Te Awhi Rito New Zealand Reading Ambassador advocates for and champions the importance of reading in the lives of young New Zealanders, their whānau, and communities. As a national reading role model, they will build visibility and awareness of reading across all sectors in Aotearoa New Zealand, helping to create a nation of readers.
When I was a boy
The first in a series of posts about Ben's reading role models. Ben looks back on Joe Doyle, one of the reading role models that inspired him.
The library is on Pā Street
Ben reflects on the day he joined his local library and the vital role of public libraries in communities.
Te Awhi Rito: The year that was – 2021–2022
In his first year as Te Awhi Rito Reading Ambassador, Ben toured Aotearoa New Zealand sharing stories and highlighting connections between storytelling, reading aloud and reading.
Stories are everything
Ben Brown features in a short documentary championing the importance of stories and reading.