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Lyttelton Alive at the Festival of Light PHOTO COMPETITION

This year's theme for the photography competition is "Lyttelton Alive at the Festival of Lights".

Photos must be taken at a Festival event and submitted by midday Sunday 30th June. (To be reviewed due to snow - watch this space!)

We have two categories - 12 and under / adult. Each is in to win a A3 stretch framed canvas print (valued at $149) from Ken's Camera's.

To enter, visit Ken's Cameral page and click on the "Lyttelton Festival of Lights photo competition" tab (there is one for each age category) to the right next to the map.

Join us on Sunday 30th 6pm at the Porthole for the final judging.

You can download "Johan's 10 tips for photographing the festival"


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