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 […]Read More from Papanui PlayStation Playoff!
From Saturday 12 August to Saturday 2 September at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, Tibetan monks will be constructing a sacred cosmogram grain by grain with crushed marble coloured sand, representing a world in perfect harmony. There will be events including public talks and activities for children. Balance and Harmony: The Creation of a Sand Mandala will open […]Read More from Balance and Harmony: The Creation of a Sand Mandala at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre – 12 August to 2 September
I was so glad I got the chance to read Finding Gobi as I have been following Dion and Gobi’s story via the news and social media for some time. Written in the third person, the story almost has a fiction feel, even though you know it is true. It is a light and easy read, suitable […]Read More from Finding Gobi
Kia ora. To encourage the use of Te Reo Māori Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori - The Māori Language Commission publish weekly Māori phrases that can be used to support or cheer someone on. Kaua e mate wheke mate ururoa! Don't die like an octopus, die like a hammerhead shark! Full list of 50 rerenga […]Read More from Te Rerenga Kōrero – Kaua e mate wheke mate ururoa!
Well…. Christchurch, we are in for a treat! Making the journey all the way from Ireland is Anne Enright, winner of the 2007 Man Booker Prize, Britain’s most prestigious literary award. Dublin born writer Anne will be gracing us with her presence at the WORD Christchurch Autumn Season. Anne Enright: Wednesday 17 May 6pm More […]Read More from Beyond the Green Road – an evening with Anne Enright
Here is a list of Hillmorton High: Hunters & Gatherers’ Book Reviews, as assembled by Kate into a booklist. January Gabrielle Lord This book is about a 15 year old boy called Callum that has to stay alive for 365 days. Someone is trying to kill him, and this same guy may have killed his […]Read More from Hillmorton High: Hunters & Gatherers’ Book Reviews
I wanted Mrs Ho out of my life. I wanted her to leave Trinity College. But God and your angels, shut your eyes on my vengeful plans, I never wanted Mrs Ho to be dead. If you love smart and funny girls who tell it like it is, there’s a new girl for you to […]Read More from A Month with April-May by Edyth Bulbring
Cori L. Sanders did a splendid job coordinating a team of volunteers at the recent WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival. Here she interviews WORD's literary director Rachael King. Congratulations on the amazing success of the recent WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival. Putting together a literary festival seems a massive undertaking. How long did […]Read More from After WORD – an interview with Rachael King, literary director of WORD Christchurch
Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from New Zealand's only specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton. The latest episode deals with overcoming addiction and covers topics such as: What is addiction? Why can't people stop? - chemicals in the brain Impact on family […]Read More from Podcast – Overcoming addiction
Kia ora. To encourage the use of Te Reo Māori Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori - The Māori Language Commission publish weekly Māori phrases that can be used to support or cheer someone on. Ka mau te wehi! That's outstanding! Hear Te Rerenga Kōrero o te Wiki - Phrase of the week. Full list of 50 […]Read More from Te Rerenga Kōrero – Ka mau te wehi!