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Lyttelton, portal to Canterbury’s historic past, a vibrant sustainable community creating a living future

Our Projects

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Trade skills with other community members, get the weekly bulletin and get involved with other projects and events through the Lyttelton Harbour TimeBank.

 

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Lyttelton's biggest festival - a midwinter matariki party on our main street with fireworks, hot food, music and much more.

  

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The beloved Lyttelton Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 10am til 1pm, with fresh produce, organics, meat, fish, eggs, honey, flowers, plants, preserves and baked goods. We also provide music and a community stall for groups who want to raise awareness or promote a charity.

 

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Four days a week local people and visitors flock to The Garage Sale, our local op-shop, which both upholds the principle of re-using goods and provides clothing, books, kitchen goods and all manner of other things for great low prices.

  

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 We are serious - and playful - about managing and minimising waste in Lyttelton Harbour. Our Waste Matters Project works primarily at the Lyttelton Farmers Market, with the goal of reducing waste to landfill through various initiatives. 

 

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Our commuinty is a community gathering place to share ideas, to help improve community well-being and a place of beauty. It offers the opportunity for people learn to grow food and minimise waste and a place to share in the bounty of the nutritious spray free food from the garden.

 

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The LIFT library offers members over five hundred books on the transition movement, alternative currencies, sustainability and community development, economics, food, health, and relevant DVDs and magazines.

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The Banks Peninsula Walking Festival offers guided walks all over the peninsula during the month of November. The guides, all volunteers, bring a huge wealth of knowledge and experience which makes each walk a valuable experience beyond access to tracks, reserves and private land.

 

LOGO SQUARE

Our Summer Festival focuses on arts and education. Come and enjoy a piratical day at the beach, a presentation of collaborative art works, a dance class, arts seminar or local exhibition.

 

 

21 DC square The 21 Day Challenge: local heroes are taking on a challenge in the area of waste, environment, wellbeing and food (for example to minimise plastic use or eat only locally grown food).

Love Lyttelton

Like us on facebook for up to date news from Lyttelton and the harbour.

Most of our projects have their own facebook page. Search for the name of the project to like and follow it.

Free Film Evening with Lift Library

FRIDAY 1st September, 7.14pm at The Portal, 54A Oxford St, Lyttelton, up the drive between the playground and the swimming pool. Koha appreciated.

TOGETHERNESS (several short videos)
Let’s leave the political parties to wrangle!
Come and see ways to increase togetherness and progress.
Social Enterprise
Community Land Trusts
Mutual Aid Networks
If you attended the Living Economies EXPO in March, some of these topics may seem familiar – come and get some useful detail on how to bring good changes in our lives.