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Friday 30 April 2021

Golden Bay remembers

Women from NZRAF Wooodbourne lead local firefighters, police and public from Collingwood Cenotaph to the Memorial Hall. Photo: Jo Richards. ALISTAIR HUGHES AND JO RICHARDS

In contrast to last year’s very personal acts of remembrance, Sunday saw a welcome return to the traditional Anzac Day format. Golden Bay’s commemorations began with dawn gatherings in Takaka and Collingwood and were followed by morning services. The 9am Takaka service was blessed with an abundance of both sunshine and attendees. The high numbers meant that the crowd spilled out of the seated area and onto the closed-off Commercial Street, a sharp contrast to the isolation of last year’s lockdown. The parade began at 8.50am, with the Takaka Citizens’ Band, under the direction of parade marshall Karl Adams, leading everyone through the town to Memorial Park. There, Golden Bay RSA president Noel Baigent began proceedings, and pastor Rodney Watson led the opening prayer and hymn. The wreath-laying ceremony took place, and then Ben Bickley of the Takaka Citizens’ Band performed The Last Post and Reveille. Ode to the Fallen was read in Te Reo by past GBRSA president Teri Goodall, and then in English by Noel before the guest speakers,

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Golden Bay High School head student Emma Harwood and Flight Lieutenant “Jess” Jessop, addressed the audience. The Anzac spirit was affirmed with the singing of the New Zealand and Australian National anthems before Pastor Williams led the benediction which concluded the service. The sun-bathed memorial crosses were a moving sight for attendees as they filed quietly out of the park, and the parade reformed to march to the fire station for refreshments. “Good crowds attended both locations and your presence confirms that those who paid the ultimate sacrifice are never forgotten,” said Noel afterwards. An hour later, in a spectacular act of remembrance, a RNZAF Hercules aircraft, which had been heading north from the bottom of the South Island since early morning, performed a flyover in a perfect blue sky. Later in the morning, inside Collingwood Memorial Hall, president of the Collingwood branch of the RSA Paddy Gillooly opened the township’s 106th Service of Remembrance with military precision at 11.30am sharp. Joining Paddy on the top table was the

military’s top, top brass – Rear Admiral, and commander joint forces New Zealand – Jim Gilmour, senior Government minister Damien O’Connor, plus church representative Rowan Miller, and Golden Bay Community Board member Averill Grant. Following a rendition of God Save the Queen, Paddy reminded those gathered about the significance of the venue. “The hall is a memorial hall, one of many such buildings around the country.” He introduced the traditional minute’s silence as a time for reflection. “Think of those who made the ultimate sacrifice, those who stayed behind and those who returned forever changed.” At the end of the silence, Rowan from Kahurangi Christian Fellowship took to the lectern but eschewed the traditional scripture reading, regaling instead an anecdote from the trenches of the First World War, which he said highlighted the universal need for faith. “There are no atheists in foxholes.” After the congregation had recited The Lord’s Prayer, guest speaker Damien O’Connor acknowledged those who had served during global conflicts to preserve the Kiwi way of... Continued on page 2

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TDC Environment Plan JO RICHARDS

The process to formulate Tasman District Council’s new Tasman Environment Plan is long and complex but it is now well underway. The new document will replace existing resource management plans, the Tasman Regional Policy Statement and the Tasman Resource Management Plan. A key part of the work, according to TDC, is “identifying the District’s special places and giving them extra protections to help preserve the uniqueness of the environment, the area’s history, or provide people with access to the outdoors”. Some property owners whose land is designated for additional protection are concerned about the possible implementation of additional restrictions on activities. Council, however, stresses that the project is not about stopping existing, legally established activities, but designed to safeguard valued landscapes and coast from specific future activities that could degrade “special” places. Driven by national legislation, local authorities are required to create maps identifying their outstanding natural l a n d s c a p e s, fe a t u re s a n d c o a s t a l environment. TDC has now released its draft maps, which are currently accessible via the council’s website. Now under The Landscapes and Coastal Environment Projects, the mapping process has drawn on the “Small Working Group” report from an earlier Golden Bay pilot project. The latest document lists seven outstanding natural landscapes, five of which are in Golden Bay: The Northwest coast; Parapara-Kahurangi Ranges, Golden Bay Coastal Marine; Abel Tasman, and Wainui Bay. In addition, 33 outstanding natural features have been identified, around half of which are Golden Bay, and include Farewell Spit, Te Waikoropupu Springs and The Grove. TDC is seeking input from affected landowners and has planned a series of online and in-person engagement events to check that boundaries are in the right place and that the protective controls on activity are sensitive to future aspirations. Feedback will be gathered until the end of July, but The Landscapes and Coastal Environment Projects are not expected to be completed for a few years yet. The interactive maps and full report are available at: https://environmentplan. tasman.govt.nz/landscapes-and-coastalenvironment-projects


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Golden Bay remembers at local Anzac services Continued from page 1 ...life. “It is a wonderful place because of the sacrifices made by others.” Drawing parallels with the current coronavirus crisis, he pointed out that servicemen returning from the Great War faced another deadly enemy at home. “Those who came back from World War One, came back to a pandemic.” Having commemorated past sacrifices, Damien said that, thanks to recent selflessness, New Zealanders could celebrate the freedom to gather together on home soil while World War C – the global fight against Covid-19 – continued to ravage other countries. “Our team of five million showed the discipline to take on a common enemy, and once again our service men and women are at the front line.” The Rear Admiral concurred and began his address by acknowledging the presence of members of the NZ Defence Force, plus local firefighters and police officers. He talked about the long and continuing legacy of cooperation with Australia in managing conflicts across the world, and underlined the relevance of New Zealand’s modern forces. “At any one time there are around 1200 military personnel playing a part in dealing with the Covid pandemic.” Following an interlude, during which the Takaka Citizens’ Band played a medley of nostalgic tunes, the music continued in the Anzac spirit, as the congregation sang the national anthems of Australia and New Zealand. After the closing prayer all present reassembled outside, forming a procession which, led by the band, and a trio of flagcarrying women officers from NZRAF Woodbourne, marched to the cenotaph where wreaths were laid, before flags were lowered to the sound of the bugler’s The Last Post and Reveille. Speaking immediately after the ceremony, president of Golden Bay RSA Noel Baigent was delighted with the turnout at the day’s four events, especially by representatives of the armed forces and a new generation of Kiwis who he hoped would continue the tradition. “The important thing is to have people in uniform and young people.”

Representatives from the Golden Bay St John Ambulance service lay a wreath at the Takaka ceremony. Photo: Alistair Hughes.

Rowan Miller, right, leads a prayer at the Collingwood Cenotaph with the RSA’s Paddy Gillooly. Photo: Jo Richards.

Flag Marshalls take their positions for the Service of Remembrance in Takaka. Photo: Alistair Hughes.

Glennis Robertson lays a wreath at Collingwood on behalf of the local branch of Rural Women New Zealand. Photo: Jo Richards. 2


Farmers address industry challenges JOYCE WYLLIE

This year’s Golden Bay Federated Farmers AGM was a time to both appreciate work achieved supporting farmers and to discuss issues affecting the industry. Members gathered at Old School Cafe for an evening not just focused on finances, official business and speakers. Also, and importantly, there was mingling over a meal, and a quiet moment remembering long-time member Ivan Riley, who died last year. Topics covered in the industry reports ranged from highlighting the efforts of all farmers who managed so well through Covid lockdown; c hal l en g es s t il l g et t ing product away as agriculture Federated farmers: From left, meat & wool chair Pax Leetch, dairy chair Cherrie Chubb, provincial c o n t i n u e d t o o p e r a t e , president and national dairy chair Wayne Langford, sharemilker chair Clay Paton. Photo: Joyce Wyllie. contributing to NZ recovery; and the frustrations of dealing members of the small working group which, of negotiation and advocacy. Peter covered the varied, vast and vital topic with the one-size-fits-all of after meeting and negotiating for four years, presented a map to TDC in 2016. He expressed of water and the range of new and changing recently introduced Essential Freshwater Regulations with his serious concerns that after all that work, policies and expectations farmers are facing. added costs to councils and this community-led agreement has now been He advises the continuation of relationshipreplaced by new lines on the current maps. building, sound science and constructive farmers. The first guest speakers were local young wording as the way forward. He hopes in Local topics addressed included ongoing research farmers who have achieved success in this the future that Federated Farmers will be into giant buttercup control, year’s Dairy Industry Awards. Stephanie consulted while policies are being developed the Waikoropupu Water Gray and Clay Paton talked about how much rather than putting so much effort in later to Conservation Order (WCO), they had gained from the preparation for refine unworkable ones. Farmers recognise contribution to the TDC and presentations at the competition, the that water is important, and Peter commended Long Term Plan, and the enjoyment they feel working in such a positive Golden Bay farmers for the excellent water long-standing discussions industry, and looking forward to future jobs quality standards here. The election of officers saw the sitting chairs on Outstanding Natural and careers. Both thanked their employers, the Landscapes and Features Sowman family and Brent Riley respectively, reinstated, with Wayne Langford remaining (ONF/L) and the uncertainties for the support, encouragement and skills and as Golden Bay president as well as holding position of national dairy chair; Cherrie Chubb of what that means for knowledge they have gained. Final speaker was Peter Wilson, who is based as GB dairy chair; Pax Leetch as meat and managing businesses on in Wellington as Federated Farmers provincial wool chair; and Clay Paton to new position of private property. When updating on the policy advisor on water. He has only been sharemilker chair. Wayne thanked members for their WCO proceedings, dairy chair in this role a short time, having made the change from his previous job with Fish and attendance and for “the way farming has Cherrie Chubb commented that a real positive from Game. When introducing Peter, local president remained strong for Golden Bay through the this journey is a stronger Wayne Langford thanked him for his efforts on Covid pandemic”. Cherrie’s report finished: “2021 sees us relationship between mana members’ behalf, and said how much he “loved whenua and farmers. Nigel policy people” because they are the ones who continuing to build on the relationships Harwood spoke about the understand the complexities – not just of the fostered to date to enhance the understanding ONL/Fs. He was one of the issues and the science – but also the processes and value of farming in our community.”

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Sustainable GB Hui SOL MORGAN

Relevant and interesting topics are scheduled for the sixth annual Sustainable GB Hui this weekend, 1 and 2 May, at the Sustainable Living Centre (aka Cultivating resilient communities Community Gardens). Saturday 1 May schedule Locals can learn more about and contribute to natural beekeeping, time banking, non-toxic building, diverse riparian planting, Motupipi Stream restoration, the importance of play, and energy options for the Bay. Four panel discussions are being held during both days Sunday 2 May schedule on big topics pertinent to us at this time: local food, housing in Golden Bay, mental and emotional wellbeing and gender revolution. For example, in gender revolution, Nina Sobhani (who leads this panel) writes: “We live in times of radical change. What seemed impossible yesterday is common Golden Bay Sustainable Living Centre practice today. How do we navigate this shift in values? What are the terms of a new language we’re inventing? In this panel conversation, using the highly debated notion of gender, we will explore different pathways into a future that will allow us to sustain ourselves as a society in communion with plants, animals and machines.” The Sustainable Living Centre has been going through a number of changes at its Trust organisational level by adopting the sociocracy model, along with developing plans for the future. Hear more about this at 10am on Sunday. The Mohua 2042 Sustainability Strategy team will share what has been done over the past two years and glean more input from you on “Where to from here?”This is our opening session on Saturday at 10am, so be sure to check out this exciting project for our team. It aims to support Golden Bay’s evolution in a positive way into the future. See advertisement on page 7 for the full schedule.

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I would like to extend my huge gratitude to the Houston family for supplying yummy, fresh, raw milk to residents and holiday-makers of Golden Bay for nearly 10 years. It was a joy to drink milk that I knew came from happy, welltreated cows and I’m sure going to miss it. On the upside, I’ll be saving petrol now that I won’t be making the big detour for that precious white liquid. Are there any dairy farmers out there who could buy the milk dispenser and follow in the Houston’s footsteps? (Just asking....) Thank you, Mark and Philippa – enjoy your grandchildren and house building. Philly Hall

Anzac’s respectful youth

A big “thumbs up” to the young people of Collingwood who attended the dawn service and also the civic service later on in the morning. It was heartwarming to see the behaviour, especially from the very young, who stood quietly and respectfully at both ceremonies. A real credit to you and your parents. Also, a huge thank you to the Takaka Citizens’ Band members who, as someone said, Anzac Day would not be the same without you. Such a shame one of the local businessowners showed none of this respect, choosing to open from early in the day. Jill Pomeroy

Anzac: thank you for remembering

Thank you to all those who donated to the recent Annual Poppy Appeal and thank you also to those who honoured our fallen by attending the Anzac dawn and civic services in Takaka and Collingwood. Good crowds attended both locations and your presence confirms that those who paid the ultimate sacrifice are never forgotten. Special thanks to the Takaka Citizens’ Band, the volunteer fire brigades, NZ Police, NZ Defence Force, pastors, guests speakers, flag bearers, caterers and all those who marched and laid wreaths. Noel Baigent, President GBRSA

A council that reflects the community?

Chris Hill, your comments in “Council Matters” (GBW 23/4) appear insincere. Your profile prior to election states, “I want a council that that looks and sounds likes its community, one that really listens, and is answerable to its people“. Unfortunately your actions are, and have been, I believe, totally contradictory to that declaration, especially when you had the opportunity to support Cr Greening in putting a holding review on the increasing Waimea Dam costs last year, by not supporting Cr Butler who did. It is interesting that a recent press release states that our government is recommending a review of the LGNZ, with the view of “ those councilors who make the decisions ,look more like the community “ I hope you will now make a special effort to comply. Reg Turner

Walking down memory lane

We enjoyed Rosa’s recent article on Bob Kennedy and the Wednesday Walkers (GBW 23/4) and being reminded of the early “Derry” days. I believe he advertised walks in the local paper (wasn’t the paper more of a broadsheet in those days?). My family enjoyed his Kaituna crossover day-walks in the1990s and my son still remembers being nibbled by an eel at the Forks. Derry would run this superb walk as an annual January event, later I believe under the auspices of the GB Alpine Tramping Club. We are grateful to Derry for the many opportunities he’s offered over the years to the Golden Bay community. I’m also remembering some of the early leaders of our Wednesday Walks – Marion Corby, Dixie Fersterer, Minty Henderson, the late Mary Lees, Kathy Randall, Marion Watts and the late Toni Watts. With lower petrol costs those days, the group took turns in transporting walkers and donations were reasonable. I remember the Kennedys’ arrival in the Bay as a breath of fresh air and we welcomed their company and interesting conversation. Likewise, Jane Baird and the late Dick Wenzel gave much pleasure on walks. It was always a treat to ride in Dick’s classy Jaguar, and Jane’s informative historical talks were another fascinating aspect of Wednesday walks. More recently, Covid and health issues have curtailed the walking activities of some of us, but I’m very grateful that we

Councillor Hill implies she is on the side of Golden Bay ratepayers by advocating for Option C in the Long Term Plan (GBW 23/4). This option was discredited in 2017 because it unfairly penalises people in the zone of affiliation that do not and cannot afford to hold WIL shares. I doubt a majority of councillors would vote for this. Although she has advocated for option C, Cr Hill voted for Option A (in February) which proposes you pay for all irrigators share of cost increases for the latest cost blowout and all future ones. Councillors McNamara, Turley, Greening and Walker voted against this, and I expect them to vote for option D in the LTP. To ensure option D wins, both our councillors need to vote against option A and then for option D, otherwise, option A will eventually carry and you will pay for the irrigators share. Cr Hill will know this. Her option C is a red herring. The stated rate increases in Cr Hill’s article excludes repayment of debt of the latest $22m blowout, funding the further construction cost blowouts, and the likely increase in interest rates over the LTP term. The financial impact of option A will hit ratepayers who are already struggling financially, whilst the irrigators, who take 80 per cent of the water and will benefit financially from the dam, will pay at most 33 per cent of capital cost. How could anyone with any sense of right and wrong vote for that? Cost savings could be made within TDC, especially staffing which by the end of the LTP will have increased by 64 per cent from 2018/19 levels (289 FTEs to 473 FTEs). Louise Coleman

Listening rather than shouting

I can understand why Larry Petterson believes the workshops about colonisation and the Treaty of Waitangi may have anti-Pakeha bias. Readers may remember how I was accused of actual racism on this page (GBW 7/8/20) in response to my criticism of the anti-democratic methods of “woke warriors” and other elements of the “progressive” left. I was also instructed to read “educational” texts about white privilege, fragility and supremacy, as if these concepts are unquestionably valid, making me worry that schoolchildren are being indoctrinated with such ideas. Whilst I regret using insensitive language, I used controversial phrases to make a point of standing up for freedom of speech. We must never allow professional offence-takers to censor what we say, distort our language or silence debate by making us fearful of upsetting anyone. Social exclusion (“cancel culture”), “no-platforming” and vicious personal attacks are the cruel weapons of choice of those with totalitarian tendencies, by which they discredit their causes and threaten democracy itself. Democracy is ultimately about listening to, rather than shouting at, each other. Although criticism is healthy, I’m learning that attacking and insensitivity doesn’t get results and so in the spirit of peace and reconciliation I’m applying to attend this workshop (assuming I’ll be welcome). I couldn’t say whether Larry’s mind is too set to open and close easily these days, but I’d certainly like to chew over what they have to say, even if I might not end up swallowing it whole. Steve Penny

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SOL’S MAY JOBS Vegetable care Harvest last kumara and potatoes. Select damaged tubers to eat first. Cure kumara in a warm, humid place. Store both in cool darkness. Complete pumpkin harvest, store in a cool, dry, rodentproof place. Finish processing seed to save. Bag and freeze a week, then store. Cloche to protect frost-sensitive crops like lettuce. Prepare and sow peas and broad beans into beds with a handful of lime and some compost. Prep and plant early garlic and onions with compost/rotted manure, rock phosphate, lime and wood ash. Mulch well. Liquid feed growing crops weekly. Prepare asparagus beds with lime and lots of compost. Cut ferns back and mulch with straw, etc. Check for slugs and snails and deter with neem granules or coffee grounds. Hothouse Propagate brassicas, etc. Plant salads, or sow green crops, or sheet mulch. Spray diluted milk solution on late cucumbers vs powdery mildew. Clean for better light. For transplanting: All seeds 17 and 24 May. Leafy greens (spinach, spinach beet, lettuce, endive, cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli) (also 18 and 27 May). Flowers, eg sweet pea. Sow direct: All seeds 17 and 24 May. Mesclun salad and spring onions (also 18 and 27 May). Peas and broad beans (1, 19-20 and 28-29 May). Radish (also 22-23 May). Flowers, eg cornflower. Plant: 2-15 and 30-31 May. Salad greens, silverbeet, spinach, cabbages, broccoli and cauliflower. Flowers, eg divide and transplant perennial flowers. Herb care Transplant rooted cuttings. Take more from semi-hard and hardwood plants like lilac and lavender. Plant herbs, eg parsley, or transplant self-seeded perennials like oregano. Harvest herbs for drying or seed for saving. Fruit care Plan orchard/food forest. Prepare and plant fruits when available. Harvest late apples and pears, chestnuts, feijoas, tamarillos, persimmons, pepinos and kiwifruit. Store in a cool place. Net persimmons and support heavy branches. Finish sowing and planting orchard understorey plants, such as spring bulbs. Feed fruits with minerals, manure, woody compost and shreddings. Feed strawberry beds and replace old plants with runners. Prune berryfruit and fruit trees on fine days. Spray all fruits with diluted seaweed. Spray copper on diseaseprone trees. Spray citrus with neem/oil vs insect pests. Feed codlin moth-affected fruit to chooks or pigs. General garden care Make leaf mould compost. Carry out soil test. Lime lawns. De-head herbaceous perennials. Spray roses with copper vs black spot. Mulch ornamentals. Repot house plants.

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DOWN TO EARTH: Revegetation with natives SOL MORGAN

The end of autumn going into winter is a great time to plant more natives. There are many reasons to get more natives into the ground, but predominantly we’re helping to restore the natural landscape that prevailed before humans arrived. Th e b e s t t a c t i c i s to check out what endemic natives grew where you live. Simply Google “native plant restoration lists + Tasman District Council” and scroll down to the Golden Bay Restoration Planting Lists. Here you will see the map of Golden Bay with the “Indigenous Ecosystems” for the different areas and associated planting lists. I n choosing endemic native species you will discover that these are the easiest to establish as they’re best suited to your site. If sourcing native seedlings, talk first to local TLC nurseries in Puramahoi or the native nurseries over the Hill, like Titoki and Dean’s. Other benefits include attracting native birds and other creatures, which in turn help bring more native plants to your property. Doing this work is highly satisfying, k nowing you’re helping revegetate the land with natives for future generations to enjoy. In addition, planting trees helps sequester more carbon, contributing to New

Native revegetation on a hill in Clifton using swales and compost to aid establishment. Photo: Sol Morgan.

Zealand’s climate change goal of one billion trees by 2030. It also helps to increase biodiversity conservation and soil erosion control. If your land has several different ecosystems like wetlands, river terraces and rocky outcrops, then creating a revegetation map is wise. Using an aerial photograph of your land from Top of the South Maps, simply divide your land into various zones according to topography, aspect, soils and wetness. From there you can select suitable natives to plant, and create a planting plan taking note of spacing and availability. First choose species that are the early succession pioneer plants before planting the later-stage trees that need shelter to grow well. Adding tagasaste (tree lucerne) into plantings (avoiding wet spots) will aid the establishment of natives due to the fast growth and shelter they provide. Prepare for planting by staking individual

plant positions. Dig a 500cm circle, flipping grass or weeds to the edge. Dig a decent hole to fit the plant roots, loosening them first if rootbound. Place the plant in the hole at the same level as in their pot/bag, and firm in well. Water well. Placing a tree guard on them with a stake will not only protect them from hares and pukeko but also aid their establishment by reducing water loss and improving microclimate. EmGuard (https://www.futurecology.co.nz) tree guards, developed in Nelson by Emma Flyer, are a biodegradable cardboard option rather than plastic. Ideally, mulch your plantings with cardboard and woody mulch, like bark, shreddings or Flourish compost, to reduce weed competition and aid growth. For more information check out the Go Wild Native Restoration Manual, written by Martin Conway of Titoki Nursery.

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Sunday 2 May schedule

Sustainable Living Centre now and the future Motupipi Stream Restoration - Workshop - Importance of Play Lunch Break Introduction the work that reconnects Energy options for the Bay

1.30 – 2.30 2.30 – 3.20



Robina McCurdy & Sol Morgan CJ Webster (TDC Environmental Officer) Nikki Harvey

Makers Space Earth Building Makers Space

Inna Alex Erhard Wingles

Earth Building Makers Space


12 – 1.30 MENTAL & EMOTIONAL WELLBEING: Led by Ana Norambuena (Possibility Management NZ); Inna Alex (Work That Reconnects), Sunshine Appleby (Mental Health Nurse)


Led by Nina Sobhani; Ren Shulamith, Shaki Cain and Engla Hoelstad, with special help from Meander Fields.

Golden Bay Sustainable Living Centre 24 Waitapu Rd, Takaka



Knowledge, skills and ideas shared at Living Wood Fair ANITA PETERS

Organisers of the Living Wood Fair are thrilled with the outcome of their third event since 2018, The glorious autumn weather brought revellers out in droves to learn, share and relax. Apart from a glitch with the eftpos service there were very few problems over the two days. All workshops were fully booked, despite a greater variety plus twice the number of places as last time – 251 in total. They taught endless uses of plants and wood, from spoon carving to medicines and musical instruments. A host of demonstrations offered various other skill-based techniques, and educational talks covered extensive topics including forestry, farming and building. For younger fair-goers the busy Kids Zone offered lessons in tree climbing, fire lighting, bush skills and woodworking, plus quiet circles for storytelling. But it was not all about learning. The marketplace offered shopping and food and the chance just to relax and listen to live music, or watch other displays and performances onstage or in the main arena. Te Uru Rakau (Forestry NZ), which sponsors the Korero Zone, was thrilled with the attendance at their talks and the number of people who came to talk to them on their stall: they were packed out from the beginning of Saturday. Their guest speaker, Steven Cox from the Ministry of Primary Industries, spoke about the Emissions Trading Scheme, but was equally excited and inspired by the information and ideas he could take away. “It wasn’t just a one-way street,” explained fair co-founder Liv Scott. “There was information going both ways. People were just thirsty for it. “People have come from everywhere, and the feedback we’ve had has been amazing. Everybody is excited and inspired.” Plans are already afoot for the next Living Wood Fair in 2023. Feedback from this year is currently being collated, but they won’t be changing too much. “It’s a beautiful and compact site; it won’t get bigger, just more fine-tuned,” says Liv. “We’ve got all the systems in place now, we’re clearer on how many people we need to keep it manageable for everyone.” Liv said it was very special to have had the collaboration of painter Robin Slow, carver of taonga puoro (Maori musical instruments) Brian Flintoff, and musicians Bob Bickerton, Ariana Tikao, Holly Tikao-Weir and Solomon Rahui. They explained their craft in workshops, demonstrations and performances and recited the myths and stories behind the taonga puoro, as well as exhibiting at Fairholme Gallery within the group exhibition “Forest Treasures”. “We’re not doing this to get rich,” laughs Liv. “The wood fair is all about the bringing together of different worlds so that there’s better cross-pollination, there’s better communication and ideas sharing, weaving together all these different aspects to create a better future for our children and the seven generations to come. You know there’s something really important about it: the inspiration; encouraging people to stand more fully in their inspired selves. With the team being so well supported it helped to really create an event this time which has just sparkled. It’s palpable.” She added that they are overwhelmed by the enormous input from so many. “The community has come out in force to help us set up and pack down. We had busy working bees, and people just showing up over the last few weeks to help out; we are deeply grateful.”

Demonstrations of timber milling were held in the main arena of the Living Wood Fair at Totara Whenua. Photo: Anita Peters.

Bob Bickerton’s Sound of Creation storytelling. Photo: Paige Lynette Photography.

Basket weaving workshop. Photo: Paige Lynette Photography.

A performing arts group added to the atmosphere and lent a crazy energy to the fair. Photo: Anita Peters.

Dale Westerink, left, owner of Totara Whenua at the Living Wood Fair site, plants a tree to commemorate this year’s fair. Photo: Anita Peters.

The chainsaw carving was a highlight for the crowd at this year’s fair. Photo: Anita Peters. 8

Spoon carving workshops were very popular. Photo: Anita Peters. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 30 APRIL 2021


As part of a project to safeguard our special places for future generations, Tasman District Council has released draft maps identifying Tasman’s outstanding natural landscapes, features, and coastal environment.

The Landscapes and Coastal Environment Projects respond to community feedback about how valued landscapes in the Tasman District are, and the draft maps released are required by national legislation. The mapping process drew on the valuable input of the collaborative GB ‘Small Working Group’ report in identifying Outstanding Natural Landscapes and Features across Golden Bay and the Northwest Coast. In a few years, once these projects are completed, the areas identified will have extra protections to help preserve their unique features, histories, and access to the outdoors.

This work is not about stopping existing, legally established activities – it’s about safeguarding our valued landscapes and coast from specific future activities that would impact what makes them so special. Council has sent letters to owners of property in the draft areas and will host events in May/June to work with landowners and stakeholders. Working together will make sure boundaries are in the right place and that protective controls on activity (like rules in the plan) are sensitive to future aspirations.

GET INVOLVED Explore the draft maps, full studies, event details, and give us your feedback online. Web: www.environmentplan.tasman.govt.nz Phone: 03 543 7655 Email: environmentplan@tasman.govt.nz

To find out more about this project, please visit the Tasman Environment Plan website. www.environmentplan.tasman.govt.nz



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Review: The Father


The Father, adapted from an acclaimed stage play, is a film for the Covid age. The small cast, which includes recent Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins (now 83), is absolutely quality over quantity, and although they share scenes, they can be scarcely said to interact. The title character Anthony, played by Hopkins, is cared for by his daughter, Anne (Olivia Coleman) but their dysfunctional relationship allows her no physical contact with him, nor does she appear to share any with her husband Paul, (Rufus Sewell), who barely tolerates the presence of his increasingly infirm father-in-law. An exception to this lack of contact is an extremely uncomfortable scene where Anthony is introduced to his new carer, played by the very beautiful Imogen Poots. The besotted old man holds her hand after their introductory handshake for an excruciatingly long time as he flirts with the bemused young woman, while his daughter can only look on, mortified. In itself, a story of dementia’s creeping onset and its effect on a family is nothing revolutionary, but The Father doesn’t stop there. Rather than our point-of-view characters being those around Anthony as he recedes from reality, we experience the film through his eyes and experience his increasing confusion. We share Anthony’s alarm at the presence of a complete stranger in his flat, and his embarrassing realisation that “the intruder” is Paul, and that we are now in fact in Paul and Anne’s house. This is a last resort, as Anne’s final attempt to organise home care for her increasingly difficult father has failed. Paul is now being played by Mark Gatiss, a fact that the audience is left to come to terms with themselves – the inability of the deteriorating Anthony to recognise a man he now lives with is devastatingly conveyed. Inevitably, this worsens as sometimes Anne is married, to either Sewell or Gatiss, and other times she is single, about to leave London for Paris with a man she has just met. In one utterly disorientating scene she is even played by a different actor. A subplot involving the undefined fate of an absent younger daughter, Lucy (with whom Anne is constantly compared unfavourably), is also threaded throughout the story. In a typically repressed British way this is never discussed openly, despite Anthony repeatedly raising the topic, leaving us to wonder if she ever actually existed. Olivia Coleman has gained glowing praise for her performance as put-upon Anne, her eyes conveying building despair even as her fixed smile and forced breeziness desperately try to tell a different story. Meanwhile Rufus Sewell as Paul makes glass after glass of red wine disappear at the dinner table, his understandable concern for his wife gradually transforming into something more ugly. But the film belongs to Hopkins. We first meet his character relaxed and confident in his own flat, the actor’s bright blue eyes twinkling as the gradual deterioration he portrays seems only harmless eccentricity with an echo of youthful mischief. This contrasts bleakly with Anthony’s final scenes where all sparkle has dulled with incomprehension, and his mind’s return to much younger days seems much more permanent. Following a late career break in the early 1900s, Hopkins energetically made up for “lost time” but perhaps didn’t always use his unexpected stardom wisely. However, no-one could deny that he since settled into consistently dependable gravitas and nuance. His Oscar-winning performance here is absolutely spellbinding, and ultimately heartbreaking – a career high without the sensationalist trappings of his more famous roles. The Father is a quietly devastating film, deeply affecting but exquisitely performed by its tiny cast. It may be a subject literally too close to home for many of us, but as a cinematic experience that will stay with you for a long time, it practically demands to be seen. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 30 APRIL 2021

Screening Schedule - May Fri 30 1.30 Raya and the Last Dragon (PG) (Final) 4.30 Art on Screen: Pompeii - Sin City 7.30 The Courier (M) Sat 1 4.30 The Courier (M) 7.30 Godzilla vs. Kong (M) Sun 2 1.30 Tom & Jerry (G) (Final) 4.30 The Father (M) 7.30 Mick Fleetwood & Friends (M) (Final) Wed 5 4.30 The Father (M) 7.30 Art on Screen: Pompeii - Sin City Thu 6 1.00 Matinee: The Father (M) 7.30 The Courier (M) Fri 7 4.30 Godzilla vs. Kong (M) (Final) 7.30 The Father (M) Sat 8 4.30 Art on Screen: Pompeii - Sin City (Final) 7.30 The Courier (M) Sun 9 4.30 Girls can’t Surf (M) 7.30 ***Cousins*** (PG) Encore (Final) Wed 12 4.30 The Courier (M) 7.30 Girls can’t Surf (M) Thu 13 1.00 Matinee: The Courier (M) (Final) 7.30 Six Minutes to Midnight (M)

Fri 14 4.30 Finding You (PG) 7.30 Mortal Kombat (R16) Sat 15 4.30 The Father (M) 7.30 Finding You (PG) Sun 16 4.30 Six Minutes to Midnight (M) 7.30 The Father (M) Wed 19 4.30 The Father (M) 7.30 Mortal Kombat (R16) Thu 20 1.00 Matinee: Six Minutes to Midnight (M) 7.30 Land (M) Fri 21 4.30 Girls can’t Surf (M) 7.30 **Live Debate** Fabulous Entertainment! Movie prices. Collingwood Area School vs GB High School followed by prominent Golden Bay Identities Sat 22 Sun 23

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Finding You (PG) Mortal Kombat (R16) Land (M) Six Minutes to Midnight (M)

Ticket Prices: Adults (16 and over) Seniors (65+), Students, Members Concession - Members Children (4-15)

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Movie Descriptions ART ON SCREEN: POMPEII – SIN CITY Italy 1h30 Art Documentary E x p l o r i n g Po m p e i i , t h at Art Documentary ancient city cloaked in mystery. Presented through images and words by the artists and writers who experienced it: from Pliny the Younger to Picasso, Emily Dickinson to Jean Cocteau.

FINDING YOU (PG) USA 1h55 Drama, Romance In a small coastal village in Ireland, an uptight but talented violinist and a famous young movie star start a romance. As their feelings grow stronger, the pressures of stardom threaten to deconstruct everything.

GIRLS CAN’T SURF (M) Australia 1h48 Documentary, Sport Documentary on the women who made waves on and off the ocean by standing against the blatant sexism in the professional surfing world.

GODZILLA vs KONG (M) USA 1h53 Action, Science Fiction As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good & bad, Documentary from the face of the earth.

MICK FLEETWOOD & FRIENDS (M) UK 2h25 Music Mick Fleetwood and a who’swho of rock legends come together at The London Palladium to celebrate the music of founding Fleetwood Mac member, Peter Green.

MORTAL KOMBAT (R16) Australia, USA 1h50 Action, Fantasy MMA fighter Cole Young seeks out Earth’s greatest champions in order to stand against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe.

SIX MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT (M) UK 1h39 Drama, True Story, War A horrific discovery at a school for the daughters of the Nazi elite leads to a series of deadly events in this true story war drama starring Eddie Izzard and Judi Dench.

THE COURIER (M) UK 1h52 Thriller, Biography & True Story Benedict Cumberbatch leads this Cold War thriller as a spy trying to put an end to the Cuban Missle Crisis with the help of a Russian source. Costars Golden Globe and Emmywinner Rachel Brosnahan.

THE FATHER (M) UK, France 1h37 Drama Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman star in this Academy Award-nominated fatherdaughter drama centred on an elderly man who refuses assistance - a decision that has him questioning his own mind. Recorded Live Performance

LAND (M) USA 1h29 Drama Golden Globe-winner Robin Wright makes her directorial debut, starring as a woman with a lost sense of identity looking to regain a sense of self in the isolated wilds of the Rocky Mountains.

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Black & Gold prevail in Bay’s State of Origin clash Takaka 18 27 Collingwood

Collingwood’s sharp shooter Lizzy Rillstone. Photo: Jo Richards.

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Tyler Palmer makes a spectacular run through Collingwood’s defence on his way to scoring a try. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS


The first contest in last weekend’s State of Origin clash between Takaka and Collingwood took place on the Rec Centre’s indoor netball court. While technical “a friendly” the two teams played the match as if it were a cup final – starting at a high tempo and continuing to battle through to the final whistle. A quick-fire first quarter saw Collingwood establish a fivepoint lead, but the home side plugged away and almost closed the gap by the end of the second quarter, moving the score to 10-13. Despite their players smaller stature, Takaka stood tall and continued to pressure the visitors, reducing the deficit to a mere two points during the third period which ended 15-17. That was the closest the home side got to Collingwood. Some sharp shooting from Collingwood’s Lizzy Rillstone was the deciding factor in the final quarter with the visitors pulling away to win 18-27.

Takaka’s Goal Attack prepares to shoot. Photo: Jo Richards.

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The senior derby between the Bay’s rugby clubs kicked off on Saturday in front of hundreds of spectators gathered on the touchlines of the Rec Park. The much anticipated State of Origin clash came early in Tasman Rugby’s Senior B season, with both teams only having one competitive game under their belts. The last time these two sides met – in May 2019 – Collingwood came out on top, but a revitalised Takaka team, full of youthful creativity, posed a different sort of threat. But there was plenty of steel to complement the silky skills, and it was clear from the start that this would be a no holds barred contest. The first of three casualties left the field with a dislocated shoulder only minutes into the game; a ruptured Achilles and a fractured wrist followed later in the afternoon. PhysEx physios Aaron and Michelle Steyn seemed to spend more time on the pitch than some of the players. An hour before kick-off the Collingwood team had been on the sidelines of the netball court cheering on the women in black and gold. Perhaps talking inspiration from the netballers, Collingwood’s men drew first blood on the paddock and opened the scoring after around 20 minutes – with a try by Tyler Jones. But they had to be satisfied with five points after the conversion was missed by the normally reliable Ryan McKay who didn’t get his kicking boots on until later in the match. While the visitors dominated the scrum, Takaka showed some slick ball handling and were rewarded with a penalty following an infringement by Collingwood. Looking to steady the ship, the home side opted to kick, and Brad Goulsbro chalked up his side’s first three points. The next few minutes saw the game see-saw with both sides adding to their tallies; first Collingwood’s Cam McLellan and then Takaka’s Karl Huisman – who streaked through the visitors’ defence on his way to the try line. With the referee about to blow his whistle for half-time, it looked like teams would head to the sheds all square at 10 points apiece, but in added on time Collingwood were awarded a penalty. This time, McKay made no mistake and moved the score on to 10-13. Shortly after resuming, the game exploded into life when one of Takaka’s youthful backs Tyler Palmer bamboozled Collingwood’s defence with a spectacular scoring run. Goulsbro’s successful conversion saw Takaka ease ahead 17-13 and a sense of optimism rippled through the home supporters. But the sentiment evaporated somewhat when Collingwood snatched the lead back minutes later with a try from Daniel Dixon following

some neat interplay. With the score finely balanced at 17-18, it was still anyone’s game, but Collingwood were now making fewer errors, executing their game plan, and enjoying plenty of the ball. Despite piling on the pressure the visitors didn’t add to their tally for over 20 minutes but, with the clock ticking down, they were awarded a penalty which McKay slotted neatly between the uprights. Takaka refused to give up the fight, but with less than five minutes to play, the Black and Gold swarmed forward taking Grevious Scott over the line, to nudge Collingwood’s total up to 26 points. Although McKay missed the conversion, his boot notched up a further three points, just seconds before the final whistle, when he kicked a penalty that effectively sealed the match for the visitors at 17-29. Speaking after the game, Collingwood coach Graeme Miller said he was “very pleased” with his players and highlighted their winning attributes. “Our fitness and sense of play wore them down. We were a bit wobbly at times but we managed to hold the ball for long phases and from there score some good tries. We kept the score ticking over.” His counterpart John Hills was also happy with his squad’s performance while acknowledging their opposition’s strengths. “I’m proud of our guys; the young guys didn’t give up. Collingwood stuck to their game plan and if they don’t make mistakes, you can’t do much about it.”

Head-to-head: teams get set for another scrum. Photo: Jo Richards.



Paines Ford to Tākaka speed review


PERMANENT SPEED LIMITS TASMAN A permanent speed limit has now been set for a stretch of State Highway 60 (SH60) from Paines Ford to Tākaka. From 5 May 2021, the permanent speed limit is:




From 100m southwest of Paines Ford Bridge to 270m south of Motupipi Street.



The setting of the permanent speed limits follows public consultation. We thank everyone who provided feedback. FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit www.nzta.govt.nz/painesford



New permanent speed limit






Live with kindness SUBMITTED

Everybody needs wisdom. Wisdom helps us in a skilful way, understanding all of our actions have a result. Wisdom alone is not enough. It also needs to be joined with compassion. It needs to come from nonviolence together with genuine concern for others. The great Tibetan Master Lama Tsongkhapa taught these three principles of the spiritual path – the wish for freedom, the altruistic intention and an understanding reality. Over a series of three talks in Golden Bay, Chandrakirti Meditation Centre’s resident teacher Geshe Tharchin will teach in a hands-on way how we can live our lives with a genuine love and kindness together with an understanding reality in these modern times. The next talk is this Saturday 1 May, 3–4.30pm at The Sandcastle, Pohara. By donation, all warmly welcome.

Miles Calder Autopilot Life Tour SUBMITTED

Wellington songwriter Miles Calder brings his folk-rock tunes to The Mussel Inn this Saturday, with a full band show to celebrate the release of his striking new album Autopilot Life. Audiences can expect a dynamic sound ranging from floating atmospheric ballads to chomping rock ‘n roll. Four years on since his folk/Americana releases with former backing band The Rumours, and time living overseas, Miles has emerged with a renewed sound, fresh songs, and new band. His new album takes influence from the late 60s and 70s psychedelic era, evoking early John Lennon and late-era Beatles as much as the alt-rock of contemporaries like Kevin Morby and Father John Misty. The collection of songs were brought to life with the help of Nick George (drums) and Steve Moodie (bass), along with Chris Armour(electric guitar) and Dayle Jellyman (synths, electric piano) who all form the new band. The Mussel Inn, Saturday 1 May, 8pm. Tickets $15 at Banishedmusic.com or on the door.


Kakianau, the black swan is New Zealand’s largest wetland bird. Considered a native bird, they are partially protected, but a legal gamebird in the hunting season. Introduced from Australia to New Zealand in the 1860s, within a few years black swan numbers were so abundant it is thought that natural colonisation may have occurred. However, their self-introduction has never been confirmed. By the 1960s there were well over 100,000 black swans in New Zealand with 70,000 on Lake Ellesmere alone. However, the 1968 Wahine storm destroyed most of the feeding habitat there and the population crashed to 10,000 birds. The national population is now estimated at around 60,000 birds. Black swans feed mainly on submerged vegetation. They do not compete with our waders and shorebirds for food. Sea grass meadows are their main food source in Golden Bay. Using their long necks to advantage they eat both the leaves and the rhizomes. They are frequently seen floating on the water. However, on a recent drive between Taupata and Pakawau, I noticed them grazing on pasture at high tide. This can make them unpopular with farmers due to the fouling of their land and has led to culls in other parts of New Zealand. The black swan is also common on the Waitapu estuary. In winter they gather in large numbers to moult at Farewell Spit during which time the birds are flightless. Extremely graceful when in flight, their white flight feathers are a stark contrast to their black plumage.

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Fairholme’s “Forest Treasures” ANITA PETERS

Fairholme Gallery is proud to have had the opportunity again to support and be included in the Living Wood Fair by holding its third wood-themed exhibition in conjunction with the main event. While this year’s fair has now packed down at the Totara Whenua site in East Takaka, the exhibition at Fairholme Gallery across the road will continue until 9 May. Fo r e s t Tr e a s u r e s i s a group show by 20 artists, many of whom are award winners of international acclaim. Amongst these is the collaborative work of the celebrated group consisting of artist Robin Slow, carver of Taonga Puoro (traditional musical instruments) Brian Flintoff, and musician Bob Bickerton. Together these three artists explore the ideas of harmony, memory and storytelling by combining the visuals and sounds of the forest with music. This is arranged and recorded by Bob, with backing vocals by Ariana Tikao, Holly Tikao-Weir and Solomon Rahui. In the intimate space at Fairholme, the paintings and flute music evoke the myths with an almost spiritual essence. Robin’s paintings tell

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A closing karakia was held in the room of paintings by Robin Slow and carved taonga puoro by Brian Flintofff in the Forest Treasures exhibition at Fairholme Gallery. From left, musician Bob Bickerton, vocalists Solomon Rahui and Ariana Tikao, and painter Robin Slow. Photo: Anita Peters.

the story of Tane and of the First Light, and the manu (birds), plants and trees of the forest. Some paintings even contain actual totara bark. Many of Bob’s recorded sounds echo the forest theme with haunting flute music and vocal harmonics that emulate birdsong, water and whispering breezes. A second gallery room, the entry hall and the front garden showcase the artwork of a number of other established artists: painters Sarah Thomas and Jesse Watson, chairmakers Ben Grant and Amy Short from Nelson’s School of Fine Woodworking, sculptors Tim Wraight,

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PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui

TAKAKA Drama Society AGM, Sunday 9 May, 2pm at The Playhouse. All welcome.

LIONS used battery collection for this year will begin soon. More details in May. PROJECT Rameka AGM, Monday 3 May, 7pm, Senior Citizens’ GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays. Hall. All welcome. FOOD Bank ceilidh raised $1860 for Mohua Social Services. SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro Thanks to GB Weekly and all helpers, apologies to those who were unable to gain entry. Lost property ph 027 510 7483. GOLF 20 April. Match Play Singles: M Dobbie bt C Gilbert 5/3. Match Play Doubles: R TAKAKA Citizens’ Band raffle result. Firewood, Lorna McIver. Lash and B Miller bt S Rosser and M Solly 1 Up. Closest to pins: 3/12 S Rosser, 9/18 Pictures, Marion Milne and Bruce Telford. Many thanks to all who supported us. M Solly. Twos: B Miller (7). 21 April. Stableford: D Win 46, B Climo 41, W Dobbie 41. Closest to pins: 3/12 H ALCOHOLICS Anonymous. If you want to drink that’s your Hills, 4/13 and 8/17 R Dyce, 9/18 D Win. Twos: D Win, N Barnes, B Climo. Best gross: D Win 69. 22 April. Women’s Tournament. Best Overall Nett: Rachael Saunders 67. A Grade. Best gross, B Climo 81. Best nett, F Sutherland 69; 2nd nett, C Hill 74. Stableford, M Budgen 36, 2nd stableford, H White. B Grade. Best gross, D Ray 93. Best nett, T Appelman 69; 2nd nett, B Miller 73; stableford, S Bensemann; 2nd stableford, S Rosser. C Grade. Best gross, G Latimer 105. Best nett, M Solly 72; 2nd nett, C Le Comte 77, stableford, J Galletly 33; 2nd stableford, M Dobbie. Twos: R Saunders, Cay Cockerell, G Latimer, T Appelman. Closest to pins: 3/12 C Cockerell, 9/18 D Ray, 2/11 after - 3 C Hill. Straightest drive: B Miller. 24 April.Stroke Play 3 (Nett): L Davidson 65, W Collie 65, B Climo 67. Closest to pins: 3/12 L Trent, 4/13 N Moore, 8/17 R Davis, 9/18 N Barnes. Twos: J Solly. Two 7/16: N Moore, W Collie. Happy wanderer: B Win. Best gross: N Moore. BRIDGE 21 April. Patons Rock Individual, N/S: J Beatson/K Van Der Struys 56.25%, E Bradshaw/T Packard 55%, C Mead/L Godden 51.25%; h/cap: A Foreman/P Taylor 65.21%, J Beatson/K Van Der Struys 63.15%, E Bradshaw/T Packard 60.30%. 23 April. Relaxed Session: E Bradshaw/D Perreau 66%, A Foreman/T Packard 55%, J Morgan/C Mead 51%; h/cap: E Bradshaw/D Perreau 72.3%, A Foreman/T Packard 68%, J Morgan & C Mead 59.7%.

business. If you want to stop we can help. Meeting Thursdays 7pm, Catholic Church Hall. Ph 0800 229 6757. FRESH FM needs your help. We’re a Charitable Trust – a $30 donation on our website freshfm.net is tax deductible. Email Maureen: takaka@freshfm.net or ph 525 8779, 027 335 1395.

TAKAKA Primary School would like to thank Tristan Graham and TG Contracting, he manawa tītī, a man of great endurance, who undertook extensive road repairs to the end of Wadsworth Street two week ago, without being asked, and without seeking payment. This has been a huge help to our kura, ngā mihi nui.

Golden Bay Animal Welfare


SPORT / Hākinakina

GB Football Club Fixtures

Huge thanks to Companion Animals NZ Trust for funds to de-sex and microchip your cat or kitten

Saturday 1 May JUNIORS: 9am: Non-travelling junior football 9am: Golden Bay Gladiators - Motueka AFC Titans 10.30am: Golden Bay Wekas - Nelson Suburbs FC Thunders YOUTH: 10.30am: Golden Bay Orcas - Golden Bay Pumas 10.30am: Mapua Rebels - Golden Bay Panthers, away game WOMEN: 1pm: Sprig & Fern Tahuna Breakers vs Golden Bay Shield Maidens at Tahunanui S2 SENIOR MEN: Grading tournament has been completed. 1pm: Nelson Suburbs FC Development Colts vs Golden Bay Stingrays at Saxton Fields S5 3pm: Golden Bay Mountain Goats vs Nelson Suburbs FC Development 1st XI at Takaka Rec Park

Further information and to book your pet contact Lis Pedersen on 525 9070 or 027 686 3362 TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga Abel Tasman Accounting Limited Xero Certified, Public Practice CA. Taxation services and general business support for clients of all shapes and sizes. Available evenings and weekends. Ph Bronwyn 027 268 4010, bronwyn@abeltasmanaccounting.co.nz ACCOUNTANT and tax advisor. All Inland Revenue returns filed for big and small businesses and individuals. Self-employed and rental property reports prepared. Day and evening appointments available. Ph Susan Ayton Shaw 929 7507 or email taxayton@gmail.com ACCOUNTANT. Long-standing market leader with unbeatable professional qualifications and experience. Warn & Associates, ph 525 9919.



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Heaviest BOAR 2nd

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Children’s Section (12 & under) FREE to enter but please register Most Hares $20 Heaviest Hare $20 Longest Goat Horns $20 Heaviest Possum $20 (Does not include spit roast)

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APPLIANCE and whiteware repair. 12+ years’ experience servicing all brands. Ph Luke 022 602 8118. ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580.

BRICKLAYING/ blocklaying. KRW Contracting for all your masonry needs. 25 years’ experience. No job too small. Ph Ken 021 307 019. 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/SMARTPHONE sales and repairs. Supporting all Windows and Apple products. Conveniently located on Commercial Stree or available by appointment ph 03 525 8371. ELECTRICIANS. Fuse Electrical Golden Bay. Ready to solve all your electrical needs. Ph Thomas 525 9300, 027 788 8500.

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Consultancy, ph 027 514 9112.

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. 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.

FREEVIEW satellite TV. Ph 027 246 2432.

PAINTING and interior, exterior plastering. Licensed qualified local tradesman. Ph CM Coatings 027 222 0507.

FRUIT pruning (stone and pip fruit), garden advice, design and development, soil testing, orchard work. Sol Morgan, GroWise

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TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga FREE quote ph Craig 027 472 4376. PORTABLE SAW MILLING. High yield, low waste, bandsaw milling. Great for dimensional timber or flitches. Suitable for any log size on any site. Ph Tim 524 8997, 027 714 4232.

RURAL NEW BUILD? FAILING SEPTIC SYSTEM? Wastewater Design, Onekaka-based services. AES system specialists - no ongoing costs, 20-year guarantee. Ph Rowena or Natascha 524 8222. SEPTIC TANKS EMPTIED. Ph Chris 027 444 5334 or John 027 647 4913.




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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, boundary location. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364.

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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.

TILING. KRW Contracting for all your tiling needs. No job too small. Ph Ken 021 307 019. WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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 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 euroscience principles to achieve optimum health. 2020 Masters series. Practitioner Anne Michell. Ph 525 8733 or 027 751 7970.

ERICA van Sint Annaland Physiotherapy, Golden Bay Community Health. ACC and private visits. Ph 027 776 6111. INTUITIVE Tarot readings with Djura. Ph 027 957 7834. JAN Jackson, emotional health specialist. Stress, anxiety and 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 AND REIKI. Emma Sutherland (Ameliorate). First one-hour treatment - $35 for GB locals. www.ameliorate.nz. Ph 027 487 2639. MASSAGE: relaxation, sports, deep tissue. Lymphatic drainage for detox, immune support, oedema. 26 years of experience. Ph Paul 027 772 7334. 18


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For Sale: TENDER Open Home: Sunday 2nd May 12.00-12.30pm GOLDEN BAY COASTAL LAND - Offered to the market for the first time, this ten acre lifestyle block is a stunner! Imagine the home or hideaway you can craft for yourself on this rich emerald blank canvas. Situated approx 13kms from Collingwood, on the way to Farewell Spit and surrounded by the beautiful coastal environment this area is famous for. Living here will give you vast panoramic views of the Bay, with an opportunity to live closer to nature .

42 Pohara Valley Road, Pohara Valley

Open Home For Sale: TENDER: Closes 1pm, Tues 11th May 2021 - Will not be sold prior Open Home: Saturday 1st May 11.00-11.30am 21st CENTURY BEACH HOUSE - Don't be fooled by this one, behind the 1940's façade is a 21st century beach house with all the modern comforts of home. Rarely is a local bach renovated to this standard! The kitchen is an absolute joy, and with open plan living spilling out onto a covered deck at the back there's oodles of space to gather the clans. Check out the virtual tour on our website, better still come and view, I know you will love this one!

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FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko GARAGE sale. 9am, Saturday 1 May, 1835 Takaka-Collingwood Highway (1km past Para Para causeway). La-Z-Boy three-piece longe suite, whole kitchen units, three larged framed windows, furniture, freezer, drier, kitchen appliances/utensils, adults apparel, baby gear, toys, games, wetsuits, picture frames, and unwarranted camper van, $750. FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348. CAST iron bath tub, boxed in. Ph 027 920 8626. SLASH your electricity bill. Install a grid-connect PV system. Professional design and install. Ph Paul Stocker, Azimuth Renewables, 525 6019. GOLDEN Bay Glass. In Collingwood every Thursday. Ph 525 7274. 14-FOOT RUNABOUT, 50hp Yamaha, trailer, tanks, covers, plus extras. Price includes full bait freezer. $5995 ono. Ph 021 063 6940.

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GREAT selection of perennials available now. Priced from $6 at Cottage Plants Onekaka. Winter hours Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm. Other days by appointment. Ph 525 9253. TIMBER interior linings. Lucitanica (Mexican cypress) and eucalyptus Nitens. Locally grown. Various grades, 12 months air dried ready for machining to order into floor, wall, ceiling and soffit linings. Ph Andy Clark 027 228 1503. LASER printer, Brother HL-1210W, new, unused, $75. Ph 027 601 1433. SUBARU Forrester, 2009, two-litre turbo,140,000km. $10,250. Ph 021 171 2460.



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We are looking for a fun, enthusiastic star to join our team.

SUPPORT WORKER REQUIRED Florence Nightingale Agency are currently looking for a support worker to join the team providing care for our serious injury client in Takaka. Previous experience with serious injury care is preferred but not essential, as training will be provided. A full driving licence and ability to work within a team is required. The availability for some 8am starts, evenings and weekends is also preferred. The role is currently part time, however more hours may become available to the right applicant.

Great customer service is a must along with the ability to do some early starts. If you have a natural flair with food and are a great baker and coffee-maker then get in touch. You may be required to work alone or in a team in one of our carts so flexibility is important. Ph Cheryl 027 233 0539 to find out more.


PROPERTY WANTED / Rawa hiahia MATURE single male looking for permanent accommodation. Have references. Ph 020 4120 0710.

When joining our team you will be involved in making a real difference in someone’s life. As part of our team, we offer a supportive working environment and ongoing training. To apply or for more information, please contact:

SECTION in Collingwood on elevated site, to buy. Ph 03 526 6178.

taryn@florence2care.co.nz (03) 577 9343

PARK space available for suitable person in a mobile home in Onekaka area. Sun, views, power, WiFi, waste connection, vege garden, own facilities room. Must be garden maintenance competent/enthusiastic. Negotiable rental. Ph 021 525 923.

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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

FLAT mate wanted. A Garden of Eden house, lovely room, needing an awakening or Jesus heart journer to join our lovely peace-filled home beside the sea. Ph 027 522 7136.


REQUIRE PROCESSING STAFF FOR CONTRACT WORK Westhaven operates an Export Shellfish Packhouse at Pakawau, Golden Bay. Part-time shellfish factory contractors must be: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Clean and tidy Drug free (be able to pass a drug test) Must have a mature work ethic to work with the other staff Able to follow instructions Must have an IRD number

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Land wanted to buy, suitable for Dairy Grazing 40-60ha run off for a client Please call Doug Smith www.pggwre.co.nz

PGG Wrightson Real Estate Limited, licensed under the REAA 2008

Doug Smith Real Estate Sales Consultant M 027 543 2280 douglasjcsmith @pggwrightson.co.nz Helping grow the country


GALLERIES / Whakakitenga

LEARNING / Akonga / Huarahi ako/mahi

FAIRHOLME Gallery brings 20 established artists celebrating wood to the exhibition Forest Treasures. Friday to Monday, 10am-4pm, closing Sunday 9 May. Ph 525 9373.

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.

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē ANATOKI SALMON CAFE. Delicious bagels, salmon platter, pizza, chowder, coffees and more. Open every day from 10am till 3pm. COLLINGWOOD TAVERN. 11am-7pm, Sunday-Thursday; 11am-late, Friday and Saturday. Live music - check out our Facebook page for details.

WEDNESDAY 5 MAY BeginnersClasses Classes –– Registration Registration eessential ssential Beginners Thursday evenings starting 6 May Thursday evenings starting 6 May Ph or text Gaylene 022 1707 398 Ph or text Gaylene 022 1707 398

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


COURTHOUSE CAFE, Collingwood. Open 7 days, 8am-3pm. No pizzas this Fridays and closed all day Saturday 1 May for a private function. Ph 524 8194.

DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 9-11am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007.

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

LATER EVENTS SHAMANIC SOUND JOURNEY WITH SIKA. Thursday 6 May, Pohara Hall, 7.30-9.30pm. Tickets from Eventfinda. Cash door sales (if there’s enough space).

DANGEROUS KITCHEN. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, MondaySaturday, 9am-8.30pm. Closed Sunday. For bookings and takeaways ph 525 8686.

MOTUPIPI HALL MOTHER’S DAY pea/pie/spud and pud, $17, Saturday 8 May, 12pm.

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

Samhain Celebration

KORORA’S NEST, Pohara. Open Wednesday-Monday for coffee, lunch, snacks, drinks and dinner. Weekdays, 11am- late; weekends, 9am-late. Ph 03 970 3291. OLD SCHOOL CAFE, Pakawau. Open 4pm-late Thursday, Friday; 11am-late Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Ph 524 8457. O’SHA, open Tuesday-Sunday, lunch 11.30am-2.30pm and dinner 5-9pm. Ph 525 6117.

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SAFE HEAVENLY HAVEN CAFE (formerly Stay Awake/MAD Cafe), where only the best will do. 8am to 8pm every day except Mondays. Ph 021 107 6312.


Saturday 1 May- 6pm

THE MUSSEL INN. Open from 11am.

TOTALLY ROASTED, Pohara. Open 5 days from 8.30am, closed Monday, Tuesday. Ph 525 9396. TOTOS CAFE & PIZZERIA. Off-season opening hours starting 2 May: Sundays, weather permitting, 10.30am-4pm. However, closed Sundays 23 and 30 May. Totaranui hill, ph 039 707 934.

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

Spirited Music & Performance CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAYS

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GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them WHOLEMEAL CAFE, open 7 days for dine-in meals and each Sunday, 10am at Takaka and 4.45pm at Collingwood. takeaways, 7.30am-3pm. SACRED Heart Catholic faith community winter Mass time 4pm starting Sunday 2 May. All welcome.


ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for morning worship and Communion at 10am. “He who has the Son has life. He who does not have the Son does not have life” 1 John 5:12

All Welcome ☺

Sunday Service 10am

Pastor: Rodney Watson 0275 114 266 93 Commercial St, Takaka. www.godunlimited.org Ph: 525 9265

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

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

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere SATURDAY 1 MAY THREE PRINCIPLE ASPECTS OF THE PATH. A series of talks by Tibetan Monk Geshe Tharchin. 3-4.30pm at the Sandcastle, Haile Lane, Pohara. By donation. All warmly welcome. www. chandrakirti.co.nz SUSTAINABLE GOLDEN BAY HUI. Today and tomorrow, 10am-5pm at Sustainable Living Centre, 24 Waitapu Road, Takaka. See ad on page 7 for schedule of events and speakers.

MONDAY 3 MAY FOLK DANCING for fun, exercise, mental stimulation, socialising, and more fun. Starting tonight, 7.30pm, Kotinga Hall. Only $5.



BADMINTON, GBHS GYM, 7-9pm. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007.

UPCOMING GIGS & EVENTS... Saturday 8th May


Sunday 9th May


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

Saturday 15th May

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BUTTERFACE Saturday 29th May

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

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The Mussel Inn

ICONZ is an adventure, activity and values-based program for boys aged 8 to 13 (Years 4-9). Based around a badge award system, boys will learn practical life skills, comradery and grow in confidence and leadership ability. ICONZ Golden Bay is a faith-based initiative led and supported by local churches.

Coming Up...

Sat 1st MILES CALDER - the Autopilot life tour, $15 + bf tickets online

Launch: Tuesday - 4th May - 3:30 to 5:30pm

Thu 6th QUIZ, 7.30pm

Mamaku Grove 551 Hamama Road, Takaka

Thu 13th THE CLIMATE LOVE TALKS, 7pm Sat 15th TIM ALLEN AND THE TWO + Reece Milton + Laura-Mae, $10 tickets online

Contact: Nathaniel Petterson | P: 021 110 9993 | E: nathaniel@mamakugrove.nz

Wed 19th FORGOTTEN ATLAS, $10 Thu 20th QUIZ, 7.30pm Sat 22nd BOB DYLAN’S 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - 80 SONGS! Open mic - from 5pm Tue 25th OSCAR LADELL - solo, $10 on the door

Conservation Volunteer Calendar


Thu 27th LIVE POETS/ACID ON THE MICROPHONE 7.30pm, koha Sat 29th CAITLIN SMITH and her imaginary band, $20

Keen to make a difference to Golden Bay’s environment? Check out conservation volunteer opportunities for May:

Programmes to listen out for

Sun 30th The famous MUSSEL INN BEER TASTING COMPETITION. $25 entry, to register email haveabeer@musselinn.co.nz

Dagmar Felber has been producing the Musical Montage since 2008. Each week she brings you a fine range of eclectic music that includes old favourites and new discoveries. As an extension of this show, Dagmar has hosted a number of successful Musical Montage LIVE! dance parties. Kindly supported by Quinney’s Bush Camp and Caravan Park and airs Wednesdays at 12pm with a new episode every 2 weeks.

Wednesday 5 May/Friday 21 May Farewell Wharariki Healthpost Nature Trust Planting trees in Wharariki wetland and at Cape Farewell Details of above, and other May planting dates Contact Marian: marian@farmside.co.nz

Climate Matters - Lindsay Wood is the director of Resilienz Ltd, a company committed to developing “multiplier effect” strategies to tackle the climate crisis. He works primarily in making the science and technology of climate accessible to those that need to apply it. Mondays at 10am and replays Thursdays at 3.30pm.

Regular workdays

Kaituna Track Restoration Society

Check traps and maintain/extend traplines Contact Des Clark: 03 524 8286 for details of next workday.

Voices from the Brook - Nelson’s Brook Waimārama Sanctuary is a predator-free eco haven for birds and nature lovers, only a five-minute drive from Nelson CBD. Voices from the Brook gives you news and updates from the sanctuary, and tells the stories of its enthusiastic volunteers, staff, supporters and visitors and of course its inhabitants. Wednesdays at 9.10am, after the BBC bulletin, with a new programme every two weeks.

Monday 3rd May

Project Rameka AGM

Project Rameka is a carbon sink focusing on forest restoration, biodiversity and non-motorised recreation. 7pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall If you would like your June conservation volunteer event advertised in this column please email:

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Golden Bay weather forecast

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Saturday: Southeasterlies soon developing. A few cloudy areas otherwise fine and briefly mild. Sunday: Southerlies dying away. Fine sunny weather. Slight frosts in sheltered areas. Monday: Light winds, tending northerly. Mainly fine weather continuing. Tuesday: Northwesterlies. Cloudy areas developing over Kahurangi with a few showers, fine elsewhere.

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Night road closures State Highway 60 Tākaka Hill road will be closed for seven consecutive nights, from 9pm Monday 3 May to 5am Monday 10 May 2021. This work is weather dependent. Closing the road at night will allow our road crew to install a large new culvert (pipe) – to replace the original steel culvert – from Site 7 through the current single traffic lane. This work is essential to ensuring the safe and efficient movement of water through the sites, and will help minimise future delays and damage to the sites during large rainfall. For safety reasons, and least disruption to traffic, this work must be done at night. This is the first of a number of night closures that will need to happen over the coming months. We will let you know well in advance the dates for future night closures so you can plan ahead. If you need access over the hill for night work or essential commitments, please email takakahill@nzta.govt.nz or call Kane Reihana on 027 886 4508. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

DATE Monday 3 May to Monday 10 May 2021 TIME Road closed from 9pm to 5am Emergency services will be able to use the road at all times.





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