Global business insights at the library

Business Insights GlobalI have to admit when I think of  business I get all bored and my mind starts to wander – this may explain why I am poor. For those of you more interested in the subject we have something new and exciting –  Business Insights: Global contains 24/7 online access to:

  • More than 2 million investment research/brokerage reports;
  • Thousands of detailed financial reports, market research reports and industry reports;
  • SWOT reports (updated quarterly);
  • Thousands of interactive live charts for economic and business indicators;
  • Nearly 500,000 detailed company profiles and histories;
  • Links to related content and statistical data in all industry and company profiles.

New Zealand companies are also included such as  Fonterra, Telecom, Kiwibank and Mighty River Power.

Here at Christchurch City Libraries we do have many business information sources if you do not find what you are looking for with this new electronic resource. From career advice to company information and global trade we have something for everyone.

Lighting up the midwinter darkness

The Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights is a well established mid winter treat for Christchurch folk. Houses around the port get creative with strings of lights, there is a great street party and of course fireworks. The festival runs over four days from 20 to 23 June, 2013.

The programme features heaps of music, dance,  kapa haka, workshops, circus, food and wine, documentary and feature film and art exhibitions. This year, Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights joins with Lyttelton Community House and Rapaki Marae to celebrate Matariki,  the Māori New Year.

Some of the events:

  • Street party , the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch Fireworks display and circus featuring the Harris and Turner London Street Carnivale – Friday, 21 June, evening
  • Lyttel Book Fair and the Farmers Market Midwinter Xmas – Saturday 22 June 10am
  • Wood fired pizza at the Community Garden – Sunday 23 June, 2pm
  • Free outdoor screening of Peter Jackson’s The Frighteners – Sunday 23 June, 7pm, London Street. Bring your own chair.

Christchurch – this week in history (17 June – 23 June)

photo of diamond jubileeJune 17, 1843
John Deans lands sheep, cattle and horses at Lyttelton.
June 18, 1949
Announcement of decision to move Canterbury University campus to Ilam.
June 18, 1975
Record smog level – 3076 micrograms per cubic metre over 2 hour period during night. The introduction of domestic clean air zones has slightly alleviated this long standing city problem, but Christchurch’s air pollution remains New Zealand’s worst.
June 20, 1928
Canterbury Aero Club formed. The first pilot trained by the club was a woman, Aroha Clifford. She may have been New Zealand’s first woman pilot.
photo of cricket in Hagley ParkJune 21, 1851
Christchurch Cricket Club formed.
June 21, 1851
Road from Christchurch to Riccarton completed.
June 21, 1890
Artist Petrus Van der Velden arrives and settles.
June 21, 1897
Huge celebrations for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee include the official opening of Victoria Park on the Port Hills and the transformation of Market (Victoria) Square by the City Council and the newly formed Christchurch Beautifying Association. The square, once the commercial centre of Christchurch, had contained many early public buildings and services including a prison, immigration barracks, an animal pound and the first post office.
June 22, 1954
Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme murder Parker’s mother in Victoria Park. Their subsequent trial was one of the most sensational in the city’s history.
June 23, 1854
Pioneer John Deans dies at Riccarton. The preservation of Deans Bush was one of his dying wishes.