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Friday 15 May 2020

4,3,2…One more step taken

Open for business: Jenny Thompson ready to greet the Wholemeal Cafe’s first Level 2 customers on Thursday morning. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

With the arrival of Alert Level 2, our bubbles are getting bigger, personal freedoms have been restored and a whole raft of social activities are back on the menu. Although it’s just one more step on the road to normality, the move from Level 3 to Level 2 feels more like a giant leap, with Golden Bay breaking out of seven weeks of lockdown captivity. By early yesterday morning it was still a little quiet in Collingwood and along Takaka’s Commercial Street. Following the contactless trade permitted under Level 3, all businesses can now reopen if they can do so safely. So finally, Golden Bay can go shopping, have a beer (with food) at the Mussel Inn or a burger at Roots Bar; book a horse trek or a kayaking adventure; have its hair cut, attend a wedding and visit the library. Students of all ages can return to their universities, schools and early childhood education centres, and church congregations can gather once more at their place of worship. The liberating move to Level 2 reflects the Government’s confidence that there is currently no community transmission and the disease is contained. But to keep it that

way, large gatherings are still prohibited and establishments are required to keep a strict register of all clients to facilitate contact tracing should this become necessary. In addition, the practice of physical distancing and rigorous hygiene must continue to be observed, including staying at home if unwell and getting tested asap should symptoms appear. Group gatherings, such as house parties, are limited to 10 people. Each sector of the local economy has its own particular challenges, but most of the Bay’s businesses seem determined to begin operating, even if in a slightly reduced capacity. Earlier this week, The GB Weekly contacted a number of businesses across a wide range of sectors about their plans for Level 2 operation. Travel Inter-regional travel is allowed, which presents no particular issues for private motorists, but is more of a challenge for those using public or shared transport. For the older and vulnerable members of the community the Wrinklies Express is now an option for trips over the Hill, according to Willa Visker. “We go when people need us. We are open

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for bookings now.” While Golden Bay Coachlines will operate a full school bus service from Monday, scheduled services will have to wait a while, says general manager Lorraine Crawford. “Public bus services can’t really operate at Level 2, it’s just not economic.” Takaka Aerodrome is open with Mit Brereton’s Adventure Flights taking bookings for trampers and bikers heading for the Heaphy track. The Bay’s other operator Golden Bay Air is also offering flights (and shuttles) for the Heaphy Track and Abel Tasman Track and is available for charter. Regarding their regular timetable, director Richard Molloy says it’s a work in progress. “We are currently assessing the Level 2 guidance and will have an update on our scheduled flights by Friday. We are updating our website as we go.” Tourism activities The Bay’s top tourism activity operators are itching to get back in the saddle, none more so than Cape Farewell Horse Treks who are anticipating reopening this weekend. Coowner Pam Forbes say they will be following the strict health and safety guidelines set out... Continued on page 2

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The Community Coordination Group met on Tuesday for the last of its weekly meetings. Below is a summary of the key points discussed: Emergency Management Welfare: It is a good time to establish a volunteer army, which could include older students and members of the wider community, and be able to help out in a crisis. Emergency Management (EM) has been working with hospitality businesses, tourism operators and retailers in Golden Bay who are preparing to reopen under Level 2. There is currently no news of when the Rec Centre can reopen and contact sports resume. EM is getting ready to hand back authority to other agencies and preparing to be stood down in two weeks’ time, once the State of Emergency is lifted. Schools: All schools and early-childhood centres are preparing to fully reopen on Monday. GBHS is rushing to build hand-washing facilities and planning for maintaining personal space. The main focus for schools will be on the well-being of staff and students. There is some anxiety amongst older students about NCEA, so supporting them is a priority. Some younger students and their families will also experience anxiety about the return to school. Schools will continue to foster their relationships with Mohua Social Services. FreshChoice: Not much will change under Level 2. Hours have been extended to 7pm to allow for people returning to work. Lotto will reopen on Thursday. Some imported stock is low, however availability of staple food items is fine. Community Board: The Community Board is meeting with TDC about the next phase. The Village Market will not open at Level 2, due to health and safety requirements. There will be a focus on attracting visitors to the Bay and progressing “shovel ready” projects, such as the cycleway. GB Promotion Association: Businesses are excited about reopening. Some relief has been provided by landlords for struggling businesses. There is relief that regional and national travel will be resuming. In a recent poll, Golden Bay ranked highly as a destination. The “We Love Golden Bay” Facebook page is up and running, showcasing businesses in the Bay. Community Mental Health: Full clinics and staffing will operate from Thursday. Some screening for Covid-19 will be carried out for face-to-face consultations and home visits. A reminder that people need to stay home if they feel unwell or develop a cold or sore throat, and get tested. Remember, many people will feel anxious returning to work, so there will be a “gentling in” of people back to work needed. Future meetings: This was the last weekly meeting of the CCG. It was decided to move to monthly meetings from now on. The group has been an effective way to coordinate a wide range of services and will be a good forum for dealing with issues and events that may arise in the future. Gratitude was expressed to Tony Keatley for organising and chairing the meetings. ISSN (PRINT) 2538-0923 ISSN (ONLINE) 2538-0931

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4,3,2…One more step taken Continued from page 1 ...by the Ministry of Health, and endorsed by Equestrian Sport NZ, which include keeping a contact register, enforcing strict hygiene controls with regular cleaning of equipment and hand washing, maintaining social distancing, limiting rides to small bubbles, plus a range of other measures. “We will require riders to wear disposable hair nets under our helmets, and be taking all the necessary precautions we can to keep everyone safe, our equipment will be cleaned and sanitised regularly and guides will have access to rubber gloves etc in their first-aid kits.” Golden Bay Kayaks face similar challenges, and co-owner Lisa Savage is keen to get clients back in her boats once she has got to grip with the rules. “The information about lockdown and outdoor activities is a bit patchy. We would love to be open, maybe bookings only.” Farewell Spit Eco Tours’ Paddy Gillooly says they are able to operate at Level 2 and are looking to get started but will not go out will full buses. “We will have empty seats on the bus, and ensure we have 1 metre spacing between bubble groups.” Hospitality Almost all of the hospitality venues around the Bay are reopening their doors to customers who are required to be seated at a table and served. Several hotels and motels are also taking bookings for overnight guests. The Mussel Inn has been unable to provide a take-away food service during lockdown, so co-owner Jane Dixon is especially happy to be able to get things going and knows exactly what she needs to do. “We’ll have the room and service modified to fulfil requirements, including having everyone seated and table service. We’ve had payWave for quite a while now, so contactless payment is no problem and some people have made a prepayment, or bought vouchers while we’re closed.” Patrons will have to wait a little longer for live entertainment, though. “We don’t have any live gigs scheduled for the near future,” says Jane. ”With distancing and travel restrictions, we thought we’d wait until we have a bit more certainty of how things will go.” In the meantime, she anticipates only one major problem. “The hardest part will be ‘policing’ no hugs and people sitting too close to friends.” Down the road in Collingwood, NgAngA has set tables and seating up at his MAD Café to comply with the distancing rules

and will have one person in the kitchen and one taking orders and serving. “As regards our usual full menu, we’ll start simple and build up depending on demand, and see how Level 2 unfolds into our off season.” He is also planning some future entertainment. “We are looking into special events in the evenings for up to 30 people, and will commence art classes from June.” In Takaka, owner of Roots Bar Holly Osmond has things sorted. “We are confident in being able to prepare our inside tables at the appropriate distances from each other and encourage bookings over walk-ins to avoid congestion. Outside we will have signage advising people of the social distancing rules. And we will have to do table service by the sounds of it.” Cultural activities Although Takaka’s Village Theatre is allowed to reopen, there are still hurdles to negotiate says manager Rae McDowell. “The committee will meet and make some decisions. Social distancing is achievable, however there are very few films available, so that is one of the main stumbling blocks. My best guess is that we could open in June perhaps with a reduced programme.” The reopening of Golden Bay Museum may also be subject to a postponement, says manager Karen Johnson. “For a staff member to keep an eye on and record any possible visitors during the normal opening period and then to clean everything down will be a huge strain on our resources and may not be

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4,3,2…One more step taken time well spent.” No such delays for Takaka Library which will open on Monday. “We can’t wait to see everyone again,” says manager Carolyn Roberts. “You will be able to borrow and return books, but like every part of life at the moment things will be done slightly differently, and of course physical distancing rules must be followed at all times. The library has been thoroughly cleaned and staff will be cleaning frequently-touched surfaces regularly throughout the day.” Grant Knowles has some good news for fans of the visual arts. “I will open Art Vault on a very limited basis as there will be no customers probably because the vast majority of my buyers are from out of the Bay and although most are Kiwis we have no indication we will be getting much tourism domestically as we never have had a winter season. As for contact tracing, I will have a list at the door that people will have to sign in on but as I have four rooms and a large hallway, I think there will be no problem keeping distance.” Sport and recreation The absence of community-level sport has left a big hole in the Bay’s calendar, but things are getting back on track, with teams able to train together while avoiding physical contact. Only when the country moves to Alert Level 1 will contact sport be allowed. If this happens in the next few weeks, as hoped, then rugby, football, netball and hockey may still have time to run a traditional winter season. For keen trampers, the two Great Walks in the Bay’s backyard are now open for multi-day hiking and biking (on the Heaphy Track) and DOC huts can be booked provided the limit of 10 people is not exceeded. Health and beauty For the many overdue a haircut, as well as those hankering for a soothing massage or a fitness class, there is good news: Hairdressers can now sort out sorry-looking barnets, while spas and physiotherapists are getting ready to receive clients once again, and gyms are opening up. Arendie Huisman, owner of Hairtech, says it’s time to tackle unruly locks. “It’s so good to get back to work - there’s some woolly people around Golden Bay.” She explains that things will be a bit different in the salon. “It’ll be strictly one in, one out, and people will have to book, and I’ll be wearing mask and gloves.” It’s a similar set-up at the Bay’s other salons, including Hair Revolution in Takaka, where owner Lisa Lewis says her team will be donning personal protective gear and regularly sanitising equipment and surfaces, and keeping a register of clients. “We are committed to keeping Golden Bay beautiful and excited to be able to transform our clients as they will have a lot for us to work with, or fix, depending on if they could resist the temptation of picking up the kitchen scissors.” Whole body treatments are available at Aroha Health Spa in Pohara where the spa and café can both reopen, subject to usual rules. “We will be adhering to strict screening measures as well as strict hygiene protocols including contact tracing,” says manager Devangi Farah. “The spa will offer all treatments, sanitising after each client and doing strict screening before doing any treatments - this way we can ensure to the best of our ability that both our team and our clients are protected. The café will have all the social distancing protocols in place as per regulations, single server, seated service, and sanitising

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protocols with contact tracing in place.” Physiotherapists have been delivering their services remotely for the past seven weeks, but can now offer real “hands-on” treatments. Co-owner of PhysEx Aaron Marshall says virtual appointments will still be required for at-risk groups, while those wanting in-person consultations will need to follow new rules, including a screening process. “We can take bookings but clients must complete a questionnaire.” Property Anyone sick of staring at the same four walls for the past seven weeks and looking for a change of scenery, can now explore the real estate market. Agents are able to go about their business fairly freely at Level 2. First National’s Sharon McConnon believes it will be essentially business as usual, while being mindful of social distancing and hygiene rules and the need for contact tracing. “As we understand it, we are able to work from our offices and allow the public in.” And she is optimistic about the recovery. “We are confident things will bounce back, and hopeful for all businesses that locals will be supporting locals. We are able to carry out all aspects of our real-estate business including appraisals, listing property and viewings as usual. Level 3 restricted us to no more than two people to view a property at a time, and only two viewings per day. Although absolute directive is not out yet, we hope this would be relaxed.” Billy Kerrisk, licensed agent at Ray White Golden Bay, says things worked well at Level 3, but the easing of restrictions is good news. “Both buyers and sellers have been really understanding and compliant. The limit on the number of viewings per day was prohibitive so Level 2 is a welcome change.” However, she is not about to lower her guard. “We will not be reducing the safety precautions in any way, just be more flexible about numbers of people. To allow for some staff to continue working from home we will only be opening the office five mornings per week in Level 2.” The next step The Government will consider a range of Covid-19 metrics after two weeks at Level 2 before deciding to move to Level 1. A major influence on that decision is likely to be how well businesses and their customers comply with the raft of rules and regulations designed to prevent the spread of infection. In the meantime, Golden Bay-ers can get out and about and enjoy their own big backyard.

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Reworked nursery rhymes from Dallas Wilson Old Mother Hubbard There was a young woman who worked in a hive, Determined to keep her people alive. She set out the rules, just basics with bread, And cautioned us wisely to lockdown instead.

.Jack and Jill - A Cautionary Tale

Jack and Jill went up the hill, And then they popped their bubble But Jack was larking all around And causing lots of trouble. Then Jill, brassed-off, so home did trot All business-like and capable To ring essential services, Why should she be culpable!

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Little Miss Muffet SUBMITTED

This week’s letter is from former Golden Bay High School student Zak Gibbs: For the past two years I have been working on a 50m private yacht, on which I have travelled around the Pacific, Mediterranean, Caribbean and East Coast of the United States. We have recently based ourselves in Fort Lauderdale just north of Miami, Florida. We work in a tightly-knit team of 10 full-time crew members, all living and working together to keep the boat operating smoothly. It’s business as usual for us; we’re all very used to being anchored in a remote bay with nothing around us, nowhere to go and only our own crew to interact with, so being tied up to a dock in a shipyard alongside other yachts all doing the same thing is nothing new. A week’s work for us at the moment is made up of a variety of jobs, from basic care like keeping the boat clean and well ordered, to full-on maintenance, including repairs, painting, and redesigning and installing new parts and equipment onboard. We’ve been keeping one another entertained with Friday night themed dress-ups, movie nights and lots of cards and poker games. It’s also been a great opportunity to do some training, teaching and sharing of knowledge about engine operating procedures, tender driving, crane and anchor operation, as well as other safety training outside of our normal roles. We have been enforcing our own lockdown rules on the boat, working each day as normal while limiting distanced interactions with shipyard contractors and other boat crews. Although Florida recently reopened all businesses, beaches and public parks, we plan to remain onboard in lockdown, keeping our bubble small until things in the USA calm down further. It’s definitely hard being separated from family during a period of uncertainty like this. I hope everyone has taken this opportunity to connect and support one another while staying safe and staying home. I’m scheduled to return to New Zealand at the end of May to see friends, family and loved ones.

Experience is a wonderful teacher. Expertise is having the right answers.

Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, Sick of the same food each day. Along came a virus, who said “Come and join us” But she drowned it, with curds and whey!

Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey diddle diddle, while the cat was fiddling, The virus jumped over the moon. The little dog howled, not a moment too soon, As Covid pandemic-ed the Earth. But the spoon soon stirred them, into a swoon And that’s why the dish, with no hint of mirth Then ran right-over, these Covid—Corona, And banished these germs from our Earth.

Monarchs: Data required

In spite of the Asian paper wasps I am seeing Monarch butterflies active and in apparent good condition. Is anything known about the state of Monarch butterfly numbers and locations in Golden Bay? Where are the wintering trees? Is there a wintering tree in the Pohara area? Graham Rogers

Cycling safety - a warning

I would like to bring people’s attention to a potential traffic hazard after a very close call. I was driving from Clifton, turning into Rototai Road, while two young girls were cycling down the path 100m ahead of their parents. Suddenly they crossed the road in front of me to get to their car without looking or even seeing/hearing me, giving me a hell of a fright. I guess my quick reaction was partly due to the fact I knew from my prior cycling there, that there is a “shortcut” through the ditch from the path to the road about 20m before the designated give-way crossing. It was a really close call and I would hate to regret not raising the alarm. Please be aware of it, be safe, keep riding. Alexis Bourgeios

SOS goes to Environment Court

The Te Waikoropupū Water Conservation Order (WCO) is under threat. Tasman District Council (TDC) is asking the Environment Court to remove the 0.44mg/l nitrate limit set by the tribunal. TDC wants a higher limit. At present, nitrate levels at Te Waikoropupū are dangerously high, averaging 0.52mg/l. This is an 18 per cent increase since the tribunal met. In effect TDC wants to make this higher level the new normal. Save Our Springs (SOS) strenuously opposes this attempt by TDC to gut the Water Conservation Order. We believe the Te Waikoropupū WCO is by and large a good document. However, it does have a loophole. The loophole gives farmers the right to go to TDC and ask for a 70 per cent increase in water extraction. Further extraction can be granted if there has been no increase in nitrate readings at Te Waikoropupū for three consecutive years. SOS is going to the Environment Court to ask the Court to close the loophole. We believe any further increase in water extraction will inevitably lead to more pollution. The answer to the growing pollution problem at Te Waikoropupū is for farmers to change the way they farm and reduce the pollution leaching from their farms. Kevin Moran, coordinator, Save Our Springs Campaign

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Fantails accompany me doing loop-the-loops in front of me Gulls rise and swarm on mass, breakfast of worms to consume, cattle congregate awaiting the sound of tractor and owner, come to supply them for the day Still the silence, a bonus to protect, twill be sadly missed at Level 1. Anne Gentleman

The quality of silence, of rediscovering and appreciating silence, that is what struck me today. Poplar trees, no leaves, stand like feathers pointing to the sky, their silhouettes standing out against a brooding sky In the distance the gentle hum of scarce traffic, a plane taking off, a sound not heard lately The beginning of the end of Level 3

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The Environment Court will hold an inquiry to hear objections to the draft Water Conservation Order designed to safeguard the purity of Te Waikoropupū Springs. Photo: Supplied. JO RICHARDS

The major stakeholders in the Te Waikoropupū Springs Water Conservation Order (WCO) process all appear to have significant issues with the recommendations published by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA)’s special tribunal. The tribunal’s Draft Order was released in March this year, almost two years after the tribunal held an extensive hearing in Takaka. A total of 10 parties, representing all points of the ideological compass, have lodged proceedings with the Environment Court and will now prepare for an inquiry. The EPA’s role in the Water Conservation Order process was to provide administrative and secretariat support to the Special Tribunal. It does not have a role in the Environment Court inquiry. The latest development will add another potentially lengthy chapter to the WCO saga, which officially began with an application to the Ministry for the Environment in 2014. The dissatisfied supporters and objectors of the WCO application who recently lodged proceedings include organisations and individuals from the farming sector, environmental advocacy, aquaculture, power generation, local government, and the applicants themselves (see Box 1). Farmers and farmers’ organisations generally base their objections on the tribunal’s acceptance of Friends of Golden Bay (FOGB) water quality monitoring data, the integrity of the

Box 1: List of parties that have lodged proceedings with the Environment Court. NZ King Salmon Trustpower Save our Springs - Kevin Moran Robert and Cherrie Chubb A P Reilly Upper Takaka Irrigators David Scotland and Sally-Anne Neal Federated Farmers Ngāti Tama Ki Te Waipounamu Trust and Andrew Yuill Tasman District Council

nutrient modelling, the proposed NO3-N limit of 0.44 mg/l, and the lack of economic impact analysis on primary and secondary industries. Future options to increase fertiliser application, stocking density and water abstraction for irrigation schemes could be severely limited should the WCO be implemented in its current form. Tasman District Council’s objections overlapped significantly with those advanced by farming sector interests, stating at one point in its submission: “The Special Tribunal erred in accepting the evidence of Dr Mead [FOGB], which recommended NO3-N of 0.44 mg/l be included in the Draft Order as a limit…because the evidence established the limit had already been exceeded.” TDC also objected to the classification of the springs’ spiritual values as “outstanding” and highlighted perceived inconsistencies in the Draft Order document. On the other side of the fence, Kevin Moran, on behalf of Save our Springs (SOS), argued, amongst other things, that there should be no provision for any increase in water abstraction by farmers, stating. “Any future increase goes against the intent of the WCO to protect Te Waikoropupū Springs.” WCO joint applicants Ngāti Tama Ki Te Waipounamu Trust and Andrew Yuill echoed the position taken by SOS, stating that, due to the springs’ outstanding qualities, no further abstraction should be allocated from the aquifer or the springs, and that “ecosystem health” should be added to the list of outstanding qualities. They also called for iwi to be consulted on any planning issues related to the waters in the catchment. There is currently no information concerning the venue or the timing of the Environment Court inquiry but it is likely to be held in Golden Bay. When it does convene, the Court will receive and hear submissions before making a recommendation to the Minister for the Environment about whether the special tribunal’s report should be accepted or rejected. With such entrenched and seemingly diametrically opposed positions taken by the 10 parties, it’s difficult to see how any consensus will emerge from the Environment Court proceedings. Join in the conversation: Visit our website and leave a comment. Tell us what you think, share your ideas. We’ll summarise feedback in next week’s issue. Go to: https://gbweekly.co.nz/top-stories/

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DOWN TO EARTH: The art of coppicing

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Certain tree species have a natural ability to regrow new shoots from their stump or stool if cut down. In a traditional coppiced wood, which is called a copse, young tree stems are repeatedly cut down to near ground level, resulting in six or more poles growing from the “stool”. Traditionally, coppicing was used for various woodcrafts, including furniture making, timber framing, panelling, turning, tool handles, poles/posts, wheel-spokes, gates, basketry, charcoal production and, of course, firewood. Coppicing is still common throughout Britain and Europe today and has evolved to include soil protection, biodiversity, energy biomass and carbon sequestration. In Golden Bay some locals coppice willow for basketry as a small business. The period of time till harvest or rotation depends on how well the tree regrows (climate, microclimate, soil, water supply, etc) and the purpose for which the wood is to be used. Rotation time then can vary from four to 30 years. Some coppiced stools in use in Britain are over 1000 years old. This method of managing woodlands has been used for at least 6000 years, and is still very relevant today. It represents a truly sustainable forestry or woodland industry. Here in New Zealand, coppicing hasn’t been utilised to the same degree as in the Northern Hemisphere, but many private woodlots use species that naturally coppice. The big advantage is that regrowth is faster than replanting because the tree’s root system is already established. When such wood is selectively harvested from hillsides, those established, permanent root systems protect the hill’s soil A coppiced Alder at Sustainable Living Centre. Photo: Sol Morgan. ecosystem from erosion, which is so often a problem in clearfelled plantation forests. Adding a selection of coppiced tree lucerne and kowhai. Some Northern tree species are unfortunately considered species to any forest operation makes a lot of ecological sense. While studying at Lincoln University, I discovered the weed plants here in New Zealand. These include sycamore, Brandenburg coppice that Bill Brandenburg had planted as crack willow (Salix fragilis), grey willow (Salix cinerea), black a shelter/tree corridor. This coppiced shelterbelt produced alder (Alnus glutinosa), silver birch and black wattle (Acacia a continuous supply of useful wood for various purposes mearnsii). However, if carefully managed, these weed trees, while functioning as wonderful shelterbelt for grazing such as Tasmanian blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon), can still animals in adjacent fields. The mixed planting also offered offer useful timber. When selecting appropriate tree species, consider available such biodiversity that it encouraged a wide variety of wildlife, land area, soil type, aspect and microclimate. Southernwoods important in maintaining a balanced natural ecosystem. nursery has a great website with different selection criteria that Choice of trees The bulk of suitable coppicing tree species are non- can help your search. For example, oaks are hardy and handle coniferous Northern Hemisphere trees, mainly deciduous heavy clays, ash tolerates wet clay soils, chestnuts do well on hardwoods such as oaks, beeches, sycamores, ashes, chestnuts, free-draining soils and red alder likes moist, fertile soils. Harvesting elms, hazels, poplars, willows, alders and honey locusts. Typically, trees are felled for coppicing purposes in winter. Adding some evergreen trees such as Eucalyptus, Acacia, Casuarina, Robinia and conifer species (eg redwoods Eucalyptus, however, is best felled in early summer, leaving a and Douglas fir) creates additional canopy and increases good stump, to encourage regrowth before cooler weather. biodiversity. Native trees that coppice well are Pittosporum Cuts should be clean and sloped to the north for good species and mahoe (Melicytus ramiflorus). Evergreen species curing. Care should be taken not to damage the stumps while are also important in areas where the trees are also serving extracting wood. Unused organic material like branches are the dual purpose of providing shelter. Mixing Eucalyptus and best chopped or shredded and left to decay in the woodlot. conifers with deciduous species also reduces the effect their Selective cropping of coppicing trees in a shelterbelt also helps litter has on decomposition of the litter layer, when dominance maintain the permeability and effectiveness of the shelterbelt. When we think of planting trees for shelter, or perhaps to inhibits the growth of other species. Brandenburg also recognised the importance of a capitalise on carbon credits, it’s worth considering a variety of herbaceous perennial understorey in woodland fertility coppicing species that can provide timber for a wide range of (bulbs, anemones and lily of the valley, to name a few). He uses, possibly animal fodder or even food like nuts—species also suggested the use of nitrogen-fixing trees to support the that don’t require replanting and can be harvested for centuries. Great books on the subject include Coppicing & Coppice establishment and ongoing function of coppiced woodlots. These play an important role leaf litter decomposition and soil Crafts by Oaks and Mills, and The Woodland Way by Ben Law. fertility. Good examples are Acacia, Alnus, Robinia species, tree The Brandenburg Coppice can be found with a Google search.

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Schools and ECEs prepare to reopen at Level 2 RONNIE SHORT, SUBMITTED

Following Monday’s announcement regarding the move to Alert Level 2, all schools and early-childhood centres will be open for business as new-normal from Monday 18 May. Government guidelines recommend a high level of cleaning and personal hygiene practices along with seated physical distancing as far as possible within schools.

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GB High School principal Linda Tame We are very excited to welcome back all students to GBHS on Monday 18 May. I’ve really missed our students and can’t wait to see them all again. School will be different from the old normal, but we will be doing our best to make it as interesting, fun and supportive as possible. Students will have been away for eight weeks, which is longer than the summer holidays. So, it is very important that we help each student to re-acclimatise, and then support the whole school to progress with their on-site learning. We’ve been thinking about the metaphor of refloating a pod of whales, where each individual whale has to be supported to regain its equilibrium in the water, and the pod as a whole needs to re-establish their connections with each other. We will be following a transitioning approach: Stage 1: Welcoming, establishing safe routines and adjusting to being back Stage 2: Determining where each student’s learning is at, and replanning programmes Stage 3: Supporting NCEA students in an individual plan so that they can reach their goals. There will be some new expectations to keep everyone safe, and we’re running an inter-form class competition for the best alternative to a physical hug. We are asking all students to bring their Chromebooks and laptops to school to support their learning. The students who have borrowed a school device will be able to continue to use them. We know that some NCEA students are very worried about their qualifications. We will help each of them to develop a realistic plan to reach their goals. We also know senior students are concerned about the school ball! I am confident we’ll find

a way to hold the ball, though it will likely need to be delayed until later in the year. It is just great news that we can all be safely back at school from Monday. Collingwood Area School principal Hugh Gully I’ve sorted out exactly how we going to run things here. The new protocol will include any adults entering the school to drop children off will need to sign in, desks will be spaced out more in each classroom by teachers. This is to ensure children are not in one another’s breathing space, as set out by the government. It’ll be tight but I’m sure we can manage. Two separate school assemblies will take place, one for the juniors, who number less than 100, and another for Years 7 upwards. Seating will again be spaced out. Sports gear will be available for use during structured Physical Education lessons but, “At this stage we won’t release PE gear for free play during intervals and lunchtimes,” said Hugh. Takaka Primary School principal Jenny Bennett TPS will be encouraging all students to attend school. We are really looking forward to welcoming students back and encourage anyone who is uncertain about their children returning to school, to get in touch and share their concerns. We have an exceptional, committed staff who are well planned and who have been ensuring the school is a safe place for everyone. We are here to listen, support and help in any way that we can. We have developed procedures and plans to support students and staff to be in a clean, warm and spacious environment. We have carefully identified “bottle neck” points - such as school drop-off and pick-up, and put plans in place to ensure things run smoothly. Motupipi School principal Lisa Malones We are so excited to have all of our learners back together again this coming Monday. We will be running “as normal a programme” as we can, albeit with a lot of additional hand washing, sanitising and ensuring that all of us take particular care when coughing/sneezing. We realise that parents and

students may be a little anxious about coming back and we want to assure everyone that we are taking the necessary steps to keep all of our learners as safe as possible. We do ask, though, that if your child, (or anyone in your home), has a persistent cough, sneeze or is exhibiting any flulike symptoms, that they remain home until everyone in the household is well. If parents have real concerns about their child’s return to school, I encourage them to contact me so that we can discuss how to make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone. Central Takaka School principal Steve McLean We just haven’t sorted out the “nitty-gritty” of what that will look like, but we have a board meeting on Thursday to sort that out. All local school principals were having a catch-up meeting this week.

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Golden Kids head teacher Sage Andrews Golden Kids Early Learning Centre will be welcoming back all of our whānau on Monday 18 May. We are looking forward to reuniting with our Golden Kids community again! We will be focusing on our community’s wellbeing, by ensuring our culture of aroha and respect is upheld. Strict health and safety procedures, which exceed public health guidelines, will be adhered to ensure the safety of our community. We look forward to seeing you all then. Kakariki Kids owner Liz Lane All our teachers are refreshed and keen to welcome all our whanau back. Tess’ Place owner Tess James I provide home-based early childcare to seven children. Since lockdown we’ve kept in touch with a special Facebook page, video calls and Zoom. It’s been great to receive videos and the start of an older child “reading” a story to me but then technology sadly foiled the lovely thought. Last week I had one child back for some care under the strict Level 3 protocols and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone back now we are at Level 2. Golden Bay Kindergarten We will be opening again, according to parental demand.

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Recipe: Egg Muffins RENEE RILEY

This recipe for egg muffins is a favourite in our house, especially as I’m a “throw it all in” kind of cook. It’s an awesome way to use up leftovers and get some extra nutrients in. They’re also perfect for school lunches. Another great thing about these muffins is that you can make them in bulk and freeze them for another time. All we do is: 1. Whisk up a bunch of eggs 6, 8, 10, depending on how many muffins you like 2. T h e n c h u c k i n a n y ingredients you have on hand. These had: • Parsley • Leftover roasties and mince • Capsicum • Red onion • A little salt and pepper • And some grated cheese. Line or grease your muffin tins and spoon in the mixture to about half full. Bake at around 1600C for 15 to 20-ish minutes. Keep an eye on them. Then they’re ready to be enjoyed straight away or stashed away for later.

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Water or milk container bird feeder A water or milk container winter bird feeder is easy to make and inexpensive. Rinse out the container, cut open the sides, cut or drill holes for a thin dowel or chopstick perch, add the birdseed and hang it in a tree. Pencils or wooden spoons also work well for the perch. You could decorate the DIY bird feeder so it doesn’t look like you’ve hung your recycling in your garden. Fruit feeder Try hammering some nails into a board and securing pieces of fruit to it. Half-cut oranges, apples, and pears can attract tauhou (silvereyes), korimako (bellbird), and tūī. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 15 MAY 2020


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The Mohua Social Services Trust (MSS) has been given a big boost by the institution where some of our community choose to bank. In the midst of the Covid-19 virus shake-up, MSS manager Premal Gauntlett was thrilled to hear from Takaka NBS manager Dean Lund with an offer of $5000 funding from the building society’s community outreach funds. It’s part of a $30,000 contribution made by NBS to foodbanks across the region. The virus and its associated shutdown have been a challenge for the MSS workers, says Premal. “We’ve had to respond to a lot of different challenges and community needs,” says Premal. “The social distancing requirements have meant that we’ve been working in new ways – on-site and off-site. People have needed us to help them to solve new kinds of problems. Our social workers have been reachable by phone and we’ve also had to maintain our social work relationships with clients – sometimes face-to-face and sometimes remotely.” Dean says that NBS decided quite quickly to get involved in community work that supported people in the community

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who found themselves isolated or otherwise disadvantaged Ehara taku toa i te toa taki tahi, engari he toa takitini. by the Covid-19 crisis. “In each of the towns where we have a branch, we reached Our achievements are not out to a community institution where we thought our donation ours alone but those of a could make the most difference. Here in Golden Bay the MSS community. Trust was the obvious choice. As well as distributing food parcels, Mohua Social Services has set up a special ‘Covid Fund’ from which they have already supported families to connect to the internet for schooling,” says Dean. “They play an important role in the Bay and I’m right behind them.” NBS has also made donations to the Salvation Army groups We will be shut from 20th December until 13th January. in Motueka, Greymouth and Westport. Whilst to support Murchison, NBS are assisting a charity called Kai with Love who We wish everybody a safe and happy festive period. Monumental Masons are bringing parcels down to the town each week on a Monday. A group to support in Ashburton, where NBS also has a branch, Many thanks monuments.co.nz is currently being identified. NBS CEO Tony Cadigan says, “NBS plans to continue its longP 035259213 standing support of the not-for-profit sector, which will be even more important this year as we recover from Covid-19 pandemic”. The $5000 was immediately devoted to the MSS Covid response fund.

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A message from Mayor Tim King Play it safe, Tasman! As we move into Level Two, we have the chance to do many of the things we’ve missed over the last seven weeks. I know we’re all excited about that, it’ll start to feel like we’re getting back to normal. But it’s a new normal and everyone still has to play a part in keeping our community safe. Keep your distance, keep up good hygiene practices and above all – stay home if you feel even slightly sick. We have more freedom at Level Two with most people able to work and students returning to school but please remember, we’re playing a long game here and we need to play it safely.

Council Services at Alert Level Two Apply now for a Community Grant Do you have an exciting community project in the pipeline? A Community Grant could help to make it happen. Applications for our Tasman District Council Community Grants are now open until 31 July 2020. Funding is available for Tasman-based projects that meet a community need and have community support. Grants are available for projects that fit into the following categories: • Community and economic development initiatives • Arts/culture/heritage/museums • Festivals and events • Youth and children • Social services • Environment • Emergency services • Sports and recreation facilities. To apply and get more information, visit tasman.govt.nz/link/grants.

Some aspects of how we can safely deliver Council services at Alert Level Two were still being discussed at the time of printing. For more information, visit our website, tasman.govt.nz, our Facebook page or give us a call on 03 548 3400. • Council offices will reopen from Thursday 14 May but please be aware we will be operating differently in order to meet the Level Two requirements around physical distancing and contact tracing. Please be patient as your visit may take longer than usual. If you are able to carry out your business with us over the phone or online, please continue to do so.

The fire ban has now been lifted and as we head into the winter months, smoke from outdoor burning causes many problems and extra care is needed to reduce the effect it has. First check if you are allowed to burn outdoors, it’s banned year round in Richmond and Motueka and not permitted over winter in other places. Check our website for details. Where outdoor burning is allowed, every effort must be made to minimise smoke: • Check the weather conditions, wind speed and direction and continue to check throughout the burn. • Wind speeds of 10 – 25km/h are best. • Burn well-seasoned, dry vegetation only. • Stack vegetation and untreated wood loosely. • In winter only burn between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. • Do not leave a fire to smoulder overnight. • Get the fire burning hot as quickly as possible and keep it hot throughout the burn. • Only burn outdoors when you really must. Check out the updated good practice guide for outdoor burning on our website, and please check if you need a fire permit at checkitsalright.nz.

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If you know of someone who you think deserves recognition for all their hard work, you can nominate them for an Outstanding Community Service Award. Tasman District Council wants you help to identify and celebrate the wonderful people throughout our District by making nominations for this annual award ceremony. There are a huge number of volunteers who work tirelessly to make our communities better places to live, says Mayor Tim King. “Even with all the challenges we’ve faced over the past months due to the effect of COVID-19, the strength of community spirit has really shone through. The people who are always ready to help when needed, are the ones we want to celebrate.” Tasman District Council’s Outstanding Community Service Awards recognise the unsung heroes who add so much to our communities. The awards are aimed at acknowledging those who have volunteered for 20 years or more. It’s a way to make sure they are rewarded with the thanks they deserve for their long-term commitment, generosity, dedication and outstanding service. Nominees must be residents of the Tasman District to qualify. More information and nomination forms are available on the Council website, tasman.govt.nz and search “community awards.” You can email your completed nomination form to gabrielle.drummond@tasman.govt.nz. Nominations must be received by 30 June 2020.

• We are working towards reopening our libraries from Monday 18 May but it won’t be business as usual. Several changes will be in place ensure we’re in line with Level Two restrictions and not all services may be available from the start. Planning for reopening was ongoing at the time of printing so please check the Tasman District Libraries website or Facebook page for more information or give the team a call. • Playgrounds and exercise equipment will be open for use in Level Two. We’ve been doing safety checks on all equipment after seven weeks without regular maintenance. We’ll be reopening the taped off play equipment from Thursday 14 May. If any equipment is still taped off after Thursday it probably means we’ve found a safety issue that needs to be fixed, so please do not remove the tape and keep off the equipment.

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• Kerbside recycling and rubbish collection services continue as they have throughout the COVID-19 restrictions. The plant that sorts the mixed recycling (paper, cardboard, plastics and cans) will be operating again. All recycling collected from Monday 18 May will be sorted and processed as before. It will no longer be sent to landfill from next week. Please ensure only clean recycling is in your bin. We will be checking the bins and any that are contaminated with rubbish will not be collected. Glass continues to be sent to Auckland for recycling as usual. • Normal opening hours resume at all Resource Recovery Centres and the full range of services will be available from Saturday 16 May. This includes waste, greenwaste, recycling drop-off, reuse shop activity, whiteware and hazardous goods. We’ll be requesting contact details for all our customers and limiting numbers to maintain safe distancing. There may be delays at times, so please be patient. Payment by EFT POS is still preferred. • The Aquatic Centre and our recreation centres will be able to reopen but numbers will be managed. You will still need to maintain physical distancing at all times and contact tracing measures will be in place. Social gatherings of more than 10 people will not be permitted in our centres. • Boat ramps are open for use.

Streets for people survey The COVID-19 lockdown has shown that lower levels of air pollution, more people using active transport, greater social cohesion and less people dying on our roads are all achievable goals. The lockdown has also challenged the idea that streets are designed for vehicles. Streets have been transformed into hubs of interaction, recreation, art and play. As we have walked, ridden and accessed spaces normally reserved for cars, should we now review how we plan these areas in future? Please visit tasman.govt.nz and search on “streets for people” and complete a short survey to tell us how the lockdown has changed your perception of streets and how you want them to look when the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Feedback is invited until 31 May 2020.

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All the information below was correct as the time of printing, but for the most up-to-date information you can visit our website, tasman.govt.nz. If you have questions, or an urgent need for food or essential supplies call us on 0800 50 50 75 and we’ll put you in touch with assistance.

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Home viewing: Streaming content ALISTAIR HUGHES

From yesterday, cinemas are allowed to reopen, though with physical distancing requirements in place. Whether this means not sharing Jaffas or getting three seats all to yourself remains to be seen, as does the date of our Village Theatre’s own post-lockdown premiere. Until Takaka’s big screen flickers back to life, there is still much to tide us over on Apple TV/iTunes and Lightbox. With an origin stretching back to a Sega computer game from 1991, the live action Sonic the Hedgehog will keep younger viewers entertained before school beckons them back next week. This film experienced lengthy delays when its first attempt to redesign the main character’s look for the “the real world” was met with very prickly protests from fans. It seems talking blue hedgehogs are not to be messed with. Also not to be dismissed lightly is the seventh film adaptation of a novel from 1868—last year’s universally acclaimed Little Women. Directed by Greta Gerwig, it combines young actresses like Emma Watson and Florence Pugh with established greats like Laura Dern and Meryl Streep. This is a women’s tour-de-force of cinema. Though it received multiple award nominations but won only costume design suggests that the movie industry has yet to reach equitable assessment of female accomplishment in film. In previous weeks we’ve also looked at the content available on Netflix, TV on demand and YouTube, but even more streaming options are available, so let’s briefly point our remotes towards new territory. Amazon’s own service, Prime Video, went global in 2016 and is already a huge presence in streaming. Like Netflix, it creates its own original content, mixed with classic films and TV. It is currently available for US$2.99 per month, reverting to US$5.99 after the first six months. And there’s a 30-day free trial period. Sky TV’s service Neon costs $13.95 per month with a free 14-day trial, and offers the big name series and movies from HBO (Game of Thrones, Veep, Watchmen). Disney Plus has been described as every parent’s dream and nightmare. “The Mouse” now owns Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars, as well as its catalogue of films stretching all the way back to 1937’s Snow White. So this streaming service can transport your

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Takaka Library will be open on Monday 18 May and we can’t wait to see you all again. You will be able to borrow and return books, but like every part of life at the moment things will be done slightly differently, and of course physical distancing rules must be followed at all times. The Library has been thoroughly cleaned and staff will be cleaning frequently touched surfaces regularly throughout the day. • Opening hours will be Monday to Friday 10am–4pm initially. • The first hour from 10am–11am will be for over-65s only. Please respect this • You will need to sanitise your hands on entry • Everyone will need to sign-in and out at the door, using your library card. So please bring it! • If you aren’t a library member you will need to sign in and out manually • Only a certain number of people will be allowed in the library at one time (including staff ) • Please be prepared to wait in a queue outside before you are able to enter • Preferably only one person from a family at a time • Come in, choose your books, and leave within 30 minutes. • Payments to be in a contactless way, ie, with a card, or you can leave the amount on your library account and pay next time. No cash unless absolutely unavoidable • No unaccompanied children under 14 • Parents please keep your children within arm’s reach while inside the library • We will be offering a “Pick and Deliver” service, but only for those vulnerable people who are unable to get to the library themselves

Takaka Library opens on Monday 18 May. Photo: Supplied.

• We will also be offering a Click and Collect service. Details on our website www.tasmanlibraries.govt.nz from Saturday 16 May • There will be no physical newspapers to read • There will be no public internet computers available during the first week • There will be no photocopying or printing available until further notice • The interloan service is not available until further notice.

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REVIEW BY ELEANOR WILSON

The title of the book is a line from a poem by Pablo Neruda the Chilean poet who championed the cause of freedom and democracy in his beloved native country. Isabel Allende was born in Peru in 1942, but moved to Chile with her family when her father, a diplomat, took up residence there. Her grandfather, Salvador Allende, was president of Chile from 1970 after the socialist revolution and died three years later when a brutal military coup swept General Pinochet to power. Isabel Allende, who had helped opponents of the regime to safety, fled to Venezuela with her parents after receiving death threats. The lives of the two main characters, Victor Dalmau, a doctor, and his wife Roser, are inextricably linked to the events of this turbulent period. The story begins, however, in Spain during the Civil War. The author gained first-hand knowledge of the war from a refugee who escaped to Chile in 1939 on old cargo boat, The Winnipeg, chartered by Pablo Neruda which took 2000 Spanish people to safety. Victor Dalmau at this point is a medical student, a young man of skill and compassion, who works in the most appalling conditions to recover the wounded soldiers of the Republican forces. The descriptions of the brutality and savagery of the campaign are vivid and shocking, and Victor constantly struggles against exhaustion and hunger as he treats the terrible injuries of the men. His brother, Guillem, is a soldier who is killed in the conflict, leaving his future bride, Roser pregnant. Victor, after the war ends with victory for the fascists and Franco, escapes to France, surviving unimaginable hardships on the journey. Roser’s child, Marcus, is born and Victor marries her in order to secure a passage on The Winnipeg which will take them to a new life in Chile. Their life together is full of incident. Society is characterised by class distinctions, and the church is powerful. Life it is hard, but the two of them work to build up a secure life for themselves and the child. Victor works part time in a bar to allow him to pay for his studies to qualify finally as a doctor. Roser, a pianist, steadily gains a reputation through her teaching and performances. The marriage of convenience gives them stability and confidence as the relationship gradually changes over the

years. Their professional status grows, as do their friendships with a circle of many people including the future president, Salvador Allende. The conflict between the Socialists and the right-wing faction becomes bitter and ultimately violent. Victor, as a perceived supporter of the Socialists, is taken to a prison camp where with many other prisoners he is savagely treated. The cruelties of the Spanish Civil War are repeated. Pablo Neruda is a central character, brought to life in his energy and commitment to the country he loved. Isabel Allende met him when she was a journalist. His advice to her was to write fiction as her imagination was so powerful. She has now published 26 best-selling books. In spite of the political upheavals the tragedies and losses, the story ultimately is of hope, endurance and the belief in a better world. Isabel Allende’s personal experience enables her to present a vivid and authentic social and political history of Chile over 60 years as an essential background to the narrative. A Long Petal of the Sea is an absorbing story with compelling characters who overcome tragedy and hardship with courage and love. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 15 MAY 2020


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Local writer Charlotte Squire is inviting locals aged 60 and over to have their life stories published in a collection of personal memoirs. Charlotte says her “Love Letters to our Children” project is being launched in Golden Bay, with the aim that each chapter of the book tells the story of one person’s life. “They can write the letters themselves, or my local team can work with them to write them.” The letters can be up to 2000 words long and accompanied by up to five photos, and should include all the important details of the subject’s life - as well as some personal reflection, says Charlotte. “They can also include musings about things people feel they did well or not so well; plus advice and pearls of wisdom for future generations.” Each letter, along with the photos, will form one of at least 10 chapters of the book. Charlotte believes the completed volume will help preserve life stories for future generations, and become a unique resource for families and communities. “It will provide a snap-shot into the lives of our elders, which might otherwise not be caught while they are still with us.” While a full-sized memoir costs upwards of $5000, and takes between six months and a year to complete, Charlotte says she and her team are charging $1000, simply because it’s a shorter story and it takes less time to write. There is also a payment plan available. Charlotte runs Charlotte Squire Communications and works with a team of Golden Bay-based proof-readers, editors, writers, and designers to produce privately commissioned books for people. She is confident that there is no shortage of material out there. “Everybody has a story to share.”

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• For the next 14 days residents are to have 2 nominated visitors. • Only one visitor at a time. • One-hour visits - maximum. • No visitors under 12 years of age. • Every nominated visitor to sign a form of declaration/screening form. • Visiting time 10am-2pm (exceptions will apply for individuals that cannot make this time). • All visitors to sign in and out - this is for contact tracing and Health & Safety. • All visitors to wear a mask - this will be reviewed in 14 days. • Visits to take place in resident’s room only. • All visitors to enter via the ambulance bay doors. • We will be maintaining social distancing at this stage. • Maintain good hand hygiene throughout the visit, wash hands and use hand sanitiser. Charlotte Squire works with a team to produce privately commissioned books for people. Photo: Supplied.

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DOWN ON THE FARM Looking after business, people, animals and environment

• The CBAC will still be in use and testing will carry on via booked appointments. • Flu clinics will still be conducted in the car park.

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The good news is that there is no compromise needed; each one is mutually supportive of the other. A resilient business model will look after people, animals and environment. Farmers have used their intuition and intergenerational experience to build resilient businesses which can withstand drought, pestilence, and low prices – and it makes them feel more secure. Spending 50 cents to make a dollar is a good example of this; it is not about maximising production or total profits but maximising the return for each and every input, such as labour, feed, fertiliser and animals. The law of diminishing returns says that as you increase the level of each input you get less return for that extra input. You get the most bang for your buck with lower inputs, effectively you are picking the low hanging fruit. This is conservative farming. Feeding animals with existing permanent pasture that fixes nitrogen using clover is the low hanging fruit of farming. Soil regenerates when the load on the land is lightened by reducing stocking rates, feed inputs and synthetic nitrogen. Why spend money sowing lentils and sunflowers when the pasture has made its own mix of plants? Just spot spray out the weeds that the animals don’t eat - easy! Minerals can be added to replace produce removed and to achieve the correct soil pH and the optimum balance of base cation elements. This balance will favour the proliferation of ryegrass and clovers which are persistent under grazing, and also build soil structure.

• Exceptional circumstances, ie palliative care patients will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

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• Physiotherapy will recommence in the physio room from Monday 18 May. The waiting area for these patients will be separate from the practice. Patients will remain in their cars until it is time for their appointment.

Big data analysis using Dairybase for farms at the top of the South Island has shown that the farm with the highest per-hectare profit is also the most environmentally sound. It is a small inter-generational farm which uses no irrigation, nitrogen fertilizer or re-grassing. Ironically, the farming practices were developed by experience, wisdom, and respect rather than by looking at numbers. Covid-19 has threatened the supply of immigrant labour required on large-scale farms. Looking after people by milking once a day reduces workload and stress and builds resilience into the business by cutting costs. Reducing production on a grand scale ensures product prices remain high and input costs are kept low. Why oversupply? The old story of hand milking one teat for Mr Pyne, one for Mr Gould, one for Mr Guinness and one for me can be changed. One for the land, one for the animals, one for us and one for the future. Lightening the load on the land is good for business, people, animals and environment. Who wants to chase their own tail by spending 90 cents to make a dollar in an overcooked, stressful farming situation?

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• Thank you for the great level of compliance we saw during the Level 4 and 3 isolation. • We now need people to continue to respect the social restrictions still in place. No more than 10 people at social gatherings. • Police stations’ public counters are now open to walkins during the Level 2 restrictions. We are still practising social distancing and there is a sign-in process. • Remember the best way to report crime, either phone 105 or online at 105.police.govt.nz • If it is an emergency and happening now, phone 111. • FOUND PROPERTY: We currently have a lovely old engagement ring in our found property cupboard. It was located some time ago at FreshChoice supermarket. It would be great to get it back to its owner. If you or someone you know has lost such a ring, please pop into the station. • We also have a wooden trailer’s rear tailgate found on Takaka Valley Highway about three weeks ago. • 30 April: A 41-year-old male was arrested for smashing a shopfront window and for some historic burglaries in Takaka. He has been remanded in custody until June. Hopefully he is getting some help with his addictions. • 12 May: A 36-year-old Takaka male was arrested for breach of bail. • 13 May: A 35-year-old Takaka male was arrested for detox and warned for trespass and theft. • As these offenders have both found out, misbehaving in Takaka and waking up in Nelson has its logistical issues. • Dishonesty offending has been reported in Parapara. Diesel syphoning and opportunist thieving occurred some time last week. Please report any suspicious activity and take care to lock up. • A sad week for Takaka staff attending the passing of one of our community’s stalwarts. Thanks to all those involved. • Let’s keep our Golden Bay bubble, keep up your vigilance against the virus. Stay well.

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A 1930s Rakopi childhood

Rakopi in the 30s: Fay Wallis (right) and her mother and sister in front of their Rakopi tent home where they lived for a year during the depression. Photo: AMP Weekly. ANITA PETERS

“Today people were talking on the radio about the shovel brigade,” said long-time Golden Bay local Fay Wallis (nee Wildermoth). “It brought back memories of my childhood during the depression of the 1930s.” Fay’s early life was spent at Rakopi in the Whanganui Inlet. From as early as 1866, this remote area produced gold and coal, farm produce, flax and timber, mostly transported out by water. But by the early 1900s there was urgency for better access to the growing communities as far south as Kahurangi. In 1905, a rough “corduroy” road was cut through to Paturau. “There was treacherous mud. You could easily get bogged,” said Faye. “They would cut and lay down manuka trunks then they’d put rocks over top and hope the tide wouldn’t wash them away. It was all pick and shovel, and gelignite, and all the bridges and embankments were hand built while the tide was out, the rocks brought there by punt.” Collingwood County Council began drainage operations in 1907, but it was not until the 1930s that Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage called for single unemployed men to help build a “dry” road from Collingwood to Mangarakau. In 1933, Faye was not yet three when her father, already

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unemployed for a year from his railway job in Wellington, was recruited to the Public Works camp at Rakopi. He travelled to Nelson, then push-biked to Collingwood before making his way out to the camp where he lived for the next eighteen months without ever seeing his family. In 1934, when the men were invited to create accommodation for their families, Fay and her mother and sister joined him to live in a tent in the bush. Life was not easy at remote Rakopi, but it was social and lively. While supplies were delivered by small truck from Collingwood, people still needed to be resourceful and selfsufficient. A small school was built for the camp children but there was no healthcare. Over five years, Rakopi grew to over 150 residents. After the road was completed in 1939, Fay’s family moved to the thriving settlement of Mangarakau, which boasted greater services and attractions. But Faye remembers her life at Rakopi as being “magic.” “People were all on the same level,” she said. “Dad earned 10 shillings a week, which was probably quite good money back then. Of course we didn’t have rent or power costs, but we had to carry water in a kerosene tin to do the washing. Mother said they were the best days of her life.”

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Love letters to our children

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Jim Horton 16 Jan 1943 - 12 May 2020 Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of May; all day Final goodbye to Jim in the Old Pentacle at Tui Eventspark (Treefield)

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Imagine people being able to read your life story, in your words, including your thoughts and wisdom.

We’re creating a quality book about Golden Bay elders, where each chapter is a letter from one person about their life. It’s called ‘Love letters to our children’ and we want you to be part of it.

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Monday 18th May - Private family burial at first light Public Memorial at Tui Eventspark in Wainui Bay when Covid-19 alert levels allow and the new Pentacle is complete. For questions: hortonsacha@gmail.com or 0210444294

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garage sized shed. Willing to have one built for the right situation. Ph Dave Myall 027 669 7142 or davemyall62@ gmail.com RENTAL home, one-two bedrooms, long term, required by former resident. Excellent references. Ph Marilyn 021 050 3635.

PROPERTY AVAILABLE / Rawa watea

TAKAKA RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB

ROOM available, shared and private four-bedroom accommodation on Commercial Street, for a suitable mature lady. Please ph Rodney 027 511 4266.

ROOM available long term in my home close to town. Big garden. $130/week including power, WiFi, wood. Suit vego, not pets or children, sorry. Ph Sage 021 070 0656.

Junior Rugby Registration ADVERTISING

InCOMMUNITY conjunction with DIRECTORY TRU Mako Ripper Tuesday 10th March 2020 at 2020/2021 GB Rec Centre from 4pm

If you did not advertise in last year’s phone bookare and would or like$40.00 to this year Subs $25.00 per family please contact: New, past, boy and girl players are encouraged Julie to McKenzie come along, sausage sizzle for players ph 525Please 7148 contact or 027takakarfc@gmail.com 290 0114 by 20 May 2020 for more details

Please note payment for advertising will not be due until September 2020

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Check out our range of over 50 cost effective plans to suit every budget. You won’t believe the quality you get with a Latitude home.

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New Listing/Open Home

New Listing/Open Home

50 Parapara Beach Road

15 Pohutukawa Place, Pohara BRAND NEW HOME BETWEEN BEACH AND BUSH Imagine waking up to birdsong and being able to take a walk to the beach every day, it's easy from this brand new home in Pohara. Completed at Christmas this light and airy three bedroom home makes the most of the elevated position. From the deck you can see for miles, right across the bay to Collingwood and Pakawau. To the east a bushy hillside hosts the dawn chorus and balances the outlook between sea and bush. Be sure to check out the video, make a request for the info and the walk through virtual tour. Planning to view in person? No problem, give me a call. Price: $725,000 Viewing: See online or call for open home details www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20984

Billy Kerrisk Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

THE FEEL GOOD FACTOR Some places make you feel happy, instantly! This colourful beach house is one of them! It's a fully furnished move in ready package, you simply rock up on settlement day, and make yourselves at home! Perfect for a lock-up and leave bach, but why leave? Work from home! Live the good life, certainly an option now isn't it? The online video has the feel good factor too. Contact me to take the virtual tour and for more information. PRICE: $599,000 Viewing: See online or call for open home details www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20976

Billy's Market Comment Thanks to all those who've been in touch! We are mindful of everyone's safety, so detailed policies & procedures are in place to allow safe viewings, open homes & our Takaka office will open (mornings only) from Monday. Always striving to learn and grow, lockdown saw us engaged in daily online training with experts from Ray White & more. Billy connects with other Zone Chairpeople and top agents around the country, keeping up to date with latest trends. One thing is evident, Buyers outnumber Sellers 10 to 1. Good news!

Billy Kerrisk Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

One Agent, One Team, One Result

Level 1, 11 Buxton Lane, Takaka | Facebook @RaywhiteGoldenbay | 027 608 5606 | www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz | Billy Kerrisk THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 15 MAY 2020

$155,370*

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HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora ANEL BAKER Physiotherapy at 22 Meihana Street, Takaka. Ph/txt for an appointment 021 053 4337. ACUPUNCTURE: Lynne Cooper providing private and ACC injury treatments. 54 Commercial Street. lynnecooper@y7mail. com, ph/txt 027 221 0045. AROHA Health Spa. Massage, advanced clinical massage, myofascial release, hot stone and relaxation, infrared sauna, spa bath, facials, holistic health and more. Thursday-Sunday from 9.30am, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. Ph 525 8870. CAROLYN Simon, Craniosacral therapist, naturopath, medical herbalist. For appointments or flower essences text 027 483 5865, ph 525 8544. 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.

Grant Watson

Physiotherapist - McKenzie Method Advice and Telehealth consultations available

massage | RELAXATION & THERAPEUTIC 50% OFF

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

www.ameliorate.nz

SIMON Jones counselling. Available by telephone or online. Ph 525 8542. YOUTH and adults’ counselling and mentoring. Now offering phone and video-chat sessions. Selena Serra ph 027 416 6815 or selena@gbwct.org.nz

Ph: 027 370 6472 or email: wattie18@outlook.com

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko FRIGIDAIRE clothes dryer, 5kg, warm and hot settings, $75; push lawn mower, $70. Ph 027 345 8684 evenings. SHEEP, ewes and wethers. Ph Barry 525 9441. MOBILITY scooter, good condition, $600. Ph 525 8153. CURTAIN fabrics, blockout liners, sunteen liners, cushions, sheers, linens, cotton prints, Luxaflex blinds...visit Imagine designs next to GB Glass or ph Tracey 027 440 0071. SPLASHBACKS and shower glass. Custom made by Golden Bay Glass, 96 Commercial St. Ph 525 7274. SLASH your electricity bill. Install a grid-connect PV system. Professional design and install. Ph Paul Stocker, Azimuth Renewables, 525 6019. CAMBARA 14-in-1 exercise machine, $350 ono. Ph/txt 020 4120 0710. TIMBER for flooring, wall and ceiling linings, etc. Local plantation grown lucitanica, blackwood, black wattle and Eucalyptus nitens available, 150x50 rough sawn, 19mm T&G or 12mm TG&V finished. Ph Andy 525 9228 or 027 228 1503. BUILDING or renovating? AES Wastewater Treatment system: No power, 20-year warranty, supplying NZ from Golden Bay. www.et.nz, ph 525 9020. FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, pine, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348.

TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga Abel Tasman Accounting Limited Xero Certified, Public Practice CA. Taxation services and general business support for clients of all shapes and sizes. Available evenings and weekends. Ph Bronwyn 027 268 4010, bronwyn@abeltasmanaccounting.co.nz 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

Chiropractor

ACCOUNTANT. Long-standing market leader with unbeatable professional qualifications and experience. Warn & Associates, ph 525 9919.

ADMIN for farmers and small businesses. Also copywriting for websites, publicity and marketing. Ph Sue 021 555 836.

Inga Schmidt

ALL your garden needs, ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. References available.

021 180 7789

ARBORIST. Certified. The Tree Doctor, all aspects of tree care. Free quotes. Ph Chris 021 0264 7942.

MSc (Chiro), DC, MNZCA

Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St

www.healthfocus.co.nz ACC registered

MILLER CHIROPRACTIC

Takaka: 22 Meihana St. Ph 021 106 8461. Dr Rowan G Miller, Chiropractor BSc, BSc (Chiro), MNZCA. ACC Registered

ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580.

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

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

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

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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.

GOLDEN BAY ROOFING. Re-roof, repairs, maintenance. goldenbayroofing@yahoo.com, ph 027 395 0037. GOLDEN Bay Storage, Takaka. Dry, safe, secure, alarmed, insurance approved. Furniture trailer available. Ph Rob and Marg 525 9698, 027 222 5499, goldenbaystorage@gmail.com

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

BLINDS, curtains and tracks, call Tracey for a free consultation and quote. Look at floor-to-ceiling curtains on your ranch sliders to create an elegant look and inside-fit blinds where there isn’t the space for full-length curtains. Ph Imagine designs 027 440 0071 and start transforming your space.

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

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

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

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

PAINTING and interior, exterior plastering. Licensed qualified local tradesman. Ph CM Coatings 027 222 0507.

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

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

027 514 9112.

CARS, caravans? Will buy certain models and pick up anything free or can drop off Collingwood opposite dump. Parts, tyres, batteries for sale. Support local. Ph 020 4167 1519. 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. 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. GARDENING services: Fruit-tree pruning, weeding, lawnmowing, weed-trimming, general garden tidy up. Ph Carlos 027 751 9730. GARDEN advice, design and development, soil testing, fruit pruning, orchard work. Sol Morgan, GroWise Consultancy, ph

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

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

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 BANDSAW MILLING. Ph Tim 524 8997, 027 714 4232.

SEPTIC TANKS EMPTIED. Ph Chris 027 444 5334 or John 027 647 4913. SEWING SERVICE, NEEDLES, THREADS, WOOL, BEADS. Stitch ‘n Sew ph 525 8177. STORAGE /container hire. Your place (anywhere) or mine (Takaka). Ph Cheryl at Orange Mechanical Ltd 525 9991. TAKAKA Self Storage, Commercial Street. Have containers (new) available. Excellent security, cameras etc. Ph 525 6181. TREE removal, confined area felling, chipping, chipper hire. Fully insured. Ph 525 7597, 027 212 4020. WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 15 MAY 2020


EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē ANATOKI SALMON fishing and café. Catch your own lunch or order from the menu. Open every Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10am-4pm. Ph 0800 262 865.

The Mussel Inn

COURTHOUSE CAFÉ, Collingwood. Open 7 days, 8.30am2pm. Pizzas and curries Fridays, 4.30-7pm, takeaway only. Ph 524 8194.

Yes, we’re back!

CURRY LEAF. Open 7 days, 12-8pm. Chef-made food, takeaway prices. Order online thecurryleaf.co.nz or ph 525 8481.

Open 7 days from 11.30am til 7.30pm

A few things are going to be different to enable us to operate

DANGEROUS KITCHEN. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, TuesdaySaturday from 9am till 8pm. For bookings and takeaways ph 525 8686.

Ph orders welcome 03 525 8225 Order online at baytakeaway.swiftly.nz or Use the “Shop Now” button on our Facebook Page.

We’re up for the challenge……. look forward to seeing you soon

GARDEN SANCTUARY CAFÉ at Aroha Health Spa. Organic coffee, herbal teas, fresh juices, light meals and treats. Thursday-Sunday from 9am-12pm. 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara.

We are operating a 2-at-a-time waiting room limit under level 2.

Cheers Andrew, Jane and The Mussel Inn crew

OLD SCHOOL CAFÉ, Pakawau. Open 4pm-late, Thursday, Friday. 11am-late, Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Ph 524 8457.

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays. Late fees apply for ads received after deadline.

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.

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THE MUSSEL INN. Open 7 days, 11am til late.

FREE CONCERT!

‘the good people place’

TOTALLY ROASTED, Pohara. Winter hours 9am-3pm, Thursday to Monday. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday. Friday night woodfired pizzas from 4-7pm.

Legally and safely celebrate this level 2 coming out with a free concert!

OPEN FOR DINING THURS 14th ...

(“Public spaces with physical distancing”)

BOOKINGS RECOMMENDED for EASE + SAFTEY

WHOLEMEAL CAFÉ, open for dine-in meals and takeaways 7.30am-2pm, Monday to Friday and 8.30am-2pm Saturday and Sunday.

DuRiNG LEVEL 2 We CanT wAIT to see YOU...

Pohara Boat Club, 3pm, Sunday 17 May

PHONE: 5259592 or txt: 0273188608

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Original songs by David Ludlow (Free Rock) and covers related to present hard times, with surprise guests, using David’s boat as a stage.

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

Gourmet food & burgers, CHECK OUR FACEBOOK FOR CURRENT MENU

Ph: 525 9592

Check Facebook GB Community Noticeboard for confirmation Sunday morning.

www.rootsbar.co.nz

www.rootsbar.co.nz

CHURCH NOTICES .

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

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Programmes to listen out for Musical Montage – Dagmar Felber has been producing the Musical Montage since 2008. Each week she brings you a fine range of eclectic music that includes old favourites and new discoveries. Fortnightly on Tuesdays at 6pm, repeated Wednesday the following week at 12 noon. Kindly supported by Quinney’s Bush Camp and Caravan Park.

For more info contact Rowan Miller 021 106 8461 or Robin & Lauren Swafford 524 8498 Email: kahurangichurch@gmail.com

Delicatessen Co Ltd

Facebook: Kahurangi Christian Church

Creators, Merchants & Caterers of Fine Foods & Artisan Products

OPEN FROM 6.30am 6.30am

Word on The Street Join Stuart Bathan as he dusts down his old thesaurus and takes you on a carpet ride to explore the lexicon and vernacular of language. Every 2nd Thursday evening at 7pm and replays the following Tuesday morning at 2am. Proudly sponsored by Nelson College.

"...that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9

Trinket Box - Maria Baigent presents an hour of Musical Trinkets, written, sung and performed by Women. Every 2nd Monday at noon, replaying the following Sunday at 4pm. Now also airing on Radio Southland, Monday night at 10pm.

Pastor: Rodney Watson 027 511 4266, rjwatcon@gmail.com Includes Kids program 93 Commercial St, Takaka. www.godunlimited.org

Follow our Facebook page for important local messages @Freshfm.nz

WANTED / Hiahia

Creating great food for TAKAKA taste buds

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

www.freshfm.net

TAKAKA FUELS & FISHING

Golden Bay weather forecast

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

info@goldenbayproperty.com

LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR OFFER IN!!

Ph: (03) 525 8800

COVID19 - LEVEL 2 What does Level 2 mean to you? For us, it means that we can base ourselves back at First National Central - 50 Commercial St! Our busy hub in the CBD of Takaka. We are excited to be back & welcome anyone, anytime who may want to chat with us about all things property. Stay Safe - Stay Connected and Support your Locals!

THE GOOD LIFE - GREAT LOCATION 460 ABEL TASMAN DRIVE 246 EAST TAKAKA ROAD, EAST TAKAKA

Deadline Sale: 2pm 22nd May (NSP)

This 3 bdrm home has privacy & great views. The 3450m2 section has a selection of fruit trees, a 2-bay shed & ample parking. The home has a large open plan living area & a spacious master bedroom. A separate sleepout gives extra workshop space or would make a great hobby room & here a large picture window takes in the rural landscape to the hills….. Call me ASAP for further information or your opportunity to view. Ref 3779

Ref: GB3776

Price: $950,000 Annie Telford 027 249 1408

Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577 or sarah@goldenbayproperty.com 746 COLLINGWOOD-BAINHAM MAIN ROAD

26 KOHIKIKO PLACE

187 COMMERCIAL STREET

SOLD IN MARCH BY JAMES MACKAY

SOLD IN MARCH BY JAMES MACKAY

SO OLD IN APRIL BY JAMES MACKAY

12 HAILE LANE

16 SANDRIDGE TERRACE

3A WATINO PLACE

SOLD IN MARCH BY PAUL MCCONNON

SOLD IN MARCH BY SARAH-JANE BROWN

SOLD IN APRIL BY ANNIE TELFORD & SARAH-JANE BROWN

RESIDE BESIDE THE SEASIDE!

MOTHER’S DAY FUN AROUND THE BAY To all those Mothers, Step Mums, Mums-In-Law, Maybe Mums, Wannabe Mums, Grans, Nans, Past Mums, Aunties & Sisters… we hope you all had a lovely day enjoying what you do!

ITS ALL HERE!

262 PATONS ROCK RD,

Primo beachfront location! 1980’s beach home, with a sep. consented unit, has lots of sea view & spacious living with 2 bdrms, 2 bthrms & small bunk room + a 1 bdrm cottage. Logburner, heatpumps & extensive photovoltaics. Ref: GB3776

Price: $950,000 Annie Telford 027 249 1408

“ANNIE’S NIRVANA BACKPACKERS”

35 CARLYLE ST, CLIFTON O/O $1.45m+GST (if any) 12ha near Pōhara Beach, some of the best grazing around + a 1980’s Summerhill Stone family home of 3 bdrms, 3 garages & a huge paved outdoor entertaining area….. James Mackay 027 359 0892 Ref: GBR3632

A MUST SEE!

25 MOTUPIPI ST, TAKAKA

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: $680,000+GST (if any) Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 Sharon McConnon Sales Manager 0275 258 255

Paul McConnon Salesperson 0275 042 872

Annie Telford Salesperson 0272 491 408

656 EAST TAKAKA ROAD $1.175m 3.9ha lifestyler, less than 10mins drive from Town, offers 2 dwellings & income producing potential. Immaculately presented. Call me & extend your vision! Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 Ref: GB3768 Sarah-Jane Brown Salesperson 0274 222 577

James Mackay Principal / AREINZ / B.Com

027 359 0892

Belinda J Barnes Agent / AREINZ 021 236 2840

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