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

'London Street and beyond walking tour' with Dave Margetts, Heritage Advisor Conservation, New Zealand Historic Places Trust.

When: Tuesday 22 June, 2pm (3/4 hr walk plus coffee to follow)

Where Meet at the corner of London and Dublin Streets.

How much:  $10 per head to be paid on the day

Bookings: Book through NZHPT office 365 2897 (limited to 15 people)

heritage_lyttelton_festival_of_lightsLondon Street and Norwich Quay have a comprehensive range of commercial and public buildings that contribute to the Lyttelton Township Historic Area. As the site of the Great Fire, many of these buildings rose from ashes to house a comprehensive range of businesses linked to hotel buildings. Explore London, Canterbury, Dublin, and Oxford Streets without leaving New Zealand, and sneak down quirky nooks and crannies.


[photo courtesy of Lyttelton Museum]

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