12 December – Wednesday – LITTLE RIVER COMMUNITY CAROLS – Come along with your friends and family and bring a plate for supper.
7pm at the Little River Wairewa Marae. Christchurch to Akaroa Highway, Cooptown, Little River. A combined Little River Churches event. Anglican, Baptist and Catholic. Feel free to phone Kim and Christine Peters for further details 3251 099
to Saturday to 17 December New Exhibition WORKING TITLE – featuring the work of David Lloyd, Jane Downes, David Green, Blanche Fryer and Kimberley Dodd. Working Title is the new exhibition at the Little River Gallery. The exhibition runs through to the 17 December.Little River Gallery, Main Road, Little River. Phone 3251 944. Open Seven Days a week. 9am to 5pm.
Seasons Greetings! from the Team at Silo Stay – We may have solved your Christmas gift dilemma. We are offering our “SiloStayers” a new package deal for luxury and thrills. We will post this out to you as a Gift Voucher valid for 12 months so your gift recipients can choose when they would like to experience the adventure. Full price for this package would normally be $540 but we are offering it to you, our valued guests for $480 .
eBIKING ADVENTURES – 2 hour/ Overnight – Experience biking like never before with this luxury guided ebiking adventure and accommodation package that is truly unique. Making steep hills possible using state of the art electric bikes exploring the breath-taking Banks Peninsula landscape over two thrilling hours. Overnight at SiloStay’s luxury apartments. These apartments have been purpose built from new grain silos into innovative, stylish and enviro-friendly self-contained pods, enabling one to enjoy relaxation and rejuvenate in luxury. Full details on attached poster. Call Lisa for more details and purchasing. Payment options available . Phone (03) 3251977. http://www.silostay.kiwi.nz/book-now/packages/
Little River School – Environment for Learning. During the year we’ve been working on prioritising what we’d like our school to be outside of the buildings.
We have an opportunity to improve the function and aesthetics of these spaces and make the most of what is essentially our largest classroom.
This link will take you to a very short survey we’d like our community to complete to help us with our plans for 2019.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3YQ8PPV This survey will remain open through to the beginning of February. Thank you J
TIMEBANKING IN LITTLE RIVER – People in the Little River area have been offered a fantastic opportunity to become a Neighbourhood within the Selwyn Time bank. This means we can trade time credits rather than money for services, products, and equipment. Learn more about Time Banking at selwyntimebank.net.nz. Little River Contact Virginia Phone 027 2750733 or Sandra Tuckwell phone 3251 970
HOUSEKEEPING WORK OFFERED – We are looking for someone local to do 3 to 4 hours housekeeping once a week for a couple for a month or two. Contact Heather Carmichael Work 021 346698 or Home 027 4362 044
YOGA IN LITTLE RIVER – Wednesdays 9.45 -11am @ the Little River Community Centre – all welcome, meditation, breathing, relaxation and asana. Get fit for Summer! $15/class. Just come along or for more information phone .Arielle – 027 232 1610
SWIMMING – Keys to the Little River School Swimming Pool are available to anyone in the Community and can be purchased from the School Office for $60.00 plus a $20 bond. email email@example.com or phone 3251 004.
The Little River Wairewa Community Trust run regularly drop in sessions on a Tuesday between 10 – 12 noon in the meeting room at the Little River Service Centre. If you have a project you would like to discuss or would like to know more about the Big Ideas Town Planning projects come along and have a chat with Barb or Mac.
To find out what the Little River Wairewa Community Trust have been up read their latest Newsletter here
December – CRUISE SHIPS INTO AKAROA for DECEMBER – This Saturday there will be two Cruise Ships into Akaroa. Be aware that the roads will be really busy on Cruise Ship Days with extra buses as well as the normal busy holiday time traffic, campervans, trailers with boats and holiday makers so take your time and do not rush.
There will be Cruise Ships in Akaroa on the following dates. 1st (2 ships), 2nd ,3rd ,6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 14th, 15th, 16th (2 ships) , 18th , 21st , 27th , 28th , 29th and 31st. The Cruise Ships in the harbour look amazing. Well worth a trip over to see.
ROAD WORKS ON WAINUI ROAD – A Stormwater culvert replacement on Wainui Main Road at the East End of Wainui Bay. Work will start November 2018 to Mid December 2018. A temporary Road Closure will be in place on the Wainui Main Road and a marked diversion using Cemetery Road will be in place for the duration of the works (3 to 4 weeks). Works will be undertaken between 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday. Read full notice HEREROAD WORKS ON GOVERNORS BAY ROAD/DYERS PASS INTERSECTION – Read full notice HERE
Saturdays – EFD – Elegantly crafted and handpicked accessories for you and your home. Biz will be opening her shop between 10am and 4pm on a Saturday over the summer season until Easter. Pop down and check out the lovely selection of bags, hats and accessories available. Biz can open other days by appointment. EFD can be found at 4267 ChCh to Akaroa Road, Little River. Phone 027 535 7433. www.efd.co.nz
13 December – Thursday – JED PARSONS – The Little Wee South Island Tour with special Guests at the Ma Maison Akaroa. Tickets at undertheradar.co.nz
ASTRONOMIC DELIGHTS – Join us to view the night sky above Akaroa. Friday & Saturday nights, 8.00pm-10.00pm. 10 inch Newtonian telescope. Heritage Park, 10 mins drive from Akaroa. Check with us for times and conditions, phone Craig on 027 3000 547. Dress warm. Charges: Children $5. Adults when accompanied by a child are FREE. Children under 15 are free, (in other words everyone is FREE).
firstname.lastname@example.org phone 027 3000 547
15 December – Saturday – LIVING SPRINGS COMMUNITY NURSERY – The nursery is now open Wednesday Saturday 10 to 2pm. The Nursery is open on a Wednesday and Saturday each week.If you need plants outside of Nursery Hours contact Anneliese and she will arrange to meet you at the nursery or have a look in the nursery and let her know the plants required and she will put aside for you to pick up. Plants can be paid for on line, cheque or cash. You will find the nursery behind the Little River Service Centre. Read the Nursery November Newsletter with ideas on what to plant on your land on he following link here
Contacts Annelies (ph 021 1082161 or email email@example.com) or Fiona Waghorn firstname.lastname@example.org phone 3290 171 or : 022 1669 523
15 December – Saturday – Cecil Turbine & Jane McArthur – HOUSE CONCERT – at The Red House, 55 Holmes Bay Road – up the drive to the left. 6.30pm shared pot luck – 7.30pm music starts. $15.00. Register at email@example.com (poster attached)
Event page here: https://www.facebook.com/
16 December – Sunday – COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK – Live Music, Jumping Castle, Face Painting, Whanua Fun. from 3.30pm at the Akaroa Playground. All Welcome. Bring a blanket and whatever else for your relaxation. firstname.lastname@example.org Phone03 304 8659
17 December – BANKS PENINSULA COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING – 10am. Akaroa. Read the Banks Peninsula Community Boards December Newsletter HERE Some great news in this newsletter under Community Matters for Little River -“Little River – A capital project is under way to address drainage and flooding concerns following a Little River Wairewa Community Trust submission to the Long Term Plan.”
Well done Mac Burch, Chair of the Little River Wairewa Community Trust and his team for collating this very necessary capital project into a submission format to go forward for CCC Long Term Plan Funding and be successful.
Contact Liz Carter, Community Board Advisor, Banks Peninsula/Lyttelton. 027 281 4835/ 941 5682 liz,email@example.com
Te Oka Reserve extends from sea level to about 680 metres. The Council bought 903 hectares of farmland in Te Oka and Tumbledown valleys to form the park, aiming to protect and enhance natural values, and to provide recreational opportunities. Reserve features include:
- a landscape containing a variety of grassland, forested and coastal environments
- an existing track network
- proximity to Te Oka and Tumbledown Bays
Consultation on the Te Oka Reserve Management Plan is open and we welcome your comments and suggestions. Submissions need to be with us by 5pm Tuesday 18 December. Contact Philippa Upton, Engagement Advisor, Public Information and Participation, Christchurch City Council. Phone 03 941 8808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
20 December – SUMMER SHOW – The new Exhibition at the Little River Gallery featuring work by David Lloyd, Jane Downes, David Green, Blanche Fryer, Kimberley Dodd, Andi Reagan, Sheila Brown, Robin Slow, John Emery, Kirsty Nixon. The exhibition will run through to the 30 January.
Little River Gallery, Main Road, Little River. Phone 3251 944. Open Seven Days a week. 9am to 5pm.
20 December – Thursday – LITTLE RIVER SCHOOL POOL PARTY – For School Pupils. Last day of term for the Christmas Holidays.
Little River Library will be closed from 4.30pm Monday 24 December and opens again Thursday 3 January 2019 at 8.30am.
Little River Service Centre – Our opening hours at Little River Service Centre over the festive season:
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 4.30pm. Closed 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Closed: 25 December 2018 – 2 January 2019
Followed by Eggnog and Christmas Mince Pies…
(Juice for children)
Supported by Mt Herbert Parish .
25 December – Tuesday – CHRISTMAS DAY – Wishing you and your family a very happy day. Mt Herbert Christmas Services 2018 attached. There will be a Service at St Andrews, Little River 9am on the 25 the December. For the full list of Services go here
29/30 December – Saturday and Sunday – ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES FAIR – with FOAM. Save the dates. $5.00 adults, children free. The Gaiety, 105 Rue Jolie, Akaroa.
Free Entry – Family Fun. Bring all your family down to Motukarara Raceway for the races $10 Entry per Adult – Grass Track Racing .
Bring down the whole family, sports club or social club for the second of our three major race meetings for the season! A perfect outing for your Christmas gathering! We’ll have plenty of race day fun for you to enjoy including lots of free entertainment for the children and grass track harness racing at its best!
Public Submissions Invited – Draft Ōruaka Historic Reserve Management Plan
Pursuant to section 41 of the Reserves Act 1977, this notice serves to advise that a draft reserve management plan has been prepared for the area known as Ōruaka Historic Reserve, situated on Bossu Road, near Birdlings Flat and Te Roto o Wairewa / Lake Forsyth, Banks Peninsula.
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu invites written suggestions or comments on the draft reserve management plan. The location of the land to which the draft reserve management plan relates is shown in the figure below.
A copy of the draft reserve management plan is available for inspection at the following places for the period between Friday 9 November 2018 and Friday 18 January 2019:
- • Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Te Whare o Te Waipounamu, 15 Show Place, Addington, Christchurch.
- • Little River Library / Te Kete Wānanga o Wairewa, State Highway 75, Little River. C17033_Final_Public_Notice_Draft_Plan_20181031
Food is provided by a selection of the Peninsula’s more innovative food trucks and wine and beer by local wineries. All in the beautiful setting of Wainui.
$40 a ticket. Midday until 9pm-ish.
For more information email email@example.com
6 January – Sunday – 11am –ST ANDREWS ANGLICAN CHURCH– Church Services first Sunday of the month. 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.
7 January – Monday 10 -12noon. CORONATION LIBRARY GARDEN MORNING. It’s Summer . The garden is looking good. There is plenty of work in the garden – 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.
LIBRARY SUMMER READNG CHALLENGE – The Christchurch City Libraries Summer Reading Challenge has started, running from 1st December – 28 February 2019. The competition will be running both online and in libraries – people can enter by picking up a postcard entry form from libraries or in the next edition of Huraina – the library magazine.
– All customers need to do is complete at least 5 reading experiences from the options listed on the challenge sheet and they are eligible to enter. There are two separate categories – Children 0-13 years of age inclusive, and 13+ years of age inclusive.
– There will also be Facebook competitions throughout the summer season for those who would like to ‘post’ their entries via this channel.
– The prizes will include movie passes, book vouchers and other Christchurch experiences for you and your family to enjoy over the summer.
– You can pick up a postcard entry form from your local library, cut one out of the latest edition of Huraina, or download a copy from the Library website. You can enter when you had had an adult stamp, sticker or tick that you have had 5 reading experiences from the options listed on the challenges sheet. ‘Post’ your entry in the Summer Reading Challenge postbox in your library, or simply fill in the online entry form to be in the draw!
– You do not need to have a library card to be able to enter.
11 – 27 January – THE AKAROA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL – Now celebrating its twelth anniversary, the Akaroa Music Festival is New Zealand’s premiere residential music school. An array of distinguished international musicians provides lessons, masterclasses and concerts against the breathtaking backdrop of one of the world’s most beautiful seaside towns. These intensive days of music making also include solo performances, chamber music and a string orchestra, all designed to engage and inspire advanced young musicians. Students are invited to apply on the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, piano, flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, and recorder.
Daytime concerts are held in St Peters Church and evening concerts in The Gaiety. The concerts series starts on the 11th with Lyttelton raised dramatic violinist Fiona Pears presenting a programme featuring he work of Stephanie Grappelli. Concerts continue almost every day throughout to January 20 each featuring a different style or period of music .
12 January – Saturday – DUVAUCHELLE A & P SHOW – The next Duvauchelle A & P Show will be our 150th show and it will be an occasion not to be missed. Planning is under way and there will be some new events including hobby horse races! There will be the usual horse eventing, shearing, indoor area, pets, entertainment and much more! If you can lend a hand we would love to hear from you! A great fun family day. Entry $10 per adult, children 16 and under are free and parking is free. Schedules available.
Schedules available online at www.showdayonline.co.nz , Equestrian Outlets in Canterbury, Akaroa Library, Akaroa Info Centre and many shops in Akaroa. Further details email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 027 223 9784.
13 January – Sunday – 10-12noon – LITTLE RIVER TRAP LIBRARY OPEN. – Interested in protecting the wildlife around your property? Then come and visit our famous Trap Library based at the Okuti Valley.
We have traps and lures for all sorts of pests and free advice on where to set the traps for maximum success. Contact Alison on 3251-336 or Geoff Ettrick on 3251-332 for more information. Trap Library can be found on Okuti Valley Road. Go up the west entrance (the old Bowling Club entrance) of the Okuti Valley Sport and Recreation Club.
17 January – Thursday – JULIAN TEMPLE – playing at the Pigeon Bay Social Club. 6.30pm door open for a shared pot luck. Music starts at 7.30pm. $15.00 per ticket. With an innate desire to share their love for music and “induce the jamboree”, Julian Temple Band are known for their extreme touring habits and energetic live performances. Come to Pigeon Bay Social Club for a rare duo performance by Julian Temple and long time keyboardist Logan Hampton (Alizarin Lizard), Thursday, January 17th 6:30pm – Limited tickets available from pigeonbaysocialclub@
19 January – BANKS PENINSULA A&P SHOW – The Banks Peninsula A&P Show at Little River is one of the most popular A&P Shows in Canterbury. Like many local shows, the annual event at the picturesque Awa-iti domain in Little River is the highlight of the year for many local farmers, growers and producers.
The Little River A&P Show gives them them the chance to show the very best of what the district has to offer to the rest of the rural community as well as the hundreds that travel to the event from the rest of Canterbury and beyond. Go here to plan your Show Day and get Schedules and book trade space.
Bring down the whole family, sports club or social club for our third major race meetings for the season! A perfect outing for your belated Christmas or Happy New Year gathering!
We’ll have plenty of race day fun for you to enjoy including lots of free entertainment for the children and grass track harness racing at its best!
REPORTING ISSUES TO THE COUNCIL – There are a number of ways to do this. Go to the CCC Report Section here You can continue to lodge issues by calling Council on (03) 941 8999, or visiting one of our Service centres.(external link)
The Snap Send Solve app works by identifying the location the photo is taken using the phone’s GPS data. It sends an email to the Council from your email address, including the incident type, notes, address of incident, photo, and contact details.
The report is then allocated to the relevant Council department. The more information provided, the better we can help isolate and investigate the issue.
Download the app and start reporting – Download: Apple(external link) | Android(external link)
If you are viewing this page on your computer, simply visit the Play store (Android) or the App store (Apple) on your smartphone and search for ‘Snap Send Solve’ to download the App.
Tuesday – Revival Clothing is open each Tuesday. 10.30am – 4pm at St Andrews Church, Church Road, Little River. Revival Clothing also have a stand in the Waiting Room at the Historic Railway Station. This is restocked regularly and is available 7 days a week whilst the Craft Station is open. Contact Heather. 3251 259 or Contact Fiona 3290171 email@example.com.
Revival Clothing also run the Little River Food Bank. Need a bit of help?? For a Food Box Phone Pam Baird 3251 917 or Fiona Waghorn 329 0171 or anonymous line 03 974 1982. Absolutely confidentiality assured. Donations of dry goods can be placed in the box in the foyer of the Little River Service Centre.
For Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Bags contact Heather Williams home 3251 259
CRAFT STATION, INFORMATION SERVICE AND PRODUCE STAND – Selling local produce. If you have any produce you would like to sell through the Produce Stand, contact the Craft Station member on duty to find out details or phone 3251 320.
The Craft Station is located in the Historic Railway Station Building on the Main Road, Little River. Craft Station, Information Service and Produce Stand open 7 days a week 9am to 5pm. The 2018 Telephone Directory is available at the Craft Station for $10.00 a copy.
9 December – Sunday at 5pm. CATHOLIC MASS will be celebrated on the second Sunday in each month during the year. It will be held at the Little River Service Centre. Visitors are most welcome. Mass will be led by Father Paul Shannahan sm. Maria Couper will lead a worship time for the children. There are six families at present preparing children for First Communion and they meet at 4pm. To read the Parish Newsletter go HERE Contact Father Paul Shannahan sm 03 304 7083 Akaroa or paulgshan@gmail