Excellent news! The NZSO Summer Pops tour arrives in Christchurch this week, not only bringing this amazing orchestra to town but also the irresistibly entertaining Modern Māori Quartet. These guys were the hot ticket at the 2015 Christchurch Arts Festival and they're back again at their crooning best at Horncastle Arena, Friday 3 March at 7pm…
Librarians who write!
I've lost count of the number of times people have said to me: "You should write a book!" Sometimes this is said after I have told a funny story, sometimes when they realise that I belong to not one but three book groups, but quite often it is said simply because I work in a…
Te Rerenga Kōrero – Rutua (te hoariri)!
Kia ora. To encourage the use of Te Reo Māori Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori - The Māori Language Commission publish weekly Māori phrases that can be used to support or cheer someone on. Rutua (te hoariri)! Tackle (the opponent)! Full list of 50 rerenga kōrero for the year Browse our Te Reo Māori resources…
The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir
It’s 1940 and the Chilbury village men, young and old alike, are called upon to fight to defend their heritage and their immediate future. The Vicar leaves a note on the church noticeboard stating that ‘As all our male voices have gone to war, the village choir is to close’. This high-handed attitude rattles on…
“Here comes your band…”
The iconic and legendary Pixies are well and truly back and we are giving away tickets for their Christchurch show on 9 March. In 2014 they returned from a 23 year hiatus amid much anticipation with their comeback album Indie Cindy, which was met with thunderous applause & critical acclaim (...from myself, at least!) and if they'd stopped there I would've felt…
Hear Orphan X author Gregg Hurwitz in Christchurch – Wednesday 1 March
By Donna R24/02/2017
Gregg Hurwitz is in Christchurch on Wednesday 1 March, thanks to Penguin Random House New Zealand and WORD Christchurch. If you are at all into thrillers, you have probably heard of this New York Times bestselling author of Orphan X and its sequel The Nowhere Man. But did you know his skills extend way beyond…
Te Matatini: Excellence in Māori Performing Arts
It's one of the biggest events on the National Māori calendar. Learn more about Te Matatini.
Gas Mask: Picturing Canterbury
One of the Pearce family wearing a WWI gas mask at the Pearce family home on Aikmans Road, Merivale, about 1919. Explore local images and Share your photos Visit the Discovery Wall and upload your images Explore Canterbury Stories View more Picturing Canterbury posts…
Do you judge a book by its cover?
Everyone knows you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, right? But we do, of course. I mean, when you're browsing the library shelves, it's the cover that attracts you to a book, isn't it? I've heard that you're supposed to read to page 90 (!) of a book before you decide if you…
WORD Christchurch – All About Women
Yesterday a car pulled up next to me while we were sitting at the lights, and the gentleman inside (I use the term loosely) rolled down his window. 'Cheer up!' he called. 'Come on! Smile for me!' If this doesn't happen to you on a regular basis then perhaps you won't understand why my immediate…
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