Happy birthday Caxton Press

The Caxton Press was launched on 10 June 1935 by John Drew and poet/typographer Denis Glover to publish New Zealand literature. Leo Bensemann had a long and fruitful association as a designer and illustrator with Caxton. Most of the decade’s best writers were first published by the company. Caxton Press tells the story on its…
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A chat with carver George Edwards

Tohuka Whakairo (master carver) George Edwards (Ngāi Tahu) of Wairewa has created artworks for many organisations - various marae, the Christchurch City Council, Manaaki Whenua (Landcare Research) as well as whare and ceremonial gates. In this interview he tells of learning to work with wood, the challenges of transporting logs and carving totem poles as…
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A sandwich-board man advertising dancing shoes in Cathedral Square: Picturing Canterbury

A sandwich-board man advertising dancing shoes in Cathedral Square, Christchurch Christchurch City Libraries, File Reference CCL PhotoCD 6, IMG0041 From our Faces of our Forebears heritage image collection Local pictures on the blog Browse our image collection A Sandwich-board Man Advertising Dancing Shoes In Cathedral Square, Christchurch…
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Help design your dream library

The Christchurch City Council is urging residents to make the most of a once in a lifetime chance to help design their NewCentral Library.Mayor Lianne Dalziel says today’s launch of the Your Library, Your Voice campaign gives the people of Christchurch a unique opportunity to get involved in the New Central Library planned for Cathedral…
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Christchurch Photo Hunt 2013

The Christchurch Photo Hunt 2013 was themed Reconnect Christchurch. We received a range of fascinating images and they can all be viewed on the Christchurch Photo Hunt 2013 page. View the winning entries on Kete Christchurch. Thank you to all those who entered for sharing your photographs and memories. Overall winner: Father Christmas at 4…
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