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Poppy Wilson-Howarth, Ayla Waru, Kiriwai Spooner and Gen Hawkins get in-sync during an activity at Motueka High School’s House Sports Day last Friday.

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Motueka mates reiterate importance of PLBs For years Anthony Oakly has been a LandSAR volunteer, utilising his skills to aid in search and rescues all over the top of the south. So in January when he was destined with his good mate and fellow experienced tramper, Ian Hunt, for huts in the Molesworth area he wasn’t concerned that his PLB (personal locator beacon) had a flat battery. “I was in belief that Ian and I would not need it on such an easy trip because why would anything go wrong?” says Anthony. The pair have a keen interest in ‘Hut Bagging’, the mission of visiting as many huts as possible. Their goal on that January expedition was to reach the huts of Dip Flat, Conners Creek and Sledgemere. They left Sledgemere around 3.30pm on the 27th for the 20 kilometre trip to Severn. “It was a really nice walk and we reached the hut just after 7pm, had dinner and a whiskey or two and went to bed at 11pm,” says Anthony. Around 2.30am Anthony heard moaning outside and upon investigating discovered Ian lying flat on his back in the tussock outside. “I knew Ian had a blood pressure problem which can cause him to faint if he gets up too quickly, which he had done on the corner of the veranda.” Anthony’s train-

ing kicked in and he performed a medical assessment, quickly discovering Ian had a spinal injury along with a possible concussion. With Ian conscious the pair discussed their options and because of Anthony’s course completion in handling spinal patients, the decision was made to move Ian carefully onto a mattress and make him comfortable. It was then the realisation of having left his PLB at home hit, so Anthony geared up, preparing to fetch help. At 3am he set off into the darkness and started heading down the Severn Valley where he had to complete several river crossings and battle angry cows. “I thought there were farm buildings at the end of the road but shortly found that there was only an abandoned old farm hut.” He’d already walked 15 kms and after checking the map determined his best hope was Molesworth Station, a further 20km. After 5km, Anthony spotted a lone vehicle and managed to persuade the driver to take him to the nearest DOC hut, where he raised the alarm. The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter reached Ian around 9.30am on January, 28 and airlifted him directly to Canterbury’s Burwood Spinal Unit. Anthony says the

Motueka tramper Ian Hunt was retrieved by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter after a fall left him with paralysis.

Local tramper and businessman Anthony Oakly hiked 20km through the night to raise the alarm for his injured companion. pair now realise the importance of carrying a PLB at all times. “Also, when I left Ian I wrapped him in several layers because it was very cold but by the time the helicopter

arrived, he was overheating. I should have put a shelter on him instead.” Grateful for having always kept up his first aid training, and the helicopter’s prompt

response, Ian continues his recovery. “Normally I am the one looking for missing people and I never thought I’d need the rescue helicopter in a real-life situation.”

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Vigilance urged on roads following spate of serious crashes in Nelson Tasman region Nelson Bays Police are urging people to remain vigilant when driving on the region’s roads following a spate of serious crashes. Area Commander Inspector Paul Borrell says the Nelson and Tasman community is hurting following the recent deaths of a motorcyclist and a cyclist in crashes over the past fortnight. “Nationally the number of people killed on the roads in recent weeks has been a tragedy for us all and a timely reminder to exercise

vigilance, courtesy, patience and to avoid fatigue when using our roads. “This is even more of a concern as we head into the Easter school holidays and the winter months.” New Zealand Police is absolutely committed to people getting through their journeys safely and makes no apologies for their strong focus on behaviours that impact on road safety. The most common factors which contribute to deaths and serious injuries on

the roads are speed too great for the conditions, vehicle occupants not being properly restrained in seat belts or child car seats, any distractions such as using cell phones whilst driving, and the impairment effects of alcohol, drugs or fatigue. “Current indications are that a significant number of serious injury and fatal crashes involve distraction, often the use of cell phones, therefore causes that are entirely preventable,” says Paul. Nelson Mayor

Rachel Reese says the number of serious accidents lately has been devastating for many in our community. “It’s been a dreadful few weeks on our nation’s roads and sadly the Nelson region is no exception. “I implore all road users to be focused and patient, and to plan trips with plenty of time to reach your destination. “It is our duty to concentrate and be attentive to ensure we all stay safe,” says Rachel. NZ Transport Agency

Director of Safety and Environment Harry Wilson says the deaths and injuries sustained in crashes have a huge impact on communities. “Every death or serious injury is a tragedy, affecting people for years to come. “We know people can make mistakes when they’re driving, which is why it’s so important that we all do the simple things to lessen the impact of those mistakes.” In preparation for the changing weather conditions at this time of year, Inspector

Borrell advises owners to check their vehicles to ensure they are winter-ready with appropriate tyres and well-maintained brakes. He also urges motorists to be especially careful and vigilant when approaching cyclists who are extremely vulnerable to injury when involved in collisions. “It’s crucial cyclists wear high visibility clothing and have appropriate lighting as the days grow shorter.” Police patrols will be

especially visible on the roads and highways across Nelson Bays over the coming weeks, with a specific focus on restraints, impairment, distraction and speed. Traffic checkpoints are also planned for alcohol breath screening of all drivers stopped. Reduced speed enforcement thresholds for speed cameras will be applied over the official Easter holiday period as a proven, effective tactic to reduce high speed and injury.

Huia RFC ensures RDA horses well-fed The horses at Motueka’s Riding for the Disabled (RDA) are always well-fed and for the previous couple of decades it’s been thanks to the players and support staff at Huia Rugby Club. For years Huia RFC has been hay-carting as a major club fundraiser, in their heyday carting around 20,000 bales, now that figure stands around 4000, due to changes in how bales are produced. Huia Club president Mark Kelly says they initially started hay carting for the RDA after being approached by them. “They needed people to cart for them and probably found out through the grapevine we were doing it,” says Mark. Huia decided not to charge the RDA from day one and a lengthy relationship was formed. “It’s stayed that way since it started.

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RDA staff member Julie Holt entices Toby with some of their donated hay, while Emma Hobson enjoys a ride beside RDA manager Shannon Borrett. They’re good to deal with and it’s such a good cause,” says Mark. Manager of the RDA Shannon Borrett says they’re “very grateful” to Huia and also the farmers, Tim and Jane Greenhough, who generously donate

500 bales of hay to get their horses through winter. “The whole thing is great, having the hay donated and the rugby guys and girls to deliver and stack it. It’s really good because we don’t have to organise people to

do all of that,” says Shannon. The generosity of Huia allows the RDA to continue with their focus of making a positive difference and reach more riders and change more lives. Since being founded in 1901 the Huia

Rugby Club has been a prominent sporting club in Motueka and the surrounding community, and is committed to being a successful, progressive and sustainable sporting club, providing multi-sports services to the community.

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Commemorative exhibition gets to the heart of wood A new exhibition with true heart opened at Fairholme Gallery on Friday, 12 April to coincide with the Living Wood Fair that weekend, and will continue on through to the end of the month. It will showcase one of the best-loved works of East Takaka wood sculptor Theodore Arnold Gustafson (Gus), more commonly known as TAG, who passed away in 2001. TAG was born in the USA in 1945. As a young man he studied ceramics before becoming a sought after designer/ builder in Santa Cruz, California. He moved to New Zealand in 1986, worked for a time as a house parent at Hohepa Home for the intellectually disabled in Hawkes Bay, and moved to Golden Bay with his young family in 1994. TAG began his new journey with wood when he carved a mobile for his grandson early in 1996,

reawakening his former ceramic and woodworking skills. From the outset TAG’s work stood alone as unique; he described it himself as ‘kitsch’ and ‘zany’. The exceptional artistry and workmanship that went into his humorous representations of everyday objects eventually earned him the title ‘Salvador Dali of wood’. Most of his pieces came out of totara or yellow pine fence posts, 60-120 years old, gathered from the older farms in Golden Bay. He would honour the history of the wood and make use of the beautiful character caused by weathering, staining, handmade holes and insect marks. TAG became widely known and was prolific in his output; many of his pieces are now in private collections all over the world. As well as his carved furniture, garden and sculptural pieces, his trademark works were clocks

TAG’s ‘The Room’ piece.

featuring everything from toast, eggs and teapots to cloudbursts and umbrellas. The special commemorative exhibition at Fairholme Gallery will be primarily showcasing ‘The Room’, 1999, retained for 20 years within his family. This work consists of many individually carved pieces, from household objects to fish, arranged bizarrely across a chaotic living

room scene that invites the viewers’ imagination to interpret. It took TAG approximately 500 hours to make. This work is now being released for sale. There will also be on display a number of clocks made by TAG loaned from local private collections around Golden Bay. Since he passed away, TAG’s work has been exhibited only rarely and this may be the last time

‘The Room’ can be experienced up close and personal. It really needs to be seen to be believed.

T.A.G. exhibition Fairholme Gallery 637 East Takaka Road 12-29 April, Friday to Monday, 10am to 4pm

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WIO a new hub for Duke of Ed awards and all are welcome

Since its launch over 60 years ago, the Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award has inspired millions of young people to transform their lives. The Award is open to all 14-24 year olds regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests and is the world’s leading youth achievement award. Now Whenua Iti Outdoors (WIO) is preparing to be a hub leader for the Award and would like to encourage participants to register with them. “We can take anyone from anywhere. It’ll be particularly helpful for home-schooled students,” says Nettie Stow, WIO communications and funding coordinator. Doing the Award is a personal challenge and is not a competition against others, it pushes young people to their personal limits and recognises their achievements. Today more than 130 countries have adopted The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award programme with over 8 million young people having participated worldwide. The Award is comprised of three levels and four sections – skills, service, physical recreation and adventurous journey. “A lot of the things kids are already doing can count towards the Award. We’ll help here at WIO with adventurous journeys, we love encouraging people to get outdoors,” says Nettie.

Motueka High School students Shanti Wemyss and Layla Sudol are excited to be involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award and using Whenua Iti Outdoors as a hub. Becoming an open award unit will be a new experience for WIO and Nettie says once they become more effective as leaders, they’ll be able to support more and more Award participants. “We want to learn and do it well. We’ll meet here at WIO once a month to keep everyone on track.” The Award shows commitment and achievement, as well as dedication to a variety of activities. It also gives young people an opportunity to talk

about themselves and their passions outside of formal education. Young people learn from the new experiences they have and discover hidden capabilities and talents. Nettie says the power of the Award cannot be underestimated with it looking great on tertiary study applications, scholarships, CVs and resumes. “It’s a great opportunity for young people around here and no matter what you’re good at, it challenges you to do other things.”

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New funding to make a splash improving water quality The Government is going the extra mile backing the Sustainable Business Network’s Million Metres Streams’ project with a $200,000 funding boost, Associate E n v i r o n m e n t Minister Eugenie Sage announced on Tuesday, 9 April. “I am excited to be able to announce this funding for the Million Metres project in time for this year’s autumn planting season.

“The Million Metres project aims to improve water quality by restoring native vegetation along more than 500 kms of New Zealand’s waterways which makes up more than 1 million metres. “New Zealanders have told us that they care about our rivers, streams, wetlands and lakes and want to see them clean and healthy and fit for swimming and gathering kai from. The Million Metres

project is helping by encouraging communities to plant more trees, shrubs and other native plants beside rivers and streams.” The funding from the Ministry for the Environment’s C o m m u n i t y Environment Fund represents around 20 per cent of the project’s total costs. “The Community Environment Fund is one of the many ways this government is working to better care

for our environment by protecting nature, improving water quality, and tackling climate change. “Alongside funding help such as this, the government is making good progress in developing new rules to help protect and restore our freshwater. “I applaud the New Zealanders who are taking action to help restore rivers and streams to health by planting trees and shrubs on their banks.

These provide shade to keep water cool which is good for fish, provide habitat for insects which fish and aquatic life need to feed on, reduce erosion and trap contaminants. “The Sustainable Business Network encourages projects that strengthen community partnerships and enable people get involved in new environmental initiatives,” says Eugenie.

All kiwis invited to be part of ANZAC sound art for peace Curators of The Sound of Peace, an art soundscape are inviting the nation and Kiwis throughout the world to record their message of peace online. The audio recordings will play in surround sound at a free, public, musical event in the grounds of Auckland’s historic St David’s Memorial Church on ANZAC Eve, April 24. “We are inviting everyone to record a message of peace in whichever language they know and love. Visit www. RememberThem. nz and click on the record button” says Paul Baragwanath, the project’s instigator and director. “Digital artist and musician, Jeff Smith, will then choreograph the voices into the soundscape artwork. It’s going to be very beautiful.” The Sound of Peace is part of The Art of Remembrance project established by Friends of St David’s Trust in 2015. In addition to the soundscape, for ANZAC Eve this year members of the public will be treated to a one-off concert outside in the grounds of St David’s. The performance

features internationally celebrated mezzo soprano opera singer, Kristin Darragh, who recently sang The Messiah with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Kristin will lead the Off Broadway Big Band and guests in songs of remembrance and peace. Guests will be addressed by distinguished speakers including The Hon Phil Goff, Mayor of Auckland, and Colonel John Holley from the New Zealand Defence Force. The 24 April event starts at St David’s Memorial Church in Auckland at 6.30pm. Visit www. for more details. “As ANZAC Day approaches, we reflect on the horrific losses of World War One, and other wars. Lest we forget. We also grapple with the massacre in Christchurch. We are creating this free, community event and nationwide art project because art, like architecture, has a vital role to play in remembrance of the past and to inspire and uphold us in the present,” says Paul.

Mezzo Soprano opera singer Kristin Darragh.

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101 Thorp Street

101A Thorp Street

Motueka 6 Linden Place, Brooklyn

Motueka 101 and 101A Thorp Street

Brooklyn's best buy


Set upon 810m2 of delightful grounds this warm, sunny home provides comfortable living that comprises three large bedrooms and a family bathroom, traditional kitchen, and multiple living spaces. The double garage has a workshop area plus a toilet, and a laundry along with space to install a handy shower. The mature grounds have off-street parking, outbuildings and a productive vegetable garden plus flat lawns.

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Three dwellings across two titles - buy either or both. This combination of living space and income opportunity is a sure winner. Situated on the popular east side of town, close to the beach, golf course and town services, with options from extended family living to residential rentals or lucrative short-term accommodation.

Tender (will not be sold prior) Closing 4pm, Thu 30 May 2019 175 High Street, Motueka View by appointment John Edhouse 027 443 1592 Bo Mansfield 027 540 2060





Motueka 8 Kitakita Grove Families and entertainers Spacious comfort awaits. Open plan kitchen and dining with a separate lounge to keep the family occupied while entertaining guests. Sliding doors take you outside to a private deck creating even more living space. Contemporary dĂŠcor and stylish fittings are used throughout creating a tasteful background for your personal design touches. With three bedrooms, two bathrooms and many extras this home needs to be seen.

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This quality-built 130m art deco home on a stunning 911m2 section has great bones and great potential to be totally restored and transformed into a stylish modern home or a home and income.



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Liam Hobbs and Brodie Maru use great team work to secure the balls.

River Perry, Conrad Savage and Samuel Curran between activities at MHS House Sports day.

Ella O’Brien, Holly Young and Tessa Seymour play pirates.

Jordan Richards, Ariana Mudgway and Chiara Bashford prepare for some gumboot throwing.

Paige Scholefield, Grace Broomhall, Amy Gorrill, Bella Ritschny and Lisa OrmsbySquibbs enjoy the House sports.

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Lower Moutere’s Cresswell family reunion this weekend

William and Ann Cresswell’s home, Lower Moutere. Inset: William Cresswell. Around 40 descendants of William and Ann Cresswell will reunite this weekend to celebrate the establishment in 1869 of a farming property in Lower Moutere’s Central Rd. “It’ll be a good gettogether. It won’t be too big so we’ll all be able to socialise with one another,” says William’s great-granddaughter Bev Dyke. Bev and her husband Ernie farm the property today, that has long been considered “good agricultural land and wellwatered”. William’s father Thomas Cresswell was the first European settler to die in Nelson. He had arrived on our shores on the sailing ship, Whitby, but having contracted typhoid while on board, he succumbed to the illness and was buried on Haulashore Island. William was renowned as a man of sound principles and strong determination, and as an advocate of temperance, he threw his whole heart and soul into his work, and even went so far as to refuse to grow either barley or hops

for market purposes. In the belief that those products would ultimately contribute to the liquor traffic, he preferred to sacrifice money instead of his principles. William and his wife Ann had seven children, but only three of those produced offspring in marriage. The Easter weekend

reunion will include many descendants from two of those families – Ellen Lavinia Dukes (nee Cresswell) and Cecil Horatio Cresswell. On Saturday they’ll meet at the Lower Moutere School, while their day will wind up at the Upper Moutere Inn. Sunday morning

will see them attend the United Church service in Motueka before visiting Thomas Cresswell’s grave on Haulashore Island. Bev and Ernie endeavour to keep the property in the family, maintaining the family name and also the Christian principles for which William and Ann stood so long.


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Hi All, With the change of seasons people are going to have to modify how they are driving. Cooler mornings means that when cars are parked outside their windows are colder and fog up more. When frosty they will be very hard to see out of. This is just another small thing that alters everyone’s driving safety – it hasn’t been a good few weeks lately for road safety and crashes. Two fatal accidents - a cyclist and motorcyclist. I have been to two crashes on the coastal highway in the last few months where people have either run into a car turning into a side road or have crashed avoiding a car turning - the driver’s simply weren’t paying attention. Nelson police got 20 people on cellphones in an hour, I caught 10 people speeding on Grey Street in a week. No wonder we have some of the accidents we do. If you are reading this and know you talk on your cellphone whilst driving then make a real effort to stop that behaviour – it is downright dangerous for you and every other road user you pass. Take care out there.

Drop in Techy Time Thursday April 18, 2-4pm Suitable for children 7+ Arty April – Be an Artist Thursday 18 April, 10-11am, for 4-9 yr olds Tuesday 23 April, 10-11.30, all ages, pre-schoolers welcome For children 4-9 years old Spoiler Alert at Motueka Library 8 April – 10 May, Prizes to be won Get your inner comic artist out and enter our 12+ teen reading competition.

Awesome Autumn Reads at Motueka Library 1-30 April Be tempted by our Lucky Dip reads. Discover new authors and stories. Autumn Booksale 15-30 April Jams and Marmalades at Motueka Library Friday 26 April, 11am-12 noon Join us for tastings and trivia Share your favourite recipes Discover amazing Library books

48 yr old Motueka male arrested for breaching a domestic protection order 23 yr old Riwaka male arrested for burglary and indecent assault 30 yr old Motueka male arrested for refusing a blood sample drink driving 33 yr old Motueka male arrested for assault on a person in a family relationship Car unlawfully taken from kina. Located at Mapua. Offender known Assist a mentally unwell person 4 x family harm incidents Shoplifters from Nelson identified using the town security camera system

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Kai Fest, a special event for Motueka and what a enormous success it was, and thousands of people attended. A cultural extravaganza, food, music, exceptional stalls and most importantly, families. I must have spent the first half hour, just wandering from one delicious food outlet to another, and of course I bought a delicious curry chicken on rice for lunch, and most certainly wouldn’t share! The entertainment was awe inspiring, as a very appreciated audience watched and gasped, as young gymnasts climbed long poles, and wrapped themselves around sheets, and then dropped! The music was so catchy, especially for the children, and they took part and had a great time! A “Bake Off” took place, and would be Chefs cooked their specialty food, and I’m sure it was a nightmare for the judges! A superb Band from Wellington entertained, and soon had a group up, dancing their stuff! What great family fun, and a marvellous day out at Kai Fest in Motueka. A “Festival” organised to perfection. Kai Fest can only grow and become the District’s main family event for the year. Congratulations to all involved, and not a scrap of rubbish litter to be seen left on the green, awesome! Well done! Kai Fest, you are a real winner, and I will be back next year, wouldn’t miss it, and may even strut my stuff?

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Grace Turner Dear Editor, “War and Peace”, and which do you want? Sport has replaced wars, only in some countries, unfortunately. The Crusaders are on a peace mission, without horses and swords, no doubt, but sport is what they participate in, and enjoy! No one loses a life, and somebody always wins! Keep the “Red” shirts going, as Red means compassion and love, so not a problem!

Congratulations Heather for being selected as one of the ten winners of the 2019 Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand Student With A Passion for Astronomy (SWAPA) competition. Of the 88 entries from around New Zealand Heather’s was chosen because of her commitment to and enthusiasm for astronomy. I personally wish the Crusaders the very best Heather has also been selected for the Elaine P. in their endeavours, and those who dare play Snowden Astronomy School 2019. against them, well, enjoy your game of “Rugby”, The students selected for this school are one of 20 from and may the best man win! across New Zealand. Grace Turner Kaiteriteri

Euan Grant On Sunday April, 14 at the Motueka Community Patrol AGM Euan Grant was elected as Patrol Leader. “I agreed to make myself available for the elections. It’s a little too early at present to say what I hope to achieve. For the time being I’ve been busy working on the rules of the organisation,” says Euan.

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Cruise for charity in 2019 around D’Urville For the first time since 2017 Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle Cruises, in association with the Rotary Club of Motueka, are again generously offering their vessel ‘Crusader’ for cruises around D’Urville Island in aid of charity.

There will be four cruises on consecutive days this year: Friday, 31 May, Saturday 1, June, Sunday 2, June and Monday, 3 June (Queen’s Birthday weekend). The boat will leave from the Sealord Rescue Centre in Wakefield Quay at 9am and return at about 4.30pm. Each cruise will stop for an hour at the D’Urville Island Wilderness Resort located in Catherine Cove. This is an ideal

time for passengers to have lunch, whether it’s a picnic lunch they have bought with them or soup and roll from the café. There is also a short waterfall walk for those who wish to stretch their legs and take in some of the picturesque scenery that the resort offers. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available to purchase on board during the trip. The Café at D’Urville Island Wilderness Resort is providing Seafood Chowder or soup and bread roll for $15 pp and this should be ordered at the time of booking (payable on the day). Those travelling will get to see some of the most scenic coastline in the Nelson region and experience an area they normally wouldn’t get the opportunity to visit. For many, the experience of going through French Pass will be an exhilarating moment. Previous trips have also had visits by dol-

phins. Tickets are $125 each, limited to 100 per cruise and will be available from Motueka i-Site and Nelson i-Site (details below). Any cancellations will be notified on If a sailing is cancelled because of weather conditions it will be rescheduled or the ticket cost will be refunded. All proceeds will be donated equally to the chosen charities, which are: Nelson Tasman Hospice Trust Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children) Big Brothers Big Sisters of NelsonTasman. From the previous excursions in 2016 and 2017 a total of $72,000 has been donated to charities.

Motueka Rotary wishes to highlight the generosity of Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle and the Keith Knapp family in again providing their vessel totally free of charge and the crew for giving their own time to provide this wonderful opportunity.

Cruisers board the Crusader on a previous trip.

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Isobel Mosley (Chair KMB) with local Soroptimists, Jennie Askew and Freda Gerslov, enjoy a stroll on the new footpath. Keep Motueka Beautiful (KMB) and the local Soroptimists have co-operated to create a new footpath in Motueka. The path goes from Old Wharf Road, by the skatepark entrance, south alongside the Woodlands canal to the park behind the BMX track, which overlooks the estuary. Isobel Mosley, Chair

of Keep Motueka Beautiful says, “this new path completes the Inlet Walkway Loop, created by KMB, which skirts around the estuary north of the causeway. The area along the canal used to be a wasteland, but now it will be kept mowed by TDC and natives will be planted along the canal bank. There are

lovely views over the estuary from the new footpath.” The Nelson Tasman Soroptimist Trust largely funded the new path with a grant of $7,500 to KMB. The Trust was established by the late Elizabeth Stewart to support beautification and environmental enhancement projects in the Nelson/Tasman

area. Freda Gerslov, spokesperson for the Soroptimists, says, “In the past, local Soroptimists have done a lot of planting and maintenance work in Sanctuary Ponds. We are getting too old for that now, but we are very pleased to be able to support the work of Keep Motueka Beautiful in opening up this new area.”

Fire concert a success The forest fire concert on Saturday was a fantastic success, organisers say. People from all over the region had the chance to come and say thanks to the first responders and volunteers who helped fight the Pigeon Valley fire in February. Nearly 3000 people turned up to the concert, held at the A&P showgrounds on

lower Queen street on Saturday afternoon. The concert was headlined by The Warratahs, supported by local bands including Nelson Jazz club big band, Bo Kay, Dust & Gold, and Nine95. Nearly $14,000 was raised all together, and the concert was free for first responders and those who volunteered during the fires. People were particu-

larly impressed with the firefighters from Appleby who turned up and embraced the afternoon. The sponsors that made the concert possible, were the primary sponsors NBS and the local papers The Guardian Motueka, Nelson Weekly, Marlborough Weekly, and the Waimea Weekly. Tasman Trailers

donated a 7x4 caged trailer, Discover New Zealand provided a week’s campervan use and the Richmond Mall provided mall vouchers to go towards the silent auction. The Warratahs commented that the attitude and energy from people who turned up to enjoy the event was ‘absolutely amazing’ and they enjoyed it.

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Well known local identity Paul Hawkes is right at home since taking over the reins at Auto Super Shoppe Motueka. At the beginning of April, Hawkes assumed ownership of the iconic Greenwood Street business and is easily fitting into the role, it almost like he’s done it before. Motueka’s longest serving vehicle workshop

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During the late 1800s a workshop was established at Greenwood St, Motueka under the name of York & Sons – Coach Builders.

Paul has over 40 years of experience in vehicle diagnostics and is our local AA breakdown contractor. This service is on call 24/7 and offers a 24hr call out service.

From stagecoaches to drag cars, for over 120 years vehicle repairs and maintenance have been carried out from this iconic site. After a fire in the 1930’s the site was rebuilt as an automotive workshop and has been functioning as such ever since.

In most cases, Paul is able to fix the problem at the roadside and have you safely on your way. The AA Breakdown Service will provide you with expert advice and, if extra support is needed, will tow your car to the nearest place of safety or repair.

Many locals know the history of this popular family business, which was rebranded as Pioneer Motors in the ’80s when Paul Hawkes last owned this popular business. Paul owned and operated the business for over two decades, then handed the business to the Parkes family. They then carried on the automotive history of this legendary Motueka site for 13 years.

The AA Breakdown Service is available to all AA Members and offers a range of services including the following services:

On April 1st Paul Hawkes took over the reins once again and is thoroughly enjoying being back in the saddle.

• Testing your battery and organising a replacement if necessary. • Jump-starting your vehicle. • Getting access to your vehicle if you’re locked out. • Safely changing your flat tyre. • Free delivery of fuel if you run out (you pay for the fuel) Your complete car grooming and valet service If you are looking for excellence Grant Russell is your man. He operates a valet and car grooming service on site. His detailing is of the highest standard ensuring your vehicle will look outstanding once he’s finished with it. For more info give him a call directly on 027 4777 015 Looking to the future

The historic site at 11 Greenwood Street in the 1890’s when it was York & Sons - Coach Builders.

Paul is an enthusiastic individual with some excellent ideas and changes up his sleeve for Auto Super Shoppe Motueka. One of which is offering a basic skills course, topics will include; how to change a tyre as well as basic maintenance. Give the team a call if you are interested.

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All of your reliable seasoned auto technicians still remain onboard after the change in ownership, with a ne face oining the team. ec’s Greaney has recently come onboard as perations anager her cheerful friendly dispostion instantly put’s people at ease.

There’s a range of automotive services available at Auto Super Shoppe Motueka including: Car Servicing, Warrant of Fitness (for cars, trailers, caravans and motorcycles), Tyres, Brake Repairs, Cambelts, Mufflers, Car Batteries, CV Joints, Electrics, Engine Management and Diagnostics if it’s vehicle related they will see you right.

The talented team of technicians and mechanics at Auto Super Shoppe Motueka are fully qualified and wellseasoned professionals. This trusted line-up have near on two hundred years of experience between them, along with a myriad of impressive awards and qualifications. If it’s quality workmanship you are searching for then look no further.

Make the most of these WOF related specials: • Get a full lube service and get a F inspection. • omplimentary pick up and drop off service ithn the otueka for those re uiring a F.

The highly experienced team at Auto Super Shoppe Motueka, from left to right: Paul Hawkes – Company Director (Owner. Diagnostics, breakdowns, management) Bec’s Greaney – Operations Manager (Business management) Nikki Petrie – Office Receptionist (Administration) Paul Holden – Auto Technician (Workshop management, technician) Michael Treanor – Auto Technician (Automotive repairs, breakdowns, diagnostics) Ryan Beurskens – Auto Technician (Electronic computer diagnostics, vehicle repairs) Andrew Clark – Auto Technician (Diagnostics, automotive repairs) Grant Russell – Vehicle Groomer (Vehicle grooming and detailing) Community Involvement Auto Super Shoppe Motueka are well known for supporting our local community and continues to do so. A couple of weeks back they came to the rescue helping our laire utt. ur To n otueka put a call out via Facebook and the team took up the challenge. Quick as a flash they arrived to remove the retired community piano. Local legends and piano removal extraordinaires. They actively support local sports teams and Lower Moutere School. Community is an important focus for the team at Auto Super Shoppe Motueka. An outstanding effort moving the community piano

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Automotive Troubleshooting Keeping on top of vehicle maintaince and repairs will usually save you a great deal of money in the long run. If you are concerned about any of the issues below, please get in contact with Auto Super Shoppe Motueka for advice.

Axle, CV Joint and Driveshaft Clunking or clicking noises are signs that a CV joint needs replacing. Vibrations during acceleration could indicate a damaged driveshaft, or an axle issue depending on the layout of your vehicle. Turning and steering issues may rise out of a problem with the driveshaft. CV joints can go bad when grease leaks out of a damaged CV boot. Belts and Hoses Belts and hoses are constantly exposed to engine heat, vehicle vibrations, and harmful chemicals; all of which can cause cracks and leaks. Be aware of any squeaking, screeching, or grinding noises that begin when starting your engine or appear during vehicle operation. It’s worth noting that grinding sounds near belts are often a bad pulley bearing rather than the belt itself. Power steering belts are a WOF failure item. Differential System The differential is responsible for transferring engine power to the wheels; compensating and adjusting to wheel speed differences when your vehicle moves through turns. It’s primarily responsible for routing and regulating power between the wheels. Gravel roads can have a heavy impact on the life of your vehicle’s differential. Steering and Suspension Systems Shaky, unsteady, off-center, and stiff steering are all cause for getting a steering system repaired. Excessive bouncing or swaying during bumps and intermittent control while driving or braking are also worth inspecting. Uneven tire wear is another potential sign of a suspen-

Electrical and Diagnostics Slow-cranking, rough idling, stalling, knocking, or pinging while accelerating are all signs that you should seek engine repairs or engine diagnostics to determine the full extent of your engine trouble. A decrease in fuel mileage and detectable loss of power during acceleration are also signs of an impending engine tune-up or engine repair service. Engine warning lights help alert drivers to minor issues before they become major repairs. If the Diagnostics System lights up and detects a problem then Auto Super Shoppe Motueka have the equipment and knowledge to resolve it. Exhaust Systems A faulty exhaust system can affect both your vehicle’s performance and your ability to drive. A repair service or inspection may be impending if you hear excessively loud noises during acceleration. Such noises could be a sign of holes or cracks in the exhaust system. Rattling noises when starting the vehicle or excessive idling may be a sign of failed or broken hangers.

Brake Systems A fully functioning brake system is crucial. Bad brakes display warning signs for impending brake maintenance. The brakes squeal or grind when in use, your brake pads may be worn and require replacements. If your vehicle pulls to one side when braking, then this may point to worn brakes, a malfunctioning caliper, or low brake fluid in the brake lines. The brake pedal presses down too easily, aka “spongy” brakes, then it could be an indication of too much air in the hydraulic brake lines. Transmission Whether you drive a manual, automatic, or semi-automatic vehicle, the transmission plays a crucial role in the performance and reliability of your vehicle. Symptoms of a faulty transmission include grinding gears, difficulty shifting, slipping out of gear, bucking, and hesitation. In a manual transmission, a dragging clutch, or a clutch failing to disengage from the flywheel, is another sign of an issue. When this happens, the clutch continues to spin with your vehicle’s engine, and a grinding noise will occur. A burning smell sifting through the air vents is a sign of burning transmission fluid and an overheating transmission.

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The biggest fair in our region

This Easter Sunday over 10,000 people will gather in Mapua to enjoy the largest fair in the region. The Mapua Easter Fair is a rite of passage for locals, lending itself to fond memories of superb entertainment, stellar food, rides, activities and the pièce de résistance, treasure hunting. Image by At the Mapua Easter Fair you’ll discover over 200 different stallholders along with bouncy castles, pony rides and a white elephant stall. There really is something for everyone, including treasure. Held on the grounds of the stunning Mapua Domain, the fair is the key annual fundraiser for Mapua Primary School and Mapua Playcentre. It’s a gorgeous site, bordered with trees, places to lay out a picnic blanket and make a day of it. And the Playcentre will open its gates to provide a space for younger children to play and families to relax, fantastic!

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Silent auction

‘Waste No More’

But wait, there’s more, step inside the Mapua Hall and you’ll discover the beckoning invitation of a silent auction. You’ll find the silent auction is replete with a cornucopia of donated treasure. Bid on works of art, accommodation, adventure experiences, landscaping there’s so many choices.

‘Waste No More’ are helping at the four recycling stations ‘helping people put their waste in the right place so we can recycle as much as possible’.

The silent auction will commence at 9.00am and close at 2.30pm on the day. To see the full list of auction items go their website -

Everyone is encouraged to BYO coffee cup for use with coffee vendors, BYO water bottle to refill and BYO bags to carry all those goodies home from the white elephant and other stalls.

The legendary Mapua Mother Pluckers are a delight, appearing on stage at 12 noon. Lego display and play pit Further inside the hall a wonderful experience awaits for creative individuals and curious youngsters, the colourful allure of lego. Admire the display or have a go at building with lego via the free lego play pit inside the hall. Parking and a free bus shuttle It will be a busy day around the village. A free bus shuttle will run from the Stafford Drive carpark. Over the years a finely tuned traffic management plan has been developed. The organisers are grateful to the Maori Warden’s who give up Easter Sunday to ensure the traffic flows smoothly around the village. Parking plans and the details of where to park and catch the bus can be found online

Entertainment Schedule – Main Stage 10.00am

Molly Donoghue - Celtic Pipe Band.


Welcome to the Fair, Mapua School.


Harriett, Zara & Lucy; Giselle & Mia Hillary Gregory - Mapua Private Music.


Niki - Indian Dance.

12 Noon

Mapua Mother Pluckers - Ukelele Band.


Shane Cammell - Fingerstyle Guitarist.


Move Good Now - Dance Fitness in Mapua.


Nelson/Mapua Bellydancers - Bellydancing.


Flow Dance Fitness Mapua

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South Island Marine Recreational Fishing Working Group proposed A BIG thank you to everyone who makes the Mapua Easter Fair possible every year. The Mapua Easter Fair Committee organises the annual event. This group includes individuals and teams that oversee: stall holder bookings, traffic & parking, communications, volunteer rosters, finance, entertainment, café, logistics, health & safety, white elephant, silent auctions, playcentre liaison and electrical. It simply wouldn’t happen without the backing of all the school and playcentre families and many more within the wider local area. Everyone gets on board volunteering their time, skills and resources for the day - it’s a great way of meeting new people within the community and every little bit counts and is really appreciated.

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The key to improving South Island marine recreational fishing is having fishers’ interests well represented to Government and others, says a working group of South Island fishers. Jim Crossland, Chair of the South Island group, says “The management of New Zealand’s recreational fisheries has been increasingly contentious. As a group, we have been exploring some practical ways to bring about improvements. Recently, we drafted a proposed organisation to represent South Island recreational fishing interests, which we consider will be a sound basis for bringing about improvements now and in the future.” “Several South Island fishing clubs have already recognised the need for collective representation. They realise that if joined together, they can accomplish a lot more than if they continue to work individually or in small groups. It is critical that the name of the new organisation reflects our collective outlook. We propose ‘Fish Mainland’ as a suitable name,” says Babara Reay. “The proposed organisation is similar to Recfishwest, which has successfully represented all 750,000 recreational fishers in Western Australia for several years. During our recent two-day meeting, we had the advantage of learning first-hand from Ian Stagles, a Founder of Recfishwest, regarding how we can apply lessons learnt in Western Australia to design an organisation that represents all 100,000+ South Islanders who fish,” says Brett Bensemann. “One lesson we learnt from Ian is the importance of having effective and transparent governance arrangements. For this reason, the group designed the representative organisation to have five elected members of the Board of Directors located in the main regions, two others representing South Island Iwi and two more selected for the skills they bring, notably legal and accounting. The Directors are intended to be the ‘go-to people’ for regional concerns and solutions that need to be addressed”, says Brett. “Another lesson learnt is to have clearly defined roles for representation of each fishing sector and other interests and rules for their engagement. In Western Australia, this has led to mutual understanding and trust and new ways of working together”, says Larnce Wichman. “These same lessons have been fundamental to the success of the Marine Guardians of Kaikoura and Fiordland. It follows that the proposed representative organisation is designed to support the Marine Guardians, fishing clubs and other groups in pursuing their own objectives,” says Larnce. Ian Stagles went on to say, “a representative organisation for the South Island will be effective, so long as it is inclusive of other groups and interests, and nurtures mutual respect and trust over time. From what I’ve heard, the Guardians have demonstrated that this approach achieves far more than continued arguing over access and catch levels.” “The real motivation for establishing a representative organisation should be to ensure everyone is able to enjoy fishing, while also looking after the fishstocks. We need to ensure they are sustained for future genera-

tions,” says Fred Te Miha. The purpose of the proposed South Island representative organisation is: To coordinate, represent, and promote the interests of the South Island marine recreational fishing community in restoring and sustaining fisheries resources to maximise their experiences and opportunities. Neville Gurr says, “We also discussed the contentious issue of recreational fishing licences. Licence fees fund Recfishwest’s operations and numerous projects and research that directly benefit recreational fishers, such as re-stocking programmes and buying out commercial fishing permits. Western Australians accept recreational licence fees because the benefits they provide are readily apparent.” “Even though we have looked into a South Island marine licence system that could fund the representative organisation at a fraction of the cost of freshwater licence fees, we considered it would be unviable, if it did not gain broad support,” says Neville. “Our preferred funding option involves the Government funding the organisation through a portion of the excise duty paid on petrol used in recreational boats. Petrol in boats is taxed in the same way as petrol used in cars. This means that boaties pay 63 cents per litre to the National Land Transport Fund. In other words, each time you fill a 20 litre tank for a boat, you pay $12.60 to subsidise roading projects, and pay GST on the road tax,” says Jim. In addition to petrol excise duty, the working group is exploring the following funding options: One-for-one matching funding with Government. Service level agreement with Government (consulting, monitoring, undertaking surveys). Voluntary membership fee (with purchase discounts). Fee added to boat trailer registration. ID permit to fish from a power boat (also provides database for low-cost surveys). Alan Key says “Back in 2010, we tried to form a similar representative organisation, and self-funded no less. The idea gained wide support amongst South Islanders. However, when we took our proposal north, it encountered resistance from a few groups. Also, the Ministry of Fisheries at that time was undergoing extensive restructuring, and so it wasn’t very receptive to doing things differently.” “The Minister of Fisheries, Stuart Nash, and MPI have been calling for innovative solutions to problems and ideas for improving engagement on fisheries issues. We believe we’ve delivered on both counts with a focus that supports South Islanders’ aspirations,” says Alan. “Now that the working group has drafted the representative organisation, we are seeking feedback from fishing clubs and those who are not affiliated with any clubs (97% of all fishers). Fishers’ feedback will be vital for the group to meet again in May to finalise their recommendations and then present them to Minister Nash. We welcome your constructive questions and comments,” says Jim. Any queries can be directed to - Jim Crossland 021 0294 5996 / 03 355 9433

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We will remember them.

Our past has done much to shape our world. Men and women left our shores and so very many did not return. Those who did went back to their former lives, yet their patronage and connection should not be forgotten. The word Anzac is part of the culture of New Zealanders and Australians. ANZAC conjures up a shared heritage of two nations, but it also has a specific meaning. Anzac is the acronym for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. This corps was created early in the Great War of 1914–18. In December 1914 the Australian Imperial Force and New Zealand Expeditionary Force stationed in Egypt were placed under the command of Lieutenant General William Birdwood.




Authorised by Maureen Pugh MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

Initially, the term Australasian Corps was suggested, but Australians and New Zealanders were reluctant to lose their separate identities completely. No one knows who came up with the term Anzac. It is likely that Sergeant K.M. Little, a clerk at Birdwood’s headquarters, thought of it for use on a rubber stamp: ‘ANZAC’ was convenient shorthand. Later the corps used it as their telegraph code word. The Anzacs first saw action at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. The small cove where the Australian and New Zealand troops landed was quickly dubbed Anzac Cove. Soon the word was being used to describe all Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Eventually, it came to mean any Australian or New Zealand soldier.

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The RSA Poppy Appeal has been a part of the New Zealand calendar since 1922, making it one of the country’s oldest nationwide appeals. This year the appeal acknowledges the forgotten sacrifice that is made by families of service personnel. We are all family – He whanau kotahi tatou Servicewomen and men often travel for long periods of time. It can be both scary and unsettling for those left behind. Upon leaving the forces many serving personnel can struggle with mental health and transitioning to civilian life. This year we recognise the role of the family who by association also ‘live through’ and are impacted by these challenges. In addition, they involuntarily become the primary support people and as such, make a significant sacrifice. Approximately 80% of referrals to the RSA support services (a nationwide welfare network) come from friends and family who are concerned about their friend or partner. The RSA aim to make this easier and ensure service personnel and their families know we are able to help. How to wear the Poppy The poppy is a symbol of remembrance and recognition of sacrifice. On Poppy Day, we exchange a donation for a bright red paper version and proudly pin it to our chest. Our only rule is this: wear the poppy with pride, and respect. You can pin your poppy in your hair, on your scarf, in your shirt pocket or on your blazer. You can wear it only on Anzac Day, or for as long as you see fit. As long as you wear the poppy and understand why it’s important, that’s all that matters.

Services and Parades Thursday 25 April 2019 Tapawera Service – 10.00 am Memorial Hall. Richmond Parade – 10.45 am from Sundial Square. Service – 11.00 am at War Memorial Gardens, Cambridge Street. Brightwater Service – 9.00 am at Brightwater Memorial Hall Gates. Wakefield Service –10.00 am at the Wakefield Hall. Motueka Parade – 6.15 am from the Motueka Bowling Club Carpark, Pah Street, Motueka. Service – 6.30 am at the Cenotaph. Murchison Service – 11.00 am at the Memorial in Waller Street (Murchison Sport, Recreation and Cultural Centre if wet). Mapua Parade – 10.45 am. Starts adjacent to tennis courts. Service – 11.00 am at Mapua RSA Memorial Library, followed by morning tea at the Mapua Hall. A plate would be appreciated. Upper Moutere Service – 10.00 am at the Domain. Tasman Service – 10.00 am at the Memorial. Riwaka Laying of Wreath – 9.00 am at the Riwaka Memorial. Ngatimoti Laying of Wreath and Service – 10.30 am at the Ngatimoti Memorial. Takaka Dawn Service – 6.15 am at the Takaka Memorial Reserve. Parade – assemble outside Golden Bay Pharmacy at 8.45 am for 9.00 am service at the Takaka Memorial Reserve. Collingwood Dawn Parade – assemble 6.15 am. Service – 11.30 am in the Collingwood Memorial Hall. Lake Rotoiti Service – 10.30 am in the Lake Rotoiti Community Hall.

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Small but high-quality literary festival coming to Mapua Protecting New Zealands Military heritage The NZ Remembrance Army’s mission is for every service grave in New Zealand to be cleaned and restored by 2020. Its a simple mission. We work with RSAs, veteran assocations, schools, cadets and anyone who has an interest in helping us. We are a diverse group with one mission. Kiwis recognising Kiwis. Join up, do a little, do alot. Its up to you. Airman, Sailor, Soldier, Nurse or Servicewomen, they all deserve their contributions to be protected and maintained for future generations.

A boutique literary festival featuring some of New Zealand’s best writers will be held in Mapua on the weekend of 20-22 September. Organised by VOLUME, the 2018 New Zealand Bookshop of the Year, the festival will continue the series of literary festivals held in Mapua to benefit the Mapua Community Library. “The VOLUME Mapua Literary Festival will emphasise the same qualities that we emphasise in our bookshop,” says Thomas Koed, co-owner of VOLUME with Stella Chrysostomou. “The festival will be small but of a very high quality. The speakers will be so interesting that we imagine attendees will want to attend all sessions. They will hear from authors whose books they have enjoyed and discover authors whose books they will go on to enjoy. The intimate scale of the festival will also enable readers to meet and talk with authors and other literary enthusiasts.” Writers attending the festival this year will include Lloyd Jones, who was short-listed for the 2007 Booker Prize for Mr Pip, and whose novel The Cage is a finalist for the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize in the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Ashleigh Young, whose essay collection Can You Tolerate This? won the prestigious 2017 Windham–Campbell Prize, will be appearing, along with Carl Shuker, whose new novel, A Mistake, explores the impact of a medical misadventure on the life of a Wellington surgeon. Novelist and essayist Paula Morris will return from her stint as the Katherine Mansfield fellow in Menton in time to attend the festival, and Annette Lees will speak about her book Swim, which

records her year of daily wild swimming as well as being a history of New Zealand outdoor swimming. Renowned poet and art writer Gregory O’Brien will be attending, along with poet Jenny Bornholdt, and Thomasin Sleigh will speak about her novel Women in the Field, One and Two, which looks at the Modernist moment in the establishment of the New Zealand National Art Gallery from a feminist perspective. Lynn Jenner will discuss the relationship between words and land, and Eirlys Hunter, whose adventure novel The Mapmaker’s Race has delighted many children, will hold a session at the festival, as well as participating in one of the community events organised around the festival by the Mapua Community Library. “The Mapua Community Library is delighted to be hosting Mapua’s fifth Literary Festival, this year in tandem with VOLUME,” says Carolyn Hughes of the Community Library committee. “The events start on Friday afternoon with storytelling, writing and illustrating workshops for local school children, followed by a ‘literary’ Quiz Night fundraiser for the library and supper in the evening.” The authors’ sessions will take place on the Saturday and Sunday. “The programme we are delivering this year takes the Mapua Literary Festival to a new level,” says Koed. “People from Mapua, Nelson and beyond will find much to excite them - and the community library benefits, too.” The full programme will be released in May. In the meantime, the public is being invited to ‘Save the Date’: 20-22 September 2019.

Thomas Koed & Stella Chrysostomou are behind the VOLUME Mapua Literary Festival.





NBS Motueka Golf Bowlers back on top

After a very busy week hosting the Left Hander’s National Tournament normal business resumed with the first round of the Club Champs. Those not in the champs played a Par round. This was won by Bernie Hedges with an excellent round of plus 5 Second Graham Shaw on plus 1 Third Andrew Fenemor on Zero

Twos were scored by Peter Neil, Andrew Fenemor, Peter Neal, Grant Thorn, Sue Park, Joyce Bullock, Sharon McGeown with Nathan Binns winning the jackpot with two two’s. Lower Moutere Store closest to the pins was won by Jan Overall and Peter Neil. The ladies played a LGU round. This was won by Jocelyn Thomson on 72 Three people were tied for second Lois Cox, Jan Overall and Jacquie Martin on 76

Motueka Bridge Riwaka Handicap Session 2 Open Results North/South 1st Anne Cegarra & Mary Hamilton 2nd Carol Gatenby & John Trotter 3rd Chris Sutton & Mary McCallum

66.41% 60.42% 60.16%

East/West 1st Justine Thompson & Martin Thompson 2nd Ron Tippett & Clive Thomas 3rd Barbara Wilson & Dawn Bensemann

70.31% 56.88% 56.82%

Handicap Results North/South 1st Anne Cegarra & Mary Hamilton 2nd Carol Gatenby & John Trotter 3rd Lois Cocks & Diane Stuart

65.06% 59.85% 59.66%

East/West 1st Justine Thompson & Martin Thompson 2nd Ron Tippett & Clive Thomas 3rd Barbara Wilson & Dawn Bensemann

69.83% 61.82% 61.33%

Tasman Small-bore Rifle Club results At the Tasman Small-bore Rifle Club night on April, 8 the following scores were achieved: John Greenhough 98.3 Ethan Martin 95.2 97.4 Errol Boyes 93.2 Mark Scales 93.1 Viv Tibbs 98.6 99.4 Andy Scott 96.4 Heather Adams 87 Krystal Thawley 96.2 Pete Walker 94.4 Bradley Gale 87.2 93.1 Zahli 78 leo 80 sam 75 vanita 82 Hayden 66

RUGBY DRAW Thursday 18 April BATTLE OF THE BRIDGE 6:30 pm Aqua Taxi Riwaka Div 2 vs Huia Div 2 8pm Kahurangi vs Stoke

Mike Baines, Dave Currie, Craig Fowler and Tony Fowler are once again Nelson Centre Champion of Champion 4’s. After a bit of an ‘off’ year last season the Motueka Bowling Club’s foursome of Mike Baines, Dave Currie (skipper), Craig Fowler and Tony Fowler came storming back to reclaim the title of Nelson Centre Champion of Champion 4’s com-

petition for the fourth time in five years. “We were lucky enough to keep going through. It’s always good to win a title. All titles go towards gold bars and stars,” says Tony. Held over the weekend of March 30 and 31 in Pohara, whom the four beat “quite easily” in the final, they

says they enjoyed a “couple of quite beers” to celebrate. “Last year we didn’t even win our club stuff.” The foursome are now looking ahead to a tournament in Hastings at the end of July when they’ll be pitted against other winners. There are 90 mem-

bers at the club, established in 1909, and they welcome new members any time, at their location of 44 Pah Street. Roll up days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday’s from 1pm. With an artificial green the club is open 12 months of the year.

Motueka R.S.A Darts Results 4/4/19 John: 109 James: 100x5, 118, 123, 139, 104F, 140x3, 171, 180 David: 100 Robert: 100x5, 119, 121, 140 Manual: 100, 140, 180 Mike: 100 Julie: 100, 100B Barry: 132 Julz: 100x2 Steve: 100, 119 Keith: 100 11/4/19 Steve: 100x3, 110B Keith: 100, 138, 141B Phill: 100, 110B, 120B

Barry: 100x2, 112 Jody: 125x2 James: 100x2, 123, 132, 137, 139, 125, 110F, 140x2, 171, 180, 170B, 130B Julz: 100x5, 130 Robert: 100x4, 125, 116B, 120B Stacey: 120x2, 134 Nathan: 100, 120 Cynthia: 170 Katrina: 100, 107B, 104B, 118 John: 120 David: 100, 109, 135, 140 Rachael: 117 A big thank-you to Steve Bethell for donating a dart board and congratulations to James on his 180’s.


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DEADLINE: 12 NOON MONDAY. 30 WORDS OR LESS BY EMAIL ONLY. Please send to: We regret if your community notice ad has not made this week’s column, it is due to the popularity of this column and inclusion cannot be guaranteed for free ads. 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@ 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 BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Cancer Society Nelson 102 Hardy Street, if you have or have had breast cancer come along to this friendly atmosphere. or phone 539 1137 for details 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 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 and Fridays at the Family Centre, Talbot Street. Friendly confidential support. INNER WHEEL CLUB OF MOTUEKA Is a womens club who meets monthly to promote friendship, fun, speakers, outings and service. Why not join us? Phone Ann 528 8099. 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. 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

MOTUEKA RED CROSS IN COMMUNITY HOUSE Hours - 10am to 2pm Mon - Fri. 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. MOTUEKA COMMUNITY GARDENS Are you interested in having an allotment or helping with maintenance and growing vegetables for the local support groups? contact ( 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 SENIORNET MEMBERS have one on one help sessions with their computers etc. To join Seniornet Motueka, phone Maureen on 528 0630 or go to MOTUEKA REBUS CLUB Welcomes you to our next meeting 10.00 am Friday 26th April, great speakers and warm fellowship, all welcome. Contact John Croxford 0274082206. Note: NO meeting Good Friday. CREATE YOUR OWN PIECE OF MODERN ART - 1-1 guidance - tutor Ariadne Smith. For beginners and more experienced. Saturday 4th May 10 am to 3.30 pm. Proceeds to charity. Contact Ali at ph 03 526 8786 MOTUEKA BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION AGM Monday 6 May 2019, 6pm at Motueka High School Staff Room.

$$$ 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 (Bookcases, Chests of Dwrs, Tables, Chairs, Chaise Longue, Wardrobe, Mirrors, Rugs, etc), Collectables, Paintings, Toys, Books, etc. Sell, Buy, Value.6 rooms at Souchebys Antiques, 75 Gladstone Rd, Richmond(Ph 5440723) open Mon-Sat. www. antiquesnewzealand.

health & fitness YOGA Beginners’ Course. Mondays 6pm till 7.15pm, six weeks 29th April till 10th June. Gentle introduction to Hatha yoga. Held in the Community Events Building, Chandrakirti Meditation Centre, Upper Moutere. $72 for the course. Contact Sue Ransom (Dip Yoga Teacher [IYTA]) 027 3912431 sue.ransom@


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

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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. SATURDAY 9AM Excercycle, juicer, food vacuum sealer, dehumidifier, books, gardening magazines. 40 Queen Victoria Street MONSTER Combined garage / craft sale Riwaka Valley Road. Good Friday & Saturday rain or shine.

D.I.Y. Builders-tools, building sundries, fishing and sports gear, household, books and much more. Saturday 20th 8am Ledger Ave, Motueka

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DAVID SIDNEY HARRIS Passed away peacefully with family on April 11th, 2019, at Jack Inglis Friendship Hospital, Motueka; aged 76 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Margaret, adored father and father-in-law of Nina and Andrew, Glen, Naomi and Chris; and cherished grandfather of Douglas, Celia, Meg and Eilidh McGhie and Joshua, Jordan, Caleb and Susana Pickett. "To be with Christ; which is far better" Philippians 1:23 The funeral service to celebrate David's life will be held in Tasman Bible Church, 6 Williams Road, Tasman on Thursday April 18th, at 1.00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Mission Aviation Fellowship (a charity dear to David's heart) would be appreciated and may be made at the service. Golden Bay Funeral Directors

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HEDGE trimming, Tree work, Flax removal, Gardening. Pls contact Matt 021 261 3501 references available.

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2 RESIDENTIAL properties for sale or swap for land or house and land, in country max 30min drive from Mot. 1) in CBD, house 100m², land 1,450m², 3 bed. 2) 5min drive from Mot, house 125m², land 966m², 3 bed. For enquiries contact 03 5284933 after 7pm or 027 256 8527 to discuss negotiation.

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1 BEDROOM private furnished batch, Riwaka suitable for full time worker No Pets $250 per week enquires phone 0211812473

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Opportunity that runs rings around the rest Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Delivering Excellence

As a leading Australasian manufacturer and supplier of quality wood products, we’re delivering excellence not only to customers, but also to those in our team. We’re a business that’s well established, well respected and well equipped to provide our people with all they need for a fulfilling and rewarding future.

Machine Operators - Nelson Your career, your goals, your drive. Our people are our success. If you’re thinking about a career change, or a manufacturing role that will challenge and motivate you, then join us, as we are looking for Operators at our Eves Valley Sawmill. What’s on offer? • Career and development opportunities • On the job coaching and training by highly dedicated industry experienced Managers • Learning and educational support towards National Certificates and qualifications • Various shift patterns and hours of work (depending on what suits your lifestyle) • An awesome, supportive team culture – an opportunity to develop lifelong friendships! • An opportunity to be employed in a long term, primary industry within NZ If you are eager to learn, or have experience, willing to get stuck in and give new things a go, mechanically minded, a team player, and motivated, then this is a great chance to build your career with us. In return we offer a competitive wage plus various benefits including superannuation and medical scheme. If you think you’ve got what it takes to perform this role in our business, then we’re keen to talk with you! Please apply online to express your interest in joining our Nelson team. Visit to find out more about working for us.

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MHS mountain-bikers achieve great results It was all about pedal power for the 17 mountain-bikers from Motueka High School who competed from Friday, 29 March through to Sunday, 31 March at the South Island Schools mountain-biking competition. The 17 local bikers, all male, contributed to the field of more than 400 from all around the south island. “It was a fantastic learning experience for everyone involved. The boys were really fantastic,” says Peter Allan, coordinator for Motueka High School mountain-biking. The three-day event was “very well run” by Bike Methven at Mt Hutt Bike Park, which has over 30km of XC, downhill and single track trails. The Park’s trail networks vary from a family-friendly XC loop to epic single tracks, double-black diamond technical descents and with some nice climbs to link it all together. Our local competitors rode in a range of races from enduro events on Friday, downhill on Saturday and XC on Sunday. For many it was their first taste of a big event, and Peter says great fun was had by all with no major injuries. Their attendance was made possible by the exceptional parental support they had and Peter says “it was a great venue and great weather”. One of the more impressive results belonged to Ethan Woods

who was pipped at the post to finish just .4 of a second behind the winner. “Ethan put up a really fantastic fight which was really good,” says Peter. Other notable moments belonged to Connor Kenyon who suffered three flat tyres in his enduro race and Jody Stow who rode a flat tyre ¾ of a lap in a bid to reach the technical zone.

Result highlights – Ethan Woods 2nd XC U15 Bryce Walker 10th DH U16 & 16th U16 Enduro Jody Stow 14th DH U17 & 15th U17 Enduro Oliver Bradley 16th U14 Enduro Hamish Creagh 20th DH U14 Jesse King 21st DH U20 Flynn Skillicorn 34th U15 Enduro Flynn Skillicorn lets it rip on the course.

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17 April 2019  

Tasman Community Newspaper

17 April 2019  

Tasman Community Newspaper