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WHAT’S ON IN LITTLE RIVER AND DISTRICTS  APRIL 2018

Trap Library15 April – 2pm  – 4.30pm –TRAP LIBRARY OPEN DAY – at the Okuti Valley Hall.

Learn about trapping from the experts, Safety with poisons, Update on Tui Restoration,  Latest Trap designs and lures, Wasp Control Tips, Purchasing Traps and Trap Demonstration.

BBQ – Talks and Games.

Contact Alison Evans Phone 3251- 336.  Trap Library Flyer


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


John Emery7 May – JOHN EMERY Exhibition, Frocks, Feathers and Fabrications at the Little River Gallery.  Exhibition opens at 11am and you are invited to the opening.  The exhibition runs through to the 7 May 2018.

Little River Gallery.  Main Road, Little River. Phone 3251 944. 

Open Seven Days a week.  9am to 5pm.

www.littlerivergallery.com 


CCC LogoChristchurch City Council – Strengthening Communities Fund opens midday on 3 April – If your organisation needs funding to make things happen in your community applications are now open for the Strengthening Communities Fund.

Applications are invited from not-for profit community groups who contribute to community well-being in the areas of community, social, recreation, sports, arts, environment or heritage.

Applications are accepted from Tuesday 3 April until midnight Tuesday 8 May 2018.  For more information visit: https://ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/community-funding  or phone 941 8999


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 dLittle River Phone Directoryuty to find out details or phone 3251 320.  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.

poppyTHIS MONTH AT THE HISTORIC RAILWAY STATION – Check out the Anzac Day display at the Little River Railway Station both in the main station and the Heritage Room.  Displays of local servicemen and women you may recognise, includes photos supplied by local families which we appreciate very much.  

‘Lest We Forget”, Anzac Day Wednesday 25 April 2018.

The historic displays are able to be viewed  when the  Craft Station is open.  The heritage displays are  looked after by the Little River Railway Station Trust.  Contact Ken Sitarz Phone  3290 884


SCHOOL HOLIDAYS – School breaks up for the holidays on the 13 April and commences again on Monday 30 April


Trap Library15 April – 2pm  – 4.30pm –TRAP LIBRARY OPEN DAY – at the Okuti Valley Hall.

Learn about trapping from the experts, Safety with poisons, Update on Tui Restoration,  Latest Trap designs and lures, Wasp Control Tips, Purchasing Traps and Trap Demonstration.

BBQ – Talks and Games.

Contact Alison Evans Phone 3251- 336.  Trap Library Flyer


to 15 April – FORM, LINE AND COLOUR – Exhibition in Lincoln at the Liffey Gallery.  Exhibition work by Kerryn Christensen, Dorothy Shrimpton and Barb Gaeth.  The Liffey Gallery is Lincoln’s Community Art Gallery at 1 James Street, Lincoln.  Open to the public Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.


quilt18 – 22 April – CHRISTCHURCH QUILTERS EXHIBITION – The Arts Centre – Pumanawa – 1st Floor, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Lift Access.  10am to 5pm.  $5.00 admission.

Natural Sites and Wonders of the World – An International Challenge on display at our exhibition.  Aotearoa Quilters members last year participated in an international challenge with French and Japanese quilters. Each quilter was given a topic – a natural wonder. The same topics were used in each of the three countries resulting in three different perspectives on each topic.

The quilts have been exhibited in Japan and are now here in New Zealand. They will travel to France in August for their exhibition in September


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18 April –  Wednesday School Holiday Movie – BOLTS AND BLIP –      11 am or 1pm as required.

Cost $5.00.  Nibbles included in price.   “Requests” Boutique Cinema,4511, Christchurch To Akaroa Road, Cooptown.

Bookings essential

Phone Bernadette 3251154 to secure a seat.   

Bernadette can screen this movie or another requested movie  at another date .


19 April -Thursday – STORYTIMES AT LITTLE RIVER LIBRARY – During the school holidays, there will be a storytimes session at Little River Library.  It is going to be held on Thursday 19th April, from 2-3 o’clock, in the lovely large boardroom.

This is suitable for 7 years old and under, so come along with your children/grandchildren/nieces/nephews and have a fun time – no need to book in.  See you there!

Catherine Boyd  – Library Assistant, Little River Library.

hell Book awardsChristchurch City Libraries are offering – The HELL Reading Challenge again: The New Zealand Book Awards Trust have teamed up again with HELL Pizza to encourage school-age children to read more. Their reading programme runs through schools and libraries nationwide. Christchurch City Libraries is again offering this reading challenge reward system.

What is the HELL Reading Challenge?  The HELL Reading Challenge rewards New Zealand children for reading books in an incentivised reading programme that’s simple: Read for Pizza!

Children complete a ‘pizza wheel’ by reading seven books, and then go to any HELL Pizza store and redeem it for a free 333 HELL Pizza… It’s that easy! Every child/student must read 7 books to fill up their wheel to be able to receive their free pizza.  There is no limit on the number of wheels a child can fill up between March and December, provided they are stamped and authenticated by a librarian.

Pop into your local library to pick up a reading wheel. Get a slice of reading done and start getting your pizza wheel clicked. Then top off your reading with a pizza!  Rules – each wheel is good for one 333 kids’ pizza from any HELL store nationwide.   Each wheel must be signed by a teacher/librarian from your school or library and stamped with your official school/ library stamp.   The HELL Reading Challenge is open to students in Years 1-8.  Pizza must be picked up in person in-store only. One pizza per visit per child.


AOTNZ CopperbottomA3PosterAkaroa20 April – Friday – Olive Copperbottom – Penny Ashton Performs at The Gaiety. Live Theatre.  As part of the Arts on Tour Programme Olive Copperbottom is coming to The Gaiety.

Tickets $20 at the Museum.

Penny Ashton is going down a treat around the country as she has done around the world.  The wonderful Creative Mercury Bay in Coromandel had this to say:

“Our audience had a fantastic night, and went home with sore faces from laughing so much.  Penny is a delight to work with, and such an incredibly talented artist.”


BP Rugby Logo21 April – Saturday – BANKS PENINSULA RUGBY GAMES played at Awa Iti Domain, Little River this Saturday will be posted here when the draw comes out.

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

Little River CommunityTrust Logo FA22 April – Sunday – The Little River Wairewa Community Trust will be having a stand at the Little River Giant Pumpkin Festival on the 22 April in combination with the Little River Village Planning Committee, The Awa Iti Domain Board and the Little River Railway Station Trust.  There will be information/displays on the following projects.  Drainage and Flooding, SH75 Traffic Calming, Parking and Streetscape Improvements, Town Centre – Children’s Playground, Recreation Park, Walkways and Eco Trail and Craft Station Environs.   Plus Health and Recreation Facility and Wastewater Treatment, Restoration of the Goods Shed and the Restoration of the Coronation Library.  Come and have a look and a chat about what is happening.        Read the full  April Newsletter here


Little River Giant Pumpkin Festival22 April – Sunday – LITTLE RIVER GIANT COUNTRY BUMPKIN PUMPKIN FESTIVAL – Each year the Little River Support Group organise the Little River Country Bumpkin Giant Pumpkin Festival. Hundreds of visitors and competitors are attracted to Banks Peninsula from all over Christchurch, Canterbury and around the South Island. International tourists to New Zealand also enjoy the festival as they travel through Little River and stop to investigate.

The festival aims to be a family fun-filled afternoon in a stunning country setting. Entertainment including music and dance, competitions (such as childrens races, gumboot throwing, bottle stalls and chocolate wheels), country stalls and sideshows, food – especially the famous Little River Pumpkin Soup – and of course some amazing pumpkins.

There are some fantastic prizes on offer for all the pumpkin classes and competitions, plus a great prize draw. More details of prizes will be posted on this website nearer the day.  If you would like a stall contact Lyn Odgers email lynner@hotmail.com or littleriverpumpkin@outlook.co.nz  www.littleriverpumpkinfest.co.nz


Pam Richardson23 April – Monday – Banks Peninsula Community Board Meeting at the Lyttelton Community Boardroom, 25 Canterbury Street, Lyttelton commencing at 10am.   To read the latest Banks Peninsula Community Board Newsletter go here

Pam Richardson has been elected chairperson of the Banks Peninsula Community Board following the resignation of Christine Wilson.   Jed O’Donoghue will take over the Deputy Chairperson role.


Anzac Day25 April   – Wednesday – 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.

The Little River Memorial Boards are on permanent display in the Waiting Room of the Little River Railway Station plus  a special Anzac display if anyone would like to come and have a look after the Anzac Day Service and Afternoon Tea


School Holiday movie - Thomas and the letter26 April – Thursday – School Holiday Movie – THOMAS AND THE SPECIAL LETTER –  11 am or 1pm as required.

Cost $5.00.  Nibbles included in price.   “Requests” 10 Seater Boutique Cinema, 4511, Christchurch To Akaroa Road, Cooptown.

Bookings essential – Phone Bernadette 3251154 to secure a seat.   

Bernadette can screen this movie or another requested movie  at another date 


Little River Toy Library27 April – 3pm to 3.30pm.  LTTLE RIVER TOY LIBRARY  will be open this afternoon.   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 over the holidays.
Come on down this afternoon…. have a look around.   The Little River Toy Library is open Fortnightly on a Friday.


School Holiday Movie for Teens27 April – Friday –  HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE – 7 seats left  at the 1pm movie showing.   Can do a  11am showing  as well if needed.

Cost $5.00.  Nibbles included in price.   “Requests” Boutique Cinema,4511, Christchurch To Akaroa Road, Cooptown.

Phone Bernadette 3251154 to secure a seat.   

Can screen movie at another requested date                


Games Day28 April – Saturday – INTERNATIONAL  TABLETOP GAMES DAY – 10am to noon  at the Little River Service Centre.

Come and enjoy a variety of Board Games, cards and puzzles.

From pick up sticks and Snakes and Ladders to Mahjong and Trivial Pursuit.

All ages welcome.


Garden City Helicopte Emergency services open day poster29 April – Sunday – OPEN DAY 2018 AIR  RESCUE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES – Join the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Crew and other local Emergency Services for a fun filled day of activities and demonstrations at the NEW GCH Aviation Emergency Air Centre.

Suitable for all ages. GCH Aviation Emergency Air Centre, 73 Grays Road, Christchurch Airport.  10am to 3pm.

To read more about what we do go here


SALUTE TO ADVENTURE – The Worsley Exhibition at the Akaroa Museum. 71 Rue Lavaud. Daily 10.30am – 4.30pm. Free Entry. Frank Worsley was born in Akaroa and was one of the finest sailors, navigators, and Antarctic explorers of his time. Step into his world and discover where his thirst for adventure led him. 


MAY

1 May Tuesday – COUNTRY LIVING OUTING Visit to FRENCH FARM WINERY at 11am.   The new owners have made lots of changes and will give us a tour of the premises and their plans for the future.  French Farm Winery,   2/12 Winery Road, French Farm.  Costs       $25.00 which  includes tour and shared platter at the Winery.  Reply to Mary at manderleyfarm@gmail.com by the 24 April.


DANCING2 May –  Wednesday – BALLROOM DANCNG LESSONSCome and learn beginner’s Ballroom and Latin dancing with Faye and Tim. Try out the Waltz, Rock n Roll, Social Foxtrot and Meringue.  Every Wednesday 7.00 – 8.00 at Little River Community Centre starting May 2nd through til the end of June.

Gold coin donation per person.  Partners not essential. Two left feet and a lack of rhythm a definite advantage!

We are not professional teachers but we love dancing. Hoping to have a bit of fun over the winter.  Contact Tim and Faye 03 325 1373 or tfl@xtra.co.nz


Hopetoun_CMYK Newsad 2x140 - Copy5 May – Saturday – HOPETOUN BROWN AND THE GENIUS OF FINN SCHOLES – at the Gaiety,  $20.00 a ticket from  the Akaroa Museum.  Don’t miss this great night of great music.

Horn-heavy duo and 2017 Taite Prize finalists Hopetoun Brown are joined on stage by arguably the country’s finest trumpet player, Finn Scholes. Throughout two energetic sets they’ll swap trumpets, saxophones, bass clarinets, tubas, trombones and an assortment of strange keyboard instruments in a programme that moves through blues, soul, funk, jazz, Americana, and stomp. This fiery trio will play songs from across the Hopetoun Brown cannon, including their brand new long-player Don’t Let Them Lock You Up!  Contact 03 304 1013


Mt Vernon6 May – Sunday – OPEN DAY AT MT VERNON LODGE – 1 – 4pm 

The Community is invited.

33 Purple Peak Road, Akaroa. Free Admission.  Parking on site.

Food stalls, live music


6 May    – 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.


CCC LogoChristchurch City Council – Strengthening Communities Fund opens midday on 3 April – If your organisation needs funding to make things happen in your community applications are now open for the Strengthening Communities Fund.

Applications are invited from not-for profit community groups who contribute to community well-being in the areas of community, social, recreation, sports, arts, environment or heritage.

Applications are accepted from Tuesday 3 April until midnight Tuesday 8 May 2018.  For more information visit: https://ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/community-funding  or phone 941 8999


Little River CommunityTrust Logo FA7 May  –  Monday –  LITTLE RIVER WAIREWA COMMUNITY TRUST  GENERAL MEETING –  7.30 pm 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) – Chair.LRWCT2015@gmail.com  Landline 03 3251 233  or Cell 027 3355 233, or Barb (Secretary), lrwctrust@gmail.com  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.  Read the Little River Wairewa Community Trusts April Newsletter here


Men-web-300x14912 May to 6 June -New  Exhibition at the Little River Gallery  – MEN by Gill Hay.   Exhibition opens at 11am on the 12 May  and you are invited to the opening.  The exhibition runs through to the 6 June  2018.

Little River Gallery.  Main Road, Little River. Phone 3251 944. 

Open Seven Days a week.  9am to 5pm.

www.littlerivergallery.com 


Mothers Day


ALLISON AT tRAP lIBRARY13 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 information.

Trap 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.


13 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 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


Qizz Night - Sue25 May – Friday – QUIZZ NIGHT at the Little River Community Centre – ANGUS LATHAM, NATHAN SILCOCK, JACK THOMPSON & GEMMA THORNLEY are raising funds for a “World Challenge trip” to Nepal, December 2018 with Lincoln High School.  7 to 10pm

Bar, Raffle and Auction.


$60 table/4 people – call 03 3251284 to book
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Sewing CircleMonthly  on a Thursday – 10am to 12pm during the term – REVIVAL  SEWING CIRCLE- FOR BEGINNERS – at the Birdlings Flat Community Centre.

$2.00 per class Materials extra. Term 1 we will be sewing Cloth Shopping Bags, Cushion Covers, Purses, Aprons,

As we have limited spaces please email Justine at  redflaxnz @ gmail.com if you are interested


Revival Clothing
Monthly On  Tuesday – 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 waggie@xtra.co.nz.

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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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