Thursday, April 7, 2016

Reconnect with The Written Word and Get Writing New Zealand!

As a writer, nothing excites me more than to see students write and come up to show me their work. This is fantastic.

Reconnect with The Written Word and Get Writing New Zealand!

Grab your pencils and pens and rediscover the joy of writing and the treasured moment of a handwritten note with Get New Zealand Writing – a national initiative to get young Kiwis and their families writing.

For the month of April, Warehouse Stationery will partner with schools throughout New Zealand to ‘Get New Zealand Writing’. The initiative gives Kiwi kids the opportunity to write a postcard and have it delivered for free, anywhere in New Zealand.

Using their best handwriting, all students who participate are then able to bring their postcard to a Warehouse Stationery store throughout April and post it for free anywhere in New Zealand. From Nanas and Poppas in Cape Reinga to best buddies down in Bluff, Get New Zealand Writing will reach people the length of the country!

Participating in Get New Zealand Writing is easy – just pop into a Warehouse Stationery store during April, pick up a postcard, write a message, then drop your postcard into the red letterbox in store and it will be sent for free anywhere in New Zealand. Parents can get involved too – write a note to a long-lost friend, or treasured niece, nephew or sibling and await their delighted response.

And if you and the kids love nothing more than a good selfie, head in store to post your cards, take a selfie next to the postbox and upload it to Facebook with the hashtag #getnewzealandwriting. You’re then in the draw to win one of four Fujifilm XP90 Tough Cameras, valued at $399.

The fun continues with the chance to tell Warehouse Stationery your favourite word! From April 4, Kiwi kids can nominate their favourite word and why, to be in with a chance to have their handwritten sentence selected to appear in the ‘My Favourite Words’ notebook, and the chance to win a Fujifilm XT10 16-50mm Mirrorless Camera, valued at $1,599.
All proceeds raised from the notebook will be donated to the Warehouse Stationery Scholarship Fund; testament to the company’s commitment to making education accessible and affordable to every Kiwi, this initiative with the Salvation Army helps young New Zealanders achieve their tertiary study goals.

Warehouse Stationery CEO Pejman Okhovat says the Get New Zealand Writing initiative is a fun way to focus on the importance of writing in our lives.  

“We all know how special it is to receive a handwritten card from someone we love. We want to help Kiwis rediscover the joy of writing in a fun and engaging way,” he says.

For more information about Get New Zealand Writing and Favourite Word, visit

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