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 WHAT’S ON IN LITTLE RIVER AND DISTRICTS  –  SEPTEMBER  2016

 

          

 

Frame of Mindto 28 September –  FRAME OF MIND –  Exhibition at the Little River Gallery by Nina Cook.

Exhibition runs through to 28 September 2016.

Open 9am to 5pm seven days a week.

www.littlerivergallery.com


 

tCraft Station Produce Stando  25 September –  Little River Historic Railway Station display – Thomas Cane Watercolour of Little River 1883 on loan from the Little River Service Centregarden-tour with information on past uses of local timber and “Nearby” walks to see the Totara and Kahikatea trees.

Flower Power Garden Trail and Places of Interest Tour tickets on Sale Now and the Little River Craft Station.  $10.00 per Ticket

Little River War Memorial Boards on permanent display.

Information Service available with local maps and Brochures to help you with your travel plans. Craft Station and Community Produce Stand.

4235 Main Road, Little River.  Phone 3251 320.

Open 9.30 am – 4.30pm 7 days a week 


VOLUNTEERS WANTED.  The Living Streams Community Nursery welcomes new potters and planters for an hour or so on a Wednesday or Saturday. It’s a busy time of year and any assistance will be received with open arms!

The nursery is also looking for a few people to adopt some recently planted trees and grasses along the Okana at Pa Road. All this entails is weeding occasionally as well as watering when dry (or call in the fire brigade, as in the photo).

Please contact Annelies Pekelharing 3251229. Or e-mail anne.peke@xtra.co.nz

Living Streams Community Nursery is supported by the Little River Wairewa Community Trust.

 


Champion Business Awards

21 September – Wednesday – The Champion Canterbury Business Awards in association with The Press recognise and celebrate the excellence, innovation, and success of businesses and charities in the Canterbury region. There are award categories for all sectors and sizes. The awards region is defined by the Canterbury Regional Council boundaries.

We have two local Little River Business’s in the finals.  Silo Stay in the Champion Tourism Small Enterprise  Section and Catapult Employment Services in the Champion Charity Small Enterprise Section.  Kevin Blogg from Little River  is the Founder/Patron of Catapult Employment Services.   Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust is also a finalist in this section.

Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 21 September.  Kevin Blogg won his section with the Catapult Employment Services in the Champion Charity Small Enterprise Section.


 

School Holidays from the 23 September to 10 October.

Check out the details of the School Holiday Programme for Primary School Age Children with Sachi Miso – PIXIES ORIGAMI AYATORI Read More


27  September  – Tuesday – PIXIES ORIGAMI AYATORI – Special School Holiday Programme for Primary School Children –  10.15am  to 11.30am Tuesdays  – during the holidays.

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27 September – Fishing Game with Maori Colour Song

4 October – Bumble Bee Game with Japanese Colour Song

11 October – Spring Party Game.

Maximum of 12 per class.  Please Book by contacting Miso on 021 211 1789.

10.15am to 11.30am.  $5.00 per child (under 2 free) at te Okuti Valley Hall.  Have a fun time together in a relaxed atmosphere.

Please bring your smile and a snack for your child.

Contact Sachi Miso 0212 111 789


REVIVAL CLOTHING FLYER27 September – Tuesday – Revival Clothing will be closed for earthquake repairs from Monday 23th Aug, for 3 – 4 weeks – instead we will be holding a weekly upcycling DIY group – on a tues from 10.30 till 1pm – at Gary’s Diner for Coffee and Crafts. 

All Welcome, there will be some Craft Demos.  Contact Heather. 3251 259 or

Contact Fiona 3290171 waggie@xtra.co.nz


27 September – Tuesday – from 8.30am. Working Bee in the covenant of Max and Liz Manson in Birdlings Flat.  The focus will be Senecio, a voracious seeder and time permitting  Pigs Ear, Sweet Briar and Valerian.  Meet end of Hillview Road, Park there.  Bring Gloves, Strong footwear and secateurs.  Lunch optional.  Please reply to Annelies Pekelharing on 3251 229 if you are coming.


meet-the-team28 September – Wednesday – 9am to 4pm.. Meet the Team with your questions.  ENVIRONMENT CANTERBURY staff will be working our of the Little River Service Centre in the coming weeks so feel free to come in and have a chat.  Were here to help you with things like.  Understanding what the Wairewa change to the Land and Water regional Plan means for you.   Help with any resource consents.  funding for environment projects.  Possible areas for a pilot riverbank stabilisation project.   Little River Drainage Rating District.

Saturday 1 October 9 – 12pm,  Tuesday 11 October 9 – 4pm.  No appointment necessary.


28  September –  Wednesday – 7pm –  8.30pm – LADIES SOCIAL INDOOR NETBALL  at the Little River Community Hall.  Gold coin entry.  Stop winter blues, meet people , have fun, non-competitive.  No experience necessary, just a sense of humour.  Phone Claire 3251 979 or Sue 3251 284 or just turn up each Wednesday


28 September – Wednesday – Akaroa District Promotions Guest Speaker, Networking and AGM.  Akaroa Boat Shed at 7pm.  Guest Speaker COUNCILLOR ANDREW TURNER – Topic – Councillor Andrew Turner  will talk about the Christchurch Visitor Strategy and the future visitor trends for the region and the Peninsula.  Everyone Welcome.


OCTOBER PREVIEW

meet-the-team1 October – Saturday – 9 – 12 pm Meet the Team with your questions.  ENVIRONMENT CANTERBURY staff will be working our of the Little River Service Centre in the coming weeks so feel free to come in and have a chat.  Were here to help you with things like.  Understanding what the Wairewa change to the Land and Water regional Plan means for you.   Help with any resource consents.  funding for environment projects.  Possible areas for a pilot riverbank stabilisation project.   Little River Drainage Rating District.

Saturday 1 October 9am  – 12pm,  Tuesday 11 October 9 – 4pm.  No appointment necessary.


clare-reily-exhibition1 October – 26 October – COAST – Exhibition by Clare Reilly at the Little River Gallery.   Exhibition opening at 11am. on Saturday 1 October.   Joi de Vivre.  Celebrating forty years of art, love and life of the “Primitive Bird Group”  Clare Reilly and Max Podstolski .  www.primitivebirdgroup.co.nz      Clare will be giving a talk and a tribute to Mx at 11.45am.   Read More

Little River Gallery.  Main Road, Little River.

Phone 3251 944.  Open Seven Days a week.

www.littlerivergallery.com

 


 

Pohatu penguins1 October – Pohatu Penguins Evening Penguin Safari Fundraising Tour for the Akaroa Health Hub at a special price of $50.00 per person with all proceeds going to the Akaroa Hospital. It is the middle of the breeding season so it is the perfect time to see the largest colony of Little Penguins on mainland New Zealand in full swing.

 

For more information and booking the tour you can visit our website www.pohatu.co.nz/Penguin+Tours or give us a call on 021 246 9556/03 034 8542


1 October   – Saturday – HOUSIE – at the Little River Rugby Club Rooms –  Doors open 6.30pm first game 7pm.   BYO Food and drinks.  Raffles.  A Little River Fire Brigade Fundraiser.

No need to book just roll on in.


 

fundraiser-2HAIR TODAY  – BALD TOMORROW – 2 October – Sunday  – At the Little River Community Hall.  11am to 2pm.  A group of residents are shaving their heads to raise funds for The Bowel Cancer Foundation.

So come on down and support us!!!

There will be a sandwich bar, cake stall, pony and cart rides and farm animals to pat and feed.

All proceeds go to the Bowel Cancer Foundation.

If you can’t make it on the day please donate to help early detection and reduce the death rate from this disease.

Donations can be made to https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/shavingheadsforbowelcancer


2 October   – 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.


Motukarara Races2 October – Sunday – MOTUKARARA RACES – further details to be advised.  Other dates for races as below.

Sunday 2 October 2016.  Sunday 20 November 2016.

Thursday 29 December 2016.  Sunday 29 January 2017.

Sunday 26 March 2017.  Easter Monday 17 April 2017


womens-wellbeing-sept3 October   –  WOMEN’S WELLBEING – Caring for Body, Mind and Heart for Canterbury Migrant Women.  Every Monday  11am – 12.30pm starting 3  October .  Evening Session Thursdays 5.30pm to 7pm.

 

To book your place please contact Canterbury Migrant Centre.  Phone 366 1315.  166 St Asaph Street, Christchurch.  Free Entry.  Donation would be appreciated.  Facilitated by Tomo Takaku.

 

 


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

Bruce working on getting the garden in tip top order for the Garden Tour on Labour Weekend  October.  The Daffodils look lovely at present.

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.


logo3 October    – Monday – LITTLE RIVER WAIREWA COMMUNITY TRUSTS Meeting. 7.30pm in the Meeting Room at the Little River Service Centre

All Welcome.

Items for the Agenda to Mac Burch , Chairman.  chair.lrwct.2015@gmail.com


5 October  – Wednesday – 11am.  COUNTRY LIVING OUTING   Visit Suzanne Turners garden 154 Adams road, West Melton. Lunch $25. Garden $5.00. Total $30,00 (funds for the Garden Tour go to the Cancer Society. Contact Mary Millar


7 October – HOLIDAY PROGRAMME with Anna Dalzell/Omoana Press.  “Be Plastic Bag Free”  Print your own shopping bag.  5 years plus.  $45.00.  Phone  0277 855 926


voting-closes-8-october-12-midday8 October – Saturday – LOCAL ELECTIONS 2016.  Voting Closes 12 o’clock midday Saturday 8 October.

Post your voting document in the orange freepost envelope no later than Wednesday 5 October 2016

OR  

Take it to Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch City Libraries or Service Centres so it is with the Electoral Officer before voting closes. (One voting document per envelope please.)

For assistance call 0800 666 922.


8 October  – 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.


9 October   – 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


10 October – Monday – Term 4 commences for Little River School.


11 October – BANKS PENINSULA RUGBY CLUB AGM – 7.30pm at the Rugby Club Rooms.  All Welcome.


meet-the-team1 1 October – Tuesday – 9 – 4 pm.  Meet the Team with your questionsENVIRONMENT CANTERBURY staff will be working our of the Little River Service Centre in the coming weeks so feel free to come in and have a chat.  Were here to help you with things like.  Understanding what the Wairewa change to the Land and Water regional Plan means for you.   Help with any resource consents.  funding for environment projects.  Possible areas for a pilot riverbank stabilisation project.   Little River Drainage Rating District.

Saturday 1 October 9am  – 12pm,  Tuesday 11 October 9 – 4pm.  No appointment necessary.


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12 October   – Wednesday – The Akaroa-Wairewa Community Board Meeting at Little River

If you wish to make a deputation to the Board please contact Liz Carter on (03)304 1017 or on (03) 941 5682 from Christchurch or email liz.carter@ccc.govt.nz


13 October – Thursday – BANKS PENINSULA TOUCH RUGBY starts.  Every Thursday at the Little River Domain, 6pm.  Costs $100 Subs per Team.  Mix teams, to register your team please email bptouchfooty@gmail.com or message us via our Facebook Page.  Registration close  Friday 7 October.


yoga-workshop15 October – SPRING AWAKENING YOGA IN WAINUI BAY – with Lisa Mills –  10 am to 4pm – Wainui Bay Community Centre  (Cnr Wainui Main Rd/Wainui Valley Rd)

Cost: $95 (includes organic lunch and herb teas).  Bookings Essential: limited to 18 participants

Contact Kathy Guidi: 03 304 8822, 021 202 2954 or email kaguidi@yahoo.com Kathy Guidi facilitates a weekly yoga and wellness class in Wainui and runs Birdsong Retreat.

Give yourself the loving gift of yoga, exquisite food and the beautiful environment of Wainui Bay as we move into the enlivening energy of Spring.  Read More


16 October – Sunday – BLACK AND COLOURED SHEEP BREEDERS ASSOCIATION OPEN DAY – 10am to 4.00pm.   Greenacres  Fibre Processing, 155 Burnham School Road.

www.colouredsheep.org.nz


Banks Peninsula Hill Climb15 and 16 October Saturday and Sunday – BANKS PENINSULA HILLCLIMB WEEKEND

This is two sealed hillclimbs run over one weekend in the Banks Peninsula area.  Saturday is on the Summit Road, between Evans Pass Road and Mt Pleasant Road.

Sunday is Kinloch Road, Little River and Kinloch Road will be closed for this from 9am to 6pm on the 16 October for this.

 


 

Hll Top Nic Saxon15 October – Saturday – NICK SAXEN – entertains at the Hill Top Hotel

 

Open 10 to late Thursday to Sunday

www.thehilltop.co.nz


Banks Peninsula Ball15 October – Saturday – The Banks Peninsula Rugby Football Club BANKS PENINSULA BALL. A Red Carpet Event for the Banks Peninsula Community at the Gaiety Hall, Rue Jolie, Akaroa.

Amazing Live Band THE MENNIEZ – Fantastic Canapés and Cash Bar.

7pm to Midnight.  Red Carpet Arrivals 7 – 8pm.

Ticket Price $80.00.  Early Bird $65.00 (16/9/2016)

Go to iTickets.co.nz to buy your tickets.


garden-tour23 – 24 October – Sunday and Monday of Labour Weekend –  LITTLE RIVER FLOWER POWER GARDEN TRAIL AND PLACES OF INTEREST  – $10.00 per person.  $9.00 Garden Club Members, Children Free.  Tickets available from the Little River Craft Station  phone 3251 320  (Open 7 Days a week.) or email littlerivercraftstation@gmail.com .

 

Tickets can be purchased on both days.

14 exciting gardens and venues to visit.  Devonshire teas and refreshments.  Live music “The Great Depression” Country Blues.

Proceeds to the Little River Fire Brigade, Kids Gym, Birdlings Flat Boys Club, Coronation Library Garden.


spring-fair23 October – Sunday – 10am to 4pm – ORTON BRADLEY PARK SPRING FAIR 2016 – Music, Gourmet Food Stalls, Activities for the kids, Art Stalls, Plant Stalls, Farm animals and more.

Entry Fee Adults $5.00, Children Free.

Free Parking.


23 October – Sunday – BOOK SALE AT THE AKAROA BOWLING CLUB

 


oldboats29/30  October – Saturday to Sunday -The AKAROA CLASSIC AND TRADITIONAL BOATS REGATTA –  This year’s Akaroa Classic and Traditional Boats Regatta will again be centred at the Akaroa Recreation Ground and on the water of the adjacent inner harbour during the weekend of Oct 29-30. We look forward to again enjoying the delights of Akaroa again and the camaraderie of all those who enjoy the pleasure of ‘messing about’ in boats be they classic or traditional.
 A major aim of this regatta, our 7th, is to be a gathering for likeminded people to bring out their craft whatever age or stage they are at, use them and share experiences with others.  In the past regattas participants have learned new skills, established new friendships and renewed old acquaintances.

Emailp.braithwaite@paradise.net.nz

Phone03 942 6165

 


 

30 October – Sunday – COMMUNITY BREAKFAST AND LITTLE RIVER CLUB INFORMATION DAY – Contact  lrwctrust@gmail.com if your Club would like to have a stand at this event.


Kaituna Golf Club Men June 14KAITUNA GOLF CLUB –

Kaituna Golf Club is open for Casual Players – Green Fees $15.00  –  Jones Road (Gravel Road). Little River.

Contact Mark Phone 3251 007.

Ladies Club Captain Contact Trish Manson 3251 153.


banks-peninsula-walking-festival5 – 27 November – BANKS PENINSULA WALKING FESTIVAL –

The walking festival is being run by Project Littleton, Akaroa District Promotions, the Rod Donald Trust and the Little River Wairewa Community Trust.

The walks will take place in weekends across November.

For the full programme and to purchase tickets click here


NOVEMBER PREVIEW

20 November – Sunday – LITTLE RIVER PONY CLUB AWESOME HORSE TRECK – $50.00 includes lunch.  Contact littleriverponyclub@gmail.com or phone Allison 325 1336 or 021 0277 9363.  A Little River Pony Club Fundraiser.


26 – 27 November – AKAROA HOUSE AND GARDEN TOUR.  Tickets on Sale Now.  Another Spectacular Garden Tour of Akaroa and the Bays.


PAINTED AND CARVED – Exhibition at the Akaroa Museum – Akaroa Museum opens the first of its new exhibitions. Painted and Carved- the art of J. H. Menzies is an exhibition about John Henry Menzies, a local artist and farmer with a deep interest in Maori patterns.

Menzies collected Maori patterns and applied them to features in his houses at Menzies Bay and on furniture. The beautiful St Luke’s church at Little Akaloa, consecrated in 1906, is the work of Menzies.  Painted and Carved can be viewed at Akaroa Museum until April 2017.

 

 

DECEMBER PREVIEW

Hill Top Jo Meares10 December – Saturday – 7.30pm.  JO MEARS entertains at the Hill Top Hotel

Open 10 to late Thursday to Sunday

www.thehilltop.co.nz


 

18 December – Sunday – Little River Christmas Event

 


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