The GB Weekly - 14 May 2021

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Friday 14 May 2021

Home wins for Bay rugby

Game face: a determined Alex Reilly runs at the Huia defence in Saturday’s Under-12s clash at the Rec Park. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

The Tasman Rugby junior competition got underway at the weekend with wins for Takaka in an Under-9s away fixture against Motueka, and the Under-12s who hosted Huia at the Rec Park. In the home fixture, Takaka, were clearly happy to be back playing competitive rugby and, up against a talented side, were even happier to end the first half with a 15-5 lead. From the start of the second half Huia repeatedly tested the home side’s defence, which held firm until one of the visitor’s fleetfooted back intercepted a stray pass close to the half-way line and touched the ball down between the posts. A simple conversion closed the gap to 15-12 and it remained unchanged until Takaka’s Luca Reed streaked down the left wing to score, and calm supporters’ nerves. No further points were added to the score which stayed at 20-12 through to the final whistle. After congratulating his players, Takaka coach Wayne Langford, said he was encouraged

by the team’s opening performance. “It’s our first game and a good win at home, but there’s a bit to work on in training on Tuesday.” Skipper Gordy Langford added his succinct analysis of the game. “We played pretty good.” In the senior competition, Collingwood climbed to the top of Division 2 with a resounding home victory against last season’s quarter-final contenders Huia. The Black and Gold’s record now reads played four, won four. During their winning streak they have amassed a total of 168 points, including 58 against their latest opponents. Not only have they outscored all ten of their second division rivals but they have the second meanest defence – conceding a miserly 46 points over the four opening games. They may have raced to the top of the table, but Collingwood tend to start slowly on the pitch and, true to form, Huia notched up the first points following an impressive run by one of their talented backs. Showing the visitors he too had a turn of speed, Collingwood’s Daniel

Dixon scored shortly afterwards before Huia replied to bring the score to 5 - 12 after a hectic first half-hour. But the visitors were unable to add to their tally for the remainder of the game as the Black and Gold piled on the points with an increasingly dominant display of speed and strength. Tries by Daniel Dixon and Gareth Scott, both converted by Ryan McKay, saw the home side lead by 19-12 at the break – after which things only got worse for the visitors. Collingwood seized control from the start of the second half, scoring with a minute of the restart and maintained the pressure on the opposition to take the final score to 36-12. Speaking after the game, Collingwood coach Graeme Miller acknowledged that it hadn’t been an easy victory. “We had to work a bit harder this week, especially in closer combat,” said Graeme adding ,“I’m pleased by how the players have stepped up improving on game structures.” See photo on page 2

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Whether it was the torrential rain, or simply a case of consultation fatigue, Tuesday ’s meeting of Golden Bay Community Board in Takaka was a quiet, non-controversial – and short – affair, with not even a whisper of the Waimea Dam or freedom camping. But one regular topic did pop up at the start of public forum, with Mohua Blue Penguin Trust chair Cynthia McConville talking about the proposed fencing-off of the western arm of Port Tarakohe. “The trust has met with council staff regarding the design,” said Cynthia, who explained that the fence is intended to keep dogs – and people – away from the penguin nesting boxes. Recreational anglers, however, will be allowed access via a number of controlled gates. Board member Averill Grant raised the possibility of the planned Anatoki Track Road upgrade “falling over” due to a minor shortfall in residents’ contributions to the $40,000 project. She explained that TDC and a residents’ group were each funding 50 per cent of the cost, but one individual had not yet committed to payment. “The project is being stalled for the sake of $1500,” said Averill, before asking whether the board or council could bridge the funding gap. Councillor Chris Hill believed it was up to the residents to resolve the impasse and it was agreed that Averill would discuss the issue with the individual concerned. Jill Pearson managed to cram a fair bit into her five-minute slot. She started with the grandstand, requesting a response to earlier questions regarding feedback from the A&P Association, the removal of warning signs from the grandstand, and an explanation of the regulations which categorised the renovation of the structure as a new build. Board chair Abbie Langford was able to provide succinct answers to each query, explaining that she was yet to hear back from the A&P Association; the TDC CEO had agreed that the sign could be removed; and the board had received a report concerning the regulations which she would pass on. Jill then talked about the defacing of private and public property. “I’ve noted more graffiti around the place. Do we want it or not? Now is the time to decide…” Board member Grant Knowles said graffiti removal was likely to be “an expensive fix,” but Abbie thought it was “worth investigating a bit more” and would Continued on page 2

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GB Community Board – May Continued from page 1 ...add the item to the agenda for the June meeting. There was a short exchange on the subject of graffiti as art, but no one was talking about the discovery of the Bay’s own Banksy. Jill had made a case for a longer planning horizon at last week’s 10-Year Plan hearing and she reiterated her call for a “300-year plan” which would ensure the current generations were “good ancestors”. Grant pointed out that the soon-to-be-released Mohua 2042 strategy was effectively a “22-year plan”, while TDC environment and planning manager Dennis Bush-King explained that the council’s infrastructure strategy looks 30 years ahead and, in a statement that came dangerously close to mentioning the Waimea Dam, said, “Some decisions made today are for the next 100 years.” With her time allocation rapidly running out, Jill squeezed another topic into her address – the reconfigured junction between Commercial Street and Meihana Street near the high school. “It doesn’t seem sensible,” said Jill. The subject precipitated one of the longest discussions of the morning. Dave was forthright in his opinion of the trial. “It’s an absolute disaster at certain times of the day. We need to get it removed.” Averill concurred, but Chris suggested following the prescribed decision-making process, and it was agreed that board members would hold a workshop to formulate feedback to be submitted on the board’s behalf. Amongst the items in the chair’s report was the future of Willow Street carpark. Grant thought it was appropriate to

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introduce time-limited parking. “It’s not fit for purpose; it’s too small and we need a longer term solution.” On the subject of coastal management, and referring to TDC’s recent Community Development Report, Dave pointed out what he considered to be a significant omission. “There’s nothing about sand push-ups despite the board requesting that contributions are used for something more permanent.” Abbie agreed to follow up and “find out what’s happening”. A review of the action sheet, focused on two live issues: Firstly the seemingly unlikely prospect of Collingwood’s footpath network being upgraded any time soon. “Collingwood is number eight on the list,” Dennis explained, but gave no indication of when this was likely to change. The second issue related to a standing item on the list of actions – Pakawau seawall. “A draft application has been lodged,” said Dennis. The final agenda item before the board moved into confidential session concerned correspondence from Bernal Reilly requesting the board’s support for a proposed venture downstream of Te Waikoropupu Springs. The proposal envisages an aquarium and sale of spring water to fee-paying visitors. Averill was first to speak. “It’s not community board’s role to support private enterprise,” – a view was generally shared around the table. With just over an hour having passed since the start of the meeting, it was time for an unexpectedly early morning tea, and time for the public to head out of the building. The next meeting of GBCB is at 9.30am on Tuesday 8 June at Collingwood Fire Station.

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Councillors’ mandate for option D

I fully agree with the sentiments submitted by Reg Turner, and would like to add as follows; We all know that too few of us bother to vote during elections, but representatives still get appointed to office if they get more votes than the other candidates. We also know that we vote based on the premise that the successful candidate will make decisions, based on the best interest of the people, without consulting with us first – except in a situation where the voters are asked to submit their preferences. It doesn’t matter if only 51.7 per cent vote, and 40 per cent of those chose option D while 20 per cent select each of A, B or C. While the councillor/s that the voters chose to represent them might personally prefer another option, they have to vote, at council, for option D because that 40 per cent is the majority. As the elected representative they are not entitled to vote for the option that they personally prefer. We have seen in the last week that voters in the vast majority of Tasman District wards voted for option D. If councillors ignore that and vote based on their own preferences, then they have abandoned their right to represent us, and we will be justified in believing that they have ulterior motives and are therefore corrupt. All elected representatives need to remember this. They were elected to represent the voters and the voter majority choices. Not the council or themselves. Gary Thorpe

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Council can’t ignore option D

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I was sad I missed the presentations. I would have loved to hear Louise Coleman’s address. However, in all my 15 years never have I witnessed such a loud voice from our community. We have to be proud of all those who voted for option D. I can only hope TDC does the right and fair thing, in acting on this choice. If only such a hearing, and those choices had been presented in a referendum back in 2015, the dam would never have proceeded. This vote represents the sound wish and will of the whole TDC community. How can it be denied or ignored by our district council and our elected representatives? Reg Turner

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Sustainable Golden Bay Hui

The Sustainable Living Centre wants to thank all those who participated in the Sustainable Golden Bay Hui 1-2 May. Special thanks to all the presenters and panellists who took the time to share their expertise and presence with everyone. Thanks to NBS for their marquee once again. Also much appreciation to TDC for their generous grant towards this event. Sol Morgan and Elliot Cleland

Fulton Hogan stuck in the slow lane

Last week you published a thank you letter to the NZ Transport Agency and contractors Fulton Hogan, presumably creating something of a skinny cycle lane over Bird’s Hill. NZTA is able to take out multiple full-page advertisements and set up drop-in sessions with negotiations over the use of land at Waitapu Bridge and also for an 80km/h speed between Willow Street and the Paines Ford on SH60. They are, however, unable to tell us mushrooms about what they have engaged Fulton Hogan to achieve at Bird’s Hill. “Time is at large” is the modus operandi Fulton Hogan has on this contract. They show preference for disruption to travel when they disregard tight coordination of the work flow.

Disruption could be minimised by excavating, backfilling, placing whatever concrete is required in one continuous work cycle, over all the days in a week. They could then put up 50km/h signage, remove the traffic lights and put the road back to two lanes, when no work takes place, and actually show consideration of road users. After two weekends and 14 or more evenings and nights of disruption, so far, there is nothing that Fulton Hogan needs thanking for. The glacial progress being made, even in this age of global warming, is second only to that on the Takaka Hill. That is now the established NZTA form of contract management in these parts. Dick Lamb

High school intersection feedback

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When I asked Zen teacher Sean Weaver “what is Zen?” he leaned forward and patted me on the shoulder. As performative compassionate practice, Zen, Sean said, is all action – not explanation. “Kindness is a practice not a theory. Sometimes it expresses itself in helping someone in need, at other times it is embodied in asserting a boundary to keep someone safe. But it is always loyal to our interconnectedness.” Sean and his wife Jo Campbell founded the Golden Bay Zen group back in 2011. They now live in Christchurch and visit Golden Bay regularly. Sean will be leading a Zen meditation retreat at Shambhala on Queen’s Birthday weekend (4-7 June) to provide an opportunity for local people to experience an introduction to Zen practice and for the local Zen group to deepen theirs. The theme of the retreat is “our deepest ecology,” Sean says. “In this era of big environmental challenges there is a great need for compassionate approaches to solving social challenges that avoid dividing between ‘us’ and ‘them’. In this retreat we will be exploring the source of great kindness in our interconnectedness - an experiential interconnectedness that is accessible when we still the chattering mind.” How do we still the chattering mind? He patted me on the shoulder again.

Brian Nesbit in action at Windles Hockey Ground on Saturday. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

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Having trouble using your iPhone? Want to see what the grandkids are up to on Facebook? Help is at hand in the form of Digital Learning and Digitisation specialist Teresa Besley. Provided by Tasman District Libraries, Teresa is trialling a “Digital Drop-In” service designed to empower Bay residents by providing one-on-one learning with an expert. Teresa provides help that is wide-ranging, supporting complete novices to use their smart phones, explaining information privacy and security, social media, apps and more. “You name it, I get asked!” Community members are invited to attend to learn how to confidently use or solve problems on their personal devices (be it their smartphone, laptop or Kindle). The trial has seen success with the over-50 age group, with users often seeking assistance using their phones to upload photos and access and use applications. Recently Teresa helped a grandmother to surprise her husband by “uploading a photo and sending it to him using WhatsApp, along with the proud message ‘Look at what I am doing.’” There is more on offer too. Via SeniorNet, Teresa offers “how to” training workshops on subject matter such as audio books and using the Covid tracer app. Next up is the provision of Zoom workshops “to get people comfortable with this environment, enable the community to have more contact with others if they are isolated (as long as they have access to wifi or mobile data)”. For the uninitiated, Zoom is a free one-onone or group video-calling service available via laptops and smartphones. Zoom is a way for Bay residents to stay connected and to access public services such as the library and the Golden Bay Community Health Telehealth service. The trial is designed to engage with everyone in the community, “and part of this includes enabling people in the more remote areas of the region to still be able to access services, through digital means.” Digital Drop-In: First and third Monday of every month, 11am to 1pm, Takaka library. Everyone welcome.

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After last year’s event had to be cancelled due to Covid lockdown, Central Takaka School’s Twilight Fair is back on the Bay’s social calendar. This year marks its sixth anniversary, with next Friday’s event set to be better than ever, according to school principal Steve McLean. “Thanks to an awesomely supportive parent base, it’s evolving from year to year.” The family-oriented mini festival features live music, a white elephant stall, plenty to eat and drink, plus a range of fun-packed activities. The impressive musical line-up features Sam Hopley, Jed Bright, Hera Livingston, Dan Antell, as well as the school’s musicians and singers. There’s something for everyone: while grazing guests can warm up with hot soup and barbecued food alongside glowing braziers, others can have their spines tingled, says Steve. “We have a scary forest walk, and one of the students has turned the classroom into a haunted house.”

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Following the appointment of a specialist counsellor in Motueka, help is now closer to hand for male victims of sexual abuse living in Golden Bay. Carl Chapman is facilitating Intentional Peer Support in a part-time role that is funded by the Ministry of Social Development under the Male Survivors Aotearoa (MSA) initiative. Philip Chapman, director of the Male Room in Nelson – part of MSA’s national network – says it’s a significant extension of a vital service. “Statics show that one in six men have suffered some sort of abuse as children, but it’s low profile and men don’t use services as much as women.” Studies show that genders cope with abuse differently. “Men tend to disclose later than women,” says Philip. “There is a lot of quiet desperation. It’s time people see males as victims too.” MSA’s peer support is designed to work as a meeting of equals, says Philip, pointing out that it doesn’t necessarily have to be in person. “Sometimes people want a phone call, or a Zoom meeting; it’s not always face-to-face.” He explains that male victims frequently have other serious personal issues linked to the original trauma which also need resolving. “Our focus is on sexual abuse – that’s what we’re

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Full morning of fixtures features With the football season now in full swing there were four home fixtures on Saturday including one junior and two youth sides in action at the Rec Park.

Takaka’s Village Market is taking a break. Photo: Supplied. JO RICHARDS

Takaka’s Saturday Village Market is taking a break, but will be back later in the year, according to founder and manager Grant Knowles. Grant, who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer, says the call for a temporary halt was a difficult but necessary decision. “I was very reluctant to cancel the last four markets but I felt I needed to make sure we kept it looking and feeling the same, as it has its own style and brand. As it was so close to the winter monthly market I knew we wouldn’t lose so much.” He is extremely grateful to all those who have helped to establish the Village Market as one of the best in the Top of the South Island. “I’d like to thank all the people who have supported this co-created weekly event, especially the amazing, dedicated stall holders who, rain or shine, are there to give great service and sell quality products consistently,” says Grant. “And to the rest of the community of Golden Bay who turn up on Saturday mornings to drink coffee, listen to music, socalise and buy some of your weekly needs; there would be no market without you.” In his absence Grant is concerned about potential confusion over a new initiative. “I was surprised that another market calling itself Takaka Market suddenly appeared,” he explains. “I appreciate the initiative and, while it is good to have, I know there is a lot of confusion with the name and I would like to clarify any misunderstanding. This pop-up market is completely separate from the Takaka Saturday Village Market.” He suggests that an alternative name, such as “Producers Market” or “Farmers Market” might help prevent such confusion. Although there will be no Village Markets for a few months, Grant is planning to reopen in the Spring. “I am off to Christchurch for six weeks of radiation therapy but should be recovered by the time the September monthly market is due on the 4th, and begin the weekly summer markets in October.” In the meantime, Grant is appreciative of the generous support he is receiving from the community. “I would like to thank the hundreds of people in Golden Bay who have wished me well during this difficult time and I can honestly say that knowing I have your support helps me get through with a positive mindset.”

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GB Pumas vs Motueka Wasps (11-12 Grade): Jasper Dimmock-van Son chases a loose ball in the Puma’s 8-0 win over the Wasps. “It’s a good start to the season, and they’ve already improved in this game,” said coach Ben Cooper. “The players were great throughout the whole game, and I even swapped our defence with our attack to try to even the odds a bit.” Photo: Jo Richards.

GB Panthers vs Nelson Suburbs Athletico (13-14 Grade): Panther Felix O’Connor contests a 50:50 ball. In a tight match, the visitors stole victory right at the end. “It was tied at 1-1 until the last few minutes when Suburbs managed to squeeze a last gasp winner,” explained the home side’s coach Pew Singh. “Panthers played an amazing game. For such a new set of players they played as a real team and played some wonderful football.” Photo: Jo Richards.



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GB Football Club Fixtures Saturday 15 May JUNIORS: 10.30am: FC Nelson Racoons - Golden Bay Wekas at Neale Park 10.30am: Golden Bay Orcas - Mapua Rangers Manics at Takaka Rec Park 10.30am: Waimea Plains United - Golden Bay Pumas at Appleby Reserve YOUTH: 10.45am: FC Nelson Panthers - Golden Bay Gladiators at Ngawhatu Recreation 10.45am: FC Nelson Monarchs - Golden Bay Panthers at Neale Park 1pm: Golden Bay Shield Maidens - Waimea College at Takaka Rec Park MEN: 1pm: Tahuna 3rd XI - Golden Bay Stingrays at Tahunanui Sprig & Fern 3pm: Fresh Choice Richmond 1st - Golden Bay Mountain Goats at Jubilee Park


GB Gladiators vs Richmond Brockies (13-14 Grade): Gladiator’s hardworking midfielder Krishna Ishwara was a key player in the home side’s 6-0 win over Richmond Brockies. Lewis Langford opened the scoring and Lief Osborne netted the remainder. “There was a lot of fast work from both teams, an amazing goalie for Richmond Brockies, and some astounding skills shown by our young player Kahu Birch,” said Gladiator’s coach Lisa van der Meer. “A great, motivating first game of the season.” Photo: Jo Richards.

POLICE REPORT Kia ora whanau • Police are investigating the theft of two “Xcel-Arc” welders from an Abel Tasman Drive address. If you have any information that you think might be useful, please let us know. • School is back, so watch out for the kids on the roads. Parents, please ensure your children have, and use, their bicycle helmets. We recently had one kid knocked off his bike and the helmet did its job, possibly saving his life. • 1 May: A 56-year-old male from Motueka has been charged with a number of charges of threatening behaviour and language following an incident in Commercial Street and then in Collingwood. He appears in the Nelson District Court 31 May. • 2 May: A 26-year-old Nelson female was warned for possession of cannabis. • Theft of Avocados was reported to Police from a property in Clifton. The tree was stripped of all it’s fruit whilst the owners were away. • 8 May: An 18-year-old slow learner was issued a threemonth demerit suspension from driving. • 9 May: A tent and fishing rods were reported stolen from a campsite at Anatori. • 9 May: A 64-year-old local male was charged with careless driving causing injury in relation to a crash in March. • 10 May: A 2HP blue outboard motor was stolen from a dinghy tied up at Tarakohe wharf. • 10 May: A 64-year-old local male was charged with theft of a caravan and its contents, relating to an incident on 6 May. He has been bailed to appear in court 17 May. • 10 May: Emergency services attended a single-vehicle crash in Collingwood. • 11 May: A 30-year-old French national was arrested after being caught shoplifting at FreshChoice. Staff chased him down when he ran from the store. The supermarket


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was able to provide evidence that this was not his first time. He has been charged with two counts of shoplifting and appears in the Nelson District Court 21 May. His immigration status will now be reviewed as well. • We are seeing a spike in dishonesty offending. Please report anything suspicious. Phone 105 or 111 if it’s happening right now; take a photo of the suspect person or vehicle that will help us track them down. • Police attended the GB LandSar AGM on Thursday night. A huge thanks to these dedicated volunteers who maintain a state of readiness to go out and search, whatever the weather, day or night, to save lives. You guys rock. Ka kite.

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Collingwood’s Station House motel, situated on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Gibbs Road, recently unveiled a Heritage Golden Bay plaque to acknowledge the history of the early police headquarters, built in 1908. Heritage Golden Bay representative Sally Gaffney officially unveiled the plaque, with current Station House owners Sylvie Prieur and Darren Steel the only others in attendance due to the inclement weather. The town’s very first Station House was built in 1857 in response to demands from the local residents concerned about law and order. This was necessary due to the influx of an estimated 2500 gold miners who arrived when gold was discovered in the Aorere Valley. The Nelson Provincial Council funded a lock-up, constable’s rooms and a magistrate’s residence for Gibbstown, as it was then named. William Gibbs, a mid-1850s politician and businessman, built the first wharf in the town. The police buildings were built on the site overlooking the estuary that more recently was the position of the Joan Whiting Rest Home (previously a hospital), and which now boasts the luxury lodge, Zatori. Co a l e x t r a c t i o n l a t e r created a second mining boom for Collingwood, and in 1880 a “proper” police station was opened and the first courthouse was built. Just 13 years later, in 1893, t h e o r i gi n a l G i b b s tow n lock-up was replaced. The replacement lock-up was later shifted to become par t of the Collingwood Museum buildings, where it mysteriously caught fire and nearly burned down. It is now housed at the Aorere Settlers Museum in Rockville. Collingwood contractors McNabb & Johnston built a new courthouse on the corner

Last week council listened to around 80 in-person presentations of the nearly 2000 total submissions to the Long Term Plan. I would like to acknowledge the time and effort that goes into all submissions, particularly the presentations. Those in Takaka were covered well in The GB Weekly so I won’t repeat. As regards the most frequent topic overall, the Waimea Dam, it became clear to everyone as time went on, that all of the four options presented in the consultation document would have significant drawbacks somewhere. Having thought the same, a thoughtful opponent of the dam suggested another option which would not include new rates, and would place the $25m debt with Waimea Irrigators (WIL) and ultimately Waimea Water (WWL), the joint WIL/TDC body. Waimea Irrigators have the power to increase their charges for water usage. The group of landowners with one or a few shares would not end up with a crippling targeted rate on their capital value, and those who use a lot of water would pay accordingly. I would support a discussion about this approach in the deliberations to come. Leaving the dam aside, a number of presenters were understandably very concerned about the affordability of rates over the 10 years; some asked that council go back to spending only on roads and sewage etc, like in the old days. But under recent legislation council has to now provide for the community’s wellbeing in a number of other ways and will be considering contribution and timing requests from the community for, to name a few, a regional gym sports hub, museums, a penguin fence, the longstanding Mapua boat ramp, and Motueka’s pool. Deliberations will include whether the staging of the Activity Management Plans and other spending in the LTP be juggled and adjusted, with the risk of blips in spending. Some projects are scheduled more than five years away. Some practical suggestions for climate change action came forth: more would have been good. The case for the port and airport merger was unconvincing to me. Council will need to continue to do all it can to deliver in some way for new homes to be smaller, for highly productive land to be protected, and housing to be more intensive, and to plan for sea-level rise. At the end of the day, council’s main role is practical and the Long Term Plan is about the future, so the presentations which confined themselves to berating the council, while heartfelt, are of limited relevance to the deliberations as to the spending decisions for the future.



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The Station House Motel owners Darren Steel and Sylvie Prieur beside the new Heritage Golden Bay plaque. Photo: Ronnie Short.

of Gibbs Road and Elizabeth Street in 1901. That building still stands and is now operating as The Courthouse Cafe. When plans were drawn up in 1907 for a new police building, McNabb & Johnston were again contracted and the building was completed in March 1908 at its current site opposite the courthouse. The first occupant of that new police station was Constable John Timothy Foley, who served from 1898-1910. With the demise of mining and fewer issues of law and order, the station closed in 1959. Its last resident constable was Tom Kennedy (1955-1959). Brian Gillooly owned the house for some time before Jan and John Wilson-Riddell bought and renamed the villa “Skara Brae” in 1995. That name was a sentimental tribute to John’s former home in Scotland. Successive owners Jo and Pax Northover gifted Sylvie and Darren a picture of the house painted by artist Colin Coke, who used to live in Collingwood. The painting has pride of place alongside the entrance hallway photographs,


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which were left by Anne and Tony Wilkinson, the next owners. It was the Wilkinsons who changed the name of the establishment from Skara Brae to The Station House. Now 113 years old, The Station House is a well-loved home and motel for Sylvie and Darren, who have lived there since 2010 with their two children, Jaimie and Leroy. Sylvie pointed out that of the two front rooms, one was originally the police office and the other the town’s “drunk tank” as she calls it. The lock-up was a separate building situated at the side of the house, where the children’s trampoline now sits. Darren built the sturdy macrocarpa stand now displaying the historic plaque. He and Sylvie are thankful to Denny Gillooly who provided the photograph, to Golden Bay Heritage Society for paying half the cost, and to FreshChoice and Trash Palace. They also gave a special thank you to Sally. “Sally did everything - she wrote it up and brought it out - even though it was pouring with rain,” said Sylvie.

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Eric Wilson, a long-time Golden Bay resident was farewelled by family and friends at his well-attended woolshed wake at Easter 2021. Eric lived at Kaihoka at four different times during his life, first as a child when his father worked on a farm there. He remembered no road in then; the only access was across the mudflat at low tide. One evening, when his Mum was later coming home than planned, she and the kids wisely waited in the car for hours rather than risking being caught by the incoming tide. Things were different then – no cellphone or constant communication to tell her husband where they were. Eric’s education started by correspondence before the Wilson family moved to Purumahoi and he attended Onekaka School. He reminisced fondly about his years growing up: eeling in the creeks, playing at the beach, kicking a ball in the paddock, exploring the bush and only going to “town” in Takaka every few months. I n later years he would comment that the creeks, beach, paddocks and bush are still there just as they were when he was young, but now entertainment means going to other places. He went back to Kaihoka as a single man employed on weed control. There was no machinery or spray, so it was all on foot with grubber in hand. Later he returned to the farm again, working this time as a married man. Jobs were all manual, and stock work was on horses, requiring a big team of staff. Today it’s only two labour units. Eric worked at sawmills in Mangarakau and Puramahoi, but suffered arthritis in his huge feet. Mainly he was a driver all his life: delivery trucks, furniture trucks, log trucks. When carting logs in from Mangarakau he doubled as milk delivery service to the community. Cans of fresh milk were collected at Pakawau, transported unrefrigerated and dropped off to a home in the village. The lady of the house dispensed measured amounts into billys from neighbouring families and the farmer was paid appropriately. That was the original village m i l k s u p p l y, w i t h f e w regulations to deal with.

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Eric Wilson, 31 August 1935 – 17 April 2019. Photo: Supplied.

When driving across the Parapara causeway, Eric often remarked how much better it was than the longer, winding road upstream. That was another of his truck-driving jobs – hundreds of trips loading at a quarry on the west side then backing along the developing new road structure to dump rocks over the end. Back then there were no consent processes. How many Golden Bay roads might never have been formed with the current restrictions on soil, seabed and vegetation disturbance? Grader driving was another of Eric’s skills, using the oldfashioned machine where the operator stood to work levers and climbed down to adjust the blade angle with bolts. No computers and hydraulic pumps, but also no highly paid people above him giving directions about when, where and how to work. Today, where dead end roads finish, a sign now states “End of Council maintained road”. The local joke is that the road is so full of potholes, corrugations and lacking gravel that travellers need reassurance that it is being maintained to that standard. Though council budgets and annual plans don’t prioritise safety on rural roads, at least progress has been made improving machines for operator safety. When Eric was diagnosed with bladder cancer, his doctor asked if he had been exposed to diesel fumes. Sure he had – in those open cabs he worked in for years. Eric retired from driving and settled in his house-bus

Eric operating a ditch digger. Photo: Supplied.



Eric uses a grader to tow a crusher across the river. Photo: Supplied.

as “caretaker” on the Mangarakau wharf. Finally, he went back to Kaihoka, where he removed the engine from his bus, so we, his family knew he was staying. Eric leaves a legacy in his four children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He also leaves a legacy from all those hours on the roads, serving and contributing to the way of life we so often take for granted. He reckoned he lived through the good old days. As we deal with penalties, possible regulations and red-tape wrapping because we have kept our landscape outstanding, not drained wetlands and run our farming business in a coastal environment, I think he was absolutely right. Rest in peace, Grandad.

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CLASSIFIEDS SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro GOLF 4 May. Women’s Club Champs Finals: Intermediate, S Meredith bt S Rosser 2/1. Junior, C Le Comte bt M Dobbie 4/2. Closest to pins: 3/12, 9/18 R Lash. Twos: R Lash. 5 May. Stableford: S.Page 38, D Win 37, G Little 37. Closest to pins: 3/12 W Collie, 4/13 S Page, 8/17 B Osmond, 9/18 D Win. Twos: J Crocker, L Davidson, W Collie. Two 7/16: J Crocker. Best gross: D Win. 8 May. Bisque Bogey: R Miller +4, R Heuvel +4, A Trimmer +2. Closest to pins: 3/12 J Garner, 4/13 N Moore, 8/17 W Collie, 9/18 R Davis. Twos: R Davis. Happy wanderer: N Moore. BRIDGE Friday Champs 7 May. S Penny/T Thomas 59.13%; C Furness/S Van Wijngaarden 56.48%; L Godden/P Taylor 54.81%; h/cap: S Penny/T Thomas 67.33%; C Furness/S Van Wijngaarden 63.73%; L Godden/P Taylor 63.51%.

AGM NOTICES GOLDEN Bay Alpine and Tramping Club AGM, Golden Bay Community Hall, 25 May, 7.30pm. Presentation by Gaylene Wilkinson “Southern High - walking the spine of the South Island”. All welcome. POHARA Boat Club AGM, Wednesday 9 June, 7pm. We will be updating the Club Constitution. Nomination forms available by contacting the club. Nominations close 26 May at 5pm. Light supper provided after meeting. GOLDEN Valley’s Riding Club AGM and farm trek, Sunday 16 May, 12pm, BYO lunch, 35A Glenview Road. Farm trek weather dependent. RSVP to EAST Takaka Hall AGM, Thursday 20 May, 7.30pm at the hall. All East Takaka residents most welcome. Supper to follow. N Farr, secretary. GOLDEN Bay Animal Welfare Society AGM, Tuesday 18 May, 1pm, Anglican church hall behind the church. MARBLE Mountain Music Club AGM, Sunday 23 May, 5.30pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall. Share tea to follow.

PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui is relevant to customers of all banks. No need to have used ZOOM – the presentation will be projected on the new big screen – but bring your devices anyway. Queries to Karen ph 525 8874.

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.

GB Choir raffle results: first draw, Sharyn Snowden; second draw, Chris Griffiths; HealthPost pack, Hennie Pemberton. Thank you to all who contributed towards our fund raiser.

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To the Golden Bay Community I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU for the 8.5 years I have owned The Courthouse Cafe. You have enabled me to grow my business, provided support and helped our little cafe be a wee social hub! The quote “it takes a village to raise a child” has certainly applied to my girls. Thank you for shaping them into wonderful people. For all the staff who have been involved over the years, I could not have done it without you :) Welcome to Sue Dasler and Jon Fraser who are the new owners and will begin trading 25 May. Will look forward to visiting the Bay and seeing all your faces soon. Lots of love, Kylie Jamieson

WALLS, Hazel Florence, 18 December 1921- 4 May 2021. The whanau of Hazel would like to thank everyone who came to her farewell gathering on Saturday, following her private natural burial. We would especially like to thank her wonderful carers who made life at home possible for her until the time she needed more care: Christie, Sarah, Maggie, Kris and Pete, the team from Nurse Maude, the district nurses and, later on, the caring staff at Golden Bay Community Health.

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WE would like to thank the community of Patons Rock/ Puramahoi for all the kindness and generosity that has been shown to us since our house burned down on the night of 17 April. We have been overwhelmed by people’s thoughtfulness, especially our near neighbours. We would like to give a special thanks to the local fire brigade for all they did to try and save our property, and to St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church for their kind gift. Phill and Amanda Clapham.

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MOTUPIPI Indoor Bowling Club AGM, Tuesday 18 May, 1pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall, Commercial Street, Takaka. All members, players and interested folk asked to attend.

TAKAKA Drama Society: Paul Sangster, president, Gary Bowden, vice-president; Anita Hutchinson, immediate past president; Barbara Spooner, secretary; Nick Farr, treasurer. Ccommittee members: Linda Sharp, Sally Gaffney, Hobie Mercer, Inna Dooley, Diane Langford and Terry Langford. Thank you to everyone who attended or sent apologies.

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I am pleased to advise that I have sold Golden Bay Surveyors to Vergne Wilson. The sale was not an easy decision, but I have come to realise that to provide competent and up-to-date advice you have to be full time in the industry – part time is not a viable option. I have enjoyed working with the Golden Bay community over the years and in particular some very loyal and repeat clients, and to these I offer my sincere thanks. However, I won’t be missing my dealings with Council. The contacts for Golden Bay Surveyors remains unchanged as the sale includes the original phone number 525 8241, and the email address, Also, all the files, records and the survey equipment have been transferred. Vergne’s mobile is 027 307 7824. Vergne is a fully qualified and well experienced Registered Professional Surveyor, and will be providing a full land development consultancy service including resource management advice, surveying for subdivisions, boundaries, topographical and set-outs. I wish Vergne well in taking over the practice, and I will be staying on in a minor consultancy role for a 6-month changeover period. Martin Potter THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 14 MAY 2021

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

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Ph 525 9868 or 027 928 3314

64 Meihana Street, Takaka 7110 03 525 9113

We now stock beautiful indoor pots & a few house plants– watch this space as we make room for LOTS more house plants to come! A huge delivery of terracotta pots & bowls have arrived, great prices, come check them out!

*charges may apply


FREEVIEW satellite TV. Ph 027 246 2432.

ACUPUNCTURE: Japanese style, gentle and effective for a range of health needs. Cosmetic acupuncture also available. Ph/txt Lynne Cooper 027 221 0045.

FRUIT pruning (stone and pip fruit), garden advice, design and development, soil testing, orchard work. Sol Morgan, GroWise Consultancy, ph 027 514 9112.




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

FUNERAL directors, Matuku Funerals. Cremation, regular and eco-burials. Professional, caring and budget conscious with exceptional customer service. Proud member of the FDANZ. Laura and Mark Manson, East Takaka, ph 525 7399, 027 777 4738, 027 525 7399.

Fantstic range of

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

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

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


Seasonal deals on pour-ons

Buy 20L EPIMAX and get a

FREE CROCKPOT! See in store for details

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,

ANEL BAKER Physiotherapy at 22 Meihana Street, Takaka. Ph/txt for an appointment 021 053 4337. AROHA Health Spa. Massage: deep tissue, relaxation and clinical; structural bodywork, myofascial release, infrared sauna, spa bath, facials, holistic health and more. Open from 9.30am onwards. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. Ph 525 8870. BODY and mind Swedish massage for relaxation, naturopathy, quantum healing hypnosis. Ph Natascha Sobrino MSc Dip Nat 027 517 1943. Open Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays, Health Centre, Takaka. CAROLYN Simon, Craniosacral therapist, naturopath, medical herbalist. For appointments or flower essences text 027 483 5865, ph 525 8544.

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

COMPLETE Healthcare with NIS by Neurolink, using neuroscience principles to achieve optimum health. 2020 Masters series. Practitioner Anne Michell. Ph 525 8733 or 027 751 7970.

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

ERICA van Sint Annaland Physiotherapy, Golden Bay Community Health. ACC and private visits. Ph 027 776 6111.

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

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.

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

LAWNMOWING,, ph 027 690 0769.

LISA Williams, registered medical herbalist, iridologist, Reiki master, reflexology, herbal apothecary. www. Ph 525 6150, txt 027 451 9797.

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

MASSAGE and Bowen therapy. Ph Thomas 022 160 9101.

ORANGE Rentals have rental cars, trailers and a furniture trailer available for hire. Ph 027 337 7147.

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

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.


PGG Wrightson Takaka Store Buxton Lane, Takaka | 525 7891

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.



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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@ SIMON Jones: Counselling, mediation, coaching. 28 years’ experience. Ph 525 8542.♥ 5258106 Grace SMember hieldsNZAC. 021346642 BTSM, RMT MNZ

Gift Vouchers Available

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 ,

Healing with Grace


Valid to Golden Bay residents for your first 1 hour booking (normally $70 now $35) Emma Sutherland ND Naturopath/Massage Therapist/Reiki Master P 027 487 2639 Email:

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

FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348. SLASH your electricity bill. Install a grid-connect PV system. Professional design and install. Ph Paul Stocker, Azimuth Renewables, 525 6019.


021 346642 ♥ 525 8106

ONEKAKA Woods will be having more trees milled by Tim Eckert in July or August. Mainly blackwood. For anyone who has been trying to get me on my cellphone, well, I’ve lost it so the only way now is ph 525 9422 and ask for Humfrey. SUBARU, 2012 Impreza XV, 2.0i-S, auto, 171,000km, good condition. Ph 027 333 7983. FORD 4600 tractor, new front tyres and battery, front-end loader, forks, bucket and grab. $7,500. Ph Mark 027 238 0519.

LOST AND FOUND / Ngaronga/Kitenga LOST. Plastic kayak from Milnthorpe, sometime since 15 March. Orangey-red Dancer. Red floatation bags. Ph 027 228 7470. LOST. Cream drape curtain with hooks and runners, from Senior Citizens’ Hall. Ph 525 9301.


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

Readings with Master Reader Nate

021 158 2357 | Ph 022 093 0624

Reiki Master: healer

SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea THE Wholemeal Cafe is looking for a second head barista. Set days, set hours, permanent position in our iconic busy cafe. See Facebook for more details. Apply to

Grant Watson

Providing Golden Bay with: Professional, Diagnostic, Clinical Physio & Massage Therapy services ACC registered Provider • • • • • •

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

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

Call 0800 749 739 for info or an appointment today

Lolly Dadley-Moore RCST, PACT Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Specialising to optimise health, resolve pain, trauma and injury. Working with individuals, children and babies. ꟾ

Ph 027 338 9504

Chiropractor Inga Schmidt

Manipulative Physiotherapist

Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

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

Golden Bay Community Health Vacancy Casual Receptionist / Administrator We are looking for a suitably qualified candidate in the following casual position:

RECEPTIONIST / ADMINISTRATOR to join our busy team. If you have two to three years’ experience in an administrative support role and demonstrated competence in using Microsoft Office and/or Indici or other PMS, we would welcome your application For a job description and application form go to or please contact Practice Coordinator for further information

021 180 7789

If this sounds like you, please send your CV and application to or NBPH, PO Box 1776 Nelson 7040.

Position closes Friday 21 May 2021

MSc (Chiro), DC, MNZCA

Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St ACC registered


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.



4 Collinson Street, Pakawau

Need Us

New Listing

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For Sale: TENDER Open Home: Call Billy or Sam to view GOLDEN BAY COASTAL LAND - Offered to the market for the first time, this ten acre lifestyle block is a stunner! Imagine the home or hideaway you can craft for yourself on this rich emerald blank canvas. Situated approx 13kms from Collingwood, on the way to Farewell Spit and surrounded by the beautiful coastal environment this area is famous for. Living here will give you vast panoramic views of the Bay, with an opportunity to live closer to nature .

57 Abel Tasman Drive, Takaka Billy Kerrisk 0276085606 Sam Goffriller 0273014209

Call Us

Ray White is proud to support

Healthy Homes Standards New requirements for landlords

No need to panic We will be hosting our very own

Pink Ribbon Morning Tea

Call me for free, no obligation information

Friday 28th May 2021 10am at our Ray White Office

Donations are highly appreciated and will be raffled in support of the Breast Cancer Foundation. Please help us, help them

Jenna Bowden - 027 525 7229 -

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

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


EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē Saturday, 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. KORORA’S NEST, Pohara. Open Wednesday-Monday for coffee, lunch, snacks, drinks and dinner. Weekdays, 11am- late; weekends, 9am-late. Ph 03 970 3291. 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. Open 5 days from 8.30am, closed Monday, Tuesday. Ph 525 9396.

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

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē



Ask for a coffee card and get every 10th coffee FREE OAKLANDS MILK now available FRESH FISH: Fresh fish sales on Wednesday - pre-order by midday Mondays. Hoping to have fresh Bluff Oysters available Thursdays but there are limited numbers so pre-order to secure. TAKEAWAYS: Open Friday & Saturday 5pm till 7:30ish. Order at the door or phone orders 525 9591 STORE HOURS: Mon-Thurs 7am-6pm, Friday 7am-7pm(ish), Saturday 8am-7pm(ish), Sunday 8am-6pm Proud Supporters of the Motupipi School

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.

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. We will close at 3pm on Monday 17 May and reopen Tuesday 25 May. 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, Monday-


152 High Street, Motueka Ph 027 528 7205


LEARNING / Akonga / Huarahi ako/mahi CAITLIN Welsh, piano teacher, for all styles, grades, exams and budding musicians. Txt 020 4088 1557.

Golden Bay Workcentre Trust


“Nature to Abstraction” - Find your inner artist Tutor: Elaine Robinson Wednesdays 6.30pm – 9.30pm over 7 weeks 19th May – 30th June Course fee $25 plus supply own materials. Places limited. Email Alli,

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,

Eastern Bays Community Conservation Forum

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.

Saturday May 15th 10am-12pm Pohara Hall

“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

Davey Hughes Swazi Guy

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

Break The Rules and Live Your Dreams Davey Hughes, Adventurer and Founder of Swazi Apparel


For further information read the article in Fri 7th May edition of The GB Weekly or contact:

He’s an international hunter, traveller, best-selling author and owner of outdoor clothing company, Swazi.

MARKET AT TELEGRAPH HOTEL. See ad at top of this page.

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.”

TUESDAY 18 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. Paradise Entertainment and Collingwood On the Spot store are our agents. Or email us: Office hours are Monday-Wednesday, 9am-5pm. See the website for advertising prices or to read the paper online.

Live or play in the Wainui to Motupipi Township area and would like to see biodiversity protected and enhanced? Join us to discuss what we have and what more we can do to protect this slice of paradise.

Hosted by Project Mohua and supported by DOC and TDC.

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:



COSTUME HIRE. Playhouse, Park Avenue, 7-8.30pm. After hours ph Diane 525 8097, evenings. ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10am12.30pm, Onekaka Hall. FREE ZOOM INTERNET BANKING WORKSHOP – see details under Public Notices.

THURSDAY 20 MAY DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 9-11am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007.

LATER EVENTS ZEN MEDITATION RETREAT. Theme: Our Deepest Ecology. 4-7 June, Shambhala retreat centre, Onekaka. Registrations at or ph/txt Sage 021 070 0656. JOY OF WRITING CLASS, Thursday 20 May, 10am-12.30pm for four weeks, $95, Clifton area. Free up your writing voice to tell the stories only you can tell. Taught by Award-Winning writer Diane Covington-Carter. Email or txt 027 502 1807. MOTUPIPI HALL, SOUP AND DESSERT LUNCHEON, Saturday 22 May, 12pm, $15. GB CHARITY BALL, tickets from NBS. $65 single/$120 couple. A fundraiser for emergency services in Golden Bay.


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The Mussel Inn Coming Up...

Sat 15th TIM ALLEN AND THE TWO + Reece Milton + Laura-Mae, $10 tickets online Wed 19th FORGOTTEN ATLAS, $10 Thu 20th QUIZ, 7.30pm Sat 22nd BOB DYLAN’S 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - 80 SONGS! Open mic - from dance beneath a diamond sky with one hand waving free... Tue 25th OSCAR LADELL - solo, $10 door Thu 27th LIVE POETS/ACID ON THE MICROPHONE 7.30pm, koha Sat 29th CAITLIN SMITH and her imaginary band, $20 Sun 30th The famous MUSSEL INN BEER TASTING C O M P E T I T I O N . $25 entry, email to register.

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TWO DEBATES Chaired by Neil Wilson.

Fri 21st May 2021


Social media has improved human communication

Pre-buy tickets at Pohutakawa Gallery or the Village Theatre. Movie-ticket prices! Bar available. Doors open 7pm

GB High School vs Collingwood Area School


Older people vs each other

People should always only speak the truth

What do YOU think? What do YOU think?



03 5258453


UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere U3A welcomes

Gillian Wratt, Chair of the Steering Group for the Antarctic Science Platform,

who will give a presentation on “Antarctica – Governance and Science”, which will cover NZ’s involvement in Antarctic research, particularly that affecting the climate. Gillian also has many other interests - Chair of Project Janszoon Board, and of the Nelson/Tasman Cycle Trail Trust – and is a white-water kayaker and mountain biker par excellence! .Senior Citizens’ Hall, Friday 28 May, 10.30am. All welcome. Non-members a gold coin.

QUEENS BIRTHDAY WEEKEND Friday 4th, Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th June • • • • •

Finding You (PG) Mortal Kombat (R16) The Father (M) Finding You (PG) Six Minutes to Midnight (M) The Father (M) The Father (M) Mortal Kombat (R16) Matinee: Six Minutes to Midnight (M) Land (M) Girls can’t Surf (M) **Live Debate** Fabulous Entertainment! Local High School students & Adults Tickets: Pohutukawa Gallery or Village Theatre Sat 22 4.30 Finding You (PG) 7.30 Mortal Kombat (R16) Sun 23 4.30 Land (M) 7.30 Six Minutes to Midnight (M) Fri

14 4.30 7.30 Sat 15 4.30 7.30 Sun 16 4.30 7.30 Wed 19 4.30 7.30 Thu 20 1.00 7.30 Fri 21 4.30 7.30

PrizesPrizes for


Pig of the Bay 1st & 2nd

 Pig Of The Bay 1st & 2nd Largest Tusks  Largest Tusks Sow  Heaviest Heaviest Sow Weight  Average Average Weight Deer  Heaviest Heaviest Deer

Kids Entries (12 & under) Kids Entries (12 & under)

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Programmes to listen out for

Film information may be found at

Lounging at the Gecko


Join Moux and Ted every week to hear about the films coming up at The Gecko Theatre, Motueka’s alternative digital movie lounge.Airs Thursday afternoons at 2.30 and replays Saturday afternoons at 2.30.

Saturday 15th May

tempo schmempo



Chris Edgley takes you on a 2-hour journey back in time featuring music from the last 60 years, show is starting again the first week of June and will air Tuesdays from 6pm, replaying on Saturday at midnight.

Saturday 22nd May

BUTTERFACE Saturday 29th May

GB associated football club fundraiser



60 minutes of anything French, this programme will give you an opportunity to listen to French chit chat, music and interviews in French with some activities or resources provided in for Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough region. Hosts Axel and Nathalie will share a bit of their experiences in France and other French-speaking countries while entertaining you with their “bavardages”.

Saturday 5th June

the tech room


Fiday 18th June

roots & fruits


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


Golden Bay weather forecast

Sunday: Gusty northwesterlies with some heavy showers. Southwesterlies developing late morning and becoming fine. Monday: Northwesterlies becoming strong and gusty. Showers over Kahurangi and a few elsewhere later. Tuesday: Strong southwesterlies, easing later. A few showers at first, then mainly fine and cloudy intervals. Sollys Contractors are proud sponsors of this weather forecast. Enquiries phone: 03 525 9843 Disclaimer: This forecast is a personal interpretation complied from public information provided by NZ Metservice and other public sources. It is a local forecast and no liability is implied or accepted.



Proudly sponsors Golden Bay Tide Watch

2 Commercial Street, Takaka ꟾ Ph 525 7305

Valid from Friday 14 May until Tuesday 18 May

Saturday: Northwesterlies. Showers over Kahurangi and a few elsewhere at first, then becomg fine.

All proceeds to Nelson/Marlborough rescue Helicopter.



Bookings phone 525 8453

Friday: Northerlies developing. Fine at first but cloud increasing with some rain from evening.

$20 per person. Entry forms & rules at the Bar. Kids under 12 free.

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