Recent necrology, March 2017

Some well-known people who have died recently Murray Ball, 1939-2017 New Zealand cartoonist known for his Footrot Flats series and Stanley the Paleolithic Hero. Read Fee's tribute to Murray Ball Chuck Berry, 1926-2017 American guitarist, singer and songwriter, one of the pioneers of rock and roll music James Cotton, 1935-2017 American blues harmonica player, singer…
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Podcast – Changing face of rural New Zealand

Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton. This episode was recorded live at Ashburton Museum and features Tanya Robinson (Ashburton Museum), Sophie-Claire Violette (Mid Canterbury Newcomers Network), Cornelius Grobler, and Leen Braam and Mubashir Mukhtar (Ashburton District…
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One thousand ropes

Saturday night just gone I managed to sneak out for a rare date night with hubby, to see One Thousand Ropes. Tusi Tamasese’s much anticipated second film was a stark contrast to our usual “date night” choices of Marvel characters and romcoms. Dark and foreboding, this tale was far closer to home - yet still…
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