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Opportunity for writers

Applications are open for The New Zealand Society of Authors Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2018.

This is an opportunity for writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama who are working on a new project. The $10,000 fellowship is awarded to a mid-career or senior writer to work on a project of national significance or high literary merit.

Read more about the Fellowship here>
Applications close Friday 17 August, 4.00pm.

If you are not already a member of The New Zealand Society of Authors you can find out more here>  

Apply today for Wild Creations 2018

Applications are now open for Wild Creations 2018 – an initiative funding $36,000 for the creation of artwork inspired by the New Zealand environment.

It will give at least two artists the chance to experience Department of Conservation (DOC) environments and/or programmes as motivation for new artwork.

Students interested in fine arts are encouraged to apply because it will be a great opportunity for them to develop their creative practice.

DOC Director, National Operations, Hilary Aikman said “the work of these talented artists is giving DOC great opportunities to connect more New Zealanders to conservation stories through art.”   

Wild Creations is partnership between the DOC and Creative New Zealand and applications close on the Friday 24 August 2018.

Share your thoughts on NZ’s tax system to win

The Treasury invites you to share your thoughts on the future of our tax system. Answer one of the three questions below for your chance to win up to $2,000

  1. How can tikanga Māori help ensure the tax system reflects what’s important to New Zealanders?  
  2. What is the most pressing intergenerational challenge facing our tax system?
  3. How should the tax system promote the right balance between supporting the productive economy and the speculative economy?

You can present your thoughts in the form of:

  • an essay of up to 2,000 words (excluding references)
  • a video presentation of up to 5 minutes, or
  • an A3 poster.

You don’t need to be a tax specialist to have a say. All New Zealanders are affected by our tax system; we believe that you have valuable ideas to share on how we could improve it.

Authors of the top five submissions will be awarded study grants of up to $2,000 and be flown to Wellington to present their ideas to a Treasury audience.

Submissions are due before 11.59pm on Sunday 15 July. Finals day will be held on Friday 7 September.

If you need inspiration before getting started, check out the Tax Working Group website.

For more information on the challenge, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit the webpage> 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at tertiarychallenge@treasury.govt.nz