Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Books Alive at the Big Day in at the Library

Media Release

Books Alive at the Big Day in at the Library

Whangarei Library is staging A Big Day In this Saturday (1 December) to celebrate everything that’s great about our libraries.

"We will be bringing books alive with craft demonstrations: sewing with Natalia Partridge and creative knitting with Suzn," said Childrens Services Librarian Sue Scott.

"Try flax weaving in the Maori Room or have your portrait done by local artist Deborah Gillespie. Listen to guest speakers on travelling the World and on poetry with Vaughan Gunson reading from his latest book ‘This Hill, All it’s About is Lifting to a Higher Level’."

Mrs Scott said Careers New Zealand and Migrant Services will be there along with community groups The Whangarei Community Men’s Shed and Toastmasters who will be giving first hand information about what they do.

Members of the New Zealand Genealogical Society will be offering a wonderful opportunity to learn about researching family history.

Anyone bewildered by e-readers, iPads and Kobos can seek expert help and learn how to use Press Display and access more information on the Internet
"For children we will be honouring New Zealand author Margaret Mahy with a special Preschool Funtime of song and dance, storytelling in the grotto under the stairs, crafts and face painting. Budding young artists can enter A Lion in the Meadow competition. Teens can challenge their friends with old fashioned board games," Mrs Scott said.

All this – plus live music performed by Massala playing an entree of Middle Eastern and Scandinavian music, harpist Helen Ton, Celtic music from Whangarei Folk Club and Tauraroa Area School duet, Amy Burns and Enya Finlayson.

There is something for everyone, so come along to explore and discover there is so much more in your library and be in to win a Kobo eReader.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Digital Evolution: Scoop Independent News Launches "Operation Chrysalis"

From today Scoop is beginning a process of public consultation with the political, business and civil society groups it has served for the past 15 and a half years.

"It is hoped that in time - with new leadership and increased community engagement - the chrysalis will incubate a new kind of Scoop, one which can sustainably continue Scoop's Mission 'to be an agent of positive change'", says Scoop Founder, Editor and Publisher Alastair Thompson.

"As big publishing shrivels, public participation in contributing and spreading news has grown. Scoop has evolved with this wave by providing an independent platform, committed to upholding democracy, providing a voice to all, and providing the public easy access to information about decisions which affect them." More>>

 

Parliament Adjourns:

Greens: CAA Airport Door Report Conflicts With Brownlee’s Claims

The heavily redacted report into the incident shows conflicting versions of events as told by Gerry Brownlee and the Christchurch airport security staff. The report disputes Brownlee’s claim that he was allowed through, and states that he instead pushed his way through. More>>

ALSO:

TAIC: Final Report On Grounding Of MV Rena

Factors that directly contributed to the grounding included the crew:
- not following standard good practice for planning and executing the voyage
- not following standard good practice for navigation watchkeeping
- not following standard good practice when taking over control of the ship. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On The Pakistan Schoolchildren Killings

The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto something that’s become a pop cultural meme. Fans of the Homeland TV series will be well aware of the collusion between sections of the Pakistan military/security establishment on one hand and sections of the Taliban of the other… More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire:
The Politician’s Song

am a perfect picture of the modern politic-i-an:
I don’t precisely have a plan so much as an ambition;
‘Say what will sound most pleasant to the public’ is my main dictum:
And when in doubt attack someone who already is a victim More>>

ALSO:

Flight: Review Into Phillip Smith’s Escape Submitted To Government

The review follows an earlier operational review by the Department of Corrections and interim measures put in place by the Department shortly after prisoner Smith’s escape, and will inform the Government Inquiry currently underway. More>>

ALSO:

Intelligence: Inspector-General Accepts Apology For Leak Of Report

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has accepted an unreserved apology from Hon Phil Goff MP for disclosing some of the contents of her recent Report into the Release of Information by the NZSIS in July and August 2011 to media prior to its publication. The Inspector-General will not take the matter any further. More>>

ALSO:

Drink: Alcohol Advertising Report Released

The report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship has been released today, with Ministers noting that further work will be required on the feasibility and impact of the proposals. More>>

ALSO:

Other Report:

Leaked Cabinet Papers: Treasury Calls For Health Cuts

Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news