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Anzac Day25 April – Thursday  – ANZAC DAY – Anzac Day is celebrated in Little River with a Service in the Little River Community Centre at 9.30am followed by a march to the War Memorial Gates for Wreath laying and returning to the Community Centre for Morning tea.

There is a new display for Anzac Day in the Little River Historic Railway Station Waiting Room honouring our Banks Peninsula soldiers who served in WW1 and 2. Be sure to check out this interesting display soon.

The Little River Memorial Boards are on permanent display in the Waiting Room of the Little River Railway Station.

Julian Temple Band25 April – Thursday – JULIAN TEMPLE BAND Entertain at the Pigeon Bay Hall.

Their South Island Tour 2019.   Starts at


Tickets from the or phone 027 3070 576.

25 April  – Thursday –JUSTICE OF THE PEACE SERVICE – DROP IN SESSION AT THE LITTLE RIVER LIBRARY .  11.00am – 12.30pm .  Val Peak will be holding the JP drop in sessions each Thursday .  Bookings are not necessary

LITTLERIVER BASKETBALL FUNDRAISERCALLING ALL BASKETBALL FANS!!  – Come watch the Canterbury RAMS vs Wellington Saints game & help our Little River School Basketballers earn fundraising rewards! Every ticket sold earns us cash simply by enjoying an awesome night out!   ** Saturday 27th April, 7pm at Horncastle Arena **

Feel free to share this flyer amongst family/friends/work – the more the merrier! If you are keen to sit together & if we have enough people interested early, I can request a block seating area so register your interest now!   Contact Serena 021-329241,

Drum Festival25 – 28 April –  SOUTH ISLAND RETREAT 2019KADODO DRUM AND DANCE SCHOOL NEW ZEALAND – Here it is!!! This amazing line up of teachers all in one spot! YOGA, MALAGASY SINGING, AFROBEAT, LATIN DANCE, NGONI AND OF COURSE:  WEST AFRICAN SPICE IN OUR MELTING POT.   Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity you wont get a chance to have such a diverse range of teachers/performers over 4 days in one of the most beautiful locations in New Zealand. There is something for everyone.
Put some time aside for you! Book your plane, tickets, ferry tickets, get the convoy and come on down! We’d love to share this with you all.  At the Little River Campground, Okuti Valley, Little River.   

 email phone 021 026 809464.

Living Streams Emblem sign27 April – Saturday – LIVING SPRINGS COMMUNITY NURSERY – The Nursery is open on a Wednesday and Saturday each week.   You will find the nursery behind the Little River Service Centre.  The Nursery has a number of plants to clear.  Check out what is on offer in the Autumn promotion newsletter living streams nursery promo3Contacts Annelies (phone 021 1082161 or email or   Fiona Waghorn phone 3290 171 or 022 1669 523

27 April – Saturday  – 9am  – OKANA RIVER PLANTING ON PA ROAD –  Please bring spade, gloves and sturdy footwear.     Morning tea will be provided.     As soon as possible please let us know if you can take part.  Contact 

BP Rugby Logo27  April – Saturday –BANKS PENINSULA RUGBY GAMES played at Awa iti Domain this Saturday are

The draw will be posted here when it comes out.

Come on down and enjoy some good games of local rugby.

Little River Hotel27 April – Saturday  AFTER PARTY –THE BEAST & BIKE SHOW  at The Little River Hotel.  Little River Hotel is putting on an outside after party live bands starting at 1900hrs (7pm) through to 12 or later. 

Bring your tents, caravans , bikes, and join in for a entertaining night, sack racing, spoon and egg race, and more

This will be the official welcome  for the new management of Anthony & Viv who started  at Little River Hotel on the 15th April.  Little River Hotel, Phone 3251 007.

4099 ChCh to Akaroa Road.

Garden sculpture workshop27 April – Saturday & Sunday 28 April – MAKE A GARDEN SCUPTURE WORKSHOP with John Harding and Akaroa Arts Council.

10am to 4pm, one-hour lunch.

$140 for two days, $80.00 for one day.

All materials supplied. Limited numbers.

Phone 021 527184 for details.

.Lew Summersto 1 May  – You are invited to attend the opening of Lew Summers & Robyn Webster’s exhibition LOVES OF OUR LIVES’ – this Saturday April 6 at 11am at the Little River Gallery.

Love of our Lives. A tender embrace, a time and place. That bind in body and mind. Wings that soar, defy gravity’s law. And movement captured, of love, enraptured. The cycle of seven on earth as in heaven.

The exhibition runs through to the 1 May.  Little River Gallery, Main Road, Little River. Phone 3251 944. Open Seven Days a week. 9am to 5pm.

CongratulationsCONGRATULATIONS To the Little RiverWairewa Community Trust for their hard work and community spirit in cocreating the Community Plan for Little River and continuing to advocate for Little River and Cooptown.  Christchurch City Council won the NZPI Nancy Northcroft  Supreme Practice Award and the NZPI Best Practice Non Statutory Planning Award for Supporting Community Led Planning and Placemaking

The Best Practice Award for nonstatutory planning was presented to Christchurch City – Council’s Urban Design, Regeneration & Heritage Unit and Community Support, Governance & Partnerships Unit.  This award reflects the comprehensive and exemplary approach taken by the Council to enable and support communityled planning and placemaking like the Little River Big Ideas Community Led Plan.

aftermath-23-T2aHOW CAN YOU HELP – Everyone has shown overwhelming support in the last few days to the terrible tragedy on Friday in Christchurch to Christchurch’s Muslim Community.  How Can you Help.  People can show their support for the victims and families affected by the attacks in the city in a variety of ways.  Follow the link to the CCC Newsline notices here

How to Support Child and Adolescent Learning and Coping in the Immediate Aftermath of the Shooting: Suggestions for Parents and Teachers 

Kathleen Liberty, Ph.D University of Canterbury – With support from: Sue Bagshaw, Bronwyn Hayward, Alison Hill, Anne Horton, Brie Liberty & Kirsty Robinson Read the full article on following link HowParentsAndTeachersCanRespondToTheShooting[4125]

TRevival Clothinguesday – Revival Clothing  –   Open each Tuesday and Thursday  10.30am  – 1.30pm at St Andrews Church, Church Road, Little River. Contact Heather Williams  Phone  3251 259 or Contact Fiona Phone 3290171 or email     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.

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.  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

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.

Check out  the display in the Heritage Room on the New Engine.
Displays by the Little River Railway Station Trust  Open when Craft Station Open 7 days a week. 9am to 5pm.

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.

YOGA @ Little River Community centre is starting up again next Wednesday 1st May.

9.45 -11am, Heart Breath Yoga a gentle form of Hatha Yoga  suitable for everyone, beginners and experienced practitioners. 
Great for your health and wellbeing. Includes Breathing, Meditation, Relaxation and Asana. $15/class.  Just come along and bring a mat if you have one.
with Arielle Atman – experienced Hatha Yoga Teacher
For more info ph.027 2321610,

1 May  –  Wednesday –  COUNTRY LIVING OUTING –   10.30 –  Gypsy Vanner Experience and Horsepower Unlimited, 1Taaffes Glen Road, Loburn .      bring your own lunch.  Cost $25.00.  We require 25 people for this tour to go ahead.  Reply by 24 April .

You begin at the indoor arena where you are entertained by the display on horseback using the Vanners and an informative talk on the origin and history of the breed.

After the lunch break, view the race shop to admire the race cars and classics followed by a wander through the gardens.  Mary at

Badminton1 May – Wednesday – Have you tried Badminton yet? It is great fun and good for agility and fitness. Starting 1st May in LITTLE RIVER at the Community Centre, Western Valley Road.

All equipment is supplied. Even some friendly tutors willing to share their skills. Beginners welcome. 7- 8.30pm.  $5 casual fee or $50 May until Sept.

Contact Simon

Community Board Newsletter July6 May  – Monday   – BANKS PENINSULA COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING – 10am to 12.30 –  at Lyttelton.  Follow the link to  read the Banks Peninsula Community Boards  April  Newsletter HERE

Contact Liz Carter,  Community Board Advisor,  Banks Peninsula/Lyttelton. 027 281 4835/ 941 5682 liz,

Bruces Garden (2)6 May  – Monday 10 -12noon. CORONATION LIBRARY GARDEN MORNINGIt’s Autumn

The garden is looking good.   There is plenty of work in the garden  if you have an hour or two to come along and help you would be most welcome. Phone Bruce on 3251 040.

Anglican Church12 May    – Sunday – 5pmST ANDREWS ANGLICAN CHURCH– Church Services first Sunday of the month. Formal Service with Communion with a shared meal.     Third Sunday 5pm –  Family Service followed by a shared Meal. Upper Church Road, Little River.

Local contact Fiona Waghorn 3290-171.

ALLISON AT tRAP lIBRARY12 May   – 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 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.

12 May  – Sunday at 5pm.   CATHOLIC MASS will be celebrated on the second Sunday in each month during the year.   It will be held at the Little River Service Centre.   Visitors are most welcome.   Mass will be led by Father Geoff Gray and Maria Couper will lead a worship time for the children.  

TIMEBANKING IN LITTLE RIVER – People in the Little River area have gardeningbeen offered a fantastic opportunity to become a Neighbourhood within the Selwyn Time bank. This means we can trade time credits rather than money for services, products, and equipment. Learn more about Time Banking at Little River Contact Virginia Phone 027 2750733 or Sandra Tuckwell phone 3251 970












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