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 The Hell Reading Challenge 2023

Central Hawke's Bay District Libraries are running the HELL Reading Challenge for children in Years 1-8.  

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HELL Pizza wants to reward New Zealand children who read books. So they came up with this great idea: Read for Pizza! What could be better?

Children complete the HELL Reading Challenge pizza wheel by reading seven books, and then go to any HELL store and redeem it for a free 333 HELL Pizza… It’s that simple!

How does the challenge work?

Pop into Waipawa Library or the Knowledge & Learning Hub/Te Huinga Wai, Waipukurau and collect your Hell pizza wheel and start reading! 

Children (Years 1-8) complete the pizza wheel by reading seven books. 

Pop back in to the Library at any time and tell us about your reading and get your wheel stamped and then go to any HELL store and redeem it for a free 333 HELL Pizza… It’s that simple!



Just follow the rules below and then happy reading will lead to happy pizza eating.

  • Every child/student must read 7 books to fill up their wheel to be able to receive their free 333 kids’ pizza from their local HELL store.
  • There is no limit on the number of wheels a student can fill up between March and December, provided they are stamped and signed by a Central Hawke's Bay Libraries staff member. However only ONE wheel can be redeemed at any one visit.
  • The child/student must redeem their free pizza in person and before the expiry date.
  • Each pizza wheel features detailed rules and regulations, as well as a serial number that links it to the issuing library. 
  • Wheels are non-transferable for money.
  • Last date for redeeming completed 2021 pizza wheels: 31 January 2024


Beanstack Reading Challenge

Join our online reading community where you can participate in a variety of challenges, review books, and log your reading.

There are multiple ways to participateBeanstack Logo website

  • online at
  • via the Beanstack app (available through your app or play store)
  • can’t participate online? Have a chat with one of our Library staff about your options

Have a particular challenge you’d like to see us run? We’re more than happy to take suggestions – email us at or speak to one of our staff.

Our current reading challenge:

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