Originally established in 1994 to address the problem of ‘booklessness’ the Duffy Books in Homes programme is still spreading the joy of reading to young child.

Two Māori educational icons, Distinguished Professor Graham Hingangaroa Smith and Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith, received Lifetime Achievement Awards.

A Youth Advisory Group and Online Youth Forum have been set up so that young people aged 14 to 18 have the opportunity to have a say about education.