Creative Directory

This directory has been compiled by Toi Wairarapa but is by no means exhaustive. If you would like to be included please contact us. Use the search facility on the right or click on a Directory Category to narrow your search.


I am a writer of children’s picturebooks (including Elwyn’s Dream, The Eels of ANZAC Bridge and A Beam of Bright Light.) I also enjoy creating large whimsical paintings (sometimes murals), especially those containing subject matter connected to New Zealand’s native flora and fauna.

06 3782611

An independently owned bookshop and art gallery in the Tararua township of Woodville

06 376 5054

Carterton's friendly local book store offering titles in everything from Children & Young Adult Fiction to New Zealand and local authors. Venue for Wairarapa Word meetings, first Sunday of the month from 3pm.

06 379 7103
Anne Taylor –  Boulder Bay Design

Anne designs leaflets, publications, logos / branding and websites. Also an arts writer, and exhibiting artist with work featured online.

06 304 7271

We offer editorial and production services for book publishers and writers publishing their own work.


Sometime fiction writer, journalist, editor and oral historian. Author of short-story collection The Heart Sutra (Otago University Press, 2003). Currently at work on a collection of oral histories exploring the New Zealand sex industry.

Fraser Books has been publishing since producing Sonja Davies’ bestselling 'Bread & Roses' in 1980. We have published about 150 books, most of them since the late 1990s. We are publishers for the Wairarapa Archive and the NZ Cartoon Archive at the Alexander Turnbull Library.
A resource for authors called ‘The 8 Steps in Publishing a Book’ is available from us.

06 3771359

I'm an internationally published, Greytown author with eleven books for junior and teen readers and one adult novel published by Penguin, Pearson and Pearson Education, across a range of genres including science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction and non-fiction. My science fiction writing covers both space based adventures and social science fiction and my fantasy works utilise contemporary as well as traditional settings.

My published children's writing have won a Sir Julius Vogel award, the Attitude Artistic Achievement Award, been selected among Children's Literature Foundation of New Zealand's List of Notable Books and been highly commended in the CLL Educational Publishing Awards. All my science fiction and fantasy novels were at least finalists in the Sir Julius Vogel awards and two of my illustrated books have been translated into French.

The international markets my writing has been published in include Australia, Canada, Malaysia and the UK.

Established in 1907, Hedleys is an independent bookstore specialising in New Zealand and Wairarapa history, biography, art and popular music, with a small niche publishing division publishing local history; the history of nineteen century pacific exploration including Australia and New Zealand; and Australian art. Book club & events.

06 3782875

Jane is a poet and performs and recites her work, as well as making handmade books.