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Knitting day poster 2017 to 24 June –  KNIT A HAT FOR BABY PROMOTION – All babies need a woolly hat to wear home fromCraft Station Produce Stand hospital.  Pick up your free pattern and wool, start knitting and return your Hat and Bootie set and join us for an Afternoon Tea on Saturday 10 June between 2 – 4pm in the waiting room of the Railway Station and meet with other knitters and crafters.  All welcome.  Especially any young ones who would like to learn to knit.  We will have some wool and needles available on the day.  Rose will be there with here Spinning Wheel and Heather with her table loom.

Anzac Display in Heritage Room.

Produce Stand, Information Centre and Craft Station open 7 days a week 9.30am to 4.30pm. Little River War Memorial Boards on permanent display. Phone Craft Station 3251 320

Little River Gallery Exhibition Mayto 7 June   –  Exhibition  WHARE HURUHURU MANU by Robin Slow and Brian Flintoff  at the Little River Gallery.   Exhibition runs through to Wednesday 7 June.

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

Allison at the Trap Library26 May  and 27 May  – Take time to listen to COUNTRY LIFE on Radio NZ .  The National Programme will feature Allison Evans speaking about the Little River Trap Library, Pest Control and the Living Classroom concept.

You can listen to it live on Friday at 9.00pm for half an hour  and again on Saturday 27 at 7.00am .

Will post the link here when it is available.


29 May – Monday – LEARN TO DANCE LATIN!! Monday nights, 7-8pm. First class starts 15th of May at the Little River Community Centre.  Wether you have years of experience or two left feet, come on down, (high fitness level not needed either)! First class is just an introduction, to see if you enjoy it. This introduction class will be $5 per person. After that classes will run for 10 weeks and cost $7pp per class or $50 for all 10 classes! Please bring comfortable shoes that are easy to move in, I’ll be in sneakers! See you there   Contact Kaitlyn Samson Phone 027 8702849

29 May – YOGA MONDAY MORNINGS: starting 15th May, 10 – 11am at 102 Western Valley Rd, (Lisa Bevans Studio)  8 week term $100 or $15/class. with Arielle Atman IYTA registered. Teaching since 1992. For more info ph. 021 11919 22,

Little River CommunityTrust Logo FA30 May  – Tuesday – DROP IN SESSIONS– The Little River Wairewa Community Trust holds Big Ideas 1 regular drop in sessions at the Little River Service Centre every Tuesday morning  between 10 and 12. If you are interested in becoming involved with the Trust or would like to find out more about our ongoing projects please feel free to drop in and have a chat with Robert (Chair) –  Landline 03 3251 233  or Cell 027 3355 233 or Barb (Secretary),  027 313 2287 or  03 3290947

REVIVAL CLOTHING FLYER30 May  – 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 need more coat hangers.  If you have a surplus they  can use them.  Plus they  need a sturdy clothes rack to help display the lovely range of clothing. for sale.   Phone Wendy 3251  118 if you can help and she will pick up if need be.

31  May – Wednesday – BADMINTON – at the Little River Community CentreSeason will run through to the 20 September. 22 evenings. Whole season charge of $65.00 or casual night rate of $6.00 per night. Contact Simon at


Frrench FestThe Akaroa Heritage Festival Society, the Comte de Paris Descendants Group and representatives from the Onuku Runanga are working very hard on the Frenchfest Event due to take place on 6-8 October 2017.  This will be a weekend event celebrating our wonderful rich history (French, German & Maori).

If you are interested in having a stall at the French Festival on the 7 October 2017 please go for further information or contact Hollie Hollander at


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

Green Fees $15.00



Knitting day poster 2017to 24 June –  KNIT A HAT FOR BABY PROMOTION – All babies need a woolly hat to wear home from hospital.  Pick up your free pattern and wool, start knitting and return your Hat and Bootie set and join us for an Afternoon Tea on Saturday 10 June between 2 – 4pm in the waiting room of the Railway Station and meet with other knitters and crafters.  All welcome.  Especially any young ones who would like to learn to knit.  We will have some wool and needles available on the day.  Rose will be there with here Spinning Wheel and Heather with her table loom.

Knitting lessons available by arrangement.  Please phone the Little River Craft Station on 3251 320 and leave your details.  All hat and bootie sets donated to the neo natal unit at Christchurch Womens Hospital a couple of weeks after the afternoon tea to give you time to finish and return your baby hat.  Promotion runs from Sunday 21 May to Sunday 25 June to give you time to complete your hat.

You are welcome to use your own 100%wool yarn  too.


Whether you have a permaculture paradise or a collection of cacti, please consider being part of this event which runs …   22nd and 23rd October, the Sunday and Monday of Labour Weekend.

Participants simply need to open their gardens to ticket holders and let them wander.  Profits to benefit community groups.

Contact Kathy Grant  3251906

3 June – Saturday – LITTLE RIVER GYMNASTICS first term date.  Will run for 9 weeks. Spaces are limited so please email Rebecca at   Preschool class 2 – 4 years.  9.00am to 9.45am.  $3.00Primary A Class 5 – 6 years.  10am to 10.45am. $5.00.  Primary B Class 7 – 9 years 11.00am – 11.45am.  $5.00.

 hOUSIE3 June  – Saturday – HOUSIE – at the Little River Community Centre –  Doors open 6.30pm – first game 7pm.

BYO Food and Drinks.

No bookings required just come on down and bring your family and friends.

Raffles on the night.  Great Prizes.  Contact Teone or Jen Sands.

A Little River Fire Brigade Fund Raiser.

BP Rugby Logo3 June  – Saturday  – Banks Peninsula Rugby – Games at Home at Awa Iti Domain.

The draw for At Home games will be posted when it is available.

Come down to the Awa Iti Domain  and support the boys

bobby-brown_orig3 June – Saturday –  6.00PM.  THE GUITAR MAN – BOBBY BROWN entertains at the Hilltop Hotel.

Winter Hours Monday to Wednesday 12 noon to 6pm,  Thursday to Sunday 10am to late.

Phone: 03 3251005

4 June    – 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.

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

Bruce is putting 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

3 – 5 June –  Banks Peninsula Hazardous Waste Collection Weekend at the Barry’s Bay Transfer Station.  Take your dangerous and hazardous household items and drop them off for free.  For  full list of accepted items please visit or phone 941 8999

6 June – 31 July – GETTING READY FOR  CENSUS MARCH 2018 · To  make sure the address list we have developed is on track, we will be checking addresses in your community over the next few weeks.   Over the next eight weeks, Stats NZ staff will be checking 1.8 million addresses across the country.  ·          Staff will be wearing Stats NZ uniforms and will be carrying identification. There will be minimal direct contact with the public.  ·         If your teams receive any enquiries about a staff member or the work underway, please refer them to  for more information or ask them to call 0800 111 102.

7 June – Wednesday – 10.30am.  Country Living Outing – VINTAGE HOME AND ENTERTAINMENT – Lyttelton Venue –   Cost $35.00 per person.  Bring a dilemma (optional)  .       Bookings:    Jane Hoult 3251156   Visit a groovy vintage home built in 1870 with old bones and a twist of new, owned by Polly and Rod Twist in the beautiful port of Lyttelton.  A light lunch will be served followed by an entertaining panel, who will solve your dilemma.   This day has been organised to help raise funds for Izzy Hoult to attend the Wellington Dance Days in July, where Izzy will be competing in the National Theatre Awards Competition

What to bring –  dilemma for the panel (this can be anonymous if you choose  and for clarity of expression a written dilemma may help) or just come and enjoy the day.

little river hotel party7 June – LITTLE RIVER HOTELS THEMED 70’S NIGHTIt is getting cold outside but things at the Little River Hotel and Bar are just heatin up.

So groove on down in your best 70’s get up for a dymnate night….like totally….Can you dig it???
$30 per ticket includes set two course menu.
Tickets can be purchased at the Hotel or at the door on the night.

Phone 3251 007.  Check ou


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Little River Gallery June

10 June –THESE SHORES, THIS LAND – Exhibition By Brent Forbes and Rachel Murphy  at the Little River Gallery .  Exhibitions opens on the 10 June at 11am .  You are all welcome to come – and runs through to Wednesday 5 July.

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

Knitting day poster 201710 June – Knit a Hat for Baby – AFTERNOON TEA FOR KNITTERS AND CRAFTERS   between 2 – 4pm in the Waiting Room of the Railway Station.  Meet with other knitters and crafters. Table – loom and spinning demonstrations.  There will be help available for any young ones wanting to learn to knit

All Welcome.

Knitting lessons available by arrangement.  Please phone Little River Craft Station 3251 320 and leave your details.

BP Rugby Logo10 June – Saturday – CLUB DAY FOR BANKS PENINSULA RUGBY –  All games across the grades played at Awa-iti Domain.

Draw  for at home games will be pasted here when it comes out- Usually Tuesday.

Come and support the teams.



10 June   – 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_211 June    – 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.

12 June   – Monday – The LRWCT Meeting 7.30 at Okuti Valley Hall.  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. (Meeting is a week later than normal due to Queens Birthday on the 3rd June)

14 June – Wednesday – ANNUAL BULL SALE 2017 – at 2pm.   Silverstream hosts and annual on farm auction where this year we will offer 72 Charolais bulls and 18 Hereford bulls. The sale is always held on the second Wednesday in June every year.

This year’s sale will include our first sons of Palgrove Foresight and Silverstream Geddes. We will also have more sons of the awesome Silverstream Evolution and our powerful Silverstream Frampton. Our Herefords will include the second crop of sons from Gay Olympus (Our fantastic sire we purchased off the Maungahina stud 4 years ago).  Read more Here



15 July – Saturday – THE GAIETY MID WINTER WHITE OUT COMMUNITY PARTY – In Akaroa.  Get your white suits together.  More information coming.   Contact Rebecca at






















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