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Cycleway: Pedal on the metal

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Work on the Takaka cycleway, the first integrated “active” transport route for Golden Bay, is quickly progressing, to the great joy of many passionate advocates. But the Golden Bay Cycle and Walkway Society (GBCWS) says this is only the beginning. The overall 20-year Cycling Strategy developed by the GBCWS prioritises local community connections first, with pathways eventually linking to the Tasman Great Taste Trail and to the West Coast via the Heaphy Track. With 65 members, this community group is proactive and solutions-focused. It is intent on prioritising safe road environments for walkers and cyclists, especially since school bus limitations were announced. While developing the strategy they conducted a survey. The results showed

Construction is progressing rapidly. Photo: Anita Peters.

a huge level of suppressed demand from people who would cycle provided the infrastructure was improved. Support also came from road-using businesses including Sollys, Fonterra and bus operators. “Safety is the prime driver,” said Richard Struthers, secretary/treasurer of GBCWS. “But it also gives us the ability for improved community connections, plus the recreation and health benefits of cycling and walking, and cheap sustainable transport. There are benefits at multiple levels.” Tourism involving cycling is also increasing, bringing economic benefits to regions that offer unique cycling experiences. Recent governments have boosted funding for walkways and cycleways. Working group members investigated the difficulties

and options on SH60 from Takaka to Collingwood and presented a pre-feasibility study, along with recommendations, to the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA). They also met with Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter to discuss finance options. “What worked to our advantage was that it was economically viable,” said group member and roading engineer Chris Bennett. “But it’s also part of the greater Heartland route; they can take that into account as part of the bigger network and see it’s worth doing.” Tasman District Council has been responsible for the Takaka-Pohara work (a process taking decades with much community input). Continued on page 2

GB Community Board - December Golden Bay Community Board convened in Collingwood firek.n.winter@xtra.co.nz station on Tuesday for their final meeting of the year. While not exactly Groundhog Day, the session reprised several familiar themes, including protection of shorebirds, freedom camping, road maintenance, speed limits, firework bans and riverbed gravel extraction. But one issue raised more concerns amongst board members than any other – Fulton Hogan’s industrial site in Takaka’s town centre.

Public forum Opening up public forum, Cynthia McConville made a case for establishing a wildlife reserve at Rototai beach to protect vulnerable shorebirds. It was a good opportunity to develop ecotourism, she said. “Forest and Bird propose a bird-watching tower.” She also proposed installing signage and banning vehicle access from the beach. Later in the meeting, Tasman District Council environment and planning manager

Dennis Bush-King suggested that the council’s reserves department should be asked to prepare a report on Cynthia’s proposal. Jill Pearson’s address was all about freedom camping. She re-iterated several proposals raised at last week’s hearing in Takaka, including locating sites away from water bodies, banning fires, stipulating a morning departure time and – like a growing number of other local authorities – Continued on page 3

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Continued from page 1 Now, even more game-changing in terms of active and alternative transport is the next stage of the strategy—from Takaka to Paines Ford, on SH60. This is where the NZTA, responsible for district roads and state highways, takes up the baton. The road passes a subdivision, the Rec Centre, school, hospital and a major recreational destination. The detailed design work, due to begin within months, will include a footpath under the bridge at Paines Ford for swimmers crossing the state highway. “They have already completed the investigation, funding has become available and they aim to have it built by June next year,” said Chris. The NZTA then plans to start the investigation for the Takaka-Rangihaeata stretch, with design work underway later next year and construction completed by June 2021. Ideally, by then, Pohara to Paines Ford to Rangihaeata will be linked, with the next focus on Collingwood. GBCWS attention will then be on Milnthorpe, East Takaka connecting to Paines Ford, and Pohara to Port Tarakohe before any redevelopment happens there. Ultimately, it is hoped to have a connection of pathways all the way from Upper Takaka to the Heaphy Track. While the GBCWS is an evolving group, it could not have been sustained without input from many passionate advocates over the years, including former Tasman District Councillor Martine Bouillir and MP Damien O’Connor.

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“Our timing is good,” said Richard. “We’re starting to reap some benefits and hopefully we can keep the momentum going.” Anita Peters


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Continued from page 1 – banning non-self-contained vehicles. “We should be more in line with other councils.” She closed with a request directed to the community board. “Please use your influence to remove the exception for Waitapu Bridge and…to get campers into campgrounds.” Maintenance – or rather the lack of it at 121-123 One Spec Road – was the subject of Jeff Cottle’s complaint. “Robert Deck [TDC road engineer] told me it is a non-maintained road. Jeff said the gravel carriageway was prone to washouts and subject to damage from visitors attracted to the nearby swimming hole. “Over the last three or four years, the traffic has increased ten-fold.” In response, it was later agreed that the community board would submit a formal request for the road to be included in the council’s maintenance schedule. After Liz Thomas had urged the new community board members to “speak out strongly for Golden Bay”, another regular contributor to public forum spoke out. BJ White had four things on his mind; speeding vehicles on beaches, linking up walkways around Collingwood, noise from mussel boats, and clearing out the dead wood from the council’s executive. Road safety in Golden Bay Dr Chris Bennett, Pohara resident and lead transport specialist for the World Bank, gave a presentation on how safe and appropriate speed limits contribute to improved safety for drivers and pedestrians. Speed, along with infrastructure quality and vehicle safety, he said, is being targeted by the government in its Road to Zero policy. Chris explained why there was so much focus on speed. “The faster you drive, the more likely you are to be killed or injured.” Then, quoting statistics for the district’s roads, Chris added, “…excessive speed was a causative factor in 32 per cent of fatal or serious crashes between 2014 and 2018”. Referring to NZTA data, Chris pointed out that, although the agency analysis found no road in Golden Bay was safe at 100kmph, the council’s recent review had reached a different conclusion. “Only six roads in Golden Bay have proposed speed changes. There is a huge disconnect.” The presentation was followed by a discussion during which board member Averill Grant suggested that improved driver training would help, while councillor Chris Hill pointed out that Chris was being over-critical of the council’s current

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• The firearm amnesty and buy back finishes on the 20 December 2019. If you have a firearm to surrender please call 105 and get the call-taker to email Sgt Davies JDJ549 to make an appointment. • Police and Fire investigators are investigating the fire that sadly destroyed the Farewell Spit Café on 30 November. • 2 December: A local youth was issued a warning for breaching the Digital Communications Act 2015 by posting on social media, content that could cause distress. • 3 December: A 26-year-old male from overseas was arrested and charged with trespass and wilful damage following a domestic incident. He was held in custody to appear in court that day. • Sometime in the last month, a 13-foot Fryan aluminium dinghy was stolen from Awaroa Inlet. The offender used a grinder to remove the padlock and chain securing the dinghy to the tree. The dinghy has a cowgirl painted on it with the word “Telula”. If you see this craft or one you suspect might be it, please advise the Takaka Police. • By the time this goes to print Land Search and Rescue Golden Bay will have celebrated their 60th anniversary. A massive thankyou to all those members past and present who have volunteered their time and braved the elements to rescue or recover missing persons. Our group, in particular, is well regarded nationally, always providing an excellent, professional response when called upon by the Police. These volunteers have been involved in rescues and recoveries all over the top of the south island, not just Golden Bay and were also deployed to assist in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes. A big thank you to the employers and families of these volunteers as well, who enable them to be such a committed group. Takaka Police

Approaching checkout at Takaka’s FreshChoice recently, I found myself in an urban supermarket. A nightmare, surely. But after rubbing my eyes and pinching myself, the automated checkout machines were still there. Expressing shock and dismay at one of the few remaining checkouts with human staff, I learned I wasn’t alone. Friendly interaction with familiar people at checkout makes local shopping special. Without the human service most Golden Bay businesses provide, supermarket shopping becomes another robotic task to be endured, or avoided. I already waste much life on automated phone systems, with frustrating delays human dialogue could easily avoid. The few times I’ve tried automated checkout machines, some barcodes won’t scan, or my card’s unreadable, so I wait for the one employee monitoring several machines. A skilled human checker could scan and bag my entire cart in far less time. Yes, automation saves the business several salaries. The tradeoff: customer inconvenience, frustration and wasted time, and fewer jobs for locals. Is “economy” more important than “community” in Golden Bay? For my 20 years here, I’ve celebrated the absence of traffic lights, parking meters, McDonalds, and checkout machines – something visitors often mention appreciating too. Sometimes what you haven’t got is as important as what you have. If FreshChoice hears many similar views, I’m hoping those checkout machines will vanish as suddenly as they appeared. Meanwhile, since the Organic Shop and local farmers’ stalls still offer human checkers, they’ll see more of me, and my money, from now on. Lethea Erz

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Electromagnetic radiation including 5G does have effects on life and on biochemistry. We all know from the experience of sunburn that the damage is worst from long-time skin exposure on brighter days, potentially causing melanomas which can be disfiguring and fatal. Unlike visible light, we can’t see cosmic, gamma, x-ray, UV, infra-red, radio or microwaves, which means we can’t without special detection equipment know about their presence, frequencies, energy and potential or actual risks and dangers to our everyday lives. We know for sure that high energy EMF can incinerate us, or mutate our DNA, or burn our flesh, or lead to early death, as well as cook meat in our microwave ovens. So how dangerous is 5G? In Lubert Stryer’s book Biochemistry he writes, “Reversible molecular interactions are at the heart of the dance of life. Weak, noncovalent forces play key roles in the faithful replication of DNA, the folding of proteins into intricate three-dimensional forms, the specific registration of substrates by enzymes, and the detection of signal molecules. Indeed all biological structures and processes depend on the interplay of noncovalent interactions as well as covalent ones.” The weakest bonds are Van der Waal’s bonds which don’t require meat cooking intensity EMF to be disrupted. As the title suggests https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/ observations/we-have-no-reason-to-believe-5g-is-safe/ Nigel Ritson

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I am a relatively recent arrival to Golden Bay and sat through nearly the whole environmental hearing related to Te Waikoropupū Springs, to try to understand an issue which affects the area. Therefore, I would like to thank the person who wrote the letter to the editor last week (GBW 6/12) about the stygofauna. What a wonderful, poetically-primitive and child-like, way of getting your point across. Yet I also found it quite sad, as it appears to judge and belittle the viewpoints and beliefs of others. Could this be a consequence of feeling uncomfortable with different perspectives? Granted, it would seem this person has “expert” knowledge about current trends in rural and/or irrigation practices, however, I don’t remember them being named as an “expert” for their knowledge about marble aquifers, or the organisms which inhabit them, at the hearings. As to whether Te Waikoropupū Springs could become “a swamp” I naively wonder “What would make anyone risk such an event”? These springs are renowned throughout the world for their outstanding water clarity, which appears to largely come from the Arthur Marble aquifer, and the stygofauna which inhabit it. While the existence of stygofauna was not disputed, how much degradation of water purity/ increased take from the aquifer could affect them was. Multitudes of tourists, who provide income for businesses in the Bay, come here to see these sacred taonga. “Will they

still visit if they are no longer pristine? Sharon Campbell (not the artist)

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Could the editor please let us know when the International Day saying no to violence against men is, and what colour ribbon to wear, so I can be sure to support both. Richard Baker Response from Editor: Sadly there is no such day, but why not write to the United Nations and suggest they inaugurate it? At the same time you could suggest a suitable colour for the ribbon. There is already an International Men’s Day which is celebrated on 19 November by over 40 countries. Apparently New Zealand is not one of them, but perhaps you could lobby our own government to adopt it.

Deceitful spirits at work?

I would like to thank Robin Manson for his recent letter (GBW 6/12). I always appreciate contact with Robin and Betty and their wonderful family. My first reaction, after reading Robin’s extraordinary experience of channeling the stygofauna of the aquifer, was to consider including it in the next Save Our Springs mailout. It was spellbinding. I then felt unease as I remembered the teachings of the church of my childhood and its warnings about deceiving spirits. I thought of its admonitions about the way misleading spirits seek to gain power by telling people exactly what they want to hear, and not what is actually true. I immediately contacted a venerable monk on the island of Patmos in the Aegean Sea. The monk is known to have a gift in the discerning of deceitful spirits. The monk informed me that my fears were well founded. He told me TDC’s spin and misinformation campaign had penetrated deep into the nether regions of the underworld. He frowned and said, “deceptive spirits are certainly at work”. He also shared a vision. A representative of the stygofauna appeared to him as an angel of fire. The Angel said, “All life is precious and to be loved, honoured and cherished, even that which is tiny and out of sight”. The angel then disappeared. Kevin Moran

Grandstand calendars for Christmas

We have put together a calendar featuring the grandstand and the showgrounds and spanning the 12 decades of its existence. Every single one of the photo sources did not charge for the use of the photos and we are very grateful for this contribution. The calendars are available from the garden shop Earth Gems Flowers & Garden and also from Golden Bay Museum at $20 each or discounts for more than three – perfect for a Christmas gift. If you wish to pay online please contact us at gbgrandstand@gmail.com. We can also arrange postage to anywhere. Thank you to everyone who has helped us get this far – we are very much looking forward to having somewhere raised to sit and watch out of the weather again. Hazel Pearson

Freedom campers abusing Kiwi hospitality

At the freedom camping hearing in Takaka last week we were told about freedom camping in other countries – basically it is not permitted, apart from in Australia. In fact, it sounds like it is rigorously enforced with serious financial penalties with enforcement officers armed with eftpos machines. And tourists cope. The hospitality of New Zealanders is being seriously abused and we seem to think that if we don’t allow freedom camping it would be unwelcoming and churlish. We don’t think that of the countries that prohibit it so why should we believe that they would think that of us? Hopefully TDC will see fit to amend its bylaw wisely and also submit to the government to also amend the Freedom Camping Act wisely. Jill Pearson

Golden Bay bushfire risk

Milnthorpe Forest Park is a silent fire-timebomb for a bushfire. Last year Milnthorpe Park was closed to visitors because of the fire risk. But the main risk is the eucalyptus tree itself, the highway, and thunderstorm with lightning. Sustainable thinking, planning and working should be taking seven generations into consideration before action takes place. According to this the Milnthorpe Forest could set the whole Kahurangi National Park on fire and eventually destroying the local native trees. Seven generations is more then 220 years. In such a long period of time it is very likely that such a fire will take place and then what? The eucalyptus will love the fire and will grow even stronger after each bushfire. The consequences? Eucalyptus forest taking over the whole lot

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LETTERS and the natives will die. Milnthorpe is a classic example of what happens if we take the quick solution. The work in the park was started with good intentions, so let’s transform it into real sustainable native New Zealand subtropical wetland forest. Ursus Schwarz (Black Bear)

Cows, conscience and country

As the news of flood water came, I felt compassion for self and the urgency to move cows activated me to respond. Humanly, I heard the moo-ing as a call for help but behaving instinctively as a herd and moving to higher ground was the reason. Collective movement is a lesson we can take from our herd animals. Daily, we are bombarded with news that could affect our business but nevertheless it affects how we feel. We can take up flight or fight, or believe that doing right by common instinct, we are well placed to do right by our cows and the natural cycling of life’s elements. This is our conscience. To act by our conscience as the “highest authority” of human commonality, means the quality of our actions as farmers includes more doable holistic thinking rather than

reductionist science-led thinking based solely on outputs. This goodness then trickles down the line to our conscience sensitive consumers. As I moved to new ground, judged right by my conscience, I joined the Labour Party and have been elected onto the Rural Affairs Sector Council and also Rural Representative of the Women’s Council. This way I can do right by my cows, my conscience and my country. Deborah Rhodes



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Last Saturday, market and supermarket shoppers were entertained with classical vocal melodies from the Golden Bay Choir. The harmonious troupe sang their way around Takaka’s CBD performing casual concerts on the Village Green, at the Saturday Market and in the lobby of FreshChoice. During a pause between madrigals, chair of the choir Robin Keown explained the reason for their Saturday morning singing. “We are doing this to raise awareness of the choir and hopefully attract some new members. It’s non-auditioned, it’s lots of fun and it’s joyful. We welcome people with open arms.” Jo Richards


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NEWS IN BRIEF Schola Musica Schola Musica is a chamber orchestra in which young string players learn some of the beautiful string repertoire written by great composers. The rewards for young musicians playing in such a group are numerous. They learn about leadership, they learn to communicate within a musical setting, how to coordinate bowing and sound, and how to develop the music. Schola is tutored by Margarita Jackson and Lissa Cowie. All students study through NCMA and range in age between 11 and 17 years. There is no conductor and the students take turns leading their sections. Schola perform concerts at NCMA and various schools and retirement homes in the region. We are delighted to be giving series of concerts in Nelson, Tasman and Golden Bay again this year. We will be playing a selection of different works including Bach, Mozart, Bartok, Gershwin, Boccherini, Ravel, Karl Jenkins, Celtic folk music, and some popular tunes. Don’t miss an opportunity to support and encourage our younger generation of fabulous musicians. This Saturday, 7.30pm at GBHS Hall. See ad page 18. Submitted

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The Hack Vaulties are in action on the Junction lawn next weekend. Photo: Jo Richards.

Baerbel Hack’s horseback acrobats are mounting a display on the Junction lawn a week tomorrow, with performances scheduled at 11am and 12pm. The Hack Vaulties are planning to arrive at around 9.30am and will be there until 1pm. It promises to be a spectacular sight, but the event is weather dependent and subject to the ground being good-to-firm. Early next year, the Vaulties will be doing their stuff at the Golden Bay A&P Show, so fans will get a chance to see the team in action. The Hack Vaulties are at the Junction lawn on Saturday 21 December. Submitted

New voice for recreational fishers The process of reconciling the rights of the fishing industry with its responsibility to protect the marine ecosystem has produced some very complex rules and regulations over the past few decades. In this constantly evolving policy area, the commercial sector packs a hard punch thanks to its economic clout and an ability to organise into a highly effective lobby group. To date, however, the recreational sea fishing community has had no such collective voice and consequently enjoy far fewer rights. This could be about to change – at least for those in the South Island - following the formation of Fish Mainland earlier this year. According to its literature, the organisation’s stated purpose is “to coordinate, represent, and promote the interests of the South Island marine recreational fishing community in restoring and sustaining fisheries resources to maximise their experiences and opportunities”. This is supported by five main goals (see below). Fish Mainland: Goals • To support recreational fishing as a valuable and integral component of the South Island culture at the individual, family and community level. • To establish recreational fishers as respected partners in the stewardship of the South Island marine environment and fisheries resources. • To achieve recognition of New Zealanders’ right to access a reasonable share of fisheries resources. • To provide information on recreational fishing to improve management decision-making. • To ensure the quality of sustainable recreational fishing opportunities into the future. Last month, one of the organisation’s founders, Dr Randall Bess, visited Golden Bay to explain the background to the initiative, outline its aims and objectives and listen to local recreational fishers. A former research fellow for The New Zealand Initiative’s fisheries project, Dr Bess held public meetings in Collingwood and Takaka. He was accompanied by local fishery campaigner Spencer Pomeroy. At the Collingwood event, Dr Bess began by saying that the interests of recreational fishers must be better represented. “We need recreational fishers to be more involved in the decision-making process.” He believes that Fish Mainland is the best vehicle for gaining access to the top table, and explained this is why the organisation was designed as a professional, incorporated entity with a full-time board, a dedicated workforce and a detailed policy statement. But before it can begin work on its five-year plan, Dr Bess said the organisation faced two key challenges – demonstrating a mandate for representation and securing long-term funding. The first challenge is about getting the recreational fishing community on board with the organisation – a task that is hampered by the difficulty of reaching out to a large number of individuals, said Dr Bess. “We have a lot of support from fishing clubs but it’s hard to find independent fishers – they are a diffuse group.” However, this should soon become easier. “We are developing a website which will be up by Christmas.” Dr Bess is encouraging fishers to sign up to show their support even if they don’t want to take an active role. “First of

Dr Randall Bess outlines the aspirations of Fish Mainland to an audience in Collingwood. Photo: Jo Richards.

all, we will make it free, but ask for donations. Up and down the country there are people not wanting to get involved but who are happy to donate.” For long-term funding, Dr Bess is hoping that one of Fish Mainland’s five proposed options will attract government money, for example, by channeling a small fraction of the estimated $100m levied in fuel excise duty on recreational vessels, or by introducing an individual fisher’s licencing scheme. “We need to work something out with the Government.” During the question and answer session following Dr Bess’s presentation, Gene Kline pointed out the difficulty of getting a working consensus amongst a diverse group. “Trying to get all local groups into one...there is too much division.” Dr Bess explained that Fish Mainland is a very inclusive organisation and is happy to work with a wide range of stakeholders, including the commercial sector. “Commercial and recreational fishers can be the same people; they are not that different.” He also said it was vital the initiative gathered momentum quickly. “There are some big decisions on allocation [of fisheries quota] coming as a result of treaty settlements; the recreational sector will suffer.” Spencer reinforced the need for Fish Mainland to begin lobbying at the highest level. Referring to his campaign for tighter recreational rules for the Kahurangi Shoals fishery, he said. “Our body has no clout, so we need a strong voice. We got 800 signatures on our petition, but Nathan Guy [the then Fisheries Minister] said ‘well done’ but did nothing.” Dr Bess rounded off the Collingwood discussion by reiterating Fish Mainland’s ambitious overarching aim. “We should be involved with every policy that could have an effect on recreational fishing.” Jo Richards

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Major prize winners Fergus Zyrini Morgan, Proxime Accessit, left, and GBHS Dux for 2019 Xanthe Rose. Photo: Jeanine Taylor.

Ludo Palffy winner of the MGS Charlton Plate for Citizenship.

Golden Bay High School held its senior prizegiving on Wednesday 4 December. Deputy principal Richard Baker welcomed the audience before handing over to the two key speakers, Andy Williams, the Board of Trustees chair, and Linda Tame, the school’s principal. Andy gave a brief speech about the year gone by and how the school is moving positively into the future. Linda’s advice to the year 13 students leaving school was “To follow your dreams and follow them with integrity.” Linda farewelled long-serving staff members Judi File and Cherie Chamberlain, thanking them for their amazing contribution to the school. She spoke with pride about the school, thanking the students, staff, BOT, school whanau and the community for their support. Linda highlighted the opportunities the students at GBHS receive outside the classroom, with 170 different trips approved over the course of the year. Her speech ended with a quote from his holiness the Dalai Lama. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

Many awards were given out for excellence in various subjects, and students also received diligence awards. Entertainment was provided by talented students, with a Beatles song by Siddhartha Ishwara on the guitar, and later accompanied singer Mihi Rangihika. Tane Dixon entertained the crowd with his piano playing. The evening’s two major awards, for Excellence in Academic Achievement, were the Proxime Accessit (Hodgkinson-Cooper Trophy), which went to Fergus Zrinyi Morgan, and the top prize, Dux (Golden Bay High School Boards of Trustees Award), which was awarded to Xanthe Rose. The evening finished with an entertaining speech by Gareth Batten, who introduced his year 13 contemporaries and told the audience of their future plans. Last but not least, the year 13 students had their say and reflected on their years at Golden Bay High School. Jeanine Taylor

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GOLDEN BAY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR CLOSING CEREMONY, 2019 – AWARDS LIST SPECIAL AWARDS. Dux, Xanthe Rose; Proxime Accessit, Fergus Zrinyi Morgan; M G S Charlton Plate for Citizenship, LudoPalffy; The Colin McDonald Award for Endeavour, Joshua Scotland; Kia Kaha Awards, Avdenture Racing; 1st in NZ: Tomo Clere, Kai Dodson, Kodie Dodson-Herron, April Ma’a, Jamal Murray, Shaye Oates, Jen Sampson, Marie Sampson. Equestrian; Miniature Horse inhand showing NZ: Natasha Wells. Equestrian; NZ National Pony Club Champion: Maia Schinkel. Squash: Kayla Harvey. SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS. Reilly Trust Leadership Challenge,Tomo, Clere; Returned Services Association Scholarship, Joshua Scotland; Altrusa Community Scholarship, Xanthe Rose; University of Otago Leaders of Tomorrow; University of Otago Dux Scholarship, Xanthe Rose ; McKee Charitable Trust Scholarship, Finn Bamford; Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology. Joshua Scotland; Sir Wallace Rowling Memorial Scholarship; Xanthe Rose, Altrusa Trust Community Scholarship: Xanthe Rose, Prime Minister’s Vocational Excellence Award: Mea Gray. SPORTS AWARDS. Senior Boys’ Swimming Champion, Finbar Lewis; Senior Girls’ Swimming; Alice Ogle, Senior Boys’ Athletic Champion, Tyler Palmer; Senior Girls’ Athletic Champion and Sprint Champion, Kayla Harvey; Sprint Champion Senior Boys’ Jordan White; Cross Country Champion, Kai Dodson; Senior Girls’ Cross Country Champion, Shaye Oates; Chamberlain Trophy for Commitment to Netball, Emma Harwood and Ellie Moyle; Sportswoman of the Year, Shaye Oates; Sportsman, Kai Dodson; Sportspersonship Kayla Harvey. NETWORK TASMAN AWARDS. Y13: Xanthe Rose, Fergus Zrinyi Morgan. Y12: Alex Heraud-Jones, Rory Patching. Y11: Todd Ward, Aidan Patching. SCHOOL AWARDS. Whaowhia te Kete Mātauranga Trophy for Excellence in Social Sciences, Fergus Zrinyi Morgan ; Manawhenua ki Mohua Trust Trophy for Contribution to Māori within School, Ihaka Griffith; TAG Trophy for Visual Arts, Alex Heraud-Jones; Alex Renton Memorial Trophy, Ludo Palffy; GBHS Arts Award, Poppy Ellis, He Kaitaiaki O Te Taiao - Greenager of the Year Award, Shaye Oates. LEVEL 3 FIRST IN CLASS. Holly Thomas, Outdoor Education (Outdoor Pursuits Trophy). Poppy Ellis, Painting. Finn Bamford, Calculus; Physics. Lily Cahusac, English. Finbar Lewis, Physical Education. Ellie Moyle, Gateway. Ludo Palffy, Classical Studies, English. Xanthe Rose, Biology; Chemistry (David Tunley Memorial Cup), History. Joshua Scotland, Geography. Fergus Zrinyi Morgan, Geography; Mathematics with Statistics. LEVEL 2 FIRST IN CLASS. Alex Heraud-Jones, Physics, Painting: Mathematics; Biology; Chemistry. Ella Mitchison, Classical Studies; History; English; Geography. Shaye Oates, Physical Education. Sequoia Osborne, Classical Studies. Rory Patching, Physics, Biology; Chemistry. Natasha Wells, Ready for Work. Tomo Clere, Chemistry. Poppy Ellis, Photography. April Ma'a, Gateway. Luan Martin, Tourism Studies. Lucas Rothwell, Outdoor Education. Jennifer Spooner, Hospitality. LEVEL 1 FIRST IN CLASS. Kaitlyn Carey, Maori. Aidan Patching, Science; Humanities. Briget Williams, Visual Art. Mo Balfour, Physical Education. Shanti Pentecost-Donnelly, Hospitality. Amber Thomason, English. Todd Ward, Mathematics; Building; Construction & Allied Trade Skills; Humanities.







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B O O K R E V I E W: Christmas reading and giving Always Song in the Water: An oceanic sketchbook

Gregory O’Brien takes his metaphorical dinghy to the edges of New Zealand— starting with a road trip to the far North—and then voyages out into the Pacific, to lead us into some underexplored territories of the South Pacific imagination, art and literature. O’Brien uses the work of Janet Frame, Ralph Hotere, Robin White, John Pule, Epeli Hau’ofa and others to see whether we can reimagine ourselves as an oceanic people on a small island in a big piece of water. O’Brien is invariably good company, and it is a pleasure to share his musings, discoveries and observations is this beautifully produced and illustrated volume. By Gregory O’Brien. $45.

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the power of storytelling. Moving seamlessly between worlds but never less than entirely believable, Elizabeth Knox makes the world within, beside or outside (whichever it is) the setting for the all-to-real dramas of human lives. Knox’s best book yet. by Elizabeth Knox. $35.


The gods in Myriad killed each other generations ago, but, from time to time, pieces of them can be found among the islands, and these pieces are highly valued for the powers they bring. When 15-year-old Hark finds the still-beating heart of a terrifying deity, his first thought is to use it to save the life of his best friend, Jelt. His second thought is to keep it out of the hands of smugglers, scientists, fanatics and dealers. Adventures pile upon adventures, but Hark feels himself slowly being transformed by the heart into some sort of monster. What will he sacrifice to save his friend? Another jaw-dropping novel from the author of The Lie Tree and A Skinful of Shadows. by Frances Hardinge. $25.

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Pāua restrictionsPAUA RULES FOR CHALLENGER AREA PAU3 (Canterbury) and PAU7 (Nelson/Marlborough) area Ordinary (Blackfoot) Paua

Rules • Use a flat blade tool to remove paua.

The recreational limit for pāua is changing in Canterbury, Marlborough, and Nelson** to ensure the fishery remains sustainable after the impacts of the Kaikōura earthquakes in 2016.

• Measure your catch before leaving the water.

The daily bag limit for pāua is being reduced from 10 to 5, and the accumulation limit from 20 pāua or 2.5kg of minced meat, to 10 pāua or 1.25kg of minced meat. This applies to both black-foot and yellowfoot pāua. These changes take effect on 12 December 2019 Minimum size: 125mm


The area from Marfells Beach to the Conway River* remains closed to the taking Ordinary (Blackfoot) Paua Rules of shellfish and seaweed species (excluding rock lobster and scampi). Yellowfoot Paua

Daily limit:

• Underwater breathing gear (UBA, scuba) is prohibited when taking or possessing paua

• Paua must remain in the shell until landed above the mean high water mark (includin from a boat).


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• When daily limits are accumulated the maximum number of paua that one person can have in their possession at any one tim is 20 paua or 2.5kgs shucked weight (shel removed). This possession limit applies everywhere including in the home.

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• TO When dailyOR limits are accumulated the FREE CALL 0800 4 POACHER (0800 476 224) TO REPORT ILLEGAL POACHING OR FISHING. ITYellowfoot IS ILLEGAL SELL TRADE YOUR CATCH. Pāua maximum number of paua that one person

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have in their possession at any one time Minimum:can 80mm Check the rules using our FREE services: is 20 paua or 2.5kgsrules, shucked weight (shell For the full recreational fishing visit your local office or check www.fisheries.govt.nz/rules removed). This possession limit applies Daily limit: 5 • Download our NZ Fishing Rules app by texting the word ‘app’ to 9889. everywhere including in theThe home. app works even when you have no coverage.

• Text the name of the species you are fishing for (e.g. rock lobster) to 9889 and receive legal size and bag limit via return text. IT IS ILLEGAL TO SELL OR TRADE YOUR CATCH. FREE CALL 0800 4 POACHER (0800 476 224) TO REPORT ILLEGAL POACHING FISHING. • VisitOR fisheries.govt.nz/rules or pop into your local office. For the full recreational fishing rules, visit your local office or check www.fisheries.govt.nz/rules


Fishing rules and restrictions change regularly and are different for each area – please check every time before you fish. It is illegal to sell or trade your catch. Call 0800 4 POACHER to report illegal fishing. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER 2019

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Pain and Glory (M)



Terminator: Dark Fate (R13)

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I’ve been privileged this year to see an inspiring list of often subtly nuanced and modestly budgeted films from all around the world. So it was with some surprise that I found myself buckling in for Ford v Ferrari, a “Boy’s Own” Hollywood story of the Ford motor company’s attempt to triumph over unbroken six-time winner Ferrari at the gruelling Le Mans race of 1966. I braced myself to feel like a gooseberry in this long and intense A-list actor “bromance”, set on testosterone-soaked 1960s racing tracks. Hazards ahead included the presence of merely one significant female character in this sea of mechanics’ overalls and corporate suits (the only other women with dialogue answer the phones), and a perilous oil slick of outdated anti-Italian sentiment. Frankly, I expected to spin off the track, or perhaps fail to find even first gear. Instead I found myself literally bending forward in my seat and leaning into the sharp corners of this fascinating tour of racing history. The deceptively simplistic title, Ford v Ferrari, shows hidden depths in its own ambiguity. It is left to the audience to decide whether this is a bitter contest between two cars, an ideological schism between two huge companies, or an overgrown playground tussle between Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari. The vain and ruthless depictions of these corporate giants leaves us little to identify with. This is really the story of automotive designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and his eventual friendship with maverick professional racer Ken Miles (Christian Bale). Damon has never been better as Shelby, a dry and laconic Texan forced to exchange a career as champion driver for race-car designing. Bale’s depiction of Miles is in complete contrast as the abrasively garrulous though supremely gifted English driver who settled his family in Los Angeles and rubs up against everyone he meets. Shelby is commissioned to build the revolutionary GT40 for Ford, and is able to look past Miles’s notoriously difficult personality to identify him as the only man capable of driving it to victory at Le Mans. But first, the two men’s own differences are ironed out in a farcical public scuffle which recalls Hugh Grant and Colin Firth’s hilariously inept battle from Bridget Jones’s Diary. Their friendship thus consummated, there are still endless obstacles to be overcome before even reaching the track. Predictably, Ford’s army of suited sycophants object to the troublesome Miles as being potentially damaging to their corporate image. But after an “all-American company man” replacement driver fails miserably in the GT40’s debut challenge an agreement is reached, which helps account for this film’s generous running time. Namely: To be allowed to compete at Le Mans, Miles must first win at Daytona. As expected, the ensuing racing action is tense, thrilling and loud, but the real spectator sport here is watching the fascinating interplay of Shelby and Miles with one another, and everybody else they encounter. The difficult issue of deplorable female (non)representation is almost singlehandedly counterbalanced by Catriona Balfe (Outlander) as Miles’s long-suffering wife, Mollie. It is an impressive and fiery performance; Mollie is capable of cowing the men who unflinchingly face potential oblivion on the racetrack. Even the potential xenophobia is resolved in one fleeting scene, where Enzo Ferrari shows himself to be by far the more honourable of the implacable motoring opponents. The outcome of Ford v Ferrari is a matter of historical record, but still holds unexpected twists and turns, including the major role which New Zealand played at Le Mans 1966. But, most surprising of all, this seemingly most manly of “buddy movies” is highly likely to provoke a tear or two before the final credits roll. Alistair Hughes THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER 2019

Sun 22


Ailo’s Journey (G)


Mrs Lowry and Son (PG)

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Reel Rock 14 (PG) $20/15 One Screening

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Frozen 2 (PG)


Fisherman’s Friends (M)


Terminator: Dark Fate (R13) (Final)

Bellbird (M) (NZIFF)


Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep (R16)

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Bellbird (M) (NZ International Film Festival) (Final)

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Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep (R16) (Final)

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Ailo’s Journey (G)

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Movie Descriptions AILO’S JOURNEY (G) Finland, France 1h26 In its first year of life, a small wild reindeer fights for survival in the harsh yet beautiful surrounding environment in this documentary narrated by Family Adventure, Doco Donald Sutherland.

BELLBIRD (M) NZ 1h36 Drama Hamish Bennett’s feature debut takes place in the heart of a small rural New Zealand town, where a tightknit farming community comes together after a tragic death. A story of loss, love and hope.

FISHERMEN’S FRIENDS (M) UK 1h42 Drama, Comedy A London music executive is pranked into signing a group of shanty-singing fishermen in this feel-good, fishy flick. An upbeat British comedy with a flavour of Ealing True Story Studios and The Full Monty.

KNIVES OUT (M) USA 2h10 Comedy, Mystery Daniel Craig investigates the murder of the patriarch of a quirky and dysfunctional family in this fab star-studded ensemble whodunnit. He soon sifts through a web of red herrings to uncover the truth.

FROZEN 2 (PG) USA 1h43 Family, Animated Anna is content in her Nordic k i n g d o m o f Aren d e l l e, hanging out with her sister, her boyfriend Kristoff, and her magical snowman friend Olaf. Elsa, on the other hand, is feeling an itch. PAIN AND GLORY (M) Spain 1h53 Drama Pedro Almodóvar reunites with Antonio Banderas (Best Actor at Cannes 2019) & Penélope Cruz in a reflection on cinema, art, family, love and sexual awakening.

MRS LOWRY AND SON (PG) UK 1h31 Drama, Art, Biopic Artist L.S. Lowry (Timothy Spall) pursues his artistic ambitions to the chagrin of his domineering mother (Vanessa Redgrave) in this British drama based on the stage play of the same name.

STEPHEN KING’S DOCTOR SLEEP (R16) USA 2h32 Horror The sequel to the 1980 Stanley Kubrick psychological horror opus. A now-adult Dan Torrance (Ewan McGregor) must protect a young girl with similar powers as his from a cult known as the True Knots.

REEL ROCK 14 (PG) USA Doco, Rock Climbing, Short Films In a battle for El Cap’s coveted Nose speed record, rock legends go head to head. A highball bouldering ace flexes her guns and tests her nerves well into the nofall zone. TERMINATOR: DARK FATE (R13) USA 2h08 Action, Sci-Fi Follow up to T2: Judgment Day. More than two decades have passed since Sarah Connor prevented Judgment Day, changed the future, and re-wrote the fate of the human race. And Arnie’s back!

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The Bay’s sports teams and community groups will now be able to keep cool and dry when out and about. All they have to do is book the use of a brand new aluminium-framed gazebo via the Rec Centre office. And there’s no charge, says recreation manager Abbie Langford. “It’s free to hire for all sports teams and community groups.” The $2500 shelter was donated through Rural Service Centre’s Community Grants scheme. RSC’s general manager Dave Egan says it will be ideal for sports competitions and other events. “All the other clubs and schools outside the Bay have got them, but our guys had nothing at all.” Measuring around 3 metres square and emblazoned with “Takaka” and “Collingwood” in large letters, the mini marquee is ideal for staking out a patch of Golden Bay territory on foreign playing fields. Abbie says the weather-proof structure is both versatile

and simple to use. “It has side panels so it can be used for changing; it’s also easy to put up and will fit in a stationwagon. It’s a real community asset.” The Rec Centre’s RSC grant is one of hundreds distributed across the Bay over the years, says Dave. “More than 200 groups have benefited; we want to spread it around.” And he says demand from the community is always high. “Twice a year, we receive between 35 and 60 applications. We have a committee that decides who gets what – but it must benefit a group in the Bay.” Standing under the new gazebo, Abbie says she is eager for this benefit to be realised. “We are keen to see it used.” The Community gazebo can be booked through the Rec Centre, by phone on:- 525 9237 or email: recreation@ recparkcentre.co.nz Jo Richards

Trivia tribute to retiring librarian A recent entertaining performance at the Takaka Library was part of a tribute to Tish Potter, who is retiring as head librarian after 11 years. The “Three Mustered Steers”, aka “Robinos” Manson, “Geoffros” Rennison and “Alanos” Swafford delivered up a “tirade of totally tasteless trivia” last week. After a previous occasion when they were asked to fill in for a scheduled but absent speaker, the men shot to fame as Golden Bay’s new comic trio. It was not surprising the library called on them again to hold the floor. Tish, on welcoming the packed audience and bearing a clutch of tissues, said she had no idea why her speakers were called “Mustered Steers” with Mexican, Italian and Spanish names, but claimed they were experts in their field – “in agriculture for the aged, geology for geriatrics and music for methuselahs.” It soon became clear the tissues would not be needed—apart for mopping up tears of mirth. Alanos warned that some content may offend, and since all three had had tissue recently removed from their left ears for a condition “quite contagious, especially spread by hot air”, he also warned of a similar risk to the audience. Past library staff firstly praised Tish as “one of a kind”, “truly a nerd when it came to the word” and a “wonderful, indescribable treasure.” Former colleague Jo Pomeroy said libraries were supposed to be a place of sanctuary and welcome. “I feel that Tish has really achieved that in this library; it’s a place people like to be, and meet friendly welcoming staff and their friends; it’s a great achievement.” A rousing round of “You Are My Sunshine” followed before Geoffros delivered his own fictitious “potted history” of Tish’s library service and various embarrassing moments of his own. Robinos spoke of his “ear to the ground” Saturday-night alien encounter with stygofauna, which were having their own tribute party for Tish down in the aquifer. Alanos’s poem about Joyce, the stereotypical disciplinarian librarian, and his Library Lady Blues, and yet more Irish jokes

Tish shares a laugh with a large crowd at the library before handing over to the ‘Three Mustered Steers’. Photo Anita Peters.

and yarns were spun before the allotted hour was up. By then nearly anything brought on contagious laughter. Like: “What do you call an allergic librarian?” A Tish! “One that looks like a Grecian urn?” Pottery! Anita Peters THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER 2019

Kerbside collections for Christmas and New Year Christmas Day falls on a Wednesday this year so there will be no changes to kerbside collections in Golden Bay.






Please place your recycling bins and bags on the roadside in a location where our drivers can see them clearly. If you leave the area prior to collection day or have extra, you can drop your official rubbish bags and recycling at any Resource Recovery Centre free of charge. Make sure you do not overfill your recycling bin or glass crate, or it will not be collected. If you need a second crate for glass, you can buy one from a Council office or Resource Recovery Centre for $20. Because this is a busy time of year our contractor will have extra vehicles on the road and will be starting early. Please remember to have your rubbish and recycling out by 7.00 am and please take care when passing our collection vehicles.


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Unwashed recycling

PLEASE PUT ALL YOUR RUBBISH AND RECYCLING OUT BY 7.00 AM Resource Recovery Centre opening hours Changes to opening hours Our Resource Recovery Centres will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, but otherwise open as normal. Takaka Resource Recovery Centre 45 Scott Road, Takaka Monday – Friday 8.30 am to 4.00 pm Saturday / Sunday 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Collingwood Resource Recovery Centre 93 Bainham-Collingwood Road, Collingwood Monday – Sunday 9.00 am – 12 noon

Tasman District Council | Takaka Office 78 Commercial Street Takaka Phone 03 525 0020 Hours 8.00 am to 4.30 pm



SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro GOLF 7 December. Par: R Westrupp +2, R Bodger & L Davidson - all square. Closest to pins: 3/12 & 9/18 R Heuvel, 8/17 R Westrupp. Twos: R Heuvel. ROGAINE Sunday 1 December. 52 teams at Canaan Downs. 1st, 2220 points, The invisible hippos! Nathan and Jessie Fa’avae. 2nd, 2140, Georgia Whitla; 3rd, 1870, Jamal and Ryan; 4th, 1890, Fungainers - Wendy and GV and Sally Latimore; 5th,1750, Motueka Adventure racers Riley and Johnny; 6th, 1650, Lost Control - Jodie and Leanne; 7th, 1450, Mohua Madness Pippa, Amelia and Anya; 8th=, 1430, The Malthi, Steve, Katie and Libby; 8th=, 1430, Team Marlborough Mondo and Angus; 10th, 1400, Mum made me do it...Lani and Mum; 11, 1390, Jodie’s Minions, Hannah, Jade &Yaz; 12, 1340, Martin Strelka; 13, 1260, Rachael Voyce & Helen Chittenden; 14, 1240, Shortcutz - Serena Hobson & Kylie Anticich; 15, 1160, Takaka Tigers - Frankie and Karliyn; 16, 1130, Daphne; 17=, 1110, Richard English; 17=, 1110, Springless Chickens minus 1 - Lisa Anderson and Megan Whitaker; 17=, 1110, Cone of Silence (Alison McDonald & Yvonne Daly); 20, 1050, Raymond Nicholson; 21, 1040, Val Rogers; 22, 1020, Tomo and Kai; 23, 1000, Flower Power, Zefa and Simon...More Motueka Adventure racers; 24, 980, Loose Company - Andy Corbin & Dave Loose; 25, 970, Run Like the Winded, Cheryl Monahan, Mike McDougall, Emma Garard, Michelle Collins; 26, 900, Rob; 27, 890, The Scenic Route - Michael and Dianna; 28, 880, Sidling’s for Sheep; 29, 850, A&E&A - Amy and EmaThornborrow and Archie Darwin; 30, 830, Team Tinkler, Mary, David, Ollie and Georgie; 31, 820, Y Nots - Kara, Mel and Georgina; 32, 720, Irene Firestone with: Madison Turner, Eva, Ellie, Riley, Teresa, Tiana, Maria, Esme; 33, 670, French Toast - Manu and Alexis; 34, 540, TNT - Young Motueka Adventure racers - Tide and Nika; 35, 500, Rod Harry; 36, 480, Kye and April; 37=, 470, Carmyn and Co; 37=, 470, Trail Blazers Tegan and Janek ...Even more Motueka Adventure racers; 39, 460, Eva Mrazikova; 40, 450, Perry Turner with Charlotte and Isabelle Turner; 41, 290, The Bois - Oliver, Rhys and Chris; 42, 230, Free Endorphins - Marianne Burdon &Michelle Robinson; 43, Penny and Marina; 44, Simon; 48, Wayne; 51, 2Explore - Mark Rayward; 54, Ilya and Sophie; 55, Kim and Jane; Angela Magnall and Sheridan Brereton. Late: Team RAB - Kyla, Charlie & Riley; still more Motueka Adventure racer; Jelly Beans - Wendy Gaby, Kathy Page, Joy James, Sarah Page.

LEARNING / Akonga / Huarahi ako/mahi SPANISH. Ph 021 211 1339, spanish.in.goldenbay@gmail. com

PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui CAFÉ to lease: On Commercial Street Takaka. Possession 1 January 2020. Details on request. Ph 020 4111 2626. CURIOUS about Quakers? Come and check us out. Ph Jude 524 8291. <www.quaker.org.nz>

GB Riding For Disabled would like to thank everyone who has donated to us in anyway with volunteering, funds, donations. We appreciate your ongoing support. We have been fortunate to be able to buy two new horses and upgrade the arena. We wish you all a Merry Xmas. COLLINGWOOD AREA SCHOOL would like to acknowledge the ongoing support of Golden Bay RSA who every year donate a scholarship to a deserving senior student. This year it went to Indra Hurst. Thank you for your continuing support.

SPECIAL $80 DISTRIBUTION TO BENEFICIARIES After many years of posting out cheques to our beneficiaries, we will now pay this money to you as a credit on your power bill for the second time. If you were connected to the Network Tasman distribution system as at midnight on 14 November 2019, you should receive this credit by Christmas, although the timing will vary depending on your billing cycle with your energy retailer. As in previous years, this distribution is not liable for tax or GST. If you have any questions, please contact the Secretary’s Office on 0800 827 878 or visit our website www.networktasman.co.nz/distribution AGM NOTICES

RECENT AGM / Hui ā tau - Nō nā tata nei

MOHUA Social Services AGM, Thursday 19 December, 5.30pm, Golden Bay Community Centre. Community members are warmly invited. RSVP would be helpful. Ph 525 9728 or email maria@mohuasocialservices.org.nz.

ORGANISATIONS may have their committee members’ names printed in this column for free only if emailed to admin@gbweekly.co.nz

TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga ACCOUNTANT. Long-standing market leader with unbeatable professional qualifications and experience. Warn & Associates, ph 525 9919. ACCOUNTANT and tax advisor. All Inland Revenue returns filed for big and small businesses and individuals. Selfemployed and rental property reports prepared. Day and evening appointments available. Ph Susan Ayton Shaw 929 7507 or email taxayton@gmail.com

AFFORDABLE Carpentry Services. Ph Rick 027 919 1326. ALL your garden needs, ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. References available. ANDY CLARK ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, available from mid January for any building design or consent needs. Ph 525 9228. ARBORIST. Certified. The Tree Doctor, all aspects of tree care. Free quotes. Ph Chris 021 0264 7942. ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580. CAR transporter trailer with winch for hire. Ph 020 4167 1519. CARS, 4WD, caravans removed. Will buy some models. Ph 020 4167 1519.

CARS wanted. Will pick up for free (some conditions apply). Motueka Auto Parts. Ph 03 528 9576. CHIMNEY cleaning, handyman, Dennis Sage ph 027 873 0726.

ROCKVILLE Museum Summer Steam-up and early settlers’ machinery and action day (at the old dairy factory). Sunday 29 December, 10am-3pm.

CITRUS pruning. Soil testing. Permaculture design. Organic gardening advice/mentoring. Edible landscaping. Sol Morgan, GroWise Consultancy, ph 027 514 9112.

TAKAKA Citizens’ Band raffle. Many thanks to the GB community for supporting our raffles on Friday 29 November. Results are: Christmas hamper: Joy Papps, firewwod: Dorrie Cowan. Thank you.

COMPUTER and smartphone sales, repairs and solutions. Supporting all Windows and Apple products. Conveniently located at 65 Commercial Street or available by appointment on 027 831 4156.

ALCOHOLICS Anonymous. If you want to drink that’s your business. If you want to stop we can help. Meeting Thursdays 7pm, Catholic Church Hall. Ph 0800 229 6757.

COMPUTER services. GBTech, experienced technical support for Golden Bay since 2012. Ph Warwick 027 814 2222.

FRESH FM needs your help. Are you willing to host a fundraising event to support local radio? Or help run one? We’re a Charitable Trust – a $30 donation on our website freshfm.net is tax deductible. Email Maureen: takaka@ freshfm.net or ph 525 8779, 027 335 1395. GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays.


In 2019 the lifecycle of global plastic production – from extraction to disposal – was equivalent to the impact on the climate of 189 500 megawatt coal-fired power stations. By 2050 the global plastic footprint will be equivalent to 615 coal plants running at full capacity. Report/ Center for International Environmental Law


ELECTRONICS repairs: Cell phones, computers, radios, TVs, HiFi and more! Ph 027 246 2432. ELECTRICIANS. Fuse Electrical Golden Bay. Ready to solve all your electrical needs. Ph Thomas 525 9300, 027 788 8500.

FREEVIEW satellite TV. Ph 027 246 2432. GARDENING services. Ph Carlos 027 751 9730. GB CHIMNEY SWEEPING, SPIDER AND FLY SPRAYING Ph 524 8795 or 027 434 5405

Marg 525 9698, 027 222 5499, goldenbaystorage@gmail. com

GREEN Grass Accounting. MYOB Partner and Xero Certified. Local accountant providing business and personal accounting services. Ph Robert 029 775 6459 or email robert@greengrassaccounting.co.nz. GREENREAPER. Property maintenance, landscape and garden designs. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. References available. HEAT PUMP INSTALLATION, sales, servicing. Competitive pricing. Ph Dave McKay 027 404 4740 or 525 8538. LAWNMOWING. Pakawau, Bainham, Takaka to Wainui. Ph N Shaw 525 7597, 027 212 4020. niallshaw_6@hotmail.com LUXAFLEX® blinds, sunscreen, blockout and translucent. Sheers, linens, velvets. Sunteen, blockout and dimout liners, upholstery fabrics. Imagine designs ph 027 440 0071. ORANGE Rentals have rental cars, trailers and a furniture trailer available for hire. Ph 027 337 7147. PAINTER. Experienced, friendly and reliable. Ph Rob Perry 525 6001, 021 0222 3237.

PAINTING. Quality, efficient service, available now. Ph Luca Borrelli 022 086 1842. PENINSULA Plasterers for all your interior plastering needs. No job too small. Quality assured. 20+ years’ experience. For a free quote ph Craig 027 472 4376. PORTABLE BANDSAW MILLING. Ph Tim 524 8997, 027 714 4232.

SEPTIC TANKS EMPTIED. Ph Chris 525 9153. SEWING SERVICE, NEEDLES, THREADS, WOOL, BEADS. Stitch ‘n Sew ph 525 8177. STORAGE /container hire. Your place (anywhere) or mine (Takaka). Ph Cheryl at Orange Mechanical Ltd 525 9991. TAKAKA Self Storage, Commercial Street. Have containers (new) available. Excellent security, cameras etc. Ph 525 6181. TREE removal, confined area felling, chipping, chipper hire. Fully insured. Ph 525 7597, 027 212 4020. WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726.


GIBSTOPPING /coving (NCPB qualified). Local friendly service. Ph Rob McDonald Plastering, 027 712 2552. GOLDEN BAY DIGGER HIRE 1.7 tonne. Ph 027 713 0684

GOLDEN BAY ROOFING. Re-roof, repairs, maintenance. goldenbayroofing@yahoo.com, ph 027 395 0037. GOLDEN Bay Storage, Takaka. Dry, safe, secure, alarmed, insurance approved. Furniture trailer available. Ph Rob and



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HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora 027 338 9504, lollydadleymoore@gmail.com MASSAGE: Bowen, zero balancing, Kinesiology, $50 treatments! Ph Thomas 022 160 9101. MASSAGE and trigger point therapy for chronic muscular pain, dysfunction, sports performance. Specialising in unresolved muscular pain. 20 years’ experience. Ph Paul 027 772 7334, 54 Commercial Street.

Golden Bay Scaffold Ltd 027 525 6969

ORTHOBIONOMY®, help body realign and balance from within. Ph Susan 525 9795.

Servicing all Top of the South from Murchison to Blenheim and in between. Owner operator with many years of experience.

ANDREW BRADLEY - 027 5899 995 - 03 525 7577

REFLEXOLOGY: Relaxing and balancing. For an appointment ph/txt Ariane Wyler 021 02 607 607. SIMON Jones: Counselling, mediation, coaching. 28 years’ experience. Member NZAC. Ph 525 8542.

206 East Takaka Road R.D.1 Takaka 7183 moo.cows@farmside.co.nz

NEW PREMISES: 33 King Edward Street Opposite Motueka Farm Machinery

YOUR LOCAL Equipment Specialist

Freeview® TV, Satellite dish installs and repairs, Internet networking fixes, energy efficiency consults. Everything electrical.


Ph/txt David 0274 333 459

For all Mowers, Chainsaws, Trimmers, and Blowers Sales and Service Ph Kerry 0272 242 085 │ 03 528 0233 Kerry@lifestylecentre.nz

In the Bay weekly - FREE pick up and delivery

Private clinic with Registered Nurse every Friday at Removal Golden Bay Community Health

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T.H.R.I.V.E Therapies: naTuropathy, colon Hydrotherapy, Herbal medicine, Reflexology, Iridology, detox & rejuVenation Programs. Ph Shanti: 021 056 7548, thrive.therapies@gmail.com, Aroha Health Spa 525 8870, www.thrivetherapies.co.nz. “Health is our Greatest Wealth” Readings with Master Reader Nate

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Reiki Master: healer & teacher

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Grant Watson

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Mondays, and Thursday mornings Ph: 027 370 6472 Email: wattie18@outlook.com

How Can We Help?

HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora ACUPUNCTURE: Lynne Cooper providing private and ACC injury treatments. 54 Commercial Street. Ph/txt 027 221 0045. AMELIORATE - Emma Sutherland. Massage (therapeutic/ relaxation) and Reiki. Your first one-hour booking just $35. Ph 027 487 2639. www.ameliorate.nz ANEL BAKER Physiotherapy at 22 Meihana Street, Takaka. Tuesdays (AH available), Wednesdays and Fridays. Ph/txt for an appointment 021 053 4337. AROHA Health Spa. Massage, advanced clinical massage, myofascial release, hot stone and relaxation, infrared sauna, spa bath, facials, holistic health and more. Open every day, except Monday, from 9.30am, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. Ph 525 8870.

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Takaka: 22 Meihana St. Ph 021 106 8461. Dr Rowan G Miller, Chiropractor BSc, BSc (Chiro), MNZCA. ACC Registered

Healing with Grace &

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CAROLYN Simon Craniosacral therapist, naturopath, medical herbalist. Personalised flower essences. Ph 525 8544, text 027 483 5865. MOTUEKA

COMPLETE Healthcare with NIS by Neurolink, using neuroscience principles to achieve optimum health. 2019 Masters series. Practitioner Anne Michell. Ph 525 8733 or 027 751 7970. HAIR REVOLUTION. Excellence in hairdressing, waxing and facials. Feel beautiful. Ph 525 9898. IRIDOLOGY readings, herbal medicine, Reflexology, Reiki. Lisa Williams, ph 525 6150, txt 027 451 9797, www. goldenbayiridology.com

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JAPANESE MASSAGE FOR WOMEN: Deep tissue, aromatherapy massage, 20+ years’ of experience, in Collingwood. Discounted first treatment - 40% off=$80 (normally $130) for two hours. Gift vouchers available. Please txt Minnie for bookings 027 820 1008. KINESIOLOGY. For an appointment ph/txt Mark Bonar 027 588 2462. LOLLY Dadley-Moore, Craniosacral Therapist. Ph 15

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko


showroom next to GB Glass.

BARISTA and café staff required over the summer season. Palmville Café, Wainui. Please email CV to renee_bomer@ yahoo.com.au

CLOTHING sale. Golden Bay Animal Welfare fundraiser. Saturday 14, 10am -2pm, Anglican Hall. GARAGE sale. 14 to 17 December, 2/754 Abel Tasman Drive Pohara, 24/7. House lot. Lots of furniture, whiteware, cloth, paintings, embroidery, books, kitchenware, clothes, linen, all for sale at good prices.

Season’s Greetings

GARAGE sale. 2 Sandridge Terrace, Pohara, Saturday 14 December from 8am. Queen brass bed ends, side tables and household goods. Builder’s tools, nail guns, compressor, spray guns. Boating gear, water skis, life jackets. 150mm buzzer, horizontal drill on stand, nuts, bolts, etc. BBQ and some sway bars.

Our busy dental practice is expanding with an additional dentist and a dental technician (in-house denture service).

GARAGE SALE - FINAL. Everything must go. Feary Crescent, Saturday 14 December, signs out 8am.

We are looking for a diligent and reliable team player, who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. Flexibility is an advantage as one Saturday a month and one late evening a week of work is required.

From the team

GARAGE sale. Saturday, 10am-1pm. Furniture, fridge, vacuum, household items. 195 McCallum Rd.

Please note a change in our hours over the holiday period:

THIS CHRISTMAS, GIVE THE GIFT of their own choosing! Gift vouchers available at AMIKA.

If you have an accident or are in need of urgent care

Urgent Care appointments only:

TREE Tops Furniture, sale at market on Saturday. Ph 0274 SCULPT.

Please note additional surcharge applies

FIREWOOD: Douglas pine, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348.

26th December 2019 – 6th January 2020

Open again for appointments as normal from: 7th January 2020 Call us on 0800 PhysEx (749 739) for further information or to book your appointment. Yours in Health The PhysEx Team

SLASH your electricity bill. Install a grid-connect PV system. Professional design and install. Ph Paul Stocker, Azimuth Renewables, 525 6019. BUILDING or renovating? AES Wastewater Treatment system: No power, 20-year warranty, supplying NZ from Golden Bay. www.et.nz, ph 525 9020.

PEACHES now available at Puramahoi.


BOAT, 2008 Stabicraft, 5.5m, 115 Suzuki four-stroke motor, 190 hours. Ph 027 450 2309.

Inga Schmidt

HEIFER grazing available, $8 per head/per week, experienced. Ph James 524 8031.

021 180 7789

GOLDEN Bay Glass. In Collingwood every Thursday. Ph 525 7274.

MSc (Chiro), DC, MNZCA

Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St

www.healthfocus.co.nz ACC registered

Golden Bay Dental Centre

Parapara Organics SEEDLING SALE All tomato and capsicum plants $1 each! Chilli plants $2.50 each at the Saturday Market inTakaka

We, therefore, have 1 full-time dental assistant/receptionist position available. (34-40 hours a week). We operate from 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Full training will be provided for the right candidate and the committed candidate will have the opportunity to undertake the NZDA Dental Assistant certification course. Please email CV to info@goldenbaydental.co.nz or drop your CV at 120 Commerical Street Takaka.

PROPERTY WANTED / Rawa hiahia SINGLE, mature male looking for permanent accommodation. Must have bush setting. Have references. Ph 020 4120 0710. ACCOMMODATION, long term. Single professional woman in full-time employment seeks long-term accommodation in Takaka township or the Clifton/Pohara area. Seeking a warm, light and airy two- to three-bedroom house in good condition. Has excellent references. Ideally would like to move in soon but willing to wait until the end of the summer period if necessary. Please ph 027 747 0887 (after 5pm workdays) or on weekends. LOCAL carpenter looking to rent garage-sized (minimum) workspace within 15 minutes of town, and inside or outside space for storing wood. Open to shared space. Ph Tristan Girdwood 020 4035 0485.

PROPERTY AVAILABLE / Rawa watea WORK premises, Takaka town, long term. Ph 027 503 3435.


Launch of 10th Edition of the Agreement for Sale and Purchase


ACC Registered

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027 732 4476


Purchase any NEXGARD SPECTRA or NEXGARD chewables to enter

Tuesdays & Fridays

Prize drawn 23.12.19

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) is today warning consumers that they can no longer use finance clauses to pull out of a property purchase. Under the changes to the finance condition purchasers will now be required to provide evidence if they can’t raise finance. Evidence might include a letter or email from the purchaser’s bank confirming that finance has been declined. "This is a significant change to the sale and purchase agreement and it’s imperative that consumers understand the implications as if they can’t provide evidence they can’t raise the finance, they could be forced to proceed with the purchase or face other legal action by the vendor," says REINZ Chief Executive Bindi Norwell. "It’s also essential that anyone looking to purchase a property takes legal advice and talks to their financial provider so that they understand exactly what they’re signing or else the implications are pretty significant." Other changes made to the sale and purchase include:

WANTED / Hiahia LARGE second-hand fridge/freezer with one-third freezer space. Ph 525 8089. HANDY dog suitable for dairy stock. Prepared to pay for the right dog. Ph 525 8089.

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko WAIMANGA Firewood. Get ready for next winter, old man pine available, freshly cut and split. We are now taking orders so don’t miss out. Ph Don 021 116 8654, Gail 027 451 5407 or message me on Facebook. PEACHES now available at Puramahoi. CURTAIN tracks: quality strong steel, 10 colours, 3cm and 5cm brackets, also double track systems. Ph Tracey at Imagine designs 027 440 0071, or call in and view our 16

BOOKS WANTED Taking books now for our Book Sale fundraiser on: Sat. 4th January Ph 525 8453

• An optional toxicology report condition is included on the front page and in the general terms • A detailed process to resolve compensation disputes between vendors and purchasers has been added • Fixtures' and ‘chattels’ have been removed and replaced with new definitions and warranties • The GST clauses have been revised • The timeframe in which deposits may be released has been clarified • References to fax machines have been removed • Tenancy documents to be provided by the vendor on the settlement date • Various other changes to language and formatting. “The last time changes of this scale were made to the sale and purchase agreement was seven years ago so it’s a really important that Billy Kerrisk anyone looking to buy a house understands Licensed Agent REAA 2008 the elements of these changes that impact consumers directly,” concludes Norwell. Level 1, 11 Buxton Lane, Takaka | Office 03 525 7219 | 027 608 5606 | www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz


A GARDENERS FOOD BASKET This 3 bedroom sun-drenched home is well designed to make the most of the northerly aspect. The picture windows frame magnificent views of Little Ray of Giving the garden and farmland beyond - you can even see the sea in the distance. Located 10 mins drive from Takaka and 5 mins from Patons Your small gift can make the biggest difference to local Rock beach the perfectatlocation for a coastal lifestyle. With families whothis areisstruggling this expensive timecountry of a sleepout/studio, double garage and plenty of other utility sheds. My year. clientChristmas has purchased you for be the lucky ones enjoying the Our tree iselsewhere, up and iswill ready your presents. Please in yourlater unwrapped donation prior fruits ofdrop his labours this summer? Contact Billytoto16th view.

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appointment withthis agent Viewing: Be part ofBysharing the love Christmas. www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20917 STEPPING STONE TO DREAM HOME Why buy old? When you can build new! Lot 1 and Lot 2 of Rototai Road is your chance to purchase, developed and ready to build land. With services to the boundary, and close by to the beach, town and schools, this means practicality at its best. If you’re in the market to buy, building could be the stepping stone to your dream home. Lot 1 - 967m2 and Lot 2 - 899m2.

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Rototai Road, Lot 1 - 2

582 Takaka Collingwood Highway, Takaka A GARDENERS FOOD BASKET This 3 bedroom sun-drenched home is well designed to make the most of the northerly aspect. The picture windows frame magnificent views of the garden and farmland beyond - you can even see the sea in the distance. Located 10 mins drive from Takaka and 5 mins from Patons Rock beach this is the perfect location for a coastal country lifestyle. With a sleepout/studio, double garage and plenty of other utility sheds. My client has purchased elsewhere, will you be the lucky ones enjoying the fruits of his labours later this summer? Contact Billy to view. Priced to sell: $598,000 Viewing: By appointment with agent www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20917

Level 1, 11 Buxton Lane, Takaka | Office 03 525 7219 | 027 608 5606 | www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz | Billy Kerrisk For All Your Property Management & Rental Requirements Shona Martin, Property Manager

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EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē TOTOS CAFÉ & PIZZERIA. Open Sundays, weather permitting, from 10am to 5pm. Ph 039 707 934, Totaranui hill.

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Open for evening meals (2019/20 season) Menu 2019/20 (bookings essential)

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a ginger miso dressing and a basmati and quinoa mix. Beetroot kimchi and a crunchy salad with orange menu. Open 7 days, 9am-4.30pm. Ph 525 7251. and mint $37.00 Property Maintenance & Assistance We offer total house cleaning, water blasting, lawn mowing

ARCHWAY CAFÉ, open for the season. Closed Tuesdays. and moreTue Lamb fillets with chargrilled Mediterranean vegetables and a salsa verde. Nutty quinoa and mesclun salad $37.00 Located beside the car park at Wharariki Beach. Experience Our Hands On Roasted Beef Rump with chimmichurri drizzle (Mexican herb Approach & Call Us Today BRIGAND CAFÉ. Open 7 days from 11am. Providers of great Wed ShonaTakaka. Martin | Propertydressing). ManagerSpicy potato and kumara crush. Avocado cream and food and live entertainment. 90 Commercial Street, a mixed salad with a sun-dried tomato dressing $37.00 Ph 525 9636. P 0800 4 shona (74662)| M 021 217 8959

Thu Malaysian fish baked in a rendang marinade with cashew COLLINGWOOD TAVERN. Open 7 days, 9.30am till late. E shona@shonasrentals.co.nz coconut sauce. Cardamom jasmine rice, fruity salsa and a Takeaways, bottle store, bar and bistro. Ph 524 8160. summer salad $35.00 www.shonasrentals.co.nz COURTHOUSE CAFÉ Collingwood. Open 8am-4pm. Pizzas Fri Venison Fillet with boysenberries and a parsnip and potato gratin. Salad of mesclun, apples, fennel and orange pickle with Saturday nights, 5-8pm. Ph 524 8194. hazelnut dressing $38.00 CURRY LEAF. Open 7 days, 11.30am til late. Chef-made Sat Lamb Fillets with Chraimeh (an Eastern spiced tomato sauce). food, takeaway prices. Ph 525 8481. Phone orders welcome. Creamy pumpkin/kumara with dukkha sprinkle and a nutty DANGEROUS KITCHEN. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, open couscous salad with whipped feta $38.00 7 days from 9am till 8.30pm. For bookings and takeaways Sun Slow-cooked Beef Fillet topped with mixed mushrooms and ph 525 8686. parmesan crisp. Roasted root vegetables. Mesclun salad with beetroot, blue cheese and walnut dressing $38.00 DE-LISH DELICATESSEN. Sumptuous, delicious food.

Lunches, catering, coffee, chocolate, cheeses and epicure items. Eat-in or take out. Downtown Takaka. Ph 525 7111.

GARDEN SANCTUARY CAFÉ at Aroha Health Spa. Organic coffee, herbal teas, fresh juices, light meals and treats. Open every day, except Monday and Friday, from 9.30am, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. KOTARE SANDS, Christmas Eve Buffet, 24 December from 5pm, all the trimmings, $45pp. Limited numbers, book now. For all the details and bookings, ph 525 7678. OLD SCHOOL CAFÉ, Pakawau. 4pm-late Thursday, Friday. 11am-late Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Ph 524 8457. RATANUI LODGE. Elegant dining and Premium NZ gin bar in Pohara. Open for dining Wednesday-Sunday, 6pm-8pm. Set-course menu changes daily and reservations essential by 12pm. www.ratanuilodge.com/menu, ph 525 7998.

ROOTS BAR. Open 7 days, 11am-late. Gourmet wild burgers, open fire, good beer, good people. Ph 525 9592. STRAYBURGER: Burgers, salads, meals, shakes and more. Open 11am till late, Wednesday to Sunday, at The Telegraph Hotel. TAKAKA INFUSION, teahouse and bakery. Quality breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, European-style breads, espresso coffees, pastries and cakes. 30 Commercial St. Ph 525 7294. THE MUSSEL INN. Open 7 days, 11am til late. TOTALLY ROASTED, wood-fired pizzas are back. Dine in or takeaway, Fridays from 4 till 8pm. Ph 525 9396. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER 2019

All meals include a bread and olive oil starter. Vegetarian and gluten-free options on request. Half portions for children available. A choice of freshly-made desserts is available every night. Dinner is served at 7pm. Bookings essential until 4pm. We are fully licensed.

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coffee, lunch, beers, burgers, dinner, wine, fire, beers, lunch, beers, burgers 11am - late - 7 days a week - All meals available takeaway -

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OPEN 7 DAYS FROM 10AM New Summer Menu Seafood Dishes Pool Table Great Staff

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See you all soon, Steven, Steve and the Crew

BAR OPEN! Every Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm Plus platters and dessert Excellent food, wine, beers, service and views :)

Call 524 8692 or email info@zatori.co.nz





Friday nights 4 to 8pm Takeaways available too. Ph 525 9396. 17

GALLERIES / Whakakitenga

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere


Fine Landscape Paintings - Reproduction Giclee Prints Studio Gallery of Peter Geen

LATER EVENTS ROCKVILLE MUSEUM SUMMER STEAM-UP and early settlers’ machinery and action day (at the old dairy factory). Sunday 29 December, 10am-3pm.

GB WEEKLY DEADLINE FOR 3 JANUARY EDITION is very early - Monday 23 December at 12pm. The office is closed from 24 December, reopening Monday 6 January 2020. Email: admin@gbweekly.co.nz

76 Boyle Street (Golf Course Rd) Clifton, Takaka. Ph 525 7007. Open 10am-5pm. www.earthseagallery.com

CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAYS SACRED Heart Catholic faith community Takaka celebrate Mass on Sundays at 5pm, behind the historic church building in the former Catholic Hall. A warm welcome to all. Xmas Mass is on Xmas Day at 5pm. CHRISTIAN Church of Golden Bay. Wednesday night service 7pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall. Pastors Jason and Teresa Brough ph 525 9971. Pastor Carol Robinson ph 525 8396. Senior Pastor Phil Baker ph 525 8396. GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them each Sunday, 10am at Takaka and 4.45pm at Collingwood. ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for morning worship at 10am. Rev Dr Don Fergus. Sermon: “GPS not required…it’s impossible to get lost on this road”

Sunday Service 10 am Includes Kids program

Friday Night Youth

All Welcome 


During Term time Contact Jessica 0210536890

Pastor: Rodney Watson 0275114266 93 Commercial St, Takaka. www.godunlimited.org

Ph: 5259 265


Kahurangi Christian Church

Kahurangi Christian Church

Celebration Sunday : 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays each month, 10:30am at Anglican Hall, Haven Rd, Collingwood. Ph Robin & Lauren Swafford 524 8498.

WELCOMES you to join us for

Community Connection: 2nd & 4th Sundays in various


formats & localities. Ph Rowan Miller 021 106 8461.

Please bring your own chair/cushion/blanket to sit on


UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

Bouncy Castle The four wise men skit Interactive Christmas story. Optional: Come dressed as a Nativity character. Prizes! Supper provided

SATURDAY 14 DECEMBER LAST DAY FOR ENTRIES TO THE A&P SHOW. Anglican Church Hall, Friday 13 December, 1pm–5pm and on Saturday 14 December, 9am–1pm in the side room of the Anglican Church. Email: goldenbayshow@gmail.com, ph 525 9142. SANTA PARADE TODAY. Commercial St from 10am. CLOTHING SALE - ANIMAL WELFARE FUNDRAISER. See ad on page 19. ART HAVEN STUDIO GALLERY OPENING, 10.30am. See ad on this page for full details.

TUESDAY 17 DECEMBER GB WEEKLY DEADLINE FOR 20 DECEMBER EDITION: noon today. Late fees apply until 4pm. Agents: Collingwood on the Spot and Paradise Entertainment, Takaka. GOLDEN BAY FRIENDS OF NEPAL FUNDRAISER. See ad on page 19.

WEDNESDAY 18 DECEMBER GB WEEKLY DEADLINE FOR 27 DECEMBER EDITION is today at 12pm. Email: admin@gbweekly.co.nz COSTUME HIRE. Playhouse, Park Avenue, 7-8.30pm. After hours ph Joan 525 8338 or Diane 525 8097, evenings.

THURSDAY 19 DECEMBER MEN’S SUPPORT GROUP. Meets every Thursday, 6pm, Workcentre, 84 Commercial Street. 18

UPCOMING GIGS & EVENTS... Saturday 14th December

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Friday 20th December

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Saturday 21st December

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christmas delusions


Gourmet food & burgers, Open fire, Good beer, Good people

www.rootsbar.co.nz THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER 2019

Coming events at

The Mussel Inn


Sat 14th COPPERMINE JUNCTION - Bluegrass band, $5 Thur 19th QUIZ - 7.30pm. All welcome

See our notices under Upcoming Events for details of our early deadlines coming up in the next week. Don’t miss out!

Sat 21st THE COWPOKERS - FREE!! Sat 28th TOMMY AND THE FALLEN HORSES, $5 Sun 29th ROB JOASS AND THE RELATIVE MINORS, $5 Tues 31st NYE with DR REKNAW + HUMMUCIDE + ZAC KRACKALAKA. Tickets $20 from eventfinda or $25 on the door



Tuesday 17 December 7:00 pm

Village Theatre Screening Entry: Koha / by donation (100% goes to Nepal) "Mira" Inspirational story of Nepali village girl becoming a world-recognised mountain runner.

Fun, experienced local guides

"RJ Ripper"

Safe horses for all riding abilities

From home-built bike to Nepali National Champion and Yeti-sponsored mountain bike rider.

"The Last Honey Hunter" One man's amazing quest to gather honey from the cliffs of rural Nepal.


Funds used for: teacher salaries X 3, expansion of village turkey project, community agriculture, educational support in surrounding rural schools and more... Contact: Taj 022 158 7907, Rita 027 715 9263 or email: gbfriendsofnepal@gmail.com

Programmes to listen out for Community Conversations - Judene Edgar presents one-off interviews about a range of interesting and topical community conversations, from climate change to conservation, community activism to council planning, and topics starting with other letters of the alphabet too. Every 2nd Monday morning at 10.00, replays following Sunday afternoon at 2.30

Sand Sculpture Extravaganza! Saturday


14th Dec.


January 5th, 9am Pohara Beach

With Heart - Nelsonian William Manu presents a music show of gospel and enduring hymns adding historical background on his selection of songs. Covered by artists like Elvis Presley and groups like The Blind Boys of Alabama. Every second Sunday morning at 9:00 and repeating the following Sunday night at 9:00.

Gold Coin entry. Spot Prizes. An all ages, family friendly event.

All past and present school families and friends are invited to join us for a Farewell Picnic for our Principal

Mark Cullen.

Make a Programme - Fresh FM is your community resource and platform for you to have a voice. If you would like to make your own radio show please get in touch and our friendly staff will guide you through this fun and rewarding process. Contact Maureen Urwin: motueka@freshfm.net

Mark is retiring after 26 amazing years of teaching and leading

Motupipi School. communities

We invite you all to join us for a “Thank you” and celebration of Mark’s career as principal.

You may wish to bring a blanket or chairs, and swimming togs/towels as the pool will be open.


We look forward to seeing you all for this special occasion, celebrating a very special man .

Golden Bay weather forecast Valid from Friday 13 until Monday 16 December Friday: Northerlies developing. Cloud increasing and a few showers from late afternoon. Saturday: Southwesterlies tending westerly although seabreezes for a time. Mainly fine and mild. Sunday: Northerlies developing. Fine, although cloud

thickening later with some rain in the west at night.

Monday: Mild northerlies freshening. Rain at times

Enquiries phone: 03 525 9843 Disclaimer: This forecast is a personal interpretation complied from public information provided by NZ Metservice and other public sources. It is a local forecast and no liability is implied or accepted.



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Your chance to secure both land, buildings & business in the heart of Póhara. Residence above, cafe below - have you got the passion & flare to see the potential of this property & business? Ref: GBC3744

Price By Negotiation

Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577 or James Mackay 027 359 0892


With a secure tenancy, chattels & an excellent local client base, this little café has been operating successfully for 9 years. Currently 6 days per week - catering Asian & Kiwi cuisine but the options are yours! Full financial stmts available. Ref: GBC3755

Price By Negotiation

This exquisite 4 hectare beach front property at Tukurua has beautiful park-like grounds with an expansive home of 4+ bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, many relaxing & open-plan areas & fabulous outdoor living spaces including a swimming pool, arboretum, teahouse, parterre gardens & more….even a dolls house for the children. Elevated from the beach, perfect for privacy & the stunning Bay views. Viewings strictly by appointment. Ref: GB3757 Annie Telford 027 249 1408 or annie@goldenbayproperty.com







Price: NOW $599,000

Built in 2018, this 4 bdrm/2 bthrm home with open plan living is a pleasure to market. All the features you would expect from a modern home. 4.75ha, 3 bay shed, wood shed & clean, fenced paddocks. Vendors have new project! Ref: GB3731

Two dwellings: a spacious 2 bdrm home on the upper level & a sep. self contained 1 bdrm studio with own lounge, bthrm, kitchen. Good garaging, & lean-to for the boat. Low maintenance gardens & sea view. Call me for further info. Ref: GB3726

NOW $745,000

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840

Paul McConnon 0275 042 872






Price: Offers Over $1.45m

Elevation, privacy, views & energy self-sufficient are highlights of this 13ha property. Orchard, berry & vegie gardens & exotics abound. Plentiful water. Stunning timber features in 3 bdrm home award winning home. Call me to view. Ref: GB3740

This high spec. 360m2 architecturally designed home set on 3+ha, with its own private lake, just a few hundred metres from Póhara Beach! Built in 2008 with many extras. 3 lge bdrms, all with ensuites & views of the lake, …..& so much more! Ref: GB3750


Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840

James Mackay 027 359 0892





Price: $1.8m+GST (if any) GC


Lifestyle with earning potential @ Puramahoi! 4ha, a 2 storey, 5 bdrm home, park-like grounds, est. native trees & income bearing orchards & B&B. A 3-bay shed for equip. & vehicles, sheep shearing, + paddocks. Call me to view. Ref: GB3741

This 3 bdrm/2 bthrm family home…. with almost 2 of everything: dble section, dble parking, dble carport, dble garage, dble bthrm, dble living area but only 1 swimming pool! A well maintained fab family home in a quiet cul-de-sac. Ref: GB3746

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840



Just a short walk to the beach from this tidy home with a sep. dble garage & workshop. 2+ bdrms/2bthrms, all on 3550sqm. Plenty of room for all the family & a fenced paddock for a sheep or two. No open homes so call me to view. Ref: GB3735 Price: Offers over $619,995 James Mackay 027 359 0892

This 3547m2 section is one of the last avail. in this area. Bay views out towards Tarakohe Harbour, Tata Islands & beyond. Sloping section, down to native bush, power & phone services to boundary. Just got to sort the Builder! Ref: GB3718



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