Legacy of Chinese food in Christchurch – The Chan Family

Upper Riccarton Library is hosting an exhibition of photos of Chung Wah Restaurant from Saturday 26 January to Friday 8 February. Celebrate the history of an iconic Christchurch restaurant through this special photographic exhibition, and share your fond memories in a sign in book.  The Chan Family Mr Toi Yee Chan came to New Zealand from China…
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Simpson & Williams, 238 High Street, Christchurch: Picturing Canterbury

This store advertised itself as "The busy booksellers, stationers and printers ". Envelopes, writing paper, pen and ink were provided free. Stamps could be purchased here, as could postcards of local and New Zealand views, magazines, etc. The business had its origins in a printing and stationery firm, founded in 1862 by J.T. Hughes which…
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What would you like to learn and do in Tūranga (New Central Library)? Have your say!

Kia ora. We need your input to help plan exciting programmes at Tūranga. Tell us the programmes you would be most interested in attending and what times would suit you best. This survey will take about 5 minutes to complete. Have your say This consultation runs from Friday 6 April to Sunday 6 May 2018…
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World Standards Day 14 October

Every year since 1970 World Standards Day has been celebrated to raise awareness among regulators, industry and consumers on the importance of standardisation to the global economy. The day is an opportunity to pay tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who develop the standards. This year the theme for World…
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Podcast – Ethical supply chains

Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton. Ethical supply chains is an important issue in today's consumption-driven world (and related to the last episode Human Trafficking). To debate the issue, Sally is joined in the studio…
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Photo Hunt October: Interior of Terminus Convenience Store, Opawa, 1980s

Entry in the 2012 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt. PH12, img104, Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 New Zealand License. Interior of Terminus Convenience Store, 134 Opawa Road, sometime between April 1986 and April 1989. Italian owner behind counter. Christchurch City Libraries has been running an annual Photo Hunt in conjunction with the city’s Heritage Week…
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