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The end result of a crime spree

A 39-year-old Auckland man has appeared in the Nelson District Court this week, facing 6 charges, after fleeing the scene when he crashed a car into a boy’s bedroom, in Motueka, last Saturday, 10 March. Story on page 2.




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2 WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH 2018 Cover Story Police were called to a report of a car hitting a fence on Thorp St, Motueka - between Greenwood St and Krammer St, at around 9.43pm. The dark Sedan had crashed into the street post, through the fence and was only stopped by the outside blocks of the house, which were severely damaged with the impact. Behind the wall was a boy in his room, had the wall not held, the accident could have been a lot worse. Luckily no-one was

injured in the incident. Police were told by local residents that the male driver was wearing dark clothing and ran off from the crashed Sedan. They were alerted by sounds of a crash. However, police were quick to catch the man they believe responsible. They have laid 6 charges, after a night of crime by the accused. Charges include aggravated robbery, burglary, wilful damage and unlawful conversion. Bail was opposed. The outcome is yet to be announced.

Shot Bro- for one night only This March 26, Sally Curtis will continue her campaign of raising awareness of suicide and depression in the Motueka region, as her invited guest actor Rob Mokaraka, is set to perform his much celebrated and awardwinning black comedy show, Shot Bro, at the Motueka Recreation Centre. Thanks to sponsors and the Curtis family, the show will be by Koha donation, starting at 7pm with an open public discussion session with Rob after, followed by a light supper to finish. The play is aimed at ages ten upwards. Local service agencies will be in attendance, such as Safe families, SASH and TePiki Oranga. Shot Bro – confessions of a depressed bullet, is a one-man show written and developed by Rob, based on his own experiences in 2009 of being shot by the police in their attempt from trying to prevent Rob from taking his own life. At the core of Shot Bro is Rob’s hope that he can help others and alleviate the stigma attached to mental health. The show directed by Erina Daniels has toured NZ in 2017, from prisons to schools to theatres. Shot Bro won Wellington’s Theatre awards for best outstanding actors performance and new play, in 2016. Unique and impact full “I really want people young and old to come and see this show as Rob has designed the show to help people understand how depression and suicidal thoughts affect people, yet cleverly presents the themes through using comedy and entertaining use of dance, puppetry, mime and stand up,” explained Sally. Last November, Mike King, showed his support for Sally, and 300 hundred other residents, when he spoke at a Community Korero suicide awareness evening, which Sally had co-ordinated, at the Motueka Recreation Centre. As spokesman for The Key to Life charitable trust, Mike spoke of his personal experiences with depression, sui-

cide, and addiction, and Sally’s address told of her life journey with sexual abuse, suicide, and how she recovered. The Korero was the launch of Sally’s campaign to establish a Motueka Suicide Prevention and Awareness Support Group. Sally has voluntarily undertaken this mission, as she states that, whilst there are several community agencies in the area who can offer support around suicide issues, there is no specific organisation with expertise in the field and no residential recovery centre. It was Sally’s personal experiences from two attempts to take her own life, which now leads her to action. Since the launch, Sally has had calls from people looking for help and she has referred to them those who can help. “This next event will benefit individuals, families, those working in mental health services and anyone who wants to better understand the emotions involved in depression and suicide. We are so lucky to have Shot Bro coming to Motueka and he is looking forward to meeting us,” Sally said. For more info on the show visit:

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Cemented into the CP/TPP As Labour MP David Parker prepared to sign the CPTPP trade deal in Chile, Yasmeen JonesChollet, Joanna Santa-Barbara, Gordy B and Bryce Jensen, cemented themselves in place in front of Minister for Primary Industry, Damien O’Connor’s Labour Party office in Motueka. They say, “We want people and planetfriendly ethical trade rules.” Standing shin deep in concrete in Motueka, Dr Joanna Santa Barbara, a coauthor of Our Climate Declaration, stated, “Despite years of opposition to the TPP, the people of Aotearoa are being stuck in the TPP treaty. By signing we’ll be a step closer to being cemented in place, vulnerable to being sued by overseas corporations when we try to take action on climate change, public health, or to protect our waterways” Yasmeen explained that for her this was a step backwards and disappointing for what she had thought was going to be a progressive government. “We want environmental justice.” Dr Santa Barbara was clear that the action today was intended to “send a message to the people of New Zealand to pay attention and get active. Years of sustained protest saw Labour, New Zealand First and the Greens all coming into power opposing the TPP trade deal.” The deal, from which

the United States withdrew last year, is set to eliminate over 95 percent of all tariffs with those signed up. Supporters The deal’s supporters argue it will boost incomes and jobs. MP David said aligning the deal sent an important signal about open markets at a time when US president Donald Trump had signed an order imposing stiff tariffs on steel and aluminium, raising fears of a global trade war. Other supporters include the Presidents of Federated Farmers who have stated that they are delighted with the signing. “This agreement goes far beyond primary sector interests. There will be potential to develop new technologies and economic partnerships while reducing business costs, which will be beneficial to kiwis working across all industries,” says national president Katie Milne. Katie says it places New Zealand on an equal footing globally and particularly with the likes of Australia and the European Union, with immense future opportunities towards trading with Japan, Mexico, Peru and Canada Not in the bag However, the Motueka protestors claim that 22 of the 1000+ TPP provisions have been suspended to rebrand it CPTPP, pending US re-entry, but they have not been removed and that our ability to make inde-

pendent choices as a nation, will be given up to other powers if it all goes ahead. After Chile, it will still need to be ratified by the NZ government to fully come into effect, Joanna said. “Kiwis must get moving to encourage the Government to break out of the CPTPP before the concrete can finally set with CP/ TPP ratification by parliament” Joanna continued. Petitions The group have a petition for NZ parliament for healthy trade policy and treaties, for information visit the website and the_declaration Photo: From left front, Yasmeen Jones-Chollet, Joanna SantaBarbara. From left, back, Bryce Jensen, and Gordy B.

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Hannover “No, they have to do what they have to do. In Germany there are two trials in court for police speed pursuits.”


Hannover “No, they shouldn’t. If police can not pursue then the criminals will still speed and are free to go any speed.”

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atourlibrary Celebrating poetry@ Motueka Library Share your own poems or bring some favourites to read. Create a “black out poem” in a friendly, informal atmosphere. There’s a big selection of poetry books to enjoy. Thursday, 22 March, 2pm to 3pm.

NOTE: For those in the dark about “black out poetry”, this is how it’s done: take a page of words from a book, magazine, or newspaper, find a few words you like, black out the rest, and - voila! there’s your poem.

Motueka Library presents Heather Holmes Join local author Heather Holmes to hear about her new book “What’s in a name”. This light-hearted book about “mistaken identity” is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Books will be available for sale at $20 each with funds supporting the Nelson / Tasman Cancer Society. Tea, coffee and light refreshments available, koha appreciated. Friday, 23 March 2pm to 3.30pm. A healthy gut and healthy food talk with Sarah La Touche Motueka Library presents a health & wellbeing talk with registered nutritionist Sarah La Touche. Gain practical and inspiring tips for building a healthy gut, learn about beneficial foods and how to look and feel better. Light refreshments available, koha appreciated. Thursday, 29 March, 2pm to 3pm.

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Natural disasters breed increased violence: fact Immediately following the recent cyclones, people in our community have bonded and worked together to cope with broken houses, no houses, no power, no water and properties wrecked by mud. And along with fixing our broken things, we need to pay attention to our grief and the effects on our relationships and families. We still all need to feel safe at home. Extensive natural disaster research and the experience of the Canterbury earthquakes shows that in families who were already experiencing family violence, a natural disaster often increases stresses and stretches coping strategies past the limit. Alcohol and drug abuse may also increase as people try to cope with uncertainty. A steep learning curve During the earthquakes in Christchurch, people working in family violence agencies learned a great deal about the impact of natural disasters on family violence reporting and occurrences. “It was a very steep learning curve,” says Pegeen O’Rourke of Women’s Support Link. These are some of the patterns that emerged: 1. Those couples/families who were known to police and family violence agencies, and already subject to intervention and support, noticed a significant increase in family violence events and stresses. The natural disaster stresses stretched their coping strategies past the limit. Violence increased. 2. Couples who had never reported family violence before saw that in families where mum had just “managed the violence”, sometimes for 15 to 20 years, the earthquake was the last straw on top of the violence, alcohol and other family difficulties. “We were surprised by the degree

and depth of the issues when “mum” called it, and rang police, or disclosed to a service worker that she had had enough,” says Pegeen. “Notably a lot of these women who finally broke down indicated that they would have talked about issues earlier in their lives if anyone had ever asked.” And lastly, there as a group of omen who had also “managed” the violence long-term, some who had reported issues, and some who hadn’t. “Some of these women were inspired by all the help they received from other people shovelling their sections, clearing the broken bricks from the chimney in their lounges, bringing food, et cetera, and found some inner confidence,” Pegeen points out. “The abuser started to look superfluous to requirements and the women told them it was time they left.” Strengths seen in Christchurch then are the same as here, says Pegeen. “And along with fixing our broken things, we need to pay attention to our grief and the effects on our relationships and families. We still all need to feel safe at home.” What do I do and where do I turn? As we’ve seen recently, nature does not discriminate when it comes to natural disasters: we are all at risk and we need to know where to turn when things turn to custard.

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On yer bike, mate! If you thought this was just another e-bike to be won, you’d be wrong. Claims of physical health, the promise of eternal youth, improved mental health, going places you would not normally have access to, and being part of a fun community are only some of the benefits people around the world are experiencing with e-biking. What’s important is that this particular e-bike is up for grabs, and has been donated to help raise funds for the Motueka Community Pool. So how do you win it? Simple: you bid. It’s a silent auction and it’s all rather easy. “Ride away on your new e-bike today,” encourages Ed te Groen, a long-time Motueka resident and owner of Smart Power Electric Bikes. Ed sells top-quality electric bikes and accessories at competitive prices all over NZ. And now he’s giving one away. It makes sense Why? “Because Motueka is where my heart is,” he explains. “I have grandchildren who love to swim, so helping raise funds to help make the Motueka Community Pool a reality makes sense.” Adds Ed, “My wife, Karen, and I have lived in this wonderful town

for 30 years and we wanted to give something back.” The shiny, new, black electric bike can be seen in the window of the NBS on High Street. Your best bid A silent auction means that you write down your best bid and you know where you stand because you can see what other people have bid. Just place a higher bid and you could be zooming away on a brand new e-bike. Simple. This bike retails for $1,899. You have until Friday, 23 March, to place your bid inside the NBS for this Phoenix Deluxe e-bike. Get going to the NBS in High Street and get going on your e-bike!

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Cyclone concert unites community Ed and Karen te Groen and the e-bike they’ve donated to the Community Pool fundraising efforts. This electric bike is being sold by silent auction.

Last Friday the Motueka Memorial Hall was host to the Cyclone Community Concert, an event which had been organised in just 8 days, with the aim of supporting those affected by ex-cyclone Gita by raising funds and showing solidarity. The evening was well attended with the Mayor showing his support and compere Di Fairhall smoothly coordinating the evening’s activities. Over $3300 was raised including the donations given by those who could not physically attend. The entertainment of local musical acts had the crowd singing along and creating a real sense of togetherness. Organiser Rev, Russell PickersgillBrown, would like to personally thank

all those who shared their talent, energy, or skills and those who were involved in spreading the word and encouraging so many to attend and support this worthwhile community event. There was no budget for the event so amazingly the whole concert was put on through local businesses, residents and TDC, providing all the means to make it happen. Special mentions go to: Mark Wentworth and his team audio tech, The Guardian Newspaper, The Smoking Barrel, Talleys, Countdown, Motueka, Riverside Community, volunteers on the door and putting out chairs, ice cream sellers and the musicians.

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Police Report Crimestoppers: totally anonymous information line: 0800 555 111 Hi all. There have been a heap of campers in at Decks Reserve overnight, since McKee Domain at Ruby Bay has been closed, but there have been no major problems so far. The area certainly has many visitors at present so remain patient with them driving and not knowing where they are going. I have had several people complain to me in the last couple of weeks about people riding on the footpath on High Street while there are a lot of shoppers around. It is illegal to ride on the footpath – especially when people are walking from shop to shop. A baby stroller was tipped over recently by a cyclist on the footpath and the young child suffered a graze on his face. This has always been a problem and local police will be putting extra time into catching and ticketing people who continue to ride on the footpaths – it is a $55 fine. BE WARNED Occurances: 4 Domestic incidents - 28 yr Motueka male arrested for breaching a protection order at one incident Theft of pallets High Street. CCTV footage of the offender ad his car 39 yr old male arrested for aggravated robbery, burglary, wilful damage and unlawful conversion. Bail opposed Wilful damage Grey Street - offender sorting this out Wilful damage High Street South

Letters Dear Editor, Give us our Car Park Back We were a party of 5 going out for dinner Friday night 2 cars at a local restaurant, we attempted to park in the High Street firstly but there were no available spaces, so tried Decks Reserve Car Park which was full of cars and people movers sleeping there for the evening, there were about 2 spaces left which they had taken over with their cooking of dinner. We estimated about 300 cars 98% (sleepers) they were all gathered around cooking and using the park like a campground. We feel that this is seriously impacting on Motueka business if their paying clientele is struggling to get to them. As we felt strongly against freedom campers not complying with the rules of Tasman District Council in the centre of our town that I contacted Mr Adrian Humphries for TDC who said that they are turning a blind eye on them presently and not fining them as they have not managed to get the spaces marked out, and they will only park on the streets anyway. Give me a break Mr Humpries what did you think was going to happen this summer? The areas for self-contained is marked out on the website which I am sure all of these are well aware of, and it is not all the car park. I find it ironical how we as ratepayers only have to be 1 day late on our rates and a 10% penalty is loaded no pleading there where is the justice!!!! Most towns in the South Island have boundaries set with signage blocking freedom camping in the towns taken away valuable parking space which impacts on local business, ie Queenstown and Arrowtown. Give us our town back and enforce your rules a self-contained unit is one with a plumbed in toilet NZS 5465.2001 that can be used all the time some of these vans have 3 or 4 inside them sleeping no room for anything else that’s why they are cooking in our carpark. Beryl Andrews

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Time to get dirty

The Hall family at Muddy Buddy 2017. From left, Amelia, Sarah, Chris and Daniel. Get ready to get muddy with your buddy on Sunday, 25 March, at Tasman School. The school hosts the popular Muddy Buddy event for the ninth time and welcomes the young and the not so young, to have fun in the mud on their lap course. Muddy Buddy is the school’s biggest fund raiser of the year, which now has 112 pupils. Organisers say the best aspect about taking part is the chance to dress up in creative costumes and have fun with your loved ones doing something you would not ordinarily do together. Two Avanti mountain bikes are also up for grabs as spot prizes. Other prizes include lap categories and best dressed. “I loved getting messy with my kids and having the chance to do something different and fun together,” said previous participant mum, Emma Palmer. A team entry is between 2 and 20 members. A family entry is up to 2 adults and 4 children from the same household. The suggested age is 10 years to go with their

own buddy of the same age. This event is recommended for children ages five and up. “Younger is fine depending on your child and your support. Children under 10 should be accompanied by a paying adult,” say organisers.

or lace Challenge Mud Addicts The school will provide changing areas and ask you bring a towel and change of clothes for after the event or after getting a welcomed hose off. or the younger ones, especially ho may not be running, there will be a bouncy castle and The entries face painting. As last year there will be lots of Entry includes a downloadable Muddy Buddy delicious food and coffee,” say organisers. We team photo and you can choose to do one, two hope the wider community will come along and support the pupils of our school and enjoy sharor three laps. ing the mud with their best buds.” • lap ids amily un pen or more information and times of registration • laps Intermediate Girls Boys pen sporttasman org n muddybuddy • laps College Clash of the Codes see

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Working for solutions on freedom camping Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis has announced the establishment of a working group to develop solutions to freedom camping issues. Last Thursday Kelvin met with 32 mayors and deputy mayors from across the country to discuss freedom camping. “The meeting was very productive and I want to thank the mayors and deputy mayors for sharing their views and experiences. It was really valuable. The issues with freedom camping are not insurmountable and there is a clear willingness from everyone to work together and find solutions. Complex “Freedom camping is a complex area. Freedom campers bring economic benefits to our regions, but the behaviour of a small percentage and the sheer increase in volume of freedom campers is causing real problems for some

councils. “The mayors talked about the need for a more consistent approach, including around enforcement and signage, more infrastructure needed in some areas, and the need to look at the Freedom Camping Act. Actions supported “The mayors fully supported the establishment of a working group – made up of central and local government, the tourism industry, and other stakeholders – to discuss and work through the issues. “I am keen to get the working group established as quickly as possible. We need to come up with some solutions in time for the next summer peak season. Other issues, such as looking at the Freedom Camping Act, will take more time.” Local Government Minister Mahuta has welcomed

the establishment of the working group. “This is a significant issue for many local authorities who face significant stress and challenges to respond to seasonal influx of freedom camping. “The Government recognises that tourism is an important industry – it’s our biggest export earner – but it’s also important that councils have the necessary tools and powers to respond when their communities are feeling the impact of high visitor numbers. The key “Collaboration is key in this situation and it’s great to see central and local government are committed to working together, with the tourism industry and other stakeholders.” The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, in consultation with other agencies, will develop terms of reference for the working group.

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The need to support Golden Bay businesses affected by the recent cyclone is the message Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne delivered to government Ministers in Wellington last week. “I am asking that the Government consider an economic support package to assist the businesses to get through the winter and enable them to be prepared for business next summer”, said Richard. “This is not a bailout, but a means of support for an area significantly affected by the Cyclone to give business owners and residents some means of surviving through to the next season. “It is one of a number steps we are taken to support Tasman residents affected by the storm. We have already spent a great deal of time and resource rectifying and repairing the havoc caused to Tasman’s infrastructure to enable recovery. “At the same time, there are a large number of residents dealing with significant damage to private property. In many cases, the scale of damage and the sheer amount of silt and debris left behind is too much to manage for residents alone. Assessing


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“The Council is currently assessing the scale and expense of what property owners have been left to deal with to enable a further plea for government support to enable the Council and property owners to manage the clean-up. “We understand the frustration and despair for many affected residents and we are working as quickly as we can to get the information required for such a plea. I am confident though once the Government sees the scale of the need, help will not be far away.” Key Areas of Council Focus • Supporting Golden Bay businesses in their request for Government assistance to weather the impact of reduced tourism following Cycling Gita • Clearing silt and debris from public land; repairs to streams and rivers in areas owned by the Council; infrastructure repairs • Clearing silt and debris from private land on behalf of EQC to allow for faster removal of residents • Assessment of the scale of remaining debris, and damage to streams etc, on private land, with the aim of seeking an assistance package from the Government.

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Spanish guitar angel in Motueka Motueka Music Group begins the ‘Michele Pitaluga’ competition the 2018 concert season with in Italy. Cheryl Grice, an acclaimed clasCheryl became widely acclaimed sical guitarist, best known for for her exquisite and delicate her Spanish playing. performances of Spanish music, including her performance of Sevilla Cheryl will play at The Chanel on BBC’s ‘Masterclass’ series with Arts Centre on March 17, at 7.30pm. Julian Bream and a Bach Fugue with Tickets from Floral Affaire and at the Bream on French TV. door. Cheryl toured as a soloist for many Originally from the UK, Cheryl years, giving the premier performwon a scholarship to study at the ance of Wilfred Joseph’s ‘Saratoga’ Royal Manchester College of Music concerto for guitar, harp and harpat the age of 16,whilst also study- sichord at the Queen Elizabeth Hall ing privately with John Williams in in London. London. In 1997 Cheryl emigrated to NZ She went on to win two prestig- with her young family, releasing ious international guitar competi- three CD’s - her solo album ‘Un tions at the age of 20, including Sueno en la Floresta’.

Cook’s new number Aly Cook’s 1080 protest song makes it into the Heatseekers this week on the New Zealand Official chart, as those that support the end to 1080 use in New Zealand support the song. Aly was commissioned to write and record the song by a group of concerned New Zealand citizens, that wanted to highlight that 1080 was not only killing the pests it targets, but also native specials and farm animals. That this was a prolonged and painful and cruel death. Aly says she became interested in the subject after farming friends of hers on the west coast told her they were asked to lie on an invoice, by local council and animal health board, a few years back. They were allegedly asked to put their 1080 stock losses down as Animal feed on the official invoice, after their animals tested positive for 1080 poisoning. “I believe the only answer as to why they did this to my friends, was to hide the number of farm stock being killed by 1080 and if the government departments are to be this corrupt, what other elements of their official story on 1080 being told to the public is also manipulated... One has to ask that question?” Aly’s friend appeared on this video, along with other farmers who were asked to lie on their invoices. / watch?v=AWwRP7axzMQ&t=24s

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TAKAKA HILL REPAIR WORKS UPDATE Takaka Hill, State Highway 60 Update – increasing access to Golden Bay Since the aftermath of ex-tropical-cyclone Gita, the hill road has been open to restricted convoys morning and evening (7-8am and 5-6pm) and Sunday daytime hours, 8am to 5pm. We understand how vital this road is as a lifeline for people in Golden Bay, and we are doing everything possible to improve access. We need to balance the need to keep the road open as much as possible with the need to fully rebuild it. An extra hour morning and evening Monday to Saturday The open hours for Takaka Hill road are now 6-8am and 5-7pm. The Sunday 8am to 5pm open hours remain the same.

Lunchtime permitted convoys continue, with commercial passenger transport included this week The lunchtime essential freight convoy with daily permits continues. We are also pleased to allow commercial bus and shuttle services to make the lunchtime trip as of this week, so long as they comply with the length restrictions. This will ease up access for some people who want to travel out of Golden Bay at lunchtime and come back in the evening on the same public passenger service.

Other easing of restrictions - a way to get bikes over the hill While pedestrians and cyclists are not allowed to travel by foot or cycle over the hill, people can arrange bike transport through local bus or transport services, to get them over through the convoy system. Cars or vans towing caravans, trailers and boats can now travel over morning and evening Monday to Saturday, and any time 8am – 5pm Sunday. The length of the object being towed is the only qualification on that easing. • Trailers/boats/caravans of 7 metres or more in length may not be allowed over the hill. • All travel is still by escorted convoy only. • Trucks towing trailers are not permitted on the hill at this stage. • Over-dimension or over width units or large coaches are not permitted.

What our crews have achieved so far Transport Agency crews are working hard to widen the road around some of the tight bends that are currently not wide enough for truck and trailer units. We are also surfacing sections of the road damaged in the storm, complete retaining wall repairs, repair and install new culverts and drains, and install safety barriers. We are installing electronic sign boards in Takaka, Upper Takaka, Rai township, Murchison and Richmond to help keep people updated as to the status of the Takaka Hill road.

Key safety messages for drivers on the hill and people waiting in the convoys • No overtaking on the Takaka Hill - people need to stay in their place in the convoy and drive with care once they are over the hill each side. • Turn your lights off while waiting at either end of the closure point so that your vehicle battery doesn’t go flat. • Please don’t wander out into the oncoming lane while you are waiting to join a convoy (particularly children). Vehicles are travelling over the hill in that lane.

• The Thursday night (29 March) opening is likely to be later than from 5pm – 7pm. The exact hours open will be confirmed closer to Easter.

After Easter hours and access - Tuesday, 3 April onwards The Transport Agency is aiming to open up the road to be used without convoys, outside of the daytime construction work, ie outside of 8 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday, including overnight. However, this planned timetable to move beyond the convoy system is dependent on good weather in coming weeks.

A big thank you “To the people needing to travel over State Highway 60, Takaka Hill, since the storm, a big thanks for your patience and understanding and all the messages of support that have been sent through,” says Mr Porter, Transport Agency System Manager. “We also thank our road crews for their hard work under difficult conditions.” Traffic and travel pages for convoy information which will be updated when arrangements change: areawarnings/202314

How to stay up to date: • email • check latest update: • • Tasman District Council’s Facebook page: TasmanDistrictCouncil/

• Make sure your vehicle is roadworthy and you have sufficient fuel.

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Alive with the jive Last Tuesday Lower Moutere Hall was transformed into a ceroc scene of twirling ladies and leading gents, as popular teacher Stefan Miller, took some beginners of the modern jive class for their first steps around the dance hall. Longtime dancers were on hand to partner up and assist. First timers were treated to music spanning the decades and within fifteen minutes, as reputed, some first moves of basic ceroc had been accomplished. “There was a mix of ages and gender, making the quick move on from partner to partner, a positive way of getting everyone to mingle. I danced with everyone within the first half hour,” said a first-time jiver. Nicky and Phillip Newton had been dancing for over ten years in the UK but life took over and they spent some time without the dancing passion in their life. After moving to Nelson they took up ceroc with Stefan’s group there and got back into the good habit. “We’re so glad we got back into dancing, it is great that it is in the local areas in Nelson and Motueka,” said Nicky. “Bruce and I have been dancing for five years and we loved tonight, we look for any excuse to go dancing and tonight was just great,” said Sylvia of Graham Valley. Stefan says, “When I’m asked about Modern Jive, the first thing I say is that, ‘It’s the best fun you’ll ever have’. The second – is that it’s easy’. Its a partner dance that has been developed to ensure that absolute beginners and people with two left feet pick it up quickly.” For more information email; cerocnelson@


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Funding Helps Realise Vision for Tasman’s Great Taste Trail





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The region’s two mayors have welcomed the announcement of $2.4 million in Government funding to complete Tasman’s Great Taste Trail. Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne says the funding will help realise the vision shared by the Tasman District Council, Nelson City Council and Nelson Tasman Cycle Trails Trust. “This is incredibly exciting and will bring the benefits of the trail to more of our communities – those in Tapawera, Kohatu and the Motueka Valley particularly will experience greater visitor numbers as a result, as well as having access to the cycling opportunities enjoyed by many of our other settlements. “We certainly appreciate the Ministry’s sharing of our vision and support in matching the funding already provided by ratepayers and local supporters. “A complete Great Taste Trail will further

cement what is already one of the many reasons to come to the region.” Richard said the Government’s funding was complemented by Tasman District Council funding, currently being consulted on in the Long Term Plan budgets, to extend the trail from Norris Gully to Motueka. Nelson City Council Mayor Rachel Reese says: “We’re delighted to have received this funding from MBIE. There are already great benefits for Nelson as the gateway to the Great Taste Trail. This planned extension will be another great tourism draw card for the Nelson Tasman region. “Our Council’s planned contribution of $550,000 over three years to the cost of the trail extension recognises the current and future benefits that cycling and mountain biking tourism brings to our city as well as the wider region. This is another partnership project that we can all be proud of.”

Loving words Welcome to the world Jimmy Glen Shepherd Tait, born 27.12.2017. Proud parents James and Emily Tait, adored brother to Sam George Tait. Thank you to Janice Hayes of Nelson Hospital and the Motueka Maternity unit. Photos by baby photographer Lani Rose.

Photo: From left and right owners Steve, and Judy Richards centre customer Jan. Last Friday, Jester House at Tasman, had their official launch for their new project, Little Free Library. A crowd of keen supporters joined owners Judy and Steve in starting this venture and they brought enough books to fill the shelves and borrowing began. Jester joined this global movement by providing the means for the community to drop off already read and borrow books from a boutique library by the side of the Great Taste Trail track, in their café grounds. “My husband and I were riding our bikes and saw the sign for the library, we thought it was a great idea and so came along tonight to support it,” said Claire of Ruby Bay. “I brought some books tonight and in return picked up one I haven’t read, The Secret Life of Dresses,” said Susan Butler. What a great idea for us to be able to recycle our books.” Rhianna Latimer,7, was the only child to donate to the children section, “ I would love for other children to bring books they have read and then I can read theirs and they could read mine. The sticker I got is cool.”

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Kai Fest preparations entering final weeks

Be well stay well Those at the Wee Wellbeing Studio are putting their hearts out to the community and offering a free event for everyone affected by the storms and flooding. On Saturday 17, from 1-3pm, they will offer Homeopathic consultations on request with Linda Morgane, craniosacral treatments with Kate Mander and Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Nikki Fitzgerald. “Everyone is welcome who needs a bit of a break & some time to recover and refuel! People of all ages, backgrounds, helpers, family members, children who have been affected by the storms, helped out or know of people who would like a few hours of nourishment, healing and breathing space,” said Birgit Baader and the team. “ The recent storms have affected many community members in

various forms. Things changed for many of us - and many are shaken and feel overwhelmed,” said Brigit However she also explains that dramatic events can also have positive aspects, “we can experience unique moments of community spirit. People help each other - for free, without expectations -, whole neighbourhoods share and bond together to overcome obstacles and restore balance.” “If you feel overwhelmed, exhausted, energyless, tired, if you just want a break, share some stories, unwind for a couple of moments - no matter what your needs are, we are here to help, together we are.” See their website for more details


SUNDAY 25 MARCH With the 2018 event just weeks away, the Motueka Kai Fest planners are finalising a full programme of activities, entertainment and plenty of food for the day. Following the successful first running last year, the Kai Fest will take place on Sunday, April 8, from 10am to 3pm on Decks Reserve, with the rain day being the following Sunday the 15th. Entry is free. More than 60 stalls have booked their places, offering a wide variety of foods and drinks as well as information and demonstrations covering all aspects of local food production and handling. Bands and community groups have been booked to entertain through the day, headlined by the Steve Mitchell Band, Irie Vibes and the Chimuka Marimba Band. This year for the first time there will be a supervised, roped off area for alcohol sales and tastings. The Kai Fest will also feature the launch of Peanut and Seed crackers, a new Riwaka business owned by Don Grunt. A special area is being set up at the opposite end of Decks Reserve from the stage, dedicated to games, demonstrations and activities,

encouraging an awareness of food and the environment. “The 2017 event was widely considered an outstanding start to what is hoped will be a signature event for Motueka, with about 4000 people attending at the Decks Reserve venue,” said an organiser David Armstrong. More than just food This year the pageant celebrating our food, environment and people will be performed by Motueka High School students, preceded by a colourful parade of costumed primary school children and Sambassador drummers. There will also be a cook-off competition run by Parklands MOTEC featuring 2-person teams of parents and children through the day, with heats running to a grand final. Adding to the food education theme, there will be several workshops on the day including French cooking, featuring a team from The Smoking Barrel, and mozzarella making. The Kai Fest will be aiming to be a zero-waste event, meaning that all cutlery, crockery, drinking vessels and wrapping will be recyclable or compostable, with minimal waste taken to the landfill.

REGISTER NOW! Here’s your opportunity to re-home household goods. On Second Hand Sunday, people can take away the stuff you don’t want for FREE! How does it work? Register by going online to the Tasman District or Nelson City Council’s websites (search phrase = Second Hand Sunday). You can also call the Councils’ Customer Service Centres, Ph. Tasman 03 543 8400, Ph. Nelson 03 546 0200. Instructions for the day are also online. Registrations must be in by 9.00am, Friday 23 March so each Council can publish the list of addresses of people taking part on the website. You can find out about other reuse options on either Council’s website, or


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Rev. Russell Pickersgill-Brown and compere Di Fairhall, at the Cyclone Community Concert, last Friday.

From left: Barbara and Susan at last Friday’s Jester House launch of the Little Free Library. Susan left with a copy of The Secret Lives of Dresses.


Sylvia and Bruce showed their passion for dancing at last week’s ceroc, jive, dance class, at Lower Moutere Hall.

Tauriel Patterson enjoyed her first pony ride, courtesy of the Animal Farm at Mahana. Getting on was easy, parents say getting her off was harder. Older sister Rhianna, was there to assist.

Out on the sea from Kina Beach a strange object was seen by locals. On closer inspection through a telescope, the vessel came to light. A floating camp chair raft with a motor. The sailors appeared to be out for a spot of fishing.

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First time at top competition for MHS volleyball players This is the first time that a Motueka High School senior girls volleyball team will be competing at the national secondary schools tournament in Palmerston North. The tournament is celebrating 50 years and will be taking place from 19 to 23 March. It’s the biggest secondary school tournament in the country, with more than 160 teams entered. Of this number, there are 11 senior girls teams from this area taking part. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for young players and I’m delighted to see Motueka High School competing at this level,” said Allan Brodie of Nelson Bays Volleyball. “I’d like to acknowledge and extend a special thanks

to Bernard Enoka (coach) and Fiona Bryan (manager) for making this tournament happen.” The MHS players have spent the past weekend participating in the final two-day seeding tournament at Saxton Stadium. Four of the girls in the team have been national rep players and there is one international student in the Motueka High School team.

Position: Setter

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Achievements: Gold at Nationals for U16 Javelin Girls 2017, Gold at South Islands for U14 Girls Javelin 2016/ U15 Girls Javelin 2017, Nelson Bays Volleyball Under 15 representative 2016.

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Position: Libero

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Achievements: Nelson Bays Volleyball Under 15 representative 2016, Bronze Nationals Cheerleading 2016, registered volleyball referee.

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I’m a year 13 student from Germany, and played for two volleyball teams there. I love the team spirit of the MHS volleyball team and look forward to sharing my new skills when I go back home.

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Dripping with gold and silver Ten Tasman Masters athletes participated in the annual NZ Masters Athletics Track and Field Championships held in Whangarei 2 to 4 March 2018 and collectively won 23 gold, 13 silver and 2 bronze med-als. Three athletes set new NZ national and championship records. Joeline Jones, W35, continued her winning form from the Oceania Masters Champs in Dunedin in Jan-uary. Moments prior to her 60m race, she was informed that she held the W35 60m NZ National rec-ord, following her winning 8.34s performance at Oceania champs. She responded to this news with a scorching run of 8.31s, to lower her NZ National record and her NZ Championship record of 8.80s set at last year’s champs in Nelson. Joeline went on to continue her winning form and fastest times at the champs with decisive wins in the 100m, 13.44s, 200m, 27.67s, and 400m, 62.34s, taking home four golds from her four events. Dave Hansen, M40, was also in record-breaking form when he contested the track pentathlon on the last day and scored a total of 2999 points, smashing the previous record of 2286 points. Earlier in the weekend, he had won his age group high jump (1.67m), long jump (5.82m), shot put (11.82m), discus (36.79m) and was second in his 400m with a sharp time of 54.82s. Dave finished a gruelling weekend with five golds and one silver. Kirsty Richmond, W40, gave her herself a full programme with six field events and the pentathlon. She broke her existing NZ national and championship records with her new total of 1990 points. Kirsty also won her age group high jump (1.42m) and javelin (23.48m) and was second in her shot put (8.72m) and discus (25.24m). In her long jump (4.15m) and triple jump (8.77m), she was second to fellow Tasman athlete Liezel de Wet, W40, who claimed first places with jumps of 4.59m in the long and 9.03m in the triple – the greatest distances of all the women. Kirsty finished with three gold and four silver. In the M55 age group Cliff Bowman, after a long absence from the championships due to injuries, displayed the form that has won him multiple national titles in the past with a close

Joeline Jones just pipping others to the post in the 60m at the NZ Masters Championships. second place in the 3000m race recording 10:14.55, just under 3 seconds behind the winner. Fellow Tasman athlete Tim Cross (M55) was third in the 3000m (11:29.76). He was first in the 3000m steeplechase (11:29.76) and second in both the 800m (2:44.71) and 1500m (5:10.50) to claim medals in all his four events. In the M60 age group, Steve Low had a good run to claim the gold in 63.93s in his specialist 400m event to hold off the President of NZ Masters Athletics Andrew Stark, who ran 64.71s. Third place went to another Tasman athlete Dave Riddell in a time of 66.47. Dave competed in seven events and achieved podium finishes in six of these. He won his 5000m (21:39.09), was second in his 60m (9.06), 100m (14.5) and

Rugby success

The development of rugby league coaching in the South Island took another step forward during a recent conference in Christchurch. Two Sport Tasman community sport advisors were part of a Southern Zone Rugby League initiative, staged at the Papanui Leagues Club, which brought the mainland’s rugby league development officers together for a day of learning. Julie Price and Janice Oliver were among several people who made presentations to the assembled RDOs - from West Coast, Southland, Canterbury and Otago - and they took part in two sessions.

1500m (5:34.67) and also third in his 200m (30.78). He finished with a gold, three silvers and two bronze. In the M65 age group, there were two Tasman athletes – Ian Carter and Derek Shaw. After an injury break of three months, Ian had comfortable wins in both the 800m (23:36.07) and the 1500m (5:26.02) with Derek claiming the silver medal in both the 800m (2:51.74) and 1500m (5:45.00). Derek had a challenging six track races. Careful pacing enabled him to win his other four races, including his first NZ Masters 400m age group title, with a time of 73.87s. He won the 3000m (12:30.35) and the 2000m stee-plechase (9:09.75). Derek’s 5000m (21:43.72) resulted in a 6s winning margin. Derek finished with four golds and two silver medals.

“Our role was to facilitate two workshops,” said Price, “one of which was around the development of fundamental movement skills within the rugby league space the other was around coach mentoring.” Julie said the objective for Sport Tasman was to “add more tools” to the coaches’ repertoire. She delivered the coach mentoring workshop, which conference organiser Steve Martin, general manager of Southern Zone rugby league, felt was particularly well received. “It was really valuable in introducing our staff on the ground to

the simple concepts of coach mentoring, so they could utilise those skills when they are doing the follow-up work with coaches,” he said. Martin was satisfied with the day’s outcome. “It was excellent. The purpose of the coaching conference was to introduce to those who are delivering to our coaches and sport programmes, concepts that could help them deliver more accurately. “Sport Tasman had taken one of our programmes, “Backyard League”, and added value to that through an understanding of the developmental stages of children, in

particular, the use of verbal cues and questioning to assist with learning. They held an interactive session where our people got the opportunity to participate and also peer teach.” Steve said the gathering was a success. “One of the legacies of it will be an addition to our current “Backyard League” resource of more games and activities, but also a greater understanding of skill acquisition of primary school-age children.” A follow-up to the event is a proposal to introduce a pilot fundamental skills delivery programme at Stoke school, in Nelson, this year.

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Golf Saturday the field celebrating being named the Holden NZ Golf Club of the Year by playing an American Stableford and the ladies an LGU. Scoring was very good which was consistent with the beautiful Autumn conditions. The American Stableford was won by Doug Anderson on countback from Allan Barbara after both had scored an excellent 16 points. 3rd Andrew Fenemor 14 points 4th Kevin Beach 12 points 5th Mark Williams 11 points. Twos were scored by Brent Thomson, Peter Neal, Ralph Meikle, Peter Neil, Bob Winter Lois Cocks and Joyce Bullock. Closest to the Pins Ralph Meikle and Lois Cocks. Ladies played an LGU. First with an outstanding Nett 63 was Lois Cocks. 2nd Tania Appleman 69 3rd Linda Thurow 69 4th Suzanne Park 70. Best Gross was Lois Cocks with 87.

SCORES & DRAWS Motueka Womens Golf 6th and 8th March. 18 Holers.


Motueka Cricket Club – Second Grade Nancy McCormick Memorial Foursomes Team played over 36 holes. 3rd March 2018 Vs Wakatu Black at Victory Square 1st Jacquie Martin & Joyce Bullock nett Motueka arrived at Victory Square seek141 ing redemption against Wakatu Black who 2nd Suzanne Park & Penny Vincent narrowly beat them in their last encounter nett 144 early in the season. The Wekas were 3rd Pam Chapman & sandy LePine asked to bowl first on a pitch that didn’t nett 145 offer much except the occasional lack of bounce. Wakatu started slowly, scoring 9 Hole Ladies when width was offered, however wick6th March, Sue Bunt Nett round 1. ets came occasionally and when Richie Wilkinson (34) got out they were 62 for 3 Group A : in the 18th over. Their middle order fared better, shored up by 48 from Greg Defeu Helen James 36 and they finished with 183 for 9 off their 40 Judith Garrett Brown 36 overs with the wickets shared around by Collen Irwin 38 the bowlers. on c/b from Dotti Holgarth In reply Motueka started briskly and were 40 for 1 after 6 overs then 76 for 2 Group B : after 12. Things were looking good with Matt Ellis (52) and Joel Kosoof (54no) Helen Hughey 35 together at the crease but Matt departed Pat bell 36 and Joel began losing partners. The lower Dawn Bensemen 36 order helped him out more however and they reached the target with eight overs to spare and two wickets in hand. After winning their last six games Motueka are now fourth on the table and face Wakatu Gold in a playoff for third next week.


Bridge Motueka Bridge Club Championship Session 1 Results North/South 1st Anne Cegarra & Mary McCallum 67.36% 2nd Chris Sutton & Janet Howell 63.66% 3rd Dawn Bensemann & Clive Thomas 53.70% East/West 1st Susan Hinkley & Tony Hinkley 65.97% 2nd Vicki Adnams & Mary Hamilton 59.26% 3rd Diana Whitten & Brian Field 54.40%

On your marks, get set, go, for the Tidal Trail Fun Run Motueka South School invites everyone to come and join them for a fun-filled day. The latest addition to their well known Family Fiesta is a walk or run around our fabulous local environment, taking in the unique tidal estuary trails near the school. Participants of the Tidal Trail can choose to walk or run either a 5km or 10km course. Both courses start by the corner

of High St and Courtney St East outside the new ‘Kids Collective’ and finish within Motueka South School grounds Online registrations will be open from Monday 12 February and will remain open until Wednesday 15 March. On the day entries will be taken at the registration desk on Courtney St East from 8:30am 9:30am, at a $15 cash only fee, for those

yet to pay. The major Spot Prize sponsor is Leeon Johnston - Bayleys Real Estate Motueka, who is donating $500 as a cash prize. Once participants have completed their event, they then get to enjoy the fiesta of live entertainment, stalls, great food and drink, while waiting for the much-anticipated prize giving.

“With plenty of entertainment planned and music playing on the day, we welcome and encourage you to stay and relax post-race and enjoy the festivities.” Sun umbrellas, picnic rugs & chairs are encouraged to maximise your relaxing post-event in comfort,” say organisers. See their Facebook page ‘The Tidal Trail Fun Run and Fiesta’ for updates.

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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: ALZHEIMERS NELSON SUPPORT WORKER Available for advice/support for anyone concerned with memory/functioning decline. Drop in to Community House 9-11am or book appointments 11.30-2.30 on first 3 Tuesdays/month phone 027 646 7703

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

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

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

‘CREATE TO CELEBRATE’ COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION Motueka Arts Council are inviting entries for our craft competition. Entry forms available at Potters Patch, Motueka or by emailing Entries close 27th July. 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. FOR KIDS: EASTER CREATIONS Fri 23rd March 3.30-5.00pm. St Andrew Church Hall, High Street. 528 7835 for more info. FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS Seniors in our community meet every 3rd Friday of the month at 10:30am to enjoy morning tea and activities. Tasman Bible Church, Williams Road, Tasman. Further information, contact Lorna (03) 528 4902. GOLDEN BAY LIVE POETS Presents Open Mic poetry at the Mussel Inn, Thursday 15 March 8pm featuring singersongwriter Andrew Lockwood (UK). HIPPY, A FREE HOME BASED PROGRAMME Starts March 2018. Do you have a child around 3 years old? Contact Miranda 021 038 1017 at Motueka Family Service Centre to have fun getting ready for school together. 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. MEN WANTED TO SING HARMONY Join Men-in-Accord’s free Open Evening Workshop, 7pm 27th March, Club Waimea, Richmond. Experience the art of four part singing.Register your interest call Dave 540 2178 MINDFULNESS AND RELAXATION Tuesdays 1pm Fairfield House $3 donation to Cancer Society (03) 539 1137

MOTUEKA HEART SUPPORT Our next meeting is on Wednesday 21st March at The Bike Cafe ( next to Vet ) At 10.30 am . All welcome. Ph Janet 528 9442

THE family of Dean Sixtus would like to sincerely thank friends, family members, and workmates for their kind words, cards, baking, flowers and on going support through Dean's illness and beyond. We would also like to thank Neil Bowdler for a beautiful service and the many people who attended the service for Dean. A heartfelt thank you to Nelson Tasman Hospice, Cushla and the district nurses, Kate Gregory and "The Doctors" Motueka New World and Carter Holt Harvey. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement. WOODCOCK Marara (Ma) - Woody, Darylene & Craig, Richard & Jenny, Lily, Bella-Rose & Oliver express their heartfelt gratitude for the support given following Ma's sudden passing. We are truly grateful for all the sympathy expressed through phone calls, visits, cards, baking, flowers and the overwhelming attendance at Ma's funeral service. Thank you to Neil Bowdler for officiating the service, Thank you to the caring Staff of Marsden House, Golden Bay Funeral Services & to Stephen Day, Joseph & Gladys Taingahue for their guidance. Thank you to our Fire Brigade Family & special thanks to the amazing wonderful Staff of Nelson ICU & Medical Ward. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.


MOTUEKA LIVE POETS Presents guest poet Cat Woodward and Open Mic poetry, 7.30pm on Tuesday 20th March at Riwaka Hotel. MOTUEKA REBUS CLUB Welcome, to our next Combined Rebus Meeting, 16/3/18 Friday, in the Motueka Bands Room at 10 am. Interesting Speakers & Refreshments. Excellent Social Club for Retirees. Phone 03 52 89629 Grace NELSON LIVE POETS Presents guest poet Cat Woodward and Open Mic poetry, 7.30pm on Monday 19th March at Liquid Bar, Bridge Street, Nelson. PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Meet 1st Thursday of month Broadgreen House 276 Nayland Road, 1.30 to 3.30pm. Contact Bill, phone (03) 544 8635. QUIZ: 15TH MARCH AND THE 22ND MARCH Fund raisers for this event at the Sprig & Fern, Motueka, QUIZ NIGHT. From 6 pm, with great prizes, from Wilsons, Beefair & The Dream Maker, as well as scratch card prizes. Come join in the fun and celebrations.

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).

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

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SEWING BEE Boomerang Bags Motueka is holding a sewing bee at MoTEC (9 Pah Street) on Saturday 17 March, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. All skill levels welcome! More information from 027 528 4563 SURVIVORS AND THRIVERS If you have or have had cancer, supporting someone with cancer come along and meet others in this friendly atmosphere. Phone (03) 539 1137 for details

TASMAN Carpet Cleaning. Professional local service, ecofriendly. Free quotes. Call Greg Jones 0274 300 626.


 death notices COLECHIN, Leslie Joan (Joan) née Templeton, aged 91. Passed away peacefully on 1st March, after a short illness. Cherished wife of the late Murray, and adored mother and mother-inlaw of Christine, Merilyn ( Emma), Bryan and Gary. Joan was a much loved and admired grandmother, greatgrandmother, sister and aunt. A memorial service for Joan will be held at the Downing Street Presbyterian Church, Hoon Hay, Christchurch on Tuesday 20 March at 11am. All welcome. The family would like to express grateful thanks for the care, support and love of their mother by the staff at Oakwoods Retirement Home, Nelson. Messages to PO Box 3669 Richmond or Anisy’s Tasman Funeral Home Richmond Nelson EGGERS, Ted: Passed away suddenly but peacefully on March 1, 2018, aged 85 years, at Nelson Hospital. Dearly loved husband of the late Heather for 60 years. Loved Dad of Sierra (Lorraine), Grant, Kerry and Shelley, and loved Grandad of Olivia, Kirsten, Leighton, Sashi, Millie, Sophie and Sarah. At Ted's request, a private cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held on March 18, 2018. For further details, please email or Ph 0274 235 177 NETTA Perry 19152018. Amazing mum to Joyce, Ted and Heather, Honk and Pat, Lin and Frank, and Wendy, and all her grand and great-grand and greatgreat-grand children. A celebration of Nana's life will be held in The Mapua Community Hall: Friends and family welcome. 8th April 2018 1.30pm.


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PART-TIME cleaner/ carer to help a blind gentleman. Approx 10hrs per week. Ph 027 540 2608. Lower Moutere area.

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

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We are looking for a Team Leader that is responsible for driving quality customer service and developing a positive relationship with our community. Our Customer Services team are the hub of the organisation so your ability to keep your finger on the pulse and provide leadership to a capable team of three is a must. On top of your supervisory skills, you'll also be an experienced administrator as another function of this role is to provide administration support to the Motueka Community Board. This is a hands-on, full-time role working 8am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday based at our Motueka Service Centre - opportunities like this are rare - apply today! Applications close 27 March 2018 Online applications can be submitted on our website and further information can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Team on (03) 543-8393.

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vehicles for sale ALWAYS Buying and selling good tidy cars. Finance and trades welcome. Open 7 days. Motor-eka Ltd, 391 High Street, Motueka. Phone 528 8885.

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

wanted ENGLISH tutor for year 12 motivated student, NCEA level 2. Motueka area. Please ph or text 021 754 826.

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Motueka Golf Club tee up the title Motueka Golf Club is officially the NZ club of the year. Motueka Golf Club claimed the honour of Holden Club of the Year at the New Zealand Golf Awards, during round three of the 99th ISPS Handa New Zealand Open, held at Queenstown’s Millbrook Resort, recently. The club was said to be one that demonstrated leadership, excellence and innovation. President, Peter Johnson who was flown to the open to receive the award, said their 23% growth on membership in the past three anchored their success, amongst evidencing financial stability and community inclusivity. The club has 400 members and over 3000 visiting players paying green fees, annually. “We are incredibly proud of this award and we didn’t think we had too much of a chance until we started putting together the application, then things started sounding pretty good all of a sudden,” said Peter. There were seven categories in the application including, participation, community involvement, equity and financial performance. The process was intense, says Peter and it took to months to find out they had won. “I had to keep it a secret until the ceremony at the open, that wasn’t easy.” Motueka Golf Club has actively grown sponsorship nearly doubling 2016 levels in 2017 and they are proud of their, She Loves Golf programme, which has generated 20 new members and many sparked ladies interest. The club promotes the growth of the game by supporting a local professional to visit all schools in the region and to deliver after-school coaching session once a month. “We call ourselves the friendliest club in the top of the south and we really abide by that claim. We make great efforts to get new players involved and acquainted with longer-term members of the club, as soon as they join. We have a hard-working group of staff and volunteers who all go out of their way to make newcomers welcome,” Peter said. The club is a good asset for the town and I am glad our achievements have been recognised,”

14 march 2018  
14 march 2018