Christchurch Pride

Christchurch Pride Week is nearly here. The new and updated Pride website is up and the aesthetic is as you'd expect - rainbow hued! The 2019 programme is a smorgasbord of spectacle including several events here at Tūranga, an exclusive film screening of Boy Erased, a Rainbow Market, cabaret, rugby, dance, drag, and dog walking. The…
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Seaweek 2019

Have you ever wondered where all the water goes when it rains? Have you ever wondered what happens when anything other than water ends up in the river or swamp? All that water - and anything that's in the water - ends up in the sea. That shouldn't be a problem, after all, it's just…
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Chinese Celebrations in Lunar New Year华人农历新年的庆祝活

Lunar New Year is celebrated in some Asian countries such as China, Korea and Vietnam. Although there are similarities, the festival celebrations, practices and traditions can vary from country to country.  For the Chinese, this festival is also known as the Spring Festival or Chinese New Year. It is the biggest traditional festival in China…
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A fond farewell

Due to changing circumstances this will be my last blog for Christchurch City Libraries. I've had a whole lot of fun writing about all sorts of interesting things. In total I've written 56 blogs for the library (including this one) and three for our professional development Bibliofile site. I'm going to look back briefly at…
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Bored of games? Never!

Trying a new board game can be intimidating, especially faced with a hefty rulebook (and sometimes hefty price) and hundreds of differently coloured pieces. Or maybe you love board games but struggle to find others to play them with you. If either applies to you, why not come along to Tūranga's new weekly board games…
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Cycling cinematically

It's nearly that time again. Time to get on yer bike for the Aotearoa Bike Challenge. During February workplaces, organisations and teams of all sizes will be competing to see who can get the most cycling in, and rack up the mileage (or kilometrage?). There are also some great prizes up for grabs. For stalwart…
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Chung Wah II, the Biggest Chinese Restaurant in New Zealand in 1984 – photographic exhibition 中华大酒楼历史图片

Upper Riccarton Library will host 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. Chung Wah Restaurant was the biggest Chinese restaurant in New Zealand…
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