Welcome Access Video!

If you are like me and only have poor person’s TV (not SKY) then you are constantly channel surfing and finding yourself stuck with cooking, renovation and dating shows. Well, surf no more - the library can now connect you to a new eResource - Access Video. It has over 10,000 world-class documentaries, award-winning educational…
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City 2 Surf

The City 2 Surf is being held on Sunday 19 March 2017. This annual run has been held since the 1970s, attracting large crowds. Pioneering ultra-distance runner Don Cameron – who ran from Sydney to Melbourne in 11 days to promote the 1974 Commonwealth Games – played a key role in establishing the event. Does the…
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Recent necrology, February 2016

Some well-known people who have died recently: Christopher Nugent Lawrence Brooke, 1927-2016 Historian who brought humane sympathy to the study of medieval life, church and marriage Martin Crowe, 1952-2016 New Zealand cricket great who scored 17 test centuries Umberto Eco, 1932-2016 Professor of semiotics and literary star who wrote clever bestsellers such as The Name…
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Armageddon is coming!

Woohoo ! I'm so looking forward to going! Despite having lived in Christchurch for six years now, somehow I've never quite made it to Armageddon Expo, the annual celebration for pop culture geeks: always something else to do, somewhere to go, or something else to pay for... But this year it falls on my birthday, so…
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