Archive for September, 2010

Big Weekend for Sport

My family is going to have square eyes by the end of the weekend. On Friday the Phoenix play the Gold Coast. As it is comng from Oz it isn’t on until 11pm. It is usually replayed so check the guide. Saturday Canterbury meet Otago at Carisbrook, 5.25 pm. Lion Foundation netball is on from 12.30. There is also the replay of the AFL final. You will have to check the guide for the time.

Sunday is the big one for us. NRL grand final and the UK Super league final. At Old Trafford St Helens meet Wigan, 6 am our time.

Coverage of the NRL Grand Final starts after that with shows like the Footy Show until 4 pm when the Junior Warriors take on South Sydney in the Toyota cup final. That promises to be a great curtainraiser. Both teams play with alot of flare and are not scared to throw the ball around. Then the big one the Grand final. The safe methodical Dragon who slowly strangle the life out of their opponenents with the best defence in the NRL against the Roosters. Last years wooden spoon winners and written off by many early this season. They have a shocking defence and win games by out scoring the opposition. They have flare and speed and are a dream to watch. I’m backing the Roosters to win.

Our wonderful Star Author Brian Falkner has written a wonderful book about league. It is called Henry and the Flea. Daniel wants to play for the Warriors. The problem is he is only 12. How does he do it? It’s a great book about friendship, loyalty and sport. It is also very funny.

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Discover your family history in October

Would you like to know more about where you came from?  Come and join us at Central Library next week (4-8 October) and find out more about your family history.

Bring in Grandma or Grandad to help you find out more about your family history and have fun finding out about what it was like living in Christchurch in the olden days. You can fill in your family tree, look at old maps and photos of Christchurch, find out what happened on the day you were born in old newspapers, and even have your photo taken with your grandparents to stick in your booklet.

It’s a FREE event so come along to the Aotearoa New Zealand Centre on the 2nd floor of Central Library, Monday to Friday from 10am-12pm.

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AFL Madness

The AFL grand final between Collingwood  and St Kilda ended in 68 point draw last week.  Did they play extra time like most sports or golden time like Rugby League does?  No, there are no provisions in their rules to do this.  They will play the game again this Saturday as though last week didn’t happen!  The AFL commission have declared there would be extra time next week if needed but are not looking to make a permenant change.  This has only happaned in 3 other Grand Finals in the past.

This has effected alot of other sports.  Racing, football and cricket have all had to make rearrangements so they are not overshadowed by the Grand final.  It’s just as well the NRL Grand Final is traditionally held on a Sunday

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Last chance to WIN The Project

WIN a copy of The Project


You only have a couple of days left to enter our Star Author Competition to win a copy of Brian Falkner’s fantastic new book, The Project

All you have to do is read our ‘What’s the most boring book in the world?’ post and add a comment telling us what is the most boring book you’ve read. 

The competition closes on Friday 1 October so tell us what you think and you’ll go in the draw to win a copy of The Project.

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New stuff for kids at Christchurch City Libraries

Each month we send out a list of the new stuff that has arrived at Christchurch City Libraries. Here’s the latest CDs, DVDs and books  – just click on the title and you can find out where it is, or put a hold on it!

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Another great adventure from Rick Riordan

The Red Pyramid is a great read for 10yr olds to 14yr olds and anyone who really likes adventure and Egypt would love this book too.

Sadie and Carter Kane are the two narrators of this story and you get both their points of view (with a few interruptions from each other!).  They tell the story really well – like they were the main characters, (which they are) and they say that it all started with their dad blowing up the Rosetta Stone in the British Museum.  They are now on the run…

Read The Red Pyramid to find if that is true or not, and what happens next…


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The Floods by Colin Thompson

The Floods aren’t like other families.  For a start, they are all witches and wizards.

Mordonna and Nerlin are the mum and dad, and they have 7 children – 4 boys, 2 girls and another one they aren’t sure about – if it’s a boy or a girl.

I like these books because they are scary but not too scary, and they are funny.

These books would be good for people who like scary, funny tales with magic!

By Amy.

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