Tauranga Writers is New Zealand’s longest-running self-help group for writers, established in 1967. Our mission statement is: getting you started and getting you published. Our mantra is: Writers write!

Members meet on the first Thursday of every month, 7pm at the Wesley Community Centre, 100 Thirteenth Avenue, Tauranga. These meetings concentrate on work in progress and an exchange of information about writing, activities, projects and events. Visitors are always welcome.

On the third Sunday of the month TW holds a Focus Session from 2-4pm at the Greerton Library. Expertise is shared, mainly by members but also by professionals outside the group. These mini-workshops are open to the general public for a $10 entry fee (50% discount for members). Many collective and individual accomplishments have been achieved over the years, giving the club a base of history and experience. Tauranga Writers has close associations with Young NZ Writers, New Zealand Society of Authors, Tauranga Writers for Children, Bookrapt and the Friends of Tauranga City Libraries, to name a few.

Tauranga Writers provides free resources and training documents. We understand the importance of promotion, and provide that opportunity on this website and through our weekly communications with writers, members and authors.

For more resources and about writers’ rights we recommend you include in your search a visit to www.authors.org.nz


Membership subs are $40.00 per year and can be paid to the following account:
TW account no. 03 0435 0509295 000

Please use your name as the reference and we will email you a confirmation. If you have any problems please do not hesitate to contact us here

Byline is the name of Tauranga Writers’ anthology of writing by its members and is published yearly in October/November. It comes as a paperback and e-zine. Our mission statement is ‘getting you started and getting you published.’ This publication provides that opportunity. More information can be found HERE


Every first Thursday 7-9pm @ Wesley Community Centre, 100 Thirteenth Avenue, Tauranga

Come along and check us out. You can attend a couple of sessions before committing to joining.


Every third Sunday 2-4pm @ Greerton Library

A monthly presentation or workshop conducted by an award-winning local writer focusing on a topic relating to creative writing or being an indie author. General public $10; Tauranga Writers financial members $5. Sessions involve a practical component and Q&A.