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.