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Thursday 27th June Events


6 – 7:30pm - A Taste of Winter: A food and wine pairing at  Roots Restaurant

Join leading local wine writer, Jo Burzynska and Lyttelton's hottest new restaurant, Roots, for a convivial and cosy evening of winter food and wines. Jo will be presenting some warming reds from both near and far, matched by canapés created by Roots to suit the wines and winter season.

$50 – booking essential through Roots 03 328 7658

6:30 -7.30pm - Stories After Dark - Lyttelton Library

It was a dark, dark night......perfect for hot chocolate and night-time stories at the Lyttelton Library. For Children aged 5-10 (and their carers). Curl up with a delicious hot chocolate and listen to some scintillating stories followed by a little crafty activity. Free

Reusable cups

Only Globelet reusable cups are being used at the street party for ALL drinks and soup. Globelets are New Zealand-made and are recyclable, reusable, BPA-free. You buy your globelet for $2 when you buy your first drink, then the Globelet is yours to use for the night (you can even rinse it at our rinse station!). At the end of the night you can take it home or return it for a refund.

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Glow Paint not Glow Sticks

Glowsticks are lots of fun, but not so great for our environment. The chemical generally used in them is Dibutyl phthalate, which can cause irritation or nausea.

The outer of glowsticks is made of plastic. The combination of Dibutyl phthalate and plastic is a nightmare! We think they would take 1000+ years to breakdown in landfill. If they don't make it to landfill (which they often don't) they're not something we want polluting our waterways.

So we have come up with something that has less of an impact on our environment: Resene have a paint called "Nightlight" ( Follow the safety instructions for this paint and combine it with the idea in this video ( to make glow-in-the-dark bracelets that your children will want to keep and bring out every night! You could also create glow in the dark wands using sticks if short of time. And there must be many other creative ways to play with this stuff!

Happy glowing!