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Little River Craft Station

Situated in the Historic  Railway Station  Building, Main Highway, Little River.
Phone: 03 325-1320
Open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day and ANAZC morning)
9am- 5pm (summer hours). 9.30 – 4.30pm (winter hours)

The Little River Craft Station has been operating for over 20 years.
There are 25 working members who live locally on the Peninsula or from Christchurch.

The Craft Station hosts a huge variety of different crafts (each member makes or produces a different product).
Knitwear, jewellery, fabric art, patchwork & batik work, pottery, felt products and soap, baby wear, women’s clothing, agate art, preserves, wood work, soft toys, leather work, vintage jewellery art, cards, local souvenirs, vegetable seedlings and plants, cut flowers and fresh produce.

To see the vast array of quality handcrafted items our members make go to our Facebook Page here.

There is access also to view train memorabilia, local history items and displays of interest. These displays are regularly updated by the Little River Railway Trust.

There is also the opportunity on our community produce stand for local people to sell excess fresh produce for example eggs, berry fruit and nuts etc on a Saturday a 20% commission applies.  Contact the Craft Station member on duty phone 3251 320 or come down with your produce and fill out the form including your bank Account details. code, name and address, phone number to enable us to set you up as a Produce Stand contributor.



The Craft Station welcomes and accepts community fund raisers whereby the shop will sell on behalf goods etc with no charge to the group.

A commission on goods sold also goes back into the community and the Craft Station regularly sponsor prizes for The School Pumpkin Day, Little River Show Arts & Crafts, and other projects.

The Craft Station also runs an Information Station and has brochures, maps and books available to help travellers with their accommodation and travel requirements in Little River and over the greater Banks Peninsula area to Akaroa.

This year Christmas Display incorporated “The Christmas Robot with a Heart” and a tree decorated with bread dough trees and stars  made by the children of Little River Play centre.



Knitting day poster 2017The Craft Station celebrates World Knitting Day and in 2016 ran a Knit a Hat for Baby Promotion with  a get-together  for an afternoon tea.  200 hat and bootie sets were knitted and given to the Christchurch Women’s Hospital to give to the new mums taking their babies home.

We are running the Knit a Hat for Baby Promotion again this year.  Wool and the pattern for the hat and bootie set are on the display in the Waiting Room of the Little River Railway Station for you to pick up.  You are welcome to use your own wool and if you need the pattern follow the link here.   Hat Pattern.

You will need to get your knitted hat back to the Craft Station by the 23 June.  An afternoon Tea will be held on Saturday 10 June between 2 – 4pm in the Waiting Room at the Railway Station.  All welcome especially any young ones who would like to learn to knit.  Please phone the Craft Station for details on 3251 320.

All hat and bootie sets will be donated to the Neo Natal Unit at Christchurch Women’s Hospital.










Giant and mini pumpkin plants also for sale in spring for Gold Coin donation, (for Pumpkin Day).

Copyright © 2012 by Bryan Morgan for the Little River-Wairewa Community Trust