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Darren Foxwell (foreground) and Brian Hansen (background) of Wainui Volunteer Rural Firefighters simulate the spread of a rural fire. Photo: Ronnie Short. RONNIE SHORT

Last Saturday, between 10am and 1pm, Golden Bay’s emergency services teams put on an impressive “open day” event. Their aim was to recruit more volunteers by educating and inspiring the public. As Philip Woolf, Fire Chief for the Takaka Brigade, explained: “It’s all about the environment and the community.” The initiative was well supported, with police, St John, Land Search and Rescue (LandSAR) from the Bay and Nelson, plus local Fire and Emergency, in attendance. “We’ve got Nelson crew here with the elevated platform – which is the big fire truck, which is pretty special. First time for that appliance,” said Philip. He pointed out some of the displays and events of the day, including a blow-up tent used to exit burning buildings. “The message is to get down, get low and get out.” Inside were examples of fire safety supplies, sprinklers and 3D virtual reality goggles. The goggles allow the wearer a totally immersive,

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realistic experience of being guided through a fire. Equipment aside, Philip said there was a pressing need for more personnel. “At the moment we have space in administration support and we are light in firefighters.” Wouter de Maat volunteers for both St John and LandSAR. The LandSAR team experienced a surge of new volunteers following the huge operation that took place on the West Coast of Golden Bay in June. “At the moment we are actually full,” said Wouter. Sara Chapman leads our Civil Defence team. The main Emergency Operations Centre is based in Richmond, and each area has its own local controller. They are known as the New Zealand Response Team (NZRT). The Nelson NZRT specialises in urban rescue, which includes searching buildings, rubble, and flood zones. Behind the Takaka station, a demonstration of the Jaws of Life equipment – used to cut people from damaged vehicles – was watched by an audience of fascinated onlookers.

Darren Foxwell and Brian Hansen of the Wainui Volunteer Rural Firefighters held a dramatic demonstration of grass fire propgation. Dry grass was ignited on a purpose-built incline to show how rapidly fire spreads uphill, but slows as it spreads downhill, only to speed up again on the next incline. Paper houses were consumed by the flames as children watched, shouting “Look! The houses are all being burnt!” The Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) organisation is still evolving and currently a significant amount of training and support for Bay personnel is provided from over the Hill. As many of our local volunteers work for more than one team, their individual training sometimes crosses over. “Last weekend we did a basic First Aid course,” explained Darren, “so we can respond if we are there before St John, which only has one ambulance. We all need to pull together.” To volunteer contact Darren Foxwell at 027 525 8780 or Philip Woolf at 027 4516 076 More photos on page 5.

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Tasman District Council ( TDC) has declined the Government’s offer of a $20m loan for the development of Port Tarakohe. The loan was to help fund the upgrade, detailed in TDC’s 2019 report Upgrade of Port Tarakohe Business Case, required to handle increased mussel production and improve recreational facilities. Mayor Tim King said the loan placed too much risk on TDC. “We appreciate the Crown’s offer, but ultimately a loan has to be repaid. It is disappointing we won’t be able to invest in this proposal for Port Tarakohe, but the upgrade isn’t financially viable under the current funding model.” The business case agreed a total project cost of $28.3m, of which $22.07m was be financed by a PGF grant. At the time, TDC stated that the grant funding was the only option to meet the upfront capital expenditure. This was because TDC’s financial strategy includes a net debt cap of $200 million. With the forecast for net debt currently sitting at $199.7 million, further cost blow-outs of the Waimea Dam project, which cannot be ruled out, would create a huge financial headache. It was this prospect that led to the decision. “While we are disappointed that the development is unable to progress in its current form, we acknowledge the TDC position with regard to taking on additional debt,” said Tim. Despite the upgrade being put on hold, Tim said the port remained an important strategic and community asset for Golden Bay and TDC would continue to work with stakeholders on the future operations of the port and options for staged redevelopment. General Manager Marine Farming Association Ned Wells echoed the mayor’s sentiments and reaffirmed the industry's interest in expanding aquaculture operations. “The mussel industry remains committed to growth in Golden Bay and has already invested millions in obtaining water space and developing farm infrastructure. Despite this hiccup, the industry will continue to bring job opportunities and GDP to Golden Bay.” But he stressed that an upgrade is desperately required, and stakeholders would be seeking alternative means of achieving their end goal. “Port Tarakohe is not currently fit for purpose and the mussel industry will be working with TDC to ensure that the facility is improved, either through a different funding mechanism or in a staged manner.”

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At just 14 years of age, Lewis Langford offers guidance to people of all ages who suffer from anxiety. He recently launched an online workshop called Every Moment is a New Beginning, and provided a platform, using Zoom, where participants could share their anxieties and receive feedback from one who has walked the talk. Lewis suffers from anxiety to the point where, in the past, he stepped down from achieving what he could have due to negative thoughts – for example, pulling out of a speech contest and not participating in Lip Synch due to thinking all his friends would laugh at him. Lewis enthused about his experience at a Landmark Forum. “It’s amazing. They teach you a whole bunch of tips to help. I still have anxiety – it doesn’t go away, so…I got the tips and tricks and I’ve been using them.” He is also inspired by his auntie, who runs a successful business as a life coach. She has been very supportive of Lewis’s journey and has mentored him as he offers coaching to others. Fourteen people signed up for his first workshop. Lewis was “blown away” with the response. “I got them to share their stories…they all related back to me.” Afterwards, he said he felt incredible. “I was so energetic and just wanted to do more and more and more. “I asked them all to come back to me with their results. Only one adult did – the tip I gave him helped him to do a


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speech.”That adult also said he liked how Lewis had worked with an anxious boy on the course. Finding it quite disappointing that more of the first group didn’t get back to him, Lewis has decided he needs to develop his profile a bit more, keep working on self-development, think about what to study in the future and “Just keep being a kid”.

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Exciting developments in the theatre world will have farreaching benefits for actors and audiences in Golden Bay and over the wider region. Local DramaLAB director Martine Baanvinger has just returned from intensive Zen Zen Zo training in Christchurch with an ensemble of six Golden Bay actors, to whom she introduced the Japanese Suzuki and American Viewpoint methods in her most recent production, Ark- atypical. “The three-day course was amazing,” said Martine. “As a DramaLAB ensemble we grow over the years; we keep training and deepening and as we continue creating performances, so the level of the performance each time goes up. The audience will notice that because these actors become trained actors.” Martine is booked into the Tahi Festival for Solo Work in Wellington from 20-24 October, to participate in workshops and panel discussions, and to perform her solo play, Solitude, that travelled New Zealand last year with Arts on Tour. Before leaving, she will perform Solitude in Golden Bay at the Kotinga Hall on October 16 (tickets from Unlimited Copies) and at the Playhouse in Mapua on 18 Oct, taking this highly acclaimed


play to over 50 performances in total. With 100 students now, Martine feels the need to spread the load. She is embarking on two networking projects that will ultimately support her and strengthen theatre in the Top of the South. Firstly, she is creating a DramaLAB membership to encourage greater involvement within the local arts community through the shared input of skills, knowledge and time. Secondly, having recently met other Nelson theatre professionals while attending the Performing Arts Conference (PANZ) in Auckland, she realised how isolated from the rest of the country she was in Golden Bay. She has now initiated the Top of the South Professional Performing Artists Collective, not yet a legal entity but already involving other professional producers, directors, venue managers, actors and dancers. “There are so few of us in such a wide geographical area,” she said. “We want to support each other, to create more awareness and educate people about what performing arts are. We’re not amateurs; we’ve been trained. We’ve been doing this for years. This is about professional people coming together and strengthening each other.”

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Big thanks to local fire crews

I am very grateful to a nearby resident who called 111 after noticing the spread of a fire in our wetland area at Ligar Bay on Sunday 4 October, and for the impressive response from the fire service with members coming from Wainui and Upper Takaka as well as Takaka. I am very aware of the disruption to family life caused by such call outs. The deployment of a helicopter with a monsoon bucket ensured that the fire did not continue up the gorsey hillside. Thanks again. I promise not to light another fire outdoors on our property and am cancelling my fire permit. Derry Kingston

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Two long-term New Zealand health studies, the Dunedin and Christchurch longitudinal studies, have found that cannabis use causes problems for a small proportion of users. So it should be illegal, right? No. The lead medical researchers in both of those studies have publicly said they will vote yes in the upcoming cannabis referendum – because making cannabis illegal does not stop people from using it, and because illegality makes it harder for people to get help. There is a reason that leading public health organisations, including the Public Health Association and the NZ Drug Foundation, are campaigning for a yes vote. It’s not because these organisations favour cannabis use; it’s because the evidence shows that a legal, controlled market is the best way to keep people safe. The Prime Minister’s chief science advisor has thoroughly assessed overseas evidence in order to help Kiwis understand the referendum’s likely consequences. If you’re concerned about legal cannabis, that report (www.pmcsa.ac.nz) should ease your mind. Due to my role in the medicinal cannabis movement, I continue to get questions from community members from all walks of life who need cannabis for their loved ones but can’t afford the legal options. I too am in this boat. In spite of serving as one of the government’s medicinal cannabis advisors last year, I myself can’t access the legal medicinal market. That’s why medicinal cannabis patients are campaigning for the referendum to pass, so that we can access quality-controlled cannabis without expensive pharmaceutical standards. From a health perspective, a yes vote is the only sensible choice. Rebecca Reider

Dam costs scupper port upgrade

I am relieved that TDC councillors have decided the $20m loan, to upgrade Port Tarakohe, was not viable. What a pity the previous council hadn’t recognised that loan funding the Waimea Dam was grossly “not viable”. If there wasn’t that deadweight on council finances, and our rates, we could have coped with the relatively minor $20m debt.

And the port, as a council asset, would produce a financial benefit. Beth McCarthy

Pointing the finger

This is in response to Cath Welsh’s letter about mussel farming (GBW, 02/10). I understand Cath cares a lot about Golden Bay. It seems like she is enchanted with its natural, age-old beauty. She seems to be equally dismayed at the noise and pollution the mussel industry brings to Golden Bay. This is a common thread in the letters to the editor and I agree we have to talk about the extent of this industry. It shouldn’t be the decision of a few but of all of us living here. What I didn’t understand in Cath’s letter was the essentially racist argument that “the little men” should go live in and pollute China seeing as this is where a lot of the mussels get exported to. On the surface this might make sense but I invite you to have a dig around just one drawer in your kitchen and see how many products made in China you find there. Then check the label on your clothes. Bangladesh, perhaps? I’m sure there are quite a few Chinese people who would have something to say about the factories polluting their environment when pretty much all of its products go into export. Living on this earth means impacting it. In what shape is up to us. It’s always easier to point the finger at others than putting our own house in order. Nina Sobhani

Message from Maureen Pugh

I want to apologise to Golden Bay residents for not being able to attend election meetings at Collingwood and Takaka last weekend. Suffering an upper respiratory infection and with little voice left, I don’t think anyone would have thanked me for spreading germs around at a public meeting, so I had to stay away. With the flu-like symptoms I had, on the advice of a local GP, I took the precaution of taking a Covid test, which was negative. Thanks to everyone for their understanding on this. Rob Webb, Communications Specialist

Clueless on climate change

One question put to candidates at the “meet the candidates” meeting in Takaka was: “On a scale of 1 to 10, what is the importance of climate change, and what do you plan to do about it?”. Some responded like rabbits caught in the headlights: bemused, blank, surprised, as if the idea hadn’t ever crossed their minds. One of these, who at first had no idea what to say, gave it a “10”, when prompted by the audience. Others sat on the fence with a “5” with no ideas of any plans. Labour gave it “8” and the Greens and two independents answered with a “10”. Do we just not get it? Is it easier to deny what’s happening and like a certain world leader, call climate change “fake news” and “alternate facts” and bury our heads in the sand? How will you vote for the future of your children and grandchildren? Felicity Burgers

Government needs strong opposition

We find ourselves in a crazy time where the civilised world going wild with the virus that might be the end or beginning of a different world. If we did not have an election and a cannabis referendum, our Golden Bay world would be happy and peaceful as most days. But the election and a referendum remind us that we have to make a decision that will affect our future as well. So what to do? So many prophecy about the future and then all these parties promise us that they will do something good for us in Wellington. After serious thinking and discussion, we came to a genius conclusion to vote for the opposition, because a strong opposition is making the government work harder, seriously , and making our citizens more free and safe. But what is a good opposition party and candidate? I can not tell you this, otherwise I might be at risk that this letter will not get published. However, we know it must be a new party which is independent and very advanced. Good Luck for the future and please go for it. Thank you. Ursus / Black Bear

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Debuting recently on Netflix, director Jeff Orlowski’s latest documentary The Social Dilemma appears to have created more distress than anything found in the horror section. Where his previous features have dealt with threats to coral reefs and polar ice caps, this 93 minutes of must-see television highlights a severe and personal threat that you might be carrying in your pocket right now. The addictiveness of social media should come as no surprise to anyone, but what this documentary focuses upon is how deliberately this dependence has been engineered. The first alarm is sounded by pointing out that the description “user” is applied to a relationship with drugs and in the online world. The talking heads in this documentary are former employees of Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Google, whose disillusionment with the brutal monetisation of these “apparently free” social media sites has led them to speak out. The main proponent is Tristan Harris, a former Google “design ethicist” and co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology. Called “the closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience”, he is vocal about the dangers of social media as a “digital pacifier,” but also how this dependency is exploited. “If you’re not paying for a product, you are the product,” is a well-used quote applied devastatingly here as we are presented with the ominous sounding term “Surveillance Capitalism”. Essentially: rather than social media becoming a unifying force for communication, instead the data gleaned from our every post, like and search is exploited to customise our own “feed,” keeping us online longer and guaranteeing more views for paid advertisers. “Friendly” social media organisations, ostensibly plying their “free” services have actually become among the wealthiest businesses on the planet. This might send a shiver down the spine of any of us who’ve encountered the phenomenon of discovering a prominent advert for a product and service on your social media which you only discussed for the first time the previous night.

But The Social Dilemma suggests that this is only the beginning, that manipulating a user’s online feed for the purposes of massive consumerism is nothing compared to the real harm which can apparently be done. The “talking heads” format is broken up nicely by the dramatised misadventures of a family who are personally affected by the manipulations of their social media accounts. We see the self esteem of the youngest daughter, Isla, eroded by thoughtless responses to her posted “selfie” pictures. It’s a path that has tragically led to self-harm, and worse, for many. Meanwhile, her older brother Ben has his own initially innocent curiosity weaponised against him, as he comes under the dark influence of conspiracy theorists and extremist agitators. This might seem a leap, but is depicted by the documentary’s most innovative sequences as actor Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men) personifies three aspects of the insidious algorithm shaping Ben’s feed. As they probe and explore to see which images and messages are achieving the greatest interaction, an initially amorphous hologram display gradually forms into a perfect facsimile avatar of Ben. Hanging mindlessly and jerking like a puppet, “Ben” continuously turns to blankly scan everything the dispassionate algorithms put in front of him. This is a deeply disturbing image. More disturbing still is what happens in the real world, as the manipulated young man disastrously falls victim to the militant propaganda he has been immersed in. The Social Dilemma delivers a forceful message, which has apparently seen many viewers cancel their own social media accounts afterwards. But there has been a backlash, notably with Facebook publishing a comprehensive seven-point rebuttal to the documentary’s claims. And in some ways, The Social Dilemma can be as manipulative as the “digital dragons” it claims to be fighting. Whatever the motivations, it cannot be denied that this documentary should be seen by anyone who engages with the online world, and that is nearly all of us.

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Voices heard at respectful hustings

Takaka hustings: Candidates for the West Coast-Tasman electorate. From left: Bil Gardener (ACT), Luke King (Outdoors), Anne Fitzsimon (Advance NZ), Peter Ewen (Independent), Damien O’Connor (Labour), Richard Osmaston (Money Free), Jack Collin (Social Credit), Jackie Farrelly (NZ First). Not pictured: Karl Barkley (New Conservative). Absent: Maureen Pugh (National), Cory Aitken (Independent). Photo: Jo Richards.


There was something of an end-of-term feeling at the Golden Bay hustings on Sunday, as the 10 hopefuls performed the final gigs on their “road tour” around the West Coast-Tasman electorate. Candidates from across the political spectrum were allowed to deliver their messages – on subjects as diverse as the national debt, cannabis legalisation, social inequity, and whitebait – without interruption, and rivals even applauded each other’s contributions. Perhaps it was a camaraderie forged over days of gruelling electioneering. Whatever it was, the civilised debate, conducted in a small corner of New Zealand, was a refreshing antidote to the unedifying, toxic spectacle unfolding half a world away in the so-called world’s greatest democracy. Although the South Island has been at Alert Level 1 for some time, Covid-19 still managed to have its say; National Party candidate Maureen Pugh sent her apologies explaining that she was self-isolating on medical advice. Todd Addison stood in for her at the Takaka meeting. Independent Cory Aitken simply hadn’t been able to get out of his work commitments. The 10 who made it to the platform – first at Collingwood Area School, and later at Takaka Senior Citizens Hall – were, in no particular order: Steve Richards (Green), Karl Barkley (New Conservative), Richard Osmaston (Money Free), Jack Collin (Social Credit), Anne Fitzsimon (Advance NZ), Peter Ewen (Independent), Bill Gardener (ACT), Luke King (Outdoors), Jackie Farrelly (NZ First) and Damien O’Connor (Labour). Each is standing for parliament in our geographically vast electorate, which extends almost the entire length of the west coast of the South Island – from Awarua Point in the south, all the way up to Farewell Spit. At the last general election in 2017, 83 per cent of those registered turned out to vote, returning long-standing representative Damien O’Connor with a majority of around 5,500 over Maureen Pugh. Together these two collected 84 per cent of votes cast, so unless there is a seismic shift in opinion, there are likely to be slim pickings for the other candidates. But theirs is not the hopeless case that it may appear. Under the MMP voting system, Damien and Maureen are almost certain to retain their seats, because of their elevated positions on their party’s lists, and a minority candidate could theoretically join them as a third MP for the electorate. The format of the two-hour meetings was carefully designed by Grey Power and Pakawau/Bainham Rural Women to allow each candidate a four-minute slot. After all manifestos had been delivered, a series of pre-submitted questions were posed by facilitator Liz Thomas, with all candidates allocated an equal time to respond. Strict timekeeping, coupled with compliant speakers, maintained order and ensured speech overruns were few and far between. During the debates, many topics were raised but common themes of national debt, health care, primary industries, social inequality, and the environment dominated the sessions. As might be expected, much of the discussion focused on rural issues, many with a West Coast emphasis, such as mining, farming regulations, 1080, and whitebait. High up on just about everyone’s agenda were the longterm implications of the rising national debt – largely a result of recent Government spending to counteract the economic impacts of Covid-19. The solution, according to Jack, was “to THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER 2020

use our own Reserve Bank rather than borrowing money from overseas,” an aspiration supported by several other candidates. Anne proposed reforming the Reserve Bank, while Bill simply stated, “We can’t go on borrowing from overseas.” Speaking from experience close to the heart of Government, Damien said Labour would ensure New Zealand ended up with an enviable debt burden. “We will issue bonds and pay it down using inflation.” Richard took an entirely different view, outlining his philosophy to abolish money’s “fake tokens” and replace the financial system with a resource-based economy in which voluntary labour does all the “important things”. The distribution and allocation of money was at the core of much of the debate, whether about healthcare, poverty, housing, defence or taxation. It was perhaps on the issue of environment that the greatest differences emerged, with Anne arguing that New Zealand should pull out of United Nations Agenda 21—a resolution aimed at sustainable development—as well as repeal freshwater legislation and Resource Management Act obligations for Significant Natural Areas (SNAs). The impact of SNAs on farmers was also highlighted by Jack, Jackie, Luke – and Peter, who pointed out the unfairness of landowners losing rights over their property without compensation. “Farmers should be paid full compensation.” Bill’s big focus was mining and how it could boost the economy of the region and the nation. “This electorate has a mass of minerals.” His call to expand extractive industries was supported by Anne, Todd and Peter. Reflecting parochial rather than global concerns, there was more discussion about whitebait than the great environmental question of our time – climate change. Steve talked about “hard decisions ahead”, saying the Green Party is the only one showing leadership on climate change. During a quick-fire question round on the topic, Bill, Steve, Damien and Richard acknowledged the urgency of addressing the problem, while the others were either unconvinced or questioned whether New Zealand’s unilateral actions would have any significant impact on global emissions. The discussion of environmental policy also included the use of 1080 and glyphosate, as well as subsidies for solar panels and electric cars. One specific project, the Waimea Dam, became a major talking point, with opinion split between conducting a full review (Anne), stopping it altogether (Karl), and pumping in additional central Government funding (Jack, Peter, Steve, Jackie and Damien). Despite the serious nature of the subject matter, the meetings were conducted in good humour, with the biggest laugh of the day coming at the Takaka meeting when Peter lauded the National Party’s impressive green credentials for “recycling Judith Collins”. At the end of four hours of statements, questions and answers, it was difficult to tell whether the any of the public had changed their voting intentions, but many will have come away with a good feeling about this aspect of the democratic process – respectful and well-run meetings that allowed each candidate to be heard.


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On Saturday 17 October at 10am, Motupipi school will be transformed into a gardener’s delight. With over 2500 plants, ranging from house plants to succulents, fruit trees to natives, vegetable seedlings and everything between, there will be something for everyone. There will be a café with coffee and a range of baking, as well as a sausage sizzle to keep your energy up and plants galore. The bouncy castle and the school playground will keep the kids entertained while you shop. This event is being organised by the Motupipi School fundraising committee, who help fund so many great opportunities and experiences for its tamariki. Access to parking will be via a farm road off Abel Tasman drive, about 200m past the school, which will lead fair goers to the school field. This will be well signposted. Eftpos will be available on site to get cash out for purchases if required. Don’t forget to bring a box (or 3) to take your plants home in. Entrance to the stalls will open at 10am on the dot.

The Big Bike Film Night 2020

Silent Odyssey: Photo: David Fletcher. SUBMITTED

The Big Bike Film Night returns for 2020, and is pedalling into Golden Bay on Saturday 24 October, screening at the Village Theatre in Takaka. Described as a feast of short films devoted to the bicycle and all who ride it, the Big Bike Film Night is a collection of international and New Zealand cycle movies specifically selected by Taupo based “film pedlar”/ curator, Brett Cotter. The dynamic concept showcases cycling films from the unforgiving shores of the Faroe Islands to the urban neighbourhoods of Auckland, to a bikerafting expedition through the New Zealand West Coast wilderness, with a selection offering plenty of appeal and thrills for pedal patrons and movie goers. “We search for the very best cycling short movies from around the world that are stimulating and tell a story. Above all, this collection is a great reminder of why we love to ride with films that celebrate the fun, adventure and inspiration that cycling enables, whatever your ride is,” says Brett. Saturday 24 October, 7.30pm at the Village Theatre. For more information on the Big Bike Film Night, and to buy tickets visit www.bigbikefilmnight.nz or visit the Theatre on the night (tickets subject to availability and cash only). 10

“It’s been a crazy year for the whole world,” says one of this year’s Bay Art organisers Marg Braggins. “Lockdown discoveries, health fears, nationwide pride, business worries, no hugging, financial stress, Zoom and QR codes.” Time for our artists to share what they have been doing. Bay Art and Young@Art will be accepting entries next week in what is a community exhibition of local talent. Entries will be accepted next Thursday 15 October at the Golden Bay High School from 1.30pm. The Grand Opening will be held late afternoon on Saturday 17 October (doors open at 4.30pm). “Don’t forget the new digital art section,” says GB Community Arts Council’s arts administrator Tania Marsden, “because it’s a limitless artform. We’re really looking forward to what arrives.” If a digital-art entry has special requirements, the artist should talk with Tania soon to ensure that everything is set up for the exhibition. Entry forms are available online and from the library, MONZA Gallery, Art Vault Takaka and Collingwood General Store. Entries will be received at the high school on Thursday 15 October between 1.30- 5.50pm. The grand opening will be held at a new time of 5.00pm on Saturday 17 October. Bay Art is Golden Bay’s annual community exhibition showcasing local creativity. Artists need to: be resident in Golden Bay; have created their work in the year leading up to the exhibition; and guarantee that their work has not been previously exhibited.. Art by local artists, clockwise from top left, Ann Sarl, Genevieve “It’s about our whole community’s creativity.” Wee, Jill Foxwell and Robin Slow. Photos: Supplied.

Listening to advice on hearing RONNIE SHORT

Hearing Nelson is a not-for-profit organisation set up to improve the lives of people with hearing loss, and its education and communication manager, Tracy Dawson, gave an informative talk at the recent Community Whanau meeting. “It is vital people understand the relevance of going [for a check-up] early...and that they understand there is support out there,” stated Tracey. “Atrophy of the brain can occur if hearing loss is not attended to.” Of concern are recent studies indicating that one in five of our youth is suffering hearing loss, caused by overexposure to loud noise. The use of headphones or earbuds needs to be limited to 90 minutes a day, with listening at half volume. “Young people are bringing age-related hearing loss forward,” said Tracey. “We’ve got to make it cool to wear earplugs.” Takaka’s ITM is doing a special deal for Golden Bay High School to support the cause. Earplugs cost $2.50 a pair if ordered through the school. Showing diagrams of the inner ear’s anatomy and physiology, Tracey explained how the hairs in the inner canal lie flat when damaged. Ringing in the ears after prolonged exposure to loud noise happens when the hairs lie flat. Those hairs can recuperate in 24 hours in a quiet environment. There is a government subsidy for hearing aids: $511 per ear every six years. Hearing aids cost from $500 at the low end – to $2500 medium range, which Tracy insists is perfectly adequate – to the top of the scale where high-tech aids cost $5000 per ear. “People trialling hearing aids need to allow a three-to-six month period and keep going back to their hearing specialist


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Tracy Dawson of Hearing Nelson addresses the recent Community Whanau Meeting. Photo: Ronnie Short.

until satisfied they have the right product to suit their personal needs,” said Tracy. The brain also needs time to become accustomed to the hearing aid and readjust to picking up and interpreting sounds it hasn’t encountered for a while. Without perseverance, those who give up are at risk of isolation, depression and many other health issues. Hearing Nelson offers an audiogram test and conversation with a specialist for just $20. Tracy Dawson education@hearingnelson.nz or www. littlebirdaudiology.co.nz

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Tony driving change at TG Couriers JO RICHARDS

Driving around in his distinctive TG Couriers van, Tony Gillan has been a familiar figure in Golden Bay for many years. Now there’s another face behind the wheel of his silver-coloured Hiace. Effective from last Monday, Simon Lauchlin has taken over the busy freight division of TG Couriers, leaving Tony free to concentrate on delivering newspapers, as usual. It was through delivering newspapers that Tony initially started up the service in 1994. The business expanded, and by 2008 he was delivering freight as well as newsprint, shuttling daily between Nelson and Golden Bay. Today, approximately 85 per cent of Tony’s deliveries are freight. A recent chance meeting in Pohara Store led to Simon approaching Tony with a view of getting involved. It was a fortuitous meeting as, with the long hours and increased business workload, Tony felt it was a good time to ease off a little. “I can’t wait,” he says. “I can get home and do all those jobs I’ve been meaning to do…like mowing my lawns.” Tony prides himself on his personal touch, and going beyond to get the job done. In the immediate aftermath of Cyclone Gita in 2018, his regular Friday delivery to the Bay was blocked by huge slips on Takaka Hill. With no road into the Bay, Tony delivered

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Marianne Milne briefs volunteers. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

Simon Lauchlin (left) is taking over freight deliveries from Tony Gillan (right). Photo: Supplied.

the papers to Nelson Airport from where Mit Brereton of Adventure Flights flew them on the short hop over to Takaka Aerodrome. More recently, Tony also came to the rescue during lockdown by ensuring Golden Bay continued to receive The GB Weekly along with other essential supplies. Tony says he’s incredibly grateful to his

customers on this side of the Hill “Thank you to everyone one in the Bay for your support – you are amazing.” Simon can be contacted for pick-ups and deliveries between Golden Bay and Nelson on 027 717 7188 or by email at tgcouriers2020@ gmail.com.



Servicing the Bay from the Bay

On Sunday morning a small band of volunteers gathered at Freemans Cottage on Puponga Farm Park. They were there to help check some of the 300 traps installed along the coastal strip between Farewell Spit and Wharariki by the Wharariki-Onetahua Restoration Project. The ecological initiative – a partnership between HealthPost Nature Trust, the Department of Conservation and Manawhenua ki Mohua – has established an ecosanctuary at Cape Farewell where it is planning the reintroduction of native species including birds, plants and reptiles. First to arrive on Sunday were Anthony Brown and Heidi Hill with their four year-old son Spencer. The family have just moved to the Bay and said they are keen to contribute to their new community. Project coordinator Marianne Milne gave the volunteers a short briefing before handing out fresh bait, along with lengths of pink ribbon to mark the trap locations.

Top trainers for top swimmers Golden Bay Swimming coaches are giving our top swimmers in Orcas and Marlins the opportunity to build stamina and take their swimming to the next level. New coaches Cath and Alan Rose have reorganised the Orca and Marlin levels to run as a squad program, with support from coaches Murray Wilson and Erin Hodgkinson. This will be a fluid class allowing swimmers to attend as little or as many times they like between 5:00 – 6:00PM Monday to Thursday. Marlins can attend up four times a week and Orca can attend up to three times a week. Cath and Alan have extensive knowledge of three high level swimming levels: coaching masters, surf life instructors, and waka ama. So it goes without saying that this is a unique opportunity for our Golden Bay swimmers. The programmes will focus on technique correction and work towards endurance with correct technique. Hurry and register your interest to enrol for the new season by Friday 16 October. There are a few places left in all levels, so if you’re keen to join this season, email your full name, date of birth, your parents or guardian’s name and contact details to coachingteam.gbswimming@gmail.com. Or, for more information, call our coach coordinator Jasmine Polglase on 021 283 3825.

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Hollie and Kerah help win Wahine Toa Cup

Kerah, left, and Hollie proudly hold the much deserved Wahine Toa Cup. Photo: Supplied. JEANINE TAYLOR

Two Golden Bay High School Students, Hollie Gray and Kerah Lusty, are part of the winning Motueka High School Girls (MHS) first IV team that won the recent Tasman Secondary School Girls Rugby Competition. There were five teams in the competition, and the MHS girls ended up playing Nayland College in the finals, winning 31-19. “It was an awesome achievement,” Kerah said. “We worked so hard and it all paid off, but we got to have fun at the same time. I never expected to win the title in my first year of playing rugby. It’s an honour.” Travel has been a huge commitment for the girls and their families, to Motueka every Monday for trainings and then over the hill again on Wednesday afternoons for the actual game. Hollie has played through the age grades for the Takaka rugby club and has reached an age where she can no longer play in a mixed grade. Hollie is a versatile forward, playing either prop, lock or number eight. Kerah plays on the wing and felt she had to overcome a few challenges. “I only started playing this year and had to play with a new group of girls and learn the rules of a new game.” Both girls have enjoyed the friendliness and support offered by the MHS girls. Hollie commented: “It’s been really cool. The girls are really friendly and our coach, Joe Wineera, was awesome.”

Coach Dave Lewis celebrates with Golden Bay Falcons after they won the Nelson Bays Football Womens 2nd Division Cup. Photo: Supplied. SUBMITTED

Golden Bay’s Women triumphed over their arch rivals at the weekend to bring some well-deserved silverware back to Takaka. The Falcons, made up of Year 11-13 Golden Bay High School students, ran out at Nelson’s Neale Park on Saturday in the final of the Nelson Bays Womens 2nd Division Cup looking to prevent Mapua Cougars from achieving a league and cup double. Mapua had recently pipped the Falcons to the Division 2 league title, so this top of the table cup clash had added significance for both teams. Playing well, Golden Bay took the initiative with a goal from

Zerlina Carlton and carried the 1-0 advantage into the half-time break. The game was made safe in the second half when Areta Milne scored to make it 2-0 to the Falcons, and that’s how it remained until the final whistle. Manager Jane Childs was clearly delighted with her team’s success. “An end to a brilliant season.” Coach Dave Lewis praised his squad. ”It was an awesome game where all the work came together for the final. Every player stood out, two beautiful goals from great team build up. The back four absorbed all the pressure, playing it through the wings creating triangles with our midfield to set up our strikers. A perfect team game, hitting form at the right time."


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PERSONAL NOTICES / Pānui ake Marjorie “Sue” Byrne passed away 12/4/20 during lockdown. 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.

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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. COMPUTER services. GBTech, experienced technical support for Golden Bay since 2012. Ph Warwick 027 814 2222. ELECTRICIANS. Fuse Electrical Golden Bay. Ready to solve all your electrical needs. Ph Thomas 525 9300, 027 788 8500.

ELECTRONICS repairs: Cell phones, computers, radios, TVs, HiFi and more! Ph 027 246 2432. FREEVIEW satellite TV. Ph 027 246 2432. GARDENING services. 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.

Inga Schmidt

MSc (Chiro), DC, MNZCA

021 180 7789

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

Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St

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

WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726.

APPLIANCE and Whiteware Repair.12+ years experience WINDOW cleaning, www.goldenbaypropertyservices.co.nz, servicing all brands. Ph Luke 022 602 8118. ph 027 690 0769. ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580. AGM NOTICES

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.


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

TREE removal, confined area felling, chipping, chipper hire. ACCOUNTANT. Long-standing market leader with unbeatable Fully insured. Ph 525 7597, 027 212 4020. professional qualifications and experience. Warn & Associates, WATER TANKS CLEANED. Ph Chris 027 444 5334. ph 525 9919.

AFFORDABLE Carpentry Services. Ph Rick 027 919 1326.


www.healthfocus.co.nz ACC registered

Grant Watson

Manipulative Physiotherapist

Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

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

CHC Trust AGM, 6.30pm on Monday 19 October at the Collingwood Fire Station. Community personnel interested in the running of the CHC Trust building are invited to attend our 2020 AGM. LIVING Wood Fair AGM, Thursday 15 October, 6pm at the Roots Bar. All welcome. FOREST and Bird AGM, Tuesday 27 October. AGM at 7pm, public meeting 7.30pm, Rob Davidson marine ecologist on remnant ocean habitats.

RECENT AGM / Hui ā tau - Nō nā tata nei ORGANISATIONS may have their committee members’ names printed in this column for free only if emailed to admin@ gbweekly.co.nz

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

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 WednesdaySunday 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

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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

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

Healing with Grace

MASSAGE: $50/hour. Ph Thomas 022 160 9101.

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

REFLEXOLOGY - relax and regenerate. For appointments please contact Ariane Wyler ph/txt 021 0260 7607, happyfeetflex@gmail.com MASSAGE AND REIKI. Emma Sutherland (Ameliorate). GracFirst e Sone-hour hields 021346642 5258106 treatment - $35 for♥GB locals. BTSM, RMT MNZ Gift www.ameliorate.nz. PhVouchers 027 487Available 2639. 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

Healing with Grace &

021 346642 ♥ 525 8106

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

SEWING SERVICE, NEEDLES, THREADS, WOOL, BEADS. Stitch ‘n Sew ph 525 8177. 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. 14




7 Falconer Road, Pohara

We are giving away an E-Bike

Proud to be supporting local buisness's

New Listing/Open Home For Sale: Open Home:

SET DATE OF SALE: Closes 1pm, Tues 27th Oct 2020 - Will NOT be sold prior Sunday 11th October 2:00pm -2:30pm

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 on a 3683sqm lifestyle block near Pohara Beach is a seriously good option for your future post COVID! Quiet location - tick! Privacy - tick! Walk to the beach - tick! Elevated - tick! Orchard - tick! Doer-upper - tick!

24 Pohutukawa Place, Pohara

New Listing

33 Selwyn Street, Pohara

New Listing

For Sale: TENDER: Closes 1pm, 3rd Nov 2020 Open Home: Sunday 11th October 12:00-12:30pm 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.

For Sale: View:

$250,000 Call to view with agent

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!

Is your house next? What are you waiting for?

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


If you are curious what the potential market value of your home is in this current market, give Martin a call, email or text. All appraisals are private and confidential for your benefit

021 039 3316 martin.milner@bayleys.co.nz VINING REALTY GROUP LIMITED, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008


Residential / Rural / Commercial / Property Services

PROPERTY AVAILABLE / Rawa watea THE Golden Bay Housing Trust has a vacancy at one of our three-bedroom houses. We invite expressions of interest from working families with children looking for long-term (five years fixed) rental accommodation in a quality environment. Information on eligibility criteria and application forms can be obtained from: Heartlands Services, 65B Commercial Street, Takaka (Work and Income building) or the Golden Bay Workcentre Trust, 84 Commercial Street, Takaka. An application form can be sent to you electronically by emailing alli@gbwct.org.nz. All completed application forms to be returned to Heartlands Services no later than 12 noon on Friday 23 October 2020. All applications meeting the eligibility criteria will be considered by the Trust Board. Please direct any enquiries to Alli Gardener, Secretary, Golden Bay Housing Trust ph 525 8099 during working hours or email alli@gbwct.org.nz

PROPERTY WANTED / Rawa hiahia BACH, cottage or house on 0.5-two acres of land in Clifton, Motupipi or Pohara areas. All options considered. We have sold and are moving to Golden Bay end of November. Please txt 022 356 6832 or sunandagreg@gmail.com 16


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

WHITEBAIT gear: sock net; pole net, two; set net; screens, three. Offers. Ph 027 373 8281. KITCHEN cupboards, benchtops, older fridge, odds and sods. Ph 525 7367, 021 522 096. Whakamaru | 159m2 | 3BRM | 2 BTH Kitset Pricing from: Affordable Quality - Easy Build


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


PARMCO wall oven, gas hob, rangehood (new) Classic, electric fence unit, 10hp garden chipper. Ph 544 2817

Contact your local Latitude Homes builder today:

021 0890 1830 | 0800 776 777 michael@latitudehomes.co.nz

*Prices are subject to change. See full pricing terms and conditions on our website.

CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAYS GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them each Sunday, 10am at Takaka and 4.45pm at Collingwood. ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for morning worship at 10am. Matty Grant.

Kahurangi Christian Church Ray White Golden Bay Property Management Hey landlords! Are you ready for the first Healthy Homes deadline in Dec 2020? Have you seen the new RTA Amendments Act coming Feb 2021? Do you want some free advice, support or information to help you prepare?

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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

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


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

Our resources and support can help protect both you and your asset - leaving you more time to just enjoy life. Call our NZQA qualified Property Manager today! Jenna Bowden - 027 525 7229 - jenna.bowden@raywhite.com

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē 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.

Sunday Service 10am All Welcome ☺

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

Ph: 525 9265

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko GARAGE sale: meat bandsaw and mincer, washing machine, clothes garden shredder,books, shoes and more. Saturday 10 October 429 Glenview Road. GARAGE Sale, Edinburgh St, Saturda 9am-12pm.

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

TREE tops firewood. Wattle, Blackwood, Old Man Pine, Gum. Delivered by 4x4, saves wheelbarrow. From $150/1.8m load. Ph Chris 027 472 8578.

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

TINY home, cabin, removable container, kitchen, shower, toilet, sleep 4, mains, solar and gas. Ph Bill 021 556 806.

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

BELT and disc sander combo. Standing model. Belt size: 1200x150mm. Disc: 230mm. $200 ono. Ph 027 271 3222.

DE-LISH DELICATESSEN. Sumptuous, delicious food. Lunches, catering, coffee, chocolate, cheeses and epicure items. Weekdays from 6.30am. Ph 525 7111. MAD CAF É & 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 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.

WINDSCREENS. Replaced or repaired at Golden Bay Glass. 96 Commercial St. Ph 525 7274.

FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348. COTTAGE PLANTS ONEKAKA is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4.30pm. Ph 525 9253. SLASH your electricity bill. Install a grid-connect PV system. Professional design and install. Ph Paul Stocker, Azimuth Renewables, 525 6019. NEW copies of the book Whitebaiters Never Lie, $50. Ph 525 9373. Great birthday and Christmas presents. 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.

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

SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER SNOW White & the Seven Dwarfs, 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.

SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER SNOW White & the Seven Dwarfs, a Pantomime. 2pm at The Playhouse, Park Ave. Doors open from 1.30pm. $18 adults, $10 Members, $10 Children, advance sales from Stitch ‘n Sew. A Takaka Drama Society production.

TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER 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.

WEDNESDAY 14 OCTOBER COSTUME HIRE, closed until 21 October when normal hours resume. ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10am12.30pm, Onekaka Hall. TAKAKA BOWLING CLUB - Hiawatha Lane. Friendly Wednesday Roll Up 1.30pm and 5.30pm. Come along and give it a go! 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 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.

THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 10am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007.

ANNUAL SALE 10% - 50% off almost EVERYTHING! *Until end of Labour Weekend*


SNOW White & the Seven Dwarfs, 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.

SNOW White & the Seven Dwarfs, 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.

FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER SNOW White & the Seven Dwarfs, 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. 17

d man e d r pula o p k by Bac

Takaka Drama Society proudly presents a Pantomime

Snow White

& The Seven Dwarfs Written By Ben Crocker

In 1913 Annie Chaffey enters the remote mountains of Kahurangi Nat. Park to live 40 years in raw exile with her lover Henry in Asbestos Cottage. This beautiful, touching and true story is about Annie’s love, loneliness, loss and laughter.

Thurs Oct 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th Show starts 7.30pm Sun Oct 11th Matinee Show starts 2pm Cash Bar

Friday 16 Oct – 7.30pm

The Playhouse, Takaka Tickets Stitch ‘n Sew, Takaka Adults $18, Children $10, Members $10

at Kotinga Hall, Takaka Tickets: Full $20 / Student $15 Tickets available From Unlimited copies

“Fun for the whole family”

For more information: www.dramalab.co.nz


The essence of good vision

TAKAKA RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB JUNIOR RUGBY END OF SEASON PRESENTATION U6 to U12 – Thursday 15th Oct at the GB Rec Centre Prizegiving will start 5.30pm Each team will be given a light meal after their teams prizegiving All rugby jerseys and shorts are to be returned on the evening. If you can’t make prize giving please return gear to Tash Batten at Golden Kids as soon as possible.


OUR NEXT VISIT TO TAKAKA IS TUESDAY 20 OCTOBER Ph 525 9702 for appointments


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

Programmes to listen out for Fresh Start Wednesday–Join hosts Michael Bortnick and Grace from our Nelson Studio presenting a fun breakfast show with a different musical theme each episode. Every second Wednesday morning from 7:06-9:00.



SHOW ME SHORTS (PG) Whānau Friendly The Secret Garden (2020) (PG) (Final) ***Tenet (M) Encore *** Four Kids and It (PG) (Final) SHOW ME SHORTS (M) The Sampler Gauguin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost The Mystery of Henri Pick (M) ***Britt-Marie Was Here (M) Encore *** Sweden 1h38 Comedy, Drama Subtitles 8.00 Gauguin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost 2.00 Matinee: The Booksellers 8.00 The Mystery of Henri Pick (M) 5.00 Hope Gap (M) 8.00 The Broken Hearts Gallery (M) 5.00 SHOW ME SHORTS (M) The Sampler (Final) 8.00 Hope Gap (M) 5.00 The Mystery of Henri Pick (M) 8.00 The Broken Hearts Gallery (M)

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Bookings phone 525 8453 Film information may be found at www.villagetheatre.org.nz


Friday Focus: Mark Manson invites locals and other guests to discuss hot topics and issues of interest, plus share some of their favourite music. Kindly supported by Sollys Golden Bay Dolomite and airs every second Friday at 2pm, replaying following Tuesday at 10pm.


WAIMEA AREA QUILT SHOW 17 & 18 October, 10.00am - 4.00pm. $3.00pp, Wakefield School Hall

Beyond the Bridge - Nicola Zielinski and Andy Pippen host Beyond the Bridge, bringing you stories from the community around employment, health and disability. Exploring the journeys of jobseekers and local employers talking about their business. Beyond the Bridge airs every second Tuesday morning at 9.30 and replays the following Saturday afternoon at 2.30.

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Tues 13th THE BETHS - tickets online $29+bf Thur 15th The JORDAN LUCK BAND - tickets online


Sat 17th VOTE!!! Thur22nd QUIZ – all welcome, 7.30pm Sat 24th SEA MOUSE, $10 on the door Sun 25th HOPETOUN BROWN, 8pm, $15 on the door

& Young@Art

Thur 29th ACID ON THE MICROPHONE – poems, songs

and stories - open mic. 7.30pm, all welcome, $5 koha entry


“Community art exhibion” Short Story & Poetry Competition • “Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs” • BAY

Halloween pumpkin smash Hootenanny! $20 tickets online or $30 on the door

ENTRIES ACCEPTED ON: Thursday 15 October from 1.30pm at GB High School




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GRAND OPENING: Saturday 17 October doors open at 4.30pm

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EXHIBITION: 18-26 October

Saturday 17th October


• New digital art category in Bay Art • Entry forms for Bay Art available now on facebook (gbcacnz), the library, MONZA Gallery, Art Vault Takaka, arts council office and Collingwood General Store.

“WOT NOT OPERA”, Art Vault • Preschool storytime


LAMBI KITTY // EN KATT // SPECIAL GUEST Saturday 24th October


Soulfire Soundsystem Thursday 29th October

Threat.Meet.Protocol: THE WITCH TRIALS NZ TOUR

KIDZTHEATRE’s “The Little Mermaid” •

Saturday 31st October




Tasman District

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

www.rootsbar.co.nz Perfect for couples, a playground for families and a paradise for hikers!

Do you have an upcoming event? Let readers know what’s going on around the Bay Advertise in The GB Weekly at: admin@gbweekly.co.nz

1000 acres of private West Coast to explore 7 unique beaches along 3km of coastline 03 524 8711 info@tehapu.co.nz www.tehapu.co.nz


Golden Bay weather forecast

2 Commercial Street, Takaka ꟾ Ph 525 7305

Valid from Friday 9 October until Tuesday 13 October Friday: Southeasterlies, fresh near Farewell but lighter elsewhere. Fine and briefly mild. Saturday: Easterlies near Farewell dying away. Light winds elsewhere. Fine and mild for a time. Sunday: Northerlies developing. Cloudy and mild with outbreaks of rain developing during the morning. Monday: Northerlies at first with scattered rain. Westerlies developing late morning and becoming fine. Tuesday: Southwesterlies freshening for a time. Fine although some increase of cloud later.

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OPEN HOME Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm


Something new is on the horizon and we’ll be taking it to the market NEXT WEEK - watch this space, be ready to act fast and you too could be enjoying daily walks along this stunning beach! Ref: GB3800 Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577 or sarah@goldenbayproperty.com



Deadline Sale: 1pm 19/10/20 (USP)

Set back from the main road, this two bdrm unit is super handy to the beach, local store, cafes. The location is second to none when it comes to setting up your beach base and offers the ideal turn key investment. Be quick to view, especially if you’d like to be settled by summer. Make viewing a priority! Ref: GB3799 Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or paul@goldenbayproperty.com




• 7ha lifestyle loaded with potential • Avocado, citrus, nuts & more • Run as an organic orchard • 3bd house, sleepout, plus! plus! • See the potential to appreciate the options at this property!

• 2bd/1bth on 653sqm • Renovated kitchen & bathroom • Located in a quiet cul-de-sac • Handy to Town or Schools • New home owners or retirees? Ref: GB3798 Price By Negotiation Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or belinda@goldenbayproperty.com

Ref: GB3760 $1.3m+GST (if any) James Mackay 027 359 0892




• 98ha, currently leased • 24 bale herringbone cowshed • x2 tidy farm dwellings • Solid fertiliser history • Well maintained farm Ref: GBR3692 $2.99m+GST (if any) James Mackay 027 359 0892 or james@goldenbayproperty.com

• 2bd/2bth home, 1+gge/wkshp • Open plan, bright & sunny living • Heatpump & logfire = winter cosy • Large decks, great views • All on 903sqm Ref: GB3797 O/O $660,000 Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or belinda@goldenbayproperty.com





• Low maintenance brick home • Open plan living, 2 bedrooms • 1 bthrm, laundry, carport • Rear 634m2 section - private • Est. garden borders reserve Ref: GB3796 $425,000 Annie Telford 027 249 1408 or annie@goldenbayproperty.com

• Refurbished, 3+ bedrooms • North facing, spacious living • Immaculate inside & out • Beautiful est. gardens • Plenty of parking, private Ref: GB3795 P.B.N. Annie Telford 027 249 1408 or annie@goldenbayproperty.com

Following on from a very successful pre-spring listing promotion, we are still seeking property listings to satisfy buyer demand. If you are looking at selling and want a friendly and professional experience, along with an awesome team to offer all the help you need along the way, give us a call - we’d love to be part of your real estate journey! You’ll find us conveniently located between the cafes, at 50 Commercial St, Takaka.

Sharon, Paul, Annie, Sarah-Jane, James, Belinda & Cherie. Sharon McConnon Sales Manager 0275 258 255


Paul McConnon Salesperson 0275 042 872

Annie Telford Salesperson 0272 491 408

Sarah-Jane Brown Salesperson 0274 222 577

James Mackay Principal / AREINZ / B.Com

027 359 0892

Belinda J Barnes Agent / AREINZ 021 236 2840


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