Author Spotlight Q&A: Isla Huia

isla huia, writer, wearing a black hat sitting at a table, with crossed arms

Isla Huia (Te Āti Haunui a-Pāpārangi, Uenuku) is a te reo Māori teacher, writer and musician. Her work has been published in journals such as Catalyst and Awa Wāhine. She has performed at the national finals of Rising Voices Youth Poetry Slam and the National Poetry Slam, as well as at Christchurch’s Word Festival. Isla […]

Author Spotlight Q&A: Naomi Toilalo

author naomi toilalo in front of a banquet of food

Naomi Toilalo (Ngāti Porou) is a Māmā, wife, former Māori Television presenter, she once was a contestant on TVNZ’s Great Kiwi Bake Off – and now she’s the proud author of Aotearoa’s hottest bilingual cookbook of the summer WhānauKai. Photo credit: Sarah Henderson   Sometimes writers talk about their book as if it is something they’ve […]