The GB Weekly - 14 January 2022

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Eco-project making progress

Project update: HealthPost Nature Trust manager Marian Milne talks about the imminent reintroduction of fluttering shearwaters. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

An ambitious project designed to eradicate pests and restore native ecology across a large swathe of northern Golden Bay is approaching a key decision-point. The Onetahua Restoration Project – a partnership between Manawhenua ki Mohua (MKM), HealthPost Nature Trust (HPNT) and Tasman Environmental Trust (TET) – recently submitted its draft feasibility study for peer review and is awaiting feedback. A lot is at stake; Predator Free 2050 Ltd (PF2050), which funded the study, has committed $3m of the estimated $9m cost of the initiative, if it is deemed feasible. Should it progress, the project is forecast to create up to 50 jobs. To mark the milestone, and to keep the community abreast of developments, the project team hosted an open day at Te Whare Whakata – HPNT’s field station at Farewell Spit – last Thursday. For a couple of hours, representatives from all three partners and around 40 members of the public discussed some of the key issues raised over the past few months. These included community engagement, trapping

technology, the use of toxins, and the spatial boundaries of the project. Later in the day, guests were taken on a guided walk across to Fossil Point on the western side of the spit. The initiative is not just about the mechanics of restoration; there is also a strong underlying cultural aspect to the work. MKM has contributed a vision based around the practice of kaitiakitanga (guardianship), recognising the interconnectedness of the natural world – ki uta ki tai – from the mountains to the sea, and summarised as follows: “The focus is on creating a landscape scale mainland area, which provides a safe haven for an abundance of indigenous species, within which people also work and thrive.” The proposed project area, which stretches from Farewell Spit to the Whanganui Inlet and covers over 100km2, includes large tracts of private land. The success of the project therefore depends on buy-in from landowners, something feasibility study manager Chris Wheatley says is vital. “We need to get them on board.” Given the size and complexity of the initiative, Chris believes a pragmatic, staged

approach may be required. “Do we go for the whole area, or just the spit? We could start with the spit and expand.” He explained that the project’s other crucial success factor is the elimination of predators, and a number of options were being considered, including conventional and high-tech traps, toxins, and exclusion fences. A promising development, Chris said, was the future deployment of novel, labour-saving trapping devices, which would be evaluated. “There’s a lot of technology coming but we need to do trials.” The MKM vision document supports this approach, highlighting the need for “…new and innovative ways of doing things; taking chances and experimenting with different pest control and restoration techniques”. Successful eradication of pest predators will be followed by the selective reintroduction of native fauna. On a small scale, through its pioneering work, HPNT has already created an ecosanctuary at Cape Farewell and is ready to import shorebird species. HPNT manager Marian Milne said she was “excited” about the... Continued on page 2

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Nga mihi o te tau hou ki a koutou - New Year greetings everyone. It’s very pleasing to see our community thriving through this tourist period, with plenty of people visiting the area and contributing to our local businesses and economy. There was some concern that people may stay away, but it appears that is not the case. I’d like to acknowledge the stress and difficulties that businesses and organisations have faced through the last year – and in an ongoing way – regarding the requirements for Covid measures. Although each has found their own way of managing, the stress and discomfort faced daily shouldn’t be underestimated. At the last Community Board meeting, Nelson Bays Primary Health presented on the plan in place for Golden Bay should Covid cases appear here. It was reassuring to know the extent of that plan, including what would be in place for those who had travelled here and may not be in a position to travel home once unwell. The staff at GB Community Health also deserve acknowledgement for the way in which they now have to undertake their work, particularly those fronting up to do the testing. We are fortunate to have the facility that we do for our community and for those who visit. The council programme of work last year was certainly very demanding for the organisation, and there is little doubt that it will continue this year. Some of the key aspects of work will relate to implementing the current annual plan programme, the three waters process, further input into the Local Government review, and the Tasman Environment Plan ongoing development that will replace the Tasman Resource Management Plan. The next Annual Plan hearings will take place in May. The Future Development Strategy process will continue with Nelson City Council and the Resource Management Act reforms roll on. Some important projects and processes are due for completion this year, including the Waimea Community Dam. Locally, the Waikoropupū Water Conservation Order process will continue, with a court date set for April. The Motupipi cycle bridge will be built in April, and the sports grandstand is due for completion about the same time. The next phase of the Pōhara wastewater upgrade will be completed this year. This includes the Port pump station and replacement of 2.5km of pressure main. May we be thoughtful and respectful of each other as we navigate our way through the coming year.


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ONETAHUA RESTORATION Continued from page 1 ...imminent arrival of the first tranche of birds. “We have some fluttering shearwaters coming next weekend. We have to feed the chicks for two weeks. It’s a big responsibility.” HPNT trustee Craig Potton spoke of the rich biodiversity that existed at Farewell Spit and surrounding area before pest predators were introduced. After referring to wader bird populations as a biodiversity “jewel”, Craig turned his attention to smaller, less charismatic species, which he believed could thrive as the project progresses. “We are rediscovering that the fauna of geckos and lizards is more complicated than we thought… If we can create a good enough habitat by reducing pest numbers then we may find, right under our noses, species that we weren’t aware of.” How, and to what extent, the project is implemented depends largely on the outcome of the feasibility study. “The draft is being peer reviewed,” said Chris. “We have to work through to produce a final version – in weeks, not months.” Should the project get the green light, one of the major challenges will be to raise up to $6m to add to the $3m of PF2050 funding. But the total doesn’t have to be achieved before fieldwork commences – something Chris anticipates is likely happen around mid-year. “People shouldn’t expect to see major activity on the ground soon; we need to get community agreement sorted, as well as finance and technical details.”

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High honour for John Ward-Holmes RONNIE SHORT

Golden Bay kaumātua John Ward-Holmes has been awarded a New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to Māori and Conservation. O f N g ā t i Ta m a a n d Te Ātiawa descent, John has contributed to both conservation and Ngāti Tama’s customary interests in Golden Bay. For th e secon d time, M a n aw h e n u a k i M o h u a nominated him for the award. Initially John didn’t accept the honour, but then found he had to endure many protests from within the whānau. This time, on behalf of the three iwi that make up Manawhenua ki Mohua – Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Rārua and Te Ātiawa – he has accepted. He attributes the work of the three iwi as being responsible for the award. “That’s why I feel whakama really; I’m part of the whānau,” he explains. “I t ’s a joint exercise to protect the rohe. It’s just that I happen to end up speaking most the time.” Margie Little, John’s sister, said she thinks it’s awesome for her brother to have received the honour. “He’s made an important contribution to kaitiaki work. He’s really humble about it... It’s nice to be recognised for all the work that iwi do that’s mostly unseen – and it’s all voluntary. In his involvement with the marae as the only male living here, he was being called on all the time, and it hasn’t been easy for him.” John was involved in the establishment and building of the Onetahua Marae at Pōhara in 1985, and has been a trustee since 1992. Superseding the late Tui Martin, he became committee chair in 2005, a role he still holds. For John, being involved with the development of a statutory management plan for the wāhi tapu site of Te Waikoropupū Springs was a major achievement. That culminated, in 2009, in cementing a stronger relationship between the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Manawhenua ki Mohua. John also contributed to the negotiation of the Treaty Settlement for Ngāti Tama ki Te Tau Ihu and was

John Ward-Holmes, awarded a New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori and Conservation. Photo: Ronnie Short.

instrumental in negotiating the return of the Te Tai Tapu wāhi tapu land. On behalf of Manawhenua ki Mohua, John liaised with DOC on many conservation matters, including whale strandings on Farewell Spit. With iwi support, he ensured the incorporation of tikanga in DOC’s work was undertaken. In 2011, John provided leadership for the establishment of the Mohua ki Te Tai Tapu Mataitai marine reserve at Paturau. That was set up to protect the paua fishery on Golden Bay’s west coast. He was also part of a team who instigated the waharoa that was built in the centre of Takaka for the RSA. It was created to recognise the 28th Māori Battalion and historical wars.

Five years ago, John retired from being an establishment trustee for the Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust. He then was called back to take up the role of kaumātua. John acknowledges the contributions of the people in the rohe. “We’re really proud of the support that we have received from the whole Golden Bay community.” He credits local iwi with being supportive and very much a part of the well-earned honour. “There’s a lot of people involved in this, not just me. I accept [the award] for everybody – for Manawhenua ki Mohua – that’s the guts of it. We’re doing this for them and for our tupuna who settled this area in those hard, hard times.”

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A brief and productive meeting between a group of Village Theatre society members and committee representatives was held at the cinema on Monday evening. The purpose of the forum was to brainstorm a way ahead for Tākaka’s troubled movie house. The challenges faced over the last six weeks have been relentless, with various committee members putting in many long and hard hours to keep shows running. As grateful theatre society member Neil Wilson put it: “It’s a wonder you’ve even been able to put one foot in front of the other.” When changes in the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions made the departure of key staff likely last year, a commitment was made by the theatre committee to find ways of retaining them. Unfortunately, this process proved time consuming and ultimately fruitless, leaving little time to fill the manager and the two projectionist roles. As with many businesses across the country, the traffic light system was imposed at the worst possible time, heading into summer and traditionally the theatre’s most profitable period. Following a series of emergency meetings, the committee formulated a strategy allowing the cinema to remain open on a limited basis, with Ainslie Wilson stepping up to temporarily fill the manager role and Fiona Mountford generously running screenings on Fridays and Saturdays and taking on vital additional duties. Further sessions were made possible with the rapid appointment of two new projectionists, but the haste of this transition at the peak of the cinema’s busy season soon resulted in the roles becoming vacant once again. When the building’s water cylinder burst, flooding the lobby, and the electronic ticketing system repeatedly failed, the besieged Village Theatre appeared to be facing one of the darkest times of its existence.



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Happily, the members present on Monday night not only pledged their support for the committee but made several practical suggestions for moving forward. Chris Bennett recommended formulating a clear vision for where the theatre needed to be six months ahead, rather than responding reactively, although it was conceded that up until now there had been little alternative. It was generally agreed that the manager and projectionist roles would require some redefinition, as the model which had worked previously was less suited to the current situation and had clearly placed a lot of stress on interim staff. A consensus was reached that screenings would continue on a limited basis while more time was taken to establish and recruit for new positions. The meeting ended with a veritable flood of offers from members willing to join the committee, which will result in a stronger and more vibrant governing body well suited to face the challenges of 2022. Interim manager Ainslie Wilson said she couldn’t be happier with the meeting’s outcome. “It was very encouraging to receive this support and I appreciate everyone’s willingness to attend and share their ideas. Having fresh eyes on the situation has really helped us to find a way forward, it was a much-needed morale boost for us all.” The Village Theatre is extremely grateful to the Golden Bay community for its patience and support during this trying time, but looks forward to offering exceptional entertainment and improved service in the year ahead. The committee will meet shor tly to decide upon implementation of some of the valuable suggestions received, consider generous offers of help from the many volunteers who have come forward, and develop theatre staff job descriptions prior to advertising the vacant roles.

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New Zealand is known to be a country that proudly questions things that may be acceptable elsewhere. Maybe we could lead the world in questioning the management of viruses, now and in the future. Let’s embrace a healthy debate on this issue, as many of us would rather have questions that cannot be answered, than answers that cannot be questioned. Victoria Davis In letters to the editor (GBW 30/07/21) Cynthia McConville stated that it was encouraging to read Chris Hill’s Council Matters column (GBW 23/07/21). In her letter, Cynthia wrote: “There was now an opportunity to start something new, regarding the Waimea Dam funding, under the government’s Three Waters reform. Central Government could take over the Waimea Dam, and in doing so, remove the debt from TDC’s books”. She finishes by stating, “Now that’s a plus for ratepayers“. The recent TDC Newsline informs us that the scrutiny on the procedure of the funding model gave the council a clean bill of health. The mayor says, “we learned a lot, and it will help future councils”. Sorry Cynthia and Cr Hill: Three Waters may well be either be cancelled, or repealed by the next government. The Waimea Dam project will go down as a very costly “learning“ – and the debt will remain on TDC’s books after all. Have we not noticed the “silence on the dam“? Reg Turner

Dam enquiry: where do I send the invoice?

In my letter published under the heading “Dam Enquiry or Whitewash” (GBW 18/6/21), I laid out in some detail the results of the council’s investigation into the dam fiasco. On the 16 December, Stuff published an article “No Red Flags”’, and Radio NZ published an article headlined “Waimea Dam Investigation Finds No Wrongdoing”. On the basis that I had already provided council with the report, effectively negating any need for their “independent consultant” to do any investigating at all (does anybody think that $30,000 a month for six months is money well spent?), I expect that they will be sending me payment without delay. Some of this money will go towards resurfacing the sidewalks in the village, and removing the benches, chairs and tables that obstruct the section outside the drugstore. Gary Thorpe

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Over the past week I have been reading about the DJ, Air NZ staff, 16 Bronco rugby league players, and many more others, as well as talking to my friend in Atlanta, USA. All of them are double-vaxxed and have Covid. But the real icing on the cake was reading about Sydney-based TVNZ correspondent Andrew MacFarlane who is triple-vaxxed and has caught Covid. He is quoted as saying that everyone he knows “is resigned to the fact that they will get Covid”. At the time of writing, the Ministry of Health website shows 13 out of 17 close contact locations are using a vaccine passport system. It seems that if you’re vaccinated then you have a free pass in the front door to spread Covid, while the unvaxxed are barred from restaurants and bars, national park huts, movies, hairdressers, libraries, certain retail stores, festivals, and more,

being deemed a “risk” to others even though the others are vaccinated. They are now also embarrassed into ringing a bell, using a back entrance, or in the case of our local community health facility being told to call in first to see if they are sick enough to have a face-to-face consultation. If this is not blatant discrimination and segregation, then what is? Anyone who believes that using a vaccine pass is necessary to access any location, might want to check your moral compass, as I do believe it is off a few degrees. Mike Rimu

Nitrate levels a concern for springs

According to the graph on the website of the fabulous Friends of Golden Bay, nitrate-N levels at the main Te Waikoropupū Spring have recently exceeded 0.5mg/l, and are now approaching the record levels measured in the summer of 2019-20. This puts our springs in grave danger. The sensitive aquifer organisms that make the spring water amongst the very clearest in the world are known to be vulnerable to nitrates and could die at any time if levels get too high, resulting in the ruin of this priceless, internationally renowned jewel. Regrettably, some dairy farmers south of Hamama did not take the action necessary to prevent this happening. They continued to leach excess nitrates into the aquifer, and furthermore are still attempting to increase their irrigation rights in order to intensify their dairy operations further. Good farmers care about our environment, as was famously demonstrated by those of the Aorere Valley when mussel farmers complained about their pollution, so why don’t these upper Tākaka Valley farmers follow their good example and work together to solve the problem? They already have access to information about how to farm ecologically and profitably. Nearby farmers Wayne and Tyler Langford, and Mark and Laura Manson, demonstrate how it can be done, and other helpful examples and studies exist. Let’s hope that the New Year’s resolution of these farmers is to clean up their act, and overcome their unnecessary desire for increased irrigation. Steve Penny, Head of Save Te Waikoropupū

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Hari tau hou whānau Great to see so many people enjoying our slice of paradise. Our campsites have been full and 3000 people seem to have enjoyed Twisted Frequency festival. New Year’s Eve saw four staff deployed throughout the night. Everyone seemed to have a good night and there were no incidents of significance. In the last three days of running breath alcohol checkpoints and testing in excess of 1000 drivers, I am delighted to report only one person tested over the limit and was fined $200 and gained 50 demerit points. • 31 December: Security at Twisted Frequency reported a group of local males repeatedly trespassing at their event in Cobb Valley. Enquiries continuing. • 31 December: A 66-year-old Nelson man was warned for careless driving after crashing off the road at Lindsays Bridge. His seatbelt saved him from serious injury/possibly death. • 31 December: A 19-year-old local male had his vehicle impounded for 28 days and was served a notice requiring him to identify to Police who was the driver on 19 December at 3.25am when that vehicle did burnouts on Commercial Street in front of the Police Station. Please call Police on 111 if you witness drivers doing burnouts. We will give them the attention they are seeking. • 1 January: Three 20-year-old males received warnings for assault following an altercation in a motor vehicle whilst being driven home by a sober driver. • 2 January: A 28-year-old local male was arrested for disorderly behaviour and intoxication at Pakawau

campground. He was released with a warning into his parents care. • 3 January: A local male reported losing his trailer tail gate – please hand into Police if located. • 3 January: Locals and holidaymakers came to the rescue of a 12-year-old stranded by the incoming tide on a bluff at Puponga. • 3 January: A watch has been found near a local swimming hole. • 4 January: A 65-year-old local male was issued a formal warning for breach of protection order after making contact with the protected party. • 4 January: A 51-year-old female from the North Island was arrested and held in custody in relation to a fraud matter. • 5 January: A six-year-old was reunited with her mother after walking off from an address near Collingwood. • 5 January: Police have had a couple of calls of a male acting dodgy near swimming holes on the Paines Ford cycle track. If you have concerns please obtain a good description or even a photograph and report it to Police immediately on 111 if it’s happening right now or 105 if there is a delay. • 5 January: Police and Emergency Services attended a single motor vehicle crash on Birds Hill. A 37-year-old local male was warned for careless driving. • 6 January: Two Nelson teenagers were warned for shoplifting and trespassed from Wildflower after being caught by an off-duty police officer. • 8 January: A Wellington male reported being the victim of online fraud. • 9 January: A 19-year-old local male has been referred to the Community Iwi Panel charged with being unlawfully in a building after getting so drunk he entered the wrong house, terrifying the occupant at five o’clock in the morning. • 11 January: A fishing rod and a necklace with a sea creature have been handed in as found property. • 11 January: Police were called after a group of protesters entered the TDC Service Centre and refused to leave. The matter was resolved without the need for arrests to be made however Police are investigating reports of spitting. Stay safe – be kind – keep up your Covid vigilance, it’s on our doorstep.


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Concerned adults and children gathered outside Tākaka Memorial Library on Tuesday to protest against new Covid restrictions. The group called for Tasman Distric t Council (TDC) to reverse its recentlyannounced vaccine mandate applied to all of the district’s libraries. From Wednesday, all visitors have required a My Vaccine Pass for entry to library facilities. Spokesperson Nicola Basham expressed the group’s frustration. “Up until now this public facility has been available to all the public.” And she criticised the decision-making process. “Apparently, this was not brought to council members for discussion or agreement.” She believes the restrictions are unjustified. “As the district is at traffic light Orange there is no requirement for this change. Indeed, full access has been in place throughout the busiest period in the Bay and, as we know, there have been no cases in Golden Bay for over 18 months, let alone the library, so why the added precautionary measures?” According to TDC’s media release, the change was made after staff “received feedback from many visitors to the library that they feel unsafe visiting a place where they may have extended contact with people who have chosen not to be vaccinated. It is for

Protesters gather outside the Tākaka library on Tuesday morning. Photo: Supplied.

this reason and to keep our staff and visitors safe that we are introducing the My Vaccine Pass for all our libraries…” TDC has provided assurances that library staff will be able to provide alternative services for unvaccinated members, but Nicola is not impressed. “These are public facilities for which we all pay our rates,” said Nicola. “Restricting access is a reduction in services.” She listed some of the services locals enjoy at the library. “Many families use the library facilities, using the WiFi, hiring meeting rooms, taking out books, DVDs, using the reference information and to talk with each other. The library is a community hub. Learning, researching, discussing and chatting are all social activities that build mental wellbeing.” Fortunately, many of the services can already be accessed via the library website, including eBooks, audiobooks, digital newspapers and magazines, movies, and documentaries. Staff can also offer assistance with using online collections, research, or

technical advice by phone, Zoom, or email, while the “Book a Book” click-and-collect service provides access to collections for all members of the community. But Nicola said the protestors want to be able to visit the library in person, not just online. “The group are asking the TDC to reinstate the previous ‘all welcome’ library policy and continue to provide this wonderful resource for the whole community.” Following the rally at the library, the protest moved onto TDC’s Service Centre in Commercial Street, but one individual arrived ahead of the group and behaved abusively towards the staff at the reception desk. As a result, the employees retreated to the safety of a secure room, prior to the group entering the building. Nicola criticised the “rogue male” culprit who she said had infiltrated the protest. “Our group was embarrassed by the unexpected altercation, and deeply regrets any offence caused, but it was not of our making.”

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From early evening market-goers gathered at the Twilight Market held at the Pōhara Hall last Friday night. Photo: Rosa Volz. ROSA VOLZ

Last Friday night, 7 January, the hum of music and a steady stream of foot traffic ambling towards Pōhara Hall signalled a night of shopping, relaxing and picnicking by the sea. Locals and visitors to the Bay enjoyed the 26 indoor and outdoor food, clothing and craft stalls and were treated to live music and busking acts. The event was organised by the Pōhara Hall management committee as the inaugural Pōhara Hall Twilight Market. The first of many events in the fundraising calendar for the Pōhara 10

Hall revival, it proved such a success that it is likely to be held again. It was such a perfect evening that many families opted to explore the markets, purchase dinner and then dine on the beach. Hall committee secretary and co-organiser Anita Hutchinson observed on the night: “It’s going really well. This hall absolutely works for this sort of event with fine weather and its indoor-outdoor flow. It’s a fabulous turnout, with a really chilled and safety-conscious atmosphere.” THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 14 JANUARY 2022

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Despite innumerable pandemic-related setbacks, the international film industry appears to be returning to normal, with lots of new releases due this year. As ever, the Village Theatre will make as many features available to Golden Bay audiences as possible, circumstances allowing. Next week, Steven Spielberg’s reinterpretation of the musical West Side Story hits our cinema screen, having been recently showered with Golden Globe awards and heretically held by some to be superior to the 1961 film. Also coming is King Richard, featuring Will Smith’s award winning performance as Richard Williams, the father and coach of tennis superstars Venus and Serena. We will be transported to pre-Revolution France for the fascinating story of the very first restaurant in Delicious and ever-quirky Paul Thomas Anderson’s coming-of-age film Liquorice Pizza will bring the “good feels” towards the end of the holidays. Looking further ahead, here is a selection of upcoming releases which will hopefully make it to our screen in 2022. Drama The Worst Person in the World is a highly recommended Norwegian perspective on the challenges facing a young woman throughout her twenties and thirties. A young female perspective is also examined in an adaptation of best seller Where the Crawdads Sing, set in the 1950s North Carolina marshlands. Considerably more testosteronal will be The Northman, a Hamlet-inspired Viking epic starring Alexander Skarsgård and Nicole Kidman. Towards the end of the year, She Said tells the story of the two journalists whose brave reporting lead to the downfall of convicted Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Also set in Hollywood, but this time at its inception, Babylon features Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie as silent star Clara Bow, following the struggle to adapt as the movie industry transitions to “talkies”. Sequels These continuations are generally part of what is termed film franchise properties, including the modern phenomenon of the superhero film. So after a somewhat fallow 2021, this year we can look forward to sequels for Doctor Strange, Aquaman, Black Panther and (animated) Spider-Man. The Thor sequel Love and Thunder is again directed by Taika Waititi, so expect Chris Hemsworth to be flexing his comedy muscles once more. We also have further outings for John Wick, Mission Impossible and a possible dinosaur extinction event in the form of third and final Jurassic World film: Dominion. Amidst all the spandex super antics and ultra violence we also have more genteel sequels in the form of Downton Abbey: A New Era in March and Knives Out 2 later in the year. In the (very) belated sequel category, we also have Top Gun: Maverick, Legally Blonde 3 and Avatar 2. Biopics None other than flamboyant Australian director Baz Luhrmann brings us the story of Presley’s life in Elvis (June), also featuring Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker. And then you might “wanna dance with somebody” when the story of Whitney Houston’s too-short life (also named after that song) arrives in December. Romantic Comedy The romcom returns with probably the most expected Hollywood stars in lead roles. Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson team up for Marry Me in the next couple of months then George Clooney and Julia Roberts reunite in a major “charm offensive” for Ticket to Paradise in October. Animated Family offerings this year include Dreamwork’s stylish take on The Bad Guys animal outlaws book series, and the return of Sonic the Hedgehog (2), both in April. Superman and Batman’s hounds join forces to rescue their masters in DC League of Super Pets in May, and the following month Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear returns from “infinity and beyond” in his own futuristic adventure: Lightyear. The Village Theatre appreciates Golden Bay’s continued support, but please note that screenings of titles mentioned above cannot be guaranteed at present. 11

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Robina’s intrepid personal journey Robina McCurdy came to Golden Bay 37 years ago, along with a small group of pioneer-spirited people. Together, they founded Tui Community in Wainui Bay. In recent years, Robina has been teaching Permaculture D esign and Communit y Resilience on the Golden Bay Sustainable Living Course. Last June, Robina set off on another adventure. Here she describes her very personal journey. ROBINA McCURDY

In the middle of a global pandemic, for the sake of love, I flew to the other side of the world to meet my potential life-partner Charley Bradley at his home on Pico Island in the Azores. After chatting online for over a year, we had discovered we had so much in common – meaningful communication, simple homestead living, environmental ac tivism, Charley and Robina cliffside in Cornwall, UK. Photo: Supplied. self-responsible wellbeing, creative pursuits and a quirky sense of humour. Terrified of leaving my safe haven of Aotearoa, I invited friends around Golden Bay to a farewell ceremony, to give me their support, positivity and blessings. This send-off gave me the courage to make the intrepid journey. I arrived into a subtropical summer, with bananas and papayas growing abundantly, and Portuguese language and laughter surrounding me. The land has minimal soil and no rivers, but New Zealand’s native plants thrive here, especially taupata, tarata, te kouka and pohutukawa. Within their rock-walled gardens everyone seems to A mountain looms over Pico Island, Azores. Photo: Supplied. grow grapes, used to produce I so look forward to returning and proudly the island’s famous Pico wine. an historical stone manor house in the picturesque Lake District. showing Charley all the places and people so Located in the middle of special to me in Golden Bay. I want to immerse We had arrived in the UK at a challenging the Atlantic Ocean, The Azores provide a safe haven for blue- time for our required 10 days of self-quarantine, him in my favourite wild nature places – the water sailors, and that’s how with petrol pumps and supermarket shelves raw magic of Anatori, the tranquil Wainui Inlet Charley actually discovered empty. We flew out just before European and the exhilarating Paines Ford swimming hole. I want him to experience the laid-back these magical islands. They countries closed their borders to the UK. quality of Pico Island in Tākaka, where people Now back in the Azores, we keenly captured his heart sufficiently anticipate our flight to NZ on 24 February, give the time of day to chat with each other on to exchange life on his sailboat the street, and the friendly customer service thankfully having secured a quarantine place for a life on land. He purchased two stone ruins for a song and on our fifth attempt in that super-stressful at every Tākaka shop. I want to dine with him in my favourite cafés – the Wholemeal, transformed them – one into “lottery” system. Dangerous, Totos, Mussel Inn – and picnic on However, there is still a lot of water to cross an enchanting Airbnb and the until we set foot on the shores of Aotearoa and The Village Green. other into a studio and home. I’m aware that life at home will be somewhat finally have a drink at the Mussel Inn! We are After three months of life different now due to Covid precautions – currently busy compiling the massive amount in the Azores, EU regulations dictated that I needed to of documentation for Immigration NZ to allow yet I pray that the quality of Golden Bay’s depart, so we travelled to Charley to be considered for a Special Purpose caring community still pervades through the UK, where we enjoyed Entry Visa based on Partnership. To help make all the challenges, which our whole world is the magnificent deciduous the case, we have had fun asking passers-by grappling with. I hope we make it back across autumn colours, and spent the to photograph us in all manner of moods and the oceans to be with you all there, and share in this together. depths of winter caretaking places!



Donald of Puponga: retired, recovered and restored ANITA PETERS

Amongst the colourful characters from Golden Bay’s industrial past is Donald, the little Scottish steam engine, which served the Puponga coal mine for 30 years before old age set in. Donald became a train with two lives. Newly minted, Donald first endured the long sea voyage from Glasgow. Several good quality coal seams had been discovered in Puponga, and the newly formed Puponga Coal and Gold Mining Company proposed the construction of a steel tramline along a “highlevel” 300 metre-long wharf on a raised embankment to access the coal boats. This would enable a train to cross the extensive mudflats far out to the high tide mark. The company purchased a scow to bring in the heavy plant and machinery and ship out the coal. The steel rails and rolling stock arrived in August 1901, and the six-ton locomotive two months later. Modeled on those made for the Glasgow Gas Works, the locomotive was small, with only four wheels, each ten inches in diameter, and two cylinders. The Puponga workers named the little engine Donald. The task at hand was for Donald to haul several one-ton side-tipping wagons 11 kilometres between the mine and the wharf to the scow waiting in the channel. For the next 30 years, Donald dragged coal wagons along the wharf with loads up to 20 tons. This took its toll, and there were several trips by sea to the Nelson Anchor Foundry for repairs. When a new locomotive arrived in 1930, Donald was unceremoniously shoved out to the back of the shed to rust over the next 30 years in a pile of subsiding slag. In the late 1980s, the sad wreck was rediscovered lying on its side, submerged in the slag heap, by friends and enthusiasts Chubb Woods and Paul Sangster. With a small team, they shovelled the engine clear of debris, and it was later delivered free of charge by Sollys to the Rockville Museum, where it went on display. Golden Bay, however, lacked the expertise and commitment to cope with a restoration job. The Blenheim Riverside Railway Society (BRRS) expressed an interest in taking it on. Eventually, in 1990, a loan agreement from the Collingwood Museum, allowing restoration and operating rights, was signed with the BRRS. The Renwick Lions Club transported Donald to Brayshaw Park, the BRRS home base, and donated funds to begin the project. BRRS has around 55 members, many of whom are retired railway engineers. The restoration “Steam Team”, led by Gary Coburn, John Stitchbury and Arthur Beauman, figured this would be at least a 30-year project. Donald’s restoration seemed a mammoth task, with rust the major factor affecting most of what was still intact – the cab, boiler, side frames and cylinder – with an estimated thousands of hours of voluntary work required. From 1991, work began in earnest. The first step was to preserve the skeleton. The Steam Team and at least six full-time Saturday volunteers got to work sandblasting, priming and painting the many components. A boiler was obtained and retubed, and some of the missing parts were manufactured from scratch, including all the brass fittings and the 64 steel boiler tubes. A replacement engine was converted to diesel, rather than coal, for greater cleanliness and safety. Adaptations from other engines were made using historic photos, since Donald’s original engine was virtually unrecognisable. The cab was completely redesigned using plywood patterns to be later fabricated in steel. Timber features were recreated by the Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers. Donald’s new boilers came from one of the work locomotives. Work continued in bursts and bounds, but from 2015 there was a concerted effort to complete the project by 2019, thanks to financial support from a variety of organisations and individuals. The recommissioning event was held in March that year. Donald is now one of five steam engines in the care of BRRS. They proudly claim Donald to be the only operational twofoot gauge steam train locomotive in New Zealand from the last century. While no longer on our patch, Donald took part in the flurry of industry that boosted not only a small seaside community, but also fuelled many other early industries and provided many jobs. The story of this little train lives on as it chugs around the Blenheim Riverside Railway Society’s track, showing off a bit of unique Golden Bay history.

When Donald was sent to the Anchor foundry in Nelson for heavy repairs he was shipped from the Puponga wharf. The scow’s derrick begins the precarious operation of lifting the locomotive on board. Photo: Supplied.

Donald was rediscovered in the 1980s, submerged in a slag heap, by friends and enthusiasts Chubb Woods, front left, and Paul Sangster. It was retrieved and then moved to the Rockville Museum, where it went on display. Photos: Paul Sangster.

Donald restored to former glory at Blenheim’s Riverside Railway. Photo: Supplied.

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After five years, Maureen Urwin is moving into another vital function within your community. In her respected position in our Golden Bay community, she has introduced and trained many programmemakers, established valuable long-term connections and flown the flag for Fresh FM on numerous occasions. Although she will no longer be on staff, Maureen’s association with Fresh FM will continue in the role of broadcaster. Please join me in wishing her success in her new venture continuing strong community connections. It’s with pleasure we announce the appointment of Chrissie Small to the team. Chrissie had a long tenure with Mainland TV in both production and journalism. She brings a great skill set with a lot of experience and, like her predecessor, has been involved in the local community for many years. We welcome Chrissie as a valued member of our team and the benefit she will bring to Golden Bay. AGM NOTICES GB Netball Club AGM, Rec Park Community Room, Monday 14 February, 7pm. All welcome.

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SURVEYING: topographical survey, construction and building set out, boundary location. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. TĀKAKA Garden Services, for all your lawn and garden needs. Ph 027 525 8006 or 525 8806. TĀKAKA Self Storage, Commercial Street. Units and containers. Secure yard with cameras. Ph 525 6181. TILER. Wayne Robinson Tiling. Tiling new bathrooms, kitchens, etc. Ph 027 576 1620. WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726.

WINDOW cleaning,, ph 027 690 0769. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 14 JANUARY 2022

FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko NATIVE trees and grasses at TLC Nursery. Big grade trees still available, or make an order for 2022. Ph 525 6183. FIREWOOD. Delivering now. Douglas fir, beech, gum and Lawson cypress. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348. GOLDEN Bay Glass. In Collingwood every Thursday. Ph 525 7274.

CURTAINS and sheers made to measure for a stunning floorto-ceiling finish. Ph Imagine designs for a free measure and quote, 027 440 0071. Your local curtain and blind specialists. Visit 96b Commercial St, Takaka next to GB Glass to view our vast range of sheers, curtain fabrics, and Luxaflex blinds. HEIFER grazing available, up to 40 head. Ph Saramah 021 114 0358.


1863 Takaka-Collingwood Highway, Milnthorpe

PRICE: Enquiry Over $1,695,000 plus GST (if any) | VIEW: The end of an era; time for new custodians to take up the mantle of this extraordinary property. For 40+ years this arts destination has been on the tourist trail; a high-profile location, elevated and overlooking the verdant gardens and Parapara Inlet. Comprising 21 ha of lush regenerating forest, a substantial and attractive gallery complex, separate studio, reliable water supplies, and 18ha of QEII covenant preserved

in perpetuity. Convert the buildings to live in, or build on the slopes above, and continue your own enterprise utilizing the excellent customer access. Land and buildings only for sale, offers from both GST-registered and non-registered buyers are welcome. (NB: GST and rates are not payable on the QEII land). Viewings are strictly by private appointment.

KYLIE JONES +64 21 152 8195 Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated. Browns Real Estate Limited (licensed under the REAA 2008) MREINZ.


CONTAINER base, 24-foot, called a “Flat Man”. Very heavy and in good condition. Bought for river crossing but project canned. Suitable stock and quads. Come and have a look. Ph Graeme 525 9349. WEANER piglets, Saddleback x Tamworth. Two boys left, $115 ono. 10 weeks old. FIREWOOD, old man pine, seasoned, no deliveries. $75/metre. Ph 021 101 2869.


30 Beach Road, Collingwood

PRICE: Offers Over $995,000 | VIEW: OPEN HOMES: Saturday 15 January 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. and Sunday 16 January 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. Character and comfort converge in this delightful beachfront property: a charming old-world lady with renovations for a modern-day life. Inside you’ll find polished timber floors throughout the open plan living spaces, a front room is currently used as a treatment room but would make a brilliant office, library or a fifth bedroom. Bi-fold doors flow to a private

backyard deck, perfect for entertaining. The farmhouse style kitchen is a treat with the morning sun streaming in and a view across to the bay. A spacious and sunny studio with a full bathroom and independent access behind the house, is currently used for yoga classes but would make a superb B+B option or space for extended family.

KYLIE JONES +64 21 152 8195 Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated. Browns Real Estate Limited (licensed under the REAA 2008) MREINZ.


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HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora ANEL BAKER Physiotherapy at 22 Meihana Street, Tākaka. Ph/txt for an appointment 021 053 4337. AROHA Health Spa. Massage: deep tissue, relaxation and clinical; structural bodywork, myofascial release, infrared sauna, spa bath, facials, holistic health and more. Open from 9.30am onwards. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pōhara. Ph 525 8870. Dr Bruce Dooley, MD. Private GP consulting. 10-minute Covid Rapid Antigen test - now booking. Appointments ph 525 7125 or enquire: 14 Junction Street (side door) HEARING. The next Nelson Hearing Association Hearing Aid Clinic will take place on Thursday 20 January from 1pm at GBCH. We can clean and dry your aids, provide spare parts, check for ear wax and give advice. Home visits are also possible. Consultations are $10, but are free to members. Phone for appointment with M, 525 7465.

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➢ Reg. Nurse(s) - hours negotiable ➢ Reg. Health Professional(s) - casual ➢ Coaches / Support Workers - PPT & casual Please check out our webpage for all available vacancies, detailed job descriptions and our TWM application forms. If you are an enthusiastic and positive person, then one of these roles could be YOURS! Consent for Police Vetting & the Covid19 Vaccination are required.

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Golden Bay Community Health Vacancy Receptionist / Administrator We are looking for a suitably qualified candidate to join our busy team in a permanent 10 hours per week, plus leave cover, position: If you have two to three years’ experience in an administrative support role and demonstrated competence in using Microsoft Office and/or Indici or other PMS, we would welcome your application. For a job description and application form go to or please contact for further information If this sounds like you, please send your CV and application to or NBPH, PO Box 1776 Nelson 7040. Position closes Friday 21 January 2022 .

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Accounts Administrator The Rural Service Centre is a farmer-owned cooperative consisting of a Country Store and Veterinary Clinic based in Takaka, Golden Bay. Our primary focus is providing our members and customers with a comprehensive range of products and services. We are an independent local business that has a strong focus on supporting the Golden Bay community. We are seeking an experienced administrator for this permanent parttime position, 20-32 hours per week. The role is predominantly focused on processing accounts payable and receivable. We are looking for someone that is well organised and has good attention to detail. Good communication skills will be a must for this role. Applicants must have NZ residency or hold a valid NZ work visa. To apply for this position please email your CV with a covering letter to Vanessa Harwood at the Rural Service Centre Applications close Tuesday 25th January 2022.



1180 Abel Tasman Drive, Tata | Tender: Closes 2pm, 27th Jan

3 Sunbelt Crescent, Takaka | Deadline unless sold prior: Closes 2pm, 3rd Feb

Open Home: Saturday 15th January 11.00pm - 11.30pm

Open Home: Sunday 16th January 1.00pm - 1.30pm

LITTLE BLUE HAVEN IN LIGAR BAY - Located in Ligar Bay, on the way to the Western end of Abel Tasman National Park, approx. 15 mins drive from Takaka, and between Pohara and Tata Beaches, this property has a front row seat for stunning sunsets across the bay. Rest assured; the views cannot be built out. Sited to make the most of the elevation, and at the heart of the land, the fabulous Fraemhos home is only two years old and will enchant you with its limewashed walls and locally crafted bespoke kitchen, not to mention the views!

EXCEPTIONAL FOUR BEDROOM FAMILY HOME - There's ample space and solitude here thanks to the impressive layout comprising of four double bedrooms including a master suite with wardrobes, plus an office that gives you the option to work from home. A well-appointed kitchen includes modern appliances, plenty of storage, and bench space. The well-landscaped grounds and vege patch allow you scope to grow your own food and add your own flair, or just sit back and enjoy the fruits of the owner's labour. Call Sam on 027 301 4209

27 Frazer Road, Rangihaeata | Tender: Closes 2pm, 10th Feb

857 Dry Road, Westhaven | Set date of sale: Closes 2pm, 9th Feb

Open Home: Saturday 15th January 1.30pm - 2.00pm

Open Home: Contact Billy for viewing times

BEAUTIFUL 2.4ha LIFESTYLE BLOCK - Conveniently close to town and privately situated down the gated driveway this three three bedroom home has a study and modern kitchen and is enveloped in beautiful gardens. It is a must see property for all nature lovers and anyone wanting to leave near the beach. Call Billy 0276085606

HEAVEN ON EARTH AT WESTHAVEN - Welcome to your perfect remote retreat. 22 hectares (54 acres) bush block hidden away in the Westhaven wilderness, amid acres and acres of NZ Native Forest, a cacophony of birdsong, and an amazing spot from which to observe the ebb and flow of the tide sitting at the mouth of the Wairoa River.

Level 1, 11 Buxton Lane, Takaka | 03 525 7219 | 027 608 5606 | | Billy Kerrisk Licensed Agent REAA 2008 PROPERTY AVAILABLE / Rawa watea GOLDEN Bay paradise. Land for deadline sale, 31 January. One of the last undeveloped bush blocks in Kotinga. 15.7ha (38.8 acres) of hillside seven minutes’ from town. Situated above the Anatoki River with views of Golden Bay out to the sea. For more information see Trade Me Property ID# HMU280 or phone 021 259 3293.

SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea GOLDEN BAY DENTAL Our busy dental practice is looking for a full-time dental receptionist/dental assistant (24-32 hours a week) due to the pending retirement of one of our staff members. We operate from 8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Option available approximately from 1pm to 5pm. We are looking for a diligent and reliable team player, who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. Full training will be provided for the right candidate. Candidates must be double vaccinated. Please email CV to or drop your CV at 120 Commercial street Takaka. Please phone 525 8340 for further information.

Would you like to live and work in one of New Zealand’s most desirable destinations? Would you like to live and work in one of New Zealand’s most desirable At the same time, you can gaindestinations? valuable qualifications whilst working in a supportive and dedicated team qualifications of health professionals? At the same time, you can gain valuable whilst working in a


We are currently looking for enthusiastic Health Care Assistants to join our dedicated team who are committed to providing the very best in health care to the We are currently looking for enthusiastic Health Care Assistants to join our Golden Bay community. dedicated team who are committed to providing the very best in health care to the Golden Bay community. Our Health Care Assistants are supported through career progression, including apprenticeships in conjunction with Career Force, which is an accredited NZQA Our Health Care Assistants are supported through career progression, including Qualification. apprenticeships in conjunction with Career Force, which is an accredited NZQA Qualification. About Us Golden Bay Community Health is an Integrated Health Facility that includes a wide About Us range of primary, secondary and community care including 24 hospital and rest Golden Bay Community Health is an Integrated Health Facility that includes a wide home beds and acute/flexi-beds. range of primary, secondary and community care including 24 hospital and rest home beds and acute/flexi-beds. About You • You Experience in General/Aged Care is desirable About •• Friendly, helpful and compassionate Experience in General/Aged Care is desirable

Bagging Plant Operator – Golden Bay Dolomite

Sollys requires the services of a fit, motivated person to assist in The Golden Bay Dolomite Team in the Bagging Plant operation. General Processing Plant experience would be advantageous. Duties will include monitoring the processing plant operations in the bagging room, cleaning and tidying the bagging room. You will need to be able to lift and handle a 25kg bag, to place them on pallets. This position is with Sollys Contractors, a large, long-standing family run Enterprise. Golden Bay Dolomite is a quality product that is delivered all over New Zealand and the world. The Depot is located on a beautiful site near Collingwood in the picturesque Golden Bay area. Applications can be submitted to The position offered is permanent and full-time.

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Health Care Assistants

The position is Fridays and Saturdays, and with the ability to cover holidays and, on short notice, sick days.

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supportive and dedicated team of health professionals?

• Friendly, helpful and compassionate Please note to apply for this position you must: 1. Be eligible work NZ Please note to applytofor thisinposition you must: 2. a satisfactory police check 1. Receive Be eligible to work in NZ 3. full vaccinated for Covid-19 as per the Health Order 2. Be Receive a satisfactory police check

3. Be full vaccinated for Covid-19 as per the Health Order If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for, we would love to hear youlike today. hesitate - apply now atfor, If thisfrom sounds the Don’t opportunity you have online been waiting we would love to hear from you today. Don’t hesitate - apply online now at Please note we do not hold any CVs so prior unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to reapply. Please note we do not hold any CVs so prior unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to reapply. th January ApplicationsClose: Close: Sunday Sunday 1623rd Applications January Applications Close: Sunday 16th January For more information please contact Victoria Hingaia, Nurse Manager For more information please contact Victoria Hingaia, Nurse Manager

Please hand CV into Kim Moir at Take Note or email Applications close 28 January.


Takaka Branch Dispatcher / Depot Manager

Sollys requires the services of a Dispatcher who is enthusiastic, professional, solution focused and passionate about the Trucking Industry. This is an exciting position creating an opportunity for a self-motivated person who has experience in a diverse freighting operation. We are looking for excellent communication skills, organisational and planning skills, and clear solution focused thinking in an ever-changing daily environment, good written and computer skills and strong management and directive strengths. The purpose of this position is to provide efficient allocation and management of Takaka based fleet. This includes Operational interaction with, but not limited to, Contracting, Freight, Livestock, Local Trucks, and the Golden Bay Dolomite Teams. Communication with all Managers in other Operative Area is paramount. Manage stock control, dispatch blending and replenishment of fertiliser stocks, both our own and Ravensdown’s. You will be a team player, have a clean driving record, a good standard of health, and dedicated to ensuring the Team meet the highest safety standards. This is a full-time position offering a competitive salary. The Full Job Description is available at our website | Contact Us | Employment or email Submit applications to: The HR Team |






LEARNING / Akonga / Huarahi ako/mahi

MATURE single male looking for permanent accommodation. Have references. Ph 020 4120 0710. LIFESTYLE /bush block with dwelling. Cash buyer. Ph 022 108 8606.

Our School Holiday Block Lessons start again on Monday the 17th and the 24th and run for 5 days.

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

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē ANATOKI SALMON fishing and café. Catch your own lunch or order from the menu. Open every day from 9am-5pm. www.

Term 1 Lessons Start on the 1st of Feb and run until the 16th of April and will include toddlers lessons.

COLLINGWOOD TAVERN. 11am-7pm, Sunday-Thursday; 11am-late, Friday and Saturday. Live music - check out our Facebook page for details.

To book or for more information email

CURRY LEAF. Open 7 days, 12-8pm. Chef-made food, takeaway prices. Order online or ph 525 8481.

DANGEROUS KITCHEN, open for takeaways, 9am-8pm, Tuesday-Saturday. Come and see us. Order online or phone us 525 8686. DE-LISH DELICATESSEN. Sumptuous, delicious food. Lunches, catering, coffee, chocolate, cheeses and epicure items. Weekdays from 6.30am. Ph 525 7111. OLD SCHOOL CAFÉ, Pakawau. Open 7 days, 11am till late. Ph 524 8457. O’SHA, open Tuesday-Sunday, lunch 11.30am-2.30pm and dinner 5-8.30pm. Ph 525 6117. THE MUSSEL INN. Open daily from 2pm then from 17 January open from 11am. WHOLEMEAL CAFÉ, open 7 days for dine-in meals and takeaways, 7.30am-3pm.

LOST AND FOUND / Ngaronga/Kitenga FOUND. Small green patterned change purse, outside Trash Palace, 28 December. Pop in to Trash Palace or email admin@

Weekly Painting Classes in Collingwood Professional artist/tutors Elaine Robinson and Catherine Kent. Term 1, 10 weeks starts 9th Feb. Small group. Beginners to Intermediate. Email: or 021 461 148 to book 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. Due to Covid-19 restrictions numbers are limited to 50 attendees. Masks and sign in please.



ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for morning worship at 10am. Viesturs Altments.

Kahurangi Christian Church 10:30am Sunday 16 January Vax-cert gathering 546 Hamama Road

SATURDAY 15 JANUARY VILLAGE MARKET, 9am-1.30pm in the libary car park. See advert next page for more details.

AT THE REC PARK CENTRE: Casual badminton, 9am–11am, open to anyone, $2.50pp. Basketball, $5pp, 11.30am–1.30pm for 5-12 years and 1.30pm–3.30pm for 12-18 years.

TUESDAY 18 JANUARY BADMINTON, REC PARK CENTRE, 7-9pm. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007. SOCIAL PICKLEBALL, Rec Park Centre, 1pm–3pm, open to anyone, $2.50pp. 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:


Contact Joyce Wyllie 03 524 8364

Non-vax-cert gathering Onekaka Hall

INDOOR FOOTBALL, Rec Park Centre, $5pp. 11.30am–1.30pm for 5-12 years and 1.30pm–3.30pm for 12-18 years.

Contact Rowan Miller 021 106 8461


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

Bookings are recommended

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FOUND. Key, on beaded attachment, looks like it’s for a locker? Not a car or house key. In car park at GB Workcentre. Email or txt 027 525 8679.

Sunday Service at 10am Pastor: Rodney Watson 0275114266 93 Commercial St, Takaka Ph: 5259 265

God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to Him for protection. Psalm 18:30



THURSDAY 20 JANUARY RACKET SPORTS, Rec Park Centre, $5pp. 11.30am–1.30pm for 5-12 years and 1.30pm–3.30pm for 12-18 years. DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 9-11am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007.


Make someone’s summer holiday - book a trek today! Ph (03) 5248031 18 THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 14 JANUARY 2022

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OPEN HOME HOME Sunday Sunday 1.00 3.00 -- 1.30pm 3.30pm OPEN

OPEN HOME Sunday 11.30am - 12pm


Deadline Sale: 12pm 09/02/2022 (NSP)

This kiwi entertainer has all you need plus more! 4 bdrms, 2 bathrooms & a serious amount of storage space. Picture perfect in its private reserve setting & awaiting a new family to enjoy all the hard work of our current owner. Not one, but two garages and it’s in town! This will command lots of interest! Ref: GB3871 Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or Jana McConnon 021 245 2197


Deadline Sale: 12pm 02/02/22 (NSP)

This stunning property is located in the ever so popular coastal settlement of Patons Rock. This stylish, private home has an open plan kitchen, dining & lounge with 2 bedrooms, office, laundry & bathroom. A superb entertainment area outside & a stunning coastal outlook. See you Sunday! Ref: GB3870 Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or Jana McConnon 021 245 2197



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Deadline Sale: 4pm 01/02/2022 (NSP)

This substantial 3 bdrm home & property is set on two titles, just a short walk to school & town, & has lots to offer! The property is beautifully presented, with the established trees providing plenty of privacy & the home has been well cared for & heated by a modern log burner. A dble garage & large carport provide plenty of storage. A great property with great potential: two titles - a unit for extended family or rental…..?? Call me. Ref: GB3873

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Deadline Sale: 4pm 31/01/2022 (NSP)

This large, well-known property comprises 1839m2 of residentially zoned land with a 2-storey dwelling. Up until recently, the downstairs has been operated as a successful café, with a 2bdrm flat upstairs. Some alterations for a large family/holiday home perhaps or with the large parking area & residential zoning, there might be the option to create another section? All that Pōhara has to offer is just a short stroll away. Ref: GB3872

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• 4 bedrooms/2 bathrooms • Fire with wetback, heatpump • 2 storey, rural outlook, 2000m2 • Just minutes from Collingwood Ref: GB3867 Offers Over $700,000 Jana McConnon 021 245 2197 or Paul McConnon 0275 042 872

OPEN HOME Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm

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$849,000+GST (if any)

Centrally located iconic accommodation ‘Annie’s Nirvana Backpackers’. Deceptively spacious – 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens. Licenced for 28 pax. Covered back veranda & cottage garden, plus fully self-contained separate owners’ accommodation. YHA approved; Lets Go & Lonely Planet guides. Just the opportunity you have been looking for….. Call me for private viewing for after 12noon. Ref: GBC3862

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840 or Sharon MCCONNON Sales Manager 0275 258 255


Paul MCCONNON Salesperson 0275 042 872

James MACKAY Principal/AREINZ B.Com 027 359 0892

Never under estimate the impact of a strong, close-knit, experienced team, with enormous market knowledge, when making the decision as to who will be part of your next property journey. In 2021 the Team successfully facilitated over 45 property sales (with a further dozen still conditional on title). Whatever 2022 holds in store for you, may you be surrounded by a strong team to help you achieve your goals. Belinda J BARNES Agent/AREINZ 021 236 2840

Jana MCCONNON Salesperson 021 245 2197

Cherie BYRNE Admin/ Reception 03 525 8800