Community: Sponsorship: LPC supporting Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour and our youth

Quail Island Ecological Restoration Trust

For over 20 years, we have supported the Quail Island Ecological Restoration Trust in the transportation of plants to the island for its annual planting programme and provided financial support throughout the year.

Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust

We are the principal sponsor for the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust to aid its work in the harbour and support the peninsula’s biodiversity. We also partner with it to help restore the Port Saddle land with native flora and fauna.

Lyttelton Netball Club

We support the Lyttelton Netball Club with an annual sponsorship to aid ongoing costs such as equipment, fees and maintenance.

Lyttelton Rugby Club

We supply each new member of the Lyttelton Rugby Club with a sports bag filled with shorts, socks, a jacket, a beanie and a mouthguard, as well as reducing club fees and ensuring the club is accessible to all families. This year, we also supported the club’s senior team in the Premier Reserve Division and provided new safety pads for the rugby goal posts.

Lyttelton Seafarer’s Centre

We assist the Lyttelton Seafarer’s Centre in providing a safe place for the thousands of seafarers that come through Lyttelton each year by supplying wifi connections and transportation.

UC Scholarship

We provide a scholarship to children of LPC employees to go towards university fees to demonstrate our appreciation for the commitment and work of all staff.

ExportNZ CECC series

LPC continues its annual partnership with the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce by funding a speaker breakfast series for the manufacturing sector.

Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust

We support the operations of the Canterbury Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, assuring that, when people across the province and out at sea have an emergency, the rescue helicopter will be there to look after them and their families.

Te Ahu Pātiki Charitable Trust

LPC is supporting the Te Ahu Pātiki Charitable Trust over the coming years in the natural regeneration of 500 hectares of land in Banks Peninsula.

Project Lyttelton Youth Group

Sponsorship from LPC goes towards the operational cost of the Lyttelton Youth Programme, enabling it to create a safe space for youth to connect.

Christchurch Antarctic Network

LPC aids the Christchurch Antarctic Network in its work to celebrate and promote Christchurch as one of the five International Antarctic gateways.

Diamond Harbour Youth and Community Trust

We covered the costs for the Diamond Harbour Youth and Community Trust to hold a camp at Living Springs for 28 young people and youth leaders in our community.

GirlBoss Awards

LPC sponsored the Inclusion category of the GirlBoss Canterbury Awards and the Enterprise category of the GirlBoss New Zealand Awards, highlighting young women who show commitment, dedication and service to others.

Broadfield Touch Rugby

We support the club with playing gear and trophies for prize giving.

Diamond Harbour Playcentre

We supported rebuilding the Playcentre playground for the children, including a new pou.

Ōhinehou Collective: Festivals of Action

We supported the newly formed Ōhinehou Collective to hold a series of Festivals of Action with talks about microplastics research, beeswax wrap workshops and alternatives to plastics. Lyttelton locals help the community take action and highlight sustainability challenges.

Diamond Harbour Health Care Project

We supported the improvement, extension and expansion of the Diamond Harbour Health/Medical Centre serving the community.

David Rose – Frisbee

We sponsored the Charteris Bay Disc Golf Tournament.

Summit Road Society

We supported the John Jameson Lookout project that sits beneath Ōrongomai and within the rohe of Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke. It includes a stone wall in the style of Harry Ell, a pou whenua by Caine Tauwhare, interpretation panels and an accessible lookout area with seating options, all complemented by native plantings.

Conservation Volunteers NZ

Whaka Ora Pest Project (WOPP) – committed to making Whakaraupō a pest-free sanctuary for biodiversity.

New Zealand Trailer Yacht Championship

We supported a weekend regatta held at Naval Point with 16 competitive boats and 54 people, with a total of 68 involved in the regatta. The event attracted six more boats than in previous years and financially boosted the local economy.

MUNZ Interport Sports Tournament

We sponsored the shirts for 16 staff members attending the MUNZ Interport Sports Tournament in Port Chalmers. The tournament has been running for 65 years, and LPC has supported the Lyttelton team for the past 10 years.

Diamond Harbour Events – Live at the Point

We supported free live music sessions held at Godley House Gardens, Diamond Harbour, every Sunday from January to March 2023. The family-friendly festivals were a hit with locals and visitors to Lyttelton Harbour.

Diamond Harbour School Enviro Camp

Our sponsorship helped Diamond Harbour School with their enviro camp, held at Living Springs.

Woolston Brass Incorporated

We supported the Woolston Brass Band with building renovations to the band room, which was substantially damaged in the 2011 earthquake. The new facility will be rebuilt on the current site and designed to support the broader needs of the Woolston community.

Blue Star Crew Bar Reunion

LPC provided funding for the reunion pōwhiri at Te Wheke Marae, Rāpaki.

Mindfulness Programme – Lyttelton Primary School

We supported Lyttelton Primary School in providing a Mindfulness in Schools programme where professionally trained and supervised mindfulness experts teach children and teachers directly, delivering ongoing classes that support learning and build up life skills to empower each person to fulfil their potential.

The Loons – Music and Performance Venue

We supported this Lyttelton venue with its Anzac Day commemoration event and funding for microphone cables.

Whakaraupō Carving Centre

We sponsored the opening event for the Rei Gallery, a space for emerging mid-career and established artists to showcase their creative work. Rei is an extension of Whakaraupō Carving Centre and Ōtautahi to include individuals and groups from all backgrounds who are a part of te ao Māori.

Tūtehuarewa Centenary 2023

In April 2023, Te Rūnanga o Koukourarata hosted a 3-day celebration in honour of the 100-year hall and whare named Tūtehuarewa after an ancestor, situated at the heart of Koukourarata (Port Levy).


We sponsored the Seaweek poetry competition by funding prizes and supported the hire of Tūranga and Selwyn Libraries.

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

We sponsored community concerts held by the CSO around the Lyttelton Harbour Basin at Cholmondeley Children’s Centre and Lyttelton Library.

Cholmondeley Giving Day

We supported Cholmondeley to help continue providing vital services to the tamariki and whānau who need it most and make a real difference in their lives, helping them build better and stronger futures.

Sponsorship highlights

Lyttelton Rugby Club


LPC has increased its sponsorship of the Lyttelton Rugby Club. It already supports the Lyttelton junior teams and has extended this to the senior rugby team competing in the Christchurch Metro Premier Reserve Competition for 3 years. In addition, LPC sponsored new safety pads for the rugby goal posts at the Lyttelton Rec Ground.

LPC was also the main sponsor of the Lyttelton Rugby Club Day, providing a BBQ for all the junior players with the women’s Super Rugby Aupiki Trophy on display.

LPC Cargo Handler John Fisher, manager of the senior team and Senior Club Captain, has been instrumental in increasing LPC sponsorship at the club.

The Lyttelton senior side made it to the semifinals of Premier Reserve against Lincoln Uni, going down 20–18 – a great season, and we’re proud of the team.

LPC has been involved in the Lyttelton junior club for many years and is proud to expand this to the senior team.

Diamond Harbour School

LPC has proudly supported the fundraising for two brand-new Airtime basketball hoops and a basketball court at Diamond Harbour School, which have proved popular with local students.

The hoops were officially opened at a special event in March 2023 by New Zealand basketball representatives Tai Wynard and Esra McGoldrick.

LPC supported the fundraising effort by providing $4,000 towards the hoops and courts along with the Diamond Harbour Education Trust, Four Square and Christchurch City Council.

Diamond Harbour School Principal Jill Pears said it was terrific to see the basketball hoops being well used by all the students and the Diamond Harbour community.

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