Love Letter to A Bookshop : New Zealand Bookshop Day – Saturday 28 October 2017

Bookshops I have loved, lost, and looted : a confession. Write a love letter to your favourite bookshop Dear Diary. I can't send this to a Bookshop; I'm cheating on all of them! I have no control over myself. Wherever I go, I have to see the local bookshop. Where did it all start? My first love was […]

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Ada Lovelace Day 2017: Celebrating New Zealand women in science!

It's that time of year again - when we celebrate women in science! Today (Tuesday 10 October 2017 ) is Ada Lovelace Day. Its aim is to celebrate women in science, technology, engineering and maths. This year I'm featuring pioneers of science in New Zealand. From the nation's very beginnings, these women classified and preserved our unique […]

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Fail Safe / Fail Better – WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View

One thing Fail Safe Fail Better did not do was fail to deliver. Six speakers gave candid, entertaining and unique accounts of both personal and professional failures in their lives. Not at all negative, the evening was filled with magic. Glenn Colquhoun invoked ghosts of poets past on the walls of the Christchurch Art Centre's Great Hall and […]

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Shifting Points of View: Fail Safe Fail Better

"Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, I have failed three times, and what happens when he says, I am a failure." S.J. Hayakwa The first session of WORD Christchurch's Shifting Points of View sessions at the Christchurch Arts Festival is Fail Safe, Fail Better with Witi Ihimaera, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Clementine […]

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