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Local heroes acknowledged

Recipients of Tasman District Council’s Outstanding Community Service Awards: From left, Penny Griffith, Diane Langford, Terry Langford, Joyce Wyllie, Mayor Tim King, Duncan McKenzie and Anne McKenzie. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

On Tuesday afternoon it was standing room only in the conference suite at Tasman District Council’s Service Centre in Takaka, as friends and family gathered to watch their loved ones honoured for their community service. Mayor Tim King had travelled over the Hill to present this year’s recipients of TDC’s Outstanding Community Service Awards with tokens of appreciation for decades of personal commitment to good causes. Tim’s first acknowledgement was to Joyce Wyllie, who he confessed had persuaded TDC to hold the ceremony in Takaka rather than Richmond. He then spoke about the key role played by volunteers in making the community function. “Council invests a lot in infrastructure, but it only goes so far; volunteers make that investment work, whether it’s in the arts, culture, recreation or sport… They provide the glue that sticks the community together.” Before announcing the six award winners, Tim paid them a general tribute. “Each of

the people we acknowledge and honour today, provide something different to our communities, but they all contribute to something greater – making Tasman a great place to live.” The first to be called up was Penny Griffith. Tim noted her many contributions, including active involvement in Rural Women, the Golden Bay Orchestra and the choir; He praised her for her work as a volunteer librarian and for various museums across the Bay. He mentioned her tenacity in getting the voting system referendum on the ballot sheet, and her “meticulous” research on the history of Abel Tasmans’s first encounter. He closed by thanking Penny who is shortly leaving the District. “You will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.” In response, Penny acknowledged the invaluable support of her late husband Peter and shed a little tear when talking about her impending departure. Saying that “good things often come in pairs”, Tim announced husband and wife, Anne

and Duncan McKenzie, as the next awardrecipients. Starting with the husband, Tim listed Duncan’s decades of volunteering for a wide range of sports activities including rugby, woodchopping, sea anglers and horse-riding. He has also been deeply involved in the A&P Show since the late 1960s , holding a number of senior roles on the committee and is currently in his 14th term as president. Beyond the Bay, Duncan was involved in Nelson Bays and Tasman Rugby Union and served as a director on the Nelson Bays Rugby Board. Duncan’s wife Anne has an equally impressive track record with the Bay’s sporting organisations, having been at the centre of Takaka Rugby Club since the late 1970s, and through long-term involvement with netball, both at the local schools and with the Golden Bay Netball Club. She has also shared Duncan’s passion for the A&P Show, having acted as chief steward of the horse section for the last 15 years. Continued on page 2 A long weekend is heading our way, and so is a stunning new listing!! See next week’s GB Weekly for details. PLUS make sure you call in to see my combined art exhibition with the talented Bec Brown at the Wairua Rata Gallery, 14 Haile Lane from 24 October.

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Tuesday’s Community Board meeting was a relatively quiet affair, with an almost empty public “gallery” and little, apart from the regular items, on the agenda. Public forum Proceedings began with a public forum, that was unusual for two reasons: To start with, there was only one name on the speaker’s register–Bill Wallis. And secondly, Bill was surprisingly upbeat about developments on the long-running saga of the Anatoki Track Road upgrade. He was pleased to report that Sollys had quoted a cost of around $35,000 to upgrade the road, compared with an earlier estimate of over $200,000 from Tasman District Council, and was hopeful of the work being sanctioned without too much delay. Councillor Chris Hill agreed to follow up the situation with TDC transportation manager Jamie M cPherson, while community board member Dave Gowland wanted to know about the legalities of the long-standing written agreement between Anatoki Track Road residents and council. TDC environment and planning manger Dennis Bush-King agreed to clarify with Jamie. There might have been two contributors but, although public forum regular Reg Turner popped up on the Zoom screen, he was unable to hear or be heard. After a few minutes of communicating by unofficial sign language, the agenda moved on to the sole external presentation. Artificial reefs Clive Barker is a passionate advocate for artificial reefs as a method for enhancing marine habitat and recovering biodiversity. During his allocated 10-minute slot, he explained that such an approach could prevent further degradation of Golden Bay’s marine environment from overfishing, pollution and habitat destruction, as well as mitigate impacts from rising sea temperatures and increasing acidity. Clive illustrated his argument by referring to evidence from Tasmania where kelp forest has been devastated by changes in sea temperature and pH, and Malaysia – where a Government-funded network of artificial reefs has produced a dramatic increase in commercial fish populations. Other benefits, according to Clive, include marine ecotourism and prevention of beach erosion. In reference to the planned expansion of mussel farming in the Bay, Clive believes... Continued on page 2

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Continued from page 1 ...that artificial reefs could help compensate for the increased consumption of marine plankton by the cultivated molluscs. The reef structures Clive is promoting are simple perforated concrete domes which can – and have been – cast by school groups. Clive explained that he approached Golden Bay High School a few years ago with a proposal, and had funding from the Rata Foundation lined up, but received a negative response. Councillor Celia Butler suggested that one of the community groups in Golden Bay might be willing to take the idea on, and community board member Averill Grant offered to contact MenzSheds. Celia said the concept should be proved “scientifically sound” before offering support and undertook to investigate. Chair’s report A proposal to streamline public forum by making contributors register before the day of the meeting divided opinion around the table. The argument in favour of the change is to prevent public forum from being used to raise issues that could simply be dealt with by issuing a service request to council, or that are outside the community board’s remit. Dave Gowland was the first to express opposition. “I’m totally against it… We shouldn’t make it more difficult for people.” Averill also came out against the idea, pointing out that most of the issues raised were not inappropriate. “Most things aren’t service requests.” Following further discussion, it was decided to let the matter lie until the Local Government Commission has issued its decision on the future of the community board. Community board member Grant Knowles turned the board’s attention to the Post Covid Recovery Plan initiative. A Golden Bay group has developed an outline proposal for boosting the Bay’s tourism sectors by extending cycle tracks and ecotourism activities. He explained that the Nelson Regional Development Agency was supportive but the scheme

required political and financial backing. While the proposal was well received, it was agreed that a stronger, more focused proposal would be required before the idea was taken forward. Board member updates Grant believes the community board should engage more with the public and, amongst his suggestions, was a presence at Takaka’s Saturday market. Chris Hill suggested that a wider review was required which would help design a public engagement strategy. Grant moved on to talk about a non-toxic method of weed control which involves hot water and a foaming agent. The high cost of purchasing the necessary equipment was cited by Dennis as a major impediment at a time when council was “grappling” with expenditure. There was some uncertainty as to whether TDC had assessed the novel technique, so Grant undertook to clarify with TDC road engineer Robert Deck. Averill asked what was happening with the Golden Bay grandstand – specifically the demolition of the attached structure. “There was funding to knock down the squash courts…It would tidy things up and open up more parking area. Abbie agreed to raise the matter with TDC. Correspondence A review of correspondence revealed a couple of interesting snippets: • Makere Chapman has resigned from her position as Manawhenua ki Mohua representative on the community board. • The temperamental cyclist warning signs on SH60 at Birds Hill will become obsolete as New Zealand Transport Agency has decided to widen both sides of the carriageway to allow for dedicated cycle lanes. The meeting adjourned for a late morning tea before resuming a confidential session. The next meeting of GB Community Board is at 9.30am on Tuesday 10 November at Golden Bay Service Centre.

Local heroes acknowledged Continued from page 1 Another ambassador for the rural community – Joyce Wyllie – was next on Tim’s roll of honour. Joyce, he said, “has been an integral part of the community and on a daily basis is busy helping people in so many ways”. Giving examples of her contribution, Tim covered Joyce’s work as a vet, a volunteer firefighter, a trustee on the Collingwood Area School board, a celebrant, and an active member of Pakawau Rural Women. He explained that Joyce had also been involved in activities overseas. “She went with a youth volunteer group to clean up Everest and did volunteer work in Vanuatu.” Last to be recognised in this year’s awards were brother and sister duo Diane and Terry Langford, who have contributed through their work in radio and theatre. For the past 20 years, the siblings have hosted the FreshFM country music programme “Saturday in the Country” every week. “The voluntary preparation and organising of the weekly

programme is a labour of love by these two Golden bay locals,” said Tim, who went on to praise their work with the Marble Mountain Country Music Awards, the annual Mardi Gras, and Takaka Drama Society. With all the certificates handed out, Tim closed the ceremony by underlining the commitment shown by the award recipients over several decades. But he questioned whether such stalwarts are a disappearing breed. “Communities continue to evolve… I don’t know whether we will be making awards for 20 to 30 years’ service in 25 years’ time.” Picking up on comments made by the award recipients Tim pointed out that all of them have found their roles highly rewarding. And he asked those gathered for the ceremony to help foster the next generation of volunteers. “If you know someone who wants to be involved, please encourage them.”

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Architect drawing of Collingwood Area School redevelopment master plan prepared by WSP for Ministry of Education. Image: Supplied. Inset: From left, Hailey Sinke and Daniel Crookes from WSP, the architects contracted by the MOE. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

Collingwood Area School (CAS) has passed a key milestone on the road to its multi-million-dollar redevelopment. Almost two years after the Government announced a $21m capital investment in two of the Bay’s Schools, CAS’s master plan reveals how it intends to spend its $9m on replacing numerous buildings, refurbishing others and constructing new facilities. CAS, along with the Ministry of Education (MOE) and its contractors, has been working with a wide range of stakeholders, including staff, students, parents, iwi, and the wider community, to create and shape a vision for the school. As part of that inclusive approach, CAS recently welcomed members of the community to a drop-in session. Representatives of WSP — the architects contracted by the MOE to manage the project design at both CAS and Golden Bay High School — were on hand to explain the process and answer questions about the plan. CAS Board of Trustees (BOT) chair, Vincent Andrew, said stakeholders have worked together on a vision for design, producing a formal “education brief” document last year. The architects subsequently translated that brief into a masterplan, which was endorsed by the BOT in August. “It was a real challenge conceptually,” said Vincent, who explained the need to allow for future styles of teaching and learning, while retaining the local character of the school. “We need to be flexible.” At the drop-in session, Hailey Sinke, WSP’s lead architectural

designer on the CAS project, outlined the timeline of the initial design phase. “From March, we went through a number of options over two to three months.” She explained that, due to lockdown, much of the discussion with the school communities and local iwi, plus “a large team of consultants” was conducted virtually. Speaking to The GB Weekly after the session, the MOE acting head of education infrastructure service Rob Campbell summarised the basic features of the redevelopment plan. “The project will replace the bulk of the old school buildings with new facilities. The completed [CAS] will have capacity for 185 students, and the master plan includes an allowance for a future expansion of the school to 230 students if required. The master plan retains the existing technology block and hall, and includes 10 new replacement teaching spaces, as well as a new administration area and library.” CAS principal Hugh Gully is clearly a satisfied customer. “I’m very happy with the process; it’s been very collaborative. The ideas are coming together with a common understanding of what we are trying to achieve. We’ve been listened to.” With the initial stage of design almost complete, the project is now moving into the preliminary design phase; a construction contractor is expected to be appointed before the end of this year, with building work possibly beginning towards the end of 2021 - something Hugh is looking forward to. “We can’t wait to get started.”

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LE T TERS Peace kites over Pohara for Parihaka Day

Golden Bay Peace group will be hosting a family-friendly kite flying afternoon at Pohara beach/hall from 2pm on Sunday 1 November. Everyone is welcome to join us afterwards for afternoon tea (provided) followed by live entertainment to remember the peaceful community of Parihaka and all things peace. Bring along your kites, fluttering ribbons, wind socks etc, regardless of the weather – we can create a fluttering display indoors. If anyone is keen to host a kite-making workshop please phone Paddy 027 952 0326 or Peni 027 697 8018. Paddy Brennan

Re-legalising cannabis

Thanks to Robert Kennedy (GBW 9/10), who acknowledged the prohibitively high cost of medicinal cannabis, which leaves pensioners being told by their doctors that they “would not be able to afford it”. Other valid reasons to re-legalise the cannabis plant would have to include the huge savings that would occur if public funds were not needed to enforce prohibition with expensive helicopter searches; 330,000 hours of police time and over $100,000/year to incarcerate those convicted on cannabis charges. Lucky for Jacinda Ardern that she was not convicted on cannabis charges when she, like many New Zealanders, used cannabis, “a long time ago”. The consequences of a conviction, even if years ago, hang heavy over the convicted and their entire families, harming otherwise law-abiding citizens. Cannabis is not a cure-all. However, the wide-ranging number of ailments that can be improved with cannabis is astonishing and the side effects are often much more agreeable than those caused by legal, pharmaceutical drugs. New Zealand oncologist Atony Falcof stated that up to 60 per cent of cancer patients use cannabis, despite its illegal status, because it can be so effective. A “yes” vote in the cannabis referendum will bring many benefits to New Zealand. Victoria Davis

Cannabis: Decriminalise not legalise

The current approach (possession is a crime) has done little to reduce the rate of cannabis use and consequential harm, so we have been asked if we wish to make cannabis a legal commodity for consumption and trade as we have with alcohol and tobacco. There is something inherently contradictory in the proposed legislation - people will be able to use the drug more freely, yet at the same time the purpose of the legal framework is to discourage its use. A better choice would be to decriminalise rather than legalise the drug and expand initiatives to minimise the harm and dependence associated with its use. Unfortunately we haven’t been offered this choice in the referendum. In Portugal, South Australia, and several other countries the production and sale of cannabis is still illegal but they have removed criminal penalties for possession and personal use, and introduced civil penalties and appropriate treatment options. This has removed the stigma of a criminal record and the associated negative outcomes, increased the likelihood of a person seeking help when needed, and eased the burden on the criminal justice system. If you don’t want to legitimise a drug that causes social harm (educational delay in young people, welfare dependence, increased risk of accidents, psychosis, depression etc) then vote against legalisation, and push for the Government to decriminalise the use of cannabis instead. This will better serve the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders in the long term. David Benson

Cutting council’s cloth

Last week I invited readers to suggest five council expenses that could be cut or curtailed to reduce running costs and reduce the rate take as we negotiate post Covid-19. Huge cost increases. Only one resident responded. The expression “they that pay the piper call the tune” is well known. In this case TDC is the piper. We, the residents and ratepayers, pay the piper. If over 3000 ratepayers have not the imagination or interest in cutting our coat (council costs) to meet our cloth (rates) then how can we expect the employed staff and elected representatives to save us from the future massive rate rises. I am sad that nobody cares for the ratepayers who are suffering loss of jobs, wages, small businesses and, not least the pensioners. Reg Turner

Industry flexing its mussels

Recent news articles about mussel industry expansion in Golden Bay shows how much they want to operate here. The

thing is, the natural values many visitors come to Golden Bay to enjoy have nothing to do with industry. Why would you want to drive all the way over the Takaka Hill to be met by a sprawling noisy polluting industry? Their tactics are obvious, offer the community a trust fund to keep them quiet. Or as the trust executive suggests, the gifting of 160 hectares of mussel farms will “enhance environmental ecosystems, build community connections, further the education and improve the health and wellbeing” of Golden Bay residents. Let’s be real about this, the mussel farming industry is a bad look for the area no matter how it’s packaged. What’s next - a giant mussel and festivals to celebrate Golden Bay as the mussel capital of New Zealand? Marcus Brooks

Climate doco not just doom and gloom

A big thank you to Felicity Burgers (GBW 9/10) for her letter urging people to watch David Attenborough’s film (original documentary) on Netflix, A Life on our Planet. It is a life-changing, stark reminder of the cliff edge we risk falling over if we don’t change our ingrained habits to save our planet. Rather than being just a doom and gloom film, it ends with many practical and realisable changes each of us can make now to reverse a possible catastrophic outcome for human civilisation and our flora, fauna and atmosphere. Robin Keown

Cannabis brain drain

I’ve read again recently, that single photon emission computerised tomography (SPECT) used in brain imaging research, can measure cerebral blood flow and metabolic activity patterns. SPECT studies show that inexperienced cannabis smokers have an acute decrease in cerebral blood flow; and that chronic cannabis smokers have overall decreased perfusion (fluid passing through an organ) when compared to a non-using control group. SPECT scans show decreased pre-frontal cortex activity, and decreased activity in the temporal lobes. Apparently, these results demonstrate that frequent long-term cannabis use has the potential to change the perfusion pattern of the brain. Abnormal activity in the temporal lobes has long been associated with learning and memory; as well as a motivational syndrome; and not just in teenagers. For each individual who is adversely affected by cannabis use, there can be an entire family of many people, who are also adversely affected by the extremely difficult and sometimes tragic consequences. It seems to me that depriving one’s brain of its blood supply is neither a safe nor healthy form of recreation. I, for one, will not be participating. Marion Riley

Vote to invest in your future

For those of you who are still unsure of just what would be your best investment with respect to voting, I put forward a bit for our future now we have to pay for the costs of Covid-19. For 50 years or more, we have put up with promises (lavish sometimes) that have not been forthcoming due to depressions, inflation, poor drafting of laws and bad management. How can more be done to get us out of the patch Covid is putting future generations in? One party is putting forward a solution that could address all our social, environmental and economic problems. I don’t think the editor would accept my contribution to our precious columns if I commended a particular party by name this close to election day. Let’s just say I am looking forward to a higher peak in green - and - gold this election. Contact me on 525 9569 on Friday evening if you would like some clarification. May the forces be with you all. Ralph Douglas

Motupipi School plant sale

I would like to say a massive thank you to the wonderful Golden Bay community for the incredible donations of plants that have been streaming in at Motupipi school all week in preparation for our Mega Spring Plant Sale. The support has been incredible, from so many areas of our community. We now have such a wide range of plants and can’t wait to see you all at Motupipi School tomorrow from 10am for plants, food, coffee, bouncy castle and so much more. Thank you, Golden Bay. Motupipi School Fundraising Committee

Western thinking needs to change

Ollie Langridge, dedicated climate change protestor, wrote: We’ve had it so good for so long in most of the Western world, and we believe that we are entitled to the luxuries we’ve

become accustomed to forever, so we stumble ever-onward towards climate collapse... Nothing will fundamentally change as long as we see ourselves as separate from nature. We need a radical reeducation on our place in this ecosystem. As long as we continue with business as usual, nothing much will change. We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors. We’re here to protect it for future generations and we’re failing catastrophically. Whatever Covid-19 is bringing, climate change will be a thousand times worse. Yet here we are, shuffling deckchairs on the Titanic. What part of this situation is not already an emergency? Richard Struthers

Tribute to A&P stalwarts

The Golden Bay A&P Show Committee wishes to acknowledge the tremendous support given to the show by two Takaka ladies who recently passed away. Mrs Mary Papps’ first entry to the show was in 1937 at the age of 10 years. She was then Mary Bensemann and entered knitting and writing - the first verse of the National Anthem “God of Nations”. Her next entry was in 1958. She was then married to Gerald Page who was also a regular show entrant in the horse section. For the next five years she entered as Mrs Gerald Page and over this time her baking and home produce skills became recognised as the standard required to achieve a first prize. To beat Mary in a cooking class was a supreme achievement many tried but few were able to win. 1964 was her first entry as Mrs Mary Page. In 1986 Mary also began sponsoring the prize for Most Points in Home Cooking and continued this for the rest of her life, a total of 34 years. In 1990 Mary married Dick Papps and continued her long history of entering the show until declining health in 2006. She still, however, was able to enter 15 classes winning 10 first, five second and three third prizes. Mary’s outstanding baking skills have been handed down through the generations with grand-daughter Cathryn and great grand-daughter Xanthe both carrying on the family tradition. Mrs Ann Lindsay, together with Tony, began selling show gate tickets and catalogues in 1978, shortly after opening their shop in Commercial Street. This was a tremendous help to the show committee members who had previously sold tickets in their neighbourhoods door-to-door. Ann often managed the shop on her own while Tony was still working at the Cement Works or driving the ambulance. Nothing was ever a problem or too difficult, the only hitch coming when Ann developed appendicitis a few days before one of the shows and had to go urgently to Nelson. Ann and Tony continued selling the tickets until 2015 when Ann became unwell and the ticket selling was handed over to NBS. This was a total of 37 years. Ann and Tony also sponsored prizes for children for many years and Tony continues to support the show. These two ladies, Mary and Ann, between them have contributed to the show for 100 years. Jean Wedderburn, GB A&P Association

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Golden Bay has a wonderful variety of inhabitants. We have most genres from billionaires to house-truckers. We have international entrepreneurs, philosophers, academics, professionals and un-professionals, people of the land, refugees from the cities, some over-privileged and some under-privileged and a lot of ordinary folk quietly going their way. Golden Bay, like it or not, is globalised. We are economically globalised and culturally globalised. We don’t live in an isolated bubble, nice though that might be - influences from “out there” trot over the Hill and squat in our valley whenever they choose to. We in fact are citizens of the world, and in that light, it would be wonderful if we could invite a few of those who wouldn’t actually live here to be honorary citizens of Golden Bay. My suggestion certainly doesn’t live here and probably never will, but he comes to our homes quite often and most of us know him well as honest a friend as anyone could want. It’s true he often tells us uncomfortable facts, ones we would rather not hear, but they remain facts and although he tells us about them, he’s not the sort to force them down our throats. My suggestion for honorary citizenship of Golden Bay is David Attenborough. He comes into our houses via our TV screen, a kind, avuncular figure we’re always pleased to greet. He’s spent 40 years telling us about how important the natural world is to our survival, and although he’s been marvellously entertaining, we haven’t really listened. Now is the time to listen to him. His most recent message is Extinction, the Facts, on YouTube, and must be watched and taken seriously. It’s an hour long and a bit lower down on the list when you search YouTube, but it’s there. Liv Grant, documentary film maker, came to New Zealand with him to film our famous and famously rare native parrots and came away with a devastated heart. She had been taken too close to the real action of man’s destruction of the planet and now has nightmares about the future. She was seconded into the production mentioned above and from months of listening to people on climate change’s front line, had this to say – “the most upsetting videos I saw were of politicians and pundits spreading harmful lies, promoting their own interests at the cost of protecting children from climate change.” But our new citizen does not want to induce nightmares. He has messages of hope. He doesn’t say things like “in a couple of years people will be asking ‘Greta who?’” , which is a quote from one of New Zealand’s most prominent political leaders. He has seen the reality and knows Greta is right. Let’s welcome David Attenborough as an honorary citizen of Golden Bay and give him the freedom of our town.

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Robina McCurdy presents the latest update from the Farming 2030 project - a permaculture design for Go Ahead Farm. Photo: Sol Morgan. SOL MORGAN

The latest update from the Farming 2030 project shows the initiative has reached a major milestone - the completion of its permaculture design report for Go Ahead Farm in Kotinga. The details of the Intergrated Land Use Plan for Wayne and Tyler Langford’s dairy farm were presented to an audience of around 50 by Robina McCurdy at Motupipi Hall recently. The design process was led by Robina of Earthcare Education Aotearoa in partnership with Nic Moon, who drew the detailed maps. Robina defines permaculture as “Design for sustainable land use (and social systems) based on ecological principles.” One of the main goals of the Farming 2030 project is to promote a shared understanding of how farming and environmental practices can sit side by side for the benefit of all. Throughout the process, it aims to foster a community that is better informed and unified, by hosting presentations, workshops and farm field days, as well as producing regular media articles and networking. Design process The key areas of focus identified early in the Farming 2030 project are: soil, water, trees, waste, animal health, family health and diversity. Aspects of these areas have been integrated into the completed permaculture design report. 1. The design brief was: “To develop a comprehensive permaculture design and implementation plan for Go-Ahead Farm which improves production, increases soil fertility, optimises water harvesting and enhances the environment. This plan integrates the work already done by environmental and agricultural specialists. The aim is that Go-Ahead farm becomes a demonstration model of holistic land use management, providing education, economic prosperity and quality of life for the whole family.” 2. Information gathering including maps, LIM report, water and climate data, enabled a base map to be drawn up as a foundation template for future overlay maps. 3. A full client interview followed to determine their holistic goal, and determine design priorities and elements. “It is vital when working in permaculture to have a holistic goal to guide the project,” says Robina. Go-Ahead Farm’s Holistic Goal: “Our farm as a model of regenerative land use and management practices, enabling quality of life together with economic prosperity. We are ‘bridge-builders’, actively strengthening relationships between farmers and environmental protectors to discover common goals and create sustainable solutions together.” (Abridged) 4. Site assessment entailed walking the land with the base map, identifying on-site influences like sun and wind, and other features such as soil, water, microclimates and existing biodiversity.“ The particular focus was on water flows, flooding zones, water management and animal shelter needs,” explained Robina. Go-Ahead Farm is a traditional dairy farm of 120 hectares, 93 of which are grazed by a herd of 250 cows. “The remainder

of the area is unsuitable for grazing due to regenerating forest, stony creek beds or amenity areas. The surrounding hills were bare from grazing 50 years ago and now are clad in native bush through natural succession.” (from report). “Water is a significant issue on the predominantly heavy soils. It’s either very wet in winter or dry in summer, so a specialist water consultant Trevor James was brought in to help,” said Robina. 5. Identify the resource base then ascertained existing available resources on and offsite, including physical, financial, people and skills. 6. Design brainstorm. Each specific goal was subjected to a brainstorming process that considered all possible ideas to find the most sustainable, achievable design solutions. 7. Permaculture plan: The first step was a broad-scale concept design addressing each theme across the whole farm. This was followed by a completed aerial-view plan with a legend/key. The second step was a detailed scaled-up design including specific themes and areas selected. For example, a comprehensive water management design was developed with specialist input from Trevor James and riparian consultant Meret Weiss. This part of the design detailed all water bodies, waterways, sinkholes, tomos, riparian zones, wetland restoration areas, cowshed water treatment, and irrigation distribution. Trees for stock were another big consideration, so the best locations for shelter trees, cattle stand-off areas and fodder/ medicinal species were determined and drawn up. Wayne especially wants a community heritage orchard that preserves many of the old local varieties for the wider community to enjoy. The community orchard and an intensive home orchard and vegetable garden will be close to the house and consider environmental factors and management needs. Steps towards regenerative agriculture Wayne, Tyler and Farming 2030 are committed to adopting regenerative agriculture (Regen) methods. Regen emphasises adaptive management strategies that seek to optimise the performance of the whole farm, for multiple benefits simultaneously. A full regenerative management plan will be prepared. With input from Regen consultant Jules Mathews, the Langford’s have started transitioning five paddocks to multisward vegetation. “So far the cows are really enjoying the new mix,” says Tyler. The report finishes with implementation steps for developing wetland areas, fodder/shelter tree and orchard plantings. With the permaculture design report complete, Wayne and Tyler will trial new practices with care and diligence according to their financial situation. Robina’s presentation was concluded with some intelligent questions from the floor. I left feeling satiated, informed, inspired, appreciative and hopeful for Golden Bay’s Farming 2030 project.


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It’s official – the Golden Bay community now owns a goodsized tract of the Bay’s marine farming space and should reap significant financial benefits when mussel harvesting begins. Papers signed recently mark the end of the 20-year process of transferring 160 hectares of water space to the local community, specifically the Golden Bay Community Trust (GBCT), from the SMW Consortium – Sealord, MacLab, and Westhaven Group. Almost two decades ago, when seeking consent for its 1000-hectare farm, SMW committed to donate space to local residents. GBCT chair Tom Sturgess along with fellow trustee Bob Butts and his wife Joan, struck an agreement with SMW that the income from 160 hectares would be used to support environmental, education, health and other charitable causes in Golden Bay. The farm sites, located 5.5 kilometres off Parapara, already have some lines in the water, and the first crop of greenshell mussels is expected to be ready for harvest late next year. MacLab director Andrew Broadbent says he is excited that farming is underway after a long, costly and challenging journey. “From the start we backed the idea of Golden Bay people seeing the benefits of developed water space flowing widely through their community. We are looking forward to

setting a benchmark for sustainable and responsible marine farming.’’ Tom has already given the Golden Bay community a taste of the benefits by funding close to $100,000 in grants that the Trust has distributed over the last two years. In future, the Trust will provide grants from its growing revenue stream as the water space is progressively developed. “This has been a lot of years in the making,” says Tom. “The idea that the community gains direct benefit from the use of its water space feels right. I’m delighted we are aligned with industry players who saw the benefit of investing back in their community.” Marine Farming Association general manager Ned Wells says the development of the water space will be staged and consequently the revenue generated will grow over the next 10 years. “If the community elects to lease its water space, once fully developed, this could generate between $400,000 and $500,000 for the Trust each year. This is pretty substantial for a community of approximately 4,000.” He believes the agreement demonstrates the multiple benefits that aquaculture brings to the Bay. “This is great news for Golden Bay, not only is the mussel industry providing jobs and GDP, it’s also providing capital for the community to spend on local projects.”


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The end of opening night of the Small Print exhibition: Philly Hall and co-worker Nic Wooding. Photo: Supplied. ANITA PETERS

Hot on the heels of Dean Raybould’s near sell-out farewell retrospective, MONZA Gallery is once again celebrating WordFest with its dedicated spring exhibition Small Print. Invited artists were requested to create works measuring no larger than 200mm. Open to interpretation, either an actual print (method of reproduction), the concept of the fine print of a document or a literal/abstract/lateral take in any choice of medium. The cap of $150 per artwork was originally $120, but “when it became obvious artists had stepped beyond, the option of a little more, while still providing affordable quality artworks, seemed appropriate,” says Philly. “Recognising not everyone can afford original artworks, this may be an opportunity while still valuing the time spent and materials.” This time of year is traditionally relatively quiet, but due to broader travel restrictions, business has been more buoyant with many Kiwi travellers. What is usually a wake-up-out-ofwinter show has fitted in with a continued flow, giving some

the chance to step out and try something new or experimental outside their usual discipline. Small Print is not a competition, there is no judging whatsoever. “Both well-recognised local artists participated and some keen first-timers.... We couldn’t have asked for a better response.” says Philly “Each year the perfect amount of entries come forward in a broad range of mediums. We simply couldn’t do it without the enthusiasm of our artists.” Opening night proved successful, with several sales and a chance for artists to catch up and give a depth to attendees in person about the background, content and process. As founder of Golden Bay’s original WordFest, Nic said she “was more than happy to come up with a theme once again. I enjoy word-play, it fits well with my personal mode of expression. I’m rapt it works for others too, resulting in a fun show with a cohesive, common thread but with immense diversity in interpretation.” Small Print at MONZA Gallery, Commercial Street, Takaka runs until 14 November.

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Three judges have been confirmed for this year’s Bay Art which will open this weekend. Craig Potton is a Nelson photographer, environmentalist and founder of the publishing company Potton & Burton. Craig was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2013 for services to photography and conservation. “A good photo can sometimes be an arrow to the heart of things, alluding to or eliciting an immediate encounter. It is the nature

of art and the way of nature to push us beyond the narrow realities we often become trapped in, to new or forgotten realms of pleasure.” Mike Ward is a former Member of Parliament, an artist who won the World of Wearable Art Supreme Award in 2005 and the only person who completed all the first 28 Coast to Coast races. “I don’t have work in public galleries or private collections but there are a lot of fingers wearing my rings around New Zealand and the world.” James Alker is a director of Wilderness Canoe Trust that is based in Kaiteriteri.

Craig says, “James is self-educated artwise and has become a great sounding board on contemporary New Zealand art and international contemporary and modern art. As chair of the Suter Art Gallery I really appreciate his knowledge and insights about art.” The three judges will perform their duties on Saturday 17 October. The Grand Opening for Bay Art and Young@ Art will be held on the same afternoon in the Golden Bay High School hall; the doors will open at 4.30pm and the presentation will begin at 5pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.


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Community creates circular connections


Margy Meys with the “eclectic collage of 125 pieces of mindfulness.” Photo: Anita Peters. ANITA PETERS

During the height of New Zealand’s Covid crisis, the Government was concerned about the nation’s mental health and wellbeing, and encouraged community-led initiatives to ease stress and isolation. Artist Margy Meys was already running two creativity programmes within Mohua Social Services, one under Community Mental Health for people with mental health concerns, the other with the Youth Sewing Project. She decided to initiate a collaborative hands-on project to help to connect people through this time. Inspired by a weaving project online, she began thinking about a similar approach and came up with the idea of a small non-threatening CD-sized circle that people could just play around with. “It turned into a mindfulness exercise,” she explained after noticing how involved people became. When others expressed interest in the project, she opened it to the wider community. As a former police officer, Margy still feels the need to support and care for her community. But it was her training in THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER 2020

mental health and recent study with the Learning Connexion that increased her interest in the neurological pathways of the brain and the correlations between mental health and creativity. “It is proven that creativity is really good for us on so many levels,” she said. “People have noticed that they feel better after getting lost in the process of creating, no matter what the project is.” Made from a variety of materials including paper and wood, the 125 colourful circles have now been collated into a large hanging, aptly titled Community Connections, with each circle touching, symbolising the connectiveness of its creators. The collaborative artists are encouraged to view their finished work in the current Bay Art exhibition before it finds its home at Mohua Social Services. Margy is thrilled with the outcome. “We aimed to make it achievable, not threatening, and satisfying. It’s more than that; it’s become an eclectic collage of 125 pieces of mindfulness.”


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Library staff hosting the region’s first Dyslexia Awareness Week are intent on it becoming an annual affair, for its effectiveness in educating the community and raising selfesteem for those who have it. Initiated by Nicole Manson, Learning Support Coordinator for Golden Bay schools, a library display includes facts about the condition plus an exhibition of artworks by local schoolchildren, some of whom have dyslexia. “What we did was choose a famous dyslexic person who stood out to us most,” explained nine-year-old Elvy Cottle, whose painting was of interior print designer Kath Kidson. Amongst other famous dyslexics represented by the children were Jamie Oliver, Sir Richard Taylor, Leonardo Da Vinci and even Albert Einstein. “Having dyslexia doesn’t mean I’m actually different, “explained Elvy. “I just learn in a different way.” Dyslexia is often inherited and affects 1 in 10 people to varying degrees, challenging their ability to read text or words, or understand sounds and letters. It is not related to intelligence, and is now considered a learning “difficulty” rather than a disability. Fifty per cent of dyslexics are left-handed and have brains typically larger than the average-sized brain. They are often more creative. These days a greater awareness of dyslexia focuses on supporting children’s learning with encouragement and patience. Next year Nicole hopes to expand the annual event to include a short film of children with dyslexia, which will be used as a school resource. “These are small steps into recognising what it is,” she said. “We plan to build on that.” Takaka Memorial Library. Display extended until 24 October.

Climbing asparagus: Have you seen this plant on your property? Photo: Submitted. SUBMITTED

Project De-Vine Environmental Trust are conducting a survey to establish the outer perimeters and sites of densest infestation of climbing asparagus between Parapara and Farewell Spit. “We know that the main sites are centred around the various settlements as it was a popular plant to grow for flower arrangements decades ago. Known sites are in and around Parapara, Collingwood, Pakawau and Puponga, but we do not know how far it has spread from there,” says Chris Rowse, Project Director of Project De-Vine Environmental Trust. “If you have it on your property, or if it’s known to be near please contact us asap.” Email info@pdvet.org.nz or phone/text to leave a message with your name, phone number and address on 028 2558 7910. Its spread will be plotted and work to start controlling it if landowners require any assistance. Project De-Vine hopes to apply for some funding for control next year. If you are not familiar with how this plant will take over by climbing up other seedlings and strangling them, check out the National Weedbusters site: Climbing asparagus information sheet.

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Positive outlook for Bay tourism



International tourists may be a critically endangered species in New Zealand, but the number of Kiwis visiting Golden Bay is increasing. Figures collected by the Golden Bay Promotion Association (GBPA) show an encouraging trend; from June to September this year, the foot traffic counter at the Golden Bay Visitor Centre recorded 5063 visitors — a 15 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2019. Despite the encouraging statistics, GBPA chair Cheryl Elsey doesn’t underestimate the scale of the challenge facing the sector. “This is a very difficult time for the tourism business.” The loss of international visitors will leave a $17bn hole in New Zealand’s annual export earnings, but domestic tourism, which typically accounts for 60 per cent of all tourism revenue, is helping to fill some of the gap. In the altered market, Kiwis are inevitably the target of current promotions such as the “We’ve got this” campaign, launched in July 2020, which aims to showcase the Nelson-Tasman region’s attractions to the whole of the country. For Golden Bay specifically, a Covid Response Action Plan, developed locally in conjunction with Nelson Regional Development Agency, proposes a “three-pillar strategy based on tourism, with activities that can be implemented immediately to attract domestic visitors and create employment and enhance infrastructure”. This requires $2.7m of Government funding to implement. Forward bookings for accommodation in the Bay reveal a mixed bag. Visitor Centre manager Jasmine Polglase recently contacted a sample of GBPA members to assess their summer accommodation booking situation and found that, while campgrounds are filling up, motels are in danger of remaining partially empty. “Pakawau Beach Park, for example, is 90 per cent full from Christmas to Waitangi Day, thanks to returning Kiwis booked in over the summer. But motels are having it rough, with international groups cancelling, leaving big gaps over the summer. They are full from Christmas to about midJanuary, but have space after this. They all said winter has been better than last year though.” Jasmine points out the upside of seasonal vacancies for prospective tourists. “On a positive note, Golden Bay has space for families to come and visit this year, and the Visitor Centre can help find the perfect place for them to stay.” The unexpectedly busy winter season has created a minor problem for GBPA — it is running short of its tourist maps,

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Golden Bay Visitor Centre manager Jasmine Polglase is anticipating a busy summer season. Photo: Jo Richards.

distributed to visitors and members, and now needs to print a further 30,000 copies to fulfil anticipated summer demand. Map organiser Michelle Kelly advises those promoting their business via the map to settle any outstanding fees. “GBPA members have to be paid up by the end of October to get their little advertisement on the back of the map.” While acknowledging the difficulties facing the Bay’s tourism sector, Cheryl believes there are opportunities to be grasped. “It’s an ideal time to sell Golden Bay to New Zealanders who will be visiting this corner of the country for the first time.”

Dogs will be allowed on Tata Beach and in Takaka town centre in time for summer, albeit with provisos. Following the public hearing on proposals to amend the existing Dog Control Bylaw, held in August, the Golden Bay Community Board is recommending to Tasman District Council that some of the current restrictions are relaxed. Tata beach According to the unconfirmed minutes of the hearing and subsequent deliberations, “The GBCB decided that they would recommend a ban on dogs at Tata beach from sunset to 8.30am year round, thus allowing dogs access to the beach more often. Additionally, during the period 20 December to 20 January each year, dogs would be banned from the beach from 10am to 5pm every day. Dogs may access watercraft over this period via the boat ramp”. Commercial Street Takaka The minutes also state that Commercial Street, from the southern point of the junction of Commercial and Reilly Streets to the northern point of the junction of Commercial and Junction Streets, will be subject to the following under Schedule 1. “Every dog shall be kept under continuous control by means of a leash which is secured or held by a person capable of restraining the dog so that the dog cannot break loose.” The changes will come into effect following council approval at its full council meeting on 26 November. Minutes of the Submissions Hearing (unconfirmed) are available from TDC website: https://tdc.cwp.govt.nz/ my-council/meetings/committees-and-subcommittees/ all-meetings/?path=/EDMS/Public/Meetings/ GoldenBayCommunityBoard/2020/2020-10-13

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The 2020 Mussel Inn Masters promises Golden Bay fans a feast of football over Labour Weekend – and bigger and better than last year’s inaugural event. Golden Bay Association Football Club (GBAFC) had only had six weeks to organise the 2019 tournament after Nelson Bays Football were unable to host the South Island Masters. But the Takaka tournament proved to be a success both on and off the pitch – with the four teams putting on a great show of football, while social activities added fun and raised funds for the club. This year, with more lead-in time, the competition has expanded to include 12 teams, four of which are women’s teams. “That’s going up from what was around 60 players last year to almost 200 players this year. We even have teams coming from Wellington and Timaru,” says youth team coach and senior player Pew Singh. The visiting players, along with their friends and families, will provide a big boost for the Bay’s businesses, says Pew. “Lots of the teams are staying at local accommodation providers and some teams are already coming on Friday and staying until Monday, and will no doubt be out and about enjoying the Bay and frequenting our cafés and bars.” The tournament is named after the main sponsor – The

Mussel Inn, which is providing trophies and medals, in addition to supplying its iconic beers to the Rec Park Centre bar. Many other local businesses have also pitched in, coming out in force to support the fundraising raffle. The football kicks off at the Rec Park at 9.30am on Saturday, and from 10am on Sunday, with action on up to three pitches continuing throughout both days. The climax of the competition is on Sunday afternoon, with the women’s final at 1.30pm, and the men’s final at 2.15pm. On Saturday night, everyone is invited to party with the teams at the Rec Park Centre where five-piece band Tillerman will be playing live. “Doors open at 8pm and it is only a $5 entry. This is part of the club’s fundraiser so we’d really like the community to come,” says Pew. The next day, the sharp end of the tournament may see reigning men’s champions Richmond AFC trying to defend their title, but they are likely to encounter some strong competition, especially from Wellington’s established masters teams – and the home side, which Pew says has some unfinished business. “GBAFC will be looking to erase the memory of losing last year’s final in the last second of the match.” GBAFC Mussel Inn Masters is at the Rec Park on Saturday 24 October, 9.30am-4.15pm and Sunday 25 October, 10am-4pm.

Prompt response averts major fire RONNIE SHORT

At around midday on Sunday 4 October, a Ligar Bay landowner dialled 111 to alert the local fire forces promptly after a (permitted) fire on his property got out of control. The Takaka Fire Brigade happened to be in Pohara at the time, so headed straight there and were first on the scene. Fire Chief Philip Woolf quickly assessed the situation and his crew got to work as the Wainui Volunteer Rural Fire Force (WVRFF) arrived. The Upper Takaka Voluntary Fire Force also attended, each bringing their own equipment and skills set. “We all bring different toys to the playground,” said WVRFF controller Darren Foxwell. A helicopter from over the Hill assisted, filling a monsoon bucket with seawater to suppress the fire and to “mop-up”. “The fire was brought under control within 20-30 minutes, with the final smouldering stumps and flax bushes extinguished within a couple of hours, so we were able to send the helicopter home by 2.30pm. All left the fireground and headed home by about 3pm,” said Darren. According to Darren, the landowner did everything correctly – from obtaining the fire permit, to choosing good conditions to light the fire and phoning the fire services promptly when it got out of control. The cause was thought to be a large piece of debris flaring up and igniting a pile close by. There was not enough clear area around the burn heap location. The fire was in a “basin” area and created its own updraft. Due to a prompt turnout and concerted effort from all

involved, the fire travelled just half a hectare. Darren believes the potential for disaster was significant, with forestry and logs on the ground above, and he says the incident is a timely reminder to all of us as we enter another hot and potentially dry summer period. Outdoor fires require permits, which can be obtained online, as can plenty of information about fires and your responsibilities. Darren advises: “Before lighting any fire outdoors, check the website to see if a permit is required. If one is issued, read the permit conditions and stick to them.” www.checkitsalright.nz

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CLASSIFIEDS SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro BRIDGE 7 October. Upper Takaka Hi-Lo: N/S: Alan Blackie/P Panzeri 55.83%, R McDonald/J Pemberton 60%, P Taylor/S Van Wijngaarden 51.67%. E/W: B Burdett/A Telford 58.75%, Ann Blackie/P Wood 53.75%, L Godden/C Christiansen 48.75%, J Wedderburn/T Packard 48.75%. H/cap: Alan Blackie/P Panzeri 67.63%, R McDonald/J Pemberton 67%, P Nelson/L Scurr 60.70%. E/W: B Burdett/A Telford 66.60%, Ann Blackie/P Wood 62.90%, L Godden/C Christiansen 56.70%. 9 October. Friday Individual Howell: C Furness/L Scurr 58%, D Perreau/S Van Wijngaarden 55%, E Bradshaw/J Warren 51%. H/cap: C Furness/L Scurr 66%, D Perreau/S Van Wijngaarden 61.45%, J Massey/T Packard 57.50%.

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AGM NOTICES 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. FOREST and Bird AGM, Senior Citizens’ Hall, Tuesday 27 October. AGM at 7pm, public meeting 7.30pm, Rob Davidson marine ecologist on remnant ocean habitats.

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PERSONAL NOTICES / Pānui ake GONE TO BE WITH HER LORD - Lorna May Langford formerly store-keeper, Bainham. Passed away peacefully at Golden Bay Community Hospital on Tuesday 13 October 2020. A life dedicated to serving others.

A family gathering to celebrate Lorna’s life will be held at the Bainham Hall on Friday 23 October at 1pm.

PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui CAFE/OFFICE or other use to lease: On Commercial Street Takaka. Good position with loads of potential. Pavement café seating options and car parking. Available now. Details on request. Txt 020 4111 2626 with your phone number and email CONTAINER in CBD for lease, $25/weekly including GST. Ph 027 440 1200.

COULD the person who bought old trailer from AFT (Parapara) about two months ago please ph Pat 524 8588. 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.

Golden Bay High School

Property Development Update Drop in session with Architect Tuesday 20 October between 3.15 and 4.45 pm GBHS Library

AMIKA SALE - 10%-50% off almost everything! NOW ON! 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.


Flea Market Days @ Pakawau Hall Tables supplied, car boot sales welcome too - all $5 10am-1pm

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th October Book your table NOW

FLEA MARKET Day at Pakawau Hall, Labour weekend. Table or car boot, $5. Book your table now. Ph/txt 027 524 8202.

Phone or txt 027 524 8202

GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays.

ROCKVILLE Museum Labour Weekend “Steam Up” and early settlers’ machinery and action day (at the old dairy factory), Sunday 25 October, 10am-3pm. Steam machinery from a bygone era. Blacksmith in action. Pioneer kitchen and Plough Room Cafe. All our wide and varied collections and displays of early settlers’ treasurers and memorabilia, including, this time, an old-fashioned school desk with a set of the Ready to Read series with texts developed in 1963. See our display advertisement for details. Drop by on your Sunday drive. Join us, explore, socialise. Donations on entry appreciated. Proudly supported by Tasman District Council. AL-ANON: ARE YOU AFFECTED BY SOMEONE ELSE’S DRINKING? Weekly meetings, 1.30pm Monday at the Catholic Hall. All welcome. Ph 0508 425 2666.

The Whittaker Trust Funding Applications – October 2020 (applications close Friday 6 November 2020) Applications are invited from local organisations seeking financial assistance to improve the quality of life for the sick or elderly members of the Golden Bay community. Application forms are available from: The Whittaker Trust secretary, Jaine Lindsay, email: r-j.lindsay@xtra.co.nz Completed applications must be submitted no later than

5pm, Friday 6 November

either to: PO Box 348, Takaka 7142 or to: r-j.lindsay@xtra.co.nz


Groundwater survey aims to increase knowledge

Get involved in the big issues for Tasman Tasman District Council staff and councillors will be out and about this spring seeking your views on our environmental and development issues and opportunities, as we begin work on Aorere ki uta, Aorere ki tai – the new Tasman Environment Plan. Come along to one of these events to be part of the conversation about how we should protect and restore our environment, build community resilience, and provide for appropriate development of Tasman’s towns, local centres, rural areas, and coastal places.

This is the start of a process to develop a water management plan to ensure our water resources are sustainably managed. The plan will form part of the new Aorere ki uta, Aorere ki tai – Tasman Environment Plan.

For more information contact Melanie Westley on 03 543 8680 or melanie.westley@tasman.govt.nz, or visit our website, tasman.govt.nz



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. Head to tasman.govt. nz/link/grants to check out the funding guidelines and complete the application form by 31 October.

COUNCIL HUI For a list of upcoming meetings visit tasman.govt.nz/meetings-calendar

• Collingwood: Friday 6 November, 3.30 pm – 6.00 pm, Collingwood Memorial Hall. • Tākaka: Saturday 7 November, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm, Tākaka Community Hall.

WATER SAVING TIP PUT A bowl in the sink

when washing your

VEGETABLES then reuse the water on your garden

19784 HotHouse Creative

Council scientists are carrying out a groundwater quality survey in the Aorere/West Coast area to increase our understanding of the quality and quantity of groundwater in this part of our District.

We need your help! If you live in the area outlined in the map and use a bore for any purpose, we would love to hear from you to help us complete the first part of our research. If you choose to participate, we’ll arrange a time to visit your property in November or December to record some details of your bore.

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TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga Abel Tasman Accounting Limited Xero Certified, Public Practice CA. Taxation services and general business support for clients of all shapes and sizes. Available evenings and weekends. Ph Bronwyn 027 268 4010, bronwyn@abeltasmanaccounting.co.nz ACCOUNTANT and tax advisor. All Inland Revenue returns filed for big and small businesses and individuals. Self-employed and rental property reports prepared. Day and evening appointments available. Ph Susan Ayton Shaw 929 7507 or email taxayton@gmail.com ACCOUNTANT. Long-standing market leader with unbeatable professional qualifications and experience. Warn & Associates, ph 525 9919.

AFFORDABLE Carpentry Services. Ph Rick 027 919 1326. APPLIANCE and whiteware repair. 12+ years’ experience servicing all brands. Ph Luke 022 602 8118. ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580. CARS wanted. Will pick up for free (some conditions apply). Motueka Auto Parts. Ph 03 528 9576.

CHIMNEY cleaning, handyman, Dennis Sage ph 027 873 0726. CITRUS pruning, garden advice, design and development, soil testing, orchard work. Sol Morgan, GroWise Consultancy, ph 027 514 9112. COMPUTER and smartphone sales, repairs and solutions. Supporting all Windows and Apple products. Conveniently located at 65 Commercial Street or available by appointment on 027 831 4156. 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

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.

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.

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

GREENREAPER. Property maintenance, landscape and garden designs. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. References available.

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


HEAT pump installation, sales and servicing. Ph Dave McKay 027 404 4740, 525 8538.

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

LAWNMOWING. Pakawau, Bainham, Takaka to Wainui. Ph N Shaw 525 7597, 027 212 4020. niallshaw_6@hotmail.com

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

LAWNMOWING, www.goldenbaypropertyservices.co.nz, ph 027 690 0769. NGANGA picture framing, Collingwood, enquiries ph 021 107

WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726.

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

Drycleaning & Laundry service in the Bay! PICK-UP & DROP-OFF AGENT: Stitch ‘n Sew 71 Commercial Street (Next to GB Museum) Ph: 525 8177 | Open: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

Weekly turnaround - drop off by 6pm Wednesday and pick up next Thursday Urgent service available - phone us for details

PHONE 03 548 3473 mastervaletnelson.co.nz

Scaffold Solutions Edge Protection Site Fencing

Golden Bay Scaffold Ltd 027 569 6483

GOLDEN BAY HEDGE CUTTING Small Hedges and Large Shelterbelt Trimming Peter Collins phone: 027 513 5588 or 0800 891 634 www.tasmanbaycontracting.co.nz tasmanbaycontracting@gmail.com


PHONE 525 9419 14

Come and talk to us. We are located in Nelson and available for appointments in Golden Bay.

03 546 7786 Dr Carsten Hallwass Licensed Immigration Adviser (Number 200900212)


Helping Hands 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? THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER 2020

TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga



Valid to Golden Bay residents for your first 1 hour booking (normally $70 now $35) Emma Sutherland ND Naturopath/Massage Therapist/Reiki Master P 027 487 2639 Email: emma@ameliorate.nz



We’re your local


ACC Registered


22 Meihana Street, Takaka www.takakachiropractic.com

027 732 4476

Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm; Saturday 9am-1pm Ph 525 7265 │ 7 Commercial Street, Takaka

Tuesdays & Fridays

HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora Monumental



Rose Slow P 035259213

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

Chiropractor Inga Schmidt

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

MSc (Chiro), DC, MNZCA

021 180 7789

Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St

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.

www.healthfocus.co.nz ACC registered

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

Healing with Grace

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

IRIDOLOGY analysis, Herbalist, Reflexology, Reiki Master, Rongoā herbal medicine. Lisa Williams, ph 525 6150, txt 027 451 9797, www.goldenbayiridology.com MASSAGE AND REIKI. Emma Sutherland (Ameliorate). First one-hour treatment - $35 for GB locals. www.ameliorate.nz. Ph 027 487 2639. MASSAGE and trigger point therapy for chronic muscular pain, dysfunction, sports performance. Specialising in unresolved muscular pain. 20 years’ experience. Ph Paul 027 772 7334, 54 Commercial Street.

REFLEXOLOGY - relax and regenerate. For appointments please contact Ariane Wyler ph/txt 021 0260 7607, happyfeetflex@gmail.com SIMON Jones: Counselling, mediation, coaching. 28 years’ experience. Member NZAC. Ph 525 8542. YOUTH and adult counselling. Ph 027 416 6815, email selena@ gbwct.org.nz

• • • • • •

Sports & Accident injuries Complex musculoskeletal conditions Clinical reviews / Second opinions Orthopaedic / Post-operative rehabilitation Postural / Biomechanical correction programmes Clinical Massage Therapy Grace Shields 021346642 ♥ 5258106

No GP referral required BTSM, RMT MNZ Gift Vouchers Available Ask us about our no-cost initial Physio assessment

Call 0800 749 739 for info or an appointment today

Healing with Grace &

021 346642 ♥ 525 8106

GOLDEN BAY DIGGER HIRE * 1.7 tonne Kubota * 3 buckets * Zero swing * Expandable tracks * Auger attachment * Concrete mixer petrol-powered $40 per day * Delivery available gbdiggerhire@hotmail.com Phone: Aaron McKenna & James Mackay on 027 713 0684 THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER 2020

Grant Watson

Manipulative Physiotherapist

Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

Mondays, and Thursday mornings Ph: 027 370 6472 Email: wattie18@outlook.com 15

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko


SAW bench with folding elevator. 9HP Kubota diesel, $5000. Ph 027 333 5234.


SLEEPOUT (converted caravan, large open space for teenager). Massive 32-feet, three axles tow away, toilet, shower, new electrical certificate, sold as is. Photos ph 021 174 5815. Offers over $30,000.

VACANCY We will be needing a new person to join our team in November. The job will be a permanent – part-time position of 22 – 30 hours per week. The applicant must be responsible, honest and reliable and able to work unsupervised. If you are looking for something that will give you satisfaction and variety working with a great team, please call into the shop and pick up an application form. Retail experience/Managers Certificate would be an advantage but not essential as training will be given.

CAT and dog doors. Installed for you by 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.

Collingwood General Store, 12 Tasman Street, Collingwood. Ph 03 5248221

BUILDING or renovating? AES Wastewater Treatment system: No power, 20-year warranty, supplying NZ from Golden Bay. www.et.nz, ph 525 9020.


TOYOTA Funcargo, 2004, cheap to run. $2600. Ph 525 9298.

Golden Bay Community Health

NISSAN Cefiro station wagon, nice car. $2000. Ph 027 672 1648. New copies of the book Whitebaiters Never Lie, $50. Ph 525 9373. Great birthday and Christmas presents.

EMPLOYMENT WANTED / Hiahia mahi SPRING CLEANER - house, garden, lawns, gutters. Txt 020 4091 2798. I’ll ring back ASAP. DRIVER available, spotless P-class license. Ph Sage 525 7698.

Activities Co-ordinator 0.3 FTE 12 hours per week. Golden Bay Community Health is an Integrated Health Facility that includes a wide range of primary, secondary and community care including 24 hospital and rest-home beds, and acute/flexi-beds. We are looking an experienced individual who has experience working within aged care as an activities co-ordinator/diversional therapist. You will need to have: • Previous experience. • Certificates in diversional therapy or working towards. • Full NZ clean driving licence. Position closes Thursday 22nd October 2020 If this sounds like you, please give us a call or send your CV and application to hr@nbph.org.nz or NBPH, PO Box 1776 Nelson 7040. Linzi Birmingham General Manager: Linzi.birmingham@nbph.org.nz .

SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea NIGHT and morning caregivers needed, Friday and Saturday nights, Saturday and Sunday mornings to fill. Must have a good memory, general common sense, car license. Training provided if needed. Ph Dan 027 269 8333.

AWESOME patch of land 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 contact me ph 021 0266 0509.

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

WOF INSPECTOR/QUALIFIED MECHANIC We have a position at our Onekaka office for a multi-tasking capable person to provide admin backup and other creative support to our staff. You would work with persons producing design reports for wastewater design projects around the Top of the South and answer phone enquiries from around NZ for other Companies that this office supports. These include Environment Technology - AES Wastewater Treatment systems - and SiteMachinery Ltd, distributor of soil and gravel processing and other materials handling equipment. Training opportunities for this will be available. Digital and written expression skills are a requisite in the usual suite of MS and Adobe software. A science background will be a distinct advantage along with experience with social media marketing and marketing in general. Initial remuneration will be based above the living wage and adjusted therefrom on the basis of productivity competence. Part time and contract engagement is possible.

Orange Mechanical is a family-owned business that has been servicing Golden Bay for over 40 years, whether it be in our workshop or on the farm. We hold contracts with AA and First Assistance, and provide 24-hour tow/salvage service also. We are currently looking to employ a WOF Inspector/Mechanic with the following key attributes: • • • • • • •

Current WOF ticket Full NZ driver’s licence Mechanical aptitude Good people skills Hardworking Clean and tidy work habits Honest and reliable

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?

If you think this is you please send your CV through to orange@xtra.co.nz or drop in to us at 38 Motupipi Street.

Our resources and support can help protect both you and your asset - leaving you more time to just enjoy life.

We would also consider a part-time WOF Inspector.

Call our NZQA qualified Property Manager today! Jenna Bowden - 027 525 7229 - jenna.bowden@raywhite.com

Please email your interest in confidence to info@projectresource.co.nz

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Golden Bay High School 16


7 Falconer Road, Pohara

We are giving away an E-Bike

Proud to be supporting local business's

Open Home For Sale: Open Home:

SET DATE OF SALE: Closes 1pm, Tues 27th Oct 2020 - Will NOT be sold prior Sunday 18th 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

Tender For Sale: TENDER: Closes 1pm, 3rd Nov 2020 Open Home: Please call to view with agent 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.

695 East Takaka Road, East Takaka

For Sale For Sale: View:

$798,000 Please call to view with agent

MARBLE MOUNTAIN MANSION - Buy yourself some space, inside and out, with this lofty mansion on the lower slopes of our marble mountain. Situated on a quiet back road in East Takaka, just beyond Gorge Creek bridge, you will be tucked away from the world, enjoying peace and privacy, and yet only 15 minutes' drive from town. LIM report and virtual tour available.

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 WANTED / Hiahia


Quick removal. Some models are worth good cash $ $ $. Support the Bay.

Ph now 020 4167 1519

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. COURTHOUSE CAFÉ, Collingwood. Open 7 days, 8.30am-2pm. Pizzas on Friday nights. Ph 524 8194. CURRY LEAF. Open 7 days, 12-8pm. Chef-made food, takeaway prices. Order online thecurryleaf.co.nz or ph 525 8481. DANGEROUS KITCHEN. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, TuesdaySaturday from 9am till 8pm, closed Sunday, Monday. For bookings and takeaways ph 525 8686. DE-LISH DELICATESSEN. Sumptuous, delicious food. Lunches, catering, coffee, chocolate, cheeses and epicure items. Weekdays from 6.30am. Ph 525 7111. MAD CAFÉ & 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. WHOLEMEAL CAFÉ, open for dine-in meals and takeaways 7.30am-3pm, Monday to Friday and 8am-3pm Saturday and Sunday. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER 2020

SPORT / Hākinakina

Takaka Basketball GRAND FINALS

Wednesday 21 October at the Rec Centre 6.15: Women’s Final 7.30: Men’s Final Come along and support our local competition Refreshments available

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

Sunday Service 10am All Welcome ☺

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

Ph: 525 9265

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

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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere FRIDAY 16 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.

SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER FINAL NIGHT! 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.

TUESDAY 20 OCTOBER BADMINTON, GBHS gym, 7-9pm. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007. 17

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays. Late fees apply until 4pm Tuesdays, if space is available.

WEDNESDAY 21 OCTOBER COSTUME HIRE, closed until 21 October when normal hours resume. ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10am12.30pm, Onekaka Hall.

THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 10am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007.

LATER EVENTS FLEA MARKET Days at Pakawau Hall, Labour weekend. Table or car boot, $5. Book your table now. Ph/txt 027 524 8202. MOTUPIPI HALL LABOUR WEEKEND BOOK FAIR, Saturday 24 October, 10am-2pm. Baking and produce. ROCKVILLE MUSEUM LABOUR WEEKEND “STEAM UP” and early settlers’ machinery and action day (at the old dairy factory), Sunday 25 October, 10am-3pm. Steam machinery from a bygone era. Blacksmith in action. Pioneer kitchen and Plough Room Cafe. All our wide and varied collections and displays of early settlers’ treasurers and memorabilia, including, this time, an old-fashioned school desk with a set of the Ready to Read series with texts developed in 1963. See our display advertisement for details. Drop by on your Sunday drive. Join us, explore, socialise. Donations on entry appreciated. Proudly supported by Tasman District Council.

Golden Bay Patchwork and Quilters present


Come one, come all, to Pakawau Hall

To market to market to buy a fat pig. Come one, come all! Please support the annual Pakawau Flea Market on Saturday and Sunday, 10am-1pm, over Labour Weekend. You never know what treasure you may find in the historic Pakawau Hall. If you are fundraising, have something to sell, are looking for a gift or hunting for new and used bargains, then come along or join in and check it out. We have a variety of local bits and pieces, including: seedlings for your garden, plants, puzzles, furniture, ceramics, clothing, honey, pumpkins, arts and craft, foods and vegetables, collectables and bric-a-brac. Baby animals and pony rides. On your way out here or back there’s great ice cream at the Pakawau Beach Park. Tables or car boots are $5 - towards costs. Phone or txt Jules 027 524 8202 to book or just come along with your pennies for a look. See you there.

Collingwood Memorial Hall, Tasman Street, Collingwood

The Mussel Inn

Labour Weekend 24-26 October


The essence of good vision


Sat 17th VOTE!!! Thur22nd QUIZ – all welcome, 7.30pm Sun 25th HOPETOUN BROWN, 8pm, $15 on the door Thur 29th ACID ON THE MICROPHONE – poems, songs

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



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


$15 on the door


Programmes to listen out for NEW SHOW - Backtrackin

Chris Edgley has come back to radio after a 20-year break and will take you on a 2-hour journey back in time featuring music from the last 60 years. Tune in on Saturday evenings from 6-8 with replays Mondays at midnight.


Democracy Now! - A daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. Democracy Now! airs on Fresh FM Sundays at noon. Trinket Box - Maria Baigent presents an hour of Musical Trinkets, written, sung and performed by women. Every second Sunday afternoon at 4pm and replays a week later on Monday at noon. Now also airing on Radio Southland and Otago Access Radio

BSc Dip Opt

Your eyes are special - Let us look after them -

16 5.00 Hope Gap (M) 8.00 The Broken Hearts Gallery (M) Sat 17 5.00 SHOW ME SHORTS (M) The Sampler (Final) 8.00 Hope Gap (M) Sun 18 5.00 The Mystery of Henri Pick (M) 8.00 The Broken Hearts Gallery (M) Wed 21 5.00 The Mystery of Henri Pick (M) 8.00 The Booksellers Thu 22 2.00 Matinee: Hope Gap (M) 8.00 The Broken Hearts Gallery (M) Fri 23 5.00 Gauguin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost (Final) 8.00 Hope Gap (M) (Final) Sat 24 5.00 The Broken Hearts Gallery (M) 8.00 THE BIG BIKE FILM NIGHT - One Screening only! Buy tickets direct: trybooking.co.nz/DHY. Adults $22/ Under 17 $17. Ticket: (subject to availability) from Friday 23 Oct @ Village Theatre. Sun 25 5.00 The Booksellers (Final) 8.00 The Mystery of Henri Pick (M) Fri

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



Sat 24th SEA MOUSE, $10 on the door

Ph 525 9702 for appointments

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admin@gbweekly.co.nz Phone 027 525 8679 THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER 2020

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New location Our coffee shed the

‘Street Live Cafe‘ is in Pohara now in front of the Aroha Health Spa.

& Young@Art

We will be open from the 23. of Oct.

and are looking forward to seeing you all again.

“Community art exhibion” JUDGES: Craig Potton, Mike Ward, James Alker

792 Abel Tasman Drive Pohara

GRAND OPENING: Saturday 17 October doors open at 4.30pm EXHIBITION: 18-26 October Golden Bay High School hall Koha entry


Tasman District

UPCOMING GIGS & EVENTS... Friday 16th Osctober

warp // deepsouthaudio Saturday 17th October


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

BUTTERFACE (LIVE) Soulfire Soundsystem Thursday 29th October

Threat.Meet.Protocol: THE WITCH TRIALS NZ TOUR Saturday 31st October


LOOSE CONNEXIONS // EMMA TREE // AQUA POODLE SPOOKY DRESS UP & SPOT PRIZES TO BE WON!! Gourmet food & burgers, Open fire, Good beer, Good people



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Valid from Friday 16 until Tuesday 20 October Friday: Southeasterlies, fresh at first near Farewell, light winds elsewhere. Fine with early frosts. Northwesterlies developing later with increasing cloud.

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Monday: Northerlies developing. Cloud thickening and some rain likely later.

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



Ph: (03) 525 8800


OPEN HOME Sunday 1.00 - 1.30pm


Deadline Sale: 2pm 30/10/20 (NSP)

The Kiwi Bach! Don’t drag your toes with this one as it’s a goodie! Situated within walking distance of beautiful Pōhara Beach, this two bedroom home invites you to relax and enjoy. The 809m2 section offers space for the tents at Xmas and there’s room for the pets but hey, why not make it your permanent home?! Call me for further info., or pop along to my Open Home on Sunday . 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 - Give me a call to view! Ref: GB3799 Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or paul@goldenbayproperty.com 31 ARAPETA PLACE, TAKAKA

Great vistas from this elevated section



This elevated, sloping & sunny north facing section is 2071m2 & offers a stunning vista of the western ranges & out to the sea. Above the Rototai Subdivision, there’s a calming rural feel here. Power, phone & wastewater connections are avail., no dev. contributions to pay. Walk to town or schools safely or just a 5min drive to the beach. Ref: GB3801 Annie Telford 0272 491 408 or annie@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!

• 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

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





• 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

• 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

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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Golden Bay Weekly - 16 October 2020  

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