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Youth Activities

ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH/CHILDREN IN LITTLE RIVER & DISTRICTS

Youth Group

The Little River Youth Group.  Meets in St Andrews Church from 6.30pm to 8pm on Wednesday nights from the 13 February to the 10 th April.  The youth Group is for ages 5 to 13years.  A place for young people to hang out, join in games and activities, sing worship songs and explore the bible and learn about Jesus.

For more information contact katrina@lincolnbaptist.org.nz

 


Care for our seas2 – 10 March – Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana 2019.  The theme will be “Tiakina o Tātou Mōana – Care for our Seas”.  Pick up your Rocky shore Guides and Colouring Activity Books from the display in the Little River Library.  Check out the Seaweek Collage created with treasures  picked up from our stony Beach at Birdlings Flat.  This original artwork kindly donated by local artist/potter Barb Gaeth.   What can you make with what you pick up from the beach?

 

Beach Clean up3 March – BIRDLINGS FLAT BEACH CLEAN UP – at 2pm.     Meet at the hall/car park. Bring some gloves, bags supplied. This years rubbish run followed by a drift wood art competition, and the usual sausage sizzle/drinks etc.  The locals can come down later for a social drinkie BYO.  Details about driftwood comp to Norma 3290044  for Rubbish Clean up Fiona 3290171.  All Welcome, children, families Contact Fiona 3290 171

DRIFTWOOD ART SCULPTURE COMPETITION – Competitors can start creating their Art Sculpture with their finds from the Beach Clean Up at 3.00pm in front (Seaward side)  of the Birdlings Flat Community Centre.   Norma will be there to give further instructions ideas.  Any queries phone her on 3290044.  The whole event will finish with a sausage sizzle.  Supported by Te Whare Tapere o Te Mata Hapuku (Birdlings Flat Community Hall )

SEAWEEK POETRY COMPETITION 2019 – Run in association with the School for Young Writers.  Entry details ecan.govt.nz/poetrycomp  Further information from Jocelyn.papprill@ecan.govt.nz or phone 027 7030 772.  Entries close 11 March,  Great prizes to be won across four categories.  ECE, Schools, Te Reo and Open.  This competition is run biennially in Canterbury.

Akaroa has a programme for Seaweek .  Check out the events on in Akaroa on the poster here


AstronomicDelightsASTRONOMIC DELIGHTS – Join us to view the night sky above Akaroa. Friday & Saturday nights, 8.00pm-10.00pm. 10 inch Newtonian telescope. Heritage Park, 10 mins drive from Akaroa. Check with us for times and conditions, phone Craig on 027 3000 547.  Dress warm.  Charges: Children $5.  Adults when accompanied by a child are FREE. Children under 15 are free,  (in other words everyone is FREE).joe.average@windowslive.com  phone 027 3000 547


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15 January – Tuesday – EASEL-LY ARTY – Tutored Kids Drawing Workshop.  9.30am to 12.30pm.eaasy art

8 years and over. Trinity Hall, rue Lavaud, Akaroa.  Encouraged by the really enthusiastic turn out at the first Easel-Ly Arty workshop, and tutored by local artist Hilary Manson, a super experienced artist and kids tutor, we aim to give kids who love to draw some help in how to draw better.  Pastels, pencils, paper and easels supplied.  Bring your own refreshments.

Please email art@akaroaarts.co.nz for more details.

$35.00 for one half day.  For more information call 021 527 184 or visit www.akaroaarts.co.nz


Show Time - Plan your day19 January – BANKS PENINSULA A&P SHOW – The Banks Peninsula A&P Show at Little River is one of the most popular A&P Shows in Canterbury. Like many local shows, the annual event at the picturesque Awa-iti domain in Little River  is the highlight of the year for many local farmers, growers and producers.

While still keeping with our farming tradition, this year’s show will also feature some of the regional hospitality personalities, in the Peninsula 2 Plate marquee, who have connections with the Peninsula. We have exciting regional judges from Twenty Seven Steps,  Civil and  Naval and 5th Street restaurant as well as our special star guest judge Simon Gault of Master Chef New Zealand fame. There will be a mystery box cook off using local produce as well as fabulous spot prizes and activites for the children.  So book the date, get your entries in, pack a picnic and bring your family and friends. ”

The Little River A&P Show gives them 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 the rest of Canterbury and beyond.  Go here to plan your Show Day and get Schedules and book trade space.  Buy your Tickets on line or at the gate on the day. www.littlerivershow.org.nz   Plan your day here


 

 learningCHRISTCHURCH EVENTS APP NOW HAS LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. Help spread the concept of endless opportunity to children and young people!  How you can help To promote the app/website widely by distributing this information to:

  1. Young people, parents, teachers through your local networks
  2. Learning opportunity providers– asking them to upload the information themselves on to the website
  3. If you know of any local events or opportunities, please distribute and promote as appropriate

To download your free app, click here.


GEMSTONE AND FOSSIL MUSEUM,  Birdlings Flat. Open 7 days a week.  Fascinating.  Gold Coin Donation. Contact Vince Burke Phone 03 329 0812.


Requests (2)REQUESTS – MOVIE AND MEAL MATCH – at Bernadette’s Retreat, 4511 Christchurch to Akaroa Highway, Cooptown, Little River.   
10 seat Boutique Cinema – request your movie and Bernadette will match a meal to go with it.
Bernadette’s Retreat, 4511 Main Road, Cooptown. Phone 3251 154 or 021 257 0592
Email  hartleybernadette@gmail.com
Bernadette needs two weeks lead time from you booking.

LITTLE RIVER RAIL TRAIL

Enjoy a nice easy bike ride along the old railway tracks from town to Little River.

Stop off at Birdlings Flat, visit the Gemstone Museum and collect gems from the beach.

Finish up at the old Train Station at Little River and have a well deserved drink at one of the local cafes (dad’s shout!)


Little River Camp Ground

LITTLE RIVER CAMP GROUND – is now open for the season.  Come and have a night camping or day passes to enjoy the bush and walks are available.  The Kowhai Trees are in full bloom at present and the trees are alive with bird life.

For enquiries phone Marcus 3251 014 or email littlerivercamp@gmail.com

 


 SWIMMING – LITTLE RIVER SCHOOL POOL – Parents and Community can get keys via the school office.  You are required to sign a form (available from the school office or by email) and pay$75.00.  This includes a $20.00 bond if key returned at end of season.  Keys should not be shared and non key holders should not be swimming.

 
Scary Slippery MudslidesSCAREY SLIPPERY MUDSLIDES AND THE BIG SWING – $5.00 Per Child and $5.00 per caregiver (Required). Ages 5 to 13years.The Little River Camp Ground opens for kids who like the outdoors. Will our slides scare you? Come and find out. The Scarey Slippery slides are fast and you 80m in 5 seconds. They are back to basics fun, made out of plastic with water running down a steep slope. You go really fast and may even get a bit of “air time”. We recommend wetsuits which keep you warmer and make you go even faster. Try our Scary Giant Swing as well.

Get your friends together and visit the Little River Campground for a fun afternoon. It is a perfect wet weather activity. You could even stay in one of the cosy cabins and explore the native habitat including a 500-year-old tree. A quick hot shower is available for $2.00. Bring warm clothes, hot food and drink to keep you cosy, as you will get wet.

For a quick hot shower, the cost is $2.00. Bring a change of clothes and towel. 1pm to 3pm during Kids Fest.

For enquiries phone Marcus 3251 014 or email littlerivercamp@gmail.com

OPEN FOR CAMPING AND DAY PASSES – NOT OPEN FOR MUDSLIDES AND SWING AT PRESENT – needs to get warmer.


THE CREATIVE DREAMING TRUST is Open for funding Applications.  Created after Kaite Hansen’s death, this is open for applications.  Throughout her life Kaite was a very creative person. She had a passion for arts, which inspired the dream to create a trust to help support children and young adults on Banks Peninsula to attain  their goals in any of the arts.  The Creative Dreaming Trust is open to consider applications from individuals for funding to help further their participation in  their chosen field.  Please apply to Pam Baird on 03 3251 917 or threesixtydegrees1@gmail.com for further information and application form.


 

 

 

 

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