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

The Harbour Co-op

Lyttel Piko is becoming the Harbour Co-op

Project Lytttelton is strongly supporting the formation of the Harbour Co-op - a community-owned cooperative, which aims to purchase the Lyttel Piko Wholefoods business from the Te Whanau Trust who currently own it, and secure funding for future growth. This means that you, residents of Lyttleton and Christchurch and the customers of Lyttel Piko are being asked to buy shares in a new cooperative and become its owners.

For you, the customers, the benefits will include price breaks on selected items, bulk buying discounts, access to workshops and seminars, more open sharing of information, and potentially profit sharing. But more importantly - we will retain the shop in our community, and you will have a direct say in how the shop is run. All members/owners will have an equal vote on major issues and will elect a board of directors which will steer and oversee the operations of the business.

We need you!Visit Harbour Co-op or read on to find out more...


We will need 150 members by the end of March; iwe will soon be ready to start accepting applications, so keep an eye out for our membership form (on the website, and at various places around the community).

In the meantime, have a look around our website for more information about the co-op.

To keep up to date on our progress, sign up for our email updates follow us on Twitter, and like us on facebook -
And if you intend to become a member, pre-register here (with no obligation), to help us get a better idea of the level of interest.


Our Story

projectlyttelton ourstory

Our Story explores the history and vision of Project Lyttelton (PL).Download Our Story PDF (1.5MB)

Free Film Evening with Lift Library

This Thursday March 6th,
at The Portal, 7.15 p.m.


Occupy Love explores the growing realization that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning.   The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of the few, is causing economic and ecological collapse. The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound awakening:  millions of people are deciding that enough is enough –  the time has come to create a new world, a world that works for all life.
The film connects the dots in this era of rapidly evolving social change, featuring captivating insider scenes from the Egyptian Revolution, the Indignado uprising in Spain,  Occupy Wall Street in New York, Indigenous activists at the Alberta Tar Sands, the climate justice movement, and beyond. Woven throughout the action oriented backbone of the film is a deep exploration of public love, and compelling stories of an emerging new paradigm.  It features some of the world’s key visionaries on alternative systems of economics, sustainability, and empathy, including Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Jeremy Rifkin, bell hooks and Charles Eisenstein.
- See more at:

Monday 4th November, 7.15 p.m.

at The Portal, 54A Oxford St


“The Age of Stupid”  a documentary set in 2055.

showing a wide variety of events and people and attitudes and actions related to climate change.

The questions are:

Do you believe climate change is natural or manmade?

What can be done about it?

Is it too late?

Watch this film and then join in the discussion,

with Joe Fone, author of “Climate Change: Natural or Manmade”

Transport Options

Public Transport operates regularly into Lyttelton and connects with ferry services
Red Bus 28 Lyttelton/Rapaki
Leopard 535 Lyttelton
Diamond Harbour Ferry bus-ferry-public-transport-lyttelton-farmers-market visit for bus routes and ferry times.