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Friday 26 June 2020

Conservation work resumes

Weed free: Gorse control work at Gouland Downs was fortunately completed long before lock down. Photo: Angus McKenzie, Southern Wilderness. ALISTAIR HUGHES

The full effects of the nation’s recent Covid-19 lockdown will probably be felt well into the future. One aspect concerning conservationists is the management of predators and invasive plants. For two-and-a-half months Department of Conservation (DOC) workers were forced to abandon their stringent pest control programmes and stay away. So, did the mice, rats and weeds play? Dave Winterburn, Takaka District operations manager for the Department of Conservation, has some heartening news. “Even though we couldn’t be out there, our predator traps were still operating and not dependent on people,” he explained. “Checking and re-baiting of many of them is done monthly, so it was a case of just pushing that out by few weeks. The A24 rat control traps are checked every three and six months, so they were unaffected. The lockdown wasn’t really an issue for the trapping programme.” Timing is everything, and this turned out to be another factor in DOC’s favour during the nationwide pandemic measures.

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to food, as they do every year. And because we were locked down, we were around home more to see them.” On a more positive note, an increase in bird sightings during this period could be due to them moving into towns as traffic diminished. “We were not behaving as we normally do, so as we change our routes and patterns, birds in response change theirs. Or we might have just been seeing more birds because we needed something to occupy us.” James has been especially concerned about predators finding their way to some of the islands in the Abel Tasman National Park, and affecting the native bird life there. “DOC keeps eradicating mice from the islands, but they somehow keep getting back there. So what we do with DOC are studies which have linked the genetics back to the mainland, and what we’re finding is that the mice are really good at hitchhiking on people’s boats.” Unexpectedly, the weeks of national quarantine have actually improved this frustrating situation. Continued on page 3


Leaders from across the Nelson Tasman region have launched a $2.8 million action plan to tackle the immediate economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The Nelson Tasman Economic Response & Regeneration Action Plan was released last week by Project Kōkiri – a collaborative initiative involving Tasman District Council, Nelson City Council, Nelson Regional Development Agency (NRDA), Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce (NTCC), iwi and Government agencies, including the Ministry of Social Development, Ministry for Primary Industries and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Coordination of the plan’s implementation will be led by the NRDA and NTCC. The 51-page document details the economic strategy and priorities for the region over the next 12 months, with the stated aim of the project being “…to initiate a response and regeneration that will stimulate the economy, protect and create new jobs and accelerate investment into the region. We will do this by leveraging our advantages around the primary sector, strong liveability proposition and tourism”. In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, economic forecasts predict that the Nelson Tasman economy could contract by $280m (7.9%) over the year to March 2021, with the transport, retail and hospitality industries taking the biggest hit - mainly as a result of the region’s decline in tourism. Almost 1 in 10 jobs (5,300) are expected to be lost, mainly in low-skilled categories, and the local unemployment rate is forecast to rise to 8.6%. In late April, Project Kōkiri submitted a request for $155.4m to the Government’s Crown Infrastructure Fund to finance 14 priority “shovel-ready” projects that would directly employ 2434 people. For its part, TDC is looking to spend $63.7m on capital projects in 2020/2021, compared to the $45.8m in its Long Term Plan 2018-2028. The significant changes for Golden Bay relate to funding the Port Tarakohe upgrade, and potentially fasttracking improvements to the Pohara stormwater network. Over the next three months, Project Kōkiri will assess and prioritise around 100 other project submissions, but also intends to develop a limited number of large projects, as well as exploring ways of attracting hi-tech companies to the region. Collaboration is the key ingredient in the plan, said Tasman Mayor Tim King... Continued on page 3


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“If this had happened to us in November, or December, it would probably have had a worse effect,” admitted Dave. “But we were coming towards the end of our busy period for predator control.” Dr James Russell, conservation biologist at the University of Auckland, confirmed the relatively fortunate timing of the lockdown for predator control. “The good news was that it happened in autumn, which is when the food starts to dwindle, it’s getting a bit colder and the pests are starting to starve,” he says. “Although we had a bit of a prolonged summer, they were starting to die off anyway, through what I call ‘nature’s own pest control.’” With the temperature dropping and food sources diminishing, the behaviour of rodent pests alters every year around this time. This has led to some erroneous reports of increasing pest numbers, but James suggests this is more a case of “observer bias”. “If people were seeing more rats during lockdown, the correct reason is probably because it occurred in autumn, and rats were coming into our houses for warmth and access

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Tasman District Council has offered to return more than $27,000 of unspent Government funding it received to finance a variety of freedom camping projects. In order to help mitigate the impacts of freedom camping activity, TDC was allocated $169,080 to be spent during the 2019-20 financial year on facilities such as toilets and bins, and strengthening enforcement and compliance measures. However TDC’s total project expenditure during the period came to just over $141,000 with the surplus likely to be heading back to the Government’s coffers. Despite the underspend, one thing is clear; managing freedom camping requires significant resources, whether funded by ratepayers or from general taxation. Council views the expenditure as a success, pointing to figures showing a reduction in the number of complaints received in a year-on-year comparison, as well as fewer infringements issued despite an increase in the number of patrols. The early and sudden closure of freedom camping sites at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic contributed to the Summary of expenditure 2019/2020 on freedom camping projects. lower than expected spend, as a result of the suspension of enforcement activity and the removal of temporary toilets Golden Bay are now being occupied by overnight visitors once and bins. again after rocks placed by council to prevent access during With the shift to Alert Level 1, both freedom camping sites in lockdown were removed last week.



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Libraries plan “large crazy quilt” ANITA PETERS

Those across the Top of the South with nimble fingers are invited to participate in a unique inter-library project. Pania Walton, the event manager for TDC Libraries, was inspired to co-ordinate the creation of a “large crazy quilt” to commemorate the united community response to the Covid crisis. She is inviting people of all ages and abilities, whether they sew or not, to embroider or stitch one small quilted piece with a word or image that held significance for them during Level 4 of lockdown. The individual pieces will then be sewn together to create one large quilted artwork, to demonstrate “the communal effort achieved by the separate efforts of many individuals.” The deadline for collection at the Takaka Memorial Library is Monday 14 September, after which time the pieces will be forwarded to the Richmond Branch for assemblage. Forms available at the library will be used to fill in contact details plus a brief written explanation about the significance of the word or image each “quilt artist” has chosen for their piece. The artists will then be informed about when and where the finished quilt will be exhibited at various Tasman library venues, beginning with the Gallery Wall at the Richmond Library in March 2021, to coincide with the one year anniversary of Level 4 Lockdown. Stitching bees will be advertised for those keen to work as a group at the library. The exhibition itself will be accompanied by posters and media releases, Facebook and It’s On posts to make sure

NEWS IN BRIEF Economic Action Plan Continued from page 1 “… We will not succeed without a combined effort from the community, central and local government and the private sector”. While recognising that an urgent response is required, NRDA chair Meg Matthews stressed the importance of achieving a truly sustainable recovery. “We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come together as a region to rebuild and regenerate our economy in new, innovative and sustainable ways that will serve us well into the future. It is our responsibility to get this right for future generations.” To access a copy of the Action Plan, go to: www. projectkokiri.nz

The quilt project will commemorate the incredible community response to the Covid crisis. Photo: Supplied.

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everybody gets the chance to experience the work. Each quilt piece must be A5 or A4 in size, including within that size a 3cm margin on all edges for joining to other pieces. For more information, or if you would like to act as a coordinator for the Takaka stitching bee, please contact Carolyn at Takaka Memorial Library, at 03 525 0059. www.tasmanlibraries.govt.nz

Conservation work resumes Continued from page 1 “During lockdown people wouldn’t have been taking their kayaks or boats out around the coast, so hopefully that reduced some of the ‘hitchhiking’ and provided some protection against the islands being re-invaded while DOC was unable to check them.” Despite the enforced hiatus in monitoring, James remains enthusiastic about the important work being done here. “What we’re really interested in is the bigger picture of our species populations, so we go out there and do enough to make sure that the rats are losing and the birds are winning. And I don’t think lockdown interfered with that long-term plan. There are really exciting conservation efforts going on in the Golden Bay area and the wider Abel Tasman area. It’s just really great to build those.” Control of invasive plants is another aspect of DOC’s work that had to be placed on temporary hold. But once again, Dave Winterburn feels that the negative effects of lockdown were minimal. “A lot of our weed work is done in those summer months, so we were coming to the end of our weed season, anyway. For example, the team do gorse work at Gouland Downs in November, so obviously that had been completed.” But Dave admitted that weed work involving outside


contractors is one of their main concerns, as Government funding means that projects originally scheduled over a three-month period now have to be completed in one. The end of the financial year is a deadline that cannot be moved, and contractors will have their own backed-up work to deal with. “We also have track work out at Wainui Falls which should have been done in March/April - and now we’re trying to do it in June. But we’ve brought in a couple of casual staff to help bridge that gap,” said Dave. DOC has always worked closely with Project Janszoon, while other conservation groups like the Friends of Golden Bay mostly work independently. But currently, no outside assistance has been required, and Dave is positive about the challenges ahead. “The vegetation has probably got away on us, and the grass will take twice as long to mow. But it’s mostly good—people stayed away from those sites. So human impacts were pretty low, and I think we’ll be fine actually, as long as the weather stays good.” Like many of our protected native species, it appears that Golden Bay’s conservation projects also have an encouraging amount of adaptability and resilience.

Have you heard of us? We used to be a Probus Club, now we are a Friendship Club, and friendship is what we are all about. We have meetings once a month, with a short-time speaker, 10 minutes, and a main speaker, usually about 45 minutes. Our speakers are varied, sometimes locals and sometimes from “over the hill” with very varied subject matter. There’s a 30-minute cuppa and catch-up time; we never seem short of conversation, a really friendly time. We also arrange various trips. Last year, a day over the hill to visit the Nelson Pine Industries Ltd and Pic’s Peanut Butter World and a second trip to visit the Ngarua caves (pictured above). To all members, about 100 of you, yes we are still going strong and will have our first post-lockdown meeting on Friday 3 July at the usual place - the Senior Citizens’ Hall from 10am to 12 noon. We welcome new members so if you think you may be interested in joining us please phone Carol 027 633 1225, David 525 9691 or Marie 525 9135 to obtain a nomination form.


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I’ve been thinking of the positive things I’ve learnt at school. The first was what was then Standard One and Two at cooking. We cooked brains, sweet breads and tripe, then at the end of the lessons we ate our efforts. I enjoyed all the samples. I still treasure the recipe books. The second was in secondary school. The teacher, Miss Fraser, now Mrs Curnow, taught clothing. She got us to cut identical squares of different materials to test their burning qualities. I remember the ferocity with which the nylon burned. I treasure also my clothing exercise book with samples ensconced in cellophane packets. Jenny Haldane

Timely talk about vaccines

What a timely idea of Sarah (GBW letters, 12/6) to talk about vaccines especially as she has stated, “The immunisation rate in Golden Bay for immunisation of five year olds is 44%.” There are no mandatory vaccine programmes in New Zealand, however the New Zealand Government funds immunisations for eligible people that prevent disease, damage and decimation that have been caused from vaccinepreventable illnesses in the past, and more recently, for example, with the measles outbreak in Samoa. The World Health Organisation and the New Zealand Government work towards a 95% vaccine coverage for twoyear-olds. High immunisation coverage not only means more individuals are protected but it is vital to achieve herd immunity. This means it reduces the spread of vaccine Warming hearts over winter During all those weeks of required separation from our preventable diseases to those who can not be vaccinated for community, some of us were fortunate enough to be with medical reasons, for example children with leukaemia. The safety and management of vaccines is paramount to a loved ones. Many of us were not. In either case, I sense there is a built-up hankering for sharing and connection with our large body of scientific and medical organisations worldwide. For those parents with children due for vaccines who wish to wider community members. Enjoying all the open smiling faces at the “Lockdown is over (if you want it)” free concert know more about the safety of vaccines visit the Immunisation at the Sandcastle on 14 June, Steve du Feu kindly offered his Advisory Centre New Zealand on immune.org.nz or phone 0800 auditorium to regularly bring us closer and warm our hearts 466 863 for sound scientific advice and relevant information. The four to five year vaccinations provide vital cover over the winter. against measles, tetanus and whooping cough. These are all So from this Sunday, 28 June, there will be a “Free Up Play” event, bi-weekly at the Sandcastle from 3-5pm. See ad on page preventable illnesses that this age group can be exposed to. Take the opportunity to keep your child and yourself safe, 15 of this issue.. There will be performances and an open mic to hold immunise. Kate O’Byrne the space for our courage go grow, allowing the sharing of I have heard from a reliable source that TDC is planning on installing surveillance cameras in Takaka. It is my suspicion that this will be done without any public input (much like the installation of 5G antennae). As a faithful reader of The GB Weekly police reports, I don’t recall that we were having a crime wave warranting the need to involuntarily join the surveillance state. No doubt AI facial recognition would become a part of the picture. If true then this is another valid reason for gaining independent governance in Golden Bay. Can we hear from our councillors? Bruce Dooley

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The proposed changes and bylaw can be viewed at Council’s Richmond, Takaka and Motueka offices and libraries or online at tasman.govt.nz/link/trmp-pc under Proposed Plan Change 71 or 72. Submission forms are also available.

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Council is looking at changing the rules for moorings and coastal structures in our District. We need your input to ensure the proposed rules are appropriate for our environment and for users of our coastal areas, including boaties using moorings. We are also proposing a bylaw to implement the new rules and to provide control over new mooring areas. We’d value your input on the draft bylaw too.

Previously delayed during the COVID-19 response, the Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund applications are now invited until 10 July. The Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund offers help with travel costs for rural sports clubs and rural school teams. The fund is to help young people aged from 5 to 19 to participate in local sports competitions. Sport NZ fully funds the Rural Travel Fund, which Council administers locally on their behalf. The next funding round closes on 10 July 2020. Head to tasman. govt.nz/link/grants for more information and how to apply.

Council is proposing to provide for moorings within 11 mooring areas as permitted activities in the Tasman Resource Management Plan, subject to the mooring owner holding a mooring licence issued under this bylaw by the Harbourmaster. The moorings licence will have conditions regarding the location, safety and management of the mooring. This draft bylaw also includes provisions to enable the Harbourmaster to allocate space, issue, vary and review the conditions, re-issue and revoke licences and provide a waitlist for moorings within the mooring Areas.

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Creative Communities funding applications open until 10 July Tasman District Council’s Creative Communities Scheme has funding available to help groups and individuals running arts projects in our area. Funded by Creative New Zealand, the Creative Communities Scheme is designed to support opportunities for communities to participate in the arts, of any kind. There is a focus on art projects that have a broad community involvement, involve young people, or support the diverse arts and cultural traditions of local communities. If you think that fits with your project, we’d love to hear from you. Visit tasman.govt.nz/link/creative-communities for more information and to complete an application form.

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Clean plastic containers, lids off (No’s 1, 2, 5)


Plastics 3, 4, 6 and 7, liquids, rubbish, polystyrene, plastic bags, garden waste, food waste, disposable nappies, hot ashes, oven ware, electrical goods, engine oil bottles, automotive parts, paint and chemicals, bubble wrap, ceramics, crockery and porcelain, lids, toothpaste tubes.


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SOL’S JULY JOBS Vegetable care Liquid-fertilise leafy greens like broccoli with diluted urine or manure brews to keep them growing. Complete planting of garlic, onions and shallots. Keep weed-free by mulching with seagrass or pea straw. Harvest Jerusalem artichokes and yacon. Replant corms for more. Put up a trellis or fence for climbing peas. Prepare early potato beds with plenty of compost and carbon-rich mulch. Put out early seed potatoes in the light to form strong shoots. Plant perennials like asparagus, globe artichokes and horseradish. Tidy up weeds and edges to disturb and remove hibernating slugs and snails. Hothouse: Plant more salads. Clean for good light. Prepare or purchase seed raising mix for spring. For transplanting: All seeds 3 and 20 July. Spring Onions and leafy greens (spinach, lettuce, endive, Japanese greens, Chinese cabbage, spring cabbages) (also 2, 23-24, 30 July). Onions (red and brown) (also 25-27 July). Flowers, eg pansy (also 1, 28 July). Sow direct: All seeds 3 and 20 July. Mesclun salad (cloche) and spring onions (also 2, 23-24, 30 July). Peas and broad beans (also 5, 23-24 July). Flowers eg stocks (also 1, 28 July). Plant: Best 6-19 July. Onions, garlic, shallots, salad greens, spinach, and cabbages. Herb care Transplant rooted cuttings like lavender. Trim, weed and mulch to keep healthy. Repot container herbs. Fruit care Harvest cherry guavas, citrus, tamarillos, pepinos and kiwifruit. Feed orchard (if you didn’t in autumn) with woody compost, minerals and manure, especially feijoas and peaches/ nectarines. Prepare strawberry beds and plant runners to replace old plants. Mulch with leaves, pine needles or woody compost. Spray all fruits with diluted seaweed. Spray copper oxychloride or lime sulphur (but not both together) on disease susceptible fruits. Spray citrus with neem oil vs sap suckers to deter sooty mould. Protect young subtropicals with frost/wind cloth. Divide and transplant rhubarb with manure. Plant herbaceous perennials like multiplying leeks and perennial flowers like everlasting daisy into the orchard to add diversity. General garden care Prune ornamentals after flowering, eg roses. Take semi and hardwood cuttings, eg hebe. Use coarse sand and keep moist. Divide and plant herbaceous perennials, eg hostas. Plant perennials, shrubs and trees. Lime existing lawns.

DOWN TO EARTH: July preparation time SOL MORGAN

Of all months, July is the really the most chilled, although there is always something to do in the garden and this month is no exception. The super-motivated type will have garlic, broad beans and peas in, fruit trees and shrubs pruned, everything mulched well and their garden project completed. July is a great time to get prepared for the coming season and all that it entails. Check through the seed stocks Not so important if you buy seedlings, but there are several crops that are direct-sown, like carrot, beetroot, parsnip, beans, peas (and when it warms up, pumpkin and cucumber). Peruse those seed catalogues like Kings or Egmont Seeds, or for organic growers, Koanga and Eco Seeds. The garden shop and Rural Service Centre have seed in stock too. I will be hosting a local seed swap at the Sustainable Living Centre (Community Gardens) Sunday 19 July at 1pm for a few hours. If you haven’t got any to swap but are interested in seed saving and getting local seed, then do come. Decide what food you want to grow this year Prepare your vegetable garden plan. Clarify what you want to put where, and the size of the bed determines the amount of plants/seed you can fit in it. Consider crop rotation to minimise the risk of soil diseases affecting crops. By following a sowing/ planting guide you can figure out what beds need to be prepared first and so create a plan of action. Some crops require support like poles or stringlines. These can be organised now. Other heat-loving plants will benefit from weed mat so decide how much and purchase what you need soon. If you haven’t got all your garden beds prepared then there is still time. This may involve getting horse manure form the neighbour or rotted silage from the farmer down the road. I know irrigation isn’t needed anytime soon but it doesn’t hurt to check out the soaker hoses or the sprinkler to make sure all is well. Also contemplate what other fruits you want and research where to get them. Prepare the ground and suss the right spacing. Maintenance When the weather is inclement and you’ve done enough tea drinking, then take a look at the tools and give them a going over. Handles can be oiled with Harlem oil. Even olive or sunflower oil will do. If the handles are broken find a suitable


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Takaka’s Village Market will reopen on Saturday 4 July, having had to remain closed during lockdown levels four, three and two. The logistics of contact tracing were insurmountable, given the number of entrances and exits people use to access the site. Market convener Grant Knowles has had many people approach him asking when the market will be up and running. As many of the stallholders have missed out on the last seven weeks of trading at summer’s end due to lockdown, he proposed a weekly market. He canvassed all regular stallholders and the feedback indicated the preference for a monthly market during the next three months. Many stallholders simply do not have the stock to open weekly at this time of year. Grant expressed regret that he can’t accommodate public demand for more markets. “I think if you’re going to have a market, you want an eventful market not a watered-down version.” As 4 July is the first Saturday of the school holidays, Grant plans to open with “more of an ‘oomph!’ than usual – we’ll have a party!” Well-known performers Ron and Lindy Valente will each play a set – and storyteller Roger Saunders will entertain under the trees in the adjoining playground. Local food growers and artisans will be there selling organic vegetables, eggs, meat, bread and cheeses. There are always second-hand treasures, plants, clothing, soaps, jewellery, hot food, sweet treats and all manner of gifts and goodies to be found. Grant said that he was excited to be reopening. “I am really grateful to the stallholders, as there wouldn’t be a market without them. Also to everyone who comes out on Saturday mornings to enjoy a bite to eat and a coffee as they stroll around enjoying the market’s ambience.” Open from 9am to 1pm, the Village Market will operate rain or shine, and will be cancelled only if it is too windy.

NZTA funds road safety improvement trial around high school JO RICHARDS

Golden Bay’s roads may soon be safer thanks to an initiative by NZ Transport Agency. Under the organisation’s Innovating Streets for People pilot fund, a trial will be carried out to address safety issues around Golden Bay High School including improving walking connections to Takaka township, increasing cycle storage, traffic calming around the school and improving mobility impaired access. NZTA created the fund to help councils create more people-friendly spaces in towns and cities. It provides councils with a 90 per cent funding assistance rate as well as capability building support for successful applicants. An applications needs to satisfy three basic criteria: It must be a strategic fit with the fund’s objectives and council plans; it must be deliverable; and it must represent value for money. The GBHS trial funding of $105,000 was approved following an application made during the initial round which opened on 3 April, and closed on 8 May. The second round opened on 8 June and closes on 3 July. Successful applications for round two are due to be announced by the end of July. For further information, go to: www.nzta.govt.nz/



Golden Bay netballers bounce back into action

Shooting star: CAS’s Maia Bain takes aim while team-mate Libby Strange looks on.


Looking for options: GBHS Green’s Sofia Williams holds the ball in the match against CAS. Photos: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

It should have started weeks ago, but due to you know what, the netball season was on hold – until last Saturday. During the morning, three junior teams from Collingwood Area School (CAS) and Golden Bay High School (GBHS) competed at the Rec Park in a mini-tournament, each team playing the other in a series of three matches. Technically the sides – one from CAS and two from GBHS – compete in C grade – while their primary school counterparts are categorised as D grade. However, the prolonged disruption to the season means there is no D grade competition this year. There was nearly no competition for the C-graders either until Clarissa Bruning devised the mini-tournament which runs over two consecutive weekends. In Saturday’s opening fixture, GBHS White triumphed over CAS with the final score reading 16-9 after the regulation four eight-minute quarters. A few minutes later, CAS were straight back onto the court looking to pick up points against GBHS Green, but eventually went down 21-3. And in the third and final game, a closely fought face-off between the two GBHS sides, the Whites just edged the Greens by 16-15.

Throughout the morning, the energy and commitment of the players never seemed to fade – everyone on court and off appeared to be happy to be back to the sport they love. “It’s just nice to be playing,” said Clarissa. At the same time as the juniors were throwing the ball around outside, the school’s senior teams were doing battle on the court inside the NBS stadium. The match between CAS A and GBHS B (one of three senior GBHS teams), which ended 42-14 in favour of Collingwood, was the first fixture in the revamped Nelson Competition, which now extends until mid-September. GBHS Netball co-ordinator Cherie Chamberlain was pleased to have the opportunity to see the younger players in action. “It was great being able to watch the juniors playing this year as I’m always in Nelson with my Senior B team, but luckily we got to play here and support our juniors.” She was full of praise for the GBHS coaches. “I would like to thank Emma Harwood and Keri Brownlie for coaching our two teams of year 7s and 8s who played really well; however it is a shame for the organiser Clarissa Bruning and the girls that it is only for a couple of Saturdays, but you could tell the girls were loving being out there playing and having the support of parents, whānau and older girls watching.” The mini-tournament concludes tomorrow morning at the Rec Park.

GOLF Saturday 20 June. Stroke Play R2. R Miller 67, N Moore 70, R Dyce 70 nett. Closest to pin: 3/12 B Win, 4/13 and 9/18 L Trent, 8/17 R Ancell. Twos: J Garner, G Little, R Dyce, L Trent, A Gourrdie, N Moore, R Miller (2). Two 7/16: N Moore. Happy wanderer: J Thomason. Best gross: N Moore 73. BRIDGE 19 June. Friday Individual. Tim Packard/Suzan Van Wijngaarden 69.64%, Jean Beatson/Joy Warren 55.95%, John Massey/Deidre Perreau 51.19%. H/cap: Tim Packard/Suzan Van Wijngaarden 72.09%, John Massey/Deidre Perreau 63.89%, Jenny Cooper/Dianne McDonald 61.24%. HOCKEY Friday night turf fight. Knights of Neep vs Outcasts 4-2. Adventure race vs Motupipi 3-0. Kye Wright: Lady of both matches. Saturday morning opened with junior hockey roaring out of the blocks. In the end the Noodles pipped the Feijoa Bananas at their post. Caleb Scott opened up the scoreboard with a cracker. Miro Weiss was named man of the match. The adults made sweet numbers. Full teams and one goalie. Most players keeping it classy Sandiego. I forget what the score was, but the yellow team won well. Hard fought. Man of the match: Ricky Ward, for being consistent, and for refurbishing our goals on your day off.


Now that the Pohara - Takaka Cycleway is being well used, it is a timely moment to remind ourselves of the etiquette for using cycleways/walkways. Bells are very useful for letting people know you are coming up behind them!


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Paige Baigent (GK) and Maren Haldane (GS) scramble to collect the loose ball.

CAS’s Lily Challis releases the ball to a team-mate.

GB FOOTBALL HOME FIXTURES SATURDAY 27 JUNE 10.30am Golden Bay 10th Grade 1 vs FC Nelson Rockstars 10.30am Takaka Takahe vs Nelson Suburbs FC Falcons 11.15am Golden Bay 10th Grade 2 vs FC Nelson Rowdies 1.00pm

Golden Bay AFC 2nd Div vs Nelson College 2nd XI


Golden Bay Falcons (women) vs Mapua Cougars


Golden Bay AFC 3rd Div vs FC Nelson Loco Reserves

All matches played at Takaka Rec Ground THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 26 JUNE 2020


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PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui TOY Library reopens Tuesday 30 June, 2pm.

AL-ANON: ARE YOU AFFECTED BY SOMEONE ELSE’S DRINKING? Weekly meetings, 1.30pm Monday at the Catholic Hall. All welcome. Ph 0508 425 2666.

GOLDEN Bay Grandstand Restoration Society - Special General Meeting to be held on Thursday 2 July in the Senior Citizens’ Hall, starting at 7pm. This meeting is being held to conclude the society’s business and wind up the society now that TDC has committed to the restoration of the grandstand. Further information can be obtained from the secretary, dianedacre@ yahoo.co.nz LANDOWNERS of Upper Takaka are fed up with illegal hunting on their properties. Decent hunters always ask for permission and gracefully accept “no” if it doesn’t suit. Others don’t ask and hunt without permission. Poachers are inconsiderate, create dangers to legal hunters, don’t respect local householders, and think nothing of trespassing on private property. To these people, get out and stay out, you aren’t welcome on our land. People watch your movements and the risks aren’t worth it. Langford Farms and Harwood Farms.

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AGM NOTICES GOLDEN Bay Patchwork and Quilters Guild AGM, Thursday 2 July, 10.30am, Senior Citizens’ Hall. All welcome. GOLDEN Bay Community Centre committee AGM, in the hall, Tuesday 30 June at 1.30pm. GOLDEN Bay Animal Welfare Society wish to advise that our AGM will be held Tueday 14 July from 12 noon to 1pm in the Anglican Hall, behind the church on Commercial St. Existing and new members warmly welcomed.



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RECENT AGM / Hui ā tau - Nō nā tata nei ORGANISATIONS may have their committee members’ names printed in this column for free only if emailed to admin@ gbweekly.co.nz EAST Takaka Hall and Domain. Chairperson: J Ward; vicechairperson, B Horton; secretary, N Farr; treasurer, L Horton. Committee: N Ward, S Flanders, R Williams, L Hartill. GOLDEN Bay RSA. President: Noel Baigent; vice-president, Kevin Greenem; secretary, Cherie Prystie; treasurer, Marina Adams; support (welfare) officer, Carolyn Baigent; Collingwood rep, Paddy Gillooly. Committee: Teri Goodall, Don McIntyre, Philip Woolf, Allen Reid. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 26 JUNE 2020


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

CHIMNEY cleaning, handyman, Dennis Sage ph 027 873 0726. CHIMNEY sweep. Puponga-Takaka Hill. Free quote or query. Ph Steve 021 0810 1146. COMPUTER and smartphone sales, repairs and solutions. Supporting all Windows and Apple products. Conveniently located at 65 Commercial Street or available by appointment on 027 831 4156.


HEAT pump installation, sales and servicing. Ph Dave McKay 027 404 4740, 525 8538. LAWNMOWING. Pakawau, Bainham, Takaka to Wainui. Ph N Shaw 525 7597, 027 212 4020. niallshaw_6@hotmail.com


ORANGE Rentals have rental cars, trailers and a furniture trailer ACUPUNCTURE: Lynne Cooper providing private and ACC available for hire. Ph 027 337 7147. injury treatments. 54 Commercial Street. lynnecooper@y7mail. PAINTING and interior, exterior plastering. Licensed qualified com, ph/txt 027 221 0045. local tradesman. Ph CM Coatings 027 222 0507.

ANEL BAKER Physiotherapy at 22 Meihana Street, Takaka. Ph/txt for an appointment 021 053 4337.

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

AROHA Health Spa. Massage, advanced clinical massage, PENINSULA Plasterers for all your interior plastering needs. myofascial release, hot stone and relaxation, infrared sauna, spa No job too small. Quality assured. 20+ years’ experience. For a bath, facials, holistic health and more. Open Thursday-Sunday free quote ph Craig 027 472 4376. from 9.30am, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. Ph 525 8870. PORTABLE SAW MILLING. CAROLYN Simon, Craniosacral therapist, naturopath, High yield, low waste, bandsaw milling. Great for medical herbalist. For appointments or flower essences text dimensional timber or flitches. Suitable for any log size on 027 483 5865, ph 525 8544. any site. Ph Tim 524 8997, 027 714 4232. CERTIFIED massage therapist: Therapeutic, relaxation, deep

SEPTIC TANKS EMPTIED. Ph Chris 027 444 5334 or John 027 647 4913. SEWING SERVICE, NEEDLES, THREADS, WOOL, BEADS. Stitch ‘n Sew ph 525 8177.

tissue and sports. Ph or txt Samantha Specht 022 044 3323.

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.

Healing with Grace

ERICA van Sint Annaland Physiotherapy, Golden Bay STORAGE /container hire. Your place (anywhere) or mine Community Health. ACC and private visits. Ph 027 776 6111. (Takaka). Ph Cheryl at Orange Mechanical Ltd 525 9991. MASSAGE AND REIKI. Emma Sutherland (Ameliorate). TAKAKA Self Storage, Commercial Street. Units and containers. First one-hour treatment - $35 for GB locals. Secure yard with cameras. Ph 525 6181. www.ameliorate.nz. Ph 027 487 2639. TREE removal, confined area felling, chipping, chipper hire. Fully insured. Ph 525 7597, 027 212 4020. MASSAGE: $50/hour! Ph Thomas 022 160 9101. WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726. MASSAGE and trigger point therapy for chronic muscular pain, dysfunction, sports performance. Specialising in unresolved muscular pain. 20 years’ experience. Ph Paul 027 772 7334, 54 Commercial Street. REFLEXOLOGY - relax - recuperate - rejuvenate - refresh. Grace S hields 021346642 5258106 Integrated Reflexology treatments with♥Ariane Wyler. For BTSM, RMT MNZ Gift Vouchers Available bookings please txt/ph 021 0260 7607 or email happyfeetflex@ gmail.com

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

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

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

YOUTH and adult counselling. Ph 027 416 6815, email selena@ gbwct.org.nz

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


FREEVIEW satellite TV. Ph 027 246 2432. GARDEN advice, design and development, soil testing, fruit pruning, orchard work. Sol Morgan, GroWise Consultancy, ph 027 514 9112.

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GARDENING services: Fruit-tree pruning, weeding, lawnmowing, weed-trimming, general garden tidy up. Ph Carlos 027 751 9730.

021 346642 ♥ 525 8106

GB CHIMNEY SWEEPING, SPIDER AND FLY SPRAYING Ph 524 8795 or 027 434 5405 GOLDEN BAY DIGGER HIRE 1.7 tonne. Ph 027 713 0684. GOLDEN Bay Storage, Takaka. Dry, safe, secure, alarmed, insurance approved. Furniture trailer available. Ph Rob and Marg 525 9698, 027 222 5499, goldenbaystorage@gmail.com

Green Grass Accounting - Chartered Accountant. MYOB Partner and Xero Certified. Local accountant providing business and personal accounting services. Ph Robert 029 775 6459 or email robert@greengrassaccounting.co.nz. GREENREAPER. Property maintenance, landscape and garden designs. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. References available. 12

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

23 Motupipi Street, Takaka For appointments please phone

0800 GLASGOW (0800 452 746) Main office: 43 Halifax St, Nelson THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 26 JUNE 2020




TWO old wooden windows. A - 1.945m wide x 1.450 high. B - .660m wide x 1.050m high. Ph 027 230 3073.


FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko


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


Grant Watson

Manipulative Physiotherapist Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

Mondays, and Thursday mornings

Ph: 027 370 6472 Email: wattie18@outlook.com


ACC Registered


22 Meihana Street, Takaka www.takakachiropractic.com

027 732 4476

DRY, shed-stored manuka. Ph 021 0220 7728. SPLASHBACKS and shower glass. Custom made by Golden Bay Glass, 96 Commercial St. Ph 525 7274.

FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348. NATIVE plant nursery (TLC), native trees and grasses available. Ph 525 6183. FIREWOOD SECONDS. Load your own, from $40 per average-sized trailer load. SECONDHAND GOODS MUST GO. This Saturday, 8am-12pm, Bay Firewood, 315 Takaka-Collingwood Highway. Ph 027 769 6348.

CRAFT BOOKS Knitting, Jewellery, Crochet, Embroidery and more

SLASH your electricity bill. Install a grid-connect PV system. Professional design and install. Ph Paul Stocker, Azimuth Renewables, 525 6019.

*50% off the lesser value item

BUILDING or renovating? AES Wastewater Treatment system: No power, 20-year warranty, supplying NZ from Golden Bay. www.et.nz, ph 525 9020.

FABRIC at discounted prices, various lengths and widths, call in and view our sales stand fabrics with quality fabrics from $25/metre. Start transforming your space today with floor -to-ceiling lined curtains along with a quality track. Call into Imagine designs, next to GB Glass.


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Inga Schmidt

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021 180 7789

Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St

www.healthfocus.co.nz ACC registered

160 WHARARIKI ROAD, PUPONGA Tender Closing in One Week – Act Now

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

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

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

Call 0800 749 739 for info or an appointment today

Epic adventures await you at Cape Farewell, and we have a remarkable opportunity to kick start your dreams. Over 7 ha of grazing with a new coloursteel barn, 3 kw solar system and power to the boundary. Make this your holiday base camp, build a new home, or convert the shed. Home to Cape Farewell Horse Treks, the Tender is for land and buildings only. This is a nature lover’s paradise, perfect for horse-riding, kayaking, walking, surfing and fishing. FOR SALE: Tender closing 2.00 p.m. Friday 3 July 2020 (unless sold prior) VIEW: Viewings by appointment sothebysrealty.com/NEL00421 KYLIE JONES: +64 21 152 8195 kylie.jones@nzsir.com Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated. Browns Real Estate Limited (licensed under the REAA 2008) MREINZ. Boundary line indicative only.



Beach Road, Collingwood

New Listing

Last Chance

For Sale: $270,000 Open Home: Call to view BEACHFRONT BUSH BLOCK - Vacant land has become increasingly scarse in Golden Bay, so when the opportunity arises to purchase almost a hectare bushblock that rises 70 metres up from the beachfront, it's time to take action!

60 Tangmere Road, Rototai

For Sale For Sale: Open Home:

19 Charlett Point Road, Rangihaeata

Billy Kerrisk Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

For Sale: Open Home:

TENDER: - closes 4pm 30th June 2020 Call to view GET AWAY FROM IT ALL - Basking on the sunny deck, you feel like you're a million miles from anywhere! Yet Takaka, is only a �ve minute drive away!  This is a great place to get away from it all, take life a little more slowly, enjoy a daily walk on the beach, and appreciate the natural beauty around you.

25 Tata Heights, Tata Beach

Lot 1 & Lot 2 Rototai Road, Rototai

For Sale

For Sale

$966,000 inc GST Call to view

WHEN PRIVACY IS PARAMOUNT - This 9ha lifestyle block is your chance for peace and privacy in beautiful Golden Bay. If you've been searching for a while you will know how rare it is to find a modern home on this much land, so check out the virtual tour, see the drone flight clip on our website and give me a call for full details!

For Sale: Open Home:

For Sale: Open Home:

$585,000 Call to view

A TATA BEACH HOLIDAY RETREAT - There are only ever a couple chances per year to buy in this sought after location. The golden sands of Tata beach are just 4 minute walk from this sheltered retreat. It is easy to take your boat or kayaks down to the boat ramp. Offered furnished if that suits you, unfurnished if you prefer.

$250,000 each section Call to view

WHY BUY OLD WHEN YOU CAN BUILD NEW! - Lot 1 and Lot 2 of Rototai Road is your opportunity to purchase developed and titled land that's ready to go! With services to the boundary, and located close to the beach, town, and schools, this is practicality at its best! If you're in the market to buy, this piece could be the stepping stone to your dream home.

Level 1, 11 Buxton Lane, Takaka | Facebook @RaywhiteGoldenbay | 03 525 7219 I 027 608 5606 | www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz | Billy Kerrisk Licensed Agent REAA 2008

EMPLOYMENT WANTED / Hiahia mahi FULL -time employment, farming sector. References available. From now to late spring. Ph 027 316 3566.

SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea FOOTBALL referees, paid position. Golden Bay Football requires referees for home games this season. Expressions of interest please contact Pete at peetlies@hotmail.com, ph 525 9928.

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We have buyers coming GBW colour from advertas far away as Dunedin GBW colour advert 8.5 wide (single column) by 11.5 high and Auckland 8.5 wide (single column) by 11.5 high $70-$75

Whakamaru | 159m2 | 3BRM | 2 BTH

Now is the timeCheck out our range of over 50 cost effective plans $70-$75 to sell! to suit every budget. You won’t believe the quality www.latitudehomes.co.nz Affordable Quality - Easy Build

Billy Kerrisk Limited you get with a Latitude home. Licenced (REAA 2008)

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Contact your local Latitude Homes builder today:

021 0890 1830 | 0800 776 777 michael@latitudehomes.co.nz

027 608 5606 - billy.kerrisk@raywhite.com *Prices are subject to change. See full pricing terms and conditions on our website.

Warehouse Evening Shift Co-ordinator Warehouse Evening Co-ordinator We are looking forShift an evening operations supervisor to join


our team of Shift Co-ordinators who jointly oversee We are looking for an evening operations supervisor warehouse operations and daily workflow at ourto join our team of Shift Collingwood Co-ordinatorssite. who jointly oversee warehouse operations and daily workflow at our Collingwood site. You will: • Ideally have operations experience You • will: enjoy supporting others •• Ideally have operations like being part of a teamexperience •• enjoy others high service standards have asupporting focus on achieving •• like being part of a team look for opportunities to improve operations •• have a focus on achieving high service standards have a positive, calm manner •• look for opportunities to improve operations be a good problem-solver •• have a positive, calm manner be physically able •• be good problem-solver be acomfortable using systems, reports, and data •• be physically able Have a current forklift licence (or willing to be trained) • be comfortable using systems, reports, and data would suit someone could work to 40 •This position Have a current forklift licencewho (or willing to be32 trained) hours per week on a rotated roster between 2:30pm and This position would someone who could work 32 to 40 11:00pm, Sunday tosuit Friday. hours per week on a rotated roster between 2:30pm and To request a jobtodescription or to send your application, 11:00pm, Sunday Friday. including CV and cover letter, please email: To request a recruitment@healthpost.co.nz job description or to send your application, including CV and cover letter, please email: Applications close Friday 10 July 2020. recruitment@healthpost.co.nz

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SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea OFFICE ADMINISTRATION MAGICIAN REQUIRED Driven, willing to take on challenges and work independently? Confident working with computers with a range of software? Able to learn a procedure, follow it through and pay attention to detail? Ensure a high level of teamwork and confidentiality? Be willing to be responsive and show flexibility to demands in the office? I am not looking for a person with experience (but don’t let that stop you) so I am open to giving someone an opportunity as training will be provided. I need someone with the ability to learn new skills, willing to do things a certain way and show they can work in a professional but family focused environment. This position is in a small but growing accounting practice based a couple of minutes drive out of Takaka. I am offering starting hours of 10 hours a week with the potential to grow the hours by negotiation over the coming year, very flexible working hours (we can cope with school holidays!) and support to learn new skills. If this sounds like you, please send a letter and your CV to robert@greengrassaccounting.co.nz

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē ANATOKI SALMON fishing and café. Catch your own lunch or order from the menu. Open every day from 10am. www. anatokisalmon.co.nz COLLINGWOOD Tavern. 11am-7pm, Sunday-Thursday; 11amlate, Friday and Saturday. COURTHOUSE CAFÉ, Collingwood. Open 7 days, 8.30am2pm. Pizzas and curries Fridays, 4.30-7pm, takeaway only. Ph 524 8194. CURRY LEAF. Open 7 days, 12-8pm. Chef-made food, takeaway prices. Order online thecurryleaf.co.nz or ph 525 8481. DANGEROUS KITCHEN. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, TuesdaySaturday from 9am till 8pm. 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. ThursdaySunday from 9am-12pm, 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. THE MUSSEL INN. Open 7 days, 11am til late. TOTALLY ROASTED, Pohara. Winter hours 9am-3pm, Thursday to Monday. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday. Friday night woodTHE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 26 JUNE 2020

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fired pizzas from 4-7pm. TOTOS CAFÉ & PIZZERIA: Open Sundays weather permitting, 10am-4pm, ph 039 707 934, Totaranui hill. WHOLEMEAL CAFÉ, open for dine-in meals and takeaways 7.30am-3pm, Monday to Friday and 8am-3pm Saturday and Sunday.


Lock Down Free Up Play Event

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

Bi-weekly at the Sandcastle, 32 Haile Lane, Pohara

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Performances and sing-alongs to hold space for your suggested songs, poems, short essays and stories. Song sharing will be aided by streaming popular renditions via Bluetooth, so bring your smart phones and tablets to have the lyrics in front of you. Your kids, instruments, shared experiences, hopes, fears, sadness and joy are all welcome.

MOTUPIPI HALL FUNDRAISER, mid-winter Xmas dinner. Saturday 4 July, 12pm, $25 per person. Cold meats, vegetables, assortment of desserts, lots of Xmas cheer. Produce, raffle $2.

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SACRED Heart Catholic Church. An invitation to the celebration of Holy Mass, 4pm, Sundays, behind the historic church building in the former Catholic Hall. A warm welcome to all.

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

Heads Up – Heads Up highlights the issues facing those living with a brain injury. The show explores social implications, looks at research and creates awareness. Every Thursday morning at 9:06, replaying the following Saturday afternoon at 2:00

ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for morning worship at 10am. Rev Dr Don Fergus. Sermon: “The smallest act of giving and receiving makes you a true apprentice.”

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

Sat 27th ALANJAHJAH EN DE EAGGERLINGS. Local folk reggae band. Plus dj GalanJAH. $5

July… Thur 2nd Quiz - all welcome, 7.30pm Sat 4th Coppermine Junction - bluegrass, $5 Sat 11th Gypsy Pickers - goodtime Golden Bay music, $5 Thur 16th Kitchen Chaos - A fun family show, 2.30pm. Tickets on Eventfinda $5 kids/$10 adults


Thur 16th Quiz - all welcome, 7.30pm



Proudly sponsors Golden Bay Tide Watch

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

2 Commercial Street, Takaka ꟾ Ph 525 7305

SUNDAY 28 JUNE SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (a pantomime). Auditions at The Playhouse, Park Ave, 4pm. Contact Anita 027 263 9220. A Takaka Drama Society production.

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MARBLE MOUNTAIN MUSIC CLUB meets 7pm, Seniior Citizens’ Hall. Members $2; visitors $3. All welcome.



Coming Up...

Fresh FM are always looking for Volunteer Programme Makers. If you are keen to have a voice on your Community Station please contact Maureen via motueka@freshfm.net

During June we are meeting each Sunday 10:30am in small groups in both Collingwood and Takaka areas. All welcome. For more info contact Rowan Miller 021 106 8461 or Robin & Lauren Swafford 524 8498 Email: kahurangichurch@gmail.com Facebook: Kahurangi Christian Church

GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays.

The Mussel Inn

This French Life - Join Sonia Townshend a born and bred Nelsonian who leaves all that is familiar in New Zealand for a life in France running a historical chateau as a holiday rental. Airs Wednesday afternoon at 3.30, replays Saturday at 11.30am.

Kahurangi Christian Church

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

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

With Heart: Nelsonian William Manu presents a music show of gospel and enduring hymns adding historical background on his selection of songs. Covered by artists like Elvis Presley and groups like The Blind Boys of Alabama. Every second Sunday at 9am, repeating the following Sunday night at 9pm.

“Oh, Magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together”



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50 Commercial Street, Takaka Golden Bay First National Licensed REAA 2008 - MREINZ 50 Commercial Street, Takaka info@goldenbayproperty.com Ph: (03) 525 8800 Golden Bay First National Licensed REAA 2008 - MREINZ


• 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 living, office RD, CENT.TAKAKA •84 DODSON Space! - inside, & outside ... •• 2500sqm 3 beds, 2 established baths, 2 living, office section Space!garage - inside, & outside •• 3-Bay with power ... •• Fab. 2500sqm established section - rural/mountain view • 3-Bay garage with power Ref: GB3782 $649,000 • Fab. - rural/mountain view Annie Telford 027 249 1408 or Ref: GB3782 $649,000 annie@goldenbayproperty.com Annie Telford 027 249 1408 or annie@goldenbayproperty.com

OPEN HOME Sunday 1.00 - 1.30pm OPEN HOME Sunday 1.00 - 1.30pm


• Café & bar lease, quality chattels ABEL TASMAN •822Refurbished & readyDRIVE to go! •• Indoor Café & &bar lease, quality178m chattels outdoor dining: 2 •• Plenty Refurbished & ready to go! of parking: 1048m2 land Indoor outdoor dining: 2 •• Roll up&your sleeves & 178m get stuck • in Plenty of golden parking:opportunity! 1048m2 land to this • Roll up your$63,000pa sleeves +GST & get stuck Ref: GBC3781 (if any)+OpEx in toMackay this golden James 027opportunity! 359 0892 Ref: GBC3781 $63,000pa+GST (if any)+OpEx james@goldenbayproperty.com James Mackay 027 359 0892 james@goldenbayproperty.com





• Stunning 7.3ha property RD, CLIFTON •1424ROCKLANDS bd/2 bth beautiful family home •• 2Stunning 7.3ha property storey self-contained studio 4 bd/2 pool bth beautiful family home •• 11.5m for hot summer days •• Views 2 storey self-contained studio forever across the Bay • 11.5m pool for hot summer days Ref: GB3780 $2.395m •Annie Views forever across the Bay Telford 027 249 1408 or Ref: GB3780 $2.395m annie@goldenbayproperty.com Annie Telford 027 249 1408 or annie@goldenbayproperty.com

• Self sufficiency at its best! ROAD, orchard PARAPARA •90 MATATA 13.8 ha of natives, & • Self sufficiency at its established gardens best! galore! ha 2ofbaths, natives, • 313.8 beds, 2, orchard garages,& 2established studies gardens galore! • Award 3 beds,winning 2 baths,home 2, garages, in 2009 2 studies Ref: GB3740 $1.325m • Award winning home in 2009 Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or Ref: GB3740 $1.325m belinda@goldenbayproperty.com Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or belinda@goldenbayproperty.com COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY




• x2 spacious homes including TAKAKA ROAD •6566EAST bedrooms, 3 bathrooms •• Orchards x2 spacious homes & grazing including on 3.9ha •• Lots 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of parking & shed space Orchards on 3.9ha •• Own creek&&grazing lovely gardens •Ref:Lots of parking & shed space GB3768 $1.175m •PaulOwn creek & lovely gardens McConnon 0275 042 872 or Ref: GB3768 $1.175m paul@goldenbayproperty.com Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or paul@goldenbayproperty.com

• Prime location – CBD of Takaka 29-31 COMMERCIAL ST • Large retail space – 1000m2+ • Prime location – CBD of Takaka • Secure long term tenants • Large retail space – 1000m2+ • Individual or syndicate invest • Secure long term tenants ment opportunity • Individual syndicate invest Ref: GBC3758 or$1.6m+GST (if any)


mentJ opportunity Belinda Barnes 021 236 2840 or Ref: GBC3758 $1.6m+GST (if any) belinda@goldenbayproperty.com Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or belinda@goldenbayproperty.com


• 3457 m2 plus VISTA DRIVE, POHARA •99 BAY VIEWS plus 3457 m2 plus •• CREATIVE THINKING • plus VIEWS plus CREATIVE= THINKING • BUILDER HOME/BACH Ref:plus GB3718 $255,000 • BUILDER = HOME/BACH Sarah-Jane 577 or Ref: GB3718Brown 0274 222 $255,000 sarah@goldenbayproperty.com Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577 or sarah@goldenbayproperty.com



"We had the unique of marketing house pre-Covid19, WHAT experience MY CLIENTS HAVE TOour SAY…... having lots of interest & then having to wait through lockdown with all the "We had the unique experience of marketing our house pre-Covid19, uncertainty it brought. Even in those unchartered waters, having Sarah's lots of interest & then having to wait through experience & adaptability held things lockdown steady for with us. all the uncertainty it brought. Even in those unchartered She has advised & supported us well. Throughout the ups &waters, downs - curve Sarah's experience adaptability heldSarah thingswanted steady to fordo us.the balls & speed bumps!&- we always knew She has absolute advised & supported Throughout upsoutcome. & downs - curve best for us &us wewell. are thrilled with athe great balls & speed bumps! - we always knew Sarah wanted to do the Genuinely Sarah, THANKS” Jim and Tracey, Vendors absolute best for uschange, & we are thrilled with help a great If you are considering a property let my experience you:outcome. Genuinely Sarah, Jim and Tracey, Vendors Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577 orTHANKS” sarah@goldenbayproperty.com If you are considering a property change, let my experience help you: Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577 or sarah@goldenbayproperty.com




GREAT RESULT ON THIS 38HA BLOCK FOR VENDOR & GREAT RESULT ALIKE! ON THIS PURCHASERS 38HA BLOCK FOR VENDOR & PURCHASERS ALIKE! & GREAT TEAM WORK TOO!! Let us help YOU! & GREAT TEAM WORK TOO!! Paul McConnon 0275YOU! 042 872 or Let us help James Mackay 027 359 0892 Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or James Mackay 027 359 0892

…. A time for Celebration

SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! • Happy Aussie Based Vendor • Happy Local Purchasers Happy Aussie Based Vendor •• Nice One! • Happy Local Purchasers • Call Nice meOne! for a free, no-obligation appraisal Call meMackay for a free, James 027no-obligation 359 0892 or appraisal james@goldenbayproperty.com James Mackay 027 359 0892 or james@goldenbayproperty.com

In absence of our First National Conference & Awards ….the A time for Celebration function in Wellington this year due to Covid, we stayed In the &absence of our Firstsupporting National local Conference & Awards home celebrated locally, businesses. function Wellington this year year&due Covid, The teaminhad an awesome a funtonight waswe hadstayed home & celebrated locally, supporting localthanks businesses. recognising those achievements. Special to partners The teamforhad annever awesome year & a fun night was had & family their ending support. recognising those achievements. to partners Congratulations everyone & to ourSpecial clients thanks & customers who & family for their never support. we’ve helped with theirending real estate journeys, we offer you Congratulations & to our clientsthe & customers who huge thanks! Weeveryone are all looking towards rest of the year we’ve helped with their real estate journeys, we offer you with confidence & enthusiasm! huge thanks! We are all looking towards the rest of the year with confidence & enthusiasm!

Sharon McConnon Office Manager 0275 258 255 Sharon McConnon Office Manager 0275 258 255


Paul McConnon Salesperson 0275 042 872 Paul McConnon Salesperson 0275 042 872

Sarah-Jane Brown Annie Telford Salesperson Salesperson 0274 222 577 0272 491 408 Sarah-Jane Brown Annie Telford Salesperson Salesperson 0274 222 577 0272 491 408 www.goldenbayproperty.com


James Mackay Principal / AREINZ / B.Com

James 027 359Mackay 0892 Principal / AREINZ / B.Com

027 359 0892

Belinda J Barnes Agent / AREINZ 021 236 2840 Belinda J Barnes Agent / AREINZ 021 236 2840


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