Waiamakariri Libraries created an amazing Māori Language Collection called Ako Collection to help you explore and learn more about Te Reo Māori.
A range of apps that make using the library easier.
Grab your library card, remember your PIN number and jump right in!
Waimakariri Heritage website - a place to conserve and curate community memories and taonga.
To assist teachers, Waimakariri Libraries have a feast of resources available to help teachers feed students who are hungry for knowledge.
The last by Hanna Jameson
A thrilling apocalyptic mystery.
Six crimson cranes by Elizabeth Lim
An enchanting retold fairy tale.
Better the Blood by Michael Bennett
Wow! A NZ crime novel that is a real page turner and incredibly thought provoking!
Everyone in my family has killed someone by Benjamin Stevenson
A clever and amusing murder mystery, I was hooked from the first line! Great narration in the eAudiobook.
Use it all: the Cornersmith guide to a more sustainable kitchen by Alex Elliott-Howery
So good I bought my own copy!
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
An inspirational read with an unlikely hero.
The Nine lives of Kitty K by Margaret Mills
Set in a turbulent period of gold fields history, Kitty Kirk was the toughest woman in Otago history.
Meltwater by Michael Ridpath
A volcanic eruption, murder and a group of internet activists. A very interesting combination.
Better the blood by Michael Bennett
I enjoyed the twists and turns this story takes. If you enjoy a good "who dunnit" you will too.
The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris
I loved this book, not only for the writing and characterisation, but because it made me think about the hardships of this transitional time in American history.
Amazingly written with a great cast of characters, it's hard to explain how good it is!
Mad about you by Mairi McFarlane
One of my go to authors for a great story!
The Women of Pearl Island by Polly Crosby
Quirky. Beautiful. Atmospheric. Two women who couldn’t be more different who end up connecting.
The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd
An intriguing mystery based around an old map, family drama and a touch of the mystical.
Under Italian skies by Nicky Pellegrino
Makes you want to pack up and move to Italy! A feel good story of new starts and happiness found in idyllic Southern Italy.
The four winds by Kristin Hannah
A raw, gritty saga set in the Dust Bowl era of the Great Depression. Hard to put down, but also challenging to read. Sad, tragic and inspiring but always compelling.
Honeybee by Craig Silvey
A young person's journey to become who they need to be, battling abuse and transphobia.
All that's left unsaid by Tracey Lien.
A young Vietnamese Australian journalist investigates the death of her brother. Complex and compassionate.
Skylark by Meagan Spooner
One of those rear trilogy’s were the books just get better and better.
Skylark is the story of Lark a teen girl locked inside the walls of a dying city who finds herself cast out into the wilderness having to face the truth of what lies outside the walls. Fast paced and exciting!
I know I Saw her by E.D Thompson
Alice thinks something horrible has happened to her neighbour Kim. She is certain Kim’s husband is lying about what has happened and Alice is determined to discover the truth. Masterly told tale full of twists and turns.
The one hundred years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin
This is a story that should have been sad but is sweet and uplifting and completely fabulous!
Who lived there? the stories behind historic New Zealand buildings by Nicola McCloy
Have you ever walked past an old house and wondered “who lived there?” I have! This book asks just that question of buildings both ordinary and impressive and it adds stories to their history too.
The Crane Wife by C.J. Hauser
Poignant essays for anyone taking the road less travelled.
Here's Laura's review of the book on RNZ as well.
Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout
Returning to Lucy Barton is like catching up with an old friend.
Laura also reviewed Lucy by the Sea on RNZ.
The Pōrangi boy by Shilo Kino
A fantastic NZ story about resilience over bullies, with realistic and relatable characters.
The inheritance games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Had me guessing with all the twists and turns, can’t wait to read the last book in the trilogy.
The Thursday Murder Club, The man who died twice and, The bullet that missed by Richard Osman
I loved all three of the Thursday Murder Club books by Richard Osman, exciting without being scary. I can’t wait until his 4th comes out!