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Fonterra’s challenging year

Main picture: A Fonterra tanker at the Takaka factory. Inset: Fonterra manager Victor Gahamadze unveils the company’s new strategy. Photo: Alistair Hughes. ALISTAIR HUGHES

Last week’s Fonterra community meeting, at its Takaka factory, saw representatives from a range of the company’s operations provide an overview of recent developments. Victor Gahamadze, Fonterra area manager for Top of the South, opened the meeting by unveiling the company’s new strategy, formulated in response to environmental pressures and global market changes. “We’ve moved from a volume-based model to something which we hope will resonate more with you, something a bit more humble, honest and achievable,” he explained. “We came to the realisation that we needed to focus primarily on our precious New Zealand milk, and how to get the most value out of that when we sell it to the world.” The aim, he said, is to create greater return for farmers with a focus on collaboration and environmental health. Brightwater Fonterra site manager Chris Win outlined the company’s Covid-19 response, and the unusual challenges met across the company. Fonterra’s May production of 60 tonnes of specialised protein product, charter-

flown to the US for urgent use in hospital care, was singled out as an example. Next to speak was Emily MacDonald, Fonterra’s environmental manager for the Upper South Island. She described Fonterra’s targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy usage. Provoking the most interest was the Brightwater site’s partial conversion to wood chip fuel, a successful pilot scheme to reduce coal burning across the country. No new coal boilers will be installed by the company. In the more immediate Takaka environment, Fonterra has donated $14,000 towards the restoration of the Motupipi River. Environmental advisor Caitlyn Poole announced Fonterra’s commitment to zero landfill waste by 2025. This involves recycling and converting used plastics and packaging for new purposes such as insulation for building products and underground cables. Gary Harwood, the utilities manager for Takaka, recounted discussions about assisting local young people. These led to apprenticeships for mechanical, engineering and electrical students. The Fonterra plant

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has also taken part in the Golden Bay High School’s Gateway programme to provide work experience and skills development. Victor then opened the floor to questions and invited stakeholders to rate Fonterra’s performance. This led to an honest and robust exchange of views. Also shared was a frank forecast of what to expect from this very difficult year. The meeting closed with some words from sustainable dairy advisor Mirka Langford. She described her role as working with Fonterra’s dairy providers in the Top of the South Island to help improve their environmental performance. An important part of this is preparing a detailed Farm Environment Plan, which she hopes every supplier will have by the end of next season. In addition to the information presented during the evening, attendees also had plenty to say. “It runs up and down, but on a whole it’s a very positive co-op to be involved in,” said one shareholder. “Fonterra does a lot for the community, and on a whole I’m proud to be a part owner.”

Local board debate JO RICHARDS

With the consultation on the option of a local board for Golden Bay well underway, governance costs, rather than democratic benefits, has become the key issue. The Local Government Commission (LGC) estimates the additional direct costs associated with a local board will be $240,000pa, plus a further $42,000pa in additional remuneration costs, which if recovered through a targeted rate for Golden Bay, would result in an additional charge of $75pa per rateable property. Tasman District Council has yet to finalise its submission, but a draft document seen by The GB Weekly shows it coming out strongly against a local board. In what is essentially an update of the CEO’s letter of 10 June 2019 to the LGC, TDC’s costs of providing support are inflated well above the LGC’s estimate while allocation of responsibility is strongly discouraged. Golden Bay Local Board Working Group secretary Tony Lawton says it is important to consider both costs and responsibilities. “The governance costs for a local board will depend to some extent on the responsibilities delegated to it by the governing body.” More delegations, he says, could mean higher governance costs, but will allow increased local decision-making. Although the LGC’s process is focused on Golden Bay, interest is growing in other wards. If this leads to the establishment of local boards across the district, Tony believes a harmonised system of devolved governance could be supported by a central service centre, similar to that used by Auckland City Council to support its 21 local boards. Such an arrangement could reduce overhead costs and spread them over the entire ratepayer base. Tony describes a scenario of four local boards established across Tasman district with similar operating costs to Waikehe Island’s board ($900,000pa), and allocated most of TDC’s non-regulatory activities. “A total of $3.6m would be required to fund a central local board service centre. TDC’s current governance costs for 2019 are stated at $4.5m in their 2019 accounts. If 50 per cent ($2.25m) of this cost was transferred to support a local board service centre, in view of local boards undertaking many of the responsibilities currently performed by TDC centrally, the $3.6m drops to $1.35million ‘incremental cost, or around $60pa per rateable property across the Tasman district. This would provide community-centric local government, with its significant benefits to Tasman’s communities.”

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The team from Bainham’s famous Langford Store all enjoyed the lockdown so much they’re doing it again, having recently closed for their traditional three-month winter break. Sukhita Langford says that she and husband Will and their children Jake and Amber will use this precious family time to recharge. Sukhita took over the remote historic store and favourite tourist destination from her Aunt Lorna in 2008. A big street party marked the key’s hand-over, and it was exciting, Sukhita says—a clean slate. The first year they had no children, but in the following year Sukhita was pregnant with Jake, now 11. “Children are a good barometer,” she reports. “We’ve been here 12 years.” Over that time there have been many “ups and downs”, and a fair amount of “scrumping”. But Sukhita, a natural optimist, says: “I don’t see the point in doing it if you don’t love it.” The business has slowly evolved, collectibles have accumulated, and the store has taken on a character of its own. “’Some things change, some things stay the same” is one of our catch phrases,” says Sukhita. “Every year I do something slightly different; it can’t be ‘that old thing again’. It also needs to be interesting for me. As times have changed and the kids have got older, it’s become easier.” With the tiny commercial kitchen out the back, Will has continued baking cakes. Sukhita has become a collector and creator. She buys to best honour the local Bainham history and the store itself, and adds her own creations, like her trademark Kiwi-themed aprons and hats. “I’m loving the ‘reused’, and my grandma's old sewing machine, and finding the beautiful old fabrics,” she says. “Some I can’t even bear to cut; they’re so beautiful I want to frame them.” In addition, an eclectic mix of recycled vintage and retro treasures, local art and craft and quirky curiosities are for sale galore, with barely enough wall space to house them all. Despite the recent evolutions, the essential store has been unchanged for 92 years while change has been going on all around, says Sukhita. “The world has changed.” “We’ll get back to the bulk bins and the brown paper

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The regular Golden Bay Community and Whanau meetings have recommenced. The first since lockdown in March was held at the Community Centre last Tuesday lunchtime. Guest speaker was Linda Glew, from Brave Heart, which is a support group for families with loved ones in the grip of substance abuse and addictions. Co-ordinator Jo Sharpe, of Mohua Social Services (MSS), encourages people in the community to come along to the lunchtime meetings, bring their lunch and enjoy a complimentary cuppa. “Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday – not the last - of every month,” she said. “Everyone is welcome.” “It’s about community connection,” Jo explained. “Connection to each other and to the services available and a sense that from the community other possibilities can grow, things can blossom.” MSS manager Premal Gauntlett added that the meetings are also an opportunity for networking for agencies and the community. The Men’s Shed is an example of a community group that came out of the monthly meetings, and is now up and running. As is the Big Brothers, Big Sisters mentor programme, which was launched as The GB Weekly went to print this week. The Golden Bay Cycleway Project also shared information, ideas and progress during the early stages of that development. Jo welcomes representatives from all groups, services, school groups and especially those who are new to Golden Bay. “It is an opportunity to share ideas. It’s great for newcomers to come along and find out what’s happening in the Bay, or to come and ask.” She has recently redesigned the poster advertising the monthly meetings. It depicts a photograph of Wharariki Beach as a background to the details, which include who the guest speaker is each month. Anyone who has ideas or information they’d like to share can contact Jo at 525 9728.

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On Friday 24 July, early childhood education (ECE) teachers took part in an unprecedented stop-work union meeting, closing their centres for two hours. The stop-work meetings were held to address the discrepancy in pay rates between early childhood educators and kindergarten and primary teachers. Although they all hold the same qualification, the difference in pay rates ranges from 9-49 per cent. At the meeting they were joined by Paul Goulter, the national secretary for the New Zealand Educational Institute. Golden Kids head teacher Sage Andrews said: “Paul was very impressed with our enthusiasm towards pay parity and the quality education care we provide at Golden Kids, with our high teacher to child ratios.” In the ECEVoice advocacy campaign material, it states: “Right now, there’s a crisis in ECE. Low pay and underfunding mean thousands of teachers are leaving the profession every year. There’s a critical shortage of qualified ECE teachers. We’ve got more of our children in ECE than ever before, but there are 55 per cent fewer people training to be ECE teachers than 10 years ago. We aren’t keeping and attracting great teachers.” To show your support for Early Childhood teachers and learn more about the need for pay parity visit https://www.ecevoice. org/why-ece-matters.

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LE T TERS Constructive change via LGC submission process

Kia ora whanau, I hope this finds you all warm and happy. Nationally, there is an increase in serious motor vehicle crashes and drunk/drugged driving. Locally, we have definitely noticed a deterioration in driving standards since lockdown. Expect to see a strong police presence on the roads concentrating on restraints, impairment, distractions and speed. It’s up to all of us to stop the senseless carnage and loss of life that occurs year after year. Keep to the road rules, drive to the conditions and give other road users (cyclists in particular) plenty of room, whether they are on the “bike” path or not. A number of locals have been spoken to about helping themselves to wood on Rangihaeata waterfront. Below is a summary of incidents occurring over the last two weeks: • 17 July. A 35-year-old local male was summonsed to court for dangerous driving and driving whilst suspended following a complaint about the manner of his driving on the Takaka Hill. • 18 July. A 62-year-old local male was arrested on warrant after failing to appear in the Nelson District Court. • 19 July. A vehicle was stolen overnight in Abel Tasman Drive only to be found undamaged at Pohara. • 19 July. A local female was issued an infringement notice following a single-car crash on Dry Road. • 24 July. A 57-year-old local male was summonsed to court for cultivation of cannabis. • 25 July. A 44-year-old Nelson male with extensive dishonesty offending history was observed on CCTV behaving suspiciously outside GB Community Health at 4.50am. Police were called and male was located and givena ride to a relative’s house who then took him back over the hill. A great example of how cameras can assist to prevent crime occurring. • 25 July. A 57-year-old local female was summonsed to Nelson District Court for driving with excess breath alcohol, third and subsequent. • 25 July. A rave was held overnight at Blue Hole with at least two incidents of people having belongings stolen whilst probably not in a state to do much about it. Ravegoers beware – someone is targeting you. • Two lots of keys handed in with identifiable keyrings. One has a small yellow clog and one has a metal bottle opener in the shape of a sheep. Come pick them up from the station. • A number of unwanted vehicles have been discarded around the area of late. Aorere Goldfields, Cobb Valley and Paines Ford seem to be favourite dumping grounds. This is unacceptable. Be assured that police will assist the council in locating the last registered owner and recover the costs of removal and dumping. Do the right thing. • On 14 August at 2pm police will be in attendance at the end of the Golden Bay Community Board meeting. This is a chance for the public to meet Area Commander Inspector Paul Borrell, and Senior Sergeant Martin Tunley who is the officer in charge of Rural Police (my boss) for the Tasman District. We will be endorsing the proposal for CCTV cameras and are happy to answer questions. We encourage you to attend.

It is well recognised that the 1989 local body restructure devised community boards as “sops” to disenfranchised communities who had lost their local councils. As chair of Golden Bay’s first community board, it very quickly became obvious that without community boards covering all wards of the newly formed Tasman District Council, the structure of council was inefficient as it needed systems in place to deal with both community boards as well as wards without boards. With submissions currently being sought on a local board for the Bay, it won’t change the fundamental problem of the inefficiency and costs of a lack of district-wide coverage of a community-level tier of local government. Whether you submit to support or not support the proposal for a local board, but agree with my comments above, please state in your submission that you “strongly support district-wide coverage of a community-level tier of local governance”. There is support for such a proposal in other areas of our district and, as the Local Governement Commission submission form has been sent out to all Tasman District ratepayers, if enough people want the same thing then a really positive change could happen. Andy Clark

Local board - the cost of local decision making

Both the current community board and proposed local board models have costs – part of the annual rates. Both would work better when the relationship between Tasman District Council (TDC) and the community they serve is strong. The question is which governance model is more likely to create better outcomes for the people of Golden Bay and the wider community. In 1989 when governance was moved from Golden Bay County Council to TDC many lobbied to keep Golden Bay separate. Had Golden Bay in 1989 had a choice between a local board or a community board – that is, more control over the decisions affecting us or not – everyone would have chosen the local board. We have now had a community board for 30 years and blimey, what have they been allowed to do? The community board’s power is given to them or not at TDC’s discretion. As reported in The GB Weekly last week, TDC have tried to get rid of the community board altogether, and have ignored Local Government Commission (LGC) recommendations to delegate the board more power. Thirty years is enough time for TDC to demonstrate their form. For four years I have worked to keep the grandstand up at the showgrounds. This is but one example of the less obvious costs of the current, weaker governance model and could have been sorted out over a cup of tea four years ago, back when the grandstand was fully functional. Instead, TDC staff saw no further reason to meet and began an expensive opposition. The Golden Bay community has spent over $150,000 to keep the grandstand; it is fair to assume TDC have spent twice that on their external legal fees alone. That’s $450,000 and excludes TDC staff hours, community volunteer hours, and the subsequent damage to the grandstand under TDC’s watch. We have a chance now to be heard – the LGC commissioners are listening. What kind of decisions would we like to be part of – parking for visiting sports buses? Rock walls to protect properties? Think of our children’s children, be bold…and keep working on the relationships. Hazel Pearson

Local board about much more than cost

has no limit. The Local Government Commission has no answer. We have to challenge it as a united front led by you both as our representatives. The bureaucracy, like turkeys, do not vote for an early Christmas. Their goal is to keep their jobs, create more fantasies to spend our money on, and engage more people to help spend it. This nation is facing monetary crises unprecedented. TDC has no brakes and is running away with our money. All our elected councillors must unite now and start applying the brakes. Reduce staff, shelve non-essential developments, and cut all expenses involved with running costs of headquarters in Richmond. Reg Turner

Great Barrier Island: local board differences

Friends of ours who lived in Golden Bay for many years moved to Great Barrier Island (GBI) five years ago. As part of Auckland City, they have a local board, not a community board. Their rates are much lower than they were in Golden Bay, actually around 30 per cent of what they were here for a somewhat larger property and house there. They haven’t investigated but from their perspective the local board doesn’t cost them much at all. They tell of a very different picture with their local board than with the struggles we experience between the Golden Bay Community Board and TDC. Their local board is allocated significant funds for community needs of all sorts and they’re the decision makers on spending for the island. Unlike our community board, their local board is allowed to create the annual plan and longer-range plans in consultation with the community, but on GBI their goals aren’t thwarted. They have a part-time “strategic broker” who along with the local board chairperson advocates for the island with Auckland Council and does some of the communication with the community via Barrier Chitchat and the Barrier Bulletin, their bi-weekly local newsletter. She’s the only extra staff person in relation to the board. They know of little tension between the board and council and it all seems to run smoothly without frustration for the board or the community. So in closing, it can work if TDC will allow. Bill Wallis

Wood pigeons starving again?

In the last week I;ve noticed wood pigeons coming down to within two feet of the ground. In September last year they were on the ground. When they do this it means they are starving. Last year DOC in Auckland were given 80 starved pigeons but could only save 40. Apparently it’s due to a glitch in their food supply because of global warming. DOC said you can feed them tinned peas or corn kernels. Tony Clearwater

Mussel barge noise impact survey

A group of residents who are concerned about the social and environmental impacts of the expanding mussel farming industry are collecting data regarding how people in the Bay are affected by mussel barge noise. If you would like to complete this two-minute survey please go to the following website: https:/www.surveymonkey.com/r/GX96FGD. It is important to note that the Marine Farming Impacts Group (MFIG) are not opposed to mussel farming. We wish to work with the industry and TDC to promote responsible practises, eg noise mitigation, plastic waste controls. Gaylene Wilkinson on behalf of MFIG

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A lot is being said about the increased cost of a local board compared to a community board – but not much is being said about the increased chances of a good decision being made first time, and the associated savings to TDC of not being taken to court. Repeatedly in TDC’s case. This is just one example of potential cost savings and I am sure there are many many more. Also, I learned recently that a local board can be “undone” through the same process that is being used to create one – it was nice to find out that it is reversible. And lastly, I have become aware that some people think that a local board means splitting from TDC and in fact it doesn’t mean that. Jill Pearson

We decided last year when the winter heating allowance was introduced that we felt we did not deserve to be given it; we are still active enough to get our own firewood from our trees, our pension plus savings give us an adequate income, and there are more needs in the community. After all it is taxpayers’ dollars. So we pass it on monthly to Mohua Social Services who can then use it for the needs they see in the community. We know the regular amount into their bank account is valued. So this letter is a suggestion to anyone who may not have thought of this idea. Name withheld

Dear Celia and Chris, my question to you both, were you in the Bay when amalgamation was forced on us? As a county council, I gather we balanced the books. On amalgamation our rates shot up. I believe a ward board should create greater economies of scale. I can give many examples. I question the fact that a target rate of $75 per ratepayer in our ward be imposed. This is simply not based on fact and, like the dam,

With reference to the letters of Robert Kennedy and Steve Penny (GBW 24/7), I admire the artwork White Silence Is Compliance. The word “white” is appropriate and re-enforced by the use of biased history books used in schools for over a century, which have only recently been outed. Colonialism invariably leads to injustice. Local people, our neighbours, have told me they are insulted on a daily basis just by being who they are. Racism is alive and

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LE T TERS kicking in NZ. What happened to the touted phrase, “a fair go”? Concerning Robert’s quote which was “I suspect that many well-meaning Pakeha are quiet on this subject out of fear of saying the wrong thing” and Steve’s likewise concerns about Pakeha sensibilities over the use of the word “white”. Yes, all races can be racist, but here the majority are Pakeha. All should realise that racism is just one version of cowardly bullying which silence permits to permeate and corrode the fabric of our society, which affects your children adversely if they are perceived to be different. Despite good intentions, bullying in schools and workplaces is rife, demeaning and inhibiting. Speak up, instead of condoning nasty, destructive behaviour by your silence. Your children will pick up on your initiatives either way. Let your lead be one they will be proud to follow. Here’s some other quotes, “feel the fear and do it anyway”, and “remember to be kind”. Karen Brookes

Racial inequalities

Well done to Andrew Thorpe for the artwork White Silence Is Compliance. It has prompted some discussion as intended. An example of the importance of this issue may be found in research by the Ministry of Health and University of Otago. They note that life expectancy at birth is a key indicator of how well a society cares for its people. Māori life expectancy is around eight years less than non-Māori. Their research shows that socioeconomic factors and lifestyle variables such as diet and alcohol consumption do not account for this difference. The researchers say that health inequalities are a result of discrimination which creates inequalities in resources and power. Keith Ballard

Unite to fight for freedom and democracy

Noel Baigent says we have nothing to fear from Big Brother (GBW letters 24/7), but nothing could be further from the truth. Our surveillance society, which we have been foolish enough to create out of inflated fear, plus a desire for information, cheap entertainment and social inclusion, is a dream come true for a totalitarian government of the Left or Right. We are sleepwalking into the nightmare dystopia described by the great defender of democracy George Orwell in his classic novel 1984.

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Prospective dictatorships exploit times of economic hardship to gain power by “divide and rule”, scapegoating minority groups and inflaming fears and prejudices to remove our civil liberties, as is happening now with Covid-19 and freedom camping. Our best defence is building awareness and community, knowing that those of us who hunger and thirst for democracy and freedom will be satisfied, but only if we unite and fight. So I thank Grant Knowles for raising the issue of racism at this highly appropriate time, despite my disagreeing with his opinions and methods last week. It’s time to remember the lessons of history, so my positive response to his initiative is to urge everyone in our community to go and see the magnificent movie White Riot, which has its final showing tomorrow, Saturday, at 4.30pm. (If you miss it, please ask for extra showings.) The film documents the story of Rock Against Racism, which used music and magazines to resist the rise of fascism in impoverished late-seventies Britain. Please don’t miss it. Steve Penny

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Help shape vision for the Bay SUBMITTED

What’s your vision for your environment in 20 years? If you take five minutes to clarify it today, it’s far more likely to happen tomorrow, say a group of Golden Bay residents who are building an environmental strategy. The community group Mohua 2040 have been gathering ideas from locals about the kind of world they’d like to live in in the year 2040, with the environment being at the heart of their research. This Saturday they’re hosting an information gathering session at the Takaka Village Market. People are invited to share their thoughts by writing on sticky notes and putting them on a big tree. This will capture information about what the community is already doing well, to both support a sustainable future and see what the gaps are. “We want to know what you’d like to see happening environmentally in 2040, and that touches into all areas of our community, from farming to transport, education, business, everything,” says member Charlotte Squire. Debbie Pearson, also a member of the group, said the approach the group is taking is similar to the one used to plan and action the new cycle lanes. “Building on work that had been done over many decades, we identified the vision, being clear that we wanted it to be a positive process for all involved, and that’s what happened,” says Debbie. Mohua 2040 is made up of people with backgrounds in science, finance, local governance, art, and communications. They intend for the finished strategy to feed into the Tasman District Council’s ten-year plan, and to guide them to focus on areas needing more work. For more information contact Debbie Pearson: Debbiepearson@hotmail.com

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Vegetable care

Use garden plan to organise work. Dig green crops in for September plantings. Chit potatoes in light. Plant early potatoes into furrows or mulch with lots of straw/hay. Plant new asparagus for eating in 2023, adding lime, compost and mulch. Cloche to warm soil. Sprout kumara in half a jar of water for planting in October. Keep onions, garlic and shallots (Alliums) weed-free. Mulch Alliums, Brassicas, peas and broad beans with seaweed/seagrass. Support broad beans with stakes and twine. Liquid fertilise with nitrogen-rich brews to aid growth. Check for vegetable bugs, slugs and snails. Feed to chooks. Hothouse: Start propagating. Use bottom heat for tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. Prepare beds to plant heat-loving crops or salads. Clean plastic/glass for good sunlight. For transplanting: All seeds 2 and 15 August. Spring onions and leafy greens (silverbeet, spinach, lettuce, endive, spring cabbages) (also 17-18 and 26-27 August). Onions (red and brown) (also 22-23 August). Early tomatoes, eggplants and peppers (also 19-20 and 28-29 August). Flowers, eg viola (also 16 and 24 August). Sow direct: All seeds 2 and 15 August. Mesclun salad and spring onions (also 17-18 and 26-27 August). Peas (cover) (also 19-20 and 28-29 August). Carrots, beetroot, turnip and swede (also 22-23 August). Flowers, eg nasturtium (also 16 and 24 August). Plant: Best 2-15 and 30-31 August. Onions, salad greens, spinach, cabbages and early potatoes. Flowers, eg perennials.

Herb care

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Fruit care

Plant fruits into prepared holes—at correct spacing. Finish winter pruning. Harvest pepinos, citrus and late tamarillos. Complete feeding the orchard with minerals, manure and woody compost. Plant perennial herbs/flowers to attract beneficial insects. Plant strawberries or replace old plants with runners. Mulch well. Spray all fruits with seaweed foliar mix. Copper-spray susceptible fruit against diseases, before and after bud burst. Protect young subtropicals from frost and wind. Divide and transplant rhubarb.

General garden care

Plant perennial shrubs, trees and herbaceous perennials. Mulch. Prune trees, hedges and shrubs for better sunlight and shape. Shred prunings. Lime/dolomite lawns. Fix and clean garden tools. Organise garden equipment.

There are several techniques worth considering for getting the soil ready for planting, whether you have an existing garden patch or nothing but lawn. Avoid cultivating the soil when it is soggy. 1. Forking method If you have hardy weeds like dock, couch grass or convolvulus, then the most effective method is forking. Define the area to be dug over. Best bed width: 1.2-1.5 metres wide. Start at one end with a spade to create a definitive edge. Fork backwards down the bed, one fork width at a time, piling sods onto what you have dug and pulling out the weeds. If you have convolvulus, dig as deep as possible. Broad forks are great for this. Put the weeds in two piles, one for grasses and non-hardy weeds, and the other for dock and problem growers, etc. Dry out the hardy weeds, or better still, put them into a drum of water to rot into liquid fertiliser in a few months. Once you’ve done the bed, level it with a fork, rake or tine fork. 2. Shovel method If you have lawn or just a weedy patch without nasty weeds, then a shovel is an effective tool. Flip a shovelful of soil, with greenery on top, over into a hole and continue down the bed until the end. Simple, especially if you use the shovel as a lever; your back will appreciate that! 3. Double digging Now for some real effort! This is good if the subsoil isn’t draining well. Work from one end, digging a spade-width section of topsoil. Then dig down another spade depth and remove the subsoil. Put all this soil in a wheelbarrow. Flip the next section into the ditch just dug, putting subsoil on top. Continue till the end. Tip the wheelbarrow into the last trench, with subsoil on top. 4. Grubbing method Instead of digging over the soil, you can just chip off the greenery below the crown, leaving the roots in the ground to decompose. Works well with lawn, though hardy weeds will need forking out first. Compost grass sods. 5. No-dig or sheet mulching method: Probably the easiest method, but it does take some resource-gathering. Lay cardboard or newspaper on top of the ground/grass, then hay, straw, manure, compost, minerals, etc in whatever order, and top with seaweed or grass clippings. Cover with black plastic to speed decomposition. Leave for four to six weeks before planting. No good for root crops.

Fertile Ground member Avner Cain grubbing weeds in preparation for early potato planting. Photo: Sol Morgan.

Feeding the soil With the above methods (not no-dig) then you’ll want to feed the soil for good healthy crops. Add minerals like lime, dolomite, rock phosphate, potash and sulphur. Get a soil test to determine what is lacking and how much to add. Fishmeal or blood and bone are useful. Good quality compost made from local materials is ideal. Otherwise look to Sollys for Flourish or Green-waste-to-zero compost in Richmond. Lightly fork materials into the bed. Mulching now will cool the soil and attract slugs and snails. Ok for potatoes though. Now you just need plants.


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Review: David Copperfield


The fact that Charles Dickens’ writing continues to be adapted so successfully even in the 21st century should convince any remaining doubters of his genius. But it certainly doesn’t hurt it when you have a contemporary literary genius, writer/director Armando Iannucci, doing the adapting. Iannucci’s skill at social commentary and satirical wit, seen in The Thick of It (2005-2009) and The Death of Stalin (2017), makes him perfect for filming this classic novel, a first person account of the titular hero’s ever-changing social standing. In this first screen daptation of the novel in half a century, Iannucci literally begins at the beginning, with Copperfield’s noisy birth. Tilda Swinton makes an instant impression as Aunt Betsey Trotwood, the first of many colourful and eccentric performances which bring this 170-year-old story to life. Copperfield’s childhood is idyllic, punctuated with a stay with his nanny’s family in their “upsized/downsized/capsized” boat house on a Yarmouth beach. The first shadow is cast across Copperfield’s young life by his cold and threatening stepfather, Edward Murdstone, (Darren Boyd), who also installs his equally grim sister. Their malign influence on the household results in the boy being sent to work in Murdstone’s London factory. His new life of abuse and poverty is lightened by his lodging with the disreputable but delightful Wilkins Micawber (Peter Capaldi) and his near-destitute family. Capaldi has never been better, effortlessly conveying more charm and cunning than during his entire three-year stint as Doctor Who. Now an adult (and played by Slumdog Millionaire’s Dev Patel), the news of his mother’s death drives Copperfield to abandon the factory and seek out his Aunt Betsey, beginning a new chapter in his life as a privileged gentleman. And it is here that he strikes up a lasting friendship with the lovably erratic Mr Dick, played in a career-highpoint role by Hugh Laurie. Beginning his formal education, Copperfield makes the acquaintance of his troubled best friend James Steerforth, and more worryingly, the obsequious but sly Uriah Heep (a very slimy Ben Wishaw). This unsought connection is to spell near-disaster for Copperfield and almost everyone he knows, but the magic of Dickens then allows us to enjoy the gradual re-emergence into the light for these delightful misfits and crackpots whom the story has collected along the way. Even at their lowest point the camaraderie between the now-equally destitute, but socially-polarised Micawber and Dick is a delight to behold, bringing to mind Billy Connolly’s observation that the very poor and the very rich can sometimes have a surprising amount in common. Visually, the film is quite sumptuous, from the magical boat house first seen through an awed youngster’s eyes, to vistas of Victorian London. It is difficult to see exactly how this film has been made to seem so modern, while also staying very faithful to the original novel, but it somehow manages to reinvent and simultaneously respect the source material. The pacing is contemporary in its energy, and the female characters are proactive and powerful. The dialogue absolutely “zings” in every scene like a Dickensian sitcom of the highest calibre. Iannucci has shown himself to be fearless in his parody writing, and rather than being scared of dealing with inclusivity with his casting, he appears to have instead joyfully assigned roles to the uniformly excellent actors, completely irrespective of their race and even story logic. And it works beautifully. In 2005 the BBC demonstrated with their superb adaptation of Bleak House that Dickens is just as relevant to society today, and Iannucci has reinforced this 15 years later. If you have a younger friend or relative who you think might enjoy classic Dickens if only it could be presented palatably for them — this wonderful film could be that perfect gateway. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 31 JULY 2020

Screening Schedule Fri 31 4.30 7.30 Sat 1 4.30 7.30 Sun 2 4.30 7.30

Honeyland A Bump Along the Way (M) White Riot (Final) Monos (R13) (Final) Water Lilies of Monet (Final) Blue Moon (M) (Final) NZIFF

Wed 5 7.30 Thu 6 1.30 7.30 Fri 7 4.30 7.30 Sat 8 4.30 7.30 Sun 9 4.30 7.30

A Bump Along the Way (M) Matinee: Honeyland (Encore) (Final) The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG) Radioactive (M) The Burnt Orange Heresy (R13) A Bump Along the Way (M) (Final) This Town (M) The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG) Love Sarah (M) Encore (Final)

Wed 12 7.30 Thu 13 1.30 7.30 Fri 14 4.30 7.30

Radioactive (M) Matinee: This Town (M) The Burnt Orange Heresy (R13) The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG) This Town (M)




The Burnt Orange Heresy (R13)

***Blast from the Past***


15 7.30

Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) (Final)


16 4.30

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) (Final)

Sun 16 7.30 Wed 19 7.30 Thu 20 1.30 7.30 Fri 21 4.30 7.30 Sat 22 1.30

The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG) The Burnt Orange Heresy (R13) (Final) Matinee: Radioactive (M) The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG) This Town (M) The King of Staten Island (R16) Matinee: The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG) (Final)

***Live Theatre*** DramaLAB presents ‘Ark-atypical’ Aboard a most peculiar boat, an ever growing crew of archetypal characters flee their village to escape oncoming raiders and make a new home.

Sat Sun

22 7.30 23 1.30 7.30

Ark-atypical Matinee: Ark-atypical Ark-atypical

Tickets available at Unlimited Copies (Mon-Fri) Adult $18 Youth $12

Movie Descriptions A BUMP ALONG THE WAY (M) UK 1h35 Comedy, Drama A boozy single mum in her mid-forties gets pregnant from a one-night stand - much to the embarrassment of her teenage daughter - Winner of Best Irish First Feature at Galway’s Film Fleadh.

BLUE MOON (M) NZ 1h25 Thriller NZIFF

HONEYLAND Macedonia, Turkey 1h25 Documentary, Subtitles A p o r t r a i t o f a fe m a l e beekeeper in the remote Macedonian countryside. Winner: Sundance Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentary. Sublime and deeply moving.

LOVE SARAH (M) UK, 1h37 Drama A young woman is on a mission to fulfill her mother’s dream of opening a bakery in Notting Hill in this feel-good drama featuring The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’s Celia Imrie. Eliza Schroeder’s feature directing debut.

KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS (PG) UK 1h46 Comedy, Crime, Th e c l a s s i c 1 9 4 9 c r i m e comedy following a man who, after his mother’s death, attempts to kill off all eight relatives that stand between him and the inheritance. Classic Starring Alec Guinness. STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE (PG) USA 2h Adventure, Star Wars, later rechristened A Sci-Fi, New Hope, tells the story of an Classic orphan called Luke Skywalker, a simple farm boy who finds himself involved in a galactic battle against the evil Empire led by the Darth Vader. THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND (R16) USA 2h17 Comedy Drama Drawn from real-life experiences, a laid-back weed enthusiast and would-be tattoo artist whose firefighter dad died in the line of duty. Scott’s life goals boil down to a horrifically unworkable plan Recorded Live Performance to open a “tattoo restaurant”.

RADIOACTIVE (M) UK 1h43 Drama, True Story & Biography Oscar nominee Rosamund Pi k e i s h i s t o r y - m a k i n g physicist and chemist Marie Curie in this biopic from Oscar-nominated director Marjane Satrapi.

Shot over a few days in Motueka by a local cop, Stefen Harris, this taut and clever little black comedy, filmed on an iPhone, was selected for Cannes Film Festival 2020.

THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY (R13) Italy, UK 1h49 Drama, Thriller Hired to steal a rare painting from one of the most enigmatic p a i nte r s o f a l l t i m e, a n ambitious art dealer becomes consumed by his own greed and insecurity as the operation spins out of control. THIS TOWN (M) NZ, 1h31 Comedy An ex-cop tries to prove the guilt of a man acquitted of murder in this New Zealand c o m e d y s t a r r i n g D av i d White (also co-writing and directing), Robyn Malcolm and Rima Te Wiata.

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scoring 15 minutes into the first half, but by half-time the visitors had clawed out a small advantage to lead 15-14. In the second half, Marist stretched that advantage with a couple of seven-pointers before Collingwood hit back through Liam Miller. But it was the visitors who had the last word, and took the points back over the Hill, with a further try that left the final score at Marist 34: Collingwood 19. Collingwood coach Graeme Miller was clearly disappointed with the result - and the performance. “We gave away too much possession and we pressured ourselves with silly mistakes.” Graeme aims to get his squad back on track, and believes the Black and Gold are still very much in the hunt for silverware.



There are occasions, when out birding, that one has an unforgettable experience. It was a warm sunny day in mid March when I was at Rototai. Scurrying from the tidal mudflats and up onto the sand spit, I counted 110 banded dotterels. To see this bird in such large numbers was truly memorable. The bandies, as I call them, roost in flocks at traditional sites outside of their nesting season. The Rototai sand spit is one such site. It is often their “chip chip” contact

call I hear, before seeing these tiny birds. They are easily recognised by their run-stoppeck-run foraging behaviour, whilst in pursuit of small invertebrates on the tidal mudflats. Now in July, these birds will be heading back to their breeding grounds. How many will remain at Rototai to breed on the sand spit is an unknown, as is their breeding success rate there. News that one local has purchased a spotting scope to watch the banded dotterels will hopefully bring us more information on this nationally vulnerable bird. Banded dotterel are territorial rather than colony nesters. There is much posturing particularly near the start of the breeding season when there can be competition for sites. Sometimes, however, “the look” is not enough and plucking a feather from an opponent has been known to happen. First eggs are laid in August through to early November, with the nest nothing more than a scrape in the sand. Vulnerable to mammalian predators - feral cats, hedgehogs, rats and stoats who prey on eggs, chicks, juveniles and adults this small, compact bird is under threat on our coastline.

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CLASSIFIEDS SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro BRIDGE 22 July. Tukurua Pairs. NS: L Scurr/M McKellar 58.86%, P Nelson/Alan Blackie 56.07%, E Bradshaw/T Packard 55.19%. EW: Ann Blackie/R McDonald 57.5%, D Sarll/C Bird 57.39%, P Wood/K Cavaye 53.75%. H/cap: NS: P Nelson/Alan Blackie 69.75%, L Scurr/M McKellar 63.51%, E Bradshaw/T Packard 57.49%. EW: D Sarll/C Bird 67.74%, Ann Blackie/R McDonald 66.98%, P Wood/K Cavaye 64.65%. Ladder: T Packard/E Bradshaw 59.28%, J Harper/H Curtis 54.17%, P Nelson/Alan Blackie 49.98%. H/cap: P Nelson/Alan Blackie 63.06%, T Packard/E Bradshaw 61.50%, A Gray/A Telford 60.85%. GOLF 21 July. 5th LGU and 2nd Barnett (nett): R Lash 75, S Rosser and C Hill 76. Closest to pins: 3/12 S Rosser, 9/18 B Miller. 22 July. Stableford: C Hill 42, M Dixon 37, D Win 35. Closest to pins: 3/12 J Arnst, 4/13 R Dyce, 8/17 W Collie, 9/18 D Win. Twos: J Arnst, D Win, S Kerr, C Hill, J Riordan. 25 July. Club Champs R2: W Collie bt R Ancell, L Trent bt J Bensemann, G Little bt P Milne. Best of the rest, Malkeys: J Thomason +4, R Davis +3, R Dyce -1. Closest to pins: 3/12 J Thomason, 9/18 W Collie. Twos: R Ancell, W Collie, L Trent. Happy wanderer: E Hay. Best gross: R Davis. HOCKEY Friday night turf fight round 4: Outcasts vs Knights of Neep 7-2, Motupipi vs Adventure race 0-7. Saturday morning hockey roared forth with great gusto. Players were pretty amped to strut their stuff at the Rec Centre. The juniors came alive with the atmosphere and played their hearts out. Final result: Diamond Sticks vs Iotic Cheese 5-0. Player of the day: Arrow Millar. Senior hockey was equally as amped to be a part of such a supportive sporting atmosphere. A big thank you to the Windles, Sara, Woolfie, and everyone involved in creating our new home. Man of the match: Isaac Pawley. You had a blinder. Happy birthday bud.

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GB Football Club Home Fixtures Saturday 1 August 10:30 Takaka Takahe vs Nelson Suburbs FC Racers 10:30 Golden Bay Panthers vs Richmond Brockies 13:00 GB AFC Mens Div 2 vs Wakefield FC 1st XI

PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui



A local board for Golden Bay? Elsewhere in Tasman District?

AGM NOTICES TAKAKA Squash Club notice of Annual General Meeting, Monday 10 August, 7pm at Rec Centre meeting room. GOLDEN Bay Mountain Bike Club AGM, Tuesday 4 August, 7.30pm, GB Rec Centre. Cake provided. TAKAKA Citizens’ Band Inc AGM, 8pm, Monday 17 August at the band room.


HERITAGE Golden Bay AGM – NEW DATE due to funeral clash – now to be held on Wednesday 5 August, 1.30pm at Takaka Fire Station.

Golden Bay Museum Te Waka Huia O Mohua

Closing Wednesday 8th August 2020 Monday to Saturday 10 - 4 pm

Tasman District and local boards:

Option of a Golden Bay local board

POHARA Bowling Club AGM, Sunday 9 August, 10.30am at clubrooms. All members and new members welcome. MOTUPIPI Hall Inc AGM, Wednesday 12 August, 7.30pm, Motupipi School staffroom. MOTUPIPI School Fundraising Committee AGM, Wednesday 19 August, 3.15pm, school staffroom, all welcome.

PERSONAL NOTICES / Pānui ake PAPPS, Mary Ingleby, 6 September 1927 - 2 July 2020. Mary’s families would like to thank, most sincerely, all who sent cards, baking, flowers, letters, words of comfort etc etc at the time of her passing. To GBCH for over three years of the best care ever. To Matuku Funerals for making Mary’s farewell so beautiful. Bless you all.

PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui SENIORNET needs someone familiar with iPads and iPhones to help answer questions in a small group session once a month (Aug-Nov 2020). Enquiries to Karen ph 525 8874.

During the recent Reynolds/O’Connor search a significant amount of money was donated by the public around the country via a Give-a-Little page. This has been divvied up amongst the groups who were involved in the search. Our group has purchased the following items: 3 x PLB’s, 2 x InReach, 3 x EdgeKits, and are in the process of getting Bivvy Bags and Hypothermia Kits. We have also just shifted into new rooms which will need some refitting done and finally, a sum has been set aside for further helicopter training in a year’s time to keep everyone up to date. Golden Bay SAR is very grateful for the support we received and this donation will help all our members to be better prepared and in a safer position in the future. Kind regards, Golden Bay Search and Rescue

GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays.

ALCOHOLICS Anonymous. If you want to drink that’s your business. If you want to stop we can help. Meeting Thursdays 7pm, Catholic Church Hall. Ph 0800 229 6757. GB WEEKLY deadline: 12 noon on Tuesdays. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 31 JULY 2020

The Local Government Commission has released a consultation document on the option of establishing a Golden Bay local board. There is also an option of establishing local boards in other areas of Tasman District.

The Commission wishes to remind residents from both Golden Bay and elsewhere in Tasman District that submissions close on Friday, 14 August 2020. July 2020


Copies of the Golden Bay local board consultation document have been delivered to mailboxes across Tasman District. Further copies are available at Tasman District Council and libraries and service centres across the district. It may also be downloaded from the Commission’s website at www.lgc.govt.nz. Further information can be obtained from the Commission Phone: (04) 460 2228 Email:i info@lgc.govt.nz Post: PO Box 5362, Wellington 6145 Website: www.lgc.govt.nz Penny Langley, Chief Executive Officer

Helping Hands 525 6226

SENIORNET Smart TV workshop. 10am, Thursday 6 August at the Rec Centre. New members welcome. Enquiries to Karen ph 525 8874. 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.

Reminder of closing date for submissions: 14 August

Wharariki Wetland Revegetation Project

Come join us with spade in hand. Cape Farewell carpark, Thursday 6 August, 10am-2pm. Contact Marian 027 924 2218 for more details.

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? 9

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 – local CPA qualified accountant. Xero and Figured Certified. Bookkeeping and accounts/ income tax services. Fixed-price fees. Ph Jennifer 020 444 4536. Email: jennifer@claccounting.co.nz ACCOUNTANT. Long-standing market leader with unbeatable professional qualifications and experience. Warn & Associates, ph 525 9919.

AFFORDABLE Carpenty Services. Ph Rick 027 919 1326. ALL your garden needs, ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. References available.

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

SURVEYING: topographical survey, construction and building set out, and more. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. TAKAKA Self Storage, Commercial Street. Units and containers. Secure yard with cameras. Ph 525 6181. TREE removal, confined area felling, chipping, chipper hire. Fully insured. Ph 525 7597, 027 212 4020.

GOLDEN BAY HEDGE CUTTING Small Hedges and Large Shelterbelt Trimming Peter Collins phone: 027 513 5588 or 0800 891 634 www.tasmanbaycontracting.co.nz tasmanbaycontracting@gmail.com

UNDER Cut Lawns. Lawn mowing and general garden maintenance, ph Simon 021 107 3484 or email undercutlawns2020@gmail.com WATER TANKS CLEANED. Ph Chris 027 444 5334. WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726.

ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580.

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. DRESSMAKING, design and alterations. Ph Margy Meys 027 385 5450. 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.

SHOWERS & TOILETS local plumbing supplier as your local plumbing supplier, we can supply you with a range of bathroomware - toilet|shower|bath|basin|vanity along with all the tapware, fittings, and replacement parts. come see the team

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.

11-13 Buxton Lane - Takaka (03) 525 9482 www.pipeworx.co.nz 027 432 0873 shop@pipeworx.co.nz

GARDENING & Pruning. Experienced & friendly service. Hamish Ph: 525 6094 (eve.) or 022 071 8067

Ph:0273950037 0273950037 Ph: goldenbayroofing@yahoo.com goldenbayroofing@yahoo.com www.goldenbayroofing.co.nz www.goldenbayroofing.co.nz

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.



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


MIRRORS with glass surrounding by Bebou Designs, choose from stock available or choose size, colour & form. Ph: 027 458 7172


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. 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. 10

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Specialised Accounting Unbeatable Professional Qualifications Experience & Service

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


HEAT pump installation, sales and servicing. Ph Dave McKay 027 404 4740, 525 8538.

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





Servicing the Bay from the Bay


PHONE 525 9419



Forest & woodlot harvesting Hauler & ground-based bush-rigged excavator Locally-owned operation with local crew

Ph 027 455 9895

Please phone 03 525 7115 THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 31 JULY 2020

TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga

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

1000 acres of private West Coast to explore



7 unique beaches along 3km of coastline 03 524 8711 info@tehapu.co.nz www.tehapu.co.nz

Providing Transport, Construction and Earthmoving services since 1928

EARTHMOVING & CONTRACTING: House sites, driveways Culvert installations Drainage Land development Farm maintenance

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

Camp Shop 8am to 6pm

Ph 525 9843

Chiropractor Inga Schmidt

MSc (Chiro), DC, MNZCA

021 180 7789

Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St

www.healthfocus.co.nz ACC registered

Newspapers ● Ice ● Bread ● Milk ● Ice-creams....etc



General Freight Storage Bulk Cartage Livestock

SUPPLIER OF: Stock Feed Fertilisers Spreading: Spreadmark certified with GPS mapping Aggregates Compost, bark, landscape gravels, pea straw


Phone 525 9843

Grant Watson


Manipulative Physiotherapist Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

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

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.

Healing with Grace

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

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko

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. Grace Shields 021346642 ♥ 5258106 Integrated Reflexology treatments with Ariane Wyler. For MNZ Gift Vouchers Available bookingsBTSM, pleaseRMT txt/ph 021 0260 7607 or email happyfeetflex@ gmail.com SIMON Jones: Counselling, mediation, coaching. 28 years’ experience. Member NZAC. Ph 525 8542. YOUTH and adult counselling. Ph 027 416 6815, email selena@ gbwct.org.nz

Healing with Grace &

021 346642 ♥ 525 8106 THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 31 JULY 2020

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

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

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

Call 0800 749 739 for info or an appointment today

FINAL house-clearing sale. Saturday from 9am, 193A Commercial Street. Very good lounge suite, recliner chairs, burgundy, $350. Westinghouse fridge/freezer, very good condition, negotiable. Single bed, tallboy, negotiable. Other household items, everything must go. Ph 022 078 5101. TOPSOIL, suitable gardens, good fertile soil. Ph 027 391 1626. WINDOW repairs. At home or work. Ph Golden Bay Glass 525 7274. 96 Commercial Street.

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.

TOYOTA Caldina, 2012, manual, 237,000km, new WOF and service, current reg, good condition. $1400. Ph 027 525 8226. HONDA Civic, 1988, 1300cc, manual, reg and new WOF, 205,000km, runs very well. $500. Ph 027 212 4020. TYRES, rims, brand new, 900x16, $250. Lawn seed, 25kg bag, 11

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$150. Ph 027 391 1626. DRY firewood. Tasmanian blackwood/old man pine mix. $240 per 1.8m3 load, delivered. Negotiable. Ph Chris 027 472 8578.


TINY home. Transportable cabin. Container home. Takaka. Trade Me: 2717988990. Ph Bill 021 556 806.

Casual - term time only – Approximately 12 hours per week, Thursdays and Fridays.


For application information please contact the Business Manager, Steph Hartill, ph 525 9914 or email steph@gbh.school.nz Applications close 4pm, Monday 3 August 2020. Phone 525 9914 or email steph@gbh.school.nz

Business Support Administrator •

Takaka Central location

Fixed-Term Contract – approximately 6 months

Take the lead in this sought-after business support role

Golden Bay High School

An immediate start for the right person. You will be part of a wider regional administration team, and vital to the operation of this organisation. You will be professional; the focal point of the office and you will need to react to customer requirements across a range of roles. As this organisation looks to streamline processes - change is constant.

Wanted: Part-Time/ Candle Maker friendly team at the Living Casual Light Factory (34 One Spec Road, Takaka)

No two days are the same in this role and you will need to bring high level organisation skills, good time management, the ability to manage and multi-task, solve problems as they arise and maintain a sense of humour.

We are looking for a motivated team member with a positive attitude to produce world-class candles during our upcoming #1 – PRODUCTION CANDLE MAKER (12-24hrs per week) busy season.

Tasks will include managing fleet vehicles, processing invoices, using VHF radios, recording data, staff housing and many other administrative tasks associated within a busy office. You will have a thorough knowledge of MS Word and Excel, Outlook, video conferencing and have a basic knowledge of IT. What we are looking for: an attitude that says “I’ve got this”, solution driven and self-motivated, friendly, relaxed and helpful. Confident using MS Word, Excel, video conferencing. What’s in it for you: an opportunity to further your knowledge in this “heart of the parks” region, working with a great team of people dedicated to, and passionate about, their work. And an opportunity to showcase your skillset and personality. It’s a busy office - so bring a sense of humour and enthusiasm. Lynda McMeekan will be handling your application. Please email your resume to Lynda.mcmeekan@hudson.com or call 021 429 119.


We are looking for three motivated, positive people to join our

for our upcoming busy season starting in September 2019. All these positions have variable hours so flexibility is important.

This position requires making and finishing quality candles, according to prescribed methods and procedures.

This position requires making and finishing quality candles, according to candidate prescribed methods procedures. The successful will be trained in and the following, by our master

candle-makers: • Production batches The successful candidate will be trained • Making dye formulas by our masterwith candle-makers: • Working vats • Cutting candles using a power saw Finishing candles • • Production batches

in the following,

• Making Necessary Skills:dye formulas • • Working with vats Excellent time-management Good physical condition • • Cutting candles using a power saw • Tidy and organised • Finishing candles • Team player with good communication skills • Great work ethic

Necessary Skills: Useful Skills: • Excellent time-management • Good sense of maths • • Good condition Eye forphysical detail Goodand sense of colour • • Tidy organised • Flexible team player Great work ethic #2• – DISPATCH PACKER (24-40hrs per week)

EMPLOYMENT WANTED / Hiahia mahi DRIVER available, spotless P-class license. Ph Sage 525 7698.

PROPERTY AVAILABLE / Rawa watea BIJOU, warm one-person dwelling in Tukurua, $200/week plus bills. Suit quiet person who likes bush and birdsong. Ph Ali 027 412 7176. TINY home. Transportable cabin. Container home. Takaka. Trade Me: 2717988990. Ph Bill 021 556 806.


This position Useful Skills:involves: • Packing of candles & accessories • Good sense of maths • Using ordering & freight computer programmes • • Eye for with detail Liaising couriers • Good sense of colour Necessary Skills:

Email your CV with a cover letter to cynthia@livinglight.co.nz Applications close: 4pm, Monday 10 August, 2020 1815 Takaka Valley Highway, Takaka

Board of Trustees Vacancy Warehouse Evening Shift Co-ordinator We are looking for an evening operations supervisor to join our team of Shift Co-ordinators who jointly oversee warehouse operations and daily workflow at our Collingwood site. You will: • Ideally have operations experience • enjoy supporting others • like being part of a team • have a focus on achieving high service standards • look for opportunities to improve operations • have a positive, calm manner • be a good problem-solver • be physically able • be comfortable using systems, reports, and data • Have a current forklift licence (or willing to be trained) This position would suit someone who could work 32 to 40 hours per week on a rotated roster between 2:30pm and 11:00pm, Sunday to Friday. To request a job description or to send your application, including CV and cover letter, please email: recruitment@healthpost.co.nz Applications close Friday 14 August 2020. This position is only open to NZ residents


A gorgeous rural aspect frames this generously proportioned 4-bedroom family home (master ensuite and walk-in robe) + office, just 3 minutes’ drive from Takaka Township. Sitting on over half-a-hectare (5281m2), there’s a 4-bay implement shed, some grazing land, orchard, raised veggie gardens and so much space for the kids and pets, with further scope to add value. Price: $630,000

www.goldenbayproperty.com Ref: GB3788

Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to the mental wellbeing of our community at a governance level?

Agent: Paul McConnon ph 0275 042 872 GOLDEN BAY FIRST NATIONAL

Licensed Agents REAA 2008. 50 Commercial Street, Takaka

Our mental health services in Golden Bay are provided by the Te Whare Mahana Trust led by a diverse, forward looking Board of Governance.

For more information phone Jocelyn Tracey, Board Chair, at 027 246 8230

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

23 Motupipi Street, Takaka Te Whare Mahana is recognised as a key contributor to community health in the region and as a leader in recoveryfocused, mental health service delivery nationwide.


For appointments please phone

0800 GLASGOW (0800 452 746) Main office: 43 Halifax St, Nelson THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 31 JULY 2020

54a Bay Vista Drive, Pohara

Beach Road, Collingwood

New Listing/Open Home For Sale: Open Home:

SET DATE OF SALE: Closes 1pm, Thurs 20th Aug 2020 - Will NOT be sold prior Sunday 2nd August 11:00-11:30am

I CALL IT “PARADISE LOOKOUT” - Leave the stressful and time-consuming process of building behind, pack your bags and get ready to relax and unwind by moving right on in to this Paradise Lookout. It’s become hard to find land to build on in Pohara, especially one with ever changing views like this. For the virtual tour and the LIM report, contact us today.

44 Rangihaeata Road, Rangihaeata

Now is a great time to sell Strong buyer demand and less properties on the market to choose from means favourable conditions for sellers.

New Listing/Open Home For Sale: Open Home:

TENDER: Closes 1pm Thurs 27th Aug 2020 - Will NOT be sold prior Sunday 2nd August 1:00 - 1.30pm

Billy Kerrisk Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

A RARE AND TRANQUIL SPOT - My Vendors had the house built on this premium spot just over 40 years ago and are sad to be leaving, but it’s time to hand over the Tui feeding and the bird watching opportunities to someone new. This character filled 3 bedroom home sits well elevated on 4 hectares, there's secure parking and plenty of workshop space. For the virtual tour, the LIM report, and Drone footage, contact us today.

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 WANTED / Rawa hiahia

LAND WANTED: Long-time Golden Bay resident,

contractor, seeks a place to call home. Bare land up to $200,000 or with a dwelling up to $300,000. Location anywhere between Upper Takaka - Collingwood - Wainui. Low budget so I will consider anything from a quarter-acre section to a larger scrub or bush block, tricky access, rough terrain, logged over, mined or quarried, unconsented or derelict buildings... Please email me with brief details of anything you may have. All enquiries held in complete confidence. A small finders’ fee is offered for information leading to a purchase. goldenbaylandwanted@gmail.com

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē ANATOKI SALMON fishing and café. Catch your own lunch or order from the menu. Open every day from 10am. www. anatokisalmon.co.nz

COLLINGWOOD TAVERN. 11am-7pm, Sunday-Thursday; 11am-late, Friday and Saturday. COURTHOUSE CAFÉ, Collingwood. Open 7 days, 8.30am2pm. Pizzas and curries back at the beginning of September. Ph 524 8194. CURRY LEAF. Open 7 days, 12-8pm. Chef-made food, takeaway prices. Order online thecurryleaf.co.nz or ph 525 8481.

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē 10am-4pm, ph 039 707 934, Totaranui hill. WHOLEMEAL CAFÉ, open for dine-in meals and takeaways 7.30am-3pm, Mon-Fri and 8am-3pm Saturday and Sunday.


TONIGHT 6-8pm 6-8pm Live jazz for dinner with

JOCHEN AND CASS Ph 525 8686 for bookings and takeaways ...It’s our last day tomorrow before we are closed.... from 2 August to 24 August Thank you all for your support, The DK team



Wild Goat meatBalls in speCial sauCe, melTed cheeSe, leuce, red onion on @BacCa Bakery CiaBaa Sub.

@ElliS Creek FarM CorneD beeF, houSe SaurKraut, melTed cHeeSe, SpeCial KGB SauCe, on @BacCa BaKery CiaBaa Sub.

PastraMi Sub


HouSe Cured PastRami from @ElliS CreeK FarM BeeF, WhisKeY piCkles, cHeese, MaYo on @BacCa BaKery Ciabaa Sub.

BetweeN 12Pm - 3Pm DaiLy $15

DANGEROUS KITCHEN. We are closed from 2-24 August. Thank you very much for your support. We’ll see you again soon. 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, extends level 5 lockup due to consent delays. Re-opening soon. Revised next week. 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. Closed 4 August until 12 August. TOTOS CAFÉ & PIZZERIA: Open Sundays weather permitting, THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 31 JULY 2020



Friday 7 August Live Music BOOKINGS ONLY: In cafe, via phone 03 525 9426

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UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

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.


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

Saturday 1 August, 10am - 2pm

LIPSYNC 2020, GB High School Hall, 7pm. $5 child/student; $10 adult, tickets at Take Note/GBHS and limited door sales.

GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them each Sunday, 10am at Takaka and 4.45pm at Collingwood.

Lunch at 12pm, $12pp Shopping bag of books $5 Baking, produce, raffle.


ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 10am. All welcome. Holy Communion at 10am. Rev Dr Don Fergus. Sermon: “There Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007. is no need to send them away. Give them supper.” LIPSYNC 2020, GB High School Hall, 7pm. $5 child/student; $10 adult, tickets at Take Note/GBHS and limited door sales. “Oh, Magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together”

A Motupipi Hall fundraiser


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

Golden Bay High School Presents 

Saturday 1st August

subdiVSion audio presents

LipSyn 2020


Saturday 8th August


Kahurangi Christian Church

Wed 5th & Thurs 6th August GBHS Hall 

+ SPECIAL GUESTS TBA Saturday 15th August

Celebration Sunday: 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays each month,

man from atlanta

10:30am at Anglican Hall, Haven Rd, Collingwood. Ph Robin & Lauren Swafford 524 8498.

7pm Start  


Community Connection: 2nd & 4th Sundays in various formats & localities. Ph Rowan Miller 021 106 8461.

$5 Child/Student $10 Adult   

Saturday 22th August

Tickets available at TakeNote & GBHS Limited door sales 

roots bar karaoke

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

LipSync proceeds will go to School trips & The Senior Ball 

TAKAKAS GOT TALENT! “The best night of your life”


Gourmet food & burgers, Open fire, Good beer, Good people

TAKAKA VILLAGE MARKET, see ad on this page




BADMINTON, GBHS gym, 7-9pm. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007. GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays.

WEDNESDAY 5 AUGUST COSTUME HIRE. Playhouse, Park Avenue, 7-8.30pm. After hours ph Joan 525 8338 or Diane 525 8097, evenings.

All your favourite stalls local produce, meat, honey, cheese, bread, crystals, clothing, soap, oils and much more...

Upper Takaka Country Club

The Mussel Inn Coming Up...

Pig Hunt 2020

JULY Thur 30th QUIZ - all welcome, 7.30pm AUGUST

Sat 1st & Sun 2nd August

Thur 13th QUIZ - all welcome, 7.30pm

Entries in by Friday 31 July to PGG Wrightson Store or UTCC by 5pm $30 for team of two; $20 single; kids’ entry free

Thur 20th POEMS, SONGS AND STORIES - open mic. 7.30pm, all welcome, koha entry And some upcoming shows you should get tickets for… SEPTEMBER

Weigh-in 3pm at UTCC


Sunday: Northerlies, fresh for a time near Farewell. Cloudy, some rain likely from afternoon. Monday: Northeasterlies, gradually easing. Cloudy with outbreaks of rain. Tuesday: Light winds. Rain at times, heavier and more persistent about the ranges. Sollys Contractors are proud sponsors of this weather forecast. Enquiries phone: 03 525 9843 Disclaimer: This forecast is a personal interpretation complied from public information provided by NZ Metservice and other public sources. It is a local forecast and no liability is implied or accepted.


Wed 23rd FROM SCRATCH - percussion ensemble - watch for tickets online OCTOBER Thur 15th The JORDAN LUCK BAND - tickets online



Proudly sponsors Golden Bay Tide Watch

2 Commercial Street, Takaka ꟾ Ph 525 7305

Valid from Friday 31 July until Tuesday 4 August

Saturday: Northeasterlies. Cloudy, a few drizzly showers about the ranges. Mostly dry elsewhere.

Sun 13th PENNY ASHTON’S KICK ARSE CABERET - tickets coming soon


Golden Bay weather forecast Friday: Northeasterlies. Cloudy with scattered rain at times, especially about the ranges.

Wed 9th THE BETHS - tickets online


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MEET THE TEAM Takaka Village Market Saturday 1 August 9am-1.30pm Come and meet the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency project team – drop in for a chat and find out the latest on Takaka Hill road repairs. We hope to see you there!





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