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Let the sport commence

Kicking off: Collingwood Rugby Football Club is one of many Golden Bay sports clubs looking to start up after lockdown. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

Community sports have been cleared for kick off. Following the Government’s relaxation of public gathering restrictions, training can begin in earnest from today, but there are still a few hurdles to be overcome. The Ministry of Health requires procedures to be established to ensure hygiene and the ability to contact trace, while some codes need to have an approved health and safety plan as specified by their governing bodies. Under normal circumstances the local leagues and regional competitions would be well underway by now, but this year’s long delay means that when the games begin – estimated to be around the end of June – there are likely to be reduced fixture lists and/or a number of short-sided games. In some cases, clubs may decide to abandon the 2020 season altogether. The reopening of Takaka’s Rec Park Centre is crucial to the restart for many sports and manager Sara Chapman says clubs are eager to resume. “Everyone is adapting so that physical activity and social camaraderie is not forsaken

in 2020.” The Centre is following Ministry of Health guidelines, says Sara. “Every group member club will need to follow our contact tracing system and sign up to Rec Park Centre health and hygiene protocols. Abbie Langford, recreation coordinator, is working with each club.” She says that shared areas will be cleaned between different user sessions and some new arrangements have been put in place. “The Centre has been divided into four sectors and Laura Webster, hospitality coordinator, has set up cleaning kits at each sector for the clubs to take care to clean equipment and high-touch surfaces such as door handles and light switches.” Feedback so far indicates a phased return to the Centre, says Sara. “Recreational sport will begin with badminton and pickleball. Takaka Squash Club is waiting to restart. Takaka Basketball and Golden Bay Netball may initiate a short season for local play.” Co-president of Golden Bay Netball Lorna Pomeroy said the Rec Centre had a “good

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policy” and she was “hopeful and optimistic” about what she accepts will be a shortened season. Takaka Squash Club is planning to pick up where it left off before lockdown, once all the safety and traceability procedures are in place. “ We’re going to be back next month. We have a league running so will just have to change the match dates,” explains club president Paul McConnon. Of the outdoor sports, hockey may resume depending on demand, according to club president John Byrne. “If people are keen, we could start but we’d be looking at a short season.” Both Takaka and Collingwood rugby clubs are working out their own procedures for complying with the MoH rules and assessing the viability of their squads. Takaka coach Anthony Tait says once the paperwork is agreed with Tasman Rugby, they will begin training. “The seniors should get going next week, and the juniors the week after.” Continued on page 2

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The sacrifices made by Top of the South Island residents over the past two months have paid off, with news that the region’s last active case of Covid-19 has been discharged. The milestone marks a major victory in the fight to prevent community transmission of the virus. Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) confirmed on Tuesday that the last close contacts of confirmed cases monitored by the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service had been discharged from isolation on 16 May, followed five days later by the last recovered case. NMH director of public health Dr Stephen Bridgman said the achievement would have been impossible without the co-operation of people in the region. “I’d like to thank all cases and their local close contacts, who co-operated with strict isolation and quarantine requirements. The general public have also made a phenomenal effort to follow the Alert Level rules, and to get symptoms assessed and tested.” Dr Bridgman paid particular tribute to health workers. “It’s timely also to acknowledge our health professionals and health support staff across the region – in particular the Public Health Service team managing case investigation, contact tracing, and monitoring and the support of cases and contacts. Primary health teams such as those working from communitybased assessment centres, and our hospital services who cared for confirmed cases and many suspect cases in isolation wards also played a critical role.” He added that persistent endeavour had produced the desired result. “This huge collective effort has prevented sustained community transmission – the spread of the virus in our community between people who do not know each other. This is clear in our testing data – of the nearly 7000 local tests over the past two months, we have identified only 37 cases through testing.” But while a significant battle may have been won, Dr Bridgman warned that the war is far from over. “While the virus is not circulating locally, there is a high risk that the virus will reappear at some time in the future, so we should not be complacent and we should remain vigilant. This is why people are asked to stay the course and continue to follow the Alert Level rules and – at any level – the public health advice.” For a summary of Covid-19 cases in the Nelson Marlborough region see page 4.

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Missing trampers found alive


At lunchtime on Wednesday afternoon, when all seemed lost, two missing trampers were finally found, safe and essentially well. Jessica O'Connor and Dion Reynolds, were last seen in the Anatori Valley on 9 May, before they set off tramping in Kahurangi National Park. Eighteen days later they were air lifted to Nelson Hospital where they received treatment for minor injuries, including sprains. Prior to their disappearance the pair had been living and working locally; Dion as a chef at Takaka’s Roots Bar, and Jessica as a kayak guide in Abel Tasman National Park. Speaking to The GB Weekly shortly after the trampers were rescued, LandSAR Golden Bay president, Steve Cottle was clearly very happy with the outcome. “We are superecstatic, super excited. It was a superb community effort.” Contributing to that effort were more than 30 police staff and volunteers who were distributed around several locations. Although Dion and Jessica were out of danger, Steve said there were still a number rescuers in the search area who he needed to pull out. “I’m working on extracting my teams.” Thanks and gratitude were pouring out from the community on Wednesday afternoon, but there was also something more tangible pouring for the rescuers; the Givealittle page set up by Jess's brother Dominic O'Connor to raise money for LandSAR volunteers had, by 4pm the same day, raised almost $30,000.

Golden Bay’s silver screen reopens ALISTAIR HUGHES

As movie theatres are cautiously beginning to reopen, we can again enjoy the shared experience of watching a movie with an audience other than our own immediate family. But will the international hiatus in film production mean cinemas are now bereft of new releases to show eager filmgoers queuing for tickets again? Rae McDowell, manager of the Village Theatre, describes the challenges that Takaka’s own cinema has faced in the last few months and outlines plans for bringing the magic of the movies back to Golden Bay. Prior to lockdown the theatre committee had held discussions about safe distancing for audiences, and Rae acquired hospital-grade cleaner. “We prepared, but then the Government made the decision to go into lockdown,” Rae recalls. “So it was out of everyone’s hands then, and it felt like a relief actually.” In the two months that followed, cinema production ceased as studios shut down across the world. Writing and project development have continued unabated, and normally busy actors have found many alternative ways of reaching audiences, including online script readings and audio work for charities. But the lack of actual film-making is bound to be felt. “I was a little bit surprised to see how little the larger film distributors had on offer,” says Rae of her return to work. “But we show quite a spread of films and we’re not particularly mainstream. So being a smaller cinema, we’re probably in a better position regarding who we rely on for content.” But is there likely to be a scarcity of fresh titles before new movies become available again? “I’m hoping not. We do actually have quite a number of films that we had poised for April, which we can now show, and I might get one or two new titles on the next three-week programme.” So all going well, in Takaka at least, we might not even notice the “bump”. And with the Village Theatre reopening tonight, what can audiences expect for the few weeks ahead? Dark Waters, which dramatises the 1999 case against DuPont

after the company contaminated a West Virginian town with toxic chemical waste, was one of those films ready for screening pre-lockdown. Now two months later, Rae was considering moving it back in favour of something more current. “But then I saw Dark Waters was actually in The Guardian’s “Top twenty films of 2020 so far” list. And the public health theme is something of current concern. Although, it’s not quite about a pandemic—who would want to watch a film about that right now?” And given our current times, Rae is keen to inject some comedy wherever she can. “So we’ve got Births, Deaths and Marriages, which is homegrown, so that feels good. Then I’ve put Emma on Saturday night because again, it’s lighter, and a PG with some well-known names.” Sunday afternoon will see the premier of Pete Blasdale’s documentary about the International Jampot motorcycle rally, which started from Golden Bay in February. Seating is limited, as this is primarily a cast-and-crew screening, but the general public will probably have their opportunity to see this very special film at a later date. Sunday night at the Village Theatre offers The Professor and the Madman. This is a fascinating, “stranger than fiction” period drama about the efforts of Professor James Murray (Mel Gibson) to compile the Oxford English Dictionary. He is assisted by Doctor William Minor (Sean Penn), who also happened to be an asylum inmate at the time. “So we do we do have some good films coming up, including the British comedy All at Sea, starring Brian Cox.” Rae believes the Village Theatre provides an important service in a smaller town where options for a night out are limited. And to be able to see the pick of international cinema on a big screen with a state-of-the-art sound system is entertainment at its very best. “We really love making what the Village Theatre offers available to the community,” says Rae, “it’s our privilege and we’re just happy to see people enjoying the space.” (See full schedule on page 9 of this issue.)

Let the sport commence Continued from page 1 While Anthony is fairly confident that Takaka will have sufficient players throughout the “unusual season”, Collingwood coach Graeme Miller is concerned about the loss of players from August onwards. “We have quite a few farmers who will be involved with calving.” Nevertheless, Graeme is eager to see the black and gold back on the paddock. “We’ll start training next week and hope to start competition around 20 June.” Moving onto the round-ball game, Golden Bay Football Club is in rude health with eight competing teams keen to play in the Nelson Bays league. They won’t have to wait

long, according to club president Adge Tucker. “We’re due to start on 13 June.” Before training begins next week, however, the club’s health and safety protocols have to be aligned with the code’s guidelines. “We have to ensure compliance with what Nelson Bays Football and national football have put out.” The winter of 2020 may see an unusual sporting season in Golden Bay, but most clubs appear to be determined to make the best of it. When Anthony Tait says of the effort to ensure his sport continues; “If it keeps rugby going, it’s worth it,” he is expressing the thoughts of many of the Bay’s sportsmen and women.


As I write this, New Zealand is a little over a week into Covid-19 Alert Level 2. Going hard and going early has put us in a good position. The number of new cases of Covid-19 has reduced significantly, and any recent new cases have been directly traced to existing cases. The last case of unknown source was in early April, and we haven’t seen any new clusters for more than a month. This gives us confidence there is no community transmission in New Zealand. But our journey is far from over. Covid-19 is still present in New Zealand, and it’s certainly still present around the world. For as long as that remains the case, there’ll be risks for us to manage, and work for us to do. Just last week, the Budget highlighted the Government’s commitment to job creation, keeping people in work, supporting key sectors such as tourism to get back on their feet, and getting our economy moving. Ultimately, the best thing we can do for our region and the economy is to stay on top of the virus, and continue to carefully ease restrictions where we can. At every alert level we’ll maintain our basic wall of defence against the virus. That means tight border controls, widespread surveillance testing, and rapid contact tracing. It also means good hand hygiene, physical distancing, and staying home if we feel sick. That’s our new normal. Getting out and about over the weekend, it was great to see New Zealanders making the most of our new hard-earned freedoms. Cafés were back up and runing and you could see people adjusting to rules around physical distancing and contact tracing and so on. 2

The Government intends to keep phasing in additional activity at Level 2, when the evidence says it’s safe. Bars, for example, have just reopened as well, and measures like size limits on gatherings will be reviewed every two weeks. We don’t have to shift a full level to wind down restrictions. This nimble approach, making incremental adjustments, will allow us to get New Zealand moving faster, to limit the economic impact of the virus. As the Prime Minister has said before though, the descent can be more dangerous than the climb. Some countries that started to ease restrictions experienced a spike in cases. The same could happen here if we’re not careful. We know from our clusters that one case can become 90 after a single night out. No one wants that. For a safer descent, many businesses are adopting innovative solutions like mobile apps to keep track of who has visited their stores. To support these measures, the Government has launched a new app to help you keep a record of where you’ve been. It’s called NZ COVID Tracer, and it’ll help public health units identify, trace and isolate cases and close contacts to prevent further spread of Covid-19. You’re invited to create a secure digital diary of the places you visit by scanning QR codes displayed out front of businesses and other public places. Registering your contact details through the app too means public health units can get in touch if need be. You can download it from here: tracing.covid19.govt.nz. The more of us who download and use the app, the better we can respond to any new case that might spring up in our community. It makes that basic wall of defence against the virus, our new normal, even stronger. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 29 MAY 2020

Playcentres’ funding concerns

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There is very real concern that underfunding may mean the end of Playcentre’s valuable education service. Founded 80 years ago, Playcentre New Zealand is one of the country’s oldest early education services, but its future is uncertain. Though 420 groups around the country educate more than seven per cent of New Zealand’s preschoolers (and about a third serve rural areas like Golden Bay), Playcentre only receives less than one per cent of the Government’s funding for the Early Childhood Education sector. Playcentre is required to meet exactly the same increases in regulations as every other ECE with no difference between standard of care, but there has been no corresponding increase in funding rates. Jessicah Win from Collingwood Playcentre is one of many disappointed by the small funding increase Playcentre received in the Budget. “I feel like being parent-led has been one of the reasons we have been underfunded [free labour, therefore cost of service is lower, justifying lower funding],” she says. “However, people are moving away from seeing volunteer labour as free, and given the parity between quality indicators with other services I feel that Playcentre is due equal funding.” Fundraising is essential not only to promote Playcentre, but also pays for maintenance plus a support worker to ensure guidelines are met. During lockdown an online fundraising raffle raised around $400 for the Takaka Playcentre with the usual community and business support for prizes. But the new budget now means fewer hours of paid support.

“If there wasn’t parent input, Playcentre wouldn’t exist,” says Michelle Dallison, president of the Takaka branch, which reopened last week. “We’ve just had two fantastic sessions,” she says. “Most of our families are back, probably because we’re all feeling happy and safe about returning.” Both Takaka and Collingwood Playcentres are focusing on getting up and running after weeks in lockdown, throughout which activity packs and updates were sent out children and parents. Playcentre Aotearoa also launched a “Virtual Village” on its website offering home-based help. Parents at Collingwood and Takaka Playcentres have continued to work at gaining qualifications with the adult education programme being rolled out online during lockdown. Takaka Playcentre, though, has called for backup while some parents finish their training. With regular attendees at both centres for twice-weekly sessions, some families also participate in other Early Childhood programmes on alternate days. Playcentre is all about empowering parents and is completely parent driven, providing a friendly, supportive network where kids can have a lovely time. Michelle says the groups all work together and communicate effectively. “There’s now this newfound confidence for kids coming back. They’ve loved seeing each other’s faces,” she says. “And the doors are always open to welcome in new families.” takaka@playcentre.org.nz; Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30am12.30pm. collingwood@playcentre.org.nz; Monday and Friday, 9.30am-12.30pm.





















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LE T TERS Covid-19: Nelson Marlborough cases – a snapshot • The first case in the region was notified to the Nelson Marlborough Medical Officers of Health on 20 March, and the last one on 29 April, with a total of 50 cases in total. • 49 of locally notified cases were reported to the World Health Organization by New Zealand. One further case was reported by Slovakia; while this case was not reported in the NZ figures it was part of the Nelson Marlborough Health workload and illustrates global collaboration in trying to control the pandemic. • Of the 50 cases, 27 cases are considered to have been infected while overseas, 15 cases were infected in a chain of transmission linked to someone who was known to be infected overseas, 4 cases were locally infected from an unknown source, 3 cases were locally infected from someone infected from an unknown source, and 1 case remains under investigation but was likely infected during travel from an overseas destination. • Three cases required acute hospital care for some stage of their illness – two at Wairau Hospital and one at Nelson Hospital. Two people required intensive care. 32 acute hospital bed-days were used to care for Covid-19 patients, across intensive care and general wards. No Covid-19 deaths were recorded locally. • 47 cases were managed in home isolation, monitored and supported by the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service team. • 27 cases were women, 23 were men. The ages ranged from 12-82 years, with a median age of 45 years. The ethnicity breakdown is: • 41 cases European or "other" • 7 cases ethnicity Māori • 1 case NZ European/Māori • 1 case Pasifika • The regional breakdown for cases under territorial authorities (the national requirement for case reporting) is: • 22 cases were resident in the Marlborough District • 21 in the Tasman District • 7 in Nelson City. • Between 18 March and 24 May, 6840 tests for Covid-19 have been conducted in our region, across primary care, hospitals, aged residential care facilities, communitybased assessment centres (CBACs) and mobile testing. Of these the most tests (69%) were taken at CBACs.


Regarding the disappearances of cats in Collingwood, no cat would have been taken that was confined to its own property or house. It is rat season and secondary poisoning from legal bait may be responsible. Any dog that kills or harms domestic stock is a dead dog. Any person harming protected wildlife is liable for a fine up to $20,000. Cats should not be exempt. Heather Wallace

Staff tail wagging the council dog

Dear councillors Butler and Hill, the challenge of where the TDC goes into the future is in your hands. We, the ratepayers, are the “shareholders“ in this business structure. You are on our board of directors, elected to serve us. You are responsible for looking after our ”investment shares“. These shares, called rates, do not give any monetary return but are taxes to ensure our standard of living in return, through core services, is the best it can be. You are charged with overlooking the spend of our “shares” are sensible and sustainable. You are in charge of the direction of our community. This is to ensure “we can work and play in the pursuit of happiness“. It is clear this is not happening in TDC as the employees (staff ) appear to be in control of our future destiny. The statement “the tail is wagging the dog,“ is very obvious in this case. Our elected board representatives have allowed this to happen. How do you intend to bring this under your control? I would love to hear how your initiative, courage and imagination will lead and influence your fellow councilors to take charge of our destiny post Covid-19 and our future. Reg Turner

Natural and artificial nitrogen

Everyday rainfall contains approximately 0.35mg/L dissolved nitrogen. This is not only normal, it is essential for plants to manufacture amino acids, ie protein. All amino acid molecules have nitrogen atoms attached. During a thunderstorm the dissolved nitrogen can rise as high as 1.5mg/L. Anyone living in the Upper Takaka catchment area will be aware of the spectacular thunderstorms generated by the topography there, accompanied by torrential rain, largely falling on sparsely vegetated porous limestone and straight into the aquifer.

Developed pasture will happily hold and utilise most of this nitrogen bonus, as evidenced by a darker green and surge in growth. A recently published graph shows spikes in the “Springs” water up to nearly 1.0mg/L. I would suggest that the fish, aquatic plants and stygofauna have evolved to thrive within these parameters; the healthy watercress has always been evidence of this. The amount of artificial nitrogen applied to pasture is strictly controlled, and what farmer would buy expensive fertiliser to see most of it washed away? New Zealand has some of the best soil scientists in the world , many of them inspired by Professor Walker and his cohorts. Most farmers are using their services to only apply sufficient fertiliser for it all to be utilised by the pasture. Believe the scientific facts. Alan Swafford

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After the clement autumnal weather we’ve had it’s hard to believe it will get cold, but it will. Cold winter periods are important for the garden to balance the friends and foes, so to speak. For example, last year’s mild winter led to prevalence of rust on garlic in early spring (more in an upcoming article). Many fruit trees, such as apricots, plums and pears, need a certain number of days of cold temperatures to stimulate fruit set. This may be one reason if they don't fruit well. I usually do my winter fruit pruning this month, although I make sure there’s a sunny, dry period to do it in. This is important so the cuts get the sun’s healing energy. I’ve just bought some new loppers (German made Lowe brand) as my old ones were getting bent out of shape. Having good tools makes for a better job. So does having sharp tools! I use a fine diamond sharpener regularly to ensure pruning cuts are clean without leaving a burred edge. When removing a branch, angle the cut so it’s perpendicular (90⁰) to the branch you’re cutting. And if you’re pruning to a bud, make the cut at a 45⁰ angle. Clean your tools with methylated spirits between trees to limit disease spread.

Pipfruit are typically trained into a centre leader form, but can also have an open centre. Winter pruning involves removing dead, diseased and crossing branches from each tier or main branch. Some stems can be shortened to 10-20cm to encourage spurs. Old spurs can be removed, as can lowhanging unproductive branches. Stonefruit are usually pruned into an open vase shape. Middle branches are removed to ensure good light and airflow in the centre. Some can be shortened and low hangers removed. Some stonefruit, like peaches, need regular hard pruning of main branches to stimulate vigorous new growth from low down to form the following year’s fruiting wood. The vegetable garden doesn't need much attention at this time. But peas and fava (broad) beans can be sown into limed beds. Garlic can still be planted, too. Ensure wide, 20-30cm spacing into moderately fertile beds. On cold winter days it’s good to reflect on how the season went and what changes could be made. You may even come up with a new plan for the garden space and get stuck in. Beats the cold!

SOL'S GARDEN JOBS FOR JUNE Vegetable care Keep cloches on growing plants, like spinach beet and winter salads. Liquid-feed weekly with seaweed brews for overall soil and plant health. For asparagus cut off ferns and add lime, lots of compost and mulch with straw/seagrass. Plant new asparagus for cropping in spring 2023. Look for slugs and snails that hide under rocks and edges. Feed to chooks. Keep garden weeded to improve airflow and reduce diseases. Hothouse: Make compost inside to help heat. Keep planting salads. Ensure plastic or glass is clean for better winter light. For transplanting: All seeds 3 and 20 June. Spring onions and leafy greens (spinach, spinach beet, lettuce, endive, Japanese greens, Chinese cabbage, spring cabbages) (also 2-3, 21 and 30 June). Flowers, eg pansy (also 1 and 2 June). Sow direct: All seeds 3 and 20 June. Mesclun salad and spring onions (also 2-3, 21 and 30 June). Peas and broad beans (5 and 23-24 June). Flowers, eg alyssum. Plant: Best 6-19 June. Onions, garlic, shallots, salad greens, spinach, cabbages, broccoli and cauliflower. Flowers, eg phlox. Herb care Transplant rooted cuttings, like purple sage. Plant herbs, eg parsley, or transplant self-seeded perennials

like marjoram. Trim, weed and mulch. Fruit care Plant fruit trees when available. Prepare planting area; build swales or terraces if your land slopes. Pre-dig holes to test drainage. Harvest late apples, feijoas, tamarillos, persimmon, pepinos and kiwifruit. Store in a cool, rodent-free place. Feed orchard (if you haven’t already) with dolomite lime, rock phosphate, manure and woody compost. Prepare strawberry beds and plant runners to replace old plants. Feed existing beds with woody compost and mulch well with deciduous leaves and shreddings. Prune berryfruits too. Spray all fruits with diluted seaweed for good health. Spray copper oxychloride or lime sulphur (but not both together) after leaf fall on fruits susceptible to diseases. Spray citrus with neem or all-purpose oil against sucking insects. General garden care Turn compost heaps to speed decomposition. Keep adding to leaf mould compost. Check out seed catalogues to get inspired for spring eg Kings Seeds, Koanga Gardens, Eco Seeds and Sethas Seeds. Lime existing lawns. Prune trees, hedges and shrubs after flowering. Clean and fix garden tools. Make a tub with used cooking oil and sand/sawdust mix to dip tools in after use.


Local organic growers have been busy RONNIE SHORT

Parapara Farm organic growers Jacqui Allen and Allan Walshe spent their lockdown time busily preparing bags of seasonal vegetables, pre-ordered via phone. Their Facebook page indicates what vegetables are available and the process for payment and pick-up. “We didn’t think the demand would be very huge,” said Jacqui, “But locals were wanting a regular vege box and orders were placed two to three weeks in advance.” A lot of their new orders came from Takaka township, which wasn’t something they’d envisaged. Their produce bags include gap-fillers from other Golden Bay growers, such as carrots and onions from Kokalito, swapped with their kumara. Avocadoes from Bay Subtropicals were available too. Things quieten down during winter months when vegetables don’t grow so well, and they’re coming to the end of their supply now. Ideally, Jacqui and Allan would like to employ one or two people, but need to know if demand will continue and they have the ongoing support of the community. Looking forward, they are keen to collaborate with the local Rural Delivery drivers to get their produce out to their customers. Meanwhile Al and Jacqui are preparing vegetable seedlings for spring, when they will again head into the Village Market on Saturday mornings. Puramahoi Fields certified organic growers Ben Upin and Shane Butland found their orders for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) vegetable boxes increased profusely following the closure of their stall at Patons Rock under lockdown. They were contacted by the Ministry of Primary Industries, who asked what they were doing and told them to “keep going”.

Maria Koch and Klaus Thoma of Kokalito Organics in their garden at East Takaka. Photo: Supplied.

Jacqui and Allen with dog Sadie in one of their hothouses at Parapara Farm. Photo: Ronnie Short.

means those local products are also available for inclusion in the vege boxes. They already have a good co-operative relationship with Bay Subtropicals (which supplies avocados) and Parapara Farms, which raises some of Kokalito’s seedlings. They also provide their surplus produce if the other party is lacking at their respective stalls. “We have a number of very knowledgeable organic growers and food producers in the Bay,” says Maria, “who among them offer a great starting point for working towards greater food resilience for Golden Bay, as well as creating employment for local people as we expand. This is very much at the heart of Kokalito's vision into the future.” As lockdown restrictions have eased, Kokalito will be back on the Village Green with pre-ordered boxes (for pick up or delivery) and the option for people to pick and choose from the stall. These organic growers are all grateful and doing their best to accommodate the demand from locals, who have been very supportive and appreciative, with many being keen to continue with regular orders. All agree that continuity of supply over winter will decrease due to winter conditions. That will allow for a welcome break perhaps, from the long hours they have all put in to keep Golden Bay fed with their healthy organic produce. Sol Morgan of GroWise Consultancy advises: “If you want more local produce, then make sure you give feedback and your assurance you'll buy next season. Without a sure market it’s often a gamble growing food.”

“All the cafés and restaurants stopped ordering, so we just offered a five-week vege-box service on top of our usual customers. We then extended that for another three weeks,” explained Shane. It was good timing for the new people, he said. They got “the final summer produce and the crossover into winter veges”. Ben added: “It was nice to have the local support. At that time of the year we still had a lot of produce available and we were unsure where it was going to go.” Prior to lockdown, customers came to collect their CSA boxes, but under lockdown Ben and Shane ran a weekly delivery service. Fitting 70 vege parcels into their Falcon ute was only achieved by using durable paper bags rather than actual boxes. Deliveries all over Golden Bay clocked up 300km one day. Their online shop is on Facebook and the stall is now open again – with three payment options – cash (which Shane soaks in bleach), internet banking, or a My Honesty Box app with a QR Code. There is also a QR Code for customer tracing purposes, or the option of signing a form at the stall. Maria Koch and Klaus Thoma of Kokalito Organics, based at East Takaka, also run a Facebook page where customers can place their orders. This has now morphed into a system of friends and supporters of Kokalito receiving weekly updates and what is on offer in the following week. The initial lockdown also saw a drop-off of supply to cafés and restaurants, but a huge increase in demand from both existing and new customers, which outweighed the loss from their wholesale clients. Large numbers of people responded to their Facebook posts as Kokalito quickly developed contactless supply. Their Ben and Shane at their Puramahoi Fields stall on Patons Rock Road. recent partnership with Kervella Cheese and Bacca Bakery Photo: Ronnie Short. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 29 MAY 2020

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Kia ora whanau, this comes to you from Anatori [on Tuesday] where you will know we are searching for Dion and Jessica who are overdue from a tramp in the area. Thank you for all the kindness and hospitality that our great community is offering to our searchers and the families who have naturally come to the area. The search continues in earnest. It’s been a busy time for Takaka Police, but thankfully not so much with criminal activity. • On 26 May, police and local iwi went to Cape Farewell and conducted a blessing of this special place. This follows the recovery of a man’s body who fell to his death on 23 May. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time. • We have attended a number of serious crashes but remarkably people haven’t been too badly injured. Please remember we are moving into winter and it’s important to drive to the conditions. I want to particularly mention fogged-up or iced-up windscreens in the mornings. It’s worth taking those few extra minutes to clear your vision before starting your journey. It could mean the difference between life and death. • A dog’s leg was reportedly run over in Junction Street. Please travel slowly through this thoroughfare. It is narrow and there is a lot of pedestrian traffic. • The bars are now open with a few extra Covid rules in place. Please keep doing what the Government requires. It seems to have worked well, and we are one of the few countries that has seemingly gained control of this pandemic. Stay well.




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Rennie Pearson and Robert Zielinski are performing at The Village Theatre on 13 June. Photo: Supplied. SUBMITTED

Locked down together by chance, Robert Zielinski from Western Australia and Golden Bay’s own Rennie Pearson have had a lot of time for music. On Saturday 13 June they will perform Roberts Zielinski’s Torbay Suite at the Village Theatre. The Torbay Suite is a 50-minute original composition inspired by the pristine Torbay inlet near where Robert lives on Western Australia’s remote south coast. “To me, Torbay is a very special place, where the natural world and its rhythm’s remain largely intact. At the time I was making my fiddle and visiting the inlet every day. When I finished the fiddle I had the suite, so it feels a bit like each was made for the other. The Torbay Suite comes from the country of the Minang people, who have lived there for thousands of generations. The suite is divided into day and night, and maps Torbay through these phases. It sounds strange but I really didn’t write the piece, it was already there. The fiddle is the main storyteller, and represents a character that goes on a journey into the unknown. The day piece travels from dawn to dusk at the inlet and the night-time piece was inspired by the realisation that although we think we can see during the day we are blinded by the sun and the day’s activities whereas night time is when we really see as the day distils. The aboriginals say that night time is the only time you can see out through the

hoes in the blanket - the stars”. The Torbay Suite was recorded in the Perth Concert Hall on 19 December 2019 and is due for release in June. This is a rare opportunity to hear the suite in its entirety. Robert Zielinski has spent 14 years living on the west coast of Ireland and has toured internationally. In the year 2000 he won Ireland's Michael Coleman Traditional Fiddler of the Year award. Rennie Pearson was born in Wellington and specialises in traditional music on wooden flute and guitar. He has been playing since the age of eight and has studied on the east coast of Canada for one year with flute virtuoso Chris Norman. Robert and Rennie are planning to tour Australia and New Zealand once restrictions are lifted. The Torbay Suite will be performed on Saturday 13 June at 7.30pm in The Village Theatre, Takaka. Tickets are $30, concession $25, children under 15 free when accompanied by an adult.



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Births, Deaths and Marriages is an exquisitely honest total immersion in Kiwi social awkwardness and passive-aggressive interaction. Surprisingly pertinent to current affairs, we join a deeply divided 1990s Upper Hutt family in self- imposed lockdown. Forced into close proximity with one another, we can only watch aghast as they struggle with an unexpected funeral, fallout from an aborted wedding and an imminent paddling-pool home birth. The weekend’s events are depicted through the viewfinder of a video camera. The unseen Aiden, having been denied his chance to film the cancelled wedding, is eager to use his skills on the dramas unfolding around him instead. And he gets plenty of material to cover. Jilted young bride Sinead tearfully refuses to leave her bath, mirroring heavily pregnant Katherine permanently pool-bound in the next room. Unfortunately, she has no choice but to share with her justdeceased grandmother, lying in state on the nearby bed due to lack of space. This close proximity of death and impending new life is causing father-to-be Ari deep anxiety over a breach of tikanga, which in turn brings him into cultural conflict with his partner’s own strong sense of Irish heritage. Reassurance comes in the very unlikely form of visiting Korean acquaintance Tan, whose knowledge of Māori etiquette appears to be just one of her many skills. Unfortunately, Tan’s arrival is somewhat undermined by the cringeworthy announcement: “Your little Asian friend is here!” Meanwhile no-show groom Dean has finally appeared, and dithers flaccidly around in this understandably hostile environment. Equally unwelcome is the unsolicited life coaching doled out by new-age free spirit Storm, diagnosing her deeply grief-stricken cousin Tui with constipation, despite repeated, numbed assurances to the contrary. Elsewhere, young Shannon refuses to let any of this get in the way of her wild Saturday night out, steadfastly asserting that grandma would have been “all for it”. Holding it altogether in every sense is New Zealand acting institution Geraldine Brophy, lending gravitas and experience to the young cast while also marshalling the beleaguered family as the formidable Aunt Ngaire. Repurposing the wedding food and flowers for the funeral is one of the first strategies her character rapidly puts into action. I suspect the 1990s setting (not made explicit, but apparent due to the jarring fashions and haircuts) was chosen so as to remove ubiquitous cellphone use from the narrative. Were this film to take place now, everyone would instantly escape the tension around them by rushing to the safe havens of text messaging and Facebook feeds. Instead, characters and audience are all in this for the long haul. Although it’s a situation that would have most of us running for the door in real life, we’re gradually given hope that somehow a sense of family unity, and even love, might still prevail. Writer/director Bea Joblin is Geraldine Murphy’s daughter, and at 26 has already gained acclaim for Births, Deaths and Marriages, her first feature. A self-funded film, its popular reception at last year’s New Zealand Film Festival means that it is being seen by a wider audience than Joblin had hoped for. As it also boasts a heavily female-weighted cast, the film has even been invited to be shown at this year’s Melbourne Women’s Film Festival. This is an unflinching, and at times slightly surreal, look at pressure-cooked family dynamics, which will perhaps invoke more of a sense of familiarity than expected (or happily admitted to). Initially challenging, Births, Deaths and Marriages rewards and delights as catastrophic events somehow resolve with a unique blend of Kiwi pragmatism and eccentricity. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 29 MAY 2020

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Movie Descriptions ALL AT SEA (M) UK, Norway 1h28 Comedy, Drama Brian Cox is an old rogue who breaks all the rules to fulfill a friend’s dying wish to be buried at sea in this UKNorwegian black comedy. Co-stars Lauren Bacall and James Fox. NT LIVE: FLEABAG (R16) UK 1h43 Recorded Live Performance Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and selfobsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose. EMMA (PG) UK 2h05 Comedy, Drama, Romance J a n e A u s t e n ’s c l a s s i c romantic novel on the perils of misconstrued romance, adapted for the screen by NZ author and Man Bookerwinner, Eleanor Catton. Bill Nighy plays Mr Woodhouse. THE HUMOURIST (M) Czech, Latvia, Russia 1h40 Drama Subtitles A Soviet stand-up comedian in 1984 hits back against censorship and his own insecurities with American insult humour in this CzechLatvian-Russian drama. THE INVISIBLE MAN (R16) Australia, USA 2h04 A new take on the classic HG Wells novel and 1933 film, starring Elisabeth Moss. After escaping her abusive, obsessive partner, Cecilia hears of his death, but he still Horror, Science Fiction finds a way to torment...

A HIDDEN LIFE (PG) USA, Germany 2h13 Drama, True Story A humble Austrian farmer becomes a conscientious objector when he refuses to fight for the Nazis in this basedon-real-events WWII drama from writer-director Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life). DARK WATERS (M) USA 2h07 Drama, True Story Three-time Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo leads this exposé thriller playing the real-life corporate defense attorney who took on the DuPont chemical company polluting the town’s water supply. HERMITAGE – THE POWER OF ART (E) Italy 1h30 Documentary, Art Centered around The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Retraces the two and half century history of the world’s second largest museum, and its art collection. THE LIGHTHOUSE (R16) USA, Canada 1h50 Horror, Drama Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson are t wo New England lighthouse keepers who slowly descend into madness in this psychological thriller from Robert Eggers (The Witch). THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN (M) Ireland 2h04 Oscar winners Mel Gibson and Sean Penn lead this true story about how a professor and a convicted murderer created the Oxford English Dictionary.

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Bradley Shields, bird photographer


Out on the western arm of Port Tarakohe a kill has taken place. I pick through the pile of feathers, searching to identify the victim. Not a single body part has been left behind. Who could be the perpetrator of this crime, this meticulous plucking? My attention is drawn away from the search to the alarm calls of a pair of oystercatchers. It is then I see the falcon hurtling through the sky in front of me. I spot your vantage point, karearea, the limestone cliffs you launch your deadly attacks from. With eyesight eight times more powerful than humans and capable of flying at speeds of over 100kmph you are the master of the sky. You fly at the top of the food chain sustained by those below you. I have read of your ability to take prey larger than yourself. The surprise attacks where you seize your target mid air. Yes, karearea, you are the guilty party. It was you, whose sharp talons struck, whose specialised notched “tooth” severed the neck bones of your unfortunate victim the paradise duck. Your hunting feats are impressive. At just 500grams the female falcon can kill and take prey weighing up to three kilograms. Bigger than her male counterpart, who weighs in at 300grams, she features on our $20 banknote, her forward-facing eyes signifying a hunter. This marvel of the sky the endemic New Zealand falcon is our most threatened bird of prey.

Due to his commitment to conservation, 17-year-old Bradley Shields has been offered opportunities beyond his dreams. Photos: Supplied.


Golden Bay student Bradley Shields is a budding ornithologist at only 17. At 14, he gained a newfound interest in photography, and quickly recognised his passion for studying birds. In 2019, Bradley was selected to become an Abel Tasman Youth Ambassador (ATYA) for Project Janszoon. He led other students on an “Ecoblitz” at their Hadfield's Clearing study site in Abel Tasman National Park, contributing valuable data on the flora and fauna of the area. Due to his commitment to conservation, Bradley has been offered opportunities beyond his dreams. Not only is he involved in the Birds New Zealand Youth Camp, but last year


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DOC invited him into a research team with three others for a week at Lake Ellesmere near Christchurch, documenting the behaviours of rare, endangered native swamp birds. The subsequent capture of a marsh crake, which was tagged with a transmitter, was a highlight that Bradley hopes will help save this rare species. Since then the Ornithological Society, of which he is a member, invited him to the Waikato River with six other field workers to monitor the behaviour of another rare swamp dweller, the bittern. After two days they captured a male bird, took measurements and attached a radio tracker to gather information about its behavior prior to mating season. “It was an awesome experience, getting to see an incredibly elusive bird which hardly anyone has ever heard of,” said Bradley. “There are less than 1000 bittern nationally. Males are meant to stay put in the same patch of swamp throughout the entire summer to protect the female, but we’ve found they’re leaving their territory, possibly due to fluctuating water levels in swamps.” Bradley says that most birds are shy and very challenging to photograph, requiring more patience than skill. Studying their behaviours helps him to produce the best possible image. He uses a Canon 7D camera with a 100-400mm lens from which he has produced three highly praised calendars featuring native birds. With a head start in this field, Bradley is “100 per cent sure” of his direction. “I’m definitely wanting to go down a conservation path,” he says. “Whether or not photography comes into play there I’m not sure, but I definitely enjoy doing research as much as photography.” Bradleyshields.photography@gmail.com


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“Cool” coffee cup revolution JO RICHARDS

Times may be hard in the hospitality trade but a Collingwood café owner still believes that it pays to do the right thing. “We will stop using disposable cups from 1 June and serve take-away coffees in re-useable Golden Bay Cups,” says Kylie Jamieson of The Courthouse Café. Kylie hopes that other local cafes will follow and put Golden Bay on the map as a pioneer in the waste-reduction revolution. “Can you imagine how cool it would be if we are the first region free of single-use cups?” It’s a big idea but likely to involve only small changes, as a proven system is already in place following the introduction of the Golden Bay re-usable IdealCup, and CupCycling scheme, in December 2018: By paying a $10 bond, coffee-drinkers enjoy the ongoing use of a Golden Bay Cup. On returning the cup to any participating café, customers can then take away a fresh coffee in another of the environmentally-friendly cups. Roots Bar, one of the 15 cafés that signed up to the original scheme, has been quick to join the new initiative which received a further boost from the co-owner of IdealCup Steph Fry. “Steph is sending over 25 free cups to get me on my way, which is awesome,” says Kylie, who appreciates that other café owners may take a while to come around to the idea. “I know it’s a big ask because at times you will be turning business away, but it soon will be the way. Some things just take time.”

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National funding sought to improve local streets SUBMITTED BY TDC

In an effort to capitalise on the changes people made to how they travelled and used our streets during the Covid-19 lockdown period, Waka Kotahi (New Zealand Transport Agency) has initiated the Innovating Streets for People Pilot Fund. The Fund offers local authorities a subsidy of up to 90 per cent towards projects that create more people-friendly spaces in towns and cities. This initiative recognises that many of us want to live in vibrant neighbourhoods, where we can easily get to work, and access shops and services. We want to feel safe and comfortable moving around, in ways that are good for our health and take care of the planet. This funding is aimed at allowing councils to make quick progress towards this goal by testing and piloting projects to assess their value to the community. The successful applicants for the first round of funding will be announced early next month with a further round of funding to be allocated at the end of July. Tasman District Council has submitted applications for seven proposed projects in total, including two for Golden Bay: Takaka Town Centre - making the centre more people -friendly by creating more space for pedestrians, shoppers and diners, lowering the speed limit on the main street and adding a temporary pedestrian refuge to make crossing easier. Golden Bay High School – a range of trial measures to address transportation safety issues identified around the school including improving walking connections to Takaka township, increasing cycle storage, traffic calming around the school and improving mobility impaired access. If funding is allocated, the successful projects will be done as trials within the next financial year.

For one Golden Bay musician, life has been a little off-key for the past couple of months. “It’s been a weird time,” admits indie-pop singer-songwriter Laura-mae Parker about her lockdown in Pohara. “It’s been a struggle to get inspiration being in the same room every day. I’m supposed to be in Melbourne for the winter.” Despite being grounded by the pandemic, the upcoming artiste has been lifting neighbourhood spirits with regular Friday afternoon “deck gigs” performed live from her parents’ home. She has also just released her first single, which last week was aired on national radio. “I was on The Hits Tuesday evening for an interview, plus they played Betsy.” Released two weeks ago, Betsy was recorded at Levity Beet’s home studio, with Levity and two other local musicians—Alan Johnstone and Fionn Murphy—making up the backing band. Laura-mae explains that the upbeat and lyrically raw track emerged from experiences of student flat-share mayhem. “I knew a girl at university who had terrible flat-mates; I’ve also had terrible flat-mates and the song is saying, ‘Don’t worry, we’ll get through it.’” Now in her early twenties, the Golden Bay songstress already owns an impressive musical CV. While still a teenager, she was a runner-up in the regional Smokefree Rockquest; she has also performed original songs on Māori TV, sung at Wellington’s annual Gardens Magic festival, and competed in The X Factor New Zealand. It hasn’t always been about the music. While studying marketing at Victoria University in Wellington, Laura-mae took “It’s been a weird time,” admits indie-pop singer-songwriter a break from singing, but when the opportunity arose, she Laura-mae Parker. Photo: Paige Lynette Photography. didn’t hesitate to pick up the mic again. “I was lead vocalist in a covers band last year.” around the North Island. I had a beautiful red van with a bed She says that although enjoyed the role, she marches to the in the back and stayed at campsites.” beat of a single drum. “I’m definitely a solo artist.” She plans to do something similar next summer. “The big Betsy is the first of three releases planned for this year, says festivals are cancelled, but I’ll be doing smaller gigs, playing the composer-performer. “I’ll be heading back to Wellington solo.” in June and record a single around mid-July, and another in For more about Laura-mae and to listen her music, November.” g o t o Fa c e b o o k : h t t p s : / / w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / As well as looking forward to spending time in the recording Lauramaefromgoldenbay/ or Spotify: https://open.spotify. studio, Laura-mae is longing to get back on the road following com/track/0ArB9xH7k h4bTOFVDRx5sd?si=5tIY4Ge a back-to-basics solo tour last summer. “I did about 20 gigs Ri6nGs9nFPV68Q


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Golden Bay Scout group was delighted to be asked if we would contribute to the kidzone section of The GB Weekly. When I asked the kea section what their favourite craft has been, the reply was "the planes". We made these about 18 months ago in a session about Armistice Dy, the day that marked the end of World War One, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. To make these planes you will need: wooden pegs ice block sticks paint glue - school, PVA or hot glue gun craft/sharp knife stickers/decoration for wing

How to make the planes: 1. Paint your peg and ice block sticks, or leave as they are 2. Glue the ice block sticks to both sides of the peg to make the wings 3. Cut the end off another ice block stick on an angle for the tale, also cut a piece about 4cm long for the base of the tale. Stick the long piece across the peg, then glue the round piece of ice block stick onto the base of the tale. 4. Put a sticker or picture on the wings to finish it off. Golden Bay Scout Group runs on every Wednesday of the school term at our den in Park Avenue. Keas - youth aged 5-81/2 meet from 4-5pm; Cubs - youth aged 81/2 -111/2 meet from 4.30-6pm. You can contact us anytime through our Facebook page - Golden Bay Scout Group.

With the Water Conservation Order for Te Waikoropupū Springs in limbo, Tasman District Council is pressing ahead with its Takaka freshwater plan change package. Councillors passed a resolution last week to prepare a draft package rather than wait for the WCO Environment Court process, which could take years, to play out. The WCO process has been underway for almost three years and the matter is now before the Environment Court. Council Strategy and Policy Committee chairman Kit Maling said a plan change would give council the ability to manage land use and water take limits in the catchment, and protect the Springs while a potentially-lengthy Water Conservation Order process continued. “What we are doing now will complement any final Water Conservation Order and will make sure we can manage Tākaka’s precious freshwater resources sustainably and with appropriate controls in the meantime.” The draft plan change will be based on the 34 recommendations made by the Takaka Freshwater and Land Advisory Group (FLAG) in its 151-page report which was published and presented to council in June 2019. While the FLAG report includes some recommendations to protect the Springs and associated water bodies, they fall short of what proponents of the WCO have demanded. TDC says it will “consult widely” with the community before any final decisions are made and councillor Maling says the move to introduce the plan change is not an attempt to undermine the WCO process. “We are not rushing into anything. This is another step in a process that we and the Takaka FLAG group have been working on for many years in order to give greater protection to Takaka’s freshwater resources. We continue to support the development of a comprehensive and wellconsidered Water Conservation Order as well to provide an additional layer of protection and acknowledgement of the extraordinary features and qualities of Te Waikoropupū Springs.”

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Sue’s Shop changes hands RONNIE SHORT

Marijke and Mike Isley, from Whakatane, have recently taken over Sue’s Shop on Waitapu Road. Their family relocated here during lockdown. The official takeover date was 4 May, although previous owners Sue and Russell stayed on a few days to help the transition. Previously a civil construction project manager, Marijke explained their move. “We wanted a change of lifestyle. So we came for a look and thought, ‘Oh yeah, why not?’ We were sick of the hustle and bustle and stress with our jobs.” Both she and Mike had high-pressure jobs: Mike was an agricultural operator, working maize harvesters, diggers and the like. They had one week to move from their Bay of Plenty home with two children, 11-year-old daughter Taylah and one-year-old son Levi. Mike’s 15-year-old son stayed in Whakatane with his mother. Arriving during Level Three Lockdown to take over a business didn’t faze Marijke. The one-in one-out policy was already in place and continued for their first week before Level Two and the two-metre distancing rule came in. Taking over the shop has been easy, according to Marijke, “It’s been really good, no hiccups. People are really cool; they are all upbeat and nice.” Changes instore so far have been minimal, though more hot food is available, but Marijke reckons some revamping may be on the cards. Being a person who enjoys a challenge—“That’s what gets me out of bed every day”—she is positive things won’t get boring. Sue’s Shop will retain that name for now, until Marijke and Mike are inspired to change it. The staff are the same original two, plus a second part-timer, while Marijke herself works 45 hours a week in the business. Opening hours are currently 7am-6pm MondayFriday and 8am-3pm Saturday and Sunday.

Marijke Isley is the new co-owner of Sue’s Shop. Photo: Ronnie Short.

WHAKAARO: The Covid-19 Public Health Response Act SUBMITTED BY SUE GREY LLB (HONS), BSC

The Covid-19 Public Health Response Act represents a new low for public rights and democracy in New Zealand. This is due to the rushed process by which it was passed and the extreme powers given to police and other nominated officers, including the power to enter private homes without a warrant. There are three main criticisms of the original lockdown laws: 1. Restricting activities of healthy people as well as sick people 2. The broad restrictions on outdoors activities; these included prohibitions on a range of outdoors activities including boating, fishing, hunting, paddle-boarding and even swimming. The law prohibited only “congregations” of people. The Government’s response went well beyond that to prohibit individuals and family groups from engaging in many outdoors activities. 3. The Government ignoring the careful process required by Part 3A of the Health Act before health orders can be issued. The Government ignored all of these checks and balances on its legal powers. Instead they actively encouraged members of the public to dob in family and friends for alleged breaches of their fake laws. I wrote to the Prime Minister, Attorney General and Nelson Police during Level 4 Lockdown, questioning these extreme and unprecedented restrictions on our freedoms. The Government did not respond, but did belatedly

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release a mass of documents one Friday afternoon. Their own Crown legal advice flagged that they intended to pass new laws to give themselves more powers. Weeks after this legal advice was written the Government introduced a new Bill into Parliament. The very next day this became the new Covid-19 Public Health Act, without any of the usual public consultation or Select Committee processes. This law extended emergency powers to non-emergency situations and gave discretion to police and other nominated officers to enter private homes and marae with very limited guidance on how those powers should be exercised. Public outrage has forced government to agree to at least some form of review. However this is too little too late to protect the public against loss of trust in Government and abuse of state power. As communities around New Zealand emerge from shock they are asking what can be done to reclaim democracy. The NZ Outdoors Party has been arranging "Walk, Talk and Chalk" meetings around NZ to encourage people to find their voices, reconnect and re-claim democracy. For further information about the Act, go to: http:// www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2020/0012/latest/ LMS344134.html?search=ts_act%40bill%40regulation%4 0deemedreg_covid_resel_25_a&p=1 Sue Grey is a lawyer based in Nelson who specialises in emerging public and environmental rights issues. She is also co leader of the New Zealand Outdoors Party.



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Tristain the barber sets up shop ANITA PETERS

Where De-Lish now operates was once Jack Beattie’s tobacconists. Well-known Bay figure Bob Papps learned to cut hair there, and later ran it as a barber’s. That last barber’s shop in Golden Bay closed in the late 1970s; Bob retired and did home haircuts until not long before he passed away in 2015, at 92. Now, Tristain Rua, who grew up in Golden Bay and admits having always wanted to come back here to live, has returned to ply that trade. After researching he was surprised to learn that 70 per cent of the male population here had their haircuts out of the Bay. “So they’re my target market,” he says. “I gave myself two years to try to get the market back.” “I’ve had salons before and worked with full service, but I got out of it a few years ago because of all the chemicals. My last business partner died, of cancer; some of the products, the hair dye, have carcinogens in them.” Exposure levels for the customer visiting every six weeks are OK, he said. “But not every day [exposure].” When the small shop formerly occupied by Made in the Bay came up for lease, Tristain felt it was “perfect” for his needs. But he was only open four days before lockdown was declared. Since reopening in the first week of Level 2, however, he has had a steady stream of men and a few women lining up in desperation to have their locks tamed. “I’ve been really surprised at who’s been coming through the door,” he exclaimed. “And I’m overwhelmed how calm everyone is.” He’s enjoying the boom, but here has been little time out between customers. “At the moment it’s all about making habits,” he says, trying to plan for lunchtime. “If it keeps going like this, I’ll need to get someone in to help.” It’s been a learning curve, too, working out the safety measures and regulations of his operation and social distancing for customers. He even admits to being undaunted faced by home haircuts. “In fact, I encouraged them; it’s being creative,” he laughs.

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Tristain was surprised to learn that 70 per cent of the male population here had their haircuts out of the Bay. Photo: Anita Peters.



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The single best source for the latest information on COVID-19 and the current Alert Level restrictions is the all of government website – covid19.govt.nz


• If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.

Tasman District Council invites young people (aged 12 – 24) to submit their photographs for a contest dedicated to the Matariki Celebration. Entries are invited until 28 June. The star cluster Matariki appears in our skies in the month of Pipiri (June–July), marking the start of the Māori New Year. There are two photo categories to choose from – general Matariki or local heroes (tuahangata/tuawahine). There are $100 Prezzy Card prizes to be won in each category as well as some spot prizes too. Find out more at tasmanyouthhub.co.nz.

• If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get tested.

Changes coming for plastic recycling

Kingsland Forest Plan – Deliberations Tuesday 2 June, 1.30 pm. No public forum

• COVID-19 is still out there. Play it safe. • Keep your distance from other people in public.

• Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands. • Sneeze/cough into your elbow, regularly disinfect surfaces. • Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen.

Council Services under Alert Level Two All Council offices, libraries and facilities (recreation centres, playgrounds, swimming pools, skate parks, reserves) have re-opened. However, due to the Alert Level Two restrictions there are some limitations. Contact tracing and physical distancing measures are in place at all venues. Be aware that not all library programmes are happening at the moment and there have been changes to opening hours. This may change if the government alters the current restrictions so you can keep in touch with the latest information by visiting our website, tasman.govt.nz, our Facebook Page or giving us a call on 03 548 3400.


Starting from 1 July we’ll only be collecting plastics that can be recycled in New Zealand – these are the ones labelled with 1, 2, and 5. These three plastics are the most common, representing around 85 – 90% of the plastics we use. Most of the containers that you use will still be recycled: soft drink and water bottles, clear plastic meat trays, plastic milk bottles, bathroom, kitchen, and laundry products, and ice-cream, butter and takeaway containers. The plastics that we will not be collecting from 1 July are plastics 3, 4, 6 and 7. These plastics are used in some food and product packaging like single serve yoghurt pottles and most sour cream containers. These cannot be recycled in New Zealand and are very difficult to find an overseas market for. There is also concern that some of these plastics may not be recycled appropriately. So please start thinking about the plastics that you buy now, reduce plastic where you can, starting checking the number and aim to buy only 1, 2 and 5 ahead for the changeover date on 1 July.

Full Council Thursday 28 May, 9.00 am. Community Grants Subcommittee Tuesday 2 June, 9.30 am. No public forum

Audit and Risk Committee Wednesday 3 June, 1.30 pm. Public forum Golden Bay Community Board Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 9.30 am. Golden Bay Service Centre, Commercial Street, Takaka. Please note: this meeting will take place at the Service Centre but the public forum will be via Zoom video conferencing in order to meet physical distancing requirements.



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SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea CREW wanted for fishing trawler. Ph Arlun 027 244 9019.


Golden Bay Animal Welfare wish to gratefully acknowledge Tasman District Council as a partner in our work with feral cats and kittens. Taming and returning these animals to health is expensive, and in the past year TDC was a key financial supporter.

POHARA Boat Club AGM is to be held on Wednesday 17 June at 6.30pm at the Boat Club. Nomination forms are available by contacting admin@poharaboatclub.org

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KAITUNA Track Restoration Society Inc AGM, Friday 12 June, 7pm, Collingwood Rugby Club Rooms.

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GARDENING services: Fruit-tree pruning, weeding, lawnmowing, weed-trimming, general garden tidy up. Ph Carlos 027 751 9730. Authorised by Jack Collin, 27 Romilly St, Westport.

GOLDEN BAY COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING for 9.30am on Tuesday 9 June has been rescheduled to the Takaka Service Centre. Due to Level 2 social distancing requirements, the public forum will take place via ZOOM, a link will be available at www.tasman.govt.nz under My Council > Meetings

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


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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.

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

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

ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580.

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Welcoming Charlotte Dodson to the helm of Hair Revolution from 1 June, 2020.

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EAST Takaka Hall and Domain Committee AGM, 7.30pm, Thursday 18 June at the East Takaka Hall. All welcome. N Farr, secretary.

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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KING single trundler bed. Bottom mattress pops up to either attach to create one large or two separate beds. Near new $500. Ph/txt 027 721 8312. SLASH your electricity bill. Install a grid-connect PV system. Professional design and install. Ph Paul Stocker, Azimuth Renewables, 525 6019.

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.


WANTED to rent, two- to three-bedroom warm long-term home. Please ph Kim 027 408 6204.

F LO O R I N G TO S U I T YO U R ST Y LE flooringxtra.co.nz | 23 Old Wharf Road, Motueka P: 03 528 7530 | motueka@flooringxtra.co.nz

PROPERTY AVAILABLE / Rawa watea PROPERTY, short-term rental, June-December 2020. Onebedroom flat, three years old, secluded bush setting, sea views, $300/week. Ph 027 747 8255. TO rent, two-bedroom cottage, 10 minutes' rrom town. No dogs. References. Please ph 525 8363.



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ACUPUNCTURE: Lynne Cooper providing private and ACC injury treatments. 54 Commercial Street. lynnecooper@y7mail. com, ph/txt 027 221 0045.

MAD CAFE & RESTAURANT Collingwood, where only the best will do. Open all long weekend 8am to 8pm-ish. Closed next Tuesday and Wednesday.

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

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

AROHA Health Spa. Massage, advanced clinical massage, myofascial release, hot stone and relaxation, infrared sauna, spa bath, facials, holistic health and more. Open TuesdaySunday from 9.30am, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. Ph 525 8870.

TAKAKA INFUSION, teahouse and bakery. Quality breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, European-style breads, espresso coffees, pastries and cakes. 30 Commercial St. Ph 525 7294. THE MUSSEL INN. Open 7 days, 11am til late.

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

CAROLYN Simon, Craniosacral therapist, naturopath, medical herbalist. For appointments or flower essences text 027 483 5865, ph 525 8544.

TOTOS CAFÉ & PIZZERIA: Yay! We will open Sunday 31 May plus Monday 1 June from 10am to 4pm, weather permitting. Totaranui hill. Ph 021 187 1849, or Google and Facebook.

MASSAGE: $50/hour! Ph Thomas 022 160 9101. MASSAGE AND REIKI. Emma Sutherland (Ameliorate). First one-hour treatment - $35 for GB locals. www.ameliorate.nz. Ph 027 487 2639.

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

MASSAGE and trigger point therapy for chronic muscular pain, dysfunction, sports performance. Specialising in unresolved muscular pain. 20 years’ experience. Ph Paul 027 772 7334, 54 Commercial Street.

REFLEXOLOGY - relax - recuperate - rejuvenate - refresh. Integrated Reflexology treatments with Ariane Wyler. For bookings please txt/ph 021 0260 7607 or email happyfeetflex@ gmail.com SIMON Jones: Counselling, mediation, coaching. 28 years’ experience. Member NZAC. 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

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

Call 0800 749 739 for info or an appointment today.

The Mussel Inn Still at Level 2…. Queen’s Birthday Weekend We’re open every day from 11am No holiday surcharge! Bookings are advised ~Walkups as space allows Thurs 4th June - Quiz Night Quizzes fortnightly thereafter

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027 732 4476 Tuesdays & Fridays

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Chiropractor Inga Schmidt

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021 180 7789

Grant Watson

Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St

Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

ACC registered


Gift Vouchers Available

Manipulative Physiotherapist

Mondays, and Thursday mornings Ph: 027 370 6472 Email: wattie18@outlook.com

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

Ask for a coffee card and get every 10th coffee FREE TAKEAWAYS: Open Friday & Saturday 5pm till 7:30ish. Order at the door or phone orders 525 9591.

FRESH FISH: Fresh fish sales on Wednesday - pre-order by midday Mondays. Hoping to have fresh Bluff Oysters available Thursdays but there are limited numbers so pre-order to secure. STORE HOURS: Under Level 2 our shop hours will be 7am till 5:30pm weekdays and 8am till 5:30pm weekends.

Proud Supporters of the Motupipi School

COURTHOUSE CAFÉ, Collingwood. Open 7 days, 8.30am2pm. Pizzas and curries Fridays, 4.30-7pm, takeaway only. Ph 524 8194. CURRY LEAF. Open 7 days, 12-8pm. Chef-made food, takeaway prices. Order online thecurryleaf.co.nz or ph 525 8481. DANGEROUS KITCHEN. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, TuesdaySaturday from 9am till 8pm. For bookings and takeaways ph 525 8686. DE-LISH DELICATESSEN. Sumptuous, delicious food. Lunches, catering, coffee, chocolate, cheeses and epicure items. Open from 6.30am. Ph 525 7111. GARDEN SANCTUARY CAFÉ at Aroha Health Spa. Organic coffee, herbal teas, fresh juices, light meals and treats. Open Tuesday-Sunday from 9.30am, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara.


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


Ph: 525 9592




UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere TUESDAY 2 JUNE GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays. Late fees apply until 4pm Tuesdays, if space available. Paradise Entertainment and Collingwood On the Spot store are our agents or email us on admin@gbweekly.co.nz. Office hours Mon-Wed, 9am-5pm.

WEDNESDAY 3 JUNE KOKALITO LOCAL AND ORGANIC VEGGIES back on Village Green every Wednesday. Looking forward to seeing folk there again. Ph 021 119 3597 for further info.

Our next visit to Golden Bay is Wednesday 3 June

ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP is on hold for the next few weeks, re-opening ASAP, looking forward to seeing everyone again.


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Tuesday: Light winds, tending northerly. Fine although cloud increasing later.

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

Ph 524 8308


Monday: Easterlies tending southeast and easing. Fine and cloudy intervals.

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Sunday: Easterlies prevailing. Cloudy periods with scattered rain, mainly about the Takaka Hill.

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

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Saturday: Southeasterlies, fresh at times in exposed areas. A few showers and fine breaks also.

"...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

Fri Sat 2-4pm @ Takaka Masonic Community Hall (next to Roots Bar) Deescalation expert. Knowing your rights, saving lives. James Abbott ex RNZN (SLT)

Fresh Start Monday and Friday Join Grant Knowles on Mondays and Fridays from 7-9am. Listen out for his weekly chats with Tasman Mayor Tim King on “Tim Talk” and his dialogue with Norman Ragg from Cawthron Institute as well as other community locals. Fresh Start Monday is sponsored by The GB Weekly.

Friday: Easterlies prevailing. Occasional rain easing during the morning but staying cloudy with the odd shower likely.


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The Jam from Takaka - 28 May 2020 marked the one-year anniversay for Hazel presenting The Jam. Hazel created the programme herself every week until 26 February this year when Hannah Rose of Motueka began sharing the responsibility. Thank you so much Hazel for your dedication to Fresh FM and our local Top of the South community. You can listen to The Jam on Wednesdays from 5-6 in the evening. The Jam is sponsored by the Tasman Youth Hub.


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‘RURAL COASTAL LIVING’ 1737 Cwd-Puponga Rd, $930,000+GST (if any) Spacious family home set on 4.9ha, 2 storey, 5bd, 3 bth & 2gge, Well fenced paddocks with lease in place, Private, Stunning views, Cottage to rent - Income & lifestyle! Call me to view.

Ref: GB3679

Belinda J Barnes (Licensed Sales Agent REAA 2008) 021 236 2840 or belinda@goldenbayproperty.com TOTALLY ROASTED CAFÉ 734 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara Price By Negotiation Has the last crazy few weeks made you re assess what your priorities or dreams are? Maybe owning your own café is one of them. So much potential here for you to add your own stamp or vibe to the property. The well-known Totally Roasted Café is up for sale. Here’s your chance to secure land, buildings and business. If you have a flare and passion for hospitality then maybe give this a thought. Contact us for more details.

Ref: GBC3744

Sarah-Jane Brown (Licensed Sales Consultant REAA 2008) 0274 222 577 or sarah@goldenbayproperty.com “Annie sold my property at Pohara. I was thrilled as this allowed me to downsize to Westport. Then we had the lockdown & I could not get any help with packing. Annie was great! She kept me supplied with cartons which she left at the bottom of my drive. She kept my spirits up, with phone calls to see how I was doing. The lockdown was an unusual time for everyone but with Annie’s help, I managed to get through. Thank you for all your help over this stressful time Annie, I couldn’t have managed without your encouragement”. Colleen Byrne - Vendor of 8 Haile Lane

Annie Telford (Licensed Sales Consultant REAA 2008) 027 249 1408 or annie@goldenbayproperty.com ‘COUNTRY CHARACTER’ 188 Hamama Road, $565,000 Large 1920’s Family Villa. Established & Private Gardens. 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Double Garage. Area 2529m2, Rural Outlook, Gorgeous! Call me to view.

Ref: GB3764

Paul McConnon (Licensed Sales Consultant REAA 2008) 0275 042 872 or paul@goldenbayproperty.com Buyers are looking again…. Strong market activity post lockdown means we are looking for new listings; in all categories but in particular houses in town, lifestyle blocks and grazing land. Call me for a confidential discussion and a no obligation appraisal.

136 Tangmere Road $1.3m+GST if any Loaded with potential for a new owner! Organic orchard + dwellings. Home + income = lifestyle! Ref: GB3760

41 Pohara Valley Road $619,995 Close to the beach on 3550m2. 2bd, 2 bth, 2gge. Call me if you’re looking to buy in this great location. GB3735

James Mackay (Licensed Agent & Principal REAA 2008, B.Com) 027 359 0892 or james@goldenbayproperty.com While at Level 2 Lockdown, the Golden Bay First National Team are committed to the health, safety & wellbeing of our community & therefore strictly adhere to the highest standard of care during property viewings. By clear communication with our vendors & prospective purchasers, we will together help to fight the Covid19 pandemic & look forward to Level 1…….

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Cherie Byrne Office Administrator 03 525 8800 - Office 24hrs info@goldenbayproperty.com THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 29 MAY 2020

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