Oi You!

Keep your eyes peeled around town from the end of this week as Rise 13 will be happening in Christchurch, this year! There will be an exhibition at the Canterbury Museum around the Oi You! Collection which features 22 works by street art-legend, Banksy, and a further 80+ pieces by the world’s leading street artists, from the 20th December 2013 – 23rd March 2014. Ten big walls around the Christchurch CBD will also be painted by amazing New Zealand and International artists. Vans the Omega has already completed his first piece here at CPIT, check it out!

For further information take a look at our comprehensive collection of books on Street Art and Artists several worth  mentioning are: Wall and pieceStreet art : the graffiti revolution and Sticker city : paper graffiti art.   Worth a look too is Exit through the gift shop an offbeat movie which attempts to give an inside story of Street Art. It’s an entertaining account of what happens when fame, money and street art collide. The story follows an eccentric shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world’s most infamous street artists on camera, only to have a British artist Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner with an unpredictable outcome.

“Moon Rover” – Now on show in the Library

moon rover

Built by our talented engineering students, Harry Loughnan, Kurt Tayong, George Prattley, Steven Pritchard and Sam Bhargav  “Moon Rover” is currently on display in the library. Driven by George and Harry it was recently raced in the Red Bull Trolley Grand Prix at Auckland Domain.

You can view the impressive outcome of their efforts on  eTV. Read a former blogpost which has instructions on how to do this.

To appreciate the build work and testing which went into the whole package view the TeamMoonRover Facebook page and the Red Bull site .




New to our Māori Collection

Latest books :

maori4  Riley, M (2013) Wise words of the Māori : revealing history and traditions : selected from 19th century Māori newspapers and other sources of yesterday and today.

maori5Tawhai, W (2013) Living by the moon

Set out here is the arrangement of the nights of the maramataka, the lunar month, according to the ancient knowledge of Te Whānau-ā-Apanui together with the elders’ understanding of it and as they saw it in their time and in their region. This book is written in both Māori and English by Wiremu Tāwhai who is a recognised expert on oral literature, an authority on maramataka and an advisor to the national science organisations.

tangi Whitinui. P (2011) Kia tangi te tītī: permission to speak : successful schooling for Māori students in the 21st century : issues, challenges and alternatives

Includes a chapter by Hana O’Regan entitled “I’ve lost my voice…”

korowai Hill, R. (2013) Making your first korowai

Weaving NZ Maori cloaks is an ancient art passed down through the generations. Traditionally muka made from harakeke (NZ flax) was used to make these beautiful garments. Modern materials enable more people to achieve this goal. This booklet is designed as a step by step guide to weaving a small korowai piece to start that journey.

tuhoe   Warne, K (2013) Tuhoe: Portrait of a nation      

“It is the result of a multi-year project by acclaimed documentary photographer Peter James Quinn and Kennedy Warne, founding editor of New Zealand Geographic….At once an exquisite photographic showcase – incorporating dramatic landscapes, documentary-style reportage and portraiture – and the most up-to-date retelling of Tūhoe history, here is a portrait of an iwi and its encounter with a unique and treasured land…”

Latest journals

TeKaraka59Te Karaka (read online or find the hard copy in the Library at DU424.N4 in the Māori Collection)

In the latest issue on  page 32 you can read about one of the creator’s of the artworks in the Transitional Cathedral Square, Chris Heaphy and on page 16 read about Rod Drury [From tech hero to Xero]  who is this year’s Entrepreneur of the Year winner.

mana Mana (see Contents of the latest issue online and find the hard copy in the Library at DU423.A1 in the Māori Collection)

Latest DVD

haka Winitana, T (2012) Haka

Provided here is an easy, step by step guide on how to haka including basic stances, facial expressions, actions, movements, words and of course the famous haka ‘Ka mate! Ka mate!’. The accompanying teacher handbook lists the names of the stances, facial expressions, hand actions, and body actions.

For more Māori resources especially electronic ones visit the Māori subject guide.