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Friday 17 July 2020

Light and creativity at Matariki

Mid-winter warmer: Last Friday’s Matariki celebration on Pohara beach was centred around a big toasty fire. Photo: Paige Lynette Photography. JO RICHARDS

Friday’s Matariki celebrations on Pohara beach swapped last year’s spectacular parade and live music show for a more intimate affair. Arts worker Tania Marsden, who organised both events, says this year’s festival of light and fire was very well attended. “We were really delighted with the turnout at Pohara beach.” Those who arrived early were greeted with a magical sight, according to Tania. “An avenue of lanterns, rainbow flags and flowers created a warm welcome to our big toasty fire, where we had a brief welcome and spoke about the traditions of Matariki.” Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars more commonly known as the Pleiades, which rises in the mid-winter night sky, and


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return all the LED glowsticks they were playing with, as in their words, ‘they belong to the community’.” Golden Bay Community Arts Council are already planning to bring the full light festival back to Takaka next year. “We want to hear from interested artists now if they would like to create an installation,” says Tania. “We would also like to expand our workshop programme from now on, and invite interested artists to run workshops at our community art space at 24 Commercial Street.” Anyone interested in creating installations or running workshops for Matariki 2021, should contact Tania Marsden at: gbartsnz@ gmail.com More photos on page 8

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She believes that the event doesn’t have to be big to be beautiful. “While it was quite a contrast to last year’s big town celebration, it was just as special, with lots of connection and conversation happening around the fire. It was a perfect night, still and starry, and it is nice to know we ‘left no trace’ - the final softly glowing embers were doused by the incoming tide with just a small circle remaining for the closing karakia.” Tania says among many special moments, two stand out. “A highlight for me was making wishes for the year ahead with the children, which involves fairy dust thrown with full intent into the fire, and sheer delight as it bursts into flames and sparkles. Another was hearing that the children had made sure to

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Although many aspects of life in New Zealand have returned to normal, the continuing effects of the global pandemic are still being felt within our borders. The international supply chain for pharmaceuticals is one of the systems that has not yet fully recovered. For Golden Bay, this means prescriptions will continue to be dispensed in instalments for the remainder of this month. “Due to continued disruption caused by Covid-19 worldwide, we are currently restricted to monthly dispensing, or three months in the case of oral contraceptives,” says the owner of Golden Bay Pharmacy John Dunn. “However, this restriction will be lifted as of 31 July.” He says everyone will receive the medicines they need and explains how their current prescription service ensures timely delivery. “Prescriptions are emailed directly to your pharmacy from your doctor. Once we have received it, we will process it within 24 hours. However, if you require any medicines urgently, please phone us on 03 525 9490.” John advises people to check the labels of their medicines for the number of repeats remaining and to contact the pharmacy to order the next repeat when the current month’s supply is close to running out. “Repeat requests will be available within 24 hours unless otherwise requested. And there is no

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All Black legend Richie McCaw is coming to Golden Bay next Monday and will help showcase its attractions to the rest of New Zealand. His visit was “won” by Golden Bay Kayaks guide Alex Richard in a competition called “Richie’s Top Spot” run by MediaWorks and supported by Westpac. The Golden Bay entry was “Richie’s Wilcard” and one of the four finalists, along with entries from Great Barrier Island, River Valley Lodge in Taihape, and The Elephant Rocks which

is close to Duntroon. Entrants had to submit a 30-second homemade video of their town’s attraction, which was uploaded to the competition website so the public could vote for their favourite. On Monday night Golden Bay was announced as Richie’s Top Spot, winning a visit from Richie, plus a $3000 cash prize for Alex. Co-owner of Golden Bay Kayaks Lisa Savage said Monday’s shedule was still a work in progress but “there will definitely be rugby on the beach as well as a kayak trip”. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 17 JULY 2020

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Gavin Beattie from the LGC spoke about the option of a local board at Tuesday’s Community Board meeting. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

Tuesday’s meeting of Golden Bay Community Board in Takaka turned out to be something of a marathon; a busy agenda which included a lively public forum, several presentations, lengthy discussion, plus the regular business, took it well into the afternoon. Board chair Abbie Langford was away so fellow board member Grant Knowles took the helm. Following a few technical hitches with the Zoom link, Reg Turner appeared on the big screen and began his contribution. He was concerned about two issues: First was the lack of information about progress with the Waimea Dam. “What have we spent, and is there any news on the government funding?” Second was the cost of distributing the Local Government Commission’s document relating the local board proposal. “Why have we spent thousands of dollars on a mail drop to the whole district?” Rod Barker’s concerns were focused on the Bay’s mussel farming industry and he addressed a number of issues, including reducing noise from mussel boats by restricting operational hours and exploring technical fixes, logging boat movements, and better monitoring of the industry’s activities. He suggested that these initiatives ought to be largely driven by council, which should work towards an ecosystem-based management approach. Although the Golden Bay Mens Sheds group has no actual “shed”, it has identified candidate premises at the Rec Park. Advocates for the organisation, Dave Myall and Des Molloy, outlined the positive benefits of Mens Sheds for its participants as well as for the wider community. The group which meets informally every week, is involved with making traps and penguin nesting boxes amongst other things. Dave asked the board to provide support through “recognition, advice, and help with submissions for grants”. A number of residents at Rangihaeatea are worried about the illegal felling of tress in the coastal margin, both on council reserves and on private land. Illustrating their point with numerous photos of freshly logged trees, they explained that the activity was occurring “every two to three days”. Authorities had been informed and the offenders are allegedly known to the police. A request was made for council to prevent vehicle access to the beach. Golden Bay Local Board Working Group member Tony Lawton stressed the importance of making submissions on the option of a local board. He pointed out that there would not be a poll on the issue, and said that the Local Government Commission would make its decision based on feedback received. “It is not a vote. Your submission is your vote.” Penny Griffith said that she had “come out of retirement” for one remaining issue – the proposal to consolidate Nelson Provincial Museum’s archives and collection with its displays at its central Nelson site. If the project goes ahead, TDC will be asked to contribute $3m, and Penny said this should be included in the council’s Long Term Plan discussion. There was good news for the Bay’s hockey players: Board chair of Golden Bay Shared Recreation Facility Sara Chapman announced that the Golden Bay Hockey Association was “finally” relocating to “Windles Hockey Ground” at the Rec THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 17 JULY 2020

Park. She had more good news: A new facility – the Ian Tait Picnic Area will be established, where the memorial plaque to Ian will be installed along with two picnic tables donated by the Tait family. Following public forum, the first presentation was made by representatives of the Golden Bay Animal Welfare Society (GBAWS). Shelter manager Carol Wells and treasurer Josie Shelly outlined the work of the society, especially the trapping, rehabilitation and re-homing of kittens and cats. Carol explained that since 2017, the GBAWS has been an independent organisation, “We got into negotiations with the SPCA, but their proposal wouldn’t work in Golden Bay.” She said the organisation had been very successful, thanks to “great support” from the local community, and thanked TDC for their previous donation used for work with feral cats. The subject then switched to the Golden Bay Ward’s Reserve Financial Contribution (RFC). TDC’s Reserves and Facilities Manager Richard Collier gave an update of the status of the RFC accounts, the projects proposed for the 2020/2021 financial year, plus maintenance requests for the same period. Community board member Dave Gowland questioned whether the budget allocated to Coast Care, which included sand pushups at Pakawau, should be part of the RFC. “It’s not a capital project, it’s maintenance; it should be paid for out of the reserves fund.” Following a protracted discussion it was agreed to continue funding the Coast Care from the RFC budget this year, but an additional motion was drafted recommending that it should in future be funded from elsewhere. Gavin Beattie from the Local Government Commission gave a short presentation about the option of a local board for Golden Bay, summarising the key differences between a community board and a local board, and explaining what the latter could do and how much it would cost. Most of the discussion that followed was concerned with the cost implications of a local board. Gavin explained that the estimate of $240,000 additional direct costs for full-time support was a “generous provision” and the figure was based on a consultant report from PJ Associates. “The figures are indicative,” said Gavin. Board member Averill Grant suggested that the cost could be substantially reduced by appointing someone from outside TDC, with the necessary expertise but who would not expect such high remuneration nor require expensive overheads. The meeting moved on to talk about dogs – specifically amendments to the Dog Control Bylaw 2014 which currently prohibits dogs from the CBD area of Takaka’s Commercial Street and restricts their access to Tata Beach. TDC’s regulatory manager Adrian Humphries presented his report on the community board proposal that leashed dogs be allowed in Commercial Street, and on Tata Beach from 8.30am to sunset all year round. Adrian outlined the Special Consultative Procedure which would be carried out if the board decided to continue with the proposed amendments, including a public consultation period from 20 July to 19 August, followed by a hearing on 26 August. After some discussion the board passed a resolution to proceed with the process. The next meeting of the Golden Bay Community Board is at 9.30am on Tuesday 11 August at TDC Golden Bay Service Centre, Takaka.



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LE T TERS Respect for plants

In walking through Milnthorpe Park yesterday afternoon, we noticed that the new planting around the info kiosk in the main car park has been vandalised. We make the assumption that it’s a child with a stick, just swiping as they go. Could families please teach their children some respect for the various plants, and that includes the fungi and young trees which occasionally get mutilated, and also some consideration for the hard work that Jane and Tim put into maintaining the park so that we can all enjoy it. Pauline Watts

Silence not a black and white issue

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the person or persons who defaced the art work outside the Art Vault. Whether it’s “white silence is compliance” or “silence is compliance” it speaks volumes. Taking out the word white has just highlighted conversation about silence. Silence is to not say anything and to not say anything in essence is in effect agreement. Silence allows narcissists to prevail, domestic violence to have a voice and racism to be deemed OK. Have a choice Golden Bay - speak the truth and encourage chance by letting people be heard. A conversation can change a life. Bridget Coakley

this age of trip-over technology, and so was intrigued by the initiative of an old-timer up our road when the PM announced “lockdown”. I used to consider 80 was old but have discovered it isn’t, however this guy is over 90, so definitely is an old-timer. The daily chores of feeding chooks and wekas were still on during “Covid” but sitting on a stool at the “local” became a crime, with rugby, racing and beer a fond memory. Highlight of the day was going round the mouse traps. Rodents were retreating to their winter rest homes. Neighbour and son inlaw was catching them too. So who can catch the most before the end of May? There’s something to bet on, and the wager was underway. There had to be rules of course. Only genuine trappings allowed, with a daily inspection. The tallys mounted rapidly, and in unison. The final count was over 80 each and I am not sure who won. It doesn’t matter either. One of them will have purchased the bottle of toddy for the winner, and no doubt helped him drink it. Both winners here. No modern screens or electronic devices needed, just imagination, competitive personalities and a few mouse traps. I think “character” sums it up. All is not lost in the world. Rob Manson

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Takaka’s dairy factory is the largest user of coal in Golden Bay. This suggests that it is also the largest single emitter of greenhouse gases in the locality. Vandalism wrong reaction to artwork Last year I was asked by the Green Party to write to the “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable,” according to Banksy. This sums up in a few words manager concerning this issue. No reply was forthcoming. I hope that those attending the Fonterra community the power of art. So, when I am moved by an artwork that meeting on 22 July will initiate a constructive discussion on this makes me feel comfortable or uncomfortable it is provoking matter. The transition from coal to hydro electricity is a climate my response, which I own. Most people agree that to vandalise change challenge, but one every business and community must an artwork just because “I do not like how it makes me feel” face, including us. Now and here. is not only wrong but would have serious consequences. Richard Davies If “Shifting in a Frame” on the MONZA Gallery wall has an artwork representing the peace theme, that provokes a strong Grandstand update This grandstand update begins with the TDC resolution of 19 reaction, will it also be vandalised? Who gives anyone the right to vandalise a work of art just because they do not like the March 2020 which contains 23 points – many concerning the ongoing rights of the GB A&P Association and the formation feelings it awakens in them? I invite the person(s) who vandalised the artwork “White of a committee to manage the land transferred in 1959 to the Silence Is Compliance” on “Sitting On The Fence” outside the council. It also instructs council officers to retain responsibility Art Vault to come forward and own up and I look forward for the process of reinstatement of the grandstand and to to receiving your payment for the damage you have done. invite proposals from the community to work constructively You have only shamed yourself by this act of willful damage with council to raise funds and otherwise contribute to the reinstatement of the grandstand. While individual members regardless of how you feel about the message Grant Knowles, Art Vault of the Golden Bay Grand Stand Community Trust may take an active role in this next stage the focus of the Trust is fundraising The school of “old timers” I always enjoy Jenny Haldane’s snippets of time-proven to cover the financial cost of helping bring the grandstand through the recent eventful years of its 121-year history wisdom in The GB Weekly [letters]. Actually I find anything slightly old-fashioned appealing in $130,000. As well as donations, community members have

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generously lent us funds which we are now in the process of repaying. With a touch over $74,000 still to repay, we are making good progress. If anyone was ever considering making a donation to the Trust it would be much appreciated now. Our email is gbgrandstand@gmail.com, ph 525 8304. We are a registered charity and in general one-third of any donation over $5 will be refunded by the IRD. We have had donations from 10 cents to $5,000 – nothing is too small or too big. If made directly into the Trust’s bank account (02 0764 0027297 25) please put your name so a receipt can be issued. Fundraising continues with stalls and raffles and we are planning a Highland Games in late January next year. Once again, thank you to all our supporters. Golden Bay Grand Stand Community Trust

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Creating and maintaining a great garden takes effort and often loads of resources. The sustainable thing to do is locate as many as you can locally. Here’s a rundown of what you could get, with some pointers to ensure your garden’s health. Hay Great source of carbon for composting and mulching. Check quality. Does contain seed, sometimes unwanted weed seed of dock or Californian thistle. Autumn mulching is ideal as many grass and weed seeds rot through the winter while feeding the soil. Straw Sollys sells barley and pea straw. Checking if it has been sprayed during the growing season, especially for Solanaceous weeds like black nightshade. This herbicide will likely affect crops in the same vegetable family, like potatoes and tomatoes. Pea straw gives more to the soil than cereal straws due to its lower carbon to nitrogen ratio. 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It therefore would have the lowest number and smallest quantity of chemical substances, compared to white, glossy, highly printed, waxed or otherwise coated cardboard, paperboard, and papers.” Newspaper is usually bleached with hydrogen peroxide, which is biodegradable. Today, the majority of newspaper print is composed of soy ink. Best to avoid coloured paper and cardboard, though. Laying cardboard or newspaper over lawn or weedy ground, then other organic materials like hay, manure etc, is an easy way to create a no-dig garden. Either can be used on paths covered with sawdust or wood chip. Farmyard manure Overall poultry manure is the most nutrient-rich manure and is best composted. Sheep manure is probably the best all-rounder nutrient-wise, followed by cow manure. Sheep dung is usually drench-free as they get treated after shearing out of the shed. Many dairy farmers would likely load up a trailer of solids extracted from effluent systems. Mark Manson from East Takaka is one such farmer with plenty to spare for a wee fee. Horse manure is regularly sold by horse owners on roadsides, and should not be available if the horse has been drenched. Most horse wormers contain Ivermectin, which persists in manure for 45 days or more. Best practice is to compost horse manure or leave it to age. Horse manure is higher in carbon than other manures so heats composts up better. Manures (other than horse) make good liquid brews when left for a month to mature. Grass clippings Lawn clippings are a great input for the garden. Instead of piling clippings in the corner, this nutrient-rich resource is best used as mulch on vegetable beds or as a layer in your compost. Seagrass and seaweed Golden Bay is unique in its abundance of seagrass from the northern end of the Bay. Seagrass and leaf litter from the Tarakohe area can contain weed seeds like oxalis, so be careful. 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Biodiversity is the very stuff of life. Its strength is in diversity. The plethora of roles played by different species in ecosystems creates stability, resilience and opportunity for each to flourish. Some species and their ecosystems can only live here. Others have become the basis of our human culture and economy. Biodiversity influences every aspect of our lives. The biodiversity of Tasman is rich in native plants and animals. Many of these are endemic to Aotearoa. Around 80 percent found nowhere else on the planet. This is true on land, fresh and salt water, in soils and in the air. Thousands of birds, marine mammals, trees, ferns, flowering plants, mosses and lichens, invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, algaes and fishes are all endemic to Aotearoa. Half of that richness is found in Tasman with hundreds of organisms here not even found elsewhere in New Zealand. We also host significant populations of global migrants amongst the shorebirds and whales found here seasonally. We have added many exotic species to the New Zealand ecology. On land and in freshwater we have about 50,000 native species to which we have added about 3,000 exotic species. Many of these new migrants go unseen, but some such as the honey bee are the basis of major industries. Others such as German wasps, old man’s beard, stoats and Mediterranean fan worm are major established pests. Others such as the North Pacific Sea Star are knocking at our door. The protection from and control of these pest species is called biosecurity. Almost all mammals (apart from our

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Karanga filled the sunny Saturday morning air as Joy Shorrock from Te Āwhina Marae, Motueka welcomed manuhiri into Te Waka Huia O Mōhua (Golden Bay Museum) for the Golden Bay opening of the Wāhine exhibition. A responding call rang out from our own kaikaranga, Anne Harvey. On entering, the crowd was ushered forward towards the far end of the museum. A group from Manawhenua ki Mōhua stood waiting, with our own local contributor, Mairangi Reiher, surrounded by her whānau. Behind them the photographic portrait of Mairangi could be seen, with two sets of headphones beneath. The inaugural exhibition of Wāhine, featuring four Māori women, including Joy Shorrock, opened on 9 February in Nelson at Founders Park. Owing to the depth of feeling aroused in those who attended – “the compassion and love” – stated Loren, the decision was made to tour Wāhine throughout New Zealand. With every change of venue comes the invitation for others to hold the space and for an additional Māori woman’s story to be added in. Mairangi is the fifth woman to include a story, from her life, about being a woman in Māori culture. The artist behind the project, Loren Pasquier, then spoke about her inspiration for The Woven Women project, which was birthed 18 months ago. Of French origin, Loren relayed that she wanted to learn about tikanga Māori by holding a sacred space for women to tell their own stories. “Please immerse yourself…share a hug with wāhine, Māori, tāne, pākehā…we all matter,” welcomed Loren. She thanked the participating wāhine, who allowed themselves to be vulnerable in telling their stories to her. She also thanked the whanau for being with her through the journey, with special thanks to Mairangi, whom Loren described as a “mana wahine toa” (brave, strong woman). Others she thanked were Tasman District Council, her partner Tom and the Golden Bay Museum, with a special mention to Karen Johnson, (Museum Services manager) “for her enormous help”. A short response from Manawhenua and the waiata E tu kahikatea” followed. Geoff Rennison, in his role as chairman of the museum board, welcomed everyone, and expressed: “It’s brilliant to see so many people here. Thanks to Manawhenua ki Mōhua for their hosting of the event. Also to Loren Pasquier for masterminding this incredible display and to bring it to fruition – absolutely brilliant.” The museum is open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. Wāhine will run until 8 August. Visit www.thewovenwomen.org to listen to the podcast and learn about The Woven Women project.



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Kevin Winter (left) recently retired after 50 years in the plumbing and sheetmetal trade. Local builder Wayne Rothwell (right) has now taken over Kevin’s sheetmetal business Golden Bay Sheetmetal. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

After more than 50 years in the plumbing and sheet metal business, Kevin Winter has finally hung up his work boots and vacated his Takaka workshop. The sale of Golden Bay Sheet Metal to local builder Wayne Rothwell comes almost two years after Barry Graham took over Kevin’s other long-established business, Golden Bay Plumbing. It was back in 1969 that Kevin first started working for local plumbing and sheet metal firm Spence and Son, but, after ten years in the trade, he set up his own business. “I went out on my own in 1980,” says Kevin. Sheet metal fabrication was not initially part of his service, but was added in 2004. In his time, Kevin has folded, cut, and riveted innumerable plain sheets of metal, transforming them into a wide variety of standard articles – including chimney flues and flashings, but he also designed and made his own creations. “The water leaf guards go all over the country, and the scallop measures were very popular – when there were still scallops in the Bay. We also

had a contract with a company to make cake icing nozzles.” In the days before rainwater tanks were made from plastic, Kevin manufactured them using galvanised iron. The sharp-edged metal sheets, not to mention the cutting and bending machinery, are a constant hazard in the workshop, but Kevin has been careful to keep his digits intact. “I’ve still got all my fingers and thumbs,” he says. It looks like he’ll be needing them in retirement, with his mother, and artist wife Nikki, making sure there’s plenty on his to-do list. “I’ve got to fix up my Mum’s home and I’ve got lots of pictures to frame,” says Kevin, who will also make time for some of his personal interests, including fishing, and watching football. While the technical nature of the business has changed over the years, one thing has remained constant, according to Kevin – and that is the friendships he has forged with other tradies. He believes it’s what he will miss the most. “It’s good to see the builders come in here – I will miss catching up with the guys.”




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Pakawau Residents’ Assoc AGM: Erosion, health services, policing JO RICHARDS

Last Saturday afternoon, around 50 people assembled at Pakawau Hall for the Annual General Meeting of the Pakawau Community Residents Association (PCRA). Shortly after opening the meeting, president Laurie Jarrett delivered his annual report. Unsurprisingly, dominating his address were the subjects of coastal erosion and the longrunning campaign to gain consent for a protective rock wall. Erosion was the catalyst for the formation of the association in 2014, but it remains far from being resolved. Laurie announced that he was stepping down from the role of president and handing over to fellow beachfront resident Nigel Lloyd. But he said he would continue to focus his efforts on the “core” function of protecting properties from coastal erosion. Laurie was followed by treasurer Bruce Collings, who presented the summary of accounts before the election of officers took place. With the exception of Laurie, all other incumbents remain in post. In his inaugural speech, the new president said he would ensure the community’s voice was heard. “My main point of effort is to identify the immediate concerns of the community and take action.” Laurie proceeded to outline the latest situation regarding beachfront residents’ campaign to construct a rock wall along the seaward boundary of their properties. It had, he said, been a frustrating six years, with Tasman District Council staff coming out strongly against the rock wall and outsourcing consultancy work and other key roles to individuals known to be sympathetic to the council’s views. “They cherry-picked all the negative points.” However, he believed there was renewed hope following the election as mayor of Tim King, who along with Golden Bay councillors Chris Hill and Celia Butler, was taking a more positive approach to the residents’ plight. Also attending the meeting was the manager of Golden Bay Community Health, Linzi Birmingham, who provided an update of local services – and had some good news. “We now have a permanent GP – Hannah Cummins –


GOLDEN BAY HEDGE CUTTING Small Hedges Large Shelterbelt Trimming New president of PCRA Nigel Loyd. Photo: Jo Richards.

who is working a full day every Wednesday in Collingwood.” Linzi explained that the Tuesday blood testing service in Collingwood would continue. As well as establishing the Collingwood GP surgery for face-to-face consultations, Linzi would like to increase the number of virtual consultations. “I’m a big advocate of telehealth.” The latest recruit to the Bay’s Police force, Dean Schroder, introduced himself to the Pakawau community. Prior to joining his three fellow officers at the Takaka station during lockdown, Dean was part of the organised crime unit in Nelson where he was a commended detective. Following an interesting anecdote relating to his previous service, Dean reminded everyone about calling the 105 number in non-emergency situations. “If it’s already happened, call 105 rather than 111.” Under Any Other Business, Laurie Healy, a member of the Golden Bay Local Board Working Group urged the community to participate in the current consultation about the local board proposal. After Nigel brought the formal part of the meeting to a close, all attendees were invited to enjoy tea and biscuits, and to continue the conversation.

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The manager of The Brigand Café, David Hutchinson, has recently employed Aidan Munden as head chef. “The Brigand hasn’t actually had a head chef for some time,” explained David, saying that Aidan arrived during lockdown. “We had been discussing him coming on board for a while. The last discussion was in summer, [as] Carleigh Nola, our long-time cook, was going on maternity leave later in the year.” Aidan qualified as a chef in 1999 and worked “top-end establishments” in Sydney, returning to New Zealand after his first son was born. He worked at several places in Golden Bay before obtaining work as a chef on fishing boats for Sealord, and subsequently spent three-and-a-half years cooking on the Interislander. Fo l l o w i n g t h a t s t i n t , Aidan worked for oil and gas companies, and tried some oil tanker work, but decided that wasn’t for him. In that time he temped for over six years for a recruitment company based in Christchurch before working for a spell at the Beachcomber in Picton. Aidan eventually decided h a d “ h a d e n o u g h” a n d planned his return to Golden Bay. “I badgered David into a job,” he says. His last job before he landed at The Brigand was at Awaroa Lodge, where David rang him to say he could give him some hours. As head chef, Aidan has taken over the organising of staff rosters, and is helping David with networking. He says his aim is “to provide

From left: Aidan Munden, David Hutchinson and Katrina Beale. Photo: Ronnie Short.

nice meals and create menus according to demand”. Also on staff is Katrina Beale, who has worked as waitress and front-of-house at The Brigand for three-and-a-half years. She returned to Golden Bay from Ward after the trauma of the Kaikoura earthquakes. “I’m

loving being back in the Bay, working here, providing good service to customers and friends,” says Katrina. The Brigand is open seven days, from 11am until late, “363 days a year,” added David. “We want anyone to feel welcome to come in for the night, to come in, sit down and relax.”


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Political commentator and cartoonist Tom Scott traded the political for the personal when he delved into his past and the life of his father in this brutally honest, fiercely funny and moving play. This performance of The Daylight Atheist will star New Zealand actor Michael Hurst. Tom Scott’s wonderfully inventive and fiercely funny play is a stirring portrait of his father, a deeply flawed yet charismatic bloke. Danny Moffat (Tom’s fictitious name for his father) feels more comfortable spinning a yarn to his mates at the pub than dealing with the demands of family life. He retreats from the harsh light of the world to his bedroom where, under hoardings of old newspapers and beer bottles, he sorts through a lifetime of memories and regrets, from growing up as a boy in Ireland, to the hopes and disappointments of immigration to New Zealand. He feels trapped by his situation: no money and an everincreasing family. Resentful of authority he is smart and well-read. But this is mid-century rural New Zealand: mental health support is practically non-existent. With no outlet for his depressive state, he turns to booze and vicious humour for self-protection (or to assuage the guilt he feels). Danny may be the life and soul of the party, but he’s unable to deal with the reality of what life has dealt him. As both actor and director, Michael Hurst has received the prestigious Laureate Award from the Arts Foundation of New Zealand and an appointment as Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit “for services to film and the theatre”. “The extended monologue of The Daylight Atheist pays homage to the artistry of the Irish raconteur, and Michael Hurst nails the part with a bravado display of vividly animated storytelling.” – NZ Herald 2019


Michael Hurst in The Daylight Atheist: Wednesday 5 August, 7.30pm at The Playhouse Theatre. Tickets: $25 from the Pohutukawa Gallery, Takaka.

Do you love a good story? Would you like to tell some of your own? Ian K Brown, who settled in the Bay three years ago with his partner and children, is a storyteller, and has been as far back as he can remember. He’s bringing a storytelling workshop to the library in August. “I’ve worked as a teacher for 20 years so I have plenty of experience in telling stories to people young and old and I like to share some of the skills that can make a story session really come alive.” Ian is offering an adult-level course to share skills and techniques with parents and professionals who use storytelling every day. “The workshops are very open and friendly, they are not about performing under pressure, but focus on spontaneous group story creation,” says Ian. Saturdays 1 and 8 August, from 10am-12pm at the Takaka library. Koha donation

POLICE REPORT Kia ora koutou katoa. We have managed to extract Jono from the Police Station to spend time with his family for a couple of weeks, so I (Dean Schroder) have been given the task of informing you all of the recent happenings in Golden Bay. I wasn’t quick enough off the mark last week so this column is a summary of the last two weeks. • Something that has been bought to Police attention is the removal of firewood from trees on Tasman District Council reserve land using coastal access and roads further inland. While the removal of driftwood and dead trees on the beach is often not considered an issue, the cutting down of whole trees, or de-limbing of them without permission is considered wilful damage which is a criminal offence. There is evidence in the Rangihaeata area of whole trees being cut down, presumably for firewood, with some even being felled on private property. The rules are simple: if it isn’t yours don’t touch it, and if you don’t have permission from the land owner or TDC then don’t cut down or trim living trees. Anyone needing or wanting to gather firewood should obtain the permission from the land owner before starting their chainsaw. The coastal environment is fragile, with the trees providing a habit for nesting penguins and


providing erosion protection. In other news, a 42-year-old female was arrested last week for wilful damage, after it is alleged she used a hammer to damage the side of a car. She will appear in the Nelson District Court on 22 July. We have come into possession of a mountain bike that was located on the Takaka Hill on 6 July. The bike may have fallen off a bike rack, so if you know of anyone who has lost one, please let us know as we may have it at the Takaka Police Station. A flat-bottomed alloy pontoon boat was reunited with its

owner last week after going missing from Wainui Bay around October last year. It seems the unique vessel had decided that the open sea was calling. A friendly local seafarer came across it while on a journey from Nelson. The little boat has been tied up at the Waitapu Wharf since then, to prevent any further thoughts of escape. • A couple of French tourists were given a shake-up while sleeping in their van in a freedom camping site in Puponga during the week. Someone intent on doing skids in the gravel sent a spray of stones towards the freedom campers’ van, smashing the side window. Police would welcome any information as to who this driver was, so we can have a conversation with them. • I faced my fears last weekend and spoke at the Pakawau Residents’ Association meeting in the Pakawau Hall. Seriously though, it wasn’t as daunting as I was expecting, and I took away a number of concerns from the meeting that will see some form of intervention from Police. Thanks for the invite, and the Anzac biscuits. I’ve already told Jono Davies he is expected to front up next year. Thats all for this week. Kia noho haumaru te katoa. Inā koa.


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Farewell Spit Lighthouse: beaming out for 150 years

The original lighthouse was an open-framed timber structure. Photo: Tyree Collection. JO RICHARDS

Since dusk fell on 17 June 1870, and its lamp was first lit, Farewell Spit lighthouse has beamed out its nightly warning across a dark and sometimes dangerous sea. Unperturbed by world wars, social revolutions and pandemics, only once in 54,787 nights – when the lighthouse structure was replaced 123 years ago – has the light failed to shine. The original lighthouse, completed in March 1870, was an open-framed timber structure, painted in bands of red and white, and measured 113 feet in height from the ground to the top of the lantern. The public were informed of its installation by a notice placed in The New Zealand Gazette on 8 June 1870: “Notice is hereby given, that on and after the 17th June 1870, a light will be exhibited from a light-house erected on Bush-End Point, Farewell Spit…” The first lamp was fuelled by colza oil (later paraffin) and had wicks that needed constant trimming. Although the lamp was fixed, it was surrounded by a complex arrangement of lenses that revolved around it every eight minutes, sending out a five-second flash every minute. The lens assembly was turned using a mechanism driven by a falling weight which needed to be rewound every hour or so. It may have been complicated, but it was effective; in clear weather, the light was visible for around 17 nautical miles. In the late 1890s, the original lamp was replaced with a “Chance Incandescent Petroleum Vapour Installation”. This device can be seen in the Settlers Museum at Rockville, along with the winding mechanism and other obsolescent (electric) lamps. In the early days, the area around the lighthouse and the keepers’ cottages was a bleak inhospitable place. At the time the lighthouse was built, there was no vegetation and sand was constantly blown into and around the houses. Planting


The Chance Incandescent Petroleum Vapour Lamp installed in the late 1890s. Photo: Jo Richards.

The lens assembly was turned using a mechanism which needed to be rewound every hour. Photo: Jo Richards.

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trees at the site helped to provide some shelter but, for the three lighthouse keepers and their families, life at the end of the spit was a constant challenge. The harsh conditions proved too much for the original wooden structure and consequently, in 1897, it was replaced with a more robust 88 foot-high iron lattice design, which remains there to this day. The new lighthouse became operational on 19 January 1897 after lamp, lenses and other machinery were reinstalled. The efficiency of the swap meant that the light was absent for only a single night – that of 18 January. During the kerosene lamp era, there were three full-time keepers on site so that one could always be on duty in the tower at night and one on watch during the day. Each night, four gallons of kerosene had to be carried up to the tower to keep the lamp burning, but things became easier in 1954 when a diesel generator was installed and the light was electrified. Operations became easier still in 1977 after a power cable was installed along the full length of the spit. Over subsequent decades, the lighthouse has reduced its power consumption thanks to improvements in lighting technology, including the substitution of a single 1kW bulb with six 50W quartz-halogen bulbs, and the recent switch to a 75W array of light-emitting diodes. The high energy efficiency of the LEDs means that the light is currently powered by six solar-charged batteries. As technology advanced, manpower was pushed into retreat and, when the lighthouse became fully automated in 1984, no keepers were required for the first time in 114 years. Although there are no residents at the lighthouse today, drivers and tourists from Farewell Spit Ecotours are regular visitors. For the past 74 years, the history of the spit has been tied up closely with the Collingwood-based business, which in 1946 started taking passengers to the lighthouse on

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CLASSIFIEDS SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro GOLF 7 July. 4th LGU and1st Barnett Cup (nett): R Lash 73, B Win 76. Closest to pins: 3/12 S Rosser, 9/18 B Miller. Twos: S Rosser and B Miller. 8 July. Stableford: J Bensemann 39, R Heuvel 36, B Win 36. Closest to pins: 3/12 L Davidson, 4/13 and 9/18 W Collie, 8/17 R Dyce. Twos: J Bensemann, R Tait, L Trent, W Collie, L Davidson, R Heuvel, B Win. Best gross: W Collie 74. 11 July. Stableford: J Garner 40, N Moore 35, G Bradley 35. Closest to pins: 3/12 R Miller, 4/13 R Dyce, 8/17 and 9/18 N Moore. Twos: N Moore. Happy wanderer: R Dyce. Best gross: N Moore 73. Hole-in-one: Rob Miller, 12. BRIDGE 8 July. Tukurua Pairs: NS: E Bradshaw/T Packard 65.71%, R McDonald/Ann Blackie 57.86%, Pam/L Scurr 48.21%. EW: D McDonald/M Bell 59.17%, JHarper/H Curtis 56.25%, S Van Wijngaarden/P Taylor 50.83%. H/cap: NS: E Bradshaw/T Packard 68.01%, R McDonald/Ann Blackie 67.34%, A Telford/A Gray 59.79%. EW: D McDonald/M Bell 69.79%, D Morgan/C Bird 64.13%, J Harper/H Curtis 61.15%. 10 July. Winter freeze: Howell: T Packard/S Van Wijngaarden 70.83%, D Sarll/E Bradshaw 60.42%, D Perreau/C Bird 56.25%. H/cap: D Perreau/C Bird 67.90%, D Sarll/E Bradshaw 65.77%, J Beatson/J Warren 57.92%.

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EAST Takaka Hall raffle result: Firewood: Inge Schmidt. Grocery Hamper: Judy O’Connor. Thank you to everyone for your support. MATARIKI 2020: Golden Bay Arts Council would like to thank Maree Northover and Lenaire Crockford, representatives from Manawhenua ki Mohua; Andrew Earle and Trevor Koberstein for their fire-keeping; Annabelle Edmond for being a fairy helper; Shanokee Ruijter for a stunning fire performance; Suzi for her “heart of peace” installation; Duncan Cavaye and Kaye Stark for borrowed equipment; and Hera Livingston for leading waiata with her ukelele. ONETAHUA Marae, notice of a Special General Meeting to adopt the new constitution. Sunday 26 July at Onetahua Marae, 1pm.

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Fonterra Takaka Annual Community Meeting

We would like to invite you to our annual community July, 5:30pm • Fonterra Takaka on Wednesday meeting which will be10 held as follows: A map showing the meeting location and parking is attached to this invite. Fonterra Takaka on Wednesday 22 July, 5.30pm. We would like to invite you to our annual community meeting which will be held as follows: th

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Introduce you to our team; At• the meeting we will: • Provide you with an update on the activities and operations in Takaka and the surrounding area; and • Introduce to environmental our team; • Give you an overviewyou of the site’s performance over the last year. If you would like to attendyou the community meeting, please RSVPon to Emily Macdonald by calling orand texting 027 836 2538 • Provide with an update the activities or by email: emily.macdonald@fonterra.com. operations in Takaka and the surrounding area; and Please also let us know if there are any specific questions you have about the Takaka site, or Fonterra, that you would like to be answered at the meeting. • Give you an overview of the site’s environmental We very much look forward to seeing you at the meeting. performance over the last year. Kind Regards,

If you would like to attend the community meeting, please RSVP to Caitlyn Poole by calling or texting 027 275 6157 or by email: caitlyn.poole@fonterra.com.

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We very much look forward to seeing you at the meeting.


Wharariki Farewell Healthpost Nature Trust is keen to hear from people interested in helping to enhance, restore and protect this amazing corner of Golden Bay/Mohua. If you are interested in trapping or planting and releasing trees, bird and pest monitoring, track building and more please register your interest with Project Co-ordinator Marian Milne marian@farmside.co.nz

PURAMAHOI Hall AGM, 18 July, 1pm. KOTINGA Hall Triennial Meeting, 7pm, 20 July. All welcome. Enquiries ph Brian 525 8363. TOY Library AGM, 21 July, 7pm at the Brigand. We desperately need more committee members otherwise the Toy Library will close. Message us through Facebook or email goldenbaytoylibrary@gmail.com COLLINGWOOD Boat Club Incorporated AGM to be held on Monday 20 July, 7pm, Collingwood Fire Brigade Rooms. GOLDEN Bay Flying Club AGM to be held Monday 20 July at 7.30pm, clubrooms, Takaka Airport. HERITAGE Golden Bay AGM, Wednesday 29 July, 2pm, Takaka fire station. Entertainment to be provided by Geoff Rennison, Alan Swafford and Robin Manson who last performed at the library’s farewell to Tish Potter. All welcome. TAKAKA Squash Club notice of Annual General Meeting, Monday 10 August, 7pm at Rec Centre meeting room. ONETAHUA Waka Ama Club AGM, Wednesday 29 July, 7pm at GB Community Centre. All welcome.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Village Theatre is having its AGM on Tuesday, 28 July Doors open 6.30pm, Meeting at 7pm All welcome A film will screen after the meeting

RECENT AGM / Hui ā tau - Nō nā tata nei ORGANISATIONS may have their committee members’ names printed in this column for free only if emailed to admin@ gbweekly.co.nz PAKAWAU Branch Rural Women NZ AGM was held on Thursday 9 July; officers elected were Joyce Wyllie, president; Marilyn Ferguson, secretary; Sally Douglas, treasurer.

PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui AL-ANON: Are you affected by someone else’s drinking? Weekly meetings, 1.30pm Monday at the Catholic Hall. All welcome. Ph 0508 425 2666.

Dear artist who sent us an artwork of Cockle Factory and Cockle Harvest team, (perhaps Claud E?) Thank you, you made Mr Cockle’s day! It has been much admired by factory and crew. It is thoughtful, delightful and artistic.

Abel Tasman National Park Rat control operation Confidential to Fonterra Co-operative Group

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As part of the ecological restoration of Abel Tasman National Park, Project Janszoon and the Department of Conservation (DOC) will undertake pest control to protect the Park’s native species from high rat numbers. Toxic cereal baits containing sodium fluoroacetate (1080) will be applied during the first period of fine weather on or after the 7th of August 2020 to the area described below.

Abel Tasman National Description of the area: Park Rat control operation Abel National 8,310 hectares bounded by a Tasman line from the Awapoto Park Hut to Awaroa Inlet in the north,Rat the Pikikiruna Range in the control operation

west, the Inland Track from Wainui Saddle to Holyoake As part of the ecological restoration Tasmanand National Park, Project Janszoon and the Shelter of in Abel the south, an eastern boundary ranging If you would like to get in touch at alister@nzcockle.co.nz so we Department of Conservation (DOC) will undertake pest control to protect the Park’s between 2 3 kilometres inland from the coast. As part of the ecological restoration of Abel Tasman Nationalnative Park, Proj can thank you in person, or send us another letter with your species from high rat numbers. Department of Conservation (DOC)within will undertake pesttocontrol Some sections of DOC tracks or adjacent the to prot address so we may thank you for the artwork of the cockle species from high ratbe numbers. sowing area, will temporarily priorthe to first factory and harvest crew. Toxic cereal baits containing sodium fluoroacetate (1080) closed will beimmediately applied during th the cereal start the 1080 operation: Tasman Inland Track period of fine weather on Toxic or after the 7of of August 2020 to theAbel area described below. baits containing sodium fluoroacetate (1080) will be app (Castle Rocks HutontoorAwapoto and Wainui Valley th period of fine weather after the 7Hut) of August 2020 to the area descri Description of the area: Track (Wainui Saddle to Birds Clearing and connecting Aof DOC ranger willHut be stationed eachinend the the 8,310 hectares bounded by atracks). line from the Awapoto to AwaroaatInlet theofnorth, Description the area: Pikikiruna Range in the west, the Inland Track from Wainui Saddle to Holyoake Shelter in In closed sections to inform visitors. Tracks will be re-opened 8,310 hectares bounded by a line from the Awapoto Hut to Awaroa the south, and an eastern boundary ranging between 2 3 kilometres inland from the coast. when a track inspection has been completed to remove Pikikiruna Range in the west, the Inland Track from Wainui Saddle to many as possible fromranging the track. the as south, andbaits an eastern between - 3temporarily kilometres inlan Some sections of DOC tracks within or adjacentboundary to the sowing area, will 2be Water supplies foroperation: Torrent Bay and Awaroa townships, closed immediately prior to the start of the 1080 Abel Tasman Inland Track (Castlearea, Some sections of DOC Canaan tracks within or adjacent to the sowing and the Marahau, and Saddle Upper Takaka water Rocks Hut to Awapoto Hut) and Wainui Valley Track (Wainui to Birds Clearing closed immediately prior to the start of the 1080 operation: Abel and Tasman catchments willstationed not be affected. connecting tracks). A DOC ranger will be at each endValley of the Track closed(Wainui sectionsSaddle to Rocks Hut to Awapoto Hut) and Wainui t inform visitors. Tracks will be re-opened a track inspection been completed connecting tracks).when A DOC ranger will be has stationed at each endtoof th remove as many baits as possible fromof thecontrol: track. will be re-opened when a track inspection has Method inform visitors. Tracks

remove as many as possible the track. Water supplies for Torrent Bay and Awaroa townships, andfrom the Marahau, andbyUpper Cereal baits baits containing 1080 pesticide will Canaan be sown Takaka water catchments Water willhelicopter notsupplies be affected. tofor theTorrent area described. The baits are cylindrical Bay and Awaroa townships, and the Marahau pellets approximately long, dyed green and Takaka water catchments will16 notmm be affected. cinnamon-lured. Method of control: This pesticide poisonous to humans Cereal baits containing 1080 pesticide will beis sown by helicopter to the and area domestic described. The Method of control: animals. baits are cylindrical pelletsCereal approximately 16 mm long, dyed green and cinnamon-lured. baits containing 1080 pesticide will be sown by helicopter to the remember: baits are cylindrical pelletsanimals. approximately 16 mm long, dyed green and ci This pesticide is poisonous toAlways humans and domestic • DO NOT touch bait This pesticide is poisonous to humans and domestic animals. Always remember: • WATCH CHILDREN at all times Always remember: • DO NOT touch bait • DO NOT EAT animals from this area • WATCH CHILDREN atDO all times NOT touch bait do not allow dogs access to • • from DEADLY TO DOGS, • DO NOT EAT animals this area • WATCH CHILDREN at all times animal carcasses • DEADLY TO DOGS, notNOT allowEAT dogs animals access tofrom animal • doDO thiscarcasses area Observe these rules when you see warning signs placed •see DEADLY TO placed DOGS,atdo not allow dogs access to Park. animal carcas Observe these rules when youat warning signs public access points in the public access points in the Park. Observe these rules youatsee signs public access p Detailed maps of the treatment area may beofwhen viewed thewarning DOC Nelson Visitoratat Centre Detailed maps the treatment area may beplaced viewed the and DOC Motueka and DOC Takaka Offices, 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. DOC maps Nelson Centre and Motueka DOC Detailed ofVisitor the treatment area DOC may be viewedand at the DOC Nelso Takaka 9am to 4pm,Offices, Monday toDOC Friday. Motueka and DOC Takaka 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday For further informationDOC call SeniorOffices, Ranger - Biodiversity at the Motueka Office For further information call Senior Ranger -and Biodiversity 03 528 1810, or visit the DOC Motueka Office, Cnr. King Edward High Streets, For further information call Senior Ranger - Biodiversity at the DO DOC 03 528 1810, or Cnr. visit King the Edward Motueka. 03 at 528the 1810, orMotueka visit the Office DOC Motueka Office, DOC Motueka Office, Cnr. King Edward and High Motueka. Streets, Motueka.

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. FRESH FM needs your help. Are you willing to host a fundraising THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 17 JULY 2020


TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga Abel Tasman Accounting Limited Xero Certified, Public Practice CA. Taxation services and general business support for clients of all shapes and sizes. Available evenings and weekends. Ph Bronwyn 027 268 4010, bronwyn@abeltasmanaccounting.co.nz ACCOUNTANT and tax advisor. All Inland Revenue returns filed for big and small businesses and individuals. Self-employed and rental property reports prepared. Day and evening appointments available. Ph Susan Ayton Shaw 929 7507 or email taxayton@gmail.com ACCOUNTANT. Long-standing market leader with unbeatable professional qualifications and experience. Warn & Associates, ph 525 9919.

AFFORDABLE Carpenty Services. Ph Rick 027 919 1326. ALL your garden needs, ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. References available. ARBORIST. Certified. The Tree Doctor, all aspects of tree care. Free quotes. Ph Chris 021 0264 7942. ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580.

BLINDS, blinds, blinds, ph Tracey at Imagine designs for a free measure and quote 027 440 0071. From Duettes, blockout or translucent roller blinds or wooden blinds there is something for every window. CARS, caravans? Will buy certain models and pick up anything free or can drop off Collingwood opposite dump. Parts, tyres, batteries for sale. Support local. Ph 020 4167 1519. CARS wanted. Will pick up for free (some conditions apply). Motueka Auto Parts. Ph 03 528 9576.

CHIMNEY cleaning, handyman, Dennis Sage ph 027 873 0726. CHIMNEY sweep. Puponga-Takaka Hill. Free quote or query. Ph Steve 021 0810 1146. COMPUTER and smartphone sales, repairs and solutions. Supporting all Windows and Apple products. Conveniently located at 65 Commercial Street or available by appointment on 027 831 4156. COMPUTER services. GBTech, experienced technical support for Golden Bay since 2012. Ph Warwick 027 814 2222. ELECTRICIANS. Fuse Electrical Golden Bay. Ready to solve all your electrical needs. Ph Thomas 525 9300, 027 788 8500.

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

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

SEWING SERVICE, NEEDLES, THREADS, WOOL, BEADS. Stitch ‘n Sew ph 525 8177. STORAGE /container hire. Your place (anywhere) or mine (Takaka). Ph Cheryl at Orange Mechanical Ltd 525 9991.

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


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

TAKAKA Self Storage, Commercial Street. Units and containers. Secure yard with cameras. Ph 525 6181.


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


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

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HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora AROHA Health Spa. Massage, advanced clinical massage, myofascial release, hot stone and relaxation, infrared sauna, spa bath, facials, holistic health and more. Open Thursday-Sunday from 9.30am, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. Ph 525 8870.

CAROLYN Simon, Craniosacral therapist, naturopath, medical herbalist. For appointments or flower essences text 027 483 5865, ph 525 8544. COMPLETE Healthcare with NIS by Neurolink, using neuroscience principles to achieve optimum health. 2019 Masters series. Practitioner Anne Michell. Ph 525 8733 or 027 751 7970. MASSAGE and trigger point therapy for chronic muscular pain, dysfunction, sports performance. Specialising in unresolved muscular pain. 20 years’ experience. Ph Paul 027 772 7334, 54 Commercial Street.

REFLEXOLOGY - relax - recuperate - rejuvenate - refresh. Integrated Reflexology treatments with Ariane Wyler. For bookings please txt/ph 021 0260 7607 or email happyfeetflex@ gmail.com

OUR NEXT VISIT TO TAKAKA IS TUESDAY 28 JULY Ph 525 9702 for appointments


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SIMON Jones: Counselling, mediation, coaching. 28 years’ experience. Member NZAC. Ph 525 8542. YOUTH and adult counselling. Ph 027 416 6815, email selena@ gbwct.org.nz

FREEVIEW satellite TV. Ph 027 246 2432. GARDEN advice, design and development, soil testing, fruit pruning, orchard work. Sol Morgan, GroWise Consultancy, ph 027 514 9112. GARDENING services. Ph Carlos 027 751 9730. GB CHIMNEY SWEEPING, SPIDER AND FLY SPRAYING Ph 524 8795 or 027 434 5405 GOLDEN BAY DIGGER HIRE 1.7 tonne. Ph 027 713 0684. GOLDEN Bay Storage, Takaka. Dry, safe, secure, alarmed, insurance approved. Furniture trailer available. Ph Rob and Marg 525 9698, 027 222 5499, goldenbaystorage@gmail.com

Green Grass Accounting - Chartered Accountant. MYOB Partner and Xero Certified. Local accountant providing business and personal accounting services. Ph Robert 029 775 6459 or email robert@greengrassaccounting.co.nz. HEAT pump installation, sales and servicing. Ph Dave McKay 027 404 4740, 525 8538. HELPING HANDS ph 525 6226. Te Whare Mahana Supported Employment. Lawnmowing, line trimming, garden maintenance, riparian planting, scrub-cutting, gutter cleaning, recycling, pothole repair, waterblasting, window cleaning, house moves. How can we help? LAWNMOWING. Pakawau, Bainham, Takaka to Wainui. Ph N Shaw 525 7597, 027 212 4020. niallshaw_6@hotmail.com

NGANGA picture framing, Collingwood, enquiries ph 021 107 6312, 524 8660. Expert framing by a professional artist. ORANGE Rentals have rental cars, trailers and a furniture trailer available for hire. Ph 027 337 7147. PAINTING and interior, exterior plastering. Licensed qualified local tradesman. Ph CM Coatings 027 222 0507. PAINTER AVAILABLE NOW. Quality and efficient service, 30 years’ experience. Ph Luca 022 086 1842. PENINSULA Plasterers for all your interior plastering needs. No job too small. Quality assured. 20+ years’ experience. For a free quote ph Craig 027 472 4376.


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19 Charlett Point Road, Rangihaeata

53 Gibbs Road, Collingwood

Lets talk about commission! A client suggested I explain publicly that I don't get paid the commission as the agent. Ray White Golden Bay operates completely differently to other agencies. Our team works together for the benefit of our client, we are paid a weekly wage, plus we each get a set bonus for every sale Ray White Golden Bay achieves. Pay fair, play fair!

One Agent, One Team, One Result 25 Tata Heights, Tata

60 Tangmere Road, Rototai

Ordinary agencies pay the listing agent a larger portion of the commission than to the agent who claims to have introduced the buyer. If one of the agents does both, they get paid both. We do not do "gimmicks" either - all advertising is free when a property sells within the marketing campaign, even for Trademe & Property Press. Post Covid -19, if you price a property in this market and you are likely to miss out on the extra cash competing buyers are willing to pay. Our sales methods take "Price" out of the equation and let the magic happen, so you get true market value for your largest asset. Our promise is that our focus is always on how much money goes into your pocket and not on how much money goes into ours.

Billy Kerrisk Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

Level 1, 11 Buxton Lane, Takaka | Facebook @RaywhiteGoldenbay | 03 525 7219 I 027 608 5606 | www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz | Billy Kerrisk Licensed Agent REAA 2008 PROPERTY AVAILABLE / Rawa watea FOR sale: Large property of 962sqm with a 190sqm house. Situated within walking distance of Takaka schools and shops, this recently renovated house is ideal for a large family. It has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, study room, kitchen, large sunny living room and a big garage. $480,000 negotiable. To arrange a viewing or for further information ph Miki 027 825 1531.

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko DAIRY cows, four available, mixed age, in calf with August due dates. Crossbreed with average BW137. Reasonable offers considered. Ph Chris 021 115 0217. WINDSCREENS. Replaced or repaired at Golden Bay Glass. 96 Commercial St. Ph 525 7274.

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TOP soil, Clifton quality, suitable gardens. Ph 027 391 1626.

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

FIREWOOD SECONDS. Load your own, from $40 per average-sized trailer load. SECONDHAND GOODS MUST GO. This Saturday, 8am-12pm, Bay Firewood, 315 Takaka-Collingwood Highway. Ph 027 769 6348.

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko ELECTRIC Bike, $1400, eZee Torq Alfine, very good condition. Ph 525 7376. GOOD dry firewood, $100 for apple-bin size delivered Takaka town area. Used posts ,1.8m, $30 for bundle of 10. Ph 027 525 8457.


LADIES’ bike, new condition, free-wheel, carrier, basket, older style. Ph 525 7585.

FABRIC at discounted prices, various lengths and widths, call in and view our sales stand fabrics with quality fabrics from $25/metre. Start transforming your space today with floor -to-ceiling lined curtains along with a quality track. Call into Imagine designs, next to GB Glass. MOUNTAINBIKE, large alloy hardtail, excellent condition. $75 ono. Ph 022 100 6219.

LAWNMOWING & GARDENING BUSINESS FOR SALE Established client base of more than 50 clients. Full training and after-sale support given. Price by negotiation. Optional to purchase: Ride-on mower, trailer, truck. Phone 027 859 6847 THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 17 JULY 2020

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EXCAVATOR / DUMPER OPERATOR The Golden Bay Dolomite Team requires the services of a competent Excavator and Dumper operator at our Mt Burnett Collingwood site. The successful applicant will preferably have large excavator and quarry experience. The position involves excavating rock from both our lime and dolomite quarries, loading and carting rock from quarry to the plant and assisting with drilling and blasting at both quarries. This is an exciting position for a self motivated and organised heavy machine operator who is able to organise their own work and worksite, and manage it in a safe and efficient manner. This is a Golden Bay based full time position and we would expect applicants to have the Licences and Endorsements for Heavy Machinery Operation. Opportunities for further training and advancement as a Quarryman are available. In return for your services we are offering a competitive hourly rate, with excellent working conditions. Apply to: Wynne Adrian Systems Manager E mail hr@sollys.co.nz www.goldenbaydolomite.co.nz

PO Box 162 Takaka Ph 03-5259843

We are looking for an Office Manager to join our team The position is full time: Mon to Fri 8.00am to 5pm

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You will be someone who can: Ensure the smooth running of our office Answer the telephone and deal with customer enquiries Book in jobs with our customers and liaise with our team Work under pressure at times and be self-managed You will have: Data entry (invoicing) and great written skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Knowledge in payroll for processing weekly wages and PAYE would be preferred Knowledge in accounts receivable, payable, GST, and cashbook would be preferred Great organisational skills The two programmes we run are MYOB and Mechanics Desk which are both integrated together, training will be given to the right applicant. This is a busy and varied role that will require a person who is pro-active and dedicated, and who can self-manage their workload. Please apply in writing, and email your CV to: mobilemechanical@xtra.co.nz APPLICATIONS CLOSE: FRIDAY 24TH JULY 2020

Golden Bay Community Health Vacancy Casual Receptionist / Administrator We are looking for a suitably qualified candidate in the following casual position:

RECEPTIONIST / ADMINISTRATOR to join our busy team. If you have two to three years’ experience in an administrative support role and demonstrated competence in using Microsoft Office and/or Indici or other PMS, we would welcome your application For a job description and application form go to www.nbph.org.nz/vacancies or please contact Sally.Boixo@nbph.org.nz Practice Coordinator for further information If this sounds like you, please send your CV and application to hr@nbph.org.nz or NBPH, PO Box 1776 Nelson 7040. Position closes Monday 27 July 2020 .

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē ANATOKI SALMON fishing and café. Catch your own lunch or order from the menu. Open every day from 10am. www. anatokisalmon.co.nz COLLINGWOOD TAVERN. 11am-7pm, Sunday-Thursday; 11am-late, Friday and Saturday.

Golden Bay Community Health Vacancy CONTRACTING MANAGER / Civil Sollys Contractors are seeking an Experienced Manager or a person with strong Civil Engineering Industry skills to oversee the Sollys Contracting Team of 15 staff. As Contracting Manager you will be required to be based in Golden Bay and have strengths in operational management, staff management, planning and organisational abilities. The ability to sell our services to customers, scope and cost work will also be a significant part of this position. A focus on H&S and Compliance together with the ability to build relationships with clients, consultants and other divisions within the Sollys Group will bring success to the position. A competitive remuneration package is offered, the level of which will be determined by the experience of the successful applicant. Please supply a CV and references with your application. Apply to: Wynne Adrian Systems Manager E mail hr@sollys.co.nz

PO Box 162 Takaka 7142 Ph 03 525 9843

CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAYS SACRED Heart Catholic Church. An invitation to the celebration of Holy Mass, 4pm, Sundays, behind the historic church building in the former Catholic Hall. A warm welcome to all. GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them each Sunday, 10am at Takaka and 4.45pm at Collingwood. ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for morning worship at 10am. Rev Dr Don Fergus. Sermon: “The curtain of history.” 18

We are looking for a suitably qualified candidate in the following 0.6 permanent position:

RECEPTIONIST / ADMINISTRATOR to join our busy team Mondays – Thursdays 9.00am -2.00pm, Fridays 9.00am – 1.00pm If you have two to three years’ experience in an administrative support role and demonstrated competence in using Microsoft Office and/or Indici or other PMS, we would welcome your application For a job description and application form go to www.nbph.org.nz/vacancies or please contact Sally.Boixo@nbph.org.nz Practice Coordinator for further information If this sounds like you, please send your CV and application to hr@nbph.org.nz or NBPH, PO Box 1776 Nelson 7040. Position closes Monday 27 July 2020


COURTHOUSE CAFÉ, Collingwood. Open 7 days, 8.30am2pm. Pizzas and curries Fridays, 4.30-7pm, takeaway only. Ph 524 8194. CURRY LEAF. Open 7 days, 12-8pm. Chef-made food, takeaway prices. Order online thecurryleaf.co.nz or ph 525 8481. DANGEROUS KITCHEN. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, TuesdaySaturday from 9am till 8pm, closed Sunday, Monday. For bookings and takeaways ph 525 8686. DE-LISH DELICATESSEN. Sumptuous, delicious food. Lunches, catering, coffee, chocolate, cheeses and epicure items. Open from 6.30am. Ph 525 7111. GARDEN SANCTUARY CAFÉ at Aroha Health Spa. Organic coffee, herbal teas, fresh juices, light meals and treats. Open Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am-1.30pm, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. MAD CAFE & RESTAURANT, Collingwood. Where only the best will do. Open Thursday to Sunday, 11am-2pm and 4pm8pm. Then closed for remodeling work until 6 August. Be pleasantly surprised. Ph 021 107 6312. OLD SCHOOL CAFÉ, Pakawau. Open 4pm-late, Thursday, Friday. 11am-late, Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Ph 524 8457. THE MUSSEL INN. Open 7 days, 11am til late. TOTALLY ROASTED, Pohara. Winter hours 9am-3pm, Thursday to Monday. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday. Friday night wood-fired pizzas from 4-7pm. LAST PIZZA NIGHT THIS FRIDAY; WILL BE BACK AGAIN IN SPRING.

Kahurangi Christian Church

TOTOS CAFÉ & PIZZERIA: Open Sundays, weather permitting, 10am-4pm, ph 039 707 934, Totaranui hill.

We’re meeting in small interactive groups, Collingwood and Takaka areas, this Sunday.

WHOLEMEAL CAFÉ, open for dine-in meals and takeaways 7.30am-3pm, Monday to Friday and 8am-3pm Saturday and Sunday.

For more info contact Rowan Miller 021 106 8461 or Robin & Lauren Swafford 524 8498 Email: kahurangichurch@gmail.com Facebook: Kahurangi Christian Church “Oh, Magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together”

Psalm 34:3 Sunday Service 10 am Includes Kids Program During term All Welcome ☺ Pastor: Rodney Watson 0275 114 266 93 Commercial St, Takaka. www.godunlimited.org Ph: 5259 265 Includes Kids program


UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere



The Mussel Inn Coming Up...

Saturday 18 July, 10am - 2pm

PEA, PIE, SPUD AND PUDDING LUNCHEON. Motupipi hall fundraiser, 12pm, $12 per person. Raffle, baking, produce. See advert to the right for full details.

Luncheon & Mini Book Fair

Sat 18th TILLERMAN - play funkadelic dancing tunes, 8pm. $5

Lunch at 12pm, $12pp


Shopping bag of books $5 Baking, produce, raffle.

ZUMBA: Exercise with a difference. Love music, love dance? Come join us, Mondays: Senior Citizens’ Hall 6-7pm with your instructor Maria. See Wednesday too.

Thu 16th QUIZ - all welcome, 7.30pm Thu 23rd POEMS SONGS AND STORIES - open mic. 7.30pm, all welcome, koha entry Thu 30th QUIZ - all welcome, 7.30pm

TUESDAY 21 JULY BADMINTON, GBHS gym, 7-9pm. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007.

SEPTEMBER Weds 9th THE BETHS - tickets @ undertheradar

GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays. Late fees apply until 4pm Tuesdays, if space is available. Paradise Entertainment and Collingwood On the Spot store are our agents. Email us: admin@gbweekly.co.nz. Office hours are Monday-Wednesday, 9am-5pm.


Beautiful live acoustic music with


WEDNESDAY 22 JULY COSTUME HIRE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Ph Linda 525 8487 or Diane 525 8097(evenings). ZUMBA. Collingwood Sunday School Hall 6-7pm. See Monday.

Come in, enjoy, and warm your heart

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

Ph 525 8686 for bookings and takeaways

THURSDAY 23 JULY DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 10am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007.


Fri Sat

Programmes to listen out for


The Road Less Travelled – Join Joe Higgins and

Saturday morning.


Henry Ludbrook on The Road Less Travelled, where they play and discuss a wide range of their favourite Songs and Poems. The Road Less Travelled airs Wednesday night at 8.00 and replays midnight

Monday: Northerlies developing. Cloud increasing and some rain about Kahurangi later. Tuesday: Northerlies. Rain, maybe locally heavy for a time. Wind and rain easing later.

Saturday 1st August

subdiVSion audio presents WARP// MR.// BONES

Saturday 8th August


+ SPECIAL GUESTS TBA Gourmet food & burgers, Open fire, Good beer, Good people

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


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Valid from Friday 17 until Tuesday 21 July

Sunday: Easterlies, gradually easing. Cloudy, rain at times, mainly near the ranges.



Golden Bay weather forecast

occasionally gusty elsewhere. Cloudy but dry.

soulfire soundsystem Saturday 25th July


Saturday: Easterlies, strong near Farewell and



and Grace from our Nelson Studio presenting a breakfast show with a different musical theme each episode. Broadcast live from the Nelson Studio, alternating Wed. mornings from 7.06 - 9am. The Abdul-Jabbars - Reza and Silvia demystify and break barriers down between faiths, and provide the true picture of the Islamic faith within NZ. This show is about faith, family, farm life and flying the flag for inclusion. It Airs every 2nd Sunday afternoon at 3.00. Eco Postcards - Joanna Santa Barbara presents an Eco Postcard, focusing on sustainability and the environment. Monday afternoon at 3.30 and replaying Saturday morning at 09.50.

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Fresh Start Wednesday: Join hosts Michael Bortnick

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