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Friday 28th June Street Party

Main Stage

5.30pm - 10.30pm STREET PARTY

(Due to snow street party has been postponed to Friday 28th June)

5.30pm Lyttelton Engineering Matariki Parade down London St

5.50pm Main Stage Programme

Powhiri and Kapa Haka from Rapaki Marae, Dance performances by Lyttlton Main School and the Hagley Dance Company choreographed by Fleur de Their, Bellydance by the Abbraccia dancers and live music from the Pa Kids.

7.30 - Lyttelton Port of Christchurch Fireworks Extravaganza

7.40 till late  Live Music

Live music programme - stay tuned for details of the line up

7.40 till late  London Street Carnivale

Harris and Turner London St Carnivale - local circus talent on stage and aerial rig, the old bakery site, London St.


6.00pm Women's Sacred Mysteries

Women's Sacred Mysteries - come walk a candle lit labyrinth at the upper petanque/civic square

6.00pm Lyttelon Museum

Lyttelon Museum - shedding light on Lyttelton's heritage. Window of Henry Trading, 27 London St.




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