Podcast – Reflections: Christchurch mosque attacks one year on

Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from New Zealand specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton. 15 March 2020 marks one year since the attacks at Christchurch's Al Noor and Linwood Mosques. Speak Up-Kōrerotia issued an open call for contributions, inviting anyone…
View More about Podcast – Reflections: Christchurch mosque attacks one year on

Celebrating World Poetry Day with Poems from Diverse Cultures

"Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures." This extract explains UNESCO's decision recognising the most treasured form of linguistic expression. In 1999 UNESCO proclaimed 21 March as World Poetry Day. Since then, countries have been celebrating World Poetry Day annually with various activities and progammes.
View More about Celebrating World Poetry Day with Poems from Diverse Cultures

World bed pushing record attempt: Picturing Canterbury

North Christchurch Jaycees Jim Wallace, Trevor Bayliss and Colin McNicholl pushing a bed to raise funds for the Bishopdale playground. 24 March 1972. Junior Chamber International (Jaycees) is a non-profit organisation for community members under the age of 40. In 1972 Trevor Bayliss was the president of the North Canterbury Jaycees, while Colin McNicholl was…
View More about World bed pushing record attempt: Picturing Canterbury
11 - 20 of 27