Podcast – Same sex parents

Christchurch City Libraries hosts a series of regular podcasts from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton. Same-sex couples wanting children will likely face many emotional and legal hurdles as they navigate the complexities of surrogacy, egg or sperm donation, adoption, etc. Same-sex parents Chris Hunter…
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“I am equally fond of my magician’s top hat and my bowler hat. Next, I think I would quite like a steampunk version of Boba Fett’s helmet”: Interview with Gareth Ward

"I am equally fond of my magician’s top hat and my bowler hat. Next, I think I would quite like a steampunk version of Boba Fett’s helmet": Interview with Gareth Ward
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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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Stacy Gregg interview: “I write for strong, brave independent-minded readers who aspire to be heroes”

Several years ago now, I bought Mystic and the Midnight Ride by Stacy Gregg as a Christmas present for Miss Missy, my daughter. We read our way through all the Pony Club Secrets books as I (and other members of my family) bought them for her as Christmas and birthday presents. Miss Missy quickly become…
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