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Police officer Mike Wardle encourages Mapua School’s students Riley Hammond, Oliver Brochocki, Celia Davis and Maaika McKenzie as they test their strength pulling a Police truck during the Police Blue Light Physical Competence Test Challenge last Monday. Teams of four from schools district wide competed in more than six activities to test their mental, physical and team work skills. More pics in the Out & About section on pg 18.

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Plea for pay parity from early childhood educators While acknowledging making change takes time, Labour MP Damien O’Connor says the government is committed on working towards pay parity for early childhood educators. Visiting Upper Moutere’s privatelyowned Harakeke Early Childhood Education Centre on Thursday, Damien says while the government has given education a huge boost they “still have a lot of work to do”. “We’ve acknowledged the importance of it (pay parity) and recognise the importance of early childhood education,” says Damien. Reassurances welcomed by staff at Harakeke who say their pay doesn’t reflect the standard of their work.

Harakeke’s Gandula Montag-Ruebsam and MP Damien O’Connor with some of the tamariki from the early childhood centre. Harakeke’s Gandula Montag-Ruebsam says for a small centre like themselves they “really need increased funding in order to pay

teachers what they deserve”. “All teachers deserve to sit on the same pay scale. The qualifications are the

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same and the first 1000 days for children are so important,” says Gandula. The last time Labour was in government they introduced the 20 hours free ECE which was hailed as a worldleading initiative. They also had the goal of 100% fully trained and qualified teachers but National wound this back to 80%. Now with Labour back at the helm Damien says while they’ve certainly boosted funding in education, there’s more money needed and in sectors such as health also. “You simply can’t do it all at once. But this case has been well made,” says Damien.

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Mapua students have fun during their performance. This is the first year that The Kids Sing festival has been run in the Nelson/Marlborough region and on Friday, 22 November the event took place at the Motueka Memorial Hall. The New Zealand Choral Federation (NZCF) have been running The Big Sing event around NZ for over 20 years, and The Kids Sing is its younger sister. The purpose of The Kids Sing is to encourage children to sing because it is so good for them in every way. The festival gives students the opportunity to perform their favourite songs to other schools and to their families in a supportive atmosphere. This year five schools took part Parklands, Tasman, Mapua, Riwaka and Motueka Steiner schools and they filled the front of the Hall with their massed choir items. Several year 9 and 10 students from Motueka High School helped the committee to decorate the Motueka Memorial Hall with bright neon orange decorations, vases of yellow sunflowers and huge posters of The Kids Sing

logo in bright orange and white. Two TKS sessions were held, a day session for the students only and an evening concert for students and their parents and whanau. In the day session the children received a TKS badge on arrival, learnt some fun vocal warmups and a Calypso round with Rosemary Russell, the guest commentator (ex Nelson School of Music), before singing their two contrasting songs on stage and rehearsing for the evening performance. In the evening concert each school choir

sang their songs and then they joined together on stage for three massed choir items (Calypso round, The National Anthem (in Maori and English) and finally the special piece ‘Aotearoa, No Te Katoa’. This song was written by Lucy Summerfield, a year 10 music student at Motueka High School and winner of the New Zealand Music Commission Original Song Competition for students. This song about our beautiful land was accompanied by Lucy and an ensemble of ukelele players and it was a

very moving experience to hear it sung so well by over 200 young voices. Rosemary Russell shared some encouraging comments with the choirs and handed out bright yellow individual participation certificates to student leaders for their choral members. After the concert students and families shared a colourful and healthy supper provided by The Kids Sing committee. The NZCF committee is looking forward to running another The Kids Sing festival in the Nelson region next year.

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A performance during a prior Christmas celebration in Dyke’s woolshed. A woolshed in Lower Moutere will once again emit the sounds of Christmas when ‘Carols by Lamplight’ takes place on Sunday, 8 December at 7.30pm. The annual Christmas concert in Dyke’s woolshed on Cresswell Farm began 35 years ago as a Sunday School prize-giving. Its popu-

larity saw it become an annual fixture and a few years after it started the local town band was invited to attend and ever since then they’ve been one of the evening’s highlights. Around 150-200 people come “from all over” to gather in the woolshed, that this year will be decorated with Bev Dyke’s handmade Christmas

quilts. “I really love the fact it’s a community event, people come to this that would never go to church. They come and enjoy the Christmas story and Christmas carols,” says Bev. The traditional Christmas Carol service is free to attend, has plenty of seating available and comes complete with

pet sheep in the pen. “They can sometimes make noises at the most inopportune moments but that’s all part of it.” This year the Motueka District Brass band will be joined by children from Ngatimoti’s St James Church for the first time with their songs and the ever-popular ‘Sisterhood’ quartet

once again returns. As well as a variety of other acts. “We’re looking forward to it as always, it’s always a lovely evening and everyone is most welcome,” says Bev. Carols by Lamplight Sunday, 8 December Dyke’s Woolshed, Cresswell Farm, Central Road, Lower Moutere. All welcome.

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Tapawera’s new kindergarten officially opened

Tasman mayor Tim King was on hand in Tapawera on Tuesday, 12 November for the all-important duty of cutting the kindergarten’s ribbon at their grand opening. “We had a fantastic morning that was enjoyed by many families with young children in the community,” says head teacher Gina Head. Gaining their operating licence in time to open its door to children first on the role, the opening ceremony included a few speeches by those who played an integral part in the kindergarten building and licencing process. Kaiden Walker, who was beginning his kindergarten journey, joined Tim King in cutting the ribbon. “To top of the festivities, children helped to plant the first fruit tree, an apple that also starts the journey of sustainability for the curriculum,” says Gina. The kindergarten’s next step is to fundraise for a large shade sail to help keep the children sun safe through the warmer months. If you’re able to donate toward this cause please contact the Kindergarten.

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Tasman mayor Tim King joins Kaiden Walker in cutting the ribbon. Below: Students help their head teacher Gina Head plant the first apple tree as Jane Daubney (standing) watches on.

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Runner-up for local truckie at national awards

The world of truck driving is far removed from that of a beauty therapist’s but for Motueka’s Toni Tawhara it’s a welcome change and one that she immediately excelled in, with her efforts recognised at this year’s New Zealand Road Transport Industry Awards. Toni was awarded second-place in the EROAD Young Driver of the Year at the Award’s evening at Taupo’s Wairakei Resort in September. “It was amazing to come second in that category, I felt really lucky because I just love my job,” says Toni. The 26-year-old traded beauty tools for truck and trailers around two and a half years ago. “I paid for my truck driving course and got my first licence on my own because I didn’t think people would take me seriously otherwise.” From that point on, Toni says she “just loved driving trucks”. “I love the freedom and independence.” The day she received her Class 2 Full saw her go immediately from the test to an interview at TNL. The boss, Bundy, decided Toni’s enthusiasm for the industry was worthy of giving her a shot and she was assigned an Isuzu

Class 2 truck. “It was really scary but I was so determined to do well so I didn’t let nerves get the better of me.” Six months after working for TNL, who Toni says really looked after her, she was offered a job at Talley’s and leapt at the opportunity to work out of her home town. “I came over to Talley’s and they really supported and encouraged me and I’ve done really well there,” says Toni. “I’m really lucky to be at Talley’s as they have some of the most experienced truck drivers. I wouldn’t be half as good if it wasn’t for those guys.” Despite industry stereotypes in what’s traditionally been a male-dominated role, Toni says she hasn’t encountered any sexism. “At Talley’s and TNL the guys were really welcoming and went out of their way to help me succeed. They saw I was serious about it so they took me seriously.” Learning to reverse a ‘B-train’, a truck and two trailers, had its challenges but Toni soon got the hang of it and was assigned a Scania B train truck from Talley’s which has her on roads around the top of the south. “It’s wicked, I really love it and feel so happy in my job.”

Toni Tawhara has been awarded runner-up in the New Zealand Road Transport Industry Awards for the Young Driver of the Year at the Award. Inset: Toni.




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Locals trap rats to protect little blue penguins The breeding season for Kaiteriteri’s little blue penguins has been made easier for the world’s smallest species of penguin thanks to a group of dedicated local residents. Hatching over the past couple of months, many have already fledged and headed out into the inviting waters of Kaiteriteri says Linda Jenkins, coordinator of Love Our Little Blues. As well as natural underground burrows created by the penguins under vegetation, in rock crevices and caves, the group has added 30 nesting boxes into the coastal area from Kaiteriteri to Tapu Bay to help increase the penguins level of safety. However it could potentially take 2-3 years for the nesting boxes to be adopted by the penguins and they continue to remain vulnerable to predation by uncontrolled dogs while breeding on land. “Dog owners please keep your pooch on a leash. The penguins view all dogs as a threat, they can’t tell the difference between a dog just wanting to be friends and one wanting to attack,” says Linda. Rats and stoats are also a significant threat to adult penguins and their chicks and now there’s a team of six dedicated tappers in

Above: Dedicated Tapu Bay trappers Don and Sue Sache. Below: A little blue penguin takes up residence in one of the nesting boxes.

the vicinity. Monitoring 40 DOC200 rat traps between Ngaio Bay and Tapu Bay, to date they’ve eliminated 30 rats. “Taking these rats out of circulation helps protect little blue penguins and other native bird life, particularly now during the breeding season when birds and chicks are very vulnerable,” says Linda.

Retailer sold cigarettes to minor in Golden Bay A tobacco retailer in the Golden Bay area has sold cigarettes to a 17-yearold volunteer in a tobacco controlled purchase operation which was undertaken by the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service (PHS) late last month. Nine retailers in the Golden Bay and three in the Motueka area were visited by the volunteer

on Wednesday, 20 November with the volunteer attempting to buy cigarettes from retail premises under the supervision of PHS employees. Public Health Service Operations Manager Sonya Briggs said ideally they would have liked there to be no sales at all, but is pleased majority of retailers asked for ID.

At just over 25cm tall and weighing 1kg the penguins are rarely seen on land because they usually only come ashore under the cover of darkness, spending their days at sea fishing and feeding. If on land during the day they opt to remain in their burrows tending eggs or chicks. “The enthusiasm and dedication of our local trapper volun-

teers is testament to how much our community values our wildlife and habitat,” says Linda. “As well as the huge number of volunteer hours, we’ve been supported by funding from the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve and TDC’s Community Fund to get the penguin nesting boxes and predator traps online. Collaboration works!”

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Parklands School’s Room 5 class unleashed their creative talents on MP Damien O’Connor’s office last Thursday as they strung up Christmas decorations they’d made over the previous two days. Each year Damien invites a school to decorate the office for the festive season. “It’s great to liven it up and give it a Christmas flavour and make it more cheery,” says Damien.

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Remembrance campaign sustains hospice

The Nelson Tasman Hospice. This year’s hospice and Farmers Christmas fundraising campaign is focused on the way hospices meet cultural and spiritual needs, especially those of Maori and Pasifika cultures. The campaign, which is the only national one for hospice services, has already raised nearly $8000 in the Nelson Tasman region. Nationally, the campaign has raised $193,597 (to Sunday 24/11) and in Nelson Tasman the figure is $7,760.

The campaign runs until December, 24. This year’s $10 Christmas tree bauble was designed by Maori artist Spencer Bellas. It depicts ngaru, which is te reo Maori for wave, and represents the journey of life, with multiple waves moving together as whanau. Locally, the Nelson and Richmond Farmers stores raised $28,823 last year. The total includes all the proceeds of the collectible baubles, as well as customer donations instore. All money raised

in this region goes to Nelson Tasman Hospice. Customers can write a message of remembrance for a loved one who has passed on a special decorative card and hang the card on the tree at the Farmers stores. Nelson Tasman Hospice volunteers are also running Trees of Remembrance from December 6 to 13 in Richmond Mall, at New World supermarkets in Stoke and Nelson, and in Motueka in front of Westpac bank and House of Travel.

Nelson Tasman Hospice chief executive Frans Dellebeke says the organisation was very appreciative of the funds raised which were “much needed to keep us operating”. He says Nelson Tasman Hospice needed to fundraise more than $1 million every year to make up its funding shortfall. “We’re so grateful that Farmers and their customers get behind campaigns like this – it just shows how supportive they are of hospice services.”

Toolkit equips school leavers for the big wide world School Leavers will get the core skills and knowledge they need to help launch their post-school lives, with the School Leavers’ Toolkit, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says. “We need to make sure all our young people can leave school with the skills they need to get on in life and avoid common pitfalls that can easily trip them up. It shouldn’t be left to chance,” says Chris. “We want to make sure children and young people know and understand how money works, and how to have their

say in our democracy. “The Toolkit will provide easy to find – and understand – advice and information on how to set up a bank account, and learn about compound interest and debt. “It will also provide civics education and advice on what to expect when moving into a flat, when applying for a job and enrolling in further study or training, and in other areas that will add to students’ personal and financial wellbeing and sense of connection to the community.” “It’s important to have all this useful information in one place and of a

high and consistent standard. We’ve enlisted students to road-test the toolkit, and partners including Worksafe, MBIE, the Commission for Financial Capability, the Electoral Commission, and the Bankers’ Association to get the content right. “This is just a starting point. Now we’ve got the toolkit up and running we’ll be looking to add education resources in other areas that will benefit school leavers.” The toolkit also provides options and support for teachers to incorporate this learning into their day to day classroom teach-

ing, says Chris. It clarifies and makes it easier to teach aspects of the National Curriculum that are important for every student to learn. It also provides a website for schools and kura with resources aligned to the National Curriculum, to support teachers to include financial literacy and civics education, further into their classes. The Studyit website for secondary students has also been refreshed.

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enlists university students for the summer roles of selling Cookie Time and Brooke says despite territories there’s a lot of camaraderie between sellers. “There’s a big emphasis on positive affirmations. We’re all like-minded people and I like the fact it’s all young people.” Brooke who sells the cookies in Richmond, Motueka and Golden Bay says her two top spots are Motueka New World and Motueka’s Sunday Markets. Content with the knowledge that each sale she makes results in a donation to the Cookie Time Charitable Trust, that

to date has raised more than $2 million to support initiatives across three target areas: innovation in learning, thinking differently and physical pursuits, Brooke says this year’s headline charity is the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand. A charity that was established by Cookie Time. They also make a range of grants to individuals and organisations, these have included support for anti-bullying campaigns as well as funding for physical pursuits from music and dance to ice-skating, karate and motocross. Offering five different flavours this sum-

mer and a gluten free option, Brooke says Salted Carmel seems to be the popular choice, but regardless of her new-found affection for Cookie Time it’s back to the books next year for the astute student, in pursuit of her life-long goal of becoming a surgeon. “I like the fact it’ll be hands-on work and helping people out.” In the meantime though her focus is on sharing the taste of happiness with cookie lovers. To book Brooke for a selling opportunity please call 0800 xcookie or email brooke.willoughby@ christmascookies.

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Hey kids – Do you have an awesome idea for a Christmas e-card?

Tasman District Council is seeking artistic creations from children in the District for its first Christmas e-card – with cool prizes on offer for the top entries. The Council has decided not to send physical Christmas cards this year to reduce waste and emissions. Instead it will email an e-card designed by the winner of its Christmas card design competition. The competition is open to children up the age of 13 living in Tasman District, with entries closing on Sunday, 8 December. C o m m u n i t y Relations Manager Chris Choat says the

Council was serious in its commitment to respond to climate change. “We’re looking at every opportunity to reduce the waste and emissions our organisation produces, so this year we’re opting not to print a lot of cardboard that will need to be transported to letterboxes. “Plus, we think a design by one of our young residents will be much more meaningful to recipients than a generic Christmas card would be.” Entry forms can be picked up from any Tasman District Council office or library, or downloaded from the website at

People’s Choice a clear favourite at exhibition More than 50 images were displayed by the Motueka Camera Club during their exhibition at Motueka’s Museum that began in October and wrapped up a couple of weeks ago. The wide-variety of photographs were all taken by

club members mostly this year and during the exhibition visitors had the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice. Those results are now in and the clear winner was Gaile Douglas with her ‘Black Swan Cygnet’ (pictured right). The race for second and third place was

tight with Margaret Harris’ ‘Flying High’ pipping Kim Falconer’s ‘Running Free’. The Museum is displaying Gaile’s winning shot in the reception area. “The exhibition was a fantastic way to show off what the Camera Club is all about,” says club secretary Cushla Moorhead.


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From Left to Right: back row: Joseph Bartholemew, Miriam Vincent, Rhea Symmonds, Zoe Harrison, Shanti Wemyss, Amber McDonald, Naomi Lang. Front row: Finn Edwin, Odette Peter, Ryan Bensemann, Mia Wealleans, Elliot Frampton, Renee Currie. Congratulations to the following students who have spent the past year fundraising $8000 each to attend the World Challenge Leadership course in Cambodia in early December. Naomi Uren our Homestay Manager will also be travelling with the group.


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Community Conservation groups contribute millions A feature of living in Tasman and Nelson is the large number of community conservation groups and the amazing work that they do. Twenty three community groups in Nelson and Tasman responded to a recent survey conducted by Annette Litherland of NZ Landcare Trust for the councils and Tasman Environmental Trust. The survey found that in 2017 and 2018 the groups contributed just under $3 million unpaid volunteer hours. Collectively the 23 groups had planted 51,874 native plants, cleared 10,200 ha of pest weeds and killed 11,400 vertebrates pests. And not all the groups in the region responded to a survey so this underestimates the contribution of our lovely community conservation groups. Our community conservation groups range hugely in size with the large trapping groups like Friends of Flora, Battle for the Banded Rail and Brook Sanctuary and large weed control groups like Project DeVine and native planting groups like Keep Richmond Beautiful. But there are also many smaller community conservation volunteer groups dotted across the countryside. Many groups are involved in trapping, planting and weeding on the land they are restoring. You may be considering starting your own small community conservation group or joining an existing one? Could donating half a day a month to a community conservation group be a New Year resolution for all those that live in Nelson and Tasman? Many of the groups are interested in acquiring new volunteers either on the “ground” or “support” volunteers. The support volunteers could be involved in monitoring, using recording Apps to collect moni-

toring data, marketing, or running social media for the groups. Some groups are also keen to develop links with local businesses. Maybe all business could incorporate a “help the environment” day with a group once a year or directly support a community conservation group. Joining a community volunteer group gives an excellent opportunity for social interaction, physical exercise as well as supporting the environment and reducing global warming. On Wednesday, 11 December a Community Conservation Networking Event is being held at Saxton Pavilion from 4.30 7pm. It is an informal event so you can arrive anytime. There is an opportunity earlier in the event to hear what the groups do and for the groups to network. This is a great opportunity to share information between groups in Nelson and Tasman and also to meet potential new volunteers or businesses. There is an opportunity for groups and individuals to have informal chats on great tips or ideas, trapping (apps, efficiency), native planting (salt tolerant species, inter planting with large trees) and weed control (low spray options, using the right chemical). But it is also a great opportunity to meet groups looking for volunteers and see if one suits you.

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out&about Police Blue Light Physical Competence Test Challenge for youth at the Motueka Recreation Centre last Tuesday.

Left: Georgina Neth, Ruby Campbell and Caitlin Draper. Right: Tristan Summerfield and Hayley Pettis.

Left: Zoe Nuttall, Mia Nugent and Isabelle Schwarzenbach. Right: Lucy Schaffer and Mieke Rowling.

Hannah Roborgh, Charlotte Balsom, Jacob Wicks and Maxim Riley.

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Motueka Sing Your Lung Out (SYLO) wows in Wellington!

Motueka SYLO members enroute to Wellington. Back: Helen Girvin, Jenny Hope, Raewyn Snook and Eddie Dempsey. Front: Grace Turner and Robyn Gregory. On Sunday, 11 November, ten members of the SYLO (Sing your lungs out) Motueka travelled to Wellington to meet up with the North Island SYLO groups for an inaugural ‘sing together’. The respiratory singing group SYLO was formed five years ago in Wellington by the Capital and Coast DHB Respiratory team, to establish

whether singing would improve lung health. The results have been overwhelming and since then groups have formed in Motueka, Wairarapa, Manawatu and Porirua. Wellington SYLO organised an excellent day at Queen Margaret’s College and all groups enjoyed a day of singing under Musical director’ Mark Stampers expert tutelage.

After some reflection, there was an overall impression that singing not only improved lung function, but increased a feeling of belonging, greater self-esteem, confidence and wellbeing. SYLO Motueka have been running for three years and meet Monday mornings at the Tokomaru rooms, Te Awhina Marae, Pah Street at 10am.

Morning tea is included, koha only. SYLO Motueka are generously supported by Asthma Nelson. The first Monday of every month SYLO sing at alternating resthomes, Jack Inglis Friendship Hospital or Woodlands Resthome. For any further information please phone Pip 0274282693 or email: sylomotueka@gmail. com

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A fun filled day for everyone!

This Sunday the 84th Motueka A&P Show at Marchwood Park is the perfect way to top off an incredible weekend in Motueka and you are warmly invited to join in the festivities. Some of our fondest memories as children was an outing to the annual A&P Show. For one day it felt like the whole town gathered together, in a spectacular mix of colour, excitement and competition.

Farmers would bring their animals and tractors, children would proudly parade their pets, ladies would exhibit their floral arrangements and men would wield their axes and show off their wood chopping skills. There were balloons, face painters and lots of carnival games. It was a place where one could devour hot chips and candyfloss while running around barefoot bumping into all of their friends. Here in Motueka our annual A&P Show is so much more than just food, friends and farm animals. It’s a way to bring our town together, as well as a whole day to celebrate what it means to be a Kiwi.

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From town to country A&P Show’s are part of our New Zealand culture Here in Motueka, our first Agricultural and Pastoral Show (A&P Show) was held in 1935. A&P Shows were created as a country exhibition and fair, dedicated to celebrating, encouraging and developing New Zealand’s farming and agricultural excellence. In the beginning, A&P shows were mainly competitive with farmers displaying their animals and crops to show excellence and promote good breeding. As the shows grew in popularity, they included other competitions, attractions and family entertainment. There are now around 90 shows across New Zealand every year, and for many towns, ours included, they’re the biggest event of the year. For overseas visitors, a trip to the local A&P is an insight into the ultimate Kiwiana experience. And this Sunday at Marchwood Park will be no exception.

Local legend Harmony Aquarian has organised an incredible A&P Show for Motueka this year. What’s on offer at the 84th Motueka A&P Show Vintage is the theme for this year’s show and show goers are encouraged to participate and dress up in vintage style. There are prizes for those dressed in vintage fashion and our local steampunk group will be there to help set the scene. A whole of fun awaits show-goers of all ages, from the incredible Faerie Lou to Archery, Woodchoppers, Live music, Equestrian events, Vintage tearooms and interactive Lego. Show organiser Harmony Aquarian is looking forward to another fantastic event. The Annual Motueka A&P Show provides one of the largest showcases of local businesses in the Motueka region. Take some time to browse the trade stalls and learn new techniques, discover fresh ideas and admire clever machinery. If you are more the arty type, come and explore the handmade treasures, celebrate our local artists, find a momentum of your day or do a spot of Christmas shopping. Show visitors are encouraged to explore entries in the exhibition areas. There will be some incredible creations, gorgeous blooms, edible delights and a number of cheeky animals to admire.

The Wood Choppers will be in action at the show

Marchwood Park is a fabulous picturesque location, so why not make a day of it and enjoy a bite to eat under the ancient protected tree’s scattered around the park. You will find a massive variety of tasty food to choose from.

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A Circus Extravaganza awaits

Firebird Circus

This year a Circus Extravanganza awaits show-goers. Both the Twisty Twinz and Firebird Circus will be at this years show interacting and teaching would be performers a few of their techniques.

Firebird circus is a community and performance-based circus school here in Motueka. They are involved in shows and festivals around the region and offer weekly classes and circus workshops. Firebird Circus entertains their audience with characters roving around on stilts, spinning poi, hoop and ribbons. They have an aerial rig and can teach you how to fly and amaze you with their aerial acrobatics.

The Circus Extravaganza is a fantastic interactive celebration of aerobatic wonder. Come and have a go, discover what it feels like to use silks or walk on stilts, it’s uplifting and a whole lot of fun. Both Firebird Circus and the Twisty Twinz are extremely popular, especially for younger family members. The Circus Extravaganza is going to be awesome!

Circus arts is an amazing form of fitness. It has many benefits such as increased upper body strength, flexibility, full-body alignment, and improved balance and coordination. Health benefits from the upside-down posture include a significant reduction in back pain and stress, improvement in core strength, health of joints, and brain function, focus, balance, and posture. The aim of Firebird Circus is to bring the fire, the inner light, to the heart of the people, so we can shine together. Their team loves expressing the gift of the joy of movement, to balance, to roll, to spin, to dance, to play, to hang, to swing, to soar, to fly, to create and to inspire.

Twisty Twinz The Twisty Twinz - identical twin sisters Jola and Nele Siezen have been turning themselves upside down & inside out as long as they can remember. It’s no wonder they ended up in the circus world! Together they completed a yearlong diploma in Physical Theatre, a two-year diploma in Circus Skills as well as Acrobatic Teacher Training. Jola and Nele are also founding members of the Loons Circus Theatre Company. After many colourful years of circus life, the Twisty Twinz continue to live and love what they do, inspiring many with their wonderful work and twisty way of life. Their playful, positive personalities are bound to leave a sparkle on anyone’s face. The Twisty Twinz are based locally and travel the globe with their unique upbeat performance.

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Check out the entertainment line-up ! • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Pony rides Horse vaulting display Sheep shearing demonstrations Gumboot throwing competition Karaoke competition Archery Lego Best dressed vintage competition Circus extravaganza Vintage Tearooms Mouthwatering food and beverages Local trades and businesses Farm equipment Vintage Merry – go – round Fairground rides and attractions Highland dancers Woodchoppers Clydesdale horses Percy the train Faerie Lou The Gypsy Pickers Aly Cook The Sound Prophets

Award winning songstress Aly Cook will be performing songs from her latest album.

All the action from the main stage ! 9.00 am

Squillion DJ

10.00 am Celestial Sounds of Francis E Maximo 10.30 am Harmony Aquarian Tunes with Unlimited 11.00 am Te Awhina Kapa Haka Group

Enjoy the majestic Clydesdale horses at the show

12 noon

Karaoke competition with Francis Maximo

1.00 pm

Country Crossover Aly Cook showcasing songs from her new album “Caught in the Middle” accompanied by Harmony Aquarian

2.00 pm

Local hero country rockers the Gypsy Pickers

3.00 pm

Rock it up with the Sound Prophets

4.00 pm

Karaoke competition finals and prize givings

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Two days of Equestrian Events

Equestrian Timetable Saturday 7 December

Do you love horses? Then come and check out the Equestrian events on Saturday 7 December and on Show Day, Sunday 8 December. A wide variety of entries from across New Zealand will be there. You’ll see some amazing horses along with their riders showcasing a range of skills at Marchwood Park. We’ve included a helpful timetable for those interested in watching the Equestrian Events this year.




8.00 am

Led Horse Led Ponies, Led Welsh Led Pinto, Ridden Coloured Led Coloured, Ridden Pinto

Main Oval East

8.00 am

Working Hunters - Ponies Main Oval West followed by Hacks

9.00 am

Pony Club Classes Leisure Classes

Carpark Paddock

10.00 am RDA Classes

All Weather Arena

10.30 am Hunter Jumping - Ponies

Car Park Paddock

12 noon

Main Oval West

Show Jumping

12.30 pm Show Pony ABC ringsSaddle Hunter Ponies

Main Oval East

12.30 pm Lead Rein Ponies

Beside all Weather Arena

12.30 pm First Ridden Ponies

All Weather Arena

3.00 pm Hunter Jumping - Hacks

Car Park Paddock

Show Day - Sunday 8 December Time



8.00 am

Park Hacks, Hacks, Riding Horses, Saddle Hunters

Main Oval - East

8.00 am

Minature Horses

Main Oval - West

11.00 am Side Saddle

All-Weather Arena

12 noon

Six Bar - Ponies followed by Hacks

Main Oval

1.00 pm

Show Jumping

Main Oval - West

12 noon

Show Jumping

Main Oval - West



Pony Club Paddock

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Competitor Information Saturday 7 December 8.00 am

Equestrian events commence

1.00 pm

Entries can be submitted and staged for Handcrafts & Hobbies, Home Cookery, Cheeses Pickles & Preserves, Floral Art, Cut Flowers, Roses, Farm & Garden

3.00 pm

Sheds close

Show Day - Sunday 8 December 7.30 am

Entries open for Cut Flowers, Floral Art, Roses, Home Cooking, Farm & Garden, Cheeses, Pickles and Preserves. Yards open for Goats and Poultry

8.00 am

Equestrian events commence

9.00 am

Entries close for Cut Flowers, Floral Art, Roses, Home Cooking, Farm & Garden, Cheese Pickles and Preserves. Yarding must be complete for all Goat and Poultry entries.

9.30 am

All entries must be ready in the Pet Section at the ‘Barn Yard”

9.30 am

Judging commences - Goats, Poultry, Cut Flowers, Floral Art, Roses, Home Cooking, Farm & Garden, Cheeses, Pickles & Preserves

10.30 am Judging commences for the Pet Section 4.00 pm

Exhibits may be collected by competitiors

Admission information The Motueka A&P Show is this Sunday, 8 December from 9 am – 4 pm Equestrian events will be held on Saturday and Sunday, but Show day is on Sunday. Entry per person – $5 Children in car seats/prams/strollers – FREE Family Pass – $20 (2 adults and up to 3 children)


Parking and Directions Marchwood Park is the home of the Motueka A&P Show. The entrance is off Queen Victoria Street, behind the Aerodrome, in Motueka. There is plenty of FREE parking in the field at the front of the park. Please let the parking attendants know if you have any special requirements such as needing disability parking. For Equestrian participants, horse float and truck parking on Sunday 8th Dec will be in Western Arena. Are there EFTPOS facilities? Yes, there are. Should you require any extra cash on the day, you will easily be able to find NBS EFTPOS facilities on site. Some stallholders will have their own EFTPOS, but many are cash sales only. Gate admission is cash only, carnival ride tickets are cash only and can be purchased at the ticket booths in the carnival area. Can I bring any refreshments to the Show? Sure you can bring your own picnic. Or you could create a picnic from the wonderful local fare available for purchase on-site. The Motueka A&P Show is a familyfriendly event and alcohol-free (excluding exhibits). Where do I go if I need any help? If you need any urgent serious medical attention St John Ambulance will be on-site. Should you need help for any other issues come to the Show Office at the centre of Marchwood Park, it’s the building just in front of the Carnival Area. Show Organiser Harmony is looking forward to seeing you at the show. See you there this Sunday!





2019 ASB Nelson Sports Awards Winners International lawn bowler Shannon McIlroy was crowned the ASB Nelson Sportsperson of the Year amongst a room of outstanding nominees at the 2019 ASB Nelson Sports Awards on Thursday, 21 November. In presenting the award, ASB’s Leeson Baldey commended the winner. “Shannon is an incredibly deserving recipient of this award, and we’re thrilled to be able to recognise his success in what has been an incredible 12 months for him.” Placing first in both the Asia Pacific

Championships Singles and Pairs as well as taking the top spot in the World Singles Championships in Australia, Shannon is truly world class. Over 300 guests packed the Annesbrook venue to congratulate the various category winners and celebrate a year of success across a huge number of sports. Eighty three nominees were received for the awards, representing twenty-five different sporting codes, an impressive field. A local judging panel made up of experienced sports men and

women deliberated over a period of two weeks, with winners being announced on the night. Shannon was named the Nelson Pine Industries Sportsman of the Year, before going on to receive the major prize. While the Bowater Motor Group Sportswoman of the Year award was won by a familiar face, Zoe McBride who has won the overall prize twice in recent years. The MoreFM Nelson Sports Team of the Year is the Tasman Mako Rugby team, mountain biker

Brady Stone is the Sport Tasman Junior Sportsman of the Year, while footballer Amelia Abbott was named Continental Event Hire Junior Sportswoman of the Year. The Stuff Junior Sports Team of the Year is the Nayland Girls Beach Volleyball Team, the ASB Masters Sportsperson of the Year was won by cricketer Mason Robinson and the Proper Crisps Coach of the Year was the Tasman Mako’s Andrew Goodman. The Rata Foundation Lifetime Contribution to Sport awards were made to

those who had given lengthy service to their particular sports. These went to Don Carter (Lawn Bowls); Maree Smith (Netball) and Shane Drummond from Rugby Union. The collective years of service from the group as a whole was a staggering 130 years supporting our sports community. Guest speaker on the night was the captivating Olympian pole-vaulter Eliza McCartney whose down to earth approach left the audience in awe of both her achievements in Track and Field, and in her approach to life.

Above: Shannon McIllroy. Below: Eliza McCartney.

Historic first victory for the combined Taylors Wanderers-Motueka team The Wanderers – Motueka cricket team recorded their first victory since returning to Premier cricket in the Nelson Cricket Association competition, defeating Waimea Toi Toi United on Saturday, 23 November. Both Wanderers and Motueka cricket clubs have shown excellent leadership in joining forces to provide Premier opportunities for their players and in obtaining the services of an English import, Max Mannering, who has melded a competitive blend of youth and senior players, who appear to be enjoying each other’s company while at the same time growing as cricketers. Saturday was a perfect example of that competitiveness and teamwork in action. Taylors WanderersMotueka lost the toss and were put in the field at Jubilee Park on Saturday against the strong WTTU team. The 1st XI got off to a fairly slow start after the first over went for 16 and the second for 8 however once the WanderersMot opening pair, Zabe Mohammed and Andrew Beatson found

their lines they both bowled tight spells, Zabe picking up the key wicket of Cross caught at point after a towering bouncer caught the shoulder of the bat. A frustrating period of play then ensued as the WTTU second wicket put on a valuable 40 run partnership, as balls played uppishly seemed to evade fielders. This was eventually brought to a close with the introduction of James Ranson and Logan Ogilvie, the former picking up the key wicket of O’Connor and providing great control as Ogilvie tore through the WTTU line up from the other end. Ogilvie’s spell of 4-21 in a long ten over spell changed the game as WTTU stumbled from 78-2 to 105-6 and was undoubtedly deserving of the MVP accolade. Again, a period of frustration ensued for Wanderers-Mot as WTTU attempted to wear the bowlers down. However, they stuck to their task admirably as spin came into the attack. 15 year old spinner Mitch Grant taking 2-10 off his 4 overs and Max Mannering taking 2-18 off his 12 overs, going

at economies of 2.5 and 1.5 respectively which helped bring the WTTU innings to a conclusion at 129 all out. The Wanderers-Mot chase started well with Zabe Mohammed and Alex Brogan putting on 48. Mohammed could have been said to have ridden his luck with a run a ball 25

predominantly coming through the third man region. Brogan batted well for his 28, grinding out runs in an attritional battle with the WTTU bowlers. Wanderers-Mot inevitably stumbled in pursuit of their small target as they slumped from 82-2 to 96-5 with Brogan, Bamford and Mannering all being dismissed cheaply

by a combination of O’Connor’s great spell of 3-30 from 14 and poor decision making. It was left to experienced heads Andrew Beatson and John Ogilvie to lead Wanderers-Mot, home eventually reaching their target with 4 wickets remaining. A first win for this young side which contains 5 players under

19 years of age, back in the topflight will no doubt delight both players and locals alike as both clubs continue to bounce back from last year’s exit from Premier status. Premier cricket will return to Motueka’s Memorial Park this Saturday, 7 December when Motueka will host the Marlborough

Dolphins. “We are extremely satisfied in the performances to date which has seen all players rise to the level required and expected, encouraged superbly by our English import Max Mannering, and at the same time enjoying the experience together,” says Wanderers Marty Davis.





NBS Ladies Golf Results

MOTUEKA TOUCH Week 8 – 5/12/2019

4.30pm Year 1 & 2 at Riwaka Rugby Club Rooms for drills, skills and game! 30min session

Field 1

Field 2

Field 3

Bye Summer Runners

Bye Tuhono Taniwha

Field 4

Field 5

Field 6

Field 7


Gap It Vs MSS Hurricane

The force Vs Pink Lamborghini

Wolverines Vs Brooklyn bandits

MSS crusaders Vs MSS Marvels






5.00pm REF

Fields 1-3 are played at the Riwaka Rugby Club grounds. Fields 4-9 are played at the cemetery grounds.

Field 8 Tasman thunder Vs Brooklyn Bandits Ryan

Field 9 MSS Jets Vs MSS Stormers Brady

This is a 10 week round. Year 1 and 2 starting on the 24th October for 8 weeks. All children must wear footwear, No shoes no play! No metal sprigs!

Motueka Cricket Club - Second Grade Lion Foundation Motueka Vs Nelson College White at Broads Fields 30/11/2019 As-yet undefeated Motueka travelled to Broads Fields on Saturday and chose to bat first for a change as the pitch looked rockhard. They were soon in trouble however at 29 for 3 in the ninth over with Nelson College bowling tight. Justin Hobbs and co set about a recovery, keeping the score ticking over and dispatching anything loose

to the boundary. An important 52 run partnership between him and Ranbir Singh took the score to 112 for 5 in the 26th over, by which time Justin had notched up a half century. He then combined with Aaron Martin (32) to add 82 for the sixth-wicket partnership. A couple of boundaryhitting cameos from the middle order pushed Motueka’s score to 218 for

7 at the end of the 40 overs and Justin reached his century, finishing with 110 not out off 107 balls including 5 sixes and 11 fours - a truly classy innings under pressure. Motueka were confident they had enough runs on the board but Nelson College’s opening batsman began solidly on the lifeless pitch. One fell in the 3rd over but they continued

on unabated until a controversial no-ball call which denied Motueka a wicket saw the previously flat Wekas re-focus and put in more effort. Nelson College were still very much in the game with 84 for 3 at drinks, after which Motueka turned to spin. Fletcher Fairweather (3-17) had an immediate impact, bowling each of his victims through the gate. Nelson College collapsed to 117 for

7 in the 32nd over and victory looked a long way off for them despite Salon Niraula (26 not out) batting well at the other end. They began playing some big shots in an attempted push for an unlikely win but newly introduced medium pacer Aaron Martin (3-14) ended their innings at 135 in the 36th over, giving Motueka an 83 run victory.

On 26.11.19 the 18 holers played a nett round. 1st Melva Webby 69 2nd Pam York 70 3rd Karen Brine 71 cb 4th Robyn Frater 71 5thAlison McMillan 72 Closest to pin Melva Webby Two and nett Eagle on 4 Penny Brown. 9 holers played Hidden Holes 1st= Rita Mitchell 18 Christine Horridge 18 3rd Karen Hawker 21 4th Gaye Milnes 22

NBS Motueka Golf Club Saturday saw the 40th anniversary of the playing for the Lewis Rowling Trophy. A Greensomes competition which was established by two stalwarts of the club at that time. A large field enjoyed the comp with the trophy being awarded to the mixed pair with the best score. To be successful in this format you require a man who can hit long and accurately and a lady who can chip and putt well! Shona Johnson and Mike Inwood obviously met this criteria, finishing first with an excellent score of 64.4. They were followed closely by Suzanne Park and Bernie Hedges on 65.6 in second. Third were Joyce Bullock and Peter Johnson on 66.4. It was a good day to score a two with only two on the day. Todd Hamilton and Larry Moses were both very happy! Lower Moutere Score closest to the pin were won by Shona Johnson and Andy Tasker.

40th Anniversary Celebration Summer Pub Runs Athletics Nelson Chairperson and Race Director, Stu Hague welcomed 83 runners, walkers and many past members and supporters to the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Summer Pub runs in Nelson, at the Prince Albert Hotel on Saturday, 23 November. There were two runners, Janet Saunders and Mike Ward from the inaugural event, who shared the honour of cutting the celebra-

tion cake. They gave a brief account of how the runs were established to keep up distance running over the summer in addition to the traditional track and field athletics. Results from the 30th Anniversary Race held over the same course, from the Prince Albert, up the Maitai Valley to Sharlands Bridge and return, were available for reminiscing! The winner of Saturday’s 7km race, Cliff Bowman, 24.59mins, was also

the winner 10 years ago and had only slowed by one minute over that time. What a fantastic effort! Other runners to have maintained excellent running times from the race 10 years ago were: Tim Cross, Colette Read, Derek Shaw, Stu Hague and Fran Kerse. With such large turnouts at local events, the future of running and walking in Nelson looks very promising for the next 10 years leading up to the 50th Anniversary.

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Runners Mike Ward and Janet Saunders share the cake-cutting honour.

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Community Notices are free to charitable trusts, gold coin entry where any monies gained go back into a community project. Notices for businesses and organisations who charge for courses or events cost $12.50+gst. No AGMs, sports notices or church notices.

DEADLINE: 12 NOON MONDAY. 30 WORDS OR LESS BY EMAIL ONLY. Please send to: 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. AGE CONCERN Tea & Talk every Wednesday 65 and over. 24a Tudor Street ph 035284120 GateWay. 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 BRAVE HEARTS SUPPORT GROUP for family who are close to someone with an addiction. Topic: stresses, anxiety and managing them. Thursday 12 December 7pm Family Service Centre, Motueka. Details Linda 0274476435. 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 539 1137 or info@ 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 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 DIABETES MOTUEKA SUPPORT GROUP next meeting Thursday the 12th December 10am at Toad Hall, High Street, Motueka. DO YOU HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM? Join us at Motueka Alcoholics Anonymous meetings 7pm Wednesdays at the Family Centre, Talbot Street. Friendly confidential support. FUN, FITNESS & 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. GATEWAY TO YOUR WELLBEING. The Shed is a day service for anyone who needs support and meaningful activities during the day in a supportive and caring environment. Ph 03-5284120 for more info or pop in 24a Tudor Street Motueka. 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. KATRINA ANDERSON, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE Available at Community House - Thursdays 9.30-12. 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 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 0212050143 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 COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER. Memorial Hall 25 Dec 11.30am – 2.00pm, 3 course festive meal & entertainment. It’s free & all are welcome. Txt 021 797 267 to book your space. 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. MOTUEKA DISTRICT BRASS No fees/subs charged. Instruments available for loan. ALL players welcome at any time. Email motueka.brass@gmail. com or phone 02102233244. MOTUEKA RED CROSS IN COMMUNITY HOUSE Hours - 10am to 2pm Mon - Fri.

MOTUEKA TEXAS HOLD’EM POKER CLUB Meets Motueka Bridge Club 32 Tudor Street Motueka Fridays at 7.30pm. Call Graeme on 021 252 5593 for details NELSON RAILWAY Founders Park. The Railcar will be running Saturday, weather permitting. The train will operate Sunday. Both run between 11am and 4pm. Adults $6 Children $4 Under 3 years free. NELSON TROUT FISHING CLUB 7pm on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, Fish and Game Rooms, 66/74 Champion Road, Stoke. Seasoned trout fisher or getting started. , the club offers something for everyone. Phone 035476432, Email or visit NEW 2 MOT 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. 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 RUMMIKUB every THURSDAY 1-4pm A great numbers game to be enjoyed by all ages.All welcome Contact Dylis 5288960. Motueka Senior Citizens 10 Pah St. SENIORNET MOTUEKA. For just $25 a year be a member of the friendliest club in Motueka. Join Seniornet Motueka. Phone Maureen on 02102600432 or go to 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. 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 or phone 539 1137 for details.


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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.

$$$ for your antique furniture, paintings, china, clocks and jewellery. Plus quality restoration & reproduction service. Call at Mariri Gallery, Coastal Highway, Mariri, or telephone 027 448 4430 (weekdays 9am - 4pm). ANTIQUES, furniture (desks, bookcases, chests of drawers, tables, chairs, chaise lounge, wardrobe, mirrors, rugs etc). Collectibles, paintings, toys, books, records etc. Sell, buy, value. 6 rooms at Souchebys Antiques, 75 Gladstone Rd, Richmond ph 544 0723. Open Mon-Sat. www.

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

commercial lease 396B HIGH STREET Motueka. 142m2 Now available. Phone 0274 873 158 NEW BUILDING 45 Wildman Road. 200sqm x 2. Available early next year. Phone 0274 873 158

memorial NEWPORT, Russell James A celebration of Russell’s life will be held on the 7th December at 2pm 11 Inglis Street. If wet 16B Totara Park Ave.

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15 TAYLOR AVENUE, Motueka. 9am this Saturday and Sunday. Bar Stools - Tub Chair - Shelving - Taps Clothing - Also - new soft toys - ribbons - laces - cushions and tote bags and much more... Many items from .50C $4.00. Something for everyone.

LODDER LANE 157 Saturday 9.00am Household goods, camping gear. Lots of everything.


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1 BEDROOM private & quiet furnished bach, Central Riwaka suitable for full time worker. No Pets. $250 per week. Enquiries phone 0211812473.

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KINGSTAN PLACE Sat 7 Dec 9am. Household items, tools, linen. Wet or fine.

1 BRM FLAT. Spacious well appointed $250. Suit working couple. Ref required. No dogs. 0274159234

1 4 7 6 4ST ART WALK 7th9December, 10am - 2 TREWAVAS 4pm, Free. Rain or Shine. 40 local artists exhibiting paintings, 5 ceramics,3carving, 2 weaving,6wrought1iron park4up required and more. Look for the yellow bunting flags. YOGA FOR PEOPLE AFFECTED BY CANCER 2 5.15pm Register 8 3 dog,BUILDER Thursdays info@cancernelson.6 RETIRED and with or phone 539 1137 for details motorhome, require 9 3 4 park up. Ph: Lindsay 027 364 5791 5 9 7 8 SUDOKU RESULTS

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for sale 4 Burner BBQ with bottle & cover $200 ph 035285288 Also for sale hairdressing equipment.

property maintenance P R O P E R T Y MAINTENANCE Hedges, Tree work, Shrubs, Garden cleanups, Odd jobs. Local references. Matt 0212613501 :)

raffle results RIWAKA CROQUET Raffle supported by Whitwells and Image Creators was drawn under Police Supervision on 29 November and winners notified.

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

LOWER MOUTERE 193 Central Road. Sat 7th - 8am. Toys, Bike, Paint, Household, Dehumidifier, Drill, Heaps more. 85 PARKER ST, MOTUEKA. Combined Garage Sale. Saturday 7th Dec. 8am. TALBOT ST Sat 9am. House clearance. Cancelled if wet. TEECE DRIVE from 9am Sat & Sun. 4 burner BBQ, bike, household, books and much more.

trades TASMAN BLASTING SERVICES See website for details: www. tasmansodablasting. or Ph. 0225288159

window cleaning WINDOW CLEANING SERVICE. Good rates. (Per hour), Indoors and outdoors. Police vetted. reliable. Brian @ CLEANAWINDOWS. 02102251221





• All Home Services Covered • Property Mantenance and Repair • Air BnB Management Affordable, Professional, Reliable

Small Jobs Welcome E: Mia 022 506 8391

ELECTRICIAN Contact the team on

(03) 528 9071

All Domestic & Commercial Work New Builds/Renovations - 24hr Faults Heat Pumps - Appliance Repairs 29 King Edward Street, Motueka Email:





Phone Jeff on 528 5213 672 Main Road, Riwaka

ALL MAKES AND MODELS SERVICED from push mowers to ride-ons. Free Pickup & Delivery Service in the Motueka area.


Frans van de Loo

02 75 281 366


Experience is a wonderful teacher. Expertise is having the right answers.

With 140 years of helping New Zealanders with their legal and financial matters, there’s almost no situation we haven’t studied or solved. From wills to family trusts, we can offer expert advice and tailor made solutions to any family situation. The team at Public Trust Nelson can visit your home in Motueka, or meet you at Morrison Square, Level 1, Suite 3/244 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010. Give us a call on 0800 371 471 to book an appointment or for more information.

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situations vacant

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


STORAGE Systems Motueka. Secure self storage available from $6 a week. Ph 528 4060. HANDYMAN Storage. Motueka's newest most secure storage unit. Security cameras. Insurance approved. 26 Huffam St, Motueka. Ph 0274 344 254. Courtesy trailer available.


Thu 5th - Wed 11th Dec 2019

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LOOKING FOR GOOD WOMAN TO MARRY 57yr old man seeking nice lady aged 47 to 79 with view to marriage. Only sincere persons, pls email bio w/ recent photo to:

Rec Centre, Old Wharf Road






Do you have an awesome idea for a Christmas card? The chosen design will be featured on Tasman District Council’s 2019 e-card and its creator will win a cool prize! There will be two runner-up prizes as well. Entries close 8 December 2019. Pick up an entry form at any Council office or library, or download one from

What do you love about your local parks? We’re reviewing the way we manage Moutere/Waimea Ward parks and reserves, and we need your help to make sure these public spaces suit locals and visitors now and in the future. Over the next few months, we’ll be asking you to tell us which reserves you use regularly, what you love about them, and any changes you would like to see to the way they are used or managed. The most important thing we want to know is: What’s your vision for their future? The way we manage them was last reviewed in 2000, so it’s time we update and refresh the management plan. This initial round of consultation will help us write a first draft of the management plan. There will be another opportunity to comment on the draft itself in the second half of 2020. Have your say Online: Visit for more information.

ROAD CLOSURES Approved temporary road closures Applicant: Motueka Events Charitable Trust Event: New World Starlight Christmas Parade Date: Friday 6 December 2019 Location and times: Pah Street – from Grey Street to High Street, 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm. High Street - from Poole Street to Whakarewa Street, 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm. Wallace Street – from High Street to Decks Reserve Carpark. 3.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Summer chlorination for Kaiteriteri water The Kaiteriteri/Riwaka water supply will be chlorinated again this summer. The consequences of a water-borne illness outbreak in Kaiteriteri over summer would be serious and difficult to contain, especially with large numbers of people camping in close proximity. The chlorination programme will begin in December and continue through to March 2020, covering the peak visitor period. Based on feedback from the trial last summer, changes will be made to better manage the issues residents reported. For more information about why we chlorinate water supplies, visit the website, and search on chlorination.

In writing: You are welcome to submit written comments and suggestions, either via email to anna.gerraty@tasman. or post c/- Anna Gerraty, Strategic Policy Team, Tasman District Council, 189 Queen Street, Private Bag 4, Richmond Nelson, 7050.

Upcoming maritime events

In person: Anna is happy to speak to your group or community organisation. Phone her on 03 543 7281 to arrange a time.

Event activity: Giant Slalom and Christmas Picnic Date and location: 15 December 2019, Waimea River

Christmas events Summer fun is underway, with a full programme of events for young and old to enjoy in the Tasman region. Here are some of the upcoming Christmas events: Golden Bay Santa Parade – Saturday 14 December, 10.00 am. Commercial Street, Takaka. FREE. Carols in the Park – Friday 6 December, 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm. Brightwater Domain. FREE. Carols by Candlelight – Sunday 22 December. Entertainment from 6.30 pm, carols 8.00 pm. Washbourn Gardens, Richmond. FREE. Carols on the Green – Tuesday 24 December, 7.00 pm. Village Green, Commercial Street, Takaka. FREE.

Positive Ageing Expo – registrations open The Positive Ageing Expo will be back in 2020 on Friday 3 April 2020 from 10.00 am – 3.00 pm at the Headingly Centre, Richmond. Stallholder registrations are now open until Sunday 8 March 2020. If you are a community group, agency or organisation that can make a positive impact on our ageing population, make your presence felt at the Positive Ageing Expo. The Positive Ageing Expo has run annually since 2008 and attracts about 2,000 people each year. Register your organisation: Head to tasman.govt. nz/link/positive-ageing to book a stall, or contact Community Partnerships Co-ordinator Lani Evans, phone 03 543 8980 or email


HAVE YOUR SAY: For details of our current consultations, head to

Help us plan for the future of Saxton Field First stage consultation closes 16 December 2019 We’re reviewing the way we manage Saxton Field – and we need your help to ensure a bright future for our region’s largest sports, recreation and events venue. Between 4 October and 16 December 2019 we're asking what you enjoy about Saxton Field, how happy you are with the opportunities provided for sport, recreation and play, as well as the natural environment and landscape. Most importantly we want to know: What’s your vision for the future of Saxton Field? Visit for more information and to fill in the survey.

Alcohol licence applications Current applications for alcohol licences, including information on how to object, are advertised on our website.


The Harbourmaster has (or may soon) grant authorisations for the following events. These events may affect public use of the maritime area for a certain period of time.

Event activity: New Year's Eve public fireworks display Date and location: 31 December 2019 to 1 January 2020, Torrent Bay Event activity: Tata Islands swimming races Date and location: 11 January 2020, between Ngawhiti Island and Tata Beach Event activity: Cardboard boat race Date and location: 25 January 2020, Tata Beach/Ligar Inlet More information about the Harbourmaster’s directions for events is available at

Shop your streets on SecondHand Sunday – 8 December 2019 Here’s a chance to re-home your surplus household goods and pick yourself up a free bargain as well. SecondHand Sunday, on 8 December, is a joint council event to help you find new homes for useful items –furniture, books and magazines, clothing, tools, baby gear, sporting goods, leftover bits and pieces from building projects. Simply register your address online, including what you have available, arrange your items on your driveway or front lawn, put up your SecondHand Sunday letterbox poster, and then welcome visitors who will take your goods off your hands. The address list will be posted on our website on the Friday afternoon before the event. The event will take place rain or shine, and remember you will still be responsible for anything that isn’t taken on the day. Register for SecondHand Sunday online at before Thursday 6 December.

COUNCIL MEETINGS Unless otherwise stated, all meetings will be held at Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond. Hearings – Responsible Camping Strategy Thursday 5 December, 11.00 am. Public forum Audit & Risk Committee Thursday 5 December, 1.30 pm. No public forum Hearings – Responsible Camping Strategy Friday 6 December, 1.30 pm. Motueka Service Centre, 7 Hickmott Place, Motueka. Public forum Deliberations – Responsible Camping Strategy Monday 9 December, 9.00 am. Public forum Golden Bay Community Board Tuesday 10 December, 9.30am. Collingwood. Public forum Full Council Meeting Thursday 12 December, 9.30 am. Nelson-Tasman Regional Landfill Business Unit Committee Friday 13 December, 9.30 am. Public forum Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit Committee Friday 13 December, 1.00 pm. Public forum Motueka Community Board Tuesday 17 December, 4.00 pm. Motueka Service Centre, 7 Hickmott Place, Motueka. Public forum 18248 HotHouse Creative

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Welcome Spring! Everyone loves the feeling of freshness, and spring is the season of new beginnings – fresh buds bloom, animal awaken, and earth seems to come to life again. History shows that during Spring and Summer, both supply and demand of properties increases incredibly. Spring is now here, are you prepared? They say information is power, knowing your market insights plays an important role in making the right decision for the biggest asset in your life. This is where quality advice from experiencedTENDER real estate professionals is crucial. TENDER TENDER Just as you remain loyal to your family doctor, a similar philosophy should apply to your real estate agent. Rest assured, the show of faith will be reciprocated many times over in terms of expertise and negotiation skills. There is no right or wrong season to sell your home, only right or wrong ways to sell it. If you would like to talk about today’s market or set up a strategy meeting to figure out when the best time is FOR YOU to sell your property, call me now! NEW PRICE


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Motueka Valley, 1079/1077 Mot Valley Highway Kaiteriteri, 145 Kaiteriteri Sandy-Bay Road 3 1 1 3 2 2 2 2 Tender, closes 12pm 12th Dec 2019 Tender, closes 12pm 18th Dec 2019 26.19ha (unless sold prior) 896m2 6.1ha (unless sold prior)


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Motueka, SOLD 93 Mapua Drive

Offers Over $759,000







Motueka, 6 Royden Place

Motueka, 8 Mountview Place

Motueka, 51 Douglas Road




Tasman, 117 Baldwin Road

Motueka, 63 High Street


Kaiteriteri, 8/26 Kotare Place

Deadline Sale 16th September 2019 12.00pm

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Motueka, 140 Herring Stream Road



Motueka, 4 Puketutu Grove Motueka, 9 Grey Street

Motueka, 88 Greenwood St Motueka, 19 Kuini Place

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Riwaka, 160 Swamp Road


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