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Precious bundles

A very special bundle of love and warmth is shortly about to find its way to some very precious real-life bundles, thousands of miles away. The women of Motueka’s Crafty Tarts and organiser Carolanne Paynter, have for the fourth year running managed to knit and have donated by other knitters, a whole assortment of beautiful babies tops, booties, hats and more which are to be given to newborn babies in 12 hospitals of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, located in central Africa. Over 25 volunteer women have contributed, with the aim of sending a gift from the women of our village to the women of their village. Story continues on page 8. Photo: Some of the Crafty Tarts of Motueka with Carolanne Paynter, third from left.

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New hospice half way there

The new Nelson Tasman Hospice facility is on track for completion in early 2019 with staff and patients set to move in next March. The total cost of the new hospice is $11.5 million. The hospice is contributing $7.5 million to the project and that’s left $4 million to raise. The hospice cares for over 160 patients at any one time with most being looked after in their own homes in the Nelson Tasman region. The design for the new hospice includes 10 patient units, day stay rooms, space for families to spend time together, as well as outdoor areas. It will also include storage for the hospice equipment that is used in the community.

generosity.” Paul has a message for those thinking about supporting the hospice. “If you are thinking of donating to this essential free service in our community, there are plenty of opportunities and options to donate. Just get in touch and we can help. “I want to thank those who have given so far as any amount helps us towards our target. “We have no government funding for this project so we really do rely on the generosity of our wonderful community,” he says. The framing is well underway at the hospice site in Suffolk Road, Stoke. The building will be closed in by the end of June. “There will be a flat built, Hospice CEO Frans Dellebeke is targeted mainly for delighted with the progress. families of patients “There has been some challenging weather they have had to deal with from the Tasman region so it’s really exciting to be at this point so that they can stay there and to show how well the building is while visiting their family going. Standing here makes it seem member,” says Paul. real.” “I’m excited as the site is an ideal “I’m pleased to say $2 million has location, the building is going well been raised so far, so there’s just $2 and the gardens will be such a feamillion to go,” says Marketing and ture when they are planted.” Fundraising Manager Paul McIntyre. “The community, businesses and grant Photo: CEO Frans Dellebeke bodies have responded with amazing inside the framing of the building.

Voice up Members of the public from across the region are invited to meet with the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction panel in Nelson, May 3. Inquiry Chair Professor Ron Paterson says it is important that Inquiry panel members listen well to a wide range of communities and stakeholders. To ensure as many perspectives as possible are heard, panel members are travelling around New Zealand attending a series of regional meetings to hear from people with a range of backgrounds and views. The Nelson meeting will take place Thursday 3 May, 5pm, Seminar Centre, Braemar Campus, Nelson Hospital. Panel members are keen to hear from interested parties and other groups and individuals who want to share their thoughts and ideas for improvements. This includes Maori, Pacific peoples, young people, and people with disabilities, LGBTIQA+ groups, people living in rural communities, the elderly, veterans, minority, immigrant and refugee populations, victims of violence and people in correctional facilities.

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A chance to show our furry friends we care This Thursday, April 26, sees the opening of a new and much awaited SPCA Op shop in Motueka. The shop has been 18 months in the planning and new store manager, local woman Gemma Shakes, is excited to be opening the doors. “All the money raised will go to animals who need it most,” says Gemma. SPCA New Zealand is a New Zealand charitable society who work to promote the humane treatment of animals. The store enjoys a spacious and wheelchair accessible shop floor with room for its clothes, bric a brac, furniture, books, electrical appliances and more. It is located by Motueka’s well-known clock tower corner, at 400 High Street. There are six volunteers currently and many other hands which have gone into the organising. The shop will open Monday to Friday, 9.30 to 4pm and Saturday’s 10 to 1pm. Animal crazy For Gemma, the shop is the perfect role as she gets to blend her love of animals with her passion for op shops as both a customer and for what they can provide for a community. “I have 19 animals at home, so you could say I love animals,” Gemma said. The shop welcomes people to make donations between 9am and 4.30, Monday to Friday. “Please do not leave any goods outside the shop. There is no shelter and we would end up throwing items away and then no animal benefits from the perceived donation,” said Gemma. The current team of volunteers would also welcome more to join them. “There may be more people out there who love animals and want to help a good cause. Even a couple of hours a week of help is appreciated,” Gemma said. The SPCA is a charity that helps protect animals who are sick, injured, lost, abused or simply abandoned. Every year, across the 40 SPCA Centres over 45,000 animals go through their doors and 14,000 animal welfare complaints. A nation of animal lovers “As a charity, we rely almost entirely on the generosity of New Zealanders to carry out our life-saving work, as we receive only a small amount of government funding. The majority of our income comes from public donations, bequests and our own fundraising initiatives,” stated Gemma. SPCA New Zealand’s animal welfare education programme teaches compassion and responsible behaviour towards animals. The programme helps children recognise that all creatures matter, not just those we regard as cute, friendly or economically beneficial. The SPCA has an animal shelter complex in Nelson and they would love to be able to establish a fully equipped shelter in the Motueka district. Funds raised from the new shop may well go towards such future projects as it develops.

Photo: From left, Andrea Highet volunteer, and Gemma Shakes store manager standing proud at the new op shop.

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Will you be commemorating ANZAC in anyway this year?


Motueka “As it falls in the school holidays there is nothing I’ve planned. We didn’t organise anything at school.”


Motueka “I will probably celebrate my birthday as people have the day off. Nothing ANZAC based in particular.”


Motueka “I know it is an important day for NZ. We will enjoy family time and have fun on the day off.”


Mapua “I will probably go to the ANZAC service at Mapua. I go most years.”

Freedom camping try again Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis has announced the members of the working group that will develop solutions to freedom camping issues. The working group was announced in March following a meeting between Kelvin and 32 mayors and deputy mayors from across the country. “The issues around freedom camping are complex and require a well-considered response. What works for one council and community doesn’t necessarily work for others. The mayors called for a working group to properly look at the issues and I fully support that,” Kelvin says. “The working group will provide me with recommendations for improving the way we manage freedom camping in New Zealand and will be made up of nine people from across local government, industry and key central government agencies. “I expect the working group’s recom-

mendations to cover practical actions we can take to support councils ahead of the 2018/19 peak season, as well as any policy or regulatory changes to the freedom camping system that might be required over the longer term.” The local government representatives, nominated by Local Government New Zealand, are Rotorua District Mayor Steve Chadwick, Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult, Central Otago District Mayor Tim Cadogan, and Christchurch City Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner, three of whom will be on the working group at any one time. The tourism industry and campers are represented by Chris Roberts of Tourism Industry Aotearoa, Grant Webster of Tourism Holdings Limited and Bruce Lochore of the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association. The three government agencies most involved with freedom camping will be able to advise on the

policy development front. These agencies are the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), which is in charge of tourism policy, the Department of Internal Affairs, which has a role in administering the Freedom Camping Act 2011, and the Department of Conservation, whose land is covered by the Act. Kelvin has released the terms of reference outlining the scope and expectations of the group. “The goal is to address challenges around the impact of

freedom camping on local communities and the environment, while at the same time enabling individual communities to take advantage of the opportunities freedom camping presents. “As a first step the group will need to have a good look at the place of freedom camping in New Zealand’s tourism and recreation offering, taking into account all the different types of Kiwis and international visitors who use this method of travel – backpackers, trampers, retirees, recreationalists such as surfers and hunt-

ers, and so on. This information will need to form the basis for all of the group’s recommendations.” The working group is expected to have their first meeting by 4 May 2018 and to report to Kelvin by no later than 31 July 2018 with an outline of their planned work programme and any progress made up to that point. The full Terms are available at: www.mbie.govt.nz/ info-services/sectorsindustries/tourism/documents-image-library/ freedom-campingworking-group-termsof-reference.pdf

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Third team on horizon

It’s week four of the Enhanced Taskforce Green project, where two teams of workers are helping clean up properties after the impact of ex-cyclone Gita, particularly around Riwaka and Marahau and the Brooklyn area. Last Tuesday Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne, Recovery Manager Richard Kirby, Rural Support Trust Chair Edwin Newport and MSD Labour Market Manager Lynne Williams visited orchards where two groups of Taskforce Green Workers were clearing the silt and mud away from the fruit trees. Mayor Richard Kempthorne says the Tasman District Council was very grateful for the work crews and the difference they were making in what was often unpleasant work. “It has been an excellent example of collaboration between the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), Tasman District Council, Vetel, the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) and the Tasman Rural Support Trust. Julian Raine from HortNZ has also been pivotal in getting this assistance off the ground by helping the Rural Trust identify orchardists who need help to clear and repair orchards,” he said. “I am really impressed the way everyone has pulled together to make this project work,” he said. Seeing is believing Kelvin, one of the Taskforce Green workers said they had been “blown away by the extent of damage on some properties. We moved around 80 tonnes of debris on one orchard and saw in places how radically deep the water coming through from the main event was.” The big push for the workers is to get the silt

away from the trees, so they have enough oxygen to survive and Kelvin showed the root-like tendrils that some trees are putting out above the soil, in their bid to survive. This week, the workers were on Thomas Brothers’ Orchard on Dehra Doon Road – one of the areas worst affected by flooding. Manager Steve Thomas says they hadn’t had a close look at some of the worst parts of the orchard yet – but were instead focusing their efforts on the apple harvest. “Having the Taskforce Green workers to help to clear silt away from our trees, gives those trees a much better chance of survival he said. “I think that for orchardists it’s very heartening to see the community chipping in to help out. Knowing we are not alone is probably the biggest thing for us,” he said. The workers reward For the Taskforce Green workers themselves, being able to help the community has been a major driver for them. “It does seem never ending sometimes, but knowing that we are helping feels good,” one worker explained. “I figure that the trees we save also mean more jobs for people to go to over the years and for me, I’m hoping to get full-time work after this project ends.” MSD Labour Market Manager Lynne Williams says that service centres have seen unemployed people coming in and wanting to help with the clean-up. “The Success of the first teams’ efforts and the amount of urgent and on-going work required has enabled us to set up a third Taskforce Green work team and after training, they will be starting by the end of the month,” she said.

Safety improvements As part of its annual minor safety improvements programme, NZ Transport Agency crews will soon begin working at a number of intersections on State Highway 60 in Tasman District, Three Brothers Corner to Mapua turn-off, Mapua Drive. Work will start at Pukeko Lane and will include a new right turn bay off SH60, changes to road surface markings at Lansdowne Road and Mapua Drive intersections and a roadside safety barrier near Research Orchard Road. Work will be carried out during the daytime with a small amount of night work to minimise

traffic delays. Road users around Pukeko Lane are most likely to be aware of these works. The Transport Agency thanks everyone for slowing around areas of temporary speed reductions while this work is completed before winter. New right hand turn bay into Pukeko Lane: Pukeko Lane is north-west of Appleby, Tasman District. How to stay up to date: www.nzta.govt. nz/traffic

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localfolk Talitha Walterfang

At 31 years of age, local artist and photographer Talitha Walterfang has amassed an impressive portfolio of works which showcases her homegrown talent in painting portraits, surrealist style dream sequences, photographing women in pregnancy and more. Talitha, born in a rural village in Germany, has lived in Motueka for 20 years and is a devoted mother of two, who enjoys working on art projects as time allows, for the love of art. She has been drawing and creating since a young child and found her childhood environment inspiring in nature. Talitha is almost entirely self-taught. She spent a brief time in formal art education but decided at the time that it was too restricting for her and not taking her work in the right direction. However, it was only eight years ago that she started to play with photography as art. “When my eldest daughter was born, I bought a camera to take pics of her and then developed a passion for photo artwork, from then. Being a mum changed my life and my connection with life.” “The biggest influence in my work has been the artistry of my grandmother. She was a beautiful portrait artist,” Talitha said. This is evident in the many stunning portraits Talitha has achieved. One of the most intriguing and eye-catching photography projects Talitha has and is still undertaking is to capture pregnant women in their natural and beautiful state. But just taking a snap is not enough for this talented woman, she enjoys first creating temporary art designs on their bodies, unique to each mother to be, then finding natural environments to shoot them in. None of the images are for commisions but shot to provide the woman with a precious keep safe and for Talitha to explore her passion. “I think pregnant woman look simply beautiful and amazing. I love capturing them in this special time of life.” “For me, it has not been about using my art to make money, but to express my self, to capture magical moments for others and because I have ideas or images that ask to be created into life,” said Talitha. Talitha is concerned with the commercialism of art and conducting art as business as this can take away from the inner impulses of idea and expression, in order to produce a set outcomen. “Art is my passion. I do not want anything to taint my love for it and my relationship with my subjects but an exhibition may be good” To see Talitha’s talented works visit ; www. facebook.com/TalithaWalterfangArt

Stay fit and have fun this winter

It may be cold and dark and hard to move off the sofa to keep up with exercise or socialising, but there are multiple benefits to be had during winter to keeping active and social, both physical and mental. An activity which promises to get your heart rate pumping from movement and excitement is the modern jive, also known as Ceroc. Classes will be held for beginners and intermediate, followed by a social dance, over eight weeks this late Autumn, at Lower Moutere Hall. Under the experienced and passionate coaching of accomplished dancer and teacher Stefan Miller. Over 16’s who are keen to dust off their

dance shoes and give it a whirl, whether a beginner or experienced, are invited to join in jiving the night away. “I started classes a couple of months ago and I have already made new friends, toned up and feel so glad to be back on the dance floor just having a good time,” said one newcomer last term. “It is my bit of me fun time for the week.” The challenge for Stefan is, within a 60-minute session, to have dancers enjoying dancing to a threeminute track. Each Tuesday from May 1 to June 19. Intermediate class 7pm, Beginners class 8pm and freestyle dancing from 9pm. For information email: cerocnelson@

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Syria and the worldwide refugee crisis.

Come along and hear internationally acclaimed author, Firooz Zadeh talk about “Syria and the Worldwide Refugee Crises” Firooz Zadeh has four award winning books and has been a lecturer on cruise ships for 12 years. Firooz will talk about the great migration of refugees. So many are so desperate to flee. He will speak about their tragic journeys to find new homes. An interesting and entertaining speaker. Wednesday 2nd May, 2pm-3.30pm Celebrating New Zealand Music Month. We are celebrating and showcasing some of our local musical talent. May is NZ Music Month - a time to celebrate our music, our musicians, our heritage and our creative spirit. Motueka Public Library is hosting three lunchtime concerts showcasing students from the Motueka High School. Come and listen to these young performers and enjoy our homegrown talent. It is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in this New Zealand wide promotion. Concerts are on Friday 4th May, 11th May,18th May from 1.30pm-2pm Autumn Poetry – Motueka Library Join us in celebrating autumn poetry in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Share your own poems or a favourite poem. Discover wonderful poetry books and meet other poetry lovers. Friday 27th April from 2pm-3pm

Cover story continued. Carolanne spends three months a year in the country and personally hands over the crafted items to grateful mothers. “The Congo is one of the poorest countries in the world and often parents only have one cloth item of clothing for their kids. As most babies are born underweight, having warm and practical clothing is essential to helping them survive in an environment with a high infant immortality rate,” said Carolanne. In 2016, infant mortality rate for Democratic Republic of the Congo was 72 deaths per 1,000 live births. Infant mortality rate of Democratic Republic of the Congo fell gradually from 111.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1997 to 72 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2016. “When I was last over there, for the first time, I saw a mother who had given the baby items which she was given by myself the year before, to another new mum and baby. This was great as it means the clothes are now undergoing a second round of help.” Infant mortality remains a serious problem in sub-Saharan Africa with ten live births resulting on average in almost one death before age 12 months. Although intense global effort to reduce infant mortality has been successful in this region, the speed of the decline varies across countries. An important impediment to progress may be the recurring or prolonged conflicts and political instability that characterize many countries in sub-Saharan Africa

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2 Medium Onions (diced) 4 Cloves garlic 4 tbsp curry powder 10 Carrots, peeled and diced 2 litres vegetable stock 1 can coconut cream Bunch of coriander

Dice and Sauté the onions, garlic and curry powder in oil until onion turns clear, being careful not to burn the curry powder on the bottom. Add the carrots and cook for a further few minutes Add the vegetable stock and cook until the carrots are tender Take off the heat and whiz with a stick whiz or blender. Season to taste To achieve a beautiful smooth consistency strain through a large sieve. Serve with coconut cream and garnish with coriander Follow my food journey on facebook.com/love.nourish.repeat/ or lovenourishrepeat.com

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Men can’t dance?

Although not talked about, stress and anxiety are common experiences for men. How can men of all ages learn skills to live well with emotions, stress and fear of daily living or life events? Jaime Howell, director of Opening Minds, is hoping to help men answer some of the questions through offering men across our region a unique opportunity to attend an event, Men Cant Dance? The event is an integration of Jaime’s fifteen years experience of mindfulness teaching together with the practice of Open Floor dancing. The workshop will run May 5, at Nelson’s Victory Community Centre, but Jamie is interested in males attending from Tasman also. “Open Floor is an exploration of free movement and of oneself through movement. We move with our whole body, our whole heart, our big mind, connected to the vast mystery of life.” What to expect The day will involve using music to find a way into the body, no dance experience necessary. “It is not really about dance, it’s about trusting the innate intelligence of the body to move and that that is healing,” said Jaime. Open Floor uses guided solo and group inquiries that help men to see how emotions are stored in the body. Andrew Stephenson, a participant in last years event, says, “the workshop was something new for me. Being in a group of men gave me confidence. The music and the guided inquires were powerful, I had some fresh insights during the event about some things that were causing me difficulties. It was obvious to me that there was a lot of joy and aliveness in the room.” After a decade following Celia Lashle working with young men in schools and communities, and three years training in Open Floor, Jaime is bringing something new to help men of all ages integrate body and mind to live well, communicate well, to have functioning relationships.

New ways of seeing and being Effects of stress, chronic busyness and fear all live in our bodies, in our postures. Jaime says “For years education has attempted to provide help through talks and lectures but it’s not enough, we have to integrate new knowledge structures into our bodies.” Mindfulness has exploded around the world for good reason. Neuroscience has enabled us to see the positive changes in the structure of the brain and the nervous system happening through mindfulness. “As a male I notice in almost every workshop I attend, men are dramatically outnumbered by woman. It is as if men want help to change but there is a barrier, and I think it has much to do with the way stereotypes men face and the silence that can lead to” says Jaime. “This kind of education is something our fathers did not have access to. To explore with our bodies in movement takes it further, this is far different from attending a lecture or a talk, the potential for growth is huge.”

“We realise that for men to show up to something like this takes courage. The word dance can create expectations, what we are offering will be supportive. Participants will be guided and there will be other processes happening too alongside the dance. You do not have to be stressed and anxious to attend either, men might want to come to this event to simply experience connection, movement and joy,” For more info visit; www.openfloor.co.nz

Mayor welcomes WIL Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne says the news WIL has met its subscription target is good news for urban water users, as well as the rural sector. “The partnership approach is better for everyone. Sharing the costs of a water security scheme allows us to gain wider benefits than the Council could achieve on its own. By that I mean we can meet our urban water supply needs for the next 100 years, supplement river flows in the Waimea to improve ecosystem health, and support the regional economy by providing secure water for primary producers. “The Waimea Community Dam is the costeffective option that solves several problems at once. By working together we can achieve a lot more than any of us could by going it alone.” Richard says the Council has been clear

that the dam will not happen without a confirmed financial contribution from irrigators on the Plains. “The fact WIL has met its subscription target, allowing it to contribute $16.5 million to the project in direct funding from irrigators, shows the strength of commitment from producers on the Plains towards their own future water security.” Richard says the confirmed funding adds another piece to the suite of information the Council needs before its final decision whether to proceed with the dam. “We’re getting closer to that point now. Other information we need within the next couple of months to gain the complete picture includes a construction tender price and a decision from Nelson City Council on its contribution.”


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Set yourself free with the voices and sounds of Zulu Love

Artists paradise After a successful Whimsical Christmas market at Riverside Café’s green, there is going to be an Artists Market on Sunday 29th April, from 10am to 3pm. Rained off postponement date is Sunday, May 6. This will be a chance to see local artists’ skills and products. For more info visit; www.facebook.com/RiversideCafeNZ

“We sing about our lives, our communities – singing sets us free,” say members of Zulu Love, soon at Motueka. Celebrate the soaring voices of Zulu Love at the Channel Arts Centre, Motueka two performances only, Saturday, April 28, 7.30pm and Sunday, April 29, 7.30pm Zulu Love is a group of musicians based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The sing-

ers are reputed to be world class and have sung at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics and the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. They have also starred in global touring productions of major South African musicals such as Stimela the Musical and Spirit and Bones. Their unique ‘Isicathamiya’ singing style - a type of African acapella music – shot to worldwide

Letters Dear Editor, Addressed to: Mayor Kempthorne In response to Save Our Springs’ presentation on April 5th of a 13,000 signature petition to Tasman District Council requesting protection of Te Waikoropupu Springs from increased intensive dairy farming, you said it would be illegal to decline irrigation consent applications your council received. However, according to section 8.5 of the Takaka FLAG summary report of Dec 2016 “new permits to take water where there are no allocation limits (the current situation for Takaka) are restricted discretionary activities, meaning they CAN be declined”. Question to the Mayor:

Are you now willing to promise no new permits until the Water Conservation Order takes effect, and if not why not, please? Steve Penny, Founder, Save our Springs campaign. 29 Commercial St, Takaka

fame largely thanks to Paul Simon, who collaborated with the Durban based group Ladysmith Black Mambazo on his 1986 Graceland album. LBM then went on to carve out a highly-successful international career winning numer-

ous Grammy Awards. Isicathamiya is a Zulu word that translates as ‘in a stalking way’ or cat-like. The singing technique that takes its name was born in the South African mines at the turn of the 20th Century

when Zulu workers living in hostels or allmale dorms would secretly sing to each other in low voices. Post-apartheid, it is now sung loudly and proudly and focuses on achieving perfect rhythm and harmony between the singers.

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Random drug testing aids safety

Random drug testing of drivers is a necessary tool in the struggle against the increasing carnage on our roads, Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne says. Responding to the Associate Minister of Transport Julie-Anne Genter’s indication that funding for proposed random drug testing of drivers by police is questionable, Richard said the Minister may not appreciate the devastating impact on communities affected by drug driving. “Unfortunately it is a fact there is an increasing number of drivers on our roads under the influence of cannabis and P. It is even more unfortunate that these drivers are involved in crashes causing death or serious injury – we have seen that all too clearly in Tasman District. “To not support efforts to combat this rising threat and pro-

vide a deterrent to the behaviour effectively gives drivers who choose to drive under the influence of drugs a free pass. “We all know the success the drink driving campaigns have had over the last few years but they have also had the back up of appropriate testing. Without a strong reason to suspect drug use, our police are not able to carry out roadside impairment tests for drugs. With the power to carry out random testing, they would have the opportunity to prevent druginduced accidents. “I personally – and I believe this is a sentiment shared by the wider community – want our police to be the fence at the top of the cliff rather than simply joining the ambulances at the bottom. “Knowing what caused a crash is one thing, identifying those at risk of causing one before happens is better.”

Police Report Crimestoppers: totally anonymous information line: 0800 555 111 Hi Everyone, NZ Police have a Mission….To be the Safest Country. A big part of achieving this mission is the prevention of crime. A big part of Prevention is Awareness. Criminals are constantly inventing new and devious ways to commit offences and cybercrime is a great example of this. Many victims of cybercrime have considered themselves pretty clued up and savvy. They are hugely shocked to discover they have been scammed. These scammers are constantly evolving their methods to appear relevant and legitimate which means you must be constantly aware that the information being fed to you may be false. It is not unusual for some scammers to spend months setting you up for a scam. They can befriend you via social media and fool you into believing you have developed a great relationship with them. Therefore you don’t mind when they are requiring some sort of financial assistance, especially as they are intending to pay you back…….these situations occur frequently and often the victim is left too embarrassed to tell anyone about it. Other scammers will target those who have lost a family member, pretending to represent a company that is holding funds belonging to the deceased and requiring payment of transaction fees in order to pass over the funds to you. I have also seen reports where the scammer has hacked your friend’s Facebook account and then sent you a message requesting funds urgently as they are in trouble. In these cases, a simple phone call to your friend should be able to sort that one out! And of course, there are still those who call you to advise there is a problem with your computer, keep you on the phone and gain access to your personal logins, passwords, and account details. I call on you all to be alert and aware that the person you are communicating with, be it on the phone or via social media may not be who they say they are. Do not give out any personal information and if you are in any doubt tell someone about it. Often a “fresh set of eyes” will spot something you may not have picked up on. www. netsafe.org.nz is a great source of information, tips and guides. I encourage you to visit this website and familiarise yourselves with its content. If you believe you have been the victim of cybercrime, please call NZ Police. We may not be able to recover your funds but we will take your complaint (this can be done over the phone) and put you in touch with support services should you require it. Stay Safe Toni

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What the Dickens?

Following on from her successful Promise and Promiscuity tour with Arts On Tour in 2014, Penny Ashton swaps Jane Austen for Charles Dickens and brings orphaned hero Olive and a squalid gaggle of hilarious Victorians, to crusty life. Penny hits Tasman’s Playhouse Theatre, Mapua on Friday 27 April, dinner from 6pm, show 8pm. Tickets $20 from The Playhouse and Beggs. Folks over the hill can see Penny at The Mussel Inn, Monday 30 April, 8pm, Onekaka. Tickets $15 book; Eventfinda or door sales if available. “A rollicking romantic musical journey through fifteen gin-

soaked characters told with song, dance and questionable personal hygiene. It’s Oliver! meets Blackadder with a saucy feminine twist,” say promoters. Ashton’s tourde-force won the Press Critic’s ‘Iron Chicken award for best indoor show at the Christchurch International Buskers’ Festival this year and Best Overall Show at the Victoria Fringe in Canada 2017. Penny Ashton is NZ’s own global comedienne having performed over 600 solo shows all over the world. She has represented New Zealand in Theatresports and Performance Poetry and in 2017 performed 88 shows in 22 towns

in 5 countries. She is a regular and original panellist on Radio NZ National’s ‘The Panel’, is a social commentator on Breakfast TV and Newstalk, and is a busy marriage celebrant and jazz hand enthusiast. This tour is Penny’s fourth for Arts on Tour, over eight years and the biggest yet. “She cannot wait to travel through beautiful Tasman in the Trusty Arts on Tour van,” said organisers.


Dear Sir or Madam I write as an individual. Tasman District Council (TDC) have done very well to find common ground regarding the grandstand. All interested parties (Golden Bay Shared Recreational Facility (GBSRF), grandstand supporters, and TDC) have agreed to site the grandstand in the car park between the new building and the St John rooms, and the new building is now fully open. With those major hurdles overcome TDC will now be able to freshly assess the situation with the best interests of the district in mind. The two courses of action are either 1. trial the grandstand in situ for a period of time at no cost to TDC or GBSRF (keeping the option of shifting it later should it prove necessary). It only needs the stairs reinstating and two groups have already offered to do this. This would preserve all the heritage value of this building and have it available for the next A&P show and probably the coming rugby season. Or 2. moving it 18m sideways at a cost of $100,000 to ratepayers and $200,000-$300,000 to supporters over a time period that probably covers years and involves cutting the top off, moving it off TDC land, restoration, the consenting and construction of a new bottom, and then moving it back to 18m from its original location. Please encourage all councillors and the Golden Bay Community Board members to choose wisely by contacting them c/o TDC.



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Sharing the work means sharing the joy Animal lovers Lili and Dave Wenzel have recently launched their new animal-friendly website ‘Sharemypet. co.nz’ and are offering free annual membership. Share My Pet is a website that creates a platform to connect pet owners with people in the local community that wish to look after pets. It combines the love of animals with sharing and caring. Share my Pet is currently free for 12 months. Our pets are completely dependent on us. Many people work long hours and pets are often left at home alone. “There are lots of people in the community, who for one reason or another, would love to offer their time and love to look after a pet,” said Lili. Great feedback so far Since the website went live Dave and Lili have had been excited by the positive response from locals.

So far, the site has had many carers sign up. Carers are people who wish to look after other peoples pets. One of the challenges is getting people to overcome their fears of sharing their pets. “We all love our pets and want the best for them and for some people the idea of sharing them is hard. Some people can be worried about it at first but then when they meet the carers, the fear goes away. We believe that pets can only benefit from more love, more walks and more care.” Making it simple The couple say that through the on-site messaging system you can get a really good idea of what the carers are like and decide if you feel they might be suitable for your pet. Then you can arrange to meet in a neutral space and see whether they are someone you can trust with your beloved pet. At any point, you can decide this is not the right person for you and your pet.

Dave says, “ Our two dogs are part of our family and we love them wholeheartedly. Through the Share My Pet website we have now connected with two wonderful carers

that share in the love of our dogs. We know from the first meeting that these people were trustworthy, sensible and capable of spending time with our pooches. Our dogs

now get three times the love, attention and exercise as before.” Helping animals Dave and Lili aim to support charity organisations such as SPCA,

SPAW and various animal shelters as Share My Pet develops and increases in membership. “We are interested not just in improving the lives of our beloved pets but to

help animals that are less fortunate too. For more information check out their website: www.sharemypet. co.nz, blogs and facebook page.

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Photo: Dad Chris enjoyed special father daughter time with wee cutie Charlotte, last Sunday, at the Jester House Cafe, Tasman. The slippery eels were an eye catcher for bubs. Aleisha Oakly, Amy Cumming-Holden and Lily Quan. Amy and Lily made six dozen cupcakes and iced another five dozen the day before. They enjoyed playing waiter, walking around sharing cakes with students. Credit Susan Fenemor

Photo: Hannah Newport, teacher Ms Kellie Doreen, Chanel McGaveston is handing over a cupcake made by her and her classmates. Credit to Susan Fenemor

Photo above: Tasman Mako Rupena Parkinson coaches local kids at the holiday Rugby Clinic. Photo left: Mark Cochrane, Rugby Development Officer, got stuck in coaching kids at the recent rugby clinic.

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Japanese Soul Food Paper Nautilus Café is so many wonderful things: a quick stop for a fast brew in the mornings, a place to read or catch up on emails, an escape to indulge in magnificent coffee and fresh food, and somewhere that fills you with good feelings. Paper Nautilus Café have just celebrated their first year in business and their fine food, coffee, atmosphere and friendly service keeps customers coming back for more. You’ll find Paper Nautilus Cafe in the middle of Motuekas High St, a retro café table with chairs graces the wide foot path and the aroma of fresh coffee gently rouses your senses as you walk through the door.

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Along the front counter is a range of flavoured syrups and an interesting collection of glass vials and scientific looking devices; which I later discover is used to brew syphon coffee.

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Ryu and Ryoko Takahashi of Paper Nautilus Cafe. Ryu Takahashi is a coffee genius, he loves coffee and uses Kush coffee beans at Paper Nautilus Cafe to produce some of the finest brews in Motueka. Ryoko, his wife, creates the best Japanese food available in Motueka and she is an expert baker. Since opening Paper Nautilus Café in High Street, the local couple have developed a well-deserved reputation for Japanese soul food and outstanding barrister coffee.

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It’s been a busy and challenging first year for the hard working couple but they have loved every minute of it. Ryu and Ryoko are passionate about using quality ingredients and it shows, one bite of their delicious food and you will taste the difference.

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190 High Street Fresh and delicious quality handrolled sushi. Ryu is busy at an impressive expresso machine crafting a flat white for a regular customer; various stencils hang on the wall behind him, waiting to become a chocolate or cinnamon dusted picture. The large counter wraps around a well-organized kitchen, allowing customers to watch Ryoko hand-roll her traditional sushi and prepare a variety of Japanese soul food. A much loved cake mixer sits upon her work bench, baking ingredients placed beside it, ready to bake another delicious sweet treat.

Ryoko’s delicious lemon chiffon cake Ryoko learnt to cook from her mother at a young age, quality food is her passion. She started her first cooking notebook when she was only ten years old and it was no surprise to hear that cooking was her favourite subject at school. Her eyes shine when she talks about creating dishes for Paper Nautilus Café, from delectable hand rolled sushi, traditional Japanese soul food to sweet treats. They also have a number of gluten free options available on their menu.

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The perfect brew, everytime. Ryu’s barista skills are legendary, not only does he create the perfect traditional NZ flat white, but he also uses a variety of other coffee brewing techniques depending on his customers tastes.

New on the menu - Okonomiyaki. A new and popular addition to the menu at Paper Nautilus Café is Okonomiyaki or Japanese pizza. Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning “how you like” or “what you like”, and yaki meaning “grill”. Drop into the café to try this mouth-watering dish for yourself. A very special coffee brewing method. Syphon and cold brew coffee making first began back in the 1830’s and has recently begun a resurgence in the café scene. Ryu is skilled at both techniques. As a boy Ryu would watch his father brew syphon coffee, he was fascinated by the method and would often ask him to brew another cup just so he could watch. Syphon coffee is made using two glass chambers where vapor pressure and vacuum interact to produce a great cup of coffee. It’s been said that syphon coffee making is the most theatrical of all brewing methods, but it’s the flavour that is the real surprise; unlike a traditional coffee machine, syphon made coffee is smooth and clean. Syphon coffee An 1830’s techique said to be the most theatrical of all the coffee brewing methods. It’s amazing to watch. Watching Ryu create a syphon coffee is an absolute treat, Paper Nautilus Cafe is the only place in Motueka which offers this technique. Another bonus for this techinque is that it requires no power to brew a syphon cofffee, this means if there is no power and still be sure to find a great coffee in Motueka and the Paper Nautllus Cafe. Coffee should not be treated as fast food, it’s slow food.” - Ryu Takahashi

Coffee professional Well worth the visit even just to try the delicious coffee, this place will take coffee drinking to a new level in Mot. The Barista really knows his stuff and was happy for him to explain to me about the different coffees he makes, I also enjoy Kush coffee which he uses. Great selection of food and nice to see something different. I wish them success. Mike C Christchurch

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Motueka’s favourite butcher Two years ago Jos Canton opened her distinctive gourmet butchery and deli Beefair in Motueka and hasn’t looked back. Jos worked as butcher for over a decade before starting Beefair; she had always wanted to open her own gourmet butchery/deli, so when the old Lummis Bros. Butchery building in High St became available it was the perfect opportunity to make her plans a reality.

Beefair, so much more than the local butchers. A wooden bookcase graces the wall just inside the door at Beefair. The bottom shelf is crammed with inspirational cookbooks which customers are able to browse for ideas and recipes. On the top shelf is a large variety of local products, gourmet oils, seasonings and other delicacies to tempt your taste buds. The meat cabinets at Beefair are filled with an array of different choices. One cabinet is entirely dedicated to the flavoursome sausages and saveloys which Jos and her team make in store. Another cabinet contains the choicest cuts of fresh meat in Motueka, thick juicy steaks and mounds of beautifully marbled beef mince. We are so lucky to have such a fine selection of meat available right here in Motueka.

Jos Canton, Motuekas favourite butcher.

Beefair offers so many options, from handcrafted sausages made in store, to tempting platters, various cheeses, oils, honey, fresh salads, free range eggs, coffee, fresh vegetables, prime beef steak and even goat meat. Their products are great value for money and often their meat is cheaper than you will find at the supermarket.

Beefair is well known by locals for being far much more than the local butchers. A steady stream of returning customers is testament to their outstanding food, prime meat cuts and the personal service that greets you when you walk through their doors. It’s a place to find some lunch or discover something very special for your evening meal. Husband Sean joins the Beefair team full-time. Beefair has grown so much that Jos’s husband Sean is leaving his present job at ITM, and next week is officially joining their team full time. Sean has been a pillar of strength and support since Jos first opened in 2016. “He’s my rock” say’s Jos. From coming in during his lunch time to help with dishes to returning at the end of the day to assist with clean up. Jos is very much looking forward to seeing more of Sean as the husband and wife team work together to ensure that Beefair remains the best gourmet butchery and deli that Motueka has ever seen.

A selection of some of the organic goodies instore. What people are saying about Beefair.... “I’m so glad to have a proper butcher in Motueka! Fantastic service every time (and I go in a lot!) and great products - meat, cheeses, or deli meats. Happy to do custom cuts of meat or mincing or order things in specially, which is fantastic. And all the chicken and pork is free range.” “Best deli in town, great food! Awesome fresh and affordable ethically farmed meats, huuuuge selection of GF and other yummy deli foods... something for everyone. Once you try it you will be hooked.... and don’t get me started on Jos’ s new Jos-made sausages... YUM!!” “Absolutely the best value lunch in town, fantastic sandwiches, muffins and sausage rolls.”

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Harry Teakle is a familiar friendly face behind the counter at Beefair, he has been with Jos since not long after Beefair first opened and it’s obvious he loves his work. Knowledgeable and welcoming, Harry will help you to select the perfect cut for your next meal and answer any meaty questions you may have.


Quality sausage rolls fly out the door Beefair’s sausage rolls have also developed a huge reputation around town. Jos says they have gone from making half a dozen sausage rolls daily to around 150 of these pastry wrapped flavoursome savouries. And at just $2 for such a generous portion they fly out the door.

The many choices of sausages made instore Harry with a selection of tasty platters Healthy lunch options One of Beefairs best kept secrets are their delicious healthy meat and salad sandwiches. Maybe it’s not so much of secret anymore, as more and more people discover the many options available at Beefair. If you wish to try one these incredible value for money $4,50 sandwiches. Or for just $5 you can indulge in a sandwich and a muffin, the best value lunch in town. I strongly suggest to go in before lunchtime as they almost always sell out. Beefair can provide catering for your next event Jos also provides catering and organises everything from three course dinner parties, weddings and event catering to workplace smoko shouts. Come in for chat about your catering requirements, Jos will be happy to assist you with everything you need for an amazing feast.

Come in and discover an assortment of tempting juicy sausages at Beefair, including gluten free options. There is a first rate selection of sausages to choose from and all manner of flavours to tickle your tastebuds. If you haven’t discovered the magic of Beefair you simply must go in for a visit. Beefair is a real asset to our town, with such friendly service and competitive prices. Jos and her enthusiastic team will always ensure you leave with a smile on your face.

Beefair is open week days from 6.30am – 5.30pm and on Saturday 8.30am - 1.30pm 117 High Street Motueka Phone 03 528 4284 beefairfoods@gmail.com

Feeling like something different for dinner? There is an amazing selection of quality meat at Beefair!





Junior rugby clinic is a big hit with the kids In preparation for the rugby season and to engage local children in healthy activity during the school holidays, a Motueka Junior Rugby Clinic was held on April 19 at Sportspark in Motueka. The day ran from 9am to 3pm and was enjoyed by over 90 kids from across the region. Five professional coaches from Tasman Rugby Union were on hand to lead the various activity stations, with help from nine local team coaches. Tasman Mako players Leicester Faingaanuku and Rupena Parkinson were part of the passionate facilitators. Sessions included tackling/ rippa, catch & pass, kicking, evasion and ball into contact skills. “This is my first year taking part in a clinic and I am loving it, there is areal com-

munity focus here today,” said Mark Cochrane, Rugby Development Officer. One of the organisers, Kara said, “It is all about giving the kids in the rural areas the same opportunity as city kids and growing great rugby players.” The aims of the Clinic were: To develop the rugby skills of youth in our area. Promote rugby Provide the same opportunities that larger towns and cities provide and to expose youth to rugby role models. All kids left with a goody bag. Organisers were pleased with the turnout and how much fun alongside learning was had. “We are looking forward to an even bigger and better clinic next year,” Kara said.

Only a medal is good enough for these girls Over 171 teams recently took part in the NZ Secondary Schools Volleyball Championships, comprising nearly 2,000 players, from 105 schools and Motueka High School Senior Girls’ team was the first team ever from Motueka to compete at the event, and they came home with the bronze medal in Division Four. “Some amazing volleyball was seen over the five days with the girls going to five sets before taking victory in a number of games. It was great to see the girls develop and support each other,” says manager Fiona Bryan. Participants were playing in 11 boys’ and girls’ divisions over five days. It is the largest indoor sporting event in New Zealand every year, and it’s bursting at the seams as more and more teams from around the country enter the Volleyball NZ-run event, after playing in their local and regional championships. The girls have booked their place for a return in 2019. An extended team Fiona’s management has been gratefully appreciated by players and parents alike along with gratitude for the hard work of Adrienne Fry, Sports Coordinator MHS, for arranging the travel, accommodation and supporting the fundraising. “We would like to say a special thanks to Bernard Enoka who has coached the girls for the past two seasons. Thanks also to Peter Leathley ,teacher, for promoting the game within Motueka High School and supporting the girls at the tournament. Thanks to the parents who coordinated fundraising activities and to the individual sponsors that supported the girls,” said Fiona. “Thanks to Motueka Electrical and Birdhurst Ltd for their sponsorship of Emma Langford.” Everyone involved wished the girls all the best for 2019.

Photo: from back row left, Fiona Bryan (manager), Hannah Kröger, Rowena Mosimann, Bernard Enoka (Coach), Peter Leathley (Teacher) Jade Heath-Keen, Emma Langford, Patri Martinez, Sherly Kengnok, Emily Bryan (Co-Captain), Jasmin Mossiman (Co-Captain)

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winner with a Stableford score of 41. 2nd Paul Hay 38 3rd Andrew Fenemor 37

Motueka Golf While the Club Champs progressed through the semi finals the rest of the mens field played a Nett round.

Penny Vincent won the ladies event with 39 points. A notable achievement as this is the fourth time Penny has won this trophy. 2nd Jacquie Martin with 35

This was won by Kevin Beach with an excellent Nett 67. 2nd Mike Mansfield 69 3rd Graham Shaw 70 4th Peter Johnson 70 5th Paul Hay 71.

Tasman 18H Men Stableford 18 April 2018 1 Ken Wood 43 pts 2 Eric Satherley 39 pts c/b 3 Alan Field 39 pts c/b Two’s: Keith Binns (17) Mike Walker (11)

Twos were scored by Paul Hay, Bob Valle, Peter Neil, Tema Faifua and Mike Inwood who won the very good jackpot with two Twos. The ladies played a Yellowball Stableford and this was won by the team of Grace Latimer, Jan Hope, Jacquie Martin and Sue Park with a Nett 75 Closest to the Pins were Craig Heuval and Liz Hall. Sunday saw the field competing for the Norm Evans Memorial Trophies over Stableford rounds. Rex Edwards proved to be a popular

18H Men Stableford 21 April - Rush Cup round 3 of qualifying: 1. Paul Stringer and Alan Tait 47 points 2. Derek Gray and Chris Jones 46 points 3. Pete Dunn and Colin Rush 44 points Nearest the Pin : Louis Lucas Perry Two’s: Paul Stringer & Eric Satherley 9H Women 23 April 2018 - Dobbie Plate (Net) 1 Shirley Heine 35 pt 2 Jill Gillan 39 pt 3 Pam Robert 40 pt

Shooting Tasman Small-bore Rifle Club At the Tasman Small-bore Rifle club night on 16 April the following scores were achieved: Barry Fickling 98.7 John Greenhough 98.6 Pete Walker 97.7 Viv Tibbs 95.3 Tim Greenhough 93.1 Andy Scott 86.1 Dave Adams 94.3 Heather Adams 93.2 Atawhai Teaukura 90.1 Krystal Thawley 92.2 Bradley Gale 70.0 92.1 Blair Hamilton 81.0

McKee also reminds hunters to ensure that they point their firearms in a safe direction, be mindful of where the muzzle is pointed at all times so that it doesn’t pass over yourself or anyone else. Also ensure your rifle is only loaded when you are about to take a shot and fully unload the rifle when you have taken the shot, when your game gets away or when you leave your hunting area. “Hunting is a healthy lifestyle that puts food on the tables of many families. Food, not sympathy cards should be donning our tables this roar – keep mindful and keep yourself and others around you safe,� urges McKee.

Darts 5th APRIL JULIE. 105. RACHAEL 120. STACEY 100x4, 140. ROB 100x2, 120. MANUAL 100x2, 120, 140. CLIVE 100x2, 125, 100, 146b. 12th APRIL. CLIVE. 100x5, 121. RACHAEL 134, ROB. 100x7, 101b, 121. STACEY. 100x3, 119x2, 135, 140, 160bđ&#x;‘?. BARRY. 100x3, 140x5. JULIE. 100x2, 140. MANUAL. 100x3, 120. 19th APRIL.


MANUAL. 100x3, 140x3. STACEY. 100x4, 119, 121, 122, 125, 140x5. PAUL. 100x2, 120x2. JULIE. 114. BARRY. 120, 138, 140, 180đ&#x;‘?. RACHAEL. 105. ROB. 100x3, 129, 100b, 140. PERA. 118b.

Motueka men 2nd div won 3-2 Nelson College Motueka men 3rd div lost 2-3 Wakefield Motueka men 4th div lost 4-5 Richmond Stags


Happy safe hunting Rugby Another weekend approaches where hunters will venture into the hills in search of a roaring stag. Firearms Safety Specialists consultant Nicole McKee warns hunters that if they become complacent with their handling they will become a statistic. �It’s as simple as counting one to seven,� says McKee “The seven basic rules of firearms safety�. Currently, there are multiple hunters and hunting parties in the same area of bush and their presence may not be known to each other. Making it essential that hunters fully identify their target beyond all doubt before they take their shot. Should you separate from a hunter in your own party you must cease hunting until you regain sight of each other.


Division 1 28/04/2018 Nelson: Galbraith Div 1 V Huia: Kahurangi Div 1 15:00 NEALE: 1 Vaughan Warburton Section A 28/04/2018 Takaka: Div 2 V Stoke: Freeman Roofing Div 2 13:15 TAKAKA: 1 Quinton Gately 28/04/2018 Combined: Valley Stags Div 2 V Riwaka: Aqua Taxi Div 2 13:15 TAPAWR: 1 Dean Bruning

28/04/2018 Huia: New World Div 2 V Marist: New St Steakhouse Div 2 13:15 SPMOT: 1 Aidan Woodward 28/04/2018 Nelson: Galbraith Div 2 V Collingwood: Div 2 13:15 NEALE: 1 Dominic Calder 28/04/2018 Huia: Birdhurst Div 2 V BYE 28/04/2018 Motueka High School: Senior Girls V Awatere: Senior Women 13:15 MOTKHS: 1 Jamie Merriman NPD Tasman Trophy draw 28/04/2018 15:00 Galbraith Nelson Div 1 vs. Kahurangi Div 1 Neale Park


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MINDFULNESS AND RELAXATION Tuesdays 1pm Fairfield House $3 donation to Cancer Society (03) 539 1137

BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Meet monthly for more information phone Graham 544 2636 or Lloyd 544 2636

MONTHLY CARERS SUPPORT GROUP For Partners / Family / Friends who are supporting someone with cancer, or recovering from cancer. Come and meet others and discuss what you would find helpful from this group. Register (03) 539 1137 or info@cancernelson.org.nz

BOWLS Every Monday and Wednesday 1.15-3.00. Contact George 528 7960. A fun way to exercise and meet new friends. Rummikub every Thursday 1.00-3.30 Contact Mavis 526 8796. Come along and join in all welcome. Door charge $2 covers afternoon tea.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Meet 1st Thursday of month Broadgreen House 276 Nayland Road, 1.30 to 3.30pm. Contact Bill, phone (03) 544 8635.

COASTAL GARDEN GROUP: Meets first Thursday of the month in the Tasman Bible Hall ( opp. Jesters ) at 1pm. Men and Women most welcome to share their love of gardening. Guest Speakers, Workshops and Garden Visits. Ph.03 528 5405

SENIORNET MOTUEKA Run courses and workshops for adults. These courses are not only for computers and laptops, they also include iPad tablet and iPhones, also Android tablets and Android phones. For more information check in on our website www.seniornetmotueka.org.nz

JP AT COMMUNITY HOUSE On Thursday mornings between 9.30-12. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE SERVICES Free JP services, including copy certification and witnessing signatures, are available at Elevation Café, 218 High Street, on the first and third Saturday every month from 10am to 12 noon.

HOUSEBUS $220 p/w for two people, Housetruck $160 for one person all included WIFI. Natalia 0212330149.


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

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Cancer Society Nelson 102 Hardy Street, if you have or have had breast cancer come along to this friendly atmosphere. Register (03) 539 1137 or info@cancernelson.org.nz

DO YOU HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM? Join us at Motueka Alcoholics Anonymous meetings 7pm Wednesdays and Fridays, and 5pm Sundays at the Family Centre Talbot Street. Friendly confidential support.


ST THOMAS’ CHURCH PLAYGROUP 20th Anniversary Celebration - (Also known as Tom Thumbs Playgroup, and Kids & Koffee) Saturday 5th May - 11.30am-1.30pm at St Thomas’ Church. All past and present members & helpers are invited to attend. BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Face painting. Queries - ph Debbie 5289214 SURVIVORS AND THRIVERS If you have or have had cancer, supporting someone with cancer come along and meet others in this friendly atmosphere. Phone (03) 539 1137 for details

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

carpet cleaning TASMAN Carpet Cleaning. Professional local service, eco-friendly. Free quotes. Call Greg Jones 0274 300 626.



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

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

Tenants Waiting for Properties Now! We provide expert advice, a large tenant database and no add-on fees. Call us today!

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

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

ALWAYS Buying and selling good tidy cars. Finance and trades welcome. Open 7 days. Motor-eka Ltd, 391 High Street, Motueka. Phone 528 8885. www.motoreka.co.nz ‘92 Toyota Corona 1800cc, WOF and REGO, 2 owners, goes very well, $1,500. 022 327 8066.

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Deli Made Gourmet Pizza & Coca-Cola 2.25L


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Valley stags new strip already proving a winner


Sunkist Navel Oranges Loose,


Fresh Quality Mark Beef Ribeye Steak

Product of USA

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99 kg


Sealord Hoki Fillets

450-480g, excludes Premium, includes Gluten Free


99 ea

Beehive Streaky Bacon 1kg


99 ea

Kellogg’s Nutri Grain

Arnott’s Shapes


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290g or Special K Original 300g

99 pk

Steinlager Pure or Stella Artois 330ml

21 12 Pack Bottles

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Mud House 750ml,

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Specials available South Island only, price valid until Sunday 29 April 2018 or while stocks last. Trade not supplied. Due to current Licensing Trust laws, liquor not available at Elles Road, Windsor & Gore. Specials may not be available at all stores. Club Deals are only available to Clubcard Members at New World South Island stores when they scan their Clubcard at the time of purchase.

Photo: Tayne Lockwood in front, followed by Rhys Bell and Hamish McLeod at last Saturday’s pre season game versus Takaka. Valley Stags is a new team formed by the Murchison, Tapawera and Rangers rugby clubs. It has been birthed from the challenge of attracting and retaining senior players in the rural areas. The goal is to have a competitive country rugby team that epitomises traditional country rugby values of strength, determination and toughness. Saturday’s pre-season game against Takaka saw the launch of the new strip for the Valley Stags. This was the first time the boys had seen the strip. The boys looked fantastic in the new gear

and played great, to take away the win 50 – 22 . “A big thanks to all those involved in bringing this team together and a special thanks to Anthony Martin and his team at Pro Rugby for coming up with the new design and producing the uniform in time for the launch,” said team members and supporters. For those who have been thinking about signing up for rugby this season it’s not too late turn up to trainings. Tuesday 6pm Upper Moutere, or Tuesday 7pm Murchison, Thursdays 7pm Tapawera.

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