CLNZ reveals finalists in Education Awards 2015

(Last Updated On: October 22, 2015)

CLNZ education awards logoThe finalists have been revealed in this year’s CLNZ Education Awards, which aim to showcase home-grown educational resources.

“This year’s finalists highlight the important work New Zealand’s educational publishers are doing to source, create and invest in local material,” said Paula Browning, CEO, CLNZ. “The educational publishing industry not only contributes significantly to learning in this country but is also an important contributor to employment and GDP.

“The 2015 finalists demonstrate that a need for local content on a subject area is most often identified and invested in by our own local publishers. The four resources named as finalists in the Te Reo Māori category – as well as the higher education finalists The New Zealand Dyslexia Handbook and Working with Māori children with special education needs highlight this.

“New Zealand topics also feature prominently in the ranks of this year’s primary and secondary category finalists. Finalists in these categories include Huia Publishers’ Meariki, a graphic novel originally published in Maori; and Bridget Williams Books’ Tangata Whenua, which charts Maori history from ancient origins through to today.”


The CLNZ Education Awards judging panel named the following resources as finalists for 2015:

 Best Resource in Primary

  • Connectors Fiction Series, Jill Eggleton, Global Education Systems
  • Living Things: Sorting Animals Series, Kathleen Ferrier, Lanky Hippo
  • There was an Old Woman, Kaitrin McMullan and Liz Weir, Clean Slate Press

Best Resource in Secondary

  • Meariki: the Quest for Truth, Helen Pearse-Otene, Huia Publishers
  • Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History, Atholl Anderson, Judith Binney and Aroha Harris, Bridget Williams Books
  • Unravelling Scholarship English, Jenny May, Ryan Publications

Best Resource in Te Reo Māori

  • Hui E! Term 2 2014, Huia Publishers
  • Ka hoki tāua ki te whare huri ai ē!, Agnes McFarland, NZCER Press
  • Rona, Chris Szkely, Te Kauru Nohotima, Huia Publishers
  • Te Reo Singalong Books, Sharon Holt, The Writing Bug

Best Resource in Higher Education

  • The New Zealand Dyslexia Handbook, Susan Dymock and Tom Nicholson, NZCER Press
  • Working with Māori children with special education needs: He mahi whakahirahira, Jill Bevan-Brown, NZCER Press

Best Resource for Export

  • Connectors Fiction Series, Jill Eggleton, Global Education Systems
  • CSI Literacy Kit 7, Neale Pitches, South Pacific Press and Pacific Learning
  • Keylinks Shared South African Africaans, Jill Eggleton, Global Education Systems


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