Best Reads 2017

What books have you loved this year? The following lists bring together the cream of the crop of 2017’s books – from the picks of our staff and customers, to the lists published by magazines, newspapers and booksellers. Have your say! Best books for kids and teens Staff Pickles select their top reads/watches/listens Staff and […]

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Hui-ā-iwi and the 20th anniversary of the Ngāi Tahu Deed of Settlement

Today at Tuahiwi Marae, Ngāi Tūāhuriri are hosting the biennial festival Hui-ā-Iwi 2017, and Ngāi Tahu are coming together to reconnect and celebrate. Live streaming of Hui-ā-Iwi will begin with the pōwhiri at 12pm today (Friday 24 November). 2017 is a significant year. Twenty years ago - on 21 November 1997 - Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu […]

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A quick guide to NZ Bookshop Day in Christchurch – Saturday 28 October 2017

This Saturday 28 October your mission is to visit your local bookshop. It is the third official NZ Bookshop Day. Booksellers New Zealand has a competition: Win $500 worth of NZ book tokens by sharing the bookshop love. Get a postcard from a participating bookshop, fill it out and hand it back, tell the bookshop just why you […]

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Win tickets to NZSO concert Rachmaninov with Joyce Yang – Tues 31 October

Rachmaninov with Joyce Yang is a New Zealand Symphony Orchestra concert at the Horncastle Arena on Tuesday 31 October. Pianist Joyce Yang will perform Sergei Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor. This concerto is notable for its difficulty and: demands an extraordinary technical virtuosity and an ability to realise the poetry at the heart […]

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