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Friday 7 May 2021

Waitapu: Iwi build consensus

Representatives from Manawhenua ki Mohua, led by Barney Thomas, right, at the Waitapu Bridge site. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

The community consultation on the future of the Waitapu Bridge site - a reserve on the outskirts of Takaka - has begun. Last Friday afternoon, representatives from Manawhenua ki Mohua (MKM) and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (NZTA), along with members of the public, gathered at the site to start what is likely to be a long conversation. The aim of the initiative is to develop an understanding of the cultural significance of the river, exchange ideas about how to restore the river and surrounding environment, and to safeguard future public access to the area. The recent history of the site is one of controversy. Years of use and abuse by freedom campers came to a head during the summer of 2019-2020 when around 200 vehicles parked there, cheek-by-jowl, for several nights. Outrage from the Golden Bay community over campers’ illegal toileting, excessive littering, and antisocial behaviour led to a review of Tasman District Council’s Freedom Camping Bylaw, and resulted in the area being removed from the list of approved sites in late 2020.

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Somewhat ironically, it turned out that the land is in fact owned by NZTA, not TDC, and consequently the responsibility for the site was transferred to the former, who quickly established a partnership with local iwi with the aim of collaborating on a long-term management plan. In the meantime, in order to deter overnight camping at the site, the two partners erected signage – which has proved only partially effective – and installed rock barriers that have upset a good number of locals. Friday’s event marked the opening of the discussion to members of the public, and around a dozen turned up to listen and to provide input. With all parties assembled on the bank of the Takaka River, in the shadow of Waitapu Bridge, MKM chair Barney Thomas began proceedings by underlining a shared aspiration. “We have a common cause. We have come together because we want to protect this place,” said Barney before inviting contributions. “We want to hear from you what’s special and how we can work together to ensure access by the public.” Mairangi Reiher spoke about the deep

cultural significance of the river and the connection between humans and the natural environment. “I am the river and the river is me,” said Mairangi. She explained that Waitapu (which translates as “sacred waters”) is a sacred place for MKM, with the three iwi (Ngati Tama, Te Atiawa and Ngati Rarua) acting as guardians of all such taonga in Golden Bay. “It’s important we pass this on to the next generations.” Although the focus of the discussion was on the riverside site, Mairangi explained that the surrounding whenua, used extensively by tribal ancestors, incorporates other tapu sites – from Te Waikoropupu Springs upstream to the Takaka River estuary – and consequently the wider catchment should be taken into consideration. Barney highlighted sewage discharge into the river just upstream from the Waitapu site as an example. “From an iwi perspective, we are not happy about it.” An exchange of views raised a number of issues, including the need to prevent overnight camping while allowing public access, the current ineffective signage, ... Continued on page 3

10-Year Plan hearing JO RICHARDS

The series of four hearings on Tasman District Council’s 10-Year Plan began in Richmond on Tuesday and will end today in Motueka. In between, the hearing panel convened at Takaka’s Rec Centre on Wednesday for the Golden Bay session. The hearings are a key part of the public consultation process and allow those who have made a written submission to deliver their message in person before a delegation of TDC staff and councillors. A total of 186 speakers registered their intention to speak at one of the hearings. According to TDC’s website, over 1500 written submissions were received. Feedback focused on the four “big choices” identified in the council’s consultation document; housing, the allocation of Waimea Dam cost overruns, a new company model for the Nelson’s airport and port, and the response to climate change. In its consultation document, TDC tried to steer submissions towards council’s preferred options, so the feedback received on one of the big choices – how to pay for the $25.9m dam overrun – will make unpleasant reading for TDC’s mayor and senior managers. Analysis conducted on the feedback by Water Information Network (WIN) shows that 1132 of submissions (around 85 per cent) supportive of Option D – which proposed that the full overspend be recovered through a targeted rate on irrigators. TDC’s preferred Option A, which recommended a mix of targeted and district-wide rates, attracted support from a mere 62 submitters. Option B, supported by dam proponents Waimea Irrigators Ltd, would impose a district-wide rate on all ratepayers but was supported by only 71 submissions while Option C – a proposal for a targeted rate in the new Zone of Affiliation – was the least favoured with only 47 respondents selecting it. On one of the other controversial issues – the proposed new company model for Port Nelson and Nelson Airport – it appears that, of those who expressed a preference, 304 opted to retain the status quo, compared with 185 who supported the council’s recommendation. The hearings are an opportunity to put flesh on the bones of such statistics and 21 submitters chose to do just that at the Takaka hearing. Think of it as a turbocharged version of the community board public forum. Listening to Wednesday morning’s hearing were all councillors bar... Continued on page 2

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Golden Bay High School recently sent a boys and girls team to The New Zealand Secondary Schools Adventure Racing Championship in Hawkes Bay for only the second time. It was a 12-hour adventure race with a mix of biking and foot navigation as well as many optional challenges – from crossing a river on a wire, archery, knots, kayaking, to boiling water in the rain – all to gain extra points. Starting at 6am in pitch black conditions teams sprinted off into the hills for the first of many compulsory rogaine legs before heading off on one of three mountain bike stages. The girls team of Amelia Scotland, Pippa Struck, Anya Murray and Jorja Boaz showed their experience, having competed together many times over the past three years. Their transitions were slick and they came away with a well deserved 3rd place. The boys team of Isaac Pawley, Manu Bourgeois, Chris Oakden and Angus Scotland gained some great experience in preparation for the following weekend’s South Island championships in Kaikoura. At the Kaikoura event GBHS fielded a mixed team of Amelia, Isaac, Manu and Angus and a two-person team of Pippa and Jorja. This 12-hour race was different to the Hawkes Bay event in that everyone had to complete every activity. With a combination of foot and mountain bike legs and an abseil thrown in, it was a mission to achieve as much as possible before darkness set in. Our mixed team came a credible 5th and both teams came in well before many adult teams competing on the same course. Huge thanks to our sponsors and our supporters.

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Roger Tait cuts the red and blue ribbon to officially open the Ian Tait Memorial Picnic Area at the Rec Park Centre. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

Minutes before the Collingwood vs Takaka senior rugby match kicked off, generations of the Tait clan gathered outside the Rec Park Centre to mark the opening of a new picnic area created in memory of the late Ian Tait. The paved area, which is sited next to the children’s playground, features two picnic tables and a plaque (donated by Tasman District Council some years ago) commemorating Ian’s “long and dedicated” service to the Rec Park.

Before he cut the ribbon and officially declared the picnic area open, Ian’s son Roger explained his father’s involvement with Rec Park. “Dad was manager from 1987 to 2000. He got a lot of things done. The main thing was he instigated the drainage on the field.” A tree planted on the site after Ian died was removed when the new Rec Centre was built, but the family picnic area serves as an alternative – and very welcome – memorial for the dedicated former Rec Park manager.

10-Year Plan hearing Continued from page 1 ...M ar k Greening, the mayor, CEO, plus other senior members of council staff. The 12 speakers who attended the morning session raised a wide range of topics, aside from the four big choices, but it was little surprise that the Waimea Dam was a recurring theme which featured in seven presentations. There was a complete absence of support for the council’s preferred option, with a unanimous plea made to councillors to vote for option D. All speakers put forward reasoned arguments, b u t L o u i s e C o l e m a n ’s excoriating analysis of the “mess”systematically shredded TDC’s handling of the project and was a 10-minute tourde-force. She pointed out that irrigators should have read the 2019 disclosure document which made it clear that council could levy a targeted rate on properties with affiliated consents. “It was up to the individual to assess this risk, and it was their choice to proceed,” said Louise, who eventually closed with a message to councillors. “You represent us, your community, the people you live among. Please vote option D.” Her impassioned speech generated applause from the public, but was met with a stunned silence from the hearing panel. Of the other big choices,

Councillors and senior staff listen to a presentation at Wednesday’s hearing in Takaka. Photo: Jo Richards.

housing and climate change featured strongly in the presentations, with the urgent need for affordable housing and a more flexible regulatory regime highlighted, and strong support expressed for more, and earlier, spending on climate change mitigation. Two speakers used their slots to ask for funding from council to finance a variety of projects; Cynthia McConville explained the need for dog-proof fencing at Port Tarakohe to protect blue penguins, while representatives of Golden Bay Museum made their case for additional space and staff. Others just wanted TDC to get its act together on planning issues. Joan Butts spoke of the fragmented efforts to develop a plan for the Tarakohe to Ligar Bay area, highlighting the “out-of -date and inaccurate maps” used by council. “We need a spatial plan for the area,” said Joan. Nigel Birse simply wanted to walk “unhindered” around Collingwood. Explaining that he has been raising the issue of walkways and better access to public land around the

township for a number of years without any response from TDC, Nigel requested the topic be incorporated into the plan. Rather than addressing a specific topic, some speakers raised more general concerns. Chair of Pakawau Community Residents Association Nigel Lloyd urged council to encourage more autonomy for communities and suggested that the 10-Year Plan should be an enabling policy. “Each ward needs to be listed and to have its expectations identified and a course of action taken.” Jill Pearson also took a philosophical view of the planning process, referring to climate change as an intergenerational crisis and asking “Should we have a 300-year plan? The morning’s in-person presentations were followed in the afternoon by a handful of Zoom speakers after the panel had reconvened at TDC’s Service Centre in Takaka. Ten days after all the hearings are concluded, council will deliberate over four days, 17-21 May, before confirming the 10-Year Plan in June, which is due to come into effect on 1 July. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 7 MAY 2021

Waitapu: Iwi build consensus






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Village Green drop-in: NZTA’s director of regional relationships Emma Speight, left, discusses public feedback on the Waitapu Bridge site with TDC councillor Celia Butler. Photo: Jo Richards.

It’s almost impossible, however, to have a conversation Continued from page 1 ...and problems caused by regular flooding. But despite about the Waitapu site without mentioning freedom camping, some differences of opinion, systems manager for NZTA and this clearly remains an important issue for any future Andrew James, like Barney, believes there is plenty of common management plan. Prohibiting the activity at the site means displaced visitors need an alternative facility, said Barney. ground. “We want a plan that suits everybody… It sounds like we are “There’s got to be a place for freedom campers in the Bay.” Not everyone agreed all on the same page.” Rather than extend the with this statement, and “We will take all of your suggestions and Barney promised to listen outside forum, the group to the wider Golden Bay adjourned to the inside of consider them. We won’t make a decision community on the future the Rec Park Centre where without you.” management of the riverside the debate continued with Barney Thomas, Manawhenua ki Mohua area. “We will take all of your fur ther explanation of suggestions and consider the Waitapu site’s cultural significance, followed by an open discussion. them. We won’t make a decision without you.” The following day, the NZTA team set out their stall at the Duncan Cavaye acknowledged the common ground. “Being pakeha doesn’t preclude any concerns or care. We Village Green to hear the public’s view about the future of the all share the ‘mountains-to-the-sea’ philosophy. We should all riverside area. Towards the end of the morning, two large aerial maps of the site were plastered with sticky-note suggestions be able to go down to the river to fish and enjoy.” Over the next 30 minutes a number of proposals were written during the session. Andrew was very pleased with the discussed, including installing an impressive gateway to feedback his team had gathered. create a sense of importance, allowing daytime access only, “It’s been great – really worth coming over. It’s a starting improving signage, removing the large rocks, monitoring river point… We’ll come back with some proposals.” For further information, or to submit feedback, email: water quality, changing the official designation of the site to enable better control of access, and asking TDC to relocate its sewage treatment plant.

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POLICE REPORT Thank you for stomping on poverty

The speed limit from Takaka township south to Paines Ford has been lowered to 80kmph. Please be mindful of this and expect to see us in the vicinity educating drivers. A young lad’s black bike was reported missing from Golden Bay High School prior to the commencement of the school holidays. He is keen to get it back. It’s been painted black by his brother so might stand out to someone. 24 April: A motor vehicle collision occurred on the corner of Clifton Road and Abel Tasman Drive. It appears the driver of one of the vehicles didn’t observe the compulsory stop signage on Clifton Road and drove directly into the driver’s side of a vehicle travelling on Abel Tasman Drive, causing both vehicles to leave the road and sustain extensive damage. One driver was flown to Nelson Hospital with internal injuries while others were treated by our local St John Ambulance crews and medical centre staff. 25 April: During the early hours of the morning on Anzac Day a 24-year-old female sustained facial injuries, a badly broken arm and internal injuries after a quad bike accident in Turamawiwi. This young woman also endured a helicopter flight to Nelson Hospital. 25 April: Your local Police attended the Anzac Dawn Service at Takaka and morning services in both Takaka and Collingwood. It is inspiring to see so many people in the community getting along and honouring those who did not return. 26 April: A tramper overdue in the Kaituna area was located safe and well after a local LandSAR team was dispatched at 6am. 27 April: A 53-year-old man was charged with possession and cultivation of cannabis when police searched his home in Parapara. As usual a number of items of lost property are being handed in with, thankfully, the majority of things being returned to owners. As winter creeps up on us, and the darkness is getting earlier, now is a great time to ensure your vehicle has both headlights in working order. We are seeing vehicles being driven around with only one headlight which is dangerous for other motorists and makes it incredibly difficult for the driver to see the road clearly. Jono will be back next week, to update you on his ever reducing golf handicap and back swing, and advise you on the happenings of the week. Snr Constable Dean Schroder

A huge thank you to everyone who was involved in the Celtic dancing that raised funds for the food bank. An amazing team baked, decorated and helped with setting up and packing down led by Kevin Durkan. It would have been all a waste without the great music from Footloose and all the people who danced and donated. Mohua Social Services (MSS) appreciated Jo Sharpe explaining how well used the food bank is and how it works. The amazing large sum of $1,860 was raised and will help us feed many whanau in the community. You are all wonderful and all of us at MSS are very grateful to the community that supports us. Ehara taku toa i te toa taki tahi, engari he toa takitini. Our achievements are not ours alone but those of a community. Premal Gauntlett

Creating a climate for change

Good on you high school climate marchers. Are councils listening? Boasting council buildings are carbon friendly? Why are they allowing fertile green fields to be covered up? Carbon footprints of cows on grass is minimal compared with house builds. Grass and healthy soils are nature’s great carbon sequesters but once earth is sealed under roads and concrete it dies. Let them build on rocky hillsides. You study the science and social implications of climate change, but also feel the cool grass under your bare feet, the scorching heat of bare rocky concrete, then decide what is the right way forward to combat climate change, and act. No vote? Use your voice. Demand your voice of conscience for the future is heard. Hold politicians to their responsibility to the international climate agreements. Demand that every council/government meeting has representatives of your choice to put in your point. They will argue, but enter every discussion with common sense and passion to go forward for a healthy, happier future of our Earth. Many of us will support you. Helena Thorpe

Council’s 10-Year Plan

I recently engaged in conversation with one of our Golden Bay ward councillors and asked her how she will vote when she joins her colleagues in voting for the four choices: A, B, C, D we have been given by TDC in its 10-Year Plan. Her answer was, “I will weigh up the submissions of Golden Bay and the district as a whole and then use my own judgement as to what is a fair thing“. Call me old-fashioned but the majority choice from the collective submissions is what we want. That is what you should vote for, as our representative. To tell me that you use only your judgement as to what is a fair thing, why are we asked to participate? I have to hope when we elected you to represent us, you collectively reflect judgement as to what is a fair outcome. Now that is a fair thing. Reg Turner

Teaching New Zealand history

The Prime Minister has directed the Ministry of Education to include New Zealand history in the curriculum to Year 10 and topics of local interest to boot (see MoE website for more information or to make a submission in their consultation). Individual teachers, I believe, will still have a big hand in deciding what is covered. Topics of local bicultural interest that could be included, if not already, are: first contact between Maori and Europeans in 1642; Maori and Pakeha involvement in early mining and farming; local Maori moving away to be with kin and “keep the fires burning” after devastating events in Taranaki (eg, Parihaka). I think it was John Mitchell who alerted me to the last topic in a talk he gave in Takaka a few years ago. When I was at school in the 1970’s and 80’s very little New Zealand history was taught. We learnt about King Alfred, Sir Walter Raleigh, the Light Brigade, and Sir Robert Scott not getting back from the South Pole. The imperial British bias was clear. Local colour came with learning about the first four ships in Lyttelton, who were met by Robbie Dean’s ancestors who were already farming on the Canterbury Plains, near where I lived at the time. I’m sure there have been updates in teaching since then, but allowing everyone to learn a bit more NZ and local history at school, including the Maori experience, is a good step to truly knowing the stories of who we are and where we came from. Marcus Benecke

Bikers thank wide boys

On behalf of all the cyclists that cycle over Bird’s Hill, a big thanks to NZTA and Fulton Hogan for the extra widening being done on this section of SH60. Hopfully the extra width will make our journeys much safer. Peter Fullerton

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Reducing the risk of toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis gondii is, like Covid-19, a zoonosis (a disease originating from animals which infects mammals). The infective oocyst stage can only develop in a feline gut. This form is transmitted from cat faeces via infected gardens, grass, water and undercooked meat of grazing animals. By these means humans, sea mammals and other mammals become oocyst hosts which can cause serious illness or fatality in those with compromised immunity. It is difficult to detect and cure, requiring blood or chromosomal testing. Surveys have found that one-third of the world population is infected. Initial symptoms in healthy people are headaches, swollen lymph glands fatigue and malaise for five to 25 days but then it lies dormant for years in the brain or retina. Risk-taking and lack of concentration and behavioural changes at this stage are other effects. Toxoplasmosis is associated with mental health disorders. Typical are autism, schizophrenia, attention deficit, hyperactivity and obsessive compulsive disorders, learning disability and anxiety disorders. Toxoplasmosis can cross the placenta of pregnant women and affect the embryonic child to cause eye problems and development disabilities. Expectant mothers should not handle or clean cat litter boxes. Medical authorities state best practice to combat toxoplasmosis is to confine cats to help prevent spread as is normal practice and law in much of Europe. Both local council and national legislation are needed in New Zealand to regulate cat ownership and containment to owners’ properties and thus limit the spread. Karen Brookes

Further walks down Memory Lane

In the list of early Wednesday Walk leaders (GBW letters 30/4), an omission meant that Judith and the late David Richards weren’t mentioned. David was a familiar sight on walks - not


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Bay huntsmen get their goats

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A passion for hunting has allowed local huntsmen Ari Richmond and Merlin Fredrick to realise “the dream of making a hobby into a job”. Both Bay locals have been hunting goats, pigs and deer from a young age, and between them they have hunted 13 seasons – five of which were spent guiding moose hunts in British Columbia. In their capacity as Department of Conservation (DOC) rangers (in a trial funded by Project Janszoon and supported by landowners) the pair has spent two seasons culling feral goats in East Takaka. They have covered an area skirting the Abel Tasman western boundary spanning from Gorge Creek to Murray Peak, leaving it “in a really good manageable state”. Next season, the hunters will focus on Bird’s Clearing as well. They have also created a buffer zone on Mt Burnett to support ongoing protection of threatened native species endemic to the mountain. The Bay’s unique ecology is reliant upon a robust goatculling operation. Feral goats have a devastating impact on forestry, farmland and fauna as they eat most native plants and young seedlings, effectively stopping forest regeneration. With plentiful food sources and no natural predators, a feral goat kids (often with twins) as frequently as every five months, and has a life expectancy of up to 18 years. Unchecked, the population expands rapidly. Ari and Merlin run a pack of seven hunting dogs, four of which are specialised for goat hunting. They hand pick, breed and rear their own dogs, with the ideal traits being “brainy, hard, loyal and trusting”. After a year to 18 months of intensive training, they “may be good enough to seal their spot on the team”. They don’t all make the grade.

Ground hunting is a highly skilled job that requires brains, brawn, and the ability to read one another. Ari, Merlin and their “pack” form a tight unit that is able to traverse brutal terrain to track their quarry, and feed, water and shelter themselves in the back country – including acting as vet as the need arises. They say “You’ve got to love what you are doing otherwise you won’t last”. Each cull is a precisely planned operation, subject to conditions and terrain that is inaccessible to the average human. Public, personal and canine safety is always paramount, as “there is no room for error”. Mob stalking requires the pair to maintain radio communications whilst working their indicator and bailer combination. The indicator leads the hunters towards the mob, stalking from ground and wind scents – allowing the hunters to shoot “over the dog”. The bailer then contains the remaining goats to be shot at close range. “The goal is eradication”. The trial funded by Project Janszoon saw the pair cull 826 goats and cover 779 kilometres on foot. DOC biodiversity manager Amanda Harvey is thrilled with the team. “The terrain the hunters are traversing to locate goats is challenging, but they have put in a massive effort and are doing a great job.” Ari and Merlin appreciate their outdoor office, with favourite spots including the technical cave systems and open nikau forests of Mt Burnett, and the upper Wainui steep beech forests. When they are not on the tools, they “like to switch off”, relaxing by snowboarding, surfing and diving on the West Coast. They run a tight ship and set high standards for themselves. “We want to be the best at what we do. We are not happy with ourselves if we are not performing.”

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The GB Weekly talks to Rebecca Hayter about her new book, Wild Seas to Greenland, which recounts her sailing voyage to the Arctic. GBW: Wild Seas to Greenland is your new book about your voyage from England to Greenland with ocean racer Ross Field, with a goal to do the Northwest Passage. Who’s your target market? RH: Primarily sailors, but anyone who is an adventurer at heart will enjoy it. There is also a strong DIY element, but it’s quite techy as well in its weather-routing technology. The North Atlantic is a high-risk environment, but that risk is well managed. The book is quite introspective in places, because the ocean tends to foster that. GBW: Tell us more about your skipper, Ross Field. RH: Ross is best known to New Zealanders as watch captain on Sir Peter Blake’s Steinlager 2, which won the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1990. Four years later he won it with his own campaign in a boat called Yamaha. He’s a strong character in the book: totally at home on the ocean. He doesn’t second-guess himself. GBW: Can you explain the process of writing Wild Seas to Greenland? RH: Some of the chapters are based on magazine articles, but I’d also been working on it as a book project. In March last year I made it my lockdown project. I self-published, partly to save time, but also because I wanted control of the design and quality. I’m really happy with the final result, including the title. GBW: There’s a strong input from Sheila in the Wind, written by your father, Adrian Hayter. How did that come about? RH: While I was writing Wild Seas to Greenland, a publisher in England was republishing Sheila in the Wind, about his solo voyage from England to New Zealand in the 1950s. I decided to include excerpts from Sheila in the Wind in my book. It’s a nice juxtaposition: Adrian had to rely on sextant navigation; we had modern chartplotters. Adrian had to make a system to condense drinking water from sea water; we had

Local author Rebecca Hayter’s new book recounts her sailing voyage to the Arctic. Photo: Supplied.

a watermaker. He had to eat barnacles off the bottom of the boat; luckily, we had fresh meat and vegetables from the freezer. GBW: Greenland is an unusual country for a Kiwi yacht to visit. What impressed you the most? RH: It’s the least densely populated country in the world. There are only 150 kilometres of road and none of them join any two towns, because the whole country is like the Southern Alps, with fiords added. I’d always wanted to experience 24hour daylight, and there was some fantastic wildlife: eagles and whales. It felt like being up on the shoulders of the planet. Rebecca will give an illustrated presentation about her voyage and Wild Seas to Greenland at Takaka Library, 2pm on Wednesday 12 May. Admission free, all welcome. Wild Seas to Greenland, Oceanspirit Publishing, $39.95, www. or Rebecca Hayter, 027 478 2478.


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Celtic wooden flute player Rennie Pearson (above, right) and local guitarist and music teacher Colm McEnaney (above, left) join together once again as the world music duo Forgotten Atlas. They combine traditional music from around the world with their own compositions to create an intimate and engaging atmosphere for listeners to sit back and enjoy the ride, or dance to their heart’s content. Their music is performed on wooden flute, Irish tin whistles, guitar, percussion, vocals and hang. Rennie and Colm met in Golden Bay playing at a jam session and instantly connected musically. Initially playing mostly improvised music, they started writing together, drawing on inspiration from the traditional music they were each familiar with. They had been performing around Takaka and the Top of the South for a while, with their last gig being at the Summer Solstice gathering, before Rennie left to live in Dunedin. Rennie is back in the Bay to perform one show only with Forgotten Atlas at the Mussel Inn on Wednesday 19 May at 7.30pm. Door sales are $10.


After two snap level 3 lockdowns caused a great tour-date reshuffle, Estere is happy, excited and relieved to announce new tour dates for May. Estere’s band is comprised of a talented cast of creative characters Zoe Moon Mahal (Brockaflower), Ben Lemi (Trinity Roots, French for Rabbits, Dawn Diver) and Cory Champion (Borrowed CS, Clear Path Ensemble). Their on-stage chemistry sparks the delivery of Estère’s magical music to main centres and regions new to her performance. Archetypes is a departure from the bedroom beats of Estere’s previous two albums. Co-produced with Massive Attack producer, Stew Jackson, each track on the album comes alive through the Wellington-based artist’s deft production. Defying categoristion, her music is a mixture of folk, R&B and electronica, blended in a unique fashion, easily identified as Estere. Archetypes is the sound of an artist who entirely commits to creative instinct. This Sunday, 9 May, Roots Bar, Takaka (note venue change). Tickets on sale now from


Covid vaccines a key part of a combination strategy JO RICHARDS

With a deadly further wave of Covid-19 infections devastating several regions around the world, vaccine rollout is seen as the best hope of heading off a catastrophic death toll. Substantial progress is being made. To date, more than 1.2 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines had been administered globally, including around 300,000 in New Zealand. Worldwide, over 16 million doses are being administered every day – that’s equivalent to three jabs for everyone in NZ. But it seems not everyone is happy to see NZ’s population inoculated. The legality of the country’s vaccine rollout has been challenged in proceedings filed in the High Court at Wellington, where a hearing has been granted for next week. Despite reams of data pouring in from trials, and from the rollout itself, there’s clearly a huge amount to learn about the disease and the current portfolio of vaccines, and this apparent knowledge gap is raising genuine concerns. With this in mind, the Golden Bay branch of the University of the Third Age recently hosted one of the country’s top immunologists, Professor Nikki Turner from the University of Auckland, at one of its regular gatherings. By the time the meeting began there was standing room only in Takaka’s Senior Citizens’ Hall – an indication of the widespread interest in the topic. Nikki’s PowerPoint presentation was packed with tables, charts and statistics summarising and simplifying the complex science behind the development of vaccines, particularly their efficacy and safety. But before diving into detailed immunology, Nikki provided some context for NZ’s Covid-19 strategy. “World Health Organisation data shows over three million deaths, but this is an understatement of the real effect… We can’t stay as an isolated island.” Covid vaccine Describing the rapid development of a portfolio of vaccines as “an incredible scientific feat”, Nikki then addressed concerns over the accelerated timeline. “It’s been produced quickly, but not at the expense of skipping key steps.” The urgency of the need, she explained, had resulted in extraordinary funding, unprecedented international collaboration, and the adoption of a parallel rather than a sequential approach. “For example, they built production facilities before they knew the vaccine worked.” The Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnarty vaccine, chosen for NZ’s initial rollout, is categorised as a mRNA vaccine, and works differently to the more familiar type of jabs. “We aren’t injecting the virus but only the mRNA, which instructs the body to make the virus spike protein,” explained Nikki. “Then we get the standard immune response.” Does it work? Protection using the Pfizer vaccine requires two jabs a minimum of 21 days apart. Citing published, peer-reviewed research, Nikki said phase three trial data showed the vaccine was highly effective. “Vaccine efficacy seven days after the second dose is between 90.3 to 97.3 per cent.” Data collected from post-licensure rollout around the world – especially from countries like Israel, USA and European countries, where the vaccination programmes are well underway – appears to confirm trial findings. “If you are vaccinated, your chance of dying is almost zero,” said Nikki, who warned that the virus can still survive in the throat and remain contagious. “It does reduce the spread but not completely.”

Professor Nikki Turner: “If you are vaccinated, your chance of dying is almost zero.” Photo: Jo Richards.

Is it safe? For many, the key question is about potential side effects. Data presented by Nikki from clinical trials and the rollout detailed a range of common reactions, including fatigue and headaches experienced in the first 48 hours after vaccination, especially following the second jab. “That’s a reason for delaying the second dose,” said Nikki. One of the main concerns is the likelihood of an extreme reaction to the vaccine and the Pfizer jab can cause severe allergic reactions. “All vaccines do,” said Nikki, who stressed that the number of such cases is extremely low. Data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) relating to over 12 million doses administered in the USA show five cases of anaphylaxis per million doses, but “no unexpected events”. Anaphylaxis is not the only possible serious side-effect; information emerging from Israel, where over 5 million people have received the vaccine, reveals that around 60 cases of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) were observed some days after vaccination, mostly in men under 30. Extensive safety monitoring is being carried out worldwide, including in New Zealand, and will continue, said Nikki. Who should get the vaccine? She advised everyone, particularly the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, to get vaccinated, but listed some exceptions. “Those with a history of a very severe allergic reaction – anaphylaxis – to any component of the vaccine; anyone acutely unwell on the day; and those under 16 years old, as it’s not yet licensed for children.” NZ Covid vaccination strategy “The New Zealand Strategy is to stop Covid coming in and to protect those most at risk – border workers, health

workers, then the elderly and high-risk,” said Nikki. “It’s a massive undertaking.” She underlined two important points. “Vaccination will not be mandatory, and it will be provided free of charge.” This strategy comes with a number of challenges. “Can we get herd immunity?” asked Nikki before providing the answer. “Theoretically we can, but we don’t have the magic number.” She listed other major challenges, including the lack of data relating to children and pregnant women, limited knowledge about other vaccines, plus a host of logistical issues. One of the most tricky challenges is so-called “vaccine hesitancy”, which Nikki believes is a complex concept. “I don’t like the term vaccine hesitancy – it’s not a single issue,” she said. “New Zealand has always had some people who don’t trust vaccines. If trust is low and, say, I’m not at risk from Covid, then I’m unlikely to have the vaccine.” Just before ending her presentation, Nikki reminded the audience that a common-sense approach was still required. “Vaccines are only part of a combination strategy. Fully vaccinated people can still contract Covid… so keep your distance, wash your hands, and comply with simple public health measures.” Questions and answers When the floor was opened for questions a sea of hands flew up. The audience was requested to pose questions, not make statements, and they largely complied, but there were a few exceptions which reduced the usefulness of the opportunity. Some interesting points were raised, however, starting with a query as to why flu vaccines were only 40-70 per cent effective. “It’s a traditional vaccine; older immune systems don’t respond as well [as to mRNA vaccines],” said Nikki. In response to a question about the vaccine’s current provisional approval status, Nikki explained, “Medsafe has given full authority for everyone over 16 years old. It’s provisional approval because we need to know about asymptomatic spread.” Asked whether the vaccine could make individuals more susceptible to other diseases, Nikki answered. “We are checking, but there is no sign of response or bystanding reactions; we are confident there is no association.” One of many myths about Covid is the efficacy of the antiparasitic pharmaceutical Ivermectin, a hypothesis that was highlighted by a member of the audience. “It’s an interesting theory, but clinical trials show it is not effective,” said Nikki, who urged everyone to rely on peerreviewed science. Some of the other significant responses from the speaker included confirmation that ACC will pay out for any longterm adverse vaccine-related effects, even if not proven; an assurance that there have been no deaths recorded in New Zealand or USA directly attributable to Covid vaccination; and, while healthy nutrition and exercise are good things, they will not significantly reduce the impacts of Covid-19. Golden Bay rollout plan Dr Rachael Cowie from Golden Bay Community Health provided an update on the local rollout plan. “We’re very fortunate that the DHB [District Health Board] and the PHO [Primary Health Organisation] have already administered over 10,000 vaccinations in the Nelson Marlborough area.” But with winter approaching, it’s not all about Covid-19. “Over 65s can also have their flu jabs,” said Rachael, who explained that Covid jabs are available at the health centre, while flu jabs will be administered at car park clinics. “We’re inviting people to book flu and Covid vaccinations.”

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Discovering “Landscapes of Loss”

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The Landscapes of Loss exhibition: Lisa Chandler hanging her artworks in the Art Vault gallery. Photo: Ronnie Short. RONNIE SHORT

Lisa Chandler’s latest body of work is now exhibiting at the Art Vault gallery in Takaka. Her “Landscapes of Loss” just finished exhibiting at The Quiet Dog gallery in Nelson, where several paintings sold, so the Takaka exhibition is a reduced portion of the original. This exhibition speaks of the challenges we are facing in today’s world: a global pandemic, natural disasters and ongoing conflicts. It also reflects the human cost and the bravery of those working in the front lines who are serving others in times of crisis. Through her paintings, Lisa seeks to portray how these events are affecting individuals and society. The artworks represent loss, isolation, grief and exhaustion – yet also – acknowledging the love, support and resilience of people supporting one another through these times. It contains one cluster of about 40-50 works ranging from business card-sized paintings upwards. “Hanging in this style is in reference to the word ‘cluster’, which we hear all the time in reference to Covid,” said Lisa.

She has used the colour yellow as a motif throughout her paintings, together with graphic yellow lines “in reference to our new Covid world”. Loss, climate change, migration and death are all part of the story. “I have tried to accentuate loss – a lot to do with emptiness and absence, by the way I have portrayed the figures,” explained Lisa. Depictions of grave sites inspired by the Collingwood cemetery are part of the cluster. Mediums used are acrylic on canvas or board, some are trace monoprints on paper or board, and others are mixed media collages. Lisa will continue with the theme for another year, as she works towards a major exhibition at the Hastings Public Art Gallery from September-November 2022. Residing in Collingwood, where she offers workshop retreats and weekly art classes, Lisa said, “It’s the first time I have had an exhibition in the Bay, and I am looking forward to sharing my work with locals and interested to see what they think.” “Landscapes of Loss” will run until 16 May. The Art Vault is open 11am to 3pm Monday-Friday, 11am to 2pm Saturday.

Workshop brings eco-dyeing to life

Nelson artist and tutor Colleen Plank from New Zealand Textile Experiences (NZTE) demonstrates to a group how to prepare natural fabrics for rolling onto pipes. The natural dyeing workshop was the third to be held at Fairholme Gallery in East Takaka by NZTE which has recently won an international tourism award for Best Creative Experience. Seven women from around the country spent the weekend brewing up concoctions of plant matter to create soft dyes, then used flowers, leaves and vegetables to produce the print effects onto samples of cotton, wool, silk and linen. Photo: Anita Peters. 8



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Next Wednesday nine Golden Bay residents making a positive difference for the climate will each share their stories for a mere six minutes, while holding one prop. Climate Love Talks features everything from the relationship between mental health, farming and climate, to growing food instead of lawns. Climate Love founder Charlotte Squire says she’s invited “inspiring” people from a cross-section of the Golden Bay community to share their stories. “We have Georgie Moleta speaking about her passion for feeding her community good quality, usually locally grown meat; Wayne Langford speaking from the heart about climate and farming; and Jacqueline Allen will share her long-held vision for a community food forest. “Emira Kassous will speak about the art of growing mushrooms for Golden Bay; Nicola Packard will share her story of transforming her farm from the soil up; Mo Balfour and Zoe Carlton will tell us how they’re inspiring students in more ways than one with a new school garden and Keith Tomlinson will share his passion for reforestation.” The audience will be invited to meet the speakers, and each other, during breaks. Climate Love Talks is happening at the Mussel Inn, Thursday 13 May from 7-9pm. Koha, $5 to $20.

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Pop-up library and BBQ for Youth Week

From Monday 31 May 2021, we will no longer accept cheques as a method of payment.

Have your say on the Innovating Streets for People trial project at the Commercial and Meihana intersection before 17 May. For more information and to give feedback, visit

All young people are invited to explore the pop-up library after school on Tuesday 11 May from 2.45 pm – 4.00 pm. Come grab a sausage (vegetarian options provided) and have a relaxing time with friends at the corner of Meihana and Commercial Street.

We have many other ways for you to pay your council bills. The easiest and most convenient way of making or receiving a payment is electronically. There are multiple options, including via direct debit, automatic payment, direct credit, telephone banking and online credit card payment available on our website. You can also continue to pay in person at any of our service centres with cash, EFTPOS or credit card. If you need help with making the move to electronic payments, please contact your bank in the first instance. You can also speak with a member of our customer services team in person at your local service centre, by emailing, or by phoning us on 03 543 8400.



Next steps for the 10-Year Plan At the close of consultation for Tasman’s 10-Year Plan, over 1,500 submissions were received. We have been hearing submissions this week and will deliberate and decide what changes will be made to Tasman’s 10-Year Plan between 17 – 21 May. Council is scheduled to consider and adopt the final 10-Year Plan on 30 June. Keep updated at

Second Hand Sunday is back on 16 May! It’s a fun way to declutter and re-home unwanted household goods for free – anything from chairs, books, clothing or leftover bits and pieces from building projects – and a good chance to scour the region’s streets looking for pre-loved treasures. Visit for more information and to sign up.

Funding drop-in sessions Come along and find out about the funding and resources available from Tasman District Council, Department of Internal Affairs and Rātā Foundation to support your community group or organisation. Friday 21 May, 11.00 am – 1.30 pm, Tākaka Library.

COUNCIL HUI For a full list of upcoming meetings visit Golden Bay Rec Park Management Committee Monday 10 May, 9.30 am. Rec Park Centre, 2032 Tākaka Valley Highway, Tākaka. Public forum. Golden Bay Community Board Tuesday 11 May, 9.30 am. Tākaka Service Centre, 78 Commercial Street, Tākaka. Public forum.

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Annual hunting competition closes with family festival

Pulling together: the junior tug-o-war.

Veteran hunter Peter Bloomfield inspects the weekend’s haul. All photos: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

Leo Hogg in the hare-carrying competition.

Collingwood Tavern’s annual hunting competition wrapped up with a community get-together outside the pub on Sunday afternoon. Hunters enjoyed good weather over the weekend, but experienced mixed fortunes with the chase. One who has seen it all is Peter Bloomfield from Mangarakau, who at 84-years-old has accumulated a lifetime of hunting experience. As he was inspecting the best of the weekend’s bounty Peter told a few tales – both from the old days and from more recent times. “I’ve hunted since I was eight yearsold,” said Peter. “When I was 13, I lived in Marahau and used to catch more than 1,000 pigs every winter. There was a piggery there but they all went wild – thousands of them.”

He bagged a decent deer over the weekend but it’s been a couple of months since he last tackled a pig – literally. “A pig charged my old dog on the road. I grabbed the pig and rolled upside down in the ditch but let it go.” The hunt weigh-in is always a family affair and, while the senior hunters swapped stories over a few beers, the youngsters enjoyed traditional games including gumboot-throwing, hareand pig-carrying, and tug-o-war. Collingwood Tavern manager Renae Swan said, “It was an awesome day and very successful. Thanks to our staff and Mark and Wendy Strange for the work they put in. For us it’s about families getting out and about and raising money for a local community group. We are extremely pleased with how everything went and how amazing our sponsors have been.”

RESULTS Adults. Heaviest Boar: Campbell Peters and Sherr Peters, 80kg. 2nd Heaviest Boar: Toby Arnst and Caleb Dodson, 61.5kg. Average weight (48.55kg): George Baigent closest at 45.8kg. Longest Tusks: Naish Massey, 10.9. Heaviest Stag: Brent Nalder and Ian Stewart, 138kg. Women’s Carry: Jarrah Solly, 27.46. Men’s Carry: Reggie, 28.5. Kids. Most Hares: George Lavers, 10. Heaviest Hare: Zac Riordan, 4.26kg. Longest Goat Horns: Mason Miller, 47.5. Heaviest Possum: Layla Jones, 4.77kg. Gumboot Throwing competition: 5 and under, Chase McKay, 6.3; 6-9 years, Coby Heuvel, 12.2. 10-12 years, Bianca Swan, 15.1. Carry: 5 and under, Joel Reay, 8.6; 6-9 years, Charlotte Hoskins 9.8; 10-12 years, Ryder Reay, 9.7.

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Eastern Bays Community Forum


A new forum aims to protect and enhance the Eastern Bay environment. Photo: Supplied. SUBMITTED

Kea whirling overhead, penguins calling through the night, falcons swooping from the tops of rata trees and along an open beach startling the godwits. Limestone outcrops tumbling into the ocean encrusted with sea life or further inland riddled with caves hiding cave weta and giant Spelungula spiders. Huge flocks of kereru gathering through the winter months to feed and mournful Ruru calling from their night-time perches. Piwakawaka, tui and korimako are common, while long-finned eels and banded kokopu inhabit the streams. Sounds like a lost utopia combining the best of the Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks but this paradise exists and is an area where many Golden Bay residents are lucky enough to call home. Project Mohua is interested in supporting a community group to come together and work on protecting and enhancing this special part of the landscape roughly defined as being from Motupipi township (Kite Te Tahu Creek) to Wainui, encompassing many of Golden Bay’s limestone reserves, the Grove, Pohara Scenic Reserve, Abel Tasman Memorial and the

Tata Islands. Project Mohua are holding an open public forum, with the support of DOC and TDC, at the Pohara Hall on Saturday 15 May from 10am-12pm, to engage with the locals of this area and gauge the level of interest in forming a group, or sub-groups, to undertake trapping, weeding, planting, habitat creation, etc to enable the environment of this unique area to thrive and flourish. The focus will be on bringing the community together to discuss what we have and what more we can do to protect this slice of paradise. There will be displays on trapping, weed identification, and planting so the public can learn more about their areas of interest. There will also be an opportunity to find out about the work already underway in some of these areas by volunteers such as the halo work being promoted by Project Janszoon, the Mohua Blue Penguin Trust, Project De-Vine Environmental Trust and others. Contact for more information

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BOOK REVIEW: The Mirror Book


“They f*** you up – your mum and dad.” Grimshaw quotes poet Phillip Larkin in a Radio New Zealand interview with Kathryn Ryan. Grimshaw’s parents are the subject of her newly released memoir The Mirror Book, an inspection of the idea that every family unit creates and perpetuates its own truths. New Zealand author Grimshaw is an award-winner fiction writer and daughter of literary giant CK Stead (Christian Karlson – “Karl”) and his wife Kay, his “first and best reader”. Grimshaw’s memoir describes how a personal crisis drove her to challenge how her family lived its “whole life in fiction”, presenting an untrue “front and face” to one another and to the outside world. Grimshaw discovers her husband is having an affair. When confronted, his abrupt departure leaves her friendless and leaning into an abyss of loneliness – a feeling she recognises from her childhood years. Unable to form friendships, in particular with women, she works with a therapist to examine every part of her present and past selves – with a central focus her childhood and her relationship with the “double act” of her parents. With reassurance from her therapist that “telling your story is existentially important” – a memoir is born. In a gripping read, Grimshaw undertakes a courageous unpicking of her own truth, as it compares and contradicts a narrative created and curated by her “literary family”. It’s a tale in which she artfully both praises and rebukes her parents: “Karl was charming, intellectually fearless and witty. He could be warm and funny, and he could be as volatile and unrestrained as his stereotype of the female hysteric. If opposed in an argument he went all in; he wanted verbally to dominate and overpower.” Grimshaw’s childhood home was rife with anger and conflict brought about by an adulterous, controlling father and temperamental mother. “Aged thirteen, I was still a child, needing reassurance and security, but I was stuck in an atmosphere of intense adult warfare involving subtleties I didn’t understand, and, along with that, blame from both of them for the stress (the “chaos”) it created. “Yet it was all undercover, overlaid with the rules of order that wouldn’t admit, even in the face of glaring evidence, that we ever as a family went in for too many or too much. We were tidily chaotic, respectably anarchic, stably unstable.” There are breathtaking descriptions of perceived parental failings and the “controlled chaos” in which she was raised. Her father’s gaslighting: “The memories I had were false, he said,” and her mother coldly giving her the silent treatment. It’s not all grim. There are funny moments, including a delicious description of Karl erupting volcanically upon the discovery of multiple jars of jam simultaneously open (I hear you Karl). As the memoir progresses, Grimshaw’s husband returns and is on his best behavior – “a model husband”. Her relationship with her therapist is concluded and she continues to write fiction – including echoes of her real life, exploring themes of infidelity, abandonment, and fraught family relationships. On Radio New Zealand, Grimshaw claims that her story is not angry but is designed to be empathetic and loving towards her parents. “I would do anything for them…except maybe not publish a book – I suppose.” Grimshaw is likeable and convincing, and her memoir makes for a riveting read. 11

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A full season of football fun and fixtures kicked off across Nelson Bays region last Saturday. At Takaka’s Rec Park, Golden Bay’s non-travelling junior players got the ball rolling at around 9am, and it kept rolling for most of the day, until the referee called time on the men’s game at around 4.45pm. Also making an early start was Nelson Suburbs Football Club coach Ryan Stewart who is a key player in a recentlylaunched scheme. “It’s a new initiative to get out and support other clubs – at all grades,” explained Ryan. “We are looking to hold upskilling and coaching clinics here, as well as a holiday programme in July.” Part of his role, shared with team-mate Levi Waddington, is to simply “get a feel” of local clubs and “see the kids play”. On Saturday morning there was plenty to see, with gaggles of excited young footballers eager to get stuck into to some serious fun. Chasing around a small pitch and kicking a ball, that in some cases came up to the player’s knee-height, a dozen or so 4and 5-year-olds were having their first-ever session. In charge of the “herding cats” exercise were April Orange and Simon Bruning – also new to the game. “It’s my first time coaching, so it’s a bit of a learning curve”, said Simon. “But the kids seem to be really into it.” Alongside the first-timers, coach Chris Overmeer was “herding” a lively group of 6-and 7- year-olds, many of whom

already had a season or two under their belt and were clearly eager to learn. “I’m teaching them actual footballing skills, such as dribbling,” said Chris. The work required, on and off the pitch, to run a sporting club requires a small army of supporters. Standing on the sideline, manager for all non-travelling juniors Amy Astill said the club is looking for additional helpers. “It’s all run by volunteers; we need more parent volunteers.” Golden Bay’s youngest travelling team – the 9th grade Wekas – were due to play their inaugural competitive tie against Motueka Titans. But sadly the Titans didn’t have the strength to get over the Hill and so the excited Wekas – some of whom had kitted up at 6am – lost the chance to test the pecking order. They did, however, get to play some football in short-sided game organised by coach Vinny Astill. Next on the programme was 11th/12th grade match between Golden Bay Orcas and Nelson Suburbs. The young Suburbs had succeeded where the Titans had failed, but only partially. The team was a few players short so Orcas’ coach Cory Griffiths loaned them some of his players to even out the numbers. There was nothing even about the contest, though; the predatory Orcas attacked relentlessly with Saxon Bowden cutting through the away side’s defence like a killer whale through a bob of seals. At half-time, the Orcas were leading 7-1. Saxon switched sides for the second half, but the score kept ticking over, with Isla Foulds taking over the role of ruthless striker from her teammate. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 7 MAY 2021

It’s all kicking off at the Rec Park

GB Football Club Fixtures Saturday 8 May Another busy day at the GB Rec Park Centre with 4 teams playing home! JUNIORS: 10.30am: 09th grade - Nelson Suburbs FC Rebels - Golden Bay Wekas at Saxton Fields 10.30am: 11th-12th grade - Nelson Suburbs FC Lions - Golden Bay Orcas at Saxton Fields 10.30am: 11th-12th grade - Golden Bay Pumas - Motueka AFC Wasps at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre YOUTH: 10.30am: 13th-14th grade - Golden Bay Gladiators - Absolute Energy Richmond Brockies at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre 10.45am: 13th-14th grade - Golden Bay Panthers - Nelson Suburbs FC Athletico at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre WOMEN: 1pm: Nelson Pine Women’s Division 2 Motueka AFC Angels Golden Bay Shield Maidens at Memorial Park (Motueka) SENIORS: 3pm: Nelson Pine Mens Division 4 - Golden Bay Stingrays Wakefield FC 2nd XI at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre 3pm: Nelson Pine Mens Premiership Div 1 - Golden Bay Mountain Goats - Rangers AFC at Jubilee Park Richmond


Golden Bay Orca Saxon Bowden bamboozles the Nelson Suburbs defence. Photo: Jo Richards.

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No way through: Golden Bay Mountain Goats’ wall nullifies a Suburbs’ free kick. Photo: Jo Richards.

Speaking after the match Cory said it was difficult to draw any conclusions from the contest. “It’s hard to tell at this stage but all seem happy to learn and train, and it’s great to see so many girls on the team – I think we have nine girls out of the 13 on the team. The whole team look to be giving it their best shot and that’s all I can ask for.” With no lunchtime fixture – both the Shield Maidens and the Stingrays were playing away – the next match at the Rec Park was the 3pm kick-off between Golden Bay’s 1st XI men’s squad the Mountain Goats - and Nelson Suburbs Development 1st XI. The fixture represented a major milestone for Golden Bay Association Football Club as it marked the first match the club had ever played in Nelson Bays Football first division. And what a game it turned out to be, with the home side coming within minutes of registering a maiden victory in the top flight. Right from the off, the home side were clearly “up for it”, and within a minute or so had the ball in the back of the Suburbs’ net. But the goal was chalked off, the ball having been flagged out of play prior to the strike. That only seemed to stir the Goats, and for the next 10 minutes they held sway, but Suburbs are a classy youthful outfit and, as they settled, they began to enjoy more possession and put pressure of the home side. The pattern of the game emerged – Suburbs keeping the ball and working it nicely into attacking areas, and the Goats holding firm, snapping into tackles, and looking to hit the visitors on the counter. Towards the end of the first half, no clear-cut chances had been created by either side, but then Suburbs were awarded a free kick just outside the penalty area – a setpiece and a good scoring opportunity. Goats’ keeper Anju Ejima carefully lined up his defence, which did its job when the shot cannoned straight into the wall. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 7 MAY 2021

The second half followed the same pattern, but the home side appeared to be increasingly chasing the ball – an exhausting and potentially demoralising exercise. Suburbs’ constant attacking was awarded with corner after corner, and it seemed only a matter of time before they scored, but it was the home side who netted first, with a counter attack that saw Eliot Gibbs smash the ball past the visitors’ keeper with a tidy finish. The goal injected a renewed confidence and energy into the Goats, and marshalled by skipper Danyon Fleming, the home side limited Suburbs’ opportunities. Even when they did create an opening, Ejima’s goalkeeping reflexes kept his clean sheet intact. As the clock ticked down, and the Goats, consciously or subconsciously, looked to protect their narrow lead, they started to sit deep and give Suburbs too much space in midfield. That subtle change invited the visitors onto the attack and, with less than five minutes before full time, the visitors forced an equaliser. It was a bitter blow, but worse was to come; with only seconds remaining, Suburbs completed their come back. There was no time left for the shattered Goats to reply, and when the final whistle blew, some of the team sank to the turf exhausted and disappointed, but still rightly proud of their performance. Speaking to his players huddled on the pitch Fleming lauded their efforts. “I’m so proud of everyone of you guys, you showed so much heart.” It was Golden Bay’s first game in the top flight; a game where big hearts had almost prevailed, but were instead cruelly broken. Despite the defeat, it’s clear that the Goats belong in the 1st Division and are a force to be reckoned with.

NZ Orienteering Championships were held at Woodhill forest (north of Auckland) over the Easter weekend. Lani Murray dominated the W14 age group taking out a win in the Long and Middle distance events and a bronze in the Sprint. Big sister Anya also impressed in the W16 grade winning the Middle distance and placing 4th and 6th in the other events. She also ran in the top Nelson team in the relay, placing 6th against an elite NZ field. In the mature races, Fleur scored two bronze medals in the Sprint and Middle events. Fleur and husband Neil also took out the shorter distance events in the Long distance race.

SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro GOLF 27 April. Match play singles: C Le Comte bt R Reynish 6/4. Match play doubles: C Gilbert/M Dobbie bt R Lash/B Miller 3/2. Closest to pins: 3/12 B Miller, 9/18 C Gilbert. 28 April. Stableford: R Dyce 38, R Heuvel 38, H Hambrook 37. Closest to pins: 3/12 , 8/17, 9/18 H Hills, 4/13 J Hambrook. Twos: D Win, H Hills, B Win. Two 7/16: R Heuvel, L Davidson. Best gross: W Collie 72. 1 May. Mayday stableford: R Miller 196, R Westrupp 196, L Trent 164. Closest to pins: 3/12 G Ryan, 4/13 W Collie , 8/17 R Davis, 9/18 R Dyce. Twos: G Ryan, L Trent, R Westrupp, W Collie. Two 7/16: R Miller. Happy wanderer: B Win. Best gross: R Westrupp. BRIDGE 28 April. Onekaka Pairs, N/S: H Curtis/B Burdett 59.64%, K Van Der Struys/S Van Wijngaarden 55%, S Penny/J Cooper 51.07%; E/W: L Godden/R McDonald 54.58%, B Renwick/J Harper 53.75%, J Beatson/C Mead 53.75%; h/cap: N/S: H Curtis/B Burdett 62.24%, K Van Der Struys/S Van Wijngaarden 61.95%, C Webster/A Gray 58.80%; E/W: D Sarll/E Donovan 64.78%, B Renwick/J Harper 63.90%, L Godden/R McDonald 62.78%. 30 April. Relaxed Friday: C Mead/D Perreau 63%,A Foreman/T Packard 60%, C Browning/J Massey 46%; h/cap: A Foreman/T Packard 73%, C Mead/D Perreau 69.40%, C Browning/J Massey 56.75%. 13


PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui

FINAL WEEKEND, CLOSING SUNDAY! Forest Treasures at Fairholme Gallery, East Takaka. An exhibition of 20 established artists celebrating wood, open 10am - 4pm. Ph 525 9373.


Seasonal Flu Vaccination

TAKAKA Drama Society AGM, Sunday 9 May, 2pm at The Playhouse. All welcome.

GBCH is offering Seasonal Flu Vaccinations for people aged 65 and over

GOLDEN Valley’s Riding Club AGM and farm trek, Sunday 16 May, 12pm, BYO lunch, 35A Glenview Road. Farm trek weather dependent. RSVP to

Please ph: 03 525 0060 to make your appointment

GOLDEN Bay Animal Welfare Society AGM, Tuesday 18 May, 1pm, Anglican church hall behind the church.

POHARA Boat Club AGM, Wednesday 26 May at 7pm. Light supper provided after the meeting.

Golden Bay High School

GB A&P ASSN (A&P Show) AGM. Due to unforeseen circumstances this AGM is postponed until Wednesday 12 May, 7pm, Keith Page Hall (Recreation Grounds). Anyone interested in the GB A&P, or who would like to help with the 125th anniversary year planning, or become a member of the committee, welcome to attend. All key position holders will be restanding. Contact Jean 525 9142, 027 344 3316,

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WISHING BERYL A VERY HAPPY 94th BIRTHDAY on Monday 10 May. Have a lovely day.

LIONS used battery collection for this year will begin soon. More details to come. GOLDEN Bay Community Board Meeting on 11 May at Tasman District Council Golden Bay Service Centre in Takaka. Meeting starts at 9.30m with public forum.

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MARBLE Mountain Music Club AGM, Sunday 23 May, 5.30pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall. Share tea to follow.

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EAST Takaka Hall AGM, Thursday 20 May, 7.30pm at the hall. All East Takaka residents most welcome. Supper to follow. N Farr, secretary.

CHARLETT, Mervyn Louis Albert (Merv). Passed away peacefully at Stillwater Gardens surrounded by his loving family on Saturday 1 May 2021; in his 85th year. Dearly beloved husband of Joan (Bones) for the last 62 years. Dearly loved father of Helen and Steve, Trudy, Andrea and Paul, the late Melissa, Jud and Greg, Debbie, Chris and Andrea. Loved grandad of Mason, Darcy, Gemma, Morgan, Daniel, Nathan, Simon, Jackson, Mitchell, Tayla, Jessie, Tawn, and Sayla. Greatgrandad of Summer, Amelia, Sophie, Ava, and baby to be. Merv was greatly loved and respected by all his family and friends - you will be dearly missed. A heartfelt thank you to the team at Stillwater Gardens for your excellent care and compassion shown to Merv. As per Merv’s wishes a private family service will be held. A memorial service to celebrate Merv’s life will be held at a later date with details to be advised. Marsden House Funeral Directors NZIFH.


Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics

GBCH is offering Covid-19 Vaccinations for the following eligible groups: • • •

Group 1: People 65 and over Group 2: People over 16 with a disability Group 3: People with underlying health conditions such as: o serious and chronic respiratory conditions, i.e. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); asthma o chronic kidney/renal disease o diabetes o coronary heart conditions o past stroke o hypertension (high blood pressure) o cancer, excluding basal and squamous skin cancers if not invasive. For Group 3, if you are unsure, ask your doctor or nurse

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Mothers Day Sunday 9th May

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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. GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays. ALCOHOLICS Anonymous. If you want to drink that’s your business. If you want to stop we can help. Meeting Thursdays 7pm, Catholic Church Hall. 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.

GOLDEN Bay Community Health would like to thank, and to recognise the time spent by, Gillian Cunningham in the role of resident advocate at our facility. She will be dearly missed. We would like to welcome Mary Ann Tait who has kindly taken over this valuable role as an independent voice for our resident elders. GB WEEKLY: Paradise Entertainment, Takaka and Collingwood On the Spot store are our agents. Or email us: admin@gbweekly. Office hours are Monday-Wednesday, 9am-5pm. 14



TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga Abel Tasman Accounting Limited Xero Certified, Public Practice CA. Taxation services and general business support for clients of all shapes and sizes. Available evenings and weekends. Ph Bronwyn 027 268 4010, ACCOUNTANT and tax advisor. All Inland Revenue returns filed for big and small businesses and individuals. Self-employed and rental property reports prepared. Day and evening appointments available. Ph Susan Ayton Shaw 929 7507 or email ACCOUNTANT. Long-standing market leader with unbeatable professional qualifications and experience. Warn & Associates, ph 525 9919.

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

available for hire. Ph 027 337 7147. PAINTING and interior, exterior plastering. Licensed qualified local tradesman. Ph CM Coatings 027 222 0507. PENINSULA Plasterers for all your interior plastering needs. No job too small. Quality assured. 20+ years’ experience. For a free quote ph Craig 027 472 4376. PORTABLE BANDSAW MILLING. Ph Tim 524 8997, 027 714 4232.

RURAL NEW BUILD? FAILING SEPTIC SYSTEM? Wastewater Design, Onekaka-based services. AES system specialists - no ongoing costs, 20-year guarantee. Ph Rowena or Natascha 524 8222. SEPTIC TANKS EMPTIED. Ph Chris 027 444 5334 or John 027 647 4913.

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


BRICKLAYING/ blocklaying. KRW Contracting for all your masonry needs. 25 years’ experience. No job too small. Ph Ken 021 307 019.

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

CARS wanted. Will pick up for free (some conditions apply). Motueka Auto Parts. Ph 03 528 9576.

SURVEYING: topographical survey, construction and building set out, boundary location. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364.

CHIMNEY cleaning, handyman, Dennis Sage ph 027 873 0726.

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

CHIMNEY sweep. Puponga-Takaka Hill. Query or quote ph Steve 021 0810 1146.

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

Computer/Smartphone Sales and Repairs. Supporting all Windows and Apple products. Conveniently located on Commercial Street or available by appointment ph 03 525 8371.

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

CURTAIN tracks, gorgeous fabrics by Mokum, James Dunlop, Maurice Kain and Hemptech, including liners and sun sheers. Have Imagine designs make up your floor-to-ceiling curtains for a lovely five-star look. Visit us today and have a browse, we are next to GB Glass, Commercial St, Takaka. Ph 027 440 0071.

DRONE survey, 3D modelling, high resolution orthophotography, site inspection, etc. Mohua Uenuku Surveying, ph Alexis 021 0239 1364.

WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726.

WINDOW cleaning,, ph 027 690 0769.

ACUPUNCTURE: Japanese style, gentle and effective for a range of health needs. Cosmetic acupuncture also available. Ph/txt Lynne Cooper 027 221 0045. 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 euroscience principles to achieve optimum health. 2020 Masters series. Practitioner Anne Michell. Ph 525 8733 or 027 751 7970.

ENERGETIC kinesiology. For an appointment please ph/txt Mark Bonar 027 588 2462. ERICA van Sint Annaland Physiotherapy, Golden Bay Community Health. ACC and private visits. Ph 027 776 6111. INTUITIVE Tarot readings with Djura. Ph 027 957 7834. 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. 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.

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

REFLEXOLOGY - helps relieve stress and anxiety, boosts energy levels and improves circulation and nerve function. Ph/txt Ariane Wyler 021 0260 7607 or email happyfeetflex@

ELECTRONICS repairs: Cell phones, computers, radios, TVs, HiFi and more! Ph 027 246 2432.

SIMON Jones: Counselling, mediation, coaching. 28 years’ experience. Member NZAC. Ph 525 8542.

FREEVIEW satellite TV. Ph 027 246 2432. FRUIT pruning (stone and pip fruit), garden advice, design and development, soil testing, orchard work. Sol Morgan, GroWise Consultancy, ph 027 514 9112. 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. 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 Rob and Marg 525 9698, 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

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 ,


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GREENREAPER. Property maintenance, landscape and garden designs. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. References available.


HEAT pump installation, sales and servicing. Ph Dave McKay 027 404 4740, 525 8538.

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

LAWNMOWING,, ph 027 690 0769. NGANGA picture framing, Collingwood, enquiries ph 021 107 6312, 524 8660. Expert framing by a professional artist.


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FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko

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Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

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TO GIVE AWAY / Koha FRIDGE freezer, goes well. F&P, 246 litres, pick up. Ph 525 8874.

LOST AND FOUND / Ngaronga/Kitenga

Chiropractor Inga Schmidt

MSc (Chiro), DC, MNZCA

021 180 7789

Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St ACC registered

FOUND. Blue tartain Swandri in the middle of the road, just out of town on the way to East Takaka. Ph 021 0817 1933. FOUND. Hearing aid at Trash Palace. Ph 027 525 8679 or email to arrange collection.

WANTED / Hiahia HANDYMAN to carry out minor repairs and painting to farm houses. Ph 525 8089.

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko DRIER, front-loading clothes drier, $35; three-piece, five-seater La-Z-Boy lounge suite, $75; whole kitchen Melteca cabinetry, $300; three framed outside windows, negotiable. Three single wool underlays, $10 each; three single feather duvets, covers old but feathers good for craftwork, $10 each; two coffee tables, $30 each; duchess, $25; whole kichen cupboards/units, $300. Ph 027 747 8255. All other ex-garage sale items free for removal this Saturday, 8 May, 9am, 1835 Takaka-Collingwood Highway. WINDSCREENS. Replaced or repaired at Golden Bay Glass. 96 Commercial St. Ph 525 7274.

BLINDS, blinds, blinds: sunscreen, blockout, translucent, venetian, lumishade, duettes by Luxaflex, “Beauty is in the detail”. 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, or call in and view our blind stand and showroom in the Z truck stop, Takaka.

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Italian made footwear by Grisport Savings of up to $100 off selected lines. Buy any pair and receive a FREE 3-pack of high quality socks.

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Tasman Gold Honey 1kg Clover and Native Bush Honey was $16.50 NOW $13.50

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Frost Cloth 2 metre width was $5.99 per metre N o w $ 3 . 9 9 (Only while stocks last. Offer expires 15/05/21)

We now offer a DELIVERY SERVICE *charges may apply

FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348. PIGS, weaners, black, well-grown, $100. Porkers nearly ready. We can deliver. Ph Joyce 524 8364.

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SLASH your electricity bill. Install a grid-connect PV system. Professional design and install. Ph Paul Stocker, Azimuth Renewables, 525 6019. BUILDING or renovating? AES Wastewater Treatment system: No power, 20-year warranty, supplying NZ from Golden Bay., ph 525 9020.

GREAT selection of perennials available now, priced from $6, at Cottage Plants Onekaka. Winter hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm. Other days by appointment. Ph 525 9253. TIMBER interior linings. Lucitanica (Mexican cypress) and eucalyptus Nitens. Locally grown. Various grades, 12 months air dried ready for machining to order into floor, wall, ceiling and soffit linings. Ph Andy Clark 027 228 1503. HEADING dog, 12 months old. Basic commands. Suitable for cattle. $500. Ph Joyce Wyllie 524 8364.



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FORD Mondeo, 2007, 2.4 litre ZTec, 220,000km. Ph 027 222 7110. LADIES bike, with accessories, black frame, Transero, frame size S, 012 series, in good order, $120 ono. Hand-push mower, with catcher, Flymo H40, $60 ono. Curtain material, open weave, two packs, three metres. Ph 027 479 8703.

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HOUSE cleaning position available. Please ph 525 9802. CALF rearers and/or relief milker needed for next season. East Takaka. August-November approximately. Job share a likely possibility. Please ph Mark 027 525 7399.

We are looking for a creative person to join our Mariposa Takaka team. The role is a part-time stock photographer and photo editor. Essentially the role involves photographing new garments as they arrive and editing them for our website. Photography and Photoshop experience are required.

Wanted: Candle Maker

37 Commercial St, Takaka 03 525 7548 If this sounds like you, please pop into our office at 14c Junction Street for an application form.

Up to 5 days per week @ 8 hrs per day Due to increased production we are expanding our team!

The successful candidate will be trained by our master candle maker. This position involves: • Production batches • Dye formulas • Working with vats • Cutting candles using a power saw • Finishing candles Necessary Skills: • Excellent time management • Good physical condition • Great work ethic and attitude • Tidy and organised • Team player • Able to lift up to 25kg Please email your CV with a cover letter to Applications closes: May 20th @ 5 pm THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 7 MAY 2021 | Ph 022 093 0624

PROPERTY WANTED / Rawa hiahia MATURE single male looking for permanent accommodation. Have references. Ph 020 4120 0710. LOOKING for apartment or entire house. Takaka/Pohara, will pay up to $500/week. Happy to advance rent for repairs. Responsible retired man. Ph 027 496 5628. ACCOMMODATION wanted for a tidy couple. No pets, nonsmokers. Long-term preferred but all options considered. Excellent references. Please ph Diana 021 400 857.

Some weekend work required

We are looking for a motivated, focused team member with a positive attitude to produce world class candles.

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

PROPERTY AVAILABLE / Rawa watea We have a position at our Onekaka office for a multi-tasking capable person to provide admin backup and other creative support to our staff.

FLAT mate wanted. A Garden of Eden house, lovely room, needing an awakening or Jesus heart journer to join our lovely peace-filled home beside the sea. Ph 027 522 7136.

You would work with persons producing design reports for wastewater design projects around the Top of the South and answer phone enquiries from around NZ for other Companies that this office supports. These include Environment Technology - AES Wastewater Treatment systems - and SiteMachinery Ltd, distributor of soil and gravel processing and other materials handling equipment. Training opportunities for this will be available. Digital and written expression skills are a requisite in the usual suite of MS and Adobe software. A science background will be a distinct advantage along with experience with social media marketing and marketing in general. Initial remuneration will be based above the living wage and adjusted therefrom on the basis of productivity competence. Part time is possible and contract engagement is preferred.

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EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

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. Pizzas on Fridays, 5-7pm. 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, MondaySaturday, 9am-8.30pm. Closed Sunday. 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 Thursday, Friday; 11am-late Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. 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). May hours: 8am-2pm and 5-8pm, Wednesday-Sunday. Bookings ph 021 107 6312. THE MUSSEL INN. Open from 11am.

Totally Roasted, Pohara. CLOSED SUNDAY 9 MAY. Usual hours: 5 days from 8.30am, closed Monday, Tuesday. Ph 525 9396. TOTOS CAFE & PIZZERIA. Off-season opening hours: Sundays, weather permitting, 10.30am-4pm. However, closed Sundays 23 and 30 May. Totaranui hill, ph 039 707 934. WHOLEMEAL CAFE, open 7 days for dine-in meals and takeaways, 7.30am-3pm.

SATURDAY 8 MAY MOTUPIPI HALL MOTHER’S DAY pea/pie/spud and pud, $17, Saturday 8 May, 12pm. THREE PRINCIPLE ASPECTS OF THE PATH, a series of talks by Tibetan Monk Geshe Tharchin. This week: Wisdom and Understanding Reality. 3- 4.30pm at the Sandcastle, Haile Lane, Pohara. By donation. All warmly welcome.

TUESDAY 11 MAY 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. Email us: admin@

WEDNESDAY 12 MAY COSTUME HIRE. Playhouse, Park Avenue, 7-8.30pm. After hours ph Diane 525 8097, evenings. ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10am12.30pm, Onekaka Hall. GB A&P ASSN (A&P SHOW) AGM. Due to unforeseen circumstances this AGM has had to be postponed and will now be held on Wednesday 12 May, 7pm, Keith Page Hall (Recreation Grounds). Anyone interested in the GB A&P, or who would like to help with the 125th anniversary year planning, or become a member of the committee, welcome to attend. All key position holders will be restanding. Contact Jean 525 9142, 027 344 3316,

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Charity Ball Saturday 19th June, 2021 Pohara Hall $65 single / $120 couple Tickets available from NBS Formal Dress Required

Live Band: Ad Lib 2 Doors open 7pm No entry after 8.30pm

Supper Provided Cash Bar Fundraiser for Emergency Services in Golden Bay Search & Rescue - Fire Brigade - St John - Rescue Helicopter

THURSDAY 13 MAY DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 9-11am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007. SENIOR CITIZENS MEETING, 2pm. Speaker: Don Riley on past memories growing up in Golden Bay. All welcome. BALL DANCE CLASSES. Learn some social dance steps, brush up your skills, ready for the GB Charity Ball. 7pm at St John Rooms, Rec Park, gold coin donation.

LATER EVENTS GB CHARITY BALL, Saturday 19 June. Tickets from NBS. Formal dress, See advert on this page.

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


SACRED Heart Catholic faith community celebrates Mass at 4pm each Sunday. All welcome. ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for morning worship at 10am.

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

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

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

UPCOMING GIGS & EVENTS... Saturday 8th May



Sunday 9th May


Estère plays 'electric blue witch-hop', as she calls her dimensions of electronic, folk and R&B. The N.Z Herald called it “a beautiful mix of everything the music world is lauding and lusting after right now.” TICKETS THROUGH: UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

Saturday 15th May

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“He who has the Son has life. He who does not have the Son does not have life” 1 John 5:12

All Welcome ☺

Sunday Service 10am

Pastor: Rodney Watson 0275 114 266 93 Commercial St, Takaka. Ph: 525 9265


Saturday 22nd May

BUTTERFACE Saturday 29th May

Davey Hughes Swazi Guy Break The Rules and Live Your Dreams Davey Hughes, Adventurer and Founder of Swazi Apparel He’s an international hunter, traveller, best-selling author and owner of outdoor clothing company, Swazi. You may have seen him captured on the “Border Patrol” TV series, bringing in weird and wonderful items like penis bones and poison arrows. He appears often in the news with his outspoken views on being in love with all things New Zealand. His trademark long blond hair and bushy appearance break the rules of how a successful businessman should dress – and behave. His talk is sure to be humourous, lighthearted and provide a fascinating insight into running a successful Kiwi business while having fun. To quote Oscar Wilde: “Life is far too important to be taken seriously.”

Thursday 27th May Rec Park Centre, Golden Bay 6:00pm Social Hour, 6:30pm Presentation Free Tickets There will be Swazi gear raffled off during the evening Event Kindly supported by:

GB associated football club fundraiser SUPERDEXTER // YAKKA // NUGZ

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NEW HOURS starting 18 May Opening from 12pm Thursday-Monday Closed Tuesday, Wednesday.

NEW WINTER MENU Our favourite ROAST OF THE DAY is back, available every day


Every Friday in May

MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL Complimentary SWEET TREAT with every main meal for Mum.

See you all soon @ Kotare Sands! Thanks Steve, Steven & all the staff


Programmes to listen out for

Find us at the SATURDAY MARKET and at our FARM SHOP 5 minutes from Clifton Corner open 3-5.30pm Wed/Thurs/Fri

Leather & Lace. Mouxsie Moux presents Leather n Lace, a show celebrating Women’s outstanding contributions to music. Leather & Lace is supported by Unlimited Copies in Takaka and airs Tuesdays at noon with a new episode every 2 weeks.

Fresh Start Wednesday with Michael Bortnick. Join hosts Michael Bortnick and Grace from our Nelson Studio presenting a fun breakfast show with a different musical theme each episode. Wednesdays after the BBC News at 7am, with a new episode every 2 weeks.

The Mussel Inn Coming Up...

Drive Alive. Stephen Tanner hosts Drive Alive, helping you to drive better, safer, more alive, whatever you drive. Wednesday evenings at 8pm with a new episode every 2 weeks. Drive Alive is brought to you by NPD.

Sat 15th TIM ALLEN AND THE TWO + Reece Milton + Laura-Mae, $10 tickets online Wed 19th FORGOTTEN ATLAS, Colm McEnaney and Rennie Pearson, $10


Thu 20th QUIZ, 7.30pm Sat 22nd BOB DYLAN’S 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - 80 SONGS! Open mic - from 5pm. ooowha ooowha

If you have ever wanted to

create your own radio show please get in touch with us and become a volunteer at Fresh FM. Full training and ongoing support provided. email Mouxsie on

Tue 25th OSCAR LADELL - solo, $10 on the door Thu 27th LIVE POETS/ACID ON THE MICROPHONE 7.30pm, koha Sat 29th CAITLIN SMITH and her imaginary (three-piece) band, $20 Sun 30th The famous MUSSEL INN BEER TASTING COMPETITION.$25 entry, email haveabeer@ to register. Just a few places left.

Sunday: Strong northerlies with rain. Wind and rain easing during the afternoon. Monday: Light northerlies, freshening later. Cloudy periods. Drizzly showers from evening. Tuesday: Northerlies becoming strong. Showers turning to rain, locally heavy from evening.

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




DEADLINE SALE: 3pm 14.05.21 (NSP)



This stunning & timeless property is situated on the beach front, with beautiful, panoramic views of the sea to Tata Islands, the Wakamarama Ranges & over the Takaka Golf Course. Is it the expectation of what lies behind the large wooden front doors or the beach/golf-side location which makes this property so special? If you are in the market for an executive home in an awesome location, then don’t go past this one. Ref: GB3734

Golden Bay Glass is a small diverse glazing business, operating from a purpose-fitted, spacious workshop in the business hub of Takaka, providing glazing services to the wider area of Golden Bay, covering a large geographical area. Services include virtually all things glass repairs, installation….. A new owner can walk in & start trading immediately with good systems, stock & tools all in place with room for expansion. Call me. Ref: GBC3838



Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or

James Mackay 027 359 0892 or



• Solid 3 bdrm home • Fire & heatpump keep you cosy • Large sheds for storage • Vegie garden & glass house • Set on 1287m2 section Ref: GB3836 Call for more info James Mackay 027 359 0892 or

• Private setting in cul-de-sac • Est. native plantings & bush • 3 bdrms, ensuite to master • Open plan living • Set on 939m2 easycare section Ref: GB3835 Call for more info Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577 or




14 WATINO PLACE, PŌHARA • 758m2 flat section • Services to the boundary • Close to all amenities • This section is ready to go • So call your builder! Ref: GB3831 Price $325,000 James Mackay 027 359 0892 or

• BNZ Land & Buildings For Sale $950,000+GST (if any) Ref: GBC3830 • BNZ Office Space For Lease Price By Negotiation Ref: GBC3832 James Mackay 027 359 0892 or





• Set on a private, elevated location • 12.6ha setting with 3600 views • Spacious 3 bdrms/2 bthrms • Open-plan design to please • Large dble garage & 4 bay shed Ref: GB3820 $1.8m +GST (if any) Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577 or

• On two titles of 662 & 667m2 • 2 bdrm/1bthrm cottage • Big decks to enjoy the ruralness • Well maintained inside & out • The perfect Great Outdoors base Price: $550,000 Ref: GB3821 Paul McConnon 0275 042 872





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

• Modern, 3 bdrm/2 bthrm/2 storey • Beautiful, park-like grounds • Sweeping driveway to x2 dbl gge • Privacy a given! • Call me for your private viewing Ref: GB3754 P.B.N. Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or Sharon McConnon Sales Manager 0275 258 255


Ph: (03) 525 8800

Paul McConnon Salesperson 0275 042 872

Sarah-Jane Brown Salesperson 0274 222 577

James Mackay Principal/AREINZ B.Com 027 359 0892

Belinda J Barnes Agent/AREINZ 021 236 2840

Bryony Tesar Salesperson / B.Com 021 819 124