Hi friends, my first interview! Thanks E-Tangata, and also Edward Aish for making me look less like a harassed mum and more like a professional author    https://e-tangata.co.nz/korero/steph-matuku-putting-maori-kids-on-the-page/?fbclid=IwAR1NLXxn3NjbPilXV9xNX4Lwh_AUviPQqT07YpCoPRUOboLEQphpK5mWb4k...

MEDIA RELEASE 18 October 2018 First-time author launches two novels First-time author Steph Matuku is making an extraordinary entrance into the New Zealand book scene by publishing not one but two debut novels for young readers: Flight of the Fantail and Whetū Toa and the Magician.   Flight of the Fantail is a science...

By Steph Matuku   Every month, this happens. My little brother and I go to bed and he pulls the curtains wide so the round moon can shine through. The silvery light falls to the floor, slides up the bed, and lands on my brother’s face. His cheeks begin to itch...

Was an honour to be a part of  such an amazing team Rubber Soul Productions we won the HP 48 HOUR FILM Taranaki 2016 - over all win and Best Director, Best Original Song, Best use of Line, Best Score, Best Script! ...

By Steph Matuku This is a piece of prose that was featured in an anti-fracking art exhibition in New Plymouth, March 5 – 26 2017, at JD Reid Gallery. I’m not fully down with fracking, I think it’s harmful and unnecessary. I wrote this from the...

By Steph Matuku   Every morning when the alarm went off, Brent farted, sat up and stretched. This particular morning however, the alarm didn’t go off and the usual irritated mound of wife next to him was absent. He found her on the couch downstairs drinking coffee,...

It was 9am on Monday and I was exhausted. But the weekend hadn’t been a dehydrating haze of booze, bass, and whatever buzz I could get my hands on (which was pretty much my life pre-children), but one filled with long words, brainy people and...