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Motueka’s Firebird Circus students gave an inspiring performance at their mid-winter theatrical aerial show, “Manu – At home in MotuWeka, on July 30.” Memorial Hall was filled to capacity, as 62 talented students, aged five to twelve years, performed eight uniquely New Zealand stories about Manu and our native birds, to an appreciative audience, through use of silks and dance. Pictured is Ai Takahashi, 12 years, of Motueka South School. Story continues on page 2. Photo credited and copy right to Lisa Ismael of light style.

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2 WEDNESDAY 11 JULY 2018 Cover story Ai said, “I enjoyed the whole experience. This is only my second term of practising silks. I have found it easier to get into than I thought and it is like gymnastics, which I love. The Fire Goddess was my favourite part.” The show begins in Aotearoa’s mythical past where Manu receives the gift of fire from Mahuika, Goddess of Fire, and witnesses the creation of our very own firebirds. The show concludes in the present, with the mischievous Weka being welcomed back to their home in - you guessed it – MotuWeka. Director and coach, Beck Finn says that through the journey the audience find out about the Kiwi who sacrifice their lives in the tree tops, so that the forest might live. The Ruru who guides and protects it’s villagers, the Piwakawaka whose warlike dance also protects, get to enjoy the mischievous weka and kea and appreciate the sneaky tui’s trick. Although the stories were about Manu and native birds, all students had important characters and equal opportunities to show their skills, which throughout the show were diverse. A highlight for one

Photo: Photo credited and copy right to Lisa Ismael of light style. audience member was the weka being removed from their home. “As the show went on they kept mischievously reappearing and the climax of the show was when they arrived home. At the end there was a big sign Welcome to MotuWeka. It made it feel local and home to me. The message was our native birds live here and need to be

supported to be given a place.” Beck Finn’s aim was to raise the profile of our native birds, New Zealand’s national treasure,. Beck concluded the show by saying, “our wish is that the Manu’s spirit, which flies and soars, dances and sings, continues to lift your spirit, long after this show.” Beck Finn called in

local talents and businesses to help out with the show, including Unichem Chemist and Mitre 10 and the whole cast would like to thank everyone for their support. Alisia from In you dreams face painting, painted the performers, AJ Hickling wrote original music, Hemon Dey put music and sound effects together along with videoing the show- thanks to

Creative New Zealand for their funding support to do so. Beck says, “For me, the best thing about the show was the children who are better at sharing the message than anyone else. And the support of parents and locals who got involved.” Contact Beck Finn for more details – beck.firebirdcircus@

Cenotaph makeover

Motueka residents may be wondering where the much beloved cenotaph has disappeared to? Not to be alarmed as, the Council has provided $18,500 for the cenotaph’s restoration in the LTP and the Motueka Community Board is looking to grant another $5,000 from it local project fund. It will be back soon enough.

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Posotive steps for wahine Local social worker Debi Jones is currently, voluntarily, facilitating two woman’s programmes alongside each other, one based at Motueka Community House and one at Te Awhina Marae, which began in June. Mana Wahine is a ten-week program with each day being from 9am to 3pm. The programmes are for local, young, women who are looking to add to skills in the home, make new connections and to grow in a safe and supportive environment. The women that attend will be engaged in learning new skills ranging from budgeting to sewing, cooking to bottling fruit. “We are also supporting community connections as there are members of the local community teaching alongside myself,” said Debi. “Local agencies also contribute to our days, sharing what they do. This brings a face to a place, making it easier to walk through an agency door, knowing someone who works there. Safe homes are the basis of this kaupapa. I see this as a way to empower young woman so they can reach their true potential,” Debi adds. Experience based Debi explained that she is undertaking the programmes as the facilitator, due to her experience and conclusions drawn from her time as a social worker. “When I worked as a social worker I saw a big gap in providing this type of service to young women. I’m hoping it will make a big difference to these wahine and also to the whole community as these skills will benefit not just them but their whanau and friends too.” New challenges Debi says that there has been much fun so far, including the recent time spent at Whenua Iti Outdoors. The aim of this day was to work on self-esteem and team building and to try something new out of the comfort zone. “I was certainly impressed with how they handled it, they keep surprising me with their achievements. said Debi. In the picture featured the women are undertaking a team building activity where participants have to get a ping pong ball around a course, following a rope – you can’t move your feet so to move the ball you have to pass it on to someone else via the gutter – it involves planning, communication, a sense of humour and is an icebreaker. “I have done something I never thought I would do, I loved it and am loving the programme,” said one woman, of the day. “All but one woman is self-referred and their

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commitment has been amazing. So has the support from local business and charity organisations who have made this programme possible, as there has been no official grant funding we have relied on the generosity and kindness in the community,” Debi explained. Debi hopes that in future funding or local sponsorship may be given so more women can get onboard, there are more wanting a place than what can be offered, presently. Motueka Community House and one at Te Awhina Marae have donated their premises to the programme. “I would like to thank Motueka Community store, the Red Cross, The Warehouse Motueka, Mitre 10, New World & Countdown supermarkets and Subway for their support. It is so very appreciated,” Debi said.




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Young Motueka leader awarded Sophia Pienaar from Motueka South School has been recognised for her leadership qualities with a Sir Peter Blake Young Leader Award. Louise Busson manager of Westpac’s Motueka branch, presented Sophia with a prize pack, certificate and Sir Peter Blake Medal. The young leaders are nominated by either their class or a teacher. Louise says Westpac is delighted to get behind New Zealand’s rising leaders. “We’re thrilled to be able to acknowledge the efforts and achievements of these young people and the positive role they play in their communities. Our Westpac staff look forward to these visits each year. “These young people will shape our future and it’s incredibly inspiring to see the work they are doing now – whether it be leading their peers in a team or club, taking on extra duties to assist others or having the courage to drive positive change.” Six hundred schools from every corner of New Zealand are celebrating their budding year 5 to 8 leaders. Sponsored by Westpac since 2011, the annual Young Leader Awards acknowledge young New Zealanders who demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities within their school communities. This year’s nominations contain a range of inspiring stories about children who shine through their own leadership approach – be it big and bold or quiet and caring. James Gibson, CEO of the Sir Peter Blake Trust says, “the Young Leader Award aims to highlight young talent in New Zealand and encourage these students to be proud of their unique leadership style”. “New Zealand needs diverse leaders into the future. We believe that identifying and celebrating these young people will show them that their actions are already making a positive difference within their communities. We want to use this opportunity to encourage them to continue to strive towards being our future leaders.”

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Operation Coverup

Last Monday, at St Thomas’ Anglican Church, there was a display of some rather special heart-warming items; tables full of volunteer knitted and donated winter woollies. The colourful piles of gloves, scarfs, hats, jumpers, blankets and more are all part of the Operation Cover-up project, headed for Eastern Europe in time to cloth the poorest children and families this coming winter. The rows of knitted items and bundles of toys, sewing kits, toothbrushes and toothpaste, colour pens and school books have been gifted from locals across Tasman, from Motueka to Golden Bay. “I couldn’t believe how many beautiful knitted items there were at the display. Much time and care has gone into their design and the practical use they can afford their new wearer,” said one attendee.

and care in making this project successful. Photo: Two supportive ladies viewing the knitted items and more, which will soon be making their way across the world.

Always makes a difference Helen Bisley is the main coordinator of the project for Tasman and explained that is the 18th year the project has run in this area. A small but committed team co-ordinated the display event. “There is unbelievable poverty in the areas where the clothes and items go to. It has been a policy to close orphanages and children are found foster parents. Children often sleep with an adult so we have been donated bigger blankets this year,” Helen said. “Without a book and pencil children often will not go to school. I help because I know all that is donated goes directly to those in need. The project works,” said Helen. Organisers are grateful for everyone’s time

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Everyone’s a winner when it comes to art This November 10 to 17, Tasman School are presenting a school fundraising event, with a difference. Art Bid Win is the name for this event, an Art Exhibition Week at Darryl Frost’s Gallery, Fire & Frost, culminating with a prestigious ticketed Art Auction Evening on the Saturday, at the gallery. Over the course of the week’s silent auction and the evening’s live auction, there will be 30 pieces auctioned ranging from ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery, paintings, photography, sculpture, textiles and weaving. “We have secured artworks from highly sought after Tasman/Nelson Artists who are very well known throughout New Zealand, along with artwork from some amazing emerging artists, who deserve showcasing. Over 34 in total.” said event manager Anna Simpson, the freelance graphic designer of 40knots. How it will unfold All auction artwork will be on display during the Exhibition Week. This will be open to the public, where anyone can register themselves, and place a silent bid through our online bidding software. All pieces will have a Pre-Sale Estimate on display. The art auction evening is a ticketed event, with a limited amount of tickets on sale from early September. Matt Lawrey will MC, Nelson City Councillor and Liam Boshoff of Summit, will be Auctioneer on the night. “There will be a mix of pieces that will suit for display by business on their premises, public building spaces and in private residences,” said Anna. As local as can be Anna and her enthusiastic volunteers are work-

ing hard to ensure the exhibition and evening event tastefully showcases, not only the most talented region’s artists, but the best of the area through having wine supplied from a Kina Cliffs & Blackenbrook, canapes cooked up by Jester House, a local musical talent and audiovisuals supported by Tasman’s lifestyle audiovisual, Mark Patterson. Some help still needed “If there are other local businesses or residents who would like to support this stylish event then please get in touch. We still need a marque, hay bails, printing and marketing display sponsorship,” Anna says. “I would like to say a big thank you to all the 34 confirmed artists who have been so supportive and bought into the project and concept with such enthusiasm.” What it’s all for Funds raised from Art Bid Win will go to supporting art initiatives at Tasman School. The students have enjoyed winning first place in the last two Nelson Mask Parade events, they entered. Who wins? “I came up with the name Art Bid Win, as we think everyone involved will be a winner; the artists get to showcase their work, the bidder gets a unique chance to buy it and the students get to undertake new exciting artworks of their own,” Anna said. Tickets will be on sales in September, for further information visit Photo: Anna Simpson at the event space, Darryl Frost’s Gallery, Fire & Frost.

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A group of enthusiastic and keen bakers from St Andrew’s Uniting Church have put their collaborative heads together to publish a special recipe book full of local people’s recipes for making tasty treats whenever the invite is made to- bring a plate. The book will be launched at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Monday July 16, 2 to 4pm. The public are welcome to attend and taste some of the most popular recipe entries for themselves. The book will be on sale for $15. The idea for the book came about as some churchgoers noted that there could be a demand for a go-to type of recipe book that people can use when they need to take foods to a meeting, event or fundraiser. So many of the events the church holds

where volunteers bring goodies had been complimented for their tastiness, the churchgoers knew they probably could come up with some yummy ideas that anyone could use. “Many people have contributed and helped out to get this book printed, for what we believe will be your ‘go to’ recipe book for baking treats. It would make a great gift for young aspiring cooks, friends or relatives,” said organiser Colleen King. “ The funds from the book will go towards the monies for improvements for the church hall, so everyone benefits from the sales.” Photo: Alice Milligan and Colleen King.

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atourlibrary Let’s Pretend competition at Motueka, Richmond, Takaka & Murchison libraries Let’s pretend you were stranded on a desert island, in a dungeon or in a castle turret. What would you look like? What five things would you want with you? Collect a template at your local Library and drop back by 21 July to go into a prize draw. For 5 - 12 year olds. Monday 9 and Saturday 21 July. Makedo cardboard construction Put your construction skills to the test. Use our new Makedo equipment to build something of your choice out of cardboard. Free, bookings are essential, phone 528 1047. Suitable for 8 - 12 year olds. Friday 13 July, 2pm - 4pm.

Winter book sale Bargains galore, pre loved fiction, nonfiction and children’s books. From Monday 9 July to Saturday 28 July.

Makerspace Experience a variety of fun hands on activities. Free, for all ages, pre-schoolers welcome with an adult. A drop in session, allow 30 minutes to make your creations. Tuesday 17 July.

Babbling Books Come and talk books on the first Thursday of every month at 1pm. Everybody welcome. Free. Let’s Pretend: storytime at Motueka Library This is your chance to pretend to be whoever you want! Are you magical, adventurous or creative? Do you live in a different place or time? Come along dressed up and join us for a fun hour of fabulous stories and creative some art. Free family fun. Suitable for 4 to 9 year olds, pre-schoolers welcome with an adult. Thursday 12 July and19 July, 10am - 11am.

It’s been another frosty week with another 3 vehicle accidents. We all need to be careful travelling on the wet and icy roads, so please allow some extra time for your journey. Last week I stopped a male who had been driving his mobility scooter on the road on High Street between Tudor Street and the BNZ bank area. I have also seen someone on a scooter on Pah Street while off duty. These scooters are not registered vehicles and therefore are not for driving on the road. If you know someone who has a scooter please have a conversation with them about this and remind them not to ride on the road ... it is only a matter of time until someone gets seriously hurt if this continues. Keep safe out there. INCIDENTS THIS PAST WEEK: Roadside stall broken into at Tasman. 16 yr old Motueka youth steals a vehicle, fails to stop for police, crashes in Sanderlane Drive and resists police when being arrested. 27 yr old Motueka male arrested for dangerous driving, failing to stop for police and possession of cannabis. A silver Audi motor vehicle was stolen in Motueka Valley. 4 x family harm incidents. 3 x vehicle accidents.

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The little faces that make up Golden Kids Early Learning Centre, Golden Bay, were recently glowing in delight and in the dark, when the centre held their annual Matariki celebration, Friday 29 June. Matariki is the Maori name for the cluster of seven stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Maori, it heralds the start of a new year. Traditionally, it was a time for remembering those who have passed away in the last year and planning for the year ahead. However, the centre says that recent research has revealed that there are in fact nine stars visible and part of the Matariki cluster. Therefore, leading up to the Matariki celebration, teachers and children studied the nine stars of Matariki and the meanings behind each of them. “We learnt new waiata, using poi and ta rakau and were very excited to share our new skills with all of our whanau,” said teach Sage Andrews. The Matariki celebration began with everyone gathering at Golden Kids. “The children and whanau were blown away, as the centre had been transformed into mid winter wonderland of lights,” said Sage. A black light room was set up and decorated with children’s fluorescent artwork. Children and

whanau painted their nails with fleuro nail polish under the black light and explored the magic. The outside area was lit up by an array of light sculptures, which the teachers and tamariki had created. “Our whare iti was illuminated with fairy lights and resembled a small marae.”

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A whole town affair The gathering then went through to the community hall where the children and teachers performed their Matariki waiata to whanau. “We shared a delicious feast. With puku full of yummy kai we were ready to explore the night on our special lantern walk. Each child’s lantern was lit, for the walk around the town centre, In which they saw teachers performing poi with lights in a circle of fairy lights and a fire poi performance at the Village Green,” said Sage. Golden Kids whanau were very impressed with Matariki celebration this year, “it was the best Matariki celebration ever,” one little voice said. Loretta Horton, Head Teacher of Golden Kids states, “Celebrating Matariki supports children to develop an appreciation and understanding of Te Ao Maori (the Maori world). We also enjoy bringing everyone together as we celebrate this special time of the year”.

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Driving towards a sustainable future To support the future of electric vehicles (EVs) in the Nelson Tasman region, Network Tasman is examining the projected growth in network demand.

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Fiona Hodge, of Motueka, had a particularly exciting visitor at her workplace Wai West Horticulture, last Friday, when Howie Timms branch manager of Motueka’s NBS, delivered a brand new Subaru XV, 2018 model she had won. Fiona was the lucky winner of NBS’s three monthly competition where one of their account customers from one of their eight branches is


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Network Tasman is taking a proactive approach by carrying out a study to gauge the impact of EV charging on peak network loads. This study will help inform its future asset management planning for the region. The most cost-effective way for EV owners to charge their vehicles is by charging them at home overnight. However, public charging stations provide a good option for EV owners who are travelling or who need a top-up charge when they’re out and about. Partnering with ChargeNet NZ from 1 August 2018 z

Network Tasman’s three public fast-charging stations in Nelson, Richmond and Golden Bay will become part of a linked national network of more than 100 fast chargers throughout New Zealand.


The ChargeNet NZ phone app and website will display the availability of chargers and locations, allowing users to plan their route and to see the state of their vehicle charge in progress.


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Motueka Public Library held its ninth annual Book Quiz for Year five & six school children on Wednesday 27 June, at Parklands School Aniwaniwa room. Twelve local schools participated sending a team of four keen readers each. The winning team who get to hold the trophy for a year, were Riwaka School group, Exelente Campeons, comprising of Neve, Grace, Carolina and Juliette. The aim was to inspire children’s interest in books, celebrate children’s literature, promote New Zealand authors and complement the other cultural and sporting activities in the district. “We first have a parade for the teams that have come in costume, followed by a snack sponsored by New World and then start the book quiz. The quiz consists of four rounds of ten questions. One round will be on general book knowledge, another round a visual round based on a kiwi classic picture book. The other


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Tamariki Matariki Recently, the Granny’s Place teachers invited their families to celebrate Matariki. Granny’s Place is an early childhood care and education centre in Motueka, that is unique in being a centre specifically for infants and toddlers under two years. Attendees celebrated by singing a Matariki song with the tamariki. To share in the celebration some older

siblings performed an action waiata which they had learned at Oasis Education, naming all the seven stars of Matariki. A korowai (cloak) was created to reflect on the previous year and to welcome in the new year. Our families had the opportunity to write their aspirations for the new year on a feather. To end the evening, the teachers had decorated the garden with lanterns and lights

and all listened to the children’s squeals of delight as the kiwi and the seven lights of the Matariki tiny eyes shone brightly. “It was a lovely opportunity to socialize and share kai together. The evening brought us together as a time to look heavenward, acknowledge and strengthen relationships with our Granny’s Place whanau,” said one teacher.

Photo: The little lovlies enjoyed their special Matariki celebration.

Hayden, Louise, Amelia, Millen and Archie Fry welcome Hazel Emily Elizabeth Fry born 10 May 2018, weighing 8lb 11oz. Huge thanks to Wendy Cotter for all her support. Thanks to Ruth, Natalie, Briar and the team at Motueka maternity.

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Functional solutions The team at Think Water agrees: it’s all about customer service. At this time of year, the demand is for heating and customers will be happy to know that an expert is on call: Phil Collins is new to the business, and is also a new part-owneroperator. Think Water Tasman Bay very recently added heat pump sales and services to

The new direction at Think Water Tasman Bay includes owner-operators Gordon, Tracy and Phil.

the wide range of operations for which they’re renowned. With more than 20 years’ experience in his field, refrigeration engineer and heat pump specialist, Phil, is qualified to offer advice, install, service and repair new or existing heat pumps. Increasingly, the customer base reflects Think Water’s expanding retail direction: the company offers an exciting shopping experience if you’re looking for water features, indoor and outdoor metal art, irrigation and pumping solutions, reticulation, filtration, water storage, and tank cleaning. The full complement at Think Water consists of Gordon Jackett (irrigation specialist), Sheryl Riordan (office admin), Tracy Spark (retail manager and partowner), Phil Collins (refrigeration engineer and part-owner), Jarron Spalding (pump technician), Tony Grigg (filtration , pools and spa), Linley Sager (drain layer and waste water systems), and Terry Delany (part-time retail assistant).

Your go-to small-motor mechanic in Riwaka

Meet Kerry and Sharon Diamond (above), local owner-operators of local Husqvarna dealership, Lifestyle Centre, Riwaka. In the small-motor mechanic trade since 1985, Kerry is your go-to for sales of new and re-conditioned outdoor power equipment, servicing, and advice. Whether you’re looking for equipment to maintain the lifestyle block, farm, bach,

or quarter-acre block – pop in and see the team at the Lifestyle Centre. The showroom and service centre on Main Road, Riwaka has chainsaws, linetrimmers, ride-ons, and safety gear on display, including innovative Husqvarna chains released in New Zealand in 2018. Kerry and the team also provide a pick-up and drop-off service for new purchases and servicing – “we’re always happy to help.” When asked about the greatest improvements seen in the industry, Kerry could not fault the new environmentallyfriendly, battery-powered mowers and chainsaws. “They’re fantastic! No loss of power or function, for a quieter and greener option when purchasing equipment.” “Are you sure you don’t mean your auto mower, Kerry?” said Sharon. “I do like my auto mower, it frees up my weekends for fishing,” replied Kerry.

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Therapeutic, memorable and meaningful goodbyes a therapeutic value that should not be underestimated.” Providing a meaningful and memorable service is Shelley’s goal. “It’s a particularly stressful time, so I want to help friends and family get through it and create something lasting. I like to ask: what can I do for you?” emphasises Shelley. “It’s not about me telling people what the funeral service should look like.” Planning your funeral in advance is a sensible way of ensuring your wishes are adhered to, as well as sparing your family or loved ones unnecessary worry about arrangements during their time of grief. “Our funeral planning offers flexibility to make alterations to the arrangements as circumstances change,” confirms Stephen. “There are two main options: pre-planning or prepaying.” Speak to the local team at Golden Bay Motueka Funeral Services: they’re there to help with your questions and concerns.

What to do when somebody dies – especially the process required by law – is a bit of a mystery to most of us, until we suddenly have to find out. This is where funeral directors come into their own. Golden Bay Motueka Funeral Services is locally operated by Shelley Dixon and Stephen Roberts, both fully trained funeral directors. The other member of the team is Rachel Mason who provides office and admin support. “I’ve been in the caring business all my life,” says Shelley, “and being a funeral director means I get to take care of your loved ones. I make a point of reassuring families that this is what happens behind closed doors. “I believe my profession is a ‘calling’,” she continues. “Grieving is a natural part of the healing process following the death of a loved one. Family and friends need time to express grief, and support one another. The funeral service has

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Shelley Dixon

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Making dreams come true Phil and Jane Harris (right) have been in the travel industry in Motueka for more than 30 years. They’re suitably proud of the fact that their business, World Travellers, truly is 100% locally owned and operated. For them and their team, it’s about service, experience, loyalty, upskilling and being at the forefront of technology. This is what makes the service and backup so seamless. And the bottom line for travellers is to experience the world differently, emphasise both Phil and Jane. One of the business’s strengths is group tours, be it packages, land-only tours or cruises. “Our expert travel advisors are globetrotters, too, so this means they have insider information that will turn any des-

tination into a unique experience and guarantee you a different type of story to tell when you return.” So whether you’re looking for a fun family adventure, an authentic trip off the beaten path, tickets to that one-off festival or sporting event, or a tailor-made holiday to suit your taste, the highly qualified travel consultants at World Travellers will have the answers. “As avid travellers ourselves, we’re passionate about everything travel-related and, if there’s somewhere in the world you’d like to go, chances are that one of our team has been there and would be more than happy to share their knowledge and personal experiences with you.”

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Environmentally sound choices = less waste

The canvas industry has been around for a very long time. Not very long ago the dominant fabric choice was canvas made from cotton, linen or hemp, with leather for reinforcement and wool, horse hair etc for wadding and insulation. These days our industry mostly uses synthetic options such as PVC, Acrylic or polyfabrics such as Polyethylene [PE] polypropylene [PP] and Polyester. Some of these plastics are recyclable and some are not. Monique and Rowan started Tasman Canvas in Motueka in 2010 after 10 years making canvas tents under the Origin tents brand. In those early years very little PVC or polyfabrics were used, traditional canvas being the best outdoor fabric for a tent. In meeting the market for more general products we as a business have increased our consumption of PVC and polyfabrics and also our contribution to the waste stream.

They have many desirable characteristics such as easy care, higher stability and in a lot of cases higher load strengths - at least initially. Unfortunately, like many plastic items, they have an extremely long post-use life cycle and many of these fabrics will be in landfills for thousands of years after their useful life is a good reason to consider if there are options, many times there are. At Tasman canvas we are aiming to make a difference, our aim is to decrease the amount of non-recyclable plastic fabric we use over the next two years by 50%. Going forward we will be offering the options for more environmentally sound choices: whether it’s by using a traditional canvas or a recyclable polyfabric, by rethinking products to use more recyclable material and create less waste or by using waste shade sail offcuts to make heavy duty shopping bags (a great gift idea).

Perfectionism counts Once upon a time, their busy time was seasonal. “Now, it’s all year round!” says Tanya Goodman, local owner-operator who, together with husband Wayne (below), has run Architectural Aluminium for the past 12 years. What has added impetus to the customer demand is word-of-mouth recommendations. “This is what happens in small towns,” adds Tanya. “Excellent quality of work needs to be the basis of

any small business, of course, but Wayne is also a perfectionist. Nothing goes out the door unless it’s 100%, which is good.” She smiles, “But it’s also the reason that more and more customers are coming our way. It is also why we have a number of builders who regularly like to use and recommend us” Architectural Aluminium (trading as Fisher Tasman) is a family business. Two of the couple’s three adult children work for the company. In total, there is a staff of six. This locally owned and operated company is mostly involved in new builds and subdivisions in the Tasman and Golden Bay areas. “We specialise in thermallybroken aluminium joinery and many of the high-end homes that we fit out, now request this.” She’s upbeat about the challenge of keeping it all together. “There never seems to be enough time to run a fulltime business, manage a family and a household. But somehow it happens!”

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Supplying Kiwi essentials demand. “But it all started quite simply with servicing outboard motors on my parents’ hop farm,” admits Dave. Born and bred in Motueka, his interest in all things water was forged from summers spent waterskiing and being out on boats in the Abel Tasman National Park. As a local owner-operator, Dave is quick to point out that his team as a whole is responsible for the success of Bays Boating. “What works well for us is conThe Bays Boating team is, from left: Vic, necting everybody’s strengths,” Leeann, Brady, Brendan, Ryan, Tim, Dave, says Dave of his team of eight. Bruce. Absent: Alison. “That’s the key ingredient.” The It’s all about teamwork for the cohort team consists of Dave and Vic (sales), at Bays Boating. Started in 2004 by Brendan, Tim, Brady and Ryan (service Dave Thorn, the business in King Edward dept), Ali and Leeann (office admin). Street offers everything from new and Bays Boating specialises in Honda and used boats, to outboard motors, life jack- Mercury outboards, together with leading ets and marine electronics. New Zealand hull brands in Stabicraft, The range of items has expanded Mclay, Haines Hunter, FiGlass and exponentially as a result of customer Smartwave.


Quench your wanderlust She owns a hotel in Patagonia and is considered a South American expert, having lived “everywhere” from Mexico to Patagonia for many years. So it makes sense to travel with Silvana Gottini (below), the owner-operator of Southern Exposure Tours, based right here in Motueka. “We create tours for people who don’t do tours,” she smiles. “Many people feel

that they’re not ‘group tour’ people: they don’t want to be part of a big, impersonal tour, but want something more unique, something different and something more active.” Silvana’s company, launched in 2003, has an experiential focus: food, biking and walking tours are her specialty. Her travellers are active 50-plus-year-olds seeking authentic experiences. Travelling with Southern Exposure takes you off the well-worn streets and into the hidden alleyways, so that you live like a local in each place that you visit. Silvana invites you to journey with a small group of like-minded souls, explore each culture and meet the people. “We’ve got local contacts on the ground in the places we visit, so you’ll have genuine interactions and can be sure your money is supporting the local economy, not the corporate supply chain. It’s as real as it gets.” Southern Exposure Tours also provides tours to Asia, Europe, Africa and other regions. Silvana works in conjunction with World Travellers Motueka as their South America expert, so people can book their specialised tour with her there, too.

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The winning entry from Riwaka School, of the Motueka Library Book Week, trophy award. Exelente Campeons comprises of Neve, Grace, Carolina and Juliette.

From left, Jada and Esther playing their character of Pixie in their performance, ‘Pixie in a world of their own.’

A gathering of excited cyclists at the opening of the new Tapawera Area School Bike Track.

Students (some from MHS) have just finished a four week Adventure Tourism Leadership programme with a week kayaking, in the AT.

Four ladies from the Stoke combined Probus group were in Motueka to see the film, Young at Heart, showing at the Geko Cinema. Then they were going for a spot lunch. From left, Judy, Margaret, Jocelyn and Mary.

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Time for trout Last week Fish & Game released another tanker load of large rainbow trout into Lake Argyle and the lower Argyle Canal and The Waimea Kids Fish Out Ponds. This has been done in time for school holidays to promote winter fishing for families and young anglers, with the chance to have a crack at some huge (10+ pound) rainbow trout. The fish are superb specimens and also excellent eating, and they recommend anglers, if successful, take one home for the smoker. The Lake Argyle release builds on an earlier release carried out in May, which saw a flurry of anglers to the lake in the ensuing weeks, with many anglers catching some great fish. On one day Fish & Game staff (Jacob Lucas) was there ranging, two 10+ pound fish were caught. Lake Argyle is a small lake and can be easily covered from the shore. Spin and fly fishing are the most common methods to catch fish, with spin fishing being the most popular. Lures with a flash of pink work very well, such as the Black Magic rainbow trout enticer lure, as do soft baits, and the classic black and gold toby is a proven winner. Woolly Bugger lures in olive or black are deadly for the fly angler too. “There will also be a release of trout into the Kids Fish Out ponds on the Waimea River – a great close option for residents near Richmond or Motueka,” say Fish and Game. Anglers are reminded that a licence is required to fish for trout, and if they haven’t got one, winter and day licences are available. Whole season

Photo: Chris Walters with a 10 pound fish. Credit photo Jacob Lucas) licences for juniors (aged 12-17) are $25, and children under 12 are free. “If parents are wondering what to do with their kids in the next two weeks, head to Lake Argyle or the Waimea Fish Out Ponds and have a crack – choose a sunny windless day

to have the best experience……you won’t find easier freshwater fishing in the region, and it’s a great way to beat the holiday blues and get your kids off the iPad.”

Godzone hits big team target for chapter 8 Canterbury and Christchurch have been a massive drawcard for adventure racing teams from around world with entries into GODZone Chapter 8 hitting the mark for 2019. Over 70 national and international teams have secured a racing spot in the seven-day expedition adventure that will kick off in Canterbury from 10 to 17 March next year. GODZone Race Director Warren Bates was in no doubt that the region would attract an array of competitors eager to explore the vast South Island territory. “We are delighted with the enthusiastic response from around the world for our eighth episode of GODZone. 70 teams were our target for this particular event that will be a showcase of many unseen aspects of Canterbury.” “It’s the perfect number of teams to keep the adventure experience real and authentic and fits with the number of Barracuda Duo racing kayaks in our fleet which play a significant role in the course design.” Competitors lining up on the GODZone start line next year will represent a wide range of countries including New Zealand, England, South Africa, Canada, Australia, Europe, Scandinavia, and America.

“There is a strong showing particularly out of the US and Australia, and we see growth in both of those markets from an adventure racing perspective. It’s encouraging to see a willingness from US teams to travel and journey to New Zealand to take on the sport’s biggest adventure,” says Bates. “We are very excited to welcome back the US-based team Bend/Yoga Slackers who took out the first placed international team at Chapter 7 in Fiordland. They return to defend that title in 2019 and experience more of what New Zealand has on offer.” A newly introduced GZ PRIME event that allows teams to race a shorter formatted course without a support crew has been well received. “The launch of this new racing division has been a success and there is a good smattering of competitors ready to give it a go,” says Bates. High profile teams attracted to the Canterbury event include past GODZone winning teams Yealands Family Wines and Tiki Tour along with repeat podium placers, Swordfox. For more information: http://







Car Company Nelson 14 Jul 13:15 Waimea Old Boys: HLS Div 2 V Huia: Birdhurst Div 2 / JUBPRK: 1 14 Jul 13:15 Combined: Valley Stags Div 2 V Nelson: Galbraith Div 2 / MURCH: 1 14 Jul 13:15 Stoke: Freeman Roofing Div 2 V Huia: New World Div 2 / GREENM: 1 14 Jul 13:15 Riwaka: Aqua Taxi Div 2 V Wanderers: Taylors Div 2 / RIWAKA: 1 14 Jul 14:30 Takaka: Div 2 V Collingwood: Div 2 / TAKAKA: 1 Results Car Company Nelson Division 2 Marist: New St Steakhouse Div 2 39 V 19 Takaka: Div 2 Car Company Nelson Division 2 Waimea Old Boys: HLS Div 2 19 V 19 Collingwood: Div 2 Car Company Nelson Division 2 Huia: Birdhurst Div 2 0 V 46 Stoke: Freeman Roofing Div 2 Car Company Nelson Division 2 Nelson: Galbraith Div 2 0 V 24 Riwaka: Aqua Taxi Div 2 NPD Tasman Trophy Division 1 Waitohi: Crafar Crouch Div 1 15 V 19 Huia: Kahurangi Div 1 Car Company Nelson Division 2 Huia: New World Div 2 10 V 16 Wanderers: Taylors Div 2 Car Company Nelson Division 2 BYE V Combined: Valley Stags Div 2

Motueka Golf

Tasman Golf

Saturday saw the semi-finals of the Haig Cup while the rest of the field played a Par round. While the weather forecast wasn’t promising, those who turned up were rewarded with a day of little rain and mild temperatures. The Par competition was won, again, by Harry Bell with a score of plus 3. Harry has become such a specialist in winning the Par rounds that perhaps the competition should be renamed the Bell round!

18H Men Stableford Wednesday 04 July 1 Louis L Perry 38 pts 2 Tony Fleming 35 pts 3 Colin Michie 34 pts Two’s: Eric Satherley

However, Sharon, a relatively new member to the club, surpassed the closest to the pin accolade on No 4 by scoring a hole in one on No 14! The second she has achieved in her golfing career, which is two more than her partner! After a gap of more than a year since a hole in one was achieved on our course we have now had three aces in three weeks! Motueka Women’s Golf Results for 3rd July 2018 18 Hole ladies played Wilton cup R/4 Stableford 1st : Sandy LePine 38 2nd : Melva Webby on C/B Rhonda Heckler 35 4th: Grace Latimer 34 Closest to the Pin : Robin Frater Nett Eagles : Elizabeth Martin on 17 & 13 Not struck 9 Hole Ladies played R/1 Eclectics Nett Group 1 1st : Colleen Irwin 37 on C/B Group 2 1st : Jenny Smith 35 2nd: Gaele Wilson 36 3rd: Joy Bawtree 37

Unfortunately, due to weather, only two games were played with the second game limited to 5 ends. Results:1st place 25 points

Tom Closey’s Team (Wakefield)

2 wins

17 ends

2nd place 27 points

Russell Calder’s Team (Stoke)

2 wins

12 ends

3rd place 20 points

Di Potts Team (United)

2 wins

12 ends

Also with 2 wins but

not in the prizes were;

Alan Griffith’s Team (Stoke) and Graham Crawford’s team (Pohara


2nd on Plus 1 was Tony Fleming 3rd on Zero Peter Johnson 4th Rob Vincent on the same score. Twos were scored by Peter Neal and John Inglis Closest to the pins were Peter Neal and Sharon McGeown.

Results of the Tournament held 7th July 2018 Sponsored by the Motueka Mitre Ten This tournament was an Open Triples comprising three time limit games. A full field of bowlers competed with 16 teams from Motueka, Nelson, United, Stoke, Pohara, Wakefield and Richmond bowling clubs.

Mixed 9H Stableford - Friday 06 July 1 Nathan Fa’avea 21 pts 2= Alan Field/Colin Michie 19 pts 18H Men Saturday 07 July - Morris Trophy Quarter Finals: Jim Hunter def Paul Stringer 7&6 Al Ashcroft def Ross Stevenson 3 & 2 Tom Rush def Ian Rowling 2 up Derek Gray def Wayne Robinson 3 & 1

Bridge Motueka Bridge Club Moutere High-Low North-South Phil Donaldson/Malcolm Macleod 57.74% Warren Keith/Barry Simpson 56.25% Natalie Vonk/Mary Hamilton 54.46% East-West Angela Janes/Karen Daly 57.44% Jon Drabble/Paul Townend 56.85% Ron Tippett/Vicki Adnams 51.79% Handicap Scores North-South Phil Donaldson/Malcolm Macleod 59.61% Natalie Vonk/Mary Hamilton 57.36% Warren Keith/Barry Simpson 56.91% East-West Angela Janes/Karen Daly 59.31% Jon Drabble/Paul Townend 56.85% Ron Tippett/Vicki Adnams 55.43%

A reminder to all past bowlers and anyone wishing to play bowls. We have roll-ups every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon starting 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Club bowls are available. Come along and have some fun.

Bowling Cup pairs On a recent sunny Sunday in Golden Bay, Motueka played the Rowling Cup pairs with a disappointing nine entries. After playing qualifying rounds, four teams went through to post section with Ron Inglis and Karen Goodall beating Keith and Noeline Hunter 13-11,in the other game Greg Edwards and Fiona Prosser beating David Watson and Colleen King 9-3. In a very tight final Edwards beat Inglis 10-9 on an extra end. In the plate event Don and Pam Gardner beat Wayne Tibble and Hannah Marshall 10-9, in the other game Rae Inglis and Barrie Gates beat Ralph Douglas and Carolyn LeComte 8-5, in another tight game Inglis edged Gardner 8-7. Last weekend teams played in the zone finals for the NZ Mixed Fours and Mixed Pairs in Nelson. The team in the Mixed Fours is Greg Edwards,Wayne Tibble,Fiona Prosser and Colleen King and the Mixed Pairs team is Ron and Rae Inglis with the winners going on to the New Zealand Finals in Auckland in September.


Phone 03 528 2088 Email

CommunityNotices Community Notices are free to charitable trusts, gold coin entry where any monies gained go back into a community project. Notices for businesses and organisations who charge for courses or events cost $12.50+gst. No AGMs, sports notices or church notices. DEADLINE: 12 NOON MONDAY. 30 WORDS OR LESS BY EMAIL ONLY. Please send to: BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Meet monthly for more information phone Graham 544 2636 or Lloyd 544 2636 BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Cancer Society Nelson 102 Hardy Street, if you have or have had breast cancer come along to this friendly atmosphere. Register (03) 539 1137 or DO YOU HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM? Join us at Motueka Alcoholics Anonymous meetings 7pm Wednesdays and Fridays, and 5pm Sundays at the Family Centre Talbot Street. Friendly confidential support.

MOTUEKA COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER Requires more helpers on our organising committee. Attendance on Christmas Day not necessary. If you feel you would like to be part of this community event, please phone Graeme 021 728 168 MOTUEKA HEART SUPPORT At Motueka Community House Friday 13th July 10.30-12noon. Seminar- Living With Atrial Fibrilation presented by Dr Daniel Garofalo - Cardiologist Electrophysiologist - Free. Please register email

JP AT COMMUNITY HOUSE On Thursday mornings between 9.30-12.

MOTUEKA LIVE POETS Present RIKTHEMOST Wednesday 18th July 7.30pm open mic for poets and singer/songwriters. All welcome. Gold coin entry. Enquiries Maggie or ph 929 8150

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE SERVICES Free JP services, including copy certification and witnessing signatures, are available at Elevation Café, 218 High Street, on the first and third Saturday every month from 10am to 12 noon.

MOTUEKA SENIOR CITIZENS 10 PAH ST Activities Friday 13th 1.15-3.00 Contact Dylis 5288960 Housie Friday 20th 1.15-3.00 Contact Ethel 5287703. Crib Tuesday 17th 1.00 -3.00 Contact Judy 5284260

ME/CFS/FM SUPPORT NELSON BAYS Find support with others who understand. Come and join our small informal group, Tuesday 17th July 2018, 11am-midday at ‘GRIND COFFEE ROSTER & CAFÉ” BP Forecourt, MOTUEKA. - Miriam 027243 7124 local contact

MOTUEKA TEXAS HOLD’EM POKER CLUB Meets Motueka Bridge Club 32 Tudor Street Motueka Fridays at 7.30pm. Call Graeme on 021 252 5593 for details

MINDFULNESS AND RELAXATION Tuesdays 1pm Fairfield House $3 donation to Cancer Society (03) 539 1137 MONTHLY CARERS SUPPORT GROUP For Partners / Family / Friends who are supporting someone with cancer, or recovering from cancer. Come and meet others and discuss what you would find helpful from this group. Register (03) 539 1137 or

acknowledgement NEAL Carl Archie. Dawn and all her families wish to thank all those who came to St Thomas' Church, Motueka, to celebrate Carl's life with us, his loving family. Our grateful thanks to Dr Hudson and Dr Morris, the District Nurses, the nurses and caregivers at Woodlands Rest Home and Access Community Health. Many thanks to all those who sent cards, flowers, baking, emails and phone calls and those who visited. All so appreciated. Our love to you all. KERR Patrick Dennis - Irene, Pat's loving wife would like to thank family & friends for many cards, flowers, lovely food and phone calls at this sad time. He will leave a huge space in my life. Also a great thank you to the caring nurses, doctors and staff at Nelson Hospital.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Meet 1st Thursday of month Broadgreen House 276 Nayland Road, 1.30 to 3.30pm. Contact Bill, phone 544 8635 or 539 1137. SENIORNET MOTUEKA Run courses and workshops for adults. These courses are not only for computers and laptops, they also include iPad tablet and iPhones, also Android tablets and Android phones. For more information check in on our website

MOTUEKA AIKIDO Childrens-Adults classes Tuesdays & Thursdays. Children 5pm-6pm, Adults 6.30pm-8pm. Old Wharf Road. Contact: Julie 021 205 0143

SURVIVORS AND THRIVERS MOTUEKA If you have or have had cancer, supporting someone with cancer come along and meet others in this friendly atmosphere. or phone (03) 539 1137 for details

MOTUEKA CAMERA CLUB Meets 1st Monday of month, 7.30pm, in the SeniorNet Rooms, 42 Pah Street, Motueka. All levels of experience welcome. Contact. Cushla 5286548.

WANT TO TAKE YOUR ADVENTURE SKILLS TO THE NEXT LEVEL? Adventure Skills Development - 9 day programme for 15-18 year olds at Whenua Iti in the October school holidays


antiques $$$ for your antique furniture, paintings, china, clocks and jewellery. Plus quality restoration & reproduction service. Call at Mariri Gallery, Coastal Highway, Mariri, or telephone 027 448 4430 (weekdays 9am 4pm). FURNITURE, Art. Collectables, Toys etc. Fresh estate lots arrived from near & far. Selling, buying, valuing. 6 rooms to browse. Open Mon-Sat 9.30 to 5pm, Sat 10-4pm. Souchebys Antiques, 75 Gladstone Rd (SH6), Richmond. Ph 544 0723. www. antiquesnewzealand.


Phone 03 528 2088 Email death notices JOAN Margaret Digby Howarth 6.8.1926 to 26.6.2018. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joan; a beloved and devoted Wife to the late Tom Norman (Norm) Howarth and most loved and cherished Mother to Anne Howarth and Blair McBride, David Howarth, Jean Howarth, and Linda and Pat Houlihan; and Grandmother and Great Grandmother to Alan and Nicky Cockerill, Grace and Marc; Ricky and Angelina Cockerill, Yeva and Samantha; Jamie Howarth, Cerelia Howarth; Christopher and Liam Houlihan. Also, a special friend to many. Thank you to all those who cared for Joan in her final weeks and to Lynda Hannah of Living Legacies who helped us to honour her final wishes. In accordance with these, a private family cremation has been held. Special messages to 30 Teece Drive, Motueka, or 56 Norton Street, Gore.



FALCO Jim Gale Atkinson, the beloved son of Bridget and treasured brother of Tess and Tara has passed away, he slipped away dancing on Friday 6 July. We are gathering to honour Jimmy Boy (Falcon) at 1pm on Wednesday 11 July at the Lower Moutere Memorial Hall, 213 Main Road, Lower Moutere. Any Falco memorabilia: photos, mermaid’s tales, lion’s manes, leaf, branch, blossom, along with a plate/song/smile are kindly welcomed and appreciated.


Garage sales are free for up to 16 words and must be either emailed or brought into the office. Phone calls not accepted. Businesses will incur normal charges.

DRY skin? Calendula Blossom Oil an everyday popular moisturiser helps. For all types of skin. 200 ml $20. Pick up at Studio KarinLummis. Ph 5287186

health & fitness

9 AVALON Court, Motueka, 21 July. Garden tools, line trimmer, leaf blower/mulcher, wet suit, crock, timber. Not before 9 am.

public notices

CAR, plants, clothing, books, fishing gear, brushcutter, bedding, shoes, pool etc. All must go. 9-2pm Sat. 14 Teece Drive. SAT/SUN 14/15 July Wilkie St 9am. Lge sleeping bags, clothes line, single beds, good linen, craft pieces & much more.

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Phone 03 528 2088 Email situations vacant

storage HANDYMAN Storage. Motueka's newest most secure storage unit. Security cameras. Insurance approved. 26 Huffam St, Motueka. Ph 0274 344 254. Courtesy trailer available.

STORAGE Systems Motueka. Secure self storage available from $6 a week. Ph 528 4060.

TASMAN Storage units available from $5.90pw. Clean, dry, secure units. Insurance approved. 24/7 access. Phone 528 0071.

STUMP Grinding, tree felling. Stumps ground to mulch for ready gardening. Ph: Andrew 021 081 82 123, AH (03) 553 0633.

stump grinding

to let

church services

situations vacant

TOWNHOUSE - tidy, sunny, warm and spacious townhouse on Thorp St. Open-plan lounge/dining and kitchen. Two large, double bedrooms, separate office and a sunny conservatory. Bathroom and separate toilet. Single garage and parking space for two vehicles. Lovely small garden. Long term preferred. $325 per week. Phone 528 9599


PROPERTY to let? List it in The Guardian classifieds.

Have you been working in the kiwifruit industry and are looking for a new challenge? Willisbrook Orchards, an established family owned kiwifruit and pip fruit operation in Nelson, is looking for a passionate person to work in and manage the day to day running of its 11Ha Kiwifruit blocks, G3-8Ha and Hayward-3Ha. This handson role will focus on meeting industry quality for fruit size and dry matter targets at regional benchmarked expenditure levels. The successful applicant will be accountable to the Orchard Manager and have the skills and experience to demonstrate: • Kiwifruit Canopy Management • Team Leadership • Management of Labour Budgets and Schedules • Willingness to Learn and evidence of Study and Knowledge • Excellent Communication Skills • Computer and Numeracy Skills • Must be a NZ resident or hold a valid NZ visa This is an in-field position so applicants must be physically fit and be able to work alongside and manage staff. Remuneration package will depend on skills and experience. If you would like further information or your skills match the requirements please email your CV to Applications close Monday 30 July.


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therapy room / office to rent TREATMENT or Consulting Room available within my busy well established Beauty / Massage / Reflexology clinic. Centrally located. 1-7 day options available. Email Susanne:

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Rivercare Meetings 2018

Community Grants open

Join us for a conversation about river management issues and works. Topics will include flood protection, riparian maintenance and erosion control. If you have a specific question or topic you would like discussed, please contact Rivers and Coastal Engineer Giles Griffith on 03 543 7244 or Email: Thursday 12 July 2018, 4.00pm, Motueka Service Centre. (Lower Motueka, Riwaka, Brooklyn, Little Sydney, Hamiltons and Scotts Drains, Pauley Creek, Company Ditches and Moutere Rivers).

Are you planning a great community event or project – but need a little help to make it happen? Applications for our Community Grants are open now and close on 31 July 2018. Funding is available for Tasman-based projects that meet a community need and have community support. Priority is given to projects that can show financial support from other sources as well. Online applications: This year we’ve shortened the time you’ll need to spend online. Visit to download the Community Grants from Rates Application Form. Work on the application at your own pace – and save as you go. Send the completed application back to us using a simple online form.


Mapua Community Library

Register your dog

Annual Winter Book Sale Fundraising

You can register your dog in person, by mail to any Council service centre, or pay online. Remember to register by 31 July to avoid an extra fee. More information is available online at

Saturday, 14 July, Mapua Community Library, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm. A great variety of excess and surplus donated books will be available at great prices, including all the remaining books that are part of our special collectable section. Come out and enjoy the village's charms and stock up on books for winter reading pleasure! Contact: 03 540 2545 for information.

Nelson Tasman Regional events: coastal hazards and sea level rise – latest science and preparing for change Climate change is expected to increase the risk of coastal hazards around NZ as sea level rises. Join us to get the latest update on sea level rise science and a new approach to support coastal communities prepare for long term change. Dr Rob Bell (NIWA) and Dr Judy Lawrence (Victoria University) and Emma Lemire (Ministry for the Environment) will present on the key information from the Ministry for the Environment’s updated Coastal Hazards and Climate Change guidance document: • The relationship between climate change and natural hazards • Using sea level rise scenarios in adaptive planning • Engagement expectations between councils and communities • Community planning under conditions of uncertainty (the dynamic adaptive pathways planning approach) Following the presentation, there will be time for questions and discussion. There are two public events being held in the Nelson Tasman region, sponsored by the New Zealand Coastal Society and supported by Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council. • Motueka: 7.00 - 8.30 pm, 7 August, Memorial Hall, 8 Pah St, Motueka • Nelson: 7.00 - 8.30 pm, 8 August, St Joseph’s Holy Assembly Parish Hall, 1/18 Manuka Street, Nelson

Draft Public Water Supply Bylaw 2016 Tasman District Council seeks your view on an amended Public Water Supply Bylaw 2016. The proposed bylaw is available for consultation from 9 July in accordance with Section 83 of the Local Government Act 2002. Any person or organisation is welcome to make a submission on the proposed bylaw. The Council will consider all submissions made when it decides on the final bylaw. A statement of proposal, the proposed draft bylaw, a summary of information, and submission form is available for viewing on the Council’s website and at the following Council offices and libraries during normal opening hours: Tasman District Council Offices: • Golden Bay Office: 78 Commercial Street, Takaka 7142 • Motueka Office: 7 Hickmott Place, Motueka 7143 • Murchison Office: 92 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007 • Richmond Office: 189 Queen Street, Private Bag 4, Richmond 7050

Motueka Community Grants 2018 – 2019. What should our priority be? The Motueka Community Board has $47,000 for “Special Projects” for the current 2018 – 2019 year and is seeking guidance from Motueka residents. Visit to have your say and complete a priority form online.

Mudcakes and Roses Survey Mudcakes and Roses is a magazine for over-50s living in Nelson-Tasman. It is funded by the Tasman District and Nelson City councils, and aims to keep its readers up to date with services, events and opportunities for older residents in the region. We want to know if Mudcakes and Roses is meeting the needs of its readers – do you love it, or hate it? Head to to fill in the survey. The survey closes on Friday 3 August.

Tasman District Council Libraries:

Council Meetings

• Motueka Public Library: 12 Pah Street, Motueka 7120

Agendas and Minutes for Council Meetings can be viewed on Council’s website at

• Murchison Public Library: 92 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007 • Richmond Library: 280 Queen Street, Private Bag 3, Richmond 7050 • Takaka Memorial Library: 3 Junction Street, Takaka 7110

Unless otherwise stated, all meetings will be held at Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond.

Submissions close at 4.00pm on Friday, 10 August 2018.

Motueka Community Board Motueka Service Centre, 7 Hickmott Place, Motueka. Tuesday 17 July, 4.00 pm. Public forum

Matariki event on Queen Street

Community Awards Subcommittee Tuesday 24 July, 9.30 am. No public forum

Saturday 21 July, 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm. Queen Street, Richmond. New year, new beginning. Let's celebrate Q Street! Join us for a celebration of Matariki and a new beginning for Richmond. Music, fire show, cultural performances, handcraft workshops, traditional hangi, and much more! Rain date: Sunday 22 July.

RSVP/contact information:


Find out more: Visit our website, or email Community Partnerships Coordinator Mike Tasman-Jones,



Environment & Planning Committee Thursday 26 July, 9.30 am Public forum Everyone is welcome to attend our public meetings. There is a public seating area where you can observe the meeting, with many of the meetings having a ‘public forum’ providing an opportunity to speak to the meeting if you wish.

new year, new beginning. Let's celebrate q street !

At the beginning of ordinary meetings up to 30 minutes is set aside for public

Queen Street, Ric hmond

your intention to speak – just take your turn when invited by the chairperson.

Saturday 21 July , 4.00 - 7.00pm

forum. Each speaker is allocated five minutes. You don’t need to pre-register These presentations don’t form part of the formal business of the meeting – a brief record will be kept of the matters raised. Any matters requiring further

Join us for a celeb ration of Matariki and a new beginning for Richmond

investigation may be referred to staff by the Chairperson.

Music Fire show Cultural performances Handcraft workshops Traditional hangi (Rain date Sunday 22 July)




15203 Hothouse Creative

1 July - 31 July, Mapua Village, Corner Aranui and Toru Streets. Exceptional selection of high-quality and valuable books will be for sale at the library from 1 July. Library hours: 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm, Monday - Saturday. This is a great opportunity to purchase beautiful, pristine, collectable books on a variety of topics at very reasonable prices and at the same time support the Community Library. General Book Sale





Long awaited bike track for Tapawera Krissy O’Donnell, Tapawera Area School’s Outdoor Education tutor, recently celebrated the opening of a new bike track, along with school pupils and local residents, which has been in the planning since Krissy came to the school. “Our track has been designed that all riders no matter their ability can ride. There are a few jumps, at least 300m of track and also a pump track too. This is a resource for Tapawera and for the wider community not just the school,” Krissy said. The plan for the Bike track has been in the making since 2015, with the idea of providing an asset for the community and local groups and if wasn’t for the generosity and help of locals then the idea would never have come to fruition. “I applied for a grant from the council but was unsuccessful in getting it. I let the idea sit for a couple of years but at the end of last year, I saw how popular biking was at school and how many students were bringing bikes to school. This picked up my motivation to build a track and I ended up contacting a few community members who had access to dirt, trucks and diggers,” said Krissy. David Bright, helped with soil. Andrew Burnett spent a large number of hours sculpting the entire track from a rough sketch, with his digger, Gary Oldham helped design and print a ‘bikers care code’ sign. Willy Cameron

Photo: Two students ride down the hill on part of the new track, Mitchell Bean and Owen Elis. helped with timber for building features on the track and the Friends of the School who raise their money through fundraising opportunities in the community helped cover the cost of the sign. “The track was somewhat ready at the start of this year and I formed a ‘bike track committee’ with the students. These students get a say in any changes and

development of the track. Other students at the school need to gain the ‘Bike track committee’s’ permission if they wish to change anything on the track,” Krissy explained. A number of students have spent a large number of hours working on the track by hand, to finish the final touches. “I have been delighted by the students

enthusiasm and dedication as I have seen the students working on it after school and in the weekend too. What I enjoy the most about having the bike track at school is that it is a social and physical activity that students can be a part of during the school day, after school and in the weekends as opposed to hanging around the streets with no

real purpose,” Krissy stated. “It has been mentioned to me that the Great Taste Cycle Trail is going to be heading past the school boundary in the next 12 months and so the plan is to put in a ‘picnic area’ where our two tracks meet. Riders will have the opportunity to do a lap or two on our track if they want.”

11 July 2018  
11 July 2018