Margaret Wilson and the Struggle for New Zealand Sovereignty

WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View events at the Christchurch Arts Festival was awesome enough to have Margaret Wilson speak out of her accumulated legal and political wisdom on Sunday 30 August. Bronwyn Hayward, author and political scientist at the University of Canterbury, ably chaired the session. It's not often that, in your own town…
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Abuzz about bees

September is Bee Aware Month, an initiative from the National Beekeepers' Association that aims to educate us on the importance of bees to our livelihood, environment and economy. Two thirds of the food that we eat is pollinated by bees so without them we will be in trouble. As September is the beginning of Spring…
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수선화가 피기시작한 2015년 겨울…

작가와의 만남은 그 책을 이해하는데 많은 도움을 주는것 같습니다. 지난 일요일  Christchurch Arts Festival의 일부인 Word Christchurch 에서 “평양의 영어 선생님(Without you there is no us)” 의 작가 수키 킴의 강연을 들었습니다.  작가와의 만남 자체도 신기했지만, 많은 수의 참석자들 때문에 놀라기도 했습니다. 북한에 대한 관심 때문인지, 내가 미쳐 알지 못한 작가의 명성 때문인지는 정확히 알 …
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Growing – Tupu

Spring has sprung. In September, we celebrate women's suffrage and heroines like Kate Sheppard and the other suffragists that feature on the Kate Sheppard Memorial. Friday 19 September 2014. Flickr 2014-09-19-IMG_2212 4 September 2010 Four years ago, Canterbury woke up when a 7.1 earthquake shook the region. Our page on the Christchurch and Canterbury earthquakes…
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Like a virgin

I am not at all a technophobe. I need wifi to live. I live a reasonable proportion of my life online. I feel naked without my phone being within arm's reach. And yet, until recently I had never read an ebook or listened to an downloadable audiobook. Yes, I was a library digital download virgin…
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Collecting as an Art Form

I'll admit it ... I collect: cane trays (the sort made in occupational therapy classes), stones (but they have to be white and smooth), fabric of every colour and texture, aprons, cow designed themed china, retro plates, lace, children's books, and Hanmer-Ware Pottery. I have had to make a room in my house for my…
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