Sandi Hall is a manuhiri writer mostly published in other countries, and is proud that four of her books, including her light-hearted Paekakariki lesbian novels, are offered by the NZ Library Service. The first of her seven novels was published by Britain’s The Women’s Press and translated into German and Danish, with a later slip edition in the Canada & USA. As Chair of the Auckland Branch NZSA, in 2014 she persuaded the Branch to offer a cash incentive for a Queer Writing Competition for Auckland Pride, negotiating with express to publish the winners. Sandi also writes plays, four of which have been staged. To celebrate the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage, she has, with whanau approval and assistance, written a play about the nineteenth century Māori feminist Meri Te Tai Mangakahia.