News and Events

News and events for past Barry Crump related articles and upcoming events you can read about!


November 11, 2017

We have a new book out.

Combining five of Barry’s best. Almost all of Barry’s books are now out of print. This new volume of collected stories remedies that by presenting five of his classic yarns in a single edition. With an introduction by Kevin Ireland, ‘Barry Crump: Collected Stories’ belongs on the bookshelf of every New Zealand home - an important, highly enjoyable and often hilarious part of our literary heritage.


This book beautifully put together by publishers, Potten & Burton, is a credit to them. We are very pleased with the outcome.


A Good Keen Man, Bullock Creek, Gold & Greenstone, Puha Road, and Wild Pork and Watercress.


Available now at all good bookstores for only $49.95.

November 11, 2017


All of Barry’s sons are getting together for a reunion in November. I’m not sure if all six will ever be in the same room at the same time but I will keep you posted on that.

May 28, 2023


‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’.


Wonderfully crafted by, Taika Waititi and Carthew Neal, the film has had amazing success in New Zealand and globally.


It’s accolades include, best film at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards, best family film at the Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards, best international film at the Galway Film Fleadh, best overall film at the Bali International Film Festival, including many more nominations and wins around the world.


The film’s success not only is a proud moment for the Crump family, but also New Zealanders and the NZ Film society for our successful kiwi movie.


With this movie and now DVD being a runaway success, I ask the question, what next? So many of Barry’s stories would translate well into a movie but which one?

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Quote of the Week


Every now and again we come across a description or a truth that tickles our fancy, as these ones have tickled mine.


I’ve picked them up or I’ve thought them up over the years and I offer them in the hope that they’ll entertain you, amuse you, or put the thought together for you, as they’ve done for me.


Some of them might even tickle your fancy.

Barry Crump

“You can do anything you like in this life as long as it doesn’t interfere with anyone else’s trip.”

Barry Crump

Greatest Quotes

“If you’ve got a boring task to do, do it the very best you possibly can and it will cease to be boring.”

Barry Crump

Greatest Quotes

“The less people have got, the more of it they’ll give.”