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To promote the sustainable development of the Lake Wairewa and Southern Bays catchments, plan, fund, develop and establish facilities which contribute to the social, cultural, environmental or economic wellbeing of residents or visitors to that area'.

Little River Railway Station Trust

The Little River Railway Station Trust are a small volunteer community group who Lease the Historic Railway Station from the Christchurch City Council.  They look after the Gardens, Historic Railway Station Building and environs  and enthusiastically restore the Railway Carriages.  Inside the Railway Station there is a Heritage Room and a Waiting Room with the Little River War Memorial Boards from the 1914-18 and 1940-45 World Wars.  There are changing displays also in these rooms on local historical and community events and many reference books that are available for the public to use to research their own family history.

These rooms are open 9am to 5pm seven days a week with a member of the Little River Craft Station always on duty.

Chairperson –   Kevin Blogg – Phone 3251 301

Secretary –  Jody Tuckwell – email lrrst1886@gmail.com Phone 3251 970

Treasurer – Marie McFarland

Trustees – Ken Sitarz, Andrew Wilson, Colin Higginbottom, Rob McFarland, Warren Brixton.

Meetings are held bi monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of the 2nd month. Next Meeting in April on the 19th?  All are welcome to these meetings but only the Trustees are able to vote.


27 April – Wednesday – RAILWAY CARRIAGE –  coming  into the Historic Railway Station.  The Little River Railway Station Trust have been working hard to secure a Carriage for the display at the “Station”.  They have one coming from Dunedin Railways  and it may arrive on this Wednesday or thereabouts.  .  Scheduled to arrive at 9am.  Phone Ken 3290 84 for further details.


Railway Station concert

 This February a happy crowd of 35+ enjoyed a variety of Scottish songs, played by the duo Saltire –  Edinburgh based Alex Hodgson and David Vernon, under the Cherry Trees at the Little River Railway Station.

Included was a special French tune by David composed himself called Excelsior Hotel Paris.

I think “Susie the shoe shine girl” was another favourite.

(Photo and article by Ken Sitarz)


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The Railway Station Gardens are a blaze of colour mainly thanks to John Calvesbert who faithfully maintains them on a regular basis.

John also opens the Gangers Hut on weekends over the summer from where he runs a Bric-a-brac shop.

(Photo Ken Sitarz)


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