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Margaret Mahy Miscellany

March 21 is the 78th anniversary of the birth of Margaret Mahy. Although it has been nearly two years since she passed away on July 23 2012, her name is still in the news. Plans are full steam ahead for the Margaret Mahy Family Playground. Billed as ‘the most amazing playground’ the city has ever…
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Margaret Mahy, 1936 to 2012

Canterbury Heroes Margaret May Mahy was one of New Zealand’s most decorated children’s writers and lived most of her adult life in Christchurch. At the time of her death, she lived in Governor’s Bay. This page has brief details of her career and links to further information. Early life Mahy wrote her first story at…
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New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults – Margaret Mahy Book of the Year

Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned. The New Zealand Book of the Year Award is organised and administered by the New Zealand Book Awards Trust. Until 2014 the awards were sponsored by NZ Post. Prior to 1997, the awards were known…
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Go Girls and Boys! Barbara Else instils a love of reading at the Margaret Mahy Memorial Lecture: WORD Christchurch Festival 2018

Barbara Else, author of Go Girl! - a Who's who of adventurous Kiwi women, (make that a 'Storybook of Epic NZ Women'), written for young readers - shared some of her own magic tricks on inspiring readers young and old. She followed in the footsteps of another author we knew and cherished; the colourful Margaret…
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