23 – 24 October 2016 – Sunday and Monday of Labour Weekend – LITTLE RIVER FLOWER POWER GARDEN TRAIL AND PLACES OF INTEREST – $10.00 per person. $9.00 Garden Club Members, Children Free. Tickets available from the Little River Craft Station phone 3251 320 (Open 7 Days a week.) or email email@example.com .
Tickets can be purchased on both days.
14 exciting gardens and venues to visit. Devonshire teas and refreshments. Live music “The Great Depression” Country Blues.
Proceeds to the Little River Fire Brigade, Kids Gym, Birdlings Flat Boys Club, Coronation Library Garden.
Join us for free BBQ Breakfast, Bacon, Eggs, Sausages, freshly flipped pancakes, berries and cream. (plus V option). A chance to catch up with your friends, neighbours and family.
There will be Information Stands and Demonstrations from the Little River Trap Library, Little River Big Ideas Group, Love Little River Group, Defribulator Demonstration by Jo Saunders
Delight your senses with tantalizing taste sensations and visual delights at the Manderley Festival. Browse 140 carefully selected boutique stalls with a clever mix of food, wine and craft beers set within the stunning grounds of Manderley gardens.
Experience the eclectic Manderley entertainment, programmed by Kate and Lei’lataua Limuloa, (runners up of NZ’s Got Talent 2013). With varied pace and tempo to suit all ages including ballet, circus performing, a singer and guitarist, and even tap and jazz dancing, it’s too good to miss. Maybe you prefer to wander peacefully and take in the breathtaking views.
Find your own little piece of paradise at Manderley come rain or shine. Whether it’s a relaxing day in the country, a family picnic or watching performances in the park, Manderley festival is where it’s at.
A relaxing drive with something for everyone. Come, experience the renowned Manderley Festival.
Friends and Family, Under 5’s and Over 50’s.
Lunch is $5.00 per person and includes tea, coffee and a selection of finger foods.
RSVP to Trish Manson o 03 325 1153 or Pam Baird on 03 325 1917
Little River Wairewa Runanga and Little River Wairewa Community Trust
This event is held annually. The format could change for 2016. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Charlotte 3251 243/ 027 5020255.
The Walking Festival celebrates the stunning scenery and intimate communities of Banks Peninsula.
The walks will take place over the weekends of November. 4 & 5 November, 11 &12 November, 18 &19 November and 25 & 26 November. The event is designed by local people who love to share their passion for this special place with people from the wider community. Participants will enjoy a refreshing walk and are guaranteed an enjoyable experience as they relax, meet new people and together absorb the stories and atmosphere of this rugged land, right on the doorstep of Christchurch.
If you are interested in having a walk over your property or guiding a walk in the Little River Area please contact Donald.Matheson@Canterbury.ac.nz LocationBanks Peninsula. Email email@example.com Phone 03 328 9093
Free Sausage Sizzle , Awesome bouncy castle, Santa will be there.
Have your photo taken in the grotto. Bring your family and neighbours and have some relaxed Christmas Fun.
See you there.
Fire & Rescue Little River. At the Awa-Iti Domain, Little River. The Vintage Car Club will be having their annual New Years Day Picnic Run on this day and will finish at the Domain at Little River. vcc.org.nz
Main Christchurch to Akaroa Highway SH 75. Gold Coin Entry
LITTLE RIVER A&P SHOW
21 January 2017 – The Banks Peninsula A&P Association Little River Show is one of the most popular A&P Shows in Canterbury. Like many local A&P shows, the annual event at Little River’s picturesque Awa-iti domain is the highlight of the year for many local farmers, growers and producers, giving them the chance to show the very best of what the district has to offer to the rest of the rural community as well as the hundreds that travel to the event from Christchurch, the rest of Canterbury and beyond.
Saturday 21 January 2017. Gates Open 8am, Awa-iti domain, Akaroa highway
WAITANGI DAY CELEBRATIONS AT OKAINS BAY- 6 February – Monday – A family day at the Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Highlights include a powhiri (traditional welcome), hangi lunch, children’s races, spot prizes and the paddling of our magnificent waka on the Opara Stream at 4pm. View the Museum’s amazing collections and enjoy continuous demonstrations all day include blacksmithing, bread baking in a traditional clay oven, black powder shooting, early printing works, sheep shearing, crafts, stalls and more!
Entrance Adults $10, Children $2 – Please bring cash. No ATM available. Gates open at 10am. Powhiri (traditional welcome) commences at 10:30am.
Please phone the Okains Bay Museum for more details. 03 304 8611.
LITTLE RIVER DRUM FESTIVAL
Nestled in the Okuti Valley in a park like setting beside the Okuti River the campground is a unique outdoor venue for performances – from Marimba in the stillness of deep native bush to African rhythms riverside and the night time drum circle jam. The weekend will consist of performance, workshops and campfire jams, dance workshops and camping.
Saturday, February 25, 2017 and Sunday 26 2017
Phone 03 325 1014 or 021 6 11 820 The Little River Camping Ground 287 Okuti Valley Road, Little River
SEA WEEK IN LITTLE RIVER – Includes a Display in the Waiting Room of the Historic Railway Station Building –MAMMALS OF THE OCEAN LARGE AND SMALL. A competition to “Guess the Length of the Jaw Whale Bone”. Decorate the Sea Horse, Art Competition and a Display on Traditional Eeling at Lake Forsyth in the Heritage Room.
A Beach Clean Up Day at Birdlings Flat hosted by the Birdlings Flat Boys Club followed by a BBQ. Who can pick up the most Rubbish.
Seaweek is held between 25 February to 5 March. The theme is “Toiora te Moana – Toiora te Tangata – Healthy Seas, Healthy People”. For full details of all events go to www.seaweek.org.nz
March – OLD SCHOOL AT THE OLD SCHOOL – 1 – 6PM at the Okuti Valley Hall. A free afternoon of DJ’s playing old School beats and trance with old school games for the kids.Bring a picnic, friends and enjoy the last weekend before daylight saving ends.
Organised by Love Little River. Thanks to the Little River Wairewa Community Trust for their support.
Cancelled if wet or cold. Koha appreciated.
Contact Marcus Phone 3251 014
This annual cycle race starts in the middle of Christchurch at 7.30am for the pre-race briefing and then it’s all go at 8.00am. The finish line is in the centre of Akaroa, followed by prize giving on the Akaroa recreation ground. Make a weekend of it by booking into 1 of the many wonderful B&B’s in Akaroa and enjoy a family weekend away. Be warned! This is not your ordinary 100 km race. Hugely popular across all abilities, amazing views and more hills than you can shake a pump at.
1st April – THE BEAST BIKE SHOW – This is the first of an annual motorcycle bike show held in Little River. This is tru bike hires grand opening and we plan on making this an amazing event so come check it out and enter your sexy two wheeled mistress (or mister). In the next few years, it is expected to grow from a small event to something even more amazing as we celebrate our love for the two wheeled beasts with plans already been put together for the addition of a rally in 2018.What is it all about you ask? It’s simply love of our two wheeled friends with Food, displays, music deals and prizes.
The BEAST bike show prizes with trophy for each class. $40 entry fee per bike with: British $300 total prizes. European $300 total prizes. American $300 total prizes. Sports and Touring $300 total prizes .. People choice prizes total $1000
Will be spot prizes from our many sponsors. To register send, name, address. Contact details and And details of bike To firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Held in April each year on Anzac Weekend. This year on Sunday 23 April 2017.
Tuesday 25 April 2017 – ANZAC Little River Service Sheet 2017
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
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