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Friday 19 February 2021

Black Stick swings by Bay

Golden Bay’s hockey players rubbed shoulders – and sticks – with one of New Zealand’s top players last week. Black Sticks goalkeeper Richard Joyce was in Takaka to bully-off a series of South Island workshops, part of a programme run by the Asia NZ Foundation. Speaking before the session, Richard explains that he recently returned to New Zealand from Belgium, where he plays for professional league side Racing Club de Bruxelles. “The season started in August but was stopped due to Covid after six games.” He hopes to rejoin his teammates when restrictions ease. “I’m looking to go back next season; the Belgian league is one of the best in the world.” He first stepped into the hockey goal after being inspired by his school coach. “I started in year 9; English ex-goalie Chris Lee ran amazing sessions – I loved it,” says Richard, who relishes being the last line of defence. “In cricket I was a wicket-keeper, in

football I was a goalie and in rugby I was a full back.” His relaxed and friendly demeanour belies this dedicated and competitive individual who has travelled the world, collected two Commonwealth Games silver medals and been part of the 2016 Olympic squad. “I went to Rio as the travelling reserve.” Although his masterclass takes place on the high school’s all-weather pitch, the 20 or so eager learners aren’t all students. GB Hockey Club junior coach Zara Pedersen, one of the more senior participants, is looking forward to getting back into swinging her stick. “This will be a good pre-season warm up.” Richard begins the session with a shooting practice drill in which players take turns to accept the ball before unleashing a strike at goal. Some shots are more powerful than others, but it’s not Richard trying to stop them; Motupipi School principal Lisa Malones is the one standing in the goal mouth dressed in full protective gear – and loving it. “It’s like a dream; I’ve watched him over the


last few years. It’s a real coup to have him in the Bay,” says Lisa from behind her face grill. Subsequent drills include attack versus defence scenarios and close-quarters skills. Keen youth player Anya Murray is clearly enjoying the workshop. “Some of these drills are completely new to me.” Zara is very grateful to Richard and says his visit is a massive boost for hockey in the Bay. “It’s really invaluable for the kids to be relating to and learning from someone at the top of their game like he is. What an opportunity. He was incredibly patient, kind and generous with his time.” Zara has also been very generous with her own time – coaching the Bay’s younger players for a number of seasons. But this year she is hoping to up her game by playing in Nelson. “I’ve reached the stage where I would benefit greatly from some coaching myself.” Her absence will create a vacancy for a junior coach. “If anyone is interested please contact me at zara.pixie@gmail.com,” says Zara.

In its first meeting of the new year, the Golden Bay Community Board (GBCB) covered a lot of old topics including freedom camping, seabird protection, coastal defence and the grandstand, but also unearthed something new. Public Forum Given the move to Covid Alert level 2, Tuesday’s format was tweaked slightly so that, for the most part, speakers were allowed into the boardroom of TDC ‘s Service Centre in Takaka one at a time, with Abbie Langford acting as usher as well as chairing the meeting. The first speaker to address public forum highlighted potentially serious implications of the Government’s Water Services Bill, which recently had its first reading and is currently out for consultation until 2 March. Mik Symmons explained that anyone who supplies water to any property other than their own will be classed as a water supplier and become subject to strict quality criteria along with associated ongoing compliance costs. The legislation, he believes, will affect many small local schemes. “There are a lot of informal arrangements in Golden Bay.” Mik’s request that the board provide feedback to the Select Committee, was later agreed, with TDC environment and planning manager Dennis Bush-King offering to draft a submission. On behalf of Forest and Bird Golden Bay, Cynthia McConville outlined plans to develop Taupata Gravel Reserve as a bird-watching site. The proposal, which is supported by Department of Conservation and TDC, involves extending current bunding to provide protection for birds, installing a hide, and adding explanatory signage. The funding is already available, thanks to a generous bequest, but Cynthia was seeking formal support from the board, which was granted. A few kilometres along the coast from Taupata, residents of Pakawau are also concerned about protection – of their homes. Chair of Pakawau Community Residents Association (PCRA) Nigel Lloyd was disappointed with TDC’s lack of progress in finding a solution to ongoing coastal erosion which threatens beachfront property. Referring to the minutes of the previous community board meeting, Nigel said it appeared that “no further action had been taken” to address the concerns of the PCRA. He sated that the PCRA has identified solutions and “expects a response from council and to work towards direct action to initiate effective coastal protection…” Continued on page 2

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Continued from page 1 Also on the subject of rocks, Duncan Cavaye questioned the legality of barriers placed recently at the Waitapu Bridge Reserve by New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to restrict camping activity. Quoting the relevant sections of the Tasman Resource Management Plan (TRMP) Duncan pointed out apparent non-compliances of the NZTA activity which he said were in clear breach of the policy’s conditions. He added that the resultant restriction of public access was causing upset in the community. “There’s a level of ill feeling.” During subsequent discussion, the board agreed that, although the site was supposedly manged by NZTA and Manawhenua ki Mohua, it should take an active role in developing a solution, and seek a meeting with NZTA. Project De-Vine’s Chris Rowse spoke in support of his organisation’s current application to the community board for $500 from GBCB’s discretionary fund. He explained that it was not so much about the money but the credibility it would provide in leveraging substantial grants from other organisations. “The fact that we get community support is important in applications… The Jobs for Nature application is for up to $700,000 and would provide employment for three years.” The board later agreed to award the funding. Forum regular Reg Turner tuned into the meeting via Zoom with three questions, all of which were easily answered. Reg began with the Waimea Dam. “What is happening? Is it being funded by Government, or just the ratepayer? The short answer from Dennis was, “Cost overruns are a council matter, nothing has changed.” Reg then reprised the subject of the Waitapu rocks, calling them “an eyesore”, likening them to “anti-tank defences”, and suggesting they “would be better off put on the beach at Pakawau”. He wanted to know who had paid for them – the answer being NZTA. His final point was about the council’s proposal to increase rates by 4-7 per cent. “What happened to the [3 per cent] rate cap?” Dennis explained that the rate cap issue would be part of the Long Term Plan discussions. Presentation – Marine Environment A five-person delegation from the recently-formed Golden Bay Marine Restoration Group gave a 10-minute overview of the group, including its aims and proposals for action. Group member Neil Wilson opened the presentation by stating the group’s overarching goal is “...to help Golden Bay marine waters return to maintaining sustainable fish stocks and provide protection of other marine life in general”. Neil summarised the decline in biodiversity including fish stocks, caused by a range of human activities, both on land and at sea, which are threatening ecosystem collapse, and suggested an inventory should be compiled of communities, ecosystems and natural features in need of protection and enhancement. He believes that TDC could and should play a significant role in conducting the required survey work. Neil highlighted Separation Point as an initial focus for the group’s work due to its importance as a marine ecosystem and its popularity with recreational fishers. Although commercial trawling and dredging has been banned, anchoring is causing damage to bryozoan coral formations on the seabed. The group proposes establishing a “no-anchor” zone, backed up with signage and media coverage to encourage compliance. Group member John Davis moved on from talking about halting damage to the active restoration of marine habitat – through the deployment of man-made structures. “The use of artificial reefs is well proven,” said John. “We are exploring the possibilities for locating artificial reef balls at appropriate sites and seeding of existing beds within the zones area of separation point to encourage this habitat restoration.” He then

made a request. “We want the community board and TDC to be partners to achieve a community-based grass-roots project to restore the marine environment for the benefit of all.” As part of its strategy John said the group will make a formal submission to the Tasman Environment Plan “so hopefully it gets the council to think about it”. Chair’s report Although last Christmas was but a few weeks ago, the board were keen to sort out festive decorations for the next one. One possibility is for GBCB to work with Golden Bay Promotion Association in a joint funding and management approach, but there are other options. Abbie agreed to explore possibilities before making a proposal. No community board meeting would be complete without a long discussion on freedom camping – and this one did not disappoint. The focus of this latest debate was on a recent report issued by TDC regulatory manager Adrian Humphreys following a workshop attended by councillors and community board members. The sentiment expressed around the table was that the report, which promotes establishing a freedom camping “hub” in Golden Bay, does not accurately reflect the views of GBCB, councillors or the wider community. Consequently the board passed a resolution stating that it is not in favour of such a hub and supports the council’s position of discouraging non-self-contained vehicles to stay in places other than registered campgrounds. In addition, the resolution also called for stricter enforcement of the Freedom Camping Bylaw, and shifting resources from ambassador roles to compliance activity. Board member updates GBCB member Averill Grant raised another perennial and controversial subject – the grandstand. She began by reporting that many visitors at the A&P Show had commented on the “eyesore” of the dilapidated squash courts and wanted to see some action on their removal and work done to allow the grandstand to be functional by year end. “We want to have it for the 125th A&P Show.” She believes that some of the $440,000 Lotteries grant was allocated to the demolition of the squash courts so there shouldn’t be any financial constraints. Councillor Chris Hill said she was having a meeting with “key council staff” in order to establish a time-line for the project, and commented that “community funding will accelerate the process”. Dennis pointed out that other sources of funding were available for the restoration. “There is still money in the council budget for completion of the Rec Centre.” Following a lengthy discussion, a resolution was passed in which the GBCB requested council agree to bring the grandstand up to a minimum standard – including the removal of the squash courts – in time for the 125th A&P Show in January 2022. Averill’s fellow board member Grant Knowles raised three minor issues; the encroachment of weeds onto the Pohara cycleway (now sorted); the desire to hold a GBCB meeting at Onetahua Marae (to be organised by Grant); and the attendance of GBCB members at this weekend’s Civil Defence course. Board member Dave Gowland highlighted the disruption caused by the reconfiguration of the junction between Meihana Street and Commercial Street, which is technically a trial. “The work doesn’t look temporary to me,” said Dave who questioned who would have input in the decision to make the changes permanent. “Is there going to be any community input?” He also pointed out that, like many new initiatives, it wasn’t entirely novel. “We did a similar trial about 30 years ago and it didn’t work.” The next GBCB meeting starts at 9.30am on Tuesday 9 March at the Collingwood Fire Station.

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Despite the Covid resurgence, one of the oldest schools in Tasman District has hit the new term on a sparkling high note. A number of innovations over the past few months have made a “world of difference” to Motupipi School. Renovation of the office was completed just in time for Term One. Extensive rot was discovered in that part of the building, resulting in the unexpected replacement of whole beams, walls and old wiring. As per the original plans, there is now a more user-friendly entrance to the school, and a workspace for teachers on their Classroom Release days. This new room is located in the old “out of sight, out of mind” office of principal Lisa Malones, whose new office is now up front, close to the school gate. “We’re absolutely rapt,” beams Lisa. “I Motupipi School Principal Lisa Malones in front of her brand new office located near can’t even begin to express what a glorious the school gate. Photo: Anita Peters. workspace I now have, so accessible to the parents. What an absolute joy it’s been for the beginning of that will inevitably lower power costs. As an Enviroschool of the year.” many years, Motupipi is about to become even more ecoHot water has also been installed throughout all the conscious. classrooms and toilets. The senior classes have new carpet In addition, Lisa says her staff are well prepared for the and bookshelves, and the staff room has been painted and re-emergence of Covid, assisted by the recently installed hot recarpeted. A new medical room is now located next to water and an increase in cleaning hours. The pool has been reception. closed to the community, and both the triathlon plus the Meet The swimming pool has a new heat pump thanks to last the Teachers Pool and Fun Picnic scheduled for this week are year’s hugely successful plant sale, and funds are currently postponed until further notice. being sought for a pool cover and sunshade. As a community “We want to make this as easy as we can; keep the stress resource, this pool gets plenty of use now that the heater has factor low, not just for the kids but also for their families,” says prolonged each end of the swimming season. “Which does Lisa. obviously raise our costs significantly because we’re paying In the meantime, anyone curious about the school is for the chlorine and power,” adds Lisa. welcome to pop in and see Lisa any time at all. However, another “phenomenal” huge advance for the “They can’t help it because they would walk straight past school has been a grant to install $50,000 worth of solar panels my new office,” she laughs.

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Soaked Oats are a young four-piece band that percolated into existence in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2017. Catapulted by their infectious and joyful shows and fast-evolving songwriting chops, the band’s profile and fanbase are on a steep rise. The band - alongside some special guests - are dipping their literal and musical toes into the warm waters of Golden Bay for the first time, playing at the legendary Mussel Inn on Saturday 27 February. Having spent the better part of a year working away at their debut album, they will be taking a break from the process for some on-stage amplified catharsis. The indie sludge-pop group have become known for endearing live performances, shows that have granted them access to tours throughout the UK and America. The band’s single Coming Up was discovered by indie-rock icon Sharon Van Etten who shared to her 90,000-plus fans and led to sell-out shows across Australasia. This traction continued into 2020 with the band appearing on main stages at both Laneways and WOMAD. Catch them before summer slips into autumn and they retreat into a cavernous studio to continue their sonic experiments.

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planning documents. Th e LT P h a s to b a l a n ce providing the ser vices and infrastructure needed, including contributing to community wellbeing, with what is affordable for our district. We manage $1.3 billion worth of infrastructure, have a district population of 52,400 people, 9,616 km2 of land area, and a median income of $28,800 - a large district with a relatively small population and low income. Th e D ra f t LT P h a s b e e n d e ve l o p e d b a s e d o n e a r l y community input through the 2020 Vision process, plus a number of councillor workshops where the plans for various activities, their associated budgets and the impact on overall finances have been considered. The consultation document and supporting information will be ready for community input from 4 March to 6 April 2021. Hearings will be held from 19-21 April 2021, including in Takaka, where you have the opportunity to speak to the hearing panel. The panel will then deliberate in May. This will be your opportunity to have your say before the final adoption of the Long Term Plan to let us know whether we have got the balance of service and cost and rates and net debt right. You can contact council via ltp@tasman.govt.nz The next Strategy and Policy Committee meeting will be held in Takaka on 4 March at 9.30am at the Recreation Centre. Phone 022 364 6745, email chrisp.hill@tasman.govt.nz

POLICE REPORT Kia ora koutou te whanau • 11 February: Takaka Police assisted Manawhenua ki Mohua and DOC with the recovery and reburial of koiwi exposed by erosion and located by a tramper in the Abel Tasman National Park. If you find human bones please advise Police immediately so that we can ensure the proper processes take place and the bones are treated with the appropriate respect and dignity. • 13 February: A large bag of clothing and hangers from one of the market stalls was accidentally left behind by the stall owner and not there when she returned to collect it. If you know where this bag is, please advise Takaka Police. • 14 February: A 22-year-old male was arrested for indecent assault following an incident at a music rave in the Cobb Valley. All parties were spoken to and a formal warning was deemed appropriate in the circumstances. Concerning to police were the number of members of the public wanting to take the matter into their own hands and deal out some summary justice. Police take a dim view of this sort of vigilante behaviour, as do the courts. It’s all too easy to get your facts wrong and jump to conclusions. Report what you know and leave the rest to us. • 14 February: A Motueka female who had been attending the same rave suffered a mental health episode and

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Seaweed has been used to aid food production since Roman times. It is an excellent source of nutrients for soil and plant health. There are three groups of seaweed: red, green and brown, with a vast number of species within these groups. New Zealand alone has 850 native species of seaweed. These vary in shape, size and concentration of nutrients. As a product, seaweed has been processed into liquid fertiliser form, beginning with Maxicrop in Britain since the 1950s. In Australia and New Zealand, the predominant seaweed species used in production of seaweed extracts are Ascophyllum nodosum (knotted kelp), Durvillaea potatorum (Southern bull kelp), Ecklonia maxima (sea bamboo kelp) and E radiata. However, any seaweed picked up from the seashore will provide benefit to the soil and subsequently aid plant health and yield. Benefits of seaweed 1. Rich in nutrients. Good amounts of potassium, some nitrogen, phosphorus, magnesium, iodine, calcium, and many trace minerals. Minerals have a critical role in plant development and enhance food nutrition. 2. Contains many plant growth regulators or phytohormones: auxins, cytokinins, ethylene, gibberellins, abscisic acid and more. These act as plant biostimulants, increasing photosynthesis and growth. USDA research shows cytokinins may play a role in insect resistance. 3. Has various amino acids that improve microflora growth, promoting soil microbial activity. 4. Studies identify certain substances that help improve soil structure. Jelly-like alginates in brown seaweeds bind soil particles together. These polysaccharides also stimulate root growth and trigger the plant’s defence mechanisms. Water-holding capacity is improved. 5. Disease prevention is enhanced. An Australian study showed that regular application of seaweed extract (Seasol) increased Brassica crops’ resistance to clubroot (Plasmodiophora brassicae) and reduced fungal disease (Sclerotinia minor) on lettuce, beans and cabbage. 6. Stress tolerance is boosted by the presence of betaines and proline (quaternary ammonium molecules). Climate change is creating more variable weather patterns and events like droughts. 7. The above benefits also result in improved animal health. Applications Fresh seaweed collected from the coastline can be utilised in a number of ways. • Mulching: Adding various seaweeds to the soil around plants (especially vegetables and fruits) aids healthy growth and helps conserve soil moisture. Use seaweed as soon after harvest for best results. Rinsing off the salt is not necessary as salt is also beneficial, although avoid mulching young seedlings. Chopping up large seaweeds like kelp hastens decay and makes it easier to spread about. Crops that like seaweed are Brassicas, Alliums (onions, garlic, leeks), beans and peas, tomatoes, potatoes and asparagus. • Compost: Seaweed acts as a conditioner in compost, due to the broad range of nutrients, phytohormones and alginates that all aid biological activity. Apply it thinly while layering the compost pile with other ingredients like hay, weeds, manure and water. • Seaweed meal: Dried seaweed can be used as a feed supplement around crops, and for poultry and larger animals

Fresh kelp washed up on the beach. Photo: Darrin Searancke.

too. It does however lose some of its benefits in being dried, but can be stored for ongoing use. • Liquid seaweed: Two-thirds fill a 200-litre drum with seaweed. Add water and stir regularly. It is ready to use when a mouldy film appears on the surface after a month or so. Unless you have a CF (ionic conductivity) meter which measures concentration of nutrient ions then just dilute the brew to a weak tea in a watering can. Apply to the soil around crops. Do this weekly during the growing season, early in the morning. Seeds (sweet corn, peas and beans) can be soaked in seaweed solution prior to planting. • Foliar spray: Filter liquid seaweed through a fine sieve into a sprayer. Again, ensure concentration is diluted well, as strength is unknown when using home-made brews. There are a number of seaweed concentrates available on the market these days made primarily from the three main strains mentioned above, along with Undaria pinnatifida or wakame (which is what nori is made from). It is now a weed in New Zealand waters. Jill Bradley, of Ocean Organics and AgriSea, has used Ecklonia radiata since the 1990s to supply seaweed nutrition solutions for horticulture and more recently agriculture. “Seaweed is both a sustainable resource – we use only seaweed that washes up on the shore – and economical. It’s a nutrient ‘feast’, a smorgasbord for soil biology, plant growth and health.” Another seaweed product on the market, BioPower, is another pure seaweed biostimulant extracted from fresh Ascophyllum nodosum, and is BioGo certified organic. Research does show BioPower concentrate is among the highest quality seaweed products available in New Zealand. “It really seems to help with the garlic rust if used regularly. It also increases the sweetness and flavour of fruit, especially berries”, says Jacqui Allen of Parapara Farm. The Rural Service Centre sells it in 600g packs called Eco-seaweed, which covers up to 6,600 square metres. Seaweed is a great complement to any nutrient management programme, whether you’re a home gardener, horticulturist or farmer. And enjoy the beach walk while you’re at it.

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GBHS students from 2020 Year groups 11 and 12 received NCEA Merit and Excellence endorsement certificates. Back, from left: Imogen Harris, Torres de Vos, Luca Turner, Phoebe Potts, Juan Castex-Arratia, Amelia Scotland, Stella Molloy, Aria Tomlinson, Grace O’Neill, Hazel Manson, Pippa Struck, Zoe Carlton, Nina Mitchison, Abbie McConnon, Maata Howard, Sara Rothwell, Anya Murray, Laura Johnson, Mo Balfour. Front, from left: Kaia Marsh, Jorja Boaz, Kaifi Muller-Murchie, Aidan Patching, Manu Bourgeois, Todd Ward, Sunny Xu. Photo: Ronnie Short. RONNIE SHORT

Awards recognising consistent high achievement by students were applauded during a Golden Bay High School assembly last Wednesday. Students from 2020 Year groups 11 and 12 (now in Years 12 and 13) received National Certificate of Educational Achievement Merit and Excellence endorsement certificates. For a NCEA certificate to be endorsed with Excellence, a student must gain 50 credits at Excellence level for that certificate. So, if a student has 50 Level 1 credits at Excellence they may have their Level 1 certificate endorsed with Excellence. Likewise, if a student gains 50 credits at Merit (or Merit and Excellence) at Level 1, their NCEA Level 1 certificate may be endorsed with Merit. Endorsement awards show on the Record of Achievement, which is an official transcript of all the New Zealand qualifications and standards that a person has achieved, as reported by NZQA-accredited education organisations and universities. Certificate endorsement is calculated in January each year on the release of external results. Nationally, there are no limits

to how many students can earn endorsed certifications. GBHS certainly produced a good number of high-level achievers at merit and excellence levels across both year groups. The students gathered proudly to have their group photos taken for the school newsletter (the Goldie, available online www.goldenbayhighschool.org.nz). Manu Bourgeois, GBHS head boy for 2021, stated, “I was just three points off gaining an Excellence.” His personal challenge will be working hard to close that gap this year. Level 1 Merit Endorsements: Torres de Vos, Pippa Struck, Luca Turner, Laura Johnson, Sara Rothwell, Anya Murray. Excellence: Juan Castex-Arratia, Imogen Harris, Kaia Marsh, Grace O’Neill, Phoebe Potts, Stella Molloy, Nina Mitchison, Maata Howard. Level 2 Merit Endorsements: Zoe Carlton, Manu Bourgeois, Abbie McConnon, Sunny Xu, Hazel Manson, Jorja Boaz, Amelia Scotland, Kaifi Muller-Murchie. Excellence: Aria Tomlinson, Mo Balfour, Todd Ward, Aidan Patching.

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The sun climbed into the sky on 1 January 2021 above a world more changed than could ever have been imagined one year ago. Despite last year’s social media domination by the twin catastrophes of the coronavirus pandemic and the injurious death throes of a divisive US Presidency, the online world still became the preferred environment for millions of us. For New Zealanders, the digital world appeared to become a port in a storm as the real world became increasingly uncertain and disturbing. According to information released by statista.com last October, there were 4.43 million social media users in New Zealand in 2020, an increase of 80,000 from the previous year. By the middle of 2020, (post Covid Level-3 lockdown) almost half of that number (47%) had increased their social media use, ahead of Australia (38%), Britain (also 38%), and even the United States (36%). Social media statistics accumulators Hootsuite, We Are Social and NapoleonCat have released data showing where most New Zealanders spent their time during our Covid-intensified relationship with the Internet. Familiar favourite Facebook continued to dominate in this country as the most popular social media platform, a steady increase of activity peaking in July last year with a record 3,397,000 New Zealand users. The Golden Bay Community Noticeboard group page certainly saw an increase in posts over the lockdown period. One administrator of the group, Amy Soulfire, reports that content from members was a mixed bag. “There was a lot of sharing of Covid-related articles, and people complaining about others breaking rules or resisting the rules themselves. Others were reaching out for connection, and more community-based things like offers of grocery runs for isolated people.” Fellow administrator Geoff Polglase recalls that his team was forced to use the “admin approval” mode as they received posts, dramatically increasing their workload but allowing them to weed out misinformation, fearmongering and inappropriate material. “We raced to approve the daily Covid update,” he says. The spread of anxiety-inducing conspiracy theories and misinformation were the less beneficial aspects of social media. A Massey University study last year revealed that 10% of the New Zealanders surveyed used social media as their main source of news. Unfortunately, “advice” (ranging from eating garlic and gargling with salt water as protection against Covid-19) and the potentially dangerous belief that the pandemic was a hoax to coerce mass vaccinations were also circulating on social media platforms. Eventually the call was heeded to filter this misinformation out, as the Golden Bay

Community Noticeboard admin team did. The wider destabilising influence of social media was never more apparent than in the tweets of former US President, Donald Trump. His divisive messaging averaged around 33 tweets per day in 2020, and Twitter permanently suspended his account on 8 January this year. This contrasted with NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s far more constructive use of Instagram, reinforcing the nationally unifying “team of five million” message to her 1.3 million followers during lockdown. The isolating effects of Covid-19 restrictions made no distinction with age groups, and social media platforms more popular with youth soared in popularity. New Zealand Instagram use continued to increase beyond lockdown, closing in on two million users by the end of the year. Video-sharing network TikTok became the most downloaded app here in March 2020. Golden Bay High School student Lily Parker found TikTok to be a welcome diversion throughout lockdown, but it wasn’t the sole extent of her social media activity during this challenging time. “My friends and I would FaceTime a lot more than usual because we wouldn’t see one another for over a month. It was good to talk face to face, and although lockdown didn’t really affect our friendships, we did miss each other.” As the familiar ritual of the school term suddenly vanished, Lily, like many other students, suffered from heightened anxiety as she kept up with daily coronavirus cases in the news. “My friends and I would talk about it, and how we weren’t getting out of lockdown anytime soon. I’d scroll through my feed to see what everyone else had been doing, because people posted their own Instagram stories. It was reassuring to know that others were going through the same thing, but it didn’t really help.” Despite the anxiety daily news feeds brought, Lily still feels that social media had some benefit during lockdown. “Maybe it helped distract people while everything was going on,” she concludes. “Overall, I think social media could be both good and bad, but it was mostly positive.” There were many happy, if correctly socially distanced reunions at Golden Bay High School when Covid restrictions finally lifted. And against all expectations, the school year even reached a high point when its annual ball finally proceeded at end of October after being postponed three times. It might come as little surprise that another of the most downloaded apps in New Zealand last March was videoconferencing platform Zoom. No longer able to speak face-toface with co-workers and staff, people seemed to replace inperson workplace interaction with Zoom calls almost overnight. The popularity of “Zoom memes for Self Quarantines”, a Facebook group with over 800,000 members, underlines the



“port in the storm” during Covid pandemic

Golden Bay High School student Lily Parker found FaceTime was a valuable way of keeping in touch with friends while school was closed due to quarantine. Photo: Alistair Hughes. Yoga instructors Kerryn Easterbrook and Toni Hutton (standing) used Zoom to bring classes into people’s homes during lockdown. Photo: Supplied.

app’s status as a trend that happened to peak as the coronavirus shut down face-to-face interaction across the world. Bay Yoga also utilised the video-conferencing app for virtual yoga classes on Sunday mornings during quarantine, an innovation which might have surprised Zoom’s developers. “We thought, collectively, that it would be really nice to offer yoga for people, especially in that stressful time,” recalls instructor Kerryn Easterbrook. “We made our first session free, because we really had no idea how it was going to go. I’m not a great technology person, so it took me a little bit out of my comfort zone, but it was good to learn something new.” Kerryn and other instructors such as Toni Hutton found that their willingness to engage with the concept paid off, as eager homebound students (and sometimes inquisitive pets) joined the yoga sessions from all over Golden Bay. “We got a very good response and people seemed to really enjoy it. Some didn’t turn their cameras on and just did it by sound, and with other people you got to see where they lived, and meet their cats! “As an instructor it felt really great to give people access to a class held by someone they were familiar with, rather than going on to some impersonal internet yoga video. “Aside from yoga, I had a couple of online parties with locked-down friends using Zoom. We dressed up in our own homes, and danced to music videos that we’d all sync-up on YouTube. It was hilarious and so much fun, and another example of the connectedness which Zoom brought into our lives.” There was some thought of continuing Zoom yoga classes post lockdown for people apprehensive about leaving their bubbles to be in close proximity with others in a small yoga studio, but this didn’t prove necessary. Meanwhile, Golden Bay High School teachers kept in touch with their students during lockdown through Google’s videoconferencing software, Google Meet. Class video meetings could involve between 20 to 30 students in their homes, and last up to an hour. Teaching, group discussion and reassurance continued during the most unusual school break anyone had ever experienced. Our pandemic-enhanced leisure time reclaimed the expression “Netflix and chill” with the streaming service becoming the seventh most downloaded app last March. Not surprisingly, 57% of New Zealand internet users reported increased TV viewing. The pandemic, however, couldn’t halt Kiwi DIY. Lockdown generated a substantial increase in the popularity of “how-to” online tutorial videos. Statistics show that 34% more women and 32% more men searched this content than prior to the coronavirus pandemic. An unforeseen side effect of lockdown was that homebound

New Zealanders also created more of their own online and visual material. This was never more apparent than at last November’s annual allshorts Short Film Festival in Takaka, which saw a record number of entries. Village Theatre manager Rae McDowell believes that the national quarantine allowed locked-down film-makers more time to indulge and focus on their passion. “We even had some entrants entering up to four films,” she said. Although these featurettes were shown in the traditional sense to a cinema audience, the work of winning film-makers like Pete Blasdale and John Herd also finds its way onto videosharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo. And last May, New Zealand stuntwoman Zoe Bell created the YouTube video “Boss B*tch Fight Challenge ” to literally “kick lockdown boredom” with her famous friends (including fellow Kiwi Lucy Lawless). Since its upload, the celebrity-studded short has gained almost three million views. With retail outlets and other traditional systems of trade closed down, online shopping and associated social media promotion experienced a huge upswing during quarantine. Ben Bonoma, co-owner of Takaka’s Dancing Sands Distillery, politely described his initial reaction to lockdown on his business as “Oh dear…” “We’d lost the duty-free channel with no real sign of that opening up again,” explains Ben, “and that was a big part of our business. We also lost retailers for those six weeks, and the local bars and restaurants which we had put so much effort into supporting. And of course our cellar door was “shot” as well, so that was pretty scary.” But upon reflection, he and his partner Sarah decided to use social media to their advantage and try to turn the situation around. “We thought that we would just be open and honest with folks on social media…start to open up our lives and how that intersects with the business quite a bit more. I think that the story that we were telling resonated. Which was: we are a husband and wife team who have two little kids at home. We’re trying to make this work, and a lot of our problems are pretty similar to those of our audience.” The strategy worked and Dancing Sands Distillery quickly doubled their social media following, and almost quadrupled online sales. “The increased online revenue is great, but the real benefit is that it allows us to get to know our customers much better, rather than dealing through an intermediary,” adds Ben. “I think the ‘queuing consumer’ has become a bit more comfortable with purchasing alcohol online, and with online shopping in general.” That is certainly an accurate assessment according to a survey held by NZ Post. It seems 170,000 New Zealanders

shopped online for the first time during the first six months of 2020. Online shopping more than doubled when New Zealand moved into lockdown, and has seen an increase of 30% since 2019, suggesting that Covid-19 may have indelibly altered the way that Kiwis shop. In a wider sense, our use of social media during lockdown may have changed us all. The apps we downloaded, online groups we joined, internet friendships we formed and new ways we learned to work have all helped create a different nation than the one that entered Level 3 quarantine last May. But only time will tell as to whether we will be the better for it.

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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 Mondays. 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. Ph 525 8870. CAROLYN Simon, Craniosacral therapist, naturopath, medical herbalist. For appointments or flower essences text 027 483 5865, ph 525 8544.

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.

ACUPUNCTURE: Japanese style, private and ACC, sculptural face lifting massage (new). Lynne Cooper, 54 Commercial St, Takaka, ph 027 221 0045.

Providing Transport, Construction and Earthmoving services since 1928

EARTHMOVING & CONTRACTING: House sites, driveways Culvert installations

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.

Drainage Land development Farm maintenance

Ph 525 9843

FOR ALL YOUR CARTAGE NEEDS: General Freight Storage Bulk Cartage Livestock

Phone 525 9843

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

Phone 525 9843


Dr Sally Dawson


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

Physiotherapist: Anel Baker Mondays, and Thursday mornings Phone: 021 0534 337

Readings with Master Reader Nate

021 158 2357

GARAGE sale. Sunday 21 February, 10am, 103 Parapara Valley Road, Takaka. Nail gun, ride-on lawn mower, large Husqvarna bush cutter, Spray tank 250 litres, 1.8x150 posts, old sewing machine, small compressor, chain saw, old lawn mower, wooden table and more. Ph 027 581 9895 to view earlier. FARMHOUSE furniture sale. At 80 Patons Rock Road, 9am on Sunday 21 February. Sale includes: eight-seater dining suite, large wooden desk, big blue armchair, matching bedside tables, kitchenware, men’s clothes and more. CAT and dog doors. Installed for you by Golden Bay Glass. 96 Commercial St. Ph 525 7274.

Reiki Master: healer

TIRFOR WINCH, three-ton pull. AIR COMPRESSOR on trolley, eight bar. RIDE-ON MOWER, John Deere L110, 17.5hp, $1500. TROLLEY for working under vehicles. Ph 027 373 8281.


FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348. PIANO, Bently, good condition, $500 ono. Stock aid batton stapler, good condition, $1000 ono. Retails for $1700+. Txt Renford 020 4078 9258.

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

SLASH your electricity bill. Install a grid-connect PV system. Professional design and install. Ph Paul Stocker, Azimuth Renewables, 525 6019.

BLINDS, blinds, blinds: sunscreen, blockout, translucent, venetians, verticals, duettes by Luxaflex, beauty is in the detail. Ph Tracey from Imagine designs for a free measure and quote 027 440 0071 or call in and view our blind stand and showroom next to GB Glass, Takaka.

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

MAZDA ute B2200, 1993, tidy, 190,000km, new WOF, $2750. Ph Ken 027 581 9895.

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

MITSUBISHI Lancer station wagon, 2006, 133,500km, WOF, reg. Four new tyres, battery, wheel alignment. $3000. Ph 027 672 1648.

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2 Rangihaeata Road, Takaka

TENDER Closes 4:00 p.m. Friday 12 March 2021 (unless sold prior) | VIEW: nzsothebysrealty.com/NEL00445 “Taumata” translates as the summit, or a hilltop resting place - a fitting name for this pinnacle location outside of Takaka. Spectacular views extend in all directions with Resource Consent granted for a stunning architecturally designed home. The land

is the perfect blend of native bush, grazing and orchards. With a spring water supply, stone entrance, established driveways, quality fencing and yards, a flat building site and new 4 bay shed all the groundwork has been done.

KYLIE JONES +64 21 152 8195 kylie.jones@nzsir.com Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated. Browns Real Estate Limited (licensed under the REAA 2008) MREINZ. Boundary lines indicative only.



57 Abel Tasman Drive, Takaka

List now while the market is "Hot"

New Listing/Open Home For Sale: SET DATE: Closes 1pm, Tues 11th March 2021- Will not be sold prior Open Home: Saturday 20th February 11.00 - 11.30am VOLUMINOUS VILLA ON HALF AN ACRE - Proudly brought to you, this multi-generational family home set on over half an acre of luscious soil - with no neighbours! This property is calling for new owners who need space, simplicity, and convenience, are you the new homeowner? Get in touch now to find out more and view at one of the open homes, this will not sell before 1pm, 11th March 2021.


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23 Haile Lane, Pohara Valley

What are you waiting for? If you’re thinking of selling, feel free to have a confidential chat with the team at Ray White Golden Bay.

New Listing/Open Home For Sale: TENDER: Closes 1pm, Tues 2nd March 2021- Will not be sold prior Open Home: Saturday 20th February 1.00 - 1.30pm CASTAWAY COTTAGE - Historical and humble, "Castaway" has been a much loved permanent home for my client for over 25 years, beautifully maintained, it was originally the single men's quarters for the cement works - oh if the walls could talk! We welcome you to view as soon as you can, the property is offered for sale, fully furnished, by closed Tender on 2nd March 2021.

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

PROPERTY AVAILABLE / Rawa watea RENTAL available, long term. Three-bedroom house in Takaka township available for rent from mid-April. $450/week. No pets or smokers. Email rental61@outlook.com for an application form. FURNISHED holiday home for short-term rent for one month in March in Rototai. Suit small family or couple. Ph 021 755 676.

PROPERTY WANTED / Rawa hiahia SINGLE mature male looking for permanent accommodation. Have references. Ph 020 4120 0710. PROPERTY or land (maximum 7ha) within 30 minutes’ of Takaka. Private, sunny, distant views. dth@slingshot.co.nz

Ray White Golden Bay Property Management 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.

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104 Bay Vista Drive, Pohara

FOR SALE: By Negotiation | VIEW: nzsothebysrealty.com/NEL00442 | KYLIE JONES +64 21 152 8195 kylie.jones@nzsir.com With my vendor’s motivation high and one foot already out the door, a fantastic opportunity now presents itself to secure this sensational smart home. Seeing is believing with this supremely well-designed, energy efficient and stylish home, make sure you take the opportunity to come to the Open Homes this weekend. From a sunrise coffee on the northern deck, alfresco meals in the sheltered inner courtyard or private spas by starlight, you can enjoy outdoor living, entertain with ease and bathe in the bliss

Open Homes: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Saturday 20 February 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Sunday 21 February Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated. Browns Real Estate Limited (licensed under the REAA 2008) MREINZ.


of this glorious location. Designed with superior insulation and utilising passive heating, the home is exceptionally economical to heat while under-tile heating, walk-in showers and double vanities add a touch of luxury to the bathrooms. For a professional couple the smart home is a dream. completely wired for TV satellite and data with a spacious office. The master bedroom is a sanctuary, with sumptuous en-suite and doors leading out to the spa deck.

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SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea PERMANENT front-of-house position at the Wholemeal Cafe. We are looking for someone, maybe two people to join our core team for the foreseeable future. This is a senior position, so experience is essential for this role. Current duty manager’s license a bonus. Hours range from 7am-5pm over 7 days per week, weekend work is a must. We are looking for an energetic, happy, confident, person who enjoys giving genuine good service to our customers. Get in touch with aydee@ wholemealcafe.co.nz or ph 027 770 0115 (during work hours).

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē THE MUSSEL INN. Open from 11am.

TOTALLY ROASTED, Pohara. Open 6 days from 8.30am, closed Monday. Ph 525 9396. WHOLEMEAL CAFE, open 7 days for dine-in meals and takeaways, 7.30am-3pm.

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ONEKAKA MUSIC FESTIVAL. Living Wood Fair wishes all a great time at the festival at Onekaka Hall today. Have fun, Liam. See you there!

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BADMINTON, REC PARK CENTRE, 7-9pm. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007. COMMUNITY AND WHANAU MONTHLY MEETING. 12– 1pm, Community Centre.

If you have a good work ethic, like working with people and have experience as a cleaner, we welcome your application. If any of the above sounds like you, please give us a call or send your CV and application to hr@nbph.org.nz or NBPH, PO Box 1776 Nelson 7040. Job description and application forms are available on http:// nbph.org.nz/careers/ For more information, please contact Anja van Holten - 03 5250108.

GALLERIES / Whakakitenga LIVING LIGHT CANDLES Tukurua Gallery will be closed this weekend. Gone fishing.


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

GOLDEN VOICE COLLECTIVE SINGING Welcome Home and Purea Nei at Village Green Friday evenings. Do you love to sing? Come sing your heart out in a safe, fun pop-up choir at the Takaka Village Green today, 5pm. Learn one easy harmony, and sing this classic Kiwi hit as a group. All music lovers welcome! This is a Golden Bay Voice Collective event lead by musicians Charlotte Squire and Richard Gall. No commitment needed. Next week we’ll sing the Maori folk song Purea Nei, same time, same place. Join us if you feel like singing and making friends. Suggested koha $5-$15.


We are looking for a suitably qualified candidate in the following CASUAL position:



UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT TRY OUR NEW A LA CARTE MENU Tapas & cocktails from 4pm Dinner from 6pm Neil & Katrina look forward to welcoming you!

818 Abel Tasman Dr, Pohara


525 7998

COSTUME HIRE. Playhouse, Park Avenue, 7-8.30pm. After hours ph Diane 525 8097, evenings. ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10am12.30pm, Onekaka Hall. ENERGY - 10 STEPS TO GETTING IT BACK, group discussion with integrative GP Dr Bruce Dooley. Bayridge Medical Centre, 14 Junction Street, Takaka, 6.30pm. 12 seats, RSVP ph 525 7125.

THURSDAY 25 FEBRUARY DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 9-11am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007.

LATER EVENTS MOTUEKA KAI FEST, connecting community, Sunday 28 February, 10.30am to 6pm, Goodman Reserve. Entry: gold coin koha. QUEST OUT WEST ROGAINE, 27 March, Kaihoka. See www. goldenbayatc.org

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

Sun 21st ESTÈRE - ‘electric blue witch-hop’ – The Archetypes tour, $22 tickets online POSTPONED DUE TO COVID LEVEL 2 Wed 24th FIONA PEARS & CONNOR HARTLEYHALL - gypsy jazz, $20 tickets online, $25 on the door

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

COURTHOUSE CAFE, Collingwood. Open 7 days, 8am-4pm. Pizzas Friday, Saturday nights, 5-7.30pm. Ph 524 8194. CURRY LEAF. Open 7 days, 12-8pm. Chef-made food, takeaway prices. Order online thecurryleaf.co.nz or ph 525 8481. DANGEROUS KITCHEN. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, 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.

LEARNING / Akonga / Huarahi ako/mahi KIDZTHEATRE, drama classes with qualified teacher. Ph/txt Ronnie 027 5555 937.

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 at 10am. Viesturs Altments.

Sat 6th TERROR OF THE DEEP, $10 Mon 8th to Sun 14th THE MUSSEL INN HOP HARVEST - all welcome!! Thu 11th QUIZ, 7.30pm Wed 10th IN THE SHALLOWS, $10 Sat 13th FORTY BELOW BLUES = MIKE GARNER & NEIL BILLINGTON, $10

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

Sat 20th DESOTOS, $10

OLD SCHOOL CAFE, Pakawau. Open 4pm-late Thursday, Friday; 11am-late Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Ph 524 8457.

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

O’SHA, open Tuesday-Sunday, lunch 11.30am-2.30pm and dinner 5-9pm. Ph 525 6117.


Wed 3rd CULTURE EMBASSY - 10-piece band playing Pan African music and roots reggae, $10

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

STAY AWAY CAFE (formerly MAD Cafe) reopened, where only the best will do. 8am to 8pm every day except Mondays. Ph 021 107 6312.



NUGGET CAFE Mangarakau, open 11am-4pm, Friday-Sunday. Ph 524 8051.

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.

Sat 27th SOAKED OATS - four-piece sludge-pop band, $20 tickets online, $25 on the door

Takaka Church of Christ

All Welcome ☺

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

Sunday Service 10am

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

Thu 18th LIVE POETS/ACID ON THE MICROPHONE, 7.30pm, koha Sat 20th MARCHFEST - first chance to try the PaiKaka native ale.

Pakawau Beach Park Cabins + powered and non-powered camping - ph 524 8308

Camp Shop 8am to 6pm

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Our next visit to Golden Bay is Wednesday 24 February



AORERE FLOWER SHOW Saturday 6 March at Pakawau Hall


Schedules available from:


NV Miller, Collingwood on the Spot, Earth Gems Takaka, BP Takaka or phone 524 8359 Entries to be in by 11am on 6 March

Show open to the public from 2-4pm Sales table, raffles, afternoon tea .

Programmes to listen out for


Forty Six and 2 - Matt and Maria start the weekend with some great rock music and the odd random track thrown in. Supported by Beggs Music Works and airs Friday evenings at 5, replaying Tuesday nights at 11. Now also airing on Radio Southland.

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

Bookings phone 525 8453

Film information may be found at www.villagetheatre.org.nz




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Saturday 27th February

Call to Worship - William Manu presents Call to Worship and proclaims to all peoples the everlasting gospel of God’s love in the context of the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14:6-12, and as revealed in the life, death, resurrection and high priestly ministry of Jesus Christ. It also includes treasured hymns of faith, hope and rejoicing in our Lord Jesus. It includes bible truths and the good news of the everlasting. Sunday mornings at 9am with a new episode every 2 weeks.

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Smooth Jazz - Smooth Jazz comes to us from Allan Kirk in Masterton and the title says it all. A very laid back, smooth jazz programme with just enough information about Allan’s choice of music. Saturday afternoon at 3pm.

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OPEN HOME Saturday 1.00 - 2.00pm


OPEN HOME Sunday 1.30 - 2.30pm

DEADLINE SALE: 2PM 11.03.2021 (NSP)

This 4 bedroom home is situated right in the heart of Takaka. You can’t judge this home from a drive by, as it is surprisingly spacious inside. Still relatively original it is waiting for someone to add their signature to it. Sitting on a 797m2 section with a garage and room to add vege garden etc. Great family home, close to schools & town. See you at my Ref: GB3811 Open Home on Saturday or call me to view.

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



DEADLINE SALE: 12pm 03.03.2021 (NSP)

Located at the top of Bay Vista Drive, is this 2031sqm block of land from where you are literally looking down onto Pōhara, but also having 360 degree views. From Tata Islands, around to the hills behind, down to the beach & then out across the horizon to see the western ranges. This is just ripe for development - ready for you to put your plans in place & bring in the builder! Call me for further information. Ref: GB3822 Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or belinda@goldenbayproperty.com



$3.75m+GST (if any)

Annie Telford 027 249 1408 or James Mackay 027 359 0892


Paul McConnon Salesperson 0275 042 872


Interest has been high 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

James Mackay 027 359 0892 or james@goldenbayproperty.com


Wow, what a location & an opportunity to have your own Beach in the heart of Golden Bay! This 6.17ha property with riparian rights has enormous appeal. Repeat holiday makers to this Holiday Park are testimony to this. There are plenty of upgrades & resource consent for development. Talk to us about options. Viewings strictly by appointment. Ref: GB3592

Sharon McConnon Sales Manager 0275 258 255

DEADLINE SALE: 12PM 02.03.2021 (NSP)

Located in Motupipi, this home with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & 2 living areas, is close to the beach, walking distance to Motupipi School & just minutes from town. Set on an easy care section of 457m2 planted in vegies & fruit trees, this home would be great for the family or for a couple who wish to use the downstairs as an AirbnB, as is currently. Call me to view or pop into my Open Home on Sunday. Ref: GB3823 Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or belinda@goldenbayproperty.com



Ph: (03) 525 8800

Annie Telford Salesperson 0272 491 408

761 ABEL TASMAN DRIVE, PŌHARA PBN …….but the options have been limited? We are really excited to bring to the market this 812m2

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 sep. on its own 809m2 title. Call me to discuss options. Ref: GB3817 & GB3818 Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or paul@goldenbayproperty.com Sarah-Jane Brown Salesperson 0274 222 577

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The Golden Bay Weekly - 19 February 2021