Little River Food Bank 

Need a bit of help? 

Absolutely confidentiality assured. Donations of dry goods can be placed in the box in the foyer of the Little River Service Centre.

For a food box phone

 Fiona Waghorn: 329 0171.

Frozen meals 

Revival Clothing organise a Community Cook up to make and freeze meals that can be given to people who need them. These are delicious and if you know someone who needs some of these please contact Heather.

Heather: 02102603292

Medical Centre   

Not available in Little River. Try Lincoln, Halswell or Akaroa for the closest available clinic. 


Mt Herbert Anglican Parish – St Andrews on Upper Church Road 

We invite you to join us as we meet every Sunday at 5pm.

Various local home groups meet during the week 

See our website : Church website

Contact Paul Williams: 021 0821 1328 or email

St John The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

Mass Services are at 5pm on the first Saturday of the month in the Meeting Room at the Little River Service Centre. 

St Kentigerns Church Kaituna Valley Road, Kaituna.

Services 3rd Sunday in the month at 9am.Weddings, Funerals, baptisms by arrangement. 

Contact Father Shannahan.

Phone: 304 7083

Hall Hire or Meeting spaces

Little River Community Centre, Western Valley Road, by the Fire Brigade 

Banks Peninsula Rugby Club Rooms – Awa Iti Domain

Okuti Valley Hall – Okuti Valley Road

Little River Service Centre Meeting Room – Main Road, Little River 

Te Whare Tapere O Te Mata Hapuku – Birdlings Flat Community Centre 

Community Centre: Te One 0274254312

Club Rooms: Sheryl Stanbury 3251-139

Okuti Hall: Kareena

Service centre: CCC 3251 103

Birdlings Flat: 

Trailer for Hire: Outdoor Games and BBQ

The LRWCT has a games Trailer for hire and is available for Community Groups and Private Functions for a small charge.
The trailer hire fee is $30 with a $20 bond in addition. The bond will be refunded on return of the trailer and contents complete and undamaged.

Email Donald Matheson at or the Secretary Fiona McLean Phone 021 245 9349 Email:

Little River Trap Library 

At Okuti Valley sports and recreation club, Okuti Valley road, Okuti Valley.

Non-profit Library run by local volunteer families.

Borrow live or kill traps for a variety of pest animals to help control pest animals on Banks Peninsula. Traps can be tried for three months after which you are encouraged to buy your own.

Or come for a wealth of advice from experienced trappers. 

Fresh lures and bait and CO2 canisters available for borrowed traps.

Open on the second Sunday of each moth from 10am till noon.

Coordinator: Rouke Bakker
Phone: 021 983 552

Preloved clothes

Revival Clothing takes clean, tidy preloved clothes.

There is a Clothing Bin outside the Little River Garage on the Main Road Little River.

This is sold through Revival Clothing which is open on the first

Tuesdays the Opshop is open from 10.30am-12.30pm and on Thursdays the Opshop is open from 1.30-3.30 pm. They now have a community lunch at 12.30pm on Tuesdays straight after the Opshop session. 

Revival Clothing is at Upper Church Road, Little River.

Contact Fiona 3290 171 

Refuse, rubbish and recycling 

Go to this page for more information


Little River School

Wairewa Runanga and Marae 

The Marae is situated in the Okana Valley on the eastern side of Te Roto o Wairewa just past Little River on the Christchurch-Akaroa highway.

It is home to the hapu of Ngati Irakehu and Ngati Mako.

Wairewa is one of the five Ngai Tahu Papatipu Runanga situated on Horomaka.

Phone 03 377 1513 or

Henrietta 03 325 1919 

MetService Marine
Magnet Bay

Little River Wairewa Community Trust
Sarah Marsh, Trust Manager

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