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Charities and programmes we support

The Porirua Library. Bee Trudgeon and her team of librarians encourage hundreds of children and families to love to read, especially through the Long Hot Summer Programme and the Reading Together Programme for families.

Capital E. This local theatre company for children ignites the creative spark in young people, through digital workshops, live performance and events.

Altrusa. This international non-profit organisation makes local communities better through leadership, partnership and service.

Wheelers supplies Books in Homes with good books for children without access to them.

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Ambassador bookshops

These are bookshops who stock a wonderful range of children’s books – including Gecko Press books.

Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ)

Julia Marshall is a councilor with PANZ and is responsible for Career Development. She also represents PANZ on the New Zealand Book Council.

“I am particularly interested in finding ways to support people in publishing who are mid-career. We also want to encourage more people to pursue a career in publishing, from a wide variety of backgrounds,” she says.

If you have ideas, thoughts or concerns please contact

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Whitireia publishing programme

Gecko Press is a strong supporter of the Whitireia publishing programme. Every year we employ a part-time student to help in the office, and offer work placements to students on the course.

We try to offer a range of publishing activity depending on what is going on at that moment – such as international rights, digital marketing, event preparation, and publicity.

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