Budgeting tips

Top 10 budgeting tips Some great resources to help you save money and manage your budget. 1. Join the library A library card gives you access to free resources. Libraries also offer free computer and internet access, free or low-cost learning programmes and events in our libraries. 2. Set yourself a budget Explore the Sorted…
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A Midwinter Christchurch’s Dream of Shakespeare 基督城冬季的莎士比亚之

With 23 April 2014 marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare‘s birth, the Court Theatre is celebrating the Bard by bringing the midsummer heat into our Christchurch winter! It is currently staging one of Shakespeare’s most imaginative and magical plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and, fittingly, it is presenting it in a unique conception. Talented Chinese actors from Peking…
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Queen’s Birthday 2014

Monday 2 June is a public holiday on which New Zealand celebrates the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. 21 April was her actual birthday and she turned 88 (she was born in 1926). See also: Our page on the Queen's Birthday holiday [kids]. Search for Queen Elizabeth II in our collection. The Queen's page on…
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Māori eBooks in Wheelers

There is an interesting range of Māori information available in Wheelers eBooks. Here are some you might like to explore: Matters of the Heart: A History of Interracial Marriage in New Zealand by Angella Wanhalla published in 2013. This book is well researched and interesting to read but the thing I love most are the…
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Weaving art and lives together

Paula Rigby is a skilled weaver, with years of experience creating beautiful items from natural fibres of harakeke or flax, feathers, and more contemporary fibres. Matariki is a time when weaving was taught and practised, and garments were made using the fibres prepared in the previous year. In this interview she shares her knowledge of…
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The caged bird sings no more

I awoke this morning to the news that Maya Angelou had died. Immediately, I felt a slight twinge of shame – her books, especially her poignantly titled autobiography I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, have been on my to-read mental shelves forever and a day. Yet the first thoughts about her that I could…
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Trading Cards Holiday Programme

Trading cards is a Holiday programme where students design and create their own set of trading cards similar to the "weetbix" cards. Students use our webcams to create interesting avatars for themselves (as you can see in the examples above). They also use an internet site to produce a cartoon character. These images are then…
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