02/11/2017 - 6:00pm

In ten years’ time, will antibiotics still work? Have we let bacteria get the upper hand in the evolutionary arms race?

In the 1920s the discovery of the antibiotic penicillin started a golden age of medicine. However, experts warn that the end of that age may be just a decade away. In this talk, microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles explores the looming crisis of antibiotic resistance and its threat to New Zealand.

Thursday 2nd November, 6pm

24/10/2017 - 6:30pm

The Epsom Community Library, together with the Rotary Club of Epsom and Mt Eden Rotary are delighted to invite you to an evening with Helene Wong, author of "Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story". 

This is a free event.
Light refreshments provided.
Booking for the evening is essential.
Email or call in to Epsom Library or call 09-6233197.

Please note: This event is not managed by BWB. 

26/10/2017 - 4:00pm

Alison Jones and Kuni Kaa Jenkins will speak about their new book Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds at 4pm on Thursday 26 October at Russell Museum.

29/10/2017 - 1:00pm

Dr Morris holds degrees from four universities, including the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her first novel, Queen of Beauty, won the 2003 NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book of Fiction, while Rangatira won the 2012 NZ Post Fiction Award. She has also published short stories and young adult novels. Since 2003 Dr Morris has taught creative writing in the US and UK and now New Zealand. Limited to 20 people.

29/10/2017 - 11:30am

After the recent parliamentary election it’s an opportune moment for a think-tank of panellists to put our country to rights. They will attempt to explain to moderator Guyon Espiner what’s happening, how we got here, what we should watch out for, and offer some solutions.

Speakers: Shamubeel Eaqub, Jeanette Fitzsimons and Rod Oram

29/10/2017 - 10:00am

Writer and film critic Helene Wong (Being Chinese) and multi-award-winning novelist Witi Ihimaera (Māori Boy) discuss with Paula Morris the pain and pleasure of writing their recent memoirs, engaging with the truth of what has formed them, the slippery nature of memory and of growing up in a New Zealand where to be born without fair skin was to be ‘different’.

28/10/2017 - 10:00am

The Waikato War was the defining conflict in New Zealand history, says historian Vincent O’Malley in his seminal new work. It was a war that inflicted a huge number of casualties (more per capita than World War 1), destroyed a thriving regional economy and set back Māori-Pakeha relations by generations. His bold, new work The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800-2000, has been acclaimed by Māori and Pakeha. Here, O’Malley discusses the book with Guyon Espiner.

28/10/2017 - 11:30am

Six speakers have 7 minutes each to explore what it means to be a New Zealander, whether by birth or adoption, and the identity that comes with breathing the air of this chain of islands between Polynesia and Antarctica. Their notion of tūrangawaewae – places where we feel especially empowered and connected – will also be discussed. Questions from the audience encouraged.

Speakers: Helene Wong, Shamubeel Eaqub, Paula Morris, Vincent O’Malley, Jeanette Fitzsimons and Quinton Bidois

22/10/2017 - 2:30pm

Join in a conversation about how we can protect democracy and media freedom in a world where the lines between truth and lies are being deliberately blurred.

Join economic and political columnist Rod Oram, one of the inaugural Edmund Hillary Fellows helping to foster global change from New Zealand; financial journalist and managing editor of the online NewsroomPro Bernard Hickey; and Professor Jonathan Boston, author of Safeguarding the Future: Governing in an Uncertain World (2017), for a conversation about how we can protect democracy and media freedom.

26/10/2017 - 11:00am

Alison Jones will speak at the Procter Library on Thursday 26 October about Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds.

Event details: Thursday 26 October, 11am - 12 noon, Procter Library, Cobham Road, Kerikeri. Please note: This event is not managed by BWB. For more information, contact the Procter Library.