WHAT’S ON IN LITTLE RIVER AND DISTRICTS – December 2016
Does anyone have a photo of the old house & trees that used to be adjacent to St Andrews and the churchyard? Please let me know or reply direct to Adriana de Groot firstname.lastname@example.org The Sorensen Family reunion for descendants of Peter Sorensen (1829-99), Lincoln, Little River, Akaroa will be held on March 3 – 5. If interested please contact Adriana de Groot at the above email address.
Little River Gallery. Main Road, Little River.
Phone 3251 944. Open Seven Days a week. Closed Christmas Day.
You need to have your form in by Friday 16 December 2016
Information Service available with local maps and Brochures to help you with your travel plans.
Craft Station and Community Produce Stand. Members of the Community can contribute to the Produce Stand. Commissions apply. Call into the Craft Station for details and form.
BRIC A BRAC AND CURIOS SHOP – The Railway Carriage behind the Little River Railway Station is open on Cruise Ship Days selling an interesting range of Curios, china and other treasures.. Come along and meet John. Open when the sign is out.
4235 Main Road, Little River. Phone 3251 320. Open 9.30 am – 4.30pm 7 days a week
8 December – Thursday – MEDITATION CIRCLE – Term 4 Starts. A meditation shawl or blanket would help making yourself warm and comfortable. 10.30am to 11.45am at 179 Breitmeyers Road, Little River.
Registration Essential. cost $10.00. Everyone Welcome. To register or find out more contact Tomo Takaku on 021 049 8209 or email@example.com
8 December – Thursday – open “MOVEMENT MEDICINE CLASS” at the Okuti Hall.
It is a mix of Yoga, Pilates and Dance. An open space to connect witht the body, stretch, strengthen and most importantly … enjoy it :-)
8 December – Thursday – CRUISE SHIP DAYS FOR DECEMBER into Akaroa. There will be 8 Cruise ships into Akaroa Harbour for November on the 1, 5, 8, 12, 14, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 an 29th. Two ships in on the 12 and 14th. On these days there will be extra busses and traffic on the roads to cater for the tours the Cruise Ship passengers go on as well as the extra campervans and visitors to the area travelling around the Peninsula for Summer Season.
Kids Shop 6 – 8pm
All gear provided.
Contact Kerry Little, Phone 03 304 8659 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
10 December – 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.
Spring Hours – The Hilltop is open Thursday to Sunday 10am to late. Closed Christmas Day
Open all cruise ship days www.thehilltop.co.nz
11 December – Sunday – Hilltop Party with Julian Temple & Monty Bevins at the Hilltop Hotel.
(Hilltops changing ownership- party with Elena/Seb & crew for their last shift)
Doors open 6pm
11 December – 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
Please bring a plate of food to share for supper afterwards.
Hosted by the Little River Youth Group, & the Anglican, Baptist, and Catholic Churches.
12 December – Monday – 12noon. Little River Garden Club December outing is lunch at the Raspberry Café, Tai Tapu. Numbers to Pam Young Phone 3290 848 if you are intending to come.
12 December – Monday – BANKS PENINSULA COMMUNITY BOARD ORDINARY MEETING – 1pm in the Lyttelton Community Boardroom, 25 Canterbury Street, Lyttelton.
13 December – 7.30pm – Awa-iti Reserve Management Committee Triennial Election Meeting followed by Committee meeting, Banks Peninsula Rugby Clubrooms, Awa-iti Domain, Christchurch-Akaroa Road, Little River. If you are interested in coming on a committee to run the Awa-iti Reserve come to this meeting. Other Meeting dates to elect the Reserves committee all over Banks Peninsula as follows
13 December – Tuesday – Revival Clothing will be open at St Andrews Church . 10.30 to 12noon
Contact Heather. 3251 259 or
Contact Fiona 3290171 email@example.com
14 December – Wednesday – Little River School Breaks up for the Christmas Holidays with a Pool Party / Term 4 finishes (lunch)
Closing date for the chance to have your say is 5pm if Friday 16 December.
Any questions contact Ann Campbell, on 03 941 8717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have your photo taken in the grotto. Bring your family and neighbours and have some relaxed Christmas Fun.
See you there. Enquiries contact email@example.com
21 December 2016 – CHRISTMAS CRAFT – HOLIDAY PROGRAMME – hand printing your own wrapping paper and gift cards. 5 years plus. $45.00 including all materials. 9.30 am to 3pm at Omoana Press. Duvauchelle. anna.Dalzell@gmail.com 027 785 5926
25 December – CHRISTMAS DAY CHURCH SERVICE – at St Andrews Church, Church Road Little River. 9.30am Family Service filled with carols. All Welcome.
29 December – Sunday – INTERISLANDER SUMMER FESTIVAL– MOTUKARARA RACES – A relaxing day at the popular Motukarara Races is a fantastic way to enjoy the break between Christmas and the new Year with family and friends. Loads of entertainment. A family day out Gates open 10am – first race 12noon. Ad u l t s $ 1 0 . 0 0 C h i l d r e n u n d e r 1 7 y e a r s f r e e .
www.banks-peninsula-tc.co.nz Other dates for races as below. Sunday 29 January 2017. Sunday 26 March 2017. Easter Monday 17 April 2017
31 December – Saturday – NEW YEARS EVE – NEW YEARS EVE- SOULSYSTEM – at the Hilltop Hotel
Tickets $15 from Hilltop or www.undertheradar.co.nz
Spring Hours – The Hilltop is open Thursday to Sunday 10am to late.
From Christmas to Easter 7 days 10am to late.
Open all cruise ship days www.thehilltop.co.nz
JANUARY 2017 -PREVIEW
1 January – 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.
Bruce is working on getting the garden in shape for summer. 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
14 January 2017 – DUVAUCHELLE A & P SHOW – Duvauchelle A&P Show details: This is our 103rd Show. A great fun family day. No eftpos available. Entry $10 per adult, children 16 and under are free and parking is free.
Schedules available www.showdayonline.com PO Box 19, Akaroa 7542
Trade space available email Will Johns at firstname.lastname@example.org
21 January – Saturday – THE BANKS PENINSULA A&P SHOW ,Awa Iti Domain, Little River – Gates open at 8am. The Banks Peninsula A&P Show at Little River is one of the most popular A&P Shows in Canterbury. Like many local shows, the annual event at the picturesque Awa-iti domain is the highlight of the year for many local farmers, growers and producers.
The Little River A&P Show gives them them the chance to show the very best of what the district has to offer to the rest of the rural community as well as the hundreds that travel to the event from the rest of Canterbury and beyond. Join in the festivities by taking part or visiting the show. A great day out for all of the family – even the dog! Read More