Culture Waitaki Blog

The collaborative blog of Culture Waitaki, featuring thoughts and ideas from the Forrester Gallery, North Otago Museum, Waitaki District Libraries and Waitaki District Archive.

  • North Otago Museum 2017.108

    One of the projects we are working on behind the scenes at the North Otago Museum is processing items that have been offered to the museum to include in our collection. Recently we accepted this jacket (North Otago Museum 2017/108) as well as a bonnet (not pictured).

  • Riveting Read: Cold Magic

    This installment of Riveting Reads come to you from Assistant Youth Librarian Kerrie Gamble.

    Her current read is ‘Cold Magic’ by Kate Elliott.

    ‘Cold magic’ is a bold new epic fantasy in which science and magic are locked in a deadly struggle.

  • Top Ten: TV Series

    TV series are not ranked in any particular order and are all available at the Oamaru Library. These DVD cost $4 a fortnight.

  • Riveting Read: A Court of Thorns and Roses

    This installment of Riveting Reads come to you from Assistant Youth Librarian Kerrie Gamble.

    Her current read is 'A Court of Thorn and Roses' by Sarah J Maas

    A breath-taking new series by Sarah J Maas who elegantly blends the classic Beauty and the Beast themes with Faerie law.

  • 79/1119 North Otago Museum. A sterling silver chatelaine

    As the North Otago Museum, Forrester Gallery and Waitaki District Archive prepare for the Cultural Facility Redevelopment the front part of the museum building is being used as a working space.

  • Top Ten: Adult Fantasy/Science Fiction Novels

    Books are not ranked in any particular order and can all be found in the Fiction section under the first three letters of the author’s surname.

  • Riveting Reads: The Naturals

    This instalment of Riveting Reads come to you from Assistant Youth Librarian Kerrie Gamble.

    Her current read is ‘The Naturals’ by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

    This exhilarating new novel by Jennifer Lynn Barnes blends mystery, romance and suspense perfectly.

  • Top Ten: Christmas Books and Media for Children

    All of these items can be found in the Children’s area at the Oamaru Library and are ranked in no particular order.

    1. Christmas Tales – Enid Blyton
    A new collection of Christmas stories. As ever with Blyton, there is mischief and mayhem but good always prevails in the end.

  • Riveting Reads: You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

    This installment of Riveting Reads comes to you from Assistant Youth Librarian Kerrie Gamble.
    Her current read is ‘You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)’ by Felicia Day.

  • Top Ten: Cookbooks

    All of these books are available to borrow at the Waitaki District Libraries. They are shelved in the non-fiction section in the Food and Drink area.

  • Lane's Pharmacy, Tees St, Oamaru. Waitaki District Archive 722

    This year the theme of Oamaru’s Victorian Heritage Celebrations is medicine in the Victorian era. So we are sharing the story of Lane’s Emulsion.

    Ted Lane had an idea.

  • Riveting Reads: The Special Ones

    This installment of Riveting Reads comes to you from Assistant Youth Librarian Kerrie Gamble.
    Her current read is 'The Special Ones' by Em Bailey

    Em Bailey has created a one of a kind thriller that lets your imagination run wild and your heart pound.

  • Snow's collar complete with horse hair. Collection of the North Otago Museum 78/366

    Behind the scenes we are doing a lot of work on our collections. This is to support the Cultural Facility Development Project. Most recently I have been researching our equine collection. This collection includes saddles, snaffle bits, horse collars, hames, blinkers and more.

  • Top Ten: Book Quotes About Libraries

    Libraries are full of magical gateways that take you to exciting worlds and introduce you to new lifelong friends. Libraries are amazing so what better way to celebrate this than have our top ten quotes from books about libraries.

  • Sir Ernest Rutherford visit to Waitaki Boys High School 1925, Waitaki District Archive P0030.36.3

    Ernest Rutherford and Frank Milner met during Milner’s first year at Nelson College. It was the start of a friendly association that lasted until Rutherford’s death in 1937. Although Rutherford was four years older than Milner the two shared an intellectual bond.

  • Six of Crows

    This installment of Riveting Reads comes to you from Assistant Youth Librarian Kerrie Gamble.
    Her current read is 'Six of Crows' by Leigh Bardugo.

    A sweeping new epic tale from Leigh Bardugo. An action packed, fast paced heist novel.

  • Original Oamaru Museum label for a hematite sample

    Behind the scenes. This is the final blog in a series of three focused on the North Otago Museum’s geology collection.

  • Falling Kingdoms

    This installment of Current Reads comes to you from Assistant Youth Librarian Kerrie Gamble.
    Her Current Read is 'Falling Kingdoms' by Morgan Rhodes

    Morgan Rhodes weaves a magical series full of intrigue and shock twists.If you like Game of Thrones give Falling Kingdoms a try.

  • This installment of Current Reads comes to you from Assistant Youth Librarian Kerrie Gamble.
    Her Current Read is 'The Falconer' by Elizabeth May.

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