On a Saturday Night

On a Saturday Night    Book launch this Friday!

Text by Michele Frey and Sara Newman
Photographs  by John O’Malley and our own CPIT Senior Lecturer in Photography,
John Maillard

Book coverOn a Saturday Night is a warm and colourful celebration of the strength and spirit of small towns all around New Zealand.  From Whakapara in the north to Mossburn in the south, community halls have been the focal point of small towns for as long as the towns have been on the map.

The stunning photography by John O’Malley (North Island) and John Maillard (South Island) capture the essence of what each hall has meant to its community.  The stories and pictures have recorded an aspect of New Zealand’s unique culture that seems to be passing into history.

Check here for more information and to see if your home town hall has been photographed for this book.

Book launch at CPIT library 

5pm this Friday, 30th November, CPIT library, Rakaia Centre

You are warmly invited to come and hear guest speaker and book photographer, John Maillard, and celebrate the launch of On a Saturday Night. Wine and nibbles will be offered and books will be available for purchase.


John Maillard and Michele Frey have collaborated on other publications. These are available in the CPIT Library:
Native by Design: Landscape design with New Zealand plants (2011)

Living with Natives: New Zealanders talk about their love of native plants (2008).


How do I use Press Display to read a Press article from a few days ago?

You can read thousands of newspapers from all over the world by simply clicking this link to Press Display or you can learn step-by-step, how to access this resource by following the guidelines below.

Newspapers are generally available from the current day and back to three months ago.

If you missed an article in The Press here are the steps to access Press Display from our Library homepage.

1. Start at  http://library.cpit.ac.nz/

2.  Select Subject guides and databases in the bottom right corner.


3. Under General select All databases


4. Select P and then click on Press displayUse your CPIT username and password to access.


5. In the left column browse Titles by Country and click on  New Zealand

6. Click on Press Display


Note : Use your CPIT username and password to log in if a login box pops up e.g. when you are not on a CPIT computer.

7. In the left column browse Titles by country and click on New Zealand


8. Click on the image of The Press. e.g.


9. The latest Press issue and its current sections will appear. Click The Press image to view the main paper.


10. To go to an older issue, hover over Calendar in the top left and select the date you want.


When the required issue of The Press opens you can

  • browse using the arrows at the bottom of each page
  • hover over any headline to listen to, email or print an article

Extra tip:

If you are searching for a specific section select Table of Contentsin the top bar and click on the required area

e.g. B4 – Family notices


Click here for a printable copy of How do I find a Press article ? – PDF

For more tips on using our huge range of  Library Resources be sure to visit our FAQs in this blog and our How do I in the Subject Guide.