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Time is running out for small businesses adversely affected by Covid-19 to apply for a one-off loan from the Government. Applications for the Covid-19 Small Business Cash Flow Loan Scheme (SBCS) close next Friday. The scheme, administered by Inland Revenue, is targeted at small to medium enterprises (SMEs), including sole traders and the self-employed, who are struggling because of loss of actual or predicted revenue as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The loan has a term of five years with an annual interest rate of three per cent beginning from the date of the start of the loan. However, no interest will be charged if the loan is repaid in full within 12 months. Repayments are optional during the first 24 months, but are compulsory thereafter. The maximum loan available to any single organisation is $10,000 plus $1,800 per full-time-equivalent (FTE) employee. This means, for example, that sole traders can receive a loan of up to $11,800. To be eligible for an SBCS loan, businesses must have 50 or fewer FTE employees. The scheme is supplementary to, and independent of, the Wage Subsidy Scheme, so whether an organisation received the latter has no bearing on its eligibility for the former. For further information, and to make an application, visit the Inland Revenue website: https://www.ird.govt.nz

Hot property: Market demand is strong but supply is weak, according to Golden Bay’s realtors. Photos: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

With the easing of Covid restrictions, the property market appears to have bounced back to life, according to Golden Bay realtors. Sharon McConnon of Golden Bay First National says there is “lots of activity at the moment” which she puts down to the recent relaxation of the rules. “Whilst there was a restricted amount of activity in Level 3, it really wasn’t until Level 2 that we could properly resume our day-to-day activities to a greater degree.” The upswing in activity is welcome after the market froze, rather than merely cooled, when the country was at Alert Level 4. According to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ), the number of properties sold in April (compared with the same time last year) across New Zealand decreased by 78.5% – from 6,082 to 1,305. Billy Kerrisk of Ray White Golden Bay has already sold two properties, and secured a further three under contract, since lockdown. She is understandably feeling positive about buyer interest. “Demand is probably stronger now than it was before lockdown – and it was already building then.”

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But, while demand is strong, supply is weak, says Billy. “The problem is getting property to sell; that started at the beginning of the year. Some people are hesitating, but no one should hesitate if they really want to sell.” Sharon paints a similar picture. “Stock is down across the region but buyer demand is high. Multiple offers were common prior to lockdown and continue now. There has been a huge amount of buyer enquiry over the last couple of weeks, so we would encourage anyone who was considering listing their property for sale and is still wanting to do so, to carry on with those plans whilst the buyers are active.” Sotheby’s International Realty sales associate Kylie Jones has seen both parties keen to do business in the Bay. “The lockdown seems to have increased motivation among sellers and buyers. New listings have come to market with good enquiry.” According to Sharon, many of those looking to purchase are planning to live in the Bay. “We’ve had a nice mix of buyers, and whether they be first-home buyers, out-of-towners or otherwise, it’s worth noting that the vast majority will be settling here and calling

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Golden Bay home.” Kylie says her clients are from all over the country and the world. “Enquiries seem to be coming from people around the country who are seeking to retire or make a lifestyleinspired decision. The level of inquiry from overseas people has significantly increased… Ex-pat Kiwis and Australians are also showing keen interest. Some of these people appear to have changed from a long-term plan to greater immediacy through the lockdown phase.” The type of property people are looking for varies as much as the buyers themselves, says Kylie. “[It includes] lifestyle sized blocks with sufficient useable land, views, privacy. When it comes to houses, the most common brief is that it be low maintenance, warm and energy efficient or eco-friendly.” Billy has taken a similar range of requests. “I’ve had inquiries for farms, lifestyle blocks, holiday homes, town houses and sections.” Outlook For the past couple of decades, property has been go-to investment choice for Mr and Mrs Kiwi, and it has provided them with very good returns – especially when rental yield is... Continued on page 5

The Ministry of Social Development is providing support for those affected by the lockdown and its aftermath. “There’s a lot MSD can offer both employers and jobseekers,” says Regional Commissioner for Social Development Craig Churchill. MSD’s recruitment service is free and work brokers can help make job placements successful. The range of support schemes includes Mana in Mahi on-the-job support for 18- to 24-year-old job candidates, FlexiWage subsidy for training and mentoring, and Skills for Industry for short-term preemployment or in-work training. Other programmes provide support for workers with disabilities and MSD staff offer post-placement support and advice. “Employment is our major focus right now. You can go online or pick up the phone - we have work brokers ready and waiting for your call,” says Craig. For information phone 0800 778 008 (employers) or 0800 779 009 (jobseekers). Or visit: www.workandincome.govt.nz

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NEWS IN BRIEF Letter from abroad

Think Ahead Anga Whakamua


My name is Vivie and I’m an English and Geography teacher and the tutor of a class of sixth-graders (around 12 years of age) at a comprehensive school (years 5 to 13) in Göttingen, Germany. It was Friday 13 March when the principal informed us that from Monday onwards we’d be in lockdown. The kids had to take home all their schoolbooks at once, teachers pulled out some tasks and parents were confronted with home office and homeschooling. Luckily, Easter break followed so we had time to get prepared for a possible extension of the lockdown. After the break we had the certainty that we wouldn’t be back at school for a while. So, since mid April we’ve been sending out study plans each week, the students send back their results - ideally speaking - and they receive feedback. Every Wednesday I meet with my students in a videoconference to answer questions and to talk about their week. Sounds like a plan but not exactly perfect. Unfortunately the internet connection is often too poor or the children forget the meeting. By the end of April the school started opening its doors again. First, for the ones who are about to graduate. Each week another year follows and only small groups of 10 students are allowed in the classroom. So each class has to be divided into three groups and the days at school and at home will alternate. We have to make sure everyone keeps the distance of 1.5m and wears a face-mask, preferably at all times. So far, we don’t know how long this will last. I won’t see my class until 15 June - in total that’ll be 13 weeks since I had a full classroom with 24 lively students. As exhausting as it can be - I miss it! Although I must admit that I got a lot of projects done these weeks and, to a certain extent, enjoyed how things slowed down. I’m sending kind regards to the Bay and hope everyone is doing well. I’ll be back for a visit one day.

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Roy receives royal recognition JO RICHARDS

Takaka’s Roy Reid has been awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for services to seniors, in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. The prestigious award officially recognises decades of selfless service Roy has given to the communities he has called home. When he received the official letter informing him of the award, Roy was sworn to secrecy and couldn’t even tell his wife Merle, until the embargo was lifted over the holiday weekend. “My grandson Andrew looked at the news on his phone and saw it,” says Roy. Merle says that many believe Roy’s recognition is well deserved. “A lot of people have said ‘it’s not before time’.” For the past 20 years, Roy has championed the cause of the silver-haired generation – locally and nationally – though his involvement with Grey Power, an organisation he led as president of the national federation for four years between 2010 and 2014. When his term ended, Roy continued as treasurer and held a number of portfolios including the 50 Plus group, and Law, Order and Justice, plus membership of the Health and Superannuation Committee. In addition, he is chair of the federation’s Finance and Investment and the Aged Care and Retirement Villages National Advisory Groups. He remains a key member of the Grey Power

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Merle and Roy Reid. Roy received the Queen’s Service Medal for service to seniors. Photo: Jo Richards.

Advocacy Team which meets regularly with representatives of Ministry of Health and Ministry of Social Development in Wellington. One of Roy’s proudest achievements is the agreement he helped to negotiate in 2013 to provide low-cost electricity to Grey Power members. “Since we started, we haven’t had a one cent increase in the price of electricity, and it will hold until 1 April 2021,” says the campaigner, who still sits on the board of Grey Power Electricity. When Roy and Merle moved to Golden Bay from south Westland 30 years ago, it was supposed to be a shift to a quieter life. “We used to bring the kids up here and thought we’d like to retire here,” says Roy. But shortly after relocating, Roy got involved with a wide range of local causes,

reflecting his community-minded philosophy. “It’s important to make a contribution to your community. If you don’t put something in, you don’t get anything out.” Among the many roles he has taken on in the Bay is chair the Golden Bay Community Service Vehicle Trust, which transports elderly people and those with disabilities to medical appointments across the Bay and in Nelson, chair of the Golden Bay Community Health Group, and secretary/treasurer of the Takaka Bowling Club. Despite his long list of contributions, like many community stalwarts, Takaka’s Queen’s Service Medal recipient is both humble and self-deprecating. “I suppose I’ve helped a few people here and there,” says Roy.

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NZEI Te Riu Roa, New Zealand’s largest education union, is in the final stages of negotiation with the Ministry of Education for pay equity for teacher aides. The campaign for teacher aides, who are predominately women, to gain equal pay started in September 2017. A team of teacher aides started working with the Ministry of Education (MOE) on behalf of their Te Riu Roa colleagues and fellow teacher aides. Their goal was for their employer, the MOE, to acknowledge that there were grounds to believe that teacher aide work has been undervalued. This was achieved and from there negotiations began. According to the NZEI website “The teacher aides provided evidence and data that their work is mostly done by women and that it is undervalued as ‘women’s work’, they highlighted the history of the work. They showed that these factors have had a real impact on pay rates of teacher aides.” The process of gathering data and building a picture THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 5 JUNE 2020

Teacher aides from Golden Bay High School are happy to finally gain recognition for their work. From left to right: Bronnwyn Billens, Michelle Domett and Sally Oates. Photo: Jeanine Taylor.

of what work teacher aides actually do was undertaken. The next phase was to look for comparative vocations dominated by men. NZEI and the MOE jointly decided on youth justice workers, school caretakers, Customs and Corrections officers as comparative roles. Another important part of the negotiation was to ensure that this did not affect the teacher aides’ current conditions of employment and that it would not reduce the support to students or impact on schools financially. The agreement is in the final stages of negotiation, which is a Government sign-off process. Once it has been signed off, it will be up to the teacher aides to endorse the settlement.

Sally Oates is currently a teacher aide at Golden Bay High School. Her response to the pending pay parity was: “A (significant) pay increase means that I will probably give up my third part-time job.” Bronwynn Billens from GBHS said “It’s a relief! Our pay wasn’t enough to be of value, especially with no pay over the school holidays.” It is gratifying to many to see that this hard-fought campaign is close to fruition and that teacher aides will be finally be paid what they deserve. It should also help to encourage job seekers to consider this as a future career option. 3


Grey Matters Update Hot meals helped search

Coming out of our West Coast jungle after hard days of searching for missing trampers, our search teams were greeted with hot meals and home baking. Wow! On behalf of the GB LandSAR volunteers I say a heartfelt “thank you” to the generous providers of these thoughtful provisions. It really gave us the feeling that the whole Bay was behind this search effort. Search teams from other parts of the country were pretty impressed too. Gaylene Wilkinson, GB LandSAR volunteer

Importance of planning when going bush


The coronavirus crisis will have ongoing repercussions for Grey Power members and seniors in general. As the situation improves, life is getting back on track, but do we want things to be as just as they were, or do we take this opportunity to make changes in the light of our pandemic experience? Seniors are generally conservative in their approach to living, relying on a lifetime of successful learned habits However, this approach can lead to stagnation and a reluctance to try new experiences and explore different ways of doing things. Often, reduced energy and/or ability can make novel approaches appear too difficult. I would like to argue that this mindset can be counterproductive, and suggest that the pandemic may be a catalyst for seniors to question their established behaviours. One example is the move from cheques to online financial transactions. Grey Power had to do this last year and we can now accept membership subscriptions online. We helped to organise well-attended training sessions in Takaka and Collingwood for those who needed help with this transition. This shows that Golden Bay residents are not afraid to try new and more convenient methods of banking. When you need to pay your Grey Power subscription, you can contact our treasurer Roy Reid for details. We will also be opening an account with a local bank that still accepts cheques for those who cannot do their banking online. This information will be advertised in The GB Weekly shortly. Another way of paying subscriptions is at the entrance of FreshChoice. Of course, this has been impossible under lockdown, which has also delayed our AGM, but we hope to reinstate both these activities later this month. Look out for updates in The GB Weekly. While on the subject of FreshChoice, I’m sure that I echo the sentiments of the community in thanking its management and employees for ensuring that seniors were well catered for during lockdown. Hopefully, online ordering and delivery, for those who find shopping difficult or dangerous, is one of the new behaviours that will endure in the future. Being over 70 years old, I was subject to restrictions during lockdown, but my wife was able to make the necessary rounds. There was concern that some seniors were not in this position so we checked on neighbours who might have needed help. Other committee members did the same and reports in The GB Weekly satisfied us that the Community Coordination Group had the situation well in hand. On behalf of Grey Power, I’d like to thank both these organisations for their efforts. I know that in other parts of the Top of the South, Grey Power members were phoned to check on their wellbeing but that didn’t seem necessary here given the support available. Please let me know if that should have been done here, as Grey Power Golden Bay is ready to do things differently if it improves members’ lives. That brings me to the issue of changing things for the better. There is increased scrutiny of the way seniors are dealt with in New Zealand and overseas, where the difficulties of managing disease prevention during a pandemic in rest homes have been apparent. Medical teams have clearly done whatever was possible and any criticisms about lack of family accessibility should not be directed at them. Now is the ideal time to offer suggestions for improving arrangements during such crises. If you have any, please pass them on to us and Grey Power can include them in our national lobbying efforts. We owe it to those at the front line to try to make it easier for them and those in their care. On that note, Grey Power will be hosting a group of medical students in August and we should take the opportunity to inform these future medical leaders of our concerns. Finally, congratulations are due to Roy Reid, who has been awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for his services to seniors here and nationally. Well done, Roy. 4

After the recent massive search effort at Anatori for missing trampers, it feels timely to remind people of the planning required before heading for the hills. I believe Jessica and Dion were extremely lucky to be found, and I bet they said “I wish we’d....” many times. The absolute basics: Leave your trip intentions and a due out date with someone. Take a map and compass and know how to use them. Take appropriate clothing, food and equipment. Stay in terrain that is appropriate to your level of experience. Brilliant technology to seriously consider, especially if going off-track: Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) - takes the “Search” out of “Search and Rescue”. Available for hire from Takaka Fuels and Fishing, Farewell Spit Eco Tours, or google Nelson Area Locator Beacon Trust for regional availability. GB Alpine Tramping Club members can hire the club’s PLB. GPS - you can download an app onto your phone to use offline, eg ViewRanger app. Phone map - NZTopo or similar, download and use it offline. You get topo maps of the whole country on your phone. Power Source - if you’re using the above navigational aids a lot, you will need to recharge your phone. Small power banks are available for about $12, or take a spare phone battery. If you wish to learn more about our local tramping club, check out our website goldenbayatc.org Gaylene Wilkinson, president, GBATC

Lost trampers irresponsible?

While certainly not wanting to denigrate the efforts of the search and rescue teams or indeed the successful outcome of the search, I still feel that amidst all the euphoria some hard questions need to be asked. Both Dion Reynolds and Jess O’Connor have been lauded for doing “the right things”. It seems to me that they did all the wrong things. The first wrong thing they did was head into the bush in the first place. It was level 3 lockdown and that showed considerable irresponsibility. Added to this was incompetence. Apparently they “got lost” pretty early on because of “fog” or “mist”. I find that hard to believe. From my experience (and I’ve had some, search and rescue included) blinding fog is encountered only on the tops, not in the bush valleys. It was probably heavy rain which confused them. Here again they should have turned and come out. The terrain out there may be rough but it’s not complicated. All the relatively short rivers run west to the farmland so how on earth did they then end up near the head of the Fraser Stream? Another wrong decision? And what about the “rightness” of making themselves visible? Not for a fortnight they didn’t. And this in spite of the area being blanketed in helicopters. I know because I was on the flight path! Yes, they were found and that’s good. But at what cost and risk and inconvenience? Larry Petterson

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And chews on hydroxychloroquine With added shots of disinfectant. He uses US dosh To batter others with his sanctions. He treads a dangerous path With missile threats And verbal splutter. He weaves a tangled web of fakes To make his place on top again. God help the world and outer space If this event should happen.

Time to fence cliff-edge

John Weston

Firstly, I would like to offer my condolences to the family of the man who lost his life falling from a cliff at Cape Farewell recently. I have visited Cape Farewell many times with my children and visitors to my house and when I do I spend a good deal of my time growling or encouraging those I am with to stay twothree metres away from the edge of the cliff, as the ground is unstable and there are often large unexpected gusts of wind that will easily knock someone off balance, possibly to their death. When I look at the large, well constructed predator-free fence, I wonder how long it will be before we think it wise to install a sheep mesh paddock fence close to the cliff edge to protect our families and tourists. It seems to me it would be an inexpensive project. Nathe Sims

A mixture of hope and fear

For those who love and care for Te Waikoropupū Springs, the news that TDC has resumed work on its Takaka freshwater plan-change package brings a mixture of hope and fear. Our hope is that TDC will cease its ongoing neglect and at long last take effective measures to reduce the high pollution levels currently damaging the springs, finally fulfilling its legal obligations. Our fear is that its real goal is to approve a 41 per cent increase in water abstraction before the Water Conservation Order and planned improvements to freshwater quality by the New Zealand Government can take effect, thus allowing a corresponding increase in intensive dairy farming and consequent pollution that could lead to the permanent ruin of the springs. It doesn’t look good. TDC’s CEO Janine Dowding is still in denial that there is a problem, and looks set to mislead council in its decision, as I believe she did with the Waimea Dam. In order to avert the danger, it is time for you to take urgent action. Please write to the mayor and all 13 councillors (separately), in your own words, asking that they approve no further increases in irrigation, adopt the water quality targets recommended by the FLAG, and impose strict measures to control over-stocking and excessive use of soluble fertilisers. Remind them that you vote and you take this matter extremely seriously. Also, in order to remain informed, please join this campaign’s mailing list by sending your postcode to SaveTeWaikoropupu@yahoo.com, thank you. Steve Penny, head of Save Te Waikoropupū

Clarity regarding nitrate levels

Alan Swafford (GBW letters 29/5) is right that nitrogen gas from the air dissolves in rain - up to 20 mg/l depending on temperature, but it is inert and biologically unavailable. The key quantity for ecology is how much available nitrogen there is. For our rivers, aquifers and springs this comes down to how much nitrate. The conventional unit is mg/l of nitrate-N, which I will use here. Water in the Takaka and Waingaro Rivers, where they leave the National Park, upstream of farmed land, has on average 0.01 mg/l from all sources including lightning. Over the last four years the level at Te Waikoropupū Springs has risen and now stands at 0.52 mg/l, ie, some 50 times higher. Open question: where has the extra nitrate come from? The half dozen or so isolated ”spikes ... up to nearly 1.0 mg/l” that Alan refers to appear to be mistakes due to contamination of samples by council staff, and should be ignored. Even their own experts have said so. Friends of Golden Bay have written politely and patiently to TDC but their staff have failed to provide a good reason for still counting them as valid in the historical record. The shameful fact is that nitrate levels at the springs are now higher than ever before. Andrew Yuill

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LE T TERS notice in this issue announcing my desire to organise a mixed gender, intergenerational band of local musicians. It is my hope for us to engage audiences with songs that entertain or tell meaningful stories by developing a repertoire from both original material and some of our favorite popular songs. I have a great place overlooking both mountains and magnificent Wainui Bay where we can rehearse without disturbing anybody. Feel free to call or email me on 027 496 5628 or davidludlow1@ gmail.com, even if you play an unmentioned instrument and don’t have a strong voice. Worst thing that could happen is we have fun jamming. David Ludlow

Protecting our non-human whanau

The legal baits used in Heather Wallace’s letter (GBW 29/5) are likely to be anticoagulants that are highly toxic to birds as well as mammals. Animals take two-four weeks to die and die from internal bleeding. No licence is required to purchase these poisons to use on private land. Brodifacoum (Pestoff ) and Pindone baits are palatable and toxic to a range of animals; pets, stock bats and 33 native bird species (National Pest Control Agency). Contaminated invertebrates too are a viable pathway for insectivorous birds (Landcare). As Heather says, there is a high risk of secondary poisoning by animals eating carcases killed by the poisons because these toxins persist in the food chain in the liver of mammals and birds and the soil for several months. As well as wildlife, livestock, chickens (which can be passed to humans)

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hedgehogs, cats and dogs our omnivorous birds; morepork, kahu, falcon, kea, kaka, kokaka, gulls, weka and kiwi are particularly vulnerable. Our law does not protect an animal from being killed humanely, however the Animal Welfare Act 1999 prohibits the causing of pain and suffering that is unreasonable or unnecessary and harming another person’s animal can attract criminal liability under s269(2)(b) of the Crimes Act 1961 with fines and imprisonment. Linda O’Connor

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Continued from page 1 ...added to untaxed capital gain. Those substantial capital gains have seen New Zealand residential property prices become some of the highest in the world relative to affordability. That’s not surprising considering that, in the Tasman region, for example, the median house price has increased by 73% since 2010 – from $380,000 to $656,565 – while during the same period, median earnings have risen by only 34 per cent. This imbalance may change, according to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s latest Financial Stability Report which warns that the housing market is vulnerable to a downturn in the aftermath of the pandemic. “After nearly two decades of house price growth generally exceeding the growth rate of incomes, the current economic downturn could bring a significant correction.” On the plus side, mortgage interest rates are currently at an all-time low, with some banks offering 2.6 per cent and, coupled with the removal of loan-to-value ratio (LVR) restrictions for home loans, this makes borrowing money to invest in property still an attractive prospect. Irrespective of what happens elsewhere in New Zealand, Bay property is well placed to resist downward pressure on prices, says Kylie. “The superb lifestyle and geographic appeal of Golden Bay should see properties hold their value even though most forecasters are predicting a fall.” And she is optimistic about medium-term market activity. “Given the level of inquiry it should buoy activity rates and transactions through the winter months.” Some believe the coronavirus crisis could actually boost the local market by bringing an influx of buyers seeking safety, a beautiful environment and who have realised that working from home is a viable option. “Demand is growing,” says Billy. “While in their bubble, people have had time to think about things they wished they’d done; so, if they have always wanted to move to Golden Bay, why not do it now?” Kylie detects a similar sentiment. “Most of the people I speak with have had time to take stock of their current situation and perhaps re-assess their priorities and future plans, many are deciding to take action sooner rather than later.”

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Offering functional medicine and integrated compassionate care for individuals and families, Kiwi-born world traveller 72mm on the 24th Su Wyatt holds a Nurse Practitioner Bachelors Degree and a Masters with Honours. 80mm on the 24th “I am licensed to practise independently, seeing newborns 70mm on the 25th to grandparents,” says Su. 78mm on the 24th Being an independent nurse practitioner means Su is not 89mm on the 2nd connected with any Government-funded body, so people 101.8mm on the 24th pay per visit. She sees a lot of people who are looking for alternatives and creating lasting changes to their health. 126mm on the 25th Functional medicine is about focusing on trying to find 115mm on the 25th the root cause of a problem by looking at things including 117mm on the 2nd vitamin deficiencies, food allergies, hormone imbalances, thyroid problems, etc. These may present with symptoms such as depression, anxiety, abdominal issues, rashes and hair loss. Her specialities are paediatrics, and plant-based hormonal replacement therapy especially for menopause and peri- or post-menopausal symptoms. 36 Su also runs an independent nursing practise in her home 199 base of 30 years, Santa Barbara, in the US. She is here in Golden 189 Bay until July, but intends to return to her homeland, New 688 Zealand, soon. “I am just seeing what kind of need is here – whether people are interested.” Born in Christchurch and raised in Queenstown, Su enjoyed a life with “lots of outdoor stuff”. At 17 she was working in a fourbed birthing centre during school holidays. She completed her nursing training in Invercargill, worked in a Hastings hospital 465 for two years, then began her overseas travel adventures. 174,515 She worked as a nanny in Australia, a carnival-girl for a 217,653 53,286 very short period in Alaska, and travelled through Canada 30,955 to Colorado before undertaking home health work in Santa 476,409 Barbara. That became her base over the next few years while she 1,065 worked, travelled and volunteered in hospitals. In Guatemala she endured the anguish of dealing with malnourished babies, while in Calcutta she worked alongside Mother Teresa in 77.5mm on the 24th

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Su Wyatt is an independent licensed Nurse Practitioner who is in Golden Bay this month. Photo: Ronnie Short.

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There are weeks in the Police that you never forget and the last couple were right up there. We had the true elation of finding Jessica and Dion alive and starving on day 19 of their four-day tramp into the Anatori back country. As always, LandSAR volunteers gathered from all around the top of the South and enthusiastically put their training into practice in some of the toughest terrain imagineable. Whilst they were spotted by one of the air assets deployed, a LandSAR dog team was on the same ridge and would’ve located them later in the day near the end of the tasking. That is a nice feeling for the planners who ran the search from the Richmond EOC. I was like a proud father as the community rallied around the search effort. So many thankyous are due. Rural Women providing baking and other yummies and kind notes to the searchers in the field; locals at Anatori, Paturau, Mangarakau and Collingwood who opened their hearts and houses to the searchers and the families of Dion and Jessica who had gathered and were beginning to think the worst. The operation saw LandSAR, cave and canyon rescue volunteers, FENZ, Royal NZ Airforce, civilian pilots, DOC, NZ Police, local farmers, and concerned members of the public all working together to get this great result. You should all feel proud and know how appreciative the families and Dion and Jessica themselves are. The moment the mums and dads heard the news will never be forgotten by those that were present. Another job Takaka Police attended on Monday was also pretty unforgettable. Two Christchurch millennials, on a road trip with their buddies over the long weekend, broke into a farmer’s rousing shed and in their drunken state thought it would be a good idea to give nude shearing a go and, naturally, film their efforts. Not satisfied with just doing the sheep they had a go at some manscaping cutting themselves in the process. They then graffitied 44 sheep with bright orange spray paint. They were arrested and had to pay $490 to the farmer in reparation before they were released with a formal warning. It must have been terrifying for the sheep, so the hilarity of the offending has to be tempered somewhat. Only in Takaka!

The Jac’s new album Just before lockdown, jazz outfit The Jac (featuring Golden Bay’s Jake Baxendale) were about to release their latest album - A Gathering - which marks ten years of them making music together. Now they’re releasing it in two parts - five tracks now and five tracks before their now 2021 tour. One of the tracks from the album, Tui, has been nominated for an APRA Best Jazz Composition at this year’s awards. The album is released through Bandcamp and you can preview Tui at: https:// soundcloud.com/user-965110634/tui

The Golden Bay Grand Stand Community Trust Inc (Trust) and the Golden Bay A&P Association (Association) are pleased to announce that they have chosen to discontinue the legal action they commenced against Tasman District Council (TDC) in June 2018. This decision follows TDC’s Full Council resolution of 19 March 2020 in which the Council committed to the restoration of the grandstand and acknowledged the Association’s protected use rights at the Golden Bay Recreation Park (as contained in the Reserves and Other Lands Disposals Act 1959). Both the Trust and Association are looking forward to working constructively with the Council and community to ensure not only the reinstatement of the grandstand but also ongoing appropriate access to and use of the showgrounds and buildings for the A & P Association Annual Show, and the appointment of a Golden Bay Recreation Park Management Committee for the ongoing management of the grounds. The focus now is on building a positive and constructive relationship with TDC to ensure that the community of Golden Bay has access to and can benefit from all the facilities at the Golden Bay Recreation Park.

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Golden Bay Kindergarten reopens

The Golden Bay Kindergarten team. Photo: Supplied. ANITA PETERS

On Monday 18 May, shortly after the country moved to Alert Level 2, Golden Bay Kindergarten re-opened its gate and welcomed all whanau back. Head teacher Rebecca Olney says it was a happy occasion. “Everyone was super excited to see each other again and get reconnected. Children and their whanau adapted to the Level 2 changes and settled in with ease - this is a reflection of their true sense of belonging with their kindergarten whanau and environment.” Rebecca says feedback from families gave glowing reports of the “fantastic job” done by teachers during lockdown, including writing stories for the tamariki about what they were doing at home, posting activity suggestions and staying in touch with phone and video calls. Post lockdown, Rebecca says that they soon got back into the swing of things and re-engaged with the programme. “Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we offer hikoi [walks] to te ngāhere [the bush] where the tamariki spend the morning immersed in nature.” Some literally ignited their curiosity. “This term the four- and five-year-olds have the opportunity to extend their bush skills by having a small fire where they learn about fire safety and being creative with cooking kai on an open flame.” Meanwhile back at kindy, a wide range of fun learning


activities are on the curriculum. “The tamariki have music and movement, storytelling, wheels day, gardening, mud slide, physical challenges, creating in the art area, pumping the water down the purpose built awa [river] and many more opportunities to be active learners who can choose, plan, explore and challenge themselves,” says Rebecca. At the core of the kindy philosophy is a deep respect for the environment. “We are a Green Gold Enviroschools kindergarten and are committed to a long-term sustainability journey, where tamariki connect with and explore the environment, then plan, design and take action in collaboration with our family community,” explains Rebecca. “The Enviroschools kaupapa is about creating a healthy, peaceful, sustainable world through learning and taking action together.” Rebecca says that personal wellbeing is also at the top of the agenda. “We are also committed to the Healthy Heart program and have been awarded top level, the gold standard Pā-Harakeke. This level sees us weave healthy eating and physical activity practices sustainably into all aspects of our environment as well as engaging our community.” With Covid restrictions easing off, Rebecca and the team say they are all looking towards a positive future. “We will all now continue to strive to inspire, to guide and to empower all ako [learners] within our Golden Bay kindy environment.”


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Pateke release in Abel Tasman National park excites students

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Dance Collective Mohua (dcm) is a dance and performance collective and now also a charitable organisation. Its main goal is to provide a space for any potential teachers and students, and those supporting them, to come together to share their passion and skills in dance and performance. dcm’s Cynthia is now offering after school dance classes for children and youth, boys and girls, at Kotinga hall: Dove class (8+), Dragonfly class (10+) and Bellbird (12-18). These classes are a mix of ballet, contemporary and improvisation. Day-time training (Tui classes) are also being offered for those aged 10+, suitable for those in school (by arrangement with your school) and homeschoolers. On offer is teen ballet (Miss Ali, Ballet in the Bay), choreography (Cynthia, dcm) and improv, music and mask (Cynthia, dcm). To find out more about these and other dance classes on offer in Takaka just get in touch. Email us at:dancecollectivemohua@gmail.com and check out our website www.dancecollectivemohua.co.nz

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Project Janszoon’s latest release of pateke (brown teal, Anas chlorotis) in the Abel Tasman National Park provided real excitement for eight students from Motupipi School and teacher Jodie Grant. They were invited to participate, as were four Abel Tasman Youth Ambassadors, four other conservation supporters, two members of local iwi, a representative from DOC and Project Janszoon volunteers. Jodie explained the 49 latest pateke had been raised in Christchurch under the privately funded Isaac Foundation’s specialised bird breeding programme. Its main aim is to increase and maintain population numbers of endangered species. The birds left Christchurch at 8am on May 22 and were flown to Nelson, then due to lockdown restrictions travelled by car instead of helicopter over the hill and out to the Hadfields Clearing site behind the Awaroa Estuary. The experience made a deep impression on the students at the release site as they watched transmitters being fitted to some of the birds before their release. “It was amazing how they all reacted when they left the

boxes,” said Kaice. “They all leaped out; one of them jumped out of the box and started flying. Some went downriver and some went into the banks to hide. They’re extremely shy, and they’re very small, even when they’re adults.” Layla said it was very special for the eight students to be have been allowed to take part in the pateke release. “I just felt they were so happy to get out of the boxes,” added Kian. Pateke are a small brown dabbling duck with a conspicuous white ring around their eye, and are the rarest native waterfowl on the mainland. During early European colonisation they were heavily harvested for food, and numbers subsequently plummeted, necessitating full protection by 1921. Breeding programmes were initiated and have been ongoing. Birds have been released into various predator-controlled areas around New Zealand, but not specifically into Abel Tasman National Park until 2017. Since then, 300 individuals have been released there by Project Janszoon. Populations are clearly recovering, with chicks often seen in the area. Project Janszoon’s video of the release can be watched at https://www.janszoon.org/news/pateke-release-at-awaroainlet/


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In conjunction with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), Tasman District Council is offering a free service to remove hazardous trees from rural roadsides and adjacent properties, where they pose a risk to road users.

Kahurangi Christian Church During Level 2 we are meeting each Sunday 10:30am in small groups in both Collingwood and Takaka areas. All welcome.

The aim of this project is to improve the safety of our roads and redeploy workers from all industries that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown.

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AGM NOTICES POHARA Boat Club AGM is to be held on Wednesday 17 June at 6.30pm at the Boat Club. Nomination forms are available by contacting admin@poharaboatclub.org KAITUNA Track Restoration Society Inc AGM, Friday 12 June, 7pm, Collingwood Rugby Club Rooms. MANGARAKAU Swamp AGM, Tuesday 23 June, Collingwood Memorial Hall at 11am.

Fill in the online submission at tasman.govt.nz (search: tree hazard), or email us at projects@tasman.govt.nz, with your name, contact phone number, the location of the hazard and a brief description of the problem. If you can, please provide photos.


Dice and Weed have now been gone for over 7 months from their home in Dunedin. Last seen tied to a campervan, they could be anywhere in New Zealand. Please check out the Facebook page ‘Dice and Weed, Bring them home’ for more details.

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GOLDEN Bay Friends of the Grounds Inc AGM, Sunday 14 June, 3pm, Glenview Road. Txt 027 446 5638 for more information.

Please note: This is a “one-time only” initiative with a fixed, 100% Ministry funded budget, managed by the Tasman District Council. Qualified tree specialists will be engaged for all tree felling and limb removal work.

A&P Show Committee AGM, Monday 22 June, 7pm, Keith Page Hall (at Recreation Park). New members welcome. Ph Jean 525 9142, goldenbayshow@gmail.com. GOLDEN Kids AGM, Wednesday 17 June, 4.15pm at the Centre. Everyone welcome. GB RSA AGM, 7.30pm, Monday 15 June at the Takaka Fire Station. New members welcome.

PERSONAL NOTICES / Pānui ake OATES, John Anthony, 22 October 1950 – 28 May 2020. John, our dearly beloved husband, father, pops and brother, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday evening. In lieu of a service, a private cremation has been held as per John’s wishes. Many thanks to all staff at the medical centre and to the carers and district nurses. A very special thank you to Pete and Rosie.

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PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui PARADISE Entertainment, Takaka and Collingwood On the Spot store are The GB Weekly’s agents. Or email us: admin@ gbweekly.co.nz. Office hours are Mon-Wed, 9am-5pm. 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. COMMUNITY Law Service (Simon Jones): Free and confidential legal help, information, options available in Golden Bay every Wednesday. Appointments, phone Heartland Services 525 6151. Nelson Office 0800 246 146. FRESH FM needs your help. Are you willing to host a fundraising event to support local radio? Or help run one? We’re a Charitable Trust – a $30 donation on our website freshfm.net is tax deductible. Email Maureen: takaka@freshfm.net or ph 525 8779, 027 335 1395. GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays.

PUBLIC FORUM for the upcoming 9 June GOLDEN BAY COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING will take place via Zoom only due to Covid-19 requirements for physical distancing. A Zoom link is available at www.tasman. govt.nz under My Council/Meetings. If you wish to speak at public forum please register prior to the meeting start time of 9.30am by emailing jess.mcalinden@tasman.govt.nz I’M helping to organise a Golden Bay band to entertain 10

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7.30pm on Monday 15th June 2020 at the Takaka Fire Station If you’re keen to help look after our RSA Veterans, spouses and families please come and join us - we’re looking for new members. Stay for a catch up and cuppa afterwards.

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Programmes to listen out for Saturday in the Country - It’s great to have Diane and Terry back on air with their great selection of country music. Saturday in the Country airs every Saturday from 12 noon - 2pm with a replay Thursday morning at 4am. Kindly supported by Kotare Sands Motels. Forty six and 2 - Matt and Maria start the weekend with some great rock music and the odd random track thrown in. Friday evening at 5pm, replaying the following Tuesday night at 11pm. Kindly supported by Beggs Music Works in Hardy Street, Nelson. Majesty of Darkness - A selection of the finest Heavy Metal, presented by His Majesty of Darkness, fortnightly Friday night at 8pm, replaying the following Wednesday morning at 1am. Open di Gate - Welcome back GalanJAH! Open di Gate airs every 2nd Tuesday night at 9pm and replays the following Friday at noon with a selection of music that expresses GalanJAH’s knowledge of Rastafari.

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ARCHITECTURAL design, residential building. Ph Peter Fersterer 525 8132. 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.

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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? 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. PAINTING. Quality, efficient service, available now. Ph Luca Borrelli 022 086 1842.

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027 608 5606 - billy.kerrisk@raywhite.com

Great range of trees, shrubs and climbers just arrived and looking great! Ph 027 928 3314 earthgemstakaka@gmail.com

Sparkling almost like new in Patons Rock, is this beautifully renovated three bedroom, two bathroom home set back one row from the beach. Big enough and stylish enough to be that permanent home too. Sitting on solid 1970s bones and all the modernising and redecorating done both inside and out, here is the total package in this beautiful part of Golden Bay. Boundary line indicative only.

FOR SALE: Enquiries over $815,000 VIEW: Open Home: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Sunday 7 June 2020 nzsothebysrealty.com/NEL00418 TRACEY WALKER: +64 22 548 3105 tracey.walker@nzsir.com Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated. Browns Real Estate Limited (licensed under the REAA 2008) MREINZ. Boundary line indicative only.

PROPERTY WANTED / Rawa hiahia PERMANENT accommodation required by single retired man. Could be bach, divide dwelling into two with separate amenities or convert an outbuilding? Also required a doublegarage sized shed. Willing to have one built for the right


situation. Ph Dave Myall 027 669 7142 or davemyall62@gmail. com WANTED to rent, two- to three-bedroom warm long-term home. Please ph Kim 027 408 6204.


HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora ACUPUNCTURE: Lynne Cooper providing private and ACC injury treatments. 54 Commercial Street. lynnecooper@y7mail. com, ph/txt 027 221 0045. AROHA Health Spa. Massage, advanced clinical massage, myofascial release, hot stone and relaxation, infrared sauna, spa bath, facials, holistic health and more. Open TuesdaySunday from 9.30am, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. Ph 525 8870.


Valid to Golden Bay residents for your first 1 hour booking (normally $70 now $35)

CAROLYN Simon, Craniosacral therapist, naturopath, medical herbalist. For appointments or flower essences text 027 483 5865, ph 525 8544.

Emma Sutherland ND Naturopath/Massage Therapist/Reiki Master P 027 487 2639 Email: emma@ameliorate.nz


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.


The essence of good vision

OUR NEXT VISIT TO TAKAKA IS TUESDAY 16 JUNE Ph 525 9702 for appointments

HEARING therapy clinic Life Unlimited: Clinic 16 and 17 June. Time for that WOF hearing check? Hearing/tinnitus concerns? Unsure of options? Ph 0800 008 011, request Takaka appointment or email hearing@lifeunlimited.net.nz or kimh@ lifeunlimited.net.nz. Free independent service for NZ citizens over 16 years.


KINESIOLOGY, for pain and stress relief. For an appointmentph/ txt Mark Bonar 027 588 2462.

MASSAGE AND REIKI. Emma Sutherland (Ameliorate). MASSAGE: $50/hour! Ph Thomas 022 160 9101.

Neil Esposito

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.

BSc Dip Opt

Your eyes are special - Let us look after them -

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

Healing with Grace


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


ACC Registered

YOUTH and adults’ counselling and mentoring. Now offering phone and video-chat sessions. Selena Serra ph 027 416 6815 or selena@gbwct.org.nz


22 Meihana Street, Takaka www.takakachiropractic.com

027 732 4476 Tuesdays & Fridays

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē

Grace Shields 021346642 ♥ 5258106 BTSM, RMT MNZ

Gift Vouchers Available

Providing Golden Bay with: Professional, Diagnostic & Clinical Physio during COVID level 2.

Healing with Grace &

021 346642 ♥ 525 8106

ACC registered & experienced Telehealth (virtual) provider. ACC funded & private appointments for; • • • •

Sports & Accident injuries Complex musculoskeletal conditions Clinical reviews / Second opinions Orthopaedic / Post-operative rehabilitation

As we transition back into normal face-to-face physio services, TeleHealth appointments are still available for at-risk groups. Please give us a call to discuss your treatment options. No GP referral required

Call 0800 749 739 for info or an appointment today.

ANATOKI SALMON fishing and café. Catch your own lunch or order from the menu. Open every Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10am-4pm. Ph 0800 262 865. COURTHOUSE CAFÉ, Collingwood. Open 7 days, 8.30am-2pm. 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. 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 Tuesday-Sunday from 9.30am, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. OLD SCHOOL CAFÉ, Pakawau. Open 4pm-late, Thursday, Friday. 11am-late, Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Ph 524 8457. TAKAKA INFUSION, teahouse and bakery. Quality breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, European-style breads, espresso coffees, pastries and cakes. 30 Commercial St. Ph 525 7294. THE MUSSEL INN. Open 7 days, 11am til late. TOTALLY ROASTED, Pohara. Winter hours 9am-3pm, Thursday to Monday. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday. Friday night wood-fired pizzas from 4-7pm. WHOLEMEAL CAFÉ, open for dine-in meals and takeaways 7.30am-2pm, Monday to Friday and 8.30am-2pm Saturday and Sunday.

Lorem ipsum ‘the good people place’ KITCHENTHURS IS OPEN:14th ... OPEN FOROUR DINING

Chiropractor Inga Schmidt

MSc (Chiro), DC, MNZCA

021 180 7789

Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St

www.healthfocus.co.nz ACC registered


Grant Watson

Manipulative Physiotherapist

Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

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

Mon - Fri from 2pm - 8pm Sat - Sun from 12pm - 8pm BAR OPEN until LATE COSY INDOOR DINING // OPEN FIRE // TAKEAWAYS


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


Ph: 525 9592




UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

The Mussel Inn

SATURDAY 6 JUNE FIELD HOCKEY STARTS TODAY, 10.30am, TPS grounds. All welcome. Ph Fleur 027 525 6117.

Still at Level 2….


But that may change soon!

JUNIOR HOCKEY STARTS TODAY, 3.30pm. TPS grounds. Ph Zara 027 721 8312.

We’re open every day from 11am

GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays. Email: admin@ gbweekly.co.nz.

Bookings are advised ~Walkups as space allows


Thurs 18th June - Quiz Night Quizzes fortnightly thereafter

KOKALITO LOCAL AND ORGANIC VEGGIES back on Village Green every Wednesday. Looking forward to seeing folk there again. Ph 021 119 3597 for further info. ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP is on hold for the next few weeks, re-opening ASAP, looking forward to seeing everyone again.

THURSDAY 11 JUNE SENIOR CITIZENS MEETING, 2pm. Speaker: Joyce Wyllie, “Minty had a Baby Girl” . All welcome. LEVEL 2 COVID: BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – PH 525 8453 Fri 5 4.30 Emma (PG) (Final) Comedy, Drama, Romance 7.30 Dark Waters (M) Drama, True Story Sat 6 4.30 The Professor and the Madman (M) 7.30 Births, Deaths and Marriages (M) NZ Sun 7 4.30 All at Sea (M) Comedy, Drama, UK/Norway 7.30 A Hidden Life (PG) USA/Germany Wed 10 7.30 The Humourist (M) Czech, Latvia, Russia Thu 11 1.30 Matinee: All at Sea (M) Brian Cox 7.30 A Hidden Life (PG) Drama, True Story Fri 12 4.30 Births, Deaths and Marriages (M) 7.30 The Lighthouse (R16) (Final) Horror, Drama Sat 13 4.30 Dark Waters (M) Mark Ruffalo 7.30 **Music Concert - The Torbay Suite** Robert Zielinski (Violin) Rennie Pearson (Guitar, Flute) Teaser on YouTube: “The Torbay Suite” $30/25/Under 15yr free Sun 14 4.30 Hermitage: The Power of Art (Final) Doco 7.30 All at Sea (M) Lauren Bacall, James Fox

LATER EVENTS GB RSA AGM, 7.30pm, Monday 15 June at the Takaka Fire Station. New members welcome. JUNIOR FOOTBALL (4-8 years) starts Saturday 13 June. See ad on this page.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Please phone 525 8453

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

Ask for a coffee card and get every 10th coffee FREE TAKEAWAYS: Open Friday & Saturday 5pm till 7:30ish. Order at the door or phone orders 525 9591. FRESH FISH: Fresh fish sales on Wednesday - pre-order by midday Mondays. Hoping to have fresh Bluff Oysters available Thursdays but there are limited numbers so pre-order to secure.

WANTED / Hiahia

STORE HOURS: Under Level 2 our shop hours will be 7am till 6pm weekdays and 8am till 6pm weekends.

HEARING aids, accessories, spares, used and now unneeded, for refurbishment, to be sent to needy children overseas. After lockdown, drop off at ITM Takaka or On The Spot Collingwood or phone me, Vic Eastman 524 8487.

Proud Supporters of the Motupipi School


Golden Bay weather forecast

2 Commercial Street, Takaka ꟾ Ph 525 7305

Valid from Friday 5 June until Tuesday 9 June Friday: Southerlies prevailing. A few showers about the ranges, mainly fine elsewhere. Saturday: Westerlies freshening. Cloud increasing and showers spreading from the west later. Sunday: Southerlies, easing. A few cloudy areas otherwise fine and cool. Monday: Southwesterlies freshening. Showers developing over Kahurangi, mainly fine elsewhere. Tuesday: Southerlies easing. Fine with early frosts in sheltered areas.

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


Ph: (03) 525 8800


61 Motupipi Street, Takaka This beautifully presented home has now SOLD. With the curve ball of Covid19 at the start of marketing & an unexpected speed bump along the way, a result was finally reached. The very pleased vendors & a delighted purchaser makes for a happy salesperson! MORE PROPERTIES WANTED

If you’re thinking of selling give me a call.

Sarah-Jane Brown (Licensed Sales Consultant REAA 2008) 0274 222 577 or sarah@goldenbayproperty.com ‘LIST NOW, DON’T DELAY I SAY…….!’ Due to the continuing DEMAND from buyers for PROPERTY LISTINGS, in Golden Bay, I encourage sellers to LIST their PROPERTIES NOW. “Post Lockdown” SALE PRICES are still STRONG with multiple offers. BUYERS ARE WAITING & I believe NOW is a GOOD TIME to sell. We live in a beautiful place & I will be presenting NEW LISTINGS to the market in the coming weeks. I welcome your enquiry any time & if you would LIKE TO SELL, then CONTACT ME for a free appraisal or a chat, with NO obligation.

Annie Telford (Licensed Sales Consultant REAA 2008) 027 249 1408 or annie@goldenbayproperty.com ‘COUNTRY CHARM’ 188 Hamama Road $565,000 Large 1920’s Family Villa, Character Features, 4 Bd, 1 Bth, 2 Gge, Established & Private Gardens, Rural Outlook, 2529m2, Lots of Room To Play, Only Minutes to Town & Schools. Call me to view.

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Paul McConnon (Licensed Sales Consultant REAA 2008) 0275 042 872 or paul@goldenbayproperty.com ‘98 HECTARES DAIRY FARM’ 55 Sollys Road, Rockville $2.990m+GST (if any) Fertile Soils, Strong Fertiliser History, 83 Effective Ha, 26 Bale Herringbone Shed, Well Maintained, Modern Farm Practice & Strong Production, Two Very Tidy Farm Houses Call me to view.

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James Mackay (Licensed Agent & Principal REAA 2008, B.Com) 027 359 0892 or james@goldenbayproperty.com ‘WHAT A WINNER IN PARAPARA’ 90 Matata Road $1.325m Elevation, Privacy, Stunning Views, Orchard, Berries, Veggie Gardens, Award Winning Home, Timber Features, Spacious Living, Plentiful Water Supply, 13 Hectares, 3 Bdrms, 2 Bthrms, Dble Gge Call me to view.

Ref: GB3740

Belinda J Barnes (Licensed Sales Agent REAA 2008) 021 236 2840 or belinda@goldenbayproperty.com BUYING & SELLING IN THE ‘BUBBLE’

While New Zealand is slowly trying to rebuild the economy, the call for Kiwis to "shop local" & "buy NZ made" will continue to grow. As we look ahead to a ‘bubble-less’ future post-Covid19, the increased interest from buyers is high, with many enquiries coming in over the last few weeks since moving into Level 2. So, if you are thinking now might be a good time to make some property changes, you would be right, with interest rates being at an all time low. Call one of our Team if you are considering buying or selling your property.

Go to www.goldenbayproperty.com for the latest property updates Sharon McConnon Office Manager (Licensed REAA 2008) 0275 258255 sharon@goldenbayproperty.com 16

Cherie Byrne Office Administrator 03 525 8800 - Office 24hrs info@goldenbayproperty.com THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 5 JUNE 2020

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