Our Sponsors

Working together to support a thriving Central Hawke's Bay

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Waipukurau Paper Plus

Sponsor of Landmarks

The Paper Plus brand has become an iconic retail brand within the Books and Stationery industry with high visibility in New Zealand. The Paper Plus chain is well represented throughout New Zealand and includes a strong presence in both city and provincial centres, with over 100 stores there is a location from Kaitaia to Invercargill. Paper Plus have a wide range of Books, Stationery, Cards, Paper products and associated gifts.

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Dunotter Strategic Wealth

Sponsor of Money with Mary

Removing assumption and doubt; bringing structure and peace of mind.

Dunotter builds on over twenty years’ experience in the financial world. From investment banking, the Life industry as well as personal financial planning.

Having been authorised to advise in the UK, Singapore and now New Zealand, a rare and valuable international perspective is made available to New Zealand residents.

Comprehensive financial planning, specialising in the following areas:

Retirement and legacy planning - Portfolio management - Family protection


Hawkes Ridge Wine Estate

Sponsor of Bubbles and Books

Hawkes Ridge Wine Estate is a family owned, boutique cellar door, vineyard, winery and olive grove located in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
Our name and logo were chosen to symbolise the contour of our property and the hawks that soar along the ridge formed by the ancient Ngaruroro River.​
We have recently completed construction of a cellar door on our property, and welcome visitors to come and meet the Hawkes Ridge family  -  Bob, Carolyn and Douglas, taste our wines, and enjoy a pizza or platter under the shade of one of our olive trees

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Lime Rock Wines

Sponsor of Bums on Seats

LIME ROCK is a stunning vineyard situated on limestone hills in sunny Central Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand specialising in Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Merlot and Grüner Veltliner. Elegance, balance and length are a feature of our wines.  The limestone contributing to the sought-after mineral characters.
Our ecological philosophy (vit-ecology), combined with over 30 years of wine industry experience, provides a solid basis for producing wines that express the flavour of our land.  

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Friends of the Library (Central Hawke's Bay)

Sponsor of the How to Rock Self-Publishing Workshop

Proud supporters of the Central Hawke's Bay District Libraries. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the Waipawa Library.

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Central Hawke's Bay District Council

Vibrancy Fund - Supporting the Finale - Showcasing Local Authors

The Community Pride & Vibrancy fund seeks to seeks to support community opportunities to create pride and vibrancy in Central Hawke’s Bay.  The fund supports projects that are an activity, programme or development that will occur in a public space and promotes our community to THRIVE

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Jacqui Matthews

Festival Supporter

The Festival committee would like to thank Jacqui Mathews for her kind donation to support this festival.