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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 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.


to 18 Decemberlittle-river-gallery –  UNIQUE UBIQUE – Exhibition at the Little River Gallery featuring the beautiful work by Blanche Fryer, Katrina Perano, Kate Beatty, Jane Downes, Elisha Jordan

Little River Gallery.  Main Road, Little River.

Phone 3251 944.  Open Seven Days a week.  Closed Christmas Day.

speed-limit-changesHave your Say – Proposed Speed Limit Changes and Parking restrictions – Little River document –


You need to have your form in by Friday 16 December 2016

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Craft Station Produce Stand Little River Railway Station Christmas display in the Waiting Room   –  Cocksford Grass Display in the Heritage Room – Little River War Memorial Boards on permanent display.santa-behind-christmas-tree

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 CIRCLETerm 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    

 8 December  – Thursday – open “MOVEMENT MEDICINE  CLASS” at the Okuti Hall.  movement
It is a mix of Yoga, Pilates and Dance. An open space to connect witht the body, stretch, strengthen and most importantly … enjoy it :-)

It will be every Thursday morning, beginning the 17th until Christmas from 9.15 to 10.30 am
Everyone is welcome, no experience in any of the before mentioned is required.  $ 12 for walk ins,  $ 60 for six weeks (1 class for free).  Contact Christine 03 3251 913

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.

roller-disco9 December – Friday – ROLLER DISCO   at the Akaroa Gymnasium.

Kids Shop 6 – 8pm


All gear provided.

Contact Kerry Little,  Phone 03 304 8659 or email


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.

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

Spring Hours – The  Hilltop is open Thursday to Sunday 10am to late.  Closed Christmas Day


Open all cruise ship days   

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

2014 carols poster a411 December – Sunday – LITTLE RIVER COMMUNITY CAROLS – 6pm at the Wairewa Marae, Main Road, Little River.

Please bring a plate of food to share for supper afterwards.

Hosted by the Little River Youth Group, & the Anglican, Baptist, and Catholic Churches.

meditation-at-akaroa11 December –  BASIC MEDITATION CLASS – a free introduction afternoon at the Akaroa Temple – 2.30pm to 4.30pm.  Read More



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

REVIVAL CLOTHING FLYER13 December   – Tuesday – Revival Clothing will be open at St Andrews Church .  10.30 to 12noon

All Welcome.  

Contact Heather. 3251 259 or

Contact Fiona 3290171

14   December – Wednesday – Little River School Breaks up for the Christmas Holidays with a  Pool Party / Term 4 finishes (lunch)

speed-limit-changes16 December – Friday – PROPOSED SPEED LIMIT CHANGES AND PARKING RESTRICTIONS – LITTLE RIVER . “Have your say”.

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

Click here for form.

christmas-party-poster18 December – THE LITTLE RIVER CHRISTMAS PARTY – 12 to 3pm at the Little River Rugby Club Rooms – Free Sausage Sizzle , Awesome bouncy castle, Santa will be there.

Have your photo taken in the grotto. Bring your family and neighbours  and have some relaxed Christmas Fun.

See you there.  Enquiries contact


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.  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.

Motukarara Races29 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 . 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

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   


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.

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

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

duvauchelle-show14 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  PO Box  19, Akaroa 7542


Trade space available email Will Johns at

Little River Show21 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




6 Responses to Home

  • Adriana de Groot says:

    Congratulations on this great page and all the upcoming event information.

    I’d be interested if any of your readers has a photo of the old house & trees that used to be adjacent to St Andrews and the churchyard? Thank you!

  • Fr.Paul Shannahan says:

    Glynis – what a great service you are offering us all.
    Good on you and my thanks. L River adn beyond are alive alright but you reveal it to us.
    Fr Shannahan sm

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