kete Books website, coming in June, will make it easier
to find new books from Aotearoa — and to learn more about the
latest New Zealand audiobooks and ebooks.

About the prize:

The prize includes a Kete whakairo woven by Riperata McMath (Ngāti Awa, Te Rarawa) RRP $375,
plus a book prize pack valued at $751.90. Books in the prize pack:

  • The Beautiful Afternoon by Airini Beautrais, Te Herenga Waka University Press
  • Still Is by Vincent O'Sullivan, Te Herenga Waka University Press
  • Pipi and Pou and the Waves of Destruction #5 by Tim Tipene, One Tree House
  • Pipi and Pou and the Fire Woman #6 by Tim Tipene, One Tree House
  • Nanny Mihi's Harvest | Te Hauhake a Nanny Mihi by Melanie Drewery; illustrated by Suzanne Simpson; translated by Kanapu Rangitauira, Oratia Books
  • Sewing Moonlight by Kyle Mewburn, Bateman Books
  • Hard by the Cloud House by Peter Walker, Massey University Press
  • Frontline Surgeon: New Zealand Medical Pioneer Douglas Jolly by Mark Derby, Massey University Press
  • Te Ata o Tū The Shadow of Tūmatauenga: The New Zealand Wars Collections of Te Papa by Matiu Baker, Katie Cooper, Michael Fitzgerald, and Rebecca Rice, Te Papa Press
  • Amma by Saraid de Silva, Moa Press
  • Black Silk & Sympathy by Deborah Challinor, HarperCollins NZ
  • Six-legged Ghosts: The Insects of Aotearoa by Lily Duval, Canterbury University Press:
  • Sight Lines: Women and Art in Aotearoa by Kirsty Baker, Auckland University Press
  • The Raven’s Eye Runaways by Claire Mabey, Allen & Unwin NZ
  • The Life of Dai by Dai Henwood, HarperCollins NZ
  • Ariā and the Kūmara God by Witi Ihimaera and illustrated by Isobel Joy Te Aho-White, Penguin Random House NZ
  • Waitohu: A Journal for Making Meaning by Dr Hinemoa Elder, Penguin Random House NZ
  • Ruru, Night Hunter by Katie Furze and illustrated by Ned Barraud), Scholastic New Zealand
  • The Last Secret Agent by Pippa, Latour and Jude Dobson, Allen & Unwin NZ
  • 17 Years Later by J.P. Pomare, Hachette

Terms and Conditions

Information on how to enter and the prize form part of these terms and conditions. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

The Promoter is Coalition for Books through its website Kete Books and associated social media channels and marketing platforms (the “Promoter”).

The prize is a Kete whakairo woven by Riperata McMath (Ngāti Awa, Te Rarawa) using harakeke valued at $375, plus a prize pack of 20 New Zealand books valued at $751.90. Total prize valued at $1126.90.

One entry per person. The Prize is not redeemable for cash, New Zealand residents only.

The prize is non-transferable.

The Promoter’s decision regarding any aspect of the competition is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

All entrants must be aged 18 years or over.

Employees of Kete Books, Coalition for Books, the Promoter, promotional partners, associated sponsor(s) and their immediate families and agencies are not permitted to enter.

Entries are the property of Kete Books and Coalition for Books and may be used for promotional purposes by them.

By entering this competition, you are opting in to receive marketing emails from Kete Books. Email newsletters may contain book reviews, book news and events, book information and updates or special offers. You may withdraw your consent at any time by clicking on the Unsubscribe link contained in our emails. Pursuant to the Privacy Act 1993, entrants have the right to access and correct any personal information provided by them.

Entries close 30 June 2024 at 11.59 pm.

The winning entry for the prize will be drawn on 1 July 2024. Winners will be notified via email or phone that week. If the winner has not confirmed acceptance of their prize within three days, the prize will be redrawn.

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