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24 02, 2023

Turtles and Fish

By |2023-11-08T11:41:00+13:00February 24th, 2023|Books|Comments Off on Turtles and Fish

One of a series of new professionally printed Adult Readers created in conjunction with Auckland Libraries. There are two stories in this book. In the first, a Literacy Waitākere learner writes about caring for some baby turtles in Tuvalu. This story has original illustrations by a Literacy Waitākere tutor. The second story is about a fishing [...]

24 02, 2023

My Working Life

By |2023-02-24T14:12:28+13:00February 24th, 2023|Books|Comments Off on My Working Life

One of a series of new professionally printed Adult Readers created in conjunction with Auckland Libraries. A Literacy Waitākere learner writes about her time working at Kinleith, and then about what New Lynn was like when she was working at the Crown Lynn factory in the 1960s. Price $15.50 plus postage

24 02, 2023

Encounters with Nature in Aotearoa

By |2023-02-24T14:17:23+13:00February 24th, 2023|Books|Comments Off on Encounters with Nature in Aotearoa

One of a series of new professionally printed Adult Readers created in conjunction with Auckland Libraries. In the two stories in this book, a Māori learner at Literacy Waitākere writes about an encounter in Kāingaroa, and free-diving in Tākou Bay in the Far North. Price $15.50 plus postage

11 02, 2022

The Big Wave

By |2023-02-24T14:22:51+13:00February 11th, 2022|Books|Comments Off on The Big Wave

One of a series of new professionally printed Adult Readers created in conjunction with Auckland Libraries. A Literacy Waitākere tutor experienced a tsunami while on holiday in Samoa with her family and decided to make a story about it for her learners. A free extra with this story (on request) is a PDF of adult literacy activities based [...]

28 05, 2020

A Samoan and New Zealand Childhood

By |2023-11-08T11:46:11+13:00May 28th, 2020|Books|Comments Off on A Samoan and New Zealand Childhood

In his late 70s, Murphy Ah Chee came to Literacy Waitakere to build his writing skills so that he could share these stories of his childhood. Two are about Samoa just after the Second World War, and then he tells of his journey to New Zealand as a 10 year old, and his new life here. [...]

24 09, 2018

My New Path

By |2023-11-08T11:54:56+13:00September 24th, 2018|Books|Comments Off on My New Path

Trace a journey in literacy with our learner Keith. He feels that doors have opened to let light in as his writing skills grow. A mixture of fact, fiction and poetry, this is a treasury of words and an inspiration to those who want to learn to write. Price 1-5 copies - $7.50 each plus postage [...]

24 09, 2018

Some Stories of My Life

By |2023-11-08T11:54:20+13:00September 24th, 2018|Books|Comments Off on Some Stories of My Life

Our learner Rose Hunt writes about the jobs she has done over the years and the life she lives now. She writes about her years in New Lynn, including her time painting crockery at Crown Lynn. She creates vivid pictures of life and work in New Zealand in the 1960's and 1970's.  Price 1-5 copies - [...]

30 08, 2018

Open Eyes

By |2023-11-08T11:57:04+13:00August 30th, 2018|Books|Comments Off on Open Eyes

'Open Eyes' is a collection of writing by women who attended the WEA Adult Literacy Programme (a forerunner of Literacy Waitakere) in 1988. 30 years later we have republished the book, because the issues written about are still relevant. Carlene says "To have opened my eyes has been a light flowing through my souls, giving it [...]