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Port Hills by Clare Goodwin
  • When: 10am –4pm daily
  • Where: Lyttelton Information Centre
  • How much: free
Clare Goodwin - Local photographer and printmaker celebrates Lyttelton’s Port Hills with a series of mono prints. The prints made in 2009 - 2010 reflect the importance the hills have as a dramatic backdrop to the port town.

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