Recreation

Hobbies

CoverThis page links you with library resources that make the most of your hobbies and interests.

Community information

CINCH, our database of clubs and community organisations, helps you get involved with groups and activities in your local area. Try searching for:

Library resources

BiblioCommons catalogue
Search our catalogue for books, DVDs, videos, magazines and other library items about your interest.
Art and artists
Our guide to finding information about art and artists.
Book clubs and reading groups
Learn about book clubs and find out how the library can help and support your group.
Crafts
Our resources on how to do crafts.
Crosswords
Our guide to using our resources to solve your crossword puzzles.
Family history
Many family historians and genealogists use our resources in their research - find out how.
Food and drink
Resources for the new and the experienced cook.
Games
Links for game enthusiasts.
Gardening
Resources for the keen gardener - from books and magazines to courses and useful web sites.
Home brewing, winemaking and distilling
Resources to get you started on making your own drinks at home.
Kites
Kite flying is a simple, magical pastime which has an important role in many cultures across the world.
Māori arts and culture
Art, music, kapahaka and more.
Motor manuals
Manuals for cars, commercial vehicles, motor cycles, outboard motors, small engines, etc are available for borrowing and reference.