A sandwich-board man advertising dancing shoes in Cathedral Square: Picturing Canterbury

A sandwich-board man advertising dancing shoes in Cathedral Square, Christchurch Christchurch City Libraries, File Reference CCL PhotoCD 6, IMG0041 From our Faces of our Forebears heritage image collection Local pictures on the blog Browse our image collection A Sandwich-board Man Advertising Dancing Shoes In Cathedral Square, Christchurch…
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It’s all over Red Rover

Daylight Saving’s number is almost up for another year. Come some unearthly hour in the middle of tonight, the clocks ‘fall back’ and we will get a little more light in the mornings as we stagger out of bed, and a little less light when we are heading home from a hard day’s toil. Summer…
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Remembering the Wahine sinking

April 10 is the anniversary of the sinking of the Wahine in Wellington Harbour with the loss of 51 lives.   Find out more: Our page on the sinking of the Wahine. The sinking of the Wahine, 10 April 1968, Wellington City Libraries The sinking of the Wahine a DigitalNZ set of images Wahine Disaster from NZ History.net…
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Recent necrology, February 2014

A list of well-known people who have died recently: Gabriel Axel, 1918-2014 Danish director whose drama Babette’s Feast prefigured the modern fetish for food on film Mavis Gallant, 1922-2014 Canadian born writer whose sharply witty short stories explored post-war rootlessness and exile Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967-2014 Academy Award winner considered by many to be the…
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DIY and number 8 wire

DIY is in our DNA, or so they say. There are more DIYers in Godzone than anywhere else in the world, according to Te Ara, and they should know, right? I’m not afraid of a bit of DIY myself. So when our tongs decided they’d turned their last sausage and my husband said we’d better buy a…
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Recent necrology, January 2014

A list of well-known people who have died recently Claudio Abbado, 1933-2014 Shy but steely conductor who crafted some of the great performances of the last century Percy Blandford, 1912-2014 Canoe designer who got Britain boating with his post-war do-it-yourself designs Colin Burrows, 1931-2014 Former University of Canterbury ecologist who spent his life studying, protecting…
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Terrified by Tiramisu?

What started as a bit of a joke, has ended in a cooking revolution in my home this last week or two. I saw a cookbook in our New Titles a while back, immediately thought of my husband, and put it on hold. The Can’t Cook Book : 100+ Recipes for the Absolutely Terrified  by…
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Selfies, Maps and a Prince Philip cult: Cool new stuff from our Selectors

Tigers forever: Saving the world’s most endangered big cat by Steve Winter This book showcases a decade of beautiful photographs and stories of tigers in the wild.  Alongside the spectacular photography by Steve Winter, and award winning National Geographic photographer are the stories of the committed people from all around the world who dedicate their…
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