Christchurch Pride

Christchurch Pride Week is nearly here. The new and updated Pride website is up and the aesthetic is as you'd expect - rainbow hued! The 2019 programme is a smorgasbord of spectacle including several events here at Tūranga, an exclusive film screening of Boy Erased, a Rainbow Market, cabaret, rugby, dance, drag, and dog walking. The…
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Knight riding on a horse through Hagley Park: Picturing Canterbury

A rider, Miss Sue Morrish, dressed as a knight riding on a horse, Nordick, through Helmores Lanes, North Hagley Park for the filming of a commercial for a Christchurch firm. 16 June 1982. Do you have any photographs of North Hagley Park? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive exhibition which allows…
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Recent necrology, January 2019

Some well-known people who have died recently Theo Adam, 1926-2019 Legendary German operatic bass Diana Athill, 1917-2019 British literary editor, novelist and memoirist John Burningham, 1936-2019 English author and illustrator of children’s books Trevor Chinn, 1937-2018 New Zealand glaciologist Windsor Davies, 1930-2019 Welsh actor who performed in many films and television shows Elizabeth Edgar, 1929-2019…
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Seaweek 2019

Have you ever wondered where all the water goes when it rains? Have you ever wondered what happens when anything other than water ends up in the river or swamp? All that water - and anything that's in the water - ends up in the sea. That shouldn't be a problem, after all, it's just…
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