Mr. Bunny’s Chocolate Factory – a timely tale

Mr Bunny's chocolate factory

Mr Bunny's Chocolate Factory couldn't be a more timely tale for Easter! The publication of this picture book just happens to coincide with the announcement of the closure of the Cadbury chocolate factory in Dunedin, a decision prompted by profit motives. And factory farming is not far from the news either. This story is surprisingly […]

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Bishopdale 2017 – The Christchurch Documentary Project

The Christchurch Documentary Project has looked at Halswell and the seaside suburbs of the East. Now it is Bishopdale's turn. Photography students from the School of Fine Arts are photographing the people and the physical environment of Bishopdale from March through to August this year with the goal of building an archive of contemporary documentary […]

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The Gig Guide: April 2017

The Christchurch Banjo, Mandoline and Guitar Orchestra, 1907. h Wright.

Planning on attending a concert, show, or gig in Christchurch? Then why not take a look at what we've got of that artist's back catalogue? Comedy Cosmic Shambles, featuring Robin Ince, Dr Michelle Dickinson, James Nokise, Dr Helen Czerski, Professor Lucie Green 10 April Flick Electric Co. Comedy Gala hosted by Urzila Carlson 28 April Kids […]

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NZSO Mozart & Beethoven concert winners

Music notes

Recently we ran a competition to win a double pass to the NZSO's Mozart & Beethoven concert. All you had to do to enter was name one of our Music eResources. We had a healthy number of entries but there were only 2 winners, namely: C Dodd W Harvie Disappointed that you didn't win? You […]

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Kids’ Books newsletter

Girl reading in a chair made of books

Whether you're looking for something educational, creative or fantastical, our latest Kids' Books newsletter has titles that will excite young minds and foster a love of reading. Be first in the know: subscribe to receive the newsletter directly in your inbox. For more great reads for kids, check out our Kids' Books and Reading page – it […]

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Historical Fiction Newsletter

Pocket Watch and book

Tales from ancient times or more recent history - read about the latest historical fiction titles in our monthly newsletter.   Subscribe to our newsletters and get our latest titles and top picks straight from your inbox.

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Te Rerenga Kōrero – Eke Tangaroa!

Ākina te reo - support the language

Kia ora. To encourage the use of Te Reo Māori Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori - The Māori Language Commission publish weekly Māori phrases that can be used to support or cheer someone on. Eke Tangaroa! Win! / Made it! Full list of 50 rerenga kōrero for the year Browse our Te Reo Māori resources. […]

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Sick leave and a personality change

hot drink by a bed

Winter ailments are striking early. In library after library staff are succumbing to lurgies and being booked off work. When it happened to me, my first thought was: Goodie, now I will read all the books on my shelves that I've not had time for. I started with My Name is Lucy Barton. This was […]

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Train crash: Picturing Canterbury

Train crash. Kete Christchurch. PH14-197.

Train crash. Date unknown. Kete Christchurch is a collection of photographs and stories about Christchurch & Canterbury, past and present. Anyone can join and contribute. Visit Kete Christchurch View more Picturing Canterbury posts Do you have any further information about this photo? If so, please share it with us by leaving a comment. Kōrerorero mai […]

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