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

Friday 28th June Street Party

Main Stage

5.30pm - 10.30pm STREET PARTY

(Due to snow street party has been postponed to Friday 28th June)

5.30pm Lyttelton Engineering Matariki Parade down London St

5.50pm Main Stage Programme

Powhiri and Kapa Haka from Rapaki Marae, Dance performances by Lyttlton Main School and the Hagley Dance Company choreographed by Fleur de Their, Bellydance by the Abbraccia dancers and live music from the Pa Kids.

7.30 - Lyttelton Port of Christchurch Fireworks Extravaganza

7.40 till late  Live Music

Live music programme - stay tuned for details of the line up

7.40 till late  London Street Carnivale

Harris and Turner London St Carnivale - local circus talent on stage and aerial rig, the old bakery site, London St.


6.00pm Women's Sacred Mysteries

Women's Sacred Mysteries - come walk a candle lit labyrinth at the upper petanque/civic square

6.00pm Lyttelon Museum

Lyttelon Museum - shedding light on Lyttelton's heritage. Window of Henry Trading, 27 London St.




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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!