The Kiwi Diary 2020 is happening!

We’ll be loading up our call for contributions this week. In the meantime if you have any questions or would like to be involved, email:



Get an expert card shuffler, hand them pages from an old-school diary, some books of art, recipes and poetry, and lastly a selection of articles from an intelligent magazine - apply the riffle shuffle - and you have: The Kiwi Diary.

We apply an inspiration filter to the world's information overload for you, curating a mint selection of words and pictures that plant the seeds of beautiful and useful thoughts in the garden of your mind (yes, it's a garden.)  KD is your inspiration pill in book form! 

This transportable writers' retreat contains ample writing space, while each 2-page spread is adorned with articles, recipes, poetry, good-living tips, photography, illustrations and original art from over 60 contributors, so that you can enjoy the latest fruits of kiwi creativity each year.

Huge thanks to Sarah Weidig for the beautiful and clever cover design, and to both Sarah Weidig and Lou Horner for their amazing graphic design skills - there would be no Kiwi Diary without them!

Kiwi Diary showcases our people, landscape, heritage and stories, and supports homegrown ideas, while becoming a treasured, personalised keepsake of the year.

To purchase a copy or to get involved, email:

2018 cover design by Sarah Weidig

Example 2-page weekend spread, art by Michael Kennedy

Example 2-page weekend spread, art by Michael Kennedy

Photography by  Laura Forest

Photography by Laura Forest