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Monday, September 22, 2014

Image of the Week: 22nd Sept. to 28th Sept. 2014

Does anyone know anything about this image?!?


We suspect this to be in either Germany or Switzerland and is possibly a parade honouring Giant Purple Pretzels… or dirndl-wearing Smurfs… or the photographer had access to an alternate universe…

Any info about this image would be much appreciated. :-)

Photo credit: MB273, Noel Habgood Photographs, 146474, Plate 118 – Parade, photographer Noel Habgood, date unknown, Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday free stuff - 19th September

Online Interactive te reo picture books developed by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and available via their website

Fun for the whole family, these books can be enjoyed with children or as a fun way for students to increase their understanding of grammar and vocabulary in te reo Māori through the medium of digital storytelling.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Librarian picks for September: a selection of Sign Language resources.

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) is unique to New Zealand and is one of our official languages. It is used by more than 24,000 New Zealanders each day. This month we have a selection of Sign Language resources if you would like to learn more about NZSL.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Please don't leave your personal belongings unattended in the Library

in particular laptops, cellphones, wallets and backpacks. Unattended belongings attract thieves, and while many believe the risk to be small, it is real and such a loss can be devastating. Even for short trips to the copier, printer, or toilets, take them with you or have a friend sitting next to you watch them while you're gone. The library is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings.