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.

Meri Kirihimete from Literacy Aotearoa

Kia ora, Talofa lava, Mā

Positive spirit at celebration of adult learners’ achievements

A special learners' day at Literacy Aotearoa, Gisborne in Grey Street celebrated the courage and dedication of the many students who attend the cen

The Festival of Adult Learning

Reading, writing and numeracy skills can affect people’s confidence, ability to find work, or chances of moving to higher paying jobs.

Learning how to read and write, five decades into life

Gayle Snowden lived through five decades barely able to read and write.

Literacy support aims to help survivors share their experience

Survivors with low literacy skills can now access support to share their experiences of abuse with the Royal Commission

24 Years Helping People to Read

When Nellie Garthwaite started her career in adult literacy 24 years ago, she never expected it would take her on the journey it has.