04 Jul

book reading: tu meke tamariki!

Children's book author Malcolm Clarke hosts Tu Meke Tamariki!, a creative presentation for children of all ages. Expect giggles and gasps as Malcolm begins with an interactive reading of his brand new book, Tu Meke Tūatara! The event will then provide attendees with inspiration for their own character exploration and encourage engagement with our natural world through waiata and creative play.

Sunday 4th July
Location: Huia Lodge Discovery Hub
Start time: 11am. The 30min-45min event will start promptly so we recommend coming a little early to choose a place to sit and set up.

Suitable for children aged 2- 8 years and their whānau.

Register your interest by emailing info@cornwallpark.co.nz.
This event will be held inside the Lindo Ferguson Education Centre located behind the Huia Lodge Discovery Hub in Cornwall Park.

See the Facebook event listing here.

Malcolm Clarke is an award-winning screen editor, best-selling author and sell-out theatre maker. His career in media spans two decades and four different countries. Malcolm's passion for creative pursuits led him to travel the world working as a core contributor to high-rating, award-winning entertainment television shows like America's Got Talent, The Voice UK and Love Island. While his bread and butter comes from editing for screen Malcolm has more recently found his niche writing heart-warming stories for young people about our natural world. The success of his first book and stage show, Tu Meke Tūī!, shows just how powerful it can be when children get to learn about the environment in a fun and accessible way. Malcolm believes that highlighting the importance of conservation through inspiring stories will help to prepare children to be kaitiaki (guardians) who care for their world now and in the future. His wealth of experience and 'try anything' attitude has earned him invitations to present at events such as the Auckland Writers Festival and the Children's Book Awards at Te Papa. Malcolm's next mission is to develop a series of collaborative workshops for children to grow literary awareness, and inspire young creatives in New Zealand.

The NZ COVID Tracer QR Code will be present at this event and all participants will be expected to scan the code. The code is also placed around the park, in public toilets and within Huia Lodge Discovery Hub. We ask that all participants continue with their basic hygiene practices while at the event and in the park. This includes hand hygiene (washing for 20 minutes, drying thoroughly or using hand sanitiser), coughing or sneezing into your elbow, and avoiding touching your face. Hand sanitiser will be available at the event. If you are feeling unwell before the event, we ask that you stay at home.