PL News updates
End of an era for Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights
After 14 fabulous years of events and many fond memories it is with some sadness we announce that the Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights will be no more.
Yes, we are pulling the plug.
Thank you to all the people who have supported this event, especially our major sponsors CCC and Lyttelton Port Company. With significant outside attendance increasing each year the event costs have escalated and the human resources required are significant. In light of this Project Lyttelton has made the difficult decision to refocus those resources more widely for greater community benefit.
New range of midwinter events planned
Planning for a brand new midwinter series of community-based events is underway with a local feel and the development of a new "midwinter precinct”. There are loads of opportunities for local helpers and creatives to get involved in shaping the midwinter celebrations so they truly reflect our wonderful community.
Creating opportunities for our local youth to connect
Lyttelton Youth Programme
Monday - Year 7 and up
Lyttelton Recreation Centre, 3.30 - 5.30pm
Wednesday Girls' Group
5.30-7.30, Venue varies
Contact Candice Milner 027 446 1319
Friday - High schoolers session
Lyttelton Recreation Centre, 6.30-8.30pm
Follow on the lytteltonyouthgroup instagram page or the Lyttelton Youth FB page!
Plenty to Share Community Dinner
Sunday, 28 April 2019
5:30 to 8:30 pm
Trinity Hall - Lyttelton Rec Centre, WInchester Street.
Increasing social connectedness and wellbeing. Find out how the Lyttelton Recreation Centre Activation Team has progressed with the restoring the Centre's place as a community hub here. View the results from their community reserach into current and desired future use, here.
Our Summer Festival is 1st - 22nd Feb. Join us in Lyttelton Rose Gardensfor outdoor film screenings with live entertainment, food and suitcase markets.
The beloved Lyttelton Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 10am til 1pm, with fresh produce, organics, meat, fish, eggs, honey, flowers, plants, preserves and baked goods. We also provide music and a community stall for groups who want to raise awareness or promote a charity.
Four days a week local people and visitors flock to The Garage Sale, our local op-shop, which both upholds the principle of re-using goods and provides clothing, books, kitchen goods and all manner of other things for great low prices.
We are serious - and playful - about managing and minimising waste in Lyttelton Harbour. Our Waste Matters Project works primarily at the Lyttelton Farmers Market, with the goal of reducing waste to landfill through various initiatives.
Our commuinty is a community gathering place to share ideas, to help improve community well-being and a place of beauty. It offers the opportunity for people learn to grow food and minimise waste and a place to share in the bounty of the nutritious spray free food from the garden.
The LIFT library offers members over five hundred books on the transition movement, alternative currencies, sustainability and community development, economics, food, health, and relevant DVDs and magazines.
The Banks Peninsula Walking Festival offers guided walks all over the peninsula during the month of November. The guides, all volunteers, bring a huge wealth of knowledge and experience which makes each walk a valuable experience beyond access to tracks, reserves and private land.
Trade skills with other community members, get the weekly bulletin and get involved with other projects and events through the Lyttelton Harbour TimeBank.
The 21 Day Challenge: local heroes are taking on a challenge in the area of waste, environment, wellbeing and food (for example to minimise plastic use or eat only locally grown food).
Members borrow tools and things and pay an annual subscription, sharing and supporting the community, reducing waste and consumerism.