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Parihaka Parihaka

There was a peaceful resistance to a militia invasion of Taranaki settlement Parihaka 5 November 1881. Discover the Christchurch connection.
There was a peaceful resistance to a militia invasion of Taranaki settlement Parihaka 5 November 1881. Discover the Christchurch connection.

70 new eMagazines 70 new eMagazines

We have added 70 new eMagazines to our Zinio for Libraries collection, including British Vogue, North & South, and New Zealand Listener.
We have added 70 new eMagazines to our Zinio for Libraries collection, including British Vogue, North & South, and New Zealand Listener.

Crafts Crafts

Our libraries have a range of resources to improve your craft skills and give you creative ideas.
Our libraries have a range of resources to improve your craft skills and give you creative ideas.

CWA Dagger Awards CWA Dagger Awards

Like British crime fiction? Then you'll want to check out the winners of this year's Crime Writers Association Dagger Awards.
Like British crime fiction? Then you'll want to check out the winners of this year's Crime Writers Association Dagger Awards.

Tuvalu Language Week Tuvalu Language Week

Tuvalu Language Week runs from 1-7 October. Find resources on Tuvalu's language and culture.
Tuvalu Language Week runs from 1-7 October. Find resources on Tuvalu's language and culture.

SCIRT World Buskers Festival SCIRT World Buskers Festival

The SCIRT World Buskers Festival is a Christchurch tradition. It is the largest outdoor festival in New Zealand.
The SCIRT World Buskers Festival is a Christchurch tradition. It is the largest outdoor festival in New Zealand.

Youthtown Learners Licence Workshops Youthtown Learners Licence Workshops

Sign up for Term 3 Learners Licence Workshops - $130 for six workshops with Youthtown & on session 6 they will take you to sit your test.
Sign up for Term 3 Learners Licence Workshops - $130 for six workshops with Youthtown & on session 6 they will take you to sit your test.

Science fiction and fantasy eBooks Science fiction and fantasy eBooks

Browse our collection of science fiction and fantasy eBooks.
Browse our collection of science fiction and fantasy eBooks.

Inside the Four Avenues Inside the Four Avenues

Remember our documentary photo collaboration with @UCNZ School of Fine Arts? This year, we’re going Inside the Four Avenues.
Remember our documentary photo collaboration with @UCNZ School of Fine Arts? This year, we’re going Inside the Four Avenues.

Te Whata Raki Te Whata Raki

Come and discover our online world Te Whata Raki. It is now in Google Play store as an app, as well as for iPad 2+.
Come and discover our online world Te Whata Raki. It is now in Google Play store as an app, as well as for iPad 2+.

The Royal Society Science Book Prize The Royal Society Science Book Prize

Looking for a great science read? Check out the short-listed titles for this major international prize for popular science writing.
Looking for a great science read? Check out the short-listed titles for this major international prize for popular science writing.

Pop music Pop music

Explore our pop music collection.
Explore our pop music collection.

NCEA and exam resources NCEA and exam resources

Take the stress out of study with our exam preparation resources and NCEA subject guides.
Take the stress out of study with our exam preparation resources and NCEA subject guides.

Writing competitions for teens Writing competitions for teens

Check out our list of national and international writing competitions for teens.
Check out our list of national and international writing competitions for teens.

Edge of the East Edge of the East

The Edge of the East Exhibition is on now at New Brighton Library. Janneth, Tegan, & Rachel photographed Christchurch seaside communities.
The Edge of the East Exhibition is on now at New Brighton Library. Janneth, Tegan, & Rachel photographed Christchurch seaside communities.

Lyttelton Library and Customer Services Lyttelton Library and Customer Services

Kia ora - you are welcome to visit Lyttelton Library and Customer Services. It has reopened at 18 Canterbury Street.
Kia ora - you are welcome to visit Lyttelton Library and Customer Services. It has reopened at 18 Canterbury Street.
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