New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2017 – winners announced

The winners of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults were announced last night. Drum roll please ... Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Snark illustrated and written by David Elliot (after Lewis Carroll), published by Otago University Press (winner of the Russell Clark Award for Illustration) Picture Book Award That's Not […]

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Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day – Christchurch competitions and events

Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day is on Friday 25 August. You can see all national and international events and competitions on the Poetry Day website. Here's what's happening in Ōtautahi. See all the information in the full listing of local events. Christchurch City Libraries is running two events: Performance Poetry with Greg O'Connell Friday 25 August 10am […]

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Stuff we love – Staff Pickles pick their favourite books, movies, and music

Every month, the Staff Pickles librarians choose some of their favourite things. Here are their August selections: Stuff we love - August 2017 - Christchurch City Libraries List created by StaffPickles Our team share the stuff they are loving this month. A Staff Pickles list. Moata's pick: Ever watched a movie with a historical setting […]

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Quick Questions with Andrew Lumsden (Te Radar) – WORD Christchurch

We are asking quick questions of writers and thinkers coming to Shifting Points of View, WORD Christchurch's suite of events at September's Christchurch Arts Festival. Today, it's comedian and tv personality Andrew Lumsden aka Te Radar. He's joining John Safran to talk about Depends what you mean by extremist on Sunday 10 September 1pm at The […]

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