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The flag is raised over Takaka’s memorial gardens at the close of Armistice Day remembrance. Photo: Charlotte Richards.

Exactly 101 years after the guns fell silent at the end of The Great War, and half a world away from the killing fields of the Western Front, Golden Bay paid tribute to its own fallen. In understated acts of remembrance on Monday morning, the Takaka and Collingwood Returned and Services Associations (RSA) held short, dignified ceremonies at their respective memorials. In Collingwood, a crowd of around 25 assembled in front of the cenotaph, where Collingwood RSA president Paddy Gillooly gave a short address before asking for a minute’s silence. After the silence was broken Paddy spoke about the division of Kiwi soldiers who captured the French town of Le Quesnoy from German occupiers in November 1918, just a few days before the end of the First World War. “It was New Zealand soldiers’ last action in the war.” Several of the casualties of that attack had already been through some of the most horrific battles of the war, said Paddy. “Some of those who died had survived Passchendaele and the Somme.” If they had made it through those final days, they would have joined 58,000 of their comrades who were alive and in Europe at the time the armistice was signed. Such is the enduring connection between New Zealand and the French town that a trust has been established with the aim of buying the mayor’s old house. Paddy explained that there was also a very personal link to the Collingwood community that had inspired Golden Bay RSA to make a donation. “A Collingwood man was there – Reg Hird.”

In fact, sergeant Hird was a highly courageous soldier who scaled the assault ladder, and later recalled the brutal and complex attack in one of his many letters written to his sweetheart Nellie Dean, a teacher at Ferntown School. Four years of war took its toll on local combatants. “Forty-six Collingwood men never made it home,” said Paddy. While he read out the names of each lost soldier, Nora Becker and Courtney Riordan from Collingwood Area School placed poppies on a memorial cross before placing it at the base of the cenotaph. Tessa Gillooly then laid the RSA’s wreath, and was followed by CAS students Holly Dixon and Taylor Scott. With all tributes paid, Mike Prystie bugled The Last Post while Vincent Andrew and Michael Gillooly lowered the flags. The short ceremony then closed with the Lord’s Prayer. After the Collingwood crowd dispersed, Paddy explained the significance of remembrance to the township. “For a place the size of Collingwood, it was a huge loss to the community, and it’s right that those who live here acknowledge that.” In Takaka, 30 members of the public gathered to the sound of the WW1 battlefields echoing around memorial gardens as recordings of heavy artillery were piped through the public address system. At exactly 11am, these virtual guns fell silent, just like their real counterparts a century earlier. Referring to the simulated gunfire, Golden Bay RSA (GBRSA) president Noel Baigent asked all present to place their minds amongst the trenches. “Imagine that 24 hours a day, every day, for over four years – imagine what that would do to your spirit.”

Tributes laid at the Collingwood cenotaph. Photo: Jo Richards.

Speaking of the purpose of Armistice Day, Noel noted that it means different things to different people and that the meaning has changed with the passage of time. “It’s not just about remembering those who were brave enough to risk and give their lives for the state of the modern world, but also to remember and prevent such atrocities from being spread across the globe.” The act of remembrance is very personal for Noel who, for the first time in public recounted a deeply moving experience. “On this day 15 years ago, I was fortunate to be part of a very significant event in New Zealand’s history – the repatriation of the remains of an unknown NZ soldier from the former battlefields in the Somme to the National Memorial in Wellington. “This is an event I will never forget, and I encourage anyone who visits Wellington to take a moment to visit and reflect on what he and his compatriots did to save our nation all those years ago.” Showing that Armistice Day still holds... Continued on page 2 1



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Paddy Gillooly reads out the names of the 46 Collingwood men who lost their lives in battle.

Continued from page 1 ...relevance for the young generation, Noel recited a very moving poem written recently by a 14-year-old UK student, which has since gone viral. Shortly after Noel finished the final verse, bugler Willa Visker played The Last Post while the NZ flag was lowered, and GBRSA Vice President Bruce Prescott read out the

Photo: Jo Richards.

traditional Ode of Remembrance. A minute’s silence followed, after which GBRSA past president Teri Goodall laid a wreath and the gathering concluded with a prayer and dismissal. Jo Richards in Collingwood, Charlotte Richards in Takaka

School restores veterans’ gravestones A willing group of years 8-10 students from Collingwood Area School set to work recently with the aim of restoring the gravestones of fallen serviceman in Collingwood Cemetery. The class of Māori performing arts students, along with their teacher Eric Lander, helped to clean and restore the gravestones as part of a nationwide project. The initiative led by New Zealand Remembrance Army and the The Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association (RSA) who have pledged to restore all of them by December 2020. It is no quick and easy task to return them to their original state says Collingwood RSA member Pat Beatson. “Even with specialist cleaning agents and paint donated by Resene Paints and Bio Shield, cleaning the moss and years of accumulated grime takes a lot of elbow grease.” Pat commended Eric and the students for committing their time and effort and hoped that other people would be interested in volunteering in the future. Anyone interested in helping, contact Pat Beatson on 524 8588. Charlotte Richards

Brushing up: Devon Morris-Brown and Lilly Bain re-paint gravestone inscriptions. Photo: Charlotte Richards.


GB Community Board – November Fol l ow i n g a mo n th’s hiatus to allow for the local body elections, a new-look Golden Bay Community Board assembled for its inaugural public meeting at Takaka’s Service Centre on Tuesday. Although many of the faces around the table were familiar, it was the first opportunity for newlyelected councillors Chris Hill and Celia Butler to contribute as members. Unusually, members of the public were outnumbered by the board. Still, as one attendee pointed out, “the usual suspects” had come along to air their concerns. The sense of anticipation was heightened by the presence of a reporter and photographer from The Nelson Mail – usually a sign that there is important, or bad, news to be covered. Te Waikoropupū Springs First up was Save Our Springs (SOS) campaign coordinator Kevin Moran who used his five-minute slot to summarise the contents of an open letter which SOS will submit to the full council meeting on 12 December. Kevin drew attention to three years of water quality testing data collected by Friends of Golden Bay (FOGB) from Te Waikoropupū Springs which showed an increase of 30 per cent in concentrations of nitrate. He challenged council’s assertion that there is insufficient data to identify a trend, and the assumption that clear water is always healthy. “Water can be exceptionally clear but still have dangerously high levels of nitrate.” And he warned of the unseen dangers of elevated nutrient levels to the underground ecosystem. “Stygofauna that clean the aquifer will die and we will have pea soup.” He closed by posing two questions. “Will the Friends of Golden Bay data be respected and used by TDC?” And, “What will council do to reduce nitrate leaching from farms in the recharge area of the aquifer?” Kevin was followed by FOGB’s Andrew Yuill who presented time series charts showing how nitrate concentrations measured at the main spring had changed since 1990. Until 2016, TDC were responsible for monitoring but their data includes outliers which Andrew concluded were “mistakes”. Referencing FOGB data gathered from 2016 onwards, Andrew said that unprecedented nitrate levels were being observed. “The latest results show higher levels than ever before.” The issue was discussed at some length later in the meeting. Celia Butler suggested that better understanding of nitrate


New board: From left, Celia Butler, Dave Gowland, Grant Knowles, Emma Gee, Abbie Langford, Chris Hill, Averill Grant, Dennis Bush-King. Photo: Jo Richards.

transport was required. “The question of time-lag is important…It would be good to have nitrate modelling.” Board member Dave Gowland considered the reported rise insignificant. “The increase is miniscule and three years is too short.” Chris Hill said she appreciated the testing, while recognising the wider context. “It’s important for the board to understand the FLAG [Freshwater and Land Advisory Group] report and the implications from the Water Conservation Order process.” TDC environment and planning manager Dennis Bush-King said council was keen to see the WCO expedited. “TDC wrote to the EPA [Environment Protection Authority] and the minister because it’s holding up the implementation of the FLAG exercise. We can’t progress it until we get the results of the Water Conservation Order, because we are obliged to give legal effect to that order.” Given the complexity of the issue, Abbie agreed to arrange a workshop to allow the board members to explore it in more depth. Rec Centre busy Golden Bay Shared Recreation Facility hospitality coordinator Laura Webster presented a positive report of recent events that included a drive-in movie and school holiday programme, plus tournaments for bridge, squash and football. She said the Golden Bay Sports Awards had also been very successful, attracting 180 people to the gala dinner and last Friday’s fireworks display was also a hit with locals. Chair of the GBSRF Sara Chapman outlined changes to the management structure. “Mayor King has reorganised the committees.” She explained that the GBSRF has two main obligations which are delegated to two respective committees. “We have to manage the facility, and we have to deliver a recreational programme.” Festival of the Birds Cynthia McConville had some good news for bird lovers and local businesses. “I have come along this morning to announce Golden Bay’s Festival of the Birds.” She said the event will run 23-30 October next year. “It will be a fun, creative, entertaining and educational event.” And she hoped it would attract a wide range of talents. “We are inviting participation from artists, musicians, performers, costume-makers, bird lovers, local businesses, schools…” Safety of humans and birds Victoria Davis began by criticising access to the Rec Centre. “It’s not good for vulnerable road users. There should be a cycle-walkway to the Rec Centre… There’s not even a bike rack at the Rec Centre.” These points were addressed later in the meeting. Laura Webster had some good news for Victoria. “We are getting a cycleway installed very soon. And we supported a reduction in the speed limit on the road.” Celia said she had heard more good news. “NZTA may put in a sealed cycleway up to the health centre.”


Victoria moved onto the negative interaction between travellers and birds. “We need to manage better what we call freedom camping...For example, Taupata [gravel reserve] was a mistake.” Fulton Hogan Takaka site Board member Grant Knowles read out a submission from Hans Stoffregen concerning Fulton Hogan’s expanding facility on Reilly Street which Hans noted was “developing into a major industrial site…right next to the children’s playground and Saturday market”. His question as to whether the site had been consented was discussed later in the meeting with Grant suggesting that a service request to council be raised. Fireworks The problem of private firework displays was raised by board member Averill Grant. “People are hoarding them, then using then at New Year. Can we ban them from public spaces? She said the main concern was the fire risk especially over the peak of the summer period. A discussion ensued on the legal options to control fireworks. Sara Chapman reported that, at a recent conference, a government minister considered a ban on private fireworks as a vote loser, so the impetus for change would have to come from the fire service. At district level, councils have various levers they can pull such as a fire ban, but there was some uncertainty whether this could extend to fireworks. Abbie suggested writing to TDC principal fire officer Ian Reade to determine what can be regulated under current bylaws. Other suggestions included a mailbox drop at beachfront houses and holiday homes, plus permanent signage on popular beaches. Swimming holes The conversation jumped from fire to water with Dave Gowland raising concerns over the state of the Bay’s popular swimming holes. “They’re filling up with stones.” It was agreed that a service request would be made to council. Festivals Grant warned that the anticipated influx of festival goers would bring problems of waste and illegal camping. “As a board, what can we do differently?” One of the most popular sites The Blue Hole, is on LINZ land and they are responsible for policing it, said Grant. “They will prosecute anyone holding a party there.” Other business Other topics discussed included communication and cooperation between the community board and Manawhenua ki Mohua, formulation of the board’s submission to the council’s draft Responsible Camping Strategy, plus allocation of community grants. Next meeting The next GB Community Board meeting is on Tuesday 10 December at Collingwood Fire Station starting at 9.30am. Jo Richards

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LETTERS Freedom camping alternative - DOC style

We all know and love those basic but beautiful DOC campgrounds. Council providing low facility camping at a low cost is a viable alternative to the current freedom camping model. Tasman District Council (TDC) has confirmed that they can charge a nightly rate for camping at basic sites by applying for some exemptions to the Camping-Grounds Regulations 1985, as does the Department of Conservation. In fact, TDC already does this at the Mckee and Kina sites. The low-cost, low-facility option takes the burden off ratepayers and provides local employment to collect fees and maintain the area. Council is willing to consider this alternative for Golden Bay if enough people ask for it. Submissions on the Responsible Camping Strategy close on 18 November. The link can be found on the home page of the TDC website or at the TDC office. Kathy Fleming

P’ pack up a penguin

The Mohua Blue Penguin Trust would like to thank Sue and Daryl Hill for their generous donation of the penguin artwork that sat outside the Penguin Café for so many years. We wish Sue and Daryl well in their new venture the Mohua Eatery. A big thanks also to Bob Butts who has offered to store the penguin for us until it can be relocated at Port Tarakohe. It will be a wonderful icon for the little blue penguins (korora) that live at the port. Dave Tinkler, Mohua Blue Penguin Trust chair

Trawling trashed the seabed

Noting Hugh Cropp’s letters to the editor re cause of the collapse of the scallop fishery in Golden and Tasman Bay. I am a Forest and Bird member. I came to live on the Golden Bay coast 25 years ago. We, and others, observed fishing boats ploughing the seabed endlessly, up and down, all over the part of bay witnessed from our observation points. We also knew that fin-fishers trawled the seabed for fish, particularly snapper. We were told by many people who used to dive into the waters of Golden Bay about how healthy the seabed had been before, with beds of horse mussels which provided reef-like habitation for seaweed which formed shelter for small fish. The sea was alive with life, plant and animal, living symbiotically together. Then came the colossal wave of overfishing and the seabed couldn’t cope. The balance of life was destroyed and scallops couldn’t survive. However, some are still surviving. At the seabed under mussel farms in Golden Bay lie healthy populations of scallops. It’s the same so-called toxin-polluted water claimed by Hugh Cropp. The difference is that there is plenty of food available under the mussel farms and there is protection from trawling. Jo-Anne Vaughan

Uninvited Guests

Often I find I’m fighting a daily battle with ‘Old Bill Gravity’ (Clem’s coinage). Things drop, fall, tumble, cascade, plummet, without my seeming to lift a finger! Then Mr Nobody sneaks around and removes things from where I put them, playing nasty magician disappearing tricks, and making me doubt my wits! What terrible twins, those two – there to torment me! I’m sure they weren’t around when I was young! Joining the throng of unwanted guests at the old-age party Uninvited, unwelcome gate-crashers! Robin Keown

The South Afreakins

When we buy a ticket to an event, we take a chance maybe it will be good. Last Thursday night, we were rewarded with a clever, engaging and funny show, The South Afreakins. The audience responded very warmly to Robyn Paterson’s performance. Sincere thanks to all who attended. Your continued support for live performance will enable the arts council to provide more. Marg Braggins on behalf GB Community Arts Council

Note from the editor

Last week, we received two items of correspondence on the subject of 5G from reader Jocelyn Tracey. Unfortunately, we inadvertently published the item that was not intended for public consumption. We apologise to Jocelyn and to our readers for this oversight. This week, we publish (below) the item that Jocelyn intended to be publicly aired. Ed

5G - little evidence of harm

I have appreciated the concerns of many of our community about the potential harms of new technology. However, I thought I should go onto the internet and look for myself. I was surprised. Most scientists and scientific and health bodies 4

do not seem overly concerned. A September 2019 Scientific American review concludes that there is currently little evidence of danger to humans: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/5g-iscoming-how-worried-should-we-be-about-the-health-risks/ The BBC provided an excellent summary of the risks and states: ”crucially, because there are more transmitters, each one can run at lower power levels than previous 4G technology, which means that the level of radiation exposure from 5G antennas will be lower.” https://www.bbc.com/ news/world-europe-48616174 FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health Director Jeffrey Shuren states that “the available scientific evidence to date does not support adverse health effects in humans due to exposures at or under the current limits and no changes to the current standards are warranted at this time”. https://www.criticalcomms.com.au/content/public-safety/ news/fcc-proposes-to-uphold-current-rf-exposure-safetylimits-1457581336 Research needs to continue to monitor the effects, but in the meantime the evidence for danger from the sun’s radiation is many, many times stronger, so let’s all slip, slap and slop and cover up this summer. Jocelyn Tracey

Fish stocks best in 30 years

Forest and Bird’s anti commercial fishing agenda was truly portrayed in the letters (GBW 11/10) and just reiterates how purposefully mischievous this conservation group can be. They assert that the fishing industry has funded a review of snapper stocks in the Top of the South as if it were a bad thing. If they were honest, they would have made it clear that, in fact, a fully peer-reviewed scientific stock assessment of the snapper fishery was being paid for by industry and that is how all fish stock science is paid for. It is this science-based approach that permits fisheries managers to make informed decisions. The state of inshore fish stocks across the Top of the South are the best they have been in 30 years. The quota management system introduced in 1986 regulated closures, voluntary industry-initiated closures, reduced effort, increase water temperatures and favourable breeding conditions have all contributed to this significant improvement. To suggest that the recreational system will be disadvantaged because there will be less fish to catch is simply wrong. To suggest that fewer visitors will come to the Bay to fish and spend money is wrong. To suggest that coastal communities can expect increased trawler noise and numbers is also wrong; compared to 10 years ago there are less than half the numbers operating today. I have commercially fished Golden Bay for over 30 years and employed locals as crew, purchased stores and fuel in the Bay and used local businesses. Forest and Bird asks who benefits? As long as we continue to harvest our shared resources sustainably, all of Golden Bay does. [Abridged] Chris West

The strengths of a family farm

We would like to complement Sol Morgan’s story about Kokalito Farm (GBW 8/11) with an acknowledgement of our daughter Katrina in shaping many aspects of our farm operations as they are working today. Together with her sister Liza, she was instrumental in convincing us of the merits of introducing sheep and has for years been involved in managing these to become an integral part of the farm. While it was important to us to have her included in our story, her name appears to have been lost during the editorial process. The Kokalito farm would not be what it is today without Katrina’s and Liza’s love for our special family place and their countless hours of work while juggling childcare and other family commitments. Klaus and Maria Thoma–Koch

Forget 5G facts and focus on blue penguins?

I quote from last month’s Scientific American to those who write suggesting that concern about 5G radiation is unfounded alarmist stuff which keeps our focus from the really important issues in the Bay. “...the preponderance of peer-reviewed research, more than 500 studies, have found harmful biologic or health effects from exposure to RFR at intensities too low to cause significant heating.” Citing this large body of research, more than 240 scientists who have published peer-reviewed research on the biologic and health effects of nonionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) signed the International EMF Scientist Appeal, which calls for stronger exposure limits. The appeal makes the following assertions: “Numerous recent scientific publications have shown

that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.” The scientists who signed this appeal arguably constitute the majority of experts on the effects of nonionizing radiation. They have published more than 2,000 papers and letters on EMF in professional journals.” We have No Reason to Believe 5G is Safe, Joel Moskowitz, Scientific American, 17 October 2019. Bruce R Dooley, MD

5G technology - some considerations

In deciding what to believe about the new 5G wireless technology that’s being implemented worldwide at extremely fast speed, I invite others to join me in considering a few things: Who stands to benefit financially by persuading me to accept their view of 5G’s benefits or risks - the telecom companies, or the scientists who urge a precautionary approach? If I adopt the precautionary principle and wait to see how other countries’ residents fare with 5G, and it turns out the telecom companies were right that no harm would result, all I’ve “lost” is a few years of using the 4G internet speed I have now (which is actually plenty fast for my needs). If New Zealand rushes ahead with 5G implementation as some GB Weekly readers advocate, and it turns out the scientists urging caution were right, I and a lot of other people may lose our health and/or suffer impaired mental functions - and those might never be regained. Wanting to inform myself as much as possible about the research, before forming an opinion about 5G, I purchased the recent telesummit “5G Crisis: Awareness & Accountability.” The 42 expert interviews and accompanying documentation were eye-opening. I will gladly share these videos, audios, transcripts, and supplemental research with anyone who’d like to consider the evidence before rushing to judgment. Just contact me. Lethea Erz

Taking fright at fireworks

I witnessed the distress, even terror, of the cattle, both beef and dairy, a horse and some sheep who had nowhere to run during the noise and shock of the fireworks display at the park on Friday night. We are aware of the fright of cats and dogs and do what we can to reassure them, but not so these undomesticated animals. I speak for them all in requesting that they don’t have to go through it again next year. Anne Potaka

Takaka Mounted Rifles Shoot

A dedicated group of shooters met in the mud and drizzle last Sunday morning to wage target war with the old open sight .303’s. Much more pleasant conditions than those encountered by many of the original users of these guns – we acknowledge them on this closest Sunday to Armistice Day. Finally after much struggle and arguing the gazebo was up, the squads sorted, and the rain was easing off. The targets went up, the flag went down, and the first shots of the day rang out over the rifle range. After the fierce battle at 100m it was neck and neck, but as the distance increased and the targets appeared an awful lot smaller, the defending champion began to pull ahead once more. Chased back to the gazebo by the returning rain, scores were carefully added up, double checked, and the winner announced. After the bragging and banter was over we headed in to The Telegraph for a jolly good feed and a bit of a yarn as the prizes were handed out. Our grateful thanks to the sponsors: The Telegraph Hotel, Takaka Fuels & Fishing, Tradezone, White Rock Engineering, Skeet Barnett, and NZDA Golden Bay. All proceeds from the shoot go to the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust and this year we will be donating at least $391 to this essential service. Thanks also must go to the team who jacked it all up and of course to the shooters who braved the elements to turn up and raise some funds for the men and women in that red and yellow chopper. Amber Thomason

New councillor’s first four weeks

It has been a little over four weeks since the election and already I have attended quite a range of council meetings, workshops and briefings. These have included taking our oaths and the inaugural council meeting at Motueka followed by a powhiri at Te Awhina Marae, two full council, two community board meetings, and a raft of workshops and briefings, 15 in total by the end of the week. The next THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2019

LETTERS three weeks are equally rich. I am really enjoying the role, particularly the variety of issues involved, and wish to again offer my appreciation for the support shown to me. I am keen to provide updates and to signal what lays ahead for those that would like that. I do have a Facebook page “Chris Hill TDC Councillor”for those that like to FB. If you would like to be emailed information please email your address to chrisp. hill@tasman.govt.nz or txt 022 364 6745. And of course feel free to contact me with any matters that you’d like to let me know about. I will make myself available in person on a regular basis and will advise the details of this shortly. Chris Hill, GB Ward Councillor

Sustainable fishing?

Regarding Hugh Cropp’s response on sustainable fish stocks (GBW 8/11), many of us have been here long enough to have witnessed the fishers’ greedy plunder of the scallop and local snapper stocks to the point of collapse for both. This demise brought about by the loss of habitat and overfishing by the industry. Commercial trawling and dredging using equipment specifically designed to smash and destroy the fragile bryozoan coral beds, once the fertile breeding grounds and settlement surfaces for fish and scallops, left a muddy wasteland on the sea floor. New technology intensified the ability to overfish. The scallop industry closed in 2016 in an attempt to rebuild the industry, only to be opposed by the industry. Mr Cropp is a fisherman, he must know the tragedy of the loss of the scallop industry, along with blue cod and others. The fishing industry has the benefit of a public resource. Along with that goes the duty to ensure it is healthy for remaining generations. Forest and Bird are only one of many groups attempting to ask this powerful industry to be responsible caretakers of a precious resource, and I thank them. Heather Wallace

5G - doubts remain

A report from the Naval Marine Research Institute of USA published on 4 October 1971 listed effects on human physiology from the following headings. Biological effects. Non-ionising radiation. Radar hazards. Radio frequency radiation. Microwave radiation. Health hazards. Electromagnetic radiation injury. Radiation adverse effects. These reports are the result of research from around the

globe. Therein are 124 listed effects on the human condition none of which a person would choose to have “if” given a choice. One example: Electrocoagulation as a “mechanism” for causing lack of blood flow to capillaries, producing a lack of oxygen getting to cells and reinforcing Otto Warburgs 1920’s Nobel Prize based on cancer not surviving in the presence of oxygen. Second example: Amygdala accelerated activity from electroencephalograph studies due to microwaves which cause depression which cause blood acidity which cancer thrives on. See area 25 research. Both of the above are mechanisms. As there are now approximately 2.5 million science and medical studies published annually and editors of two of the most highly respected international medical journals have stated that over half of the reports published cannot be believed. There remain serious doubts. David Prebble

Protecting our birds

I would like to say thank you to the Department of Conservation for installing signage on the Rototai Sand Spit to protect the nesting sites of tuturiwhatu the banded dotterel. And thank you also to Ann Jones dairy farmer at Rototai for her tireless efforts in looking after these nationally vulnerable shorebirds. Cynthia McConville, Shorebirds Protection, Forest and Bird Golden Bay

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Golden Bay residents hold a “wide range of views” on freedom camping, according to Tasman District Council senior policy advisor Alan Bywater. Alan was in Takaka last week, along with graduate policy advisor Julie Nguyen, for a drop-in session on the controversial issue. The informal consultation followed the recent publication of the councils draft Responsible Camping Strategy. Alan said the Takaka session, which ran from 2-6pm on Wednesday, had been a busy afternoon with a constant stream of visitors. “Some people want to ban freedom camping, but we can’t; if we don’t provide facilities, people will freedom camp anyway.” Others, he explained, w e r e c o n c e r n e d a b o u t TDC graduate policy advisor Julie Nguyen listens to feedback. Photo: Jo Richards. the lack of a level playing field. “Campground owners raised during the session, including self- Takaka in early December. The panel will are worried about unfair contained versus non self-contained vehicles, consider all submissions before making a competition and some have pollution, unpermitted fires and the lack of recommendation to council.” Time is running out to provide feedback seen a fall in business over toilet and rubbish facilities. He explained how the drop-in session into this consultation round; submissions the past five years.” Alan said most of the well- fitted in with the formal consultation close on Monday 18 November. Jo Richards kknown concerns had been process. “There is a hearings panel in

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Stone Arrow on target for award Take a bow, Stone Arrow; Takaka’s jeweller with an environmental and social conscience is a finalist in this year’s New Zealand Sustainable Business Network awards. It’s not the first time that owner Nick Feint has been shortlisted for the award. “Last time we entered, a few years ago, we were runner-up,” says Nick. A few steps off the main street, Nick’s workshop and gallery is a quiet but busy space where the walls are filled with displays of his exquisite pieces. But the beauty on show is more than skin deep; everything from earrings to bracelets and necklaces to rings are handcrafted on site using recycled materials. The primary-coloured glass used in Nick’s creations, for example, comes from a variety of sources: red from old doors , blue from Bombay Sapphire gin bottles and green from Jägermeister schnapps bottles. Ironically, as more bottles are recycled, Nick says it’s becoming increasingly difficult to obtain unadulterated colour. “It’s hard to find true green bottles.” His drive to reduce the environmental impact of the business also extends to the fine metal components. “All our silver and copper is recycled, which is unique; no

Owner of Stone Arrow Nick Feint believes that true sustainability is about caring for people as well as for the planet. Photo: Jo Richards.

other jeweller in New Zealand uses recycled metal.” Stone Arrow jewellery is mailed to customers all over the world but, even in this final step, Nick is committed to minimising the footprint left by his business. “We reuse courier bags to send out goods. All bubble wrap and plastic bags are reused from things sent to us.” Nick believes that true sustainability is about caring for people as well as for the planet, something he does by giving back to the community. After providing for his growing family, excess profits are donated to charities, including Amnesty International, Forest and Bird, and Tracks Rites of Passage

Foundation. The latest cause to benefit from this altruism lies very close to home; Nick points to one of his new designs – a silver penguin earring, inspired by the native kororā. “Ten per cent of the sale price will go to the Blue Penguin Trust.” Tomorrow, everyone has the opportunity to buy into the Stone Arrow philosophy. “We have a locals sale day on Saturday, with 20 per cent off all jewellery,” says Nick. So, any customers who venture off the main street can spend their bucks on a bargain knowing they are helping to save the planet – one pair of earrings at a time. Jo Richards

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From left: Rebecca Hayter, North & South editor Virginia Larson and Mike White. Photo: Supplied.

GB Weekly writer Rebecca Hayter earned a Highly Commended for Best International story in the 2019 Philippine Airlines-Travcom Travel Writing Awards. Her entry, On a Small Boat to Greenland, chronicled her voyage from UK to Greenland which appeared in North & South magazine, July 2018. Rebecca recently presented a talk on the voyage to Golden Bay Friendship Club. Other North & South writers took the top awards on the night: Mike White took home the prestigious Travel Writer of the Year award and deputy editor Joanna Wane won Heritage Hotels Best New Zealand Travel Feature and the AA Directions Best International Travel Feature. Submitted

East Takaka hall gets a facelift A group from Golden Kids are proud of the moa they have made for the museum. Photo: Anita Peters.

Painter Rodger Delany from Shane Eggers Painting company making finishing touches to the interior of the East Takaka Hall. The facelift has been the result of many months of fundraising by the hall committee, ready for a busy social season ahead. Anita Peters



The lucky children from Golden Kids Early Learning Centre have been taken under the Golden Bay Museum’s wing to experience a child’s-eye view of the fascinating world of the past. In July, museum staff were invited to the nearby childcare centre’s Rocket group of three-year-old to school-aged children, to show them relics from their collection. The children, who had been reading We’re Going on a Moa Hunt by Patrick McDonald, were given special cotton gloves for handling the objects, and were able to compare huge moa bones and a moa egg with the shells and eggs from the Powelliphanta (giant land snails.) They were told the history of the moa, a New Zealand bird which has been extinct for nearly 600 years, and listened to a recording from Te Papa Tongarewa of the sound it would have made. These budding palaeontologists were so inspired, that bedecked with head torches they were also taken by their caregivers to explore a private cave that contained real moa bones.

Museum services manager Karen Johnson presented the kids with a recycled banner on which she had drawn an outline of a moa, and asked them to create what they thought the feathers might have looked like. Completed many weeks later, the resultant mural of a moa and a volcano in a forested landscape was gifted back to the museum and is now proudly on display in a newly created kids’ corner. On their first visit to the museum the children bought a thank-you cake for staff. It seems they have now been captivated by the museum world and are becoming familiar with the displays, with obvious favourites. “This is our third visit here now,” said Rocket teacher Melanie Jones. “We just follow the children’s interest.” Karen Johnson is hoping that other pre-school and primary school groups will also take up the opportunity to be stimulated into an early appreciation of history. There is a wealth of creative displays on offer at the museum, and plenty to capture their imagination. Anita Peters


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NEWS IN BRIEF The Big Bike Film Night The Big Bike Film Night is riding into Golden Bay for the first time. Described as a feast of short films devoted to the bicycle and all who ride it, it’s a collection of international and New Zealand films specifically selected by film pedlar/ curator, Brett Cotter. The dynamic film concept showcases a range of short cycling films from New Zealand and around the world; from the Alaskan glaciers to the urban neighbourhoods of Auckland, to the boundless landscape of Australia, with a selection offering plenty of appeal and thrills for pedal patrons and movie goers. “Our event celebrates cycling in all its glorious shapes and forms,” says Mr Cotter. “Regardless of whether you’re a cycling fan or a cinematography fan, there is something in the 2019 line up that everyone should see.” Sunday 17 November, 7.30pm at the Village Theatre. Visit www.bigbikefilmnight.nz for more details and to buy tickets. Door sales subject to availability and cash only. Submitted

U3A’s general meeting Mi tufula laekem ples ia tumas. (We like this place a lot). The Ni Vanuatu RSE workers at the kiwifruit orchards in Kotinga say that Golden Bay is their preferred place of employment. Photo: Neil Wilson.

Golden Bay is about to lose a little bit of its seasonal diversity. In the next week or so, the 10 Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers from Vanuatu will be going home. The men have been in New Zealand for seven months, dividing their time between an apple orchard in South Canterbury and kiwifruit orchards in Golden Bay. The workers say that their preference would be to work in Golden Bay for the whole seven months, but orchard owners and managers say that the highly variable labour demands of the kiwifruit industry make that unlikely. The 10 RSE workers come from four of the six provinces in Vanuatu. Most were unknown to each other before coming to New Zealand to work together, though two came from the island of Malekula. The men’s common language is Bislama, a form of pidgin, but they also speak indigenous languages of their regions. The official languages of the country are English, French and Bislama and there are over 100 indigenous languages as well. When The GB Weekly visited the workers at Patrick Byrne’s orchard in Kotinga, they were happy to talk about their experiences here in the Bay. “We’d like to be here all the time because the people are friendly,” said Patrick, one of their spokesmen. Patrick explained that the money earned by the RSE workers in their seven-month stint in New Zealand was used

for many constructive purposes back home. In his case a top priority was the NZ$500 fees for his 12-year-old daughter’s schooling. Money can be consigned back to Vanuatu—at a cost—but the men said they also intended to arrive home with goods they had bought here. Items such as torches and electronics are popular gifts. Orchard manager Jo de Vos says that the workers spend a lot of time on their phones once they have finished their day’s work. Staying in contact with their families is a very high priority. Jo rates highly the work ethic of the men from Vanuatu. “Managing labour in a highly seasonal and weatherdependent industry is very challenging. It’s great to be able to rely on these guys. They’re right here so I can count on them every work day.” The orchard provides accommodation for the workers and they live communally on site. Power and internet are provided. The orchard also provides a van for transport around the Bay and the men said they had particularly enjoyed their recent expedition to Westhaven gathering shellfish and surf-casting for fish. The RSE scheme is very demanding of its employers in order to safeguard the interests of the workers. Things must be in hand at the Kotinga orchard as the men all said they were happy to return. Neil Wilson

Next Friday, Emeritus Professor Peter Herbison (pictured, right) will attend U3A’s general meeting to speak about “How to evaluate medical treatments” and give ideas on how claims in the media should be regarded. A former biostatistician at the University of Otago Medical School, Peter’s role was to work with medical researchers to help to answer health-related questions. He was involved with hundreds of research project and developed an interest in interpreting research results and in how to conduct studies that give reliable results. In the news and media there are often claims about breakthroughs in medical treatments. Many of these claims are based on inadequate or incorrect information. So, what are the public to make of such claims? This talk will give some ideas about how to evaluate these claims. Peter will also introduce the Cochrane Library, an online freely available database that gives reliable information about medical treatments. Senior Citizens’ Hall on Friday 22 November at 10am. Non-members welcome. Submitted

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GOLDEN BAY SPORTS AWARDS THANK YOU THANK YOU to all those that made the effort to submit a nominee (we received 51 nominations). To all those that purchased a ticket and came to share the night, to celebrate the athletes of Mohua, Golden Bay. Thank you. We would especially like to thank the very long list of people that were involved with this event and made the night such a success. Neil Wilson MC, Nathan Fa’avae, Clayton Jones Sacral Sound, Craig Taylor Auctioneer, all the NBS staff that sold tickets. Catering: Jean Petterson, Suzy Bassett, Ruth Guthrie, Finn Bamford, Kruger Griffith, Michelle Balck, Rhiannon Ward, Rebecca Stobie, Storm Foxwell, Chris Dooley, Jill Foxwell. Servers: Steve Wakeman Ratanui Lodge, Kai Dodson, Kody Dodson-Herron, Natasha Wells, Amelia Scotland, Anahata Krishnan, Areta Milne, Holly Thomas, Maya Lewis, Pheobe Potts, Pippa Struck, Tara Cowin, Zerlina Carlton, Brylee Pauling. Decoration: Jacinda Baigent, Annie Godsiff, Elva Harwood. Music: Stella Molloy. Trophies: Paul Flyde @ PB Marine, Chris Astill Onekaka workshops, Kevin Winter Takaka Sheetmetal, Zonk Reilly’s Sandblasting and Painting, Waitapu Engineering, Sarah Thomas. Take-home toanga: Grant Knowles Art Vault, Christine Wingels, Jack and Archie Balck. Media: Jane Smith @ Chocolate Dog Design for artwork; GB Weekly, Shelley Grell, Laura Webster, Moko Tairua video, Hadriel HT journal, Sara Chapman. Helper elves: Richard Tait, Richard Houston, Lily Tait, Alex Oakden, Caleb Dodson-Herron, Harry Pearson Park and Fly, Dean Lund, Karalyn and Mike Drummond Super Liquor, Dean Raybould. Grass Root Sponsors: Bidvest, Golden Bay Recreation Facility, HealthPost, First National Takaka, FreshChoice, Rapaura Springs Wines, Collingwood Tavern. Auction Prizes: Dawn Beresford Simply Travel, NZ Trout Adventures Anton Donaldson, Collingwood Tavern, Total Golf Nelson, Park and Fly Nelson, Wyatt Crockett Stirling Sports Nelson, Fonterra, George Bennett, Caitlin Feilder, Pohutakawa Gallery, The Dangerous Kitchen, The Brigand, The Wholemeal Cafe, Golden Bay Takeaways, De-Lish Deli, Takaka Fuels and Fishing, Roots Bar, Hammer Hardware, Super Liquor, Take Note, Mohua Cafe and Bar, Choco Loco, NBS, Ligar Bay Diggers, Super Liquor Takaka, Ace Fitness Ella King, Village Cycles, PGG Wrightson, Golden Bay Motorcycles, Rapaura Springs Wines, Collingwood Tavern. Our Award Sponsors: Clements Doors and Windows Rylock, Ten Bells, Park and Fly Team of the Year, Mussel Inn, ITM Takaka, Caldwell Family, Frank Byrne Builders, TG Contracting, Ray White Golden Bay, NBS, Manawhenua Ki Mohua.

We will be calling for nominations for the 2021 Golden Bay Community Sports Awards in August 2021, as we look ahead to the next event in November 2021. Thank you from the organising committee: Nicole Hockly, Amanda Tait, Sarah McCleely, Tyler Langford, Tony Bateup, Jenny Bennett, Lisa Savage. SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro

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GOLF 5 November. Bisque Par: B Miller +5, D Ray & R Reynish +3. Wadsworth Matchplay Singles Final: C Gilbert bt J Prescott 5/4. Closest to pins: 3/12 C Gilbert, 9/18 R Lash. 6 November. Stableford: J Garner, G Little & D Jerram - all had 41. Closest to pins: 3/12 J Garner, 4/13 D Jerram, 8/17 W Collie, 9/18 J Solly. Twos: J Garner, G Little, R Westrupp. Best gross: W Collie 77.

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SPORT TAKAKA GOLF CLUB. Are you one of the many who would love to give golf a go or who have played before, and are unable to play during the week? Takaka Golf Club is introducing 9-hole golf on Sunday afternoons, commencing 24 November at 1pm, for men and women. For those who have played before we will organise a game, and for beginners there will be an intro session and then a hit on the course. We will finish with a chat and refreshments in the clubroom. There will be free introductory sessions to the end of December, with the new subscription year starting with effect 1 January 2020. Due to a competition there will be no session on 1 December. Please register prior to 24 November for planning purposes. Contact Judy Prescott ph 525 8843; 027 414 9325 or email judyprescott54@gmail.com.

AGM NOTICES TAKAKA Rugby Football Club AGM will be held on Monday 25 November 2019, 7pm, at the Rec Park. All past, present and future committee members are welcome to attend. COLLINGWOOD Rugby Club AGM, Tuesday 26 November, 6.30pm, Collingwood RFC Clubrooms. All welcome. Any enquiries ph Mark Strange (president) 524 8207. GOLDEN Bay Scout Group AGM, Monday 18 November, 7pm at the Den, Park Avenue.

PERSONAL NOTICES / Pānui ake I wish to acknowledge the care and kindness expressed towards me from this community after Alan died in early September. It has made a huge difference. Also to say a special thanks to our precious Golden Bay Community Health Facility for all they did. We have loved our 25 years in Golden Bay and I will carry with me great memories when I leave in January to live with my family in Auckland. Jo-Anne Vaughan.

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EMERITUS Professor Peter Herbison, visiting U3A speaker on “How can we know which medical treatments work?” Senior Citizens’ Hall, Friday 22 November, 10.30am. All welcome. Non-members a gold coin PATTISONS Swimming Lessons: 7 and 8 December. Excellent swimming tuition for five years+ at the heated Rockville Pool. Four lessons for $47. Ph Jordy 03 548 0932. TRASH Palace. The GB Community Arts Council sincerely thanks the very lovely ladies at Trash Palace for their recent financial support. COMMUNITY Law Service (Simon Jones): Free and confidential legal help, information, options available in Golden Bay every Wednesday. Appointments, phone Heartland Services 525 6151. Nelson Office 0800 246 146. GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays. GB WEEKLY deadline: 12 noon on Tuesdays.

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TREE removal, confined area felling, chipping, chipper hire. Fully insured. Ph 525 7597, 027 212 4020. WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726. WRITE your book, with a little help from Charlotte Squire. Ph 027 525 7444. Freeview® TV, Satellite dish installs and repairs, Internet networking fixes, energy efficiency consults. Everything electrical.

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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. COMPUTER services. GBTech, experienced technical support for Golden Bay since 2012. Ph Warwick 027 814 2222. CURTAINING fabrics, liners, tapes, hooks, tracks, everything you need to make up curtains yourself, or have them made professionally here in Golden Bay by Imagine Designs, next to GB Glass, Takaka.

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.

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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

ORANGE Rentals have rental cars, trailers and a furniture trailer available for hire. Ph 027 337 7147. 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. PETE’S Electrical, registered electrican and engineer. Residential and commercial solutions. PV solar specialist. Ph Pete 027 435 6169. PORTABLE BANDSAW MILLING. Ph Tim 524 8997, 027 714 4232.


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Chiropractor Inga Schmidt MSc (Chiro), DC, MNZCA 021 180 7789 Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St, Takaka ACC registered 11

Grant Watson

Manipulative Physiotherapist

Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

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

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko so don’t miss out. Ph Don 021 116 8654, Gail 027 451 5407 or message me on Facebook. CEDAR hot tubs, available now. Mattwalkerjoinery.co.nz FIREWOOD. $100 per cube. Ph 020 4078 9258. ASSORTED timber: Cedar, rimu, elm, totara, kauri and teak. Ph Ben 525 7386. JEEP Cherokee, 1996, all round good condition, current WOF, registered till July 2020, 312,000km, 4l Hemi - goes like a “cut cat”. $2,500. Ph 027 498 7505. COLORSTEEL, large selection, new and used. Ph 021 127 2410. SINGLE bed, inner sprung mattress and base, as new. $100. Ph Hilary 525 7386. PANASONIC breadmaker SD2501, hardly used, genuine reason for selling, $150 ono. Ph 525 6075.

DRY FIREWOOD Split pine. Three cord (10.8m3), $450 delivered.

Ph 0800 146 463 EMPLOYMENT WANTED / Hiahia mahi HARDWORKING male seeking full-time employment on building site. Trade qualified cabinet-maker with 30 years’ experience in building industry. Honest and reliable. Ph 027 919 1326.


HONDA Jazz, 2002, great little car, economical, $4000 ono. Ph/txt 027 302 4751.


New phalaenopsis orchids Strawberries looking great! Queensland Blue pumpkins Tomato Brandywine Pink - $2.50 each or 4 for $8 Watermelons Dahlias just $5

Phone 525 9868

46 Motupipi Street, Takaka

JOB VACANCY We are looking for a full time qualified mechanic to join our team If you are interested then please email us your CV to: mobilemechanical@xtra.co.nz We would be very interested to hear from you (all applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence) (This job vacancy is also listed on Trademe: 2392022954)

Weighbridge/Yard Operator - Excellent Position Smart Environmental – Part Time Permanent Are you looking for an excellent part-time permanent varied position working in our Takaka Recycling & Refuse Transfer Station? We have a diverse position become available at our Takaka site for the right candidate. This varied role is a sole charge position so would suit a proactive self-starter and problem solver. Duties will include: • The ability to work all weekends with more days as needed • Day-to-day cash and Eftpos transactions of customers for recycling and rubbish

WANTED / Hiahia

• Sorting and arranging loading of refuse and recyclables

RANCH slider, standard size. Urgent. Please ph 525 6075.

• Reporting to the Tasman District Council and Smart Environmental each day

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko GARAGE sale. Saturday 16, 10am- 2pm (not before). Moving out. Lifestyle block/building/household goods. 512 Hamama Road.

• Driving a telehandler, all kiosk and Re-Use shop transactions, meeting and greeting customers You will have the following attributes and competencies:

GARAGE sale. Saturday 16 November from 8am, 22B Motupipi Street. Some retro/antique furniture and household items.

• Current driver’s license essential and Wheels Endorsement is preferred

COMBINED garage sale. Saturday 16 November, 38 Park Avenue, 9am-12pm.

Golden Bay Weaner Calf and Store Cattle Sale

GARAGE sale. Saturday, Sunday, 8.30am, 560 TakakaCollingwood Highway. CAT and dog doors. Installed for you by Golden Bay Glass. 96 Commercial St. Ph 525 7274.

BLINDS and quality curtain tracks available in ten colours. Design is key: transform one room at a time with floor to ceiling curtaining and inside-fit textured blinds. Ph Tracey at Imagine for a free measure and quote 027 440 0071. FIREWOOD: Douglas pine, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348. 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.

WAIMANGA Firewood. Get ready for next winter, old man pine available, freshly cut and split. We are now taking orders 12

Thursday 28 November 2019 Duncan McKenzie’s saleyards – Takaka Commencing at 1pm

Entries to Date:

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Friesian Bull Calves Hereford x bull calves Angus x Bull Calves Hereford x Heifer Calves Angus x Heifer Calves Hereford x 1yr Steers Hereford x 1yr Heifers

Further entries accepted by contacting Craig Taylor ph 0274 357 437 PGG Wrightson Auctioneers Takaka/Nelson

• Previous experience with customers ideal • Able to work weekends and flexible hours as needed. Summer and winter hours differ • Confident interacting with members of the public and customers • Self-motivated and reliable and physically fit to perform the tasks described • Safety focused and comfortable working outdoors year-round • Must be a team player The successful candidate will be required to undergo criminal history checks, pre-employment medical/drug tests and must be a permanent New Zealand resident. If this sounds like the perfect role for you, please phone Emma on 021 543 427 or email your CV to ecarpenter@smartenvironmental.co.nz. Alternatively, you can call in to the Takaka site and ask for Doug Howard.




SOLLYS Contractors Sollys Contractors are currently looking for staff who are professional, proactive and passionate about their work to fill the following positions. All positions are Golden Bay based. General Class 5 Driver The successful applicant will be based from our Takaka Depot. The position is for a driver (Class 5) driving a range of trucks including the lowbed/transporter and rock/gravel units. Linehaul Class 5 Driver The successful applicant will be based from our Takaka Depot. The position is for a driver (Class 5) driving a Lift Out Side Unit on bulk and general work across the South Island. This position will involve being away from home for some of the week. Machine Operators Our Contracting Team requires the services of experienced machine operators for land development, building sites, civil construction, quarrying, roading and the many other varied tasks in our Golden Bay operation. The successful applicants will have varied machine operational experience, as the positions will involve all contracting machines including all size excavators, bulldozers, rollers, compactors, crushing and screening, loaders and graders. General Labourers Positions are available for labourers and traffic control staff over the summer season. All positions require: o a good standard of fitness and health o professional attitude o references o a dedication to high safety standards Pay rates will be negotiable depending on experience. Applications and enquiries to: Wynne Adrian Systems Manager Ph 03-525 9843

Permanent - Part time – 15 hours per week.

Delivery Driver & Customer Services


PO Box 162, Takaka 7142 Email HR@sollys.co.nz Fax 03-525 9748

If you are an experienced HT driver who would enjoy being • Delivering an efficient and friendly customer service to Trade and DIY part of our highly motivated team focused on delivering customers from the Takaka DriveThru and Yards excellence our customers, this process would within be a great role Team For application information please contact the Business • to Support the sales andthen inventory the DriveThru • Work closely with the inventory team to ensure stock levels are well Manager, Steph Hartill, ph 525 9914 for you. In this role you would be responsible for delivering maintained and presented professionally within the DriveThru for easeor of email steph@gbh.school.nz building materials to construction sites and assisting with sale

Highly motivated enjoyssite. working in a strong customer• requests at ourand Takaka Some sales team workenvironment is Applications close on involved. Monday 25 November at 4pm. This role fits into an existing customer service team to facilitate customer The successful applicant will have a clean drivingIfrecord requests/orders within our busy DriveThru department. you have experience within a customer service role and have the ability to manage inventories & with relevant HT and Forklift driver licenses. Hiab Golden Bay High School merchandising then these tasks will be a focus within the role. experience would be beneficial, full training will be provided may have applicant knowledge ofifthe Building Supplies industryofand will need to be to theYou successful required. Knowledge the physically fit, being on your feet and on the go with customers, while capable of Building Supplies industry would be an advantage. lifting heavy loads at times. You’ll be good with numbers and tallying product


quantities toapplicant enter into awill sales invoice. The successful have to show initiative, have SINGLE, mature male looking for permanent accommodation. good organisational skills and truck handling skills. Due to Due to regular interaction with our customers and ITM staff you must have strong Must bush setting. Have references. Ph 020 4120 0710. regularcommunication interactionskills withincluding our customers and ITM you in person, by phone andstaff email. You will need to behave a quick learner already possess most of the skills we require. must have strongorcommunication skills and a high level of SMALL piece of land/or cottage for retirees wanting to reside personal driveexamination and commitment, coupled with positive A medical including a drug screening testa will be required for here. the Anywhere between Wainui to Collingwood. Ph 027 successful applicant. You will hold a valid full drivers license. Forklift Class F and “can do” attitude. OSH endorsement would be a advantage for this role.

Apply in writing with CV to Luke Brown, Apply in writing with CV to Luke Brown, manager@itmtakaka.co.nz manager@itmtakaka.co.nz

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or Ph 03 5250031. For company information: www.building-supplies.co.nz

For company information visit: www.building-supplies.co.nz Applications close: Monday 28th May 2018

A medical and drug test are required prior to employment. Applications close: Friday 22nd November 2019


For All Your Property Management & Rental Requirements Building ConneXion Ltd Takaka ITM Building Centre 5-7 Buxton Lane, Takaka, 7110

P 03 525 8222 F 03 525 8221

sales@itmtakaka.co.nz www.building-supplies.co.nz

Shona Martin, Property Manager P 0800 4 shona (74662) M 021 217 8959 E shona@shonasrentals.co.nz

LEAPFROG THE BUILD PROCESS This spacious NEW 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, double garaging home was completed just 6 weeks ago. Since then an opportunity has arisen for our client that takes them out of Golden Bay, which gives you the opportunity to leap frog over the building process! Comfort has been at the heart of the design e.g. 4 heatpumps! Fencing is complete but the lawn is on back order!

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FOR SALE: $635,000 Viewing: Saturday 16th Nov 1:30 - 2:00 pm www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20938

RIGHT ON THE RESERVE What could be a more appealing location? Walking distance to all of Takaka's amenities and right on the beautifully kept Council Reserve. Three bedroom family home, conservatory and two garages. Plenty of evening sunshine, bird life, and beautiful rural vistas for you to enjoy from your lounge or your deck.

DEADLINE SALE: Ends 1pm, 26th Nov 2019 (Will NOT be sold prior) Viewing: Sunday 17th Nov 11:00 - 11:30 pm www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20933

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785 Long Plain Road, Takaka Open Home

7 Pohutukawa Place, Pohara

TENDER: Closes 1pm, 3rd Dec 2019 (Will NOT be sold prior) Viewing: Sunday 17th Nov 2:30 - 3:00 pm www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20923

BRANDSPANKINGNEWHOLIDAYHOME It isn't often a beach house offers up four bedrooms, two bathrooms AND two living spaces, and there's ample storage and a big garage too. This Pohara Showhome is ready for your family, or a group of you, to take possession by Christmas! Imagine waking up Christmas morning to this view? Or any morning for that matter! And, if you can't be here all the time, rent it out - it's a no brainer! SET DATE OF SALE: Ends 1pm, 3rd Dec 2019 (Will NOT be sold prior) Viewing:Sunday 17th Nov 1:00 - 1:30 pm www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20936

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• Full or Casual management options • Rental property compliance checks in-line with Healthy Home Standards • Comprehensive entry, exit and routine inspections to comply with your insurance policy • Proven zero arrears record and policy • Up to date information on Residential Tenancy legislation requirements • Peace of mind that your property is being looked after 24/7 Please contact our NZQA qualified Property Manager Jenna Bowden 027 525 7229

Level 1, 11 Buxton Lane, Takaka | Office 03 525 7219 | 027 608 5606 | www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz | Billy Kerrisk THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2019

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New hours: Sundays 2-4pm or by appointment Now on the market with Ray White

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē ANATOKI SALMON. Land your own lunch or order from the menu. Open 7 days, 9am-4.30pm. Ph 525 7251.

espresso coffees, pastries and cakes. 30 Commercial St. Ph 525 7294.

ARCHWAY CAFÉ, open for the season. Closed Tuesdays. Located beside the car park at Wharariki Beach.

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. TOTOS CAFÉ & PIZZERIA. Open Sundays, weather permitting, from 10am to 5pm. Ph 039 707 934, Totaranui hill.

BRIGAND CAFÉ. Open 7 days from 11am. Providers of great food and live entertainment. 90 Commercial Street, Takaka. Ph 525 9636. COURTHOUSE CAFÉ Collingwood. Open 8am-4pm. Pizzas Saturday nights, 5-8pm. Ph 524 8194. CURRY LEAF. Open 7 days, 11.30am til late. Chef-made food, takeaway prices. Ph 525 8481. Phone orders welcome. DANGEROUS KITCHEN. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday-Saturday from 9am till 9pm. Closed Sunday. For bookings and takeaways ph 525 8686. DE-LISH DELICATESSEN. Sumptuous, delicious food. Lunches, catering, coffee, chocolate, cheeses and epicure items. Eat-in or take out. Downtown Takaka. Ph 525 7111. FAREWELL SPIT CAFÉ. Open 9am-5pm, 6 days. Closed Tuesday. 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.

ZATORI’S Friday bar closed until summer season. Private group bookings welcome, please ph 524 8692 or email info@zatori.co.nz

Wholemeal Café Open for evening meals every Friday and Saturday Till 7.30pm. Eat-in or take away. Ph 525 9426

ROOTS BAR. Open 7 days, 11am-late. Gourmet wild burgers, open fire, good beer, good people. Ph 525 9592. TAKAKA INFUSION, teahouse and bakery. Quality breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, European-style breads,






Takeaways available too. Ph 525 9396.

Sans Souci Inn

Tue Lamb fillets with chargrilled Mediterranean vegetables and a salsa verde. Nutty quinoa and mesclun salad $37.00 Wed Roasted Beef Rump with chimmichurri drizzle (Mexican herb dressing). Spicy potato and kumara crush. Avocado cream and a mixed salad with a sun-dried tomato dressing $37.00 Thu Malaysian fish baked in a rendang marinade with cashew coconut sauce. Cardamom jasmine rice, fruity salsa and a summer salad $35.00 Fri Venison Fillet with boysenberries and a parsnip and potato gratin. Salad of mesclun, apples, fennel and orange pickle with hazelnut dressing $38.00 Sat Lamb Fillets with Chraimeh (an Eastern spiced tomato sauce). Creamy pumpkin/kumara with dukkha sprinkle and a nutty couscous salad with whipped feta $38.00 Sun Slow-cooked Beef Fillet topped with mixed mushrooms and parmesan crisp. Roasted root vegetables. Mesclun salad with beetroot, blue cheese and walnut dressing $38.00 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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During Term time Contact Jessica 0210536890

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

Ph: 5259 265

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. Community Connection: 2nd & 4th Sundays in various formats & localities. Ph Rowan Miller 021 106 8461.

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere SUNDAY 17 NOVEMBER FREE COMMUNITY COMPOST WORKSHOP, 10am-2pm, GB Sustainable Living Centre (aka Community Gardens). Bring garden clothes and lunch. Rain or shine.

ZUMBA: Exercise with a difference. Love music, love dance? Come join us, Mondays: Senior Citizens’ Hall 6-7pm with your instructor Maria. See Wednesday too.

TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER BADMINTON, GBHS gym, 7-9pm. Ph Kerry 525 7007. SELF AWARENESS, BUT WHICH SELF? Theosophical presentation by Murray Stentiford. SLC (aka Community Gardens) makers space, 7.30pm, $2. GB WEEKLY deadline: noon on Tuesdays. Late fees apply until 4pm Tuesdays. Paradise Entertainment and Collingwood On the Spot store are our agents.

WEDNESDAY 20 NOVEMBER KOKALITO ORGANIC VEGES available on the Village Green every Wednesday morning. COSTUME HIRE. Closed today, returns to Joan, ph 525 8338.

Open for evening meals (2019/20 season) Menu 2019/20 (bookings essential) Mon Anatoki Salmon with a ginger miso dressing and a basmati and quinoa mix. Beetroot kimchi and a crunchy salad with orange and mint $37.00

Includes Kids program

Friday Night Youth


MAD CAFÉ & RESTAURANT Collingwood, where only the best will do. Open six days Tuesday-Sunday, 8am to 8pm. Closed Mondays. Ph 524 8660. 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.

Sunday Service 10 am

‘the good people place’

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

Gourmet wild food, Open fire, Good beer, Good people

Gourmet food & burgers, Open fire, Good beer, Good people. www.rootsbar.co.nz

Ph: 525 9592


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. 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. Speaker: Viesturs Altments.

ZUMBA. Collingwood Sunday School Hall 6-7pm. See Monday. ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays from 10am-12.30pm, Onekaka Hall.

THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 9-11am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007. CONSCIOUS DANCE. 5.30-7.30pm, Kotinga Hall. Practise emotional resilience and choice. Well trained and experienced facilitators Sybille Feint and Jay Horton, only term 4. $20 at door. sybille@danceandshine.co.nz MEN’S SUPPORT GROUP. Meets every Thursday, 6pm, Workcentre, 84 Commercial Street.

LATER EVENTS GB A&P SHOW 18/01/2020 Class 47 Buttonhole 12-16 years GOLDEN BAY ORCHESTRA, (and friends) 50th Anniversary Concert. The orchestra will finish its special celebratory year with a public concert in the Takaka Primary School hall,1 December at 2pm with an afternoon tea for all to follow. Some fellow players from orchestras “over the hill” will be joining us to play an interesting programme from classical to modern, and some young Golden Bay orchestra players will also join in. All are welcom, $10 entry, or koha. Enquiries ph 027 747 825. TANGO FUNDAMENTALS, 7pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall, 28 November. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2019

PENGUINS AT THE PORT Plans for an environmental precinct │ History of penguins at Port Tarakohe

Sunday 17 November 10am on the Western Arm All welcome - gold coin donation MOHUA BLUE PENGUIN TRUST │ www.goldenbaypenguins.org.nz

AWARENESS & SELF PROTECTION TRAINING Monday 25 November, Takaka, 10.30am - 1pm Using examples relevant to adults of all ages, we’ll practice skills to: Set and protect personal boundaries, deal with sexual harassment/ unwanted attention, use voice as a safety tool, take charge of emotional triggers, deal with verbal aggression, stop aggressive confrontations before they start, emergency self defence skills.

UPCOMING GIGS & EVENTS... Friday 15th November


To register ph Empowerment Trust 0800 543 769, or email admin@empowermenttrust.nz by 3pm, 21 November. Koha of $5 on entry


TE KAITIAKI - A grassroots organization dedicated to patrolling the

festivals of the upper tasman festival circuit & making partys a safe place for everyone, especially for women. $10


Pakawau Beach Park

Saturday 16th November

takaka’s got talent! karaoke roots bar style. HOSTED BY DJ BOOTIEHOLE & GUESTS ALL WELCOME!

Cabins + powered and non-powered camping - ph 524 8308

Saturday 23rd November

Camp Shop 8am to 8pm


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


Coming events at


The Mussel Inn

As a Charitable Trust, we are incredibly grateful for your continued support:

Mosley (PG) NZ, China, Animated Adventure Hillary: Ocean to Sky (G) Sir Edmund Hillary Portrait of a Lady on Fire (M) (NZIFF) Drama The Dead Don’t Die (R13) NT Live: All My Sons (M) $25/20 The Big Bike Film Night (PG) One night only! Tickets: https://www.trybooking.co.nz/2087 *CASH ONLY* Door Sales -subject to availability Tue 19 8.00 Daughter of the Lake (2015) - One screening only $12 Adult $10 Senior $9 Child (Door sales only) All Proceeds donated to the film’s protagonist, Nélida Wed 20 5.00 Judy (M) Judy Garland Biopic 8.00 The Dead Don’t Die (R13) Comedy, Horror Thu 21 2.00 Matinee: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (M) (NZIFF) 8.00 Joker (R16) Action, Drama Fri 22 5.00 Hillary: Ocean to Sky (G) 8.00 Jojo Rabbit (M) WWII Comedy, Taita Waititi Sat 23 5.00 Mosley (PG) 8.00 ***Allshorts 2019: Short Film Festival*** Doors open 7.30pm Tickets: $20/$10 student, Pohutukawa Gallery Sun 24 1.00 Met Opera: Turandot $34/29 5.00 Judy (M) (Final) 8.00 Portrait of a Lady on Fire (M) (NZIFF) (Final) * (NZIFF) New Zealand International Film Festival Fri

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Sun 17th The NIGEL GAVIN and SONIA WILSON - an enticing mix of romantic French cabaret and gypsy swing tunes, $10 Thur 21st QUIZ - 7.30pm. All welcome. Fri 22nd MIKE GARNER and NEIL BILLINGTON – classic blues guitar and harmonica, $10 Sun 24th LOUIS BAKER OPEN ALBUM TOUR, tickets $30 Sat 30th POLLY AND THE MINSTREL - SIOBHAN SWEENY AND NATHAN TORVIK, $5

GB Weekly - Fresh Start Monday with Chris Sue’s Shop - Fresh Start Friday with Grant Golden Bay Dolomite - Friday Focus with Mark Courthouse Café - Yoga Beats with Sam Roots Bar - A BalanSING with GalanJAH


For bookings phone 525 8453 Film information may be found at www.villagetheatre.org.nz


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Golden Bay weather forecast Valid from Friday 15 until Monday 18 November Friday: Westerlies tending northwest. Some showers over Kahurangi, mostly fine elsewhere although some further showers likely late evening. Saturday: Northwesterlies becoming strong. Drizzly showers turning to rain in the afternoon. Sunday: Southwesterlies developing and fine or soon becoming fine. Mild for a time. Monday: Northwesterlies for a time with a few showers. Southwesterlies from afternoon and becoming fine. Sollys Contractors are proud sponsors of this weather forecast.

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162 Abel Tasman Drive



Price: $499,000

Just a 5 minute drive from Collingwood Township, you will find this wee gem of a property set on 1619m2 section & so much to offer: A 3 bedroom home with 2 bathooms (1 an ensuite) & large open plan living/dining area, double glazing, log fire & heat pump, solar water heating, large double garage & carport, separate sleepout with a bathroom, sheds & lots of parking & storage space. Est. gardens & a small area of native planting too. Ref: GB3749

James Mackay 027 359 0892 or james@goldenbayproperty.com


Excellent street appeal & now ready for a new owner who would love to continue on with the pretty & productive gardens & enjoy this much loved 4 bdrm/2bthrm family home. Great location, near Motupipi School. Let your elves loose here! Ref: GB3751

Price: OPEN HOME Sunday 17th & 24th Nov 1.00 - 1.30pm


Paul McConnon 0275 042 872

OPEN HOME Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm


Deadline Sale: 2pm 22/11/2019 (USP) Be quick and your Xmas could be here! Ready for a new owner to add the final touches to the newly painted interior. A very tidy 3 bedroom home (2 dble & 1 sle), with a separate sleep out with bathroom….teenager hangout?….studio….? Open plan & kept warm by the logfire. Single garage & carport, & plenty of storage. Just a wee stroll the shops & schools - so handy! If you want to be in for Xmas, don’t delay - call me to view. Ref: GB3748

Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577 or sarah@goldenbayproperty.com







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


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

Price: Offers Over $659,000

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 Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840

This country villa near the Golden Bay Community Hospital & Central Takaka School, with 4 bdrms incl. a converted attic, 2 bthrms, sprawling gardens & the best lawn for a game of cricket or footy + an in-ground Ref:GB3745 pool, all on 2471m2. Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840

OPEN HOME Sunday 1.30—2.30pm




Centrally located, iconic backpackers. Deceptively spacious: 8 bdrms, 4 bthrms, 2 kitchens, licenced for 28 people, plus sep. owners accommo. YHA approved, indluded in Lets Go & Lonely Planet guides. Call me to view after 12noon. Ref: GBC3733


Mediterranean style buildings with an abundance of ambience in the restaurant & 7 accomm. units. Set amongst tropical gardens & an orchard on 4714m2, & just a few minutes stroll to Póhara Beach, shop, health spa… Ref: GBC3591 Price: $1.29m +GST (if any) GC Annie Telford 027 249 1408

$680,000+GST (if any)

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 Sharon McConnon Sales Manager 0275 258 255

Offers Over $1.45m

James Mackay 027 359 0892

Paul McConnon Salesperson 0275 042 872

Annie Telford Salesperson 0272 491 408

Sarah-Jane Brown Salesperson 0274 222 577

James Mackay Principal / AREINZ / B.Com

027 359 0892

Belinda J Barnes Agent / AREINZ 021 236 2840

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