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Takaka’s forgotten tramway

The Takaka tram and crew pose by the overhanging limestone bluffs at Paines Ford. Photo: Frederick Tyree ANITA PETERS

Many people are unaware that Takaka once had its own railway, a direct result of the timber industry that developed following the gold rush days. The Takaka valley was rich in kahikatea and tōtara, and during the 1870s seven sawmills began operation, supplying building materials locally as well as to other provincial towns around New Zealand. The small port of Waitapu experienced a burst of timber-shipping business. However, transporting logs to the wharf was arduous, and bullock wagons often became bogged on the muddy tracks. With limited roading funds available, it became obvious that rail would be a more efficient method of transport. In 1881, a successful poll held by the Takaka Roads Board among timber merchants, sawmillers, farmers and other ratepayers led to the formation of the Takaka Tramway Company Ltd. John Rochfort, a former surveyor for Nelson Provincial Council, surveyed the line to run a distance of 13.4km from Waitapu, through Takaka township and out to the crossroads behind East Takaka Church, soon known as the “terminus”.

However, under the provisions of the Government Tramways Act, regulations had to be met. The tram was to travel no faster than eight miles per hour and operate four trips daily. As well as timber, the tram also carried passengers (who paid from threepence to a shilling) and general goods and produce for sixpence a ton upwards. Each sawmiller was to be responsible for maintaining a certain length of line and guaranteeing their loads. Building the railroad employed many men. Local contractors the Manson brothers won the tender to construct the line and bridges. This took around a year to complete and cost £2500. The government provided an additional grant of £2000 plus the iron rails, which were laid on wooden sleepers and had an unusually narrow gauge of two feet six inches. The East Takaka terminus also became a hub of construction boasting an engine shed, workshops, and a siding where logs were loaded. A flour mill, library, post office, church and school were already operating nearby. In June 1882, the brand-new shiny green tram constructed by the Anchor Foundry of Port Nelson finally arrived at Waitapu Wharf. It

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had a 12hp single cylinder locomotive steam engine fuelled by either wood or coal, could haul a load of 100 tons and had a top speed of 20mph. It towed several open-framed timber wagons and a small carriage for up to eight people each side. N a m e d t h e Pi o n e e r , i t w a s s o o n affectionately dubbed “Puffing Billy” or the “Old Coffee Pot”. The first driver, Mr Wilson, would famously leap off the chugging tram to remove obstacles, retrieve passenger’s flyaway hats or spread sand on the tracks on frosty mornings. Near the high school bend, mischievous schoolchildren would try to derail the train by filling the rails with stones. Mr Wilson was powerless to evict them if they jumped aboard the moving train since he was also the stoker, only able to shake his fist and furiously blow the whistle. Another driver, Mr Francis Robertson, made local history for his mercy dash to the wharf with an injured man to catch the Lady Barkly before she left port. There was one serious accident in 1896, luckily without injury, when a bridge near Waitapu gave way under the... Continued on page 8

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Dog Bylaw hearing JO RICHARDS

Wednesday’s hearing on proposed amendments to the Dog Control Bylaw took both in-person and Zoom contributions from the public. The hearing, which took place at Tasman District Council’s Service Centre in Takaka, was run by Golden Bay Community Board, with TDC regulatory manager Adrian Humphries and his assistant Ross Connochie in attendance. A total of 17 submitters presented their respective arguments during their allotted five minutes. Unsurprisingly there was limited common ground with an almost equal split between those for the changes and those against. The legislation was last reviewed in 2014 and is not due a full review until 2024, but in the meantime, the following amendments have been suggested: • 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, while 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. Dog control is clearly an emotive subject; in total, 338 acceptable submissions were received, with 178 related to Commercial Street and 160 to Tata beach. O f t he s ub m i s s i ons re l at i ng to Commercial Street, 152 were in favour of the amendment and 26 against. The arguments against the change were generally concerned with public health and safety and the risk of fouling by dogs. Those supporting change mentioned welfare benefits for dogs and economic opportunities for shop owners. In the case of Tata beach, 34 people indicated their opposition to the relaxation of the restrictions, citing the need to protect wildlife, especially little blue penguins and shags, and the potential nuisance of dogs for beach-goers. Many of the submissions in favour of the amendment focused on the benefits to local dog owners and the lack of dog-walking opportunities in the vicinity. The majority of the speakers at the hearing reprised the arguments made through the written submissions. Most of those in favour of maintaining... Continued on page 3


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Council track record questioned JO RICHARDS

Residents who rely on the Anatoki Track Road to access their Kotinga homes say Tasman District Council ( TDC) has reneged on its commitment to maintain the carriageway. However, the council insists that it never entered into any such agreement. Irrespective of who’s right, the fact is that the final 2km stretch of the 3km road is useable only with extreme care and by certain vehicles, and this is causing property owners serious practical and financial difficulties, as well as long-term emotional stress. Bill Wallis, whose property is located 1.8km from the intersection with Long Plain Road, has been battling for close on two decades to get TDC to maintain the road’s full length, but the council denies responsibility for the upkeep of the carriageway beyond Slatey Creek – approximately 800m from the junction. The dispute has a long history, beginning in 2002 when residents asked council fo r a s s i s t a n ce w i t h t h e maintenance of the public road. “Council said ‘You are on your own,’” says Bill. T h e f o l l o w i n g y e a r, residents pooled resources, built a bridge and rocked the road, but in 2006, TDC erected a stop sign at the approach, advising drivers not to use the crossing “...as it may be unsafe”. A solution appeared to have been found when, in 2007, five landowners agreed to contribute $15,000 towards TDC’s costs of constructing the bridge, estimated at $30,000. A formal agreement between the landowners and TDC was drawn up later in the year, and signed by all parties. Written into the document was the sentence: “ The Council is responsible for the maintenance of Anatoki Track Road.” In March 2007, The GB Weekly published an article on the topic in which Bill is quoted as saying, “We’re particularly pleased that the council will also maintain the road.” Although TDC installed the bridge, Bill says the road work was never carried out. “The expectation and what we were told through our community board and our two councillors at the time, was that the entirety of the road would be upgraded before Christmas of 2009. “For another year past Christmas of 2009, [Golden Bay Ward councillor] Stuart Borlase, who was the ‘gobetween guy’, kept telling us they’d put it off due to other obligations. Never at any time did they indicate it meant [maintenance] only to the bridge, until 2010 when they said, ‘You should have known

At the limit: From left: Bill Wallis and fellow Kotinga resident Romilly Mead at the beginning of the non-maintained section of Anatoki Track Road. Photo: Jo Richards.

The agreement implies that TDC committed to maintain Anatoki Track Road. Graphic: Supplied.

we only meant to the bridge.’” Joe Bell, the Golden Bay Community Board chair at the time, asked TDC to honour the agreement, but TDC’s then-transportation manager Gary Clark denied that maintaining the road was part of the agreement, and he was subsequently backed up by TDC engineering manager Peter Thomson in August 2011. When asked recently by The GB Weekly about the agreement, TDC community relations manager Chris Choat reiterated the council’s earlier stance. “ The formal signed agreement with residents was solely for the construction of the bridge. The intent of the agreement was never

to commit the council to spend ratepayer funds upgrading or maintaining the upper section of Anatoki Track [Road], and that has never been part of the council’s maintained road network.” While the agreement (pictured above) might have never been intended to commit the council to upgrade or maintain the full length of the road, the agreement document clearly implies this is the case, and there appears to be no additional official paperwork that contradicts that expectation. From the contents of the document and the council’s subsequent responses, Bill believes there are only two plausible explanations: Continued on page 3 THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 28 AUGUST 2020

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Dog Bylaw hearing Continued from page 1 ...the status quo in Commercial Street explained that their submission was based on negative personal experiences with dogs and questioned the need for owners to bring their dogs into the CBD. Supporters of the amendment pointed out the very low risk of harm from dogs as well as overwhelming popular support for the change. Contributions concerning Tata beach came from representatives of Forest & Bird and Mohua Blue Penguin Trust, as well as from individuals. Forest & Bird which had originally been in favour of the amendment recently withdrew its support insisting that the Tata headland and estuary be added to controlled areas, but Adrian explained that this was beyond the scope of the current consultation. Forest & Bird’s change of heart dismayed local dog owners, who said they had worked hard to mitigate risks to shorebirds and believed the current bylaw to be “draconian”. Following the hearing of submissions, the community board went into a confidential session to formulate its recommendations. A staff report will be presented to the regulatory committee on 15 October and subsequently considered by council which will make a decision.

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The signpost on Long Plain Road clearly indicates that Anatoki Track Road is 2.75km long. Photo: Jo Richards.

Either TDC knowingly committed to maintain the full length of the road and then reneged; or it made an error in not specifying on the agreement document the extent of the road that was to be maintained, and has since attempted to correct it with a post-hoc interpretation. When asked whether council had taken legal advice on its position regarding the agreement, Mr Choat responded: “The Council has taken legal advice on this matter and we are confident of our position. However, that advice is subject to legal professional privilege limiting our ability to share it.” With both sides maintaining their respective positions, the dispute appears to hinge on the definition of “Anatoki Track Road” in the context of the agreement. The council’s own signpost (at the junction of Anatoki Track Road with Long Plain Road) clearly states “Anatoki Track Road 0-275” indicating that the road is indeed 2.75km long, but TDC transportation manager Jamie McPherson says “…the numbers 0-275 are a reference to property numbering and not an indication of maintenance”. He explained that in 2017, then-councillor Sue Brown chaired a meeting with residents to try and find a way forward by determining the extent of the work and cost-sharing, but no agreement was reached. “Council staff were involved at the time, in terms of offering assistance to review the upgrade plans and pricing. However we do not have any records of a plan or price having been developed.” Bill says the meeting was “a farce” and achieved nothing. “They spent a couple hours of taxpayer’s money to present to us what TDC would allow us to do and which we would be obliged to pay for.” Those estimates, he says, ranged from $180,000 for a basic upgrade, to $480,000 to move fences and install culverts and water tables. Mr McPherson says TDC is happy to revisit the issue. “Should residents wish to restart this, council staff would again be available to review a proposal. I do not have any more specifics on applicable standards other than the standard of upgrade could vary, depending on whether the council were required to accept ongoing responsibility for maintenance or not.”


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In the meantime, Bill remains exasperated by what he sees as the council “wriggling out of” its commitment. “There’s so many issues that rest on TDC’s reneging on the agreement to fix the road, which affects many aspects of the everyday lives of those who use the road.”






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POLICE REPORT Local board: we are not Auckland

Kia ora whanau • You may have noticed a few extra burnouts on our roads lately. Please phone 111 if you hear or see these occurring. A description of the vehicle is nice and a registration or name of the driver is even better. An 18-year-old local male has been charged with careless driving causing injury following a serious crash on SH60 near Parapara. His car was written off. Bad driving has serious consequences sometimes. • Perhaps not unrelated to this antisocial behaviour is the fact that we have noticed a lot of broken glass being left on the beaches. This is not only stupid but also really dangerous. People or pets could easily cut themselves inadvertently. Pick up your litter and leave only your footprints. • You may have seen an increased police presence patrolling our roads. Four people have received $200 fines and 50 demerits for driving with excess breath alcohol of between 250 and 400mcg. That’s the level between the old limit and the new limit which is dealt with by infringement notice rather than a court appearance. Four people have received $150 fines for not wearing their seatbelts. I can assure you none of us enjoy writing tickets – please don’t give us the opportunity. • The Italian tourist charged with driving under the influence of drugs (cannabis and LSD) appeared in the Nelson District Court on 24 August and was disqualified from driving for six months and fined $600. He also had to pay medical and analysis costs of $694. • 21 August: A 47-year-old local male was spoken to in regards to sending offensive emails. • 22 August: A single-vehicle roll-over car crash on East Takaka Road was fortunate not to result in any injury. The driver has been warned for careless driving. • An 18-year-old Nelson male has been charged with driving whilst suspended after being stopped at a checkpoint on Cobb Road. • A black Iphone XR has been found on Pohara Beach. It belongs to a foreign visitor as it is roaming and possibly from Germany. Police would love to reunite it with its owner. • Nothing funny has happened this week!

A recent email I sent to Councillor Butler was about the TDC submission using Auckland as a guide for ward boards. Her reply, “Everyone is guessing about a local board. Auckland is the only other place they are in existence, so we have to look there. Complete unknown for a small rural area. “ My response was, “Yes Celia, that is my point. Everybody is guessing because of that fact. You and Chris Hill should strongly advocate that constant reference to Auckland should cease. On our behalf, you should focus on the unique situation of Golden Bay. We must pioneer the the ‘small rural’ difference in our ward and become the ground zero of how to create a ‘rural ward board.’“ That is a challenge for you both. Sadly, bureaucracy has no initiative, imagination or creativity. Our current elected representatives and staff are stuck with the existing rule book and afraid to venture outside the box. Golden Bay is unique. It cannot, and should not, be compared with Auckland. So lead us forward and start rewriting the book. Have you and Chris got together and placed a submission that will stop your colleagues referring to Auckland as the only place to look for guidance? You both must, on our behalf, have the courage to challenge, educate and change established thinking. Golden Bay is pioneering “small rural areas.” Oh for true leadership from you both. Reg Turner

Emotive language and verbal violence

My contention last week (GBW letters 21/8) that collective conditioning almost always abrogates common sense was borne out with a vengeance by Emma Callaghan and to a lesser extent by Sarah Thomas and Jenny Bennett (GBW 21/8). In fact, Emma went further than mere lack of common sense. She committed the gross irony of accusing Steve Penny of verbally trafficking in “violence” (which he plainly did not do) all the while using negative emotive language which itself bordered on verbal violence. Contrary to the negativity that was expressed in these two letters I think Steve has been very concilliatory and forgiving (his own word) in his attempts to instigate a dialogue. To wit; if any self-proclaimed racial guardian spits at me while I am having a coffee then “forgive” will not be the word that immediately comes to mind. Larry Petterson

Top marks to local conservationists

Top marks to Victoria, Heather, Rick and their supporters for taking the initiative and securing that block of wetland bordering the Parapara estuary. Thanks to them, and now the Native Forest Restoration Trust, it is protected for future generations of wildlife. So often this paper seems dominated by contributors grizzling about others doing something destructive (in their

eyes), without much sign of any positive contributions from the complainers. These wetland-rescuing people have seized an opportunity and made a major contribution. Their example of commitment and foresight is to be commended. In much the same way a number of local farmers have, over the years, bequeathed blocks of land to the Queen Elizabeth II Trust, and the areas are held in perpetuity. Future owners of those farms are bound by the bequest. All over the Bay we see extensive attractive plantings along stream edges and rough corners on many farms. It really is good to see locals committing seriously to conservation and keeping our Bay beautiful. This is such a wonderful community to be part of. Robin Manson

Do you have a connection with Central School?

Next year is Central Takaka School’s 125th anniversary and we want to celebrate in style. We are planning this event to be a true reflection of country schooling through the decades and, as such, we want to form a 125th Reunion steering committee with members from as many different decades and eras as possible. Think you’re too young to go to a reunion? Think again. What better opportunity to catch up with lost friends, see what has/ hasn’t changed at the school, tell stories about what “really” happened, look at those amazing school photos and share some fantastic kai. This will be a major fundraiser for the school – project yet to be confirmed. Kaye Stark, Central Takaka School

Questioning a return to normal

Do we really want to return to business as usual, to what we call “normal”? A normal where pollution kills more people a year worldwide than Covid-19 has done so far? A normal where people exposed to pollution are more susceptible to catching and dying from viruses? Normal is wrecking our ecosystems – water, soil, rainforests, coral reefs, flora and fauna, to name but a few. Normal is invading habitats and forcing animals into human spaces, contributing to the rise and spread of viruses. Normal is causing sea level rise and forcing an increasing number of people to leave their homes, swamped by the sea. Normal is a world where a small number of people are getting obscenely rich, leaving an increasing number of people in poverty, with underfunded health and education systems, and no roof over their heads or food to put on the table. Do we really want to build more four lane highways? Do we really want business as usual which depends on increased consumption and increased waste because of planned obsolescence? Where it’s cheaper to buy a new thing rather

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than getting the old thing repaired? Normal is defined as the usual, typical or expected state. Isn’t it time to find a new normal so the human race can continue to live and thrive on this wonderful planet? If we drive ourselves to extinction the planet will heal itself without us. Think about it when you cast your vote in October. Liz Thomas

Coast/Tasman so we now have eight contenders. Reminder advertisements will be published closer to the date. And if you are one of the youth who benefits from a later election date, don’t forget to get enrolled and have your say. Carolyn McLellan, president Golden Bay Provincial Rural Women NZ and Michael Delceg, president Grey Power Golden Bay

To Emma Callaghan, Sarah Thomas and Jenny Bennett: Steve’s letter (GBW 14/8), appears to be apologetic and an attempt to explain his concerns about the modus operandi of some people within the BLM movement. He highlights issues which many people have raised. These issues should warrant consideration and reflection by anyone wanting a meaningful dialogue. Sadly, I think all three of you proved his point. I personally found your responses unwarranted, unnecessarily harsh and counter-productive. Acknowledging and discussing these issues does not detract from trying to address the unfairness and hopelessness faced by oppressed and marginalised people throughout the world. Addressing some of the barriers and difficulties in delivering positive outcomes should warrant an objective thesis. Based on your response to Steve, I suspect many people will now refrain from voicing any opinions which may question, be contrary to, or in opposition of the BLM movement, lest they unintentionally upset anyone. This outcome seems contrary to the claimed purpose of the “art piece”. I would respectfully like to ask Emma, Sarah and Jenny to reflect on the nature of their letters in last week’s GB Weekly and consider if they move humanity towards enhanced values or away from them. Louise Coleman

Renting? Your landlord will be voting, and voting for what suits them. Make sure you can vote (here: https://vote.nz/), and find out which party has your best interest front and centre (here: https://policy.nz/). Jon Pawley

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The pigeon question

A pigeon recently crashed through my kitchen window. It was the third broken window Bruce of Golden Bay Glass had to repair in two days. He referred to “the pigeon season”, because it was so common, at this time of year, for pigeons to make a crash entry. Why? The light, at this time of year, is deceiving? Berry poisoning? Hunger? Answers welcome. Robin Robilliard

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Reigning in cats and dogs

Yes, let’s regulate cats like dogs. Fines for native bird predation, licensing and property containment. BJ White

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There will still be two meetings - on Sunday 4 October - an afternoon one at 2pm in the Collingwood Area School Hall, hosted by Golden Bay Rural Women Provincial and an evening one at 7pm in the Senior Citizens’ Hall Takaka, hosted by Grey Power Golden Bay. Our ability to host these meetings will be dependent on staying at level 2 or below. Already, another candidate has offered himself for West

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If you haven’t got land to grow on, then approach Nina the co-ordinator at the Sustainable Living Centre (Community Gardens) and get an allotment. Why not talk to your friends or extended family and start growing a garden together? It’s rewarding in many ways and builds an important resilience in these crazy times. Spring is here early this year. Unfortunately, some fruits that needed more winter chilling may not produce as well. Insect pests are likely to be an issue as they will become active earlier. This is the month of bed preparation, getting ready for the big October planting. Fork through weedy beds putting hardy weeds in a liquid fertiliser drum to rot. Compost the rest. Add your own compost or vermicast, or buy some in. Rotted manure also helps build fertility. Add minerals, especially lime, dolomite, rock phosphate and sulphur. Wood ash is worth including too. Fork this all in. Avoid mulching now as this will cool the soil and encourage slugs and snails. If you have sown green crops over the winter, chop them down and dig them in, ready for plantings in October. Root crops like carrots and beetroot can be sown under cloches soon though. Early potatoes can be planted. Cloches also help. Plant more Brassicas, which will grow well in the cool as will spinach, and salads like mizuna and lettuce. If you’re growing your own seedlings, then most crops can be sown this month. Heat-loving ones like tomatoes, eggplants, peppers and melons are good to start now, and benefit from bottom heat with a heat mat. Hold off on the cucurbits such as pumpkins and squash until the end of the month, as they grow fast. Fruit trees will be blossoming and benefiting from active bees and other insects for pollination. Sow and plant beneficial flowering plants like crimson clover and everlasting daisy to attract insects throughout the season. Mulch fruits with

Vegetable care Check garden plan to prioritise tasks. Harvest asparagus. Plant new asparagus for spring 2023. Surface-till beds to flush weeds before sowing root crops. Sow/plant flowers like alyssum and candytuft for insects. Weed/mulch Alliums, ie garlic and shallots. Put in stakes for climbers like beans. Stake and tie broad beans using an “8” pattern with a pole down the middle every two metres. Liquid-fertilise the whole garden with seaweed brew. Check for slugs and snails. Hothouse: Sow main crops in punnets or trays. Avoid overwatering. Cover with moist paper and glass/clear plastic. To improve warmth, cleaning the hothouse covering, make a big compost inside, or put full black water drums under benches. Plant early tomatoes, eggplants and capsicum into really fertile beds. For transplanting: All seeds 1 and 12 September. Spring onions and leafy greens (silverbeet, summer spinach, lettuce, endive, cabbages, broccoli and cauliflower) (also 14, 22-23 Sept). Tomatoes, eggplants and peppers, melons and early zucchini, cucumber and pumpkins (also 15-16, 24-25 Sept). Flowers, eg lobelia (also 21 Sept). Sow direct: All seeds 1 and 12 September. Mesclun salad and spring onions (also 14, 22-23 Sept). Peas and French beans (cover)(also 15-16, 24-25 Sept). Carrots, beetroot, kohlrabi, turnip, swede and onions (also 17-19 Sept). Flowers, eg larkspur (also 21 Sept).

Plant: Best 1-11 and 26 -30 September. Onions, salad greens, silverbeet, spinach, Brassicas and early potatoes. Flowers, eg dahlia tubers. Herb care Give the herb garden a good weed. It’s a good time to create a new one near the kitchen. Divide and plant perennials, eg chives. Sow hardy herbs like parsley and coriander in trays. Fruit care Plant subtropicals like citrus and protect from frost and wind. Finish planting other fruits. Prune citrus, feijoas and other subtropicals. Harvest citrus and late tamarillos. Graft fruit trees early in the month. Expand rhubarb and globe artichoke by planting offsets. Plant new strawberry plants. Replace two-year-old plants. Compost and mulch. Put out pheromone traps to catch male codlin moths. Foliar-feed fruits with seaweed solution. Spray copper oxychloride or lime sulphur (not together) on disease-prone fruits. Spray citrus with all-purpose oil or neem for scale insect or aphid. General garden care Take soft tip cuttings from herbaceous perennials, eg hebe. Sow new lawn. Lime existing lawns. Prune trees, hedges and shrubs after flowering. Set up 100-200litre drums for liquid fertiliser.


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The Pioneer, built by Anchor Foundry in 1881 with the flat -top wagon and one of the bogie timber trucks used on the line. Photo: Supplied.

Continued from page 1 ...weight of a heavy load (which ended up in the river). By the early 1880s, the mills had become very profitable, producing building supplies, fruit cases and hop poles for the growing orchard and tobacco industries, dressed railway sleepers for the North Island main rail line and telegraph poles for the whole country. The busy tram had also become integrated into community life, often hired and decorated for festive occasions, from public events to monster picnics. The tramline itself, though, was never profitable. Various factors made it increasingly unviable: the discovery of borer in kahikatea timber destroyed the lucrative export market to California; a decline in timber resources; regular floods; and constant maintenance. Heavily in debt, the tram was put up

for auction in 1893 after 13 years’ service, and was bought by the sawmilling Baigent brothers and Kirk and Co merchants of Takaka. Driver George Hall continued operating it until 1905, when another huge flood destroyed part of the line. It was sold again and transferred to the North Island for a sawmilling venture near Putaruru, having served the district for 23 years. The Pioneer was last seen in an Onehunga scrapyard in 1912. Few relics remain in Takaka, but the embankment is still visible and used in places as a walkway. Plaques erected by the Golden Bay Heritage Society at the East Takaka terminus, Paines Ford and Waitapu explain more of this unique chapter in local history. Photographs and other information, plus an excellent scale model of the Pioneer created by local resident Chubb Woods, are on permanent display at the Golden Bay Museum.

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After the successful release of her debut single, LauraMae’s next song is just as catchy. Rug of Numbers is an Indie-pop ballad with lyrics we can all relate to. It’s about being swept under the rug by your crush, and left feeling like you’re just another number to them. The song idea came to Laura-Mae when she was at university in Wellington. She received a strange text from a old high school ex-boyfriend after not hearing from him for six years. It left Laura-Mae feeling somewhat disregarded which led her to write a song based around people playing with your emotions. The single was recorded at Tiny Triumph Recordings, who have worked with Shapeshifter, Israel Star and Hollie Smith. Rug of Numbers is available on Spotify, Apple Music and on Laura-Mae’s Facebook page.



WHAKAARO: It’s all over for Golden Bay SUBMITTED BY MIKE SCOTT

It isn’t of course, but that’s what Donald Trump says. He actually said it’s all over for New Zealand, but the last time I looked, Golden Bay was part of that country. He said this when he heard NZ had suffered an upswing in our Covid figures, to prove the US was on the right track. That is, if you don’t test you don’t get the virus infection figures and the bad press deaths tend to bring. We also know a few other things the current president of the USA has said. Here are some examples: “I will build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me.” “The beauty of me is that I’m very rich.” “My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body.” “It’s freezing and snowing in New York – we need global warming!’” More particularly it’s the last one that should terrify us. When 97 per cent of climate scientists agree that global heating is caused by human activity, and one non-scientist doesn’t agree but is probably the most powerful man on the planet, it has to give pause for thought, especially as he says of himself: “My IQ is one of the highest — and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure; it’s not your fault.” The safe level of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is 350 parts per million. Last year in August the level was 410ppm. This August it is 412. The future, and that is the relatively near


They are often referred to as the mainstay of New Zealand beaches and most commonly called seagulls. But are they just seagulls? No. Golden Bay is home to three species of gulls - the southern black-backed gull, the black-billed gull (the world’s most endangered gull) and the gull best known for frequenting places where food scraps are likely to be found, tarapunga, the red-billed gull. Raucous and aggressive, their attitude is far out of proportion to their size. I chose to write about the red-billed gull this month because many people think of this bird as common. There is seldom a beach without a pair of these loud and cheeky birds. However, red-billed gull numbers are plummeting with a decline of 50 per cent over the last 10 years. Changes in food abundance caused by climate fluctuation can impact heavily on them during the breeding season. Invasive predators such as cats, stoats and rats also play their part. There is a resident pair of tarapunga at the Rangihaeata baches. This breeding season they successfully raised and brought back two young. Although well grown, watching the begging response of these chicks was both amusing and noisy, carrying on for some months. Mostly white, the red-billed gull has striking plumage. The scarlet circle around the eye, scarlet bill and feet and beautiful pale silver grey mantle, back and wing coverts, with black flight feathers tipped in white. Perfection in nature.

future, doesn’t look good. We don’t get to vote for or against Mr Trump as president of the US, although we should because what he is doing effects every man-jack and woman-jill on the earth—he and the other planet-destroying egocentrics, clowns and turkeys who seem to have got a grip on the reins of their countries, like Bolsanaro, Johnson, Morales, Putin, Xi Jinping...the sad list goes on. But we do have a vote and a duty to vote, and we are about to get a chance to exercise it. In NZ we have two major parties, each with a leader. The leader of one says “climate change is our nuclear-free moment”, meaning look out, we’d better do something about it. The other leader takes the Trumpian approach, saying climate change doesn’t exist, or in the very slight chance that it does, the Reserve Bank will save us. So what can we do about this uncomfortable situation? Well, we can vote. We can’t vote for the Amazon rainforest which gives us oxygen to breathe, or the great Pacific all choked with plastic, the Siberian tundra melting and belching out methane, or Greenland collapsing into the sea, but we certainly can make a tiny prod in the direction our kids need. That is: Vote for whosoever is going to do the best for our environment and therefore the survival of a liveable world, because if we don’t our kids are going to look back at their forebears and wonder angrily what sort of no-hopers we were. And let’s face it, they will look back.

Indoor bowls alive and well in Bay

Motupipi Indoor Bowling Club held its annual tournament at the beginning of the month, with a great turnout of players who came along and had a good day of progressive pairs. Some good bowls played; some not so good, but a friendly and fun day for all. Winners were Rae Inglis as top skip and Nancy Ward as top lead. Other prize-winners were Robyn, Keith, Tui and Barrie. Thanks to all for the support from afield and local players. Bowls is alive and well here in the Bay­- come along and share with us. Photo: Submitted.


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CLASSIFIEDS SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro GOLF 18 August. Irish stableford: M Solly 82, S Meredith 70. 22 August. Tui Cup: J Garner bt G Bradley 3/2, R Davis bt R Miller 2 up, L Davidson bt G Little 4/3. Irish stableford: R Dyce 75, S Kerr 66, R Heuvel 62. Closest to pin: 3/12 S Meredith, 4/13 R Davis, 8/17 and 9/18 R Dyce. Twos: S Meredith, L Trent. Happy wanderer: P Milne. Best gross: R Dyce 75. HOCKEY Friday night’s turf fight has adapted to the times. Team play has finished for the season, and our Friday nights are now a 5.45pm mash-up for whoever shows. Finish time 6.30pm. This week, girls went head to head with the boys in the rain. Sisters were doing it for themselves, nosing ahead of the boys by one goal. Lady of the match: newcomer Claire; you’re a beast. Saturday morning was a great day for sport. The juniors played their hearts out in a four a-side flare-up; the yellow team oozing passing class. Man of the match: Chase Baker. The senior bash-and-smash was a lively event. No battle of the Bay...we only have four Drastix shirts in the kitty. Where are they!? Man of the match: Ryder Malone. You’re inner the winner.

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business. If you want to stop we can help. Meeting Thursdays 7pm, Catholic Church Hall. Ph 0800 229 6757. FRESH FM needs your help. Are you willing to host a fundraising event to support local radio? Or help run one? We’re a Charitable Trust – a $30 donation on our website freshfm.net is tax deductible. Email Maureen: takaka@freshfm.net or ph 525 8779, 027 335 1395. GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays. 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.

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Central Takaka School 125th Reunion 2021 The Central Takaka School Board of Trustees requests expressions of interest from past and present whanau, and associates of the school, to form a steering committee for this upcoming event. Please email: office@centraltakaka.school.nz or phone: 5259200 for more information by the 4th Sept 2020. Many thanks Kaye Stark.

TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga

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. VILLAGE Green AGM, Friday 11 September, 1pm at the Golden Bay Community Centre.

GOLDEN Bay Gun Club AGM, 10am, Sunday 13 September at the club room, 77 Pupu Road. Ph enquiries to secretary 027 412 7176.

TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga David Bell PAINTING SERVICES 027 900 3683

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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

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

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.

ALL your garden needs, ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. References available. ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580.

BLINDS, blinds, blinds: wooden, Duette, blockout, sunscreen, translucent, something for every window. Visit Imagine designs, 96b Commercial St, next to GB Glass, and view our range of options by Luxaflex or ph Tracey for a free measure and quote. 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. COMMUNICATIONS support: writing, proof reading, editing, and design. Ph Charlotte Squire 027 525 7455.

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.

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

ELECTRONICS repairs: Cell phones, computers, radios, TVs, HiFi and more! Ph 027 246 2432. FREEVIEW satellite TV. Ph 027 246 2432. GARDEN advice, design and development, soil testing, fruit pruning, orchard work. Sol Morgan, GroWise Consultancy, ph 027 514 9112. 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

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. 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.

Drycleaning & Laundry service in the Bay! PICK-UP & DROP-OFF AGENT: Stitch ‘n Sew 71 Commercial Street (Next to GB Museum) Ph: 525 8177 | Open: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

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TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga 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?


PAINTING and interior, exterior plastering. Licensed qualified local tradesman. Ph CM Coatings 027 222 0507.

Valid to Golden Bay residents for your first 1 hour booking (normally $70 now $35) Emma Sutherland ND

PAINTER AVAILABLE NOW. Quality and efficient service, 30 years’ experience. Ph Luca 022 086 1842.

Naturopath/Massage Therapist/Reiki Master P 027 487 2639 Email: emma@ameliorate.nz


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 SAW MILLING. High yield, low waste, bandsaw milling. Great for dimensional timber or flitches. Suitable for any log size on any site. Ph Tim 524 8997, 027 714 4232.

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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.

TRACKS: quality curtains tracks available in 10 colours. Do it once and do it right. Ph Tracey at Imagine designs 027 440 0071. 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.

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.

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

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PROPERTY WANTED / Rawa hiahia PROPERTY or land (max 6ha) within 30 minutes’ of Takaka. Private, sunny, distant views. dth@slingshot.co.nz STILL looking for beautiful furnished rental home for two

years. $600/week. Will pay in advance and assure immaculate upkeep. Hope to move in 25 September. Thank you. davidludlow1@gmail.com, ph 027 496 5628.

NEEDING a permanent home to purchase or rent, anything considered. New pharmacist to Takaka wanting to stay long term. Ph Sue 027 418 0083.

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FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko WINDSCREENS. Replaced or repaired at Golden Bay Glass. 96 Commercial St. Ph 525 7274. FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348. NATIVE plant nursery (TLC), native trees and grasses available. Ph 525 6183. SLASH your electricity bill. Install a grid-connect PV system. Professional design and install. Ph Paul Stocker, Azimuth Renewables, 525 6019. CURTAINS: triple woven for a thick washable, economical, thermal option, or a lovely print or linen with a liner attached for a super thermal option. Ph Imagine designs 027 440 0071, or call into our showroom at 96b Commercial St, Takaka. COTTAGE Plants Onekaka now open 10am-4pm, Wednesday MOTUEKA

-Sunday. New perennials released daily. Ph 525 9253. SEWING machine: Brother Compal Opus II. Excellent condition, lots of features and computerised patterns. $100. Ph Penny 524 8112. BMW 318i 2001, 225,000km, good condition. $2150. Ph 021 102 3131. BEEF steers, two years old, eight, $10000. Ph 027 474 1696. EXTENDABLE dining table, 1170mm or 1630mmL x 890W x 730H. Ph 027 275 4327. HOUSE truck, 1976 J4 Bedford, 4db1 Isuzu Bedford four -speed, reg on hold, beautiful cabin interior, one double loft, one single,

shower, toilet, new paint job. $30,000 ono. Ph 027 522 7136. WHEAT, chicken feed, $24/25kg. Ph 929 7160. CARAVAN, Sterling Europa 390/2. Self-contained, gas certificate, WOF, electrical certificate, reg. Ph 021 0822 2249. HIACE 4WD automatic, 1997, diesel, get the job done cargo van. $7,000 ono. Trade Me 2742850471. Ph 020 4170 1343.

TO GIVE AWAY / Koha BATHROOM vanity (white) with acrylic hand basin, two taps, three drawers and cupboard. Slightly marked. To collect from Collingwood. Koha.Ph 021 153 3399.


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WANTED / Hiahia SLIDE-ON camper, house truck back. Ph Stu 027 672 1648.

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.

CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAYS SACRED Heart Catholic mass is cancelled until further notice due to Covid-19. GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them each Sunday, 10am at Takaka and 4.45pm at Collingwood. NO service at St Andrews. Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God John 3:3

SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea EXPERIENCED contract cleaner position. Expressions of interest requested for cleaning position at Cobb power station. Weekly cleaning visits are required with a number of weekly, and some monthly, tasks which amounts to about 25 hours per month, including travel, but some flexibility on approach and week day. Please ph Tim 027 365 8834 for more details.

Takaka Citizens’ Band

The Takaka Citizens’ Band is looking for a person to take on the role of Principal Conductor. Brass Band experience is necessary and the ability to read a music score is essential. If you are interested in the position, please email your application to Crowther Reynish at Crowther.reynish@xtra.co.nz

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

Sunday Service 10am All Welcome ☺

Pastor: Rodney Watson 0275 114 266 93 Commercial St, Takaka. www.godunlimited.org

Ph: 525 9265

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.


JOB AVAILABLE CASUAL IMMEDIATE START Also Looking For Summer Staff • • • •


PROUD SUPPORTERS OF THE MOTUPIPI SCHOOL 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 in 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. DANGEROUS KITCHEN. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, TuesdaySaturday from 9am till 8pm, closed Sunday, Monday. For bookings and takeaways ph 525 8686. DE-LISH DELICATESSEN. Sumptuous, delicious food. Lunches, catering, coffee, chocolate, cheeses and epicure 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 Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am-1.30pm, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara.

OLD SCHOOL CAFÉ, Pakawau. Open 4pm-late, Thursday, Friday. 11am-late, Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Ph 524 8457. THE MUSSEL INN. Open 7 days, 11am til late.

TOTALLY ROASTED, Pohara. Winter hours 9am-3pm, Thursday to Monday. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday. 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. 14

New season roses have arrived. Contact us for a full list. Ph 525 9868 or 027 928 3314 earthgemstakaka@gmail.com

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UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere



DOG CLASSES. Pohara. Sundays. Midday. Text 020 4088 1557.

MONDAY 31 AUGUST DEAN RAYBOULD EXHIBITION. The Farewell Show, MONZA Gallery, 31 August-5 October.

Coming Up... SEPTEMBER

Thur 3rd VOICE COLLECTIVE - CANCELLED Wed 9th THE BETHS - POSTPONED until 13 October Thur 10th QUIZ - all welcome, 7.30pm. Please book a table Sun 13th PENNY ASHTON’S KICK ARSE CABARET - CANCELLED Thur 17th ACID ON THE MICROPHONE – guest Gary Elford, bush poet + open mic. 7.30pm, all welcome, $5 entry Wed 23rd FROM SCRATCH - percussion ensemble - $20 tickets online/$25 door, if any Thur 24th QUIZ - all welcome, 7.30pm Please note: All events are subject to COVID-19 Level restrictions, so please check if you’re uncertain.

TUESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER BADMINTON, GBHS gym, 7-9pm. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007.

WEDNESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER COSTUME HIRE open by appointment only until further notice. Bookings: contact Linda Sharpe or Diane Langford, 525 8097. Returns may still be made to Joan Fishley in Edinburgh Street. ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10am12.30pm, Onekaka Hall.

THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 10am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007.PTEMBER

LATER EVENTS LOCAL FOOD SECURITY WORKSHOP SERIES, Takaka, 5 September, 18 October, 14/15 November. Ph Robina 022 066 8577, earthcarecommunity@gmail.com CASSEROLE AND VEGE LUNCH followed by a yummy pud, Saturday 5 September, 12pm, $15pp. Motupipi Hall fundraiser. Also raffles, produce, baking for sale.


Programmes to listen out for Sound Selector -– Peter Bywater hosts Sound Selector. Linking music genres, from Ska to Punk, Dub Step to Reggae, from 70’s to today. Fortnightly, Thursday night 8-10, repeated Tuesday noon-2:00 Indian Show: From Manawatu Peoples Radio Manmit Singh Sodhi presents a programme focused on Hindi and Punjabi culture! Indian show airs on Fresh FM Wednesday nights at 6.00 for a weekly look at what’s going on in India! Forty six and 2– Matt and Maria start the weekend with some great rock music and the odd random track thrown in. Friday evening at 5:00, replaying the following Tuesday night at 11:00. Kindly supported by Beggs Music Works in Hardy Street, Nelson. If you have ever wanted to create a radio programme then please get in touch you can email Maureen at motueka@freshfm.net. Community Access Radio, For, By and About your Community.


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1000 acres of private West Coast to explore 7 unique beaches along 3km of coastline 03 524 8711 info@tehapu.co.nz www.tehapu.co.nz THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 28 AUGUST 2020

G o l d e n B ay M M A (VVCK & BQC) training

Fri Sat 2-4pm @ Takaka Masonic Community Hall (next to Roots Bar) Deescalation expert. Knowing your rights, saving lives. James Abbott ex RNZN (SLT)

Parapara’s new Native Forest Restoration Trust

WORKING BEE Sunday 30 August

Starts at 7PM

starting at 10 til 4, drop in when you like with a grubber if you have one Look for heart sign on Parapara Valley Road Ph 525 8298


Beautiful live music for dinner

Originals and Covers by Tina Bridgman

TOP has a plan to ensure NZ's economic rebuild is fair for everyone, and we’d love to talk to you about how TOP's policies will make a difference to your lives.

from 6-8pm Ph 525 8686 for bookings and takeaways


Waves (R13) Florida-set Drama, Romance Shirley (M) Drama, Thriller Radioactive (M) (Final) Marie Curie The King of Staten Island (R16) This Town (M) (Final) NZ Comedy Blue Moon (R13) NZ Thriller Encore (Final) The King of Staten Island (R16) Matinee: 23 Walks (M) Drama, Comedy Waves (R13) Suburban epic - Miami Shirley (M) Elizabeth Moss as Shirley Jackson NZ Mountain Film Festival: Kiwi Made (PG) Tickets $20 Pohutukawa Gallery $30 Fri & Sat 4.30 Britt-Marie Was Here (M) Comedy, Drama 7.30 NZ Mountain Film Festival: Best of Wanaka PG Tickets $20 Pohutukawa Gallery $30 Fri & Sat 12.00 Met Opera: Agrippina (PG) $34/29 ***Note change of start time – now 12pm*** 4.30 23 Walks (M) UK Romance 7.30 The King of Staten Island (R16) (Final)

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The Mussel Inn Onekaka Tues 01 Sept 5:30pm kick-off

Bookings phone 525 8453


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

Short Film Festival 2020


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With the most majestic view out over Tata Heights towards the western ranges, this property will attract those who love the Tata Beach vibe. Summer time here is an entertainer’s dream. Enjoy evening drinks & bbq’s on the large deck, soak up the views & the last of the summer sun. The top floor is dedicated to spacious open plan living. With 3 bds & 2bths downstairs, give the family room to spread out. Call me. Ref: GB3793 Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577 or sarah@goldenbayproperty.com


• Sans Souci means ’no worries’- a perfect fit for this Mediterranean style sanctuary • Three 2-room accommodation units & fully self-contained unit on 4714m2, tenanted • Shared bathroom facility & spacious kitchen-dining-lounge & sunroom complex • Sustainable materials - mud bricks, a living roof, composting toilets & solar • Talk to family & friends to form a syndicate for a 1/4 share Ref: GB3789 Annie Telford 027 249 1408 or annie@goldenbayproperty.com






Modern, 3 bdrms/2 bthrms Quiet end of a cul-de-sac Tidy, easycare property Close to beach, golf course, cafés, restaurants & boat ramp, Ref: GB3790 $629,000 Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or belinda@goldenbayproperty.com

• 3 bedroom / 1 bathroom • 2023sqm to grow your family • Rural outlook to the Anatoki • School & Hospital very handy • Good shed space Ref: GB3792 $460,000 Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or belinda@goldenbayproperty.com

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1815 TAKAKA VALLEY HWY • 5281m2: Lots of space for the kids • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • 4-bay implement shed • Grazing, orchard & gardens • Just minutes to Town Ref: GB3788 $630,000 Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or paul@goldenbayproperty.com

• 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





• • 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

• Rural 2529m2 • 4 bedroom character villa • Sunny position & private setting • Plenty of space for the kids • Less than 10mins to Town Ref: GB3764 $565,000 Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or paul@goldenbayproperty.com

DAFFODIL DAY - Today FRIDAY 28th AUGUST Look out for the stalls in Takaka & Collingwood

Thankyou to all the Volunteers & our Community for your support with daffodils & donations to a great cause. Please Note: Due to Covid19 restrictions, there will not be a stall at Fresh Choice this year….. BUT you will find us on Commercial Street socially distanced of course! Sharon McConnon Sales Manager 0275 258 255


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