Collective Holiday Memories

Write Across Media developed and then delivered the Collective Holiday Memories project for Tahuna Beach Holiday Park. It was launched in 2016 to celebrate the fact that New Zealanders have been making Collective Holiday Memories at Tahuna Beach since 1926. Tahuna Beach Holiday Park ran a national competition inviting holidaymakers to share their Tahuna Beach holiday memories, including both short stories and photos.

More than 100 entries were received. Evelyn Dalzell wrote the winning entry, titled ‘The Annual Holiday Argument’, while nine-year-old Lilly Walkenhorst won the People’s Choice Award for her story, ‘Our Family Tradition’. You can read these winning entries, more about both the Osbornes and Jocelyn’s holiday memories and almost 20 other stories – as well as view the award winning photos – at