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

 


Central Library Manchester opens in Christchurch

Friday 17 January 2014

Central Library Manchester opens

Inner city library services in Christchurch received a boost when Central Library Manchester opens on Monday 20 January.

The new temporary library at 36 Manchester Street (on the corner of Allen Street) replaces Central Library Tuam which closed in November to make way for the Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.

Libraries and Information Manager Carolyn Robertson says of all the city libraries Central Library Tuam was the third busiest in terms of visitor numbers and it was important to maintain library services south of Cathedral Square to cater for inner city workers, residents and visitors.

“It means people can pop out in their lunch hour to pick up a book or CD, or tag a trip to the library onto the end of a shopping trip or classes at nearby CPIT.

“The opening of Central Library Manchester allows us to consolidate Local and Family History material in one location which makes it easier for genealogists and others carrying out historical research. In the past researchers sometimes had to visit both Peterborough and Tuam Street libraries to find the information they needed.”

Manchester Central Library will also display topographical maps from the Aotearoa New Zealand collection that have been in storage since the earthquakes and were previously popular with hunters and trampers.

The two temporary central libraries in Manchester and Peterborough Streets will continue to serve the inner city until the New Central Library opens in Cathedral Square in 2017.

Over the next few months residents and library users will get the chance to have a say about the sorts of services they would like the New Central Library to offer, Ms Robertson says.

“We want to create a truly inspirational place that Christchurch people feel is “theirs” and to do this we need their input. We’ll have displays in suburban libraries and there will be opportunities for feedback on the Christchurch City Libraries website too.”

Services are also being extended in the city’s eastern suburbs with Linwood Library at Eastgate set to open on Sundays from2 February.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The Northland By-Election

Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.

On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>

 
 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Climate: Ministers Exclude Emissions From ‘Environment Reporting'

The National Party Government has today revealed that the national environmental report topics for this year will, incredibly, exclude New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

No Retrial: Freedom At Last For Teina Pora

The Māori Party is relieved that the Privy Council has cleared the final legal hurdle for Teina Pora who was wrongfully convicted of murder and sent to prison for 22 years. More>>

ALSO:

Germanwings Crash: Privacy Act Supports Aviation Safeguards In New Zealand

Reports that German privacy laws may have contributed to the Germanwings air crash have prompted New Zealand’s Privacy Commissioner to reassure the public that the Privacy Act is no impediment to medical practitioners notifying appropriate authorities to a pilot’s health concerns. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty: Taranaki Iwi Ngāruahine Settles Treaty Claims For $67.5mln

The settlement includes a $13.5 million payment the government made in June 2013, as well as land in the Taranaki region. The settlement also includes four culturally significant sites, the Waipakari Reserve, Te Kohinga Reserve, Te Ngutu o te Manu and Te Poho o Taranaki. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On A Funeral In Asia, The Northland By-Election, And News Priorities

Supposedly, New Zealand’s destiny lies in Asia, and that was one of Foreign Minister Murray McCully’s rationales for his bungled reforms at MFAT. OK. So, if that’s the case why didn’t Prime Minister John Key attend the state funeral on Sunday of Singapore’s founding leader Lee Kuan Yew? More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire: Not Flag-Waving; Flag-Drowning

The panel choosing the flag options has no visual artists at all. Now, I’ve kerned the odd ligature in my time and I know my recto from my French curve so I thought I’d offer a few suggestions before they get past their depth. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA Reports: Significant Problems In Police Custody

In releasing two reports today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has highlighted a number of significant problems with the way in which Police deal with people who are detained in Police cells. More>>

ALSO:

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security: Inquiry Into GCSB Pacific Allegations

The complaints follow recent public allegations about GCSB activities. The complaints, and these public allegations, raise wider questions regarding the collection, retention and sharing of communications data. More>>

ALSO:

TPPA Investment Leak: "NZ Surrender To US" On Corporates Suing Governments

Professor Jane Kelsey: ‘As anticipated, the deal gives foreign investors from the TPPA countries special rights, and the power to sue the government in private offshore tribunals for massive damages if new laws, or even court decisions, significantly affected their bottom line’. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: The Myth Of Steven Joyce

Gordon Campbell: The myth of competence that’s been woven around Steven Joyce – the Key government’s “Minister of Everything” and “Mr Fixit” – has been disseminated from high-rises to hamlets, across the country... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news