The winner of the Nutcracker diorama – A family challenge competition

We are happy to announce the winner of the family pass to the Royal New Zealand Ballet production of the Nutcracker at the Isaac Theatre Royal! A huge congratulations to Alexander and Greta. The details on your entry were so well thought out and precisely executed. The moveable curtains on a mini-track and the LED…
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Beca Heritage Week 2018

Beca Heritage Week ran from 12 to 22 October 2018. The theme is "Strength from Struggle – Remembering our courageous communities." Christchurch Photo Hunt During the month of October Christchurch City Libraries ran its annual heritage image photo competition. Entries were  added to our digital collection. Library events  When Death Jumped Ship - Remembering the 1918…
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Off with her head!

I recently read an article about Marie Antoinette's jewels been auctioned, which got me thinking about how far back our newspaper archives go and I thought try Proquest Historical Newspapers which has The Guardian (1821-2003), The Observer (1791-2003); Irish Times (1859-2010); Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958). So I simply put in "Marie Antoinette" in the search…
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Diwali in Christchurch 2018

Diwali Indian Festival of Lights in Cathedral Square - Saturday 3 November and Sunday 4 November, 2pm to 9pm Stage performances start at 5pm Celebrate the Indian festival of Diwali with fabulous food and fun, in the heart of Christchurch. There will be Indian arts and crafts stalls and colourful classical and modern stage performances…
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Sydenham Borough formed, 1877

We take it for granted now, but it's really not that long that Christchurch has had a city council that covered the whole city - only since 1989. Before that was not only the Christchurch City Council (established in 1862) but also the Waimairi, Paparua, Halswell, and Heathcote County Councils, the Riccarton Borough Council,  and the…
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