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Handsome haul at competition

Catch of the Bay: Hinemoa (3) and Isaac Thomas (9) show off their snappers. Photo: Shelley Grell. SHELLEY GRELL

Judging by the handsome haul of fish weighed in during last weekend’s fishing competition, sashimi, smoked and pancrumbed fillets will be served on many dinner tables this week. Despite the threat of forecasted westerlies whipping up whitecaps, most competitors in the Pohara Boat Club Fishing Competition returned with a fine and varied catch. Up for grabs were prizes for the biggest blue cod, gurnard, terakihi, kahawai, snapper and crayfish, as well as a plethora of other categories including the most unusual catch, the hard luck story, the scruffiest fisherman, and the biggest drama queen. Saturday delivered the best of conditions for the 106 entrants, with calm sea and little wind for much of the day. And contrary to predictions, the lack of wind kept the swells at bay on Sunday to offer competitors a second bite at catching the big one. On display throughout the weekend

was a bounty of prizes donated by several sponsors, which included quality rods, reels, lures, T-shirts, caps and drinks bottles, home and garden gear, vouchers, flowers, hampers, and more. “A delayed start left us just a few weeks over the busy holiday period to approach sponsors, which wasn’t the best of timing. Luckily this is our third year of running the competition, and we knew what we were doing,” said organiser Amy Ashford. Amongst the winners were James Dunne for the biggest snapper, weighing in at a whopping 7.55 kilograms, and Julian Goulding for hooking the biggest kingfish at 11kg. Kevin Winter, who’d spent all day Saturday fishing with his son Mitchell and Savana Williams, won the prize for catching the most unusual fish – a ling. He, said, “In all the 66 years I’ve being fishing in the Bay I’ve never caught a ling. We got most of our catch today from well out of Separation Point, but we also caught a few as we worked

our way back along the coast towards the golf course.” Young Braxdyn Ray, 4, who won several prizes last year, took away another top prize for his 0.65kg blue cod. The three-generation fishing team that included granddad and “other” prizewinner Chris Ray for his 1.45kg grey boy shark, netted some of the biggest catches on both days. The haul included colourful and big-eyed sea perch called Māori Chief or Jock Stewart. “We use rods and a longline, and we fish all over the Bay, including just off Taupo Point,” said Chris. “We go fishing often and usually share our catch with friends and family.” The competition ended on Sunday evening with the prizegiving and barbecue. Amy Ashford and co-organiser Mark Laycock had put in enormous effort that was greatly appreciated by all, and with many spot prizes they ensured that no one left disappointed. See page 2 for more photos and the list of prize-winners.

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The Local Government Commission (LGC) has released its Investigation Process document outlining the steps required to establish a local board for Golden Bay. The revised timetable detailed in the document shows that a formal proposal will be released in April, with completion of submissions and hearings expected by June. A final decision will be made by September. It’s already been a lengthy process; In 2018, based on a petition by 700 locals, the Golden Bay Local Board Working Group (GBLBWG) applied to the LGC to investigate replacing the community board with a local board. The community board currently makes recommendations on local issues but all decisions are made regionally by TDC. A local board would allow all non-regulatory, and some regulatory local issues, to be decided by locals elected from the Golden Bay community. Last year, the LGC deemed GBLBWG’s application warranted investigation, but the Investigation Process document now specifies how it will be carried out. According to the document, the LGC will focus on a local board for Golden Bay, rather than boards for all Tasman communities. The aim is to use the “Golden Bay local board proposal” as the basis for consultation with the community, setting out what a local board is, what it could do, and the likely costs. During the process, the community will be actively involved via information releases, submissions and hearings, as well as through input from key stakeholders from the wider Tasman District, including TDC and Iwi. Secretary of GBLBWG Tony Lawton says it’s vital that locals get involved. “Change will not be implemented unless we as a community engage in the consultation and accept both the process and the outcome.” The LGC acknowledges that it has no control over how much TDC will charge Golden Bay, via a targeted rate, for supporting a local board, but Tony says the GBLBWG is determined to ensure council does not abuse its position. “The Working Group will do everything in our power to ensure that, if the Golden Bay community, in conjunction with the LGC, decides to upgrade to a local board, any resulting rate increases imposed by TDC are fair, transparent and acceptable to our community.” And he stresses the significance of the local board investigation process. “This is a once in a generation opportunity, as a community, to have a say in how we wish to be governed. Community level decision making has the potential to significantly improve Golden Bay’s economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being.” For further information, see LGC notice on page 4 and/or visit: www.gblocalboard.co.nz or www.lgc.govt.nz.

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Handsome haul at Pohara fishing competition

Mitchell Winter and Savana Williams with a prize-winning blue cod and a couple of snapper.

Photos: Shelley Grell

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PRIZEWINNERS AND WEIGHTS ADULTS Blue cod - Mitchell Winter 0.60kg, Gurnard - Jaxson Ashford 0.50kg, Terakihi - Chris Laney 0.50kg, Kahawai - Ricky Holley 1.30kg, Kingfish - Neil Gardiner 6.05kg, Snapper - Rosie Whittaker 2.30kg, Crayfish - Barry Graham 1.85kg, Other Chris Ray 1.45kg. Biggest Snapper - James Dunne 7.55kg, Biggest Kingfish Julian Goulding 11kg, Most Unusual - Kevin Winter 0.45kg Ling, Biggest Drama Queen - Colin Jaquiery for stubbing his toe on the ramp. Major prizewinner - Patio heater donated by Hammer Hardware - Kevin Krammer. CHILDREN Blue cod - Braxdyn Ray 0.65kg, Gurnard - Isaac Thomas 0.45kg, Terakihi - Ayla Gillespie 0.35kg, Kahawai - Hinemoa Thomas 0.35, Snapper - Jade Osborne 1.75kg, Other - Maisey McRae and Fox Bilsborough (spotties, unweighed).

Chloe Graham (17 months) shows dad Barry Graham her toy shark spot prize.

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TDC representatives attending the ceremony were from left: TDC Roading Engineer Jeremy Katterns, Deputy Mayor Stuart Bryant, Project manager Graham Rimmer, Transportation Manager Jamie McPherson, and from WSP Opus, Darren Rodd, Bibash Chhetri, James Ireland. Photo: Anita Peters. ANITA PETERS

“In a hundred years’ time you will remember the day they opened this track,” children of Motupipi School were told by a representative from Manawhenua o te Mohua at the opening of the Pohara-to-Takaka cycle and walkway, which was referred to as the “Pathway of Pahikara” (pahikara: bicycle). Various speakers at the official ceremony gave thanks for all the hard work by so many. They also praised Sollys and Fulton Hogan for their excellent work in completing this first section three weeks ahead of schedule. Council representatives were also present for the occasion, which was held at Motupipi School, including the mayor and deputy mayor. Roading engineer Jeremy Katterns was thrilled to see the project finally come to fruition. Project manager Graham Rimmer and others said it would not have eventuated without the generosity of the Scott and Hurst families, the adjacent landowners. He also said it had been a real pleasure working with Sollys and the “solutions-based” contractor Fulton Hogan, supported by an “amazing” community who delivered cakes, scones and sandwiches to the contractors throughout. Debbie Pearson, co-ordinator for the Takaka-Pohara Cycle/ Walkway working group, said that after 20 years there were just too many people to thank. She did, however, credit a few key people, including “early visionary” Derry Kingston, “leading light” Victoria Davis, community teams who had “paved the way”, former councillors Martine Bouillir and Carolyn McLellan, who led the working group; Beth Burdett and Phil Castle who worked on many submissions, and those from the Takaka/ Pohara working group and the Golden Bay Cycle and Walkway Society. While recognising this as a major achievement for our community, Mayor Tim King was clearly disappointed about recent government funding announcements. “These sorts of projects are just going to be harder for us and we’ll be more reliant on community support and input to make them happen,” he said. Paige and Olive from Motupipi School helped the mayor cut

Paige (left) and Olive, two pupils from Motupipi School help mayor Tim King cut the ribbon to officially open the walkway/cycleway.

the ribbon, declaring the walkway officially open. Long-time cycling proponent Victoria Davis was overjoyed. “It’s so good to know that people can get on their bikes safely now and enjoy the world’s most environmentally friendly form of transport.”

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Life’s a beach

I came across some signs that were amateurishly installed on Rangihaeata Beach. I’d be interested to know how permission is granted for a DOC “authorised” sign that is neither fixed correctly nor made from suitable material? On a high tide or bad weather the signs would end up floating around our beloved Golden Bay endangering the wildlife that they are designed to preserve. The signs instruct us mere subservient beach pedestrians to pass through the area in a speedy manner, something that is quite difficult when trying to read the long-winded, annoying messages on them. The signage of Golden Bay should be left to DOC and TDC. I’d like to ask Cynthia McConville: Has your existing house, grounds, daily vehicular travel or way of life ever encroached at anytime on any surrounding wildlife habitat? Where your abode is sited presently was there once wild native bush that harboured such animals and birds that you constantly refer to? If so, spare a thought about the destructive construction process which took place to give you your current Golden Bay view. Respectfully, reconsider the beaches where you leave your floating plastic signs and the amount of pedestrian traffic that you hold up. We, like you, are all entitled to our opinions, freedoms and enjoyment without being exposed to your direction and constant flag-waving crusades. Antony Dillon

eBirding informs global reserach Number of properties involved 492 What Caroline Jones calls “Cynthiawatch” (GBW 31/1) is in Banana passion vines - fruiting 177,184 fact “eBirding”. It is a regular pastime of mine and I seldom go Banana passion vines - seedlings 210,381 anywhere without my binoculars. Old Man’s Beard 48,211 eBirding is the recording of bird species and their numbers Other vines 24,677 by birders for the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology in All pest vines totals 460,453 New York. Information provided by eBirders contributes to Monthly totals change 16,818

Process for investigating Golden Bay local board application The Local Government Commission has released a document outlining the process it intends to undertake to investigate the application it has received for establishment of a Golden Bay local board. If adopted, the local board would replace the existing Golden Bay Community Board. The need for an investigation and preparation of an investigation process document follows amendments made in October 2019 to the local government reorganisation process as set out in Schedule 3 of the Local Government Act 2002. The investigation process document sets out the matters the Commission must take into account in considering the Golden Bay local board application and the parties it must engage with and consult before deciding whether to proceed to a reorganisation plan. A key part of the process is the Commission’s decision to prepare a Golden Bay local board proposal as a basis for consultation with the Tasman District community. The process document sets out the timeline for the investigation including the release of the proposal document. Adoption of the Golden Bay local board investigation process document follows consultation with Tasman District Council and local iwi. Copies of the document are available on the Commission’s website at www.lgc.govt.nz. Further information can be obtained from the Commission by: Phone: (04) 460 2228 Email: info@lgc.govt.nz Post: PO Box 5362, Wellington 6145 The relevant legislation can be accessed via the New Zealand government website www.legislation.govt.nz/browse.aspx It is likely that access to the online legislation may also be obtained through assistance from staff at local public libraries.

hundreds of conservation decisions and peer-reviewed papers, thousands of student projects and helps to inform bird research worldwide. I would encourage anyone with an interest in bird watching (even if it is from their kitchen window) to download the free app and start recording. You can join the world’s largest birding community while contributing to science and conservation. It’s fun and it’s rewarding. In October Festival of the Birds will be offering a free course “Birdwatching for Beginners”. It’s an opportunity for people to learn more about Golden Bay’s birdlife while enjoying the natural world, something we can never take for granted. Cynthia McConville

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Filling the tank

Once more down to the beach, dear friends: the fire tanker has been making its frequent pilgrimmage to the dry and thirsty lands to replenish the cisterns. Kevin Black and his team have earned our gratitude for providing water above which we can keep our heads. I called to request our annual bulk precipitation of the proverbial pluvial, and Kevin casually noted the prodigality of some users in the hospitality industry (or is that an oxymoron?) - bach owners who fill the tank on Sunday and report it empty again by Friday. Kevin wondered what they did with 11,500 litres of water in a week. I thought that they might wash in it, or flush it, or rinse cars and boats and salty children. They certainly can’t drink much: observing the number of bottles carted away each fortnight by those other stalwarts of our service personnel, imbibing that quantity doesn’t leave much room for water. Don McIntyre was our deliverer, and we’ve seen the legendary Garth Prince on the same mission, and there will be others not known to me. Thanks to all. Don tells me that the Brigade is preparing and practising for a competition in the near future, pitting their skills and fitness against other brigades of the region. Best wishes to participants and supporters. Memory reminds me that these competitions are cracking good entertainment, and impressive displays of the high level of training and commitment of these professionally-competent volunteer firefighters. Neil Gardiner and his crew are a credit to the Bay. Neville Rogers

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Film-maker and photographer Rob Dawson has a busy few months ahead. Provided funding and a multitude of other factors can be put in place, mid-June will see him and eight other local adventurers tracing the 1200km route of the old EastWest German border. Known as the Grenzsteintrophy (GST), this is one of the world’s most pu n i s hi n g b i k e - p a c k ing events. Also acknowledging the collapse of the Berlin Wall, Rob’s resulting film will be titled The Fall and the Ride. R ob cur rently has an exhibition of his photography at the Quiet Dog Gallery in Nelson, and his short film Full Circle won him the allshorts festival supreme award last year. Another of his entries, the documentary In Search of the GST, served as an introduction to the notorious cycling event. “It’s just brutal,” he says of the route, “ riding over old tank plates which are still there from the Iron Curtain days, and some of it’s so overgrown that you’re literally carrying your bike through brambles.” Rob and fellow bike-packer Chris Bennett (who finished first in the 2016 event) decided


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Sarah Thomas is an artist who seeks new ways to express what she sees. She has for some time been following certain themes, and her latest body of work, i nve s te d w i t h p e r s o n a l meaning and philosophy, provides a glimpse into the natural world of botanicals, stones and leaves. S a r a h’s a t t r a c t i o n t o botanical subjects and natives in particular has been lifelong, as she grew up with a father who was always enthusiastic about plants. She was initially influenced by Milnthorpe Park’s approach to plant succession and the stages of forest recovery, assisted by certain species enriching the soil with nitrogen. She then became interested in the emotive reaction weeds like gorse evoked, despite the good they were doing, and in the planting of the humble manuka in the natural progression of regeneration. Painting plants became an obsession. Sarah began studying the work of renowned botanical artist Audrey Eagle before seeking out each actual plant to fully understand its working structure and colour. The realism in Sarah’s paintings is so finely rendered that someone recently thought she had glued actual leaves and seeds onto the canvas. Sarah’s latest technique of

Sarah Thomas with some of her oil paintings depicting kowhai, rata and manuka, embedded in layers of resin. Photo: Anita Peters.

embedding paintings in layers of resin is the result of observing eucalyptus leaves floating and swirling in moving water. “I was looking at all those layers, wondering how I could actually recreate that,” she explained. She has succeeded by adding overlays of resin to each layer of paint, three in all, which reproduces the three-dimensional effect seen looking into water. In different lights the topmost painting casts shadows on the layers below. Other works include paintings of stones and coloured leaves, some in watercolor, others in acrylic. “I hadn’t really worked in watercolour before,” said Sarah. “I loved it; it really works

with rocks. I was treating them like portraits.” The stone paintings are a personal link to Sarah’s father Dai and his daily ritual of collecting stones, seven dark-coloured in one pocket, seven light-coloured in the other. While gathering stones from Golden Bay beaches, Sarah was surprised to discover how different they were in each individual place. Her collection and the works inspired by them—treasures full of depth and colour—are now on another journey. ‘In the water…on the shore…’- exhibition by Sarah Thomas at Tukurua Collective, 85 Tukurua Road. Open 9.30am-12.30pm every day except Sunday, until 16 February, or by appointment: phone Aeven 027 834 3245.

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On the parched paddocks of Upper Takaka, men and women and their dogs, defied last weekend’s soaring temperatures to put on an exhibition of traditional shepherding. The Takaka Dog Trials is the first opportunity for competitors to chalk up points in the new season’s national championships, and this year’s event attracted a total of 136 entries, including 27 locals, looking to get off the mark. Over the course of Saturday and Sunday, dog-shepherd duos competed in maiden, intermediate and open categories in up to four events – Long Head, Short Head and Yard, Zig-Zag Hunt, and Straight Hunt. Watching veterans Jock Wyllie and Steve Pilcher complete their respective runs in the Short Head and Yard, Blenheim novice Bruce Horton was patiently waiting his turn. “I’ve just got into it. I’ve come over the last two years.” Eleanor Greenhough from Moutere, who was up next with five-year-old Dee, was also paying close attention to the experts. But she said wasn’t looking to teach her faithful friend new tricks. “She is old enough to know better. I’m just trying to remind her of the tricks she already knows.” Irrespective of the result, it was going to be a good day for Eleanor, “I’ve come for years. I’ve always enjoyed the Takaka trials. It’s the first trial of the season so it’s good to get points on the board.” Fellow shepherdess Rose Marie Schupbach from Rai Valley arguably had the easier task of teaching a young dog new tricks: “Ruby is only 13 months old.” As the pair took to the Short Head and Yard course on the airstrip, Ruby took off to fetch the small flock of three. After successfully negotiating the gate, however, Ruby could not persuade the sheep to enter the small yard and time was called. Afterwards, Rose Marie remained upbeat. “I’m very, very pleased, but then I’m always pleased.” Sitting in the judge’s ute, observing with a critical eye, “Spider” (Ian) Chalmers from Kaikoura had some words of advice for the less experienced triallers. “It’s good to start slow and speed up as you get more confidence. It’s better to run out of time than have the sheep bolt all over the shop.” Keeping tabs on the scoreboard and the rest of the paperwork in the relative cool of the club shed, Takaka Dog Trial Club secretary Ian Alach was pleased with the turnout. “The sponsors put in a lot, and so do we, so it’s good to get a decent number of entries.” Many of the entrants, he said, considered the Takaka event as an important trial and travelled from all over the South Island to compete. “They’ve come along to get points and get their dogs tuned in. It’s a serious part of

Rose Marie Schupbach and Ruby attempt to coax the sheep into the pen at the end of the Short Head and Yard.

the national system here.” For some, the first event of the season is simply a good place to start. Ethan Smith from Blenheim had brought Chubb, his two-year-old huntaway, to compete in the maiden class of the Zig-Zag Head. “It’s my first time in Takaka,” said Ethan. Sitting on the grass diligently charting Chubb’s progress up the hillside, judge Graham Reed from Culverden is also a firsttimer at Takaka. But his wealth of experience has given him a good appreciation of the skills involved. And he was impressed with Chubb, even though the task was not completed. “He’s beautifully skilled, but he just stopped listening.” Chubb was followed by Jock Wyllie’s heading dog Sig who, despite a few detours, managed to finish the job. “The first complete, although not a tidy one. There’s potential for better,” was Graham’s verdict of Sig’s trial. Throughout the two days of competition, spectators came and went, shepherds whistled and barked instructions, and their dogs ran around mustering the sheep before cooling off in the water trough. Ian paid tribute to his colleagues and event sponsors who

he said were crucial to the success of the trials. “Club members put in a lot of effort to organise the event, run it over the two days and tidy up afterwards. We do it because we think it’s a good community event, because we enjoy meeting the triallists and because we get a charge out of all the praise we get from experienced competitors and visitors. However, the thing wouldn’t go without the generous support of our sponsors and the Wyllie family and the Harwoods.” Next year the Takaka Dog Trials celebrates its 125th anniversary, but don’t expect any lavish parties – just a continuation of a down-to-earth country tradition.

Judge “Spider” Chalmers keeps an eye on man and dog.

Doing the paperwork: Club secretary Ian Alach.

A competitor cools off after a hot trial.

Maureen Pugh

National List MP based in West Coast – Tasman

Well done to all the competitors at this year's Takaka Dog Trials. 0800 628 7336 • maureen.pughmp@parliament.govt.nz wct.maureenpugh Funded by the Parliamentary Service. Authorised by Maureen Pugh MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington.

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Eleanor Greehough and Dee.

Jock Wyllie and Sig.

Ethan Smith and Chubb.



RESULTS: Long Head: 1st, Open, Sam Murray and Patch, Kaikoura. 1st local, Jock Wyllie and Patch (a different Patch), Kaihoka. Short Head and Yard: 1st, Open, Terry Ashley and Blade, Cheviot. 1st local, Jock Wyllie and Jack, Kaihoka. Zig-Zag hunt: 1st, Open, Jock Wyllie and Sig, Kaihoka; 2nd local, Scott Archbold and Ink, Paturau. Straight Hunt: 1st, Open, Guy Redfern and Solo, Clarence River. 1st local, Jock Wyllie and Sig, Kaihoka.

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7 FE BRUARY 2020

Summer events in full swing

Fire danger in reserves

Join in the fun at one of the many events taking place over the next few weeks!

As the fire risk continues to increase, access to the forestry plantation areas only of Kingsland Forest, Moturoa Rabbit Island, Rough Island and Tunnicliff Forest has been closed.

Go By Bike Day Wed 12 Feb, 7.30 am – 9.00 am, The Junction Green. FREE.

While there are no closures in Golden Bay at the time of writing, everyone is asked to be aware of the dangers and to visit the reserves early in the morning or in the evening, when the fire risk is lower. If you see smoke or any sign of fire, please call 111 immediately.

Family Bike Fun Sat 15 Feb, 10.00 am, Golden Bay Recreation Park, Takaka. Colour Run Sat 22 Feb, Registrations from 9am, event starts 10.00 am, Golden Bay Rec Park Centre, Takaka. Children under 5 FREE, everyone else $5.

Pōhara Valley Wastewater Pump Station Upgrade

Please conserve water now

There are lots of easy ways to save water, visit tasman.govt.nz/link/water-tips.

Pōhara Cycleway opening

PUT A bowl in the sink when washing your

Thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate the official opening of the Takaka to Pōhara cycleway. The community barbecue was a fitting way to celebrate the completion of this community-led project, which now provides a safer way to travel for locals, schoolchildren and visitors to the area.

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Thanks to all those who were involved in the project and we’re pleased to note the pathway is already proving very popular.



The road shoulder will be closed at the intersection of Abel Tasman Drive and Pōhara Valley Drive so please slow down and take care.

COUNCIL MEETINGS Golden Bay Community Board Tuesday 11 February, 9.30 am. Golden Bay Service Centre, 78 Commercial Street, Takaka. Public Forum

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With water restrictions now in place in many areas around the district, we’re asking everyone to conserve water wherever they can. While there is no rationing in Golden Bay yet, it maybe be required soon if there is no rain.

We are replacing the existing Pōhara Valley pump station with a new one and replacing some old pipework. The new pump station will include emergency storage chambers and odour treatment equipment. The old pump station will be decommissioned and removed.


Old Thumpers scramble: a demonstration of classic JO RICHARDS

Golden Bay’s Old Thumpers classic scramble once again roared its way into an event-packed summer weekend. Sunday’s meeting attracted motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country who raced and showcased their magnificent machines at Alan and Shelley Palmer’s Onekaka farm. The entry criteria for Old Thumpers are simple according to coordinator Wattie (Richard) Watson. “Machines all have to be pre-80s, twin-shock, air-cooled and drum brakes.” Competition is divided into age categories: Juniors (up to 16), Veterans (50 and over) and Super Vets (60 and over). But the event is not really about serious racing; it’s about preserving and demonstrating old bikes and, of course, having fun. Generous sponsorship means that every entrant receives a prize – from a humble beer-cooler to petrol vouchers – with any profit going to a local charity. Making himself heard over the noise of the bikes and the howling wind, the PA announcer regularly reeled off a long list of sponsors. Andrew Dixon, co-owner of the Mussel Inn, was a pioneer of the event, and remains a primary sponsor, donating beers and ginger ales and hosting the wind-up function. Golden Bay enthusiasts, Malcolm Smith and Steve Prince had parked up next to each other in the paddock and were keen to extol the virtues of their classic British bikes. Malcolm had brought along a 1968 Rickman BSA which he described as an example of “solid Pommie engineering”. He continued to sing the praises of his 441cc single-cylinder machine. “It’s very reliable. It was re-built 10 years ago, and I’ve only just replaced the clutch. It’s also very easy to work on.” Although it only generates around 30 horsepower, Malcolm explained that it was good to race compared to a high-revving modern machine. “It’s torquey, so the power is always available.” His confidence was borne out later in the Super Vets and British Bike rides which he led from start to finish. Steve’s pride and joy of 40 years is his Ariel 500cc, which he explained has British heritage, but is of mixed vintage. “The engine is from 1939 and the frame is from 1954.” It too performed solidly in the afternoon’s rides cruising comfortably in the middle of the field. Not so lucky with reliability was West Coast classic motorcycle rider Kevin Ryan from Barrytown. His B25 250cc Triumph turned out to be something of a disaster. “The spark wouldn’t go, so I fixed that, then the carb was blocked. I cleared that, then the gearbox packed up.” Sometimes it’s just not your day, but Kevin was already thinking ahead to the Bert Munro Challenge in Invercargill – his next opportunity to get on the bike. With the exception of a short lunch break, the racing continued non-stop as riders young and old man-handled their motorcycles around the dirt track. It was difficult to see many faces behind the visors, but eyes were clearly smiling. After the final circuit, the riders along with families, friends and fans adjourned to the Mussel Inn for refreshment and prize-giving. Amongst those receiving awards, Craig Wassell was crowned Old Thumpers Grand Champion.

Riders jostle for position shortly after the start.

Steve Prince astride his mixed vintage Ariel 500.

Close competition around the corner.

Been there, done that, got the T-shirt.

Kevin Ryan’s Triumph turned out to be a bit of a disaster.

Old Thumpers would like to thank all our sponsors for their generosity and the Golden Bay community for their support of the 2020 Classic Scrambles. Alan & Shelley Palmer - Landowners of the site for this event Cartwright Family - for the use of the access into the site here Mussel Inn - Trophy Beers & Ginger Beers Allan Rickerby, Anatoki Salmon, Anika Jewellery, Battery Town, Bay Takeaways, Blue Horton, BNZ, BP Takaka, Brigand, Choco Loco, Collingwood Tavern, Curry Leaf, Dangerous Kitchen, De-Lish Delicatessen, Earth Gems, El Gecko, Farewell Spit Eco Tours, First National, FreshChoice Takaka, Golden Bay Blowkarts, Golden Bay Motorcycles, Golden Bay Pharmacy, Golden Bay Rubbish Collection, Hair Revolution, Hammer Hardware, Kiwi Spirit Distillery, Kotare Sands, Laser Electrical, Liquorland, Mariposa, Mobile Mechanical, Mohua Eatery & Bar, Nelson Building Society, NV Miller Garage Collingwood, Old School Cafe & Bar, Orange Mechanical, Pakawau Beach Park, Pipeworx, Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park, River Inn, River Inn Country Music Festival, Roots Bar, Steve Prince Auto Electrical Ltd, Stitch ‘n Sew, Sunflower Motels, Super Liquor, Takaka Fuels & Fishing, Take Note Takaka, Telegraph Hotel, The Top Shop Dairy & Takeaways, Totally Roasted, Tradezone Takaka, Unlimited Copies, Village Milk, Village Theatre, White Rock Engineering, Wholemeal Café, Wildcat Charters & Motel. 10

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Waimea Water chair resigns JO RICHARDS

Karen Jordan, chair of the board of Waimea Water Limited – Tasman District Council’s joint venture with Waimea Irrigators Limited – formed to manage the construction of the Waimea Dam, has resigned 15 months into her four-year term, citing family reasons. TDC mayor Tim King said the council accepts the reasons for her resignation. “Karen has shown great leadership throughout the project, including her involvement in the initial establishment of Waimea Water Limited as a CCO and then essentially working as an interim CEO for several months before Mike Scott came on board. We thank Karen for all her efforts during her time with the project and wish her all the best. The mayor endorsed Ms Jordan’s replacement – current TDC-nominated board member David Wright. “We welcome the WWL Board’s decision to appoint existing member David Wright to the role of chair. He is already fully up to speed on the Waimea Community Dam project and all matters relating to the company, which will aid in a smooth transition.” Malcolm Smith leads the field on his 1968 Rickman BSA.

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Oldest Rider under 80s: John Rennick, Davis Coster Barham; Oldest Bike: Colin Chinnock; Best of British: Vincent Lyman; Top Small Bore: Fletcher Wassell; Top 2-Stroke: Randle Scott; Top 4-Stroke: Allan Rickerby; Top Mid-Bore: Ross Watson; Top BigBore: Dave Roberts; Pre-75: Paul Duckmanton; Pre-71: Bruce Ferguson; Pre-65: Colin Wilson; Veterans: Tim Davison; Super Vets: Murray Royal; Furtherest Travelled: Allan Crump; Ian Stafford Memorial: Alex Westrup; Old Thumpers Grand Champion: Craig Wassell; Vin Orr Trophy: Simon Hambrook.

High-flying Hamish on home soil DORA The Banking Bus is visiting Golden Bay next week (10-15 February) and offering free digital banking workshops to the community. With many banks closing branches, withdrawing cheque services and reducing branch hours, customers are being forced to manage their money online. A switch to cyber banking comes with potential dangers, such as scams and phishing, but a DORA Digital Banking class will help build confidence and know-how. The DORA class session will cover: • Getting to know banking online • How to recognise the signs of an online scam and what to do • How to protect yourself online • Starting to navigate through an online banking platform • Contacting your bank to get started DORA is due to be outside Takaka Library MondayThursday and Saturday, and in Collingwood on Friday. On each day there are morning (10am-12pm) an afternoon (1-3pm) classes. Sessions can be booked as a normal SteppinUP class, or online at: https://steppingup.nz/

Motocross star Hamish Harwood. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

Golden Bay is full of surprises. Take, for example, the motocross track hidden in a shallow depression amongst the flat paddocks of Kotinga. It’s all the work of local farmer Travis Langford, a self-confessed motocross fan who has designed and built the course, including some scary-looking jumps, over the last three years. “I did most of it with a tractor about two-and-a-half years ago,” says Travis. The facility was initially used by an after-school group, but Travis explains that he now hosts serious riders who are looking to hone their skills. “A lot of Nelson guys who ride competitively come over at weekends. That’s brilliant; they’re really good guys.” One of those kicking up the dirt last week was local hero Hamish Harwood, fresh from winning the New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix premier MX1 class at Woodville a few days earlier. He was back on home soil, getting in some practice and seeing family, on his way down to Balclutha for the first of four rounds of this year’s senior New Zealand Motocross Championships. As he raced around the course, the Golden Bay rider piloted his KTM 350 over the spectacular jumps with the confidence of a champion – taking off at speeds in excess of 70kmph and flying through the air for up to 25 metres before planting both THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2020

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Hamish makes difficult and dangerous look easy. Photo: Jo Richards.

wheels firmly back on the track. Like all masters of their sport, Hamish manages to make the difficult and dangerous look deceptively easy. It’s not. Keeping him company on the track were four top Australian riders - Kirk Gibbs, Morgan Fogarty and brothers Riley and Caleb Ward - also on route south. Away from the track, Hamish was playing host to his Aussie visitors. “I’m showing them around the Bay and they’re loving it.” While Hamish and Kirk are good mates, the Kiwi and his main rival will temporarily put their friendship aside as they battle it out over the four-race series, which began last weekend and concludes in Taupo on March 15.

In May, San Diego-based trio The Schizophonics blew minds everywhere on their first visit to NZ and Australia. Antipodean audiences had seldom (if at all) witnessed the likes of levitational front man Pat Beers. Combining the swagger of James Brown meeting the Stooges, and Hendrix with the sonic attack and attitude of the MC5, their blend of rock and soul is the sweatiest showmanship you’re going to see in a long time. Their new album is called People in The Sky, you can hear it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW5WoQTZep0 This tour will see them hit the Pacific Rim with 30-plus New Zealand , Australian, and Japanese dates. Mussel Inn, Tuesday 25 February, tickets from undertheradar. See advert on page 19. 11

CLASSIFIEDS SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro GOLF 28January.Stableford:DRay36,JPrescott36.Closesttopins:9/18JPrescott. Twos: D Ray. 29January.Stableford:RWestrupp45,JSolly43,BWin43.Closesttopins:3/12 and4/13JGarner,8/17RWestrupp,9/18BOsmond.Twos:JSolly,RWestrupp.Best gross: R Westrupp73. 30January.TheTakaka“OldHickory“teamwonwith149stablefords. 1February.Stableford:RDavis45,RBodger44,RDyce41.Closesttopins:3/12 and9/18RDavis,4/13NMoore,8/17RAncell.Twos:RDyce,JBensemann,RDavis, LTrent,RAncell2,JSolly2.Twos7/16:LTrent,RAncell.Happywanderer:BClimo. Best gross: R Davis 69. BRIDGE 29January.PatonsRockInd1.NSOpen:EleanorBradshaw/MargaretBell 57.02%,AnnBlackie/JohnPemberton56.23%,JudeEdmondson/PamWilson 52.74%;EWOpen:MalcolmMcKellar/BethBurdett67.29%,SuzanVanWijngaarden/ CarmelFurness59.35%,RhodaMcDonald/DebbieJones50.73%.NSH/cap:Eleanor Bradshaw/MargaretBell64.02%,AnnieTelford/PamWood64.01%,AnnBlackie/ JohnPemberton61.21%;EWH/cap:MalcolmMcKellar/BethBurdett69.75%,Suzan VanWijngaarden/CarmelFurness66.60%,RhodaMcDonald/DebbieJones61.98%.

The Golden Bay Workcentre Trust is cranking up for another busy year. There’s just a couple of things that are useful for you to know when visiting the Workcentre’s house in Commercial Street. • Parking: is at a premium. • Only park where there is permitted parking. • We are refreshing the parking lines to make the spaces available clearer. • The Workcentre is a dog-free zone. • This means all dogs including dogs in cars. Many thanks from The Workcentre Team

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managed accommodation facilities such as huts and shelters in the COMMUNITY Law Service (Simon Jones): Free and confidential of the control area. treatment area will be provided with alternative drinking water Vector Free Marlborough Limited (VFML) is proud to work legal help, information, options available in Golden Bay every supplies in accordance withuntil Public Health Permitclear conditions while alongside the Department of Conservation to deliver the 2019 Game animals should not be sold or taken for eating from within or adjacent to this area it is declared of pesticides. Wednesday. Appointments, phone Heartland Services 525 the application of toxic bait is carried out. Kahurangi operation. To learn more about VFML projects please Warning signs will be erected at all main public entry points and the public are reminded that it is an offence to remove any of these signs. Warning signage will remain in place until 6151. Nelson Office 0800 246 146. visit our website. monitoring indicates that bait and carcasses no longer contain pesticide the following precautions you see toxin warning signs present: Warning residues. signage andObserve access barriers will be in place at allwhenever track entrances whilst the application of toxic bait takes place, and MILLER CHIROPRACTIC DOC and/or VFML representatives will be stationed at a number • DO NOT touch bait Takaka: 22 Meihana 021 106 8461. of key sites to control access and provide information to visitors. • WATCH CHILDREN at St. all Ph times Advisory signage will be installed at key sites prior to non-toxic Dr Rowan G Miller, Chiropractor • DO NOT EAT animals from this area BSc, BSc (Chiro), MNZCA. ACC Registered prefeed application. • DEADLY TO DOGS, do not allow dogs access to animal carcasses

**If you suspect poisoning

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TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga


ACCOUNTANT. Long-standing market leader with unbeatable STORAGE /container hire. Your place (anywhere) or mine professional qualifications and experience. Warn & Associates, (Takaka). Ph Cheryl at Orange Mechanical Ltd 525 9991. ph 525 9919. SEPTIC TANKS EMPTIED. Ph Chris 525 9153. ACCOUNTANT and tax advisor. All Inland Revenue returns filed for big and small businesses and individuals. Self-employed SUMMER pruning. Soil testing. Permaculture design. Organic and rental property reports prepared. Day and evening gardening advice/mentoring. Edible landscaping. Sol Morgan, appointments available. Ph Susan Ayton Shaw 929 7507 or GroWise Consultancy, ph 027 514 9112. email taxayton@gmail.com TAKAKA Self Storage, Commercial Street. Have containers

AFFORDABLE Carpentry Services. Ph Rick 027 919 1326.

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

(new) available. Excellent security, cameras etc. Ph 525 6181.


ANDY CLARK ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN. Available for any TRACKS, quality steel, 10 colours, various length brackets, can building design or consent needs. Ph 525 9228, 027 228 1503. include bends. Ph Tracey at Imagine designs for all your blinds, ARBORIST. Certified. The Tree Doctor, all aspects of tree care. tracks, curtains, sheers and more, 027 440 0071. Showroom next to GB Glass. Free quotes. Ph Chris 021 0264 7942.

ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580.

TREE removal, confined area felling, chipping, chipper hire. Fully insured. Ph 525 7597, 027 212 4020.

CARS, 4WD, caravans removed. Will buy some models. Ph 020 WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726. 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. 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.

REPAIR & CERAMIC REPAINTING of tubs & basins - fast & affordable

COMPUTER services. GBTech, experienced technical support for Golden Bay since 2012. Ph Warwick 027 814 2222. CURTAINS: Blockout, sheer, triple woven, floral, linen, come in and choose a fabric and a liner and we will make up for you in a contemporary floor-to-ceiling design and install on a quality curtain track. Imagine designs, next to GB Glass or ph Tracey for a free measure and quote, 027 440 0071.

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

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

FREE DELIVERY of half-dozen or dozen red rose bouquets on Valentine’s Day if orders received by Wednesday 12 February. Ph Earth Gems now 525 9868.


David Bell Painting 027 900 3683


Ph/txt David 0274 333 459




GIBSTOPPING /coving (NCPB qualified). Local friendly service. Ph Rob McDonald Plastering, 027 712 2552.


GOLDEN BAY DIGGER HIRE 1.7 tonne. Ph 027 713 0684

 ROPE ACCESS - no scaffolding required for roof washing  SOFT WASH building process - no damaging high pressure  GUTTER cleaning, SURFACE cleaning and WATERBLASTING  DECK cleaning and restoration

GOLDEN BAY ROOFING. Re-roof, repairs, maintenance. goldenbayroofing@yahoo.com, ph 027 395 0037. GOLDEN Bay Storage, Takaka. Dry, safe, secure, alarmed, insurance approved. Furniture trailer available. Ph Rob and Marg 525 9698, 027 222 5499, goldenbaystorage@gmail.com

GREEN Grass Accounting. MYOB Partner and Xero Certified. Local accountant providing business and personal accounting services. Ph Robert 029 775 6459 or email robert@ greengrassaccounting.co.nz. GREENREAPER. Property maintenance, landscape and garden designs. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. References available. HEAT PUMP INSTALLATION, sales, servicing. Competitive pricing. Ph Dave McKay 027 404 4740 or 525 8538. HUEBLER Electrical - for a job done well. New phone number: 027 616 6164 (no landline anymore). FB page: Huebler.Electrical

LAWNMOWING. Pakawau, Bainham, Takaka to Wainui. Ph N Shaw 525 7597, 027 212 4020. niallshaw_6@hotmail.com

ANEL BAKER Physiotherapy at 22 Meihana Street, Takaka. Ph/txt for an appointment 021 053 4337. ANNIE Turner, therapeutic massage. Ph 027 454 6706. AROHA Health Spa. Massage, advanced clinical massage, myofascial release, hot stone and relaxation, infrared sauna, spa bath, facials, holistic health and more. Open every day from 9.30am, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. Ph 525 8870. CAROLYN Simon Craniosacral therapist, naturopath, medical herbalist. Personalised flower essences. Ph 525 8544, text 027 483 5865. COMPLETE Healthcare with NIS by Neurolink, using neuroscience principles to achieve optimum health. 2019 Masters series. Practitioner Anne Michell. Ph 525 8733 or 027 751 7970. HAIR REVOLUTION. Excellence in hairdressing, waxing and facials. Feel beautiful. Ph 525 9898.

HEARING therapy clinic Life Unlimited: First clinic of the year 18, 19 February. Time for that WOF hearing check? Hearing/ tinnitus concerns? Ph 0800 008 011 or email hearing@ lifeunlimited.net.nz to request Takaka appointment. Free independent service for NZ citizens over 16 years. IRIDOLOGY readings, herbal medicine, Reflexology, Reiki. Lisa Williams, ph 525 6150, txt 027 451 9797, www. goldenbayiridology.com

KINESIOLOGY: For your appointment please txt/ph Mark Bonar 027 588 2462. LOLLY Dadley-Moore, Craniosacral Therapist. Ph 027 338 9504, lollydadleymoore@gmail.com MASSAGE AND REIKI. Emma Sutherland (Ameliorate). First one-hour treatment - $35 for GB locals. www.ameliorate.nz. Ph 027 487 2639. MASSAGE: Bowen, zero balancing, Kinesiology, $50 treatments! Ph Thomas 022 160 9101. MASSAGE and trigger point therapy for chronic muscular pain, dysfunction, sports performance. Specialising in unresolved muscular pain. 20 years’ experience. Ph Paul 027 772 7334, 54 Commercial Street. ORTHOBIONOMY®. Positional release technique will help body balance and self-correct. Ph Susan 525 9795.

FREEVIEW satellite TV. Ph 027 246 2432. GARDENING services. Ph Carlos 027 751 9730.

ACUPUNCTURE: Lynne Cooper providing private and ACC injury treatments. 54 Commercial Street. Ph/txt 027 221 0045.

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

SOME JOBS RECENTLY COMPLETED: Hammer Hardware, Wholemeal Cafe, Penguin Cafe, HealthPost and lots of locals’ homes.

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Anxiety  Depression  Allergies  Menopausal symptoms  Digestive complaints  Autoimmune conditions  Infections


Experience is a wonderful teacher. Expertise is having the right answers.


ACC Registered

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027 732 4476 Tuesdays & Fridays

NGANGA PICTURE FRAMING, Collingwood, enquiries ph 021 107 6312, 524 8660. Expert framing by a professional artist. ORANGE Rentals have rental cars, trailers and a furniture trailer available for hire. Ph 027 337 7147. PAINTING. Quality, efficient service, available now. Ph Luca Borrelli 022 086 1842.

PENINSULA Plasterers for all your interior plastering needs. No job too small. Quality assured. 20+ years’ experience. For a free quote ph Craig 027 472 4376. PORTABLE BANDSAW MILLING. Ph Tim 524 8997, 027 714 4232. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2020

With 140 years of helping New Zealanders with their legal and financial matters, there’s almost no situation we haven’t studied or solved. From wills to family trusts, we can offer expert advice and tailor made solutions to any family situation. The team at Public Trust Nelson can visit your home in Takaka, or meet you at Morrison Square, Level 1, Suite 3/244 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010. Give us a call on 0800 371 471 to book an appointment or for more information.


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HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora Grace Shields 021346642 ♥ 5258106 BTSM, RMT MNZ

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko

Gift Vouchers Available

Readings with Master Reader Nate

021 158 2357

Reiki Master: healer & teacher

We’re your local

Healing with Grace

We are growing our gardening range and now stocking some products from Garden Highlights & Wetta Professional


021 346642 ♥ 525 8106

SUMMER OPENING HOURS: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm, Sat & Sun 9am-1pm Providing Golden Bay with: Professional, Diagnostic, Clinical Physio & Massage Therapy services ACC registered Provider

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

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

03 525 8327

or book online: www.earhealth.co.nz

of wax by micro-suction

Chiropractor Inga Schmidt

MSc (Chiro), DC, MNZCA

021 180 7789

Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St

www.healthfocus.co.nz ACC registered

Grant Watson

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko

BIG GARAGE SALE. This Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10am4pm, 20 Onekaka Ironworks Road, and next Saturday, Sunday too. Lots of items! Furniture, shelving, clothes, sports gear including climbing, ski gear and more; garden tools, outdoor furniture, pots, building equipment, paint, firewood and long branches, folding bike, plus many more household items. ROMANCE, intrigue and appreciation. Ph Earth Gems now 525 9868. CAT and dog doors. Installed for you by Golden Bay Glass. 96 Commercial St. Ph 525 7274.

SHEERS, curtains, blinds, cushions, fabrics, liners, curtain tapes, hooks. Imagine designs next to GB Glass.

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

FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, pine, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348. SLASH your electricity bill. Install a grid-connect PV system. Professional design and install. Ph Paul Stocker, Azimuth Renewables, 525 6019.

FIREWOOD SECONDS. Load your own, $20 per car trailer. Saturdays 8 and 15 February, 8am-12pm, Bay Firewood, 315 Takaka-Collingwood Highway. Ph 027 769 6348. BUILDING or renovating? AES Wastewater Treatment system: No power, 20-year warranty, supplying NZ from Golden Bay. www.et.nz, ph 525 9020.

BLINDS, blinds, blinds: UV and heat protection, roller, duette, venetian and more, ph Imagine designs for a free quote, 027 440 0071, or view our showroom 96b Commercial St, Takaka. BEDFORD housebus, $17,000, view at Sandcastle, Pohara. Txt 022 631 2451. FRYAN 12-foot aluminium dinghy on trailer. Offers, ph 027 332 8963. GOLDEN Bay Motorcycles. Suzuki GL500 twin, 2007, excellent order, 14,173 miles, 22,809 km, pack, frame, security cable, tool kit. Bike has not been ridden in rain. Owned by two elderly bikers. Always garaged. Great commuter bike. $3,400. Ph 027 525 9398, 21 Commercial Street, Takaka. MINI Countryman, 2016, NZ new, two NZ owners. 25,000km, very good condition. Owner lives overseas, must sell. $25,000 ono. Ph 027 608 9341. 14




GARAGE sale. Saturday 8 February, 9am-12pm, 400 Glenview Road. Funds for Zander’s first year at uni. Clothes, knick-knacks, jars, yarn, material, stationery etc.

Manipulative Physiotherapist

Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

Weekly Friday & Saturday market, or order online

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Permanent Part Time Up to 35 Hours a Fortnight Do You Enjoy Cooking?

Abbeyfield Takaka provides supported, shared housing for older people still wishing to live independently. We have a permanent part-time position available within our Housekeeping Team. The primary responsibility for the successful candidate will be the provision of nutritious and well-balanced meals twice daily for 11 residents. Ideally we are looking for someone to work up to 35 hours a fortnight, with the requirement of at least one weekend. There may be an opportunity for additional hours as required. Abbeyfield Takaka offers an inclusive, friendly and supportive work environment where your flexibility and good work ethic will be highly valued. If you are considering a new challenge for 2020 and are interested in learning more, please don’t hold back! Further information and a position description is available by contacting Beverley Jensen @ bjen@xtra.co.nz Applications close on Friday 14 February 2020

Super Liquor Golden Bay are looking for an awesome person to join our team. • Part time, 20 - 30 hours per week • Will need to have or obtain a Duty Manager’s Licence & LCQ • Available days, evenings & weekends • Confident to work solo shifts • Be physically fit and healthy • Have excellent communication and organisational skills • Have an outgoing and pleasant personality • Have a strong work ethic and be able to work well under pressure. If this is you please email your CV to sl.goldenbay@gmail.com




WE are on the look out for an experienced plumber, drainlayer, labourer to fill a full-time role. If you know somebody that is a self-driven labourer/plumber, preferably with drainlaying experience that is ready for a change, we would love to hear from them. If you are keen to hear further information and experience what we have to offer, then please contact Shane today. Ph 027 445 1417 or email allianceplumbing@xtra.co.nz ARE you an early bird? We are looking for a confident and reliable person to join our team for early morning starts. 10-15 hours a week. Food preparation and coffee skills advantageous. Call in to Goodness 2 Go and have a chat with Cheryl, or ph 027 233 0539 for details.


LARGE secure shed in Clifton available for storage. Ph 027 385 5450.

living, gardening. Couple with four- year- old. Ph 022 464 7212. COTTAGE or two-bedroom house between Takaka and Rockville, by full-time working couple in mid-30’s. Good references available. Ph/txt 020 4112 7051.

For All Your Property Management & Rental Requirements

LOST AND FOUND / Ngaronga/Kitenga LOST. All your Brownie points if you forget Valentine’s Day! Ph Earth Gems now 525 9868.

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

For All Your Property LOST. leather lounge cushion between ManageOne ment cream-coloured and and Three RClifton ental Req uirem ents Oaks last Monday. Ph/txt 021 132 3237.


BlueHomes denim Chicago cap, ladies small straw hat, child’s Short, Long Term & Holiday / Rawa hiahia We offer a full range of services from rental appraisals, black/white socks, polarised sunglasses North Beach. assessing Ph Jean 525 9142, 027 344 3316. tenants to full management of all types of properties SINGLE, mature male looking for permanent accommodation.

WANTED / Hiahia


LAND to lease, 4-50ha, anything considered. For low intensity grazing by father/son duo. Ph Gordie or Wayne 027 525 7377.” Have references. Ph 020 4120 0710. FOOD dehydrator. Please txt or ph Morag 027 675 7267.

Property Maintenance & Assistance FOUND. Warm fuzzies We offer total house cleaning, water blasting, lawn mowing SEEKING long-term space to park tiny house trailer for simple now 525 9868. and more

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10 Parapara Esplanade, Parapara

5 Ruataniwha Drive, Collingwood

Take a look at what’s beyond the gate! You really can’t get any more beachfront than this. Come and view this spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home this Saturday. So much room inside and out!! Open Home - Saturday at 1pm

TENDER - Closes 4pm, Feb 20, 2020


This fabulous low maintenance 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home is just waiting for someone to make it their own. Look at the space at the back of the elevated, flat, easycare section! There’s plenty of room for kids, dogs or magnificent garden. $585,000 MPU3863

35 Hambrook Road, Takaka This beautiful, renovated 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is private and peaceful with double living and stunning mature gardens. There’s plenty of space for the trampoline, jungle gym, pool and even room for the pony! MPU3847 $895,000 (+GST if any).

• Sian Potts • Phone 027 296 8345 • sian@harcourtstasman.co.nz • Property Sales (Nelson) & Real Estate Ltd • Licensed Agent REAA 2008

New Listing/Open Home

60 Tangmere Road, Takaka

Final Viewing

7 Bay View Terrace, Patons Rock

Final Week

76 Cook Road, Bainham

AS NEW HOME ON TIDY 9 HA PROPERTY Situated close to Takaka and the lovely beaches the bay is renowned for, this fertile acreage is your chance for peace and privacy in beautiful Golden Bay. Lockwood are renowned for their durable high performance homes that will stand the test of time. Note: moving to a modern home with this much land is rarely possible here - this 5 year old home presents as new, so don't let this chance slip by! View our Virtual Tour online! T E N D E R : Closes 1:00 pm 27th Feb Will not be sold prior V i e w i n g : Saturday 8th Feb 1:00 - 1:30 pm www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20874

ELEVATED HOME AWAY FROM HOME This has been a family home for over 50 years, and now, for the first time, we are offering the property for sale. This three bedroom home sits on a good sized 822m2 section, and is only approx 120m from Patons Rock Beach. You might keep this as your classic Kiwi Bach or renovate to suit your family's needs, either way it will be your home away from home at Patons Rock beach. TENDER:Closes 1:00 pm 18th Feb Will not be sold prior Viewing: Sunday 9th Feb 11:00 - 11:30 am www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20882 THIS WILL BE A STEAL Small lots like this hardly ever come up in this predominately farming area. This 835m2 north facing freehold section is zoned Rural 2. It is approx 20 kms from Collingwood, enjoying lovely views of the bush clad Wakamarama Ranges with the Lead Hills of Kahurangi National Park as a backdrop. It's a spectacular location! The house onsite is derelict, so please do not enter. TENDER: Closes 1:00 pm 20th Feb Will not be sold prior Viewing: by appointment www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20951

Final Viewing

5 Bay View Terrace, Patons Rock

Final Viewing

11 Leisure Lane, Takaka

THE "FAMILY CAMP" AT PATONS ROCK Think you can't afford to buy at Patons Rock - think again! Here is a fantastic opportunity to secure your summer Camp - with amenities! This garage conversion offers a bedroom, living and ablutions and it's only a short stroll down the hill to the beach! Chances like this do not come up often. The property will be sold by Tender. View this property and the house next door on Sunday. TENDER:Closes 1:00 pm 18th Feb Will not be sold prior Viewing: Sunday 9th Feb 11:00 - 11:30 am www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20954

LOVE THE BEACH AT LIGAR BAY Located just 100m from the golden sands at Ligar Bay this three year old beach house is going to set your heart racing! I mean, who wouldn't want a location like this? With the cost of building on the up, this is the perfect solution. I love the high ceilings and lime-washed walls, you'll love that there is nothing to do but enjoy! View video online. Set Date of Sale: Closes 1:00 pm 13th Feb Viewing: Sunday 9th Feb 1:00 - 1:30 pm www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20939

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

Level 1, 11 Buxton Lane, Takaka | Office 03 525 7219 | 027 608 5606 | www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz | Billy Kerrisk THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2020

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

Power of Self-Esteem Course Learn to deal with self-critical patterns of thinking Make positive and lasting change 29th Feb – 1 March in Golden Bay with Clare Vivian-Neal

Contact: Clare clare193a@gmail.com

Join us for tea, cake and stimulating conversation that may just bring more


into living. Ready to give it a go?

Death Cafe Golden Bay this Sunday 9th February 1-3 the Cafe--Aroha Spa--Pohara

(across from the campground) All Welcome. Free

T E E N KIDZTHEATRE H Drama classes E begin 12 February Phone Ronnie to book A Ronnie Short T Speech & Drama R ATCL, LTCL E P: 027 5555 937

Pakawau Hall, Takaka Wednesday February the 19th Standard course: Start time: 8.30-4.30pm approx. Standard Renewal: Start time 8.30 -11.30am approx. Basic course: Start time 8.30 -2pm approx.

For more details CONTACT SHANE HARRIS Registered Connexis, Competenz and Growsafe Trainer & Assessor Registered Worksafe Compliance Certifier Ph. 03 544 4062 or 027 457 4775 info@harristraining.co.nz www.harristraining.co.nz 16


EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē ANATOKI SALMON. Land your own lunch or order from the menu. Open 7 days, 9am-4.30pm. Ph 525 7251. ARCHWAY CAFÉ, open for the season. Closed Tuesdays. Located beside the car park at Wharariki Beach. BRIGAND CAFÉ. Open 7 days from 11am. Providers of great food and live entertainment. 90 Commercial Street, Takaka. Ph 525 9636. COLLINGWOOD TAVERN. Open 7 days, 9.30am till late. Takeaways, bottle store, bar and bistro. Ph 524 8160. COURTHOUSE CAFÉ, Collingwood. Open 8am-4pm. Pizzas Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights, 5-8pm. Ph 524 8194. CURRY LEAF. Open 7 days, 11.30am til late. Chef-made food, takeaway prices. Ph 525 8481. Phone orders welcome. DANGEROUS KITCHEN. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days from 9am till 8.30pm. For bookings and takeaways ph 525 8686. DE-LISH DELICATESSEN. Sumptuous, delicious food. Lunches, catering, coffee, chocolate, cheeses and epicure items. Eat-in or take out. Downtown Takaka. Ph 525 7111. GARDEN SANCTUARY CAFÉ at Aroha Health Spa. Organic coffee, herbal teas, fresh juices, light meals and treats. Open every day from 9.30am, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. MAD CAFÉ & RESTAURANT, Collingwood, where only the best will do, will be closed from Thursday 6, reopening Tuesday 11 February. Public holiday break too! Usual hours: TuesdaySunday, 8am-3pm, then 5-8pm for dinner. Closed Monday. Ph NgAngA 021 107 6312. NUGGET CAFÉ, Mangarakau, Westhaven. Open TuesdaySunday, 11am to 4.30pm. Closed Mondays. Ph 524 8051. OLD SCHOOL CAFÉ, Pakawau. Open 4pm-late, Thursday, Friday. 11am-late, Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Ph 524 8457. PALMVILLE CAFÉ, Wainui Bay. “The hidden gem.” Entry off Wainui Falls car park. Visit Facebook and Instagram. Open 7 days, 10am-5pm. Ph 525 8311. RATANUI LODGE. Elegant dining and premium NZ gin and tapas bar in Pohara. Open daily, 5pm-8pm. Set three-course menu changes daily - reservations essential by 12pm. www. ratanuilodge.com/menu. New tapas and gin menu in lounge or outside patio. Ph 525 7998. ROOTS BAR. Open 7 days, 11am-late. Gourmet wild burgers, open fire, good beer, good people. Ph 525 9592. STRAYBURGER: Burgers, salads, meals, shakes and more. Open 11am till late, Wednesday to Sunday, at The Telegraph Hotel. TAKAKA INFUSION, teahouse and bakery. Quality breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, European-style breads, espresso coffees, pastries and cakes. 30 Commercial St. Ph 525 7294. THE MUSSEL INN. Open 7 days, 11am til late. TOTALLY ROASTED, wood-fired pizzas are back. Dine in or takeaway, Thursdays and Fridays from 4 till 8pm. Takeaway coffee container open for coffees and muffins from 7am. Ph 525 9396. TOTOS CAFÉ PIZZERIA: Open 6 days from 10.30am to 6pm, closed Fridays. Google or Facebook for updates, Totaranui hill, ph 039 707 934.

Sans Souci Inn

Open for evening meals (2019/20 season) Menu 2019/20 (bookings essential) Mon Anatoki Salmon with a ginger miso dressing and a basmati and quinoa mix. Beetroot kimchi and a crunchy salad with orange and mint $37.00 Tue Lamb fillets with chargrilled Mediterranean vegetables and a salsa verde. Nutty quinoa and mesclun salad $37.00 Wed Roasted Beef Rump with chimmichurri drizzle (Mexican herb dressing). Spicy potato and kumara crush. Avocado cream and a mixed salad with a sun-dried tomato dressing $37.00 Thu Malaysian fish baked in a rendang marinade with cashew coconut sauce. Cardamom jasmine rice, fruity salsa and a summer salad $35.00 Fri Venison Fillet with boysenberries and a parsnip and potato gratin. Salad of mesclun, apples, fennel and orange pickle with hazelnut dressing $38.00 Sat Lamb Fillets with Chraimeh (an Eastern spiced tomato sauce). Creamy pumpkin/kumara with dukkha sprinkle and a nutty couscous salad with whipped feta $38.00 Sun Slow-cooked Beef Fillet topped with mixed mushrooms and parmesan crisp. Roasted root vegetables. Mesclun salad with beetroot, blue cheese and walnut dressing $38.00 All meals include a bread and olive oil starter. Vegetarian and gluten-free options on request. Half portions for children available. A choice of freshly-made desserts is available every night. Dinner is served at 7pm. Bookings essential until 4pm. We are fully licensed.

GALLERIES / Whakakitenga

"Looking Through Glass" An exhibition of mixed media works by

BEATRICE BOURHIS at Wairua Rata Gallery 14 Haile Lane Pohara On till the 17th Feb


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

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

11 Richmond Road, Pohara, ph 525 8663 www.sanssouciinn.co.nz


NOW OPEN FROM 5pm Amazing food, wines, beers, and service

Collingwood Hills. Ph 524 8692

Wholemeal Café Open Sat-Thurs 7.30-3.30 Fridays 7.30-8.30 Friday nights: Eat-in or take away. Ph 525 9426 CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAYS SACRED Heart Catholic faith community Takaka celebrate Mass on Sundays at 5pm, behind the historic church building in the former Catholic Hall. A warm welcome to all. CHRISTIAN Church of Golden Bay. Wednesday night service, 7pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall. Senior Pastor Phil Baker ph 525 8396. GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them each Sunday, 10am at Takaka and 4.45pm at Collingwood.




ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for morning worship at 10am. Rev Dr Don Fergus. Sermon: “Blessed to be alive.”

PHONE 7183 @ 5259396 PHONE @ 5259396



Takeaways available too. Ph 525 9396.

‘the good people place’

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

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

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

Ph: 525 9592



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.   

“I am the way the truth And the life” Jesus John 14:16

All Welcome ☺

Sunday Service 10 am Includes Kids Program

Pastor: Rodney Watson 027 511 4266

93 Commercial St, Takaka. www.godunlimited.org Ph: 525 9265 Includes Kids program

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere SUNDAY 9 FEBRUARY QIGONG (chi-kung), 3pm, Puramahoi Hall. Ph 027 525 7426.

TUESDAY 11 FEBRUARY GOLDEN BAY COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING at Golden Bay Service Centre, 9.30am start with Public Forum. GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays. Late fees apply until 4pm Tuesdays. Paradise Entertainment and Collingwood On the Spot store are our agents.

WEDNESDAY 12 FEBRUARY COSTUME HIRE opens 12 February, 7-9pm. ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10am12.30pm, Onekaka Hall.

THURSDAY 13 FEBRUARY MEN’S SUPPORT GROUP. Meets every Thursday, 6pm, Workcentre, 84 Commercial Street. 17

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

Empowerment for a better

Sustainable Golden Bay Hui

THURSDAY 13 FEBRUARY SENIOR CITIZENS MEETING, 2pm. Speaker: Sukhita Langford - Bainham Store. All welcome.


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VALENTINE’S DAY. Why not send your beloved a message from the heart? Place a personal message in our special Valentine’s classified section in next week’s paper - 20 words for $10. Email your ad to admin@gbweekly.co.nz by Tuesday 11 February at 12 noon.a

Garden Tour & Weed Walk Healthy Local Lunch and drinks Children Activities

SELF-ESTEEM COURSE, 29 February-1 March. Contact Clare Vivian-Neal clare193a@gmail.com FREE DIGITAL BANKING CLASSES ON DORA the mobile digital learning bus. Takaka Library, 10-13 February, 10am-1pm and Collingwood Library, 14-15 February. Ph Helen, Tasman District Libraries, 03 543 8500 to reserve your place. SUSTAINABLE GB HUI, 15-16 February at Sustainable Living Centre (Community Gardens), 10am till 5pm each day.


Interactive Presentations Including: Vision Golden Bay, Honey Pot small business sharing, Biodynamics and preserving and more....

@ Golden Bay Sustainable Living Centre



24 Waitapu Gardens, Takaka


one day admission $10, both day Admission $15





Weekly Friday & Saturday market, or order online

Programmes to listen out for Saturday in The Country – Brother and sister Terry and Diane Langford have hosted ‘Saturday in the Country’ since 2000. Saturday in the Country airs every Saturday from 12 noon - 2.00 with a replay Thursday morning at 4:00. Saturday in the Country is kindly supported by Kotare Sands Motels. The Jam - Join Hazel Molloy and friends on The Jam, with interesting topics of conversation, really good music, and information about youth-oriented events and opportunities in the Tasman District. Kindly supported by the Tasman Youth Council. The Jam airs every second Wednesday at 5pm and replays the following Sunday morning at 1.00. Your Best Life - This takes the place of Leather & Lace for a period of time. Your Best Life looks at everday life stuff ranging from sadness, abuse, youth issues, spirituality today and much more. Mouxsie interviews guests who are working in the community in support roles. Fortnightly on Thursday 8-9pm, replaying Tuesday midday to 1pm. Kindly supported by Unlimited Copies in Takaka.

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LIVE BLUES FOR DINNER Freshly-cut food for the soul with Dunedin band

“The Hoot”

Saturday 8 Feb 7-9pm 7 days, 9am-8.30pm Bookings and takeaways ph 525 8686

The Absolute Book’s power is in the skill and pace of Knox’s storytelling, the perfect spinning of the intricate plot, the sharp dialogue and luminous evocation of place. Knox’s landscapes are vivid and beautiful, both the earthly and the otherworldly. - Charlotte Grimshaw

SCREENING FRIDAY 6 MARCH 7pm at Playhouse Theatre, Park Ave, Takaka

Tickets available online only at: www.fan-force.com/ screenings/unplanned-playhouse-theatre-takaka/

Elizabeth Knox

View the movie trailer here also.

Takaka Library: 5.30pm, Tuesday 18 February Motueka Library: 5.30pm, Wednesday 19 February Richmond Library: 5.30pm, Thursday 20 February

Unplanned is the dramatic true story of one woman’s journey of transformation. All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in America, she believed in a woman's right to choose. Until the day she saw something that changed everything...


NOTE: RATED M - RECOMMENDED FOR A MATURE AUDIENCE. For this movie to screen a minimum of 50 tickets must be sold by 25 February. In the case of a non-showing due to insufficient sales ticket holders will be reimbursed.

Theatre classes for kids, youth and adults with Martine Baanvinger

Coming events at

The Mussel Inn Sat 8th MAN FROM ATLANTA (ex The Immigrants) + PACHINKO – Two for the price of one! $10 Wed 12th PROSAD (ragas to reggae) + GLASS HEART STRING CHOIR (emotionally-charged, cinematic songs), $10 Sat 15th SEAMOUSE, $10 Sat 15th – Sun 16th ROBYN REYNOLDS pop-up clothing stall Wed 19th JACQUIE BRISTOW, $20 from eventfinda Thur 20th LIVE POETS, 7.30pm, all welcome Sat 22nd SIKA, $10 Tue 25th THE SCHIZOPHONICS (USA), tickets $22 from undertheradar Sat 29th MUNDI, $10 A heads-up for two more shows that you’d be wise to buy your tickets early for to avoid disappointment. Mon 9th March FIONA PEARS and CONNOR HARTLEYHALL, tickets $25 from eventfinda Sun 15th March NATHAN HAINES, JONATHAN CRAYFORD and MANJIT SINGH, tickets $50 from eventfinda; $60 on the door

Acting, group games, confidence building, physical theatre training and creation of original performance For more information: dramalab.co.nz / 022 6523078

UPCOMING GIGS & EVENTS... Friday 7th February



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Monday: Light winds with seabreezes developing. Fine and warm for a time. Tuesday: Light winds apart from daytime seabreezes. Continuing mainly fine and warm. The settled weather seems likely to last until Friday. Sollys Contractors are proud sponsors of this weather forecast. Enquiries phone: 03 525 9843 Disclaimer: This forecast is a personal interpretation complied from public information provided by NZ Metservice and other public sources. It is a local forecast and no liability is implied or accepted.



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Sun 16

Little Women (G) Drama, Romance The Gentlemen (R16) (Final) Director; Guy Richie A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (G) Jumanji: The Next Level (PG) (Final) Cats (G) Fundraiser for Dance Collective Mohua The Peanut Butter Falcon (M) Comedy, Drama Little Women (G) The Peanut Butter Falcon (M) Sorry We Missed You (M) (NZIFF) Jojo Rabbit (M) (Final) Matinee: Cats (G) Musical 1917 (R13) Action, Drama, War A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (G) Cats (G) Musical Dolittle (PG) Comedy, Family, Fantasy The Peanut Butter Falcon (M) Little Women (G) Sorry We Missed You (M) (NZIFF) (Final)

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

Saturday 8th February

sun & bass tour

galanjah bob marley tribute

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Lambi Kitty // DJ Max // Bestrong

Golden Bay weather forecast

Saturday: Westerlies, although local seabreezes by afternoon. Mainly fine and mild.


(NZIFF- New Zealand International Film Festival)

LILY WYLDFLOWER TICKETS - $30 undertheradar.co.nz DOOR SALES - $40

Friday: Southeasterlies. Cloudy areas developing with isolated showers about the ranges.


75th Anniversary Gathering 2pm - late

kallidad $10

Friday 14th February


The Golden Wonder // Phunk Knuckle Gourmet food & burgers, Open fire, Good beer, Good people


Pakawau Beach Park Cabins + powered and non-powered camping - ph 524 8308

ITM COLOUR RUN Saturday 22nd February 10am Rec Park Centre Register online www.recparkcentre.co.nz $5, under 5's free Registration on the Day $7 Registration from 9 on the Day A big thanks to:

Camp Shop 8am to 8pm

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



Ph: (03) 525 8800


This much loved 3 bdrm family home has been lovingly cared for in its lifetime and has served its family well. Close to town and schools, making it an attractive family purchase. A must view - don’t delay!! Ref: GB3766


Offers over $385,000

James Mackay 027 359 0892


This Upper Takaka 2+ bdrm family home open plan kitchen/dining, free standing log burner with wet back & a large lounge/family room with its own fire place. Relax on the large timber deck & enjoy the 1145 m2 section. Ref: GB3763

Price By Negotiation

This exquisite 4 hectare beach front property at Tukurua has beautiful park-like grounds with an expansive home of 4+ bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, + many relaxing & open-plan areas & fabulous outdoor living spaces including a swimming pool, arboretum, teahouse, lush gardens & more….even a dolls house for the children! Elevated from the beach, perfect for privacy & the stunning Bay vistas. Viewing strictly by appointment. Ref: GB3757

Annie Telford 027 249 1408 or annie@goldenbayproperty.com

Price: OPEN HOME Sunday 2.00 - 2.30pm




Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 CHARACTER VILLA


3/10 FEARY CRES, TAKAKA $319,000 Honestly! This lovely little unit could not be more private or more cosy!! Tidy, 2 bdrm, cross-lease unit with own garage, north facing, private yard - downsize or first home? Annie Telford 027 249 1408 Ref: GB3700

This very tidy 3 bdrm home built in 2010 on an easycare 737m2. Est. tidy gardens. Plenty of storage, dble gge & sep. workshop. Logfire & dble glazing for winter warmth. Gas for water heating & cooking. 5mins to Póhara Beach. Ref: GB3761

Price: Offers Over $585,000

OPEN HOME Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm

James Mackay 027 359 0892

OPEN HOME Sunday 1.00 - 1.30pm 188 HAMAMA ROAD, HAMAMA $565,000 A large 4 bdrm 1920’s family villa set in beautiful grounds, est. trees, & gardens on 2529m2 - plenty of space for the family!! 2 car garage/workshop, great rural outlook. Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 Ref: GB3764



Elevation, privacy, views, energy self sufficiency, 3 bdrms, spacious, vaulted ceilings, macrocarpa timber features, plentiful water supply, orchard, berry & veggie gardens are just some of the winning features of this 13ha property…… Ref: GB3740

Price: $1.325m


Located in Rockville, just a few minutes drive from Collingwood & you will find great value for money! 3 bd/2 bth, (1 ensuite) modern home + 60m2 sleepout, dble glazed, logfire, heat pump so much on 1619m2. Call me to check it out! Ref: GB3749

Price: $499,000

OPEN HOME Saturday 1.30pm - 2.00pm

James Mackay 027 359 0892







In the main street of Takaka, this popular backpackers can accommodate 18 guests. Large rear area, TV/ pool room for guests to relax. Recent dble glazing throughout & repainting to kitchen area. Call me for further information. Ref: GBC3739

Situated in the picturesque Aorere Valley, approx. 20mins drive from C’wood is this lifestyle block with a modern 5 bdrm farm house (incl. master ensuite) & 41ha of grazing for beef & dairy + maize crops. Call me for further details. Ref: GBR3729 Price: $839,000+GST (if any) Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577

Price: $640,000+GST (if any) Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 Sharon McConnon Sales Manager 0275 258 255

Paul McConnon Salesperson 0275 042 872


Under the gaze of ‘Old Man Rock’ this 4 bedroom/2 bathroom home built in 2018, is a pleasure to show with all the features you would expect of a modern family home - seeing is believing!. A 3-bay implement shed, wood shed & 4.75ha of land which is fenced into 3 paddocks, allowing room for some stock, complement the rural aspect of this property. My vendors are very keen to move on to their next project, so call me to discuss/view. Ref: GB3731 Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or belinda@goldenbayproperty.com

Annie Telford Salesperson 0272 491 408

Sarah-Jane Brown Salesperson 0274 222 577

James Mackay Principal / AREINZ / B.Com

027 359 0892

Belinda J Barnes Agent / AREINZ 021 236 2840

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