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Auckland’s housing crisis

I wonder if it would bite back if there are more houses in ten years. Right now there are many apartment blocks being built in the CBD and in some suburbs. When each one of those units is available and taken up wouldn’t that lessen the demand that is so pressing right now?

June Allen, author

You’re invited to contact June at ‘Kwizzel Publishing’ – her Facebook page, or email to kwizzelnewzealand@gmail.com. June has four books for kids, interest age group, from 3 to 7, which have delightful stories featuring New Zealand wildlife. They’re all available for sale at moderate prices, from the publisher and certain very reputable outlets. People wonder how the name ‘Kwizzel’ came about. June created a board game a few years ago which combined knowledge of travel and general knowledge questions about New Zealand and certain South Pacific islands.  The simplified set of questions have endeared this game to students in over twenty schools in the Auckland region and beyond. There are a lot of fun elements within the game which incorporates a trip around the South Pacific. They have the kids and adults in fits of laughter. The board game is called – yes, you guessed it – Kwizzel.

The Little Glow worm who Couldn’t Turn on his Light.

Thank you so much to all the wonderful people who have enjoyed this story to read to young children. The illustrations by Raymond Jennings are artful, and where else would you find an image of a glow worm talking. He’s having so much trouble searching for his light. Some of the creatures aren’t much help – his glow worm cousins, the cave spider, the weta, but in the end the long tailed bat flies off and find some light for the little glow worm. Find us on Facebook – Kwizzel Publishing – or email the author at kwizzelnewzealand@gmail.com

Eight best feijoa recipes

I’ve had a wonderful response to my ‘Skinny Recipe Book’.  It’s been written for those who run out of ideas on how to use their abundant crop of feijoas. Here are some of the comments: ‘Thank you for the speedy delivery of the book; am loving it to pieces already’ – a keen cook in Whangarei, Northland.  ‘Thank you for our feijoa cook book; we love it’ – a Mum and her teenage daughter, North Shore, Auckland. ‘Thanks for the recipe book; Mum is cooking something already’ – a Waikato woman who made the on-line purchase on her mother’s behalf.

 

Kwizzel Publishing

Kwizzel Publishing is an independent publishing company especially offering illustrated children’s books, social history stories from New Zealand and Norfolk Island, and award winning plays f…

Source: Kwizzel Publishing

Kwizzel Publishing

Kwizzel Publishing is an independent publishing company especially offering illustrated children’s books, social history stories from New Zealand and Norfolk Island, and award winning plays for performance at reasonable rates in community theatre.

A very popular book is The Little Glow worm who Couldn’t Turn on his Light, written by June Allen, illustrated by Raymond Jennings.  It’s for reading to 3 to 7 year olds, and features creatures which live in the glow worm cave.

Here are a few snippets: ‘I thought all was well when I went to sleep this morning’ he said. ‘Now that dusk is falling I can’t switch my light on again.’

‘Maybe you don’t have any luminosity,’ suggested the cave spider.

‘I’m not very happy.  I’m missing something called lumin… lumin .. the cave spider told me what it was.’

The glow worm does eventually get help. Email:  kwizzelnewzealand@gmail.com for details on where to buy the book and find out the end of the story.

On the road to Gundagai

Remember that lovely old song?  The words have been modified a little for inclusion in June’s play ‘Kilkenny Rose’ about early gold mining days.  There are Irish songs included too; with due deference the main male character sings to the lady ‘Sweet Rose of Kilkenny’.  Only those with grey hairs may remember ‘Sweet Rosie O’Grady’ from one of the 1940s happy musicals.