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Friday 16 July 2021

Magical Matariki celebrations

Midwinter magic: An angel spreads her wings in last Friday’s lantern parade, part of the weekend Matariki celebrations. Photo: Paige Lynette Photography. JO RICHARDS

From last Friday evening through to Sunday night, Takaka fizzed with midwinter magic. Lighting the blue touchpaper on the Matariki 2021 festivities The Dance Collective

Mohua warmed up the gathering crowd before the lantern parade lit up Commercial Street on its way to the centre of town, where Manawhenua ki Mohua welcomed everyone to the celebration. The welcome was

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followed by Collingwood Area School’s kapa haka, a waiata, and an ancestor ceremony. A spectacular mix of music, fire shows and dancing completed the night’s entertainment. The following evening, the Village Green

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Reinstatement work on the grandstand is due to start next month, says project manager Joe Bywater. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

Tuesday’s meeting of the Golden Bay Community Board (GBCB) saw the welcome return of Grant Knowles, who deputised as chair in Abbie Langford’s absence. Board member Dave Gowland had also submitted his apologies, but the depleted gathering was boosted by a large delegation of TDC staff that included the CEO Janine Dowding, environment and planning manager Dennis Bush-King, chief information officer Steve Manners, reserves and facilities manager Richard Hollier, and project manager Joe Bywater.

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Property developer Des Payne asked for the board to help expedite the official naming of a new road which is part of a Ligar Bay subdivision. Until the road is named, titles cannot be issued. Des has proposed the name “Tyssen Street”, and explained that TDC has approved it, but it needs to be endorsed by iwi and the board. It was agreed that the board would request a report from TDC staff to be considered at the August GBCB meeting. Jill Pearson began her address by thanking TDC for providing an updated report on the reinstatement of the grandstand, saying was “by far the best report” council had issued over the last five years. She said the Grand Stand Trust didn’t want to “cut corners” but to make the project “as efficient as possible”. Jill suggested more involvement from the Golden Bay community and asked the GBCB to facilitate “an informal meeting” between project leaders, the Trust, the A&P Association and the public. Zoom regular Reg Turner appeared larger than life on the big screen to air his views on the Bay’s two ward councillors – specifically about their support of revised option A for funding Waimea Dam cost overruns. Highlighting what he believed to be a contradiction between councillors’ pre-election manifestos and their actions, Reg said. “They have failed to comply with the statements made prior to them being elected.” On a completely different subject, Reg asked whether there had been any progress made on providing access for “old and disabled” people to Collingwood beach. This issue was addressed later in the Action Sheet review with Dennis undertaking to speak to TDC transport manager Jamie McPherson. Noel Baigent wanted to know what was happening to the previous Bridgers Hollow bridge structure that NZTA removed when the Takaka to Paines Ford cycleway was constructed. The board subsequently agreed to ask the community for suggestions as to where it should be re-deployed. Noel echoed Jill’s sentiments regarding the grandstand report and was keen for the work to begin. “Let’s get on and get the job done.” Highlighting the need to repair a walkway at the eastern end of Meihana Street, Zane Perry said “It is starting to collapse.” It was agreed to pass the issue onto TDC as a service request. Chair of the GB Shared Recreation Centre board Sara Chapman had some good news. “On Sunday we had over 1000 people through the Rec Centre.” She explained that around 400 attended the Covid vaccination clinic and more than 750 enjoyed the fireworks display. Further Covid clinics are planned for later this month and early next. The Waimea Dam got another five minutes of coverage when Louise Coleman revisited the cost overrun funding options. “Revised option A is worse than option D in so many ways.” She reserved particular criticism for Councillor Chris Hill who she said had “demonstrated a lack of knowledge” in her justification for supporting revised option A.

TDC’s digital strategy

Steve Manners presented the council’s blueprint for a digital future, explaining that the initiative was in response to rapidly changing technology and the need to “deliver differently”. Underinvestment in technology, he said, meant that council

were “using processes that are 20 years behind”. One of the key aspirations of the blueprint is “to engage community more frequently and easily”.

Grandstand report

Joe Bywater’s report was taken as read, and questions on the reinstatement project were invited. Averill Grant asked how much of the funding the community would be expected to raise. Richard Hollier explained that up to one-third could be public money but hoped the $930,000 budget would be sufficient to complete the work unless some of the identified risks led to cost overruns. Averill inquired whether toilets were a mandatory element, while Celia asked if the old steps could be reinstated. Joe Bywater said the former were a requirement under the Building Act, and the latter “would need to be replaced” as they are not compliant with standards. The good news was that the work is due to start soon. “Depending on the consent process, we hope to be on the ground by early- to mid-August,” said Joe.

Chair’s report

The contributions to public forum by Reg and Louise sparked a lengthy discussion amongst board members and TDC staff about setting “boundaries” on tone and content, and how these should be managed. “Using it [public forum] to come and have a go at us, that’s inappropriate,” said Chris. Celia pointed out that changes have already been made, including asking people to register and limiting the number of speakers to six. Dennis advised following the Standing Orders, which allow the chair to stop speakers if they are being abusive, repetitive or deviate from the topic. Janine said she appreciated “the very difficult position councillors are in”, and explained that work was being done to support community boards and councils, including the use of safeguards and protections. Continuing the theme of working together, Grant informed the meeting that the charter, which defines the relationship between GBCB and TDC, was under development and would soon require input from the community. “We need to decide the best way to do this,” said Grant whose suggestion of a board workshop was unanimously supported. Averill raised the issue of one-way bridges, highlighting the varying directional priority for traffic on the CollingwoodPuponga Road. “The give way signs are inconsistent through Ferntown, and residents would like to see them all in one direction.” This would, she explained, involve a reversal of priority at the Aorere Bridge. It was suggested that Jamie McPherson should be consulted.

Discretionary funding

A discretionary grant of $230 was awarded to Aorere Futures Trust, but an application from the Rec Park Centre was deferred.

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Dennis provided an update on the Pakawau seawall. “The application has been lodged and is going through the process of gathering additional information.” In response to a request to ban dogs from the western arm of Port Tarakohe, the board decided that rather than prohibit dogs, it would encourage compliance with the existing bylaw which requires dogs to be kept under control. Dennis undertook to inquire about providing additional signage which would indicate that dogs were kept on a leash. Following an acknowledgement of the correspondence received, the meeting ended at 12.30pm. For those who have become used to 90-minute meetings, the three-hour marathon came as a bit of a shock to the system. The next meeting of the GBCB is at TDC Golden Bay Service Centre, Takaka on Tuesday 10 August at 9.30am. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 16 JULY 2021

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Elaine Asquith, Tasman Environmental Trust’s regional predator control co-ordinator, and Anthony Brown, a volunteer with the Paines Ford trappers and Healthpost Nature Trust, address the gathering of trappers at The Mussel Inn. Photo: Ronnie Short. RONNIE SHORT

Project Mohua recently invited Golden Bay pest control volunteers to come together for a “chatter and natter” at the Mussel Inn. The aim was to share information about the challenges, to develop connections and identify priorities for working together. Following a few words of welcome and karakia by DOC community ranger Andrew Lamason, the get-together was facilitated by Elaine Asquith, the regional predator control co-ordinator. Elaine works for the Tasman Environmental Trust (TET), Project Mohua’s umbrella organisation. Those present were invited to introduce themselves and their reason for attending. Everyone then broke into groups to discuss challenges, opportunities and themes regarding predator control. Chair of Project Mohua, Marian Milne, said the idea was initiated some 10 years ago by former DOC community ranger Greg Napp. “Normally we go out in the field and show people how to set traps etcetera. This is more formal.” Areas and groups represented at the meeting included Friends of the Cobb, Project Rameka, Pohara, Rototai coast, Patons Rock, Onekaka, Milnthorpe Park Trappers, Mackay Pass, Kaituna, Mangarakau Swamp, Cape Farewell and Wharariki. Other attendees came to learn more and offer support. Marian spoke on behalf of the Healthpost Nature Trust project, which has been running for 18 months, and is aiming for mustelid control across Puponga Farm Park and total pest removal inside the predator-free fence at Cape Farewell.


A Milnthorpe representative spoke of how “absence of evidence is not necessarily evidence of absence” when it comes to finding untouched trap bait. Most attendees agreed on the need to try innovative methods. Many expressed their hopes that younger people would become involved, as the majority of volunteers are “old”. Nina Soper, from Friends of the Cobb, said they experience many challenges, namely the two-hour drive into the Cobb, mast years and the steep alpine terrain. She challenged those who said their volunteers were all getting old, saying “Our oldest trapper is 83 and still going strong.” Nina said climate change is now the biggest threat. “Rats now come right up into the alpine, beyond the 900m height they used to get to.” Some of the latest technology for trapping predators was demonstrated, the latest being the AT220 trap, one of which which killed seven possums in a week at Farewell Spit. Alec Milne explained that mayonnaise bait attracts pests which are killed instantly by a “kill plate” such as that used in the DOC 200 predator traps. Andrew Lamason’s thoughts aligned with those of local ornithologist Val Stocker on the contentious issue of introducing genetically modified rats into the wild. Carrying a “terminator gene” that would render all female rats infertile, “That would be the end of our rat problems,” Val said. “We just need to get it over the line,” said Andrew. For more information visit: and



Recollections This is an abbreviated version of the monthly Golden Bay Museum Society newsletter

Behind the Scenes Tours

Next week, Thursday 22 July, will be the inaugural Behind The Scenes Tour of the museum. We will be taking i n t e r e s t e d members of the museum societ y into the research room, the archive room, the cold store, collections rooms, quarantine room (three we e k s m i n i m u m managed isolation for possible silver fish infestations not Covid), kitchen, offices, toilet and any other cubby hole you might like to poke your noses into. There will be four tours in the morning (10, 10.30, 11, 11.30) and two in the afternoon (1.30 and 2). There will be a maximum of six people on each tour as it gets a bit crowded in the rooms otherwise. You will start in the research and archive rooms and find out just what sort of collections we hold in there and how we store them. We have diaries, company records, TDC archives, valuation rolls, newspapers, photographs and oh, so much more. You will then move down the rabbit warren of the museum to be taken over by Karen and Lee who will show you the bits that No-one Ever Sees - the textiles, objects, rocks, whaling pots..... Goodness the list is endless. Be sure to book your slot or you will miss out. Remember this first tour is free for members only. So if you haven’t renewed your membership or you wish to join or you are already a member and wish to book a slot, contact Karen on 525 6268 ASAP!


Membership subs are now due. $20 will get you a monthly newsletter which includes all the latest news on what the staff are up to, latest accessions, interesting objects we have found, quizzes and the occasional joke; invites to openings of all our exhibitions (nibbles and bubbles - not to be missed!); social events; and the cream of the cream - an annual general meeting. Payment can be made in cash or internet banking: Golden Bay Museum Society Inc 02-0764-0063386-000

Our Recent AGM

Once again a huge thank you to Gerard Hindmarsh for the very entertaining tales he told after our recent AGM. The large audience hung on his every word. In case you missed the meeting, our new board for the year is (in no particular order): Geoff Rennison, Robin Manson, Pat Ballard, Jenny Treloar, Noel Baigent, Frank Susko, Laurelee Duff (Manawhenua ki Mohua), Mary Ann Tait (treasurer) and Grant Knowles (TDC rep).

From Our Collection On the 1st of September we will be unveiling, what we hope will be, the first of several short exhibitions highlighting objects from our extensive collection.

This first exhibition will focus on our textile collection. We shall have all sorts of items out on display, amongst them some of the following: a black cape, undies (!!), hats, evening wear, dresses, gloves and a very recent acquisition of a 1920s exquisite flapper dress that used to be worn by a Golden Bay local. I think, with both dresses and undies, we should be catering to all types and tastes!


Fishermens’ footprint

I too would like to respond to Clive Barker’s letter (GBW 11/6). I question the need for artificial reefs where there has never been a natural one. Surely Mother Nature knows best about habitat and what the marine system needs? If she hasn’t already put one there, then no need. It would be a pointless exercise for a trawl fisherman to use gear that was causing such damage as it often suggested by many uneducated members of the public. Due to huge innovations in fishing gear technology we are merely skimming the bottom, the material used for net making is so light for the ease of towing it couldn’t withstand ploughing into the sea floor. The environment and its wellbeing is paramount to us as without it we couldn’t exist. We know working with Mother Nature, not against her, is the only way for a productive future as is the present. Fish stocks are so abundant that we spend much time tying to avoid certain species due to a cautious approach by the government in setting quota limits. I recently completed the annual scallop survey in the Marlborough Sounds and Tasman Bay, one week after surveying a camera was used to see the impact the dredge had on the sea floor and there was no evidence a dredge had been there at all. This was done by the scientists that were a part of the survey. I would be happy to discuss these topics with anyone. [Abridged] Cris West, owner operator of the FV Rongatea

Wonderful weka

This is in answer to Simon Faulkner’s concern about the omnivorous nature of the native weka (GBW 9/7). This is the nature of the weka which has its niche amongst our endemic species. I see the weka’s place as a restraint on what was once an abundance of native species. If introduced species such as stoats, weasels, cats and possums didn’t share this same capacity there wouldn’t be such a problem. In fact the ability of these last mentioned predators to satisfy their appetites is much more of a threat to other species as they have the added ability to scale trees. It is the predators we should be concerned about rather than the weka who lives on his turangawaewae. If we have since brought in inappropriate mammals, it’s hardly the weka’s fault. It’s ours and we should be doing all we can to correct that. I appreciate Simon’s concerns but Simon, please turn your concerns to curbing the predators which are all out of their natural habitat and therefore are wreaking havoc and don’t request DOC to do a weka survey. There’s plenty of predator work where that money could be better spent. Karen Brookes

The benefit of fireworks

What a great show the fireworks display at the Rec Centre was on Sunday. Those that complain are always quick to make their voices heard. Organising anything takes a huge amount of time, and is often a thankless task which can be extremely demoralising. I can’t speak for others, but a huge thank you from me for putting on a well organised event. Roger Dunham

The cost of fireworks

The first 10 seconds of last Sunday night’s fireworks sent 40 of our calves and cattle racing around their paddock then crashing full speed through a five-wire fence, posts breaking and high tensile wire snapping. A truly heart-wrenching sight. The cost to many of these animals was pain. With probably about 1000 cattle living within a couple of kilometres of the Rec Park Centre I’d guess ours weren’t the only ones to come to some grief as fear possessed them with the commencing of this immense explosion of light and sound. Maybe we could have yarded them, big and small packed in together, and hope they did not crush each other, the timbers held, and not too much damage to flesh was sustained. We had moved them further away, to a more secure paddock, and given them as much room as practicable. But nowhere on our farm was sheltered from this extravaganza. We were anticipating a bit of a show and frightened stock but what was unleashed was far beyond anything we ever thought would be deemed appropriate in the middle of an agricultural valley. I hate to be a killjoy (or a NIMBY) but maybe next year a much toned down display, a different venue (such as out over the water off Tarakohe), or even a reconsideration of the true costs of 10 minutes of wow. We’re keen to celebrate Matariki, but are happy gathering with our community to marvel at the lights in the sky that are Matariki. Gleeson family

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The Sustainable Living Centre’s new employees, from left, Sukie Conley, Charlotte Squire and Elliot Cleland enjoy a coffee meetup at the Wholemeal. Photo: Supplied. SOL MORGAN, GROWISE CONSULTANCY

With challenging times comes a need for change, and this is true for the Sustainable Living Centre (SLC). Over the past few months, the Te Wharerangi Trust (which administers the SLC) has appointed three new staff to bring more life to its aims and vision for a healthier world. This has been enabled by a generous donation from a local who believes in SLC’s mission, “to promote regenerative organic practices and sustainable living”. Along with funding from Lotteries and the Rata Foundation, the SLC is committed to becoming a resilient, well-functioning organisation that serves the Golden Bay community and beyond. After its last AGM, the trust adopted the sociocracy model of dynamic governance, which seeks to create psychologically safe environments and productive organisations distinguished by the use of consent, rather than by majority voting. Elliot Cleland heads up the centre gardens as manager, taking responsibility for organising volunteers and Department of Corrections clients to grow healthy food and maintain the prodigious two-hectare site for the community to enjoy. Elliot sees his job as an “earth worker and community weaver” to facilitate more public use of the space, an abundance in nutrient-dense produce, and plentiful learning opportunities in biology first soil practices. “I feel passion for all aspects of this role”, says Elliot. Sukie Conley came on board in May as fundraising director. With her wealth of experience, Sukie has brought greater focus through planning meetings (with help of her skilled partner John Gieryn) and a fresh approach to getting the centre optimised. Her dream is to see the SLC become financially sustainable and adaptable in an ever-changing world. “Through systems and models we are implementing ways of doing things that will not only make the centre resilient in the face of change but, over time, will help it continually evolve to better fit the needs of those involved and the wider community.” Most recently, Charlotte Squire joined the team as

community connector. “I feel really happy to be in the role and feel my skills complement the rest of the team’s. I’m looking forward to helping the SLC step up to a new level, with my job being to connect and build positive relationships with all sectors of the Golden Bay community.” Her responsibilities include organising events, creating opportunities for people, supporting educational activities (along with SLC course director Zahra Lightway) and handling communications. If you’re interested in getting involved, having an allotment or knowing more, then please email Charlotte at or just drop in and say “Hi” to Elliot, who is around most days.



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Farmers fuming over future land-use restrictions JO RICHARDS

To say farmers are fuming would be something of an understatement. Feeling under the cosh from a raft of national and local land-use polices, the rural sector believes its voice is largely going unheard by the Government. So Golden Bay’s farmers and landowners seized the opportunity to speak to the two National Party MPs who came to listen to their hopes and fears last Friday. Taking up an invitation from Robin Robilliard, opposition agricultural spokesman David Bennett, accompanied by Maureen Pugh, spent a full day in the Bay, beginning at Kaihoka Station, before attending a public meeting in Pakawau, and finally heading to Upper Takaka. The message they took away is that farmers are extremely concerned about the loss of property rights, feel unappreciated, unfairly vilified, and believe they are subject to the ideological whims of a metropolitan government. Over breakfast at Jock and Joyce Wyllie’s Kaihoka farmhouse, the two MPs listened to Joyce’s concerns about existing and upcoming policies governing wetlands, freshwater quality, Outstanding Natural Landscapes and Features (ONFLs), Significant Natural Areas (SNAs), and Coastal Environment (CE) zones. The latter three designations are being mapped under Tasman District Council’s Landscapes and Coastal Environment Projects using a similar approach to that employed by an earlier Golden Bay pilot project. According to Joyce, the 2016 pilot study report has effectively been discarded, much to the frustration of the farming community. “Farmers sacrificed a lot of time for the Small Working Group; that’s now been ignored.” Tasman District Council’s recent draft, Landscape Study 2021, lists seven ONLs, five of which are in Golden Bay, plus 33 ONFs, around half of which are in the Bay. Furthermore, the proposed CE zones appear to have expanded significantly since previous delineations. “Our whole farm is now classified as coastal environment,” said Joyce, who is worried about further restrictions being imposed on land use. David believes the time has come for farmers to push back against such policies. “At some stage you’ve got to stand up to the Government.” In addition, he doesn’t believe the industry bodies are doing enough. “Federated Farmers, Beef and Lamb, and Dairy NZ take a negotiated approach with government,” said David, “…but it has consequences. Anyone who opposes the Government is seen as extreme.” He explained that his party would seek to protect property rights while ensuring environmental protection, using an outputs-based approach rather than strict top-down regulation. “We think we can come to a solution that is acceptable to both.” With the breakfast discussion over, Maureen and David followed Joyce down to a part of the farm, hidden from the coast, where a small herd of beef cattle was quietly grazing. “This is categorised as outstanding,” said Joyce, “But to me it’s more like a simple green paddock.” The group subsequently reconvened at Pakawau Hall, where a 40-strong audience of farmers and rural landowners were keen to have their say. But before the public got its turn, Maureen, who is a West Coast beef farmer, began by pointing out that Wellington is not solely responsible for setting the rules. “It’s not always central government; local councils also have an impact into how regulations are implemented.” Waikato dairy farmer David acknowledged the frustration in the room. “Farmers are rightly getting a bit angry about what’s going on,” he said, before making a commitment. “We will take your concerns back to Wellington.” Of the 18 attendees who spoke, the majority were farmers and landowners critical of what they perceived as poorly drafted policy, and worried about the high level of uncertainty surrounding future activity restrictions on their properties. Kaya Blown, who co-owns a 20-hectare lifestyle block on Pakawau Bush Road, vented her frustration at the possibility of new rules being applied to her property. “It leaves us very uncertain, and we are concerned that it will destroy everything we have worked for.” Sheep farmer Pax Leetch encapsulated the mood of the rural sector, in his address. “Farmers are feeling quite overwhelmed by the sheer weight of policy,” said Pax, who advocates a more practical approach. “We do need change, but we need these policies to be common-sense, to be workable, and to achieve what they set out to achieve – not just box-ticking, ill thought-out government policy.” Two of Joyce’s neighbours are equally unhappy about the designations of their land. Jules Ferguson is one of them. “We farm 670 hectares; 100 per cent is Outstanding Natural Landscape and 100 percent is Coastal Environment,” said Jules. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 16 JULY 2021

Farmer Joyce Wyllie, left, raises her concerns with National MPs Maureen Pugh and David Bennett. Photo: Jo Richards.

She expressed her concern about unforeseen rules being applied to designated features, citing those imposed on her property’s 50 or so wetlands. “We were told we wouldn’t have to fence them off, but here we are, we are now being told we have to fence them I am cynical.” Marjorie Miller’s 500-hectare farm is similarly designated, and she too is concerned about wetlands management, especially by what she sees as a lack of common sense. “We have 35 – some of them are just holes that Peter has dug for stock.” “Are we going to let government and council people come in and take control when they don’t know anything? It can’t go on, and we can’t let it happen.” Merv Solly Golden Bay ward councillor Celia Butler likened TDC’s position as “the meat in the sandwich” and explained that councils are required to implement government policies. Council wanted this to have the “lowest impact possible”, said Celia. “The plan is to have a collaborative process to design rules around these landscapes…and staff are willing to come and visit individual properties.” Haulier, contractor, farmer, and quarry operator, amongst other roles, Merv Solly had a lot to say about environmental policy and property rights. “Freehold title interference is not a good idea,” said Merv, who believes the burden of regulation is already oppressive. “We now feel like criminals most of the time.” He was critical of authorities legislating in areas he felt they did not fully understand. “Are we going to let government and council

people come in and take control when they don’t know anything? It can’t go on, and we can’t let it happen.” Farmers also expressed their disappointment at a perceived lack of support from the wider population. “Farmers are feeling under the pump and unappreciated by the wider public in New Zealand,” said Pax, whose view was endorsed by farmer Sue Payne. “I feel there isn’t a value put on our contribution to New Zealand.” Patons Rock resident Averill Grant went further and accused the policymakers of undermining farmers. “All they are doing is punishing the people that keep this country going.” After listening to the impassioned speakers, David thanked them for their contributions. “We don’t have enough of that… You need to get angry and stand up for your rights.” Referring to the multitude of land designations, he stressed the need for a “sensible” approach. “There needs to be some practicality around these things. SNAs are for exceptional things, not an entire farm.” He explained that public opinion was an important factor in the fight back. “We need to get the message out,” said David, who sees the Golden Bay forum as a significant event. “You are the first group who’ve raised it to this extent.” Further discussion ensued about the Government’s key reforms, including the revamp of the Resource Management Act and the Three Waters initiative. These are issues with potentially far-reaching consequences for the rural sector. But despite the changes in store, David is confident the industry will continue to thrive. “Farming has got a great future in New Zealand.”

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Tyler Jones scores Collingwood’s first try of the afternoon. Photo: Charlotte Richards. CHARLOTTE RICHARDS

Collingwood have one hand on the Tasman Rugby Union Division 2 trophy after seeing off a spirited challenge from Waimea Old Boys in last Saturday’s semi-final. The hard won victory means the Black and Gold face Stoke in tomorrow’s home final, and must be feeling confident of overcoming a side which they beat 24-14 in last month’s round robin tie. But nothing can be taken for granted as the Colts demonstrated on Saturday. In front of a large crowd, the home side conceded the first three points when the visitors kicked a penalty seven minutes into the game. Collingwood are masters of the come-back, and they did just that following a series of moves down their favoured left flank, resulting in Tyler Jones charging the ball over the line. Buoyed by the score, the home side turned up the pressure, enjoying good possession, dominating the scrum, and winning lineouts. And it was from a lineout, some 25 minutes into the game, that Jake Garrett scored his side’s second try, which Ryan Mackay duly converted. Re-energised by an inspired substitution, Waimea replied with a try of their own, taking the half-time score to 12-8 and setting THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 16 JULY 2021

up a mouth-watering second half. The crowd were not to be disappointed; ten minutes after the restart, the Colts stormed back with a try and conversion to establish a 12-15 lead. Now the home crowd was clearly looking worried, but the impressive Daniel Dixon calmed their nerves with an impressive try which McKay successfully converted. Trailing 19-15, the visitors refused to lie down, and regained the lead after their hefty number 19 steamrollered his way over the line. The subsequent kick moved the score to 19-22, and the home supporters once again started to question the outcome. But the Collingwood squad have been in this position before and their experience, coupled with sheer grit and determination, saw the home side restore order courtesy of two quick tries from McKay. At the final whistle, the scoreboard read 33-22, a margin which belied the tight nature of the contest, but the Black and Gold now march on to tomorrow’s final. Speaking immediately after the match, Collingwood coach Graeme Miller acknowledge that his players had been in a hard fight. “It was tough at times,” said Graeme. “But we held the ball well and chipped away at them and wore them down.” Tasman Rugby Division 2 final: Collingwood v Stoke is at Collingwood Rugby Club, Saturday 17 July, kick-off 1.15pm.

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A car navigates the bump on SH60. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

The Birds Hill bump is back. The surface deformity on the northbound lane of SH60 reappeared a few weeks ago, shortly after contractors spent nearly two months working on minor road improvements. Although the traffic lights have been removed from the highway, the cones, along with a 50kmph speed restriction, have migrated a few metres towards Waitapu Bridge. The restriction will stay in force until remedial work is carried out, but it is unclear when this will happen. Maintenance contract manager for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Nelson-Tasman Roger Ashworth, says the agency has been attempting to improve the highway at Birds Hill but have been thwarted by the unstable hillside. “The continual slumping at this particular spot indicates that we have not been successful in resolving all the underlying problems. We will be reviewing the speed over this section of highway to keep road users safe as we work through this problem and more permanent solutions. Thanks to all road users for being patient.”

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The passing, in May this year, of Beryl Rogers, a revered historian and treasured descendant of early Golden Bay settlers, is a great loss to our community. Both grandparents were pioneer farmers; Thomas and Elizabeth Hitchcock arrived in the 1850s, settling in Long Plain. The Stents, on Beryl’s mother’s side, who settled here in the 1870s, were descendants themselves of the daughter of the Lovells who was four when the family arrived in Golden Bay in 1842 as the first European settlers. Born in 1927, Beryl lived in East Takaka her entire 94 years, working outside and milking cows for over 50 years. She started at the age of 15 on the dairy farm of her sister Grace and husband Fred, spreading her time between milking, secondary school correspondence and working at the East Takaka Post Office. During the hard depression years, Beryl’s family led a spartan, subsistence lifestyle, growing their own veges, meat and tobacco. Beryl’s Dad broke in their farm completely by hand, but died at 74, a “worn out man”. Despite the hardships, fun was high on the agenda, and apart from local golf, tennis and croquet, East Takaka School (where Beryl attended) was the hub of social life. She was taken to dances even as a baby, sleeping behind the supper-room door, and having learned early, danced well into her seventies. Blessed with a perfect memory, Beryl’s recollections of her own life added to her immense historical knowledge. East Takaka Road was once the bustling main road, bringing service cars and goods from afar. Beryl knew those passing through and everyone else in the area, many of whom she kept in touch with throughout her life. She recalled her father’s story of picking up chimney bricks after the 1929 Murchison earthquake, and remembered the switching on of power to the Bay and the excitement of telephone communication. She never forgot dates such as 27 May 1942, when she fell off her bike on the gravel road and Dr Bydder has to stitch her up. Apart from twice-yearly trips as a child to visit her grandparents in Nelson – receiving an eagerly anticipated orange –she only ever left Golden Bay for her honeymoon and in 1982 for a Country Women’s Institute Conference in Wellington.

When Beryl married Fred’s brother Charley Rogers, she returned to support her ailing father on the family farm while Charley continued working at the Takaka Service Station, and driving the school bus. Hardworking and thrifty, Beryl never owned an automatic wa s h i n g m a c h i n e, i n s te a d preferring to light the old copper and putting the washing through the wringer machine. She began making her own dresses, patched clothing and during the war knitted for money. But her greatest pride was her garden. Flowers and produce were keenly entered into annual shows. Beryl and Charley danced for “years and years”, regulars at Lindsay Nees’ woolshed “dance studio” and at fortnightly winter balls in the Oddfellows Hall. Another great passion of Beryl’s was tennis. For around 50 years she was a member of the East Takaka Domain Tennis Club – the greatest local social scene, particularly for young people during and after the war. She also had many other interests to which she contributed fully. She belonged to the Country Girls Club and Young Farmers, following farming trends throughout her life. She taught Sunday school for 25 years at the church, was a member of Women’s Institute for over 60 years, a member of the Rose Society for over 30 years and attended East Takaka card nights for 54 years. She and Charley also delivered Meals on Wheels for many years. Beryl’s interest in history was ignited when she learnt that Long Plain at one time was half full of her forebears the Hitchcocks, which started her researching old rare books and maps. She eventually joined the Golden Bay Genealogy and Golden Bay Heritage Societies and became a member of the Nelson Historic Society, writing papers and journals on the East Takaka Post Office, Tennis Club, Church and School. She spent many years researching records on both the East Takaka and Clifton Cemeteries to update and install new plaques. Beryl was always interested in local affairs, loved conversation, spinning yarns and sharing her vast local knowledge of both historical fact and personal memories. “It was a narrow road, the one she followed,” laughs her niece Carol Wells. “She may have been living in 2020 but her thinking was certainly still in the mid 1950s.” Beryl leaves behind a legacy of enormous heritage value, which will be held in perpetuity in the Golden Bay Museum.


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Central Takaka School and the Takaka Library recently hosted the annual Golden Bay Primary Schools’ Speech competition. As always, the quality of speeches was extremely high with topics ranging from a heartfelt memoir of Mrs Thompson to a compelling discourse on why it is OK to be different. The overall winner was Tushinbayar Enkhnasan from Central Takaka School with his thought-provoking speech on why people forget things. Thanks to the judges: Chris Hill, Linda Tame and Jan Stark for taking on one of the hardest jobs in the world. A special thank you to Belinda Barnes of First National, Trash Palace, NBS and Grasshopper for helping make this event the success that it was.

Top speakers: from left, Dayananada Bott, Tushinbayar Enkhnasan, Layla van Lier, and Olea Weiss (inset). Photo: Submittted. RESULTS. Year 3: 1, Olea Weiss (CAS); 2, Hamish McAlinden (TPS); 3, Jed Miller (Mot); highly commended, Gracie Moyle (TPS). Year 4: 1, Tushinbayar Enkhnasan (CTS); 2, Olive McArthur (Mot); 3, Oakie Curran-Wright; highly commended, Claude Gaddes (TPS) and Ash Lockwood (CAS). Year 5: 1, Dayananda Bott (Mot); 2, Aesha Pureker (CAS); 3, Olive Markham (TPS); highly commended, Amelie Harrison (Mot). Year 6: 1, Layla van Lier (Mot); 2, Emily Hohepa (TPS); 3, Wirimu Graham (Mot); highly commended, Saxon Bowden (Mot) and Manaka Kameyama (CTS).

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Sharp practice for home educators SUBMITTED

Recently, a group of Golden Bay home educators attended a knife-making workshop at the homestead of the Alker family in Onekaka. The workshop was facilitated by 14-year-old twin brothers Jimi and Indi Drake, supported by mother Averil and younger siblings Sophie and Ollie, who are also twins. Despite the rain and wind, 22 kids and 14 adults attended the event, and it was a busy, engaging and rewarding occasion. There was the option to complete a pocket knife, utility knife, hunting knife, santoko (kitchen blade) or a hatchet. After a health and safety briefing, the basic blade fabrication and tool assembly p ro c e s s w a s e x p l a i n e d. Next, a pre-made blade was chosen along with a section of manuka wood to turn into the handle. Work started in earnest as individual handles were prepared and attached to chosen blades with expert guidance from Jimi and Indi. There was also the option



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Home educators participate in a knife-making workshop. Photo: Submittted.

to inlay stones (some fossicked from around the region) and brandish in designs as part of the decorating process. Averil demonstrated how to strip muka (inner fibre) from flax to make into rope to bind onto the handles to make a truly individual piece. The Drakes had another two workshops planned for Nelson and Christchurch, before

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Double-strike Stingrays get stung

Righteous words, alive and loud


World slam poets Carrie Rudzinski (pictured above) and Ken Arkind are set to share the stage at the Mussel Inn on Thursday 22 July on their third visit to the Nelson region since 2011. Ken Arkind is a United States National Poetry Slam Champion who has performed his work and facilitated workshops across the world. He currently works as a poet and youth development worker for Action Education based in Auckland. Carrie Rudzinski is a poet, published author, and teaching artist who has performed over the past 16 years in 6 different countries and across the United States. “I first heard these two spoken word artists in Wellington back in 2011 and I have been a fan ever since,” says promoter, Mark Raffills. “I can assure you they deliver a show that will leave you gasping for breath and believing like you never have before in the power of the word.”

On the spot: Stingrays’ striker Chris von Roy sends the Nelson keeper the wrong way with his penalty kick. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

Golden Bay Stingrays netted two goals at the Rec Park on Saturday but it wasn’t enough to claim a first win of the season. The Stingrays hosted FC Nelson 3rds at the Rec Park in a Nelson Bays Football Division 4 top-versus-bottom clash; eight games into the season the home side have yet to register a point, while the visitors are the division’s joint leaders. Judging from their performance on Saturday, the statistics don’t appear to bother the Stingrays; neither do the figures reflect the team’s spirit nor their ability to play some attractive football. The first ten minutes of the match saw the two sides trade blows, but it was the Stingrays who came closest to opening the scoring when a corner kick almost squeezed under the Nelson crossbar. Somehow the ball failed to cross the goal-line – a lucky escape for the visitors – and the home side’s disappointment turned to frustration 60 seconds later when Nelson scored at the other end of the pitch. A few minutes later, a Nelson attacker thought he’d doubled his side’s lead when he beat the offside trap and unleashed a vicious strike, but Stingray’s keeper Roland Muntwyler – who had an outstanding game – stopped the shot with his feet. The home side also created chances and registered several shots on target, but it was the visitors who scored next with a low drilled shot which gave Muntwyler no chance. It seemed that luck had deserted the Stingrays, until hard-working striker Chris von Roy won a penalty a few minutes before half-time. After

recovering from the foul, Chris stepped up and stroked the ball into the net, sending the Nelson keeper the wrong way. It now looked as if the home side would go to half-time trailing by a single goal but, seconds before the whistle blew, an unfortunate own goal restored Nelson’s two-goal lead. From the restart the visitors went on the attack and may well have added to their tally had it not been for Muntwyler’s heroics. And then it was The Stingrays turn to test the opposition defence, as Sam Hopley broke through the Nelson defence line to create a one-on-one with their keeper. Although Hopley’s shot was firmly struck, the keeper managed to tip it over his crossbar. But it didn’t matter; seconds later, von Roy met the subsequent corner kick with a bullet headed that rippled the back of the net before the keeper could react. With the score at 2-3, Nelson went in search of a goal to make the game safe, and were rewarded with around 25 minutes left to play when a cross from the right wing was volleyed into the top right of the goal. The remainder of the match played out with both sides creating chances, but there was no addition to the score which stayed at 2-4. Speaking after the game, Stingray’s coach, and defensive heartbeat of the team, Peter van der Meer was positive despite the result. “The first half was the best half we’ve played this season.” And he praised the teenage debutants. “Lewis Langford and Tim van der Meer were awesome – they fitted in really well.”


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CLASSIFIEDS SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro GOLF 7 July. Stableford: J Arnst, G Ryan, Warwick Dobbie, all on 33. Closest to pins: 3/12 and 8/17 L Trent, 4/13 J Arnst, 9/18 R Dyce. Twos: R Dyce; 7/16 R Dyce. Best gross: R Dyce 83. 10 July. Hay Cup - Nett: L Davidson 68, R Davis 69, C Win 69. Closest to pins: 3/12, 8/17 and 9/18 C Win, 4/13 R Miller. Twos: L Trent, C Win, B Climo, R Davis. Happy wanderer: R Westrupp. Best gross: R Davis 75. BRIDGE 7 July. Tukurua Pairs: N/S: P Panzeri/T Packard 65.31%, S Penny J Cooper 60.57%, E Bradshaw/J Harper 50.05%; E/W: J Pemberton/J Kingston 67.34%, C Webster/J Edmondson 55.36%, J Wedderburn/S Douglas 50.89%; h/cap: N/S: P Panzeri/T Packard 74.81%, S Penny/J Cooper 67.07%, A Foreman/ B Burdett 60.21%; E/W: J Pemberton/J Kingston 75.44%, C Webster/J Edmondson 63.71%, D McDonald/M Bell 59.51%. 9 July. Winter Freeze: S Langford/S Penny 63.10%, C Mead/D Sarll 57.74%, C Furness/D Perreau 54.17%; h/cap: S Langford/S Penny67.05%, C Mead/D Sarll 63.19%, C Furness/D Perreau 62.97%.

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GB Football Club Fixtures Saturday 17 July SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, SO NO KIDS’ GAMES WOMEN: 11am: Nelson Pine Women’s Division 2: Sprig & Fern Tahuna Blue Birds vs Golden Bay Shield Maidens at Tahuna s2 MEN: 1.00pm: Nelson Pine Men’s Division 4: Nelson Suburbs FC Development Colts vs Golden Bay Stingrays at Saxton Fields 3.00pm: Nelson Pine Men’s Premiership Division 1: Sheehan Financial FC Nelson vs Golden Bay Mountain Goats at Guppy Park

AGM NOTICES GOLDEN Bay Cycle & Walkway Society Inc AGM, 7pm, Thursday 29 July, at the GB Community Centre, 88 Commercial St (entrance beside the Brigand). Followed by presentation on cycling from Wellington to Cape Reinga. All welcome. ONETAHUA Waka Ama Club AGM at Golden Bay Community Centre, Wednesday 28 July at 7pm. All welcome.

AGM Notices: PCRA AGM 17th July 2021.

GOLDEN Bay Flying Club AGM to be held at Takaka Airport on Monday 26 July at 7.30pm. Public is welcome.

TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga

PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui 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. GRANDPARENTSWITHHEART.COM your online donation supports local families. Ph 021 050 3582. TINY LIFESTYLE NAME CHANGE: We’d like to inform our current and future customers that we have changed the name of our local construction company from Tiny Lifestyle to Elemental Design and Build. This is because we build all different types and sizes of structure, from 10m2 sleepouts to full-size houses and timber frame barns. Our previous name was limiting us and causing some confusion locally. If you are looking for creative builders that are environmentally conscious give us a call! See our advert in the Trades and Services section. Thanks, from the Elemental Design and Build team. “LIVE forever or Die Trying”. U3A presentation by Bevan C Grant, Emeritus Professor, 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. KOKALITO Wednesday Veggie Stall. We are now having a break from being on the Village Green on Wednesday mornings for a few weeks. Thank you to everyone who has supported us during the year, it has been lovely to nurture existing connections and build new ones. We will carry on with packing pre-ordered veggie boxes, which can be either picked up on the farm or delivered to your place. For expressions of interest txt or email your email address to 021 119 3579 or KEN George Passport Photography has ceased trading. Please do not ring the number formerly advertised. GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays.

NEW members needed for Golden Bay Riding For Disabled. Please contact Henrietta Earle, ph 027 300 5226 if you are interested in being part of a delightful community group. 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. We’re a Charitable Trust – a $30 donation on our website is tax deductible.

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.

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. ELEMENTAL Design and Build: New builds, renos, refits, alterations. Environmentally-conscious builders specialising in natural builds., ph 022 087 6396, 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.

RSC Vet Clinic Small Animal Care Phone 03 525 8011


Outside our normal opening hours of Mon to Fri, 8am to 5pm your emergency calls will be transferred to Town and Country Vets in Richmond.

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They will assess and provide any emergency veterinary care required.

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PERSONAL NOTICES / Pānui ake Property Law Commercial Law Family Law Relationship Property Jon Tidswell,David Earle & Claudine Dupuy attend the offices of Warn & Associates, Takaka by appointment

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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.

PAKAWAU Branch Rural Women NZ. President: Joyce Wyllie. Secretary: Marilyn Ferguson. Treasurer: Sally Douglas.

ROSE, Fran (nee Dodds), 23 December 1928 – 13 July 2021. Farmer and kiwifruit orchardist of Takaka. Died peacefully at Golden Bay Community Hospital with family by her side. Joining her beloved husband Pat at Rototai. Mother of Alan, John, Robert, David, Jenny, Erin and Anne. Grandmother of Phil, Daniel, Sophie, Zoe, Linden, Jordan, Brecon, Oliver, Freya, Kathleen, Michelle, Campbell and Quinn. Great-grandmother of Savanna and Xanthe. Sister of John, Nicolette, Scott, Bob, Georgie, Tom, Pat, Bill, and Miriam. Special thanks to all the amazing staff at the community hospital for your care and the wider community for your support. Service: Saturday 17 July, 1pm at the Rec Centre, Takaka showgrounds, followed by afternoon tea then committal 3.30pm at Rototai.


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. 15

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ELECTRIC lap steel/slide guitar. Ph 021 0828 4667.

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.



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BUILDING or renovating? AES Wastewater Treatment system: No power, 20-year warranty, supplying NZ from Golden Bay., ph 525 9020.

Naturopath/Massage Therapist/Reiki Master P 027 487 2639 Email:

QUILTERS’ fabric, sewing tools, books, patterns and more, Wednesday 21 July, Senior Citizens’ Hall, 11am-1pm. MITSUBISHI Galant, 1995, WOF, reg, good runner. $400. Ph Pete 524 8306. MITSUBISHI Outlander, 2006, new battery and tyres, towbar and just serviced. 183,000km, in very good condition. $7000. Ph 027 616 5211. SAFETY glass. Residential or commercial. See Golden Bay Glass. 96 Commercial St. Ph 525 7274.

TAKAKA Garden Services, for all your lawn and garden needs. Ph 027 525 8006 or 525 8806.

WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726.

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348.

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.

TILING. KRW Contracting for all your tiling needs. No job too small. Ph Ken 021 307 019.

PETROL mower, Vinaro 300ST, in very good condition, owner changed to battery mower. To give away or a donaton to a charity. Ph 525 9788.

Valid to Golden Bay residents for your first 1 hour booking (normally $70 now $35)

STORAGE /container hire. Your place (anywhere) or mine (Takaka). Ph Cheryl at Orange Mechanical Ltd 525 9991.

TAKAKA Self Storage, Commercial Street. Units and containers. Secure yard with cameras. Ph 525 6181.

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Removal of ear wa Weekly Private Clinics x by micro-suction 03 525 8327 or book online:

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. ENERGETIC Kinesiology. For an appointment ph/txt Mark Bonar 027 857 5359.

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: relaxation, sports, deep tissue. Lymphatic drainage for detox, immune support, oedema. 26 years of experience. Ph Paul 027 772 7334. 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. 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 , 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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Community Events Host Fixed Contract

This is a community role planning and hosting the Golden Bay calendar of summer events. Santa Parade on Commercial Street - 18 Dec Carols at Rec Park - 24 Dec Tata Titanic Cardboard Boat Race - 9 Jan The ideal candidate will - be well organised - have a sense of fun - be able to network with local businesses and bring the community together. Supported by the Rec Park Centre team Register your interest by letter to Board Chairman on or before 28 July 2021. Interviews will follow. Email:

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If you would like to be part of our HealthPost team then please apply by sending your CV and covering Property General Worker letter to We are seeking an experienced Property General Worker, based at our Puramahoi property in Golden Bay. This is a fixed-term position, 30-40hrs/week (may lead to full-time employment). You will need to be capable of working unsupervised and also with other staff as required. We are looking for a self-motivated person who can do the following: Property General/Horticulture Worker • •

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Community Events Host Fixed Contract

This is a community role planning and hosting the Golden Bay calendar of summer events. Santa Parade on Commercial Street - 18 Dec Carols at Rec Park - 24 Dec Tata Titanic Cardboard Boat Race - 9 Jan The ideal candidate will - be well organised - have a sense of fun - be able to network with local businesses and bring the community together. Supported by the Rec Park Centre team Do you have the answers? Register your interest by letter to Board Chairman Ray White Property Management on or before 28 July 2021. Interviews will follow. 027 525 7229 - Email:


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This is a community role planning and leading the school holiday programme at Rec Park Centre. October 2021 April and July 2022 Learning in a creative environment Being active while having fun Held during week 2. 9.30am - 3.00pm The ideal candidate will - be well organised - plan a menu of activities - facilitate a full day and interact with a diverse group of children. Supported by the Rec Park Centre team Register your interest by letter to Board Chairman on or before 28 July 2021. Interviews will follow. Email:

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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

CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAYS GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them this Sunday, 4.45pm at Collingwood. Takaka Church is joining the Combined Churches Service to be held 10am at Patons Rock (details in display advert). Hope to see you there. SACRED Heart Catholic faith community celebrates Mass at 4pm each Sunday. All welcome. ST Andrews Presbyterian Church and Kahurangi Church invite you to join with us for a combined church service at 10am. Venue: The Octagon at Riversea, 65 Battery Road, Patons Rock.

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Sunday Service 10am

Takaka Church of Christ

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93 Commercial St, Takaka

Pastor: Rodney Watson 027 511 4266 Ph: 525 9265 | Ph 022 093 0624

Golden Bay Churches

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē

Combined Service

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. THE MUSSEL INN. Open from 11am.

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. TOTOS CAFÉ AND PIZZERIA, open Sundays, weather permitting, 10.30am-4pm, Totaranui hill, totoscafegallery@, ph 039 707 934. WHOLEMEAL CAFE, open 7 days for dine-in meals and takeaways, 7.30am-3pm.

10am Sunday 18 July Riversea Octagon, 65 Battery Road, Patons Rock Everyone is welcome to join us as we worship together with the “Jesus for Hippies, Gypsies & Pilgrims” team ( with speaker Mark Johnson from Wellington. This event replaces our normal morning services at:  God Unlimited  Kahurangi Christian Church  St Andrews Presbyterian Church  Takaka Anglican Church of the Epiphany For more information contact Maureen Harte, 027 416 4222 or

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MOTUPIPI HALL CASSEROLE, VEGGIE, DESSERT LUNCHEON, $17pp, 12.30pm. Baking, produce, raffle.

MONDAY 19 JULY CEILIDH FUN. Dancing Mondays, 7.30pm, Kotinga Hall. No partner/experience needed. $5.

TUESDAY 20 JULY BADMINTON, GBHS GYM, 7-9pm. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007.

THURSDAY 22 JULY DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 9-11am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007.

LATER EVENTS 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.

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WEDNESDAY 21 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. KOKALITO WEDNESDAY VEGGIE STALL is having a winter break for a few weeks. See Public Notices for further info. Fri Sat Sun Tue Wed


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Sat 31 July & Sun 1 August

Gypsy - Jazz piano over dinner followed by DJ WitchDokor

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Weigh-in 3pm on Sunday 1st Hunting for the Gruff Thomason Trophy (Largest tusks) and the Ian Foskett Trophy (Biggest boar) Plus prizes for: heaviest fallow stag, heaviest red stag, biggest sow, most pigs weighed in, 2nd and 3rd place biggest boar, kids’ most and heaviest hares, most goats and longest goat horn, plus lots more prizes

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Thu 22nd LIVE POETS/ACID ON THE MICROPHONE 7.30pm, $10. Special guests Carrie Rudzinski and Ken Arkind

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Sat 24th GRAWLIXES, $10 tickets


Sun 25th DANIEL CHAMPAGNE, $20 tickets online SOLD OUT! Sat 31st PICKLE DARLING, $20 tickets online

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UPCOMING GIGS & EVENTS... Friday 16th July


LA ROOMBA (LIVE) Saturday 17th July


The Countries and Culture of the Middle East and Islam - Professor Zadeh, Retired Holland America Cruise line Lecturer presents a programme on The Countries and Cultures of the Middle East and Islam. Sundays at 3pm, with a new episode every 2 weeks.


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2 Commercial Street, Takaka ꟾ Ph 525 7305

Valid from Friday 16 July until Tuesday 20 July Friday: Northerlies becoming strong. Rain, heavy about

the ranges and occasionally heavy elsewhere later. Saturday: Strong northerlies at first with rain, sometimes heavy. Winds easing towards midday and rain becoming scattered during the afternoon. Sunday: Northwesterlies, blustery at times. Scattered showers turing to heavier rain later. Monday: Light winds, tending southerly late morning. Early rain easing to a few showers and fine breaks. Tuesday: Southwesterlies, gradually easing. A few showers in western areas, mainly fine elsewhere. Sollys Contractors are proud sponsors of this weather forecast.

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



OPEN HOME Sunday 1.00 - 1.30pm


Ph: (03) 525 8800

OPEN HOME Sunday 2.00 - 2.30pm

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



… at 92 Commercial Street you’re sure to have lots of visitors if this was to be your next home! Centrally located right in the hub of the CBD - so handy to Town & schools a safe walk away. Quarter acre with loads of garaging & zoned ‘central business’. 3 bdrm/1 bthr, double garage, & plenty of room at rear. The property is currently tenanted & viewing is strictly by appointment only. Call Paul for further information. Ref: GB3847

Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or

Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or



• 1.79ha block of fertile land • Less than 5km to Collingwood • Rural aspect with stunning views • Title available now • Power to be provided to boundary Ref: GB3845 Price: $340,000 James Mackay 027 359 0892 or

LOCATION IS NUMBER ONE! 364 ABEL TASMAN DR, MOTUPIPI • Proposed 2750m2 flat section • Just 5mins to Town, & Pōhara Beach in opposite direction! • Motupipi School a short stroll away • Cycleway at your front gate! Ref: GB3844 O/O $420,000 Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or


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

• 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





• Elevated, private & great views • Beautifully est. gardens • 3bdrm/2bthrm home on 13.8ha • Completely energy self sufficient • Built in 2009, well maintained Ref: GBC3833 Price: $1.4m 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 Sharon McConnon Sales Manager 0275 258 255


Paul McConnon Salesperson 0275 042 872

Price By Negotiation

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

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


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