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Are you interested in playing cards and/or scrabble on a regular basis in Little River.  If so contact Virginia on 027 2750733

EXTENSION OF SUBMISSION – If you own or occupy a property within 7.5 metres of drains/small watercourses that form part of the Little River – Wairewa drainage scheme managed by Environment Canterbury, then you should receive a letter from Environment Canterbury sometime this week. The letter is further information about the Proposal to amend the Flood Protection and Drainage Bylaw 2013 which was publicly notified on 26 March 2018. The submission period has now closed, however due to the delay in getting letters to potentially affected parties in Little River, the Hearing Panel has agreed to receive late submissions from those of you affected until 5pm, Monday 30 July. More information about the Proposal can be found via If you have any questions, please call customer services 0800 324 636 or email

BP Walking Festival 2018Advertising Opportunity with the Banks Peninsula Walking Festival – The Banks Peninsula Walking Festival will be distributing its promotional brochure during the months of September, October and November this year and we invite local businesses to take the opportunity to place an advertisement in it. 3,000 brochures will be distributed all around Christchurch and Banks Peninsula, going to public libraries, sports centres, outdoor and sporting shops, and many local businesses.  Ads will cost $100 + GST.  They will be approximately 4 x 7 cm in size.  Please contact Sue Church if you would like to take this opportunity on

Please provide your own ad design to us as a JPG file.  An account will be sent to you once brochures have been distributed.  Read more here  BP Walking Festival Advertising Opportunity 

7th July – Saturday to   Sunday  22nd  SCHOOL HOLIDAYS (school holidays )  

Dr SeussDR SEUSS – A FAMILY CHALLENGEWe are running an exciting competition during June and July this year. Express your creativity and be in to win a family pass to The Cat in the Hat at the beautiful Isaac Theatre Royal on Tuesday 9 October! Competition is open from Monday 18 June to 5pm Sunday 29 July 2018Find out more.

READING CHALLENGE FOR TEANSREADING CHALLENGE FOR TEENS – Challenge yourself to read or trial something new this winter and be in to WIN! Clip, tick, sticker, or stamp at least five ideas and then add your own for good luck. Competition opens Monday 2 July and runs until Sunday 29 JulyMore information and reading ideas to come …  For competition entry forms and further information, call into the Little River Library, or any Christchurch city library.

LITTLE RIVER RAILWAY STATION – The Historic Display at the Station in the Heritage Room this month is around life in the 1880s when the railway station and line opened. Some interesting domestic and scenic pictures taken in Little River included plus a timeline.  Really interesting display.  Displays organised by Sue Mather for  the Little River Railway Station Trust.  Displays can be viewed when the Craft Station is open 9.30am to 4.30pm 7 days a week.

See the Little Train in the Waiting Room.

Winds of ChangeTo 1st August – WINDS OF CHANGE – Exhibition by Ashley Smith  at the Little River Gallery.  A lifetime of quirky observation  environmental and social ruination  cause Ashley Smith much consternation  but hope for your and my salvation.   Life’s big and little undulations   on canvas see witty narration  on the walls for contemplation  applied at full colour saturation.   Heap upon the artist your congratulations  and enjoy your allocation of red and white libations.

The Exhibition opens at 11am and  runs through to the 1 August  2018.    To read more about the exhibition go here 

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

7th, 14th, 21st and 28th July in Akaroa – Akaroa Community Arts Council Oil Painting Classes with Siene de Vries.  Limited number of students – any level of experience – in a four x Saturday course.  All materials provided, $260 for the course.

Lesley 021 527184 or for a registration form.

Revival Clothing17 July – Tuesday –  PLASTIC FREE JULY – The lovely locals at Revival Clothing would like to let you know that Plastic Free July is coming up. If you want to take up the challenge, sign up in the link

We are also making upcycled produce and shopping bags, which you are welcome to join in on our next making day,  Tuesday 17 July  or purchase them when we have some for sale.   Let’s make Little River single use plastic free!
Revival Clothing can be found at St Andrews Church on Church Hill.  Contact Justine at for further details

17 July – Tuesday –  BANKS PENINSULA MEDITATION CLASSES – 6.30am to 7.30am –  Pigeon Bay – 2 Shadbolts Road. No experience necessary.  Creating intentional space in our days. Facilitated by Fiona  Grace Ltd.   Expressions of Divinity. Phone 0274 984 520

18 July – Wednesday – BANKS PENINSULA MEDITATION CLASSES – 5 – 6pm at St Peters Lounge.  10 Rue Balguerie, just up from the BNZ, Akaroa.  Facilitated by Chrissie.  No experience necessary.  Creating intentional space in our days. Expressions of Divinity. Phone 0274 984 520

Ecan Drop In Session18 July – Wednesday – DROP IN SESSIONS FOR ADVICE AND SUPPORT.  If you need some help understanding ways to improve biodiversity or want some advice on Biodiversity, Managing Stormwater discharge, stabilising hill slopes, New activities (eg culverts, bridges across rivers, removing native bush), Septic Tank maintenance, Farm Environment Plans. Drop in and have a chat to our staff.

Banks Peninsula Zone Team Drop in Days – Little River Service Centre.  Wednesday 9am to 1.00pm March to September 2018.

ArtsA STRATEGY FOR ARTS – In 10 years, we want to have a reputation as a truly creative city that embraces the arts. How do we make it happen? You can leave your feedback on Have Your Say, or come along to one of our workshops to discuss your ideas in person. Email  to let us know which workshop you’re interested in attending.

Christchurch – 19 July  – Thursday –   Exchange Christchurch (XCHC), 376 Wilsons Road, Waltham, 11.30am to 1.30pm.  UC at The Arts Centre, Camerata Room, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

20 July – Friday The Centre of Contemporary Art (COCA), 66 Gloucester St, Christchurch Central, 11.30am to 1.30pm

21 July – Saturday – UC at Arts Centre, Camerata Room, 10am to noon 

Akaroa 21 July 2018 – SaturdayAkaroa Museum in the historic Court House, 71 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 1pm to 3pm

 Open forum – Saturday 11 August 2018

  • At this forum we’ll go in-depth on the themes that come up in the July workshops (time and venue TBC).  Check here to see the latest updates on the arts strategy. 

19 July – Thursdays – JIU JITSU CLUB Training Time is every Thursday at the Little River Community Centre.  Juniors start at 4.30pm and Seniors commence at 6.30pm.

Beginners welcome it’s never to late to get fit and look after yourself at the same time.   Contact Mario 3251132.

Little River Toy Library20 July –    LTTLE RIVER TOY LIBRARY  will be open this afternoon.  It is open fortnightly on a Friday.   We are now offering FREE membership to all Little River families!!!! You just have to pay for the hire of toys.

Great time to get some new and entertaining toys for your kids or grandkids.
Come on down this afternoon…. have a look around.   The Little River Toy Library is open Fortnightly on a Friday.  Opening times vary.  Check with Vanessa on 021 1201404

BP Rugby Logo21 July  – Saturday  – BANKS PENINSULA RUGBY GAMES played at Awa Iti Domain, draw will be posted here when it comes out.

Come on down and support the teams.

Come on down and enjoy a good game of rugby and support our local teams

21 July – Saturday – VICARAGE POP-UP RESTAURANT  – at the Vicarage, Church Road, Little River.  Menu – Wild Venison with Winter Vegetables or Buckwheat risotto.   Desert and Hor’s D”oevures.  To book contact

Pigeon Bay Hall Mid-Winter Dance Final Draft Online21 July – Saturday – PIGEON BAY MID WINTER PARTY –  Lesson at 6pm. Dance begins at 7pm. Band at 8pm.  Bringing back the local tradition of dances held at the Pigeon Bay Hall, with its sprung dance floor.

Come for a lesson between 6-7pm from local dancers, Tim and Faye. You will learn some Ballroom, Latin and Rock and Roll. Then dance the night away with your new smooth moves. We will share a well-deserved supper in our supper room. So, bring something delicious to eat and drink.  No experience needed, children free, and wall- flowers welcome.  Come and collaborate and help create a dance community on the Peninsula.

Deposit $15 per person to:  Pigeon Bay Social Club, 02 0832 0067574 83.  Name as a reference.

Please also email with names of those coming or ring Jane 03 3046722

Living Streams Emblem sign21  July – Saturday   – LIVING SPRINGS COMMUNITY NURSERY –  The nursery is now open  Saturday 10 to 2pm.  Just one day over the Winter. The nursery has some great specials on at the moment.  Read their June newsletter Here for full details  of plants available with prices – also a list of specials available at the moment.

Recently 550 plants were dug in at Pa road, most protected by combiguards. If you wish to be part of our restoration team please let us Annelies know.Planting Day Pa Road

If you need plants outside of Nursery Hours contact Fiona Waghorn   and she will arrange to meet you at the nursery or have a look in the nursery and let her  know  the plants required and she will put aside  for you to pick up. Plants can be paid for on line, cheque or cash.    You will find the nursery behind the Little River Service Centre.

If Anneliese is unavailable contact  Fiona Waghorn phone 3290 171 or : 022 1669 523

WINTER HOURS – The Little River Challenge Service Station  hours have changed for the rest of the winter, we are now closing at 6.30pm Monday to Thursday. Still open till 7.30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We are open at 7.00am every morning.

For winter trading hours of restaurants and eateries  in Akaroa and Little River check out the notice HERE 

Community Energy Action – A new round of subsidies are available for insulation from 1st July 2018. If you or someone you know is unsure of the condition of insulation in their home, please contact CEA on 0800 GET WARM for a free insulation assessment. They also help with free, recycled curtains at the CEA Curtain Bank (299 Tuam St). For more information go to

25 July – Wednesday – 7:30pm  Okuti Hall AGM and meeting.   All welcome more info to come.

Craft Station Produce StandCRAFT STATION, INFORMATION SERVICE AND  PRODUCE STAND – Selling local produce.  If you have any produce you would like to sell through the Produce Stand, contact the Craft Station member on duty to find out details or phone 3251 320.

The Display at the Station in the Heritage Room this month is around life in the 1880s when the railway station and line opened. Some interesting domestic and scenic pictures s taken in Little River included plus a timeline.  Really interesting display.  Displays organised by the Little River Railway Station Trust.

The Craft Station is located in the Historic Railway Station Building on the Main Road, Little River.  Craft Station, Information Service and Produce Stand open 7 days a week 9am to 5pm. The 2018 Telephone Directory is available at the Craft Station for $10.00 a copy.

Revival ClothingTuesday – Revival Clothing is open each Tuesday. 10.30am  – 4pm at St Andrews Church, Church Road, Little River.    Revival Clothing also 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.  Contact Heather. 3251 259 or Contact Fiona 3290171

Revival Clothing also run the Little River Food Bank.   Need a bit of help?? For a Food Box Phone Pam Baird 3251 917 or Fiona Waghorn 329 0171 or anonymous line 03 974 1982.  Absolutely confidentiality assured. Donations of dry goods can be placed in the box in the foyer of the Little River Service Centre.

For Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Bags contact Heather Williams home 3251 259

MiriamaMiriama Kamo launched her children’s book “The Stolen Stars of Matariki” on Sunday the 8th, at the  Birdlings Flat Community Hall. She shared with us how impossible it felt to write the book until she (at the very last moment) decided to situate the story’s PLACE at…Birdling ‘s Flat involving her whānau (family). Birdlings Flat is Miriama’s beloved childhood home and both her parents were in attendance.   With her unique story and exceptional delivery, the consensus amongst the  community and visitors alike, was that Miriama and her unique story for the stars of Matariki afforded everyone  attending the  experience of being a part of whānau Marama (family of light) that will never dim, or be stolen from  amongst us.  To read the full article go HERE 


Simon4 August – 29 August – THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY PART 1 IDENTIFY exhibition by Simon Van der Sluijs at the Little River Gallery.  

The Exhibition opens at 11am  on the 4 August and  runs through to the 29 August  2018.    To read more about the exhibition go here 

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

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5 August    – 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.

Coronation Garden6 August Monday 10 -12noon. CORONATION LIBRARY GARDEN MORNING. 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 FA6 August   –  Monday –  LITTLE RIVER WAIREWA COMMUNITY TRUST  GENERAL MEETING –  7.30 pm .  In the Meeting Room at the Little River Service Centre – All welcome.  Items for the Agenda  to be received 7 days before the meeting  and sent 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.

healhy streets6 August – Monday – CREATING HEALTHIER STREETS –  4pm to 6.30pm. You are invited to hear Lucy Saunders, joined by local experts in a discussion on the links between urban design and transport with our physical and mental wellbeing.  Lucy is a leading public health consultant who developed the Healthy Streets approach used by Transport in London.

This is a Free Event.  The Event will be held in the Function Room, Level 1, Christchurch City Council Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch.

To register for this event on line go here

7 August – Tuesday – COUNTRY LIVING OUTING TO GAIL AND BRENDON WOODS HOME at  4 Newton Place, Akaroa.    Meet 11am.  $15.00 per person includes lunch.  Reply by 31 July to Mary Millar email

A 3 year old architecturally designed modern/contemporary build to maximize space on the section with 6 step-up levels. Built with a lot of blood sweat and tears they are now enjoying their beautiful home with every room having a breathtaking view.  Please let me know if you have a diet request.

ALLISON AT tRAP lIBRARY12 August – 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.Okuti River

Contact Alison on 3251-336 or Geoff Ettrick on 3251-332 for more informationTrap Library can be found on Okuti Valley Road.   Go up the west entrance (the old Bowling Club entrance)  of the Okuti Valley Sport and Recreation Club.

BIG NEWS …. Allison recently bid for and got some funding to open a new trap library in the Akaroa basin. We have got a venue thanks to CCC and plan to open at Duvauchelle in the spring. If you would like to help run the Akaroa library please get in touch with me – even if it is 2 hours a year!

Community Board Newsletter July13 August – BANKS PENINSULA COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING – 10am Lyttelton  Community Board Room, 25 Canterbury Street, Lyttelton.  Read  the Banks Peninsula Community Boards July Newsletter HERE Contact Liz Carter,  Community Board Advisor,  Banks Peninsula/Lyttelton. 027 281 4835/ 941 5682 liz,

qUIZZ NIGHT17 August – Friday – THE  LITTLE RIVER PLAYCENTRE QUIZZ NIGHT –  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 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)
  • $15 Caramelised onion and goats cheese croquettes (4)
  • $15 Slow roasted lamb pizza with Tzatziki (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.


Scam24 August – Friday.  SCAVVY ON SCAMS WORKSHOP – 11am with Bronwyn Groot.  Commissioner for Financial  Capability (CFFC) at The McFadden’s Centre, St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFadden’s Road, St Albans, Christchurch.

Join us for a fun interactive workshop to get savvy on Scams.

RSVP or phone 03 3660903


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Banks Peninsula conservation Trust LogoWe would love to have you volunteer with us – Come and help us preserve and enhance the unique and special biodiversity of Banks Peninsula.



Where: Port Saddle, Lyttelton
When: Saturday 8th September 10am – 4pm
Details: Planting out an area on Port Saddle as part of our restoration project partnership with Lyttelton Port Company.

Please register your interest by contacting our  Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust Volunteer Coordinator Sophie Hartnell

Wednesday – BALLROOM DANCNG LESSONSBALLROOM DANCING LESSONS ARE CONTINUING BUT THE CLASSES ARE FULL.  Due to such a great response Faye and Tim will be looking to run another class later in the year.

Come and learn beginner’s Ballroom and Latin dancing with Faye and Tim. Try out the Waltz, Rock n Roll, Social Foxtrot and Meringue.  Gold coin donation per person.  Partners not essential. Two left feet and a lack of rhythm a definite advantage!  Contact Tim and Faye 03 325 1373  or








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