International Mother Language Day

Kia Ora! Talofa! Aloha! Ave! Bonjour! Cześć! Fakaalofa atu!  Guten tag! Halo! Hola! Namaste! Nǐ hǎo! Salâm! Shalom!  你好   สวัสดี  سلام  നമസ്തേ 안녕하십니까  नमस्ते  今日は Γειά! These are just some of the ways that the many people of world say “hello” in their own language – or their 'mother tongue’.  Many languages are under threat…
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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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Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Treaty of Waitangi The BWB Treaty of Waitangi Collection is a rich online resource for Waitangi Day. This digital collection gives users access to a range of landmark resources on the history of the Treaty and its ongoing relevance today. This collection is your first stop for any research on the Treaty of Waitangi.The Treaty…
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Waitangi Day in Christchurch and Canterbury – Wednesday 6 February 2019

Kia ora koutou. Find out about 2019 Waitangi Day celebrations and events in Ōtautahi. Libraries are closed for the public holiday on Wednesday 6 February, but our website and eResources are available. WAITANGI DAY - WEDNESDAY 6 FEBRUARY Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival Ōnuku Marae, 389 Ōnuku Road, Akaroa. Wednesday 6 February, 7.45am to 3pm Each…
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Ōtautahi Advent Calendar 2018

24 Christmas images from the Discovery Wall. Meri Kirihimete ki a koutou. Monday 24 December Sunday 23 December Saturday 22 December Friday 21 December Thursday 20 December Wednesday 19 December Tuesday 18 December Monday 17 December Sunday 16 December Saturday 15 December Friday 14 December Thursday 13 December Wednesday 12 December Tuesday 11 December Monday…
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