Thursday, February 29, 2024

Nigel’s Christmas Wish

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Kiwis can follow the tales of a loveable nutcracker and his heart-warming story
in a new Christmas classic

Christmas story time has been made a little more wonderful with the launch of Nigel’s Christmas Wish (Te tōmina kirihimete o Nigel), a free online story book created by The Warehouse in two languages, English and te reo Māori.

Nigel’s Christmas Wish is a continuation of The Warehouse’s Christmas story about a Nutcracker with a special wish – to be proudly atop the Christmas tree, a position traditionally reserved for an angel or star. As the story unfolds, we discover if Nigel’s wish finally comes true.

The digital book also has optional narration so people can sit back and listen to the audio recorded by media personality Kara Rickard.

The Warehouse Chief Customer and Sales Officer, Jonathan Waecker, said “With the holiday season upon us, we know Christmas books are being dusted off ready for story time. We wanted to make this Christmas a little more festive for all Kiwis with an all-new, free digital Christmas book.

Nigel’s Christmas Wish is a charming take on a classic Christmas wish story and leans into what we are all about at The Warehouse – making Christmas wishes big or small come true by having something for everyone, no matter the budget.”

Kiwis can also win a limited edition printed copy of Nigel’s Christmas Wish in both languages by entering online at the end of the story.

“We hope that spending time together reading Nigel’s story as a family may just be the start of a new Christmas tradition in many Kiwi households,” adds Waecker.

Nigel’s Christmas Wish was written by Veronica Copestake and illustrated by Joseph Qiu and Pawel Zawislak from Watermark.

Friends and whānau can read the story in English and te reo Māori on

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