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Friday 31 January 2020

Titanic fun at Cardboard Boat Race

Red-crossing the line: The “Fixeruppers” emergency responders were first to finish, with the “Nessie Chasers” and “Ocean Spring” in hot pursuit. Photo: Shelley Grell. SHELLEY GRELL

One of the best things about the Tata Titanic Cardboard Boat Race last Saturday was revelling in the imagination, stealth and talent of the 15 local and visitor teams. Beach banter amongst the 300-strong spectators praised the stunning entries that lined the golden Tata Beach. “Pea-Rates” and “Nemo’s Secret” had jaws dropping in amazement with their prizewinning creative designs. The “Nessie Chaser” team of tartan-clad, blue-faced, wig-wearing, Scottish-accented paddlers from Tui Community had everyone laughing with their sea-monster chasing antics. And the emergency “Fixeruppers” team of zany nurses from the Health Centre were a hoot in their floating sea-ambulance. Both

teams deservedly stole a couple of prizes each for their efforts and entertainment. It was evident that competitors had garnered tips and tricks from previous years’ attempts and applied tactical improvements to their new creations. The windless morning, high tide, and trademark emerald-clear, calm sea made for perfect race conditions. Golden Bay Scouts were confident their “Smaug Aboard” would be an improvement on last year’s entry, with an airtight base and secret design to make it shed water at the rear. The smarts worked a treat, but “Stingray” and “Shark Tank” were just too good and stole the junior First to Finish and Sea-worthiness prizes. Mit Brereton from Adventure Flights Golden Bay got everyone’s attention and a giggle with his “Float with Mit” cardboard

upstage of his recently stolen Cessna 185 Skywagon mailbox. He said, “I’ve always wanted to build one of these for the race. It’s an exact replica of my plane – right down to the Jolly Wrenches skull and crossbones motif from the movie Planes. His eye-catching mailbox still hasn’t turned up, but Mit hopes to make another one in winter - with perhaps some added security features, he joked. Sadly, seaworthiness was not the cardboard plane’s forte. The top-heavy titanic-inspired compartmentalised design splayed its landing gear to bellyflop unglamorously onto the calmest of seas to earn Mit the Most Dramatic Sinking prize. No amount of internal paint or lucky thermal lift could have saved it. “I’d like to challenge other businesses in

the Bay to support the boat race,” Mit mooted. “The nurses always enter, and this year Miller Chiropractic has entered as well, which is cool. We need to have a business class for the race.” Race organiser Abbie Langford and MC Robina McCurdy – a long-time race supporter and Tui boat designer – were both delighted with the event. Abbie said: “I didn’t envy the judges, Bob Butts, Kevin Winter and Alan Kilgour, as the quality of the boats was amazing. We’ve been really lucky with prizes this year, thanks to so many generous sponsors, including Adventure Flights Golden Bay, Choco Loco, Take Note, NBS, Hammer Hardware and Tarakohe Port Services. It’s such a fun event that brings everyone together.” More photos on page 2.

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Tata Titanic Cardboard Boat Race

Around 300 on-shore spectators watch the 15 colourful creations competing in the Tata Titanic Cardboard Boat Race last Saturday.

Photos: Shelley Grell

Mit Brereton wowed the crowd with this replica of his Cessna 185 Skywagon - winning him the trophy for the Most Dramatic Sinking. Photo: Shelley Grell.

Riley, Chase, Khloe and Dann dodge their “Shark Tank” through Nessie and her Chasers and out-paddle Team Shark Tank and others are joined by their friends to destroy, sink and clean up their cardboard creations – the last rule of the race to qualify. Photo: Shelley Grell. “Smaug Aboard” to win the junior Seaworthiness prize. Photo: Shelley Grell.



Walking the walk for mental health JO RICHARDS

Ivan Miller from Kerikeri has already worn out four pairs of shoes on his solo walk around New Zealand – and, judging by their soles, his fifth don’t have many miles left in them. Relaxing on the back deck of the Barefoot Backpackers in Takaka, the day after a long hot walk from Collingwood, Ivan talks about the purpose of his foot-slogging circumnavigation of the coastline. “I’m doing it to raise awareness around mental health issues and suicide prevention, and to raise funds for the Mental Health Foundation [of New Zealand]. Around $6000 has been pledged so far.” As he looks forward to the next stage of his journey – a hike over Takaka Hill – Ivan looks back on the last 11 months, which have taken him from Cape Reinga, along the North Island’s west coast, down the east coast of the South Island to Stewart Island, and back up the West Coast to Karamea. He then crossed over to Golden Bay via the Heaphy Track. By the time he departs the Mainland he’ll have completed around two-thirds of his 6000km figure-of-eight route. “It’s about 200km to Picton. I’ll have done around 4000km by then. When I get to the North Island, I’ll go up the east coast and back to Cape Reinga.” Ivan says that embarking on the fundraiser was “a sudden decision”, but a long time in the making. “I’ve had my own journey through mental health issues – PTSD related. I was stuck in a dark place for seven years.” His recovery began when he signed up for an art course which, together with techniques such as mindfulness and dialectical behaviour therapy, helped to wean him off long-term medication. “It’s over 10 years since I took a pill. I got my life back, even better than before.” H i s gra d u a l p e r s o n a l enlightenment inspired him to illuminate the discussion around mental illness. “I thought I’d do this walk and

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Foot-rest: Charity walker Ivan Miller puts his feet up in Takaka. Photo: Jo Richards.

share stories to help other people get out of their dark place.” When he took his first of many steps, Ivan says that his spirit was willing, but the flesh was a little weak. “I was so unfit at the start.” However, as he walked, his body quickly adapted and was soon able to cope with other physical adversities, including a heatwave on Ninety Mile Beach and sub-zero temperatures inside his tent in Canterbury. But the walk is really about the mind, and Ivan says his was freed up as soon as he hit the road. “I had all that space to think. Most of the time I’m on my own, although I’ve had family and strangers walk with me.” Along the way, Ivan has been overwhelmed by the generosity shown to him. “I quite often get close to a town and someone offers me a meal or to carry my pack. There are a lot of good people out there. It’s changed the way I think about the world. There’s a lot of kindness

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NEWS IN BRIEF Bay under total fire ban


The prolonged hot, dry conditions - a boon for visitors, but a bane for firefighters – have resulted in Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) imposing a Prohibited Fire Season, aka a total fire ban, throughout Golden Bay. FENZ principal rural fire officer for Nelson-Tasman Ian Reade says the risk is unlikely to reduce any time soon. “The grass is drying out rapidly and once it gets more than 60 per cent dead, it takes significant rain to bring it back. We many get a sprinkling in the next few days, but it won’t change the situation.” Some types of fires will still be allowed. “Charcoal barbeques and chimineas are okay provided they meet certain conditions. If anyone is uncertain, they should visit the ‘check it’s alright’ page on our website.” Ian urges everyone to use common sense and follow some simple rules. “Think about anything that could create a spark. Do such activities early in the morning or in the evening, but not in the heat and wind of mid-day. Be careful about parking your car in long grass; we had a fire in Motueka recently which was caused by a hot exhaust pipe coming into contact with dry grass.” Commercial operators are provided with specific information and regular updates by FENZ. “We have guidelines for forestry and other outdoors industries, and we send out a daily email bulletin with advice on use of equipment and updates on the latest conditions,” says Ian. “If anyone wants to join the email list, contact us [firepermit. nelsontasman@fireandemergency.nz] and we’ll sign you up. Fireworks are a particular risk at this time of year says Ian. “We urge people not to use fireworks at all until winter.” He adds that FENZ are liaising with foresters and council about implementing further precautionary measures. “We have a list of walkways, tracks and reserves and will consider restricting access if necessary.” For advice on permitted fires, go to: https://www. checkitsalright.nz/

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Checking out the checkout

Since moving to the Bay six months ago, I have repeatedly returned products purchased from FreshChoice Takaka where the advertised “sale” price of a wide range of products does not coincide to what is rung up at the checkouts. I have made management aware of this issue each time, and been shocked to find that the prices remain misleading and incorrect until the sale has finished for that week. I feel not enough is being done to remedy this issue, our community’s “chilled” approach is being taken for granted. As consumers, it is our right to receive a receipt at the end of any purchase made in any store without having to ask for one, yet it is also our duty to make sure that the purchase has been conducted correctly. I encourage all shoppers to be vigilant at what they are buying. I myself have had this happen frequently in my short time here; I now do my shopping in Motueka. As someone who does unpaid voluntary work for community organisations in the bay, I understand this community has many low income earners. If this is affecting me, it will most definitely affect those people. Joe Sowerby Response from FreshChoice management: Good customer service and a great experience in store is at the very heart of our business and making sure we get it right for our customers every time is our priority. We have a number of checks and processes in place to ensure that prices on shelf are as advertised, including a weekly audit of our shelf prices against the circular, a cycle of audits across the whole store every two months and we utilise Electronic Shelf Ticketing to ensure that the price on shelf matches our checkout system. Since learning of Ms Sowerby’s concerns we have undertaken a full audit of our on-shelf pricing to double-check. We stock around 21,000 products in our store and if on any occasion a customer isn’t happy with the product or service, we encourage them to raise this with us so we can make it right.

Representation vs delegation

Thank you Steve for your letter (GBW 24/01). I guess I am old school. The definitions from the Oxford English Dictionary are my guide. Democracy: A form of government which the people can vote for representatives to govern the state on their behalf. Representative. To be an elected member of a law making body of a constituency. A person chosen to act and speak on the behalf of a wider group. Majority Rule: The control of a group by the majority vote of its members. Delegate: A person sent to represent others. Delegation: the action of giving ones responsibilities to someone else. My stand to be a councillor is the fact one is elected to represent the wishes and wants of the majority. To listen to the majority, their requests, and to act on them. To listen to the majority, and act on one’s conscience, which goes against the them, is not representing them. I also support Single Transferable Vote as a better way of electing our representatives. This will reduce the effect of vote splitting under First Past the Post. Finally Steve, as I am now approaching 80 years of age, I promise I will not stand again. I thank you for recognising my earlier efforts. They were because I love Golden Bay and felt the need to challenge the power and control of TDC over our special ward. I also thank those residents who gave me their vote in my three attempts at representing them. Reg Turner

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not to let their dogs chase the birds on Rangihaeata beach. However I am puzzled as to why she stood by and watched a resident harass wildlife for 10 minutes without intervention, probably because its simply not true and there is another side to the story. There had been a lone pair of nesting oystercatchers on a small rock in the mudflat with a single surviving chick. Impossible to get past without triggering that familiar parental fracas they make in their effort to draw your attention away from the chick as they lead you away from it. Dog still on lead we kept well away from the chick and walked quickly past, doubtless pleasing the parents that their noisy effort had drawn us away. “Cynthiawatch” way down the beach, no doubt hearing their impressive cries echoing off the cliff face, decided to make a similar fracas, complaining to TDC, and The GB Weekly. I can only assume she was led by her ears and not her eyes from her distant vantage point. Please Cynthia, stop alienating yourself against the very people who have lived and treasured Rangihaeata for many years, living in harmony with the wildlife long before you moved to Rangihaeata. This does not do justice to the admirable work done by Forest and Bird. Caroline Jones

Don’t complain- intervene

In response to Cynthia McConville’s letter (GBW 24/1) regarding people ignoring DOC signs to protect groundnesting shorebirds, surely had commonsense prevailed in this instance the person/s observing the “offender” standing between a chick and its parents for near on 10 minutes could have asked them to move on. This would have nipped the situation in the bud and stymied the need to complain. Lynne Cooper

Rat-free Mohua?

Let’s make Golden Bay rat free. Totally eradicating rats might seem like an ambitious goal but there are many reasons to embrace this target. Rats have a major impact in New Zealand because they are omnivores – eating native birds, seeds, snails, lizards, fruit, weta, eggs, chicks, larvae and flowers. The varied diet of rats makes them competitors with native wildlife for food sources. Rats are found in many different habitats around New Zealand and are widespread in lowland podocarp-broadleaf forests. They are good climbers, so they can access bird nests high in trees. Killing rats helps protect our native birds and other native species. Reducing the rat population also reduces the stoat population and stoats are vicious predators of our wildlife. Another reason to eliminate rats is to protect our property from these disease-carrying vermin. Rats cause damage to buildings and they are known to chew on electrical wires and cause house fires. The Mohua Blue Penguin Trust builds and sells rat trap tunnels, complete with a trap, for just $20. The tunnels are perfect for backyard trapping because they protect birds, children and pets from getting caught. A big thank you to the volunteers building the tunnels, the real estate companies who donate their used signage for recycling and to everybody who is trapping rats. To buy rat trap tunnels, complete with traps, contact goldenbaypenguins@gmail.com Ron Eckman

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Have you ever thought about how you would like Golden Bay to look and feel in 2040? A group of us have been having a lot of fun doing just that. As a follow on to the thoughtprovoking Adaptability Forum held in October 2019 a small enthusiastic group have been planning the development of a Sustainability Strategy for Golden Bay. Most of our time has been spent designing how to include the whole community in the crafting of the strategy, but we’ve also had great fun inspiring each other with our visions for the future. Our first community workshop will be at the Sustainability Hui (15 and 16 February), please come and join us for some future vision fun. If you’d like to be involved more intimately involved in the planning group – more work but more fun too – then please contact me on debbiepearson@hotmail.co.nz or ph 525 6061. We look forward to hearing your thoughts for the future. Debbie Pearson

Complaint of wildlife disturbance unfounded

I applaud Cynthia for her passion for wildlife. I think her letter (GBW 24/1) raises awareness and in many ways we are kindred spirits as I have spent the last 17 years politely asking people

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Grey Matters January 2020 SUBMITTED

There have been several important developments since the last Grey Matters bulletin. We have been in discussion with Age Concern and St John in an attempt to get a bulk purchase of Life Tubes – plastic containers that contain important information for emergency service personnel. The tubes can be kept in the refrigerator and/or the car with a sticker to indicate their presence. The current cost is $6 each, but that may change if there is enough local interest to justify a bulk order. I intend to have a sample outside FreshChoice during our upcoming membership renewal/application drive. Another significant opportunity is DORA, an initiative by Kiwibank to help people adapt to increasing digital procedures. Some of you may have seen their bus at the A&P Show, which contains computers and instructors to ease the transition to online banking. Kiwibank are arranging sessions for Takaka and Collingwood residents in the week beginning 10 February and we have arranged transport for those unable to travel independently. Please see the advert on page 17 of this issue or contact me if you interested, as places are limited. Several issues came up during Grey Power’s regular meeting with the District Health Board. It was emphasised that people should engage with the census because funding is dependent

on the number of responses. Those reluctant to provide information may want to consider that all citizens in the district will be disadvantaged by lack of participation. Also, more beds for dementia patients in Golden Bay are being considered. The Rural Omnibus idea was discussed by Grey Power members at their Top of the South meeting. There was interest expressed but details of the proposed model(s) need to be ironed out before funding and lobbying efforts can proceed. On Monday, Grey Power held its quarterly meeting with the mayor. Up for discussion was housing and a proper pedestrian crossing outside FreshChoice. A railing has been put up at the FreshChoice by the disabled parking area which should prevent tripping on the curb. FreshChoice have responded to the GreyPower request and will receive a letter of thanks. Our secretary Rosemary Jorgensen recently left the Bay, so if any member would be interested in taking up the vacancy, it would be well appreciated. If you would like to contribute to any of the above issues please contact me. You don’t need to be a Grey Power member, but if not, why not? Membership can be completed online or by contacting me. Mike Delceg, president Grey Power Golden Bay, m.delceg@xtra.co.nz

POLICE REPORT 20 January: A 20-year-old male was warned for possession of cannabis in unfortunate circumstances. 20 January: A 57-year-old local female was warned for speaking threateningly. 21 January: A 27-year-old local male was issued a precharge warning for threatening behaviour and fighting in a public place following an altercation on Reilly Street. 21 January: A 48-year-old local female was processed for driving whilst intoxicated, third and subsequent, and driving contrary to a zero alcohol licence. She appears in the Nelson District Court on 17 February. 22 January: A 38-year-old local male was arrested for wilful damage which he committed in August 2019. He had managed to avoid us all that time! He appears in court in February. 22 January: Overnight burglary to Strayburger at the Telegraph Hotel. Police are following strong leads. 22 January: A 14-year-old local male accidentally shot himself in the foot whilst setting off for a hunting trip. He will be referred to Youth Aid for being in possession of a firearm unsupervised and without a licence. We are just so thankful that a hole in his foot and probably his pride were all we were dealing with. A valuable learning curve for everyone. Please take a moment to review your own firearms security and make improvements where needed. Prevention is better

than a hole in the foot. 24 January: A 29-year-old Nelson female was processed for driving whilst intoxicated. She appears in the Nelson District Court in February. 25 January: A 43-year-old local female was arrested following a domestic incident. She will appear in the Nelson District Court charged with burglary x3 and wilful damage. A 46-year-old local male was issued a pre-charge warning for wilful damage in relation to the same incident. 28 January: A 51-year-old Wellington female was processed for driving whilst intoxicated, third and subsequent. She appears in the Nelson District Court on 21 February. Takaka Police have noticed less and less adherence to wearing a cycle helmet. This law is for your own safety so please ensure you or your guests are wearing helmets when bicycling. On the subject of cycling - the new cycle path is great. Drivers, please be aware racing bicycles cannot ride on the unsealed path and will continue to use the road. You must give them 1.5m clearance when passing. Wait until it is safe to pass, even if you have to put up with the lycra for a bit longer. Isn’t the hot weather hot! Our aircon has broken down in the patrol car so we are suffering with all our toys on. If we appear a little hot under the collar – we are. Please forgive us. Stay safe out there.

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I know—it’s summer and hot as hell, so why think about winter now? If you want winter veggies, then now is the last month to get many of them in the ground. With this hot weather there’ll be time for them to get established before the cooler weather slows plant growth. Here are some tips for getting winter crops established now: Planning: You’ll need several beds available to grow root crops like carrots, beetroot, turnip, swede or daikon radish. It’s generally too late for parsnip. Sowing root crops: Prepare your beds. Lightly till to remove weeds. During hot weather, simply rake the weeds to the edge or add them to the compost pile. Make sure the sods are small and crumb-like so the small seeds can easily germinate through the soil. Make a small furrow about 1-2cm deep, larger for beetroot. Sow seeds thinly and rake fine soil over the top. Tamp down with the rake. Scatter coffee grounds or include spring onions to deter carrot rust fly. Add some compost to beetroot as they are hungrier than carrots. Water well and cover with shade cloth to conserve moisture and deter birds

or cats. A light sprinkle of hay or straw also works. Water every day, early in the morning, to ensure good germination. Once established mulch well. Planting: Brassicas are the main crop type to get in the ground now, along with late leeks. Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and kale do best with some shade, so you could interplant them under climbing beans, for example. Make sure you add plenty of compost, etc, as they’re greedy too. Otherwise cover with a cloche or shade cloth. When planting, remove lower leaves and plant up to the remaining leaves. Firm them in well. Spray brassica seedlings weekly with Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis), a bacterium that kills moth and cabbage white butterfly larvae. Leeks are best planted using a dibber (like a pointed, bare tool handle). Add good amounts of compost, fish meal, etc to beds first and mulch the beds prior to planting. Trim tops and root tips and drop the seedlings into the hole made by the dibber. Just water them well and loose soil will cover the roots. Shade helps now, too. All that remains is making sure everything doesn’t dry out... not easy in weather like this. .



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Vegetable care Harvest shellout beans. Hang-dry. Harvest onions, remove soil, sun-dry and hang in a cool, breezy place under cover. Harvest sweetcorn when tassels go brown. Direct-sow last late French beans and zucchini. Sow green crops in spare beds eg buckwheat and lupin. Keep harvesting cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchinis and beans to stimulate ongoing fruiting. Remove laterals and train tomatoes and cucumbers. Thin carrots. Mound. Make compost as you weed. Plant very late potatoes, mound/mulch them and cover with insect cloth vs the psyllid insect pest. Throw kumara laterals over themselves to stop runners rooting, or trim ends. Stake and tie up crops to save for seed eg coriander, lettuce. Hothouse: Replace yellow sticky cards for whitefly control, or buy Enforce. Keep well ventilated. Spray with garlic and pyrethrum vs aphids or whitefly. For transplanting: All seeds 6-7 February. Leafy greens (spinach, spinach beet, silverbeet/chard, lettuce, endive, cabbages, cauliflower and broccoli) (also 8 and 16-17 Feb). Herbs and flowers, eg aquilegia (15 Feb). Sow direct: 6-7 February. Mesclun salad and spring onions (also 8 and 16-17 Feb). Late French beans (also 12 and 22 Feb). Radish, carrots, beetroot, kohlrabi, turnip, swede (also 8 and 16-17 Feb). Flowers, eg candytuft (15 Feb). Plant: Best 1-6 and 20-29 Feb. Salad greens, silverbeet, spinach, cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, late zucchini and leeks. Flowers, eg iris bulbs.

Herb care Sow herb seed directly, eg parsley. Plant herbs, eg late basil. Harvest herbs for drying. Keep weeding and watering. Fruit care Harvest summer fruits: peaches, nectarines, plums, apples, pears. Dispose of rotten fruit. Net to protect from birds. Wrap fruit-tree trunks with cardboard and/or paste to trap moth larvae. Feed codling-mothed fruit to chooks. Support heavily laden branches, or trim. Prune grapes to six leaves past the fruits. Remove laterals. Remove tips on fig branches for better fruit development. Manage understorey for mulch and airflow. Prune citrus when harvesting. Wind-protect young plants. Spray with neem oil for scale insect, etc, to minimise sooty mould outbreaks. Spray garlic and pyrethrum with neem oil on fruits like apples to deter woolly apple aphid. For silverleaf fungus, insert trichodowels (vinevax) in trunk. General garden care Weed, water (early morning) and mulch everything to conserve water. Liquid-fertilise weekly, especially fruiting crops like capsicum. Cut comfrey regularly and fill fertiliser drum. Mulch-mow lawn on high setting. Collect seaweed/seagrass and mulch. Prune perennials after flowering. Trim shelter for airflow. Chip branches to make woody compost/mulch THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 31 JANUARY 2020

GOLDEN BAY’S NEWS IN BRIEF Last weekend’s tango in paradise SHELLEY GRELL

Visitors who happened to be passing Pohara Beach on Saturday were treated to a romantic afternoon sight. Opposite the tennis courts, a gathering of around 40 Golden Bay tango dancers were romancing the Pohara sand as if no one was watching. The intimate and carefree and moment was part of a weekend of dance events that included a social at the Pohara Hall later that night. The group meets regularly at Sans Souci and during the open mic on Thursdays at the Brigand. To find out more email Ute Maurer at goldenbaytango@gmail.com

Project Mohua update Earlier this year, the Project Mohua Management Group was formed to help support and coordinate conservation projects in Golden Bay. In September we held a Community Conservation Forum where local conservation groups and individuals came together to network, share successes, discuss challenges and needs, and hear about other projects. Following on from the success of this forum, we held a strategic planning session in November. Here we began the process of setting out priorities for conservation across Golden Bay. Knowing exactly what we want to achieve helps us better enable conservation groups to achieve big things in 2020 and beyond. With that in mind, Tasman Environmental Trust and Project Mohua are pleased to announce several projects have already

received funding approval for 2020 from the Cobb Mitigation Fund. Whitebait Connection’s fantastic work with the Motupipi River Restoration Group and Takaka Primary School will continue to be funded. A grant has been approved for Forest and Bird to complete restoration at the Oxbow near Paines Ford (including a repeat survey to see whether fish numbers have increased). A big thank you to our local community for their generous contributions to this project. Project De-Vine will continue their herculean weed control efforts throughout Golden Bay with funding from the Cobb Mitigation Fund, DOC, TDC and other grants. You can already see the positive impact their sustained efforts are making across Golden Bay, with many more areas set to receive the constant attention it takes to ensure eradication and/or control. And finally, a great example of what the Project Mohua concept can achieve if we all continue to work together. Restoration of the Motupipi River (MR WERP) recently received an additional $70,000 funding from the Lotteries Grants Board. With contributions from TDC, Fonterra, TET, Landcare Trust, private landowners and the community, this project has brought significant improvements and biodiversity benefits to the river - and will continue to do so long into the future. Anna Reynolds is our local administrator for Project Mohua. You can contact her at projectmohua@tet.org.nz.

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Experience chamber music up-close and at its very finest. The Adam Summer School returns to Nelson to enthral audiences with two spectacular finale concerts, showcasing New Zealand’s talented string and piano students in performance. Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile Street, Nelson on 16 February at 3.30pm and 8pm. NCMA’s Lunchtime Concert Series returns 20 February, from 1-1.45pm, with 2021 Adam Troubadours. The 2021 Adam Troubadours are a group of New Zealand’s leading young chamber musicians who have been appointed to undertake the Adam Chamber Music Festival’s successful development programme which is a popular feature of its festivals. On 27 February NCMA resident artist Michael Tsalka returns to NCMA for the first time since 2018. For his first solo concert, Michael will perform works by Scarlatti, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Grieg. Lunchtime concert, 1-1.45pm. Experience authentic New York jazz with two phenomenal jazz artists from the US. Charlie Porter (trumpet) and David Rozenblatt (drums) will be joined by respected NZ musicians Mat Fieldes (bass) and Nick Granville (guitar) for a one-off jazz session in the Nelson School of Music Auditorium. 27 February 27 from 7pm-9pm. Tickets can be booked via the Nelson Centre of Musical Ar ts website: https://ncma.nz/events/ or by phoning 03 548 9477, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

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Rodney Watson has stepped up to the role of pastor for God Unlimited, otherwise known as the Church of Christ. Takaka’s branch is part of a larger national body known as the Christian Churches of New Zealand (CCNZ). Annesbrook Church, in Saxton Road, Stoke, is the national headquarters. “So we are affiliated to them, along with 25 to 30 churches, mostly in the South Island,” explained Rodney. Rodney moved to Golden Bay with his wife, Jess, and their five children eight years ago. He worked on the Harwoods’ dairy farm at Upper Takaka for five years. Being a qualified builder, he worked for Cluster Constructions on the new Recreation Centre. Following that he gained work with local builder Frank Byrne. Late in 2018, the previous pastors of God Unlimited, David and Dorothy Thorpe, approached Rodney with the idea of undergoing some specific training toward a dedicated leadership role in the church. After thinking it through carefully, Rodney decided to “jump at it” and studied at the Annesbrook Leadership College. On 15 October 2019 he stepped into the pastor’s role and graduated at the end of 2019 with a New Zealand Certificate in Christian Ministries, Level 4. “That was the initial level of study,” Rodney explained. “I’m enrolled to continue with the Level 5 diploma this year.” The study is both online and class time, including internship, which the role of pastor ticks off nicely. The preaching side of the job, previously monthly, will become a weekly task. Rodney has found himself on a new learning curve in speaking to a fully attentive audience. “I’ve had these pastors I’ve looked up to all this time, and now it’s me. So in a real sense I’ve got a massive responsibility.” He enjoys huge support from his wife, Jess, who works as ministry facilitator, alongside his dedicated leadership team. “Simply put, my role is to focus on leading the direction of where the church is going and to care for the people,” said Rodney. As the pastor’s role requires being a teacher, counsellor,

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The Golden Bay community will have a chance to bring the sounds of Africa to life in the Bay through drumming and dance with a workshop being run by professional performer Koffie Fugah in February. Koffie Fugah is a skilled, inspirational master drummer dancer from Ghana, West Africa. He has been teaching friendly, exuberant workshops to people all around the world for over 15 years. In this fully immersive drum camp he aims to inspire fun and enjoyment as you learn and experience the joy of West African music, drumming and dance in a relaxed and friendly environment. Participants will be introduced to West African Djembe drumming, the techniques and all the different parts that make West African Djembe rhythms so danceable.They’ll learn the traditional songs that go with the rhythms as well as the history behind it. The workshop is family-friendly and a fun experience for beginners and experienced drummers alike. All levels are welcome. Organiser, Ian K Brown, says, “last year Koffie held a one-day workshop in Takaka and, after this, we decided to run a four-

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Zentec techies: Owner of Zentec, Josh Hawkins (left) with assistant Mukunda Knowles. Photo: Neil Wilson. NEIL WILSON

A new name, a new staff member and an imminent addition to the family mean that change is in the air for Josh Hawkins’ business – and his life. Until recently, Josh traded under the name Joshua Tree but, when his new signs went up this week, the business became known as Zentec. The business changes have been coming for a while but the design work for the brand identity started about three months ago. “Jude at X+Y Creations did a very helpful branding exercise and that helped me to work out the essence of what I’m trying to achieve,” says Josh. “I sat down and wrote a kind of mission statement and that led to the new name. “The mission statement is: ‘to provide quality technical support and products to Golden Bay, encouraging a healthy and peaceful relationship between people and their devices.’ That is the intention behind the new name.” “As my business has grown in the last few years it’s become obvious that I’ve needed to do something to ensure that it remains as responsive as possible. Being responsive is something I’ve prided myself on.” Mukunda Knowles has joined the business as a traineeassistant and he says he loves learning while helping Josh out, especially at the company’s front desk in Commercial Street. Josh is equally happy to have him. “Having Mukunda on board means that we’re likely to be

open from 9am ‘till 5pm Monday to Friday within the next few weeks. The peaceful part of the statement will be achieved by the way Mukunda and I respond to clients’ needs and the environment they come into.” Mukunda (17) is a born-and-bred Golden Bay local. He first came to Josh’s attention when he did work experience with him as a year 10 student. He completed year 12 at GBHS before leaving school at the end of 2019 to take up his job at Zentec. Josh says that Mukunda is a perfect fit for the peaceful and positive atmosphere he is developing in his business. He is also already proving adept at a wide range of tasks - like selling the expanded range of tech accessories and peripherals - that will enable Josh to concentrate on other aspects of his growing business. Josh says that the changes to his business will help him to support his family in Golden Bay, especially now that he and partner Alida are expecting their first child in May. “Having Mukunda here is going to help me grow the business to support my family and also help me to be available to my family.” Josh explains that Mukunda is doing a type of apprenticeship on the job. “I’ve signed him up to an online training course which is hundreds and hundreds of hours. He’s started the first 50-hour online course already. When he’s not busy with other work, he’ll be learning more about the details of IT work. That learning never stops because the field is changing so rapidly.”


The variable oystercatcher (torea) is a familiar sight along the Golden Bay coastline. This black heavy-built bird full of character has a conspicuous orange bill, a vivid red iris with orange eye ring, and strong pink legs. They are often seen in pairs fossicking and probing for food along beaches and in estuaries. Since mid December I have observed closely the efforts of two pairs as they attempt to nest and raise their young on the shoreline of the Waitapu Estuary at Rangihaeata. One pair chose to nest on the sandy shoreline, the other on a rocky promontory. Sadly, the pair that chose the sandy shore abandoned their nest after three weeks of incubation. I found the nest empty, their two beautiful speckled eggs gone. I could find no obvious explanation for this. Just one week later the remaining pair hatched a single chick. Following the daily progress of this one chick has given me a greater appreciation of the variable oystercatcher’s dedication as parents. Baby oystercatchers are trained to eat by their parents. They cannot feed themselves. Hiding the chick amongst rocks, these adult birds open cockles and carry the contents to their chick. As it gets older the chick will follow its mother around constantly observing how she gets food. Variable oystercatchers or VOCs (as we birders call them) are classified as waders. They don’t have webbed feet and they seldom swim although they can for a short time. I was treated to this spectacle on an incoming tide when both parents and the chick were marooned on a rock that was fast disappearing under the water. With minutes to spare one bird flew to the shore while the other entered the water and started to swim towards it. The chick, barely 48 hours old, followed. Heart in mouth I watched it bobbing up and down in the waves like a toy duck in a bath until it finally reached dry land. VOCs deserve a parenting award. How delighted I will be if this chick survives long enough to “fledge”, ie fly on its own. Cynthia McConville

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Reuben Wood has moved his brand, Sketchy Tattoo, to Somniferous Ink, an upmarket professional studio on Commercial Street, Takaka. Together with Marion of BOP Creative, Mako of SoulTribe Ink and apprentice Jill of Dandi Lionheart Tattoos, they offer a wide variety of personally catered skin art styles. Reuben has now operated in Golden Bay for two years, and envisaged the new space as a comfortable, light environment with a professional level of cleanliness. Sanitation is a top priority, a factor many customers have commented on in the new venue. “We’ve been really busy,” said Reuben. “Now being on the street is making a crazy difference.” The tattooing industry is unregulated in New Zealand, so the team has adopted the most stringent American standards, including a strict R18 policy. All the equipment used is of the highest industry standard and the inks are produced in medicalgrade laboratories. Reuben, the driving force behind Somniferous Ink, has been tattooing for five years. He undertook a night-time apprenticeship with a tattoo artist in Wellington whilst working days at WETA Digital. His art depicts animals and botanicals, which are customdesigned for his clients. He enjoys the human interaction that is integral to tattooing and is the shop’s colour specialist.

Marion, a lifelong artist from France, entered the world of tattooing after experimenting with multiple art forms. Her creative self-expression took her from carving and painting to her intricate designs that marry sacred geometry, nature, and the human form. On meeting Marion, Reuben immediately recognised her potential and offered her a space to work in with him. For the past year, with Reuben’s mentoring, she has been training how to apply her original designs to the bodies of her clients. Mako, the current guest artist, is due to leave in late January but says he will be back. He has studied tā moko with highly renowned tohunga whakairo (master carvers) and developed his own style. Mako has a degree from Toihoukura (Gisborne) in Contemporary Māori Art and Design, studied whakairo at Te Wananga (Whangarei), then spent a year carving, under a tohunga whakairo. When asked to work for a local tattoo shop in Whangarei, Mako accepted. “It’s not something you can decide you want to do,” explained Mako. “It’s something that you can’t escape.” All three tattooists have practiced the art by tattooing their own thighs first, and having trusting friends provide a canvas. Apprentice Jill aims to become an in-house tattooist within the year. Somniferous Ink is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-4 pm, Sunday-Monday by appointment only.

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Town and country have another opportunity to meet when the annual Takaka Dog Trials get underway at Upper Takaka this weekend. Running over Saturday and Sunday, the event is free for spectators. Although the meeting has a relaxed atmosphere, secretary of the Takaka Dog Trial Club Ian Alach says there will be some top shepherding on show. “As our trial contributes points toward competing in the national championships, competitors come from all over the Top-of-the-South as well as from Canterbury and other parts of the country.” Teams of one man – or woman – and their dog will compete in two heading-dog and two huntaway classes. In each of the classes there are open, intermediate and maiden prizes up for grabs. Ian is expecting a good field of entries. “We’ve had quite a few say they are coming – including a good handful of locals. I might even run a dog this year.” There will be a barbecue and the cookhouse will serve lunch plus morning and afternoon teas. And, while it is a good idea to bring sunscreen, folding chairs, and cash for food, visitors are asked to leave their dogs at home, unless they are competing. Ian believes that the event provides a great opportunity for people to discover dog trialling. “We welcome spectators – and

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7pm, Catholic Church Hall. Ph 0800 229 6757. GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays. TAKAKA Squash Club wishes to acknowledge the generosity of the following local farmers and others who have made substantial donations to our club throughout the year: John and Deanna Byrne, Dos Rios, Richard and Amanda Tait, Aaron and Joy Griffiths, Dave andSally-Anne Scotland, David and Tania Hurst, Alan and Shelley Palmer. Special thanks also to the Balck family (firewood donations) and continued support from NBS and First National Golden Bay. These donations are hugely beneficial to our club and help to keep our annual subs at an affordable level. April marks the new squash membership year, and renewals will be required prior. Any queries, please contact the club via our Facebook page “Takaka Squash Club” or call into First National and see Paul or Sharon.

GOLDEN Bay Netball AGM, followed by general meeting, Tuesday 18 February, 7.30pm, Rec Park.

Rec Centre New people NEEDED for key committee roles. Contact Marian 027 924 2218 or Adge 027 309 8871 for information

A year has now passed since my accident on Mt Lockett. I am back to normal and my range of walks is growing again. Thanks for all the good wishes, encouragement, kind thoughts, prayers, and friendly smiles. They have helped my recovery. I felt the aroha and am so grateful that I live in such a supportive community as Golden Bay. Derry Kingston.

CHAMBERLAIN, Cyril Henry. Passed 21January 2020. Dearly loved husband, lover and best mate of Colleen for 51 years. Much loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. What will I do without you my darling? Private funeral held. Messages to 2/102 Terrace Road, Parkvale, Hastings 4122. Ph 027 476 2180, cc.chamberlains@xtra.co.nz CHAMBERLAIN, Cyril Henry, 21 July 1932-21 January 2020. We wish to let family and friends know that Cyril had a small family service last week in Hastings for his passing. Cyril will be sadly missed. Graeme and Cherie, Tyler, Emma and Cooper; Djan, Jasmine, Xavier and Oaklee; Shem, Luken and Aleisha. Messages to C Chamberlain, 700 Maxville Drive Parkvale Hastings 4122 or G Chamberlain, 39 Abel Tasman Drive, Takaka 7110.

PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui GOLDEN Bay Lions are still collecting secondhand reading glasses and spectacles. These can be left with the friendly staff at Golden Bay Pharmacy. 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. COLLINGWOOD Playcentre welcomes all families to play and learn together in a supportive community. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am-12.30pm behind Collingwood Area School. All welcome. PATTISONS SWIMMING LESSONS, 15/16 February. Excellent swimming tuition for five years+ at the heated Rockville Pool. Four lessons for $47. Ph Jordy 03 548 0932. AL-ANON family groups. Strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers. Weekly meetings. Ph 0508 425 2666, www.al-anon.org.nz ALCOHOLICS Anonymous. If you want to drink that’s your business. If you want to stop we can help. Meeting Thursdays THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 31 JANUARY 2020

FREEVIEW satellite TV. Ph 027 246 2432. GARDENING services. Ph Carlos 027 751 9730. GB CHIMNEY SWEEPING, SPIDER AND FLY SPRAYING Ph 524 8795 or 027 434 5405

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

Central Takaka School

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

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.

Tuesday 4th February 2020 The Principal, Steve McLean, will be available at school between 9am - 12pm on the 30th January. For any queries please leave a message at the school on 525 9200.

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. HELPING HANDS ph 525 6226. Te Whare Mahana Supported Employment. Lawnmowing, line trimming, garden maintenance, riparian planting, scrub-cutting, gutter cleaning, recycling, pothole repair, waterblasting, window cleaning, house moves. How can we help?

CYRIL Chamberlain passed away peacefully on 21 January 2020 at Hastings hospital. Much loved father of Stephen, Teresa, and grandfather of Tamzyn. RIP Dad. steve@goldenbaybuilders. co.nz CYRIL Chamberlain passed peacefully on 21 January 2020 at Hastings hospital. Loving father of Julie and Pud, granddad of Natasha, Leyton, late Raymond and Shane. Great-granddad of Quinn, Hunta, Jett and Indi. Will be sadly missed. Ph 027 287 7067.

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

GOLDEN BAY ROOFING. Re-roof, repairs, maintenance. goldenbayroofing@yahoo.com, ph 027 395 0037.

for Term 1 2020 beginning at 9am.


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

GOLDEN BAY DIGGER HIRE 1.7 tonne. Ph 027 713 0684

Golden Bay Assn Football Club Tuesday 11 February, 7.30pm

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.

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



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

HUEBLER Electrical - for a job done well. New phone number: 027 616 6164 (no landline anymore). FB page: Huebler.Electrical

School starts Tuesday 4 February

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

If you have not yet enrolled, please pop by the school so that I can meet you and show you around.

NGANGA PICTURE FRAMING, Collingwood, enquiries ph 021 107 6312, 524 8660. Expert framing by a professional artist.

The school will be closed on 6 Feb for Waitangi Day and 7 Feb for a Teacher Only Day.

ORANGE Rentals have rental cars, trailers and a furniture trailer available for hire. Ph 027 337 7147.

Please remember to pack togs, towels and sunhats every day in Term 1.

PAINTING. Quality, efficient service, available now. Ph Luca Borrelli 022 086 1842. PASSPORT photos, quality guaranteed. Available any time. Ph Ken George 525 6235.

TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga ACCOUNTANT. Long-standing market leader with unbeatable professional qualifications and experience. Warn & Associates, ph 525 9919. 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

PATONS ROCK STORAGE. Modern, insurance-approved, alarmed. Self-locking various sized units, some 24/7. Owner lives on premises. Ph Gavin 525 9956. 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.

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

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

ANDY CLARK ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN. Available for any building design or consent needs. Ph 525 9228, 027 228 1503.


ARBORIST. Certified. The Tree Doctor, all aspects of tree care. Free quotes. Ph Chris 021 0264 7942.

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

AFFORDABLE Carpentry Services. Ph Rick 027 919 1326.

ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580. ARCHITECTURAL design, residential building. Ph Peter Fersterer 525 8132.

SUMMER pruning. Soil testing. Permaculture design. Organic gardening advice/mentoring. Edible landscaping. Sol Morgan, GroWise Consultancy, ph 027 514 9112.

CARS, 4WD, caravans removed. Will buy some models. 020 4167 1519.


TAKAKA Self Storage, Commercial Street. Have containers (new) available. Excellent security, cameras etc. Ph 525 6181.

CARS wanted. Will pick up for free (some conditions apply). Motueka Auto Parts. Ph 03 528 9576.

TRACKS, quality steel, 10 colours, various length brackets, can include bends. Ph Tracey at Imagine designs for all your blinds, tracks, curtains, sheers and more, 027 440 0071. Showroom next to GB Glass.

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.

TREE removal, confined area felling, chipping, chipper hire. Fully insured. Ph 525 7597, 027 212 4020. WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726. 13

HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora LOLLY Dadley-Moore, Craniosacral Therapist. Ph 027 338 9504, lollydadleymoore@gmail.com 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.

REFLEXOLOGY: Relaxing and balancing. For an appointment ph/txt Ariane Wyler 021 02 607 607.


Valid to Golden Bay residents for your first 1 hour booking (normally $70 now $35) Emma Sutherland ND Naturopath/Massage Therapist/Reiki Master P 027 487 2639 Email: emma@ameliorate.nz


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

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




22 Meihana Street, Takaka www.takakachiropractic.com

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

Specialised Accounting

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.


ACC Registered

& A S S O C I AT E S

Unbeatable Professional Qualifications Experience & Service

Dr Sally Dawson

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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


027 732 4476 Tuesdays & Fridays

Grant Watson

Manipulative Physiotherapist Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

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

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

Call 0800 749 739 for info or an appointment today


Ph/txt David 0274 333 459

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

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

03 525 8327

or book online: www.earhealth.co.nz

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NEUROLINX. Masters Proficiency Certified. For all health challenges and well-being. Back pain, learning difficulties, low energy, virus.

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.

MSc (Chiro), DC, MNZCA

HAIR REVOLUTION. Excellence in hairdressing, waxing and facials. Feel beautiful. Ph 525 9898. IRIDOLOGY readings, herbal medicine, Reflexology, Reiki. Lisa Williams, ph 525 6150, txt 027 451 9797, www. goldenbayiridology.com

Inga Schmidt

021 180 7789

Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St

Healing with Grace

www.healthfocus.co.nz ACC registered

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. 14

Grace Shields 021346642 ♥ 5258106 BTSM, RMT MNZ

Gift Vouchers Available


New Listing/Open Home New Listing/Open Listing/Open Home Home New

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.

New Listing/Open Home

TENDER: Closes 1:00 pm 18th Feb Will not be sold prior Viewing: Sunday 2nd Feb 11:00 - 11:30 am www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20954

5 Bay View Terrace, Patons Rock

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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

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TENDER: Closes 1:00 pm 18th Feb Will not be sold prior Viewing: Sunday 2nd Feb 11:00 - 11:30 am www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20882

7 Bay View Terrace, Patons Rock 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.

New Listing/Open Home

Set Date of Sale: Closes 1:00 pm 13th Feb Viewing: Sunday 2nd Feb 1:00 - 1:30 pm www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20939

11 Leisure Lane, Takaka

BIG AND BRAND NEW No sooner than this house was completed, then 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!!

Open Home

Offers Invited Viewing: Saturday 1st Feb 11:00 - 11:30am www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20938

5 McDonald Place, Collingwood

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 w ww.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20951

New Listing

76 Cook Road, Bainham

Property Management Our award winning service offers: • 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 PROPERTY WANTED / Rawa hiahia

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko

SINGLE, mature male looking for permanent accommodation. GARAGE sale. Saturday 1 February, 8am-1pm, Patons Rock Have references. Ph 020 4120 0710. Storage. Downsizing. All household goods, furniture, massage SMALL cottage wanted to rent near Milnthorpe Park. Please table, baby gear, all sorts. ph Renford 020 4078 9258. BLINDS, blinds, blinds: UV and heat protection, roller, duette, SEEKING long-term space to park tiny house trailer for simple venetian and more, ph Imagine designs for a free quote, 027 living, gardening. Couple with four- year- old. Ph 022 464 7212. 440 0071, or view our showroom 96b Commercial St, Takaka. WINDSCREENS. Replaced or repaired at Golden Bay Glass. 96 PROPERTY AVAILABLE / Rawa watea Commercial St. Ph 525 7274.

For All Your Property Management & Rental Requirements

HOT water cylinder 180L, $100. Ph 021 070 8252.

FIREWOOD SECONDS. Load your own, $20 per car trailer. Monday (Nelson Anniversary) 8am-12pm, Bay Firewood, 315 Takaka-Collingwood Highway. Ph 027 769 6348.

Shona Martin, Property Manager


SEA kayak, Necky Looksha 14, with rudder, paddle, skirt. Excellent for coastal exploring and touring. Like new. $800 ono. Ph 525 6277. 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.

SHEERS, curtains, blinds, cushions, fabrics, liners, curtain tapes, hooks. Imagine designs next to GB Glass. BEDFORD housebus, $17,000, view at Sandcastle, Pohara. Txt 022 631 2451. YURT, original Mongolian, $2500 ono. Ph 027 352 0952.

P 0800 4 shona (74662) M 021 217 8959 E shona@shonasrentals.co.nz


Licensed Agent REAA 2008

For All Your Property Management and Rental Requirements

Short, Long Term & Holiday Homes We offer a full range of services from rental appraisals, assessing tenants to full management of all types of properties


Property Maintenance & Assistance We offer total house cleaning, water blasting, lawn mowing and more Experience Our Hands On Approach & Call Us Today

Shona Martin | Property Manager

$15 Email: admin@gbweekly.co.nz

& Saturday market, or order online P 0800 4 shona (74662)|Weekly M 021Friday 217 8959 www.elliscreekfarm.co.nz 0272624636 $50 E shona@shonasrentals.co.nz Ph 524 8282





FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē coffee container open for coffees and muffins from 7am. Ph 525 9396.

H20 Cat Fountain

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

Provides 2L of fresh, filtered water for a happier & healthier cat! While stocks last


Enjoy the fragrance and colour of Spring Flowers! Freesias, Hyacinths, Anemones, Ranunculus in store now, More on the way!

• 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

FOUND. Spectacles, black frame. Parapara beach, Sunday. Ph 027 897 1661.


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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

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.

We are looking for a motivated reliable person for a permanent part-time position to join our team at Hammer Hardware. The Role includes customer service and assisting with inward goods. Currently the role would be for two 8 hour days per week plus occasional weekend work. As we are growing the business there will be an opportunity to increase hours per week.

BRIGAND CAFÉ. Open 7 days from 11am. Providers of great food and live entertainment. 90 Commercial Street, Takaka. Ph 525 9636.

Applicants will need to be physically fit and have great interpersonal skills. Customer service and computer experience would be preferred but not essential.

CURRY LEAF. Open 7 days, 11.30am til late. Chef-made food, takeaway prices. Ph 525 8481. Phone orders welcome.

If this sounds like you please email your details to goldenbay@hammerhardware.co.nz.

We’re your local

Customer Services Officer - Takaka Are you an energetic and enthusiastic individual committed to providing excellent customer service? If yes, then this role is for you. We are currently looking for a permanent full-time Customer Services Officer for the team in Takaka. You'll need to be passionate about providing quality customer service and have at least three years' experience in a similar customer services environment. Your calming personality and problem solving skills will be put to good use in this position, as will your sharp and well-honed computer skills. The role also provides back-up administration support for the Golden Bay Community Board so if you have previous experience with agenda preparation and minute taking then this will add real value when we read your application. You will also act as 2iC to the Team Leader - Customer Services in their absence. Online applications can be submitted on our website careers.tasman.govt.nz and further information can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Team on (03) 543-8393 or email vacancy@tasman.govt.nz. Applications close 19 February 2020.

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.

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


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

Key skills we are looking for

Phone 525 9868 LOST AND FOUND / Ngaronga/Kitenga

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

TOTALLY ROASTED, wood-fired pizzas are back. Dine in or takeaway, Thursdays and Fridays from 4 till 8pm. Takeaway


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

Collingwood Hills. Ph 524 8692



restaurant café & bar

Open 7 days from 11am 90 Commercial St

bookings preferred (03)

525 9636

‘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


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 31 JANUARY 2020


UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for Holy Communion at 10am. Rev Dr Don Fergus. Sermon: “Made to be good.”


Sunday Service 10 am

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.

Friday Night Youth

SUSTAINABLE GB HUI, 15-16 February at Sustainable Living Centre (Community Gardens), 10am till 5pm each day.

Includes Kids program




All Welcome 

During Term time Contact Jessica 0210536890

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


Takeaways available too. Ph 525 9396.

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.

Vivian-Neal clare193a@gmail.com

Ph: 5259 265

COLLINGWOOD PLAYCENTRE welcomes all families to play and learn together in a supportive community. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am-12.30pm behind Collingwood Area School. All welcome.

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.

LEARNING / Akonga / Huarahi ako/mahi ART AND CREATIVITY: Weekend workshop in Collingwood with Wellington artist and TLC tutor John Cornish. 22 and 23 February. Details: www.arthavennz.com. Ph Lisa 021 461 148.



FREE Digital Banking classes

on DORA the mobile digital learning bus. • Understand online banking • Recognise online scams • Protect yourself online

Sessions at 10am and 1pm: Takaka Library 10 Feb –13 Feb Collingwood Library 14 Feb –15 Feb Contact Helen at Tasman District Libraries on 03 543 8500 to reserve a place. SUPPORTED BY:


027 5555 937

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


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

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere SATURDAY 1 FEBRUARY MOTUPIPI HALL ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND BOOK FAIR, Saturday 1 February, open 10am-2pm. Books, produce, baking.

SUNDAY 2 FEBRUARY SARAU FESTIVAL - 2020, 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

TUESDAY4 FEBRUARY 76 Boyle Street (Golf Course Rd) Clifton, Takaka. Ph 525 7007. Open 10am-5pm. www.earthseagallery.com


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

WEDNESDAY 5 FEBRUARY COSTUME HIRE closed until 12 February. Returns to Joan Fishley ph 525 8338.

SACRED Heart Catholic faith community Takaka celebrate ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10amMass on Sundays at 5pm, behind the historic church building 12.30pm, Onekaka Hall. in the former Catholic Hall. A warm welcome to all. CHRISTIAN Church of Golden Bay. Wednesday night service THURSDAY 6 FEBRUARY 7pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall. Pastors Jason and Teresa Brough ph MEN’S SUPPORT GROUP. Meets every Thursday, 6pm, 525 9971. Pastor Carol Robinson ph 525 8396. Senior Pastor Workcentre, 84 Commercial Street. Phil Baker ph 525 8396.

Golden Bay Easter Fair Rec Park Centre, Golden Bay 12 April 2020 10am - 3pm For more information, or to book a stall, contact Laura on 027 525 9233 or visit www.recparkcentre.co.nz/events/golden-bay-easter-fair

GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them LATER EVENTS each Sunday, 10am at Takaka and 4.45pm at Collingwood. SELF-ESTEEM COURSE, 29 February-1 March. Contact Clare THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 31 JANUARY 2020


Empowerment for a better

Sustainable Golden Bay Hui

SAT 15TH & SUN 16TH February 10AM - 5PM Garden Tour & Weed Walk Healthy Local Lunch and drinks Children Activities

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

Golden Bay MMA (VVCK & BQC) training Fridays AND Saturdays

2pm-4pm @ Takaka Masonic Community Hall (next to Roots Bar) Costs vary, booking essential, phone James Abbott 021 889 084

Theatre classes for kids, youth and adults with Martine Baanvinger

@ Golden Bay Sustainable Living Centre 24 Waitapu Gardens, Takaka one day admission $10, both day Admission $15

Coming events at

The Mussel Inn Fri 31st

RICHTER CITER REBELS - famous New Orleans jazz band from Wellington, $10

FEBRUARY Sun 2nd OLD THUMPERS shakedown and prize giving after the dust has settled Mon 3rd ANDY IRVINE – famous Irish folk singer from Ireland. 8pm, $15 Thur 6th ONE WAKA, $10 Sat 8th MAN FROM ATLANTA, $10 Wed 12th PROSAD + GLASS HEART STRING CHOIR, $10 Sat 15th SEAMOUSE, $10 Wed 19th JACQUIE BRISTOW, $10

Perfect for couples, a playground for families and a paradise for hikers!


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

Programmes to listen out for Yoga Beats - Spare a moment and join Sam Blanchard on Yoga Beats where she shares some ideas from the ancient world of yoga that may lighten the load. Yoga Beats airs every fourth Friday morning at 10 and replays the following Friday morning at midnight. Yoga Beats is kindly supported by The Courthouse Cafe in Collingwood. Green Thumbs & Dirty Fingers - Experienced gardener Philippa Foes-Lamb shares her local gardening knowledge with tips on when, where and what to plant in the top of the south. Fortnightly on Tuesday morning at 10:40, replaying the following Sunday afternoon at 2.40. Kindly supported by Nelson Farmers’ Market. Heart & Soul - Documents stories of faith and spirituality from around the world. Every Sunday morning at 11:00. From The BBC World Service.

UPCOMING GIGS & EVENTS... Friday 31st January

Matiu te huki (live) + friends $10

Saturday 1st February

state of euphoria ii SHARKRA + MAMA-PSY $10 Friday 7th February


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

sun & bass tour

A-SYDES // PATIFE // MC STAMINA LILY WYLDFLOWER TICKETS - $30 undertheradar.co.nz Sunday 9th February

galanjah bob marley tribute

75th Anniversary Gathering Gourmet food & burgers, Open fire, Good beer, Good people



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TG COURIERS Nelson-G Bay-Nelson every day but Sunday Efficient, friendly service. Here early morning, gone before lunchtime,

Call Tony on 027 299 9288 Weekly Friday & Saturday market, or order online







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.

at The Mohua Eatery & Bar

Competitors from as far as Canterbury and maybe beyond - come and see the experts! A great chance for town and country to meet.

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Best times are Saturday pm and Sunday am.

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Ph Ian 0272 885 665

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Signposted on State Highway 60

Prawns, Polenta chips, pan-fried seasonal vegetables served with a thyme jus Chargrilled eye steak (300gm), Prawns, Chargrilled rib eye steak (300gm), Prawns, Food and drinkrib available on site or Polenta chips, Pan-friedPolenta fish in lemon, scallops served chips, T-shirts available with Pea & potato mousseline pan-fried seasonal vegetables served with a pan-fried seasonal vegetables served with a

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(NZIFF- New Zealand International Film Festival)

Open Thursday-Monday 9am-3pm 1 Tasman Street, Collingwood

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


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

info@goldenbayproperty.com A PIECE OF PÓHARA




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

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

Deadline: 12pm 04/02/20 (USP) Annie Telford 027 249 1408

OPEN HOME Sunday 1.30 - 2.00pm

Price: $565,000

Paul McConnon 0275 042 872

OPEN HOME Sunday 1.00 - 1.30pm





Price: Offers Over $599,000

Price: $320,000

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 James Mackay 027 359 0892

OPEN HOME Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm

Ph: (03) 525 8800

Paul McConnon 0275 042 872

OPEN HOME Sunday 2.00 - 2.30pm




727 CWD-BAINHAM RD, ROCKVILLE $499,000 Just 5mins drive from Cwd, this wee gem of 1619m2. 3 bdrm home with 2 bthrms (1 ensuite), large open plan living/dining, dble glazing, logfire, heatpump, solar….. James Mackay 027 359 0892 Ref: GB3749

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 04/02/20 (USP) Annie Telford 027 249 1408

OPEN HOME Sunday 2.30 - 3.00pm





Price: Offers Over $1.45m

Price: $1.325m

This high spec. 360m2 architecturally designed home set on 3+ha, has a private lake & only minutes from the beach. 3 large bdrms all with ensuites & lakeviews, an office, central pavilion, open plan kitchen/dining & sep lounge. Stunning! Ref: GB3750

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

James Mackay 027 359 0892


Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840




Centrally located iconic accommo. Licenced for 28 pax + sep. owner’s accommo. Very spacious, 8 bdrms/4 bthrms, 2 kitchens. YHA approved, included in Lonely Planet & Lets Go travel guides. Call me for more info. & a private viewing. Ref: GBC3733

This 2 storey home set on 4.9ha is private, with stunning views across to Farewell Spit & beyond. 5 bdrms & 3 bthrms, spacious rooms & hallways. The well fenced paddocks are leased + a 2 bdrm cottage available for rental income. Call me. Ref: GB3679 Price: $930,000+GST (if any) Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840

Price: $680,000+GST (if any) Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840



I have some great advertising specials starting in February so get your property ready for sale & give me a call to discuss the options.

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. Call me for further info. Ref: GBC3755

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

Price: $110,000+GST (if any)

Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577

Sharon McConnon Sales Manager 0275 258 255

Paul McConnon Salesperson 0275 042 872

Annie Telford Salesperson 0272 491 408

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 Sarah-Jane Brown Salesperson 0274 222 577

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027 359 0892

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