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Friday 14 August 2020

All kicking off for Takaka rugby

Covid-19: Alert Level 2

JO RICHARDS

Up for grabs: Players from Nelson and Takaka eye up a loose ball in Saturday’s U-16 clash at the Rec Park. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

It was a very busy Saturday morning at the Rec Park Centre, with players from the Bay’s hockey, football and rugby clubs all in action on their respective pitches. But it was rugby’s day thanks to a full set of home fixtures which produced non-stop action from early morning right through to the afternoon. Although the four youth league matches yielded three defeats for the home club, the overall winner was the sport: A total of six home squads incorporated players between three and 17 years-old and showed how the Bay’s young players are developing as they move through the age categories. On a small-sized pitch, young recruits from Collingwood and Takaka were playing “rippa” rugby – an entry form of the game in which each player has a tag attached to a waistband which is ripped off by the opponent rather than tackling. While it avoids the physical contact of the senior game it develops other key elements, explained “occasional” coach Graeme Miller. “It’s about learning position of the field, staying in the line, passing and

catching and staying behind the ball runner.” Judging from some of the older rippa’s skills running with the ball, there is clearly plenty of potential talent in the Bay – of both genders, but according to organising committee member Lorna Pomeroy, the youngsters still have a lot learn. “It’s like herding a mob of sheep.” On an adjacent pitch, the “mob” of undereight-year-olds had evidently already learned a great deal about the game; the passing, running and tackling skills on show were all developing nicely. Sarah McCleely who, along with David Jordan, coaches the group is very pleased with their progression. “They’ve really improved, I’m very impressed.” In this age category, there are no travelling teams so the players who turn up on a Saturday morning are divided up into red and blue sides. At 10.45am under-10s from Takaka and Waimea Old Boys took to the pitch for a match that ended with a win for the Old Boys. At the same time, Takaka and Huia kicked off their under-12 match on the full-sized main pitch. A try by the home side put the first

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points on the board after just two minutes, but the visitors quickly bounced back into the lead. The score see-sawed for the remainder of the game, but when the final whistle blew, it was Takaka who came out on top with a 47-35 win. Takaka coach Wayne Langford was pretty happy with his squad. “There was some really good running, good pick and go.” He singled out a couple of young stars for special praise. “Player of the Day is Sawyer Buschl and I must mention Kade Betts who only missed one conversion.” The most senior of the day’s fixtures – the high-noon under-16 clash between Takaka and Nelson College for Boys – turned out to be an intense game. Despite the large home crowd cheering on their side, in the end it was the visitors who were victorious, winning 31-20. The final match to kick off was another tie featuring Takaka and Waimea Old Boys, this time at the under-11 level. And it was the visiting side, once again, who chalked up a victory against their hosts. More photos on page 8

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The Government has been warning about it for weeks, and on Tuesday night it announced that community transmission had occurred in Auckland. As a result, our largest city went into lockdown “lite” of Alert Level 3 from noon on Wednesday, while the remainder of New Zealand, including Golden Bay, moved to Alert Level 2. At Level 2 the disease is considered to be contained, but there is a risk of community transmission. Despite the restrictions, most of the commercial and social activities in the Bay will be able to continue, provided public health guidance on hygiene, physical distancing, and record-keeping is followed. Sara Chapman of Emergency Management Golden Bay, says “The focus of Covid-19 messaging is stay calm, practise good hygiene, know where you’ve been”. At Level 2, most people can continue to go to work and school, visit cafés and restaurants, and play community sports. The Government ’s latest advice reiterates the importance of following basic hygiene measures, including frequent and thorough handwashing, sneezing and coughing into your elbow, keeping a record of movements and contacts, and wearing a mask in certain public spaces. People are also advised to keep their distance when out and about - two metres in public and in retail stores, including the supermarket - and one metre in most other environments such as workplaces, cafés, restaurants, and gyms. Attendance numbers at social gatherings, including weddings, birthdays, funerals and tangihanga, are now restricted to no more than 100 people. The same restriction applies to community sports but this should allow normal most activities to continue as multiple defined spaces on a sports field are allowed. In the education sector, all Early Learning Centres and schools will be physically open, including Years 11 to 13. Distance learning should be available for those unable to attend school. Anyone becoming ill should avoid going to work or school, stay at home, and not socialise. And if they have symptoms of cold or flu, they should contact their doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested for Covid-19.

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in return, Karina stated, “It is what it is. Maybe one day those people will have abundance and be able to contribute back. It’s for everyone and anyone, if there’s something there they need.” Having been up and running for a couple of weeks now, Karina’s expectations of the Community Pantry are more than met. “It’s everything, plus more, that I wanted it to be,” she stated. “I’m really, really happy.” The sign hanging in the Community Pantry sums it up: “Give what you can and take what you need.”

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The August meeting of G olden Bay Communit y Board opened with a karakia delivered by councillor Chris H ill, before chair Abbie Langford welcomed everyone and thanked fellow board member Grant Knowles for chairing the previous meeting in her absence. Opening public forum, chair of the Pakawau Community Residents Association Nigel Lloyd said his organisation represented around 10 per cent of Golden Bay, and he was at the meeting “to add support to the community board and offer solutions”. He added that it was important for the Pakawau community to develop a plan, and mentioned the need for delegation of decisionmaking. He ended by inviting the community board to hold one of its regular meetings at Pakawau Hall so they could “engage with the community better”. Fellow Pakawau resident BJ White had three issues on his mind. He began with whitebaiting – specifically the lack of compliance and enforcement around the activity. “There needs to be regulation.” Councillor Celia Butler explained that the Department of Conservation was planning to “step up” its regulatory presence. BJ moved on to two of his long-running complaints – freedom camping, and noise from mussel boats. Regarding the former, he bemoaned the council’s approach in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown. “We had an opportunity to stop this but it’s happening again. There needs to be some control.” The noise from mussel boats operating in the Bay has increased, especially at anti-social times, according to BJ. “I object to the hours they work.” He criticised some operators for not collecting debris washed up on the beaches. Tasman District Council’s environment and planning manger Dennis Bush-King replied, “Staff are working with the industry, but we and the industry must do better.” Community board regular Reg Turner “Zoomed” in from Bainham where he was unhappy about being issued with an infringement notice for overtaking a stationary bu s at t h e i nte r s e c t io n between Swamp Road and Collingwood-Bainham Road, despite observing all the rules. When he questioned the ticket with the authorities, he was informed that there had been insufficient visibility to execute the manoeuvre. It happened that TDC transportation manager Jamie McPherson was attending the meeting and he undertook to investigate whether non-

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overtaking road markings were required at the location in question. With only weeks to go before the general election, Mike Delceg, informed the meeting that Grey Power and Rural Women had organised meet-the-candidate events on Saturday 5 September in Collingwood and Takaka. President of the Golden Bay Returned and Services Association Noel Baigent was concerned about the lack of feedback from TDC about establishing a Recreation Park Steering Committee. “When will it be set up? We should have been consulted by now.” Noel explained that there was a need for someone to manage the Rec Park and wanted to know whether committee members would have an input to its Terms of Reference. Dennis replied, “The terms of reference will be circulated at some stage.” Community board member Averill Grant said there was confusion over responsibilities. “There’s nothing in place; it’s difficult to book; I don’t know what the fees are.” Bill Wallis raised the issue of the Anatoki Track Road – something he has done many times before at the community board. “It’s been 13 years.” During that time, Bill has been urging TDC to upgrade and maintain the 2km section of the road beyond Slatey Creek and accuses council of reneging on a 2007 agreement to do just that. He proposed a way forward. “Just send the grader down, shift some fences, so we can get a water table. It’s not a big deal; it’s not rocket science.” Bill’s contribution led to a lengthy discussion which began with Jamie refuting Bill’s claim that the council agreed to maintain the road. “Each time it was reaffirmed that council had not committed to maintain the road beyond the bridge. It would take a decision of council to formally instruct staff to allocate funds…. as far as I know, it was never on the list of maintained roads.” An alternative option is to allow residents to do the necessary work themselves, but with council insisting on prohibitively expensive specifications, this has not been taken up. As the discussion progressed, there were signs of a solution. Jamie said he was willing to provide advice and hinted that less stringent standards could be considered. “We might be more flexible in terms of what can be undertaken… we need to clarify what can be done.” The final contribution to public forum came from Sara Chapman who described a local board as “an empty egg with a Fabergé price tag”. She challenged “a community board member”, who had publicly criticised the effectiveness of the board, to “step up, or step off”. Sara urged the board to better engage

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with the community by attending meetings of a wide range of community groups, and “work together towards a plan and work with council and staff”. Averill later responded to Sara’s criticism by saying that she was “speaking out for the people” she represented. Around mid-morning, the meeting reconvened outside the Service Centre for the unveiling of the Bay’s latest heritage plaque. Barry Cashman of the Golden Bay Heritage Society delivered a few words on the steps of the building before Tasman mayor Tim King revealed the new installation which describes the history of the County Council Chambers. “Thanks to Barry and Heritage Golden Bay. It’s an area with a massive heritage,” said Tim. Following the shor t ceremony, the meeting resumed with a presentation by TDC community partnerships officer Yulia Panfylova about the Innovative Streets Project. Under the initiative, council has secured around $90,000 from NZ Transport Agency to remodel the intersection at Golden Bay High School. Yulia explained that the main purpose was to make the location safer and was an opportunity to try out design changes, such as pedestrian crossings. Currently in its initial stages, the project will be able to dovetail with the plans for the high school’s major redevelopment. Yulia’s colleague Peter Kortegast provided a brief update on the Takaka to Paines Ford cycleway. “It’s not gone as fast as we wanted it to, but in five-to-six weeks’ time it should be finished. Continuing on the topic of cycleways, Jamie said that he was looking at options for a crossing at Motupipi bridge. “It’s a work in progress.” He explained that he would be looking for best value, and community funding could “help get it over the line”. Abbie Langford moved on to talk about the controversial proposal to install CCTV cameras in Takaka CBD. She said there were many questions, including who would own the cameras, before the board could make a recommendation. Dennis advised that a staff report would be required. Grant Knowles expanded on the earlier discussion concerning community engagement suggesting that community board meetings, as well as less formal gatherings, should be held in community halls around the Bay. “We are missing out on a whole bunch of people.” It was agreed that Grant would compile a schedule for future community-based board meetings. The next GBCB meeting is at 9.30am on Tuesday 8 September at Collingwood fire station.

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Village Theatre AGM: A challenging year

Something of a post-lock down party atmosphere was apparent before the Village Theatre AGM officially began. Photo: Alistair Hughes. ALISTAIR HUGHES

The Village Theatre AGM held on 28 July was a brisk and celebratory occasion, highlighting notable achievements and a clear direction for the year ahead. Many theatre society members were present and obviously relished the opportunity to catch up with one another when the doors opened at 6:30pm. The days of social distancing (having already postponed this meeting once), seemed like a distant memory by the time chair John Crocker called everyone to order. John set the pace, moving quickly through formalities before delivering his report. “The year has been an exciting and challenging one and ultimately, we believe a successful one for the operation of the society,” he began. The installation of an eftpos system, a new projector, popcorn machine and new heating system, all with the help of local sponsors, were gratefully acknowledged. A wry aside about how the old heater would be “greatly missed by everyone” raised some quiet laughter. The theatre landlords’ generosity in reducing rent by 50 per cent during lockdown earned a round of applause. And the Board of Classifications’ commitment to rate all Allshorts Film Festival entries free of charge was also gratefully received. The work of the committee to ensure that the Village Theatre is run as a viable business was emphasised, particularly treasurer Phil Gaffney’s reformatting of the accounting system to meet current Charities Commission requirements. A mission statement for the theatre society has also been developed: “To unite the community and enrich people’s lives with programmes and services that inform, educate and entertain.” Finally, John outlined a proposed a way forward for the theatre, with the intention of enhancing the venue, encouraging live performances and increasing average attendance. A planned upgrade of the foyer entrance is dependent upon sponsorship, and increasing membership of the society has been made a priority. Phil Gaffney’s financial report was positive, with a small surplus recorded for the year. The current officers were then unanimously re-elected, and former chair Dave Myall was presented with a life membership. The meeting ended with the overturn of a proposal to remove the intermissions from screenings. Apart from the financial gain of customers returning to the counter, John Crocker pointed out a benefit that helps keep the Village Theatre unique. “Part of coming to the movies is the social interaction, and intermission is a big part of that.” Business concluded, the near-full house then settled in for a screening of the 1949 Ealing Studios classic Kind Hearts and Coronets.

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LE T TERS Speedbump, visibility and clip-on bridge

As of 10 August, I am still awaiting a response from TDC to my submission for Dangerous Roadside Tree Removal sent on 9 June. So, I would like to offer my apologies to drivers and cyclists in the vicinity of 317 Abel Tasman Drive: Drivers: if you’re following me from Takaka as I enter my driveway, I have to come almost to a halt as I cannot physically twist 360 degrees to my left whilst driving to see if it is clear for me to cross the cycleway. We’re on an 80kmph road and you cannot safely overtake so I know you get frustrated. Apparently, users of the cycleway have priority. In my submission I have requested TDC clear part of the treeline to improve visibility (for both cycleway users and drivers entering our drive). Cyclists: I might seem annoyed when I want to exit or enter my drive and you are in my way because you have chosen to use the bottom of our drive to cross the road instead of using the designated crossing. I have suggested to TDC that they remove one section of the speedbump to make it more user friendly. We bore the expense of clearing and fencing our frontage, so please forgive me if I sound a little peeved about the rudeness of TDC. It would be good to have resolution before the domestic tourists arrive. As for the clip-on bridge? The silence is deafening. Helen Beck

Disinfection of drinking water

TDC’s Community to be consulted about changes to ensure safe drinking water document states, “At the level employed in drinking water supplies, chlorine is not generally effective at killing protozoa (such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium oocysts) as they have a much thicker outer shell, which can withstand chlorine.” These protozoa are required to be less than one infectious (oo)cyst per 100 litres of sample. Along with E. Coli they form part of priority 1 deterimands that must be monitored along with priority 2 deterimands tabled in the Drinking-water Standards New Zealand revised 2018. Organic, inorganic, radiological and aesthetic deterimands are listed in priority 2. These include many heavy metals, pesticides and chlorine by-products. Missing from the tables are Roundup, its active ingredient glyphosate and a breakdown product AMPA, plus Metsulfuron, two pesticides used by NZTA and TDC in roadside spraying and near waterways. I printed a paper from the Pubmed website, “Altered gene expression in mouse livers after dichloroacetic acid exposure”. It states that this chlorination by-product, “exhibits hepatocarcinogenic effects in rodents when administered in drinking water. From replicated experiments, we identified 24 genes with altered expression, of which 15 were confirmed by Northern blot analysis. In summary we have identified specific genes involved in the functional categories of cell growth, tissue remodelling, apoptosis, cancer progression and xenobiotic metabolism that have altered levels of expression following exposure to DCA.” Do the drinking-water standards monitoring categories protect against us from pesticides used in our environment? Does chlorination deliver safe drinking water? Felicity Fitz-William

Better local governance: one chance, high stakes

Given their historical treatment of Golden Bay since 1989, does anyone really believe TDC will generously delegate more autonomous decision-making authority to our community board, if we are foolish enough to reject our one, unrepeatable opportunity to gain enhanced local governance powers assigned to a Golden Bay local board by the Local Government Commission?! No bureaucracy willingly gives up its power and control. If we let ourselves be scared into retaining the status quo, by threats of unjustifiable rates increases from the very agency that seeks to retain its domination, then what will stop it from imposing whatever costs it chooses, and withdrawing what little self-determination we now have, once we no longer have any avenue of recourse? Lethea Erz

Rangihaeata penguins

When I first arrived in Golden Bay more than 30 years ago, Rangihaeata was quite different. Dilyse Roberts is correct (GBW 7/8) when she refers to the erosion that has taken place along the shoreline there. She is however incorrect when she states that the land at the bottom of Fraser Road “has not been usual penguin habitat.” Forest and Bird contracted Alastair Judkins and Mena the Penguin dog from the Kaikoura Ocean Research Institute to undertake a penguin survey at Rangihaeata in 2018. A number of nesting sites were located there and these have been monitored ever since. No nesting sites were located under the dying pine trees. They were all under or adjacent to live trees that were cut at the base. Yes, the Rangihaeata headland is home to little blue penguins including in the rock wall constructed by Gary Baigent. Rock walls are favourite places for our penguins and

provide a far safer habitat than marram grass. The Mohua Blue Penguin Trust is privileged to be able to look after the penguins on private land both at the bottom of Fraser Road and the Rangihaeata headland. For this we are grateful to the owners Gary Baigent and Arthur Pearson. Cynthia McConville, chair Mohua Blue Penguin Trust

Inequality

The garment girl of Bangladesh From home of fear From flames and flood Hunger feeding family poor, Slaving daily in the grip Of fashion factory work In a multi-storey monolith Where health and safety aren’t. Sari spoiled with sweat and tears Rampant rape against the wall During so-called smoko By supervisor’s rabid son. Result: a lovely skirt of blue Winging its way to market rich. Now middle man with gut of fat Takes over lovely skirt of blue, Grasping, greedy sucking profit Leaving garment girl behind In poor and abject pain, Selling skirt to fashion shop For yet more greedy money. Along comes lady, trotting gaily, Simpering, sighing in her heels, With friend to buy Yet more clothes she doesn’t need, Espies the skirt, “Oh yes, that’s me. That’s mine! Don’t worry price, My man’s the money bank for me (Ripping off his clients daily)” She puts it on. “It;s fine. It’s mine! Now coffee so I can show it off” The coffee’s spilt upon the skirt “Oh, never mind. Another’s there Let; lob this one on landfill heap.” Forget the garment girl back there.

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Dilyse Roberts (GBW 7/8) writes about witnessing erosion in Rangihaeata over the last 25 years. In fact, the Rangihaeata coast has been eroding for many decades before she arrived. There are some interesting aerial photos from the 1940s that show the extent of the erosion problem on this coastline. The rate of this erosion is apparently the most severe in all of Tasman District. Ms Roberts notes penguins nesting at the Rangihaeata headlands. But she might not be aware that multiple penguin nesting sites were located at the end of Fraser Road in a scientific survey conducted two years ago by the Kaikoura Ocean Research Institute. As she noted, it is here that trees and branches have been illegally cut, even trees on private property. One or more Rangihaeata residents have been given written warnings by the police. Sadly, some branches were cut from living trees and dumped precisely where penguins have been nesting, blocking access to their usual nesting habitat. We are fortunate to have numerous suppliers of firewood in Golden Bay. Hopefully this will be the end of illegal tree felling in Rangihaeata and the further loss of penguin habitat. Catherine Horne

Mussel boat noise survey

This survey will close on 20 August. If you are affected by mussel boat noise and have not yet completed this two-minute survey please go online to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ GX96FGD Your information will help us build a database which we will use to lobby for the establishment of effective noise controls. Thank you to all those who have already done the survey. Gaylene Wilkinson on behalf of Marine Farming Impacts Group

We are one people

I am very sorry that my “knee on the neck” metaphor opened the wounds of Emma Callaghan and others and caused them such pain (GBW 7/8); I didn’t mean to hurt you. The purpose of this powerful metaphor is to highlight the hypocrisy of Black Lives Matter activists, who suffocate debate and condemn people to social death by character assassination just because they disagree with their angry ideology, which could have grave consequences for the victims such as depression and suicide, making it little better than the murder of George Floyd. My point was proved by Emma reacting to my letter criticising the “White Silence Is Compliance” sign by branding me as a racist and a white supremacist, however I bear her no ill-feeling despite these extremely serious allegations. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 14 AUGUST 2020


LE T TERS Another activist is now stalking me in town and relishes subjecting me to sadistic verbal assaults. He spat contemptuously before me while I was eating, and seems either psychotic or possessed. This kind of hate-crime is similar to racist attacks in that both are cowardly bullying, however I forgive him too. My concern about the dogmas of “white privilege” and “white fragility” (which must be swallowed whole) is that they encourage these kind of resentful reactions against white people. They alienate and threaten some of us (the frightening formula is “let’s lynch racists” plus “all whites are racist”), causing a retreat from the discussion. Let’s abandon this divisive approach, and sign a new treaty in our hearts: “We Are One People”. Steve Penny

Respecting opinions

Happily, we have a local newspaper that prints our written thoughts, encourages differing opinions and welcomes debate. Luckily, we have a community that is determined and delighted to express individuality, that accepts others’ right to express their opinions. Thankfully, we’re not required to agree with others’ opinions, yet we can maturely respect the right of each other to hold and speak from their own viewpoint. Hopefully, we are able to act with love rather than name and shame in the streets. We can ride the waves of this time of great shifts and changes, holding fast to our best intentions to assist in building this new earth, where to exploit, terrorise and oppress is not rewarded. If we recognise love in all others then we see there’s far more life beyond the chaos than within it. Judith Nicholls

Water Conservation Order facing delays

Wondering what’s happening to the Te Waikoropupū Water Conservation Order? Well, it’s heading for pre-Environment Court mediation. Is that good or bad? It’s good! All the people with concerns that can be sorted through mediation will get their concerns sorted before the Environment Court sits. Saves money. Saves time. But there’s a hold up. It’s now possible mediation might not start until 2021. As I write, lawyers for environmentalists and farmers are working to find a week for mediation in September, however it seems unlikely they will get there. But that’s OK isn’t it? You’ve still got October and November right? Nope. Tasman District Council has declared itself unavailable for mediation over October and November. For two whole months TDC management will be consulting on the Tasman District Environment plan. So unless there’s a September breakthrough, or unless the TDC changes its tune and works with farmers and environmentalists to find time for mediation during October or November, the long delays the Water Conservation Order has endured are likely to continue into 2021. Farmers will be frustrated. Environmentalists will be frustrated and Te Waikoropupū will continue to suffer high levels of nitrate pollution. Kevin Moran, coordinator Save Our Springs Inc

Starving pigeons

For the last 80+ years I have seen our native pigeons eating clovers - at different times of the year. Usually, in sunny sheltered places such as cleared hill land, the road sides around Westhaven Inlet, and up to Puponga. They also graze kowhai, tree lucerne, willows - during spring, and fruit trees - causing loss of fruit. Their distribution follows their available food supply. The biggest flock we ever saw was in April when 47 flew up from a clump of tōtara trees on the north side of the Aorere Bridge. They soon settled and resumed feeding. Our New Zealand falcon hunts, kills, and eats pigeons. Our pigeons, along with other native and introduced birds, eat and disperse seed of our main podocarp timber trees as well as native fuschia, supplejack, nikau, coprosmas and pittosporums. They delighted my family on our Ferntown farm in springtime with their “tumbling”. A steep upward flight, “stall”, then a steep dive recovery all accompanied with appropriate wing sounds. Just because we see them at times feeding on the ground doesn’t necessarily mean they are starving due to anthropogenic global warming. Alan Beardmore

The most important election is coming

The most important election in generations is coming! I am a proud New Zealander/Pākehā of 35 years, and to me this coming election seems to be the most important election of our time. Why? Because the next government will be making decisions that mark a change of no return. Sue Grey, co-leader of the New Zealand Outdoors Party is saying government acting unlawfully:’ The key words are 5G, coronavirus vaccine, 1080. The Public Party has raised some serious questions; UN Agenda 2030, a global takeover by communist agendas and many more topics. But where do the main parties stand on these topics? And can smaller parties make a difference? To find this out I have organised a public meeting on 19 August from 5.30 to 10pm at the Golden Bay Community Centre, 88 Commercial Street, behind the Brigand. Come in your own time and stay as long you can. Thanks for becoming active and turning up. See advertisement on page 15 for more details. Black Bear (Ursus Schwarz)

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POLICE REPORT •

Kia ora whanau, this week the area commander and the rural senior sergeant visited and met with the Golden Bay Community Board to discuss policing in Mohua. It was a productive meeting with many topics canvassed including our support of CCTV cameras for our township as a positive step towards our Police goals: safer communities, safer homes and safer roads. We discussed the prevalence of drugs in the community and the worrying ease of access/exposure that our young people have to not only alcohol and cannabis but harder drugs such as MDMA and methamphetamine. We all have a part to play, parents especially. Keep your kids safe, know where they are and who they are with. Don’t condone alcohol or drug use. We have a saying in the police – “see something, do something”. A request was made for more police presence around our schools so expect to see that happening. • 31 July: An overdue tramper was located by LandSAR teams at Salisbury Hut. Great work. • 4 August: A 30-year-old Italian tourist was arrested and warned for possession of a knife and is awaiting the result THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 14 AUGUST 2020

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of a blood test for drugs. He is suspected to have been driving under the influence of drugs – LSD. Disorderly quad bikers have caused a stir on Patons Rock beach, leaving their rubbish and blatting around late into the night. Luckily no birds weren’t nesting at this time otherwise there would’ve been casualties. Police are aware these same quad bike enthusiasts and their friends also like to frequent the west coast on long weekends. This is probably the best spot to enjoy your sport and less disruptive to your fellow humans. Just take it easy going to and from your destination. You are not alone in the world – expect to see us pop up from time to time. Be sober and safe and avoid your toys becoming our toys. Two local males, aged 15 and 24, have been charged jointly with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. Three people were processed for driving whilst intoxicated and will be appearing in the Nelson District Court and lose their licences for six months. Thankfully nobody has been injured. An 18-year-old male was arrested for wilful damage. He has been referred to a Community Iwi Panel and had his licence suspended for excess demerit points. Police have attended a number of family harm incidents. Look after each other out there. Be good and be kind. The Auckland case of community Covid-19 transmission is a reminder to us all to stay vigilant. Keep up your safe hygiene practices and social distancing where possible. Record where you go and who you come into contact with to make contact tracing possible if required.

NEWS IN BRIEF Dog Bylaw consultation closing There are just five days remaining for interested parties to submit to Tasman District Council’s consultation on the review of Golden Bay’s Dog Control Bylaw. The legislation was last reviewed in 2014 and is not due a full review until 2024, but appeals from various groups and individuals resulted in the Golden Bay Community Board (GBCB) proposing the following amendments: • Allowing dogs under leash control to come back into Commercial Street, Takaka, at all times. • Allowing dogs back onto Tata Beach all year round except from sunset until 8.30am every day. The current bylaw prohibits dogs on Commercial Street between 9am and 5pm. At Tata Beach, dogs are banned during the period of New Zealand Daylight Saving Time, and for the remainder of the year from one hour prior to sunrise until one hour after sunrise. At the time of the 2014 review, the GBCB conducted a survey that showed an even split between allowing or banning dogs in Commercial Street, but more recently there has been a growing sentiment towards allowing dogs under leash control access to the CBD. Commercial Street is the only town centre under the council’s jurisdiction where dogs are prohibited, so the change would bring Takaka in line with the remainder of the district. Tata Beach restrictions were initially imposed to protect a shag colony and to allow visitors to enjoy the beach without the presence of dogs. However, a large number of dog owners expressed a desire to have unfettered access during the day all year round, and this is recognised in the current proposal. Tata Beach resident Lisa Savage says all parties co-operated to formulate the amendment. “We worked with Mohua Penguin Trust and Forest and Bird (F&B) to get the proposal.” After initially supporting the proposed changes at Tata Beach, the Golden Bay branch of F&B is, though its written submission, now requesting an enlargement of the restricted area, “to avoid the adverse effects of activities on both banded rail and fernbird present in the Tata estuary”. This, however, would require a full review of the bylaw, something that will not occur until 2024. F&B also proposes an earlier 8am deadline for the section of the beach between the boat ramp and the Wainui headland, stating: “This will allow little blue penguins accessing residential property protection while on land, the latest sunrise being 7.53am.” Submissions close at 4.30pm on Wednesday 19 August. A hearing is scheduled in the Bay for 26 August, but the venue is yet to be decided. Submissions can be made online at TDC’s website, or by submitting the feedback form via email, post or fax. Details, including the proposal document, can be found at TDC Service Centres and libraries, and online at: www. tasman.govt.nz

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DOWN TO EARTH: Food security for Golden Bay SOL MORGAN, GROWISE CONSULTANCY

We’ve all had first-hand experience of food security scares or issues, with the Takaka Hill landslide, flooding events, supporting earthquake victims in Christchurch and Kaikoura, and more recently with Covid-19. “In this country we are now acting like it’s back to business as usual, but under the surface everything is unstable and it’s impossible to predict what’s around the corner,” says food security advocate Robina McCurdy. Robina, who is director of Earthcare Education Aotearoa, has been teaching people and communities about permaculture and food resiliency for 30 years. Her work has taken her around the world to Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Brazil and the USA. Robina has also facilitated local food action plans in 20 different locations around New Zealand, mostly supported by Environment Centres, community organisations and local councils. “Over my past 35 years living in Golden Bay, I’ve come to realise how vulnerable and dependent we are on food coming from beyond the Hill,” Robina emphasises. “From all the work I have done in other areas, I know how to go about enacting a full-scale food resilience plan for Golden Bay. Covid lockdown has been the provocation to bring my work back home. “With spring approaching, the time is ripe to collectively start futureproofing ourselves in terms of food security, and for this reason I have three upcoming workshops for Golden Bay (also for Nelson and Motueka) residents.” These will be run at the Community Centre at Mohua Social Services and are intended for people who are part of organisations and businesses committed to local sustainability, as well as households wanting to reduce their dependence on the globalised food system. The first workshop (5 September), called Laying Resilient Foundations, looks at why food sovereignty*, and the rekindling of local food culture, are essential for household and bioregional sustainability. It culminates with an introduction to Robina’s 12 Steps to Food Resilience. The second workshop (17 October), Engaging the Whole Community, includes generating a Bioregional Food Systems Inventory. It also looks at the local food system players and how to develop partnerships for mutual benefit. The third workshop’s first day (14 and 15 November), Bioregional Food Abundance, begins with the theme “Working with Nature’s Cycles”, based on Golden Bay’s bioregional seasonal calendar. This workshop incorporates sourcing, multiplying and utilising nature’s resources wisely for soil fertility-building and wild-crafting. It also looks at the importance of seed saving for the home gardener, and local seed networks to ensure seed security. Day two focuses on Generating Local Food System Economies. This includes how to strengthen rural and urban links, how to set up co-operative food processing hubs, and strategic planning to build local food economies. Beyond these workshops, Robina envisions several real possibilities that could support food resilience and local food economies in Golden Bay. 1. Takaka-based (and Ministry for Primary Industries-funded) bioregional food processing facilities to bring value-adding benefit to crops that are being—and could be—grown successfully here. 2. Financial and advisory support for local farmers to experiment with diversification, already being investigated here through the Farming 2030 project - similar to how Venture Southland has supported farmers in that region. An example could be a Joint Venture arrangement, where another operator runs a free-range chicken tractor after a dairy herd, producing chicken meat and eggs for local market while muck-spreading and building soil fertility. 3. A strong food resilience network where every essential food production niche is covered. For example, multiple trials of specialised types of grain suitable for this climate.

“Over my past 35 years living in Golden Bay, I’ve come to realise how vulnerable and dependent we are on food coming from beyond the Hill,” says food security advocate Robina McCurdy. Photo: Supplied.

4. Bioregional nurseries that produce heritage fruit trees, fodder and shelter guild trees for Golden Bay conditions. 5. Every recreation and cultural club having a food focus in addition to their core purpose. For example a preschool processing excess citrus for marmalade as a fundraiser (as currently happens at GB Kindergarten), or the rugby club owning a beef herd managed by a farmer. “I call this piggybacking the main function of an organisation with a food co-operative endeavour,” explains Robina. 6. In this experiential workshop series Robina will unpack her innovative toolbox of comprehensive strategies, which collectively enable community-scale food sovereignty. By drawing on local issues and contexts, you will learn effective facilitation skills to build confidence in motivating and engaging the wider community in generating local food prosperity. Participants will be exposed to many inspiring examples of local food initiatives from around Aotearoa New Zealand as they identify the strengths, weaknesses, gaps and opportunities of community food systems in their own area, with the goal of finding solutions. The first workshop begins on Saturday 5 September. To find out more, and/or register for the Local Food Resilience Workshop Series, visit http://earthcare-education.org/wp_earthcare/ courses/localfood2020/ or email earthcarecommunity@gmail. com. * A culture under which the people who produce, distribute, and consume food control the mechanisms and policies of food production and distribution. This stands in contrast to the present food regime in which corporations and market institutions dominate the global food system (Wikipedia).

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The nine actors in rehearsal for the new production Ark-atypical directed by Martine Baanvinger. Photo: Anita Peters. ANITA PETERS

The upcoming production Ark-atypical, from local theatre director Martine Baanvinger, delves more deeply into the physical theatre approach than ever before. Martine has been excited to have a whole new cast of nine, mainly adult actors to work with, and while this co-created piece is still text-based, the whole performance is built up from techniques she has been training in for the past seven years. Physical theatre is a modern approach with its own language, emphasising physical movement for theatrical expression. It includes the Suzuki method, which develops body and voice awareness, and Viewpoint for spontaneity, intuition and creation. This was challenging for the actors, most of whom had not worked with Martine before. One actor, Chai James Pile, said: “But I found that it put me in touch with my body, my intuition in terms of tuning into the group, into the character.” The production’s intensive eight-week training course began in February, but was interrupted by another drama – Covid-19. Undeterred, the group continued with weekly online Zoom meetings to brainstorm ideas. “In a way it worked well for performance development because it really filled that process of creation of theme,” explained Martine. “Especially the main themes that came through: rites of passage, transformation, and archetypes; the dark and light sides, and a general feeling of honouring a hero’s journey.”

Actor Sage Forest added: “Thematically, the play is really influenced by Covid and will be recognisable as such 10 years from now.” After lockdown, the group finished training then went straight into rehearsals, using quick Viewpoint layering techniques to physically create scenes; firstly, with still frames, then moving frames, then adding text and finally improvising. Martine’s daughter Deva Baanvinger Singh, herself a seasoned actress, said she felt the layering technique added a lot more physical depth. For scriptwriter Rowena Dixon, who was involved since the beginning, the layers provided the inspiration to create text from. The storyline, set in the Middle Ages and rich with lyrical language, is a journey. “In a way it’s like a children’s story,” explains actor Jay Indik. “Like a village that breaks apart and tries to come together again.” With minimal sets but with the mix of young and adult actors using their new physical skills, and the usual technical support from Rowena Dixon, Colin Minney and Terry Langford, this is shaping up to be yet another unique and memorable experience for audiences. Ark-atypical - Village Theatre on Saturday 22 August, 7.30pm, Sunday 23 August, 1.30 matinee and 7.30pm. Tickets at Unlimited Copies (open Monday-Friday). Adult: $18/Youth $12.

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Lipsync wows the crowd at GBHS

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GBHS LipSync wows the crowd: Yellow House with their grand finale. Photo: Supplied. JEANINE TAYLOR

Last Wednesday and Thursday nights, the community was treated to an extravaganza of LipSync acts at Golden Bay High School. Over a third of the school’s students were involved, participating in individual acts through to house challenges. The hosts, Zerlina Carlton and Kynan Childs, entertained the crowd, engaging the audience with some pretty appalling Dad jokes, which just added to the atmosphere of the night. The three judges, Angela Berkett (school librarian) and ex pupils Lana Taylor and Siddhartha Ishwara, found it difficult to choose a winner. When the scores were tallied there was only one point separating first and second place. In first place was 10S Party, a humorous year 10 form-class act. In close second were the winners from last year, the Langford Legends. The Langford boys weren’t disappointed for long, as they won the overall People’s Choice vote. This trio of talented brothers will be ones to look out for in the future. The four houses, Blue, Green, Red and Yellow each had to create a LipSync act around a Disney Film. The senior house leaders organised their crews, and the result was four very diverse entertaining acts. The winning house will be announced next week. The hotly contested year 13 versus staff acts resulted in a draw, with staff taking out the title in a controversial armwrestle-off. Show organiser Jan Stark said: “I was pleased with the overall production, but what was even more impressive was the movement towards students being in control of the overall look of LipSync. Big thanks go to Olivia Thomas, Rhea Muir, Isaac Pawley, Fergus Shaw and all of the house leaders. Their leadership means that LipSync is becoming a student-led event with teachers happily taking a back seat.” This is always a sell-out event, so look out for the ad in The GB Weekly next year and buy your tickets quickly to avoid disappointment.

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The Bay Landscapes Nelson Fringe Festival opens today and runs until Saturday 22 August at the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts on Nile Street, Nelson. Fringe is the place where artists and audiences combine to push boundaries and craft something unique, so shows on offer are often experimental. Artists are flying into Nelson from all over the country, including Ben “Tito” Caldwell (Social Distancing and How to Be a Stand-up Comedian), Ren and Willow Lunicke (SHE + THEY), plus the improvisors The History Boy, Escandalo! and HugProv. Musical and dramatic actors from around Aotearoa will also join talented performers from the NelsonTasman region. The Festival’s marketing manager, Lisa Allan, who also happens to be the co-founder of the Fringe selects her picks. “I’m super excited to see Elusive, I have worked with both of the actors in this show before and they are amazing. I’m also very keen on Museum Of This Morning. Jim Fishwick is a true gem, we’re lucky that he’s jumped the ditch from Australia (pre-lockdown) and that we get to see his mastery in action here. And, if I can have one more, it has to be A One Man’s Stand because Maurice Davies is sharing his perspective on Māoridom, raising children and being men in a shifting culture, I want to hear what he has to say.” Tickets are available from $13 plus fees per show, from www.eventfinda.co.nz. For more information, including a full programme, go to: www.nelsonfringe.co.nz or pick up a hard copy at NCMA or Bay Landscapes and Garden Centre.

WIN with The GB Weekly and Nelson Fringe Festival Win a family pass to Magnus Steele – on Saturday 22 August at 7.30pm. To enter, email: admin@gbweekly.co.nz Use subject heading “Nelson Fringe Festival” Closes noon Monday 17 August.

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5G for Life came second in the people’s choice act. Eli Pomeroy displayed some impressive cossack dancing. Photo: Supplied.

Your local Lions were busy last week collecting donations from the sheep on a local farm. These donations have been bagged and are ready for sale to those of you who know how helpful these pellets are in preparing your soil for your spring planting. See our advertisement on page 6 of this week’s paper to find out how to order. Note that this year we are not supplying fertilisers and lime but local stockists have plenty available. This week the Lions are preparing large numbers of onions for pickling. These should be available in a few weeks time so be on the alert for them. A big thank you to all of you who continue to support our wood raffles at FreshChoice. These are a good way of providing help for many worthwhile causes.

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DOWN ON THE FARM

Animal Tales: Isolation unlocks creative talents of itinerant artist JO RICHARDS

For one Canterbury ar tist, lockdown in Golden Bay provided the key to unleashing her creative talent. Mother of seven Claire Rose was in Pakawau with husband Nigel and her three youngest home-schooled children – Josh (7), Kayla (9) and Brad (10) – when the Government announced a move to Alert Level 4. After a few months of living in a Pakawau camp cabin, Claire is about to publish Animal Tales of Golden Bay – an educational, quirky and beautifully illustrated children’s book featuring two dozen local creatures, each with its own short story and colouring-in drawing. Claire explains how it all began. “Kayla found a fantail in the kitchen and rescued it. And I started drawing it.” She soon found herself spending an increasing amount of time with her 6B pencil, p a p e r a n d r u b b e r. “People in the camp had dogs, and I drew a picture of a Rottweiler called Duke.” More pet

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What’s that dust? Have you seen farmers spread clouds of dust on their land and wondered what and why? The first thought is that it’s fertiliser, but that’s unlikely as that’s usually heavier, hitting the ground closer to the spreader. The dusty products are more likely to be lime (calcium), magnesium or dolomite, which contains both calcium and magnesium. In many parts of the country lime is needed to balance the pH of the soil to support plant growth and is the essential “sweetener” of the soil for gardeners and farmers alike. However, when it’s being spread across paddocks it can often create a cloud of dust, given its fine structure. Another time you may see clouds of dust is when magnesium and calcium, which play an essential role in the welfare of both cattle and sheep, are dusted directly onto pasture that is about to be eaten. These minerals are extremely important for the wellbeing of dairy cows in spring during late pregnancy, calving and early lactation. You may hear farmers speak of milk fever, grass staggers and down cows. All are metabolic imbalance conditions needing individual treatment and are avoided by careful feed and mineral balancing. Winter’s lack of sunshine and wet weather can impact plant uptake of minerals and farmers watch their stock carefully in the run-up to calving, responding to their animals’ needs by adding minerals when required. Even the weight of an animal can make this time trickier to manage – an extremely fat cow is more vulnerable to metabolic imbalance. Farmers use a variety of methods to add these vital minerals into a cow’s diet, so a lack of dusting doesn’t mean neglect of the stock. These may be added to water supplies or to supplementary feeds like grains, PKE (palm kernel extract), hay and silage. Because calving and lambing is spread across a number of weeks, we can expect to see clouds of dust for some time. Farming is a complex operation and if you are unsure why farmers are doing something that appears odd to you, stop and ask them. Most farmers welcome a question or two, though not when they’re busy. Federated Farmers is another avenue for getting answers – you can call them on 0800 327 646. Ann Thompson is a Federated Farmers Golden Bay Executive Member.

Creative isolation: From left, Brad, Claire, Kayla, Josh, Wolfgang. Photo: Jo Richards.

pictures followed as well as sketches of wildlife she encountered in the Bay, especially around the coastline. Claire reels off some of the cast of colourful characters. “There’s a cow in Hamama, a drake from Killarney Lake, a parakeet from Collingwood, Eddy the eagle ray, and Ruby the Australian fox terrier.” The artist had no particular plans for her growing collection of artworks, until she was suddenly struck by a pre-dawn brainwave. “At 5am one morning I got an idea to write a children’s book using my sketches.” Fellow camp resident, Wolfgang Rehfus, who has occupied a nearby cabin since late March, helped Claire with design, layout and typesetting. “I came for lockdown, and I don’t want to leave,” says Wolfgang.

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Their joint efforts are about to pay off. “We are close to giving test copies to a few people for review, and we hope to be ready [for publication] sometime later this month,” says Claire. Two versions of the book will be released; a colouring-in edition, followed by one with a complete set of full-colour drawings. Claire says she will market the book herself. “I plan to go around to schools and do readings, and look to sell it online – probably though Amazon.” The publication of the book marks a milestone in the family’s continuing journey around Aotearoa, with the next chapter due to begin in the summer. “We’ll head up to the North island to catch up with friends,” says Claire. For more information, phone Claire on 022 659 2211 or email: Claire.Rich.Rose@gmail.com

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PUZZLES SUDOKU

No. 498

Medium

Previous solution - Easy

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No. 498

Very Hard

4 8 9

Previous solution - Tough

3 6 2 8 7 9 4 1 5

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How to beat Str8ts – Like Sudoku, no single number can repeat in any row or column. But... rows and columns are divided by black squares into compartments. These need to be filled in with numbers that complete a ‘straight’. A straight is a set of numbers with no gaps but can be in any order, eg [4,2,3,5]. Clues in black cells remove that number as an option in that row and column, and are not part of any straight. Glance at the solution to The solutions will be published here in the next issue. see how ‘straights’ are formed.

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CLASSIFIEDS SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro BRIDGE

5 August. Patons Rock Individual: NS: J Edmondson/J Pemberton 62.50%, L Godden/S Van Wijngaarden 59.58%, P Nelson/Ann Blackie 50%. EW: C Furness/T Packard 67.50%, M Bell/C Mead 64.58%, J Wedderburn/A Hunt 47.50%. H/cap: NS: J Edmondson/J Pemberton 66.50%, L Godden/S Van Wijngaarden 64.47%, P Nelson/Ann Blackie 62.11%. EW: C Furness/T Packard 80.45%, M Bell/C Mead 71.67%, J Wedderburn/A Hunt 56.75%. 7 August. Friday Individual, Howell: B Burdett/D Perreau 60%, T Packard/J Massey 59%, C Mead/E Bradshaw 53%. H/cap: T Packard/J Massey 74.98%, B Burdett/D Perreau 66.30%, C Mead/E Bradshaw 59.70%.

GOLF

4 August. 6th LGU and Putts: R Lash - nett 73, C Gilbert - putts - 29. Closest to pins: 3/12 and 9/18 C Gilbert. Two: C Gilbert. 5 August. Stableford: L Davidson 37, R Heuvel 36, G Bradley 36. Closest to pins: 3/12 and 9/18 R Dyce, 4/13 R Miller, 8/17 W Collie. Twos: R Dyce, L Trent, W Collie, B Win, L Davidson. Best gross: W Collie 75. 8 August. Club Champs Finals: Senior: N Moore bt W Collie 4/3; Intermediate: S Bensemann bt L Trent 2/1; Junior A: G Bradley bt R Miller 9/7; Junior B: G Little bt J Garner 4/3. Best of the Rest - Par: R Davis +1, B Win -2, R Dyce -2. Closest to pins: 3/12 R Ancell, 4/13 R Dyce, 8/17 R Westrup, 9/18 R Davis. Twos: R Davis, R Ancell (2). Happy wanderer: L Trent. Best gross: R Davis 72.

HOCKEY

Friday night’s turf fight was a bit haphazard this week. What players did arrive had a goal-for-goal face-off. Next week we are onto round six of the draw. Once that has finished, we will play through the draw once more. Saturday was a lovely morning to get the juniors going. Players fought hard and fair. Man of the match: Caleb Scott. The senior game I shall entitle “mud and blood.” Hockey balls went flying and knee caps were on the line. The game resulted in a 0-0 draw. What an epic fight. There were two men-of-the-match for me: Jayden Stevenson and Bodie Young-Cherry. Neither of you ever left your man out there alone. For all the random Hoiho and Drastix shirts out there: we really need them back for the Battle of the Bay game on 22 August. If there’s anything hidden in anyone’s houses, or in the depths of prior players’ drawers...can we please have them back. It would be nice to play with full team uniforms. Ph Zara 027 721 8312.

SPORT / Hākinakina

PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui GOLDEN Bay High School Home and School Association, notice of special general meeting to adopt the revised constitution, to be followed by the AGM. Wednesday 26 August 2020 in Jan Stark’s room at Golden Bay High School. Special general meeting to start at 7pm. All welcome. CURIOUS about Quakers? Come and check us out. Ph Jude 524 8291. <www.quakers.nz>

AL-ANON: Are you affected by someone else’s drinking? Weekly meetings, 1.30pm Monday at the Catholic Hall. All welcome. Ph 0508 425 2666. ALCOHOLICS Anonymous. If you want to drink that’s your business. If you want to stop we can help. Meeting Thursdays 7pm, Catholic Church Hall. Ph 0800 229 6757.

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GB ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY INC (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays. 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 Monday-Wednesday, 9am5pm.

PERSONAL NOTICES KING, Pamela (Pam), 22 May 1933 - 12 August 2020. Pam passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday morning. Heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff at the Golden Bay Community Health who cared so beautifully for our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral details to be announced.

MILNTHORPE Park Society AGM, Wednesday 26 August, 7pm at Park HQ, 1906 Takaka-Collingwood Highway. GB Branch NZDA AGM, Thursday 20 August, 7.30pm River Inn. 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! CENTRAL Takaka Water Board AGM, 4pm, Sunday 30 August at Rec Centre meeting room. Agenda: financials, election of officers, general business. All welcome - if you are connected to the CTWB scheme, you are encouraged to attend. Secretary/ treasurer, C Byrne; chair, R Heuvel.

AGM

7.30pm, Thursday 20 August Mohua Community Centre Hall, Takaka.

Jon Tidswell or David Earle will be in attendance at the offices of Warn & Associates

AGM

24 August (Monday), 7pm for 7:30pm start at the Golden Bay Visitor Centre, Willow Street

Join us for light refreshments and learn how our region is benefiting from “We’ve got This” with a presentation from the team behind Nelson Tasman campaign. Find out how you can benefit from being part of this year-long marketing event. RSVP by 21 August to secretary@goldenbaynz.co.nz THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 14 AUGUST 2020

ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580.

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. CHIMNEY sweep. Puponga-Takaka Hill. Free quote or query. Ph Steve 021 0810 1146. 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. COMMUNICATIONS support: writing, proof reading, editing, and design. Ph Charlotte Squire 027 525 7455. Charlottesquirecoms@gmail.com

ELECTRONICS repairs: Cell phones, computers, radios, TVs, HiFi and more! Ph 027 246 2432. FREEVIEW satellite TV. Ph 027 246 2432.

23 Motupipi Street, Takaka

GARDEN advice, design and development, soil testing, fruit pruning, orchard work. Sol Morgan, GroWise Consultancy, ph 027 514 9112.

For appointments please phone

GARDENING and pruning. Experienced and friendly service. Ph Hamish 525 6094, evenings, or 022 071 8067.

0800 GLASGOW (0800 452 746) Main office: 43 Halifax St, Nelson

GARDENING services. Ph Carlos 027 751 9730. GB CHIMNEY SWEEPING, SPIDER AND FLY SPRAYING Ph 524 8795 or 027 434 5405 GOLDEN BAY DIGGER HIRE 1.7 tonne. Ph 027 713 0684. 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

EMAIL: admin@gbweekly.co.nz OFFICE HOURS: : Monday-Wednesday 9am-5pm

USUAL DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMITTED ITEMS 9am Tuesday. USUAL DEADLINE FOR ALL ADVERTISING/LETTERS Noon Tuesday. AGENTS: Paradise Entertainment, 71 Commercial Street, Takaka or Collingwood On the Spot store, Tasman Street.

Golden Bay Promotion Association, Inc.

ALL your garden needs, ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. References available.

ELECTRICIANS. Fuse Electrical Golden Bay. Ready to solve all your electrical needs. Ph Thomas 525 9300, 027 788 8500.

NEW PHONE NUMBER: 027 525 8679

Golden Bay Cycle & Walkway Society Inc

AFFORDABLE Carpenty Services. Ph Rick 027 919 1326.

DRESSMAKING, design and alterations. Ph Margy Meys 027 385 5450.

Home Fixtures Saturday 8 August

AGM NOTICES

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

GB Football Club 10:30 Golden Bay 10th Grade 2 vs Nelson Suburbs FC Lions 13:00 GB Senior Men 2nd Div vs FreshChoice Richmond 2nd XI 13:00 Golden Bay Falcons vs Waimea College

TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga

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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. HEAT pump installation, sales and servicing. Ph Dave McKay 027 404 4740, 525 8538. HELPING HANDS ph 525 6226. Te Whare Mahana Supported Employment. Lawnmowing, line trimming, garden maintenance, riparian planting, scrub-cutting, gutter cleaning, recycling, pothole repair, waterblasting, window cleaning, house moves. How can we help? 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. 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. 11


TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga PORTABLE BANDSAW MILLING. Ph Tim 524 8997, 027 714 4232.

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.

HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora

NEED A FIRE?

your local supplier

big or small, we can supply from a range of brands, and all the accessories too - flue|hearth|cowl|guard -

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

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

WATER TANKS CLEANED. Ph Chris 027 444 5334. WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726.

11-13 Buxton Lane - Takaka (03) 525 9482 www.pipeworx.co.nz 027 432 0873 shop@pipeworx.co.nz HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora 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. Monday-Saturday 9-5

Phone: 525 7257 | Facebook: Hi Takaka

74 Commercial Street, Takaka Ph:0273950037 0273950037 Ph: goldenbayroofing@yahoo.com goldenbayroofing@yahoo.com www.goldenbayroofing.co.nz www.goldenbayroofing.co.nz

NEW ROOF CLADDING NEW ROOF•• RE RE ROOF ROOF ••CLADDING SPOUTING & MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE SPOUTING••REPAIRS REPAIRS & ROOFING ROOFING SUPPLIES SUPPLIES

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Providing Transport, Construction and Earthmoving services since 1928

EARTHMOVING & CONTRACTING: House sites, driveways Culvert installations Drainage

HEARING aid clinic on Thursday 20 August at Golden Bay Community Health, 1-3pm. Aids checked and cleaned, supplies sold and ears checked for wax. Open to members and nonmembers. Phone for appointment with M Barker 525 7465.

Providing Golden Bay with: Professional, Diagnostic, Clinical Physio & Massage Therapy services ACC registered Provider • • • • • •

Sports & Accident injuries Complex musculoskeletal conditions Clinical reviews / Second opinions Orthopaedic / Post-operative rehabilitation Postural / Biomechanical correction programmes Clinical Massage Therapy

No GP referral required Ask us about our no-cost initial Physio assessment

Call 0800 749 739 for info or an appointment today

Chiropractor Inga Schmidt

MSc (Chiro), DC, MNZCA

021 180 7789

Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St

www.healthfocus.co.nz ACC registered

MASSAGE AND REIKI. Emma Sutherland (Ameliorate). First one-hour treatment - $35 for GB locals. www.ameliorate.nz. Ph 027 487 2639. 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

Grant Watson

Manipulative Physiotherapist Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

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

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44 Rangihaeata Road, Rangihaeata

54A Bay Vista Drive, Pohara

If you don't feel safe to go out during the COVID-19 lockdown, we are here to help and can lend a hand by: Picking up/dropping off prescriptions Running shopping errands A friendly phone/video call Call, text or email me and lets work out what you need Ph: 027 608 5606 Email: billy.kerrisk@raywhite.com

We're working remotely

If you don't feel safe to go out during the COVID-19 lockdown, we are here to help and can lend a hand by:

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Picking up/dropping off prescriptions Open Home Running shopping errands

Tender

TENDER: 1pm, Thurs 27th Aug 2020 - Will NOT be sold prior Sale: But For we are still just a phone call Closes or email away Open Home:

By appointment with the agent

Sales:RARE AND TRANQUIL SPOT- My Vendors had the house built on this premium spot just over 40 027A 608 5606 - billy.kerrisk@raywhite.com 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 Property Management:secure parking and plenty of workshop space. 027hectares, 525 7229there's - jenna.bowden@raywhite.com For the virtual tour, the LIM report, and Drone footage, contact us today.

SET DATE OF SALE: Closes 1pm, Thurs 20th Aug 2020 - Will NOT be sold prior For Sale: A friendly phone/video Sunday 15th August call 11:00-11:30am Open Home: I CALL IT “PARADISE LOOKOUT” - Leave the stressful and time-consuming process of building Call, pack textyour or email megetand lets out whatbyyou need behind, bags and ready to work relax and unwind moving right on in to this Paradise 027 5606 billy.kerrisk@raywhite.com okout. It’s608 become hardEmail: to find land to build on in Pohara, especially one with ever changing LoPh: views like this. For the virtual tour and the LIM report, contact us today.

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 FOR rent: Beautiful sunny four-bedroom house. Looking for a single lady to share with one other (lady) on Commercial Street. Please phone Rodney 525 9265 for inquiries. References please.

FOR sale: Large property of 962sqm with a 190sqm house. Situated within walking distance of Takaka schools and shops, this recently renovated house is ideal for a large family. It has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, study room, kitchen, large

sunny living room and a big garage. $480,000 negotiable. To arrange a viewing or for further information ph Miki 027 825 1531.

A WINNER FOR ANY FAMILY! NEW LISTING / OPEN HOME Sunday 16 August 1–2pm

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FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko GARAGE sale. Saturday, Edinburgh Street, 9am-1pm. PLASMA cutter, Weldsmart CUT40H, used twice, like new. Email waverider75@earthlink.net SAFETY glass. Residential or commercial. See Golden Bay Glass. 96 Commercial St. Ph 525 7274.

DRY firewood. Large or medium old man pine from $100/m delivered. Negotiable. Also 70 per cent dry hardwoods. Ph Chris, Tree Tops Firewood, 027 472 8578.

SLASH your electricity bill. Install a grid-connect PV system. Professional design and install. Ph Paul Stocker, Azimuth Renewables, 525 6019.

GRAZING land, 30ha up for lease from 1 October on A and G Winter’s, Hamama. Ph 022 171 3923.

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. Price: $630,000

www.goldenbayproperty.com Ref: GB3788

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

Agent: Paul McConnon ph 0275 042 872 GOLDEN BAY FIRST NATIONAL

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

Licensed Agents REAA 2008. 50 Commercial Street, Takaka

PROPERTY WANTED / Rawa hiahia

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... 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

WANTED / Hiahia STEREO record player, to buy. Ph David 524 8348. DUMBELLS, 2.5-3.0kg. Ph Roger 021 0243 5822.

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EMPLOYMENT WANTED / Hiahia mahi

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

DRIVER available, spotless P-class license. Ph Sage 525 7698. items. Weekdays from 6.30am. Ph 525 7111. GARDEN SANCTUARY CAFÉ at Aroha Health Spa. Organic coffee, herbal teas, fresh juices, light meals and treats. Open ECE teacher, Golden Bay Kindergarten, working 20.5 hours Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am-1.30pm, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, per week (0.513 FTTE), fixed term from early September until Pohara. 22 December 2020. The hours are lunch cover on Monday, OLD SCHOOL CAFÉ, Pakawau. Open 4pm-late, Thursday, Tuesday and Thursday, Wednesday morning and a full day Friday. 11am-late, Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Friday. Send your cover letter, CV and completed application Wednesday. Ph 524 8457. form to angela.craig@ntk.org.nz by 5pm on 19 August 2020. THE MUSSEL INN. Open 7 days, 11am til late. An application form can be obtained from the online Education TOTALLY ROASTED, Pohara. Winter hours 9am-3pm, Thursday Gazette listing for this position, or requested from Angela. to Monday. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday.

SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea

Property General Worker We are seeking an experienced Property General Worker, based at our Puramahoi property in Golden Bay. This is a 6-month fixed-term position, 30-40hrs/week (may lead to full-time employment)

STAND UP PADDLEBOARDS

We sell and rent a range of paddle boards Support Local info@goldenbaykayaks.co.nz

Ph 027 470 5336

SALE: NEW RED AIR PADDLE BOARD 13’2” WAS $1899 NOW $1499

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 Saturday and Sunday.

You will need to be capable of working unsupervised and also with other staff as required. We are looking for a self-motivated person who can do the Property General/Horticulture Worker following but not limited to: Caberfeidh Station, Kurow, South Canterbury

We are seeking an Experienced Property General/Horticulture Worker, based at Position, 3040hrs/week (may lead to full-time employment)

Lawn mowing,Property weed in eating, our Puramahoi Golden chainsaw Bay. This is work a Fixed-Term

General farm duties, tractor driving, feeding, moving You will need to be capable of working unsupervised and also with other staff as stock and fencing required.

We are looking for a self-motivated Small machinery repairs andperson who can do the following: maintenance • General gardening/orchard maintenance

Second to last for the year!

NCMA, 48 Nile St, Nelson www.nelsonfringe.co.nz

BOOKINGS A MUST: In cafe, via phone 03 525 9426 or email wholemealcafe@gmail.com

successful applicant will be required to pass a drug

www.lonestarfarms.co.nz

Applications close Friday, 21 February 2020

Closing date for applications: Friday 28 August.

CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAYS 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. GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them each Sunday, 10am at Takaka and 4.45pm at Collingwood.

Wanted: Packer Hours: Full-time till December 23rd, 2020 We are looking for a motivated, focused team member with a positive attitude to join our busy dispatch team. This position involves: • Packing of candles & accessorie • Using ordering & freight computer programs • Retail sales in our factory outlet Skills Required: • Well-organised & methodical • Focused, with good attention to detail • Able to lift up to 20kg • Remain calm under pressure • Achieve daily/weekly targets • Have computer skills • Confident and willing to learn new skills • Communicate effectively with customers and staff Please email your CV with a cover letter to cynthia@livinglight.co.nz Applications close: August 21st

ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for morning worship at 10am. Rev Dr Don Fergus. Sermon: “Would you please take care of her! She’s driving us crazy.”

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. “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

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere SUNDAY 16 AUGUST FIVE STAND SPORTING SHOOT at the Golden Bay Gun Club at Pupu grounds, 9.30am. Ph 027 412 7176, 027 681 0040 for further info.

TUESDAY 18 AUGUST BADMINTON, GBHS gym, 7-9pm. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007.

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē

GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays. Late fees apply until 4pm Tuesdays, if we have space. Paradise Entertainment ANATOKI SALMON fishing and café. Catch your own lunch and Collingwood On the Spot store are our agents. or order from the menu. Open every day from 10am. www. anatokisalmon.co.nz WEDNESDAY 19 AUGUST COLLINGWOOD TAVERN. 11am-7pm, Sunday-Thursday; COSTUME HIRE. Playhouse, Park Avenue, 7-8.30pm. After 11am-late, Friday and Saturday. hours ph Diane 525 8097, evenings. COURTHOUSE CAFÉ, Collingwood. Open 7 days, 8.30amONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10am2pm. Pizzas and curries back in September. Ph 524 8194. 12.30pm, Onekaka Hall. CURRY LEAF. Open 7 days, 12-8pm. Chef-made food, takeaway THURSDAY 20 AUGUST prices. Order online thecurryleaf.co.nz or ph 525 8481. DE-LISH DELICATESSEN. Sumptuous, delicious food. DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 10am. All welcome. Lunches, catering, coffee, chocolate, cheeses and epicure Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007. 14

14 - 22 August

Friday 28 August Live Music with Bazaar  Warm bohemian atmosphere

Lawn mowing, weeding, weedworkplace eating Lone Star• Farms provides a safe • Planting, irrigation and the successful applicant will be maintenance, plus more required•toBasic passpool a drug and alcohol test Star Farms provides a safe workplace & the prior toLone being appointed.

For more information contact & alcohol test prior toplease being appointed. Jan Champion (Farm Manager) For more information please contact Jan (Farm Manager) on 0274 566 4008. on 027 Champion 566 4008.

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Programmes to listen out for

Jun’s Encounters - Join Jun Lü on Jun’s Encounters where she explores ideas of a fulfilled life. The show is about gaining wisdom from ordinary people. Jun invites friends, experts and people of different backgrounds she encounters to join her in conversations about matters of everyday life. Jun’s Encounters is a fortnightly show on Friday morning at 10.00 and replaying Sunday evening at 6pm. Conversations with Callah and the Ancients - with Spiritual Writer and Channel Kim and Scribe for Spirit, Seer, Artist and Celestial Empathic Healer Aimee. Facilitated by Dallas Beckett every Saturday afternoon at 2.00 and replays Monday morning at 5.00. Come join us to experience spirituality in new and thought provoking ways. The Voice of the Cook Islands- From Wellington Access Radio, The Voice of the Cook Islands is hosted by Sam Samuel. Music and news from the Cook Islands in Māori. Airs Monday night at 8.00.

www.freshfm.net UPCOMING GIGS & EVENTS... Saturday 15th August

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+ PACHINKO (LIVE) $5 PROCEEDS TO MOHUA SOCIAL SERVICES Saturday 22th August

roots bar karaoke TAKAKAS GOT TALENT! “The best night of your life”

Saturday 29th August DELUSIONAL DISCO DRONGOS PRESENTS:

DELUSIONS

LAMBI KITTY // En Katt

All gigs level dependant Gourmet food & burgers, Open fire, Good beer, Good people

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The Mussel Inn Coming Up...

Thur 20th POEMS SONGS AND STORIES - open mic, 7.30pm, all welcome, koha entry Tues 25th CLOSED all day for private function Thur 27th QUIZ – all welcome Upcoming shows you should get tickets for… SEPTEMBER

WEDNESDAY 19 AUGUST

Wed 9th THE BETHS - tickets online

GB COMMUNITY CENTRE

Sun 13th PENNY ASHTON’S KICK ARSE CABERET tickets online

FROM 5.30pm

Wed 23rd FROM SCRATCH - percussion ensemble tickets online OCTOBER Thur 15th The JORDAN LUCK BAND - tickets online Seasonal goodies from the brew house to keep you warm APPLE-BEE – Mead / Cider WHITE TIGER - winter larger On tap at the Muss or riggers @ FreshChoice

U3A WELCOMES

Wine Scientist, Dr Wendy Parr who will present

“The Mind behind the Nose: Understanding Wine Appreciation” at the Senior Citizens’ Hall, Friday 28 August, 10.30am. All welcome. Non-members a gold coin.

presents

ARK-ATYPICAL

nice text about the story looking ike script 14 4.30 The Personal History of David Copperfield PG 7.30 This Town (M) Stars Rima Te Wiata Sat 15 4.30 The Burnt Orange Heresy (R13) Italy, UK ***Blast from the Past*** Sat 15 7.30 Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) (Final) Sun 16 4.30 Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) (Final) 7.30 The Personal History of David Copperfield PG Wed 19 7.30 The Burnt Orange Heresy (R13) (Final) Thu 20 1.30 Matinee: Radioactive (M) Marie Curie 7.30 The Personal History of David Copperfield PG Fri 21 4.30 This Town (M) NZ Comedy, Robyn Malcolm 7.30 The King of Staten Island R16 Comedy, Drama Sat 22 1.30 Matinee: The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG) (Final) 7.30 ***Live Theatre – DramaLAB ***Ark-atypical Sun 23 1.30 Matinee: Ark-atypical 7.30 Ark-atypical Tickets available at Unlimited Copies (Mon-Fri) $18/$12 Youth Fri

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Bookings phone 525 8453

Tickets at Unlimited Copies (open Mon -Fri)

Film information may be found at www.villagetheatre.org.nz

Tickets $18 Youth $12

TAKAKA FUELS & FISHING

Golden Bay weather forecast

2 Commercial Street, Takaka ꟾ Ph 525 7305

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50 Commercial Street, Takaka Golden Bay First National Licensed REAA 2008 - MREINZ

info@goldenbayproperty.com

Ph: (03) 525 8800

CLASSICHEADING COUNTRY VILLA

BEACH HEADING LIVING

OPEN HOME Saturday 1.00 - 2.00pm

6 SELWYN STREET, PÓHARA

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Sea views, plus privacy Good bathroom amenities Large entertaining deck area Call me for details

Deadline Sale: 2pm Friday 28th August (NSP) 3 bedrooms plus sleep out Double garage A real surprise!! Ref: GB3791

188 HAMAMA ROAD, HAMAMA

$565,000

This large 4 bdrm villa has all the character & charm you would expect from a 1920’s family home. Beautiful grounds, est. trees & gardens with 2529 m2 for the kids to kick a ball & play cricket. No close neighbours & privately set back from the road, 2 car garaging & workshop space. Great rural outlook & expansive views of the mountain ranges. This property has something for the whole family to enjoy. Call me. Ref: GB3764

Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or paul@goldenbayproperty.com

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

INCOME & ACCOMMODATION GALORE!

QUEEN’S FARM LTD

136 TANGMERE RD, ROTOTAI

Gardener’s Cottage

55 SOLLY ROAD, ROCKVILLE

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

ABUNDANCE OF SPACE & VIEWS!

• 98ha, currently leased • 24 bale herringbone cowshed • x2 tidy farm dwellings • Solid fertiliser history • Well maintained farm Ref: GBR3692 $2.99m+GST (if any) James Mackay 027 359 0892 or james@goldenbayproperty.com

AWARD WINNING TREASURE! 90 MATATA ROAD, PARAPARA

1737 CWD-PUPONGA MAIN RD

• 13.8ha: bush, gardens, orchard, entertainment areas • Award winning home in 2009 • 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 offices • Plus internal self-contained flat • Privacy & self sufficiency! Ref: GB3740 $1.25m Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or belinda@goldenbayproperty.com

• 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 460 ABEL TASMAN DRIVE, MOTUPIPI

6 LAKE CRESCENT, TAKAKA

Title Thru’ - Worth the wait! Listed & Sold by Annie

Great Team Effort! Listed by James & Sold by Sarah-Jane

Annie Telford 027 249 1408 or annie@goldenbayproperty.com

James Mackay 027 359 0892 Sarah-Jane 027 422 2577

Cancer Society Daffodil Day Friday August 28th

‘Beau’ the Daffodil Day Teddy is here to help

with local fundraising! For 30 years the NZ Cancer Society has supported Cancer Research & Whanau support with counselling, information, transport & accommodation during treatment.

JULY was super BUSY with 3 new listings resulting in 3 SALES, 2 beachfront property handovers & appraisals. After a wee August break I’ll be ready for SPRINGTIME action! So contact me if you wanting some ’spring’ action on your property!

If you would like to support on the day with stalls or daffodils, please phone Sharon 5258800

Annie Telford 027 249 1408 or annie@goldenbayproperty.com

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

THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 14 AUGUST 2020

Profile for Charlotte Richards

Golden Bay Weekly - 14 August 2020  

Golden Bay Weekly - 14 August 2020  

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