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New dawn for high school

The whare wānanga representing a double-hulled waka, Tainui and Tokomaru seen clearly in daylight. Photo: Ronnie Short. RONNIE SHORT

Just minutes prior to 5am on Monday, a quiet, expectant huddle of people gathered at the newly established entranceway to Golden Bay High School (GBHS). Manawhenua ki Mohua (MKM) together with Te Waka Kura o Mohua (the new name for GBHS) hosted the dawn blessing ceremony. The occasion heralded the opening of a block of nine classrooms and a whare wānanga comprising a whare kai, library, and offices. Standing proudly at each side of the entrance are two impressive pou. The waharoa were designed by Robin Slow and built by Waitapu Engineering. The left pou represents the three iwi of MKM, and on the right the three ahi kā whānau: Ward-Holmes, Meihana, and Mitchell. Enveloped in darkness, people greeted one another with hugs and many a whispered “kia ora” until Barney Thomas (MKM) greeted all

and explained the ensuing protocol. Spinetingling sounds of pūtātara (conch shells) blown by Ali Reynish, Tane Ward-Holmes (manawhenua), and Maiana Mason (direct descendent of Meihana, who gifted the land), rang out. Led by the call of several kaikaranga from MKM, the entourage slowly moved towards the wide, welcoming steps of the whare wānanga. In the darkness, the outline of the whare wānanga – representing a double-hulled waka, Tainui and Tokomaru – was barely discernible. Upon entering the building, the chanting of the kaikarakia led the group in single file around the perimeter of every room. Coming together in the soon-to-be-library space, Barney first acknowledged the recent passing of Eric Lander. He endowed the belated John Ward-Holmes as “the glue who brought us all together” and gave thanks for the inclusivity of local whānau, hapu, and iwi.

And, “To you Linda, and the board, this has been the role model consultation process.” Principal Linda Tame expressed huge gratitude, “Firstly to Manawhenua ki Mohua – Ngāti Rarua, Te Atiawa, Ngāti Tama – thank you for partnering with us and guiding us in the cultural narrative and the design of, in particular, Tokomaru and Tainui. And I cannot thank Robin Slow enough... he has been absolutely integral to this whole learning programme.” Further acknowledgements went to Naylor Love managers, Andrew Pope and Cameron Orr, their team, the subcontractors and consultants led by five WSP architects. Others included Peter McNabb, Noble, and “Craig and the MOE team for always working with the vision of our learners at the centre”. She thanked Andy Williams and the school board, the community, students, and staff, for “a very,... Continued on page 2

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GB Community Board JO RICHARDS

November’s meeting of the Golden Bay Community Board was held at Tasman District Council Service Centre in Tākaka on Monday afternoon. The meeting began with councillor Chris Hill’s karakia in which she acknowledged the recent passing of Eric Lander. Board chair Abbie Langford was unable to attend, so fellow board member Grant Knowles stepped into the role for the afternoon. Grant welcomed Tasman District Council (TDC) CEO Janine Dowding and group manager of finance Mike Drummond to the meeting, along with acting resource consents manager Katrina Lee, who was deputising for Kim Drummond. After announcing that there were no contributions to Public Forum this month, Grant paid tribute to the outgoing CEO, who has been in the post for around five years, saying it had been “a huge journey for Janine and for council” and she had made TDC “a more inclusive place”. Presentations P l a n n i n g f o r A n i m a l We l fa r e i n Emergencies: Wayne Ricketts, national animal welfare co-ordinator for the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI), made a presentation about providing for animal welfare needs during emergency events. Wayne pointed out that around 60 per cent of Kiwis have an animal (pets and/ or livestock), and they invariably choose to stay with them during an emergency, which puts them and potential rescuers at risk. Hence, in addition to the many other reasons for ensuring the welfare of animals, one of the strongest is that “saving animals’ lives saves human lives”. Wayne explained that MPI, with the support of numerous agencies – including SPCA, Federated Farmers, and NZVA – and volunteers, aims to provide for the needs of animals when owners can’t. This includes supply of food, water, shelter, and veterinary services. The emergency response regime is organised into a hierarchy of national, regional, and local. MPI, Wayne explained, has prepared an Animal Welfare Emergency Management Plan for all regions across the country, but there was a need for local communities to develop their own plans, especially in vulnerable remote locations. “Golden Bay could be cut off and need to be self-sufficient. Ask yourself, how would we cope?” Wayne said he was “happy to engage with local communities” and come over... Continued on page 3

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Te Waka Kura o Mohua boasts two impressive pou, waharoa at the entranceway to the new whare wānanga. Photo: Ronnie Short.

Continued from page 1 ...very disruptive couple of years”, and everyone present as “the taxpayers who pay for it all”. Other speakers gave thanks and acknowledged their co-workers, the teamwork and dedication the project demanded. Andrew Pope described the construction as “nothing short of exceptional”. To MKM he said, “Be it small, our step is in the right direction and for a better tomorrow.” GBHS Board chair Susi Struck stated, “Together with a new name... the exciting bicultural collaboration has been a journey which will take the high school into the future.” Accolades in abundance went to Robin Slow for his artistic vision and creativity. In response, he expressed his joy at the realisation of “the dreams we had 30 years ago”. “Through these buildings the stories are held in here... we’ve got the double-sided waka, all the iwi represented. Each telling their own stories... there are little clues all around. To Bronwynn who spent hours… these things tell a story and hopefully everybody’s going to learn these stories.” Bronwynn Billens wove the tukutuku panel, which is part of the Te Whakapapa o Mohua mural gracing the wall in the administration area. She and Robin were the artists, funded by the Creatives in Schools initiative. “The whole mural was worked on by the school community,” stated Bronwynn. “I drove the tukutuku part.” Breakfast was served in the school library following the ceremony.

Barry Graham and his young children at the Armistice Day commemoration in Memorial Park, Tākaka. Photo: Jo Richards. CHARLOTTE RICHARDS IN COLLINGWOOD, JO RICHARDS IN TĀKAKA

Last Saturday morning, gatherings in Collingwood and Tākaka commemorated the end of the Great War and remembered the casualties of conflicts around the world. The timing of the commemorations have deep significance: At precisely 11am on 11 November 1918, following the signing of an armistice by German and Allied commanders, the guns fell silent across the Western Front thus ending four years of senseless and unremitting slaughter. Exactly 105 years later, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Armistice Day acts of remembrance in Golden Bay reflected on that appalling conflict and on many other wars past and present. In Collingwood, a modest gathering at the cenotaph heard Collingwood RSA President Paddy Gillooly deliver a short address before a minute’s silence was observed. Paddy explained that New Zealand had lost over 18,000 young men in World War I, suffering one of the highest casualties per capita in the commonwealth, and this was reflected by losses in the Collingwood community. Reading out all 54 names of Collingwood’s fallen, Paddy paused occasionally when surnames were repeated, indicating more than one member of a family had died. The Harveys, for example, had lost several male family members. The ceremony continued with the laying of the wreaths followed by The Lord’s Prayer, after which Rob McDonald played The Last Post while Paddy and Graeme Miller lowered the flags. Paddy then recited The Odebefore the flags were raised again. The simple ceremony appeared to affect a number of attendees with some commenting that they couldn’t help but shed a tear during The Last Post. In Tākaka, around 30 people assembled in Memorial Park, including some youngsters from Golden Kids Early Learning Centre. Standing in for Golden Bay RSA president Noel Baigent, Philip Woolf welcomed everyone before giving a short speech, in which he asked everyone to remember the sacrifices made by the Tākaka men named on the wall of remembrance. “We should never forget those who died and those who returned lives shattered forever, and also the families left behind.” As Willa Visker bugled The Last Post, the national flags were lowered to half-mast. Ex-serviceman Barry Graham then recited The Ode, followed by the traditional minute’s silence which

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President of Collingwood RSA Paddy Gillooly reads out the names of the 54 men commemorated at the Collingwood cenotaph. Photo: Charlotte Richards.

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GB Community Board - November Continued from page 1 ...for meetings to help formulate a local plan. In the meantime, he drew the board’s attention to an existing document prepared by Lis Pedersen, entitled Animal Welfare in an Emergency – Golden Bay, which he praised as being “a very good document”, and pointed out that useful “basic information” was available on the MPI website. Golden Bay Youth Council Update: Golden Bay Youth Council representative Molly O’Connor informed the board of a youth-orientated event happening on the Village Green on 16 December. With live music, a sausage sizzle, and competitions, it would be “a place to hang out after exams”, said Molly. Regional Climate Change Risk Assessment: Referring to last Tuesday’s workshop held in Tākaka, TDC’s senior climate change policy adviser, Barbara Lewando, thanked the board for “being so supportive” and said that there was a clear demand for her team to engage further with the community about climate change risk. REPORTS Board Report Items from October Public Forum: Grant explained that no further action was required regarding items raised at last month’s meeting. Rec Park Centre: Grant acknowledged Sara Chapman, who recently stepped down as the chair of the Golden Bay Rec Park Centre and noted that Tyler Langford has taken over the role. Water Conservation Order: The meeting agenda included an update on the situation regarding the Water Conservation Order (WCO) for Te Waikoropupū Springs and the Arthur Marble Aquifer, which was officially gazetted on 19 October. The update outlined the specific requirements of the WCO, as well as early thoughts on how TDC would implement the order through the Tasman Resource Management Plan; the development of an action plan for the springs and recharge area; and the monitoring regime for measuring nitrogen and phosphorous concentrations in the system. Grant raised a number of queries related to the monitoring scheme and it was agreed that any such questions should be submitted to TDC group manger environmental assurance Kim Drummond, who could respond at next month’s board meeting. Grant also requested that the board be generally kept informed of progress. Chris Hill stressed that council should work in conjunction with the WCO applicant Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu at “a high level”.

Janine concurred. “The importance of working with Ngāti Tama is at the forefront of the discussion. We’re looking at the right way to build foundations.” Port Tarakohe Capital Funding: With reference to Kanoa’s $6m concessional funding, Grant said he understood that the sheet-piling at the wharf was underway. Council’s confidential commercial review of Port Tarakohe was due to be considered by the Enterprise Committee at its meeting on 15 November with recommendations going to the full council meeting on the 22 November for inclusion in the draft 2024-34 Long Term Plan. Golden Bay Coachlines subsidised service: Grant noted the continuation of Golden Bay Coachlines’ subsidised bus service to Motueka, which is financially supported by TDC. “It’s nice to keep that going.” Chorus Mobile Exchange on Wheels: As part of resilience planning and emergency preparedness, Chorus has constructed two Mobile Exchanges On Wheels (MEOW) ready to be deployed if a significant event strikes one of their exchanges. A short video produced by Chorus was shown to the meeting, but the likelihood of the Christchurch-based unit being deployed in Golden Bay during times of a major emergency was considered slim by the board. Action Sheet: The assessment of the Pōhara-Tākaka shared path, and the initiative to bring FENZ presentations into local schools, both remain on the to-do list. Board member Robert Hewison informed the board that the two “hammock” chairs, currently residing at the junction of Meihana Street and Commercial Street, were not wanted at the Village Green and would need to be moved to a location with hard standing. Alternative options would be investigated. Discretionary Fund Application Sentient Clan Services had applied for funding of $388.44, “to assess and orientate two therapy dogs and agility equipment to begin canine-based therapy sessions on a one-to-one and small group basis as well as for Aged Care visits”. Following a round-table discussion, the board agreed to defer the application pending the receipt of further information from the applicant. Financial Summary Robert questioned the figures relating to the Discretionary Fund. Mike offered to follow up and resolve the discrepancy. The next meeting of the GBCB is at Collingwood Fire Station on Monday 11 December at 1pm.

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Many will recall back in 2015 Mayor Kempthorne telling us the Waimea Dam would only cost each of us the price of a cup of coffee. He also said if the dam went over $50 million, he could not support it. Let the following random sentences be noted from council records, as quoted by Richard Kempthorne (RK). 2017: The Waimea Dam to be built south of Richmond has been estimated to cost $82 million but a final pricing process suggested it will be over that. 2018: RK said he did not know what the figure was but analysis was now underway to find out what had caused the increase and what could be done about it 2018: RK said if the final price came significantly over the estimated cost, and no viable option could be found to meet the difference, then the dam was unlikely to go ahead. 2018: RK said the pricing came as a surprise. I have been basing all my thinking on the fact there is a 95 per cent chance it will be less than $82 million. So to have it come out significantly more than that is a very big concern. Let the following rate demands, per property per quarter, be recorded as to what we are facing from the dam since the first rate was struck in 2018. 2018: $14.33; 2019: $17.98; 2020: $17.95; 2021: $28.78; 2022: $45.94; 2023: $65.45. No cap, no end. The dam is a folly. It is still not finished and we were funding it as it was being constructed. So much for the price of a cup of coffee! Reg Turner

Magic marine mammal moment

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At Patons Rock beach walking carrying an infant grandchild in a backpack near the noisy breaking waves towards the eastern side rocks on Thursday 9 November at about 1pm on a grey cloudy day with persistent wind, so that the local residents had stayed indoors and no visitors or their vehicles were to be seen, suddenly a glimpse of movement to my left out to sea caught my eye. Turning to look in the distance a single dark shape rose out of the water at about five degrees forward of vertical until all except the tail fluke were in the air, then rotated forward to dive and resurface again near vertical in the same way a further seven times before disappearing from sight. A precious few moments of beauty, joy and amazement, unexpected and never seen before by me. Identification of dolphin or porpoise for me is not possible – a distant dark shape against a sky of the same dark tones. Still where such things can happen in our coastal waters there is hope, maybe if only just a remnant... we have not destroyed all local sea mammals yet. On reflection it chose a time to show itself when humans, bar us non-threatening pair, were not to bee seen, and perhaps it chose this magic moment to show itself to a tiny child. Nigel Ritson

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Wow! Here we are at the best Marigold hotel. The time now is 8.25am, and I have had my breakfast and shower. The level of care and kindness is amazing. As a former trainer during my multifaceted career specialising in customer service, perhaps I am better qualified then most to counteract the assertion recently expressed in The GB Weekly. It is hard to keep up with the rapidly changing conditions imposed by both government and local healthy authorities. Covid made things worse, but we also need to accept the increasing demand relating to the aging population, I’ve just been discharged after having had three St John Ambulance callouts, plus a flight to Nelson Hospital in the helicopter. I sit here in a very comfortable chair I am looking out of my window at the most beautiful garden filled with roses and flowering plants. I should say that I'm actually in hospital. I woke up at 7am this morning after a good night's sleep, part of which I was accompanied by the hospital cat who curled up beside me on the bed and purred as well as attempting to speak to me. When I awoke, I had to make the decision in sense of whether to live, or whether to allow myself to begin the high dependency walk towards death I simply got up and began the activities of daily living starting with warm shower thanks to Golden Bay Community Health. David Squires

Notions of great antiquity

I see another fable of the Bay has re-emerged. This one claiming that the remnants of trees on Rangihaeata Beach are 7,000 years old. Like the oh-so-old rock at Rototai and 4

the 70 million year-old dinosaur footprints secreted away at Westhaven, this claim is entirely unsubstantiated and based on assumptions wrought from a hopelessly unproven paradigm. Did the claimants take samples and send them to various dating labs around the world? Probably not. Not that that would be at all useful. Like was the case with the solidified lava samples sent from Ngāuruhoe the results would be widely disparate, grossly exaggerated and wholly valueless. And while 7,000 years is within reason (it's not remotely like 70 million) it is still a very long time so do you believe that exposed and unpetrified tree-remains could last that long? (If they are petrified, which I doubt, then they would not be intact). All the kahikatea, rimu and mataī on my place are gone and that's after a mere 150 years! Still, universities and their ilk do love their notions of great antiquity, don't they. Larry Petterson

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CORRECTION In last week's article Fright night at Labyrinth Rocks the green witch was actually Lisa Lewis, not Lisa Bradbury. Our apologies for the error. The organisers would also like to thank Bay Takeaway for their support of the Halloween event.

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Mohua Social Services hosted an informative workshop last Tuesday, for professionals working in the social services field. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), specifically the issue of strangulation, was the day’s focus. Retiree and presenter Rob Veale worked 30 years in New Zealand Police and eight years at Kapiti Coast District Health Board, training doctors, nurses, and allied health social workers around family violence. “My role in the NZ Police was normal, front-line policing work... I was a Detective Sergeant at Balclutha... instructor at the Royal NZ Police College, and when I got promoted in 1993 to an Inspector at police headquarters, I was given the role of being in charge of the police family violence campaign.” Whilst in that role, Rob was involved in policy development, which included law reform such as the Domestic Violence Act. He helped develop high-level strategies, for example the Te Rito NZ Family Violence Prevention Strategy, which takes a multifaceted approach to preventing, reducing, and addressing violence in whānau. During his time, concepts such as risk assessments, family safety teams, and police safety orders were put in place. However, Rob said, “There are still opportunities for improvement in relation to law enforcement and health-related responses.” Rob also spent four years assigned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs NZ Aid, “primarily looking at women’s health issues around family violence and trying to improve policing responses”. During that time, he made 43 trips to 12 Pacific nations. More recently and although retired, Rob is the only

person offering IPV training in New Zealand. “For the last four to five years I’ve been full time/part time doing lectures, usually on request. I do a basic family violence course... about 300 sessions in the context of strangulation, which has really come into prominence. IPV Strangulation has its own specific offence, it’s a serious crime carrying a prison sentence of seven years.” Surprisingly, 50 per cent of strangulations leave no marks. People can be unconscious in 6-14 seconds, “They feel they can’t breathe and think they’re going to die... It’s a red flag on the trajectory to homicide.” The prevalence rate in NZ is huge, according to Rob. “Most people don’t know about it. [There are] two main aspects... one is... usually men, it’s a specific gendered crime. Strangulation is one of the high-risk factors for determining homicide and basically the men use it for the purpose of exerting power or using coercive control over their female partners.” In his sessions Rob highlights the signs and symptoms of strangulation, which he says are well known by police and health agencies. Training involves becoming familiar with 12 or more red flags for professionals to include when undertaking risk assessments. Mohua Social Services manager Premal Gauntlett was pleased with the attendance number of 35, which included a full turnout of Tākaka police, “and others from over the hill helping us with family violence”. “Hopefully this chance for collaboration and tools for risk assessment will help to keep this community safer,” concluded Premal.



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Golden Kids Inc Early Learning Centre staff strike for pay parity and lower child:teacher ratios. Photo: Supplied. RONNIE SHORT

Last Wednesday, staff at Tākaka’s Golden Kids Inc Early Learning Centre went on strike, joining workers from over 100 other centres affiliated with the Early Childhood Education collective agreement. The strike aimed to push the Government for pay parity with kindergartens, and to lower child:teacher ratios. Centre manager Katie McRae explained, “So that teachers may be paid what they are worth without lowering our working conditions... [or] putting up fees too much. We like to keep our fees lower... to support our community, so it’s more inclusive.”

Currently, minimum ratios are 1:5 for under-two-year-olds, and 1:10 for over-two-year-olds. Golden Kids keep their over-2s ratio low, at one teacher to seven or eight children. The collective is pushing for two-year-olds to be included in the lower age group, pushing for a ratio of 1:4 for underthree-year-olds. “Two-year-olds are going through a really dynamic time of development. They really need a lot more time with the teachers,” says Katie. Furthermore, the strike’s aim is that the National Party recognises the value of Early Childhood Education (ECE),

Phone 525 9843 the fact that ECE teachers are professionals with a three-year Bachelor of Education degree, and are registered teachers. “The community can help by stopping calling us daycare, because we are an Early Learning Centre. We are professional teachers, not babysitters,” stressed Katie. Despite worrying about inconveniencing families, Katie found the Golden Kids whānau were very supportive of the strike. “Every single one of them has just been so amazing and cheering us on... it’s been really cool to know that they have our back, so they obviously value us.”

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“Layers”, an exhibition starting on 21 November at The Dangerous Kitchen in Tākaka, will offer monoprints created by Ingrid Schloemer. After teaching workshops “Printing with the Gel Plate” during the last few months Ingrid has now put together around 45 of her own small prints, the mostly square format uniting the variety of colours and shapes. Ingrid invites visitors to let their eyes wander along sea and landscapes, impressions from nature and abstract motifs, and sense the joy and passion that this printing technique provides. At The Dangerous Kitchen, 21 November to 17 December.


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It may only be mid-November but the task of organising Golden Bay’s A&P Show is well underway and key deadlines are looming. Coming up fast is perhaps the most important date, apart from show day itself – the deadline for entries. “It’s the entries that make the show,” says show secretary Anita Hutchinson, who encourages anyone who is thinking about entering their cool chook, cute calf or lovable lamb, to complete the necessary paperwork. Now in its 126th iteration, the event has gone online, with the website providing information about the show, including the full Schedule of Classes, and how to create a log-in and register an entry. But if online is not your thing, then hard copy entries can still be made using the form in the Schedule of Classes, copies of which are popping up at various locations around Tākaka. There are also two in-person sessions organised at the Anglican Church Hall in Tākaka: Friday 8 December, 1-5pm; and Saturday 9 December, 9am-1pm. Whether entering online, via snailmail, email or in person, the deadline is the same – Saturday 9 December. For online entries, go to: goldenbay For more information, contact Anita Hutchinson, ph 027 263 9220 or email

Blues to Bliss wellbeing workshop JO RICHARDS

Ways of improving Golden Bay’s emotional wellbeing will be explored at an open workshop in Tākaka next Saturday. “From Blues to Bliss” has been created by a group of local people inspired by the recent, sudden loss of a beloved community member. The aim is “to discuss and put into action grassroots, people-led projects to support ourselves and each other in raising the level of emotional well-being in the community,” says one of the co-organisers Malena Hasbun. “This is an important area that affects all of us directly or indirectly and an area of great need in Golden Bay.” The workshop will begin with a series of short presentations from those who are already working on projects that may inspire others. The majority of the time, however, will be spent in small group discussions to identify areas of need and develop potential project ideas. Malena explains that it’s about empowerment and taking a wider approach to health that includes the social, emotional and spiritual dimensions. “It’s not intended to be therapeutic; it’s about people supporting people,” says Malena, adding that the workshop is open to all. “Anybody who is interested is welcome to come along.” She explains that a “more in-depth” event, involving

Emotional wellbeing will be explored in an open workshop at the Sustainable Living Centre next Saturday. Photo: Supplied.

health authorities and other agencies, is being planned for early next year, but says it was crucial to capitalise on the groundswell of feeling around the issue in order “to get things started.” Blues to Bliss workshop is at the Sustainable Living Centre on Saturday 25 November, 9am-4pm. For more information, email Wendy Hunter at:, and see advert on page 15.


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Tim Eckert at the bandsaw mill specially extended to produce the 8.5m beams and rafters for a large log house. Photos: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

Trees planted in Golden Bay almost three decades ago are now being used to construct a large house just kilometres away. The trees, recently harvested from a 20ha forestry block, have been milled at the edge of the forest. The operation marks a major milestone in the long-term venture, which began in 1990 when a group of shareholders, under the optimisticsounding name ROC (Rich Old Codgers), negotiated a 35-year lease on the rural land with a view to growing trees and making money in a sustainable way. “Twenty-seven years ago, 12 locals planted themselves a 14ha forest of mostly lusitanica on a back block of land near Rockville in the Aorere Valley,” says shareholder Andy Clark, who has been ROC’s forestry manager since 2008. Walking through the dense forest full of mature trees, Andy recalls how different it was at the start of the project. “The place was gorse and native scrub.” He explains why they chose lusitanica, also known as Mexican cypress. “It’s versatile like macrocarpa but less susceptible to canker [a fungal disease that can cause branches and leaders to die].” Like macrocarpa, it is also fast-growing and tolerant of drought and frost, plus it has advantages over the ubiquitous Pinus radiata. “The heartwood is as durable as tanalised timber,” says Andy, adding it can be used for exterior cladding and weatherboards, along with interior framing and finishing. Everything, in fact, apart from deck bearers and piles. The more Andy shows and tells about the forest, the more it becomes clear that money doesn’t simply grow on trees but involves a good deal of hard work and considerable costs. Trees need to be protected from livestock, feral goats and deer, as well as other pests such as hares and possums, while those grown for high-quality timber need to be pruned regularly from year four. Thinning is also required, says Andy. “We’ve selectively thinned to around 400 trees per hectare.” Each year for the past six years, Andy explains, the thinnings

have produced up to 40 cubic metres of milled timber, most of which has been sold for interior applications, but he now sees the business evolving rapidly. “In the last two years, we have started milling some of the larger final crop trees, with all the heart timber being pre-sold for exterior claddings as it is regarded as durable so doesn't need treating. “This past season things got really interesting. We have sold 65 cubic metres of milled timber, providing almost all of the material for a large log house at Tukurua, except the ground floor exterior wall logs. The owner was adamant that no treated timber was to be used in the house.” Andy says there is a high and growing demand for the untreated timber within Golden Bay, and it is where 90 per cent of sales are made, but ROC are not cashing in just yet and the forest will be allowed to recover for a year or so. “The profit has been reinvested in the infrastructure, such as tracks, for when we log the whole forest – sometime in the next eight years.” On a clear patch of land at the edge of the forest, Tim Eckert, who does all ROC’s milling, has set up his equipment, which includes a bandsaw mill specially extended to produce the 8.5m beams and rafters for the log house. Taking a break, Tim has time to comment on the quality of the wood. “It’s lovely; it’s been well grown and pruned early so there are not many knots.” A few metres away, sitting on a stack of milled lusitanica that is destined for the log house, Andy is equally happy with their end product. “We are able to provide almost all the timber for such a house, ideal for people who like wood and don’t like treated timber.” He is also pleased that the ROC venture has gone from seedlings to houses in 30 years in a way that ticks the social and economic as well as the environmental boxes. “It’s a Golden Bay-based, sustainable timber venture – locally financed, grown and milled.” For more information, contact Andy Clark at: wanderingandy@

ROC forestry manager Andy Clark sits on a stack of milled lusitanica destined for log house construction. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2023



Workshop explores climate risks

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A group compiles a climate impact matrix in last Tuesday’s workshop at Takaka’s Rec Centre. From left, Robina McCurdy, Carolyne Nel (Urban Intelligence), Sol Morgan, Andy Clark. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

The potential impacts of climate change on Golden Bay were explored at a workshop in Tākaka last Tuesday. The output suggested that, while the natural environment and human systems were vulnerable and there was a risk of exacerbating existing social inequalities, the climate change challenge presented an opportunity for the community to come together in common purpose. The workshop at the Rec Park Centre was one of five held across the Nelson-Tasman region last week, each one focusing on a specific locality and drawing on the knowledge and perspectives of participants invited from the local community. The aim of the forums is to create a better understanding of how climate change may impact the region’s communities. It is part of Tasman District Council (TDC) and Nelson City Councils’ joint regional climate change risk assessment, designed to inform the development of adaptation options and strategies, which it is hoped will allow the region to weather what is now commonly termed the climate crisis. Adaptation, one of two fundamental responses to climate change, is all about reducing vulnerability to its effects. The other – mitigation – targets reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, a major cause of climate change. Along with around two dozen local participants, Tuesday’s workshop was attended by staff from both councils, plus several experts from Christchurch-based consultancies Resilient Organisations and Urban Intelligence. Urban Intelligence managing director and project lead Mitch Anderson opened the session before handing over to TDC’s senior climate change policy adviser Barbara Lewando. “This is a special moment for TDC,” said Barbara. “It’s the beginning of a very important journey for Golden Bay.” The journey, she explained, is about planning in a “time of great uncertainty” and involves mapping potential vulnerability and risks associated with a range of climate change scenarios, and using that information to build resilient communities. “The more we understand the risk, the better we can do something about it.” For the working part of the session, groups of three-four Golden Bay locals sat with facilitators around small tables. Each of the groups was tasked with exploring the impact of a specific symptom of climate change, such as climate extremes, sea level rise, and flooding, on five wellbeing domains – Economic,

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Governance, Built Environment, Natural Environment, and Human. These domains were described by Barbara as “groups of things we value as a society” and align with the categories used by the Ministry for the Environment. During the remainder of the morning and early afternoon, each group discussed the potential impact of minor and more extreme climate change scenarios on 10 specific impacts in the context of the five domains. A large, laminated card on each table displayed a matrix comprised of five columns (one for each domain), and five rows indicating the severity of impact (rated one-five). As consensus was reached, a card representing one of the 10 specific impacts was placed in the appropriate square in the matrix. At the end of the exercise, the groups shared their key findings. Beginning with storm surges, the greatest vulnerability was identified as coastal highways, especially “out west” where there is only one road serving remote communities. Other issues identified included contamination of coastal water from the decommissioned landfill site at Rototai (also affected by sea level rise), which would impact aquaculture and coastal biodiversity. The major impact of changes to oceanic pH and temperature was considered to be on biodiversity, which would reduce the ability to fish, and could in turn affect tourism and increase social inequalities. In the case of extreme changes, it was suggested that mussel farming could become completely unviable. Flood events, while potentially serious, were viewed as a “short term” issue affecting the built environment and transport systems, which could lead to restricted access to key services and the possibility of the Bay being isolated due to damage to the Tākaka Hill. The latter, it was suggested, could have a negative effect on tourism and was likely to exacerbate existing inequalities. Sea level rise, it was thought, could threaten coastal agricultural land, lead to saline intrusion into freshwater bores, and release contaminants from septic tanks. Speaking to The GB Weekly, Mitch explained that further workshops would be conducted across the region as part of the community engagement programme. “Barbara and her team will extend it to other towns and communities.” Once the workshops are completed, the information gathered will be used to develop councils’ adaptation planning, including the identification of priorities for the region. “Outputs from the work will be available early next year,” said Mitch.

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AGM NOTICES COLLINGWOOD RFC AGM, Monday 4 December, 6pm at Clubrooms. All welcome. Any enquiries to Mark Strange 027 431 5463. MOHUA Social Services AGM, Thursday 7 December, 5pm. We are looking forward to sharing with the community our achievements of the past year. RSVP welcome to 525 9728.

PERSONAL NOTICES / Pānui ake TEMPLEMAN, Mary, sadly passed away after a long illness in Perth Australia. Loved husband of the late Kevin Templeman, cherished Mum and Nan of Dean, Troy and Caleb. A sister in-law fondly remembered by the Templeman family, the Hebberd family, the Mathieson family, the McKay family. Rest in peace. HILL, Karen Maree (nee Balck), 30 October 1967–2 November 2023, 56 years young. With heavy hearts John and Teresa, Lauren and Greer, Tracey, Tor, Ari and Zara, Gary and Michelle, Jack and Archie would like to sincerely thank everyone for all the kindness and generosity with baking, flowers, time given and all the love and support with Karen's sudden but peaceful passing. A gracious and beautiful farewell at Zatori was befitting. A truly beautiful mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many–gone way too soon, we will all miss her dearly. SMITH, John, 6 March 1934–10 November 2023. Much loved husband of Marie and father to Simon Smith and Sarah Evans. John and Marie lived in Tākaka for many years and contributed to the community in many ways. John passed away peacefully at Jack Inglis Friendship Hospital in Motueka.

PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays.

ROBIN Slow, highly acclaimed local artist, will give an illustrated presentation to U3A of a selection of his work entitled “Kia whamatōmuri te haere whakamua/I walk backwards towards the future with my eyes fixed on my past”.This will be followed by a Christmas afternoon tea; please bring a plate. All welcome. Senior Citizens’ Hall, Friday 24 November, 1.30pm. Supported with funding from TDC Community Grant. PATTISONS SWIMMING LESSONS, 2 and 3 December. Excellent swimming tuition for five- to 12-year-olds at the heated Rockville Pool. Four lessons for $47. Contact 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? Check out our website We’re a Charitable Trust – a $30 donation (that can be made on our website) is tax deductible. GB WEEKLY: Stitch ‘n Sew, Tākaka is our agent or you can email us: (preferred). Office hours are Monday-Wednesday, 9am-5pm. Ph 027 525 8679.



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SITUATIONS VACANT / Tūranga wātea BACH caretaker on Tōtara Ave, for small two-bedroom house. It is on bookabach for six months. The bach needs to be checked after guests leave and to be cleaned when needed and linen washed. Minimum $35/hour for the cleaning and more for a check, to cover petrol costs. Please email if you are interested in doing the job, thanks. BERRYFRUIT season. Work available in the raspberry garden, East Tākaka, 11 years upwards plus three-four adults also needed. Four hours/day, mornings, approximately 10 December to mid-January. Ph 525 9491 evenings.

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The National DBT Service in Takaka is NZ’s ONLY residential Mental-Health programme (six beds) providing intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). We are seeking flexible & open-minded individuals who are astute, empathetic and good listeners for casual or part-time shift work (various shifts 4-8hrs during day/evening/night and weekends). Check out our webpage for the full job description. We would like to hear from you if you are looking for a meaningful & exciting job with an above-average hourly pay rate (applicants with mental-health work experience preferred). If you are considering applying but unsure of some details, please contact us directly at 03 525 9624. TWM will invest in training for the right candidate! Please forward your complete application (Cover letter, CV and our TWM Application Form) to:

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TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga FREEVIEW TV, radio, HiFi, WiFi, electronics. Ph 027 246 2432. GARDENING. Crockett’s Gardening Services. Gardening, weeding, tree work and general garden maintenance. Ph 021 243 2295. GB chimney sweeping and firebox cleaning. Ph 027 458 7679.

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. ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580. ARCHITECT services. Building and resource consents. Residential, commercial and industrial. Chris Pyemont Architects, ph 021 0278 4729. ARCHITECTURAL design, residential housing. Ph Peter Fersterer 525 8132. ARCHITECTURE design. Certified Passive House designer. Residential new/alterations. For a local, friendly, and reliable service ph Juan 021 211 1339 or email: BUILDER: GL Building Tākaka. Renovations, alterations, extensions, new builds, decks and all your repair and maintenance needs. Ph Grant 027 485 5987. 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. CITRUS fruit pruning, sustainable property advice and management, edible landscaping, soil testing, garden mentoring. Sol Morgan, GroWise Consultancy, ph 027 514 9112. CLEANING. Jean's Eco Clean. House cleaning services with Ecostore products. Ph 021 243 4975. COURIERS. TG Couriers delivering between Golden Bay and Nelson five days a week. Ph 027 717 7188. ELEMENTAL Design and Build: New builds, renos, refits, alterations. Environmentally-conscious builders specialising in natural builds., ph 022 087 6396, FLORIST, local florist for flowers for all occasions, call now and place your order 027 758 1138 or online www. Teresa Brough Designer Florist.

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GOLDEN BAY ROOFING Maintenance, leaks, repairs and roofing supplies. Licensed Roofer. Ph 027 395 0037. GOLDEN Bay Storage, Tākaka. Dry, safe, secure, alarmed, insurance approved. Furniture trailer available. Ph Marg 027 222 5499, HANDYMAN/ maintenance. Small building, carpentry and chainsawing. Other projects to be discussed. Aeronautical engineer by trade 30 years. Ph Shaun 027 880 3535.

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? KRW Contracting. Tiling, Ardex licensed waterproofing applicator, blocklaying and bricklaying. Ph Ken 021 307 019. No job too big, no job too small. LAWNMOWING. Pakawau, Bainham, Tākaka to Wainui. Ph N Shaw 525 7597, 027 212 4020. LAWNMOWING,, ph 027 690 0769. LUXAFLEX blinds, phone for free measure and quote. Luxaflex since 1952 "beauty is in the detail". Ph 027 440 0071, Imagine designs next to Laser Electrical, Tākaka. MOHUA Glass and Glazing. Ph 027 410 9105, mohuaglass@ NGANGA, picture framing by professional artist framer. Collingwood ph 021 107 6312, 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. SEPTIC TANKS EMPTIED. Ph Shane 027 647 4913. SEWING SERVICE, NEEDLES, THREADS, WOOL, BEADS. Stitch ‘n Sew ph 525 8177. STUMP grinding specialist. Tree care and property maintenance. Ph Carl 027 263 5353. SWEET View Window Cleaning. Ph Mike 022 650 1758.

TĀKAKA Garden Services, for all your lawn and garden needs. Ph 027 525 8006 or 525 8806. TEST and tag, your place or mine. Ph Marina 027 454 9443. Now at: 283 High Street, Motueka

YOUR LOCAL Equipment Specialist For all Mowers, Chainsaws, Trimmers, and Blowers Sales and Service Ph Kerry 0272 242 085 │ 03 528 0233

In the Bay weekly - FREE pick up and delivery

TILER. Professional wall and floor tiling and design. Wayne Robinson Tiling. Ph 027 576 1620. WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726.

Bay Spraying 021 0836 4501 Owner Operator

Richard Hayward (Dicky) Tiff Price 417 Glenview Road, Takaka 7183 13

EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

ANATOKI SALMON fishing and café. Catch your own lunch or order from the menu. Open every day from 9am-5pm. www. COLLINGWOOD TAVERN. Open 7 days, 11am till late. Catering and large group bookings available. Ph 524 8160. COURTHOUSE CAFÉ, Collingwood. Open 7 days, 8am-3pm. Saturday pizza night: Delicious Neapolitan-style pizza cooked to order 5.30-7.30pm. Ph 524 8194. DANGEROUS KITCHEN. Open Wednesday-Saturday, 9am8pm. 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. GOOD AS GOLD CAFÉ, Tākaka. Open Monday-Friday, 7am4.30pm. Ph 525 8193. MOLLY B’S, Pōhara. Open Wednesday-Sunday from 9am for coffee, full menu from 11.30am. Saturday-Sunday from 9am for brunch. Tuesday from 3pm, closed Monday. NIKAU BAR AND CAFÉ, Pōhara. For breakfast, lunch and dinner. Wednesday-Monday, 8.30am-10pm. Closed Tuesdays. Ph 03 970 3992 for bookings. O’SHA. Open Tuesday-Sunday, lunch 11.30am-2.30pm and dinner 5-8.30pm. Ph 525 6117. THE MUSSEL INN. Open 7 days from 11am. TOTOS CAFÉ & PIZZERIA. Open Sundays, weather permitting, 11am-4pm. Ph 03 970 7934, WHOLEMEAL CAFÉ. Open 7 days for dine-in meals and takeaways, 7.30am-3pm.

LATER EVENTS COMBINED CONCERT WITH GOLDEN BAY ORCHESTRA and Golden Bay Choir, at Senior Citizens' Hall, Sunday 3 December at 2pm. Admission by paper money donation please; children free.

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GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join SUNDAY 19 NOVEMBER them on Sunday, 10am at Tākaka or 4.45pm at Collingwood (starting with a cuppa). Fellowship gatherings (fellowship, MOHUA 2042 WELLBEING Protocol Pilot, 2pm-5pm, Senior songs, prayer and bible study) held fortnightly – 5 and 19 CitizenS' Hall. All welcome. Enquiries November; traditional services (with a speaker) held on MONDAY 20 NOVEMBER alternate fortnights – 12 and 26 November. SACRED Heart Catholic faith community celebrate Mass at BOARD GAMING AT GB COMMUNITY HALL, 5.30pm-10pm. 5pm, 1st and 3rd Sundays of month. Service of the Word, All ages welcome. See Facebook group "Board Gaming in 9.30am, 2nd Sunday of month. All warmly welcome. Golden Bay", or ph Karen 022 655 9725. ST Andrews Presbyterian Church extends a warm welcome to join us at 10am for a time of worship and fellowship.

Kahurangi Christian Church Sunday 19 November 10:30am, Onekaka Hall Includes Kids’ Zone

Contact Rowan/Drea Miller, 021 106 8461 “May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace as you trust in Him,” Romans 15:13

Weekly Sunday Services at 10am Evening service: fourth Sunday of the 93 Commercial St, Takaka. month @ 7pm All Welcome

TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER BADMINTON, REC PARK CENTRE, 7-9pm. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007. GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays. Late fees apply until 4pm Tuesdays, if space is available. Stitch ‘n Sew is our agent in Tākaka. Or you can email us: or phone us 027 525 8679.

WEDNESDAY 22 NOVEMBER COSTUME HIRE, open by appointment, ph Diane 525 8097 evenings. Returns to Joan ph 525 8338. ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10am12.30pm, Onekaka Hall.

THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER DAYTIME BADMINTON, Rec Park Centre, 9-11am. All welcome. Ph Kerry 525 7007.

Pastor: Rodney Watson 0275 114 266



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Tue 21st OPEN FROM 3pm (power off ‘til then) Mon 20th SINGALONG ‘ROUND THE PIANO with CRAIG DENHAM, 7.30pm. All welcome. Thu 23rd QUIZ, 7.30pm. All welcome. Sat 25th SPINOZA. Prog Funk from top of the South. Thu 30th DEAD BIRD BOOKS PRESENTS: DOMINIC HOEY, ISLA HUIA & LIAM JACOBSON. Tix @ undertheradar. NEW YEAR’S EVE tickets available now @ undertheradar

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3:30 Killers of the Flower Moon (M) Note Earlier Start 8:00 Uproar (M)


Sunday 19th 4:00 Flyways 7:30 Uproar (M) Wednesday 22nd 5:30 Flyways (Final)

Programmes to listen out for: The Jam Takaka

Join Hazel Molloy on The Jam, with interesting topics of conversation and really good music. Airs Wednesdays at 5pm with new content every 2 weeks and is kindly supported by Federated Farmers Golden Bay and Federated Farmers Nelson.

to see this amazing film about migratory shorebirds as they travel the ancient flyways of our planet!!

GALLERIES / Whakakitenga FAIRHOLME GALLERY, 637 East Tākaka Road. Historic photos of Ella Baigent and selected works by Merrin Westerink. Saturday/Sunday 10am–4pm; 2pm Sunday floortalk by photographer Murray Hedwig. Ph 525 9373.

The Mental Health Radio Show

Join Warwick and Finn 12 o’clock Thursdays for The Mental Health Radio Show. They’ll be talking to locals about their mental health journeys, plus sharing information about people and services you can talk to, when you are feeling overwhelmed.Thursday afternoons at 12.00 noon with new content every 2 weeks.


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Monday: Southeasterlies prevailing, freshening about Farewell. Cloudy areas about the Tākaka Hill with a few showers but sunny breaks elsewhere.

Tuesday: Fresh southeasterlies, easing during the day. Mainly fine and becoming mild in the afternoon. Sollys Contractors are proud sponsors of this weather forecast. Enquiries phone: 03 525 9843

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35 Carlyle Street, CLIFTON


LIVE THE GOOD LIFE IN CLIFTON For sale is this lovely home and land opportunity in Clifton, with 12 ha of good grazing, with well fenced paddocks. There are three bedrooms upstairs, & a modern kitchen, & a downstairs “rumpus room”.

Asking $315,000




This property is well worth a look. Do not delay - give James a call now to arrange a time to view and for all the information.

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166 East Takaka Rd, EAST TAKAKA EAST TAKAKA GEM This 4.0469 ha of easy grazing land along with a tidy 1920's villa, is just 5mins from Town & the hospital & school are just minutes away too. The land is well fenced, flat & features some lovely old Totara Trees in one corner. There is an old

12 Coote Street, TAKAKA

Asking $575,000

ONE OF THE LAST AVAILABLE! Located in the Greenways Subdivision, this generous sized 1432m2 section is the perfect site for your new build! Services include power, phone & sewer connections. Close by is the recreation centre, hospital & town. Call James today. 3


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O/O $395,000

Sharon McConnon Sales Manager 027 525 8255

1802 Collingwood-Bainham Main Rd

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Jana McConnon 021 245 2197 Paul McConnon 027 504 2872

Asking $750,000

618a Abel Tasman Dr, CLIFTON LOW MAINTENANCE HOME Looking for a modern home to enjoy? This vacant property is ready for its new owners. With all the mod cons of a newer build, and a private back section. The location is superior with Pohara beach & Motupipi School nearby. See you Sunday!






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Long Plain Road, KOTINGA

James Mackay 027 359 0892

O/O $800,000


29 Rototai Road, TAKAKA

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840

sharing shed in the middle of the block. Give me a call today, to discuss how you can make this lifestyle property yours.

James Mackay 027 359 0892

CLOSE TO TOWN & SCHOOL This lovely home is within easy reach to the locals schools & Rototai Beach. Just imagine how easy your daily routine will be. The kitchen area is warm & sunny, with a separate lounge. Come along to my open home on Sunday. 3


SLEEPING BEACH BEAUTY Is this your new home away from home? With a prime location in popular Pohara. Bring your golf clubs and play a few rounds on the green. With a touch of refurbishment, you can kiss goodbye to the 1980s. Call now.

Jana McConnon 021 245 2197 Paul McConnon 027 504 2872

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BACK TO NATURE This stunning 15.5-hectare, native bush block is ready for its new keeper. The elevation secures superb views of the Kahurangi National Park, Anatoki river & out to sea. The block is easily accessible via right of way. Call us today.

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A RARE FIND IN THE COUNTRY Move your family out to the country and reap the benefits of rural living. With some TLC this would make the perfect family home. With the famous Langford Store just down the road! Give James a call to arrange a viewing.

James Mackay 027 359 0892

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Asking $330,000

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840

12 Beach Road, COLLINGWOOD

WHERE THE GRASS IS GREENER Just 6-minutes from Takaka you will find this generous 8,684m2 rural block. This is an opportunity to own a large freehold property. Paul and Jana would love to show you around. Get in touch today for all the information.

RARE AS HENS TEETH There is no doubt that sections this close to Collingwood are rare to find. Zoned residential, this is the ideal location for a small permanent home or a summer bach. Close to the shops and cafes. Let’s grab a coffee and I will show you around.

Jana McConnon 021 245 2197 Paul McConnon 027 504 2872

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840

Paul McConnon Salesperson 027 504 2872

James Mackay Principal/AREINZ 027 359 0892

Belinda J Barnes Agent/AREINZ 021 236 2840

Jana McConnon Salesperson 021 245 2197

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