Like a virgin

I am not at all a technophobe. I need wifi to live. I live a reasonable proportion of my life online. I feel naked without my phone being within arm's reach. And yet, until recently I had never read an ebook or listened to an downloadable audiobook. Yes, I was a library digital download virgin…
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New Zealand Fashion in Pictures: Our Image Collection

For New Zealand Fashion Week we're sharing some of our favourite images of New Zealand fashion. Over the years, Christchurch City Libraries has built up a collection of local images. Many of these are donated from private collections and capture the places and people of Christchurch, and Canterbury's history. Some of these we've grouped into themed image collections…
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New Zealand Fashion in pictures

For New Zealand Fashion Week we're sharing some of our favourite images of New Zealand fashion. And, my word, there are some great outfits captured in those photos. Here is just a selection: Fantastic frocks Stylish Couples Splendid Weddings Want to see more? Try – Our Fashion Flickr set Our Steampunk Runway Flickr set Our T-shirts Unfolding Exhibition…
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All the ways to share a bike

Christchurch and cycling have always gone well together. That winning combination of flat terrain and wide roads makes the Garden City a great place to cycle. With new cycleways rolling out around the city, it's becoming more and more bike friendly. Assuming that you have a bike, that is. Luckily there are options for people…
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Best reads for bogans

With new documentary television series Bogans now gracing our screens, are we about to see a Bogan Renaissance? Are we on the cusp of a rediscovered cultural trend? Are black skinny jeans and a Nirvana t-shirt now retro-cool? Whether you're a born-again bogan, are a "bogan in disguise", or have never been to a concert where…
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Cook Islands Language Week 2015

Cook Islands Language Week - Te 'Epetoma o Te Reo Kūki 'Āirani celebrates the languages spoken by the people of the Cook Islands; Cook Islands Māori, the Western Polynesian language Pukapuka, and the distinctive mixture of Cook Islands Māori and English spoken by the people of Palmerston Island. In 2015 Cook Islands Language Week takes…
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