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

Saturday June 15 Workshops

(bookings through the information centre)

10 – 1 Fanciful Fascinators with Stela Cruickshank - The Portal

Using upcycled materials and experimental techniques to make awesome head-wear for the Street Party. The Portal, $10

1:30 – 4:30 DIY Dress Ups with Justine Balcar of Redflax of Rethreads - The Portal

We'll be using FAST techniques to whip up some costumes - gluing, cutting and tying, sewing with long stitches and big needles. Some sewing experience is helpful, but not neccessary. Briar is a designer who uses scissors and a short attention span to create designs that people can wear and dance in. She loves passing on the basics, and believes every day is an excuse to dress up! The Portal, $10.

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Matariki Celebrations

Matariki is the Māori name for a cluster of stars which is visible in the New Zealand night sky at a specific time of the year. Matariki re-appears in the dawn sky mid-winter signalling the start of the Māori New Year and the date changes each year according to the Māori lunar calendar.

Whakaraupo Carving Centre tutor Caine Tauwhare from local hapu Ngāti Wheke talks about the significance and traditions of Matariki here