Lyttelton Timeball

The Lyttelton Timeball Station is a heritage-registered time ball station and prominent local landmark in Lyttelton, New Zealand. The original station was significantly damaged by a series of earthquakes and aftershocks in 2010 and 2011, and finally collapsed on 13 June 2011 after a magnitude 6.4 aftershock.

A huge fund raising project ensued and the $3 million re-building project got underway in July 2017, with the Timeball itself hoisted into place in late June 2018.  Proudly reopened on 2 November 2018 the landscaped grounds offer a pleasant spot for relaxing, catching harbour views, watching a busy port and allowing this landmark and its maritime and human history to live on.