Riding the surf at New Brighton : Picturing Canterbury

Riding the surf at New Brighton beach [1939]. Christchurch City Libraries, CCL Photo Collection 22, Img00788 See more Picturing Canterbury posts Browse our image collection Visit Kete Christchurch And visit First to Surf celebration at New Brighton this weekend, to…

New Brighton motor races: Picturing Canterbury

Photos of Christchurch at play in our collection Photos of moustaches for Movember. Local pictures on the blog Browse our image collection Christchurch Photo Hunt Do you have your own cool images to share? Enter the Christchurch Photo Hunt. You…

Naming of New Brighton

Richard Greenaway is an expert on the local history of Christchurch. He has an eye for a good story and the skill and patience to check and cross-check all kinds of references. He has compiled a wonderful array of New…

Powerful Performance @ New Brighton Library

Kapahaka group performances are a wonderful way to achieve so many things. Watching Central New Brighton School’s  kapahaka performance yesterday at New Brighton Library, I was  reminded of how important it is for children to perform in a supportive environment. The kaiako –…

A night of magic at New Brighton Library

One way to get around the lack of venues in Christchurch is to invite musicians to a library, clear out all the furniture and books and fill it with sound and crowds. The New Brighton Library was transformed last Sunday and…