The Guardian - 8 February 2023

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Red Cross Volunteers Celebrate Years of Service

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Jacky Martin, Pat Frater, Elaine Wilson and Faith Wells were recognised for their service Cross, with Peter Saba and Jennifer Dixon-Didier.

Red Cross Volunteers Celebrate Years of Service

from Christchurch, Jacky Martin, presented the awards. They thanked the volunteers for their dedication and passion in supporting those in need in the community.

Elaine works on Tuesdays, Pat works on Wednesdays and Faith works on Thursdays. They were all pleased to receive their certificates and flowers, and expressed how much pride they take in their voluntary work, “We’re here to help,” says Elaine, “Sometimes people have nothing and we’re here to help them.” The three

women said they all worked together well. Elaine was President for 11 years and Faith was secretary at that time, “It’s been the most enjoyable times we’ve had, lots of laughs, we’ve all worked well together,” says Faith. Pat agrees adding, “It’s been about meeting new people and making new friends.”

At first Red Cross began being open only one day a week. Gradually as more people showed interest and need grew, the op shop increased to being open five days a week.

An afternoon tea was held for Red Cross workers on Friday 27th January, to present awards and thanks. Awards were given to three volunteers for their thirty years of service to the community - Faith Wells, Elaine Wilson and Pat Frater. They have all been volunteers at Red Cross since it started here in Motueka.

The award ceremony was held in the meeting room behind the Red Cross Opportunity shop.

Jennifer DixonDidier, President of the Motueka branch, introduced the awards thanking all the volunteers for their dedication, loyalty and service, and expressing special thanks also to the family mem-

bers of the volunteers. Jennifer says the afternoon tea was a chance for all the volunteers to be thanked and awarded for their service to the community.

Red Cross National Humanitarian Development Manager from Wellington, Peter Saba, and Red Cross Humanitarian Development Engagement Manager

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Jennifer Dixon-Didier, President Motueka Branch Red Cross Bronwyn Bailey receiving her certificate for 10 years service

Open Door at Gecko Theatre to celebrate 20th Anniversary

Zealand-made features and documentaries, “We’re limited on the films we can get as we are classed as an e-cinema. Most of the films have been shown in other countries before New Zealand so we can read reviews to help decide which films to show.”

At the Gecko, the audience can relax with ample leg room, in comfortable armchairs and lounges.

no-one’s head is in your way. Once people have been once, they come back,” Ted says. He hopes the Gecko can stay small and cosy.

The Gecko, Motueka’s independent boutique cinema, is celebrating its 20th birthday with an Open Door event on Sunday 12th February from 11am – 1pm. They will be showing a loop of some short silent films (Charlie Chaplin type) suitable for the whole family, screening in both theatres.

The idea for having an Open Door is for people who have not yet been to the Gecko to come and have a look, “… and see for themselves what we are all about,” says Ted Basdevant, Managing Director.

The Gecko project began in 2000, pre Netflix, as Motueka didn’t have a cinema and those wanting to go to the movies needed to travel to Nelson or Takaka.

Five friends started the project and it basically took three years before they were able

The Gecko Theatre’s first venue was in High Street opposite Motueka Hotel. Seating 25 patrons, the first films screened were ‘The Cat’s Meow’ and ‘Donnie Darko’, “But it was very cramped with a low ceiling,” says Ted.

In 2007, the Gecko moved to its current location, 23b Wallace Street. There, they were able to increase the capacity to two screens – one with 31 seats and the other with a smaller screen, seating 10. Each show is operated by one person only who sells tickets, prepares

the refreshments and introduces the film to the audience before the show starts.

“We were first in the region to be fully digital,” Ted says, “Since we opened there has been a blooming of independent boutique cinemas. Now there is a chain of boutique cinemas.”

“It’s not a packthem-in type of venue, to get funding, find a venue and start showing movies, “As our first approach was unsuccessful with local banks, we held a public meeting calling for expressions of interest for shareholders. 30 -35 people came to that first meeting and about 25 people came to the second meeting we held two weeks later,” says Ted.

The focus is on independent and New

The Gecko is open every day except Monday. On Tuesday and Wednesday tickets are discounted to $14. Other days $17. The Gecko Theatre can also be hired for private screenings. Contact Gecko Theatre on 03 5289996 or email

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The Aroha String Trio opens the 2023 season at the Chanel

The Motueka Music Group’s first concert of the year, at the Chanel Arts Centre on Tuesday 14th February at 7.30pm, will feature the Aroha String Trio.

The Trio consists of 3 members of the wellknown Aroha String Quartet. Acclaimed as demonstrating “accomplished bril -

liance, soulfulness and sublime intensity in perfect balance and tonal unity” (The Dominion Post), the Aroha String Quartet is firmly established as one of New Zealand’s finest chamber music ensembles.

The Trio consists of Haihong Liu on violin, Zhongxian Jin on viola and Robert Ibell

on cello. They will present Serenade, a programme of delightful string trios by Beethoven, Jean Françaix, Dohnányi and young New Zealand composer Salina Fisher.

Salina’s composition is titled Matu-Au, a reference to the Clutha River, and the music

is descriptive of the dancing, swirling water of the Clutha.

The serenade as a musical form was originally intended for light evening entertainment, usually performed outdoors and sometimes associated with courtship. In the 18th century it developed into a short suite of light instrumental music and

was adopted by many composers including Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert.

Tickets for the concert (adults $25, schoolchildren $5) can be obtained from Floral Affaire, High Street, Motueka (cash only) and at the door on the night of the concert (EFTPOS available).

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Warm welcome reciprocated by Turkish refugee visitors

Friends reunite

Turkish children playing electric guitar.

In return, Lucy Summerfield, whose family were hosting one of the refugee families, performed also, playing her guitar and singing in Te Reo. Fiona Summerfield, Lucy’s mother, says, “Having a family of five staying with us is really cool with lots of exchanging…they cooked breakfast for us too, and the wife taught me how to cook a Turkish dish with tomatoes and eggs.”

The other 11 families had all been in United Nations refugee camps before coming to New Zealand’s refugee resettlement centres.

Many friendships had been made, and the holiday was a chance for them to catch-up having since moved to different cities. Due to a despotic government in Turkey, there are an increasing number of refugees fleeing their homeland.

Ann Daniels, who had been instrumental in helping to organ-

ise this visit, says, “It’s been an amazing experience with the level of support from the community, beyond what I expected.”

Pearl of the Islands Foundation Inc.(PIF) was also instrumental to the refugees’ visit, funding airfares for many of the visitors as well as providing some of the food. Yalcin Solak, PIF’s Executive Director says “It’s the first time people have opened their homes to the refugees in an event such as this.” PIF’s mission is to fos-

ter understanding and acceptance between people of diverse communities through meaningful engagement and intercultural events.

As a giving back to the community, some of the team are planning to return for an Iftar dinner Easter Saturday April 8th. Iftar is the daily break of fast during Ramadan. The venue for the dinner has not been decided at this stage but it will be open to the public and no charge. Simply a giving back.

In the spirit of sharing, the group of Turkish families who visited Motueka in January quickly returned the hospitality and welcome. On the Saturday evening meal held at St. Andrew’s Church Hall, the visitors ensured those who had come to share their meal had a place at the table and were served. It is part of the Muslim tradition to share food and serve others.

The visitors’ spirits

were high after their day’s activities with a return visit to Kaiteriteri, and a visit to Ruiwaka Resurgence. Then the men and boys had gone to the Waterslide, while the women and girls picked blueberries.

Sidika organised the menu for the four nights and, with others, helped to cook. A nurse in Turkey, Sidika trained in Christchurch as a nutritionist. Pleased that they had fed everyone, Sidika made sure the extra

uncooked food was given to the Motueka Community House. Her husband, Serdah, who had initiated the idea of the visit to Motueka for the families, laughs when asked why: “Because I’m crazy.” But agrees with Sidika that, “So far it’s been awesome”.

After the meal, we were treated to singing and clapping to traditional music played by Yashor Guzel with a Saz - a Turkish longnecked Lute. This was followed by one of the

We were then shown the Turkish art form of Ebru. Like water marbling, colourful patterns are created by sprinkling and brushing colours onto a pan of oily water. The patterns are then transferred onto paper. Guests were invited to try doing this and some beautiful designs were created.

Four out of the 15 families had moved to New Zealand for work when they were able to leave Turkey.

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More Bittern Booms at Mangarakau Swamp

Recently analysed data of the male Australasian Bittern at Mangarakau Swamp has shown that their numbers are increasing. Since 2015, Friends of Mangarakau Swamp, with the help of Dr. Colin O’Donnell and Emma Williams

from Department of Conservation (DOC) have been monitoring the male Bittern’s call or boom signalling their time for breeding.

“It looks like the call rate is being maintained, if not increasing slightly,” says Colin,

Principal Science Advisor (Ecosystems and Species) at DOC. He stresses the importance of monitoring data over the longterm and continuing with the management of the swamp or wetland.


Swamp is south of Farewell Spit and can be approached from Collingwood. It is the largest remaining wetland in the Nelson/ Tasman region. Friends of Mangarakau Swamp have been restoring and protecting the wetland for the last 17 years.

The sound recorders are put out for three weeks in late September, the start of the Bittern booming season, which peaks usually around Labour Weekend at the end of October.

Recordings are taken for two hours, morning and evening. Then collected for reading using an app, and how many birds are likely to inhabit the swamp is calculated.

According to DOC,

Australasian Bitterns or Makatu are considered globally endangered. They are also found in Australia and New Caledonia where their populations have declined dramatically. Considered important to Maori, appearing in legends, stories, and early pictures, Makatu provided food and their feathers were used for ceremonial decoration.

When Europeans arrived they were abundant, but now it is rare to see more than one at a time. Because Makutu are dependent on high quality, ecologically diverse habitats and rich food supplies, they are a potential indicator of wetland health.


Robyn Jones, Chairperson of the friends group says, “We are really pleased with the results. It shows that all the work our group has been doing is working with the increasing numbers of Bitterns, as well as the restoration and stream care that is being done in the surrounding areas.” Robyn says that they heard the last booming for the season of the Bittern at the end of December which is later than usual.

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SH60 Takaka Hill resurfacing work has begun

Local residents and regular users of State Highway 60 over the Takaka Hill need to be ready for delays as planned maintenance work is carried out on the route.

There will be resealing work done to parts of the road on both sides of the hill. Other maintenance work will also be undertaken, such as clearing water channels and fixing slips and guard rails.

The highway will be subject to daytime stop/go traffic control from this Tuesday, 7 February to Tuesday, 21 February. These are likely to create 15-minute delays for traffic.

Then, between Sunday, 26 February and the morning of Friday, 17 March, there will also be night closures of the road, five days a week, (Sunday to Thursday nights)

with a short opening around 1 am for queued traffic. The night closures end at 5:30 am on Friday mornings.

Because of the road’s narrowness and the need to keep road crews safe, the road must be closed at night while this work is done. Closures also allow contractors to get work done much faster. The nature of the materials being worked with (eg asphalt), means some of this work has to be done during the day. The material can’t be laid successfully under colder night-time conditions.

Road users should expect and plan for delays while this work is being done. It is crucial drivers observe speed limits in road work areas and follow the instructions of contractors.

Courtesy needed at harvest time

Harvest season is in full swing and Federated Farmers is urging motorists and the operators of agricultural machinery to show each other some care and understanding.

“Not everyone has appreciated the recent sweltering temperatures in some South Island districts but for arable farmers in the middle of harvesting, the golden weather is both a bonus and a race to get crops in before Mother Nature switches moods,” Feds Arable Industry chairperson and Waimate farmer Colin Hurst said.

New Zealand’s $2.2 billion arable industry is an important part of our export earnings, economy and employment - not to mention growers of wheat flour for your summer sourdough. During harvest, combine harvesters, large tractors towing implements and other over-size agricultural vehicles often need to use public roads to move between different parts of the farm and between farms.

“They’re bulky and of

Waka Kotahi understands the road works will be inconvenient for residents and regular road users. However, this maintenance work is essential for keeping the highway resilient over the coming winter. We want to

thank locals for their patience and understanding as these works are completed.

The roadworks are weather dependent and may be rescheduled.

Daytime Stop/Go traffic controls:

Day time stop/go traffic management will be in place from 7 to 21 February. It will run from 6 am to 6 pm.

Drivers should plan ahead and expect short delays.

Night closures:

These will run from 26 February to 17 March. The closures will be between 8 pm at night and 5:30 am the following morning

The road will open

once each night around 1 am.

Vehicles travelling over the hill need to be at the Aaron Creek Road closure point at 12.30 am and the Riwaka Valley Road closure point by 1 am.

necessity - and by law - move at lower speeds than other motorists.

“Farmers are asking other drivers to show a bit of patience and common sense when coming across these large vehicles on the road,” Colin said.

“If a tractor or harvester does pull over to the edge of the road, take your opportunity to pass if you can do so safely. Most of them will be moving no faster than 30-40kph or so, so it’s not essential to have the same several hundred metres of clear road ahead needed when overtaking much faster moving vehicles.”

Refusing to pass can result in a long line-up of vehicles and that’s when some drivers’ patience frays and they do something risky, Colin said.

Federated Farmers is also urging the operators of farm vehicles to keep traffic flows in mind, and to remember their responsibilities in terms of protruding implements/headers and, where required, use of beacons and hazard panels.

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Dungeons & Dragons Game, Friday 10 Feb, 4pm-6pm

Our new group is called Dungeon Dwellers, if you enjoy dungeon and dragon adventures, this is for you, a fantasy role playing game suitable for teens and adults.

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Adults are invited to bring a friend or meet new people while playing Catan, Chess, Scrabble, Yatzee, Battleships, Risk etc at the Library.

Garden Gurus – Monday 13 February, 10.30am-12pm

History Buffs – Monday 13 February, 1pm-2pm

An introduction to a new group, for those interested in history. A discussion about the eras in history you would like to talk, learn and share about. Future meetings scheduled for the first Monday each month,10.30am-12pm, starting 6 March.

Digi Drop In for digital tips and tricks - Tuesday 14 & 21 February, 11am-12pm

Wellby Talking Café – Wednesday 15 February, 10am-11.30am

Storytime, Thursdays during term time, 10am-10.30am, for ages 2-5years

Wriggle & Rhyme. Fridays during term time, 10am-10.30am, for 0-2 years

Bookcafe – Monday 20 February, 10.30am-12pm

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Tasman lifts Stage One water restrictions


Hello Motueka. Its all go at this time of year. Holidays come to an end, kids go back to school and life is hectic. We get busy and feel like we need to rush...everywhere. I drive between Nelson and Motueka 3 times a week and I see crazy things on the roads every time, because we think there is not enough time in the day. Of course, no one is a saint, but it is time to slow down and take less risks out there. At the end of the day, everyone wants to get home once the day is done right?. Stay safe out there. Until next time. Cheers.

Recent rain and the prospect of more in the coming days has prompted Tasman District Council to lift Stage One water restrictions for users in Motupiko, Tadmor and Waimea Plains water management zones, effective immediately.

Tasman’s Dry Weather Taskforce had previously made the

decision to introduce restrictions to affiliated and unaffiliated consent holders from Monday, 30 January, based on data which suggested a possible dip below trigger levels for our rivers and dams.

However, Taskforce Convenor Kim Drummond, said that the region had useful but varying amounts of

rain last week, which has helped raise river flows to varying degrees across the region and above restriction triggers.

More useful rain is predicted this coming Wednesday, February 1, and towards the end of the week.

“Based on information at hand, restrictions in place are lifted immediately,” Kim said.

“This means Stage One rationing - or a cut in use by 20 percent of consented water take levels - is no longer required for the Motupiko and Tadmor water management zones, as well as unaffiliated and affiliated consent holders in the Waimea Delta, Golden Hills, Redwood, Waimea Reservoir, Upper Confined, Waimea Upper Catchment and Waimea West water management zones.

“Council will continue to keep an eye on river flows, aquifer levels and salinity in the coastal aquifers. The deep Moutere aquifer in the Eastern zone continues to drop and the rain impact on this will be monitored as well.

“The need for a Dry Weather Task Force meeting will be evaluated again early next week.”

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Extra cost of living support for families and businesses in Tasman

helps to reduce the fuel burden on businesses – keeping the cost of food and essential goods lower across the board, which is good for everyone here in Tasman.

Our Government is focused on the bread and butter issues that matter most to New Zealanders, here and now. That’s why we’re providing extra cost of living support to families and businesses in Tasman and across the country.

Last week we announced that we’re extending our fuel tax cut, our reduction on road user charges, as

well as half price public transport until the end of June.

While this won’t fix everything, we know that transport is one of the biggest expenses for households and reducing that cost is one practical way we can quickly ease some of the pressure that New Zealanders are facing right now.

On top of that, slashing transport costs

In the big picture, New Zealand’s economy is in a better position than many other countries. Our economic management has left us with low unemployment and comparatively low levels of Government debt. All of this is important as a strong economy creates good jobs, lifts incomes and provides more opportunities for people to get ahead. But there’s no question that the cost of living crisis is continuing to bite as international pressures drive up inflation and prices.

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Zealanders, and many families, are struggling. We know people are worried about paying their grocery bills and paying their mortgages. The recent floods in Auckland and Northland have further exacerbated this – putting extra stress and financial pressure on households and businesses.

Cutting transport costs is a small step but it will help to give some extra relief through this tough period. The fuel tax cut will reduce the cost of an average 60 litre tank of petrol by $17.25 and half price public transport fares saves an average person who pays two $5 fares a day $25 a week.

When Chris Hipkins took on the job of Prime Minister, he made it clear that bread and butter issues like the cost of living would be the Government’s top priority. This is just the first step in our plan, and as 2023 gets underway, you will continue to see us focused on the things that matter most to New Zealanders.

Work and Income Hiring Day returns to Motueka

“There’s also lot of support available to people through our work schemes and training options. We can refer people on for help with tidying up their CV or getting their driver licence as well, if they’re eligible.”

Hiring Day is returning to Motueka on February 15. Employers will be interviewing job seekers in a ‘speed date’ style format, and those attending could walk away with a job and a start date.

The event will be hosted by Work and Income in Motueka with staff there to talk through all of the support they can provide to help people take up work. The jobs on

offer include seasonal roles across a variety of local industries, as well as longer-term opportunities.

Ministry of Social Development Regional Commissioner Craig Churchill says anyone wanting to explore work and training opportunities in the region is welcome to attend.

“Local employers are eager to meet job seekers,” he says,

Motueka was the first Work and Income site to host a ‘speed date’ Hiring Day in 2021 when 88 attendees were offered jobs. The event’s success has since sparked similar events across the country.

“We’re proud of the innovation of our team at Motueka. We’re hoping plenty of people will attend this coming Hiring Day to see what’s on offer,” Churchill says.

Hiring Day is from 9:30am to 1pm on February 15 at Work and Income, 236 High Street, Motueka.

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UValentine’s Day

February 14th is Valentine’s Day, do you celebrate this day of love and if so what plans do you have? Whether it be experiencing an activity you enjoy together or simply reminding your partner how much your care for them, Valentines is all about sharing the love.

Romance is a feeling, an expression, it’s not tangible, it’s an emotion. What is romance for you? Some people will say they’re not romantic at all… while others say they are an Incurable romantic. It doesn’t matter where you fall on that spectrum, but it is interesting to note that by definition romance is loving expression.

Ideas to express love in some new “romantic” ways

We’ve compiled a list to inspire romance this Valentine’s Day. Of course there are the traditional methods, such as a bouquet of stunning flowers or the treat of a meal at your favourite restaurant. However, if you are looking for a new way to express your love and feel romance in your life, try one of these ideas with your partner and celebrate the love in your life this Valentine’s Day.

• Create a romantic environment

• Turn on music that stirs the feeling of love in you

• Candles in lots of places you wouldn’t normally put candles

• Enjoy a sunset walk on the beach

• A slow kiss that seems to last forever

• Pick a single flower for your loved one

• Leave a romantic note in the fridge

• Walking in the moonlight

• Walking in the rain

• A picnic under your favourite tree

• Dancing in the kitchen

• Reading to each other

• Romantic interactions

• Dancing cheek to cheek

• Flirting

Words of romance

When was the last time you wrote a romantic letter or email E pressing yourself through words is one of the most romantic gestures a person can make. For some, writing a letter is easier than expressing themselves verbally. Forget the social media meme’s, instead go out of your way to pen your feelings to your partner. E pressing deep love in words requires speaking from the heart, let your emotions light the way. If you are looking for a few ideas to help get you started, we’ve compiled some inspiration below.

Ways to say, “I love you.”

• I adore you, you inspire me.

• I am better because of you.

• My love for you is unconditional and eternal.

• I have been searching for you since the beginning of time.

• I never knew love until I met you.

• In you, I have found my soulmate.

• I would give up everything else just to be with you.

• My life began the day we met.

• My life changed forever when you became part of it.

• My love for you grows stronger with each moment.

• My soul is complete now that you are by my side.

• To me, you are perfect.

• Words cannot e press the deep love I feel for you.

Fish & Game Call to preserve Wetlands

With World Wetlands Day on Thursday 2nd February, New Zealanders are being encouraged to consider creating and preserving wetlands to help halt the decline of these threatened habitats across the country. Just nine per cent of the country’s original wetlands remain, and Fish & Game is urging landowners to recognise the value of wetlands. “Wetlands are one of our most threatened habitats,” says Corina Jordan, chief executive of Fish & Game NZ.

“We have lost most of our small wetlands. This has a significant environmental impact because they provide a buffering function for waterways by trapping sediment and filtering nutrient run-off, and they have an important role in flood management by slowing pulses of water flow.

“What’s more, wetlands play a role in mitigating climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide and filtering greenhouse gases, and they are essential habitat for both indigenous plants and animals as well as our valued introduced species.

“Southland is an interesting case study. The Environment Court recently found that their rivers have degraded water quality. A forum commissioned by Environment Southland concluded the most costeffective way to improve that was to develop five per cent of modified land into wetlands. The greatest potential water quality benefits are associated with on-farm wetland construction.

Jordan agrees there are huge opportunities on private land to create, enhance or develop more wetlands and help halt the decline of these vital ecosystems.

“We know farmers have

a deep affinity for the land and recognise the potential the ‘swampy bottom paddock’ may have as a wetland, although many may still be unsure how to go about restoring and enhancing it.

Anyone interested in creating wetlands should contact Fish Game. We have the expertise and personnel and can provide free advice; we can also direct people to funding support for wetlands projects.

Over the past 30 years, Fish Game has been the lead agency in New Zealand when it comes to wetland conservation.

“Not only have we been the strongest advocates for better protection of wetlands in legislation, but Fish Game has helped farmers with hundreds of wetland projects across the country.

Through the purchase of their game bird licence from Fish Game, hunters also play a significant part in wetland conservation, Jordan points out.

Five dollars from every licence sold goes to the Game Bird abitat Trust. Since , the Trust has raised and disbursed $2.3 million on wetland habitat projects, resulting in an annual average of 31ha of restored wetlands every year.

However, Jordan says all New Zealanders must take greater responsibility.

“Up until recently, the value of wetlands has not been recognised. They were perceived to be unproductive parts of our landscape that were drained and cleared.

“We want the Government and regional councils to look again at their wetland policies, many of which are getting in the way of landowners wanting to do more to establish, manage and even maintain existing wetlands.

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A family friendly event you won’t want to miss

The Moutere Hop is coming up. If you are a car lover, petrol head, muscle car junkie or just enjoy an opportunity to attend a fantastic day out, the Moutere Hop is an event that you don’t want to miss!

A team of passionate organisers have really gone out of their way to make this annual car show something special. Prior events have been an enormous success with hundreds of vehicles making the trip to the stunning Moutere Valley especially for the occasion.

One of the unique aspects of the Moutere Hop is their huge community focus, while the event was created for car lovers. Proceeds from the Moutere Hop is generously donated to a number of local charities.

On Friday night, 24 February, the Moutere Hop will kick off with a cruise through Motueka and Mapua from 6pm, followed by a movie. The following day, Saturday 25 February, will be packed full of fun, entertainment and competitions, topped off with the prize giving and live music.

The Moutere Hop will be filled with the most impressive cars from mint classics to hot rods and custom builds. As well there will be market stalls, food and so much more. Everyone is welcome at this family event located within the expansive grounds of the Moutere Hills Community Centre.

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A fully customised 1954 Chevrolet at the last Moutere Hop

Come to the movie on Friday night –there’s a free bus to get there

Outdoor movies are so much fun. On Friday night at the Moutere Hop get ready to experience an outdoor movie with a difference. The movie will begin around 9pm, we don’t want to give away too many details but, this film has some of the best car chase scenes in the history of cinema. It’s an 80’s classic with a stellar cast about a cross-country outlaw road race.

Here’s a few clues, the movie features a Dodge Tradesman ambulance, Ferrari 308 GTS, Lamborghini Countach, Subaru GL 4WD hatchback with a rocket booster engine, a Chevrolet stock car, an Aston Martin DB5 and a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow.

Come and experience a movie in a truly unique setting. Bring a deck chair or blanket, there will be outdoor speakers or, you can watch enjoy the film ‘drive in movie style’, snuggled up in your car tuning in the sound via your car radio. It was important to organisers to create just the right environment and unlike the move theatre, at the Moutere Hop movie screening there will be intermission.

For the under 15’s there is free popcorn and an ice cream.

What’s even better is the free bus to the movies. Jump on-board Sabrina, a retro bus and be driven in style to and from the movies.

Pick up is around 8pm at Repco by the Clocktower, after the Moutere Hop cars have toured around town. Drop off is also at Repco, after the movie.

Bus riders pay for their movie ticket in cash as they board the bus. What a thoughtful initiative for this event.

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Catch Sabrina the free retro bus to go to Friday night’s movie, don’t forget to bring cash for your movie ticket.

Vintage Pageant

This Vintage Pageant is like no other. It’s a chance for individuals of all ages, shapes, sizes, and walks of life to show off their uniqueness, style and personality! This may sound cliché but, getting out there and having the confidence to participate in such a pageant is a true victory in itself.

If you enjoy dressing up, then come along enter the Moutere Hop Vintage Pageant on Saturday at 3pm. It’s going to be wonderful to see all the different entries adorned in their vintage best. Fashionista’s and style icons, this competition is not to be missed and the prize money is fantastic!

The Vintage Pageant is a family friendly event and open to everyone!

Show & Shine

Are you a car enthusiast with a vehicle you are proud of? Then it’s time to show off your wheels and enter the “Show & Shine’ competition on Saturday 25 February at the Moutere Hop.

Entries are accepted for all kinds of vehicles, no matter what year, make or model. The only criteria for this

competition is you must be proud of your vehicle. Polish up your chrome and get out the chamois cloth and be in to win one of the many prizes from a variety of different categories.

Gates open on Saturday for vehicles entering in the ‘Show & Shine’ categories from 7.30am. And yes breakfast will be available at 8.00am before the gates open to the public at 10.30am.

So much more!

It’s not only car’s that will be on show at the Moutere Hop, there’s so much else to see and do. On site come and check out a range of market stalls, from retro furnishings to car accessories and everything in between. You’ll find some unique memorabilia, treasure and of course there will be automotive related items.

All manner of refreshments will be available from a variety of food vendors and an onsite café. You won’t leave hungry or thirsty with such a selection to choose from.

But wait, there’s more… a Rock n roll demonstration from Suncity Rockers, retro caravans and a tyre changing competition sponsored by Brandon at Mitre 10 Mega in Nelson other happenings.

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Saturday is party night

Following the prize giving it’s time to rock and roll! There will be two outstanding live bands to get people up and dancing, Second Story are a popular local band from the Moutere. Universal Discord will also be live on stage for this annual event. And yes there will be a licensed bar on-site for those who feel like a bit of a tipple. Moutere Hop 2023 supports safety on NZ roads, please don’t drink and drive. Make the most of the onsite camping instead!

On site camping available

Organisers have secured a fantastic area next to the Moutere Hills Community Centre so that Moutere Hop attendees can come and camp for the weekend. If you are travelling from out of town and need somewhere to stay, or you don’t want to drive home after the movie on Friday night or live music on Saturday night then come and camp at the event.

Of course there are other places to stay, but why not make the most of the picturesque location, facilities and of course the atmosphere and stay on-site.

For those interested in camping at the Moutere Hop please email the organisers for more information info@

Where to find out more information

If you are interested in registering or showing your vehicle for the Moutere Hop or looking for more informa-

Be quick, this ends 28th Feb!

tion then head to their website

You’ll also find full schedules of the weekend’s event and other helpful information.

There’s discounted rates for groups, early-bird tickets and entry to both days at one reduced price, so do check out the various options online and save a few $ in the process.

Enquiries are welcomed. Do make contact with organisers if you have any questions at all. They are a won-

derful group of people and only too happy to help info@

Organisers would like to extend a massive thank you to all sponsors and helpers that have and are assisting in making this popular event possible. Thank you!

Don’t forget to check next week’s issue of The Guardian for a map of the Friday Night Cruise and some other exciting information about the Moutere Hop including a colouring competition for the youngsters.

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Why is ovarian cancer important?

Ovarian cancer is one of our least resourced cancers. Women often face extraordinary diagnosis delays (of months to years). There is a lack of national systems, and little resourcing. It kills more women than our road toll. The government spends $100 million a year to reduce our road toll, and most years nothing to reduce the toll of ovarian cancer through research and education. It’s been overlooked for too long. We are advocating strongly for change.

Just one in three women with ovarian cancer survive their diagnosis. That’s far too few. We are proud to have funded three NZ research projects since 2018, and will continue to support research until we find a cure.

Educating doctors

Research from the UK suggests that 44% of GPs are unaware that ovarian cancer can have symptoms in the early stages of the disease. We’ve co-authored a review with a local gynaecological oncologist – in popular GP magazine NZ Doctor covering all of the important facts about ovarian cancer. It’s being published mid-February, just in time for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. We’re making sure that GPs know about our health professional resource hub which includes New Zealand recognised professional development.

Is all ovarian cancer the same?

When we say ovarian cancer we mean cancer of the ovary, fallopian tube and peritoneum (lining of the abdomen). Ovarian cancer commonly develops from the epithelial (surface cells), stromal (connective tissue) or germ cell (reproductive cells).

The World Health Organisation recognises over thirty different types of ovarian cancer including high-grade serous, low-grade serous, clear cell, mucinous, endometrioid, germ cell and more. Though they all have similar symptoms and are diagnosed the same way - they are essentially unique cancers that develop differently and respond differently to treatment. In addition, there is also a condition called borderline tumours which while not cancer, are diagnosed in the same way and also managed by the gynaecological oncology service.

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Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of gynaecological cancer death in New Zealand wahine. Ovarian cancer does not have a screening test so it is vitally important for all New Zealanders to educate themselves on the symptoms of ovarian cancer.


What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Common symptoms include:

• Abdominal/pelvic pain or discomfort

• Increased abdominal size/bloating

• Bowel habit changes

• Eating less and feeling fuller

• Needing to urinate more often or urgently

• Fatigue

But any of the following could be a symptom of ovarian cancer:

• Feeling full after eating only a few bites or loss of appetite

• Diarrhoea, constipation, bowel or rectum feels full, change in bowel habits, constant urge to have a bowel movement, painful or burning bowel movements, rectal pain, painful defecation

• Bloating, distension of abdomen, clothes around the waist feel too tight, feel an abdominal mass

• Weight loss not because of dieting

• Nausea, vomiting, heartburn, gas, burping, indigestion

• Increased urinary frequency, need to urinate urgently, pressure on the bladder, leaking urine, burning sensat ion when urinating, need to urinate but unable to do so, unable to empty bladder completely, feeling full after urinating

• Vaginal discharge, bleeding, spotting, deep pain on intercourse

• Discomfort or pain in abdomen, pelvic region, or lower back

In New Zealand one person is diagnosed with ovarian cancer every day and five die every week. That makes it the leading cause of gynaecological cancer death and the fifth most common cause of cancer death overall, in females.

Ovarian cancer symptoms can be easily dismissed but it is important to take them seriously because the earlier ovarian cancer is found, the easier it is to treat.

Any female or person born with ovaries/fallopian tubes is at risk of developing ovarian cancer. Even if you have had surgery to remove your ovaries or fallopian tubes, or you take treatment to suppress ovarian function - you can still develop ovarian cancer. Cervical screening does not check for ovarian cancer

When should I see my GP?

Many of these symptoms are common and usually caused by conditions other than ovarian cancer. But you should take note of any changes especially if they are NEW, UNUSUAL or GETTING WORSE.

If the change has not gone away after TWO WEEKS then you should get it checked out. Ovarian cancer is more treatable when it is found early. Everyone’s normal is different. You know your body best. Even one symptom is enough to tell your doctor about.

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To find out more about Ovarian Cancer or for support go to

We need your help

We are the only New Zealand charity dedicated to ovarian cancer. The work we do to support affected women is both essential and not funded by the government.

Unfortunately the body part affected by cancer not only determines your survival, but also the support you receive following diagnosis. Per person affected, ovarian cancer receives a fraction of the amount other cancer charities do. Your support is crucial to ensuring women with ovarian cancer are supported through out their journey. Your donations and fundraising efforts help women affected by ovarian cancer live better, longer lives. If you’d like to create a fundraiser for Cure Our Ovarian Cancer, you can do so through our Give A Little Page.

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Results Motueka Bridge Club


1st Julia Armstrong / Jean Hodson 70.45%

2nd Doug Elliott / Barbara Gordon 55.02%

3rd Justine Thompson / Martin Thompson 53.53%

Handicap Results:

1st Julia Armstrong / Jean Hodson 70.92%

2nd Doug Elliott / Barbara Gordon


3rd Diana Whitten / Brian Field 54.71%

Tuesday 24 January Junior Brooklyn Handicap


1st Ron Argue / Maxine Carrington 70.24%

Handicap Results:

1st Ron Argue / Maxine Carrington 73.94%


1st Steve Hart / Elizabeth Bartlett 53.57%

Handicap Results:

1st Steve Hart / Elizabeth Bartlett 53.57%


NBS Motueka Golf Club

Results for Saturday 28th January played in great conditions

The ladies played Hidden Holes Stableford and the placegetters were Linda Thurow, Yvonne Stevenson and Shona Johnson

The men played a stableford and the placegetters were

1st Bruce Donaldson 43 (Great result from a new member)

2nd Bryan McKay 40

3rd Mark Carrington 39

4th Jon Gammon 39

5th Rex Edwards 38

6th Peter McCann 38

Twos: John Frater, Grant Thorn, Rew Gray, Kevin Armstrong, Wayne Lloyd

Lower Moutere Store closest to the pin

Stu Dixon and Yvonne Stevenson

9 Hole ladies played a stroke round on the 30th January

Best Gross Jean Hodson 46

1st Net Jean Hodson 33

2nd Net

Meredith Raynor 34

3rd Net

Daphne Hamilton 36

4th Net

Irene Fell 36

5th Net Christine Horridge 37

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. Is alcohol causing problems for you in your life? Want to stop drinking but can’t? Maybe we can help. Support meetings every day. Call 0800aaworks 0800 229 6757

BETTER BREATHERS CLASSMOTUEKA is back on for 2023! Breathe better, have fun and be more active! Held on Mondays, 11.30am – 12.30pm, at the functional fitness room, Motueka Recreation Centre, Old Wharf Road. $5 per class. Car park entry to the class available. For more information, please contact Jess at the Nelson Asthma Society 027 5267675 or email

BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Meet monthly for more information phone Heather 027 444 4708

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@cancernelson.

COMMUNITY HOUSE Beneficiaries and Unwaged Workers Trust (BUWT) is available to give free advice and support if you are having problems with WINZ, ACC or IRD at Motueka Community House on Thursday mornings

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

GATEWAYTO YOUR WELLBEING Wellbeing is important for all of us to thrive. The shed is a safe place to meet new people in a supportive and caring environment. We also can connect you with other agenesis for the right support needed. Ph 0279214074 for more info or pop in 24a Tudor Street Motueka Email:

GREYPOWERMOTUEKA welcomes visitors at the Community House office, Decks Reserve, on Wallace street for ongoing service requests. Discount provider list available. Call on 528 9076. or email;

INDOOR BOWLS - Monday & Wednesday 1.15 - 3pm. All Welcome. Contact Jude 027 3244226 Motueka Seniors Hub 10 Pah St.

INDOOR BOWLS at Mapua Hall, the 3rd and last Fridays of the month. Bowls at 2pm followed by “bring a plate” afternoon tea. Beginners welcome. $3. Mapua Friendship Club. Contact Val 035403685.

JUSTICE OF THEPEACE SERVICES Free JP services, including copy certification and witnessing signatures, are available at Elevation Cafe, 218 High Street, every Saturday from 10am - 12 noon

KNIT & NATTER Wednesdays 10.30 - 12.30 friendly group all ages includes refreshments. 10 Pah St,

Motueka Over 50s Social Hub. Chris 021 2514359 All Welcome MANDALA ART THERAPY A journey to the spiritual self. Every Wednesday, 4pm - 6pm, at Community House. Bring your drawing supplies. $4 Koha for the room - Maddy 0273366300

MOTUEKA ELYSIUM FOR WIDOWS & WIDOWERS meets Mondays 9.30am at Muses Cafe, High Street for coffee & chat, friendship & support. Ph Carol 5285027.

MOTUEKA MENZSHED A new year’s challenge. Ever thought of joining the MenzShed? Check us out. Join MenzShed. Email SecretaryMotMenzShed@ or just turn up at MenzShed, Marchwood Park, Wednesdays or Thursdays 9-12pm

MOTUEKA NEWCOMERS New to Motueka? We’re a social group, mostly retired (50+) who meet regularly and welcome newcomers. For further information about regular meet ups and social get togethers, phone Jana 528 4355

MOTUEKA G.R.G. Support group welcomes grandparents/kin raising/supporting grandchildren. 2nd and 4th Thursday every month 1-3pm. St Andrews lounge. 64 High Street. Join us for a confidential, relaxed and supportive time with others. Phone 021 133 7299


District Toy Library on 44 Pah st. Open 10am11:30am Tuesday and Thursday, and Saturday 10am - 12pm. Annual membership $30. Hundreds of toys for all ages

MOTUEKA DISTRICT BRASS Starts up for 2023 on Tuesday 31st January, Do you fancy a new year’s challenge? Learn a brass instrument and join the Motueka District Brass. Email motueka.brass@ or phone 02102233244

MOTUEKA COASTAL BUS service operates Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, leaves Motueka i-SITE at 9.30am to Tasman & Mapua, then Richmond CBD & the Aquatic Centre, returns 1pm. Return fare Motueka to Richmond CBD $10. Pre-booking essential via Motueka i-SITE 03 528 6543

MOTUEKA 50+ WALKING GROUP Walks every Thursday. For information contact our Secretary at, 0212640403 and check our website www.motueka50pluswalkers.

NEED A LIFT? Mapua Willing Wheels Volunteer Drivers Service, affordable transport around Mapua, Motueka, Richmond, Nelson (no airport runs). Contact 022 6822 373 to book a ride / mapuawheels@gmail. com, 24hrs notice required.

NELSON ASTHMA SOCIETY Better Breathers Class Motueka is back on! Breathe better, have fun and be more active! Held at the Brass Band Hall, 40 Old Warf Road, Mondays at 11:30am - 12:30pm. $5 per class. Contact Jess at the Nelson Asthma Society 03 544 1562 or email

NVCPRACTICEGROUPS (2) starting in Motueka

Thursday October 2022 – 1pm contact Vikki Lee at and 7pm contact Margaret McCallum at

Koha for use of space


Thursday of month Broadgreen House 276 Nayland Road 1.30 to 3.30pm contact Bill phone 544 8635 or 539 1137

REBUSMOTUEKA Next meeting will be Friday 17th Febuary 2023

RADIO CONTROL SAILING at Best Island on Wednesdays and Sundays, weather permitting, usually 1pm onwards. IOMs and Dragon Force etc. New Members welcome. Contact Peter 0275443923 for further information and times.

RED CROSSMOTUEKA BRANCH Fundraising shop open Monday to Friday, 10am until 2pm. Community House, Decks Reserve. We sell clothing, household linen and books. Donations of sellable goods appreciated.

RUMMIKUB Thursdays 1 - 4pm friendly group includes refreshments. 10 Pah St, Motueka Over 50s Social Hub. Chris 021 2514359

RUM MORRIS DANCERS. Light hearted musicians and dancers. 7pm Tuesday at the Lower Moutere Scout Den. Embrace your inner unicorn with these delightful people.

SUSTAINING TENANCIES Having trouble with your Tenancy? Need help working things through with your landlord or tenant? Gateway Housing Trust, Contact us today. Housing@GHT.CO.NZ, ph:03-5457100

SURVIVORS AND THRIVERS - If you have or have had cancer, supporting someone with cancer come and meet others in this friendly atmosphere Register or phone 539 1137 for details.


Meeting on Thursdays at 9AM by the Janie Seddon Shipwreck carpark. Walking for 30 min, suitable for all fitness levels. Make your daily walk more fun and meet new people! Phone: 03 528 8358 This month it will be an informal social get together.

TOASTMASTERSMOTUEKA Resuming 1st Febuary 2023. Toastmasters Motueka meet 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month, St John’s rooms, Jack Inglis Hospital, Courtney St, Motueka. 6.45pm start. Gain speaking confidence, friendly environment. More info, Ph Peter 027 746 8311

WALK 4 HEALTH Every Wednesday 10am, at Mot Community Garden, 30 min walk at your own pace, for any age, any fitness and size. Contact 027 930 5310 or

YOGA for people who have or have had cancer, Monday Morning, Monday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. Register or phone 5391137



Pruning, Trimming, Removal, Chipping, Hedge trimming. Professional insured Arborists. Ph: Al 0277 808 344 or 027 494 8028

For Sale

FURNITURE Desks,chaise longue,dressing table, mirrors,rugs,tables,ch airs,cabinets,bookcas es,paintings etc.Sale/ Shop Sold at Souchebys Antiques. 75 Gladstone Rd, Richmond. Ph 5440723 or 021417413

Raffle Results


Numbers: 098, 234, 114, 177, 311, 333, 180. All winners have been notified. Raffle proceeds $800 have been donated to Motueka St.John.





Don't miss the bargains now at Souchebys ,75,Gladstone Rd,Richmond .Ph 5440723 or 021417413

See website for details: www. tasmansodablasting. or Ph. 022 528 8159

WEDNESDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2023 21 Phone 03 528 2088 Email
TASMAN Storage units available from $6.20pw. Clean, dry, secure units. Insurance approved. 24/7 access. Ph 528 0071. Storgae CASH PAID FOR OLD WRISTWATCHES SCRAP
PH TIM GLADSTONE T&B VINTAGE 0800653935 OR 5485235 Wanted to Buy Available N EW DEN T URES, relines, repairs. Phone Daniela at Bays Dentures 546 4455. Dentures $$$ for your antique furniture, paintings, china, clocks and jewellery. Plus quality restoration & reproduction service. Call at Mariri Gallery, Coastal Highway, Mariri, (weekdays 9am - 4pm). Antiques CROSSWORD & SUDOKU SOLUTIONS JUNIOR STANDARD SUDOKU RESULTS Standard crossword Junior crossword Standard crossword 1692 Junior crossword Standard crossword 1692 941 3 24 7 1 96 12 834 53 45 9 279 1 42 6 3941 678 25 6583 924 17 1724 589 36 5 3 1 2 4 9 6 7 8 8297 361 54 7468 153 92 4 1 5 6 2 3 7 8 9 2679 815 43 9835 742 61 Death Notice THOMASTEXAS JOHN (TEX) Peacefully on 31 January 2023. Aged 81 years. Dearly loved youngest son of the late Amy and Dick family. A service for Tex has been held. Entertainment Thu 9th Feb - Wed 15th Feb 2023 Rec Centre, Old Wharf Road OPERATION FORTUNE (RUSE DE GUERRE) 2hr (M) Thur 5.45pm Sat 3.30pm Wed 7.50pm THE LOST KING 1hr50min (M) Fri 5.45pm Mon 3.45pm (LAST SESSION) A MAN CALLED OTTO 2hr15min (M) Thur 3.30pm Fri 3.30pm Wed 3.30pm TITANIC 3D SPECIAL 25YR RERELEASE 3hr20min (M) Fri 12.00pm (3D) Sat 7.50pm (3D) Tue 2.15pm (3D) AVATAR: THE WAY OF THE WATER 3hr15min (M) Thur 12.00pm (3D) Sat 12.00pm (3D) WHATS LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT 1hr55min (M) Sun 6.00pm Wed 1.30pm MAGIC MIKE LAST DANCE 2hr (R16) Thur 7.50pm Fri 7.50pm Sat 5.45pm Sun 3.50pm Mon 6.00pm Tue 6.00pm Wed 5.50pm ANDR’E RIEU (DUBLIN CONCERT) 2hr5min (G) (SPECIAL EVENT - SEATS SELECTION ONLINE FOR THIS FILM) Sun 1.30pm (LAST SESSION)
it in the ‘To Let' column. Come in and see us at 19 Wallace Street, Motueka or email: ads@

Motueka Lions Club Charitable Trust Scholarship

Applications are invited for a scholarship of $3500 to assist full time study at a New Zealand Tertiary Institute. Applicants must reside in or have resided in the area covered by the Motueka High School Home Zone Enrolment Scheme. The scholarship is available to support second, third or fourth years of study. Full details and application forms are available from:

The Secretary Motueka Lions Club e Ro ers

Applications close 22nd Feb 2023

P 021 669 841 |


Monday & Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday & Thursday 9am - 5pm

Friday 9am - 4:30pm

Phone: 03 5284640


Proposed temporary road closure

Closure of roads to ordinary vehicular traffic

Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that for the purpose of a Nelson Car Club Sandy Bay Hill Climb Event, the following road(s) will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period(s) indicated hereunder. During the period of closure, the following provision will be made for ordinary vehicular traffic which would otherwise use the roads Riwaka-Sandy Bay Road – from the intersection with the Tākaka Hill Highway for approximately 3 kilometres (RP 0.0 – RP 3.0)

Period or periods of closure: Sunday 7 May 2023, 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. Alternative provision for ordinary vehicular traffic: Resident traffic will be let through between race events

Any person objecting to the proposals is called upon to lodge notice of the objection and grounds thereof in writing, before 5.00 pm, Friday 24 February 2023 via email to


Ph: 03 543 8400


Top of the Town Convenience Store

Top of the Town is a busy convenience store selling a variety of foods including a great ice cream selection, co ees, take away hot and cold foods, shakes, cold drinks and all your convenience staples.

We are looking for our next team member to be welcomed into our friendly shop.

We are looking for a reliable, mature, happy person with a can do attitude to ll our morning 6am open shift, Monday to Friday.

This position can be full or part time.

Full training will be given so experience is helpful but not necessary.

If you are looking for a fun, supporting team that works together for the good of each other, then please apply in con dence.

Email: or Text: Amanda 021 754 826


Movie Night: Thursday 16th Feb, ‘Fisherman’s Friend 2’ at State Cinema, Recreation Centre, Motueka. Tickets available from the Motueka Community Centre.



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Local Adventure Racer given New Year’s Honours

World Class Champion Nathan Fa’avae

World champion Adventure Racer Nathan Fa’avae, has received an Order of Merit Award in the 2023 New Year’s Honours. The award was given for his services to adventure racing, outdoor education and the Pacific community.

Nathan, who is half Samoan, says “It is a very special honour to receive the award. It took me a few weeks to decide to accept the nomination. I know that I have done a lot for sport and other community projects, but so have many other people, who will unlikely

be acknowledged for their efforts in this way.”

In the end, he decided to accept it hoping that it will inspire others and also to show his appreciation for being nominated.

Nathan, who lives in

Tasman with his wife and three children, has represented New Zealand at four different sports and has attended 15 World Championships. He has captained the New Zealand Adventure Racing team to seven World Championship victories. Since 1992,

he has been organising and directing sporting events and delivering outdoor education programmes. He’s written his autobiography ‘Adventurer at Heart’, and is a motivational speaker and presenter.

Through Fa’avae Foundation, and following on with his parents’ wishes, Nathan is involved with the education of Pasifika youth in the Top of the South.

“I feel proud that my achievements and the community support I have done is valued and acknowledged,”

he says.

The Honours Awards will be made at a ceremony in Wellington in April. Then, Nathan says, “I think it’ll really make it real, and it’s also a chance for me to understand the award more as well.”

The Fa’avae’s have just returned from holidaying and competing in Tasmania, tramping and kayaking together. His son Zefa was also one of the leading New Zealand contenders in the 2023 Oceania Orienteering Championships held in Tasmania. Nathan

is hoping that his outdoor adventure programmes will be up and running later in the year. As for many people, his business was impacted by Covid, and he is hoping that 2023 will be much better.

Being the recipient of an Order of Merit is likely to have a positive effect on his work, “As a Company Director,” he says, “I think it’s another endorsement of character and that people who help me, know that they are helping others at the same time.”

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