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WHAT’S ON IN LITTLE RIVER AND DISTRICTS JUNE 2019

Parking changesLITTLE RIVER PARKING CHANGES – Information Notice.  We are working with Little River Communityparking changes map Trust to implement some improvements to the existing parking and traffic movements outside Little River Railway Station. These improvements are part of the Little River Development Plan created by the community.  What are we doing?

 Realign the existing bus park outside the Railway Station and change the bus parking restriction from P30 to P15 to allow for more buses to pick up and drop off.   Realign the other bus park from opposite the Railway Station to behind the café.  Extend the existing P120 parking restriction opposite the Railway Station.   Widen and improve the pedestrian access around the Railway Station.  Improve the parking area behind café including painted parking bays. New planter boxes outside the Railway Station and the Café. Re-paint the one way arrows on the road outside the Railway Station. The Little River Community Trust have funding to also paint 3D markings on the road outside the Railway Station to support traffic calming.   For  notice of changes and maps read Little River parking changes   Contact Sam Sharland, 03 941 8793 .  ccc.govt.nz


Lay of the Land1 – 26 June    NEW EXHIBITION AT THE LITTLE RIVER GALLERY.   Brent Forbes – LAY OF THE LAND –
Beautifully moody land and seascapes – That magic hour of sun’s last stand picks out the folds of our deal land.  The ribbon of road divides the scene, rear-view mirror shows where I’ve been.  And now I stand with brush in hand, margin marked between sky and land. Brings to min, one stormy day the rough sea clawing at the bay.  Black rubbed back, a streak of blue and arc of land and sea construe.
The exhibition runs through to the 26 June .  Little River Gallery, Main Road, Little River. Phone 3251 944.  Open Seven Days a week. 9am to 5pm. http://www.littlerivergallery.com/

Little River CommunityTrust Logo new18 June – Tuesday –  Fiona McLean, Acting Secretary/Coordinator for  the Little River Wairewa Community Trust will be working at the Little River Service Centre between 10 – 12 noon each Tuesday.  If you would like to know more about the work of The Trust and how you could be involved or how the Trust  could help you with your own  community project idea pop in and have a chat with her.  If you know of any new residents to Little River contact her and  she will organise a Welcome to Little River Bag for them.  Email lrwctrust@gmail.com


Badminton19 May  – Wednesday – Have you tried Badminton yet? It is great fun and good for agility and fitness. Starting 1st May in LITTLE RIVER at the Community Centre, Western Valley Road.

All equipment is supplied. Even some friendly tutors willing to share their skills. Beginners welcome. 7- 8.30pm.  $5 casual fee or $50 May until Sept.

Contact Simon Fowlers@landcareresearch.co.nz


MeditationA four week  Meditation Course in Little River beginning on the 10th

4 WEEK MEDITATION COURSE – Mondays 7.15 -8.30pm. Starting Monday 10th June. Beginners welcome.
With Phlippe and Arielle Atman. Guided Meditations for more calm, clarity and well being in your life.  $80 for the course.
Phone 027 232 1610 to enrol and for more info.

Hill top pizza nightHill Top Hotel – Join us every Friday Night  for half price Pizza night.  4 – 7pm.

Phone 3251 005

Hill Top Hotel,

5207 Christchurch Akaroa Road, Little River 7591

www.thehilltop.co.nz


Yoga arielleYOGA @ Little River Community centre is on each week on a Wednesday morning

9.45 -11am, Heart Breath Yoga a gentle form of Hatha Yoga  suitable for everyone, beginners and experienced practitioners. 
Great for your health and wellbeing. Includes Breathing, Meditation, Relaxation and Asana. $15/class.  Just come along and bring a mat if you have one.
with Arielle Atman – experienced Hatha Yoga Teacher
For more info ph.027 2321610, arielle.atman@hotmail.com

whale potsThe Return of the Whale Pots (try pots) – If you’ve been wondering where the try pots have been, they have undergone refurbishment by the Railway Station Trust  (which included special treatment by an expert) and are now back in front of the station mounted on a specially made plinth. Signage is being manufactured explaining their use.  Watch this space.
Check out the interesting display in the Heritage Room inside the “Station”, around the subject of whaling in the past,  on the peninsula in particular.  Displays can be seen when the Little River Craft Station is open.  9.30 to 4.30 seven days a week. Craft Station, Information Service, Community Produce Stand. Phone 3251 320.

Walking Festival 1Banks Peninsula Walking Festival 2019 – We are busy planning this year’s Walking Festival which is always very popular for the weekends of November 2019. We are looking for special walks or tramps within the Little River area and people to guide them. If you have a special place on your land or know of a great walk we would love to hear from you.  Contact Donald Matheson donald.matheson@canterbury.ac.nz


20 June   – Thursday –JUSTICE OF THE PEACE SERVICE – DROP IN SESSION AT THE LITTLE RIVER LIBRARY .  11.00am – 12.30pm .  Val Peak will be holding the JP drop in sessions each Thursday .  Bookings are not necessary


Revival Clothing20 June – Thursday  – MARKET DAY at REVIVAL – 10.30 to 1.00pm – You are ALL invited to participate!  This costs you nothing! It’s a GIFT from REVIVAL to our community who we value and love!

Bring a small table.  Set it up at Revival, St Andrews Church, Church Road, Little River  And whatever you want to sell, fill up your table with it!

Contact Carolyn Fiddymont phone 3251 220.


22 JuneSaturday –  SOLSTICE/MATARIKI NIGHT – 6pm onwards. BYO, Pot Luck, gold coin.  Birdlings Flat Community Centre.  Contact Fiona email  waggie@xtra.co.nz


2Living Streams Emblem sign2 June   – Saturday – LIVING SPRINGS COMMUNITY NURSERY – The Nursery is open on a Wednesday and Saturday each week.   You will find the nursery behind the Little River Service Centre.  The Nursery has a number of plants to clear.  Check out what is on offer in the Autumn promotion newsletter living streams nursery promo3Contacts Annelies (phone 021 1082161 or email annelies.pekelharing@gmail.com) or   Fiona Waghorn aggie@xtra.co.nz phone 3290 171 or 022 1669 523


Our Winter hours at the Challenge Garage everyday are:  7.30am Open.         5.30pm Close. 

CHALLENGE GARAGE 4223 Main Road / State Highway 75.  Little River Canterbury 7591.  Phone / fax   :   03 325 1002  

Te Oka Bay Hut 1BANKS PENINSULA PLANS AHEAD TO PROTECT PRECIOUS PARKS

Management Plans for two picturesque parks on Banks Peninsula have won approval.

Read Newsline story here.


Community Board Newsletter July24 June  – Monday   – BANKS PENINSULA COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING – 10am to 12.30 –     Follow at the Little River   Board Room, Little River Service Centre.   I always enjoy reading  the Banks Peninsula Community Boards Check out their  June Newsletter HERE 

Contact Liz Carter,  Community Board Advisor,  Banks Peninsula/Lyttelton. 027 281 4835/ 941 5682 liz,carter@ccc.govt.nz


26 June – Wednesday 12.15am to 1.15pm – Environment Canterbury – Air Quality – Lunchtime Seminar at the Community & Public Health, 310 Manchester Street .  Christine Butler – Air Implementation Team Leader.  Clare Pattison – Senior Strategy Advisor

Christine and Clare will speak about Environment Canterbury’s Cleaner Home Heating Programme for households including joint work with Christchurch City Council to deliver free home performance assessments. Find out about avoiding unnecessary outlay to keep warm in winter, the latest on world leading low emission burners, how your log burner can keep you warmer for less cost, and what help is available if you can’t afford a new burner.

To read  full notice with  registration details  go to link following 190626ECanAirQuality


Planting Day 129 June – PLANTING DAY – 10am.   Birdlings Flat residents are invited to a Forest Planting Event.  the planting will occur on a covenanted reserve that is part of the Oashore farm.  This property is being managed for conservation values and is gradually reverting back to native vegetation.

The trees we plant will create a forest in view of Birdlings Flat.  Meet at Rima and John’s place across the beach at the end of the Bossu Road.  From there we’ll walk up the hill to the planting site.  Bring a spade if you have one, some are supplied.  Gardening gloves recommended.  Also warm clothes and a drink.

Around 1.30pm there will be a sausage sizzle and afternoon tea back at the house, provided free.


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 KUKUPA CLAY AND CRAFTS JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS IN LITTLE RIVER– Alyson Aisabie is an experienced teacher with a passion and skill in running affordable, quality, low ratio, children’s art, craft and pottery workshops.

This coming July School Holidays the Little River Wairewa Community Trust is delighted to be working in partnership with Alyson to bring these workshops to the Little River Area.  9.30 to 12.30 daily $30 per child per session for children ages  six years and up at the Okuti Valley Hall, Okuti Valley Road.

Daily for two weeks  8th – 12 July and 15th to 19th July.  Go here for registration form.

All enquiries and bookings to Alyson Aislabie  ajaisabie@gmail.com  Phone 0210521930,  Early bookings essential.


Cheese Making CourseArtisan Cheese Making Workshops in Little River – Dates: Saturday 6th July    10am – 2pm,             Saturday 13th July,             Saturday 3rd August.

Fun and interactive day.  Learn how to make cheese at home using everyday kitchen equipment.  Workshops are run  on an informal basis for small groups.  A light lunch is provided , with a selection of cheese to taste.  Participants take home samples of previously made cheeses, list of suppliers and recipes.  A small selection of cheese making supplies will be available for purchase on the day .  Full details go to information of following link.    Artisan Cheesemaking Workshop 06.07.19 

Cost is $90 per person including lunch. Venue Okuti Valley Hall .   Contact: Kath Macdonald,                 Little River Creative ,                 Mobile 027 298 9288.                  Email macdonaldkath@gmail.com   

To check out the Winter events on in Christchurch go to link here


SCULPTURE ON THE PENINSULA  are  accepting submissions for our November 2019 event up until 5 July. Details  at here  Sculpture on the Peninsula is a contemporary sculpture exhibition held every two years.  It is the largest scuptural exhibition in the South Island and attracts both leading and emerging sculptures. The event runs from 8 November to Sunday 10 November and is held at Loudon Farm, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District, Canterbury


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TIMEBANKING IN LITTLE RIVER – People in the Little River area have gardeningbeen offered a fantastic opportunity to become a Neighbourhood within the Selwyn Time bank. This means we can trade time credits rather than money for services, products, and equipment. Learn more about Time Banking at selwyntimebank.net.nz. Little River Contact Virginia Phone 027 2750733 or Sandra Tuckwell phone 3251 970


TRevival Clothinguesday – Revival Clothing  –   Open each Tuesday and Thursday  10.30am  – 1.30pm at St Andrews Church, Church Road, Little River. Contact Heather Williams  Phone  3251 259 or Contact Fiona Phone 3290171 or email  waggie@xtra.co.nz.     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.

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.

For Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Bags contact Heather Williams home 3251 259


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 Return of the Whale Pots (try pots) – If you’ve been wondering where the try pots have been, they have undergone refurbishment by the Railway Station Trust  (which included special treatment by an expert) and are now back in front of the station mounted on a specially made plinth. Signage is being manufactured explaining their use.  Watch this space.

Check out the interesting display in the Heritage Room inside the “Station”, around the subject of whaling in the past,  on the peninsula in particular.

Displays by the Little River Railway Station Trust  Open when Craft Station Open 7 days a week. 9am to 5pm.

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.


PETER AND THE WOLF – performed by the Southern Ballet Company in Christchurch.

Izzy Hoult  is performing with the Southern Ballet Intermediate Ballet Company, in Peter and The Wolf in Christchurch.
Izzy dances the role of the ‘Cat’ Tuesday 9th at 2pm, Thursday 11th at 11am and Friday 12th at  6pm.  The rest of the time she is dancing in the supporting roles of the lake, forest and hunters!
Very exciting
Would be great to see some familiar faces in the audience


Bruces Garden (2)1 July    – Monday 10 -12noon. CORONATION LIBRARY GARDEN MORNINGIt’s Winter and the garden needs clearing and mulching.   There is plenty of work in the garden  if you have an hour or two to come along and help you would be most welcome. 

Phone Bruce on 3251 040.


1 July Little River CommunityTrust Logo new  – 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 Secretary/Coordinator lrwctrust@gmail.com


3 July   –  Wednesday –  COUNTRY LIVING OUTING –   Visit to David Lloyd and partner Blanche Fryer’s home the former St Joseph’s Catholic Church.  at 10am at 12 O’Connell Street, Southbridge. Cost $5.00.   Lunch 12.00 at The Suburban Eatery, 112 High Street, Leeston.

David is a well-known artist working with nature and Blanche a talented potter.

The Lakeside Art Gallery and the High Street Collectibles Shop before or after lunch are worthy of a visit and are all in walking distance to our lunch venue in Leeston.  Reply   to Mary by the 26 June   email  manderleyfarm@gmail.com


Cheese Making Course6 July – Saturday – Artisan Cheese Making Workshops in Little River – Dates: Saturday 6th July    10am – 2pm,             Saturday 13th July,             Saturday 3rd August.

Fun and interactive day.  Learn how to make cheese at home using everyday kitchen equipment.  Workshops are run  on an informal basis for small groups.  A light lunch is provided , with a selection of cheese to taste.  Participants take home samples of previously made cheeses, list of suppliers and recipes.  A small selection of cheese making supplies will be available for purchase on the day .  Full details go to information of following link.    Artisan Cheesemaking Workshop 06.07.19 

Cost is $90 per person including lunch. Venue Okuti Valley Hall .   Contact: Kath Macdonald,                 Little River Creative ,                 Mobile 027 298 9288.                  Email macdonaldkath@gmail.com   

Anglican Church7 July     – Sunday – 5pmST ANDREWS ANGLICAN CHURCH– Church Services first Sunday of the month. Formal Service with Communion with a shared meal.     Third Sunday 5pm –  Family Service followed by a shared Meal. Upper Church Road, Little River.

Local contact Fiona Waghorn 3290-171.


Kukupa Clay and Crafts July School Holiday Workshops_page-0001KUKUPA CLAY AND CRAFTS JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS IN LITTLE RIVER– Alyson Aisabie is an experienced teacher with a passion and skill in running affordable, quality, low ratio, children’s art, craft and pottery workshops.

This coming July School Holidays the Little River Wairewa Community Trust is delighted to be working in partnership with Alyson to bring these workshops to the Little River Area.  9.30 to 12.30 daily $30 per child per session for children ages  six years and up at the Okuti Valley Hall, Okuti Valley Road.

Daily for two weeks  8th – 12 July and 15th to 19th July.

All enquiries and bookings to Alyson Aislabie  ajaisabie@gmail.com  Phone 0210521930,  Early bookings essential.


1Cheese Making Course3 July – Saturday – Artisan Cheese Making Workshops in Little River – Dates: Saturday 6th July    10am – 2pm,             Saturday 13th July,             Saturday 3rd August.

Fun and interactive day.  Learn how to make cheese at home using everyday kitchen equipment.  Workshops are run  on an informal basis for small groups.  A light lunch is provided , with a selection of cheese to taste.  Participants take home samples of previously made cheeses, list of suppliers and recipes.  A small selection of cheese making supplies will be available for purchase on the day .  Full details go to information of following link.    Artisan Cheesemaking Workshop 06.07.19 

Cost is $90 per person including lunch. Venue Okuti Valley Hall .   Contact: Kath Macdonald,                 Little River Creative ,                 Mobile 027 298 9288.                  Email macdonaldkath@gmail.com  

 LITTLE RIVER FLOWER POWER GARDEN TRAIL 2019.  Looking for people happy to open their gardens to the public for this event. Traditionally this has been held on the Sunday and Monday of Labour weekend with gardens open from 10am to 4pm each day, so that would be the 27th and 28th Oct this year. However if enough people prefer it, I’m happy to look at a weekend in Nov such as Show weekend as long as this doesn’t clash with other local events.

All sorts of gardens from the manicured to the wilderness are welcomed. Weeds are fine (though perhaps not illegal crops). Proceeds go back into the community.

Any queries or to let me know you’re interested  phone Kath  3251906.


ALLISON AT tRAP lIBRARY14 July   – 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.  There are even traps for birds like the pesky magpie.  There are a lot of opossums about at the moment – Alison advice will help you catch them.    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.

Akaroa now has its own Trap Library contact akaroatraplibrary@gmail.com for details.


14 July   – 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 Geoff Gray  


19 July – Friday – Mexican Night– Mexican food pot luck, 6pm onwards BYO (Mexican food-but any food to share), movie’ suitable for all the family called  ‘Tortilla Soup’.  At the Birdlings Flat Community Centre.  Contact Fiona waggie@xtra.co.nz


Postcard photoUPDATE ON POSTCARD STORY – I had a message from a Marnie Walters who whose fathPostcard photo 1er had bought a postcard for her from a collectibles store in Rotorua about 25 years ago when she was a horse mad little girl and convinced her Dad to buy it for her for the picture.

She loved how the postcard tells a story with a few words. The postcard is postmarked 22 December 1908 and is addressed to a Miss Letitia Heyward, C/- Heyward, Coach Road, Little River.

The notice was put on www.littleriver.org.nz and also sent out in an email newsletter and we got a reply from our local historian Kathy Bisman. Letitia Marie Heyward was born in 1896 and came from a large family with three brothers and two sisters. She attended Little River Side School which was halfway up Coach Road to the Hilltop, then Puaha School which the Little River Side School building was shifted too and is still there today being used as a home. In both cases she would have ridden a pony or horse to school. The family shifted to Christchurch and in 1928 Letitia married Walter John Sutherland. Letitia died in 1974 and Walter shifted to Rotorua about 1984 and he died there in 1985 so that would by why the postcard ended up in Rotorua.

Letitia and Walter had two daughters (Patricia Marie & Shirley Letitia. With the leads from Kathy I looked in the Christchurch Telephone Book and result found Shirley Letitia and yes she was a direct descendant of Letitia Marie Heyward – her daughter in fact.

Marnie will be contacting Shirley to return the postcard to the family. Thankyou Marnie and Kathy for making this possible.


Winter High Tea 2019 june_aug _24 August – Sunday – WINTER HIGH TEA –  11am to 3pm at the Pigeon Bay Hall.

High Tea $20.  Cream Tea $12.00,  Kiddies $12.00.

Prices are per person.

Payment with cash or eftpos.

Please contact Debs for bookings.  thehightealady@gmail.com

phone 03304 6708 or 0223079974


Cheese Making Course 3 August – Saturday – Artisan Cheese Making Workshops in Little River – Dates: Saturday 6th July    10am – 2pm,             Saturday 13th July,             Saturday 3rd August.

Fun and interactive day.  Learn how to make cheese at home using everyday kitchen equipment.  Workshops are run  on an informal basis for small groups.  A light lunch is provided , with a selection of cheese to taste.  Participants take home samples of previously made cheeses, list of suppliers and recipes.  A small selection of cheese making supplies will be available for purchase on the day .  Full details go to information of following link.    Artisan Cheesemaking Workshop 06.07.19 

Cost is $90 per person including lunch. Venue Okuti Valley Hall .   Contact: Kath Macdonald,                 Little River Creative ,                 Mobile 027 298 9288.                  Email macdonaldkath@gmail.com 

Plant for the future25 August –  Sunday – PLANT THE FUTURE – The Okuti River Project invites you to help from noon to 3.00pm.

Meet at the Okut Valley Hall for Hot Soup from 12pm.  Planting from 1pm just up the Road.
This is stage II of a five year project.  Come and see how the project is progressing.  The kids will love it.  Bring gumboots, spade and gloves.
Contact Alison evansfowlerfamily@gmail.com or Marcus littlerivercamp@gmail.com

30 August – PLAYCENTRE QUIZZ NIGHT – Save this date – further details to follow


AkaroaFrenchFest2013-2607smaller11 October, Friday  to Sunday 13 October – FRENCH FESTTo be held on the last weekend of the school holidays in October. Escape to picturesque Akaroa and immerse yourself in French culture, entertainment and romance as you celebrate Akaroa’s unique history (French, German & Maori)  at the Akaroa Frenchfest. Settle in on Friday evening and relax with sea side dining. Watch the street come alive with entertainment, music and roving entertainment. On Saturday enjoy the living history reenactment on the main beach, the parade and official flag raising and the market stalls and activities all day. Saturday evening we have a ticketed cabaret. Sunday day is being developed so keep an eye out for progress. The programme is coming closer to the time. To  register a stall   go here


21 December – Community Dance – Little River – Save this date – further details to follow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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