Friday 11 September 2020
Port Tarakohe gets $20m boost
The Government’s offer of a $20m loan to Tasman District Council could kick-start the upgrade of Port Tarakohe. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS
Major stakeholders have welcomed the Government’s recent funding announcement for the redevelopment of Port Tarakohe, saying it will be good for business, recreation, and community resilience. But the $20m sum is in the form of a loan, rather than the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) grant Tasman District Council was hoping for. Others are sceptical about the benefits to Golden Bay’s wider community, questioning whether ratepayers should be funding what is predominantly commercial infrastructure. Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters broke the news of the loan at Tasman District Council Offices in Richmond last Thursday. Mayor Tim King was quick to acknowledge the importance of the move for both commercial and recreational users of the port. “Redevelopment will enable Port Tarakohe to take its place as a strategic contributor within the region’s and country’s ocean economy providing not only local employment but also the catalyst for further investment with the surety of the appropriate infrastructure. The funding also recognises the port’s amenity value enabling development to benefit
recreation users through the relocation and expansion of private berths.” West Coast-Tasman MP Damien O’Connor echoed the mayor’s sentiments. “The upgrade of Port Tarakohe will improve the wellbeing of the region – economically in terms of jobs and wealth creation; socially – through improved recreational and visitor services and infrastructure; environmentally – through improved port facilities and on water practices, and culturally by provision of income for local iwi.” The current configuration of Port Tarakohe is viewed as a major hurdle to the expansion of the Bay’s mussel farms as it does not provide sufficient capacity, infrastructure, or the appropriate food safety capability. In August 2019, TDC attempted to address this situation with its report Upgrade of Port Tarakohe Business Case which sets out a proposal for the redevelopment, along with economic and financial analysis. The proposed redevelopment includes the separation of the commercial and recreational areas with an increase in commercial marine berths and wharf space, plus a new recreational marina and harbourmaster building.
A total project cost of $28.3m was agreed, to be financed by a combination of a PGF grant $22.07m), capital co-funding from TDC and industry ($6.2m), plus further capital funding from TDC ($2.6m). According to the report (p49), the PGF grant was a crucial component of the funding mix: “Council do not have the ability to take on any further debt as it would likely cause a breach of the net debt borrowing limit for TDC... As such, grant funding of $22.07m is the only option to meet the upfront capital expenditure.”This was further underlined on p57: “…. If funding from PGF was an interest bearing loan, this would jeopardise the solvency of Port Tarakohe.” The loan and council debt The Government’s rejection of the grant application means that the loan is now the only option on the table. Although the terms and conditions of the package have yet to be negotiated, it will be classed as a concessionary loan, meaning concessions on timing, interest rate and priority of repayments could be granted by the lender, explains TDC’s corporate and Government services manager Mike Drummond. Continued on page 2
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The Local Government Commission’s hearing on the option for a local board for Golden Bay got underway at Onetahua Marae on Tuesday morning and continued until early evening. More than 40 people advanced wellinformed and, in some cases, passionate arguments for or against a local board, but some significant common ground emerged. Although the focus of the hearing was on the governance structure, it became increasingly clear, from all sides of the debate, that it was the relationship between community and council that was the overriding factor determining the quality of local decision-making. Another important theme that arose during the Commission’s probing questioning was Tasman District Council’s lack of a strategic approach to local decision-making. The day began at around 9am, with representatives from the Marae welcoming the commission’s team, plus around a dozen submitters, with a powhiri. Following an early morning tea, commission chair Brendan Duffy opened the formal proceedings with a clear explanation of the purpose of the hearing. “We have read all the submissions. We do not get into debate. We ask questions.” Representing Manawhenua ki Mohua, the first speaker Barney Thomas was unhappy with both the status quo and the proposal. “There is no opportunity for us to be represented. We should be included by way of right, not by vote.” Commissioner Janie Annear explained that, while sympathetic, the LGC could not legally make such a change. Members of the Golden Bay Local Board Working Group (GBLBWG) were up next with spokesman Tony Lawton summarising the group’s position. “We support local boards for all wards in Tasman...It’s about local people working with council staff to make better decisions.” He argued that a local board should have greater responsibility than a community board, including governance of all the Bay’s commercial assets as well as taking on some regulatory functions. Fellow group member Roland Toder talked about the costs of running a local board, supporting the commission’s estimate, and questioning TDC’s projection of 4.5 full-time equivalent personnel being required to service a board. “If we do establish a local board…we should not accept a cost proposal for a local board .... Continued on page 2
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PORT TARAKOHE Continued from page 1 “The loan will not be secured against the port but as is other council borrowings against future rates income. Ideally the final terms will contain concessions that will have the least impact on ratepayers.” There will have to be some hard bargaining and/or smart accounting: The council’s net debt is currently $161.7m and its financial strategy includes a net debt cap of $200 million. As the facility is drawn down it will be added to the council’s debt. “It would likely cause a breach of the $200m net debt limit, if all other capital works occur as planned,” says Mike. “The net debt limit will be reconsidered as part of the Long Term Plan 2021-2031.” Now that the finances are taking shape, Mike says that council are looking at a revised business case (in light of Covid-19 impacts), more detailed design work and obtaining council, Government and industry commitments to the project. “Council is yet to make a final decision to proceed. That will occur once a revised business case is presented and all the funding streams are covered by contractual arrangements.” The business case Aside from the funding issue, TDC makes a persuasive argument for the project in the Business Case document. The 10-year projections for the redeveloped port facility show Golden Bay’s mussel harvest increasing from 8,000 to 41,000 tonnes per annum by the end of the decade with $1.4bn added to the district’s economy over the same period. Furthermore, the expansion is expected to unlock private investment of $100m and create over 1000 jobs once fully operational. In the immediate aftermath of Winston Peters’ announcement, President of the Marine Farming Association (MFA) Jonathan Large described the port upgrade as “the missing piece of the puzzle for the mussel industry in Golden Bay” and said the loan would help boost the industry’s investment in consents, farm infrastructure, vessels and people. “This support from Government will now give us the much needed confidence that we will be able to continue operating in Golden Bay whilst growing the industry, employing more local people and providing a significant economic boost to the Golden Bay area.” Benefits and costs To what extent these benefits would be realised in the Bay is unclear, but in the absence of any new locallybased processing operation, it is likely that profits and employment related to value added activities will be enjoyed on the other side of the Hill. Job forecasts associated with mussel sector growth show a mix of direct and indirect employment, explains MFA’s general manager Ned Wells. “We are expecting 80 additional full-time equivalent roles to be Golden Bay based once the water space is fully developed. About 50 per cent of these roles will be vessel crew, with the remaining 50 per cent split between shore staff, managers and ancillary service providers. These jobs will inject about $5million into the local economy which will have flow on effects for the retail, hospitality and construction industries. Importantly, they will also provide rewarding career pathways for locals who want to train and work while living in the Bay. On the recreational side, things remain all at sea as long as Pohara Boat Club’s lease, which was due for renewal by TDC last year, remains “on hold”, says Club Commodore Graeme Baigent. “We have no idea what’s going on. We are really disappointed that TDC have told us nothing about proposals or development or asked for any input from us since the initial concept drawings were shown to us. Even the penguin trust has had discussions with them.” Chair of that trust Cynthia McConville is, by contrast, very happy with the provision made for the local little blues. “The Trust is pleased our korora will be included as part of an upgrade of Port Tarakohe.” For the Marine Farming Impacts Group (MFIG), the economic benefits of industry growth come with significant environmental and social costs. MFIG spokesman Rod Barker believes there should be a wider debate about the development of the mussel industry and its associated infrastructure. “The thing is, they’re not asking the Golden Bay community what we want, they’re telling us what we want, they’re framing it how they think it should be. “Minister Peters and Minister O’Connor talk of industry growth, provision of more jobs and also support for the tourism industry. How do these interests coexist? The golden sands of this area of outstanding natural beauty will be juxtaposed by droning boats and mussel floats.” There is clearly much work still to be done but, if council take up the Government loan, the redevelopment of Port Tarakohe could be about to set sail. 2
Local board hearing
The Local Government Commission team outside Onetahua Marae on Tuesday morning. Photo: Jo Richards.
Continued from page 1 ...from a council that has never had one.” In response to a question from Janie, Roland said that a local board could gradually accumulate responsibilities as trust and competence developed. “Yes, more and more could be handed over.” Tasman District Council made its case through mayor Tim King and CEO Janine Dowding. Tim addressed the significance of relationships and structure, stressing the overriding influence of the former. “It comes down to relationships with communities. Golden Bay has some big issues, but a new structure won’t magic away these challenges.” He warned of a possible gap between expectation and delivery in the context of a local board and admitted that TDC are concerned about costs. “Be absolutely clear that benefits justify the costs.” Janine was very concerned about costs which council had estimated at $900,000, using the example of Auckland’s local boards, “There is no potential for council to absorb additional cost.” She explained that staff were fully occupied and there was no scope for increasing their workload. Commissioner Sue Piper asked what council’s policy was on seeking advice from the Community Board. The responses from both Tim and Janine indicated that there was no such policy. Janie suggested that the last two years should have been a catalyst for council to engage more fully with the community board and asked about the council’s underlying approach to local governance. “What is your philosophy to local decisionmaking? Do you have a strategy?” “We don’t have a strategic plan for local decision-making,”
replied Janine. The questioning moved onto financial issues, with Brendan pointing out that TDC’s total costs for governance services across the district is $843,000, whereas the estimated cost for running a Golden Bay local board is $900,000. The Commission’s lead adviser Gavin Beattie explained that the Commission’s estimate was based on the marginal cost of a local board compared with a community board, not the total governance costs of the former. “You have not compared the cost of a local board with the full cost of a community board.” In the remaining time before lunch, four further submissions were heard by the Commission. TDC councillor Chris Hill highlighted the need for a more holistic and evidence-based assessment while Celia Butler, speaking as a member of the public, argued that low income families, “the group who are hardest hit, are the least able to submit”. The current Golden Bay Community Board, represented by Abbie Langford and Grant Knowles, adopted a neutral stance on the local board proposal but said the costs should reflect the level of responsibility and all wards should be consistently represented. Fellow board member Averill Grant wrapped up the morning’s contributions saying that Covid-19 increased the importance of local decision-making and that if there is no local board, the community would have had a “guts-full”. The hearing continued after lunch with a further two-dozen submitters making their case before the meeting closed. The commissioners subsequently reconvened for the final session at the Headingly Centre, Richmond on Wednesday morning. The Commission will now deliberate before announcing its decision in November.
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Supporting students in need RONNIE SHORT
Two learning support workers explained their roles at last month’s GB Community and Whanau lunchtime meeting. Melanie Mott and Nicole Manson are teachers employed by the Ministry of Education (MOE) as learning support coordinators (LSC) for students in need. Their role is to identify individuals—and groups—having learning difficulties, across all Golden Bay schools. Based in the Green House at Golden Bay High School, Melanie and Nicole liaise regularly with special education needs co-ordinators and senior leadership teams, including school deans and teachers, about any students of concern. Nationwide there are currently 623 LSCs. Their role is to remove any barriers to education and help our tamariki to flourish. Statistically, about one in five students will need support at some stage during their schooling. Melanie and Nicole, however, already know that there are higher numbers of children in need. For example, some children with dyslexia can experience a great deal of mental anguish, feeling misunderstood and frustrated, all of which makes learning difficult. Every child’s story is different. Inclusive Education is the term used for creating the adaptations needed to make learning more accessible to all those with learning needs. Melanie and Nicole will network across the whole community and with other agencies, aiming to get things happening as quickly as possible for the children in need. “Currently we are working out the matrix of it all,” said Melanie. The idea is to develop a cohesive and consistent support system that will continue throughout a child’s education. Both women are keen to work on changing perceptions and destigmatising children with different learning needs. Nicole has already liaised with students from local schools, and they will create portraits of famous and successful people in the world, who happen to have dyslexia. Their work will be installed in the Takaka library during World Dyslexia Week, beginning on 5 October. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or nicole.manson@ gbh.school.nz
Learning support workers Nicole Manson, left, and Melanie Mott. Photo: Ronnie Short.
Annual Tinbum event in the making SUBMITTED
The NBS Tinbum Triathlon committee would like to belatedly acknowledge and thank the participants and volunteers of the 2020 event held in March. We are proud to be able to donate $1900 to the Mohua Social Services community chest. This will be used to help our tamariki access sports. The wooden head for oldest local male was once again claimed by Rod Sharp, with Julie Sherratt re-claiming her prize after taking a few years off competing. Amelia Scotland won her category of U18 female in the time of 58:34 and also took home the gold coin for first Golden Bay High School female across the winning line. Oliver Gray took home the gold coin for first Golden Bay High School male winning the U18 male category with a fantastic time of 50:13. Fo r f u l l r e s u l t s a n d p h o t o s v i s i t o u r w e b s i t e goldenbaytinbumblogspot.com. Currently the Tinbum is held every second year. We would like to gauge interest in the community in bringing it back to an
annual event. We also need volunteers to help on the committee for next time. Please email Debbie Jones debbielelu@gmail. com to let us know your thoughts or to offer help.
The committee belatedly but with great appreciation thanks our major sponsors NBS and Danny Walker. Also EarthSea Gallery, Kotare Sands, First National, Harcourts, GB Weekly, Cape Farewell Horse Treks, De-Lish, Dangerous Kitchen, Dan Darwen Builders, Abel Tasman Plumbing, Rod Sharp, Crossfit Mohua, Che Alexis, Takaka Village Theatre, Louise Manvell, The Brigand, The Curry Leaf, Sans Souci, Quiet Revolution, Bay Takeaway, Ray White Real Estate, Philip and Rose Windle, Wayne and Nicky Packard and, last but definitely not least, the Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park for use of their campground and helpful staff.
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LE T TERS Further reflections on pigeons
Robbie Robilliard (GBW letters 28/8) will be pleased to hear there’s an answer to her birds versus windows problem. After a number of distressing window deaths I hung some very fine black netting (from Hammer Hardware, cost about $10) from the eaves in front of the offending windows. Virtually no obstruction of view and no more sad little bundles of feathers. Mike Scott
Choose sustainable food
In regards to last week’s letter, A Change of Heart? (GBW 4/9). Thank you for raising the dirty secret of conventional vegetable growing. It is true that conventional vegetable farmers do have to pile on the nutrients as modern vegetables are very hungry crops. I would like to point out though that this does not apply to organically grown vegetables. We manage to get decent yields with no synthetic nitrogen or superphosphate added to the soil. Organic farming relies on the addition of organic matter to the soil using composts and nitrogen-fixing cover crops which help to retain nutrients in the soil, preventing them from washing into waterways. We carefully budget our phosphate and nutrient requirements with soil tests and boost the microbes in the soil to make what nutrients are there more available to plants. It is a delicate balance but one that can be done successfully. Anyone that bemoans the state of our waterways and then buys conventional vegetables is adding to the problem. We all have a choice and hold the power to change our environment by growing our own or buying into a food production method that supports rather than destroys our environment. Dairy is a great source of nutrients and is popular for a reason. Instead of bashing the dairy industry, vote with your feet and make supermarkets stock more sustainable products. We have the answers we just need to put our money where our mouth is. Jacqui Allen, Parapara Organics
The submission count
Just a few weeks ago The GB Weekly caught up with Pakawau artist Claire Rose as she was close to completing her children’s book Animal Tales of Golden Bay. Claire has now published the book and it is on sale at The Flyfisher’s Wife in Collingwood, Pakawau Beach Park shop, and Take Note Takaka.
The winner of a copy of Claire’s book is Marilyn Ferguson Congratulations! We’ll be in touch. Thanks to all those who entered the competition.
I read in The GB Weekly (4/9) that the Local Government Commission received a total of 581 submissions on the establishment of a local board in Golden Bay. The breakdown was 200 supporting retention of the status quo. That means about 381 in favour of a local board in Golden Bay or other wards elsewhere. This is a terrible result from a voting population of over 3000 in the Golden Bay community and 54,000 in the whole district who were given a postal drop explaining the pros and cons of a local board. How can this be a democratic representation and fair reflection of public support? What is a true democratic result? Will the silent majority win again? Is it fair to say 381 are in favour and 53,619 want to maintain the status quo? My feeling is that this whole exercise should have been the business of Golden Bay residents only. Reg Turner
Fishy argument on dolphins
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Hugh Cropp’s accusations against conservationists and the Government as hypocrites need challenging (GBW 4/9). Toxoplasmosis deaths [in dolphins] are likely to be in individuals stressed by the environment and susceptible to a normally fairly benign illness. The fishing industry however, should be fronting their own hypocrisy, an industry neither built nor paid for by them. It belongs to us all, not just humans. There are obligations to be met for this, and fishers are falling sadly short. Boats must report by catch. In 2017, three per cent of fishing boats with observers on board reported 13 penguins killed in nets, the other 97 per cent killed one. Reportedly, boats with observers are nine times more likely to kill sea birds. And I won’t go into the dumped non-target fish species. Go figure. Unless seabirds and dolphins have a suicidal urge to target boats with observers, something is very fishy. Heather Wallace
Care, tolerance and respect
In general, the most important thing, to any living thing, is its own life. Your life is as important to you as my life is to me. We all do our best throughout our lives. Unfortunately, some people feel that their life is more important than others due to their upbringing and belief systems. Personally, I do not believe that I selected which country, culture and family that I was born into. Currently, around the world, there is a push for globalisation. Individuals’ rights are pushed aside for the good of the community. If we personally treat each other with care, tolerance and respect, guess what? Our society will become caring, tolerant and respectful. There is an extremely small number of people who feel they have the right to manipulate and subjugate the global population. They believe that everyone is as malevolent as they are and therefore deserve to be controlled and exploited. If we
unite as a family, and refuse their domination, this world can become an ethical community for normal peaceable people to live in. Andrew Smith
Value the Collingwood nurse clinics
Please keep your appointments at the Collingwood nurse clinic. On Tuesday, 1 September, I arrived a few minutes early for my 10.15am appointment. Imagine my surprise to find I was the first person to attend the clinic that morning. This means that three people had failed to keep their appointments. Naturally, the nurse was disappointed. Her comment that those failing to attend “had probably forgotten” made me wonder about people’s priorities. Do they really appreciate having a nurse travelling from Takaka to Collingwood each week? I think the saying “use it or lose it” is very appropriate in this situation. Minty Henderson
Donations needed to stay on track
It is with great delight that the Takaka Primary School Bike Track Committee can confirm that on Monday 14 September work is commencing on our asphalt bike track, which will be a fantastic asset for the school and wider community. In order to keep to the costs of this $80,000 project, we need some volunteer labour on 21-22 September, to wheelbarrow the asphalt to the track. You will be fed for your efforts. We are also gratefully accepting baking to our school office (items that can be frozen and defrosted please) to help keep the team well fed during the three-week build. Please phone the school office on 525 9035 or email postie@ takakaprimary.school.nz if you can help with a donation of baking or time. We would greatly appreciate community contributions to see this project to completion. Thank you in advance. The Takaka Primary School Bike Track Committee
Farming: A Change of Heart
The Change of Heart presentation on 29 August did take aback many who saw those winter grazing pictures. The large scale of winter grazing in Southland and Southern Otago may not compare with our farming here in Golden Bay but anyone who drove around the Takaka and Aorere valleys during winter could see cows in muddy paddocks next to creeks, just like those pictures from the presentation, and drainage lines running right through strip-grazed brassica/turnip paddocks. The “adverse downstream effects”, to use TDC’s RMA language, are easy to find. It is no coincidence that the Motupipi catchment is ranked as one of the 10 most polluted catchments in the country and that studies have also identified sediment build up in Golden Bay’s estuaries to originate from farming practices. Winter grazing is documented by the country’s big dairy farmer, Landcorp, to lead to high nutrient and sediment losses from farms. To me “sediment build-up in estuaries” sounds a tad too scientific as what it really means is eroded topsoil reduces the productive capacity of farms on one end causing a pollution problem on its way to the estuary. I wholeheartedly congratulate our dairy farmers for their high effluent discharge compliance and I also highly appreciate the daily work of those farmers who have developed often more expensive grazing practices to avoid high-intensity winter grazing altogether and minimise pugging damage of their pastures in our high rainfall region. Indeed there are no free lunches for all of us here in Golden Bay. Klaus Thoma
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End of Life Choice Act 2019 New Zealand will soon vote on whether terminally-ill people should be able to ask for help to end their life. Nelson Tasman Hospice chief executive Frans Dellebeke explains why the Nelson Tasman Hospice conscientiously objects to the End of Life Choice Act 2019, and also why the Hospice is committed to caring for every member of the community, regardless of their personal choice about assisted dying. This October, New Zealand will go to the polls to choose our next Government. At the same time, two referendums will be held: A non-binding referendum on cannabis legalisation and control, and a binding referendum on whether to allow someone who is terminally ill to legally request assisted dying to end their life. This Act is called the End of Life Choice Act 2019. The process is also known as voluntary euthanasia and assisted dying.
or years of their life with dignity and respect. We believe palliative care is the best option for people living with terminal illness and their families, helping them and everyone around them come to terms with this normal part of life.
The Nelson Tasman Hospice accepts that all people have freedom of choice and should they wish to choose assisted dying, we will continue to provide support and palliative care to the patient and their family/whānau, which includes bereavement support and counselling. This is what Hospice has always done. We will continue our commitment to providing excellent palliative care to everyone, regardless of the outcome of the referendum this October. The referendum is a big decision for every voter, and we each have a responsibility to fully understand what we are voting on. More information on these choices is available at www. nelsonhospice.org.nz and www.hospice.org.nz.
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The Government site with information about the referendum is: referendums.govt.nz/endoflifechoice
As experts in providing palliative care, with a long-established philosophy of neither delaying nor hastening death, Nelson Tasman Hospice conscientiously objects to assisted death. A High Court declaratory judgement of June 2020 allows this; it states that individual medical professionals and institutions are not under any obligation to assist with dying if they have a conscientious objection, but must refer people to the Support and Consultation for End of Life in New Zealand (SCENZ) group, which would be established should the Act become law. If it does, we will meet our obligation to refer somebody who requests assisted dying to SCENZ, though the Nelson Tasman Hospice as an organisation will not be involved in assisting anybody in ending their life, as described in the Act. Regardless, we want to assure you that we will always be there to serve the Nelson and Tasman community as professionally and faithfully as we have done for more than 30 years.
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Paines Ford to Tākaka speed review
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We will be consulting on safer speeds through Upper Tākaka, and from Upper Tākaka to Paines Ford, once we have spoken to the community about speeds on the remaining sections of State Highway 60, and the Tākaka Hill repair works are complete. Or, if you’d like us to send you a consultation form, call 0800 44 44 49
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When lockdown was suddenly announced in March, Art Vault manager Grant Knowles had international visitors: a British couple, both working artists from London, plus two Frenchwomen and an American woman. Given the unusual circumstances of being in a bubble together, Grant struck on the idea of creating a collaborative painting by himself, his son Ananda and their five visitors, at that time with no motive other than occupying themselves with the creative process. Grant cut a large piece of canvas and stapled it to a board, and away they went. “It didn’t happen fast,” he admitted. “It was a bit here and a bit there, but as time went on over five months, it grew.” There was initially no theme, although they decided that— if a little further on the painting showed its worth—they could possibly auction it off and give the proceeds to the Mohua Social Services Covid Fund. “They’re doing such a sterling job
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Quinten selected for All Blacks squad JO RICHARDS
Local boy Quinten Strange has made good – and then some – by being one of seven newcomers named in the senior All Blacks squad last weekend. The young star’s parents Mark and Wendy Strange, who run a dairy farm on the outskirts of Collingwood, are understandably “very proud”, according to Wendy. She said that her husband is “pretty chuffed” and Sunday’s announcement was “the best Father’s Day present ever”. Pulling on the famous black jersey has been a longheld ambition for the twometre tall lock, described by All Blacks forwards coach John Plumtree as “big and aggressive”. It’s the ultimate tick on the player’s ten-yearold list, which also includes playing for the U20 ABs and in Super Rugby, both of which he has achieved. Last time The GB Weekly properly caught up with Quinten, it was 2016 and he
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had just returned from competing in the 2016 World Rugby Under 20 Championship in England where he made five appearances and scored two tries. At that time, he explained that, when he was 15 years old, another famous son of Collingwood Todd Blackadder had talked to him and given him “a bit of a plan”. That plan, which Wendy says is still written on the original piece of cardboard, has now been executed, and all that remains is for Quinten to run out on the pitch with his esteemed teammates. Currently however, he
is carrying an injury picked up while playing for The Crusaders earlier in the year, which means he is side-lined for the Tasman Makos’ Mitre 10 Cup campaign. Time may be on Quinten’s side though, as it is not yet known what tests, if any, the All Blacks will play this year as Covid-19 continues to disrupt the international fixture list. Given his determination, it’s unlikely that this Collingwood-raised second row forward will have to wait much longer before enjoying his first taste of life at the summit of rugby.
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This spring, Takaka Library held their annual book quiz at the Golden Bay Recreation Centre in order to observe safe distancing under Covid-19 Level 2 restrictions. Ten teams from all the Bay’s primary schools and one home-school team arrived very early last Thursday morning to be treated to a yummy breakfast before they began. Then the teams tested their knowledge on three awardwinning New Zealand books chosen by the library staff, as well as on general book knowledge. “The late Liz Batten was instrumental in creating this event
for the Golden Bay children”, says assistant librarian Doris Symmons. “Championing reading was her passion.” Liz was keen that the winning team would receive a travelling cup similar to those at sports events and wanted to highlight New Zealand authors each year. Tish Potter, previous library manager, came out of the woodwork to once more take on MC duties. Like every year, the competition was very closely fought. In the end, Takaka Primary School’s “Book Wanderers” won the Liz Batten Cup, only one point ahead of three teams from Motupipi, Central Takaka and Takaka Primary Schools.
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A film inspired by the true stories of New Zealand’s street gangs is never going to be a pleasant evening of light entertainment. But putting expectations like this aside is a worthwhile effort, because by its very unpredictable end, Savage attains something of the feel of a Shakespearean tragedy. Or possibly even a Hollywood “sword and sandal” epic, following the brutal ascent and decline of a warrior chief or gladiator. The arena is the streets of Porirua, and the internal politics within the Savages gang are as complex and fascinating as in any ancient kingdom. Set across three different decades, we follow the life of Danny, from a young offender in borstal to the brutal enforcer, or “sergeant” of his gang. At his prime, Danny is played by Australian actor Jake Ryan, a hulking, tattooed figure whose intimidating presence would probably make Schwarzenegger’s Terminator want to duck across to the other side of the street. In the 1960s, a frightened young Danny attempts to steal food for his underprivileged family and lands in “state care”, an unfortunate oxymoron as he and the other neglected youngsters are subjected to every kind of abuse. His streak of courage and defiance earns him the lifelong friendship of Moses, who establishes the Savages gang when they are released as angry teenagers onto the 1970s streets. Moses is already showing the charisma and fanaticism which will see him become a powerful gang leader in the years ahead. But Danny is still conflicted, longing to be reunited with his family. This, unfortunately, is infinitely complicated as his younger brother has since joined a rival gang. Events inevitably lead to a violent clash where Danny finally chooses his allegiance and begins the journey to become known as “Damage”, a terrifying figure feared by all. As we move into the 1980s we find that this has only been the beginning of Danny’s story. As dehumanised and utterly dedicated to Moses and the Savages as he has become, inside he still remains the boy torn away from his family. He secretly pays unseen visits to his rural family home, carving a new notch on the fence each time he does so. And when he takes a young “apprentice gang member” under his wing, this inner conflict manifests in Danny not wanting the boy to make the same mistakes he himself has made. Add to this the growing unrest within the gang as a rival faction begins to challenge the long-established presidency of Moses, and everything Danny has based his life upon so far is about to change. The decision to make Danny a white character amongst a largely Māori and Pacifica cast is an interesting one, but director Sam Kelly had his reasons. He points out that gangs began with predominantly white bikie gangs in the 1950s, such as the early street gangs like the Mongrel Mob. Jake Ryan certainly gives a memorable performance as the adult Danny, but the cast is uniformly excellent, in each stage of their lives. John Tui makes Moses an imposing gang leader who is beginning to see his empire crumble, knowing that any sign of weakness will see them all turn on him. But kudos should also go to Olly Presling as the young Danny, protective of his siblings and mother against a brutal father, and then left to navigate the hell of institutionalised abuse on his own. He makes the trajectory to “Damage” not only very credible, but heartbreaking as well. This searing film presents an aspect of recent New Zealand history and culture not often explored. If you can get past the physical and verbal brutality of the opening scene (involving an example of the adult Danny’s “enforcement”), you’ll find yourself becoming quickly invested in the fates of the central characters. Savage is a very bumpy ride, but one worth taking.
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Leaving her husband, a former housewife in her 60s finds a new calling being the coach of her small town’s youth football team. FOUR KIDS AND IT (PG) 1h50 UK Comedy, Family, Fantasy Michael Caine voices a magical creature who ends up on a Cornwall beach and has the power to grant a family wishes in this fantasy kids flick. Costars Russell Brand. NEVER, RARELY, SOMETIMES, ALWAYS (M) 1h41 USA, UK Drama Lacking support in their home state, two young women head to New York seeking an abortion in this moving drama. Winner at 2020 Berlin IFF; & US Dramatic Special Jury Award (Neorealism), 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
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Kia kaha – Te Wiki o te Reo Māori RONNIE SHORT
Māori Language Week will be celebrated nationally, from 9-15 Mahuru in recognition of its official language status. Tasman District Council is one organisation leading by example. It has recently adopted Te Kaunihera o te tai o Aorere as part of its official identity. Te tai o Aorere is an ancient name for Tasman Bay, Te Kaunihera means council, and o te tai refers to the sea. Te Kaunihera o te tai o Aorere staff have been developing their te reo Māori skills by undertaking Te Ataarangi classes and practicing waiata. Classes are available across Te Tau Ihu (the Top of the South) as well as at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT). Libraries in our region will each be hosting special activities over the week. Takaka library is offering art activities and handouts of proverbs and sayings in te reo Māori. Four staff members attended Te Ataarangi classes last year and further studies are continuing. At Collingwood Area School (CAS) principal Hugh Gully announced “It’s Māori Language Week every week.” He explained they are on an evolving journey, where te reo Māori and te ao Māori are part of the school learning on a weekly basis. The school has three fluent te reo teachers, including matua Eric Lander, who leads the school to ensure tikanga is followed when greeting visitors (mihi whakatau or powhiri). Senior school students have a small repertoire of haka and waiata, and the year 9-13 students engage in kapa haka with matua Eric on Mondays. Also, the head students share their mihi at CAS assemblies and Monday assemblies begin with karakia and waiata, as do all staff hui. “Increasingly, staff are addressing students with greetings in te reo Māori, and my feeling is a growing number of students are responding. An example of that is a year ago when I would say ‘kia ora’ to a student, very few would respond, whereas now probably half the students do,” said Hugh.
Golden Bay High School principal Linda Tame also said that every week is te reo week at GBHS. “We are continuing to increase our use of reo, karakia and waiata across the school. Planning has begun for a bilingual course in Years 7 and 8 next year.” The school’s House Haka competition had been timed for Te Reo Wiki this year, but was postponed due to Level Two Covid restrictions. Central Takaka School principal Steve McLean said: “Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori at Central Takaka School will be celebrated with language and culture. It will be the major focus of learning for the week through te reo, waiata, and a range of learning stations focused on different aspects of Māori culture.” Leah Armstrong, associate principal at Takaka Primary School (TPS), explained that learning in te reo Māori and of te ao Māori is a daily part of what they do. Te reo Māori is widely taught and used at TPS, not just within their bilingual hub, but across the whole school. It has also signed up as a kura to be part of the Māori Language Moment, which is attempting to have a million New Zealanders speaking, singing and celebrating te reo Māori on Monday 14 September. Golden Bay Kindergarten early childhood teacher Rochelle Nicholls explains her role for their tamariki. “My focus as kaiako for the Mohua Group (2-3 year olds) is whanaungatanga. This approach recognises the centrality of relationships between whānau and teachers and children. Manaakitanga is expressed through ritual processes for welcoming and hui and through fostering tuakana-teina.” Their focus for Māori Language Week is to celebrate the planting of their gardens. They are using te reo Māori when naming each individual plant, both vegetables and flowers. They have even made labels from natural resources. When running the morning hui, their Tui Group (4-5 year olds) are focusing on using poi with waiata. The Mohua Group (2-3 year olds) hui time is focusing on learning Twinkle Twinkle/ Tirama Tirama in English and te reo Māori, with actions.
haka: ceremonial dance hui: meeting kura: school kaiako: teacher, instructor kapa haka: haka performance group karakia: prayers kia kaha: be strong; keep going kia ora: hello, cheers, good luck, best wishes Mahuru: September manaakitanga: hospitality matua: father, parent, uncle mihi whakatau: formal welcoming speech poi: light ball/s on a string, swung or twirled rhythmically to accompany song pōwhiri: invitation; welcoming ceremony te ao Māori : the Māori world te reo Māori : the Māori language tikanga: customary practices and values; protocol tuakana-teina: relationships between older and younger children waiata: song whānau: family; extended family and friends whanaungatanga: close connection between people; kinship wiki: week
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Every Sunday at noon, Cath Welsh runs dog classes at the reserve next to the Clifton cemetery. Cath has many years of experience working with and training dogs and horses, and would like to pass some of her vast knowledge on to new or existing dog owners. Her philosophy is based around the “three Ls”: Love, Language and Leadership. She has a non-violence approach to training dogs. She explains: “We love our dogs and a lot of people kind of stop there, and the dogs get out of control and they want to take over and be the dominant one.” Language is about creating words that dogs can understand. Cath teaches by using a longline (a lead/rope or tape around 10 metres in length) so owners can let their dog move away from them and then bring them back when called. Once the dogs reliably come back they can be taken off the long line. “A lot of dogs don’t come back to their owners. They want to be the boss and they get quite dominant, and you can see that by them barking a lot, not coming back and just being interested in everything else,” says Cath. The last key L is leadership. “We have to become the dominant person in a very friendly and fun way. So basically in the pack, dogs are used to having the alpha male and female then the next dominant dogs and the lesser ones at the bottom, like the runt of the litter.” Cath reinforces that once a dog knows their place and is confident that you are the alpha male/female of the pack, they are happy and can relax and not have to worry. These are just some of Cath’s tips and techniques. If getting to know your dog and having fun while establishing firm boundaries sounds like you, then contact her by texting 020 4088 1557.
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The Tasman BioStrategy Working Group is a collective of local knowledge holders working in association with Tasman District Council to develop a bio-strategy for the district. The group needs your input to help create a holistic and inclusive strategy that will guide our communities and industries to work in harmony with nature for a bright and resilient future for all species. Tasman’s biodiversity is rich and unique, from marine mammals to tiny alpine plants and cave dwelling invertebrates, everywhere you look you can find something special. Every species interacts with each other both directly and indirectly, and humans are just one part of the wider ecosystem. Some of our endemic (only found here) species are rare and highly threatened, and many of our commonly found species have found their way here, or have been introduced by humans. Some of these species live in relative harmony with our native species, whereas some are detrimental. Pest management and biosecurity are also considered within the strategy. Much of our native biodiversity is in trouble. In our quest for progress, society has not been kind to it, most of our native forests and wetlands are gone, our coastal marine areas have been equally degraded, our population grows, as does our pressure on natural ecosystems. Society is again waking up to the fact that without thriving biodiversity, our very existence is threatened (indigenous societies have always known this). The times of plenty are over. But it’s not too late, with a coordinated response we can turn the tide. There are many such examples of this in Tasman, with wide scale restorations such as the Waimea Inlet Forum and Project Janszoon growing from strength to strength.
The Tasman BioStrategy Working Group invites the community to help develop a grass-roots approach to their strategy. Photo: Supplied.
The Tasman BioStrategy working group invites all of you to come and be part of this strategy. We would like to use your knowledge to develop a grass-roots approach, considering all corners of the Tasman District and its inhabitants. Sign up for one of our workshops today; download our discussion document from our Facebook page; or email tasman. email@example.com. The Takaka workshop is next Monday, 14 September, from 7-9pm at the Community Centre (behind the Brigand Café) and the Collingwood workshop is on Thursday 24 September at the Collingwood fire station, from 7-9pm. Toitū te marae a Tane-Mahuta, Toitū te marae a Tangaroa, Toitū te tangata. If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive.
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Present and future farming debate JO RICHARDS
The nationwide speaking tour, A Change of Heart, dropped in to Takaka recently, where a large audience heard about the environmental and animal welfare issues associated with intensive farming. As well as documenting problems, the evening’s discussion suggested ways that farmers could change their practices to leave a lighter footprint on the land, air and water. The three regular touring presenters - environmentalists Geoff Reid and Matt Coffey, plus agroecologist and veterinarian Dr Alison Dewes - were joined on the evening by local Water Conservation Order co-applicant Andrew Yuill. Kevin Moran of Save Our Springs introduced each speaker before Alison set the scene for the evening, with the observation that people are generally disconnected from their source of food. “We want to know where our food comes from.” Andrew focused on nitrate transport, fate and effects within the catchment of the Arthur Marble Aquifer which feeds Te Waikoropupū Springs. He theorised that the current intensity of urea fertiliser application results in potentially damaging nitrate flows to the aquifer, as well as producing high emissions of greenhouse gases. He suggested incorporating nitrogen-fixing clover into monoculture grass paddocks as “simple, cheap and effective and with zero-carbon footprint”. Using extensive drone footage, predominantly of Southland and Canterbury, Geoff and Matt provided the audience with a basic overview of intensive winter grazing, pointing out cattle struggling in thick deep mud, including some that had recently calved. Apart from the animal welfare issues raised, both presenters highlighted problems of sediment and pollution runoff from pugged-up paddocks, which degrades rivers and estuarine ecosystems and can contaminate drinking water supplies. Geoff suggested that resolving the problem
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Changing hearts and minds: Dr Alison Dewes talks about farming practices. Photo: Jo Richards.
was simply a matter of political will. “MFE [Ministry for the Environment], MPI [Ministry of Primary Industries] and councils can end this.” The problems highlighted by Geoff and Matt however are not widely encountered in Golden Bay because, compared with other parts of the country, the Bay’s farmers do not generally operate monoculture intensive winter grazing. This is because the Bay typically enjoys good grass growing conditions at the start and end of each season, and a large proportion of farmers get through winter with grass and hay. Alison’s presentation panned out from the local and specific to the wider global issues. She postulated that farming practices, and demand for products, will be affected by “disruptors” including changes in diet, synthetic proteins, climate change and pandemics such as Covid-19, as well as by a raft of new regulations. “Farmers will have to innovate… agility will be the new normal for farmers.” Alison sees New Zealand farming at a turning point. “We are currently between two worlds.” She described the current paradigm as growth focused, resource inefficient, water intensive, artificial nitrogen dependent, and high output/low volume. She envisaged a “regenerative” future being shaped by ecological and ethical values that would result in improved animal welfare, enhanced water quality, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and closed nutrient cycles. She said this could deliver a “win-win solution”. Getting from one to the other, she explained, involves significant change, including better enforcement of regulations, new legislation, bespoke freshwater health plans, implementation of catchment management and the adoption of regenerative agriculture. But the first step, she said, was to acknowledge the failings of the current system. “We have to admit we have a problem.” During the question-and-answer session that followed, it was suggested by a member
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of the audience that “it’s a mistake to think that everything can be solved by new laws”. Another suggested a switch away from dairying. “We need to get back to sheep and beef being profitable.” As the discussion moved towards its conclusion, the question was posed: “What can we do in Golden Bay?”To which the answer given was, to get involved with the alreadyestablished Farming 2030 initiative. Federated Farmers dairy industry group chair and Golden Bay provincial president Wayne Langford, whose farm provides the “case study” for Farming 2030, pointed out that the Bay’s water bodies are clean and have relatively low nitrate levels. “This summer Golden Bay’s rivers and waterways were 100 per cent swimmable and 100 per cent of Golden Bay Dairy farmers are effluent compliant.” After more than two hours of presentation and discussion, Kevin wrapped up the meeting by thanking the presenters and the audience for their respectful participation. Speaking after the meeting, Wayne qualified Andrew’s observations on the use of clover. “It’s a fantastic tool to help with adding nitrogen to pastures but unfortunately it’s not a silver bullet. Even the best “clover farmers” in Golden Bay are still using some nitrogen throughout the season. Clover has also been under attack by the clover root weevil which has spread through NZ in the last decade, reducing performance of clovers in pastures.” He explained that farmers are currently facing numerous challenges, including mitigating climate change, complying with the Government’s new freshwater standards and the implications of the Water Conservation Order related to Te Waikoropupū Springs catchment. “These are all serious issues that are not only influencing the way we farm but our ability to farm at all. We really need to empower our farming community as there’s still more to do, and it’ll be better if we can do it as a community together.”
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“I was really excited to hear that Bay Art had a new digital-art category this year,” says sponsor Joshua Hawkins of Zentec Computing Solutions. “There’s so much that can be done — it only depends on what you want to say and how you want to express it.” “Anything goes in digital art,” 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 Store. Entries will be received at the high school on Thursday 15 October between 1.30 and 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.. “It will be a lovely way to connect with each other,” says Tania.
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Bring your friends, families and picnic goodies (blankets and chairs) to 279 Tadmore Valley Road, Tapawera, and enjoy a stroll around the gardens and views of the lambs frolicking as they herald in spring. Century-old Tapawera garden custodians, the Rogans, invite you to bring your picnics during World Alzheimers Awareness Month – September - and relax among the spring blooms. They are running an open garden for bringyour-own picnics, as well as white elephant and craft stalls. The gardens will be open each weekend, Friday to Monday, 10.30am to 3.30pm from 11 to 28 September. All entry koha and sale proceeds will go towards dementia support, advocacy and education services Alzheimers Nelson Tasman provides. Sandra Rogan, who wishes to increase the awareness of Alzheimers in memory of her mother, Firman Viola Newey (nee Prior) who loved gardening, says: “Understanding, coping and living with dementia is not simple or easy. We all need to know and understand the progression, treatment and care of this disease. To do this, everyone requires as much information and conversation about dementia as possible.” There will be handmade crafts such as festive bunting flags and wreathes, as well as other new and pre-loved items on sale, including a huge number of donated terracotta and other garden pots, and home-made preserves. If you would like to find out more about dementia and services available, contact Alzheimers Nelson Tasman on 03 546 7702 or visit www.alzheimersnsn.org.nz/nelson 13
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The hospice shop was busy in its new premises on opening day. Staff, from left, Pam Gardiner, Linda Sharp, Monique Bedim and Beth McCarthy. Photo: Ronnie Short. RONNIE SHORT
Last Saturday, the Takaka Hospice celebrated the opening of their new-look shop, occupied until recently by Mariposa, next to the Village Green. Hordes of people thronged through the doors, lured in by window displays featuring dining tables and chairs, complete with tablecloths, set for a high tea. Flags fluttered at the entrance, welcoming browsers in. Inside, the volunteer staff stood out among the crowd in their themed Mad Hatter’s Tea Party outfits. The music pumped, the freshly painted colours popped and the atmosphere was a bubble of frivolity and friendliness. The larger space easily hosts many shoppers, with racks galore all spaced so there was no congestion. Displays of crockery and glassware looked stunning on shelves at the back of the shop, and a large, semicircular counter was constantly busy. The eyes of the Cheshire cat looked down on all from above. Monique Bedim, manager of the Takaka shop, and Ruth Seabright of Nelson-Tasman Hospice gave opening speeches. They both expressed gratitude to landlord Rodney Ward, who was also in attendance. “It’s all thanks to Rodney, for providing a really generous rent, inspired by a North Island hospice experience,” said Ruth. Monique is grateful for the storage room at the back of the shop. “Before, we couldn’t hold stock; now we can. We can store furniture, mattresses, beddings.” She has ideas such as holding workshops to teach people how to upcycle, giving things a new
life and reducing waste. “We’re all about that and we’re very, very aware of it,” she said. The shop runs three paid staff: Monique works three days, Linda Sharp two and Pam Gardiner works Saturdays. They are supported by 26 volunteers - two per shift, two shifts per day. Monique is intending to increase that number to three now they have more space. They all worked extra voluntary hours shifting the stock from the old shop. Dominica Cresswall was there to chat with anyone who needed information about palliative care. She is the clinical nurse leader at the inpatient unit which is, she said, “A beautiful new facility based in Stoke. “Patients usually only go into the Stoke hospice if they have really complex needs, to give their carers respite, for symptom control, or end-of-life care,” explained Ruth. Ten to 14 people from Golden Bay are signed up for the service annually, but most are cared for in their own homes. “Here in Golden Bay patients are very well cared for by the district health nurses,” added Dominica. Dr Jodie Battley, medical director of Nelson-Tasman Hospice, and community nurse Jane Russell visit Golden Bay once a month to support our local nursing team. The shops are vital to Hospice’s ability to provide free palliative, end-of-life care for terminally ill patients. A not-forprofit trust, Hospice receives 55 per cent of its funding from government; the rest comes from fundraising, grants, bequests and its shops. Go to www.nelsonhospice.org.nz for further information.
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CLASSIFIEDS SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro GOLF 2 September. Stablefords: J Solly 34, B Win 33, R Young 32. Closest to pins: 3/12, 4/13 and 9/18 R Dyce, 8/17 L Trent. Best gross: R Dyce 86. 5 September. Tui Cup: B Win bt J Riordan 2/1. Hay Cup (nett): N Moore 71, R Dyce 72, G Little 74. Closest to pins: 3/12 R Dyce, 4/13 W Collie, 8/17 J Riordan, 9/18 C Hill. Twos: N Moore, R Davis. Happy wanderer: M Dixon. Best gross: N Moore. HOCKEY Saturday started off drier than expected and the juniors came out of the gates guns blazing. Player of the day: Finn McClatchy. The bash and smash had a drizzly first half, with smaller teams than usual. Where was everybody?! Extra space on the field allowed for open play and clean passes with some impressive full-field whacks. Man of the match: Charlie Tennent Brown. Did you have a magnet in the end of your stick?! Only two more weeks left in the season. Prizegiving and BBQ Saturday 19 Sept.
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AGM NOTICES THE Golden Bay Community Health Te Hauora o Mohua Trust AGM will be held on Monday 14 September at 1pm at the Activities Room of Golden Bay Community Health, 10 Central Takaka Road. TE Wharerangi Trust that administers the GB Sustainable Living Centre (Community Gardens) AGM, Sunday 27 September at 1pm. All welcome. Come and listen to our achievements of the past year and how you can support our vision. Gita Krenek will begin the pre-meeting procedures by speaking about bio-dynamic farming and gardening principles, based on her experience of living and working on a bio-dynamically operated sheep/beef/cereal cropping farm (Milmore Downs) in North Canterbury.
AGM NOTICES Hall. AGM at 7pm then at 7.30pm a public presentation: Important Marine Habitats: where are they, or have we destroyed them all? Speaker Rob Davidson, marine ecologist. All welcome. MILNTHORPE Park Society AGM rescheduled to Thursday 17 September, 7.30pm at Park HQ, 1906 Takaka-Collingwood Highway.
PERSONAL NOTICES / Pānui ake GROEN, Marina (Kniertje), died peacefully in her sleep at home in Milnthorpe on Sunday 6 September. Dearly loved wife, of nearly 60 years, of Jan (John), and loved mother of Martijn, Linda and Patricia. Special oma of Emily, Corjan and Christiaan. A private cremation has been held. RILEY, Ivan Arthur, 7 September 1932 - 8 September 2020. Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at Golden Bay Community Health, at age 88. Beloved husband of Pat, and of the late May. Loving father and father-in-law to Kevin and Kay Riley; Stewart and Marice Riley; Pauline and Daryl Fowler; Heather and Brian Elliot; and Marise Riley. Loved step-father to Robynne and Owen Jackson; Paul and Debbie Davies; and Mary-Francis Davies and John Murray. Cherished grandfather to 15 grandchildren. Loving great-grandfather to 20 greatgrandchildren. Beloved eldest brother to Ngarie, Don, Fay and Neil. Thank you to the caregiving and medical staff at GBCH for all the love and support over the last year. A celebration of Ivan’s life will be held at the Collingwood Memorial Hall this Saturday 12 September at 11am.
PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui ALCOHOLICS Anonymous. If you want to drink that’s your business. If you want to stop we can help. Meeting Thursdays 7pm, Catholic Church Hall. Ph 0800 229 6757.
TAKAKA Primary School Bike Track (asphalt) is under construction. This $80,000 project is due to be constructed from Monday 13 September. Can you help with a donation of time; shifting the asphalt 21-22 September for a few hours? Ph the school office 525 9035 or email postie@takakaprimary. FOREST and Bird AGM, 23 September, 7pm, Senior Citizens’ school.nz. Thank you.
PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui EAST Takaka Gardens are now open and in all their spring glory for viewing, exploring and inspiration. Admission charge. Ph Betty 525 9359, Diane 525 8040. DETAILER wanted to help finish vintage Honda motorbike restoration project. More details please ph Brendan 027 444 5529. RSC $8,000 Community Grant now open to applicants. Please call into the Country Store for an application form. Ph 525 9113. KAIHOKA Beach access closed for lambing. Thanks for respecting private property. GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays.
GOLDEN BAY COMMUNITY BOARD: due to the physical distancing requirements of Covid-19 Alert Level 2, the Community Board meeting for 15 September will be held at the Rec Park Centre in Takaka to allow space for a public forum. An audiovisual link via Zoom will also be available at www.tasman.govt.nz CURIOUS about Quakers? Come and check us out. Ph Jude 524 8291. <www.quakers.nz>
MOTUPIPI RIVER ACCESS Please be aware that assess is now prohibited along the riverbank upstream of the new fence above the Abel Tasman Drive bridge on the East side of the Motupipi River. This is due to extensive restoration work to stabilize and revegetate the riverbank. This is the first stage of an ongoing planting project that extends up the length of the river. We realise this will be disappointing for some but believe this will lead to a healthier waterway in years to come. Simon and Liz Faulkner
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.
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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, email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ACCOUNTANT. Long-standing market leader with unbeatable professional qualifications and experience. Warn & Associates, ph 525 9919.
AFFORDABLE Carpentry Services. Ph Rick 027 919 1326. ALL your garden needs, ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. References available. ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580.
BLINDS, blinds, blinds: wooden, Duette, blockout, sunscreen, translucent, something for every window. Visit Imagine designs, 96b Commercial St, next to GB Glass, and view our range of options by Luxaflex or ph Tracey for a free measure and quote. CARS, caravans? Will buy certain models and pick up anything free or can drop off Collingwood opposite dump. Parts, tyres, batteries for sale. Support local. Ph 020 4167 1519. CARS wanted. Will pick up for free (some conditions apply). Motueka Auto Parts. Ph 03 528 9576.
CHIMNEY cleaning, handyman, Dennis Sage ph 027 873 0726. 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. EBONY’S Mobile Hairdressing is back on the road Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am-3pm. Ph 027 350 6547. 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, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. email@example.com
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SEWING SERVICE, NEEDLES, THREADS, WOOL, BEADS. Stitch ‘n Sew ph 525 8177. STORAGE /container hire. Your place (anywhere) or mine (Takaka). Ph Cheryl at Orange Mechanical Ltd 525 9991.
SURVEYING: topographical survey, construction and building set out, and more. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364.
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TAKAKA Self Storage, Commercial Street. Units and containers. Secure yard with cameras. Ph 525 6181.
TRACKS: quality curtains tracks available in 10 colours. Do it once and do it right. Ph Tracey at Imagine designs 027 440 0071. TREE removal, confined area felling, chipping, chipper hire. Fully insured. Ph 525 7597, 027 212 4020. WATER TANKS CLEANED. Ph Chris 027 444 5334. WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726.
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 Thursday-Sunday from 9.30am, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. Ph 525 8870.
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CAROLYN Simon, Craniosacral therapist, naturopath, medical herbalist. For appointments or flower essences text 027 483 5865, ph 525 8544. 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.
EBONY’S Mobile Hairdressing is back on the road Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am-3pm. Ph 027 350 6547. ERICA van Sint Annaland Physiotherapy, Golden Bay Community Health. ACC and private visits. Ph 027 776 6111. HEARING Aid Clinic on Thursday 17 September, 1-3pm. Aids checked and cleaned, advice given, supplies sold and ears checked for wax. Open to members and non-members. Phone for appointment with M Barker 525 7465 to organise time and venue.
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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 Graccontact e ShielAriane ds 021346642 5258106 please Wyler ph/txt♥021 0260 7607, BTSM, RMT MNZ Gift Vouchers Available firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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Collingwood Health Centre Physiotherapist: Anel Baker Mondays, and Thursday mornings Phone: 021 0534 337
WANTED / Hiahia MASPORT Rotary Hoe, going or not. Please ph 524 8119. DETAILER to help finish vintage Honda motorbike restoration project. For more details please ph Brendan 027 444 5529. GRAFTED avocado trees. Ph Stephen 027 762 6731. WOOD shaving horse: not treated pine. Ph 027 671 8143.
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PAINTING and interior, exterior plastering. Licensed qualified local tradesman. Ph CM Coatings 027 222 0507.
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GARAGE sale. Sunday 13 September, Three Oaks Straight. Signs out at 10am. Household lot, must go. NEW copies of the book Whitebaiters Never Lie, $50. Ph 525 9373. Great birthday and Christmas presents. WINDOW repairs. At home or work. Ph Golden Bay Glass 525 7274. 96 Commercial Street.
GARAGE sale. Saturday, 9am, 26 Arapeta Place. Sofa, $50; leather recliner, $100. Ph 021 176 2396. FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348. SLASH your electricity bill. Install a grid-connect PV system. Professional design and install. Ph Paul Stocker, Azimuth Renewables, 525 6019.
PAINTER AVAILABLE NOW. Quality and efficient service, 30 years’ experience. Ph Luca 022 086 1842.
MASKS: washable, reversible, quality Japanese fabric. $12 for one, $30 for three. Pick-up Collingwood. Ph 524 8338.
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.
LARGE house-lot rimu interior/exterior doors, French doors and windows. Ph 524 8310. KAYAK, Sprite II, double, 4.5m long fibreglass kayak with two paddles, lifejackets and spray skirt. Good condition. $360. Ph 524 8130.
PORTABLE BANDSAW MILLING. Ph Tim 524 8997, 027 714 4232.
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19 McShane Road, Wainui
In celebration of all the new cycleways in Golden Bay
We are giving away an E-Bike
New Listing/Open Home TENDER: Closes 1pm, Thurs 8th October 2020 - Will NOT be sold prior For Sale: Sunday 13th September 11:00-11:30am Open Home: WAINUI ANCIENT AND MODERN - A precious stand of ancient podocarps stand guard over this spacious five bedroom farmhouse where the recent arrival of wireless broadband expands the options for working and playing in this stunning Golden Bay location. The best way to view, is in person, this Sunday, but we do have a Virtual Tour upon request
1284 Aorere Valley Road, Bainham
18 Rototai Road, Takaka
SET DATE OF SALE: Closes 1pm, Tues 15th Sept Sunday 13th September 1:00-1:30pm
NO NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOURS! - Surrounded by paddocks, this classic 1960's home is complimented with a 1513m² section, almost double the standard size for Takaka and great for free ranging your kids, chickens and dogs. Timing is everything, the door to this home will only be open for one more week, so act now! Will NOT be sold prior. Virtual tour & LIM available upon request. .
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Lot 1 & Lot 3 Kaihoka Lakes Road, Kaihoka
New Listing/Open Home For Sale: Open Home:
Everyone who lists and sells with Ray White Golden Bay before 1st December 2020 will be in the draw.
$250,000 Saturday 12th September 11:00 - 11.:30am
EXTRA SPECIAL WILDERNESS PACKAGE - This 2ha property offers the full wilderness package, with drive on access, plenty of space for parking a tiny home or camper and for $250,000 you get the cute wee cabin and caravan too! This Freehold Title is fenced and has it's own pond and various trees, also holds a Freehold share in the 15 ha of common land next to the Kahurangi National Park.
For Sale: Open Home:
$350,000 each Saturday 12th September 1:30-2:00pm
GET WILD AND FREE - It's been said that you can't beat the West Coast on a good day, and Westhaven Inlet is particularly stunning, and a bit more sheltered! In this pristine environment building covenants apply and views from the land are limited by dense vegetation. On the plus side, privacy is paramount. Lot 1 offers 3.5Ha and Lot 3 offers 1.5Ha
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
EMPLOYMENT WANTED / Hiahia mahi
FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko
GARDENING, cleaning, any home help. Txt 020 4091 2798, I’ll call back.
for a super thermal option. Ph Imagine designs 027 440 0071, or call into our showroom at 96b Commercial St, Takaka.
DRIVER available, spotless P-class license. Ph Sage 525 7698.
PROPERTY WANTED / Rawa hiahia
SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea
PROPERTY or land (max 6ha) within 30 minutes’ of Takaka. Private, sunny, distant views. email@example.com WANTING to buy: small home/cottage, one-two bedrooms, private, sunny, elevated, bush and garden surroundings. Ready to purchase. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ph 021 792 256.
PROPERTY AVAILABLE / Rawa watea FOR rent: Beautiful sunny four-bedroom house. Looking for a single lady to share with one other (lady) on Commercial Street. Please phone Rodney 525 9265 for inquiries. References please. FOR sale: Large property of 962sqm with a 190sqm house. Situated within walking distance of Takaka schools and shops, this recently renovated house is ideal for a large family. It has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, study room, kitchen, large sunny living room and a big garage. $480,000 negotiable. To arrange a viewing or for further information ph Miki 027 825 1531. 17 ha at Clifton, 9km from town. Mains power. Basic building, some maintenance needed. Private. GV $670,000. All offers considered. Ph 027 384 8165.
Dancing Sands Distillery Cellar Door Retail Assistant We are New Zealand's most awarded Distillery, crafting
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premium spirits right here in Takaka which are sold across New Zealand and around the world. We are looking for part time retail assistants for our Cellar Door. We offer flexible part time hours (10-20hr/wk), including weekdays and Saturdays. Fixed Term for 6 months with possibility of ongoing employment
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?
You will run our Cellar Door tastings and tours of the Distillery, and help with Production tasks when time allows. You'll be friendly, enthusiastic, keen to learn and work as part of our team. Managers Certificate or experience of working in a licensed premise preferred but not essential.
To apply email your CV to email@example.com Applications close 9th October
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Golden Bay Community Heath
We are looking for a suitably qualified candidate in the following CASUAL position:
If you have a good work ethic, like working with people and have experience as a cook we welcome your application. 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.
Contact your local Latitude Homes builder today:
021 0890 1830 | 0800 776 777 email@example.com
If any of the above sounds like you, please give us a call or send your CV and application to firstname.lastname@example.org or NBPH, PO Box 1776 Nelson 7040. Job description and application forms are available on http:// nbph.org.nz/careers/ For more information, please contact Anja van Holten - 03 5250060. Applications close 18-09-2020
*Prices are subject to change. See full pricing terms and conditions on our website.
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SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea
CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAYS GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them each Sunday, 10am at Takaka and 4.45pm at Collingwood.
Golden Bay Community Heath
We are looking for a suitably qualified candidate in the following CASUAL position:
If you have a good work ethic, like working with people and have experience as a cleaner we welcome your application. If any of the above sounds like you, please give us a call or send your CV and application to email@example.com or NBPH, PO Box 1776 Nelson 7040.
ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for morning worship at 10am. Rev Dr Don Fergus. Discussion on the End of Life Choices referendum.
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.
Job description and application forms are available on http:// nbph.org.nz/careers/ For more information, please contact Anja van Holten - 03 5250108. Applications close 18-09-2020
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
UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere TUESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER The National DBT Service, located in Takaka, is a six bed residential programme providing intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for clients with problems related to being chronically distressed and often chronic selfharming and suicidal behaviours. The Care Coordinator is an active and varied role requiring organizational, clinical and interpersonal skills. Candidates need to be flexible and have good computer and time management skills.
Furthermore, the role includes: • Empower the client to advocate for themselves • Liaising with referrers and our DBT team in best interest of the client • Liaising with external agencies; helping clients with forms and practical steps • Coaching clients and helping with action steps to move closer towards ‘a Life Worth Living’. Preferred applicants will have either social work or occupational therapy NZ registration or training in these areas, as well as DBT knowledge training. However, TWM will invest in training for the right candidate. Benefits: 4 weeks paid vacation, generous training budget and flexible work schedule. You will also have the amazing lifestyle of living in Golden Bay.
Applications close Friday, 18 th Sept 2020 For a job description and TWM application form please visit http://www.twm.org.nz/careers
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, 8.30am2pm. 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. GARDEN SANCTUARY CAFÉ at Aroha Health Spa. Organic coffee, herbal teas, fresh juices, light meals and treats. Open Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am-1.30pm, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara.
MAD CAFE & RESTAURANT is open until next lockup. Thursday-Sunday, 4-8pm and 11am-2pm Saturday and Sunday. Coffee 24/7 when about. THE MUSSEL INN. Open 7 days, 11am til late.
TOTALLY ROASTED, Pohara. 9am-3pm, Thursday to Monday. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday. 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. 18
BADMINTON, GBHS gym, 7-9pm. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007. GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays.
WEDNESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER COSTUME HIRE open by appointment only until further notice. Bookings: contact Linda Sharpe or Diane Langford, 525 8097. Returns may still be made to Joan Fishley in Edinburgh Street. ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10am12.30pm, Onekaka Hall.
THURSDAY 17 SEPTEMBER DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 10am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007.
LATER EVENTS ALZHEIMERS NELSON TASMAN DEMENTIA AWARENESS / fundraiser PICNIC, 279 Tadmore Valley Road, Tapawera Fridays to Mondays, 10.30am to 3.30pm, 11 to 28 September. Ph Sandra Rogan 021 257 2394, 03 522 4617. MOTUPIPI HALL SOUP AND DESSERT LUNCHEON, $12pp, Saturday 19 September, 12pm midday. SPRING EQUINOX CACAO CEREMONY, Sunday 20 September, 2pm. Pre-purchase tickets available until 17 September. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Takaka Library & Take Note invite you to an evening with Ian Trafford, author of “Into the Unknown” A personal account of WWI from the diaries of a Gisborne farm boy, shaped into a gripping narrative by the diarist’s grandson 100 years later. Follow Alick as he moves from his last night on the farm in early 1916, through The Takaka Library & Take Note enshipment and training, then off you to theto battle invite an evening with fields of France, Belgium Ianoccupied Trafford, author of and Germany. Ending, finally, back home “Into the Unknown” in Gisborne.
A personal account of WWI from the
Come and hear about this diaries of a Gisborne farm boy, shaped ‘great adventure’ and the into a gripping narrative by the Golden Bay connection.
diarist’s grandson 100 years later.
Follow Alick he moves Copies ofasthe bookfrom willhis last night on the farm in early 1916, through enshipment and be on sale the training, then at off to theevent. battle fields of France, Belgium
and occupied Germany. Ending, finally, back home in Gisborne.
Take Note Takaka
Come and hear about this ‘great adventure’ and the Golden Bay connection.
Copies of the book will be on sale at the event.
Wednesday 16 September
Take Note Takaka
5.30 - 7.0016pm Wednesday September
5.30 - 7.00 pm Because of these uncertain times,
please check our website Because of these uncertain times, please check www.tasmanlibraries.govt.nz our website www.tasmanlibraries.govt.nz for for anyanychanges or cancellations. changes or cancellations.
Programmes to listen out for This Way Out - An award-winning weekly LGBT radio programme, produced in Los Angeles. Every Thursday morning at 6:00, repeating Friday night at 10:30. From Rags to Riffs - Learn about the history of popular music genres with Will Sowerby who covers a new genre every episode, and features music from key artists who helped define its sound. Every second Saturday night at 8.00, replays the following Thursday morning at 2.00. The Jam Takaka - Join Hazel Molloy and friends every second Wednesday at 5pm, (replay following Sunday at 1.00). Interesting topics of conversation, really good music, and info on youth-oriented events and opportunities in the Tasman District. Kindly supported by Tasman Youth Council. accessmedia.nz - Download the accessmedia. nz App from your App store and listen to podcasts of programmes from all 12 of New Zealands Community Access Radio Stations
UPCOMING GIGS & EVENTS... Saturday 12th September
O & the mo dinner show BOOK YOUR TABLE FOR DINNER & LIVE MUSIC Show: 6pm - 8pm Saturday 19th September
alanjahjah en de eggerlings $5
Saturday 26th September SUBDIVISION AUDIO PRESENTS:
WARP // LAMBI KITTY Saturday 3rd September
PLEASE WATCH OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UPDATES. Gourmet food & burgers, Open fire, Good beer, Good people
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UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere
Jon Tidswell or David Earle will be in attendance at the offices of Warn & Associates
The Mussel Inn
23 Motupipi Street, Takaka
For appointments please phone
0800 GLASGOW (0800 452 746)
Thur 17th ACID ON THE MICROPHONE-POEMS, SONGS AND STORIES - open mic. Guest poet GARY ELFORD. 7.30pm, all welcome, $5 koha entry
Live music with KORIMAKO
Main office: 43 Halifax St, Nelson
Wed 23rd FROM SCRATCH - percussion ensemble. Tickets online
Music for your ears....check out this lyrical and eclectic song bird...from 6-8pm
Golden Bay weather forecast
Thur 24th QUIZ - all welcome, 7.30pm
Ph 525 8686 for bookings and takeaways
Valid from Friday 11 until Tuesday 15 September
Sat 3rd LEMONGRASS Wed 7th JENNY MITCHELL
Friday: Southerlies easing during the day. A few cloudy areas otherwise fine and cool.
Thur 8th QUIZ - all welcome, 7.30pm Sat 10th SWAMPTHING
Saturday: Southeasterlies dying out. Mainly fine although a few cloudy areas in the west later.
Tues 13th THE BETHS - Tickets online Thur 15th The JORDAN LUCK BAND - Tickets online
Sunday: Southwesterlies developing. Mainly fine and mild for a time.
Sat 17th VOTE!!!
Monday: Northwesterlies freshening. Cloud increasing and some showers likely later.
All gigs subject to the ways of level 2 until further notice
Tuesday: Northwesterlies with rain at first. Southwesterlies from afternoon, becoming fine later. Sollys Contractors are proud sponsors of this weather forecast.
GB WEEKLY DEADLINE 12pm Tuesday
Enquiries phone: 03 525 9843 Disclaimer: This forecast is a personal interpretation complied from public information provided by NZ Metservice and other public sources. It is a local forecast and no liability is implied or accepted.
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RED HOT IN THE HEADING HEART OF PÓHARA
OPEN HOME Sunday 1.00 - 2.00pm
26 ARAPETA PLACE, ROTOTAI • • • • •
Offers Over $660,000
Warm and sunny, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1+ garage/workshop space set on 903m 2 Elevated with views out to Rototai Estuary and the western ranges Open plan, bright and sunny living, dining and kitchen Large deck for entertaining, accessed from all rooms Heat pump and log fire to keep you cosy in winter Ref: GB3797
Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or email@example.com
STARTING UP ……. OR SLOWING DOWN?
9 POHUTUKAWA PLACE, PÓHARA
Thoughtfully designed, this stylish, low maintenance, modern family home offers coastal living at its best & features: a sleek entertainer’s kitchen, large open-plan lounge & dining area, 3 large bdrms, with master ensuite & walk-in-robe, double internal car garaging, north facing = maximum sunshine, outdoor patio & BBQ area, low maintenance plantings. Call now – viewing by appointment only, no open homes. Ref: GB3794
Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MANUKA HIDEAWAY IN PARAPARA 1525 TAKAKA-C’WOOD HWY
37A WAITAPU RD, TAKAKA
OPEN HOME Sunday 12.00 - 1.00pm
• 2 bdrm/1 bthrm, 1 carport • Est. private garden, 634sqm • Close to Schools, Shop & Town • Low maintenance brick home • Perfect retirement or investment Ref: GB3796 $425,000 Annie Telford 027 249 1408 or email@example.com
• Refurbished & feels like new! • 4 bdrm/1 bthrm, spacious living • North facing, abundant decks • Less than 5mins to beach • Immaculate, private 1ha property Ref: GB3795 Offers Over $740,000 Annie Telford 027 249 1408 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OPEN HOME Sunday 1.30 - 2.30pm
PICTURESQUE HEADING AORERE VALLEY
734 ABEL TASMAN DR, PÓHARA • Land, buildings & business • In the heart of Póhara • 2 bedroom residence above • Financial Stmts available • Don’t delay - Give me a call! Ref: GBC3744 PBN James Mackay 027 359 0892 or email@example.com
INCOME & ACCOMMODATION GALORE! 136 TANGMERE RD, ROTOTAI
• 7ha lifestyle loaded with potential • Avocado, citrus, nuts & more • Run as an organic orchard • 3bd house, sleepout, plus! plus! • Suit syndicate or family group Ref: GB3760 $1.3m+GST (if any) James Mackay 027 359 0892 firstname.lastname@example.org
OPEN TO VIEW Saturday 1.00 - 2.00pm
1683 CWD-BAINHAM MAIN RD, BAINHAM Deadline Sale: 2pm Friday 25.09.20 (NSP) • 41 hectares of grazing for dairy & beef , also maize & honey production opportunities • A large, 5 bdrm, modern farm house, open-plan, spacious living, master with ensuite • Stunning rural views across to the mountain ranges • Near to the famous Langford’s Store, Heaphy Track & Kahurangi National Park Ref: GBR3729
Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577 or James Mackay 027 359 0892
28 KOHIKIKO PLACE, PÓHARA
Sharon McConnon Sales Manager 0275 258 255
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Location was the key for the Vendor & now the new Owners. So close to all the fabulous amenities of Póhara. I’m very pleased to help unlock the door for all - Call me.
After 38 years of raising a family here, it was time to let someone else make long lasting & happy memories, so very delighted & excited Vendor & Purchasers! Call me if you are looking for new memories to be made!
Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or email@example.com
Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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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