Christchurch Photo Hunt 2014

Making Connections: Experience our past – present – future Cantabrians are being asked to dust off their family albums, dig out any boxes of old snaps, and do their bit to preserve the region’s heritage. Christchurch City Libraries’ annual Photo Hunt – is an opportunity to discover photo treasures that will reconnect Cantabrians to cherish…
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Happy Father’s Day

Kia ora and Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads. Search our catalogue for stuff about fatherhood, fathers, and daddydom, and here are some Dads from our photo collection (including mine): Tuckered Out at Governor’s Bay. Justine McKelvey’s brother and father relaxing after a Sunday Day picnic at Allandale, Governor’s Bay. March 1963. Kete Christchurch…
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Māori cloaks

Paula Rigby is a weaver and fibre artist. In this brief piece she describes three of the garments on display at libraries during Matariki 2011. Listen to the full audio of the interview [4:23min 4.1MB] The text below is a transcript of Paula's description of the cloaks. Cloaks a commentary on the role of women…
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CHAMPIONS! New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2014

Parents, caregivers, aunties, uncles, nanas, grandads, kids ... we are all looking for great books to read, and have read to us. And the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults brings together a bunch of brilliant books. The full list of winners of the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards for…
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Happy birthday Caxton Press

The Caxton Press was launched on 10 June 1935 by John Drew and poet/typographer Denis Glover to publish New Zealand literature. Leo Bensemann had a long and fruitful association as a designer and illustrator with Caxton. Most of the decade’s best writers were first published by the company. Caxton Press tells the story on its…
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