WHATS ON IN LITTLE RIVER AND DISTRICTS NOVEMBER 2020
Here is another great walk that families can enjoy as part of the Banks Peninsula Walking Festival – Orton Bradley Farm Adventure on Sunday 29th November.
Orton Bradley Park is home to sheep and beef cattle. November is a great time to come close to our ewes and their lambs, or spot cows with calves from a distance. We invite families (children, 5+ years) to join us on this walk – an exploration of the secluded part of our farm. It is a time to take in the scenic views across the sea, feel the clover and grass underfoot, listen to lambs playing and cows calling to their calves. We will play or rest half-way, with a shared picnic. Tickets can be booked through Eventfinda.
28 November to 15 December – TO HAVE TO HOLD – New Exhibition at the Little River Gallery . The exhibition features work by Lorelei Jenne, Jenny Wilson, Debra Powell, Jasmine Keir and Jane Downes. The opening of the exhibition will be at 11am on Saturday 28 November, You are welcome to come along and meet the artists.
Theme to explore, narrative told. Pigment to brush, fire, weld and fold. Hues of green, hints of gold. Sweet and delicate, strong and bold. Desire to have, to cherish to hold. Megan Gainsford
Exhibition runs through to the 15 December. The Little River Gallery. Open 7 Days a week 9am to 5pm
28 November – Saturday – F’Aerial Arts Circus School presents…The Imaginarium – A mystical forest filled with a menagerie of whimsical creatures… performed by our talented circus students – and featuring special guests!
LITTLE RIVER PLAYGROUND RENEWAL – It’s time to get some new equipment at the playground that’s safe and fun for a range of ages and abilities, as well as being easy to maintain. If you would like to discuss this project with the team, please join us at the Little River Community Breakfast on Sunday 29 November from 9am at the Little River Rugby Club Rooms, Awa-iti Domain, Little River.
The Little River Playground renewal is open for feedback from 17th November 2020 – 8th December 2020. For full details go Here
29 November – Sunday – Little River Farmers Market – Little River Farmers Market will be operating every Sunday from 25 October 9am -1pm in the space between the Little River Gallery and Silo Stay
28-29 Saturday and Sunday – November 2020 – INSIDE OUT AKAROA HOUSE AND GARDEN TOUR – 10am to 5pm both days.
Every 2 years, Akaroa and Banks Peninsula, plays host to one of the most stunning garden experiences in New Zealand, showcasing a weekend where you are given an insight into some of our most gorgeous homes and unique gardens, that thrive in this volcanic landscape on the crater rim.
Akaroa’s extremely popular Inside Out Akaroa House & Garden Tour is on this November and it is bigger and better than ever with a magnificent range of houses and gardens, some never open to the public before. This is your chance to have a sneak – peek around some of the most beautiful gardens in the South Island, all with their unique character and situated in sensational locations. This is a “not to be missed event”, for anyone interested in beautiful homes and fabulous gardens.
Tickets will go on sale now via Eventfinda – tickets $30 per person. Tickets will also be available in Akaroa at the Akaroa Museum and Akaroa I- site & Little River Gallery
The Wasteline team are endeavouring to improve the recycling in the Bays’ mini-skips and recycling trailers. Read how on the following message Miniskip or Trailer Recycling Guide
BANKS PENINSULA WALKING FESTIVAL – Welcome to the 2020 Banks Peninsula Walking Festival, running every Saturday and Sunday from 7th-29th November
Come and explore beautiful Banks Peninsula this November, enjoying the spectacular landscapes that make it such a unique gem. Our guides will lead you on tracks, reserves and private land, sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience along the way. Hear their stories, meet new people and appreciate the ‘great outdoors’ as you go. Make sure you book early as tickets sell out quickly! BOOK ON EVENTFINDA HERE
There are still some spaces available in
For further information go to the Rod Donald Trusts website here
Project Lyttelton, Little River Wairewa Community Trust, Rod Donald Trust. Christchurch City Council. Rata Foundation. Akaroa District Promotions
29 November – Sunday – BANKS PENINSULA ADVENTURE RACE – Back for a second time after last years success! A new 3 hour event is available for those getting into the sport, as well as the 6 and 9 hour races for those who want to push themselves. The event is within a 1 hour drive of Christchurch, but the exact location is kept a mystery until the week of the race.
Competitors will trek and bike their way through native bush, streams, farmland and trails before reaching the finish. The course will be kept secret until the day before the race, so you have time to plan your strategy and route choice. Teams of 3 or 4 people are required, with prizes for the fastest teams in each gender and age category.
This event is a fundraiser for New Zealand athletes travelling to the World University Orienteering Championships in Russia next year.
For more information and to enter head to www.crazykeaevents.nz
Read the Banks Peninsula Community News .
Report an issue to the Council – Is there a large pothole in the road? Does a street rubbish bin need to be emptied? Please contact the Council if there are any issues or problems that need to be fixed. You can log a report online or contact the Council on 03 941 8999.
It is important that you let the Council know so that any problems are dealt with promptly.
WHAT’S ON IN LITTLE RIVER AND DISTRICTS DECEMBER 2020
LITTLE RIVER PLAYGROUND RENEWAL – It’s time to get some new equipment at the playground that’s safe and fun for a range of ages and abilities, as well as being easy to maintain.
The Little River Playground renewal is open for feedback from 17th November 2020 – 8th December 2020. For full details go Here
2 December – Wednesday – Country Living Outing – Visit Heather Cochrane’s garden lunch Crate and Barrel Hotel Leeston. Meet at 10.30am at Heather Cochrane’s Place, 23 Show Ground Place, off Manse Road, Leeston. Lunch will be at the Crate and Barrel Hotel Leeston. RSVP by Wednesday 25 October.
After moving from their Killinchy farm 5 years ago the Cochrane’s purchased 1 ½ acres bordering Ellesmere Show Grounds. They built their new home and initially employed a landscape gardener to give ideas but established the rest of the garden themselves with the idea of creating an easy care garden.
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5 December – Saturday – WALKING IN THE SHOES OF SHACKELTON AND WORSLEY. The Christchurch Foundation is bringing Tim Jarvis virtually to Akaroa to speak about exploration, climate change, as well as Akaroa’s own intrepid explorer Frank Worsley, the captain of the Endurance, the ship that sank, crushed by the sea ice on one of Shackleton’s Antarctic Explorations.
2.00pm to 5pm at the Gaiety Hall, Akaroa. $50.00pp. Buy tickets off christchurchfoundation.org.nz/events
Ticket includes canapes. An EFTPOS bar will be available. No cash accepted
LIVING STREAMS NURSERY– Open each week Wednesday 9am till 3pm – Saturday 10am till 2pm
At this time of year we can be short of volunteers. There is a lot of propagating to be done, which is time consuming when working with small seedlings. And if you enjoy talking with customers and have a basic knowledge of native plants, we welcome you as shopkeeper on Saturdays, from 10am to 2pm.
Read the spring Newsletter here.
to 31 Jan 2021 – POP UP PENGUIN ART TRAIL – In partnership with Harcourts and with the support of many other sponsors and funders, Pop Up Penguins will give residents and visitors a fresh opportunity to discover and delight in all that makes Ōtautahi special. The public art trail will include 50 large penguin sculptures, sponsored by companies and decorated by established and emerging artists, along with up to 65 little penguins, decorated by schools as part of the Pop Up Penguins Learning Programme.
All decorated penguins will be displayed across Christchurch and Banks Peninsula on a public art trail that will celebrate all the unique parts of our city.
The penguins will highlight themes like climate change, community, Antarctica, creativity, innovation and exploration.
After 10 weeks out and about in Christchurch, the street-sized penguins will be auctioned to raise money for Cholmondeley Children’s Centre. The art trail will be launched on our streets on 29 November 2020.
Image by @dicesales. Full article here
6 December – Sunday – Little River Farmers Market – Little River Farmers Market will be operating every Sunday 9am -1pm in the space between the Little River Gallery and Silo Stay. If the weather is wet it will be postponed to the following Sunday.
6 December – HIGH TEA at Pigeon Bay Hall. 11am to 3pm. Get your favourite people together to have a lovely relaxed Sunday before the Christmas crazy gets us! Please do book ahead of time.
Groups are very welcome, the more time you can give me the better, when it comes to booking a table for groups.
High Tea $20.00 Cream Tea $12.00 Kiddies $8.00 Prices are per person. Eft pos available.
Bookings required. Debs O’Keefe email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 0223079974
You are welcome to pop into see her to discuss any projects you or your group would like some help with.
All equipment is supplied. Even some friendly tutors willing to share their skills. Beginners welcome. 7- 8.30pm. $5 casual fee or $60 for the whole season. The “season” will run until daylight saving ends in early April 2021. The last evening of the season being 30 April. The only Tue night that badminton won’t be on is 15th Dec (LR School Assembly). That makes 25 evenings in total, hence why the season fees are $60 to cover the hall fees.
Contact. Simon Fowlers@landcareresearch.co.nz
13 December 2020- Sunday – LITTLE RIVER WAIREWA 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 0
Rainwater tanks and resource consents – With summer soon upon us we are starting to think about water restrictions. Did you know that in the Residential Banks Peninsula Zone, rainwater tanks can be installed without resource consent if they: · Do not exceed 25,000 litres capacity and are supported directly by the ground; or
· Do not exceed 2,000 litres capacity and are supported not more than 2m above the supporting ground.
If you are installing a water storage tank this year, please carefully consider its location so that it minimises impact on your neighbours.
Christchurch and Banks Peninsula has some of the best water in the world and it’s up to all of us to be mindful of how we use it. Check out these simple household water-saving tips here
13 December – Sunday – LITTLE RIVER TRAP LIBRARY – Interested in protecting the wildlife around your property?
The Little River 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.
21 December -Monday- POP UP PENGUINS TRAIL FUNDRAISING WORKSHOP Join Pohatu penguins in Akaroa for a fundraising workshop as part of the Pop Up Penguins trail. 1pm to 4pm.
The 109th Banks Peninsula show is on Saturday 23 January 2021 at the Awa-Iti Domain, Little River and entries are now open . Check out the catalogue here on their website here
29 December – TROTTS AT MOT – Banks Peninsula Trotting Club. Gates open at 10am.
Welcome to the Home of Grass Track Harness Racing. Located just 30 minutes’ drive from central Christchurch, Motukarara racecourse offers all the fun and excitement of the real Kiwi country racing experience
Grass track harness racing at it’s best. Loads of Entertainment for the whole family. Get your group together for your Xmas party. Fantastic Food and beverage options as well as private Gazebo sites.
General Admission $10.00. Only available on the gate- cash only. Visit website here for tickets and further information.
1st January 2020 – Wednesday – BANKS PENINSULA VINTAGE CAR CLUB NEW YEARS DAY PICNIC – at the Little River, Awa Iti Domain, from 11.00 am. The Cars will arrive from about 10am to 3pm. Come along with your picnic lunch and check out the lovely old cars on display.
Bring along your own vintage or classic car and join the display. Music by Mainland Big Band and lolly scramble for the children. Gold coin entry.
Enquiries to Ron Hassel 942 1105. 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. Absolutely confidentiality assured. Donations of dry goods can be placed in the box in the foyer of the Little River Service Centre. FROZEN MEALS – Two or three times a year Revival Clothing organize a Community Cook up to make and freeze meals that can be given to people in need of them. These are delicious and if you or know someone who could need one of these please contact Heather 3251 259.
LITTLE RIVER HISTORIC RAILWAY STATION, INFORMATION SERVICE , PRODUCE STAND AND CRAFT STATION – 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 Historic Railway Station Building is on the Main Road, Little River. Craft Station, Information Service and Produce Stand open 7 days a week 9.00am to 5.00pm (Summer Hours) . The 2018 Telephone Directory is available at the Craft Station for $10.00 a copy.