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Join Alison and Ineka in the Literary Lounge for a memoir special. These titles all released in 2022 will allow you to have a glimpse into extraordinary (and ordinary) lives.Books mentioned on the show can be requested from the Auckland Libraries catalogue. Most are available in multiple formats. All of this: a memoir of death and desire / Rebecca …
 
The Kotuku Quintet return to the stage to conclude our Spring series with a programme of two Mozart quintets featuring different instrument combinations. The first work is the Largo-Allegro moderato movement of the Quintet in E-flat, K.452. This quintet was originally scored for piano and woodwind—oboe, clarinet , horn and bassoon but here we have …
 
In the sixth and final episode of The Panthers podcast, host Benji Timu speaks with Choice Vaughan, Jonathan Crayford, and Diggy Dupe about the music created and selected to provide a distinctive soundtrack for the Panthers series. Producer of sound track Choice Vaughan, composer and music writer Jonathan Crayford, and lyrical rapper and producer D…
 
Actor Haanz Fa’avae Jackson who played the role of Fred in The Panthers series, and Director Mario Faumui who directed two of the series episodes, talanoa with host Benji Timu.In this episode the discussion focuses on the history of the Dawn Raids; how, until recently, it was not taught in NZ schools, and how for those who didn’t experience it or l…
 
In this episode we talanoa with actors Ravikanth Gurunathan [Ravi] who plays Nigel, and Rokolani Lavea [Roko] who plays the role of Kong. Host Benji Timu talks with both actors about the roles they played and how they got into acting in the first place, and the connections that led them to being involved in The Panthers series.They discuss growing …
 
The second episode of The Panthers podcast is a talanoa with Jaunnie Ilolahia the Producer of the series and daughter of the main character Will Ilolahia, and actor Villa Junior Lemanu, with your host Benji Timu. This episode focused on what it was like being involved in the production of a series that was so close to home for Jaunnie Ilolahia, and…
 
In this first episode of The Panthers podcast we talanoa with Dimitrius Schuster-Kolomatangi, who played the main character of Will Ilolahia and with Miki Magasiva who directed the first two episodes of The Panthers television series.The episode focuses on the history of the Polynesian Panthers movement in Aotearoa, what it was like for Miki do be …
 
In the third episode of The Panthersm host Benji Timu has a talanoa with Director Vea Mafile’o and actress Lealani Siaosi who played the character of Dr. Melani Anae.This episode focused on the topic of equality for women, and what it is like for Pasifika women in the film and entertainment industry in Aotearoa New Zealand. Vea discussed how she go…
 
Join Alison and Ineka in the Literary Lounge as they discuss books about chivalry, champagne, churches and cancel culture. Books mentioned on the show can be requested from the Auckland Libraries catalogue – most are available in multiple formats American Fever / Dur E Aziz Amna – Fiction – 2022: bit.ly/3O5wXZv The dance tree / Kiran Millwood Hargr…
 
In this duo concert, Polly Sussex and Sarah Watkins present two beautiful and unusual works for cello and piano. The two composers, Ethel Smyth and Melanie Bonis were born in the same year on opposite sides of the English Channel. They were both destined to suffer the poor public profile of female composers in the early twentieth century, regardles…
 
In this concert Buckminsterfullerine Trio embark on a journey from despair to hope with a programme representing the remarkable tenacity of the human spirit to endure hardship. Featuring Rachminoff’s Trio Elegiaque and Elgar’s famous cello Concerto, they also pay tribute to the father of Ukranian music, Mykola Lysenko, with his evocative and moving…
 
Justin Bird, Auckland born pianist, returns to the stage to present an offering of German and French piano music. After a decade of studies in the US he returned to NZ in 2018 taking a hiatus from performing to build a studio of piano students. Now performing again - his first foray features German masterpieces by Bach, Schubert, and Schumann pitte…
 
Our Spring concert series begins with the vibrant Kaha Trio, all students from the University of Auckland School of music. They start with Bach’s unique and beautiful fifth cello suite. They follow with Beethoven’s piano sonata no 24 in F# major which, according to Carl Czerny, Beethoven singled out along with the “Appassionata” as one of his favou…
 
Episode 6:Join librarians Ella and John as they talk about the adventures of Mr Toad. He is a scene stealing amphibian and he knows it! Despite his mischievous ways he has a good heart and good friends in Ratty, Mole and Badger. In this episode Toad sings his own praises and Toad Hall becomes the scene of an epic battle. If you enjoyed these chapte…
 
Ray and Lindsey Vickers describe the rural nature of the community in the early days and what people did for entertainment.Pakuranga The Early Years Oral History CollectionRay and Lindsey Vickers, 2014, interview with Karen Lawson.Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections,OH-1442-006Image: Mixed farm, Pakuranga, 1960, Footprints 05149, Auckland Libra…
 
Rev. Dr Don Battley was the vicar of St Peter's Anglican Church between 1978 - 1982. In this clip he talks about the rapid growth of the suburb during this time.Pakuranga The Early Years Oral History CollectionRev Don Battley 2016, interview with Karen Lawson.Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections,OH-1442-013https://kura.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/…
 
In this track we hear from Joan Rutherford who talks about the changes she has seen at the Pakuranga town centre.Pakuranga The Early Years Oral History CollectionJoan Rutherford 2016, interview with Karen Lawson.Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections,OH-1442-014https://kura.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/digital/collection/oralhistory/id/2412/rec/15Ima…
 
Mary and Peter Patterson recall the speedboat racing on the Tāmaki River in the 1960s and 1970s.Pakuranga The Early Years Oral History CollectionMary and Peter Patterson, 2015, interview with Karen Lawson.Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections,OH-1442-012https://kura.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/digital/collection/oralhistory/id/2895/rec/13Image: Spe…
 
Irene and Trevor Warbrooke talk about building their home in Pakuranga and the sense of community that characterised the early days in the suburb.Pakuranga The Early Years Oral History CollectionTrevor and Ireen Warbrooke, 2014, interview with Karen Lawson.Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections,OH-1442-003Image: Ireen Warbrooke standing on their s…
 
Brenda Scott grew up on a farm on Glenmore Road. In this extract she talks about life on the farm and the weekly chores.Pakuranga The Early Years Oral History CollectionBrenda Scott, 2014, interview with Karen Lawson. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, OH-1442-002https://kura.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/digital/collection/oralhistory/id/2324/re…
 
In this track we hear from Ron Elsmore talking about the beginnings of the family grocery business in early Pakuranga.Pakuranga The Early Years Oral History CollectionRon Elsmore, 2014, interview with Karen Lawson.Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections,OH-1442-007Image: Lloyd Elsmore's Ezy-Park IGA Supermarket on the corner of Ti Rakau Drive and P…
 
In this track Janice Grace shares her memories of the social isolation experienced by young mothers in the suburbs of Pakuranga in the early years.Pakuranga The Early Years Oral History CollectionJanice Grace, 2014, interview with Karen Lawson.Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections,OH-1442-001https://kura.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/digital/collecti…
 
Join Alison and Ineka in the Literary Lounge and hear tales of resilience, resistance and rapturous reunions. Books mentioned in the show can be borrowed or requested for Click and Collect by Auckland Libraries members using the links below: Rough lives speak / Street Poets & Artists Collective Enterprise: Richard Whelan, Tim Gray, Richard Nighting…
 
Renée Orr | Senior Librarian Heritage Engagement talks about the Heritage Collections content in the Kura Tūturu | Real Gold case supporting the ‘Yokai Parade: Supernatural Monsters from Japan’ exhibition at Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero Central City Library through to 6 November.In this podcast Renée talks with Sue Berman about the following books and thei…
 
Join Alison and Ineka in the Literary Lounge and celebrate the gutsy, the determined, the courageous and brave. Books mentioned in the show can be borrowed or requested for Click and Collect by Auckland Libraries members in multiple formats:Joan by Katherine J. Chen / 2022 / Adult Fiction – Historical: bit.ly/3yjOWVg A gentle radical: the life of J…
 
Episode 5:Join librarians John and Sinéad as they talk about the exciting levels of chaos Mr Toad causes on his way to prison and how he manages to get out again! If you enjoyed these chapters, ask one of our friendly librarians to help you find the Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame in your local Auckland Library.…
 
In this Kura Tūturu | Real Gold podcast whakaoko ke te kōrero| listen to a talk with Robert Eruera Pou Whakarae Māori, on the curated case Tānga Māori - Printed Māori.Drawing on early printed reo Māori from the Heritage Collections, Rob offers insights on the context and reo of the three pukapuka on display.The books can be viewed on request at the…
 
Episode 4:Join librarians Issie and Clare as they talk about friendships and food, and all the fun they bring to the world. In this episode Mole makes two new friends in his neighbours Ratty and Badger, and learns all about life by the river! If you enjoyed these chapters, ask one of our friendly librarians to help you find the Wind in the Willows …
 
All the titles discussed in this Literary Lounge episode are about outsiders: those who have been othered by society and taught that they don’t belong for one reason or another. Join Alison and Ineka and find out that love wins, every time. Books mentioned in this programme can be requested for Click and Collect by Auckland Libraries members, and a…
 
Join BFFs Ineka and Alison in the Literary Lounge and hear all about Larry & Viv, Sam & Lisa, Jaime and Regina, Nora & Daniel, Ezra & Yonatan and Lyss & The Rarkyn. Books mentioned in this programme can be requested for Click and Collect by Auckland Libraries members, and are often available in multiple formats: Larry & Viv / Graeme Lay / 2022 http…
 
Alison is joined in the studio by the distinguished and award-winning writer and literary critic Stephanie Johnson. Join us for a lively conversation about Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, and a chat about Stephanie's recent works.Books mentioned in this programme can be requested for Click and Collect by Auckland Libraries members, and are available in m…
 
Join Alison and Ineka for a preview of We Read Auckland, which will be running from 15-28 August 2022. This is an exciting free programme of live and online events that celebrate Auckland’s readers and writers and the stories that bring us together. Libraries across Tāmaki Makaurau will feature a diverse line-up of Auckland’s fiction and non-fictio…
 
The Francis-Lee Duo bring us European Journeys, an exciting programme inspired by the special exhibition of the same name at the Auckland Art Gallery in 2019, celebrating works by New Zealand artist, Frances Hodgkins. The Duo start the journey at Manheim with the first movement of Mozart’s violin sonata k. 301, a perfect example of Mozart’s more ma…
 
Dual Motion presents An Unlikely Pair - An exploration of the repertoire for flute and clarinet. Original compositions for this instrumentation are comparatively rare, and clarinettist Billie Hart and flautist Leon Reynolds take listeners on a journey of the history of their instruments and perform works written for this duo, as well as arrangement…
 
Sarah Spence and Dr Joe Harrop are Tāmaki Makaurau-based string duo, Kulios. In this unique and exciting programme, violinist and violist David Rawsthorne joins them in performing two works for string trio. They present NZ award winning composer Karl Steven’s ‘Black Hands Suite’ featuring some of the highlights from his score to last year's limited…
 
Jazz musicians Alicia Kidd (guitar and vocals) and Hank Trenton (double bass) start off our Thursday Heritage Concert Autumn series programme in honour of ANZAC day - to acknowledge those lost, and the sacrifices made. Taking a New Zealand perspective, Acrylic will perform love songs written during the war, such as “Pōkarekare Ana;” uncovering the …
 
Pianist Gemma Lee concludes our Autumn series with a programme for solo piano inspired by the desire to bring beautiful music not commonly heard onto the concert platform. Focussing on music by Bach, Debussy and Beethoven we get the chance to experience a different aspect of their work than their really famous ones that we may all know and love. Be…
 
Episode Three: 'Twas brillig when librarians James and Rani met to talk about Alice and all the lessons left un-learned as she makes her way through Wonderland. In these passages we meet unusual characters and face strange situations, so open your ears and hop right in! If you enjoyed these excerpts, ask one of our friendly librarians to help you f…
 
This month the Kura Tūturu | Real Gold case in the Special Collections reading room, Level 2 of Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero | Central City Library, holds a rare copy of No New Things by poet Ronald Allison Kells Mason, 1905 – 1971 [R.A.K. Mason]In this podcast we hear from rare book specialist Jane Wild who shares the story of this book object, Mason's wo…
 
Alison and Ineka talk twisty mysteries, sapphic love in 1950's San Francisco, intergenerational female family tensions and Tudor-inspired tales for a new generation.Originally broadcast on Planet FM 104.6FM on 10 July 2022.Books mentioned in this show can be requested by Auckland Libraries members from our catalogue using the links below and are of…
 
Episode Two:Join librarians Lilly and Sinéad as they talk about absurd riddles and rude characters who inter… “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” …rupt in this week's stories from Alice in Wonderland. In this episode our hero Alice meets the fantastically Mad Hatter and the grinning Cheshire Cat.If you enjoyed these excerpts, ask one of our frien…
 
Join Alison and Ineka as they look to the stars and celebrate the appearance of Matariki. Books mentioned on the show can be requested using the Auckland Libraries catalogue links below: Matariki - Kirsten Parkinson and Kitty Brown (2022) https://bit.ly/3a75ozk Matariki around the world: a cluster of stars, a cluster of stories - Rangi Mātāmua & Mi…
 
What do you do when your world is falling apart, and the dog has eaten your chemistry homework? Find out on this Literary Lounge episode of Books & Beyond with Alison and Ineka.Books mentioned on the show can be requested using the Auckland Libraries catalogue links below: All day is a long time / David Sanchez / 2022 / Available in Adult Fiction: …
 
On Thursday June 9 2022, Auckland Libraries rare book specialist Jane Wild invited the Mackelvie Society to a close up exploration of a very special rare book - Mary Lawrance’s ‘A collection of roses from nature’ printed from 1799.This breathtakingly beautiful volume of hand painted plates was donated to Auckland Libraries by the Mackelvie Society …
 
Join Ineka and Alison in the Literary Lounge for an episode full of conundra, collective consciousness, rakes, scoundrels and algebra. Yay!Books mentioned in the show can be requested from our catalogue using the links below. Many are also available in multiple formats – check the links to see what else is available for loan.Helen Kelly: her life /…
 
In 1920, Roy Alstan Lippincott and Edward F Billson won the competition to design Auckland University College’s new Arts Building. Now known as the Old Arts Block, it has become a landmark building for central Auckland. Lippincott was an American architect who worked in New Zealand during the 1920s and 1930s. He designed other buildings for the uni…
 
Episode One: Join librarians Clare and John as they talk about their favourite absurd words and crack some silly puns in this week's stories from Alice in Wonderland. In this episode our hero Alice meets the mournful Mock Turtle and hilarious Humpty Dumpty and finds them both awfully confusing. If you enjoyed these excerpts, ask one of our friendly…
 
Not that long ago, in a place not that far away. A group known as the librarians gathered to talk about classic children's books. Join us each month as we open the gateway to different worlds found in our favourite stories. Each episode we will choose moments from a classic children's book to share with you and we will talk about what makes them so…
 
The Central Area Model is a 1:480 scale model of central Auckland carefully built during 1967 and 1968 to replicate the city in precise miniature. The model recreates the areas of central Auckland bordered by the motorways which now surround the inner-city area. For more than two decades Council planners used the model to visualise the way proposed…
 
Alison and Ineka get grounded with some gritty and granular books from Aotearoa and further afield.Books mentioned in the showThe Leonard Girls / Deborah Challinor / 2022Aotearoa NZ author – Adult Fiction Historical: bit.ly/3PIlRKr Polaroid nights / Lizzie Harwood / 2021Aotearoa NZ author - Adult Fiction Crime: bit.ly/3GmcZpB The guide / Peter Hell…
 
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