15 March 2020 – the anniversary of the Christchurch Mosque shootings

Sunday 15 March 2020 is the anniversary of the Christchurch Mosque shootings. A year ago, on Friday 15 March 2019, two consecutive terrorist shooting attacks occurred at the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre during Friday Prayers. 51 people were killed, and many others injured. There are remembrance events happening in Christchurch. There are books, podcasts, and videos in which members of the Muslim community share their stories.
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Recent necrology, February 2020

Some well-known people who have died recently Maurice Askew, 1921-2020 Christchurch artist and lecturer at the School of Fine Arts Des Britten, 1937-2020 New Zealand restauranteur and Wellington City Missioner Mary Higgins Clark, 1927-2020 American author of suspense novels Clive Cussler, 1931-2020 American adventure novelist and underwater explorer Kirk Douglas, 1916-2020 American actor, producer, director…
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School children crossing Riccarton Road: Picturing Canterbury

School children crossing Riccarton Road during busy traffic. 23 March 1966. In 1966 there were calls for the Waimairi County Council to develop a pedestrian crossing at busy points on Riccarton Road. Noeline Gladys of 12 Renfrew Street was so concerned about school children crossing Riccarton Road that she volunteered to assist them. Along with…
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