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Little River Gallery Exhibitionto 27 September- Exhibition MIXED TWO – at the Little River Gallery Emma Milburn and Jacqueline Morren.  Emma and Jacqueline  bring together different geographical cultures, using different media and materials, both with a strong environmental focus from the manmade and natural world in this exhibition.

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

Little River Flower Power PhotoFLOWER 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  Proceeds to benefit community groups.


20 September  – 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.  Final night tonight.  Whole season charge of $65.00 or casual night rate of $6.00 per night. Contact Simon at

A Kereru perched on a tree in central Christchurch.22 September – Friday – The start of the GREAT KERERU COUNT – Friday marks day one of the Great Kererū Count(external link) – the largest national citizen science project to help gather information on the abundance and distribution of the New Zealand native pigeon.

A Kereru perched on a tree in central Christchurch. Tomorrow marks the start of the Great Kereru Count around New Zealand.

The Great Kererū Count aims to build up a comprehensive picture of where our native pigeon is – and isn’t – found. Known as the ‘gardeners of the skies’, the Kererū play a crucial role in dispersing seeds from the largest fruit of our native trees such as kahikatea, coprosma and matai – making the birds essential for forest regeneration.

Voting23 September – Saturday – GENERAL ELECTION DAY – Polling Booth for Voting in Little River is at the Little River School. 46 Western Valley Road.  Open 9am to 7pm.  We

Need more information go to or phone 0800 36 76 56


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

Banks Peninsula RFC Ball23 September – Saturday – MASQUERADE BALLBanks Peninsula RFC Masquerade Ball. Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Gaiety, Akaroa.

Banks Peninsula RFC is delighted to host the Masquerade Ball for 2017. Last year was a huge success, this year will be even better. The Meaniez band will be back on stage. There will be great canapés and plenty of refreshments available from the cash bar. Limited tickets available, so buy yours now to be part of this great event and support the rugby club!
Red carpet open from 7:00 – 8:00pm.    Email –

 24 September – Sunday – 10am – 3pm – BANKS PENINSULA CONSERVATION TRUST COVENANT  WALK IN KAITUNA VALLEY – We are delighted to invite our members and supporters to join us on a day walk through our largest covenant (340ha) in Kaituna Valley.   The walk will be led by Ruud Kleinpaste (aka the Bug Man) and our Covenants Officer, Marie Neal.

Learn about the native flora and fauna being protected by the landowners in perpetuity under BPCT covenant and bring a collecting jar to observe the insects you find (before releasing them). Ruud will have his magnifying glass and we promise you’ll be inspired by his knowledge and enthusiasm for the insect world.

You will need sturdy footwear, a reasonable level of fitness, a packed lunch, water, and appropriate outdoor clothing to enjoy this day out.   RSVP: To BPCT for more detailed information

Daylight Saving commences this Sunday the 24 September at 2am.  Put your clock forward one hour.

Bright Ideas for Nature25 September to 15 October – BRIGHT IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE –  The WWF 2017 Conservation Innovation Awards will open from 25 September to 15 October.

We’re looking for big, bold game-changers to help our environment.

Prizes will be awarded in three categories:


25 September – Monday – BANKS PENINSULA COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING – 1pm in the Lyttelton Board Room, 25 Canterbury Street, Lyttelton.   Contact Tim Kibblewhite email Email:

Entries for the 2017 Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board Awards are open! The Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board Annual Awards recognise the efforts of local groups and individuals in supporting conservation within the wider Canterbury region. We’re seeking water focused projects for this year’s awards, with the theme being, Fresh Water – Every Drop Counts. There are four categories open for entry, including Youth and Industry Awards. To find out more, and to enter online, visit: Entries close 2nd October.   

You can also visit the DOC website:

REVIVAL CLOTHING FLYER26 September   – 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. 

27 September – 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.”>

for further information on Ecan here

little river gallery30 September – 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.

Craft Station Produce StandDisplay this month is on the Little River Trap Library in the Heritage Room of the Little River Railway Station.   We have on display a sample of traps available from the Trap Library and also information on how to eradicate rabbits using a bait station.   Further information on how to control the rabbits from Dave Hunter. You can contact him through Val at the Little River Service Centre.

Marmalade for sale $5.00 per jar – proceeds to the Cancer Society.  Takahe to Akaroa Road Relay Display in the Waiting Room.

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.


Water 1Join your local water zone committee.   If you want to help deliver the community’s goals for water, then join your local water zone committee now.   Canterbury’s water zone committees are looking for new members to help ensure new perspectives are reflected.
The committees are currently focused on improving freshwater quality and biodiversity values, protecting drinking water supplies, encouraging sustainable farming practices, and enhancing recreational opportunities and cultural values.

The committees are looking for people who can see others’ points of view and work collaboratively to find solutions for water challenges.

Check out the stories below from current members and find out wai they care or visit waiwecare before 8 October to let us know why you care.  To read the stories from current members go here

1 October  – 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)2 October    – 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 FA2 October – Monday  –  LITTLERIVER WAIREWA COMMUNITY TRUST  GENERAL MEETING –  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.

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.

3 October – Tuesday – Country Living Outing – including DRESS FOR SUCCESS 10 – 11am (No charge), JENNY GILLIES EXHIBITION at 11.30 ($10 Adults, $5.00 Seniors) followed by lunch (You Pay for own) in the Garden Kiosk.  Meet at Dress for Success 10am 149 Peverel Street, Riccarton.

Reply by 25 September

Creative thinking 15, 12 & 19 October – CREATIVE THINKING COURSE- A Course learning to respond to old problems with new techniques and solutions.  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 or phone 0274 984 520 for bookings or more information.

Frenchfest Poster 20176 October – Friday – FRENCH FEST STREET PARTY – from 6pm- 11pm –  Beach Road, AkaroaIt will commence with 20 Maori warriors advancing around the beach front from the memorial onto Beach Road to the stage, and then possibly a fire challenge from them.

There will also be a truck parked along Beach Road as in previous years, with local band Rhythm Method playing and some roving entertainment.

This is a family orientated event .

Any enquiries to or phone Hollie or Rebecca on 304-7816.


Le Cabaret Renault Poster 20177 October  – Saturday – 7pm – 10.0pm – LE CABARET RENAULT – A fabulous evening of music, dancing and fun.  Joie de vivre!  Doors open at 6.30pm. Fun starts at 7pm. Adults ticketed event with various bands and entertainers.  $25 per ticket.

Tickets available from the Akaroa Information Centre and the INFO Tent on site.

Chant et Danse, Linn Lorkin and French Toast, Lizzie Cook, Bonita, Corner Sounds band and more! Surprises!

Get ready to dance!  Bar available. No BYO please.  The  Cabaret  is part of the French Fest Events in Akaroa.

Trap Library8 October  – 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.

Becca Heritage Week14/15 October – MOIUNT HERBERT HERITAGE CHURCHES TRAIL – Take a tour of Historic Churches in the Mt Herbert Parish including he recently refurbished St Cuthbert’s Church in Governors Bay.   St Andrews Church (Little River Anglican Church) will be   Open  for – High Tea, Wedding Gown Display.

Churches Open, St Cuthbert’s Church, Governors Bay, Governors Bay Road-Teddington Road,  St Peters Church, Teddington, Gebbies Valley Road, Church of Epiphany, Gebbies Valley, Gebbies Pass Road.  St Kentigerns Church, Kaituna Valley.  St Andrews Church, Little River, Upper Church Road.

The churches each have an activity of interest such as historical photos, wedding gowns or floral art.  High tea will be served. Children free.    Parking will be advised on the information sheet/map provided with your ticket. No disability access.

Pre-book your tickets through the Anglican Centre, phone (03) 348 6960, or purchase on the day at St Cuthberts Church, Governors Bay,  St Andrews Church, Little River.  For further details follow the link here

14 October    – 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.

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 or click here to register online.

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 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

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

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  Proceeds to benefit community groups.


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
















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