City Nature Challenge Christchurch (Friday 26 April to Monday 29 April) and Sustainable Living Series at Papanui Library (Saturday 27 April to Thursday 2 May)

Let's show off the unique and plentiful biodiversity of Christchurch by taking part in the global City Nature Challenge - it is on from Friday 26 April to Monday 29 April. The goal is to record every species living in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula. From birds and insects, to plants and fungi, the aim is to record all the nature you can find.
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Albert the sheep in a bath: Picturing Canterbury

Mrs Rosemary Halloumis giving her pet sheep, Albert, a bath at his home on Taylors Avenue, Fendalton. Albert is being groomed ahead of his appearance at the Christchurch Festival floral parade. 25 February 1984. Do you have any photographs of the Christchurch Festival floral parades? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive…
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Record Store Day 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, I am not getting into the Yuletide spirit eight months early. I am talking about the day when music obsessives of all stripes gladly part with a big ol’ chunk of cash – Saturday 13 April - Record Store Day. Record Store Day began in 2008…
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Happy Bard Day!: How to celebrate Shakespeare’s 455th birthday

This year will mark William Shakespeare's (assumed) 455th birthday (on 23 April), and 403rd death anniversary. Perhaps the world's greatest playwright, and the English language's finest writer, Shakespeare is the man the Oxford English dictionary credits as having invented over 1700 common words, and to whom we owe expressions such as 'fair play', 'break the…
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Adrian Hayes: One Man’s Climb – WORD Christchurch

As a lover of missions into the mountains, and as a daughter of climbers, I have spent a fair amount of time both recounting and listening to accounts from high places. They are tales replete with hilarity, high excitement, physical exertion, trial, tribulation, and sometimes, tragedy. They are ever-engaging, and can serve as vehicles for self-reflection – how…
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