The story of Edmund Hillary’s ascent of Everest is familiar to all New Zealanders. Now a new book focuses on the previously untold story of the trailblazing first New Zealand Himalayan Expedition in 1951.
Posted: Thursday September 29, 2016
Posted: Monday September 26, 2016
In 2016 the Friends of the Hocken Collections celebrate their 25th anniversary of establishment.
Posted: Sunday September 11, 2016
Sir George Grey and the moa by Bruce Spittle, 2015. Education and fluoridation in New Zealand: an historical study by John Colquhoun, 2016.
Posted: Wednesday September 7, 2016
Next time you pay for parking, your ticket might come with a poem.
Posted: Thursday August 25, 2016
The poems in Michael Harlow’s new collection, Nothing for it but to Sing, are small detonations that release deeply complex stories of psychological separations and attractions, of memory and desire.
Posted: Thursday August 11, 2016
Blue Oyster is pleased to announce a call for solo, duo, group and curated exhibition proposals for the first half of 2017. A proposal call for the remaining 6 months of the coming year will be announced early 2017.
Posted: Monday August 1, 2016
Call for Participation for the forthcoming 5th International Summit of the Book 2016, Limerick City, Ireland
Please note the information below and consider whether you may wish to respond to the call and/or to make suggestions for possible suitable speakers for this prestigious conference coming to Limerick, Ireland in November 2016.
Posted: Friday July 22, 2016
New Zealand’s first writing residency, the Robert Burns Fellowship, was established in 1958 in Dunedin marking the bicentenary of the birth of Robbie Burns. Now, 58 years later and to mark their seventy years of bookselling, Dunedin’s University Book Shop has created another New Zealand first with a bookshop-based annual...
Posted: Thursday July 21, 2016
Two books by local author Beatrice Hale, both available as e-books on Smashwords and on Amazon.com, which also provides a print book. Beatrice usually writes on gerontology and caregiving, but has changed direction in retirement to look at her ancestors and write their stories, two of which are fictionalized here.
Posted: Tuesday July 19, 2016
de Beer gallery, Special Collections, University of Otago, 10 June to 26 August 2016
Posted: Monday July 11, 2016
The Hone Tuwhare Charitable Trust has just been awarded $100,000 by the Lottery World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage Committee to restore and repair the South Otago crib of ‘people’s poet’ Hone Tuwhare (1922 ‐ 2008).
Posted: Friday June 17, 2016
The University of Otago Centre for the Book announces its 2016 Annual Symposium University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand 27–28 October 2016
Posted: Tuesday June 14, 2016
“Nothing will sustain you more potently than the power to recognise… the true poetry of life.” Sir William Osler (1849-1919), in an address to medical students.
Posted: Wednesday June 8, 2016
The Dunedin City Council has appointed Nicky Page as Director City of Literature. Ms Page is currently an Academic Manager in the Division of Health Sciences at the University of Otago, managing academic administration, strategic projects and academic communications.
Posted: Tuesday April 19, 2016
Thorpe Talbot (1850-1923) was one of Dunedin’s earliest known writers and journalists and be came a celebrity. She became famous for “Philiberta” that won the Melbourne Leader newspaper’s novel competition in 1881 and was later published by Ward, Lock (London) for international sale.
Posted: Monday December 7, 2015