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In order to allow early detection of any possible Covid-19 infections in Top of the South communities, and to provide ongoing reassurance of the region’s coronavirus-free status, Nelson Marlborough Health is urging people working in the hospitality, tourism and service sectors to get tested, even if they don’t have symptoms. Asymptomatic testing is now being offered to restaurant and bar staff, cleaning staff, as well as taxi and bus drivers, airport workers and others who come into contact with people traveling from outside the South Island. Nelson Marlborough Health’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Nick Baker says, as warmer weather inspires more domestic travel and tourism, now is a good time for these workers to take a test. “The more we test, the more confidently we can say that we don’t have Covid-19 in our community. Getting a large number of workers tested sends a strong message of confidence to people who are looking to spend some time in our beautiful region. “Our local residents will also be assured to know that we’re staying on top of testing and that they can confidently book their local holidays and entertainments.” Getting a Covid-19 asymptomatic test • Testing is free – regardless of citizenship or visa status • You do not need to be enrolled with a general practice • You do not need to self-isolate after a test • Results are usually available within 48 hours. Anyone in Golden Bay who wants to be tested should book an appointment at Golden Bay Community Health by phoning 03 525 0060. Test clinics operate between 11am-1pm, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, tests can be carried out any of the after-hours medical centres, listed on the Nelson Marlborough Health website: www.nmdhb.govt.nz/covid-19

Trackmakers Velosolutions work alongside volunteers to construct the all-weather pump track. Photo: Jeanine Taylor. JEANINE TAYLOR

With the construction of the Community Pump Track nearing completion, the last week of Takaka Primary School’s (TPS) recent term was a hive of activity. This was the final stage of the three-year project on the school grounds. Pump track representative Lisa Savage explained: “We wanted a safe place for our kids to develop skills and confidence - a place of active play... and it’s a place where people come to learn skills and [it can] be used during the weekends and in the holidays.” She was thrilled with how the work was progressing and “blown away” with the support and many voluntary hours people have contributed to make the track a reality. Craig Pattle and his team from Velosolutions

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in Rotorua were instrumental in the planning and construction of the pump track. Craig is an ex-Red Bull rider who has raced for New Zealand and has managed NZ mountain bike and BMX teams. His expertise in building pump tracks means Golden Bay will have an outstanding community all-weather track. Craig travelled from Rotorua to begin construction with the help of local Steve Baker. Steve’s hours were donated by AD Harwood, along with truck and digger time. Tristan Graham from TG Contracting dumped 100 truckloads of clay in readiness for Craig and Steve to begin the groundwork. The trio formed the rudimentary track, put in the drains, then three more of Craig’s team joined them for the sculpting and finishing work. Parents from TPS provided the crew with

meals each day, and the contractors’ only complaint was “There was too much food.”This has been a community fundraising effort, with much of the funding coming from last year’s Golden Bay Sports Awards event. Many local businesses have donated or discounted their services to bring this project to fruition. The track is now complete but requires around two weeks for the asphalt to harden. There are only seven such pump tracks throughout New Zealand, and it is expected to become a destination for bike enthusiasts. Although located on the TPS grounds, the track will be available to all Golden Bay’s children and community. With the official opening imminent, the Bay’s bikers will soon be able to enjoy the challenging rollers and berms of the new track. Takaka Drama Society proudly presents a Pantomime

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Takaka Drama Society’s latest production is a pantomime with a twist, written by UK playwright Ben Crocker. Director Anita Hutchinson describes it as “a whole lot of fun. The cast are a fantastic bunch – everyone’s enthusiastic and having lots of fun.” Among the cast of approximately 25, are actors of all ages. Each of the seven dwarves is played by a student, one being Lucie Blackett. Just six years old, Lucie is over the moon to be involved. “I’m really excited and I like being in the play. My friends are in it too. I get to be actually a character. I am the dwarf Disney, and I’m a fairy and I am an animal.” “There’s quite a few characters that are doubling up,” explained Jenny Blackett, who is handling publicity and also playing Queen Grimelza, whom she describes as “the glamorous killer queen”. Hobie Mercer plays Black Wing, her “oily sidekick”. There are a lot of newcomers in this production, said Jenny. “Only three or four of us have been on stage before.” Jill Hitchman said she came along to help with backstage and props, but has ended up in the chorus and playing a villager.




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“It’s the first time acting in my entire life,” she enthused. In typical pantomime style, full audience participation is expected, along with singing, dancing and, of course, there is a dame. Dolly Dumpling is played by Mark Roberts, with Scott Fraser as her happy-go-lucky son, Danny. Two delightful fairy characters, who also act as narrator-types, are played by Beryl Hughes and Ann Edmonds. Bogwort and Stinkwort are wicked woodsmen, played by Jane Walters and Janet Zrinyi. Snow White is played by Zoe Honey, and Ihaka Griffiths plays Prince Frederick. The crew includes David Hutchinson as lighting technician, and Alan McLean as first-time sound technician. Stunning costumes have been created by first-time wardrobe mistress Ina Dooley, while the props and set have been created by Hobie. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves will run for seven nights across two weeks from 8-17 October. Evening shows start at 7.30pm and a cash-only bar is available. There is one matinee show at 2.30pm on Sunday 11 October. Doors open half-anhour prior to each show. Tickets are available from Stitch ‘n Sew: Adults $18; Community Card holders and children $10.

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Fix on Friday: pop-up patisserie offers once-a-week treats ANITA PETERS

For those with a sweet tooth and a penchant for French cuisine, a new patisserie has just popped up within Choco Loco to add to the already famous range of chocolates on sale. The specialty treats that friends Ruth Guthrie and Susie Bassett are producing developed after they were approached by Gay Hamilton and Kath Craw from Choco Loco with the idea of creating a complementary business, but for Fridays only. Et voila! The Fix On Friday patisserie was born. These two women have complementary skills: Ruth is chef and Susie a barista. Their aim is to provide an exclusive range of patisserie items along with great coffee. “It struck me as something that has a synergy,” said Ruth. “It’s such creative thinking on [Gay and Kath’s] part. Doing it once a week also gives the opportunity to have time as one of your ingredients. Patisserie is about precision and patience, so we can be really creative. Modern patisserie is a creative approach to a treat; it’s about balance of flavours and textures where it’s not sweet for sweet’s sake.” Ruth spends time combining textures and flavours – both sweet and savoury – that also complement local seasonal produce and products. She says she enjoys the challenge of extravagant cooking, skills gleaned from various kitchens and courses, but is mostly selftaught. As an independent chef she has created specialty cakes and desserts for functions such as weddings, a service that Fix On Friday will continue to offer here in Golden Bay. Fi x o n Fr i d ay ’s t re a t s

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Kia ora koutou katoa. We have had quite a few driving complaints reported over the past two weeks, not only due to more people travelling to the bay, but also locals not doing the right thing. Here are a number of reminders to anyone using the road, that will prevent harm being caused to others: • All drivers need to slow down and use care when passing horses being ridden on roads. Horse riders have the same rights on the road as other motorists and should be obeying road rules as well. Although there are no speed guidelines when passing a horse, its recommended a driver should reduce speed to 25kmph, and when past don’t accelerate hard and frighten the horse. • The same goes for driving behaviour when passing a cyclist. Although some motorists become frustrated when they arrive behind a cyclist, the driver needs to give the cyclist at least a 1.5 metre-wide berth when overtaking. Cyclists are also subject to road rules, but a car driven at speed close enough to scare, or cause the rider to fall off, is not the way to influence behaviour. • We are still regularly stopping younger drivers carrying passengers or driving outside the conditions of their licenses. These rules are put in place to allow a driver to gain experience over time and help to remove the peer pressures from passengers. • A recent intoxicated driver was stopped by police at a check point. He said he was heading to a party but had obviously been drinking prior to getting behind the wheel. A 20-year-old Takaka man will be appearing in court charged with driving with excess breath alcohol. Ironically, he had sober passengers sitting in the back seat. The simple message here is “don’t drink then drive”. The area seems to be experiencing a lot of petty vandalism recently, with road signs being damaged in Wainui Bay, letter boxes in Commercial Street, the public toilets in the Takaka township and Golden Bay High School. It helps us a lot in finding the people responsible for these acts of stupidity if any damage is reported straightaway, particularly if the perpetrators are known. We have had success in reuniting people with lost property recently with credit cards, wallets, bikes, and even a jewellery box being returned to their owners. We are now in possession of a scooter and a sleeping bag. Contact us if you have lost something recently. Other incidents include: • A male was observed taking photographs of children playing on the playground at the council playground in Reilly Street. • A 22-year-old Motueka man was arrested for fighting in a public place after becoming intoxicated at a party in Pohara. • A male was spoken to regarding trespassing at a local church building. • Three young people from Nelson were trespassed from the grounds of Golden Bay High School after being found inside the grounds during the evening • Drunk pig hunters have been harassing walkers and campers on the Canaan Downs Road and at Harwood’s Hole during the evenings. We would love to catch up with these men and speak to them about them about their behaviour. • A red backpack and black cycling jacket were lost on the Cobb Valley Road by some adventure racers over the weekend. If anyone picked them up, please let us know so we can get them back to the owner. Thats all for this week. Acting Sergeant Dean Schroder Help us write a history of Golden Bay pandemics The GB Weekly is researching the history of epidemics in Golden Bay and would love to hear from anyone with direct experience, or with family stories, of epidemics in the Bay. There have been numerous outbreaks of infectious diseases (including influenza, diphtheria, polio and measles) in the Bay over the past century and we would like to collect any stories, photos, diaries etc that could shed light on the experiences of those who lived through such periods. If you have anything which you think may be of interest, please contact our reporter Anita Peters ph 021 186 9897, email: pumpkinita18@gmail.com 4

Although cannabis is currently allowable for medicinal use, the high cost and difficulty involved in actually obtaining it have pushed many who benefit from cannabis to use “green fairies” (people who grow the cannabis plant for those who are unable), putting everyone at risk of criminalisation. It is well known that cannabis is at the very low end of the drug harm spectrum compared with other popular drugs like alcohol, methamphetamine, and pharmaceuticals, both over-thecounter and prescription pain pills. Countries that have re-legalised this useful plant have not experienced a sudden flood of new users. However, the elder sector use is acknowledged to have increased due, perhaps, to the high efficacy addressing the many heath ailments they can suffer. Young people already have access to cannabis and it is good to see the age limit proposed by the cannabis referendum is 20. We need to educate our young people to understand that anything that may adversely affect their growing brains needs to be avoided. Unsubstantiated fearmongering about cannabis during the War on Drugs years has resulted in some to be very concerned about cannabis, even though it has been used for centuries with a wide range of benefits and there has not been a single death-by-overdose. The oldest pharmacopeia and historic evidence depicts beneficial cannabis use, including providing relief for Queen Victoria. Re-legalising cannabis for New Zealand would bring jobs and tax revenue, and many ailments could be eased without detrimental side effects and prohibitively high cost. Victoria Davis

Cutting council costs

In any large business one way of increasing profits, or expanding production is by reducing costs. For Tasman District Council to maintain its core business, without increasing rates is to reduce costs. These are mainly established running costs. Covid-19 is clearly placing us all in debt, and we are borrowing funds to simply stand still. I have challenged our two elected councilors to think outside the box, and to come up with five issues they could change or shut down, to save costs. Sadly, they have not done this. My challenge to you readers, is to submit your five suggestions. Send them to me at: regturner@xtra.co.nz. I will collate them and select the top five from all those received to be published in this letters column. I will also copy them to our two representatives Crs Hill and Butler to submit to TDC. Reg Turner

Setting new rules

In 1888, Golden Bay set regulations and rules and they still apply now. Hey everyone, the world has really changed since then. Let’s create new ones. All of us to be involved this time. We are a community of highly intelligent people, scientists, ecologists, photographers, musicians, environment leaders, activists, walkers, fitness, bikers, healers, horse-lovers etc. We are a multitude of the best clever people we know. So let’s make Golden Bay a safe, clean, ecological success. Heads together starting now - 2020. Cath Welsh

Government Covid-19 data

Ms Ardern commands that we must only refer to official Government information regarding Covid-19, so here we go. The information in italics comes from Government’s responses to Official Information Requests, so it must be the truth. In response to the question “Out of the (22 at the time) people who have died of Covid-19 in NZ how many have tested positive for Covid-19?” The Ministry of Health’s response was “Of the 22 deaths, 17 tested positive for COVID-19.” So how about the other five? Our Government says “Of the five deceased cases who did not test positive for COVID-19, four tested negative and one was not tested. The four cases that tested negative and the one case who was not tested, were classified as probable cases based on the case definition. Therefore, they were deemed to have died due to COVID-19.” Here we have it; nearly a quarter of our first Covid-19 fatalities were tested and those tests said that these people did not have Covid-19. Despite this their death certificates said they died of Covid-19. Of the 17 who died having tested positive for Covid-19, more than half had “underlying conditions” or pre-existing problems that might have killed them. The Ministry does not give their precise ages but it does point out that 60 per cent were over 80 years of age. Bruce Collings

Golden Bay - beauty and destruction

Morning star shines her light as the first sun light glistens on the sleepy waters of the Bay. Wondrous notes drift delicately as the birdsong sings out into the golden cascades of shimmering light. Children of the sun begin to wake. Lovers lay entwined listening to the sensitive music of the spheres. Cascading through the air, complete perfection of the delicate and beautiful day. The gods and goddess orchestrate perfection every day for eons, since time began. Disregarding dawn, disregarding the magnificence of gods wondrous morning creation, some little men put on their oversize boots and rev up their oversize mussel boat engines, disgusting fumes permeate across the water, deafening noise dispels the magnificence of creation. If they really want to sell mussels to China, why not go live there, don’t pollute the world with diesel miles and a heavy carbon footprint. And Golden Bay will resume the peace and tranquility of perfection. It’s so good to be one of the thousands who simply love the fantastic magnificence of a sensual dawn moment, and not be one who is driven by money and hears not the truth. Cath Welsh

A world unravelling

Klaus Thoma (GBW letters 11/9) and Dick Lamb (GBW letters 18/9) are right to highlight the problems caused by sediment build up on our seabed as a result of our land use practices. They are aptly summed up by “Our world is unravelling, it’s hell bent on cash”, - a quote from a poem by Nadine Smith in her contemporary art exhibition at Gallery Faux https://www. galleryfaux.com/squidy-runs-away A whimsical but thought provoking online exhibition well worth exploring. Hagen Jurke

Extinction - the facts

David Attenborough has produced an excellent and very sobering documentary “Extinction - The Facts”. He outlines climate change as the world’s most pressing problem, and describes the vast numbers of species on the verge of extinction, including possibly ourselves. Google “david attenborough extinction documentary youtube”. It’s an hour long. If you watch nothing else this week, watch this. It’s top priority. Felicity Burgers

Sustainable Living Centre

It was heartening to see over 50 people attend the Sustainable Living Centre AGM at the Community Gardens last Sunday, however it was difficult to subject the Trust Board to proper scrutiny. We were told that its charitable purpose is “to promote sustainable living and offer education for the Takaka community”, but this is inconsistent with the trust deed and there was no reassurance given that “promoting” sustainability benefits our community in a way that is provable and objectively measurable, as required by charity law. This could be fixed by making the purpose entirely educational and perhaps widening the scope of the target community to Golden Bay. Around $100,000 a year is now being raised, due in large part to the Sustainable Living Course, however it was not made clear how this money translated into tangible benefit for Takaka through achievement of the purpose. The course itself needs to be profitable because it is a fundraising rather than charitable activity, but this was not clear from the financial report. It is well attended and received, but we heard it has serious impacts on the use of the garden facilities by our community. It was good to see some new blood elected onto the Trust Board, but I was sorry to learn that Cory and Sophie (who run the Honey Pot shop onsite) will not be continuing as members. I appreciate the achievements of the old board; good luck to the new! Steve Penny

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A conversation about cannabis JO RICHARDS

When voters go to the polls in a fortnight’s time, they will have the opportunity to change the law on the production, distribution and consumption of cannabis in New Zealand. Kiwis will be the first citizens of any country to participate in a national referendum on the issue. The stated purpose of the Government’s proposed Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill is to reduce cannabis-related harm to individuals, families and communities. Not everyone agrees it will achieve this. The arguments around what some say is a flawed piece of legislation are complex but, on 17 October, the electorate faces a simple binary choice; whether to support the Bill or reject it. Opponents typically focus on the scenario of increased recreational use following passage of the Bill, and the subsequent corruption of youth, plus endangerment of health, as well as workplace and road safety. Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) NZ, for example, paints a rather dystopian picture in its “Say Nope To Dope” campaign, which has been slated by critics for misrepresentation using selective, outdated information. Proponents for change believe that the proven therapeutic qualities of cannabis justify its legal and widespread use, argue that controlled recreational use presents few risks, and say the issue is about freedom of choice. According to a recent opinion poll, conducted by Horizon Research survey for Helius Therapeutics, the “for” and “against” camps are neck-and-neck, at 49.5% each, with only 1% undecided. This convergence shows a huge shift in public opinion since November 2018, when 60% were in favour; 24% against; and 16% undecided. Breaking down the polling data, the highest indicated level of support is in the 24- to 34-year-old category, while the lowest is amongst 65- to 74-year-olds. If this pattern is maintained up until polling day, then the result is likely to be significantly affected by the relative turnout of the different age categories. With so few undecided, the referendum result will also depend on whether voters can be persuaded to switch camps - and that requires an open and informed debate using sound evidence-based arguments. So far, however, the debate appears limited to statements of respective positions rather than an exchange of ideas. The Golden Bay community had an opportunity to engage in such a debate last Wednesday evening when pro-legalisation campaigner Rebecca Reider hosted a “Let’s Talk About Cannabis” public meeting in Takaka. Although the referendum topic is seemingly a big issue for many, the turnout was small (less than 20) and overwhelmingly representative of the “yes” camp. Unsurprisingly, those who did attend heard some persuasive arguments in favour of the Bill. The Collingwood resident began by outlining her personal history with cannabis, which over the past five years has taken her from private medicinal user to facing criminal charges for possession, and from public campaigner for legalisation, to sitting on the Government’s advisory panel where, she says, “I spoke up as a patient”. Health implications The therapeutic benefits of cannabis are well documented and include treatment of a wide range of conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, as well as neurodegenerative diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease. The main active substances found in cannabis are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but there is also evidence of a wider beneficial “entourage effect” resulting from the complex mixture of natural compounds found in the plant. Addressing the difficulties of obtaining medicinal cannabis, Rebecca explained that the current prescription-based regime was restrictive, and patients can pay up to $30 per day for medicines. “It’s still very expensive for legal CBD.” She said that, with the introduction of the Bill, prices would be lower and patients would have a wider choice of products. On the downside, recreational use is known to carry some risks, predominantly determined by factors such as age of user, frequency of use, substance potency, and user’s predisposition to psychosis. Rebecca said the Bill takes these into consideration

Pro-legalisation campaigner Rebecca Reider at the “Let’s Talk About Cannabis” public meeting in Takaka. Photo: Jo Richards.

by imposing a strict lower age limit of 20 for purchase and use, and controlling composition and quality. “The only problems with cannabis that I’ve heard of are with illegal cannabis... With legal cannabis you know what you are getting.” Social implications Referring to Government data, showing there are 590,000 cannabis users in New Zealand and usage is increasing, Rebecca criticised the current regulatory regime. “Prohibition isn’t working… Busting people doesn’t stop people using it.” She explained that the highest usage in New Zealand is currently amongst the 18-24-year-olds but evidence from overseas shows that, following legalisation, the highest growth in usage is in the over-65s. And she added that, far from increasing, usage amongst Canadian youth declined from 20% to 10% following legalisation in 2018.

“Prohibition isn’t working...” Rebecca Reider She discussed statistics relating to the current “expensive and ineffective” regime, which included annual enforcement costs of over $200m, a total of 3000 convictions, and $10m spent on keeping offenders in prison. The current system also disproportionately criminalises Māori, explained Rebecca. Controlling cannabis From official figures, as well as from anecdotal evidence, cannabis is clearly widely available (much of it illegally) across New Zealand. While passing the proposed Bill may lead to increased cannabis use, it will enable the Government to control many aspects of its production, distribution and consumption, as well as collect additional tax revenue. The state’s regulation of many substances and activities can be envisaged on a continuum between prohibition at one end and total deregulation at the other. Rebecca believes that the proposed Bill would place cannabis in a “sweet spot” of responsible legal regulation, but opponents argue that there should be no relaxation of existing prohibitory controls. On October 18, we will know what the majority of Kiwi voters think, and who has won the legalisation argument. For detailed information about the Government’s proposed Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill, go to: https://www. referendums.govt.nz/cannabis/index.html



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At around 2.45pm on Saturday, the final whistle blew on a disrupted football season. The last match to be played - a high-tempo men’s cup tie between Golden Bay and ITM Motueka – ended with a 3-1 win for the visitors who were forced to come back after conceding an early goal. Before kick-off, there was some speculation that the match might boil over; the previous weekend, the two sides clashed in a bad-tempered Division 2 fixture, but any concerns about discipline soon dissipated when it became clear that both teams were playing firm, but fair, football. For the opening 10 minutes the home side were very much on the back foot, but then, out of nowhere, a seemingly innocuous though ball from Golden Bay’s Fred Cucksey found Luke Concannon whose glancing header caught the visitors’ keepers well off his line and the ball rolled into the back of the net. Against the run of play Motueka found themselves trailing 1-0 and almost concede another goal when GB’s stalwart defender Danyon Fleming found himself on the edge of the visitor’s six-yard box. As the keeper advanced Fleming attempted to lob the ball into the net but it sailed agonisingly past the far post. It was a lucky let off for the yellows and they attempted

to capitalise on their good fortune but, despite pressing, were unable to create any clear chances – until just before half-time – when a cross-cum-shot evaded GB’s keeper Jason Faetz, and levelled the score. The second half continued in the same vein as the first, with both sides hungry for the ball and looking to take the initiative. As the deadlocked game moved into the last quarter, just when the possibility loomed of extra time – and penalties – Motueka were awarded a corner kick. And it was from this set piece that they took the lead, with a strong header that evaded the home side’s defence. Although disappointed, Golden Bay were not down-hearted but, as they pushed for an equaliser, the visitors made the game safe with a goal from close range 10 minutes from time. It could be argued that the final score was harsh on the home side but it is Motueka who advance to the final of the Gould n Tout Cup. Speaking after the match, Golden Bay skipper Neil Mason praised his squad but rued costly mistakes. “The boys fought until the end, but soft goals let us down.” Although the Nelson Bays Football season is over, there is more footie action later this month, when the Mussel Inn Masters tournament kicks off over Labour Weekend. This year’s event has grown to include more teams as well as a women’s competition. The GB Weekly will have more news on the Masters weekend shortly.


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As a preliminary visual statement to Golden Bay’s upcoming annual WordFest, artist Chris Finlayson has posted two thought-provoking billboard artworks in Takaka. One of his pieces, Wot Not Opera, outside the Art Vault, replaces the controversial work White Silence. He said that for WordFest he had wanted to do something more lighthearted than White Silence, which he felt was a hard act for any artist to follow. “It was really sophisticated and provocative, just like art should be – would call that ‘word art.’ Wot Not Opera won’t cause controversy. It’s about forgetting descriptions of items, events and people at the time. We say ‘whatsamacallit’, ‘thingamabob’, ‘whatsername’ or ‘wot not’. When you look at a piece of artwork, all of these words come to mind, and you try to put feelings to words – that’s why I call it ‘word art’.” Grant Knowles, owner of the Art Vault, said the outside

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exhibition space, renamed “Sitting on the Fence”, is available to anyone. “Chris is our second artist,” he said. White Silence had a big impact and we will continue to support the notion of word art to create dialogue.” Chris’s second artwork, on the road into town, is titled Wreckless. “The addition of the letter ‘w’ says, “don’t ‘wreck’ things,” Chris explains. “It has ambiguity and double standards. It’s word play; visualisation of the concept through the word.” This word art billboard replaces Rejuve-nation, which was posted up in the same spot during lockdown. “The positive spin on that was, let’s take this situation and start again,” said Chris. “Wreckless was a bit like ‘Covert’ 19; let’s say a word that we don’t like, change it slightly and make it ambiguous. “Wall art, community art, it’s where everybody can see it, and it’s inclusive. That’s what our murals are about in Golden Bay.” Get ready and join in the WordFest and the word play it delivers, all designed to make you think.

Very short story competition

As part of WordFest, The GB Weekly’s Very Short Story Writing Competition is back. Here are the rules: • Use exactly 60 words - no more, no less (no title) • Entries emailed to: admin@gbweekly.co.nz • Maximum three entries per person • Age categories: • Junior (under 15); Open. All entries need to include the writer’s full name, age, contact number and postal address. Prizes for winners: $25 book vouchers. Deadline: Saturday 31 October.

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“Have fun with the arts in October,” says arts council arts worker Tania Marsden. “There’s so much to do and see - like film, quilts, art, music, theatre, words.” The Golden Bay Community Arts Council has resurrected Art2Art to encompass a wide range of “arty” events. “We were already organising Bay Art,” says co-organiser Marg Braggins, “so we moved WordFest into October, approached a few people and, lo and behold, we have a festival of cool things.” The Art2Art and WordFest programmes are online. “Scan the QR codes on the display advert on this page and you’ll be taken to the full programmes.” Tania says that events can be added - please email her all the details: gbartsnz@gmail.com



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Review: Four Kids and It

Screening Schedule Fri 2 5.00 Four Kids and It (PG) 8.00 Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always (M) (Final) Sat 3 5.00 The Secret Garden (2020) (PG) 8.00 Tenet (M) Sun 4 5.00 Four Kids and It (PG) 8.00 Return to Ghandi Road Tue



This year is no doubt causing many of us to wish for better things. So this engaging story about four children who discover a cross between a rabbit and a gibbon, and who sounds like Michael Caine and has the power to grant wishes, is likely to resonate like never before. A school holiday film not based on some money-spinning Hollywood brand or a jangling “E numbers for the eyes” cartoon property is refreshing, and this thoughtful story has a very rich history behind it. At the turn of last century, E Nesbit, author of The Railway Children, first published Five Children and It in The Strand magazine. It has never been out of print since, and 110 years later Jacqueline Wilson released her updated tribute novel Four Children and It. Featuring a blended family and other contemporary concerns, the 2012 book forms the basis of this paradoxically old-fashioned-seeming film. Although this isn’t intended as a criticism, presenting a plot which takes time to develop and unfold over almost two hours might test the concentration of the Tik Tok generation. The film opens with divorced father David Trent (a very “Hugh Grant-ish” Matthew Goode), taking his daughter Ros and son Robbie on holiday to Cornwall. It soon transpires that this is his misguided attempt to introduce them to his American girlfriend Alice, and her daughters Samantha, (appropriately known as “Smash”) and Maudie. Tweens Ros and Smash immediately clash loudly, and everyone is dragged out on a clifftop walk to try and dispel tensions. Matters aren’t helped when they encounter eccentric and cheerfully offensive Uncle Tristan, the “local gentry” ensconced in the nearby manor house. Comedian Russell Brand seizes this role with glee and delivers many of the film’s best lines: asking Alice if she’s “American or merely suffering from a speech impediment”. Smash’s own brand of obnoxiousness is a lot harder to take but everything changes when the four children accidentally discover the wish-granting Psammead in a hidden cove. Michael Caine delivers a grumpy but endearing voice performance, giving the preposterous-looking creature instant appeal. The children’s wishes only last for a single day each, ranging from playful (everyone’s sudden ability to fly), to outrageously self-serving (Smash’s instant elevation to global superstardom at a London Millennium Dome concert). The film’s generous running time allows us space to understand that Ros and Smash’s challenging behaviour stems from their attempts to cope with rejection from their absent parents. And full marks to these young actresses as they manage to reform their initially unlikeable roles into characters the audience will be completely behind by the end. We also get to spend more time with the buffoonish but sly Uncle Tristan, (realising that he has hidden sinister intent). A tour of his cluttered home allows a non-too subtle message about the evils of colonialism and the subjugation of other cultures to be delivered, but Brand’s delivery of some surprisingly adult put-downs keeps the tone light. Eventually kidnapping the Psammead, he wishes for the transformation of the mansion into an utterly tasteless pop art “Bond villain” lair, complete with a purple PVC-clad female army. This will give older audience members plenty to enjoy. But eventually the themes of being careful what you wish for emerge as the children realise that being able to have literally anything they want for themselves doesn’t guarantee happiness. Only by working together can they stand any chance of thwarting Tristan and rescuing the Psammead, and even giving their new combined family a chance to survive. Join Four Kids and It these holidays. Never mind the length, feel the quality. 8

Thu 8

2.00 Four Kids and It (PG) 5.00 The Secret Garden (2020) (PG) 2.00 The Secret Garden (2020) (PG) 8.00 Return to Ghandi Road (Final) 2.00 Four Kids and It (PG)

*****Mental Health Awareness Encore Screening***** Thu 8 8.00

My Year of Living Mindfully - Brought to you by Mariposa. Cheap tickets: $10 at Dragonfly or Soul

Fri 9 2.00 SHOW ME SHORTS (PG) Whānau Friendly 5.00 The Secret Garden (2020) (PG) (Final) 8.00 ***Tenet (M) Encore *** Sat 10 5.00 Four Kids and It (PG) (Final) 8.00 SHOW ME SHORTS (M) The Sampler Sun 11 5.00 Gauguin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost

Sun 11 8.00

The Mystery of Henri Pick (M)

Wed 14 5.00 Wed 14 8.00 Thu 15 2.00 8.00 Fri 16 5.00 8.00 Sat 17 5.00 8.00 Wed 21 5.00 8.00 Thu 22 2.00 8.00 Fri 23 5.00 8.00 Sat 24 5.00 8.00

***Britt-Marie Was Here (M) Encore *** Sweden 1h38 Comedy, Drama Subtitles Gauguin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost Matinee: The Booksellers The Mystery of Henri Pick (M) Hope Gap (M) The Broken Hearts Gallery (M) SHOW ME SHORTS (M) The Sampler Hope Gap (M) The Mystery of Henri Pick (M) The Booksellers Matinee: Hope Gap (M) The Broken Hearts Gallery (M) Gauguin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost (Final) Hope Gap (M) (Final) The Broken Hearts Gallery (M) THE BIG BIKE FILM NIGHT - One Screening only! Buy tickets direct: trybooking.co.nz/DHY Adults $22/Under 17 $17. Tickets sales (subject to availability) from Friday 23 Oct @ The Village Theatre.

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Movie Descriptions GAUGUIN IN TAHITI: PARADISE LOST 1h28 UK Art, Documentary The works of post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin, and his travels through the Pacific in the late 1800s. This stunning stateof-the-art film will also bring us to museums in Paris, Bretagne, Edinburgh, and the US. MY YEAR OF LIVING MINDFULLY 1h38 Documentary In the midst of a global mental health crisis, millions have turned to mindfulness. In a world-first experiment, journalist Shannon Harvey recruited a team of scientists to put mindful meditation to the test. SHOW ME SHORTS - Whānau Friendly (PG) 56min Short Films Children love short films! Take a wild ride on a tram that is off its tracks without brakes! Discover a meteorite that has crash-landed into Earth. Meet a magician who will teach us his magic tricks. And more... THE BOOKSELLERS USA 1h39 Documentary Passionate booksellers, New York book stores and the rare book community are the focus of this celebration of book culture. A rare glimpse of many unique objects and the obsessive hunt for the next great find. THE MYSTERY OF HENRI PICK (M) 1h40 Belgium, France An editor discovers and falls in love with an unpublished novel whose author died two years earlier. This adaptation of the novel of the same name is a polished package loaded with its unapologetically Recorded Live Performance Comedy, Drama, Mystery highfalutin literary references.

HOPE GAP (M) UK 1h40 Drama, Romance Two-time Oscar-nominated screenwriter William Nicholson directs Annette Bening and Bill Nighy in this relationship drama that sees a father telling his son that he plans to leave his mother. SHOW ME SHORTS – The Sampler (M) 1h29 Short Films Enjoy some of the best short films from NZ and around the world. Featuring a stroll through the streets of Naples, comedian Will Ferrell as a psychologist, paragliders in Nepal, a living statue, and much more... THE BIG BIKE FILM NIGHT 2020 (PG) Short Films Showcasing our 2020 collection that has everything a cyclecentric audience could want – action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is unashamedly designed for the two-wheel devotee! THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY (M) 1h48 USA Comedy, Romance A young woman can’t let go of everyday items her ex-boyfriend has left behind. Desperate to let go, she opens a gallery for trinkets from past relationships and opens it up to the public. THE SECRET GARDEN (2020) (PG) 1h39 France, UK Drama, When a young orphan is sent to Fantasy live with her uncle (Colin Firth) and his strict housekeeper (Julie Walters) in a mysterious country mansion, she discovers an enchanted garden that has long been hidden.

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Changes make applying for rates rebates easier

Second Hand Sunday is back on 18 October, so if you’ve been feeling the urge to spring clean your home and property, now is a good time to do it. Second Hand Sunday is a fun way to declutter and re-home unwanted household goods for free – anything from chairs, books, clothing or leftover bits and pieces from building projects – and a good chance to scour the region’s streets looking for pre-loved treasures.


The application process for the rates rebate scheme for the 2020/2021 year has changed to make it easier for people. The declaration within the application form no longer has to be witnessed by a Justice of the Peace or a Council staff member, making the whole process possible online or by post. If you have questions about rates rebates phone us any time on 03 543 8400.

Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund – apply now! The Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund applications are now invited until 31 October. The Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund offers help with travel costs for rural sports clubs and rural school teams. The fund is to help young people aged from 5 to 19 to participate in local sports competitions. Sport NZ fully funds the Rural Travel Fund, which Council administers locally on their behalf. Head to tasman.govt.nz/link/grants to check out the funding guidelines and complete the application form by 31 October.


COUNCIL HUI Unless otherwise stated, all meetings will be held at Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond. Strategy and Policy Committee Thursday 1 October 9.30 am. Public forum. Full Council Thursday 1 October 11.00 am. Public forum. Golden Bay Community Board Tuesday 13 October, 9.30 am. Golden Bay Service Centre, 78 Commercial Street. Public forum.

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How to take part: This is a joint effort between Tasman District Council and Nelson City Council, so you’ll need to register your address online at nelson. govt.nz/second-hand-sunday to take part. On the day, print off a letterbox poster, put your items out on your driveway by 10.00 am, and bring any leftovers in at the end of the day. Download the participant list on the Friday before, or pick up a copy from any Council office. Please don’t put out food, dangerous goods like faulty electrical equipment, or chemicals. The event will take place rain or shine.

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10am–1pm, Saturday 3 October Takaka Fire Station, 6 Motupipi Street • Watch car cutting and fire safety demos • Meet our local emergency services • Find out what it takes to volunteer with Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Nau mai, haere mai ki tā tātou rā whakatuwhera Friends and whānau 3 welcome 10am - 1pm Saturday October Takaka Fire Station 6 Motupipi Street



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Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is run annually by the Mental Health Foundation and, this year, took place from 21-27 September. Considered more timely than ever, due to Covid lockdown and employment stressors, this year’s theme was “Reimagine Wellbeing Together – He Tirohanga Anamata”. Inspired by the cause, Mariposa owner Tracey Brignole sponsored the local screening of the movie My Year of Living Mindfully. Mariposa general manager Kerryn McKay researched the movie, contacted the documentary maker, and applied for the screening rights. Tracey and Kerryn hired the Village Theatre and made free tickets available for the 21 September showing. “The tickets were snapped up,” Tracey said. She added that the main purpose was “to get people talking about mental health, as it’s often swept into the shadows”. She invited representatives from Te Whare Mahana to introduce the film. John Gawith (who also teaches mindfulness to Takaka Primary and Motupipi school students) spoke, followed by consumer advisor Alesha Hobbs. Attendees were generous on the night, donating a total of $719 to Te Whare Mahana. Manager Murray Wilson said the organisation did not have anything planned for the week as “we just didn’t have the capacity this year...We are really thankful and hugely grateful to Tracey.” The movie follows the journey of a journalist who meditated every day for 12 months. Scientists mapped her brain throughout the process, and the results showed benefits to her overall health and wellbeing. Tracey considers the movie to be an encouraging guide towards leading a calmer, less hectic life, using meditation as a mindfulness technique. This is the second year Mariposa staff have pooled their ideas to support MHAW. Last year they put together a booklet. “It’s a guide on things you could do to improve your mood,” explained Tracey. Staff contributed comfort food recipes, Killian Baker created a “cool cover” and the booklets were given away in return for a koha. Over $100 was raised for Te Whare Mahana. “Kerryn is fantastic. She organised and put the whole booklet together last year and made the movie happen this year,” said Tracey. The Village Theatre, in conjunction with Mariposa, will rescreen My Year of Living Mindfully at 8pm on Thursday 8 October. A koha box for Te Whare Mahana will be at the door. Tickets are available for $10 at Mariposa shops Soul and Kerry McKay, General Manager and Tracey Brignole, Owner of Mariposa organisers of the Mindfulness movie. Photo: Ronnie Short. Dragonfly.


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Also benefitting from the funding are Motueka Recreation Centre, Murchison Sport Recreation and Cultural Centre, Spring Grove Drill Hall, and Lower Moutere Memorial Hall. “This funding is a real bonus for everyone who uses these facilities. It’s good that we’ll be making these improvements sooner than planned for our residents to enjoy the benefits”, said TDC mayor Tim King. Chair of Collingwood Memorial Hall committee Carolyn le Compt said she was very pleased to receive the funding and is hoping to get the decorating work underway soon. “It has to be finished within three months, so we need to start shortly.”

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We’ve had zebra crossings and pelican crossings for some time but, in Golden Bay, we now have penguin crossings. Little blue penguins in the Tarakohe area can now cross Abel Tasman Drive more safely thanks to the recent installation of active warning signs near known nesting sites between Pohara and Ligar Bay. The two solar-powered signs are activated by approaching vehicles to warn motorists that penguins may be present. The displays flash only during the nesting season and at night. The total cost of the project is close to $30,000, of which around $17,000 was funded by the Lottery Environment and Heritage Committee, with the balance coming from Tasman District Council, the Top of the South Foundation, and the Mohua (Golden Bay) Blue Penguin Trust (MBPT) .

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Collingwood Memorial Hall will receive a minor make-over thanks to money from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF). The refurbishment will involve the interior painting of the toilet facilities and the community library. Collingwood’s cash is part of a $400,000 funding boost for Tasman District’s community halls which Tasman District Council staff applied for through the PGF.


Award winning songwriter Jenny Mitchell is about to embark on a South Island roadie with her singing sisters (Nicola and Maegan) and Dad (Ron) coming along for the ride. The Mitchell family are touring to celebrate the release of The Grainstore Sessions, a live, visual EP recorded in Oamaru. The Grainstore Sessions Tour is heading to The Mussel Inn next Wednesday and will be full of family harmonies and Southern wit. Jenny was awarded the 2019 Tui for Recorded Music NZ Best Country Artist and was the first kiwi to be nominated for Alt Country Album of the Year at the 2020 Australian Golden Guitar Awards. Originally from Gore, the Mitchell family have a deep love for the storytelling of country and folk music. If you think country music isn’t your thing, let Jenny convert you. Her style is unique and genre bending, reminiscent of the likes of Norah Jones and Eva Cassidy. Audiences can expect a family friendly show (a great school holiday treat) and an evening that is sure to delight music lovers of all ages. For more information, or to watch/listen to The Grainstore Sessions, head to: www.jennymitchell.co.nz Wednesday 7 October, 7pm at the Mussel Inn. Pre-sale tickets are $15 from www.jennymitchell.co.nz or door sales on the night, $20.


CLASSIFIEDS PERSONAL NOTICES / Pānui ake LAMOND, HEATHER MAE (nee WARD) Please join the family of Heather for a celebration of her life

Saturday 3 October, 2pm at East Takaka Hall Followed by private family interment of the ashes

PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui come together. Let our community be an example of shared concern and mutual goodwill in this unprecedented time. Leaflets for the whole week, with daily readings and prayers from different faiths, are available. Inserted by Golden Bay Quakers. Ph Helen Kingston 525 9596. RSC $8,000 Community Grant now open to applicants. Please call into the Country Store for an application form. Ph 525 9113. AMIKA SALE - 20%-50% off everything! NOW ON!

“TOWARDS a World Free of Poverty: Working for the World Bank”, a U3A presentation by Dr Christopher R Bennett. Learn about the operation of the World Bank and about Dr Bennett’s experiences working for it as an engineer. Senior Citizens’ Hall, Friday 9 October, 10.30am. All welcome. Non-members a gold coin. GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays. AL-ANON: ARE YOU AFFECTED BY SOMEONE ELSE’S DRINKING?

Marjorie “Sue” Byrne passed away 12/4/20 during lockdown.

Weekly meetings, 1.30pm Monday at the Catholic Hall. All welcome. Ph 0508 425 2666.

Friends and family of Sue and the Byrne family are invited to her graveside farewell at West Takaka Cemetery Saturday 10 October at 2pm. Alternative venue is the Rec Centre.

Working Bee Sunday 4 October Trappers meet 9.30am Freemans cottage, Triangle Flat Planting team meet 10am Freeman Cottage, Tirangle Flat. This team will be putting on last of shelters and mulching and releasing trees.

PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui 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.

Postponement day Thursday 8 October. Next community day scheduled for Thursday 5 November.

COULD people that pre-ordered avocado plants from Golden Bay Avocados for 2020 please contact Sarah, ph 027 525 9974 asap.

We are keen to hear from anyone keen to join in to help with trap lines or the revegetation project. Join us for a morning in our most stunning of landscapes. Contact marian@farmside.co.nz

GRAEME BEARDMORE, a share luncheon is planned for Saturday 3 October at the Collingwood hall to celebrate dad’s 90th birthday. Any who would wish to come along and spend time with him between 10.30am and around 4pm will be warmly welcomed by his family. Any inquiries to Sue Payne ph 524 8042. SHARED faith worship. As part of the Week of Prayer for World Peace (11 to 18 October 2020) a shared faith service will be held in the Catholic church (behind the stone church on Commercial Street, Takaka) on Wednesday 14 October at 5pm. This is a warm invitation to people of any faith or none to

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Collingwood Area School Hall 2pm

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Takaka Senior Citizens’ Hall 7pm

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Collingwood SUMMERS COMING and with that our extended hours. From Monday the 5th October, our hours will be as follows 8am – 7pm Monday – Sunday. Due to the ongoing request for cash withdrawals we will be installing an in store ATM Machine, this will be up and running for Labour weekend. Once again, a big thank you to all our valued customers for all your ongoing support. Regards Rosemary and all the team.

ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580.

ARCHITECTURAL design, residential housing. Ph Peter Fersterer 525 8132. BLINDS by Luxaflex, “Beauty is in the detail”. Visit Imagine designs 96b Commercial St, next to GB Glass, and view our Luxaflex blind stand or ph Tracey 027 440 0071 for a free measure and quote. CARS wanted. Will pick up for free (some conditions apply). Motueka Auto Parts. Ph 03 528 9576.

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TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga (Takaka). Ph Cheryl at Orange Mechanical Ltd 525 9991.

SURVEYING: topographical survey, construction and building set out, boundary location. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364.

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

TAKAKA Self Storage, Commercial Street. Units and containers. Secure yard with cameras. Ph 525 6181.

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

TREE removal, confined area felling, chipping, chipper hire. Fully insured. Ph 525 7597, 027 212 4020. WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726.

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.

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

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

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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. 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.

SEPTIC TANKS EMPTIED. Ph Chris 027 444 5334 or John 027 647 4913. SEWING SERVICE, NEEDLES, THREADS, WOOL, BEADS. Stitch ‘n Sew ph 525 8177.

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Helping Hands 525 6226

Te Whare Mahana Supported Employment

SHEERS, linen, textured, patterned, filter the sun this summer with a floor-to-ceiling billowing sheer on a double track. Ph Tracey at Imagine designs 027 440 0071.

Lawnmowing • Line Trimming • Garden Maintenance Riparian Planting • Scrub-Cutting • Gutter Cleaning Recycling • Pothole Repair • Waterblasting Window Cleaning • House Moves

STORAGE /container hire. Your place (anywhere) or mine

How Can We Help?


CARS? CARAVANS? Will buy certain models and pick up anything free or can be dropped off in Collingwood opposite the dump. Parts, tyres, batteries for sale. Support local.

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FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko SAW bench with folding elevator. 9HP Kubota diesel, $5000. Ph 027 333 5234.

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

PIANO, tuned, sweet tone, good action, offers. Belt and disc sander, standing, good condition, $200 ono. Ph 027 271 3222.

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

CAROLYN Simon, Craniosacral therapist, naturopath, medical herbalist. For appointments or flower essences text 027 483 5865, ph 525 8544. COMPLETE Healthcare with NIS by Neurolink, using neuroscience principles to achieve optimum health. 2019 Masters series. Practitioner Anne Michell. Ph 525 8733 or 027 751 7970.

CREATING Balance NZ. Cultivating health and wellbeing. Integral yoga and meditation practice. Private sessions, workshops, courses. Suitable for all ages and physical abilities. Ph 020 4145 1516, creatingbalancenz@gmail.com

COTTAGE PLANTS ONEKAKA is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4.30pm. Ph 525 9253.

Chiropractor Inga Schmidt

MSc (Chiro), DC, MNZCA

021 180 7789

MAZDA Bounty, 2004, 2.5l diesel, 330,000km, $8000. Ph 027 345 8684. Can view at 77 Meihana Street. PARMCO wall oven,gas hob, Wee Rad fire, range hood (new) Classic, fertiliser spreader for ride-on mower, 10hp Yardman chipper, two radiograms (1950s). Ph 03 544 2817.

Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St

www.healthfocus.co.nz ACC registered

ERICA van Sint Annaland Physiotherapy, Golden Bay Community Health. ACC and private visits. Ph 027 776 6111.

03 525 9113

IRIDOLOGY analysis, Herbalist, Reflexology, Reiki Master, Rongoā herbal medicine. Lisa Williams, ph 525 6150, txt 027 451 9797, www.goldenbayiridology.com MASSAGE: $50/hour. Ph Thomas 022 160 9101.

Fresh new delivery of plants now in store, beautiful colours, many of them are scented.

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

We also have the hard to find Vireya’s!

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.

Peat Moss Hauraki Gold 50ltr

REFLEXOLOGY - relax and regenerate. For appointments please contact Ariane Wyler ph/txt 021 0260 7607, happyfeetflex@gmail.com

normally $22.99

our price ONLY $17.99 a bale

SIMON Jones: Counselling, mediation, coaching. 28 years’ experience. Member NZAC. Ph 525 8542.

( offer expires 10.10.20 )

We now offer a Delivery Service *Charges apply

YOUTH and adult counselling. Ph 027 416 6815, email selena@ gbwct.org.nz

WANTED / Hiahia DISCMAN, suitable for talking books. Ph Richard 525 8243.

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

DAIRY grazing. Ph 022 171 3923. BEEF /beef cross calves, weaned or yearlings. Ph 022 171 3923.


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

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DRIVER available, spotless P-class license. Ph Sage 525 7698.

SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea CLEANER wanted for Pohara holiday home over the summer period. Ph Mark 027 337 3689.

Grant Watson

Manipulative Physiotherapist

Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

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

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko GARAGE sale. Saturday 3 October, 12 Labyrinth Lane, from 10am. Postponed if too wet. NEW copies of the book Whitebaiters Never Lie, $50. Ph 525 9373. Great birthday and Christmas presents.

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Gift Vouchers Available

GOLDEN Bay Glass. In Collingwood every Thursday. Ph 525 7274.

FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348. SLASH your electricity bill. Install a grid-connect PV system. Professional design and install. Ph Paul Stocker, Azimuth Renewables, 525 6019.

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CURTAIN tracks, available in ten colours and with various bracket options, suitable for every situation, can even include bends, no more nasty joins or limp brackets. Call into Imagine designs or call 027 440 0071 for a free measure and quote. BUILDING or renovating? AES Wastewater Treatment system: No power, 20-year warranty, supplying NZ from Golden Bay. www.et.nz, ph 525 9020.

SOLLYS Contractors BULK DISPATCH SUPPORT Sollys Contractors require the services of a person who is confident to provide operational and administrative support to our Bulk Team. This is a fulltime role based in Takaka. A background in transport, contracting or similar industries would be preferable. Essential skills required for this role include proficient computer and communication abilities. Key tasks will involve data entry, document processing, and use of our Transport Management System. We are seeking an intelligent pro-active person with a team minded attitude who has excellent communication skills when dealing with staff, customers, and external providers. The experience and training provided with this position will allow the successful applicant to further their career in operational logistics within Sollys. Remuneration will be in line with experience. A full Job Description is available upon request. Apply to: Wynne Adrian

PO Box 162

Systems Manager


E mail hr@sollys.co.nz

Ph 03-525 9843


24 Pohutukawa Place, Pohara

In celebration of all the new cycleways in Golden Bay

We are giving away an E-Bike

New Listing For Sale: Open Home:

TENDER: Closes 1pm, Tues 3rd November 2020 - Will NOT be sold prior Sunday 4th October 12:00pm -12:30pm

LUCKY LAST - MAKE IT YOURS - Situated on the hilside above Pohara beach, this is the lucky last of the Pohutukawa Place sections to be offered by the developer. This 4912sqm (1.2 acre) lot is bounded by lifestyle blocks either side and a reserve in front. The 800sqm flat area will be the spot to build, and building covenants do apply. Request a Tender pack today.

Billy Kerrisk Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

Everyone who lists and sells with Ray White Golden Bay before 1st December 2020 will be in the draw.

7 Falconer Road, Pohara Valley

33 Selwyn Street, Pohara

New Listing/Open Home

New Listing/Open Home

814 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara

Open Home For Sale: Open Home:

$250,000 Sunday 4th October 11:30am -12:00pm

For Sale: TENDER: Closes 1pm, Tues 27th Oct Open Home: Sunday 4th October 2:00 - 2:30pm

For Sale: Open Home:

MOTIVATION LOCATION RENOVATION - We're all doing a lot of box ticking this month, may as well keep going.....this three bedroom home with double garage and 3683m2 of contoured land is a seriously good option for your future post COVID! Quiet location – tick! Bush – tick! Walk to the beach – tick! Elevated – tick! Orchard – tick! Doer upper – tick!

SUNNY POHARA SECTION - Someone is going to get lucky here and buy one of the last undeveloped seaside sections in Pohara. They can't make any more land! So, get in quick and build yourselves a lovely beach house to make the most of that northerly view, directly down the driveway, to the beach and the bay. Best not to delay making the call on this one!

SET DATE OF SALE: Closes 4pm, Thurs 15th Oct Sunday 4th October 1:00 - 1:30pm

PEACOCK COTTAGE POHARA - It's hard to imagine now, but back before leisure and pleasure were in our vocabulary, Pohara was just another coastal farm and this was the shepherd's cottage! Situated just across the road from the campground, the sea can be heard but not seen from this sheltered 900sqm section. That takes nothing away from the place, I assure you.

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


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23 Old Wharf Road, Motueka

P: 03 528 7530

E: motueka@flooringxtra.co.nz


PROPERTY WANTED / Rawa hiahia PROPERTY or land (maximum 10 ha) within 30 minutes’ of Takaka. Private, sunny, distant views. dth@slingshot.co.nz ONE /two-bedroom cottage with at least some land, long term, or lease some land on which we could place a static caravan or tiny house. Prefer north of Takaka and close to the beach but will consider anything. Sober, retired couple, can supply references. Up to $300/week. Have well trained dog

and a naughty cat. Ph 027 715 7954 or email knowtogrowltd@ gmail.com AWESOME patch of land wanted to purchase or lease. I have a stylish transportable small home ready to live in. Just looking for that special place with a sea view. It’s an interim move for six-12 months or more. If you have such a spot please ph 021 0266 0509. 17

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.

GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays. Late fees apply until 4pm Tuesdays. Paradise Entertainment and Collingwood On the Spot store are our agents.

COURTHOUSE CAFÉ, Collingwood. Open 7 days, 8.30am2pm. Pizzas on Friday nights. Ph 524 8194.

COSTUME HIRE, closed until 21 October when normal hours resume.

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

ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10am12.30pm, Onekaka Hall.

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. MAD CAFE & RESTAURANT is open until next lockup. Thursday-Sunday, 4-8pm and 11am-2pm Saturday and Sunday. Coffee 24/7 when about. OLD SCHOOL CAFÉ, Pakawau. Open 4pm-late, Thursday, Friday. 11am-late, Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Ph 524 8457.

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

AGM NOTICES TE Whare Mahana AGM, Thursday 15 October, 4.30pm, Mohua Social Services community hall, 88 Commercial St, Takaka. Please RSVP by Friday 9 October, ph 525 7647 or twm@twm. org.nz LIVING Wood Fair AGM, Thursday 15 October, 6pm at the Roots Bar. All welcome.

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER ECSTATIC DANCE, 5-7pm, go wild, release, create connection with others. Kotinga hall, $15-20. Epic playlist by Sybille and Jay TOTALLY ROASTED Friday night wood-fired pizza is back on from 4pm till 7pm, dine in or take away, ph 525 9396 for orders.


TUESDAY 6 OCTOBER BADMINTON, GBHS gym, 7-9pm. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007.


THURSDAY 8 OCTOBER SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARVES, a pantomime. 7.30pm at The Playhouse, Park Ave. Doors open from 7pm. $18 adults, $10 members, $10 children, advance sales from Stitch ‘n Sew. A Takaka Drama Society production. DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 10am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007. SENIOR CITIZENS ANNUAL MEETING, 2pm. All welcome.

FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARVES, a pantomime. 7.30pm at The Playhouse, Park Ave. Doors open from 7pm. $18 adults, $10 members, $10 children, advance sales from Stitch ‘n Sew. A Takaka Drama Society production.

LIVE MUSIC ART & DANCE Rocktober Schedule

M Sat 3 Oct 7pm - Brian Shone Sat 10 Oct 7pm - Francis Maxino A Sat 17 Oct 7pm - Tina Bridgman D Sat 24 Oct 7pm - Rennie & Colm Café Enquiries/Bookings ph 021 107 6312 TREE PLANTING Working Bee @ Parapara Reserve

10-12 Sunday Oct 4

Parapara Valley Road Please bring a spade if you have one.

LATER EVENTS SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARVES, a Pantomime. 8-17 October. Tickets from Stitch ‘n Sew. See display advert on next page for more details. 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.

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1pm, Tuesday 20 October 2020


Programmes to listen out for Healthy Options - Sally Rees from Natural Nosh offers simple solutions for a healthier lifestyle incorporating a Raw Food Diet. Kindly supported by First Class Accounts and airs every second Saturday morning at 11:00, replaying the following Thursday morning at 6:40 Eco Postcards - Joanna Santa Barbara presents an Eco Postcard, focusing on sustainability and the environment. Eco Postcards airs Monday afternoons at 3:30 and replaying Saturday morning at 9:50 For the Love of Wine - The New Zealand world of wine is full of colourful people who are all passionate about their craft. Journalist Kirsten Roedsgaard is passionate about New Zealand wine and invites people in the wine Industry to talk about their careers, back ground, wines and more. For the Love of Wine airs every second Sunday evening at 5:00

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Golden Bay weather forecast Valid from Friday 2 October until Tuesday 6 October Friday: Northwesterlies freshening. Cloud increasing with a few showers developing later, especially about the ranges. Saturday: Westerlies, strong west and north of Collingwood. Brief rain, soon then clearing to fine weather. Sunday: Westerlies prevailing. Fine and cloudy intervals. Monday: Westerlies tending northwest. Fine although some cloud in the west later. Tuesday: Northwesterlies freshening. Cloud increasing and some rain later.

PHONE: 027 525 8679 EMAIL: admin@gbweekly.co.nz OFFICE HOURS: : Monday-Wednesday 9am-5pm DEADLINE FOR ALL ADVERTISING/LETTERS: Noon Tuesday. LATE SURCHARGE: Until 4pm on Tuesday: classified ads $5; display ads 10% surcharge (min $5). AGENTS: Paradise Entertainment, 71 Commercial Street, Takaka or Collingwood On the Spot store, Tasman Street. ADVERTISING COSTS: Classifieds: 55c/word. Display ads: contact us for details or see the website.

Enquiries phone: 03 525 9843

While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information in this publication, The GB Weekly does not accept any responsibility for errors or omissions or for any consequences arising from reliance on information published. The content of submitted material is not necessarily endorsed by the owners.

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.


Sollys Contractors are proud sponsors of this weather forecast.



GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them each Sunday, 10am at Takaka and 4.45pm at Collingwood.

Flea Market Day @ Pakawau Hall

ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for Holy Communion at 10am. Rev Dr Don Fergus. Sermon: “Here’s another story. Listen closely.”

Tables supplied, car boot sales welcome too - all $5 10am-1pm

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

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th October

Kahurangi Christian Church

Book your table NOW Ph 027/03-5248202

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.

Friday 2nd October

alanjahjah en de eaggerlings $5

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

Saturday 3rd October



Sunday Service 10am

Saturday 10th October STATE OF EUPHORIA

All Welcome ☺

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

mamapsy // sharkra Saturday 17th October




GOLF 22 September. 3rd Qualifying round/Barnett/ and 8th LGU (nett): M Solly 75, S Bensemann 77. 26 September. Stableford: R Dyce 36, W Collie 35, S Kerr 35. Closest to pins: 3/12 R Miller, 4/13 & 8/17 R Ancell, 9/18 R Westrupp. Twos: R Westrupp. Happy wanderer: J Crocker. Best gross: W Collie 73. BRIDGE 23 September. Championship Pairs: N/S: C Mead/J Beatson 64.08%, L Godden/B Burdett 52.08%, C Webster/R McDonald48.25%. E/W: S Van Wijngaarden/J Edmondson 54.2%, P Wood/H Curtis 54.1%, D McDonald/J Morgan 52.3%. H/cap: N/S: C Mead/J Beatson 68.9%, C Webster/R McDonald 58.83%, K Vanderstruys/L Scurr 56.87%. Znouzectnost E/W: D McDonald/J Morgan 64.54%, P Taylor/T Packard 63.94%, C Christiansen/A Hunt 60.70%. 25 September. Spring Fling: B Burdett/L Godden 58%, T Packard/C Mead 56%, S Van Wijngaarden/E Bradshaw 56%. H/cap: T Packard/C Mead 67%, B Burdett/L Godden 62.54%, S Van Wijngaarden/E Bradshaw 61.65%. HOCKEY Players packed into vehicles and made the drive to Saxton Field for one last game of the season. The high-school team was first up. Players took to the huge smooth surface and adapted quickly. The Federal team fought hard, but couldn’t match the heart Takaka operated with and were continuously closed down. Experienced players Jamal and Anya Murray were incredibly selfless in their guidance and set their fellow team mates up time and time again to dominate in attack. It’s hard to name a standout player in this match, because I truly believe that it was an all-out team effort. Everyone contributed with everything they had. Shout outs to Isaac for two goals and to Bodie for your style and flair. Final result Takaka 3-1. The seniors lined up against last year’s rivals and went to war. Takaka took advantage of their lack of goalie and scored early in the first quarter. I did it just to get them quaking in their boots. Our goal was quickly matched, so we got another one. We went to half time in a draw. They opened the second half with another goal, making it 3-2; so John Byrne fired up and responded with another. This tit-for-tat was great. We were in with a real chance for a while there, however, their fitness and polished style coupled with our lack of Jimmy prevailed. They nailed out three quick successive goals, dashing our winning hopes. Final result Federal 6-3. None of us cared though. The turf, the team and the clean classy hockey made us feel like winners on the day. Man and lady of the match: Jamal and Anya Murray. We all feel stronger with you behind us; holy wow, I can’t believe you played two full games in a row. My ode to the weirdest of years: Thank you for the laughter, thank you for your kindness, thank you for the friendship, thank you for your time, thank you for your efforts, thank you for the community, thank you for the exceptional hockey. Hustle, hit and never quit. When your legs can’t run anymore... run with your heart. I hope you all have a wonderful summer. Thanks for an epic winter. Zara Pedersen, Golden Bay Hockey association.

Saturday 24th October


The Mussel Inn

Gourmet food & burgers, Open fire, Good beer, Good people

Coming Up...


OCTOBER Sat 3rd LEMONGRASS $5 Wed 7th J E N N Y M I T C H E L L - tickets online

$15+bf/$20 door if available

Thur 8th QUIZ - all welcome, 7.30pm Sat 10th SWAMPTHING $20 CANCELLED Tues 13th THE BETHS - tickets online

$29+bf/$35 door if available

Thur 15th The JORDAN LUCK BAND - tickets online

$40+bf/$50 door if available

Sat 17th VOTE!!! Thur22nd QUIZ – all welcome, 7.30pm Sat 24th SEA MOUSE $5 Sun 25th HOPETOUN BROWN $15 Thur 29th ACID ON THE MICROPHONE – open mic,

all welcome, $5


Halloween show tickets online $20/$25 door


Takaka Drama Society proudly presents a Pantomime

Snow White

& The Seven Dwarfs Written By Ben Crocker Thurs Oct 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th Show starts 7.30pm Sun Oct 11th Matinee Show starts 2pm Cash Bar The Playhouse, Takaka Tickets Stitch ‘n Sew, Takaka Adults $18, Children $10, Members $10

“Fun for the whole family” THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 2020



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