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Free Lyttelton Port Tours start this month

Free Lyttelton Port Tours start this month

Free tours of Lyttelton Port by boat will start at the end of this month (Sunday 27 September) so the community can see the developments underway and hear what is planned.

A ninety minute free tour on the Canterbury Cat will leave from the Lyttelton ferry terminal at 1.30pm on the last Sunday of the month. An LPC representative will provide information and answer questions about the area covered during the cruise, including the Inner Harbour, Dampier Bay, the Container Terminal operations and reclamation.

“This is another step in our ongoing engagement with the community,” said LPC Chief Executive Peter Davie. ”Taking a tour of the Port by boat is the safest and most effective way of viewing the developments in progress and understanding the long term plan to ensure a modern, thriving Port that meets the increasing needs of our customers and the growing freight requirements of the Canterbury economy.”

“We have some of our most experienced staff providing commentary on the boat tours to make sure everyone can get a good understanding of what’s happening, what’s planned and why.”

Bookings for the free Port tours by boat can be made by phoning LPC reception (03 328 8198) Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.

At the end of each Port tour passengers will be invited to make a donation to Cholmondeley Children’s Centre located in nearby Governors Bay.

Since opening in 1925 Cholmondeley has cared for over 26,000 children and continues to provide short-term emergency and planned respite care for Canterbury children. The community funded service cares for children from ages 3 to 12, focusing on preserving the family bond, returning children to their families more refreshed and more resilient than when they left. Cholmondeley has recently rebuilt the centre and returned fully to Governors Bay after operating on split sites for over four years


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