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March 2014
High tech company wins top award in the Middle East — New Zealand digital education company, Kiwa Digital, has been recognised for its innovative use of technology at the huge Gulf Educational Supplier & Solutions (GESS) Exhibition in Dubai. At a Gala Dinner last night Kiwa Digital was named the winner in the “Best Free ICT/App Product” category for its highly successful multi-lingual digital version of Milly, Molly and the Bike Ride . . . read more

November 2013
CLICK HERE to read an article on Author Gill Pittar, featured in ‘The Weekender’, Gisborne.

August 2012
John Pittar was invited by the Commissioning Editors of the Commonwealth Secretariat to contribute an article for the Commonwealth Education Partnerships 2012/13(CEP)  book, which "...addresses the theme of "Bridging Gaps" as we approach 2015."
Published by Nexus, the CEP book  was launched at the 18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM) held at Mauritius in August 2012. To read John Pittar's article from the "Inclusive Education and Human Rights" section of the CEP book, Click Here.

April, 2012 - Brasilia
Author Gill Pittar was invited to speak at the inaugural Biennial Literary Convention in Brasilia to celebrate the city's 50th Birthday. Gill was among 30 influential writers from around the world and she represented children's literature.
Click Here to read her speech.


March 2012
Posted on Facebook: 30th March 2012
AUTHOR'S PICK!! For the month of April - Milly, Molly are encouraging creative writing in children WORLDWIDE...so get your little ones busy! Send any short story/poem etc to us and Gill Pittar (Author of the Milly, Molly series) will pick the winner. This body of writing will be 'published' on the Milly, Molly website and the winner will receive a signed copy of any Milly, Molly book of their choice.
Entrants: Please fax to 64 6 868 7767 or email/scan to Author@millymolly.com. Include your name, age and country. The competition finishes on the 30th April and the winner will be announced on Mon 14th May 2012. All the best!

December 2011
It is with pleasure to inform you that the book Milly, Molly Jikkampjaw (Milly, Molly Go Camping) was awarded First Prize, in its category, for books published in 2010.
The ceremony was held recently at the Office of the Prime Minister. The photo shows the Minister for Education giving me the award. This award is given by The National Council for Books. This is the second time I was awarded such a prestigious award. The other was for the book: Milly, Molly u l-Bandli (Milly, Molly and the Jungle Gym). The photo was taken by the official photographer of The Department of Information (DOI).
- Frans A Attard, Uptrend Publishing, Malta


March 2011
Milly, Molly Author, Gill Pittar was nominated for an ‘Every Child Counts’ award, acknowledging the wonderful work she does to improve the status and wellbeing of children . . . More (PDF 320KB)

August 2009
Breakfast and books a winning combination: Our pals at Hubbards have given us 10 awesome prize packs to give away – each containing a 300g box of Honey Bumbles breakfast cereal and four Milly, Molly books by Gisborne author Gill Pittar.. More (PDF 415 KB)

July 2009
Her – Who's Who 2009 – Gill Pittar: Gill Pittar looks set to be the creator of the next hit children's brand, just like Bob the Builder or Thomas the Tank Engine... More (PDF 1.01MB)

June 2009
North & South – Soul Food. Two girls and a granny: Delve into a packet of Hubbards breakfast cereal in the next few weeks and you might be surprised ... More (PDF 222KB)

May 2009
March 2009: Readers Digest – Making A Difference: 
We are the World. How one Kiwi grandmother is spreading a message of hope and tolerance to children around the world... More (PDF 190KB)


March 2009

Gill Pittar interviewed on the Good Morning show




November 2008
www.scoop.co.nz – Kiwi grandmother creates children’s media hit: Gill Pittar looks set to be the creator of the next hit children’s brand, just like Bob The Builder or Thomas the Tank Engine. The well-spoken grandmother from Gisborne has already seen her series of Milly, Molly books sell over 3.5 million copies in 109 countries.

December 2007
Gisborne Herald: Gill Pittar was treated like literary royalty during her recent trip to Italy after being nominated for an Italian literary award for her book, Milly, Molly & Alf.


November 2007 
Gisborne book shortlisted for Italian literary award: An orphaned refugee who triumphs over adversity is the focus of a Gisborne children’s book shortlisted for Italy’s Grinzane Junior Award. Milly, Molly and Alf written by Gisborne author Gill Pittar is one of four finalists in the €5000 award to be announced next week in Turin, Italy.

December 2006
Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers: 
Dr. Henry Kabula, Advisor & Head, Education Section, Social Transformation Programmes Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat, has invited John and Gill to attend The 16th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in Cape Town on 10-14 December. This is the biggest international gathering of Education players (Government, Inter-Government, Private and Civil Society) in a very long time.
John and Gill will be joined by John Clough - National Director, The Friends of Milly, Molly (NZ) Inc., Anne Robertson - PR & Marketing and Julian Russ - Milly, Molly UK and International Sales


July 2006
Investigating Exporter Personality: 
A study investigating barriers to exporting has found it's the personality and the mindset of the business leader that are the key factors in venturing overseas. 


June 20, 2006 
Chamber Launches Export Initiative: 
When you identify a smart business opportunity, research it, test the market and do not compromise the opportunity by taking shortcuts.


May 12, 2006 
Milly and Molly for TV Fame: 
Author fulfilling dream of promoting values-based education for children. 

January, 2006 
Anti Defamation League: 
Milly, Molly North America Ltd. is pleased to announce that three Milly, Molly books have been placed in their bibliography of recommended books by the US-based Anti Defamation League. 


Milly and Molly on Television: The last pieces of the production/development jigsaw fell into place just before Christmas, when Milly, Molly Group Holdings finalised agreements with the international consortium, which will put the television series together. 


November, 2005 
The Education Ministry of China has recommended the multi lingual Milly, Molly Books as "perfect books for all Kindergartens and pre-schools in the People's Republic of China." Phillip Yang, Editor of Beijing Normal University Press responsible for Milly, Molly in China, expressed his delight in the announcement, and expects the Ministry's support to have far reaching effects for Milly, Molly in China.

October, 2005
At the recent Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2005, agreements were reached with publishers of Milly, Molly in the Italian, Spanish, French, Turkish, Arabic and German languages.


August, 2005
Milly, Molly launched in China: Two unpretentious little girls are walking hand-in-hand into the hearts of millions of Chinese children. The girls – one fair, one dark – are the title characters.


February, 2005
Book Review by Craig Reem, OC Family Magazine, February, 2005. 

October 1st, 2004 
Milly Molly will be featured on television throughout the United States. Holiday Showcase is broadcast on over 300 stations across the US, and reaches over 34 million homes. The show will air the afternoon of November 19th and in the evening of November 26th.

October 1st, 2004 
Milly, Molly has signed a Joint Venture agreement with 
Popular e-Learning Holdings Limited, to produce fully animated, multi-lingual..


October 1st, 2004 
The Friends of Milly, Molly Inc. form a strategic alliance with World Vision in New Zealand. The National Director for the Friends of Milly, Molly.

September, 2004 
Milly Molly Books Offer Children Insights On Diversity: Chicago Union Teacher, September 2004. 


June 1st, 2004 
Gill Pittar has now written seventy-eight Milly, Molly books. In what can only be described as a publishing phenomenon, the books.

May 14, 2004 
Adapting school books into Arabic offers kids both a message and 'edutainment'. Project uses 'fun stories that also teach values'.