Balance and Harmony: The Creation of a Sand Mandala at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre – 12 August to 2 September

From Saturday 12 August to Saturday 2 September at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, Tibetan monks will be constructing a sacred cosmogram grain by grain with crushed marble coloured sand, representing a world in perfect harmony. There will be events including public talks and activities for children. Balance and Harmony: The Creation of a Sand Mandala will open…
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Halswell Heroes

I started to research the Halswell Heroes late last year, as Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre was gearing up to open. The project involves staff from nearby libraries; Upper Riccarton and Spreydon as well as the staff from the old Halswell library. We all chose a soldier from the Halswell War Memorial, and have been researching…
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Council opens new centre in Halswell

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre includes a library with varied spaces, about 5,000 square metres of  outdoor area with a swimming pool, several large meeting rooms, inclusive community spaces and a Customer Service desk. The name Halswell Centre came from a community naming competition. Council staff also worked alongside Mahaanui Kurataiao to consult with Ngāi Te…
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