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

Keeping the heritage of Lyttelton alive - New Zealand Historic Places Trust

When: Monday 21 June, 7.30pm

Where: The Portal, Oxford Street (behind the swimming pool)

How much: free

Members of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) and Christchurch City Council’s Heritage Team will discuss the relevance of their work with those who live in the vibrant Lyttelton township.

Lyttelton was recently designated an Historic Area by the NZHPT. Find out more at this event.

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