Queen’s Birthday 2016

Cover of The Royal Visit, Christchurch 1963Monday 6 June is a public holiday on which New Zealand celebrates the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. 21 April was her actual birthday and she turned 90 (she was born in 1926).

Queen Elizabeth II has visited Christchurch numerous times during her reign, including visits in 1954, 1963, and for the 1974 Commonwealth Games held at her namesake sporting venue, Queen Elizabeth II Park, often referred to as QEII.

Queen Elizabeth II in Christchurch
Mr H. S. Feast, Town Clerk, being presented to the Queen in Cathedral Square, 1954. Entry in the 2014 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt. Kete Christchurch. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

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All our libraries are closed on Monday 6 June 2016.

Te Kupu o Te Wiki – Pānui (read)

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)


He pai ki a koe te pānui pukapuka?
Do you like to read books?

Whāngahia te Reo