About Us

Little Island Press is a New Zealand-based community publisher and social enterprise, founded in 2007 by Tony Murrow and Evotia Tamua. They collectively have over 40 years in South Pacific publishing and photography. Little Island was established to connect people and communities (cultural islands) through books, but now also produces video, builds websites and performs many other services to support the communities it connects with.

In fact, the Little Island business model is simple: we take profits from commercial and public vendor work, and use these funds to produce books and other content that supports and enriches communities. Our commercial and public vendor clients include;

  • Vodafone New Zealand
  • Fujifilm International
  • Auckland Council
  • British Council NZ
  • Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
  • NZ Ministry of Health
  • Commonwealth Foundation

We build websites, develop content, arrange events and produce books and videos for these organisations just like any other service provider. But, we use the money we earn through this effort for public good projects. In this way, organisations can be major contributors to important social impact projects.

In 2008 Robyn Bern joined Little Island Press as a director to support the company and share her marketing expertise. While Robyn left Little Island in 2015, her contribution over many years has been much appreciated.

Little Island Press work with a team of publishing industry specialists to provide our clients with the highest quality work.  We provide publishing services ranging from;

  • book consultancy
  • printing
  • design
  • layout
  • typesetting
  • photography
  • illustration
  • editing
  • writing
  • author support

Little Island have worked on book projects with the following clients;

  • Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs
  • Auckland University of Technology’s Pacific Media Centre
  • University of Auckland
  • Greenpeace
  • Government of France
  • Counties Manukau District Health Board

Our logo: a tree in a vessel

The vessel containing the tree – a symbol of knowledge and wisdom – is both an island and a boat. The island nurtures the tree while the boat transfers the knowledge and stories. The motion of the vessel – travelling always from left to right – symbolises the journey to connect people and communities (cultural islands).

The hand drawn aesthetic is deliberate and is a reflection of our love for the written word.

If you would like to talk to us, please call our Auckland office on +64 9 889 0747.