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Battle axes: John Waters and Ray Biggs compete in the spectacular jiggerboard contest at Saturday’s A&P Show. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

For many attending Saturday’s A&P Show, the Golden Bay event is “one of the best” and “a true country show”. Takaka’s annual celebration of rural life continues to draw visitors, exhibitors and competitors from over the Hill and far away. The traditional townmeets-country festival provides a welcome opportunity to catch up with old friends, chat to suppliers, watch top-quality competitions and generally enjoy a good day out – just like locals have done for over 120 years. Although attendance fluctuates from yearto-year, the show remains the Bay’s largest annual single-day event. A&P Committee vicepresident Noel Baigent is delighted with this year’s figure. “There’s a lot of guess work with kids under 15 admitted free, but we estimate somewhere around 4,500. People came earlier this year and stayed longer.” Noel says the show committee were very satisfied with the day - and so were the trade stall holders. “I spoke to most of them at some stage during the day and all were very happy with the layout, the crowd, the sales, and we’ll be back was the most common response. We even had a stall from Oamaru - Whitestone

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Cheese - who had good sales.” On Saturday, before the hordes descended, a cool start allowed traders to set out their stalls at the Rec Park without breaking into a sweat, but by mid-morning, the temperature had reached a seasonal norm. A gentle breeze, which fanned the showgrounds for most of the day, created the perfect climate for a relaxed summer show. Starting early, horses and riders competed in several classes over a well-set up jump course on the rugby paddock. The going, naturally, was firm, but appeared to cause few problems for the contestants, including Motueka’s Bridget Peter, riding “Windrush Digby”, who collected several ribbons during the day. A shor t distance away from the showjumping arena, the sound of clucking, quacking and crowing guided visitors to the poultry shed where an impressive display of prize-winning ducks, drakes, bantams and heavy breeds were showing off their fine feathers. Keeping cool in the shade under the trees on the far side of the park, sheep and goats corralled in pens watched others parade

around the show ring. Having entered a twoyear-old Toggenburg in the dairy goat class, young Brianna Heine from Upper Moutere was lavishing praise on her “Thistle”, who had been awarded top spot by judge Clive Bird. Head steward for the goat entries Vicki Spiers had travelled from Richmond and was full of admiration for the handlers. “It takes a big effort to turn up on show day; all the preparation and unloading.” She summarised the attraction of Golden Bay’s event. “I enjoy coming back to the show and catching up with people. I used to live in the Bay. It’s a lovely show – a true country show.” Next door to the goat pens, wannabe digger drivers were signing up to test their skills in a series of tricky challenges set by Tristan Graham of TG Contracting. Wielding a heavy hydraulic arm with a delicate touch, operators attempted to drop a small ball into a narrow pipe, hang a pair of boots on a waratah and take the cap off a bottle of cold beer. Age was no barrier to success; 12-year-old Hayden Bruning got most things right, but then he has already accumulated more experience than most. “I started when I was four years old,” ... Continued on page 2

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In September 2018 a TDC survey was undertaken and 46 suggestions were received for local roads where community members thought there would be benefit from a speed limit change. The proposed roads were selected following a review that considered community suggestions and risk assessment. Proposed speed reductions for 67 roads, including some in Golden Bay, were put out for community consultation, which saw 205 submitters provide 485 submissions. Most were generally in favour of the proposed changes. The roads put forward for the Bay were Seddon Street and Freeman Access, Puponga, Wharariki, Burnside, Battery, East Takaka and Glenview. Community feedback indicated that lower speed limits than had been proposed were preferred for some roads. However, a speed limit that is significantly different to the one proposed and consulted on cannot be legally set. It is intended to consult locally on lower speed limits for these roads, including the unsealed section of Wharariki Road, in the near future. Where changes have been adopted, the new speed limits will come into effect from 17 February 2020. It was clear to panel members that there was significant concern over a number of other roads that were not included in the review so a further review is necessary. A speed limit working group has been formed and approved at the last Council meeting. Next steps include reviewing the Speed Management Plan in conjunction with a further speed limit bylaw review. This will be an opportunity for Bay residents to have further input into speeds on roads they are concerned about. The community will be kept informed of this process and given the opportunity to contribute. The NZTA review of SH60 from Upper Takaka to Takaka is a separate process. NZTA detail the proposed changes on their website, along with comments from the Bay community. Most people indicated a wish to maintain the current speed limit from Upper Takaka to Paines Ford but see a reduction from Paines to Takaka. NZTA intend to carry out formal consultation on a detailed proposal. Link to NZTA comments: https://nzta. mysocialpinpoint.com/sh60-speedreview#/sidebar/tab/feedback

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Continued from page 1 ...said the Golden Bay High School student. An extended hi-ab reach away, two axemen were using muscles rather than hydraulics to work their way up a tree trunk in the jiggerboard competition. Watched by a large crowd, Ray Biggs from Richmond and John Waters from Murchison swung their heavy blades while balancing on short narrow planks jammed into pockets they had chopped into the trunk as they climbed. Shortly after the final cut was made, the sound of screaming chainsaws filled the woodchop arena as the Stihl versus Husqvarna competition got underway. In the battle of rival manufacturers, a Stihl machine operated by Neil Hateley from Westport, came out on top. The sound of the saws did not appear to affect the concentration of contestants competing in the sheepshearing who matched speed with precision and strength with skill. Shearing judge Len Win says, although there were fewer shearers this year, the entertainment was top-notch with locals performing well. “Nick Nalder came second in the senior open up against Paul Hodges from Reefton.” Meanwhile, in the quiet of the produce booth, an Government minister Damien O’Connor receives a re-usable bag abundance of flowers, fruits and vegetables were laid out from The GB Weekly’s Charlotte Richards. Photo: Anita Peters. on tables around the hall. Visitors were also able to admire the spectators. home-made wines, jams, pickles and cakes plus complete and With the parade over, the Hack Vaulties took to the grassy exquisite afternoon teas. Artistry of a different kind was on stage to give the large crowd a demonstration of horseback show in the photography exhibition as well as knitting, hand- acrobatics under the guidance of Baerbel Hack. spun fibres and other crafts. New booth manager Nicola Wells At the end of the display, the crowds began to thin out, was impressed by the entries. “In spite of a tricky season there but those who remained continued to visit the 80 or so trade were lots of high-quality veges and everything looked great.” stalls set up to promote everything from cars, tractors and Sturgeon’s fairground attractions proved as popular as farm machinery to garden ornaments, fertiliser and food. At ever; swings and roundabouts remained well-populated around 4.30pm the background buzz of activity was drowned throughout the day and there was a constant queue for the out by the sound of Aerial Land Management’s helicopter Ferris wheel. For active youngsters, a free play area offered taking off with prize draw winners Tui Boyes, Fiona Young bouncy castles and slides plus a large inflatable climbing wall. and Kodie Dodson-Herron. The company’s raffle collected Back in the main arena, the Grand Parade once again $2071 for the Bay’s Riding for Disabled. proved to be an impressive sight. Emerging from the heat When the helicopter disappeared, traders began to pack haze shimmering over the showgrounds at just after 1pm, up their stands and head for home, marking the end of the Takaka Citizens Band led a convoy of classic cars, followed another successful show. Noel is confident that most, if not all, by a procession of miniature ponies, champion goats plus will return next year. “We’ve had many comments in person winning horses and their riders. Bringing up the rear was a and in emails from people out of the district who loved it colourful collection of vintage tractors that chugged past and will be back.”


Join in the fun at one of the many events taking place over the next few weeks! Tata Titanic Cardboard Boat Race Sat 25 Jan, 9am, Tata Beach, Golden Bay. $10 per boat, spectators FREE Go By Bike Day Wed 12 Feb, 7.30 am – 9.00 am, The Junction Green. FREE. Family Bike Fun Sat 15 Feb, 10.00 am, Golden Bay Recreation Park, Takaka.

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


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Celebrate Pōhara’s new cycleway

While the rain prior to Christmas left the rivers and aquifers at quite healthy levels for this time of the year, the dry windy conditions since then have seen them start to decline.

The much-anticipated new cycleway from Takaka to Pōhara Beach will be officially opened with a celebration BBQ at 12 noon on Thursday 30 January at Motupipi School.

The current weather conditions will also mean more water use, especially crop irrigation will be needed around the district.

The project was initiated by the community and is a welcome addition to the walking and cycling network in the Bay.

The Dry Weather Taskforce meets this week to assess the situation and decide about any water restrictions that may be needed.

Come along with the family to celebrate a new, fun and safe way to travel in the Bay.

This year water restrictions follow a different format for homes, businesses and organisations on the public water network. These are clearly explained on the website, tasman.govt.nz/water-restrictions. For those that hold a resource consent to use water, Council will release details using the same process as in the past, through the website, media release, and by letter to explain the applicable restrictions. We ask everyone who has access to a private bore or to the Council water supply to please reduce your water use as much as you can, every drop counts.

Upcoming maritime events The Harbourmaster has (or may soon) grant authorisations for the following events. These events may affect public use of the maritime area for a certain period of time. Event activity: Cardboard Boat Race Date and location: 25 January 2020, Tata Beach/Ligar Inlet More information about the Harbourmaster’s directions for events is available at tasman.govt.nz/link/maritime-events.

Holiday hours All Council offices and libraries will be closed on Nelson Anniversary Day 3 February and Waitangi Day 6 February.

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Rubbish and recycling will continue as per usual. You can find the recycling calendar online at tasman.govt.nz/link/recycling.

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Wharariki Ecosanctuary opens

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Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage sees the project as vital to long-term predator-free goals.

Saturday saw a gathering of around 200 people on the steep headland of Cape Farewell to celebrate the official opening of the new 2.5-hectare ecosanctuary. Established via a partnership between local business HealthPost, M a n aw h e n u a k i M ō h u a and the D epar tment of Conser vation (DoC ), the project formally began in September last year. The result is a 200 metre-long stainless steel fence reaching beyond the edge of vertigo-inducing drops and along the sheer clifftop. This predator-proof enclosure will initially house the reintroduction of fluttering shearwaters and diving petrel to Cape Farewell. Their guano will facilitate the re-establishment of a healthy ecosystem within the enclosure. Populations of native geckos, skinks and insects and plant life will also be encouraged to thrive.

Around 200 people enjoyed speeches and perfect weather at the official opening of the Cape Farewell ecosanctuary. Photos: Alistair Hughes.

Trustees of the HealthPost Nature Trust, local iwi, DoC representatives and Tasman Mayor Tim King were all in attendance, as were pupils from Collingwood Area School. HealthPost chair Peter Butler emphasised the valued and diverse contribution from the local community. “Apart from the finer points of conservation, you also have to learn the finer points of fundraising as well,” said Peter. “When you get this level of community support, you realise there’s people in the background who have been very generous.” Trustee, publisher and photographer Craig Potton drew attention to the biodiversity that this area already supports, and gave special mention to a recently discovered blue whale population that resides off the coast. He also paid tribute to Peter Butler’s vision. “This fence is a portal to the past,” he said, “to take us back in time before humans and bring us forward into a future where we are more compassionate to other forms of life.”

Broadcaster and trust patron Kim Hill expressed her love of the region and mourned the recent demise of the Farewell Spit Visitor Centre. Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage then began her address. “ The Wharariki Ecosanctuary project highlights what can be achieved when businesses, iwi and communities come together supported by Government to give nature a helping hand. Such projects all help in achieving New Zealand’s predator-free 2050 goal,” the minister said. After the speeches, visitors were granted access inside the enclosure. Following firm instructions to keep to the pathways, they enjoyed previously unreachable views across Farewell Spit to Golden Bay under a cloudless summer sky. The HealthPost Nature Trust aims to remove all predators, such as rodents, possums and stoats, before the first birds are transferred from offshore islands to the site later this year, or in early 2021.

Competitors at last year’s race prepare to set sail. File photo. JO RICHARDS

The annual ragged regatta that is the Tata Titanic Cardboard Boat Race sets sail this Saturday morning. Time is rapidly running out to finish the building of temporary craft, but cardboard, the basic construction material, is still available free of charge from the Rec Park Centre. Spectators will no doubt enjoy the spectacle as vessels get ready to launch from Tata Beach, and crew needn’t worry if they get that sinking feeling - it may mean that they win the most coveted prize.

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Aotearoa’s first and finest New Orleans second-line band Richter City Rebels are hitting the road again for their annual summer tour through the Top of the South, delivering their signature explosive beats and feel-good vibe. The Richter City Rebels’ music is heavy and soulful. Blending RnB, soul, hip-hop, jazz and funk, it grooves deeply and pulsates with pounding bass and searing brass. Catchy vocals and chants draw the crowd into the party and the rolling, infectious sound is punctuated by the fierce crack of drums and percussion. The music has the soul and charisma of James Brown, mixed with the effortless swagger of Big Daddy Kane. When it hits you, you can’t help but dance and feel good. Trumpets, trombones, saxes, sousaphone, and percussion bring the ultimate Mardi Gras party to any venue. Incorporating stylish original melodies and shouts, funked-up pop tunes and bouncing hip-hop, the Rebels’ sound embodies the musical melting pot of Louisiana. Their energetic show has recently headlined at events including the Wellington Jazz Festival, Tora Tora Tora, Taranaki Arts Festival, National Jazz Festival, CubaDupa, and Meridian Gardens Magic. Friday 31 January, 9pm, Mussel Inn. Tickets: $10 on the door.

Ignoring the signs

It is distressing to see residents ignoring an authorised Department of Conservation sign that is put up to protect ground nesting shorebirds. These signs have wording that politely asks people not to disturb these birds and asks people to pass through the area quickly. Disturbance is the behavioural and physiological response of an animal to stimuli such as a potential predator or an anthropogenic source such as people or vehicles. It is identified in scientific studies as a key stressor to shorebirds. To see people knowingly put themselves between a three-day-old chick and its parents for nearly 10 minutes and deliberately put the parents of this chick under stress for this amount of time shows a lack of empathy for these dedicated parents. It also demonstrates a blatant disregard for nature and contributes to the ongoing breeding failure of our shorebirds in Golden Bay and ultimately their decline. Cynthia McConville, Forest and Bird Golden Bay

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A heartwarming happy Christmas

Mohua Social Services and staff would like to thank the community for all the very helpful and generous donations that were made to help make the festive period less stressful for whānau in Golden Bay. There were some heart-warming stories of financial donations and beautiful gifts that came through the door, and we felt very privileged to be able to distribute these. It was very special to see how these donations brought smiles to people’s faces and huge relief at a time that can be very stressful. Thank you to the library and Ray White for having Christmas trees that served as collection points and to FreshChoice for managing donations for the Food Bank. Mauri ora, Premal Gauntlett, Mohua Social Services manager

Delegation vs representation

I wish to respond to Pauline Watts’s letter (GBW 3/1). She is absolutely right that I want lower speed zones on rural roads under TDC control. She is right in stating drivers who drink, take drugs, smoke various mixtures, are boy racers, car converters, or are simply hooning, will totally ignore speed zones. Her statements regarding financial input into road infrastructure, better and more passing places, better driving habits, consideration to other drivers, and driving to conditions, are all good goals. “Driving to the conditions“ is the standard Police statement to all issues involving accidents. NZTA has declared that our Golden Bay roads are unsafe at 100kmph. We have to accept that reduced speeds will now become a “driving condition“ on our roads. Those of us who follow this rule will now have support from local and national authorities. Reducing costs to the taxpayer, in death and injury, is the goal. Lower speeds will reduce this cost to our the health system. The vast majority of tax-payers will support this move. For Ms Watts to say, “Chris Hill did her job and represented me, one of the majority,“ is open to be challenged by facts. There is “the silent majority.“ Where are they in surveys and who represents them? Reg Turner

Our dear Reg says that he believes in a representational democracy, yet continues to state that if elected he will act as a delegate instead of a representative (GBW 17/1). I explained very clearly in my last letter that representatives are supposed to listen to their constituents and then act according to their own conscience, principles and judgement rather than following the will of the majority. Reg unfortunately appears to be hard of listening, and has merely stuck to his position without giving a reasoned counter-argument to explain it. I have nothing but the greatest respect and admiration for Reg for standing three times for election in the past, and for his exceedingly generous contributions to local democracy through the letters page of this fine newspaper. He deserves great recognition for fighting to put TDC in its proper place as our servant, but unfortunately by standing unsuccessfully for election he merely splits the vote to achieve the necessary reforms. I politely suggest that it is now time for him to cease standing as a candidate until he understands, accepts and acknowledges the proper responsibilities of the role of councillor. Steve Penny

In response to Reg Turners letter (GBW, 17/1), I can only say that I have neither thought nor said that I support the status quo regarding limits. I was a panel member on the hearing panel and found it really interesting to hear from people as they put forward their ideas about the roads in their neighbourhoods, which of course they are the experts on. A speed limit working group has been formed and approved at the last council meeting to take the process forward. I am a member of that group. Given there have been plenty of comments about the review

Let’s reclaim and restore the Waitapu Bridge freedom camping site for the Golden Bay community. Let’s restore the rights of the Golden Bay community to access and enjoy Waitapu. Do we want a safe place to swim, to picnic, and a safe place to launch small boats? We can work together to plant native trees here, appropriate riparian plants that might even include tōtara and kaheketiha. I envisage our native birds returning to the site. The Waitapu Bridge freedom camping site has a reputation as the worst freedom camping site in the country. I am embarrassed that this is in our own backyard. The issues here including human faeces, soiled toilet paper, disease, litter,

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LE T TERS over-crowding, destruction of vegetation, and the risks of fires and flooding. Other communities have solved similar issues at various freedom camping sites. We have an amazing range of skills and knowledge in our community. Not only can we protect it from degradation but we can restore and beautify this site. I believe that we, as a community, can focus on positive solutions and take action. We can reclaim our rights to enjoy this beautiful site, and appreciate it as Waitapu - sacred waters. Ron Eckman

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To add to Penny Griffith’s letter, (GBW 17/1), I would like to thank the DHB and GB Health for reinstating the weekly doctor’s clinic in Collingwood. Thanks also for your article on the Waitapu Bridge camping site. Many of us have been concerned when driving past to see people packed in “like sardines” and using our wai tapu (sacred water) for a variety of purposes. Could TDC please provide information on how this unacceptable situation can be improved? Wendy Drummond

The amazing A&P Show team

To the team who organise the A&P Show - you are amazing. The attention to detail at such a huge event was deeply impressive. I was marvelling at you today, show day. I played music there and apart from the fact that my crowd surfing aspirations passed by without even a whisper, every little detail was taken care of, and there were many little details needing your time and energy. Congratulations and thanks for another great event. Charlotte Squire

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On Sunday 12 January, at Rameka Creek Road, 50 mountain bikers aged between nine and 65, from near and far, registered for the inaugural Rameka Enduro Race. Enduro is a different kind of racing - fast, fun and friendly, but it also produces occasional crashes, punctures and tears. Everybody competes on the same course, but bikers are placed in categories. Sunday’s race, which comprised five downhill stages, started in the heart of the upper Rameka and finished on the lower historic Rameka track. Racers were timed through each stage, with times added up to give a total. The competitor with the lowest aggregate time was the winner. The Rameka Enduro is a diverse biking feast; its inclusivity provides an opportunity for young riders to race, as well as allowing ebikes a chance to power along the course. (dominated by Fast Richie). The open nature of the event gave the chance for local riders Charlee Hambrook and Caleb Dodson, to be inspired by, mix with and race with top riders including Brady Stone (2nd in Enduro World Series 2019 and open winner on the day), Hans van de Voorn (65-year-old master cyclist from Christchurch), and local fast veterans Paul Jennings, Skid Mark and Tony Bateup. Burgers and drinks for the hungry bikers and spectators were provided by Central Takaka School at the finish line, where there were many laughs and racing tales told. The Rameka Enduro was organised by Brian “brains” Alder, who created a relaxed family friendly atmosphere and a course unique in its variety. Anyone interested in starting mountain biking, or improving their skills, can get in touch with Golden Bay Mountain Bike Club who are keen to help you get out there. Results on page 13.



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Star Wars means a lot of different things to different people. For those of us of a certain age, Star Wars was the film that came out of nowhere in 1977 and changed cinema history. Exploding among the then-popular disaster epics and grim crime dramas, this lightweight tale of derring-do in space was liberally decorated with special effects—which still impress today—and brought fun back to moviegoing. When sequels inevitably arrived, in 1980 and 1983, Star Wars then became a collective noun to describe this trilogy of insanely popular films. The years passed, and those who saw those original films at the cinema grew up. An overwhelming nostalgia and sense of propriety also grew, so that by the time a new trilogy of films began in 1999, expectation levels were planet-sized. And, inevitably, most adult fans were sorely disappointed by these stodgily directed, child-friendly “prequels”; not considering that they had aged-out of the target demographic, and their own kids were now lapping it all up. Encountering unaccustomed indifference, Star Wars had come to mean whichever film was showing in cinemas at the time. And then in 2015, Star Wars (now an umbrella term for a five-decade-spanning film franchise) came back. Ageing fans of the originals were excited, as were the now-adult fans of the prequels. And so were their children, primed with years of DVD and cartoon viewings. The first film in this current trilogy (The Force Awakens, 2015) found almost universal acclaim. Notably more adult in tone, it also played extremely safe with delicate fan expectations, essentially reheating all of the plot elements from the 1977 film for a new generation. “Fair enough,” thought audiences, “but you’d better give us something new next time.” The follow-up (The Last Jedi, 2017) presented something so new that fandom was split right down the middle. Director/ writer Rian Johnson flipped expectations with such vigour that fan assessments were strongly divided between “bravely innovative” or “sacrilegious”. With half their audience left disappointed, those now responsible for the next and final film, Rise of Skywalker, must have felt a great disturbance in the force. As it was purported to conclude not just the story of this current trilogy, but that of every film since 1977, the weight of expectation for Rise of Skywalker once again expanded to cosmic proportions. Would director/writer JJ Abrams continue along the controversial path of the last film, or revert to a more risk-averse template, or even manage to blend the two approaches into a galactic cocktail that pleases everyone? After almost half a century, any filmgoer must have a good idea of what they are in for when they go to see a Star Wars movie. George Lucas originally created them to project the thrill of long-ago Saturday morning movie serials like Flash Gordon, blended with his own love of hot-rod racing and eastern mysticism. He replaced the morally ambiguous antiheroes who proliferated at the time (and indeed, do again now) with knights and princesses who are truly good, and villains who are unmistakably bad. The structure and objective of the story was never as important as the breathless episodes our heroes hurtle through, and dialogue always takes a back seat to visual spectacle and novelty. If you’re looking for consummate performances and weighty issues to explore, Rise of Skywalker clearly isn’t for you. But if a part of you still yearns for uncomplicated wonder and excitement, this often confusing, apparently made-upas-it-goes along, “greatest hits compilation” of a film may still reward you. And your kids will absolutely love it — it’s Star Wars after all. [Subbie’s note: And it’s already clocked a US$1 billion at the global box office.] THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 24 JANUARY 2020

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Little Women (G)

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (M) (Final)


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Knives Out (M) (Final)


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Movie Descriptions A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON (G) UK 1h27 When an alien crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep sets off on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home before an evil group can capture her and Adventure, Comedy, Animation bring about Farmageddon! JOJO RABBIT (M) NZ, USA, Germany 1h48 Comedy The world view of a lonely German boy is upended when he discovers that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. A WWII comedy from filmmaker Taika Waititi. Academy Award nominee. LITTLE WOMEN (G) USA 2h15 Drama, Romance Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, and Eliza Scanlen are four sisters who come of age in the aftermath of the Civil War in this much loved classic tale beautifully reimagined by Greta Gerwig. JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL (PG) USA 2h03 Adventure, Comedy The gang is back to rescue one of their own. The players will have to brave par ts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world’s most dangerous game. NT LIVE: SMALL ISLAND (M) UK 3h30 Andrea Levy’s Orange Prizewinning novel on the history of Jamaica and the UK . Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to Recorded Live Performance escape her Lincolnshire roots.

CATS (G) USA, UK 1h50 Drama, Musical Andrew Lloyd Webber’s feline musical blockbuster is brought to the screen. Featuring an allstar cast, including Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, James Corden, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson. THE GENTLEMEN (R16) USA 1h53 Action, Comedy, Drama When American expat and businessman Mickey Pearson decides to cash out of his vast marijuana empire, a slew of shady characters come out of the woodwork, looking to part him with his holdings. RIDE LIKE A GIRL (PG) Australia 1h38 Drama, True Story Biopic on Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup, in 2015. Stars Teresa Palmer and Sam Neill. This is the feature directorial debut from actor Rachel Griffiths. SORRY WE MISSED YOU (M) France, UK 1h41 Drama *(NZIFF) Palme d’Or nominee director Ken Loach reteams with the screenwriter of I, Daniel Blake for this tale of a modern-day English family struggling to get past looming debt brought on by the 2008 financial crash. THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON (M) USA 1h36 Comedy, Drama Zak is a Down syndrome person who runs away from his nursing home to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. Along the way, he unexpectedly befriends Tyler, also on the run, but for all the wrong reasons.

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Liv Scott from Tiny Lifestyle discusses the advantages of cohousing, at the picnic. Photo: Alistair Hughes.

community members the opportunity to participate in childcare, with the benefits of cross-generational interaction and learning. Two further cohousing meet-ups will be held at noon on 14 February and 14 March, at the same location. The Community Gardens allows kids to run around and play while others chat. The public are invited to bring along their curiosity for cohousing and a kai contribution for a shared picnic.


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The first of three cohousing meet-ups was held recently in stunning weather at the Golden Bay Community Gardens and Sustainable Living Centre. Hosted by Tiny Lifestyle, a local company dedicated to creating sustainably and traditionally built tiny structures, the event was billed as a “curiosity and conversation picnic”. And certainly a buzz of casual discussion started up almost as soon as families began to arrive. Tiny Lifestyle co-founders Graeme and Liv Scott and Simone Woodland leisurely picked their way through groups of playing children and clusters of adults to join the chat and answer questions. Their vision for building cohousing in Takaka combines “private home ownership with access to extensive shared facilities in a sustainable and people-orientated design. Neighbours would maintain independent incomes and lifestyles, while participating in a ‘shared economy’.” Graeme emphasised that Tiny Lifestyle was very eager to find out what Takaka wanted in terms of a co-housing arrangement, rather than presenting a plan that might not be appropriate for the community. To this end, an optional questionnaire was available, and several “idea boards” were pinned up to invite input from everyone. Questions posed included: What attracts you to cohousing? How do we change the way we live to be more sustainable? And what makes a community successful? Rather than a property development, or commune, Tiny Lifestyle sees a cohousing opportunity as an exercise in “positive social change, with people coming together towards a common cause.” Graeme highlighted the advantages of affordable housing and shared amenities, pooling resources so everyone can benefit, including the environment. “It allows us to reduce our consumption; three lawnmowers among ten people makes a lot more sense than everyone owning one, for example.” It is an aspiration that chimes closely with the ethos of Tiny Lifestyle, which was set up to support those priced out of the property market. “Building smaller and more sustainably encourages people to tread more lightly on the earth,” explains Simone. “Small or tiny spaces are more energy-efficient, use less building materials, less heating and lighting needs, and therefore less power to run.” Graeme believes “a greater connection with fellow human beings” is also an incentive for cohousing, giving older

Xanthe’s hard work brings awards JEANINE TAYLOR

Xanthe Rose took home numerous awards from the 2019 Golden Bay High School (GHBS) prizegiving, including the ultimate award for 2019 Dux. Xanthe also received the David Tunley Memorial Trophy for chemistry, a Network Tasman award for academic excellence in year 13 in Chemistry, Biology and History, and distinction in Physics and Calculus. Xanthe was also the recipient of the Altrusa Community Scholarship and the Sir Wallace Rowling Memorial Scholarship. She is thankful for these awards and said she enjoyed the conversations involved in the interview process. Xanthe started year 7 as a shy but quietly capable student whose confidence grew over the course of her schooling. This helped her to become involved in the extracurricular side of school. Xanthe was part of The Bully Busters group, Earth Guardians and the Student Council before taking on the roles of Yellow House Leader and the Board of Trustees student representative. Xanthe said that being at a small school like GBHS worked well for her. She got to know her teachers well and it was easy to be involved in all aspects of the school. Having small classes gave her the opportunity to talk regularly with her teachers and have one-to-one time with them. Her advice to upcoming students is to “Pursue your interests and a wide range of subjects first, then lower it down to what you like. For the junior students, find something you’re interested in and enjoy doing and don’t be too hard on yourself.” She has her immediate future mapped out. “I am definitely going to university this year to pursue a higher form of education and obviously a degree for future career purposes. I’m taking History, Social Sciences and some of the Sciences as well. I was really interested in both of those aspects during my school years so I wanted to learn both of

GBHS Dux Xanthe Rose with her well-deserved awards and trophies. Photo: Jeanine Taylor.

them.” She has enrolled in Canterbury University and will be staying in the University Halls for the first year. “I want to thank the GB High School staff and teachers who supported me throughout all the years I was there. It was such an important part of my youth, growing up and being influenced by different teachers. I want to thank the friendship groups that I made, especially within my year, as they were such an important support group,” she said, with obvious gratitude. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 24 JANUARY 2020

A&P SHOW RESULTS 2020 HORSES/PONIES PONIES RING CLASSES. Champions. Pony Club/Pleasure Horse 13yrs & Under: Champion, Caprice Hovenden/Biriyani; reserve champion, Jasmine Harley/WV Spellbound High Jinks. 14yrs & Over: Champion, Josefin Lerbs; reserve champion, Claire Sparrow/Mystical Promise. Best Boy or Girl Rider under 21yrs (GB Pony Club member): Natalie Iorns/Paint It Black. Champion Show or Hunter Pony not over 138cm: Hollie Southward/Hollybank Pico; reserve champion, Amy Wassell/Bexley Lodge Tinkerbella. Champion Hunter Pony 138cm-148cm: Bridget Peter/Windrush Digby; reserve champion, Natalie Iorns/Paint It Black. Champion Local Pony not over 148cm: Natalie Iorns/Paint It Black. Edna Cook Cup - Best Boy or Girl Rider up to 20yrs: Georgia Livingstone. Supreme Champion Pony: Bridget Peter/Windrush Digby. PONY JUMPING. Champion Pony Hunter: Josefin Lerbs/Penelope; reserve champion, Bridget Peter/Windrush Digby. HORSE RING CLASSES. Champion Novice Hack: Georgia Livingstone/Solid Silver - JW Page Cup; reserve champion, Lynley Wilson/Apollo. Champion Open Park Hack: Corena Rhodes-Gillespie/Glenrose Hannah. Champion Open Hack: Georgia Livingstone/Solid Silver; reserve champion, Lynley Wilson/Apollo. Champion Novice Saddle Hunter: Sarah-Jane Johnsen/Tiraumea Cruz; reserve champion, Storm Foxwell/Hot Invite. Champion Open Saddle Hunter: Stephanie Hislop/BJK Cashmir; reserve champion, Sarah-Jane Johnsen/Tiraumea Cruz. Champion Novice Riding Horse: Catherjne Peter/Galaxy Lad; reserve champion, Jolene Rushbrooke/Parisian Belle. Champion Open Riding Horse: Jolene Rushbrooke/Parisian Belle; reserve champion, Shelley Pomeroy/Strike A Pose. Mrs D Rossiter Playboy Cup - Best paced and mannered saddle horse: Stephanie Hislop/BJK Cashmir. Supreme Champion Hack: Stephanie Hislop/BJK Cashmir. HORSE JUMPING. Champion Hunter: Ashleigh McIlroy/Sea Cruiser; reserve champion, Jolene Rushbrooke/Parisian Belle. MINIATURE HORSES Champion Pony Adult: Xavier Gibbs/Glenrae Spirits Special Edition; reserve champion, Ruby Gibbs/Bluebabies Aloha Poppett. Supreme Miniature Horse: Xavier Gibbs/Glenrae Spirits Special Edition. INHAND/LED PONY. Champion Pony Adult Stock: Amy Wassell/Ellangowan Wolf Blass; reserve champion, Hollie Southward/Hollybank Pico. INHAND/LED HACK. Champion Hack Young Stock: Fiona Pitcaithly/Bingley Zenith. Champion Hack Adult Stock: Stephanie Hislop/BJK Cashmir. GOATS Champion Kidded Doe In Milk: Kirsty Kent-McDonald/Treasure; reserve champion, Amanda Heine/Pukenae Thistle. Champion Doe Kid or Goatling: Kirsty Kent-McDonald/ Titans Girl; reserve champion, Kirsty Kent-McDonald/Bubble. Champion Buck: Amanda Heine/Pukenae Vulcan. POULTRY Champion Rooster: F&D Bint - Silkie Male. Champion Hen: F&D Bint - Leghorn Female. Best Local Bird: Kaye Stark - Drake. Best in Show: Kaye Stark - Drake. WOODCHOPPING Axemen from the top half of the South Island competed at this year’s show. The wood was pinus radiata which was solid and took a bit of effort to cut through with the bigger blocks looking more like a battle of attrition than a race at times. Open men’s chopping: Golden Bay competitors Steve Winter, Brian Godsiff and Dave Gowland all made the big standing final but didn’t place, although very close at times. Brian and Dave were 3rd in the butcher’s block underhand. Sawing: Steve was 4th in the single saw and won the double saw with Brian. Wayne Pomeroy Memorial Championship Standing winner: Bill Nicholls, Nelson. Jumbo Jones Trophy for the most points in open chopping: Stu Cunningham, Nelson. One of the highlights of the show was seeing a good field of women competing, with four representing Golden Bay; Serena Gowland, Rachael Nalder, Louise Nalder and Courtney Clarke. To complete the field was the experienced Ashleigh Radford from Nelson. The women chopped the same tough wood as the men and put in a very determined effort. The placings were decided by total points over a four-race series and the win went to Ashleigh with Courtney 2nd, Louise 3rd and Rachael 4th. It was a great effort by the Golden Bay women as it was the first public chopping appearance for most of them. Ashleigh Radford also made an attempt at a New Zealand record for pinus radiata which will need to be ratified by the New Zealand Axemens Association. BOOTH MOST POINTS OVERALL. Home Cooking: Louise Holley. Home Produce: Michelle Balck. Wine: Janet Huddleston. Homebrew Beer: Janet Huddleston. BEST OVERALL. Vegetables: Michelle Balck. Collection of vegetables: Golden Bay Community Hospital. Fruit: Piers Maclaren - 3 Fruit, any variety. Decorative Flowers: Kaye Stark. Cut Flowers: Shirley Rosser. Champion Gladiolus: Ann McKenzie. Champion Rose: Marie Kilgour. Native Plants: Ann Jones - Bouquet of Native Flowers & Foliage. Garden Art: Kaye Stark. Industrial: Michelle Balck. Photography - Champion Judge’s Choice: Margaret Harris - Creative; reserve champion, Heather Knapp - Native Flora or Fauna. MOST OUTSTANDING ENTRY - CHILDREN’S SECTIONS. Cooking: Tim Guthrie. Novelty Iced Cake: Emily Pitcon. Vegetables: Anya Murray. Sewing: Lani Murray. Flowers: Charlee Hambrook. Craft: Alyssa McNamara-Bird. Photography: Areya Lea. CHILDREN UNDER 5. Decorated Biscuit: 1, Ted Fraser; 2, Connor Prystie; 3, Braxdyn Ray; Highly Commended, Benjamin Rosser, Stevie Rosser, Connor Prystie. Sand Saucer: 1, Benjamin Rosser, 2, Stevie Rosser. Jar of Flowers: 1, Benjamin Rosser; 2, Phoebe Ashby; 3, Trixie Ashby; Highly Commended, Elliott Holley-Wells, Connor Prystie, Flora Pemberton, Stevie Rosser, Linden Hitchcock.



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Golden Bay A&P Show 2020 - photo gallery This year’s A&P Show, once again, painted a colourful picture of rural life. People, animals and machines came together in a day of celebration, competition and fun. In these photographs we have tried to capture some of the rich variety of people and events that made the show such a success. Selecting the images from hundreds taken on the day was a difficult task, so apologies to anyone we left out - and thanks to those who allowed us to point our lenses at them. The photos below are by Jo Richards except where indicated.

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The new terrace at the Wholemeal Café. Photo: Jo Richards. RONNIE SHORT the café. Just before Christmas, father and daughter team Wayne and It’s not the first time that the iconic café has expanded. It Aydee Green, held a party to celebrate the Wholemeal Café is now 20 years since The Wholemeal took over the Junk and expansion, shouting drinks and nibbles to all invited. Treasure shop next door to allow more space. ”We wanted to thank all the contractors, our customers “I had a lot of time to think about what I would do if I owned and staff for putting up with all the chaos and noise – and no the whole property,” said Wayne. outdoor seating,” said Aydee. A vision which has now been realised with the kitchen “It’s a finishing thing – to say yay! The 2019 Wholemeal extension and expanded deck areas on both sides of the café. Building Project is done.” “Everything has strengthened the building and the business It was March 2019 when they first met with builder, Frank and given us a lot of room to move forward,” says Wayne. Byrne, to discuss their ideas. Both Wayne and Aydee agree it’s been “a breeze” working with Frank and his team. He introduced them to architect Leigh Briars, who drew up the plans and dealt with the council permits and resource consents. “We work well together,” said Aydee. “Dad has the ideas and I try and make them happen.” An additional entrance via Earth Gems leads into the café and the re-established Paper Scissors Rock artist collective. Alongside, is the Wholemeal’s staff-only area known as “the compound”, which hosts rubbish bins, chillers and dry storage facilities. Another newly-lined shed there will be used for coffee operations. Wayne’s goal was to bring all aspects of the business together to create more efficiency and to accommodate the expanding coffee enterprise. “There’s been no stress throughout,” said Wayne, despite having to knock out a kitchen wall to extend that space by 3.5 x 4 metres. Two new skylights were installed, allowing for greater air flow. Wayne says it was due to the diligence of the contractors, who worked after-hours, that the staff were able to work throughout the whole process without having to close Wayne and Aydee Green. Photo: Ronnie Short.

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SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro GOLF 14 January. Stableford: M Dobbie 40. Closest to pins: 3/12 C Gilbert, 9/18 B Climo. 15 January. Stableford: L Davidson 42, J Martin 38, P Milne 38. Closest to pins: 3/12 J Martin, 4/13 Brian Miller, 8/17 & 9/18 Roger Tait. Twos: R Tait, R Heuvel, B Schmuke, J Martin. Best gross: R Dyce 78. 18 January. President’s Trophy - Stableford: R Heuvel 43, L Davidson 43, P Solly 43. Closest to pins: 3/12 & 9/18 P Sim, 4/13 Brian Miller, 8/17 R Forbes. Twos: R Davis, J Solly. Best gross: R Forbes. RAMEKA ENDURO 2020 12 January. Ebike: Richard Green. Master Male (40+): Paul Jennings, Tony Bateup, Mark Godden, Hamish Hambrook, Alistair Jamieson, Logan Balsom, Fat Albert, Jordan Hirn, Hans Van Der Voorn. Open Female (18-39): Emma Bateup, Michele Aebi, Jess Harvey, Alice Baker, Skye Irwin. Open Male (18-39): Brady Stone, Loui Harvey, Todd Ballance, Nicholas Elson, Seamus O’Donnell, Shem Chamberlain, John Butler, Hernan Rios, Tyrone Graves, Chris Lowe, Romain Sacchettini, Johnathon James Fersterer. Youth Female (13-17): Jessie Childs, Charlee Hambrook. Youth Male (13-17): Jack McAlpine, Jamie Bartlett, Caleb Dodson-Herron, Archie Hunter, Jake Hambrook, Liam Harris, Ben Walker, Bruno Browne, Harry Browne, Yoshi Green, Archie Darwen, Kye Childs, Ashton Stevenson, Kodie Dodson-Herron, Ollie Meek. BOWLS Champion winners for 2019/2020 season. Junior singles, Roger File; senior singles, Graham Crawford; senior pairs, Selwyn Kotua, Chris Moyle; triples, Murray Foskett, Graham Crawford, Chris Moyle; fours, Murray Foskett, Graham Crawford, Roger File, Chris Moyle.

PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui CAFÉ to lease: On Commercial Street, Takaka. Good position with loads of potential. Pavement cafe seating options and car parking. Available now. Details on request. Txt 020 4111 2626 with your phone number and email. THE Golden Bay Axemens Club would like to thank the people and businesses below for their assistance in making a registered chopping event in Golden Bay possible. Takaka A&P Asscociation, Takaka Contracting, NBS, Milnes Beatson, Takaka Camping and Cabins, Sollys, NewZealand King Salmon, Telegraph Hotel, Super Liquor Takaka, FreshChoice Takaka, Trash Palace, Bayer, BMTT, TG Contracting, Talleys, PGG Wrightson, ITM, Keith Baty, Duncan McKenzie, Jason Dodson, Marius and Jeltje Soul Harmonicz, Kiwi Spirits Distillery. Thank you all very much. GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays. ALCOHOLICS Anonymous. If you want to drink that’s your business. If you want to stop we can help. Meeting Thursdays 7pm, Catholic Church Hall. Ph 0800 229 6757.

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ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580. CARS, 4WD, caravans removed. Will buy some models. 020 4167 1519.

Survivors and Thrivers Takaka

Customer Service Consultant We have supported other bank customers in

AFFORDABLE Carpentry Services. Ph Rick 027 919 1326.

The staff of Central Takaka School look forward to welcoming new and returning students, and their families, on

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.

At BNZ, financial crime and anti-money laundering have always been an important focus.

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

Mohua Social Services 88 Commercial St. Takaka For more information and to RSVP contact cyndy@cancernelson.org.nz or call 027 258 0075 / 03 539 1137

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. PASSPORT photos, quality guaranteed. Available any time. Ph Ken George 525 6235. PENINSULA Plasterers for all your interior plastering needs. No 13

TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga job too small. Quality assured. 20+ years’ experience. For a free quote ph Craig 027 472 4376.

tracks, curtains, sheers and more, 027 440 0071. Showroom next to GB Glass.

PORTABLE BANDSAW MILLING. Ph Tim 524 8997, 027 714 4232.

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

SEPTIC TANKS EMPTIED. Ph Chris 525 9153.

WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726.



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

STONEMASON. Now available in the Bay. Very experienced all types of paving, veneer work, retaining, Schist to Oamaru stone. Ph Dave 021 247 7121. “Rock on.”

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

STORAGE /container hire. Your place (anywhere) or mine (Takaka). Ph Cheryl at Orange Mechanical Ltd 525 9991. SUMMER pruning. Soil testing. Permaculture design. Organic gardening advice/mentoring. Edible landscaping. Sol Morgan, GroWise Consultancy, ph 027 514 9112. TAKAKA Self Storage, Commercial Street. Have containers (new) available. Excellent security, cameras etc. Ph 525 6181. TRACKS, quality steel, 10 colours, various length brackets, can include bends. Ph Tracey at Imagine designs for all your blinds,

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. ANEL BAKER Physiotherapy at 22 Meihana Street, Takaka. Ph/txt for an appointment 021 053 4337. 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. DONNA Haliday. Deep tissue and/or relaxing massage. 25 years’ experience. Ph 525 8333. HAIR REVOLUTION. Excellence in hairdressing, waxing and facials. Feel beautiful. Ph 525 9898.

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

23 Motupipi Street, Takaka For appointments please phone

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


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.

PHONE 525 9419

REFLEXOLOGY: Relaxing and balancing. For an appointment ph/txt Ariane Wyler 021 02 607 607. REIKI and Pranic healing. Ph Hame 022 071 8067.

Helping Hands 525 6226

Lawnmowing • Line Trimming • Garden Maintenance Riparian Planting • Scrub-Cutting • Gutter Cleaning Recycling • Pothole Repair • Waterblasting Window Cleaning • House Moves How Can We Help?




22 Meihana Street, Takaka www.takakachiropractic.com

027 732 4476 Tuesdays & Fridays

JAPANESE massage for women: Deep tissue, aromatherapy massage, 20+ years’ of experience, in Collingwood. Discounted first treatment - 40% off = $80 (normally $130) for two hours. Gift voucher available. Please txt Minnie for booking 027 820 1008. KINESIOLOGY: For your appointment please txt/ph Mark Bonar 027 588 2462. LOLLY Dadley-Moore, Craniosacral Therapist. Ph 027 338 9504, lollydadleymoore@gmail.com


Te Whare Mahana Supported Employment


ACC Registered

IRIDOLOGY readings, herbal medicine, Reflexology, Reiki. Lisa Williams, ph 525 6150, txt 027 451 9797, www. goldenbayiridology.com

MASSAGE: Bowen, zero balancing, Kinesiology, $50 treatments! Thomas ph 022 160 9101.


Dr Sally Dawson

SIMON Jones: Counselling, mediation, coaching. 28 years’ experience. Member NZAC. Ph 525 8542.

Chiropractor Inga Schmidt

MSc (Chiro), DC, MNZCA

021 180 7789

Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St


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

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

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

Call 0800 749 739 for info or an appointment today

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”

Healing with Grace

ACC registered

& A S S O C I AT E S

Specialised Accounting Unbeatable Professional Qualifications Experience & Service

Grace Shields 021346642 ♥ 5258106

03 525 9919 julie@warnassociates.co.nz 23 MOTUPIPI ST TAKAKA 7110, GOLDEN BAY

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


Ph/txt David 0274 333 459 14


Gift Vouchers Available

Readings with Master Reader Nate


Takaka: 22 Meihana St. Ph 021 106 8461. Dr Rowan G Miller, Chiropractor BSc, BSc (Chiro), MNZCA. ACC Registered

Grant Watson

Manipulative Physiotherapist

Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

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

021 158 2357

Reiki Master: healer & teacher

Healing with Grace &

021 346642 ♥ 525 8106 THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 24 JANUARY 2020

ENJOY NEW POTATOES AT XMAS? There's still time for another crop, ROCKET





AGRIA Fresh supplies in store now!

 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

Phone 525 9868

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

New Year deals not to be missed!! Spend a $100 or more on Plants in one transaction & receive a FREE bag of 40L Daltons nutrient enriched compost.

Grisport Italian Footwear

TO GIVE AWAY / Koha QUEEN mattress, clean. Collingwood. Ph 027 277 5703.

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko

Awesome specials in store Up to $ 1 0 0 o f f some Lines!!

Stocked items only

Black Hawk Dog food buy a 20kg bag get a feed bin FREE!

Ph 027 220 4799 │ www.gpsnelson.nz SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea SUE’S Shop is looking for a new staff member. If you have had some previous retail experience and are flexible with working hours then come and talk to Sue or Russell about joining our team. Full training is given. Dedication to excellence is needed. Ph 525 8087. SUPPORT workers required for weekend shifts. Possibility of week shifts as they become available. No experience needed, training given. Ph 027 601 1431 or contact Florence Nightingale 03 577 9343.

offers expire 28/02/20

SCHOOL uniform alterations while you wait. 15 Tukurua Road. Appointment needed, ph Andrea 027 209 4840. BEDFORD housebus, $17,000, view at Sandcastle, Pohara. Txt 022 631 2451.


TRACTOR, 80hp 4WD, $13,000. Txt 027 391 1626. FIREWOOD SECONDS. Load your own, $20 per car trailer. Saturday 8am-12pm, Bay Firewood. Ph 027 769 6348.

Permanent Part-Time 4.5 hours on a Friday from 5.00pm to 9.30pm

GOLDEN Bay Glass. In Collingwood every Thursday. Ph 525 7274.

We’re seeking a conscientious cleaner to join the HealthPost Team. Applicants need to be honest and reliable, have an eye for detail and be able to work without supervision. Cleaning experience preferred.

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. BUILDING or renovating? AES Wastewater Treatment system: No power, 20-year warranty, supplying NZ from Golden Bay. www.et.nz, ph 525 9020.

PETROL /diesel tank on stand, $950. Txt 027 391 1626. SHEERS, curtains, blinds, cushions, fabrics, liners, curtain tapes, hooks. Imagine designs next to GB Glass. TRAVEL luggage, various sizes of wheeled luggage, excellent condition. $25 per item. Ph 027 345 8684 evenings. MEDIUM square bales of hay. Second cut. $60 + GST. Also large round balage, $85 + GST. Ph 525 8806. GRAZING available: Looking for 100 dairy cows to winter on. Ph 525 8806. CONTAINER, 40-foot, good condition. Ph 027 244 9019.

Our business is

FOR SALE For further information you can find details on trademe Listing number: 1285979297

30 Commercial Str. Takaka Phone: 03 5257294


DeWalt power tools and power garden equipment

New Wetta professional watering range

SUMMER OPENING HOURS: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm

We’re your local


Applications close Friday 31st January.

Keen interested parties please call in at the shop or give us a phone call.

TOYOTA Surf, 1994, 3l diesel. For parts. Offers, ph 027 373 8281.


To apply please email your CV to: recruitment@healthpost.co.nz.

Sat & Sun 9am-1pm

Receptionist (4-5 days per week) We are looking for an enthusiastic people person to fill our soon to be vacant receptionist position in our busy mixed vet clinic. You will be responsible for our reception desk, answering phones and greeting customers etc. Key duties • Managing the appointment diary for our large and small animal veterinary team • Provide customers with product support and information • Look after companion animal products, ordering & stock management etc • Inputting data into our computer system Key skills we are looking for • • • • • • •

A positive attitude A team player Excellent communication skills Thrive in an often-challenging work environment Attention to detail A can-do approach A reasonable level of computer literacy will be essential

Some understanding or experience of dairy farming and/or owning looking after pets would be an advantage but is not essential. To apply for this position, please mail your CV with a covering letter to Vanessa Harwood at the Rural Service Centre clinic.manager@rsc.co.nz. Applications close Monday, 3rd February 2020

Ph 525 7265 │ 7 Commercial Street, Takaka


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.

New Listing/Open Home

TEN DER:Closes 1:00 pm 18th Feb Viewing: Sunday 26th Jan 11:00 - 11:30 am www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/G BA20882

7 Bay View Terrace, Patons Rock

New Listing/Open Home

5 Bay View Tce, Patons Rock

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.

New Listing

TENDER:Closes 1:00 pm 20th Feb Viewing:by appointment www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20951

76 Cook Road, Bainham

PARTWAY BEWEEN SEA & WILDERNESS Surrounded by farmland just 8kms from the beach and Collingwood's town. This classic kiwi home sits nicely to the North on it's own freehold acre of land offering you complete privacy in the verdant Aorere Valley. There are three good sized bedrooms and the bathroom is modern. It's a great place to entertain - and with no next door neighbours you can crank up the beats! On the school bus run. Well fenced, well presented, and well priced.

New Listing /Open Home

FOR SALE: $395,000 Viewing: Last Chance Sat 12:00 - 12:30pm www.rwgoldenb ay.co.nz/GBA20912

880 Collingwood-Bainham Road

Open Home

5 McDonald Place, Collingwood

New Listing/Open Home

11 Leisure Lane, Takaka

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 and the property, will be sold by Tender.

TENDER: Closes 1:00 pm 18th Feb Viewing: Sunday 26th Jan 11:00 - 11:30 am www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20954

BIG AND BRAND NEW No sooner was his house completed than my client had an opportunity to work elsewhere. Designed with Air B & B in mind there is good separation of space and four heatpumps. Nothing to do inside and a blank canvas outside. It's a place to live the good life - must be viewed!!

Offers Invited Viewing: Saturday 25th Jan 11:00-11:30pm www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20938

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 26th Jan 1:00 - 1:30 pm www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20939

Level 1, 11 Buxton Lane, Takaka | Office 03 525 7219 | 027 608 5606 | www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz | Billy Kerrisk

. . . . Elite property selection, Golden Bay

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

PROPERTY WANTED / Rawa hiahia SMALL cottage wanted to rent near Milnthorpe Park. Please ph Renford 020 4078 9258. SINGLE, mature male looking for permanent accommodation. Have references. Ph 020 4120 0710. PROPERTY or land (maximum 6ha) within 25 minutes of Takaka. Private, sunny, distant views. dth@slingshot.co.nz ATTENTION: Dairy farmers. Considering a change? Committed, capable and high achieving couple looking for a dairy farm to lease, 50/50, equity. Keen to look in the Bay (our amazing herd originated from here), will consider all sizes. Please phone for a chat, Brendon and Charlotte Price, 03 523 9349.

10 Parapara Esplanade, Parapara Substantial home with unobstructed sea views. Set on 1255m² of flat, prime, beachfront real estate this generous 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is sure to please. Currently set up with downstairs providing income through a B&B. OPEN HOME: Sunday, January 26 at 2pm TENDER - Closes 4pm, Feb 20, 2020 MPU3882


5 Ruataniwha Drive, Collingwood Leave as is for a lock up and leave holiday home or enjoy as fabulous low maintenance 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home. Situated on an elevated, flat, easycare section with plenty of room for the kids, dogs or tents. $585,000


For All Your Property Management & Rental Requirements Shona Martin, Property Manager P 0800 4 shona (74662) M 021 217 8959 E shona@shonasrentals.co.nz

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē

For All Mana Rental

Short, Long Term & Holida We offer a full range of services fro assessing tenants to full management of all t

ANATOKI SALMON. Land your own lunch or order from the menu. Open 7 days, 9am-4.30pm. Ph 525 7251. Property Maintenance & As We offer total house cleaning, water bl and more ARCHWAY CAFÉ, open for the season. Closed Tuesdays. Located beside the car park at Wharariki Beach. Experience Our Hands

25 Bay Vista Drive, Pohara A substantial and spacious home offering 3 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms which are split over 2 levels offering a wide range of options for a family or a couple. The views from this property over Golden Bay are breathtaking. $870,000 MPU3544

35 Hambrook Road, Takaka Room for the pony on this beautiful private and peaceful Takaka property. The renovated 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home offers double living and stunning mature gardens. What an amazing opportunity for a family to embrace the good life. $895,000 (+GST if any). MPU3847

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


Approach & Call Us To

BRIGAND CAFÉ. Open 7 days from 11am. Providers of great Shona Martin | Propert food and live entertainment. 90 Commercial Street, Takaka. Ph 525 9636. P 0800 4 shona (74662)| M

E shona@shonasrent COLLINGWOOD TAVERN. Open 7 days, 9.30am till late. Takeaways, bottle store, bar and bistro. Ph 524 8160.www.shonasrentals

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. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 24 JANUARY 2020

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē

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

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. Open TuesdaySunday, 8am-3pm, then 5-8pm for dinner. Closed Monday. Bookings ph 524 8660.

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

Collingwood Hills. Ph 524 8692

NUGGET CAFÉ, Mangarakau, Westhaven. Open TuesdaySunday, 11am to 4.30pm. Closed Mondays. Ph 524 8051. OLD SCHOOL CAFÉ, Pakawau. Open 4pm-late Wednesday, 11am-late Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 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.

Wholemeal Café Open Sat-Thurs 7.30-3.30 Fridays 7.30-8.30 Friday nights: Eat-in or take away. Ph 525 9426

TUTORING - Primary and Secondary. English (reading), maths, sciences, history, etc, except foreign languages. References available. Ph Hamish 525 6094.

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

GALLERIES / Whakakitenga “IN THE WATER...ON THE SHORE” New works by Sarah Thomas at Tukurua Collective, 85 Tukurua Road. Ph 027 834 3245 for gallery hours.


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



restaurant café & bar

Open 7 days from 11am 90 Commercial St

bookings preferred (03)

525 9636 76 Boyle Street (Golf Course Rd) Clifton, Takaka. Ph 525 7007. Open 10am-5pm. www.earthseagallery.com

TOTOS CAFÉ PIZZERIA: Open 6 days from 10.30am to 6pm, closed Fridays. Google or Facebook for updates, Totaranui hill, ph 039 707 934. ‘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


PHONE 7183 @ 5259396 PHONE @ 5259396




Takeaways available too. Ph 525 9396.

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.

11 Richmond Road, Pohara, ph 525 8663 www.sanssouciinn.co.nz THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 24 JANUARY 2020

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. No services available for the end of December and into January 2020. We will resume again from February every Wednesday night at 7pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall. Happy New Year. 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: “A child has been born for us.”

Sunday Service 10 am Includes Kids program

Friday Night Youth

All Welcome 

During Term time Contact Jessica 0210536890

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

Ph: 5259 265

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere SUNDAY 26 JANUARY MARBLE MOUNTAIN MUSIC CLUB NIGHT, 7.30pm at Senior Citizens’ Hall. Entry $2 for members; visitors $3. Supper provided and raffles. All welcome.

TUESDAY 28 JANUARY GB WEEKLY deadline: noon on Tuesdays. Late fees apply until 4pm Tuesdays. Paradise Entertainment and Collingwood On the Spot store are our agents.


Kahurangi Christian Church

COSTUME HIRE closed until 12 February. Returns to Joan Fishley, ph 525 8338.

Celebration Sunday : 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays each month, 10:30am at Anglican Hall, Haven Rd, Collingwood. Ph Robin & Lauren Swafford 524 8498.

ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10am12.30pm, Onekaka Hall.

Community Connection: 2nd & 4th Sundays in various

formats & localities. Ph Rowan Miller 021 106 8461.


THURSDAY 30 JANUARY DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 9-11am. All welcome. MEN’S SUPPORT GROUP. Meets every Thursday, 6pm, Workcentre, 84 Commercial Street.

LATER EVENTS MOTUPIPI HALL ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND BOOK FAIR, Saturday 1 February, open 10am-2pm. Books, produce, baking. 17

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere SELF-ESTEEM COURSE, 29 February-1 March. Contact Clare Vivian-Neal clare193a@gmail.com SARAU FESTIVAL - 2020, Sunday 2 February from 3pm. Loads of country fun - come relax in the sun. Guest chef, heaps of stalls and activities. Bring your friends and neighbours to Upper Moutere. www.saraufestival.co.nz 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.

NBS Takaka

Tinbum Triathlon SATURDAY 7 MARCH 2020 Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park


300m Swim in chest-deep water

7km Mountain-bike ride

5km Run


Individual: U14, U18, U40, U50, O50 (Male & Female) Team: U14, U18, Open and Veteran O50 (Male/ Female/Mixed) Team Challenges: Business, Family, Fastest Overall


UPCOMING GIGS & EVENTS... Friday 24th January

Flyrite v

Capensis & Warp Saturday 25th January


$10 on the door


Matiu te huki (live) Saturday 1st February

state of euphoria ii SHARKRA + MAMA-PSY

7.50am-9.00am at Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park Briefing (compulsory): 9.10am Start: 9.30am Entry Fees:

Individual adult $20, Junior $15,

Teams $45

Prize-giving: Approx.11.45am

This community fun event is a community youth sport fundraiser www.goldenbaytinbum.blogspot.co.nz or follow us on Facebook Golden Bay Tinbum Triathlon

Friday 7th February


Lambi Kitty // DJ Max // Bestrong Saturday 8th February

sun & bass tour

A-SYDES // PATIFE // MC STAMINA TICKETS - $30 undertheradar.co.nz Gourmet food & burgers, Open fire, Good beer, Good people


Weekly Friday & Saturday market, or order online




Bring your visitors to Farewell Spit this Summer!

... You know you’ve been thinking about it for years

Farewell Spit Tours 0800 808 257 enquiries@farewellspit.co.nz

І www.farewellspit.co.nz Weekly Friday & Saturday market, or order online





TAKAKA DOG TRIALS Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 February

Signposted from the Cobb turnoff, Upper Takaka.


Local entries free - local prizes thanks to our sponsors. Spectators free; refreshments available. Competitors from as far as Canterbury and maybe beyond - come and see the experts! A great chance for town and country to meet.

FREE Digital Banking classes

on DORA the mobile digital learning bus.

Best times are Saturday pm and Sunday am. Ph Ian 0272 885 665

• Understand online banking • Recognise online scams • Protect yourself online

Classic Scrambles

Sessions at 10am and 1pm: Takaka Library 10 Feb –13 Feb Collingwood Library 14 Feb –15 Feb

10am Sunday 2 February

Contact Helen at Tasman District Libraries on 03 543 8500 to reserve a place. SUPPORTED BY:


Signposted on State Highway 60

Free entry for spectators Food and drink available on site T-shirts available

Coming events at

The Mussel Inn . Sat 25th HORIZONE - Funky Pop Reggae Rock Hip Hop, $10 Wed 29th MONTY BEVINS folk troubadour + REDWOOD REIDER poetry soundscape, $10 Fri 31st


Programmes to listen out for


Viva LatinoAmerica - Luz Zuniga and Jessica Diaz present an hour of Latin American Culture, Music, Current Affairs and Interviews in Spanish. Every second Thursday night at 7:00 and repeating following Monday morning at 1:00. E Lelei le Alii - Manu and Pulea host God is Good, a Samoan Christian Show. Every Sunday morning at 8:00, repeated Friday morning at 5:00

Thur 6th ONE WAKA $10 Sat 8th


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Wed 19th JACQUIE BRISTOW Thur 20th LIVE POETS - 7.30pm. All welcome. Sat 22nd SIKA $10


Tues 25th THE SCHIZOPHONICS $22 (tickets)

Evolve Festival – Evolve Festival is an celebration of old customs and new ways to transform the health and wellbeing of individuals, the community and the earth. Feed your mind, soul, heart – and tummy! Share knowledge about sustainable living, hear inspirational leaders and visionary pioneers – and dance, laugh and play. With so much on offer, there is something for everyone. Its on this weekend starting today Friday at 7pm and runs through until Sunday 6.00pm https://www.evolvefestival.co.nz/

Sat 29th MUNDI

Enviro-facts Recent articles in Nature and Science strongly advocate growing trees as an effective way to tackle climate change, pointing out that natural forests sequester forty times more carbon than plantation forests.


Dame Anne Salmond, who leads the Te Awaroa: Voice of the River project, and was 2013 New Zealander of the Year.


Golden Bay weather forecast

Saturday: Northwesterlies freshening. Cloud developing in western parts, otherwise fine and warm. Sunday: Southwesterlies easing and seabreezes developing. Mainly fine and mild. Monday: Light winds, seabreezes by day. Fine and becoming warm. Tuesday: Northerlies, freshening later. Some cloud later otherwise mainly fine and warm. 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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Valid from Friday 24 until Tuesday 28 January Friday: Westerlies freshening, although seabreezes in some areas. Mainly fine and warm.


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Golden Bay Weekly for 24th January 2020 50 Commercial Street, Takaka Golden Bay First National Licensed REAA 2008 - MREINZ

info@goldenbayproperty.com BEAUTIFUL CHARACTER VILLA




This large & private 4 bdrm villa has all the character & charm you would expect from a 1920s family home. Beautiful grounds, est. trees & gardens with 2529m2 for the kids to kick a ball & play cricket. 2 car garaging & workshop space. Ref: GB3764


A 1705m2 property, bordering QEII & only minutes walking to Póhara Beach. Home is 3 bdrms/2 bthrms, ample living, dble grge, & private sunny patio on a rear section. Only 5 minutes walk to the beach. A very appealing location. Ref: GB3765


Paul McConnon 0275 042 872

OPEN HOME Sunday 1.00 - 1.30pm

Deadline: 12pm 04/04/20 (USP) Annie Telford 027 249 1408

OPEN HOME Sunday 1.00 - 1.30pm




This Up. Takaka 1950s 2+ bdrm family home has open plan kitchen/ dining, free standing log burner with wet back & a large sep. lounge/family room has its own fire place. Relax on the large timber deck nestled on a big 1145 m2 section. Ref: GB3763

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

Paul McConnon 0275 042 872

James Mackay 027 359 0892

Price: OPEN HOME Sunday 2.00 - 2.30pm

Ph: (03) 525 8800


Price: Offers Over $599,000




BIRD’S GIFT EMPORIUM $220,000+GST (IF ANY) Be your own boss & earn a good income. A fantastic little giftware business right in Town. Very popular with locals & tourists. Financial statements avail. Call me for info. James Mackay 027 359 0892 Ref: GBC3759

Create the Good Life for your family in this 4 bdrm villa on 5,000 sqm of land (new Title to be issued). The villa has had modern improvements over time but now wants a facelift & your TLC to bring out its character & charm. Motupipi is a great place to live – walk to the primary school & only 5-10 mins drive to town or the beach. Call into my Open Home on Sunday or call me. Ref: GB3762

Deadline Sale: 12pm 04/04/20 (USP) Annie Telford 027 249 1408

OPEN HOME Sunday 2.00 - 2.30pm




This 7ha lifestyle property is loaded with potential for a new owner! The property produces quality fruit from its hundreds of trees, including avocados, citrus & nut trees & more. A 3 bdrm house + studio/sleepout + accomm. at packhouse. Ref: GB3760 Price: $1.3m+GST (if any) James Mackay 027 359 0892

Under the gaze of ‘Old Man Rock’ this 4 bdrm/2 bthrm modern home built in 2018 is a pleasure to show with all the features you would expect. Complemented by 4.75ha of land with a 3bay-shed, paddocks & gardens. Call me. Ref: GB3731



Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840




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

4ha with a large 5 bdrm Summerhill Stone home in park-like gardens, beautiful est. native trees. Income from orchard + B&B. Sheds for equip. & vehicles, sheep shearing + paddocks. Call me. Ref: GB37471

Price: $640,000+GST (if any)


Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840



Make sure you call me first to discuss my advertising specials starting in February!!

With a secure tenancy in place, full chattels & an excellent local clientele, this little café has been operating successfully for 9 years. Currently 6 days pw - Asian & Kiwi cuisine. Full financial stmts avail. Ref: GBC3755

“Committed to Great Service and Honest, Reliable, Communication”

Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577 or sarah@goldenbayproperty.com Sharon McConnon Sales Manager 0275 258 255

Paul McConnon Salesperson 0275 042 872

$1.8m+GST (if any)

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840

Annie Telford Salesperson 0272 491 408

Price: $110,000+GST (if any) Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840

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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