Kaituhi Pukapuka

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Authors write stories, scripts, poems, blogs or plays for publication or production, to entertain and inform people.


Pay rates for authors vary depending on the success of their works.

Source: New Zealand Society of Authors, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an author are poor due to the small size of the New Zealand publishing industry.
Whiti Hereaka reads her book in the library

Authors write, revise and rewrite their material

Last updated 21 February 2018