Jo explains how she's keeping brain fit at home with LinkedIn Learning.
Te Reo learning opportunities at WORD Christchurch Festival 2021
Jo is really excited to go to a Kura Reo – Māori Language Class during WORD Christchurch Festival 2021.
Repair, Remake and Reuse @ Lyttelton Library
Are you a fan of The Repair Shop? Do you love the feeling of fixing something yourself? We have a programme of events for you, and plenty books to help too.
Ashes of the past – The Great Fire of Lyttelton 24 October 1870: The Christchurch Heritage Festival
First up for The Christchurch Heritage Festival is an exhibition at Lyttelton Library entitled Sifting the Ashes: The Great Fire of Lyttelton. The fire that is the subject of this exhibition began late in the evening of 24 October 1870, when a small blaze was kindled in the storeroom of the Queen's Hotel on the…
Te reo place names formally restored to the Peninsula
Thirteen te reo place names around Horomaka/Banks Peninsula have been officially restored and given the same legal status as the European names.
“Make” your way through lockdown with eBooks for crafters
Jo has tips for crafters, with suggestions to help people “Make” their way through lockdown with craft-related eBooks.
Ako: Learning te reo Māori… on the bus
Jo tries out some phone apps to help improve her te reo Māori on her daily commute.
Following the Sumner Road: An exploration of its past and present
On 1 April 1869 a court notice appeared in the Christchurch Star, describing an unusual disturbance of the peace. Ten boys aged between seven and thirteen years old were charged with stealing a quantity of explosives fuse from a magazine on Evans Pass, presumably held there for the purpose of road construction. The boys were…
When Death Jumped Ship exhibition
Hard on the heels on World War One, the 1918 influenza pandemic was the worst health disaster of the 20th century. Worldwide, over 50 million people died and here in Aotearoa 9,000 New Zealanders lost their lives to the flu in only two months. What was it like? How did people deal with this disaster…
Te Reo Māori, niupepa, and Papers Past
The historians and whakapapa researchers among you may already be familiar with Papers Past, an impressive and still-growing online resource from the National library. This site makes digitised versions of Aotearoa newspapers, magazines and journals, letters and diaries, and parliamentary papers available online, for free. The fascinating newspaper section (believe me, it’s easy to fall…
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