Kaikōura Dark Sky EXPO

Come along to our EXPO from the 22nd to 28th May 2023 in the Exhibition Suite at the Mayfair Theatre and learn all about our proposed International Dark Sky Sancutary. … Read more

Dark Sky Quiz – Answers

Thanks to all those who took part in our recent Kaikōura Dark Sky Quiz to celebrate International Dark Sky Week 2023. Here are the answers: What is our home galaxy … Read more

Private Plan Change Process Underway

Black hole - Globular cluster

In order to protect the natural darkness of the sky across the district, the Kaikōura Dark Sky Trust are preparing a private plan change to the Kaikōura District Plan to … Read more

Kaikōura A&P Show Stopper

Community - Kaikoura Surf

So many fantastic colouring in and art entries for the night sky categories this year. Thanks to everyone who entered. The working group had so much fun chatting to lots … Read more

Creating a nightscape selfie

Nature - Universe

Curious as to how this selfie at the Old Wharf in Kaikōura was taken? Professional photographer, Neil Protheroe took this “light on the stars” by setting the camera on a … Read more

Kaikōura Dark Sky Website Launched

Sky - Phenomenon

The vision held by a group of passionate volunteers to achieve International Dark Sky status for Kaikōura is growing momentum. Recently established as the Kaikōura Dark Sky Trust, their new website https://kaikouradarksky.nz/ is packed full of useful tips on how to enjoy and protect our local exceptional night skies.

Children’s Art Competition winners

Dark-sky preserve - Kaikōura

Clearly lots of budding artists in Kaikoura! Thanks to everyone who entered the International Dark Sky Week 2022 children’s art art competition. There were so many amazing creations. The winners … Read more

Our Supporters

Thank you to all our supporters who have kindly provided free ongoing services & advice or have generously donated funds. You are amazing and the stars will shine a little brighter because of you.

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