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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.
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- Your home
- Building & DIY — what to know when taking on a building project
- Insulating your home — a guide to library resources and links to relevant websites
- Earth day, Earth hour and sustainable living
- Internet Gateway: Home & Living
Christchurch 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.
- Garden events in Christchurch
- Festival of Flowers
- Hagley Park and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Find out how to care for them and your legal obligations.