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About us Editor:

( = un-tone ) Antoon Moonen

7-days contact:

022 673 8006


Andy Belcher Moana Bianchin Candice Whitmore

Front cover photo subject: Intermediate Graduate Class of 2016 Tauranga Waldorf School

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Material content in Bay Waka may be reproduced in part or in whole, provided appropriate credit and attribution is given, including any changes that were made, and you must also distribute your contributions under this same licence. DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this magazine are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Publisher.


OUR BEST KEPT SECRET A most welcome back! So, who knew that there is a Full Primary, State Integrated school in Welcome Bay teaching at intermediate level? Well I did, because my young kids go to the Tauranga Waldorf School, but I know a lot of others don’t know, or are curious about the school. Recently, when I noticed the school was preparing for its annual graduation ceremony but, not being involved, I took the opportunity to find out more. Many thanks to the Tauranga Waldorf school Principal Mary Tait-Jamieson for indulging my inquisitive nature, and allowing me to explore the special character of the school for the benefit of our readers in the city.

a hui with Ngāti Whatua o Orāki from Auckland and Tauinui of Waikato, to discuss investment in the Tauranga area. We should watch this space with interest given the increasing asset bases of these iwi (pg. 43).

Big thanks to Huikākahu Kawe for his time and to Ngāi Te Ahi hapū, for allowing Andy Belcher to take some beautiful photos of their marae at Hairini. We are also most pleased to present together with these images, a small written introduction of their ancestral origins on pages 28-29.

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On the local politics and business front, Tauranga Connect (pg.23-25) is becoming a hive of activity, buzzing with the interest of more and more individuals, groups and organisations sharing and pooling potential ideas around this future transportation space. Speaking of coming together and sharing, what a massive opportunity for Tauranga to have local iwi Ngai Te Rangi hosting

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Last but not least, I want to acknowledge all of our writers, contributors and supporters who engaged over their recent Christmas and New Year holiday period to help deliver the content that we share with you here today. It is a testament to the commitment of our community that even though I received a large number of auto-reply on-holiday email messages, inevitably a real person wrote back by reply.

Thank you for being here. Antoon Moonen , Editor Both optimists and pessimists “contribute to society. The optimist

invents the aeroplane, the pessimist, the parachute.

George Bernard Shaw


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History of Tauranga Waldorf School Tucked away within the city limits, nestling on 16 acres on the outer edges of semi-rural Welcome Bay is an everexpanding school and kindergarten operation turning out to be yet another of the Bay’s best kept secrets. From small beginnings in community halls, to rented accommodation, then the development of a small private kindergarten in Judea known as Rose Ring, to the purchase of the land in 1989 when a group of founders mortgaged their own homes to realise the dream of a Steiner school in Welcome Bay, to the setting up of a school in a decommissioned cowshed in 1992, and subsequently adding further relocatable heritage buildings on site until up to 2011, the growth of the increasingly successful Tauranga Waldorf School, Kindergarten and Nursery is a truly heart-warming local story. (Watch out for an article on the Waldorf rescued heritage buildings in next issue of Bay Waka – Editor).

The cowshed 25 years later is a very modern well-appointed resource room.


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“It is the sort of thing that can only happen when groups of people come together with a dream, and keep at it, even when there is no benefit for them personally”, says Julian Ketel, Chair of the Waldorf Schools Bay of Plenty Trust. “Over my years living in Tauranga, I have come across so many tradies, professional and community people who have donated freely to the development of this organisation. As a trustee, that is quite a mantle to carry, while at the same time it gives a spirit and wairua (soul) to our operation that is very tangible.”

Protecting and maximising the magic of childhood Catering for children from birth to Year 8, the Tauranga Waldorf School operates within the state system as an integrated school while offering an alternative curriculum. “The early founders, and pioneers had a vision of a school where children would learn through hand, heart and head, where the magic of childhood would be protected and maximised. The purchase and ongoing development of this land and operation is a realisation of that dream”, said current principal Mary Tait-Jamieson.

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Just what is a State Integrated School? “New Zealand Integrated Schools, of which there are 350 in NZ, provide an option that sits mid-way between state schools and private schools”, according to Mark Larson, CEO of the Association of Integrated Schools (AIS). These schools come in many different flavours. Some are based on culture, some on faith, and others like Waldorf (founded by Rudolf Steiner) and Montessori are based on educational philosophy and teaching method. There are eight state integrated and two private Waldorf, or Steiner schools, in New Zealand today. It’s important for parents thinking about moving their children to an integrated school to know that these schools are not an escape, but a positive educational choice which statistics show really do make a difference for children. State Integrated Schools are required to be up-front about their special character, their purpose and mission and to make sure that the enrolment process is aligned with these. In this way, everyone is clear about the educational partnership.

Standing room only, early enrolment essential Currently the Tauranga Waldorf School has 200 places for students in years 1-8, as well as 70 early childhood placements. Today there are waiting lists on all classes. Enrolment in the

The school perform a pōwhiri (welcoming ceremony) for the children who have just left Kindy, about to complete one term of Outdoor Education Te Arakura programme (Bush Kindy), before entering Class 1.

early years is based on age and stage. In the primary years, enrolment is determined by the school’s integration agreement, which was designed by the Crown to ensure access for those seeking a Waldorf education.

A willing partnership between parents and school The Tauranga Waldorf School is able to welcome all enrolment enquiries because unlike faith-based State Integrated Schools, eligibility is not

determined by a parents adherence to a particular religion. Instead in Waldorf schools, enrolment eligibility is based on the parent’s willingness to partner the school in providing the curriculum. “The school’s job is to provide the Waldorf learning journey and the parent’s job is to choose it and help deliver it to their children. We have a robust process to help parents decide if this education for ‘hands, heart and head’ is something that inspires them”, explains Principal Mary Tait-Jamieson.


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‘Outdoor Classroom’ at the Tauranga Waldorf School “

Life at the Waldorf Te Arakura programme (Bush Kindy) and the weekly stories, inspire all sorts of play activities including making soup on a fire, cooking sausages and damper, making small boats (all sawed, chiseled, sanded and oiled by the children). Then of course, there’s climbing trees, hiding in the bushes, cuddling piglets and hens; creating the most wonderful mud pit ever; lying around in a shelter finger knitting and chattering; make believe play of knights, princesses and animals and always accompanied with so many squeals of laughter.

Sheryl Jenkins, Associate Principal, Tauranga Waldorf School

Feature “While you weave that willow Siella, I’ll have a word with this sausage", says Kade.

“Lucky we’re not allowed to have cell phones eh?”, “Isn’t that a lake up ahead?”

There are some characteristics about being Kiwi that are core; “Ingenuity”, “Innovation”,“Creative resourcefulness”, “Number 8 wire – thinking outside of the box”. “Collaborative endeavour” and “Entrepreneurial flair” fit in there too. We uphold them as inseparable to the cultural identity we are recognised by globally. They are common sense which is both imaginative and practical: speculative and hands-on.

College Grads Can’t Get Hired”. Read online at:

But is this a cultural myth? To what degree are these values evident in contemporary New Zealand school graduates? Communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration, are cited by business leaders as the areas with the biggest gap in graduate students, as are the life-skills of punctuality, social responsiveness, practical technical competence (as opposed to social –media skills) and a sense of where they are.

I was invited to visit the Tauranga Waldorf School late November 2016, to discuss the development of the ‘Outdoor Classroom’ there. Although I have taught in, or visited most of the Waldorf / Steiner schools in NZ, I was unprepared for the unfettered sense of health and well-being which prevails there. It is whole, balanced; a celebration of childhood and learning, set in beautiful grounds, gardens and buildings: houses of healing.

These characteristics are internationally evident, as reported in the TIME magazine article, “The Real Reason New

Communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration should be the natural outcomes of our children’s

As an educator concerned about this trend and who has taught in and visited many schools in New Zealand, Australia, Europe and Asia, I am alert to the exceptions to this rule.

‘Outdoor Classroom’ as a learning strategy and pedagogical method

education, especially one that prepares them for the 21st Century. Teachers trying to achieve these outcomes, who are increasingly bound to the parameters of a standardized binary focus of the literacies of language and mathematics, have an impossible task ahead of them. It is a tenet of Waldorf education and the prime means of the Outdoor Classroom that there are (at least) three literacies. The literacy of MAKING being the third and, I would argue, the source and the meaningmaker of the others. When we operate complete; hands, heart and head, we discover the foundations of a 21st Century education approach adequate to the task. This is what I see evident at Tauranga Waldorf School. By John Lawry, Educator, Master Craftsman, Auckland I write for this magazine because I value community and creative endeavour.

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Tauranga Waldorf: its performance according to the Education Review Office State integrated primary school Tauranga Waldorf School is a state integrated primary school set on 16 acres of rural land that includes wetlands, native bush, school gardens and an organic farm. The roll of 200 included 36 students who identify as Māori. The school grounds are attractive and well maintained, reflecting community pride and involvement.

Mission Statement

Education Review Office (ERO) Reports In The WHOMP, Issue 2, JAN-MAR 2016 on page 13, we reported, “A trilogy of success in Welcome Bay village schools”, when all three local primary schools, Welcome Bay, Selwyn Ridge and Tauranga Waldorf received equally top ERO reports – a real cause for pride and satisfaction amongst the principals. Great! But what does this mean for the students of the Tauranga Waldorf School?

Multifaceted detailed display of work from Class 6 (Y7) at the 2016 Fair and Open Day.

ERO reports that, “The school’s achievement data over the last two years demonstrated a consistent pattern of achievement at Year 8 when progressions align fully with National Standards”. In 2015, the School exceeded the National Standard national averages for reading, writing and especially maths.

High achievers all round Māori students at Tauranga Waldorf School also exceed the national averages for both Māori and non-Māori students nationally. ERO reported that, “Across the school, Māori are the top achieving cohort group in reading, writing and mathematics”. Furthermore the discrepancy between achievement of national standards by boys and girls seen nationally is not visible in this school with boys and girls achieving comparable rates in reading, writing and mathematics.

Wellbeing is prerequisite for meaningful learning

Auryn demonstrates an aptitude for adding humour into his performance.

According to ERO, “Teachers used highly effective strategies consistent with the school’s special character to engage and challenge students. There is an emphasis on student wellbeing as a prerequisite for meaningful learning. There is also a planned approach to

literacy and mathematical skills through storytelling, visual arts and practical learning”. Teachers provide opportunities for all students to experience success and enjoyment in a wide variety of creative and authentic contexts. There is a clear focus on the spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing of students and an ‘unhurried approach’ to learning. Music, performances and creative arts for all students is an integral part of the programme as well as the inclusion of festivals and celebrations of seasons and events of historical significance.

Students appreciate long-term relationships ERO reported observing, “Positive and reciprocal interactions between teachers and students”. It noted that students appreciated the long-term relationships developed with their teachers and peers over a number of years. Classrooms were described as well-resourced learning environments with an emphasis on natural materials. Students experienced a wide range of opportunities to learn outside the class room, including sporting, cultural, agricultural and horticultural activities. Source: ERO Report, Tauranga Waldorf School, August 2015. Read online:


The school’s mission statement is to practise Rudolf Steiner’s Art of Education to develop students who can stand as free individuals in and for the world; balanced in their feeling; clear, creative and flexible in their thinking, and practical and purposeful in their will. Students are encouraged to find identity, meaning and purpose in life by forming connections with their community, the natural world, and with the spiritual values of gratitude, wonder and reverence.


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Jessye S. (21) Dancer, off to Los Angeles on a dance tour “The stories and schoolwork were together not separate things, it’s an overall picture, not just reading, writing and maths. …You didn’t have to reach a mark, and you didn’t have to stop at ‘the mark’, you could go further than that. I respect things a lot more, especially in regards to the teacher and the learning process, even if you didn’t like or understand what you are learning. ….It’s more out of the box thinking to how others approach education - some people think we were feral (but they) don’t realise that it is learning, even though it is not conventional”.

Rowan S. (21) 3rd year Vet student

“I really loved the stories.. it ga your own morals and virtues – ...You question things around in life especially the little thing appreciation of what is around and where you came from. .. guiding you down paths, not what to do, or be - there wa of measuring up to other peo and respect people more, inc religions. It has affected how the world and how I fit into t me a better understanding at home in my own body. It a respect of what is aroun affects how I interact with


Theo P. (20) and U23, 2016) NZ Rep Canoe Slalom (U18, 2014 Mech. Eng. Student, Auck. Uni.

the thing I loved the most. Being “I think the freedom of Steiner is probably et huts from branches under a free outside to climb trees, create secr m to learn and think in the way bush, but also being free in the classroo g I’m glad I learnt how to that worked for me…Knitting is somethin when I need some sion do and is something I still do occa ally I do it in lectures n whe s look d weir slippers or something. I get more creative and practical at Uni. …I think my way of learning is to Steiner graduates. than a lot of people and this is common r is an ability I think pape The ability to visualise without pen and and something lack rally gene le non-Waldorf educated peop lness promoted by that stems from the creativity and artfu ation.” educ Waldorf

lin University, Germany

Belinda K. (21), Trainee Teacher, Ber

’t say how learning actually happened. It was “As a child, I really loved school. Looking back now, I couldn from a Waldorf school into the state system like the knowledge somehow just appeared. ...Transitioning At Tauranga Girls College I enjoyed the school in year 9 was not as difficult as I had worried it might be. year….After year 13, my reaction to the age-old environment and continued to learn and grow through each to buy a one-way ticket to London and travel Was ”, older? question, “What do you want to be when you are Switzerland, and that was when I realised I around Europe. I worked in Croatia and studied a year in and am studying German language actually wanted to teach. …Today I live in Berlin, Germany with Secondary Education (in matics Mathe in full-time to be able to begin my bachelor’s degree er. summ German) at the University of Berlin this

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Georgie B. (13) Graduating Class of 2016 “For the 13 years I was at the Steiner School I felt like it was my home away from home. ...Our teacher Fran has had a massive positive and personal impact on all of our lives. …This time at Steiner would also never have been so incredible if we didn't have Mary, our fantastic principal! … Another amazing thing about our school is our little farm that the small kids love, and you can always watch their faces light up with delight. I would willingly recommend a Steiner Education to any family, as it is incredible, no words can describe how grateful I am to the school. I feel totally ready for college and future years”


ave a good grounding of – it was really emphasised”. you, and you see the beauty gs and have an d you - nature ..Steiner is more t drowning you in asn’t the pressure ople. You accept cluding different w I see myself in the world. It gave of who I am, I am t has taught me nd me and that others”


Joseph McCormack (18) Dux Papamoa College 2016 “At the Waldorf school I was never top of the class but I had an inquisitive nature which was fostered by the teachers. …Most importantly for me, is that the Waldorf school creates well rounded kids with interests in a diverse range of subjects. At school our main lesson books were marked on being accurate, beautiful, and complete (ABC). …At school I was the boy who loved bugs, especially ants. This fascination was encouraged by the school and my interest in nature only grew and this year I'm heading to Victoria University to study environmental science and ecology and biodiversity. My interests fostered at the Waldorf school not only helped me to succeed at Papamoa college but are still directing me today.”

Sam V. (20), finishing BSc at Otago Uni. “Everyone has different gifts and you were special for who you were, and that wasn’t more special than anyone else. Steiner focuses on the person not the achievement, and this is pretty unique. …Number one thing for me is that it gave me a love of learning and that is invaluable. It gave me a passion for science and a better understanding of things and the beautiful world we live in, and we can apply that to anything if interested in it. …The education develops that passion, beauty and interest in the workings of the world. …You don’t have to conform or reach a bar, I could just enjoy it and this helped me later on. It taught me to respect people and creatures in the world."

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After Waldorf, the learning journey continu

“IT TAKES a village to raise a child”: a phrase often used to describe the journey a child experiences and the various societal factors that influence the child’s development from birth to adulthood. It is an acknowledgement that the adult is a result of the combination of the cumulative experiences and influences they experience throughout this journey to maturity.

emotional roller coaster of adolescence. We focus on the qualities of good men: trusting, loyal, honest, motivated, hardworking, generous, humble, compassionate and respectful.

Keep on learning throughout their lives New enrolments to Tauranga Boys’ College come from many contributing schools including a small number of boys from Tauranga Waldorf School. Boys bring with them a range of skills and abilities and personal attributes, and have varying backgrounds and learning experiences.

Boys into good men


Our vision statement at Tauranga Boys’ College is Best For Boys – Tama Tū, Tama Ora. Here at our special character school, we aim to play our part in the growth and development of ‘boys into good men’ and to support them as they experience the hormonal and

Tauranga Boys’ College recognizes that it is no longer enough for children just to learn more "stuff". The world is changing so fast that there is too

Students with teacher Brent Salmon.

much to know anyway! As well as the knowledge we provide about different subjects, we aim to equip our boys with a toolkit of skills, attitudes and values. We help them to learn how to think for themselves, and to develop the motivation and ability to keep on learning throughout their lives. By Robert Mangan Principal, Tauranga Boys’ College I write for this magazine to share Tauranga Boys' College information with our community.

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IN THE PAST few years Mount Maunganui College has seen a growing number of students from Tauranga Waldorf School attend our school. This increasing interest from parents and students to explore an educational pathway is in many ways a testament to our school character as we believe in the skills and talents, and the ability of students to challenge their potential. Our aim is to equip them for a future where they can make a difference to family, community, society, and to the world, and this charter seems to resonate with Waldorf families.

A co-educational choice Another factor in our growing relationship is the fact that we offer a co-educational environment where students develop a respectful and

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Compatibility between preparation and experiences on offer Tauranga Waldorf School is one of the state integrated schools we draw students from, only a small number, but over time these students have made a significant contribution to our college. Students have joined at both Year Nine and later entry and generally their success has been high, in the classroom and in taking advantage of the wide range of experiences on offer at Tauranga Girls’ College. The data available indicates that this success has its roots in the compatibility between students’ preparation under the Steiner philosophy, emphasising the role of imagination in learning, striving to integrate holistically the intellectual, practical, and artistic development of pupils, and what is special about a Tauranga Girls’ College educational experience.

compassionate response to the needs of all, and where they grow into active learners making a positive contribution to society. In order to achieve these, we at Mount Maunganui College, are actively working to develop a curriculum based on learning experiences where students and staff engage in examining real life issues that excite vision and reinforce research based on their particular spheres of academic interest.

A new beginning… ‘Empowering tomorrow’s women’

The close of a year is a milestone,

The focus at Tauranga Girls’ College is on providing opportunities for developing the whole Tauranga Girls’ College individual, across academic, sporting, cultural and artistic domains, with a strong emphasis on empowerment (our vision statement is ‘empowering tomorrow’s women’) and leadership. Steiner preparation, developing confident, involved and often socially mature student, places them well to seize all opportunities and to contribute to the wider school community.

A dawn has evolved into sunset,

We find it both painful and sweet.

By Pauline Cowens Principal, Tauranga Girls’ College I write for this magazine because it provides a unique way to network and share local stories, issues and perspectives within our community.

A Chapter of life is complete. Its wonders are now only memories, And all of the stories are told. Tomorrows adventures lie waiting, With new saga’s yet to unfold. Although we are glad to move onward, The past is an intricate part. Its memories, like beautiful music, Were strummed on the strings of the heart. By Lilly (13), Graduate Class of 2016, Tauranga Waldorf School


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Update from the Community Why change Centre at Welcome Bay the name to What a great year 2016 has been – another fabulous Family Music Festival, another terrific Family Fun Day, a couple of stimulating Business Breakfasts and a few issues of Tai Whakarara – The WHOMP. Amongst all that, we’ve been out and about in Our Community, having the weekly clinics that bring dozens of people to the Centre every day seeking help, solving their own issues and finding companionship in other members of Our Community.

Bay Waka takes its place The Community Centre (WBCC) would like to congratulate Antoon Moonen of Bay Media on the new publication, the Bay Waka which continues on where The WHOMP left off. One of the WBCC Strategic Themes of Leadership is "Encouraging new, and refining existing community initiatives". We are immensely proud to have been instrumental in the foundation of this community-led venture that stemmed from the Community Centre enabling innovative ideas that benefit the community.

Bay Waka?

The purpose of the Bay Waka remains the same: to keep communities connected through sharing local stories, news and events and profiling locals, local groups and organisations, but the name was changed for the following reasons: •

We have expanded our distribution to a current total of 14,000 copies across the city and district since we started in October 2015. The name WHOMP was originally linked to five suburbs but now is no longer meaningful to all readers, with the 5,000 extra copies distributed throughout public places around the city.

The Māori name given to the magazine originally, by our sadly recently departed close friend, Te Awanuiārangi Black was "Tai Whakarara", in Māori meaning "Sparkling Tides". However, this name was only geographically linked to Rangataua Bay, so if you were from a hapū or marae based elsewhere, the name held no meaning. Awanui mentioned on several occasions, to consider a new name, being more inclusive of all Tauranga Moana hapū and marae. Consequently "Bay Waka" was born with his blessing and full support.

In future, the Centre would like to continue to utilise The WHOMP brand as a communication tool for the Welcome Bay, Hairini, Ohauiti, Maungatapu and Poike communities, although for now, not in a printed magazine format.

Our Community

You will, however, find the precisely same quality of content and material in the new print publication Bay Waka as you have previously enjoyed in The WHOMP.

Night Owl Cinema in Tye Park 2017 brings other new beginnings and for the first time, the Night Owl Cinema is bringing a family event to Tye Park on Saturday 21 January 2017. Starting at 6pm, there will live music, activities, and food stalls, before the movie starts to roll at dusk, and we get to see some of our favourite kiwi characters brought to life in The Hunt for the Wilderpeople!!

Connecting Our Community – January Business Breakfast Our first Business Breakfast gets underway on Friday 27 January at 7am (doors open at 6.45am), with guest speakers Todd Muller MP and Nigel Tutt, CEO of Priority One. We’re collaborating with Small Business Tauranga for this event and you can register at for “Business Connect at Welcome Bay (SBT)”. The beautiful mural we started last year has been completed and we’re hoping to have the grand unveiling in February when school starts so we can celebrate the work of all our artists, school and preschool children who contributed their work, and the support of all the businesses and members of Our Community, such as Welcome Bay Lions, Creative Tauranga, and Tauranga City Council.

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All in all, it looks like 2017 is going to be another busy, engaging and Happy New Year! He mihinui tenei ki a koutou katoa, mo te tau hou.

260 Welcome Bay Road

Phone 544 5383 Regular Sunday Services - 10am

Greetings to you all and a Happy New Year. By the Welcome Bay Community Centre Committee

Business as usual Bay Media Limited is now the new parent body of Bay Waka but will continue to support the Welcome Bay Community Centre deliver their messages and news to their surrounding suburbs in this version of Bay Waka. In the future, we may consider producing local versions of the Bay Waka magazine for other areas but without impacting on this local version that is distributed to the WHOMP suburbs. If this is something that you are interested in encouraging; to bring Bay Waka to Papamoa, Bethlehem, Otumoetai, or Te Puna letterboxes, by all means, pick up the phone and call 022 673 8006, or email:, to help expand on these ideas and possibilities!

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Farewell our friend Te Awanuiāarangi For many of us 2016 will be tinged with huge sadness as we think of the life and work of a mighty Totara in our community. Awanui Black was that Totara and we remember his life with that strange mixture of extreme sadness, gratitude and joy associated with grief. We grieve for a life cut short. We grieve because someone we loved and admired, whose influence we felt in our lives and in the lives of those around us, is no longer physically here. Those things are so hard to work through. Yet, paradoxically, we also feel huge gratitude for Awanui’s life and its influence on both Māori and non-Māori people of this place – indeed of New Zealand.

By Rev’d Wendy Showan, NZ Police Chaplain I write for this magazine because I feel an affinity for its aim of building community, fostering togetherness and imparting information.

Awanui (Awa) Black, c. 1968 - 2016.

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When he died, Awanui was engaged in a myriad of projects – probably more than we will ever know. His gift is the baton he passed on to us and when we continue to embrace his dream, his passion, his drive – then surely that will give purpose to his life and show love and respect to his honour and to that of his wife Ani and her whanau.


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Welcome Aboard the Mobile Library The Tauranga mobile library visits locations throughout the city six-daysa-week. You’ll find us near shopping centres, on residential estates, by

primary schools and at several retirement homes. We’re at Welcome Bay every week and Maungatapu shops every fortnight.

You can check out the full timetable details on the library web site at:

Love reading? Love your library? Join 'Friends of the Libraries' Our Community

Friends of the Tauranga City Libraries is a group for all people interested in books, libraries, life and literacy. We lobbied strongly for the new Papamoa Library and more recently for the new Greerton Library and retention of the Mobile Library. Grants

and money raised through our activities go to support library activities such as the Children's Summer Reading Programmes. We have monthly book clubs at Mt Maunganui and Papamoa Libraries, a general

meeting with a speaker at the Central Library, and a chat group at Greerton Library. We are in recess during January and will resume in February. We're a friendly group, there's plenty of lively discussion and we'd love to have you along.

Family Weekend activity that Won’t bloW your budget?

Visit: or contact Betty 542 4322 or Pam 571 2566 By Betty Hawker I write for this magazine because it provides so much valuable community information in an attractive format.


children’s and adult library cards are now Free at all tauranga city libraries.

Your local librarY at PaPamoa Palm beach or Greerton VillaGe noW oPen SaturdaY and SundaY 9:30am - 4:00Pm

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Happy New Year and welcome to 2017 The resignation of John Key was a total surprise, not only for the country but for our National Caucus too. A personal decision he made in private with his family. Yes, I am sad to see him go – but I’m pleased he’s leaving on his own terms and bowing out gracefully knowing he has given all he has to give. I have no doubt that his intelligence, optimism and integrity as both Prime Minister and Leader of the National Party will see him judged kindly by history as one of New Zealand’s greatest leaders. He had an ability to speak to every day New Zealanders in the language of their lives and to forge a real connection with those he encountered. He is a larger than life personality – but the strength and stability of our

Library hopping In the last issue, I told you about ‘Alternative ID’ that allows you to borrow books from the library through the self-help kiosks without your library card; which is really handy when you share one card in the family between you. Talk to one of the staff to create your own Alternative ID. This time, I want to tell you about a fun game called “library hopping”. In this game, the idea is to borrow books from one branch and return them to another. The trick is to visit each one of the five libraries: Tauranga; Greerton; Papamoa; Mount and the Mobile Library, borrow books and return them to a different library from whence they were borrowed. Apart from the pure pleasure of checking out our awesome library network, there is that added enjoyment of sending books on joyrides around the city – and you also have fun requesting a book from any library to be held for you at any other library – for the small charge of $1.00, or 50 cents for children’s books. Get into it Tauranga! By Antoon Moonen

government has never been built on personality. It has been built on delivering meaningful results for kiwis. National has a new leadership team in Bill English and Paula Bennett, and while John Key will be a hard act to follow I have every confidence that this is the team to do it. Our country is in great shape. We have a strong, growing economy and our public finances are in good health thanks to the tough choices and decisions made by this government over the years. There are more jobs, lower unemployment and higher incomes. That isn’t just a line from a campaign speech but a fact backed up by figures. Treasury's latest forecasts predict unemployment will drop to 4.3 per cent by 2020/21, with over 150,000 additional jobs created and average wages increasing by $7,500 to $66,000 per annum. We are forecast to be $473 million in

surplus this year rapidly increasing to $8.5 billion over the same period. By Todd Muller MP for the Bay of Plenty I write for this magazine because it's a privilege to be amongst the many local voices given such a well-read community platform.

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The WHOMP has been refreshed, rejuvenated and rebranded in time for this edition, and so too has our Government. The substance of both remains the same.


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Making new friends on a Saturday Produce Swapping Group Tauranga (grown out of their own back yards) recently visited the Good Neighbour Community Garden Welcome Bay, on the Saturday of the Advent Craft Workshop. The idea with produce swapping, is that one brings along an offering, and then you can take away all sorts of seedlings, produce and homemade treats. Everyone leaves feeling lucky. If you’re at all interested in organic food, growing your own, learning how to be a bit more sustainable, or just meeting and connecting with like-minded local people, then Produce Swapping or Community Gardening could be for you.

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On this past Saturday, everyone tried their hand at constructing and weaving obelisk plant supports, outdoor cane baubles, willow wreaths, chain garlands and headdresses while sitting and making new friends, together under the cool of a big friendly tree. For more information, or to be kept informed about upcoming Garden

How to win friends and influence people – Everyone came with something for somebody. Even Reilly (9) brought his young Cape Gooseberry plants to share.

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New event Greerton Village Vintage & Retro Fayre Here in Greerton Village, we are pretty well known for our events such as Cherry Blossom Festival, IlluminART, Yarn Bombing our village and our Christmas show and now we look forward to bringing a brand-new event to Greerton Village in the form of “Greerton Village Vintage & Retro

Sunrise Festival 2017 postponed Welcome Bay Family Music Festival was renamed "Sunrise Festival" to help create that feeling of city destination event! After a great deal of effort and unequivocal support offered by Round Table Tauranga and also Bonnie Ohlson from Watchmen Security, in the end due to all our really busy lives and with the funding approved only in the week before Christmas, we missed the marketing and promotion window one month prior to Christmas that we had previously identified as crucial for sustainable success. We are now in discussions with our funders to see if they will maintain their support for the 2018 event instead. Should this support be secured, particularly with the good folk at Round Table Tauranga, we will have the capacity to move forward with our early planning for the 2018 event and work to ensure the self-sustainability of the event ongoing after that. Notwithstanding that, we know our community is fully behind this event and we thank you all for your letters of support. We’ll let you know directly any news. Maybe we could ask Phil Rudd to come and bring his band? If our local boy can't come, maybe we can drag Dave Dobbyn down to Tye Park? Someone get to these boys my number, 022 673 8006. By Antoon Moonen

Fayre”. This exciting new event will take place on Saturday 11 March from 10 – 2pm in Chadwick Road and Greerton Village school grounds.

Bring along your own classic car to display

fund-raising efforts. All enquiries to Sally at or phone 571 6347. By Sally Benning, Manager Greerton Village Community Assn.


BOP Vintage Car Club will be here in force displaying their beautiful cars and we are keen to hear from anyone with classic cars that would like to come along and display. There will be street entertainers throughout the village, musicians playing retro/vintage style music on the Rotunda in the school grounds, slides and activities for kids, a Best Dressed Lady and Gentleman – to Vintage/Retro theme with prizes for winners and maybe even a Fashion Show and High Tea.


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What’s on in Ohauiti Settlers Hall? Welcome to the hub of our rural community up in the beautiful Ohauiti Hills, managed by a committee of volunteers and funded by local ratepayers and fundraising events. Hall hire available, caterers will love our almost complete kitchen upgrade.

Facebook Also check-out Ohauiti Settlers on Facebook, “LIKE” our page and you’ll get sent updates of events and happenings.

Monthly timetable is pretty reliable but subject to change.

Weekly & Monthly Timetable


Monday 6pm - Zumba classes $5pp. Goes to Mental Health Foundation Phone Barb, 544 9224

We can accommodate your special interest group and it’s a great venue for Weddings, parties or to get together.

2nd Tuesday afternoon - The Ladies Social Circle meets once a month Contact Jill Newall, 544 1860

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We love our community! Events at The Hall are a great way to get to know your neighbours and find out what’s happening in the area. We look forward to meeting you there. For more information, availability and hire costs. Phone Ele on 0800 042 848 By Shirley Wells I write for this magazine because I like to keep in touch with local happenings.

Wednesday evenings - Indoor Bowls team are in residence during winter Thursday 9am - Walking group Phone 027 2867 7398 for more info. Thursday 11am - Tai Chi Ci Queng $1 per person, run by Eric, ph 577 0473 3rd Friday 5pm - The Monthly Produce and Craft Market except St. Patrick's Day (Friday, 17 March 2017) To run your own stall, call Sue Frieswyk, 027 286 7739 1st Friday 5.30pm - 7.30pm - Happy Hour Every month in Summer BYO liquid refreshment Buy a delicious burger or sausage for tea

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Enjoy our 6-hour Local Tasting Tour! Charter us for a special occasion to a venue of your choice! Door-to-door transport.

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Oropi Hall and Community Centre’s outstanding successes Since first opening in October 2016, November and December recorded 2,200 people using the Oropi Hall & Community Centre for a variety of activities. Regular users such as the local playgroup, Taekwondo and the monthly ‘happy hour’ contributed to this number along with fundraisers, end of year functions and funerals. Everyone has appreciated the spacious, light filled modern new facilities enhanced with a large outside deck area – a great summer asset. An additional plus is the large new car park. One event that was very well attended and will become an annual fixture was the Christmas dinner organised by the hall committee. Tickets sold out very quickly and everyone who attended enjoyed a delicious dinner prepared by a local chef.

‘Country Hoe Down’ – book today Mark on your calendar March 11th 2017 – this is the date the Tauranga Country Music club will be playing at the hall for our Country Hoe Down. Tickets available in February – check the web page for details www.

Make use of the facilities Anyone can hire the hall, the separate meeting room or the entire venue at very moderate rates. Day time hire rates range from $75 to $300 for the whole venue or $50 - $200 for just the hall and kitchen. The lower rates are for ‘not for profit’ groups and these rates do not include weddings or parties. We have very competitive rates for weddings and larger private functions ranging from $1000 to $2500 depending on the length of hire and the parts of the hall required. These prices include tables, chairs, table cloths, quality cutlery, crockery and glassware. For bookings and more specific information about hire rates phone Clare on 0800 146 767 or email

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City & District Councillors corner

Does Tauranga need a collective vision?

Working with our communities

In October this year I was privileged to again be chosen as Deputy Mayor for Tauranga City. This is a responsibility I take very seriously. I am proud of the achievements of the 2013-2016 council but the new council has an even better ‘vibe’ to it. I am confident we will work in an open and collegial manner to guide Tauranga to a bright future.

I think it’s great that Editor Antoon Moonen has taken the initiative to publish this community newspaper as it is no easy task in our competitive social media environment to find fresh ways of reaching an audience.

But - what does that future look like? Is there such a thing as a ‘unifying collective vision’ that we can all buy into and make every effort to bring about?

A year on from its launch and WHOMP has changed its banner to Bay Waka and is gathering speed and popularity.

In looking to our two largest cities for inspiration we find the following:

We live in a great District. We have good people doing great things in each of our communities and as an elected representative for the Western Bay it is my role to keep a listening ear on what our people are telling us.

Auckland: “The World’s Most Liveable City” Wellington: “A Global Smart City by 2040”


Whilst Auckland has two lovely harbours, a revitalised CBD/ waterfront, and a strong arts and culture community, it is plagued with roading congestion and sky-rocketing house prices which makes it far from ‘liveable’ for most people. Wellington as our capital city, enjoys the benefits of being home to our central government. It has a very funky dynamic and I always enjoy its cafes and restaurants whenever I visit. However, Wellington has significant earthquake risks, a vulnerable roading network and its famed inclement weather. My personal vision for Tauranga is too wordy to be a slogan but it is this: “New Zealand’s Most Sustainable and Desirable City for Raising a Family, Building a Business or Career, and Enjoying Life.” As our new council grapples with our vision for Tauranga I would love to know what your vision is for our amazing city. Please email me at By Deputy Mayor Kelvin Clout Tauranga City Council I write for Bay Waka to express my love for Tauranga and seek community feedback on our shared vision

Today’s local government has to be more proactive, more flexible and totally transparent. As a newly elected team with Mayor Garry Webber we are certainly looking forward to working with our communities over the next three years. I would recommend locals and visitors take time to explore TECT All Terrain Park in upper Pyes Pa during the holidays. The park has plenty of trails for walking, running, cycling and horse riding. There’s the Adrenalin Forest tree canopy climbing experience – and there’s a large, fully enclosed area for dogs to run free and explore the wilderness. Hope you are having a safe and happy holiday season. By Deputy Mayor Mike Williams Western Bay of Plenty District Council I write for Bay Waka because it is a great vehicle to spread news to many neighbourhoods in the Western Bay and Tauranga areas.

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Regional Councillors corner

Cars, Buses Safe or Bikes? Travel

This is a backwards step – hopefully it Safer Journeys is not too late to reverse this proposal.

I write for this magazine On a more positive note – I hope you as it is a all had happy, safe and restful festive great way season and holiday break. to connect with the y By Cr. Jane Nees, BOP Regional Council mar pri ing “Encourag e or school children to walk, bik community.

How can you become part of the solution? Bay of Plenty Regional Transport Committee The answer lies with you!

y scooter to school brings man e mor e y’r the ns mea It benefits. physically active which brings significant health benefits.”

There is a lot of planning happening to address this. As the Bay of Plenty Our bodies are made for movement and children Getting to school under your own ‘steam’ Regional Transport Committee are happiest when they’re physically active. Our starts can be a great social opportunity to catch up as their parents and is to ensure with friends. It also encourages children to be the role preparation forcaregivers its next Regional we providePlan, protectedthe and attractive environments Transport Regional Council more is independent while at the same time so children can be themselves and safely explore nurturing a level of freedom. developing a 10-year Tauranga Public their surroundings. One alternative to driving kids Transport and City to school forBlueprint parents is to walk, bikeTauranga or scooter Council working on the 30-year with theiris children, at least occasionally. This gives Phil Shoemack parents andTauranga their children some time being active integrated Transport Business MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH and exploring new things together. Case.

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Population growth, economic growth, job creation and housing development in the Western Bay of Plenty has been gaining steam in the last four years. We are all seeing the results as we sit in our cars in long lines of traffic. Not surprisingly, Regional Council transport planners report that morning peak time traffic congestion has been growing at 18% per year since 2013.

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Safe connected cycleways a must friendly form An environmentally of transport to and

Overseas, in many busy cities,from bikes schoolare a key transport mode. To enable this Children arrive at school fresh and in the western Bay, we need safe and ready to learn connected cycleways separated from Supported with fun incentive busy traffic streams. A case in point is the outcry from cyclists about theresources proposed closure of the BayfairReduced pedestrian travel cost underpass as part of construction of the Bayfair to Baypark link upgrade.

1. Pre-plan • Check out your safest route • Identify safe crossings • Check bike, scooter, skateboard

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Join a walking school bus Walk with a friend Scooter/skateboard to school Drop the kids off away from school and walk/ scooter/skateboard the rest

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4. Kids Can Ride • Year 5/6 students take part in Kids Can Ride cycle safety programme • Kids Can Ride students cycle with a friend • Younger students cycle with an adult

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However, a fundamental shift in the Healthier more active children way we get around will be necessary in the future because we can’t keep Increased independence for children building more and more roads. The 2013 census reported Safer 87%andofcloser trips to communities work in Tauranga are made by a person Opportunities children to driving a car, versus 1.3% using for public with the road environment transport, versus 2.8%interact riding a bike. We in a safe and active way TO WALK, need to turnCYCLE, around these statistics by SCOOTER OR JOIN chaos and traffic making it easy and moreReduced convenient to congestion around school gates A KIDS ON FEET hop WALKING on a bus, or to cycle to work so BUS Providing companionship that it is more attractive to do this thanand fun for both parents to sit in our cars. and children


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ISSUE 1 • SUMMER 2016/17

Welcome to a snapshot of Western Bay of Plenty District Council news – we look forward to sharing what we do with Bay Waka readers.



Katikati and Maketu have received $10,000 each to help young people learn emergency management skills. This is the second consecutive year our Council has successfully applied for funding to deliver the Youth in Emergency Services (YES) programme. YES fosters the relationship between youth and the volunteer emergency services to build young people’s knowledge and skills. It also provides a boost for communities where it is difficult to attract emergency services volunteers. Up to 15 young people aged between 16 and 20 are brought into the programme to work with the Fire Service, Red Cross, Coastguard, St John and Civil Defence Emergency Management teams.

District fact

Our District stretches from Bowentown to Otamarakau, covering 212,000 hectares of coastal, rural and urban areas and includes Matakana Island.

NEED HELP TO PAY YOUR RATES? We recognise some people face difficulties paying their rates bill. We do our best to help you with your payments. If you are struggling, please read on - you may be eligible for one of our rates schemes. We have 10 Rates Remission and Postponement policies that may be able to help you pay your rates. You may wish to contact our rates staff directly with any queries about eligibility or your making an application. Or simply hop onto our website where all the details are available.

PROPERTY VALUES ON THE RISE Western Bay’s buoyant economy and development growth has reflected in increased property values across all sectors of the District. Horticultural, pastoral, dairying, lifestyle and residential properties have all risen in value, however the range in values varies across separate communities. Western Bay ratepayers have received their new valuations which take effect from 1 July 2017. Anyone who does not agree with their valuation is welcome to lodge an objection up until 27 January 2017. Objection forms are available from Western Bay of Plenty Council offices and on Council’s website

POOL FENCING RULES ARE CHANGING Swimming and spa pool owners in Western Bay face changes to pool fencing requirements in the New Year. From 1 January 2017 Council will be monitoring approximately 1300 pools in the District for compliance. Initially we will have an awareness and education programme to inform pool owners of their responsibilities under the Act. We encourage pool owners to contact Council so that information can be sent to them. Visit us on or phone 07 571 8008.

ALFIE’S WANDER DOGS WALKS ARE SO POPULAR! One of our newest programmes is the Wander Dog Club – hosted by our Office Dog of the Year Alfie and organised by our Animal Services team. We have been thrilled with the response to our dog Summer Walk Series. So far we have hosted walks at the Te Puna Quarry Park, Puketoki Reserve in Whakamarama and Te Puke’s Jubilee Park. Our next walk is on 4 February 2017 at Anzac Bay carpark, Bowentown – we meet at 10am. On 15 February there’s an evening walk in Katikati, meet at the Haiku Reserve carpark at 7pm. Check out the Wander Dog Walk Series on our website under Animal Services.

Please remember if you have a problem, query, complaint or compliment about anything to do with Council and its service, please contact our customer services team.

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Who is Tauranga Connect? We all are!

“What this city needs at all times is Vision and Leadership”, said Mark, having recently polled nearly 10,000 votes ‘At Large’ from a standing start in the local elections for TCC.

What is our legacy to the city? “If you look back at the forefathers of this city

100-years ago, they built a hydro-electric power station, drilled a tunnel under the Kaimai's, reclaimed land, and built waste-water and freshwater supply networks that we still rely on today; but, we give little consideration to it. Those people were master-planners” says Mark.

standard that allow all school children to ride safely to school as a given. In decades from now, they should take it for granted, but where did it begin? Who built it? Who realised it and what year was it, the vision actually sunk in?”

“In 2017, we live in an ever-expanding city, where Active Transportation network solutions need to be the legacy we leave for the future inhabitants of this city. For example, we should arrange a cycle network of international quality and

Certainly the Tauranga cyclists of 2017, including the groups who have joined in with Tauranga Connect, do care and understand that “door-slammers” may be making decisions about our roading-networks with barely a thought to future generations and the need for safe and separate ways for bicycles to ride from Welcome Bay to Mount Maunganui.

Our cyclists are waking us up

"After all", says Mark, “The proposed Bayfair overpass was initially designed without any consideration to keeping the existing safe and separate pedestrian and cycling underpass that currently provides vital connectivity between Owens Place and Bayfair, and which already doesn’t even impact with the roads and traffic”.

Bring your local knowledge to bear Mark has developed a highly interactive concept called 'Tauranga Connect' and through talking to locals and interest groups, he is drawing out local knowledge and applying it to his designs. As local people, we know what is needed in our suburbs and Mark is writing it down for us. Don’t hesitate to get behind the thought leadership of Mark Wassung and his team, and share your ideas for including the long-term transportation needs to ensure the city’s smooth running in decades from now. Think ahead today and add value to tomorrow. NZ First MP Clayton Mitchel and Urban Designer Mark Wassung snapped midstride in Tauranga city, all fired-up about Tauranga Connect.

Write your ideas directly to:

“To further the concept of cycle/walking trails that are linked, we would need to form a voluntary group to plan and advise.” Mayor Greg Brownless

“I am passionate about this growing form of active transport, commuting, recreation and tourism.” Deputy Mayor Kelvin Clout

“I ride to work from time to time.” Cr. Max Mason

“Of course, I would support the completion of the [cycle] trail if it will bring tourists in to the city.” Cr. Larry Baldock

“We’re building Te Okuoa Drive right down to where the cycleway ends/begins.” Cr. Steve Morris

“A connected cycling trail where safety is paramount. We can’t build them all overnight but are increasing the connections year by year.” Cr. Catherine Stewart


Since the recent local body elections, we seem to be noticing ‘Tauranga Connect’ more and more here and there (see next pages 24-25). We spoke with Urban Designer and Architect Mark Wassung about his concepts.


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Maungatapu underpass This year the project will meet a number of key construction milestones. Your continued patience during 2017 will be very much appreciated as progress is made. Welcome Bay Road taking shape

Kaitemako culvert

Maungatapu roundabout completion

Of the 150,000 cubic metres of material needed to help form the new Welcome Bay Road the final 30,000 cubic metres will have been imported and placed by mid 2017.

The next six months will see the team finish constructing the Kaitemako culvert and the Kaitemako stream redirected to flow under Welcome Bay Road.

The Maungatapu underpass will be a new two lane road underneath the Maungatapu roundabout. Two bridges help form the underpass. The first bridge was completed in September 2016 and the second bridge will be finished by mid 2017, followed by the reinstatement of the roundabout.


Roundabout traffic switched to allow construction of the second bridge.

Construction of the second bridge, overlooking the new Welcome Bay Road site.

Maungatapu School murals on display in the container bridge that crosses the Kaitemako stream (behind the old Scout Hall).

Aerial view of the Kaitemako stream diversion.

Concrete and reinforcing for the new Kaitemako culvert.

The new Welcome Bay Road taking shape.

One of the beautiful Maungatapu School murals on display in the container bridge.

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Welcome to the CUSS’y scheme

(Community Undertaking Survival Sustainability)

Now is a good time to consider how New Zealand would cope with a very worst case scenario, that is, if the rest of the world became totally dysfunctional and uncommunicative, could we survive? It is a situation that is not likely to happen but nevertheless we should be prepared for in the same way we are for an earthquake and tsunami.

Time to take inventory When planning for such an event the starting point has to be the matrix of population to support and size of the country and its ability to grow food. In the case of New Zealand we are well placed in this regard, having a relatively low population and good agricultural capacity to feed people. A few less cows in Canterbury and land reverted to the growing of grains is relatively straightforward. We are also well placed with our electricity generating capacity and the possibility of being 100% renewable in a few years; but that still leaves the question of our dependence on fossil fuels for transport needs and our

capability certainly needs to be planned for carefully. Steel production? For our basic needs the combination of the mill at Glenbrook utilising local iron sands should be adequate.

What can we live without? All that is imported to New Zealand will disappear overnight, which will certainly hit shopping malls and retailers hard, but in the opinion of some people that is probably a good thing, especially when Christmas present time rolls around. But on the other hand the loss of imported pharmaceuticals would be a cause for concern, and the impact of the loss of ready-to-go vehicles could cause some head scratching for a while.

At first sight it is probably a fair assertion that New Zealand is better placed than most countries to survive a cataclysmic global disaster – perhaps politicians and governmental departments have given the idea some thought already. Perhaps not. But as a first step the government must conduct a full audit of all our resources and construct for us a national Plan B; anything else is an abdication of their duty to the people of Godzone. By Philip Hickling I write for this magazine because people I know always read it from cover to cover.

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2016 was by general consensus a difficult year and there is some trepidation what 2017 may bring; what with Brexit, the US elections and other apparently unexpected political events globally, or in democracies at least, we live in interesting and challenging times.


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Our Hairini Marae

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The origins of Ngāti Ranginui iwi of Tauranga Moana The Takitimu waka (canoe) sailed from Hawaiki, commanded by Tamatea Arikinui who arrived at the base of Mauao in around the year 1350. This estimated arrival time is roughly based on there being 25 years between generations. Significantly, the commander Tamatea Arikinui went ashore to give thanks for a safe landfall after a long ocean journey. Tamatea Arikinui and his people climbed to the summit of Mauao and performed the ancient ceremony of implanting the mauri, the spirit or life force of his people, claiming their mana over this new land. The beautiful karakia (prayer) that was chanted on the summit of Mauao can be read online in Māori and English at: www. (1)

Tamatea Arikinui renames to Tamateapōkaiwhenua

Depiction of the Māori Creation Story being the separation by Tane of Rangi the sky father and Papatūānuku the earth mother.

After settling some of his people in Tauranga, Tamatea Arikinui sailed Takitimu around Aotearoa and also travelled widely over the land. When he met up with Turi of the Aotea waka in Taranaki, he told him of his travels, Turi remarked, “You will no longer be called Tamatea Arikinui,

from now on, you will be known as Tamateapōkaiwhenua”. Tamateapōkaiwhenua is the name bestowed upon the meeting house that stands proudly on the Ngai Tamarawaho marae at Judea, alongside his two wives and sisters Ihuparapara and Iwipūpū, whose names adorn the twin entrances of the dining hall (wharekai). (2)

Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāti Kahungunu were born Tamateapōkaiwhenua and Ihuparapara were the parents of Ranginui who is the founding ancestor of Ngāti Ranginui iwi of which Ngāi Te Ahi of Hairini marae is hapū. There are eight hapū and ten marae belonging to Ngāti Ranginui iwi. Ranginui in turn had two wives, Urutomo and Kurapori and from their union formed the many branches of Ngāti Ranginui. The name of Urutomo also adorns the Hairini marae wharekai (dining hall). The ancestry of Tamateapōkaiwhenua and Iwipūpū, continued through their son Kahungunu who eventually settled in in Gisborne area, then went to Mahia where he married Rongomaiwahine. He became the ancestor of the Ngāti Kahungunu iwi whose lands covered the whole of the Hawkes Bay-Wairarapa district.

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The Hairini marae meeting house Ranginui The Ngāi Te Ahi marae was originally based in Poike but in the 1900’s that meeting house was gifted to whanau based out of Ngongotaha in Rotorua, and instead a new meeting house was built on the current Hairini site.

A gift to our future generations "Our grandparents and parents responsible for the building project were committed to paying cash throughout the project. When Ranginui whare whakairo (carved house) was finally opened, us their children and grandchildren, inherited a treasure that was unencumbered with any financial debt", told Huikākahu Kawe, one of the kaumātua of Ngāi Te Ahi. He continued, "It is our responsibility and obligation to ensure that we will always see Ranginui as a treasure and care for it accordingly so it will contribute to our grandchildren’s children's cultural identity – shaped and fashioned by the history and stories embodied within its entirety."

Ranganui opening ceremony On Saturday, 6 March 1965, in a predawn traditional tapu lifting ceremony conducted under the mana of the Māori King Korokī, endorsed on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, by His Excellency Sir Bernard Fergusson declared open “Ranginui” to all present. It was a very formal occasion attended by Bishop of Aotearoa (Rt. Rev. W.N. Panapa), various esteemed Māori Elders, His Worship the Mayor of Tauranga (Mr. D. S. Mitchell), Member of Parliament for Tauranga (Mr. G. Walsh), and Member of Parliament for Eastern Māori (Mr. S. Watene).

Documenting the symbolism of Ranginui At the 40th anniversary in 2005, complier and researcher Huikākahu Kawe with a team of dedicated editors and translators, published a 90-page photographic journal also telling the stories relating to the symbolism of the

Looking to the south-east over the Hairini Marae and the wharenui - Ranginui. (3)

Ranginui whare whakairo, its carved pillars and other artwork. This book has also been helpful in writing this article here in Bay Waka today. Our sincere thanks to Huikākahu Kawe for his direct input and granting permission to publish this Ngāi Te Ahi kōrero, together with these photographs of the Hairini Marae.

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Tragedy struck in 1935 and the Hairini marae meeting house was burned to the ground. It took 30 long years to raise the necessary funds to rebuild. Finances were raised through sports day’s, euchre tournaments, bring and buys, and donations including from the families entitled to royalties from cutting rights, through the sale of timber from lands taken away from the hapū, by way of the Public Works Act. This land was taken by the Tauranga Borough Council for the purposes of a watershed for Town Water Supply.

References: (1) (2) Book: He Purapura Ruia – Ranginui Whare Whakairo, Te Runanga o Ngāiteahi, Ahuru Press (3) Photographer: Andy Belcher, pg. 18.

Ko Mauao te Maunga

Mauao is the Mountain Ko Te Awanui te Moana Te Awanui is our sea Ko Takitimu te Waka

Takitimu is the ancestral Canoe Ko Tamatea Arikinui te Tangata

Tamatea Arikinui is our Ancestor Ko Ngāti Ranginui te Iwi

Ngāti Ranginui is our Iwi Memorial flagstaff to the siege of Whakapaukarakia in Ōropi. (3)


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Migrants helping migrants

“I’m an Indian, not a Chief” A dairy farmer turned kiwifruit orchardist, Colin Capill from Welcome Bay has been with Multicultural Tauranga since 2005. He volunteers as a committee member, was vice president for one term, and is a key figure on the Multicultural Festival sub-committee.

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“I do a bit of this and a bit of that”, is his own modest role description. With his ute he shifts bulky items. Together with his wife, Pat, he puts up and takes down festival street signs. He sets up stalls and gazebos the day before the festival, then dismantles them again afterwards. “I’m an Indian, not a chief”, is Colin’s motto. But effectively he has become site manager, drawing up the site plan for every festival, positioning stalls, trying to fit in everybody and accommodate their wishes. He also lends a hand whenever needed during the year. Colin and his wife are born and bred New Zealanders therefore his affinity to migrants isn’t immediately obvious. The link is his time as a kiwifruit orchardist: “We had lots of migrant workers”, explains Colin, “Our first orchard contractor used Bangladeshis for pruning and canopy work, some of whom I still keep in contact with back in Bangladesh. A change in contractor saw Indians being used. And for several years backpackers did the fruit picking.” This way Colin was constantly exposed

to different cultures and became interested in them. Colin is also known for bringing cartons of whatever is in season to the Multicultural Centre: chocos, plums, grapefruit and feijoas. He shares and gives back in many ways. By Margarete Kraemer I write for this publication because migrant matters - matter, and they deserve positive press. Contact Multicultural Tauranga at, phone (07) 571 6419, email

Colin Capill’s practical skills are highly appreciated at Multicultural Tauranga, as are his crops, which he freely shares.

120 Days at Astrolabe

by Kevin Judkins

120 Days at Astrolabe The Rena, the reef & the go canopus Upon the five-year anniversary of the Rena grounding, Captain Kevin Judkins, who was involved in the salvage operation, has published in a beautiful book format, the transcripts of his personal logs, and he has liberally interlaced these with previously unpublished sequential photographs to enhance the reader’s appreciation of the events described. John Julian, author of “Black Tide” states, “This is a first-hand record of events that took place on and around Astrolabe Reef, as the Rena broke up and the salvage turned into a wreck removal. It is a uniquely well-informed and illustrated book, penned by that rare breed of writer; a man of action who is also a man of letters. Captain Judkins writes with unparalleled authority about the wreck of the Rena because he was there. Furthermore, the insider’s perspective he provides on shipboard life is attractive and captivating, as is his ability to describe complicated salvage procedures, in terms that can be grasped by laymen and seafarers alike.” To find out more, you can pop into Old Grumpy’s Gallery at 276 Maunganui Road, or Facebook: 120 Days at Astrolabe Reef - The story of the Rena Salvage by Kevin Judkins.

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Mum, doesn’t milk come from the supermarket?

From cow, to milk, to cream, to butter Children can take their turn to milk Janey and Amber, the two jersey cows, while inside Kevin prepares the milk to separate out cream which the children then turn into butter. Everything is explained and experienced first-hand.

Adventure everywhere There are eggs being laid to be seen, while close-by across the paddock two horses Beamer and Indy love to nibble on a piece of carrot or apple from a child’s flat hand. Morning tea and lunch are picnics in the hay barn


where children love to save scraps of food for the three eager kune-kune pigs Blossom, Toi-toi and Pepper.

‘The Good Life’ is back Kevin and Jane offer morning sessions to all early childhood centres, playgroups, kindergartens, and schools. Holiday Education Programmes and After School Education Programmes are popular too.

What is it like to milk the cow? Calf tail symmetry in motion

For adults, there are classes in nutrition with a series of workshops, ‘Living Probiotics from your Pantry.’ This mostly covers Culturing and Fermentation, but Kevin also teaches Cheese-making along with Butter-making and Dairying in general. (See advert below, on this page.) By Jane & Kevin Powell, Teachers in the Paddock, Tara Road, Papamoa We write for this magazine because as a Social Enterprise, we love to support other community initiatives.

Free Nanny Intern Training Course A career in childcare is becoming a popular choice for school leavers and others looking for a career pathway. A practical fee free hands-on course is now offered in the Tauranga area for those aged 17 to 25 years. The PORSE Nanny Intern Programme is a 21-week training course, which

offers a mix of practical and theory-based learning.

National Certificate of Early Childhood Care On top of the 21 hours practical experience with a training family, interns spend a day in the classroom each week. They also complete a first aid course, receive

the PORSE Nanny intern To join the next course call Leanne on 021 866 610. Certificate and the National Certificate of Early Childhood Written by Leanne Jackson Care. I write for this magazine Next course starts FEB 2017 because community unity Co-ordinator Leanne Jackson is important to me and Bay Waka highlights the positive says that “The programme difference we each can make. is a win-win for both the training families and nanny interns involved.

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‘Teacher in the Paddock’ is a local Papamoa initiative where Jane and Kevin Powell host an outdoor living classroom. Children of all ages come to enjoy a hands-on experience with farm animals and create links to understand where some of their food actually comes from.

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Indoor Bowls, ‘A game for all’ 250 Year 7 and 8 children battled it out in the sport of Indoor Bowls at the recent AIMS Games held here in Tauranga. No wonder there are 11 clubs in Tauranga, even including one junior club based at The Mount, and our local Welcome Bay club (advertising below, this page). The Tauranga Indoor Bowls Association celebrated 60 years in 2014 although Indoor Bowls has been around since 1908. Initially, Tauranga was a Sub-Association of the BOP District but in 1987 they broke away and formed their own District Association.

2017 New Zealand Representatives from Tauranga In the 2017 New Zealand Team, we have 2 representatives from Tauranga, being Fiona Keegan and Paul Smith. Fiona is also responsible for running the AIMS Games indoor bowls event each year.

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We recently caught up with Fiona who said, “In general, indoor bowls is a game for all ages including people with disabilities, e.g. partially blind, wheelchair bound, etc. Our slogan is ‘A game for all’ and there are always opportunities for people to represent their local club, district, island and even New Zealand. However, we only play international matches against Australia at the moment”. To find a club near you, contact the Tauranga Association Secretary, Dave Crockett, 07-543 3394, email: indoorbowls@, or visit

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Tauranga’s NZ Reps Paul Smith (front left) & Fiona Keegan (3rd from front left).

Chess is making a comeback The annual Bay of Plenty Rapid Chess Tournament will be held once again at the Arataki Community Centre on Saturday 25 February 2017, kicking off at 9.30am. The total prize pool is $1,400 (spread between three groups – strong players, notso-strong players and junior players). In the 2016 Rapid Chess Tournament, there was a total of 65 players; “Biggest one we’ve held yet”, said Chess Club Secretary Caleb Wright. “Interest in Chess definitely seems to be growing. We also think that our interactive club programme for casual players is having a positive impact on the everincreasing numbers, but some people just like to call

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Don’t be an armchair spectator mate! Get off your backside

Mitre 10 Cup trial ruck rules abandoned I am personally very pleased that the recent new trial ruck rules in the Mitre 10 cup have been abandoned. As an ex-undersized openside flanker, I feared the removal of the turnover specialist for a big bodied ball runner was another step towards League.

Keeping the game of rugby realistically accessible for all shapes and sizes has been an attraction for the code since Adam was a boy. Bay of Plenty club rugby in 2016 was for me, very enjoyable. Standing on the sideline watching the local teams lock horns is a genuinely four dimensional experience. You can smell the liniment and freshly cut grass, feel the impact of the hits, and witness the triumph and defeat of Saturday afternoon theatre that is club rugby in NZ.

Premier 1 champs already in training Club rugby in the Bay contains a staggering amount of talent, and we have some of the best and most parochial home crowds in the country. Eventual Premier 1 champs

hosting the semi-final to Tauranga Sports was testament to this – the Maungatapu locals turning out in force to help the underdogs get up in that game, and again the following week in the stunning finale versus the brave Mount Maunganui team. Hats off to Coach Aramahou and his Managers for that score and I am reliably informed they have already regrouped in early January to prep for the coming 2017 season. Can’t wait to follow their games this year again.

Let’s rally If you are an armchair rugby fan, get off your arse and find a local club to support. Our national side is only great because of the dedication and passion for the game at club and school

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grade level. Let’s keep it that way. Thoughts? Email Duncan at: By Duncan McCallum Bay Waka Sports Reporter

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As a self-confessed rugby tragic and typical life-time All Black fan, it is worth reminding myself that your average kiwi rugby fan sees rugby in a two dimensional form on the goggle box. We see all shapes and sizes excel in the game made in heaven. Whether you are built like ex-local goliath Brodie Rettalick or a smaller unit like Aaron Cruden, if you are good enough, there is a place for you in rugby.


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Time to stand up and demand our GONS! I love two things a lot: sport and thrashing the Aussies in anything. The irony is your average Aussie battler has an automatic right to witness their annual free-to-air Bledisloe spanking on channel 9, whilst us Kiwis have to shell out a grand every year in sky subscriptions. One could facetiously argue that a thousand bucks a year is a small price to pay to avoid listening to Phil Kearns’ commentary – what a muppet. The reality is that our national funded sports and significant events such as the Olympics should be available to every Kiwi. How else do we hope to inspire the next generation?

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When GONS (Games of National Significance) are on, a large portion of Kiwis have to head to a mate’s place or the pub to watch Kiwis on the world stage. Apparently, we spend $960 million a year of taxpayer money on sport and recreation here in NZ, so it’s a bit rich having to pay a $1,000 subscription every year to a private company to get to watch GONS on the box.

Broadcasting (Games of National Significance) Amendment Bill Local boy/sports-fan/MP, Clayton Mitchell has got the GONS ball rolling with his Bill to make GONS free-to-air. It’s about bloody time a politician made themselves useful. No offence Clayton, keep up the good work mate, please don’t judo me with your black belt skillage. So let’s get calling, tweeting, posting or whatever’s-your-poisoning to make sure the Beehive knows we want our GONS. Either that, or the Government can plan on dishing out some of 2019’s $960 million budget on 4.5 million flights to the Rugby World Cup Final!

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Second generation lifetime member of Arataki rugby club

Working together to make Arataki fields alcohol and drug free with Alcohol-free signage We pride ourselves on being a strong familyorientated community, so to get a chance to work alongside the Tauranga City Council, Arataki Sports Club, Tauranga Whalers and Cayad by helping the Arataki fields become a Whanau-safe environment

by implementing an Alcohol and Drug free policy through signs to help reduce/cut out these effects was something I couldn’t turn down.

it will bring more families/ kids/grandparents to more sporting events run at that fields and give everyone the confidence that they will be safe.

Signs help to keep our children and family’s safe

Our vision is to see these signs implemented throughout the Bay of Plenty at all rugby/sporting

Arataki fields are a very active sports ground and kids are a huge percentage of participants using these fields, so having these signs in plain sight will hopefully support our community to taking action to help make our children/families feel safe from any abuse and effects these harms could potentially create.

Increase support for local sporting events We hope that by implementing these signs,

fields to help minimise/ remove these harms and to make all sporting fields safe from any harms that Alcohol and Drugs can cause. By Mickel Rawiri I write for this magazine to reach an audience that newspapers can't.

Left to right: Charlie Russell (Arataki Rugby Club President), Mickel Rawiri (Arataki JMC Coordinator, CAYAD Kaimahi), Regina Walker (Tauranga Whalers Coordinator), Taurua Faulkner (CAYAD Manager) with new signage.

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As a young man growing up playing rugby on and around the fields of Arataki, I have seen some of the effects that alcohol has caused our families/kids on and off the field. Alcohol has been associated with rugby and other sports for as long as I can remember, not only at a grass roots level but at an International level as well.



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Mini-golf discovered nearby Who knew that at Renner Park Golf just past John’s Produce shop at the bottom of Oropi Road (beside the State Highway 29 roundabout), there is an 18-hole mini-golf course open 7-days?

Seafood Competition Win a free Two Hour French

There is also a 9-hole golf course and no bookings required for $9 per round after 4pm weekdays, but that didn’t interest our 5-year old.

Cooking Class for Two Persons! with Chef Stephen (see page 37).

Arlo (5) had a wonderful time putting around the mini-golf course and sending balls through tunnels and into holes. Looking about, being completely fenced off, it looks like an awesome set-up for a kids-party and with plenty of shady space!

To enter this competition, send in your favourite Kai Moana Dish/ Seafood Dish/Fruit de Mer. Simply email us:

Give Michael a call to talk about the venue on 07-543 4954, or just pop-in with the kids for a bit of spontaneous fun like we did. They sell ice creams too!

Winner will be announced in the next April-June Bay Waka publication along with the recipe and photos!

Closing Date 28th February 2017.

Arlo meets mini-golf and he likes it - first time!

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Free public WiFi and Internet computers at Welcome Bay Community Centre 7-days a week, when you need access to the Internet with your own mobile device, come on down to Waitaha Reserve beside the Welcome Bay Hall and receive free WiFi. Tune your network connection into “Welcome Bay Guest”.

The other exciting free-service offering to the public are the two super-fast computer kiosks inside the Community Centre for public use during opening hours. In here, you can safely do online banking, Facebook, communicate with Government Agencies, or even printing and there is also usually someone on hand to help you if you get stuck.

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This is one of the free services offered by the Community Centre.

Licenced restaurants open for dinner We currently enjoy three licenced restaurants in Welcome Bay and Maungatapu now that Maungatapu’s 'Vanilla Restaurant Café' has extended its opening hours into the evening for dinner. Vanilla are even offering a Sunday Roast as a dine-in, or takeaway!

Excellent Indian Cuisine

In Welcome Bay, having quickly become a regular in the local restaurant circuit, 'Bay Masala' has a new Bar Manager Monika, who totally delivers the best smile; and (btw) the food is quite delicious!

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Lastly, our tried and true faithful 'Welcome Bay Restaurant' next to Welcome Bay Bar which is undergoing some welcome changes inside that will bring the family diners forward to enjoy more of the view with the great menu.

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Let’s support these hard-working folks by dining regularly in each one of our locally owned and operated licenced restaurants!

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The Ultimate Taste of Summer in a Bowl! FRESH TOMATO, CORN, AVOCADO AND BASIL SALAD

My kiwi summer is all about whanau “la famille”, and friends... and as the Beach boys sang, “having fun, fun, fun”… throwing frisbees, walking barefoot to the shops for an ice-cream, chilling on the beach and feeding the soul on children’s laughter and joy as they build their creations of castles on the sparkling sand, excitedly anticipating the invading tides! Drinking loads of quenching chilled water is vital, as well as protecting one’s skin with good sun tan lotion, and when hunger calls and the belly rumbles there is nothing better on earth than this amazing easy to make summer salad… mark my word, your body will thank you. You’ll have the energy to climb Mauau and more!!

Prepare to savour the flavours I feel I could eat this all-time favourite summer salad every single day and it would never get old. Yep that’s right. There’s just something about the flavours of ripe sweet summer tomatoes, plump creamy summer corn, (the best comes from Rangiwaea and Matakana island), crunchy refreshing cucumber, combined with buttery avocado and the fresh pungent basil, (available in big bunches at Tauranga and Mt Farmers Market) all doused in a garlicky French dressing… heaven!

Forget about spending laborious hours hidden away in your stifling hot Sahara sauna kitchen, getting frustrated trying to make last night’s celebrity chefs “the must summer dish ever”. While nasty squadrons of pregnant flies’ buzz incessantly around you all afternoon… when you could be living the moment, on the beach, just “lying in the sun” (Hello Sailor)

lightly oiled first, cooking it over a BBQ fire for 10-15 minutes, turning it infrequently to give it a bit of char so it has some texture as well as additional flavor. •

2 cups (350g) cherry tomatoes (or 2 cups fresh tomatoes, diced)

1 ripe avocado

1/2 cucumber, peeled and seeded

1 cup (75g) loosely packed chopped fresh basil (reserve any small leaves for garnish)

Freshly ground black pepper


2 tablespoons red wine vinegar/or Balsamic

4 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Lemon juice. A good squeeze ½ lemon

2 cloves NZ Garlic peeled and diced

1 teaspoon sea salt

6 tablespoons (90ml) extra-virgin olive oil


The key my friend is portability and minimal prep work… no stress and no fuss! It’s such a great salad to take to the beach, where it makes a delicious meal when picnicking on the sand. Once dressed you can eat it right away, although it keeps well for a few hours afterward, too.

Shuck the corn and remove it from the cob.

Remove any stems and slice the cherry tomatoes in half.

Peel the avocado, remove the pit, and dice the flesh. Cut the cucumber into similar sized cubes.

Put the corn kernels, tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, and basil into a serving bowl and season with freshly ground black pepper.

In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, shallots, salt, and olive oil. Pour the vinaigrette dressing over the salad and gently mix together. Taste, and add more salt and pepper if necessary.

Serving and storage: The dressed salad can be served right away or in a few hours. (It can be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature, but should be served room temperature.) It’s best the same day it’s made.

In the evening, you can crank up the TCC free beach side public BBQs and add to the salad some fresh local grilled fish, or why not a nice sirloin steak!

So here it is - Ingredients Tomato, Corn, Avocado and Basil Salad – the ultimate taste of summer in a bowl! •

2-3 ears of fresh, sweet corn (is excellent raw if picked within 48 hours)

However, if you do want to use cooked corn, I suggest cooking it in a boiling pot of water for no more than 5 minutes. Alternately, try grilling it, shucked and

By Chef Stephen Wilson, I write for this magazine because I am passionate about life, people and Food.


Kia Ora and Bonjour from the French Maori chef!


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NO BULL ‘Oh, no,’ Jimmy thought as he opened his eyes.

To win

a set of the ARRC Children’s books, any school-age child can write a poem, story, draw a picture, or build a model about one of our native birds. Bring into the Holistic Vet Clinic, 56 Fraser Street, or email to, before 15 March 2017, to be in the draw! Winner announced in the next Bay Waka.

He was camping with Mum and Dad and his sister on a small farm belonging to a family friend, in a paddock near some trees. It was dawn. He didn’t know what woke him. Amy lay asleep in her camp bed. Jimmy froze at the sight of the giant head framed in the doorway of the tent.

It had been a great holiday, other kids to hang out with and the farm was near a beach. They’d had good weather, swum and explored the bushwalk nearby. There were glow-worms by the creek. When the torch was turned off, the bush was scary.


Lying in bed was more dangerous. The animal, probably a bull, stood still and looked at him, unblinking. His heart raced. If he moved, it might charge. He screwed shut his eyes and when he opened them again, the head was gone. Was it a dream, or for real?

Written by Kinsa Hays

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A few notes from Tye the cat

I remember very little of that day except that I staggered home late, in a very weak state with various wounds and grazes. I heard the vet tell one of my staff (aka owner) that I was hypothermic, my condition was critical and I may not survive. Maybe I had been hit by a car or attacked by a Bear or Tiger. Who knows? Anyway with some fairly intensive care, I eventually got better and was sent home four days later.

This is me Tye (right) demonstrating my stunningly good looks, back at home after having recovered at the Welcome Bay Vet Hotel and Pampering Clinic (5 stars).


Hi my name is Tye, I'm an eight-month old Devon Rex cat. See my hansdome mugshot! I recently visited the Welcome Bay vets at the fairly unsocial time of about midnight on a Saturday. The vet on duty looked thoroughly delighted to be called back to work at that time of night!


I picked up a few interesting bits of information about dogs while here and I thought I'd share them with you. When dogs go poop they stand facing either north or south i.e. they align themselves with the earths magnetic fields. True or Baloney? You work it out. But it wouldn’t surprise me; strange animals that they are.

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Worldwide there have been something like 28,000 hip replacements done on dogs. Dogs do have some colour vision but see nothing like the richness of colours humans get to enjoy (us cats are much the same as dogs).


Dalmations are born white. The silly spots take a few weeks before they come along. Take Care! By Tye, the cat


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Permanent new premises for Holistic Vets Holistic Vets Team are delighted to be operating from 56 Fraser Street from 23 January 2017! Our own spacious new premises just up the road from Memorial Park, offers plenty of car parking, easy access and a beautiful building where we will continue to offer all of our usual services and more!


We will have a complete operating theatre, cat and dog hospital, digital x-ray facilities, in-house blood testing, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, as well as room to provide puppy classes, provide 24-hour emergency care and space enough to facilitate our ongoing growth. We look very forward to seeing you there!

Liza and Sue tending a new arrival at Holistic Vets.

Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre (ARRC) Founded in 2003 by Dr. Liza Schneider, ARRC Wildlife Trust has been assisting the Department of Conservation, Vet clinics and public with the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife in the Bay of Plenty.

Summertime has ARRC inundated with orphaned baby birds and wildlife getting into tangles, like shags caught in fishing line, or fishhooks through their beaks, feet or wings and little blue penguins which have been attacked by dogs.

Each day, we take in up to 30 birds and do what we can to care for them. Unfortunately, this also means that we sometimes have to humanely euthanise those that are too badly injured to be released back into the wild.

Learn to keep our birds safe Education is an important part of our work and whenever we have the opportunity, we share information to help people understand that a lot of our wildlife is injured and orphaned by the hand of man. To this end, we have produced our ARRC Adventure Series Children's books which are all based on true stories. The last 2 books "Hemi and the Poisoned Possum" and "Daphne's Dreadful Day" have just been released completing the set of now 10 books. Read about the children’s competition on page 38.

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Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust living up to its name In case you missed it, the release of little Pistachio the kiwi in the Western Bay of Plenty at the end of 2016 was one of the greatest moments in the 14year journey of the Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust.

Trust inspired the Council to support this local kiwi conservation work”. Trust Chair Hans Pendergrast was ecstatic stating, “Pistachio’s release is a fantastic conservation story and a

testament to the hard work, skill and commitment of the kiwi team with the support of sponsors”. Original source: Western Bay of Plenty District Council media release

Pistachio is the very first kiwi to be bred at Otanewainuku since the Trust began operating in 2002. Pistachio was hatched in March 2013 after the fertile egg was discovered in the Otanewainuku forest by Trust volunteers. The egg was taken to Operation Nest Egg’s hatching facility.

Kiwi creche

By the time of release into bush on 27 November, she had grown into a healthy 2.24kg female.

Western Bay of Plenty District Council support Trust members, the Kiwi Team, sponsors, volunteers, school children and members of the public were joined by Western Bay of Plenty District Council Mayor Garry Webber to see Pistachio set off into her new wild habitat. Mayor Garry says that, “The work and dedication of the Otanewainuku Kiwi


Pistachio spent her first three years in a private kiwi creche during which time she managed to lose her transmitter and evade capture for six months. She was eventually spotted by monitoring cameras and tracked down by a dedicated team using conservation dogs.

Hans Pendergrast holding Pistachio the kiwi backed up by Mayor Garry Webber and his wife Carole with Trust volunteers and supporters. Photographer: Moana Bianchin


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2016 was the Chamber’s year for small business

Stan Gregec, CEO Tauranga Chamber of Commerce

At the beginning of 2016, the Chamber decided to make a commitment to do more for the small businesses of Tauranga. So how have we done?


I would say not bad for 10 months. A year ago, many small business owners were telling me that they saw the Chamber as much more aligned to bigger businesses and a sort of ‘old boys club’.

With what we started last year, I hope we’ve managed to knock that perception on its head, and show that small businesses are very much the core of what the Chamber is about.

and the Western Bay. So far these have attracted over 500 people and they have been a great way for small businesses owners to connect with others and to build visibility.

Tauranga Small Business

Collaborating with local innovation

Forget about the name for the moment; Yes, “Chamber of Commerce” does sound like something from another age. For that reason, we started by forming a new division called Small Business Tauranga. If that didn’t get to the point, I didn’t know what else would. In less than a year we now have nearly 2000 people signed up as followers of this more user-friendly name. We’ve started up fortnightly breakfast networking events that are held in different parts of Tauranga

We’ve teamed up with others to run bigger and different types of small business events such as NZ Business Market (a pop-up expo) and the very first Precision Small Business Summit held in August. In addition, there are also regular short-burst training sessions on needto-know small business topics.

2017 – onwards and upwards

more planned, including a big campaign to encourage people to spend their money locally and support the many wonderful small businesses we have in Tauranga. If you haven’t got involved yet, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to do so in 2017 – starting with us teaming up with the Welcome Bay Community Centre for our first Breakfast Connect of the year on 27 January. Hope you can make it. By Stan Gregec Chamber of Commerce I write for this magazine because it’s important for the business community to be informed and supported.

I’d say that’s pretty good to have under our belt for Year 1. In 2017 we have a lot

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the Elephants are happy in their new environment, and feel at home in the new surroundings. As with the Elephants in the Giraffe House, when you introduce people from a variety of different backgrounds into your workplace, whether from an educational, ethnic, gender, age, disability or cultural perspective;

it is important to introduce supportive actions to ensure long term success.

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Issue 6, January – March 2017

The picture gets bigger for iwi

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New Ngai Te Rangi iwi CEO Paora Stanley has a lot going on. He will be meeting again soon with Ngāti Whatua o Ōrākei and Tainui to discuss investment in the Tauranga area. With both Ngāti Whatua and Tainui reaching around a billion dollars in assets each, and Ngai Te Rangi about to conclude its own Treaty settlement, Stanley believes the time is right to articulate a larger vision for Tauranga.

Māori economy worth a formidable $46B Stanley says some larger businesses and politics have grasped the fact the Māori economy nationally is worth around $46 billion and growing while others have missed the transformations taking place.

He says an iwi will generally invest within 50 kilometres of its headquarters. That’s changing as iwi are stretching out and investing internationally – for example, with First Nation reserves in Canada, and setting up a bank in Barbados, with First Nations from Canada, Australia, Hawaii, and United Arab Emirates.

Iwi Golden Triangle “We’re learning from other iwi, larger Māori consortiums and Ngāti Whatua and Tainui who are collectively worth about $2.5 billion. We understand the local ‘moana economy’ is worth approximately $1 billion. With the eastern bay and lakes that extends to around $7 billion, so we are looking at how it will grow over the coming three decades. What Ngai Te Rangi, Ngāti Whatua and Tainui are aware of, is their place in the Golden Triangle, that important economic and population concentration connecting Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga.

Trust established over generations “Ngai Te Rangi is in a unique position with economic power alongside us. We have special relationships with both


“We’re fine with that. We’re just moving along and getting stuff done. We’re focusing on education, tuning our businesses, and sharing knowledge and expertise nationally and internationally with indigenous peoples. For more than a decade we’ve been planning how our settlement will be grown and the types of businesses we intend to be part of.”

Ngai Te Rangi CEO Paora Stanley says, “While risk and return on investments have to stack up today, iwi have an added advantage by thinking in intergenerational time cycles”.

those iwi. Our people fought alongside Tainui and bled on battlefields together. We supported kīngitanga and have close whakapapa links, so it’s natural that transfers to business. We are aligned with Ngāti Whatua’s style of operating.” The level of trust and cultural and familial relationships between the key iwi have given rise to sharing critical information and multilevel collaboration. Stanley says such trust is rarely found in non-iwi businesses.

Thinking bigger Stanley recently returned from a role as chief executive of a First Nation/North American Indian organisation in Canada running multi-million dollar businesses with revenues generated from forestry, fishing and energy interests. He was working with a consortium planning a transport hub – a sea port, cargo airport, and rail and road links to service North Atlantic trade routes. He credits his Harvard negotiation training and the networks he developed there

with opening his eyes to the types and size of deals that could be done. “There is no reason why indigenous groups around the world cannot invest in each other’s projects.” If local political leadership is not showing a willingness to move with purpose and determination in economic development, Stanley says iwi will.

Planning our region’s future “We are having conversations about building an international airport in the Western Bay of Plenty with iwi as central figures of finance. We are also looking seriously at the under-supported tourism industry, and utilising the commercial property we own in a more strategic manner, in collaboration with other iwi or anyone who will invest in our city and our country.” For a long time, iwi have restricted themselves to thinking they can only work in social services, but the picture is getting much, much bigger.


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The law is there to protect you Health and Safety is getting a lot of bad press again since the introduction of the new legislation. But let’s stop the complaining, it’s like having neighbours you don’t get on with or in-laws that drive you spare- just get over it. You can’t always choose who your child marries, or who might move in next door; you just need to work out a way to get along. Let’s be realistic, the law is there to protect you and your workers from harm. It isn't there to stop office parties or teambuilding events, it is there to ensure that you plan ahead, assess the risks, decide on what contingencies may be required, and then get on with things. It's called risk management and any business should know why it is a necessary component of any operational planning, or it should be!


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What this means is, based on your individual performance comparative to your industry peers, the less accidents and injuries, the less you pay, and of course the more of those than the more you pay which can be up to a 60% loading, So, there you have it, it's time to rethink your attitude and have the in-laws over for tea, or give me a call if you need workplace support, 027 289 4538. By Ken White Health, Safety & Wellbeing Specialist I write for the Bay Waka because it is an opportunity to connect with readers at a local community level and provide useful information in an easy to read format.

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What is a medical emergency? When, and when not to, attend ED Hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) assess and treat patients who have serious injuries or illnesses. Over the Christmas/New Year period they are especially busy. Time is critical in an ED and patients are seen in the order of the seriousness of their condition, not in the order they arrive. Those who attend with minor ailments, which could be treated by a GP (doctor) can expect to wait a long time. Many medical problems can be treated by an alternative source including GPs, pharmacies and dentists. The advice is always to use them when you can. If you’re unsure whether your condition is an emergency phone your GP’s number, any time of the day or night. If your GP is not available your call will be automatically redirected to a registered nurse who will give you the health advice you need. Remember, call your GP 24/7. Visitors to the Western Bay, or those who are not registered with a GP can call 0800 367 432584 (0800 forhealth). Visitors to the Eastern Bay, or those who are not registered with a GP should call 07 306 2360. So when should you attend ED and when should you seek treatment elsewhere?

What is a medical emergency? (Attend ED) •

Someone has difficulty breathing.

Someone has chest pain. This can feel like a ‘weight’ or a ‘squeezing feeling’ in your chest.

Someone fainting or being unconscious.

Someone may have had a stroke. They may have suddenly gone weak, their vision has changed, they are dizzy or have difficulty talking.

Someone has severe pain anywhere.


Phone: 027 289 4538 email:

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Someone has bleeding that won’t stop.

There’s been a car crash and people are injured.

What is not an emergency? (Do not attend ED) •

Generally being unwell - unless you have some of the symptoms listed above.

Minor injuries like sprains or small cuts – provided they’re not bleeding uncontrollably.

Minor burns – burns that are smaller than twice the size of your hand.

Coughs or colds.

If you need to report something that's not a medical emergency, you should contact your GP (doctor).

Source: Media Release, 23 Dec. 2016 Bay of Plenty District `Health Board

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Computer trouble? Let’s fix it. Once and for all. Recently I heard from Lesley, who earnestly informed me that she used to understand and had used computers in her work as a Legal Secretary (before she retired), but now “she was stupid and didn’t understand anything”. What I informed Lesley was, that actually her knowledge was intact and the only problem, is that her computer is not set-up properly for her. In actual fact, it took only 2 hours working side by side with Lesley to get everything in order, but by-golly her computer is running as she remembers it and all her frustrations have left the room.

As if, someone went through your wardrobe I met another lovely lady (who shall remain nameless) who told me when a computer technician comes around, "First, they don’t speak, their fingers move really fast and they explain nothing. When they’re waiting for something to happen, they sit on their hands and still don’t speak. The next morning when you turn on your


computer, it is as if someone has gone through your wardrobe." If you’re a fan of the new Windows 10 start menu with the moving boxes and fancy things all over the place, please don’t call us, because 99/100 within five minutes, we’ll bring back that nice expanding start menu option, like it was with good old Windows XP and then you can find everything.

Automatic hands-free downloading photos One last idea. How about when you take a photo with your phone or tablet, it arrives by itself automatically on your computer when you get home? All we need to do it set the up computer right one time. Turn it on and walk away! If you need computer help with 99.999% guaranteed positive outcome (if your hardware and software will support), phone Silver Service IT, 7-days on (07) 262 1000. To this day, we remain, 'un-stumped' – and we like to chat,... while we are working.

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