Open Christchurch — the festival of architecture and local exploration brought to you by Te Pūtahi Centre for Architecture and City Making — was on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May 2023. There were 52 local buildings to visit, as well as tours and special events. Tūranga was one of the sites for the public…
Behind open doors: Open Christchurch 2023
Building lovers and architecture fans! Your weekend of exploring the most interesting spaces and places, of getting behind closed doors, is back on Saturday 6 and 7 May 2023.
Eleanor Catton is coming to town: Wednesday 24 May 7pm to 8.15pm, WORD Christchurch
Great news! Eleanor Catton is coming to Christchurch for a WORD Christchurch event. It's on Wednesday 24 May from 7pm to 8.15pm at the Aurora Centre.
Ukraine – One year on from invasion
Today - 24 February 2023 - marks one year since the Russia invaded Ukraine. We recommend some reading about the invasion.
Colditz and the Cold War; Spies and Espionage: Ben Macintyre: Wednesday 1 March 6.30pm, WORD Christchurch
Colditz, the Cold War, Spies, Espionage - Get along to the first WORD Christchurch event of 2023 - Ben Macintyre at Christ's College, Wednesday 1 March 2023 6.30pm
Rickie Lee Jones made me a fan of audiobooks
Donna has has become an audiobookophile. Find out why audiobooks work so well, and get some hot listening tips.
Te Reo Māori mastheads on Aotearoa’s newspapers
Many New Zealand newspapers have a te reo Māori name as well as an English one. You might see the Māori masthead on their front pages on Waitangi Day; or during Matariki or Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. I've done a little dive to find out what those names are, and how they were created, if there is information on that.
Everything Elton: Elton John – Farewell Yellow Brick Road
Sir Elton Hercules John is coming to Christchurch! He'll be playing at the Orangetheory Stadium on Tuesday 24 January 2023. Have a look at everything Elton we have in our collection.
Best Aotearoa Book Cover of 2022 – Meat Lovers by Rebecca Hawkes, design by Duncan Munro, published by Auckland University Press
Meat Lovers by Rebecca Hawkes has the best book cover of 2022. This book of poems was published by Auckland University Press, and Rebecca worked with designer Duncan Munro to create this killer cover.
Best book covers of 2022 – My pick of New Zealand’s finest
BEAUT BOOK COVERS OF AOTEAROA! Here are Donna's favourite New Zealand book covers of 2022.
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