Beat those Winter Blues

Are you finding the gloomy days and cold nights are getting you down? I've come up with some blue-busting winter warmers to drag you out of the doldrums: Exercise There. I said it. It's essential. Yes, I can hear you moan! Nothing warms the body up and produces happy brain chemicals like moving. It doesn't…
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The Stranglers

The Stranglers are in New Zealand touring and have a Christchurch Show Friday 15th April. The punk/new wave English band was formed in Guildford in 1974 and went on to becoming very popular with hits like Peaches, No More Heroes, Always The Sun, and my favs Golden Brown and Skin Deep. We are lucky to…
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Muscle Car Madness this weekend

It's my favourite time of year when petrolheads get together to ogle the sights of the Muscle Car Madness at Rangiora Showgrounds this Saturday and Sunday. The variety of cars, vans, utes and even motorbikes is phenomenal. So get your black t-shirt on and join us there! Search our catalogue for Australian Automobile History, American…
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Kids! Get Creating for Halloween

Here are some of our great books for you to create awesome Halloween goodies! We would love to see what you make. Show a librarian or email your photo to library@ccc.govt.nz or post to our facebook page. If you're on Twitter you can use #cclhalloween too. More spooky inspiration Other great Halloween titles for children About Halloween…
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Cute and fluffy fruit bats

I love big furry fruit bats. Their fur feels like a cashmere jersey and their wings are like suede. On a holiday in Singapore I was lucky to get very close to bats at the Night Safari which increased my love of them. My upcoming Australian holiday has bat-searching and visiting a bat-hospital top of the…
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