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

 


First Community Read for Christchurch


First Community Read for Christchurch


Join others and bury your nose in a book this month with the first Community Read hosted by Christchurch City Council libraries.

Community Read encourages people to read a common book then come together to discuss it. This year’s novel of choice is The 10pm Question by award-winning Kiwi author Kate De Goldi.

Centred on themes of anxiety, emotional wellness and family, The 10pm Question won the young adult section in the 2009 New Zealand Post Book Awards.

The Community Read will culminate on Friday 22 August with two free events at South Library, 66 Colombo Street.

Book Chat, Tea and Tales
Friday 22 August, 11am – 12pm

Author Kate De Goldi will read from and give insight into her award-winning novel.

What is your 10PM question?

Friday 22 August, 7.30pm – 9pm

Mayor Lianne Dalziel will open this evening event before the Christchurch Court Jesters entertain the crowd with a theatrical improvisation of the audience questions on the book. Kate De Goldi will then wrap-up the night by discussing her novel before taking further questions.

If you are interested in attending either of the events please RSVP to Jocelyn Ritchie by 9am Friday 22 August.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Earth Day: Global March To Defend Science In NZ Saturday

The March for Science movement emerged in the immediate wake of President Trump’s inauguration as he moved quickly to curtail the power of the Environmental Protection Agency and limit the ability of government agencies to communicate scientific evidence.

Since then it has broadened to “champion robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity”. More>>

'Opening The Election' Video: Nicky Hager And Mike Joy On Science, Spin, And Society

In two videos relevant to the March for Science from Scoop's 'Opening The Election' forum, Massey University's Dr Mike Joy spoke about promoting science in the face of government spin and journalist Nicky Hager offered a checklist of issues to promote for an open civil society. More>>

 

Health Workers Respond: People's Mental Health Report Released

The People's Mental Health Review reinforces a recent YesWeCare.nz survey of 6,000 health workers, which found nine in 10 believe they don't have the staff or resources to deliver the care Kiwis need when they need it. More>>

ALSO:

More Mental Health:


Energy: Greens Launch Plan For Cheaper And Cleaner Electricity

$112 million for winter warm-up payments to help low-income households cover their power bills • setting a goal for 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 (in average hydrological conditions) • an investigation into the electricity wholesale market. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Aged-Care Settlement

Until yesterday, a National government has always been the sworn enemy of women seeking justice in the workplace, in the face of gender-based pay discrimination. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news