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Monday 3rd April

Little River Wairewa Community Trust General Meeting

Monday 3rd April at 7.30pm.

At the Little River Service Centre, the back part of the Library. 

Visitors are welcome to see what community initiatives we are working on or learn more about specific projects. Email lrwctrust@gmail.com for more information

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Saturday 1st April

Community Gardening Day at Awa Iti Domain.

Saturday 1st April from 10am-12pm.

Come down and lend a hand to tidy up the Coronation Garden next to the Memorial Gates, just in time for ANZAC day.

Bruce King toils away at this during the year. It would be great if a few of us could head down to help him give it a going over.

Just bring some gardening tools.

Contact Dean White for more info: deanmw@xtra.co.nz


Sunday 2nd April

Little River Giant Pumpkin Festival

Sunday 2nd April from 10.30am-3pm

At Awa Iti Domain, Little River

It’s that time again when Little River is turning orange and is putting on a show.

Come along for delicious homemade foods, a fabulous array of classic cars, live entertainment, kids country games, art & crafts and lots of stalls.

Don’t forget to enter your giant or dwarf in our various categories.

For more info go their their website here: Giant Pumpkin Fest website

Or Contact Sandra Tuckwell on 027 325 1971


Sunday 9th April

Easter Fun Day at Birdlings Flat Hall 

Sunday 9th April, 11am-1pm 

At Te Mata Hapuku, Birdlings Flat Hall

Events: Bring your home made hot cross buns for a judging competition.  Puzzle game team event. Guess the amount of eggs competition. Egg scramble. Painting your stone fun. Tug of war competition. Children and adults Horse Rides, Tea/coffee and hot cross buns. Free Ice blocks, water bottles. 

Barbeque fundraiser for lunch, or bring your own. 

Contact thestonestalk@gmail.com for more information.


Wednesday 12th and 19th April

F’Aerial Arts Circus – April School Holiday Classes

Wednesday 12th and 19th April

At the Little River Community Hall

 Week 1: Swing in a sling and climb in the silks! The focus will be our fabric aerial apparatus, with some hula hooping and basic tumbling to warm up! All levels welcome.

 Week 2:  Try the trapeze and lie in a lyra – the focus this week is on our bar apparatus, with some partner balancing to begin. All levels welcome.


* 3.30pm Kids 5-9 years

* 4.30pm Kids 10-16 years

* 6.45pm Adults/Teens

Kids $20 each or $35 if you book into both weeks. Adults $25

This is a great way to have a go before committing to a full term – or for existing students to get some extra air time in the holidays!

Enrol here: www.faerialartscircus.com

Enquiries to: myss.treesagreen@gmail.com / 021 278 1289


Saturday 15th April

Propagation Workshop Gardening Group.

Saturday 15th April at 1pm 

At Geoffs house, 119 Poranui Beach Road, on the corner of Clifton Street. 

Geoff will be running a propagation workshop.  Please bring any type of plant material that you can get and want to propagate and enough to do multiple cuttings. The plant material should be fresh or have been kept in the fridge in a plastic bag and kept wet. Bear in mind the easy stuff like hebes, roses and rhodo cuttings will most likely give a result. He would be keen to do some blackcurrants, if anyone has some plants to get material from, and some Pohutakawa. Please bring an ice cream container, a plastic bag (eg. bread bag size) and a sense of humour. 

All welcome. Geoff phone 021 0232 230


Sunday 25th April

ANZAC Day Commemorations

Sunday 25th April 9.30am

At the Community Hall, Awa Iti Domain

The service will be followed by a procession to the ANZAC memorial where poppies will be placed.


Until 26th April

Little River Gallery ‘Colour and Light’ Exhibition

Until 26th April, 9am-5pm

At the Little River Gallery – Main Road 

This exhibition called ‘Colour and Light’ shows the exquisite work of Philip Beadle.

Click this link: Exhibition Info 


New season starts May 1st

Kaituna Golf Club

New season starts May 1st, subs due soon, come and join.

Social $80 per year, full member $250.

Club day Sunday 12 pm 

Friday Twilight continues through winter. Enjoy the social atmosphere and meet some new people. Queries – please email kaitunagolf@gmail.com or ph 027 4779425 

Little River Trap Library

Every second Sunday of the month 10am-12pm.

Okuti Valley road before the Okuti Hall.

Interested in protecting the wildlife around your property?

They have traps and lures for all sorts of pests and free advice on where to set the traps for maximum success. If you have any questions please contact Rouke Bakker by emailing: littlerivertraplibrary@gmail.com or grbakker@gmail.com


Mondays and Thursdays

Community Walk at Birdling Flat

Every Monday and Thursday at 10am

Meet at the Birdlings Flat Playground

Contact thestonestalk@gmail.com for more information.

Nimble Fingers

Every Monday at 7pm

At Te Mata Hapuku (BF Hall) Birdlings Flat

Nimble Fingers, craft and chat.

Contact thestonestalk@gmail.com for more information.


Every fine Sunday

Farmers Market 

Sundays 9.30am-2pm, weather permitting, in the greenspace behind SiloStay. 

Click here for more info: Little River Farmers Market Facebook page

Table Tennis

Every Tuesday at 6.30pm 

At Te Mata Hapuku, Birdlings Flat

In order to cater for all levels of ability they now have two Table Tennis

sessions on a Tuesday evening.  Less experienced players start at 6.30pm. The session

for better players starts at 7.30pm but come along earlier if you wish. Viv

Contact thestonestalk@gmail.com for more information.



Duck Hunting season opens

First Saturday in May

Please refer to the NZ Fish and Game website for all dates and daily bag limits.  Fish and Game website info.  Use all safety precautions and if you are going out alone, tell a friend where you are going and what time you are due back.


Little River Trap Library

Every second Sunday of the month 10am-12pm.

Okuti Valley road before the Okuti Hall.

Free loan of traps for possums, stoats etc and free advice on where to set the traps for maximum success. 

Contact Rouke Bakker by emailing: littlerivertraplibrary@gmail.com or grbakker@gmail.com



Civil Defense Info

There has been interest in the community about Civil Defense work.

The CDEM unit (Civil Defense) have volunteers and you can register to be a civil defence volunteer here:

Click on this link – https://ccc.govt.nz/…/civil…/volunteer-in-an-emergency/

There are two types of work volunteer teams do:

  1. Response team.
  2. Emergency support team.

Within each team there are both core and specialist skills which are taught formally and maintained during regular meetings, training and exercises. Please contact them directly to find out what is involved.

Photo Credit to Stuff: Timaru Civil Defense crew

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