KUWNZ Meets – Rhys Darby – Win a signed copy of Buttons McGinty

Comedian, actor and now children’s author – Rhys Darby is in town promoting his first children’s book The Top Secret Undercover Notes of Buttons McGinty, Book 1.

The book is the journal of 12-year-old Buttons McGinty who has scribbled down his top-secret adventures into this notebook. Buttons has been shipped off to Ranktwerp Island Education Fortress for Gifted Lame Unruly Minors AKA R.I.E.F.G.L.U.M. – a remote island boarding school somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. His parents are missing, presumed missing, and there are buddies, baddies and a burly bigfoot. This quirky book is filled with Rhysisms and fans will recognise and connect with his unique humour throughout.

Although it’s aimed at 8 – 12-year-olds, there’s plenty of mystery and adventure to enjoy for older readers too. Darby also did all the illustrations in the book which are highly informative and funny with maps, plans, portraits and cartoons to keep you entertained. This first book in a planned series is published by Scholastic and is available now in all good bookshops for $17.99.


Check out the first in our new series of #KUWNZMeets for your chance to win a signed copy of Top Secret Undercover Notes of Buttons McGinty, Book 1. (T&Cs apply – see below)

Terms & Conditions:

  • The prize is one signed copy of Top Secret Undercover Notes of Buttons McGinty, Book 1.
  • One winner will be drawn
  • Entry is via the Keeping Up With NZ Facebook and Instagram profiles
  • Entrants must like/follow Keeping Up With NZ on the channel that they enter the competition on
  • Entrants must be from NZ only – will only post to NZ