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Ms Nicola Legat, of Auckland,ONZM, for services to the publishing industry

Ms Nicola Legat, of Auckland,ONZM, for services to the publishing industry

Nicola Legat was a senior writer for national magazines ‘North & South’ and ‘Metro’, later becoming Deputy Editor and then Editor of ‘Metro’. She was the Publishing Director of Random House New Zealand, the nation’s largest domestic publisher. She is now the Publisher of Massey University Press. During her tenure, the imprint has also become the publisher for Te Papa Press and has assumed the publication of the long-running journal ‘Poetry NZ’. She is Chair of the New Zealand Book Awards Trust, which she helped establish, and a Trustee and Deputy Chair of the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival Trust. Ms Legat has been on the Publishers Association of New Zealand ouncil and Programme Manager for the New Zealand Institute of Architects’ entry to the Venice Biennale.

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