Almost 700 million people are now over the age of 60. By 2050, 2 billion people, over 20 percent of the world’s population, will be 60 or older. According to Statistics New Zealand, here in Aotearoa by 2051, there will be over 1.14 million people aged 65 years and over. They are expected to make […]
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Maybe you lived in Lyttelton and caught the train to go to high school. Or worked on the wharves but lived in town and caught the train to and from work. And what about the ferry service to Wellington – you might have taken the train to catch a sailing. Lyttelton Museum and Christchurch City […]
Nau mai e ngā hua o te wao o te ngakina o te wai tai o te wai Māori Nā Tāne Nā Rongo Nā Tangaroa Nā Maru Ko Ranginui e tū iho nei Ko Papatūānuku e takoto nei Tūturu whakamaua kia tina Tina, haumi ē, hui ē, tāiki ē! Welcome the gifts of food, from the […]
As part of WORD Christchurch's Shifting Points of View sessions of the Christchurch Arts Festival, Dr David Galler talked to poet and fellow medicine-man Glenn Colquhoun about Things that matter. Dr David Galler is a specialist intensive care doctor at Middlemore Hospital and he spoke to a fully engaged audience on Saturday evening about the things […]
If you’re aged between 13 and 18 years, tell us what you’d like to see happening in your new Central Library and go into the draw for a $100 Westfield voucher. We are exploring the kinds of classes and programmes you'd like to take part in at your new Central Library: Life skills — things […]
Find out about new fantasy and science fiction titles, with some topical picks by our selectors in our Fantasy and Science Fiction newsletter. The latest newsletter includes: Subscribe to receive this newsletter directly in your inbox every month, or read it online. Check out the Nebula award winners. We list past winners for these and other […]
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Our latest Thrillers and Suspense newsletter includes the following titles: Subscribe to our newsletters and get our latest titles and best picks straight in your inbox. For more great crime and thriller reads, check out our lists of winners of the Crime Writers’ Association Awards, of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel, and of the Ngaio […]
Papanui Library is now hosting a monthly PlayStation 4 competition. What?!?!? Sign me up, you say? Well, let me give you the lowdown: The resident Gamemasters (Michael and Damien) select a game of the month and devise a wicked competition for all budding gamers to test their abilities. The challenge runs for a month and a […]