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Many happy returns

Back to school: Collingwood Area School students arrive at the school gates early on Monday morning. Photo: Jo Richards. ANITA PETERS, JEANINE TAYLOR, JO RICHARDS

On Monday, Golden Bay students seemed very happy as they returned to the classroom after nearly two months of home-based learning. They were just some of the country's 800,000 returning students who included the year 1 intake, who are effectively starting over, to year 13 NCEA students who are on the final stretch of their school careers. Collingwood Area School At Collingwood Area School, cars and buses began to arrive shortly after 8.15am discharging students of all ages at the school gates. It might have been a chilly five degrees, but the welcome was warm, with teachers and students greeting one another in the playground. Several older students took the opportunity to get in some early morning basketball practice and, as the clock ticked on, the distinctive happy noise of a school playground filled the Collingwood air. At the end of the school day, principal Hugh Gully reflected on the re-start. “We had a very good turnout – about 95 per cent.” He noted that students were clearly pleased to get back to school. “They were very happy

to see their buddies. I wandered around at lunchtime and they were sitting around in circles just catching up. It was good to hear lots of laughter from the kids – and the teachers. “I spoke to a few kids who have had a nice time during lockdown, a really special time with their families, doing a load of interesting things.” Hugh said that while not all senior students had engaged fully with their NCEA studies

“I enjoyed learning from home but it's great to be back with my friends.” during lockdown, they would be able to catch up. “They will have lots of one-on-one sessions with teachers to help them get credits they need. If they haven’t engaged, today is the time to get on with it.” Summing up, Hugh said he was very happy with how things had gone. “It’s been a really, really good day.”

Golden Bay High School Ninety-two percent of the school roll returned on Monday, arriving in droves. They were greeted by the senior management team before being directed to the handwashing facilities and on to their form classes. The rules under Level 2 were laid out, and teachers and students reconnected with each other and with face-to-face learning. The senior students expressed relief about being back, as did their teachers; in fact, most students said they were happy to be back. The year 9s returned to creative mode in Resistance Materials Technology following a health-andsafety briefing from teacher Ben Knoef. Student Hazel Molloy commented, “I enjoyed learning from home, but it is great to be back with my friends,” while Kyla Lusty said, “It feels really weird.” These sentiments were echoed by many fellow students. The focus on day one was on settling back into school and assessing where students were with their learning. Adjusting to the conditions set out for health-and-safety under Level 2... Continued on page 3

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Businesses continuing to suffer a significant decline in revenue as a result of the coronavirus crisis will be able to apply to the Government for a further eight weeks of financial support in the form of a Wage Subsidy Extension. The Government has so far paid out around $11billion to employers under the original Wage Subsidy initiative which was launched in March. The Government announced the extension to the current Wage Subsidy scheme in its recent budget and confirms that the payment will be available to support employers, including sole traders, who are still significantly impacted by Covid-19 after the current 12-week Wage Subsidy ends. The extension payment is also available to those who have not previously received the Wage Subsidy. The Wage Subsidy Extension will be available from 10 June until 1 September so employers can keep paying their employees over winter - a traditionally quiet period for many businesses. More information about the payment, including details of how to apply, will be available before 10 June when applications open. However, employers are not allowed to apply for the Wage Subsidy Extension for an employee until their current 12-week Wage Subsidy has finished. To be eligible for the initial Wage Subsidy, business needed to have experienced a minimum 30 per cent Covid-related decline in actual or predicted revenue over a 30-day period compared with the same period in 2019. The rules for the upcoming extension payment are different; applicants must have had, or expect to have, a revenue loss of at least 50 per cent for the 30 days prior to making their application, compared to the equivalent period last year. The key points of the new scheme are summarised below: It will cover eight weeks per employee from the date the application is submitted. It will be paid to applicants as a lump sum at the same weekly rate as the Wage Subsidy. This is a flat rate of $585.80 for people working 20 hours or more per week (full-time rate) and $350.00 for people working less than 20 hours per week (parttime rate). Applicants must agree to certain obligations, including: • Pass the subsidy on to their employees. • Retain their employees for the duration of the subsidy. • Do their best to pay their employees at least 80 per cent of their normal pay. • Take active steps to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on their business. One subsidy at a time Employers cannot receive more than one Government Covid-19 payment for the same employee at the same time. These payment schemes include the Wage Subsidy, the Leave Support Scheme, and the Wage Subsidy Extension. For further information, visit: https:// ISSN (PRINT) 2538-0923 ISSN (ONLINE) 2538-0931




Many happy returns: Students go back to school

Golden Bay High School is up and running: Hazel, left, and Kyla get straight back into RMT after lockdown. Photo: Jeanine Taylor.

Motupipi School Principal Lisa Malones greets her students at the school gate as they arrive for the first day back since the start of lockdown. Photo: Anita Peters.

Continued from page 1... ...will continue throughout the rest of the week. Extra staff were rostered on during breaks, as this is when social distancing is likely to prove most challenging. This is an area that will continue to be closely monitored.

Guidelines set by both Ministries of Health and Education required anyone entering the grounds to be registered for contact tracing, so most parents said their farewells outside, some a little anxious to not be escorting their children in. “It’s harder on some of them than on the kids,” said principal Lisa Malones. All arrivals were personally greeted by Lisa with genuine joy and enthusiasm as she ushered students through the gate. “I’m just so excited to see them all back,” she said. The feeling was reiterated by teacher Jodie Grant. “It feels so vibrant; the kids feel positive and happy to see each other and to be together, and I feel the same,” she said, but admitted that adjusting to all the sudden energy for some might take time. The school is launching into its programme where it left off, but is fully prepared for the new safety approach. While enforcing social distancing with children is difficult, Lisa says they will be exhibiting safety first and common-sense rules by hand washing with soap and water “before and after everything”, and using hand sanitiser appropriately.

Takaka Primary School Principal Jenny Bennett said it was happy Monday at Takaka Primary. “We had a fantastic first day back with a settled start involving lots of reconnecting through play, creative activities and games. Students and families were met at their ‘name gate’ as they’ve quickly become known, and parents and caregivers were able to either say goodbye at the gate, or if there were nerves involved, walk them in. “We were pleased with a 94 per cent attendance and thank our community for placing their trust in our school, for their patience, understanding, and care, which has been demonstrated towards school staff and has really kept us all buoyed.” Jenny said the energy around the school was "buzzing and joyful", particularly during break times when the shrieks of delight echoed around the school. “Teachers were involved in leaf fights and sports games; we think they were just as excited to be back.” While things went well, Jenny recognises the ongoing need to adapt. “We are continually checking and improving our processes to reduce risk and ensure a gentle return, as we know theory and practice can be slightly different.” Jenny said that it wasn’t only returning students that showed up on Monday. “We are delighted to have welcomed many new students - from ages 5-10 - and their families to TPS. Many enrolled into our online programmes before arriving, so it’s been fantastic to meet them in person and see how well they’ve settled in.”

Motupipi Primary School There was a general air of excitement among children and staff at Motupipi School as children returned from their lengthy isolation on Monday morning.

Central Takaka School Things were buzzing at Central Takaka School on Monday, according to principal Steve McLean. “The students and staff were all very happy to be back and enjoyed reconnecting. Lots of online learning devices plus library and reading books were returned and then cleaned before being put back into circulation.” Steve said staff, students and parents all followed Level 2 protocols, including using a designated drop off/pick up point, filling out contact tracing forms and using all the new handwashing and sanitising stations. “It has been a real team effort from the staff and Board of Trustees throughout the lockdown and in preparation for re-opening under Level 2.” The major focus for the first week back is on physical and emotional wellbeing, explained Steve. “This includes only slowly easing back into the usual routines to allow time for restoring the social connections and comfort levels of student to help them adjust to life back at school. The most important message we are promoting is to be kind to each other.”

Takaka Primary School was "buzzing and joyful", according to principal Jenny Bennett. Photo: Supplied. Education in the round: Students at Central Takaka School happy to be back. Photo: Supplied. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 22 MAY 2020


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LE T TERS Real data on artificial nitroogen

I would like to thank Friends of Golden Bay for the high standard of data collection they have maintained in shedding light on the trends and sources of nitrate-N passing through Te Waikoropupū Springs. Beyond reasonable doubt, nitrate-N is clearly rising and the reason is pastoral farming in the upper catchment. I feel sorry for those farming families now forced to defend an unsustainable model of primary production promoted by a growth-oriented dairy industry. Clearly the nitrogen farming mentality has had its day. The rise and rise of artificial nitrogen use in New Zealand pastoral farming, particularly since the 1990s, mirrors the decline in freshwater quality and erosion of the social license to farm. Its backlash, now coming through in regional plans around the country, imposes high mitigation costs on all. Artificial-N has been a key driver in intensifying pastoral farming. While it may increase the short-term returns of individual farms, it is at the expense the wider community and the environment and against the long term interests of NZ farming. Alec Milne

Council must focus on core services

As we enter the “new way“ of living in New Zealand, and leave the Covid-19 lockdowns, the future is not good. We will enter a debris field of lost businesses, lost jobs, and thousands on the dole or welfare. Worst of all, a $150 billion debt that only our great-grandchildren will pay off. When I checked the national income, it is $52,000 per annum. It will be much lower this year, and next. The average income of TDC staff is $82,000 per annum. We read of many businesses laying off staff and CEOs taking pay cuts. Air New Zealand laying off 600 pilots and the ones left taking a 30 per cent pay cut, and the CEO a 40 per cent pay cut, allowing for bonuses etc. We read of company CEOs, some mayors, and council staff taking pay cuts in local districts. The fact that our mayor has given us a rate freeze for next year is not enough. There must be a serious cut in spending for the next five years. The average income of ratepayers is drastically reduced. A complete revision of the Long Term Plan has to be done. Our council has to focus on the essential services and, frankly, start laying off non-essential staff. The goal is to reduce rates for the next five years. As we crawl out of the debris field it will be challenging for TDC. In the words of Basil Fawlty, “Don't mention the dam“. Reg Turner

Logging in Clifton

I wish to notify residents in Clifton area about the deforestation of pine trees from the top of Richmond farm/ Bird's Clearing. We have been told by the logging company that it is too dangerous to take the trees down through Richmond farm as the hillside is unstable so they will haul hundreds of thousands of trees up to the top of the mountain with chains, and transport down Bird's Road. The 2012 landslide from this forest was a disaster for the community, then Ligar Bay, Takaka Hill were other recent disasters. We have seen it happen in the Bay and Marahau, Riwaka, Baton River and Tapawera in the last 12 months. Our kids are striking for awareness of climate change. Should that vast amount of fossil fuels for heavy machinery be used knowing we are now in climate emergency? Our community wants to discuss these impacts with environmental planners. Cath Halliwell

The sense of entitlement

This is described in most dictionaries as: “Believing that one is inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment”. Covid-19 has certainly tested everyone in this country on more levels than one. Businesses are suffering, and some may not recover. People who have never been out of work in their lives, are now applying for benefits and food grants. Worse still, people have died because of the virus, thankfully not as many in New Zealand as overseas. It has been widely acknowledged this is because the Government went into full pandemic response quickly. Sadly, there are those of us who believe that they ought not to have to participated in this, that the level of prospective deaths did not warrant this response. “How much do you value a life,” I ask, without response? People claim wage subsidies when they do not need them, take extra resources to make more profit and claim more "power" than they need to have. However, sadly, none of this is surprising, given that our economy is predicated on the neo-liberal belief that part of

society is entitled to have more, while the rest has less? Sadly, these people are more to be pitied than laughed at because they have not yet worked out that having more will not fill the aching void in their souls. If anything, they then have to try and justify their choices to themselves, and live with shame and guilt, when this cannot be done. Sharon Campbell (not the artist)

A poem for Jim Horton

Dear Jim, thanks for all the magic that you gave us lads... we loved you to a man! Left in your wake (For Jim) If you died in this moment Would it be as going out upon a wooden skiff Dragging its hull Crunching against cool round pebbles Firmly taking to water Into a calm and buoyant sea ? If you died to this moment Would it be through lack of focus lack of attention lack of imagination If you died at this moment What would you leave in your wake? What echo will out live you? What ripple remains? Have you bellowed your name out, Again and again against the howling gale of being? Have you let it break you, This overloaded onslaught of information to your sense? Was it your own surrender? Sit contented now. This has been a truly great adventure. A life contract that no other could fulfil. Full of brave deeds and kind words. Here amongst the rules of gravity You have found a perfect way. Navigated your love through a miraculous landscape. Traversed space times so intricate in your delicate boat. Sang out your heart song from the rooftops of your soul. Those holding your hand At your bedside Will find themselves Transformed by your transformation Silently, they will witness, This great pilgrimage that you have completed. With love, respect and gratitude... Ian K Brown

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION - FEEDBACK We received one comment on our website below last week's Top Story "Springs WCO Heads To Environment Court": Don’t let TDC promote another ill-considered cost to our community. Where is the integrity-based proof held by TDC and the agricultural sectors that disprove FOGB monitoring data and negate the risk to the Springs from raised levels of nitrate? TDC claim of no spiritual or outstanding value? Oh-oh. Another concreted city-view of heritage, cultural/community values. Perhaps the above-mentioned objectors could read the article by Deborah and Tim Rhodes (GBW 15/5, p15), plus remember how we all coped within our restricted bubbles these past weeks. Then rethink their own “rights” to take precedent over everything and everyone else. Agriculture maybe is the backbone of the economy. But bones need organs and blood and nervous systems, which community, tourism etc provide. Golden Bay, let's stand together on protecting this world treasure on our doorstep.

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Safe trading at the Dangerous Kitchen: A customer uses the contact tracing phone app while waiting for her order. Inset: Scanning the QR code. Photos: Supplied.

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Please phone 03 525 7115 A car pictured on the Banjo Creek bridge and causeway just before the Big Hill. The photo shows the rock that was placed by hand after it was floated there on small boats. Many workers made small huts just off the edge of the road so that they and their families could live close to the work. File photo.



Further to a recent article, "A 1930s Rakopi childhood", (GBW 15/5) regarding the construction of the Dry Road, I would like to add my family’s part in the lobbying to get the project underway. In 1931 travel to Collingwood from Paturau was still by the muddy route, crossing the muddy sections on corduroy (small trees laid across the track) only at low tide around the Westhaven Inlet. My grandfather John Henry Richards (who had retired at this stage) decided to travel to Parliament to raise funds for a start on the Dry Road to Paturau. He had great difficulty getting an appointment with the right people but he persisted and eventually he was granted £19,000 to get the Dry Road formation started. This period was at the height of the Great Depression and people in the area were grateful to start work with picks and shovels, horses and scoops. The wages were very low at 10 shillings and 6 pence per week (or 1½ pence per cubic yard). Because of the low wages, good progress was made with the £19,000. During the building of the Dry Road, workers would live just above the high water mark around the edge of the mudflats so as to be close to where they worked. At low tide Jackie Rhodes, a Pakawau farmer, used to bring a horse and gig butcher's cart around the various huts and lots of people wanted legs of


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mutton, disregarding the rest of the sheep. He exploded one day saying “Do you think I am killing centipedes!” Jackie Rhodes’s son would sometimes take butcher's sheep from their land on a spring cart from Sandhill Creek to Pakawau to make sure sheep were available for the meat business supplying the Dry Road workers. When the funds ran out in 1935, John Henry Richards went back to a new Labour Government with Bob Semple as Minister of Works. Again, John Henry had great difficulty getting a hearing but at a function where senior ministers were entertaining guests guarded by doormen, John Henry made his move. The doormen were no match for John Henry and were easily brushed aside so that he could talk directly with Bob Semple. Bob Semple’s reply to John Henry's request for funds was: ”Mr Richards you did not vote for me at the last election – why should I grant you the money.” My Grandfather replied, “You grant me the road money and I will vote for you next time!” The funds were granted and the Dry Road was completed in 1938. This was a milestone for everyone in the area with mail, bread and milk deliveries twice a week. The new road to Mangarakau allowed easy transport of coal, timber, wool and livestock to be markets. This improved everyones lifestyle, and allowed the coast to be accessed by all.

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Village Theatre reopens next week MAY PHONE BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL for all screenings. Ph 525 8453. Visit our website for more info and trailer links: Fri 29 7.30pm Births, Deaths and Marriages (M) NZ 1h16 Comedy, Drama Sat 30 7.30pm Emma (PG) UK 2h05 Comedy, Drama, Romance Pics at the flix: After closing its doors two months ago, The Village Theatre will reopen on Friday 29 May. JO RICHARDS

Good news for the Bay’s film buffs: The Village Theatre is back in business from next Friday. Over the past two months, erstwhile movie-goers have stayed at home and turned to Netflix, Neon and other streaming services to get their fix but, no matter how big the TV, or how sophisticated the sound system, home-cinema is a pale imitation of the full-blown movie theatre experience. And then there’s the popcorn. Village Theatre manager Rae McDowell says Level 2 restrictions mean, however, that people can’t just turn up. “Phone bookings are essential as admissions will be limited

for purposes of spacing.” She explains how the phone booking system will work. “Tell us which film session and how many people, and be sure to leave us your contact phone number. We will only contact you if we are at capacity.” The need to maintain physical distancing won’t spoil the excitement of watching new releases on Takaka’s big screen once again, say Rae. “Come along and enjoy the warm and cosy yet spacious atmosphere. The team looks forward to giving our community the full cinema experience once again.” Village Theatre’s first screening is on Friday 29 May at 7.30pm. Booking essential: phone 525 8453.

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If you are passing through Takaka’s CBD on Monday, keep an eye out for changes to the Department of Conservation’s HQ. At the same location later in the week, you may see workers dressed in personal protection equipment, but there’s nothing to be alarmed about; it’s all part of a planned asbestos removal operation. Woodrow “Woody” Monte, owner of the Art Deco-style building at 62 Commercial Street, says the work is part of a major refurbishment that has already involved bringing the structure up to the required earthquake resilience standards. “When I bought it I intended to bring it back to a useable condition.” Earthquake strengthening work was needed in the front part of the building, while the rear part required re-roofing. Not unexpectedly, a thorough survey of the latter revealed the presence of asbestos in the roof and the exterior walls. Although there was minimal risk of fibres being released, and no legal requirement to remove it, DOC’s landlord called in the experts to deal with it. “The material is a combination of concrete and asbestos; it’s relatively safe but you need to be careful with it as it ages. I decided to get rid of all the asbestos,” says Woody. Nelson-based contractors Trafalgar Painting are due to set up the site for safe operation on Sunday, before their specialist operatives, wearing hazmat suits and respirators, can begin to remove the hazardous materials. “Scaffolding is to be established and a partial tenting of that area that is closest to the Wholemeal undertaken,” says managing director Jo Szentpeteri, who points out that strict safety measures, including environmental monitoring, will be in place throughout the operation. “Precise Consulting will have air-sniffing equipment at the boundary to make sure no material is escaping.” Jo says the work should be completed in a matter of days. “It depends on the weather, but we hope to finish by the end of the week.” When all the asbestos has been safely removed, the refurbishment will continue with the installation of insulation material, prior to recladding the affected walls and screwing down new Colorsteel roofing sheets. Woody says, with Department of Conservation staff working at home, the timing couldn’t be better. “It’s one good thing to come out of the lockdown.”

Map showing research cruise transects and location of significant observations taken during 2017 field study by scientists from Oregon State University. Graphic: Supplied. JO RICHARDS

A team of international scientists, who based field study operations in Golden Bay, have published their findings into the feeding behaviour of blue whales observed in the Taranaki Bight. The research article suggests that feeding at the ocean’s surface could play an important role in the whales’ foraging strategy and help to optimize their energy balance. The team led by Dr Leigh Torres, an assistant professor at Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute, carried out a series of survey cruises in the Taranaki Bight during the summer of 2017. Taking observations from the boat, researchers recorded surface feeding on multiple occasions and noted that the density of krill patches was greater closer to the water’s surface. Because of their enormous size, blue whales need to carefully balance the energy gained through their food intake with the energetic costs of feeding, such as diving, holding their breath or opening their mouths, which slows their movement in the water. Furthermore, their prey are tiny krill and so whales must eat large volumes of them to make energy gains required for growth and physiological maintenance.

“People think about whales having to dive deep to get to the densest prey patches, but if they can find their prey in shallow waters, it’s actually more energetically profitable to feed near the surface,” said Dr Torres. “In this population of whales in New Zealand, they foraged more in areas where their prey was dense and shallow. Their dives were relatively short, and they were feeding more at the surface, which requires less energy.” Using a drone, the researchers captured video of a blue whale surface preying on a patch of krill. The footage illustrates the giant mammal’s feeding process, including decisionmaking about whether or not to eat patches of krill near the ocean’s surface. “The video allows us to describe a lot of really cool kinematics and body movement coordination by the whale that we haven’t been able to see before,” said Dr Torres, who believes drones have an important role marine mammal research. “This footage highlights the value of using drones for study and observation of whales. Drone footage could be a good complement to data collected from tags for studying surface behaviours of whales.” To read the full research article, go to: articles/8906/

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Golden Bay sports clubs negatively affected by the Covid-19 restrictions can apply for funding to help meet their expenses. A total of $15m has been allocated by Sport NZ to its Community Resilience Fund which will be distributed via Regional Sport Trusts. Clubs can apply for an immediate grant of up to $1000 cash payment to cover their fixed costs for invoices such as rent, phone and power. In the Tasman District the scheme is being administered by Sport Tasman who will accept applications until 5pm on Friday 19 June. Application forms, along with guidelines and other useful information, including eligibility criteria, are available from the Sport Tasman website. If applicants have any queries these can be addressed to: Information and application forms are available at: 8


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Sutatip Kattiya, the manager of Takaka’s newest eatery, is at 22 years old a graduate of Auckland University, with a double major in Accounting and Commercial Law. These skills put her in good stead for the opening and running of her father’s dream. Premmongkon Kattiya has been a chef for more than 20 years. “Since before I was born,” said Sutatip. He was a “first generation” chef for Chokdee, Nelson. “My Dad found [the premises]. During the school holidays I came to have a look. So, I thought, OK, I will give it a go.” Following negotiations with the owners of the building, renovations began, using local contractors for building, plumbing and electrical needs. A website, Facebook and Instagram were all created by Sutatip, who designed everything – the kitchen layout, reception, décor – “even the toilet,” she laughed. “It was a ‘big-as’ project for me.” Beautiful Thai fabrics were sourced from Takaka’s Village market for a panelled feature wall, which Sutatip and her younger sister created during lockdown. O’Sha was only open for one week before Alert Level 4 and lockdown. Sutatip had hoped to open “quietly” so as to allow time to secure a liquor licence and train her two waitresses. Word of mouth meant that first week was actually quite busy. Under Alert Level 3, O’Sha offered an online menu with a click-and-collect takeaway service. Business was brisk, and when Level 2 was announced, Sutatip stopped the online ordering service so her staff could focus on dine-in patrons. When the doors opened, they were busy. “I’m everywhere!” said Sutatip. “[Even] In the kitchen - which was not the plan. It’s too hard in there!” But she is helping with preparation, dishes and serving. Sutatip said it’s not just due to her degree that she is in this role. She has worked in hospitality since she was 16. “First-hand experience is better than a degree.” O’Sha means “delicious” in Thai, and Sutatip confidently focuses on that. “I want to keep the menu simple. All the basics are here.” A Chef’s Special is to come when they have their second chef, who “has to be good enough”.



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When Shivani, a 15-year-old, writes a private letter, distressed about her recently acquired power, to the advice columnist Chandra Sir, the life of a schoolteacher is altered forever. When that same schoolteacher’s home help and friend, Arati, is visited by Manasa, an ancient spirit, with news of her long-disappeared husband, an act of revenge is instigated. Step into modern-day India and the life of Jaya Bhowmick, one of several women who has acquired special powers. Shakti is a feminist metaphysical thrill(er), a story shaped within a political pressure cooker. The shaktis that the women have acquired are specific and different, but all give the receiver an ability that is both a gift and a burden. And to top it off, there seems to be a malign force at the centre of this structure. The words on the cover of Shakti — “Your power. Our rules” — are the opening gambit that leads the reader into this dangerous game of smoke and mirrors, a game laced with irony and fateful consequences, a game that is far from the playful tone that pervades the book. Jaya is a sassy heroine, sharp-tongued, quick-witted and observant, and it is a pleasure to be in her company — in her internal world — even when the most outrageous and horrific things are happening around her. Within the first few chapters of the book, we are confronted with gender stereotyping, suicide, class prejudice and sectarian violence. These issues do not abate, but Chakraborti’s skill as a writer and storyteller keeps you hooked, juxtaposing these serious concerns with wry asides, almost soap-opera moments and absurdist situations. In this way, this book reminded me of Aravind Adiga’s award-winning The White Tiger. As Jaya navigates the present, coming to terms with her new-found power, and the past, divulging and facing her own violent family history against a backdrop of secrecy and control, she attempts to uncover the source of Shivani’s discontent, secure justice for Arati and find a meaningful role for herself now that her true identity has been revealed. Yet power comes with a price, and only by capitulating to the political forces who control this power can you be free and not haunted. What role will Jaya choose and is she the hero we all seek in ourselves? Shakti will shake you up, mystify you and make you laugh, as well as frighten you with its clear reflection of our current socio-political structures and our willingness to accept or dismiss these intrusions into our minds, as well as our hearts. Place Shakti at the top of your “to read” pile. By Rajorshi Chakraborti (Penguin Books)


Have you ever thought about how you would like our beautiful environment and community here in Golden Bay to look and feel in the future? Now is your opportunity to get involved. Our best way to experience the shared future we want is to clarify it and then work towards it together. A shared vision, a shared strategy and a community-led action plan to get there. A core group of Golden Bay-ers have decided to help make this happen. The seed was planted at the Mohua 2040 Adaptability Forum in October last year. There were lots of great ideas and lots of great discussion, but we didn’t want the initiative to be just a talk fest – and that’s why we created the community-led Golden Bay sustainability strategy “Mohua 2040: Adapting to a Sustainable Future”. February’s Sustainability Hui provided a forum for further visioning and brainstorming, and was a great launch pad. With the continuing Covid-19 restrictions, we have decided to open up the discussion online and invite everyone to take an active part in developing a shared community vision for Golden Bay, and help shape the initiatives we focus on so we can make that future a reality. We’ve taken all the input so far, distilled it into vision statements and organised the action areas into broad categories. The artists among us have depicted these categories in the tree graphic pictured right. Now it’s your turn. For each broad category we would like to capture: • What we are already doing that supports the vision • What more we need to do The online tool we are using is called It’s quick and easy to use. It’s interactive too – so you can see other’s ideas as well as your own. Check it out at: Thanks in advance for your input. Having a vision and a strategy is a strong first step towards realising the future we really want for Mohua Golden Bay in 2040.

MOHUA 2040: OUR VISION • A shining example of sustainability in action – an exemplar for the world • A haven of hope • “Environment” is one of the guiding factors in every decision we make • Our environment is our super power – it lends us strength, resources, wealth and health. • Our ecological innovation feeds into national policy and decisions, and back to us.

Mohua 2040: A shared vision, a shared strategy and a community-led action plan to get there. Image: Supplied.

• Governance is from the heart • We are the sustainability education centre of NZ – inspiring hearts and minds • All the people of Mohua live in harmony with nature • As a region we sequester more carbon than we produce. • Vibrancy in many strands but harmonious together – like an orchestra – with room for rumbustious trumpets as well as delicate flutes. • We feel a deep connection with our inner selves, our community and the earth


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Paradise Entertainment in Takaka is one of the few places where DVDs can still be rented. Photo: Golden Bay Museum. ALISTAIR HUGHES

In previous weeks we’ve looked at film-viewing options available on streaming services while cinemas closed under lockdown. But another method of seeing films at home has been around in its earliest form since 1977, and exploded in New Zealand in the early 1980s. The video rental store was once an intrinsic part of Kiwi life – browsing the shelves for previously unimagined access to movies old and new, and often bringing an armload of chunky cassettes home for the weekend. At one point it seemed as if every spare retail space was quickly erecting shelves and displaying movies for hire. Modern film-makers like Quentin Tarantino fostered their love of film and made future industry contacts while working in video stores. Then the higher-quality DVD format arrived globally in 1997. As VHS tapes had once unravelled the competing betamax video format at the dawn of home viewing, discs rapidly replaced cassettes in what seemed an overnight coup. Then, as broadband widths increased in the 2000s, movie piracy began to proliferate. This was followed by legitimate streaming the following decade, which gradually saw the end of the four-decade traditional rental industry. As with so many good things, Takaka remains an exception, but what does haberdashery have to do with movie hire? In Commercial Street, the answer to that is “everything”. Anita Hutchinson has owned Stitch’n’Sew and Paradise Entertainment under one roof in Takaka for almost 12 years, and offers literally thousands of film titles for hire. “A lot of people in Golden Bay don’t have reliable internet, or don’t want to use their data,” says Anita. “They still get DVDs out, and enjoy coming in and choosing them.” Anita is happy to announce that new releases previewed THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 22 MAY 2020

over the past few weeks are now available, with more to follow next month. And she is aware that her rental service still has some advantages over streaming. “We have a huge range of movies, a lot of which you can’t find online, because we’ve been here for so many years. It’s all in one place and we get new releases every week.” New releases are available for $8 overnight, with half price on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. A popular option is 10 non-new releases for $10 for 10 nights. Paradise Entertainment is also able to offer a personal touch which online hire can’t. “I encourage feedback, because you get to know if a certain range of people are likely to enjoy a particular range of movies and you can give them recommendations. You can't recommend the same movie to everybody, because that just doesn’t work.” Anita’s current favourite is the 2009 French parody Micmacs, a title which roughly translates as “jiggery-pokery”. “There’s nothing like a bit of light-hearted comedy," she says. Paradise Entertainment trading hours are currently shortened: 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and Saturday 10am to 2pm. And some great news to finish with. The Village Theatre has announced that they will be reopening their doors next Friday, May 29. On Sunday, May 31 at 2pm they will be holding the world premier of local film-maker Pete Blasdale’s documentary about the International Jampot motorcycle rally, which was held in New Zealand in February. It is described as a “…record of all the fun, mistakes, mishaps, breakdowns, camaraderie and experiences very few people will get to do, so enjoy… and keep your fingers crossed that these old machines we love to ride will get us there and back in one piece.” Don’t miss out, seating will be necessarily limited.

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Wendy Mary Croft, dearly loved mother and motherin-law of Michael & Elda, Anna & Kevin; grandmother to Joseph & Michael, Samuel & Lucas; sister to Marie, Bev, Bill and the late Marg; sadly passed away on 13 May at her home in Christchurch aged 72 years.

In light of recent announcements from the Public Health Authorities that elective surgery is to recommence and with the movement to Alert Level 2 the Wrinklies Express advises members that our service is running again. Members should telephone Takaka 525 9775 to arrange their transport needs.

There will be an online remembrance event at 6:30pm on Wednesday 27 May. For details contact Anna at Mail can be sent to Anna Taylor, 49 Putake Dr, Christchurch 8083.

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PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui COTTAGE Plants Onekaka is now open Friday-Sunday, 10am4pm until September. Ph 525 9253. MOTUPIPI Hall. To our supporters; There will be no soup luncheons or book fairs until we move to Level 1. Thank you. ONEKAKA Arts has now closed and the artists are all working from home and may pop up elsewhere in the future. For individual contact details see THE Golden Bay Community Board Special Projects Fund is now open. Criteria and application forms available on request by emailing To be submitted by Friday 29 May 2020. COMMUNITY Law Service (Simon Jones): Free and confidential legal help, information, options available in Golden Bay every Wednesday. Appointments, phone Heartland Services 525 6151. Nelson Office 0800 246 146. FRESH FM needs your help. Are you willing to host a fundraising event to support local radio? Or help run one? We’re a Charitable Trust – a $30 donation on our website is tax deductible. Email Maureen: or ph 525 8779, 027 335 1395. GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays. ALCOHOLICS Anonymous. If you want to drink that’s your business. If you want to stop we can help. Ph 0800 229 6757. PARADISE Entertainment, Takaka and Collingwood On the Spot store are The GB Weekly’s agents. Or email us: admin@ Office hours are Mon-Wed, 9am-5pm. See our website for past issues of the paper and for advertising rates and deadlines.

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We’re all delighted to be heading down the road which leads to a new normal. It’s been a privilege to be able to continue broadcasting our familiar shows as well as introducing new content to the community whilst all the time, bringing listeners vital COVID-19 messaging. We regard our role as an essential service most seriously and our dedicated staff and loyal volunteers have all been committed to keeping essential communication across the top of the south. Our valued listeners should notice very little change to format as we are able to gradually re-open recording opportunities to more of our programme makers. We would welcome new shows to our schedule so if anyone is interested in making radio for our community please contact us via details on our website.

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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,

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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 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. ALL your garden needs, ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. References available. ARBORIST. Certified. The Tree Doctor, all aspects of tree care. Free quotes. Ph Chris 021 0264 7942. ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580.

ARCHITECTURAL design, residential building. Ph Peter Fersterer 525 8132. BLINDS, 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. CARS, caravans? Will buy certain models and pick up anything free or can drop off Collingwood opposite dump. Parts, tyres, batteries for sale. Support local. Ph 020 4167 1519. CARS wanted. Will pick up for free (some conditions apply). Motueka Auto Parts. Ph 03 528 9576.

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

Call Tracey 027 440 0071 for a FREE measure and quote TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga available for hire. Ph 027 337 7147. PAINTING and interior, exterior plastering. Licensed qualified local tradesman. Ph CM Coatings 027 222 0507. PAINTING. Quality, efficient service, available now. Ph Luca Borrelli 022 086 1842.

PATONS ROCK STORAGE. Modern, insurance-approved, alarmed. Self-locking various sized units, some 24/7. Owner lives on premises. Ph Gavin 525 9956. PENINSULA Plasterers for all your interior plastering needs. No job too small. Quality assured. 20+ years’ experience. For a free quote ph Craig 027 472 4376.

GOLDEN BAY DIGGER HIRE 1.7 tonne. Ph 027 713 0684.

GOLDEN BAY ROOFING. Re-roof, repairs, maintenance., 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,

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 GREENREAPER. Property maintenance, landscape and garden designs. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. References available. HEAT pump installation, sales and servicing. Ph Dave McKay 027 404 4740, 525 8538. HELPING HANDS ph 525 6226. Te Whare Mahana Supported Employment. Lawnmowing, line trimming, garden maintenance, riparian planting, scrub-cutting, gutter cleaning, recycling, pothole repair, waterblasting, window cleaning, house moves. How can we help? LAWNMOWING. Pakawau, Bainham, Takaka to Wainui. Ph N Shaw 525 7597, 027 212 4020.

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WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726.


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.

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CAROLYN Simon, Craniosacral therapist, naturopath, medical herbalist. For appointments or flower essences text 027 483 5865, ph 525 8544. HAIR REVOLUTION. Excellence in hairdressing, waxing and facials. Feel beautiful. Ph 525 9898.

FREEVIEW satellite TV. Ph 027 246 2432.

GIBSTOPPING /coving (NCPB qualified). Local friendly service. Ph Rob McDonald Plastering, 027 712 2552.

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

SEPTIC TANKS EMPTIED. Ph Chris 027 444 5334 or John 027 647 4913.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GARDEN advice, design and development, soil testing, fruit pruning, orchard work. Sol Morgan, GroWise Consultancy, ph 027 514 9112.





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MASSAGE AND REIKI. Emma Sutherland (Ameliorate). First one-hour treatment - $35 for GB locals. Ph 027 487 2639. 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@ 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


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FRIGIDAIRE clothes dryer, 5kg, warm and hot settings, $75; push lawn mower, $70. Ph 027 345 8684 evenings. SEA container, 40-foot. Ph 027 769 6348.


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FIREWOOD, dry Lawson cypress, $120 per cube. Ph Renford 020 4078 9258. 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. SAFETY glass. Residential or commercial. See Golden Bay Glass. 96 Commercial St. Ph 525 7274. CAMBARA 14-in-1 exercise machine, $350 ono. Ph/txt 020 4120 0710. FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, pine, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348. 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. NATIVE plant nursery (TLC), native trees and grasses available. Ph 525Â 6183. SLASH your electricity bill. Install a grid-connect PV system.

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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. THE Golden Bay Housing Trust has a vacancy at one of our three-bedroom houses. We invite expressions of interest from working families with children under 14 years of age looking for long-term (five years fixed) rental accommodation in a quality environment. Information on eligibility criteria and application forms can be obtained by emailing Alli Gardener at and an info pack will be emailed to you or these can be obtained (by appointment only under Level 2) from Heartland Services 65B Commercial Street, Takaka (Work and Income building), or the Golden Bay Workcentre Trust, 84 Commercial Street, Takaka. All completed application forms to be returned to or Heartland Services no later than 12 noon on Friday 29 May. All applications meeting the eligibility criteria will be considered by the trust board. Please direct any enquiries to Alli Gardener, secretary, Golden Bay Housing Trust, ph 525 9413 during working hours or email

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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.

to Monday. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday. Friday night woodfired pizzas from 4-7pm. TOTOS CAFÉ & PIZZERIA: Yay! We will open Sunday 24 and Sunday 31 May plus Monday 1 June from 10am to 4pm, weather permitting. Totaranui hill. Ph 021 187 1849, or Google and Facebook.

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 or ph 525 8481.

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

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

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.

23 Motupipi Street, Takaka

"...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

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.

Please phone

0800 GLASGOW (0800 452 746) Main office: 43 Halifax St, Nelson

Pastor: Rodney Watson 027 511 4266, Includes Kids program 93 Commercial St, Takaka.

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

WANTED / Hiahia 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.

Kahurangi Christian Church

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.

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

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

TOTALLY ROASTED, Pohara. Winter hours 9am-3pm, Thursday

SHIPPING container, 20-foot, good condition,to buy. Ph Barb or Peter 027 311 8149.


For more info contact Rowan Miller 021 106 8461 or Robin & Lauren Swafford 524 8498

The Mussel Inn

CREW wanted for fishing trawler. Ph Arlun 027 244 9019.

Email: Facebook: Kahurangi Christian Church

Thanks! It’s great to see so many out and about again


Bookings are advised during Level 2 Walk-ups welcome too, as space allows

GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays. Late fees apply until 4pm Tuesdays, if space is available.

Quiz nights are back - Thurs 4th June



Network Tasman is a consumer owned electricity distribution network company distributing power to approximately 40,300 consumers in the Nelson/Tasman region. The Company’s mission is to own and operate efficient, reliable and safe electricity networks and other complementary businesses while increasing consumer value. It is wholly owned by the Network Tasman Trust (NTT) who appoint Network Tasman’s Directors.

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This Director appointment replaces a Director who has left mid term to take up an executive role. This new Director will complete the balance of the three year term (one year) and will be eligible for re-appointment at the completion of the year.

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We are seeking applicants who have significant commercial / management experience. While we do not wish to preclude any applicant, an ideal candidate may bring one or more of the following:

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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.

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The Board is committed to best practice in governance and values robust discussion and collaborative decision making. The electricity industry is for ever interesting and changing posing opportunities and challenges for the company going forward.

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.

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If this is of interest and you’d like to know more, please contact Judy on 027 439 4325. Apply by emailing your CV and cover letter to by 9 June 2020.

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


Golden Bay weather forecast

2 Commercial Street, Takaka ꟾ Ph 525 7305

Valid from Friday 22 until Tuesday 26 May Friday: Westerlies near Farewell, dying away. Fine and briefly mild early afternoon. Saturday: Light winds. Fine weather. Cold early then becoming mild for a time. Sunday: Northerlies developing. Fine, although high cloud increasing later. Monday: Northeasterlies. Cloud thickening and rain developing. Tuesday: Northeasterlies tending easterly. Rain at first, then easing and becoming scattered. Sollys Contractors are proud sponsors of this weather forecast. Enquiries phone: 03 525 9843 Disclaimer: This forecast is a personal interpretation complied from public information provided by NZ Metservice and other public sources. It is a local forecast and no liability is implied or accepted.


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

Ph: (03) 525 8800

Ref: GB3760

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136 Tangmere Road, Rototai $1.3m + GST if any Loaded with potential for a new owner! Currently run as an organic orchard. Call me for a closer look. Home + income = great lifestyle!

41 Pohara Valley Road $619,995 Close to the beach on 3550m2 Call me if you’re looking to buy in this awesome community.

181 Takaka-Collingwood Highway Asking offers over $950,000 + GST if any for this impressive 13.69ha property, including substantial home. Just a few minutes out of town.

James Mackay (Licensed Agent & Principal REAA 2008, B.Com) 027 359 0892 or Belinda’s approach to the sale was very professional. She was very informative of what was involved. Belinda has a vast knowledge of the Bay and was very caring and considerate in supporting us. We believe Belinda went above and beyond what was required of her as a licensed real estate agent and we would gladly recommend her. Glynn Rogers - Vendor Sunbelt Crescent

We found Belinda to be open, objective and professional whilst also being warm, friendly and not pushy. Belinda was a good communicator, timely, accurate and open. She kept us well informed throughout the process both verbally and in written form. Belinda was respectful of our wishes and in her dealings with us. She was also patient, honest and gave clear feedback. We strongly recommend her. Sean Weaver & Jo Campbell - Vendors Central Takaka

Belinda J Barnes (Licensed Sales Consultant REAA 2008) 021 236 2840 or I’m in my 16th year with Golden Bay First National & here to help with your next property transaction, whether it be buying or selling. I offer a free property video with each new listing & some creative marketing options so don’t delay as I welcome your enquiry. Follow my work Facebook page to keep up with what’s happening daily!! (Sarah-Jane Brown Licensed Salesperson) “Committed to Great Service & Honest, Reliable Communication”

246 East Takaka Road Deadline Sale: 2pm TODAY!

Marketed & viewed in very challenging times but that’s all part of the fun!

Sarah-Jane Brown (Licensed Sales Consultant REAA 2008) 0274 222 577 or TATA MAGIC!

12 Peninsula Road, Tata Beach Price By Negotiation Want to wake up to this vista in the morning? Architecturally, refurbished holiday home & “state of the art” tree-house + 2 yurts, sleeps up to 18 family or friends. An opportunity for good rental income? Hot tubs, pizza oven & deck to the beach esplanade make this a perfect place for entertaining. Magical evenings & glorious sunsets… Ref: GB3778 4+ beds, 2 baths, 1 garage, 1 living VIEWINGS ALLOWED AT LEVEL 2 so call me.

Annie Telford (Licensed Sales Consultant REAA 2008) 027 249 1408 or IMAGINE THIS …….

656 East Takaka Road, East Takaka Asking price $1,175,000 Not one, but TWO very comfortable and private dwellings less than a ten minute drive from Takaka Township. Income opportunities from the land including fruit and nut crops. This 3.9ha lifestyle property makes so much sense if you’re wanting to live off the land! The location is magical and you won’t have to drive for hours to get there! You’ll love it and so will your extended family. Call me for further details and a closer look! Ref: GB3768

Paul McConnon (Licensed Sales Consultant REAA 2008) 0275 042 872 or 727 COLLINGWOOD BAINHAM MAIN ROAD LISTED & SOLD BY JAMES ANOTHER LOCKDOWN SUCCESS STORY! James Mackay 027 359 0892 or

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