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Donated first $100 to Tiritiri Matangi!

17 Mar, 2021


Our second market at Queers & Wares 

6 Feb, 2021


Our first market at Queers & Wares 

13 Dec, 2021


Pre-Orders open for our second book shipped! Pukekos Pride is live! 

12 Dec, 2020


Pre-Orders open for our second book!!!  

7 Dec, 2020


First School Reading!

Check out this lovely review by the faciliators at Ormiston Primary School

"Thank you so much for organising this! The learners' really enjoyed the session, listening and engaging with Steph reading the 2 books, participating regardless of the number of learners' (approximately. 140) in the habitat at that time;) We did a follow-up activity afterwards that stimulated the learners' thinking and they mentioned that they were feeling so proud to meet 'real authors':) Thanks, Rameeza"

27 November, 2020


Gave Jacinda Arden a copy of our book! 

2 Oct, 2020


Pre-orders shipped and the book is live! 

28 Aug, 2020


Pre-Orders go live! First 10 books sold! Such an exciting and scary milestone! We are shipping out the first batch of orders this Friday!

23 Aug, 2020



Donation to Tiritiri Matangi Open Sanctuary! After talking over email with Chairman Carl Hayson and Secretary Gloria Nash, the Pūkekos present book will be donating 20cents from every book sold towards Tiritiri Matangi Island. We are also hoping to sell the book on the island. Here's to hopefully a wonderful partnership!

13 Aug, 2020



Featured in Travel Today! Our first press appearance was in a segment about people working in the travel industry who started side hustles during lockdown!

"For some true Kiwiana, Flight Centre designer Rochelle Connolley is publishing a kids book. It's a rhyming tale about PJ the pūkeko (also in Te Reo Maori) see @pukekospresent on Insta."

17 July, 2020


I've found my Writer! Help with my children's book was closer than I thought! Steph was the one to Inspire me to start my children's book, now she's the writer for it! Her writing skills are amazing and I couldn't have gotten this far without her support. I can't wait to see how it comes out!

12 June, 2020




Books Beginning! The idea of a pūkeko attending a Kiwis birthday was bouncing around my head in the middle of May. After I made the character sheet for PJ the pūkeko the ball started rolling and I couldn't stop!

3 June, 2020