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WHAT’S ON IN LITTLE RIVER AND DISTRICTS JUNE  2017

Birdlings Flat Opening Invitation23 June – Friday – 3pm –   5pm.   FORMAL OPENING OF THE BIRDLINGS FLAT  COMMUNITY CENTRE (Te Mata Hapuku)  Lets honour the old and Celebrate the new.  Open to all Birdlings Flat Residents but invitation only for all others.

Hosted by the Christchurch City Council, The Bridling’s Flat Committee, Wairewa Runanga and the Little River Wairewa Community Trust.

 

More Information from Grace.leHeux@ccc.govt.nz


The Te Oka Reserve Management Plan initial information gathering consultation is now open.  Please go the consultation web page for information and the feedback form.  Your input will help us draft a Management Plan for further public consultation.  Initial information gathering consultation for Te Oka Reserve closes on  Monday 24 July.


 

Double DutchDOUBLE DUTCH – Karin Bos and Tineke van de Heide are living the dream on Banks Peninsula. The registered nurses, originally from the Netherlands, are also volunteer firefighters at the Little River brigade, they breed horses and run a market garden that provides seasonable vegetables for the local community.   Listen to them speaking on Country Life on Radio  NZ  here

 

 


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALTTLE RIVER TRAP LIBRARY

To listen to Allison Evans speaking on Country Life on Radio  NZ  about the Little River Trap Library, Pest Control and the Living Classroom concept in the Okuti Valley Reserve listen here

 

 


 

Little River Flower Power PhotoGARDENS WANTED FOR THE FLOWER POWER GARDEN TRAIL 2017

Whether you have a permaculture paradise or a collection of cacti, please consider being part of this event which runs …   22nd and 23rd October, the Sunday and Monday of Labour Weekend.

Participants simply need to open their gardens to ticket holders and let them wander.  Profits to benefit community groups.

Contact Kathy Grant  3251906


Little River Gallery Juneto 5 July  –THESE SHORES, THIS LAND – Exhibition By Brent Forbes and Rachel Murphy  at the Little River Gallery .  Exhibitions opens on the 10 June at 11am .  You are all welcome to come – and runs through to Wednesday 5 July.

Little River Gallery.  Main Road, Little River. Phone 3251 944.  Open Seven Days a week.  9am to 5pm.

www.littlerivergallery.com.  


 

Birdlings Flat Opening Invitation23 June – Friday – 3pm –   7pm.    OPENING OF THE BIRDLINGS FLAT  COMMUNITY CENTRE (Te Mata Hapuku)  Lets honour the old and Celebrate the new.  Open to all Birdlings Flat Residents and Invitation only to others.

Hosted by the Christchurch City Council, The Bridling’s Flat Committee, Wairewa Runanga and the Little River Wairewa Community Trust.

More Information from Grace.leHeux@ccc.govt.nz


Knitting day poster 2017to 24 June –  KNIT A HAT FOR BABY PROMOTION – All babies need a woolly hat to wear home fromCraft Station Produce Stand hospital.  Pick up your free pattern and wool, start knitting and return your Hat and Bootie set.  Knitting lessons available by arrangement.  Please phone the Little River Craft Station on 3251 320 and leave your details.  All hat and bootie sets donated to the neo natal unit at Christchurch Womens Hospital after the 25 June.   Promotion runs from Sunday 21 May to Sunday 25 June to give you time to complete your hat.

Rugby Display  in the Heritage Room and Church Display in the Waiting Room.

Produce Stand, Information Centre and Craft Station open 7 days a week 9.30am to 4.30pm. Little River War Memorial Boards on permanent display. Phone Craft Station 3251 320.  Open 7days a week.  9.30am to 4.30pm

Revival Clothing now have a rack of clothing in the Waiting Room of the Little River Railway Station. 


BP Rugby Logo24 June – Saturday –  BANKS PENINSULA RUGBY –   at Awa-iti Domain.  Under 6 – BP vs Springston black 9.50 Little River.  Under 7 – Bp vs Rolleston pink 10.50 Little River.  Under 8 – Bp vs Darfield 11.50 Little River.  Div 3 – Bp vs Waihora 1.00 Little River

Come and support the teams.


24 June – Saturday – LITTLE RIVER GYMNASTICS first term date.  Will run for 9 weeks. Spaces are limited so please email Rebecca at littlerivergymnastics@gmail.com   Preschool class 2 – 4 years.  9.00am to 9.45am.  $3.00Primary A Class 5 – 6 years.  10am to 10.45am. $5.00.  Primary B Class 7 – 9 years 11.00am – 11.45am.  $5.00.


Mud Sweat and Tears Challenge25 June – 11am – 1pm. MUD SWEAT AND TEARS CHALLENGE 2017 – at Motukarara Racecourse, Fiddlers Road, Motukarara.   All Ages.  Individual Entry: $69.00

Christchurch’s largest and original mud challenge for real tough guys and girls. Very popular with corporate groups.

For more information email – info@mudsweattears.co.nz.  This is a unique event that will challenge you in so many ways. Winter can be dull, dark and boring but not anymore!? Not, when you’ve got the Mud, Sweat and Tears Challenge!


26 June – BANKS PENINSULA COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING  at 1pm at the Akaroa Sports Complex, Akaroa Recreation Ground, 28 Rue Jolie, Akaroa.  Follow the link for the Agenda.  http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/Open/2017/06/BKCB_20170626_AGN_1747_AT.PDF

Contact:  Tim Kibblewhite Governance Support Officer – Rural Community Support, Governance & Partnerships Unit
DDI: 03 941 5687 Email: timothy.kibblewhite@ccc.govt.nz


Little River CommunityTrust Logo FA27 June  – Tuesday – DROP IN SESSIONS– The Little River Wairewa Community Trust holds Big Ideas 1 regular drop in sessions at the Little River Service Centre every Tuesday morning  between 10 and 12. If you are interested in becoming involved with the Trust or would like to find out more about our ongoing projects please feel free to drop in and have a chat with Robert (Chair) – Chair.LRWCT2015@gmail.com  Landline 03 3251 233  or Cell 027 3355 233 or Barb (Secretary), lrwctrust@gmail.com  027 313 2287 or  03 3290947


REVIVAL CLOTHING FLYER27 June  – Tuesday – Revival Clothing will be open at St Andrews Church .  10:30am till 4pm at st Andrews Church. Lots of fresh clothing on the racks so come along and say hi :)All Welcome.  Contact Heather. 3251 259 or Contact Fiona 3290171 waggie@xtra.co.nz.  Revival Clothing 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.

Revival Clothing now have a rack of clothing in the Waiting Room of the Little River Railway Station. 


28 June – Wednesday – BADMINTON – at the Little River Community CentreSeason will run through to the 20 September. 22 evenings. Whole season charge of $65.00 or casual night rate of $6.00 per night. Contact Simon at FowlerS@landcareresearch.co.nz


Open Mic Night29 June – Thursday  – 7.30- 10.30pm – OPEN MIC NIGHT @ LITTLE RIVER PUB  –  Microphone + P.A. set up.  Bass ,Guitar, Drums + Amplifiers all provided.   All are welcome to come and play some music, guitar, sing some of your own songs or covers.
Even if you’re not a musician, come along and support local music!  Spread the word and let’s get all the local talent and hiding hermits our of the hills! Kids welcome! All ages are encouraged to perform.  Please note change of date from Wednesday 21st June to Thursday 29 June.

Supportive and encouraging atmosphere please and thank you to all!  Look forward to seeing you there.  Run by Rhodry Yates (plus friends)


July

Root to VegetableROOT TO TIP – SCHOOL COOKING CHALLENGE – A creative cooking challenge for year 7 – 8 students at Canterbury Schools.  The Challenge is to create a two course vegetarian menu using as much of each pant as possible (eg leaf, root, fruit, peel) to create a delicious meal with minimum waste.

Download an information pack and entry form from www.gardentotable.org.nz   Entries close 14 July.

Email Victoria@gardentotable.org.nz for further information.


Frrench FestThe Akaroa Heritage Festival Society, the Comte de Paris Descendants Group and representatives from the Onuku Runanga are working very hard on the Frenchfest Event due to take place on 6-8 October 2017.  This will be a weekend event celebrating our wonderful rich history (French, German & Maori).

If you are interested in having a stall at the French Festival on the 7 October 2017 please go http://www.akaroa.com/akaroa-french-fest for further information or contact Hollie Hollander at hollie@akaroa.com


hOUSIE1 July  – Saturday – HOUSIE – at the Little River Community Centre –  Doors open 6.30pm – first game 7pm.

BYO Food and Drinks.

No bookings required just come on down and bring your family and friends.

Raffles on the night.  Great Prizes.  Contact Teone or Jen Sands.

A Little River Fire Brigade Fund Raiser.


2 July  – Sunday – 11amST 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.


Little River CommunityTrust Logo FA3 July   – Monday – The LRWCT Meeting 7.30 at the Little River Service Centre.    Items for the Agenda to  Robert (Chair) – Chair.LRWCT2015@gmail.com  Landline 03 3251 233  or Cell 027 3355 233, or Barb (Secretary), lrwctrust@gmail.com  027 313 2287 or  03 3290947.  All welcome to the meetings


4 July  – Tuesday   – COUNTRY LIVING OUTING  to REQUESTS MOVIE AND LUNCH –      10.30 first sitting / noon lunch both groups / second sitting 1.30.   4511 Main Rd, Cooptown, Little River.    $20 includes movie and lunch.

First Sitting (maximum10 people)  PRIDE – A true story about the gay rights movement protesting for the Welsh Miners strike.  Noon lunch for both sittings.  Second Sitting – 1.30pm –  (Maximum 10 people) finish time 3pm. Comedy or drama for second movie  ( let Bernadette know your preference.

To book phone Bernadette 3251154  or email hartleybernadette@gmail.com


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

Bruce is putting the garden to bed  for winter.  There is still a lot of colour to enjoy.  Take a stroll along the pathway and enjoy the autumn flowers.   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


8 July   – 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.


Okuti Morepork March 2017_29 July   – 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

Allison needs people to join the Okuti Pest Network. This would involve taking a turn to open the Trap Library. 2 hours on the 2nd Sunday of the Month once a year at the Okuti Valley Hall and walking through the Okuti Reserve twice a year to check traps (at 2 week intervals) and pull out any weeds that you may see. If you are interested in being involved Phone Allison 3251 336.   The Okuti Valley Reserve is home to the Morepork and supports some rare species of native fauna.


Open Mic Night13 July  – Thursday  – 7.30- 10.30pm – OPEN MIC NIGHT @ LITTLE RIVER PUB  –  Microphone + P.A. set up.  Bass ,Guitar, Drums + Amplifiers all provided.   All are welcome to come and play some music, guitar, sing some of your own songs or covers.
Even if you’re not a musician, come along and support local music!  Spread the word and let’s get all the local talent and hiding hermits our of the hills! Kids welcome! All ages are encouraged to perform.

Supportive and encouraging atmosphere please and thank you to all!  Look forward to seeing you there.  Run by Rhodry Yates (plus friends)


Image may contain: text15 July – Saturday – THE GAIETY MID WINTER WHITE OUT COMMUNITY PARTYMid-Winter White Out Party at The Gaiety.   Tickets are on sale now for the Mid-Winter White Out Community Party. This is a white theme! The first half of the night will be local talent (a community variety event) and then the Neill Pickard band will play for the second half with dancing.

This is a BYO food and drinks event. $25 tickets at the Akaroa Museum. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7.30pm.

Don’t miss this great night.

Contact Rebecca at events@akaroa.com


Town Planning19 July – Wednesday – BIG IDEAS VILLAGE PLAN MEETING in the Meeting Room atBig Ideas 1 the Little River Service Centre at 6.00pm.

We need an enthusiastic group of people for development of ideas and progress what will be our future Little River Village Centre. We would like a group of Community members Involved in this process.. To view the presentation for the Little River Village Plan prepared for the submission to the Christchurch City Council by the Little River Wairewa Community Trust follow the link following. http://littleriver.org.nz/…/11/CCC-PRESENTATION-20-05-2017.…

For further information or any enquiries please contact Alex Lee phone 3251 002 or mobile 021 0833 4646


Open Mic Night27 July  – Thursday  – 7.30- 10.30pm – OPEN MIC NIGHT @ LITTLE RIVER PUB  –  Microphone + P.A. set up.  Bass ,Guitar, Drums + Amplifiers all provided.   All are welcome to come and play some music, guitar, sing some of your own songs or covers.
Even if you’re not a musician, come along and support local music!  Spread the word and let’s get all the local talent and hiding hermits our of the hills! Kids welcome! All ages are encouraged to perform.

Supportive and encouraging atmosphere please and thank you to all!  Look forward to seeing you there.  Run by Rhodry Yates (plus friends)


KAITUNA GOLF COURSE

Kaituna Golf Club Men June 14The golf Course is open for casual players

Green Fees $15.00


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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