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Secretary / Coordinator’s position Little River / Wairewa Community Trust.

One year contract for up to 20 hours per week

The Trust seeks a person who can communicate effectively. Is well organised and can coordinate with various community groups. Is familiar with the local area. Has experience in secretarial procedures. Is able to take minutes of monthly evening meetings.  Is prepared to work flexible hours and has a high degree of computer literacy. Is able to maintain confidentiality on relevant matters.  Has a good working knowledge of the requirements of a Charitable Trust.

For further details of this position interested persons please e-mail for a job description to the Trust Chair Robert Burch at 


 BP Walking FestivalTHE BANKS PENINSULA WALKING FESTIVAL is looking for ideas for walks in the Little River/Birdlings Flat/Okuti area.

If you’d be interested in leading a walk or opening up your land for a walk, please get in touch with Donald (325 1906) or

The walks that tend to be most popular are those that are a couple of hours or more in length, that cross land that people don’t usually have access to or that are guided by people with some expert knowledge.

The walking festival is being run by Project Littleton, Akaroa District Promotions, the Rod Donald Trust and the Little River Wairewa Community Trust.

The walks will take place in weekends across November.

Out of Hand6 August – 31 August – OUT OF HANDExhibition at the Little River Gallery by Ben Reid and Tim Wright.

Exhibition opens at 11am on Saturday 6 August and an invitation is extended to you to come.

Exhibition runs through to the 31 August.  Open 7 days a week.  9am to 5pm


Champion Business Awards


The Champion Canterbury Business Awards in association with The Press recognise and celebrate the excellence, innovation, and success of businesses and charities in the Canterbury region. There are award categories for all sectors and sizes. The awards region is defined by the Canterbury Regional Council boundaries.

We have two local Little River Business’s in the finals.  Silo Stay in the Champion Tourism Small Enterprise  Section and Catapult Employment Services in the Champion Charity Small Enterprise Section.  Kevin Blogg from Little River  is the Founder/Patron of Catapult Employment Services.   Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust is also a finalist in this section.

Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 21 September.  Wishing you well.
Champion Canterbury Ltd is the company who runs the Champion Canterbury Business Awards, which are 100% owned by the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce. The Champion Canterbury Business Awards began in 2003 and has grown and developed over the past 14 years to provide the largest business awards ceremony in New Zealand, with over 1,330 guests in attendance.

Quiz Night 126 August – Friday – Little River Play Centre QUIZ NIGHT – at the Little River Community Centre (doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm start).  Auctiion and raffle to be held on the night with some fantastic prizes to be won.  Supper will be provided and Bar available.

Entry fee of $60.00 per team (maximum of4 people per team.)  Register with Roreiana on 325 1961 or by email to  For $10.00 you can sponsor a question see Roriana for details


Kaituna Golf Club Men June 14 28 August Wilson Cup

Kaituna Golf Club is open for Casual Players – Green Fees $15.00  –  Jones Road (Gravel Road). Little River.

Contact Mark Phone 3251 007.

Ladies Club Captain Contact Trish Manson 3251 153


Lake Forsyth Flyin 201627 – 28 August – LAKE FORSYTH RALLY The Christchurch Radio Fliers Club (CRFC) is a group of people from all walks of life and ages (ranging from 17 to 70 something). We all share a love of aero modeling, and especially Radio Controlled aircraft – which is where we get our name . We meet regularly to fly (club day is on Sunday mornings) and many members also fly during the week. We also meet many times during the year to discuss aspects of modeling and to listen to interesting visiting speakers on a variety of topics not just modelling.

Our main event of the year is the FLOAT and FIELD fly-in which attracts many fliers from throughout New Zealand and is held over the last weekend in August. The current venue is at Lake Forsyth, although for the 11 years prior to 2006 it was held at Lake Crichton.


27 – 28 August – Saturday and Sunday- ETCHING WEEKEND WORKSHOP – Hosted by Omoana Press. 9.30am to 3.30pm each day.  Enrol now for this weekend workshop with Anna Dalzell at Omoana Press, Duvauchelle.  Contact 027 7855926 or 03 304 6875

29 August –  WOMEN’S WELLBEING – Caring for Body, Mind and Heart for Canterbury Migrant Women.  Every Monday  11am – 12.30pm starting 1 August.  To book your place please contact Canterbury Migrant Centre.  Phone 366 1315.  166 St Asaph Street, Christchurch.  Free Entry.  Donation would be appreciated. Facilitated by Tomo Takaku.  Migrant Women

origami_animals_av230 August – Tuesday – PIXIES ORIGAMI AYATORI – Craft Group for Pre-schooler’s (Home Schoolers and Elderly Welcome).  10.15am to 11.30am.  $5.00 per childactivity_village_keeping_kids_busy (under 2 free) at te Okuti Valley Hall.  Have a fun time together in a relaxed atmosphere.  Please bring your smile and a snack for your child.

1st  Week we will make Milk Carton Suit Case.  Then children can take it home with their Origami Art in it.  Please bring back with them next week.  Contact Sachi Miso 0212 111 789

REVIVAL CLOTHING FLYERRevival Clothing will be closed for earthquake repairs from Monday 23th Aug, for 3 – 4 weeks – instead we will be holding a weekly upcycling DIY group – on a tues from 10.30 till 1pm – at Gary’s Diner for Coffee and Crafts.  Next meeting 30 August

All Welcome, there will be some Craft Demos.  Contact Heather.

Contact Fiona 3290171

Heather 3251 259.

31 August – Wednesday –  8.30pm – LADIES SOCIAL INDOOR NETBALL  at the Little River Community Hall.  Gold coin entry.  Stop winter blues, meet people , have fun, non-competitive.  No experience necessary, just a sense of humour.  Phone Claire 3251 979 or Sue 3251 284 or just turn up each Wednesday

Empowering Positive Change 30 – 31 August  and 1,6 & 7 September  2016 – Empowering Positive Change 5 Day Programme Christchurch:  

Time: 8.30am sharp to 5.00pm Venue: 420 St Asaph Street, Christchurch Enrol online here:


BP Conservation Trusts Trappers Workshop31 August – Wednesday – BANKS PENINSULA CONSERVATION TRUST’S TRAPPERS WORKSHOP – The workshop will be held 1 – 4pm  at  the Presbyterian Church Hall in Akaroa. Afternoon tea provided.
Learn about…
Rat control – baits, layout, and monitoring to achieve effective rat control with Andy Cox, DOC
Practical trapping workshop with Phil Crutchley, CCC   Ask the experts – please bring along a question to ask our experts while we have them available!   RSVP to Marie Haley by the 30th of August on 03 304 7654 or email

PAINTED AND CARVED – Exhibition at the Akaroa Museum – Akaroa Museum opens the first of its new exhibitions. Painted and Carved- the art of J. H. Menzies is an exhibition about John Henry Menzies, a local artist and farmer with a deep interest in Maori patterns.

Menzies collected Maori patterns and applied them to features in his houses at Menzies Bay and on furniture. The beautiful St Luke’s church at Little Akaloa, consecrated in 1906, is the work of Menzies.  Painted and Carved can be viewed at Akaroa Museum until April 2017.

BIRDLINGS FLAT DISPLAY in the Waiting Room at the Historic Railway Station – Pine Cones to sell -$5 large bag, $3 small bag.  A Birdlings Flat Boys Club Fundraiser.   Great for starting your fire.  Find the Pine Cones on the Display.

Flower Power Garden Tour – Anyone in Little River interested in offering their garden for Visitors Labour Weekend Sunday 23 and Monday 24 October contact Fiona 3290 171 or Station Produce Stand

Little River War Memorial Boards on permanent display.

Information Service available with local maps and Brochures to help you with your travel plans. Craft Station and Community Produce Stand.

4235 Main Road, Little River.  Phone 3251 320.

Open 9.30 am – 4.30pm 7 days a week 


1 September – Thursday – Hill Top Hotel opens for the Spring/Summer season.  Hours Thursday to Sunday 10am to late

3 September  – Saturday – HOUSIE – at the Little River Community Centre –  Doors open 6.30pm first game 7pm.   BYO Food and drinks.  Raffles.  A Little River Fire Brigade Fundraiser.
No need to book just roll on in.

Expectant-Dad-Fathers-Day4 September – Sunday –


Remember to make Dads Day a Special one.

4 September  – Sunday – 5pm ST ANDREWS ANGLICAN CHURCH – Church Services first Sunday of the month 5pm, Formal Service with Communion.   Third Sunday 5pm – Brief Family Centred Message followed by a shared tea. Upper Church Road, Little River. Local contact Fiona Waghorn 3290-171.

5 September   – Monday 10 -12noon.  CORONATION LIBRARY GARDEN MORNING.Bruces Garden (2)

Bruce is continuing  his work in the Garden for the Winter.

If you have an hour or two to come along and help you would be most welcome.

Phone Bruce on 3251 040 to let him know you are coming.

logo5 September   – Monday – LITTLE RIVER WAIREWA COMMUNITY TRUSTS Meeting. 7.30pm in the Meeting Room at the Little River Service Centre

All Welcome.

Items for the Agenda to Mac Burch , Chairman.

7 September  – Wednesday – 11am.  COUNTRY LIVING OUTING  –  Hooded BBQ Class by Mary Holloway held at Frances De Latour’s home 692 Okains Bay Road, Okains Bay.

Email  or phone 03 304 8518.  Limited to 15. Cost to be confirmed.Contact Mary Millar

meditation poster 1 8 September  – LITTLE RIVER MEDITATION CIRCLE – Thursdays 28 July, 11 & 25 August, 8 September .  10.30am to 11.45am at 179 Breitmeyers Road.  Registration Essential.   Cost $10.00

You will be guided through mindful breathing to relax deeply into your heart where you will find peacefulness.

To register phone Tomo on 021 049 8209 or email

10 Saturday – MAD HATTERS DANCE  – at the Little River Community Centre.  Live Band “The Brooms”. – Further details to follow.

10 September – Saturday at 5pm. CATHOLIC MASS will be celebrated on the second Saturday in each month during the year.   It will be held at the Little River Service Centre.   Visitors are most welcome. Mass will be lead by  Father Paul Shannahan sm.  Marie Couper will lead a worship time for the children.

Contact Father Paul Shannahan sm 03 304 7083 Akaroa.

Hill Top Calla Cuba10 September – Saturday  – 7.30pm.  CALLE CUBA entertains at the Hill Top Hotel.

Open 10 to late Thursday to Sunday

11 September  – Sunday – 10-12noon. LITTLE RIVER TRAP LIBRARY OPEN. Allison   will be available to take your return traps, or loan you some new ones and to offer help and suggestions on using them. Open every 2nd Sunday in the Month. Okuti Valley Road up the Toy Library entrance at the Okuti Valley Sport and Recreation Club. Phone Allison 03 3251 336

a14 September  – Wednesday – The Akaroa-Wairewa Community Board Meeting at Akaroa

If you wish to make a deputation to the Board please contact Liz Carter on (03)304 1017 or on (03) 941 5682 from Christchurch or email

15 September – MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED – There is an opportunity for our Banks Peninsula Community to view this interesting film about education.  More information will come next term.  The trailer for this film is found at

takahe to akaroa relay17 September – Saturday –TAKAHE TO AKAROA ROAD RELAY –  Celebrating 76 years the annual Takahe to Akaroa Road Relay organised by the Athletics Canterbury Cross Country & Road Club. The first teams are expected to arrive at the Recreation Ground, Akaroa at approximately 2.00pm.

The prize giving will begin at 4.00pm at which time the fastest team into Akaroa will present the baton carrying the message from Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel to a representative of the Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board and Akaroa District Promotions.


Golf Day at Kaituna24 September – Saturday –  GOLF DAY AT KAITUNA – 10am Registration, 11am Shotgun Start.  Stableford competition.

$25.00 per player.  Teams of 4.

Contact Sam Manson to register: 027 699 8031 or

All proceeds support Little River A & P Show.

BBQ, Raffles and Prizes

See you there! (Tell your friends)


paul-ubana-jones at the Hill Top24 September – Saturday – PAUL UBANA JONES – entertains at the Hill Top Hotel – $25.00.

The Hill Top Tavern open Thursday  to Sunday 10am to late. Thursday Nights from 5pm

Daylight Saving25 September 2016 – Sunday – DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STARTS – When local standard time is about to reach Sunday 25 September 2.00am clocks are turned forward one hour to reach Sunday 25 September 2016 3.00am local daylight time instead.

There will be more light in the evening.


 Living Streams Emblem sign LIVING STREAMS COMMUNITY NURSERY    Nursery  will be closed over the Winter.

Annelies  can always be contacted  for plants over winter. Please phone her and she will arrange to meet you at the nursery or have a look in the nursery and let Annelies know  the plants required and she will put aside  for you to pick up.  Because of the dry autumn the planting opportunity came late. Planting is still ok though.  You will find the nursery behind the Little River Service Centre      Phone 3251 229.


Motukarara Races2 October – Sunday – MOTUKARARA RACES – further details to be advised.  Other dates for races as below.

Sunday 2 October 2016.  Sunday 20 November 2016.

Thursday 29 December 2016.  Sunday 29 January 2017.

Sunday 26 March 2017.  Easter Monday 17 April 2017

Banks Peninsula Hill Climb15 and 16 October Saturday and Sunday – BANKS PENINSULA HILLCLIMB WEEKEND

This is two sealed hillclimbs run over one weekend in the Banks Peninsula area.  Saturday is on the Summit Road, between Evans Pass Road and Mt Pleasant Road.

Sunday is Kinloch Road, Little River.

RATEC Motor Sports



Hll Top Nic Saxon15 October – Saturday – NICK SAXEN – entertains at the Hill Top Hotel


Open 10 to late Thursday to Sunday

Banks Peninsula Ball15 October – Saturday – The Banks Peninsula Rugby Football Club BANKS PENINSULA BALL. A Red Carpet Event for the Banks Peninsula Community at the Gaiety Hall, Rue Jolie, Akaroa.

Amazing Live Band THE MENNIEZ – Fantastic Canapés and Cash Bar.

7pm to Midnight.  Red Carpet Arrivals 7 – 8pm.

Ticket Price $80.00.  Early Bird $65.00 (16/9/2016)

Go to to buy your tickets.


oldboats29/30  October – Saturday to Sunday -The AKAROA CLASSIC AND TRADITIONAL BOATS REGATTA –  This year’s Akaroa Classic and Traditional Boats Regatta will again be centred at the Akaroa Recreation Ground and on the water of the adjacent inner harbour during the weekend of Oct 29-30. We look forward to again enjoying the delights of Akaroa again and the camaraderie of all those who enjoy the pleasure of ‘messing about’ in boats be they classic or traditional.
 A major aim of this regatta, our 7th, is to be a gathering for likeminded people to bring out their craft whatever age or stage they are at, use them and share experiences with others.  In the past regattas participants have learned new skills, established new friendships and renewed old acquaintances.

Phone03 942 6165



30 October – Sunday – COMMUNITY BREAKFAST AND LITTLE RIVER CLUB INFORMATION DAY – Contact Jill Tini if your Club would like to have a stand at this event.


Hill Top Jo Meares10 December – Saturday – 7.30pm.  JO MEARS entertains at the Hill Top Hotel

Open 10 to late Thursday to Sunday


18 December – Sunday – Little River Christmas Event


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