Kaituhi Pukapuka

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

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


How much an author earns depends largely on the success of their works.

Source: New Zealand Society of Authors, 2016.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an author are poor due to the small size of the New Zealand market, and the challenge of getting work published overseas.
Whiti Hereaka reads her book in the library

Authors write, revise and rewrite their material

Last updated 19 June 2017