The GB Weekly - 23 July 2021

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Friday 23 July 2021

Rural protesters come to town

Sending out a message: A trio of tractors at the head of last Friday’s “Howl of a Protest” convoy in Takaka spell out the rural sector’s grievances. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

in response to what many in the rural sector Callwood, who has farmed in several countries On Friday morning, as the sky darkened and regard as an onslaught of crippling and ill- around the world, geed up the ground troops. the wind strengthened, a deluge of discontent conceived legislation governing the use of “You won’t regret this. If we stand up and be was brewing on the outskirts of Takaka. their properties. proud of who we are, we will make it happen.” In a paddock adjacent to the hospital, a The previous week, at a meeting with two At high noon, men and women piloted their large band of farmers, contractors, and other National Party MPs (GBW 9/7), several Golden machines onto Takaka Valley Highway and set rural folk rallied before taking their protest Bay farmers aired their views on central off towards town. The procession of more than to town. The grassroots event was one of government policy, and Tasman District 100 vehicles was headed by a ute displaying dozens happening simultaneously across Council’s approach to its implementation. the Groundswell protest banner. It was closely New Zealand, all under advocacy group Eight days later, a larger group brought their followed by a trio of tractors, each bearing a Groundswell’s “Howl of a Protest” banner. FRIENDLY ∙ QUALITY WORKMANSHIP ∙ LOCAL tractors, utes and other agricultural machines different message board criticising existing The co-ordinated protests were organised to the fight. Speaking to the assembly, Bill and proposed regulations.

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Rural protesters come to town Continued from page 1 Moving inside the hotel, around 200 protestors listened to a series of speakers, beginning with the organiser of the Golden Bay event, who was highly critical of national policy. “The Government is forcing the country to do something that is unachievable,” said Averill Grant. “We need to speak up... This country is being led by urban dwellers.” Former ward councillor Paul Sangster echoed Averill’s comments. “We’re getting to a stage when everything we do will be decided by someone who’s never been on a farm,” said Paul, pointing out that future restrictions related to Outstanding Natural Landscapes and Features (ONFLs) will impose a further layer of bureaucracy on land owners. He also attacked TDC for spending “three or four million” dollars on four external ONFL studies, only to “disregard” many of the findings. Merv Solly bemoaned the perverse consequences of some environmental regulations, including the rules regarding extraction of material from riverbeds. “All the stone used for making our concrete comes from Culverden,” said Merv. “But our rivers are full of gravel.” He was also concerned about the economic implications of proposed landscape designations. “Every quarry [in Golden Bay] is in an ONL, so dolomite quarries could be gone.” Bill was confident that policy-makers would hear the howl of protest. “You’ve stood up. Believe me, this will work; they will listen to you,” said Bill before acknowledging the participants and the wider community. “I’ve been blown away by the support from you, and from the public.” One of the founders of Groundswell New Zealand, Jamie Chittock, who was enjoying a holiday in the Bay, took time out from his vacation to address the gathering. While accepting that the sector’s “laggards” must improve their environmental compliance, he believed that a regulatory “one-size-fits-all” approach was not the solution. “Country-wide catchment groups are the best way to manage it,” said Jamie. He concluded by reeling off a list of policies and regulations, punctuating each saying “enough is enough”, before calling for a moratorium on environmental legislation, and issuing a stark warning. “If, in one month, we don’t see a Government response, we will take further action.” As Jamie dismounted from the platform, outside the heavens opened. Inside there was the sense that a political storm was only just beginning.

Groundswell’s Jamie Chittock speaks to the crowd gathered at the Telegraph Hotel in Takaka. Photo: Jo Richards.

Howl of a protest: A canine contribution to the rally. Photo: Jo Richards.

NEWS IN BRIEF BBQ fundraiser for Canterbury’s Special Olympics Football team JO RICHARDS

Fans can look forward to a feast of football next weekend with home fixtures on Saturday 31 July and a one-off friendly in Richmond on Sunday 1 August. On the Saturday, Golden Bay’s women’s team, the Shield Maidens, are at home to top-of-the-table Nelson Suburbs Swans, while the men’s 1st XI, the Mountain Goats, host Tahuna in a Division 1 clash. There is likely to be a party atmosphere at the Rec Park where GB Association Football Club is putting on a barbeque fundraiser for Canterbury’s Special Olympics Football team who are competing at this year’s National Summer Games. Maidens’ coach Phil Smith says contributions are already coming in. “So far the ladies have $1000 raised and more on the way.” He believes the Canterbury players embody the true spirit of the game. “The Special Olympics football team are the very essence of what football is about, they train hard all year round, they play fair, they have fun, and they don’t let obstacles stop them.” The following day, the Maidens head over the Hill where they will take on men’s team Richmond Bogans at Jubilee

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Integrative Medical Centre opens FUEL SAVINGS Hello Golden Bay, With fuel savings on the lips of every car buyer, I thought I would list a few of the 24 “Hybrid” vehicles that we currently have on our yard. These cars are all imported by Toyota New Zealand and have been hand-picked from Japan. A great many of these cars come with a warranty so make sure you ask about this when you get in touch. If you are looking at purchasing a new hybrid vehicle, now is the time to do this as there is about a 6-month wait on most new vehicles. Have a great week and we will see you in the Bay. Cheers. Dr Bruce Dooley with his wife Inna at their Bayridge Medical Centre now open in Takaka. Photo: Ronnie Short. RONNIE SHORT

With the opening of Bayridge Integrative Medical Centre in Takaka, Dr Bruce Dooley has brought his unique knowledge and expertise to Golden Bay. But he is no newcomer, having lived in the Bay since 1996, along with his wife Inna, who is the clinic office manager. For the past 18 months, he has been working under the supervision of his friend and colleague, Dr Tim Ewers, at the Mapua Health Clinic. Having received the required approval from the NZ Medical Council, Bruce is now fully registered to work in New Zealand. He is passionate about using integrative medicines to help people with health problems and assisting them to function naturally, believing prevention is better than cure wherever possible. He particularly advocates vitamins D and C as being “critically important”, and recommends a wide range of health products. Bruce’s list of qualifications and experience makes impressive reading. After graduating in Pre-Med from St Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, he earned a Master’s degree in Immunology

from Villanova University, and in 1980, he received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. At the age of 28, Bruce built his first Emergency Medicine Centre in Park City, Utah, followed by a second in the Miami area. He related the story of a man who walked into one of the clinics and asked if he’d read a book called Bypass the Bypass. Bruce read the book, thinking it was “all quackery”, but instead he was inspired by it. Selling both emergency clinics, he then opened up two therapy centres in Florida. Bruce explains the importance of taking time to listen to his patients, allowing an hour for consultations, to take in the whole picture. “I always go back to birth, or pre-birth….so much comes before birth.” Patients are given a “consultation summary” sheet, which includes functional health recommendations and a list of health products. He also recommends other integrative health practitioners as appropriate, but he’s very clear about his own role. “I like to help people. That’s what my job is.” Bayridge Integrative Medical Centre, at 14 Junction Street, is open for appointments Mondays and Fridays. Phone 525 7125.

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LE T TERS Running Takaka Athletics Club

After a four-year break, it’s time to see if there are enough awesome like-minded people to get Golden Bay’s kids back into athletics. Between 2006-2018 we were a strong club of athletes aged five to 15, winning multiple trophies in regional competitions, plenty of Colgate Games medals, and breaking many club and regional records. It would be great if we can do that again. A few past members are keen to help get it started, but it needs a dedicated committee and coaching team from the beginning to create great athletes. Athletics NZ is very supportive in training past athletes into coaches, and the club have a range of coaching manuals to help out. The community room at the Rec Park Centre is booked on Wednesday 28 July at 7.30pm to see how much support there is to re-start the club; we hope to see plenty of enthusiastic parents and potential coaches there; let’s do it for the kids. If you cannot attend the meeting but are keen to join the committee, please give one of us a call. Maree Fleming 027 525 8446, Wendy Brooks 027 767 7045

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July is Sarcoma Awareness Month. It strives to raise awareness about what is considered the forgotten cancer. Sarcomas can form anywhere as a painless lump. In the early stages it is often mis-diagnosed as a benign lump, the result of a sporting injury, or growing pains in young people. For me, it was a chance trip to Nelson to the relieving skin specialist Suzie Wong who, at the end of the appointment, asked if I would like her to make me an appointment at the radiology department. The appointment was made for the next day. Jenny Haldane

Wonderful weka

blackbirds, they are eating a lot of it. I acknowledge DOC’s priority should be controlling rodents and mustelids, however from a conservation point of view it is incumbent on us to know what toll this re-introduction is taking on existing native fauna. Simon Faulkner

Shamed by protest

We happened to be in town last Friday and witnessed the farmers’ protest on the main street. What an embarrassment. It made us feel shame for our wonderful home town. Our local young people are protesting to save the environment, and on the same street, a group of people are driving large vehicles burning fossil fuels to protest having these same vehicles slowly removed from our country to save the planet. If these same people spent more time reading and listening to credible news stories, they would know the government is not trying to take these vehicles from farmers but to stop them being used unnecessarily in cities. Whakama. Jim and Mary Richardson

The Wai-Do-It Dam

I had a rush of hoha after reading that some of our elected representatives are asking for exemption from public scrutiny. I would suggest that the opposite case could be more valid, as we need protection from our mayors and their misguided followers who have relentlessly, and against substantial resistance, continued to pontificate on the dam issue with unsubstantiated information which has been proven to be mostly wrong. Victoria Davis

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Karen Brookes (GBW letters 16/7) is right of course, weka are wonderful birds. They had become scarce as woodhen’s teeth in Abel Tasman National Park until their celebrated re-introduction at Totaranui in 2006. Traditionally a difficult species to re-locate, the “success” of this release has surprised many. The population increase and distribution since then has been exponential, and the scale largely unexpected. LETTERS NOT PUBLISHED THIS WEEK Alarmingly Forest and Bird claim weka poop their 1kg body weight in a day! Whatever they are all eating apart from live CW - No space available.

COUNCIL MATTERS with Councillor Chris Hill The Local Government NZ (LGNZ) annual conference took place over four days last week in Blenheim. I attended the first two days of the conference, which included the pre-conference hui, Te Maruata, which is the LGNZ collective of Maori elected and appointed members. One hundred and twenty-five people attended the hui at the Rangitane Cultural Centre, and Minister Mahuta joined us for part of that time. This year sees significant reform across a number of major areas, including Three Waters and the Future for Local Government. These two areas were a focus of the hui and the conference generally. The Ministerial Review Panel that is focusing on the Future for Local Government attended the hui and led a session on Reimagining Local Government. The current local government framework is 30 years old, with many considering it no longer fit for purpose, let alone fit for the future. The Resource Management Act reforms and Three Waters will affect council’s role dramatically, and raises the question of what the purpose and function of councils will be as a result of the changes. The discussions that took place were creative and expansive and had at the heart of them what the next

generation of local government could be. Central government, iwi, council and communities will need to work in partnership to bring about the generational change. I found it challenging, in a good way, to try to imagine something new, not just focus on what we might have left and what that looks like. The Prime Minister said in her conference address: “We want to support councils to envisage a role that is not about pipes and plants but is about place-making, placebuilding and wellbeing,” and that the Government wants to “ensure we strengthen councils’ role as custodians of, and visionaries for, your communities”. Other agencies were also present at the hui, including Taumata Arowai, which will be the new water services regulator. There was also a session on Maori wards and what is needed to ensure equity and equality where there are both general and Maori wards in an area. Currently they have different parameters. I really enjoyed the hui, and being in a tikanga-based local government environment. It was very good to meet up with others, make good connections, and understand more about the extraordinary changes coming our way. And to understand where within the LGNZ structure Te Maruata whanau are positioned in terms of leadership.

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Wet and wild weather hit parts of the South Island hard over the weekend. While Golden Bay was not as badly affected as the West Coast and Marlborough, paddocks were inundated, roads closed, and some communities temporarily isolated. The cause was a low pressure system which in some places dumped more than 400mm of rain over a 48-hour period during Friday and Saturday. Rainfall data recorded at Anatoki at Paradise and Aorere at Perry Saddle was the first clear signal the Takaka and Aorere Rivers would flood, which they did early on Saturday morning. For a time on Saturday, Golden Bay was effectively cut off after SH60 over Takaka Hill was closed at 5am due to a slip. Movement within the Bay was also restricted, with roadblocks set up on SH60 at Bridgers Hollow and Waitapu in Takaka, and at the start of Collingwood-Puponga Main Road at White Bridge. Emergency Management Golden Bay (EMGB) were on watch at Takaka Fire Station from 8am on Saturday and remained in constant contact with Nelson Tasman Emergency Operation Centre. Police, Ambulance, and Fulton Hogan all checked in during the day. Although there were no 111 calls for rescue or road crashes during the red weather event, Collingwood FENZ were called out to remove fallen trees at Milnthorpe. A family living at Paines Ford took the decision to selfevacuate on Saturday morning as waters rose. Erica van Sint Annaland says her family had “a restless night” on Friday. “It was super noisy.” When they awoke at 6am on Saturday, the water was flooding across the paddock towards their house. “It came so quickly,” says Erica. At 8am, with no let-up in the downpour and an oncoming high tide, they decided to

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The Takaka River broke its banks and spilled over the stopbank on Duncan McKenzie’s property near the top of Takaka township. Photo: Sara Chapman.

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Steve Leslie scans a ewe; if you look carefully you’ll see she’s expecting triplets. Photo: Joyce Wyllie.

drafted into their appropriate mobs. This meant that 2762 ewes either wandered or charged one by one through a special crate with hydraulic doors. There, warm water was squirted on skin under their tummies, creating a conductor for the scanner probe on the skin. Steve’s experienced eyes interpret the black and white images of ribs, placentas, fluids, beating hearts, skulls, bladders and moving legs. Among all that anatomy, he diagnoses how many bodies he can identify, if any. The gender of each lamb remains a secret, and although his machine is not quite as sophisticated as the human version, it is still amazing technology. When Steve’s gear is water-blasted and packed back on his ute, he heads to the next farm, leaving us to study the figures he leaves. 51 dry ewes to be sent off the farm; 943 singlebearing ewes, which go on to larger, rougher paddocks; 1682 twinning ewes; 82 carrying triplets and, thankfully, no quads this year. That makes a total of 4550 embryonic lambs on board and we are thankful for every one. Each little life is a wonderful miracle. As anybody who has ever farmed, lived

through weather events or been pregnant knows, not all those little bodies seen on the screen make it out alive. There will unfortunately be losses before, during and after birth, and we pray for good spring weather to aid survival. Our overall scanning percentage was 165 per cent and we are happy with that result. Not many dry ewes is good, and fewer triplets makes management easier. Ewes only have two teats, so delivering and rearing two lambs is ideal. Some Golden Bay farms have performed very well, with scanning figures up to 181 per cent, while many recovering from drought in the district have much lower results because conditions were tough during mating time in autumn. Winter is now about rotating mobs and planning for spring. It won’t be long until due date for lambing, when paddocks becoming maternity units, the “lambulance” will be attached to the bike and I will be ready running the intensive care ward. But managing spring feeding and lambing mobs is much easier with the results of scanning. It’s a great tool.



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Steve Leslie, the scanner, has been busy on sheep farms around the district over the past month. His visit is significant as it sets the scene for the new season. Steve carries his gear into our yards and he sits, tucked low behind his TV screen. His right arm reaches under every round ewe belly. Examining the images on the screen, he calls “early single...late twin... early twin...early twin...” and occasionally, the unwelcome pronouncement of “dry” if there are no lambs on board. He can detect triplets and even quads sometimes, so those mothers are marked for special treatment and graze paddocks with more feed. When Steve is at work no dogs bark, no music plays and the only sounds are hundreds of hooves clattering across the grating as sheep move through the pens. The shed is calm and quiet with everyone focused on their job, complete with their own spot on the rails to lean on. Sometimes there is conversation, but too much noise means Jock Wyllie, standing by the drafting gate at the end of the race with spray raddle can in his hand, doesn’t hear Steve’s voice. I t ’s a f u l l d a y. B r i a n Thompson musters mobs from paddocks, Len Win brings them through yards and up the ramp, and Aliyah Lockwood keeps them flowing through the race. I provide food at two-hourly breaks until the last of the expectant mothers have been

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Review: Son of the South


Every generation has its film about the American Civil rights movement, from Mississippi Burning to Malcolm X and 2014’s Selma. The courage and perseverance of outstanding individuals like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King is a rich and rewarding well to return to, but the autobiographical Son of the South provides a different perspective again. Bob Zellner is a white college student, growing up in Montgomery, Alabama in 1961. The grandson of a senior Ku Klux Klan member (the brilliant Brian Dennehy in one of his final performances), his decision to attend a black church for a research assignment has explosive consequences when he and his friends narrowly escape arrest. He doesn’t escape the scorn of teachers and former friends. Only his strongly disapproving grandfather keeps Bob from more serious persecution from the Klansmen. When the “Freedom Riders,” (a group of black civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into southern States as a protest against segregation) arrive in Montgomery, they are violently attacked by a racist mob. Caught in the middle of this storm of hatred, Bob chooses a side which will set him on an impossibly difficult course, but one which history will show to be the only true one. The courage and suffering of Afro-Americans at this time is indisputable, but this film can only make you marvel at the enormity of the decision which Bob Zellner takes to champion civil rights, in the most hostile and strongly indoctrinated home environment possible. He is relatively safe from the physical violence which nonwhites face, but the psychological toll on him is enormous With his friends and fiancee turning against him, Bob finds powerful support in the form of white activist Virginia Durr (Julia Ormond) and none other than Rosa Parks herself. Dubbed the “First Lady of Civil Rights” Parks famously refused to give up her seat for a white bus passenger, becoming the first to resist the Alabama segregation laws in 1956. Far from being simply a tired worker who’s defiance was a mere act of exhaustion, the film depicts Parks as she really was – a highly intelligent and strong-willed woman who knew exactly what she was doing when she boarded a bus on that fateful day. Another revelation is a glimpse of the “training” which the civil rights activists subjected them selves to. Honing superhuman self control in the face of every kind of abuse, they are only too aware that to retaliate in kind would mean instant imprisonment, and worse. As Bob becomes more actively involved in the movement, we see that the colour of his skin might actually make him more of a target than his new allies. Like real life, the narrative of Son of the South may not always be narratively fulfilling, but the evocation of a time and societal structure now thankfully abandoned is pitch perfect. And always there is the unvoiced and extremely uncomfortable question underpinning this entire story: would we ourselves ever have the same moral strength to do the right thing in similar circumstances? This is a powerful and unique real-life account of a crucial turning point in history which we must never stop learning from. The final screening of this film at noon on Saturday 31 July will be followed by a very special event. Immediately afterwards, the Village Theatre will host a live Q and A session with the author of the autobiography Son of the South is based upon, and main character in the film - Bob Zellner himself. Mr Zellner will answer questions from the audience via a live link-up with the United States. Made possible due largely to the fact that his stepson actually lives in Golden Bay, this promises to be an unmissable opportunity for local film-goers and anyone with an interest in recent history. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 23 JULY 2021

Screening Schedule - July to August 2021 Fri 23 1.30 Spirit Untamed (G) 4.30 Moonbound (PG) (Final) 7.30 Percy vs Goliath (PG) Sat 24 9.30-1pm***DramaLAB ‘Fooling Workshop’*** With Colin Minney Ph 022 156 5235 2.00 Spirit Untamed (G) (Final) 4.30 In the Heights (PG) 7.30 Son of the South (PG) Sun 25 4.30 Percy vs Goliath (PG) (Final) 7.30 Antoinette in the Cévennes (M) Wed 28 4.30 7.30 Thu 29 1.00 7.30 Fri 30 4.00 7.30 Sat 31 12.00 7.30 Sun 1 4.30 7.30 Wed 4

Antoinette in the Cévennes (M) Son of the South (M) Matinee: Bye Bye Morons (M) The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (R16) In the Heights (PG) (Final) Black Widow (M) Son of the South (M) (Final) + Live Q&A with Bob Zellner Dating Amber (R16) The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (R16) Bye Bye Morons (M)

4.30 Dating Amber (R16) 7.30 The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (R16)

Thu 5 1.00 Matinee: Antoinette in the Cévennes (M) (Final) 7.30 “South” The Tour Te Waiponamu Story By Rob Dawson. Tickets from Soul $15 Fri 6 4.30 7.30 Sat 7 4.00 7.30 Sun 8 4.30 7.30

Dating Amber (R16) The Justice of the Bunny King (M) Black Widow (M) The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (R16) (Final) Bye Bye Morons (M) Dating Amber (R16)

Wed 11 4.30 Bye Bye Morons (M) 7.30 Black Widow (M) Thu 12 1.00 Matinee: The Justice of the Bunny King (M) 7.30 Dating Amber (R16) (Final) Fri 13 4.30 The Suicide Squad (TBC) 8.00 Old (M) Sat 14 1.30 The Justice of the Bunny King (M) 7.30 ‘Live’ Story Night - True stories, themed ‘It’s so Quiet’ $15 adult $9 child Sun 15 4.30 Old (M) 7.30 Black Widow (M)

Movie Descriptions ANTOINETTE IN THE CÉVENNES (M) Belgium, France, Subtitles This Cannes-selected Art Documentary comedy follows a primary school teacher whose lover’s wife lands her on a six-day trek through the Cévennes mountains with a donkey named Patrick. Adventure, Comedy, Romance

BLACK WIDOW (M) USA 2h14 Action, Adventure, Sci-fi When a dangerous conspiracy comes to light, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow is forced to confront her past as a menacing force pursues her with the goal of taking her down, in this Marvel superhero movie.

BYE BYE MORONS (M) France 1h27 Comedy, Drama A 43-year-old hairdresser with a serious illness embarks on a quest to find the child she was forced to abandon nearly three decades ago, enlisting the help of a blind archivist and a burntout middle-aged man

IN THE HEIGHTS (PG) USA 2h23 Drama, Musical A film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life. EnglishDocumentary and Spanish

DATING AMBER (R16) Ireland 1h32 Comedy, Drama Eddie and Amber decide to stage a relationship to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. Eddie is keen to follow his Dad into the military, while Amber dreams of moving to London.

OLD (M) USA 1h48 Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller A family on a tropical holiday discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly reducing their entire lives into a single day.

THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD (R16) USA,UK 1h56 Action An all-star cast of Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson, Salma Hayek and director Pat r i c k H u g h e s re u n i te for the sequel to the 2017 action comedy, The Hitman’s Comedy Bodyguard.

THE JUSTICE OF BUNNY KING (M) NZ 1h41 Drama Essie Davis and Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit) star in this overcoming-adversity tale about a troubled mother of two fighting against the system to reunite with her children.

SON OF THE SOUTH (PG) USA 1h45 Drama, True Story The young white grandson Biography of a Klansman joins the Civil Rights Movement and fights against social injustice, repression, and violence during the Summer of ‘61 in this drama based on a true Recorded Live Performance story.

THE SUICIDE SQUAD (TBC) USA 2H12 Action, Comedy Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman and Jai Courtney return alongside newcomers Idris Elba, John Cena, Pete Davidson and Taika Waititi in the standalone sequel to the hit Suicide Squad.

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DOWN TO EARTH: Reducing our footprint

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Rethink your wants and needs It is true to say that our wellbeing improves when we focus our energy on whanau, friends or nature, and buy less material stuff, even though ads say otherwise. Reducing our wants has a flow-on effect: we don’t need to work so hard to pay for it all, and will have more time for pursuits that make us feel good. If something is wanted, then first check out noticeboards or Facebook to look for free or used items. Instead of dumping unwanted goods, offer them to others on Facebook’s Freecycle Takaka or through The GB Weekly classifieds, for example. The culture of repairing damaged things such as furniture, tools or clothing is still alive. It is so much better for the environment if we do. Rangi’s Repairs, situated behind the Village Green in Takaka, is a good local example and offers to “fix anything but relationships”. A good website for reusing what you have is Instead of buying an item, why not borrow it from a friend or neighbour? Sharing equipment like lawnmowers and chippers makes so much sense and builds community. Toy libraries like the one in Takaka are a fantastic way to explore quality toys for a time instead of buying them. And there’s clothes hire for parties at the Takaka Playhouse.

reduces packaging. Eating less meat can significantly lower emissions. Research shows if we replaced even one meat meal with vegetables once a week, New Zealand would reduce emissions by 7 per cent. This is largely due to the methane emissions animals produce and the energy cost of production compared to fruit and vegetable growing. Plan your meals and ensure there is no waste. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers for another meal. New Zealanders throw away over 75,000 tonnes of food each year (32kg each). This wastes carbon that was used in production. In landfill, it contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution from leachates. Composting mitigates this to some extent and creates valuable fertiliser.

Clothing Buy preloved clothes or alter others, creating a new, stylish, well-fitting garment. The fashion industry is responsible for 10 per cent of global carbon emissions (more than international air travel and shipping combined). can help you assess the quality of garments. Worldwide, there is a movement for the fashion industry to become more sustainable and ethical. Check to work out ethical brands worth supporting if you buy new. Several local clothing stores purchase such products directly from producers, giving them good deals.


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Transport accounts for nearly half of New Zealand’s energy-related emissions and is likely to be our single biggest contributor to our carbon footprint. Minimising the number of trips we take, especially short trips, is one of the most climate-positive things we can do. Plan the week in terms of shopping, jobs and meetings away from home. Carpooling with the help of Facebook’s Golden Bay and Takaka Noticeboards makes a difference. Hitching seats established some years ago also offer another way of getting around. Keeping vehicles well serviced reduces emissions, as does limiting vehicle idling. Keeping tyres properly inflated reduces friction, making driving more efficient. The Government’s recent Clean Car Standard will ensure new and used light vehicles imported are up to new emission standards. The Government wants to encourage electric vehicles and hybrid low-emission vehicles. Travelling by bike or walking is obviously better for the environment and health, and the local cycleway network team is working on extending cycleways throughout the Bay.


Energy efficiency

Grow your own food – the best way to minimise your food footprint. Golden Bay’s climate allows us to grow a wide range of fruit and vegetables year round (one goal of Down to Earth articles). By planting a variety of food, flowering and native plants at home you enhance biodiversity and encourage beneficials like bees. More plants also means more absorption of carbon from the atmosphere. Choosing to grow or buy organic, or at least spray-free, has a positive impact on the environment. Processing your own excess produce, eg making pasta sauce, reduces the costs of commercial packaging, transport and retail. Buying locally produced seasonal food reduces food miles, and builds resilience and local economy too. Purchasing foodstuffs in bulk from Golden Bay Organics

Turn off lights and unplug unused devices. Wash clothes with cold water. Dry clothes in the sun, not the drier. Home insulation retains household warmth and significantly reduces heating costs.


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Avoid buying water in plastic and instead use your own reusable water bottle. Choose goods with less packaging and lobby producers to change to more sustainable options. Use reusable bags/containers when shopping. Buying locally produced goods is best, reducing the transportation and packaging inputs. It keeps money in local economy, lessening the need for people to work elsewhere for a living. It may be cheaper to buy a bike over the hill in Nelson, for example, but then you have to add the cost of travel, vehicle wear and emissions from fuel use. Buying quality products makes sense, minimising the need to buy a replacement sooner than later. Look for Energy Star products, which are certified more energy-efficient. Support and buy from companies that are environmentally responsible and sustainable. Purchase from recycling centres and op shops first. This reduces the production of new items. Locally, Trash Palace and the Hospice Shop also benefit the local community with funds and employment respectively.

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Rocky road gets a happy ending JO RICHARDS

Bill Wallis now smiles as he drives his red ute on the freshly gravelled Anatoki Track Road. Until a couple of weeks ago, vehicles crawled along the one kilometre stretch beyond Slatey Creek Bridge, carefully navigating numerous deep hollows which were frequently flooded. The recent upgrade of the road, jointly funded by users and Tasman District Council, marks the end of a long dispute between the parties about who was responsible for its maintenance. Last October, following almost 20 years of argument, TDC and the residents finally reached an agreement on works budgeted at $42,000 – a sum significantly less than the council’s earlier estimates which ranged from $180,000 to $400,000. “We paid half,” says Bill referring to the users’ contribution. “Everyone contributed, apart from one, but Merv Solly came to the party and paid for the one who didn’t. DOC also contributed.” Over the years, Bill has singlehandedly fought for the cause, speaking regularly at Community Board meetings and repeatedly raising the issue with TDC. “I have gone through a lot, and felt so alone.” But he says he received help from Dave Gowland and, last year, noted a change in the council’s approach. “Thanks to Jamie McPherson [TDC Transport manager], who started to listen.” The long-awaited work has been carried out efficiently, and to a high standard, says Bill. “Rodney Ward, general contract manager for Sollys, did a great job fixing things up.” Consequently, after two decades of scowling, Bill can now smile the half-mile from his drive entrance to Slatey Creek. “It’s just nice when I go to town; what took me five minutes now only takes one.”

Bill Wallis gives the thumbs-up on Anatoki Track Rd. Photo: Jo Richards.

Brief encounter: speed dating event ROSA VOLZ

Are you single and ready to mingle? If so, the Golden Bay Singles Speed Dating event is made for you. The event’s organiser, Gina Neither says, “I just want it to be really fun. [Participants should] come with an open mind, and an open heart. Just leave your expectations at the door.” Gina happened upon the idea of speed dating after a friend ran a similar event on the West Coast over three different nights. In the Bay, the event will be held in the private dining room at the Telegraph Hotel over two consecutive nights, “in order to make it more accessible for out-of-town folk.” The format is tried and true. On the first night there is a complementary welcome drink and snacks, and each couple has a five-to-six-minute window to get to know each other. There will be cue cards with question prompts to assist with breaking the ice if needed. At the end of the night, there will be a few follow-up questions to identify potential couples for the second night. The second night is a seated “antipasto-style” dinner, with participants changing seating arrangements after each course.

There is a pub quiz to keep things lively. And again, at the end of the night, participants will privately indicate potential attractions or a wish to make a match. Gina identified that speed dating might well be a winner for those singles in the Bay, Motueka and Nelson who “don’t typically go out drinking or socialising – so where do you go to meet people? This is effectively a group ‘chance encounter’. I’m hoping to encourage singles to take a chance and just come along for some fun.” She feels “both excited and nervous” and emphasises that speed dating here is still in its infancy. “This first event is for heterosexual couples, but in the future, if the interest is there, I’m open to expanding the evening in other directions. People just need to enquire.” If you are keen to attend but you are feeling a little shy – there is still a bit of time to find other single friends to attend with. “There has been plenty of interest so far, and the aim is to get along 40 couples,” says Gina. Golden Bay Singles Speed Dating event is at the Telegraph Hotel dining room on 2 and 3 August, 6.30pm, cost $60. Registration by 24 July at

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The art and science of sossie making Tips to save energy and money this winter It’s surprising how even the smallest changes can result in worthwhile savings.

Sausage makers, from left, Carl Finnigan, Wal Powell, Rosa Volz, Lori Godden, Steve Hand, Jacqueline Allen and butcheress Georgie Moleta. Photo: Supplied. ROSA VOLZ

The EECA Energywise website has lots of tips for reducing your electricity use and costs. Here are just some of them. Around 30% of the energy used by the average household flows into hot water: z Wash your clothes in cold water, and wash full loads rather than several smaller loads when possible - a hot water wash can use 10 times more electricity than a cold wash. z Shower rather than bath – it typically uses only half as much water and energy. z A modern dishwasher on a full cycle uses about 15 litres of water – far less than washing the same amount of dishes in the sink.

“If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made,” remarked former German vice chancellor Otto von Bismarck. I beg to differ. Racy sausage jokes aside, I love a good sausage and I can confirm that making (and then eating) them is a whole heap of fun. Last Sunday, a group of five amateur charcutiers and I partook in a sausage-making workshop run by local butcher Georgie Moleta. Armed with 2kg of prime chuck beef, each participant had the opportunity to season, mix, stuff and tie links of gluten-free, preservative-free, European-style sausages. It was probably the patient teacher, but I discovered that making sausages is more accessible to a lay person (meaning me) than I would have thought possible. “Sausage making is both an art and a science,” confirms Georgie. This certainly rings true, as it turns out that the “science” of a good sausage is all about balance. Balance of salt and savoury, meat and fat, spices and herbs, water and binder to create the perfect sausage filling. The “art” of sausage-making lies in filling the casing without breakage or trapping too much air, and then tying the sausages into links. How a sausage is seasoned is only limited by the imagination of the sausage-maker. I chose paprika, onion flakes, and salt (no imagination!). I was envious of a more advanced sausage-


Dry your clothes with free energy from nature: z When possible dry your washing outside. If you’re going to use your dryer regularly, look for a model with an autosensing feature – this prevents over-drying which saves electricity and is also better for your clothes. z Give clothes a good spin in the washing machine – it takes a lot less electricity to spin water out of clothes than it does to heat it out. z Make sure your dryer is vented to the outside so the moisture doesn’t make the house damp and harder to heat. LED lighting: z Switch to LED bulbs for lighting. They use up to 85% less electricity than traditional incandescent or halogen bulbs.

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maker, Jacqueline Allen, who used fresh thyme, apple, onion and Bacca bakery breadcrumbs. Jacqueline is also breeding her own pigs, some of which could become “you know what” in the not-too-distant future. Next, using a butcher’s-grade 20kg volume hydraulic filler, we each filled about a metre of sausage casing. We were then guided through the tricky process of pinching and twisting sausage links into a professional (or at least somewhat respectable looking) length. The workshop was the first of three organised under the “Climate Love” initiative. The aim of the workshops is to provide practical and local application of low-carbon projects, using subject matter experts to upskill the community. When questioned, workshop participants had similar motivations for attending the workshop – self education, and the ability to make sausages for themselves at home. “It will make a nice change from ‘man-stew’,” said one participant, referring to his regular dinner. Some had access to home kill, wild game or had sausage-making equipment they wished to put to use. “I am interested in making sausages from wild meat, and I am happy to barter my new skills with my hunter friends,” said attendee Lori Godden. Bangers and mash were on the menu for dinner last night. Simply delicious. Better than a bought one.

Ata marie whanau • Hope you are all drying out after the weekend’s flood event. On the whole we were lucky to have escaped without too much damage done. Now’s a good time to make a whanau plan for next time – these extreme weather events are only going to get worse and more frequent. It is a huge help to emergency services if you self-evacuate prior to things becoming critical or life threatening. If you do this, please advise Police or Civil Defence so we don’t risk people’s safety coming to look for you. Well done to those that took this action on this occasion without prompting. • 8 July: A number of fraudulent scams are doing the rounds. One is an email suggesting you have been caught speeding and need to pay the fine. Police do not issue fines using email. • Last year over $33million of online scams were reported. Report all scams to • 11 July: Wilful damage reported to Police. Passenger in a motor vehicle threw a bottle at another vehicle. Police are dealing with the driver and passenger of the offending vehicle. • We currently have three bicycles that must belong to somebody. If you are missing one, come in and let us know. • 17 July: A 48-year-old local male was served a criminal harassment warning letter and trespassed from two addresses after making some bad choices.

• 18 July: A 45-year-old local male was arrested and held in custody overnight for breach of a protection order after smashing a window. • Police have assisted our partner agencies on a number of jobs locally. It’s important to comply with all designated officials to avoid our involvement. Council, immigration, asset recovery all have jobs to do and need to be able to go about their business safely. • A 41-year-old male from Motueka plead guilty to possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and driving whilst under the influence of drugs following his crash on SH60, conveniently close to GB Community Hospital on 8 June 2021. • Stay safe out there, drive to the conditions, clear the ice and fog from your windscreens before commencing your journey. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 23 JULY 2021

CLASSIFIEDS SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro BRIDGE 14 July. Tukurua Pairs: N/S: C Webster/J Edmondson 55.56%, P Panzeri/T Packard 55.56%, A Foreman/B Burdett 50.37%; E/W: J Pemberton/J Kingston 56.96%, J Cooper/S Penny 55.22%, S Van Wijngaarden/S Douglas 50.87%. H/cap: N/S: P Panzeri/T Packard 65.06%, C Webster/J Edmondson 63.91%, A Foreman/B Burdett 61.67%; E/W: J Pemberton/J Kingston 65.06%, J Cooper/S Penny 61.72%, Paul Taylor/Pam Wood 61.22%. 16 July. Relaxed Session: P Wood/J Massey 61.25%, C Furness/D McDonald 57.50%, H Curtis/J Cooper 52.50%. H/cap: P Wood/J Massey 72.15%, C Furness/D McDonald 68.20%, S Penny/A Foreman 59.75%. GOLF 13 July. Match Play Pairs: S Rosser/M Solly bt C Gilbert/M Dobbie. Singles: S Meredith bt C Le Comte. Closest to pins: 3/12 L Jerram, 9/18 S Meredith.

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GB Football Club Fixtures Saturday 24 July JUNIORS: 9am: Non-travelling Juniors at Golden Bay Rec Park 10am: 9th grade: Waimea Plains Spitfires vs Golden Bay Wekas at Ben Cooper Park 10.30am: 11th-12th grade Yellow: Golden Bay Pumas vs The Car Company Richmond Razorbacks at Golden Bay Rec Park 10.30am: 11th-12th grade Red: Nelson Suburbs FC Speedies Golden Bay Orcas at Avery Park YOUTH: 10.30am: 13th-14th Blue: Golden Bay Gladiators vs Nelson Suburbs FC Seal Pups at Golden Bay Rec Park 10.45am: 13th-14th Red: FC Nelson Monarchs vs Golden Bay Panthers at Neale Park WOMEN: 1pm: Nelson Pine Women’s Division 2: Mapua Cougars vs Golden Bay Shield Maidens at Mapua Domain MEN: 1pm: Nelson Pine Mens Division 4: Golden Bay Stingrays vs Wakefield FC 2nd XI at Golden Bay Rec Park 3pm: Nelson Pine Mens Premiership Div 1: Golden Bay Mountain Goats vs ITM Motueka 1st XI at Golden Bay Rec Park

PERSONAL NOTICES / Pānui ake HEATH, Geoffrey Herbert (Geoff): On July, 13, 2021, passed away peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, with his wife and daughter by his side, aged 81 years. Loved and loving precious Best Mate of Jenny, and Rose the cat, much loved and fun filled Dad of Mike and Sarah (Richmond), Tom and Sam (Perth), Katrina and Craig (Wellington), loved step-dad of Richard, Andrew and Colin, adored Grandad Geoff (our partner-in-crime) of Ryan, and Jack; Alex, Cameron, and Sophie; Becky, and Matthew. Loved brother, brother-in-law, and uncle of Graham and Caroline, Sarah and Graham, Isabella, Freya, and Ellie; Jean and the late Tony Melrose, and family.

AGM NOTICES THE Peaceable Kin-Dom AGM, Monday 9 August, 1pm, GB Arts Council, 24 Commercial Street. GOLDEN Bay Cycle and 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.

Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Geoff Heath, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Memorial Service to celebrate Geoff’s life will be held in our Rangiora Chapel, Wai-mana, 92 Kippenberger Avenue, Rangiora, on Saturday, July 24 at 2.30pm.

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

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.

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

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APPLIANCE and whiteware repair. 12+ years’ experience servicing all brands. Ph Luke 022 602 8118.

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

ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580.

PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui

ALCOHOLICS Anonymous, open meeting, all welcome. Thursdays 7pm, 94 Commercial Street. Hall behind the Catholic Church. Ph 0800 229 6757. FRESH FM needs your help. Are you willing to host a fundraising event to support local radio? Or help run one? We’re a Charitable Trust – a $30 donation on our website is tax deductible. Email Maureen: or ph 525 8779, 027 335 1395.

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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.

GB CHIMNEY SWEEPING, SPIDER AND FLY SPRAYING Ph 524 8795 or 027 434 5405 GOLDEN BAY DIGGER HIRE 1.7 tonne. Ph 027 713 0684.

GOLDEN Bay Painting and Maintenance. Winter special: 10% off all interior and exterior painting. Free quotes, no-or-low mileage. Ph 027 562 0615. 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.

LAWNMOWING,, ph 027 690 0769.

GOLDEN Bay Community Service Vehicle Trust (Wrinklies Express) 2021-22 committee: Chairman, Roy Reid; treasurer, Wendy de Maat; secretary, Jason Jackson. Committee members: Lesley Bird, Joan Fishley, Willa Visker, Henk Visker. All trip bookings continue as normal through Willa ph 525 9775.

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.

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


ARCHITECTURAL design, residential housing. Ph Peter Fersterer 525 8132.

LAWNMOWING. Pakawau, Bainham, Takaka to Wainui. Ph N Shaw 525 7597, 027 212 4020.

ORGANISATIONS may have their committee members’ names printed in this column for free if emailed to admin@

GOLDEN Bay Branch NZDA AGM, Wednesday 4 August, 7.30pm, River Inn.

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

“What a wonderful world” Special thanks to all the staff at Ward 25, Christchurch Hospital, for all the wonderful care you gave Geoff, you guys were amazing.

TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga

152 High Street, Motueka Ph 027 528 7205

PAINTING and interior, exterior plastering. Licensed qualified local tradesman. Ph CM Coatings 027 222 0507. PENINSULA Plasterers for all your interior plastering needs. 11

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No job too small. Quality assured. 20+ years’ experience. For a free quote ph Craig 027 472 4376.

REFLEXOLOGY with Ariane Wyler, Tuesdays and Fridays in town. Mobile service also available. Ph 021 0260 7607.

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

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 ,

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.

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

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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Grant Watson HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora ANEL BAKER Physiotherapy at 22 Meihana Street, Takaka. Ph/txt for an appointment 021 053 4337. 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.

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. 6 words weekly 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. 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. 12

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875 Collingwood-Bainham Main Rd, Rockville

Are you considering selling? We have over 600 registered buyers ready to buy now!

New Listing/Viewing For Sale: SET DATE OF SALE - 1pm, 12th Aug 2021 - Will not be sold prior Open Home: Saturday 24th July 11.00-11.30am A ROCKVILLE RETREAT This hectare of rural land is just two doors down from the Rockville Settlers Museum and a 10min drive from Collingwood. It's the perfect place to bring your family for a Rockville retreat, and whether you holiday here or make a permanent move is up to you! Maybe both? Secure your future today. As you can see, the land is relatively flat and it's fenced into small paddocks. There are two wells on site. Power is not currently connected, but the lines run past the boundary. Best of all there are no restrictive building covenants and plenty of room to share this land if you chose. Imagine how well fruit trees would do here in this fertile soil and temperate climate. Offers are invited and will not be entered into until the Set Date of Sale which is 1pm, 12th August 2021

Need Us Call Us

105b Abel Tasman Drive, Takaka

Billy Kerrisk 0276085606 Sam Goffriller 0273014209

Level 1, 11 Buxton Lane, Takaka | Facebook @RaywhiteGoldenbay | 03 525 7219 I 027 608 5606 | | Billy Kerrisk Licensed Agent REAA 2008 FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko GOLDEN Bay Glass. In Collingwood every Thursday. Ph 525 7274.

FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348. NATIVE plant nursery (TLC), native trees and grasses available. Ph 525 6183. AVAILABLE now at Cottage Plants Onekaka: delphiniums, wallflowers, hellebores, and more. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm. Ph 525 9253.

Helping Hands 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?

WANTED / Hiahia

NISSAN Pulsar hatchback, 1991, 102,000km, a tidy vehicle. $3,000 or near offer. Ph 525 8016.

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

TRAILER, small, 1.7 x 1.3, small wheel 4.00 x 8. No reg or WOF. Suit quad bike. $350 ono. Ph 021 0832 7856.


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

PROPERTY WANTED / Rawa hiahia MATURE single male looking for permanent accommodation. Have references. Ph 020 4120 0710.

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.


PROPERTY AVAILABLE / Rawa watea We have shut up the farm shop for the winter months.

We look forward to seeing you at the Saturday market and on our home deliveries around Golden Bay, Tasman and Nelson.




16 weeks old, ready to lay $28 each, free delivery

Ph/txt Trev 027 282 4014 TO GIVE AWAY / Koha OK – so you survived the flood. But be prepared for next time! Bags of empty malt sacks available at the Mussel Inn and we even have a mountain of crushed glass if you want to fill them ready.

LOST AND FOUND / Ngaronga/Kitenga


Prescription glasses, within the last couple of months. This shape but fluorescent yellow in colour. Please ph 027 772 3253. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 23 JULY 2021

Wanted: Packer/Dispatch Part/Full time until December 23rd, 2021 We are looking for a motivated, focused team member with a positive attitude to join our busy dispatch team. This position involves: Packing of candles & accessories Picking & processing orders Using ordering & freight computer programs Inwards Goods

PRIVATE sale: 120sqm home, built 1979, 926sqm section. Three large bedrooms with built-in wardrobes. A fourth bedroom, study, toy room - your choice. Separate toilet, bathroom with bath and shower, spacious laundry. Open plan kitchen/dining through to a generous sunny lounge. Off-street parking, garage plus workshop and carport. Fruit trees, space for children, vegetable garden and pets. All within walking distance of kindergarten, TPS and GBHS. Make this house your home. Offers over $558,000. Initial enquiries to: SMALL flat for rent in Takaka, $230/week. Suit working couple. Ph 027 440 1200.

Skills Required: • Well-organised & methodical • Focused, with excellent attention to detail • Able to lift up to 20kg • Remain calm under pressure • Achieve daily/weekly targets • Good computer skills • Confident and willing to learn new skills • Communicate effectively with customers and staff Please email your CV with a cover letter to Applications close: July 30th 2021 @ 5 pm

Do you have the answers? Ray White Property Management 027 525 7229 -


UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē

ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10am12.30pm, Onekaka Hall.

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.

We are CLOSED for winter break

25 July - 6 September Thanks for an awesome season!! See you in the Spring. Love from the DK team.

THURSDAY 29 JULY DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 9-11am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007. THE RAFT, by Carl Nixon, 7.30pm at The Playhouse, doors open from 7pm. $15. Tickets at Stitch ‘n Sew. A Takaka Drama Society Production.


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

THE RAFT, by Carl Nixon, 7.30pm at The Playhouse, doors open from 7pm. $15. Tickets at Stitch ‘n Sew. A Takaka Drama Society Production.

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.

MOTUPIPI HALL CASSEROLE, VEGGIE AND DESSERT luncheon, Saturday 31 July, $17pp, 12.30pm. Baking, produce, raffle.

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.

THE RAFT, by Carl Nixon, 7.30pm at The Playhouse, doors open from 7pm. $15. Tickets at Stitch ‘n Sew. A Takaka Drama Society Production.

Golden Bay Community & Whān nau Monthly Meeting


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.

GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church invites you to join us at a Combined Parish Service on Sunday 25 July, 10am at Takaka, to farewell Philip and Lynda Lyes. There will be a shared lunch in the church hall following this service. There will be no service in Collingwood on this day.

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

SACRED Heart Catholic faith community celebrates Mass at 4pm each Sunday. All welcome. Time: 12.00pm -1.00pm

ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for morning worship at 10am.

Date: Tue 27th July Place: Community Centre

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

Come and join us for a Matariki celebration lunch and catch up.

Isaiah 26:3

Sunday Service 10am

Takaka Church of Christ

All Welcome ☺


93 Commercial St, Takaka

Pastor: Rodney Watson 027 511 4266 Ph: 525 9265

Kahurangi Christian Church


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


FRENCH NIGHT Live Music 3 courses meal, $55 per head, Bookings only email bookings

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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere


SATURDAY 24 JULY FOOTBALL: Check out the schedule on page 11 for match times and details.

SUNDAY 25 JULY MARBLE MOUNTAIN MUSIC CLUB, 7.30pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall. All welcome.

MONDAY 26 JULY CEILIDH FUN. Dancing Mondays, 7.30pm, Kotinga Hall. No partner/experience needed. $5.

TUESDAY 27 JULY 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. Stitch ‘n Sew and Collingwood On the Spot store are our agents. Or email us:

WEDNESDAY 28 JULY KOKALITO WEDNESDAY VEGGIE STALL is having a winter break for a few weeks. See Public Notices for further info. COSTUME HIRE, closed 28 July and 4 August due to production The Raft. Urgent hire? Ph Diane 525 8097, evenings, or Linda 525 8487.


Everyone Welcome

JULY 23RD Warming curries, live music, bohemian atmosphere Bookings only

Lunch is provided and we can share any community notices, events or issues. RSVP.

Programmes to listen out for 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 3.00 Eco Postcards - Joanna Santa Barbara presents an Eco Postcard, focusing on sustainability and the environment. Eco Postcards airs Monday afternoons at 3:30 and replaying Saturday morning at 9:50 Eurocard - Eurocard aims to provide reflection on news, events, and life in general in Europe. Our foreign correspondent Lorraine MacIntosh is a former Nelson resident, currently living in Valencia, Spain. Eurocard airs Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 and replays Saturday mornings at 10:30 THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 23 JULY 2021

MAD THEARTRE FREEDOM DINNER and CELEBRATION Gypsy - Jazz piano over dinner followed by DJ WitchDoktor

Survivors and Thrivers Takaka

Sat 24th July from 6pm Mad Theartre Cosmic Collingwood Ph 021 107 6312

Support group for people affected by/supporting someone with cancer Wednesday 28th July Mohua Social Services 88 Commercial St. Takaka For more information and to RSVP contact or call 027 258 0075 / 03 539 1137

The Mussel Inn Coming Up...

Sat 24th GRAWLIXES - from floating atmospheric ballads to jaw-dropping rock ‘n’ roll, $10 on the door Sun 25th DANIEL CHAMPAGNE, $20 SOLD OUT! Thu 29th QUIZ, 7.30pm, all welcome Sat 31st PICKLE DARLING, $20 tickets online


Upper Takaka Country Club

Pig Hunt 2021

FRIDAY 23rd July

alanjahjah en de eaggerlings $5 at the Bar

Sat 31 July & Sun 1 August

Saturday 24th July

Entries in by 5pm on Friday 30 July to PGG Wrightson Store or UTCC



$30 for team of two; $20 single; kids U13 free

Friday 30th July

Weigh-in 3pm on Sunday 1st

Roots & fruits birthday Special!

Hunting for the Gruff Thomason Trophy (Largest tusks) and the Ian Foskett Trophy (Biggest boar)


Saturday 7th August

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

DIVAS ON DECKS: the originals


Saturday 14th August

GOOD HABITS (LIVE) Gourmet food & burgers, Open fire, Good beer, Good people


Golden Bay weather forecast

2 Commercial Street, Takaka ꟾ Ph 525 7305

Valid from Friday 23 July until Tuesday 27 July Friday: Light southeasterlies, becoming variable. A few cloudy areas, otherwise fine. Saturday: Light winds, tending northeast later. Mainly fine and mild for a time. Sunday: Northeasterlies freshening. Cloud increasing with rain developing over Kahurangi in the afternoon and elsewhere later. Monday: Strong northerlies with rain at first. Winds tending northwest in the afternoon with rain easing to a few showers. Tuesday: Southwesterlies. A few showers over

Kahurangi, fine and cloudy intervals elsewhere.

Sollys Contractors are proud sponsors of this weather forecast. Enquiries phone: 03 525 9843 Disclaimer: This forecast is a personal interpretation complied from public information provided by NZ Metservice and other public sources. It is a local forecast and no liability is implied or accepted.



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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

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… 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

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• 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 $95,000+GST(if any) GC James Mackay 027 359 0892


Beautiful Tata Beach just a short stroll away

• 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 $375,000 Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 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

• 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

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


Sharon McConnon Sales Manager 0275 258 255


Paul McConnon Salesperson 0275 042 872

James Mackay Principal/AREINZ B.Com 027 359 0892

Belinda J Barnes Agent/AREINZ 021 236 2840