Home and living

Explore our home and living resources.

Food and drink

Resources to help cooks and food lovers - from cookbooks, and culinary eResources, to food history and food dictionaries. Booklists feature staff picks of the best New Zealand food related resources.

Festivals, holidays and special days

Find out the history of holidays and how they are celebrated in Christchurch.


Planning some renovations? Use our selected resources to help you achieve a great result. Subscribe to our Home, Garden & DIY newsletter to keep up with our newest and recommended titles.


Book cover of creating a garden for every seasonChristchurch has long been called the ‘Garden City’. Christchurch hosts a number of garden-inspired events each year such as the Festival of Flowers. Browse our gardening and garden-related information and resources.

Pet care

Find out how to care for them and your legal obligations.


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