Support

Our Patrons are a vibrant group of supporters who underpin the charitable trust and help to make this Festival one of New Zealand’s premiere cultural events. Every year we stage hundreds of events, gathering together the world’s best writers and thinkers with festival goers for extraordinary experiences. Our Patrons are investors in the future of the event, and in the world of reading, writing and ideas.

We are enormously grateful for the support we receive from individuals which ensures that the Festival continues to bring exceptional writers and thinkers who extend the boundaries of the reader experience to the Auckland stage.

Download a Patron Brochure or find out more about becoming a Patron, making a donation or gifting Patronage or Friend Membership.

Additional thanks goes to our BOLD patrons, who have shown bold, philanthropic leadership by generously making a charitable donation equivalent to or greater than their base patronage.

Platinum

Betsy & Michael Benjamin
Julienne Brown & David McLean
Carol & Gerard Curry
Theresa Gattung
Anna Gibbons & Brian Gaynor
Josephine & Ross Green
Dame Rosie & Michael Horton
Pip Muir & Kit Toogood
Susan & Gavin Walker

Gold

John Barnett
Frances Bell
Margaret Casey & Ivan Connell
Barbie & Paul Cook
Candis Craven & John Daly-Peoples
Raewyn Dalziel
Michelle Deery
Anni Docking

Rebecca Edwards
Antonia Fisher & Stuart Grieve
Kent Gardner
Deborah & Ross George
Dame Jenny Gibbs
Jo & Terry Gould
Pip Greenwood & David Gibson
Penny & Rod Hansen
Catherine & Michael Hapgood
Wyn & Steve Hoadley
Karen Holdom
Marilyn Horne & Ross Munro
Kate & Ant Howard
Lizanne & Julian Knights
Julyan Lawry
Christine & Derek Nolan
Georgina & Jolyon Ralston
Judith Shea & Keryn Smith
Jenny & Andrew Smith
Anthea & Peter Springford
Fiona & William Stevens
Lady Tait
Julie & Russell Tills
Tiare Tolks & Michael Robinson
Denise & Paul Vujcich
James Walker
Helen Williams
Shan Wilson & Gavin Scott
Linda Woolf
Fran Wyborn
Anonymous (5)

Silver

Brenda & Stephen Allen
Margaret Anderson & Sally Jackson
Gaye Andrews
David Appleby
Shirlie & John Bardebes
Libby & Andrew Barrett
Denese Bates
Marty Bergin & Trevor Easton
Ewa & David Bigio
Clare Bradley & Brian Carter
Rosie Brown & Graham Wall
Lady Deborah Chambers
Sally Christie
Jo Clayton
Debbie & Greg Cook
Amber Coulter & Andrew Lewis
Diana Crombie
Danelle Dinsdale & Bruce Isles
Annette & Kim Ellis
Christine Fernyhough
Tana & Charles Fishman
Susan Francis & Chris Bridgeman
Mary & Scott Gilmour
Jane & Kevin Glover
Clare Gordon
Jo & John Gow
Victoria & John Gresson
Adina Halpern & David Flacks
Bridget Hanley & Mike Allen
Anne Hargreaves
Lynda & Jason Hinton
Rachel Hopkins & Nick Hodson
Julie & Rod Inglis
Katie Jacobs & Chris Aughton
Judy Jordan & Trevor Bayly
Jenny & Robert Loosley
Jillian Macdonald
Sir Chris & Lady Dayle Mace
Kris & Grant McCurrach
Shelley McMeeken
Leigh & Donald Melville
Sue & Julian Miles
Anne & Michael Muir
Anna Nathan & David Williams
Ali Nelson
Patti O’Neill & Trevor Richards
Helen O'Sullivan
Helen Palmer & Peter Hubbard
Rachel & Jason Paris
Matthew Patrick
Karen Pedersen & David Findlow
Nadine & Ian Perera
Sarah & Sefton Powrie
John Priestley
Anna & Troy Rawhiti-Connell
Maree & Colin Reynolds
Fran & Geoff Ricketts
Juliet Robieson
Nadine Rubin Nathan & Paul Nathan
Jane & David Simcock
Robyn & John Spooner
Tania Stiles & James Griffin
Cecilia Tarrant
Nancy van der Laan
Peter Vial
Rosemary Wall & Alain Bourgogne
Prue Wallis
Daisy & Garry Williams
Sue Wood
Taryn Young & Pat Elliott
Anonymous (4)

Bronze

Ema Aitken & David Galler
Gretchen Albrecht & James Ross
Raynor Asher
Lisa Bates & Doug Hawkins
Midge Bentley
Anne Blackburn
Wendy Bunting
Katherine Burson
Angela & Kim Campbell
Louise & Robert Clark
Tania Clifton-Smith
Pete Connell
Ainslie Dewe
Emma & Guyon Espiner
Graeme Heap
Kathrine Fraser & Peter Hoskin
Jenny Freedman & Huw Turner
Anna Friis & Wayne Schuler
Delight Gartlein & Bill Unwin
Helen Gillespie & Jack Rosen
Jan & Jim Greenwood
S. K. Grout
Bridget Hackshaw & Michael Savage
Lisa Haultain
Pilar & Doug Heffernan
Charlotte Hellaby & Fraser Norris
Helen & David Hunter
Leonie Hynds
Sally James
Kathy Kane & Nigel Harrison
Belinda Kitchin & Rick Gekoski
Claire Laidlaw
Carol-Ann & Max Lamb
Prudence Lane
Dennis Lunken
Peter Macky & Yuri Opeshko
Rosemarie Margan
Ruth & Neil Middleton
Bronwyn Monopoli
Amanda Parker & Richard Williams
Barby Pensabene
Sue Pezaro
Richard Prevett
Jill Rawnsley & Rob Coltman
Catherine Renouf
Caroline & Paul Restall
Kathryn Roberts
Lauren Roche
Philippa Russell Tait
Sarah Sherratt
Stephanie & Allan Tattersfield
Kathryn Todd & Tony Nicholson
Margaret & Mike Tomlinson
Fiona Turner & Arend Merrie
Robyne Walker & Brett O'Riley
Genny Webb
Christine Wechsler
Anonymous (5)

Founding Donors

Erika & Robin Congreve