15 May 2019

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The race is on

Upper Moutere students Theo Berriman, Bruno Richards and Arielle Maritz increase their knowledge of our native forests during last Friday’s Sustainability Race at Whenua Iti Outdoors.

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Crowd funders help get album underway for local musician Local musician Aly Cook has returned from a “full-on” ten days in Sydney, where she has been working on her third album at Asquith Studios, due out this September. Having so many crowd funders onboard put Aly in the position of starting the album’s process, and she says she’ll be “eternally” grateful to the, so far, 160 people from 16 countries who’ve helped her reach $8000 of her $20,000 goal. “The process has been breathtaking for me at times. On a personal and spiritual level this is by far the best recorded work I have achieved, and the most amazing team I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with,” says Aly. Many of the Tracking Team were pioneering folk in the heyday of the 80s and 90s Australian Music Industry, a time when Aly was cutting her teeth in the industry. “I was influenced by this period in Australian music because I was there in amongst it all.” Aly’s third album is being co-produced with Graham (Buzz) Bidstrup and David Nicholas at the helm. Buzz has been a

Aly Cook has been working on recording her third album in Sydney. session musician for Jimmy Barnes, Don Walker and Australian Crawl among others, while David is a multi ARIA award winning producer and mixer. “The experience they have given me in the studio has been moving to say the least. To get to the end of a song and have tears welled up from the sheer emotion of delivery, or to sing and have the hairs on my own arms stand up is hard to put into words.” Over a three year period together with

Buzz and his wife, Kay, Aly has written songs that crossed the genres of Country, Blues and Singer Songwriter. “I would stop into their house, every festival or visit to Australia, write songs and lay down demos. To see all these songs come to life is just an extraordinary feeling.” Aly says the experience of tracking live for a great bulk of what they did in Sydney is new to her and so “amazing”. “I cannot begin to explain the vibe of

doing that, just like the old days. Nothing beats being in a room of totally talented musicians and laying the music down all together in real time. The result is music that breathes and dynamically ebbs and flows. It’s sonically just beautiful and that’s listening to the music straight out of the sessions.” Music lovers are invited to join Aly’s “crowd” to help fund the process of producing an album, by prebuying the CD or a download or a house

concert. Anybody who does this before August 1st will get their name in the artwork of the CD. “Every bit counts,” says Aly. “I am really excited now to share these songs with the world, as I know in my heart and soul that I gave every ounce of what I had on an emotional level to every song that I delivered.”

charged with arson. A 34-year-old man was earlier charged with arson on Wednesday, 6 March. The Moutere Highway fire caused extensive damage to a wide area of pine

forest and resulted in the evacuation of local residents. The man and woman have also been charged in relation to a fire on the side of the road in Pigeon Valley near Wakefield

on Wednesday, 6 March. The investigation in relation to the Rabbit Island fire on Wednesday, 6 February and the Iwa Road fire in Nelson on Friday, 8 February

is ongoing. We urge anyone who has information that may assist to call Nelson Police on 03-546 3840 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Pre-order the album online – www. alycook.com.au/thenew-cd

Woman charged with arson Nelson Police have charged a second person in relation to a fire started on the side of the Moutere Highway on Wednesday, 27 February. A 24-year old woman has been

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Bella takes out Rockquest solo

Annesbrook Church was the scene for Nelson’s up-and-coming musical talent on Saturday, 4 May. The top 12 bands were selected for the Smokefreerockquest regional final on Friday 24 May, and the top two Nelson solo/ duo acts were named for the opportunity to go ahead to the event’s national final. The top Nelson solo-duos are our own Bella Shand from Motueka High School, who came first, and Brooklyn Scott and Tim Fahey from Garin College, who came second. Currently in year 11, Bella says she cannot remember a time before she was singing and playing guitar. This is her first year participating in Smokefreerockquest. “I didn’t expect to win at all, but my music teacher encouraged me, so I pulled something together,” says the 15-year-old. “It was definitely a pleasant surprise and

a really good feeling” The Smokefree Tangata Beats Award went to acoustic trio ‘In Conclusive’ from Waimea College and Nayland College, who now submit footage to be selected for that event’s national final. Founder and Director Pete Rainey says while Smokefreerockquest is a competition, the environment throughout the nationwide series of events is hugely supportive, with the emphasis on participation. “Between now and the regional final, the work participants will put in to prepare for the next stage is a big part of what make Smokefreerockquest and Smokefree Tangata Beats such valuable learning experiences,” he says. “The solo-duo acts going into the video submission round, and the bands going into their regional final will need to practise hard, and make good use of networking opportuni-

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Motueka High School student, soloist Bella Shand won the Nelson Smokefreerockquest. ties and social media to promote themselves and their achievements. For a lot of students these steps can be part of their NCEA assessments.” At the Nelson final there will be awards for the top three bands, the MAINZ Musicianship Award, Best Song, Best Vocal,

the APRA Lyric Award, and the ZM People’s Choice voted by text. The top regional bands and solo-duos submit footage for selection as finalists to play off at the Smokefreerockquest national final at the Bruce Mason Centre in Auckland on Saturday, 14

Motueka AMI Insurance under threat of closure

AMI Insurance is reviewing aspects of its nationwide network of retail stores as customer preferences change, and our local Motueka branch is among those threatened with closure. Alex Geale is the Executive Manager of AMI’s Retail Network. “AMI has the biggest retail network of any insurer in New Zealand and that is not going to change. “However, we are increasingly finding that our customers throughout New

Zealand are preferring to contact AMI through other means, rather than visiting their local stores. “We are seeing particular growth in our digital engagement channels, such as social media and our website. “The phone also continues to be a very popular way of contacting AMI. That means the number of customers visiting some stores is such that they are no longer viable. “While it is disap-

pointing that we might have to close a small number of stores, AMI will continue to be there for New Zealanders, whether they live in urban areas or smaller communities, by providing service in the way they want it to be – conveniently, efficiently and effectively.” As a result, AMI is considering closing its stores in Alexandra, Feilding, Hawera, Motueka, Porirua, South Dunedin and Thames. If this happens,

the closure of these stores will take place from the end of June. However, the AMI retail network will still include 52 stores, in every region of New Zealand, from Invercargill to Whangarei. It is expected that these changes will result in few job losses. Affected staff will have the support and resources they need to find another role within the company or other employment opportunities.

September, followed by the Smokefree Tangata Beats national final on Saturday, 21 September. Candenscence Flow, a MHS Band is one of twelve bands to make it through to the Nelson finals and they’ll perform at the Theatre Royal on May 24 from 7pm.

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Moana Maniapoto to perform in Motueka and Mapua Songs haunt us. They remind us of where we’ve been and hint at where we are going… a bit like Ocean or Moana, that mysterious watery highway that connects our Pacific Islands and our people. ‘My Name is Moana’ is an intimate 90-minute tribute to the ocean led by singer/songwriter Moana Maniapoto Arts Laureate, inductee into the NZ Music Hall of Fame and 2019 Distinguished Alumni (University of Auckland). This show celebrates our relationship as New Zealanders to the Ocean through a mixture of music, myth and personal anecdote. An intimate, uplifting and often humorous experience, “My Name is Moana” includes garage party classics as well as those inspirational songs which have taken Moana and her musicians across 30 countries. “We have travelled to some of the most exotic places on the planet,” says Moana.

Moana Maniapoto.

“But the Arts on Tour 2017 journey around our own beautiful country was an absolute privilege. It was a reminder too of the passion people have for reclaiming the health of our waterways.” Independent Music NZ has announced the 2019 recipient of the Classic Record, an award acknowledging New Zealand’s history of music albums that continue to inspire us

and define who we are. This year’s judging panel has recognised Moana and the Moahunters’ TAHI (Southside 1993) as one of Aotearoa’s classic records. Needless to say, songs from TAHI will be ringing out from Twizel to Taranaki to Tauranga and everywhere in between. AOTNZ audiences loved Moana and her fellow musicians when they toured in 2017. Heck, they loved them

so much, some fans carried their own guitars and ukuleles to the show – and joined in. You can too. Now back by popular acclaim Moana, Trina and Paddy return. And they will be joined by Cadzow Cossar, one of NZ’s tastiest yet unsung musical heroes on guitar, as well as bass. *Please note the correct date of this concert in Motueka is

Wednesday, 22 May not Tuesday as last week’s ad stated. Wednesday 22 May 7.30pm Motueka Chanel Arts Centre $25 Adult, $5 Schoolchildren Book: Floral Affaire, Motueka Thursday 23 May Mapua Dinner from 6pm Show 8pm The Playhouse Theatre $25 Book: The Playhouse Theatre

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Parklands School the recipients of ATET carving

A carving that had pride of place at Abel Tasman Educational Trust (ATET) has found a new home at Motueka’s Parklands School. On Friday, 10 May the school’s students, parents, supporters and teaching staff along with community representatives took part in an unveiling ceremony. Trust members handed over the carving that is steeped in history and embraces two cultures. The school’s principal, Jacques Munroe

says the Trust couldn’t have given it to a better place and assured them it’ll be well looked after. “We will be the guardians for generations to come. While it’s a sad ending for the Taonga, it has an exciting future in front of us,” says Jacques. Parklands School spirit was evident with the students enthusiastically performing during the unveiling. “The carving’s amazing, I love it. I really like the history behind it,” says student Tane Pivac.

From the front line to the back paddocks It’s a long way from negotiating with hostage-takers to touring rural New Zealand, but that’s where Lance Burdett’s career path has gone so far. He’s touring the rural South Island thanks to a series of talks put together by New Zealand’s local Rural Support Trusts and the Ministry for Primary Industries, and will be in Takaka at the Golden Bay Recreation Centre on Thursday, 23 May speaking at both 3pm and 6pm. Founder of Warn International, Lance has moved from working for police and training with the FBI to dedicating himself to spreading tips and techniques for people to handle difficult situations by understanding what goes on in people’s brains – starting with their own. At a recent Rural

Support Trust conference, Lance presented to about 80 people who may find themselves handling a crisis in their roles supporting rural New Zealanders. Lance’s messages resonated so well with the Rural Support Trusts that they have worked to get him on a tour to speak to all the regions. Late last year he covered the central North Island and was a resounding success. “He’s especially good with our younger farmers,” says Katrina Knowles, Taranaki Rural Support Trust. “It’s not often you have a group of young tough men and women sitting being told about how they feel why they feel, and the session ran well over time because they just wanted to keep talking with Lance.” The Rural Support

Lance Burdett will speak in Takaka next week. Trusts are made up an inability to separate of paid and volunteer work and home life are rural people who are just two of the factors in each region, helping recognised as causing farming families get different stress to that through tough times. of our urban populaChallenges such tions. Farmers have as weather, climate, higher suicide rates biosecurity, financial than city-dwellers and worries and relation- this is something the ship problems can Rural Support Trusts have a particularly need the skills to strong impact on farm- navigate as they get ers and their commu- people into the profesnities. Isolation and sional help they need.

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Skydive Abel Tasman and Nelson Tasman Air acquired by INFLITE aviation company INFLITE, one of New Zealand’s leading aviation tourism companies, has greatly expanded its skydive operations announcing last week the acquisition of Skydive Abel Tasman and in September, the opening of Skydive Mt Cook. Nelson Tasman Air also joins INFLITE, adding to its scenic flight experiences throughout New Zealand. The new businesses complement existing operations Skydive Franz Josef, Mount Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters, INFLITE Taupo, INFLITE Auckland and INFLITE Charters. Skydive Abel Tasman has been operated by founder Stuart Bean for almost 30 years. A life-long skydiver who did his first jump at age 19, Stu’s now regarded as amongst the best in the business with more than 17,000 sky-

Tandem master Kevin Bedford and a passenger enjoy the thrill of jumping with Skydive Abel Tasman. dives to his name and is also a commercial pilot with over 3000 hours. Stu will remain involved with the business. “I am delighted to have the business transfer to a company with the same culture and values I share

with the team in Abel Tasman. My staff are looking forward to the opportunities that a nationwide operator can bring and have really supported me through the process. I believe the company is in good hands with a bright future ahead,”

says Stu. The Skydive Abel Tasman operation adds a dedicated team of skydive staff to the existing INFLITE team and a Pilatus PC-6 Porter to the fleet of skydive & ski planes and helicopters currently operated across

INFLITE’s base network. The Pilatus Porter joins its three sister ships which are currently operated from Aoraki / Mt Cook & Franz Josef. INFLITE is not planning any changes to the team or brand as part of the purchase

but Skydive Abel Tasman will gain the benefit of the additional sales, marketing and operational support. It’s also a homecoming of sorts for INFLITE Group Business Manager Lisa Chambers, who’ll return to the dropzone she began her career at over 10 years ago. Lisa is excited about returning to her roots while bringing the attributes of a nationwide operator to the base. “I’m excited to add INFLITE’s experience and global networks to the operation, and ensure we continue to deliver worldclass experiences.” Nelson Tasman Air offer stunning scenic flights in both helicopters and fixed wing aircraft flying into the Abel Tasman National Park. This business complements Skydive Abel Tasman, located side-by-side. Skydive Mt Cook will

open in September 2019 out of a brand new purpose-built facility at Pukaki Airport. INFLITE has operated Mount Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters since 2015. INFLITE CEO Adam Joyce says, “INFLITE is embarking on an exciting period of growth. These are significant developments for us and have been in the works for some time. This greatly expands our product offering in New Zealand and cements our commitment to delivering incredible visitor experiences. We’re thrilled to welcome the teams at Skydive Abel Tasman and Nelson Tasman Air into the company. Having multiple successful businesses under the umbrella of INFLITE offers our customers variety and choice, with a consistent customer experience.”

Primary and Secondary teachers to strike Primary and secondary teachers across New Zealand have both voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking joint strike action on 29 May, NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) announced on Sunday, 12 May.

Primary principals also voted in favour of the strike. Primary teachers and principals voted in secret ballots at meetings across the country over the last week, while in the same period the PPTA held an online ballot of secondary school

teachers. The joint strike will see the largest ever industrial action by New Zealand teachers, covering almost 50,000 members across the two unions. The unions are calling for a day of action for the future of education

on 29 May, and are encouraging parents and the public to join them at public events. NZEI Te Riu Roa president Lynda Stuart says teachers are raising their voices together to say they need the government to prioritise addressing the

education crisis. “Giving teachers time to teach and to lead, and ensuring teaching is a viable long-term career choice, is essential if children are to get the teaching and learning they deserve,” she says. “We know

we have enormous support from parents and we ask all New Zealanders to support us in our fight for the future of education in New Zealand. PPTA president Jack Boyle says, “Teachers do not take strike action lightly. We

would rather be with our kids in our classrooms.” “It is hugely disappointing that we have reached this point. We want to work with the government to agree solutions that make teaching the attractive career it should be.”

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Views of the sections

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View of the sections

Motueka Tana Pukekohatu

Exciting new sections just released Seven desirable sites, each offering a wonderful opportunity to develop and create your new home - select your preferred section and ensure you are on site (weather permitting) for the auction on 25 May. The expansive outlook from three of the sites is attractive and restful. What a rare find. Views of the ranges can be seen from several of the sections and the location is amazing, just an easy walk into the central commercial area of Motueka; schools and childcare centres are close by. New quality homes have set the tone for the area throughout the Tana Pukekohatu subdivision - what a fantastic spot to build your new home. Ranging in size from 414sqm to 541sqm, the sites are large enough for a spa pool and/or veggie garden. If the weather lets us down, the auction will be held at our new offices, 208 High Street, Motueka.

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Been a pretty busy week family harm wise unfortunately. A couple of nasty assaults that we have been dealing with. As at Monday we are still trying to locate two of the male offenders…. such a shame some people resort to violence to release their frustrations. They certainly need some help to change their ways and there is plenty of good help out there. My wife and I drove back from Nelson on Sunday afternoon. It was very windy and raining hard and it got me thinking about winter driving. With wet and frosty roads it totally changes the physics of how your car stops and corners on roads. Slippery roads mean less traction on corners and longer stopping distances.

- Motueka Library - 12 Pah Street - Phone 03-528 1047 Techy Time for Adults Tuesday May 21, 1-3pm A techy time taster to celebrate Techweek 2019 Drop in and have fun with mini robots, Ozobots and Bluebots, 3D doodler pens and Littlebits electronics

You need to allow more of a gap between vehicles when following and you need to have decent tyres with tread on them. It is very easy to jump into a modern car and drive “like normal” in bad weather but often travelling at even 90km/hr instead of 100km/hr can be just that much safer, just because the speed limit is 100 doesn’t meant that is the speed you have to go. A lot of the accidents and fatalities are caused by people driving too fast for the conditions…. make sure you and your passengers aren’t the next!! Take care out there S/Constable Grant Heney

BookCafe Monday 20 May, 11am-12.30 Discuss and debate thought-provoking topics. Theme: If you could choose to have no more challenges or obstacles in life, would you? Refreshments provided, Koha appreciated. New Zealand Music Month Wednesday 22nd May, 1.30-2pm Motueka Library is hosting music students from Motueka High School on Join us to enjoy this remarkable local talent. Special Thanks to Hilary Sinclair the Head Music teacher for organising these concerts for us.

Occurrences: 27 yr old Motueka female arrested for possession of an offensive weapon – a taser 20 yr old Riwaka male arrested for failing to accompany for drink driving, possession of a knife, and possession of cannabis. Awaiting a blood result for drink driving. Assist a mentally unwell male. 29 yr old Motueka female arrested for a family harm assault. 48 yr old Motueka male arrested for breaching a protection order. Dealt with an intoxicated person at a local shop. Taken to a local address.

Alpacas with Maracas Wednesday 22 May, 11am Join us for this National Simultaneous Storytime Sing, dance and shake with maracas Celebrate reading and literacy with 1000 Books before School and National Simultaneous Storytime

9 x family harm incidents.

Miniature Victorian Lamp Workshop Thursday 23 May, 10-11.30am Are you fascinated by small wonders? Create a miniature lamp with Sue Clark. Bookings essential, Kit $4


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 10.00 am, Friday 7 June 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, tasman.govt.nz or nelson.govt.nz

High lifejacket wearing rates impress in 2018/19 campaign Ninty five percent of boaties had enough lifejackets for everyone on board and 83 percent were wearing them when required, provisional results released on May 10 from the ‘No Excuses’ safe boating campaign show, of which Tasman District Council was part of. Maritime NZ says everyone on board boats under 6 metres should wear a lifejacket. They recommend that non-swimmers and children wear lifejackets at all times. Lead Maritime Officer for the project Matt Wood says the campaign targeted high risk behaviours including failing to carry and/or wear lifejackets, unsafe speed and breaches of navi-

gational safety rules. He says Kiwi boaties “did themselves proud” when it came to lifejackets and ‘No Excuses’ demonstrated the value of having a consistent nationwide campaign to encourage safe boating behaviour. There were a total of 182 infringements issued and 502 warnings given. Common reasons infringement notices were issued included people not showing a dive flag – despite having divers in the water, not having observers when towing and not having lifejackets on board or failing to wear them when required. The 2018/19 campaign saw 3,531 interactions with boaties and ran from 20

October 2018 until 31 March 2019, involving 13 Regional Councils and the Taupo Harbourmaster. The majority of ‘No Excuses’ interactions were positive, Matt says. Boaties were glad to see the ‘No Excuses’ teams educating and – where required – enforcing the rules. Matt says the organisations involved in ‘No Excuses’ had a shared interest in keeping boaties safe on the water. “You could say we’re one big team working together. A huge thank you to the councils that were involved in this year’s campaign for their efforts. Their work makes Kiwi boaties safer and – hopefully – saves lives.”

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Local Steiner School celebrates a milestone

Over the last jumping season Bridget and Laura attended numerous events all over the South island in order to successfully gain qualification points to go to the Horse of the Year show held in Hastings last month. At this event in most of the classes they competed against 50 other competitors with them both placing in the top 15-20 of most classes. Laura also competed in speed showjumping and 2 phase jumping competing against over 100 competitors and was very unlucky not to have won a ribbon. Both girls found this an amazing experience which they hope to repeat in the near future.

Motueka Steiner School’s access road, car park and drainage has been constructed at their new site. The Motueka Steiner School community celebrated a major milestone on their journey to build a new school. Parents and guests gathered at the school farm on Saturday, 11 May to celebrate the construction of an access road, car park and drainage works. The independent school has resource consent to build a new school, kindergarten and playgroup for 150 students. The vision is to create a unique new

school that integrates Steiner Education with nature, the land and farming. Development Manager Peter Garlick says, “This stage of the project has a budget of almost $200,000. This was all raised by donations, grants and interest free loans. A crowdfunding campaign last year raised $31,000 from 68 donors.” The earthworks started with a good omen when a pakohe

toki (adze) was found by cultural monitor Hori Kahukura. This taonga is now in safe storage at Te Awhina Marae. The next stage of the project is to build the first 6 classrooms. This stage has a budget of $1.5M and a completion date of December 2020. The plan is to use local builders and craftspeople, local materials and create a school that reflects Motueka and the local community.

Smith & Sons renovations & Extensions is now open for business in Motueka and all the way to Golden Bay! The newest franchise - Smith & Sons Motueka / Golden Bay is the latest to join the national network of Smith & Sons Renovation & Extension builders. “Due to the high demand for renovations from the area we saw a need to open a second franchise, in addition to our successful Nelson office, to further accommodate homeowners with their building and renovation needs.” says Andrew Walker, GM for Smith & Sons South Island.


Let’s start the conversation call 0800 764 846 Motueka and Golden Bay Email craig.finnie@smithandsons.co.nz or visit smithandsons.co.nz


The new owner of Smith & Sons Motueka / Golden Bay, Craig Finnie, is an award-winning builder with over 35 years of experience in the building industry and is a fully Licensed Building Practitioner. Having worked on many architecturally designed new homes, renovations and commercial builds, Craig has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the building process and has an eye for detail. Craig is joined by his daughter Cydnie in the Business Support Manager role.

From simple bathroom makeovers to adding a storey and complete home makeovers, the team at Smith & Sons Motueka / Golden Bay bring a professional approach to renovating guiding homeowners through the process. From initial ideas and design, plans and building consents, to construction and delivery of a high-quality result. To find out more about Smith & Sons Motueka / Golden Bay, head to the website www.smithandsons.co.nz/renovation -builder/motueka-golden-bay

Craig Finnie, the new owner of Smith & Sons Motueka / Golden Bay

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Letters Dear Editor,

Mariri Estuary I wish to express my concern over the use of the Mariri Estuary in becoming a place for artists to freely erect art works. The International report on the state of the environment this week identifies human activity as being a major cause for the massive loss of animals and their habitats and a reason for their extinction in the world. The Mariri Estuary with its daily tidal change provides a home and food source for some of our marine and bird native species. It is not “wasted land” or “a dirty bit of old land” as described in last week’s Guardian. I encourage you to observe and embrace that life and daily tidal changes as you drive through the estuary and to discourage the human invasion of this area by seeing its only purpose as a play-ground for human expression. Humanity has the privilege, as supposedly the most intelligent species, to protect the earth for all the animal kingdom. Thank you, Muriel Moran Dear Editor, Its all in the eye of the beholder. In Gary Seftons eyes, Loch Ness Monster article 8th May, the Mariri Estuary is wasted land. My eyes see an ever changing pattern of sparkling water, sinuous tidal channels and glistening sand flats. In Gary’s eyes the estuary is a dirty old bit of land, in mine it is a productive ecosystem teeming with life that is essential to the well being of this planet we live on. He sees art, I see old car tyres adding to the human pressures on a threatened ecosystem. He sees an island needing a lighthouse, I see a haven for

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threatened species that needs all the help we can give it to protect it from pests and pollution with dangerous rubbish. There are individuals and groups doing their best to clean up and protect some of these threatened, wonderfully complex areas from our unseeing encroachments. I hope that Gary and others will see the importance and intrinsic beauty of these “wastelands” and refrain from any more “enhancements,” after all, most tourists coming to New Zealand quote the natural beauty of the country as the reason they come here. Yours sincerely Terry Stanbridge Dear Sir, I understand that you are interested in people making sculptures. However, I was disappointed that you would write a very environmentally damaging article in the Guardian (Wed 28 May p11). We do NOT want stuff put into the estuary. Decaying tyres give off chemicals which are very poisonous. In many estuaries they have been painstakingly removed by concerned citizens, including locally. As well local school children have recently spent considerable time and effort removing tons of rubbish from the estuarine environment - well done all of you! Estuaries are places of renewal and full of life when healthy. They may look like they are ’just mud’ but they are full of small and smaller creatures which provide food for baby fish as well as birds and even larger fish. We need to look after our estuaries. They are struggling to cope with excess silt from forestry, housing development, and lack of care by each one of us. Let us look on this valuable estuarine asset with more respect and care and not fill

them with rubbish. If you would like to find out more about estuaries and their value visit the Friends of Motueka Estuary website https://www. godwit.net/mud-dwellers.html Yours sincerely, Beth Bryant Dear Editor, Many clubs, schools, and community groups have, in recent years, cleared tons of rub-

bish from Tasman’s coastline and estuaries, as part of the DoC “Big Beach Clean-up” and its successors. It is very disappointing that you should report, with such obvious approval, Mr Garry Sefton’s efforts to do exactly the opposite, by depositing old tyres in the Moutere Inlet, in the guise of a “sculpture”. Our estuaries and inlets are precious and they are some of the most productive

ecosystems in New Zealand. Most already have been heavily modified, many have been drained for agriculture, and almost everywhere they are under threat from polluted runoff, sediment from eroding hill country, or thoughtless littering and dumping of rubbish. Our estuaries deserve to be managed with care. Yours faithfully, M P Mosley (abridged)


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1644 Motueka River Westbank Road Private Little Lifestyle

Ross Lockhart M 027 528 4366 P 03 528 9551 ross.lockhart@harcourts.co.nz Property Sales Nelson and Real Estate Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

9969sqm A

4B 2C 4I 8K

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Absolutely cute and very private parklike lifestyle grazing property boasting almost 1644 Motueka River Westbank Road 1644 Motueka River Westbank Road NEW LISTING 1644 Motueka River one hectare of land. TheWestbank formidableRoad four bedroom 1980's home offers a huge games Private Little Lifestyle Private Private Little Little Lifestyle Lifestyle room, Absolutely 2 bathrooms and storage forparklike Africa. cute and very private Absolutely cute and very private parklike lifestyle Absolutely cute and very private parklike Absolutely and very private parklike grazing property boasting almost one hectare of lifestyle grazing property boasting almost Clad inMotueka solidcute plaster this home appears 1644 River Westbank Road lifestyle grazing property boasting almost land. The formidable bedroom 1980’s home lifestyle grazing property boasting almost one hectare offour land. The formidable four NEW LISTING built to last. Other improvements are huge NEW LISTING off ershectare abedroom huge games room, 2 formidable bathrooms and one of land. The four home offerswhich a huge games one hectare of land. formidable four Private Lifestyle garaging for at 1980's least 4The vehicles also storage forLittle Africa. Clad in solid plaster this home bedroom 1980's home offers a huge games room, 2 bathrooms and storage forare Africa. bedroom 1980's home offers a huge games appears built to last. Other improvements includes a large workshop space.parklike Cattle Absolutely cute and very private Clad in solid this home appears room, 2 and storage for Africa. huge garaging for at plaster least 4 vehicles which also room, 2 bathrooms bathrooms and storage for Africa. yards are just another feature to beyards found NEW LISTING lifestyle grazing property boasting almost built to last. Other improvements are huge includes a large workshop space. Cattle are Clad in in solid solid plaster plaster this this home home appears appears Clad here. This gem of at a property is located just feature to be found here. This gem garaging for least 4formidable vehicles which also oneanother hectare of land. The four built to last. Other improvements are huge built toincludes last. improvements are huge of a property isOther located within an easy within an easy drive of20-minute Motueka. a20-minute large workshop Cattle bedroom 1980's home offers aspace. huge games garaging for at least 4 which also drive of Motueka. NEW LISTING garaging forare at just least 4 vehicles vehicles which also yards another feature to be found room, 2 bathrooms and storage for Africa. includes a large large workshop space. Cattle includes a workshop space. Cattle here. This gem of a property is located Clad inare solid plaster this hometo appears yards just another feature be found within ananother easy 20-minute of Motueka. yards are just featuredrive to be found NEW LISTING built to last. Other improvements are huge here. This gem of a property is located here. This gem of a property is located garaging for at 20-minute least 4 vehicles which also within within an an easy easy 20-minute drive drive of of Motueka. Motueka. includes a large workshop space. Cattle yards are just another feature to be found here. This gem of a property is located within an easy 20-minute drive of Motueka.

Tasman 30 Westmere Drive

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Price By Negotiation View by appointment 9969sqm AA 9969sqm 4 I4 8 K8 4 9969sqm A 4B www.harcourts.co.nz/MT3664 4B B2 C2 2C C 4I I 8K K For Sale For Sale For Sale Price By Negotiation

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The Complete Lifestyle Package This exceptional property is located at the end ofTasman quiet lane. The home is positioned Tasman 30 Westmere Drive 30 Westmere Drive Tasman 30the Westmere Drive to maximise sun, the land and the rural and sea views. The 296m2 home offers a The Complete Lifestyle Package The The Complete Complete Lifestyle Lifestyle Package Package great deal more than most new builds. This exceptional property is located at of the This exceptional property is located at the end This exceptional property is at the This exceptional property is located located at the quiet lane. home is positioned toiswith maximise end ofshortage quiet lane. home positioned There's noThe ofThe garaging two end of quiet lane. The home is positioned the sun, the land andthe thesun, rural and sea views. end ofto quiet lane. The home is positioned maximise the land and the double garages with internal access andrural The 296m² home offsun, ersThe athe great deal more than to maximise the land and the rural and sea views. 296m2 home offers ato to maximise the sun, the land and the rural ample offbuilds. street parking. The land is flat Tasman 30 Westmere Drive most new There’s no shortage of garaging and sea views. The home offers a great dealgarages more296m2 than most new builds. and sea views. The 296m2 home offers a with two double with internal access and gentle slope and has potential for more There's no shortage ofland garaging two great deal more than most new ample off street parking. The is flbuilds. at with to gentle great deal more than most new builds. The Complete Lifestyle Package development or grazing. Options galore. double garages with internal access and slope and hasshortage potential forgaraging more development or There's no of with two There's no shortage of garaging with two This property a property remarkable grazing. Options galore. This presents a to exceptional property is The located at the ample offpresents street parking. land is flat double garages with internal access and double garages with internal access and remarkable opportunity. opportunity. gentle slope and has potential for more end of quiet lane. The home is positioned ample off The land flat ampledevelopment off street street parking. parking. TheOptions land is isgalore. flat to to or grazing. to maximise the sun, the land and the rural gentle slope and has potential for more gentleThis slope and has potential for more property presents a remarkable and sea views.orThe 296m2Options home offers a development grazing. galore. opportunity. development or grazing. Options galore. great deal more than most new builds. This property presents a remarkable This property presents a remarkable There's no shortage of garaging with two opportunity. opportunity. double garages with internal access and

For Sale Graham Durrant Price By Negotiation M 021 526 815 P 03 528 9551 View by appointment

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1.6245ha A

4B 2C 4I 6K

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1.6245ha A Amanda James4 B 2 C 4 I 6 K M 027 472 1960 P 03 540 3425 For Sale$1,195,000 amanda.james@harcourts.co.nz View Sunday 19th May 1.00pm Property Sales Nelson and Real Estate Ltd Amanda James www.harcourts.co.nz/MPU3797 Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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Motueka 33 Greenwood Street

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In Town

514sqm A 2 B 1 C 1 I

For Sale

Everything is so close at hand to this little gem. Built in33 1952, solid two-bedroom Motueka Greenwood Street Motueka 33 this Greenwood Street Motueka 33 Greenwood Street home is in tidy original condition and has been recently re-roofed. With a private In Town In Town Town FINAL WEEK In back yard sunny frontat garage Everything is so hand to this little Everything isand so so close at close hand toyard, this little gem. Everything is close at hand to this FINAL WEEK Everything is sosolid close atthis totwo-bedroom this little little Built 1952,Built this two-bedroom home is in gem. in 1952, plusinhobbies room this ishand asolid great gem. Built in 1952, this solid two-bedroom tidy original condition and has been recently gem. Built inisfor 1952, this solid two-bedroom home in tidy original condition andrehas FINAL WEEK opportunity one lucky buyer. FINAL WEEK roofed. With a private back condition yard With and sunny front home is in tidy original and has been recently re-roofed. a private home is in tidy original condition and has Commercially zoned Motueka 33 Greenwood Street yard, garage plus hobbieswhich room adds this is another a great been recently re-roofed. With a back for yard and sunny frontCommercially yard, garage been recently re-roofed. With a private private opportunity buyer. dimension forone thelucky forward-thinking plus and hobbies room this is a great back yard front yard, garage zoned which addssunny another dimension for the back yard and sunny front yard, garage In Town investor or business person. Properties in FINAL WEEK opportunity forthis one lucky buyer. forward-thinking investor person. plus hobbies room is a great plus hobbies room thisor isbusiness a come great this location don't come up forto sale often Properties in is this location don’t up for sale Everything so close at hand this little Commercially zoned which adds another opportunity for one lucky buyer. opportunity forbackwards one lucky buyer. often sodimension don’t be incoming coming forward. so don't beinbackwards in forward. for the forward-thinking gem. Built 1952, this solid two-bedroom Commercially zoned which adds another Commercially zoned which adds anotherin investor or business person. Properties home is in tidy original condition and has dimension for forward-thinking dimension for the thedon't forward-thinking this location come up for sale often FINAL WEEK been recently re-roofed. WithProperties a private in investor or business person. soFINAL don't be backwards in coming forward. investor or business person. Properties in WEEK back yard and sunny front yard, garage this this location location don't don't come come up up for for sale sale often often plus hobbiesbackwards room this is a great so so don't don't be be backwards in in coming coming forward. forward. opportunity for one lucky buyer. Commercially zoned which adds another dimension for the forward-thinking investor or business person. Properties in this location don't come up for sale often so don't be backwards in coming forward.

Enquiries over $449,000 View Open Home Sunday 2.30 pm 514sqm AA 514sqm A2 B2 1 C1 1I1 514sqm www.harcourts.co.nz/MT3665 2B B 1C C 1I I For Sale For For Sale Sale

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514sqm A 2 B 1 C 1 I Ross Lockhart M 027 528 4366 P 03 528 9551 For Sale ross.lockhart@harcourts.co.nz Enquiries over $449,000

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Motueka 1922 Motueka Valley Highway 4.0469ha A Luscious Riverside Lifestyle

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Enquiries over $820,000 Set on approx 10 acres, offering grazing for View by appointment pets and livestock with direct access to the Motueka 1922 Motueka Valley Motueka 1922 Motueka ValleyHighway Highwaywww.harcourts.co.nz/MT3655 4.0469ha AA 4.0469ha A 3B 3 I3 1 J1 3 Motueka 1922 Motueka Valley Highway 4.0469ha 3B B1 C1 1C C 3I I 1J J Motueka River, this delightful 3 bedroom family home will provide you with the Luscious Riverside Lifestyle For Sale Luscious For Sale Luscious Riverside Riverside Lifestyle Lifestyle For Sale Enquiries over $820,000 ultimate A10 selection of grazing Setlifestyle. on approx acres, offering for Enquiries Set on approx 1010 acres, off ering grazing for pets over $820,000 $820,000 Set on approx acres, offering grazing for Enquiries over View appointment Set on approx 10 acres, offering grazing for and livestock with direct access topower the access Motueka pets and livestock with direct to the View by outbuildings and sheds with offer by appointment View by appointment pets and livestock with direct access to the www.harcourts.co.nz/MT3655 River, this delightful 3 with bedroom family pets and livestock direct access towill the Motueka River, this delightful 3home bedroom flexibility. Recently re-roofed and well www.harcourts.co.nz/MT3655 provide youRiver, with the ultimate lifestyle. A selection www.harcourts.co.nz/MT3655 Motueka this delightful 3 family home will provide you with the Motueka River, this delightful 3 bedroom bedroom presented, the home also Motueka 1922 Motueka Valley of outbuildings and sheds withfeatures power offopenerHighway 4.0469ha A 3B 1C 3I 1J family home will provide you with the ultimate lifestyle. A selection ofpresented, family home will provide you with the Graham Durrant fl exibility. Recently re-roofed and well plan living/dining, modern kitchen and outbuildings and sheds with power offer ultimate lifestyle. A selection of the home also features openplan living/dining, ultimate lifestyle. Alounge. selection of M 021 526 815 P 03 528 9551 Luscious Riverside Lifestyle For Sale doubleflexibility. glazed sun Generous Recently and well modern kitchenand and doublere-roofed glazedpower sun lounge. outbuildings sheds with offer outbuildings and sheds with power offer graham.durrant@harcourts.co.nz Enquiries over $820,000 bedrooms, family bathroom, laundry and Generous bedrooms, family bathroom, laundry Set onpresented, approx 10the acres, offering grazing for home also features openflexibility. Recently re-roofed and well Property Nelson and Real Estate Ltd flexibility. Recently re-roofed and well and carport complete the picture. Graham Durrant View bySales appointment carport complete the picture. plan living/dining, modern kitchen and pets and livestock with direct access to the Licensed Agent REAA 2008 presented, the home also features openpresented, the home also features openM 021 526 815 P 03 528 9551 www.harcourts.co.nz/MT3655 double glazed sun lounge. Generous Motueka River, thismodern delightful 3 bedroom Graham Durrant plan kitchen and Graham Durrant graham.durrant@harcourts.co.nz plan living/dining, living/dining, modern kitchen andand bedrooms, family bathroom, laundry family home will provide you with the M 021 526 815 03 528 Property Sales Nelson andP Ltd9551 double glazed sun Generous M 021 526 815 PReal 03Estate 528 9551 the picture. doublecarport glazedcomplete sun lounge. lounge. Generous Licensed Agent REAA 2008 ultimate lifestyle. Abathroom, selection of graham.durrant@harcourts.co.nz bedrooms, family laundry and graham.durrant@harcourts.co.nz bedrooms, family bathroom, laundry and Property outbuildings and sheds with power offer Property Sales Sales Nelson Nelson and and Real Real Estate Estate Ltd Ltd carport carport complete complete the the picture. picture. Licensed Licensed Agent Agent REAA REAA 2008 2008 flexibility. Recently re-roofed and well

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Community Pool fundraiser sure to sell out Elton John is coming to Motueka in support of the Community Swimming Pool! ‘Rocketman’ the epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years will be screened at Motueka’s State Cinema on Saturday, 25 May at 7.45pm. Organisers say they’ve already sold half of the available tickets, which are $16 each and include a $2 raffle ticket, they’re available for purchase at the Motueka Community Store. The biographical musical drama is directed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Lee Hall and stars Taron Egerton as Elton John. The film is

titled after Elton’s 1972 song, Rocket Man. The film tells the story of Elton John’s life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin, as well as his struggles with depression, substance abuse, and acceptance of his sexual orientation. Elton has spent more than half a century on the road and his unparalleled career has redefined the cultural landscape. The multi Grammy winning legend and flamboyant superstar, Elton is the most enduringly successful singer/ songwriter of his generation and has performed over 4,000

Warm up for winter Winter is coming but you may be able to make your home warmer and drier with a Government grant covering at least twothirds of the cost of ceiling and underfloor insulation. Eddie Thompson from EECA Energywise says many New Zealand homes are cold and unhealthy, contributing to respiratory issues and other health problems. “A well-insulated home is healthier and easier to heat. Insulation is like a big, thermal blanket keeping the heat in the home.” Warmer Kiwi Homes grants are available to homeowners with a Community Services Card or households in lower-income areas, says Eddie. “In some parts of the country, generous donations from community organisations mean the cost to homeowners is even lower. You may be surprised how little you have to pay.” Eddie advises eligible homeowners to book in as soon as possible because the insulation industry is very busy as the

weather starts to cool down and in the lead up to the deadline for insulating rentals. “We want to avoid homeowners having a long, cold wait for insulation over the winter.” To find out if you are eligible for a grant, visit energywise.govt.nz or free phone 0800 749 782. Grants for heating appliances are available from July for properties that are already insulated to a good standard, Eddie says. Other top Energywise tips for a warmer home include: DIY window insulation kits cost a fraction of the price of double glazing, yet offer good performance in reducing heat loss and condensation in your home. Draw curtains at dusk to keep the day’s heat in. The best curtains have a separate lining and are fitted close to the window, and long enough to touch the floor. If you own a dehumidifier, run it when you are heating a room to warm the room up faster. If you run a heat pump, clean the filters regularly. Make or buy door snakes to keep cold draughts sneaking under doors.

times in more than 80 countries. Having sold more than 300 million records worldwide, his 1997 single ‘Candle in the Wind’ still holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time. He’s the most successful solo male artist in the history of the American charts and the third overall, behind Madonna and The Beatles. Born in Middlesex, England in 1947, as

a three-year-old he astonished his family by sitting at the piano and playing The Skater’s Waltz by ear. By the age of 11 he’d been awarded his first scholarship, and as they say the rest is history! Movie-goers are advised to purchase their tickets for the Community Pool screening sooner rather than later, as it’s guaranteed to be a sell-out.

‘Rocketman’ a movie on Elton John’s breakthrough years is screening at the State Cinema as a fundraiser for Motueka’s Community Pool.

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Thu May 30


England v South Africa

The Oval, London


May 31


West Indies v Pakistan

Trent Bridge, Nottingham


June 1


New Zealand v Sri Lanka

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Sun June 2

12.30AM Afghanistan v Australia

County Ground, Bristol

Sun June 2


South Africa v Bangladesh

The Oval, London

Mon June 3


England v Pakistan

Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Tue June 4


Afghanistan v Sri Lanka

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Wed June 5


South Africa v India

Rose Bowl, Southampton

Thu June 6

12.30AM Bangladesh v New Zealand The Oval, London

Thu June 6


Australia v West Indies

Trent Bridge, Nottingham


June 7


Pakistan v Sri Lanka

County Ground, Bristol


June 8


England v Bangladesh

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Sun June 9

12.30AM Afghanistan v New Zealand County Ground, Taunton

Sun June 9


India v Australia

The Oval, London

Mon June 10 9.30PM

South Africa v West Indies

Rose Bowl, Southampton

Tue June 11 9.30PM

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

County Ground, Bristol

Wed June 12 9.30PM

Australia v Pakistan

County Ground, Taunton

Thu June 13 9.30PM

India v New Zealand

Trent Bridge, Nottingham


June 14 9.30PM

England v West Indies

Rose Bowl, Southampton


June 15 9.30PM

Sri Lanka v Australia

The Oval, London

Sun June 16 12.30AM South Africa v Afghanistan

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Sun June 16 9.30PM

India v Pakistan

Old Trafford, Manchester

Mon June 17 9.30PM

West Indies v Bangladesh

County Ground, Taunton

Tue June 18 9.30PM

England v Afghanistan

Old Trafford, Manchester


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Wed June 19 9.30PM

New Zealand v South Africa Edgbaston, Birmingham

Thu June 20 9.30PM

Australia v Bangladesh

Trent Bridge, Nottingham


June 21 9.30PM

England v Sri Lanka

Headingley, Leeds


June 22 9.30PM

India v Afghanistan

Rose Bowl, Southampton

Sun June 23 12.30AM West Indies v New Zealand

Old Trafford, Manchester

Sun June 23 9.30PM

Pakistan v South Africa

Lord’s, London

Mon June 24 9.30PM

Bangladesh v Afghanistan

Rose Bowl, Southampton

Tue June 25 9.30PM

England v Australia

Lord’s, London

Wed June 26 9.30PM

New Zealand v Pakistan

Edgbaston, Birmingham

Thu June 27 9.30PM

West Indies v India

Old Trafford, Manchester


June 28 9.30PM

Sri Lanka v South Africa

Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street


June 29 9.30PM

Pakistan v Afghanistan

Headingley, Leeds

Sun June 30 12.30AM New Zealand v Australia

Lord’s, London

Sun June 30 9.30PM

England v India

Edgbaston, Birmingham

Mon July 1


Sri Lanka v West Indies

Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

Tue July 2


Bangladesh v India

Edgbaston, Birmingham

Wed July 3


England v New Zealand

Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

Thu July 4


Afghanistan v West Indies

Headingley, Leeds


July 5


Pakistan v Bangladesh

Lord’s, London


July 6


Sri Lanka v India

Headingley, Leeds

Sun July 7

12.30AM Australia v South Africa

Old Trafford, Manchester

Tue July 9


Semifinal one: 1st v 4th

Old Trafford, Manchester

Thu July 11


Semifinal two: 2nd v 3rd

Edgbaston, Birmingham

Sun July 14



Lord’s, London

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Emelia Strong, Danna Dixon and Olivia Pratt relax together after Parkland School’s ceremony for their new carving.

Isla Foulds and Ina Weiss represent Collingwood Area School in Whenua Iti Outdoor’s Sustainability race last week.

Left: Students at Parklands School give their new carving a rousing welcome.

Right: Connor Scott and Grace Lavers from Collingwood Area School race around the Sustainability course at Whenua Iti Outdoors.

Volunteer Adie Leng with Tasman Bay Christian School students, Ashlee Tolson, Joel Murray, Stiaan Van der merwe, Jorgia Troughton and Adele Starrenburg taking part in the Sustainability Race at Whenua Iti Outdoors on Friday as Team Little Giants.

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Beyond the Bridge keen to distribute funds Beyond the Bridge (BTB) Riwaka has funds available for those affected by ex Cyclone Gita. The group’s coordinator Melissa Girvin says the committee has established a ‘Can we Help?’ application process that they have kept “simple and straight forward”, with only a handful of questions. “People can fill it in and take a photo of the form to send in via email or it can also be posted.” Beyond the Bridge has created the ‘Can we Help?’ application as a way of reaching out to all those affected by Gita’s fury around 15 months ago. “We have a fair amount of money sitting there from donations and the Rata Foundation funding, and while we’re still gifting money to families, they’re only the ones we know about,” says Melissa. The easy-to-use application requires names and addresses, current as well as where they resided at the time of Gita, how they were affected by Gita and how they plan to spend the

money should they be gifted it. Melissa says numerous reasons can be valid, and the committee will remain nonjudgemental. “Maybe it’ll be used to take the kids on a wee holiday because they’ve spent the last year fixing damage from Gita, or perhaps for replacement plants or just to stock the cupboards to make life easier for a while.” She says the BTB committee are excited to invite individuals and families to apply for the one-off payment as a way of offering further relief with continuing practical or financial stresses people may still be experiencing on a day-today basis due to the weather event. You’re also welcome to nominate people to receive this one-off payment and applications close on May 31. *To receive an application form please contact via email beyondthebridgegroup@gmail.com or facebook.com/beyondthebridgeriwaka or visit website www. beyondthebridge. co.nz

Beyond the Bridge representatives Debbie Bowdler and Melissa Girvin are keen to distribute donated funds to those affected by Cyclone Gita.

Many homes in the area had to contend with piles of debris from the cyclone.

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RSE workers - The hero’s of NZ horticulture

The Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme is a win-win for all involved. For RSE workers it’s an incredible feeling returning home knowing one has earned enough money to begin building a house for one’s family or to be able to start up a small business. RSE allows workers, kiwi’s and growers to thrive. At orchards, vineyards and hop plantations across our region, the RSE scheme allows opportunities to happen for so very many people, and as a result, our horticulture and viticulture industries are thriving. For growers, a guaranteed workforce creates certainty which in turn enables business expansion. The piece of mind that comes from knowing there will be enough staff to handle larger crops is massively reassuring for so many growers. New Zealand horticulture and viticulture are now the fourth largest export industries

in the country and aim to increase exports to $10 billion by 2020. The most significant reason that these industries have been able to grow is due to the RSE scheme. In the 2018 employers survey, it was found that nearly nine in 10 employers had employed more New Zealanders - in addition to RSE workers. On average each of those employers has been able to hire five additional permanent workers, and 20 seasonal workers as a result of their participation in the scheme.

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Cederman’s employ around 77 RSE workers from Samoa each year. They have been involved with the scheme for around six years and haven’t looked back. On-site at the family orchard Sue Cederman shares the importance of these valuable individuals who she considers are members of their family, “our RSE family are so easy to work with, nothing is a problem this allows production to flow so well, we couldn’t do it without them.” Sue’s words are common ground across many orchards around our region and nationwide. Well known for their happy demeanour, hard-working attitude and friendly personalities the dynamics RSE workers bring to the orchards create an incredibly warm welcoming workplace. The RSE workers at Cederman’s took a break from their volleyball game to talk about what the scheme means to them. “It’s good to help family” was the message they shared. They love working in our town Motueka, describing it as nice and quiet. During their time off they enjoy exploring our region, playing volleyball, relaxing and catching up with their loved ones

Part of the incredible Samoan RSE team from Cederman’s Orchard in Riwaka, taking a break from a recreational game of volleyball an amazing group of people. Faafetai ! High praise for New Zealand’s RSE scheme Dr Manjula Luthria from The World Bank says the RSE scheme has changed the conversation regarding labour mobility programmes and is now being praised by international bodies.

Bedford goes on to say “These actions are rare, very rare in schemes globally.” There are many aspects of the RSE scheme that those involved with can be proud of.

“The ILO (International Labour Organisation) describes your RSE scheme as a model for other countries to follow,” she told the conference, “promoting safe and orderly mobility, respecting the rights of workers and the needs of employers.

Another smile lights up the packhouse at Fairfield Orchard in Riwaka. Fairfield Orchard is situated nextdoor to Cederman’s, Manager Cherie Drummond took some time out of her busy day to speak about their wonderful RSE workers. The most rewarding aspect of the programme for Cherie is watching the workers grow and develop as individuals. “They are really genuine, good people in our community. It’s really rewarding to be involved in the process of bettering their lives.” At the family orchard Cherie speaks about how the Vakameasina programme is enhancing their workers lives. She explains that they currently have around 40 RSE workers enrolled in Vakameasina, describing it as a tremedously helpful initiative. Vakameasina programme Vakameasina is funded by the New Zealand Aid programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It’s designed to help workers develop basic skills necessary for negotiating life and work in New Zealand. This valuable initiative provides a safe space to learn about New Zealand, focusing on English language literacy, numeracy, financial, digital literacy, nutrition and life skills. Workers are learning beneficial knowledge and skills that considerably improve their lives back home.

Chair of the Motueka Fruit Growers Association Simon Easton said the harvesting weather and the quality of this year’s fruit were “outstanding”. He goes on to say; “The RSE programme is terrific, but there’s a cap on how many can be allocated. I’ve got a really good crew of Kiwis [for year-round work] and the RSE workers are great, but it’s still hard work at the peaks.” During an RSE conference, Richard Bedford, Professor of Migration Studies and Emeritus Professor at AUT conveyed how well communities within New Zealand have got behind RSE workers to ensure they take more home to their people than just the money earned. In particular is the Vakameasina programme as being unique to the RSE programme.

Friendly faces of some of the hardworking Samoan RSE team onsite at Cederman’s Orchard in Riwaka. Malo lava !

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Interestingly RSE employers remained far more likely than non-RSE employers to hire workers from Work and Income, the local community, as well as the Working Holidays Scheme. The full report is available to read online for those interested in learning more: www.immigration.govt.nz What do NZ growers say about the RSE scheme? “We have spent $2 million on a coolstore plant [in the] last 24 months. We are not a big grower or corporate. Spending on plant, equipment, services is a huge impact on our local community economically. We have found that the RSEs have shown New Zealanders how to raise the bar with productivity, and that you can earn good money in our industry.” “The RSE scheme has given me the confidence to make significant investments. That has created work in horticulture and other sectors, and added to regional growth.” “A stable workforce means we have the confidence to increase our plantings further, which means we need additional coolstorage, tractors, sprayers, etc. to grow/ manage the crop.” Locals work alongside RSE workers inside Fairfield Orchards impressive modern packing shed. The RSE scheme strengthens our local workforce In 2018 a report from a survey commissioned by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the RSE scheme was published. It makes for very interesting reading and highlights similar feedback we have been hearing from orchardists in our region. As well it provides a number of myth-busting observations regarding the RSE scheme. Eighty-nine per cent of employers who took part in the survey agreed that participation in the RSE scheme had enabled them to employ more New Zealand workers in addition to RSE workers. 80 % of RSE employers said they were able to employ more permanent New Zealand workers and 77 % were able to employ more seasonal New Zealand workers.

Such wonderful feedback further strengthens the RSE scheme and it’s enormous benefits for New Zealand along with our pacific neighbours. One brave first step literally changes lives. RSE workers are so very brave, taking up the opportunity of RSE work. They leave their homes to work in a foreign country, learn new skills, earn good money and help better their own lives and those in their home communities. On returning to the islands the knowledge and income gained is literally life changing. In fact, each RSE employee who travels to New Zealand to work, actually benefits around 10 people back in the islands. Without such amazing people in our workforce our horiculture and viticulture industries would not have been able to thrive and develop on such a large scale.

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You are warmly invited to the Mahana School Fun Run and Fiesta, this Saturday 18 May, 15 School Road, from 9:30 am to 1 pm. It promises to be an exciting day, one which the Mahana Home School team of parents have been working tirelessly on to ensure it’s full of fun for all who attend. This outstanding event showcases the picturesque Mahana area with a meandering trail through beautiful farmland. Walk or run alongside vineyards ignited with Autumn colours encompassing stunning views of the magnificent Western Ranges. The course is on varied terrain, with fences, stiles, forest and creeks, participants can choose between the 5km or 10km walk/run.

back, relax and enjoy a unique, stunning location. What better way to spend a beautiful Saturday morning than in the countryside?

After participating in the walk/run, indulge in superb food and entertainment to complete what promises to be an amazing event for all ages. Dance to the aural delights of award-winning band Medicine Woman, or discover a variety of entertainment on offer just for younger family members. This year there will be a bouncy obstacle course, an under 5’s preschool play area, face painting and so much more. If you are a rock or space enthusiast, the ‘Mahana Meteorite’ will be one of the many special items up for grabs in the silent auction on the day. Spot prizes will be provided for fun run participants and everyone attending can enter an impressive raffle, bid for a range of excellent silent auction items, or simply sit

The Mahana School Fun Run and Fiesta is the school’s major fundraiser for the year, your participation will help support this marvellous local school and the children who attend. The proceeds will go towards enhancing the learning experiences for all children at Mahana School. Registrations can be made online via Mahana School’s facebook page facebook.com/MahanaSchool On the day, registration check in is at 9.30am, the race starts at 10am.



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Longest-standing record broken at MHS athletics day One second was all it took to topple a record that stood for a more than half a century at Motueka High School. At the school’s annual athletics day this year Fletcher Pickworth raced home in the 800 metres to break Roger Sowman’s 1967 record, setting a new time of 2.00.37. “It was a big goal to beat the record. I knew I’d have to run my fastest time ever on a grass track,” says Fletcher. As a teenager Roger’s speed on the track saw him establish himself as the top of the south’s fastest cross-country runner for his age group. During his first year at MHS he broke most

of the school’s running records and the headmaster at the time credited him with “putting the school on the map” after local media picked up on his on-going achievements. On a grass track at Nelson’s Trafalgar Park, a 15-year-old Roger went on to break two minutes for the 800 metres, a feat that took national running legend, Peter Snell, to reach the age of 19 before he too, came in under two minutes. But being “pushed too hard too young” is what eventually saw Roger run out of steam he says. “I also found the whole expectation thing a wee bit detrimental.”

Meeting Fletcher he says it’s “good to see up and coming runners” and admits he was surprised his record stood for so long. “I’d have thought it would have been smashed years ago because it was a nonevent to me,” says Roger. It wasn’t a feat easily attained and Fletcher, who recently returned from running competitions in the States where he won two races, says many training hours were put in. “When I broke it, I was like wow all the training paid off. I ran up to Dad and gave him a hug, I was so happy. I always thought it was a very impressive record.”

Young legs dominate 10km race

Fletcher Pickworth has broken Roger Sowman’s 1967 record for the 800 metres.

Final call for K2M entries Entries close this Sunday, 19 May for the inaugural K2M, Kaiteriteri to Mapua race on Saturday, 25 May. You can trail run, walk or cycle this event with marathon, marathon relay, halfmarathon and 10km options. Among competitors that will be lining up is American

Sarah Nissen who says she’s looking forward to participating in “an epic half-marathon on the other side of the world”. Sarah competed in her first half-marathon in 2018. “I liked running because it was pushing me to achieve a goal. It was a way for me to get lost in my music and in my head

and I lost a decent amount of weight as a bonus.” After a co-worker moved to New Zealand, Sarah made the decision to visit and was soon searching for an event to take part in. “There’s nothing like an incredible challenge. The course looks gorgeous and I just couldn’t pass

up this opportunity to say I’d run 13.1 miles on the other side of the world so I signed up for running the half-marathon and went for it.” She’ll be one of more than 650 competitors that will wind their way from the golden sand of Kaiteriteri to the idyllic Mapua Estuary next weekend.

A group of runners rounding the corner from Hunter Ave into Farnham Dr at the start of the race. Running conditions were excellent for the first of the four Waimea Harrier Sprig and Fern 10km Races for the 2019 season. This event was hosted by the Richmond S&F, with subsequent races to be held in Brightwater, Motueka and Mapua later in the season. While these races are for runners and walkers of all abilities and ages who wish to keep up their fitness levels during the winter months, there is also considerable

competition among the athletes and some very fast times are recorded. In this race, the 60 participants enjoyed a variety of terrain with a number of challenging uphill sections followed by fast downhills. Caleb Pearson and Eddie Hohepa led the field out and pushed each other over the first 2kms, until the younger legs of Caleb dominated and he finished in 36.46mins, one minute ahead of Eddie.

Klaarte van Schie showed her strength on the hills, coming 4th overall and the first woman home in 43.09mins, one minute ahead of Colette Read. There was fierce competition between the first two walkers, with Steve Pauling the first to cross the line in 67.45mins, just 2 seconds ahead of Daryl Nish. Gillian MacDougal, continuing her top form this year, was the clear winner of the women’s walk in 76.11mins.

The inaugural K2M event on Saturday, 25 May will take competitors through stunning scenery.




NBS Motueka Golf Club

NBS Ladies Golf

Saturday saw a terrific field of 88 Golfers competing in our very popular Ormolu Ladies Fashions Foursomes. On another beautiful Autumn Day the field played a Canadian Foursomes in the morning and a Foursomes in the afternoon. This is a fun but demanding format which can really test friendships! Mens Nett 1st P Hay and P Cederman 137 2nd G Allsop and W Kawiti 142 3rd K Armstrong and A Barbara 144 4th P Johnson and R Harman 144 5th M Hay and R Vincent 145

Results for the week day Ladies golf for 7/5/2019 18 Hole Ladies Played Ross Trophy, Eclectics, Putts Game of the day was Gross and Nett 1st Gross : Jacquie Martin 89 1st Nett : Elizabeth Martin 70 c/b 2nd : Pam York 70 3rd: Robyn Frater 71 4th: Irene Fell 73 c/b 5th: Jane Adams 73 Closest to the Pin : Shona McLean 2’s Penny Brown 14 , Shona McLean 4, Rhonda Heckler 11 Nett Eagles : Pam York 3, Elizabeth Martin 17 ( Not struck ) 9 Hole Ladies played Stableford 1st : Linda Paul 19 2nd: Bev Bradley 18 c/b 3rd: Lynne Bixley 18 4th: Sandra Johnson 18

Ladies Nett 1st J Martin and J Bullock 148 2nd D Strong and B Hills 154 3rd J Adams and M Webby 158 4th E Hay and S Scholes 158 5th T Appelman and J Overall 159


Mens Gross 1st M Inwood and P Bailey 148 2nd S Vercoe and B Hedges 156 3rd J Campion and G Thorn 162 4th W Green and H Sherrock 165 5th N Binns and R Guild 173

Division 1 Kahurangi vs Wanderers Brightwater Domain 3pm

Ladies Gross 1st S Johnson and P Chapman 183 2nd C Hill and A Newman 186 3rd P Vincent and S McLean 202 4th J Armstrong and L Thurow 204 5th L Hall and J Thomson 207 Closest to the Pin Wesley Green Straightest Drive Richard Bullock Thanks so much to Renee Rowling from Ormolu Ladies Fashions for sponsoring the event, the club really appreciates your support!

Division 2 Aqua Taxi Riwaka vs Stoke Greenmeadows Field 1 1:15pm Motueka High School Womens vs Awatere Seddon Domain 1:15pm

Week 3 – 18th May Duty Officer Umpire Officer Desk Duty Court Duty Fundraising


Shinade 9.30 Lou B 9:00 MHS Bees 8.30 Future Fern Teams Brooklyn School

12pm 12pm 12pm 3pm

Ronine Raelene Huia Green UMO Ferns

Junior Netball

1 2 3

All Mother Earth future Ferns Year 3 & 4 teams please meet on Court 2 for Festival Day

1 2 3

All Mother Earth future Ferns Year 5 & 6 teams please meet on Court 2 for Festival Day

Year 7 & 8 and Senior Games 4 Huia Warriors


Stacey / Mel

3 Riwaka A 4 Lone Rangers

MSS B Huia Green

Warriors / Tia H Rochelle / Lou

1 2 3 4

Maroon medley Brooklands MHS Senior Huia Mana

United MHS Stars Huia Ora Huia Kaha

Lone Rangers / Dayna Toni H / Riley S Lou / Tori B Raelene / Stacey

1 2 3 4

MSS A MHS Bees Huia Black Rangers Orange

LMO Stars Huia White Rangers Social Huia A

Sydney F / Gabrielle W Abby B / Huia Kaha Mel / Trish Ross Steph / Raelene

1 2 3 4

Tasman Fireflies UMO Ferns Huia Diamonds ROG Royal

Ngatimoti Diamonds UMO Tactix MMT Vikings Huia Green

Pagan / Huia A Ari M / Huia White Steph / Rangers Orange Stacey / Bryn

Thank you to everyone who came to trials on Sunday. All Under 15 and the following Under 14 players are invited to attend a 2nd trial on Tuesday 7th May from 6 – 7.15pm. Any questions

Another trial for all Under 17 / 18 players this Saturday 18th May please contact Rochelle: grant.rochelleroberts@gmail.com @ 3pm. Please meet Charlotte at court 4 warmed up and ready to begin.

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Tasman Small-bore rifle club At the Tasman Small-bore Rifle Club night on May 6, the following scores were achieved: Barry Fickling 95.3 Viv Tibbs 94.3 96.4 John Greenhough 98.4

Krystal Thawley 96.2 93.3 Rod Trevurza 95.2 Errol Boyes 93.2 Mark Scales 88.1 92.1 Tim Greenhough 91.2 Pete Walker 93.1 Andy Scott 91.3

Heather Adams 95.5 Bradley Gale 90.1 88.0 Heather SinclairWentworth 90.1 Zahli Greenhough 78.0 Ayden 71.0 Sam 77.1

NBS Tasman Golf Club results 9H Women Monday 13 May - Dunn Trophy Putts 1 Marita Hattersley 2 Jill Gillan 3 Pam Robert 18H Men Stableford Wednesday 08 May 1 Allen Peacock

42 2 Mike Howell 39 3 Louis LucasPerry 38 Nett Eagle: Allen Peacock on no. 3 18H Men Stableford Wednesday 01 May 1 Craig McIntosh

39 pts 2 Neil Irwin 37 pts 3 Rob Bloor 34 pts Two’s: Ken Wood Nett Eagles: George Jameson

Motueka Bridge Results Championship Session 4 Open Results North/South 1st Barry Simpson & Phil Donaldson 2nd Bet Glengarry & June Tippett 3rd Jenny Silvermoon & Diane Stuart East/West 1st Carol Gatenby & Julia Armstrong 2nd Brian Field & Diana Whitten 3rd Vivienne Fox & Tom Fox

53.24% 64.12%

Rugby Draw Tasman U18 Round Robin 18 May 12:30 Motueka HS: U18 V Central: U18 / MOTKHS: 1 Tasman U16 Round Robin 18 May 11:30 Motueka HS: U16 V Waimea: U16 / TAKAKA: 1 Tasman U14 Round Robin 18 May 11:00 Motueka HS: U14 V Nelson College: Argentina U14 / MOTKHS: 1 Tasman U13 Round Robin 18 May 10:00 Nelson: U13 V Motueka United: U13 / NEALE: 1 18 May 12:00 Awatere: Central U13 V Huia: U13 / SEDDON: 1 Car Company Nelson U12 18 May 10:00 Waimea Old Boys: U12 Mako V Riwaka: U12 / JUBPRK: 2 18 May 12:00 Huia: U12 V Rangers: Valley Stags U12 / SPMOT: 1 Car Company Nelson U11 18 May 10:15 Takaka: U11 V Huia: U11 / TAKAKA: 1 18 May 10:30 Motueka United: Valley Stags U11 V Marist: U11 Black / SPMOT: 1 Car Company Nelson U10 Round Robin 18 May 09:30 Wanderers: U10 Gold V Huia: U10 / LRPARK: 1 18 May 10:45 Riwaka: U10 V Stoke: U10 Red / RIWAKA: 1 Car Company Nelson U9 Round Robin 18 May 10:15 Nelson: U9 V Riwaka: U9 / NEALE: 2 18 May 11:00 Takaka: U9 V Huia: U9 / TAKAKA: 2a 18 May BYE V Motueka United: U9 / Unallocated Car Company Nelson U8 Round Robin 18 May 10:00 Huia: U8 V Tapawera: U8 / SPMOT: 2b 18 May 10:00 Waimea Old Boys: U8 Red V Riwaka: U8 / JUBPRK: 3 Car Company Nelson U7 Round Robin 18 May 09:15 Wanderers: U7 Gold V Huia: U7 White / BRIGHT: 1 18 May 10:00 Riwaka: U7 Black Hawks V Huia: U7 Green / RIWAKA: 1 18 May 10:00 Waimea Old Boys: U7 White V Motueka United: U7 / JUBPRK: 3 Car Company Nelson U6 Round Robin 18 May 10:00 Riwaka: U6 Blue V Stoke: U6 White / RIWAKA: 1a 18 May 10:00 Huia: U6 V Motueka United: U6 / SPMOT: 2a 18 May 10:30 Marist: U6 V Riwaka: U6 Black / TAHUNA: 2a

61.34% 54.63%

60.42% 58.33%

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DEADLINE: 12 NOON MONDAY. 30 WORDS OR LESS BY EMAIL ONLY. Please send to: guardian.motueka@xtra.co.nz 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@ cancernelson.org.nz 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 info@cancernelson.org.nz BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Cancer Society Nelson 102 Hardy Street, if you have or have had breast cancer come along to this friendly atmosphere. info@cancernelson.org.nz or phone 539 1137 for details MINDFULNESS AND RELAXATION For people affected by and/or supporting someone with cancer. Tuesdays 1pm Fairfield House $3 donation to Cancer Society phone 539 1137 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 BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Meet monthly for more information phone Graham 544 2636 or Lloyd 544 2636 COLORECTAL CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Cancer Society Nelson 102 Hardy Street, for those who are going through or who have gone through colorectal cancer, and their carers/support people. Register 539 1137 or info@cancernelson.org.nz 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 DO YOU HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM? Join us at Motueka Alcoholics Anonymous meetings 7pm Wednesdays at the Family Centre, Talbot Street. Friendly confidential support. KATRINA ANDERSON, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE Available at Community House - Thursdays 9.30-12. MOTUEKA AIKIDO Children, Teenagers and Adults classes Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children 5 - 5.45, Teenagers 5.45 - 7pm, Adults 6.30 - 8.30. Recreation Centre, 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. www.motuekacameraclub.nz MOTUEKA RED CROSS IN COMMUNITY HOUSE Hours - 10am to 2pm Mon - Fri. 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 SOCIAL BOWLS Every Monday & Wednesday 1:15pm - 3pm. Motueka Senior Citizens, 10 Pah St, Motueka. Come along and have some fun. Phone Terry 528 7104 for more info. MOTUEKA NEWCOMERS New to Motueka? We’re a social group, mostly retired (50+) who meet regularly and welcome newcomers. For further information about regular meet ups and social get togethers, phone Mary 5284531. FUN, FITNESS AND FRIENDSHIP Leisure Marching. Motueka Veteranettes. Join us for practices, coffee and occasional travel. Contacts Carole 528 9048 or 027 325 1968 / Betty 528 6901 or 021 120 9248. MOTUEKA COMMUNITY HOUSE MEETING ROOM AVAILABLE FOR HIRE for small group meetings – very reasonable rates. Please contact Rae or Gaile on 03 528 0404 or drop in and see us Monday – Friday 9am to 3pm. TEA & TALK FOR THOSE AGED 65+ Morning tea is provided. Every Wednesdays at The Shed, 24a Tudor Street, Motueka and every second Wednesday in the Anglican Parish Hall, 42 Commercial Street, Takaka, from 10am to 11.30am.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE SERVICES Free JP services, including copy certification and witnessing signatures, are available at Elevation Café, 218 High Street, every Saturday from 10am to 12 noon. MOTUEKA COMBINED REBUS CLUB Welcomes you every third Friday in the month. Refreshments, excellent speakers and warm fellowship. Come along! Contact Grace - 528 9629 SENIORNET MOTUEKA Seniornet members have one on one help sessions with their computers etc. To join Seniornet Motueka, phone Maureen on 5280630 or go to www. seniornetmotueka.org.nz ZERO CARBON LOCAL ACTIONS Panelists from Zero Carbon Nelson Tasman, Extinction Rebellion, local climate researchers. 26 May, 7:30pm, Imagine Theatre, Woodland Ave Motueka. $5, including supper. Motueka Greens, Heather 3-5224458 MOTUEKA COMMUNITY GARDEN Are you interested in having a plot, or helping with the community ones? We are located opposite Motueka recreation center, call in Friday or Saturday mornings, or ph 020 40912555. COMING TO MOTUEKA! DRIVING MISS DAISY is looking to provide service in Motueka on Mondays, providing transport for appointments, shopping, even just an outing. Wheelchair vehicle available. If you are interested in using this service for yourself or a family member, please call Tracey on 03 5410020. FRIENDS & NEIGHBOURS Varied programs of interest, friendship and good morning tea. Third Friday each month 10:30am to 12:30pm at Tasman Bible Church. Lorna 5284902 or Jane 5266709 MOTUEKA SENIOR CITIZENS 10 PAH ST HOUSIE on Friday 17th 1.15-3.00pm Phone Ethel 5287703. RUMMIKUB every Thursday 1.004.00pm Phone Dylis 5288960. CRID every 2nd Tuesday 1.00-3.30pm Phone Judy 5284260. MOTUEKA REBUS CLUB welcomes you to our next meeting 10.00 Friday May 17th at the Band rooms. Great speakers, warm fellowship, all welcome. Phone John 0274082206 THE WAKEFIELD APPLE FAIR ORGANISING COMMITTEE wishes to thank all local businesses who generously provided sponsorship and support, and the many volunteers who gave up their time to make our 2019 event possible. ME/CFS/FM SUPPORT NELSON BAYS Find support with others who understand. Come and join our small informal group, Tuesday 21st May, 2019 11am-midday at MOTUEKA COMMUNITY SERVICES 15 Courtenay Street. strengthtogether nelson@gmail.com - Miriam 027-243 7124 local contact NELSON RAILWAY Founders Park The Railcar will be running on Saturday and Sunday, between 11am and 4pm, weather permitting. Adults $6 Children $4. AGE CONCERN TEA & TALK Every Wednesday 65 and over 24a Tudor Street ph 035284120 GateWay Free Transport GATEWAY THE SHED ph 035284120 for info Daily activities, art-mindfulness-Tai Chi coffee and chat 10 am- 2pm week days pop in for a monthly planner. ALZHEIMERS NELSON FIELD WORKER available for advice, information and support around Memory Loss from 9am-1pm at Heartlands Services Golden Bay, 30th May. Phone 525 6151 for appointment. LIVE POETS MOTUEKA Present Bush Poet, Adrian Higgins, music from Kyla, Malaika & Tai, plus Open Mic session. Wednesday 22nd May 7.00pm, Armadillo’s, High St. Koha entry. Enquiries Maggie mzbrown@slingshot. co.nz or ph 929 8150

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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). ANTIQUES, furniture (desks, bookcases, chests of drawers, tables, chairs, chaise lounge, wardrobe, mirrors, rugs etc). Collectibles, paintings, toys, books, records etc. Sell, buy, value. 6 rooms at Souchebys Antiques, 75 Gladstone Rd, Richmond ph 544 0723. Open Mon-Sat. www. antiquesnewzealand.co.nz

carpet cleaning TASMAN Carpet Cleaning - Great service, ecofriendly, great value, for a free quote ring Greg 0274 300 626.

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Phone 03 528 2088 Email guardian.motueka@xtra.co.nz entertainment

for sale FORD Mondeo GLX 2000 model. Red. "As is where is" 232,425km. $500 ono. Ph 03 528 9637

property maintenance HEDGE and Tree pruning. Local references available. Contact Matt 021 261 3501

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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. FURNITURE and household goods 25 Atkins St 9am on Saturday 18th May.

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Phone 03 528 2088 Email guardian.motueka@xtra.co.nz situations vacant church services

Administration Opportunities Birdhurst Limited is a family owned and operated business and along with its post-harvest entity Golden Bay Fruit Packers Limited grows, packs and sells apples and kiwifruit around the world. With marketing staff based offshore this vertically integrated business continues to expand and prosper from its Motueka base. Recently the company commenced packing fruit from its new state of the art facility using the world’s leading processing technology. With continued growth the company now seeks additional staff to join their Finance team.

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

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

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

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

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Payroll Manager Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will be responsible for running the company’s payroll systems to accurately process pays for over 300 seasonal and 70 permanent staff.

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The company is a RSE employer so the successful applicant must be well organised to manage the payroll transactions and documentation associated with employees on seasonal work visas.

10am Sunday | Pastor Bruce & Kay Mumm Chanel Arts Centre, Cnr High & Fearon Sts Enquiries to 0210 244 8235

The role will suit a ‘people person’ as there is plenty of interaction with staff across orchards, packhouses, coolstores, workshops and management functions.

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The Payroll Manager also provides some assistance with collating monthly health and safety information from the various business units for management reporting. Wages data is captured by electronic devices in field operations so an appreciation for the use of continuing technology to reduce paper processes in payroll transactions is essential.

Filing of statutory returns, diligence with coding of labour costs and a proficiency in producing management reports are critical skills required.

HAVE YOU GOT A RENTAL AVAILABLE? Place an advert with us. Email: guardian. motueka@xtra.co.nz

Accounts Assistant


This is a hands-on accounts payables/receivables role in a fast-paced fun environment where your high command of accounting and general software will be greatly valued.

CHIMNEY SWEEP Phone Steve 021 0810 1146.

Reporting to the Financial Controller you will have a strong background working alongside accounting and operations management to ensure finance and procurement policies are adhered to with accuracy and timeliness. The successful candidate will ideally have accounts experience in businesses operating in the primary industries sector.

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You will be a proactive person who can read a situation early and provide support in implementing changes to improve business performance and accounting services. This is a special opportunity with a long term career path for the right person with the right attitude. The company also welcomes applications from recent accounting graduates who are looking for their first step into an export based business and who are prepared to learn the business and then transfer to a more specialised role later. If you have the right skills and experience for either of these vacancies please email your CV and a covering letter, stating clearly which role you are applying for directly to Patrick Smith, HR Consultant at patrick@pshr.co.nz by 5pm Friday, 24 May 2019. For any confidential discussions please call Patrick on 021 220 2923.


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Unprecedented result for MHS adventure team

MHS Adventure racing team, Charlie MacLennan, Kyla Rayward, Jessie Fa’avae, Shay Morton, Jasmine Wood, Davis Sundbye, Riley O’Connor and Casey Iorns. Morton. rogaine and a Hell’s Kitchen place, then went on to pass It’s unheard of for a school Sponsors: Rainbow Ski Area, challenge which saw them set three teams in the run and a in their first Challenge appeara shelter and make coffee and further two on the biking leg, ance to achieve a podium finish MacLennan Builders, Bowater pancakes without speaking. finishing strongly to take third. and the team says a lot of that Toyota, Talley’s, Stihl Motueka, Days three and four were “We have so many memo- is owed to the huge amount of Waka Abel Tasman, Abel spent hiking and running around ries. We pushed harder than support they received from their Tasman Eco Tours, Skydive Abel Tasman, Parkers Panel marking controls, the team’s two we thought possible. We kept parents, friends and sponsors. and Paint, Guthrie Bowron, navigators, Jessie and Kyla, did going when we wanted to Leeon Johnston Bayleys, a superb job with their route stop and we supported each choices, enabling the team to fin- other through some really hard Team members: Jessie Whenua-Iti Outdoors Pursuit ish third on points for both days. times. We’ve made friends for Fa’avae, Kyla Rayward, Davis Centre, Absolute Wilderness The fifth day was a 5-hour life and have shared a real- Sundbye, Jasmine Wood, Freeze Dried Food, Wicked multisport race. Team Motueka ly special experience,” says Casey Iorns, Riley O’Connor, Rogaines, Torpedo 7, Suunto came out of the kayak/raft in 8th Jessie. Charlie MacLennan and Shay and Rab Clothing.

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It’s considered New Zealand’s toughest adventure competition for high school students, so our local MHS team of eight’s third placing in the Hillary Challenge Final earlier this month has them “really proud” of their efforts. “As a team we were never focussed on results, we were just working on being the best teammate we could be and the best team we could be. Our focus was to have no regrets, stay friends and support each other,” says team member and navigator Jessie Fa’avae. They achieved all that and more. While immensely proud of their third placing, the real highlight to their trip was winning Best Team Synergy Overall. “We were very happy to have been chosen for the Team Synergy award, which is given out to the best team based on team work and team spirit. They said we worked really well as a team and supported each other throughout the entire challenge,” says Jessie. The Challenge took place at Hillary Outdoors in Tongariro from April 29 – May 3 and required a high level of physical and mental fitness. The first two days had 12 one hour problem-solving challenges, they ranked second in one of the challenges that had them attached to three swinging pendulum ropes, with the third person placing dominos. They also ranked third in a tough mudder obstacle course, a sea-kayak

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GUTHRIE BOWRON MOTUEKA 123 High Street, Motueka | 03 528 8986 | drapes@gbmotueka.co.nz *Selected ranges only. Applies to fabrics over $39.95 per metre with a maximum width of 150cm, or $69 and over for wide width fabrics. Minimum drop of 160cm applies. Excludes Roman Blinds and componentry. Orders must be confirmed by 10 June 2019 to be eligible for the offer. ^Travel distance parameters may apply. Please contact the store for more details.