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The Harbour Co-op

The Harbour Co-op
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12 London Street, Lyttelton
Tel: (03) 3288 544
Formerly Lyttel Piko  - a branch of the iconic Piko Wholefoods in Christchurch. After the earthquakes re-modelled as a community owned co-operative. Now known as The Harbour Coop.

You'll find all of the same great products (and a few extras), same reasonable prices, same rustic atmosphere, but you also get to visit the historic port of Lyttelton with all of its ecclectic charm, providing a gateway to explore the rest of Banks Pennisula.

We stock a bit of everything (organic and local when available): fruit/veg, hot food, fresh baked snacks, flours, dried beans, grains, nuts, on-tap liquids, cleaning products, natural health and beauty, baby-care, books, magazines, cards, essential oils, vitamin supplements, plus a wide selection of gluten free products. We love chatting to travellers!

Why a co-op?

Because together we can achieve things that we couldn’t possibly achieve on our own.

Aside from the practical consideration of keeping good quality food available in our community, there are other reasons that we are forming a co-op:

    We are excited about being involved in a democratically-run store, rather than just shopping at a store owned by some corporation or individual; we can ensure that any profits resulting from our consumption are returned to the community (through member specials, educational initiatives, member-approved community developments…).
    Cooperating with others in our co-op gives a sense of ownership and connectedness. Working and cooperating with others, we can meet people with similar environmental and social values, while improving the community we live in.
    We can be involved in a business that is socially and environmentally conscious.

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We reduce/limit oil/gas carbon emissions We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use renewable natural furnishings We instruct staff in green practices We mention green/eco issues on our website

Open Hours

Monday - Friday 9-6, Sunday 10-5 Don't miss out on Lyttelton's Farmers' Market every Saturday morning 9-12!

All Year Available



From Christchurch follow signs to Lyttelton - 10 minutes. When you come out of the tunnel, turn left at the roundabout. Turn left on Canterbury Street and then right on London Street. We are halfway down the block on the left side between the Book Shop and Satchmo's. Street parking.
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