Category Archives: News and hot topics

Reach your goals the SMART way

We all have goals – things we would like to achieve. As a tertiary student, it’s savvy to prioritise your goals. You may have goals to: Get higher grades in your assessments Take a holiday after the exams These are … Continue reading

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World Kindness Day

Today is World Kindness Day and there is a lot to like about the good feelings that stem from being kind to someone, or by having someone be kind towards you, or simply by being kind to yourself. World Kindness … Continue reading

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Armistice Day 2019

Today marks 101 years since the end of the First World War, 1914-1918. At 11 am on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 the guns fell silent after more than four years of bloody conflict. Lest we … Continue reading

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Labour Day Holiday: Monday 28th October 2019

Monday the 28th October 2019 is Labour Day. All Ara library branches will be closed on Monday. We will reopen at 8am on Tuesday the 29th October. Labour Day has been a public holiday in New Zealand since 1900 and commemorates the struggle … Continue reading

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Southern Voice: The Clouds Project at the Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru

Some work by past and present Ara staff based at the Timaru Campus has been highlighted by Helen Purdon, our Timaru Campus library assistant: The Clouds Project has involved multi-media responses to Aristophanes satirical comedy The Clouds (423 BCE) by … Continue reading

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Conservation Week: 14th-22nd September 2019

Nature needs us….. Saturday the 14th September marks the start of Conservation Week here in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Conservation Week is a series of events across the country around a central theme, in 2019 the theme is “Nature Needs Us”…. This year is … Continue reading

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LinkedIn Learning – Video tutorials

LinkedIn Learning which used to be Lynda.com now enables you to build on your qualifications with mini or microcredentials. For any course you complete you can download your certificate of completion and you can add this to your LinkedIn profile. If … Continue reading

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