News Releases


(Photo: Lucy Swinnen, the Wellingtonian)  

The articles in this section feature local and regional news about adult literacy students, tutors, managers, events and programmes

Scroll through the titles below to see a range of articles.

Tui Tuia Issue 1 – February 2017​ - Our newsletter

In this first issue for 2017 congratulations are in order for Averil Mawdsley for 20 years' service with Southern Adult Literacy Inc.

Bounce back from a crisis

Natural disasters shake us in body (shock, heart rate and breathing), heart (anxiety, sadness and anger) and mind (confusion, pessimism and worry).

Literacy Waitākere - Akonga Pūrākau

Students from Literacy Waitākere have recently published their writing in:

Creating spaces for Whānau wellbeing, literacy and numeracy in the context of neoliberalism in Aotearoa, New Zealand

Published in the Waikato Journal of Education this article reviews current research about three short focused literacy, language and numeracy programmes designed to assist New Zealand Māori adult students and their whānau.

Literacy fund supports North Otago businesses

Nearly $200,000 will help North Otago businesses improve their health and safety status as well as their productivity by maximising employees’ literacy, numeracy and communication skills. 

Skills Highway - NZ Post Success Story

"NZ Post worked with Literacy Aotearoa to introduce a pilot programme to the International Mail Centre, called Take Off."