Mark reports on the Behrouz Boochani WORD Christchurch event on Friday 29 November. His book recounting his experience on Manus Island - No Friend but the Mountains - was typed out on a mobile phone in Farsi, before being translated to English, and eventually published.
History writer Simon Winchester, historian Vincent O'Malley and academic Jessica MacLean discuss the importance of knowing our history.
Women give former MP hope - Marilyn Waring at WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View 2019.
Report on DeRay Mckesson's talk on #BlackLivesMatter at WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View, Monday 26 August 2019.
Paul looks at the career and writing of Marilyn Waring ahead of the WORD Christchurch session Marilyn Waring: The Political Years Saturday 31 August 3pm at The Piano.
Experts in climate change activism and politics discuss New Zealand's Zero Carbon bill. With suggested library resources and reading on climate change.
University of Canterbury students dressed as the Easter Bunny to protest cuts in education, 1982. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Mushroom cloud formation over the Port Hills. In the foreground is the Government Life building. 26 January 1985. Appearing on the same day as when acting Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer confirmed that New Zealand would not abandon its anti-nuclear stand, the Christchurch Weather Office reassured residents that the cloud was just a Cumulonimbus cloud formation. Do…