Book Lovers Coffee Club


Calling All Book Lovers


Come along to the Book Lovers Coffee Club, a series of free monthly events that are open to the  public and being held at our retirement villages in Mt Albert, Milford and Meadowbank. Bring a friend, enjoy morning tea and hear the story behind the stories of some of New Zealand’s most talented authors.


Booklovers will pause over the holiday season and recommence in March 2018




Meet the Authors



Helen McNeil's novel A Striking Truth explores the forces of globalisation versus local community. The story is set against the backdrop of the 1986 Tasman Pulp and Paper strike and told from the perspective of five fictionalised characters. Helen witnessed firsthand the devastating affect the strike had on Kawerau and met with key players on both sides of the conflict to research her book.



John Reynold's book, Writing Your First Novel, was created for aspiring writers of fiction in the New Zealand context and covers all the basic questions a new writer needs answered. Practical and easy to read, this is a book that new writers will return to again and again. John will share his experiences as a new fiction writer and read extracts from his latest novel, Robyn Hood Outlaw Princess.



Barry Ferguson's passion for plants, particularly flowers, began when he was a child. It was a passion that eventually landed him in Manhattan where he designed floral installations for David Rockefeller, Malcom Forbes, Steven Spielberg and many others.  His book, Flowers Are My Passport, explores his business and adventures in New York.


Where and When


 Events start at 10:30am and finish at 11:30am.


Everil Orr Village

Mt Albert Bridge Club, Councillors Dr


Tuesday 12 September - Helen McNeil

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Tuesday 10 October - John Reynolds

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Tuesday 13 March - Barry Ferguson

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Lady Allum Village

20 Napoleon Ave, Milford


Tuesday 21 September - Helen McNeil

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Thursday 19 October - John Reynolds

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Thursday 22 March - Barry Ferguson

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Meadowbank Village

148-168 Meadowbank Road, Meadowbank







Wednesday 28 March - Barry Ferguson

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For more information, or to RSVP for an event, call 0800 333 688 or email


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