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LPC is committed to engaging with, and supporting, the Harbour Basin and Rolleston communities in which it operates and the Christchurch, Canterbury area.

Sponsorships range from financial or in-kind support for activities that deliver ongoing benefits through to specific support for projects, events and initiatives.

LPC focuses on providing sponsorship for:

  • Community, child and youth development and environmental initiatives in Lyttelton Harbour Basin and the Rolleston Area
  • Organisations supporting Christchurch and Canterbury economic development and growth
  • Wider community beneficial initiatives in Christchurch.

There are two funding rounds a year and the deadlines to submit applications are:

  • 31 July
  • 31 January.

To make an application please see our sponsorship application form and sponsorship policy.


Lyttelton Port Company is pleased to announce that it is now a sponsor of the Māia Health Foundation.




 Photo by Anthony Powell ©Antarctica New Zealand Pictorial Collection 2016

Photo by Anthony Powell ©Antarctica New Zealand Pictorial Collection 2016

With an ongoing commitment to environmental awareness and a long, proud association with Antarctica exploration vessels, LPC is delighted to announce its latest sponsorship of TEDxScottBase.

In a first-of-its-kind event, Antarctica New Zealand will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Scott Base, one of the oldest research facilities in the international territory of Antarctica by hosting and broadcasting TEDxScottBase around the world.

TEDx events are independently organised around the globe, and represent a diversity of views on a variety of issues. TEDxScottBase promises to be even more unique, held on international soil with collaborators and guest speakers from around the world in an aim to bring the very best of ideas worth spreading, not only to Antarctica but to the world.



Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust

LPC representatives (middle)at the Trust's Foundation Sponsors launch.

LPC representatives (middle)at the Trust’s Foundation Sponsors launch.

The Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust and LPC have agreed to work on a project cooperatively with other harbour users to ensure this valued local environment is well cared for. As well as complying with relevant environmental legislation, LPC works to proactively minimise the environmental impact of its business.

Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust

Quail Island Ecological Restoration Trust

Quail Island (2)

LPC has supported the Quail Island Ecological Restoration Trust since 1999 and is continuing its support in 2016. The Trust undertakes work to restore the island’s indigenous vegetation and fauna that would provide a safe refuge for local, rare or endangered species.

In addition to financial support, LPC provides in-kind assistance by donating the services of our Marine staff and one of LPC’s Pilot boats to transport plants to the island for the annual planting programme in August.

Quail Island Ecological and Restoration Trust

Champion Canterbury Business Awards

LPC has always had a strong presence at the business awards. From left at the 2016 awards are LPC Chief Executive Peter Davie with Scott Jennings of Foot Science International, David Boyd of Foot Science International and Ali Adams of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

Held in September each year, the Champion Canterbury Business Awards celebrate the excellence, innovation and success of businesses and charities in the Canterbury region.

LPC is at the heart of trade in Canterbury and our sponsorship reflects our support of the awards that encourage top performance in business. The Awards celebrate those that help connect the province to the rest of the world.

Champion Canterbury Business Awards

Project Lyttelton – Festival of Lights

For the past decade LPC has been a proud sponsor of the mid-winter celebration Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights.

LPC was delighted to sponsor the annual fireworks during the 2016 street party night at the Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights. The show lasted around 15 minutes and featured hundreds of individual fireworks that about 10,000 Lyttelton and Christchurch residents enjoyed.

Project Lyttelton

Lyttelton Rugby Club

LPC teamed up with the Lyttelton Rugby Club to sponsor the junior team for its 2016 season and will continue the relationship into 2017.

The Club’s reach extends from Lyttelton to its surrounding areas, including Diamond Harbour and Heathcote. LPC is a long time sponsor of the Club.

Lyttelton Rugby Club

Lyttelton Community House Trust

The Lyttelton Community House Trust is a registered charitable trust, established in 2008. Located at 7 Dublin Street, Lyttelton, the facility provides a friendly environment for people to drop in for a chat, enjoy a community lunch on Tuesdays, hold community group meetings and receive support from experienced staff.

The Trust also provides a meals-on-wheels service and assistance with transport for shopping and appointments for the elderly in the Lyttelton community.

In 2016 and into 2017 LPC is providing funds to help cover some of the Trust’s operational costs. This is the only community service of its kind in Lyttelton.

Lyttelton Community House Trust

Lyttelton Football Club

LPC Football Club Donation Photos Low res

Lyttelton Football Club players Tane Gunn, Isaac Warren, Connor Buckley and Sayyad Mille have traded in their old soccer gear for the new equipment sponsored by LPC.

The Lyttelton Football Club is experiencing growing interest from junior players keen to get into the sport. The club developed an introductory programme in 2012 to teach young children, aged eight to 13, the ins-and-outs of the game.

“Until now we’ve been running the programme using secondhand equipment and make-shift goal posts, so we haven’t had the resources to really excel,” said Lyttelton Football Club Head Coach Mick Stephenson.

“The equipment LPC funded has been the best thing to happen since we started. We now have almost 100 children registered so we’ve decided to run the programme throughout the school term.”

The ‘Introduction to Football’ course is held three times a week at the Lyttelton Primary School and the Lyttelton Recreation Centre.


Canterbury Youth Development Programme

CYDP Peter Davie Bevan Seal LPC car (1)

LPC Chief Executive Peter Davie hands over the keys of a new vehicle to Bevan Seal, CEO of CYDP – April 2016

In early 2016, LPC funded the purchase of a vehicle for the Canterbury Youth Development Programme (CYDP) to allow coordinators to make home visits to disadvantaged youth and their families.

CYDP coordinators provide ongoing support to disadvantaged youth, and help transport them to vocational and educational opportunities.


Lyttelton Seafarers’ Centre


Ship crews use the Centre to stay in touch with their loved ones.

In 2015 the Lyttelton Seafarers’ Centre reopened on Norwich Quay in Lyttelton, providing a safe place for visiting seafarers to relax when in Port. The Centre provides free internet access so seafarers can contact home, and purchase foreign exchange, food and drink.

LPC’s sponsorship will be used to help cover the facility’s operational costs.

Lyttelton Seafarers’ Centre  

Lyttelton Netball Club

Lyttelton Netball (4)

LPC’s logo stands out on the Lyttelton Netball Club uniform.

LPC has been the major sponsor of the Lyttelton Netball Club since 2012. Funding is used to equip players with uniforms and sporting equipment required for the year ahead, including new team jackets, balls and player of the day certificates.

In past seasons, LPC has provided the club with tickets to at-home Mainland Tactix games and organised a training session with key players from the team.

Lyttelton Netball Club


Kidsfirst Kindergarten

Kidfirst photo

LPC funded the purchase of a new camera for teachers and children to capture milestones and memories.

Families with children attending Kidsfirst Lyttelton can now review photos of the day’s events and share in their child’s experiences. Some LPC staff and their families live close to the kindergarten and have children attending.

The children enjoy using the camera, which is robust enough to handle their enthusiastic work and play.

Kidsfirst Lyttelton

Albion Square

Albion Square (3)

Lyttelton’ s civic project, Albion Square.

Albion Square, located on the corner of London and Canterbury Streets in Lyttelton, opened in November 2014. The square features a stage, terraces, play equipment, edible fruit trees and herb gardens, as well as the restored Lyttelton War Memorial Cenotaph.

LPC has donated more than $20,000 worth of recycled wharf timber from the former Cattle Jetty which was demolished in the Inner Harbour in December 2012.

The wharf timbers give the square a unique Port flavour and now have a new place within the infrastructure for Lyttelton’s community.

Ronald McDonald House South Island

Mark Nicholls (CityDepot) and son making the apple crumble

Mark Nicholls (CityDepot) and son making the apple crumble

LPC has been a supporter of Ronald McDonald House South Island since 2008. Ronald McDonald House provides free accommodation for parents and the siblings of children being treated for serious illnesses at Christchurch Hospital.

One night each month, LPC funds the Family Dinner Programme in which staff volunteer their time to cook, clean and serve a two-course meal to local families staying at Ronald McDonald House.

Ronald McDonald House 

Diamond Harbour Cricket Club

LPC’s 2016 sponsorship was used to purchase uniforms for three junior teams at the Diamond Harbour Cricket Club. Around 30 members, aged between six and 12, have new playing shirts and hoodies as a result of the sponsorship. The club also contributed to the uniforms by fundraising in the community.

Diamond Harbour Cricket Club

Lyttelton Stories Audio Tours Project

The Lyttelton Stories Audio Tours Project was granted sponsorship by LPC to fund a new initiative that will use a smartphone app to tell stories of Lyttelton residents in their own voices. The funding will enable the initial stages of the project to get underway, with content created in collaboration with Lyttelton Primary School, Lyttelton Museum and others in the community.

Diamond Harbour Scouts

The Diamond Harbour Scouts’ cutter vessel at a regatta in Lake Brunner. The rescue boat pictured belongs to a scouting parent.

The Diamond Harbour Scouts’ cutter vessel at a regatta in Lake Brunner. The rescue boat pictured belongs to a scouting parent.

The Diamond Harbour Scouts was a new group to receive sponsorship from LPC in 2016. The Scouts are fundraising to purchase a new rescue boat to support a cutter vessel they bought earlier in the year. LPC’s sponsorship will contribute to about 10 percent of the boat’s total cost.

The Scouts are fundraising in the community to raise the required funds, and hope to reach their target in 2017.

Diamond Harbour Scouts

Whangaraupo Netball Club

Whangaraupo Netball Club will use funds from LPC’s sponsorship programme to purchase new uniforms that will be used at the South Island Maori Netball Tournament.

Whangaraupo Netball Club

Blue Star Line Reunion

The Southland Star entering Lyttelton Harbour in March 1993. The container ship was a regular visitor to Lyttelton from 1979 to 1993.

The Southland Star entering Lyttelton Harbour in March 1993. The container ship was a regular visitor to Lyttelton from 1979 to 1993.

The Blue Star Line Reunion has received financial support from LPC for an event to be held in March 2017. The reunion is held every two years, alternating between Australia and New Zealand. This is the first time it is being held in Christchurch. It is an opportunity for around 90 former employees of the Blue Star Line shipping company, which regularly called at Lyttelton, to reconnect.

LPC’s sponsorship will help cover transport costs in and around Christchurch and Lyttelton for about 90 people attending the reunion. The funds will also help to produce a souvenir booklet.

Rolleston Scout Group

LPC granted sponsorship to the Rolleston Scout Group to aid its participation in the 21st New Zealand Scout Jamboree, held in Blenheim from December 29 to January 7. Funds will be used to transport a shipping container full of equipment to the national scouting event.

Rolleston Scout Group

St John Selwyn Central Area Committee

LPC is a platinum sponsor for St John Selwyn Central Area Committee’s fundraising initiative to build a new ambulance centre in Rolleston. The development of the new base, on the corner of Kidman Street and Norman Kirk Drive, includes the refurbishment of an existing building and the construction of a garage to house two to three vehicles. The complex will include a community-based training facility.

The St John Selwyn Central Area Committee is also working on the project through community fundraising. The building will be handed over to an ownership trust within St John organisation in early 2017.

The new centre will allow an ambulance station to run on a 24 hour a day basis.

Project Rolleston

Weedons Primary School

Weedons Primary School received financial support from LPC in 2016. The school has 165 students and counts LPC as a neighbour, being very near LPC’s new inland port at Rolleston, MidlandPort.

The funds will be used to help promote the annual Weedons Twilight Christmas Fair. The special occasion will celebrate the school’s 145th birthday, and welcome LPC to the area.

Weedons Primary School

Rolleston Warriors Rugby League Club (RWRLC)

Rolleston Warriors under 5’s on game day

Rolleston Warriors under 5’s on game day

Established in 2016 The Rolleston Rugby League is a newly formed club based in the Rolleston Township. A family orientated club with an emphasis on junior players the RWRLC currently have players registered in every age grade up to under 12s, including one complete nursery grade team, and a future plan to provide playing opportunities for older children with teams up to under 18s.

The sponsorship that LPC have provided will go towards sports equipment and player uniforms.

Waikirikiri Basketball Club

Clearview School Vs Rolleston Primary at Lincoln High School

Canterbury Basketball Association is establishing the Waikirikiri Basketball Club Rolleston (and Selwyn District). The sponsorship from LPC has supported the establishment of the Waikiriri Basketball Club, which will enter its first teams in the CBA Primary Competition  All Stars Tournament in August.

There is currently no club in the area and a growing number of children wanting to play. LPC funding will go towards court hire and uniform costs for junior competitions.

Waikirikiri Sport

Waikirikiri Vs Southern at Foster Park, Rolleston

A new community Sports club based in the Rolleston/Selwyn district, Waikirikiri Sport pride themselves on fostering community involvement and are inclusive across all demographics for both boys and girls. Funding will go towards the Junior Hockey Clubs in order to provide Coaching Packs for each of their junior teams.

Canterbury United

The Canterbury Dragons celebrating

A non-profit organisation which operates to represent Canterbury at an elite level, Canterbury United provides a pathway for young talent to excel in their chosen sport. With a strong community focus they work to connect grass roots football to the elite amateur teams with operations covering the central city, Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Lyttelton, Methven, Rolleston and Ashburton. Funding will be used for sporting equipment that will be donated to local communities, clubs and primary schools.

The Peninsula Art Auction

Items being auctioned at this years event

Held every two years, The Peninsula Art auction is the primary fundraiser for the Lyttelton Primary School. Money raised from the fundraiser will be used over the two years following the auction to benefit the children of Lyttelton Primary School. The sponsorship that LPC provided helped to facilitate the running of the auction.

The Naval Point Club Lyttelton

Based in Magazine Bay, the Naval Point Club Lyttelton has over 750 members and provides opportunities for boats of all classes, including junior/youth dinghies, senior dinghies, windsurfers, trailer yachts, keelboats, powerboats, waka, jet-ski, swim and other open water sports.

LPC are delighted to provide the Naval Point Club Lyttelton with two new containers. The addition of these two containers will allow the club to not only store its rescue/coaching boat in a safe and secure location, but also provide additional storage services to members.

The New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Conference at the University of Canterbury

The New Zealand Marine Sciences Society (NZMSS) is New Zealand’s major professional association of marine scientists. It is a non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing marine science and our understanding of the marine environment within New Zealand, supporting our up-and-coming scientists of the future, and providing advice to government on marine environment, resource, conservation and policy issues.

As a major sponsor of the 2017 conference, LPC funding will go towards supporting the event, further cementing its commitment to scientific marine research to ensure a health harbour for the future.

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