The exhibition runs through to the 26 September. Little River Gallery. Main Road, Little River. Phone 3251 944. Open Seven Days a week. 9am to 5pm. www.littlerivergallery.com
The new display in the Heritage Room at the Railway Station is ‘Little River Buildings’ where we have a map locating where the pictured buildings were. Any information and / or pics of local buildings, many of which are no longer standing, are welcomed by the Little River Railway Station Trust. Contact Ken Sitarz on 329 0884.
The display can be seen when the Craft Station is open. Open 7 days a week – 9.00am am to 5.00pm.
The Okuti River Project was launched on the 26 August with a good turnout to Plant for the Future the 1000 trees and shrubs on Lewthwaite’s Road and Council land opposite the Okuti Valley Hall. The planting will help bank stabilisation and to beautify the area for the benefit of everyone. Big thanks to Allison and Marcus for their organisation of the event and project and everyone who turned up for the planting. The day was a great success . If you would like to be involved with the ongoing work for this project contact Alison Phone 3251 336.
For more information go HERE
Ask for Copper Free Brake Pads – Most of the brake pads fitted to our vehicles contain copper and other heavy metals. Each time a car brakes, tiny particles of dust from the brake pads grind down, landing on the road. This can have lethal impacts on urban water quality and aquatic life. Next time you are changing the brake pads on your vehicle ask for a copper free option, it could make a world of difference.
24 September – BANKS PENINSULA COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING – 10am Akaroa Boardroom, Akaroa Service Centre, 78 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa. Read Agenda Here. Read the Banks Peninsula Community Boards September Newsletter HERE Contact Liz Carter, Community Board Advisor, Banks Peninsula/Lyttelton. 027 281 4835/ 941 5682 liz,firstname.lastname@example.org
24 September – CHCH TO LITTLE RIVER RAILTRAIL TRUST PUBLIC MEETING at the Lincoln Events Centre to discuss their plans for the Trail including their promotional activities. This is a public meeting and will start at 5.30 and conclude at 7pm with a light supper. For catering purposes, please indicate the numbers that will be attending to email@example.com by Friday 21 September at 5pm.
26 September – every Wednesday till the end of October – BALLROOM DANCNG LESSONS – 7-8pm. Come and learn beginner’s Ballroom and Latin dancing with Faye and Tim. Try out the Waltz, Rock n Roll, Social Foxtrot and Meringue. Held at the Little River Community Centre.
$2.50 per person. Partners not essential. Two left feet and a lack of rhythm a definite advantage! Contact Tim and Faye 03 325 1373 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book in or for further information.
27 September – Thursday -Come and enjoy this beautiful lil’ House Concert at ‘The Red House’ in Pigeon Bay with the Pigeon Bay Social Club! Jed Rowe (all the way from Australia, courtesy of ‘I hear Django’ who brought us Nigel Wearne just before Xmas last year). Doors 6.30pm, music 7pm $15-
Reply to email@example.com for tickets/details or call Elena Fabian & PBSC crew . Pigeon Bay Social Club on 027 699 6068. BYO Nibbles & Drinks
27 September – Thursdays – JIU JITSU CLUB Training Time is every Thursday at the Little River Community Centre. Juniors start at 4.30pm and Seniors commence at 6.30pm.
Beginners welcome it’s never to late to get fit and look after yourself at the same time. Contact Mario 3251132.
28 September – Friday – 7.30pm. Adam McGrath Plays at The Gaiety – Larger than life Adam McGrath has been a huge hit each time he’s toured with Arts On Tour, whether on his own or with iconic country band The Eastern. A folk singer/songwriter ‘stationed wherever I land’, McGrath is at home with bluegrass, blues, country and rock and roll as much as folk and is known for the intensity, passion, love and humour of his performances.
This time he’s joined by a small but mighty rhythm section, The Roaring Days. He’s been described by RNZ and the NZ Herald as a national treasure; Barry Saunders of the Warratahs sums him up simply as ‘the truth’.
$20 a ticket at the Akaroa Museum.
The Exhibition runs through to the 24 October.
Little River Gallery. Main Road, Little River. Phone 3251 944. Open Seven Days a week. 9am to 5pm.
29 September – Saturday – Banks Peninsula Ball Glitz & Glam Ball 2018 – Banks Peninsula RFC is delighted to host the Glitz & Glam Ball 2018. Last year was a huge success, this year will be even better. Urban Rumours will be on stage. There will be great canapés and plenty of refreshments available from the cash bar.
Limited tickets available so buy yours now to be part of this great event! Red carpet open from 7:00 – 8:00pm
To purchase Tickets go HERE
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 Spring Newsletter here newsletter spring 2018
Contacts Annelies (ph 021 1082161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) or Fiona Waghorn email@example.com phone 3290 171 or : 022 1669 523
Early Start Programme – Whānau Awhina/Family Support Worker
- Are you passionate about supporting whānau?
- Would you like to learn to deliver the Early Start programme?
- Does delivering a home-based service and working for a community organisation sound like what you would like to be doing?
Te Puawaitanga is recruiting for a full time Whānau Awhina/Family Support Worker.
You will be a Social Worker, Registered Nurse, or hold an equivalent qualification in related fields such as Early Education, Psychology, or Child Development.
Ideally you will have a sound understanding of child safety, health and development, knowledge of positive parenting practices and experience in working with tamariki and whānau in a community setting. A passion for ‘early intervention’ is essential. Full training to deliver the Early Start Programme is provided.
For a role description and job application form, please see our website http://whanauoraservices.co.nz/vacancies/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 03 344 5062. Applications close on Wed 3rd October 2018
29 September, Saturday to Sunday 14 October – THE BREEZE WALKING FESTIVAL Put some spring in your step and explore Christchurch from Saturday 29 September to Sunday 14 October 2018. The Breeze Walking Festival is back for 2018 and with over 50 walks to choose from there is something for all ages and abilities.
From child-friendly strolls to energetic treks, to informative ambles through the central city, we’ve catered for all interests and ages. With a wide variety of walks in the beautiful regions of Christchurch, Waimakariri and Selwyn, it’s not to be missed. The walks have been designed to appeal to those wanting to embrace nature, culture, the arts, history and new developments around our city. The festival is a chance for all Cantabrians to explore their city and region, and above all to enjoy a social outdoor experience to celebrate the end of winter and the coming of spring.
There is a walk from Hinewa to the Lookout on the 30 September.
Make sure to get out and make the most of this year’s festival programme. Find programme HERE
HERITAGE BUILDINGS FUTURE USE – UPDATE – This is an update on the steps we are undertaking to help determine future uses and funding for Christchurch City Council -owned heritage buildings
The former Lyttelton Borough Council Stables, Kukupa Side School, Little River Coronation Library, Yew Cottage, Belfast School Masters House, Kapuatohe Cottage, Mona Vale Bath House, Chokebore Lodge, Sextons House, Barbadoes Cemeteries, Bangor Street No.3 Pump House, Coronation Hall, Spreydon, Second World War Bunkers/Cracroft Cavern, Sign of the Takahe
Earlier this year we invited applications from individuals, groups and organisations interested in using and/or helping to restore these heritage buildings for which a future use is still to be determined. We are pleased with the number of applications we received for these community heritage buildings, which helped the Council to prioritise building repairs and funding in the 2018-28 Long Term Plan. With funding confirmed, we are now able to move to the next stage of the process. We are currently working through details with our Community Boards, leasing and legal teams and will be back in touch with applicants once this is complete.
1 October – Monday – LITTLE RIVER WAIREWA COMMUNITY TRUST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – 7.30 pm . In the Meeting Room at the Little River Service Centre – All welcome. Items for the Agenda to be received 7 days before the meeting and sent to Robert (Chair) – Chair.LRWCT2015@gmail.com Landline 03 3251 233 or Cell 027 3355 233, or Barb (Secretary), email@example.com 027 313 2287 or 03 3290947. Read the Trusts latest Newsletter here
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.
First game 11 October
1 October – Monday 10 -12noon. CORONATION LIBRARY GARDEN MORNING. It’s Spring. The daffodils and spring bulbs Bruce and the Little River School Pupils have planted are flowering in the domain. There is plenty of work in the garden for spring – 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.
3 October – Tuesday – COUNTRY LIVING OUTING – Visit to Orton Bradley Park, Charteris Bay to view the Rhododendron Garden. Park admission fee $5.00. Meet at 11 am and lunch is TBA in September. This will either be at the park Cafe (if a new lease is in place) or the Dark Star Ale House and Cafe, Diamond Harbour.
Contact Mary Millar email firstname.lastname@example.org
Story times session at the Library. 2-3pm, suitable for up to 7 years old.
This will involve stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and interactive digital devices.
A Community Event. Bring your family, friends and neighbours to get together and enjoy the music from local musicians.
Volunteer Fire Brigade Fundraiser. Sausage Sizzle and Burgers. Fossil Party
6 October – Saturday – TAKAHE TO AKAROA ROAD RELAY – Celebrating 78 years the annual Takahe to Akaroa Road Relay organised by the Athletics Canterbury Cross Country & Road Club. You will see them coming through Little River Between 11.50am to 1.25pm
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. This year is the National Road Relay and we expect approximately 800 athletes. There is also a 6-baton relay race from Allandale finishing in the Banks Peninsula Transport Yard in Cooptown between 11.40am – 1pm. Check out the website here www.athleticscanterbury.org.nz
7 October – Sunday – 10am – 4pm. WAIPUNA BUSH WALK – 7.6km up Western Valley Road from the Little River turnoff. RSVP: To BPCT by Wednesday 3 October.
Note: This event requires good weather. Any cancellation will be notified by email.
This stunning block of forest remnants and regenerating bush lies on the Waipuna Saddle, halfway between Little River and Koukourarata Port Levy. Learn about the diverse native flora and fauna being protected in perpetuity under BPCT covenant. Landowners Bob Webster and Carol Jensen (keen pest trappers and botanists) along with Covenants Officer Marie Neal will lead the walk accompanied by bird enthusiasts Tina Troup and Penny Carnaby.
Stroll through the Goblin Forest and along the Summit Ridge taking in the evolving regeneration process and spectacular views around the panoramic Peninsula hills, while hearing about the impressive monitoring and trapping programmes in place. There will be a morning walk then a more demanding steep afternoon route for keen people, both starting and finishing at the car park area where we will also have lunch. Each walk will take approx. two hours.
You will need very sturdy footwear, a good level of fitness, a packed lunch, extra snacks, and water. Because the Saddle is at higher altitude and prone to changeable weather you will need suitable outdoor clothing layers and a daypack to enjoy this outing.
Further details to follow or contact for Bookings recommended email@example.com
Phone 03 3046708 or 0223079974
7 October – 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.
Dance to the Live Band the Preservatives from 8pm. MC’s The Two Fiona’s.
Admission $20.00 and Bring a Plate for supper. Bookings to Pam Baird 3251 917 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A fundraiser for the Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust
14 October – 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.
14 October – Sunday – LITTLE RIVER HILL CLIMB –
Kinloch Road will be closed From 100 metres South of Okuti Valley Road to 1,300 metres North of Bossu Road. Proposed period of closure. From 9am to 6pm Sunday, 14 October 2018
14 October – 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
Tickets available from donmcglashan.com R18 – General Admission $40.00 Buy Tickets Additional fees may apply. Phone Sales: 0800 BUY TIX (289 849) – Ticket Outlets Websites: www.donmcglashan.com www.facebook.com/don.mcglashan
27 October 2018 – Sunday – LITTLE RIVER COMMUNITY BREAKFAST – from 9am onward at the Little River Rugby Club Rooms, Awa iti Domain. Join us for a free BBQ Breakfast of bacon and eggs, sausages plus Berries and ice-cream . A chance to catch up with your friends neighbours and family.
Showcasing the following local community groups. Little River Village Plan, Hosted by the Little River Wairewa Community Trust.
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.
Fabulous walks available over the four weekends in November. Check out what is available and make your booking by going to the following link https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/…
There is something to suit all fitness levels, from gentle meanders around the historic towns of Lyttelton and Akaroa, to climbing the high volcanic peaks with their breathtaking panoramic views.
You will have the opportunity to explore Hinewai Reserve by night, take the ferry to Quail Island and appreciate the historical and geological significance of the Peninsula. We have rangers, conservationists, historians, geologists, artists, and many more passionate local guides who will lead, inform and inspire you along the way.
Special events this year include the formal openings of a new tramping hut on Ōtamahua/Quail Island and a family campground at the Le Bons Bay Langer Reserve. These events include walks exploring the areas the new facilities serve.
Walks around Little River include Little River Ridge Tops, Okuti Track to the Hilltop and return, Wildlife Watch on Kaitorete Spit, Hukahuka Turoa Walk and 8 over 800 Tramp 3 – French Peak and and Saddle Hill. Check out full details in the above link. There is something for everyone, so book early as places are limited and walks fill up fast.
4 November – SENIORS HUI – Little River Marae