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Old Thumpers, young champ

Flying machine: Veteran Malcolm Smith pilots his 1968 Rickman BSA around the Onekaka course at Old Thumpers on Sunday. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

Old Thumpers classic motorbike scramble witnessed the emergence of a young star rider on Sunday. Battling against his peers and seniors around the muddy circuit on Alan and Shelley Palmer’s Onekaka farm, 14-year-old Wills Harvey from Nelson was crowned Old Thumpers Grand Champion at the Mussel Inn post-race prizegiving. Event organiser Richard “Wattie” Watson said the award was unprecedented. “It’s the first time in our 27 years that the Grand Old Thumper has gone to a junior.” Wattie explained that Wills bent the rules by sneaking his YZ80 mini-motocross bike onto the start line alongside experienced competitors piloting full-sized small-bore machines. “He was a bit cheeky and entered himself, but he came second, which is incredible.” The annual festival of mud, motorbikes, and men behaving sensibly was unexpectedly blessed with perfect motocross conditions, confounding a doom-laden weather forecast.

“It was brilliant, says Wattie. “We had drizzle all around us, but the rain held off until the last race.” Traditionally the event has been held at the height of summer, but increasing concern over fire risk prompted the move to early autumn. “It was becoming a problem,” said Wattie’s wife Mary. “We had to have a lot of water on site.” She believes the shift has an added bonus. “It’s good for local businesses; we’re bringing people into the Bay as it starts to shut down.” The entry criteria for Old Thumpers are simple and unchanging: all machines must be pre-1980s, twin-shock, air-cooled, and fitted with drum brakes. Competition is divided into age categories: Juniors (up to 16), Veterans (50 and over) and Super Vets (60 and over). But the event is not really about serious racing; it’s about preserving and showcasing classic bikes and, of course, having fun. One of those clearly enjoying himself was Golden Bay enthusiast Malcolm Smith who entered his 30 horsepower 1968 Rickman

BSA in several races, including the final race in which man and machine unfortunately parted company. “Malcom came off and his bike continued downhill on its own,” said Mary, adding that it was one of several minor mishaps that occurred when the promised rain finally arrived and turned the circuit to mud. Apart from a break for lunch, the action was pretty much non-stop but, of course, only a handful of the 85 entrants took to the circuit at any one time. One of few everpresent was official race starter Steve Webster, performing a role he has filled for the past 26 years. “I missed the first one,” said Steve, while marshalling a dozen revved-up bikers at the start line. Taking a breather between races, Rob Holtham from Nelson was carefully checking over his ride – a 1980 Suzuki RM250 – which he’s owned for 14 years. “I’m just seeing if any bolts have come loose, “ said Rob examining the machine’s oily bits. Continued on page 6

Workcentre services RONNIE SHORT

Speakers at last week’s Community Whanau meeting were representatives from the Golden Bay Workcentre Trust. General manager Cait Tomlinson led the informative session and co-workers Tui Kraal (community connector) and Alison Gardener (co-ordinator community development and properties) each spoke from their specific areas of expertise. Given an overview of all the Workcentre has to offer, the interested listeners learned a lot about the role this entity plays in our community, as the following summary explains: Youth Services for 16-19-year-olds One -to - one coaching, financial assistance, life skills and assistance with WINZ procedures. Community Connector Assisting individuals and families who have been affected by Covid and need help finding out where to access services and support. Heartland Services For anyone - providing a link for rural communities who do not have the same access to services as city dwellers. YETI Youth Education Training Incentive for youth aged 16-21 who have left school, this programme offers NCEA Levels 1 to 3 training. Akonga Youth Hub For 12-21-year-olds whose lives have been impacted by Covid and who haven’t had a very positive experience. Outside the school environment. Frontline For beneficiaries, aged 18-64. A 13-week job-seeker skills development training course. Community Classes Learning opportunities for ages 16 upwards, at a nominal cost. Two subjects are offered each term. Zoom Classes In collaboration with Zentech, this course teaches people and groups how to get the most out of Zoom and all it has to offer. Community Development Bringing communities together to find solutions to problems. Pastoral Care A national pilot programme for agricultural workers soon to be launched. For more information visit the Workcentre’s website www.gbwct.org.nz

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Fun and “cool” learning at Science Roadshow RONNIE SHORT

The impressive Science Roadshow truck pulled into Golden Bay High School last Monday. The four Roadshow staff then spent 1½ hours unpacking the truck and setting up the science displays in the school hall. The hall was just big enough to accommodate all that was on offer for the Year 7-10 students who visited in groups throughout the day, for 1½ hours at a time. Years 5 and 6 from the primary schools were also invited to attend. Following demonstrations from the well-rehearsed hosts of the show, the students were encouraged to interact with the equipment. There was something for all types of learners including honey tasting, colour viewing, creating electricity, shooting rocket-launchers and trying out braille. A number of students commented that it was “cool fun”. Assistants from Year 10, who were a chosen few, also found the day fun. Malaika Hollis said: “I like that it’s hands-on...and that you get to interact with other students.” Tim van der Meer added: “It’s cool learning different types of science – it’s a different way of learning.” Ian Kennedy, director of the Science Roadshow, its truck driver and self-described “Jack of all Trades”, explained the origins of the concept. In 1988 the Canterbury Science Teaching Association seeded the idea, having a large number of scientific experiments and equipment stored in the King Edwards army barracks, which was then an exhibition storage facility. The Ministry of Science and Technology suggested they take the best 40 things out of storage and showcase them to the public. They were given the use of an army truck and a driver, which took them to Canterbury schools, “and the whole thing expanded from that,” says Ian. The Department of Education provided teacher-release to help establish a programme around the exhibition. It soon became too big, so a separate trust was established, “which is designed to run the programme from Kaitaia to Bluff and everywhere in between,” Ian explained. Released from teaching in 1991 to become a service advisor in the Wellington area, Ian then became involved in the Science Roadshow project.


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Students observing the gas demonstration prior to trying the hands-on science projects on display around the hall. Photo: Ronnie Short.

The impressive truck containing science projects and equipment for the showcase. Photo: Ronnie Short.

“Each year we do something quite different and interesting and that keeps my interest going…it’s very rewarding,” said Ian. It’s also a hectic pace, with days that start at 7am and run to 5pm, with a lot of travelled kilometres in between. The roadshow visits three to five schools per week. GBHS Science teacher Chris Stephenson was happy with the educational opportunity the visit provided. “From my perspective we’re an isolated rural community whose kids don’t have the same opportunities as city kids to access university open days or other science events. The Science Roadshow goes some way to plugging that hole, and inspiring our students to be curious and to love science.” Monday’s event was paid for by the GBHS Home and School group, to whom Chris paid tribute in a closing speech of thanks. “Science is a tool for understanding the world.” Visit www.scienceroadshow.nz

Poppy Hughes and Frankie Whiting enjoy making electricity by cranking a handle to make the bulb alight. Photo: Ronnie Short.


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Bay’s MenzShed lays foundations RONNIE SHORT

Instigators of a MenzShed for Golden Bay have been busy laying the foundations so it can become a legal entity. A core group, consisting of Dave Myall, Des Molloy and Ron Eckman, is keen and committed to creating the desired space for Mohua men. No-obligation signatures are being collected at Takaka’s First National office; 15 are needed to establish an Incorporated Society or Trust. That will enable them to conduct official business, apply for funding and obtain quotes. The concept of MenzShed is to provide a workshop space in which men can come together to be creative, share skills, bounce ideas off one another and to socialise. Proven to be beneficial for mental health and well-being, a MenzShed offers a sense of belonging, an opportunity to learn, share skills and partake in projects benefiting communities. As Des pointed out, “People don’t understand that they may have their own shed, but it’s about interacting with others.” Already, with help from several local men, they have built penguin nesting boxes,

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therefore had nothing on which to base his criticism. I’m sure he wouldn’t want to be considered to be unfair so how about him giving them a decent chance by enrolling to attend the next one on 22 May via kindmindkai@gmail.com so that he will be able to write an informed letter rather than writing off the top of his head? Of course, that would require an open mind. Is that possible for Larry? If so, I hope to see him there. Karen Brookes

Paying for Waimea irrigators’ Dam

There has been a bit of communication between myself and Councillor Hill over the past week, in which, from my perspective she has been staunchly in the court of TDC, regarding Golden Bay being required to contribute to the Waimea Dam, a project that should never have happened, and wouldn’t have if the previous mayor hadn’t cast the tiebreaking vote. Note that the region over the Hill also wouldn’t have needed the dam if big irrigators on the east side hadn’t been allowed to suck the life out of groundwater bores, thereby making them unusable due to increased salinity. There are areas in Tasman District that will benefit from the dam, yet Golden Bay is expected to cough up significant rates increases. I’m happy to pay – when we get a $100m project that benefits the whole of Golden Bay, the rest of Tasman contributes, and it isn’t only for the big end of town. Until then... [Abridged] Gary Thorpe

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After watching the documentary movie Zappa at the Village Theatre I felt ashamed that I grew up with, but did not know the real truth about, this amazing man: about his David vs Goliath struggle for musical and artistic freedom in a suffocating capitalist environment. Frank Zappa was a fearless maestro, a musical genius who went up against a greedy and soulless Warner Brothers Records and ended up taking on the US Congress and media as a result. He refused to have his voice silenced and to the end created brilliant symphonies out of his own pocket. An imperfect man for sure but a modern-day hero none the less. Don’t miss it. Bruce Dooley

More dam rate increases

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Last week’s edition of TDC’s ratepayer-funded propaganda rag, Newsline Special, featured a graphic representation of the rate increases we are about to endure for the next ten years. This despite the latest Annual Report (page 20) stating that “Increases are currently limited to a maximum 3% per annum, plus an allowance for annual growth in rateable properties”. The new increases stated are, for the next 10 years; +4.54%, 4.57%, 4.50%, 6.97%, 6.98%, 4.12%, 2.01%, 2.81%, 4.47%, 3.09% but also, at the base of the page there’s mention of “plus an allowance for growth”. The increases shown mean that if your rates are $2,000 a year now, in 10 years’ time you are going to need in excess of $3,075 to pay your annual rates. But what about the “plus an allowance for growth”? The amount of additional rate increase imposed on us for this “growth” is not specified, so I can’t calculate it but as TDC says “plus” it is going to mean even bigger increases than those they have detailed. Why should growth cost us more? Developers are charged enormous sums for the infrastructure for every new build. If more people are coming to set up home in Tasman, surely the rate burden is shared over a greater rate-paying population, which should result in less rates, not more, for the rest of us. Let’s face it, our rates are going to be increasing because of the Waimea irrigators’ dam. It’s that simple. Bruce Collings

Treaty workshop: critical analysis

Regarding Larry Petterson’s letter (GBW 19/3) I was most surprised to find that he felt he could criticise the efforts of Emma Callaghan and Jenny Bennett when he obviously hadn’t troubled himself to attend either of the workshops so far and

I so appreciated Ronnie Short’s article on her interview with Holly Rillstone, Collingwood Area School Dux for 2020. I like Holly’s attitude to study, she did the majority of work at school during school hours and advised not to stress too much. Exams are just a memory test and remember to communicate frequently with your teachers if you find something difficult. During that time she played numerous sports and said don’t forget to still go out and have fun with your friends. Her advice so ties in with a book I have by Gordon Dryden and Jeannette Vos titled The Learning Connection. This is a quote from that book: “What a child does physically often wires up the brain more effectively than study”. Jenny Haldane

Chance missed to halt dam’s flood of debt

Shortly after the most recent local elections, Tasman District councillors were asked to vote on Cr Greening’s motion which proposed placing a hold on the dam’s construction to allow full analysis of costings. The motion was lost after a majority of councillors, including one of our Golden Bay ward representatives, failed to support it. When I enquired, I was informed that if the press reported the disunity of council then the Government would probably back away from funding the dam (if and when approached for funding). Well, if Cr Greening’s motion had passed we would not be suffering these horrendous costings now and into the future. At this time Tim King, as I read the situation, is trying to buy time and show he is trying to get Government funding, but there appears to be no appetite to receive such a request. Budget cut-off is mid-April, which is really mid-February, for advisors to start drafting reports to ministers. Tim has missed the boat. Not that it was ever there? Tasman is not an at-risk region. I can sincerely state that with the current state of the national debt, TDC will not get dam funding from the Government. Going back to the vote on Cr Greening’s motion, did councillors not understand what was happening, or did they simply go with the mayor’s wishes? If only, if only. Reg Turner


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They’re off! Mud flies as riders jostle for position at the start of a race. Photos: Jo Richards.

Continued from page 1 “It’s a mid-bore which I built from scratch.” Watching racers from the top of the steep bank overlooking the circuit, Mary remembered one of the event’s pioneers. “Ray Johnson passed away recently. He got us into classic motocross; he suggested 28 years ago, ‘why don’t you guys have a go?’.” As they say, the rest is history; Old Thumpers has become a modern tradition, and a major event for the Golden Bay. Speaking on Monday, Wattie said he owes “a huge thanks” to the many people who make it possible. “We’d like to thank Alan and Shelley Palmer for the use of their farm, James Cartwright for the road, and all the sponsors, helpers and flag marshalls.”

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The name Betty Manson is not only associated with a spectacular East Takaka garden but also with this feisty woman’s many achievements as an outdoor adventurer. Betty always loved tramping the South Island’s long walks, but it was as a teacher when out biking with school groups that she first got hooked on cycling. Later, encouraged by enthusiasts Brian (BJ) Sowman and Paul Whittaker, she joined them on many cycling trips over several years. “I wanted to get out there and do things,” she says. “I found I was good at cycling; I suppose I was the right size, and I was fit; I liked cycling fast. I wasn’t going to be left behind.” In 1991 Betty began training for “the big one,” the 428-kilometre one-day cycle race from Nelson to Christchurch. She left Nelson at midnight with 30 other cyclists, and 21 hours, 12 minutes and 5 seconds later – indelibly etched in her memory – she crossed the finish line in Christchurch. Husband Robin and daughter Sarah had followed behind, lighting the way and tooting Betty every 20 minutes to stop and drink. “I was lucky to have my support crew,” she says. “I had to get there within 24 hours. You’re biking on your own really, the first 6-8 hours in the dark. I only did that race once – that was enough.” But other cycling trips followed. In 1992 she rode the Rainbow Track to Hanmer, then cycled 171 kilometres around Lake Taupo in seven-and-a-half hours while Robin fished for trout. She says she loved that feeling of fitness. “And being out there on new roads, in the open air.” That sense of adventure took another turn when the same year she did two tandem parachute sky dives, one with granddaughter Chloe. “In my 40s I was a bit risqué,” she admits. “I just had to do these things.” The following year, in 1993 and at age 49, she took part in the Nelson Women’s Smoke Free Waterfront Challenge. “That was mostly just cycling fast. I like speed, and I like long distance.” Nine days at Outward Bound presented more challenges: learning kayaking and, “the scariest thing of all”, rock climbing. Later, having climbed Mt Taranaki she conquered Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world, determined not to be outdone by the men. This was despite suffering altitude blindness from burst blood vessels in her eyes. But it was also at Outward Bound during two days of solo time that she set her ultimate goal. “I had plenty of time to think on ‘solo’, with no one else around. It was part of the course, to decide what you might change in your life, what you’d like to do. I decided I’d make an English garden.” Yearly visits to their son Paul in England had already begun to include numerous garden visits where Betty studied English designs and took notes. However, Betty’s thirst for endurance sport was still rife. She and Robin competed in the local Tinbum Triathlon for several years. Then in 1993, Betty rafted the Clarence and Landsborough Rivers, and twice one of New Zealand’s more challenging rivers, the Karamea, three days long with camping on the riverside. Robin, who joined the second trip, recalls fearing a lost life when one raft upended.

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Winning the Nelson Mail Garden of the Century Award in 2000 was the “pinnacle of gardening” for Betty Manson. Photo: Anita Peters.

“They’re jolly rugged rivers,” he said. “It can be frightening, even with crash helmets and life jackets.” “We’ve done enough of that now, put it to bed,” laughs Betty. The small home garden planted in 1973 in a bare paddock with their new house gradually expanded alongside Betty’s English garden dream. By the year 2000, a hectare-sized area of Matuku Farms Garden had become so impressively established that it won the Nelson Mail Garden of the Century Award. “It was the pinnacle of gardening for me, my biggest achievement,” says Betty. In 2006, endorsed by the NZ Horticultural Society, the New Zealand Gardens Trust declared it a Garden of National Significance based on various criteria, from theme to diversity, which included the formal garden, native bush, ponds and woodland. Many changes have taken place since then. While some roses have been turfed out and replaced by lawn, Betty’s longtime love of natives initiated the successful millennium “Trees on Farms” project. These days cycling is off the list due to bursitis, but gardening, swimming and long walks with her dog keep Betty on her toes. While her sporting achievements are still a source of real pride, nothing now quite beats smelling the roses.

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You can still subscribe online on the Grey Power Federation website. We ask that those able take advantage of the online service do so. If you have any questions, email us at greypowergoldenbay@gmail.com Grey Power had a meeting with Mayor King recently and raised new and ongoing issues. A proposed position for the Motupipi Street crossing (near the corner) was sketched into an aerial photo. This was our preference, and hopefully the Community Board will agree with its implementation. Those attending the upcoming Positive Ageing Forum will be provided with a map in council publications beforehand. Freedom camping was again discussed and the necessity of having a self-contained vehicle was emphasised. We had alerted the council to the possibility of funding for heat pumps for the proposed pensioner housing in Takaka. Council will look into this for the second round of funding. We certainly applaud the proposals for pensioner housing by the Affordable Housing Project and see this as a way to help finance this effort. The method of proposing rates increases was discussed. It was suggested that reported potential yearly percentage rises, like compound interest, can be misleading, and a table with example property values and projected increases over various periods be presented instead. This was taken on board. We look forward to some examples giving ratepayers realistic projections of their expenses. Energy expenses and effort are major concerns for older Kiwis. I have been asked to participate in the Federation’s Energy Policy review. Cost and comfort will be foremost in my

consideration, but I welcome any suggestions to take forward to the review. Margaret Fricker emailed her concern for elderly dental patients required to pay for treatment immediately. I found a recent document from the NZ Dental Association (see NZDA website) concerning their policy re this issue and will report on this at our Zone meeting. This is a continuation of issues raised in a recent remit about dental care for seniors. This will no doubt be raised at the Federation’s AGM in Nelson this year. A letter was drafted to Peter Bramley upon his leaving NMDHB for his efforts to keep Grey Power well informed. We hope his replacement will schedule similar meetings with us. We also sent an email to NMDHB to thank them for adjusting appointments in Nelson to reasonable times for those travelling large distances. This has been a genuine success for Grey Power lobbying. Roy Reid was interviewed by the local press about banks stopping cheque services. One of our members has been refused a loan, despite meeting all other requirements, because of her age. This is age discrimination and the Federation should develop a case to take to the Minister if other Associations have similar evidence to present. I have sent out invitations and the minutes of our meetings to try to improve information flow and have received some feedback for agenda items. We hope this will inspire some members to participate in the committee in the future. Our local AGM is proposed for 22 April at 1pm at the Bowling Club. Guest speaker: John Collyns about retirement villages. Watch for the ad in The GB Weekly.


Students from Collingwood Area School also participated. “It was a fantastic opportunity for our rangatahi and the feedback from the korero has been nothing but glowing,” says GBHS guidance counsellor Abbey Gilligan. “Tai was a very engaging and warm speaker; he really captured the students attention with his down to earth and relaxed manner. He spoke openly about his own struggles and journey with mental health and the tools and support that helped him to be authentic, whole-hearted and vulnerable with himself and within his relationships.”

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Golden Bay Mountain Goats (pictured above holding the Marble Mountain Shield) enjoyed a solid 4-1 win over Wakefield FC, with an amazing own goal from Alex Luckett at the end of the game denying the home side a clean sheet. GB Stingrays sufferred a 4-1 loss to a strong Wakefield team but had a much improved second-half, scoring with a solid goal from striker Chris von Roy.

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On Easter Sunday the Rockville Museum is doing it again and putting on a Steam Up day for the family. The bouncy castle is back and there is an old-fashioned see-saw for the kids to try. To top it off, there will also be tractor rides through the paddock, which will be adventurous. The Easter Bunny is coming at 12.30pm dressed in a tutu with lots of surprises for the kids. Come for the day, have a picnic with the lovely food served by the kitchen: scones with whipped cream, sausage rolls, sausages and bread plus tea, coffee and drinks for the kids. An awesome day, for awesome Golden Bay.

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Ongoing delays with repairs to Takaka Hill have prompted a radical re-think. Photo: Supplied. FAY CREIGH-PORTER

A new innovative proposal to create more a more resilient transport link to Golden Bay is gaining traction following the recent publication of a report by a Wellington-based multidisciplinary team. For the past six months, the team, comprising geologists, surveyors, construction engineers and a senior project manager, has been investigating the practical and economic feasibility of creating a tunnel through Takaka Hill. The study was given added impetus by the slow progress being made by NZTA to reinstate the Takaka Hill Road. The project is the brainchild of mining consultant and keen speleologist Dr Alan Mole who, while exploring the subterranean labyrinth of caves deep beneath the Pikikiruna Range, discovered a series of linked underground chambers that extend across the entire width of a key section of the Takaka Hill. “It got me thinking that, by simply widening the series of passages between the chambers, a continuous route could be created for a fraction of the cost of a conventional tunnel, and in way less time.” Dr Mole explained that, on return to his home in Wellington, he contacted a group of experts with whom he had worked on major tunnelling projects around the world. “We had a pretty interesting Zoom conference, and after about half-an-hour’s discussion, it seemed that my idea wasn’t so crazy.” One of those attending the online discussion, eminent geologist Professor Karsten Schist, subsequently studied dozens of stratified geological maps from the NZ Geological Survey archives. The following week, he confirmed that a series of 12 large underground chambers, located almost in a straight line, made up approximately 55 per cent of the proposed 6.5km tunnel route which runs from Riwaka Resurgence to a point just below Eureka Bend in Upper Takaka. “The Hill is a bit like a Swiss cheese – full of holes,” says the professor, who in November last year, commissioned a detailed survey of the Hill’s surface and underlying structure using Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) and a new high-resolution seismic technique – Sonic Pulsing with Oscillating Ordinal Frequencies (SPOOF). During January, a group of experienced cavers ground-truthed the professor’s instrument data, and the refined results were subsequently modelled using bespoke 3D software. According to the feasibility study, the tunnel entrance on the Riwaka side would be located 300m west of Riwaka Resurgence and linked via a new 3.5km stretch of high-speed highway to the existing SH60 near Fraser’s Orchard. The preliminary design is for a road tunnel 10.8m wide to safely allow two-way traffic, but one of the most significant challenges is to ensure adequate ventilation in such a long

tunnel. The report specifies what is known as a “fully transverse system” which has ducted supply and extracted air. The supply comes from a duct underneath the roadway, so that the fresh air mixes with the exhaust fumes from the vehicles. The polluted air, which is buoyant, is extracted at high level through a ducted system above the roadway. Here, once again, the geology is lending a helping hand; the well-known tomos – deep holes that extend from the surface to deep inside the mountain – can be used as natural ducts to convey contaminated air. But the project’s environmental consultant Dr Mary-Jane Green says that such a complex and expensive solution may not be necessary. “By the time the tunnel is constructed, New Zealand’s vehicle fleet is likely to have largely switched to electric, so we won’t need to over-engineer the ventilation system.” Dr Green, a specialist in bioengineering, believes that natural oxygenators should also be part of the answer. “I am confident that we will be able to grow organic hemp plants under the artificial lights, both on the shoulders of the carriageway, and in all of the dozen chambers. It would create a unique gateway to Golden Bay, but of course, we’d have to take extra precautions to prevent smoke inhalation in the case of fire.” The team’s 3D modelling revealed that, taking into account the existing natural tunnels that link the 12 chambers, a total of approximately 450,000m3 of rock will need to be removed as a result of the tunnel excavation, but discussions are already underway to use this material in the construction of a new dam on the Motueka River near Ngatimoti. “It’s a win-win outcome if we can get both projects over the numerous regulatory hurdles,” says project manager Aprille Duper, who previously worked for Euro Tunnel in France. She believes there could be additional synergies. “Early indications are that the rock we plan to extract contains a rich seam of healing crystals, including quartz, amethyst and opals, which we calculate could be used to finance at least half of the estimated $158.4m cost – and we are 95 per cent confident that the project will come in on, or under, that figure.” The group’s report suggests that work could begin as early as the middle of next year and be completed within three years. “That’s less time than it has taken NZTA to repair damage inflicted on the SH60 by Cyclone Gita – and they are still not finished,” says Ms Duper. “And once constructed it will provide a much more resilient link– as well as cutting the journey time by about 20 minutes. You’d have to be a fool not to back the project.” For more information, go to: https/www.aprilfool.con/ itsjustahill/getunderit/ or phone: 01 042 021.

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On the weekend of 18 and 19 March, the Stella Smith Memorial Women’s Triples competition took place at Takaka and Pohara bowling clubs. Fourteen teams competed from Takaka, Pohara, Richmond, Stoke, Wakefield, Motueka, Riwaka and as far afield as Westport. All enjoyed the sport, the evening meal at the Takaka club and Golden Bay’s weather and hospitality. The winners of the first day at Takaka, sponsored by Nelson Building Society, were Chris Longman, Linda McLay and Carolyn Mason (pictured above, from left), a combined team from Wakefield and Motueka. The same team did remarkably well in also winning the second day at Pohara where they were presented with their prizes by club president, Selwyn Kotua and secretary, Jenny Westrupp.

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From Easter Saturday to Wednesday 28 April, the opportunity exists to view and possibly purchase contemporary fibre art from an outstanding group of 16 weaver artists. Th e Ar t Va u l t, 5 7 Commercial Street Takaka, is hosting the Go Wild With Weaving Exhibition, and is open from 10am-4pm every day. The array of materials ranges from cane from renowned artist Ruth Castle, Gisborne; copper from Jasmine Clark, Arrowtown and Viv Keenan, Great Barrier Island; wire sculptures from Lee van der Geest, Queenstown; natural fibrework from Deb Price; hedgerow materials from Anita Peters; flax from other local artists Sarah Hornibrooke, Philly Hall and Bronwynn Billens, modern materials from Christine Wingels with willow from Nicola Basham. There are works from international artists Ann McMahon, Australia and Judy Zugish, USA plus pieces from first-time Art Vault exhibitors Yvonne Hammond, Moutere, Sally Mason, Nelson and Tamar Guse, Waipara who have been students at the Go Wild With Weaving event and have made businesses from their hobbies. Organiser Nicola Basham says, “this is an exceptional opportunity to see world class fibre art. It is unusual to have an exhibition devoted to contemporary weaving and I am very thankful to gallery owner Grant Knowles for making this happen. There will be over 100 weavers coming into the Bay mid-April, to be students at the Go Wild With Weaving event and this exhibition will be inspirational to all”. Details are at www.gowildwithweaving.co.nz/exhibition 9

CLASSIFIEDS SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro GOLF 23 March. Qualifying R1 and LGU 2 (nett): M Dobbie 67, S Rosser 71. Closest to pins: 3/12 and 9/18 M Dobbie. 24 March. Stableford: N Barnes 40, R Young 37, S Kerr 35. Closest to pins: 3/12 N Barnes, 4/13 B Climo, 8/17 and 9/18 W Collie. Twos: N Barnes, W Collie, K Hopkins. Best gross: K Hopkins. 27 March. Stroke Play R2 (nett): N Moore 68, L Davidson 70, W Dobbie 71. Closest to pins: 3/12, 4/13 and 8/17 N Moore, 9/18 T Polglase. Twos: N Moore (2) , T Polglase. Best gross: N Moore 67. BRIDGE 24 March. Pohara Pairs: N/S: L Godden/J Edmondson 60%, K Van Der Struys/D Sarll 53.75%, C Mead/T Packard 51.67%; E/W: M McKellar/J Beatson 67.92%, S Van Wijngaarden/J Harper 59.17%, B Burdett/P Panzeri 55.83%; h/cap: N/S: L Godden/J Edmondson 65.95%, K Van Der Struys/D Sarll 61.30%, C Mead/T Packard 57.07%; E/W: M McKellar/J Beatson 71.47%, S Van Wijngaarden/J Harper 66.37%, B Burdett/P Panzeri 63.63%.

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PERSONAL NOTICES / Pānui ake KERR, Aileen Agnes, 17 July 1938- 23 March 2021, passed away peacefully at GB Community Health. Dearly loved wife of Ian for 62 years. Loved mother of Trevor and Dave. Loved gran to her four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. At rest. We loved you dear Aileen, our mum, gran and great-gran. You were one of the best. A cremation has taken place.

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WE want to acknowledge and sincerely thank all those who helped Hans when he suffered his unfortunate accident whilst out cycling, three weeks ago. To the St John team, GB doctor, Rescue Helicoptor team, fire brigade, the helpful by-standers, for all the cards, phone calls and well wishes, all the practical help we received from our Kahurangi Church family and our cycling group, we are extremely grateful. Carolyn and Hans Bauer. NEED help writing your personal or family story? Contact Charlotte Squire and her team for help with all aspects of writing and publishing. Ph 027 525 7455, charlottesquirecoms@ gmail.com


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TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga Abel Tasman Accounting Limited Xero Certified, Public Practice CA. Taxation services and general business support for clients of all shapes and sizes. Available evenings and weekends. Ph Bronwyn 027 268 4010, bronwyn@abeltasmanaccounting. co.nz ACCOUNTANT and tax advisor. All Inland Revenue returns filed for big and small businesses and individuals. Selfemployed and rental property reports prepared. Day and evening appointments available. Ph Susan Ayton Shaw 929 7507 or email taxayton@gmail.com ACCOUNTANT. Long-standing market leader with unbeatable professional qualifications and experience. Warn & Associates, ph 525 9919. AFFORDABLE Carpentry Service. Ph 027 919 1326.



APPLIANCE and whiteware repair. 12+ years’ experience servicing all brands. Ph Luke 022 602 8118. ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580. CARS wanted. Will pick up for free (some conditions apply). Motueka Auto Parts. Ph 03 528 9576. CHIMNEY cleaning, handyman, Dennis Sage ph 027 873 0726. CHIMNEY sweep. Puponga-Takaka Hill. Query or quote ph Steve 021 0810 1146. COMPUTER and smartphone sales, repairs and solutions. Supporting all Windows and Apple products. Conveniently located at 65 Commercial Street or available by appointment on 027 831 4156. ELECTRICIANS. Fuse Electrical Golden Bay. Ready to solve all your electrical needs. Ph Thomas 525 9300, 027 788 8500. ELECTRONICS repairs: Cell phones, computers, radios, TVs, HiFi and more! Ph 027 246 2432. FREEVIEW satellite TV. Ph 027 246 2432. FUNERAL directors, Matuku Funerals. Cremation, regular and eco-burials. Professional, caring and budget conscious with exceptional customer service. Proud member of the FDANZ. Laura and Mark Manson, East Takaka, ph 525 7399, 027 777 4738, 027 525 7399. GB CHIMNEY SWEEPING, SPIDER AND FLY SPRAYING Ph 524 8795 or 027 434 5405 GOLDEN BAY DIGGER HIRE 1.7 tonne. Ph 027 713 0684. GOLDEN Bay Storage, Takaka. Dry, safe, secure, alarmed, insurance approved. Furniture trailer available. Ph Rob and Marg 525 9698, 027 222 5499, goldenbaystorage@gmail.com Green Grass Accounting - Chartered Accountant. MYOB Partner and Xero Certified. Local accountant providing business and personal accounting services. Ph Robert 029 775 6459 or email robert@greengrassaccounting.co.nz. GREENREAPER. Property maintenance, landscape and garden designs. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. References available. HEAT pump installation, sales and servicing. Ph Dave McKay 027 404 4740, 525 8538. LAWNMOWING. Pakawau, Bainham, Takaka to Wainui. Ph N Shaw 525 7597, 027 212 4020. niallshaw_6@hotmail.com LAWNMOWING, www.goldenbaypropertyservices.co.nz, ph 027 690 0769. LUXAFLEX blinds, sunscreen, block out, translucent, venetians, verticals, duettes by Luxaflex, “Beauty is in the detail”. Ph Tracey at Imagine designs for a free measure and quote, 027 440 0071, or call in and view our blind stand and showroom in the Z truck stop, Takaka. NGANGA picture framing, Collingwood, enquiries ph 021 107 6312, 524 8660. Expert framing by a professional artist. ORANGE Rentals have rental cars, trailers and a furniture trailer available for hire. Ph 027 337 7147. PAINTING and interior, exterior plastering. Licensed qualified local tradesman. Ph CM Coatings 027 222 0507. PENINSULA Plasterers for all your interior plastering needs. No job too small. Quality assured. 20+ years’ experience. For a free quote ph Craig 027 472 4376.

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Ph/txt Trev 027 282 4014 TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga 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. SUMMER fruit pruning (citrus, stone and pip fruit), garden advice, design and development, soil testing, orchard work. Sol Morgan, GroWise Consultancy, ph 027 514 9112.

HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora trauma release for lasting transformational change. Ph 021 194 8870. LISA Williams, registered medical herbalist, iridologist, Reiki master, reflexology, herbal apothecary. www. goldenbayiridology.com Ph 525 6150, txt 027 451 9797. MASSAGE and Bowen therapy. Ph Thomas 022 160 9101. MASSAGE: relaxation, sports, deep tissue. Lymphatic drainage for detox, immune support, oedema. 26 years of experience. Ph Paul 027 772 7334. REFLEXOLOGY - helps relieve stress and anxiety, boosts energy levels and improves circulation and nerve function. Ph/txt Ariane Wyler 021 0260 7607 or email happyfeetflex@ gmail.com SIMON Jones: Counselling, mediation, coaching. 28 years’ experience. Member NZAC. Ph 525 8542.

SURVEYING: topographical survey, construction and building set out, boundary location. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. TAKAKA Garden Services, for all your lawn and garden needs. Ph 027 525 8006 or 525 8806. TAKAKA Self Storage, Commercial Street. Units and containers. Secure yard with cameras. Ph 525 6181. WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726. WINDOW cleaning, www.goldenbaypropertyservices.co.nz, ph 027 690 0769.

HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora ACUPUNCTURE: Japanese style, gentle and effective for a range of health needs. Private and ACC Registered. Cosmetic acupuncture also available. Lynne Cooper, 54 Commercial St, Takaka, ph 027 221 0045. ANEL BAKER Physiotherapy at 22 Meihana Street, Takaka. Ph/txt for an appointment 021 053 4337. AROHA Health Spa. Massage: deep tissue, relaxation and clinical; structural bodywork, myofascial release, infrared sauna, spa bath, facials, holistic health and more. Open from 9.30am onwards. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. Ph 525 8870. BRUCE DOOLEY, MD. Private consultations for complex health issues. Monday, Thursday, Saturday. Bayridge Integrative Medicine, ph 525 7125, health@drdooley.co.nz

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TO GIVE AWAY / Koha FLEMISH giant male rabbit, three months old, very tame. Excellent pet. Ph 525 8416.

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko GARAGE sale. Easter Saturday, 2 Bishop Road, Parapara, after 9am. Camping and fishing gear. 1995 Isuzu Bighorn, $1500. 2140 Mac 360 30hp Parson, $5500. GARAGE sale. Sunday and Monday, 10am-4pm, 28 Pakawau Bush Road, house at end of drive. Loads of items from house clear out.


BIKE, old, $40. Helmet, new, $35. Both $65. Ph Beth 027 230 3748. CURTAIN tracks, quality NZ made. Liners in polycotton or blockout. Curtain, upholstery and sheer fabrics, curtains tapes, metal pin hooks, cushions. Pop into Imagine designs to have a browse, next to GB Glass, Commercial Street, Takaka. NATIVE plants, big selection, low prices. From $4 each. 15 Poplar Lane, Collingwood. Ph 021 033 1227.

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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.

LAYING hens, $25 each. Black orpington and Sussex. Ph 525 8416. DAIRY heifer grazing available for up 40 heifers. May to May. Ph Brian Nesbit 525 9969, 027 556 0686. CAT and dog doors. Installed for you by Golden Bay Glass. 96 Commercial St. Ph 525 7274.

Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St

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PROPERTY WANTED / Rawa hiahia 64 Meihana Street, Takaka 7110 03 525 9113

Manipulative Physiotherapist

Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

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

MATURE single male looking for permanent accommodation. Have references. Ph 020 4120 0710.


Look what we have just got in...

A new delivery of glazed pots, birdbaths and water features! There are lots of beautiful colours, different sizes and designs.

Ray White Golden Bay Property Management DID YOU KNOW?

So don’t miss out, brighten up your patio or garden. All at great prices.

Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 - Under Section 60A Fixed Term Tenancies dated after 11.02.21 must become Periodic Tenancies unless contrary notice is given: 1. The parties agree to renew or extend the fixed term; or 2. The parties agree not to continue with the tenancy; or 3. At least 28 days before the end of the fixed term the tenant gives the landlord notice that the tenant does not intend to continue. 4. A landlord can issue notice to end at expiry date providing it is for a reason used to end a periodic tenancy. For further information on this and more contact Jenna Bowden - 027 525 7229 - jenna.bowden@raywhite.com



167 Nyhane Drive West, Ligar Bay

45 Nyhane Drive Ligar Bay

New Listing /Open Home

New Listing/Open Home

For Sale: SET DATE OF SALE: Closes 4pm, Tues 13th April 2021 - Will not be sold prior Open Home: Saturday 3rd April 1.00-1.30pm LIGER BAY DREAM COME TRUE - Bring your family and friends together at this "dream come true" beach house at one of Golden Bays most golden beaches. Situated less than 400m from the safe and sandy beach of Ligar Bay, this modern three bedroom holiday home occupies the high ground of the half acre section. Perfect for cricket matches and offering oodles of space for your over flow visitors to camp out and join the holidays.

180 Excellent Street, Collingwood

New Listing/Open Home For Sale: Tender: 1pm 6th May 2021, Will not be sold prior Open Home: Easter Monday 5th April 12-12.30pm HEAVEN ON EARTH - For those seeking absolute privacy and serenity this undeveloped 43.5 acre beachfront property is, quite literally, heaven on earth! Situated at the very end of Excellent Street, this is a simply beautiful seaside block beside Milnthorpe Park Scenic Reserve. There is mains power to the gate and an elevated building site has been identified.

For Sale: SET DATE OF SALE: Closes 4pm, Tues 20th April 2021 - Will not be sold prior Open Home: Saturday 3rd April 2.00-2.30pm THE KEA CALL YOU HOME TO LIGAR BAY - The Kea are calling you home to this lush elevated lifestyle property. You will love this unique and beautifully crafted home that is nestled into a sheltered microclimate about a km back from the golden beach. Completed less than a year ago, this bespoke home offers light filled open plan living spaces, spilling out onto a spacious covered veranda framing the valley and sea views!

170 Excellent Street, Collingwood

New Listing/Open Home Tender: 1pm 6th May 2021, Will not be sold prior For Sale: Open Home: Easter Monday 5th April 12-12.30pm SUN, THE SEA, AND SO MUCH SKY- I am pretty confident you will never have seen a home quite like this one! Built in 1975 to the owners specific requirements, each of the three levels is virtually open plan - each room leads to another...it's really very unique! It's a 223m2 home, on 3ha with 337m2 lock up boat shed, and 3-bay shed plus the views, the sun, the sea and so much sky.

120 Excellent Street, Collingwood

New Listing/Open Home For Sale: Tender: 1pm 6th May 2021, Will not be sold prior Open Home: Easter Monday 5th April 12-12.30pm SEASIDE 26 ACRE WILDERNESS - You have asked us to find you an undeveloped site for your dream home in Golden Bay, and here it is! Here are the sea views you have asked for, the creek meandering down the hillside, an elevated building area, and 26.5 acres of lush regenerating bush. There's even an acre or so of fenced pasture down by the beach.

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

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē ANATOKI SALMON CAFE. Delicious bagels, salmon platter, pizza, coffees and more. Open every day from 9am till 4pm. Our fishing lake is closed for maintenance but opening soon. See our website for updates www.anatokisalmon.co.nz COLLINGWOOD TAVERN. 11am-7pm, Sunday-Thursday; 11am-late, Friday and Saturday. Live music - check out our Facebook page for details. COURTHOUSE CAFE, Collingwood. Open 7 days, 8am-4pm. Pizzas on Fridays, 5-7.30pm. 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, MondaySaturday, 9am-8.30pm. Closed Sunday. 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere Wednesday. Ph 524 8457. O’SHA, open Tuesday-Sunday, lunch 11.30am-2.30pm and dinner 5-9pm. Ph 525 6117. STAY AWAKE CAFE (formerly MAD Cafe), where only the best will do. 8am to 8pm every day except Mondays. Ph 021 107 6312. THE MUSSEL INN. Open from 11am.

TOTALLY ROASTED, Pohara. Open 5 days from 8.30am, closed Monday, Tuesday. Ph 525 9396. TOTOS CAFE & PIZZERIA. Open 10.30am-5pm, weather permitting. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Totaranui hill, ph 039 707 934, totoscafegallery@gmail.com. WHOLEMEAL CAFE, open 7 days for dine-in meals and takeaways, 7.30am-3pm.

KORORA’S NEST, Pohara. Open Wednesday-Monday for coffee, lunch, snacks, drinks and dinner. Weekdays, 11am- late; weekends, 9am-late. Ph 03 970 3291. NUGGET CAFE Mangarakau, open 11am-4pm, Friday-Sunday. Ph 524 8051. OLD SCHOOL CAFE, Pakawau. Open 4pm-late Thursday, Friday; 11am-late Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday,

FRIDAY 2 APRIL A HAPPY I’STAR FESTIVITY at MAD Theartre, cosmic Collingwood, Good Friday, 2, 3, 4 April, I’Star Sunday. See advert at top of page 15 in this issue.

SATURDAY 3 APRIL MOTUPIPI HALL EASTER MINI BOOK FAIR and Fancy Soup Luncheon, $15. Prize for fanciest Easter hat. Open 10am-2pm with lunch at 12.30pm. Shopping bag of books, $5. Produce, baking, raffle. GO WILD WITH WEAVING EXHIBITION. Contemporary fibre art. Art Vault, Takaka, 10am-4pm, Saturday 3 to Wednesday 28 April.

TUESDAY 6 APRIL BADMINTON, GBHS GYM, 7-9pm. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007. Please note change of venue. GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays. Late fees apply until 4pm Tuesdays, if space is available. Paradise Entertainment and Collingwood On the Spot store are our agents. Or email us: admin@gbweekly.co.nz.

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

THURSDAY 8 APRIL DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 9-11am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007. SENIOR CITIZENS MEETING, 2pm. Speaker: Chris Jackson on “Walking the Pyrenees”. All welcome.


See advertisements on page 15 for Easter Church Services and events THE GB WEEKLY, THURSDAY 1 APRIL 2021

CURIOUS ABOUT BIODYNAMICS? One-day practical, hands-on introduction workshop, Friday 16 April. For more information and to register tinyurl.com/BDNZ16April. 2021 LIVING WOOD FAIR, 17 and 18 April. Find us on Facebook and www.livingwoodfair.co.nz 13

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Open 10am - 2pm Lunch at 12.30pm, $15 Prize for fanciest Easter Hat Shopping bag of books $5 Baking & produce for sale + raffle

The Mussel Inn Coming Up...

Thu 1st SEASIDE STRANGLERS + guests, $10 Sat 3rd HUNTER GILLES BAND play Southern blues, $10 Thu 8th QUIZ, 7.30pm Sat 10th FRENCH FOR RABBITS, $25 tickets online, $30 on the door Thu 15th LIVE POETS/ACID ON THE MICROPHONE 7.30pm, $5 koha Sat 17th CARNIVOROUS PLANT SOCIETY, $15 Thu 22nd QUIZ, 7.30pm Sat 24th THE ELECTRONS, $10

MAY Sat 1st MILES CALDER, $15 + bf tickets online Thu 6th QUIZ, 7.30pm Thu 13th THE CLIMATE LOVE TALKS Sat 15th TIM ALLEN AND THE TWO, $10 tickets available online Thu 20th QUIZ, 7.30pm Sat 22nd B O B D Y L A N ’ S 8 0 t h B I R T H D A Y CELEBRATION - 80 SONGS! Open mic, from 5pm Tue 25th OSCAR LADELL - solo Thu 27th LIVE POETS / ACID ON THE MICROPHONE, 7.30pm, koha Sat 29th CAITLIN SMITH Sun 30th The famous MUSSEL INN BEER TASTING COMPETITION – Email haveabeer@ musselinn.co.nz to register

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Estère plays 'electric blue witch-hop', as she calls her dimensions of electronic, folk and R&B. The New Zealand Herald called it “a beautiful mix of everything the music world is lauding and lusting after right now.” TICKETS THROUGH: UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

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NEW PREMISES: 33 King Edward Street Opposite Motueka Farm Machinery

YOUR LOCAL Equipment Specialist For all Mowers, Chainsaws, Trimmers, and Blowers Sales and Service Ph Kerry 0272 242 085 │ 03 528 0233 Kerry@lifestylecentre.nz

In the Bay weekly - FREE pick up and delivery THE GB WEEKLY, THURSDAY 1 APRIL 2021

CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAYS GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them for their Easter Services. Good Friday, 10.30am at Epiphany, Takaka. A devotional service of readings, feflections and music in which we reflect on the cross of Jesus, with the theme “Determined to Die”. Easter Day - we will celebrate with joy the resurrection of our Lord during services at our usual Sunday times of 10am at Takaka and 4.45pm at Collingwood.


SACRED Heart Catholic faith community celebrates Mass at 5pm each Sunday. All welcome.

Programmes to listen out for

ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for morning worship at 10am. Service provided by Rev Janet Marsh.

Heads Up - highlights the issues facing those living with a brain injury. The show explores social implications, looks at research and creates awareness. Kindly supported by The Nelson Clinic and airs Thursday mornings at 9:06 after the BBC News, with a new episode every 2 weeks.

Spiritual Conversations with Callah and the Ancients





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Conversations with Callah and the Ancients with spiritual writer and channel Kim and scribe for spirit, seer, artist and celestial empathic healer Aimee. Facilitated by Dallas Beckett, Saturdays at 2pm with a new episode every 2 weeks. Come join us to experience spirituality in new and thought-provoking ways.

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Kiwi NikNaks - Cultural diversity is best enjoyed when

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shared! Kiwi NikNaks is all about celebrating and sharing our NikNak of cultures here in Nelson Tasman. Lindsay Neumann hosts on Fresh FM in New Zealand Sundays at 8pm (9am in South Africa) with new content every 4 weeks.

5.00 Raya and the Last Dragon (PG) Superb animation! 8.00 Nomadland (M) Stars Frances McDormand 2.00 Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (G) Comedy 5.00 The Pinkies are Back (PG) Dragon-boating women 8.00 Zappa (R16) 96% Critic vote on Rotten Tomatoes! 1.30 Raya and the Last Dragon (PG) 4.30 Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (G) Animation 7.30 ***Reel Rock 15*** One screening only! Climbing CLOSED 1.30 Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (G) 4.30 Raya and the Last Dragon (PG) 4.30 Nomadland (M) 6 Academy Nominations! 7.30 The Pinkies are Back (PG) NZ Documentary 1.00 Matinee: Supernova (M) UK Drama, Romance 7.30 Zappa (R16) (Final) Doco on Musician Frank Zappa

Takaka Church of Christ

Pastor: Rodney Watson 027 51 14266 93 Commercial St, Takaka. www.godunlimited.org Ph: 525 9265

Easter Sunday Morning Beach Service You are welcome to join us for scripture readings, singing, campfire and hot cross buns. Collingwood beach, 10.30am, Easter Sunday 4 April Meet on beach in front of car park at end of Elizabeth Street. Please BYO camping chair. Wet weather alternative venue: Anglican Hall, 15 Elizabeth Street, Collingwood.


Enquires: phone Joyce Wyllie 524 8364

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

Golden Bay weather forecast

Saturday: Southerlies dying away. Some showers during the morning, then fine and cloudy periods. Sunday: Southwesterlies freshening during the day. Mainly fine and mild for a time. Cloud in the west later. Monday: Westerlies. A few showers developing over Kahurangi. Fine and cloudy periods elsewhere. Tuesday: Southerlies dying away later. Fine weather and mild for a time. Sollys Contractors are proud sponsors of this weather forecast. Enquiries phone: 03 525 9843 Disclaimer: This forecast is a personal interpretation complied from public information provided by NZ Metservice and other public sources. It is a local forecast and no liability is implied or accepted.


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Friday: Southwesterlies developing. Cloud increasing and some showers developing later.

Sunday Service 10am

All Welcome ☺

The crew at Fresh FM wish you a safe and Happy Easter.

Thursday: Southerlies easing. Early rain areas, soon clearing to be fine and mild by afternoon.

Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving, honour, power and might be to our God for ever and ever Amen Revelation 7:12

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50 Commercial Street, Takaka

Golden Bay First National Licensed REAA 2008 - MREINZ



OPEN HOME Sunday 1.00 - 2.00pm

OPEN HOME Sunday 12.00 - 1.00pm


DEADLINE SALE: 12PM 14.04.2021 (NSP)

This classic, 2 bdrm, family holiday bach, on the estuary side of Tōtara Avenue is nestled among the trees & is very funky. The large ranch sliders allow the tree-filtered light into the spacious living area where the high ceilings & exposed timber beams add to the ambience. Overlooking the calm estuary waters, where you can moor your kayak at the jetty, or take a short stroll to the main beach. Call me to view. Ref: GB3828

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or belinda@goldenbayproperty.com


$1.8m +GST (IF ANY)

Set in one of the most prime locations in the Bay, this beautiful home is designed to please! On 12.6ha of land with privacy & views over the property towards the western ranges & the sea. In fact, it has 360o views of the Bay! The home consists of 3 bdrms & an ensuited master wing on the 2nd story. A large dble garage with internal access & a mud room for convenience. A sep. 4-bay shed offers full storage options. Ref: GB3820

Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577 or sarah@goldenbayproperty.com



OPEN HOME Sunday 2.00 - 3.00pm


….You will find this beautifully presented 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm home, on a well-established property of easycare gardens with great sheds for all the toys, set on 2.187 ha of land. Built in 2011, with all the modern conveniences including a large open plan living, dining & kitchen area with an island & walk-in pantry. Great entertaining spaces both inside & out. Close to Town, Rec Park, Hospital, School…..well everything!! Ref: GB3827

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or belinda@goldenbayproperty.com


This 136m2 of prime retail space is available for lease. Currently divided into a large open plan space & office, lunch & work room with one disabled access toilet, plus a store room. Price By Negotiation Ref: GBC3830. Also on offer is the land & buildings at 1012m2. With 2 strong tenancies in place: 1 commercial & 1 residential, & the front office could be your business or new tenant. Viewing by appt only. $950,000+GST Ref: GBC3832

James Mackay 027 359 0892 or james@goldenbayproperty.com



176 WHARARIKI RD, PUPONGA • On two titles of 662 & 667m2 • 2 bdrm/1bthrm cottage • Big decks to enjoy the ruralness • Well maintained inside & out • The perfect Great Outdoors base Price: $550,000 Ref: GB3821 Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 paul@goldenbayproperty.com

Selling or buying, ‘we put you first’ ‘Great Agent Had a great experience with Bryony, she worked hard to take great care of us as well as the many prospective purchasers she showed our house to. We will be asking for Bryony when we sell our next house and you should too’. *RMA Verified (Rate My Agent Verifie d Vendor Review)

The smar ter real esate agency has aBryony r rivTesar ed021in GorOLD819 124 bryony@goldenbayproperty.com EN BAY Sharon McConnon Sales Manager 0275 258 255


Paul McConnon Salesperson 0275 042 872

Annie Telford Salesperson 0272 491 408


Stage 2 now available. A magical location elevated above Pōhara Beach. Enjoy the best of both worlds – far enough away from the all the activity below, yet close enough to wander down & be part of it all if you wish. Great hospitality options in Pōhara, & the boat ramp or Golf Course just minutes away. Memories in the making right here! Call James for further information on the Pōhara Heights Subdivision. Ref: GB3810

James Mackay 027 359 0892 or james@goldenbayproperty.com Sarah-Jane Brown Salesperson 0274 222 577

James Mackay Principal/AREINZ B.Com 027 359 0892

Belinda J Barnes Agent/AREINZ 021 236 2840

Bryony Tesar Salesperson / B.Com 021 819 124


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The GB Weekly - 1 April 2021  

The GB Weekly - 1 April 2021