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Auckland University Press
Parent companyUniversity of Auckland
Country of originNew Zealand
Headquarters locationAuckland
DistributionPotton & Burton (New Zealand)
Eurospan Group (UK)
Independent Publishers Group (US)[1]
Publication typesBooks

Auckland University Press is a New Zealand publisher that produces creative and scholarly work for a general audience. Founded in 1966 and formally recognised as Auckland University Press in 1972, it is an independent publisher based within The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. The Press currently [when?] publishes around 20 new books a year in history and politics, art and architecture, literature and poetry, Māori, Pacific and Asian Studies, science, business and health. It published its 500th book in 2005 of which 22 were prize winning publications.[2][better source needed]


Auckland University Press won the Most Beautiful Books Australia & New Zealand Award (2013) and its authors have won a number of national prizes.[3][better source needed]


1966–1970: Published for the University of Auckland by the Oxford University Press

1970–1986: Auckland University Press/Oxford University Press

1986–: Auckland University Press

1995–1998: a small number of books carried the imprint Auckland University Press/Bridget Williams Books

See also


  1. ^ "Booksellers – The University of Auckland". Archived from the original on 14 January 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ Beattie, Graham. "Beattie's Book Blog – unofficial homepage of the New Zealand book community". Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Awards: Auckland University Press books and authors recognised at national book awards". Auckland University Press. Archived from the original on 29 May 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013.