‘Samoan Queer Lives’ launched at Tūranga – Thursday 12 September 2019

There was colour, laughter, and stories galore at Tūranga on Thursday evening  for the New Zealand launch of Samoan Queer Lives.  MCed by well-known fa'afafine Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann (Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit), this was a joyful and thought-provoking evening that I was proud to be a part of. 
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Kate’s top 2019 Pride picks

Welcome to Pride 2019! Christchurch City Libraries is hosting different Pride events at Tūranga this year  – check out Zines, Book Speed Dating, and a panel discussion with QTopia, or bring the whānau along for rainbow stories. In celebration of the season, I’d like to share my top picks for rainbow books for kids and…
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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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Podcast – Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70

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. 10 December 2018 marked 70 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly. Guest for this episode - University of…
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