Tag Archives: Holidays

Happy Holidays

The end of 2017 is not far away so we would like to wish you all the best for the holiday season. Enjoy spending time with your friends and family, and find some time to relax and read a good book. All … Continue reading

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Holiday adventures on Quail Island

Looking for something interesting to do over the Christmas holiday break. Why not spend a fascinating day exploring Quail Island in Lyttelton Harbour. The island is steeped in history. At various times used as a leper colony, quarantine station and … Continue reading

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Give yourself a break

Congratulations on finishing your exams and getting to the end of your assignments, well done! If you are coming back to Ara next year make sure you find time to relax and wind down before your studies begin again. I … Continue reading

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Happy holiday

Ara Libraries are closed for the holiday period from 1pm today (Thursday) until 8am Wednesday 4th January. All campuses will also be closed for this period: see our website for more details. Remember, our electronic resources are still available – … Continue reading

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School Holidays

It’s the school holidays. I can tell. There’s less traffic in the morning, the malls are mad, and there are more kids in the library. I found an interesting article from a British newspaper, saying school holidays (particularly the summer … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans

It is sometimes said in Ireland, that God created alcohol to stop the Irish taking over the world. Though I’m not sure how much truth there is to that claim, it certainly seems to me that on this one day … Continue reading

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Labouring on

  This coming Monday (28th October) is Labour Day. Since 1900, Labour Day has been a public holiday in New Zealand, commemorating the struggle for the 8-hour working day and other worker’s rights. If you’d like to know more about … Continue reading

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