Five years: 22 February 2016 in pictures

Arohanui, Christchurch. Here are some photos of our city this morning as we remember the earthquake, five years ago today. Our love goes out to those who lost those dear to them, and to those still suffering. Our thanks to those who are here to help us regroup and rebuild.

Rose, ChristChurch Cathedral
Rose, ChristChurch Cathedral. 22 February 2016. Flickr 2016-02-22-IMG_2731
Lichfield Street
Lichfield Street. Flickr: 2016-02-22-IMG_2670
Passing Time by Anton Parsons, CPIT, Madras Street
Passing Time by Anton Parsons, CPIT, Madras Street. Flickr: 2016-02-22-IMG_2796

Looking back

Te Kupu o Te Wiki – Hū (shoes)

Kia ora. To encourage the use of Te Reo Māori we are publishing weekly kupu (words) and phrases that can be used with children.

Kupu (word)


Wetekina ō hū.
Take off your shoes.

Whāngahia te Reo

What is life if not the shadow of a fleeting dream?

Umberto Eco, 1932- 2016

Inventing the EnemyConfessions of A Young NovelistTurning Back the ClockNumero ZeroConfessions of A Young NovelistFoucault's PendulumThe Prague CemeteryThe Name of the RoseThe Book of Legendary LandsThe Mysterious Flame of Queen LoanaOn LiteratureBaudolinoArt and Beauty in the Middle AgesKant and the PlatypusThe Island of the Day BeforeHow to Travel With A Salmon & Other EssaysFive Moral PiecesThis Is Not the End of the BookOn UglinessOn Beauty

“Thus I rediscovered what writers have always known (and have told us again and again): books always speak of other books, and every story tells a story that has already been told.”

― Umberto Eco, Postscript to the Name of the Rose