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Perfect balance: Members of the Hack Vaulties troupe perform at the Boys’ and Girls’ Agricultural Show. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

Fine weather, a large crowd, and plenty to do and see combined in a summer carnival atmosphere at Saturday’s Boys & Girls Agricultural Show. On the day, Tak ak a’s Rec Park was transformed from a rugby pitch into an activity-packed showground where people mingled with pets and farm animals. At one end of the field, energetic youngsters scaled a climbing wall and slid down an inflatable slide, while at the other, a collection of trade stands provided information, entertainment, and sustenance. Being late spring, it was the sort of day when coffee and snowcones went down equally well. Horses and ponies were the first animals to perform – along with their riders. Judges Richelle Riley and Marie Pirie cast their expert eyes over turnout, pace and manners. As 14-year-old Natalie Iorns trotted her mare Blackie in the background, Marie explained, “We’re looking at how they move and whether are they relaxed and listening to the riders.” Attention then turned to the dogs parading

around the small show-ring. Pets of many shapes, sizes and colours were led by their handlers, although, in a few cases, it appeared to be the other way around. Just missing out on the top spot, young Issac Otten picked up a second prize for Spud, his four-month-old kelpie cross, and seemed simultaneously proud and a bit disappointed. Entries in the sheep, goat and calf competitions were surprisingly limited to one of each, but, as they say, “You’ve got to be in it to win it”. Nine-year-old Kayla Rose took the rosette for Milly the goat, 11-year-old Naomi Watson did likewise for her lamb Bo-peep; and nine-year-old Ashley Iorns could start celebrating her Wednesday birthday early thanks to her well-turned out calf. Away from the show-ring, other children were busy having their faces painted by Shanti Spoentjes, or watching Tess the Clown twist balloons into all sorts of shapes. Some were even having a go at putting out an imaginary fire using the Takaka Fire Brigade’s hose. As the morning drew on, the Hack Vaulties began their acrobatic routine on the back of

Brown Acre – the large Clydesdale horse that is a key member of the troupe. To a soundtrack from Queen, and loud applause from the many spectators, the leotard-clad girls mounted the moving horse, demonstrating their impressive sense of timing and balance. Following the Vaulties’ final dismount, the audience then saddled up to watch Golden Bay On Stage, which feature talented young performers from across the Bay. Co-organiser Abbie Langford was clearly pleased with the event. “It was a fantastic day at the show - so awesome to see everyone up there, enjoying themselves... everywhere I looked there were smiling, laughing people.” Paying tribute to supporters she said she was already exploring how to expand and improve show day. “The team of Abbie, Tash, and Jenny would like to say a massive thank you to our community for supporting this day. We couldn’t do it without you. We are already planning for next year, and would love to hear any ideas or suggestions that people have.” More photos pages 8 and 9

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The Local Government Commission this week announced that it will not proceed with the establishment of a local board for Golden Bay or elsewhere in Tasman District. Reacting to the news, the Golden Bay Local Board Working Group (GBLBWG), which submitted the application for a local board to the Commission in 2018, expressed its disappointment, with secretary Tony Lawton describing the decision as “a significant missed opportunity for this community”. Tasman District Council, which officially took a neutral stance on the issue, appeared significantly more upbeat. “While the full report has yet to be seen and examined, the meeting held between the Commission, Council, Community Board and the applicants shortly after the initial deliberations gave the Commission further confidence the issues behind the original application could be resolved within the current structure,“ explained Tasman mayor Tim King. In announcing its decision, Commission chair Brendan Duffy said, while the Commission had identified a number of potential benefits from local boards, it was also required to consider the scale of these benefits and the likelihood of them being realised. Tony said the GBLBWG understood the factors that led to the Commission’s decision. “Mixed views from our community following TDC’s inflated potential costs and general opposition, an indecisive response from our community board, combined with legislative restrictions on what the LGC can force upon unwilling councils, are all factors, we believe, in our application being declined.” But he remained adamant that changes in local governance were required. “Until all communities across the Tasman district can move together towards communitylevel decision-making, along with the associated changes in TDC’s decisionsupport processes to efficiently enable this, we are unlikely to see local boards and community-level democracy in our region.” It’s just over two years since the Commission received an application from the GBLBWG seeking the establishment of a local board to replace the existing Golden Bay Community Board. In the intervening period, the commission has followed a lengthy statutory process that included a call for alternative applications, the release of a position paper, ... Continued on page 5

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The recent launch at Take Note Takaka of Ray Salisbury’s richly illustrated book, Tableland, brought out the expected following of avid trampers, Department of Conservation (DOC) rangers and lovers of the outback. As a writer, photographer and graphic designer, and an explorer of the back country of New Zealand for over 40 years, Ray’s quest to document this unique area has finally come to fruition. The design, writing and photography for Tableland has taken him the most part of two years, but he has been thinking about and planning it for the past 15. The tableland referred to is the high tussock plateau behind Mount Arthur, the adjacent Cobb Valley, and the extended ranges beyond. “This is my favourite corner of the country,” Ray confessed. His book doesn’t focus on wildlife, plants or rocks of the area but instead covers 200 years of social history brimming with colourful characters, and tales of intrepid exploration. This social history also uniquely reflects Ray’s own family history, from as far back as early settlement to now. It records the trials and tribulations of his great, great grandfather John Park Salisbury, the first original Motueka Valley pioneer arriving in 1863, to Ray’s shared joys in tramping the wild trails with his father—which he then passed on to his own family. Stories of discovery abound, from times of Ray’s forefathers living in the Graham Valley and grazing the higher tussock land; finding gold in the 1860s, starting a gold rush that attracting other “mining misfits scratching for gold”; Bishop Suter’s tableland tour in 1880; and the enthusiastic building of the first public huts in the 1920s. It includes the 40 years of the Chaffeys’ love story and isolated existence in these mountains, the building of the Cobb Dam hydro scheme, asbestos mining, the “glory days of Ray Salisbury, author of the new book Tableland at his book launch hunting” and the “legendary effort of Forest Rangers.” Other at Take Note Takaka. Photo: Anita Peters. chapters in the book cover topics such as Search and Rescue, conservation, caving and recent hut restoration by DOC and beauty that remains unspoilt, despite the diversity of land use community groups. it has undergone and the attempts by many to tame it. Tableland is a richly illustrated 200-page book bursting with Tableland is available at www.pottonandburton.co.nz, spectacular photographs, maps and diagrams, and historical https://www.tableland.nz/ and at Take Note Takaka. tales of exploration. It is a testimony to a place of extraordinary

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Affordable housing: An example of a two-bedroom kitset which may help solve the Bay’s housing crisis. Photo: Supplied. JO RICHARDS

The results are now available from two online surveys designed to collect quantitative data on Golden Bay’s lack of affordable housing. Chris Bennett, who conducted the research, published his findings, along with a proposal to address the problem, in the report, Concept Proposal: Golden Bay/Mohua Community Housing Project. Survey results The report shows that the preliminary findings, published in last week’s GB Weekly (GBW, 13/11), have been strengthened by additional responses that confirm the growing crisis. Full analysis of the data can be found in the report, but key points are listed in the box below. The difficulties experienced by would-be homeowners or tenants are the effects of numerous underlying causes related to social trends, financial markets, Government policy and council regulations. But the key proximate cause is the imbalance between supply and demand, which is fuelling everescalating purchase and rental costs – made more unaffordable by the Bay’s “sunshine wages”. Supply + demand = unaffordable In his report, Chris identifies population growth and holiday home ownership as key drivers of demand. Census data, for example, shows that between 2006 and 2013, there was a 41 per cent increase in the Bay’s population, but only an 8 per cent increase in the total number of houses. The latest census reported that the number of unoccupied dwellings grew from 807 in 2006 to 1014 in 2018. On the other side of the equation, supply is being limited by the availability of housing land and the rate of housing construction. There are very few residential sections that have not already been built on – and when they are, developers tend to opt for large, expensive houses that maximise capital returns. The outlook doesn’t look encouraging either. Using its population projections, Tasman District Council (TDC) sees little or no growth for Takaka, so argues against making any more land available in the town. This contradicts the feedback from the survey respondents, who indicated a high demand for housing in Takaka. For many prospective tenants and buyers, these factors add up to a lack of affordable housing options. Real estate data from the last 12 months shows that the average price of the 58 houses sold in Golden Bay was $581,528, way above the maximum $300,000 indicated by around 40 per cent of the survey respondents. Long-term tenancy is also unviable for many respondents, one-third of whom could only afford a rent below $250/week. Chris believes the only way to increase the supply of affordable rental and rent-to-own housing in Golden Bay is to set affordability targets of $250/week for rentals and around $350/week for purchase. And in order to achieve that, a new housing model is required.

A new housing model The housing model essentially works backwards from the affordability targets, factoring in costs of ownership such as rates, insurance, repairs, and renovations. From his calculations, Chris concludes that the affordability criteria can only be met if the following conditions apply: • The total house build cost, including development charges, power, water, etc, is around $150,000 • The land occupancy licence cost is below $100/week • There is a sufficiently long period to amortize the cost of the house purchase While the model takes a novel approach, it will need to be compatible with the existing regulatory framework. It is proposed to lease rather than purchase land, using an occupancy licence to pay land owners for the right to site the houses on their land. Single houses could be sited on existing properties as a “secondary minor dwelling” under TDC rules, and later on, multiple houses on single titles on larger sections of land. When it comes to finding the money, Chris proposes a community-owned housing scheme, in which a trust obtains finance, then constructs and rents the houses on long-term secure tenure, with rent-to-own as an option. Project finance will be provided using a “Community Bond” to raise funds from local investors. Chris says that $250,000 has already been promised towards the estimated $1 million cost for the first of three project phases. Phase 1, “Proof-of-Concept”, is about confirming the actual cost of constructing six different houses by going through the entire process, from arranging finance, selecting houses, consenting, construction and provision of services. Phase 2, “Secondary Minor Dwellings”, will see the programme rolled out with individual houses constructed as secondary minor dwellings using occupancy licenses for the land access. And in Phase 3, “Ownership/Rent-to-Own”, the project will work with TDC to facilitate the siting of multiple dwellings on a single title, and construction of appropriate houses in Takaka. The dwellings – individual homes, not co-housing – are envisaged as small 60m2, two-bedroom, transportable houses with an all up cost of $150,000. The report identifies a number of existing, compliant kitset and modular houses which have the potential to meet the target price. A location candidate for the first Phase 1 homes – a pair of pensioner houses – has already been identified on the paved area to the rear of existing pensioner flats at the former ambulance station entrance to Edinburgh Street. The community housing project is an ambitious undertaking – and the risks and mitigation measures tabulated in the report highlight potential pitfalls. Yet Chris is optimistic that, now a way out of the crisis has been identified, all that’s required is the will of the parties to succeed. The full report, Concept Proposal: Golden Bay/Mohua Community Housing Project is available at: www.tinyurl.com/gb-housing-report

GOLDEN BAY HOUSING SURVEY: KEY POINTS • There is a significant unmet demand for affordable housing to rent and buy • Only 7% of respondents to our housing survey can afford the price of an average house • This affects workers, pensioners and beneficiaries, singles and families • Many people are living (or have lived) in non-compliant arrangements • Many renters are vulnerable, being exploited, and paying unaffordable rents • MSD has no social housing for eligible people, and the housing supplement is insufficient • There is major insecurity of tenure, particular over summer, and people are forced to move frequently • Employers are having difficulties because their workers cannot find accommodation THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2020

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Helping India’s under-privileged

We are having two visiting speakers to talk about the work among the under-privileged in India. This is a voluntary charity that helps with providing hospitals, work, health and accommodation for many people. The women make beautiful hand-made items (cushions, aprons, bookmarks, oven mitts etc) that will be available for purchase. All proceeds go back to these women to continue making more products. We will be meeting at 7pm on Thursday 26 November at Takaka Christian Assembly, 16 Motupipi Street. A VISA machine will be available on site but cash is fine also. Get some beautiful Christmas gifts early. This evening is free for all. Supper provided. Takaka Christian Assembly

Council credit rating

I’m sure we all read the front page article “TDC credit rating drops“ (GBW 13/11). We, the ratepayers and residents of the Tasman District, are to blame for this. Ever since I arrived here in 2006 I have witnessed the representation of our wants and needs being ignored. When we speak up our voices are suppressed. Our elected representatives failed to stand up and demand open and transparent governance. I witnessed the grandstand issue and how the supporters were challenged by TDC. I witnessed Mayor Kempthorne say he would not support the Waimea Dam if it cost more than $50m. I witnessed 14 years of a small group of businessmen keep pushing for it to be built. I witnessed large groups of ratepayers protesting. I witnessed the request for a referendum turned down by Mayor Kempthorne. I read, in depth, both the reports by Murray Dawson and John Robinson. Their detailed work would convince any person, who was not a rocket scientist, that this dam was not a viable investment. I witnessed two elected councillors Paul Sangster and Sue Brown who could have stopped it, change their minds “for and against “ twice. S&P Global say “TDC’s largest source of secure revenue is property rates and can be easily adjusted”. Wait for the announcement: “We are due for a substantial rate increase”. The future of this dam is being debated behind closed doors as I write. TDC will make an announcement soon. Reg Turner

CCTV cameras: who decides?

Could somebody please explain how the Community Board (which as I understand it is a powerless entity) has the authority to impose CCTV surveillance on us. If it does not have the authority, then who really made the decision, with what legality, and what is the statutory mechanism for challenging it? In the interests of democratic accountability we should be told who voted for and against it on the Board, and who actually took the final legal decision. Steve Penny

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On the subject of security cameras in Takaka, there is a theme in letters and submissions that “we do not have a big issue with vandalism” (GBW letters 13/11). This is not correct. Nelmac continually and quietly repair the results of ongoing vandalism. Two examples are a bike stand which was ripped out of the concrete and took a lot of work to replace, and the repeated destruction of the seagulls at the playground. This ongoing problem, contrary to the belief of many, is an important factor in the debate about security cameras. Celia Butler, TDC councillor

Cannabis: Yes, but...

I voted “yes” in the cannabis referendum mostly because of my contention that one can’t continue putting in effort and treasure in order to keep fools from themselves. I have limited space here so I’ll address just one aspect of the dope imbibing issue - the reasons for imbibing the stuff in the first place. Advocates like Rebecca Reider and Victoria Davis and their ilk always miss a salient point. Users use to get high! Alcohol is often negatively mentioned as a comparison and yes, when it is abused by the dumb and the irresponsible then it causes damage. But most of us don’t sit around consuming alcohol for the express purpose of getting drunk. Achieving an effect is not the goal. The pleasure of the taste, the thirst quenching and the social interaction are the reasons that count. Conversely, can you really believe that the lone smoker, or he in his tight little group, having had a few drags with absolutely no effect, will then say, “That was great but that’s enough for me. I’m good?” Using alcohol as a scapegoat is like saying, “People kill themselves and others with machetes and knives and such so let’s give them swords. Or guns!” Larry Petterson

Golden Bay Orchestra concert

What wonderful support our concert received last Sunday. There was standing room only in Kotinga Hall, and we received many glowing comments afterwards. It was particularly heartwarming to have several school students playing solo, duets and along with the orchestra - the backbone of the future orchestra, and carrying on the wonderful orchestral tradition in the Bay. The concert had plenty of variety - a solo, duets, a string group, and the full orchestra with three different conductors taking turns. Considering the orchestra had a break during the Covid-19 lockdown, it managed to pull together a lovely programme of classical and modern pieces. The orchestra could always do with more players, so if you would like to join our group please come along to the GBHS music room, Tuesday 7pm, or phone me, the secretary, on 027 747 8255. Robin Keown

Environment plan

Tasman District Council is in the early stages of creating a new management plan for Tasman District Aorere ki uta Aoreri ki tai – the Tasman Environment Plan. Council will use to govern our district, on our behalf. You have the opportunity to contribute to a vision of the future and highlight what are priorities from your perspective. Please don’t leave it to vested interests to have the loudest voice on issues that will have a profound effect on us all. The community needs your participation in democracy. Don’t leave the future to others to decide for you – we can all see where that has led. Protecting our environment protects our future. While jobs, housing, exports and tourism are important, the economy relies on the environment. Let’s ensure that we don’t steal the future of the next generation. You can read about the plan themes and make comments, just search for Tasman Environment Plan and you can contribute to the map – your children have a stake in the future, ask them what they’d like to add to the map in the section “Your Place on the Map”. You have until 11 December to add to this map at https://environmentplan.tasman.govt.nz/your-place. This is an easy and interactive way for you and your whanau to participate and identify what you love about your locality. Rosemary Callaghan

Waimea Dam Covid costs

The latest news on the Waimea Dam sends signals of yet more increased costs due to the geology of the site. The Covid-19 costs of $13m sound whimsical based on the average weekly spend profile of the dam which is running about $1m a week. The five weeks of lockdown halts construction. The costs (and budget) would shift forward five weeks. The only unbudgeted costs incurred for the five weeks of shutdown would be the fixed costs the contractor can’t claim from the Government. Taylor Construction and Fulton Hogan during the first phase of Covid-19 subsidy payments claimed around $155,000 and $3.4m respectively. One would assume that Waimea Water Limited (WWL) also applied for the Covid wage subsidy. Any costs due to requirements at level 3 on site would be a small per cent on top of the $1m weekly cost. So where $13m comes from I don’t know. It should be much less than $5m. WWL refuse to provide a breakdown of the $13m via LGOIMA due to the usual excuse of “commercial sensitivity”. It is also quite amazing that despite WWL CEO Mike Scott being responsible for budget monitoring and contract negotiation he has not yet finalised the Covid costs. This is sixand-a-half months after return to work. Despite Mike Scott’s insistence that the Covid costs are $13m, his latest presentation to TDC still had $129.4m as the final price. I get it to be $142.4m. Can’t Mike manage this basic addition, or doesn’t he believe his own Covid cost? Louise Coleman


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“NO” TO LOCAL BOARD Continued from page 1 ...the adoption of an investigation process document, and an invitation for submissions and the subsequent public hearings. Last month the Commission formally received all 587 submissions, breaking down the feedback to show that 371 were supportive of a Golden Bay local board (117) and/or boards elsewhere in the Tasman District (254); 203 were in favour of retaining existing arrangements, and; 11 did not indicate a preference. Of the 324 submissions received from Golden Bay, 166 supported a Golden Bay local board and/or local boards elsewhere, while 149 favoured existing arrangements, and 9 indicated no preference. Numerous submitters pointed out that many of the benefits of more local decision-making in the Bay could potentially be achieved by the existing Golden Bay Community Board. For this to happen, however, Brendan said there needed to be commitments by the parties concerned. He also said the Commission believed that the, at times, tense relationship between Golden Bay and TDC, needed to be addressed further. Brendan added that the Commission had listened carefully to the views of all submitters and subsequently met with the key parties. As a result, he said, the Commission was confident there was the necessary commitment to address the issues which were behind the original application, and “…hopes to meet with the relevant parties to discuss a basis for determining appropriate local decision-making in Golden Bay on an ongoing basis.” Council was keen to engage in such a process, said Tim. “Tasman District Council is welcoming the opportunity to continue the current positive relationship with the Golden Bay Community Board…” Tony paid tribute to the LGC and explained that the GBLBWG would continue to advocate for delegated governance. “We would like to acknowledge the diligence and sincerity shown by the LGC during its investigation, and we are fully supportive of its ongoing commitment to work with TDC to provide delegations to our existing community board so that Golden Bay people can have a say in how their community is governed.” The Commission’s full decision is available at www.lgc. govt.nz



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As reported in last week’s GB Weekly, at the recent Golden Bay Community Board meeting the board resolved to fund the installation of a closed circuit TV camera system in Commercial Street, Takaka. The decision was made following a public feedback period during which a total of 133 submissions, either in favour or against the proposal, were received. “The Board acknowledges the wide range of feedback received, and notes a number of recurring concerns,” says board chair Abbie Langford. She explains that the cost of the project has been acknowledged by the board, however it considers the community benefits of camera installation outweigh the financial costs, especially considering that ongoing expenses will be met by the camera’s owners – the New Zealand Police. Privacy concerns were ranked highly among community feedback, however the board argues that the cameras will be located in public spaces where an individual’s right to privacy cannot be assumed. A specific concern related to facial recognition software but this technology is not part of the proposed installation. “The proposed system does not include automated facial recognition abilities,” explains Abbie, who says the board made its decision following thorough deliberation. “The community raised some valid concerns which the board addressed throughout the process. The board had a lot of robust discussions and is happy with the decision to proceed with the CCTV camera installation which will provide protection for people and property in Takaka.” The full feedback document is available to view in the board’s most recent minutes.

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Teams compete in big bowling day

BRIDGE 4 November. Patons Rock individual: N/S: E Bradshaw/M McKellar 60.85%, J Edmondson/R McDonald 56.42%, A Telford/P Wood 54.86%; E/W: L Godden/H Curtis 59.14%, P Panzeri/T Packard 57.23%, P Taylor/J Morgan 50.72%; h/cap: N/S: A Telford/P Wood 66.81%, J Edmondson/R McDonald 64.92%, E Bradshaw/M McKellar 64.30%; E/W: P Panzeri/T Packard 66.73%, P Taylor/J Morgan 63.32%, L Godden/H Curtis 61.59%. 11 November. Championship pairs: N/S: K Vanderstruys/L Scurr 57.94%, E Bradshaw/C Furness 55.16%, H Curtis/H Taylor 53.97%; E/W: J Cooper/M Bell 65.28%, L Godden/B Burdett 60.76%, S Van Wijngaarden/J Edmondson 52.43%, M McKellar/T Packard 52.43%; h/cap: N/S: K Vanderstruys/L Scurr 65.64%, E Bradshaw/C Furness 62.26%, H Curtis/H Taylor 61.92%; E/W: J Cooper/M Bell 73.28%, L Godden/B Burdett 64.51%, S Van Wijngaarden/J Edmondson 57.63%. GOLF 10 November. 4th Woods Stableford: S Rosser. Closest to pins :3/12 F Shearer. 11 November. Stableford: G Little 40, J Solly 34, M Fisher 34. Closest to pins: 3/12 J Garner, 4/13 G. Little, 8/17 J Solly, 9/18 S Kerr. 12 November. Played at Takaka, Old Hickory - Inter club team Stableford: Takaka Team won with 133 stb. 14 November. Bingo,Bango, Bongo + Birdie: B Win 23, R Heuvel 22, L Trent 21. Closest to pins: 3/12 G Bradley, 4/13 L Trent, 8/17 R Davis, 9/18 J Garner. Twos: R Heuvel, L Trent, GBradley, R Westrupp, W Collie, R Davis, N Moore. Two: L Trent, 7. Competition results. Matchplay pairs: N Moore and G Little, 1; W Collie and G Bradley, 2. Hay Cup: N Moore, 1; R Dyce and J Garner, 2=. Tui Cup: J Garner, 1; R Dyce, 2.

Takaka Bowling Club hosted a tournament of 10 teams from the Bay and over the Hill, in a Nelson Centre Fours qualifying day last Saturday. The Pohara team of Graham Crawford, Murray Foskett, Selwyn Kotua and G Richards successfully reached the post section play in Wakefield on Sunday, narrowly losing their game by three. Graham Crawford has been picked to play in a 20-man Nelson squad against Marlborough, West Coast and Buller on 28 November in Murchison.

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The Onetahua Mana crew, from left, Peter Brasell, Karuna Connable, Selwyn Farr, Ute Kleine, Rory Jelf, and (not shown) CJ Webster. Photo: Submitted.

Golden Bay waka ama paddlers did the bay proud last weekend, with three out of four teams entered in the 20th anniversary Waka Te Tasman regatta at Kaiteriteri, taking out the top three places in their race event. With a record turnout of 199 paddlers from all around the country competing, and a big turnout from Onetahua Waka Ama Club (OWAC), it was a great result in this annual event hosted by the Motueka Waka Ama Club. In the OC2 10km Open Men event, the Mohua Mana duo of Selwyn Farr and Rory Jelf took out second place in a strong field.Of the two crews in the W6 22km Open Mixed event, Onetahua Mana stormed across the finish line for third place and the Mohua Mavericks finished strong in the field. Mohua Magic first-timers team were very happy with their second place in the W6 10 km Novice Mixed race. Interested in paddling? We are looking for a few more good strong young men to give waka ama a go. Email onetahuawaka@gmail.com to come along for a test paddle from Tarakohe or Parapara.

Patchwork and Quilters Guild pass on raffle money raised at their Labour weekend exhibition to Golden Bay’s LandSAR crew. Photo: Submitted.

Golden Bay Patchwork and Quilters Guild is helping Local Search and Rescue personnel get kitted out with the latest outdoor gear. Last Wednesday at the St John rooms at the Rec Park, the Guild handed over a cheque for $4500 – a record total for the group – to Golden Bay’s LandSAR crew, who had gathered there for one of their regular training sessions. The funds were raised through raffle ticket sales - primarily at the Guild’s Labour weekend quilt exhibition held in Collingwood. Barbara Osborne from Kaiapoi was the raffle winner. Guild member Jenny Treloar said she was “thrilled to bits” and explained that the cash was being spent on top-of-the-range vests for the SAR volunteers. She acknowledged the donations made by the public, some of whom she said handed over cash without asking for a ticket in return. “A lot of people in Golden Bay were very generous.”


No. 511


Previous solution - Medium

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Tasman District Council is trialling a range of temporary changes, developed in partnership with the community, to improve safety at a key Takaka intersection. Earlier this year, TDC received funding from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to run two Innovating Streets for People trial projects – one in Takaka and one in Richmond. Takaka – Rototai Road/Meihana Street intersection Over the past few months, the council has been talking to the community to fully understand the concerns and gather ideas about this intersection – including an online survey, community drop-in session at the Takaka Library and a workshop with Golden Bay High School students. Most people were concerned about children’s safety crossing Meihana Street and Rototai Road before and after school. Many also pointed out that the complex intersection design is dangerous for cyclists. Students were concerned about the quality of the footpath and felt the area around the school was boring and unattractive. As a result, TDC will be trialling the following temporary changes, starting in early 2021. These include: • Zebra crossing on a temporary raised platform across Meihana Street.

• Reduced speed limit of 30kmph and speed humps. • Close off the one-way link road between Meihana and Commercial Streets (left turn slip lane). The tight left turn at Meihana/Commercial Streets will be eased by moving the kerb and street light (this work should happen by the end of this year in preparation for the trial to start in early 2021). • Better define footpaths with colourful bollards and provide an alternative footpath for students through school grounds. • Add some tables and seating, shade and colourful artwork on the road between two reserves to make the areas more attractive. The trial will run for several months. TDC will then seek feedback from the Golden Bay community before deciding which, if any, of the changes should remain in place long-term. Innovating Streets for People recognises that, for many people, the way they used and thought about their streets changed during the Covid-19 lockdown. They enjoyed playing, cycling and walking safely. The streets became a part of the community space, not just a way to get around. The aim of the fund is to support communities to shape their towns and streets in ways that allow more people to move around safely and create interesting spaces for people to enjoy.

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What’s on your birthday wish list? How about $10,000? For Takaka’s Joanne Coleman, wishes do come true; on Wednesday she picked up a rather large – and heavy – cheque for that sum, courtesy of Hammer Hardware. Joanne is the South Island winner of the company’s annual “Birthday” promotion and received her prize at the Takaka store, where managers Gavin and Tarnae Palmer, and national boss Andre Botes, had arranged a get-together for Joanne and her friends and family. Chatting over prize winning sausage rolls from the School Shop, and a selection of cakes, Joanne pulled out her winning ticket - a till receipt dated 26 October which shows she bought a bath mat, a toilet mat and a bucket – all for a total of $60.89. “I’ve just moved house, so I needed a few things,” said Joanne. She explains that she received the news of the birthday promotion win via

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Hammer Hardware Takaka managers Tarnae and Gavin Palmer, far left and right, along with national boss Andre Botes present Joanne Coleman with her $10,000 prize. Photo: Jo Richards.

a phone call on her own birthday. “I couldn’t believe it.” And Joanne got another pleasant surprise when she visited the Takaka store. “She thought she had won $2,000 but I told her, no, it was $10,000,” said Gavin, who says he is “really happy for her”.


Andre clearly enjoys giving away prizes and was especially pleased that it was to “a local”. As the outsized cheque was presented to her, Joanne, said the big return on her modest investment was heading for the bank but would soon be put to good use. “I have a daughter who will help me spend it.”

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Caring for the terminally ill and their families at no cost. We are part of a caring community that looks after its most vulnerable members. WE NEED THE COMMUNITY’S ONGOING SUPPORT Ways you can support #yourhospice this holiday season: • Donate quality household goods to a Hospice Shop in Nelson, Richmond, Motueka or Takaka • Shop at a Hospice shop for your Christmas gifts • Make a donation or sign up to become a volunteer: www.nelsonhospice.org.nz Trees of Remembrance Make a donation and place a message in memory of a loved one on a Christmas Tree: • • • • • •

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Parapara resident Ing-Marie Shallcrass embraces all her beachside property has to offer to create a tantalising array of healing body balms and butters. These are made with wild weeds, herbs and native plants. And inspired by the tiny white five-petalled flowers of the humble chickweed, Stellaria media (from Latin stella, stellar - star), Ing-Marie ensures each of her products has a star ingredient. Originally from Sweden, Ing-Marie has now lived in New Zealand for 30 years and has raised three children with her husband and harvest-helper, Tony. She and her sister-in-law created and ran Global Soaps, a successful soap making business based in Nelson, for 22 years. Following a two-year break after selling that business, IngMarie undertook training in Rongoā Māori, the traditional healing system of Māori, which encompasses herbal remedies, physical therapies and spiritual healing. She aims to incorporate more native plants into her products, “because they are so unique, the plants we have here.” Studying their healing properties, and learning the correct protocol in their care and environment is something she is avid about. She intends to learn more and further her understanding by taking up Te Reo Māori classes. Ing-Marie also gained a Certificate in Phyto-farming recently, having attended a full year of workshops at Phyto-farm Herbal Learning Garden in Little River. This herbal apprenticeship helped her learn how to grow and care for plants, harvest and dry them, take bark from a tree without damaging it, and much more valuable information. It is important to Ing-Marie that she is hands-on throughout the whole process - from growing to preserving and processing - to achieve the highest-quality end result.

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For example, she uses koromiko in the baby balm as it is good for chafing, redness and healing. The night balm includes the bark of the raurekau (Coprosma grandifolia), which is used for its softening and healing properties. Chickweed balms and butters are available at Living Arts Gallery in Tukurua or via the Chickweed website below. To save freight charges, Ing-Marie is happy to drop off any orders in Takaka for locals. www.chickweed.nz https://www.facebook.com/chickweed.nz

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Students deep in concentration at the scrabble tournament held at the Motupipi Hall, thought to be the only one of its age group in the country. Photo: Anita Peters. ANITA PETERS

Twenty children from Motupipi, Central Takaka and Collingwood Primary schools gathered together last Friday to challenge each other in a Scrabble Tournament, currently thought to be the only in its age group in the country. Organiser Murray Rogers, a member and Expert-level player of the New Zealand Association of Scrabble Players, has been working with the children during the year in preparation for this special event, and was on hand with some adult helpers to supervise and check on spelling queries. The students were initially divided into two groups of 10, raising their hand if they needed a word checked that was challenged by their opponent. Each session (55 minutes) required intense concentration, but the atmosphere was still relaxed. “These are the kids the teachers felt should be extended,

and are also those who want to do it - the ones who are the keenest,” explained Murray. It’s clear that the students aren’t the only ones enjoying this challenging word game. Murray has been working with all three schools throughout the school year, teaching the children different exercises, which he says he loves. The children are then graded according to ability. “Everyone must play someone from a different school; it’s good exposure for them,” explained Murray. “The first game is not quite random, but the opponents are not so closely matched as they are in the following games. I think it’s really great that these kids are giving it a go, because it’s kind of a complex game. I’ve seen the improvements with the kids over the year as they catch on.” The winning placegetters were: A Grade : 1st Wirimu, 2nd George, 3rd Charlie; B Grade: 1st Kiva, 2nd Emma, 3rd Zac.

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In New Zealand, German and common wasps are readily identified because there are very few other insect species which look similar. From left: German wasp, Common wasp and Asian paper wasp - sometimes confused with German and common wasps. Images: Supplied. RONNIE SHORT

Discerning between wasp species in your home or garden may help in deciding on a course of action: extermination or rescue. John Eason, of Waspol NZ, collects German wasps and European paper wasps for export. They are source material for immunotherapy products used for desensitising people who are allergic. The German wasp’s face has a vertical black line (or dots) and their nest is gray. The common wasp’s face has a vertical black anchor-shaped mark, and their nest is brown. Both may set up in the eaves of your house, roof space, or an old log or hole in the ground. According to John, most wasps don’t go back to the same nest, but start anew every season. German wasps are the sole exception; their nests can go on for three to four years, if the winter has been mild and a fertilised queen resides within. “If wasps are seen flying around treetops at this time of year, that’s a sign of an over-wintered German wasp nest.” Common wasps are not as visible, as they hunt within the foliage. “At the moment,” says John, “any wasps seen will be all queens. They’re about a third larger than the normal wasp. They’ve come out of hibernation with a belly-load of eggs and they’re looking for somewhere to make a nest.” His advice is straight to the point, “Kill them…now is the time to get rid of wasps.” He advises using fly spray on any wasp you see. “Any nests being made now would, at best, be about the size of an orange – and they’d only have 40-50 workers,” explained John. “Once the nests are bigger and the eggs laid are turning into larvae, the female workers go out and find an insect or bit of fish or meat to take back. They don’t eat the meat themselves; the larvae eat it, then excrete sugars, which is what the adult female workers live on.” In autumn, males and queens are produced, and the queens leave the nest followed by the males, which can be seen flying around individual trees in large numbers, waiting for a queen to accept them. “That’s when everyone notices them,” John explained. “At the same time, all the larvae have hatched, so any workers left have no food – so they head inside, to the jam-makers! That is the end of the cycle, as slowly they all die off. The queens hibernate, fertilised and all ready to go again by next spring.”


In addition to German and common wasps, there are three varieties of paper wasps in New Zealand - Asian, European and Australian. They live on caterpillars, monarch butterflies and dragonflies. John said they also demolish the while butterfly, which perhaps redeems them a little. Asian paper wasps tend to nest in buildings and under eaves, but also in trees, plants and on fences. They build anew every year, beginning now and taking a long time to construct pear-sized nests. Foundresses (queens) may have been seen in the last month or so, on a warm day, searching for food. Paper wasps fly with their legs dangling, and are darker-coloured. “European paper wasps are a much more invasive species than the Asian variety,” stated John. They have two distinctive yellow dots on their back just below their heads. These are mainly building dwellers – under eaves, roofing iron; they will choose the hottest place. Unlike other varieties, they will go back to the same nest, getting a head start on their Asian cousins. “Paper wasps are not actually aggressive – nowhere near as much as the German or common wasps. You have to get really close to their nest before they’ll attack. They’re not very good flyers either, so they’ll fly down the back of your neck – then they might sting. “They are very temperature-sensitive. Anything under 15 degrees and they can’t fly, unless they have direct sun on them.” As for the dark-brown Australian paper wasps, John says there’s no need to worry as there are not many of them, so they’re not a problem. If people are worried and annoyed by paper wasps now, John advises noting where the nests are, then in the early morning use can of fly spray to exterminate them. He has found the European varieties particularly difficult: “They’re very smart, very clever… a whole bunch will fly away as soon as you get close; some may try to attack if you do it in the heat of the day. All the females can become queens—it only takes one to start a new nest.” John is available if people need help, but says he is not particularly interested in paper wasp nests at this time of year, as he needs more population in the nests and four to six nests to make a visit worthwhile. “We’re not exterminators nor pest controllers,” he stressed. He is available, however, if anyone has a problem they wish to discuss, at 020 4007 9983.


A tour of top wordsmiths is underway this November, with Arts on Tour NZ, across the nation. Poet Laureate of Aotearoa David Eggleton, the Kiwi Ranter, and the Welsh Kiwi storyteller, the former Bard of Christchurch on RNZ, Steve Thomas, are accompanied by master musician Richard Wallis. It is rumoured that the English artist Banksy might join the entourage, but as no-one knows who he is, it may be hard to identify him in the crowd. Say It With Flowers is a title inspired by the English artist Banksy’s famous wall image of a youthful masked flower thrower, flinging - not a Molotov cocktail, but a colourful bouquet of flowers, representing our common hopes for the peaceful resolution to the global issues of our time. “Say It with Flowers touches taboo subjects, such as politics, sport and religion with wit and topicality”, says one of the performers, Steve Thomas. Thursday 26 November, 7.30pm at the Mussel Inn. Tickets $10, on the door.

Dance collective performs

Dancers, from left, Areya Lee, Deva Baanvinger, Cora Flynn and Harmony Hewison with director Cynthia Lorrian.

Photo: Anita Peters.


Dance collective mohua’s director Cynthia Lorrian addressed the parents and friends of some of her performing arts students after their final rehearsal for this weekend’s big production, Colours. The annual event at the Pohara Hall, now in its third year, presents a colourful showcase of Golden Bay child and youth performances that includes music, dance, silks, theatre and song, brought together by the performing arts teachers, students and highly skilled production team of Golden Bay. Friday 20 November, 6pm; Saturday 21 November, 3pm and 6pm at the Pohara Hall. $5 door sales. www. dancecollectivemohua.co.nz


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Days for Girls alleviates period poverty

Debra Gibbs, from the Nelson Branch of Days for Girls, explains the aim of the organisation to turn “periods into pathways”. Photo: Anita Peters. ANITA PETERS

Debra Gibbs from Richmond Rotary recently gave an introductory talk at the Takaka Memorial Library outlining the work of an organisation called “Days for Girls.” Debra is team leader for the newly formed Nelson branch of this international voluntary movement, begun in 2008. It involves a worldwide network of charities and individuals committed to helping girls who are stigmatised and shamed by what they term “period poverty”. It focuses on providing “education, feminine hygiene kits, awareness and dignity to women in need”, aiming to turn “periods into pathways” and create income-generating opportunities. Worldwide and in New Zealand, statistics show that countless girls miss school, or work, or go without suitable products due to circumstance, unavailability or cost. Days for Girls founder and CEO Celeste Mergens discovered orphans in Nairobi secluded in their rooms and sitting on cardboard for several days each month, often going without food. The campaign helps girls to stay in school and so receive a better education, which in turn restores their dignity and purpose in life. There are 70,000 volunteers worldwide producing period kits for girls, containing everything required during menstruation. The kits include waterproof shields and absorbent liners designed to be washed and reused for three

years, plus underwear, soap and flannel and a menstruation chart. All fabrics are 100 per cent cotton, but the colourful prints must not represent images of animals, eyes, weapons or comic characters, or contain saffron colours that might cause cultural or religious offence. Education is a major focus of this organisation. Many girls in low socioeconomic communities struggle with hygiene and water shortages. Days for Girls provides clear diagrams and charts to assist local trainers instructing both girls and boys, not only on menstruation but also on contraception, pregnancy, self-defence and even modern-day sex-trafficking. Days for Girls also encourages enterprise, so that small sustainable businesses can sew up affordable and environmentally friendly period products which can then be purchased by the organisation for distribution to girls in need. Getting together to sew nurtures good community connections and teaches income-generating skills. The Nelson branch, consisting of dedicated people from older citizens to refugees, usually meets twice a week. This group alone has sewn and distributed around 1000 kits to India, Ghana, Zimbabwe and Cambodia, and to the Pacific to contribute towards Disaster Response. The Days for Girls organisation so far has reached over two million young women worldwide. Visit https://www.facebook.com/Days-for-Girls-Nelson-NZTeam-2005907672803108/



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Kia ora whanau, Takaka Police had the pleasure of joining our local volunteer fire brigades at the Takaka Fire Brigade Honours night recently. It’s great to see these individuals and their employers and families receiving the recognition they deserve. Ka tino whakanui ahau ki a koe. You may have noticed an increased road policing presence in Mohua. Rest assured, we always breath test every vehicle we stop, regardless of the time of day or night. We are concentrating on what we term “RIDS” offences, the driving behaviour that leads to the most harm and carnage on our roads. Restraints, Impairment, Distractions and Speed. Hopefully we are making a difference and getting people to think about their safety. We will be concentrating on drivers not stopping at stop signs over the next few weeks. Expect to see us at intersections such as Richmond Road, Rototai Road, Motupipi Street and Central Takaka Road. A couple of utes have left the road over the last week. One on the Takaka Hill and one in Onekaka. Please be mindful of tiredness when driving. Stop and have a snooze if you need to. The owners need to recover their vehicles and make contact with land-owners to avoid Police knocking on their doors. If you have found a large metal safe key, please hand it into police – or drop it in our drop box in the front door. Put your name on it and the owner will be able to thank you. 11 November: A burglary was reported out west. Police have a suspect and a prosecution is inevitable. 14-15 November: Over the weekend more senseless disorder occurred in Takaka township. A childs scooter was broken, a spotlight in the gardens by the toilets was smashed, and both toilet floors were defecated on. 15 November: Police and the harbourmaster responded to a family whose boat was swamped and washed up on a beach in Wainui Bay. Nobody was injured. 15 November: A 21-year-old Nelson female had her car impounded and has been summonsed to court for driving whilst disqualified. 17 November: A large quantity of clothing and other personal items was reported dumped near Canaan Road. Police have located the owner whose car was recently stolen with the items inside. Police are expecting a busy summer with lots of visitors - both good ones and bad ones. Please take some time to consider your security. Lock up your homes and vehicles when out and about. Don’t make it easy for these offenders. Report anything suspicious. Know where your kids are and who they are with. Have discussions about drink and drug taking. Don’t condone or enable it. Stay safe out there.

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PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui AL-ANON: Are you affected by someone else’s drinking? Weekly meetings, 1.30pm Monday at the Catholic Hall. All welcome. Ph 0508 425 2666. A&P Show schedule accidentally omitted - Home Crafts Class 3 Tea Cosy - 1st prize $20 voucher donated by Choco Loco. OLD School Café closed, reopening Thursday 26 November. NEED help writing your personal or family story? Contact Charlotte Squire and her team for help with all aspects of writing and publishing. Ph 027 525 7455, charlottesquirecoms@ gmail.com

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Duncan McKenzie’s saleyards – Takaka Commencing at 1pm

We will offer: 160 Friesian Bull Calves 60 Hereford x Bull Calves 30 Angus x Bull Calves 20 Ayreshire Bull Calves 15 Hereford x Steer Calves 30 Hereford x Heifer Calves 35 Angus x Heifer Calves 10 Galloway x Heifer Calves 12 Jersey x M/S Calves 20 Friesian x AB Calves 6 Hereford x AB Steer Calves 5 Angus x AB Steer Calves 60 Friesian Yearling Bulls 30 Hereford Friesian x Yearling Steers 20 Hereford Friesian x Yearling Heifers 10 Murray Grey x Yearling Steers 5 Angus x Yearling Steers 2 Shorthorn Yearling Heifers 2 Murray Grey Yearling Heifers 2 Murray Grey Yearling Bulls 3 Hereford Yearling Bulls Further entries are still being accepted. IHC calves will be offered as part of their national fundraising. All interested purchasers must be registered for NAIT.

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Our purpose is to provide quality Services in our community to assist people with enhancing a life worth living.

ALCOHOLICS Anonymous. If you want to drink that’s your business. If you want to stop we can help. Meeting Thursdays 7pm, Catholic Church Hall. Ph 0800 229 6757.

We could not do our work without such amazing folks like you and your support.

FRESH FM needs your help. Are you willing to host a fundraising event to support local radio? Or help run one? We’re a Charitable Trust – a $30 donation on our website freshfm.net is tax deductible. Email Maureen: takaka@freshfm.net or ph 525 8779, 027 335 1395. PARADISE Entertainment, Takaka and Collingwood On the Spot store are The GB Weekly’s agents. Or email us: admin@ gbweekly.co.nz. Office hours are Mon-Wed, 9am-5pm.

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During the year we are fortunate to have much support from the community to assist the volunteers and staff in keeping Abbeyfield ticking along so well. Our special thanks go to Lions Club for their amazing efforts in providing each unit with new concreted paths ...these will now provide a safer access for all visitors andrResidents.


To all who help in any way...we say a sincere thanks and wish you a safe and happy summer and 2021.

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Fresh FM would like to thank our local business supporters. Collingwood Store Earth Gems Hammer Hardware GB Weekly GB Dolomite Geoff Goodger HealthPost Kiwi Spirit Distillery Kotare Sands Roots Bar Tasman Youth Council Unlimited Copies Zentec

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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, bronwyn@abeltasmanaccounting.co.nz

Secure yard with cameras. Ph 525 6181.

ACCOUNTANT and tax advisor. All Inland Revenue returns filed for big and small businesses and individuals. Self-employed and rental property reports prepared. Day and evening appointments available. Ph Susan Ayton Shaw 929 7507 or email taxayton@gmail.com

WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726.


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


WATER TANKS CLEANED. Ph Chris 027 444 5334.

16 weeks old, ready to lay $28 each, free delivery

Ph/txt Trev 027 282 4014

WINDOW cleaning, www.goldenbaypropertyservices.co.nz, ph 027 690 0769.

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

AFFORDABLE Carpentry Services. Ph Rick 027 919 1326. APPLIANCE and whiteware repair. 12+ years’ experience servicing all brands. Ph Luke 022 602 8118. ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580.

ARCHITECTURAL design, residential housing. Ph Peter Fersterer 525 8132. 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. CITRUS pruning, garden advice, design and development, soil testing, orchard work. Sol Morgan, GroWise Consultancy, ph 027 514 9112. 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. ELECTRICIANS. Fuse Electrical Golden Bay. Ready to solve all your electrical needs. Ph Thomas 525 9300, 027 788 8500.

ELECTRONICS repairs: Cell phones, computers, radios, TVs, HiFi and more! Ph 027 246 2432. FREEVIEW satellite TV. Ph 027 246 2432. GARDENING services. Ph Carlos 027 751 9730. GB CHIMNEY SWEEPING, SPIDER AND FLY SPRAYING Ph 524 8795 or 027 434 5405 GOLDEN BAY DIGGER HIRE 1.7 tonne. Ph 027 713 0684. GOLDEN Bay Storage, Takaka. Dry, safe, secure, alarmed, insurance approved. Furniture trailer available. Ph Rob and Marg 525 9698, 027 222 5499, goldenbaystorage@gmail.com

Green Grass Accounting - Chartered Accountant. MYOB Partner and Xero Certified. Local accountant providing business and personal accounting services. Ph Robert 029 775 6459 or email robert@greengrassaccounting.co.nz. GREENREAPER. Property maintenance, landscape and garden designs. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. References available. 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. niallshaw_6@hotmail.com

LAWNMOWING, www.goldenbaypropertyservices.co.nz, ph 027 690 0769. NGANGA picture framing, Collingwood, enquiries ph 021 107 6312, 524 8660. Expert framing by a professional artist. ORANGE Rentals have rental cars, trailers and a furniture trailer available for hire. Ph 027 337 7147. PAINTING and interior, exterior plastering. Licensed qualified local tradesman. Ph CM Coatings 027 222 0507. PENINSULA Plasterers for all your interior plastering needs. No job too small. Quality assured. 20+ years’ experience. For a free quote ph Craig 027 472 4376. PORTABLE BANDSAW MILLING. Ph Tim 524 8997, 027 714 4232.

SEWING SERVICE, NEEDLES, THREADS, WOOL, BEADS. Stitch ‘n Sew ph 525 8177. STORAGE /container hire. Your place (anywhere) or mine (Takaka). Ph Cheryl at Orange Mechanical Ltd 525 9991.

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BACK COUNTRY CUISINE at competitive rates


Start Friday 27th November, fresh mussels in on Fridays

FRESH FISH: Fresh fish sales on Wednesday - pre-order by midday Mondays.


Looking great Colour and perfume Long lasting Great for gifts! 03 525 9113

Plants and gardening are one of our passions and our aim is to give you excellent service, great prices and a superb selection with 1000’s of plants and mixes to choose from. We now have access to more sizes and varieties of trees, plants, seedlings and specimen trees, than ever before. Whether you are looking for that variety that you haven’t seen for years or a large grade plant, or tree, ask us we may just be able to help.

Ph 525 9868 or 027 928 3314


THE FLYFISHERS WIFE Gifts and fishing tackle

The snapper are in, come in and get all your tackle and fishing advice

So, come in and give us a try, you will be astounded in the range of products we sell! Alongside our gardening range we stock Italian footwear and boots, clothing by Icebreaker, CCC, Swandrii to name a few, household essentials, coffee, honey, animal feeds, pet foods plus so much more.

Tasman St, Collingwood - 10am-2pm 7 days a week

We are open 6 days a week Mon- Sat & we are always here to help on the phone. We now offer a Delivery Service *Charges apply

SURVEYING: topographical survey, construction and building set out, boundary location. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. TAKAKA Self Storage, Commercial Street. Units and containers. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2020


HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora AROHA Health Spa. Massage, advanced clinical massage, myofascial release, hot stone and relaxation, infrared sauna, spa bath, facials, holistic health and more. Open Wednesday-Sunday from 9.30am, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. Ph 525 8870. CAROLYN Simon, Craniosacral therapist, naturopath, medical herbalist. For appointments or flower essences text 027 483 5865, ph 525 8544. COMPLETE Healthcare with NIS by Neurolink, using neuroscience principles to achieve optimum health. 2019 Masters series. Practitioner Anne Michell. Ph 525 8733 or 027 751 7970. ERICA van Sint Annaland Physiotherapy, Golden Bay Community Health. ACC and private visits. Ph 027 776 6111. IRIDOLOGY analysis, herbalist, Reflexology, Reiki master, Rongoā herbal medicine. Lisa Williams ph 525 6150, txt 027 451 9797, www.goldenbayiridology.com MASSAGE, $50. Ph Thomas 022 160 9101.

SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea ACCOUNTING OFFICE POSITION I am looking for someone to work up to 10 hours per week, initially covering for a staff member on parental leave until February 2021.

Lolly Dadley-Moore RCST, PACT

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Specialising to optimise health, resolve pain, trauma and injury Working with individuals, children and babies www.inbodyhealth.co.nz ꟾ info@inbodyhealth.co.nz Ph 027 338 9504

MASSAGE AND REIKI. Emma Sutherland (Ameliorate). First one-hour treatment - $35 for GB locals. www.ameliorate.nz. 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 - new in town Tuesdays and Fridays. Relax and unwind. Home visits also possible. Ph Ariane Wyler 021 0260 7607 or email happyfeetflex@gmail.com SIMON Jones: Counselling, mediation, coaching. 28 years’ experience. Member NZAC. Ph 525 8542. YOUTH and adult counselling. Ph 027 416 6815, email selena@ gbwct.org.nz

Chiropractor Inga Schmidt

MSc (Chiro), DC, MNZCA

021 180 7789

Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St


Someone who is a confident computer user, and perhaps has experience working with business or accounting software (MYOB), payroll, and GST. Someone who can work independently, has good attention to detail skills and is willing to ensure confidentially at all times. There is potential for this position to become permanent with increased hours in the future. Please email your letter of application and CV to leigh@accountingconnections.co.nz or post to Accounting Connections, 46C Commercial Street, Takaka 7110.

Golden Bay Providing Golden Bay with: Professional, Diagnostic, Clinical Physio & Massage Therapy services ACC registered Provider • • • • • •

Sports & Accident injuries Complex musculoskeletal conditions Clinical reviews / Second opinions Orthopaedic / Post-operative rehabilitation Postural / Biomechanical correction programmes Clinical Massage Therapy

No GP referral required Ask us about our no-cost initial Physio assessment

Call 0800 749 739 for info or an appointment today

Community Heath following part time position:

We are looking for a suitably qualified candidate in the


If you have a good work ethic, like working with people, have experience as a cook, and you have done Food Safety training, we welcome your application. Work hours are 2.30-7pm. If any of the above sounds like you, please give us a call or send your CV and application to hr@nbph.org.nz or NBPH, PO Box 1776 Nelson 7040. Job description and application forms are available on http:// nbph.org.nz/careers/ For more information, please contact Anja van Holten - 03 5250108.

EMPLOYMENT WANTED / Hiahia mahi DRIVER available, spotless P-class license. Ph Sage 525 7698.

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WANTED / Hiahia BED settee, lounge and bedroom furniture. Good condition but not too pricey! Ph Rodger 021 0243 5822.

TO GIVE AWAY / Koha DISHWASHER. Works fine if used two-thirds full. Bosch, old but good make. Ph 525 8146.


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BERRYFRUIT workers. A few openings available for young workers picking berryfruit. Start early December till early January, four hours morning work. Ph Nancy 525 9491, evenings only. CAREGIVER wanted. Two mornings per week, three hours per day. Training will be given. Ph 525 8890.

Ray White Golden Bay Property Management Are you ready for the changes to the Residential Tenancies Act??

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Grant Watson

Manipulative Physiotherapist

Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

General Hand/Storeperson Waitapu Engineering requires a fit and energetic person to join our busy team. This varied position involves customer service, some heavy lifting and cleaning. Expressions of interest email admin@waitapuengineering.co.nz.

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

Our Landlord Academy Series is designed to help you easily understand what’s required so you can prepare for what’s to come. Join us every Thursday in Nov at 7:00pm for a series of free live educational updates, all from the comfort of your own home. Visit landlordacademy.co.nz to find out more or get in touch with Jenna the link Jenna Bowden - 027 525 7229 - jenna.bowden@raywhite.com

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FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko WINDSCREENS. Replaced or repaired at Golden Bay Glass. 96 Commercial St. Ph 525 7274. GRAZING, 10 acres, Rangihaeata, suit sheep or calves. Ph John 027 446 8891.

COTTAGE Plants Onekaka is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am4.30pm. Ph 525 9253. RECYCLED red bricks, $4 each. Ph 027 350 0755. FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also

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

NEW -build trailer, 1500kg axle set, low-slung deck 2.4L x 1670W, internal tie-down points, priced $3,500. For more information ph 027 524 8675.

NEW copies of the book Whitebaiters Never Lie, $50. Ph 525 9373. Great birthday and Christmas presents.

NATIVE plants, big selection, spring sale prices $3-$11 each. At Tame Eels, Poplar Lane, Collingwood. Ph 021 033 1227.

35 Gibbs Road, Collingwood

New Listing/Open Home For Sale: Open Home:

NEW chiller/freezer room, 1.8 x 1.7 x 2.3H. New refrigeration, meat rail stainless steel, shelving, priced $10,000. For more information ph 027 524 8675.

TENDER: Closes 1pm, Thurs 10th Dec 2020 - Will NOT be sold prior Sunday 22nd November 12:00pm -12:30pm

83 Selwyn Street, Pohara

Open Home For Sale: Open Home:

SET DATE OF SALE: Closes 1pm, Tues 1st Dec 2020 - Will NOT be sold prior Saturday 21st November 1.30pm -2:00pm - LAST CHANCE!

WHERE TUI FLY - There's not another house in sight, the bush is full of birdsong, the Tui swoop from flower to flower and sitting on the deck here you will be glad of the sea breeze to tame the hot sun, the solar rays are powering this modern home which is off grid, with good shed. For full details, the LIM report and a 3D virtual tour, contact me today - a new caretaker is required.

A MIGHTY BIG HOME IN POHARA - Here is a mighty big four bedroom house built for all the family to enjoy - it even has a home Gym!  Plus "Location, location" it's only one row back from the beachfront! How good would it be to live this close to the beach? Please respect the tenants and view at our open home. LIM report available.

180 Anatoki Track Road, Hamama

137 Commercial Street, Takaka

New Listing/Open Home For Sale: Open Home:

TENDER: Closes 1pm, Thurs 17th Dec 2020 - Will NOT be sold prior Saturday 21st November 2:30pm Sharp

OFF GRID - ONE OF A KIND - RARE FIND - If you are looking to go bush and off-grid and still live within ten minutes of town, check out the stunning views from this 25ha block in Kotinga. Oozing with potential the "as is" six-bedroom consented home gives you the chance to add your own personal touch as it is still under construction. Bring your bush boots. LIM report available.

New Listing/Open Home For Sale: SET DATE OF SALE: Closes 1pm, Tues 8th Dec 2020 - Will NOT be sold prior Saturday 21st November 12:00pm -12:30pm Open Home: DOWNSIZE WITHOUT COMPROMISE - Imagine living in your own private lodge,with over 100sqm of living space, located within an easy walking distance to Takaka township. Well here's your golden opportunity! Overlooking water, open countryside and the distant mountains, this very spacious home has all you need and more to enjoy life in the slow lane!

Level 1, 11 Buxton Lane, Takaka | Facebook @RaywhiteGoldenbay | 03 525 7219 I 027 608 5606 | www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz | Billy Kerrisk Licensed Agent REAA 2008


95 Commercial Street, Takaka Offered for sale by tender is this large piece of land in the main street of Takaka, 1936m2 - close to half an acre. The two-storey home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms (according to Property Guru). Rarely do properties of this size come on the market so close to town. Contact me for further details and a copy of the tender documents. For Sale by Tender: 4pm 23/11/2020

www.goldenbayproperty.com Ref: GB3805 Agent: James Mackay ph 027 359 0892 GOLDEN BAY FIRST NATIONAL

Licensed Agents REAA 2008. 50 Commercial Street, Takaka

Nectarines, tamarillos, passionfruit... what can’t you grow at Puramahoi!? After running a popular roadside fruit stall and B+B, the time has come for moving on. This immaculate property with 270 fruit trees, lush grazing, gorgeous gardens and extensive outbuildings will come as a complete package for anyone who wishes to pick up the reins and supplement their income. Or with the sun, water, soil and space to be selfsufficient, there’s room for all the family and pets here. Contact Kylie for an appointment to view or go online to see the video tour. FOR SALE: $1,800,000 plus GST (if any) VIEW: sothebysrealty.com/NEL00436 KYLIE JONES +64 21 152 8195 kylie.jones@nzsir.com Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated. Browns Real Estate Limited (licensed under the REAA 2008) MREINZ.



EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

ANATOKI SALMON fishing and café. Catch your own lunch or order from the menu. Open every day from 10am. www. anatokisalmon.co.nz COLLINGWOOD TAVERN. 11am-7pm, Sunday-Thursday; 11am-late, Friday and Saturday.

COURTHOUSE CAFÉ, Collingwood. Open 7 days, 8am-4pm. Pizzas on Friday nights, 5-7pm. 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, closed Sunday, Monday. For bookings and takeaways ph 525 8686. DE-LISH DELICATESSEN. Sumptuous, delicious food. Lunches, catering, coffee, chocolate, cheeses and epicure items. Weekdays from 6.30am. Ph 525 7111. KORORA’S NEST (ex Penguin, Pohara). Great coffee, service and food. Come and enjoy our slow-cooked Greek lamb and lots more exciting dishes. New lunch menu. Create your own pizza. Brazilian open steak sammy. Kids’ get free ice cream with their meal. All with relaxed sea views. Open for brunch/lunch Thursday-Monday, 11am-2.30pm and 5pm til late for dinner. Saturday, Sunday breaky from 9am. Ph 03 970 3291. MAD CAFÉ & RESTAURANT, where only the best will do. Wednesday, Thursday, 10am-2pm and 4-8pm; Friday-Sunday, 9am-3pm and 4-8pm. Coffee 24/7 when about.

OLD SCHOOL CAFÉ, Pakawau. Closed until Thursday 26 November. Open 4pm-late, Thursday, Friday. 11am-late, Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Ph 524 8457. RATANUI LODGE. Elegant dining in Pohara, open every day this week. Three-course set menu changes daily. Premium NZ gin and tapas lounge. Reservations essential for set menu. www.ratanuilodge.com/menu. Ph 525 7998. 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 pizza 4pm till 7pm, dine in or take away, ph 525 9396 for orders. TOTOS CAFÉ & PIZZERIA: Open Sundays weather permitting, 10am-4pm, ph 039 707 934, Totaranui hill.

WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER COSTUME HIRE. Playhouse, Park Avenue, 7-8.30pm. After hours ph Diane 525 8097, evenings. ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10am12.30pm, Onekaka Hall.

THURSDAY 26 NOVEMBER DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 10am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007.

FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER THE GYPSY PICKERS live at Collingwood Tavern, 9pm. Hot rhythms and feel good music.

LATER EVENTS GB A&P SHOW 16/01/2021. Class 47 Buttonhole 12-16yrs.

UPCOMING GIGS & EVENTS... Friday 20th November

roots bar karaokE “THE BEST NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE” Saturday 21st November

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ELECTRIC BOOGALOO! Friday 27th November

hip hop & roots


The Mussel Inn

Saturday 5TH December

roots & fruits

Coming Up...


Friday 11th December

forgotten atlas Saturday 12th December

pieces of molly Gourmet food & burgers, Open fire, Good beer, Good people


WHOLEMEAL CAFÉ, open for dine-in meals and takeaways 7.30am-3pm, Monday to Friday and 8am-3pm Saturday and Sunday.

Sat 21st ANTHONIE TONNON - The Rail Lands tour. $15 tickets online, $20 on the door Sun 22nd REID AND RUINS - Nadia Reid and Tiny Ruins. SOLD OUT! Contact us to check for standby tix Wed 25 SEASIDE STRANGLERS - 8.30pm, $5 Thu 26th SAY IT WITH FLOWERS - A poet laureate, a storyteller and a musician ‘Say Znouzectnost it with flowers’, $10 on the door

DECEMBER Thu 3rd QUIZ - all welcome, 7.30pm


Sat 5th MAN FROM ATLANTA - 8.30pm, free Sun 6th NICK AND TESS - 8pm

SACRED Heart Catholic faith community celebrates Mass at 5pm each Sunday. All welcome. GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them each Sunday, 10am at Takaka and 4.45pm at Collingwood.

Thu 10th ACID ON THE MICROPHONE - poems, songs and stories - open mic. 7.30pm, all welcome, $5 koha entry

ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for morning worship at 10am.


Sat 12 TAWHIRI FUNK Sat 19th THE COWPOKERS! supported by DOW P’DOW DOW

Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God John 3:3

Sunday Service 10am All Welcome ☺

Pastor: Rodney Watson 0275 114 266 93 Commercial St, Takaka. www.godunlimited.org

Ph: 525 9265

All your favourite stalls local produce, meat, honey, cheese, bread, crystals, clothing, soap, oils and much more...

Kahurangi Christian Church Celebration Sunday: 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays each month,

10:30am at Anglican Hall, Haven Rd, Collingwood. Ph Robin & Lauren Swafford 524 8498.

Community Connection: 2nd & 4th Sundays in various formats & localities. Ph Rowan Miller 021 106 8461.

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER MARBLE MOUNTAIN MUSIC CLUB meets at the Senior Citizens’ Hall at 7.30pm. All welcome.

TUESDAY 24 NOVEMBER BADMINTON, GBHS gym, 7-9pm. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007. GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays. Late fees apply until 4pm Tuesdays. Paradise Entertainment and Collingwood On the Spot store are our agents.


Pakawau Beach Park Cabins + powered and non-powered camping - ph 524 8308

Camp Shop 8am to 6pm

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


Email: admin@gbweekly.co.nz



SATURDAYS LIVE MUSIC Art & Dance in Magical Atmosphere to Dine

Survivors and Thrivers Takaka

21 Nov 7pm M SAT CAITLIN A inSatconcert 28 Nov 7pm TINA BRIDGMAN D in concert Café Enquiries ph 021 107 6312

Support group for people affected by/supporting someone with cancer

Join Julie Jacobson, EXPO Organiser and Affordable Housing campaigner on

Saturday 28 November, 12pm at Golden Bay Community Centre Hall

End of Year Pot Luck Lunch Please bring something to share Tea/Coffee/Juice provided

Find out about the 8-week, outdoor Tiny Home showcase and Hui Centre, demonstrating living with a lighter more sustainable footprint. Happening in Motueka this Summer.

Wednesday 25th November Mohua Social Services 88 Commercial St. Takaka

www.bigtinyexpo.nz Hear about the Tasman Ten Year Tiny Trial – submission recently made to TDC. Calling for permits for temporary land use as an urgent affordable housing response.

For more information and to RSVP contact cyndy@cancernelson.org.nz   or call 027 258 0075 / 03 539 1137

If you-re in the Tiny House industry, in the movement or in the mood for land use reform, join us!

Golden Bay Community & Whān nau Monthly Meeting

Time: 12.00pm -1.00pm


20 5.00 8.00 Sat 21 5.00 8.00 Sun 22 5.00 8.00 Wed 25 5.00 8.00 Thu 26 2.00 8.00 Fri 27 5.00 8.00 Sat 28 4.00 7.30 Sun 29 5.00 8.00

The Gypsy Pickers

Rams (PG) Sam Neill & Michael Caton Baby Done (M) NZ Comedy, Romance I am Greta- Doco Climate activist Greta Thunberg Rams (PG) Adventure, Comedy, Drama Art on Screen: Secret Impressionists Babyteeth (M) Comedy, Drama Babyteeth (M) Australia, 94/83% Rotten Tomatoes! Rams (PG) Director: Jeremy Sims Matinee: I am Woman (M) Drama, Music I am Greta (Final) Sweden Baby Done (M) Staring Rose Matafeo I am Woman (M) Australia, Helen Reddy’s life story Rams (PG) **Allshorts 2020 (PG/M) - Short Film Festival** Doors open 7pm *One free Beverage + nibbles Tickets $20/10 student, Pohutukawa Gallery A Son (M) Award winning Tunisian Drama, Subtitles Baby Done (M) (Final) Exec producer: Taika Waititi

Inviting anyone interested to a free Community &Whanau lunch to celebrate our strong vibrant community. Notices, events or issues to share at the end. RSVP please. Everyone Welcome jo@mohuasocialservices.org.nz

perform live at

Collingwood Tavern

Bookings phone 525 8453

Friday 27 November at 9pm

Film information may be found at www.villagetheatre.org.nz


Tuesday: Northerlies developing. Fine although cloud thickening later with some rain likely about Kahurangi. 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.



Proudly sponsors Golden Bay Tide Watch

Friday: Light winds with seabreezes for a time. Fine and becoming mild.

Monday: Light winds. Cloud buildups from mid morning and a few heavy showers likely during the afternoon.

EARTHSEA GALLERY, 76 Boyle St (Golf Course Rd) Clifton, Takaka, ph 525 7007. Open most days 10am-5pm. Fine landscape paintings and reproduction giclee prints. www. earthseagallery.com

“Hot rhythms and feel-good music with the power of soul!”

Valid from Friday 20 until Tuesday 24 November

Sunday: Southerlies easing. Fine although some cloud buildups in the afternoon with a few showers, mainly about the ranges.

GALLERIES / Whakakitenga

Bring your dancing shoes!

Golden Bay weather forecast

Saturday: Northwesterlies developing and becoming strong near Farewell. Cloud increasing and some rain from mid afternoon.

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OPEN HOME Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm


DEADLINE SALE 1pm 8/12/20 (N.S.P.)

First time on the market - ever! Built in the 60’s, the family tree starts here. This home has been the hub of all manner of gatherings over the years. Inside the 3 bedroom + sunroom farmhouse, there should be more than enough room for your family and outside, a proposed boundary adjustment will add some desirable extra space. The property will not be sold prior to deadline and is conditional upon new title, following the boundary adjustment. Call Paul for further information or viewing. Ref: GB3806 Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or paul@goldenbayproperty.com




This property is ‘move in’ ready & has all you need to make your permanent or holiday living a dream. Sitting on a 914m2 section with good off-street parking & room for the boat etc. The 3 bdrms are all of good size & the house is all totally wheel chair friendly with wet floor shower in one bthrm & ramps into the house. An awesome deck that stretches along the entire front of the house, allows you to enjoy some snippets of sea views! Call me for further details or pop into my Open Home this Saturday. Ref: GB3807 Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577 or sarah@goldenbayproperty.com



For sale by Tender, this large piece of land in the main street of Tākaka, 1936m2, close to half an acre. The 2 storey home has 3 bdrms & 2 bthrms, (according to RPNZ). Contact me for further details & a copy of the tender documents. Ref: GB3805 Tenders Close 4pm 23/11/20

James Mackay 027 359 0892 or james@goldenbayproperty.com

PIONEER HEADING MOTELS 72 BOYLE STREET, CLIFTON $1.725m Modern, three bedroom, two bathroom, two storey home located in the much sought after area of Clifton, boasting its own micro climate yet close to town, beach, & golf course. Well established park-like grounds, with tree lined driveway, offering glimpses of the mature well stocked orchard & fully fenced paddocks. With 4.09ha of land sufficient for grazing. Ref: GB3754 Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or belinda@goldenbayproperty.com



The new owners are about to enjoy the potential of this great property! See the potential of your property - book a free, no obligation appraisal with me


This boutique motel is located in the main street of Collingwood & successfully run by the present owners for 12 years, but now is the time to pass the reins over to someone else. There is a studio unit & 3 motel units – all of which are very tidy with recent bathroom renovations. Also a 3 bdrm managers accmmo. with sea & estuary views. Call Belinda for more info. Financial statement avail. under signed confidentiality agreement. Ref: GB3803 Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or belinda@goldenbayproperty.com


James Mackay 027 359 0892 james@goldenbayproperty.com


THESE TWO VASTLY DIFFERENT PROPERTIES SOLD THIS WEEK! SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! Both listed & SOLD by Paul. Call Paul if you are thinking that a change of property might be on your horizon Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or paul@goldenbayproperty.com Sharon

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