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Keeping coronavirus out

Staying safe: The main entrance at Golden Bay Community Health has new instructions for visitors. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

From global to local. Now the coronavirus COVID-19 has arrived in New Zealand, the task of controlling its spread, and treating those infected, falls to our leaders, our community and our local health service providers. When the World Health Organisation declared pandemic on 11 March,directorgeneral Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus sent out a sobering message to the world: “We cannot say this loudly enough, or clearly enough, or often enough: all countries can still change the course of this pandemic. If countries detect, test, treat, isolate, trace, and mobilize their people in the response, those with a handful of cases can prevent those cases becoming clusters, and those clusters becoming community transmission.” For Golden Bay, the key player in the fight against the virus is Nelson Marlborough Health, but while preparations are under way to cope with a possible outbreak, chief medical officer Dr Nick Baker says everyone has a responsibility to prevent the disease getting a foothold. “We need to stop it spreading and stamp it out.”

He says that most people are aware of the necessary personal hygiene measures, but stresses the need for added stringency. “All the basics, we should do better.” Those basics include frequent handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes and staying at home if unwell, but Dr Baker says it also involves a change of culture in how we physically interact in everyday social situations. “We have to be a low-touch society.” In a community that is well known for its friendly greetings, substituting a close hug with an elbow touch, a foot tap or a simple nod will present a challenge. But it’s a vital weapon in the fight against the virus, says Dr Baker. “Be careful, be cautious. When shopping, for example, keep a metre away from people in the check-out queue.” All these measures, he explains, are designed to disrupt the transmission of the virus which is the key to preventing a major outbreak. “We are learning that breaking the domino effect is critical.” COVID-19 landed in the country via Auckland airport, and this remains one of the most significant entry points. The

Government’s recent travel restrictions, including imposing 14 days’ self-isolation for all incoming travellers including returning Kiwis, is something Dr Baker believes could affect a significant number in the Bay. “Golden Bay has a lot of people of European descent and there’s a lot of traffic.” In the case of widespread infection, there is particular concern for vulnerable groups. “Those with a weakened immune system won’t fight it as well and it’s a risk for those with chronic lung disease and asthma,” says Dr Baker who has a tip for one particular group. “Now is a good time to stop smoking.” Although stopping the spread of the disease is a top priority, Nelson Marlborough Health is planning for all scenarios explains Dr Baker. “We have ramped up preparation in hospitals. We’ll separate infectious and other patients by streaming them at the door.” In severe cases patients may require specialist hospital treatment, but resources are limited, says Dr Baker. “Intensive care beds can be increased a bit, but not infinite.” This explains the importance of slowing the spread Continued on page 3

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An official report has recommended that an application for a Water Conservation Order to protect Te Waikoropupū Springs and associated water bodies be granted. The application, made by Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust and Andrew Yuill to the Environmental Protection Authority, was heard by a Special Tribunal in 2018. On Tuesday, following 15 months of deliberations, the tribunal issued its report including recommendations for the Minister for the Environment. The Notice of Recommendation, signed by the chair of the Special Tribunal Camilla Owen, and published on the EPA’s website, states: “The Special Tribunal recommends that the application for a Water Conservation Order be granted over the Confined and Unconfined Arthur Marble Aquifer and over Te Waikoropupū Springs (which include the Main Spring, Dancing Sands Spring and Fish Creek Springs), which were all found to have outstanding amenity or intrinsic values as waters in their natural state.” In a joint press release the applicants indicated they would study the report and consult before drawing any conclusions. “It is important that we take the time to sit down, talk to the lawyers, our co-applicant Andrew and that we are able to come to a consensus and a path forward,’ said Ngāti Tama Trustee Margie Little. Andrew Yuill expressed his delight that a key milestone had been achieved. “The release of Tribunal’s report is a major and very welcome step in a long journey. We first applied for the WCO in 2013, and many people had already contributed a lot of careful work by then.” In his response, Kaumātua John WardHolmes underlined the importance of protecting Te Waikoropupū Springs. “This wai has intrinsic values to whānau of Ngāti Tama who have held ahikāroa and kaitiaki of Mohua and the Springs. Kaitiakitanga is all our responsibility and we must all try our best to protect and preserve Te Waikoropupū Springs and the aquifer”. Tasman District Council environment and planning manager Dennis Bush-King said via a media release that the council had been addressing Takaka Valley’s water quality for some time. “While waiting for the WCO recommendations from the Special Tribunal, the council has been continuing work on a Takaka freshwater plan change to the Tasman Resource Management Plan (TRMP), including reviewing the Takaka... Continued on page 4

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CORONAVIRUS There are simple, highly-effective actions you can take to help reduce the likelihood of a significant Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in our region. Viruses like the Coronavirus are designed to spread. So let’s not welcome them into our lives. Let’s make an unfriendly environment where viruses cannot thrive. To do this:

1. Prevent yourself from catching a virus • Avoid close contact with people with cold or flu-like illnesses • Cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing • Wash hands for at least 20 seconds with water and soap and dry them thoroughly. Do this before eating or handling food, after using the toilet, after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose or wiping children’s noses and after caring for sick people.

2. Prevent spreading viruses • If you are unwell with flu-like symptoms or think you may have come into contact with someone with the virus, stay at home. Don’t go to school or work, and especially do not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital waiting room without calling Healthline first for specialist advice: 0800 358 5453

3. Prepare to care for yourself and others at home • The majority of people with Coronavirus experience mild symptoms and can care for themselves and others at home • Prepare for this. Can you work from home? What extra support will you need and who can help with this? • If you have to stay at home, refer to official information and advice from the Ministry of Health: www.health.govt.nz Dr Nick Baker - Chief Medical Officer, Nelson Marlborough Health





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Keeping coronavirus out Continued from page 1 ...of the virus by encouraging people to socially isolate and thereby flatten the peak demand for hospitalisation. He understands that people will be worried but says they should phone the free coronavirus helpline (0800 358 5453) for advice before visiting Golden Bay Community Health, and explains that Golden Bay will move increasingly towards telehealth consultations. “We will be doing more and more by virtual health care so people don’t have to travel to Nelson. For a rural community like Golden Bay this is an important step. It will also help to protect patients and staff.” Addressing concern about the availability of prescription medicines, Dr Baker says NMH’s logistics planning will ensure security of supply. “We’ve not got any major supply issues with drugs.” While the northern hemisphere looks towards warmer weather – and a more hostile environment for the virus – New Zealand will be heading into traditional flu season. Dr Baker advises vulnerable groups to get their flu jabs when it becomes available next month. “The sooner the better.” For more information, go to: www.health.govt.nz

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NMH’s chief medical officer Dr Nick Baker. Photo: Supplied.

UPDATE - COVID-19 COVID-19 precautionary measures in place from Tuesday 17 March. To maintain the welfare of our elderly residents we are screening all visitors to the facility. We ask that if you are unwell or you have been overseas then please do not visit your relative/friend at this time. To prevent visitors/patients entering the main entrance and walking into the rest home, and unwell individuals sitting in the waiting room, we have locked the front door and all visitors/patients will be screened via the front desk window at this stage. We are continuing with our usual GP appointments and emergency/urgent care services; however, everyone will be asked questions prior to entering the building. Thank you for your cooperation at this time. The welfare of our community is a priority for us. GBCH Management Team

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Sue Bodger stands behind the telehealth cart while, on screen, Russell Bodger consults with Linzi Birmingham. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

Golden Bay Community Health (GBCH) can now offer an improved virtual consultation service via their new hightech telehealth cart. The $6.000 mobile box of tricks is the latest donation from community fundraisers Friends of Golden Bay Community Health – a charity established by Russell and Sue Bodger of Sue’s Shop. GBCH manager Linzi Birmingham is delighted with the new acquisition, which consists of a top-end laptop and high quality video camera combination mounted on a wheeled stand. “It’s wireless which means we can take it anywhere and use it to consult with specialists.” The telehealth car t is primarily intended for communication with over-the-Hill specialists, but Linzi says that it could also be used for more routine consultations within the Bay, allowing residents to keep appointments without leaving home - particularly useful during the COVID-19 crisis. “We’d like to do virtual consultations.” GBCH’s latest acquisition follows the donation of a vital signs monitor (VSM), known affectionately as a “nurse on a stick”, last October (GBW 25/10/19). There is more to come, says Russell. “We have now raised $11,000 but have so far spent around $9,900.” Sue explains that a good deal of the cash for the cart came from the community via a fundraising raffle. “People donated a whole heap of stuff which was awesome – and the Women’s Institute were especially helpful, selling raffle tickets.” For more information, or to make a donation call in to Sue’s Shop, ph 525 8087 or email: takakashop@gmail.com.


Tribunal backs WCO Continued from page 1 ...Freshwater and Land Advisory Group (FLAG) report and Manawhenua Mātauranga report by Manawhenua Ki Mohua. “The TRMP must be consistent with the final gazetted WCO. The WCO sets the bar to be met, but is largely implemented through the TRMP.” He said a decision would be made shortly whether to challenge the WCO in the Environment Court. “A workshop will be held shortly with councillors to better understand the draft Order and determine whether the council needs to make a submission or not.” The draft Order provides controls on water abstraction and discharges to protect aquifer pressure and water quality. One of the key parameters that measures water quality is the concentration of nitrate (NO₃-N) as measured at the Springs. Hydrogeological modelling suggests a link between observed water quality and land-use practices - especially dairy farming - in the aquifer re-charge zone. Proposals by Tasman District Council to increase current water abstraction consents by 40% in that zone have been strongly opposed by those seeking to protect the aquifer who argue that it will lead to intensification and increased nitrate run-off and leaching. Acknowledging this concern, the Special Tribunal recommends an effective three-year moratorium period on consented increases during which the water quality will be monitored, and proposes that unless nitrate concentrations remain at or below 0.44mg/l during this time, no increase in abstraction will be allowed. According to co-applicant Andrew Yuill, the latest monitoring data from Friends of Golden Bay shows nitrate concentration has risen to 0.52mg/l, well above the tribunal’s ceiling and “higher than anything we’ve seen before”. Head of Save Te Waikoropupū Steve Penny reacted to the report with mixed feelings. “At first sight this looks like fantastic news. We now enter a period of fifteen days in which anyone who wishes to oppose the report and recommendations of the Special Tribunal can make a submission to the Environment Court.” Under the Resource Management Act, the Special Tribunal’s recommendations can be challenged by making a submission to the Environment Court within 15 days. If a submission is made, then the Environment Court will conduct a public inquiry, and subsequently make recommendations to the Minister for the Environment about accepting or rejecting any modifications. To read the Special Tribunal’s full report, go to: https://www. epa.govt.nz/public-consultations/decided/te-waikoropupusprings/special-tribunals-recommendation-report/

Bay’s tourism vulnerable to virus JO RICHARDS

The economic repercussions of the evolving coronavirus pandemic are already being felt in Golden Bay with tourism and hospitality bearing the brunt of the slow-down. It seems that the Government has realised the severity of the rapidly deteriorating situation with Tuesday’s announcement of an unprecedented multi-billion dollar support package for businesses and employees hit by the crisis. It’s too early to tell how the money will be channelled to deserving causes, but it provides some solace for the Bay’s beleaguered operators. To help gauge local sentiment, earlier this week, The GB Weekly approached some of the Bay’s tourism businesses and the message was pretty clear – bookings have already fallen and there is worse to come. In the accommodation sector, Steve Wakeman of Ratanui Lodge says they had seen a big spike in cancellations the day that self-isolation travel restrictions were put in place and expects “a substantial negative impact”. But he is relieved about the timing. “We are extremely fortunate and overly grateful that this event has happened as the season winds down, rather than at its height. It had been a very strong season for us from overseas markets.” As a response to the current situation, Steve says he is focusing on customers closer to home. “We are counting our blessings and now organising marketing and promotions to make Golden Bay an ideal destination for Kiwis that are not able to travel overseas for their holiday this autumn.” Co-owner of Takaka’s Anatoki Lodge Motel Lynley Clarence says she had noticed a sudden downturn but the outlook is unclear. “We have had cancellations due to travel and gathering restrictions, but it is hard to tell at this stage what the impact in the long term will be or indeed how long this will continue.” Up the road at Mohua Motels, Murray Devine has received more than 10 cancellations since the self-isolation announcement and expects more. “We will definitely have a drop in business as even in the quieter months we would expect overseas visitors. This will not happen; even Australian bookings are dropping off. He adds that New Zealanders are also pulling the pin on their trips. “One group has been affected in that one of them has had to go into self-isolation and hence they cancelled.” Murray believes there will be a substantial impact on his business over the next few months and possibly longer and will no doubt be pleased with the Government’s support package. “Being this is our first year in this business, we are concerned, hoping the Government will, if needed, provide assistance.”

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In Collingwood, Zatori’s owner Tracey Walker has seen a raft of cancellations including one wedding and six accommodation bookings. She says that initially she wasn’t too concerned, as she has very few Chinese guests, and thought it could even have a short term positive effect by increasing national tourism, but that has all changed. “My cancelled bookings next week are all Kiwi’s so my new fears are dawning on what may be a very scary future.” Some of the Bay’s top tourism operators are also witnessing a significant downturn. Lisa Savage of Golden Bay Kayaks has experienced significant disruptions before. “We have had a few interrupted seasons now and we will all get through it, but it will have a financial effect. The interruption of the Asian market didn’t really have an effect on us, but this [travel restrictions] will.” She suggests focusing on the tourists that are already in the Bay.“ It would be nice if we could take the initiative and look after the visitors that are here and ensure they have a good time and encourage all healthy visitors to self-isolate in the Bay.” At the far end of Golden Bay, Cape Farewell Horse Treks’ co-owner Pamela Forbes is being philosophical. “Yep, I have had cancellations, yes business will decline, but that’s also due to normal slowing down at this time of year as Golden Bay is predominantly a summer destination. I do get a lot of Kiwis avoiding the busiest season of summer, but I would rather people used common sense and tried to keep themselves and others safe, particularly our most vulnerable members of our communities.”

Travel industry in “complete shock” JO RICHARDS


Tourist bookings are being cancelled. Photo: Jo Richards.

Working against a backdrop of travel bans, self-isolation and 90 per cent cuts in international airline capacity, spare a thought for the Bay’s travel agents. Attempting to assimilate increasingly tight restrictions in an ever evolving situation, Dawn Beresford who runs Simply Travel is working all hours to get her clients home – and others to head overseas. “I have been flat out since 6am and still going into the night; I have 17 people due to leave the country in the next six days,” said Dawn on Monday. She says that the Government’s announcement about international arrivals being subject to 14 days self-isolation has caused consternation. “I must admit I am in genuine shock. I have no idea how this situation will pan out. I can imagine the travel industry being in complete shock in the next few days to come.” But she is confident that she will bounce back. “I survived 9/11 and SARS and I just have to stay focused and look after my clients who have booked to travel later in the year.” Her clients, she says, fall into two distinct camps. “Most people either seem determined to travel and unphased, or the opposite - in complete panic.” She says that some of the former are about to fly out of the


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LE T TERS Hooray for the free press

We, the residents and ratepayers of Golden Bay, are facing the greatest economic funding crisis ever in the history of our district. We would have no knowledge of the impact this dam has on our community were it not for information from The GB Weekly, Stuff, and other free press. For TDC, who produce the publication called Newsline, to minimise the dam’s serious funding challenge and construction problems briefly on page three, is denying its “hash tag “ which is “keeping you informed about news and events in Tasman District “. The current edition has lots of nicety and warm feelings of community projects, but lack of detailed information on the dam progress. It does not address the elephant in the room. Thank you, GB Weekly, for addressing this project with your wide presentation of public views and investigative journalism. Reg Turner

Plane explanation

The 30 aircraft mentioned in last week’s letters column (GBW 13/3) were visiting aircraft from owners of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association which is a very responsible organisation. This event was organised by the Golden Bay Flying Club (See GBFC Facebook page). All the airstrips involved were within two-three kilometres of one another and were opened up by the landowners for this event. Murray Bensemann, secretary Golden Bay Flying Club

No need to shout about noise

I am the owner of one of those irritating noise machines that was buzzing around the Bay on Sunday, two weeks ago. As for low flying, all aircraft (as part of their insurance policy) are required to inspect landing areas before landing. These are very short airstrips and you have to be bang on with the landings and take-offs. They may have appeared low but they were all legal. The people at Smith’s airstrip in Pakawau were all thrilled to see this event. As for noise in Kahurangi National Park, some of the strips are on the edge of it. As for the noise itself, this is their hobby (others have different hobbies). Aircraft motors make noise. On the lighter side, as I was sitting writing this letter, a helicopter turned up at the aerodrome. A Sunday (oh no tut, tut). This was a training exercise organised by the Fire and Emergency new Zealand. They were being trained on how to get in and out of helicopters and using a monsoon bucket. Hopefully they will never be used to fight fires in the park and surrounds, which are often fires lit by others. They are all volunteers and give a lot of time up to help everyone in this country. A great organisation. Oh hell, a group of motorbikes have just gone past (naughty). Oh, now a couple of trucks (naughty, oh-oh the noise). Just remember, most equipment makes noise so get on with life as it is a bit short for some – enjoy. Murray Bensemann

Guardian gripe unfair

“British justice is a joke” is the heading to Jonathan Hearn’s letter (GBW 6/3). That may well be true, but his suggestion that The Guardian is mainstream media is not. The Guardian is an entirely independent newspaper owned by a charitable trust company, the constitution of which insists on truth and honesty in reporting. The Guardian Trust Company is barred from paying

dividends, and its constitution has been carefully drafted to ensure that no individual can ever personally benefit from the way the company is set up - all anathema to Rupert Murdoch and his ilk. News Corp will never be interested in buying The Guardian. There is probably no other news outlet in the world with this philosophy, and when compared with the Rupert Murdoch empire of well over 800 companies of news outlets, all heavily under the conservative and science denying fist of their owner/ controller, The Guardian emerges as a shining light of honesty in this murky world of bent facts and manipulated statements the world now finds itself in. Individual reporters may sometimes not be up to standard but this is not usual. The Guardian website has no paywall, is exceptionally well presented, and its environment pages give quite the clearest picture around of what your kids can expect of the future. Mike Scott

Naked opportunism

As you can see I’m a bit late with my annual diatribe against the “World” Naked Bike Ride. I almost flagged it this year but the grossly immature naivety of it all, again got to me. I find it hard to believe that adults can engage in such puerile behaviour and be proud of it. The claim that it promotes cycling safety may have barely (sic) stood once but it has now become altogether a pageant of public/pubic (you choose) exhibitionism. I say again, “Naughty games their mummys and daddys forbade them to play when they were kids”. They are still kids. As for the appeal to personal freedom, well, that’s somewhat reminiscent of the church’s stand in Galileo’s day. Wrongheaded. The freedom they profess to seek is attained through the mind and the soul, not by thumbing one’s nose at all of cultural history and proudly displaying the genitals in the public square. Did I quote Shakespeare last year? “Proud man ... most ignorant of what he’s most assured ... plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven as make the angels weep.” It is still so apt. Larry Petterson

Doggone sign

To the person/s who keep removing our “no dogs” sign, along the cycleway past the Paines Ford Reserve, please return it to where it belongs and leave it alone. To those people who continually walk their dogs past the sign, please stop that as well. There is more than one reason we have made it a “no dog” zone, and saying your dog is fully vaccinated is not an excuse to flaunt the rule we made in agreement with TDC. The main reason to exclude the general public’s dogs is to prevent Neospora infecting our cattle. Google it, you can’t currently vaccinate against it. Thank you to the people who let us know when our cattle are out. On one of those occasions there is a fair chance a dog “off leash” ie not under control, chased them into the corner causing them to run into the fence and break it. We hope everyone else continues to enjoy the cycleway/ walkway as it was intended and we look forward to seeing it completed to the East Takaka Road in the near future. Andrea and Jamie Ward

Get with the vibe

I was saddened to read the woes of Daniel Mann (GBW letters 13/3). It must be hard living in paradise for two months of the year and the United States of America for the rest. I’m sure that if he was to stay here longer then he would chill out

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Plastic-coated reassurance

It’s so comforting to read that the CEO of the for-profit, big-business dam project, that’s paid for by taxpayers who are getting little to nothing for it, has recently gone to school. In school he learnt that when you haven’t done your homework before the test, you can plastic coat your incorrect answers and pass the test, that is until finals come along. If you believe this, I’ll sell you some foodwrap to protect your home from a meteor shower. To exit this project now and have those responsible footing the bill is what happens in the real world. Bill Wallis

WCO clarifies water debate

I’d like to congratulate Steve Penny on his adoption of the name “Save Te Waikoropupū” for his campaign. The move brings much needed clarity to the community. The release of the Water Conservation Order sees the beginning of a new phase in the campaign to protect Te Waikoropupū Springs. At present, I am checking through the conservation order with the assistance of environmental lawyers. We are checking to see how effective the order will be. We hope it proves to be effectual and that Tasman District Council refrains from an appeal. We remain concerned about the escalating nitrate levels at Te Waikoropupū. To combat this danger we have created a petition calling for the banning of synthetic N fertiliser on the farms in the recharge zone of the aquifer. The ultimate source of the nitrate pollution at Te Waikoropupū Springs is synthetic nitrate fertiliser. Ban nitrate fertiliser and Te Waikoropupū Springs will be safe. It’s as simple as that. At present, 6,350 people have signed the petition. We are thrilled with this response. When the time is right we will take the nitrate petition to the government and to TDC. We invite you to sign the petition. You can find the petition at: https:// www.toko.org.nz/petitions/save-te-waikoropupu-springsfrom-the-threat-of-synthetic-nitrogen Thank you for your ongoing support. Kevin Moran, coordinator, Save Our Springs Campaign

Council’s confused priorities

The failure of TDC to protect our dwindling penguin population is shameful and we will have nothing but photos of these amazing wee creatures if we do not employ basic regulations for penguin nesting sites and educate all beach users of the value of being respectful of their bedrooms. It seems some factions of TDC are just hell bent on spending whatever it takes on a risky, remote dam of no use to Golden Bay people. TDC is happy to watch the penguins disappear while they are busy writing shiny pro-dam words attempting to convince us that this big, frightfully expensive guessing game is good. TDC has a statutory responsibility to protect our wildlife and they urgently need to take some funds and attention and save our penguins. Victoria Davis

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and integrate into the welcoming arms of the Golden Bay vibe where the rights of an individual to enjoy their chosen interests aren’t subverted by his “not in my backyard” mentality. His over exaggeration of facts and general incorrect assumptions are common traits of vexatious objectors and this does nothing other than attract like-minded birds of the same feather. May you all go flock together. Interestingly though, of all who partook in the activity of the day I personally noticed it, was the visiting American pilots that were the most appreciative of the whole event. I thought that was nice. Terry McPherson

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Graeme Scott has a passion for wood and for rebuilding the connection between our abodes/homes and real enduring craftsmanship. “People are more and more interested in owning a home that’s healthy, pleasurable to live in and has a uniqueness that only comes from using natural materials in our buildings.” He grew up with a carpenter dad, “so got attuned to working with my hands early on”. He then studied and worked as a navy engineer. “This led me on to renovating old boats, trucks and caravans for a living.” His attention to detail took him to Canada to do further training in wood technology and log-home building with Don Del Radomske at the Okanagan School of Log Building International. “Del’s knowledge sharing took my mediocre knowledge of timber to a higher level and stoked the fire of my passion.” In the UK, Graeme set up an eco-building company that strived to combine the spiritual knowledge of wood and a deep understanding of its mechanics to create houses that expressed his clients’ inner being. Now in New Zealand, Graeme and partner Liv have followed a similar trajectory, stimulating people’s interest in natural timber homes. They have run timber framing workshops and promoted all things wood through the Living Wood Fair. “The time is right for the same connection people in Europe were having regards natural building.” Graeme has had to do conventional building here in Golden Bay to supplement his lifestyle. “I’m starting to understand the real embodied energy involved in modern house building,” he says. Embodied energy is the sum of all the energy required to produce any goods or services. It is the energy consumed by all of the processes associated with building production, from the mining and processing of resources to manufacturing, transport and product delivery. It also considers the cost of demolition and effects on the environment during a building’s lifecycle. “When building these days you realise how much toxicity is involved. Constant hand-to-material contact, dust from cutting and all the ‘off-gassing’ to the clients after the house is built all add up to something truly unhealthy.” Since 1897 the state has established plantations of exotic trees for New Zealand’s timber needs. The Forest Research Institute has since the 1940s deemed radiata pine the best species for plantation forestry because it grows quickly and its timber is versatile. Ninety per cent of our plantation forests are radiata pine, with Douglas fir, eucalyptus, and other softwood and hardwood species making up the remainder. “It’s time to review an outdated formula for building,” Graeme reckons. The challenge now is re-educating councils about the many suitable, naturally durable timbers we can build with. These include larch, cypress species (macrocarpa, Mexican cypress and Lawson’s cypress), redwood, western red cedar, Douglas fir and eucalypts (E.botryoides, saligna, globoidea, muellerana, obliqua, pilularis). “Compared with Pinus radiata, cypresses are equally durable and the building code provides lots of places for it to be used in constructing and building.” However, not all timbers are recognised, Leyland cypress for example. This hybrid tree grows rapidly here, tolerates heavy, poorly drained clay soils and is

Graeme Scott uses traditional tools to make naturally durable structures. Photo: Supplied.

really rot-resistant, making it suitable for weatherboards, stud walls, soffit boards, fascia and barge as well as subfloor braces, bearers, wall plates and floor joists. Graeme and Liv’s Tiny Lifestyle Company (with Simone Kidner and Richard Bodo) creates beautiful, small, healthy spaces using sustainable materials, offering conscious lifestyle choices that help their customers tread lighter on the earth. Now they have more demand for quality timber than there is currently in supply. Through the Living Wood Fair they are trying to alert landowners and existing forestry plantation growers that it’s time to fill this growing demand for naturally resistant, durable timbers for the domestic market. Graeme believes there are real opportunities here in the Bay for landowners with marginal land to develop mixed species plantations, with selective harvesting regimes that avoid clearfelling. In this way the forest canopy remains intact, providing massive benefits for wildlife and in soil retention, flood protection and water quality. To this end, Liv is creating a database of timber and plantation trees in Golden Bay and across the Top of the South. This will be made available to everyone on the Living Wood Fair and Tiny Lifestyle websites. If you have timber or trees for sale now or in the future, and are interested in knowing more or being on the database, please email hello@tinylifestyle.co.nz.

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local branches,” says Tony. Frans Dellebeke, Nelson-Tasman Hospice CEO says, “I am delighted that NBS has made an ongoing financial commitment for the next few years. We’re a homegrown organisation, by and for the people of the Nelson-Tasman region so it’s wonderful to have the support of NBS, also established to serve the people of this region. “The Hospice has a shortfall in funding of more than $1 million each year so we’re hugely appreciative of donations and sponsorships that reduce the amount that we need to fundraise.” Tony Cadigan says the building society is planning to increase its community support programme.

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Tasman District Council’s Draft Schedule of Fees and Charges 2020/2021

Look out for your copy of 2020 Vision for Tasman – Whakakitenga Ruamano Rua Tekau.

Tasman District Council has approved the Draft Schedule of Fees and Charges for public consultation. The Draft Schedule covers the year from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

You can see all the details on the website too and there are some key areas, including four strategic priorities that we’re keen to hear your thoughts on. There are lots of ways to share your ideas with us. • Do it online – It’s quick and easy to give us feedback on online at tasman.govt.nz/feedback. • Email us – Drop us a line at info@tasman.govt.nz • Send a card – Look out for the Long Term Plan postcards at Council offices, libraries, cafés and community centres, they’re a great no-hassle way to let us know your priorities in some key areas. Choose your preferences and send it back to us – postage paid. Remember, we’d love to hear from you before 17 April 2020.



The full Statement of Proposal setting out the draft fees and charges is available for viewing on Council’s website at tasman.govt.nz and during normal office hours at all Tasman District Council Offices and libraries. Submissions are invited on the Draft Schedule of Fees and Charges 2020/2021, and must be received by 5.00 pm on Friday 17 April. Submissions may be made online at tasman.govt.nz/feedback or delivered to your local Tasman District Council office.

Check current water restrictions Head to our website for details of any current water restrictions – tasman.govt.nz/link/water-restrictions.

HAVE YOUR SAY Speed Limits Bylaw 2016 Review Consultation We are asking for feedback on some proposed new speed limits. • Gibbs Valley Road – current limit is 100kmph, proposed to change to 60kmph • Hoddy Road – current limit is 100kmph, proposed to change to 40kmph


• Wharariki Road (Freeman Access to western end) – current limit is 100kmph, proposed to change to 60kmph

Proposed road closure

We are also proposing to extend an existing 50kmph speed limit on Abel Tasman Drive in Pōhara 25m to tie in better with the new shared path location and increased activity by the café.

Applicant: Golden Bay RSA Event: ANZAC Day Parade Location: Commercial Street, Takaka (SH6), between Junction Street (adjacent to GB Pharmacy) and Pioneer Park Date and time: Saturday 25 April 2020, 8.30 am – 10.30 am Objections close: Wednesday 25 March 2020

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Nature and nurture at Kakariki Kids

Kakariki Kids staff members: From left: Jo Hockey, Briar Hayton, Lea Pouly, Erin Nalder, Sally-Anne Davis, Liz Lane, Molina Bilsborough, Zelin Hou, Sandy McKay. Absent: Pene Ralph. Photo: Ronnie Short. RONNIE SHORT

Kakariki Kids Early Childhood Centre in Tukurua has now been up and running for two years, proudly sustaining their “nature and nurture” motto. To mark the occasion on 7 February, the centre held a staff only day to review their philosophy with new team members, Zelin Hou and Molina Bilsborough. Both are fully qualified early childhood teachers; Zelin from Auckland and Molina from Blenheim. Together they make a total of six fully qualified teaching staff, plus a student teacher. Molina, who grew up in Golden Bay, is very happy to be living and working back in her home town, with her three young sons and extended family. Liz Lane, owner/manager of Kakariki Kids, enthused about her team, “We’ve got really amazing staff. We are a group of women who really care about other women and their families.” She sees their role as helping people raise their children and supporting the whole whanau. “We are isolated here [in Golden Bay]. People who move here do struggle with living away from their families and our role is to support them.” She is proud that Kakariki Kids has proven itself now, to have

fulfilled a need, “There are new families constantly moving into the area and also many people who grew up in Golden Bay returning to raise their children here”. There is a strong focus on nature at Kakariki Kids, with six acres of native bush on the property, where daily supervised excursions take place. There are plenty of opportunities to educate about native creatures, birds and the bush. With an on-site worm sewerage system and pure water from the Kahurangi National Park, Liz is now exploring the possibility of installing solar panels at the centre. “This way we can be self-sustainable with the three main utilities; potable water, sewerage and electricity. Caring for our planet alongside our tamariki is what we are all about.” Kakariki Kids are open 7.15am-5.15pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year. The nursery takes babies from three months old to two years old while the main space is for two- to six-yearolds. Although the centre is not quite at full capacity, spaces are becoming limited. Phone: 525 7623, email: admin@kakarikikids.co.nz, online: www.kakarikikids.co.nz

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Prior to the elections, I understood that should I be elected I would highly likely I acknowledge the high degree of be involved in dealing with potential cost concern, deep disappointment and, for overruns. Knowing this doesn’t make it any some, outrage, over the recently released more palatable. Waimea Dam project cost overruns. I have It is imperative that every effort is made been asked “‘where do you stand?” and to source the overrun costs from the Crown “why doesn’t council just walk away?” and those already investing. The burden The current council is legally bound by falling on ratepayers is a last resort. There the decisions of the previous council, is a 12-15 month period whereby the funds including all of the contracts that were have to be found and should it come to entered into. To not fulfil those contracts ratepayers to pay then the Long Term Plan would expose council to significant is the process whereby the community has litigation and damages. The previous its say on the $200m debt cap, rate increase Mayor, Richard Kempthorne, was quoted cap, and which projects will or will not be in The Nelson Mail (4/9/19) as suggesting that it could cost council $50m to break Chris Hill, GB Ward councillor. File photo. undertaken. I acknowledge and appreciate Cr David Ogilvie’s comment that liability its contracts on top of the $50m ratepayer contingent liability for “compensation events”. Walking is should be limited to those in the zone of benefit. The CEO of Waimea Water Ltd (WWL) has stated clearly simply not an option, and should it be, council would be left with huge debt anyway, a site to remediate and no resolution that the final cost of the project will only be known when to the water supply issues. There has been no opportunity to the project is complete. It has always been clear that projects of this nature have an inherent level of risk and that as the vote to walk away. And in response to the question “would you have voted project comes out of the ground the risk lessens. I have been for the Dam?”, which seems important for some folk to know, advised that the problems with the argillite were completely I can say that the obstacles for me would have been that the unexpected based on the test bores. The contingency clearly financial structure placed too great a burden on ratepayers, hasn’t been adequate and it is accepted that there may well alternative solutions seemed to not be considered well be further overruns. I have found it helpful to be able to ask questions of the CEO enough, and the Golden Bay community were strongly against it. In terms of the requirement for ward councillors to take and board members so that I can be clear about what the exact account of the needs of the whole district over their ward, issues at the site are. Councillors will be visiting the site again shortly. WWL are two Waimea Plains councillors voted against the project. As a principle it is concerning to me that such a big project could holding a public forum at the Richmond Town Hall on Tuesday be contemplated when almost half of the council was opposed 31 March at 6.30pm. Questions can be submitted ahead of the to it. The use of the casting vote by the mayor at a number of meeting to info@waimeawater.nz by 27 March. There is no doubt that we are under significant pressure. I junctions to further the project caused me to be a part of the casting vote being removed from the mayor and chairs for this will be advocating strongly for the impact on ratepayers to be mitigated where at all possible. term of council. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 20 MARCH 2020




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Keep well and healthy from all of us at Te Whare Mahana Trust. 7 March. Rai Valley Show chopping. There were fewer axemen than normal due to a clash of dates with the South Island Championships, so a strong squad from Golden Bay of Steve Winter, Brian and Toby Godsiff, Courtney Clarke and Rachael and Louise Nalder fronted up to take full advantage of the situation and ended up dominating the event. In open chopping Steve won the the Bob Maule Memorial Standing and The Mountain Camp Underhand as well as finishing second in another two events. Brian took out the Percy Dillon Memorial Standing as well as picking up a second in the Mountain Camp Underhand and a third in the Percy Dillon Memorial Standing. In novice chopping the Golden Bay squad (pictured above) had a clean sweep of the first four placings, with Toby winning on points followed by Courtney second, Rachael third and Louise fourth. GOLF 10 March. 2nd LGU - Net: B Win 71, D Ray 71. Closest to pins: 3/12 S Rosser. Twos: B Win. 11 March. Stableford: S Kerr 41, M Dixon 41, R Tait 40. Closest to pins: 3/12 R Westrupp, 4/13 R Dyce, 8/17 R Tait, 9/18 M Dixon. Twos: J Solly. Best gross: R Dyce 76. 14 February. Stableford: J Crocker 41, N Moore 40, R Bodger 40. Closest to pins: 3/12 & 8/17 R Davis, 4/13 L Davidson, 9/18 S Bensemann. Twos: S Bensemann, N Moore, R Davis, L Trent, J Bensemann. Two 7/16: B McKenzie. Happy wanderer: G Little. Best gross: N Moore 69. BRIDGE 11 March. Championship Pairs, NS: J Edmondson/S Van Wijngaarden 62.50%, E Bradshaw/C Furness 55.32%, T Packard/L Scurr 54.86%; EW: J Beatson/C Mead 62.96%, B Burdett/L Godden 61.34%, J Pemberton/Ann Blackie 54.40%. H/cap, NS: J Edmondson/S Van Wijngaarden 67.70%, H Taylor/Alan Blackie 66.72%, E Bradshaw/C Furness 62.50%; EW: J Beatson/C Mead 67.78%, B Burdett/L Godden 65.08%, K Cavaye/P Taylor 61.33%. 13 March. Autumn Winds Howell: J Warren/L Scurr 56%, B Wilson/T Packard 56%, D McDonald/C Bird 50%. H/cap: D McDonald/C Bird 63.20%, J Warren/L Scurr, 61.45%, B Wilson/T Packard 61.25%.

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PERSONAL NOTICES / Pānui ake BRUNING, Noel. Sonia and family and wider Bruning family would like to express our sincere thanks to St John, Golden Bay Community Health and the Golden Bay community for all their support.


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FRIENDS of Golden Bay, 6 April, 7.30pm Community Centre. Guest speakers: our two councillors.

GREY Power Golden Bay AGM, 6 April, 2pm, Takaka Bowling Club. All current and prospective members welcome.

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WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726.

GARAGE sale. This Sunday, 22 March. A wide variety of items. 9am-1pm, 44 Rangihaeata Road.

Come and talk to us. We are located in Nelson and available for appointments in Golden Bay.

03 546 7786

Freeview® TV, Satellite dish installs and repairs, Internet networking fixes, energy efficiency consults. Everything electrical.

ATTENTION HAND TOOL COLLECTORS AND CARVERS: Garage sale, 20 Wadsworth Street, Takaka from 9am on Saturday. Tomahawks, brand new chisel sets, lathe chisels, old-school tools and tool boxes. Storage unit clearout. CAT and dog doors. Installed for you by Golden Bay Glass. 96 Commercial St. Ph 525 7274.

Dr Carsten Hallwass

FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, pine, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348.


QUALITY curtain tracks in ten colours, curtain tapes, track glides, buchram, hooks, liners, curtain fabrics, sheers, voiles. Call into Imagine designs, 96b Commercial St.

Licensed Immigration Adviser (Number 200900212)

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


FIREWOOD SECONDS. Load your own, $20 per car trailer. This Saturday, 8am-12pm, Bay Firewood, 315 Takaka-Collingwood Highway. Ph 027 769 6348.


Ph/txt David 0274 333 459

DRY stock grazing available. 60-80 head. Lower Bainham area. Ph 027 221 3314, evenings.


DINING table and six chairs, fridge, dryer, Queen/King single beds, bedroom furniture, home gym and weights, sofas and writing desk. Ph Kerry 029 233 1860.




 ROPE ACCESS - no scaffolding required for roof washing  SOFT WASH building process - no damaging high pressure  GUTTER cleaning, SURFACE cleaning and WATERBLASTING  DECK cleaning and restoration

flooringxtra.co.nz | 23 Old Wharf Road, Motueka P: 03 528 7530 | motueka@flooringxtra.co.nz

SOME JOBS RECENTLY COMPLETED: Hammer Hardware, Wholemeal Cafe, Penguin Cafe, HealthPost and lots of locals’ homes.

Ph 027 220 4799 │ www.gpsnelson.nz


All in-store BBQs and BBQ accessories until the end of March



Rose Slow P 035259213

Helping Hands 525 6226

Te Whare Mahana Supported Employment

Scaffold Solutions Edge Protection Site Fencing

Golden Bay Scaffold Ltd 027 525 6969



Lawnmowing • Line Trimming • Garden Maintenance Riparian Planting • Scrub-Cutting • Gutter Cleaning Recycling • Pothole Repair • Waterblasting Window Cleaning • House Moves

Forest & woodlot harvesting Hauler & ground-based bush-rigged excavator

How Can We Help?

Ph 027 455 9895


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

BULK IS GOOD!! * lower prices * no packaging * take as many or as few as you want Green manure crops and selected Spring bulbs now available in bulk!

Phone 525 9868

Are Now in Store! Spend $35 or more in Store & help yourself to a GoodPop Goodpops Iceblocks are handcrafted in Nelson. They use real fruit & simple ingredients, with no artificial nasties. Promo ends 27/03/20

Locally-owned operation with local crew



LOST AND FOUND / Ngaronga/Kitenga LOST. Small ladies’ zip-up jackets; fluoro yellow biking windbreaker (January), black hoodie (March). Ph 027 629 8111.

TO GIVE AWAY / Koha SOFA, three-seater, blue fabric, good condition. Ph Steve 524 8993.

LEARNING / Akonga / Huarahi ako/mahi SPANISH. Ph 021 211 1339, spanish.in.goldenbay@gmail.com BRIDGE LESSONS. Start Monday 23 March at Rec Centre, 7pm. No-obligation evening to see if it’s for you. Ph Ann 027 410 0699 or Simon 027 524 8710 for more details.

PROPERTY AVAILABLE / Rawa watea FOR sale: Four-bedroom, two-bathroom house. Close to schools. Trade Me listing #2548829369. Ph Miki 027 825 1531. ROOM available in my home close to town, long term. Big

garden. $130/week includes power, WiFi, wood. Suit vego, not pets or children. Ph Sage 021 070 0656. Will reduce rent in exchange for regular gardening, building, cleaning.



NEW LISTING OPEN HOME: Sunday 2.30-3.30pm

NEW LISTING OPEN HOME: Sunday 1-1.30pm

PROPERTY WANTED / Rawa hiahia SINGLE, mature male looking for permanent accommodation. Have references. Ph 020 4120 0710. WANTED to rent, two- to three-bedroom home close to town. Please ph Kim 027 408 6204. HELP! We are the Jones’s. A family of four who are looking for a home to rent. A place for our two homeschooled boys to roam and be free. A garden to grow food in. Two-three bedrooms + shed. We are good people who can be trusted and depended on. If you know of, or can foresee a home for our family, please do get in touch. Ph 027 946 9868. URGENT. Professional couple in mid-30’s, working full time, looking for a cottage or one- to three-bedroom house between Takaka and Rockville. We do have a cat which is bird trained. Ph/txt 020 4112 7051.

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē ANATOKI SALMON. Land your own lunch or order from the menu. Open 7 days, 9am-4.30pm. Ph 525 7251. ARCHWAY CAFÉ, open for the season. Closed Tuesdays. Located beside the car park at Wharariki Beach. BRIGAND CAFÉ. Open 7 days from 11am. Providers of great food and live entertainment. 90 Commercial Street, Takaka. Ph 525 9636. COLLINGWOOD TAVERN. Open 7 days, 9.30am till late. Takeaways, bottle store, bar and bistro. Ph 524 8160.

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246 East Takaka Road, Takaka

61 Motupipi Street, Takaka

This 3-bedroom home is located in the East Takaka Valley, and enjoys privacy and views out towards the Western Ranges. The large 3450m2 section has a selection of fruit trees, a two-bay shed and ample parking. The home has a large open plan living area and spacious master bedroom. A separate sleepout gives extra workshop space or would make a great hobby room. A large picture window looks out over the neighbouring farm towards the ranges. See you at the open home on Sunday. www.goldenbayproperty.com Reference: 3779

Be prepared to love what you see when you enter this property. Three bedrooms, one bathroom and a whole fresh new interior. The new kitchen is now a light-filled space with great storage. The living area is flooded with natural light and has doors that open out in to the private backyard. A partially covered back deck allows for fantastic outdoor entertaining. Don’t hesitate here as this property will impress!

Contact Sarah-Jane Brown ph 0274 222 577

Contact Sarah-Jane Brown ph 0274 222 577

“Committed to Great Service and Honest Reliable Communication”


Licensed Agents REAA 2008. 50 Commercial Street, Takaka


Deadline Sale: Thursday 26 March, 2pm, not sold prior. www.goldenbayproperty.com Reference: 3775 “Committed to Great Service and Honest Reliable Communication”


Licensed Agents REAA 2008. 50 Commercial Street, Takaka

COURTHOUSE CAFÉ, Collingwood. Open 8am-4pm. Pizzas Saturday nights, 5-8pm. Ph 524 8194. CURRY LEAF. Open 7 days, 11.30am til late. Chef-made food, takeaway prices. Ph 525 8481. Phone orders welcome. DANGEROUS KITCHEN. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday-Saturday from 9am till 8.30pm. Closed Sundays. For bookings and takeaways ph 525 8686. DE-LISH DELICATESSEN. Sumptuous, delicious food. Lunches, catering, coffee, chocolate, cheeses and epicure items. Eat-in or take out. Downtown Takaka. Ph 525 7111. GARDEN SANCTUARY CAFÉ at Aroha Health Spa. Organic coffee, herbal teas, fresh juices, light meals and treats. Open Tuesday-Sunday from 9.30am, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. MAD CAFÉ & RESTAURANT, Collingwood. Open 8am-3pm, 5-8pm dinner. Tuesday nights: Fish ‘n chips, burgers, nachos, pizzas. Wednesday-Sunday: full menu. Bookings ph 524 8660. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 20 MARCH 2020


New Listing

You hear lifestyle blocks are time thieves - well not this one! Start your Ligar Bay love affair by building your Tiny Home, Beach Bach, or Holiday Home on the existing building platform, let mother nature carry on looking after the naturally occurring wetland area below. Or simply park up your caravan - no restrictive covenants here!

We’re contact conscious. Join in on the handshake shake-up. Our favourite alternatives:

Billy Kerrisk Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

53 Matenga Road, Ligar Bay

Jazz hands


New Listing

Very few coastal blocks remain vacant in Golden Bay - this one has Resource Consent to build a home and accessory buildings. The land comprises a relatively level dune system, with elevations of 4- 5m above mean high tide. Imagine the Grand Design Home and stunning landscaping you could create here in Pakawau!

Thumbs up Waving Bowing 1060 Collingwood-Puponga Road

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Viewing: Call for an onsite meeting www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20971

Tender: Closes 1pm 7th April 2020 Billy Kerrisk Limited Will not be sold prior Licensed (REAA 2008) Viewing: Call for an onsite meeting www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA209 75

Recent Testimonials "She went to great lengths to sell my house."


Vendor March 2020

For real estate agents, shaking hands is part of the gig, but for the next little while we’re shaking things up.

Billy Kerrisk Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

"Professional Proactive Very knowledgeable Good communication Great coordination Good team" Vendor February 2020 One Agent, One Team, One Result

Level 1, 11 Buxton Lane, Takaka | Office 03 525 7219 | 027 608 5606 | www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz | Billy Kerrisk EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē MOHUA EATERY & BAR, Pohara. Bookings ph 525 7057. NUGGET CAFÉ, Mangarakau, Westhaven. Open Friday-Sunday, 11am to 4.30pm. Ph 524 8051.

OLD SCHOOL CAFÉ, Pakawau. Open 4pm-late, Thursday, Friday. 11am-late, Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Ph 524 8457. PALMVILLE CAFÉ, Wainui Bay. Entry off Wainui Falls car park. Ph 525 8311. RATANUI LODGE. Elegant dining and premium NZ gin and tapas bar in Pohara. Open daily, 5pm-8pm. Set three-course menu changes daily - reservations essential by 12pm. www. ratanuilodge.com/menu. New tapas and gin menu in lounge or outside patio. Ph 525 7998. ROOTS BAR. Open 7 days, 11am-late. Gourmet wild burgers, open fire, good beer, good people. Ph 525 9592. STRAYBURGER: Burgers, salads, meals, shakes and more. Open 11am till late, Wednesday to Sunday, at The Telegraph Hotel. TAKAKA INFUSION, teahouse and bakery. Quality breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, European-style breads, espresso coffees, pastries and cakes. 30 Commercial St. Ph 525 7294. THE MUSSEL INN. Open 7 days, 11am til late.

TOTALLY ROASTED, Pohara, open 7 days for delicious counter food and cakes. Gluten-free options and daily menu available. Ph 525 9396. TOTOS CAFÉ PIZZERIA: Open 6 days from 10am to 6pm, weather permitting. Closed Fridays. Google or Facebook for updates. Ph 039 707 934, Totaranui hill.



restaurant café & bar

Open 7 days from 11am 90 Commercial St

bookings preferred (03)


525 9636

Billy Kerrisk Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Sans Souci Inn

Open for evening meals (2019/20 season) Menu 2019/20 (bookings essential) Mon Anatoki Salmon with a ginger miso dressing and a basmati and quinoa mix. Beetroot kimchi and a crunchy salad with orange and mint $37.00 Tue Lamb fillets with chargrilled Mediterranean vegetables and a salsa verde. Nutty quinoa and mesclun salad $37.00 Wed Roasted Beef Rump with chimmichurri drizzle (Mexican herb dressing). Spicy potato and kumara crush. Avocado cream and a mixed salad with a sun-dried tomato dressing $37.00 Thu Malaysian fish baked in a rendang marinade with cashew coconut sauce. Cardamom jasmine rice, fruity salsa and a summer salad $35.00 Fri Venison Fillet with boysenberries and a parsnip and potato gratin. Salad of mesclun, apples, fennel and orange pickle with hazelnut dressing $38.00 Sat Lamb Fillets with Chraimeh (an Eastern spiced tomato sauce). Creamy pumpkin/kumara with dukkha sprinkle and a nutty couscous salad with whipped feta $38.00 Sun Slow-cooked Beef Fillet topped with mixed mushrooms and parmesan crisp. Roasted root vegetables. Mesclun salad with beetroot, blue cheese and walnut dressing $38.00 All meals include a bread and olive oil starter. Vegetarian and gluten-free options on request. Half portions for children available. A choice of freshly-made desserts is available every night.

‘the good people place’

coffee, lunch, beers, burgers, dinner, wine, fire, beers, lunch, beers, burgers 11am - late - 7 days a week - All meals available takeaway -

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

Gourmet food & burgers, Open fire, Good beer, Good people. www.rootsbar.co.nz

Ph: 525 9592






Dinner is served at 7pm. Bookings essential until 4pm. We are fully licensed.

Friday nights 4 to 8pm

11 Richmond Road, Pohara, ph 525 8663 www.sanssouciinn.co.nz

Ph 525 9396.


NOW OPEN FROM 5pm Amazing food, wines, beers, and service

Collingwood Hills. Ph 524 8692

Takeaways available too.

Wholemeal Café Open Sat-Thurs 7.30-3.30 Fridays 7.30-8.30 Friday nights: Eat-in or take away. Ph 525 9426 13


UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

RELIABLE and trustworthy cleaner required for GB Community Mental Health, 34 Motupipi Street. Three to five hours each week, day and time is flexible. References and Police check required. Email application to: cmh@twm.org.nz COMMUNICATION and sales role, Tiny Lifestyle Eco-building Company. Living wage, part time, 18 hours/week. Please enquire for full job description. Apply by 31 March: simone@ tinylifestyle.co.nz STAFF, front-of-house, wanted for winter. Experience prefered. Apply in-store at The Brigand and ask for David.

Warehouse Assistant


We’re seeking an enthusiastic, fit, self-motivated person to join our dynamic Warehouse team in Collingwood.

“Jochen & Cass” TONIGHT from 6.30-8.30pm Ph 525 8686 for bookings and takeaways

Tasks include, but are not limited to, picking and packing orders, receiving orders and stock control.

Collingwood Area School Caretaker We are seeking a hardworking, reliable and multi-skilled person to join our team in Collingwood. This is a fulltime position commencing in late June 2020. Application package from: • • •

Email admin@cloud.collingwood-area.school.nz or Phone 03 524 8125 or The school office, 36 Lewis Street, Collingwood

For further enquiries contact Hugh Gully, principal

This position would suit someone who can work on a rotated roster between 6.30am and 10pm, Sunday to Friday. To request a job description or to send your CV and cover letter, please email: recruitment@healthpost.co.nz Applications close Monday, 30 March.

Coming events at

The Mussel Inn

CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAYS SACRED Heart Catholic faith community Takaka celebrate Mass on Sundays at 5pm, behind the historic church building in the former Catholic Hall. A warm welcome to all. CHRISTIAN Church of Golden Bay. Wednesday night service, 7pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall. Senior Pastor Phil Baker ph 525 8396. GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep” Jesus (John 10:11)

Sunday Service 10am

All Welcome ☺

Includes Kids Program

Pastor: Rodney Watson 027 511 4266 Includes Kids program 93 Commercial St, Takaka. www.godunlimited.org Ph: 5259 265

each Sunday, 10am at Takaka and 4.45pm at Collingwood. ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for morning worship at 10am. Rev Dr Don Fergus. Sermon: “A head on a plate. Not a pleasant party”

Kahurangi Christian Church Celebration Sunday : 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays each month, 10:30am at Anglican Hall, Haven Rd, Collingwood. Ph Robin & Lauren Swafford 524 8498. Community Connection: 2nd & 4th Sundays in various formats & localities. Ph Rowan Miller 021 106 8461.

QIGONG (chi-kung), 3pm, Puramahoi Hall. Ph 027 525 7426.

Sat 28th JOHN SANCHEZ-LLOYD AND PHIL DOUBLET – great blues and ragtime piano and guitar, $10 APRIL Wed 1st THE EAST POINTERS CANCELLED Thur 2nd QUIZ - 7.30pm, all welcome Sat 4th

LABRETTA SUADE and THE MOTEL 6, 8pm, $24.39 (tix @ eventfinda); $30 door

Tues 7th EURYDICE - a modern classic of story telling.. 7.30pm, $20 (tix @ eventfinda) Sun 12th J A C Q U I E WA LT E R S A N D J A M E S WILKINSON, $10 Thur 16th QUIZ - 7.30pm, all welcome Wed 22nd CAITLIN SMITH & ARO, 8pm, $15 door



MONDAY 23 MARCH ZUMBA: Exercise with a difference. Love music, love dance? Come join us, Mondays: Senior Citizens’ Hall 6-7pm with your instructor Maria. See Wednesday too.


Thur 23rd LIVE POETS - 7.30pm, all welcome Sat 25th DANIEL CHAMPAGNE POSTPONED Thur 30th QUIZ - 7.30pm, all welcome Wed 29th MAIRI CAMPBELL CANCELLED

Damn the virus!!

BADMINTON, GBHS gym, 7-9pm. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007.

20 5.00 Emma (PG) Comedy, Drama, Romance 8.00 La Belle Époque (M) NZIFF (Final) Comedy, French Sat 21 5.00 Sonic the Hedgehog (PG) Adventure 8.00 The Legend of Baron To’a (R13) NZ Comedy Sun 22 1.00 NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy (M) $25/20 5.00 Mr Jones (M) NZIFF (Final) Drama, True Story 8.00 The Professor and the Madman (M) Drama Mon 23 8.00 Emma (PG) Jane Austen’s classic Tue 24 8.00 The Lighthouse (R16) Horror, Drama Wed 25 5.00 The Professor and the Madman (M) True Story 8.00 For Sama (R16) NZIFF (Final) Syria, War Doco Thu 26 2.00 Matinee: Emma (PG) 8.00 A Hidden Life (PG) USA Drama, True Story Fri 27 5.00 The Biggest Little Farm (G) NZIFF encore 8.00 The Legend of Baron To’a (R13) NZ Action Sat 28 5.00 A Hidden Life (PG) WWII 8.00 Births, Deaths and Marriages (M) NZ Dramedy Sun 29 5.00 The Professor and the Madman (M) Ireland 8.00 The Biggest Little Farm (G) NZIFF encore (Final) (NZIFF – New Zealand International Film Festival) Fri

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

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COMMUNITY AND WHANAU MONTHLY MEETING. This month’s meeting, which was to include the Community Organisation Grant Scheme public meeting, has been cancelled. .


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

Programmes to listen out for

WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH COSTUME HIRE. Playhouse, Park Avenue, 7-8.30pm. After hours ph Joan 525 8338 or Diane 525 8097, evenings. ZUMBA. Collingwood Sunday School Hall 6-7pm. See Monday. ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10am12.30pm, Onekaka Hall.

THURSDAY 26 MARCH DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 9-11am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007. MENZSHED - NEW TO GOLDEN BAY. Meet at the Wholemeal at 1.30pm to discuss “where to from here?”

LATER EVENTS HOLISTIC PULSING TRAINING COURSE, module one on 4-5 April, (HHT- NZQA- level 5). For more information or registration, please contact Berdina Brinkman, Aroha Health Spa, ph 525 8870.

Your Best Life – With Mouxsie Moux and Paula. A new programme: Real discussions about real life issues on a local and global scale. There will be knowlegeable guests and the ability to phone in to join our discussions. Thursday 8-9pm, replayed Tuesday midday. Proudly sponsored by Kelly at Unlimited Copies. Fetu o Samoa – Manu Talamaivao and Pulea Ifopo cover Pacific Island news from Samoa including discussions on health, education, politics and current affairs. Included is Island music and giveaways. Every Monday at 5pm, repeating Wednesday morning at 4am. Fresh Start Tuesday with Bob Saunders – My Show is about life....I’ll share some life experiences, the good, bad and ugly of it all with regular guests, interviews and life stories. “Its life Jim but not as we know it.” Those little voices in your head that are always asking questions.. it’s time to answer them on Fresh Start with Bob Saunders, and hey what else is there to do between 7 and 9 on a Tuesday!

www.freshfm.net THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 20 MARCH 2020



QUILT28SHOW Saturday and Sunday 29 March, 10am-4pm

Golden Bay Easter Fair

Wakefield School SATURDAY 28thHall, & Edward Street, Wakefield


What does it mean to you? Do you know how you'll vote?

$3pp, all welcome. Refreshments available for purchase. SUNDAY 29TH MARCH


Rec Park Centre, Golden Bay 12 April 2020 10am - 3pm


Motupipi Sandspit Wilding 10.00AM – 4.00PM Tree Working Bee 10.00AM – 4.00PM Edward Street, Wakefield



Find out about this September's


$3.00pp – ALL WELCOME

Help towards the restoration of Motupipi Sandspit by pulling sycamore and pine seedlings.


For more information, or to book a stall, contact Laura on 027 525 9233 or visit www.recparkcentre.co.nz/events/golden-bay-easter-fair

Also able to be purchased on site

Refreshments, in support of ongoing pool development, by Wakefield School & Community Pool Committee

Free, non-political public presentation by

Sun 22nd March 9.30-12.30

Suzy Austen

(wet day option Sun 29th March – check www.facebook.com/ProjectMohua for cancellations)

visiting from Wellington ~~~~~

Meet Takaka Golf Course at 9.30 am (to enable car-pooling to the sandspit)

No sales talk; only the facts

Morning tea provided


Please bring water, suitable clothing, gloves, loppers or retractable handsaws.


Van Diemen Street, Nelson

For further information see article in 13th March GB Weekly or contact projectmohua@tet.org.nz

Sunday 29 March, 2pm Information: (03) 543-2602

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

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Tuesday: Southwesterlies, gusty west of Parapara at first. Showers over Kahurangi, clearing. Fine and cloudy periods elsewhere.



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Monday: Southwesterlies. A few showers over Kahurangi, mainly fine elsewhere.


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

PHONE 525 9419

Sunday: Westerlies tending southwest. A few showers about Farewell, dry elsewhere.

digitalis 2 electric boogaloo!!

Camp Shop 8am to 8pm


Saturday: Easterlies tending northerly by afternoon. Dry at first but cloud increasing and some rain likely from later in the afternoon.

Saturday 4th April

Cabins + powered and non-powered camping - ph 524 8308


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Ph: (03) 525 8800


Beachfront at Patons Rock. This 1980’s beach home, with a sep. consented unit, has fab. sea views & lots of spacious living. 2 bdrms/2 bthrms & a small bunk room in the main house & a self-contained holiday cottage great options Ref: GB3776



Annie Telford 027 249 1408


This 3.9ha (nearly 10acres) lifestyler is less that 10mins drive from Takaka Town & offers 2 dwellings! Immaculately presented inside & out. So much to see here so give me a call to view. Great property for extended family or friends… Ref: GB3768

OPEN HOME Saturday 21st 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sunday 22nd 11.00 - 11.30am


Deadline Sale: 2pm (Unless Sold Prior)

Beautifully presented, 3A Watino Place Pohara is ready for a new owner. 4 bedrooms, ensuited master bedroom, spacious open plan living. This property can preferably come fully furnished!!! There are limited viewing times due to holiday rentals so call me for more info. Vendors will look at offers after first open home, so this could be sold prior to deadline date of 2nd April. Don’t dilly dally! Call me asap or come to my Open Homes this weekend. Ref: GB3777 Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577 or sarah@goldenbayproperty.com





D/L: 15/04/20 (USP)

Want to wake up to this vista in the morning? Architecturally, refurbished holiday home & “state of the art” treehouse +2 yurts, sleeps up to 18 family or friends. Possible rental income? Hot tubs, pizza oven & deck to the beach esplanade make this a perfect place for entertaining. Magical evenings & glorious sunsets…Tata beachfront is rarely for sale…Call me for info. Ref: GB3778 Annie Telford 027 249 1408 or annie@goldenbayproperty.com



Paul McConnon 0275 042 872

Fabulous family investment! Let me help with your property portfolio. Listed & SOLD by Paul McConnon 0275 042 872


598 TAK-COLLINGWOOD HWY This 4ha property at Puramahoi with a large 2 storey 5 bdrm, Summerhill Stone home & park-like grounds, has great earning potential from B&B & orchard. A 3-bay shed for orchard equip. & vehicles, sheep shearing, & fenced paddocks. Ref: GB3741


Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840

James Mackay 027 359 0892

This longstanding 3 bdrm family home has been lovingly cared for by the same family for the last 72 years. A private back yard for the kids & close to schools & town. Make your own family memories here. View by appt only so call me. Ref: GB3766

Price: 1.8m+GST (if any)

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This 7ha lifestyle property has potential for a new owner! The property produces quality fruit from its hundreds of trees: avocados, citrus & nut trees. Includes a 3bdrm dwelling + several other accommo. options. Call me for further info. Ref: GB3760

Located in Rockville, just a few minutes drive from Collingwood & you will find great value for money! 3 bd/2 bth, (1 ensuite) modern home + 60m2 sleepout, dble glazed, logfire, heat pump so much on 1619m2. Call me to check it out! Ref: GB3749

James Mackay 027 359 0892

James Mackay 027 359 0892


Price: $485,000

$1.3m+GST (if any)





Elevation, privacy, views, energy self sufficiency, 3 bdrms, spacious, vaulted ceilings, macrocarpa timber features, plentiful water supply, orchard, berry & veggie gardens are just some of the winning features of this 13ha property…… Ref: GB3740

27 COMMERCIAL ST, TAKAKA $220,000+GST (IF ANY) Here is your chance to become your own boss...what a gift!! Earn a good income from this popular giftware business right in the middle of town. Full financials available. James Mackay 027 359 0892 Ref: GBC3759

Sharon McConnon Sales Manager 0275 258 255

Paul McConnon Salesperson 0275 042 872

Price: $1.325m

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 Annie Telford Salesperson 0272 491 408

Sarah-Jane Brown Salesperson 0274 222 577

114 COMMERCIAL ST, TAKAKA $640,000+GST (IF ANY)GC This popular backpackers can accomm. 18 guests who can also relax on the large rear lawn or TV/pool room. Recent dble glazing thru’out & newly painted kitchen area. Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 Ref: GBC3739 James Mackay Principal / AREINZ / B.Com

027 359 0892

Belinda J Barnes Agent / AREINZ 021 236 2840

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The Golden Bay Weekly - 20 March 2020  

The Golden Bay Weekly - 20 March 2020