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WHAT’S ON IN LITTLE RIVER AND DISTRICTS OCTOBER 2017
 
  

Flower Power Garden TourFLOWER POWER GARDEN TOUR – held over Labour Weekend 22/23 October . Tickets on sale from the 1st September.   Explore 15 gardens and more. From the beach-side gems of Birdlings Flat to the lush valleys of Little River; visit growers of proteas, herbs and hazelnuts, wander the grounds of Wairewa Homestead;,buy native plants from our community nursery and check out the cinema in a back garden.

Tickets $15 per adult, children free. Available from Little River Craft Station from Sept 1st (open daily) and eventfinda https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/little-river-flower-power-garden-trail/christchurch-district  Proceeds to benefit community groups.


 

Clare Reilyto 25 October – DANCE OF LOVE – Exhibition at the Little River Gallery by Clare Reilly – Opening of this new exhibition is at 11am on Saturday the 30 September.

You are welcome to come along and meet the artist.

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

Open Seven Days a week.  9am to 5pm. www.littlerivergallery.com.


Craft Station Produce StandCommunity Display this month is promoting the Flower Power Garden Trail in the Waiting Room of the Historic Railway Station.  The Craft Station have tickets on sale for this event.  Ask the Crafts person on duty.

 How butter was made in the old days – Butter Churn on display in the Heritage Room.Butter Churn

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.


LIFE IN CHRISTCHURCH – COMMUNITIES AND NEIGHBOURHOODS 2017 SURVEY – The Christchurch City Council would like to know more about residents’ experience of their community and living in their neighbourhood in Christchurch (including Banks Peninsula).  Your neighbourhood should provide a safe community, with a range of facilities and services that allow you and your family / whānau to live comfortably.  To learn more about your experiences, we invite you to participate in the Life in Christchurch: Communities and Neighbourhoods 2017 survey. This is a quick survey which can be found here: www.ccc.govt.nz/chchlife

We appreciate you taking the time, and sharing your experiences.  Grace Le Heux, Community Support Officer (Banks Peninsula)         03 941 5602  Email     grace.leheux@ccc.govt.nz  Web      www.ccc.govt.nz


Krayzie17 October is the date  ENTRIES CLOSE FOR THE KRAYZIE TRAIL RACES – to be  held on 17 & 18 November at Orton Bradley Park, Charteris Bay Trail running events to suit all abilities from introductory to experienced ultra runners.  Open to all ages  10 years and over.  Single track, stream crossing, farm tracks, hills and valleys.  Made up of 12.5km laps….the 6k’s is half a lap.  The longer the distance the more laps. Return to base every half lap for support, nourishment and frivolity.  Altitude and attitude.  A real trail running challenge that is also fun and achievable.  A day for the whole family.  Bring a picnic lunch, wade in the stream, playground for the children.  Café nearby for the adults.  Entries close 17 October. 

For more information and to enter to go www.krayziekapers.net


REVIVAL CLOTHING FLYER17 October    – 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 waggie@xtra.co.nz.  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. 


18 October – Wednesday – GROWING GREAT IDEAS WORKSHOP -The McFadden Centre, 64 McFaddens road, St Albans, Christchurch.   9.30am – 4pm.  Cost: $120 per person (Tonic Subscribers receive a 10% discount)

To Register: Email rosie@exult.co.nz or click here to register online.


Living Streams Emblem sign18 October – Wednesday – LIVING STREAMS NURSERY – The nursery is now open Wednesday 9am to 3pm and Saturday 10 to 2pm.  The Spring Sale is now finished but read the 2nd Spring Newsletter here for some further specials.   second spring newsletter

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.   You will find the nursery behind the Little River Service Centre

Anne.peke@xtra.co.nz      Phone 3251 229.


Creative thinking 119 October – CREATIVE THINKING COURSE-  Learn new and innovative ways to think about or through problems.   So often we can get caught up in thinking about issues in the same ways and get stuck in patterns of thought. Thoughts just go round and round (and round!)  This course teaches new ways and techniques to think about things, helping to shift us to a new slant/focus or perspective where new surprising/intuitive and innovative answers can arise.   All the techniques you can use and practise at home.   Bring a pen and some note paper, all other materials provided.
To be held in the Gaiety Supper Room, Akaroa on three Thursday nights.  7 – 8.30pm.  $150.00 for the Course. (12 spots available)

Contact Fiona at community@fionagrace.com or phone 0274 984 520 for bookings or more information.


19 October – Thursday – Busting the Busy Trap.  This workshop is for anyone who is constantly juggling hats and trying to meet the demands of multiple stakeholders all of the time.  Get re-energised, re-focused and ready to re-think the way you work.  9am to 3pm.  at the McFadden Centre, 64 McFadden Road, St Albans, Christchurch.  Cost $120.00 per person. Email rosie@exult.co.nz or click here to register online.


Orton bRADLEY22 October – Sunday – ORTON BRADLEY SPRING FAIRMusic, Gourmet Food Stalls, Activities for the kids, Art Stalls, Plant Stalls, farm animals and more.

Explore the walking & Biking tracks, have a go on the high ropes course, see the vintage machinery working or stroll through the Rhodo garden. Something for everyone!


Entry Fee: Adults $10, Children Free. Free parking.  Further details go to website here


French Peak Winery 23 October – Monday – Labour Day – AN AFTERNOON AT FRENCH PEAK WINERY – Afternoon Tea and Wine Pairings – at French Peak Vineyard in French Farm 12pm to 3pm.

$25.00 per head. Pop in for an afternoon sitting in the sun eating cake and tasting wine in the glorious surroundings of the vineyard.  


Please contact us to make a booking if you would like to join us contact debs@akaroa.co.nz 0223079974/ 3046708 or renan.cataliott@gmail.com 021 02956043 


networking26 October – Thursday – NETWORKING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT IN GREATER CHRISTCHURCH – at Mount Pleasant Community Centre, 3 McCormack Bay Road, Mt Pleasant.

ECAN  Zone Facilitator Olivia Smith.

Reply by 20 October to Allison Bower 0272 429 341 or email Alison.bower@ecan.govt.nz


Drum retreat26 – 29 October – KADODO WEST AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE RETREAT – Little River Campground, 287 Okuti Valley Rd, Little River, Banks Peninsula.

Come along to a weekend of drum and dance workshops. You will be amazed by the energy of Kofi Shabba, Kofi Kunkpe and Koffie Fugah – three master drummers and dancers from Ghana. This will be a special chance to learn from the best, regardless of whether you are new to West African drum and dance or have lots of experience.

The cost for this extra-long-weekend of drumming and dancing will be $300 for early birds (until the end of July) or $350 (thereafter). There will be no day-rates or discounts for attending only part of this retreat. Please come along for the whole time so that you can make the most of this incredible opportunity.   Read more    Marcus littlerivercamp@gmail.com


Little River Flower Power Photo22/23 October – Sunday/Monday – FLOWER POWER GARDEN TOUR – held over Labour Weekend. Tickets on sale from the 1st September.   Explore 15 gardens and more. From the beach-side gems of Birdlings Flat to the lush valleys of Little River; visit growers of proteas, herbs and hazelnuts, wander the grounds of Wairewa Homestead;,buy native plants from our community nursery and check out the cinema in a back garden.

Tickets $15 per adult, children free. Available from Little River Craft Station from Sept 1st (open daily) and eventfinda https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/little-river-flower-power-garden-trail/christchurch-district  Proceeds to benefit community groups.


Village Garage Sale28 October – LITTLE RIVER GARAGE SALE – 10AM TO 2PM next door to the Little River Garage.

Sausage sizzle and music provided.

Do you want to have a stall??

Phone Dione or Donna on 3251 002 or email littleriverstation@gmail.com


Seniors Hui29 October – Sunday – SENIORS HUI – 11- 2.00pm at the Little River Marae.  For  you, your  friends and family.  Under 5’s and over 50’s.

Lunch is $5.00 per person and includes tea, coffee and a selection of finger foods.

RSVP and enquires phone Trish Manson on  3251 1153 or Pam Baird on 325 1917.

Hosted by the Wairewa Runanga and the Little River Wairewa Community Trust.


NOVEMBER

4 November – 1ST BIRTHDAY HALLOWEEN PARTY – at the Little River Hotel and Bar.  Come and join us or a freaky night of fun.  Party kicks off at 7.00pm.  Live Music.

Courtesy Van will be running on request.

Open daily 11 to late. Lunch Monday to Friday 12pm to 4pm.  $15.00  Leave your gumboots at the door.  Menu varies.   Ladies night every Thursday $25 for a meal to remember and a glass of wine.

Little River Hotel.  4099 ChCh to Akaroa Road. Phone 3251 007.


5 November   – 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.


Dafodils by Bruce (2)9 November   – Monday 10 – 12noon.  CORONATION LIBRARY GARDEN MORNING – It’s Spring. The daffodils and spring bulbs Bruce and the Little River School Pupils have planted are flowering in the domain.  There is plenty of work in the garden for spring – 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 FA9 November – Monday  –  LITTLE RIVER WAIREWA COMMUNITY TRUST  GENERAL MEETING –  7.30 pm at the Little River Service Centre – All welcome.  Items for the Agenda to  Robert (Chair) – Chair.LRWCT2015@gmail.com  Landline 03 3251 233  or Cell 027 3355 233, or Barb (Secretary), lrwctrust@gmail.com  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.


 7 November – Tuesday –  Country Living Outing to FRENCHMAN at 139 Old Tai Tapu Road followed by lunch at THE BICYCLE THIEF at 136 Old Tai Tapu Road ( was Rossendale) .  $10.00pp for Frenchman Garden Visit and you pay for your own lunch.  Reply to Mary Millar by 30 October email manderleyfarm@gmail.com

10.30 visit Margaret Longs garden Frenchman. Frenchman was designated a Garden of National Significance by the NZ Gardens Trust and is a garden well worth a visit. November is an idea time to visit this magnificent garden. Visit www.frensham.co.nz for more information.


11 November    – 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.


Trap Library12 November  – 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.
Contact Alison on 3251-336 or Geoff Ettrick on 3251-332 for more information.

Trap Library can be found on Okuti Valley Road up the Toy Library entrance at the Okuti Valley Sport and Recreation Club.


12,11,12 November – SCULPTURE ON THE PENINSULA at Loudon Farm, Teddington, with tickets on sale from 1st October.   More than 90 submissions have been accepted, including more than 25 new artists.  This year marks the 10th anniversary of this popular event, held every two years on Banks Peninsula, and now the largest outdoor sculpture event in the South Island.Go to website here


Krayzie17 & 18 November – KRAYZIE TRAIL RACES – Orton Bradley Park, Charteris Bay, Trail running events to suit all abilities from introductory to experienced ultra runners.  Open to all ages  10 years and over.  Single track, stream crossing, farm tracks, hills and valleys.  Made up of 12.5km laps….the 6k’s is half a lap.  The longer the distance the more laps. Return to base every half lap for support, nourishment and frivolity.  Altitude and attitude.  A real trail running challenge that is also fun and achieveable.  A day for the whole family.  Bring a picnic lunch, wade in the stream, playground for the children.  Café nearby for the adults.  Entries close 17 October

For more information and to enter to go www.krayziekapers.net


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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