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 WHAT’S ON IN LITTLE RIVER AND DISTRICTS  –  February   2017

 

FireBanks Peninsula’s Fire Danger has moved from VERY HIGH to EXTREME.

If you are using any machinery or anything that might cause sparks please take extra care.  Even if you are using a gas BBQ have a source of water on hand just in case.  IF YOU SEE SMOKE CALL 111 straight away.  Conditions are extremely dry and the sooner we get notified of a fire the sooner we can attend it.  Do not hesitate.   We would rather attend a false alarm than a hill side alight.  Be vigilant.  Be safe.  Be responsible.  Be alert.


Big Ideas 1BIG IDEAS FOR LITTLE RIVER – Do you have a passion for being involved in a Big Ideas Project –  Contact from 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.  Or come to the Little River Wairewa Community Trusts Drop In Sessions at the Little River Service Centre held each week on Tuesday Morning between 10 – 12noon and have a chat about how you could be involved. 

Little River: Big Ideas is:  Our plan – Throughout this plan, the term ‘WE’ is used, reflecting that this is our plan for our community. ‘WE’ includes volunteers, local clubs and organisations, the Little River Wairewa Community Trust and everyone else who is prepared to give their time to make things happen. If we don’t then our BIG IDEAS will remain just that.

For projects that involve agencies based outside the community, ‘WE’ includes our Community Board Members, Councillors and other community leaders who will need to use their influence to help pursue the BIG IDEAS to others on our behalf.

A ‘living’ document – Our Plan has the flexibility to incorporate new issues and ideas as required. New ideas and other opportunities will emerge which we can, year on year, add to our plan.

The Little River Big Ideas Document is attached here for you to read or refer to.  Little River Big Ideas 


Creative CommunityThe Creative Communities Fund is open for applications and closes Wednesday 24th February 2017. The Creative Communities Fund supports and encourages local communities to create and present diverse opportunities for accessing and participating in arts activities in Christchurch.  
This Fund is available to both Community Groups and Individuals and is for all forms of creative and interpretative expression and can be based around a place, a cultural tradition, or commonly held interests or experiences.
For further information visit: http://www.ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/community-funding/community-arts/the-creative-communities-christchurch-scheme/ Any queries please contact the Community Funding Team on 941 6288. 

Seaweek DisplayNZAEE-Seaweek-logo-TM-300x12418 February to 5 March – Little River Sea Week Display – MAMMALS OF THE OCEAN LARGE & SMALL – The Mighty Whale and the Hector Dolphin.  Compare the size of our oceans mammals with the life size model of Banks Peninsula’s Hector Dolphin and the Jaw Bone of the Whale on the display in the Waiting Room of the Little River Historic Railway Station Building. How long is the jaw bone????? Write your answer on the paper provided and put in the entry jar.  Correct entries will go in the draw to win a $25.00 Gift Voucher from the Little River Gallery. The Heritage Room has a display on eeling at Lake Forsyth and also Birdlings Flat.

Pick up a Rocky and Sandy Shore Guide and complete a M2 Survey.  Fun to do with your family on a sunny day.  Available while stocks last.  Help decorate our Sea Horse. 

5 March – BIRDLINGS FLAT BEACH CLEAN UP – Meet 2pm at the Main Car Park. Rubbish Bags Provided.  Prizes for the most novel item found.  Followed by a sausage sizzle at 31 Lake Terrace Road, Birdlings Flat. (This is a Birdlings Flat Boys Club Event and  they have sponsored Sausages and Fizz.)  Wasteline Rubbish have kindly wavered the Tip Fee for rubbish collected..  All Welcome.  Come and take some pride in our beach.

Seaweek is held between 25 February to 5 March.  The theme is  “Toiora te Moana – Toiora te Tangata – Healthy Seas, Healthy People”.  For full details of all events go to   www.seaweek.org.nz 


Full Circleto 8 March  – Saturday – Opening of  FULL CIRCLE Exhibition by Tania Bostock and Hamish Southcott  at the Little River Gallery  at 11am

Little River Gallery.  Main Road, Little River.  Opening at 11am on the 11 February  All Welcome.  Exhibition runs through to the 8 March

Phone 3251 944.  Open Seven Days a week.  9am to 5pm

www.littlerivergallery.com.


 to 11 March – Lyttelton SummerFest 2017 Programme – Read more  here


 

to Sunday 26 March – LANSDOWN FESIVAL 2017 – A Festival of Narropera (narrated opera) presented by he Narropera trio and guests.  All performances are indoors in the Golden room of Lansdown House, 132 Old Tai Tapu Road.  Bookings now open through The Court Theatre Box Office in Christchurch.  For full details read more here  


Cruise Ship22 February – Saturday    – CRUISE SHIP DAYS FOR FEBRUARY   into Akaroa.  There will be 19 Cruise ships into Akaroa Harbour for January  on the 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26 and 28.      Two ships in on the 8, 13, and 26. Why not take a trip to Akaroa or Wainui to see the Cruise Ships.  They look awesome in the harbour and Akaroa town is buzzing on these days.  Fun!!!

On these days there will be extra busses and traffic on the roads to cater for the tours the Cruise Ship passengers go on as well as the extra campervans and visitors to the area travelling around the Peninsula for Summer Season


LRYG Flyer Term 122 February – Wednesday – LITTLE RIVER YOUTH GROUP – What: A typical evening will involve a range of activities including games, music, bible discussions, prayer, food and of course a great bunch of young people.

Why: Little River Youth Group offers a place for young people to hang out in a positive environment and learn about God. Where: St. Andrew’s church, Upper Church Road. When: Wednesday nights, fortnightly, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.  Term Dates: Feb 8th & 22ndMarch 8th & 22May 5th.  Who: For youth age 10 to year 13

For more information contact Katrina 0226578440 or elizabethpeters@hotmail.co.nz


Tree Climbing Course21 to 22 February – BASIC TREE CLIMBING COURSE – 9am to 5pm each day at the Little River Camping Ground Little River.  All the techniques and skills to climb trees safely.

Including: Using all needed equipiment, lunch and Certificate.

Cost: $ 525,-   Including: Using all needed equipiment, lunch and Certificate.  To Register   email : maike@thetreeclimbingcompany.com

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22 February – Wednesday  – Little River Railway Station Trust AGM to be held at 7pm in the Little River  Railway Station.


Tomo PosterJan1723 February – LITTLE RIVER MEDITATION CIRCLE – Thursdays 9 & 23 February, 9 & 23 March and 6 April.  10.30am to 11.45am.

Registration Essential.

179 Breitmeyers Road. Cost $10.00.

 

To register contact Tomo Takaku on 021 049 8207.


Drum Festival 201725 to 26 February – THE DRUM FESTIVAL –  at the Little River Camping Ground –  There is a great line up of drummers and dancers including Takumi Japanese Drum Group, a favourite not to be missed.

$25 for a day pass. Kids $10. If you would like to volunteer you will get a pass for the weekend. Help with parking is needed.
Tickets are available from Eventfinder  here  
Phone 03 325 1014 or 021 6 11 820

The Little River Camping Ground 287 Okuti Valley Road, Little River.  Marcus littlerivercamp@gmail.com


25 February – Saturday – WORKING BEE.  The Little River Railway Station Trust will be completing preparation and painting on the Railway Carriage.   9 to 5.00pm.  Tea and Biscuits provided.    Contact Ken Sitarz  phone 3290 884


NZAEE-Seaweek-logo-TM-300x12425 February –  Saturday – MINISTRY FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES INFORMATION TRAILER IN AKAROA. 10.00am to early afternoon.

Rules change regularly, and to help you with keeping up to date, the Ministry of Primary Industry Recreational Fishing Info Trailer will be located on the main Beach Road waterfront, giving out information on the legal rules and requirements to follow for recreational fishing. 


​26 February – Saturday –   Drum Festival Featuring Chris Berry

From Christmas to Easter 7 days 10am to late.            www.thehilltop.co.nz


Little River Trail Ride26 February – LITTLE  RIVER TRAIL RIDE – over 40k’s of challenging farmland crossing 6 farms starting from sea level to the top of Rocky Peak.

3 tracks – 40k’s (main), Family Loop, Pee Wee track Free (must be adult supervised)

2 wheels only, Boots, Helmet, Spark Arrestors (compulsory.  Register from 9am on the day at 130 Western Valley Road, Little River.   Cost $40.00 adult, $20.00 under 16 years.

BBQ lunch and drinks available (bring cash).  All enquiries to Murray Peden 021 1080 222  bpauto@outlook.com

CANCELLED  DUE TO FIRE RISK ON PORT HILLS!!!! CANCELLED DUE TO FIRE RISK!!!!

Little River Trail ride has been CANCELED due to recent Port Hills fires and increased concerns of the fire risk. We hope to reschedule later in the year.


26 Feburary – Sunday  – FLORA KNIGHT & ARCHER – Flora Knight & Archer entertain at 7.30pm at the Hilltop Hotel

From Christmas to Easter 7 days 10am to late.

Open all cruise ship days             www.thehilltop.co.nz


26 February – Sunday – Le Jolie JogAkaroa Trail Run. 10am to 2pm. An exclusive, family friendly run or walk in the stunning farmland above the beautiful Akaroa Harbour. This year Le Jolie Jog will add it’s first half marathon to the list. Run/walk 3 distances – 4km, 6km and 10km. Adults $35.00, School-children (6-14) $10.00, Under 6 years Free. The trail run is to raise funds for the new Akaroa Health Hub following the closure of our Hospital due to earthquake damage.  Emailrun@lejoliejog.co.nz


27 February – Monday – YOGA with Arielle 10 – 11am at the Little River Community Centre.  Everyone is welcome.  Cost$15.00 per class.  Txt Arielle on 021 1191922 for enquiries.


27 February – Monday – at 1pm  – BANKS PENINSULA COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING  at the Akaroa Sports Complex, Akaroa Recreation Ground, 29 Rue Jolie, Akaroa.  Follow the link below for the Agenda

Little River Wairewa Community Trust Logo28 February – Tuesdays – DROP IN SESSIONS – The Little River Wairewa Community Trust willBig Ideas 1 running 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 FLYER28 February     – 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


Kaituna Golf Club Men June 14

KAITUNA GOLF COURSE –

The golf Course is open for casual players

Green Fees $15.00


 MARCH

1 March – Wednesday – 10.00am.  COUNTRY LIVING OUTING – Morning Tea at BERGLI FARM – 10.30am – 10.40am. Information on local initiatives to make Lyttelton Plastic Shopping Bag Free. 10.45 – 12.45 talk by Helen Rupp “Get rid of Rubbish”

12.50 Lunch of Soups, breads, cheeses, etc.  $25.00 per person.  Bookings to Rowena by February 20th. Bergli Farm (Rowena MacGill) is at 265 Charteris Bay Road, Teddington. Lyttelton Harbour.

(http://bergli.podserver.info/en/home/maphtm for map) Ph 3299118 Email: maxandrowena@gmail.com


Cruise Ship1 March – Wednesday   – CRUISE SHIP DAYS FOR MARCH  into Akaroa.  There will be 14 Cruise ships into Akaroa Harbour for   on the 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 18, 22, 23, 26 AND 30th.       Two ships in on the 8th. Why not take a trip to Akaroa or Wainui to see the Cruise Ships.  They look awesome in the harbour and Akaroa town is buzzing on these days.  Fun!!!

On these days there will be extra busses and traffic on the roads to cater for the tours the Cruise Ship passengers go on as well as the extra campervans and visitors to the area travelling around the Peninsula for Summer Season


NZAEE-Seaweek-logo-TM-300x1242 March – Thursday – “Can Akaroa become Plastic Bag Free?”  Talk by Green Party MP, Denise Roche at the Akaroa Sports Complex at 6.30pm

Launch of the Peninsula’s new Sea & Native Bird Brochure, and Akaroa Reusable bags.   For further details read more here


4 March – Saturday – STURROCK & WARD  7.30PM  at the Hilltop Hotel

From Christmas to Easter 7 days 10am to late.  Open all cruise ship days             www.thehilltop.co.nz


NZAEE-Seaweek-logo-TM-300x1245 March – BIRDLINGS FLAT BEACH CLEAN UP at 2pm.  Meet at the Main Car Park.  Rubbish Bags Provided.  Prizes for the most novel item found.  Followed by a sausage sizzle at 31 Lake Terrace Road, Birdlings Flat. (This is a Birdlings Flat Boys Club Event and  they have sponsored Sausages and Fizz.)  Wasteline Rubbish have kindly wavered the Tip Fee for rubbish collected..  All Welcome.  Come and take some pride in our beach.


5 March   – 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 March –  Basic Meditation Classes – Sundays fortnightly 3 – 5pm from 19 February.  Akaroa Meditation Temple.  No experience necessary. All Welcome.  $10 per class or $50 for the Summer/Autumn 2017 term.

Contacts Fiona Grace 0274 984 520 www.fionagrace.com and  www.southernlights.org.nz


Little River Wairewa Community Trust Logo6 March –  Monday –  The LRWCT Meeting 7.30 in the Meeting Room 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.


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

Bruce is working on getting the garden in shape for summer.  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


 March – The Little River Hotel  – SLASHERS AND HACKERS GOLF TOURNAMENT – Foursomes and Ambrose.  10am Tee Off at the Kaituna Golf Course.  $60.00 per team.  Prize Giving and General Tomfoolery.  All funds raised to Kaituna Golf Club.  Entry phone Little River Hotel 3251 007.


11 March – 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.


12  March   – 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


13 March – Monday – 1pm BANKS PENINSULA COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING
 

18 March – Saturday – THE GRAND MAGOOZI  8.30pm  at the Hilltop Hotel

From Christmas to Easter 7 days 10am to late.  Open all cruise ship days             www.thehilltop.co.nz


Motukarara Races26 March  – Sunday – INTERISLANDER SUMMER FESTIVAL MOTUKARARA RACES –  A relaxing day at the popular Motukarara Races is a fantastic way to enjoy a day out  with family and friends. Loads of entertainment. A family day out Gates open 10am – first race 12noon.  Ad u l t s $ 1 0 . 0 0 C h i l d r e n u n d e r 1 7 y e a r s f r e e .

www.banks-peninsula-tc.co.nz Other dates for races as below.  Sunday 26 March 2017.  Easter Monday 17 April 2017

 APRIL

1 April – Saturday – OLD SCHOOL AT THE OLD SCHOOL -at the Okuti Valley Hall.  Contact Marcus


15th April – JOHN TOOGOOD (please book to avoid disappointment)  entertains at the Hilltop Hotel

From Christmas to Easter 7 days 10am to late.  Open all cruise ship days             www.thehilltop.co.nz


 

6 Responses to Home

  • Adriana de Groot says:

    Congratulations on this great page and all the upcoming event information.

    I’d be interested if any of your readers has a photo of the old house & trees that used to be adjacent to St Andrews and the churchyard? Thank you!

  • Fr.Paul Shannahan says:

    Glynis – what a great service you are offering us all.
    Good on you and my thanks. L River adn beyond are alive alright but you reveal it to us.
    Fr Shannahan sm

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