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Popular children's book gets star treatment

Popular children’s book gets star treatment

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Taungaroa Emile

Popular children’s book gets star treatment

Manukau Libraries are excited to announce that their celebrity guest reader for Library Week 2006 is film and television star Taungaroa Emile.

Taungaroa is well known for his role as Boogie in Once Were Warriors for which he won a NZ Film and Television Award, as well as his recent films, No 2 and Whale Rider. He has also appeared in Shortland Street, Hercules, Xena, Mercy Peak and The Market.

This year the Library Association of New Zealand (LIANZA) has chosen Margaret Mahy’s ‘Down the Back of the Chair’ as the national celebrity story.

You’ll be able to catch Taungaroa reading this popular children’s book at Botany Library in the Botany Town Centre and Westfield Mall – Centre Stage, Manukau City Centre on Wednesday 20th September:

WHAT: Library Week Celebrity Reading of
Margaret Mahy’s ‘Down the Back of the Chair’
WHO: Taungaroa Emile - NZ Film and Television Star
WHEN & WHERE: Wednesday 20th September
Botany Library, Botany Town Centre
11.30am till 12noon
Westfield Manukau Centre Stage
Manukau City Centre
1.30pm to 2pm

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