The GB Weekly - 9 July 2021

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Friday 9 July 2021

Building a new community

Building houses and a community: future residents and organisers of the Takaka cohousing neighbourhood. Photo: Supplied. ALISTAIR HUGHES

A room full of enthusiastic potential homeowners gathered at Mohua Social Services on Monday for an update on Takaka’s cohousing development. Since the purchase of 14.5ha of land on the corner of Rototai Rd and Meihana St in January last year, neither a global pandemic nor planning bureaucracy appear to have slowed this initiative down. Tak ak a Cohousing Neighbourhood representatives Simone Kidner and Sarrah Jayne brought the gathering up to speed. With 20 homes in the cohousing development already reserved, the purpose of this meeting was to invite local interest in the remaining 14 houses. Sarrah opened the meeting by taking everyone through the principles of living in a cohousing community, with shared resources, a strong ethos of sustainable living and collaborative decision-making. This encouraged questions on a wide variety of subjects, including pet ownership, washing lines and general expectations of residents. A body corporate fee of around $2500 per year would be required for the general upkeep and maintenance of common areas. These include a common house with a shared dining hall, a community lounge, laundry and even

a library. There will also be an outdoor event space, community gardens and orchards. The house plans were then presented and discussed in more detail. Only double-storey homes remain available, with seven two-bedroom and seven threebedroom options to choose from. All the houses are semi-detached, with neighbouring homes mirroring the same layout. Though final costs should be confirmed in September, the two-bedroom homes are estimated to be between $525-575,000, and the threebedroom options between $625-675,000. Payment of a deposit of 10-20 per cent in September will enable new residents to secure their home. As the Takaka Cohousing development is a not-for-profit project, the confirmed sale prices will reflect the actual costs of building, including the common house and land. Having designed the homes, architect Simone fielded more technical questions; including one about the use of an interior facing product called magnesium board. This prompted an audience member to jokingly suggest that it must also be good for joint pain. Passive solar principles and sustainable insulation material have been incorporated into the plans, and each dwelling will have its own freehold Unit Title. Local interest was certainly apparent,

Architect Simone Kidner. Photo: Alistair Hughes.

and Golden Bay residents are invited to begin the application process by visiting the Takaka cohousing website: https://www. The next residents’ hui is scheduled for October/November, where successful applicants will be able to meet the rest of their new community. With TDC resource consent anticipated in August or September, building will commence early next year, with completion in 2024.

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At its meeting on 4 June, Tasman District Council voted 12:2 in favour of commissioning an independent investigation on the Waimea Dam. Its purpose is to review and comment on the quality of advice and background information provided to council leading up to the decision of 30 November 2018 to go ahead with the dam. I have always supported an inquiry in some form, otherwise there will be a legacy of too many questions remaining. There has been a lot of concern in the community and among some councillors as to what information the decision was based on – when the cost of the dam was predicted in some quarters from the start to be a lot more than the $95m, if not double that. The question arises: how independent can this inquiry be, given that it will be organised and paid for by the council? Some in the community are concerned about this. Inquiries cannot be plucked off the shelf, however. An inquiry by the Auditor General was requested and was turned down. The only other option is a ministerially ordered inquiry or a“sponsored”inquiry, the relevant type being a “public inquiry”; however, the Minister would only intervene with that when the council has exhausted its own options. So this leaves the council needing to ensure on behalf of the community that this inquiry is as independent as possible. The Terms of Reference will need to be approved by council, and developed under the supervision of the Audit and Risk committee, which has an independent member who will lead this. The community can be confident that this is standard best practice. It also provides flexibility to be as wideranging as necessary, though that range needs to be balanced against cost. In contrast, a government-sponsored inquiry would have very specific, and possibly a narrower, Terms of Reference. To avoid bias, or the perception of bias, no staff or councillors will be involved in the investigation and analysis. They will, however, provide information, as will previously elected officials. Because the review will cover and assess the overall quality of the advice and background information, input from community stakeholders who were involved should be able to provide... Continued on page 2


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COUNCIL MATTERS Continued from page 1 ...input about technical information, and I support this. The review overall will concentrate on what technical and factual information was provided and how it was provided for the council to make its decision. The inquiry won’t look at speculation, or whether or not a dam is a good thing per se. Nor will it include an assessment of information and events subsequent to the 30 November decision, the reason being that there must be limits and the 30 November decision was key to going ahead. The final report will be made to council directly by the independent investigator, and I expect that it will be made public.

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The first dry Saturday in several weeks saw the longpostponed Golden Bay Axemen’s Club Queen’s Birthday Challenge take place outside Takaka’s Telegraph Hotel. Under the gaze of market-goers, a reduced, but high quality field, chopped its way through a sizeable pile of chunky logs. Male competitors included local axeman Dave Gowland, New Zealand Veteran Willie Able and his son Tim, former Challenge winners Ray Biggs, Brian Godsiff and Dave McEwen, plus West Coast chopper Mike Simpson. The women were represented by South Island champion Ashleigh Radford of the Nelson Axemen’s Club, and the ever-consistent Courtney Clarke. Picton-based Willie, who has been competing in woodchopping events for around 30 years, was using Saturday’s Challenge as a warm-up for an international event. “I’ve got some chopping competition coming up in September,”

First man standing: Golden Bay axeman Dave Gowland chops his way to the standing competition title. Photo: Jo Richards.

said Wille. “It’s an A&P show in Adelaide – New Zealand Veterans versus Aussie Veterans.” Following a few warm-up chops, there were no second chances for the axemen in the knock-out format. The blades flashed in the bright winter sun and the woodchips flew across the car park as the choppers laid into the wooden blocks. At the end of the morning, the champions emerged, with Dave Gowland taking out the standing category and Mike Simpson winning the underhand chop. Willie enjoyed a pretty good warm-up, finishing second in the underhand after eliminating Dave Gowland in the first round. “The underhand wood was very hard and Mike and Willie were the two highest ranked underhand cutters there,” said Dave. “The tough wood seems to sort the men from the boys.” In the women’s best-of-three series, Ashleigh won the first race easily prompting the handicaps to be adjusted, before the woodchopping gods took over. In the second race one of the South Island Champion’s blocks fell out which gifted her opponent an unassailable lead. In the decider, Courtney drew a block that was probably the fastest wood of the day and she cut it superbly to take the race and win the series.


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Climate and biodiversity co-crises

Rod Oram’s presentation to a very full house in Takaka last week, threw down the gauntlet to every one of us to push for rapid progress from our elected representatives on climate change, and “keep their feet to the fire”. Further, he presented civil disobedience as a moral duty to achieve this. Oram is no radical. Rather, he is a well-respected, mainstream business journalist and commentator with depth of international experience and overview few can match. Groups such as Extinction Rebellion reached this thinking some time ago; is it now the middle ground? That agricultural emissions are the “low hanging fruit” in addressing New Zealand’s carbon commitments, won’t sit well in rural quarters already buffeted by legislative change. But change we must. Those who dismiss such concerns, or push for delay, would do well to read on Oram’s example of Nestle. As the world’s largest food company, and Fonterra’s biggest customer, they seek a 50 per cent cut in emissions throughout the whole value chain by 2030 and 100 per cent by 2050. They are already in discussion on Fonterra’s share of that commitment. Oram also raised the issue of biodiversity loss. Inextricably linked with climate change, it is mainstream thinking in the global arena and must be addressed at the same time. Crisis? Sounds like it to me. From a young age I was taught to view “crisis” by its Chinese definition – “a dangerous opportunity”. Alec Milne

Weka: wonderful or wicked?

Twice recently, and in different locations, we have seen the startling sight of weka stalking and killing blackbirds. While you have to admire their guile and stealth it makes you ponder just what the weka’s role in our native ecosystem is, and what exactly are they eating? DOC websites describe weka as omnivores whose diet is 70 per cent plant based and 30 per cent animal based. Having seen the blackbirds demise, I’m wondering if it might be the other way round. Weka seem to go through boom bust population cycles. Serious decline in Golden Bay in the 1990s and early 2000s and nowadays increasingly widespread throughout both Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks from the coast to the tussock. Their recent revival is simultaneously pleasing and concerning. It is pleasing because it has been a pleasure to be able to regularly observe an iconic endemic species again, as well as other endangered birds such as the falcon, kea, pateke and whio. It is concerning because weka will eat anything moving smaller than a football and within two feet of the ground. Chicks, eggs, powelliphanta, gecko, weta, frogs, and more are all fair game. How, in this instance do DOC and Project Janszoon do their excellent work of protecting native fauna, when an iconic endemic bird is the culprit? Maybe it is time for an extensive survey on Western Weka numbers and exactly what they are dining on. Simon Faulkner

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Tasman District Council’s latest issue of Newsline (number 499) opens with headline “Revised funding option confirmed for dam costs“. It continues stating that revised option A provides for a more favourable impact on the general ratepayer than option A on which the public was consulted. Yes, option A was presented to us, as were options B, C and D, in the draft 10-Year Plan. However, we the public were never given the opportunity to have our say on revised option A. Had we been given that opportunity, would we have voted for it in greater numbers than we did for option D? We will never know. Newsline totally ignores the fact that option D ever existed, or that it was the most popular of the four choices. It also fails to mention that we were never given the revised option A as a choice.

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Mid-winter night, clear and bright . A brilliant sunset over the Bay fills our hearts with delight. A deep red sky, glowing, As the first evening star twinkles and shines, Soon followed by the Matariki seven star formation. Cold clear air brings a powerful energy. Matariki sunset calls us, To pray and feel blessed. Such gratitude for our calm, peaceful Golden Bay Nature sleeps, as the tall trees stand bare, Mid-winter Matariki Sunset Cath Halliwell

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Thank you, Dr Dooley. According to the New Zealand Government’s official website, around five per cent of adults in New Zealand are deficient in vitamin D (Adult Nutrition Survey 2008/09). A further 27 per cent are below the recommended blood level of vitamin D. Simple maths says that over one third of New Zealanders are actually vitamin D deficient. There are also a number of NZ universities funded for researching the effects of this large imbalance and reasons for it. [Abridged] Sarah Hornibrooke

Getting over the Hill – safely

Whilst journeying over the Takaka Hill on Sunday, it was gratifying to see that most drivers were taking into account the icy conditions, ie, proceeding slowly. Nonetheless, twice, our heavy 4WD got taken by the slippery road to somewhere it wasn’t asked to go, thus putting us and other road users in danger. Much black ice and frosty edges were evident, but almost no grit laid to help keep motorists safer, particularly on the many shaded parts. Small pockets of grit in just a few areas had already moved over to the centre of the road, so weren’t much use. It seems a shame that our amazingly generous fire service and ambulance teams might also be faced with these treacherous conditions should they be called on to deal with an emergency on the Takaka Hill. I hope something can be done soon to ensure that the Hill is kept as safe as possible throughout the chilly winter months. NB: I understand that conditions on the next day were much safer, with grit laid down, but obviously there are days when this is not so. Maureen Scotland

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Well-k nown journalist Rod Oram visited Takaka last week and spoke of the urgent need to address the co-crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. There was standing room only at Golden Bay Community Centre as Rod began his presentation with a stark warning: “We have one decade left to solve the climate crisis – and the cocrisis of biodiversity loss... We need to get on the right trajectory.” The timetable, he said, was even tighter for New Zealand. “It’s now or never… The next six months are the most crucial.” Rod built a picture of the scale and severity of the looming crises using extracts from several highlevel reports, including the Stockholm Resilience Centre’s work on planetary boundaries; Jonathan Porritt’s Hope in Hell; The Dasgupta Review on economics and biodiversity, and the publication Biodiversit y and Climate Change, co-authored by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Referring to data published in these reports, Rod pointed out that the largest overshoot of planetar y boundaries was due to excessive “ biogeochemical flows”, specifically of nitrogen and phosphorous, “from the way we grow food.” Regarding greenhouse gases (GHGs), he said global emissions are on track to produce non-linear, irreversible change. “We have built a lot of pressure into the climate system, which is leading to potential tipping points.” While the t win crises are global, solutions tend t o b e e n a c t e d t h ro u g h national policies. Focusing the discussion on New Ze a l a n d, R o d d i s c u s s e d the Government ’s target of net zero emissions by 2050, highlighting the importance of the Climate Change Commission’s recent recommendations on carbon

Climate talks: Rod Oram in discussion with a member of the audience. Photo: Jo Richards.

budgets, pathways, and polices. “We must be incredibly focused and ambitious.” The target, he said, could be achieved using existing technologies, but it was imperative that methane emissions were incorporated, and not just from a climate perspective. “Reducing methane emissions is one of the most powerful tools in the fight against biodiversity loss.” As more global focus is placed on methane emissions, Rod believes the Government will be forced to alter its approach. “It will be more difficult for New Zealand to split methane and other gases in international negotiations,” said Rod, adding that methane produced by farm animals is a major issue. And it’s not just the policy-makers who will need to adapt. Businesses will also need to change their practices. Presenting GHG emissions data compiled by Nestle – the world’s largest food company – Rod stressed the significant contribution of primary producers. “Around 70 per cent of their [Nestle’s] greenhouse gas emissions come from suppliers, including dairy,” he said, pointing out the implications for New Zealand’s biggest exporter. “Fonterra still refuses to set a goal on reduction of methane, but they will have to do it.” Although the developing crises present huge challenges for Aotearoa, Rod also sees a significant opportunity. “It’s fantastic for New Zealand. We have the largest stock of natural capital per capita in the world, excluding fossil fuels.” But that opportunity needs to be grasped quickly and firmly. “2021 is our big decision year,” said Rod, before outlining the tight policy timetable. “In October, parliament will vote on carbon budgets.” At the same time, the Government will also decide whether to increase its commitment to global climate targets, while December marks the deadline for the publication of its emissions reduction plan. “So, the next six months is crucial,” said Rod. “We must give politicians the confidence to be bold.”

Looking at New Zealand’s GHG output in more detail, Rod differentiated between industrial emissions – mainly carbon dioxide – and those from agriculture, which are predominantly methane and nitrous oxide. He highlighted the lower financial burden of tackling the latter. “The capital cost of transforming farming systems is actually low.” As to how the country navigates its route to zero emissions, Rod said that a comprehensive policy toolbox, which encompassed sinks as well as sources, was required. “We need a combination of behavioural change and technological change. If not, then we need to increase [carbon] sinks, such as forests.” He finished his presentation with a lyric penned by Johnny Rotten: “You’ll have no future… if you don’t make one for yourself.” But, given the urgency of his message, he might have equally added a line from Elvis Presley’s classic hit, It’s Now or Never: “Tomorrow will be too late.” During the subsequent question-andanswer session, farming practices emerged as the most common topic. In his responses, Rod acknowledged that farming technology could achieve zero emissions and contribute to biodiversity, but practices need to evolve. “How you use that land and what you grow on it will change.” The final question was arguably the most immediately relevant. “What action can I do to influence the Government in the next six months?” asked a member of the audience. Rod’s first suggestion – to reduce personal environmental footprints – was followed by a long list. “Spread the ripples… share knowledge and have community action,” said Rod. “Get messages to the Beehive, so sign petitions, send letters… Reach out to the people who aren’t locked into this, such as National Party members…” Local Green Party member Dave Tinkler formally closed the meeting by thanking Rod for making the effort to come and speak in Golden Bay.


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Collingwood Area School celebrates Matariki

Students learn how to weave with input from teachers Tui Kemp, Donna Zeller and parent helpers. Photo: Ronnie Short.


Last Friday, the Collingwood Area School whanau collaborated in a day of celebration of Matariki, the Maori New Year. Students, staff, parent helpers, invited guests and Manawhenua ki Mohua representatives were present at 8.45am for a karakia and waiata, which were followed with a mihi whakatau by Lloyd McPherson. Students then broke into groups of 12 to participate in a range of activities. Manawhenua and teachers were kept busy throughout the day with classes in all aspects of tikanga Maori. Robin Slow worked with students in the art room with Kevin Heywood, supervising the painting of cut-out profiles of the siblings of Matariki and Rehua. “Rehua was first-born of the children of Papatuanuku and Ranginui,” explained Robin. “They represent different attributes of regulating the world. One of the children (of Matariki and Rehua) regulates fresh water, another the sea and food, animals and so on...Both Matariki and Rehua were of peace and understanding.” Simon Walls guided students through the process of making koauau – firstly ensuring the interior holes bored were


From left: Aonghus Garbutt, Jien Ejima-Seo, Flynn Culverwell, Miro Weiss with their koauau. Photo: Ronnie Short.

smoothed with a drill press before being sanded by hand. Then the exteriors were sanded until smooth, with the students trying to play the koauau during the whole process. They were then allowed to carve a design. “That’s as important – it has its own life force,” said Simon. “The traditional way of carving is to have a little face at each end, so there are three faces involved – yours and the two carved. If all is going well you will get a sound out of the third mouth.” The students were told about Brian Flintoff and Richard Nunns, the forerunners in the recreation of traditional wind instruments made of wood, bone, pounamu, thus honouring the work of those who had gone before. Royce Rhodes mastered a consistently reliable sound from his koauau and was in the process of carving his first design/ face. “It’s been fun, interesting and I have learned a lot,” he said. Another group of children, overseen by Lloyd, prepared kai

for the hakere at 1.30pm. Food to accompany the lamb spit and feast for all involved would conclude the Matariki celebrations. Deputy principal Alison Menary explained that, aside from the above groups, the rest of the groups circulated around three activities. They learned rakau iti (stick games) with Charlotte Muir, wove harakeke fish and kete with Tui Kemp and Donna Zeller and created putiputi (flowers) with Kathy Hindmarsh. There were string games with Kim Powell, wind toy construction with Sam Gaddes, poi making with Elizabeth McPherson, Lynda Earl and Laurelee Duff. Jonny Hanlon led a group on traditional Maori navigation. Braden Faavae ran a kapa haka group and Lyndon Clark worked with students coding Matariki games on computers. Students were absorbed in each activity, and all agreed the day was one of fun. Year 12 helper Nicole Custers said, “It’s been a very good day to learn and have everyone do rotations.”



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hate speech is being ‘told’ [by the NZ Government], not agreed [to, by the people of NZ] and that it is difficult to communicate ideas if there are restrictions. “Our elected representatives need to act on our behalf; we urgently need a plan to immediately stop the infringement of our rights…and we need to find points on which we [all] agree. “The challenge for all of us is to share information in a kind and loving way – connecting and finding a way to talk about our differences – it’s not black and white.” Up next was a performance of The Prophet, written and sung by Francis Maxino, and based on the idea that “love can change the world”. The crowd, urged on by NgAngA, then sent “a combined breath of our love towards Wellington. We [would] love our Government to look after us.” The final speaker, Joe Rifici, spoke of acting immediately and in a practical way to challenge the Government narrative on both Covid-19 and hate speech. “We each need to be a model to inspire others to stand up and stop this...Let this day symbolically be the day to regain our freedoms that have been taken from us – [let us] take back our speech.” The rally reached “full flavour” at about 1.30pm, when the gathered crowd, bearing placards, marched a joyful and peaceful circuit of the Collingwood township.


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Saturday’s match between Golden Bay’s Shield Maidens and the Motueka AFC Angels offered a shot at redemption for the home side. Earlier in the season, the Angels had shown little mercy in their 3-0 win over the Maidens. But that was then, and this was now. Under the tutelage of coach Phil Smith, the Maidens have improved in all areas of the pitch and confidence is high. The home side, sporting new matchday, shirts ran out onto the turf at Golden Bay High School to cheers from their supporters who remained vocal throughout the 90 minutes. For the first 15 of those minutes, the Maidens appeared to lack composure in the face of the more physically imposing and experienced Angels. But the home side gradually settled down and struck the opening blow when Abbie McConnon knocked the ball into the back of the Motueka net. The tie settled down into pattern of attack and counter-attack with both sides creating scoring opportunities but it was the Angels who conver ted nex t to level the match. Refusing to be downhearted, the Maidens roared back and came within a whisker of restoring their advantage when Tiana Olney’s

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sweetly struck shot cannoned of the crossbar, just before half time. During the break, Phil delivered a simple message to his players. “We need composure. Shut them down fast. Look up and pass. Communicate.” Back into the fray, the home side had clearly heeded their coach’s words and, within five minutes of the restart, inspirational skipper Ellie Hopkins struck a shot that gave the Nelson keeper no chance. With their lead restored, the Maidens continued on the offensive and their attacks yielded several corner kicks. The visitors, who were clearly feeling the pressure, almost conceded a third goal when their keeper fumbled a long-range shot and was left scrambling to keep the ball out of her net. A few minutes later striker Jess Currin-Steer pounced on a loose ball in the Angels’ six-yard

box, but somehow the keeper manged to claw the ball away. With each opportunity that passed for the home side, the likelihood of the visitors getting something from the match increased, and this eventually transpired 15 minutes from time when the Angels banged in an equaliser. Despite creating further scoring chances, the Maidens were denied another goal and the score stayed at 2-2 until the final whistle. A good result for the Maidens, and partial redemption for the home side, but it was a better result for the visitors. Speaking to his squad immediately after the match Phil was full of praise for the performance, but disappointed by the score. “It was ours for the taking… You can all walk away thinking we won.”




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NEWS IN BRIEF Chris Potter’s “beautiful island”

Kia ora whanau • You may or may not have noticed the station door has been closed as we have had the painters here for two weeks. The place is looking pretty snazzy, so feel free to pop in and check it out. Our local primary schools are kindly doing some artwork for our walls. • Winter has arrived. Please drive to the conditions. Expect to find ice on the road in the mornings and drive conservatively. Black ice has been experienced on the Takaka Hill and on the Takaka-Collingwood Highway. It’s lethal. • 5 July: A 75-year-old local male suffered concussion, broken ribs and sternum after losing control of his vehicle

due to black ice between Patons Rock and Takaka Ae ro d ro m e o n S H 6 0 . Thanks to all those that assisted at the scene prior to emergency services’ arrival. • 6 July: A blue iPod full of countr y music was reported lost. This is particularly important to the owner as he uses it to play music on Fresh FM. • Police have launched a national road policing campaign called Operation Deterrence in an effort to curb the number of fatalities we see on our roads. Expect to see us out and about concentrating on seatbelts, impairment (alcohol and drugs), mobile phone use, and speed.

Chris Potter with his book My Beautiful Island. Photo: Submitted. SUBMITTED

Nelson-based Chris Potter started life in a prison camp in Hong Kong with his English mother, Norah. There as a toddler he learned to salute and bow, to stamp on cockroaches in bare feet to entertain fellow prisoners, and to do as he was told. It was Stanley Civilian Internment Camp and Chris arrived there in February 1942 aged five months, after losing his English father on Christmas Day 1941 while he was helping to defend Hong Kong from the Japanese. Only hours after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour, they invaded Hong Kong. They had been at war with China since 1937. The tiny multinational army and civilians of Hong Kong didn’t stand a chance against the seasoned warriors. Life changed dramatically for those who survived. Norah had enjoyed an active social life in Hong Kong before marrying John Potter in 1939. They spent three years in the prison camp before being liberated late in 1945 and repatriated to England. Norah never blamed the Japanese or the German people, knowing they were all victims of a war mentality. Chris discovered his mother’s diaries and records just after she died. She’d recorded her memories on wrappers of cigarette packets and labels off cans, from Americans in the camp. The book My Beautiful Island tells the story of Norah’s journey from England to Hong Kong as a young, single professional woman; to romance and marriage; to war and survival; then building a new life in the years that followed. Chris will be talking about My Beautiful Island at Takaka Library on Wednesday 14 July from 2-3pm.

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SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro BRIDGE 30 June. Championship Pairs: N/S: J Edmondson/S Van Wijngaarden 61.81%, A Hunt/C Christiansen 57.29%, A Foreman/T Packard 56.60%; E/W: S Langford/P Nelson 64.68%, R McDonald/C Webster 57.54%, J Pemberton/P Panzeri 55.16%; h/ cap: N/S A Foreman/T Packard 69.60%, J Edmondson/S Van Wijngaarden 67.76%, A Hunt/C Christiansen 67.49%; E/W: S Langford/P Nelson 75.18%, R McDonald/C Webster 68.14%, J Pemberton/P Panzeri 62.91%. 2 July. Winter Freeze. S Langford/P Wood 68.12%, C Mead/D Sarll 58.70%, E Bradshaw/J Kingston 57.25%; h/cap: S Langford/P Wood 73.12%, E Bradshaw/J Kingston 65.25, A Foreman/T Packard 65.02%. GOLF 29 June. 1st Daisy - Par: R Reynish -4. Closest to pins: 3/12 B Miller. 30 June. Stableford: R Young 45, J Arnst 41, C Win 37. Closest to pins: 3/12 J Arnst, 4/13 J Hanbrook, 8/17 M Dixon. Twos: J Arnst, M Dixon, S Win. 3 July. Championship Finals. Senior Women: B Climo bt C Hill. Intermediate Men: N Barnes bt T Polglase. Junior B Men: J Garner bt R Heuvel. Stableford: C Win 43, G Little 36, W Dobbie 36. Closest to pins: 3/12 C Win, 4/13 D Win, 8/17 R Dyce, 9/18 W Collie. Twos: G Ryan, S Win, N Moore. Happy wanderer: J Bensemann. Best gross: N Moore 73.

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GB Football Club Fixtures Saturday 10 July JUNIORS: 9.00am: Non-travelling juniors at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre 10.30am: 9th Grade: Golden Bay Wekas vs Motueka AFC Lightning at Golden Bay Rec Park 10.30am: 11th-12th Red: Golden Bay Orcas vs Nelson Suburbs FC Stars at Golden Bay Rec Park 10.30am: 11th-12th Yellow: Mapua Rangers (1) vs Golden Bay Pumas at Mapua Domain YOUTH: 10.30am: 13th-14th Blue: Golden Bay Gladiators vs FC Nelson Tornadoes at Golden Bay Rec Park 10.45am: 13th-14th Red: Nelson Suburbs FC Athletico vs Golden Bay Panthers at Saxton Fields WOMEN: 1.00pm: Nelson Pine Women’s Division 2: Waimea College vs Golden Bay Shield Maidens at Waimea College MEN: 1.00pm: Nelson Pine Men’s Division 4: Golden Bay Stingrays vs FC Nelson 3rds at Golden Bay Rec Park 3.00pm: Nelson Pine Men’s Division 1: Golden Bay Mountain Goats vs Fresh Choice Richmond 1st at Golden Bay Rec Park

Takaka Rugby Football Club DRAW - Saturday 10th July 2021

HOME GAMES U6s/Ripper - Sat. 10.45am Field 2 U9s - 11am vs Waimea O.B. Red Field 2 U11s - 10.30am vs Motueka United Field 1 U12s Red vs U12s Blue - 11.45am Field 1 Hope to see you on the sideline RECENT AGM / Hui ā tau - Nō nā tata nei ORGANISATIONS may have their committee members’ names printed in this column. Email GOLDEN Bay Genealogy Group committee for 2021/22: Convenor, Bob Kennedy; treasurer, Mary Dobbie; secretary, Sally Gaffney. HERITAGE Golden Bay committee for 2021/22: Chairman, Barry Cashman; treasurer/secretary, Sally Gaffney. Committee members: Gerald Langford, Wendy McLellan, Dave Myall, Julie Reilly, Paul Sangster, Ken Scott. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 9 JULY 2021

AGM Notices: PCRA AGM 17th July 2021.


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

PERSONAL NOTICES / Pānui ake WATSON, Tony. Passed away in the early hours of 6 July 2021 in Nelson Hospital. Loved son of Margaret and Bill and father of Hannah. Rest easy, gentle soul. After a cremation, friends will gather in Milnthorpe on Saturday for a small farewell, for details please contact Hannah ph 027 404 5830. BATY, Keith Jeffery. Passed away peacefully on 6 July at home in Takaka surrounded by his loving family. Much loved and treasured husband and best friend of Liz. Loved son of the late Jessie and Jeff and love son-in-law of the late Patsy and Jack Doyle. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Murray and Adrienne (Christchurch); Pauline and Max Jones (Perth); and Jill and Eddie Davis (Greymouth). Loved brother-in-law of Mary and David Gardner (Greymouth); and John and Adrienne Doyle (Chrischurch). Loved and respected uncle and great-uncle of his nephews and nieces and a special friend of Daphne and Steven; and Daniel. Heartfelt thanks to our district nursing team for their wonderful care, love and support. Messages to 173 Long Plain Road, Kotinga, RD 1, Takaka 7183. A service to celebrate Keith’s life will be held in the Kotinga Hall, Long Plain Road, Takaka on Tuesday 13 July at 1pm. Anisy Tasman Funeral Home, 03 544 1129.

PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui KEN George Passport Photography has ceased trading. Please do not ring the number formerly advertised. ANDROID Users’ Group, Thursday 15 July, 1.30pm, St John Rooms at the Rec Centre. Bring your Android devices. SeniorNet members $5, non-members $10. GOLDEN Bay Community Board meeting at the Golden Bay Service Centre on Tuesday 13 July, beginning with public forum at 9.30am. Please register if you wish to speak in the public forum.

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

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

ARCHITECTURAL design, residential housing. Ph Peter Fersterer 525 8132. BRICKLAYING/ blocklaying. KRW Contracting for all your masonry needs. 25 years’ experience. No job too small. Ph Ken 021 307 019. CARS wanted. Will pick up for free (some conditions apply). Motueka Auto Parts. Ph 03 528 9576. CHIMNEY cleaning, handyman, Dennis Sage ph 027 873 0726. CHIMNEY sweep. Puponga - Takaka Hill. Query or quote ph Steve 021 0810 1146. Computer/Smartphone Sales and Repairs. Supporting all Windows and Apple products. Conveniently located on Commercial 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. GARDENING services. Ph Carlos 027 751 9730.

GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays.


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GOLDEN BAY DIGGER HIRE 1.7 tonne. Ph 027 713 0684.

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 Storage, Takaka. Dry, safe, secure, alarmed, insurance approved. Furniture trailer available. Ph Marg 027 222 5499,

ALCOHOLICS Anonymous, open meeting, all welcome. Thursdays 7pm, 94 Commercial Street. Hall behind the Catholic Church. Ph 0800 229 6757.

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

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.

Rabbit Vaccinations Rabbit Haemorrhagic disease (RHD) also known as rabbit calicivirus - is a highly infectious, deadly disease that affects wild and domestic rabbits. The vaccine comes in a pack of 10 doses, so we are planning on having a day specifically for all your bunny friends to be vaccinated, making it much more cost effective for you.

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HEAT pump installation, sales and servicing. Ph Dave McKay 027 404 4740, 525 8538. LAWNMOWING. Pakawau, Bainham, Takaka to Wainui. Ph N Shaw 525 7597, 027 212 4020.

LAWNMOWING,, ph 027 690 0769. LYRICAL PIZAZZ WITH JAZZ. See display advert on page 4 of this issue, underneath the letters to the editor.

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. 11

TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga 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.



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

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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.

ERICA van Sint Annaland Physiotherapy, Golden Bay Community Health. ACC and private visits. Ph 027 776 6111. JAN Jackson, emotional health specialist. Stress, anxiety and trauma release for lasting change. Ph 021 194 8870. LISA Williams, registered medical herbalist, iridologist, Reiki master, reflexology, herbal apothecary. www. Ph 525 6150, txt 027 451 9797. MASSAGE and Bowen therapy. Ph Thomas 022 160 9101. MASSAGE AND REIKI. Emma Sutherland (Ameliorate). First one-hour treatment - $35 for GB locals. Ph 027 487 2639. MASSAGE: relaxation, sports, deep tissue. Lymphatic drainage for detox, immune support, oedema. 26 years of experience. Ph Paul 027 772 7334.

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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.

REFLEXOLOGY with Ariane Wyler, Tuesdays and Fridays in town. Mobile service also available. Ph 021 0260 7607. TEETH WHITENING, safely remove stains from your teeth! REFLEXOLOGY, alleviate stress and anxiety, relaxation or healing. Now at THE HEALTH CENTRE, 12 Motupipi Street, first Monday of every month. Experienced qualified practitioner, bookings ph Susanne 027 374 7108.

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FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348.

QUILTERS “GARAGE” SALE: All things Quilting/Sewing/Fabric Art…… rulers/fabric/books/notions….

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Enquiries to any quilting group member or Jenny 525 7900, Liza 524 8487

CAIRN terrier x Jackapoodle x Australian terrier puppies, available in four weeks, three black dogs, $800. Ph Sarah 027 525 9974. ORDER your avocado plants now for spring pickup. Hass, Reed, Hopkins and Sarll available. $55 per plant. Ph Sarah 027 525 9974 or order online at SUZUKI GN250, excellent condition, 16,500 km, WOF and reg, new rear tyre, $2800. Ph 022 364 6745.

Find us at the Saturday Market, at our farm stall (3 mins from Clifton Corner, open Thu/Fri afternoons when sign is out), and delivering around Golden Bay.

CANON MP270 photocopier. Electric lawnmower. Offers. Ph 027 435 2402. LAMBS, three ewe lambs born October 2020, $60 each. Also, small bales of hay made January 2020, $7 each. Ph 027 525 7503.


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

PROPERTY AVAILABLE / Rawa watea COMMERCIAL space for lease in Takaka, $240 incl GST per week. Suitable for health or business consultant. Enquiries to Robin ph 027 440 1200.

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. Contact us for more information Ray White Property Management 027 525 7229 -



WANTED / Hiahia

GALLERIES / Whakakitenga

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

STAMPS, postal stamp albums. Ph 525 8338.


LOST AND FOUND / Ngaronga/Kitenga

FARMING 2030 COMMUNITY PLANTING DAY: 10am in Kotinga. All welcome. Contact Debbie debbiepearson@ for details.

LOST. Tow rope, 3 July, on Dry Road just a km from the Wairoa River (Pakawau side) about 4.30pm. Left on roof of our truck. Appreciate if anyone has seen it. Ph Steve 021 927 595. FOUND. The very large tabby and white male cat advertised last week now has full board and lodgings at Animal Welfare’s property in East Takaka. Is he yours? He would love to go home and is very vocal about it! Please ph Carol Wells 525 9494.

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

SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea WORKERS needed to tie down kiwifruit vines, Kotinga, Takaka. Approximately two months’ work, good work ethic essential. Ph Jeff 027 245 5566.

TUESDAY 13 JULY 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. 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-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. DE-LISH DELICATESSEN. Sumptuous, delicious food. Lunches, catering, coffee, chocolate, cheeses and epicure items. Weekdays from 6.30am. Ph 525 7111. OLD SCHOOL CAFE, Pakawau. Open 4pm-late Friday; 11amlate Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Ph 524 8457. 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.

BADMINTON, GBHS GYM, 7-9pm. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007. GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays. Late fees apply until 4pm Tuesdays, if space is available. Paradise Entertainment and Collingwood On the Spot store are our agents. Or email us:

WEDNESDAY 14 JULY 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 15 JULY DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 9-11am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007.

LATER EVENTS MOTUPIPI HALL CASSEROLE, VEGGIE, DESSERT LUNCHEON, Saturday 17 July, $17pp, 12.30pm. Baking, produce, raffle. UPPER TAKAKA COUNTRY CLUB PIG HUNT, 31 July-1 August. THE RAFT, by Carl Nixon. 28 July-7 August. See advert on next page for details.

THE MUSSEL INN. Open from 11am.

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:

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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.

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.

BioBalance Operations Coordinator Permanent Part-time Role We currently have an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join our team to coordinate the day-to-day operations of BioBalance, a B-Corp organisation, and sister company to HealthPost Ltd. You will be working alongside our Commercial Procurement team in an exciting and fast paced environment for NZ’s favourite online retailer of natural health products. You will have strong computer, Excel, and communication skills, able to work autonomously, be outcome oriented and an expert in prioritisation. Key responsibilities include: • • •

Coordinating BioBalance day-to-day operations across teams, suppliers, wholesalers, manufacturers, and other external parties. Stock management - ensuring optimal, accurate stock holding. Maintaining processes to meet or exceed Assure Quality Handling Standards and B-Corp Certification.

Previous experience with ERP (NetSuite, Oracle, SAP) or similar systems is favourable. Demonstrable prior procure to pay, purchasing and wider commercial experience would be ideal. Knowledge of supply chain, online retail, inventory management, manufacturing or the NZ natural wellness marketplace would be a bonus.

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 at 10am.

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

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

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

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

This permanent part-time role is based in our Collingwood office with flexible working hours and/or remote working options. To request a job description and application form, or to send your CV and cover letter, please contact: Applications close Friday 16 July 2021. 14

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Takaka Church of Christ

All Welcome ☺

Sunday Service 10am

Pastor: Rodney Watson 027 511 4266 93 Commercial St, Takaka Ph: 525 9265 THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 9 JULY 2021

U3A welcomes Bevan C Grant, Emeritus Professor

who will present Living Forever or Die Trying”, covering some of the social, economic, cultural, political and personal ramifications of a steadily increasing ‘older’ population in NZ.

Senior Citizens’ Hall, Friday 23 July, 10.30am All welcome - non-members a gold coin please





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Spirit Untamed (G) In the Heights (PG) Moonbound (PG) Days of the Bagnold Summer (M) Dream Horse (PG) (Final) Percy vs Goliath (PG) Lapsis (PG) Spirit Untamed (G) Moonbound (PG) Percy vs Goliath (PG) Matinee: Days of the Bagnold Summer (M) (Fin) Antoinette of the Cévennes (M) In the Heights (PG) Lapsis (PG)

Coming Up...

Jesus for Hippies, Gypsies & Pilgrims

Sat 10th HOBNAIL,country Celtic folk rock, $15 Thu 15th QUIZ, 7.30pm Thu 22nd LIVE POETS/ACID ON THE MICROPHONE 7.30pm, koha Sat 24th GRAWLIXES, $10 on the door Sun 25th DANIEL CHAMPAGNE, $20 tickets online Sat 31st PICKLE DARLING, $20 tickets online

July 14th – 17th 2021 Mornings, 9:00AM–12:00PM Evenings, 7:00PM–8:30PM Free event Patons Rock, Golden Bay For more information, visit To register your interest, contact

Bookings phone 525 8453 Film information may be found at


UPCOMING GIGS & EVENTS... Friday 9th July




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LA ROOMBA (LIVE) Saturday 17th July

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Saturday in the Country - Brother and sister Terry and Diane Langford have hosted Saturday in the Country since 2000. Terry, a dairy farmer in Golden Bay, is also a whizz with sound production and Diane is a full-time library assistant at the Takaka Memorial Library and helps run the Drama Society’s Costume Hire plus dabbles in acting when the opportunity presents itself. Kindly supported by Kotare Sands, airs Saturdays 12-2pm, replaying Thursdays at 4am. Spirited Conversations - Jan Marsh presents Spirited Conversations, a recording of a specially chosen speaker from around New Zealand. Spirited Conversations are held monthly at Nelson’s Yaza Cafe and then broadcast on Fresh FM. Airs monthly on a Friday afternoon at 3pm. The Deadline Report - Ben Vidgen Investigates. Investigative journalist author Ben Vidgen presents a 30-minute show offering quality alternative media backed by quality documented information on issues not hitting the headlines that should be. Airs Sundays at 1pm with a new episode every 2 weeks.

FRIDAY 23rd July

alanjahjah en de eaggerlings Gourmet food & burgers, Open fire, Good beer, Good people GOLDEN BAY WEATHER FORECAST


Valid from Friday 9 July until Tuesday 13 July Friday: Blustery southwesterlies although lighter winds around Takaka. Mainly fine apart from a few snow showers over Kahurangi. Saturday: Southwesterlies easing. A few early showers then becoming fine although a few snow showers lingering over Kahurangi. Sunday: Light winds. Fine with frosts at first. Monday: Light winds, souteasterlies about Farewell. A few cloudy areas otherwise fine with frosts in sheltered areas.

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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


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Beautiful Tata Beach just a short stroll away

Deadline Sale: 1pm 27.07.2021 (NSP)

Whatever the demographic you fit into, this wee 1 bdrm cottage in town could have your name on it! As neat as a pin, with the grounds offering a blank canvas on which to make your mark & a location second to none, you really must check this out. Be quick to take advantage of an opportunity that seldom presents itself in this central location. Call me for further information or pop into my Open Home on Sunday. Ref: GB3846


• One of the last sections available • Views of the sea & mountains • Native bush surrounds site • Strategically planted on all sides • A manageable 716sqm site Ref: GBC3842 PBN Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 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




• Set on a private, elevated location • 12.6ha setting with 3600 views • Spacious 3 bdrms/2 bthrms • Beautiful open-plan design • Large dble garage & 4 bay shed Ref: GB3820 Price By Negotiation James Mackay 027 359 0892 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


• Small, diverse glazing business • Purpose-fitted, spacious workshop • Services the whole of Golden Bay • Great commercial location • Ready for new owner to step in! Ref: GBC3838 $120,000+GST(if any) GC James Mackay 027 359 0892 or


• Elevated, private & great views • Beautifully est. gardens • 3bdrm/2bthrm home on 13.8ha • Completely energy self sufficient • Built in 2009, well maintained Ref: GBC3833 $1.4m Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or

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