The GB Weekly - 2 July 2021

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Friday 2 July 2021

Affordable home takes shape

Taking shape: Rick Scott, left, and Renford Crump build the GB Affordable Housing Trust’s first home. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

The initiative to provide affordable housing in Golden Bay has moved beyond the planning stage and is fast becoming a reality. Construction of the first of what is hoped to be more than 100 dwellings is well underway at Rockville. On site last Friday, chair of the Golden Bay/Mohua Affordable Housing Trust Chris Bennett, who was labouring alongside the crew, was happy to leave some of the technical explanations to his team. Builder Renford Crump, who is working with Rick Scott, Chai Pyle, and foreman Rodney Watson to complete the 60-square-metre house within the next few weeks, points to the installed prefabricated wall panels which he says speed up the process significantly. “It’s a real time-saver. It would take three-anda-half times as long using normal framing. It also means we don’t have to handle fibreglass insulation.” He explains that the Rockville house is a something of a “proof of concept” with the team expecting efficiency gains to be identified with each build. “It’s our first house and so we are learning. A lot of productive improvements will be used.”

S ome of those improvements are manifested in intelligent future-proofed features which ensure five star accessibility, compliance with tightening energy efficiency standards, and low maintenance costs. While Renford is clearly enthusiastic about the technical aspects of the construction, he is also very much in tune with the project’s wider goals. “The impulse of the project is to give homes to people in Golden Bay who really need them – and I’m proud to be part of it.” In the context of the project “affordable” means a total construction cost of around $150,000, a target Chris says is only achievable with the generous contributions from a wide range of businesses. “We’ve had a huge amount of support for the project. It’s only affordable because companies wanted to be part of the solution.” But even if construction costs hit the target, cash is still required to finance the project – and this is where banks are choosing to create a problem, rather than being part of the solution. “They provide commercial loans at 4.5 per cent but won’t loan to us because we don’t fit into their ‘box’,” says Chris. “I find it crazy that I can easily buy a car or boat which

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costs the same as our $150,000 house, but they won’t loan to our house because of a ‘lack of security’.” Chris remains solution-focused, however, and outlines the project’s medium-term plans. “We will finish Rockville in the coming weeks and then will start on the next house in Hamama for which the building consent has been issued,” says Chris. “We’ve submitted the resource consent application for two pensioner flats at 189 Commercial Street on TDC land so they will be next. And we will shortly be submitting the resource consent for building five accessible houses on Reilly Street on land provided by Paul and Gilda Sangster.” He explains how these dwellings will be financed. “The funding for the pensioner flats has been offered as a loan to us by local supporters, and we are actively following up on several potential leads to scale up to obtain commercial financing for the next builds,” says Chris, who is looking for substantial backing. “I’m seeking $20m since that will allow us to do the 100-plus houses we need.” For more information about the Golden Bay Affordable Housing project, visit:


Tourism strategies and technological changes were under discussion at the recent GB Promotion Association AGM. In attendance were several local business owners plus Visitor Centre staff. Cheryl Elsey chaired the proceedings. Cheryl spoke of the changes and challenges experienced since 2011, when the Visitor Centre used photo boards to convey information. It has since moved into the digital age, but even with the advancements of technology, she said, the staff are still busy with visitors wanting face-to-face communication. Despite the lack of international visitors, Kiwis are snapping up the Visitor Guide brochures, of which 60,000 were printed in 2019. Golden Bay maps are also popular: 35,000 were printed this year “and they all go” said Cheryl. Website use is also going well, with eight sections available, including bookings, video clips, The GB Weekly and events occurring in Golden Bay. Cheryl expressed gratitude to DOC “for an interactive TV system and booking station within the centre”. She discussed the impact of natural disasters such as Cyclone Gita and how government funding throughout Covid has helped keep the centre going. “All of Golden Bay was suffering through those times,” said Cheryl. “We have come through, with a lot of businesses reporting good recovery, with good occupancy rates, etc.” Guest speaker Chris Bennett addressed the issue of tourism within Golden Bay, stating, “If you don’t make a plan, you are actually planning to fail – and the plan is, where are we going to be in three to five years’ time? “One third of every dollar in Golden Bay comes from tourism,” said Chris. “But you’re not doing anything to promote tourism long term.” Chris suggested that ways are found to “foster more attractions to get people to come and stay longer.” He proposed that funding could be put toward devising strategies, and advised people to consider what other regions are promoting in their areas. The Heaphy Track, he said, is being “thrashed” by cyclists as Kiwis head to the hills and active ecotourism trends nationwide. Cycling, hiking, kayaking and horse riding are all available here. People cycling the Abel Tasman often carry on through and out of Golden Bay. Continued on page 4

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National List MP Maureen Pugh is bringing National’s Spokesperson on Agriculture, Bio Security and Horticulture to a lunchtime public meeting at Pakawau Memorial Hall on Friday 9 July. Hamilton-East-based MP David Bennett says “we’re coming to listen, especially to hear particular local concerns in the primary production space and to see what we can do across the region’s most vital sectors”. “Water rules and regulations are an area of contention which could surface at a forum like this. Add to that problems around increased business costs caused by restrictions on labour supply are showing up all over the country, and the Significant Natural Areas regime (SNA) are stepping up, so naturally farmers are worried about their private property rights,” David says. Maureen says a meeting on trade and export growth was well received last month and this July meeting is another chance for local people to share their challenges and give feedback. ”On top of other issues, good farms are being planted for forestry under the current government’s thinking, so I think there will be plenty of issues to deal with,” she says. The meeting is from 11am–2pm on Friday 9 July at Pakawau Memorial Hall, 1299 Collingwood-Puponga Main Road.

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Louis Baker Love Levitates tour


Louis Baker will be hitting the road for four shows this July to celebrate the release of his new EP Love Levitates. He will be touring with a full band, taking audiences on a journey of music and soul throughout the evening. The Poneke-based singer-songwriter will perform hits off his critically acclaimed debut album Open, along with brand new tracks from the new EP. “I’m very excited to take this record on the road with my band. Can’t wait to sing together, groove together, get deep on songs from my previous records and celebrate by sharing the new songs from EP, Love Levitates,” he says. The Nelson show is at The Theatre Royal on Friday 9 July, with support from Wellington singer and multiinstrumentalist Arjuna Oakes. Tickets available from 2

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Vet clinic restricts after-hours cover JOYCE WYLLIE

Golden Bay’s vet clinic, based at the Rural Service Centre (RSC) in Takaka, will no longer provide an after-hours service for small animals. The Takaka clinic has long provided a valuable service to the local community, and plans to continue to do so, but the RSC, like many other New Zealand practices, is currently facing challenges. The history of veterinarian service in the Bay goes back a long way, starting with the Golden Bay Vet Club which was established in 1953 when, recognising there was a severe shortage of vets post-war, the government established the Veterinary Services Council. The solution to providing a nationwide service for livestock owners was setting up veterinary clubs owned and governed by farmers for farmers. In the 68 years since the first vet began work in the Bay there have been significant increases in the size of the clinic, the number of staff, and range of services offered, as the community has grown and changed. Now a similar situation to that faced by animal health services all those years ago has recurred – a severe shortage of vets, both in NZ and world-wide. The situation is largely due to the Covid pandemic which has increased owners’ appreciation for their pets, created uncertainties for vets travelling overseas and accelerated the rate of change. Unsurprisingly, locum vets are in demand but the 50 spaces now agreed in managed isolation and quarantine facilities will not meet the current nationwide shortage. Small animal cases at the Takaka clinic have doubled

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Veterinarian Susi Struck, left, and vet nurse Lisa Bradley examine Dave Harwood’s dog “Flick”. Photo: Joyce Wyllie.

in the last 10 years. General Manager Rural Service Centre Dave Egan says that “growth in small animal workload has been exponential in the last 18 months”. This is attributed to the growth in the Bay’s human and animal population, plus a significant demand from pet-owning holidaymakers. Large practices have vets specialised in equine, dairy, small animals, sheep, poultry, wildlife and surgery, but Golden Bay lacks the scale to support these specialised roles. This means local vets often work outside of their specialised fields. Furthermore, cities generally have specialised after-hours practices so urban vets work only “normal” hours. While this significantly improves work/life balance for vets in these locations, it significantly decreases the appeal for vets to work in isolated areas like Golden Bay where afterhours duties are expected.

Following consultation with the Veterinary Council of NZ on how to tackle such challenges, Golden Bay clinic managers took the decision to discontinue their after-hours small animal service from the Takaka clinic. However, an agreement has been reached with Town and Country Vets in Richmond to answer calls on evenings and weekends, starting at the beginning of July. The regular service for both large and small animals will continue at RSC from Monday to Friday. On the RSC vet clinic door is the statement, “We believe in a partnership that supports family, farm and our community.” This partnership remains the focus and, as chairman of the Golden Bay Vet Club Nigel Harwood says, “Health and safety of staff is important as we find solutions that work for everybody”.

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PROMOTION ASSN AGM Continued from page 1 “Thinking strategically, the question is how to get people to come here and spend some money and contribute to the local economy,” said Chris. He proposed ideas such as creating circuits that require visitors to stay overnight in Collingwood. For example, tourists cycling the Heaphy could come to Collingwood, stay a night, then bike out to Farewell Spit the next day. Or if people cycled to Kaituna, Anatori and back, they would need to stay a night in Collingwood. Pointing out that night sky tourism is also trending, Chris said, “We don’t actually market that, and the history, geology…there’s a whole lot of things we could do to leverage that.” He also spoke about cultural events such as the Living Wood Fair that could be marketed further afield. And he closed with a suggestion: “Why don’t we put a budget towards building a strategy – and be proactive?”

Vitamin D to defeat depression?

At my health seminar last Friday which was open to the public, one of the many topics I discussed was the critical role and need for Vitamin D. Vitamin D is considered a hormone by nutritionally-oriented healthcare practitioners due to its contribution to approximately 2,000 reactions involving the immune system, nervous system and bone health. In my experience from blood testing nearly all of my Florida patients for Vitamin D, I discovered that the vast majority had levels below which we consider optimal. And it’s hard to have more sun than in Florida. Can you imagine winter levels in New Zealand? I was asked by an individual at the end of the talk, “What about depression and Vitamin D?” as she was concerned about The GB Weekly article (GBW 18/6) on the toll of depression in dairy farmers. A quick search on Google Scholar revealed quite a number of peer-reviewed papers on the subject. So, I think it’s very important we consider supplementation with Vitamin D. Bruce R Dooley, MD

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In response to the letter in The GB Weekly (18/6) about Pohara Valley stream, the filtration system beside the tennis courts has been upgraded and now has excess capacity, is four metres above sea level, and is definitely not leaking or overflowing into the stream as had sometimes previously been the case, which is why the upgrade project was brought forward. Residents could not have failed to see the extensive work this entailed. Any current pollution problems with the stream will be due to other sources such as old septic tanks. Testing of the stream is not on a regular schedule (which does include Winter Creek further west), however, in response to the concern raised I understand the stream will be tested for bacterial contamination. Celia Butler, TDC councillor

So much wrong with revised option A

I believe the “clarification” provided in last week’s “Council Matters” (GBW 25/6), is sadly nothing of the sort. TDC retain the responsibility for repaying the LGFA and CIIL loans, including the interest payments due. The “guarantee” for this debt under default is a dam which has no saleable value and limited ability to sell the water at any meaningful value. This leaves ratepayers still holding the bag for the full loan for 40 years in case of default. If irrigators default on payments, only the interest can be levied as a targeted rate. Under option D, Council could revert to a repayment loan and target rate the irrigators principal and interest at any point via a full Council decision and appropriate consultation. Under this option, the full amount of this annual charge can be levied against the irrigators’ property, which does have a realisable value. Under revised option A, TDC are hog-tied to receive only interest from irrigators for the full 40 years. Irrigators commercial conditions for borrowing has zero bearing on TDC setting funding policy, why some councillors think it does is beyond me. Risks are inherent in interest-only

loans and it would take a lengthy article to debate. Japan isn’t doing well with its “inflate it away” gambit. There is so much wrong with revised option A and not much right, unless you are an irrigator. Then you are laughing! Louise Coleman

Farmers’ upcoming forum

The meeting of farmers with David Bennett, the National Party’s spokesman on agriculture, has caught the attention of the media. So, this is Golden Bay’s chance to get much-needed publicity about the impositions and threats to our private land from local and national government. Northland maori have made sure their protests are heard. This is our chance, so come in droves to the Pakawau Hall by 11am on Friday 9 July, and speak up. Bring your lunch, tea will be provided. Robin Robilliard

Dangerous Words

They say some words are dangerous, this is a concept we are sold. When put into a particular order they are unacceptably nefarious we’re told. Are these words so very dangerous that we require protection from them? Who shall decide which words are the bad ones, Mark Zuckerburg of Facebook fame? I do not trust that rich and incredibly powerful American man, He wants me to need Facebook like bacon needs a frying pan. What will be the punishment for using words determined dangerously bad? Will we be safe once protected from words, will we be happy, will we be sad? When times of unprecedented challenges face us, sharing ideas is vital, Prohibition of words for any reason, for freedom this is fatal. Victoria Davis

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Aperture returns to the Golden Bay stage this weekend

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Actor and director Martine Baanvinger, who wrote and starred in the award-winning play Solitude, returns in this creative and innovative one-woman play about Ans Westra, a NZ Arts Foundation Icon photographer. In 1957, Ans Westra emigrated from the Netherlands to New Zealand and began to take photos of her new homeland. Fascinated by Maori culture in particular, she created an intimate and uniquely historical documentation of Maori life which led to a successful career capturing the essence of the people of Aotearoa. DramaLAB’s visually stunning and intimate portrait focuses on Westra’s childhood in The Netherlands, her immigration journey to New Zealand and the start of her photography career in the 1960’s. Her first publications, including the controversial Washday at the pa, offered insight into the Maori way of life in rural Aotearoa at a time of urbanisation. A Golden Bay technical team has been working hard to get this complex performance ready in a tour pack to be able to be operated by one person, Rowena Dixon, who has been a DramaLAB technician and writer for the last five years. “Rowena has turned herself into an expert of the complex software we are using to run the show,” says Martine. “She operates the lighting, two separate projectors and sound all at once.” The technical team is made up of Antony Hodgson, who has been managing the project to turn the show into a

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touring performance; Klaasz Breukel from Nelson, who has created the images and managed the original festival show version in 2019; and composer Mark Manson working on the soundtrack/music. Aperture is at the Village Theatre this Saturday, 3 July, with performances at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets available from Unlimited Copies. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 2 JULY 2021


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Dani: “You can never own a stone” ROSA VOLZ

“Every rock is a good rock, though some are better than others,” says geologist, fossicker, carver and young entrepreneur, Dani Jamieson. Dani recently opened the Mohua Mineral Museum on McCallums Road, which she explains is “an open studio o r s p a ce t h a t o f fe r s a n opportunity for the public to observe the art of carving, or better still, to try it themselves”. Seven years ago, Dani’s life was changed forever after she discovered a 28-pound kawakawa nephrite boulder in a West Coast fire pit. Initially self-taught, Dani was fortunate to have guidance from and use the workshop of Steve Gwaliasi of the Bonz and Stonz carving studio in Hokitika. Fascinated by the science of both geology and carving, Dani undertook a Diploma in Carving at Tai Poutini Polytechnic, where she came top of her class with an excellence. It was here that she created one of her favourite pieces, Hine Nui Te Po or The Goddess of the Underworld. This was created from a piece of williamsite fossicked from the Takaka River in the Cobb Valley. Sitting amongst her works, Dani explains the genetic make-up of pounamu (aka g r e e n s t o n e ) : “ Po u n a m u is made up of the minerals actinolite, tremolite, bowenite, serpentine and nephrite.” She also debunks the myth that it is unlucky to purchase a piece of greenstone for yourself. “ The stone understands the concept of intention and connection. It is about trading time for money.” Dani is testing the market with some new designs, one of which is a vulva carving inset with pearls, made from

Mohua Mineral Museum Grand Opening: Dani Jamieson displays a vulva carved from a stone fossicked at Paines Ford. Photo: Rosa Volz. Dani Jamieson with a vulva carved from a stone fossicked at Paines Ford, on display at the Mohua

Mineral Museum, Kotinga. Photo: Rosa Volz.

a stone found at Paines Ford. Whilst appearing to be made of greenstone, Dani says, “it’s not considered to be, as it has high levels of hydrogrossular and williamsite.” Starting up a new business solo has required courage and resourcefulness. To date, Dani has been self-funded, has had to secure premises, and “learn how to promote, manage media, accounting and navigate health and safety,” all in addition to being the resident teacher and carver. Dani’s vision for the studio is to provide a multimedia art centre utilising mostly local

geology, with an emphasis on New Zealand stone. “I would like to grow to [employ] permanent staff and students, and I would like to see more artists using the space and displaying their art.” On sunny days Dani likes to fossick in the Takaka riverbed, where she says she’s developed “strong arms for carrying” her findings. “You can never guess what lies inside a stone until you carve it. “Stone is not compliant. You never own a stone; you are just a small part of its journey.”

Off the farm and onto the fairways

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Oscar Gray hitting off tee number three. Photo: Joyce Wyllie. JOYCE WYLLIE

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Around 40 rural folk turned up at Takaka Golf Club last Friday for some fun on the fairways. The occasion was the annual PGG Wrightson get-off-the-farm-good-mental-health golf tournament, with teams of four playing a round of “best ball scramble”. Golfers arrived with a wide range of golfing skills, experience, equipment and attire.That didn’t matter as the day was about friendly conversations, meeting new people, having time away

Alan Palmer has a go at the putting challenge. Photo: Joyce Wyllie.

from farm routine and enjoying a BBQ lunch at the clubhouse. After the 18 holes, a sighted and blindfolded putting challenge took place. The “19th hole” was popular with prize-giving, tea, talk and looking forward to returning next year. Competition winners were: 1st, the team of D Win, S McPartland, D Edmondson, B Page, P Hutching, on 57.6. 2nd, the team of R Tait, M Reedy, A Palmer, P Gower, on 59. 3rd, the team of M Dixon, R Rosser, P Cougough, B Powell on 62.75.


Farming 2030 “tickling the biology”

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Digging it: Nic Moon and Debbie Pearson of Farming 2030. Photo: Supplied. ROSA VOLZ

Golden Bay’s Farming 2030 is a sustainable farming initiative driven by farmers Wayne and Tyler Langford and project manager Debbie Pearson. Initiated in June 2018, the project aims to harness the vision and knowledge of the community, working with the skill and expertise of farm owners (on the aptly named Go Ahead Farm), to develop sustainable farming practices. It promotes a shared understanding of how farming and environmental practices can sit side-by-side for the benefit of all. The process is intended to foster a community that is better informed and unified. Debbie explains that the goals of Farming 2030 are twofold. The first, she says, involves “building a ‘community model’, whereby the community is involved in decision making, providing and learning diverse skills, and in the process learning about one another’s strengths and weaknesses, with the objective of breaking down barriers and building bridges”. The second goal is about implementing, measuring and learning from different environmental practices on a working farm “to see what happens in real life”, with the objective of generating measurable economic and environmental benefits. The Farming 2030 goals are delivered via a series of subprojects in seven key areas: soil, water, trees, waste, animal health, family health, and diversity. There have been a number of developments over the last eight months. With the help of external experts, the project has developed a permaculture plan for Go Ahead Farm management of water flows which includes positioning of plantings and wetlands. In addition, a soil integrity expert has conducted a two-day public workshop

on how to approach regenerative farming through holistic grazing, including sward selection, soil testing and balancing, and a cattle rotation plan. These two plans will drive the project’s activities over the next three years. Things are starting to take shape at the pilot site. Underway, within controlled experimental conditions, environmental trials of mixed sward planting, mineral additions, and mob versus strip grazing techniques are being carried out. Debbie refers to “tickling the biology”, which she explains is the vital process of experimenting, measuring and adjusting the soil biology to best environmental and economic effect. “The big mindset change is that soil biology is as important to farmers as stock and pasture.” In the past nine months Wayne has presented the Farming 2030 project at several summits and conferences, generating much interest in farming circles and beyond. In September this year Country Calendar are filming Wayne and Tyler, and they wish to include a section on Farming 2030. Next up for the community is the Big Day Out on 11 July for which “volunteers are needed,” says Debbie. This promises to be a fun family day of riparian planting at Go Ahead Farm, including species selection for fodder and cattle self-medication on planting edges. “Volunteers should bring gloves, a spade if you have one, layers of clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty, a drink bottle,” says Debbie. “On-time arrival essential as we will move off to the actual planting site at 10.05am.” Big Day Out at Go Ahead Farm, 562 Long Plain Road, Kotinga. Sunday 11 July, 10am. Morning tea will be provided. RSVP essential to:

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Review: Lapsis

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Don’t let the fact that Lapsis is labelled as a science fiction film put you off. This witty and offbeat tale explores that genre – not with mega-budget special effects, but as a speculative commentary on issues affecting the world today. In this case, it is a reflection on what has become known as the “gig economy”: the prevalence of unstable contracting work becoming the only option available for many job seekers, due to the current scarcity of full-time employment. And in Lapsis, the work being offered is “cabling”. The premise is vague but in this alternative present (rather than futuristic) society, “quantum” technology has replaced the computers we are all familiar with, forcing the world to upgrade to a system which no-one really seems to understand. (So don’t expect a clear explanation, although those with 5G anxiety may be able to relate.) This has given rise to a labour market where increasing numbers of people spend days laying cable through forests between “quantum stations”, plugging in and collecting pay as they complete assigned routes. At first this seems like some absurdist theatre, but it is to the film’s credit that this outwardly ridiculous concept becomes completely credible as we follow the travails of our main character Ray (played by the amazingly named Dean Imperial). A blue collar and somewhat technophobic New Yorker, he is forced into cabling to pay for his ill brother’s treatment at an exclusive clinic. Set up by a shady acquaintance for a cut of his earnings, Ray’s induction into the world of cabling makes it all seem utterly real, complete with instruction videos, downloadable apps and increasingly expensive equipment available to enthusiasts at vendors stalls. In this close-knit community everyone adopts a cabling name, but Ray soon discovers he has been illegally supplied with the identity, and credits, of a retired cabler whose reputation appears to inspire a mixture of awe and resentment among everyone he meets. Meeting Anna, (Madeline Wise), an experienced and brutally frank cabler, Ray is given a glimpse of the exploitation which underpins this industry. As his increasingly disillusioned coworkers begin to draw up plans against the huge corporations who control the quantum market, and their lives through technology, Ray discovers he might be in accidental possession of their best chance to succeed. Lapsis is a rare beast, a modern low-budget science fiction film which entertains with premise rather than spectacle. But the pitfall of focusing upon ideas at the expense of people is beautifully avoided by the collection of utterly real characters we meet. This is definitely not a Hollywood film, with no-one looking anything like a former model or athlete. Poor Ray manages to be a fish out of water twice over, struggling both with a technology he instinctively distrusts, and days spent in an outdoor environment he’s had absolutely no experience of in his life. Naturally, much of the film’s humour derives from his hapless efforts to adapt to this competitive and uncompromising environment. His brother Jamie (Babe Howard) is difficult to like at first, morosely struggling with a vague chronic fatigue syndrome. But as his treatment appears to have some positive results, Jamie’s character begins to shine. Similarly, the initially challenging Anna wins us over with her quirks and wellguarded compassion. Be warned, the film’s ending is deliberately unresolved, inviting the audience to draw their own conclusions. All the pieces are there, but how you to choose to put them together is up to you, and this kind of clever film making absolutely needs to be supported. The fact that the unexpected conclusion of Lapsis will leave you so desperately wanting more speaks volumes about this wonderful little cable-fable. 8

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On yet another wet weekend, rugby defied the rain to put on a thrilling contest at the Rec Park Centre, where Takaka hosted Nelson in a Division Two fixture. It was a match in which the initiative, and the score, seesawed for the full 80 minutes, but it ended in heartbreak for the home side. Up against a Nelson squad who were noticeably bigger and bulkier, the young Takaka team used pace and creativity to counter their opponents’ weight advantage. At times, like a rapier, Takaka cut through the Blues’ battering-ram defence. On other occasions Nelson’s forwards bludgeoned their way towards – and over – the try line. From the start, the visitors were an occupying force in the Red’s territory. Up against the Blue onslaught, the home side managed to keep the invaders at bay for the first 15 minutes, but could do nothing to stop them driving a scrum over the line to register the first five points of the match. Takaka counter-attacked, taking the game to the opposition, and were rewarded 15 minutes later with a penalty which reduced the deficit to two points. This was promptly followed by a try from Axel Norton-Jarlov which put the home side into an 8-5 lead. In the final five minutes of the first half, the lead changed hands twice, with Nelson registering a try before Takaka replied with one of their own from Norton-Jarlov just two minutes later. At the end of a frantic 40 minutes, the home side had carved out a narrow 13-10 lead. The second half carried on in the same vein – a ding-dong battle and tit-for-tat scoring. But it was Takaka who added to their tally first with a try from Reuben Chubb, followed by Brad Goulsbro’s conversion which took the score to 20-10. Now it was Nelson’s turn to chase the game, and within

10 minutes, they had caught and overtaken the home side following a brace of tries and a single conversion. Not to be outdone, Takaka rallied to produce two more tries of their own. The first resulted from a spectacular chase down by Chubb who pounced on the visitors’ defensive error. The second was touched down by Alan Palmer. The home side had now established a 30-22 lead, and with around five minutes left to play, a palpable sense of relief rippled through the vocal home supporters. Surely it was game over? But it was still very much game on when Nelson grounded a try directly beneath the posts making the conversion a formality. The result was now on a knife edge with Takaka clinging on to a slender 30-29 lead and just needing to hold out for a few more seconds. But, whether it was time itself that had slowed down, or simply that the referee’s watch had stopped, play continued for several minutes beyond the regulation 80. And it was in this prolonged and agonising phase that Nelson clinched the match with a successful penalty kick that proved to be the final action of the game. As the ball sailed high over the crossbar, taking the final score to 30-32, Takaka hearts sank. It was a cruel end to a hard-fought battle from which they deserved so much more. Speaking immediately after the game, Takaka coach John Hills was characteristically magnanimous in defeat. “I’m disappointed but both teams played well,” said John, who was full of praise for his team. “They tried their hardest, but there were too many big guys.” Reflecting on the season, John said he was “really pleased” with his players. “They give 110 per cent all the time.” And he is keen to develop Takaka’s young squad into a force to be reckoned with. “We’re building a team for the next few years. Hopefully we can keep these guys together.”

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Do you know an athlete, coach, manager or sporting volunteer superstar? If so, now is the time to put pen to paper as nominations have opened for the NBS Golden Bay 2021 Sports Awards. It’s time to “celebrate ourselves and our sports people in an event that is for the community, and run by the community,” says awards organiser Lisa Savage. The awards are designed for athletes across all sporting codes, and “the often unrecognised volunteers and contributors” that give of themselves to ensure the success of sports and clubs within the Bay. Event organisers Lisa Savage, Sarah McCleely and Jenny Bennett are excited about this year’s event, especially after the success of the 2019 awards which saw 40-50 nominees, and attracted 180 guests to the awards dinner. Consistent with 2019, there are nine awards categories, from which the overall NBS Supreme Award Winner is chosen: • Clements Sportsman of the Year. Open to any male individual who has excelled as an individual or as part of a team in one or more sports • Ten Bells Sportswoman of the Year. Open to any female individual who has excelled as an individual or as part of a team in one or more sports • Park and Fly Sports Team of the Year. Recognising outstanding performance by a sports team or group across all ages • Frank Byrne Coach of the Year. Outstanding performance by a coach • Latitude Homes Junior Sportsman. Open to any male individual under the age of 20 as at 1 October 2021 • ITM Junior Sportswoman. Open to any female individual under the age of 20 as at 1 October 2021 • TG Contracting Lifetime Contribution. Awarded to individual/s to honour their long service (at least 20 years) to a sport club/association in any aspect of sport ie, coach, administrator • Ray White Community Spirit. For an individual or group that goes over and above to support sport in the area – players, coaches, individuals, committees etc. “The award nominations are already rolling in,” says Sarah. “So now is the time to start gathering information and getting organised.” The nominations process is entirely online, but there will be


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Kia ora whanau • Pictured above, outside Onetahua Marae, is Constable Ray Clapp who recently assisted at Onetahua Marae on a pilot programme “Young Mens Ropu” over the weekend. This saw a group of young men from Nelson building their capacity and understanding for keeping themselves safe and respecting their and other people’s boundaries, in particular with their connections with wahine/tangata. Ray was impressed with the course and saw the growth in the young men who attended. • Police are investigating plants being poisoned at an address in Tata Beach. This has occurred on at least two occasions since December 2019. • An 18-year-old male from the West Coast had his car impounded and is being investigated for failing to stop for police after an attempted traffic stop near Takaka township on 24 May. • 15 June: Police dealt with two individuals behaving in a disorderly manner in Long Plain Road during a domestic incident. One party was served a Police Safety Order requiring a period of separation to allow everyone to regain their composure. • 15 June: A 23-year-old local female was issued a threemonth suspension from driving for excess demerit points. • 17 June: A 25-year-old male from the lower South Island was arrested after walking the Heaphy Track with his dog. He broke into two huts and one motorvehicle, stealing food, money and clothing items. He was held in custody and sentenced in the Nelson District Court to 14 months imprisonment. Hopefully the dog was too tired to catch any of the Takahe or Kiwi in the park. He is now trespassed from the Kahurangi National Park and will be receiving a fine from DOC. • 25 June: Police advised of potential theft of gravel from a gold claim near Bainham. • 26 June: $300 cash reported lost in Commercial Street.

One of the Rural Smart Health focus groups was held at Bainham Hall last week. Photo: Supplied. JOYCE WYLLIE

Last week, researchers from the “Rural Smart Health” project spent two days in Golden Bay exploring how digital technology can improve access to health care. The collaborative project team, led by Dr Inga Hunter from Massey University Manawatu campus, includes research officer Caroline Lockhart, also from Massey University, and Samuel Wong from Vensa, a health software company which has partnered with Precision Driven Health. Previously the team successfully worked on a proof-ofconcept system, designed to support people living alone, which they called “Home Smart Home”. The system used a multi-sensor the size of a golf ball which detected light, temperature, and motion, and was set up according to the older adult’s routine. If activity was not detected for a certain time the technology would send a text message or email to a support person who could then contact the person. The system could also be set to change colour to remind the user of the correct times to take medication. The current Rural Smart Health project involves participants over the age of 55 who live further than 30 minutes’ from the nearest health care centre. The study is looking at access to health care services including Telehealth which is seen as a model for health-care delivery for under-served populations. Telehealth became a practical option during Covid lockdown when it was difficult for patient and care provider to be in the

same room. The study was initiated in response to recognised changing rural populations. In days gone by older people tended to retire to town, but that now happens less frequently as many people retire to rural communities like Golden Bay. As a result, health systems need to adapt to serve an increasing number of older patients with chronic diseases and disabilities. Rural distances and journey times add further complexity with the result that older rural adults now account for 50 per cent of the total cost of providing health care in New Zealand. Golden Bay was one of four regions across the country selected for a visit by the research team in phase one of the project. Two focus groups – one at Bainham and the other at Kaihoka – were set up in partnership with local Rural Women members. The diverse, positive, and lively discussions covered health care needs, perceived and actual barriers to access – including Telehealth, and explored potential solutions. Availability, reliability, and capability of digital technology was frequently raised as an issue, with some people explaining that they had to stand on the lawn or go for a drive to get cellphone coverage. Under the project plan, phase one will help understand the issues, and consider something which could be tested in a subsequent phase two. Consequently, researchers may return to the Bay to follow up their initial study with some “real-world” testing to evaluate a potential new concept or existing product.



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On 12 June, Paula Sixtus, defended her Queen of the Bay title against 18 other pool players at the River Inn. It was a very successful day which was enjoyed by all. Lee Rzoska was crowned the 2021 Queen of the Bay with Stevie Armitage coming in as runner-up. There is a weekly women’s pool team competition, on Wednesday nights. If anyone would like to join for a night out with the girls, no experience needed, contact Christine Black on 021 0243 7796. Help to learn the game is provided. Farewelling Doris: from left, Carolyn Roberts, Takaka branch manager; Nerissa Cottle, children’s librarian; Diane Langford, librarian; Glennis Coote, libraries manager Richmond; Sarah Jones, TDC Service Centre; Doris Symmons; Mary Butler, Motueka branch librarian; and Sarah Worlock, library assistant. Photo: Ronnie Short. RONNIE SHORT

Takaka Memorial Library staff and invited guests farewelled children’s librarian, Doris Symmons at a special morning tea last Friday morning. Staff from Motueka and Richmond libraries, plus representatives from Tasman District Council were among those who attended. Takaka Library manager, Carolyn Roberts, spoke of Doris’s energy and enthusiasm, and the significant contribution she made during her tenure, including her work with children of all ages. “One book closes and another opens. Time for a new chapter in your life Doris,” said Carolyn. Others shared their appreciation with humorous stories and expressions of gratitude for Doris. Doris responded saying she’d “had fun” and gave special thanks to husband Mik, for his support. Doris first began working as a part-time assistant in 2003, when the Takaka Library was situated on Commercial Street. Following the move to the new library in 2008, she became the children’s librarian and has worked full-time in that role for 13 years. In her time Doris has initiated many new and creative ideas. She established the Tiny Tots programme for under-two-yearolds, the children’s book club, lunchtime talks and regular book quiz events with the late Liz Batten. “Sports kids always get trophies, so that’s why we developed the [Liz Batten] trophy for reading,” said Doris. Doris also came up with the Breakfast Quiz idea together with previous branch manager, Tish Potter. “I wanted the quiz and Tish wanted breakfast,” explained Doris. “It’s a highlight for the schools, held in September every year. Now all the Tasman libraries do it at the same time.” The Harry Potter Quiz was a highlight for Doris. Held in the evening, it catered for all ages and 19 teams enrolled, totalling

around 80 people. Library staff organised food and decorated the library, with help from high school students. The quiz questions were provided by Hastings Library which had already run a similar event. “The wonderful thing about libraries is everyone helps and shares resources and knowledge,” said Doris. Believing that “The library is the living room of the community,” Doris hosted regular group activities with home school groups, working closely with parents. “I always, always wanted to make the library available for everybody.” Another example of her commitment to widen the library’s role was the setting up and running of a German language nest. Held after school for children up to nine years of age, the aim was to share a love of reading and speaking German. Connecting with all the Bay’s schools is something she says she will miss, along with the Summer Reading programme, and the recent “1000 Books Before School” challenge. Changes over the years have seen libraries opened up to becoming more creative spaces through initiatives such as “Make a Space”. “Libraries nationally went from just books to creative spaces for community, with artists coming in and making things,” said Doris. Another major change has been the growth in digital information which the library has responded to by lending Chromebooks and offering support and guidance. “Now Tasman District libraries have employed one person to help,” said Doris. “Libraries are incredibly evolving all the time.” Driven by her desire to ensure that people who came through the library door would enjoy their experience, Doris said she also acted as a peacemaker. Putting that down to never stressing or losing patience, she said simply, “I love people… will miss everybody.”


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Tākaka Hill Road night closures from 5 to 12 July Night road closures State Highway 60 Tākaka Hill Road will be closed for seven consecutive nights, from 9pm Monday 5 July to 5am Monday 12 July 2021. This work is weather dependent. Closing the road at night will allow our road crew to install a large new culvert (pipe) – to replace the original steel culvert – from Site 11 through the current single traffic lane. This work is essential to ensuring stormwater moves efficiently through the sites, and will help minimise future delays and damage to the sites during heavy rainfall. For safety reasons, and least disruption to traffic, this work will be done at night. This is the first of a number of night closures that will need to happen over the coming months. We will let you know well in advance the dates for future night closures so you can plan ahead.

More information If you need access over the hill for night work or essential commitments, please email or call Kane Reihana on 027 886 4508. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Date and time Date: Monday 5 July to Monday 12 July 2021 Time: Road closed from 9pm to 5am each night Emergency services will be able to use the road at all times.



CLASSIFIEDS SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro BRIDGE 23 June. Paton’s Rock Individual, N/S: A Foreman/L Godden 55.36%, J Beatson/ S Van Wijngaarden 54.06%, E Bradshaw/P Taylor 47.29%; E/W: H Curtis/J Harper 59.38%, J Wedderburn/M Bell 55.81%, T Packard/C Browning 50.81%; h/cap: N/S: A Foreman/L Godden 67.81%, W Corey/C Christiansen 61.24%, J Beatson/S Van Wijngaarden 58.91%; E/W: H Curtis/J Harper 65.43%, J Wedderburn/M Bell 65.06%, A Gray/C Webster 59.33%. 25 June. Winter Freeze: T Packard/A Foreman 63.89%, E Bradshaw/J Kingston 59.72%, S Penny/M McKellar 55.56%; h/cap: T Packard/A Foreman 76.89%, E Bradshaw/J Kingston 68.87%, S Penny/M McKellar 59.91%. GOLF 16 June. Stableford: J Garner 34, J Thomason 32, R Heuvel 32. Closest to pins: 3/12 G Ryan, 4/13 J Solly, 8/17 R Tait, 9/18 D Win. Twos: D Win, B Climo, R Heuvel. Best gross: D Win. 22 June. 6th LGU (nett): B Miller 75 nett. Putts: C Gilbert 30. Closest to pins: 3/12 B Climo, 9/18 B Miller. Twos: C Gilbert. 23 June. Stableford: Roger Tait 36, R Heuvel 36, G Ryan 34. Closest to pins: 3/12 and 4/13 W Collie, 8/17 B Climo, 9/18 J Garner. Twos: G Bradley, R Miller, W Collie 2. Best gross: W Collie 74.

SPORT / Hākinakina

GB Football Club Fixtures Saturday 3 July JUNIORS: 9.00am: Non-travelling juniors at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre 10.30am: 9th Grade: Nelson Suburbs FC Sharks vs Golden Bay Wekas at Saxton Fields 10.30am: 11th-12th Red: Nelson Suburbs FC Storm vs Golden Bay Orcas at Saxton Fields 10.30am: 11th-12th Yellow: Golden Bay Pumas vs Waimea Plains United at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre YOUTH: 10.30am: 13th-14th Blue: Motueka AFC Wolves vs Golden Bay Gladiators at Goodman Reserve 10.45am: 13th-14th Red: Golden Bay Panthers vs Mapua Rebels at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre WOMEN: 1.00pm: Nelson Pine Women’s Division 2: Golden Bay Shield Maidens vs Motueka AFC Angels at Golden Bay High School MEN: 1.00pm: Nelson Pine Mens Division 4: Mapua FC Mens vs Golden Bay Stingrays at Mapua Domain 1.00pm: Nelson Pine Men’s Division 1: Rangers AFC vs Golden Bay Mountain Goats at Jubilee Park

AGM NOTICES GOLDEN Bay Swimming AGM, Monday 5 July, 7pm at Golden Bay Rec Centre. All welcome. Enquires to gbswimming@gmail. com. COLLINGWOOD Boat Club Inc AGM at Collingwood Fire Station, Monday 12 July at 7pm. Ph 021 059 9738. New members very welcome.

PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui HAPPY Birthday Deb! From your brother down under. AL-ANON: Are you affected by someone else’s drinking? Weekly meetings, 1.30pm Monday at the Catholic Hall. All welcome. Ph 0508 425 2666. GOLDEN Bay Pony Club would like to thank the following for their support in helping us with our arena: Sollys Freight, Pub Charities, Golden Bay Community Trust, FreshChoice Takaka. GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays. ALCOHOLICS Anonymous, open meeting, all welcome. Thursdays 7pm, 94 Commercial Street. Hall behind the Catholic Church. 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 is tax deductible. Email Maureen: or ph 525 8779, 027 335 1395. GB WEEKLY: Paradise Entertainment, Takaka and Collingwood On the Spot store are our agents. Or email us: admin@gbweekly. Office hours are Monday-Wednesday, 9am-5pm.

EMPLOYMENT WANTED / Hiahia mahi TWO professional workers available for domestic fencing, stone work/gabion, landscaping, tree planting, track ‘n trail work, etc. Competitive rates. Ph 027 295 2232 or 021 0844 7957.

ROB the JOB Bricklayer, Jack of all trades builder looking for work in the Golden Bay area CV and references available upon request | Ph 022 093 0624

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, 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 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. BLINDS, blinds, blinds: Duettes by Luxaflex “Beauty is in the detail”, block out, sunscreen, translucent roller blinds, venetian, lumishade. Luxaflex have been making blinds for over 60 years and their products have a five-year guarantee. Ph Tracey, Imagine designs, for a free measure and quote 027 440 0071.

BRICKLAYING/ blocklaying. KRW Contracting for all your masonry needs. 25 years’ experience. No job too small. Ph Ken 021 307 019. CARS wanted. Will pick up for free (some conditions apply). Motueka Auto Parts. Ph 03 528 9576. CHIMNEY cleaning, handyman, Dennis Sage ph 027 873 0726.

PERSONAL NOTICES / Pānui ake COLEMAN, Joanne: passed away peacefully on 26 June 2021 in Golden Bay, aged 74. Dearly loved wife of the late Trevor, adored mum of Russell and Sue, Brenda and Bob, and Craig and Tanya; treasured Nana of Todd, Aaron, Teegan, Zoe, and Chloe; and Great Nana of Millie, and Jaxx. Rest easy. Special thanks to the staff of Golden Bay Community Health for the care and compassion. Messages to the family, c/- 21 Waitapu Road, Takaka. In accordance with Joanne’s wishes a private cremation has been held. Details of a memorial service will be advised at a later date. Golden Bay Funeral Directors

Computer/Smartphone Sales and Repairs. Supporting all Windows and Apple products. Conveniently located on Commercial Street or available by appointment ph 03 525 8371. DRONE survey, 3D modelling, high resolution orthophotography, site inspection, etc. Mohua Uenuku Surveying, ph Alexis 021 0239 1364.

ELECTRICIANS. Fuse Electrical Golden Bay. Ready to solve all your electrical needs. Ph Thomas 525 9300, 027 788 8500.

ELECTRONICS repairs: Cell phones, computers, radios, TVs, HiFi and more! Ph 027 246 2432. FREEVIEW satellite TV. Ph 027 246 2432. FUNERAL directors, Matuku Funerals. Cremation, regular and eco-burials. Professional, caring and budget conscious with exceptional customer service. Proud member of the FDANZ. Laura and Mark Manson, East Takaka, ph 525 7399, 027 777 4738, 027 525 7399.

COLEMAN, Joanne: passed away peacefully on 26 June 2021 in Golden Bay. Dearly loved daughter of the late Rex Delaney and Patricia Manson. Treasured sister of Jan Gardiner, Judy Smith, Colin Delaney, and Jeni Chambers, and all their families. Resting GARDENING services. Ph Carlos 027 751 9730. peacefully. Golden Bay Funeral Directors THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 2 JULY 2021

TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga 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 Marg 027 222 5499,

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 HEAT pump installation, sales and servicing. Ph Dave McKay 027 404 4740, 525 8538. HELPING HANDS ph 525 6226. Te Whare Mahana Supported Employment. Lawnmowing, line trimming, garden maintenance, riparian planting, scrub-cutting, gutter cleaning, recycling, pothole repair, waterblasting, window cleaning, house moves. How can we help? LAWNMOWING. Pakawau, Bainham, Takaka to Wainui. Ph N Shaw 525 7597, 027 212 4020.

LAWNMOWING,, 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. PAINTER available, call Borrelli Painting for a free quote. All interior/exterior jobs. Ph Luca 022 086 1842. 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. PORTABLE BANDSAW MILLING. Ph Tim 524 8997, 027 714 4232.

RURAL NEW BUILD? FAILING SEPTIC SYSTEM? Wastewater Design, Onekaka-based services. AES system specialists - no ongoing costs, 20-year guarantee. Ph Rowena 524 8222. SEPTIC TANKS EMPTIED. Ph Chris 027 444 5334 or John 027 647 4913. 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. STUMP grinding specialist. Tree care and property maintenance. Ph Carl 027 263 5353. SURVEYING: topographical survey, construction and building set out, boundary location. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. TAKAKA Garden Services, for all your lawn and garden needs. Ph 027 525 8006 or 525 8806. TAKAKA Self Storage, Commercial Street. Units and containers. Secure yard with cameras. Ph 525 6181. TILING. KRW Contracting for all your tiling needs. No job too small. Ph Ken 021 307 019. WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726. WINDOW cleaning,, ph 027 690 0769. WINTER fruit pruning, garden/property design, edible landscaping, soil testing, garden mentoring. Sol Morgan, GroWise Consultancy, ph 027 514 9112.

HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora AROHA Health Spa. Massage: deep tissue, relaxation and clinical; structural bodywork, myofascial release, infrared sauna, spa bath, facials, holistic health and more. Open from 9.30am onwards. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. Ph 525 8870. 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. 2020 Masters series. Practitioner Anne Michell. Ph 525 8733 or 027 751 7970. 15


HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora ENERGETIC Kinesiology. For an appointment ph/txt Mark Bonar 027 857 5359.

T.H.R.I.V.E Therapies:

ERICA van Sint Annaland Physiotherapy, Golden Bay Community Health. ACC and private visits. Ph 027 776 6111.

Naturopathy, Colon Hydrotherapy, Hair Analysis Testing, Herbal Medicine, Reflexology, Iridology, Detox & Rejuvenation Programs, 8-week Microbiome Reset Protocol Naturally Boost Innate Immunity

JAN Jackson, emotional health specialist. Stress, anxiety and trauma release for lasting transformational change. Ph 021 194 8870. LISA Williams, registered medical herbalist, iridologist, Reiki master, reflexology, herbal apothecary. www. Ph 525 6150, txt 027 451 9797.

Shanti: 021 056 7548 or at Aroha Spa 525 8870 |

MASSAGE and Bowen therapy. Ph Thomas 022 160 9101.

Golden Bay Kindergarten

MASSAGE AND REIKI. Emma Sutherland (Ameliorate). First one-hour treatment - $35 for GB locals. Ph 027 487 2639.


Due to a staff member not returning after taking parental leave, we are looking for a qualified teacher for a 0.638 (25.5 hours) per week position.

MASSAGE: relaxation, sports, deep tissue. Lymphatic drainage for detox, immune support, oedema. 26 years of experience. Ph Paul 027 772 7334.

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

NATURAL Nail Care Studio. Manicures, pedicures, specialising in natural non-toxic products, nail restoration and difficult nail conditions. Ph/txt Amy Anderson 020 4079 0646.

Healing with Grace

REFLEXOLOGY with Ariane Wyler, Tuesdays and Fridays in town. Mobile service also available. Ph 021 0260 7607. TAICHI lessons every Tuesday, 5.30-6.30pm, Collingwood (hall next to the memorial), $10/class. Ph Will 027 515 5205. Tired of being tired? In pain? Bad digestion? Brain fog? Dr Bruce Dooley (NZ registered GP) is offering private in-depth consultations to determine root causes of health issues. Bayridge Medical Centre 14 Junction Street. Ph 525 7125 ,

Grace Shields 021346642 ♥ 5258106 BTSM, RMT MNZ

Gift Vouchers Available

Readings with Master Reader Nate

021 158 2357

Reiki Master: healer

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021 346642 ♥ 525 8106

MILKING position available, 650 cows, five minutes from town. House included. Ph Travis 027 525 9009. CAREGIVERS needed for mornings and nights. Training provided if necessary. Ph Dan for enquiries 027 269 8333. ANATOKI Salmon fishing and cafe is looking for motivated high school students to work on Saturdays or Sundays and school holidays between 12pm-5pm. Key responsibilities include: welcoming customers and maintaining the fishing equipment or assisting us in the cafe. Experience is welcome but not a necessity as full training will be provided. To apply please send CV to:

ACC registered Provider • • • • • •

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


Due to a staff member not returning after taking parental leave, we are looking for a qualified teacher for a 0.063 (2.5 hours) per week position, with the possibility of further hours relieving. Suitably experienced unqualified applicants may be considered for this position. If you would like to join the committed and experienced team at Golden Bay Kindergarten, see the online Education Gazette for full details of these positions and how to apply, or contact for further information Applications close Wednesday 7 July

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

Call 0800 749 739 for info or an appointment today

Chiropractor Inga Schmidt

MSc (Chiro), DC, MNZCA

021 180 7789

Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St ACC registered

Social Worker We are looking for an experienced Social Worker to join our dedicated and busy team here in Golden Bay. The position is for 20hrs/week. We would love you to join our team if you have:

• • • •

Current registration as social worker Extensive community social work experience Proven experience of using tikanga and bicultural practice Collaborative approach to work in a small community

For further information and an info pack email Premal Gauntlett at or call 03 525 9728. Written applications to include cover letter, CV, position application form (available from Mohua Social Services) and names of 2 referees. Applications close 16 July 2021.

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

Reg. Health Professional - CASUAL - ꟾ

Ph 027 338 9504

We seek a dynamic Case Manager to deliver focusedbased, recovery-orientated assessments and clinical interventions to service-users as part of a multidisciplinary team. This individual should demonstrate excellent communication and problem-solving skills, utilise initiative, and hold relevant mental-health specific experience. The successful candidate will (when working) maintain a caseload, participate in a mental health crisis on-call roster, and assist with interagency co-ordination as part of a supportive and collaborative team.

Grant Watson

If you have the flexibility to work casually, we would like to hear from you.

Manipulative Physiotherapist

Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

Mondays, and Thursday mornings Ph: 027 370 6472 Email:


For a detailed job description & application form, please e-mail, or go to


105b Abel Tasman Drive, Takaka

New listings wanted! Call Billy or Sam to find out how we can get the best price possible for your biggest asset New Listing/Open Home For Sale: TENDER - Closes 1pm, Thurs 15th July 2021, Will not be sold prior Open Home: Sunday 4th July 1.30 - 2.00pm KARSTAWAY HAVEN - It's easy to embrace this private, well-positioned northfacing home, set on 1.3ha of land in amongst karst limestone - this karstaway haven is a unique specialty. The feeling of living the rural dream, with no neighbours in sight. Yet, located only 5 mins from town and 10 mins to the beaches - It's a must-see! The heart of the property is the home, built from Hebel block, a strong, versatile and a proven high-performing product. Top-quality fixtures and fittings have been used throughout, which sets this home apart. There's so much to fall in love with here, we welcome people of all ages who want to establish themselves in one of the best parts of the country to come along and check it out! You will be impressed! If you are unable to view it in person, then we have the next best thing available for you, view the virtual tour of the home or watch the property video. Call Sam or Billy now for further details!

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28 Pakawau Bush Road, Pakawau

Level 1, 11 Buxton Lane, Takaka | Facebook @RaywhiteGoldenbay | 03 525 7219 I 027 608 5606 | | Billy Kerrisk Licensed Agent REAA 2008 PROPERTY WANTED / Rawa hiahia

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko

MATURE single male looking for permanent accommodation. four chairs, $50; fridge/freezer, $75, older model; coffee table Have references. Ph 020 4120 0710. and two matching chairs - conservatory or sleepout - make an offer; tall wooden dresser, $140; iPhone case/wallets, $5 PROPERTY AVAILABLE / Rawa watea each; child’s desk with inbuilt seat, $75; treadmill, $150; indoor ROOM for lease in Takaka CBD, $240/week including GST plus bowling mat, offers; two store cattle, heifers, $400 and $550. Ph 027 345 8684 evenings. power, gas and WiFi. Enquiries to Robin ph 027 440 1200. FLATMATES wanted. Two rooms available in modern, warm, eco house. Quiet bush setting, 10 minutess from town. Fully furnished option available, looking for clean living, working people. Send some info about yourself to ecoawesome.888@


JUST ARRIVED! From 1st July all NEW and RENEWED tenancy agreements must have a full Healthy Homes report completed and the rental property must comply with all standards within 90 days of the agreement date.

BUILDING or renovating? AES Wastewater Treatment system: No power, 20-year warranty, supplying NZ from Golden Bay., ph 525 9020. BIOCHAR: get your summer compost going now! Raw product, high quality. Created by masters in the field of soil science. 45-litre sacks, $35. Ph 027 721 8312.


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FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko WINDOW repairs. At home or work. Ph Golden Bay Glass 525 7274. 96 Commercial Street. FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348. BUILDING or renovating? AES Wastewater Treatment system: No power, 20-year warranty, supplying NZ from Golden Bay., ph 525 9020. MOUNTAIN Bike, GT Agressor, $100. Small fridge, $50. Ph 021 0885 7198. MITSUBISHI Outlander, 2006. One NZ owner (import), towbar, new battery and just serviced. 183,000km, very good condition, $8000. Ph 027 616 5211. VELVETS by Catherine Martin and MOKUM, linens by James Dunlop, sheers by Maurice Kain, and prints by Hemptech. Have Imagine designs make up your floor-to-ceiling lined curtains for a high-end thermal finish. Call in and have a browse, we are next to GB Glass, Commercial St, Takaka. Ph 027 440 0071. TIMBER for flooring, wall and ceiling linings, etc. Local plantation grown Lucitanica and Eucalyptus Nitens available in various grades and prices. 150x50 rough sawn or 19mm T&G or 12mm TG&V. Ph Andy 525 9228 or 027 228 1503. SOFA bed, $175, excellent condition; round pine table and THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 2 JULY 2021

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TO GIVE AWAY / Koha PIANO. Please ph 524 8151.

WANTED / Hiahia BEEF or dairy beef R1 or R2, 220-400kg, up to 40 wanted. Ph Olly 027 825 3626, 525 8764.

LOST AND FOUND / Ngaronga/Kitenga FOUND. Very large tabby and white male cat, smooth coated, appearing every day at Animal Welfare’s property in East Takaka for meals. Maybe you’ve recently moved and he’s a bit disorientated? Please ph Carol Well 525 9494.

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

THE MUSSEL INN. Open from 11am.

2pm at MAD Theartre Collingwood. See display advert.

TOTALLY ROASTED, Pohara. Open 5 days from 8.30am, closed Monday, Tuesday. Wood-fired pizzas on Fridays from 4 till 7pm For orders ph 525 9396. WHOLEMEAL CAFE, open 7 days for dine-in meals and takeaways, 7.30am-3pm.

GOLDEN BAY MUSEUM SOCIETY INC AGM, 2pm, Senior Citizen’s Hall. Gerard Hindmarsh “Tall stories – making history larger than life”.



EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē

TAKAKA CO-HOUSING NEIGHBOURHOOD LIVE EVENT, come along for more information, to have your questions answered and to hear about the application process. Mohua Social Services Hall, 4pm.

TUESDAY 6 JULY GOLDEN BAY MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB AGM, 7.30pm, GB Rec Park Centre. Cake provided.

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


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

Dine in at

COURTHOUSE CAFE, Collingwood. Open 7 days, 8am-3pm. No pizzas during winter. Ph 524 8194. CURRY LEAF. Open 7 days, 12-8pm. Chef-made food, takeaway prices. Order online or ph 525 8481. DANGEROUS KITCHEN. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, TuesdaySaturday, 9am-8pm. Closed Sunday, Monday. For bookings and takeaways ph 525 8686.

GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays. Late fees apply until 4pm Tuesdays, if space is available. Stitch ‘n Sew, Takaka and Collingwood On the Spot store are our agents. Or email us: Office hours are Monday-Wednesday, 9am-5pm. Office closed Thursday and Friday. Read the latest issue and past papers online at plus find our pricelist and deadlines for advertising.

WEDNESDAY 7 JULY Relax in our bar and restaurant and enjoy our seasonal and locally focused menu offering the best the Nelson region has to offer.

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

We welcome both our guests and casual diners alike.

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

Book online or phone 0800 333 089 40 Waimea Road, Nelson

O’SHA, open Tuesday-Sunday, lunch 11.30am-2.30pm and dinner 5-8.30pm. Ph 525 6117. SAFE HEAVENLY HAVEN CAFE, Collingwood (formerly Stay Awake/MAD Cafe), 8am-2pm and 5-8pm, Wednesday-Sunday. Bookings ph 021 107 6312.

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

THURSDAY 8 JULY DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 9-11am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007. SHAMANIC SOUND JOURNEY WITH SIKA, Pohara Hall, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Tickets from Eventfinda. Cash door sales (if there’s enough space). SENIOR CITIZENS’ OUTING. Lunch at Courthouse Cafe, Collingwood, 12 noon.

UPCOMING GIGS & EVENTS... Friday 9th July




Saturday 10th July


Dinner Events JULY 2ND

FRENCH CUISINE Thomas our classic French chef teaming up with Rex our long time Head chef to bring you a night of something a little different on a winters evening!! 3 courses menu , 2 options per course, special price for all 3 courses Bookings a must.



152 High Street, Motueka Ph 027 528 7205

Friday 16th July

CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAYS GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them each Sunday, 10am at Takaka and 4.45pm at Collingwood. SACRED Heart Catholic faith community celebrates Mass at 4pm each Sunday. All welcome. ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for morning worship and communion at 10am.



LA ROOMBA (LIVE) Saturday 17th July



FRIDAY 23rd July

alanjahjah en de eaggerlings Gourmet food & burgers, Open fire, Good beer, Good people

“You give perfect peace to him whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You’.

The Wholemeal Cafes first ever winter Roast night. Booking is essential for this one off event, vegetarian/vegan options Same night as the Matariki Light Festival held on Commercial street.

Isaiah 26:3

Sunday Service 10am

Takaka Church of Christ Bookings 035259426



All Welcome ☺

93 Commercial St, Takaka

Pastor: Rodney Watson 027 511 4266 Ph: 525 9265

Kahurangi Christian Church

Perfect for couples, a playground for families and a paradise for hikers!

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

1000 acres of private West Coast to explore


7 unique beaches along 3km of coastline



03 524 8711

TRUTH BE KNOWN RALLY from 11am and Freedom March 18



TALK Author



My Beautiful Island by Chris Potter tells the story of Chris' th motherIsland Norah, who journeyed My Beautiful by Chris Potterfrom tells the story of Chris' England to Hong Kong Be educated and informed of the TRUTHS that sets US Free with speakers like mother Norah, who journeyed as a young, single from England to Hong Kong Sue Grey, Joe Rifici, NgAngA and yourselves in open debate. professional woman, as a young, single discovered professional woman,romance and discovered romance andand survival, marriage, war CELEBRATION of our IndepenDANCE DAYs Constitutional LIBERTY marriage, war and survival, and spent three years in a 7 Tasman Street COSMIC Collingwood and spent three years in a camp with her young prisonprison camp with her young son, Chris. son, Chris.


JULY @ M.A.D from 11:00am

Takaka Library

Takaka Library Wednesday 14 July, 2.00pm Wednesday 14 July, 2.00pm Copies of My Beautiful Island will be available for $35


Copies of My Beautiful Island will be available for $35


Takaka Citizens’ Band would like to invite all past and


present members of the Band to their 140th Celebration. When: Saturday 02 October 2021 Where: In the town of Takaka, Golden Bay NZ

Programmes to listen out for:

Programme: A street march and playout followed by BBQ lunch with viewing of Band history and photos.

7 Seas Shanty Sessions Trevor Sommers presents 60 minutes of sea songs and shanties from around the globe. Airs Thursdays at noon with new content every 2 weeks.

Lunch Cost: $10 Come along and meet old friends and make new ones. For further information, please register your interest

Gen Z Time Machine Join teenager Charlie Cuff and hop into the Gen Z Time Machine as he unearths stories from past decades and talks to people about their experiences handling life during the 1900s. Gen Z Time Machine airs Monday afternoons at 4.00 with new content every 2 weeks.

with the Celebration Secretary at

That’s MYNT - A programme hosted by members of Multicultural Youth Nelson Tasman (MYNT), a group of young people living in the Nelson-Tasman region to support and promote Nelson-Tasman youth. We are different in many ways and speak different languages. We come from all corners of the globe. That’s MYNT airs Tuesday afternoons at 5.00 with a new show every 2 weeks.

The Mussel Inn Coming Up...

Thu 8th JORDAN LUCK BAND plus EKO PARK, $45 tickets online ($60 door) Sat 10th HOBNAIL,$15 Thu 15th QUIZ, 7.30pm

Thu 22nd LIVE POETS/ACID ON THE MICROPHONE 7.30pm, $5 koha Sat 24th GRAWLIXES, $10 Sun 25th DANIEL CHAMPAGNE, $20 but may be sold out

Golden Bay

Sat 31st PICKLE DARLING, $20 tickets online


Valid from Friday 2 July until Tuesday 6 July

2 Commercial Street, Takaka ꟾ Ph 525 7305

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



Ph: (03) 525 8800


$340,000 Incl. GST

Very rarely do blocks of land this size come on the market (especially near Collingwood!): 1.79ha of fertile farm land is ready to be transformed into your own lifestyle property. The vendor will provide power to the boundary, then the rest is up to your imagination. With the title available now, this is offered on a ‘first in - first served’ basis, so don’t muck around!! Collingwood township & Area school is just over 4km away. Ref: GB3845

James Mackay 027 359 0892 or


Offers Over $420,000

This large half acre+ section is just five minutes from Takaka Township and 5 minutes to Pōhara Beach AND straight across the road to the cycleway, with Motupipi School just a short stroll away too. This proposed 2750m2 flat section is subject to final survey with power, phone and sewerage connections available. Great mountain and rural vistas. Call Paul for further information. Ref: GB3844

Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or



• Bordering Pākawau Estuary • 2.1ha of est. garden & paddocks • Tidy 3 bdrm/1 bthrm home • Conservatory & covered deck • Carport, garage/hobby room Ref: GB3841 Price By Negotiation Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or


• Low maintenance home • 4 dbl bdrms /1 bthrm • Large garaging & parking space • 488m2, tastefully landscaped • Tata Beach just moments away! Ref: GB3842 Offers Over $795,000 James Mackay 027 359 0892 or

Deadline Sale: 12pm 14.07.2021 (NSP)

One of the last sections available in Tata that commands views out to sea, with the mountains beyond & native bush surrounds. It is a manageable 716sqm site, elevated & has been strategically planted on all sides with native vegetation that reflects the hills around it & provides privacy. The rear of the section shows the full potential of what a slightly elevated house will capture. Further information available. Ref: GB3842

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or





• Large, open plan design • Outdoor entertaining/garden area • Dbl glazing, logburner, heatpump • 690m2, 3 bdrms/1 bthrm/2 toilets • Wheelchair accessible thru’ out Ref: GB3829 Price By Negotiation Bryony Tesar 021 819 124 or

Large retail space 1000m2+ Set on 4 titles X5 Secure long term tenants LIM, Reg. Val., Building reports avail. under confidentiality Ref: GBC3758 $1.6m+GST (if any) Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or

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Sharon McConnon Sales Manager 0275 258 255


Paul McConnon Salesperson 0275 042 872

James Mackay Principal/AREINZ B.Com 027 359 0892

Belinda J Barnes Agent/AREINZ 021 236 2840

Bryony Tesar Salesperson / B.Com 021 819 124