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Employment offered – Community Development Advisor – Banks Peninsula (Part Time)
Join our Banks Peninsula team, and be inspired by the people you work with, the community you serve, and the results and successes we share in together.  To read more about this interesting job go here

Living Streams Emblem signLiving Streams Nursery – is closed for the winter but their volunteers are busy collecting seeds and getting prepared for the spring.

The nursery is run by a small   friendly team of  volunteers.  If you are interested in helping please phone Annelies by phone 021 182 2161 or email

To read more about the work they do and how you could be involved read their Winter  Newsletter here.

DIRTY DOZEN WEED BUSTERS COMPETITIONDOC has put a bounty out for the Dirty Dozen common weeds. Submit sightings to be in to win $100. Competition closes 30 August 2017.  Full details here 

Changing Stories5 – 30 August – CHANGING STORIES –  by Tim Wraight and Che Vincent – Opening of the new exhibition at the  Little River Gallery at 11am on Saturday 5 August.

Little River Gallery.  Main Road, Little River. Phone 3251 944.  Open Seven Days a week.  9am to 5pm. HERE

Craft Station Produce Standto 19 August – Little River Trap Library Display in the Waiting Room at the Historic Railway Station in Little River.  Produce Stand Selling local produce and Information Service. Open 7 Days a Week – Winter Hours 9.30am to 4.30pm with the Little River Craft Station.  If you have any produce you would like to sell thorough the Produce Stand, contact  the Craft Station on Duty to find out details or phone 3251 320.

Memorial Boards for the Great War and 1940-45 War on permanent display in the Waiting Room of the Station.

Neighbourhood Week 1Applications are open for Neighbourhood Week.  You need your Application in by the 1 September.  Have you ever wanted to organise a Neighbourhood gathering?  Do you want to get to know the people who live close to you?  Perhaps you’ve always wanted to put on a pot luck  for the whole street.  Neighbourhood week is about bringing people closer together,Neighbourhood Week
and celebrating the unique and diverse of each neighbourhood..

Get your Community together during Neighbourhood Week (27 October 2017 to 31 March 2018 and you could receive small subsidy from the Banks Peninsula Community Board towards your event.

For more information, application forms and great ideas visit or email

Banks Peninsula Walking Festival – Advertising opportunities still available:  This year the fold out walking brochure of which 3000 will be printed is seeking some local advertising on it. The brochure will be distributed in Christchurch & Canterbury and a limited number of spaces are available for businesses in Lyttelton, Little River and Akaroa.  The cost is $100 plus GST for an ad which will be similar in size as the Akaroa Map pad ads, and it is possible to use those ads if you wish. Ad’s must be made up and supplied.  Please register your interest with Sue at    Banks Peninsula Walking Festival Facebook Page 


Town Planning16 August – Wednesday   – BIG IDEAS VILLAGE PLAN MEETING in the Meeting Room atBig Ideas 1 the Little River Service Centre at 6.00pm.

You are welcome  to attend the meeting for further in depth development of ideas and progress of what will be our future Village Centre after the recent   submission to the Christchurch City Council by the Little River Wairewa Community Trust.  Agenda for tonight’s meeting here

For further information or any enquiries please contact Alex Lee phone 3251 002 or mobile 021 0833 4646

The IPENZ Rivers Group Public Project Grant – Funding Opportunities:  Grants of up to $3,000 are available to support public sector groups (e.g. local government, community groups, not-for-profit, iwi/Maori) in works related to river management and restoration for one year, depending on the merits of the project proposal and the level of competition in a given year.  Follow the link below for further details. Applications close 18th August 2017 


16 August  – Wednesday – BADMINTON – at the Little River Community CentreBring a friend and have some fun at Badminton tonight. Little River Community Centre 7 pm. All equipment supplied and a friendly atmosphere to learn in. All levels catered for.Every Wednesday night in the winter months.  Season will run through to the 20 September.  Whole season charge of $65.00 or casual night rate of $6.00 per night. Contact Simon at

Craft Station Produce StandFrom 19  August – Daffodil Day  Display in the Waiting Room at the Historic Railway Station in Little River. Fundraising products ondaffodil sale.

Produce Stand Selling local produce and Information Service. Open 7 Days a Week – Winter Hours 9.30am to 4.30pm with the Little River Craft Station.  If you have any produce you would like to sell thorough the Produce Stand, contact  the Craft Station on Duty to find out details or phone 3251 320.

Memorial Boards for the Great War and 1940-45 War on permanent display in the Waiting Room of the Station.

ETCHING WORKSHOP19 – 20 August  – ETCHING WORKSHOP with ANNA DALZELL.  9.30am to 4.00pm

Enrol now for this weekend etching workshop at Omoana Press. Duvauchelle.  $180.00

Contact 0277 855 926 or


19 August – Saturday – Gary McCormick Comedy Show – Akaroa Yacht Club. 7.30pm. Supper & Show. $42.

REVIVAL CLOTHING FLYER22 August  – Tuesday – Revival Clothing will be open at St Andrews Church .  10:30am till 4pm at st Andrews Church. Lots of fresh clothing on the racks so come along and say hi :)All Welcome.  Contact Heather. 3251 259 or Contact Fiona 3290171  Revival Clothing 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 now have a rack of clothing in the Waiting Room of the Little River Railway Station.

23 August – Wednesday – ECAN AND BANKS PENINSULA WATER ZONE COMMITTEE – On Wednesday’s, Peninsula residents can drop in to the Little River Service Centre to meet either Geoff Thompson, a Land Management Advisor or a Biodiversity Officer from Environment Canterbury to talk about ECan and Banks Peninsula Water Zone Committee matters.  Geoff will be in the office each Wednesday morning 9am to 1pm.

Geoff is working on a project to assist land owners adjacent to rivers along the Wairewa valley floor to find cost effective ways to remediate and reduce stream bank erosion.  Over the next month Geoff hopes to meet owners of banks damaged during storm events to discuss the proposal.

The Peninsula community is strongly committed to improving biodiversity and understanding its value and significance.  Land owners are welcome to meet and take about their desires to look after biodiversity areas on their properties.”>

daffodil25 August – DAFFODIL DAY –  The Official Cancer Society Collection Day.    A Fundraising stall will be held in9995498-jar-of-orange-marmalade-and-fresh-orange front of the Little River Café selling Marmalade between 10 -2 pm.  Any offers of produce, lemons, sugar or made up marmalade or offer to help man the stall contact  Fiona Waghorn 3290171

The Little River Diner also has Marmalade for Sale.  All proceeds go towards the sale of the marmalade go  to the Little River  Support Group for People who have Cancer.

27 August –  Sunday – WORLD WEAVERS POETRY WORKSHOP – 1 – 5pm at the Akaroa Area School.  Cost $40.00. Come along and weave some words into poems – suitable for beginners or experienced.  A chance to play with words, learn, inspire, share and laugh.  Contact Tricia Hewitt phone 03 304 8593.  Bookings to Akaroa Area School 03 304 7180 or email

15 August – 15 October. The Department of  Conservation gives notice of walkways that are closed for lambing.  Port Levy Saddle to Mount Herbert Shelter.  Monument Track to Mount Herbert Shelter.  Diamond Harbour (top road) to Herbert Shelter. Orton Bradley to Mount Herbert Shelter,  Gebbies Pass to Packhorse Kaituna  to the Packhorse Hut and Port Levy Saddle to the Rod Donald Hut remain open during lambing). Port Robinson Walkway Pigeon bay Track is closed from 15 July to 30 November.  Andy Thompson. DOC Operation Manager –  Phone 03 3419100


Kaituna Golf Club Men June 14The golf Course is open for casual players

Green Fees $15.00


2 September – INDIAN NIGHT BY SHIVA KANT  – Come along to Indian Night!!  Delicious Indian Food cooked by local chef Shiva Kant.  All proceeds to Year 7/8 Class Camp.  At the Little River Rugby Club Rooms 7pm.

Starter, Man and Deserts. Adults $30.00 Children $20.00.  Tickets from the Little River School Office.

3 September  – Sunday – 11amST 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.

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

Bruce has put the garden to bed  for winter.  There is still a lot of colour to enjoy.  Take a stroll along the pathway and enjoy the autumn flowers.   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

Little River CommunityTrust Logo FA4 September – AGM FOR THE LITTLERIVER WAIREWA COMMUNITY TRUST –  7.30 pm at the Little River Service Centre – All welcome.  Items for the Agenda to  Robert (Chair) –  Landline 03 3251 233  or Cell 027 3355 233, or Barb (Secretary),  027 313 2287 or  03 3290947.

5 September – Tuesday at 11am.  Country Living Outing to  WAIREWA HOMESTEAD, Western Valley Road, Little River.       Tour of grounds and renovated home followed by lunch.  Cost $25.00  Reply to Mary Millar by the 28 August.

Wairewa Homestead is one of Little Rivers grand homes which has been in the Latham Family for 5 generations. Wairewa started out as a two storey home, an art studio was a later addition. After badly damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes plans were drawn up to replace the homestead. That option did not fit well with Matthew and Sue; they finally found trades people to restore Wairewa to its former glory.

Revival Clothing Poster new 9 September – Saturday – REVIVAL RUNWAY – A FASHION SHOW WITH A DIFFERENCE –   Little Rivers Annual recycled Fashion Show.

Only $5 per ticket, children free. Bring a plate to share, refreshments provided. Spot prizes and a new Refashion Runway category. Buy something from Revival Clothing and ‘Revive’ it for the runway. Just make sure you let us know and take before and after pics! 

Little River Community Hall at 7pm.

More information from or phone Heather 3251 259

9 September    – 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.

Okuti Morepork March 2017_210 September   – 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

Allison needs people to join the Okuti Pest Network. This would involve taking a turn to open the Trap Library. 2 hours on the 2nd Sunday of the Month once a year at the Okuti Valley Hall and walking through the Okuti Reserve twice a year to check traps (at 2 week intervals) and pull out any weeds that you may see. If you are interested in being involved Phone Allison 3251 336.   The Okuti Valley Reserve is home to the Morepork and supports some rare species of native fauna.

Get Hooked Poster23 September – Saturday – GET HOOKED – FISHING CONTEST – 10am TO 3pm. Surfcasting.  Held at Birdlings Flat.  $10.00 per person to enter.

Prizes will be given.  Snacks will be provided,

Hosted by the Little River Hotel.

To enter and enquiries Contact 03 3251 007





















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