Primary school children celebrate International Year of Light

This year is the International Year of Light. To acknowledge this, Primary Science Week, which runs from the 4th to the 8th of May, will see primary school children join people all around the world in their celebration of light. The NZAPSE (New Zealand Association of Primary Science Educators) has some exciting experiments that children…
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Learning music

Have you ever considered learning an instrument, or learning to sing? This page lists music tuition options from community information directory CINCH and links to library resources and learn-to-play materials — so you can get started and improve your skills. Search our catalogue Resources for learning piano, violin, guitar, ukulele, flute, saxophone, drums and trumpet. Music instruction Guides to…
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Anzac Day, 1952

Anzac Day, 1952. Norman Pierson : Korean War photographs Anzac Day, Korea, 1952. Norman Pierson : Korean War Photographs Browse our Digital Collection, Wars and conflict Join the conversation…
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Remembering them

Taking a ride on the tram is becoming a bit of a school holiday habit for the Young Lad and I.  On our trip round the loop the other day, we passed the Field of Remembrance at Cranmer Square. Field of Remembrance. Flickr, 2015-03-27-IMG_6779 I have to admit that Anzac Day has never really meant much…
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A lesson for conscriptionists

We've recently digitised a very interesting publication that shows a different side to military service than the one we're used to seeing. In 1912, military training or "drills" were compulsory for boys from 14 years of age. Refusal to attend training, even on religious grounds, was considered a serious infringement that could result in confinement at a…
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