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Are you interested in playing cards and/or scrabble on a regular basis in Little River.  If so contact Virginia on 027 2750733 

Men-web-300x149 to 6 June -New  Exhibition at the Little River Gallery  – MEN by Gill Hay.    The exhibition runs through to the 6 June  2018.  To read more about the exhibition go here

Little River Gallery.  Main Road, Little River. Phone 3251 944. 

Open Seven Days a week.  9am to 5pm. 

Business awardsWestpac Champion Business Awards – Entries and Nominations are now open for the 2018 Westpac Champion Business Awards. The Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of businesses and charities in the Canterbury Region.

This year’s awards feature a host of new categories – to see these and to nominate a business or enter your own at HERE.

Enviroment canterbury23 May – Wednesday – DROP IN SESSIONS FOR ADVICE AND SUPPORT.  Our Staff will be at Little River every Wednesday  from 9.00am to 1.00pm.  If you need some help understanding ways to improve biodiversity or want some advice on how to reduce stream bank erosion, drop in and have a chat to our staff.

Banks Peninsula Zone Team Drop in Days – Little River Service Centre.  9am to 1.00pm March to September 2018.

Heritage23 May – Wednesday 10am to 2pm –  Tangible and Intangible Heritage Workshop – As you know, Christchurch City Council is working to develop a Draft Heritage Strategy, and you’re invited to a workshop to help us make it as effective and meaningful as possible.
We’re working in partnership with Ngāi Tahu to develop this strategy, based on all the information which you and other key stakeholders shared with us in May and June last year. We’re also developing an implementation plan to make sure that the strategy is relevant and accessible for everyone across the city and Banks Peninsula. That’s where you come in – to be a success, this plan needs input from the community, heritage building owners, advocates and professionals. To do this collaboratively, we’re hosting the above  workshop to which you’re invited:

Tangible and Intangible Heritage – Our connections between people and places, past and present.  A light lunch will be provided  Where: Ferrymead Heritage Park, 50 Ferrymead Park Drive.  We’re delighted to announce that guest speakers include Katharine Watson (Archaeologist) and Chris Johnston (Melbourne-based heritage consultant).  Join us to discuss the values, visions, ideas and opportunities to better celebrate, protect and promote our tangible and intangible heritage. More details will follow closer to the time. We’ll be consulting on the Draft Strategy later in 2018.

To RSVP, or if you have any questions, please reply by email to: or phone (03) 941 8047 by Friday 18 May.

Little River Toy Library25 May – 12.15 to 12.45pm –   LTTLE RIVER TOY LIBRARY  will be open this afternoon.   We are now offering FREE membership to all Little River families!!!! You just have to pay for the hire of toys.

Great time to get some new and entertaining toys for your kids or grandkids.
Come on down this afternoon…. have a look around.   The Little River Toy Library is open Fortnightly on a Friday.

Qizz Night - Sue25 May – Friday – QUIZZ NIGHT at the Little River Community Centre – ANGUS LATHAM, NATHAN SILCOCK, JACK THOMPSON & GEMMA THORNLEY are raising funds for a “World Challenge trip” to Nepal, December 2018 with Lincoln High School.  7 to 10pm

Bar, Raffle and Auction.

$60 table/4 people – call 03 3251284 to book

BP Rugby Logo26 May  – Saturday – BANKS PENINSULA RUGBY GAMES played at Awa Iti Domain, Little River are as follows –

We are having a working bee on Sunday from 10.30 at the club rooms any help would be appreciated.
This weeks draw.  Under 7 – Bp vs Prebbleton 10.00 Little River.
Come on down and enjoy a good game of rugby and support our local teams.

website-banner1-2021Beca Heritage Week is – Strength from Struggle – Remembering our courageous Communities. This year there are some significant anniversaries in terms of large scale national and international events including:

•125 years since women’s suffrage achieved in New Zealand
•100 years since the World War I armistice
•100 years since the 1918 influenza pandemic.

The theme for Beca Heritage Week 2018 reflects these significant anniversaries which were hard won or hard fought struggles in world and New Zealand history. These anniversaries present an opportunity to remember the challenges faced by many communities in the past, commemorate the loss, courage and endurance of those who came before us, and celebrate their victories. Want to be involved?? Applications now open – closing Friday 8 June. Follow the link…/heritage/heritage-week/ for further information. Beca Heritage Week runs from the 12 to the 22 October 2018.

THE DUCK SHOOTING SEASON. The NZ Duck Shooting season opens each year on the 1st Saturday in May. This is when most hunters take part and most birds are shot. Each hunter can shoot up to 50 ducks per day and no limit on geese. NZ has a three-month season May to July so even if you don’t make the opening weekend you can still enjoy some waterfowl shooting later in the season.

A License must be obtained from Fish and Game New Zealand every season . Restrictions apply.   Go here for  a copy of the 2018 Handbook.

SALUTE TO ADVENTURE – The Worsley Exhibition at the Akaroa Museum. 71 Rue Lavaud. Daily 10.30am – 4.30pm. Free Entry. Frank Worsley was born in Akaroa and was one of the finest sailors, navigators, and Antarctic explorers of his time. Step into his world and discover where his thirst for adventure led him. 

Craft Station Produce StandCRAFT 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 Little River Craft Station will be celebrating the Queens 92nd  Birthday on Monday 4 June with cake and tea for customers and visitors to the “Station”. Pop in and say hello.queen

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.

Revival Clothing Monthly On  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

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


Goats2 June – Saturday Queens Birthday Weekend – 1.30pm TO 3pm – CANTERBURY DAIRY GOAT BREEDER,  RIBBON SHOW AND INFORMATION  FUN DAY  – Goat owners and people interested in owning goats.  

This is for anyone, you don’t need to be a member or have goats registered. Please read the information and share around.

Canterbury A&P Grounds, Stable Block, Curtletts Road, Christchurch.  Contact  Club members free,  Non Club Members $2.00 per goat.

Banks Peninsula conservation Trust LogoWe would love to have you volunteer with us – Come and help us preserve and enhance the unique and special biodiversity of Banks Peninsula.

Where: Woodlands Covenant, Robinson’s Bay
When: Saturday 2nd June, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Details: We’ll be supporting our landowner tackle convolvulousbpct

Where: Balguerie Stream, Akaroa
When: Saturday 9th June, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Details: We’ll be supporting our landowner tackle Old Man’s Beard

Where: Port Saddle, Lyttelton
When: Saturday 8th September 10am – 4pm
Details: Planting out an area on Port Saddle as part of our restoration project partnership with Lyttelton Port Company.

Please register your interest by contacting our Volunteer Coordinator Sophie Hartnell

Living Streams Emblem sign2 June – Saturday – LIVING SPRINGS COMMUNITY NURSERY open 10am to 2pmThe nursery is now open Wednesday 9am to 3pm and Saturday 10 to 2pm.  The nursery has some great specials on at the moment.  Read their May newsletter Here for full details  of plants available with prices – also a list of specials available at the moment.

Recently 550 plants were dug in at Pa road, most protected by combiguards. If you wish to be part of our restoration team please let us Annelies know.

Annelies  can always be contacted  for plants outside of Nursery Hours.  Phone her and she will arrange to meet you at the nursery or have a look in the nursery and let Annelies 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      Phone 3251 229.

3 June – Sunday – 9am.  Pink Ribbon BreakfastPINK RIBBON BREAKFAST – Hosted by the Little River Hotel to fundraise for a good cause.   $25 per person includes a cooked breakfast and some refreshments. 

To help with catering  please reserve your seat before the day.  Contact Lauren  at the Little River Hotel on  03 3251007 or  on her cell phone.  021441956. 

Or private message her through Facebook.

3 June    – Sunday – 11amST 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.

4 June – Monday – QUEENS BIRTHDAY – Enjoy the long weekend – The Little River Craft Station will be celebrating the Queens Birthday with cake and tea.  If you are passing by pop in and see us.

Little River CommunityTrust Logo FA4 June  –  Monday –  LITTLE RIVER WAIREWA COMMUNITY TRUST  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) –  Landline 03 3251 233  or Cell 027 3355 233, or Barb (Secretary),  027 313 2287 or  03 3290947.

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.  Read the Little River Wairewa Community Trusts April Newsletter here

Izzy5 June – Tuesday –  11am.    IZZY HOULT BALLET FUNDRAISER –    Fund raiser for Izzy Hoult at Izzy’s  Home at 43c Western Valley Road, Little River.   French Themed  Lunch and Wine Tasting $30.00 includes wine and lunch.  Reply by 29th May to or  Phone 027 3425620

Raising money to help with New Zealand School of Dance – National scholar expenses.

Share with Jane her rather small, colourful and recycled family home for a French themed lunch with a touch of kiwiana and a tutored wine tasting with local expert Rob Fowler from Pieroth Wines NZ.

Meet at 11am for tea, coffee and a chat about the house, storage ideas and recycled treasures followed by lunch and wine tasting, enjoy samples of a variety of wine from the beautiful, diverse and historic French vineyards.  Izzy Hoult Ballet Fundraiser 2018

Wood-burning-fire-900x4809 June – Saturday – WINTER STILLNESS – STOKING YOUR INNER FIRES – Wainui Bay Community Centre,  Banks Peninsula.  10am to 3pm.   Part of the Ways of Wellness (WOW) Workshop Series.  With Lisa Mills: Yoga Teacher, Creative Therapist and Movement Facilitator and Kathy Guidi – Passionate Cook and WOW Girl

$85.00 includes lunch, art materials and hearty log fire.  Bookings Essential, limited to 18 participants.  Contact Kathy Phone 021 202 2954. For further information go to here

ALLISON AT tRAP lIBRARY10 June     – 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.Okuti River

Contact Alison on 3251-336 or Geoff Ettrick on 3251-332 for more informationTrap 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.

Allison is Coordinating the Okuti River Project   Ecan have made a start on clearing the Okuti River from Breitmeyers Road to the Okuti Tennis Courts.    The area will be cleared for fencing and planting.  Photo shows the large stacks of willows cleared from the river and banks.

10 June  – 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 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

Business awardsWestpac Champion Business Awards – Entries and Nominations are now open for the 2018 Westpac Champion Business Awards. The Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of businesses and charities in the Canterbury Region.

This year’s awards feature a host of new categories – to see these and to nominate a business or enter your own at HERE.

Silverstream Bull Sale13 June – Wednesday – ANNUAL BULL SALE 2018 – at 2pm.   Silverstream hosts and annual on farm auction where this year we will offer 65 Charolais bulls and 15 Hereford bulls. The sale is always held on the second Wednesday in June every year.

This year’s sale will include our first sons of Palgrove  Headline  and Silverstream Jensen J19 plus more sons from Silverstream Geddes, Silverstream Evolution and Silverstream Frampton. We will also have more sons of the awesome Silverstream Evolution and our powerful Silverstream Frampton. Our Herefords will include the third crop of sons from Gay Olympus (Our fantastic sire we purchased off the Maungahina stud 5 years ago).

the second crop of sons from Gay Olympus (Our fantastic sire we purchased off the Maungahina stud 4 years ago).  Read more Here

24 June –  Sunday – Mud Sweat and TearsMUD SWEAT AND TEARS – Motukara RacecourseThis unique event will challenge you in so many ways. Winter doesnt have to be dull, dark and boring anymore. Not when you’ve got the Mud, Sweat and Tears Challenge to look forward to! This event is about having fun whilst challenging your physical and mental strength. The course is designed to be challenging and if you have average fitness, determination and a sense of fun, you will have a ball! Remember, the mud will wash off, but the memories will last forever. This event is open to guys and girls, but competitors must be 13 years and older. Compete as an individual or get a group of work mates, friends or the family together as a team and have a crack at this exciting event.  For further information  contact Kath,  go to website here

25 June – Monday – BANKS PENINSULA COMMUNITY BOARD  meeting will now be held in Akaroa instead of Lyttelton.  To read other interesting information go to the Banks Peninsula Community Boards May Newsletter here 

DANCINGWednesday – BALLROOM DANCNG LESSONSBALLROOM DANCING LESSONS ARE CONTINUING BUT THE CLASSES ARE FULL.  Due to such a great response Faye and Tim will be looking to run another class later in the year.

Come and learn beginner’s Ballroom and Latin dancing with Faye and Tim. Try out the Waltz, Rock n Roll, Social Foxtrot and Meringue.  Gold coin donation per person.  Partners not essential. Two left feet and a lack of rhythm a definite advantage!  Contact Tim and Faye 03 325 1373  or

under2Little River Playcentre  – Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9.15am to 11.45am.
New Mums this is for you!
Come along  on a Wednesday morning to join the play group for you and your under 2 year old!  Phone 03 377 2540.


Saturday – LITTLE RIVER GYMNASTICS first term date. Will run for 9 weeks from the 6 May till the 1 June. Spaces are limited so please email for further information. 











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