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

Festival of Lights Street Party - POSTPONED to Friday 28th June!

Thank you for all your phone calls...In light of the pending snow fall expected on Friday; the Festival of Lights Street Party will not go ahead this Friday.
The Street Party will run on Friday 28th June - Hooray!
Check the website tomorrow for updates or ring the Project Lyttelton office on 328 9243 for more information. You can also check the Festival of Lights facebook page for updates.

The following event have been cancelled:
Lyttel book fair on Sunday
Paper Crafts Workshop on Saturday

The rest of the programme, 30+ indoor events, will still ahead this weekend! We will update the website as information comes to hand.
See you there!

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