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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TEDxChristchurch 2016

Open your ears and prepare to receive ideas, Ōtautahi, because another TEDx event is coming your way later this month. TEDx is the locally organised, independent version of those TED talks you find on YouTube. If you’ve ever been blown away by one of those then TEDxChristchurch might be the event for you, and better yet, we’ve got…
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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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The Halswell Project

Willing volunteers needed to be photographed for an exhibition and inclusion in our digital heritage collection. This year, Christchurch City Libraries have teamed up with the University of Canterbury, School of Fine Arts to create a photographic documentary record of the wider Halswell area. This work will be exhibited as a digital exhibition at the…
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