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Ka Awatea - a Celebration of Matariki June 23 - 30
Matariki celebrations will be at the heart of Lyttelton’s new week-long winter festival.
Matariki is the Māori name for the small cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades or the Seven Sisters and its appearance above the horizon mid-winter marks the Māori New Year, which this year begins on June 25.
The festival will run from June 23 - 30 and feature a range of events touching on Matariki themes of connection, renewal, tradition, culture and community, led by local hapu Ngāti Wheke.
Full programme here
Wunderkammer installations 23-30 June
From 23-30 June you will find windows installations of curiosity, oddity and theatrical invention throughout the Lyttelton township as part of the Wunderkammer display featuring 10 Lyttelton artists. Check out the catalogue here
Creating opportunities for our local youth to connect
Lyttelton Youth Programme
Monday - Year 7 and up
Lyttelton Recreation Centre, 3.30 - 5.30pm
Wednesday Girls' Group
5.30-7.30, Venue varies
Contact Candice Milner 027 446 1319
Friday - High schoolers session
Lyttelton Recreation Centre, 6.30-8.30pm
Follow on the lytteltonyouthgroup instagram page or the Lyttelton Youth FB page!
Increasing social connectedness and wellbeing. Find out how the Lyttelton Recreation Centre Activation Team has progressed with the restoring the Centre's place as a community hub here. View the results from their community reserach into current and desired future use, here.
Our Summer Festival is 1st - 22nd Feb. Join us in Lyttelton Rose Gardensfor outdoor film screenings with live entertainment, food and suitcase markets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trade skills with other community members, get the weekly bulletin and get involved with other projects and events through the Lyttelton Harbour TimeBank.
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).
Members borrow tools and things and pay an annual subscription, sharing and supporting the community, reducing waste and consumerism.