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Friday 10 September 2021

Level 2 cleared for take-off

Golden Bay Air’s operations manager Edward Last stands by the aircraft scheduled to fly to Wellington on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

Following three weeks of total and partial lockdown, Covid rules were relaxed at midnight on Tuesday for all regions except Auckland. After receiving clearance for take-off at Alert Level 2, it didn’t take long for Golden Bay’s businesses to bounce back. By early Wednesday morning, life in the Bay was already returning to yet another version of normal as cafes, retailers, workshops and hairdressers opened their doors. Just outside Takaka, activity was ramping up at the aerodrome as Golden Bay Air prepared for its first scheduled flight since the start of lockdown. Standing beside the airline’s single-engine GippsAero Airvan, operations manager Edward Last explained that the aircraft would be transporting passengers over Cook Strait later in the day. “It’ll be flying to Wellington at 3pm.” In town, Commercial Street was seeing much more commerce than in recent weeks. Top Shop owner Janet Rusbatch said she opened at 5.30am and her famous hot savouries were soon flying out of the cabinet. “We get a lot of tradies in; they’re very pleased

to get their pie fix.” Pies, along with other tasty treats, were on offer at De-Lish where owner Jilly Foxwell was clearly pleased to be serving her regulars once again. “It’s nice to see everyone,” said Jilly. “It’s been quietly steady this morning.” Also experiencing “steady” trade, according to Cilla Carey was Goodness 2 Go. “Everyone’s enjoying being out in the sun,” said Cilla. Anyone looking for hardware or building supplies will find it much easier at Alert Level 2. At Hammer Hardware, Steve Cottle and owner Gavin Palmer were happy to be welcoming shoppers into the store. “Today is great,” said Gavin. “There’s been a few customers in so far.” He noted his customers’ compliance with the new hygiene protocols. “Everyone’s following the rules; people have been fantastic.” At the other end of town Pipeworx and ITM, like Hammer Hardware, were allowed to trade during lockdown, albeit under strict regulations, but from Wednesday morning they were they able to welcome customers through the door. The easing of restrictions also allows Takaka Memorial Library to reopen but visitors are

subject to a few additional rules: there must be no unaccompanied children under 12; children must stay close by their caregiver; and only short visits to choose books are allowed. Another cultural hub, the Village Theatre is permitted to operate, but will delay reopening until next Friday in order to allow the necessary arrangements to be made. In Collingwood, while not quite business as usual, cafes and shops were open, as well as the township’s hair salon where owner Arendie Huisman was having a busy morning. “I’ve been going since 9am and I’ve had four people through already,” said Arendie who is happy to be back at work. “I’m so pleased to be open, and everyone’s been awesome.” Using sockets sets not scissors, Graeme Miller was busy carrying out some repairs on a customer’s SUV at Millers Garage which is now fully operational. The Bay’s tourism sector is beginning to perk up again with the Abel Tasman and Heaphy tracks open and operators, including Farewell Spit Eco Tours, welcoming customers once again. More photos on page 2

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At Delta Alert Level 2, bubbles can expand and a wide range of social, cultural and sporting activities become possible. The opening up reflects the Government’s confidence that the Delta variant is contained – at least outside Auckland. To keep it that way, however, means it’s not suddenly a free-for-all. This time around, it’s Delta Level 2, which comes with a few tweaks. One of the most significant changes from last year’s Level 2 is the reduction of the attendance limit on indoor gatherings from 100 to 50. For gatherings taking place outdoors, the limit remains at 100. Physical distancing and rigorous health and hygiene protocols are still mandatory, including staying at home if unwell and getting advice about being tested. Under the previous Alert Level 2 regime, it was compulsory to maintain a distance of at least two metres in public and in retail stores, such as supermarkets and clothes shops. One metre of distance was acceptable in most other places,but under At Delta Level 2, a two-metre separation is required in all situations. Other notable tweaks concern scanning and face-coverings. In order to facilitate rapid contact tracing, everyone aged 12 and must now scan or sign-in at all venues. Masks must now be worn in all public indoor settings, but can be removed while eating and drinking in hospitality venues. Before they can enjoy their food and beverages, however, all customers must be seated and wait to be served. Other venues may alternate occupied seats with vacant seats to allow physical distancing. Libraries, swimming pools, dance studios, and museums can also reopen but must adhere to the prescribed protocols. All early learning services, schools, and tertiary education facilities opened on Thursday. The Government states that all children should attend school unless they are sick and, although masks aren’t mandatory, they are strongly encouraged for those aged 12 and over. More exercise and recreation options open up at Alert Level 2, including team sports, multi-day tramps, boating and motorised water sports – provided they can be carried out safely. A 100-person limit for outdoor team sports includes players and spectators, but not referees, officials and other workers providing services. Finally, good news for many, but perhaps not for some: most employees are able to return to their regular place of work. Continued on page 2

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Roots Bar owner Holly Osmond spruces up the yard.

All ready to go: Cilla Carey saw “steady business” at Goodness 2 Go on Wednesday morning.

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Helping young and old – with flair

LEVEL 2 TRADING ITM TAKAKA A quick note from Luke re Trading Hours, rules, etc: We will not be open this Saturday the 11th September, but we will be back to normal trading hours, all going well, from Monday the 13th September 7.30am -5pm. Please scan in, wear your mask in store and in the yard, keep 2 metres distance from staff and other customers. We will be doing our bit so would appreciate you all do the same. Any questions please phone the store to clarify. 03 525 0005

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Doris Symmons offers Home Care with Flair with her special companion Lucy, a Maltese-shitzu dog. Photo: Supplied. RONNIE SHORT

Doris Symmons is offering retirement help, assisted-living care and childcare with her new business venture, Home Care With Flair. From Alert Level Two, Doris will be ready with her in-home or in-care assistance for the elderly and home support for families in Golden Bay. The idea surfaced when she and her husband Mik helped a friend move into a care facility. “I know there are times for many people when they need a bit of extra help,“ says Doris “I wanted a change.” She then thought of offering help to families as well as the elderly, and is available to support anyone with child minding, housework, light gardening, outings, yoga therapy, elderly companionship and much more. “I want to tailor my services to the person or people’s needs. “Whatever people want,” says Doris. “I do enjoy people and thought that would be something I could do.” Doris is equipped to offer a wide range of support. Experienced as an early childhood educator, she has also worked in special needs and for 17 years as a children’s library assistant. She researched what qualifications might be needed, finding she already has the experience and skills required.

Doris can personalise her service to meet individual needs. She can help with using devices or music and dancing for people with Parkinson’s disease, or yoga therapy. She offers outings, pick-ups and drop-offs for children, creative play, reading, cooking, cleaning and will even sleep over if necessary. “Just whatever Mum or Dad need.” Having raised her own two boys and now a grandmother to five grandchildren, Doris wants to put her knowledge and experience to good use, feeling she can give “that little bit extra…with a bit of a grandmother feel to it.” Her own special companion is Lucy, a Maltese-shitzu dog, whom she hopes to take along with her, if people are open to making a furry friend. Having built a special Lucy-box, which is fitted to the back of her e-bike, Doris intends to ride as much as possible to and from the jobs she secures. “It’s been great to get my Lucy-box ready so she can come with me,” said Doris. “I always wanted to do something where I can take Lucy.” Home Care With Flair can be found on Facebook, where Doris is offering a 20 per cent discount to the first 10 people who Like the page and send a message. That discount will pay for an hour of her time, and can be gifted. Phone 027 759 5143 or 03 525 9525.

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Tuesday 10 August Update From Takaka Library 6.00pm – 8.00pm

We’re happy to open our doors at Level 2 and welcome you back. Please remember these things: Interested in seed saving for greater food resilience? * Wear Find outyour how mask to grow, process and preserve, the seeds of various kinds vegetables, flowers and fruits, with keen local seed * Sign or of scan in saver Soldistance Morgan (Golden Bay Seed Savers). * Keep 2 metres from others * No unaccompanied children under 12 Bring along any seeds you’ve saved to share and support * Children must their GB stay Seedclose Savers.byThis is acaregiver free event. * Short visits to choose books only * No regular events will take place during Level 2 We look forward to seeing you all soon, Carolyn and the library team. Tākaka Library 3 Junction Street, Tākaka Phone 03 525 0059

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We live in a representational democracy. This allows us to elect fellow citizens to represent us in the decision-making of a council. They become a board, with the mayor being the chair of this board. This board should make decisions based on expert advice from politically neutral public servants, but I don’t believe this is happening at Tasman District Council. There appears to be a clear divide between those councillors who fall under the influence of past mayor Kempthorne and his successor, and those against. We at this time are seeing the results of this division, and the public servant experts are, I believe, controlling our councillors. The requests put to council by residents and ratepayers suffer from this divided representation. When we are given the opportunity to support or reject decisions made by this divided team, in every case we are overruled by the mayor’s team. As our councillors have to go to staff for guidance in addressing issues, this gives staff power over our representatives and leads to “the tail wagging the dog”. We witnessed this over the A-D choices on the Waimea Dam costing. We are now facing a choice on the Three Waters – “to join or not to join” – but will we really be given a choice? Reg Turner

Little logic in Three Waters authority boundaries

As I understand it from reading the Government’s Three Waters publications, the areas to be covered by each of the four proposed authorities have been determined by consideration of iwi boundaries. The documents are effectively silent however as to the reasoning for the inclusion of the top of the South Island with an entity that also covers the lower part and East Coast of the North Island, and which will presumably be headquartered in Wellington. It would be helpful to inform the debate to hear from the perspectives of the Golden Bay/ Mohua iwi as to why the current boundary proposal should be supported, or in the alternative, why the top of the South could be included with the entity which encompasses the rest of the South Island, which is far more logical from engineering and administrative standpoints. Richard English

Angels of enlightenment

“This world is too absurd; It can’t possibly be real.” That was my assessment in the early 1980s, as I became aware of USA foreign policy and the indifference of my American associates to the pointless system of war and terror – wars costing millions of lives and trillions of dollars, wars that jeopardised human survival worldwide. I’d see 100,000 at a football game, and 10 at a peace vigil. Heartbreaking indifference. How could people care so much about a football and so little about human life? Getting the products of the education system to think was impossible. “People would rather die than ask a question or think a new thought”, I wrote. Later, I learned that Bertrand Russell wrote much the same thing. I stand by my initial assessment and enlarge upon it. Why do we exist? Why were we born on this planet? In this country? At this time? Why do we have 10 toes? Science has no explanation and never will. In other words, existence is a miracle – something entirely arbitrary. How should we respond? By celebrating, by appreciating, and by serving our fellow human beings as best we can. We serve by going deeper, and deeper still, exploring the infinite world of our own feelings,

getting to know ourselves, and in this way getting to know others. Attitudes communicate where words fail. Attitudes are contagious. So, we become attitudes and thus angels of enlightenment. Let us be kind and listen to one another. Bruce Dooley

We are all in this together

Re the quote by Nelson Mandela in the paid content on page 5 of last week’s GB Weekly (3/9). Nelson Mandela also said in 1995: “The time has come to accept in our hearts and minds that with freedom comes responsibility.” This suggests that Mandela believed the health of freedom in a society rests on the level of responsibility it is accompanied by. (Nelson Mandela Foundation 2017) He talked further about obligations to his family, and to his community, his country, his people. We are all in this together. Robin Palmer

More information needed on Three Waters

As a further response to Dick Lamb’s letter (GBW 27/8), the following new information may help to shed more light on the topic of governance of the Three Waters entities, in particular the makeup of the entity boards. Local Government NZ (LGNZ) which represents councils has, in response to community questions, recently sought answers from government staff as to the reason behind Maori members making up 50 per cent of the boards. This is the answer: “The Treaty of Waitangi is one of our constitutional documents, built on the concept of cogovernance. Not an ownership role here – but a governance role. Also [a history of ] poor delivery of water services to marae and maori communities…under current government arrangements. This is a government keen to drive greater co governance in key strategic positions.” Maori are being brought into the centre of the Three Waters Reform and this is a ministerial decision, and further questions should be directed there. I suggest that the low profile of this information in the community debate so far has resulted firstly, in speculation by some as to the reason for 50 per cent Maori board membership, and secondly, concerns about racist elements in this speculation, as I expressed in my letter (GBW 3/9). I would like to stress that this was in no way directed at Dick Lamb personally. Celia Butler, TDC councillor

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Graphic designers Jude Burford and Elissa Ray trained together in Wellington before moving to the Bay. Photo: Alistair Hughes. ALISTAIR HUGHES

Local graphic designers Elissa Ray and Jude Burford have just completed one of their most challenging projects – rebranding their own business; formerly known as X+Y Creations. Having designed logos, signs and websites for a huge range of local businesses over the past five years, they have revamped the company brand to X Plus Y and are in the process of relaunching their website. A combination of factors, including their young son Rev starting school, has enabled them to focus their design talents on their business. The original company name stemmed from Elissa’s love of algebra formulae (although she claims to be “not very good at maths”), she and Jude’s male and female partnership, and the fact that they are each from the different generations X and Y. The creative couple have developed their own highly detailed process for helping clients to understand their businesses and customer base better, and applied the same system to themselves. “Doing this ourselves has informed our own branding,” explains Elissa. “And we came up with the same two keywords: ‘Creative and friendly’. That’s what we want our business to portray.”

Jude explains that they also developed their own redesigned logo ideas separately. “And they were both pretty similar. We had really close alignments, so brought our two ideas together and went from there.” Having trained as designers together in Wellington, they find their differing approaches to be a real advantage. “We try to both meet with clients at the first meeting,” explains Elissa, “and that sets the tone for deciding which of us is better suited to lead the project, whoever has got that ‘vibe’ going.” “But there’s always a collaboration,” adds Jude. “At the concept stages for logos we will often both produce one just to see what the range is, and sometimes we’ll take elements from both designs.” X PlusY has a huge range of happy clients all over Golden Bay, including Zentec, Heavy Diesel Golden Bay, Takaka Primary School and the Wholemeal Cafe. “Our main goal is to say: ‘Hey, you don’t need to go over the hill for high-quality design and websites,” Elissa says. “You don’t need to go to Nelson or Wellington because you’ve got the same calibre of professionalism right here. We’ll meet you for coffee – heck, we’ll even buy you the coffee!”


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POLICE REPORT Kia ora whanau, With the drop in alert levels we are seeing an increase in vehicular and pedestrian traffic, making it more important to keep under the speed limit and take extra care at intersections. Police nationally have made “safe roads” one of our goals. We have started a road policing initiative called Operation Deterrence. What you will see is us concentrating on road safety at unpredictable times and in areas where we perhaps are not often seen. Wednesday morning was an example: between 5.30 and 7am 10 people were caught speeding on Abel Tasman Drive. The idea is that the unpredictability of enforcement will lead to real change in driver behaviours. • 31 August: A 22-year-old local male was issued a $300 Covid infringement for going boating with his brother on 28 August 2021 at Westhaven. • Police are investigating unlawful hunting and the stealing of a game camera which occurred over the lockdown period. • 5 September: A couple from Nelson were warned for breaching lockdown by relocating to their holiday bach in Golden Bay on 4 September. • 5 September: Police investigating a group of about 10 youths partying and spotlighting through the night at Turamawiwi in breach of Covid restrictions. • 5 September: A 68-year-old local male was issued with a $300 Covid infringement for failing to wear a face covering, having previously been spoken to by Police. • 7 September: A 51-year-old local female received a formal warning for theft following an incident on the 28 August. • 7 September: A 49-year-old local female was charged with


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driving with excess breath alcohol and had her licence suspended immediately for 28 days after being stopped on Waitapu Road. • A 35 year-old male from Marlborough was warned for theft of fuel after twice “forgetting” to pay for his fuel at BP. • Police are investigating the artful graffiti of a road safety sign on the Takaka-Collingwood Highway. Stay safe out there – keep vigilant with regard to Covid. We are not out of the woods yet. Kia pai tō mutunga wiki.


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E l l e n Fr a n c e s D o d d s was born in Nelson on 23 December 1928, the first of 10 children. Her parents were apple and pear growers in the Moutere area. She was a child of the Depression and the war years, with the trials and tribulations of that era. The Dodds children ran over the Moutere hills, swam in the Appleby River, dragnetted for flounder and dogfish on the mudflats, spent time fishing and whitebaiting, and sometimes sold the catch to golfers at their Dad’s club for household money. The family holidayed at Kaihoka Lakes, travelling over on the back of a truck, Beverly Hillbillies-style. Fran attended schools at Mahana and Redwood Valley. She remembered the Rose boys passing her home as they biked over the Takaka Hill to boarding school at Nelson Boys College. Fran stayed with her grandparents while at Nelson College for Girls, and after matriculation trained as a dental nurse at the Wellington Dental School, where her uncle was dean. After graduating in the late 1940s she came to Golden Bay, based mostly in Takaka and Collingwood and travelling extensively around the rural schools. Her own children recall being lined up for athome oral checks with dental mirror and hook. Fran boarded at Ma Baker’s on Commercial Street, a stone’s throw from the Rose dairy farm down Rose’s Road. Ma Baker and Nita Rose were friends, and hatched a plan to get Nita’s shy son Patrick married off to this educated, professional woman. Ma Baker went on holiday and arranged for Fran to board with the Roses. The rest is history. Fran and Pat enjoyed a long and loving marriage. They raised seven children and looked after adored “extra Australian” extended-family children. Pat worked on the farm and ran the business, and Fran was boss of the house, kids,

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and section. Fran’s family paid tribute to her role modelling as a mother. The household ran like a well-oiled machine. Fran was confident, assured, multi-talented, and would take anything on. Her children said Fran set high expectations for them and taught the value of hard work – academically, on the farm and in sport. She set her family up to succeed, be independent, to know they were loved and always had a place to come home to. Fran was involved in the swimming club for years, and organised learn-to-swim lessons at the primary school every summer. Her daughters were used as guinea pigs, showing others the progressions of swimming. She became a regional swim official, taught adults to swim, and inspired her family to be coaches. One of Fran’s proudest club achievements was when the team won the South Island Country Club Swim Club Championship. In 1979, Fran returned to her orcharding background and planted their first commercial kiwifruit vines. Pat chose the most productive dairying paddocks on the riverside. In the late 1980s Fran established a packhouse on the farm, and they packed kiwifruit for export for 20 years. She employed hundreds of people there over the years and loved to supply baking for their breaks. Pat’s death in 1990 was a real blow to Fran. Her family honours Pat as “the steady pillar in the partnership”. Fran continued farming with her son, David, as housemate and work buddy. Fran was the first woman to qualify as an indoor basketball referee in the Nelson region, was a founding member of the Playcentre in Takaka, and helped keep Plunket busy. She was an avid reader of novels, local history


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and the newspaper, and was very creative. As an artist she mastered a style then moved on to something new – portraits, working with pencil and charcoal, and teaching her children watercolour landscape basics. Fran created theatre backdrops and made pottery. Her attitude, “If you can’t be the best, don’t do it”, pushed her to constantly strive for perfection in all she did. Even in her colourful garden she grew prize-winning roses. Fran remained keenly interested in the farm, and even when hospitalised before she died was still asking about ways to improve orchard performance and soil fertility. A standout feature of Fran’s character is the “open house” policy she operated. Hundreds stayed on the farm over the years, receiving the benefit of Fran’s experiences and instructions. She will be lovingly remembered for that, and for being larger than life and full of opinions. Fran Rose died on 13 July 2021, followed by a celebration of her generous and independent life on 18 July. Unique to the end, her funeral was a day later than planned due to flooding, which gave her extra time with her family on the farm.

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All information was correct at the time of printing. However, things are changing quickly at the moment, so visit the websites below for the most up-to-date information.

Resource Recovery Centres Normal opening hours resume at all Resource Recovery Centres and the full range of services are available. This includes waste, greenwaste, recycling drop-off, whiteware, hazardous goods and Reuse shops.

Where to find information For information on Council services, visit our website,

Contactless payment is preferred. All customers need to scan in with the NZ COVID Tracer app, at the manual sign-in locations or give their name and contact details to the kiosk operator.

For information on the financial support available, visit the Ministry of Social Development website,

We are now in Alert Level Two. At Alert Level Two, Council offices and facilities can reopen but there are some changes in place.

Options for Covid affected rates payments Covid restrictions have impacted us all in different ways and if you’re having issues paying your rates give us a call, there are numerous ways we can help.

Council offices and service centres re-open at Alert Level Two. Our Richmond, Tākaka and Motueka service centres open on Wednesday 8 September, and Murchison on Thursday 9 September. We will be operating differently in order to meet the requirements around physical distancing and contact tracing. Please be patient as your visit may take longer than usual while we limit the number of people in the service centres. If you are able to carry out your business with us over the phone or online, please continue to do so. If you choose to come into one of our service centres, please remember to wear a mask. You will also need to either scan or sign in. You can always reach us on 03 543 8400.

Libraries Our libraries re-open at Level Two, however our library teams need some time to get everything sorted before they open, so all our libraries will open on Thursday 9 September. Our returns bins will open at 8.30 am Wednesday 8 September. Even though our libraries are open, there are changes in place and some services and events will not be available. Our spaces have been rearranged in order to meet the requirements around physical distancing. Please be patient as we will need to limit the number of people in the libraries. Please remember to wear a mask and scan or sign in if you come and visit us. Visit our libraries website for the latest library information and to explore a range of library resources you can access from home,

Building inspections Building inspections are able to be carried out but inspection protocols will be in place to manage the risk around Covid-19. Please call us on 03 543 8400 for more details and to arrange an appointment.


We will be limiting the number of customers on site to maintain safe distancing. There may be delays at times, so please be patient.

Cabinet art spreads across Tasman

We can enter into flexible payment plans that would spread the timing of your rates payments and avoid penalties on unpaid rates.

The deadline for submissions to the Chorus and Council cabinet art initiative has been extended until Friday 17 September, so get your designs in now!

A payment plan could include:

These cabinets become works of art in the street, often telling stories about the communities in which they are located and help to discourage tagging.

• amendments to direct debit arrangements, or new direct debit arrangements

Council offices

We’re asking all customers to wear a mask if they are leaving their vehicle or talking to the kiosk operator.

• a short-term pause of payments as part of an agreed payment plan • spreading rates payments over a longer time frame. Non-payment penalties will not be charged when a payment arrangement is in place. If you are able to pay your rates on time as usual, please do. That will help ensure the continued delivery of essential services for our District. Payments can be made via our secure online system. Options are payment from your bank account using account2account, or with Visa or Mastercard – just remember to use your valuation number as a reference. Due to the Covid restrictions and our offices being closed at Alert Level Three and Four, we are providing an additional five working days from the date of our offices reopening, 8 September 2021, for customers to make over the counter payments. Overdue payment penalties will be applied from Wednesday 15 September 2021.

Kerbside recycling and rubbish collection Kerbside recycling and rubbish collection services continue at Alert Level Two, including processing mixed recycling. We will be taking a strict approach to contamination, we will be checking recycling bins and will not collect any dirty recycling. Contamination in our recycling, especially used face masks or protective equipment, could cause our plant to shut down. These items must go in the rubbish.

Community facilities • Our recreation centres will be open, but numbers will be limited. You will need to maintain physical distancing, wear a mask and follow contact tracing requirements by scanning or signing in. • All playgrounds, exercise equipment and drinking fountains are now open. • All recreational boat ramps are now open. • All public toilets are now open.

This year five cabinets in Tasman District have been chosen – one cabinet each in St Arnaud, Motueka, Clifton, Richmond and Aniseed Valley. The winning design for each cabinet will be chosen from entries received. You can find more information about this on Chorus’ dedicated webpage: community/cabinetart-programme. Krystal Glen, Ranibow Flo ra


COUNCIL HUI Due to Covid-19 restrictions, meetings will take place via Zoom video conferencing. Visit for details. Golden Bay Community Board Tuesday 14 September, 9.30 am. Public forum. Operations Committee Thursday 16 September, 9.30 am. Public forum. Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit Friday 17 September, 2.00 pm. Public forum. Motueka Community Board Tuesday 21 September, 4.00 pm. Public forum.

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Tākaka Hill Road night closure September These works are weather and COVID-19 dependent. At Alert Level 3, works can restart while adhering to strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols for the protection of our crews and road users.

Plan ahead for a 14-night road closure Wednesday 8 – Wednesday 22 September from 9pm to 5am each night Planned works: Installation of large new culverts (pipes) at sites 6 and 13 through the current single traffic lane and pavement construction at sites 7 and 11. This work is essential to ensuring stormwater moves efficiently through the sites, and will help minimise future delays and damage to the sites during heavy rainfall. For safety reasons, and least disruption to traffic, works will be done at night and are weather dependent. As we reach the final construction stages further night closures will be necessary. We will let you know well in advance the dates for future night closures so you can plan ahead.


More information If you need access over the hill for night work or essential commitments, please email or call Kane Reihana on 027 886 4508. We will do our best to accommodate your needs. Emergency services will be able to use the road at all times.



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Pohara 188mm YTD 1168mm


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Collingwood 272mm


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48mm on the 28th




67mm on the 26th

Glenview Rd 290mm


82mm on the 16th




75mm on the 27th

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Over the last 36 years in Onekaka we have had: 79.3m of rain which averages 6.11mm a day. The annual low was 1415mm in 1997 and the high was 3357 in 2016. The highest month was Dec 2011 with 773mm and the highest day was 301mm on 24 March 2016.

The winter months June, July and August brought us a total of 996 mm of rain, wettest winter since I started recording. Puramahoi 431mm 19 80mm on the 5th We are 10mm behind last year’s entire rainfall amount and

we still have four months to go! This winter (June – August) has seen half the entire rainfall so far this year.

LandSAR team members: From left, Graham Pomeroy, LandSAR NZ chair; Keith Tomlinson, 16 years’ service; Elly de Lange, 14 years; Wouter de Maat, 31years; Ricky Ward, 25 years; Mik Symmons, 32 years; John Pomeroy, 9 years; Hobie Mercer, 11 years; Nicky Morris, 5 years; Steve Cottle, 7 years; Jono Davies, 14 years. Not present but also receiving certificates were Darren Foxwell, 27 years; Dave Egan, 12 years; Gawen Howard, 7 years; Gaylene Wilkinson, 7 years; Olly Gleeson, 11 years; Laurie Healy, 10 years; and the late Blue Horton, 12 years. Photo: Supplied. RONNIE SHORT

Eighteen members of Golden Bay’s Land Search and Rescue (LandSAR) team have been awarded Certificates of Appreciation in recognition of their years of service. The family-friendly social event was held pre-lockdown, at the Mussel Inn. Local chair Steve Cottle said 30 attended, including the chair of LandSAR NZ, Graham Pomeroy. “He was our chairperson here for years. We were lucky enough to have him there to present these awards, as Golden Bay is his home town and where he started from in Search and Rescue.” Steve explained that the usual increments of five years’ service recognition had changed, and members are now recognised for the number of years each has served. Mik Symmons is the longest-serving member, with 32 years as a Golden Bay LandSAR volunteer. However, Wouter de Maat has served 41 years in total – 31 with Golden Bay LandSAR and 10 years with Nelson LandSAR beforehand. Wouter also serves as secretary/treasurer, incident management team manager and treasurer for Tasman LandSAR. Third in line for lengthy service recognition is Darren Foxwell, who has been a Department of Conservation representative for

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27 years and is also an IMT Manager. Both he and Wouter take the initial callout and liaise with police. Close behind Darren is Ricky Ward, who has served 25 years. “We did recognise the late Blue Horton, who served 12 years,” said Steve. “Blue was a great mentor. He was the one who kept telling me to keep going…always encouraging me to do better.” Steve himself was recognised for 7 years’ service. LandSAR NZ Inc is a national volunteer organisation that provides land search and rescue services to lost, missing and injured people all over New Zealand. Currently the Golden Bay LandSAR membership has 35 active members, 11 of whom enlisted following the West Coast saga last year. They are currently undergoing training and will be ready for service in the next six months. “With these new members we are really moving forward now,” said Steve. “A lot of our members just attended a two-day outdoor First Aid course with a top-notch trainer who is the medical adviser for LandSAR NZ.” Each year, the national body trains volunteers to respond in their community’s time of need, believing that building resilience has the highest potential for greatest outcome. Steve is working to bring to Golden Bay some of the four national training courses for new recruits.





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PEST TRAPPING JULY 2021 Stoats this month Rats this month

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PROJECT DE-VINE AUGUST 2021 Number of properties involved 482 Banana passion vines - mature 197,265 Banana passion vines - juvenile 465,057 Old Man’s Beard 107,503 Other pest plants and trees 223,455 All pest plants and trees total 993,640 Total controlled this month 11,867


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TAKAKA Bowling Club opening for the season Saturday 18 September, 1.30pm, at the clubhouse, Hiawatha Lane, Takaka.

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AGM NOTICES AGM Rec Park Centre Delta Level 2. Golden Bay Shared Recreation Facility Inc will hold the 10th annual meeting on Thursday 16 September at 6.30pm. There is a 50-person limit and the secretary must register attendees. The meeting will be set up with two-metre distancing and masks are mandatory. Please scan the Covid Tracer at the entrance. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell. Contact: Tyler Langford TE Wharerangi Trust, that administers the Sustainable Living Centre (community gardens), AGM on Saturday 2 October, 3pm. All welcome. Come find out whats been happening and planned for the future. DATE CHANGES/POSTPONEMENTS GOLDEN Bay Housing Trust AGM 10 September is postponed until further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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PURAMAHOI Hall AGM, Friday 17 September, 7pm, at the Puramahoi Hall. All welcome. Enquiries to Brian Nesbit ph 027 556 0686. TAKAKA Athletics Club rescheduled AGM, Wednesday 15 September, 7pm, in the community room at the Rec Park Centre. Please all remember to scan in; there will be a registration sheet at the door with sanitiser. We will have the room set up for social distancing, but please remember to wear your mask. We hope to see you there and get this vital club back on its feet again.

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PERSONAL NOTICES / Pānui ake RICHARDS, Judith Ellis: Died peacefully on 4 September 2021, at Golden Bay Community Health, aged 83 years. Much loved wife of the late David; mother and mother-in-law of Sally and David, Angela and Dean, Jane and Andrew, Steve and Judy. Grandmother to Henry and Toby; Frances and Peter; Harriette and Pip; Megan, Thomas and James. Great­-grandmother to Tane, Kiki and Summer, Toby and Tasman; Tiraki; Iris, Margo and Rosa. Our heartfelt thanks to the staff at Golden Bay Community Health for the care and kindness given to Judith over the time she was with them. In lieu of flowers, the family request a donation to the hospital, thank you. Sadly, we are unable to plan a celebration to remember Judith’s life at this time. To contact the family, please email haveabeer@

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The RSC Community Grant is now open to applicants. The purpose of the grant is to distribute funds to organisations such as cultural, philanthropic, charitable, sporting, educational or any other purpose that benefits the Golden Bay community or a section of it.

Applications Close: 5pm, Monday 11th October 2021 Application forms to be collected from the Country Store Mon-Fri: 8am – 5pm & Sat: 9am – 12pm Please phone to organize pick up ph: 929 7519

PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui CURIOUS about Quakers? Come and check us out. Ph Jude 524 8291. <>

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. EXPERIENCED house/petsitter available now. Kindly ph Winnie 027 608 5599. GOLDEN Bay Community Board Meeting on Tuesday 14 September at 9.30am. Under Covid-19 Alert Level 2 public attendance including public forum will be via Zoom with a meeting link provided at meetings/ AORERE FLOWER SHOW. Due to new rules in Level 2 the show will have to be postponed until Level 1. ROBIN Slow’s exhibition Te Mara O Tane extended until 18 September at MONZA Gallery, mainstreet Takaka. Open 10.30am-4pm weekdays (closed Wednesday) and 10.30am2pm Saturday. 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. 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: Email us: Office hours are Monday-Wednesday, 9am-5pm. 12

TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga

TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga Abel Tasman Accounting Limited Xero Certified, Public Practice CA. Taxation services and general business support for clients of all shapes and sizes. Available evenings and weekends. Ph Bronwyn 027 268 4010, ACCOUNTANT and tax advisor. All Inland Revenue returns filed for big and small businesses and individuals. Self-employed and rental property reports prepared. Day and evening appointments available. Ph Susan Ayton Shaw 929 7507 or email ACCOUNTANT. Long-standing market leader with unbeatable professional qualifications and experience. Warn & Associates, ph 525 9919. APPLIANCE and whiteware repair. 12+ years’ experience servicing all brands. Ph Luke 022 602 8118. ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580. BRICKLAYING/ blocklaying. KRW Contracting for all your masonry needs. 25 years’ experience. No job too small. Ph Ken 021 307 019. CARS wanted. Will pick up for free (some conditions apply). Motueka Auto Parts. Ph 03 528 9576. CHIMNEY cleaning, handyman, Dennis Sage ph 027 873 0726. CHIMNEY sweep. Puponga-Takaka Hill. Query or quote ph

CITRUS pruning, garden/property design, edible landscaping, soil testing, garden mentoring. Sol Morgan, GroWise Consultancy, ph 027 514 9112. Computer/Smartphone Sales and Repairs. Supporting all Windows and Apple products. Conveniently located on Commercial Street or available by appointment ph 03 525 8371. ELECTRICIANS. Fuse Electrical Golden Bay. Ready to solve all your electrical needs. Ph Thomas 525 9300, 027 788 8500. ELECTRONICS repairs: Cell phones, computers, radios, TVs, HiFi and more! Ph 027 246 2432. ELEMENTAL Design and Build: New builds, renos, refits, alterations. Environmentally-conscious builders specialising in natural builds., ph 022 087 6396, FREEVIEW satellite TV. Ph 027 246 2432. FUNERAL directors, Matuku Funerals. Cremation, regular and eco-burials. Professional, caring and budget conscious with exceptional customer service. Proud member of the FDANZ. Laura and Mark Manson, East Takaka, ph 525 7399, 027 777 4738, 027 525 7399. GARDENING services. Ph Carlos 027 751 9730. GB CHIMNEY SWEEPING, SPIDER AND FLY SPRAYING Ph 524 8795 or 027 434 5405 GOLDEN BAY DIGGER HIRE 1.7 tonne. Ph 027 713 0684. GOLDEN Bay Storage, Takaka. Dry, safe, secure, alarmed, insurance approved. Furniture trailer available. Ph Marg 027 222 5499, Green Grass Accounting - Chartered Accountant. MYOB Partner and Xero Certified. Local accountant providing business and personal accounting services. Ph Robert 029 775 6459 or email HEAT pump installation, sales and servicing. Ph Dave McKay 027 404 4740, 525 8538. HELPING HANDS ph 525 6226. Te Whare Mahana Supported Employment. Lawnmowing, line trimming, garden maintenance, riparian planting, scrub-cutting, gutter cleaning, recycling, pothole repair, waterblasting, window cleaning, house moves. How can we help? LAWNMOWING. Pakawau, Bainham, Takaka to Wainui. Ph N Shaw 525 7597, 027 212 4020. LAWNMOWING,, ph 027 690 0769. 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. 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. 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. 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 10 SEPTEMBER 2021

24 Beach Road, Collingwood

36 Pohara Valley Road, Pohara

New Listing/Open Home

New Listing/Open Home For Sale: DEADLINE SALE - Closes 2pm, Thurs 30th Sept 2021 Open Home: Saturday 11th Sept 11am - 12pm POHARA VALLEY LAND - This versatile lifestyle section is bound to be popular with anyone looking for their own camping spot and/or hoping to build a modern home and plant a food forest for their future. At the entrance to the 1.7 hectares is a relatively flat grassy area with the bulk of the land sloping and mostly in grass and scrub. The more elevated terrace offers lovely views out over the bay. Call Sam now for further details!

439 Abel Tasman Drive, Motupipi

New Sale Date/Open Home For Sale: SET DATE OF SALE - Closes 2pm, Thur 23rd Sept 2021, Will not be sold prior Open Home: Saturday 11th Sept 1pm - 2pm HOME SWEET HOME - Calling all young families, here is your home sweet home! The classic kiwi design gives you all day sun, a big deck and plenty of room for cricket on the lawn and situated right beside the ever popular Motupipi School. The living area spills out onto the deck and you can see that this is a lovely spot to enjoy a bar-b-que with friends and family while watching the sun go down. The Set Date of Sale has been extended for viewings, call Sam now!

For Sale: SET DATE OF SALE - Closes 2pm, Thurs 21st Sept 2021, Will not be sold prior Open Home: Saturday 11th Sept 12pm -1pm SEABIRD COTTAGE - For those of you looking for a no nonsense simple wee beach house, Seabird Cottage is the spot! This sheltered back section enjoys all day sun and you can see the sea from the lounge and the bedroom, and only need walk over the dunes to access the beach. In fact, everything is easy here, no airs and graces, just straight forward and easy care. Selling partially furnished. Call Billy now for further details!

172 Wharariki Road, Puponga

Tender Closing Soon

Homes are where we feel safe. At our open homes, we're determined to keep it that way.

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For Sale: TENDER - Closes 2pm, Thursday 16th Sept 2021, Will not be sold prior Open Home: Saturday 11th Sept 2pm - 3pm WHARARIKI WILDERNESS CAMP - At the base of Old Man Range, this wilderness camp is the perfect spot to spend your weekends and holidays, or set up a more permanent home. Bounding Kahurangi National Park it is currently grazing bees to pay for the rates. There's lots to love about this block, boasting fruit trees, a water tank, bush, some wetland areas and two creeks, really it is quite beautiful. Call Billy now for further details!

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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

HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora AROHA Health Spa. Massage: deep tissue, relaxation and clinical; structural bodywork, myofascial release, infrared sauna, spa bath, facials, holistic health and more. Open from 9.30am onwards. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. Ph 525 8870. CAROLYN Simon, Craniosacral therapist, naturopath, medical herbalist. For appointments or flower essences text 027 483 5865, ph 525 8544. COMPLETE Healthcare with NIS by Neurolink, using neuroscience principles to achieve optimum health. 2020 Masters series. Practitioner Anne Michell. Ph 525 8733 or 027 751 7970. ERICA van Sint Annaland Physiotherapy, Golden Bay Community Health. ACC and private visits. Ph 027 776 6111. JAN Jackson, emotional health specialist. Stress, anxiety and trauma release for lasting change. Ph 021 194 8870. MASSAGE and Bowen therapy. Ph Thomas 022 160 9101. MASSAGE AND REIKI. Emma Sutherland (Ameliorate). First one-hour treatment $40 for GB locals. Ph 027 487 2639. MASSAGE: relaxation, sports, deep tissue. Lymphatic drainage for detox, immune support, oedema. 26 years of experience. Ph Paul 027 772 7334.

Chiropractor Inga Schmidt

MSc (Chiro), DC, MNZCA

021 180 7789

Golden Bay Health Centre, 12 Motupipi St ACC registered

Healing with Grace

Removal of ear wa Weekly Private Clinics x by micro-suction 03 525 8327 or book online:

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.

Call 0800 749 739 for info or an appointment today

Create life-changing new directions

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

Ph 027 338 9504


Sports & Accident injuries Complex musculoskeletal conditions Clinical reviews / Second opinions Orthopaedic / Post-operative rehabilitation Postural / Biomechanical correction programmes Clinical Massage Therapy Grace Shields 021346642 ♥ 5258106 BTSM, RMT MNZ

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TRANSMISSIONS of light with Vicki Lawson. Pohara. Ph 027 525 9944.

Reiki Master & Pranic healer

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

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EMPLOYMENT WANTED / Hiahia mahi HEALTHY mature woman with many skills looking for work. Kindly ph Winnie 027 608 5599.

Grant Watson

WANTED / Hiahia

Manipulative Physiotherapist

Collingwood Health Centre at Collingwood Area School

STORAGE wanted for household items. Kindly ph Winnie 027 608 5599.

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

GALLERIES / Whakakitenga

PROPERTY WANTED / Rawa hiahia CASH buyer looking for a small natural location with some structure and water. Kindly ph Winnie 027 608 5599.

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

ROBIN Slow’s exhibition Te Mara O Tane extended until 18 September at MONZA Gallery, mainstreet Takaka. Open 10.30am-4pm weekdays (closed Wednesday) and 10.30am2pm Saturday. FAIRHOLME Gallery, exhibition and sale: 100 wild baskets, mixed media, objects, textiles, photography. Sundays only, 10am-4pm, or by appointment. Ph 525 9373.

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

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē ANATOKI SALMON fishing and cafe. Catch your own lunch or order from the menu. Open every day from 10am. www.

Different lockdown levels affect how you can manage your rental property. From inspections and viewings to notices and handovers. Do you have the answers?

COLLINGWOOD TAVERN. 11am-7pm, Sunday-Thursday; 11am-late, Friday and Saturday. Live music - check out our Facebook page for details. We have shut up the farm shop for the winter months.

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

ORDER ONLINE - Home deliveries available in all levels of lockdown.

Contact us for more information

DANGEROUS KITCHEN Opening Tuesday 14 September, 9am. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Tuesday-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.

Ray White Property Management 027 525 7229 -

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

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko

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

COTTAGE Plants Onekaka will be open again at level 2, for all your wonderful perennials, like delphiniums, lavender, springflowering ground covers, and much more. Open WednesdaySunday, 10am-4.30pm. Ph 525 9253. WINDSCREENS. Replaced or repaired at Golden Bay Glass. 96 Commercial St. Ph 525 7274.

COURTHOUSE CAFE, Collingwood. Open 7 days, 8am-3pm. No pizzas during winter. Ph 524 8194. CURRY LEAF. Open 7 days, 12-8pm. Chef-made food, takeaway prices. Order online or ph 525 8481.

THE MUSSEL INN. Open from 11am.


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

TOTALLY ROASTED, Pohara. Open 5 days from 8.30am, closed Monday, Tuesday. Wood-fired pizzas on Fridays from 4 till 7pm For orders ph 525 9396. WHOLEMEAL CAFE, open 7 days for dine-in meals and takeaways, 7.30am-3pm.

ALL-IN-ONE set of wooden French doors and windows. $300 ono. Ph 027 924 2127. WARATAH flowers cut to order, $2 a stem. Ph Linda 027 488 8770.



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We’re your local We are looking for a motivated reliable person for a permanent full-time position to join our team at Golden Bay Hammer Hardware. The role includes customer service and assisting where necessary within the store, and use of computer systems will be required.

16 weeks old, ready to lay $28 each, free delivery

You would need to be available Tuesday to Saturday with extra hours during the summer period.

Ph/txt Trev 027 282 4014

Applicants will need to be physically fit as heavy lifting is involved and have great interpersonal skills and can work well in a team. Customer service is essential to this role as you would be our customers first port of call in the store. Experience in either tools/ hardware, horticulture, paint, plumbing would be an advantage. If this sounds like you please email your details and CV to

‘the good people place’

OPEN-FOR DINING THURS 14th open level 2 - ...

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Gourmet wild food, Open fire, Good beer, Good people


Ph: 525 9592

CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAYS GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them each Sunday, 10am at Takaka and 4.45pm at Collingwood. SACRED Heart Catholic faith community: no service. ST Andrews: there will be no church services until Covid Level 2 moves to Level 1.

Kahurangi Christian Church Diversional Therapist/Activities Coordinator We are a community-owned Aged Care Facility situated in Motueka committed to providing excellent resident-centred care. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our supportive team.

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.

You will have empathy for the older person; and a great sense of humour is a must. “You give perfect peace to him whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You’.

Preferred applicant will ideally: • Be a registered diversional therapist (ideal but not essential) or; • Have a Level 3 or 4 Certificate in Health and Wellbeing For more information, please see our website for an application form or call us on 03 528 9662 (office hours). 14

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Takaka Church of Christ

All Welcome ☺

Sunday Service 10am

Pastor: Rodney Watson 027 511 4266 93 Commercial St, Takaka Ph: 525 9265 THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2021

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

The Mussel Inn

TAKAKA BOWLING CLUB OPENING FOR THE SEASON Saturday 18 September, 1.30pm, at the clubhouse, Hiawatha Lane, Takaka.

TUESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER BADMINTON, REC PARK CENTRE (NEW VENUE), 7-9pm. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007.

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Yes! We are open – sort of.


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



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
























Poets and quiz have been postponed and future gigs are up in the air





BIO-DYNAMIC LOCAL GROUP WORKSHOP. East Takaka, Saturday 25 September, 11.30am-4pm. Lifting of cow horns with afternoon stir and application of horn manure (500). $15/ HANDS, GB alternative currency. For details and to register pleaes email Tony:



You know the rules – please respect them - and also our lovely staff who have to wear masks at all times and ensure you have signed in.

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Please note - if we are in level 2 or above this event will be held online. Check out our facebook page for details Golden Bay Boys and Girls Agricultural Show

GOLDEN BAY CYCLE & WALKWAYS SOCIETY tree planting, Paines Ford to East Takaka, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September, East Takaka end of track (1.7km down East Takaka Road on right). Will be signposted. Bring spade, gloves, food and drink. Two sessions each day, 9.30am-12noon and 1pm-3.30pm. If wet, following weekend. Contact 027 414 6621 or

Conservation Volunteer Calendar

Super Supporters:

Keen to make a difference to Golden Bay’s environment? Check out conservation volunteer opportunities for September:


Saturday 11 September

Project Rameka tree planting

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10am, Rameka Creek Road, approx 1km up from ford. Bring sturdy footwear, gloves, water, food. Contact or check out Project Rameka Inc Facebook for more details.


Ph 525 9868 or 027 928 3314

Sunday 12 September

Farewell Wharariki Healthpost Nature Trust

Wharariki wetland and roadside planting. 10am, Cape Farewell turn off. Bring spade, gloves, gummies, lunch and water. Contact for further details, and for opportunities to help install bird burrow tunnels at Cape Farewell at a date tbc.

Programmes to listen out for: Yumi Talem - ‘Yumi Talem’ or ‘Our Voice’ is a radio program that features Vanuatu’s cultures, current affairs, and the Christian principles Vanuatu is founded on.Yumi Talem is kindly supported by Thomas Brothers Limited and airs Sunday nights at 6:00 with a new episode every 2 weeks.

Perfect for couples, a playground for families and a paradise for hikers!

03 524 8711

Tuesday: Southeasterlies prevailing. Cloudy areas with the odd shower but fine breaks also. by Monday 27 September NEW STOCK ARRIVING DAILY

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

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Sollys Contractors are proud sponsors of this weather forecast. 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.

Friends of Cobb welcome new trappers to join their monthly trap rosters and group van trips. Contact marian@ for details/dates


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Monday: Northerlies with heavy rain at first. Rain easing during the afternoon as winds tend southwest.

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Sunday: Northwesterlies becoming strong. Rain over Kahurangi, becoming heavy and developing elsewhere later.

Paines Ford/East Takaka Cycleway Planting Two sessions: 9.30am-noon and 1-3.30pm. Meet 9.30am or 1pm East Takaka end of track (1.7km down East Takaka Rd on right – look for signpost). Bring spade, gloves, water and food. Backup if wet – Sat 25th and Sun 26th – same times. Please email: or phone 027 414 6621 if able to help or for more info.

Totally Wired - Father and Son duo Simon and Jack Hamley present an hour of fine music from a featured artist. Totally Wired is kindly supported by Burger Culture and The Vic Brewbar, Trafalgar St, Nelson and airs Sunday evenings at 7:00, replaying the following Thursday morning at 1:00.

7 unique beaches along 3km of coastline

Saturday: Strong southwesterlies, easing. Showers over Kahurangi. Just the odd shower elsewhere.

Golden Bay Cycle and Walkways Society

The Road Less Travelled - Join Henry Ludbrook and Daniel Sharp on The Road Less Travelled. They discuss a wide range of their favourite songs and poems. Each show they choose a different theme to guide their choice of songs and poems. The Road Less Travelled airs on Friday nights at 7.00 with new content every 2 weeks.

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




Deadline Sale: 12pm 29.09.21 (NSP)

A large family home on a large section of 1243sqm in town is rare to find, but it has been found! Four bedrooms, open plan living, dining & kitchen plus garage, sleepout and sheds all make up this property which has so much potential. Fully fenced so plenty of safe space for the kids. Walking distance to schools & shops. Call me for further information on this family home. Ref: GB3853

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or



Not often available in this location, we are pleased to be offering this 4 bdrm home to the market. There are some unseen upgrades inside in the form of re-wiring and bathroom makeover. The local schools and kindergarten are less than five minutes walk away and the School Store is super handy, as is downtown Takaka. Call me for further information and/or a private viewing. Ref: GB3854

Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or



Ph: (03) 525 8800



Here is the section you have been waiting for. This 948m2, N/W facing, residential zoned section has it all. The elevation of the section makes the most of the stunning mountain views. The rural feel of the section boasts convenience, less than a 5 minutes’ drive to the shops or beach. Sections this close to Town are a rarity at present, so do not delay! Ref: GB3855

Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or Jana McConnon 021 245 2197 or

154 RANGIHAEATA ROAD, RANGIHAEATA Deadline Sale: 12pm 13.09.2021 (NSP)

This property of 3614m2 is privately positioned & once you are on the property, you will be amazed by the stunning views out across the Bay. Loads of potential here for someone wanting their own piece of paradise & the land is definitely the ‘diamond’ here! The dwelling has no code compliance & no vendor warranties or undertakings apply, so if you can see the potential, then call me for info or an appt. to view. Ref: GB3852

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or


NEWS FLASH Jana has joined the First National Team!

Having grown up in the Bay, Jana has a wealth of knowledge of the area and many local connections. She brings with her, a new age approach to marketing your property, with the use of a variety of social media platforms to gain the best possible results. Jana has personally gone through the buying & selling process and this contributes hugely to being able to guide and help you along the way with real confidence.


Deadline Sale: 1pm 15.09.21 (NSP)

What are you seeking in the search for the perfect home/beach house? You want to be near the beach? You want to be able to spread out and have your own spaces? You want to be close to cafes, store, golf course and harbour? Great neighbours, great street! What’s not to love about this place—short term, long term—make it yours! Call me for further information or an appointment to view. Ref: GB3851

In Jana’s words “Let’s work together to make your dream, your reality….” If you’d like a free appraisal of your property, let’s talk.

Call me anytime - Jana McConnon

(Licensed Salesperson REAA 2008) 021 245 2197 or

e-mail me:

Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or Sharon MCCONNON Sales Manager 0275 258 255


Paul MCCONNON Salesperson 0275 042 872

James MACKAY Principal/AREINZ B.Com 027 359 0892

Belinda J BARNES Agent/AREINZ 021 236 2840

Jana MCCONNON Salesperson 021 245 2197

Cherie BYRNE Admin/ Reception 03 525 8800


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