This month, our local history quiz focuses on Ōtautahi/ Christchurch writers and books. Because reading is FUNDAMENTAL, and WORD Christchurch is on in August.
Coming soon… and I can’t wait! The 2021 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
Ky runs through this year's award categories, and Amy does a virtual storytime with picture book Kōwhai and the Giants.
Anglo-Indian community dinner, April 2021: Picturing Canterbury
A group of 22 local Anglo-Indians meet together for dinner to connect and reconnect with others in the city. An image from the Discovery Wall.
The New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults – Picture Book Award… as ranked by a 7 year-old.
The experts will have their say and pick a winner on 11 August 2021 but for now Moata's own picture book expert makes his picks of this year's award-nominated titles.
Snow on Oxford Terrace buildings: Picturing Canterbury
Snow on Oxford Terrace buildings. Copyright Doc Ross. CCL-DocRoss-SDIM0217. An image from Canterbury Stories.
The Springboks arrived: 40 years ago this month
The Springbok Rugby team arrived 40 years ago this month amongst protests and controversy in a divided New Zealand.
J. P. Pomare Tells Lies
Who is telling the truth in a story where everyone has something to conceal? Fee reads Ngaio Marsh Award Best Novel long lister, Tell me lies.
5 Articles on the Olympic Games
The Olympic Games have a chequered history full of boycotts, drugs, and scandals, Learn about this famous sporting event and its history.
Unidentified Huntsbury building: Picturing Canterbury
An unidentified building in Huntsbury c. 2011. An image from Canterbury Stories.
Which Boxer Dog won?: 50 Years ago this month
Check out images of the first Open Boxer Dog Show in the South Island 50 years ago in Christchurch along with other dog breeds and dog shows!
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