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Trials judged “as good as any”

Team work: Jock Wyllie and Patch coax a trio of sheep into the pen in the Short Head and Yard competition at last weekend’s Dog Trials. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

How do you celebrate a 125th anniversary? Well, if you are Takaka Dog Trial Club, by following the same traditional recipe used since the year dot: start with a generous bunch of men (and women) and their dogs, add a flock of sheep, a handful of expert judges, mix in big dollops of camaraderie and kiwi tucker, and serve in a spectacular setting. The result, according to one regular from North Canterbury who travelled up to last weekend’s event, is “as good as any trial I go to in the South Island”. On Saturday and Sunday, at Harwood’s Farm in Upper Takaka, triallists from across the top of the South Island and beyond assembled to test their skills. Over two days of competition, dogs and handlers entered up to four events – Long Head, Short Head and Yard, Zig-Zag Hunt, and Straight Hunt. And it wasn’t just crusty old hill farmers taking part. Dog-trialling is one of the rare disciplines where men and women of all ages can compete on a level playing field – even if that field is sometimes a vertiginous paddock at the base of Marble Mountain. At the more senior end of the age spectrum,

83-year-old Bill Clarkson had brought his fouryear-old dog Rain with him from Dovedale. While he watched Saturday morning’s ShortHead and Yard competition alongside wife Judy, and waited for his turn, Bill reminisced about his early days in the Bay. “I used to muster with Gary Robillard in the 1950s and 60s.” Coupled with 40 years of farming at Kaikoura, that adds up to a lot of experience, and he has recently taken up dog trialling again following a long break. “I got back into it in the last five years.” After his run – during which he actually broke into a jog – Bill seemed pretty chuffed with Rain’s performance. “We missed the hurdle, so lost points, but she’s going well, she’s got a future.” Takaka trials regular Eleanor Greenhough from Moutere agreed with Bill’s verdict. “She has moments of greatness.” Confusingly one of Eleanor’s dogs, also called Rain, is from the same father. “Storm’s dogs have a good presence,” said Eleanor, whose own Rain – and Dee – had just competed in the Long Head. “They were no good, but I was pleased how they lifted the sheep and brought them back.” Judging the competitors from the side of the Short Head and Yard course, Scott

MacKenzie, assisted by Mary Wyllie, gave his verdict on the flock, which Jock Wyllie generously supplies from his Kaihoka station for the event. “So far, so good. The sheep are quite testing, but it’s a little bit easier now; after a couple of rounds, a path forms.” Earlier in the day Jock had neatly steered his own sheep on consecutive runs through the course alongside dogs Mate and Patch. On the other side of the farm, Graham Cole and dog Gus were preparing for their run in the Zig-Zag Hunt. “I’ve been coming here for years,” said Graham, before letting Gus do his thing – barking at a trio of sheep and driving them up the steep hillside. Ellie Miller, who with husband Pax Leetch run a sheep farm at Kaihoka, was so determined to enter her first ever Zig-Zag Hunt that she had brought along 12-day-old daughter Opal. “I really wanted to run my dog,” said Ellie. As for all such events, smooth running depends on the combined efforts of club members and volunteers – like club president Terry Nalder and Paturau farmer Scott Archbold who were manning the sheep pens at the base of the Zig-Zag Hunt course. Continued on page 12

Camping conundrum ALISTAIR HUGHES

An apparent new road rule was seen scrupulously adhered to at the beginning of summer in Golden Bay. When approaching the Takaka River from the township, motorists were observed performing a “double take”, looking left, and then quickly left again before crossing the Waitapu Bridge. The reason for this manoeuvre was the large cluster of campervans suggesting “business as usual”, despite amendments to Tasman District Council’s Freedom Camping Bylaw closing the Waitapu site from 7 December last year. Already a controversial issue in the community, the removal of Golden Bay’s three previously designated freedom camping sites ( Waitapu Bridge, the Taupata Gravel Reserve near Puponga, and Waikoropupu Springs), had been welcomed by many, but also condemned by several local businesses dependent upon the custom these visitors bring to the Bay each summer. Adrian Humphries, TDC regulatory services manager, clarifies the council’s position on this puzzling affair. “Control of the Waitapu Bridge recreation area was transferred to the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) last year, and council has no jurisdiction there under the Freedom Camping Act as we do not control the site. Taupata Point was removed from the permitted sites category of the Bylaw back in December at the request of the community. This meant that non-self-contained vehicles were no longer permitted to camp there and led to bins and toilets being removed so as not to encourage use.” Adrian points out that TDC enforcement staff do still visit the site, and at time of writing 97 infringements had been issued to non-self-contained vehicles in Golden Bay since 1 December last year. Despite the amendment to the Freedom Camping Bylaw, the overnight staying option apparently remained very much open for self-contained vehicles. Now responsible for the most visible and arguably most contentious site at Waitapu Bridge, NZTA has formed a partnership with local iwi-mandated organisation Manawhenua ki Mohua (MKM) to attempt to reach a solution. NZTA system manager Andrew James explains: “While Waka Kotahi (NZTA) has agreed with Manawhenua ki Mohua that overnight camping is not desirable at this site, Continued on page 2...

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Continued from page 1 ...it does not fall under the Freedom Camping Act, and we do not have the ability to issue infringement notices for overnight camping at the site.” Measures taken by the agency since December have included the installation of “No Overnight Camping” signs and the temporary placement of boulders at the lower parking area and at the riverbed to prevent people staying overnight. A gate has since been erected as a more permanent deterrent, but it is questionable as to whether the site – designated Road Reserve – can legally be closed off to the public. As kaitiaki, (ancestral guardians of the area), MKM are committed to protecting the cultural and environmental values of Golden Bay for future generations. Manager Ursula Passl points out the cultural significance of the Waitapu Bridge site and surrounding area. “Waitapu translates as sacred waters. The whole area from Te Waikoropupu to the Takaka river mouth is culturally significant, as the water and land sustained ancestral practices and resource use for hundreds of years.” The TDC proposal of an alternative freedom camping site at the former Rototai landfill was strongly opposed and ultimately overturned by a submission from MKM last year. “There were many areas in Mohua which were particularly favoured and used by the ancestors, and Rototai was one of them,” explains Ursula. Pa (fortified villages) and kainga (camp sites) with interrelated areas of cultivation and resource use were long established at the Motupipi estuary and adjacent land when European settlers first arrived. Prior to the creation of the Rototai dump, this area was also an important mahinga mataitai (food gathering area). MKM concerns related to further contamination of cultural sites and the Motupipi River and estuary natural environment. In relation to Waitapu Bridge, NZTA and MKM will be working together to develop a long-term management plan for the site. A meeting set for 25 February between the two organisations will focus on how community consultation can best take place. “It’s really important to be inclusive and keep people informed. I believe there are more shared values at Waitapu than differences, and I feel positive about the process with the NZTA and the community,” Ursula said. Golden Bay Community Board member Grant Knowles takes a wide, personal view of the situation. “Self-contained vehicles or not, freedom campers are still going to come to Golden Bay and hide and camp somewhere. I think the biggest problem is we don’t have the capacity to

fund enough compliance officers or a contained space where campers can park and be monitored.” Grant maintains that NZTA does not have the powers to enforce the Waitapu Bridge site, and it has become not just a source of division for the community but also potentially dangerous. “You couldn’t get an emergency services vehicle through there because over the summer there have often been cars blocking the entrance. If a major event like a fire or a flash flood happened, then you wouldn’t even be able to get vehicles out. I see this as a major safety issue.” An additional frustration has been that boat owners have been unable to launch from that spot, due to the camping vehicle density. Grant believes that if the status of the land could be changed from road reserve to an actual NZTA property, the agency might be able to exercise more control over the area. Ultimately, like MKM, he believes discussion between all parties is of key importance. Even with the Covid-shortened tourist season drawing to a close, the Waitapu Bridge site remains busy and The GB Weekly was able to speak with some of the freedom campers last week. Of the 12 people interviewed, none had self-contained vehicles (although 10 of them disingenuously displayed a “self-contained” sticker). The sample comprised three Kiwis, three from the UK, two German, two French, one Swiss and one from the Czech Republic. All the overseas respondents stated they had been caught in New Zealand by the border closure and had extended their stays. Five had prior knowledge of the Waitapu site and the other seven learned of it through social media. Knowledge of the TDC freedom-camping bylaw appeared very limited, although the Swiss traveller maintained: “Most freedom campers are respectful.” All respondents indicated they were low on funds, estimating their weekly expenditure averages around $50 to $100, but almost all were willing to pay a nominal fee for basic ablution facilities. “All we need is a toilet,” was the view of one UK traveller. Apart from one of the council’s enforcement officers being assaulted at Rototai reserve whilst issuing an infringement notice for freedom camping, the season appears to have peaked without significant incident so far. But there is clearly much discussion to be had between NZTA, MKM, and perhaps the wider community, before a sustainable solution is found to the freedom camping conundrum.

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House prices and affordable homes TEST DRIVES IN TAKAKA Hello Golden Bay. Back from the holidays and The Golden Bay Show. Thank you to all that came to visit, and we have taken a number of orders from the show. Golden Bay can be proud of the event that it put on and there was something for everyone. Remember, if you are looking for a specific Toyota and need to test drive it, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We can bring it to you. Until next time...Cheers,

Chart showing changes in Tasman District residential property values 2017-2020. Source: Quotable Value. JO RICHARDS

The Golden Bay Affordable Housing Project (GBAHP) is forging ahead with plans to provide homes for low-income residents – and it couldn’t be happening at a more opportune time. New rating valuations prepared by Quotable Value (QV) for Tasman District Council (TDC), released last week, show rises in Golden Bay residential land values (LVs) of between 60-80 per cent in the period 2017-2020, leaving the rest of the region trailing in its wake (see chart). Takaka, where there is already a chronic shortage of affordable sections, topped the value-hike table. More significantly, perhaps, the data also shows that the mean capital value (CV) of residential housing across the district has increased by 22 per cent over the same period, with Golden Bay again outstripping the average, albeit by a smaller margin. Referring to the district-wide hikes, the report’s author, QV valuer Richard Kolff, states: “We have seen significant value lifts across the entire residential market since 2017 with values still rising strongly. Lower value properties have seen the most competition from buyers and have resulted in the greatest value increases. Demand from buyers coming from outside the region has helped fuel the market.” As a result of the hot property market, the Bay is moving further out of reach for many locals, especially those looking to secure their first home.

Making housing affordable

This widening affordability gap is exactly what the GBAHP set out to address. Immediately after its inception in October last year, the initiative got off to a flying start and has continued to build momentum. Four months later, it now has the funds to build houses, according to project leader Dr Chris Bennett. “I have ordered the materials for the first two houses from the main supplier, and we are working on the other elements. Subject to consents, materials and labour availability we would like to start the first builds by April.” This would mark the beginning of the project’s proof-of-concept first phase, which aims to provide eight homes, six of which will be for pensioners. Chris says that TDC has been very helpful with the application for the first resource consent and hopes to “finalise it soon”. The necessary building consents will follow after determining how best to meet expectations for wastewater and foundations. One of the project’s ingenious ideas was to site buildings on existing properties using land lease agreements. This neatly side-steps one of the major affordability hurdles – the prohibitive cost of residential land. “We now have potentially 30 land offers for hosting homes, from throughout Golden Bay, which is a great start and hopefully more will come in once we actually get things built,” says Chris. Another novel approach was to put the call out for investors, and that also appears to be paying off. “One woman is particularly keen to finance one of the TDC pensioner flats… and there are 15 other investors on our list interested in supporting the project.”

White-hot property market

Meanwhile, back in the cut and thrust of the traditional property market, where sky-high demand, coupled with rockbottom interest rates and a generous tax regime are adding fuel to the fire, investors are seemingly snapping up everything available. Demand may be strong but supply is seriously limited. Owner of Ray White Golden Bay, Billy Kerrisk, says that two of the three properties she currently has on her books will be sold “in the next two weeks” leaving hundreds of house hunters, including many from Dunedin, Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch, to fight over scraps. “I have around 600 buyers THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2021

registered, and it is growing every week.”With real estate agents selling a combined total of 86 Golden Bay properties last year, and the historical average hovering around 100, that’s a backlog unlikely to be cleared any time soon. Sharon McConnon of First National Golden Bay reckons they have over 1000 registered buyers keeping a close eye on the local property market. “Every day we have purchasers asking us to load them onto our buyer database.” Most, she explains are out of towners, with many “in a cashed-up position” and looking for bare land and sections. But with supply of residential properties limited – First National currently has 10 on the market, two of which are under contract – there are a lot of frustrated buyers. Sharon says there is a small chink of light. “The second half of January has seen some more property hit the market and right now it’s evident that holiday houses seem to make up a good portion of those new listings.” New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty sales associate Kylie Jones paints a similar picture, with prospective purchasers from “absolutely everywhere”, including Kiwis returning from overseas looking to buy into the Bay’s lifestyle. “It would be safe to say there would have been hundreds of inquiries in the past six-month period, and I’m aware of buyers who have been looking for land in the Bay for a few years now, waiting for the right thing.” It’s not just those looking to buy a home who are having problems, according to Billy. “My main concern is the number of people giving up on renting their properties out, due to the new [healthy homes] legislation.” She says the more “healthy” the homes have had to be, the more people can’t afford to live in them, exacerbating the problem. “People who cannot find rentals are in caravans, sleepouts, sheds, mobile homes… and have to live in temporary accommodation permanently.”

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Despite the clear lack of supply and an increasing demand for housing in the Bay, Billy says that TDC remains in apparent denial, and is doing little to facilitate development. “The council has continued to comment that the population is not growing in Golden Bay. There are no sections left - not ones that have Certificate of Titles and therefore the ability for building to start. “The council takes years to give the titles; the process is cost prohibitive for small developments as it costs the same here as in Richmond where a section sells for double what a section sells for here.” Kylie also believes the situation is unlikely to ease unless politicians step in. “Creative and bold policy changes at the local and central government levels might be needed to solve some of the housing issues in NZ.” As cashed-up buyers battle it out in the white-hot property market, GBAHP is actively working to solve the supply/demand equation for the less well-heeled. Chris Bennett says he has a good handle on the number in need. “We have 37 people who have asked for housing support on our list, and I was told that Ministry for Social Development has 54 on their priority list, so do not see any issue with filling up the homes.” On the supply side, he is optimistic, but accepts there are challenges ahead. “The key message is that our project is moving along very quickly with our first builds and we have a very good pipeline of potential land options. Our biggest challenges will be enough labour to build the houses, and ramping up the finance quickly enough.” But only a few months after the affordable housing project was conceived it appears that, even in a run-away housing market, where there’s a will, there’s a way. “It shows that the model works and the community wants this to happen,” says Chris.

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Thank you to all those who were involved in this fabulous exhibition. What a pleasure it was to walk into the Pohara hall and see an exhibition of such quality. Margy Meys

Ending domestic violence

I would like to express my gratitude to the Takaka Community Police, Women’s Refuge and the Te Whare Mahana Trust for their support in assisting me to work towards ending living in violence of all forms. I encourage any person living in violence to call your local Police or Women’s Refuge, as they will provide the protection and support needed for yourself and your partner to start living in right relationship with yourself and others. We are not alone. Kia kaha. Jennifer Woodall

High school powhiri

Parents and whanau were invited to the powhiri at 10am this Tuesday at the high school. We were welcomed into the new school year by our children who created a very special morning. With song and prayer in Maori, we parents felt truly blessed and privileged to be part of such a powerful ceremony. The local iwi and teachers spoke in Maori with depth, true meaning and feeling, interspersed with beautifully articulated song and dance by the whole school. The new young students were welcomed in and also offered their powhiri. We were so moved by the fantastic unity of the school by

the words, actions and dance. A truly brilliant hour, together creating unity and ceremony for all present. May the high school have a wonderful year, as it began this week, with sunshine, family, fun, focus, and ready to learn. Many thanks to all Caitlin Welsh

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Want to make a real and positive difference to your community? Are you enthusiastic, committed, with a can-do attitude? Do you have a desire to learn new skills and volunteer in the community? Can you smile when the going gets tough? If this sounds like you, come along and attend a free halfday workshop to become an effective volunteer within a Civil Defence Centre (CDC) providing a hub for welfare and information services in an emergency. To be able to have a role within a CDC people need to: Have an understanding employer or home situation that allows them go and help others at short notice; Be over the age of 18; Have a satisfactory NZ Police check. This workshop will be held at the Golden Bay Rec Park Centre from 9am to 1pm on Sunday 21 February. Registrations are required; if interested or for further information please contact me on kathy.solly@ncc.govt.nz or phone 03 543 7291. Kathy Solly

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Feel the heartbeat of the earth. An uplifting night of didgeridoo and West African drums with Koffie and Sika – two masters of their crafts with enough positive energy to raise the roof. Join us at one of Golden Bay’s foremost venues, The Mussel Inn, on Sunday 13 February. Hypnotic drum rhythms and deep didgeridoo combine with voice and soaring natives flutes. A mixture of joyful, upbeat dance songs and slower, heartfelt improvisations. A dynamic fusion of raw power and sensitivity. Connect to yourself and let spirit move through you. Koffie grew up in a village called Abor in the Volta Region of Ghana where traditional music and dance is part of daily life. He moved to New Zealand in 2013 and now goes out from his home in Dunedin to perform and teach African drumming and dance throughout the country. Sika is a sound artist and multi-instrumental musician. He has performed at festivals and concerts worldwide for over 25 years and is known for his shamanic sound journeys. His work reflects a lifetime of listening to the rhythms of nature. Sika plays a vast collection of sacred instruments. There are no tickets or bookings. Just turn up and pay the cover charge at the bar. Arrive early if you want food and seats. Saturday 13 February, 8pm, Mussel Inn, $10. http://www.kadododrumanddance.co.nz/

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Council Matters with Councillor Celia Butler A number of people have asked about my role as a Tasman District Council councillor, involving issues across the district, not just Golden Bay, so this is the first of a monthly update covering topics I am involved with as they arise throughout the year. My first meeting for 2021 has been as a member of the Regional Land Transport Committee to decide on the 10-year transport plan. Because there is no separate regional council in the Top of the South/Te Tau Ihu, its three unitary councils, Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman, have to work together to sort out what the priorities are for transport projects and try to align those with the priorities of NZTA/Waka Kotahi so that they make the cut. This is a complex process that requires a lot of work by expert staff in all three councils. It is not easy for councillors to weigh up priorities when Marlborough has rail and the ferry to worry about, Nelson has the state highway running through the city, and Tasman has a growing population and a bottleneck at Richmond, especially as logs comprise the biggest freight volume in all the Top of the South. The 10-year Nelson Tasman Public Transport Plan (also referred to as the Passenger Transport Plan) is a large part of this committee’s work. It includes reducing or removing emissions from buses, and, of relevance to Golden Bay, formal support for the community-run bus from Golden Bay and its inclusion as part of the Regional Passenger Transport Plan. An option will be for Golden Bay residents to link up with

a commuter bus from Motueka to Nelson, and at a later stage, to the airport. The Transport Plans will be put out for public submissions in April. The Takaka Hill repairs are already underway so are not included, but in response to the concerns expressed by me and others to NZTA, contractors are working to their maximum within the contract. There is still a long way to go. Freedom camping has been a divisive issue in our community throughout the summer, and because it is allowed by government law it is not going to stop overnight. While Golden Bay feels less affected by Covid than other places, some of those travelling in “non-self-contained“ vans (who came to New Zealand pre-Covid on work or visitor permits) are freedom camping here; it is difficult and/or very expensive for some to return to their own countries, which are in the grip of Covid. An Immigration NZ staff member for the region has told me this is the reason the Government has extended some visas. Some are for horticulture only, a means to get the harvests in. With the apple harvest beginning soon we can expect a number of non-self-contained campers to go to where that work is. The orchards hit by the devastating hail storm in Motueka and Waimea will possibly still be picking their fruit. If this type of visa is not suitable for those campers, for example because they are unable to pick fruit, or they want repatriation assistance, they can contact Immigration NZ.

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Nordic (or Scandinavian) Noir is a crime fiction genre which came into prominence in the 1990s. Authors such as Sweden’s Stieg Larson and Norwegian “Queen of crime” Karin Fossum pioneered a bleak and morally complex style whose ongoing characters and various screen adaptations remain popular across the world. The Painter and the Thief is a documentary that seems steeped in this dark literary tradition, presenting a twisting story which seems far removed from a mere depiction of actual events and conversations. Barbora Kysilkova is a Czech artist who has recently moved to Oslo. While exhibiting her first Norwegian works, her 4 x 6-foot canvases are shockingly removed from their frames and stolen in broad daylight from the gallery. Kysilkova’s reaction to the theft of these two beautiful, photorealistic paintings immediately signals that she is not an ordinary person. Rather than angered or distressed, Kysilkova is only deeply intrigued as to why anyone would steal her work. Meanwhile, the perpetrators have been recorded on security footage and are quickly apprehended. In court, Kysilkova’s curiosity compels her to speak to one of the thieves, a previously convicted young man called Karl-Bertil Nordland. Although heavily tattooed, Nordland has an appealing baby-faced quality and the curious artist asks if he will sit for her while she paints a portrait of him. The contrite culprit agrees, and although he maintains that he was too high on drugs to remember what he did with the stolen painting, an intense friendship quickly forms between the two. Kysilkova’s talent is undeniable, and they spend hours together as she sketches, photographs and paints canvas after canvas of her unconventional muse. And this is where that dark Scandinavian literary tradition manifests. Were this a Hollywood production, a loving and somewhat conventional friendship or romance would no doubt bloom. But instead, the self-destructive drug addict and self-absorbed artist appear to lead one another down a very dark path. Divided into three sections: her point of view, then his and finally a resolution of sorts, The Painter and the Thief gradually reveals additional layers of complexity. Nordland’s faults seem immediately apparent (especially when Kysilkova describes his deeply unhappy childhood), but when the story is told from his perspective, we see that the artist is not the saintly and well-adjusted figure she appears to be. “She sees me when she paints me,” says Nordland, “but she forgets that I can also see her.” Kysilkova’s own troubled past explains some of what appears to be an increasingly unhealthy fixation with the darker aspects of life and the young man himself. Relationships with their own partners gradually break down, and despite the progress made in Nordland’s life, he can’t help but fall back into his old ways. Everything literally comes crashing down in the abrupt end to his high speed police chase in a stolen car. Hospitalised with the possibility that he might never walk again and facing another jail sentence, this could either be his final ruin or the opportunity for a new beginning. Meanwhile Kysilkova also appears to be hitting rock bottom, facing financial ruin with the loss of her muse and continued rejections from galleries. But it is always darkest before the dawn, even in Norway, and it doesn’t give too much away to reveal that the painter and the thief both eventually discover unexpected opportunities for redemption and happiness. Despite the exasperating choices they make, Kysilkova and Nordland are both charismatic and very likeable lead “characters”. Nothing about this challenging film develops in an expected way, but it somehow plays out more like an ingeniously plotted drama than messily unscripted real life. The quality of the camera work adds to this feeling, making the viewer quickly forget that this isn’t a mere recording of real people talking in a room, but beautifully crafted film-making. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2021

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From the Vine (M) (Final) The Painter and the Thief (M) Art on Screen: Maverick Modigliani (Final) The Dry (M) (Final) Matinee: A Call to Spy (M) Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles (G) Penguin Bloom (PG) Spread your Wings (PG) The Painter and the Thief (M) A Call to Spy (M) (Final) Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles (G) Penguin Bloom (PG)

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Movie Descriptions THE PEOPLE UPSTAIRS (R16) Spain 1h21 Comedy, Subtitles Hitting a brick wall in their 15-year-long relationship, a couple invites the younger and livelier couple living upstairs for a get-together - one that diver ts into unexpected places.

A CALL TO SPY (M) USA 2h04 Drama, Thriller, True Story


OTTOLENGHI AND THE CAKES OF VERSAILLES (G) USA 1h15 Cakes. They’re not just a treat; they’re an artform. Sundance award-nominated director Laura Gabbert follows five chefs, including the world renowned Yotam Ottolenghi, Documentary at an extravagant food gala.

The art and culture of Florence in 15th century Tuscany and, in particular, the work of Early Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli (1445-1501).

This British WWII thriller follows Churchill’s spy agency SOE who recruit civilian women and train them to be spies. Written by/starring Sarah Megan Thomas.

PENGUIN BLOOM (PG) Australia, USA 1h35 Drama, True Story Naomi Watts is a paralysed wife and mother who, along w i t h h e r p h o to gr a p h e r husband, finds solace in rescuing and raising a magpie chick in this true story drama.

PIXIE (R16) UK 1h34 Comedy, Crime Olivia Cooke leads in a heist to avenge her mother’s death in this Irish crime comedy. Unfortunately, she’s forced to team up with two everyday lads who accidentally run over a man trying to kill her.

FROM THE VINE (M) Italy, Canada 1h37 Drama Emmy-winner Joe Pantoliano plays a man who, after an ethical crisis, returns to his hometown in rural Italy. There, he finds a higher purpose: reviving his grandfather’s old vineyard.

THE DRY (M) Australia/USA 1h57 Crime, Drama, Mystery Aaron Falk (Eric Bana) is a cop who returns to his droughts t r i c k e n h o m e tow n a f te r a childhood friend dies in a murder-suicide, but his return opens a decades-old wound - an unsolved death of a teenage girl.

SPREAD YOUR WINGS (PG) France, Norway 1h53 Adventure, Inspired by a true story; a videogame-addicted teenager is sent to southern France to spend the holidays with his ornithologist father. Together they train endangered wild geese Family, Subtitles Recorded Live Performance for their first migratory flight.

SUMMERLAND (PG) UK 1h39 Drama, War BAFTA nominee Gemma Arterton (Their Finest) plays an independent folklore investigator who finds herself responsible for a young evacuee after the London Blitz.

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The Golden Bay Axemen’s Club hosted an event at the Golden Bay A&P Show that featured axemen from throughout the South Island. Representing Golden Bay were Brian and Toby Godsiff, Rachael and Louise Nalder, Courtney Clarke, Serena and Dave Gowland and Steve Winter. Competition was briefly put on hold mid morning for the presentation to Keith Baty of life membership to the Golden Bay Axemen’s Club. This was well deserved after his substantial assistance to the club over many years. The wood was hard and caused most axemen to battle at times, but in the open chopping class Steve made the 300mm standing final and 300mm underhand finals. He finished out of the placings in the standing but put in a solid performance to finish third in the underhand. Dave made the 250mm standing final but finished out of the placings. The prestige event of the day was the Leon McKay Memorial 350mm underhand. Leon was a life member of the axemen’s club who died in an accident less than a year ago, and the Golden Bay men were keen to win this one. Dave was the only Bay axeman to make the final and although giving 100 per cent

couldn’t quite do it, finishing less than two blows behind the winner, Mike Simpson from the West Coast. The women’s competition consisted of points over two 300mm underhand races and was won by Emma Riddle from Nelson followed by Golden Bay’s Courtney Clarke in second place and Louise Nalder in third. Nelson’s Ashleigh Radford, who has dominated this event for the last few years, was fourth. There was also a women’s championship race, won by Ashleigh followed by Courtney in second place, Louise third and Emma fourth. Toby competed in the men’s restricted class, which was also decided by points over two races, finishing second in both to take second place. The sawing was a happier hunting ground for the GB team with Steve finishing second and Brian fourth in the single saw. The Jack and Jill race was won by Steve and Louise with Brian and Courtney finishing in fourth place. Steve and Brian then combined for a thid placing in the double saw. In the butcher’s block chopping events, Brian combined with Tim Abel from Marlborough to win the underhand but no Bay axemen placed in the standing.

Members of the McKay family with place-getters in the Leon McKay Memorial Trophy, from left, Dave Gowland, second place; Mike Simpson, first; Dawson McKay (partially obscured); Neil Hately, fourth; Moira McKay; Diana McKay; Willie Abel, third place. Photo: Submitted. 8



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The ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of today’s hyperconnected world to new diseases, wherever they originate. New Zealand’s remote location in the South Pacific does not grant immunity, even within the relative isolation of Golden Bay which, over the last two centuries has witnessed numerous outbreaks of potentially deadly diseases. Covid-19 is not the first serious pandemic to affect New Zealand. Just over 100 years ago, the country was suffering an outbreak of Spanish flu. While there are some parallels to be drawn between the two pandemics, there were also significant differences in New Zealand’s response to the disease.

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Though coronavirus is still a threat and we are learning daily how to respond to it, we learned much from the flu pandemic of 1918. When the second flu strain of that year, the “Spanish” flu, took hold in October, the war had just ended. Many of our doctors and nurses who could have eased the distress at home were still overseas, or had died. The new strain arrived in New Zealand via a troop ship full of returning soldiers, half of whom caught it when the ship was refuelling in Sierra Leone, and 80 soldiers died. Other weakened soldiers returning home in the middle of the crisis had limited resistance to the disease and there was no official order for people to isolate. It infected 500,000 New Zealanders, and within two months 9000 people nationwide had died, half as many as were lost during the whole four years of the war. Some communities suffered more than others; Golden Bay only lost three. The country swung into action, organising co-ordinated relief efforts. While many businesses and public facilities were closed and public events and gatherings postponed, blue-collar workers were not entitled to annual or sick leave, and continued working. Public gatherings for Armistice Day on November 1918 to mark the end of war were held during the middle of the pandemic, causing widespread infection. To make matters worse, “inhalation centres” that were set up to spray people with zinc sulphate gas to supposedly improve lung health were medically useless, and the gatherings spread the virus even more quickly. Volunteers helped out within their communities. Fortunately, by December, the Spanish flu had run its course but left its mark on many devastated families. In 2020, with coronavirus news reaching us from overseas we were forewarned and therefore more prepared, and we had a better-resourced health system than in previous pandemics. Communication was better compared to the unreliable telegraph system of 1918, and instructions more clear due to regular Government updates and access to information unavailable 100 years ago. There was greater control over access to food and medicine with contactless services, as opposed to medicine and food deliveries to vulnerable people by Boy Scouts and other children in 1918. Businesses, public facilities and schools were ordered to close, and wage subsidies were introduced to enable people to isolate effectively. Enforcing lockdown stopped coronavirus from rapidly spreading.

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As with many other viruses, influenza is spread through coughing and sneezing. Photo: Supplied.

These laundrymen did their best to comply with hygienic precautions during the Spanish Flu pandemic. Photo: Supplied.

Other outbreaks

While New Zealand experienced many outbreaks of influenza throughout the 19th Century and up to the last serious outbreak of 1907, the death rate had been declining. Until 1918, health authorities had been more concerned about other infectious diseases such as smallpox and tuberculosis. Several more serious flu outbreaks have occurred since then, as recently as in 2003, when 600 people were hospitalised. Apart from the usual expected winter flu, new strains in the early 21st century have produced Asian flu, avian (bird) flu originating in China in 1957, and swine flu in 2009 with 3,150 confirmed cases and 20 deaths. Other contagions also arrived in this country through human cross-continental movement. Even as early as our first European contact, Maori in particular suffered from the arrival of viruses and diseases they had no immunity to.



Warning at GBCH at the start of the 2020 pandemic. File photo.

Diphtheria, a severe, infectious disease, was prevalent from the 1870s, infecting the throat and nose and causing difficulty breathing. The worst year was in 1892 when 281 people died, but again in 1917 there were 240 deaths, and around 1930 another 150. Local man Alan Swafford told the story of his Aunt Joan McKenna, who contracted diphtheria. “There was no vaccination then and my mother had a clear memory of her older sister; they actually performed a tracheotomy on her on the kitchen table, and she survived. And my mother had to stay with her to clear the tube all the time until she came right. As a result of that my mother was a fanatic about hygiene for the rest of her life because the doctor came in and stressed to her how important it was to make

Polio caused partial or complete paralysis of either limbs or the respiratory system, typically affecting children and adolescents. Photo: Supplied.

everything was sterile so that the diphtheria didn’t spread to the rest of the family.”


Polio, another infectious disease related to hygiene, invaded New Zealand every few years from 1916 until the last major epidemic in the 1960s, when effective vaccines and a mass immunisation campaign eventually eliminated it from New Zealand. Commonly known as infantile paralysis and typically striking children and adolescents, the virus affected the spinal cord and nervous system, causing partial or complete paralysis of either limbs or the respiratory system. It was spread in faeces and saliva, but could also be passed on through contaminated water, milk and food. An outbreak in 1947 spread so rapidly across New Zealand that schools and other facilities were closed for three months and lessons were completed by correspondence and via radio broadcasts. While Golden Bay escaped the worst of that polio epidemic due to its geographical isolation (people travelled less back then), it is still remembered by many locals now THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2021

the history of pandemics in Golden Bay highly infectious Norovirus closed Golden Bay’s Tukurua Campground after 120 campers fell ill with vomiting and diarrhoea. While no-one died, the camp remained closed until the last infected person was symptom-free for 48 hours.

in their eighties. Dot Scott, whose father Roly Papps was the teacher at Central Takaka School, remembers having to continue lessons from home, while her father checked the work at school once a week. Many remember one boy in the community who contracted polio and thereafter walked with a limp. Clive Bird and Barr y Cashman, also from Takaka, remember lessons being posted in the letterbox, and local radio station 2YA keeping people informed via daily news broadcasts. Children were asked to take their own towels when they returned to school. There were stern warnings against swimming in pools and harbours. Public Health campaigns still stressed personal hygiene, and buckets of disinfectant were provided in the school toilet blocks. Nursing and palliative care were the only response to symptoms of paralysis. Those whose lungs were seriously affected were put into a compression chamber called an “iron lung”, while survivors with a withered leg wore callipers to strengthen them and help them walk.

Covid-19 outlook

It is thought that this new, formerly unknown and then unidentified virus originated in remote forested areas in China and was disturbed by human development before jumping species. Epidemiologists investigating the outbreak determined that it had come from an animal sold at a market. It soon spread to epidemic proportions, affecting large numbers of people across several countries. Subsequently found to be a coronavirus, it caused severe acute respiratory difficulties. With similarities to SARS-CoV, it was named Covid 19 in reference to its year of discovery. Health boards around the country set up communitybased assessment “walk-in” centres that allowed for physical distancing, but in smaller communities like Golden Bay, cabins were placed outside the health centres to allow people with symptoms to be safely assessed away from the general waiting room. Though there are currently no community cases, these are still in place, and swabs can taken and tested easily, and are free of charge. This has so far been successful. Through 2020 the global pandemic has continued, with vaccines only just approved and unlikely to reach much of the world population for many months, according to news sources. Until then, the same simple measures adopted over 100 years ago – isolating infectious cases, social distancing and good hygiene – remain the most effective means of controlling Covid’s spread. The recent roll-out of a range of Covid-19 vaccines could mark the beginning of a global easing of restrictions, but New Zealand is unlikely to start its vaccination programme until the end of next month and it remains to be seen whether vaccine hesitancy will leave some communities without protection. As it is unlikely to be the last global pandemic of a new disease, we must learn all we can from both history and the present.


During the 1880s, measles was also prevalent, causing the deaths of hundreds of people, particularly Maori. T h e re h a ve b e e n m a ny measles outbreaks since then, but people have died as much from the disease as from lack of adequate treatment and care. It is a highly infectious viral illness spread through coughing and sneezing, but can be effectively prevented through vaccination. In the 1920s, measles was rampant, and Maori always suffered more than Europeans, as did Pacific Island nations such as Samoa. In 2019, New Zealand saw its largest upsurge in measles cases for more than two decades. By year’s end there were 2200 notified, confirmed cases of measles, and one third required hospitalisation. In September 2019, rates of measles in NZ were the second highest in the Western Pacific, after the Philippines (I mmunisation Advisor y Centre). The upsurge has been attributed to a dramatic drop in vaccine uptake. There was at least one case confirmed of measles in Golden Bay during this time.

Dot Scott from Takaka with her Form 2 workbook sent by the Education Department during the polio epidemic of 1947. Photo: Anita Peters.

Other diseases

Other serious outbreaks causing fatalities in New Zealand have not all affected our community to such extremes, many being preventable through vaccination. During colonial times, scarlet fever mostly affected c h i l d re n u n d e r 1 0 , a n d smallpox was erroneously considered a “Māori malady”. While whooping cough epidemics still occur every few years, the last major outbreak was in 1907. Recent epidemics over the last 50 years have included Hepatitis A, HIV/AIDS, particularly between 1983 and 1998, Meningococcal B between 1991 and 2007, and Campylobacteriosis between 1997 and 2008, followed immediately by the 2009 swine flu pandemic, with 20 deaths. In 2010 an outbreak of

A dedicated Covid consulting room was established at GBCH at the height of last year’s outbreak. File photo.

Pertussis, or whooping cough occurs every few years, but the last major outbreak of epidemic proportions was in 1907. Photo: Supplied.

Drive-through Covid testing station at GBCH last April. File photo.

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Continued from page 1 “ We get the sheep ready and then slip them out,” explained Terry, who welcomed the cooler weather. “Jock’s lambs have been going well; the sun behind the clouds makes a hell of a difference.” Shortly after midday, the action came to a temporary halt and triallists gathered at the club shed for a ‘birthday” lunch of paua fritters, chops and burgers, grilled by Jonny Harwood, along with spuds and salad prepared by Joyce Wyllie and helpers. While they ate, diners discussed the art of trialling and perused the montage of newspaper cuttings and old photos d i s p l aye d o n t h e w a l l s

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If you love chocolate, and let’s face it who doesn’t, then treat yourself to the magic of pure ceremonial grade cacao instead of the dark side of chocolate. After working regularly with this heart-opening plant medicine as part of her own healing journey, Golden Bay local Katyayani Heeramaneck followed her heart by birthing Cacao Aroha Heart Medicine Journeys just over 12 months ago so she could support others to unlock their full potential. Katyayani creates a safe sacred space to journey within and experience the gifts of this incredible superfood. Known as Food of the Gods, jam-packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, cacao is one of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet, says Katyayani. “The real medicine however, lies in its neuro-chemical properties with its power to open your heart and release blockages so you can transform your life and connect to your bliss.” Fill your cup with love, manifest your dreams and be guided home on a heart opening journey with Mama Cacao. Women’s New Moon Heart Sharing and Cacao Ceremony – 12 February. Full Moon Dance Meditation and Cacao Ceremony with global conscious dance beats by DJ Surya Masala – 27 February. For more information: https:// www.facebook.com/heartmedicinejourneys or email: heartmedicinejourneys@gmail.com



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big or small, we can supply from a range of brands, and all the accessories too - flue|hearth|cowl|guard -

SUPPLIER OF: Stock Feed Fertilisers Spreading: Spreadmark certified with GPS mapping Aggregates Compost, garden bark, landscape gravels Pea straw

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Phone 525 9843



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PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui 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 GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays. ALCOHOLICS Anonymous. If you want to drink that’s your business. If you want to stop we can help. Meeting Thursdays 7pm, Catholic Church Hall. Ph 0800 229 6757. FRESH FM needs your help. Are you willing to host a fundraising event to support local radio? Or help run one? We’re a Charitable Trust – a $30 donation on our website freshfm.net is tax deductible. Email Maureen: takaka@freshfm.net or ph 525 8779, 027 335 1395.

CHANGE OF DATE Old Thumpers will be held this year on

Sunday 28 March

Same place, same great track. Look out for more info closer to the time. See you all there.

NOTICE We will be closed Friday 5, Saturday 6, Sunday 7, Monday 8 February. Our apologies for any inconvenience. M - F: 10am-5pm, S: 10am-1-ish 44 Commercial Street P: 525 9990 F: pohutukawa gallery takaka

We’re your local Open Waitangi Day Public Holiday Monday 8 February 9am-1pm

LOST AND FOUND / Ngaronga/Kitenga LOST. Secateurs. On or near main highway, Onekaka, before Christmas (21/12/20). Vicinity Otere Stream culvert. Ph 525 6094, 022 071 8067. LOST. Kayak, red and blue Perception Minnow, from Tata beach. Ph Morag Dean 027 675 7267.

WANTED / Hiahia PRESSURE tank, for water pump, 8 or 12 litres. Ph 021 0243 5822. LPG bottles, 9kg, minor rust OK. Will pay $10 each. Ph 021 0243 5822.

EMPLOYMENT WANTED / Hiahia mahi MALE, 50 years old, clean, tidy, new to area, with Class 1, 2 licence. Good honest, reliable, multi-talented worker, well-presented with excellent references. Please ph Lindsay 027 221 1328.

PERSONAL NOTICES / Pānui ake HEYES, Alan Leslie, died 25 December 2020. To all the wonderful people in Golden Bay who diligently prayed for me and for Alan, sent flowers, letters, cards, dropped by and phoned, thank you! Your loving kindness lifted me up at a very sad time; I was surrounded by your compassion and really grateful to live in this small, caring community. Abundant blessings, Nancy. MENARY, John. The family of John would like to sincerely thank everyone who has supported us through this very difficult time following his sudden passing. We were overwhelmed with the love and support from near and far; the delicious food, the flowers, cards, offers of help, phone calls and visits, and the generous contributions to John’s conservation project. Thanks to the Onekaka community for setting up the Onekaka Hall and the clean-up afterwards.Thanks also to the large number of friends, relatives and community members who turned up at the service, and the lovely Book Club ladies who helped with the catering and set-up. We would also like to acknowledge the wonderful support of Matuku Funerals. Finally, we would like to acknowledge the St John crew who were an amazing support to us during John’s last moments. Please accept this as a personal thank you to you all from Ally, Lisa, Ben, Carl, Victoria, Talia, Cameron and families.

AGM NOTICES GB RDA AGM at pony club/RDA grounds, 7pm, Tuesday 9 February. COLLINGWOOD RSA AGM to be held Tuesday 16 February, 7pm at the Collingwood Fire Station. GOLDEN Bay Orchestra will be holding its AGM at GBHS music room, 6.45pm, 23 February. Rehearsals will resume same venue, 7pm, beginning 9 February. Newcomers very welcome. GOLDEN Bay Association Football Club AGM to be held at 7pm on Tuesday 9 February at the Rec Centre. Committee and volunteers to meet after. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2021

NORMAL TRADING HOURS: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Sat 9am-1pm Sundays now closed

Ph 525 7265 │ 7 Commercial Street, Takaka

OPEN ALL WEEKEND for Indoor plants - huge range! Unusual and gourmet fruits! Rare and collectable shrubs! Ph 525 9868 or 027 928 3314 earthgemstakaka@gmail.com

The Whittaker Trust Funding Applications – February 2021 (applications close Wednesday 24 Feb 2021) Applications are invited from local organisations seeking financial assistance to improve the quality of life for the sick or elderly members of the Golden Bay community. Application forms are available from: The Whittaker Trust secretary, Jaine Lindsay, email: r-j.lindsay@xtra.co.nz Completed applications must be submitted no later than

5pm, Wednesday 24 February

T E E N KIDZTHEATRE H Drama classes E begin 10 February Phone Ronnie to book A Ronnie Short T Speech & Drama R ATCL, LTCL E P: 027 5555 937

03 525 9113

New in stock Beautifully designed enamel cups, tumblers, tote bags & gift cards Luxury triple milled soaps all wonderfully scented & New Zealand designs.

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

A fresh delivery of Citrus Plants have just arrived! Spend over $30 in a single transaction and grab yourself a FREE Juicies ice pop on us! We now offer a

Delivery Service *charges apply.

(Offers expire 13.02.21)


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

HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora 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.

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

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

ACCOUNTANT. Long-standing market leader with unbeatable professional qualifications and experience. Warn & Associates, ph 525 9919.

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

ARCHITECTURAL design, residential housing. Ph Peter Fersterer 525 8132. CARS wanted. Will pick up for free (some conditions apply). Motueka Auto Parts. Ph 03 528 9576. CELEBRANT, marriage registered. Ph Hera Livingston 525 8771.

CHIMNEY cleaning, handyman, Dennis Sage ph 027 873 0726. 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. 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. 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.

HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora ACUPUNCTURE: Japanese style, private and ACC, sculptural face lifting massage (new). 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.

SEPTIC TANKS EMPTIED. Ph Chris 027 444 5334 or John 027 647 4913.

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. 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. 16

No GP referral required Ask us about our no-cost initial Physio assessment

Call 0800 749 739 for info or an appointment today

CAROLYN Simon, Craniosacral therapist, naturopath, medical herbalist. For appointments or flower essences text 027 483 5865, ph 525 8544. COMPLETE Healthcare with NIS by Neurolink, using neuroscience principles to achieve optimum health. 2019 Masters series. Practitioner Anne Michell. Ph 525 8733 or 027 751 7970.

ERICA van Sint Annaland Physiotherapy, Golden Bay Community Health. ACC and private visits. Ph 027 776 6111. INTEGRAL yoga sessions with Atmabhava, Thursdays 4 February-8 April, 5.30-7pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall. $14 per session. Suitable for all levels of experience. Ph 020 4145 1516, creatingbalancenz@gmail.com LISA Williams, registered medical herbalist, iridologist, Reiki master, reflexology, herbal apothecary. www. goldenbayiridology.com Ph 525 6150, txt 027 451 9797. MASSAGE, $50. 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. YOUTH and adult counselling. Ph 027 416 6815, email selena@ gbwct.org.nz

Healing with Grace


ACC Registered

22 Meihana Street, Takaka www.takakachiropractic.com


027 732 4476 Tuesdays & Fridays

Readings with Master Reader Nate

021 158 2357

Reiki Master: healer

Chiropractor Inga Schmidt

MSc (Chiro), DC, MNZCA

021 180 7789

Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St

www.healthfocus.co.nz ACC registered

Grace Shields 021346642 ♥ 5258106 BTSM, RMT MNZ

Gift Vouchers Available

Grant Watson

Manipulative Physiotherapist

Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

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.

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

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 Mondays. 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. Ph 525 8870.

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

PROOFREADING and writing services. Documents, blogs, articles, marketing. Ph Hannah 027 334 2247.

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

Healing with Grace &

021 346642 ♥ 525 8106

Lolly Dadley-Moore RCST, PACT Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Specialising to optimise health, resolve pain, trauma and injury. Working with individuals, children and babies.

www.inbodyhealth.co.nz ꟾ info@inbodyhealth.co.nz

Ph 027 338 9504


471 Abel Tasman Drive, Motupipi

The Ray White Team "Teamwork divides the tasks and multiples the success" Unknown Working as a team, helps us to provide the best service possible to all our clients and customers. In our office, its doesn't matter who you speak with, as we are all working together for a common cause. We are local people, helping to secure best price possible for your biggest asset.

Final Open Home For Sale: SET DATE OF SALE: Closes 1pm, Thur 11th Feb 2021- Will not be sold prior Open Home: Saturday 6th February 11.00 - 11.30am SURPRISE! • Study • Three Bedrooms • Miniature Bush walk • Open plan kitchen and living • Pond and water feature • Cubbie House • Close to Motupipi School • Glasshouse • Pohara Cyclelane

Whether, it's Billy and Sam at the open homes, viewings and property appraisals, Clarissa in the office answering the phone and emails, or Jenna looking after our clients rental properties, we are a tight-knit unit providing a service to our community. Why We’re Better Together: 1. Working together facilitates idea generation and creativity 2. Teamwork improves productivity, efficiency and brings better results 3. Working in teams boosts morale and motivation 4. Blends complementary strengths 5. When we work together, we learn faster 6. Teamwork relieves stress and builds trust 7. Working together improves customer service

"Great things in business are never done by one person, they are done by a team of people" Steve Jobs

Three solds in one week!!! The market is busy!!! Please get in touch if you're planning to buy or sell; We'd love to help.

We can support you because we support each other!

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

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko


GARAGE SALE. Waitangi Sunday, 266 Patons Rock Road. Iron bedsteads, bar fridge, two bikes, fishing gear, shearing gear, Swanndris, lawn mower, vacuum, jigsaws, various nuts, bolts, fittings, and much more stuff.

NEW LISTING/OPEN HOME Sunday 7 February 1-2pm

GOLDEN Bay Glass. In Collingwood every Thursday. Ph 525 7274.

SLEEPOUT /extra room/office, 10sqm, lined and insulated. For further details or viewing ph 525 9914. HEIFER grazing available, up to 40 head, Takaka area. Ph 525 8764.

SMARTWAVE 3500, grey, 2016, factory trailer, Parsun 15hp, oars, anchors, rods, lifejackets, motor spares plus more. Great boat. $7250. Ph 525 6233. MITSUBISHI Lancer station wagon, 2006, 133,500m, reg, WOF, $3500. Ph 027 672 1648. CORNER computer desk, $25. Ph 525 9301. 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.

Ray White Golden Bay Property Management

763 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara

If you haven't already received the latest Landlord Information Pack - now is the time to get in touch! The rental sector is facing the biggest changes in recent history and it's never been more important to know your rights and responsibilities - as a landlord and a tenant! If you would like a copy of any of our free resources please don't hesitate to get in touch.

In a magical location, JUST steps away from the beach, you must check out this 2 bedroom cottage, nicely positioned on a 809m2 site, making the most of the sea views & sunsets. A great spot – turn left & head along the walking track to the golf course, or turn right & head down to the store, cafes or harbour. OR, if you’d rather build – we have both bases covered! Ask me about the vacant adjacent site – 761 Abel Tasman Drive – also available on a separate 812m2 title. Call me for details, I would love to help make it yours! Deadline Sale: 1pm 17 February 2021 (NSP)

Jenna Bowden - 027 525 7229 - jenna.bowden@raywhite.com

www.goldenbayproperty.com Ref: GB3817 Agent: Paul McConnon ph 0275 042 872


Licensed Agents REAA 2008. 50 Commercial Street, Takaka


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


Contact your local Latitude Homes builder today:

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MY son and I and our perfectly behaved dog are looking for a place to call home, long term. Ideally would like to live a little country and have some privacy and peace. My son works two jobs and I work at the local dump. Ph Jonathan 022 361 2456. LOCAL man, good character, two weeks from homeless. Ph 022 450 3675. MATURE single male, permanent accommodation. Have references. Ph 020 4120 0710.


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




EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē ANATOKI SALMON fishing and cafe. Catch your own lunch or order from the menu. Open every day from 10am. www. anatokisalmon.co.nz

Contracting Division Vacancies Operators & Trainees With an increasing workload in our Contracting division Sollys requires additional staff with the following skills: About the positions: Based out of our Takaka Depot, you will be working with and learning from our Contracting Crew as a General Hand or you may already have some Machine Operator experience. If you are willing to learn you will be trained in the operation of Excavators and other heavy machinery. This is a great pathway to build a career with Sollys as a Machine Operator. About you: You will be the kind of person who is motivated to learn and one who has the confidence to ask questions when necessary. With a keen interest in the civil contracting industry, you will be comfortable stepping into our fast paced and safety compliant environment. You will have a Full Class 1 Driver Licence and if you have a Class2+ and WTR these are beneficial, although not essential. Training will be provided to the successful applicants. What’s on offer: • A stable working environment with a reliable employer • Full PPE, safety gear and uniform provided • Training, development and the opportunity to gain qualifications – all offered to support your career growth • An opportunity to join a great team that loves a laugh but gets the job done This is a great time to join the Sollys Team and take the next step in your career with an organisation committed to the lifelong development of our people. How to apply? If this sounds like the job for you, email your CV to hr@sollys.co.nz. Alternatively, drop your CV into the Sollys Depot today!

COLLINGWOOD TAVERN. 11am-7pm, Sunday-Thursday; 11am-late, Friday and Saturday. Live music - check out our Facebook page for details.

GALLERIES / Whakakitenga


Fine Landscape Paintings - Reproduction Giclee Prints Studio Gallery of Peter Geen

COURTHOUSE CAFE, Collingwood. Open 7 days, 8am-4pm. Open both public holidays but no pizzas Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights, 4-6 February. 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, 7 days, 9am- 8.30pm. 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. KORORA’S NEST, Pohara. Open 7 days for coffee, lunch, snacks, drinks and dinner. Monday-Friday, 11am- late; Saturday, Sunday, 9am-late. Ph 03 970 3291. NUGGET CAFE Mangarakau, open 11am-4pm, TuesdaySunday. Closed Mondays. Ph 524 8051. OLD SCHOOL CAFE, Pakawau. Open 4pm-late Wednesday, Thursday; 11am-late Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday. Ph 524 8457. O’SHA, open Tuesday-Sunday, lunch 11.30am-2.30pm and dinner 5-9pm. Ph 525 6117. PALMVILLE CAFE, Wainui Bay. “The hidden gem.” Entry off Wainui Falls car park. Visit Facebook and Instagram. Open 7 days, 11am-5pm. Ph 525 8311. STAY AWAY CAFE (formerly MAD Cafe) reopened, 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 6 days from 8.30am, closed Monday. Ph 525 9396. TOTOS CAFE & PIZZERIA. Open 10.30am-5pm, closed Fridays. Totaranui hill, ph 039 707 934.

76 Boyle Street (Golf Course Rd) Clifton, Takaka. Ph 525 7007. Open 10am-5pm. www.earthseagallery.com

CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAYS SACRED Heart Catholic faith community celebrates Mass at 5pm each Sunday. All welcome. GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them each Sunday, 10am at Takaka and 4.45pm at Collingwood. ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for morning worship and communion at 10am. Service provided by Rev Janet Marsh.

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.

WHOLEMEAL CAFE, open 7 days for dine-in meals and takeaways, 7.30am-3pm.


Takaka Church of Christ

Hours – 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere TUESDAY 9 FEBRUARY BADMINTON, GBHS gym, 7-9pm. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007.

LEARNING / Akonga / Huarahi ako/mahi

The National Breast Screening Programme, BreastScreen Aoteaora, provides screening mammography services for women aged 45 to 69 years. The position includes; reception duties, data entry and general administration. The person we are seeking will have: • Experience as a telephonist • Ability to work independently • A good command of the English Language • Excellent data entry/computer skills • Excellent communication and organisational skills • Be a team player willing to contribute to our values • Ideally experienced working in health • Experience with Concerto Breast Screening database an advantage, but not essential • An empathy with women’s health and cultural issues is essential A job description is available on request. Applications, including a current CV and a covering letter, should be forwarded to: Joan Miles General Manager ScreenSouth Ltd, PO Box 25087, Christchurch 8141 Phone (03) 379 2411 or email to joan.miles@screensouth.nz Applications close Monday 1st March 2021 18

Sunday Service 10am

All Welcome ☺

TELEPHONIST – 40 hours/week (4-week contract) commencing 6th May to 4th June 2021 (approximate dates) The regional provider for the National Breast Screening Programme, BreastScreen South, requires a telephonist to work in Takaka on their mobile breast screening unit. Ideally this person will be available for the same position each year.

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

Theatre classes for kids, youth and adults with Martine Baanvinger

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 you can email us on admin@gbweekly.co.nz. Office hours are Monday-Wednesday, 9am-5pm. See our website www.gbweekly.co.nz to read past papers and for all details and pricing for adverts.

WEDNESDAY 10 FEBRUARY 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 11 FEBRUARY DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 9-11am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007. SENIOR CITIZENS MEETING, 2pm. Speaker: Dr Vic Eastman. All seniors welcome.

Acting, group games, confidence building, physical theatre training and creation of original performance For more information: dramalab.co.nz / 022 6523078

FRIDAY 12 FEBRUARY LOVE VIBRATION HEALING ARTS FESTIVAL. Free entry and stalls 12-17 February in cosmic Collingwood. Enquiries ph 021 107 6312. WOMEN’S NEW MOON HEART SHARING and Cacao Ceremony, 7-10pm, The Sandcastle. Set clear intentions and share from your heart in a safe space. Pre-purchase tickets are essential. Email: heartmedicinejourneys@gmail.com

LATER EVENTS 2021 LIVING WOOD FAIR, 17 and 18 April. Find us on Facebook and www.livingwoodfair.co.nz THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2021

The Mussel Inn Coming Up...

Sat 6th SONIC DELUSION Latin-infused, poplaced funky electroacoustic folk trio, $10 Thu 11th KAREN HUNTER - Ora.Vida.Life + MATIU TE HUKI - offer medicine for blood, bone, breath and heart, $10 Sat 13th SIKA + KOFFIE, 8pm, $10 Sun 14th ALPACA SOCIAL CLUB, $10 Wed 17th GOOD HABITS, $10


Thu 18th LIVE POETS/ACID ON THE MICROPHONE 7.30pm, koha, all welcome

A great Valentine’s Day gift. Share the experience with the one you love...

Sun 21st ESTÈRE, $22 tickets online Wed 24th FIONA PEARS & CONNOR HARTLEYHALL, $20 tickets online, $25 on the door Sat 27th SOAKED OATS, $20 tickets online, $25 on the door

Programmes to listen out for Kai Fest Motueka - Sunday 28 February rom 10:30am to 6pm on Goodman Field, next to the Motueka Rec Centre on Old Wharf Road. A huge range of food and food-related stalls will be running throughout the day, and a series of stalls and displays will be set up to showcase and educate about the food we grow here.

Zara Pedersen was the delighted winner of the Onekaka defibrillator fundraiser Many thanks to all who contributed!

UPCOMING GIGS & EVENTS... Friday 5th February

Tempo Schmempo

Friday Focus - Mark Manson invites locals and other guests to discuss hot topics and issues of interest, plus share some of their favourite music. Kindly supported by Sollys Golden Bay Dolomite. Airs Fridays at 2pm with a new episode every 2 weeks.

TWOTOTANGO (VINYL SET) // CHRIS B // MORE TBC Saturday 6th February

RUBITA (live)


Sunday 7th February

The Jam Takaka Join Hazel Molloy and friends on The Jam, with interesting topics of conversation, really good music, and information about youth-oriented events and opportunities in The Tasman District. The Jam Takaka is kindly supported by the Tasman Youth Council and airs every second Wednesday afternoon at 5pm and replays the following Sunday morning at 1am.

bob marley birthday special HOSTED BY: GALANJAH Friday 12th February

MATIU TE HUKI Sunday 14th February

worldbeat 12PM - LATE


admin@gbweekly.co.nz Phone 027 525 8679


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




Golden Bay weather forecast


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Valid from Friday 5 until Tuesday 9 February Friday: Light southerlies although sea breezes during the afternoon. Fine and becoming mild. Saturday: Sea breezes from late morning. Fine and warm during the afternoon. Sunday: Light winds apart from daytime sea breezes. Mainly fine and warm. Monday: Light winds, northerly later. Some high cloud otherwise fine and warm. Tuesday: Northeasterlies. Cloud thickening and some drizzly rain likely from late morning. Sollys Contractors are proud sponsors of this weather forecast.

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




Ph: (03) 525 8800


OFFERS OVER $869,000

This property is ‘move in’ ready & has all you need to make your permanent or holiday living a dream. Sitting on a 914m2 section with good off-street parking & room for the boat etc. The 3 bdrms are all of good size & the house is all totally wheel chair friendly with wet floor shower in one bthrm & ramps into the house. An awesome deck that stretches along the entire front of the house, allows you to enjoy some snippets of sea views! Call me for further details on this lovely Ligar Bay property. Ref: GB3807 Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577 or sarah@goldenbayproperty.com

OPEN HOME Sunday 1.00 - 2.00pm


Deadline Sale: 1pm 17/02/2021 (NSP)

But the options have been limited? We are really excited to bring to the market this 812m 2 site, just steps away from the beach. It really is a one of a kind & awaits a beautiful beach build. A primo location in a vibrant seaside community. If you’d rather not embark on a building project, check out the bach next door @ 763 Abel Tasman Drive, also for sale separately on its own 809m2 title. Call me to discuss the options. Ref: GB3817 Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or paul@goldenbayproperty.com





James Mackay 027 359 0892 or james@goldenbayproperty.com

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

Expressions of Interest requested in Stage 1, comprising ten lots ranging in size from 585sqm to 1035sqm. A magical location elevated above Pōhara Beach. Enjoy the best of both worlds – far enough away from the summer activity below, yet close enough to wander down & be part of it all if you wish. Memories in the making right here! Call now – we would love to talk you through the possibilities & keep you up-to-date with progress. Ref: GB3810


Modern, three bedroom, two bathroom, two storey home located in the much sought after area of Clifton, boasting its own micro climate yet close to town, beach, & golf course. Well established park-like grounds, with tree lined driveway, offering glimpses of the mature well stocked orchard & fully fenced paddocks. With 4.09ha of land sufficient for grazing. Call me for further information or opportunity to view. Ref: GB3754


It’s been another busy week in the world of Real Estate. The latest R.V.’s are out and this has prompted a lot of reporting within the media. Our doors are always open if you’d like some feedback on this. If you are considering selling and want to have a chat, with one of our friendly, local, team, we’re only a phone call, or a click of a button away. Call us first and let’s talk.

Sharon McConnon Sales Manager 0275 258 255


Paul McConnon Salesperson 0275 042 872

Annie Telford Salesperson 0272 491 408



This boutique motel is located in the main street of Collingwood & successfully run by the present owners for 12 years, now is the time to pass the reins over to someone else. There are 3 motel units – all are very tidy with recent bathroom renovations. Also a 4 bdrm/2 bthrm managers accommodation with sea & estuary views. Call us for more information. Ref: GB3803 Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or Annie Telford 027 249 1408

Sarah-Jane Brown Salesperson 0274 222 577

James Mackay Principal / AREINZ / B.Com

027 359 0892

Belinda J Barnes Agent / AREINZ 021 236 2840


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The Golden Bay Weekly - 5 February 2021  

The Golden Bay Weekly - 5 February 2021