The Kiwi Diary 2018 - Submissions open!

Submissions are now open for The Kiwi Diary 2018 - due June 30th 2017.  Find out more here!



Get an expert card shuffler, hand them pages from an old-school diary, some stunning 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, carefully-curating a mint selection of words and pictures that allow only beautiful and useful thoughts to grow in the garden of your mind (yes, it's a garden.)  KD is your inspiration pill in book form! 

This transportable writers' retreat offers 260 pages of ample writing space to jot down your thoughts, daily highlights'n'gratitudes, appointments and a few haiku.

Laden with articles, recipes, poetry, good-living tips, photography, illustrations and original art from over 60 contributors, you can enjoy the latest fruits of kiwi creativity each year.

Huge thanks to Lou Horner for another beautifully designed cover in 2016, with photography by Stephen Wells.

Kiwi Diary showcases our people, landscape, heritage and stories, supports homegrown ideas and debate, and encourages good living, while becoming your treasured, personalised keepsake of every year.

To purchase a copy or to get involved, email:

Cover design by Lou Horner, cover photo by Stephen Wells

Photography by Laura Forest

Photography by Laura Forest