Reading in Mind for Mental Health

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 October).  The 2012/13 New Zealand Health Survey reported that one in every six New Zealanders have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder at a point in their lives. The report also highlights a link between mental illness and poor physical health: mental disorders are the third…
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The Gig Guide: October 2017

Planning on attending a concert, show, or gig in Christchurch? Then why not take a look at what we've got of that artist's back catalogue? Comedy Heath Franklin "Chopper" 13 October Kids The Ugly Duckling 2-14 October Horrible Histories "Barmy Britain" 11 & 14 October Music Justin Hayward (of Moody Blues) 13 October 8 Foot…
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Antarctic Season Opening 2017

With temperatures that can fall to -60 degrees celsius, months without sunlight, and a desert landscape nearly devoid of moisture, the continent of Antarctica is perhaps the most desolate place on earth. Yet every September, foreign scientists and military personnel descend upon the city of Christchurch in preparation for their journey to this frozen landscape…
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Christchurch Photo Hunt 2017: Plains, Port Hills & Peninsula – Finding our way

Every October Christchurch City Libraries holds a month-long heritage photo competition, the Christchurch Photo Hunt. Plains, Port Hills & Peninsula – Finding our way The theme this year is "Plains, Port Hills & Peninsula – Finding our way". So we're keen to see your photos taken up hill and down dale, in inlets, bays and harbours…
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