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There were some tense moments at Saturday’s Investec Rugby Championship third round test match, All Blacks and Argentina, held at Nelson’s Trafalgar Park, but our heroes dug in and outscored the Pumas, winning 46 to 24. It was the first All Blacks test match to be held in our region- the birthplace of New Zealand rugby and 21,404 fans turned up to cheer on the global legends. One legend of Motueka making, Owen Franks, was proud to be playing on home turf, after spending time with his Motueka family before the big day. See page 25/26 for the continued story.

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Water and waste upgrades for Ruby Bay and Mapua planned Funding has been allocated in the Long Term Plan, which was developed by Council in consultation with the community to establish project priorities, for an Aranui Road and Stafford Drive Water and Wastewater Upgrade project. The total cost will be $6,501,320. The extent of the project area is marked up on the aerial photo. The project includes the following elements: 1. An upgrade to the wastewater pump station in Ruby Bay, including a new underground emergency storage tank and odour control. 2. A new wastewater pump station at 69 Stafford Drive, which will replace the existing pump station at 72 Stafford Drive. The new pump station will include underground emergency storage and odour control. 3. A new water main running from Mapua Wharf to Pine Hill Road. 4. A new wastewater pipe running from Mapua Wharf to Ruby Bay. Why is it happening? The current water main running along Aranui Road and Stafford Drive is in very poor condition, say project staff. There are frequent pipe bursts at multiple pipe locations. The fragile nature of the pipeline means the

network is operating at a lower pressure than desirable. The Mapua wastewater network is inefficient, they add. There are five pump stations between Ruby Bay and Mapua Wharf which pump wastewater from one section of pipe to another. Parts of the wastewater system are frequently at capacity during rain events and overflows have recently occurred at Mapua School. Tankers are frequently required to prevent overflows in other locations. There is little or no emergency storage at the pump stations to store wastewater in the event of a power outage, mains break or high rainfall event. There is no odour control at existing pump stations. The project will address these deficiencies. The pump station upgrades will include emergency storage and odour control. The new mains will be larger and able to sustain higher operating pressures. A wastewater pipe will be installed all the way from Ruby Bay to Mapua Wharf. A new wastewater pump station will be built at 69 Stafford Drive at a more appropriate location. The project will also provide additional capacity to allow for growth. When will it happen? Timeframes are still being finalised, but the aim is to have the

project out to tender in November this year, with a view to starting construction in February/March 2019. “We plan to have the new system constructed and operational by the end of 2019.” During construction, a project liaison person will be available on a 24 hour phone number to address any

concerns. The project liaison person will also manage any specific access requirements and be responsible for daily communication with affected parties. How can I find out more? One way you can keep up to date with the project’s progress, is to sign up for email updates:

Email ‘projects@’ In the ‘subject’ line, type: ‘Join Mapua water and wastewater upgrade’. 7.30pm, Tuesday 18 September Mapua & Districts Business Association Open members meeting at Mapua Hall, 72 Aranui Road projects@tasman.

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Revised funding model for dam The Waimea Community Dam project will continue, say TDC, due to a revised funding proposal that they say reduces the cost and risk to ratepayers of proceeding. The Tasman District Council voted 9-5, at last week’s private meeting, to revoke an in-principle decision it made on 28 August not to continue with the dam. Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne said the decision was overturned after new information was presented to councillors that showed the cost to ratepayers of a $23 million increase in the overall project price would be minimised. The information also showed the risk of the Council’s credit support for a loan to irrigators through the Council-Controlled Organisation had significantly reduced. Not quite sewn up “We’ve still got a lot of work to do to reach financial close and the final decision point for the dam,” Richard

said. “However, today’s decision means we keep the ability to draw on $73 million in external funding for a project that will give us 100-year water security and protect the health of our precious water resource.” After the 28 August decision, the Council’s dam joint venture partners, Waimea Irrigators Limited (WIL) working with investors and central Government, proposed a revised funding model that limits the impact of the price increase on ratepayers. The revised funding model means: • The istrict-wide fixed rate remains unchanged at an estimated peak of $29 a year • The one of Benefit rate based on capital value remains unchanged • A small increase in water charges for urban water users on top of the increase consulted on in 2017 - equating to about 50 cents a week for the typical

residential user The Council’s decision not to proceed with the project on 28 August came after the price of the dam increased by about $23 million. Under the existing funding model, the Council faced an increase in its contribution to the project of $11.5 million – taking its total share of the costs to $38.3 million. Richard said the revised funding model meant irrigators would be effectively contributing 75% of the servicing costs for the $23 million price increase. “That significantly limits the effects of the increased price on ratepayers, which was the Council’s key concern on 28 August. There were also concerns about the level of risk the Council was carrying, and that is significantly reduced as well because of the introduction of a reputable New ealand institutional investor into WIL.”

Public houses for Tasman Up to 200 more families in West Coast Tasman will have warm, dry, and secure new homes built over the next four years, as a result of the Government’s Public Housing Plan by Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford. “The Government’s fully funded Public Housing Plan will build 6,400 new homes for families in need,” Phil said. “The national housing crisis has hurt too many New ealanders from those locked out of the Kiwi dream of home ownership, to those left homeless and those suffering the health effects of poor quality housing. “The single most important thing the Government can do to solve the housing crisis is to build more affordable homes,

and the best way to tackle homelessness is to build more public housing. “We’re making a great start in West Coast Tasman with concrete plans for 70 more public housing places.” The Ministry of Social Development will also be partnering with Community Housing Providers, developers, Housing New ealand, councils and others to build around 130 additional homes. Current numbers In West Coast Tasman, there are currently 1,447 public housing places. “Public housing is an essential part of helping families and vulnerable people with one of their most basic needs, housing. “It will take bold action to fix the housing crisis created over

the past decade and the Public Housing Plan is another step in the right direction. Demand for housing changes all the time, and we’ll constantly monitor what’s needed and will continue to invest in places where New ealanders need

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House prices This news comes as the rest of the country has noted a t decrease in property values. Nelson/Tasman prices continue to trend upwards, however.

The average value in Tasman has continued to rise year on year by 8.7%. The average is now $585,198. The Auckland average is currently $1,048,956. Queenstown sits at $1,161,159. Our annual growth stays solid.

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Whilst many were preparing for the Tasman sporting event of the year, others gave up there Saturday to support a cause they feel most passionate about. Outside Motueka DOC offices a committed and diverse crowd gathered, as one of 43 around the country, to protest against 1080 drops. The gatherings were planned to coincide with a pair of prtesters who had walked the length of the country and were arriving in Wellington to meet with the PM. In mid-June, two people began walking from the far tips of New Zealand toward Parliament. They walked from each end of the country, starting with Alan Gurden at Bluff, in the south, and Emille Leaf at Cape Reinga in the north, meeting in Wellington. The pair, with their supporters, converged at Parliament, on Saturday, September 8, where the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern agreed to meet them. Their mission : ban 1080. Alan Gurden and Emille Leaf, co-founders of Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation, believe that the New Zealand Government and its poisoning agencies are committing an act of terror by aerially spreading 1080 poison bait across New Zealand forests and waterways. In Motueka, signs were held high, with banners and pup-

pets waving and a sharing of stories about beliefs of how 1080 has affected their land, devastated native birds, and discussed ideas of alternative ways of caring for Papatuanuku, the animals, people, and water. At 1pm there was a haka at each of the satellite gatherings across New Zealand. Changes not welcomed by some There are three significant government agencies that aerially spread 1080 poison bait across land and water in New Zealand – The Department of Conservation, TB Free & OSPRI, and regional councils. Up until 2017, regional councils issued resource consent certificates to government agencies and contractors that permitted 1080 poison bait to be spread across land and directly into water. However, in 2017, the New Zealand Government changed legislation, and opposers say, that legislation now permits poison bait to be aerially spread across land and directly into water, without the requirement for a resource consent certificate – effectively excluding the aerial distribution of poison bait, from the protection of the Resource Management Act. Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation organiser Alan Gurden says they are calling for a moratorium on all 1080 activity immediately.

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After four years of adventures in canoes and teaching bushcraft, the Wilderness Canoe Trust is again offering free public open evenings to celebrate our work with the community. Come and learn how the charity helps develop life skills and provides mental and physical health benefits for your community group or whanau. Talk to the founder, outdoor educator James Alker, about how you can have a canoe journey tailor-made to meet your aims, from just a few hours to multi-day adventures. James believes in the power of the outdoors to develop an appreciation of the environment and to assist people on their life journeys. “Leave technology behind and come and have some fun with friends while connecting with nature in local locations many people have not had the opportunity to experience,” said Greg Mason of the trust. “We work with all ages and abilities and have specific programmes for groups with specialist physical and learning needs. We can meet groups at their nearest outdoor location from quiet wetlands to wild river rapids, or further afield to suit your needs.” What is the trust? The Wilderness Canoe Trust is a community resource and they work with community agencies and schools to encourage anyone who is interested to get in touch to make a booking. “As a charitable trust we have received generous support from Nelson City Council and the Lottery Grants Board, which enables us to subsidise the cost of our activities,” said Greg.

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Fundraiser to support those dealing with the victims Motueka Women’s Support Link will be the sole beneficiary of a fundraiser that takes place at on Saturday, 22 September, at 8pm. This will be the screening of the movie Blue Moon, the iconic Kiwi film festival movie shot here in Motueka. “Film violence has a It was filmed in 30 Films to donate 100% constable in Motueka Darren Cates (Brophy) hours on a mobile of the proceeds to us,” and also a novelist and facing off in an all-night sense of the unreal,” phone for just $12,000! says a delighted Lisa film maker. He made petrol station early one qualifies Pegeen. “By contrast, family Dark Horse Films Whittaker of Women’s his third feature film, morning. Stef works closely violence needs amazwill screen the local- Support Link. “We Blue Moon, in just 30 ly-made Blue Moon also have the Motueka hours at a Motueka with the Women’s ing people like those at Store petrol station with lead Support Link in terms the Women’s Support movie as a fundraiser Community for Women’s Support putting on a fashion actors Mark Hadlow of dealing with family Link, so we need to Link at the State show and donating all and Jed Brophy. violence. support them.” Cinema. the proceeds to us that same week! Petrol station drama 100% of proceeds “We’re very pleased to have such amazing The thriller unfolds “It’s incredibly gener- support from our com- over one night, with old ous of Stef and his wife munity!” school friends Horace Pegeen of Dark Horse Stef is a senior police Jones (Hadlow) and

Blue Moon features The Hobbit co-stars Jed Brophy (left) and Mark Hadlow as school friends who face off at an all-night petrol station.

Family violence: 525,000 New Zealanders are harmed every year: we have the worst rate of family and intimate-partner violence in the world. A shocking 80 per cent of incidents go unreported, so what we know about family violence in our community is barely the tip of the iceberg.

Motueka Community Store is looking forward to hosting a Fashion Show Event at the Motueka Memorial Hall on September 21 at 7p.m. This event has been organised solely to raise funds for the Women’s Support Link. All money raised will go towards their important work. Much work has gone into ensuring this will be a memorable night by a large team of volunteers. With 200 tickets for sale, this is no small occasion. Entry is $10 and includes performances by Dance Motueka and Riwaka Jump Jam, for added quality entertainment. “Its the perfect opportunity to buy your spring clothing, whilst supporting a good cause” said manager Heather. Tickets are available at the Community Store, Saville’s or at the door on the night.

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Police Report Crimestoppers: totally anonymous information line: 0800 555 111 Hi All. Great weekend weather wise. I had to work in Nelson on Saturday for the All Blacks test…the town was certainly buzzing. I know we have spoken about scammers in the past but a local elderly lady was tricked into parting with several thousand dollars last week and this deserves to be put out to everyone. A foreign sounding man said he was from Auckland and the lady had bought a computer virus protection package from him about a year ago. Then the person contacts her again to say the programme is faulty and she will be refunded money…they then show her what is supposedly her bank statement showing they’ve “mistakenly” refunded her $2500 instead of $250 and she owes them $2,250. They get her to buy i-tunes cards and she gives them the numbers from them. They then say those cards have been cancelled and she is to transfer money via Western Union. The really scary thing in that the scammers had control of her computer and bank accounts somehow. If it weren’t for a quick-thinking supermarket staff member in Motueka this woman would have bought another $2000 of i-tunes cards. Once again this shows how easily scammers can make up a really convincing story, produce false bank account details and get control of someone’s computer. If you know anyone with a computer you think could be at risk please have a conversation with them about this story and reinforce to them not to start giving out any details about bank accounts, computer passwords etc. 57 yr old Motueka male drink driving 46 yr old Motueka male driving while disqualified, car impounded, failing to stop and blood taken for drink driving Assisted a mentally unwell person 7 Family harm incidents Keep safe out there S/Constable Grant HENEY

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Play Reading for NZ Theatre Month at the Motueka Library Nelson Repertory Theatre presents James and the Giant Peach Saturday 15 September, 10.30am 11.15am Suffrage 125 – Eileen Stewart on Sarah Greenwood at Motueka Library Hear local historian Eileen Stewart talk about local Tasman woman Sarah Greenwood. Eileen will talk about the trials of being a woman in New Zealand’s pioneering era. Eileen is knowledgeable, entertaining and enthusiastic. Friday 21 September, 11.15 - 12.15


atourlibrary Colour your Life at Motueka Library Join us for a wide ranging discussion of colour, its history, how it affects us, represents our personalities and can be used to achieve our goals. Sandra Quiggin is our guest speaker. Books for sale $20. Friday 14 September, 11am - 12 noon

The Suffrage Petition of 1892 at Motueka Library More than 17,000 New Zealand women signed the petition of 1892 in support of the suffrage movement. Find out if one of your ancestors signed this lifechanging, historical document. Our local, experienced genealogists will help you find out. This could be the start of tracing your own family history. Thursday 20 September, 12 noon - 2pm

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Our taptastic girls

Dance Motueka students are soon to proudly represent our area once again and before they do, they are asking for your support by way of attending a fundraising Housie Night, Saturday, September 15. In July, Dance Motueka were nominated by Nelson Performing Arts Competitions to compete at PACANZ (performing arts competition association new Zealand) finals, in Palmerston North in October. Georgina Palmer and Zara Fox will perform solo’s and a troupe of 11 girls are busy practicing for their spotlight appearance, tap dancing to Tina Turners ‘Proud Mary.’ All girls are aged 13-17 and five of them are from the Richmond based dance school, Tasman Tappers. Their coach Nicola Price and Carrie, of Motueka Dance, used to dance together growing up and so this is a proud project, to combine both sets of their talented students to represent Tasman. “The girls are used to competing against one another and have become good friends, so this gave them an exciting opportunity to work together,” said Carrie. The cause “We are having to

fundraise as the trip has many costs involved. We have been really lucky that local businesses have

got behind us and donated fabulous prizes,” said Carrie. Just show up on the night. $10 entry

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Keen to learn and keen to teach Three local girls have recently taken part in an innovative Internship programme which has seen them experience first hand, life in the tourism industry and learn the theory behind the practice. Students on the Internship programme are on a type of extended work experience – they spend time with an employer learning about the tourism industry, and time, mainly the evenings, at Whenua Iti Outdoors working on Unit Standards, that contribute to NCEA. The course is to support the transition between school and work. It is to extend the students into a day in the life of someone working in the service industry, with policies and procedures, health and safety issues and how the days run with times. It also gives an opportunity to the operators of service businesses to interact with talented young people. The students from Motueka High School who took part are; Awatea -Placed at Motueka Top Ten/I-site, Isabella – Placed at I-site/Motueka Top Ten and Genesis – Placed at Skydive Abel Tasman. Other businesses assisting are Wilsons Abel Tasman, Kaiteriteri Reserve Board and Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles. “These internships are such an exciting programme for us to be involved in. They are an essential bridge between work and school for youth who are enthusiastic, have a great attitude, and are ready, with support, to transfer the skills learned in school to the work place. We’re really grateful to the companies who have supported us and taken such great care to offer hands-on learning opportunities to our students,” said Mark BrucMiller, manager of WIO. The required Unit Standards focus on providing customer service experiences in a tourism workplace and teamwork in that environment. Students can also choose from several other topic areas which include aspects of tikanga in Maori cultural tourism. The students on the programme are often doing really well at school but are keen to have hands-on experience. Other students have found that the different type of environment suits their personal learning journey,

From left; Danita McLaren, Gen Withers and Isabella Rae who were Wilsons Abel Tasman, Interns. “Many students thrive in this different learning environment where Experiential Learning is a key to their success,” said Nettie Stow of Whenua Iti. What students learn varies from week to week. “Last week I saw students appreciate the amount of paperwork that goes behind the businesses, an understanding of the soft skills needed to engage the visitors and have fun within their work”, said tutor Linda Heath. “There were a lot of discussions from the mentors about how the service industry even within NZ is very small and how people’s behaviour on the job influences their career.” Linda explained that the highlights have been watching the students embracing the work environments and leav-

ing the placements with big smiles and talking about their individual experiences. “One student walked out after day one and the mentor had said for her to come and see them for a summer job next season” David Ross, chief executive of Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve, supports the programme. “It is challenging finding the right people with the appropriate skills to fill many of the roles in our business that spans conservation, tourism and recreation. It’s great to be part of a programme that gets keen students engaged in an operation of our breadth and show them the variety of opportunities on offer and hopefully contribute to growing the next generation leaders in our industry”



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Students bliss out on classroom rewards Sugar-laden treats have been struck off the menu and replaced by wholesome alternatives at Motueka High School since the recent launch of a student initiative. Year 13 food and nutrition students Astaria Vink and Lillian Russen pioneered the project, supported by teacher Tersha Coppell. The idea of focussing on the kinds of foods teachers were using to reward positive behaviours in the classroom came out of a wider class study of nutritional issues facing New Zealanders. “The next step from that was, okay what can we do about that within our own school community?” Ms Coppell said. Astaria and Lillian began by brainstorm-

ing alternatives to the popular lollipops or mini chocolate bars. Not all of them made the cut, such as the sage popcorn that tasted great the next day but not so good the day after that. They finally settled on bliss balls and dark chocolate and coconut dipped pretzels. The bliss balls are made to Astaria’s own personal recipe and contain no sugar. Any sweetness comes from dates which are combined with coconut oil, desiccated coconut, nuts and cocoa. While the pretzels do have a touch of chocolate, it’s a token amount and has 70% cocoa solids. About 100 lucky students were initially invited to sample the products, rate them and respond as to whether they’d prefer to be rewarded with

these rather than junk foods. Their feedback was overwhelmingly positive. This was backed up by teachers who were also surveyed and offered to opportunity to purchase the healthy rewards for use in their classrooms. Their paperwork was sweetened up with a complimentary sample of each treat. “95% of them said yes. All of them said it was a really good idea. Some teachers already did healthy food so they didn’t really need them,” Lillian said. Interestingly, the survey also showed that teachers were generally unaware of the school food policy which favours healthy options. Production is in full swing to meet orders and students continue to express their prefer-

ence for the healthy spin on a positive reward. Comments from Emily Hayes’ Year 12 geography class sum it up: “Really yummy, a great healthy alternative” and “I liked them because they were a more concentrated energy source”, and simply, “YUM!” Positive feedback has also been received on the presentation and packaging, with products now being sold in glass jars that can be returned and recycled when finished. The social enterprise initiative will earn Astaria and Lillian 5 level 3 credits once they’ve written up their reports on it. However, it’s been about a lot more than just the credits. Lillian, who’s planning on going on to study sport and nutri-

tion, says she’s now got the confidence that her actions can make a difference. “Me and Astaria at the start were like ‘why are we doing this?’ We just have to do it because, it’s not going to work. And then we started getting all this feedback and it’s turned out more successful than we thought.” Tersha Coppell echoes her sentiments. “I think they’ve had a sense of achievement, definitely. I think they’ve been quite surprised by the response so that’s got them motivated as well,” she said. “If we can provide something that’s wholesome, then it’s a double win.”

Registration made easy for operators SNAP Audits NZ is based in Canterbury and is owned and operated by Sandy and Ronald de Vries who are both MPI approved verifiers who have over 30 years combined experience in the food and environmental health sector. With the change in legislation, they saw a need for more cost-effective and practical verification assessment process for operators and have since launched SNAP Audits NZ which has independent accreditation as a Type A inspection body through IANZ and is MPI approved to verify under the Food Act 2014. They provide verification assessment services to businesses for registration under National Programmes 1, 2 or 3 or Food Control Plans under the Food Act 2014 and Food Regulations 2015. They have experience in verifying horticultural operations, beekeepers, dairys, retailers, service stations, distributors, manufacturers of shelf-stable condiments, oils, nuts and seeds, grain-based products and home kitchen registrations. Sandy and Ron travel throughout the South Island and organise clients in audit runs where groups of clients can be verified with two verifiers operating. The assessment fee is set and includes all preparation, on-site assessment time, report, follow up if required, issue of certificate and correspondence and database management with MPI. The travel costs are shared equally among the auditees and give a very cost-effective service. SNAP Audits prides itself on being easy to relate to personable, friendly and helpful.

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Veteranettes are off Motueka Veteranettes Marchers, who are in their 22nd year, are going to be displaying their marching aplomb in Christchurch, representing our area, this Saturday, 15 September. The women will enjoy a stopover at Hamner as part of their trip. However, this is not only the date in their diary, as on October 27 they depart for Gore, for the South Island Lesireu Marchers Field Day. This is a five-day trip and they have been donated the NBS van to support their journey. “We are looking forward to meeting up with fellow marchers,” said member Betty. Fun fashion show The club are self-funded and are holding their own fashion show, September 26 at the Motueka Brass Band Rooms. The clothes are from Ormolu and ticket sales are already on their way to be sold out. Motueka wishes the women all the best on the field. For any one who wishes to join this club, your welcome to email Betty ; alexbetty@slingshot.

Thorp Bush makeover Keep Motueka Beautiful (KMB) had a working bee in Thorp Bush a week last Saturday, planting shrubs to replace the forest under-story. There are lots of beautiful, mature, native trees in Thorp Bush, but the forest floor vegetation was destroyed when the Bush was grazed in the 195060s. KMB is trying to help restore the ecosystem with the appropriate eco-sourced plants. Thorp Bush is the largest remnant left in the district of the forest that used to cover the floodplain of the Motueka River from Riuwaka to Mariri. Today less than 1% of the original forest remains in the Motueka District. “So, although it is much modified, Thorp Bush has immense ecological value,” say the group. It is classed as an “acutely threatened” ecosystem. “It is encouraging to see signs of natural regeneration in the Bush,” said KMB spokeswoman, Isobel Mosley. “The greatest threat now is cyclists going off track and taking shortcuts through the Bush, destroying the ground cover.” KMB is working with TDC to rope off shortcuts so that the bush can recover. “Thorp Bush is precious and we hope the people of Motueka will treasure it,” said Isobel.


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Nothing like books Last week was a week of book fun for Motueka South School, as they dressed up in favourite characters for their parade, had book readings by a pirate, and a visit by the local librarian, Mary Butler. On Monday they welcomed Jerri Pirc, author of the ‘Kate and Caboodle’ books to share with each of our three learning teams. To culminate the parade, Mary presented spot prizes and announced the winner of the ‘Best Classroom Door’ award. “MSS had a fantastic fun-filled week. The children and teachers all dressed in colourful costumes and worked hard on their door displays which were based on the class’s favourite book. The Doors and costumes were judged by the lovely Motueka librarians, Mary and Pip,” said one organiser, Nadia. A lot of cash All up the week made a whopping $3000 from sales at the book fair. The money made will go towards new books in the school library and classrooms.

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Motueka Greens were delighted to host Green MP Chloe Swarbrick in Motueka on 22 August. Chloe visited Rudolf Steiner School and Motueka High School, engaging informally with students at each. Tasman Youth Councillors at Motueka High School met with Chloe and gained input on how to progress a cause such as the recreational development of Thorpe Bush. Admiration for Chloe’s commitment to stand up for changes she really wanted to see happen was part of the positive feedback received from students. On an afternoon visit to Otuwhero Wetlands, Chloe met local landowners and residents, Otuwhero Wetland trustees, and DoC representatives Helen Lindsay and Roger Gaskell to see damage from cyclone Gita and hear the complex concerns of these groups with interests in and around the wetland.



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In the past, large parts of the Otuwhero wetland were highly modified by drainage and converted to farmland. In recent years a small group of volunteers are working with the Department of Conservation on re-establishment of the wetland. Wetlands worldwide are considered important habitats for native wildlife and at Otuwhero there is a wide range of biodiversity. Some rare birds such as fernbird and banded rail are present. Over the past six years, a lot of wetland shrubs and trees have been planted by volunteers. Many of those planted last season were inundated by mud and woody debris after the cyclones, but luckily, with a lot of hard work about 1/3 were recovered from the mud. The Otuwhero Valley is threatened by weather events, rising tides from the sea, silt and mud from landslips and logging from the hills behind, and the increased traffic caused by the upsurge of the tourism industry. Local landowners in the valley also feel threatened because of road blockages from rising waters caused by silting up of the rivers. At a public meeting in the evening, Chloe spoke forthrightly of life as a politician, of the Greens’ achievements in Government, and answered questions from a capacity audience.

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Showcasing creations On 19 and 20 September, there will be two innovative performances at Imagine Theatre created by young DramaLab students. Martine Baanvinger, DramaLab coach, started teaching drama at Imagine Theatre earlier this year. Since that time, two groups have been creating their own characters and original storylines/scripts, which will culminate in their public performance. “The actors, juniors 8 - 10 years old and seniors 11-13 years old, are super committed and excited about their creations. They are a talented bunch,” said Martine. “The performances are so original, fresh, wacky and imaginative. An adult would never come up with something like this.” Students began the process of devising their pieces through first, developing a character. “In the first term, they explored the characters

through drama exercises, and developed their personal storylines and created relationships between the characters. The students completely drove this part of the process. Next comes improvising of scenes which lead to plotting storylines, themes, and Martine firming up scripts from the students improve work. Rehearsals see blocking of scenes and exploring drama conventions, such as space, time and conflict. “The kids feel they own their work and loved working on the poster also. The groups have been very committed and enthusiastic all the way through and deserve to shine on their performance nights,” concludes Martine. Dates: Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 September. Imagine Theatre. Tickets for sale: Unichem Pharmacy, Motueka Ticket prices: $12 for adult / $8 for kids / free for under 5 yrs

Golden dancers Recently seven talented Golden Bay dancers, of GBHigh School and Collingwood Area School, strutted their stuff on Nelson’s Theatre Royal stage at the VAST event for youth. The group, Holly Rillstone, Lizzy Rillstone, Shannon McLellan, Dani McLellan, Lauren Berkett, Hannah Holmwood and Erin Bickley, under teacher Debbie Neale, entered a tap dance ‘Michael Jackson Medley’. The group had devised their own piece and it was their first time performing outside of GB. “We all made up a section of the medley and helped each other out when we couldn’t come up with steps. It was such a great experience,” said

Holly. “Vast was an awesome experience and it was such a privilege to be involved in it! It was so cool to have proper lighting and sound as well as being the only tap dancers performing on the night,” said Lauren, of Golden Bay High School. “It was such a great experience and well organised. I would definitely recommend it,” said Dani McLellan, of Collingwood Area School. I think Vast as an idea is really great because it gives you a chance to see what other schools are coming up with, in their dances and to be inspired. I hope we inspired others too,” Erin Bickley of Golden Bay High School concludes.

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Young fan Roman has his ball signed by celebrity Puma Player.


Motueka Lioness President, Penny Blois, presents Community Constable Grant Heney with a cheque for $500 to go towards extra security cameras around Motueka.


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Ariana, Emma and Tauriel enjoyed the yellow slime as part of Motueka’s Oasis Central Preschool Daffodil Day activities.

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Celebrating our adventurous spirit and stunning scenery

During Labour weekend, the Lift Off Abel Tasman Festival will be taking place, featuring two days of aerial adventure and fun. Local tourism operators are fully supportive of this major new festival for Nelson Tasman. “It’s set to become a unique highlight of our area’s event calendar,” confirms event organizer, Johny O’Donnell. This exciting new event will include spectacular hot air to local charitable causes. The four charities that will balloon night glows, sky diving exhibitions (and a ‘halo’ benefit are: skydive New Zealand record attempt), scenic flights, fire1. Motueka Community Pool works, music, entertainment, food and more. 2. Tasman Bay Guardians Lift Off Abel Tasman will showcase Motueka as a world 3. Abel Tasman Eco Tours class adventure aviation hub and celebrate the amazing 4. Project Janszoon. beauty of the Nelson Tasman region. Tasman Bay Guardians is an aquatic conservation “The Lift Off Abel Tasman Festival will create an amazgroup focused on conservation, education and collaboing festival vibe for Motueka that the town has never seen before. I am delighted that the community and tourism operators have got behind this event. It will be amazing,” adds Johny. The first day of festivities at Motueka Airport, Lift Off Festival Motueka on Saturday, 20 October, will be family-oriented, while the second day at world famous Kaiteriteri Beach on Sunday 21st October will have a beach party theme. Balloons on the Beach will feature what’s believed to be the first ever hot air balloon night glow on the beach. Profits from Lift Off Abel Tasman will go directly back into the community, with 50 per cent being set aside for future local events and the remaining 50 per cent going


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ration, and are advocates for looking after the environmental health of Tasman Bay. “Our strategy involves working collaboratively on cleanups, environmental forums, restoration projects, the Abel Tasman Tree Collective, and providing Whitebait Connection and Experiencing Marine Reserves educational programmes,” explains Stew Robertson, trust director. “The Guardians are very grateful to the Lift Off Festival for selecting them as one of the charitable recipients of this exciting event.” The Motueka Community Pool fundraising committee is getting close to its objective. “We are required to raise one third of the expected cost of $1.2m from the community,” says chairman Fred Hickling. “Then we can apply to the Lotteries Commission for the greater part of the balance. “As one of the four selected beneficaries of the Lift Off Festival, this will be a very welcome boost to the coffers!”

Put these dates in your diary now! SATURDAY Motueka Airport, 3pm – 10pm Lift Off Festival Turn your eyes to the sky to witness incredible sports skydiving formations and a New Zealand record “halo jump” from 25,000 feet. Enjoy scenic flights, trial flights (where you get to fly the plane), and aircraft viewings at the airport. The balloon night glow spectacle kicks off at 8pm, followed by a fireworks display. End the night on the right note with live music and dancing with an on-site bar.

SUNDAY Accommodation, café & outdoor pizzeria, locals welcome. Cruise & Lunch including return boat from Totaranui $75pp or Kaiteriteri $99pp. Child prices available.


Kaiteriteri, 3pm – 10pm Balloons on the Beach The second day of Lift Off Abel Tasman is all about the beach. From 4pm, skydivers will land on the golden sands of Kaiteriteri, the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park. There will be live music, food stalls and a craft market. Fully-catered sunset boat cruises to Adele Island wildlife sanctuary can be booked in advance. These cruises will culminate in the bay in time to watch the world’s first balloon night glow on the beach. The festival will close with live music and dancing on one of New Zealand’s most picturesque coastlines. NOTE: Please do not drive to Kaiteriteri. There will be carparking spaces available in Motueka, Riwaka and Marahau with regular shuttle buses to Kaiteriteri.

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Event details, ticket info and more re this exciting festival You’ll be able to do it all over Labour Weekend: take to the skies, enjoy the ‘night glow’, watch skydiving, enjoy sunset cruises, food and drink, arts and crafts, live music and a beach party. Here are the details. Gates will open at 3pm for the Lift Off Festival at the Motueka Airport and the event will finish at approximately 10pm. The day will include: • Family oriented event • Sky-diving exhibitions including a ‘halo’ skydive New Zealand record attempt • Scenic flights • Aircraft display • Hot air balloon night glow • Fire performance • Fireworks • Twilight night market and food village • Live music and entertainment including a balloon craft competition with amazing travel prizes. Entry is $10 per person or $30 per family (2 adults and up to four children). Car parking will cost $10 per car. Event organisers encourage visitors to walk, cycle or carpool. At Kaiteri on the Sunday, gates will open at 3pm and the event is expected to end around 10pm. The day will include:

• Beach party theme with volleyball, table tennis and other games • Skydive beach landings • Abseiling display off Kaka Point • The world’s first balloons on the beach balloon night glow • Twilight food village and cocktail bar • VIP fully catered cruises available to Adele Island (or charter your own boat!) Entry is $20 per adult, $60 per family (2 adults and up to four children). The VIP fully catered sunset cruise is $159 including food, beverage, event pass, shuttle and cruise. Entry includes a free shuttle service from Motueka, Riwaka or Marahau. Park and ride stations will be set up in Motueka, Riwaka and Marahau. Visitors are asked to park nearby and walk to the park and ride stations. Given the limited parking at Kaiteriteri, there will be NO ENTRY by car into Kaiteriteri. More information on road closures can be found on the Lift Off website:

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Let your dreams set sail “We have one of the most picturesque spots in the country for sailing, plus an excellent yachting club with friendly and helpful members, so there are no excuses to not come along and join in!” So says Brendon Gordon of the Motueka Yacht and Cruising Club’s imminent opening weekend. It promises to be a fun weekend with dinghy sailing on Saturday, 15 September, and trailer yachts taking to the water on Sunday, 16 September. The briefing on Saturday is at 11.45am at the Salt Water Baths with a start time of noon. On Sunday, for the trailer yacht racing, the briefing is at 11.30am at the Clubrooms at Port Motueka, with a start time of 12.30pm. Although there will be competitive racing, the focus is on getting everybody who’s interested to come along

and join in, have fun, and maybe discover a whole new hobby. The number of boaties enjoying dinghy sailing has been increasing in the last few years with a good mix of adults and youths enjoying the great sailing to be had right here on our doorstep. Every two weeks, on the high tide, the Motueka estuary offers an easily accessible and safe place to have a lot of fun on the water. “This year there are really good tides around midday which is perfect for sailing as there’s more wind,” confirms Brendon. The MYCC will set out a course and run two to three races. This provides close racing for those that are competitive, but the main focus is on having fun and learning and improving sailing skills. This type of sailing is great for new or not-so-new sailors to get out on the water. A support/safety boat will be present. A great mix of people, boats and expertise The boats on most race days are Lasers, Phase II and Sunbursts, plus a mix of multihulls. So if it floats and sails, bring it down to the Motueka estuary and have some fun! Club members are always keen to help new sailors – whether to help with rigging your boat, or passing on sailing knowledge or skills. If this sounds like you, contact the club or just come down on 15 and 16 September and have a look! Excellent value for money “Membership fees represent excellent value for money,” says the new commodore, Neil Clifton. “Here at the Motueka Yacht and Cruising Club our members are looking forward to another season of yachting and cruising. We are lucky to have a club that promotes all forms of the sport, from competitive sailing on centre board and trailer yacht classes through to offshore cruising.

Sailing conditions can vary, so having a support boat manned by experienced club members ensures that races are well organised and everyone is conducted safely back to port. Additional volunteers for this are very welcome and full training will be provided. “We are always keen to welcome new members whether children or adult, newcomers to the sport or experienced sailors.” Adopt a dinghy The Motueka Yacht and Cruising Club is again offering the use of a few of its Phase II dinghies for the 2018/19 season. “The Phase II is a two-sail-two-person boat that is easy to handle and is also capable and fast when sailed well – perfect for our estuary,” comments Brendon. The ideal crew is an adult and child, or two teenagers, or similar. So if you’d like to make up a crew or want to be part of a crew, contact Brendon Gordon on 027 2388 791. Have a go sailing Every year the club assists Yachting New Zealand with its “Have a go sailing” programme which is run through

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local primary schools. These sailing days are always well attended and enjoyed by the students and the club members who assist. “If you’d like your school to participate, the club would like to help you achieve this. Give us a call and let’s make it happen!” says an enthusiastic Ross Loveridge. Contact him on 021 688 376. Trailer yacht and keeler racing With the tidal nature of Port Motueka, racing is restricted to around high tide. Fortunately, it works out well this year with start times ranging from mid-morning to early afternoon. A mixed fleet of predominantly trailer yachts will compete during the opening weekend. Sailing conditions can vary, so having a committee boat manned by experienced club members ensures that races are well organised and everyone is conducted safely back to port. Additional volunteers for this would be welcomed with full training provided. “Our is a small club,” points out Brendon, “so the racing is very much between friends who are keen to have fun. Around the BBQ later on, there is always much good-natured banter and camaraderie.” “We would be keen to see any of the trailer yachts currently hiding in sheds around the district out on the water during our opening weekend. Or, if you’re keen to crew, contact me,” encourages Ross.

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea - whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came. - JOHN F KENNEDY

CONTACT THESE MOUTEKA YACHT AND CRUSING CLUB MEMBERS Ross Loveridge 021 688 376 Brendon Gordon 027 2388 791 Neil Clifton 027 449 7219


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Blue Lake in the Nelson Lakes National Park.

Take care of our planet it’s the only one we’ve got This annual event is run by DOC to encourage people to get involved in nature and help to take care of it. Each year DOC works with community groups across Aotearoa to spread the conservation message. It’s a nationwide celebration of Kiwis pitching in to help our native plants and animals. We invite you to join us by: • Going to a local Conservation eek event • oing an activity off your own back • onating to an existing conservation programme. oing something for Conservation eek is easy. Take a look through these activities for ideas. Trap predators Make a difference by setting traps in your backyard: Achieving the goal of a predator free New Zealand by 2050 will require a massive team effort. You can make a difference by setting traps in your garden and catching pests like mice, rats, possums and stoats. Get outdoors There are a variety of conservation activities you can do with friends and family in the outdoors.

• Reduce your use of plastic. • Attract birds to your garden. • Be a warrior in the war on weeds. • Organise a family-friendly walk or tramp. • Attract lizards to your garden. • Prevent the spread of garden pest plants - today’s garden flowers can be tomorrow’s weeds - find out what you can do to reduce the spread of invasive weeds from your garden. • Trap predators in your backyard - one of the best ways you can look after the native birds and lizards in your backyard is by protecting them from rats and mice. • Build a weta motel (yes, really!). • Become a water champion: show your Kiwi backyard some love by helping to clean a water source be it a stream, river or beach. • o a scavenger hunt: Find the treasure in your garden or see what you can find on the rocky shore. There are all sorts of fascinating critters who swim, crawl, climb and slime their way around rock pools at beaches, rivers and lakes. ithout disturbing anyone’s home, investigate

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the wildlife that inhabits the shore. • Pick up rubbish. • Make your cat conservation friendly: for example, desex your cat feed it regularly and feed it inside an hour after sunrise and an hour before sunset, as this is when birds are most active in the garden. Indoor activities Learn about our special places and species with some activities you can do indoors, such as arts and crafts, identify bird songs and calls, do a conservation uiz, make a donation to conservation programmes or make a pine cone bird feeder.

Cover story continued. It was a festival-like atmosphere in Nelson on game day, Trafalgar Street closed to host stalls, live music and street performances. Shops, bars, restaurants and houses proudly adorned with flags displaying support for the All Blacks and Argentina. Fans from near and as far as Argentina came together to Mexican wave, chant and en oy the beautiful game. Overall it wasn’t a polished performance by the All Blacks, inferred coach Steve Hansen, but outscoring the Pumas 6 tries to 3, was still a good bonus point result. If it had been our aim to get a bonus point and win the game, then we achieved that. e also got the opportunity to blood some young men and they got put under pressure by a good Argentinian side. I thought they Pumas played particularly well at times and put us under pressure, so we had to show a lot of mental fortitude. And we let in three tries so some of our defensive work at the time wasn’t as good as it could have been. There was a 20 minute period where we didn’t touch the ball so at some point, we were gonna let them have one. But I really liked the response every time they scored, we came back. e showed a lot of strength of character I

think. The notable outstanding performance was by Shannon Frizell, the Tasman Mako loose forward. It was his 2nd cap and the first test start for the All Blacks. He had an outstanding performance leading the way with the most ball carries, metres and tackles made in the game and scored a try in the 3rd minute. You couldn’t be anything other than extremely happy with him. id we plan to give him 0 minutes Probably not. id he go 0 minutes Yep, he did, and at one point I thought I’m not sure if he’s going to get there and then he got his second wind and he and Ardie, I thought, were outstanding. In that last 15 minutes, they found another cog and carried well for us. He Frizell can be really satisfied, on reflection, with how well he’s gone and I think he’s got a big future. In ury concerns came for Brodie Retallick with a shoulder in ury and Ngani Laumape with the knee ligament in ury. The police report only 2 arrests and 1 evictions. Postgame, one Mapua local said it’s been a real buzz around town and a historic occasion for the region. It was an exciting game with some good tries from both teams but the better team won on the day.



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Pumas made welcome in Motueka Last Friday, ahead of Saturday’s big game, Motueka was treated to a visit by some very special Argentineans. Seven of The Pumas rolled into town and were greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of Rugby fans, and two Motueka High School Students who had prepared a special Spanish welcome in their mother tongue. The event was organised by Our Town Motueka. The players naturally entertained the fans and happily signed rugby balls, t-shirts and posed for photos. The guests were presented with a hamper of local food produce so they could leave with some great Kiwiana goodies. “They made a lot of kids happy and I think some mothers too!,” said one blushing mother. Patricia Martinez, Motueka born but of Spanish ancestry and Milan Riemenschneider, of Germany but a Spanish speaker, were the

two year 12 students who greeted the players and undertook a brief interview, in Spanish. The players were delighted that the town had gone to such lengths to make them feel welcome. Patricia asked how the players had found our NZ meat, as Argentinians are well known for their quality steaks. “The truth is the food here has been spectacular, NZ has given us some really nice meat treats,” remarked one player. “It has been a really good experience to be here, it is an amazing country. We are a bit nervous about playing against the best rugby team in the world, but we also have to enjoy it as you do not always get to play the best team,” another commented. “It was great that the Puma’s made a special trip to Motueka. They only flew in from Auckland on Friday afternoon”. It gave the town a real lift,” said Claire Hutt, OTM Coordinator.

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Above: Seven Puma players with Motueka High School Students Patricia Martine and Milan Riemenschneider, Left: Puma holds future All Black. Eight month old Arnie Palmer and a little bit older, Puma.

Motueka/Riwaka touch season begins soon and they are looking for people to register through the online form system. To register go to and select the form. All relevant dates and fees can be found on the page. Children’s touch will run with two grades for years 3 to 8 with a cost of only $2 for the entire season. All grades are played with six aside and mixed grades are three women and three men. A special families in touch grade is designed for parents and family to play alongside children to help support them. From 18 October each Thursday, the young grades will have their games at 5pm with other grades following at 5.45pm. Grades for the 2018/19 Motueka touch competition are ; Mens A B C, Masters (aged 35+) Womens, Mixed A B C, Mixed D/ family touch and kids touch. Registrations close 30 September. Updates will be on on facebookMotueka/Riwaka Touch. For further information about kids touch contact Melissa Cullen All other inquiries to Jess Drummond, the module organiser,





Motueka Women’s Golf Team, recently became the new winners of the Northern Zone Pennants Match Play Competition, going on to win the Tasman District Final, played at Nelson, winning on points from Rarangi Golf Club. Rarangi represented Marlborough, Karamea representing West Coast and Totaradale representing the Cenral Zone. From left; Sandy Le Pine, Fiona McKenzie, Shona Johnson, Penny Vincent, Kerry McConchie (Team Captain), Elizabeth Martin, Jane Adams, Jan Overall


18H Men Saturday 25 August: Club Champs Rob Bloor beat Tom Rush 5 and 4 David Coeland beat Paul Stringer 4 and 3 Paul Walters beat Graeme Pitman on the 20th Paul Heathcote beat Louis Lucas-Perry 4 and 2 Mike McGee beat Al Ashcroft 2 up Alan Tait beat Tony Fleming 3 and 2 Others played a stableford round: George Jameson 41 points Johnny Malcolm also 41 points Twos: Johnny Malcolm and Louis Lucas-Perry 9H Mixed Friday 31 August - Team Ambrose, won by Don Wyllie, Alan White & Colin Michie 18H Men Saturday 01 September: Shaw Tankard: Paul Stringer 40 points Al Ashcroft 36 points Nearest the pin: Johnny Malcolm Club Champ matches: Mike McGee over Eric Satherley 1 up. Johnny Malcolm over Ross Stevenson on the 20th 18H Men Stableford, Wednesday 05 September 2018 1 Tony Fleming 41 pt 2 Doug Hattersley

37 pt 3 Eric Satherley 36 pts Twos’s: Old Hickory at Totaradale 6th September 1st Totaradale on 150 pts, 2nd Tasman 146 pts and last for the popgun Greenacres 131pts. Tasman team scores are; George Jameson 42 stab; Eric Satherley 36, Mike McGee 35, Wayne Robinson 33, Neil Irwin and Doug Hattersley 30 stab. 9H Mixed Friday 07 September - Team Putts Won by team of S Heine, C Townsend, Doug Johns and Roger Quail Mens 18H play Saturday 8 September: Club Champs: Rob Bloor over Keith Binns 6 and 4 Johnny Malcolm over Jim Hunter 2 and 1 Paul Walters over Paul Heathcote 1 up Wayne Robinson over Graeme Smith 8 and 7 Stableford: Pete Dunn 34 Nearest the Pin: Rob Bloor Twos: Pete Dunn/Johnny Malcolm NBS Mixed 18 & 9 hole Ambrose Tournament Sunday 09 September

1 Neil & Colleen Irwin, Bruce T, Shona McLean 25.75 2 Dolf van Eldijk, Shirley H, Rob Bloor and Alex Williamson 26.25 3 Doug & Lyn Johns, Claire Prattley & Johny Malcolm NBS Motueka Golf Club We are very grateful once again for the support of Astrolabe Fashions who sponsored our Stableford competition this weekend. The Mens competition was won by Tony Louis on countback from Peter Taylor who both scored 39 points. 3rd Mike Malone 38 4th Kevin Beach 37 5th Harry Bell 37 The Ladies Competition was won by Jan Overall on 40 points 2nd Joyce Bullock 39 3rd The birthday girl Diane Strong on 37. Closest to the Pin Robyn Frater and Peter Taylor Twos were scored by Ian Rowling, Daryl Graham, James Campion, Richard Deighton, Chris McGeown John Bollard and Tema Faifua. NBS Motueka Golf Results for the Ladies golf for 4/09/2018 18 Hole Ladies played LGU, Eclectics , Putts

Best Gross : Kerry McConchie 87 Best Nett: 1st: Helen Dryden 71. 2nd: Fiona McKenzie 72 3rd: = Anne Lawrence, Penny Vincent & Grace Latimer 73 Putts : Helen Dryden 27 Closest to the Pin: Kerry McConchie Nett Eagles: Helen Dryden on 4, 15, 17 ( not struck ) 9 Hole ladies played Beverly Moss Trophy Stableford ( partners ) 1st : Gaye Milnes & Bev Bradley 33 2nd: Shona McLean & Jenny Smith 30 3rd: Helen Hughey & Joy Bawtree 29

Bridge Motueka Bridge Club Championship Session 8 Results North/South 1st John Trotter & Patsy England 58.59% 2nd Phil Donaldson & Barry Simpson 55.99% 3rd Julia Armstrong & Carol Gatenby 53.91% East/West 1st Vicki Adnams & Mary Hamilton 62.50% 2nd Diana Whitten & Brian Field 60.51%

3rd Karen Logan & Jenny Silvermoon 58.24%


Tasman Small-bore Rifle Club At the Tasman Smallbore Rifle Club night on 3rd September the following scores were achieved: Barry Fickling 96.2 John Greenhough 97.4 Rod Trevurza 93.5 95.3 Ethan Martin 97.3 94.3 Errol Boyes 94.2 Viv Tibbs 97.4 98.5 Tim Greenhough 93.3 Andy Scott 91.2 Dave Adams 97.6 Heather Adams 95.2 Krystal Thawley 97.2 92.0 Bryn Stevens 81.1 Bradley Gale 85.0 91.1 Zahli 46.0 Also, congratulations to the C and D grade shooters who competed against similar shooters from the other Nelson region clubs through the season, and won the Tantrum Cup.

Lawn Bowls Results of the Lion Nathan sponsored two day Open Fours bowling tournament held at the Motueka Bowling Club last weekend 8th & 9th September 2018 24 teams of bowlers from Blenheim, Nelson, United, Stoke,

Richmond, Wakefield, Pohara and Motueka bowling clubs participated, making a total of 96 bowlers. With this number of bowlers both greens were used. This tournament, hosted annually by the local club, provides serious but friendly rivalry for bowlers in the lead-up to a full programme of summer bowling. Fine sunny weather for the two days, a bit of joking and leg pulling, also gave the tournament a carnival spirit. For those readers who are not familiar with lawn bowl tournament formats, a Fours tournament is one where teams of 4 bowlers comprising, a skip, 3rd, 2nd and lead, each play two bowls, in each end, against an opposition team. Usually in a time limited game of 1 hour 30 minutes about 10 to 11 ends are achieved. Four games are played each day. With a two day tournament, the first day’s results determine, by wins ends and points, which teams qualify for the first, second and third divisions. The second days play determines which teams get the prizes in each division. Results Division 1 1st M Eames (s), J Hall, D Cartwright, T Eames 4 wins, 21 ends, 52 points 2nd C Preston

(s) , M Fitzgerald, C Fickling, H Douglas 3 wins, 28 ends, 53 points 3rd M Wilson (s), B McGregor, A Curtis, D Potts 2 wins, 26 ends, 49 points (also winners of First day) 4th S Baker (s), G Closey, Y Closey, T Closey 2 wins, 23 ends, 38 points Results Division 2 1st A Griffiths (s), P Baken, M Carter, J Reynolds 3 wins, 24 ends, 50 points 2nd J Cowman (s) H Douglas, S Grooby, D Knapp 2 ½ wins, 23 ends, 52 point 3rd C Lanksheer (s) J Pauling, D Jackett, C Kempthorne 2 ½ wins, 20 ends, 42 points Results Division 3 1st D Thomason (s) L Bellis, R Bellis, B Thomason 4 wins, 26 ends, 54 points 2nd J Orbell (s), M Orbell, D Peterson, C Corbett 3 wins, 31 ends, 53 points 3rd T Hodgkinson (s) S Fergusson, C Legarth, 2 ½ wins, 25 ends. 37 points O Fergusson / J Ryan Motueka Bowling Club members are reminded that summer opening / winter closing day is being held this Saturday 15th September at 1:30 pm.


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DEADLINE: 12 NOON MONDAY. 30 WORDS OR LESS BY EMAIL ONLY. Please send to: ART OF LIVING HAPPINESS PROGRAM First time in Motueka. Powerful, proven breath techniques for happiness, mental clarity and emotional health. Oct 5-7, contact Camille 021 737 959. BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Meet monthly for more information phone Graham 544 2636 or Lloyd 544 2636 BOOMERANG BAGS MOTUEKA Sewing bees take place every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at MoTEC (9 Pah Street - side door) between 1 and 3 pm. All skill levels welcome. More information from 027 528 4563 BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Cancer Society Nelson 102 Hardy Street, if you have or have had breast cancer come along to this friendly atmosphere. or phone 539 1137 for details CREATIVE WRITING COURSE WITH HEATHER HOLMES Author of “What’s In A Name” 14th September 2-4pm $30 Cancer Society, 102 Hardy St. Register 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. GOLDEN BAY LIVE POETS’ SOCIETY Thursday, 20th September, 7.30pm, Mussel Inn. Amy Soulfire will open our live mic evening of poetry. All Welcome. Gold coin entry. Enquiries Rose, INNER WHEEL CLUB OF MOTUEKA Is a womens club who meets monthly to promote friendship, fun, speakers, outings and service. Why not join us? Phone Ann 528 8099. JP AT COMMUNITY HOUSE On Thursday mornings between 9.30-12. 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. LIONESS CLUB MOTUEKA & DISTRICTS Jam, Sauce & Pickle stall at New World Thursday 11th & Friday 12th October 9am to 5pm. Thank you for your support. LIVE POETS MOTUEKA Wednesday, 19th September, 7.00pm in the snug at Armadillo’s, High St. Motueka. Open Mic for Poets and singer/songwriters. Gold coin entry. All welcome. Enquiries Maggie, mzbrown@slingshot. LIVE POETS NELSON Tuesday, 18th September,7.30pm. On Inn Bar, Trafalgar Square East. Open Mic for Poets and singer/songwriters. Gold coin entry. All welcome. Enquiries Cat ME/CFS/FM SUPPORT NELSON BAYS Find support with others who understand. Come and join our small informal group, Tuesday 18th 2018, 11am-midday at ‘GRIND COFFEE ROSTER & CAFÉ” BP Forecourt, MOTUEKA. - Miriam 027243 7124 local contact 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 539 1137 or MOTUEKA AIKIDO Childrens-Adults classes Tuesdays & Thursdays. Children 5.45pm-6.45pm, Adults 6.45pm-8.30pm. Old Wharf Road. Contact: Julie 021 205 0143

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. MOTUEKA HEART SUPPORT Next meeting at The Mot Bike Cafe Wednesday 19th September at We are a small group who offer friendship and support to those who have suffered a heart event. Phone Janet 5289442 MOTUEKA SENIOR CITIZENS 10 PAH ST Activities this Friday 14th 1.30-3.00pm all welcome for a fun afternoon. Contact Dylis 5288960. Rummikub every Thursday 1.00-4.00 Mavis 5268796. Crib Tuesday Contact Judy. 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 NELSON CAMERA CLUB Meets 2nd and 4th Mondays 7/30 pm Netball Pavilion, upstairs Saxton Road, Stoke. We welcome all photographers from beginners to experienced. Contact 021 2360 847. www. NELSON ORCHID SOCIETY Join us on Tuesday 18th September, 7.30pm, to learn all about Orchids, with a great sales table. Nat Pty HQ 544 Waimea Rd, Annesbrook. Contact Dyann 021535682 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 SOCIAL BOWLS Every Monday & Wednesday help given to new players so come along for light exercise and fun 1.15-3.00pm Contact George 528 7960 SURVIVORS AND THRIVERS MOTUEKA If you have or have had cancer, supporting someone with cancer come along and meet others in this friendly atmosphere. Register 539 1137 or info@ VOLUNTARY EUTHANASIA Human-Rights issue? Who owns your Life? Free, informal End-of-Life discussion group. Everyone welcome. Report on Lecretia Seales Memorial Lecture. Nelson Options Group. Fairfield House, October 2, 2pm. Phone: 543 2602

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).

death notices WILSON John Murray: Passed away on 28th August 2018 at Nelson Hospital following a short illness. Youngest son of Alex & Rae Wilson, loved brother of Trevor (deceased) and Yvonne & Les Sidwell. Loved father of Brent, Michelle (Tauranga). Loved uncle. To honour John’s wishes a private cremation has been held. Messages to 8A Avalon Court, Motueka. Anisy’s Tasman Funeral Home Richmond, Nelson (03) 5441129

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Phone 03 528 2088 Email property for sale 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. A MONSTER Garage Sale. Totara Park Ave. Saturday 15th Sept 9-12. 4 TITOKI Place, Motueka Saturday 15th 8am all day. Christmas lights, Trees, Inflatables, Decorations, Christmas materials, much more.

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SATURDAY 15th September 9am start. Pethybridge Street. Postponed if wet. Computer desk plus lots more. 8B AVALON Crt Thursday to Sunday. House lot everything $1.00. Clothing, Jigsaws, nicknacks, Electrical goods. 2 STEREOS, Bric-a-brac. Saxon St, Motueka, signs out. Sat 15th Sep 9-1. 5 EDWIN Chambers Drive, Motueka 9am Saturday 15th Sept. Wooden Ladders, Painting Gear, General Household Items.



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Tree-felling in the Motueka Valley. (Photo courtesy of Ben Henry Photography)


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Wheels turning at Kohatu Motorsport Park

After the Tasman District Council approved a commitment of $300,000 for the Kohatu Park Trust to upgrade the Motueka Valley Highway / Olivers Road intersection in order to comply with resource consent conditions for the Motorsport Park, wheels have been steadily but surely turning. Over the last few months, drawings and specifications for the road alterations were produced before being reviewed and approved by TDC Engineers. To drive this work, Shane Rodger has taken on the role of project manager. He brings to the project experience from various construction, maintenance and operations contracts in the US, Australia and NZ. First stage Finally, mid-August saw the first stage commence, with the felling and disposal of trees and vegetation on the verge where the road is to be widened. Kohatu Park Trust would like to thank the following enthusiastic and supportive local contractors who voluntarily carried out this work: • Ross Contracting (tree felling) • Greg inn Contracting (truck and driver) • Asphalt General (traffic management) • Ray Gibbins, Land imensions Ltd (plans and drawings) Over the next three months, substantial earth works, road construction and sealing will take place. Completion will lead to some longawaited activity on the Kohatu Park site by the four local motorsport clubs who have committed to the project. These are: Nelson Car Club, Nelson Motorcycle Club, Nelson Drag Racing Association and Nelson Off-road Racing Club. AGM on 30 September If you’re keen to find out more about the Kohatu Motorsport Park, you’re very welcome to attend the AGM which will be held at Armadillos in Richmond on Sunday, 30 September at 2pm.

Avid motorsport enthusiast and project manager Shane Rodger says, “We plan to have the work completed by the end of November.”

12 September 2018  
12 September 2018