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Tiny Lifestyle to go large

Small team, big idea: From left, Reggie Luedtke, Simone Kidner (with Esme), Liv Scott and Graeme Scott in front of their development site. Photo: Jo Richards. JO RICHARDS

One couple’s dream of creating an ecovillage in Golden Bay is about to become a reality following their purchase of a large tract of residential land on the edge of Takaka. Graeme and Liv Scott are no strangers to sustainable building; they co-founded Tiny Lifestyle along with architect Simone Kidner, and other social entrepreneurs and investors, specifically to develop and construct a range of healthy homes out of locally-sourced, naturally-resistant timbers. The couple also devised Golden Bay’s Living Wood Fair and run Golden Frames Woodworking School. Graeme says the 14.5-hectare site, located directly opposite Golden Bay High School at the corner of Meihana Street and Rototai Road, is ideal for their development. “It’s a great piece of land; it’s residential, flat, it’s close to the school and you can walk to town. It ticks so many boxes it would be crazy to lose the opportunity.” Now they have acquired the real estate, the team can begin to plan their field of dreams. “Once you have the land, you can start

visualising it,” says Liv. Helping them visualise the village, the community has already provided input through Tiny Lifestyle’s co-housing picnics, and Graeme says such involvement is a key part of their ethical business culture. “It’s a new, dynamic way of doing business based on honesty, transparency, communication and conflict resolution.” It is still a business, however, and that means the money needs to be managed. “We’ve got a lot of good minds supporting us, giving us advice on financial stuff,” says Liv. As a result of that advice, the couple formed Mohua Ventures Limited to purchase and develop the site. Having recently paid the deposit on the land Graeme explains they are now seeking to raise the balance through selling shares in the company. “The earlier people invest, the better the rate of return.” Liv says that the design of the development is a work in progress. “At the moment it’s really open.” She outlines one option. “In our co-housing model everyone has their own private dwelling; they will own that and the land immediately around it and own a share

of communal space, including a hall, a dining area, kitchen and spare bedrooms.” That may not necessarily be the outcome, however, says Liv. “We have a few different models – all affordable, but we want the community to be happy with what we do. The most important thing is that we work really hard to make sure it’s non-toxic.” Graeme says that some key issues will be discussed at the next co-housing picnic on 14 March at the Sustainable Living Centre. “We will investigate a constitution - the guidelines governing the ownership and management of the village.” As they begin the planning process, Graeme accepts that council rules and regulations, for example on minimum floor height levels, will place some limits on their ambitions. “We’ll put in a pre-application to see what the first hurdle will be.” But while there is a long way to go, he is happy to be taking such a bold step. “It’s realising a 20-year dream. Sometimes the stars do align; a whole load of people on the same page at the same time.”

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A decision from the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) on the Te Waikoropupū Springs and the Arthur Marble Aquifer Water Conservation Order looks imminent. But it may not be the final word on the controversial proposal. A post on the EPA’s website states, “The hearing for this application closed in August 2018. The Special Tribunal members have nearly completed their recommendation to the Minister for the Environment and expect to deliver the final report in February 2020. The report will be made publicly available.” The statement is backed up by Minister for the Environment David Parker in his recent letter to founder and keeper of Save Our Springs Steve Penny. But the minister goes on to explain that, when the decision is released, parties dissatisfied with the content of the WCO will have the opportunity to subject it to further scrutiny. “At that time submissions may be made to the Environment Court, which may cause the court to conduct a public enquiry in respect of the report.” Should this not eventuate, Mr Parker will be the final arbiter. “If no submissions are made to the Environment Court, I will make a decision to either accept the report of the tribunal, or state my reasons for not doing so to the House. The applicant and every person who has made a submission will be provided with written notification of any of these steps within 20 days.” It’s taken a lot of time and effort to reach this stage. The original application for the WCO, drafted by joint applicants Ngāti Tama Ki Te Waipounamu Trust and Andrew Yuill, was lodged with the Minister for the Environment in April 2017. The minister formally accepted the application on 5 June 2017, before referring it to a Special Tribunal for consideration. The subsequent tribunal hearing, which ran over a period of four weeks, closed in August 2018. Andrew is frustrated that, while the deliberations continue, nutrient concentrations appear to be increasing. “It’s 20 months since the WCO hearings closed, longer than anyone expected. In that time nitrate-N at the springs has risen to 0.52 milligrams per litre - higher than ever before, and 30 per cent higher than when Friends of Golden Bay started monitoring four years ago.” In his letter to Steve Penny, the minister reiterates the current administration’s determination to address water quality... Continued on page 4

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Golden Bay took another step on the road to sustainability last weekend. Across two days of discussions at the Sustainable Living Centre, presenters, facilitators and participants began to shape the vision and strategy required to achieve a truly sustainable community. Sustainability is not just about protecting the environment; social and economic health are also essential factors. So, while many of the sessions stressed the need to reduce waste, pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and habitat loss, the importance of social cohesion, individual wellbeing and the local economy were also recognised. Making food sustainable Food – produc tion, preparation and distribution – incorporates all these sustainability factors and featured strongly on the weekend’s discussion menu; Sol Morgan’s morning tour of the Community Gardens, which opened the event, was followed by a discussion on food security, a demonstration of fermentation, plus presentations on biodynamics, running a small food business, and an innovative packagingfree frozen food system. Speaker Robin McCurdy argued that sustainable local food production would help to establish food security, allowing the Bay to feed itself without the need for overthe-Hill imports. Such “food sovereignty”, she said, was achievable thanks to the Bay’s range of micro-climates, soil types, fertility materials, wild foods and, last but not least, expertise. “We have such a rich resource…all the ingredients are here.” Robina believes this must happen before the current food supply system is seriously disrupted. “We need a plan before the crisis hits big time.” A key part of such a plan, she explained, would involve the cultivation of staple foodstuffs such as root crops and cereals as well as investing in locally-based processing equipment. Tim and Deborah Rhodes presented their solution to the problem of food packaging - an innovative frozen food ball product that dispenses slow-cooked food through a fast, robotic, container-

Creating a vision: Debbie Pearson facilitated the closing session. Photos: Jo Richards.

based system. The Ferntown dairy farmers recently formed Container Food Limited to develop the concept and deliver it to the market. Deborah explained how the “container bot” integrated system of frozen food balls, microwave heating and automatic washing, plus reuseable plates and cutlery, would allow customers to pay and collect hot food and cold slushy drinks from a “holein-the-wall”. Tim pointed out that they still have to prove the technical and financial feasibility of the concept. “We need to get an idea of the cost before we make a proposal to potential investors.” Natural Building Housing – through construction and habitation – produces a variety of e nv i r o n m e n t a l i m p a c t s that need to be reduced or eliminated for a building to be deemed sustainable. Graeme and Liv Scott of Tiny Lifestyle focused on the common materials used in the building sector, highlighting the toxic chemicals routinely used to treat non-durable timber such as Pinus radiata. The couple, who are advocates of natural building, argue that there are several alternatives to treated timber that are naturally durable. “We use materials that are non-toxic, ethical and sustainable,” said Liv, before Graeme listed examples currently approved under national standards. “Douglas fir, larch and Lawson cypress are all acceptable solutions.” He closed by underlining the importance of a coordinated approach in the quest to

Deborah and Tim Rhodes are developing a frozen food ball system.

A break-out group exchanges ideas during the strategy workshop.

change the status quo. “It’s time to share knowledge and make progress.” Low-carbon transport No serious discussion of sustainability would ignore the issue of transport – and on this occasion it was left to Klaus Thoma to lead a conversation about reducing the Bay’s travel footprint. Given that an extensive public transport network is an unrealistic proposition for the Bay, Klaus concentrated on reducing emissions from private transport, which he referred to as “low-hanging fruit”. His solutions, including carpooling, car clubs and ride-sharing, have proved highly effective elsewhere, and have made some inroads in Golden Bay, but Klaus said that many are only partly applicable to the Bay. “We need to develop our own long-term travel arrangements.” His suggestion was electro-mobility – using electric cars, scooters and bikes – for

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Ginny Holland, left, gives a demonstration of food fermentation with help from the audience.

private transport, and proposed retro-fitting conventional vehicles with electric drives. Other topics aired over the weekend included natural wastewater treatment, empowering youth and improving personal health, plus demonstrations of a variety of artisanal crafts and acro yoga. Group discussions Both days closed with wide ranging conversations on sustainability. On Saturday afternoon, SLC coordinator Nina Sobhani hosted a panel discussion around three topics – the benefits of cooperating with people, regaining and maintaining health, and handling growth. Three panellists; Wayne Green of The Wholemeal Café, dairy farmer Corrigan Sowman and mental health worker Holly Bracknall thoroughly engaged with each topic, bringing their own particular insight, experience and expertise to the forum. The discussion on cooperation morphed into a conversation about the importance of connection; for Wayne this was exemplified by his relationship with coffee growers of East Timor, while for Corrigan it was the lack of connection farmers have with consumers. The contributions on personal well-being, both physical and mental, stressed how human health was critically dependant on a healthy environment. Corrigan drew attention to the growing realisation amongst

the farming community that safeguarding the health of their land was paramount. “Soil welfare is the next big thing.” The conversation about growth challenged conventional wisdom that it is a good thing, with Corrigan observing that it is possible to reduce farm inputs without affecting profitability. “We now use less feed, less fertiliser and have fewer cows.” Holly argued that increasing knowledge and understanding was an important social dimension of growth. “Learning is the growth, not the outcome of the change.” The final session of the weekend was a fully participative workshop, facilitated by Debbie Pearson, charged with creating a vision and strategy for a sustainable Golden Bay. The forum began with a brainstorm which produced a collection of words that described how participants wanted Golden Bay to look and feel in 2040. Break-out groups then began to work on the strategy required to fulfil the vision; firstly by taking stock of things already in place, before listing the areas that still need to be addressed. Debbie said that the workshop was part of an ongoing conversation with the community. “The plan is to continue with community engagement with different groups around the Bay – building up the picture as we go. Our


next community engagement is at the Easter Fair, where we there will be an interactive display for folk to input into.” Looking back - and forward Reflecting on the weekend, Community Gardens manager and co-organiser of the event Sol Morgan was clearly pleased with how it went. “I was really happy with the quality of presentations and those who attended it seemed to greatly enjoy the information and opportunity to share more ideas, especially at the panel discussion and sustainable strategy workshop.” He acknowledged all the contributors. “Special thanks to all the presenters who took the time to share their wonderful knowledge. Also, TDC for help with advertising and Wayne Green of the Wholemeal for ongoing support.” N i n a a d d e d h e r ow n tribute. “I’d like to give a special thanks to my volunteers who made the place look so tidy and nice and independently planned and cooked two delicious menus. A big thanks also to Andrew Wilson for taking photos.” She said that the hui was a valuable forum for exchange. “The coming together and sharing of ideas is important and inspiring.” Debbie says she is looking forward to completing the current phase. “In the end we will have a vision and strategy document that identifies what we want the future to look like, what we already have in place, what more we need, where we want to focus our efforts as a community to get there and how we will measure ‘success’ based on what we value.”




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Whilst we agree with last week’s letter from Bruce Collings (GBW 14/2), we should point out that there is considerable work being undertaken in Wellington around the calculation and funding of local board governance costs. Certainly, these issues must be satisfactorily addressed before any change is implemented. A local board would legally “share governance” with TDC and represents a significantly more empowered platform for community-level democracy than our community board. We would expect TDC to deal with a Golden Bay Local Board respectfully as equals on all local issues, including costs and delegations. But to get a seat at the ”negotiating table” we must first participate in the investigation process. Our community, in conjunction with the Commission, first needs to establish a consensus on our desired representation platform: a community board that makes recommendations to TDC (status quo); a community board with ad hoc delegated responsibilities from TDC (we think a waste of time and only marginally better); a local board “lite” (limited responsibilities allocated from the Commission – based on the Auckland experience we don’t see this platform meeting the needs of progressive, distinct and isolated communities like ours); or an empowered local board with responsibility for all nonregulatory and some regulatory local decision-making, putting our community in charge of its future, with potential to deliver real improvements in community well-being.

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The democratic right

I agree with Bruce Collings’ letter (GBW 14/2) that we are losing the democratic right to self determination. We lost it under the chairmanship of Richard Kempthorne. Golden Bay lost its heart when it was forced to join TDC by government direction. The opportunity of getting it back with the formation of a local board is a goal for all residents and ratepayers in our special and unique part of the top of the South. To allow a group of 11 councillors, who live over the hill, and over 100 public servants known as “staff“, who have no idea of the feelings of residents in Golden Bay, to determine our future is not just sad democracy, as Bruce puts it, but loss of the freedom and meaning of democracy. How our new representatives are able to voice, with vigour, the fact we want to govern our own future and resist any means TDC tries to maintain control over our desire for greater autonomy, will be a test for Celia Butler and Chris Hill to serve us. Never has there been a greater example of “the tail wagging the dog“. Will our new mayor allow us to be suppressed and put down by the power of TDC, invested in them by the Local Government Commission? We must be granted the right to have a local board. Reg Turner

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Continued from page 1 “The Government wants to see a material improvement in water quality within five years. To do this we need to limit the intensification of land use, introduce stronger freshwater quality limits, and enforce environmental rules and regulations. New rules will be in place later this year to stop the degradation of freshwater quality - a revised National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management and a new National Environmental Standard.” Andrew concurs, pointing out that some farmers have started to tackle the issue. “David Parker’s letter is to the point. We need stronger laws on freshwater quality and intensification of land use. Some farms are already making

improvements and recent case studies show reducing nitrate leaching can go hand in hand with higher farm profits. It would be great to see TDC promoting some of these developments. We urgently need to get those nitrate levels back down again.” With the WCO decision due to be released, the minister will soon have the opportunity to demonstrate the depth of this commitment, while TDC will have to determine the implications for land use and water regulation in the aquifer’s recharge zone. For more information, go to: https://www.epa.govt.nz/ public-consultations/in-progress/te-waikoropupu-springs/

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21 FE BRUARY 2020

Summer events

Water restrictions in place

Fire danger in reserves

Join in the fun at one of the last few events taking place over the next week!

A range of restrictions are now in place for most water permit holders. Council is contacting all permit holders with the relevant information. You can also visit the website, tasman.govt.nz/link/water-restrictions.

As the fire risk continues to increase, access to some Council reserves has been closed. While there are no closures in Golden Bay at the time of writing, everyone is asked to be aware of the dangers and to visit the reserves early in the morning or in the evening, when the fire risk is lower. If you see smoke or any sign of fire, please call 111 immediately.

Flash Electrical Beach Fun Day Wed 26 Feb, 5.30pm, Kaiteriteri Beach. FREE.

Pōhara Valley wastewater pump station upgrade We are replacing the existing Pōhara Valley pump station with a new one and replacing some old pipework. The new pump station will include emergency storage chambers and odour treatment equipment. The old pump station will be decommissioned and removed. The road shoulder will be closed at the intersection of Abel Tasman Drive and Pōhara Valley Drive so please slow down and take care.



There are also water restrictions in place on many of the public reticulated supplies around the district. Even if you aren’t currently affected by water restrictions, please conserve water as much as possible. There are lots of easy ways to save water, visit tasman.govt.nz/water-saving-tips.

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Peppers (otherwise known by their generic name Capsicum) have been an important part of humans’ diet since before 7500BC. There are over 25 different species and thousands of varieties today. Because of their popularity in world cuisine, many selections have been made over the years, resulting in a huge choice for the grower and discerning consumer. Nowadays we refer to capsicums as sweet peppers, and call those containing the volatile compound capsaicin, chillies. Chillies are considered the world’s favourite spice, and there are clubs that share chillies, recipes and information. It’s said the more chilli you eat, the hotter you want it. I’ve certainly got more a taste for it in my cooking and so have my children… but only up to a point! Chillies are ranked in hotness using the Scoville unit (SU), with milder peppers having lower points. In some cases it’s the pith and seeds that are hot, while the whole pepper is fiery in others. CAPSICUM EXAMPLES: C. annuum: • Sweet Bell Pepper: Comes in red, orange, yellow, purple, black, white and chocolate. Large juicy peppers with 3-4 lobes. Prone to rot in a wet autumn. • Marconi red: Italian long pepper producing well in Golden Bay. • Cayenne: Ancient red variety popular in Asia. Used dried whole or powdered. 30,000 – 50,000 SU. • Anaheim: Bushy plant, red fruit when mature. Mild: 250 SU. Very versatile chilli used green or red, fresh or dried. • Hungarian hot wax: Bred in Hungary with yellow to red fruit. 700 – 3000 SU. Usually harvested when yellow for better flavour. • Jalapeno: Popular in Mexican food. Thicker-fleshed, relatively hot, 2500-10,000 SU. Used fresh or in preserves. • Serrano: Smaller fleshy chillies, eaten fresh or pickled. Hot at 2500 – 23,000 SU. C. baccatum: • Aji: Popular chilli in South America. Mild to hot, red to yellow fruits. Typically used in sauces. C. chinense: • Habaneros: Some of the hottest chillies available—over 500,000 SU. Fruit small and round, yellow, orange, brown and red. Usually dried. • Scotch bonnet: Similar to Habaneros but milder at 100,000250,000 SU. • Carolina Reaper has again topped the world’s hottest chilli list with 2,200,000 SU and an average of 1,642,000 SU. That’s 200 times hotter than jalapenos! C. frutescens: • Tabasco: Large plant grown for sauce. Big early crops. Hot at 50,000-80,000 SU. C. pubescens: • Rocoto: A perennial hardy chilli with hairy leaves. Lots of small fleshy bell pepper-like fruit. Seeds are black when fruit matures. Hot as, and suitable for Golden Bay with some frost protection. Great as hot sauce. A whole chilli will make a meal very spicy. New varieties of chilli are constantly being discovered and developed through breeding. Those into hot chillies, check out this site for an up-to-date list of the Hottest Peppers at https:// pepperhead.com/top-10-worlds-hottest-peppers/. Cultivation All the above pepper species are annuals except C. pubescens. They love heat, so grow them in a sunny spot. Like

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The Heart Foundation is offering five free specialist talks on a range of heart-health topics in Golden Bay next week. Heart Day In The Bay will cover information on nutrition, medications, blood pressure, atrial fibrillation and heart function. Attendees are welcome to attend all or a selection of sessions. Following the presentations people will be welcome to share their own experiences and ask questions about the topics in a warm, supportive environment. Topics include: 9.30-10.30am, Nutrition for a healthier heart, Vicky Stedman, Heart Foundation. 10.45am-12.15pm, Managing the Pressure – Blood Pressure, Honorary Associate Professor, Stewart Mann, retired cardiologist. 12.30-2pm, Medications for the heart, John Dunn, Pharmacist, Golden Bay Pharmacy. 2.15-3.45pm, Living with Atrial Fibrillation, Daniel Garofalo, Cardiologist, Nelson Marlborough DHB. 4-5pm, Heart Function: Heart Failure, Paul Peacock, Cardiac Nurse Specialist, Nelson Marlborough DHB. Heart Day In The Bay is on Friday 28 February from 9am to 5.30pm at the Golden Bay Rec Park Centre. To register ph Averil West 03 545 7112 or 027 215 3836, or email averilw@ heartfoundation.org.nz

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The Takaka wastewater ponds have become home to too many Mallard and Paradise ducks in recent months. Unfortunately, the new resident ducks are adding to the loading on treatment processes as well as causing problems for neighbouring farms. Rather than culling the ducks, Fish and Game have recommend using a gas cannon to scare the ducks away. As a result, the Council will use a gas cannon bird scarer at the treatment plant on Haldane Road. Starting on Monday 24 February the gun will operate between 9am and 5pm at a 15-minute frequency as recommended by Fish and Game. Recognising the noise may impact on nearby residents, the scarer will only operate as long as needed, hopefully for less than a week.

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Good Habits are an eclectic indie-folk duo from Manchester, UK, formed of singer-cellist Bonnie Schwarz and international Klezmer accordionist, Pete Shaw. Sitting between folk and pop, the eclectic duo present an upbeat yet intimate sound-world of musical storytelling. Good Habits take inspiration from The Moulettes’ raw, string energy and combine it with the pop-folk intimacy of First Aid Kit. As the main songwriter, Bonnie Schwarz’ vocal style parallels that of Kate Bush and Feist, living within the sound world instrumentation of cello and accordion. Bonnie has worked with Manchester and London’s most established theatres, creating new and innovative sonic experiences. Pete is an experienced performer who bases his style around many different folk influences; from Irish to Klezmer, and has performed around Europe and the United States of America. After recently receiving the Yiddish New York Performance Scholarship, he has been training with the world renowned Klezmer musician Sir Frank London. Playing at the Mussel Inn on Monday 2 March.

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On the back of his successful residency in 2018, keyboard specialist Michael Tsalka is returning to Nelson at the end of February to take up a two-month residency at Nelson Centre of Musical Arts. Michael’s busy schedule will see him perform six lunchtime concerts and a concert with NCMA Chamber Orchestra and pianist Richard Mapp at NCMA. He will also run masterclasses and workshops with local teachers and their pupils during his time here. James Donaldson, Director of NCMA says, “We are very fortunate to have Michael with us once again. Not only are our audiences in for a treat, but local young musicians will be able to benefit from Michael’s knowledge and expertise.” Since his last visit to New Zealand, Michael has taken up the post Head of Piano and Early Keyboard Studies at the Vanke Meisha Arts Academy in Shenzhen (VMAA), Mainland China, where he also serves as Artist in Residence. Since 2014, he has been the artistic director of the Geelvinck fortepiano festival in Amsterdam. Michael’s first performance takes place on Thursday 27 February, 1pm at NCMA and will feature works by Scarlatti, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Greig. Tickets for all NCMA concerts can be purchased at ticketrocket.co.nz or NCMA.


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I could see Winnie pushing her food around the plate. My cheeks reddened. I averted my gaze.” What Lu says in a few words creates images that immediately resonate because in many ways she is writing about our shared experience. Whether that’s growing up in small-town New Zealand, working out who you are as a young independent person, or the relationships you delve into—much to your horror looking back—there is the bud of familiarity. Yet this is intensified for Lu by the racism and prejudice which occurs on an everyday basis and by the importance of her ethnicity. Many of the essays also touch on how you can feel discombobulated within your own culture and by it. Lu puts her Chinese self safely in the box at some time in her late teens and more so during her years studying in Christchurch. You get a sense of this self becoming integrated into her everyday life as she develops who she is by using her love of language and her humour, as well as her obvious appreciation of her family and their migrant story, to unpack herself through words in a candid and considered way. She isn’t obviously confronting, yet she does not shirk from pointing out the obvious stereotypical behaviour of mainstream New Zealand. Having grandparents who migrated to New Zealand in the 1950s and spoke little or no English all of their lives, I found myself drawn predominantly to the stories of family and the importance of food within cultures to act as a common language and a receptacle of past lives—a way in which the strands of ancestry can be preserved. Other readers will find other essays resonate—returning to and travelling through your cultural homeland, finding like-minded friends and associates with common experiences, or the action of finding yourself among the words that tell stories—the art of the personal essay. Rose Lu’s essay collection is a fine debut. Published by Victoria University Press, $30.

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Marking the home of Gran Wigzell ANITA PETERS

The home of “Gran” Wigzell of Collingwood, a legendary nurse and midwife, has been marked by the Golden Bay Heritage Society with a commemorative plaque. Gran, as she was known in later years, ran her private maternity practice from her home on Beach Road from 1913 until 1942, when she retired, aged 80. By then she had delivered around 1000 babies in her home and had never lost a single mother. Born Emma James to farming parents in Collingwood in 1862, she moved to Nelson at 13 to become a private housekeeper, married Thomas Wigzell at age 21 and began her nursing career. Emma gave birth to her first son John (known as Jack) before the family moved back to farm near Rockville in 1886. Two more sons, Bert and Nolan, were born there, while Emma’s nursing reputation within the community grew. Wi t h m i d wi fe r y s k il l s learned from her mother, she would travel widely to attend women in labour. Distance and her own small children, however, made this increasingly difficult. When the family moved into Collingwood township in 1913, Emma became a registered midwife class B, awarded for three years’ practice and being of “good character”, and established her maternity service in the front two rooms of their Beach Road home. Four women could be accommodated there at a time for up to two weeks after birthing their babies. Two of her daughtersin-law helped Gran and the house was reputed to ring with piano music, good food and celebration. The homestead is thought to have been built in 1902 by




Members of the Heritage Society and Collingwood locals were present to witness the unveiling by descendant Lester Pomeroy of the plaque commemorating Gran Wigzell’s maternity home. Photo: Anita Peters.

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Some of Gran Wigzell’s descendants pose on her front porch. From back left: Lydia Pomeroy, Michael Gillooly, Tessa Gillooly. Front: Dean Pomeroy, Lester Pomeroy, Kevin Wigzell, Denis Gillooly, Pat Gillooly-Brown. Photo: Supplied.

builder Thomas McNabb, and is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Collingwood— having escaped the devastating fires of 1906, 1929 and 1967. Renovations in the 1950s changed the building’s facade, but in 2005, current owners Nicola Basham and Bruce Collings had it restored to its original profile, including the detailed fretwork, from early photographs supplied by local historian Denis Gillooly. This is the first GB Heritage Society plaque

erected at a private residence, but one that honours the work of a woman remembered as a “dignified and stately lady” who gave 55 years of faithful service to Collingwood. Gran died in 1947. Several of her descendants from the Wigzell, Gillooly and Pomeroy families attended the plaque unveiling, as well as many Heritage Society members, two of whom were Nobby Clarke and Wendy McLellan, themselves born at Gran Wigzell’s in 1938.

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People of the Water

Helen McKinlay with her new book of poetry. Photo: Ronnie Short. RONNIE SHORT

People of the Water is the title of Helen McKinlay’s recently released, self-published book of “coastal reflections and poems”. In the introduction she states, “The title refers to the people of Mohua Golden Bay. The Bay was my muse….” Sharing memories of beach visits throughout her life, Helen pays homage to the connection we, as New Zealanders, have with our coastline and the role we have in kaitiakitanga (guardianship). The poems also explore her place as a Pakeha within the context of land, sea and people, especially in relation to “….those whose whakapapa went back to the 1300s….” Her ponderings reflect upon the traversing of oceans by Māori and later her own European ancestors, culminating in imaginary conversations with Te Rauparaha himself, as in “Taking Tea with Te Rauparaha.” The Rototai beach Kaitiaki boulder story and photo is included with its poem, “Low Tide at Rototai”. The Society of Authors have included it on their Writer’s Trail for the Top of the South, where people may look to find well-known writers’ works relating to physical landscapes that can be visited, such as Rototai beach. Helen says she did everything herself, enduring several learning curves along the way, such as having to learn how to format her writing into PDF files. She found they are more stable for emailing than Microsoft Word documents. Realising the importance of the use of macrons for Māori words and not knowing how to insert those, she was able to copy and paste from the Te Aka online Māori dictionary. All the illustrations are those of Edward Lear, and the marriage between them and her writing “…was magic. It was like he heard me.” Likewise, the cover illustration was executed by her two-year-old granddaughter, one of many serendipitous happenings throughout the process of putting the book together. Infused with a deeply felt love for the sea and land, this collection of reflections and poems aims to reach into the heart and soul of anyone who has an affinity with Aotearoa. People of the Water is available for sale at $20 from Take Note, Takaka or online (postage additional). For a signed copy, contact the publisher, at mohuapress1@gmail.com or go to www.copypress.co.nz


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CLASSIFIEDS SPORTS RESULTS / Hua tākaro GOLF 11 February. Eclectic Stableford: B Miller 26, S Meredith 24. Closest to pins: 3/12 M Dobbie, 9/18 C Le Comte. Twos: B Miller. 15 February. Captain’s Trophy R3 Par: J Garner +4, J Solly +3, P Milne +3. Closest to pins: 3/12 R Miller, 4/13 R Read, 8/17 W Collie, 9/18 L Trent. Twos: R Read, J Solly, R Davis, N Moore, J Garner. Two 7/16: N Moore. Best gross: N Moore 71. Happy wanderer: M Stone. BRIDGE Patons Rock Individual. NS Open: 1= M Bell/L Scurr 61.10%, M McKellar/J Pemberton 61.10%, S Langford/L Godden 54.85%. EW Open: B Burdett/D Perreau 68.17%, J Edmondson/B Wilson 59.60%, J Wedderburn/C Furness 53.30%. NS h/cap: M Bell/L Scurr 69.30%, M McKellar/J Pemberton 63.51%, S Langford/L Godden58.74%. EW h/cap: B Burdett/D Perreau 73.46%, J Edmondson/B Wilson 66.10%, J Wedderburn/C Furness 62.65%. MOUNTAIN-BIKING Wednesday 12 February. 2019- ‘20 Golden Bay Mountain Bike Club Summer Series R3. Junior Boys (1.5 laps=7km): Archie Darwen 34.34, William Gray 35.08, Royce Rhodes 37.09, Kye Bateup 40.36. Junior Girls (1.5 laps=7km): Charlie Hambrook 36.55, Ruby Darwen 40.47. Intermediate Boys (3 laps=15km): Ethan Woods 46.39, Kodie Dodson-Herron, Jake Hambrook. Open Mens (4 laps=20km): Mel Hansen 67.34, Hamish Hambrook 74.17, Chris Lowe 90.33. Open Women’s (3 laps=15km): Amy Thornborrow 73. 56. Vet Mens (3 laps=15km): Bruce Telford 58.48, Dan Darwen 60.07, Paul Michell 61.21, Bruce Chick 61.59, Rob Dawson 70.30. Vet Women’s (3 laps=15km): Melanie Chick 80.39, Lisa Savage. WOODCHOPPING The Murchison show last weekend saw the axemen in action again. Representing Golden Bay were Louise and Rachael Nalder, Courtney Clarke and Toby Godsiff in the restricted events and Steve Winter in the open events. All the restricted competitors chopped well, the best being Louise who finished 2nd on points at the end of the day. Louise then combined with Steve to come second in the Jack & Jill sawing race. Steve had a good day finishing 4th in the divisional underhand, 2nd in the divisional standing and small open standing. Steve also had a commanding lead at the turn in the big standing until he cut the corner while athletically sprinting around to start the other side of the block, tripped over the stand and gracefully crashed to the ground.

AGM NOTICES GOLDEN Bay Pony Club AGM, at Pony Club grounds Kotinga, 7pm, Monday 2 March.

PERSONAL NOTICES / Pānui ake WEDDING. On 29 January 2020, the wedding of Gary John Nicholas and Lautaro Cesar Correa Vergara, conducted by Laura Manson in the gardens of Autumn Farm and witnessed by Peter Finlayson and Peter Barham. Also attended by 40 guests, under the jacaranda tree.

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. GB Animal Welfare Society Inc (ex-SPCA). Ph Carol Wells 525 9494, 8am-5pm weekdays.

MICHAEL Baird (deceased) is the son of Bruce (deceased) and Carol Baird, not Mac and Jane Baird. Matthew Baird, who lost his mother at two-and-a-half years of age, is the son of Michael and Jill (deceased). He is now doing well in Perth, living with his aunt and uncle. AORERE FLOWER SHOW, will be held at Pakawau Hall on 29 February. Schedules at BP Takaka, Earth Gems, Collingwood Store, NV Miller. Sale table, books, afternoon tea. Ph 524 8359 or 524 8308. 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. COMMUNITY Law Service (Simon Jones): Free and confidential legal help, information, options available in Golden Bay every Wednesday. Appointments, phone Heartland Services 525 6151. Nelson Office 0800 246 146. 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. PARADISE Entertainment, Takaka and Collingwood On the Spot store are The GB Weekly’s agents. Or email us: admin@ gbweekly.co.nz. Office hours are Mon-Wed, 9am-5pm.

The Whittaker Trust Funding Applications – February 2020 (applications close Friday 28 February 2020) Applications are invited from local organisations seeking financial assistance to improve the quality of life for the sick or elderly members of the Golden Bay community. Application forms are available from: The Whittaker Trust secretary, Jaine Lindsay, email: r-j.lindsay@xtra.co.nz Completed applications must be submitted no later than

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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

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. WINDOW cleaning. Ph Willem 022 134 1726.

HEALTH & WELLBEING / Hauora ACUPUNCTURE: Lynne Cooper providing private and ACC injury treatments. 54 Commercial Street. Ph/txt 027 221 0045. ANEL BAKER Physiotherapy at 22 Meihana Street, Takaka. Ph/txt for an appointment 021 053 4337. AROHA Health Spa. Massage, advanced clinical massage, myofascial release, hot stone and relaxation, infrared sauna, spa bath, facials, holistic health and more. Open TuesdaySunday 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. 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. LOLLY Dadley-Moore, Craniosacral Therapist. Ph 027 338 9504, lollydadleymoore@gmail.com MASSAGE: Bowen, zero balancing, Kinesiology, $50 treatments! Ph Thomas 022 160 9101. 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. 11


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General gardening/orchard maintenance We are looking for a self-motivated person who Lawn weeding, weed eating canmowing, do the following: • General gardening/orchard maintenance Planting, irrigation Lawnmaintenance, mowing, weeding,plus weed eating Basic •pool more • Planting, irrigation

Lone Star• Farms provides a safe workplace Basic pool maintenance, plus more & the successful applicant will be required Star Farms provides a safe workplace & the to pass Lone a drug & alcohol test prior to being successful applicant will be required to pass a drug & alcohol test prior to being appointed. appointed. For information more information please please contact Jan For more contact Champion (Farm Manager) on 0274 566 4008. Jan Champion (Farm Manager) Applications close Friday, 21 February 2020 on 027 566 4008.


Applications close Friday, 28 February 12


LOST AND FOUND / Ngaronga/Kitenga

WANTED / Hiahia LAND to lease, 4-50ha, anything considered. For low intensity grazing by father/son duo. Ph Gordie or Wayne 027 525 7377.


LOST. Sea anchor drogue with rope attached, at sea off Patons Rock last week. Probably washed ashore somewhere

in western Golden Bay. If found please ph 027 525 9918.


SINGLE, mature male looking for permanent accommodation. Have references. Ph 020 4120 0710.


For All Your Property Management & Rental Requirements

THE Golden Bay Housing Trust has a vacancy at one of our three-bedroom houses. We invite expressions of interest from working families with children looking for long-term (five years fixed) rental accommodation in a quality environment. Information on eligibility criteria and application forms can be obtained from: Heartlands Services, 65B Commercial Street, Takaka (Work and Income building) or the Golden Bay

Workcentre Trust, 84 Commercial Street, Takaka. All completed application forms to be returned to Heartlands Services no later than Friday 28 February 2020. All applications meeting the eligibility criteria will be considered by the Trust Board. Please direct any enquiries to Alli Gardener Secretary, Golden Bay Housing Trust ph 525 8099 during working hours or email alli@gbwct.org.nz

Shona Martin, Property Manager P 0800 4 shona (74662) M 021 217 8959 E shona@shonasrentals.co.nz

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At the foot of Farewell Spit, across the road from the water’s edge, sits this attractive lifestyle block with beautiful views of Port Puponga and Golden Bay. A shared access provides an entrance from which to develop a driveway to your selected building site and there is power to the boundary. Call for viewing appointment. Go online to see video clip. *Boundary lines indicative only.

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KYLIE JONES: M +64 21 152 8195 kylie.jones@nzsir.com Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated. Browns Real Estate Limited (licensed under the REAA 2008) MREINZ. Boundary line indicative only.

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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WHEN PRIVACY IS PARAMOUNT This 9ha lifestyle block is your chance for peace and privacy in beautiful Golden Bay. If you've been searching for a while you will know how rare it is to find a modern home on this much land, so check out the virtual tour, and see the drone flight clip at www.rw.goldenbay.co.nz, and give me a call for full details! NOW PRICED: $996,000 inc GST Viewing: by appointment www.rwgoldenbay.co.nz/GBA20874

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5 Ruataniwha Drive, Collingwood

FINAL REMINDER - TENDER CLOSES at 4pm today February 20th. Don’t miss your opportunity to secure this spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home with spectacular views. Currently set up with spacious living upstairs and B&B downstairs. This property has so much going for it! MPU3882

An excellent opportunity to make a move to this fabulous seaside community awaits. This low maintenance 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home sits on a roomy, flat section with plenty of potential to add your gardening flair. $585,000 MPU3863

35 Hambrook Road, Takaka Calling all gardeners or sanctuary seekers! This beautiful, renovated 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, double living home is set privately amongst stunning established grounds. Don’t miss the real sense of peace and tranquility this property offers. $895,000 (+GST if any). MPU3847

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EATING OUT / Kai wahi kē

GALLERIES / Whakakitenga

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. BRIGAND CAFÉ. Open 7 days from 11am. Providers of great food and live entertainment. 90 Commercial Street, Takaka. Ph 525 9636.

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

COLLINGWOOD TAVERN. Open 7 days, 9.30am till late. Takeaways, bottle store, bar and bistro. Ph 524 8160. COURTHOUSE CAFÉ, Collingwood. Open 8am-4pm. Pizzas Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights, 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. DE-LISH DELICATESSEN. Sumptuous, delicious food. Lunches, catering, coffee, chocolate, cheeses and epicure items. Eat-in or take out. Downtown Takaka. Ph 525 7111. 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. 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. PALMVILLE CAFÉ, Wainui Bay. “The hidden gem.” Entry off Wainui Falls car park. Visit Facebook and Instagram. Open 7 days, 10am-5pm. Ph 525 8311. 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.

Collingwood Hills. Ph 524 8692

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.

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.

11 Richmond Road, Pohara, ph 525 8663 www.sanssouciinn.co.nz

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.

Wholemeal Café

THE MUSSEL INN. Open 7 days, 11am til late.

Open Sat-Thurs 7.30-3.30 Fridays 7.30-8.30

TOTALLY ROASTED, Pohara, open 7 days for delicious counter food and cakes. Gluten-free options and daily menu available.Ph 525 9396.

Friday nights: Eat-in or take away. Ph 525 9426

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.

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






GOLDEN Bay Anglican Church warmly invites you to join them each Sunday, 10am at Takaka and 4.45pm at Collingwood. ST Andrews Presbyterian Church invites you to join with us for morning worship at 10am. Rev Dr Don Fergus. Sermon: “Christ holds it all together.”

Kahurangi Christian Church

Takeaways available too. Ph 525 9396.

Celebration Sunday : 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays each month,

10:30am at Anglican Hall, Haven Rd, Collingwood. Ph Robin & Lauren Swafford 524 8498.

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

‘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 -

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

All Welcome ☺


Sunday Service 10 am Includes Kids Program

Pastor: Rodney Watson 027 511 4266

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


76 Boyle Street (Golf Course Rd) Clifton, Takaka. Ph 525 7007. Open 10am-5pm. www.earthseagallery.com

UPCOMING EVENTS / Mea pakiri haere SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY COLOUR RUN, at the Rec Park. See advert on page 3.

SUNDAY 23 FEBRUARY QIGONG (chi-kung), 3pm, Puramahoi Hall. Ph 027 525 7426. MARBLE MOUNTAIN MUSIC CLUB will meet 7.30pm at the Senior Citizens’ Hall. Visitors, $3; also raffles. All welcome.

MONDAY 24 FEBRUARY ZUMBA: Exercise with a difference. Love music, love dance? Come join us, Mondays: Senior Citizens’ Hall 6-7pm with your instructor Maria. See Wednesday too.

TUESDAY 25 FEBRUARY COMMUNITY AND WHANAU MONTHLY MEETING. 12–1pm, Community Centre. Speakers: Chelsea Routhan and Maree Brewer from Big Brother and Big Sister Nelson Tasman are coming to talk about expanding the mentoring service in Golden Bay. Bring your lunch (tea and coffee provided) and any community notices, events or issues to share. Everyone welcome. See you there. GB WEEKLY DEADLINE: noon on Tuesdays. Late fees apply until 4pm Tuesdays. Paradise Entertainment and Collingwood On the Spot store are our agents or email us on admin@ gbweekly.co.nz, ph 027 525 8679.

WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY COSTUME HIRE. Playhouse, Park Avenue, 7-8.30pm. After hours ph Joan 525 8338 or Diane 525 8097, evenings. ZUMBA. Collingwood Sunday School Hall 6-7pm. See Monday. ONEKAKA PLAYGROUP, all welcome, Wednesdays 10am12.30pm, Onekaka Hall.

THURSDAY 27 FEBRUARY MEN’S SUPPORT GROUP. Meets every Thursday, 6pm, Workcentre, 84 Commercial Street.


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

Ph: 525 9592


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

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

SELF-ESTEEM COURSE, 29 February-1 March. Contact Clare Vivian-Neal clare193a@gmail.com AORERE FLOWER SHOW, will be held at Pakawau Hall on 29 February. Schedules at BP Takaka, Earth Gems, Collingwood Store, NV Miller. Sale table, books, afternoon tea. Ph 524 8359 or 524 8308. THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2020

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Sat 22nd SIKA – didgeridoo dynamica, $10

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Tues 25th THE SCHIZOPHONICS – “Like watching some insane hybrid of WAYNE KRAMER, JAMES BROWN, and the Tazmanian Devil.” Tickets $22 from undertheradar Sat 29th MUNDI – very cool world music, $10 MARCH Mon 2nd GOOD HABITS, $15 Thur 5th FLAMING MUDCATS, $10 Mon 9th to Friday 13th MUSSEL INN HOP HARVEST - come and be part of this very pleasant social event. No particular skills required! Email haveabeer@musselinn.co.nz to register your interest

2 5th F e b s e u T n n tickets from M u ss e l I

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

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Thur 12th ANDREW WHITE, $10 Sat 14th MARCHFEST - Nelson beer festival – and release of the Mussel Inn Bush Baby Sun 15th NATHAN HAINES, JONATHAN CRAYFORD and MANJIT SINGH, $50 pre-sales (tickets at eventfinda); $60 on the door

NBS Takaka

Tinbum Triathlon SATURDAY 7th MARCH 2020

Tues 17th SHADES OF SHAKTI - JUSTIN FIREFLY and the SHAKTI ENSEMBLE, $15 early bird; $20 (tickets at eventfinda); $30 on the door

Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park 300m Swim in chest-deep water, 7km Mountain-bike ride, 5km Run. Categories: Individual: U14, U18, U40, U50, O50 (Male & Female) Team: U14, U18, Open and Veteran O50 (M/F/Mixed) Team Challenges: Business, Family, Fastest Overall Full details at: www.goldenbaytinbum.blogspot.co.nz or follow us on Facebook Golden Bay Tinbum Triathlon

UPCOMING GIGS & EVENTS... Friday 21st February

psycho unicorn world tour


Fri Sat Sun

Golden Bay Easter Fair

Mon Tue Wed

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

Thu Fri Sat

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


Saturday 22nd February

Little Women (G) (Final) Drama, Romance Dolittle (PG) Comedy, Family, Fantasy A Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon (G) (Final) Birds of Prey (R16) Margot Robbie Met Opera: Madama Butterfly (PG) Frida: Viva La Vida Frida Kahlo - Documentary 1917 (R13) Golden Globes – Best Director & Drama Cats (G) (Final) Drama, Musical 1917 (R13) Action, Drama, War The Extraordinary (M) France, Comedy, True Story The Biggest Little Farm (G) Sustainable Living Matinee: La Belle Époque (M) Comedy, Drama Frida: Viva La Vida (Final) Dolittle (PG) Doctor Dolittle Birds of Prey (R16) Action The Biggest Little Farm (G) USA La Belle Époque (M) French subtitles 1917 (R13) Director Sam Mendes The Extraordinary (M) Uplifting, French subtitles

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SOULFIRE + CREW Saturday 29th February


WARP // NUGZ // MR. Friday 13th February

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PSYCHEDELY/SOUL DUO Saturday 21st March

lee scratch perry tribute HOSTED BY GALANJAH 2PM - LATE - FREE ENTRY


Gourmet food & burgers, Open fire, Good beer, Good people

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


Golden Bay weather forecast

Saturday: Southwesterlies tending westerly. Fine and cloudy intervals. Some showers in the west later. Sunday: Southerlies easing with local seabreezes developing. Becoming fine and mild for a time. Monday: Light winds apart from daytime seabreezes. Fine and warm inland for a time. Tuesday: Northerlies developing. A few cloudy areas developing otherwise fine and warm by day. Sollys Contractors are proud sponsors of this weather forecast. Enquiries phone: 03 525 9843 Disclaimer: This forecast is a personal interpretation complied from public information provided by NZ Metservice and other public sources. It is a local forecast and no liability is implied or accepted.


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The GB Weekly’s new phone number: 027 525 8679 THE GB WEEKLY, FRIDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2020


Golden Bay Weekly for 21st February 2020 50 Commercial Street, Takaka Golden Bay First National Licensed REAA 2008 - MREINZ



Ph: (03) 525 8800


Just what you have been waiting for: Near new 3 bdrm/2 bthrm home with expansive views across the Bay. Beautifully presented with quality fixtures & fittings, on a large 2118 m2 section. Call me to view this near new home. Very nice! Ref: GB3770 Deadline Sale: 2pm 28/02/20 (NSP Sarah-Jane Brown 0274 222 577


What a location, what an opportunity! 4 bdrms, 2 bathrooms & a large section for tents & toys & just a stones throw from the beach, golf course & cafes. Whatever you call it, it’s all ready to call yours! So now call me for an appt. to view! Ref: GB3769

Price: $565,000

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



James Mackay 027 359 0892



2 HALL JONES ST, WHARARIKI Near new (2018) 4 bdrm home with all the features you’d expect & want in a modern build (& more!) 4.75ha, well fenced & includes a 3 bay implement shed. A wonderful rural lifestyle at an amazing top of the south location. Ref: GB3731


Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840

James Mackay 027 359 0892

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

Price: $729,000






Want to wake up to a spectacular view like this every morning? Privately & peacefully located in an elevated, yet unexposed setting, this 3 bdrm/2bthrm home on 2 levels is a piece of paradise, with sparkling blue water & mountain views……& spectacular sunsets! Set on 1500m2, you can add your touch to this property or just relax indoors or out & enjoy! Call me. Ref: GB3767

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



Annie Telford 027 249 1408



This 3 bdrm/2 bthrm home is located on a rear section off Póhara Valley Rd is just a short walk from the Beach & local amenities. A good sized property with a private outdoor living area. Spacious & homely. Call me to view. Ref: GB3765

598 TAK-COLLINGWOOD HWY This 4ha property at Puramahoi with a large 2 storey 5 bdrm, Summerhill Stone home & parklike grounds, has great earning potential from B&B & orchard. A 3bay-shed for orchard equip. & vehicles, sheep shearing, & fenced paddocks. Ref: GB3741

Annie Telford 027 249 1408

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840


Price: 1.8m+GST (if any)







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 OPEN HOME Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm Sharon McConnon Sales Manager 0275 258 255

The ’Take Note” Building (not business) is a large retail space of 1000m2+ set on 4 titles with secure long term retail & hospitality tenants. LIM, Reg Val., lease details are avail. to interested parties. Ref: GBC3758


James Mackay 027 359 0892 Paul McConnon Salesperson 0275 042 872

Annie Telford Salesperson 0272 491 408

$1.6m+GST (if any)

Belinda J Barnes 021 236 2840

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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