Get in the driver’s seat with Youthtown – Sign up for Learners Licence workshops starting 12 February

Christchurch City Libraries is hosting Youthtown’s six week after-school Learners Licence Workshops from 12 February. It costs $130 for six sessions. The workshop for teens aged 16 to 18 involve four group theory sessions going through the road code and practice tests, with snacks provided. On session 5, your tutors will take you to book in your…
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Waitangi Day in Christchurch and Canterbury – Tuesday 6 February 2018

Find out about Waitangi Day celebrations and events for 2018: Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival Te Rau Aroha Marae, Bluff Every year Ngāi Tahu commemorates Waitangi Day at one of three locations where the iwi signed the Treaty — Awarua, Ōtākou and Ōnuku. In 2018, the Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival is hosted by Te Rūnaka o Awarua…
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Word up – 2018 in books

I've set myself a project this year - document my life in books. What I get out of the library, the books that actually got read, second hand or new books bought, etcetera. In true blog style, I'll add new stuff at the top, and there's a matching booklist. So here goes: January Hmm, I…
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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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