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Public Event: 28th of January, 12 - 3 pm

Where: Lyttelton Pétanque Club

Are your veggies going ballistic on your garden?

Have you baked one too many cookies again?

Is your last years batch of preserves and pickles still crowding your cupboard?

Do you wonder what on earth to do with the pile of seeds you haven't managed to plant?



Project Lyttelton is inviting you to be a part of the inaugural Plenty to Share barter market & street cuisine event. This is your chance to:

  • Bring, exchange and share your home-made and/or home-grown food goodies.
  • Come and nibble on delicious BBQ specialties, made for you from local ingredients by local chef Giulio.
  • Bring your T-shirt and get a very special screen print, right there, on the spot.

This will of course also be a marvelous opportunity to hang out with your friends or friends to be and enjoy live music presented by Gap Filler.

Everyone welcome!!!



Reusable cups

Only Globelet reusable cups are being used at the street party for ALL drinks and soup. Globelets are New Zealand-made and are recyclable, reusable, BPA-free. You buy your globelet for $2 when you buy your first drink, then the Globelet is yours to use for the night (you can even rinse it at our rinse station!). At the end of the night you can take it home or return it for a refund.

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Glow Paint not Glow Sticks

Glowsticks are lots of fun, but not so great for our environment. The chemical generally used in them is Dibutyl phthalate, which can cause irritation or nausea.

The outer of glowsticks is made of plastic. The combination of Dibutyl phthalate and plastic is a nightmare! We think they would take 1000+ years to breakdown in landfill. If they don't make it to landfill (which they often don't) they're not something we want polluting our waterways.

So we have come up with something that has less of an impact on our environment: Resene have a paint called "Nightlight" ( Follow the safety instructions for this paint and combine it with the idea in this video ( to make glow-in-the-dark bracelets that your children will want to keep and bring out every night! You could also create glow in the dark wands using sticks if short of time. And there must be many other creative ways to play with this stuff!

Happy glowing!