Reading many lives

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads lives only one. #WorldBookDay — George RR Martin (@GeorgeRRMartin_) April 23, 2015 With regards to the quote above, if one were of a sardonic frame of mind one might point out that at the rate at which Game of Thrones author…
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Brighten up your life

Tomorrow, 21 June, is the winter solstice. The shortest day. The point at which the southern hemisphere of our little blue planet, with its jaunty, tilted axis, reaches "peak gloom". The weather will continue to grow colder from this point*, hardening into winter, but the days themselves and potential daylight hours will increase. And not…
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Queen’s Birthday 2018

Monday 4 June is a public holiday on which New Zealand celebrates the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. 21 April was her actual birthday and she turned 92 (she was born in 1926). Queen Elizabeth II has visited Christchurch numerous times during her reign, most notably for the 1974 Commonwealth Games held at her namesake sporting venue, Queen Elizabeth II Park, often…
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New view for tukutuku

If you happen to visit the Christchurch Art Gallery in the next few months you'll see a piece of Christchurch City Libraries on display. Ten of the library's tukutuku panels are on temporary loan as part of an exhibition put together by assistant curator Nathan Pohio called 'Moroki'. This word refers to something with an…
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