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Full time position now available in the heart of Little River.  The position requires a handiperson, able to multi task, be versatile, energetic, cheerful, reliable, be physically fit and multiskilled.
The job entails approx 40 hrs, with some flexibility and occassionally weekend work.  In first instance contact Stuart 3251178.

 Little River Gallery July Exhibitionto 2nd August   – Saturday – HOME, SEAS AND BETWEEN – Exhibition By Josh Bashford  at the Little River Gallery .  Exhibitions opens on the Saturday

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

Town Planning27 July – Thursday –  BIG IDEAS VILLAGE PLAN MEETING in the Meeting Room atBig Ideas 1 the Little River Service Centre at 6.00pm.

We need an enthusiastic group of people for development of ideas and progress what will be our future Little River Village Centre. We would like a group of Community members Involved in this process.. To view the presentation for the Little River Village Plan prepared for the submission to the Christchurch City Council by the Little River Wairewa Community Trust follow the link following.…/11/CCC-PRESENTATION-20-05-2017.…

Agenda for tonight’s meeting here

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

27 July – Thursday –  TRUE NZ GUIDES ……ACCOMMODATION OPERATOR WORKSHOP – Of special interest to small accommodation providers, especially Bed & Breakfast, Farmstays and providers of hosted self-catering accommodation.   At the Boatshed, Akaroa Village Inn at 11:00 am.  Admission is free. Duration is around 1 ½ hours.

28 July – Friday –  QUIZZ NIGHT – An Akaroa Area School Fundraiser at the Akaroa School Gymnasium.  Doors open at 6pm to begin at 7pm. Hosted by the one and only quiz master Extraordinaire Bob Masfield.  A bar and auction will be running on the night, light supper provided.  Get together your team of 4, $60 per team and register at the school office.   Phone 03 304 7108 or email

Bark-up-Club-Day-129 July  – Saturday – THE BARK UP – The Banks Peninsula Rugby Club annual Fundraiser. 6.00pm  At the Rugby Club Rooms, Awa Iti Domain, Little River.

Sections for Farm Dogs, Pet Dogs, Fancy Dress Dogs.  Sponsored prizes.

Supper provided. Entries can be received on the night.

Further details

Contact John Masefield. email

  – Saturday –  BANKS PENINSULA RUGBY –   at Awa-iti Domain. Will post the Games to be played at Little River here when the draw come out.

Come and support the teams  July – Sunday – Banks Peninsula Rugby Club JUNIOR SKILLS DAY 11am to 12.30pm at Awa iti Domain followed by a BBQ  Postponed to a later date to be advised.

Are you a Volunteer

30 July – Sunday – HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT BEING A VOLUNTEER ??  Come and find out what’s going on in your area!!  Guest Speakers:  Glenda Martin – Volunteering Canterbury, Justine Balcar – Revival Clothing, Dave Irving  – Civil Defence/Fire Brigade, Rob Churcher – Little River Village Planning Committee.  Afternoon Tea and Informal Networking.  At the Little River Rugby Club Rooms, 3 – 5pm.  We look forward to seeing you there – please bring along any brochures or cards from your group to share. Thank you.   Enquiries to Barb at  See poster here Are you a Volunteer 1

31 July – Monday – BANKS PENINSULA COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING – 1pm at the Lyttelton Community Boardroom, 25 Canterbury Street, Lyttelton.  Please see below the web-address for the Banks Peninsula Community Board Agenda for 31 July 2017.    Enquiries to Tim Kibblewhite – Governance Support Officer – Rural.   Email

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.


1 August – Tuesday – COUNTRY LIVING OUTING   Visit to Annandale, Pigeon Bay – 10.30.  Tour of Grounds and buildings followed by lunch.  $35.00pp.  Reply to  Mary Millar 22nd July. 

Annandale is steeped in history and is one of Banks Peninsula’s gems. The new owners have done extensive alterations and additions to make  Annandale a sought after destination for the exclusive traveller.   Annandale was featured in the TV programme The Bachelor.     We have been asked to park in the reserve. (Make your way to Annandale and someone will direct you)

REVIVAL CLOTHING FLYER1 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. 

2 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.”>

2 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

Workshop Revival Clothing3 August – Thursday – DIY BEESWAX SANDWICH WRAPS WORKSHOP.  10am to 12 noon.   Learn to make your own beeswax sandwich wraps out of funky cotton fabrics. Take two home with you plus instructions to make. Cost $15 per person. Limit of 6 people per workshop. More workshops coming soon with evening times :) if you are interested in attending this workshop please email me at
4451 Christchurch to Akaroa Highway, Cooptown.

A Revival Clothing Workshop

6 August  – 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.

7 August    – 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 FA7 August   – Monday – The LRWCT Meeting 7.30 at the Little River Service Centre.    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.  All welcome to the meetings

Playcentre Quizz Night11 August – LITTLE RIVER PLAYCENTRE QUIZ NIGHT.   Time – Doors open 6.30p.m. for 7.00 p.m. start at the  Little River Community Centre.   Auction and Raffle to be held on the night with some fantastic prizes to be won.   Supper will be provided and cash bar available.   Entry fee of $60 per team (Maximum of 4 people per team).   Delicious light meal options also available pre order, or limited availability on the night.
Light Meal Options:   – $30 Antipasto platter (for 4 people),   $14 Bacon and mozzarella croquettes (4),  – $14 Pulled pork and Asian slaw tacos (4),   $14 Spinach and 3 cheese filos (4).Please register your team and order meals by email to  or contact Lisa on 3251 046, 021 275613 if you have further questions.
For $10 you can sponsor a question please email for details.

12 August   – 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_213 August   – 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.


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

Green Fees $15.00


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.

Revival Clothing Poster new 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





















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