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Friday 27 March 2020

Leaders coordinate support

No more business as usual: Commercial Street, Takaka at 9.30am on Wednesday morning, hours before lockdown. Photo: Anita Peters. JO RICHARDS

By the time the Government declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, Golden Bay was already setting up systems to deal with the coronavirus crisis. On Tuesday afternoon some order emerged from the chaos of the impending lock-down. At the Rec Centre around 20 community leaders assembled for the first meeting of the Community Coordination Group (CCG). Their goal: To achieve coordinated efforts for the vulnerable and to share, coordinate and channel information about volunteer networks. The instigator of the initiative is General Manager Te Whare Mahana Trust Tony Keatley, who identified the need for a coordinated and compassionate approach to managing the support networks that will help the Golden Bay community get through the crisis. The group is made up of representatives from the following organisations: GB Community Board, TDC, GB Community Health, FreshChoice, Mohua Social Services, WINZ, GB schools, DOC, Civil Defence, Police and GB Pharmacy. One of the key outputs of the meeting is the decision to adopt a hierarchy of responses,

starting with “natural” support structures, such as neighbours, phone trees and Facebook groups as well as the more formal U3A, Age Concern and Lions. “A lot of people are already connected,” says Tony, “We want them to access and activate their local support networks. This is so important moving forward.” Stepping up a level in the hierarchy, Tony says that the CCG is seeking to coordinate an army of volunteers to provide support to vulnerable members of the community. Tony explains these volunteers will be tasked to deliver food and medicines, and says coordination is key. “Mohua Social Services will act as a hub, matching volunteers with those who need them.” MSS will continue to operate the food bank and is seeking donations of food and cash to meet rising demand. To prevent staff being overwhelmed, Tony urges people to contact MSS by phone or email if possible. “They will be open Monday to Friday 10am-12pm.” Staff at Golden Bay Pharmacy are playing a crucial role in keeping the Bay supplied with essential medicines and they have teamed up

with Community Mental Health who will use volunteers to deliver to vulnerable residents, if their natural support networks are unable to help. Tony stresses the need to respect the support hierarchy. “We will try to reserve the volunteers for the most vulnerable and isolated; this will be especially important should there be a community outbreak, which we think is likely.” The top level in the hierarchy is the range of professional services, such as medical staff, and the tiered structure is designed to prevent them from being overwhelmed. “It’s to take the pressure off,” says Tony. Although most of the focus in the COVID-19 battle is on physical well-being, Tony says that the anxieties and experience of forced isolation will take its toll on mental health, and this is a particular concern for youth. “They will struggle in social isolation.” He points out that anxiety is being stoked by fear mongering, fake news and the conspiracy theories that are infecting social media. “People should take their information from the Government’s information website.” Continued on page 2

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COVID-19 has led to an unprecedented use of the word “unprecedented” but that just reflects the nature of the microscopic beast that is causing havoc across the world. While the world is battling to protect its way of life, here in a little corner of Aotearoa, The GB Weekly is determined to play its small part in helping our local community get through. To our readers: We know that people are becoming isolated and many businesses have closed down, but we will do our best to keep you connected, informed and entertained. Our printer is continuing to print, our courier Tony Gillan is still driving over the Hill and rural delivery drivers are keeping going along with our agents. For as long as this is the case, you will receive your GB Weekly in your mailbox every Friday. While there is clearly going to be a lot of serious news, we would like to mix it up with lighter content, so please let us know if you have a story for us. As our entire team is working from home, we may not be able to talk to you in person, so we will use phone, email and online video as appropriate. And, while we are all working in our virtual bubbles, the paper will be in real, hard copy. To our advertisers: We thank you for your support and totally understand that most businesses will not want to advertise during the lockdown period – and we don’t want you to spend your money with us when you are receiving no return. For those businesses and essential services still operating, we remind you that nothing reaches out to our community like The GB Weekly. So please consider us as a platform to spread your messages. We have often said, that without you there would be no GB Weekly – and this is true, but in the short term, irrespective of our advertising revenue we will continue to publish. And we will be there for you when we have all got through this crisis and we return to some kind of normality. Take care, be kind: We are lucky to be living in a rural environment and in such a close community which is now coming together to provide essential support to those in need. But we can’t let agencies and volunteers carry the entire burden; we all need to look after our neighbours, take care of each other and be kind. Jo Richards, Charlotte Richards, Nicola Wells

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Continued from page 1 Tony advises anyone feeling down, anxious, a bit overwhelmed or just needing to chat to someone should contact New Zealand Counselling Service by calling 1737. “The service is available 24/7 and provides social support for individuals. They can make triage decisions to refer people to the relevant service; it’s important that we don’t overwhelm local services.” The CCG will conduct regular virtual meetings during the lock-down period with an online session scheduled for next Tuesday afternoon. To volunteer for the support initiative or to donate food and/or cash to the foodbank, contact Mohua Social Services on 525 9728 or email: maria@mohuasocialservices.org.nz

New measures at GBCH

Schematic outlining the application process for the Government’s wage subsidy. Graphic: Ministry of Social Development. JO RICHARDS

Health measures set up in Golden Bay to combat COVID-19 include a cabin placed outside the health centre to allow the safe assessment of people with symptoms, away from other patients in waiting rooms. There is no freedom of entry through the main health centre doors and new arrivals are required to preferably phone first, and then on arrival communicate their concerns through the reception desk window. In an effort to reduce the strain on our frontline health services, people with COVID-19 symptoms are asked to phone Healthline or their GP first. Photo: Anita Peters.

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As the country goes into lock-down and businesses, including many in Golden Bay, are forced to shut up shop, the Government is providing support for employers and their staff in the form of wage subsidies. The subsidy is designed to help employers retain staff and to ensure the future viability of the business. The scheme appears to be working; successful applicants are already starting to see the cash roll in. Payments are made from the $9.3billion wage subsidy component of the Government’s $16.3billion COVID-19 business support package. The figures are mind-boggling, but breaking it down to the individual level makes it easier to comprehend; Eligible employers will be paid $585.80 per week for full-time staff and $350 for part-time workers. The payments are available for 12 weeks and paid in a lump sum. Businesses can only receive the subsidy once. Who can apply? All New Zealand employers, contractors, sole traders, self-employed people, registered charities and incorporated societies can apply for the subsidy provided the following criteria are met: • The business must be registered and operating in New Zealand • Employees must be legally working in New Zealand • The business must have experienced a minimum 30% decline in actual or predicted revenue over the period of a month when compared with the same month last year, and that decline is related to COVID-19 • The business must have taken active steps to mitigate the impact of COVID-19

• The business must make best efforts to retain employees and pay them a minimum of 80% of their normal income for the subsidised period Making an application: See graphic (above) for an outline of the procedure. Applications must be made online to Work and Income New Zealand, and include the following information: • Employer’s IRD number • Business name • Business address • Names of employees • Employee IRD numbers • Contact details for the business and its employees On receipt of the application, WINZ will check whether it qualifies for the subsidy and a representative will phone to ask for further information if required. If the application is approved, the applicant will receive an email and a text to confirm payment has been made. Nonsuccessful applicants will also be notified of the outcome. One successful applicant in Golden Bay, whose accommodation business has been hit hard by a flood of cancelled bookings, is impressed with the speed and simplicity of the process. “I did apply for COVID-19 support as l have two staff; I have laid off casual staff. The online application was simple and took five minutes and l received the payout two days later. It is so much easier to apply for than with the Gita support package. That application took ages to complete and I got zero financial support, so l am grateful this is simple and they have delivered what they said they would for once.” For more information and to make an application, go to: https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/

All freedom camping sites close

Closed: Rocks placed by TDC at the entrance to Taupata freedom camping site. Photo: Charlotte Richards. Working from home: The GB Weekly editor getting towards the end of the day - and his tether!

Whether we are working, home schooling or simply chilling, just about all of us are locked down at home. If you’d like to share your experience of self-isolation, please send us a photo and a brief description of how you are spending your days. We will then publish a selection in next week’s issue. Send your photos and text to: admin@gbweekly.co.nz by Tuesday lunchtime. 2

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Freedom camping in Golden Bay is the latest casualty of the COVID-19 outbreak. Following weeks, if not months, of mounting criticism over Tasman District Council’s management of freedom camping, the coronavirus has achieved what reasoned argument failed to do – close sites at Waitapu Bridge and Taupata Gravel Reserve. TDC’s announcement came on Tuesday in a press release which stated: “In the interests of controlling the numbers of people in one location and helping to reduce the risk of

spreading the COVID-19 virus, Tasman District Council will be closing down designated freedom camping spots in Tasman District once the alert level moves to Level 4 at midnight on Wednesday 25 March.” Dennis Bush-King, TDC’s environment and planning manager, acknowledged that Golden Bay’s freedom camping areas were not marked out in a way where campers could keep at a safe distance and access was essentially uncontrolled. He added that the council were advising campers of the pending change and that arrangements would be in place to restrict access when Alert Level 4 comes into effect. With commercial campgrounds and other accommodation providers shutting down, freedom campers were left with a rapidly dwindling number of options. All campgrounds in Golden Bay are now closed. Manager of the Top 10 site at Pohara John Tate said the took the decision to close so as not to overwhelm local services. “Golden Bay wouldn’t have the resources if things went wrong.” The council’s message had clearly got around to the campers and, by early on Wednesday morning, only a handful were still in the Bay - 11 vans at Waitapu Bridge, three in Motupipi carpark, a couple at the Visitor Centre and a solitary car at Taupata. Once these final visitors vacated the Waitapu and Taupata sites later on Wednesday, the toilets were removed and rocks placed in the entranceway. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 27 MARCH 2020


Supermarket responding to crisis

The supermarket was not so busy on Wednesday and customers were well guided into the checkouts. Photo: Anita Peters. REBECCA HAYTER

As COVID-19 has spread since mid-March, one of the places most under pressure in Takaka has been FreshChoice. What used to be a slow, social stroll to pick up groceries now feels more like a gauntlet to be run. The high volume of customers means often having to break the health protocols in place, such as not touching the same surfaces and not being too close – but it’s an essential errand for most people. It is also frustrating, tearfully so for some, as panic-buying has destocked many product lines. The four-week lockdown announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday, 23 March will do much to relieve the pressure. The supermarket will remain open but customer numbers are expected to reduce therefore lowering risk of contagion. The GB Weekly spoke to Anthony Tait, manager of FreshChoice in Takaka, on the morning of Monday, 23 March, before Alert Level 4 was announced. He said panic buying had been a major issue, but it finally appeared to have eased – but he also warned that the COVID-19 situation was evolving by the hour. He was right. The announcement of Alert Level 4 sparked a resurgence in panic-buying that evening over confusion that supermarkets would be closed during the four-week lockdown. “People aren’t being quite so selfish but we still can’t get a lot of stuff,” Anthony says. “The impact on New Zealand as a whole is too overwhelming and our warehouses need time to get on top of it. There are huge demands on freight as well, but it will get better in time.” Anthony admits he and his staff are feeling the pressure. The good news is that FreshChoice has fast-tracked plans to introduce online shopping—originally planned for May— operating within a week or two. It will make shopping easier and safer for customers and for FreshChoice staff.

However, customers are expected to adhere to Government protocols. FreshChoice has been supplying antibacterial wipes for people to clean the handle of their trolleys before shopping. However, the wipes are in short supply and Anthony says some people are pulling off several at a time, meaning there are no wipes for later customers. Commonsense says take your own cleaning system. Take some paper towels to the supermarket along with some antibacterial wipe, an alcohol-based or bleach-based solution and clean your own trolley. It’s also recommended that you clean your car steering wheel. Many household disinfectant sprays will kill bacteria but not viruses – so a bleach or alcoholbased solution is best. The protocols around hand-washing remain essential anywhere you interact with other people and the spaces they have touched. Carry a bottle of water, soap, a bowl and a clean hand towel with you in the car; wash your hands before entering the supermarket or other shops and on return to your car. Avoid touching your face. Inside the supermarket, use your trolley as a tool to maintain a safe distance between yourself and other people. If someone is already selecting an item, wait for them to move on before selecting an adjacent item to maintain space. The fewer people in the supermarket, the better, says Anthony. “Don’t bring your kids in, just send in one person. It will reduce the numbers hugely at any one time.” His main message to his customers: “Please be patient. We won’t run out of food if people are calm and not trying to take everything at once. We’re all in it together so everyone has got to play their part.” See notice on page 7 for details of opening hours and instructions on visiting the supermarket.

Work to cease on all non-essential state highway activities SUBMITTED

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency confirms that all nonessential work on state highways will cease from 11:59pm on March 25, in line with the announcement that New Zealand’s COVID-19 response has moved to Alert Level 4. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that the current night closures of Takaka Hill Road will cease immediately for the foreseeable future. The road is open to one lane of traffic controlled by traffic lights day and night. “Capital works on state highway projects are not classified as essential services, and we have advised contractors and sub-contractors to make arrangements for work to shut down from tomorrow,” says Brett Gliddon, Waka Kotahi General Manager Transport Services. Mr Gliddon says some critical state highway maintenance work and emergency works will continue, and staff will also be THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 27 MARCH 2020

maintained in traffic control operations centres, to ensure that the state highway network remains safe for essential travel. Waka Kotahi will ensure that all temporarily closed worksites on the state highway network remain safe for road users, and appropriate traffic management measures will be in place. Mr Gliddon says while there will be an impact on the timelines for some projects, the effect of the shutdown on specific projects wouldn’t be known for some time. “Our immediate focus is on ensuring the health and safety of workers and the wider community during this very difficult time. We are committed to doing our part as New Zealand comes together to respond to this unprecedented challenge.” Keep up to date with: journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic; ph: 0800 44 44 49; Facebook: facebook.com/TransportAgency

POLICE REPORT

This COVID-19 has suddenly got very real and I hope everyone is taking it seriously. • Be kind to each other. Stay in touch by phone or email. Keep your social distancing. Stay active. Try not to worry about things outside your control. Follow the government’s advice. • You will see us out and about doing community reassurance patrolling and we will continue to be here if you need us. • At some stage it will be likely police stations’ public counters will be closed to walk-ins in an effort to stem the spread of the virus and to keep us frontline staff safer. Rest assured that we are still working. Remember your options for reporting crime; either phone 105 or online at 105.police.govt.nz If it is an emergency and happening now, phone 111. • For information on what you can and can’t do during these four or more weeks of Level 4 isolation go to www.covid19.govt.nz • The Ministry of Health is the lead agency in our country’s fight to eliminate this pandemic. • If you discover someone who should be self-isolating, either because they have the virus or have been in contact with someone who has had it, or have arrived in the country in the last two weeks, please report them by email to NHCCselfisolation@health.govt.nz – creating a social media frenzy is not helpful. The Ministry of Health will then investigate and call for police assistance if required. “We’re all in this together” are the words from the Prime Minister. Do your bit to stay safe. We can do this. Did I mention wash your hands regularly?!

Important information for anglers and hunters SUBMITTED BY FISH & GAME NZ

The Government’s clear intention at this stage is that fishing and hunting are prohibited during the Alert Level 4 lockdown period. If and when we receive other advice from the Government we will change our position. Therefore, Fish & Game New Zealand are urging all anglers and hunters to do the right thing and stay at home while New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level Four. ““The advice we have is that at Alert Level 4 anglers and hunters should not undertake activities that expose them and others to higher levels of risk. We are also advised that DOC huts and campsites are closed as they do not meet minimum separation requirements,” says Fish & Game New Zealand Chief Executive Martin Taylor. New Zealand Search and Rescue (NZSAR) is asking people to stick to simple outdoor exercise and avoid areas where they could get lost or require search and rescue. NZSAR want to ensure that emergency services are available to help those in the greatest need. Fishing and hunting, even close to home, inherently carry a degree of risk and it is important for anglers and hunters not to further burden our emergency services and healthcare system. Staying in and around home is simply the right thing to do. “It is heart-breaking to not be able to spend time in the outdoors, especially as for many of us this is our main way to destress, but we all have our part to play to beat COVID-19,” Mr Taylor says. The Level 4 lockdown period is scheduled to end prior to the start of the game bird season, and if we are all responsible during the next four weeks the game bird season is on. We ask for your patience while we piece together the complexities of what we are facing. In particular, we will have further advice on pegging day as soon as possible. It is our intention to give anglers and hunters ongoing updates on our Facebook page and website. 3


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Coronavirus

Managing uncertainty and fear around COVID-19

KEEP UP TO DATE but stick to credible information sources, such as www.covid19.govt.nz

FOCUS ON THINGS YOU CAN CONTROL Wash your hands, get your flu vaccine and practice physical distancing

KEEP CONNECTED to friends and family and support each other. Phone, text, talk over the fence or visit (keep 2m apart)

HEAD OUTSIDE IF YOU CAN Physical activity and natural surroundings makes you feel better

KEEP IT IN PERSPECTIVE For most people, COVID-19 will be flu-like symptoms

KEEP DOING THE THINGS YOU ENJOY to make you feel happy and calm

TAKE A BREAK from social media and be selective about what you follow

INVOLVE YOUR KIDS Make a plan, teach kids how they can help, follow routines and be available to them

CONSIDER ASKING TO CHANGE THE SUBJECT, if you’re finding the COVID-19 conversation overwhelming

TE WAIORA

SUPPORT OPTIONS: • COVID-19 Health Advice. If you are worried you (or your whānau) have symptoms of Coronavirus, phone 0800 358 5453. Other medical advice 0800 611 116 • 1737 - National Telephone Counselling Service. Available 24/7. Text or call • Travel enquiries: www.safetravel.govt.nz Nelson Marlborough • Up-to-date info: www.covid19.govt.nz • Check out some mindfulness apps such as: Headspace, Calm, Insight Timer

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BUSINESS NOTICES/ESSENTIAL SERVICES ANATOKI Salmon. Buy your fresh and smoked Anatoki salmon online. Premium quality and very competitive pricing and shipping options. Please buy local. Thanks for your support, be safe and look after each other. www.anatokisalmon.co.nz.

Golden Bay Dental Centre

FRESHCHOICE supermarket, see notice on next page. SUE’S Shop, Waitapu Road, is open daily from 8am-6pm. Social distancing protocols must be followed. One entrance/exit doorway will be operating. One person in at a time, please. TOP Shop Dairy, closed.

Pipeworx will be closed for the duration of the Level 4 COVID-19 alert, as per Government recommendations. We will still be available in limited capacity for essential services to support our community. Please get in contact as below: John – 027 432 0873 Email – shop@pipeworx.co.nz Or check our Facebook page for updates: www.facebook.com/pipeworxtakaka/ Stay safe

Ministry of Health, Dental Council and Professional Associations' joint statement: COVID-19 update

UPDATE OF SERVICES Considering recent events, the RSC Country Store and Veterinary Clinic will be closed to normal business as of 5pm on Tuesday 24 March. OUR VET CLINIC WILL ONLY be contactable by phone to make vet appointments for URGENT and EMERGENCY companion animal care and farm visits. Our doors will not be open for people to call in without an appointment. If you need repeat prescriptions, pet food, etc, please phone and we will organise your order and an appropriate time for collection. During all interactions we will be following strict hygiene and physical separation. Please don’t be offended, we are doing all we can to keep both you and us safe. Please take care and enjoy spending some quality time with your pets. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these trying times. Phone 525 8011.

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As you are already aware the Prime Minister has announced New Zealand is now at Level 4 for COVID-19 alert, Eliminate - Likely that disease is not contained. Therefore, the Ministry of Health, Dental Council and the New Zealand Dental Association require all nonessential and elective dental services be suspended immediately to reduce community spread, including to yourself, our staff and our patients. All emergency treatment** and relief of pain which cannot be managed by medications, should continue with appropriate precautions taken. Health and safety are always important for us at Golden Bay Dental Centre. We already had high standards and safety protocols that comply with the World Health Organisation and Ministry of Health guidelines. Since COVID-19 we have now put in place several additional protocols according to the guidelines, to help ensure we work in the safest environment possible while we treat our emergency patients. We open this Friday (27 March) for EMERGENCY APPOINTMENT only - ph 525 8340

What are the additional things we are doing? •

Patient pre-screening before arrival at the practice for their appointment

On arrival at the practice

**Emergency treatment includes oral-facial trauma, significant infection, prolonged bleeding or pain.

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Note from Ian & the Happy Hens Egg supply is good and will remain so. Distribution may become a problem but will continue as usual in the meantime. Best wishes from us, tanglewood@scorch.co.nz / 525 9038

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This is an update to reassure the community about how we will be continuing to offer our services.

SUBMISSION OF A WHAKAARO We welcome readers to submit a whakaaro. Please contact us with your idea first.

Things are operating differently, but we have a plan of how we can still remain available to people who need us.

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The editor reserves the right to make final decisions on layout of submitted ads. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information in this publication, The GB Weekly does not accept any responsibility for errors or omissions or for any consequences arising from reliance on information published. The content of submitted material is not necessarily endorsed by the owners. Copies can be bought and we have a subscription service.

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Our office will be staffed Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 10am and 12pm for Food Parcels and limited personal contact In order to keep everyone safe we would encourage phone contact whenever possible please. Our phones will be checked regularly all week, feel free to leave a message if we can offer assistance. We are not a crisis service, but will respond as quickly as we are able. Phone 525 9728. Thank you for the wonderful food donations coming from the community and our local hospitality industry to our Food Bank. The offers of help are also amazing. We can do this together, please keep an eye on your neighbours and know that we can be contacted if needed.

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BUSINESS NOTICES/ESSENTIAL SERVICES

Our operating hours are 8am – 7pm.

From Saturday 28 March we will be reserving 8am-9am daily for senior citizens to shop in a safer environment.

Please maintain social distancing of 2m and be aware of queuing guidelines at checkouts.

There are limits on the amount of people we can have in the supermarket so you may have to que outside. Please don’t come in groups and don’t bring in your children.

There is a limit of 2 items per person throughout the store (except produce and baby food)

We are in the process of setting up online shopping and deliveries. We are hoping to have this in action by next week. This is being rushed through so please be patient while we get our heads around the system.

Please take this situation seriously. Shopping is not a time to be social, be fast and efficient with your shopping. Do not come to the supermarket if you are sick. If our staff get sick you will have no supermarket. Thank you for your understanding please keep yourself safe, others safe and our staff safe.

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All the best from Rosemary and the team.

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UPDATE – COVID-19 As we move to Level 4 status the following will come into effect: Your appointments at GBCH will be either a phone consult or virtual consult as much as is possible.

Customers wait for prescriptions from the side window of the pharmacy. Photo: Anita Peters.

TO THE PEOPLE OF GOLDEN BAY

If you feel you have a concern that needs to be addressed on the same day, please phone first using our new GP triage system and we will call you back and make a plan with you to receive the care you need. If you are acutely unwell or have a medical emergency please call 111 or present to the medical centre as previously.

We ask for your patience, kindness and understanding during this difficult time.

Your medication All script repeats you request and all new scripts we prescribe, will be sent to Golden Bay Pharmacy unless otherwise requested by you. Golden Bay Pharmacy will continue to offer a dispensary service including delivery options, but with the appropriate social distancing measures in place.

ACCESS TO MEDICINE • Golden Bay Medical Centre now fax all scripts to us. You do not need to collect the paper script. • If your medicine is NOT urgent, it will be dispensed in the usual timeframe. This means it will be ready for you to collect before your current medicine runs out, but not earlier

Our residents Please know that there will be no access to the rest home, this includes family members, friends and volunteers. Please call us to discuss the option of a ‘virtual’ rest home visit with your friend or loved one.

• We will txt or call you once your medicines are ready to collect • We will dispense as quickly as we can, prioritising scripts based on the information provided by your doctor

We realise that these are uncertain times but these measures are being implemented to protect our community and our staff. We thank you all for your understanding. We are confident that if we work together to support each other we will achieve the best possible outcomes for everyone.

• If your medicine is critically urgent i.e. you need it in the next 12 hours, please allow 6 hours for us to get it ready for you • You can call us for all repeat prescriptions, we will let you know when you should come in to pick these up. If we see you have a repeat that is due to expire, we will contact you to ask if you need it.

Kia Kaha GBCH management team.

THE SHOP To minimise risk and provide safe social distancing to protect the vulnerable in our community and our staff, we have implemented the following measures: • Restricting access to the shop by serving you from the doorway and side window.

COVID-19 UPDATE

• We ask you to observe social distancing rules whilst waiting. Keep a 2-metre gap between each other.

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• We are installing a perspex cover to the window opening, this is to protect our team.

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• If you are sick, STAY AT HOME • Stay 2 metres away from each other • Look out for your neighbours, especially the elderly or immuno-compromised, they might need help collecting their medicines from us. CALL THEM • Take extra care of your body; enjoy the beautiful sunshine, eat well and keep up some form of regular exercise. For up-to-date information on Covid19 go to www.covid19.govt.nz

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NATURE DIARY

LE T TERS C19

CYNTHIA McCONVILLE

A long ribbon of black and white occupies the beach. Torea, the South Island pied oystercatchers are feeding at the waters edge. Their loud peeps sound like someone squeezing a bathtub full of rubber ducks. Large, solidly built waders with tuxedo-like plumage, long orange bills and stocky pink legs, we birders call them SIPOs. Golden Bay’s extensive estuaries and large tidal flats provide a rich food source for oystercatchers. The most numerous shorebird species on our coastline, SIPOs make up 69 per cent of our shorebird population in the summer and 84 per cent of our shorebird population in winter (Schuckard/Melville). Their presence in such large numbers in Golden Bay gives parts of our coastline international significance. Golden Bay also plays an important part in these birds’ lives by being what is referred to as a staging post. The Bay is a stopover point for the SIPOs’ national migration. After nesting and raising their young on the South Island’s rivers, SIPOs migrate from their breeding grounds to feeding grounds in the North Island. While many of these birds leave Golden Bay after building up strength for their flight north, large numbers remain here over winter. Juveniles can be identified by the brownish tinge to their plumage. It’s fitting to celebrate these birds. South Island pied oystercatchers are found only in New Zealand and they bring Golden Bay international recognition.

WHAKAARO: COVID-19 MIKE SCOTT

Is this the tipping point? Should we be thanking COVID-19 for showing us outsourcing our lives to other countries was not a good idea? When the labels on almost anything say “Made in China” why did we never think that one day China may not be there to rescue us, let alone actually want to rescue us. Australia might not be there to send us wheat. Korea to send us shoes. We thought that because Asian labour was so cheap we could make lots of cash by using that labour and selling their products here at a juicy mark up. Our leather tanneries expired, our shoe manufacturers disappeared, our garment factories closed down. Cast your eyes around the room you are now sitting in for anything made in New Zealand. This is globalisation, or was globalisation. Globalisation has brought us markets for milk and pine trees, making money over there to bring lots of products here. And it has built for us a mighty fragile system, open to collapse any time. Is this it? Together with bright shiny products from overseas we got Asian wasps. We also got varroa mite and Chilean needlegrass, didymo, potato psyllid, white fly, kiwifruit PSA, and Mycoplasma bovis. We made lots of bright shiny money and left our environment in crisis. And now we have a virus which is turning out to be bigger than any political system, not able to be manipulated by any press, showing us how we might have to be more self-reliant. Not expecting other countries to rush to our support. When all is said and done, every other country is going to be most interested in keeping their resources for their own populations, not sending their stuff downunder to us. Golden Bay is in a good position to be self-reliant but we need to learn better how to do it. We can grow grain, but can we do it without imported fertiliser and energy. Could the Cobb Dam supply all our energy? Perhaps not, but one day it might have to. COVID-19 is closing things down but also sparking up a realisation that we may have to look after ourselves more in future. The supermarket shelves may not be stocked as well – or stocked at all. This crazy, frantic, money obsessed world we have been living in has built itself into a tottering and fragile structure. COVID-19 may just be what we need - a signal forcing us to slow down and consider more carefully just where we’re heading. 8

Oh Sapiens! Oh Sapiens! How are the mighty fallen! Knocked off your throne By a tiny nano bug With all your reason Your power, your wealth, your know-how Where are you now? Plucking feebly at the coverlet. Where is your dominion now Over all? Your global arrogance Is null and void And all because A bat coughed. The gods that be Are trying hard To tell us what to do And how to live To protect and care For our community. But do we listen? Are we too soft In modern 2020? Can we cope with inconvenience Is our comfort number one? Can we spare a thought For those who love their pasta Their champagne, their paella, The roast beef or the burger? And thank our lucky stars We have the Tasman and The distance now To keep us just perhaps A little safer. To learn to live that metre distant To leave the hug and kiss behind It’s hard to change the tune And rein in life. This must be done The sacrifice must happen So that One day we can return To normal life, Perhaps more humble, Considerate and kind Knowing that our power Is not so great And that the world may be A better place For all the life and Earth We have.

Safe haven

pass across the placenta, young children and those with ME/ CFS. “Signs can be used at the application site to advise that agrichemical application is being, or has been carried out. To satisfy the requirements of this Standard the sign shall (mandatory) clearly indicate the type of agrichemical used eg herbicide, insecticide.” “Put signs on all normal lines of approach to an area treated with agrichemicals in the following situations: (a) Public places, for any agrichemical use; (b) Other areas that may be accessible to the public. Signs shall be there during agrichemical use, and shall remain in place for a period equivalent to the contract re-entry time for the agrichemical used.” Felicity Fitz-William

Epigenetics and chemical sensitivity

Dirty Genes, a book by Dr Ben Lynch, explains the links between our genes and our health. Some gene variations have a detrimental impact on your health while others have little or no effect. Genes can be “born dirty” or merely “act dirty” in response to your environment, diet or lifestyle. Ben showcases seven genes that can have dramatic effects on your health. For example, there are more than 400 conditions that can be traced to one gene. Ben gives dietary advice and supplement regimes needed to help support specific genes. I have suggested the library purchase this book. Ben grew up on a farm and did a lot of spraying of thistles. He became chemically sensitive and suffered for years with unexplained health issues. The condition ME/CFS with MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity) can be brought on by overexposure to herbicides. Exposure leads to the reduction of the neurotransmitters acetylcholinesterace and tryptophan which have many implications for brain function and other health issues. Both my parents were treated for Roundup poisoning. I have a sister and a daughter who are sensitive to herbicides. I’ve been sensitive to herbicides for 27 years and know of others who have been for longer. Finally I’ve found out which genes are responsible and supplement accordingly. Spraying organic herbicides would be a healthier option. A simple weedkiller can be made by mixing 3.7l vinegar with two cups Epsom salts or salt and ¼ cup liquid soap. Felicity Fitz-William

Truth laid bare

John Weston

You will recall, a week ago, I wanted to make Golden Bay a safe haven by restricting travel over the hill by some sort of vetting procedure. I even wrote to TDC CEO Janine Dowding­­­­­, asking her advice on doing this. She replied sending my request to her civil defense team. They came back saying it was difficult to create. Well, the speed of how we are now at level 4 has made this idea redundant. There is now no need for me to pursue my idea of making Golden Bay a “ Safe Haven “. The current Level 4 is far stricter than my plan, and is a better way to keep our whole nation as a “ safe haven “. Here is to all of us playing by the new rules , and keeping Covid 19 out of Golden Bay. Reg Turner

Spraying Codes of Practice in public places

Twice this year I have witnessed men knapsack-spraying in Takaka township, wearing no personal protective clothing, with no signage and the public in the vicinity. The first, Saturday morning, 11 January, at the play park while children were playing; the second, 6 March, adjacent to the public telephones. The New Zealand Standards Management of Agrichemicals sets Codes of Practice, Appendix M, “Notification of the intention to spray is intended to inform people who could be affected, and provide the opportunity for them to take action to avoid or minimise potential exposure of themselves, their children, or their property to specific applications of agrichemicals.” “Any person who is likely to be directly affected by the application has the right to information about the operation.” As the toxicity of chemicals is based on the weight of a 70kg male notification is crucial for pregnant women, as chemicals

Since my letter castigating the Naked Bike Ride was published last week (GBW 20/3) I have been asked by not a few readers what on earth the church and Galileo had to do with the current travesty. Well, this might run a bit deep for the bike riders themselves as they are obviously not big on philosophy or history, but my point (admittedly obscure) was that before the 16th century the ruling paradigm concerning the structure of the universe was Aristotelian or Ptolemaic. This posited a “geocentric” (earth centered) universe. It took Nicolaus Copernicus, in 1543, to declare a “heliocentric” (sun centered) model. Just over 60 years later Galileo confirmed Copernicus’ theory and was pariahed by the church which stuck adamantly to the original “scientific” model. Today we have a very similar situation where the ruling paradigm is naturalism propped up by the “scientific” theory of evolution and, like the church in 1609, moderns are using this ubiquitous and universal “truth” to justify much bizarre behaviour. They do this whether they are aware they are doing it or not and there is perhaps no better example than the world-view and consequential actions of Golden Bay’s own hubristic pedalers. Larry Petterson

Time to sort your personal library

Since so many literate over-70’s are now confined to home and the library is closed, we will be searching our bookshelves for reading material, also CDs and DVDs, we have forgotten. Now will be an ideal time to inspect our stock, separate all those books we have borrowed so long back and return them to their real homes. I’m sure we will all welcome them back with open hands (washed, of course) but take care to clean them on receiving them. Can anyone tell me what “fissolait” is and where I can get some? We were told to “sell fissolait” if over 70, but it is very difficult in my present state of ignorance. Stay well, stay sane. Adrian Maloney

Savings our springs

My thanks to Kevin Moran for his gracious letter in response to my changing the name of my campaign from Save Our

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LE T TERS Springs to Save Te Waikoropupū (GBW 20/3). This allows him to use the original name completely independently from me, and to pursue his own course. We are both now captains of our own ships. Our community can enlist as crew on either vessel, and jump from one to the other as they see fit to hoist the sails and fire the cannons. With our different yet complementary angles and approaches, the “SS Totally Distrusted Council” will be caught in our crossfire, and will be holed and sunk unless it changes course. With the inept Captain Dowding at its helm, it is already hitting the rocks and heading for the icebergs; it is high time she was made to walk the plank. Kevin has done an impressive job of coordinating the campaign since his appointment, and I am extremely grateful to him for stepping in to do the groundwork while I was overseas. He and his fine team deserve the credit for carrying this campaign through the WCO process, and for getting the draft WCO delivered at last, despite all the delays and dirty tricks. I wish them bon voyage, a fair wind and a successful mission. Steve Penny, Head of Save Te Waikoropupū

COVID-19 - a 5G conspiracy?

I’m sure many of you are aware of these facts; I want to shine a light on them. Wuhan, where 5G technology was developed, was the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak and areas in Europe where 5G has been rolled out (eg cities in northern Italy and Switzerland), have disproportionally large numbers of people infected. Public health suffered following the widespread implementation of electricity close to 100 years ago. Immunity is weakened by electro-magnetic radiation and the influenza epidemic of that time claimed many lives. This virus is doing

the same. Social isolation is a vital part of addressing what we face, though people will be online much more as a result, creating a demand for more internet access. Perfect timing for a 5G rollout? www.globalresearch.ca/telcos-losing-battle-impose-5g, is a rolling record of 5G implementation, health effects and the opposition to it, up until mid December 2019. Curiously, it hasn’t been updated chronologically since then. 5G is big business and binding contracts will have been signed. In some American states, schools are being outfitted with wireless technology while their communities are in lockdown. Many political manouveres are engineered during periods of distraction. Have a think about it, there are petitions to sign. Keep well everyone and huge gratitude to all those people caring for the vulnerable in our community and keeping vital services running. Iona Jelf

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Resolution on grandstand close

The long-running saga over the reinstatement of Golden Bay’s grandstand is moving towards a resolution. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

The long-running saga over the reinstatement of Golden Bay’s grandstand is moving towards a resolution. Last week, at an extraordinary meeting, Tasman District councillors voted in favour of a $930, 000 restoration package, but the funding formula remains unclear. The often bitter dispute began over three years ago, when it became clear that TDC planned to demolish the historic structure as part of its redevelopment of the site – specifically the construction of the new rec centre facility. While the council’s latest move offers a way out of the chronic impasse, it is contingent on the Golden Bay Grand Stand Community Trust and the A&P Association withdrawing their joint High Court proceedings against TDC. Progress is also dependent on the council being granted all the relevant consents. But the immediate focus is on the high estimated cost of the reinstatement work. Golden Bay ward councillor Celia Butler said she was “taken aback” at the figure and acknowledged that many in the community would share her reaction, but explained that it reflected the need to comply with Government building regulations. “Because TDC own the building and are fully responsible for it, they can’t cut corners and need to start from a point of knowing all the possible costs rather than having to spend more later. Also, at least it is known what the full cost is...Where possible the cost will be kept down.” Speaking in a personal capacity, A&P Association vicepresident Noel Baigent concurred with Celia and suggested a way forward. “The cost estimate is extremely high but with some local input I’m certain the cost can be reduced. It is preferable to take a staged approach, firstly to meet the bare THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 27 MARCH 2020

minimum compliant standard to get it back in use, which should be much less than the quoted price, then a later staged approach for enhanced refurbishment as funds permit.” The other major stumbling block – the legal challenge – was put in place by the applicants in order to ensure ongoing access to the grandstand, the showgrounds and other facilities required for the annual A&P Show. Celia believes the issue is well on the way to being resolved. “This is addressed in the council resolution with the inclusion of access provisions and these have been further revised in response to discussions with stakeholders and as far as I am aware, they are okay with these.” She stressed the importance of removing the legal hurdle. “Instead of spending money on legal fees, council has decided to return the grandstand to working order. For this to happen, however, the legal challenge to TDC will need to be withdrawn. If it stays in place, then council will have to spend the money on the legal fees instead.” Noel said that the joint litigants needed to agree their position, but COVID-19 had thrown a spanner into the works. “The A&P Assn and the [Golden Bay Grand Stand Community] Trust need to meet to discuss how to jointly proceed but with the current lock-down our meeting has been delayed.” Following years of acrimony, Celia said the latest twist in the drama presented all players with an opportunity to work together to restore a cherished part of the Bay’s heritage. “During the history of the grandstand saga both sides had been tested regarding trust in each other and fears of hidden agendas. This is the chance to put those fears aside and get the grandstand up and running again.”

DOWN ON THE FARM

TIM AND DEBORAH RHODES

New report backs Bay’s farmers The recent Water Conservation Order (WCO) special tribunal report protects Te Waikoropupū Springs and the Arthur Marble Aquifer because of their special scientific and ecological features. It also describes them as being in pristine condition. The report recognises the work of intergenerational (heritage) family farmers and celebrates their contribution to the community and its prosperity. There was no smoking gun at Te Waikoropupū Springs. That means that we can feel good about our farming neighbours, that they have done their best over decades to not overstock, overfertilise or let their farms be sold to nameless corporates so transient farm managers could change the scene year on year. The original draft WCO covered every drop of rainfall that falls on at least 700 square kilometres of the Takaka River catchment and prohibited any deviation of this water from its natural pathway to the sea. The only exclusions were to existing water consents. The WCO now issued protects these water consents and protects well-run businesses in Golden Bay that serve this community with jobs, incomes and have a sustainable future. No more under threat are the town water supplies, local water schemes, rainwater collection, irrigation, sewage discharge consents, power generation and industrial water use. The tribunal has protected fundamental human and animal “living needs” in Golden Bay and created a way forward for farmers to be recognised for working with our planet in a good way. When we replicate the planet’s hydrological cooling system of creating clouds and rain with irrigation and farmed livestock, we build the soil carbon sponge to hold more water (and more carbon). Clouds naturally cool the earth by reflecting the sun’s rays away and make rain. Using irrigation to extend the season to grow grass is vital in this cycle. It is our best hope for climate change to cool the planet. In a nutshell, the WCO is an endorsement of the long history of the great work that has been done by farmers and scientists in protecting their special environment. It is not a beat-up of farmers and does not threaten their need for water. Next time you go past a dairy farm pumping out irrigation on a hot summer’s day, think about the earth being cooled, the soil microbes thriving and the building of soil carbon and fertility. Imagine evaporating clouds making rain and watch the lucky cows being cooled and fed on beautiful lush grass. This is how we can lift community morale, have responsible relationships with each other and spare the farmer from further misery and the anxiety of drought.

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DOWN TO EARTH: Resilience under pressure SOL MORGAN

With the outbreak of COVID-19 it’s never been a better time to look at our resilience and reflect on what we really need at this time and into the future. Here are some actions to help make your household more resilient: • Reflect with family and friends about what you really want from life (over the phone or net). Spend some quiet time meditating, taking a walk or run to reconnect with yourself. Talk to the elderly who went through times of hardship to get ideas and some of their wisdom. • Staying healthy is obviously important right now. Spend time outside in the fresh air, letting nature cleanse you of any positive ions. This helps limit the ability of free radicals manifesting as disease. Exercise also helps us stay healthy. Gardening achieves both, with the additional benefits of contact with soil microbes known to support serotonin production, and of course growing food to eat and flowers for beauty. So dig up your part of your lawn if you haven’t got a garden, add roadside manure and go for it! • Good food is a priority now. Supermarkets and GB Organics are still open, so no need to panic but it’s always good to stock up a little on the staples. Fresh produce is still abundant in the garden at this time of year, until the first

SOL’S GARDEN JOBS Vegetable Care Harvest last pumpkins. Store in cool, rodent-proof places. Prepare beds for upcoming plantings of brassicas, garlic and asparagus. Sow broad beans and peas into limed/composted beds. Keep leeks weed-free. Mulch. Thin carrots and beetroot. Cloche. Spray brassicas weekly with Bt. In vacant beds sow green crops of mustard and/or vetch, or sheet mulch for spring planting. Dig up oxalis bulbs. Destroy. Hothouse: Continue liquid-feeding fruiting crops. Remove dying plants. Build compost inside to warm hothouse. Clean for improved light. Add greens for winter use or green crops for digging in late winter. For transplanting: All seeds 1 and 6 April. Spring onions, leafy greens (spinach, spinach beet, silverbeet, lettuce, endive, pak choi, Chinese cabbage, cabbages, cauliflower and broccoli) and red onions (best 3, 11-12 and 30 April). Herbs and flowers (also 2 and 10 April). Sow direct: All seeds 1 and 6 April. Salads eg corn salad, spring onions (best 3, 11-12 and 30 April). Radish, turnip and swede (also 7-8 April). Peas and broad beans (best 5 and 13-14 April). Flowers (also 2 and 10 April). Plant: Best 15-28 April. Salad greens, spinach, cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli. Flowers eg daffodil bulbs. Herb care Take cuttings of rosemary for example, while trimming. Transplant last year’s ones. Plant herbs, eg parsley, or transplant self-seeded perennials like marjoram. Harvest herbs for drying or seed for next year. Weed and mulch. Fruit care Plan an orchard and/or replace poor fruits. Look for resistant varieties. Sow peach or nectarine stones in situ (they’re true to type). Harvest olives, late apples and pears, figs, grapes, black passionfruit, citrus and feijoas. Prune berries and train new canes. Finish sowing orchard understorey mixes (see Kings seeds). Cover young subtropicals with frost cloth. Prepare and plant new strawberry beds using runners, or buy new plants. Plant spring bulbs and other beneficial perennials under trees. Feed codlin moth-infested fruit to chooks or pigs. Fertilise orchard with minerals and woody compost. Spray all fruits with diluted seaweed. Spray citrus with copper oxychloride vs dieback and scab. General garden care Take soil test now and correct deficiencies. Dehead perennial flowers. Plant trees and shrubs. Resow old lawns. Add lime. Mulch ornamental beds with shreddings or bark. Make leaf mould compost from deciduous leaves. Spray roses with copper vs black spot. Take tip cuttings while cutting perennials. 10

frost at least. Covering sensitive crops now will prolong their harvest. Many staples can be stored for later, like potatoes (in cool darkness). Kumara can be lifted now and cured in a humid spot like in the hothouse to harden the skin, then stored in paper in cool darkness. There is still an abundance of fruit at this time. Preserve or freeze excess. If you don’t have much fresh produce then check out local stalls selling mostly all organic food. This reminds me of the “Dig for Victory” movement that kept our population well fed during wartime. • Saving seed is clever, right now especially. Some things cross-pollinate and so change form, but lettuce, rocket, coriander, tomatoes and beans are pretty true to type. Process, dry and freeze a week to kill bugs, etc. • Talk to friends and neighbours (and on Facebook Golden Bay Noticeboard or Golden Bay Buy, Sell and Swap) asking what excess they’re able to share. “Gleaning” is popular in cities where people share excess. Make sure it’s all been well washed. • Trim the shelter for more light in the garden and cut firewood and kindling from useable branches. Shred or chop the rest as great garden mulch, especially for fruits. Sharing firewood is also a neighbourly thing for people in need. Tackling some home projects in this free time may be a good thing for the family or yourself. If you can’t get all the bits and pieces you’re used to, apply some Kiwi ingenuity.

A weekly box of vegetables from Fertile Ground Collective at the Sustainable Living Centre. Photo. Sol Morgan.

Spectacular swimming skills on show

Senior boys freestyle in action at Golden Bay High School’s annual Swimming Sports earlier this month. Photo: Jeanine Taylor. JEANINE TAYLOR

Golden Bay High School held their annual Swimming Sports on Tuesday 10 March. The event started with the four houses—Blue, Green, Red and Yellow—marching into the pool chanting and challenging each other. Students were resplendent in their respective colours, the day was sunny and clear and the parent/whanau turnout was impressive. Some students opted to enter for participation points for their houses, while the competitive students were able to compete for the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Boys and Girls Swimming Champion titles. Principal Linda Tame was a positive and encouraging commentator, and staff and house leaders were responsible for rounding up the swimmers and keeping their house spirit up. Dan Padial, head of Health and PE, was the key organiser and much gratitude went to him and his team for running the Yellow takes out the House competition. Photo: Jeanine Taylor. event so smoothly. RESULTS Swimming Champions for 2020: Junior Girls: 1st Stella Scotland, 2nd Luca Moyle, 3rd Maren Haldane. Junior Boys: 1st Liam Egan, 2nd Archie Darwen, 3rd Riley Shadbolt. Intermediate Girls: 1st Amalie Harris-Macready, 2nd Elizabeth Egan, 3rd Phoebe Mulry-Climpson. Intermediate Boys: 1st Eli Pomeroy, 2nd Lief Osborne, 3rd Angus Scotland. Senior Girls: 1st Amelia Scotland, 2nd Alice Ogle, 3rd Sequoia Osborne. Senior Boys: 1st Tomo Clere, 2nd Alex Heraud-Jones, 3rd Jahnu Rosemeyer. New record in the Junior 33 Breastroke: Summer Dixon 27.66s, previous record was P Bowker-Napp 27.87s. House competition: 1st Yellow, 2nd Red, 3rd Blue and 4th Green. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 27 MARCH 2020


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CLASSIFIEDS This week, we have published all advertisements that would normally run, unless we had specific instructions not to. It was very difficult to contact all advertisers, and we realise that some trades are allowed to work in an emergency capacity, so decided to print the ads as usual. Please email us at admin@gbweekly.co.nz before 5pm next Monday (30 March) to let us know if your ad should continue or be put on hold. We offer a full credit for any ads printed this week that were not required. Please let us know what you’d like to do.

HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora 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.

NEUROLINX. Masters Proficiency Certified. For all health challenges and well-being. Insomnia, digestion, headaches, back pain.

THE WELLNESS CENTRE Ph Ora 525 8416

SIMON Jones: Counselling, mediation, coaching. 28 years’ experience. Member NZAC. Ph 525 8542. YOUTH and adults, counselling and mentoring. Selena Serra ph 027 416 6816 or selena@gbwct.org.nz

Still providing Golden Bay with: Professional, Diagnostic & Clinical Physio during the level 4 lockdown. ACC registered & experienced telehealth (virtual) provider. ACC funded & private appointments for; • • • •

An initial, no cost, telehealth appointment (10mins) is required to assess suitability for this service. Other assessment options available if required/appropriate.

TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga ACCOUNTANT. Long-standing market leader with unbeatable professional qualifications and experience. Warn & Associates, ph 525 9919. ACCOUNTANT and tax advisor. All Inland Revenue returns filed for big and small businesses and individuals. Self-employed and rental property reports prepared. Day and evening appointments available. Ph Susan Ayton Shaw 929 7507 or email taxayton@gmail.com

ALL your garden needs, ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. References available. ANATOKI Salmon. Buy your fresh and smoked Anatoki salmon online. Premium quality and very competitive pricing and shipping options. Please buy local. Thanks for your support, be safe and look after each other. www.anatokisalmon.co.nz. ARBORIST. Certified. The Tree Doctor, all aspects of tree care. Free quotes. Ph Chris 021 0264 7942. ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580.

ARCHITECTURAL design, residential building. Ph Peter Fersterer 525 8132. BLINDS, blinds, blinds: blockout, sunscreen, venetian, duette, roman, vertical. Ph Tracey at Imagine designs 027 440 0071 for free professional advice and quotes.

No GP referral required Call 0800 749 739 for info or an appointment today.

TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga 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

GOLDEN BAY ROOFING. Re-roof, repairs, maintenance. goldenbayroofing@yahoo.com, ph 027 395 0037.

HELPING HANDS ph 525 6226. Te Whare Mahana Supported Employment. Lawnmowing, line trimming, garden maintenance, riparian planting, scrub-cutting, gutter cleaning, recycling, pothole repair, waterblasting, window cleaning, house moves. How can we help? GREENREAPER. Property maintenance, landscape and garden designs. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. References available.

CARS wanted. Will pick up for free (some conditions apply). Motueka Auto Parts. Ph 03 528 9576.

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

CHIMNEY cleaning, handyman, Dennis Sage ph 027 873 0726.

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

COMPUTER and smartphone sales, repairs and solutions. Supporting all Windows and Apple products. Conveniently located at 65 Commercial Street or available by appointment on 027 831 4156. COMPUTER services. GBTech, experienced technical support for Golden Bay since 2012. Ph Warwick 027 814 2222. ELECTRICIAN. For all your electrical needs please contact Chris from I electrical. Free quotes given. Ph 021 0852 4453. ELECTRICIANS. Fuse Electrical Golden Bay. Ready to solve all your electrical needs. Ph Thomas 525 9300, 027 788 8500. ELECTRONICS repairs: Cell phones, computers, radios, TVs, HiFi and more! Ph 027 246 2432. FREEVIEW satellite TV. Ph 027 246 2432. GARDEN advice, design and development, soil testing, fruit pruning, orchard work. Sol Morgan, GroWise Consultancy, ph 027 514 9112. GARDENING services. Ph Carlos 027 751 9730. GB CHIMNEY SWEEPING, SPIDER AND FLY SPRAYING Ph 524 8795 or 027 434 5405 GIBSTOPPING /coving (NCPB qualified). Local friendly service. Ph Rob McDonald Plastering, 027 712 2552. GOLDEN BAY DIGGER HIRE 1.7 tonne. Ph 027 713 0684. 12

TREE removal, confined area felling, chipping, chipper hire. Fully insured. Ph 525 7597, 027 212 4020.

WATER TANKS CLEANED. Ph Chris 525 9153. WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726.

GREEN Grass Accounting. MYOB Partner and Xero Certified. Local accountant providing business and personal accounting services. Ph Robert 029 775 6459 or email robert@ greengrassaccounting.co.nz.

CARS, 4WD, caravans removed. Will buy some models. Ph 020 4167 1519.

CHIMNEY sweep. Puponga-Takaka Hill. Free quote or query. Ph Steve 021 0810 1146.

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

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

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SOLLYS

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Providing Transport, Construction and Earthmoving services since 1928

EARTHMOVING & CONTRACTING:

ORANGE Rentals have rental cars, trailers and a furniture trailer available for hire. Ph 027 337 7147.

House sites, driveways

PAINTER. Experienced, friendly and reliable. Ph Rob Perry 525 6001.

Drainage

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

Farm maintenance

PATONS ROCK STORAGE. Modern, insurance-approved, alarmed. Self-locking various sized units, some 24/7. Owner lives on premises. Ph Gavin 525 9956. PENINSULA Plasterers for all your interior plastering needs. No job too small. Quality assured. 20+ years’ experience. For a free quote ph Craig 027 472 4376. PORTABLE SAW MILLING. High yield, low waste, bandsaw milling. Great for dimensional timber or flitches. Suitable for any log size on any site. Ph Tim 524 8997, 027 714 4232.

Masons

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Ph Tony 027 354 0500 or 525 9843

FOR ALL YOUR CARTAGE NEEDS: General Freight Storage Bulk Cartage Livestock

SUPPLIER OF: Stock Feed Fertilisers

RESOURCE consent consultant. Ph Mark 0278 711 050.

Spreading: Spreadmark certified with GPS mapping

STORAGE /container hire. Your place (anywhere) or mine (Takaka). Ph Cheryl at Orange Mechanical Ltd 525 9991.

Compost, garden bark, landscape gravels

TAKAKA Self Storage, Commercial Street. Have containers (new) available. Excellent security, cameras etc. Ph 525 6181.

Aggregates Pea straw

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TRADES

&

SERVICES Earth Gems will be maintained daily

Takaka

Online service, phone contact and limited delivery and pick up are available.

FULL WORKSHOP FACILITIES

Please email earthgemstakaka@gmail.com

SCAN TOOL

or phone 027 928 3314

WOF CARS, MOTORCYCLES, TRAILERS BRIDGESTONE AND KUMHO TYRES

PHONE 525 9419

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Looking forward to seeing you again soon but for now keep safe - we are closed

WHEN ALERT LEVEL 4 IS LIFTED Jon Tidswell or David Earle will be in attendance at the offices of Warn & Associates

Great deals on overseas travel. Flights, Package Holidays, Hotels, Adventure Tours, Cruises, Car Hire, Visas & Travel Insurance.

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Main office: 43 Halifax St, Nelson

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Now operating in Golden Bay

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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

AGM NOTICES GOLDEN Kids AGM 1 April, postponed. FRIENDS of Golden Bay AGM, as advertised last week, cancelled. FOREST and Bird AGM, as advertised last week, cancelled. GREY Power Golden Bay AGM has been postponed indefinitely until the COVID-19 situation has stabilised, in cooperation with national guidelines. Notice will be given at least two weeks before the delayed AGM. We apologise for any inconvenience.

PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui GREY Power Golden Bay. Due to the virus lockdown we are unable to be at the supermarket. To renew or join please post the $10 subscription to 28 Feary Crescent, Takaka 7110, with a return addressed and stamped envelope. Mohua Social Services are not taking renewals until the lockdown is lifted. R Reid, ph 525 9242. See last week’s GB Weekly for renewal form.

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko

SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro

DRY stock grazing available. 60-80 head. Lower Bainham area. Ph 027 221 3314, evenings. QUALITY curtain tracks in ten colours, curtain tapes, track glides, buchram, hooks, liners, curtain fabrics, sheers, voiles. Ph Imagine designs 027 440 0071. TOYOTA Townace eight-seater van. New WOF, reg and tyres. Seats make bed. Always reliable. $2500. Ph 027 472 8578. TURBO air still, $350. 200lb Cambara 14-in-1 exercise machine, $400 ono. Downsizing. Ph/txt 020 4120 0710. COLORSTEEL corrugated iron in lengths from 2.6 to 4.0m. Mostly unused. From $4-$10/m. Ph 0274 352 402. WINDOW repairs. Ph Golden Bay Glass 525 7274. 96 Commercial Street.

FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, pine, beech and gum. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348. NATIVE plant nursery (TLC), native trees and grasses available. Ph 525 6183. SLASH your electricity bill. Install a grid-connect PV system. Professional design and install. Ph Paul Stocker, Azimuth Renewables, 525 6019.

COLLINGWOOD Museum Society Inc Easter Steam-Up will not be held. Our apologies. COVID-19 closure: The Village Theatre committee and staff extend thanks and well wishes to all our patrons and supporters. We are a unique and resilient community that looks out for one another. Until we re-open, take care and go well. SANS Souci restaurant and accommodation are now closed. A very big thank you to everyone who supported us over the summer. Take care everyone and stay healthy! KOKALITO market stall will be replaced with food box deliveries until COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted. Ph 525 8506 or txt 021 119 3579 to find out what is available. We love to continue supplying people with fresh healthy veges. We will keep people updated through the Takaka Noticeboard page on Facebook as well.

LOST AND FOUND / Ngaronga/Kitenga MISSING: Green and yellow Sissons 1.8m sit-in kayak and paddle. Floated away from Totara Avenue on a recent very high tide. Please ph 03 548 9317 or 027 333 3123.

ALCOHOLICS Anonymous. If you want to drink that’s your business. If you want to stop we can help. Meetings suspended for now. Ph 0800 229 6757.

PERSONAL NOTICES / Pānui ake

FRESH FM needs your help. Are you willing to host a fundraising event to support local radio? Or help run one? We’re a Charitable Trust – a $30 donation on our website freshfm.net is tax deductible. Email Maureen: takaka@freshfm.net or ph 525 8779, 027 335 1395.

GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY, ph Carol Wells 525 9494. GB WEEKLY. We are working from home and can be contacted by email, as usual: admin@gbweekly.co.nz. Our Takaka agency is closed so if you have an ad to place and you’re unable to email us please phone 027 525 8679. Office hours are MondayWednesday, 9am-5pm with deadline Tuesdays at 12 noon. Our Collingwood agency, On the Spot store, remains open. Go to: www.gbweekly.co.nz to read the paper online and for advertising details and prices. Thank you for your support.

TINBUM Results of the Tinbum Triathlon are on our website: www.gbweekly.co.nz MOUNTAIN BIKING 11 March. 2019-‘20 Golden Bay Mountain Bike Club Summer Series. Round 4 at Motupipi Hill. Junior Boys (1 Lap=8km): Archie Darwen - 31.52, William Gray - 32.45, Royce Rhodes - 35.25, Ashton Stevenson - 37.15. Junior Girls (1.5 Laps = 7km): Charlie Hambrook - 35.31. Intermediate Boys (2 Laps = 16km: Ethan Woods - 46.22, Jake Hambrook - 55.15. Intermediate Girls: Katharine Mang - 89.40. Open Men (3 Laps = 24km): Mel Hansen - 70.36, Greg Buckett - 78.00, Chris Lowe - 87.28. Open Women (2 Laps = 16km): Amy Thornborrow - 68.04, Kate Windle - 79.53. Vet Men (2 Laps = 16km): Bruce Telford - 55.04, Paul Michell - 55.16, Dan Darwen - 57.39, Steve Hambrook - 69.49. Overall Results after four rounds. Junior Boys: Archie Darwen, William Gray, Royce Rhodes, Ashton Stevenson, Kye Bateup, Teru Green, Cam Hockley. Junior Girls: Charlie Hambrook, Ruby Darwen. Intermediate Men: Ethan Woods, Jake Hambrook, Kodie Dodson-Herron, Jaiden Stevenson. Intermediate Women: Katharine Mang. Open Men: Mel Hansen, Chris Lowe, Hamish Hambrook, Cameron Jones, Greg Buckett, Eddie Rustad, Johnny Garwith, Amadeo Calabro. Open Women: Amy Thornborrow, Kate Windle. Vet Men: Bruce Telford, Dan Darwen, Paul Michell, Bruce Chick, Steve Hambrook, Brian Alder, 7= Russell Pringle, Rob Dawson; Mark Godden. Vet Women: 1= Annie Telford, Glenda Allinson, Melanie Chick. GB Mountain Bike Club would like to congratulate and thank, all participants, Beth Burnett, Phil Castle and the Rata-Tui Trust for the use of Motupipi Hill; the Hurst families for access and use of their quarry area; and Takaka St John. BRIDGE 18 March. Patons Rock Individual: NS: E Bradshaw/P Wilson 68.40%, R McDonald/B Burdett 56.94%, P Nelson/S Langford 54.86%; EW: Alan Blackie/L Godden 64.29%, J Pemberton/S Van Wijngaarden 57.14%, B Wilson/J Wedderburn 53.57%; h/cap: NS: E Bradshaw/P Wilson 74.13%, P Nelson/S Langford 64.69%, R McDonald/B Burdett 63.99%; EW: Alan Blackie/L Godden 72.03%, B Wilson/J Wedderburn 61.87%, J Pemberton/S Van Wijngaarden 60.84%. 20 March. Autumn Winds Howell: Pam Wilson/Eleanor Bradshaw 70.83%, C Mead/J Beatson 55.21%, C Furness/S Van Wijngaarden 54.17%; h/cap: Pam Wilson/ Eleanor Bradshaw 78.84%, C Furness/S Van Wijngaarden 61.42%, C Mead/J Beatson 60.21%.

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LAMOND, Heather Mae (nee Ward). Passed away on 22 March 2020 at Palmerston North, surrounded by family. Treasured daughter of Nancy and the late Allen Ward, dear sister of Jamie, Rodney and Trevor, sister in law of Andrea, Melinda and Rebecca and so very special Auntie Feathers of 10 nieces and nephews. Wife of Phil. Cremated at Palmerston North on 26 March. Interment with her Dad at East Takaka and a gathering of friends at a later date in East.

PROPERTY WANTED / Rawa hiahia WANTED to rent, two- to three-bedroom home close to town. Please ph Kim 027 408 6204.

PROPERTY AVAILABLE / Rawa watea HOUSE for rent, long term. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, with sleepout. Pohara beach. $400/week. Ph 027 310 9711.

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UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere SUNDAY 29 MARCH 2020 GOLDEN BAY GOLF OPEN 18/19 APRIL

VOLUNTARY EUTHANASIA AND THE END OF LIFE CHOICE Act Referendum. Meeting in Nelson is cancelled.

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THE EVENT FOR THIS YEAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED

TUESDAY 31 MARCH

It is with regret that the committee of the Takaka Golf Club has had to cancel this year’s Open.

GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays. Late fees apply until 4pm Tuesdays. Please email us on admin@gbweekly.co.nz or phone 027 525 8679 if you’re unable to email.

This decision was been made because of the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and moving into Alert Level 4.

Fresh FM is part of the group of essential services and as such will continue to broadcast during this Covid-19 situation.

All those who have entered will be given a full refund. If we do not contact you in the next few days then email Takaka Golf (takaka@golf.co.nz)

WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL KOKALITO MARKET STALL will be replaced with food box deliveries until Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted. Ph 525 8506 or txt 021 119 3579 to find out what is available. We love to continue supplying people with fresh healthy veges. We will keep people updated throught the Takaka Noticeboard page on Facebook as well

There will be a number of programmes that may not air during the Level 4 shut down period, however..... Please keep an eye on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/FreshFM.NZ/

We wish everybody the very best of health and we will be holding the Open again in 2021.

We will update you with “pop up“ programmes as they are made by our volunteer programme makers who are able to create content from their homes.

John Garner, President, Takaka Golf Club

LATER EVENTS

Go to www.freshfm.net and check out the varied programmes you can also listen to as podcasts.

Coming events at

COBB RESIDENCY EXHIBITION, 11-27 April, postponed until further notice.

We would like to thank our communities for staying at home and helping to stop the spread of this virus.

The Mussel Inn

COSTUME HIRE IS CLOSED until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please hold on to your items, DO NOT return anything to Joan Fishley. Bonds will be repaid at a later date.

Please keep yourselves and your families safe and tune in to your local Community Radio Station Fresh FM.

ALL SHOWS CANCELLED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE

Fresh FM is a community access radio station, broadcasting across the top of New Zealand’s South Island on 99.4 FM, 95.4 FM and 88.4FM, from studios in Nelson, Motueka and Takaka.

Hopefully we will all still be able to see after this has run its course.

QUEST OUT WEST ROGAINE, postponed until further notice. COLLINGWOOD MUSEUM SOCIETY Inc Easter Steam-Up will not be held. Our apologies.

The question is – will quiz nights still happen?

LOVE VIBRATION - Healing Arts, Collingwood, over Easter, Good Friday 10 April, 9am to Resurrection Sunday, 12 April ‘til 12pm. Enquiries ph NgAngA 021 107 6312 or email ngangart@ gmail.com

‘..Keep a clean nose, watch the plainclothes

Keep an eye on the web site for clues and as Bob said…

www.freshfm.net

You don’t need a weather man to know which way the wind blows … …Get sick, get well, hang around a ink well, ring bell, hard to tell

GB WEEKLY EARLY DEADLINE: Monday 6 April at 12pm is the deadline for the paper which will be delivered Thursday 9 April (due to Good Friday).

SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea 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

If anything is goin’ to sell …’ Good luck, good people!

CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAYS

EARLY DEADLINE

ST ANDREWS in the Bay Presbyterian Church. There will be no church services until further notice.

ADVERTISERS:

Kahurangi Christian Church

Due to Good Friday, The GB Weekly Easter edition will be delivered on Thursday 9 April

MONDAY 6 APRIL at 12pm

Sollys Contractors are proud sponsors of this weather forecast.

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A competitive remuneration package is offered, the level of which will be determined by the experience of the successful applicant. Please supply a CV and references with your application. Apply to: Wynne Adrian Systems Manager Ph: 525 9843

PO Box 162, Takaka 7142 Email: hr@sollys.co.nz

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A focus on H&S and Compliance together with the ability to build relationships with clients, consultants and other divisions within the Sollys Group will bring success to the position.

Proudly sponsors Golden Bay Tide Watch

Valid from Friday 27 until Tuesday 31 March

Tuesday: Light winds, tending northerly later. Fine and becoming milder.

The ability to sell our services to customers, scope and cost work will also be a significant part of this position.

TAKAKA FUELS & FISHING

Golden Bay weather forecast

Monday: Southeasterlies, dying away later. Cloudy areas with a shower about the ranges in the afternoon, otherwise mainly fine.

As Contracting Manager you will be required to be based in Golden Bay and have strengths in operational management, staff management, planning and organisational abilities.

Facebook: KahurangiChristianChurch Email kahurangichurch@gmail.com Ph: Robin Swafford 022 604 9678 Lauren Swafford 027 629 8111 Beate Franke 021 177 4859 Rowan and Drea Miller 021 106 8461 Maureen Harte 524 8434 Peter Fersterer 525 8132

It is very important that you have your ads to us by 12pm on the Monday as we will not be able to accept any late ads due to print deadlines

Sunday: Southeasterlies prevailing. Some cloudy areas otherwise fine and briefly mild.

Sollys Contractors are seeking an Experienced Manager or a person with strong Civil Engineering Industry skills to oversee the Sollys Contracting Team of 15 staff.

We are not meeting together in groups meantime but the church is alive. If you have any connection, prayer or practical needs that we might be able to help with, let us know.

Because of this there will be an early deadline:

Saturday: Light southerlies, although seabreezes for a time. Fine and mild by day.

CONTRACTING MANAGER / Civil

GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church services suspended until further notice.

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SOLLYS Contractors

SACRED Heart Catholic Church. Sunday Masses cancelled due to Covid-19. May God be with us in these challenging times.

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RURAL VIEWS ON YOUR RADAR?

A TOUCH OF TATA MAGIC!

246 EAST TAKAKA ROAD

Privacy & great views! The home has a large open plan living area & a spacious master bdrm. A sep. sleepout gives extra workshop/hobby space. The 3450m2 section has a selection of fruit trees, a 2-bay shed & ample parking. Ref: GB3779

Deadline: 2pm 03.04.20 (NSP) Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577

TAKIN’ IT EASY! 3A WATINO PLACE, PÓHARA 12 PENINSULA ROAD, TATA BEACH

Beautifully presented, this home is ready for a new owner. 4 bdrms, ensuited master, spacious open plan living. This property can preferably come fully furnished! There are limited viewing times due to holiday rentals so call me. Ref: GB3777

Deadline Sale: 2pm 15/04/20 (USP)

Want to wake up to this vista in the morning? Architecturally, refurbished holiday home & “state of the art” tree-house +2 yurts, sleeps up to 18 family or friends. An opp. for good rental income? Hot tubs, pizza oven & deck to the beach esplanade make this a perfect place for entertaining. Magical evenings & glorious sunsets. 4+bds, 2 bths, 1 gge, 1 living. Call me for more information - this really is Tata magic! Ref: GB3778

Deadline: 2pm 02.04.20 (USP)

Annie Telford 027 249 1408 or annie@goldenbayproperty.com

Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577

DEFINITELY HEADING THE GOOD LIFE!

PÓHARA VALLEY LIFESTYLER 41 PÓHARA VLY RD

Just a short walk to the beach, this 3550m2 property, with a very tidy & private home, 2bd/2bth & mezzanine, sunny deck, sep. dble garage/work shop, gardens & stream, is a perfect find. Room to grow! No Open Homes so call me to view. Ref: GB3735

Price:

$619,995

James Mackay 027 359 0892

“ANNIE’S NIRVANA BACKPACKERS” 25 MOTUPIPI ST, TAKAKA 136 TANGMERE ROAD, ROTOTAI

Centrally located and iconic to the Bay, this property is deceptively spacious and offers 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, licensed for 28 people. Sep. owners accommodation. YHA approved. Call me for full details Ref: GBC3733

Price: $1.3m+GST (if any)

This 7ha lifestyle property is loaded with potential for a new owner! Currently run as an organic orchard, the property produces quality fruit from its hundreds of trees, including avocados, citrus & nut trees, just to name a few. Then there is the 3 bdrm house, a studio/sleepout plus accommodation attached to the large packhouse. Room for the extended family or syndicate group? Call me for further information. Ref: GB3760

Price: $680,000+GST (if any) Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840

James Mackay 027 359 0892 or james@goldenbayproperty.com

RURAL COASTAL LIVING

CALL HAMAMA HOME

1737 COLLINGWOODPUPONGA MAIN ROAD

188 HAMAMA RD, HAMAMA

This large 4 bdrm villa has all the charm you would expect from a 1920s family home. Beautiful grounds, est. trees & gardens with 2529m2 for the kids to kick a ball around. Privately set back from the road. Call me to view. Ref GB3764

Price:

4.9ha property, private and featuring stunning views across to Farewell Spit and beyond. A lease of the land provides an income and the property is very private from the road. Spacious home plus a 2 bdrm cottage for the ‘extras’! Call me Ref: GB3679 for further information.

$565,000

Price: $930,000+GST (if any)

Paul McConnon 0275 042 872

8 HAILE LANE

Listed & Sold by Annie Telford

Sharon McConnon Sales Manager 0275 258 255

41 TAK VLY HWY

Listed & Sold by Paul McConnon

Paul McConnon Salesperson 0275 042 872

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840

57 UP. TUKURUA RD 16 SANDRIDGE TCE

Listed & Sold by Annie Telford

Annie Telford Salesperson 0272 491 408

Listed & Sold by Sarah-Jane Brown

Sarah-Jane Brown Salesperson 0274 222 577

12 HAILE LANE

26 KOHIKIKO PLC

Listed & Sold by James Mackay

Listed & Sold by Paul McConnon James Mackay Principal / AREINZ / B.Com

027 359 0892

Belinda J Barnes Agent / AREINZ 021 236 2840

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