Models at Storytime

Many of you will remember Neil Lambess and Replicant models in Quality Street. This month we've brought him over to Storytime and Neil is now running our Hobby and Construction toy department.

Now that we have Neil with us we can run some model building classes, and these school holidays we have arranged for some starter kits where you can learn the skills of model assembly, painting and decaling. Check out the event calendar for details, bookings are limited to six per session so get in quick.

School Holidays


Our event team is looking forward to the holidays in our new event area. Gone is the cold concrete, replaced by an expanded product range and carpeted activity area.

These holidays we have something on every day, with activities like Story Time, Play Time, Pottery Painting, Model Making, and even a model exhibition to admire.

Book Reviews

Wildboy: The Boy Who Walked Around New Zealand - $20.00

By Brando Yelavich

This is the true story of Brando Yelavich, also known as Wildboy, who slept in a tent, hunted and fished for his food and came up close to seals and sharks on his 8000 km journey around the coast of New Zealand.

In 2015 he published his Wildboy story for teenage readers. In this new picture book Brando retells his epic adventure for younger book lovers who long for adventure. The fun, lively illustrations by his mother Donella Yelavich will capture the imagination of all younger readers.

Go Girl: A Storybook of
Epic NZ Woman - $45

By Barbara Else

GO GIRL is a collection of true stories about New Zealand women who have done extraordinary things. This stunningly illustrated book features amazing women whose stories will inspire you with their powerful can-do message. Discover the stories of Dame Whina Cooper, Janet Frame, Farah Palmer, Lucy Lawless, Lorde, Rita Angus, Te Puea Herangi and many more. This is a book that should be on the bedside table of every Kiwi girl, from age seven to one hundred and seven.