Recent necrology, November 2017

Some well-known people who have died recently Donald Bain, 1935-2017 One of America’s most prolific ghost writers Antonio Carluccio, 1937-2017 Italian chef, restaurateur and food expert David Cassidy, 1950-2017 American actor, singer, songwriter and guitarist, star of the Partridge Family Nancy Friday, 1933-2017 American author who wrote on female sexuality and liberation Jon Hendricks, 1921-2017…
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Inclusion matters: access and empowerment of people of all abilities – Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Sunday, 3rd December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. It is estimated that one in four Kiwis live with some form of disability, so we are all touched by the diversity that comes with disability. To help celebrate this day, thousands of bright orange wristbands with the words ‘Inclusion Matters’ on them have…
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Christchurch Photo Hunt 2017 – The winners

Plains, Port Hills & Peninsula – Finding our way was the theme for 2017. This year we had some excellent individual photographs and collections submitted telling wonderful stories of people, family and Christchurch. Thank you so much for sharing your memories and contributing to our photographic history. This year’s judges were Sarah Snelling the Digital Curation…
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Best Reads 2017

What books have you loved this year? The following lists bring together the cream of the crop of 2017’s books – from the picks of our staff and customers, to the lists published by magazines, newspapers and booksellers. Have your say! Best books for kids and teens Staff Pickles select their top reads/watches/listens Staff and…
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The Māori Church at Taumutu, With Members of the Māori and European Congregation: Picturing Canterbury

The Māori Church at Taumutu, with members of the Māori and European congregation. The Rev. Philip J. Cocks from Southbridge, the Rev. H. E. Ensor from Leeston, and the Rev. C. Griffin, the Wesleyan minister at Leeston, all hold periodical services in this church, which is largely attended by the fishermen from Taumutu Point. The…
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