The GB Weekly - 25 June 2021

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Friday 25 June 2021

Collingwood’s muddy marvels

Pick and go: Collingwood’s number nine Jayden Strange looks to offload a slippery ball in Saturday’s game against Waimea Old Boys. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

before mud dyed every jersey the same dull down Collingwood’s favoured left flank literally There was mud, mud, glorious mud at shade of brown. ploughing a furrow on his way to scoring Collingwood Rugby Club ground on Saturday, And it was only a matter of minutes before the home side’s third try. This was quickly but it did little to cool the blood in what was Will Curnow opened Collingwood’s account, followed by Curnow’s second try which he a full-throated battle between the home side running in the first of his three tries, following a powered over the line following one of many and Waimea Old Boys. driving maul up the left hand side of the pitch. Collingwood scrums. Collingwood went into the tie standing Half-time came as a relief to the embattled For the opening quarter of the game, the clear at the top of Division 2 following an Black and Gold remained camped in the Old Boys, but on resumption they looked like a impressive eight wins on the bounce. With visitor’s half, dominating possession, recycling different side – full of renewed determination. only one more round robin fixture to come, the the ball, and making fewer mistakes than their And it was the visitors who scored first, Black and Gold had a home semi-final already opposition. And it was a line-out infringement grounding a try seven minutes after the secured, and knew that another victory would by the Old Boys that resulted in the scrum from restart, taking the score to 20-5. Having points offer the prospect of a home final. which Tyler Jones charged over the line, taking on the board seemed to lift the away side and Despite the chilly temperature and heavy Collingwood’s points tally to 10. the match became a more even contest with rain, by kick-off, a good size crowd had It wasn’t all one-way traffic though. The Waimea putting the Collingwood defence gathered on the touchlines; on one side visitors continued to defend bravely and under pressure. supporters sheltered under the covered stand, eventually broke through Collingwood’s line By now, with about 20 minutes left on the while on the other, they sat in their utes and and into the attacking half of the pitch, only clock, it was almost impossible to distinguish watched through windscreens, tooting horns to see their advance come to a grinding halt between the two sets of saturated, mudinstead of cheering. spattered players. Even the match officials following another infringement. As the players lined up for the start of The middle of the pitch now resembled were having problems, the referee mistaking the match, Waimea’s red and white stripe a mud bath and without six-inch sprigs the Collingwood number 17 for an Old Boys ∙ QUALITY WORKMANSHIP ∙ LOCAL contrasted sharply with the home side’s black FRIENDLY players were struggling to gain traction. But player and wrongly awarding a line-out to the... and gold. But it was only a matter of minutes somehow Stephen McLellan, scampered Continued on page 7

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Inside: Takaka Cohousing THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 25 JUNE 2021

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The Village Theatre AGM on Tuesday 15 June was a happy gathering of friends and supporters, despite evidence that the global pandemic has affected revenue. Although treasurer Phil Gaffney only had a relatively small loss to report, it is symptomatic of the worldwide challenges cinemas and film-makers have faced in this last year. However, one of the quirks of Golden Bay’s own movie theatre is that the shortage of new Hollywood blockbusters appears to have less effect here than elsewhere. Our local audiences generally have an appetite for more eclectic and independently made fare. On a positive note, Village Theatre attendance figures over the past couple of months have been higher than expected, and international film output is gradually picking up once again. Deputy chair Peter Barker called what was to be a brisk meeting to order. New business included the appointment of three new committee members. Bringing vast experience in performing arts is Milo Haigh, joined by Ainslie Wilson, who is back in the Bay after working overseas for several years, and GB Weekly writer Al Hughes. A directive of last year’s meeting was to increase membership, and although there have been advances in this area, the “recruitment drive” will continue. Anyone keen to support our local cinema, and enjoy benefits including discounted ticket prices, can sign up for membership on the theatre’s website. Another goal set last year was to encourage more live events at the Village Theatre. This has been addressed by Sage Forest with her successful debate last month, and an upcoming storytelling night in July. A significant staff development has been the appointments of Benji Wick and Adrian Goddard as head projectionists. On the technical side, the theatre now has an upgraded fibre system installed, but faces the impending need for replacement of its projection equipment. This will involve a considerable investment, and every option is being examined, including grant applications and the possibility of a lease arrangement. An exciting new development is the commencement of a Classic Film Night. Instigated by Peter Barker, this will give audiences the opportunity to see celluloid greats like The Man from Laramie and... Continued on page 3


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Vaccinations for the rest of Aotearoa New Zealand The COVID-19 vaccination rollout for the general population starts from the end of July. Our COVID-19 vaccination programme has built momentum steadily since February. We are vaccinating around 100,000 people a week at the moment. In the second half of the year we hit top speed and everyone in New Zealand aged 16 and over will be able to be vaccinated.

Moving to the general population So far, vaccinations have been made available to those most at risk of getting COVID-19 to limit the chances of it getting into the wider population. With more vaccine supply coming on, and having ramped up our infrastructure, vaccinations for everyone else in New Zealand aged 16 and over (the general population) start from 28 July. This is a very large group of people. To make this flow smoothly, we will break this down by age bands. All people aged 60 plus can book their vaccinations from 28 July. Then, two weeks later, people who are 55 plus. From there, new age bands will be opened up every 2–3 weeks based on confirmed deliveries of the vaccine and the speed of rollout to earlier groups. By mid to late August, invitations should be open for people over 45. By mid to late September, invitations should be open for those over 35, with everyone else being eligible from October.

Invitations Most people will get a direct invitation to book – either by email, text, phone call or in the post. You will then be able to book through Book My Vaccine, a new national booking system that will be online from 28 July, or phone a new national call centre. Availability of booking slots (the date, time and place you can be vaccinated) will vary between district health board (DHB) regions. Once you are eligible to be vaccinated, you can be vaccinated at any time. There is no cut off.


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Receiving an invitation We’ll call or send you an email, text or letter to invite you to book.

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Make your booking From 28 July, go to Book My Vaccine or call the new national call centre to book both doses, or to register if your age band isn’t open yet.

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Get your vaccination Have your first vaccination dose. 3–6 weeks later have your second vaccination dose.

If you don’t hear from us, or are concerned, you can register for your vaccination through the new national Book My Vaccine booking system at any time from 28 July.

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Other ways to get vaccinated As we go through the year there will be other ways for people to be vaccinated. These will include workplace vaccinations and other targeted vaccination events across the country. For some remote rural communities we will vaccinate all age groups at the same time to make it easier for them. Our successful whānaucentred approach to vaccinations will continue for Māori and Pacific communities and those with disabilities.

Even if your age band isn’t open, everyone aged 16 and over will be able to go to Book My Vaccine to register for an invitation from 28 July. Registration means we will be certain to have your correct contact details and when your age group is opened, you will get an invitation telling you it’s your turn to book.

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Cohousing scheme builds momentum


Village Theatre committee secretary Tish Potter, left, and deputy chair Peter Barker at last week’s AGM. Photo: Alistair Hughes.

The Takaka cohousing team, from left, Sarrah Jayne, Simone Kidner, Bonnie Powers and Ngarie Jones. Photo: Supplied. ALISTAIR HUGHES

Takaka’s community is about to expand. Thirty-four new homes will appear on the edge of town in 2024. Since the 2020 purchase of the 14.5 hectare block of land adjacent to Meihana Street, the people behind Takaka’s first collective housing development have shown no signs of losing momentum in realising their unique project. Designed with co-housing principles in mind, the community will share resources and decision-making, while addressing environmental concerns in the home building processes and residential lifestyles. Architect Simone Kidner, a director of the Takaka Cohousing Neighbourhood, is very pleased to have reached a major milestone in the process – the submission for consent to Tasman District Council. “We’ve had four pre-application meetings,” she explains, “to make sure that we were on the right track. The flood modelling was signed off at one meeting, and we also spoke to them about road traffic. So we feel pretty positive after having the conversations which needed to be had first.” Although the development is in many ways unique, Simone found that the council appeared to be on board with their proposal. “It’s residential land, designed for housing, so not wildly different to the requirements of any subdivision. The unit title models are the same as would be used for a retirement home or a flats/apartments situation.” Simone acknowledges the cohousing model does present some differences, including keeping roading and car parking outside the immediate neighbourhood space. “We’re encouraging people to cycle or walk because we’re close to town. It’s better on the land and better on the council in terms of less roading maintenance.” She has also found that the Golden Bay community has

been very supportive. “People are keen to see more housing, and sustainability. We’re being as open and transparent as possible, so hopefully they feel protected and that they’re coming along the journey with us.” An example of this is the Takaka Cohousing Neighbourhood’s decision to set the housing 30 metres back from the road. “This is so that we can plant a lot of trees and have a low impact on the outlook of the Meihana Street residents. We’re trying to support and work with everyone else during this process.” There are currently 20 households ready to move into their new homes there in three years time. “At the moment eight of the houses are reserved for people who already live in Golden Bay,” says Simone, “and another 12 are for people who are either outside the Bay or are recent international arrivals with permanent residency.” With an aim of ensuring that the next 14 houses will go to local families, a showcasing event (tentatively called “going live”) is about to be launched. “We’ll be putting everything on our website (www. on 2 July, where people will be able to find information. And then we’ll hold an event on 5 July at Mohua Social Services to have face-to-face conversations with people before they apply.” Applicants will be invited to a community gathering with many of the collective, and if that goes well, they will have the option of selecting a home and putting down a deposit. Simone hopes to find potential residents who share the cohousing values and are drawn to the idea of living in a collective environment. “I would say that we want to make sure that there’s a healthy balance between private spaces like homes and gardens, but with the benefits of an extra layer of community.”

Continued from page 1 ...Some Like it Hot on Takaka’s big screen. Covid may still be taking its toll on the entertainment industry, but the Village Theatre will continue to strive to offer our community the best in quality cinema from around the world. And in that vein, the AGM ended with a screening of the delightful Irish-set comedy from 1998, Waking Ned Devine.

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CLOSING DOWN SALE Rhonda and Rod Murrell would like to thank all the people and businesses who have supported Golden Bay Hire over the past 3 years, but it is with regret that we have closed. Our final day was 23 June. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish Tony and Fiona from Golden Bay Property Services all the best for the future in buying the cabin business.

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Doctor, doctor

I’m sure I’m not the only person who had my Wednesday Collingwood doctor’s appointment cancelled on Tuesday last week. On phoning to rebook, the earliest appointment I could get with my doctor was 19 August, more than two months away, and at the Takaka centre. I was told there is a doctor shortage so no clinics can be held in Collingwood, but it’s winter and people will have long journeys to town in bad weather. It’s not what we were promised; why is this continually happening? Jennie Morris Response from General Manager, Golden Bay Community Health Linzi Birmingham Unfortunately, one of our GPs is currently on extended sick leave for a period of two months, at a time when we already have a GP on leave. However, this has not left us with a doctor shortage as we have arranged locum cover for this period and we still have plenty of GP appointments, including book-onthe-day appointments, and of course, our Urgent Care Service for any urgent medical needs. The Collingwood clinics for blood, run by one of our medical assistants, will continue on a Tuesday as per usual. We thank the community for their understanding and assure you that we will re-establish the Collingwood clinics as soon as possible. This does not affect the current flu clinics running at Collingwood. GP appointments are available, so please contact our reception if you require an appointment, while for any urgent medical issues/emergencies please present to our Urgent Care Service. We also offer virtual appointments for our patients if suitable, and we can arrange this when you book your appointment. Please just let the reception team know that you would like a virtual appointment.

Collingwood’s Courthouse

How interesting to read about the new owners of the Courthouse Cafe and the life they are creating in Collingwood (GBW 18/6). I’m sure the community and visitors will play their parts in supporting Sue and Jon. Assuming that the “bach behind the cafe” is number 2 Gibbs Road, it appears that, for the first time since 1930, the two properties now have the same owner. Before 19 March 1930 the Justice Department had owned both properties, with the small cottage being the residence for the Clerk of the Court and Mining Registrar. The dwelling itself had been moved from the other side of the road to its present location in 1907. Though the cottage was sold into private hands in 1930, the Courthouse property was retained by the Department until the 1950s. So, the two properties have had separate stories for nearly 100 years. This small snippet of local history is taken from a file at Archives New Zealand in Wellington and Collingwood’s Golden Bay Argus newspaper (now online). Hooray for records of our evolving history. Penny Griffith, Wellington

Plastics in the environment

Evidence from recent scientific research shows increasing quantities of plastics pollution in our environment on land, and in our air, water and food. I am quite alarmed by study which investigated mass concentrations of selected plastics in store-

bought rice, the staple of more than half the world’s population. The research team, led by Jake W O’Brien at Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences, University of Queensland, found that “Polyethylene, polypropylene and polyethylene terephthalate were quantifiable in the rice samples with polyethylene the most frequently detected (95 per cent)”. They also found that “A preliminary estimate of the intake of plastic through rice consumption for Australians established 3.7mg per serve (100g) if not washed and 2.8mg if washed. Annual consumption was estimated around 1g/person”. Further raising my concern is a study from Taiwan which shows that “Exposure to di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), an endocrine-disrupting chemical and plasticizer widely used in consumer products, has been reported to be significantly positively correlated with increased risks of various cancers”. It’s bad enough already that people litter plastic and don’t or can’t recycle used plastic products and wrappings, and that huge quantities of bale wrap are used every year. On top of this, there is potential future marine pollution in Golden Bay from marine farming equipment such as ropes, mussocks and lines. It’s no wonder that many young people despair at their and humanity’s future. Nigel Ritson

A real need for artificial reefs?

Referring to Clive Barker’s recent letter (GBW 11/6), I think there are already enough structures out in the Bay – including mussel farms and Separation Point coral – as well as the 10-metre line along the Spit that takes two-thirds of our trawling grounds away from us. For many years, the fish stocks have never been as good as they are now. We are away tuna fishing for five months of the year, and fish outside of the Bay when the weather is settled, so we only spend limited time in the Bay . Our latest trawl gear just tickles the seabed, otherwise we would never get it back on board; the doors that spread the net only have 100mm wide by one-metre-long shoes on them, while the sweeps bridles are wrapped with rope to ensure they don’t dig into the seabed. We currently run five-inch cod ends, so we have very little by catch and consequently our footprint in the Bay is very small. I believe the Bay is running fine as it is. I think a lot of people look out their windows, see boats on the horizon, and think they are trawlers when in fact they are mussel boats. What’s going to happen if the minister of fisheries brings in new rules which require all the catch, even undersized fish, landed? How will that affect the food chain out there? For one thing, you will have the seagulls lining up outside the takeaways. Herb McBride, CEO KC McBride Fishing Ltd

Tail is wagging the dog

There are two letters recently that need comment. The first is Gary Thorpe’s (GBW 11/6) in which he states elected representatives are losing control of our district council. I believe he is absolutely correct. A common statement made about local bodies is “The tail is wagging the dog“. Steve Penny in his letter (GBW 18/6) “the case for robust representation“ has the answer: Our multi-million-dollar business, employing over 350 staff, elects a board of directors (councillors) who have to control the

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LE T TERS finances, and delivery of services. Ratepayers are “shareholders” in this company, but they do not earn dividends, or money on their investment, but are rewarded by the quality of life and services. All staff engaged by the CEO have high qualifications for their job requirements (degrees, certificates of engineering, etc) and, above all, Local Government indoctrination of the LGOIMA and the LGA. Steve is right in suggested we need comprehensive campaigns to properly assess candidates’ character, core beliefs, vision, and judgements, before sealing our approval with a vote. We need more detailed CVs and education qualifications on their profiles in order to judge their ability to serve as directors on the “board” of TDC. I believe that if our representatives lack the worldly experience, education, and personal qualities to challenge the “system“, then the council staff will be able to control them. As Steve points out in his last sentence, have councillors, with their judgement on the dam, let us down or did they get it badly wrong? Reg Turner

Farmers: come and be heard

National Party spokesman on Agriculture David Bennett, is coming to Pakawau Hall on Friday 9 July at 11am (note change of time). He is coming, not to talk, but to listen to farmer’s concern, so make the most of it. A Federated Farmers spokesman will record the questions and concerns, and at the hall door, there will be a box into which previously written questions (include your email address) can be deposited. At the end of the meeting, David Bennett will take the box away, sort out the letters, and send replies. Bring your own sandwich, tea will be provided. Robin Robilliard

Submit to landscapes/coastal study

Tasman District Council is trying for the fourth time to bring in restrictions on all seaside properties, quarries, farms and any land activities, through the proposed Coastal Environment Study and their Landscape Study, 2021. TDC formed a working party of a cross-section of Golden Bay community members, DOC, environmental groups and council staff. For over two years, at a cost to ratepayers of tens of thousands of dollars, with hundreds of voluntary hours put in by our community members, this has now seemingly been disregarded. They have appointed a fourth consultant and included in their study the whole of Golden Bay again. If your property is within the final ONL (Outstanding Natural Landscapes), ONF (Outstanding Natural Features) or CE (Coastal

Environment), there may be restrictions put on your ability to carry out any new activity on your land in the future. I am encouraging you to send in a submission, even if you have submitted before, as this is for a “new” Tasman Environmental Plan. All that is required is one written paragraph saying that you want to be involved in the submission process and send it in to council by 30 June. Paul Sangster

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SOL’S JULY JOBS Vegetable care: Harvest Jerusalem artichokes and yacon. Replant corms for more. Complete planting of garlic, shallots and early onions. Mulch well to keep weed-free. Liquid-feed leafy greens with seaweed, etc, to keep them growing strongly. Cloche leafy greens. Plant asparagus, globe artichokes and horseradish into permanent beds. Tidy edges, checking for hibernating slugs and snails, especially early around loose rocks and wooden boards. Put early seed potatoes into light to develop strong sprouts ready for early August planting. Prep potato beds with loads of organic matter, including compost and straw. Hothouse: Plant more salads. Make up seed raising/potting mixes, and organise seed punnets and trays in preparation for august sowing. Clean walls for better light. For transplanting: All seeds 10 and 22 July. Leafy greens (spinach, spinach beet, lettuce, endive, spring cabbage, Chinese cabbage) (also 11 and 20 July). Onions (red and brown) (also 16-17 July). Flowers (also 9 and 19 July). Sow direct: All seeds 10 and 22 July. Mesclun salad and spring onions (also 11 and 20 July). Broad beans (also 13-14 and 23 July). Flowers (also 9 and 19 July). Plant: Best 1-8 and 24-31 July. Salad greens, spinach beet (cover), spinach, cabbages, garlic, onions, broccoli and cauliflower. Flowers, eg divide goldenrod. Herb care: Repot herbs in containers with new mix. Fruit care: Plant fruit trees and shrubs. Also add perennial beneficial plants, eg everlasting daisy, multiplying leeks, dahlias. Prune existing fruits for shape and greater productivity, and remove dead and diseased wood. Harvest late tamarillos, kiwifruit, citrus and strawberry guava. Feed orchard (including berries) with a tailored mineral mix from a soil test, or try a mix of dolomite/lime, rock phosphate, wood ash and manure. Divide rhubarb to create more plants. Spray all fruits with diluted seaweed. General garden care Plant trees and shrubs and add woody mulch. General garden maintenance such as unblocking drains, redoing paths and wooden edging. Lime existing lawns. Prune roses and other ornamental trees and shrubs. Shred woody material for mulch or compost. Take semi-hardwood and hardwood cuttings (eg deciduous trees and shrubs). Transplant rooted cuttings taken last year, like blackcurrant. Turn compost heaps to speed decomposition.


July is the quietest of months in the garden and is often the coldest. This gives us time to be indoors fixing tools and garden equipment. Taking some time to think about how well the garden performed in the last year offers an opportunity to make improvements. Maybe the type of vegetables you grew didn’t suit your family’s needs or taste buds. Variety selection is important, as some may do well in dry climates but not so well in the Bay, where it’s wetter. A good practice is to grow what local seedling suppliers sell as they have often tried and tested what works well here. Or you may want to trial different cultivars to see what works best. Check out catalogues like Kings Seeds, Eco Seeds, and Setha Seeds, to name a few. You could even join the local GB Seed Savers group. Come along and hear about seed saving in my upcoming talk at the Takaka Library in early August. You could also change the placement of different vegetables and fruits. Your vegetable garden may be getting too much shade because of trees, so moving it to a sunny position will make a definite difference to its performance. Containers could be employed on the deck for heat-loving crops like tomatoes and peppers. The garage wall could be utilised for growing

Time for a garden rethink? Here funky edging and garden shape make the most of the sloping landscape. Photo: Sol Morgan.

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beans, instead of being that weedy patch. Salad vegetables and fresh annual herbs could be grown closer to the kitchen in keyhole designed beds for greater productivity and easier accessibility. Instead of an orchard that gets neglected way out the back, you may like to try integrating fruits into the ornamental garden. Its herbaceous flowers and perennial shrubs attract beneficial insects, lessening the need for harmful sprays. Food forests are an example of integrated plantings. They make use of every style of plant form: ground covers, herbaceous layers, shrubs, small and larger trees (like fruits) and canopy trees that provide shelter and valuable carbon when pruned and shredded every year (or perhaps left as leaf litter). In terms of infrastructure, it may be time to invest in a hothouse or glasshouse. This will enable you to grow far more food crops throughout the year. There is plenty of scope to upcycle an old shed with second-hand windows to do the job. Even inside the home, more food and houseplants can be grown to save on the shopping bill, as well as providing fresher air to breathe. Or perhaps it’s time to revamp your compost system? Make the most of organic materials you have at hand and improve soil fertility at the same time.

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Tumble Time tots have terrific time

Tumble Time facilitators Tom Lake, left, and Annie Van Lier, far right, keep a watchful eye. Photo: Ronnie Short. RONNIE SHORT

Tumble Time is back for preschoolers aged 0-4 years. Held on Friday mornings from 10-11.30am at the Recreation Centre, it is a fun playtime for tots and a social time for their caregivers. Sessions are facilitated by early childhood teacher Annie Van Lier and youth badminton co-ordinator Tom Lake. Annie worked for several years at Golden Bay Kindergarten before taking maternity leave. Now that her son is eight months old, she felt the time was right to step into the Tumble Time role. Meeting other mums is important to her at this stage, too. “It’s great having this nice space with the heaters - and Cheryl Elsey brings up her coffee cart when she can. Tea and coffee is available (anyway) and the whole thing is koha-based, but no pressure,” said Annie. “We don’t want that to be a barrier.” All parents and caregivers are welcome to attend, with no obligations. “The parents just sign in. That’s so we can go back to the council to show results and secure more funding.”

Both Annie and Tom say they were rapt with the number of attendees who came the first week. They had initially set up in a smaller room, but found they needed to move into the larger space. “We just set up a room full of toys, and the kids do their thing,” said Tom. “And the parents chat.” Known to the Recreation Centre when he ran a laser tag activity for the last holiday programme, Tom now also runs youth badminton on Friday afternoon. He is enthusiastic about working with youth, though this is the first time Tom has worked with preschoolers. An attending mum of two children said, “I find it so neat to have Tumble Time available. During school holidays it doesn’t run because of the holiday programme. For our younger ones it’s just perfect.” To find out about activities check out Rec Park Centre on Facebook, or phone Laura Webster 525 9237.

COLLINGWOOD’S MUDDY MARVELS Continued from page 1 ...home side following a kick to touch. Trying to keep track of who was who in the trench warfare came down to simply observing which try line the players ran towards. But teammates appeared to have less of a problem. Collingwood managed to string some good passes together despite the slippery ball and treacherous surface, and they capped an impressive performance with Curnow scoring his third try of the game moments before the final whistle sounded. At the end of the match, the scoreboard showed 25-5, all points coming from tries, as kickers struggled to convert in the conditions. Speaking at the end of the match, Collingwood coach Graeme Miller was pleased with the performance as much as

the result: “It was messy but we got the job done. We played to the conditions which suited us, and we concentrated on our own game.” He attributes the success of his side to a combination of individuals and their togetherness. “Sometimes you just get the right players in the right places,” said Graeme. “There’s a good spirit, a good feel. Everyone plays for each other.” Saturday’s win means the Black and Gold juggernaut keeps rolling on and the home side now have the possibility of a home final if they can negotiate the semi-final, scheduled for Saturday 9 July. In the meantime, they play their final round robin game tomorrow when they have the opportunity to make it a perfect 10 wins from 10 games. But it’s not something Graeme is thinking about. “We are playing game to game.”

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COUNCIL MATTERS with Councillor Chris Hill In response to recent comments on the Waimea Dam funding option adopted by Council, I offer the following points of clarification. The agreement is a pass through of borrowing to Waimea Water Ltd (WWL). This is not treated as debt for Councils net debt measure. This approach is supported by Price Waterhouse Cooper, Councils treasury advisors, as Council has a corresponding asset on its books. That lending to WWL is secured over the WWL assets which include the dam. The CIIL $18m loan is only for 20 years. As its repayments fall due they are refinanced through the Local Government Funding Agency (LGFA). The shareholder advances to WWL are loans and do not form part of the company’s equity unless they are converted to shares. Regarding future construction cost increases, the shareholder advance facility limits have been set based on the current top of the project risk range of $164m estimated cost to complete. Above that point Councils contractual obligations to fund cost overruns comes back into effect. The interest only repayments are a deliberate approach which is not uncommon for irrigation schemes owned and operated by farming interests. Their interest is to minimise

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the annual cash operating costs they need to meet. They don’t fund depreciation like Council as any renewals are just loan funded when they occur. Typically, the debt would be interest only and renewed on a regular basis. That minimises the annual cost to irrigators. Over the longer term, inflation reduces the real value of the outstanding loans. It is correct that as long as the irrigators pay the interest due through WWL, then a targeted rate cannot be reverted to - that is the intention of the arrangement. There is no need to implement a complex targeted rate if WIL is meeting its obligations. Council retains the right to target rate irrigators if there is a default. The proposed debt levels are well within the financial capacity of Council and will not impact future funding from the LGFA. Council has always carried the financial risk for the project under either option D or revised option A. Under option D, Council has no charge over WIL or WWL assets which makes it a less advantageous position financially. Fundamentally, we have gone from a position where ratepayers were responsible for all dam overruns after the initial $3m, to irrigators agreeing to pay for over $20m of overruns.


Rachel Cusk was born in Toronto in 1967, and educated in England. Her first novel Saving Agnes won the Whitbread Prize for a new writer. Second Place is a story told in the first person by a writer, M (whose name is never revealed), who invites artist L (again never fully named), to live and work in an annexe of her home in remote marshlands. The place and time is never specified. The title refers not only to an additional dwelling, but also M’s feelings about herself as a woman. The novel, in the author’s own words, “owes a debt” to the writer Mabel Dodge Luhans’s account of the occasion in 1932 when she invited the writer DH Lawrence to stay with her in New Mexico. He profoundly influenced her life. M is married to Tony, a practical man of few words who works hard in managing their land. She has been married previously, but we learn little about this except that her first husband was vindictive, and that there is a daughter from this marriage. Justine, his daughter, is now 21 years old and lives in Germany with her partner Kurt. M is convinced that the artist L, whose paintings made a deep impression on her some years before, will somehow make her whole and give meaning to her life. When he arrives, however, he is accompanied by a beautiful young woman, Brett, and this immediately shatters her expectations. In addition, Justine and Kurt, because of some unspecified international crisis, leave Berlin and join the household. “It changes everything,” M says. Instead of living in the annexe alone and helping M to make sense of her life through his paintings and his artist’s observations of the striking countryside, L shares his time with Brett and shows little inclination for exchange of ideas. Brett is lively and sociable. She gradually forms a relationship with Justine, who begins to blossom under her influence. M recognises that she is jealous of Brett’s influence in achieving what she has been unable to do herself. So the relationships are complex, and the consequences profound. Rachel Cusk’s novel is, however, memorable not for its narrative but for the style and method of presenting it to the readers. M addresses her story throughout to “Jeffers” as if she is writing to a friend. Jeffers’ identity is never revealed, therefore we do not understand what influence he might have had, but his name is constantly invoked. The writer’s distinctive style, which she has developed during her earlier novels, is one of intense introspection. M’s state of mind, her response to events, and her feelings of

inadequacy, are presented in almost overwhelming detail. It has been described as “psychodrama”. The actual narrative has gaps, which readers must attempt to fill in. For instance, we do not know M’s age, or the date or place at which these events take place. Everything and everyone is presented solely through M’s sensitive and self-absorbed point of view. There is little dialogue to reveal character. Her descriptions of the mysterious and beautiful marshlands are poetic and memorable. However, this is a challenging novel which demands the reader’s total acceptance of Rachel Cusk’s style.



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

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

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





The dam’s estimated cost-to-completion has now reached $158m, overrunning the pre-construction estimate by $54m. Tasman District Council recently adopted “revised option A” for funding the irrigators share of this cost overrun. A majority of councillors voted for this option in preference to “option D”, where irrigators would have been charged a targeted rate. What are the differences between these two options for ratepayers?

Who owns the debt – TDC or irrigators?


Under both options TDC will borrow the irrigators 49 per cent share of the cost overrun ($25m). Under revised option A, TDC lend (or “pass-through”) this amount to Waimea Water Ltd (the Council Controlled Organisation responsible for constructing the dam). TDC, not the irrigators, remains liable to its bank for all loan repayments (principal and interest). TDC’s security for its loan to WWL is the dam, which is worth only what it can sell its water for, and one which TDC cannot sell to recoup costs. Under option D, TDC’s security for its borrowings on behalf of irrigators is a targeted rate over the irrigators’ properties, for both the interest costs, and principal repayments on the $25m.

Feathered friends, beware. Dare to pass too close to his food source and with the precision of a fighter pilot Mr Bossy Boots will swoop, forcing you to the ground. This resident male tui definitely has attitude. A less polite but fitting name would be Bully Boy. Known to take on bigger birds, including kereru (wood pigeons), a Californian quail perched on the gazebo became another victim. Alighting opposite it, looking directly at it, he puffed his chest up and raised his wings, whereupon the startled quail took flight. From a distance tui appear to be entirely black feathered but it is only the head and underparts that are black. Caught in the sunlight their wings and tail shine an iridescent green, with bronze on the upper back and flanks. The nape and sides of the neck have stunning interspersed cloaklike white feathers. Two white tufts (poi) sit at the throat. Predominantly nectar eaters, tui have a curved bill and long brush-tipped tongue they use to reach deep into flowers. They also feed on a mixture of berries and insects. A treasured icon, the tui features in popular culture such as our local Tui Balms, Tui Garden Products and of course Tui Brewery. Not even our national bird, the kiwi, gets as much coverage. Our love affair with the tui is no doubt connected to their beautiful song. The product of a dual voice box, the song is almost orchestral, ranging from guttural to spiritual. Maori sometimes tamed tui and taught them to speak. They were taught mihi (greetings) which they would recite when visitors arrived. Trained to sound like the loud and deep voice of a chief, a tui that spoke like this was called manu rangatira - a chiefly bird.

Are irrigators charged their share of costs?

Under revised Option A, TDC pay the interest on the irrigators’ share (around $150,000 per annum) for the first five years, after which the irrigators will pay this via their water charges. TDC plans to target rate irrigators’ properties if they default, although this would occur only if the horticulture industry is in crisis (eg, from a downturn in the typically cyclical apple industry). TDC will not charge the irrigators the principal on the loan, stating they will “fund the dam by interest only loans continuously rolled over for the life of the dam [to] minimise the cost to irrigators”. TDC states it is doing this to “manage equity and affordability”

as “costs” (ie, interest) can be attributed to irrigators based on their water usage. However, there are only a small number of irrigators disadvantaged via option D’s targeted rate based on property value. Given TDC already uses volumetric charging for water rates, it is hardly an insurmountable problem to ensure larger water users pay their fair share. Utilising TDC’s credit rating (based on ratepayers’ houses as security) so that irrigators pay far less interest than warranted by their business risk, increases risk to ratepayers. This is true under both options. However, no principal repayments and a “five-year interest holiday” at the ratepayers’ cost means revised option A does not deliver what 84 per cent of ratepayers requested in their submissions to TDC.

Will revised option A increase your rates?

Under either option, funding the irrigators share of cost overruns means TDC will face restrictions on future borrowing to cover, say, climate change costs, so more will have to be funded from your rates. And TDC’s credit rating will be affected, leading to higher borrowing costs paid for by ratepayers who are already being charged one of the highest rates in the country. Dams often have an “optimal life”. Many irrigation dams in the USA are decommissioned after around 50 years. At some point in the future, ratepayers will be faced with $25m (minimum) residual debt with no offsetting income, an expensive bill to decommission a dam with no saleable value, and a questionable ability to recover any share of irrigators’ cost overruns from a depressed horticulture industry with falling property values. Option D’s possibility for principal repayments and security via a targeted rate on irrigators’ properties would have meant irrigators (rather than ratepayers) bear more of their share of risks and costs on the dam.

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Who doesn’t love a night market with a bonfire? The Wee Grand Opening of the Mohua Mineral Museum on Sunday 20 June was a festive yet relaxed affair complete with music, dancing and market stalls. There was a family feel to the shared community feast complete with delicious slow-cooked pig on a spit, beautifully basted and served with BBQ sauce on Bacca bread. Event organiser and owner of the Mohua Mineral Museum, Dani Jamieson, explains that the event brings together a number of intentions. “To celebrate small successes, and to include community in a celebration of the winter solstice.” The success she is referring to is the opening of her museum and carving studio, which (whilst informally open since January) is now officially open. The museum offers a tactile experience of predominantly New Zealand geology, an artists’ collective gallery and an open-plan carving studio. Dani offers private carving lessons, geology-walking tours and school holiday

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Are you one of the many people who have wondered “What are all the little black and grey boxes on the footpath/ side of the road …?”

programmes for budding geologists. The museum is located in McCallum Road on the shared driveway with the salmon farm and offers an interesting visit for individuals and families.

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Multi award-winning business journalist Rod Oram, pictured right, is coming to Takaka next Thursday to give the talk “Now or Never: Why this is our critical year in the climate crisis”. Rod contributes weekly to Newsroom, Nine to Noon, and Newstalk ZB. He is a public speaker on deep sustainability, business, economics, and innovation. “The government, by law, must respond by the end of this year to the Climate Change Commission’s recommendations on carbon budgets, pathways and policies for the next 15 years,” he says. “If it makes bold decisions and builds public support for them, Aotearoa has a fighting chance of blunting the worst of the climate crisis. If it fails to do so, we’ll be in deep trouble at home and abroad.” Rod is a member of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship, which brings together people from here and abroad who seek to contribute to global change from Aotearoa. Rod Oram is speaking at the Golden Bay Community Centre, Mohua Social Services on Thursday 1 July, 12–1pm. $5 entry.

These are Network Tasman’s ‘underground boxes’. They are the protective covers we place over the fuses that connect the underground power cables to the service cables conveying electricity to your house or business. As these boxes have live electrical components inside them, it’s important for public safety that they have securely fitted covers. The talk is co-hosted by Climate Love and the Golden Bay Green Party.

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These are all dangerous situations, as they can expose you to the live electrical parts inside the box and put you at risk of electrocution. If a box gets repeatedly damaged by vehicles, we will look at putting protective bollards around it. Underground boxes must be left alone and only network-approved contractors are permitted to remove the covers. Putting screws into an underground box or drilling holes into one is extremely dangerous! If anything ever causes you to need to interact with a box please phone us. If you accidentally damage an underground box, or if you see one that has been damaged, let us know straight away by phoning our fault line 0800 508 100. If you have any questions about the electricity industry or would like to suggest a potential topic for Network Tasman’s monthly column, please send us an email with ‘News Article’ in the subject line to

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GB Football Club Fixtures Saturday 26 June JUNIORS: 9.00am: Non-travelling juniors at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre 10.30am: 9th Grade: Golden Bay Wekas vs Nelson Suburbs FC Comet at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre 10.30am: 11th-12th Red: Golden Bay Orcas vs Mapua Rangers Rhinos at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre 10.30am: 11th-12th Yellow: The Waimea Print Express Avengers vs Golden Bay Pumas at Avery Park YOUTH: 10.30am: 13th-14th Blue: Nelson Suburbs FC Panthers vs Golden Bay Gladiators at Ngawhatu Recreation 10.45am: 13th-14th Red: Golden Bay Panthers vs Motueka AFC Falcons at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre WOMEN: 1.00pm: Nelson Pine Women’s Division 2: Golden Bay Shield Maidens vs Sprig & Fern Tahuna Breakers at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre MEN: 1.00pm: Nelson Pine Mens Division 4: Golden Bay Stingrays vs Sprig & Fern Tahuna 3rd XI at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre 1.00pm: Nelson Pine Men’s Div 1: Golden Bay Mountain Goats vs Nelson Suburbs FC Development First XI at Saxton Fields S2

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PERSONAL NOTICES / Pānui ake HORTON Blue, 3 December 1954 - 7 February 2021. Loretta, Jess, Alice and family extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported us upon Blue’s sudden death. All the cards, flowers, emails, baking, groceries, native plants, and contributions to the NZ Flying Doctors Service were very much appreciated, and signified how much Blue meant to so many. Many thanks to Laura and Mark from Matuku Funerals, GB Aero Club for organising the flyover, along with the East Takaka community, SAR, and everyone else who helped to commemorate Blue’s life with an epic send-off. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement for the immense amount of support we received from our community and beyond. SMITH Jessica, (Jess). After a long illness, Jess passed peacefully at Nelson Hospice on 21st June 2021, aged 42 years. Dearly loved daughter of Colin (Motueka) and Margaret (Collingwood); dearly loved partner of Bill McLeod; dearly loved mother of Elisia, India, and Rhys; mother-in-law of Luke (Elisia’s partner) and Nana of Carter; loved sister of Mike, Morgan, and the late Patrick (Paki); lifetime friend of Kerryn, and Brendon, valued friend of Len

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AFFORDABLE Carpentry Service. Ph 027 919 1326. APPLIANCE and whiteware repair. 12+ years’ experience servicing all brands. Ph Luke 022 602 8118. ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580. ARCHITECTURAL design, residential housing. Ph Peter Fersterer 525 8132. BLINDS, blinds, blinds: Duettes by Luxaflex “Beauty is in the detail”, block out, sunscreen, translucent roller blinds, venetian, lumishade. Luxaflex have been making blinds for over 60 years and their products have a five-year guarantee. Ph Tracey, Imagine designs, for a free measure and quote 027 440 0071. BRICKLAYING/ blocklaying. KRW Contracting for all your masonry needs. 25 years’ experience. No job too small. Ph Ken 021 307 019. CARS wanted. Will pick up for free (some conditions apply). Motueka Auto Parts. Ph 03 528 9576. CHIMNEY cleaning, handyman, Dennis Sage ph 027 873 0726. CHIMNEY sweep. Puponga-Takaka Hill. Query or quote ph Steve 021 0810 1146. Computer/Smartphone Sales and Repairs. Supporting all Windows and Apple products. Conveniently located on Commercial Street or available by appointment ph 03 525 8371. DRONE survey, 3D modelling, high resolution orthophotography, site inspection, etc. Mohua Uenuku Surveying, ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. ELECTRICIANS. Fuse Electrical Golden Bay. Ready to solve all your electrical needs. Ph Thomas 525 9300, 027 788 8500. ELECTRONICS repairs: Cell phones, computers, radios, TVs, HiFi and more! Ph 027 246 2432. FREEVIEW satellite TV. Ph 027 246 2432. FUNERAL directors, Matuku Funerals. Cremation, regular and eco-burials. Professional, caring and budget conscious with exceptional customer service. Proud member of the FDANZ. Laura and Mark Manson, East Takaka, ph 525 7399, 027 777 4738, 027 525 7399.

Awnings Showers Pet Doors

free quote ph Craig 027 472 4376. 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.

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 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. 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. PORTABLE SAW MILLING. High yield, low waste, bandsaw milling. Great for dimensional timber or flitches. Suitable for any log size on any site. Ph Tim 524 8997, 027 714 4232. PENINSULA Plasterers for all your interior plastering needs. No job too small. Quality assured. 20+ years’ experience. For a 14

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TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga



Servicing the Bay from the Bay

HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora JAN Jackson, emotional health specialist. Stress, anxiety and trauma release for lasting transformational change. Ph 021 194 8870. LISA Williams, registered medical herbalist, iridologist, Reiki master, reflexology, herbal apothecary. www. Ph 525 6150, txt 027 451 9797. MASSAGE and Bowen therapy. Ph Thomas 022 160 9101.


Healing with Grace

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

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

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.

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

Emma Sutherland ND

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


Inga Schmidt Grace Shields 021346642 ♥ 5258106 MSc (Chiro), DC, MNZCA BTSM, RMT MNZ

Gift Vouchers Available

021 180 7789

Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St ACC registered

Please phone 03 525 7115

Healing with Grace



021 346642 ♥ 525 8106


Grant Watson

Forest & woodlot harvesting Hauler & ground-based bush-rigged excavator

Manipulative Physiotherapist

Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

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

Locally-owned operation with local crew

Ph 027 455 9895

Lolly Dadley-Moore RCST, PACT


Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Specialising to optimise health, resolve pain, trauma and injury. Working with individuals, children and babies.



Ph 027 338 9504


PHONE 525 9419


& A S S O C I AT E S

Specialised Accounting Unbeatable Professional Qualifications Experience & Service

03 525 9919

Readings with Master Reader Nate

021 158 2357

Reiki Master: healer 23 MOTUPIPI ST TAKAKA 7110, GOLDEN BAY

HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora Providing Golden Bay with: Professional, Diagnostic, Clinical Physio & Massage Therapy services

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. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 25 JUNE 2021

ACC registered Provider • • • • • •

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

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

Call 0800 749 739 for info or an appointment today 15

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VELVETS by Catherine Martin and MOKUM, linens by James Dunlop, sheers by Maurice Kain, and prints by Hemptech. Have Imagine designs make up your floor-to-ceiling lined curtains for a high-end thermal finish. Call in and have a browse, we are next to GB Glass, Commercial St, Takaka. Ph 027 440 0071.

ROB the JOB | Ph 022 093 0624

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

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

OIL painting: Onekaka pottery kiln; painter Phyllida Mead, Takaka. Wooden oak frame. $299. Ph 027 747 8255. BIO char, Charwood, raw product, 45-litre sacks for $35. Ph 027 721 8312. TIMBER for flooring, wall and ceiling linings, etc. Local plantation grown Lucitanica and Eucalyptus Nitens available in various grades and prices. 150x50 rough sawn or 19mm T&G or 12mm TG&V. Ph Andy 525 9228 or 027 228 1503. MAKITA LS1219L slide compound saw, brand new, 1800W, 305mm blade. Bought for a project that never eventuated. $850. Also, one heavy duty Tru Pro bench planer/buzzer, $300 ono. Please ph Michael 027 451 4526.

Reg. Health Professional - CASUAL -

Bricklayer, Jack of all trades builder looking for work in the Golden Bay area CV and references available upon request

CAT and dog doors. Installed for you by Golden Bay Glass. 96 Commercial St. Ph 525 7274.

NATIVE plant nursery (TLC), native trees and grasses available. Ph 525 6183.


SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea THE advertisement looking for a person to carry out up to 100 hours per month of general labouring and farm work was printed in last week’s paper in error. The position was already filled. Our apologies, GBW. MILKING position available, 650 cows, five minutes from town. House included. Ph Travis 027 525 9009. HOLLAND Concrete Ltd, casual position available for a concrete labourer. Must be fit and keen to work, have a full driver’s licence with own transport. Ph Nathan 027 337 7265 or email CV to

Golden Bay Kindergarten


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

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

Applications close Wednesday 7 July BUILDER’S LABOURER & APPRENTICE We are after a keen Builder’s Labourer and/or Apprentice to join the team. Immediate start available.


Call Dan 0275 525 642

Job vacancy for a experienced qualified builder and a labourer, fit and willing to work in a variety of tasks.

03 525 9113

Brighten up your indoor space!

Contact Clay 027 387 4655 or Email:

Project De-Vine Environmental Trust


Office Administrator Position available: Office Administrator

A fresh new delivery of exquisite house plants have just arrived!

Project De-Vine Environmental Trust is a leader in the

BioBalance Operations Coordinator

We also have a beautiful range of indoor pots & pot covers. So many colours, sizes & designs to choose from! We must have the biggest & best range in the area, so come & see us. You will not be disappointed. We now offer a D E L I V E R Y S E R V I C E *charges may apply



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

Ph/txt Trev 027 282 4014 16

The successful candidate will (when working) maintain a caseload, participate in a mental health crisis on-call roster, and assist with interagency co-ordination as part of a supportive and collaborative team. If you have the flexibility to work casually, we would like to hear from you.

If you would like to join the committed and experienced team at Golden Bay Kindergarten, see the online Education Gazette for full details of these positions and how to apply, or contact for further information

64 Meihana Street, Takaka 7110

This individual should demonstrate excellent communication and problem-solving skills, utilise initiative, and hold relevant mental-health specific experience.


Due to a staff member not returning after taking parental leave, we are looking for a qualified teacher for a 0.063 (2.5 hours) per week position, with the possibility of further hours relieving. Suitably experienced unqualified applicants may be considered for this position.

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

We seek a dynamic Case Manager to deliver focusedbased, recovery-orientated assessments and clinical interventions to service-users as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Permanent Part-time Role

Project De-Vine Environmental Trust is a leader in the stewardship and fostering of native ec stewardship and fostering of native eco systems in Golden systems in Golden Bay and the Top of the South.

Bay and the Top of the South.

Due to growth in our organisation, we are now looking for an Office Administrator to help m growth in our organisation, we are now looking for an our systemsDue andto processes.

Administrator to help manage our systems and processes.

the General Manager, you will have responsibility for: We currently have an exciting opportunity for a motivated individualReporting to Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will have to join our team to coordinate the day-to-day operations of responsibility • Administration andfor: financial management BioBalance, a B-Corp organisation, and sister company to HealthPost • Human resources systems • Data entry andmanagement report generation Ltd. You will be working alongside our Commercial Procurement team • Data entry and report creation • Payroll administration in an exciting and fast paced environment for NZ’s favourite online • Managing communication with Trust members retailer of natural health products. • Minute taking

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within a project-based environment. Some knowledge and experience in database and systems management would be Initially part time (25 hours a week), there may be the opportunity for this to increase to up to advantageous. Computer literacy (Word, Excel and Database Coordinating BioBalance day-to-day operations across teams, hours a week. experience) is required.

Key responsibilities include: •

suppliers, wholesalers, manufacturers, and other external If you are someone regarded by others as being effective at building and maintaining relation parties. part time (25work hours week), there may inbea small the and supportiv with others,Initially organised, have a good ethica and you wish to work • Stock management - ensuring optimal, accurate stock holding. opportunity for this to increase to up to hours week. environment where your contribution is highly valued, we40 would likea to discuss this role with • Maintaining processes to meet or exceed Assure Quality If you are others as effective Handling Standards and B-Corp Certification. Further information andsomeone a position regarded descriptionby is available onbeing request. Please contact: at building and maintaining relationships, organised, have1 April 2021. Ph:02041112626 or Applications close on Thursday, Previous experience with ERP (NetSuite, Oracle, SAP) or similar a good work ethic and you wish to work in a small and systems is favourable. Demonstrable prior procure to pay, purchasing supportive environment where your contribution is highly and wider commercial experience would be ideal. Knowledge of valued, we would like to discuss this role with you! supply chain, online retail, inventory management, manufacturing or Further information and a position description is available the NZ natural wellness marketplace would be a bonus. This permanent part-time role is based in our Collingwood office with flexible working hours and/or remote working options. To request a job description and application form, or to send your CV and cover letter, please contact: Applications close Friday 16 July 2021.

on request. Please contact Sophie Davies: sophie@pdvet. Applications close on Friday 2 July 2021

Applicants who meet the selection criteria and have previously applied for an Office Administrator position with Project De-Vine are welcome to reapply. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 25 JUNE 2021

105b Abel Tasman Drive, Takaka

New listings wanted! Call Billy or Sam to find out how we can get the best price possible for your biggest asset

New Listing/Open Home For Sale: TENDER - Closes 1pm, Thursday 15th July 2021, Will not be sold prior Open Home: Sunday 27th June 1.30 - 2.00pm KARSTAWAY HAVEN - It's easy to embrace this private, well-positioned north-facing home, set on 1.3ha of land in amongst karst limestone - this karstaway haven is a unique specialty. The feeling of living the rural dream, with no neighbours in sight, yet, located only 5 mins from town. The heart of the property is the home, built from Hebel block with top-quality fixtures and fittings have been used throughout. Call Sam or Billy now for further details!

Billy Kerrisk 0276085606 Sam Goffriller 0273014209

1311 Abel Tasman Drive, Tata

18 Paradise Way, Pohara


New Listing/Open Home For Sale: SET DATE OF SALE - Closes 1pm, Thurs 6th July 2021, Will not be sold prior Open Home: Sunday 27th June 12.00 - 12.30pm SUNGLASSES ESSENTIAL IN POHARA - Offered to the market for the first time, this light and airy home above Pohara Beach offers family accommodation and panoramic views. Imagine taking a stroll along the beach each day, and visiting a Café, then home to bask in the sunshine on your private deck. Ahh - every day will feel like a holiday! Check out the virtual tour, get in touch for a property information pack, all offers being presented, 1pm, 6th July .

For Sale: TENDER - Closes 1pm, Thursday 1st July 2021, Will not be sold prior BUILD AT TATA BEACH - There are very few chances left to build your own hideaway home at Tata Beach, so we are jolly excited to offer up this cracking wee 478sqm section for Tender. Located above Tata Heights, partway up the Wainui Hill, this elevated section gives you a chance at securing sea views and designing a home around them, and around you. Tata Beach is the most golden of Golden Bay beaches, on the doorstep to the Abel Tasman and a popular swimming and boating area. For full details and a Tender Pack, get in touch.

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

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

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē late 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. WHOLEMEAL CAFE, open 7 days for dine-in meals and takeaways, 7.30am-3pm.

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

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē ANATOKI SALMON CAFE. Delicious bagels, salmon platter, pizza, chowder, coffees and more. Open every day from 10am till 3pm. COLLINGWOOD TAVERN. 11am-7pm, Sunday-Thursday; 11am-late, Friday and Saturday. Live music - check out our Facebook page for details. 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; 11amTHE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 25 JUNE 2021

Open for EVENING MEALS JUNE 25th CURRY NIGHT Authentic curries, live music, warm bohemian atmosphere

DE-LISH Delicatessen Co Ltd

Creators, Merchants & Caterers of Fine Foods & Artisan Products



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


Bookings 035259426

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UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere


SUNDAY 27 JUNE MARBLE MOUNTAIN MUSIC CLUB meet at the Senior Citizens’ Hall from 7.30pm. All welcome.

ROD ORAM Thursday 1 JULY 2021, 12.00 to 1


TALK BY DARRYL GALLAGHER, senior curator of photography at Nelson Provincial Museum, on the subject of dating photographs, hosted by The Golden Bay Genealogy Group. Although this is the fourth in a series of talks and videos that the group has been holding over the past few months, we think it would be a wonderful opportunity for people outside the group to hear Darryl talk. Everyone welcome, no charge. 1pm in the St John Rooms up at the A&P showgrounds.


Golden Community Centre, Thursday 1 Bay JULY 2021, 12.00 toMohua 1pm Social Ser Golden Community Centre, Mohua Socialdriveway Services 88Bay Commercial Street, TAKAKA,

88 Commercial Street, TAKAKA, driveway beside Brigand



BADMINTON, GBHS GYM, 7-9pm. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007. GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays. Late fees apply up to 4pm, if space is available. Email

WEDNESDAY 30 JUNE COSTUME HIRE. Playhouse, Park Avenue, 7-8.30pm. After hours ph Diane 525 8097, evenings.

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

FIRST AID COURSE, Collingwood Rugby Rooms, Monday 5 July. Full or refresher, TripleOne trained. To join us please contact Joyce 524 8364, 027 671 2221 or

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Golden Bay Branch.

Please feel free to bring your lunch CONTACT: Charlotte Squire, 0275257455,

& GREEN PARTY Golden Bay Branch.

ENTRY: Suggested Koha $5

Please feel free to bring your lunch CONTACT: Charlotte Squire, 0275257455,

GOLDEN BAY MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB AGM, Tuesday 6 July, 7.30pm, GB Rec Centre. Cake provided.

25 4.30 Cruella (PG) Comedy, Crime 7.30 Dream Horse (PG) UK Drama, True Story Sat 26 4.30 Minamata (M) Biographical Drama W Eugene Smith 7.30 Cruella (PG) Stars Emma Stone Sun 27 4.30 Dream Horse (PG) Stars Toni Collette 7.30 Days of the Bagnold Summer (M) UK Comedy Wed 30 4.30 Days of the Bagnold Summer (M) 7.30 Dream Horse (PG) Thu 1 1.00 Matinee: Minamata (M) (Final) Stars Johnny Depp 7.30 Cruella (PG) Fri 2 4.30 Dream Horse (PG) 7.30 Lapsis (PG) Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller Sat 3 2pm ‘Aperture’ by DramaLAB A play about the life and work of photographer Ans Westra. Tickets at Unlimited Copies: Adult $25/DramaLAB PAL $20/Youth $15 7pm ‘Aperture’ by DramaLAB Sun 4 4.30 Days of the Bagnold Summer (M) 7.30 Cruella (PG) (Final) Fri

Conservation Volunteer Calendar

Bookings phone 525 8453 Film information may be found at

Keen to make a difference to Golden Bay’s environment? Check out conservation volunteer opportunities for June/July:

Sunday 27 June

Project Mohua and Tasman Environmental Trust

Trapper Natter – community event for volunteer trappers to share knowledge, resources and upskill. Mussel Inn 1.30-3.30pm. RSVP to Anna

Wednesday 30 June

Farewell Wharariki Healthpost Nature Trust

Wharariki riparian planting 10am-1pm. Meet 10am just before cattle stop and Wharariki camp. Bring spade, gloves, water and snacks. Contact for further details and for trapping opportunities last week of July.

The Mussel Inn Coming Up...

Sunday 11 July


Riparian planting working bee 10am GoAhead Farm, 562 Long Plain Road Contact essential – phone Debbie Pearson 03 525 6061 or 021 0254 9509

Thu 8th JORDAN LUCK BAND, $45 tickets online ($60 door)

Farming 2030

If you would like your August conservation volunteer event advertised in this column please email: by Friday 23 July 18

Thu 1st QUIZ, 7.30pm

Sat 10th HOBNAIL,$10 Thu 15th QUIZ, 7.30pm Sat 17th RAW COLLECTIVE, $10 Thu 22nd LIVE POETS/ACID ON THE MICROPHONE 7.30pm, koha Sat 24th GRAWLIXES, $10 tickets Sun 25th DANIEL CHAMPAGNE, $20 tickets online Sat 31st PICKLE DARLING, $20 tickets online THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 25 JUNE 2021

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UPCOMING GIGS & EVENTS... Friday 9th July




Saturday 10th July



GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them each Sunday, 10am at Takaka and 4.45pm at Collingwood.



SACRED Heart Catholic faith community celebrates Mass at 4pm each Sunday. All welcome.

Friday 16th July

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


LA ROOMBA (LIVE) Saturday 17th July

Kahurangi Christian Church

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



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

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

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FRIDAY 23rd July

Sunday Service 10am

Takaka Church of Christ

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All Welcome ☺

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

Pastor: Rodney Watson 027 511 4266 93 Commercial St, Takaka Ph: 525 9265

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


Golden Bay weather forecast

2 Commercial Street, Takaka ꟾ Ph 525 7305

Valid from Friday 25 June until Tuesday 29 June Friday: Northwesterlies, becoming strong in western coastal areas. Rain developing over Kahurangi and spreading elsewhere later. Saturday: Northwesterlies, easing. Rain at first, then easing for a time to a few showers and fine breaks. Sunday: Northwesterlies with some rain at first. Westerlies from midday with showers over the ranges but only a few elsewhere. Monday: Gusty southwesterlies. Snow showers about Kahurangi and a few showers spreading east during the morning, otherwise mainly fine and cold. Tuesday: Gusty southwesterlies, easing. A few snow showers over Kahurangi otherwise fine with frosts in sheltered areas

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




Offers Over $420,000

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

Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or


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 Price By Negotiation James Mackay 027 359 0892 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

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


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




• A magical location above Pōhara • A short stroll to beach, cafes etc • Minutes drive to harbour or golf • Comprising 21 lots 530>1035m2 • Subject to issue of new titles Ref: GB3810 James Mackay 027 359 0892 or


• Modern ‘Hampdens’ Style • 3 bdrm/2 bthrm/2 storey • Beautiful, park-like grounds • Sweeping driveway to x2 dbl gge • Privacy a given on 4.09 hectares Ref: GB3754 P.B.N. Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or


As we all know, the real estate mar ket has been hot-hot-hot!! If you are considering making some proper ty changes, then call our Team & let us ‘hot’ up your proper ty with a free, confidential appraisal & mar keting advice package.


Paul McConnon Salesperson 0275 042 872

Deadline Sale: 12pm 14.07.2021 (NSP)

One of the last sections available in Tata that commands impressive 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


Sharon McConnon Sales Manager 0275 258 255

Ph: (03) 525 8800

James Mackay Principal/AREINZ B.Com 027 359 0892

• Strong local & tourist trade • In heart of the CBD • Classic Asian & Kiwi cuisine • Inside/outside dining or ‘takeout’ • Financial statements available Ref: GBC3819 $88,000+SAV+GST Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or

Belinda J Barnes Agent/AREINZ 021 236 2840

Bryony Tesar Salesperson / B.Com 021 819 124