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Faking UFO encounters to save a town

Leonie Agnew is an award-winning children's author, a former copywriter, and also a primary school teacher based in Shelly Park. Take Me To Your...

Cracking wordsmith and proud West Coaster

When Kiwi runner John Walker became history’s first sub-3:50 miler on August 12, 1975, a tall, wiry sports journalist was right there with...

Author Agnew piles on the awards

Pakuranga author, Leonie Agnew’s unpublished manuscript, ‘The Impossible Story of Hannah Kemp’ was the winner of the 2022 Storylines Tessa Duder Award. It also saw...

Author clinches another award

Pakuranga author Leonie Agnew has won another prize, this time the Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction category at the NZ Children's Book Awards. It...

Agnew a book awards finalist

Award-winning children's writer Leonie Agnew, of Pakuranga, is a finalist for a national junior fiction award. Agnew, a teacher, is in the mix again, this...

Another award for talented writer

Teacher and award-winning children's writer Leonie Agnew, of Pakuranga, has won the Storylines Tessa Duder Award. It is a national competition for a young adult...

Local writers named finalists in book awards

Two local authors are among 35 finalists in this year’s New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Leonie Agnew of Pakuranga and Jennifer...