What is Harbourwatch?

Looking out for our harbour

Whakaraupƍ/Lyttelton Harbour is a treasured place, home to people and communities, natural habitats and taonga species. LPC is committed to protecting our harbour during the Port’s recovery. Environmental monitoring is an essential part of this. LPC created, and will maintain, Harbourwatch as a place to bring all our monitoring into one place so that harbour residents can easily access the information we gather.

Blog updates

Recommitment of Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour Plan

The five partners of the Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour plan have signed a new memorandum of understan...

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Te Awaparahi Bay Reclamation moves ahead

Excellent progress is being made on the Te Awaparahi Bay reclamation, with a split hopper barge w...

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Major Projects


The South Island's growing economy means Lyttelton Port will need more land to handle increasing volumes of export and import trade. The key to greater freight capacity is a new container terminal at Te Awaparahi Bay.

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Channel Deepening

Dredging commenced on the 29th of August to increase the depth, length and width of the shipping channel to provide access for larger vessels.

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Cruise Berth

A new cruise berth is being built to allow the return of major cruise ships to our harbour.

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Piling update / Fri 19 Jul

A few equipment issues today, so no piling until Monday now.

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