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Monday 1st July

Little River Wairewa Community Trust Meeting

Monday 1st July at 7.05pm for business and 8pm onwards for general discussion.

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

The whole meeting is open to the public, with the second half of the meeting focusing on community initiatives we are working on and specific projects. Come and visit us.

Email lrwctrust@gmail.com for more information.

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Thursday 4th July

Little River Gallery – ‘EYESPY’ by Ashley Smith

Thursday 4th July until Monday 29th July

At Little River Art Gallery in the village



Until 7th July

New Zealand Garden Bird Survey

Until 7th July.

All the details here: Garden Bird Survey


Saturday 13th July

Bingo at Birdlings

Saturday 13th July at 7pm

At Te Mata Hapuku Community Hall, Birdlings Flat. 

Contact thestonestalk@gmail.com for more information.


Saturday 20th July

Rock n Roll 

Saturdays from 20th of July – 24th August from 4pm-6pm

At the Little River Community Centre

Free Rock’n’roll Lessons

This is for beginners and or refresher/improvers, while a partner is necessary a same sex partner is fine.  Attending all lessons is nice, but not necessary.

Please register before July 7th at this email: littleriverrockers@gmail.com

Rock ‘n’ Roll is friendly, fun and uplifting, come and try it!


Wednesdays from 24th July

F’Aerial Arts Circus School

Wednesdays from 24th July – 25th September – Term 3

At the Little River Community Hall

Kids, Teens, and Adults Circus Classes.  Try the trapeze, climb the silks or swing in a sling!

No experience needed.

*Thanks to the generosity of the Da Latham Sports Trust we have two scholarships available to those for whom cost is a barrier to attending circus classes.

Please get in touch if this is of interest to you – your confidentiality is assured.

Contact details, info and booking form can be found here:


Treesa Green at www.faerialartscircus.com, phone 021 278 1289


Saturday 27th July

Planting Day for Lizard Habitat at Birdlings Flat 

Saturday 27th July, meet at 1pm

Down near the New Brighton Jet Boat Club HQ building near the lake.

The plants were purchased from the Whaitiri/Kamo proceeds donated by Miriama Kamo with

assistance from Regional Parks.  All welcome, bring a spade.

Contact Fiona 0221669523, if the weather is looking doubtful.

Local Phone Book 2024 Edition. 

Little River Phone Book Fundraiser – 2024 edition.

Handy to have.

The phone books are currently for sale at The Craft Station and Junction Coffee. They are $10 each, and the funds are going towards community projects like the funding of an AED for Little River, and community groups in Coronation Library when the renovations are completed.


Wednesday 17th July

Board and Card Games

Wednesday 17th July 7-8.30pm

At Te Mata Hapuku Hall, Birdlings Flat

Games sessions in the evening. Come along and play Scrabble, Tri ominoes, Trivial Pursuit, Cluedo, Five Crowns, Five hundred or any games of your choice. Session runs for about 90 minutes or until the games are over. Contact Viv and Jan from Birdlings for any further info.


Sunday 28th July

Poranui Outdoor Beach Church

Sunday 28th July at 10am 

Meet at the playground in Birdlings Flat

Outdoor church on the Beach – Fiona Waghorn

Contact thestonestalk@gmail.com for more information


Every Friday (school term)

Little River Dance

Every Friday at the Little River Community Hall (school term)

Littlies ballet 3:30pm-4:00pm (ages 3-5)

Kids Groove 4:00pm-5:00pm (ages 5-10)

Dance Creatives 5:00pm- 5:45pm (ages 8+)

Private lessons available upon request 

Contact: Jenny @ jennysobendy.dance@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/jennysobendydance?mibextid=ZbWKwL

Contact Bethany on info@bethanyford.com or 021733378 for more details or to reserve a place. 

Ju Jitsu

Every Thursday from 6.30pm. 

At the Community Hall Western Valley Rd.

New members welcome, come and participate or watch from the sidelines.

Phone Mario for more details, 325 1132.

Little River Inn

Happy Hour is on Thursdays from 4.30-6.30pm.

“Saturday Sessions” where they mix up different live musicians & entertainment EVERY Saturday from 4pm to 7pm.  Check their Facebook page to see who’s playing: https://www.facebook.com/LittleRiverInnNZ/

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.


Little River Food Bank – Need a bit of help? 

For a Food Box phone Fiona Waghorn on 329 0171 or 0221669523 and Heather Williams on 02102603292.  Absolute confidentiality assured. Donations of dry goods can be placed in the box in the foyer of the Little River Service Centre.  

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



Living Streams Nursery

Saturdays 10am-2pm.

Wednesdays 9-3pm. Volunteers Wanted.

They are always in need of 1 litre pots only, and would appreciate any you can drop in to us. They do not use larger pots so please do not leave them. They do also use milk cartons if you have any of those.