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Powder flies at Colour Run

The Langford boys Alfie, Lewis, Gordie, and Wayne take a powder shower with Jack Holland (centre left) and Zeb Nicholls (wearing hat). Photo: Shelley Grell. SHELLEY GRELL

The ITM Colour Run was held at the Rec Centre Park last Saturday, signing off as the last of the Nelson Tasman summertime events in Golden Bay. There, the soccer pitches ceded their strict team-colour divisions to unite for a fun threekilometre run-jog-walk race circuit punctuated with rainbow paint stations. Over 100 competitors donned contrasting colours, intent on soaking in the most vivid splash. Not a selfie Luddite was amongst them. Even before the race began, entrants sought every inch of available canvas to spray and shower eco-friendly colour powder over. By the time the race kicked off, not a parent, teen, child, infant, stroller or bystander had escaped the anarchic artistry. Shrieks and giggles carried across the acres as paint-splattered bodies dived, dodged or indulged the relentless powder attacks by the

zealous paint bombers. After the race, organisers heaved out the remaining powder arsenal for the grand colour-fight finale. A frenzy of barely recognisable faces quickly melded into the exploding clouds of colour. Continuous plumes of pinks and greens clashed with reds, yellows and purples in happy, crazy scenes of psychedelic pandemonium. Inspired by the Hindu festival of Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, colour run events have taken the world by storm. Their aim is simple: to celebrate fun, friendship, frolic and colour, with people who want to make the world brighter, healthier, and happier. Though organiser Abbie Langford offered a leaf blower to blow colours off, many were beyond help. Without a hose to wash caked paint off, clean transport home was an optimistic challenge for most parents. David

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Tinkler, whose kids brought spare clothing this time, said: “Last year they had a massive colour fight and a waterslide, so the kids got soaking wet and caked in about half an inch of colour. Then we had to get them home in the car.” Mum Tyler Langford, who had brought towels for her three boys and husband in anticipation of a hose-down said adamantly, “They’re not allowed into the car unless they strip down to their undies!” “It’s so much fun,” said Abbie. “Everywhere you looked there was colour and laughter. The kids had a ball, and that’s what it’s all about. Next year, there’ll be more of an obstacle course and more water sprays to keep up with the runners. We’d love more volunteers to join the team and help make it great. Thanks to everyone who helped out and to sponsors ITM, Tasman District Council, and Tasman Bay Food Group who donated the Juicys.” More photos on page 2

Dam costs blow-out JO RICHARDS

The cost of constructing the Waimea Dam is going through the roof, even before it has emerged from the ground. And it looks like Tasman District’s ratepayers will be picking up the bill. At a special media conference last Friday, Mike Scott, the CEO of Waimea Water Limited (WWL—the joint venture between Waimea Irrigators Limited [WIL] and Tasman District Council), warned of a likely $25m blowout, which would see the estimated cost of the project soar from $104.4 million to $129.4m. Under the current contract, TDC would fund $23.5m of the increase. Mr Scott blamed the $25m hike on the unsuitability of onsite rock that had been designated for use in construction. “Some rock was found to be more fractured and breaking up more readily than expected. This particular rock was to be used for the drainage zones of the embankment, but testing has confirmed that it is not of a high enough quality to be used for this purpose.” As a result, WWL is investigating a number of options, including purchasing and importing rock from a nearby quarry for the drainage layers, or using rock from other locations in the Lee Valley. Undefined risks produce rising costs Former public sector accountant and Golden Bay resident Louise Coleman is aghast at the delay in characterising the onsite materials. “It is astonishing that it has taken this long to confirm the quality of rock and site geology. It should have been WWL’s highest priority, given the design and financial implications of the results.” Although they didn’t expect their “we told you so” moment to arrive so early in the construction phase, anti-dammers say that the budget-busting announcement was inevitable given the project’s long history of ever-increasing cost (see chart on page 3). A long-time critic of the dam, Dr Roland Toder, is unsurprised by the news. “The escalation was predictable and they got plenty of warning. Also, their risk management - P95 (see page 3) - was basically non-existent and therefore worth nothing other than window dressing.” T h e p a s t t wo ye a r s h ave s e e n a particularly dramatic escalation in costs. When TDC consulted on the dam’s governance and funding arrangements at the end of 2017, the total was estimated at $75.9m. Now, a little over two years later... Continued on page 3


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Powder flies at Colour Run

Leo Hogg sheds plumes of powder as he races through the course.

Lowri and fun runners at the ITM Colour Run get showered with rainbow powder by zealous paint bombers.

Summer Dixon cops a dose of pink powder from the paint bombers.

At the end of the race, all the kids had a blast frolicking in the grand colour fight finale.


Photos: Shelley Grell.


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Waimea Dam cost blowout Continued from page 1 ...that has risen by $53.5m, and many expect further increases. The latest blow-out has serious implications for TDC’s finances and, by extension, for ratepayers’ pockets. If realised in full, the $25m hike will raise council debt beyond its current limit and add nearly two per cent to the rates bill.

Chart showing historical and extrapolated estimated cost of the Waimea Dam project. A final bill of between $160-200m, is looking increasingly plausible.

Flawed funding formula Rereading TDC’s 2017 consultation document, Statement of Proposal for Governance and Funding Arrangements, reveals the council’s confidence that it could avoid major cost blowouts. A section entitled Project Cost Overruns (page 18) states that “The dam’s [$75.9m] construction costs are based on a P95 confidence level. This provides the council with a 95 per cent confidence level that the dam would be constructed at or below the proposed cost.” The document goes on to explain, “In the unlikely event of cost overruns above $3m, it is proposed that council would meet these.” That simple clause effectively saddled TDC with unlimited liability for any cost escalation, while limiting that of Waimea Irrigators Limited, arguably the main beneficiary of the project, to $1.5m. In July 2018, just six months after the public hearing, the “unlikely event” began to unfold when costs suddenly shot up by $20m. Friday’s announcement is further confirmation that the unlikely has now become an expensive reality. Mayor Tim King, one of the most enthusiastic supporters of the dam, argued that the shortfall may not have to be met by ratepayers alone. “The council is committed to pay for increases over $3 million but that does not automatically mean it’s funded entirely through rates.” He said that, in order to reduce the liability of ratepayers, current investors (central government, WIL and Nelson City Council) would need to stump up some extra cash. “We would hope the other funding partners will look seriously at opportunities to contribute to the funding mix.” Under the existing funding formula, however, there is very little incentive for them to do so, even as WIL chair Murray King echoed the mayor’s comments. “We will work with our project partners in any way we can to help develop a strategy to raise the additional funds.” Warnings ignored Opponents of the dam have long considered cost overruns a nailed-on certainty. During the consultation process, numerous submitters repeatedly warned of the unquantified risks around the project, especially those relating to the geology and topography of the site. Many cited an Oxford University study which showed that planners and policy-makers systematically underestimate the costs of large infrastructure projects; in the case of large dams, final costs were on average found to be 96 per cent higher than the estimate. But well-researched arguments predicting spiralling costs were routinely dismissed by TDC staff and the majority of councillors who responded by quoting the P95 probability statistic, although it was unclear at the time how many of them fully understood the concept. They were joined in their criticism of anti-dammers by political heavyweights Shane Jones, who referred to Golden Bay’s opponents of the dam as “lotus eaters”, and Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith who came out strongly in favour of the project. Advice and accountability Last Friday’s statement to the media blew a big hole in such institutional dam bluster as Mr Scott laid bare the challenge of controlling costs in a large project full of unknowns. “We always knew the extent of the risk would not be fully understood until excavation and construction was well underway, and risks will persist throughout the period of construction.” His admission appears to contradict clear assurances given by then Mayor Richard Kempthorne at the full council meeting on 31 November 2018 (GBW, 7/12/2018). During the debate that preceded the final vote on the project, councillor Dana Wensley, who was concerned about the uncertainty surrounding the site’s geology and the potential for a large cost blowout, asked Mr Kempthorne the following question: “Regarding the bedrock, have the samples and 3D modelling THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2020

shown to be OK?” He replied with a short, unequivocal “yes”. Unconvinced, a few minutes later, councillor Wensley cast her vote against the motion. Mr Kempthorne’s assurance now looks as crumbly as the substandard rock rejected by the builders, and raises questions about the competence and integrity of the technical reporting and financial forecasting that informed the decision to proceed with the project. It also highlights the issue of accountability – or the lack of it. Of the nine council members who voted in favour of the dam, five— Tim King, Kit Maling, Trevor Tuffnell, Stuart Bryant and David Ogilvie—were re-elected last year. In the wake of last Friday’s announcement, The GB Weekly asked them to comment on the latest development. Trevor Tuffnell, one of two councillors to respond, expressed his concern. “Obviously as councillor I am disappointed that this large overrun has occurred. This overrun has been explained to the council. Whilst this has been disturbing, I understand how it has come about.” While he refused to say whether he would have voted differently in the light of current situation, his colleague councillor David Ogilvie confirmed that he would still have voted in favour of the dam.

Dam Statistics 94% 95%


The proportion of the $25m increase likely to be paid by ratepayers Confidence level that the dam would be constructed at or below the proposed cost Increase in final cost compared to estimated cost of large dam construction

WIL liability limited by TDC to $1.5m Figure widely quoted by TDC from 2017 onwards Oxford University study

What next? Secure in the knowledge that its financial exposure is capped, WIL reiterated its commitment to the project through its own media statement released last Friday. “… the importance of the Waimea Dam is well understood and it remains the most cost-effective solution for the region’s water supply, despite a construction cost increase announced today.” As WWL, TDC and WIL try to deal with the fallout from the latest major setback, and explore ways of overcoming complex technical problems, there is widespread concern about the future of the project. One key question is whether there will be another serious hike in costs. History suggests there will, and so the anti-dammers’ warnings of a final bill between $160-200m, dismissed TDC and its partners just 14 months ago, are looking increasingly plausible.

“The project must continue. Obviously, the financial aspect of the project must be revisited.”

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Councillor Trevor Tuffnell, 25 February 2020

Councillor Tuffnell says there is no question of construction being halted, but believes the funding issue needs to be addressed. “The project must continue. Obviously, the financial aspect of the project must be revisited.” Councillor Ogilvie is equally adamant that, despite finding itself in a deepening financial hole, TDC should keep on digging. “Council needs to carry on with the project. The cost of scrapping the project has likely litigation aspects, and the problem would remain. Providing water for the Waimea Plains for rural and urban use is an urgent task, and the dam option, after considerable debate over a long period, was the preferred method.” He says council plans to investigate alternative financing options. “These could be to Government sources, or deferring or cancelling other council projects, or addressing the rates. The additional funds are not required until the 2021-2022 year, which allows time to consider and resolve these financing alternatives.” The political big guns, who strongly supported the project in the run up to the final vote, have weighed in again, this time suggesting that Government may be able to plug the financial hole. Dr Smith, who said at the full council meeting on 30 November 2018: “Council needs to bite the bullet and go for it,” is now shooting for a Beehive bailout. Louise Coleman is absolutely clear about what should happen next. “There needs to be a meaningful discussion about whether to continue with this folly or not.” And she agrees with Dr Smith on at least one point. “ Personally, I don’t see a good way out of this mess for the ratepayer unless the only other cash cow available—the taxpayer—steps in via a Government bailout.”

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POLICE REPORT Waimea Dam: How much is too much?


A week of evolution going backwards. 15 February: A group of males with quad bikes were behaving in a disorderly manner at Awaroa overnight. Please grow up and realise you are not alone in the world. 18 February: A single-occupant vehicle lost control and left the road between Collingwood and Takaka. The female driver suffered concussion and was transferred to Nelson Hospital. 22 February: More disorder reported outside an address on Willow Street, Takaka. A 20-year-old local male was warned for lighting a fire during a prohibited fire season after trying to make a smiley face on the road with fuel. 23 February: Thank you to members of the public who assisted a confused 20-year-old tourist found walking in the middle of the road at night over the weekend. She is being looked after by friends and put in touch with health services and her parents. 24 February: Police are investigating an alleged assault in Pohara that occurred overnight. The offender is believed to have left the area. The boy who did burnouts at the intersection of SH60 and Hamama Road over the weekend, and then posted it on Snapchat, might like to come and see me before I come out and visit him. A resident in Central Takaka reported his lemon tree stripped overnight of all its fruit. Has anyone else had this occur? Some lovely students from GBHS dropped off some home baked chocolate chip biscuits for their local police. Unfortunately Ray and Rob were away. Much appreciated – I’ll be that little bit fatter and slower when you see me next.

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Early 2018, TDC’s staff claimed 95 per cent confidence the dam would be built for $82.5million. In 2019, staff said they were 95 per cent confident at $104million. Imagine their surprise with last week’s $25million hike to an estimated $129million final construction cost. Ratepayers, however, are not surprised. Public submissions clearly indicated TDC’s cost estimates were under-cooked. The reason for the current cost increase, the rock consistency, was pointed out in a number of public submissions. In the real world, construction costs for projects such as these are based on scientific models, factoring in all risks and historical data on similar projects. Based on such an approach, the final construction cost has been estimated at $200million. Just four months into the two-year project and already the mayor is talking about “increasing the rate cap and delaying other projects”. At the more realistic $200million cost, Tasman ratepayers will be the most financially indebted, under-serviced and rate-burdened region in New Zealand. We think it’s time for some hard questions, starting with these: 1. Can non-zone-of-benefit ratepayers (which includes Golden Bay) liability be capped as there is no off-setting economic benefit to these areas? 2. When will staff responsible for the misleading cost estimates take responsibility? 3. When do ratepayers say “we can’t afford this”? And what’s the ‘exit strategy’ if they do? Given proven staff incompetence, we will need external help in getting out of this mess. Dr Roland Toder and Tony Lawton

Alas, Smith and Jones: no laughing matter

The comedy duo Smith and Jones made the inevitable public comment in a Stuff article (25 February) on the significant overspend announced on the Waimea Dam. Eager to distance themselves from the reality of the scheme after their collective hype, they made it very clear they were not taking any responsibility for their previous blinkered and significant support. Nick Smith is responsible for ensuring this scheme progressed through a number of hiccups, despite the fact its multitude of liabilities fall on the Tasman ratepayers. Mr Jones, back in August 2018, urged councillors to vote for the dam, stating (without having any involvement in the scheme or a business case and risk assessment to appraise) “councillors are sadly mistaken if they believe there is a better alternative to the Waimea Dam to tackle the district’s water problems”. Perhaps he should have read the 2015 MWH Report. Mr Jones’ view has now changed significantly. He said he had called for a report on the project, which he described as a “tale of woe”. The Stuff article heading states they “want answers to legitimate questions.” It is a real shame they chose to ignore the concerns raised over numerous aspects of the project, which included the robustness of the geotechnical assessments and the rock quality, prior to the final decision. Only 10 months in to a 39-month contract, it is highly likely at least another cost blowout will occur prior to completion. Even if the Government does come up with financial support, it will be the taxpayer who is paying, not the main benefactors of the scheme – the shareholders of Waimea Irrigators Ltd. Louise Coleman

Dam shock, no dam surprise

The shocking news regarding the blowout in costs for the dam build was forecast in the reports by Murray Dawson and John Robinson. If only Paul Sangster and Sue Brown had read these reports and listened to the vast majority of Golden Bay residents who were against our involvement, we would not be facing this unacceptable blowout. The clause in the contract that made Tasman ratepayers liable to any cost overruns should never have been accepted by our elected councillors. Sadly there is no idea much worse it will deepen. Who has the courage to call it off? Pay the cancellation clause and realise that we may save our children paying for a doomed project for years to come, let alone we current residents who must carry this initial blowout. If only our two previous councillors had the courage to listen to our residents and represent them rather than capitulate to the pressure put on them by you know who. Someone did not do their homework, or covered up the truth of the exhaustive ground survey. I recall Kempthorne stated the cost of the dam would be the price of a cup of coffee per day per household. Well the average coffee sells at $5 per cup. This multiplied by 365 days equals $1,825 per year. Now it will cost the price of a glass of

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Conserving productive land

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I wish all the best for Tiny Lifestyle’s new ecovillage. On the other hand, it horrifies me that such good land is allowed for residential use. New Zealand has such a small proportion of flat land with elite soils, and one day we may need every bit of it to grow such things as potatoes or grain. True, intensive home gardens can be more productive than extensive farming, but how long will this remain? Where are the quarter-acre sections of yesteryear? They have all been subdivided and built upon, and now their elite soils are buried - permanently - beneath concrete. In Takaka, this is particularly unnecessary as we have adequate land in this vicinity that is not fit for agricultural use, and also is not flood prone. Piers Maclaren

Accident waiting to happen

At first glance the high school corner looks like an accident waiting to happen with two T junctions, a crossroads, a bend, and a school entrance all within 30 metres of each other. In fact, it’s actually a blessing in disguise. Recent presentations have reminded us again of the effect speed has on the outcome of collisions. Hit at 30kmph, 10 per cent of pedestrians will die. Hit at 60kmph, 85 per cent of pedestrians will die. Because there is so much going on around the school entrance means that it is very unlikely that vehicles will be travelling at even 30kmph which also, in my opinion, makes it less likely that there will be a collision in the first place. We are fortunate to have a school entrance in an area that makes it physically difficult to drive faster than 30kmph. Jill Pearson

More players please

Golden Bay Orchestra has started for 2020. We’d love to have more players, especially stringed instruments. Did you play an orchestral instrument at school or in your younger years? Why not consider digging it out, brushing off the dust and joining us? We do have some instruments available for hire if you used to play, but no longer have an instrument. We mostly play to about Grade 3-4 level, have a lot of fun and a relaxed, supportive atmosphere. We meet on Tuesdays from 7 to 9pm during term time. Please phone me on 027 439 2382 or 525 8363 if you’d like to find out more. Hennie Pemberton

Sustainable Hui

On behalf of the Sustainable Living Centre (Community Gardens) team we would like to thank all the presenters who gave their time and expertise to those who came for the Sustainable GB Hui the weekend before last. It’s amazing the willingness and talent that exists in Golden Bay. Feel free to send any feedback to gbcommunitygardens@gmail.com so we can continue to offer you an event full of learning around all things sustainable. We also want to thank Maureen Pugh (National MP) who to our surprise supported the coverage in The GB Weekly. Dear Maureen, next time you’re most welcome to come along or give us a call so we can talk about how you and your party can join us on the path to a sustainable future. Sol Morgan and Nina Sobhani

All on the same waka

Last Tuesday we screened the documentary Te Hono ki Aotearoa, a documentary about a unique cultural collaboration between Aotearoa and the Museum of Ethnology in Leiden, the Netherlands. I was honoured to be the local event coordinator for this 10-year anniversary event. Thank you to the Embassy of the Netherlands, who so generously funded this free event for everyone to enjoy. To Manawhenua ki Mohua, to the film director Jan Bieringa, to Toi Māori Aotearoa, to the caterers: The Mussel Inn, Anatoki Salmon Farm and the amazing Linda from Golden Bay Granola, our service team Isa and Deva, and TDC for the loan of the chairs for the panel. Massive respect and appreciation to the staff and management at Village Theatre and all the guests that came to join us, from as far as Northland, Wellington and the Netherlands, but most of all Golden Bay. We had a special evening together. It was a great celebration. The completion of three events nationwide. Thanks to Ambassador Mira Woldberg for including Golden Bay and once again confirming the special bond. And remember everyone...we are all on the same waka. If you missed out on a free ticket or couldn’t make it, please watch the documentary online, you can find it on Vimeo or You Tube: Te Hono ki Aotearoa by Jan Bieringa. Arohanui, Sacha Horton

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LE T TERS Cycleway surface needs sealing

I have been a big supporter for the new bike track and waited eagerly for the completion. I regularly bike to work dressed in my work clothes (usually something on the more feminine style). I don’t have a mountain bike nor wear sporty attire. So it was rather distressing and frustrating to use the track after some rain the other day only to arrive covered in the surface of the track (all over my bike, my body and my clothes). There were parts of the track closer to town which were so deep in water I had to resort to using the edge of the road, biking towards the oncoming traffic. Since I am not willing to change to a mountain bike, unfortunately I will now risk the road again, taking up a tiny edge. Doing this I will once again have to face the judgement and anger of the motorists on the road who believe I should be biking on the track. If only this track had been made fit for purpose for all types of bikes and to be made flat so the rainwater does not collect in the low areas. I have always admired the bike track from Richmond to Nelson over 12 kilometres (biked it many times) which is tarsealed. If only the budget had been extended to the Bay for our track (only seven kilometres). Lesley Bray

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World-renowned musicians - Chris Norman, Catherine McEvoy, Rob Zielinski and Golden Bay’s very own Rennie Pearson - playing traditional music of Ireland, Scotland and Maritime Canada will perform on Saturday 14 March at the Village Theatre from 7.30pm. Their playing bursts with life, leaving audiences at the one moment spell-bound and the next dancing in the aisles. Their playing truly gives an appreciation of how traditional music sings across the centuries with timeless beauty, wit, and vitality. Chris’s work as performer, composer, recording artist, teacher and flute-maker has earned him worldwide recognition. Catherine stands out as one of the finest exponents of the North Connacht tradition of flute playing, and Rob was a winner of Ireland’s prestigious Michael Coleman Traditional Fiddle Player of the Year Award.


This year two of India’s leading young classical musicians Saptak Sharma and Mayank Raina are joining New Zealand composer/songwriter Mike Hogan to perform their own unique blend of music across the country. The trio, which calls itself PANGAEA to reflect how music joins people across cultures, is touring in support of their debut, self-titled album and will return to Takaka for a concert on March 8. PANGAEA are a unique international act with an engaging style who perform a fusion of Indian and Western musical styles. Their live shows are captivating and provide a blend of lively musicianship and subtle compositions. They perform original songs as well as unique covers of other artists and can range from fast improvised Ragas to quoting JS Bach in the middle of a contemporary song. Village Theatre, Sunday 8 March at 5pm. Tickets from undertheradar.co.nz



As summer draws to an end, it’s time to sort the har vest for storage and preservation.


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Vegetable harvest Ve g e t a b l e c ro p s l i k e beans, onions, pumpkins and potatoes need harvesting and drying before storage. Beans (except green/French beans) need shucking out of their pod, which can be time-consuming. For this reason I prefer the variety Pepe de Zapallo which has a brittle, easy-to-shed pod. Onions need a warm spot to dry their tops before being stored in a box or hung in cool darkish spots. Pumpkins are best harvested when the stalk and tendrils dry off. Store in sheltered rodent-free spots out of the weather. Potatoes are best lifted before rains come, or they may rot. Airdry and store in the dark. Check them first for damaged or green ones, and eat the healthy bits of these ones first. Fo r t h e f r e s h c r o p s like zucchini, French/ climbing beans, tomatoes and cucumbers, ongoing harvesting will encourage more fruits. Supplementary liquid-feeding with comfrey juice for example also helps prolong the harvest period. Cloch in g also h elps by keeping them warm and protected from frosts. Harvest sweetcorn when tassels go brown.

American agricultural students harvesting potatoes during a field trip to Fertile Ground Collective at the Sustainable Living Centre. Photo: Sol Morgan.

Fruit harvest Summer fruits are still plentiful. If branches are really laden, then provide support, thin them earlier or trim off the ends to discourage breakage. Remove diseased fruits to minimise spread. Eat and process as you see fit. Netting some fruits, like figs, will protect against hungry birds. Preserving excess fruit (and vegetable) crops takes time, but it’s so rewarding when you can eat what you’ve grown in winter or spring when less is available. After the harvest,

prune off any damaged branches, as well as those that affect the tree’s shape and light penetration (eg inner branches). Make sure good weather follows to sun-cure the cuts. Harvest time is nice to share with others. Make yummy dishes and celebrate the abundance that comes our way. Come along to the annual Harvest Festival on Saturday 21 March at the Sustainable Living Centre (Community Gardens) and enjoy local food, entertainment and a good time!

SOL’S GARDENING TIPS Vegetable Care Water well every couple days. Harvest kumara when tops begin to die back. Sun-dry tubers for a few days. Turn in green crops at flowering stage. Sow more (like lupin and oats) into spare beds. Plant winter/spring vegetables like cabbage and spinach beet. Spray brassicas weekly with Bt. Hoe around young root crops to remove weeds. Thin when seedlings reach 5-10cm high. Then mulch. Delateral and train tomatoes and cucumbers. Keep mounding and/or mulching late potatoes and yams. Save seed from lettuces, silverbeet, coriander and rocket. Weed out oxalis bulbs with a trowel now. Collect and destroy shield bugs before they overwinter. Feed asparagus. Hothouse: Keep ventilated, water daily and liquid-feed. Spray with garlic and pyrethrum vs aphids and whitefly. Mulch. Sow/plant winter salads, green crops or sheet mulch any unused beds. For transplanting: All seeds 4 and 8 March. Spring onions and leafy greens (spinach, spinach beet, silverbeet, lettuce, endive, pak choi, Chinese cabbage, cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli) (best 7, and 15-16 March). Herbs and flowers (also 13 March). Sow direct: All seeds 4 and 8 March. Salads, spring onions, kohlrabi (best 7, and 15-16 March). Carrots, beetroot, radish, turnip and swede (also 11-12 March). Flowers (13 March). Peas (best 8-9 and 18 March). Plant: Best 1-4 and 19-31 March. Salad greens, spinach, cabbages, cauliflower and broccoli. Flowers, eg Sporaxia bulbs.

Herb Care Plant herbs, eg parsley, or transplant self-seeded perennials like marjoram. Take cuttings of semi woody herbs like rosemary and put into a coarse sand mix. Use mashed up willow water or tradescantia (wandering willy) to promote root growth. Sow herb seed directly under cover, eg coriander. Harvest herbs for drying. Cut back herbs after flowering or seeding. Weed and mulch. Fruit care Harvest late apples and pears, peaches, figs, black passionfruit, late berries and grapes (net). Sow beneficial understorey plants. Prune berries and currants. Prune grapes back to five to six leaves after fruit. Remove moth larvae cardboard traps and burn. Put out frost/wind protection on sensitive fruits, eg tamarillos. Spray neem oil for aphid and passionvine hopper infestations. Spray all fruits with diluted seaweed. Spray copper oxychloride vs fungal diseases after harvest, before leaf fall. Spray citrus with neem oil vs insect pests to reduce sooty mould. Spray lime sulphur on stonefruit trees vs pests and diseases. Insert trichodowels vs silverleaf fungus. General garden care Do a soil test now and apply natural minerals for greater soil and plant health. Mulch-mow. Resow old or new lawns Make lots of compost with crop residues, etc. Make last comfrey brew. Collect seaweed/seagrass and mulch. Plant shelter trees and shrubs for shelter. Prune shelter for sun/airflow. Take tip cuttings of many ornamental shrubs, trees and herbaceous plants.


Lions stir from summer slumbers



Past president of the Golden Bay Lions Club, Pam Gardiner (right) and Lynette Edwards (left) share a moment on the memorial seat built for, and dedicated to, the late Lincoln Edwards, a long-time, hard-working Lions Club member. The seat was installed overlooking the entrance at Port Tarakohe. Photo and article: Submitted.

It has been a hot and dry summer. A good time to enjoy looking at those wonderful lilies supplied by the local Lions while enjoying the taste of their locally grown potatoes. Recently the Lions have been getting ready for another year of organising activities so that there are funds to help many worthy causes. Funds have already been put aside to help Youthline, the Country Music Awards and some activities for local youth. We are looking at other possibilities, especially groups and activities that are important in our Golden Bay community. Please let us know if you have some ideas.

There has been much wood cutting in preparation for wood sales and raffles. The first Friday raffle outside FreshChoice has already taken place and raised funds for the Heart Foundation. More raffles are planned so look out for the trailer of wood in the car park and the table in the foyer. Other fundraising will include pickling onions and possibly having pea straw for sale. We are here to help our community. So if you want to know more you can contact Alan Kilgour, ph 525 9135, or Pam Gardiner, ph 525 9409, or talk to our raffle-ticket sellers.




Feeding during drought creep. Drought comes slowly, then it’s declared “over”, but for farmers the recovery is a lengthy process. This column is all a bit late really because, even in Ferntown where passers-by see a hue of green, we have been feeding more and more each week. The cows eat as much as we throw at them and “ask” for more and better quality. That’s where my comments are leading - to grass accounting and feeding cows according to “residuals”. For those not familiar with these terms, we have been schooled in a farming practice, over the last 10 years in particular, that the way to feed cows is by measuring how much grass is out there using various instruments, applying complicated equations and then letting cows only eat what we allow them to. That means if they don’t eat what’s in a given paddock, then we leave them until they achieve a residual (a measured amount left over). Cows don’t do that in droughts, or when rye grass grows long enough to start producing seeds for reproduction, or if pastures are just poor or weedy. That’s when cows stop being fed properly. I mean all cows, not just the bossy dominant ones, but the whole herd. As herds always want to move to new ground, they will search for food, often resulting in soil damage by overtreading or overstocking. Damaged soil is unable to receive any nutrients because it’s unable able to hold enough water or air, and so adding nitrogen to stimulate growth is pointless. As a dairy farmer in Ferntown we experience it all; droughts, floods, wind, thunder and lightning, but being a heritage farm at the end of the line on the Aorere Valley River, I must respect my business partners in all kingdoms including plants, animals and bacteria. I must note that, as my cows know what they can eat and why, then it’s our job to just keep giving. Then they can play their part in the circle of life and the hydrology, and I know that as a conscience farmer, I have responded appropriately to my partners during this meteorological challenge, called drought.

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Food writer Jenni Ferrari-Adler says “A good meal is like a present, and it can feel goofy, at best, to give yourself a present. On the other hand, there is something life-affirming in taking the trouble to feed yourself well.” So why is it that when we’re alone we find ourselves trying to find nourishment from a box of cereal? Those who dine solo will often lie when asked what they eat. A quiche they might say, but will later confess to a handful of almonds, half a carrot, a spoonful of peanut butter and some chocolate. What we cook when nobody else is home should be an act of self-soothing and sensual gratification. Let’s remember that although you are obligated to feed your friends and family in times of need, they can be demanding freeloaders. Sometimes we need to nourish ourselves first, relish in our moments of alone time and make an indulgent

meal worth savouring. Whether we are cooking alone to fortify our independence or simply for self-maintenance, we all find ourselves dining solo at some point. Either way, let’s learn how to take solitude in our stride. Eggplant is the solo cook’s best ally. It is delicious eaten hot or cold, with spaghetti and Parmesan or artichoke hearts and goat’s cheese. This versatile nightshade goes brilliantly with things like garlic, lemon juice, tahini, soy sauce or chilli. Eggplant doesn’t need to be fried and doused in excessive amounts of oil, to be served in a sludgy mess. The easiest, most delicious way to cook an eggplant is to roast it. With a hot oven, olive oil and salt, you can transform eggplant into a velvety smooth, hearty meal. The recipe below uses the succulent roasted eggplant as a base to soak up the salad’s sweet, tangy dressing. This meal is equally simple and decadent, a true gift to yourself. It is best served at 11pm, the very best time to be eating alone.


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Preheat your oven to 200⁰C. Cut your eggplant in half lengthways and score the flesh. Place cut-side up on a tray lined with baking paper. Mix the garlic, pomegranate molasses, chilli flakes, lemon juice and lemon rind together in a bowl. Brush the mixture over the eggplant, drizzle with olive oil and roast for 45 minutes. You can always buy black lentils precooked in a tin, but they can be a bit soggy. Cooking them yourself makes for a far nicer texture. Bring your lentils and water to the boil in a pot over high heat. Reduce to medium heat, put the lid on the pot and let them simmer for 20 minutes or until tender, but still with a little bite to them. Drain and run under cold water. To make the dressing, place the oil, vinegar, pomegranate molasses, honey and lemon juice in a bowl, whisk to combine, and set aside. In a large bowl, mix together your lentils, parsley and mint. Pour the dressing on top and toss it all together. Plate up your eggplant and salad with a dollop of Greek yoghurt to serve.

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As the curtain slowly comes down on summer, the fruits of the season are about to take centre stage at the Aorere Autumn Flower Show. This weekend, the biggest, best, brightest and most beautiful of the seasonal harvest go on show in Pakawau Memorial Hall, where tables will be groaning under the weight of prizewinning veges, fruits and flowers, as well as a wide selection of local art and crafts including photographs, home-made preserves and knitwear. Bookworms will also have the opportunity to pick up a second-hand bargain at the book stall. T h e B a y ’s d e d i c a t e d growers always rise to weather-related challenges, so it will be interesting to see how they have coped with another long, dry summer.


The Aorere Flower Show always a riot of colour. File photo.

The organisers are asking that entries for the show are taken to Pakawau Hall by 11am

this Saturday, 29 February. The hall is open to the public from 1-4pm.

Easter Fair coming to the Rec Centre JO RICHARDS

On Easter Sunday, Golden Bay ’s Rec Centre will be transformed into a country market and ever yone is welcome to join in. The event is the brainchild of Rec Park Centre hospitality coordinator Laura Webster who is keen to bring people together. “We wanted to do something for the community – it’s not just about sports.” The main attraction will be a mix of up to 50 market stalls selling all sor ts of local goodies. “It’s open to anyone who want to run a stall – whether it’s arts, crafts, fundraisers or food.” Laura says the market will be held in the main stadium building. “It means it’s an allweather event.”The exception is for those wanting to cook with an open flame. “These will need to be along the wall outside.” Federated Farmers will take over the Rec Centre’s own food preparation area and run it as a farmhouse kitchen offering a range of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free meals, with the adjacent club

Two small white eggshells lie on the sand. Beautifully chipped around the centre, these eggshells signal a hatching. They belong to kōtare, the sacred kingfisher. Often seen sitting on power lines or perches above tidal flats or pasture, Māori admired kōtare for being like a watchful sentry. Perched motionless the kingfisher attacks its prey with precision and speed. The word kōtare sometimes referred to the elevated platform in a pa used to watch for enemies. This blue green bird with a buff-coloured chest was described by the ornithologist WH Oliver as “being all head and shoulders with a very broad bill, made, it would seem for flying full speed into clay banks to make a nesting hole.” Both male and female take turns until they form a depression in the bank sufficient to provide a foothold. Excavation of a sloping tunnel begins and continues until a nest chamber is formed where eggs will be laid on a bare floor. Incubation is carried out mainly by the female with the male relieving her for short periods to feed. Their diet is made up of insects, earthworms, fish, mud crabs and occasionally a small bird or mouse. The latter is often shaken and bashed against a post or rock until its bones are broken enabling it to be swallowed whole. Just three weeks after finding the eggshells a small pile of pellets lies at the foot of the clay bank below the nest. These regurgitated pellets contain the indigestible remains of their prey. “If I were to paint our sacred kingfisher in caricature, I’d give him a little leather jacket in midnight blue. He is a thug, a stunning little predator, handsome, hard headed, a little bruiser,” Stephanie Grey, campaign manager Bird of the Year.

The Rec Centre is hosting an Easter fair. “It’s not all about sports,” says Laura Webster. Photo: Jo Richards.

rooms set up as a café space. All family members will be catered for – in more ways than one, says Laura. “There will be a children’s play area in the Community Room, with Tumble-time equipment and we’ll have some Easter activities, such as an egg-hunt and other fun things.” Laura says her aim is simply to organise a

great day out. “We are not looking to make any money. We’re only charging $20 per stall for inside and $15 for outside.” For more information, or to register as a stall-holder phone Laura on 525 9237 or sign up at: http://recparkcentre.co.nz/events/ golden-bay-easter-fair/

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Finding the lost gnomes of Takaka RONNIE SHORT

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Two of New Zealand’s most respected international jazz musicians Nathan Haines and Jonathan Crayford join forces with Indian born tabla player Manjit Singh for a special one-off concert fusing improvised jazz, Indian classical and electronica. Nathan was appointed Musical Director of the APRA Silver Scrolls in 2019, and his first job was to engage Jonathan Crayford to write musical arrangements. The pair worked and performed alongside Manjit and members of his Takadimi Ensemble to present a stunning version of the Silver Scroll finalist song, Olympic Girls by Tiny Ruins, considered a highlight of the awards. All three musicians are masters of their craft and this very special concert will be a unique opportunity to see and hear these world class performers at close quarters in the relaxed and intimate atmosphere of The Mussel Inn. https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2020/nathan-hainesjonathan-crayford-and-manjit-singh/golden-bay At the Mussel Inn on Sunday 15 March.

GIVEAWAY We have a pair of tickets and a signed CD from Nathan Haines’ latest re-relased album Shift Left (25th anniversary edition double CD) up for grabs. To enter the competition email your details to: admin@gbweekly.co.nz by Monday 9 March. The winner will be announced in the 15 March edition.

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Above: Georgina West with her gnomes. Photo: Ronnie Short. Right: The plaster is removed revealing the latex mould. Photo: Ronnie Short.

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The Lost Gnomes of Takaka! Uniquely hand crafted, these sassy Gals have attitude, (and then there’s George!!)

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Artist Georgina West, known for Georgeous Designs and the brightly coloured, corrugated metal flowers she creates, has uncovered a unique breed of gnomes in Golden Bay. Quirky and hand-crafted, The Lost Gnomes “…are a reflection of Takaka and its colourful community, along with making social comment about the world they live in,” claims Georgina. Made from strong, quality concrete, the gnome figures are firstly made from clay, which remains unfired, then Georgina paints liquid latex over top. Plaster of Paris is layered over the top, which, when hardened, is opened to reveal the latex mould within. The concrete mix is poured into the mould and left to harden for two days before the gnome is removed. The concrete sculpture then dries off for a week before being painted, or finding a home as is. The painting process requires wetting the concrete before applying a watery acrylic paint mix, so that it “wicks” into the concrete. Several layers may be required before finishing off with a clear lacquer, which gives a little gloss to each completed character. Georgina is a qualified art teacher and has also studied engineering. Recently she taught in China, then at a local school back in New Zealand, but had a desire to use her creativity and be self-employed again. With her corrugated flowers, and now with the birth of her character gnomes, she is doing just that. The gnome figurines are fun, frivolous and flauntingly female, which Georgina says, “kind of goes against tradition, when you look at gnomes. There’s only one female in the Smurfs.” A sculpture of Venus de Milo, for example, is a celebration of femininity, with attention to detail, including body hairs and painted fingernails. Male gnomes are also emerging, such as a Health and Safety gnome in a g-string, holding a sign and drinking beer. Georgina says that the sculptures reflect aspects of the imperfections in all of us. The Lost Gnomes have to be seen to be fully appreciated. Several have surfaced in Earth Gems and others can be found at the Village Market in Takaka.

Phone 525 9868

MUNRO HOTEL GROUP Violinist Fiona Pears and guitarist Connor Hartley-Hall share a love of Gypsy jazz. This music was originally made famous by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and French virtuoso violinist Stéphane Grappelli, when they formed the Quintette du Hot Club de France back in the 1930s. The music Fiona and Connor will be performing in their upcoming shows will be a mix of fiery Gypsy jazz, heartwarming ballads and some well known classics such as Czardas and Sabre Dance. Violinist and composer Fiona Pears, has performed and recorded internationally over the past 15 years. She has also been a soloist with the Liverpool Philharmonic, Christchurch Symphony and Trust Waikato Symphony orchestras. Guitarist Connor Hartley-Hall grew up in Akaroa. As a teenager he found a passion for improvisation and over the past 10 years has been performing in a myriad of settings. A master of the Gypsy Jazz style played by legends such as Django Reinhardt and Biréli Lagrène, Connor has made himself a name as one of the top guitarists in the country performing this style of music. For more information, please visit: fionapears.com The Mussel Inn, Monday 9 March, 8pm. Tickets $25 from eventfinda.co.nz 12

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CLASSIFIEDS SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro GOLF 19 February. Stableford: S Kerr 41, R Dyce 40, W Collie 40. Closest to pins: 3/12 J Solly, 8/17 R Dyce, 9/18 W Collie. Twos: S Kerr, L Trent (2), L Davidson. Two 7/16: B Waterhouse, R Dyce. 22 February. Nett: R Davis 64, J Thomason 70, G Little 70. Closest to pins: 3/12 L Trent, 4/13 & 8/17 R Davis, 9/18 R Hale. Twos: R Hale, R Miller, R Davis, R Westrupp. Happy wanderer: R Hale. Best gross: R Davis 70. BRIDGE 19 February. Bainham Pairs: N/S: L Godden/S Langford 62.86%, K Vanderstruys/D Sarll 62.8%, C Mead/J Beatson 60.24%; E/W: A Gray/P Finnigan 59.26%, M McKellar/C Furness 55.8%, J Cooper/M Bell 55.15%; h/cap: K Vanderstruys/D Sarll 71.30%, L Godden/S Langford 66.75%, C Mead/J Beatson 65.05%; E/W: A Gray/P Finnigan 73.71%, J Cooper/M Bell 63.13%, M McKellar/C Furness 61.76%. 21 February. Friday Champ Pairs: J Massey/Katrin 62.96%, P Wilson/B Wilson 56.17%, Christine Mead/David Sarll 54.58%; h/cap: J Massey/Katrin 70.81%, P Wilson/B Wilson 66.23%, Christine Mead/David Sarll 60.23%.


PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui

Update – February 2020 We are working hard to improve our health services, in order to meet your needs, so we want to let you know about some changes coming up to our urgent care service. In an emergency, nothing is going to change… 1. Any time you have a “life threatening” emergency… ring 111; 2. during opening hours, if you have an emergency, you can come to the medical centre;

Creative Communities funding applications now open! If you have a community arts project that needs funding to make it happen, you should apply now. Applications close 10 March 2020. For more information and to apply, visit tasman.govt.nz/creative-communities

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3. If unsure, phone us on 03 525 0060 for assistance.

Promotional Stock Coordinator We’re seeking a proactive individual who is good with numbers to join our Commercial Procurement team working in an exciting and fast paced environment for NZ’s favourite online retailer of natural health products. You will be an excellent problem solver, have strong Excel/spread sheeting and communication skills, be process-driven and systematic while working in a collaborative team environment. Key responsibilities include: • Forecast and coordinate promotional ordering • Monitoring inventory to inform purchasing activities • Pricing management • Manage, communicate and negotiate with suppliers • Purchasing analysis and reporting Previous experience with ERP (NetSuite, Oracle, SAP) or similar systems is favourable. Demonstrable prior procure-to-pay, purchasing or wider commercial experience would be ideal. Knowledge of supply chain, online retail, inventory management or the NZ natural wellness market place would be a bonus. This permanent part-time role is based in our Collingwood offices. To request a job description and application form; or to send your CV and cover letter, please contact: recruitment@healthpost.co.nz Applications close 9 March 2020

AGM NOTICES GOLDEN Bay Pony Club AGM, at Pony Club grounds Kotinga, 7pm, Monday 2 March. GOLDEN Bay Orchestra Society Inc AGM, 17 March, 7pm at the Music Room GBHS. All welcome.

If your need isn’t urgent, for example - can wait for another day, phone us and ask for a “routine appointment”. WHAT IS NEW… from Tuesday 17 March 2020,if you think you need to see us urgently on the day, please phone us first thing in the morning, for a ‘Triage call back’ from one of our medical team. A doctor, nurse practitioner or nurse will call you back (usually within 30-45 minutes) and ask you some questions. We might be able to give you all the help you need to save you from coming into the health centre, for example a prescription or advice. If we do need to look you over, we will give you an appointment to come in. This new service is designed to: 1. avoid unnecessary travel; 2. help improve waiting times and 3. ensure you and your whanau get to see the right person at the right time. Also, are you registered on ‘My Indici’ yet? You can make your own appointments, view your test results, request repeat prescriptions and email your doctor very easily, at a time that is convenient for you, using the “My Indici” Portal.

$8,000 Community Grant 14th Round

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

Applications Close: 5pm, Tuesday 31st March 2020 Application forms to be collected from the Country Store Mon-Fri: 8am – 5pm & Sat: 9am – 12pm Enquiries ph: 929 7519

Ring one of our friendly receptionists and they will help you get set up. Phone 03 525 0060 and ask to register on ‘My Indici.’

RECENT AGM / Hui ā tau - Nō nā tata nei ORGANISATIONS may have their committee members’ names printed in this column for free only if emailed to admin@ gbweekly.co.nz

PUBLIC NOTICES / Pānui a whānui CAFÉ to lease: On Commercial Street, Takaka. Good position with loads of potential. Pavement café seating options and car parking. Available now. Details on request. Txt 020 4111 2626 with your phone number and email. WOMAD flights, Takaka return from $560. Ph 027 525 7383.

AL-ANON: Are you affected by someone else’s drinking? Weekly meetings 1.30pm Monday at the Catholic Hall. All welcome. Phone 0508 425 2666. ALCOHOLICS Anonymous. If you want to drink that’s your business. If you want to stop we can help. Meeting Thursdays 7pm, Catholic Church Hall. Ph 0800 229 6757. FRESH FM needs your help. Are you willing to host a fundraising event to support local radio? Or help run one? We’re a Charitable Trust – a $30 donation on our website freshfm.net is tax deductible. Email Maureen: takaka@freshfm.net or ph 525 8779, 027 335 1395. GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays. GB Weekly: Paradise Entertainment, Takaka and Collingwood On the Spot store are The GB Weekly’s agents. Or you can email us at admin@gbweekly.co.nz. Please see the website www. gbweekly.co.nz for advert pricing and to read previous editions of the paper. Our new phone number is 027 525 8679 and office hours are Monday-Wednesday, 9am-5pm. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2020

You are welcome to attend You areBays welcome toHealth’s attend Nelson Primary Nelson Bays Primary Health’s Open Board Meeting Open Board Meeting When: Thursday 5 March 2020 at 10.00am When: ThursdayMarae, 5 March at Valley 10.00am Where: Onetahua 72 2020 Pohara Road, Where: Onetahua Marae, 72 Pohara Valley Road, Pohara, Golden Bay Pohara, Golden Bay A Powhiri will be held from 10.00am with the A Powhiri be held from 10.00am with the open Board will meeting commencing following this. open BoardForum meeting following this. A Public willcommencing be held for 30 minutes. A Public Forum will be held for 30 minutes. For more information, please call 03 543 7850 For more information, please call 03 543 7850 Nelson Bays Primary Health leads and coordinates Nelson Bays Primary andcommunity coordinates primary health careHealth within leads the local primary health within the local community for thecare Nelson Tasman area. for the Nelson Tasman area.

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TRADES AND SERVICES / Mahi a ratonga ACCOUNTANT. Long-standing market leader with unbeatable professional qualifications and experience. Warn & Associates, ph 525 9919. 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 taxayton@gmail.com

ALL your garden needs, ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. References available. ARBORIST. Certified. The Tree Doctor, all aspects of tree care. Free quotes. Ph Chris 021 0264 7942. ARBORIST, qualified, ph Jack Stevens 021 211 5580.

ARCHITECTURAL design, residential building. Ph Peter Fersterer 525 8132. CARS, 4WD, caravans removed. Will buy some models. Ph 020 4167 1519.

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. COMPUTER and smartphone sales, repairs and solutions. Supporting all Windows and Apple products. Conveniently located at 65 Commercial Street or available by appointment on 027 831 4156. COMPUTER services. GBTech, experienced technical support for Golden Bay since 2012. Ph Warwick 027 814 2222. ELECTRICIAN. For all your electrical needs please contact Chris from I electrical. Free quotes given. Ph 021 0852 4453. ELECTRONICS repairs: Cell phones, computers, radios, TVs, HiFi and more! Ph 027 246 2432. ELECTRICIANS. Fuse Electrical Golden Bay. Ready to solve all your electrical needs. Ph Thomas 525 9300, 027 788 8500.

REPAIR & CERAMIC REPAINTING of tubs & basins - fast & affordable

FREEVIEW satellite TV. Ph 027 246 2432. GARDENING services. Ph Carlos 027 751 9730. GB CHIMNEY SWEEPING, SPIDER AND FLY SPRAYING Ph 524 8795 or 027 434 5405 GIBSTOPPING /coving (NCPB qualified). Local friendly service. Ph Rob McDonald Plastering, 027 712 2552. GOLDEN BAY DIGGER HIRE 1.7 tonne. Ph 027 713 0684

GOLDEN BAY ROOFING. Re-roof, repairs, maintenance. goldenbayroofing@yahoo.com, ph 027 395 0037. GOLDEN Bay Storage, Takaka. Dry, safe, secure, alarmed, insurance approved. Furniture trailer available. Ph Rob and Marg 525 9698, 027 222 5499, goldenbaystorage@gmail. com

GREEN Grass Accounting. MYOB Partner and Xero Certified. Local accountant providing business and personal accounting services. Ph Robert 029 775 6459 or email robert@ greengrassaccounting.co.nz. GREENREAPER. Property maintenance, landscape and garden designs. Ph Alexis 021 0239 1364. References available. HEAT pump installation, sales and servicing. Ph Dave McKay 027 404 4740, 525 8538. HELPING HANDS ph 525 6226. Te Whare Mahana Supported Employment. Lawnmowing, line trimming, garden maintenance, riparian planting, scrub-cutting, gutter cleaning, recycling, pothole repair, waterblasting, window cleaning, house moves. How can we help? LAWNMOWING. Pakawau, Bainham, Takaka to Wainui. Ph N Shaw 525 7597, 027 212 4020. niallshaw_6@hotmail.com

LEADLIGHT repair and design. Ph 027 312 3599.


NGANGA PICTURE FRAMING, Collingwood, enquiries ph 021 107 6312, 524 8660. Expert framing by a professional artist. ORANGE Rentals have rental cars, trailers and a furniture trailer available for hire. Ph 027 337 7147. PAINTING. Quality, efficient service, available now. Ph Luca Borrelli 022 086 1842. PATONS ROCK STORAGE. Modern, insurance-approved, alarmed. Self-locking various sized units, some 24/7. Owner lives on premises. Ph Gavin 525 9956. 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. PET care and animal grooming. Ph Kirsty 027 312 3599. PORTABLE SAW MILLING. High yield, low waste, bandsaw milling. Great for dimensional timber or flitches. Suitable for any log size on any site. Ph Tim 524 8997, 027 714 4232.

SEWING SERVICE, NEEDLES, THREADS, WOOL, BEADS. Stitch ‘n Sew ph 525 8177. STORAGE /container hire. Your place (anywhere) or mine (Takaka). Ph Cheryl at Orange Mechanical Ltd 525 9991. SUMMER pruning. Soil testing. Permaculture design. Organic gardening advice/mentoring. Edible landscaping. Sol Morgan, GroWise Consultancy, ph 027 514 9112. TAKAKA Self Storage, Commercial Street. Have containers (new) available. Excellent security, cameras etc. Ph 525 6181. TREE removal, confined area felling, chipping, chipper hire. Fully insured. Ph 525 7597, 027 212 4020.

WATER TANKS CLEANED. Ph Chris 525 9153. WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726.

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NEW PREMISES: 33 King Edward Street Opposite Motueka Farm Machinery

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EXTERIOR CLEANING  ROPE ACCESS - no scaffolding required for roof washing  SOFT WASH building process - no damaging high pressure  GUTTER cleaning, SURFACE cleaning and WATERBLASTING  DECK cleaning and restoration SOME JOBS RECENTLY COMPLETED: Hammer Hardware, Wholemeal Cafe, Penguin Cafe, HealthPost and lots of locals’ homes.

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Ph Tony 027 354 0500 or 525 9843


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021 904 066 NEUROLINX. Masters Proficiency Certified. For all health challenges and well-being. Insomnia, digestion, headaches, back pain.

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HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora ACUPUNCTURE: Lynne Cooper providing private and ACC injury treatments. 54 Commercial Street. Ph/txt 027 221 0045. AROHA Health Spa. Massage, advanced clinical massage, myofascial release, hot stone and relaxation, infrared sauna, spa bath, facials, holistic health and more. Open Tuesday-Sunday from 9.30am, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. Ph 525 8870. CAROLYN Simon Craniosacral therapist, naturopath, medical herbalist. Personalised flower essences. Ph 525 8544, text 027 483 5865.

Private clinic with Registered Nurse every Friday at Removal Golden Bay Community Health

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COMPLETE Healthcare with NIS by Neurolink, using neuroscience principles to achieve optimum health. 2019 Masters series. Practitioner Anne Michell. Ph 525 8733 or 027 751 7970. HAIR REVOLUTION. Excellence in hairdressing, waxing and facials. Feel beautiful. Ph 525 9898. IRIDOLOGY readings, herbal medicine, Reflexology, Reiki. Lisa Williams, ph 525 6150, txt 027 451 9797, www. goldenbayiridology.com

JAPANESE massage for women: Deep tissue, aromatherapy massage, in Collingwood, 24 years’ of experience, therapist school teacher. Discounted first treatment - 40% off = $80 (normally $130) for two hours. Gift voucher available. Please txt Minnie for booking 027 820 1008. KINESIOLOGY. For an appointment please ph/txt Mark Bonar 027 588 2462.

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MASSAGE AND REIKI. Emma Sutherland (Ameliorate). First one-hour treatment - $35 for GB locals. www.ameliorate.nz. Ph 027 487 2639. MASSAGE: Bowen, zero balancing, Kinesiology, $50 treatments! Ph Thomas 022 160 9101.

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

MASSAGE and trigger point therapy for chronic muscular pain, dysfunction, sports performance. Specialising in unresolved muscular pain. 20 years’ experience. Ph Paul 027 772 7334, 54 Commercial Street. ORTHOBIONOMY®. Positional release technique will help body balance and self-correct. Ph Susan 525 9795.

REFLEXOLOGY: Relaxing and balancing. For an appointment ph/txt Ariane Wyler 021 02 607 607. SIMON Jones: Counselling, mediation, coaching. 28 years’ experience. Member NZAC. Ph 525 8542.

Collingwood Health Centre Physiotherapist: Anel Baker Mondays, and Thursday mornings Phone: 021 0534 337 THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2020

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FOR SALE / Hei hokohoko WANAKA holiday timeshare week for sale, sleeps six. Txt 027 525 9922. GOLDEN Bay Motorcycles. Suzuki GL500 twin, 2007, excellent order, 14,173 miles, 22,809 km, pack, frame, security cable, tool kit. Bike has not been ridden in rain. Owned by two elderly bikers. Always garaged. Great commuter bike. $3,400. Ph 027 525 9398, 21 Commercial Street, Takaka.

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SAFETY glass. Residential or commercial. See Golden Bay Glass. 96 Commercial St. Ph 525 7274.

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LAYING hens, $35; pullets, $25; chicks, $15. Black Orpingtons plus Buff or Speckled Sussex. Ph 525 8416 or tuatara11@hush. com

SLASH your electricity bill. Install a grid-connect PV system. Professional design and install. Ph Paul Stocker, Azimuth Renewables, 525 6019.

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ROYAL Enfield 350 Classic 2017, only 3436km, fully serviced, current reg and WOF, $4700. Ph 027 525 8840. Can be viewed at Golden Bay Motorcycles.

NATIVE plant nursery (TLC), native trees and grasses available. Ph 525 6183.

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FIREWOOD SECONDS. Load your own, $20 per car trailer. This Saturday, 8am-12pm, Bay Firewood, 315 Takaka-Collingwood Highway. Ph 027 769 6348.

FIREWOOD: Douglas fir, pine, beech and gum. Delivering now. Also kindling. Ph Bay Firewood 027 769 6348.

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PROPERTY WANTED / Rawa hiahia SINGLE, mature male looking for permanent accommodation. Have references. Ph 020 4120 0710. FULL time working professional couple in mid-30’s looking for a cottage or two- to three-bedroom house between Takaka and Rockville. We do have a cat which is bird trained. Ph/txt

020 4112 7051. PROPERTY or land (maximum 6ha) within 25 minutes of Takaka. Private, sunny, distant views. dth@slingshot.co.nz TO rent, two- to three-bedroom home close to town. Please ph Kim 027 408 6204.

MINI Countryman, 2016, NZ new, two NZ owners. 25,000km, very good condition. Owner lives overseas, must sell. $25,000 ono. Ph 027 608 9341. MITSUBISHI Colt Plus hatchback, registered November 2009. 68,300km, current WOF and reg. Offers. Ph 524 8062. SUZUKI GB250, 1987. Great all round condition. Ready to ride. Ph 525 7699. SPRITE caravan, 1978, electrical certificate and WOF. $5500. Ph 027 920 8626.

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25 Tata Heights, Takaka

7ha Parapara Valley Road, Collingwood

TATA TEMPTATION This is the only beach house for sale in Tata Beach - and you'll be lucky if you get more than a couple of chances per year to buy in this sought after location. What's more, this one's not beachfront, so it's not a ridiculous price!! What will you offer for this well presented 3 bedroom house? Check out the video and jump in before it sells!

THE HEART OF GOLDEN BAY! Looking for land to love in the Bay, here it is! Literally right in the HEART of Golden Bay, is a HEART shaped Freehold Title comprising 7.1ha native bush. The tidal waters of Parapara Estuary laps at the Esplanade Reserve which embraces your Northern boundary and the land rises to 5m above sea level on a level with the Parapara Valley Road. There are no services, but we have high sunshine hours and good rainfall if you want to be self sufficient, or the main power supply is nearby. Meet us onsite to explore. Go on, you will LOVE it!

Set Date of Sale: Closes 1:00 pm 24th March 2020 Viewing: 12:00 - 12:30 pm Sunday 1st March www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20966

Tender: Closes 1:00 pm 19th March 2020 Viewing: Meet Billy onsite SUNDAY 2pm Sharp! www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20968

Now Priced

5 Bay View Terrace, Patons Rock

THE "FAMILY CAMP" AT PATONS ROCK Think you can't afford to buy at Patons Rock - think again! Here is a fantastic opportunity to secure your summer Camp with amenities! This garage conversion offers a bedroom, living and ablutions and it's only a short stroll down the hill to the beach! Chances like this do not come up often.

Price: $350,000 Viewing: by appointment www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20954

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This 3.9ha (nearly 10 acres) lifestyler is less than ten minutes' drive from Takaka and offers not ONE but TWO dwellings and some interesting facets of income-producing potential as part of the big picture. Immaculately presented inside and out, there is so much to see here - give me a call to see how this could work for you, your extended family or even a good friend with whom you may wish to realise that co-operative vision. No open homes, call me to view. www.goldenbayproperty.com Ref: GB3768 Agent: Paul McConnon ph 0275 042 872

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EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē ANATOKI SALMON. Land your own lunch or order from the menu. Open 7 days, 9am-4.30pm. Ph 525 7251. ARCHWAY CAFÉ, open for the season. Closed Tuesdays. Located beside the car park at Wharariki Beach.

COURTHOUSE CAFÉ, Collingwood. Open 8am-4pm. Last week for pizzas Thursday, Friday nights. Next week Saturday nights only, 5-8pm. Ph 524 8194. CURRY LEAF. Open 7 days, 11.30am til late. Chef-made food, takeaway prices. Ph 525 8481. Phone orders welcome. DANGEROUS KITCHEN. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days from 9am till 8.30pm. For bookings and takeaways ph 525 8686.

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restaurant café & bar

Open 7 days from 11am 90 Commercial St

DE-LISH DELICATESSEN. Sumptuous, delicious food. Lunches, catering, coffee, chocolate, cheeses and epicure items. Eat-in or take out. Downtown Takaka. Ph 525 7111.

NUGGET CAFÉ, Mangarakau, Westhaven. Open Friday-Sunday, 11am to 4.30pm. Ph 524 8051.

OLD SCHOOL CAFÉ, Pakawau. Open 4pm-late, Thursday, Friday. 11am-late, Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Ph 524 8457. RATANUI LODGE. Elegant dining and premium NZ gin and tapas bar in Pohara. Open daily, 5pm-8pm. Set three-course menu changes daily - reservations essential by 12pm. www. ratanuilodge.com/menu. New tapas and gin menu in lounge or outside patio. Ph 525 7998. ROOTS BAR. Open 7 days, 11am-late. Gourmet wild burgers, open fire, good beer, good people. Ph 525 9592. STRAYBURGER: Burgers, salads, meals, shakes and more. Open 11am till late, Wednesday to Sunday, at The Telegraph Hotel. TAKAKA INFUSION, teahouse and bakery. Quality breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, European-style breads, espresso coffees, pastries and cakes. 30 Commercial St. Ph 525 7294. THE MUSSEL INN. Open 7 days, 11am til late.

TOTALLY ROASTED, Pohara, open 7 days for delicious counter food and cakes. Gluten-free options and daily menu available. Ph 525 9396. TOTOS CAFÉ PIZZERIA: Open 6 days from 10am to 6pm, weather permitting. Closed Fridays. Google or Facebook for updates. Ph 039 707 934, Totaranui hill. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2020

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MOHUA EATERY & BAR The PENGUIN has waddled off and the has flown JOSEPH in! E shona@shonasrent WILL MOHUA BE SHOWCASING www.shonasrental PARKER RETURNING TO9PM THE RING All Day menu 11ON Afrom BIG5:30PM 86” TVonwards Table service BIG 86” TV for Rugby & Sporting Events

6 FIGHTS IN TOTAL Venue hire & Catering options (PARKER IS THE UNDER CARD) Great selection of beer on tap Highlighted fights PARKERCocktails V WINTERS MIKEY GARCIA V Options JESSIE VARGAS Takeaway

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525 9636

SUNDAY 1ST MARCH Ph: 03 525 7057 2PM ONWARDS 822 Abel Tasman Drive






Takeaways available too. Ph 525 9396.


GARDEN SANCTUARY CAFÉ at Aroha Health Spa. Organic coffee, herbal teas, fresh juices, light meals and treats. Open Tuesday-Sunday from 9.30am, 792 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara. MAD CAFÉ & RESTAURANT, Collingwood. Open TuesdaySunday, 8am-3pm, then 5-8pm for dinner. Closed Monday. Bookings ph 524 8660.

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BRIGAND CAFÉ. Open 7 days from 11am. Providers of great food and live entertainment. 90 Commercial Street, Takaka. Ph 525 9636. COLLINGWOOD TAVERN. Open 7 days, 9.30am till late. Takeaways, bottle store, bar and bistro. Ph 524 8160.

Experience Our Hands Approach & Call Us To

NOW OPEN FROM 5pm Amazing food, wines, beers, and service

Collingwood Hills. Ph 524 8692

Wholemeal Café Open Sat-Thurs 7.30-3.30 Fridays 7.30-8.30 Friday nights: Eat-in or take away. Ph 525 9426

‘the good people place’

coffee, lunch, beers, burgers, dinner, wine, fire, beers, lunch, beers, burgers 11am - late - 7 days a week - All meals available takeaway -

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

Gourmet food & burgers, Open fire, Good beer, Good people. www.rootsbar.co.nz

Ph: 525 9592


Sans Souci Inn

Open for evening meals (2019/20 season) Menu 2019/20 (bookings essential) Mon Anatoki Salmon with a ginger miso dressing and a basmati and quinoa mix. Beetroot kimchi and a crunchy salad with orange and mint $37.00 Tue Lamb fillets with chargrilled Mediterranean vegetables and a salsa verde. Nutty quinoa and mesclun salad $37.00 Wed Roasted Beef Rump with chimmichurri drizzle (Mexican herb dressing). Spicy potato and kumara crush. Avocado cream and a mixed salad with a sun-dried tomato dressing $37.00 Thu Malaysian fish baked in a rendang marinade with cashew coconut sauce. Cardamom jasmine rice, fruity salsa and a summer salad $35.00 Fri Venison Fillet with boysenberries and a parsnip and potato gratin. Salad of mesclun, apples, fennel and orange pickle with hazelnut dressing $38.00 Sat Lamb Fillets with Chraimeh (an Eastern spiced tomato sauce). Creamy pumpkin/kumara with dukkha sprinkle and a nutty couscous salad with whipped feta $38.00 Sun Slow-cooked Beef Fillet topped with mixed mushrooms and parmesan crisp. Roasted root vegetables. Mesclun salad with beetroot, blue cheese and walnut dressing $38.00 All meals include a bread and olive oil starter. Vegetarian and gluten-free options on request. Half portions for children available. A choice of freshly-made desserts is available every night. Dinner is served at 7pm. Bookings essential until 4pm. We are fully licensed.

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Fine Landscape Paintings - Reproduction Giclee Prints Studio Gallery of Peter Geen

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere SATURDAY 29 FEBRUARY AORERE FLOWER SHOW, Pakawau Hall. Entries to hall by 11am. Open 1pm-4pm. Sale table, second-hand books, afternoon tea. All welcome. Ph 524 8359.

SUNDAY 1 MARCH QIGONG (chi-kung), 3pm, Puramahoi Hall. Ph 027 525 7426.

TUESDAY 3 MARCH GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays. Late fees apply until 4pm Tuesdays. Paradise Entertainment and Collingwood On the Spot store are our agents. 76 Boyle Street (Golf Course Rd) Clifton, Takaka. Ph 525 7007. Open 10am-5pm. www.earthseagallery.com

WEDNESDAY 4 MARCH COSTUME HIRE. Playhouse, Park Avenue, 7-8.30pm. After hours ph Joan 525 8338 or Diane 525 8097, evenings. ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10am12.30pm, Onekaka Hall.

FRIDAY 6 MARCH WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE, Anglican Church, 42 Commercial Street at 2pm. Ecumenical. All welcome.

FREE Planting Natives Workshop


Learn about establishing native plantings and monitoring outcomes with scientist David Bergin

“Jochen & Cass” TONIGHT from 6.30-8.30pm

Golden Bay, Thursday 5th March 2020 (field trip 3-5pm, presentation 5-7pm)

Ph 525 8686

Email Sky Davies to register: skydavies@tet.org.nz This free workshop is kindly supported by:

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere

Coming events at

The Mussel Inn

Golden Bay Easter Fair Rec Park Centre, Golden Bay 12 April 2020 10am - 3pm

Sat 29th MUNDI – a duel of woodwind and strings, hypnotic grooves and haunting melodies, percussion and drums, dancing and merriment. $10 MARCH

For more information, or to book a stall, contact Laura on 027 525 9233 or visit www.recparkcentre.co.nz/events/golden-bay-easter-fair

Mon 2nd GOOD HABITS – eclectic indie-folk band from Manchester. Supported by LAURA-MAE. Tickets $15 at eventfinda; $20 on the door Thur 5th FLAMING MUDCATS – high energy guitar and harmonica Rhythm & Blues band. $10 Mon 9th to Friday 13th MUSSEL INN HOP HARVEST – all welcome (camping available) email haveabeer@musselinn.co.nz to register your interest and for more info


Mon 9th FIONA PEARS and CONNOR HARTLEYHALL. Tickets $25 at eventfinda

Programmes to listen out for Fresh Start Monday – Join Chris on Monday mornings for local news updates, feisty political opinions, awesome interviews, the occasional joke and lots and lots of existential philosophy. A morning show brought to you by a not-so-morning person. An interesting combination! See you all bright and early - Monday morning 7-9. Thanks to The GB Weekly for sponsoring the show. A BalanSING – GalanJAH selects foremost from Roots and Fruits of Sisterly Reggae, within a Global Musical Forest. A BalanSING is supported by The Roots Bar in Takaka and airs every 2nd Tuesday night at 9.00 and replays the following Friday at 12 noon. Yoga Beats – Spare a moment and join Sam Blanchard on Yoga Beats where she shares some ideas from the ancient world of Yoga that may lighten the load. Every fourth Friday at 10am, replaying following Friday at midnight. Yoga beats is kindly supported by The Courthouse Cafe in Collingwood.

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Thur 12th ANDREW WHITE, $10 Sat 14th MARCHFEST - Nelson beer festival – first glimpse of the STUNNED POSSUM Sun 15th NATHAN HAINES, JONATHAN CRAYFORD and MANJIT SINGH. Tickets $50 at eventfinda; $60 on the door Tues 17th SHADES OF SHAKTI - JUSTIN FIREFLY and the SHAKTI ENSEMBLE. $15 early bird; $20 (tickets at eventfinda); $30 on the door

Dolittle (PG) (Final) Comedy, Family, Fantasy Birds of Prey (R16) Harley Quinn, Action Sat The Biggest Little Farm (G) NZIFF USA, Doco La Belle Époque (M) NZIFF Comedy, Drama Sun 1917 (R13) Action, Drama, War The Extraordinary (M) Uplifting true story Mon The Biggest Little Farm (G) NZIFF Festival Hit Tue JoJo Rabbit (M) encore (Final) NZ, USA Wed La Belle Époque (M) NZIFF 1917 (R13) Golden Globes winner – Director, Drama Thu Matinee: The Biggest Little Farm (G) NZIFF The Extraordinary (M) French Subtitles Fri Frida: Viva La Vida encore (Final) Art, Doco Birds of Prey (R16) Sat 1917 (R13) (Final) Mr Jones (M) NZIFF Poland, UK, Ukraine Drama Sun Pangaea - Music Concert - Album Release Tour Tickets @ undertheradar.co.nz Door sales $20 8.00 La Belle Époque (M) NZIFF France, Subtitles (NZIFF – New Zealand International Film Festival) Fri

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For bookings phone 525 8453 Film information may be found at www.villagetheatre.org.nz


MAD Café & Restaurant Collingwood

NBS Takaka

Tinbum Triathlon


The Guitar Man BOBBY BROWN Saturday 29 Feb at 7pm Bookings and enquiries ph 021 107 6312 or 524 8660



Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park



300m Swim in chest-deep water

7km Mountain-bike ride

5km Run

Friday 29th February

subdivision audio presents WARP & PINO

Saturday 29th February




Individual: U14, U18, U40, U50, O50 (Male & Female)

Friday 13th March

Team: U14, U18, Open and Veteran O50 (Male/ Female/Mixed)


paper theives


Team Challenges: Business, Family, Fastest Overall

Saturday 21st March

lee scratch perry tribute




7.50am-9.00am at Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park

Saturday 28th March

Briefing (compulsory): 9.10am


Start: 9.30am


Entry Fees:

Individual adult $20, Junior $15,

Teams $45

COMING UP: ZNOUZECTNOST (CZ) // TECKNO PARTY // Gourmet food & burgers, Open fire, Good beer, Good people

Prize-giving: Approx.11.45am



This community fun event is a community youth sport fundraiser

CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAYS SACRED Heart Catholic faith community Takaka celebrate Mass on Sundays at 5pm, behind the historic church building in the former Catholic Hall. A warm welcome to all.

www.goldenbaytinbum.blogspot.co.nz or follow us on Facebook Golden Bay Tinbum Triathlon

"How to make friends with your mind"

CHRISTIAN Church of Golden Bay. Wednesday night service, 7pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall. Senior Pastor Phil Baker ph 525 8396.

Public Talk in Golden Bay

GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them each Sunday, 10am at Takaka and 4.45pm at Collingwood.

with Lharampa Geshe Jampa Tharchin

ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for Holy Communion at 10am. Rev Dr Don Fergus. Sermon: Shirley Murray Remembrance Service.

10am - 11:30am Saturday 7 March

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

By understanding our mind and learning to deal with ourselves and others in a gentle way we can transform our daily lives and relationships. Includes a guided meditation.

“I am the way the truth And the life” Jesus John 14:16

Sunday Service 10 am

All Welcome ☺

Includes Kids Program

Pastor: Rodney Watson 027 511 4266

Everyone warmly welcome - just drop in! By donation.

1000 acres of private West Coast to explore

The Sandcastle, 32 Haile Ln, Pohara 7183

Proudly sponsors Golden Bay Tide Watch

2 Commercial Street, Takaka ꟾ Ph 525 7305

Valid from Friday 28 February until Tuesday 3 March

Saturday: Northerlies with rain at times. Southwesterlies developing later and the rain clearing. Sunday: Southerlies dying out and seabreezes for a time. Mainly fine and mild by afternoon. Monday: Northerlies developing. Cloud increasing and a few drizzly showers from afternoon. Tuesday: Northerlies freshening. Cloudy with the odd shower, becoming more extensive later. Sollys Contractors are proud sponsors of this weather forecast.

Community Connection: 2nd & 4th Sundays in various formats & localities. Ph Rowan Miller 021 106 8461.


Golden Bay weather forecast Friday: Mild northerlies. A few showers, mainly west of Collingwood otherwise cloudy periods..

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Celebration Sunday : 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays each month, 10:30am at Anglican Hall, Haven Rd, Collingwood. Ph Robin & Lauren Swafford 524 8498.

03 524 8711 info@tehapu.co.nz www.tehapu.co.nz

03 5432021 Chandrakirti meditate@chandrakirti.co.nz Meditation Centre www.chandrakirti.co.nz

93 Commercial St, Takaka. www.godunlimited.org Ph: 525 9265 Includes Kids program

Kahurangi Christian Church

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Ph: (03) 525 8800


OPEN HOME Sunday 1.00 - 1.30pm


Price: $2m


Price: $565,000

Situated approx. 1.5 hours from Takaka, this totally unique 192.63ha property is a rare find. The drive out is beautiful, rugged West Coast scenery. Located next to the Anatori River with 2 powered building sites & a 2-bay shed. Est. orchard with a variety of fruits. Genuine enquiries only. Viewings are strictly by appt & weather dependant. Ref: GB3772 Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577 or sarah@goldenbayproperty.com James Mackay 027 359 0892 or james@goldenbayproperty.com

This large, 4 bdrm villa has all the character & charm you would expect from a 1920’s family home. Beautiful grounds, established trees & gardens - all set on 2529m2. Plenty of room for the kids to kick a ball or play cricket. Set back privately from the road, no close neighbours, 2 car garaging & workshop space. A great rural outlook with expansive views of the mountain ranges. Only several minutes drive to town & schools. Ref: GB3764 Paul McConnon 0275 042 872 or paul@goldenbayproperty.com





Built in 1916, this lovely villa has been lovingly cared for by the same family for the last 72 years. With a very private backyard - just perfect for your family - close to schools & town. Make your own family memories here. Call me to view. Ref: GB3766

With a secure tenancy, full chattels and an excellent local client base, this little café has been operating successfully for 9 years. Currently 6 days per week, catering Asian & Kiwi cuisine. Call me for further details. Ref: GBC3755

Price By Negotiation

Price: $110,000+GST (if any)

James Mackay 027 359 0892

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840




This very tidy 3 bdrm home built in 2010 on an easycare 737m2. plenty of storage, dble gge, & sep. workshop, logfire & dble glazing for winter warmth. Gas for water heating & cooking. Est. tidy gardens. 5mins to Póhara Beach. Call me Ref: GB3761


4.9ha property, private and featuring stunning views across to Farewell Spit and beyond. A lease of the land provides an income and the property is very private from the road. Spacious home plus a 2 bdrm cottage for the ‘extras’! Call me Ref: GB3679 for further information.


Price: $930,000+GST (if any)

James Mackay 027 359 0892

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840




On the pinnacle of Póhara, this stunning, architecturally designed home (by Arthouse, Nelson) has the best panoramic view of the Bay, the western ranges, including the Takaka Valley. A thoughtfully designed home showcasing the views & incorporating high quality specifications throughout. 4 bdrm/2 bthrm plus a dble garage. Has this peaked your interest? Contact Annie for more information. Annie Telford 027 249 1408

99 BAY VISTA DR, PÓHARA $255,000 This 3457m2 section is one of the last avail. waiting to be built on in the area. Great Bay views towards Tata Islands, Tarakohe harbour & beyond. Sloping, native bush in gully. Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577 Ref: GB3718



Elevation, privacy, views, energy self sufficiency, 3 bdrms, spacious, vaulted ceilings, macrocarpa timber features, plentiful water supply, orchard, berry & veggie gardens are just some of the winning features of this 13ha property…… Ref: GB3740

YAY! Summer is not over yet & my purchasers have been dreaming about spending many happy holidays in their new beach home at Tata. Let me help you buy or sell your holiday dreams…. Annie Telford 027 249 1408

Price: $1.325m

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

Paul McConnon Salesperson 0275 042 872

Annie Telford Salesperson 0272 491 408

Sarah-Jane Brown Salesperson 0274 222 577

James Mackay Principal / AREINZ / B.Com

027 359 0892

Belinda J Barnes Agent / AREINZ 021 236 2840

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