The GB Weekly - 21 May 2021

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Maidens’ game of two halves

Shield Maidens’ keeper Liz Egan rushes outfrom her goalmouth to foil a Waimea College attack. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

Golden Bay’s Shield Maidens faced Waimea College in Saturday’s women’s fixture at the Rec Park. The match turned out to be a classic game of two halves, with the Shield Maidens being put to the sword in the first 45 minutes before regrouping ahead of a swashbuckling secondhalf performance. From the start, the Maidens chased down their opponents, but Waimea moved the ball quickly to probe the Maidens’ defence and create numerous openings. After 10 minutes of stout resistance, the home side’s back line was breached by a firm strike which gave Maidens’ brave keeper Liz Egan no chance. After the ball hit the back of their net, confidence appeared to seep out of the Maidens’ defensive players who, despite some impressive individual performances, were not working fully as a unit. The visitors, sensing a potential weakness, heaped on the pressure and over the next 15 minutes extended their

lead to 3-0. It wasn’t all one-way traffic, though. The Maidens had their moments and created several chances, but were denied by some solid Waimea defending. For 20 minutes the score remained unchanged as the home side worked their way back into the game and the defenders started to back each other up. Just as it appeared that fortunes might change, however, Waimea were awarded an indirect free kick on the edge of the Maidens’ penalty area. While the defensive wall was being organised, and without waiting for the referee’s whistle, Waimea took the kick which ricocheted off a defender and into the goal. Seconds later, when the whistle did blow, it was to signal the end of the first half. The Maidens emerged from the break with a renewed sense of purpose and a gritty determination. The more secure back line allowed midfield and forward players the freedom to go on the offensive, and within five minutes of the restart, Tiana Olney slotted

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home a neat finish to open the home side’s account. An increasingly cohesive, confident and expansive Maidens launched a series of penetrating raids down both flanks and were unlucky not to add to their score when Tiana’s sweetly-struck shot, which the Waimea keeper could only watch, sailed wide, inches from the upright. As the game drew to a close, it looked like the Maidens would “win” the second-half, but with almost the last kick of the game, Waimea netted again, taking the final score to 1-5. Addressing his players before they left the pitch, Maidens’ coach Phil Smith lauded their performance. “The second half was awesome… You kept the pressure on until the end. You may have lost the game but you were not beaten.” A few minutes later Phil said he believes his young squad are making solid progress. “They are becoming more cohesive as a team. They are still learning to play as a team, still gelling.” New listings wanted! Call Billy or Sam to find out how we can get the best price possible for your biggest asset Billy Kerrisk 0276085606 - Sam Goffriller 0273014209




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No option D for dam JO RICHARDS

Tasman District ratepayers will continue to subsidise the irrigators’ $25.2m share of Waimea Dam cost overruns following Monday ’s vote by Tasman Distric t councillors. The vote, part of week-long deliberations on the Long Term Plan (LTP), saw councillors back a revised version of TDC’s preferred option A. The original option A, as detailed in the LTP consultation document, proposed a mixture of targeted and district-wide rates with $14.6m collected via a targeted rate on irrigators plus $10.6m from general ratepayers. The revised option A details a combination of contractual arrangements and district-wide rate limited to five years. The revision was made following negotiations with Waimea Irrigators Ltd, Waimea Water Ltd and Crown Irrigation Investments Ltd. Under the revised proposal TDC will not recover the $25.2m cost overrun through a new targeted rate on irrigators but instead use district-wide funding for the first five years, with an irrigator-pays mechanism supposedly kicking in after that. The vote effectively rules out option D, which was supported by around 85 per cent of those who provided feedback during the consultation process, for at least the next five years, and it is uncertain what will happen at the end of this period. Neither Golden Bay ward councillors backed option D, but six of their colleagues – Ann Turley, Dana Wensley, Mark Greening, Trindi Walker, Dean McNamara and David Ogilivie – came out in favour. Details of the revised option A, along with a recommendation to support it, was presented to councillors in a supplementary report prepared by TDC’s corporate and governance services manager Mike Drummond. The document implies that pressure from Waimea Irrigators Limited, including the threat of legal action should option D be adopted, led to the new proposal. The report states: “Staff consider that this approach [revised option A] carries a much lower level of litigation risk than a targeted rate approach as envisioned under option D.” The report also states that the revised option A is “a reasonably practical option” as WIL are “willing to consider it” and it is “more acceptable to Waimea Irrigators shareholders..” Despite extensive public consultation on the LTP, there will be no opportunity for the public to have a say on the... Continued on page 2

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NO OPTION D FOR DAM Continued from page 1 ...revised option A, a position which council justifies in the report, stating it “has a good understanding of the community’s views and preferences on the options outlined in the consultation document and that those views and preferences provide a good basis for input into the decision making on revised Option A”. Neither will other parties, including dam critics Water Information Network, be granted any further opportunity to provide input to the ongoing negotiation between council and the major stakeholders in the dam project. Should WIL refuse to sign up to the new proposal, then TDC will default to its original preferred option, according to the report. “If the revised option A arrangements cannot be settled by 4 June 2021 then the original proposal option A should be given effect.” Either way, ratepayers will be expected to fund a proportion of the irrigators’ share of Waimea Dam cost blowouts for a minimum of five years.



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Affordable home-building begins JO RICHARDS

Less than five months after its launch, a Golden Bay initiative to support affordable accommodation has reached a milestone with Tasman District Council agreeing to support the construction of two houses for the elderly in Takaka. If all goes according to plan, the new residences should be occupied by the end of next month. The specific proposal put forward by Golden Bay/Mohua Affordable Housing Trust (MAHT) will see two new units built at the rear of existing community cottages at 189 Commercial Street. The development – the first stage in the roll out of an ambitious plan for over 100 affordable homes – is comprised of a pair of architect-designed two bedroom 60-square metre houses which will be built by contractors from Golden Bay and Motueka, using local suppliers. The construction will be managed by the trust. Trustee Dr Chris Bennett says the Commercial Street dwellings are designed to be easily accessible and will be fitted out to a high standard. “The buildings will have external ramps for access, doors wide enough for wheelchairs and bathrooms especially designed for easy use. They will also be full equipped with brand new appliances and

An image of the type of house that will be constructed at 189 Commercial Street. Note: access ramps will be installed at the pensioner dewellings. Photo: Supplied.

heat pumps.” He explains how the financing and management of the scheme will work. “MAHT will meet all construction costs then own and manage the properties covering all running and maintenance costs for 35 years from rents, before handing ownership over to Tasman District Council to be added to the Council’s housing stock.” The trust’s proposal was widely supported by TDC’s Operations Committee. Committee chair and Tasman deputy mayor Stuart Bryant stated that the approval would allow the project to move forward to the next phase and believes the initiative could form the blueprint

for future community housing developments across the entire Tasman District. Also in the trust’s pipeline is the construction of a further dwelling at Rockville, on the Collingwood-Bainham Road, but TDC are yet to sign off the requisite building consent. I n t h e m e a nt i m e, s o m e p ra c t i c a l considerations need to be addressed. “We are seeking skilled general carpentry/building workers to join our team constructing our affordable houses. Full- or part-time,” says Chris, who is also looking for ways to fund the construction of 100 more homes. “Now we need to sort out the finance.”

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It was standing room only for latecomers to the Climate Love Talks hosted at the Mussel Inn last Thursday. The talks form part of the Climate Love initiative driven by Bay local Charlotte Squire. “The objective [of Climate Love] is a solutions approach to low carbon projects within the local community.” The talk format was inspired by the Japanese storytelling concept of PechaKucha, whereby a presenter shows 20 slides for 20 seconds, with commentary on each, the idea being to “talk less, show more”. Each of the nine speakers showcased their prop, explained their project, with a consistent theme of soil health and the importance of custodial land care for future generations. Limited to just six minutes each (some definitely wanted to go for longer), the speakers were still compelling and there were plenty of highlights: Gabby Hollis displayed her ingenious prop: “her own two hands”. Her talk, entitled “The Hitchhikers Guide to Not Mowing your Lawn” detailed her family’s sweat, tears and experimental journey in transforming a quarter-acre lawn into a food forest. Their goal was “to see how much they could grow in a small space”. Ten years later, their forest provides the family with bounty – “fruit, nut or vegetable”– from their forest for eleven months of the year. And no more lawns to mow. Golden Bay High School students and executive team members Mo Balfour and Zoe Carlton are each responsible for developing a school focus area (academic and environmental respectively). Benefiting from incredible school and community support, they have created a school garden. Their objective is to grow food, support the environment and educate their peers about the science behind gardening (chemical, biological and environmental) “in a way that is fun.” They have built beds, planted, managed pests and are currently harvesting lettuce and spinach – which they hope to distribute in the community. Trained in conventional horticulture, Jacqueline Allen from Parapara Organics spoke of the necessity of “soil as a living vital network.” Jacqueline and her partner are running the Eden Project – a volunteer-based and experimental community forest garden which mimics the stratification and symbiotic

GBHS students Zoe Carlton and Mo Balfour present their school gardening project to the crowd. Photo: Rosa Volz.

relationships found in nature – “but sways food production in our favour”. “Everything has a place and purpose; everything is recycled. Humans have lost their place in nature, and forest gardens are a way to redress that balance.” Organiser Charlotte says: “I felt overjoyed that so many people showed up to hear the stories of those inspiring local change-makers, the type of people I write about each month in Climate Love. It’s affirming that this progress I feel so passionate about matters to others too.”


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Local dads Nathaniel Petterson, Ben Bodley and Rowan Miller “had the boys around” a couple of weeks ago. A group of 10 boys aged between 8-13 gathered at Mamaku Grove in Hamama for the first new ICONZ group session in several years. A subsidiary of Boys Brigade New Zealand, ICONZ aims to provide strong role-modelling for boys in a safe and fun environment. With the tagline “Faith, blood, mud, fire, water, speed, smash and build,” the programme emphasises teamwork, confidence, leadership, and outdoor action with Christian values-based teaching – all the while letting boys be boys. Perfect weather accompanied two hours of fun activities, the first being a live game of battleships. Split into two teams, the boys took up positions lying on either side of a tarpaulin barrier, attempting to guess each other’s position and score hits with a gently lobbed roll of toilet paper. In the tradition of the board game, there was no visual contact between the two sides – although uncontrolled laughter often gave away a player’s location to the other team. Having set the tone, the two teams bonded during a refreshment break in front of a crackling fire, and then a short talk followed, where Nathaniel explained the values behind ICONZ, and its badge-earning system. Fired up, the boys then piled outside again to see a demonstration from an impressive timber catapult. Their first project will be to design and build something similar to earn their first badge. “We were really pleased with the launch and with a great bunch of kids that all seem pretty keen to get stuck in and

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D is not for Dam?

Dear Cr Butler, will the council go with option D? If we believe in democracy, and the representation that you as an elected person have indicated to honour, you have to vote for option D. Is that correct? That vote total was from all the wards collectively, not just Golden Bay, so it is representing the will of the whole district. In your piece (GBW 14/5) you state at the end, ”...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”. I thought the whole reason for holding public submissions on the LTP is to give ratepayers influence and guidance to decision making that you and your colleagues are appointed to uphold. I do not understand your statement “while heartfelt, are of limited relevance...” Are you saying we are wasting our emotions and time to participate in an open democracy and how our future is shaped? Please tell me why you make this statement. Reg Turner

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You! Yes you...are invited to join Davey Hughes, aka the Swazi guy, at a free event at the Rec Park Centre next Thursday. The Rural Support Trust (RST) is set up and funded to support rural people. That’s each of us. Their reason for being is to “provide assistance of whatever kind is necessary to help rural communities in personal, social or financial stress.” We each deal with many stresses in work, life, relationships, business, school, expectations, regulations and other issues. In the face of these ongoing challenges it’s not always easy for RST to know how to best support communities, and enhance wellbeing and resilience of rural people. This time, RST has chosen to organise an evening to give people a reason to get off farm, out of their home, have a roast meat sandwich, some entertainment, a cuppa and get-together. You may not need support right now, but you may be the one to chat to someone who does. Resilient communities are built up by building each other up. The speaker is Davey Hughes, the Swazi guy, conservationist and adventure racer, but this is not just about the opportunity to hear him. It’s much more about the opportunity to come together for food, friendship, and social chat. Everyone is welcome, and please bring a friend. As someone involved with RST I encourage you to come along. Thursday 27 May at the Rec Park Centre, Takaka, 6pm social hour, 6.30pm Davey’s presentation. Free tickets are available from And, most importantly, there is a phone number you can ring any time to talk to a Rural Support Trust co-ordinator about any issues 0800 787 254.

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WINNERS OF THE BOOK GIVEAWAY The Gypsy in Mike Scott’s book The Last 8 Possessions, told the author “if a man owns more than eight possessions, he doesn’t own them, they own him” and our competition was to discover what readers thought could be their last eight possessions. The challenge to decide on your last eight possessions was interpreted variously – imaginatively, indulgently, practically and hilariously. Well done for all those who attempted this complicated test. The call was not only answered from Golden Bay – it also achieved international attention. For the judges it was also a challenge. Should two Pomeranians be counted together or separately and are “at least two pairs of undies” consumer items and therefore not to be counted? There was a long procession of very sensible items you offered. A set of top-to-toe merinos were very practical, and most submitters felt that some sort of internet connected device was indispensable, which many these days feel is true. The judges liked the homely suggestions of “my breakfast bowl” and “Green Goddess Comfrey ‘n Tea tree Ointment” and sympathised with those who valued most highly chocolate, multi-vitamins and “the title to my property”. However, the winning entry rejected modern nonsense and the judges felt that if survival were the test, both the winner and the runner-up would very probably have a better chance of negotiating Armageddon. The winner, through a light-hearted attitude to life, and second-place getter for a clear practicality. The winner of the competition, after an excruciating morning of indecision by the judges, was voted as Belinda Wylie, whose contribution was a nice combination of the practical and the possible with a garnish of the humour without which life today would be impossible. It also implicitly recognised that today the chances are vanishingly remote that anyone in our indulgent society could exist with only

Winner Belinda Wylie with her must-have items. Photo: Supplied.

eight possessions. Here is the winning list of Belinda Wylie: A sloop; 20 litres of fresh water; gold earing; sack of rolled oats; tramping boots; a roll of $500 dollars in $5 notes; matches; knife And here is the runner-up list from Ollie Carterton: Horse; cart; axe; pot; knife; rifle; banjo; good friend We think the gypsy in the book would like both of them, so each will win a copy of The Last 8 Possessions by Mike Scott. Copies of the book are available from Take Note or by phoning Liz Thomas 525 7035.

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Answers to your COVID-19 vaccine questions Here are the answers to your frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, the plan, and how it will roll out for our whānau and our communities: Do we have enough vaccine? We have arrangements in place with Pfizer, our vaccine supplier, to receive enough vaccine for everyone in New Zealand, aged 16 and over, to receive two doses before the end of the year. The vaccine is much sought after globally, and Pfizer can’t supply all of it at once, or even in a few short months. We are receiving regular deliveries over 2021. That’s one of the reasons we’re pacing the vaccine rollout across the whole of the year. Our supply will get tight towards the end of June, but we are expecting bigger deliveries from July to stock us back up.

Where are we up to with our rollout? We are slightly ahead of schedule with the rollout. We have made good progress in vaccinating Group 1 (border workers and the people they live with), and Group 2 is well underway (this includes high-risk frontline workers and people living in high-risk places). We will start to vaccinate people in Group 3 (including everyone over 65, disabled people and people with underlying health conditions) at the end of May. Some district health boards have started limited vaccination of Group 3 already to make best use of the vaccine supply they have. See what vaccination group you are in at

Can all the members of my household also get vaccinated? Group 2 includes older Māori and Pacific people. If that’s you, and you are being cared for by whānau, your household members and carers can also be vaccinated. Other people in Group 2 can also get the vaccine, but the people they live with aren’t being vaccinated yet. That’s because we are prioritising people most at risk of getting seriously sick or dying if they get the virus. We also need to manage the numbers of people being vaccinated at any one time, to ensure a smooth rollout.

People in Group 2 include frontline health workers and long-term residential care workers. If you are in these groups and haven’t been contacted by your employer or health provider yet, please contact them to book an appointment. The vaccine is free for everyone aged 16 or over. There will be enough available to vaccinate everyone aged 16 and over by the end of the year, but we have to pace ourselves.

How effective is the vaccine, and what does 95% mean? This vaccine is highly effective if people have both doses. That means, if you do catch COVID-19, you are far less likely to fall seriously ill or transmit the virus to others. Studies have shown that 95% of people who received both doses of the vaccine were protected against getting seriously ill.

How do we know it’s safe? Medsafe (New Zealand’s medicines safety authority) only grants consent for a vaccine to be used in Aotearoa once they’re satisfied it’s safe and effective to use. All COVID-19 vaccines go through the same safety steps, and must meet the same robust standards. There have been no shortcuts taken in granting approval.

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Small Print makes big impression


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Studying The Small Print: A selection of the works currently on show at Takaka’s Art Vault. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

Good things often come in small packages – and art is no exception. Currently showing at Takaka’s Art Vault, The Small Print exhibition shows what big ideas – and a bit of know-how – can achieve on a small A4 canvas, and it certainly makes an impression. The Takaka show, a stop on the exhibition’s tour, features 96 petite prints, all of which have created by New Zealand contemporary printmakers. The diversity of subjects and styles reflects, not just the artist’s imagination, but also the type of printing used. A wide range of printing techniques are represented by the exhibits – from etching to letterpress, and from woodcut to intaglio. Despite the endless variety of the work, all pieces are priced the same – at $100 – and can be taken away by the purchaser immediately. But any gaps created by sales won’t last long because they will quickly be filled by other small prints.


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For those who would like to discover how these works are created, local artist Kathy Reilly is hosting a print-making demonstration at the Art Vault with date and time to be announced shortly. For Kathy, the Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ), who sponsor the tour, is an important association for her art practice. “They offer consistent and continuous learning and networking opportunities, mentoring, exhibition opportunities, and the chance to participate in projects through PCANZ’s links with international printmaking institutions,” says Kathy, who is delighted with the latest show. “As a member run organisation, many of us play a part in bringing printmaking to a wider audience throughout the country, and in that regard, it has been great to work with Art Vault again to bring The Small Print to Takaka for the second time.” The Small Print, is at the Art Vault, Takaka, from 10 May-26 June. Open 11am-3pm, Monday-Friday; 10am-2pm, Saturday.


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Tove Ditlevsen is regarded as one of Denmark’s most important contemporary authors. Childhood, Youth, Dependency was originally published in three separate volumes. It is the searingly honest account of Tove Ditlevsen’s life from her upbringing in Vesterbro, a workingclass district of Copenhagen in the 1920s, to her success as a poet and author and ongoing struggle with drug addiction. Her childhood is pictured in vivid detail. She, her parents and older brother Edvin live in a two-bedroom apartment. There is little privacy. She is a sensitive, oftenmisunderstood child, observant and perceptive. The poor neighbourhood and its inhabitants are recalled with clarity by the writer who, looking back, is able to interpret and understand the complexity of the emotion which troubled her as a child. Very early on in her life she began to write poetry, but her poems, often dealing with love, are ridiculed by her father. He tells her that a girl can’t be a poet, and she makes up her mind not to show them to anyone. Several poems, written at this time, are quoted. They are gentle and romantic. The first volume, Childhood, ends with her confirmation and her entry into the adult world of work. At this time the threat of Nazi Germany is beginning to loom over Europe. Surprisingly, perhaps, the eventual occupation of Denmark does not figure largely in Tove Ditlevsen’s memoirs. Occasionally a newspaper article will be referred to, or a boyfriend threatens to join the Resistance. So in the second volume, Youth, Tove comes of age. At 18, she is allowed to leave home and live independently. She has longed for the freedom this brings. Although the room she can afford to rent is sparsely furnished and unheated, and the landlady unsympathetic, she is able to concentrate on her writing. During this time she takes on a variety of jobs, forms significant relationships and has the thrill of seeing her poetry first published. She marries, rather impulsively, the man who has helped her to achieve this ambition – Viggo Mǿller, a much older man, from whom she is eventually divorced. She is to be married and divorced three more times and there is a growing realisation that she might never achieve an emotional fulfillment. In the third volume, Dependency, Tove Ditlevsen achieves the fame and recognition as a writer that she has always craved, but her life descends into a cycle of depression, drugs and dependency. Her painful struggle with addiction is described with honesty. Although this part of her story is tragic, as we remember the sensitive little girl and the ambitious young woman whose life has been destroyed almost wilfully, the writing is so clear and compelling that the reader is drawn into genuine sympathy with the author. The translation from Danish must be given true respect for this. As with Elena Ferrants’s Neapolitan novels, the details of another time and another culture are vividly created, and this is a truly memorable book. 7

Sustainable Hui cultivates resilient Bay community

A sharing session in the mental and emotional wellbeing panel discussion which took place on the second day of the Hui. Photo: Supplied. SOL MORGAN

The sixth Annual Sustainable Golden Bay Hui, held on 1-2 May, again brought people together with the aim of “cultivating resilient communities”. The wide range of topics included natural beekeeping, time banking, non-toxic building, bio-diverse riparian plantings on farms, and energy options for the Bay. A workshop on the importance of play captivated the audience throughout the weekend. The first session held the “big picture space” with a presentation by representatives of the Mohua 2042 Sustainability Strategy team. Since the 2019 Hui, the team has consulted the community and crafted a document that aims to summarise the vision and aspirations of our community. Leading the session, Debbie Pearson shared: “Our vision is for a flourishing community that is adaptable, caring and inclusive. We work in concert with nature to preserve and improve our environment. Our sustainable approach inspires others.” Of the 11 categories, a lot is happening on the topic of Healthy Ecosystems. However, gaps identified a greater understanding of how to reduce our human impact on the environment. Owen Crafar discussed the benefits of diverse riparian planting and forest gardens. Dave Tinkler summarised the future vision for Work and Economy, and Education centred on building a “sustainable Mohua” brand that encourages sustainable agriculture, green tourism and community centred businesses, all supported by integrated sustainable education. A key feature of the event was the four panel discussions to get conversation going on pertinent topics. LOCAL FOOD Saturday’s first panel was facilitated by Maria Koch. Maria represented the Food Secure Community project run through Mohua Social Services. Producers on the panel emphasised that the biggest issue is patronage by locals. “We need you, the community, to be proud of what we do and create a stronger culture of buying local,” exclaimed Chris of Bacca Bakery. Andy Williams of Ellis Creek Farm said “there is a growing

demand for giving local people the choice of knowing where their food comes from”. All agreed that they wanted all local consumers to have affordable access to food grown and produced here. “We all need to work together to make this happen,” said Allen Walsh of Parapara Farm. Chris went on to suggest that education is a barrier to more uptake of local food. “Having conversations about what is in food, like pesticides. The higher cost of food produced sustainably means not paying medical bills later on.” Klaus Thoma of Kokalito Farm explained that one of the main reasons for higher prices came from conventional agriculture given licence to pollute, while organic producers go to the effort of proving what they do is healthy. And this was reiterated by Chris who said “We are what we eat, eats. Everyone here feeds their food well.” HOUSING IN GOLDEN BAY Led by Chris Bennett (Golden Bay/Mohua Affordable Housing Project), this panel discussion centred on the current sustainable housing projects happening in Golden Bay. Billy Kerrisk of Ray White Golden Bay realty said “There is huge demand for housing, with over 600 people seeking to buy in Golden Bay, and there simply aren’t enough houses to meet this demand.” Three of the panelists are involved in building more homes for home-owners. Sarrah Jayne of Takaka Co-housing said “we are currently applying for resource consent for 33 natural-built homes and a common house in Meihana Street, with more planned later.” Deb Campbell is aiming to offer unit title housing at the old Golden Bay Motels in Commercial Street to older locals. Chris Bennett’s team plans to build twobedroom homes for $150,000. “Progress is good, with the first two kitset homes due to be complete by June this year,” said Chris. On a different tangent, the Golden Bay Housing Trust has built five houses to meet the unmet need for secure, healthy and quality tenancies. Liz Thomas announced the trust’s plan to purchase more land soon to build more homes for older able less community members. Celia Butler said that “Tasman District Council, under the Future Development Strategy which will be reviewed this


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STREAM RESTORATION Day two of the hui began with a brief history of the Community Gardens (now the Sustainable Living Centre) along with new developments and future plans (Article coming soon). A morning session with CJ Webster, TDC community partnerships officer, on the Motupipi Stream Restoration project spoke of the huge collaboration that happened to make this succeed. “We simply couldn’t have gotten this far without the support from all involved, and in particular the associated farmers who have gone far beyond what was required.” The new layout of the stream and replanting of natives will reduce nitrate levels, sediment build-up and E. coli into the stream, improving its health and biodiversity into the future. MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING A heartfelt panel discussion led by Possibility Management coach Ana Norambuena explored what it meant to be supported mentally and emotionally. A circle of engaged participants spoke of their challenges with personal wellbeing, followed by input from panelists and others. “I found it profound hearing people’s experiences and it strengthened my commitment to this work,” said Sustainable Living student Saci Reilly-Jasper. WE SAY REVOLUTION This panel, led by Nina Sobhani, touched on work by writers Donna Haraway and Paul Preciado. Many of the panelists expressed their position in regards to gender as a way of feeling comfortable in their own skin and in society, which tries to define the rules of who we are. As mentioned by Nina, “most revolutions are started by the minority, and this is another one that we will need to accept somehow because it is their choice, ultimately, how they see themselves”. Hui co-organiser and new garden manager Elliot Cleland summarised the event as “awesome to be a part of. The rotation of community around discussions and presentations, with beautiful kai in a garden setting, fed the soul.”


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The Bay is having a ball - for charity Jon Tidswell or David Earle will be in attendance at the offices of Warn & Associates

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Phone 525 9843 Golden Bay Charity Ball organisers, from left, Paige Unahi, Kayla Riley, Anita Hutchinson and Leiria-Beth Hutchinson. Photo: Rosa Volz. ROSA VOLZ

Are you ready for an excuse to get dressed up and have a fun night out? Bay residents and friends are invited to dust off their dancing shoes, pull out their formal frocks and dinner suits and attend the Inaugural Golden Bay Charity Ball. All proceeds from the night are going to support Bay emergency services – St John Ambulance, Fire Brigade, Search & Rescue and the Rescue Helicopter. The idea for a ball was first conceived a few years ago by Bay local and St John Ambulance volunteer Leiria-Beth Hutchinson (LB) when she was getting ready for her Year 13 school ball. “It was so just much fun getting ready with my friends and attending the ball; it seemed like the adults were missing out.” LB’s vision for the charity ball is to make it a biennial event, intended as a fundraiser to support a range of services that benefit Bay locals. “I thought it would be great to create an event in the Bay for the Bay – and this inaugural event will support the Bay Emergency Services.” LB is assisted by a group of keen organisers and fellow emergency service volunteers (Paige Unahi, Anita Hutchinson,

Kayla Riley, Victoria Saunders and Jenny Grey). Together they have formulated a great night out, including supper, a cash bar, photographer, the live band Ad Lib, and an all-important end-of-night courtesy van. The team encourages locals to “dress up for a night of ballroom and couples dancing”. For those that don’t know how to couple dance, there are lessons available at the St John rooms at the Rec Park Centre on Thursdays at 7pm – for a gold coin donation. LB is interested in hearing from any additional volunteers that would like to be involved in supporting the event setup or assisting on the night. If this interests you, contact her directly on 027 843 5288. If you are keen to attend and you have not yet organised something to wear, there is still plenty of time. The team intends to sell 250 tickets, which can be purchased at NBS in town. Hope to see you there. GB Charity Ball, Saturday 19 June, 7pm onwards, Pohara Hall. Everyone welcome. Tickets available from NBS: single $65, couple $120. See advert on page 19 of this issue for details.

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In a time when other espionage dramas feel the need to strain themselves in logic-defying plot gymnastics, Six Minutes to Midnight is a pared down but utterly gripping old-fashioned spy yarn. Having said that, its own premise would seem equally unbelievable – a 1930s finishing school at the English seaside where the Nazi elite send their young daughters for deportment lessons. However, this film is in fact based loosely on true events. Although the actual school was closed in 1939, the building still stands in star, co-writer and co-producer Eddie Izzard’s hometown of Bexhill-on-Sea. The film opens with a close up of the school badge, and the juxtaposition of a woven Union Jack with a swastika immediately sets the tone of unease that remains throughout this gripping thriller. Miss Rochol (Dame Judi Dench) presides over the AugustaVictoria College, proud of its tradition of Anglo-German cooperation, but her originally well-intentioned establishment has inevitably found itself infiltrated by Nazi spy activity. Thomas Miller (Eddie Izzard) arrives to take up a recently vacated post as an English teacher, but it soon transpires that he is in fact a British operative, his predecessor having been exposed and murdered by the Germans. Izzard might seem like the least likely of secret agents, and this is perhaps the point. His character may seem far more at home in a cardigan than a tuxedo, but when his own cover is blown Izzard proves surprisingly convincing as a desperate man of action. Miller is forced to spend much of his time on the run, encountering unexpected allies and adversaries along the way. Prime examples include Jim Broadbent as a wonderfully pragmatic country bus driver, and James D’Arcy as the epitome of an icily reserved British agent, far more visually suited to such a role than the poor harried Izzard seems to be. The pre-WWII setting is beautifully realised, with the town’s pier, changing sheds and Punch and Judy booth conjuring images of vintage British seaside town postcards. It’s a timecapsule view of a Britain that was about to become changed forever, as much by overseas holiday package deals as the Second World War. Downtown Abbey director Andy Goddard brings some practiced flair to the proceedings, varnishing each scene with a layer of period authenticity while still pulling off some memorable imagery. The film’s climax feels as if, like the schoolgirls, the film crew has been finally released outside and the tense resolution is strikingly filmed. The story itself is in many ways as old fashioned as the setting. Car chases are conducted at a stately pace and secret microfilm cameras are far bulkier than anything Q would have dared to supply to James Bond. The plot turns are sometimes guessable (a significant object and location are revealed in early scenes and play important parts later), but in the kind of way that leaves you feeling slightly more clever for having noted them. And then at other times character revelations unfold which will leave you as blindsided as any good espionage drama should. A point of difference is that the plot revolves around a group of 20 innocent young girls who are trying to make their own moral choices while caught in between two hostile nations. “A child’s life is but a few summers,” laments Broadbent’s character when he learns of their unsuspecting role in events. Six Minutes to Midnight offers a glimpse of a remarkable and forgotten example of Anglo-German collaboration in the most English of environments. Meanwhile the story itself will conjure cosy memories of Sunday afternoon war and spy dramas from a more venerable age, while still containing enough intrigue and incident to hold its own against a present day impossible mission, or licence to kill. 10

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GIRLS CAN’T SURF (M) Australia 1h48 Documentary, Sport Documentary on the women who made waves on and off the ocean by standing against the blatant sexism in the professional surfing world.

FINDING YOU (PG) USA 1h55 Drama, Romance In a small coastal village in Ireland, an uptight but talented violinist and a famous young movie star start a romance. As their feelings grow stronger, the pressures of stardom threaten to deconstruct everything. JUNE AGAIN (M) Australia 1h39 Drama Noni Hazlehurst as a woman who, after being given a medical miracle, has a few days to bring her estranged children together and save the family business and maybe rekindle an old flame.


JAMES & ISEY (M) New Zealand 1h31 Documentary Filmmaker Florian Habicht (Pulp, Kaikohe Demolition) follows the lives of a tohunga (shaman) and his 99-year-old mother as she nears a century on Earth.

MORTAL KOMBAT (R16) Australia, USA 1h50 Action, Fantasy MMA fighter Cole Young seeks out Earth’s greatest champions in order to stand against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe.

SIX MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT (M) UK 1h39 Drama, True Story, War A horrific discovery at a school for the daughters of the Nazi elite leads to a series of deadly events in this true story war drama starring Eddie Izzard and Judi Dench.

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LAND (M) USA 1h29 Drama Golden Globe-winner Robin Wright makes her directorial debut, starring as a woman with a lost sense of identity looking to regain a sense of self in the isolated wilds of the Rocky Mountains.

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

Landscapes and Coastal Environment feedback events As part of the process to create the new Tasman Environment Plan, we’ve released draft maps identifying Tasman’s Outstanding Natural Landscapes and Features, and Coastal Environment. We want to hear from landowners and affected people about their future land aspirations and views on whether our draft boundaries are in the right place.

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.

Digital dilemma?

• Tākaka: Monday 24 May, 2.00 pm – 7.00 pm, Tasman District Council Service Centre, 78 Commercial Street.

If you need a hand understanding your phone, computer or other digital device, we can help. Our Digital Learning and Digitisation Specialist runs regular free Digi Drop-In sessions that anyone can attend, with any digital dilemma.

• Mangarākau: Tuesday 25 May, 11.00 am – 2.00 pm, The Nugget Café, 2125 Dry Road.

Tākaka Library, first and third Monday of the month, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm.

• Collingwood: Tuesday 25 May, 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm, Collingwood Memorial Hall, 9 Tasman Street.

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If you’re a low-income earner, you can have some of your rates credited to your rates account. You have until 30 June 2021 to apply for a rebate for the current rating year. If you aren’t sure if you’re eligible, call us on 03 543 8400 and we can check for you. For more information search ‘rates rebate’ on our website.

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GOLDEN BAY PHARMACY Get fuss-free flu protection at your local pharmacy Golden Bay Pharmacy is offering walk-in vaccinations for age groups 13 years* and above in prevention for the current influenza season. Fully trained and experienced pharmacist Sue Duthie, will guide customers through the short, simple and safe procedure. • No appointment necessary – just turn up

• There’s plenty to go round: New Zealand has secured a record 1.4m doses of flu vaccine this season with 50% of over-65-year-olds already vaccinated

• It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3: 1. 10-minute private personal vaccine consultation with our pharmacist

• Ask about workplace vaccinations for your employees (conditions apply)

2. Vaccine is administered by our pharmacist 3. Relax for 10 minutes while we ensure there are no adverse reactions


• Over-65s and Pregnant Women receive the Fludra Quad vaccine FREE of charge

• Flu vaccine administration should be avoided within two weeks of other vaccines

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• Some existing medical conditions may preclude vaccination – this will be assessed during consultation

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Collingwood Area School senior students spent five days near Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park. Photo: Supplied. SUBMITTED

Zoe Whitwell, right, celebrates with Tiana Olney who scored the Maidens’ only goal of the match. Photo: Jo Richards.

Collingwood Area School senior students (Year 9-13) recently returned from an exhausting and productive five days at Rotoiti Lodge in the Nelson Lakes National Park. The purpose of the trip was to build a stronger school culture and develop whanaungatanga among the 45 students. By the final day the students reported overwhelmingly that the most-enjoyed aspect of the camp was spending time with their classmates and getting to know the rest of the cohort. The tone was set on the first day through team bonding activites lakeside. Tuesday was dominated by house activities in which students designed a flag, created house chants and worked on a concert item.

Activities ramped up on Wednesday as the Outdoor Education (NCEA) class departed for a two-day alpine excursion to Lake Angelus. Year 11-13 conquered Mt Robert while the Year 9-10 group experienced mountain biking, kayaking, archery and high ropes activities. Thursday saw the programme flipped, with Year 9-10 tackling Mt Robert while Year 11-13 rotated around the activities. Everyone was entertained in the evening with a house concert and vigorous disco. Not only was the weather outstanding but the group were able to enjoy the luxury of the recently refurbished lodge, a project led by the Rotary Club of Whakatu.

Shield Maidens’ skipper Ellie Hopkins leaps to control across the ball in front of Waimea’s goal. Photo: Jo Richards.

GB Football Club Fixtures Saturday 21 May

Students take a breather on the peak of Mount Robert, overlooking Lake Rotoiti. Photo: Supplied.

This week’s draw. A full program at the Rec Park Centre! JUNIORS: 10.30am: Maupa Rangers Hornets - Golden Bay Wekas at Mapua Domain 10.30am: Golden Bay Orcas - The Point of Sale Company Richmond Wild Cats - at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre 10.30am: Golden Bay Pumas - Nelson Suburbs FC Eagles at Goodman Reserve YOUTH: 10.30am: Golden Bay Gladiators - Motueka AFC Wolves at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre 10.45am: Golden Bay Panthers - Motueka AFC Falcons at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre WOMEN: 1pm: Golden Bay Shield Maidens - Sprig & Fern Tahuna Blue Birds at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre MEN: 1pm: Golden Bay Stingrays - Mapua FC Mens at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre 3pm: Golden Bay Mountain Goats - Sheehan Financial FC Nelson at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre

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says Lis. “When whatever disaster strikes next, if people have saved food for their animals, and on farms if they’ve got diesel and generators, they can keep milking and keep power going; it’s more bearable and less stressful for everybody.” Community Discussion is at the Rec Park Centre, 2 June, 1pm.

of 2h20m54s. Team FAFF: Kye Bateup and Lucas McCleely came in 29th overall and 7th in the 10/11-year boys with a race time of 2h35m31s.

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Caitlin Smith is a mesmerising performer, song-poet and story singer. Legally blind since birth, she is a tireless advocate for accessibility issues and the healing and transformative power of creativity. A vocal and song-writing coach to many of New Zealand’s best known artists, Caitlin combines poetry and music in unforgettable performances that include her original compositions as well as covers penned by her musical heroes. The “imaginary band” consists of Caitlin (piano and vocals), Lance McNicoll (guitar) and Steve Cournane (percussion and cymbals). A dream team performing jazz and folk music. Saturday 29 May, 8pm at the Mussel Inn. Tickets $15, available on the door.


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On Wednesday 2 June at the Rec Park Centre, Civil Defence and the Ministry of Primary Industries will be facilitating community discussion around Golden Bay’s preparedness for disaster, focusing on all domestic and production animals. Lis Pedersen, the GB Animal Welfare Society president and also a Civil Defence volunteer, is currently focusing on preparedness and resilience within the community for when the Trans Alpine fault ruptures. She is creating a plan to access resources for animals in the Bay, and recommending that at least three weeks’ worth of food is stockpiled for yourself and your pets. “We need to be prepared, for the sake of our animals,”


On 8 May, two Golden Bay teams entered the Caltex Westport Cape Fear Adventure Race 2021, a race for 10- to 18- year-olds. Both teams raced in the 10/11-year-old boys category. The race consisted of mountain biking, running, swap running, crawling under army nets, a golf shot, rock climbing, abseiling and rope climbs. Team Fred: Ashton Stevenson and Kian Lamason came in 19th overall and 4th in the 10/11-year boys with a race time

When is a cycleway not a cycleway? Answer: When it’s a marginal widening of the existing carriageway at Birds Hill. The traffic control located just beyond Waitapu Bridge on SH60, which has been causing delays for over two weeks, is likely to continue until 28 May, according to Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (NZTA). The roadworks being carried out by contractor Fulton Hogan involves widening the shoulder to a width of around one metre, and the installation of a concrete kerb. There has been some speculation about the purpose of the work, but it is definitely not to create a proper cycleway. “There is not enough room for a cycle lane given the bank cuttings and also given it would require private land to be purchased,” says NZTA system manager Andrew James. “But we think the new shoulder will be a marked improvement for everyone with the white edge-line giving cyclists much more space to the left.”

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CLASSIFIEDS SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro BRIDGE 12 May. Onekaka pairs. N/S: K Van Der Struys/S Van Wijngaarden 56.55%, B Burdett/H Curtis 5.17%, E Donovan/D Sarll 50.30%; E/W: J Pemberton/P Panzeri 60.42%, R McDonald/L Godden 57.44%, J Beatson/C Mead 56.55%; h/cap: N/S: K Van Der Struys/S Van Wijngaarden 63.50%, E Donovan/D Sarll 63%, A Blackie/P Taylor 60.95%; E/W: J Pemberton/P Panzeri 68.17%, R McDonald/L Godden 65.64%, A Foreman/J Harper 65.05%. 14 May. Individual: T Packard/S Penny 56%, J Kingston/J Cooper 55%, C Furness/E Bradshaw 52%; h/cap: J Kingston/J Cooper 65.15%, T Packard/S Penny 62.20%, C Furness/E Bradshaw 59.10%. GOLF 15 May. Stableford: R Heuvel 39, B Win 37, P Hay, W Dobbie, W Collie 35. Closest to pins: 3/12 P Hay, 4/13 R Willems, 8/17 Peter C, 9/18 W Collie. Twos: A Fenemore, L Davidson, P Hay, M Gardener, W Collie. Happy wanderer: J Ingram. Best gross: W Collie.

LOST AND FOUND / Ngaronga/Kitenga LOST. Plastic Kayak from Milnthorpe. Sometime since 24 April. Orangey-red Dancer. Red flotation bags. Ph 027 228 7470. LOST. I left my digital camera in the Pupu springs toilet on Tuesday 18 May. $50 reward. Ph 021 0231 7062.

AGM NOTICES MARBLE Mountain Music Club AGM, Sunday 23 May, 5.30pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall. Share tea to follow then club night starting at 7.30pm. 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 Bay Animal Welfare Society AGM, Tuesday 1 June, 1pm in the Anglican Church Hall behind the church. GOLDEN Bay Tennis Club AGM, Wednesday 26 May, 7pm at the community room, Rec Park Centre. MOTUPIPI Public Hall AGM, Wednesday 2 June, 7.30pm, Motupipi School staffroom. All welcome. GOLDEN Bay Community Trust (Wrinklies Express) AGM will be held at Takaka Bowling Club on 9 June at 10am.

PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui AL-ANON: Are you affected by someone else’s drinking? Weekly meetings, 1.30pm Monday at the Catholic Hall. All welcome. Ph 0508 425 2666. 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 has 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. 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. REC Park Centre. Please respect our staff, contractors and volunteers. If any one using the council-community facility has cause to complain, then arrange a meeting with Laura or Deb. Our customer service team will listen to your concerns

and then consult with the user council and member clubs and, if necessary, GBSRF board and TDC. Nobody is alone. ALIAS or alien?, the email you sent to the Rec Park Centre work address of an employee has been reported to 105. May the force be with you...soon.

Special General Meeting to amend Constitution

Tuesday 8 June at 1pm

Abbeyfield House, 162 Commerical St, Lake Killarney Drive. Diary this date NOW and join us for a cuppa in a warm cosy environ

Enquiries: House 525 9589 or Ann 525 9547


Free Women’s Health Checks in the months of May and June 2021

GBCH is offering Free Smears and Women’s Health Checks with our Practice Nurse to coincide with the Breast Screening Bus being here at GBCH.

Please ph: 03 525 0060 to make your appointment for your free Smear and Women’s Health Check. Ring 0800 270 200 for Breast Screening

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. AFFORDABLE Carpentry Services. Ph 027 919 1326.

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

site inspection, etc. Mohua Uenuku Surveying, ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. ELECTRICIANS. Fuse Electrical Golden Bay. Ready to solve all your electrical needs. Ph Thomas 525 9300, 027 788 8500.

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

ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580.


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

GOLDEN BAY DIGGER HIRE 1.7 tonne. Ph 027 713 0684.

BRICKLAYING/ blocklaying. KRW Contracting for all your masonry needs. 25 years’ experience. No job too small. Ph Ken 021 307 019. CARS wanted. Will pick up for free (some conditions apply). Motueka Auto Parts. Ph 03 528 9576. CHIMNEY cleaning, handyman, Dennis Sage ph 027 873 0726. CHIMNEY sweep. Puponga-Takaka Hill. Query or quote ph Steve 021 0810 1146.

GOLDEN Bay Storage, Takaka. Dry, safe, secure, alarmed, insurance approved. Furniture trailer available. Ph Marg 027 222 5499,

Green Grass Accounting - Chartered Accountant. MYOB Partner and Xero Certified. Local accountant providing business and personal accounting services. Ph Robert 029 775 6459 or email

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

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

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.

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?

DRONE survey, 3D modelling, high resolution orthophotography, 14

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

LAWNMOWING. Pakawau, Bainham, Takaka to Wainui. Ph N

Shaw 525 7597, 027 212 4020.

LAWNMOWING,, ph 027 690 0769. NGANGA picture framing, Collingwood, enquiries ph 021 107 6312, 524 8660. Expert framing by a professional artist. ORANGE Rentals have rental cars, trailers and a furniture trailer available for hire. Ph 027 337 7147. 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 524 8222. SEPTIC TANKS EMPTIED. Ph Chris 027 444 5334 or John 027 647 4913. SEWING SERVICE, NEEDLES, THREADS, WOOL, BEADS. Stitch ‘n Sew ph 525 8177. STORAGE /container hire. Your place (anywhere) or mine (Takaka). Ph Cheryl at Orange Mechanical Ltd 525 9991.

SURVEYING: topographical survey, construction and building set out, boundary location. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. TAKAKA Garden Services, for all your lawn and garden needs. Ph 027 525 8006 or 525 8806. TAKAKA Self Storage, Commercial Street. Units and containers. Secure yard with cameras. Ph 525 6181.

TILING. KRW Contracting for all your tiling needs. No job too small. Ph Ken 021 307 019. WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726.

WINDOW cleaning,, ph 027 690 0769. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 21 MAY 2021

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CAROLYN Simon, Craniosacral therapist, naturopath, medical herbalist. For appointments or flower essences text 027 483 5865, ph 525 8544. COMPLETE Healthcare with NIS by Neurolink, using neuroscience principles to achieve optimum health. 2020 Masters series. Practitioner Anne Michell. Ph 525 8733 or 027 751 7970.

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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.

REFLEXOLOGY. Give yourself an hour of pure bliss and relaxation. Contact Ariane Wyler ph 021 0260 7607, SIMON Jones: Counselling, mediation, coaching. 28 years’ experience. Member NZAC. Ph 525 8542. 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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Marketing Ltd REQUIRE PROCESSING STAFF FOR CONTRACT WORK Westhaven operates an Export Shellfish Packhouse at Pakawau, Golden Bay. Part-time shellfish factory contractors must be:

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

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FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko THREE- piece leather and rimu sofa suite in soft grey-green neutral tones. The three-person sofa is 2m and the two-person sofa is 1.65m. There is also a comfortable arm chair. The rimu is in excellent condition. The leather shows wear on the seats. We are downsizing and expect that the lounge suite has many more good years of use. $400 ono. Pick up. Ph 525 9925. 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. SLASH your electricity bill. Install a grid-connect PV system. Professional design and install. Ph Paul Stocker, Azimuth Renewables, 525 6019.

PUPPIES, Collie x Huntaway x Beardie. Great working parents. Available mid June. Ph 021 556 806. GOATS. Four quality Saanen does and one Toggenburg buck, $70 each. Ph 525 8884. CONTAINER, 20-foot, in very good condition, $2500. Ph 027 435 2402. BOAT, 530 Lancer, 90hp Yamaha, recently serviced, $9500. Ph 027 266 8894. EVINRUDE, 15hp, $800. Ph 027 266 8894. WINDOW repairs. At home or work. Ph Golden Bay Glass 525 7274. 96 Commercial Street.

FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348. NATIVE plant nursery (TLC), native trees and grasses available. Ph 525 6183.

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

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. CHAIR, small, antique, blue velvet queen’s chair with dark wood. Velvet and wood in good condition. Bought at Richmond Antiques 20 years ago. $100 ono. Pick up. Ph 525 9925.

MATURE single male looking for permanent accommodation. Have references. Ph 020 4120 0710.

NATIVE plants, from $4 each or six for $20. 15 Poplar Lane, Collingwood. Ph 021 033 1227.

PROPERTY or land (maximum 7ha) within 30 minutes of Takaka. Private, sunny, distant views.

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

ONE -bedroom flat, studio or cottage with good internet connection, for middle-aged responsible woman with good references, from early June. I work from home, love the outdoors, keen cyclist. Currently living in Wanaka. Please txt/ ph 027 273 4111.


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TO GIVE AWAY / Koha WOOD -burning stove. German Wamsler model, 1970’s? Wetback capable. Ph Simon 027 262 9991.

SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea We are seeking skilled general carpentry/building workers to join our team constructing our affordable houses. Full-time or part-time.

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EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē ANATOKI SALMON CAFE. Delicious bagels, salmon platter, pizza, chowder, coffees and more. Open every day 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. Reopens 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, TuesdaySaturday, 9am-8pm. Closed Sunday, Monday. For bookings and takeaways ph 525 8686. DE-LISH DELICATESSEN. Sumptuous, delicious food. Lunches, catering, coffee, chocolate, cheeses and epicure items. Weekdays from 6.30am. Ph 525 7111. OLD SCHOOL CAFE, Pakawau. Open 4pm-late Friday; 11amlate Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Ph 524 8457. O’SHA, open Tuesday-Sunday, lunch 11.30am-2.30pm and

dinner 5-8.30pm. Ph 525 6117. SAFE HEAVENLY HAVEN CAFE, Collingwood (formerly Stay Awake/MAD Cafe). 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. Now doing wood-fired pizzas again on Fridays from 4 till 7pm, dine in or takeaway. For orders ph 525 9396. WHOLEMEAL CAFE, open 7 days for dine-in meals and takeaways, 7.30am-3pm.

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. “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


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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.

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TUESDAY 25 MAY BADMINTON, GBHS GYM, 7-9pm. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007. COMMUNITY AND WHANAU MONTHLY MEETING. 12–1pm, Community Centre. See advert next page for details.

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UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE WEDNESDAY 26 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.

LATER EVENTS RAGE CLUB: A four-week series to transform anger into clarity, integrity, inspiration and action, 9, 16, 23, 30 June. For information and to register: or Aralyn at See display advert on this page.

Golden Bay Community & Whān nau Monthly Meeting

Place: Community

THURSDAY 27 MAY FRIENDS AND FAMILY CONCERT, Golden Bay Choir, Puramahoi Hall, 7.30pm, koha, all welcome.

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DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 9-11am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007. BALL DANCE CLASSES, 7pm at St John Rooms, Rec Park Centre, gold coin donation. Learn some social dance steps, brush up your skills, ready for the GB Charity Ball.

share with us the new laws and rules that affect tenants and land lords.

LATER EVENTS GB CHARITY BALL, Saturday 19 June. Tickets from NBS. Formal dress. See advert on next page for full details.

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ZEN MEDITATION RETREAT. Theme: Our Deepest Ecology. 4-7 June, Shambhala retreat centre, Onekaka. Registrations at or ph/txt Sage 021 070 0656.

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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:

Survivors and Thrivers Takaka Support group for people affected by/supporting someone with cancer

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

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Followed by: Catchup with Bill Fergie Prostate Cancer Foundation Nelson

$20 per person. Entry forms & rules at the Bar. Kids under 12 free. All proceeds to Nelson/Marlborough rescue Helicopter.

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Bi Annual

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Private women’s only and kid and parent self defence classes now also available through AirBnb.

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Saturday 19th June, 2021

34 years of experience.

TWO DEBATES Chaired by Neil Wilson.

Pohara Hall $65 single / $120 couple Tickets available from NBS

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


Formal Dress Required

Takaka Rugby Football Club

Older people vs each other

DRAW - Saturday 22nd May 2021

People should always only speak the truth

U6s/Ripper - Friday night 5.30pm

Your asters and is D l ra tu a ”. “N to Prepare w o H . ls a Anim

Wed 2 June at 1pm

Friday Focus - Mark Manson invites locals and other guests to discuss hot topics and issues of interest, plus share some of their favourite music.Kindly supported by Sollys Golden Bay Dolomite and airs Friday afternoons at 2:00 with a new episode every 2 weeks.

The Mussel Inn Coming Up...

Sat 22nd BOB DYLAN’S 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - 80 SONGS! Open mic - from 5pm. All welcome to perform or just enjoy.

Saturday 22nd May



Gen Z Time Machine - Join Charlie Cuff and hop-into the Gen Z Time Machine as he unearths stories from past decades and talks to people about their experiences handling life during the 1900s. Gen Z Time Machine airs Monday afternoons at 4.00 with new content every 2 weeks.

Tue 25th OSCAR LADELL - solo, $10 on the door

Saturday 29th May


GB associated football club fundraiser SUPERDEXTER // MISKO // YAKKA X NUGZ $10

Sat 29th CAITLIN SMITH and her imaginary band, $20

Saturday 5th June

the tech room

Heads Up - Highlights the issues facing those

Sun 30th The famous MUSSEL INN BEER TASTING COMPETITION.$25 entry. Still a few spaces left – but not many! email to register.


Friday 18th June

roots & fruits

living with a brain injury. The show explores social implications, looks at research and creates awareness. Heads Up is kindly supported by The Nelson Clinic and airs Thursday mornings at 9:06 after the BBC News, with a new episode every 2 weeks.



Thu 3rd QUIZ, 7.30pm Sat 5th DOW P’ DOW DOW, $10 on the door


Fri 11th MATT GOW, $10 on the door

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

Sat 12th IAN CHAPMAN. Experiencing David Bowie: A Listener’s Companion. $20 on the door


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Search & Rescue - Fire Brigade - St John - Rescue Helicopter

at the Rec Centre

Tuesday: Light winds. Mainly fine weather. Light frosts in sheltered areas.

Fundraiser for Emergency Services in Golden Bay

Hope to see you on the sideline

Public meeting with MPI and Civil Defence

Monday: Southeasterlies continuing. A few cloudy areas, otherwise fine.

Supper Provided Cash Bar

U9s - 11am vs Wanderers Blue Feild 1a U11s - 11am vs Marist Green Feild 2a U12s Blue - 12pm vs Stoke Red Feild 2 U12s Red - 12pm vs Wanderers Feild 1 Div II - 1.15pm vs Riwaka Aqua Taxi Feild 1

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Friday: Westerlies, tending southwest later. Some showers over Kahurangi and developing near Farewell but few, if any, elsewhere.

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