Poetry in Bloom

If you’re a budding young poet, you might be in with a chance to see a piece of your work gracing a wall at Canterbury Museum. To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Canterbury earthquakes, Poetica is inviting children from Year 4 to Year 8 to enter a poem in the Bloom poetry competition. Bloom is…
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NZ Chinese Language Week – The Wu Xing (five-element theory) of Chinese characters

Kia ora koutou, da jia hao 大家好 ! This week (7 to 13 September 2015) is New Zealand Chinese Language Week. To celebrate this occasion, I would like to share some information about the Wu Xing (five-element theory) of Chinese characters. The Wu Xing refers to the five natural elements - Wood (木 mù), Fire…
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A spot of science, a splash of arts, and a tonne of fun – Introducing Fun Palaces 2015

We are super excited to report that Fun Palaces are in Christchurch this year! Free, pop-up 'Fun Palaces' will be hosting exciting arts, science and culture activities for people of all ages and abilities. In the weekend of Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October (2nd weekend of the school holidays), we will be the first…
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Happy Roald Dahl Day

A big cheer for Mr Roald Dahl, born 13 September 1916. Yup, he would have been 99 this year. His work has given so much pleasure around the world that there's an actual Roald Dahl Day - and it's the day of his birthday, of course. I've read Roald Dahl as a kid - Charlie…
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Get your CV fighting fit

A CV (or resumé) is a living document. The way you described your skills and employment history five years ago is by no means the way you should do it now, and it's generally accepted that it's best to adjust your CV to suit whatever job you're applying for. Which is all well and good but how do…
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