For the past 20 years, New Zealand's only professional association of travel writers, photographers, broadcasters and communicators has held the prestigious Travel Media Awards. To celebrate this anniversary, Travcom collaborated with New Holland Publishers to present Home & Away, an anthology of 35 stories by award winners.
Travel is in the Kiwi bloodstream: whether bound for Kaiwaka or Kowloon, we have an insatiable appetite for living out of a suitcase and, in select cases, writing about it.
At the book launch, held at the Heritage Hotel, seventeen authors and over seventy guests mixed and mingled. Keynote speaker Gordon McLauchlan, co-founder of Travcom, talked about how the travel writing industry has changed over the past 20 years. Graeme Lay spoke about the selection process and a few contributors read excerpts from Home & Away.
If you would like more information about Home & Away, copies of book launch photos or to purchase a copy of the book please contact:
Ph: 624 5707
or Email: helen.davies
Michele A'Court, Fergus Blakiston, Steve Braunias, Susan Buckland, Mike Cartlidge, Shelley-Maree Cassidy, Robin Charteris, Carroll du Chateau, Yvonne van Dongen, Greg Dixon, Simon Farrell-Green, Sue Farley, James Frankham, Karen Goa, Michele Hewitson, Gerard Hindmarsh, Kapka Kassabova, Virginia Larson, Graeme Lay, Nicola Legat, Liz Light, Bob Maysmor, John McCrystal, Lauren Quaintance, Graham Reid, Tom Romeo, Gus Roxburgh, Paul Rush, Mark Scott, Pamela Wade, Joanna Wane, Keri Welham, Mike White, John Woods and Jill Worrall.
Thank you to everyone who helped launch Home & Away on Wednesday 8 August at the Heritage Hotel. The evening was full of good cheer as we toasted the authors and enjoyed catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.
Ashleigh Gilchrist, Promag Publishing Ltd, Journalist & Events Coordinator with
Susan Gibson, Communications Manager of Heritage Hotels.
Catherine Bell of Epicure Trading with Susan Gibson of Heritage Hotels.
Claire Ashton, scriptwriter, with Helen Davies of Travcom.
Fiona Johnstone with Yvonne van Dongen.
Gary Dickson of Let's Travel Magazine with Wendy Brandon.
Heather Ramsay, editor of Arrival Magazine with Dennis Richardson and Suzanne Murrell
If you would like more information about Home & Away, the book launch, copies of the photos or to purchase a copy of the book please contact:
Ph: 624 5707
Joanna Wane, Deputy Editor of North & South magazine with Pamela Wade of www.travelskite.com
Julia Thorne with John McCrystal.
Leanne Erceg, travel consultant with Dani Wright of www.wrightathome.co.nz
Megan Stunzner with Graham Reid of www.elsewhere.co.nz
Michele A'Court, comedian and writer, Ruth Spencer, writer, with Te Radar
Pauline Herbst with Louise Richardson, Lifestyle/Travel Editor NZWW and Pam Neville
Pamela Wade, Pauline Ray and Kelly Lynch
Rebecca Kennedy with Graeme Lay and Shane Boocock of Let's Travel Magazine
Shane Boocock of Let's Travel Magazine with Jill Malcolm and Kelly Lynch
Simon Farrell-Green with Greg Dixon, Canvas Deputy Editor
Simon McManus of Core Communications with Ewan McDonald, editor APN Publications
Simon McManus, Core Communications, with Belinda Cooke of New Holland Publishers and
Shane Boocock of Let's Travel Magazine
Steve Braunias busily signing autographs.