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Local board submissions due

Submissions on the Local Government Commission’s consultation document close next Friday. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

There is only one week to go before submissions close in the Local Government Commission’s (LGC) consultation on a Golden Bay Local Board. As the community weighs up the pros and cons of a change in local government structure, it essentially boils down to a simple question: Are potential improvements in local decision-making and budgetary spending worth paying for? The answer, however, is complex, as a lack of clear information on costs and benefits makes a rational analysis problematic. As in many policy decisions, the intangible and/or long-term benefits have to be weighed against short-term tangible financial costs. Despite the difficulty, the arguments can be explored by examining each of the three options listed on the LGC’s submission form: 1. Support the retention of existing arrangements, ie community boards (not local boards), in Golden Bay and Motueka. This would maintain the status quo, allowing TDC to retain a high degree of control

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over Golden Bay’s decision-making and spending. But there could be some loosening of the reins; the council’s submission to the LGC (available on TDC website), states additional responsibilities could be granted: “The existing community board is empowered with a number of decision-making responsibilities, and these are always open for expansion where legislation allows.” Golden Bay ward councillors Celia Butler and Chris Hill, along with community board member Grant Knowles, have all stated publicly that the community board could do a lot more, but despite these sentiments, and despite a recommendation from the LGC in 2007, there has been little meaningful expansion of the community board’s portfolio of responsibilities since its inception. When TDC has agreed to extend community involvement, Golden Bay Local Board Working Group secretary Tony Lawton says it’s rarely been about making decisions. “I was involved with a request to TDC for delegation of Port Tarakohe to be managed by our community in conjunction with the

community board in 2014. TDC’s response was to set up another advisory board for the port. Advice isn’t decision-making. Delegations only work if there is an excellent relationship between the community and council, and the budget to perform the delegations is also delegated.” It’s clear from its submission that TDC would be happy to retain the current community board, stating: “The council believes there currently is an appropriate balance between local decision-making and district-wide decision-making, especially given the way in which activities are funded.” 2. Support the option of a Golden Bay Local Board One of the key differences between a community board and a local board is that delegations made to the former can be withdrawn by council on a whim, whereas allocations made to the latter can only be reversed if both parties agree. The democratic advantages of a local board, listed by the LGC in its consultation document, include better... Continued on page 2

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Tasman District Council’s consultation on its proposal to chlorinate several council-owned water supplies opened on Tuesday this week. Most of the district’s water supplies are already chlorinated, but council is proposing to permanently chlorinate the remainder – which for Golden Bay involves the schemes in Upper Takaka and Hamama. The proposal to chlorinate was prompted by the findings of a Government inquiry into the 2016 gastroenteritis outbreak in Havelock North where the town’s drinking water supply became contaminated with Campylobacter. As a result of the incident, 5,500 people became ill and 45 people were hospitalised. The outbreak is also thought to have contributed to four deaths. The Government inquiry’s final report, published in 2017, outlined several recommendations to prevent a recurrence. These focused on six principles that all councils need to conform with and embed in their practices. One of the key principles, is to establish a multi-barrier approach to prevent contamination – because water sources can be affected by a range of contaminants that may make it unsafe to drink or look and smell unappealing. A multi-barrier approach uses several methods to treat water, including source protection, filtration, ultraviolet treatment and chlorination (residual disinfection). Chlorine is widely used for residual disinfection because it efficiently kills pathogenic microorganisms, preventing them from causing disease. And because it remains in the water supply as it flows through the network of pipes and reservoirs to the last household tap. The taste and odour of chlorinated water, as well as its physiological effects, are of concern to some consumers, but there are steps that can be taken to counter such impacts – and some of these are mentioned in the consultation document. TDC has organised public information meetings across the district to discuss the proposal. The Golden Bay session is scheduled for Tuesday 25 August, 5.30-7pm at Upper Takaka Community Hall. Submissions can be made online at the TDC website, or via email or post. Details are published in the consultation document, which is available online from the council’s website, as well as in hard copy from TDC’s Takaka Service Centre and the Memorial Library. Submissions close on 4 September.

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Continued from page 1 ...local decision-making, improved local governance and effective response to the opportunities, needs and circumstances of Golden Bay. The anticipated benefits need to be balanced against the costs of operating a local board. Estimates vary considerably, but costs will depend on the breadth and depth of responsibilities transferred to a local board, which in turn represent the benefits of the new body. Golden Bay ratepayers are currently charged a targeted rate of approximately $20pa per property to fund their community board. Based on a report by Philip Jones and Associates, the LGC estimates the additional annual costs of supporting a local board would be as follows: $42,284 for board member remuneration, $240,000 for a dedicated support officer (including overheads), plus $190,000 in indirect costs. The LGC calculates this would add approximately $75pa to Golden Bay’s targeted rate. TDC believes it would require 4.5 full-time equivalent members of staff to provide support – a lead team member, a customer support officer, a senior and part-time advisor and a PA/community liaison officer. Rather than looking at the additional costs of supporting a local board in Golden Bay, the council’s costings are based on the total $900,000pa operating costs of Auckland’s local boards such as that in Waiheke Island – a community that shares may similarities with Golden Bay. Depending on how the costs are apportioned between the general and targeted rate, TDC estimates that the annual cost per Golden Bay property would be $283.18, or $40.11 if spread across the district. Philip Jones, an experienced consultant the LGC ranks highly and has used before, explains the apparent discrepancy. “I was asked by the LGC, ‘What is the additional cost in terms of the service transition from council to a local board, not the total costs?’ The council will already have been incorporating some costs. There are services being delivered to Waiheke by the local board that would not happen with TDC.” Whichever way the calculations are performed, a local board is almost certain to cost more – at least in the short term. But Tony believes that medium-to-long-term efficiency gains, increased community-based decision-making, and targeted use of local budgets could reduce council expenses and improve service delivery. “TDC recently spent $500,000 on legal costs on two Golden Bay issues, and there could be savings from reduced travel costs and time for council staff. The Commission is right to say that these regional benefits should be offset against the increased governance cost of a local board.” Ignoring any potential democratic benefits, TDC maintains a negative stance towards the local board proposal, stating in its submission: “On the basis of what the LGC has presented, we are unconvinced that a compelling case for a local board has been presented given the likely cost implications to the Tasman community generally and Golden Bay in particular.”

3. Support the option of a Golden Bay local board and a local board or boards elsewhere in Tasman District This would involve a significant loss of central control and a distribution of budgets to the wards, and according to its submission, is TDC’s worst-case scenario. “Should the Commission decide on a local board, the Council’s least preferred option is five local boards across the District due to increased costs, increased inconsistency of policy and service levels across the community and cuts across communities of interest.” The current system of governance across the district, however, is far from consistent. In addition to the community boards operating in Golden Bay and Motueka, there are numerous community associations covering many of the district’s smaller communities, including Brightwater, Dovedale, Mapua, Marahau, Moutere Hills, Motueka Valley, Murchison, Rotoiti, Tapawera, Tasman, Torrent Bay and Wakefield. Although they have different titles—associations, councils, and committees—they all exist to support and advocate for residents in their local communities and make submissions to council on a range of issues of concern for the local community. Tony suggests this fragmented, ad hoc network could be harmonised if four or five local boards were set up across the district. This would establish a system of consistent representation, allow delegation of responsibilities—and budgets—to local communities, and offer scope for reduction of overhead support costs, as in Auckland’s centralised services model for its 21 local boards. He argues that reallocation of TDC’s $4.5m annual central governance budget to cover some local board governance costs “would potentially allow for a lower cost-per-ratepayer (around $60 per annum) to achieve the benefits of community-level decision-making, both here and for communities over the Hill”. TDC doesn’t consider this possibility in its submission, stating only that, “costs and staff resources would be considerably higher with additional local boards to service”. The scenario of a system of local boards is about to become less likely if TDC has its way; in its submission, council asks the LGC to set the threshold to progress new requests at 10 per cent of the entire district’s electors, not just of the ward in question. Making a submission: The LGC commissioners have made it very clear that they will consider the quality of the arguments in the submissions when they make their decision. Tony says the commissioners have deliberately avoided taking a prescriptive approach but instead “are looking for considered input from the community to ensure any changes they decide to make are communitydriven and in conjunction with the Commission”. The Golden Bay community now has until next Friday to weigh up the additional costs of governance against the potential benefits of more control of its own affairs. Submissions can be made online at the LGC website, or via email or post to the LGC. Submissions close on Friday 14 August.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters launch THE ALL NEW YARIS RANGE Hello Golden Bay

It’s been a while and it’s great to be back! We have some exiting news on the car front with a number of new models about to be launched in NZ. The all new Yaris Range, featuring three very individual styles, and Hybrids, which are shown in the images. Also, we have the newly updated Hilux range with updated front and rear end, improved ride comfort and more tech. These are expected to be on sale in October as Covid pushed back the launch date and, of course, the Hybrid Highlander, which will be launched in March next year. If you would like any more info on these, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I will be resuming my travels to Golden Bay soon so I look forward to seeing you.

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BBBS representatives, from left, Ross Newman, Chelsea Routhan, Maree Brewer, Richard Kempthorne. Photo: Ronnie Short. RONNIE SHORT

Golden Bay community members gathered at the Recreation Centre on Tuesday 28 July for the launch of the local Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) programme. As people arrived for the 6pm start they were welcomed by team members from Nelson-Tasman BBBS: Chelsea Routhan (programme director), Maree Brewer (co-ordinator for Golden Bay), Ross Newman (chairman) and Richard Kempthorne (board member). Those attending seized the clear opportunity for some casual networking across the various community groups represented, and chatted amicably. There were members from Takaka Primary, Golden Bay High and Collingwood Area Schools, Takaka Fire Brigade, Tasman District Council, Golden Bay Community Board and the Police. There were some present who were considering becoming mentors for young people in our community. A further five who were absent had already put their names forward. Chelsea delivered a welcome speech, accompanied by a video showing what the BBBS mentoring programme is all about. Originating in America, the idea was so successful that the model spread to other countries and is now international. It is the world’s largest mentoring programme for children aged six-18 years. BBBS has been operating in New Zealand for 22 years; Nelson was one of the founding communities. One mentor featured in the video strongly recommended

that everyone would enjoy being a mentor if they tried it. Volunteer mentors are vital to maintain and develop sustainable and fully participatory communities. As Chelsea stressed, mentors are not saviours, but rather allies. “It’s about igniting the potential in our youngsters.” She went on to say that although BBBS works in partnership with police, the programme does not take young people who are offending, or those who have behavioural issues. There are three core mentoring programmes. In Community Based Mentoring, mentors and young people meet on their own, either after school or on weekends for one-four hours a week. School Based Mentoring means mentors spend about one hour a week doing activities with the child at school during term time. In School Based Teen Mentoring, Year 1113 students mentor a primary school child for one hour each week (during term time). This last option is already underway in Golden Bay High and Takaka Primary Schools, who have nine mentors in place. Becoming a mentor requires four steps: 1) Three references; 2) A police check; 3) Training; 4) Matching with a young person. “It costs $1500 per year to support our mentors,” Chelsea informed the gathering. “All funding raised by a community stays in that community.” To learn more, visit www.bigbrothersbigsistersnelson.org. nz or phone Chelsea to register your interest: 03 545 9864 or 021 924 255.

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RAINFALL

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July 2020

Rainfall

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Heaviest fall

93mm 11 29mm on the 5th Second lowest July rainfall since 2004

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94mm

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30mm on the 5th

Kaihoka

97mm

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16mm on the 20th

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27mm on the 5th

Glenview Rd 117mm

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38mm on the 8th

Paines Ford 119mm 12 41mm on the 5th 40% below average year-to-date Onekaka 140mm 17 37mm on the 6th 66% of average for July, 72% for the year Hamama

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Collingwood 156mm

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36mm on the 6th

Puramahoi 166mm

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204mm

62mm on the 5th

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PROJECT DE-VINE

Local board versus community board

Until Tasman District Council provides transparency to its financial transactions it would, in my opinion, be imprudent to proceed with the establishment of a local board for Golden Bay. How can any decision involving our rates be made when TDC refuses to reveal from where its income is derived and where our money is spent? At present TDC provides merely the type of activity it allegedly spends rate and fee income on. The current classification of TDC expenditure is designed to prevent ratepayers from understanding income, costs or benefits derived, by ward. In this day and age, the technology exists to record the direct external costs of contractors, material consumed and the personnel costs associated with each activity, by ward. The vast majority of employees engaged by contractors for TDC-related activity are hourly-paid individuals who must “clock in” and “clock out” of their work. This is easily achieved with inexpensive phone apps. TDC staff should operate to this same discipline; after all, they are our public servants. The idea of public servants who refuse to tell their employers what they do or where they do it, is objectionable. Within the legislation, there is ample scope for Golden Bay to be provided with delegated power and authority. Whilst TDC refuses to delegate any responsibility to our community board, dissatisfaction amongst Golden Bay ratepayers will persist. A sound maxim is “follow the money”; TDC makes that impossible. Ratepayers should be entitled to know where their money is spent. Bruce Collings

Opportunity knocks for local board

Just as with Brexit, the enemies of democracy are doing their best to sow fear and confusion about a local board. The press and the serpents at TDC try to discourage us, as do our Number of properties involved 466 (their?) representatives, possibly from self-interest. The Local Banana passion vines - mature 176,253 Banana passion vines - seedlings 228,203 Government Commission (which claims to be independent, Old Man’s Beard 53,958 but are employees of Jacinda) have given us the impression Other pest plants and trees 45,084 that only overpriced crumbs are on the table, when we could All pest plants and trees total 503,498 have the whole cake. Total controlled this month 17,784 It’s hard to imagine any policy that need apply across both Golden and Tasman Bays. We should be asking for every single regulatory power available to us, and for control of all the income from our “stolen” assets, eg the port, the aerodrome and the holiday camps, which could be ours. We can build a prosperous new economy, and are bound only by our imagination and our chains. Why worry about the cost? To know what democracy is really worth, pay a visit to the war memorial and ask the fallen. The “Tyrannical District Council” already abuses us anyway: it NEW PHONE NUMBER: 027 525 8679 signed our houses away to bail out its dam, gouges us at every EMAIL: admin@gbweekly.co.nz opportunity, and forces our businesses to close. We’ve nothing to lose and everything to gain, and can return OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Wednesday 9am-5pm to how things were. Opportunity seldom knocks twice, so let’s ARTICLE IDEA OR REQUEST argue for what we want (don’t ask, don’t get!). Let’s not tell future generations that we had our chance for freedom, but We welcome your suggestions. Please contact us. were tricked out of it, or worse still too timid to take it. SUBMISSION OF A WHAKAARO Steve Penny July 2020

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Stretching out the hand of kindness

Reading that the sign White Silence Is Compliance was vandalised brought deep questions in me - obviously it had provoked anger. I am European and feel the guilt of what our ancestors did to first-world people, but I rejoice that Māori can now celebrate with pride their beautiful heritage – generously sharing with us some of their unique cultural values - greatly enriching our own lives. We live in a broken and fragmented society with people of all races falling by the wayside. Don’t we Europeans have a heritage to be proud of? Europe is dotted with old monastries, churches and chapels where through the ages the sick and lost were comforted, where children could learn to read, where beautiful sacred music was sung. When the settlers came to New Zealand churches became the hub of social life where women supported families and nursed the sick, where men helped each other. Many missionaries were the first to speak Māori, communicating Māori concerns to local government officials, settling disputes. Nowadays not many people go to church but our society is still built on the Christian principles of justice and mercy – trying to give every person a fair deal in life – but longstanding loss of self worth and depression, alcoholism etc are not easily solved. Let us then, with aroha and compassionate understanding, stretch out a hand of kindness to those who feel so rejected and angry, caught in the web of wilderness of our society. Helena Thorpe

What price democracy?

We elect councilors to represent our wants/needs and do our bidding. They have a three-year tenure. Councillors select a CEO who is employed (by us ratepayers) to select staff who know all the manuals of local government and governing instructions. Many have degrees in local government and specialist trades. I read in the “Local board debate“ article (GBW 31/7) that ward governance costs, rather than democratic benefits, have become the key issue. What is more important than democracy? What price is democracy? We see what is happening in Hong Kong when democracy is taken away. The GB Weekly has read a document that shows TDC has come out strongly against a local board. The CEO in a letter dated 10 June 2020 to the LGC has costed TDC’s support well above the LGC’s estimate. This has to be challenged. We the ratepayers and residents are the “cash cow “ that pays average annual income of staff at $88,000 (note the national average wage is $50,000 per year). Does the CEO really have the power to influence and challenge what the ratepayers want, which is a local board? If the cost is $75pa per rateable property, it is cheaper than the Waimea Dam. What price is democracy? Does an employee of the district’s ratepayers rule the roost and overpower their wishes? Reg Turner

Local board may cost the Bay one councillor

Once again, Golden Bay is set for a division of principles. Idealists versus realists. Local board versus community board. Estimated targeted rate of $95pa versus existing targeted rate of $19.79pa per rateable property. Allocated responsibilities versus delegated responsibilities. In fact, local people making local decisions versus local people making local decisions. The only issue being what decision-making powers may be given by the Local Government Commission (LGC) or by negotiation with the local governing body, aka Tasman District Council (TDC). The paper “An option for a Golden Bay Local Board” is thin on detail and leaves most of us ill-informed. To be clear, the role of local decision-making may not include central government legislation (potable water), commercial operations (eg Port Tarakohe) and district-wide considerations such as roading. A local board is not autonomy from TDC, nor is it a return to the halcyon days of the Golden Bay County Council. A local board with five elected representatives and a local government staff manager will almost inevitably mean that one Golden Bay councillor will be lost at the next representation review. Curiously, a community board member has publicly declared that “community board is a waste of time” but “with a local board we will have clever people to represent us”. So, if only stupid people stood and were elected to community board last October, then why not have a ratepayer association with a cross-section of local people who will volunteer to serve Golden Bay, at absolutely no cost. Sara Chapman

Local board fact and experience

Golden Bay residents are currently being asked to contribute to the Local Government Commision’s decision about the future governance of their ward. The decision may create the most significant change since 1989 when the local government sector was restructured. The potential implications are all the more reason to ensure people are fully informed of the facts. As the proposed local board is not the first, the process will benefit from facts derived from the Auckland experience. Recent reporting has supported some interesting claims, particularly about costs and roles. The desire to make a change is understood, but the sustainable long-term choice should be made by balancing the outcome sought with the real costs. Unfortunately, the desire to affect change has led to the use of figures that have no factual basis or are without context. Tasman District Council does not have an opinion either way. This is a decision for the residents of the district. The council’s duty is to ensure the people submitting do so aware of the pertinent facts. In preparing the information to contribute to the process, council took advantage of the experience of the Auckland model. It is from this experience, which was contributed to by those who manage the Auckland boards, the figures and narrative within the submission were sourced. They are not inflated, nor are they opinion, they are facts. Golden Bay, and other Tasman, residents, have the right to have the correct information to make an informed submission. The legislation does not allow appeals or another go if it doesn’t work out. Chris Choat, TDC community relations manager

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LE T TERS Have we forgotten how lucky we are?

Fred Dagg (John Clarke) wrote it 45 years ago – We don’t know how lucky we are! It’s pretty clear lucky Australia has run out of luck just now, and it did so seemingly overnight. Covid-19 has damaged just about everything, worldwide. New Zealand has escaped the worst, at least for now. The trouble is, our security is incredibly flimsy, can’t be improved easily, and if we depend on luck, we’re cooked. So, even if some of us think it’s all just another New World Order plot, the better bet is fear, not confidence. My team of five million, I hope, will continue to be tested, continue personal contact tracking, and when the inevitable leaks of the virus from quarantine occur, we, each of us, will do our best to prevent spread. Vic Eastman

Suspicion lies in the eye of the beholder

In last week’s paper (GBW 31/7) we found a common argument in favour of CCTV, namely that it helps prevent crime by making it possible to spot suspicious behaviour. The trouble with this line of thinking is that it doesn’t address the human factor which ultimately decides what is or isn’t suspicious. It also subverts the ancient Roman maxime in dubio pro reo (when in doubt, for the accused) which is still at the basis of modern rule of law. If as a society we want to get rid of this standard there at least needs to be discussion about it. The way the argument was presented in The GB Weekly seemed to state that it was an irrefutable fact. We need to talk about how we want to weigh personal freedom (eg of behaving in an odd way) against security (eg of property). Nina Sobhani

Rangihaeata penguin nesting sites

Rangihaeata beach is one of a few near Takaka where council allows anytime dog walking. Fraser Road gives access to the western end of the beach, close to the trees that have recently been illegally felled. Dog owners approach the beach here, and children have traditionally made driftwood huts among the trees. It has not been a usual penguin habitat as claimed. The penguin nesting sites have traditionally been at the eastern end of the beach, protected from big seas by Rangihaeata head. Until the present landowner destroyed the marram grass sandbanks with a rock wall, the penguin nests had been nurtured there for years. They also sheltered in the crevices among the rock slabs of the headland and still nest under houses there. All the trees salvaged were three years standing dead, caused by rapid erosion and salt water under roots. Ten years ago Coast Care planted five metres of land in front of them, all now eroded. Pine trees grow with a flat, shallow root plate, which makes them prone to toppling. As the sea erodes the roots of the trees in question, the salt kills them, and eventually they fall over. They do not usually collapse onto penguin tunnels. Ms McConville, as a recent arrival, is probably not aware of the active erosion along the beach. As a 25-year resident, I have watched an average of one metre per year being eroded by the sea, and sand dunes build up several times to the level of paddocks, and then disappearing. Dilyse Roberts

Hockey’s new home at the Rec Park Centre

The first Saturday of August 2020 will forever be marked on the calendar as an incredibly special day for Golden Bay Hockey Association. After years of our regular Saturday morning bash-and-smash being played at the Takaka Primary School fields, we have packed up our shin pads and moved ourselves up to the new Windles Hockey Ground at the Golden Bay Rec Park Centre. To Rose and Philip Windle, your generosity is simply out of this world. What it means to us as a club to play in such a supportive atmosphere is immense. You have provided a space of community, joy, encouragement, and achievement for generations to come. It is both a privilege and a pleasure to be a part of that. To Sara and Woolfie, your tireless effort, generous commitment of time and seemingly endless great attitude is inspiring. Our club is eternally grateful for the positive impact now and for years to come. To Dean Lund, thank you for your vision and for everything NBS does for our community. The

BBQ was awesome. What a lovely welcome. We understand exactly how much it takes to make something like this happen. To everyone involved in some way, it’s all incredibly humbling. On behalf of all of us, thank you. It feels good to call the Rec Park Centre home. What an amazing facility. Zara Pedersen on behalf of Golden Bay Hockey Association

Misjudged metaphor and white privilege

I feel sadly curious about Steve Penny’s words (GBW, 24/7) “to risk the wrath of the thought police, who ruthlessly press their knees on the necks of anyone who dares dissent”. We all know this is how George Floyd was murdered, his life is lost forever. Is Steve comparing the act of calling out social injustice to a violent act of hatred? I wonder if he designed this metaphor to promote togetherness or division? Racism is a worldwide issue. It is a deliberately designed social structure that disadvantages anyone who is not white. It is divisive by its very nature. This is true whether or not an individual white person believes they feel kindly towards people of colour, as most of us of course do. No one who is white is free from it because it is part of our socialisation - the messages we receive as part of the shared culture we grow up in - which is dominated by and governed almost entirely by white people. It might sound counter-intuitive but acknowledging whiteness is a necessary step towards dismantling racism. I see the White Silence Is Compliance sign as an invitation. It is asking those of us who have been afforded the benefits of living with a lifelong advantage that has been mostly invisible to us, to acknowledge that advantage. The library has an excellent book called White Fragility for anyone who is curious for further understanding. Kat Drew

Physical reaction to written words

Whilst reading Steve Penny’s letter (GBW 24/7), I found myself with a racing heart and shallow breath. My stomach turned. The next day I realised I could remember the physical reaction I had to Steve’s letter but none of the words. I had blanked them out. Upon re-reading, I understood why. Steve used the circumstances of George Floyd’s murder to articulate his opinions. As a black woman I found this violent and traumatising. I am not alone in this reaction; I shared Steve’s letter with others that walk in black skin and their reactions were similar. “My first reaction was to read it again as I couldn’t quite believe what I was reading. I read it four times. I felt disbelief. It makes me feel sick in the stomach and angry,” said Davina from Middlesbrough, UK. “My first response was that I’m tired..... angry..... they’re actually racist but can’t admit it. What kind of man would use the analogy of a knee on the neck in this context?” said Jamie from London, UK. Steve used a traumatising lived experience of black people to illustrate his discomfort, discontent and white fragility for an artwork that supports black lives. In my opinion this is an example of white supremacy. Steve states in his letter “I agree we should speak out against racism”, well thanks Steve, I always will. Emma Callaghan

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A local board for Golden Bay? Elsewhere in Tasman District? Reminder of closing date for submissions: 14 August

Tasman District and local boards:

Option of a Golden Bay local board

The Local Government Commission has released a consultation document on the option of establishing a Golden Bay local board. There is also an option of establishing local boards in other areas of Tasman District.

The Commission wishes to remind residents from both Golden Bay and elsewhere in Tasman District that submissions close on Friday, 14 August 2020. July 2020

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Copies of the Golden Bay local board consultation document have been delivered to mailboxes across Tasman District. Further copies are available at Tasman District Council and libraries and service centres across the district. It may also be downloaded from the Commission’s website at www.lgc.govt.nz. Further information can be obtained from the Commission Phone: (04) 460 2228 Email:i info@lgc.govt.nz Post: PO Box 5362, Wellington 6145 Website: www.lgc.govt.nz Penny Langley, Chief Executive Officer

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WHAKAARO: Local board governance costs SUBMITTED BY WORKING GROUP FOR A GOLDEN BAY LOCAL BOARD

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Local boards were first established in 2010 across all of Auckland’s 21 communities. Populations of board areas range from 900 to over 100,000. Governance support is provided via a centralised local-board service centre within the Auckland Council. In 2014, the Government implemented legislation allowing local boards for certain other communities (including Tasman’s). A local board provides for significant community involvement in its own governance. It allows a community to prepare a three-year community plan, with a contractual framework to agree with the Council the budget and work schedules for delivery of that plan. Our community’s application to the Local Government Commission is the first under this legislation, which allows the Commission to structure local boards to meet the specific circumstances of individual communities. However, councils retain responsibility for providing the governance support the board needs for its decision-making. The cost of doing this is called the governance cost. In Auckland this is funded from the general rate. However, in our case, the Commission is consulting with our community on a proposal for a “standalone” local board, requiring TDC to provide governance support in a very different situation to that in Auckland. Is a “one-off” local board practical and affordable for our community of 5,000 people? Governance support options Last week, after consulting with the Auckland Council, TDC released their proposed governance support structure for a Golden Bay local board. It requires four-and-a-half council staff, located in Golden Bay. TDC see this level of resource required due to the wide range of technical knowledge needed to support local government decision-making. The indicative cost is $900,000pa, based on Auckland local board costs. This would require a $280pa per household rate on GB ratepayers, if funded solely by the local community. A cost many would find unaffordable. The Commission, after investigating TDC’s cost base, and also with due consideration of the Auckland local boards, propose a different governance support structure: one tailored to our community’s needs. It requires one “generalist” council employee, located in Golden Bay, providing direct support to the five board members, with one full-timeequivalent position (spread over a number of technical support areas) in TDC’s Richmond office providing technical indirect support. This approach requires an additional rate on the GB community of $75pa per household (above what we currently

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pay for the Golden Bay Community Board, which is $20) to fund the local direct governance cost, ie board member remuneration, plus the one local support person. For funding the Richmond-based indirect support, the Commission considered the benefits of improved GB local decision-making on the wider Tasman region; it frees up the governing body (14 regional councillors) to better govern regional issues; it provides many opportunities to reduce council expenses (just one example, the $500,000 TDC spent recently on legal costs on two local issues); it reduces travel costs/time for council staff, etc. It also took into account that only part of the indirect cost is “incremental”, with TDC able to utilise existing resources to cover a portion of this service. Weighing up all these factors, the Commission see funding the indirect (Richmond) support costs from the Tasman-wide general rate as an equitable compromise for all Tasman ratepayers. In some ways the Commission’s proposal is a move “back to the future”. Twenty years ago our community was supported by a local council employee who handled the myriad of tasks required to coordinate local government service-delivery here in the Bay. But it also provides the capability to call on the Council’s specialist staff in Richmond to advise on the complex issues of regulation, engineering, RMA law, etc, which a local board would need to take into account in their decision-making and planning. It is a well thought out, practical solution to providing local board governance support, with regard to our community’s specific circumstances. And it may very well allow our community to adopt a community-centric, “place-based” platform of local government at an affordable price. The Commission is obligated to consider establishing local boards for the other Tasman communities. A wider implementation of local boards would provide opportunities for cross-community collaboration and sharing of governance and establishment costs. Utilising the Auckland centralised services model, in conjunction with facilitating a more meaningful reallocation of TDC’s existing central governance budget ($4.5million pa) to cover a portion of local board governance costs, would potentially allow for a lower cost per ratepayer to achieve the benefits of community-level decision-making, both here and for communities over the Hill. There are many factors you should consider in your submission to the commissioners, due next Friday. Governance costs are one of these. But don’t forget the benefits you (hopefully) see in a community’s greater participation in its own governance.

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We are seeking submissions on a proposal to permanently chlorinate the following water supplies: Upper Takaka, Hamama, Motueka, Riwaka / Kaiteriteri and Richmond. All other Tasman District Council water supplies are already treated with chlorine to ensure the safe supply of drinking water. This is in line with the accepted practice for water treatment around New Zealand and other developed countries around the world. You can read the full statement of proposal online at tasman.govt.nz/feedback or see a hard copy at all Tasman District Council Offices and Libraries. A public information session will be held to discuss the proposal and answer questions at the Upper Takaka Community Hall on Tuesday 25 August, 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm.

Dog Control Bylaw changes We are consulting on a proposal to make two amendments to the Dog Control Bylaw in Golden Bay. They are:

The Marvellous Mr Shapes might be best known for his children’s shows, but now he’s passing his expertise on to adults. Mr Shapes invites adults of a fantastical, whimsical nature to a smashing storytellin’ workshop. The session is free and is suitable for grown-ups such as teachers and bedtime story’ers who are keen to learn this forgotten tradition. Saturday 8 August, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm. Contact Takaka Library to book.

• Allowing dogs under leash control to come back into Commercial Street, Takaka; and

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• Allowing dogs back onto Tata Beach all year round except from sunset until 8.30 am every day. You can see the full proposal on the website, tasman.govt.nz, at the Takaka Council Service Centre or library.

How to have your say:

Submissions are invited until 4.30 pm Wednesday 19 August.

• Email your submission to info@tasman.govt.nz with ‘Water Safety Consultation’ in the subject line.

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• Head to tasman.govt.nz/feedback to submit your feedback online. • Post your submission to ‘Water Safety Consultation’, Tasman District Council, 189 Queen Street, Private Bag 4, Richmond 7050. Submissions are open until Friday 4 September 2020. Anyone who wishes to do so will have the opportunity to speak in support of their submission at a hearing to be held on Tuesday 6 October 2020.

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Work on Stage 2 is underway including a new weighbridge and kiosk, and improvements to the recycling drop-off area on the upper level. Construction will be happening until October and while this is taking place a diversion will be in place on site. For access to the rubbish and greenwaste drop-off area on the lower level, you will need to drive around the work site, past the recycling drop-off area. The temporary road layout changes are signposted and staff on site are happy to help.

The Local Government Commission has released its consultation document on the application to establish a local board in Golden Bay and its financial implications for the whole district. Read the document on their website, lgc.govt.nz. Submissions are invited until Friday 14 August 2020.

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NEWS IN BRIEF Guess the weight of the swede

Finalists of PGG Wrightson’s “guess the weight of the swede” competition. From left, Declan Nalder (2nd), Wyatt McQueen (3rd), Lucas McCleely (3rd). Absent: Charlie and Alfie Nalder (1st). Photos: Anita Peters. ANITA PETERS

A competition was recently run by PGG Wrightson for school kids up to 16 years, inviting them to guess the weight of an enormous swede. Technical Field Representative from PGG Wrightson Graeme McCleely grew the swede on the property of client Nathan Page from Longbush Farms for stock food. Product suppliers Kaiwaka, Skellerup and Deane jumped on board as sponsors, providing great prizes in the way of gumboots, vests, overalls and other farm kids’ goodies. The remarkably close guesses to the actual weight came down to four finalists, three of whom are pictured above. The actual weight of the swede was 9.6kg.

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BOOK REVIEW: A Theatre for Dreamers REVIEW BY ELEANOR WILSON

A Theatre for Dreamers is a perfect read for anyone who has missed out on a winter holiday to the islands this year. The author, Polly Samson, has set her novel in 1960 on the Greek island of Hydra, two hours by ferry from Athens. Back then there were few of the amenities we take for granted. It was a popular destination for artists and writers, and is still described as one of the most cosmopolitan Greek Islands. Even today there are no cars on the island. Erica Hart is a seventeen-year-old whose mother has just died. Erica works as a typist, while her older brother, Bobby, is at art college. Erica feels the loss of her mother deeply. Her father is harsh and often violent. She has a boyfriend, Jimmy Johnson, a handsome and virile young man, who has ambitions to quit law school and hopefully find his true vocation as a poet. Surprise bequests from their mother, £1,000 to Erica and a convertible sports car to Bobby, make it possible for them to plan their escape. Fortuitously, a parcel arrives addressed to their mother from an old friend who has not yet learned of her death. It contains a book written by the friend, Charmian Clift. The novel, Peeling the Lotus, is about her life on Hydra, and Erica is immediately enthralled by the description of life on the island. She remembers Charmian as a kind and sympathetic woman. After a careful consideration of their finances, Erica and Bobby, together with Jimmy and Edie, Bobby’s girlfriend, decide that they can afford to live on Hydra for a year. Charmian promises to find them a house, and off they go. The description of the island is extraordinarily vivid. Warmth and colour pervade the narrative: the reader can almost feel the heat, taste the chalky white ouzo, the fragrant roast lamb and rosemary, and the honey cakes sprinkled with rose petals. The vegetation is lush: scarlet flowers tumble over dazzling white walls. The sea is clear and blue, a refuge from the sunbaked rocks, bronze in the setting sun. The young people become part of the artists’ colony. The artists and writers are equally colourful. Charmian and her husband George Johnston, an Australian author, are the leaders of the cosmopolitan community, and Erica is happy to be taken under Charmian’s wing. She and Jimmy revel in their new found freedom, swimming, sunbathing, eating, drinking and making love. They enjoy the company of talented people, including the Canadian poet and musician Leonard Cohen, who actually meets his future partner, Marianne Ihlen, on the island. Of course, not all of these people are successful, but Hydra provides them with the perfect opportunity for pursuing their ambitions even when the rejection slips mount up. However, there is a darker side to this apparently idyllic

existence. Relationships sour, jealousy is kindled, accidents, illness and betrayals upset the close social network. Polly Samson also explores the problem for women who are often expected to support their male partners at the expense of their own creativity. Charmian, for instance, spends hours sitting by George’s side, helping him to complete his latest novel, angry and frustrated that her own work has been set aside. Interestingly, several of the characters are real people – Leonard Cohen, Marianne Ihlen, Charmian Clift, George Johnson, and Axel Jensen – and the author describes their relationships in convincingly imagined detail. A Theatre for Dreamers is a story of contrasts, disappointment and success, friendship and rivalry, love and infidelity. But running through the novel, and leaving a deep impression on the reader, is the magical influence of the island.

From left, Dave Tinkler and Debbie Pearson of the Mohua 2040 group invited the public to contribute to a sustainable vison for Golden Bay at Saturday’s Village Market. Photo: Jo Richards.

Mighty Morning Tea Shout

Last Wednesday, Golden Bay businesses who were classed as an essential service and operated during the Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown were shouted morning tea by Rural Women’s three Golden Bay branches. Delicious home-baked goodies were delivered to many businesses, including The GB Weekly. It was part of a national initiative to say thank you to the workers who ensured the country’s essential services continued to run during the Covid-19 lockdown. “The Mighty Morning Tea Shout was a great opportunity for us to thank all the people who worked through the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown and those who supported their communities during that time,” says National President Fiona Gower. 8

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Though the track won’t be open for use until spring at least, work began last week on the third and final stage of the track linking Paines Ford to East Takaka. The first two stages, starting part-way along the DOC reserve at Paines Ford, are already complete. In only five days, volunteers Wouter de Maat and Phil Castle, and contractor Kieran Parish on the digger, pushed the final 700 metres through to the paper road laneway off East Takaka Road. Intermittent rain helped solidify and compact the ground. The digger led the way, followed by Wouter and Phil raking off stones and rolling the track. The original Golden Bay Cycle and Walkways Society Inc (GBCWS) plans were to follow the Takaka River further along, but a number of issues arose, including the need for a bridge, which was not costed in. “That’s when Jamie and Andrea Ward offered us to come down along their property and out onto East Takaka Road,” explained Wouter. “The support we’ve had from them has been fantastic; we’re really appreciative.” “That’s a big hunk of land they’re giving up,” agreed Phil.

Once complete, this will be a popular link to and from Paines Ford, particularly in summer. “There’s a number of waterholes all along the river,” explained Wouter. The team still needs to build a boardwalk across low-lying ground, move fencelines and plant edges. Meanwhile, other work continues as part of the original 20year Cycle Strategy initiated by the GBCWS, which is dedicated to helping advance active transport in Golden Bay and link communities together. “Having the route from Takaka to Paines Ford being done by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) at the moment, that’s just an absolute massive bonus,” said Wouter. “And we’re working hard with them to get other routes done throughout the Bay. NZTA are hopefully doing the feasibility study on the Takaka-Rangihaeata section this year, then all going well, they’ll start construction next year.” Wouter wished to thank the Golden Bay Community Trust for helping to fund the project, and especially Jamie and Andrea Ward and other landowners adjacent to the walkway for their support. For more info on the Cycle Strategy visit www.gbcycle.org.nz

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Windles Hockey Ground opens

Gold medal at cycling champs

Rose and Philip Windle (back row, third and fourth from right) with GB Hockey Association members at the opening of Windles Hockey Ground at the Golden Bay Rec Park last Saturday. Photo: Submitted. SUBMITTED

Hans Bauer (in red top) recently won a gold medal at the Vantage Age Group National Cycling Championships in Waipukurau on a rain-soaked day.

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The long wait is over. A portion of Philip and Rose Windle’s farm has been transformed from a paddock to a pitch and this was celebrated on Saturday. At the NBS community BBQ, Philip addressed the hockey club, “It’s so wonderful to see hockey being played here, finally”. Rose gave credit to John Byrne and Dean Lund who saw the benefit in the Windle land, which adjoins the Golden Bay Recreation Park. The transformation has been a major investment by Golden Bay Shared Recreation Facility Inc (GBSRF) with community support from Golden Bay Fencing, Freemans Roofing Nelson, ITM, Frank Byrne Builders, Seed Drilling Services, T&G Contracting and Sollys. In 2017, GBSRF received a generous grant from NZ Racing Board which helped to fund machinery and materials. Golden Bay Hockey Association president John Byrne explained, “This was a major undertaking that began with recycling the soil dug out from the construction of Rec Park Centre and the outdoor netball courts. We were offered overwhelming support from local contractors who donated labour at every stage, from earthworks to seed drilling and finally for the boundary fence”. The small but committed club of juniors and seniors anticipates a rise in popularity with the increased visibility at their new pitch. “Players of all ages, agilities and gender come

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GOLDEN Bay Contract Bridge Club AGM, Wednesday 19 August, 7pm at Golden Bay Recreation Centre. MOTUPIPI Hall Inc AGM, Wednesday 12 August, 7.30pm, Motupipi School staffroom. MOTUPIPI School Fundraising Committee AGM, Wednesday 19 August, 3.15pm, school staffroom, all welcome. PUPU Hydro Society AGM is to be held at the Takaka Bowling Club, Hiawatha Lane, Takaka at 8pm, 20 August. PROJECT Rameka Inc AGM, Tuesday 25 August, 7pm at Senior Citizens’ Hall. All welcome! GOLDEN Bay Branch NZDA AGM, Thursday 20 August, 7.30pm River Inn.

PAPER Scissors Rock Gallery is now open on Saturdays only, 10am-2pm. We are located through Earth Gems garden shop beside the Wholemeal Café. Resuming regular hours in the spring holidays. Thanks to our customers for the ongoing support, it’s now time to hibernate in our studios and prepare for next season. Thank you! GREENS Winter Warmer raffle winner Oria Waters, Takaka. Thanks everyone for your support. GOLDEN Bay Community Board meeting on Tuesday 11 August at Tasman District Council Golden Bay Service Centre in Takaka. Meeting starts at 9.30am with public forum.

GOLDEN Bay Cycle & Walkway Society Inc AGM, 7.30pm, Thursday 20 August, Mohua Community Centre Hall, Takaka.

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.

GBSRF AGM will take place at Rec Park Centre in Clubrooms on the Park on Thursday 10 September at 6.30pm. The formal agenda will include annual reports to 30 June 2020, election of two board members and notice of motion. Contact: Tyler Langford at goaheadfarms@yahoo.co.nz

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GOLDEN Bay Storage, Takaka. Dry, safe, secure, alarmed, insurance approved. Furniture trailer available. Ph Rob and Marg 525 9698, 027 222 5499, goldenbaystorage@gmail.com

PARADISE Entertainment, Takaka and Collingwood On the Spot store are The GB Weekly’s agents. Or email us: admin@ gbweekly.co.nz. Office hours are Mon-Wed, 9am-5pm.

Green Grass Accounting - Chartered Accountant. MYOB Partner and Xero Certified. Local accountant providing business and personal accounting services. Ph Robert 029 775 6459 or email robert@greengrassaccounting.co.nz.

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Abel Tasman Accounting Limited Xero Certified, Public Practice CA. Taxation services and general business support for clients of all shapes and sizes. Available evenings and weekends. Ph Bronwyn 027 268 4010, bronwyn@abeltasmanaccounting.co.nz ACCOUNTANT and tax advisor. All Inland Revenue returns filed for big and small businesses and individuals. Self-employed and rental property reports prepared. Day and evening appointments available. Ph Susan Ayton Shaw 929 7507 or email taxayton@gmail.com

ACCOUNTANT – local CPA qualified accountant. Xero and Figured Certified. Bookkeeping and accounts/ income tax services. Fixed-price fees. Ph Jennifer 020 444 4536. Email: jennifer@claccounting.co.nz ACCOUNTANT. Long-standing market leader with unbeatable professional qualifications and experience. Warn & Associates, ph 525 9919.

AFFORDABLE Carpenty Services. Ph Rick 027 919 1326. ALL your garden needs, ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. References available. ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580.

ARCHITECTURAL design, residential housing. Ph Peter Fersterer 525 8132. CARS, caravans? Will buy certain models and pick up anything free or can drop off Collingwood opposite dump. Parts, tyres, batteries for sale. Support local. 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.

HEAT pump installation, sales and servicing. Ph Dave McKay 027 404 4740, 525 8538. LAWNMOWING. Pakawau, Bainham, Takaka to Wainui. Ph N Shaw 525 7597, 027 212 4020. niallshaw_6@hotmail.com

MIRRORS with glass surrounding by Bebou Designs. Choose from stock available or choose size, colour and form. Ph 027 458 7172. NGANGA picture framing, Collingwood, enquiries ph 021 107 6312, 524 8660. Expert framing by a professional artist. ORANGE Rentals have rental cars, trailers and a furniture trailer available for hire. Ph 027 337 7147. PAINTING and interior, exterior plastering. Licensed qualified local tradesman. Ph CM Coatings 027 222 0507. PAINTER AVAILABLE NOW. Quality and efficient service, 30 years’ experience. Ph Luca 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 027 444 5334 or John 027 647 4913. SEWING SERVICE, NEEDLES, THREADS, WOOL, BEADS. Stitch ‘n Sew ph 525 8177. SORT your clutter - helping you organise messy spaces. Shed, garage, property clutter and more. Clever, reliable, practical, and efficient. Local references. Ph 027 204 5104.

CHIMNEY sweep. Puponga-Takaka Hill. Free quote or query. Ph Steve 021 0810 1146.

STORAGE /container hire. Your place (anywhere) or mine (Takaka). Ph Cheryl at Orange Mechanical Ltd 525 9991.

COMMUNICATIONS support: writing, proof reading, editing, and design. Ph Charlotte Squire 027 525 7455. Charlottesquirecoms@gmail.com

SURVEYING: topographical survey, construction and building set out, and more. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364.

COMPUTER and smartphone sales, repairs and solutions.

TAKAKA Self Storage, Commercial Street. Units and containers. Secure yard with cameras. Ph 525 6181. TREE removal, confined area felling, chipping, chipper hire. Fully insured. Ph 525 7597, 027 212 4020.

UNDER Cut Lawns. Lawn mowing and general garden maintenance, ph Simon 021 107 3484 or email undercutlawns2020@gmail.com WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726.

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HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko SLASH your electricity bill. Install a grid-connect PV system. Professional design and install. Ph Paul Stocker, Azimuth Renewables, 525 6019. GASMATE BBQ, one season old. Four burners, grill and hot plate plus sideburner, cover. Excellent condition. $175. Ph 525 8707, 027 488 1862. FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348.

ANEL BAKER Physiotherapy at 22 Meihana Street, Takaka. 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 Thursday-Sunday from 9.30am, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. Ph 525 8870.

CAROLYN Simon, Craniosacral therapist, naturopath, medical herbalist. For appointments or flower essences text 027 483 5865, ph 525 8544. 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.

Grant Watson

Manipulative Physiotherapist Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

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

ERICA van Sint Annaland Physiotherapy, Golden Bay Community Health. ACC and private visits. Ph 027 776 6111. 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.

REFLEXOLOGY - relax - recuperate - rejuvenate - refresh. Integrated Reflexology treatments with Ariane Wyler. For bookings please txt/ph 021 0260 7607 or email happyfeetflex@ gmail.com SIMON Jones: Counselling, mediation, coaching. 28 years’ experience. Member NZAC. Ph 525 8542. YOUTH and adult counselling. Ph 027 416 6815, email selena@ gbwct.org.nz

SECONDHAND GOODS MUST GO. This Saturday, 8am-12pm, Bay Firewood, 315 Takaka-Collingwood Highway. TOPSOIL, Clifton quality, suitable gardens. Ph 027 391 1626. GLASS window in wooden frame with sill, 1850x1600. $160 ono. Ph 021 546 417. BUILDING or renovating? AES Wastewater Treatment system: No power, 20-year warranty, supplying NZ from Golden Bay. www.et.nz, ph 525 9020. ELECTRIC lawn mower, $35. Ph 525 9301, evenings. TYRES, 215/65R16 Greenlander, $95 pair. Ph 021 751 715.

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FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko LAST garage sale, 53 Takaka Valley Highway, Saturday 8 August, 9am. STIHL MSA 200C electric chainsaw with two lithium ion AP300 bateries and AL500 charger, good condition. Ph Glyn 021 139 6278. SPLASHBACKS and shower glass. Custom made by Golden Bay Glass, 96 Commercial St. Ph 525 7274.

Pick and mix, including heritage, disease resistant and Māori varieties As few or as many as you like!

Ph 525 9868 or 027 928 3314 earthgemstakaka@gmail.com

FOR SALE:

LAWNMOWING & GARDENING BUSINESS Established client base of more than 50 clients. Full training and after-sale support given. Price by negotiation. Optional to purchase: Ride-on mower, trailer, truck.

Phone 027 859 6847

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15 McDonald Place, Collingwood

54A Bay Vista Drive, Pohara

New Listing/Open Home

For Sale

SET DATE OF SALE: Closes 1pm, Thurs 20th Aug 2020 - Will NOT be sold prior For Sale: Sunday 9th August 11:00-11:30am Open Home: I CALL IT “PARADISE LOOKOUT” - Leave the stressful and time-consuming process of building behind, pack your bags and get ready to relax and unwind by moving right on in to this Paradise Lookout. It’s become hard to find land to build on in Pohara, especially one with ever changing views like this. For the virtual tour and the LIM report, contact us today.

DEADLINE - Closes 1pm,11th Aug, unless sold prior For Sale: Open Home: Saturday 8th August 2.00 - 2.30pm CAMP OR CONSTRUCT - This generous quarter acre elevated section in Collingwood is awaiting your new build or camping holidays. Already is a large 9mx8m Versatile garage that has been lined and hooked up to power, sewer and reticulated water - ready for those glamping holidays.

Billy Kerrisk Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

44 Rangihaeata Road, Rangihaeata

Property Management Ray White Property Management is renowned for a personalised approach. We understand that each landlord’s needs are different and tailor a specific solution to suit your requirements.

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TENDER: Closes 1pm, Thurs 27th Aug 2020 - Will NOT be sold prior Sunday 9th August 1:00 - 1.30pm

A RARE AND TRANQUIL SPOT- My Vendors had the house built on this premium spot just over 40 years ago and are sad to be leaving, but it’s time to hand over the Tui feeding and the bird watching opportunities to someone new. This character filled 3 bedroom home sits well elevated on 4 hectares, there's secure parking and plenty of workshop space. For the virtual tour, the LIM report, and Drone footage, contact us today.

New changes are coming to the Residential Tenancy Act 1986 Make sure your rental property is compliant by calling our NZQA qualified Property Manager today.

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Level 1, 11 Buxton Lane, Takaka | Facebook @RaywhiteGoldenbay | 03 525 7219 I 027 608 5606 | www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz | Billy Kerrisk Licensed Agent REAA 2008 PROPERTY AVAILABLE / Rawa watea

PROPERTY WANTED / Rawa hiahia

HOUSE, CBD, $260/week. Two bedrooms, office, heat pump, carport. References required. Ph 027 440 1200.

LAND WANTED: Long-time Golden Bay resident,

contractor, seeks a place to call home. Bare land up to $200,000 or with a dwelling up to $300,000. Location anywhere between Upper Takaka - Collingwood - Wainui. Low budget so I will consider anything from a quarter-acre section to a larger scrub or bush block, tricky access, rough terrain, logged over, mined or quarried, unconsented or derelict buildings...

A WINNER FOR ANY FAMILY! NEW LISTING / OPEN HOME Sunday 9 August 1–2pm

Please email me with brief details of anything you may have. All enquiries held in complete confidence. A small finders’ fee is offered for information leading to a purchase. goldenbaylandwanted@gmail.com

FOR SALE 1815 Takaka Valley Highway, Takaka A gorgeous rural aspect frames this generously proportioned 4-bedroom family home (master ensuite and walk-in robe) + office, just 3 minutes’ drive from Takaka Township. Sitting on over half-a-hectare (5281m2), there’s a 4-bay implement shed, some grazing land, orchard, raised veggie gardens and so much space for the kids and pets, with further scope to add value.

Ph:0273950037 0273950037 Ph: goldenbayroofing@yahoo.com goldenbayroofing@yahoo.com www.goldenbayroofing.co.nz www.goldenbayroofing.co.nz

Tidy 100sqm unit in Takaka township (Feary Crescent). All day sun, two generous bedrooms, open plan kitchen/ dining/living, suntrap conservatory, recently decorated living area, new Westinghouse electric range, near new heatpump, HRV ventilation system, separate laundry, single internal access garage, easycare 530sqm section. $390,000.

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TO GIVE AWAY / Koha CARDBOARD boxes. Ideal for moving. Ph 525 6179. CREAM carpet, two-bedroom house lot. Must remove 15 or 16 August. Ph 027 479 8703.

WANTED / Hiahia CHOOKS, three point-of-lay, prefer Red Shavers. Ph 027 681 9849.

EMPLOYMENT WANTED / Hiahia mahi DRIVER available, spotless P-class license. Ph Sage 525 7698. LOOKING for work: farm maintenance, fencing, building, water, machinery maintenance. Ph Mark 027 298 9555.

SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea DRAIN King Takaka 2020 Ltd seeking life force guardian. See Trade Me #2723070586. CREW wanted for in-shore trawler. Ph Arlun 027 244 9019.

SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē ANATOKI SALMON fishing and café. Catch your own lunch or order from the menu. Open every day from 10am. www. anatokisalmon.co.nz COLLINGWOOD TAVERN. 11am-7pm, Sunday-Thursday; 11am-late, Friday and Saturday.

COURTHOUSE CAFÉ, Collingwood. Open 7 days, 8.30am2pm. Pizzas and curries back at the beginning of September. Ph 524 8194. CURRY LEAF. Open 7 days, 12-8pm. Chef-made food, takeaway prices. Order online thecurryleaf.co.nz or ph 525 8481. DE-LISH DELICATESSEN. Sumptuous, delicious food. Lunches, catering, coffee, chocolate, cheeses and epicure items. Open from 6.30am. Ph 525 7111. GARDEN SANCTUARY CAFÉ at Aroha Health Spa. Organic coffee, herbal teas, fresh juices, light meals and treats. Open Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am-1.30pm, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara.

MAD CAFE & RESTAURANT, extends level 5 lockup extends to Thurs 13 August. OLD SCHOOL CAFÉ, Pakawau. Open 4pm-late, Thursday, Friday. 11am-late, Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Ph 524 8457.

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Fixed-Term Contract – approximately 6 months

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An immediate start for the right person. You will be part of a wider regional administration team, and vital to the operation of this organisation. You will be professional; the focal point of the office and you will need to react to customer requirements across a range of roles. As this organisation looks to streamline processes - change is constant. No two days are the same in this role and you will need to bring high level organisation skills, good time management, the ability to manage and multi-task, solve problems as they arise and maintain a sense of humour. Tasks will include managing fleet vehicles, processing invoices, using VHF radios, recording data, staff housing and many other administrative tasks associated within a busy office. You will have a thorough knowledge of MS Word and Excel, Outlook, video conferencing and have a basic knowledge of IT.

THE MUSSEL INN. Open 7 days, 11am til late.

It’s a busy office - so bring a sense of humour and enthusiasm. Lynda McMeekan will be handling your application. Please email your resume to Lynda.mcmeekan@hudson.com or call 021 429 119.

SPORT / Hākinakina

TOTALLY ROASTED, Pohara. Closed 4 August until 12 August. TOTOS CAFÉ & PIZZERIA: Open Sundays weather permitting, 10am-4pm, ph 039 707 934, Totaranui hill. WHOLEMEAL CAFÉ, open for dine-in meals and takeaways 7.30am-3pm, Monday to Friday and 8am-3pm, Sat and Sun.

TAKAKA RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB

CURRY NIGHTS

ARE BACK!

Friday 7 August Live Music BOOKINGS ONLY: In cafe, via phone 03 525 9426

or email wholemealcafe@gmail.com

What we are looking for: an attitude that says “I’ve got this”, solution driven and self-motivated, friendly, relaxed and helpful. Confident using MS Word, Excel, video conferencing. What’s in it for you: an opportunity to further your knowledge in this “heart of the parks” region, working with a great team of people dedicated to, and passionate about, their work. And an opportunity to showcase your skillset and personality.

GOLF 28 July. 2nd Woods (stableford): B Miller 37, C Hill 36. Closest to pins: 3/12 S Rosser, 9/18 B Miller. Two: B Win. 1 August. Bisque Bogey: Sue Bensemann +4, P Milne +4, L Davidson +2. Closest to pin: 3/12 and 4/13 R Davis, 8/17 R Dyce, 9/18 J Garner. Twos: J Bensemann, L Trent. Happy wanderer: R Davis. Best gross: R Dyce 80. BRIDGE 29 July. Patons Rock Individual Howell: T Packard/P Panzeri 64.6%, B Burdett/L Godden 63.81%, P Wood/K Cavaye 60.48%. H/cap: T Packard/P Panzeri 79.28%, P Wood/K Cavaye 71.38%, B Burdett/L Godden 67.5%. 31 July. Friday Champ Pairs Howell: D Sarll/C Mead 73.61%, C Furness/T Packard 59.03%, D McDonald/J Massey 54.86%. H/cap: D Sarll/C Mead 79.26%, C Furness/T Packard 71.95%, D McDonald/J Massey 69.11%. HOCKEY Friday night turf fight: Motupipi vs Knights of Neep 5-4, Outcasts vs Adventure race 1-12. Motupipi owned their first half with four quick successive goals. The Knights however, forever valiant, gritted teeth, and went to war with an honorable comeback. What a game. Well fought. The Adventure Race team, full of class and style twin barrel rolled the outcasts. The outcasts, never losing hope managed to nail one out at the end. A huge thank you to Takaka Primary School for being our spiritual home for a number of years. So much has happened on those fields for us as a club. We are forever grateful and will miss the space. Legends of the weekend: Angus and Charlie Tennent-Brown. You’re 10. Enough said.

Saturday 8th August Field Two

U6s - 10.15am U8s - 10.00am U10s - 11.00am vs WOB White U11s - 12.15pm vs WOB Red Field One

U12s - 10.45am Huia U16s - 12.00pm vs Nelson Coll. Quinns

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GB Football Club Home Fixtures Saturday 8 August

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CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAYS GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them each Sunday, 10am at Takaka and 4.45pm at Collingwood. SACRED Heart Catholic Church. An invitation to the celebration of Holy Mass, 4pm, Sundays, behind the historic church building in the former Catholic Hall. A warm welcome to all. ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for morning worship at 10am. Rev Dr Don Fergus. Sermon: “Here comes the dreamer. “Oh, Magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together”

Psalm 34:3 Sunday Service 10 am Includes Kids Program During term All Welcome ☺ Pastor: Rodney Watson 0275 114 266 93 Commercial St, Takaka. www.godunlimited.org Ph: 5259 265 Includes Kids program

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. 14

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere SATURDAY 8 AUGUST SPORT - see above for rugby and football home games this week. Go along and show your support for our teams.

TUESDAY 11 AUGUST BADMINTON, GBHS gym, 7-9pm. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007. GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays. Late fees apply until 4pm Tuesdays, if space is available. Paradise Entertainment and Collingwood On the Spot store are our agents. We’re in the office Monday-Wednesday, 9am-5pm. Email us on admin@gbweekly.co.nz or check out the website www.gbweekly.co.nz

WEDNESDAY 12 AUGUST COSTUME HIRE. By appointment only, ph Diane 525 8097, evenings. ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10am12.30pm, Onekaka Hall.

THURSDAY 13 AUGUST DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 10am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007. SENIOR CITIZENS MEETING, 2pm. Speaker: Sol Morgan Sustainable Gardens. THE MUSSEL INN QUIZ NIGHT - see ad next page. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 7 AUGUST 2020


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SEPTEMBER Wed 9th THE BETHS - tickets online Sun 13th PENNY ASHTON’S KICK ARSE CABERET - tickets coming soon Wed 23rd FROM SCRATCH - percussion ensemble - tickets online

Bring a journal/paper & pen and a sense of adventure and discovery

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APPLE-BEE – Mead/Cider WHITE TIGER - winter lager On tap at the Muss or riggers @ FreshChoice

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Saturday: Southerlies. Mainly fine although some cloudy areas developing later. Sunday: Light winds, tending southerly later. Isolated showers about the ranges, otherwise mainly fine. Monday: Southwesterlies, freshening west and north of Parapara, lighter elsewhere. Mainly fine. Tuesday: Southwesterlies dying away. Mainly fine although some areas of cloud later. Sollys Contractors are proud sponsors of this weather forecast. 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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50 Commercial Street, Takaka Golden Bay First National Licensed REAA 2008 - MREINZ

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Ph: (03) 525 8800

FANTASTIC FAMILY HOME 190 ABEL TASMAN DR, 3 OAKS • 3 bdrms, 1 bthrm • Polished rimu flooring throughout • Large shed space • Approx. 5 minutes to Town • 1220m2 = Lots of room to play! Ref: GB3785 O/O $469,000 Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577 or sarah@goldenbayproperty.com

A HOP & A SKIP TO TOWN 6 LAKE CRESCENT, TAKAKA

• Solid 4 bdrm/1bthrm home • Recently refurbished • 809sqm of space to play with • Spacious deck for entertaining • Opposite Takaka Playcentre Ref: GB3787 $525,000 James Mackay 027 359 0892 or james@goldenbayproperty.com

OPEN HOME Sunday 1.00 - 2.00pm

1815 TAKAKA VALLEY HWY, TAKAKA

Price:

$630,000

Security is owning your own place & this property represents great value for your money. Just out of town & literally a 3 min. drive & you are home! This generously proportioned 4 bdrm / 2 bthrm family home (master ensuite & walkin-robe)+ office, sits on 5281m2 (+1/2ha). Some grazing land, orchard, raised veggie gardens & a huge 4-bay implement shed for the ‘toys’ just completes this spacious property. Call me to view. Ref: GB3788 Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or paul@goldenbayproperty.com

PARADISE DEFINTELY FOUND! 142 ROCKLANDS ROAD, CLIFTON • 7.3Ha of PARK LIKE GROUNDS with 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm family home & SEAVIEWS • Also, a 2 storey, self-contained studio/workshop complex with mullti-use POTENTIAL • STUNNING karst limestone formations contribute to the many microclimates • An ABUNDANCE of fruit & nut trees, natives & birdsong with a subtropical feel • Contact Annie to DISCOVER all on offer in this slice of PARADISE Ref: GB3780 $2.395m Annie Telford 027 249 1408 or annie@goldenbayproperty.com

Don’t wait until Spring, now is the time to sell with buyer enquiry at a high!! With new listings coming your way, make sure I have your details. Follow me on fb Sarah-Jane Brown Licensed Salesperson, recently awarded in the Top 10 Salespeople for First National (which includes Christchurch & Marlborough) Committed to Great Service & Honest Reliable Communication

COMMERCIAL BUILDING INVESTMENT 29-31 COMMERCIAL ST, CBD

• The ‘Take Note’ Building • 1000m2+ retail space • Spread over 4 titles • Secure, long term tenants • All reports avail. Ref: GBC3758 $1.6m Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or belinda@goldenbayproperty.com

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

DID I MENTION THE VIEWS……?

JUST MINUTES AWAY!

1737 CWD-PUPONGA MAIN RD

136 TANGMERE RD, ROTOTAI

• • Rural living on 4.9ha • • Two storey brick & cedar home • • 5bd, 3 bth, 2gge, 2 living areas • • Sep. 2 bd cottage • • Well fenced paddocks Ref: GB3679 $930,000+GST (if any) Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or belinda@goldenbayproperty.com

• 7ha lifestyle loaded with potential • Avocado, citrus, nuts & more • Run as an organic orchard • 3bd house, sleepout, plus! • Suit syndicate or family group Ref: GB3760 $1.3m+GST (if any) James Mackay 027 359 0892 james@goldenbayproperty.com

Cancer Society Daffodil Day Friday August 28th

Call us “First” for your FREE appraisal

If you are planning a new direction in the coming weeks & choose to exclusively list & sell your property with First National Golden Bay - from now through to the end of September, not only will you receive an advertising package tailored to suit YOUR needs for YOUR property - when you sell, we will gift you $500 of vouchers from local businesses of YOUR choice! We’d love to help & we welcome your call anytime.

‘Beau’ the Daffodil Day Teddy has arrived

to help with local fundraising! For 30 years the NZ Cancer Society has supported Cancer Research & Family/ Whanau support with counselling, information, transport & accommodation during treatment. Let Sharon know if you are able to help with stalls or daffodils on the day.

- The First National Team Living Local - Shopping Local & Supporting Our Community!

Sharon McConnon Sales Manager 0275 258 255

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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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