We are a Non-profit Incorporated Society working to build a connected, sustainable and thriving community whose needs and aspirations are met in a holistic way.

We are a representative voice of our community working with our Community Boards, Runanga, Christchurch City Council, Environment Canterbury and governmental organisations as we apply for funding and oversee community projects to develop facilities and grow events that contribute to our community’s wellbeing. Our Wairewa community area includes Birdlings Flat, Cooptown, Little River, Okuti, Puaha and the outer Southern Bays.

Our projects include improving water management, walkways, updating and expanding on local facilities such as the playground, historic buildings and supporting pest management and sustainability. We run many events throughout the year to help bring our community together. Look out for our regular events – Seniors/Kaumatua Hui, Neighbourhood Breakfast and school holiday events to name a few! We will be organising many more events, old and new, throughout the year.

Want a voice, a say in your communities development? Come and be part of our group and see what we are all about. We meet on the first Monday of every month at 7:30pm in the Meeting Room at the Little River Service Centre.

Chair – Mario Downes 

Vice Chairman – Vanessa Mitchell

Secretary/Coordinator – Fiona McLean

Treasurer – Craig Roberts

Online Communications Manager – Lyn Leslie

Community Development Advisor – Jane Harrison

TRUSTEES    Mario Downes, Vanessa Mitchell, Donald Matheson, Bonnie Schenkel, Craig Roberts, Alex Lee, Ryan and Lyn Leslie

To contact the Secretary/Coordinator phone 021 245 9349 or email lrwctrust@gmail.com

Little River Wairewa Community Trust
Fiona McLean, Secretary/ Project Coordinator

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