The GB Weekly - 28 May 2021

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Friday 28 May 2021

Grandstand gets go-ahead

Making a stand: From left, Noel Baigent, Hazel Pearson, Duncan McKenzie and Jill Pearson in front of Golden Bay’s grandstand. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

decision, and over the following four years, from the A&P Association, the Rec Park and Supporters of Golden Bay’s grandstand supporters adopted a more active campaign, sport clubs. “It’s responsible for the grounds finally have something to cheer about. which included mass rallies, 24/7 occupation and all the buildings except the Rec Park Centre,” says Noel. “It’s a big thing.” Last weeks’ decision by Tasman District of the grandstand, and High Court action. In the light of TDC’s funding decision, the Council to bring Long Term Plan funding In June 2018, the historic building came forward means the historic structure should be within hours of being demolished, but was A&P Association has approved the formation useable in time for next year’s A&P Show – the granted a reprieve, when TDC called off its of a grand-stand subcommittee to administer association’s 125th. contractors at the 11th hour. Days before, a the raising of public funds to complement the “This is more than good news, this is the public rally attracted over 200 supporters to reconstruction. “From here on in this will play best news I’ve heard since 9 February 2016,” the Rec Park where they were told by Gerard an important role,” says Noel. It all adds up to this month being another says vice-president of the A&P Association Hindmarsh, “The gloves are off. Anything goes.” Noel Baigent, referring to the supporters’ five- The following week the GB Community Board major turning point in the grandstand’s year-long campaign to preserve and restore meeting was invaded by dozens of placard- future. With TDC having made provision for the grandstand. waving protestors demanding the retention up to $900,000 for the design, consenting and heritage approvals, plus the necessary That long and, at times, bitter campaign of the grandstand. kicked off shortly after the 2016 A&P Show “That was a milestone,” says Noel of the construction work, the race is now on to get when Noel realised that the construction of community board protest. “A real turning the structure useable by January 2022. To help progress the work, TDC have appointed Joe the new Rec Park Centre need not result in point.” the demolition of the grandstand. “I asked the Having turned a corner, there were still Bywater - a member of its engineering team Golden Bay Community Board why it needed many bumps in the road, but in March 2020 to be project manager. In deeds and words, there appears to be a to be removed,” says Noel. TDC agreed to retain the grandstand on Trustee of the Golden Bay Grand Stand the proviso that restoration work would will within TDC to find a way. In her letter to the Community Trust Jill Pearson explains that start within three years and a new Rec Park A&P Association dated 7 May, TDC CEO Janine Dowding states that council will “make best supporters initially appealed to TDC’s better Management Committee was established. instincts. “We asked nicely,” says Jill. The new committee, which held had its endeavours to progress the project… and the ∙ QUALITY WORKMANSHIP ∙ LOCAL and the community will ... It soon became clear, however, that “asking FRIENDLY inaugural meeting three weeks ago, includes council nicely” was not going to alter the council’s the Bay’s two councillors plus representatives Continued on page 7 Ray White is proud to support


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As the fallout from Tasman District Council’s deliberations on its Long Term Plan (LTP) 2021-2031 continues, some lack of clarity remains regarding the options for funding Waimea Dam cost overruns. As part of the LTP process, the public was asked to provide feedback on four options. In submitted responses there was overwhelming support for option D, which proposed a new targeted rate levied solely on irrigators. However, by a narrow margin, councillors backed a revised version of option A which specifies a combination of contractual arrangements and a districtwide rate limited to five years. The revision was made following negotiations with Waimea Irrigators Ltd (WIL), Waimea Water Ltd (WWL) and Crown Irrigation Investments Ltd (CIIL). The revised option A was recommended to councillors in a supplementary report (17 May) prepared by TDC’s corporate and governance services manager Mike Drummond. The arguments presented in the report focus on the risk of litigation by WIL, particularly if option D was adopted, and are a response to “concerns raised in submissions on the difficulties small shareholders face with the targeted rate on land value”. There are numerous minority shareholders, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are small enterprises. According to WIL’s share register (2/11/2020) a total of 3096 shares have so far been issued to 273 shareholders. While there are some who own large holdings, there are currently 56 shareholders with only a single share. In its recent submission on the TDC’s LTP consultation document, WIL makes clear its opposition to a targeted rate, stating that it had assured investors [in its Product Disclosure Statement, October 2018] that “the cost upside risk was capped, which was a key factor in the decision of many WIL shareholders to take up shares”. It’s not just current shareholders that WIL is concerned about in its submission, but future investors. “The WIL Board’s view is that either target rating or water charge increases would make the WIL’s shares unaffordable and further share sales unrealistic.” One of the key questions, which dates back to 2018, is whether WIL was aware that TDC might levy a targeted rate in the case of cost blowouts, and if so, whether they chose not flag the possibility to potential investors when shares were initially offered in October 2018. Continued on page 6


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Community Law service downgraded ALISTAIR HUGHES

Golden Bay appears to be losing another valuable public resource. After 22 years, access to a live Community Law worker is apparently being discontinued, leaving those in need of legal advice and guidance without a locally available face-to-face service. Golden Bay’s previous Community Law worker, Simon Jones, resigned from the position last December. Since then Cait Tomlinson, general manager of the Golden Bay Workcentre Trust, has been maintaining a dialogue with Community Law Services in Nelson to attempt to retain the service. Cait said she was greatly dismayed by the last communication received from Community Law’s managing solicitor, Trevor Irwin, who wrote: “We have not decided to permanently discontinue a physical presence in Golden Bay; however, we will only continue to offer a remote service to your area for the foreseeable future via our 0800-phone line and email.” Trevor Irwin maintained that Simon Jones was under-utilised in the role, but Cait asserts that this is contrary to her own experience, saying the service had been very well used. She believes that this decision is short-sighted and ill-advised for a number of reasons. “The people who need Community Law are probably the least likely to be able to access it by alternative means. They’re not likely to have a computer at home or have access to a vehicle to drive over the hill to Nelson. Many have financial and other challenges that make it very difficult for them to travel for this service.” Carolyn McLellan was Golden Bay’s original Community Law worker, taking up the role in 1999 and serving in that capacity for 10 years. “In all this time this service was extremely well used and proved absolutely necessary to meet the legal needs of this community,” Carolyn stated in a recent letter to Community Law Services. “Early low-level intervention and free assistance face to face from a Community Law worker may make the difference and help avoid situations escalating.” Carolyn points out that Golden Bay’s geographical isolation and lower-wage economy makes our community especially vulnerable. “Our society should treat everyone equally in the law,” she writes. “By discriminating against rural Golden Bay residents, to deny them face-to-face free legal assistance from the funding allocated for Nelson Bays area shows a blatant disregard of the economic, social, and geographic barriers they face.” Simon Jones is also saddened to see this decision taken. “For some reason, for the last two years that I was there it was definitely a bit quieter, but in saying that, there were still some busy times.” In response to Trevor Irwin’s solution of phone and email consultations, Simon points out that a lot of his work involved mediation of disputes between employers and staff, in order to resolve situations before any court action became necessary. “That’s really valuable work, and you really need to be there, on the spot, for that.”


GB Workcentre general manager Cait Tomlinson: Decision to downgrade Community Law service is “short-sighted and illadvised”. File photo.

He believes there are definitely other options to cancelling the entire service, such as making it available fortnightly. “But whoever was doing that would certainly have a reasonably busy day,” he adds. Simon mentioned this option to Trevor before retiring from the role, suggesting that one of the law workers already driving to Motueka from Nelson could easily carry on to Golden Bay at least once every two weeks to continue the face-to-face appointments here. “Golden Bay residents already have to travel over the hill for so many things, and for them now to have to drive to Motueka or Nelson for legal appointments doesn’t seem very fair or reasonable to me.” Cait is aware that two recent, significant funding boosts for Community Law appear to make a mockery of any argument that the removal of a Golden Bay Law worker is a financial decision. She is also very disappointed by the lack of any consultation before this decision was taken. “There was never a discussion, and that makes it even worse, because it’s as if we don’t matter,” she says. “Small communities need to be vigilant about retaining the services we have, because there’s always that risk that we’ll lose them and end up with nothing. We need to keep those conversations going. “We welcome feedback from our community, and whatever support it has to offer in this matter.”


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Young photographer takes flight RONNIE SHORT

Bradley Shields, a Year 13 student at Golden Bay High School, is exhibiting his wild birdlife photographs at The Dangerous Kitchen. This young self-taught photographer chose to print the photos onto acrylic for this, his first exhibition. Bradley began years ago, by “playing around with our family camera”, and said he owned a number of models before investing in his current Canon EOS 7D with a 100400mm lens. His passion for capturing wild birdlife came about when he had a close encounter with a New Zealand falcon when out on a walk one day. Spotting the falcon from a 200m distance, Bradley ran to the base of a tree and the bird flew down to land beside him. He snapped some “really good photos”, and says that was the point where he became more serious about his hobby. “I like the challenge of wildlife photography as opposed to other photography,” says Bradley. Journeying “all over the place”, this young man has ve n t u re d to Au c k l a n d ’s Hauraki Gulf and Manukau Harbour, where he says the variety of species are highest in numbers and the wading birds in mudflats are abundant. He worked with the Department of Conservation (DOC) catching and tracking swamp birds on the Waikato

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Bradley Shields is exhibiting his wild bird photographs at The Dangerous Kitchen. Photo: Ronnie Short.

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Back in Golden Bay, an upcoming project with Project Janszoon is setting up trial cameras and audio recorders in the Abel Tasman to survey birds. Bradley said they will also be looking for birds in the swamp at Hadfield clearing. Heading to Otago University to study zoology and ecology next year, Bradley said, “I wouldn’t mind doing lots more fieldwork. It’s a good way to contribute to the conservation of these endangered wild birds.” Bradley Shields’ birdlife photography exhibition is running at The Dangerous Cafe, Commercial Street, Takaka until July 31.


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What’s the longest running construction project in the world? If you answered Gaudi’s Cathedral in Barcelona you’d be wrong. The correct answer is of course the Takaka Hill road repair project, or at least that’s the way it seems to many of us in the Bay. Think the project’s going to be completed any time soon? Think again. In recent correspondence with me, NZTA have said that they are “striving” to have the road open to two lanes of traffic by the end of 2021, which given NZTA’s current track record probably means sometime in 2022. And by the way, don’t be fooled by platitudes from NZTA that the project is very complex. It is not unusually so. All engineering projects have challenges. That’s what makes the civil engineering industry so interesting to work in. The real problem is mismanagement. Guy Davies and I are trying to spur NZTA into taking action that it should have taken a long time ago. As part of this objective we have set up an online petition which we hope will bring pressure to bear on NZTA in an attempt to have the Takaka Hill road open to two-lane running within 100 days. We would be grateful if you could sign the petition (there is an option to anonymise your name) and add a comment if you could please. It would be great if you would also circulate the petition as widely as possible among those you might know who are interested and supportive of our objective. The petition is at: in_100_days Alternatively, you can email comments to us directly at Richard English

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Councillors’ damming vote

By voting against our wishes for any option other than D, both of the people that Golden Bay voted to have representing them on the TDC have made it clear that they have no interest in a second term, and will even vote against councillors who are on the side of the hill that the dam is being built. Not only have you voted for an option that we are opposed to, but you have seen fit to vote for an option that Waimea Irrigators Limited can refuse to accept and, because of you, Tasman ratepayers are paying for a dam that the irrigators own and control. Councillors Butler and Hill, please pack your cardboard

box of memorabilia from your very short tenure as our representatives, a period of time in which you failed miserably to do the right thing, and resign without delay. I fail to see how you could have the gall to do what you’ve done, and ever show your faces in Golden Bay again. Gary Thorpe

Dam, democracy, and option D

Will Councillors Butler and Hill please explain why they voted for a revised Option A for the Waimea Dam funding (which we were not given as a choice - where did this even come from?). Councillors Turley, Wensley, Greening, Walker, McNamara and Ogilvie were in favour of option D (supported by 85 per cent of public submissions). How can they justify this total rejection of option D, the choice of Golden Bay residents and of the other wards? If we accept that TDC is a business and we ratepayers are shareholders, then we elect a board of directors (councillors) and a chairman we call a mayor. That is a total of 13 directors. Our recent “council board“ meeting was to decide how we spend money on a dam. We were invited to make submissions on four options: A, B, C or D. Eight-five per cent of submitters supported option D. From the 13 members of our board, six voted for option D. Had Butler and Hill also voted for option D then it would have resulted in eight votes, a fair and clear majority result. TDC would have to accept that option D would take us forward into the next 10 years. In a normal business, shareholders can dismiss those directors who fail in their duty to govern with care. We must plan for elections in October 2022. We must dismiss our current “ward directors“, like we did with Sangster and Brown, and start looking for two replacements. Who will take this on? Reg Turner

Democratic denial on dam funding

TDC has made great efforts to involve the public regarding the Waimea Growers Dam. On two occasions now, the people have made submissions on this process. Firstly, the majority of public submission respondents were against the building of the dam. Originally, eight to six was the councillor’s vote against this project. In an August 2018 Stuff NZ article, Kempthorne retorted “Let’s just wait and see,” he said. “It’s too early yet. I’m just looking – is there any option we can explore further because the case for the dam is so compelling?” But by 6 September 2018, the project was “all-go” after a closed meeting and councillors voting eight to six for the dam. In 2021, council sought public involvement about the handling of debt payments for the Waimea Growers Dam. As cited in The GB Weekly, about 85 per cent of submission respondents want the growers to fund cost overrun. On both occasions council has ignored public input - instead they made decisions behind closed doors. Why bother involving us when



LE T TERS they’re going to decide against what the public wants? TDC councillors have denied the people of their right to democratic involvement. This game of public engagement is costly and frustrating for residents and council. Is this really the kind of democracy we want for our future? Rod Barker

Dam options A and D

I refer readers to Chris Hill’s council update below for the detail of the Council’s Long Term Plan (LTP) vote regarding the Waimea Dam cost overruns. Revised option A was not included in the LTP Consultation booklet as one of the four options, the reason being that it was formulated after submissions were read and heard, which council has the right to do. Therefore the community did not get the opportunity to submit on revised option A. However the effect on the region-wide rate is better than plain option A. I voted for revised option A, as it achieves the aim of placing the debt with the irrigators, which is what ratepayers have been asking for, while avoiding the effect of a crippling targetted rate on those property owners who don’t irrigate, but own a few shares. Council have also voted for a backup option should Waimea Irrigators vote not to accept the debt proposal. I voted for option D as a backup, which has passed. Celia Butler, TDC Councillor

Affordable Housing project

Further to last week’s article (GBW 21/5) on the affordable housing project, I would like to clarify a few things. Our current program is focusing on completing the first two houses in Rockville and Hamama. We have pencilled in 2 July for the official opening, but this is subject to weather, supply chain, and the practical challenges of our first builds. We will then shift to the two pensioner flats on Commercial Street, followed by houses on Reilly Street for pensioners and persons with disabilities. People interested in being considered for the Commercial

Street pensioner flats should apply through TDC (https:// Anyone interested in affordable housing should register at We are working towards securing access to land in Takaka where we can build multiple affordable houses for rent, rentto-own and purchase. We need to scale up rapidly: over 100 families are on our, TDC’s and MSD’s lists for housing in Golden Bay. Our houses are also available to people with their own land and finance who are looking to build low-cost houses. We are working with several individuals already who are interested in this option. Thanks to everyone in the community who are supporting this project, TDC, and our building and supply partners. Together we can set an example for how a small community can solve its affordable housing crisis. Chris Bennett Golden Bay/Mohua Affordable Housing Project

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Council received over 1700 submissions on the Long Term Plan (LTP) which represents about three per cent of the district’s population. Hearings and deliberations took place over six days with the four key choices receiving the greatest number of submissions. While the LTP won’t be adopted until 30 June, decisions have been made that will be incorporated into the final document for adoption, including decisions on the Waimea Dam. Regarding the Waimea Dam irrigator share of overrun costs, four options were presented in the consultation documentation. In response to submissions, and having had more time to consider options since the overruns were announced, an alternate revised option A has been developed. It is proposed that the irrigators share of $26.7m will be transferred to Waimea Water Ltd (WWL) as a shareholder loan with costs being allocated to Waimea Irrigators Ltd (WIL) through their water charges. WIL in turn can allocate those costs on a per share basis to their shareholders. This will ensure a significantly better alignment of costs with water use, consents and share holding. It also involves ratepayers paying $5 per year each for five years. After that the entire loan servicing cost sits with WIL. While revised option A may seem similar to option A it is actually more closely aligned with the principle of Option D, that the irrigators bear the burden of the majority of their costs. Council has approved Revised Option A. WIL have a shareholder meeting scheduled for 3 June where they will accept or decline the proposal. Should WIL shareholders



decline then council has resolved, in a close vote that I supported, that option D, a targeted rate, will be the default option. Council will know at its meeting on 4 June the approach WIL has taken. While on the face of it option D, target rating the irrigators, seemed pretty straightforward to most submitters it has risks and equity issues from a governance perspective. Each shareholder would be treated the same based on the value of their land whether they have one share or 170 shares. The impact on the smaller properties would not be proportionate to their water use or shareholding, and the Local Government Act makes it clear that a small group of people cannot be rated excessively. Option D could put council into this territory. While it is a legitimate option it carries some risk of litigation. At no stage was option D put forward and voted on, by anyone. If option A, the preferred option in the consultation documents, was adopted the largest businesses would have been significantly subsidised by ratepayers. Council would have on its books the $26.7m in debt, with ratepayers being responsible for, and paying interest only on, $10.6m of that in perpetuity. I have not at any stage of the process supported option A. I have supported revised option A because the debt is transferred from council and held by WWL, the costs will be fairly collected in a way proportionate to water use and shares, ratepayers’ contribution is reduced and ends after five years as opposed to payment in perpetuity, council’s headline debt comes down, a potential risk of litigation may be avoided, and the burden of the costs don’t fall more heavily on the smaller properties.





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Continued from page 1 Responding to a question from The GB Weekly on Monday, WIL’s project manager Natasha Berkett restated her organisation’s position. “WIL’s understanding was that its liability was capped at a $1.5m overrun.” This echoes a statement made by WIL in its recent submission. “If TDC had a different view of where the relative liabilities for project cost overruns lay then this was not communicated with WIL during the project agreement negotiations.” However it is difficult to understand how the possibility escaped WIL’s – and its prospective investors’ – attention. TDC included the option of a targeted rate in their LTP 2018-2028 with a clear statement, which was clarified in writing to The GB Weekly by then mayor Richard Kempthorne. “This targeted rate is allowed for in the council’s draft LTP,” explained the mayor. “Any decision to implement a targeted rate will be for the future.” Around the same time, dam critics Water Information Network (WIN) posted a notice on their Facebook page warning potential investors in WIL that they could be exposed to targeted rate hikes totalling millions of dollars. The campaigning group also distributed flyers across the region. In a way both parties are correct. TDC has a legal agreement (the Project Deed) with WIL that specifies that costs incurred by WWL (the council controlled organisation charged with managing the construction of the dam) will be shared 51% TDC, 49% WIL for the initial $105m, as well as for the operating costs. Construction cost overruns up to $3m are to be shared 50/50, with TDC liable for all costs over and above this figure. How TDC decides to fund the costs in its own books, however, is a separate issue, completely outside the contract terms, and if it chooses to implement a targeted rate to cover the cost of blowouts, this is entirely legal, according to advice provided by TDC’s legal counsel in 2019.


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Replying to questions from The GB Weekly on Monday, Mike Drummond clarified TDC’s understanding. “In council’s view, while the Project Deed specifies who is responsible for cost overruns, it does not provide for, or prohibit the use of targeted rates in regards to council funding its share of any cost overruns. At the time the Project Deed was signed, council had in place a Revenue and Financing policy that provided that council may utilise a targeted rate on properties with affiliated consents to recover a portion of the cost overruns.” In its submission to the current LTP process, WIL argues against such a targeted rate, suggesting “That the General Rate be used to give effect to TDC’s own ‘good faith’ commitments agreed in the project documents”. By raising the issue of “good faith”, rather than challenging the legality of a targeted rate, it appears that WIL is reluctant to go down the litigation route. Indeed, when asked if WIL had indicated to TDC that it would take legal action against council if option D was adopted, Natasha Berkett simply replied “No”. But Mike believes legal action remains a possibility. “All council decisions can be subject to potential judicial review. In my report I advised that the revised option A carried a much lower risk of litigation from irrigators through WIL than either option A or D.” Mike outlined the key changes made in the recommended revised version. “Option A in the consultation document had the targeted rate that is an issue with WIL. In the revised option A that rate is replaced by a water charge. As I recommended in my report, the revised option A provides a better overall outcome than the alternatives in that regard. So it is less likely to attract litigation from irrigators.” According to Mike, negotiations between the council and WIL are continuing, with a resolution likely next week. “The matter and the outcome of the current negotiation are to be considered at a full council meeting scheduled for 4 June 2021.”

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Golden Bay had another opportunity to shape Tasman District Council’s environment planning this week. On Monday and Tuesday council representatives hosted drop-in sessions at Takaka, Mangarakau and Collingwood to exchange information on its Landscape and Coastal Environment Projects. Providing a focal point for discussion was a collection of large-scale aerial images of the landscape overlaid with proposed designations for Outstanding Natural Landscapes (ONL), Outstanding Natural Features (ONF) and redefined Coastal Environment (CE) boundaries. The main purpose of the meetings was for the council’s project team to share information, answer questions, and learn from landowners and affected parties about their future aspirations and views on whether the draft ONL, ONF and CE boundaries are in the right place. The prospect of land being redesignated, and the potential for subsequent additional restrictions placed on activities, has clearly caused concern amongst landowners. All three of the meetings held in Golden Bay attracted large numbers of locals, many of them worried about the possible ramifications of the new policy. TDC’s information leaflet summarising the project states: “This work is not about stopping existing, legally established activities – it’s about safeguarding our valued landscapes and coast from specific future activities that would impact what makes them so special.” In Collingwood Memorial Hall on Tuesday evening, several farmers were carefully studying the proposed ONL, ONF and CE boundary lines in and around their properties. The lack of specificity about the nature of the future proscribed activities appeared to be a significant issue for many of them with the word “uncertainty” commonly heard during conversations. On examining a map of Ferntown, one dairy farmer realised that a good chunk of his pasture was located within the redrawn CE boundary. “It’s another possible layer of restrictions on farming activity,” said Trevor Kerr. The majority of Tim Rhodes’s neighbouring dairy farm is also within the revised CE boundary, but he believes there are some positive aspects to the project. “There’ s a lot of sense with where they’ve put the line,” said Tim. “The benefit is to have the landscape features protected, particularly from exotic forestry.” One of the consultants engaged by TDC, Bridget Gilbert,


Maps provided a focus for disscussion. Photo: Jo Richards.

described the turnout at the three meetings as “brilliant” and said many attendees were seeking clarity about the implications of the new policy. “People are concerned, wondering ‘what does this mean for our property’?” The findings from this latest round of public engagement will used by council to develop options and draft provisions for the forthcoming Tasman Environment Plan which is likely to be publicly notified in around three years’ time. Feedback can be submitted via the Tasman Environment Plan website or emailed directly to: environmentplan@tasman. or by phoning 03 543 7655. Submissions close at the end of June.

Large, loud, bold and opportunistic describes our Southern black-backed gull, Larus dominicanus. Their scientific name comes from the Dominican Order of Friars who wore black and white habit. They are commonly referred to in other parts of the world as kelp gulls. Highly adaptive, Southern black-backed gulls are one of two native birds in New Zealand that are not afforded any level of protection under the Wildlife Act. Once occurring in what is termed “natural densities”, human activities have increased their food supply to a point where the gulls have expanded their numbers to “super abundant.” At a few sites around New Zealand they are controlled to reduce their predatory impacts on threatened shorebirds. With an average wingspan of over one metre they are the largest gull to breed in New Zealand. Adult birds have attractive plumage with a white head and underparts, black back, yellow bill and green legs. Captain Cook’s crews were known to shoot the rarely-seen birds for their valuable feathers. Juveniles look very different from their handsome parents, with mottled brown plumage, black bills and black legs. Their feathers lighten with age until they moult into adult plumage at three years. The dissimilarity between adults and juveniles led Maori to give adults one name, karoro and juvenile birds another name, ngoiro. Maori trained karoro to eat the caterpillars that infested kumara. Some birds became tame enough to follow people around while others had their wings clipped to stop them flying away.


GRANDSTAND Continued from page 1 together to bring the grandstand back to use”. Despite TDC bringing funding forward, Jill’s sister Hazel explains that the community is still expected to make a contribution to the cost, and highlights one of the fundraising ideas. “We want to sell naming rights to the seats. We’ve sold 83 already but there are about 200 still available.” Before work begins on the historic structure, soon to get official heritage listing, Noel is keen to remove a long-standing eyesore from the site. “We need to get rid of the squash courts, then the public can see that something is happening.” A&P Assn president, Duncan McKenzie is quick to acknowledge the people who have helped achieve the latest milestone. “It wouldn’t have happened without you two,” he


says looking at Jill and Hazel. “But it’s not just the placardholders, it’s the support we get from the community. Our two councillors have also been a great help; it’s nice to have both councillors on our side.” Hazel concurs. “Not everybody holds placards, some people sit on every fundraising stall, or smile their support when we are fundraising, or return with all the change they’ve been able to find in their car, or reply to our email updates, and it is this support that has kept us going.” Jill, who has kept going through thick and thin, is cautiously optimistic about the prospect of the grandstand being useable in time for next year’s A&P Show. “I’ll believe it when I’m sitting up there without a ladder,” says Jill who believes it’s all about attitude. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”


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Kia ora whanau, Police are investigating a burglary at a bach in Milnthorpe over the last few days of April. The bach was broken into and used for a period of time and a red/orange plastic “Dancer” canoe stolen. It’s one year since we located Dion and Jessica, lost and injured at Anatori. Once again I wish to thank this community that rallied to their aid. Whether it was the LandSAR searchers, the local fire brigades, the Rural Women network (that delivered yumminess to our forward base) or locals who offered whatever help they could and supported the grieving families until that wonderful outcome. Thank you all. • 17 May: Members of the public came to the assistance of a distressed 28-year-old Nelson male up Pupu Valley Road. Thanks to all those involved. Thanks to you, we have got him the help he needed. • 20 May: Police attended a serious crash on SH60 at Tukurua. Police are still investigating. • 21 May: Another potentially serious motor vehicle incident attended in Collingwood. • 22 May: An 18-year-old local male has been referred to the Community Iwi Panel on charges of wilful damage and careless driving after doing skids on the Takaka Primary School lawn and crashing on Rototai Road. This alcohol -fuelled offending could have lead to a car load of our local youth wiped out. How would I put that into a paragraph? Hopefully some learnings for everyone. • 23 May: A 30-year-old male from Nelson has been charged with careless driving causing injury following the serious crash at Clifton on 24 May. All involved are recovering well. Police got to experience the awesome new Coastguard boat based in Nelson last week. Hohapata - Sealord Rescue is named after Hohapata Te Kahupuku (1834-1913), a local resident of the pa at Whakapuaka whose actions and bravery were instrumental in the rescue of the crew and passengers of the Delaware when it was wrecked off Whakapuaka in 1863. Powered by a pair of 440hp Yanmar diesel engines driving twin Hamilton Jet units, Hohapata Sealord Rescue is a 11.3m Naiad, custom built by a Nelson firm. Equipped with high-end search technology, the vessel has onboard patient care facilities and significantly increased seagoing capability and range with a cruise speed of 28 knots and a range of 200 miles. It can be in Golden Bay in under two hours in pretty much any weather. Expect to see it out and about this summer, staffed by well-trained volunteers, saving lives.

Exciting news is afoot, or perhaps “aboot”. Former All White Wynton Rufer has announced he is “ready to energise and grow football talent” in the Bay. “Football needs to start with youth, so they can have all of the skills for the game,” said Wynton. The announcement came during his whistle-stop tour of the Bay, which began last Thursday at a regular training session for the Shield Maidens - a routine event he transformed into an afternoon to remember. As the Maidens assembled on the turf at Golden Bay High School the lean figure of a footballing legend was waiting. Wynton’s list of achievements in the sport is truly gobsmacking; it might be almost a decade since he stopped playing professionally, but during his career as a striker he played in the top leagues in Switzerland and Germany – winning four major titles with Werder Bremen and was top scorer in the UEFA Champions League 1993–94 season. He was also a member of the New Zealand squad in their first FIFA World Cup appearance in 1982, and, to cap it all, he was named Oceania Footballer of the Century. The Shield Maidens could have been forgiven for being a little star-struck, but they were soon back down to Earth as Wynton guided them through a series of drills, including onetouch passing, dribbling and shooting, and he even got them practicing Cruyff turns. Phil Smith’s young players were clearly listening to the legend’s advice – something which didn’t surprise Wynton in the least. “Girls tend to take in the information, boys don’t,” he said. A lot of his top tips related to the mind as much as the body. “You’ve always got to communicate and talk to each other,” he explained, before revealing the secret of taking a good penalty. “Decide in your head where you are going to put it, choose your side, and place it low.” The following evening, after a busy day visiting four local schools, Wynton spoke to a crowd of football enthusiasts at the Wholemeal Cafe during a dinner and auction fundraiser for Golden Bay Association Football Club (GBAFC). The greatest excitement of the night came at his proposal to extend his national football academy to the Bay to benefit “up-and-coming players”. The mooted academy would work closely with local schools “teaching football lessons during class time” (a popular suggestion amongst audience members) and “would provide after-school coaching and development clinics.” Shield Maidens coach Phil Smith confirms that in practical terms, “the academy will be run by the club, and will have an MOU [memorandum of understanding] with WYNRS, which is Wynton Rufer’s academy”. Once this is established, there will be meetings to establish big sponsors, and selection of a coach to train with Wynton in Auckland for six weeks. “Wynton will come once every term to keep the momentum going and check in with the club to make sure the club is well supported.” Wynton was enticed to the Bay by reports from his wife of its “outstanding beauty”, but the catalyst was when his friend Phil Smith reached out to him for club support. A former national and NZ age-group goalie, Smith was previously coached by Rufer. “I messaged him about my team (the Maidens), and Wynton made them a special inspirational video. Then he volunteered to come down here.” Wynton was impressed with what he had witnessed on his school visits – in particular how the students conducted themselves.

Wynton Rufer and Phil Smith at the Wholemeal Cafe. Photo: Rosa Volz.

“These are confident kids, not like big city kids. They speak clearly with a story – and with confidence to stand up amongst their classmates.” After a delicious dinner, Wynton spoke of his career path and achievements. “Being a striker is like being in the lion’s den – if you don’t watch out you get eaten alive.” He touched on his recent health challenges and his ambition to grow football in the Bay. He then took questions and initiated a vigorous and hu-morous bidding war for a number of his signed clothing and sporting items. One notable win was a ball signed by Wynton, Ma’a Nonu and Te Atawhai Hudson-Wihongi, which was won by Michael and Talia Lynch. The couple, who run Latitude Homes – one of the Shield Maidens ‘ primary sponsors – promptly donated it to their team. The evening was the first in season’s fundraising and sponsorship exercises for the club. The objective is to grow club membership by reducing fees and developing grassroots players. “Big things are going to be happening for this club,” predicts Phil, whose goal is to get a women’s team competing in the first division for the Kate Shepherd Trophy within the next couple of seasons. Club president Anju Ejima concluded the night by announcing that Wynton has come on board as the GBAFC club patron. This was followed by one or two glasses of red, before Wynton retired to the “presidential suite” at the Pakawau campground. Two days after their training session, the Maidens got to put new learning into practice in a home game against Tahuna Bluebirds. Judging from the impressive display, and the 8-0 scoreline, it seems the team has taken a lot of Wynton’s advice on board, and as a result, registered the Maidens’ maiden victory of the season.

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CLASSIFIEDS SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro GOLF 19 May. Stableford: D Win 40, R Young 38, R Miller 35, W Dobbie 35. Closest to pins: 3/12 W Dobbie, 8/17 L Trent, 9/18 C Reynish. Twos: R Dyce, D Win 16. Best gross: D Win 72. 22 May. Irish Stableford: A Trimmer 73, R Miller 73, W Dobbie 73. Senior match play: J Riordan bt W Collie 1 up. Closest to pins: 3/12 A Trimmer, 4/13 W Collie, 8/17 B Climo, 9/18 J Riordan. Twos: R Dyce, L Trent, L Davidson, R Miller, A Trimmer. Happy wanderer: J Benseman. Best gross: A Trimmer and R Davis. FOOTBALL 22 May. Golden Bay’s Shield Maidens won 8-0 win against Tahuna Bluebirds, a team who on paper should have won. Maidens’ skipper Ellie Hopkins scored a hattrick, Zoe Whitwell and Tiana Olney each scored two goals. Abbie McConnon showed some great passing and beautiful assists. It was a game where the Maidens passed the ball beautifully, and their defence quickly shut down shut any counter attacks. The team has just put the women’s division on notice. BRIDGE 19 May. Championship Pairs: NS: J Harper/H Curtis 61.25%, S Penny/T Packard 52.29%, W Corey/C Christiansen 50.39%; EW: J Beatson/C Mead 63.33%, J Pemberton/P Panzeri 62.89%, S Langford/P Nelson 61.22%; h/cap: NS: J Harper/H Curtis 67.30%, W Corey/C Christiansen 64.89%, P Taylor/A Gray 61.72%; EW: S Langford/P Nelson 71.72%, J Pemberton/P Panzeri 70.64%, J Beatson/C Mead 68.13%. 21 May. Friday Champs: S Penny/T Packard 58%, C Furness/S Van Wijngaarden 53%, J Beatson/E Bradshaw 50%; h/cap: S Penny/T Packard64.20%, A Foreman/J Morgan 63.30%, C Furness/S Van Wijngaarden 60.25%.


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TWILIGHT Fair. A heartfelt thanks to everyone for helping make the Central Takaka School Twilight Fair the fun evening it was. A special thanks to the following people and organisations for their amazing generosity and support: Tub and Irene Bruning, Greg and Nicola Fellowes, FreshChoice Takaka, Solly’s, Fulton Hogan, GB Rubbish, BP Takaka, Trash Palace, Ashton family, Sam Hopley, Jed Bright, Hester Davies, Hera Livingston. With your help we raised enough money to install basketball hoops on our soon-to-be refurbished back courts. See you next year for Central Takaka School Twilight Fair 2022. GOLDEN BAY GREY POWER will be at FreshChoice on Friday 4 June for renewing of subscriptions plus new members. Subscriptions can also be paid to our bank account 38-9004-0578046-00. Use your membership number or surname as the reference. Ph 525 9242. ALCOHOLICS Anonymous. If you want to drink that’s your business. If you want to stop we can help. Meeting Thursdays 7pm, Catholic Church Hall. Ph 0800 229 6757. FRESH FM needs your help. Are you willing to host a fundraising event to support local radio? Or help run one? We’re a Charitable Trust – a $30 donation on our website is tax deductible. Email Maureen: or ph 525 8779, 027 335 1395. GB WEEKLY: Office hours are Monday-Wednesday, 9am-5pm. taking a short winter break. Our town cart and mobile coffee car will closed for a week, re-opening Tuesday 8 June.

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AGM NOTICES KAITUNA Track Restoration Society AGM, Monday 14 June , 7pm at Collingwood Rugby Club Rooms. Everyone welcome. Need to know more? Ph 027 227 1283. POHARA Boat Club AGM, Wednesday 9 June, 7pm. We will be updating the Club Constitution. 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 Community Service Vehicle Trust (Wrinklies Express) AGM, Takaka Bowling Club, Tuesday 8 June at 10am. MOTUPIPI Public Hall AGM, Wednesday 2 June, 7.30pm, Motupipi School staffroom. All welcome. GOLDEN Bay Hands AGM, Saturday 12 June, 4-7pm, East Takaka Hall, followed by potluck. COLLINGWOOD Memorial Library Inc AGM, Saturday 26 June, 10am at the library, all welcome. VILLAGE Green Society AGM, Friday 25 June, 1pm, GB Community Centre. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 28 MAY 2021


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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 28 MAY 2021

Let’s unpack packaging

There are pros and cons to every option. Glass is endlessly recyclable. However, it has a higher carbon footprint due to freight weight and there is now a global sand shortage. Paper and cardboard can be readily

Because we reckon your goods should be packed in good stuff too.

recycled in New Zealand, but not if it is oily or waxy, and it releases methane if it breaks down in landfill. Aluminium can be endlessly recycled but it needs to be sent overseas for recycling. And compostable plastic

There’s no such thing as ‘perfect packaging’ from an environmental

sounds great but requires heat and light to biodegrade – and they won’t

perspective (except perhaps the banana skin!).

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HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora ANEL BAKER Physiotherapy at 22 Meihana Street, Takaka. Ph/txt for an appointment 021 053 4337. AROHA Health Spa. Massage: deep tissue, relaxation and clinical; structural bodywork, myofascial release, infrared sauna, spa bath, facials, holistic health and more. Open from 9.30am onwards. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. Ph 525 8870.

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 ,

Grant Watson Manipulative Physiotherapist

Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

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


CAROLYN Simon, Craniosacral therapist, naturopath, medical herbalist. For appointments or flower essences text 027 483 5865, ph 525 8544.

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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. ENERGETIC Kinesiology. For an appointment ph/txt Mark Bonar 027 588 2462.

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

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Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St ACC registered

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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.

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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, THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 28 MAY 2021

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FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko PUPPIES, Huntaway x Collie, great working parents. Ph 021 556 806.

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Ph/txt Trev 027 282 4014 LOST AND FOUND / Ngaronga/Kitenga FOUND. Sofa squab, 550x550x100, brown velour, at Cassidy’s Corner on Sunday 23 May. Ph 525 9948.



All for the month of June

29 Commercial St, Takaka

Bricklayer, Jack of all trades builder looking for work in the Golden Bay area CV and references available upon request Ph 022 093 0624

SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea WOODWORKER’S assistant. Initially short-term casual, could lead to more permanent position. Ph 027 346 6562 or info@


Waitapu Engineering requires a hard-working general hand to help keep our workshop running efficiently. Training will be provided for this position that includes: ordering and receiving stock, customer service, as well as some cleaning and lifting. The applicant must hold a full NZ drivers’ licence. Please email your CV to

BLOCKS, BLOCKS, BLOCKS Winter crop blocks, Young stock blocks, Lamber blocks and Calver blocks Available in-store

EXPERIENCED GENERAL ENGINEER Waitapu Engineering requires an experienced general engineer to join our busy team. The applicant must hold a full NZ drivers’ licence. Please email your CV to

PROPERTY WANTED / Rawa hiahia PROPERTY or land (maximum 7ha) within 30 minutes of Takaka. Private, sunny, distant views. MATURE single male looking for permanent accommodation. Have references. Ph 020 4120 0710.

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko


NATIVE plants, from $4 each or six for $20. 15 Poplar Lane, Collingwood. Ph 021 033 1227. KUNEKUNE piglets, nine-month-old friendly gilts and boars available. Open to offers: 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. SPLASHBACKS and shower glass. Custom made 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.

FIAT Punto, 2001, low km, amazingly economical. Ph 027 248 3350. 12

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Do you have the answers? Ray White Property Management 027 525 7229 - THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 28 MAY 2021

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New Listing/Open Home For Sale: TENDER - Closes 1pm, Thursday 17th June 2021, Will not be sold prior Open Home: Sunday 30th May 1.00 - 1.30pm THE HOMESTEAD AT PAKAWAU Everything about this private, rural homestead with double garaging and sleepout, feels welcoming and homely. Situated approximately 14kms north of Collingwood, near the Pakawau Hall and handy to some great fishing spots, the Homestead offers you a place to call home, a place to feel grounded, and a place to bring family and friends together. It is fair to say, the bush is a bit wild, and the gardens are a bit too well grown, but the majority of the two hectare block (held in two freehold titles) is in fenced pasture, which is currently grazed by a neighbour to keep down the maintenance. However, for those of you wanting to grow most of your own food, this is truly paradise! Make sure you view our video and virtual tour and contact us for a full information pack.

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

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Level 1, 11 Buxton Lane, Takaka | Facebook @RaywhiteGoldenbay | 03 525 7219 I 027 608 5606 | | Billy Kerrisk Licensed Agent REAA 2008 EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē ANATOKI SALMON CAFE. Delicious bagels, salmon platter, pizza, chowder, coffees and more. Open every day from 10am till 3pm. COLLINGWOOD TAVERN. 11am-7pm, Sunday-Thursday; 11am-late, Friday and Saturday. Live music - check out our Facebook page for details. COURTHOUSE CAFE. Open 7 days 8am-3pm. No pizzas for winter. Welcome to Sue and Jon. CURRY LEAF. Open 7 days, 12-8pm. Chef-made food, takeaway prices. Order online or ph 525 8481.

Saturday, 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. Ph 525 9396. WHOLEMEAL CAFE, open 7 days for dine-in meals and takeaways, 7.30am-3pm.

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UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

GOLDEN BAY ANGLICAN CHURCH warmly invites you to join them this Sunday, 30 May, 10am at Takaka - World Day of Prayer service (donations to World Day of Prayer fundraising); or 10.30am St Cuthbert’s Collingwood - service and shared lunch at Ferguson’s Farm, Kaihoka. No evening service at Collingwood today.


SACRED Heart Catholic faith community celebrates Mass at 4pm each Sunday. All welcome. NO service at St Andrews.

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.

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

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152 High Street, Motueka Ph 027 528 7205

All Welcome ☺

Sunday Service 10am

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

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:

WEDNESDAY 2 JUNE COSTUME HIRE. Playhouse, Park Avenue, 7-8.30pm. After hours ph Diane 525 8097, evenings. ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10am12.30pm, Onekaka Hall.

THURSDAY 3 JUNE DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 9-11am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007, 027 525 7007.

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. ZEN MEDITATION RETREAT. Theme: Our Deepest Ecology. 4-7 June, Shambhala retreat centre, Onekaka. Registrations at or ph/txt Sage 021 070 0656. 13

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere LATER EVENTS GB RSA AGM,7.30pm, Monday 14 June at the Takaka Fire Station. New members welcome. GB CHARITY BALL, Saturday 19 June. Tickets from NBS. $65 single/$120 couple. A fundraiser for emergency services in Golden Bay.

Conservation Volunteer Calendar Keen to make a difference to Golden Bay’s environment? Check out conservation volunteer opportunities for June:

Regular workdays

Kaituna Track Restoration Society

Check traps and maintain/extend traplines Contact Des Clark 03 524 8286 for details of next workday.

Saturday 5/Sunday 6 June

Farewell Wharariki Healthpost Nature Trust

Wharariki Wetland planting. Meet Cape Farewell turnoff 1pm Sat/10am Sun. Bring spade, gloves, water and snacks. Contact for further details and other planting/trapping opportunities

Wednesday 16 June

Rata-Tui Restoration Trust

Working bee at Motupipi Hill to clear gorse, bracken and weeds from around previous tree plantings. Meet Cassidy’s Corner at 1pm. Bring lopers, gloves, water and snacks. Contact Phil Castle 03 525 6224 for further details.

Art Vault Takaka 57 Commercial Street, Takaka

Printmaking Demonstration by Kathy Reilly

Friday 4 June

Armchair Adventures at Takaka Library Wednesday 9th June 2.00pm Martin Potter on "Sailing round the Horn"


Wednesday 16th June 2.00pm Tish Potter & her "Adventures in Africa"

The Small Print

Wednesday 23rd June 2.00pm Gaylene Wilkinson on "Tramping the spine of the South Island"

Contemporary printmakers exploring many and diverse methods of printmaking

Free entry

All A4 prints


Contemporary Contemporary printmakers printmakers FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES exploring exploring manyPresents: &many & diverse diverse methodsmethods of printmaking of printmaking TIME OF THE SIXTH SUN

Sunday 27 June

Project Mohua and Tasman Environmental Trust

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

Dreaming ourselves awake - FRI 6.30pm

Sunday 11 July

also LIVE

Farming 2030

Tree planting day, 10am. Contact Debbie Pearson, 021 0254 9509 for details.

MUSIC - SAT 6.30pm


If you would like your July conservation volunteer event advertised in this column please email:

Extravaganza by Sunday 20 June

Sunday 11th July from 4pm Pre-sale tickets $8 each or $30 for 4

Rec Park Centre Gate Sales $10 each

Circus Workshops, LED Hoop Performance and Fire and Pyro show before the Fireworks at 6.15pm Tickets available at Rec Park Centre, NBS, Golden Bay Kindergarten and Golden Bay Toy Library See Facebook event for more details

PHONE: 027 525 8679 EMAIL: OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Wednesday 9am-5pm

USUAL DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMITTED ITEMS 9am Tuesday. USUAL DEADLINE FOR ALL ADVERTISING/LETTERS Noon Tuesday. LATE SURCHARGE: Until 4pm on Tuesday (if space available): classified ads $5; display ads 10% surcharge (min $5). ARTICLE IDEA OR REQUEST We welcome your suggestions. Please contact us. SUBMISSION OF A WHAKAARO We welcome readers to submit a whakaaro. Please contact us with your idea first. AGENTS: Paradise Entertainment, 71 Commercial Street, Takaka or Collingwood On the Spot store, Tasman Street. ADVERTISING COSTS: Classifieds: 55c/word. Display ads: contact us for details or see the website. The editor reserves the right to make final decisions on layout of submitted ads. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information in this publication, The GB Weekly does not accept any responsibility for errors or omissions or for any consequences arising from reliance on information published. The content of submitted material is not necessarily endorsed by the owners. Copies can be bought and we have a subscription service. 14

UPCOMING GIGS & EVENTS... Saturday 29th May

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

Saturday 5th June

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Friday 4th, Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th June

Friday 18th June

roots & fruits


Saturday19th June

winter shenanigans PIXCIL // MISKO // CICARDIAN #rootsbartakaka

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere


Your asters and ”. “Natural Dis to Prepare w o H . ls a Anim Public meeting with MPI and Civil Defence

Wed 2 June at 1pm

Takaka Rugby Football Club

at the Rec Centre

DRAW - Saturday 29th May 2021 Fri

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Old Man’s Beard

Six Minutes to Midnight (M) Finding You (PG) (Final) Girls can’t Surf (M) Land (M) James & Isey (M) The Father (M) (Final) James & Isey (M) Six Minutes to Midnight (M) (Final) Matinee: Land (M) Litigante (M) June Again (M) Land (M) DramaLAB *Fooling Workshop* with Colin Minney, Phone: 022 156 5235 Litigante (M) June Again (M)

Invasive Species?

Bookings phone 525 8453

U6s/Ripper - Friday night 5.30pm U9s - 12pm vs WOB White Feild 2b U11s - 10.45am vs Huia Feild 2a U12s Blue - 12pm vs Nelson Feild 1 U12s Red - 10.45am vs Huia Feild 1 Div II - 1.15pm vs Stoke Feild 1

Useful Fibre?

Hope to see you on the sideline and a huge thank you to all our sponsors


Film information may be found at

1st June to 23rd July .

Golden Bay Museum/Te Waka Huia o Mohua

Programmes to listen out for:

The Mussel Inn

Climate Matters - Lindsay Wood is the director of Resilienz Ltd, a company committed to developing “multiplier effect” strategies to tackle the climate crisis. Lindsay engages across a wide range of climate issues, describes himself as “a specialist in being a generalist”, and works primarily in making the science and technology of climate accessible to those that need to apply it. Monday mornings at 10am, replaying Thursday afternoons at 3.30.

JUNIORS: 9.00am: Non-travelling juniors at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre 10.30am: 9th grade Golden Bay Weka vs Signature Homes Richmond Hawks at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre 10.30am: 11/12th grade Maupa Rangers Rhinos vs Golden Bay Orcas at Mapua Domain 10.30am: 11/12th grade Waimea Plains City vs Golden Bay Pumas at Goodman Reserve YOUTH: 9.30am: 13/14th grade Mapua Magic vs Golden Bay Gladiators at Moutere Domain 10.45am: 13/14th grade Waimea Plains vs Golden Bay Panthers at Lord Rutherford Park WOMEN: 1.00pm: Golden Bay Shield Maidens vs Mapua Cougars at Golden Bay Rec Park Centre MEN: 1.00pm: Nelson 3rds vs Golden Bay Stingrays at Victory Square 3.00pm: ITM Motueka 1st X vs Golden Bay Mountain Goats at Memorial Park (Motueka)


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A full program at the Rec Park Centre this week!

Sat 29th CAITLIN SMITH and her imaginary band (trio), $20 Sun 30th The famous MUSSEL INN BEER TASTING COMPETITION.1.30pm sharp. SOLD OUT! JUNE Thu 3rd QUIZ, 7.30pm Sat 5th DOW P’ DOW DOW, $10 on the door Fri 11th MATT GOW, Americana backcountry troubadour, $10 on the door Sat 12th IAN CHAPMAN. Experiencing David Bowie: A Listener’s Companion. $20 on the door Thu 17th QUIZ, 7.30pm Thu 24th LIVE POETS/ACID ON THE MICROPHONE 7.30pm, koha JULY Thu 1st QUIZ, 7.30pm Thu 8th JORDAN LUCK BAND, $45 tickets ($60 on the door)

The Dinner Club - Join Anna and Mia on The Dinner Club. These two students from Nelson College for Girls present an hour of music chat and fun. Airs Thursday afternoons at 5:00, replaying Sunday mornings at 2:00.

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.

Saturday 29 May

Coming Up...

Majesty of Darkness - A selection of the finest Heavy Metal, presented by His Majesty of Darkness. Sponsored by Uprising Tattoo Studio in Motueka. Friday nights at 8:00 with a new episode every 2 weeks.

Friday: Light winds, tending northerly. Cloud and drizzly rain developing during the morning, easing later. Saturday: Easterlies freshening. Scattered showers turning to general rain during the morning. Sunday: Gusty easterlies, tending southeast. Rain at first then becoming scattered away from areas exposed to the east. Monday: Southerlies prevailing. Cloudy areas with a few showers likely at first and again at night. Tuesday: Westerlies tending southwest. A few early showers in the west otherwise mainly fine.

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