Podcast – Organ harvesting

Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from New Zealand's only specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton. This episode discusses: Stats on organ transplants in China; why are we talking about organ harvesting now when it has been going on for decades? Differences…
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Mortal Engines rule!

If you haven't read Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve, you'd better get on to it. Or you won't be able to compare it with the movie - our very own Peter Jackson began shooting on this film in March 2017! Written for young adults, Carnegie Medal winning Mortal Engines is a fast-paced tale of good…
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Knit ME! Knit ME!

One of the best things about being a librarian has got to be unpacking the boxes of new books. It's like a little bit of Christmas every week! Knitted Animal Cozies As soon as I pulled Knitted Animal Cozies out of the box, I just knew this was my latest favourite craft book. The animals are…
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Recent necrology, November 2016

Some well-known people who have died recently Mose Allison, 1927-2016 American jazz and blues pianist, singer, and songwriter Fidel Castro, 1926-2016 Cuban revolutionary turned dictator Leonard Cohen, 1934-2016 Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Ray Columbus, 1942-2016 New Zealand singer and songwriter, entertainer and music manager, television host Marti Friedlander, 1928-2016 Leading New Zealand photographer…
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