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Literacy in the Home


The Literacy in the Home programme is the offer of a FREE weekly newspaper subscription delivered to students' homes to promote literacy.

The offer is limited to selected lower decile schools within urban and rural distribution areas, based on the premise of equal educational opportunities. Newspapers are an ideal resource for promoting literacy skills which provide significant economic and social benefits.

The New Zealand Curriculum outlines a vision for young people: "who will be confident, connected, actively involved, and lifelong learners."

Reading newspapers encourages students and their families to develop a regular reading habit and helps develop a sense of curiosity for the news and belonging to their communities.

Parents with higher literacy have been shown to be more actively involved in their children's education.

If you have any questions regarding this programme please email


Half price NiE resource books

As part of the Literacy in the Home programme, parents/caregivers can purchase copies of 'Use the News' and other skills-based educational resource books at half price. 

Use the News is packed with activities to hlep students explore the way newspapers are together and evaluate the content. The recommended retail is $20 but it is availabale to Literacy in the Home recipients and other newspaper subscribers for just $10.

See the full list of NiE resources here. Email to order.


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