Michael J Fox and Peter Jackson on the Frighteners set: Picturing Canterbury

Michael J. Fox and Peter Jackson on the set of The Frighteners in London St, Lyttelton, Christchurch. The Lyttelton Post Office (now part of Lyttelton Library and Customer Services) is seen in the background, but was turned into Bistro Sundown for the movie. Also pictured, standing next to Jackson is Kiwi cinematographer, Alun Bollinger. May…
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Lighting up the winter nights – Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights, Friday 29 June 2018

This week is an exciting one for Lyttelton Library and our customers, with our fabulous Stories after Dark with Lindsey on Thursday night, and the awesome Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights on the evening of Friday 29 June. Lyttelton Library’s Stories after Dark starts at 6.30pm on Thursday 28 June – head down to the…
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David Welch – Port to Plains; Over and Under the Port Hills, the Story of the Lyttelton Railway Tunnel

The Lyttelton rail tunnel officially opened on 9 December 1867. The trip through the hill secion took less than seven minutes. This was New Zealand's first rail tunnel, and for many years it was also the country's longest. The Lyttelton rail tunnel was the first in the world that was driven through the side of…
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Lyttelton by train

Maybe you lived in Lyttelton and caught the train to go to high school. Or worked on the wharves but lived in town and caught the train to and from work. And what about the ferry service to Wellington – you might have taken the train to catch a sailing. Lyttelton Museum and Christchurch City…
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Lyttelton welcomes new-look Library and Customer Services

Lyttelton residents can now borrow library books and access Council customer services under one roof. Lyttelton Library and Customer Services at 18 Canterbury Street was officially re-opened this morning after being closed for 12 months for earthquake repairs. The building has been strengthened, refurbished and reconfigured so it can also accommodate a Christchurch City Council…
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Local author Jane Seaford: The Insides of Banana Skins

I've read a few authors on counter culture: Jack Kerouac, James Baldwin, W.S. Burroughs, Irvine Welsh but The Insides of Banana Skins is more like Marianne Faithfull's account of life on the wall ... Jane Seaford (Lyttelton, Dead is Dead and other stories) tells a story of a group of young naive women and men who live together, exploring the freedom of late 1960s…
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