Friday 12 June 2020
From lockdown to liberty Golden Bay, along with the rest of New Zealand, dropped to Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm on Monday night – 79 days after the country first moved to Alert Level 2 at the start of the pandemic. During this period The GB Weekly published 12 papers, each one reporting on the community’s inspiring response to the Covid-19 crisis. These “pandemic” editions of the paper tell the story of this unique and difficult time and below we have re-published the headlines and photos that featured on our front pages, from initial lockdown through to our recent emergence at Level 1.
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Community Coord Group JEANINE TAYLOR
Following a month’s break, a selected group of services got together for a monthly update. Below are the main points raised during the meeting. Police: Essentially business as usual. Groups of freedom campers have moved on. Community Welfare: Is looking to introduce an “army” of volunteers who are ready to mobilise in response to future emergencies. Management is also looking at a way to co-ordinate this and advertise for volunteers in The GB Weekly. Four basic categories have been identified: Shovel ready: People willing to pitch in if needed with physical tasks; Big toys: People who own diggers, tractors or other heavy machinery; Support/companionship: For those who are vulnerable and; Foodies: Those willing to supply food when needed – like at the latest search and rescue event. FreshChoice: Going to Level 1 is a big relief for everyone. There will be less stress on staff having to impose social distancing rules. Staff have been great throughout all the alert levels. It will be great just to get back to normal. Mohua Social Services (MSS): There is a backlog of needs from the community. Level of demand for services is high, so staff are very busy. New people have moved into Golden Bay requiring support. Good to be down to Level 1, which should help relieve some of the anxiety. A big thanks from MSS to everyone who contributed meat, food and donations to the foodbank and the Covid-19 account. It has meant they are able to manage the demand. Schools: Schools are seeing mixed needs from students. Some are hungry and so the Breakfast in Schools Service has been engaged, along with support from MSS. Significant changes to NCEA are being implemented to help senior students gain their qualifications. This will help to make it equitable and more comparable to a normal year. The reality of not being able to schedule all activities due to lockdown is setting in. On a positive note, it is great to have school contact sports up and running again. M ental health: Pro fe s s i o n a l s a re recognising that people may go through several phases as they move from lockdown to normality. A surprisingly low number of people needed services throughout lockdown, although domestic issues are now starting to appear. Mental health teams are reflecting on how resilient we can be. Small business: There has been a good movement of people around town. Queen’s Birthday weekend was very positive for businesses in the Bay and bookings are looking good for the July school holidays. There is relief that Level 1 will relax a lot of requirements that businesses had to put in place. We may see some movement of businesses out of the Takaka township, due to the inability for landlords and business owners to come to an agreement. It was decided to keep the current CCG monthly meeting format for as long as there is the need. ISSN (PRINT) 2538-0923 ISSN (ONLINE) 2538-0931
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At Alert Level 1, everyone can return without restriction to work, school, sports and domestic travel, and you can get together with as many people as you want. However, it’s still important that we keep the basic hygiene measures, including washing your hands and coughing or sneezing into your elbow. It’s also vital that we continue to keep track of where we’ve been and who we’ve seen to assist with rapid contact tracing if it is required. Despite having almost complete freedom within New Zealand, controls at the borders remain for those entering New Zealand, including health screening and testing for all arrivals, and mandatory 14 day managed quarantine or isolation.
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Hi Takaka says hello to the town RONNIE SHORT
Shoppers who used to drive over the Hill to Motueka to grab a bargain from Hello Banana no longer need to travel so far. The owners of the bargain shop, now called Hi Motueka, have opened new branch, H i Ta k a k a , o n Ta k a k a’s Commercial Street, in the old Westpac premises. Jamie and Jenny Sutherland held the Motueka Hello Banana franchise for three years, but now they are independent and are excited about a fresh start and a new name. They were quick to take the opportunity when the franchise expired during lockdown. They are “keeping it local” by employing Collingwood resident Dohee Clark to run the Golden Bay store. Negotiations with the owners of the premises, who are “great landlords”, were held during the Christmas period. Jamie explained, “It all took quite a bit of planning – but then came together quickly due to that good planning.” The shop is spacious, with plenty of room between aisles. All sorts of merchandise can be found instore, from baby supplies to reading glasses. “Hi Takaka is a local one-stop shop,” said Jenny, “specialising in quality giftware, household,
Hi Takaka! Ayumi Nakamura and Dohee Clark in the new town-centre store. Photo: Supplied.
kitchenware, pet accessories, cosmetics, stationery, art supplies and more. We have a new cosmetic and art supply range coming soon and are constantly fine tuning our entire range of products to best suit our Golden Bay customers’ needs.” Reducing and recycling are important aspects of the business. Jamie and Jenny select products with less plastic wrapping wherever possible and choose items that are reusable rather than single use. “We understand the reputation these shops have, but we want to change that reputation,” said Jamie. By caring and being conscious about issues such as waste they see themselves as part of the
community. “We back up everything we sell, so there are no problems with refunds if something isn’t up to scratch.” The trio expressed their appreciation of how friendly and welcoming everyone has been to them. The business has got off to a flying start and an additional employee Ayumi Nakamura has already been taken on. “It’s been busier than we expected,” said Jamie. “We’ve enjoyed a really warm welcome. And we’re trying to do something positive in the business, by expanding and employing more people.”
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GB Community Board - June JO RICHARDS
The first meeting of Golden Bay Community Board since March was held on Tuesday. Initially intended to be a Zoom meeting, it was run as a real-virtual hybrid thanks to Monday’s last minute move to Alert Level 1. Contributors to public forum spoke either in person to the board members gathered at Tasman District Council’s Service Centre in Takaka, or appeared via online platform. First to speak was Nigel Pearson who is unhappy by the lack of progress on the development of a management plan for the council coastal reserves in Collingwood. “It’s frustrating not being able to access public land… Why hasn’t a plan been done already? Later in the meeting TDC environment and planning manager Dennis Bush-King explained that, due to limited resources, progress was unlikely for at least a year. “There is only one member of staff who deals with reserve management.” Ex-councillor Paul Sangster was very unhappy about criticism he has received over the establishment of FultonHogan’s industrial yard on his Rural 1-zoned property in Reilly Street, Takaka. Paul explained that the library and the library car park were both located on old industrial sites, and dismissed concerns about the danger from Fulton Hogan heavy vehicles as “ludicrous”. He outlined his long-term plans for the site, which include a museum, and suggested the installation of a footpath along the CBD section of Reilly Street. Tony Harris believes TDC is over-charging for swimming pool inspections. “…$157 is quite a sum and I ask council to reduce inspection fees.” Mr Bush-King responded later arguing that some inspections take a long time, and the board agreed to write to Tony with a breakdown of the costs of an inspection. Representatives of U3A Astronomy Group requested that the council includes the preservation of the night sky in its 10-year plan. “We should protect this beautiful night sky,” said Paul Taylor. “There are things that can be done cheaply or at no cost at all.” Community board chair Abbie Langford pointed out
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in a subsequent discussion that the board had already made its submission to the Long Term Plan but agreed to a motion of support: “The Community Board supports the submission from Golden Bay U3A Astronomy Group to include dark sky protection in council’s future planning policies.” Public forum regular Reg Turner began by querying what he perceived as a lack of information about council’s application for Government funding to cover the Waimea Dam cost blow-out. He proceeded with a suggestion for council to carry out a “complete reappraisal of rates and expenditure” in the light of local businesses taking a hit from the lack of international tourists. Last on Reg’s list was a request for council to spend funds on promoting the district to domestic tourists. In response to the last point, Mr Bush King pointed out that Golden Bay Promotion Association was about to receive its third payment of $30,000 from TDC. Manager of the Golden Bay Shared Recreation Facility Sara Chapman provided an update which included ongoing hygiene protocols for facility users, plus news of the official opening of the Rec Park playground which has been installed in the last few weeks. “We are really pleased that the playground equipment was made by New Zealand companies,” said Sara, who had more good news about community sports. “Golden Bay hockey was the first to start – at Takaka Primary School, badminton was the first to return at the NBS stadium, with squash now getting going. And rugby and netball have held their first meetings. We will see business as usual in unusual circumstances.” Abbie read out emails from absent contributors to public forum. The first was form Rita Virtama who wrote requesting the removal of the boulders blocking access to Waitapu Bridge reserve. During a discussion later in the meeting Mr Bush King explained that at Level 1 the site would be open for freedom campers until there was a change in the bylaw that might result from TDC’s revised Freedom Camping Strategy. Rita also requested the introduction of a 60kmph speed limit on the unsealed sections of Long Plain Road, something that Abbie said may come out of the next speed limit review. Cyclist safety was Ron Eckman’s concern, specifically on the Bird’s Hill stretch of SH60. He said that the button that triggers the warning to motorists was not working and he had been forced off the road more than once when cycling between Rangihaeata to Takaka. “The road is so narrow that the white line is right on the edge.”
Board member Averill Grant proposed widening the road to accommodate a dedicated cycling lane. Following public forum the meeting heard presentations on emergency management, a new cycleway, and the installation of surveillance cameras in Takaka’s CBD. Group manager for Civil Defence Emergency Management in the Nelson-Tasman region Roger Ball gave an overview of the regional response to Covid-19. He said that the last three months of a national state of emergency were “historic” before explaining the role of his organisation. “Our job was to lead out the non-health community support effort.” He praised the “fantastic work” of those involved in Golden Bay. “Sara [Chapman] and her team, Mohua Social Services, Heartlands, the Police… There was tremendous support in Golden Bay.” He said that there was work still to do. “We have a burden to continue – handwashing, good hygiene. We may get a second wave so we need to maintain our readiness to respond.” Golden Bay Emergency Management chief Sara Chapman paid tribute to her own team of local volunteers and added that the Police did “a fantastic job” at times operating under very confusing set of rule and regulations. Cycling over Bird’s Hill on SH60 may be a hazardous activity but it’s about to get a whole lot safer between Takaka and Paines Ford. NZTA's Peter Kortegast made the surprise announcement that work on the planned cycleway along the latter stretch of road would begin very shortly and be completed within six to eight weeks. “NZTA have given the green light and we start next Monday.” Mr Kortegast explained that the current bridge just outside Takaka would be removed in one piece, stored and remain available for use in future projects. He showed an impression of the replacement bridge and much discussion ensued about its final colour. Closed circuit TV surveillance may seem anathema to Golden Bay but it looks like it is coming to Takaka’s CBD. Electronic surveillance expert Ken Eccles has many years of experience designing and installing surveillance systems in rural towns across New Zealand. He provided community board with a detailed explanation of the benefits of CCTV and covered some of the contentious issues associated with its use, including ownership of equipment and data, and how recorded footage is used. Ken said that a community trust would have to be responsible and stressed that the Police needed to be fully engaged with the initiative.
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WHAKAARO: The unsung heroes SUBMITTED BY ELISABETH SIEGMUND
The recent by-election in Motueka in which I was an insignificant yet significant candidate, once again showed how important a voting system is that recognises proportionality. The candidate who won the seat was voted in by a minority hence reaping the full benefit of the FPP (first past the post) voting system. History has successfully repeated itself in a cruel way seeing that the current mayor also benefited from that exact same scenario in 2019. However, failures most often provide the greatest learning and we must take heed from these election debacles where the majority ends up with the candidate chosen by the minority - democracy, if it can still be called that, at its worst. The word itself meaning government by the people where majority rules. It seems that on local government level we have moved into a “minority rules” type of governance, which is concerning, if not alarming. But, there are always solutions with the obvious being a change to a much fairer voting system (STV - single transferable vote); yet, when given the chance to endorse this system at the last election, voters did not support it. We may never know the true reason why STV was dismissed as unsuitable by the voters but it is likely to be a combination of a few factors - a lack of reasonable understanding of proportional voting, a lack of support by local government ministers, officials, district leaders and the holding sway of vested interests, a lack of appreciation of the pitfalls of individualism and the benefits of solidarity (unity with a common interest). Yes, there still is power in numbers as Penny Griffith can attest to. A woman that spent too many hours to count on collecting signatures for the petition and drove too many miles throughout the entire district to speak at too many candidates’ meetings during the 2019 elections - with one single purpose in mind: paving the way for a more democratic voting system. These people, people like Penny and her sidekick, are the unsung heroes within us. We should remember them accordingly at the next election in 2022 and not let history repeat itself again.
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Love letter to Golden Bay
To this beloved community, I wish to give my deepest gratitude. Through the tumultuous time we find ourselves in; you have shone through together. With awe and amazement, I see you all collectively drawing as one to gather the love and care for one another. I am so very proud of my other home and family, and have the utmost respect for you all. Yes, we have experienced huge shifts and change. But the tenacious and creative adaptability, that has become a part of us all is so very apparent in Golden Bay. My mama lives happily here. However, especially now, had it not been for you, it may have been quite different. But because of you, dear souls, she is safe, cared for and loved. There is such kindness and beautiful willing help, and support. Many special people reaching out to provide ease and comfort for each other in so many extraordinary ways. When I can return, and hugs are permitted, that is my quest. My heartfelt appreciation and love to you. Sarah Challis
No more garden prunings drop-off
We wish to let local people know that we have ended the drop-off of trailer loads of garden prunings to deal with at our property in Ligar Bay. We began this about 10 years ago but it is now time to stop. We do hope that someone with a rural property between Tata Beach and Motupipi will consider providing a similar service. There is a good opportunity for an enterprising person to provide a drop-off point for prunings, which could usefully be converted to mulch, compost or maybe even biochar. Derry and Helen Kingston
Safer rat poisons
Last week (GBW letters 5/6) Linda pointed out the dangers of some rat poisons on birds. Recently, Golden Bay bird rescue has seen several dead moreporks and kingfishers. Secondary poisoning from rat poison is horrible. Moreporks, kingfishers and many other species get poisoned by eating a half dead rat, mouse, skink, weta, beetle etc. A good alternative to the anti-coagulant baits is a product called Selontra. This is not persistent in the environment and not bio-accumulative. Selonta will not kill as many birds as the other rat poisons. It’s still rat poison though, so dangerous to other mammals, eg dogs and cats, so make every effort to use it in a way where only your target species rat or mouse will get it. Selontra is available to buy in Golden Bay. Patsy Garrett
Pohara Boat Club
As commodore of Pohara Boat Club for the past year, it has become very apparent to me that there is a lot of interest from residents and boat owners at what is happening with the club. The clubhouse is without question a fantastic facility in a premium position so this shouldn’t be a surprise. The upcoming AGM will be a good time to come along and share ideas. I am happy to say we have a few new committee nominations with fresh ideas of their own so also a chance to meet with them. Please make a note, Wednesday 17 June, 6.30pm at Pohara Boat Club. Steve du Feu
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Let's talk about vaccines
I do not consent to a mandatory vaccine program for any person in any place. As I would not consent to penicillin or any other medication being given in a mandatory way. I am not understanding the belief from other people that I should accept this change to the rights I was born with. New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 10. Right not to be subjected to medical or scientific experimentation. Every person has the right not to be subjected to medical or scientific experimentation without that person’s consent. 11. Right to refuse to undergo medical treatment. Everyone has the right to refuse to undergo any medical treatment. Science says it takes over a decade to create and “test” a new vaccine. The safety and management of the vaccines and their schedules is being called to account from around the world for good reason. Court cases are involved and being won. Golden Bay has recently been rated at 44 per cent nonimmunisation of five-year-olds. Please, let us have a conversation. https://londonreal.tv/professor-dolores-cahill-whycoronavirus-lockdown-is-killing-more-people-than-its-saving/ http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1990/0109/ latest/DLM224792.html https://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/articles/ vaccine-development-testing-and-regulation Sarah Hornibrooke
Cometh the hour, cometh the (wo)man
The right prime minister to lead Britain during WW2 was Winston Churchill. The right person to challenge Khrushchev over the Cuban affair was President JF Kennedy. The right prime minister to challenge Argentina over the Falkland islands was Maggie Thatcher. The right prime minister to lead us out of the Covid-19 issue is Jacinda Ardern. History always gives us the right person at the right time. Reg Turner
Shear disgust at Police Report
After reading last week’s GB Weekly I was frankly horrified by the stark display of what I can only describe as red-necked humour tilted “Police Report”. I found the unnecessarily detailed description of the perpetration and especially the accompanying suggestive photo, an appalling show of the absolute lack of professionalism shown by the author of the report, as a community police officer. I can only assume that the picture was printed in an attempt to shame the individual pictured, though in my opinion it instead glorifies the perpetrators and I’m sure that on finding out that they had made the local news there would have been no downcast eyes, only fist-bumps all round. As the paper has a wide audience, including children, I found the image particularly disturbing and inappropriate. I have also heard this opinion voiced by many other community members in the past week and would like to see a great deal more professionalism in the police report in future. It is not a comedy column. Jess Philp
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Evolution at Hair Revolution salon
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Lisa Lewis, left, has handed over her business Hair Revolution to new owner Charlotte Dodson. Photo: Anita Peters. ANITA PETERS
At the end of May, Lisa Lewis from Hair Revolution handed over her business to its new owner, Charlotte Dodson. Coincidentally, their family circumstances when first starting out at the salon are remarkably similar. When Lisa and her husband opened the salon, their children were only three and five. Lisa said that creating a business was exactly like raising a family. “Continuity for the business was important, but first and foremost it had to work for the family.” Charlotte and her partner also have two small children, daughters aged five and six, but with family in the Bay she knows there is backup if absolutely needed. Charlotte began her career at 16 at Jude’s Salon in Takaka. She then continued hairdressing in Australia, returned to Takaka in 2008 to run her own salon, which she later sold and moved to Christchurch. Now after eight years away from the Bay she is keen to take up this new challenge. “I know many locals will be excited to have Charlotte at the helm,” says Lisa. “It’s fantastic handing the salon over to someone so experienced, motivated and young. It’s great knowing the quality will continue, and Golden Bay will ‘remain beautiful’”. Lisa is thrilled too that Charlotte shares similar
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business ethics. “We are a locals' business. Hair continues to grow and during lockdown everyone has come to realise the rejuvenation they feel with a good hairstyle.” Charlotte has no immediate plans to change the Hair Revolution. Even the staff of four are staying on. “I’m keeping it as it is for the moment; get a feeling for the place first,” she says. She is fully qualified and has 18 years of hairdressing experience. She has continued her training and will bring in new ideas to hairdressing in the Bay. “I have learned lots of new modern techniques for cutting and colouring while still being able to produce traditional cuts and styles.” Lisa’s hard work has produced many rewards over the years. “It’s been fantastic for learning, self-growth and development. I’ve loved having apprentices and growing with them. I’m definitely ready to leave but I am going to miss it.” As for her future? “I’m going to semi-retire,” she grins. “There are a couple of things in the wind; watch this space. I want to thank all my clients over the last 10-and-a-half years. I have loved making Golden Bay beautiful with you, and look forward to catching up with you outside the salon. Charlotte, Jenny, Joanna, Janice and Zoe will all still be available to take care of you.”
Greetings from York, UK. My daughter and I have a little flat just outside York’s city walls, overlooking a council-owned car park. Since lockdown began in March the car park has been practically empty of cars and has provided us, and our neighbours, with a wonderful wide-open place to play all sorts of sports and games while still observing the lockdown rules. We’ve invented our own version of tennis and we’re getting pretty good with a frisbee. We have spoken to more of our neighbours in the past 11 weeks than we have in the past two years we’ve been living here. From our car park we had the time to watch winter turn into spring. Now, somehow, it’s already summer. Our car park activities have been the focus of our day for weeks because apart from the odd supermarket shop to top up supplies, we can’t really go anywhere else. The only shortages now in the supermarket are flour and yeast, even though there’s plenty of bread on the shelves again. The in-store bakery at our supermarket has started making up 1kg bags of flour to sell to customers and you can get fresh yeast from them too, which is great. When there was no yeast we started making our own sourdough bread and have managed some pretty fine loaves. In York the people have been so nice and so respectful of the lockdown and social distancing rules. Shopping at the supermarket is a far more peaceful experience than it used to be. There’s lots of mutual and friendly respect and care as we all queue to get in, two metres apart, sanitise our hands and trolleys and then navigate the aisles still trying to keep that two metres from the other shoppers. Then we all queue safely to pay, chat with the checkout person behind their high plastic barrier and then make our way home. It’s all very organised with staff stationed everywhere, managing queues and helping people. Walking down the footpath on the way home, it’s hard to get out of the way of someone walking towards you because they do it first. Running through every message we receive from the council, the utilities companies, banks, supermarkets, all businesses, is a warm thread of humanity, full of care and kindness and positivity. While the politicians are bickering and blaming above our heads, down below on the ground (in York at least) people are getting on with things and making the most of what they can do. It helps that the weather has been beautiful the past few weeks - nothing like sunshine to lift the spirits. The virus figures are no longer front page news so it’s easy to forget that the infection rate is still well over a thousand per day and that the death toll is still well over a thousand per week. It feels like people are used to the virus now and so it’s become less scary, and because of that there’s a general feeling around that it’ll be OK to relax lockdown. But no one knows what will actually happen next. There are a lot more cars in our car park now and I can see that soon our car park tennis sessions will have to end which is kind of sad. But it will mean that the UK is beating the virus and the lockdown is easing and that’s what we have been hoping for all along.
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In recent years, garlic rust has caused major yield reductions in Golden Bay and elsewhere in New Zealand. What’s this about, and how can we avoid it? Garlic (Allium sativum) belongs to the Alliaceae family, along with the onion, shallot, leek and chives. Garlic rust (Puccinia allii) is a pathogenic fungal disease that affects all of the Allium family and it can devastate a garlic crop. A severe case of rust, especially early in the season, reduces the capacity of garlic leaves to photosynthesise, and therefore reduces bulb size. Rust starts as tiny white or yellow spots on leaves and becomes orange blotches when mature. It proliferates in cool, wet weather when humidity is high. This has been the case in the past few springs when we have had cool, wet periods with lots of cloud cover. Rust is spread by wind or water. We can’t do much about the weather, but we can still grow good garlic with some proven preventative techniques. Site selection Garlic likes full sun. Low-light or shady spots will encourage rust. Choose sunny beds or trim your hedge or shelter to increase sunlight in your garden. Soil preparation Garlic likes free-draining soil, so if your soil is on the heavy side then it is good practice to fork your bed well prior to planting. Fork out any weeds, many of which can be added to the compost. Loosening the soil will help with drainage and allow garlic roots penetrate the soil profile, maximising nutrient and moisture uptake needed for good growth. Raised beds work well, too. If your soil is heavy or light (eg, clay or sand) then adding organic matter helps. Coarse sand can also be dug into heavy soils for better drainage. Add moderate amounts of rich compost or well-rotted manure. Balanced minerals will provide the necessary building blocks for great garlic. Garlic needs moderate amounts of nitrogen, and good amounts of phosphorous, potassium and sulphur. Good compost will supply much of this, but for best results do a soil test. Too much nitrogen encourages bigger leaves, which are susceptible to rust attack. Planting It seems that when garlic is planted earlier than the usual shortest day then it grows bigger before spring rust can affect it. Nowadays, the recommendation is to plant by May (sorry I didn’t write this sooner). We at Fertile Ground planted all our garlic in April this year. Garlic spacing is usually 15-20 centimetres, but to prevent rust it’s better increased to 30 centimetres. This enables more airflow between plants, reducing humidity and the chance of disease spread. Practice crop rotation with all your Alliums. Allow at least four years between crops in any one site to reduce crossinfection. Weed control Keeping your garlic bed weed-free minimises the breeding ground for rust and reduces competition for nutrients, resulting in better growth. Mulching is an effective way to keep weeds at bay. A fellow gardener friend likes to use weed mat; we at Fertile Ground have mulched with hay from the adjacent field,
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but had bad rust last year and wonder if grass rust spreads to garlic or encourages it. So this year we’re mulching heavily with sea grass. Other options include pea and linseed straw. Watering Ensure garlic doesn’t dry out. Stressed plants are more susceptible to infection. Water garlic only every three to five days during the growing season, and early in the day so moisture is absorbed before the cooler evening. Sprinkler irrigation isn’t recommended. Try using a leaky hose or soaker hose turned upside down. Wetting the leaves will spread spores if they’re present. Hygiene If rust has begun, then remove and burn affected leaves. Definitely don’t compost them. This applies to any Allium rust-affected crops. Wash your hands after to minimise spores spreading to other plants. It’s also good practice to clean tools after use. Sprays If you’re concerned that rust will attack your crop again this year, apply either copper oxychloride, lime sulphur or sulphur sprays monthly, or fortnightly if the weather is cool and wet. Boosting plant health is always preferable, so try using seaweed sprays regularly over the growing season. Harvest Once the garlic stems start to flop then it’s time to lift them. If rust did occur, then bulb size will be compromised, especially if the rust came early. Clean up as usual, removing roots and outer sheaths, and burn infected material. Good news Even if your crop was rust-plagued, a study conducted by the University of California found that seed garlic taken from rust-infected plants did not cause rust in the resulting crop. Even if you have got your garlic in already, there is plenty you can still do to prevent or fend off the worst of the rust. Stay vigilant, because “Rust never sleeps”!
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There has probably never been a more challenging time to begin a business, but that hasn’t daunted 17-year-old Isaac Reilly. He began delivering in Golden Bay for Stoke-based Oaklands Milk last week, his run already stretching from Rockville to Ligar Bay. “I’m a local boy from Takaka,” says Isaac. “I worked on a dairy farm out in Bainham for a season, and loved it.” He soon discovered that there wasn’t much other work available in the Bay, so took the initiative and contacted the Raine family, who run Oaklands Milk. They had begun a home delivery service, and Isaac proposed that he could make that available in Golden Bay. The long-established dairy company was interested, but Isaac still had a lot of work ahead of him. “I went over to Oaklands for about two weeks and did deliveries, and a bit of computer work.” Then Isaac was on his own. “So I bought a tablet and my own truck, and now I’m contracting for Oaklands; running my own little business.” Isaac is passionate about the digestive and nutritional benefits of A2 protein pasteurised milk, and the fact that it is delivered in glass bottles. “Our bottles are all completely reused after returning to the factory to get fully washed.” Oaklands Milk estimates that by using glass they have prevented two million one-litre plastic bottles from ending up in landfills. Isaac enjoys the opportunity to be out meeting people, even if the recent Covid-19 lockdown meant he was talking to them through a mask. “When I was training in Nelson there were a lot of nervous people, telling you where to stand and where to leave the bottles.” Fortunately, normality appears to be returning and Isaac already has more ideas for his brand new business. “Oaklands are now coming out with different ranges like cream, juices and yogurt. And then I’ve got contacts down in Christchurch who have sheep milk, so hopefully I can get something happening with that.” The teenage entrepreneur is looking forward to bringing Golden Bay A2 protein direct from the farm.
Isaac Reilly is currently delivering fresh A2 milk from Rockville to Ligar Bay. Photo: Alistair Hughes.
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It's playtime at the Rec Park Centre's new playground
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The Covid-19 lockdown put life on hold but under Alert Level 2 the Rec Park Centre playground was able to be installed and then declared open last Saturday. This is the latest project completed by Golden Bay Shared Recreation Facility (GBSRF) and funded by generous donations from the Rural Service Centre and the Rata Foundation. Nigel Harwood, chairman Rural Service Centre affirmed “The playground is a fantastic addition to the Rec Park Centre and it proves the value of gifting seeding funds to attract other charitable funds.” He declared that the RSC staff and farmer members are proud of their ongoing investment to enable and support a wide variety of organisations in Golden Bay. “We made a considerable gift to the Community Health Centre and now to Rec Park Centre, but we have donated almost $100,000 from 14 rounds of the Community Fund, over seven years”. The playground project began with a letter of appeal written in January 2017 by Gordie and Alfie Langford and sent to former ward councillor, Sue Brown. It concluded with the appeal, “We
Ready for playtime: The new palayground equipment. Photos: Supplied.
would really like your help in asking the right people to help the kids of Golden Bay. Our mum always says if you love something you should work hard and it will come true”. Sara Chapman, chairman GBSRF, explained that the playground project has taken more than three years from dream to reality. However, it was embraced by children and families, TDC Parks and Reserves, Golden Bay Community Board, Golden Bay A&P Association, Recreation Park users and Park Avenue residents. “Now given the economic fall out from Covid-19, we are so pleased that this activity playground and the toddler slide have been manufactured in New Zealand by Park Supplies and PlayMatta safety surfacing and installed by PlayBases with Takaka Contracting Ltd”. Sara outlined future plans which include a family picnic area beside the playground. “The Ian Tait memorial tree was removed back in 2016 and at that time Council offered a memorial bench. It would be a gracious mark of respect to dedicate the picnic area to the Tait family for their duty of care over many, many years. This is one place for all to be enjoyed by successive generations.”
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This alchemical journey when we understand, connecting into nature, earthing with the land. Everybody loves you when you're down and out, the shadow of your journey lights your leading doubt. Surrender to confusion, give your mind a rest, invite your worst intention to become your guest. Step through the doorway labelled fear and pain, your shaman path awaits you step across the grain. Look in your darkness, bring the demons home, invite them to your table, to feast upon your wounds. Jim Horton Jim loved poetry, he loved writing and reciting poems, he was determined to learn and then speak them when the time was ripe. This same determination lead him on many wild and interesting pathways through his 77 years of life. Born in Sussex, England on a small farm, he carried within him a strong love of the land, wild places and those others that lived within these environments; birds, animals, the seen and the unseen. Jim trained as a dentist in London. This took him and his first wife Cherrie, a dental hygienist, to South Africa, Canada where they had two sons Jay and Ben, and then here to Golden Bay. Over this time he innovated in many aspects of dentistry including intravenous sedation, nitrous oxide anaesthesia, bio-compatible dentistry, and wholistic dentistry incorporating whole person health. He became a strong advocate for non-amalgam (mercury) fillings which, back in the 70s and 80s, meant going against the establishment – something he has pushed up against many times throughout his life on many issues. Once here in Aotearoa he and Cherrie established Anahata dental practice in Takaka and settled at Tui community. He became a strong advocate for community outreach and personal development, as well as becoming passionate about men’s work. He was instrumental in developing men’s groups and men’s gatherings here in Golden Bay as well as other parts of New Zealand, USA and South Africa. 8
During this time he separated from Cherrie and remarried Susan Jessie, becoming a co-parent of three more sons, Anju, Shion and Mirai along with a "whole posse" of teenagers at Tui at that time. Through the men’s work and the challenge of being a parent of many he became aware of the lack of, and need for, Rites of Passage, particularly the stage marking the transition from child to adult. After some investigation, including travelling to Australia and America to meet people already running inspiring programs he established Tracks in 2002. Several years later a sister programme Tides was started and in 2012 The Rites of Passage Foundation was created under which both programmes now stand. His journey with this work is detailed in the book he co-authored Marking Life’s Stages (www.markinglifesstages.com). Over the last five years Jim’s life changed dramatically, he was diagnosed with motor neuron disease and other aspects of his health also went into decline. Regardless, he continued to be an inspiring elder and wonderful "opa" to his mokopuna. Through his visioning and strong determination he has left behind him an ongoing legacy including a highly creative and sculptural dragon house. There will be a public celebration of his life in some months' time at Tui in the Events Park – a place he loved so well and championed as a spiritual site – when the new Pentacle meeting tent is unveiled. He left this life courageously on 12 May 2020 and will be truly missed by his family, friends and many others whose hearts he touched. You walker you are the path. You walking your footprints are the road and nothing else. There is no road walker, You make the road by walking, By walking you make the road. And when you look back you see the path you will never walk on again, There is no road walker, Only wind trails on the sea. Antonio Machado THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 12 JUNE 2020
Soft reboot for hardball hockey
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Golden Bay Hockey Club players took to the pitch for the first time this season on Saturday morning. Photos: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS
Community hockey has restar ted at the Tak ak a Primary School grounds with little fuss, but a great sense of relief. “It’s a soft reboot,” said club treasurer Fleur Murray about Saturday morning’s low-key return to the sport. While players went through their warm-up routines – or not – they talked about injuries sustained during lockdown. Ricky Fleming, a regular of five years, was worried about how his body would stand up to the demands of match play. “I bought a bike at the start of lockdown to keep fit, but came off it and hurt my back.” Fleur was relegated to the sidelines for the opening match – a result of her own biking mishap. “I dislocated my finger biking the Heaphy Track.” She has been with the club for many years and can remember when it was at the height of its popularity. “We had seven teams at one time.” Membership may be down from the club’s heyday, but Fleur says that players of all ages, abilities and genders still come together to enjoy the sport. “It’s mixed ability – from ex-rep players to young novices.” She adds that the players get excellent value for money for their $20 subscription, which includes a season’s stick hire and a ball. “It’s the cheapest sport in town.” As well as regular Saturday morning matches, the club holds five-a-side competition ever y Friday on the allweather pitch at Golden Bay High School. “It’s only $2 a week,” says Fleur, adding that juniors have weekly practice after school on Tuesdays. “We have about 30 to 40 kids.” For anyone unsure about whether hockey is for them, club president John Byrne has
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some simple advice. “Just turn up and play, have a try-out without paying.” John believes that some people are put off by the hard ball, but says they strictly enforce rules designed to ensure the safety of the players, as well as making sure it’s fun for everyone. “It’s very sociable and we look after the kids. To me that’s the great thing about hockey in Golden Bay – it encourages all ages.” At just after 10.30am, 14 eager players—a mix of youth and experience—take to the full-sized pitch for 70 minutes of a seven-a-side competition. The teenagers clearly have the edge in speed and agility, but the veterans have the advantages of guile and strength. As the match progresses the signs of earlyseason rustiness start to fade and players get into their stride. When the final whistle blows, players touch sticks rather than high-fiving before leaving the pitch. Ricky says he suffered but survived the
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season-starter. “It was brutal, but my back is okay at the moment.” The club president was clearly happy to be part of the overdue reboot. “It’s great, awesome to be back.” GB Hockey is held at Takaka Primary School at 10.30am every Saturday. Juniors are welcome to play at 9.30am. Seasons subs $20. Friday five-a-side hockey is at GBHS from 5.30pm. Adults $2, kids free.
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Zienna, left, and teacher Melanie Jones are going on a bear hunt under the bridge. Photo: Jeanine Taylor. JEANINE TAYLOR
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During lockdown there was quite a lot of baking done in our household. One afternoon we decided to try making this meringue recipe for dessert. You can make a smaller mixture just by halving the ingredients. Enjoy with whipped cream and/or berry sauce.
6 egg whites 2 cups caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 teaspon white vinegar 1 teaspoon cornflour Food colouring - any colour you like
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With the reduction in alert levels, Golden Kids staff have been happy to welcome back their children and their families. Head teacher Sage Andrews spent a lot of time reading through the guidelines and attending online Zoom huis with other early childhood leaders. Getting her head around the many pages of information and putting it all into practice involved a lot of time and energy. “I learned the hard way not to start planning too early when I was bombarded with emails during Level 4 about what Level 3 could look like. I started putting processes into place and then it all changed again.” She then waited for information from the MOE on what Level 1 would look like for the centre. The focus for Golden Kids has been on getting to know the children again and gaining back that sense of belonging for staff, children and their whanau. “A lot can change over two months for younger students,” explained Sage. “They are coming back in and they are walking and talking and have new interests.” To help tamariki and their whanau feel safe about returning, Sage engaged the help of her partner Sam Goffriller to put together a video of what would be happening at Golden Kids when the children returned. They posted this on their online portfolio platform, Storypark. On the teacher-only day prior to returning, Sam added another video of all of the teaching staff welcoming back their tamariki. The children and parents loved it. Many children watched it numerous times. It helped the children to understand what would happen when they got back to Golden Kids and made them and their families feel safe.
Sage Andrews encourages a determined Osher to master climbing up the slide. Photo: Jeanine Taylor.
The children’s response to returning amazed the staff, especially Sage. “They were pretty much jumping through the door and saying goodbye to their parents. It totally surprised us; we were expecting to need to have a lot of extra support. We even had more teachers than normal available and they were just so happy to be back.” Another aspect of making everyone feel safe involved Sage waiting outside, greeting the children and their parents as they arrived and as they left. It was much appreciated by parents and staff, and while Sage got no paperwork done, she helped families to navigate successfully what could have been a stressful time for them. Luckily for Sage, fellow teacher Nicki Cottle knitted beanies and headbands for all of the team during lockdown, and these proved to be invaluable when they worked outdoors. It was a wet afternoon when The GB Weekly visited Golden Kids, but that didn’t stop the over-twos from getting out into the elements and having fun. The under-twos were also enjoying their outdoor covered area, with happy smiles in abundance. The move to Level 1 will help to reduce some of the workload of teachers and teacher aides, who had to clean and wash every surface and resource used at the end of the day. It also means a return to baking, shared morning teas and playdough, the sensory experiences that children really enjoy and learn from. There are a couple of places available for the over-twos at Golden Kids for those that may want to join this buzzing bubble of learning.
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One of the first live sports to take place in the area since lockdown was woodchopping, the Queen's Birthday Challenge, where the axemen compete in a series of one on one knockout races to decide the winner. The wood was very hard, turning most races into a test of endurance, where the usual importance of speed and power of the axemen was replaced in importance by determination and just staying in the race. The women's underhand elimination races saw Courtney Clarke beat Serena Gowland and Louise Nalder in race one and Ashleigh Radford beat Rachael Nalder in race two. Ashleigh prevailed over Courtney in the final to win the series. Another women's race of note was the Nalder sisters racing to sort out the family bragging rights. In an upset result Rachael finished victorious
over Louise. The men's racing had two heats where 1st and 2nd in each would progress to the semi-finals where the knockout phase would begin. In the standings Brian Godsiff beat Ray Biggs in the 1st semi and Dave McEwen beat Dave Gowland in the second. Brian looked to have the final all but won but lost his technique on the second side and let Dave McEwen back in to take out a narrow win. In the underhands Steve Winter beat Ray Biggs in the first semi and Dave Gowland beat Brian Godsiff in the second, which was the closest race of the day taking several replays to decide. Dave then beat Steve in the final to win that event. The Golden Bay Axemens Club would like to thank: Anatoki Salmon, Roots Bar, Telegraph Hotel, Takaka Camping and Cabins and the indefatigable Duncan McKenzie for their help with the event. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 12 JUNE 2020
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Starting from 1 July we’ll only be collecting plastics that can be recycled in New Zealand – these are the ones labelled with 1, 2, and 5. These three plastics are the most common, representing around 85 – 90% of the plastics we use. Most of the containers that you use will still be recycled: soft drink and water bottles, clear plastic meat trays, plastic milk bottles, bathroom, kitchen, and laundry products, and ice-cream, butter and takeaway containers. The plastics that we will not be collecting from 1 July are plastics 3, 4, 6 and 7. These plastics are used in some food and product packaging like single serve yoghurt pottles and most sour cream containers. These cannot be recycled in New Zealand and are very difficult to find an overseas market for. There is also concern that some of these plastics may not be recycled appropriately. So please start thinking about the plastics that you buy now, reduce plastic where you can, start checking the number and aim to buy only 1, 2 and 5 ahead of the changeover date on 1 July.
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Rebates are based on your household income, the amount of your rates, and the number of dependents you have. You can estimate if you’re eligible for a rebate using your income for the tax year ending 31 March 2019 at dia.govt.nz – search ‘rates rebate’. You can apply for a rates rebate if: • You pay the rates on the address that you live at; and • You were living at the address at the beginning of the rating year (1 July); and • Your name is recorded in the Rating Information Database (RID) as ratepayer. You cannot claim a rates rebate if the property is used mainly for commercial purposes such as farming or business. Application forms and more information are available at Council offices or online at tasman.govt. nz. You’ll need to provide income information so your rebate can be worked out. Check the website for details of the documentation you need to supply or give the helpful customer services team a call on 03 543 8400.
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When Ute and Rolf Kleine came over the Takaka Hill looking for the perfect place to live, it was “love at first sight.” On day one they looked through an empty shop window and the seed was sown. Takaka Infusion soon became the first 100% vegetarian café in Takaka, serving distinctly European fare—unique cakes, sweets, freshly baked continental breads, soups, salads and quiches, coffee and many varieties of tea, and celebrating special holidays with creative themes. Now, after 11 years of hard work—90 hours a week in summer and up to 70 a week otherwise—and despite advertising the business to no avail, the doors will close. “We knew with the lease renewal coming up we had to make the decision; we didn’t want two more years,” says Rolf. “And with Covid-19, in a way it made everything uncertain, the whole world insecure, and we didn’t know about the recession, how big it would be. So that helped to make the decision.” “We still love this business,” adds Ute. “We’d rather have sold it and have the Takaka Infusion still exist, but that didn’t happen. It was bad timing.” The café reopened after lockdown then soon after
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advertised its closure, though they have been really busy. Ute and Rolf are now offering 30-50% off all retail goods in the café and are selling all furniture and fittings. Everything must go. Their main focus is to downgrade. Neither wants to be working so hard. After a well-deserved three-month holiday, mostly at home, they will move their small coffee shed to the former TLC front courtyard and continue serving tea and coffee, breads and pastry. Being smaller and possibly shorter term, they can then keep their options open. Takaka Infusion has been a true labour of love. Despite feeling sad, Ute says they also feel relieved. When they opened, they were overwhelmed by the friendliness of Golden Bay people. “It was very special,” says Ute. “And this has been like our baby. We wanted to run it in a special way; not only the food. It’s how you serve it that makes the difference. Local potter Tim Jessep made all our crockery especially.” Well wishes for the future are pouring forth. But their own thanks are for the support from the community. “Without all the friendliness and appreciation, I think we couldn’t have run a business like this. That gives you the energy to do it.”
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Librarians happy to be at Level 1: From left, manager Carolyn Roberts, Doris Symmons and Sarah Worlock are back to business in the library. Photo: Anita Peters. ANITA PETERS
Apart from missing close contact with family members outside their bubble, missing the library was the next big thing for many people during lockdown. Staff at the Takaka Memorial Library have been overwhelmed by stories from people affected by an absence of reading material. Some had taken the matter into their own hands by sharing personal books with others, leaving them in letterboxes or on doorsteps for collection. “But some people don’t like keeping books. I’m sure there were people reading their cereal packets at the table,” laughed assistant librarian Sarah Worlock. “Some people tackled daunting books they’d had forever. Some books really do require that concentration. Others reread their favourites. One guy had read the same book about eight times—knew it off by heart. He was a real regular and he just missed the library. We’ve got a handful who come every single day without fail; it’s as much a social thing.” The library site’s “kanopy” app has been popular, streaming
thousands of films for free and offering subscriptions with five free movie credits per week: documentaries, arthouse movies and foreign films, particularly appreciated by those speaking English as a second language. Librarian Doris Symmons said parents had told her their children already knew all their books at home by heart. “They’re so happy to be back,” she said. Library manager Carolyn Roberts agreed the feedback was “heartwarming.” During Level 2, it had still not been business as usual; there were no newspapers, public computers or use of the meeting space. “They were only small things and only affected a few people, but they were still important to have,” she explained. “In Level 1, everything we’ve put in place, like contact tracing, will go. We’ll have the app you can scan, the QR code. It will register that you are there at that time.” Takaka Memorial Library, open weekdays 9.30am-5pm, Saturday 9.30am-1pm.
Graham says “It's time to step back” ALISTAIR HUGHES
Graham Ball has farmed in Te Waikoropupū Valley since he left school, 55 years ago. And he’s never stinted in sharing his experience and knowledge on numerous working and advisory groups for the environmental benefit of Golden Bay. Arguably, Graham’s largest contribution has been his long service on the Federated Farmers Golden Bay Executive, a role he’s now ready to step down from. “I joined the executive in the late ‘90s or early 2000s,” says Graham. “And about 10 years of that was as president. I just feel that new people need to come in, so it’s time for me to step back, but I’ll still go to the meetings and be there if I’m needed.” Graham is confident that the federation has made a positive difference in supporting the farming community, and our region in general. “It’s a well-thought-of organisation these days and has a lot of respect within central and local government. We’ve had a good working relationship with them over the years, which is very important when you’re dealing with policy changes and the environment.” Another very significant contribution was his involvement with FLAG - the Takaka Freshwater and Land Advisory Group. This turned out to be more of a commitment than anyone realised at the time. “That was a mammoth task which took us four years,” recalls Graham. “We gathered a lot of information on water quality and quantity. It’s about reaching a consensus, so you have to make sure it’s going to work for farmers, and concerned members of the public as well.” He’s very happy that their findings are being used by the council in their Draft Annual Plan. “It will give some guidance. We don’t know how long it is going to be before the water conservation order is finally settled, so this provides some protection in the meantime.” Needless to say, Graham has seen a lot of changes in dairy farming, personally and industry-wide. On his own farm he’s added about 100 hectares over the years, clearing old gold tailings and converting pakihi terraces into pasture. Meanwhile, dairying has seen moves to EU-regulated stainless steel THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 12 JUNE 2020
Graham Ball believes Federated Farmers Golden Bay has made a positive difference by supporting the community. Photo: Supplied.
containers, and whole milk collection. “And today, we’ve got a lot of water quality and environmental issues, so we’ve rolled with the changes all the way through, you might say.” Graham no longer milks their herd of 360 cows, but still heads down to the farm every day. “There’s always work to be done: general road or laneway maintenance, ditching... I get a lot of enjoyment out of that. But it’s nice not to have to go to work immediately — a cup of tea in bed with the paper is a good start to the day.”
The Wharariki Ecosanctuary. Photo: Supplied. JO RICHARDS
The Trust responsible for re-establishing a natural coastal ecosystem from Wharariki to Farewell Spit has received a huge cash boost from Golden Bay’s Lonestar Farms. The money will fund the expansion of its already ambitious conservation plans. HealthPost Nature Trust administers the Wharariki Ecosanctuary and runs a number of conservation projects at the top of Golden Bay. Lonestar Farms is donating $100,000 to the Trust this year plus significant sums in following years. Apart from funding received from Trust founder HealthPost, this donation by Tom Sturgess and his wife Heather, owners of Lonestar Farms, is the Trust’s largest ever individual donation. Lonestar leases the farmland in the DOC’s Puponga Farm Park, which more than 100,000 visitors pass through every year to experience the Wharariki Ecosanctuary and Farm Park’s iconic Wharariki Beach and Farewell Spit. The Trust’s chair Peter Butler says, while this recent donation came out of the blue, Tom and Heather have supported the Trust since its inception. “Tom was willing to retire a few hectares of grazing land when we constructed a stainless steel predator-proof fence across Cape Farewell headland to create Wharariki Ecosanctuary. “We have ambitious plans for the sanctuary, and Tom and Heather’s generosity in matching HealthPost’s donations this year will really help us achieve them. We didn’t expect this level of support, and we are very thankful. Among other things it will certainly help with the reintroduction of fluttering shearwater and diving petrel to the mainland, an expensive project we intend to start this summer.” Tom believes that, given the farm’s location, it’s especially important that it helps to support conservation work. “We are fully supportive of HealthPost Nature Trust’s work, as they are of ours.” The Puponga Farm welcomes the public during lambing, unlike many other farms with public tracks. “We love giving the public a chance to see our farm animals, as well as see the many native species that live in the area. It is a unique experience, having farms and conservation co-exist so well together,” says Tom. Peter is delighted that Lonestar has committed to continued and significant support over the coming years – generosity that he says will help turn the Trust’s vision into reality. “With enough funding, we want to recreate an uninterrupted natural waterway from the foothills to the sea, a complete ecosystem for the native species already there, and the ones we plan to introduce. This is rare, but particularly so in the middle of a working farm.
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EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē 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, 8.30am2pm. Pizzas and curries Fridays, 4.30-7pm, takeaway only. Ph 524 8194. CURRY LEAF. Open 7 days, 12-8pm. Chef-made food, takeaway prices. Order online thecurryleaf.co.nz or ph 525 8481.
Mondays. Hoping to have fresh Bluff Oysters available Thursdays but there are limited numbers so pre-order to secure.
Proud Supporters of the Motupipi School UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere SUNDAY 14 JUNE COME AND MEET STEVE RICHARDS, the newly selected Green Party candidate for the West Coast electorate, at the Mussel Inn between 3pm and 5pm.
MONDAY 15 JUNE GB RSA AGM, 7.30pm at the Takaka Fire Station. New members welcome.
TUESDAY 16 JUNE MOTUPIPI INDOOR BOWLS will commence at 1pm in the Senior Citizens’ Hall. All interested parties welcomed along. Social and fun times.
WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10am12.30pm, Onekaka Hall.
THURSDAY 18 JUNE DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 10am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007.
LATER EVENTS SOLSTICE CELEBRATION, Sunday 21 June at 3pm with food and bonfire at the Sustainable Living Centre (Community Gardens).
LOCKDOWN IS OVER (if you want it) FREE CELEBRATION CONCERT
DE-LISH DELICATESSEN. Sumptuous, delicious food. Lunches, catering, coffee, chocolate, cheeses and epicure items. Open from 6.30am. Ph 525 7111.
David Ludlow and mystery guest musicians perform original songs and engage you in covers related to our present predicament.
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.
The Sandcastle, 32 Haile Lane, Pohara at 3pm this Sunday, June 14. Bring your own beach chair.
MAD CAFE & RESTAURANT, where only the best will do. For June kitchen is open for dine-in meals and takeaways Thursday to Sunday, 4-8pm and 11am-2pm Saturday and Sunday.
OLD SCHOOL CAFÉ, Pakawau. Open 4pm-late, Thursday, Friday. 11am-late, Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Ph 524 8457.
Programmes to listen out for
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.
Totally Wired – Simon Hamley presents an hour of fine music from a featured artist. Sunday evenings at 7:00, replaying the following Thursday morning at 1:00. Kindly supported by Burger Culture and The Vic Brewbar, Trafalgar St, Nelson.
THE MUSSEL INN. Open 7 days, 11am til late.
TOTALLY ROASTED, Pohara. Winter hours 9am-3pm, Thursday to Monday. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday. Friday night woodfired pizzas from 4-7pm.
WHOLEMEAL CAFÉ, open for dine-in meals and takeaways 7.30am-3pm, Monday to Friday and 8am-3pm Saturday and Sunday.
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 Wed 17 7.30 A Hidden Life (PG) USA, Germany, Drama Thu 18 1.30 Matinee: Births, Deaths and Marriages (M)(Fin) 7.30 Dark Waters (M) Drama, True Story Fri 19 4.30 A Hidden Life (PG) (Final) 7.30 The Invisible Man (R16) Horror, Science Fiction Sat 20 4.30 The Humourist (M) Drama, Czech/Latvia/Russia 7.30 All at Sea (M) Comedy, Drama Sun 21 4.30 NT Live: Fleabag (R16) $25/20 7.30 Dark Waters (M) Corporate chemical pollution Fri
Bookings phone 525 8453 Film information may be found at www.villagetheatre.org.nz
Ph 525 8686 for bookings and takeaways
STORE HOURS: Under Level 2 our shop hours will be 7am till 6pm weekdays and 8am till 6pm weekends.
DANGEROUS KITCHEN. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, TuesdaySaturday from 9am till 8pm. For bookings and takeaways ph 525 8686.
TOTOS CAFÉ & PIZZERIA: Open Sundays weather permitting, 10am-4pm, ph 039 707 934, Totaranui hill.
TONIGHT from 6-8pm
FRESH FISH: Fresh fish sales on Wednesday - pre-order by midday
SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea CAREGIVER wanted one morning per week with additional shifts when needed. Ph Patrick 525 8890.
Beautiful and eclectic range of covers and original songs
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.
Spiral Radio Join host Dean Campbell as he brings you Music, Reviews, Previews and Interviews from the Conscious Communities of Nelson, throughout New Zealand and Overseas. Spiral Radio Airs Friday night at 7.00 and replays the following Wednesday night at 10.00. Spiral Radio is kindly supported by Anahata Retreat https://www.anahata-retreat.org.nz/ HeatFlow Nelson www.heatflownelson.nz Flowgas www.flowgas.nz and Being Presence Generator Hub. Viva LatinoAmerica - Luz Zuniga and Jessica Diaz present an hour of Latin American Culture, Music, Current Affairs and Interviews in Spanish. Every second Thursday night at 7:00 and repeating following Monday morning at 1:00.
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LEARNING / Akonga / Huarahi ako/mahi
The Mussel Inn
SPORT / Hākinakina
MAD ART CLASS
Yay, Level 1 !
Making A Difference in your life by creating from your magic within
Thanks for all your support through Level 2 We really appreciate it
TAKAKA RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
An eight-week course commencing Thursday 18 June, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Coming up in June June….. Sat 20th Voice Collective –Pop-up fun choir for everyone Sing live music back to life! Donation entry The Mussel Inn great annual Beer Tasting
Pre-registration essential, $20 per person
TRU Junior Rugby season 25th July - 26th Sept 2020
Enquiries, bookings and program information email firstname.lastname@example.org or ph artist NgAngA 021 107 6312
Thurs 18th Quiz – all welcome, 7.30pm
2020 Junior Rugby Trainings have begun for all junior teams:
Limited to 10 to 12 students
U6/U8s - Wednesday at 5.30pm • U10s - Wednesday at 5.30pm • U11s - Thursday at 5.30pm • U12s - Thursday at 5.30pm • U15s - Tuesday at 5.30pm Any new players are more than welcome to come along too - spread the word!! •
CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAYS AGM NOTICES
SACRED Heart Catholic Church. An invitation to the celebration of Holy Mass, 4pm, Sundays, behind the historic COLLINGWOOD Memorial Library Inc AGM, Saturday 27 June, church building in the former Catholic Hall. A warm welcome 10am at the library, all welcome. to all. GOLDEN Kids AGM, Wednesday 17 June, 4.15pm at the Centre. ST Andrews Presbyterian Church. For enquires for upcoming Everyone welcome. worship services phone Rev Dr Don Fergus 027 434 6642 GB RSA AGM, 7.30pm, Monday 15 June at the Takaka Fire or Colin Langford 525 8089. Station. New members welcome. GOLDEN Bay Friends of the Grounds Inc AGM, Sunday 14 June, 3pm, Glenview Road. Txt 027 446 5638 for more information.
TRFC has implemented several Covid19 protocols which will be adapted as the situation evolves If you have any questions please ask your coach, or Junior Rugby Rep Mike Renyish 027 275 7029 or our President Anthony Tait 027 611 6295
"...that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9
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 email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you all at training!!
Pastor: Rodney Watson 027 511 4266, firstname.lastname@example.org Includes Kids program 93 Commercial St, Takaka. www.godunlimited.org
GOLDEN Bay Grey Power AGM will be held at Takaka Bowling Club on Wednesday 24 June at 7pm.
Kahurangi Christian Church
During Level 2 we are meeting each Sunday 10:30am in small groups in both Collingwood and Takaka areas. All welcome.
Thursday 25 June at 7.30pm
Abbeyfield House – 162 Commerical St - Lake Killarney Drive.
Warm welcome to residents’ families, friends of Abbeyfieldand anyone “interested” in learning what we provide and what is happening post Covid-19 Lockdown.
For more info contact Rowan Miller 021 106 8461 or Robin & Lauren Swafford 524 8498
Are you keen to give badminton a go?
We WELCOME all new players (and old)!
Diary this date NOW and join us for a cuppa in a warm cosy environ.
Facebook: Kahurangi Christian Church
Training and Racquets provided.
Enquiries: House 525 9589 ... Ann 525 9547
When: Thursdays 10am Where: Rec Park Centre More Info: Kerry 525 7007 or 027 525 7007
SPORT IS BACK!
Golden Bay RSA
7.30pm on Monday 15th June 2020 at the Takaka Fire Station
Tuesday: Northerlies, tending northeast. Drizzly showers becoming heavier later.
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SUN AND MOON
Enquiries phone: 03 525 9843
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AGM: Thursday 18th June, 6.30 @ Rec Centre
2 Commercial Street, Takaka ꟾ Ph 525 7305
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Monday: Northerlies. Cloudy with a few drizzly showers developing, especially about the ranges.
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TAKAKA FUELS & FISHING
Golden Bay weather forecast
Sunday: Northeasterlies developing. Some cloudy areas otherwise fine after an early frost.
Commencing early July
MOTUPIPI INDOOR BOWLS will recommence on Tuesday 16 June at the Senior Citizens' Hall at 1pm until approximately 3pm. We welcome new interested people along and our present members. Social time, instruction for new players, excercise and welcome cuppa at the end of the time. $3 and a raffle if you wish. For more info ph 525 9208 or 525 9491.
Carolyn Baigent, Secretary, Golden Bay RSA
Saturday: Southeasterlies, fresh near Farewell. Fine and cloudy intervals.
MENS & WOMEN’S COMPETITION
SPORT / Hākinakina
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.
Friday: Westerlies at first, changing southeast from mid afternoon. Rain at times, easing later.
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Ph: (03) 525 8800
‘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 email@example.com QUALITY HOME - GREAT GRAZING 35 Carlyle St, Clifton O/O $1.45m+GST (if any) Low maintenance Summerhill Stone home, Elevated on 12 hectares of good grazing, Great views, 3 bedrooms, 3 garage, Huge entertaining area, Also 38ha available next door! Call me to view.
Paul McConnon (Licensed Sales Consultant REAA 2008) 0275 042 872 or firstname.lastname@example.org JUST A FEW MINUTES FROM TOWN….. 136 Tangmere Rd, Rototai $1.3m+GST (if any) Known as ‘Bay Subtropicals’, 7 Hectare lifestyle property, Avocados, citrus & nut trees, 3 Bdrm house, Studio/sleepout, Large packhouse with accomm….. So much on offer! Call me to view. Ref: GB3760
James Mackay (Licensed Agent & Principal REAA 2008, B.Com) 027 359 0892 or email@example.com PRIME COMMERCIAL BUILDING IN CBD 29-31 Commercial St $1.6m+GST (if any) The ‘Take Note’ Building, as it is known, is for sale. Large retail space, Over 1000m2, 4 titles, Secure long term tenants, LIM, Reg. Valuation, building report & lease details are available by confidential agreement. Call me for details. Ref: GBC3758
Belinda J Barnes (Licensed Sales Agent REAA 2008) 021 236 2840 or firstname.lastname@example.org WEST COAST WILDERNESS! 1 Cowin Road, Anatori $2m Totally unique 192.63ha, 2 powered building sites, 2-bay shed, Beautiful, Rugged, West coast scenery! Viewing strictly by appt. to serious buyers only & weather dependant. Call me to view.
Sarah-Jane Brown (Licensed Sales Consultant REAA 2008) 0274 222 577 or email@example.com POSITIVELY GOLDEN BAY!! It was awesome to see the shops, cafes & holiday ’hot-spots’ around the Bay being well patronised by visitors & locals alike, over the last few weekends, along with new businesses in Takaka & Collingwood taking up the challenge post-lockdown, to bring further retail options to the Bay. Naumai, Haeremai, Welcome, to all the new arrivals during ‘Gypsy Day/Weekend’ who now call Golden Bay ‘Home’. No doubt you will settle into our lively community in no time!! It is very heartening to see the return of various sports codes to our community winter calendar. We don’t want to ’drop the ball’ on our Covid19 success, so Be Safe, Keep Well & Enjoy!
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