June Allen returned to teaching in New Zealand when her children were quite young. Later she drove small tour groups around the East Coast of New Zealand, and had also been active in the tourism of Norfolk Island in the South Pacific. Since writing the historic script for the Sound and Light Show of Norfolk Island, June has become immersed in theatre and playwriting. She lives in Auckland's North Shore, and is a Life Member of Playwrights Association of New Zealand.
A glow worm needs help in turning on his light. The long tailed bat goes out into the New Zealand forest to find a solution to the problem. A simple story to read to children 3 to 7 years old. 1500 words.
The Norfolk Island, South Pacific, stories of prison settlements of two hundred years ago. Many of those serving their time had been transported from England for petty offences, but their punishment was rigorous.
Life in Gisborne, New Zealand in the mid 20th century as recounted by one who grew up there. The nostalgic journey is well appreciated by her readers, and young people are fascinated by recollections of those times. There are stories of fun playing by the river, of family picnics at the beach, of escapades in mother's car after a school dance. Two decades of family life are covered, 1940 - 1960.