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Rebuilding begins for CAS

Dawn ceremony at Collingwood Area School: Mauri stone (in the kete) are about to be buried at the new entrance to the school. Photo: Supplied. JOYCE WYLLIE

stone came from Marble Creek, which runs up After a final karakia, the crowd went into the The Collingwood Area School community under Mt Burnett, another one from Kaituna school hall. Barney again thanked everyone for took a significant step in its planned rebuilding Creek, and one was added from West Coast. being up so early to be part of this celebration, project by marking the school’s new entrance Sourcing stones from different places signifies and opened the floor for the familiar pattern with mauri stones. the geographical spread of families in the CAS of korero and waiata (speech and song). On 13 November, a crowd gathered quietly community, as well as recognising history and CAS principal Hugh Gully, Jessicah Win from in the car park at the appointed early hour, the many schools that once existed around our Playcentre, Board of Trustees chair Vincent sheltering under umbrellas in the damp district and were centralised at Collingwood Andrew and deputy principal Alison Menary darkness. As Barney Thomas, chairman of Area School. all added their thoughts and thanks. Ngāti Rārua Trust, explained how the mauri Barney led the speeches and karakia. The As Barney brought the morning’s ceremony stone ceremony would go, a tui trilled, kete holding the stones was delivered by to a close he reflected on the meaning greeting the dawn. Its song was drowned by wheelbarrow and lowered into the hole by of a mauri stone, saying that it is about the sound of the blowing of pūtatāra (conch senior students. connection. He spoke of the appropriateness shells), as people moved to the school tennis Kawakawa leaves were placed on top of of the morning’s rain. Water connects the courts. the stones in honour of a long-serving teacher sky, the earth, rivers and sea, symbolising the In an otherwise traditional ceremony, who has recently died. Also in his memory, connection of people and community, of past, orange plastic cones shielded a newly dug his shovel was used to fill the hole. Everyone present and future, and of old and new. hole in the concrete. This specially chosen site, was invited to take a turn to cover the stones Breakfast of bacon-and-egg pies and sweet identified by GPS technology, is where the new with gravel, so the shovel was passed from treats, created by the Courthouse Café and entrance to the rebuilt school will be. hand to hand as the hole was filled. People served by students, accompanied a time of The kōhatu (stones) had been selected contributing their effort included past, present chatting and connecting before everyone ∙ QUALITY WORKMANSHIP ∙ LOCAL during the week by an expedition of students, FRIENDLY and future pupils, staff, board members and drifted away. family members, staff and mana whenua. One mana whenua. Continued on page 2 FRIENDLY ∙ QUALITY WORKMANSHIP ∙ LOCAL


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Tasman District Council has a varied commercial enterprise portfolio. Forestry is the main component, and is managed by the forestry company PF Olsen. Port Tarakohe, Motueka and Takaka airports, some commercial properties at Māpua wharf and in Richmond, and campgrounds at Pōhara, Collingwood, Motueka and Murchison make up the rest. There are other reserve land campgrounds such as Kina Beach, which are not included. The commercial portfolio also does not include the Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs) that it jointly owns with Nelson Council, ie Nelson Port, Nelson Airport, the Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit, and Waimea Water, which it part owns with Waimea Irrigators Ltd. The Council’s Enterprises Activity Management Plan 2021-2051 states “Commercial Assets are managed prudently to provide a financial return for the benefit of the district’s ratepayers.” Forestry provides the bulk of this return. Even so, it is still not a main income source for TDC, but is a supplement to the income from rates. The Pōhara and Motueka campgrounds are on recreation reserve land and, unlike forestry, the income that they generate is not used as a source of funding for general council operations. It instead goes into reserve funds used to maintain reserve land in a variety of ways. There are different arrangements for the individual campgrounds, which each have their own historical legacies, and they have more meaning to their communities than being purely commercial, like forestry. Currently, the lessees of the Pōhara Camp are seeking to purchase a longer lease of 33 years (the current agreement being 19 years, expiring in 2040). The lease includes the assets, which are owned by council. The community is being consulted on this at present, which has raised some interest. The Motueka campground lease is already 33 years. As well as paying for the lease, Pōhara Camp pays 28 per cent of its current turnover every quarter. All this goes into the reserve funds. The site of the Pōhara Camp was gifted by Hanson Winter to the council. It covers 5.2ha and opened in 1950. Generations of the same families have come ever since. The public have always had right of access to Pohara Camp and this is enshrined in the lease agreement, though before the time of the present lessees this was not always known beyond Pōhara. Continued on page 2

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Continued from page 1 The toilets at the eastern end are for public as well as campground use. The cycleway that runs along Selwyn St then carries on through the camp. Anyone can walk through the camp to the beach, or use the pathway and children’s playground.


Tākaka Primary School students perform a haka before laying their poppies at the Memorial Wall. Photo: Anita Peters. ANITA PETERS IN TĀKAKA, CHARLOTTE RICHARDS IN COLLINGWOOD

Continued from page 1 Reflecting on the morning, Vincent summed up by saying that, to him, the ceremony recognised “the significance of how far we have come already, the enormous change we will soon have in the brand new buildings, and also recognising the current buildings that have served so many in our community and also long-standing staff. It was actually a part of something much bigger than CAS. A really historic moment”. After all the paperwork, meetings and planning, the very first physical job that the project team of Naylor Love undertook at CAS was to dig that hole through the concrete on the tennis courts, marking the new entrance. Now the next job for them will be to erect the safety fences in preparation for the new building to begin.

In Tākaka, a small crowd huddled together at the Memorial Park as the heavens opened during the Armistice Day remembrance last Thursday 11 November. A short service, led by the president of Golden Bay Returned and Services Association Noel Baigent, paid respects to those who served and those who sacrificed their lives in the First World War. “One hundred and three years ago today, in 1918, at this moment – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – the guns fell silent,” Noel told the quiet crowd. “The First World War was over, a war that, for us, began four years earlier in Gallipoli. One hundred thousand soldiers went from New Zealand; 18,000 were killed and 41,000 were injured.” Noel spoke about the brave souls listed on Tākaka’s Memorial Wall and urged people to never forget those who did return. Many had lives shattered forever. Noel also paid tribute to the many other service personnel who fought in other conflicts, and who are recognised on remembrance pillars around the Park. After The Last Post was played by the bugler, and the ode and the Reveille recited, students from Tākaka Primary School performed a heart-rending haka before laying their poppies at the memorial wall. They finished with a moving waiata.

A poignant conclusion to the service referred to the shortlived celebration following Armistice Day, when 8500 returning New Zealand servicemen died from a deadly strain of influenza. “That global pandemic killed some 25-50 million people worldwide, but humanity survived,” said Noel. “So will we through this Covid pandemic.” In Collingwood, the inclement weather forced a change of setting for the Armistice commemoration but the 11am service was no less moving for those who attended. Beneath the backdrop of Collingwood Memorial Hall’s four stained-glass windows depicting a nurse, an airman, a soldier and a sailor, president of the Collingwood branch of the RSA Paddy Gillooly spoke of the thousands of New Zealand servicemen who fought in the First World War. Collingwood Area School (CAS) head student Momoti Karutakea then placed a poppy on a cross representing each of the 46 fallen servicemen from Collingwood while Paddy read out their names. Fellow head student Lilly Bain recited the ode – in Te Reo for the first time at a Collingwood remembrance ceremony – before Paddy repeated it in English. The act of remembrance concluded with The Lord’s Prayer, a rendition of The Last Post, and the laying of wreaths by representatives of the RSA and CAS.

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Nick Feint’s Tākaka business, Stone Arrow, is officially certified climate positive. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

One local business has already gone beyond the carbon reduction targets agreed by global leaders. Tākaka-based jewellery manufacturer and retailer Stone Arrow is officially certified “climate positive”. Simply put, this means the operation is, on a net basis, removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. At the recent COP26 meeting in Glasgow, many world leaders made commitments on behalf of their nations to become carbon neutral in the next few decades. Mindful of its target to be carbon-zero by 2050, New Zealand pledged a 50 per cent reduction on gross 2005 carbon emissions by the end of this decade. Rather than wait for government policy to eventually trickle down, Stone Arrow’s owner Nick Feint took the initiative and set about meeting his own ambitious target. “Right from the start I wanted to be carbon positive,” says Nick. “I’d been thinking about it for years.” To manage its emissions, a business first needs to measure them – to quantify them and identify their sources – a process commonly referred to as carbon footprinting. The footprint data generated can then be used to develop a carbon reduction plan, which may include options for offsetting residual, unavoidable emissions using forest carbon credits. Although Nick received support from Ekos, a company that specialises in carbon management for organisations, he calculated most elements of the footprint himself. “The hardest part is estimating stuff,” says Nick. “Freight for example was really tricky; we send parcels all over New Zealand, so it’s very difficult to work out.” Other significant contributors to the company’s carbon

emissions are electricity usage and the metals – silver and copper – used in the manufacturing process. “I went through all my receipts for metals to work out how many kilos we used,” explains Nick. When the footprint figure emerged from the spreadsheet calculation, Nick received a pleasant surprise. “It blew me away how little our emissions were.” Few who have followed Stone Arrow’s environmental journey, however, will be surprised. The company has been a member of the NZ Sustainable Business Network for over 10 years and was a finalist in the SBN awards in 2013, 2015 and 2019, including being national runner-up twice. Such recognition stems from Nick’s commitment to using recycled materials including glass, metals, and packaging material, as well as reducing energy consumption and minimising emissions by driving an electric vehicle. Nick plans to reduce Stone Arrow’s carbon footprint even further by installing solar panels, but until then, 120 per cent of current emissions are offset through Ekos’s Rameka Forest Carbon Project – a local, fully certified scheme – which provides wider benefits including biodiversity conservation, erosion control and water quality improvement. Nick says his annual offset fees are “around a couple of hundred dollars”. Achieving carbon positive status is all part of Nick’s business philosophy. “I try to give more than expected,” says Nick who, in the run-up to Christmas, plans to “give something back to locals” with his upcoming sale. Nick encourages other small enterprises that may be toying with idea of becoming carbon neutral – or climate positive – to take the plunge. “It’s not as expensive as you would think.” For more information, visit:,,

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IN BRIEF Schools Vaccine Mandate JO RICHARDS

At midnight on Monday the deadline passed for education workers across the country to receive their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Under the Government’s Covid-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, it is mandatory for a wide range of paid personnel and volunteers in the education sector to be fully vaccinated. In Golden Bay the legislation applies to all five schools plus early education centres, but not to playgroups. It wasn’t until the start of the school day on Tuesday – when the mandate took effect – that principals could determine exactly how many of their staff remained unvaccinated and consequently would be unable to enter school premises. From the brief survey carried out by The GB Weekly earlier this week, it appears that, for most schools, very few, or no, staff are unvaccinated and classes are continuing as normal or “almost normal”. We plan to report more fully in next week’s paper.

Visitors to avoid low vax-rate Bay?

Last week’s letters (GBW 12/11) certainly had a lot of the don’t-tell-us-what-to-do members of the community getting their names into print, so let me ask them to clarify for the rest of us: do you want people to come and spend their money in Golden Bay this summer, or do you want them to stay away because the trend is going to be that they will go to places that are above the 90 per cent vaccination rate? Gary Thorpe

Freedom, kindness and responsibility

I am bemused by the talk of “kindness” that I frequently see in discussions of the Covid vaccine mandate. Surely we are in the middle of a public health emergency and the important thing is to keep as many people safe as possible. What does kindness have to do with it? Another common word I see is “freedom”. However, are we free to drive on the right, consume alcohol while doing it and go without a seatbelt? Could these actions be called being kind? Along with freedom comes responsibility and it is responsibility that is lacking here, not kindness or freedom. If you do not believe the vaccine is effective and safe, please read the news and Robyn Gaffney’s article last week. If you do not believe the news, you have to say that all mainstream news outlets and all countries in the world are telling lies. This is a step too far into paranoia for me. Ann Sarll

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Government officials tell me that I must get vaccinated. They tell me that whilst this may not prevent me getting Covid or passing it on, I will be less seriously ill, if I am vaccinated. How do they know? My wife and daughter both caught Covid at precisely the same moment, as they and the family gathered around at the death of my sister-in-law. They both experienced identical symptoms, had an identical duration of illness and both recovered fully, over the same period of time. My daughter, 37 years old, was double jabbed; my wife, approaching 70 years, had no vaccination. These two are obviously closely genetically related and share an environmental history. They both said Covid felt like flu. I have looked but can find no clinical studies, with genetically similar individuals, where one party has been jabbed and the other has not. I would be most grateful if anyone can direct me to such proof, please. Perhaps a health care professional at Golden Bay Community Health could assist? Without such clinical evidence, how can the authorities substantiate their claim that I will be less ill with Covid, after an injection of this new mRNA material? Bruce Collings

Quiet heroes rise above Covid noise

What has happened to us? All around I see people hurting. We started off united, being kind, now I hear whispers “Are we being deceived?”. A long-standing friend saying “you are mad”. Family saying “don’t be stupid,“ someone murmuring to me “keep away! Your vibes will make me sick”. I am hurting. People lost their beloved jobs, people now are having to quit. We’ve become so split. People are hurting, anger brewing up, income lost, friends forsaken, families split, even a lighthearted joke to heal the breech, falling flat. We are hurting so deeply. In town work still goes on. Cleaners smiling behind masks, caregivers, nurses comforting the lonely, protective supermarket workers providing our daily needs. Standing in distanced queues, young men waving me on, an assistant kindly carrying my load. You workers, you are lifting our hearts. In all this hurting battle, you loyal workers are our salt of the earth, the true heroes of this divisive time. Helena Thorpe

The cost of individual freedom

I need to respond to the letter in The GB Weekly last week complaining about legislation that effects job losses and loss of some freedoms for the unvaccinated. (Cry Freedom, Karen Campbell, GBW 12/11). I was horrified in case anyone should think that this is my belief, as I too am Karen Campbell. I have lived in Golden Bay for 44 years and for 38 of those I worked as a nurse. I worked in aged care, as a practice nurse, as a district

nurse and as a palliative care nurse. My husband, John, was a teacher in the Bay for 30 years. We would like it known that we fully support the Covid-19 vaccination programme and we are very happy to support the vaccine mandates, especially in the health and education sectors. Individual freedom is great, but it is not free. Individual freedom brings with it a cost and that cost is the risk you expose our families, our community, our health system and our country to by remaining unvaccinated. Karen Campbell, Rangihaeata

No jab, no job, no compassion

The choice to sacrifice your job for what you believe in is about as hard as it gets. It takes enormous courage and faith – and it is frightening. Please stand in the knowledge that many are grateful. We are not only grateful for your stand against oppression but also for the stand you are making for the health of the people of New Zealand. In protecting yourself you are protecting a part of NZ and inspiring others to do the same. Teachers, nurses and others are being tossed out for challenging a leadership that has discarded the Bill of Rights. What is so tragic is how pervasive the leadership culture has become. Leadership without compassion has, at lightning speed, resulted in leaders without compassion. I was surprised to see a magic wand has been waved over Oranga Tamariki staff granting them a reprieve. This single act of discriminatory discretion is astounding and baffling. In the words of George Orwell it seems ”Whatever the Party holds to be the truth, is truth”. Stay strong, hold the line. Mark Shelly

Covid heading south

Today (15 November) the news headlines are “Covid heading South“. How long can we down here be free? Are we lucky or what? Are we ready and armed to fight this foe? Reg Turner

The need to be Covid smart

Richard is certainly free thinking, and may be extremely smart, but I doubt that he is smarter than the collective smartness of an overwhelming majority of the world’s leading virologists, epidemiologists, and medical professionals. I also doubt that he is smarter than the collective smartness of an overwhelming majority of NZ citizens who are choosing to be vaccinated in order to protect themselves, their loved ones, and the communities in which they choose to live. For those of us who grew up with the horrendous effects Polio had meted out to its victims, vaccination is a “no-brainer”. We all got vaccinated, and also for many other deadly diseases that have now, by and large, been eradicated - thanks solely to their respective vaccines. Richard goes on to claim that NZ is suffering from “fear, division and oppression” but from whom? The only people we hear using divisive vitriol are the anti-vaxxers and conspiracy theorists. I hope it’s them that Richard wants to quieten down on their rhetoric? Covid will find its way into Golden Bay and when it does it’ll be the unvaccinated who will suffer the brunt of its carnage. But it won’t stop there because the larger the unvaccinated pool of people the more at risk we all are, especially those amongst us that are frail, elderly, or who have underlying medical conditions. And, of course, our children and grandchildren who are too young to be vaccinated. John Field

Hunker down and inherit the world

I have had my two vaccine shots and was feeling quite happy that I had played my small part in protecting myself, my community and our health system. But alas many of my anti-vaxxer friends have assured me I will now be dead within three years. So I’m kind of curious why they are all making such a noise. Surely better for you all to hunker down for three years and let us vaccinated naively wave our vaccine certificates about, and allow us to enjoy our short time left? Then the world will be yours. Then you can have your own scientists, your own media and your own government. That’ll be interesting. Good luck. Paul Stocker

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LE T TERS Sticking to the rules

What a refreshing article submitted by Robyn Gaffney (GBW 12/11). When unvaccinated people get Covid and are really sick and have to go into ICU it’s difficult to have sympathy for them. I get upset reading about these people who go on about their rights. As a child I contracted all the undesirables including, whooping cough, measles, mumps and was unfortunate to have a touch of polio. Thanks to vaccines I am still here almost 70 years later. Who wants their child being taught by an unvaccinated teacher? Why should unvaccinated people get preference in hospital to the detriment of others eg, cancer patients? We would have less Covid in NZ if people stuck to the rules. June Scales

Covid perspective

With the potential of Covid to start circulating in New Zealand, I think it important for all of us to put things into perspective. Data from the Office for National Statistics, England and Wales for 2020 (population 56 million) and pre vaccination, shows Covid-19 was the underlying cause in 73,766 deaths, just marginally higher than that listed for Alzheimer’s at 70,047. Covid deaths by age range show the over-70’s had 84.2% of deaths. Under-50’s had 1.9% of deaths, of these 0.07% in the under-24’s (54 deaths) and of these, just 11 deaths in the under-20’s. Studies have shown that other health issues greatly increase the chance of developing serious disease and dying from Covid across all age ranges; cardiovascular, obesity, diabetes with complications and hypertension being the main ones cited across a number of studies. Covid-19, in the main, is a serious illness for the elderly and those with other health issues. Suicides, breast cancer and heart disease were the largest causes of death in the five to 59 age groups. I think this should give pause for thought. The Ministry of Health concurs with recent studies that the vaccinated can still catch Covid, and may be asymptomatic. Studies are also showing that vaccinated asymptomatic cases can still carry high viral loads. This means that the vaccinated may be more likely to be out and about spreading the virus unwittingly, than the unvaccinated who are more likely to

develop symptoms and thus get tested. We need to bear this in mind when protecting the vulnerable. Louise Coleman

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I have great respect for the work of Tony Lawton and Roland Toder in regard to the “damn dam” (Waimea). Such a shame that TDC councillors and staff could not take on board their wisdom. But us humans are very resistant to changing our opinions, even in the face of the evidence. However, in regard to the Pōhara camp, though TDC has not provided useful information (nothing unusual there), I can’t agree with Tony and Roland. This is a place where Kiwis from all walks of life can come and have a low impact holiday by the beach. “Upmarket eco-tourism/ beachfront dining’” at the expense of access for everyone? No thanks. I can’t think of any evidence that would change my opinion but perhaps we shouldn’t get too excited since sea level rise will sort it our soon enough. On another matter, Robyn Gaffney’s report (GBW 12/11) from the sharp end of dealing with Covid was instructive. All those letter writers talking about “freedom” and “unproven” could consider changing their opinions but it seems unlikely. Some in the USA have gone to their death still saying “This can’t be happening, it doesn’t exist”. Many things have been “mandated” over the years to our collective benefit without tyranny overcoming us. I’m just so pleased I got my vaccinations some time ago, before anyone told me I had to. I do hate being told what to do. Ian Alach




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The road repairs at Fonterra corner are likely to continue for a few weeks. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

A new set of roadworks has appeared on the outskirts of Tākaka – this time at the junction of Abel Tasman Drive and Meihana Street, close to the Fonterra factory. Tasman District Council transportation manager Jamie McPherson explains the reason for the disruption. “We are reconstructing part of the pavement underneath the intersection, which was understrength and beginning to deform and hold water. Then the entire intersection will be THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2021

resurfaced with asphalt, which performs better than chip-seal where there are turning trucks. The reinstatement will also include improved road markings to improve visibility of the right-turn bay.” Jamie warns that the repairs are likely to take some time. “The work should be completed in the next few weeks, weather permitting, although the asphalt will wait a couple of weeks after pavement works.”


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A long hard look has been taken at how people get around the urban areas of Tasman District and has resulted in the new Tasman District Council Walking and Cycling Strategy. The Council’s Strategy and Policy Committee cleared the way for release of the Strategy at its meeting on Thursday. Although the document is called the Walking and Cycling Strategy, it actually refers to all micro mobility devices that are designed for use on the footpath and cycleways. Transportation Planner and Strategy Author, Clare Scott, says it’s both a big picture exercise with targets set out as far as 2050, but it also has a community focus improving neighbourhood streets. Most significant is the creation of a comprehensive network of connected cycleways and paths across all urban areas, as well as improved pedestrian crossings. For example, Clare Scott says, “In Richmond, the Richmond West development and residential area to the south will link to the central business area which will also flow on to all key routes to schools, in turn encouraging more students to walk or ride.” “We realise that not everyone will be able to change their commuting and short journey habits overnight, but with the council providing a safer environment they will have better options about the way they get around.” There are similar plans for all residential and town centre areas of Tasman including Golden Bay, Motueka, Murchison, St Arnaud, Wakefield and Brightwater. By improving infrastructure to make it easier for cyclists and walkers there are numerous benefits including freeing up road capacity for those who must drive, encouraging greater physical activity leading to better health outcomes, and decreasing carbon output which is better for the environment.

Research shows greater numbers of people walking and cycling on urban streets make for a much friendlier social environment and allows them to better connect with each other - which was proven during the Covid19 lockdowns when there were fewer cars on roads. The Walking and Cycling Strategy underlines economic benefits too. Walking and cycling are more cost-effective ways of moving people from point A to point B, and there is proof that retail sales increase when there are more people using active transport modes. Senior Infrastructure Planning Advisor Drew Bryant says it is proposed to use speed limit reductions to improve safety, accessibility and convenience to our residential, school, and town centre areas. He says the plan also includes creating 30km/h residential neighbourhood ‘Greenways’ and town centre commercial areas, much like Richmond’s Queen Street, which are safe enough for cyclists and pedestrians of all ages and abilities to use as part of the wider walking and cycling network. The strategy includes a map of each town showing how cycling will be catered for. It uses current cycling and pedestrian infrastructure while looking to make better use of existing roads where no safe cycle route exists. Funding for the proposed projects has been allocated through the Council’s Long-Term Plan 2021-2031 with financial contributions for some aspects of the Strategy coming from Waka Kotahi/New Zealand Transport Agency. The Walking and Cycling Strategy will be available on the Tasman District Council website from November 20 with official consultation open until early March 2022 with several ‘pop-up’ community information events also planned in February.

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New school layout raising safety levels around Golden Bay intersection Following a trial layout earlier in the year and further investigation of options to make pedestrians safer and traffic more aware around an intersection near Golden Bay High School, a revised, permanent layout has now been given the go-ahead.

For the first time in more than 15 years, Tasman District has new fresh roadside welcome signs. The old wooden signage had faded and become weather-beaten over the years. The old and shabby welcome to Tasman structures on State Highway 65 at Maruia, State Highway 6 in the Buller Gorge, State Highway 63 at St Arnaud, in Richmond and on Tākaka Hill have all been replaced with new glossy aluminium pictorial signs.

Is your pool ready for summer? Under the fencing of swimming pool provisions in the Building Act 2004, owners and occupiers of properties with swimming pools are responsible for ensuring that their swimming pool barriers are compliant. This includes portable or seasonaltype pools which are treated in the same way as permanent residential pools. They must have barriers that restrict unsupervised access by young children if they can hold water to a depth of 400mm or more and have water in them (even if the pool is only partially filled). We need to ensure all pools in our region are inspected at least once every three years. We’ve drawn up a brief checklist that owners can use as a guide. While not exhaustive, the items listed are the most common we find that are not compliant. • My pool has a physical barrier that is intact and free from any climbable objects. • Any gaps in the pool barrier do not exceed 100mm, including underneath. • Where any buildings act as a barrier, windows have restrictors and doors are fixed with self-latching/ self-closing devices and/or an alarm. • My pool gates open away from the pool, self-close and have a child proof latch. • I have a backflow preventer on the tap used for filling the pool. • I only have pool-related activities in the pool area (no gardens or storage area). Visit for more information or phone 03 543 8400 and ask for the Pool Compliance Officer.

Share your feedback on building coastal structures on Council Reserve land We’re seeking feedback on a draft Coastal Erosion Protection Structures on Council Reserve Land policy. This seeks to clarify the landowner approval process and considerations involved when private landowners want to build a coastal protection structure on a Council Reserve. Consultation is open until Friday 26 November. You can read the draft policy and provide feedback on our website or get a copy of the policy and feedback form from any of our service centres and libraries. Visit


The trial was prompted by the Golden Bay High School’s master planning exercise which identified a lack of safe crossing for pedestrians and inappropriately high vehicle speeds.






A meeting was held with the Golden Bay Community Board to get their ideas and support for the project. The Board supported the trial upgrades and improving pedestrian and cycle linkage to Tākaka Township. Following public engagement and discussions with Council staff, an alternative option to the initial layout was recommended to the Council by the Community Board. This alternative layout can be easily adapted for future shared path cyclists/scooter riders. The raised nature of the zebra crossings also encourages traffic to maintain a slower speed within the school area.

Tell us your thoughts on Easter trading in Golden Bay

We aim to complete construction of this new layout during the 2021/22 financial year.

The Golden Bay Community Board is proposing that we introduce a policy enabling shops in Golden Bay to have the choice of whether or not to trade on Easter Sunday. If adopted, it is anticipated that it will be in place in time for Easter 2022.

We’re taking a fresh view on walking and cycling

We welcome submissions until Sunday 5 December 2021. There will be an opportunity to speak to your submission in late January 2022.

We’ve taken a long hard look at how people get around the urban areas of Tasman and created a new Walking and Cycling Strategy.

Pick up a copy of the draft Easter Sunday Trading Policy at one of our service centres or libraries, or view it on our website,

Although it’s a walking and cycling strategy, it actually refers to all micro mobility devices designed for use on footpaths and cycleways. It’s a big picture exercise with targets set out as far as 2050, but it also has a community focus, improving neighbourhood streets. Most significant is the creation of a comprehensive network of connected cycleways and paths across all urban areas, as well as improved pedestrian crossings. We realise that not everyone will be able to change their commuting and short journey habits overnight, but with a safer environment people will have better options about the way they travel. There are plans for all residential and town centre areas of Tasman. The Strategy also includes creating 30km/h residential neighbourhood ‘greenways’ and town centre commercial areas, much like Richmond’s Queen Street, which are safe enough for cyclists and pedestrians of all ages and abilities to use as part of the wider walking and cycling network. Funding has been allocated through the 10-Year Plan 2021 – 2031 with contributions for some aspects of the strategy coming from Waka Kotahi. The Walking and Cycling Strategy will be available on our website from November 20. Official consultation will be open until early March 2022 with several popup community information events also planned.

COUNCIL HUI Under Covid-19 restrictions, meetings will take place in person and via Zoom video conferencing. Public forum presenters are required to present via Zoom. Visit for details and the Zoom link. Commissioner (Resource Consent) Hearing Monday 22 November, 9.30 am. Golden Bay Rec Park Management Committee Tuesday 23 November, 9.30 am. No public forum. Full Council Thursday 25 November, 9.30 am. Regulatory Committee Thursday 2 December, 9.30 am. Audit and Risk Committee Friday 3 December, 1.30 pm. No public forum.


Tasman signage gets a welcome facelift

We recently approved the installation of twin zebra crossings on Meihana Street and Rototai Road, a new footpath to connect these two crossings, as well as reopening the slip road linking Commercial Street, which was temporarily closed during the Innovating Streets trial funded by Waka Kotahi.



NEWS IN BRIEF Mohua MenzShed

From left, Dave Myall, Ron Eckman and Des Molloy. File photo. SUBMITTED

The Mohua MenzShed held its inaugural AGM on Wednesday 10 November. Two previous attempts to create a MenzShed hadn’t been successful, even with the late Shirley Ford offering the use of a large shed behind the original BNZ building. It was acknowledged that attendance at a Community Whānau Meeting last year by Roger Bowman secretary of both the Taperwera MenzShed and also national secretary of the organisation really inspired and enthused those attending. Apologies were submitted from Des Molloy and Celia Butler. Mike Delceg, representing Grey Power, raised a number of pertinent points. Projects so far have involved making penguin boxes, predator traps for The Rameka Project, planter boxes situated near Golden Bay High School (GBHS) and a bird hide for Forest and Bird. Two picnic tables for Ligar Bay have been commissioned by TDC. Although a small group, discussion was lively and revolved around the value of a MenzShed in Golden Bay. Started originally in Australia they have spread worldwide with more than 120 established in New Zealand and several in the process of forming. Mohua MenzShed is currently meeting in a private shed but are anticipating building a shed at the Recreation Grounds. The group is an incorporated society but is yet to achieve Charitable Trust status which is necessary to attract funding for the construction of the shed. Feedback from major funders show that they are very interested in facilities catering to multiple community organisations. So while at the moment it’s Mohua MenzShed it could very easily incorporate Mohua Women’s Shed and the reintroduction of community classes that so many people benefited from in the past at GBHS. So far Trash Palace and Rural Service Centre have made significant donations allowing the purchase of a table saw and other power tools. Other MenzSheds have donated excess tools. Election of officers placed the following: Chair, Dave Myall. Vice chair, Des Molloy. Secretary, Janine Scott Dickens. Treasurer, Katy Smith. Funding, Jim Kennard. Project Managers, Des Molloy and Katy Smith. Health and Safety, Gordon Stevenson.

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Screening Schedule - November to December 2021 Fri 19 1.00 Matinee: Juniper (M) 5.00 Summer of Soul (PG) (Final) 8.00 The Last Duel (R16)

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In this current age we’re all adapting to, the urge to romanticise the past is probably stronger than ever. And an era which perennially attracts longing nostalgia has always been the swinging London of the 1960s: “cool Britannia”. Like Edgar Wright, the director and writer of Last Night in Soho, many of us were never actually there, but experienced an echo of it through our parents’ vinyl record collections. When Wright admitted that he could almost “disappear into that decade through the music” he began working on a story which he describes as a “dark valentine” to the period and setting. Young Ellie Turner (Kiwi rising star Thomasin McKenzie) is obsessed by the music and style of the 1960s and moves to London to study fashion design. Her grandmother, (Rita Tushingham), is proud but also very concerned, as Ellie’s mother also moved away to London as a young woman, but mental illness resulted in her death. Warnings that London can be too much for some to deal with are repeated throughout the film, but Ellie is too much in love with her idealised vision of Soho’s glory years. Renting a bedsit from a strict but kind-hearted landlady (Diana Rigg), that night she experiences the first of many intense visions of life in her new neighbourhood from half a century ago. Stepping out onto a street filled with old-fashioned London cabs and a huge billboard for Sean Connery in Thunderball above her, Ellie appears to have been somehow transported to her favourite era of the past. Not only that, but she also seems to be inhabiting the body of a brash and confident young aspiring performer called Sandie Collins. Played by Anya TaylorJoy, who’s striking “retro” features have already been used to great effect in the 1960’s-set Netflix series The Queens Gambit, Sandie embodies everything which the shy Ellie wants to be. As a “psychic passenger” Ellie is whirled around the London nightclub scene while Sandie pursues her showbiz dream, entering the orbit of celebrities like Cilla Black and gaining herself an apparently well-connected manager/boyfriend called Jack (former Doctor Who, Matt Smith). As Ellie becomes obsessed with her nightly visits to the past, Sandie’s story begins to sour. The performing gigs which Jack secures Sandie are definitely not of the calibre that she had been promised, and as more and more strings are attached, (it is fitting that her first dance revue number is Puppet on a String), the loathsome Jack assumes the role of her pimp. An increasingly distressed Ellie goes from not being able to wait to rejoin Sandie’s life to becoming trapped by it and unable to escape. Not only has her naive adoration of 1960s Soho become a terrifying nightmare, but it now seems to reaching forward from the past. Apparitions and uncontrollable slides back into Sandie’s reality begin to take the form of a heinous unsolved crime from many decades ago. But will Ellie be able to retain her fraying sanity long enough to make sense of it all and finally lay the past to rest? With a cast also boasting Terence Stamp, another icon of swinging sixties London, Last Night in Soho is brilliantly performed and often harrowing psychological thriller. There are distinct elements of horror in Ellie’s later visions, but also an exquisitely crafted recreation of the past. The raw-edged “crash-bang” acoustics of sixties hits by Dusty Springfield, The Kinks, Sandie Shaw and many others are done perfect justice by our Village Theatre’s sound system, which will enhance any audience’s own slip back to this time. Our two young female leads may be the stars of this film, but special mention needs to go to the original sixties girl, Diana Rigg. This was her final role, and the film is quite rightly dedicated to her. 12

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8.00 **Allshorts 2021** (PG/M) Short Film Festival - Doors open 7.30pm *One free Beverage + nibbles. Tickets $20/$10 Pohutukawa Gallery/Village Theatre Sun 5

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Falling for Figaro (M) The Rescue Dune (M) Matinee: Falling for Figaro (M) (Final) Petite Maman (PG) Last Night in Soho (R16) (Final)

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Movie Descriptions ALLSHORTS 2021 (PG/M) Drama, Comedy, Music Video Locally and nationally Art Documentary produced short films up to 12 minutes in length, in a range of genres including: Drama, Comedy, Documentary and Music Video. BECOMING COUSTEAU (M) USA, France, Documentary Oscar-nominated director Liz Garbus examines the truly epic life of ocean explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau who sailed the globe with his misfit crew of divers and filmmakers, sounding the alarm to save the oceans.

LAST NIGHT IN SOHO (R16) UK 1h56 Horror A young woman accesses a bizarre version of ‘60s London in this psychological horror from Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright. Stars M att Smith, Anya Taylor-Joy, Diana Rigg. PETITE MAMAN (PG) France 1h12 Drama, Subtitles When her beloved grandmother passes, an eightyear-old befriends a girl her age building a treehouse in the woods in this Golden Berlin Bear-nominated fantasy-drama from Céline Sciamma (Portrait Documentary of a Lady on Fire).

DUNE (M) USA, Canada, Hungary, UK 2h35 Science Fiction Paul Atreides & his family are given control of the planet Arrakis, the only source of the coveted commodity in the galaxy; spice. When the family are betrayed, Paul must lead a rebellion to retake control of the planet.

THE LAST DUEL (R16) USA 2h33 Drama King Charles VI (Ben Affleck) declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) challenge his squire to a duel to settle a dispute in this period drama directed by Ridley Scott. Co-starring Adam Driver and Jodie Comer.

FALLING FOR FIGARO (M) Australia 1h45 Comedy, Romance

THE POWER OF THE DOG (R13) UK 2h06 Drama Benedic t Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee star in this family feud drama based on Thomas Savage’s novel, written and directed by Oscar winner Jane Campion. Documentary, Subtitles

Millie is a fund manager who decides to leave her job and longterm boyfriend behind to chase her lifelong dream of becoming an opera singer in the Scottish Highlands. Starring Joanna Lumley as the fearsome teacher & former opera diva.


JUNIPER (M) NZ, NZ Film Commission, 1h34 Drama Oscar-nominee Charlotte Rampling stars in this New Zealand drama about a bitter, alcoholic grandmother and her self-destructive teenage grandson forced to look after her as punishment for getting Recorded Live Performance suspended from school.

THE RESCUE USA 1h47 Documentaryenture, Animated, Fantasy The Academy Award-winning directors of Free Solo tell the intense story of the 2018 Thai cave rescue, one that saw a school boys soccer team and their coach trapped in a flooded cave system.

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Roger Tait, left, received his Outstanding Community Service Award from Tasman Mayor Tim King. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

Last Tuesday, a man of deeds received recognition for decades of service to his community. In a short ceremony in Tākaka, Roger Tait was the Bay’s sole recipient of a Tasman District Council Outstanding Community Service Award. “This year there is just one award in Golden Bay,” said Tasman Mayor Tim King to a group of Roger’s family and friends gathered at the TDC Service Centre. Referring to past and present recipients of the award, Tim said, “Like many people out in the community, they are not looking for acknowledgement.” Tim pointed out that Roger’s father Ian had been local caretaker of the Rec Park from 1987 until 2000, when the son inherited the role. “Roger and the Tait family have been part of the Golden Bay Recreation Park for more than 50 years and, following in his father’s footsteps, [Roger] became voluntary caretaker of the park.” Tim listed Roger’s achievements, which include: 20 years as president of the Golden Bay Recreation Park committee; 10 years with Golden Bay Shared Recreation Facility Inc; serving

five years-and-counting on its governance board; and honorary life membership of Tākaka Rugby Club. Roger is also well known for his role managing Tākaka’s supermarket, where he has worked for the past 43 years. Tim paid tribute to his strong sense of duty, particularly evident during difficult times. “Roger is a director and shareholder and put in long hours managing the store during all levels of the Covid-19 lockdowns, ensuring the community continued to be supplied with its daily needs.” In his summing up, the mayor hailed the award recipient for his quiet, dedicated, and ongoing contribution to Golden Bay. “Roger is a man of deeds, not of words,” said Tim. “He never seeks reward or recognition but deserves to be acknowledged for his past and present community service.” With the award in his hands, the man of few words spoke warmly of those who have supported him through his years of selfless service. “I acknowledge the family…Thanks to my late wife Kerri and the kids,” said Roger. “It’s been a lot of years but you don’t think of the time. Thanks also to TDC, and I’ve enjoyed doing what I’ve done.”

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Very Hard

1 9 7 2 1 7 4 4 1 9 4 6 8 5 2 3 6 9 1 1 8 4 9 2 3 9 6

Previous solution - Tough

4 8 6 2 7 5 3 1 9


How to beat Str8ts – Like Sudoku, no single number can repeat in any row or column. But... rows and columns are divided by black squares into compartments. These need to be filled in with numbers that complete a ‘straight’. A straight is a set of numbers with no gaps but can be in any order, eg [4,2,3,5]. Clues in black cells remove that number as an option in that row and column, and are not part of any straight. Glance at the solution to The solutions will be published here in the next issue. see how ‘straights’ are formed.

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7 2 9 1 8 3 4 5 6

5 3 1 6 9 4 7 2 8

1 9 4 5 3 6 2 8 7

3 7 8 9 2 1 5 6 4

6 5 2 7 4 8 1 9 3

2 4 5 3 6 9 8 7 1

8 6 7 4 1 2 9 3 5

9 1 3 8 5 7 6 4 2

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Hip-hop star wins multiple medals

The Reckless hip-hop troupe recently won two gold medals in national competitions. Photo: Supplied. ROSA VOLZ

“Dancing is a really great way to express yourself through movement,” says 13-year-old Maya Lampen-Nigl. Hard work and commitment have paid off for Maya, as she and her all-girl hip-hop dance troupe, Reckless, have just won two gold medals at back-to-back dance competitions held during the October school holidays. In the first week of the October school holidays, the Reckless crew, aged 11 to 13, travelled to the Kapiti Coast where they competed at the Southward Theatre in the Impact Dance Experience Nationals against 15 other dance troupes. Over the week-long competition, the troupe placed first as the overall winners – squeezing out competition from all over New Zealand. Maya explains: “To place first overall we had to beat out quite a few other teams in the junior age group [15 teams].”The teams performed across a range of dance genres, including hip-hop, ballet and contemporary. Maya and her team then went on to compete in Nelson at

the Shakedown Hip-Hop Competition the following weekend, and took first place in the Junior section against seven other hip-hop teams. The team and their coach are extremely proud of their achievement. The win has required considerable commitment from Maya and her grandmother Jan Jackson, as the coach Ashley Belk (who runs the Born and Raised Dance Academy) and the troupe are based in Stoke. Says Jan: “We have been travelling twice a week to Nelson for practice sessions, but it has all been worth it.” Although proficient in a number of dance styles, Maya is now a convert to hip-hop. “I love how fast it is. You want to get the moves [right] and be really precise.” Jan agrees “It’s a really challenging form of dance. You have got to be fierce, expressive and really precise rhythmically.” Next up for Maya may be the opportunity to dance with the 14-18 age group. “I would like to consider going to the older girls’ troupe, Unspoken, but it really depends how I do at their auditions.”

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Tākaka athletes show “huge potential” CROSSWORD 264

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Name: ............................................................. Postal address: ............................................... ......................................................................... Phone: ............................................................. ACROSS 1 We heard you were getting together and sharing (6) 4 ‘Dryer’ but not ‘drier’ in common use (3,5) 10 A few mathematical processes on-occasion (9) 11 Sap described as dead - it’s a sign of the times (5) 12 Present river crossing for steak supply (8) 13 Boring, so go off for mould (3-3) 15 Gets by with difficulty - some may seek escape (4) 17 It worries me! Mortals bring confusion (9) 20 Uncool unit but it’s a start (6,3) 21 The last piece of fish with a tail (4) 24 Possibly dreads a raid. Oh the anguish! (6) 25 Brought to mind it was ring in a rush (8) 28 Heard there’s a row possibly. Straighten it out (5) 29 Stopped just short of the ridge - firm finish taken to make the peak (9) 30 Shelling out scallops initially - it’s about to happen (8) 31 Did pressing work to effect a decrease (6)

DOWN 1 Reportedly don’t hit the head or there’s trouble (8) 2 Watch as you give money back (5) 3 Brief version of tiny characters (6) 5 Don’t begin to let loosen (4) 6 Real confusion in bear stomach (8) 7 For this game you need a wet pool. Right? (5,4) 8 Non-clergy take ten - it shows indifference (6) 9 Wise guy has lace done up after public transport returns (5,4) 14 Taken as planned for girl replaced below (9) 16 One-time mate is quite befuddled -just lovely! (9) 18 Blue study accepted by newly-dead after sore head (8) 19 Touch down on what could be a noble letter (8) 22 Throws a wild cast? He does! (6) 23 Known to follow line for recreation (6) 26 ‘Old Red’ laundered cloth (5) 27 Look over sulphur and tin (4)

Back row, from left, Lucas Palmer, Frankie Whiting, Ruby Darwen, Teru Green, Archie Darwen. Front row, from left, Cooper Strange, Toby Jordan, Grace Jordan, Indy Graham, Luca Graham. Photo: Supplied. SUBMITTED

The Hester Shield was held at Saxton Oval on Sunday 7 November, and for Tākaka Athletics Club it was the first interclub in four years. “What a great feeling it was to be back there,” said club secretary Laura Strange. A group of 10 athletes travelled from Golden Bay, with the competition made up of 192 athletes from Marlborough, Nelson, Richmond, Motueka and Tākaka, an increase of 90 athletes from last year. This year, due to Covid restrictions, Tasman Athletics split the program for the day and spectators were limited to specific areas, which did prove difficult for watching the athletes compete. Tākaka and Motueka athletics clubs ran the discus events for the day, with the Takaka club support network stretched to full length. In the morning, juniors (Grade 5-9) headed to their first event, Grace Jordan at Shot put, Cooper Strange and Indy Graham at Long Jump and Luca Graham waiting for his first dash at the 60m. Following lunch it was the seniors (Grade 10+) time to shine. Toby Jordan, Ruby Darwen, Frankie Whiting, Lucas Palmer, Teru Green and Archie Darwen set out for their events in the baking heat. Frankie was first up to the long jump pit, Toby to 100m Dash, then Ruby to Long Jump, Teru to the 100m Dash, followed by Archie while Lucas started at the long jump pit later in the afternoon.

The consensus among the Tākaka athletes was “little fish in a big pond”. “With gentle encouragement and coaching throughout the day, they adjusted and will continue to adjust to these big events and their sporting talents continue to shine through and with continued commitment to club nights and training they too can be picking up the top finishing positions,” says Laura. “All parents and caregivers who attended were incredibly proud of our young athletes and can see the huge potential they all present.“ RESULTS: Grace Jordan (Grade 8 girls): Shotput 3.74m 3rd. Luca Graham (Grade 8 boys): 60m 10.51s 3rd, 200m 38.43 3rd. Indy Graham (Grade 9 boys): 60m 9.76s 3rd. Cooper Strange (Grade 9 boys): 100m 15.99s 2nd, Long jump 3.68m 2nd. Ruby Darwen (Grade 12 girls): 100m 15.09s 3rd, High Jump 1.31m 2nd, Long Jump 4.21m 1st. Teru Green (Grade 13 Boys): 100m 13.84s 2nd, High Jump 1.35m 2nd, Long Jump 4.71m 2nd.



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CLASSIFIEDS SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro BRIDGE 12 November. NZ W Pairs: J Harper/H Curtis 60%, J Beatson/C Mead 54%, S Penny/T Packard 53%. GOLF 9 November. 4th Daisy - Par: S Meredith - even, C Le Comte -3. Closest to pin: 3/12 S Meredith, 9/18 C Le Comte. 10 November. Stableford: G Ryan 37, R Dyce 37, J Garner 35. Twos: P Milne, M Dixon, B Osmond. Best gross: R Dyce 78.

AGM NOTICES GB Gun Club AGM, 3pm Saturday 20 November at the clubhouse, 77 Pupu Springs Road. For information ph Doug 027 525 8304. MOHUA Social Services AGM. Board and staff would like to invite the community to our AGM on Thursday 25 November, 5pm at the GB Community Centre. This is a great opportunity for people interested in what we are doing to hear about our work and recent achievements. Refreshments will be provided.

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PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui PATTISONS SWIMMING LESSONS. 4 and 5 December. Excellent swimming tuition for five-year-olds and up at the heated Rockville Pool. Four lessons for $47. Ph Jordy 03 548 0932. 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.

Spot store are our agents. Or email us: Deadline is strictly 12pm on Tuesdays. Office hours are MondayWednesday, 9am-5pm. Check out the notice on page 7 of this issue for our printing dates and deadlines over the Christmas/ New Year period.

MY heartfelt thanks to Dave from The Pohara Store, and the three other lovely people who helped me on Saturday. Also my grateful thanks to Cherie and Frank. TAKAKA Citizens’ Band firewood raffle winner: Jenna Papadopoulos. Thank you to everyone who supported us. GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays.

ALCOHOLICS Anonymous, open meeting, all welcome. Thursdays 7pm, 94 Commercial Street. Hall behind the Catholic Church. Ph 0800 229 6757.

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PERSONAL NOTICES / Pānui ake HENDERSON, Angela (Ang). At home peacefully in Dunedin. Sean’s beloved. Dear friend, wondrous woman and wise godparent. Forever loved by Susie, Johno and Tom. Remembering

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KRW Contracting. Tiling, Ardex licensed waterproofing applicator, blocklaying and bricklaying. Ph Ken 021 307 019. No job too big, no job too small. LAWNMOWING. Pakawau, Bainham, Tākaka to Wainui. Ph N Shaw 525 7597, 027 212 4020. LAWNMOWING,, ph 027 690 0769. ORANGE Rentals have rental cars, trailers and a furniture trailer available for hire. Ph 027 337 7147. PAINTER available, call Borrelli Painting for a free quote. All interior/exterior jobs. Ph Luca 022 086 1842. PAINTING and interior, exterior plastering. Licensed qualified local tradesman. Ph CM Coatings 027 222 0507. 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 Kris 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 (Tākaka). Ph Cheryl at Orange Mechanical Ltd 525 9991. STUMP grinding specialist. Tree care and property maintenance. Ph Carl 027 263 5353. SURVEYING: topographical survey, construction and building set out, boundary location. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364.

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EVENING COOK If you are an experienced cook who enjoys working with people and are friendly, organised & can stay calm under pressure we would love to hear from you. You will prepare & cook evening meals for our residents, being mindful of any dietary requirements & be able to adjust to our residents’ needs. If interested the job description & application form are available on For more information, please contact Sally Howell on 03 525 0109. Applications close 30 November 2021

Mower/Spray Operator Delta is your smart thinking infrastructure specialist. We construct, manage and maintain essential energy and environmental infrastructure. We make communities better for people to live, work and play in - keeping the lights on, the trees trimmed and the parks green. The role: We have a vacancy for an experienced Mower/Spray Operator in the Golden Bay region. Responsibilities include: • Operating large tractors with mowing attachments • Trimming roadside vegetation • Spray rig for roadside chemical control • Ride-on mowing • Weed eating • General environmental maintenance • Basic mechanical maintenance of plant The successful candidate should have at least 2 years’ experience with ride on mowers in a contract environment and basic mechanical knowledge, as well as an HT License. If this sounds like you, and you are interested in joining Delta, we want to hear from you. Apply online now at

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• Do you hold a full, clean driver’s license? • Can you lift 20+kgs? This is a cool but demanding job for someone who can be flexible in terms of their existing commitments. If you are interested, please email Brandon and Lesley Sparrow at with a short letter of introduction and your contact details.

General Hand Takaka The Job Keen to work outdoors in one of the best parts of New Zealand? This is an exciting opportunity for a general hand who is keen to work with machinery and learn the Civil industry. You will be based out of our Golden Bay office in Takaka, and work within a friendly and hardworking team. As a general hand, you will be responsible for getting stuck in on the ground and supporting the team to deliver the good work Fulton Hogan is known for. The role is predominately a general labourer, however there will be the opportunity to operate machinery from time to time, along with the role requiring you to drive small trucks and utes etc. Experience and Attributes: • Full clean New Zealand driver licence – Class 2 preferred but not essential • WTR endorsements preferred • Mechanical aptitude • Safety conscious at all times • Positive attitude and willingness to learn • Willingness to go the extra mile and undertake all types of work, including being on call when required. Fulton Hogan Philosophy We build and maintain critical infrastructure that connects and enhances communities across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Everything from roads and bridges, to airports and utilities. We’re committed to ensuring the Good Work we do will make a positive difference to the quality of life for our people, our customers and the communities we all call home. Our continued success relies on generating new and diverse ideas, which is why our ‘Good Work’ culture encourages ownership and empowerment, while never forgetting the importance of balancing life’s priorities. Sound like you? If this sounds like you and you would like to help build on our Good Work culture, then we would like to hear from you. Applications to be addressed to: Fulton Hogan, Private Bag 1, Nelson 7042 Applications close Friday 3rd December 2021, or alternatively apply online at our careers site:

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There Are A Few Herrings In The Patarau: Stories from Mangarakau/Anatori as recollected by local identity Harry Richards, growing up and farming in the Patarau area. Ph Les (Nobby) Clark 525 8009. CURTAINS and blinds. Call in to Imagine designs showroom next to GB Glass. We have a large range of fabrics from all the main textile houses in New Zealand, something for all budgets, from velvets and linens to floaty sheers. PIANO accordion, full size “Parrat”. I haven’t taught myself how to play. Time for someone else to have a go. Ph Joyce 524 8364, 027 671 2221. Offers please. LOUNGE SUITE, five-seater, dark donkey brown; four recliners, excellent condition; six-seater dining suite, table extends, immaculate condition; dressing table with mirror, older style but good condition. Reasonable offers on all. LG front loader washing machine, brand new, $1100. Ph 027 345 8684, evenings. AVAILABLE now at Cottage Plants Onekaka, astilbes, Ligularia, Aruncus, Lewisia, along with your favourite salvias. Ph 525 9253. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4.30pm.

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FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER RACY REVUE - final nights, see display advert on next page.



FOR lease. Storage container in Takaka, $25 incl per week. Ph 027 440 1200.

GOLDEN BAY COMMUNITY AND WHANAU monthly meeting, 12pm, Community Centre. Final one for the year. Come and join us for lunch and take the time to share community notices and events and reflect on the past year. We will provide a light lunch, tea and coffee. Everyone welcome.

LAND for sale. Rockville, freehold title ownership shared, cash buyers invited from $200,000. House block for sale from $499,000. Open home this Sunday from 12-2pm., ph 027 281 2248.

GALLERIES / Whakakitenga FAIRHOLME Gallery, wild basket exhibition and sale, Sunday only 10am-4pm or by appointment. Ph 525 9373.





EARTHSEA Gallery: Landscape paintings and reproduction giclee prints. 76 Boyle St (Golf Course Rd), Clifton. Ph 525 7007.



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Come along to our free 1-hour obligation free session to get your questions answered, expand your knowledge and get equipped to face all the changes that the rental sector is experiencing.

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

ANATOKI SALMON fishing and café. Catch your own lunch or order from the menu. Open every day from 10am. www. COLLINGWOOD TAVERN. 11am-7pm, Sunday-Thursday; 11am-late, Friday and Saturday. Live music - check out our Facebook page for details.

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 5pm each Sunday. Covid restrictions apply. ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for morning worship at 10am. Lyall Scheib.

COURTHOUSE CAFÉ, Collingwood. Still open 7 days, 8am3pm. Saturday nights are pizza nights, 5-7pm, dine in or take away. Ph 524 8194. CURRY LEAF. Open 7 days, 12-8pm. Chef-made food, takeaway prices. Order online or ph 525 8481.

“You give perfect peace to him whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You’. Isaiah 26:3

Sunday Service 10am

Takaka Church of Christ

All Welcome ☺

DANGEROUS KITCHEN. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, TuesdaySaturday, 9am-8pm. Closed Sunday, Monday. For bookings and takeaways ph 525 8686.

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

DE-LISH DELICATESSEN. Sumptuous, delicious food. Lunches, catering, coffee, chocolate, cheeses and epicure items. Weekdays from 6.30am. Ph 525 7111.

Kahurangi Christian Church

OLD SCHOOL CAFÉ, Pakawau. Open 4pm-late Friday; 11amlate Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Ph 524 8457.

KCC friends and whanau are currently meeting in private homes on Sunday mornings during level 2.

O’SHA, open Tuesday-Sunday, lunch 11.30am-2.30pm and dinner 5-8.30pm. Ph 525 6117.

2 Commercial Street, Takaka ꟾ Ph 525 7305


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Looking for something fun to do with your friends, family or staff? How about a kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board and a picnic on the beach... Season passes, vouchers, sell new, lessons and group sessions.

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

GB Weekly deadline: 12pm Tuesdays. Don’t be late!


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THURSDAY 25 NOVEMBER or 03 525 9095

For more information contact Robin and Lauren Swafford 524 8498 or Rowan Miller 021 106 8461.

THE MUSSEL INN. Open from 11am. TOTOS CAFÉ AND PIZZERIA, open Sundays, weather permitting, 10.30am-5pm. Ph 039 707 934, Totaranui hill. WHOLEMEAL CAFÉ, open 7 days for dine-in meals and takeaways, 7.30am-3pm.


ŌNEKAKĀ PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10am12.30pm, Onekaka Hall.


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GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays. Late fees apply until 4pm Tuesdays, if space is available. Stitch ‘n Sew and Collingwood On the Spot store are our agents. Or email us:

KOKALITO BACK ON THE VILLAGE GREEN with fresh, organic seasonal produce. 8am-1pm. Looking forward to seeing you there.



FAERY SCHOOL AND PLAYGROUP welcomes ages 0-8, all genders, and parents. Every Tuesday 9.30am-12.30pm at the Community Gardens Earth House for the school term. Facilitated by Bella, a qualified Steiner educator. Natural toys, music, songs, story telling, puppet shows, bread making, garden adventure. Bring fruit to share. $5.



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1000 acres of private West Coast to explore 7 unique beaches along 3km of coastline 03 524 8711 THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2021


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Golden Bay Community & Whān nau Monthly Meeting

Time: 12.00pm -1.00pm

We have shut up the farm shop for the winter months.

Date: 23rd November 20la 2c 1 e: Community Centre P

We look forward to seeing you at the Saturday market and on our home deliveries around Golden Bay, Tasman and Nelson.

ORDER ONLINE - Come and join us for lunch and take the time to share community notices and events and reflect on the past year.

The Mussel Inn

We will provide a light lunch, tea & coffee.

Coming Up...

Everyone Welcome

Sat 20th ADAM MCGRATH solo, $20 Thu 25th LIVE POETS/ACID ON THE MICROPHONE - open mic Sat 27th TESS LIAUTAUD BAND and THE TRAVELLING HEARTS + NICK FEINT support, $15 DECEMBER Thu 2nd QUIZ - all welcome All gigs seated with numbers limited. Booking recommended!


Free Sausage Sizzle Thursday 25th November between 11am and 2pm Village Green

Come and be a local ‘white rider’ starting at Collingwood at 10.30am and riding to Bainham for ice-cream before heading to Takaka for a sausage sizzle For information on the ride please contact Murray Wilson on 021440420

Private women’s only and kid and parent self defence classes now also available through AirBnb. 34 years of experience.

Experience is a wonderful teacher. Expertise is having the right answers.

With 140 years of helping New Zealanders with their legal and financial matters, there’s almost no situation we haven’t studied or solved. From wills to family trusts, we can offer expert advice and tailor made solutions to any family situation.


Some programmes from our Takaka Studio Saturday in the Country - Brother and sister Terry and Diane Langford have hosted Saturday in the Country since 2000. Kindly supported by Kotare Sands Motels and airs every Saturday from 12-2pm. Replays Thursdays at 4am. Open di Gate & A BalanSING - Join GalanJAH for Open di Gate with the music that expresses his knowledge of Rastafari.Open di Gate airs Tuesday at 9pm. A BalanSING, with selections foremost from Roots and Fruits of Sisterly Reggae, within a global musical forest. Supported by The Roots Bar and airs Fridays at 12 noon. New episodes every 2 weeks. 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 Fridays at 2pm with a new episode every 2 weeks. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2021

The team at Public Trust Nelson can visit your home in Takaka, or meet you at Morrison Square, Level 1, Suite 3/244 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010. Give us a call on 0800 371 471 to book an appointment or for more information.


Sat 20 & Sun 21 November From 10.30 am to 4 pm at the Village Theatre


SUMMER HOURS FROM 22 Nov ‘21 MON – SUN 8AM – 7PM Our Christmas range of novelties and toys have arrived, so come and take a look. Please be aware, masks are still mandatory. Collingwood On The Spot, 12 Tasman Street, Collingwood Phone 03 524 8221 23

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


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OPEN HOME Sunday 3.00 - 3.30pm

OPEN HOME Sunday 1.00 - 1.30pm


Offers Over $750,000

Charming and plentiful – this rural retreat is hot property! 2,000m2 fully fenced section – with mountain & farmland views. Two storey home with 4 generous sized bedrooms & 2 bathrooms Fire with wetback & heat pump to keep your cosy! Endless potential ready for your personal touch. Call us now for more information. Ref: GB3867 Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or Jana McConnon 021 245 2197


Deadline Sale: 1pm 29.11.21 (NSP)

This property has both those features & is just a short walk to both school & town. Set on 580m 2, the low maintenance grounds are well presented & offer plenty of privacy from the rear section. Built in 2004, clad in Linea weatherboard with a Colorsteel roof, 3 bdrms, open plan living/dining area, internal access dble garage - plenty of space for the whole family! Call me for your opportunity to view or visit my Open Home. Ref: GB3868

James Mackay 027 359 0892 or



OPEN HOME Sunday 2.00 - 3.00pm



This 2-bdrm home located in a quiet right of way on Feary Crescent, offering convenience, privacy & most importantly, low maintenance, allowing for easycare living. Featuring an open plan kitchen, dining & living space, complemented by a warm & sunny conservatory at the main entrance & a new, sheltered porch at rear. Short walk/bike to Town or the local dairy just around the corner - the rising cost of fuel won’t faze you at all! Ref: GB3865

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or


Deadline Sale: 12pm 25.11.21 (NSP)

This three-bedroom, three-bathroom, two storey home is just ideal for extended family or as a possible income source. Upstairs recently refurbished throughout with new appliances, curtains, blinds & carpet. Views to Kahurangi National Park. Downstairs rumpus room, bedroom & bathroom. Subject to title once subdivision is complete. Call me for more information & the opportunity to view this great property. Ref: GB3866

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or





• 4188m2 - just over an acre! • 3 bdrm cottage & single garage • Renovate or demolish & start again on this great rural block. • Call me for details Ref: GB3864 Price By Negotiation James Mackay 027 359 0892 or

Centrally located iconic accomm. Deceptively spacious 8 bdms, 4 bthrms, 2 kitchens Licenced for 28 pax. Fully self-contained sep. owners’ accommodation Ref: GBC3862 $849,000+GST (if any) Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or

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• 4 bdrm home on 1479m2 • Recently renovated throughout • Charm, privacy & space • 10 minutes drive to Collingwood • Short stroll to the Mussel Inn! Ref: GB3863 Offers Over $730,000 James Mackay 027 359 0892 or Sharon MCCONNON Sales Manager 0275 258 255


Paul MCCONNON Salesperson 0275 042 872

James MACKAY Principal/AREINZ B.Com 027 359 0892

I Have Buyers Waiting…..

Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or

Belinda J BARNES Agent/AREINZ 021 236 2840

Jana MCCONNON Salesperson 021 245 2197

Cherie BYRNE Admin/ Reception 03 525 8800