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Sunday 30th June Events

6:00pm Photo judging at the Porthole.

Come down for a warm drink while the judges deliberate the finalists in our Lyttelton Alive at the Festival of Lights competition

8:00pm - The Frighteners - Coffee Culture, London Street

Grab a hot drink from Coffee Culture then settle in and see if you can spot your house in the 1996 hit comedy horror, Peter Jacksons The Frighteners! Bring down your chairs/bean bags. London Street. Free.


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