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mentalism. History contains countless examples of why we should all be cautious about the predictive claims of science. Believe it or not, peer reviewed scientific journals are not holy writ; scientists are not seers; science has often been politically tuned; there is no one monolithic scientific voice (including around the extent to which climate change is anthropogenic or of natural causes, or whether it is even modifiable); the best science is often the most contested. In fact, “the contest of ideas� and the free expression of viewpoints is fuel for democracy - shame on all those who seek to shut down divergent viewpoints by name calling and crude attempts at shaming. That is where my main concern rests - democracy is founded on acceptance of different viewpoints. Sound decision making embraces scientific, ethical, and philosophical perspectives (eg, tikanga, theology, worldview) as well as economic imperatives. In my opinion by far the most well-reasoned, courageous, informed, and local, thinking on climate change has been that expressed by Whakatane mayoral candidate Dr Victor Luca published recently in the BEACON. I certainly hope it can be published in this paper as well. It would be a helpful balance to the intellectual over-reach and grandstanding of certain activists, as well as the scepticism of some of their opponents. John Dickson

Sometimes it yields valid and useful results; antibiotics and vaccines are stellar examples. But sometimes it doesn’t. Ever hear about thalidomide? Surgical mesh? Nuclear science and Chernobyl? Science - until relatively recently - held that people’s intelligence was reflected in the shape of their skull (ie, their race). What of methyl tertiary butyl ether - the silver-bullet automotive pollution solution, which is now detected poisoning drinking water across the USA? I could go on. Yes, the planet is experiencing climate change. Yes, we need less use of polluting fossil fuels, less deforestation, more equitable benefits of economic growth and so on. But to label people as “climate deniers� because they are not fully convinced about the causal factors, the prescriptions and their timing, or the political decisions that need making is at best lazy logic, and possibly socially dangerous. It is born of a recently landed form of ecological funda-

THE infamous American surfer Miki ‘da Cat’ Dora, who coincidentally drank at the Opotiki Hotel on occasion, once observed “anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or a politician�. Our planet is in deep trouble, clearly. Even a surfer who never had a job, built a home, or got a degree could foresee that. That said, there have been some quite ridiculous claims made here in the Opotiki News letters section (and surprisingly, in a recent book review from the Opotiki District Council library staff, who would do well to perhaps demonstrate political neutrality) suggesting the infallibility of science. Worse the poor name calling in this paper over recent months, including in that book review. Science is the systematic testing of hypotheses. It’s predictive value, although often powerful and accurate, is not ‘godlike’ or infallible.

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Will bus rules be bent further? SVEN CARLSSON THE question if the Bay of Plenty Regional Council will bend the bus-fare rules a smidgeon more to accommodate pensioners in Opotiki has been raised. Touted as a new “digital era” remake of the over65s discount card, the SuperGold Card has had 500 new business sign up, seniors minister Tracey Martin said. “There was $7.7 million invested into the card in this year’s budget, which has resulted in a revamped website and updated details of businesses, the creation of an app, and an increased range of discounts,” she said. On the SuperGold website, one of the stated advantages is “free off-peak public transport”. Opotiki resident Al Kelly wrote to the Opotiki News saying this advantage fell flat in Opotiki, because the “the only bus operating from Opotiki leaves at 8am – one hour before the ‘free time” of 9am – and it returns leaving Whakatane just before 4pm, the end time for free travel.” However, the Bay of Plenty’s SuperGold Card bus users had their free travel extended from Monday August 19, allowing card holders to travel for free throughout the day, except in the early-morning commuter peak. Bay of Plenty Regional Council strategy and science general manager Namouta Poutasi said the hours had been revised following requests from the community. “Eligible card holders will now have free

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bus travel on the regional network from 9am on weekdays, and all day on weekends,” she said. The new rules were a trial until June 30, 2020. “By extending the hours we believe there will be little or no impact on existing bus users,” Ms Poutasi said. “The monthly average for SuperGold boardings this year across the region has been 35,800 or just under 1200 per day.” The BayHopper 147 service that connects Opotiki to Whakatane runs on

Mondays and Wednesdays only and there’s a connecting service from Whakatane to Tauranga and back again. The standard fare from Opotiki to Tauranga is $15.60 and the concession fare is $9.40. For pensioners wanting to go shopping at Bayfair in Tauranga, they will need to board the bus at 8am, getting to Bayfair at 11am. They would board the return bus to Whakatane at 2.20pm, getting there at 4.05pm.

The Opotiki bus will then get them to town by 5.10pm. The Opotiki News has contacted the Bay of Plenty Regional Council to see if it would consider changing extending the free travel period so Opotiki pensioners could travel for free on the only scheduled bus. We have also asked about the number of boardings on this bus.The answers to these questions were not available when the Opotiki News went to press on Wednesday evening.

Hennessy elected trustee on energy trust OPOTIKI businessman Kevin Hennessy says he wants to thank the people of Opotiki for their faith in him to serve another four years as a trustee on the Eastern Bay Energy Trust. “I will continue to assist the local organisations in their applications for trust funding for energy-related projects to add to the dozens of projects already completed over the last 20 years,” he said. Following a postal election, Mr Hennessy received 999 votes. His opponent received 163. The voter turnout was 26 percent. The Eastern Bay Energy Trust, chaired by Aaron Milne, is unique in that it is New Zealand’s only charitable energy

trust. It comprises six trustees who represent different geographic areas of the Eastern Bay region. The trust was established to enable the trustees apply trust funds for or towards energy related purposes for consumers – people or organisations in the Whakatane, Kawerau and Opotiki district council areas, plus Kaingaroa Village to whom electricity is distributed by Horizon Energy. The energy related purposes relate to some aspect of the beneficial use, application or enjoyment in the district of New Zealand’s energy resources, including: „ Improvements to the safety of the general public by removing road and

overhead hazards caused by above ground electricity supply support systems in the district; „ Improvements to the supply of electricity to the general public in rural or remote areas of the district by replacing inadequate or unreliable supply systems; „ Avoiding, remedying or mitigating any adverse affects of energy related activities in the district on the environment; „ Promoting research into more efficient ways of producing and distributing electrical energy for the benefit of the general public in the district including the awarding of research scholarships or prizes and the funding of research and development projects.

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Friday and Saturday, October 11 & 12 MOTU Challenge, Motu 160 & Motu Duathlon. Registration and briefing on Friday from 5pm at the De Luxe Theatre Church Street. Late Registrations on Saturday from 5.45am-6.30am. Race start 7am from Elliott Street. Prizegiving 5pm, at Memorial Park (finish line). For more information email info@motuchallenge.co.nz or phone 027 227 3252. Saturday, October 12 OPOTIKI Blue Light, Mini Motu - Saturday – Register on the day (9am to 9.30am) Opotiki War Memorial Park, Albert Street. Loads of prizes, including bikes. Bike hire for nine- to 12-year-olds, for a $2 fee. Phone Miriam by September 26. For more information find us on Facebook or contact Miriam on 027 312 382. Opotiki Garden Club - Meet at Drifts car park at 1.30pm for a garden walk, bring thermos for afternoon tea. Phone Jill on 07 315 7884 for more information. Sunday, October 13 Music and afternoon tea - Opotiki Lions Club invites seniors to an afternoon of music and afternoon tea. Music by the Ukulele Club, Opotiki Senior Citizens‛ Hall, King Street, Opotiki. Contact Colleen 315 7750 or Shirlie 315 4892. Upcoming events – Friday, October 18 Arts on Tour – The Keys are in the Margarine - A play about memory loss. A very telling and informative, yet entertaining piece of verbatim theatre on memory loss and dementia, most commonly seen as Alzheimers‛ disease. Tickets $20, Opotiki Senior Citizens‛ Hall, King Street, Opotiki. Contact the library for more details. BOP Cancer Support Group meets every second Tuesday of the month at St John Ambulance Hall, 31 King Street, Opotiki. This group is open to anyone living with cancer as well as those supporting someone affected by cancer. For more information phone Vicki on 0121713096 or email vixkiLegarth@cancersociety.org.nz ALCOHOLICS Anonymous - meets every Monday 7pm at the Whakatohea Building, 128 Church Street. For further information phone Kevin on 027 488 8298 or 088AAWORKS. OPOTIKI Bridge Club meets every Monday at the Opotiki Golf Club, 7pm. New players most welcome with lessons available. For more information phone Carole on 315 6775. GYMNASTICS for children five years old and up. Meet at the Old Scout Hall behind the council building, St John Street, at 3.15pm every Tuesday. For more information please phone 315 5815. COMMUNITY Walking Group meets every Tuesday. For location please phone Lin on 315 6650 or 027 636 5866. WOODLANDS Indoor Bowls - 7pm every Wednesday at the Woodlands Hall. Come along for an interesting and fun evening. All ages from eight to 80 welcome to learn some great bowling from senior members of a friendly and welcoming group of bowlers. ARE you home alone? Why not come along to the Senior Citizens‛ Hall at 1pm on Mondays and Fridays for a social game of cards (500) or on Tuesday at the same time for a game of Rummikub. We are willing to teach these games. Followed by afternoon tea at 3pm, you will be on your way home by 3.30pm. JP Service Centre opens every Thursday from 10am to noon at Heartlands Services, 93 Church Street. No appointment necessary. A Justice of the Peace will be available to witness documents and undertake any other legal procedure for which they have jurisdiction. DE Luxe Theatre – All films screened and events held in the theatre are recorded on the theatre answerphone 315 6110. Films will be screened each week – from Tuesday to Sunday afternoons. Please also check the Facebook page for session times.

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A leg up for Opotiki business AN Opotiki resident has achieved his business-owning dream, backed by government agencies. Storm Maxwell started out with a second-hand lawnmower, a broom with a broken handle, a noisy weed eater and a truck with a tendency to overheat. Now Mr Maxwell, owner and operator of Maxwell Lawn Mowing, has taken on a full-time employee one year on, thanks to Ministry of Social Development’s (MSD) flexi-wage funding. However, this is not the only assistance the MSD has provided, helping Mr Maxwell to build his business alongside Te Puni Kokiri, or the Ministry of Maori Development (MMD). Mr Maxwell said he had always dreamed of owning his own business and with a background in roading and civil construction, he had been building his experience and knowledge, while researching what it would take to run his own business and what would be viable in Opotiki. Mr Maxwell began by seeking advice from MMD about a business plan and future funding. He also worked closely with MSD, getting advice and financial support for a trailer, so he could transport his mowers and equipment to jobs. “Flexibility and freedom are the best things about owning your own business and working for yourself,” said Mr Maxwell. He said starting a new business came down to being motivated, driven, having good workmanship, a strong work ethic and a little bit of help from friends too. “You can’t expect it to be handed to you on a plate. You need to do the hard work,” he said. Maxwell’s Lawn Mowing started with six customers, and 14 months on it has grown a large regular and ongoing client base. Mr Maxwell said he was hoping to expand his business and add more aspects to his Maxwell Lawn Mowing like hedge trimming, firewood and commercial cleaning. MSD regional commissioner Mike Bryant said it was great to see a local business taking up the opportunities and

>STORM   Maxwell has a thriving business, thanks to government agencies. support available from MSD. “As well as helping people into sustainable employment opportunities, we also have a range of services available for employers at MSD, like our recruitment services, helping with business training and advice, as well as grants and subsidies to help,” he said. “If someone needs support to get the required skills for a job, we may be able to help and would encourage them to get in touch with us, like Storm did. “It’s great to see how far Storm has come, and his plans and goals for the future to continue to grow his business. He’s got a great attitude and we wish him all the best,” said Mr Bryant.

Success for harbour wildlife WILDLIFE in the Ohiwa Harbour have had a good breeding season in the past 12 months, following measures undertaken by the Ohiwa Harbour Implementation Forum. The forum has a monitoring programme to track the ecological and physical health of the harbour and its catchment over time. There are 47 measures, mostly involving various aspects of biodiversity and water quality, which are monitored, some annually and some less frequently. The monitoring is undertaken by a range of agencies, organisations and individuals. The forum’s annual report shows the following successes: „ Caspian terns had a particularly successful breeding season as did NZ dotterels at Ohope spit „ Fernbird numbers on Uretara Island have seen a further increase to 54 birds. The numbers in the Nukuhou saltmarsh remain stable at 66.

„ An average of 70 black swans were recorded in the harbour during the last six months of the year „ 10 hectares of kahikatea forest were protected from grazing stock. „ Another care group has been established, bringing the number of groups in the catchment to 10 „ Suspended solids in the water have been stable or improving over the last 10 years „ The quality of bathing water remains good „ A further 3.31km of riparian fencing was completed Report author Department of Conservation land management officer Tim Senior wrote that most of the monitoring suggested that the catchment and harbour were in reasonably good health. “However, new light shed on the Nukuhou water quality and the ongoing high mud levels in the harbour is cause for concern and a renewed focus is required on this area of work,” he wrote.

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Earthquake early-warning system can save lives >NEW   Zealand, including the Eastern Bay, is no stranger to the devastation caused by earthquakes. Reporter Sven Carlsson investigates the early warning systems available. A SURVEY conducted by Massey University researchers has found that New Zealanders would welcome an earthquake early-warning system so they can be mentally prepared, as well as drop, cover and hold in the moments before major shaking occurs. Kiwis were surveyed how they would use an early warning system that could give a few seconds or up to two minutes warning before they felt significant earthquake shaking. “More than 3000 New Zealanders responded to the survey with 97 percent stating they thought an earthquake early warning would be useful, particularly for taking action to keep themselves safe, and 81 percent saying they would drop, cover, hold,” said Massey University School of Psychology senior lecturer Julia Becker. Dr Becker said that as well as drop, cover, hold, survey participants said they would take actions like moving away from dangerous areas or pushing floor buttons to get out of a lift. One type of early warning system uses the two types of waves created by an earthquake with the P-wave arriving before the actual shaking starts. The P-waves travel fast and are picked up by the seismographs almost immediately to compute the earthquake location and size and rapidly send out expected shaking strength and arrival time. The S-waves that cause the shak-

DR Julia Becker has studied the value of earthquake early-warning systems. Photo supplied ing and damage travel more slowly, enabling a warning period of a few seconds and up to two minutes, depending on how close you are to the epicentre. For Kiwis who don’t want to wait for a national system to be developed, which would cost millions of dollars, there’s the option to get your own device. Jenlogix owner Bill Hollins said Palert earthquake warning systems cost $USD 1500 and had been sold all over the country. One has even been sold to the Whakatane District Council, but Mr Hollins think it’s still in its box. “We sold it to them a couple of years ago, but it hasn’t gone online,” he said. While the Palert earthquake warning systems are mainly used to protect infrastructure, there are examples of individuals who have used them to alert family members of a coming earthquake. “A Wellington man who has one connected to the alarm system in his

house got 19 seconds warning when the Kaikoura earthquake was coming,” Mr Hollins said. “He was able to wake up his family, they sat down in a safe place, waited and boom.” In New Zealand, customers included local councils, universities, water companies, power companies, hospitals and KiwiRail. “We’ve sold 20 to customers in the Western Bay of Plenty,” Mr Hollins said. The systems were primarily used to protect industrial processes and equipment. “They have switches that will turn off machinery or turn on lights.” A Taiwanese factory producing glass for mobile phones would stop the production run when the warning came. “That way the glass doesn’t get damaged and when the shaking stops, they start the run again.” Networked sensors were communicating back to the KiwiRail operations centre in New Zealand.

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Flawed policies will bite future growth – Fed Farmers

>THE   Opotiki Lions Club’s phone book committee is made up of Mick Sauer, Geoff Pointon and Rick Gaskill, club president Shona Browne, Tina Pointon and club treasurer Chris Comyns. Photo supplied

Lions phone book out soon THE latest iteration of the Opotiki Lions Club phone book is set to hit the streets next month. The bi-annual book collects contact information for residents, as well as grouping contacts by function such as healthcare, education and more. “It’s all administered and prepared by the Opotiki Lions; it’s a big job,” said club president Shona

Browne. “We’re nearly coming to the end of it, so we’re all excited. “We anticipate we’ll be ready to sell the phone books by late November, which isn’t too far away,” said Mrs Browne. The book also has spaces for Opotiki businesses to purchase in support of the Lions Club, and to promote their brand.

Mrs Browne said the deadline for these spaces was set for October 18. “We’ve had some really good support from local businesses, which has been great,” she said. After that, the phonebooks will be sent away to be proof-read and printed, and up for sale by club members late next month. “Basically, it’s just ‘contact a Lion’ after that,” said Mrs Browne.

BEFORE giving thought to splurging funds from the surplus, finance minister Grant Robertson should check on the effects some of his colleagues’ policies are having on the economy, according to Federated Farmers. “The warning signs are there as growth in provincial economies slows - predominantly because of a significant drop in farmer confidence, not any fall in product prices. As any economist knows, a drop in provincial growth will flow through to hit national growth,” Feds commerce and trade spokesman Andrew Hoggard said. There have been media reports that the sharp fall in log prices is hitting employment in regions such as Northland and the East Coast and sentiment in key dairy regions is fragile due to concerns about government policy. “Proposed new freshwater regulations have added a deep chill to the already cooling business confidence in rural New Zealand,” Mr Hoggard said. He said the coalition government’s pro-forestry policies, including the ‘streamlined test’ for overseas inves-

tors, the One Billion Trees subsidies, and flawed climate change targets, were ending up pushing the wrong tree in the wrong place, threatening the long-term viability of rural communities and the economy. “Forestry is a big earner, and a valuable land use option. However, it is by no means a panacea for the chunks likely to be torn out of productive pastoral farming.” Overstatements in a New Zealand wood advertising campaign of forestry’s employment benefits compared to livestock, amended after a complaint by former Feds Ruapehu president Lyn Neeson to the Advertising Standards Authority, underlines the point that more and more land is being purchased for carbon farming and a large percentage of logs currently being harvested are not further processed. “Treasury needs to do the sums - there will be minimal provincial income, minimal tax paid and stuff-all jobs generated from farmland planted in trees after they are planted for 25 years or potentially ever if the trees are never felled,” Mr Hoggard said.

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>MORE   than 100 members of the community turned out to July’s meeting to help find solutions to the youth crime happening in the town and surrounding areas. Photo supplied

Community meets on solutions OPOTIKI residents are coming together tonight to once again voice their concerns and find solutions for the town. The event will be held in the Opotiki College Discovery Centre from 5:30pm to 7pm. This will be the second community meeting held by Maude Maxwell, the first taking place on July 25. At that meeting, key problems identified were troubled youth, not enough activities around the town, and crime. The meeting was attended by about 110

residents, including representatives of the Maori wardens and police. A key takeaway from the meeting was for groups to start setting up Neighbourhood Support Groups, with police community and family harm district manager Phil Gillbanks offering to support the groups in their conception. Mr Gillbanks will be in attendance again tonight, with the focus of the meeting on further discussing solutions for the community.

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Plastics not easy to get rid of SVEN CARLSSON WASTE management consultant Lisa Eve, who works for Eunomia Consulting, says the fact the US has not signed the Basel Convention agreement on plastics is “horrendous”. The White Pine Bush Road resident said she came to work with the management of waste by accident. “I was working at the Auckland City Council as a temp and I was known as a bit of a greenie,” she said. “The kerbside recycling officer went on maternity leave and I took over, with my colleague never returning to work.” Now, 23 years later, Ms Eve said she’s completed several projects involving plastics. The Chinese National Sword campaign had been preceded by the Green Fence campaign some years earlier. “This was the first indication they no longer wanted to be a dumping ground,” Ms Eve said. “Their government was realising they were destroying the environment in China.” China is now trying to increase its domestic recycling and because plastics recycling industries is easy to relocate, some of them have been moved to Indonesia and Malaysia. “This movement started in China and it’s now getting pushed further out.” Ms Eve said New Zealand needed to take responsibility for its own plastic waste. “We can recycle plastics of types one,

>THESE   PET bottles, clear plastic type 1, have been baled in Opotiki and will be sent for recycling. two and five in New Zealand,” she said. The notion that plastics could only be recycled once was “an old wives’ tale,” Ms Eve said. “You can recycle it between eight and 10 times, depending on the type of plastic.” Recent research has indicated these numbers could be increased further, without introducing weaknesses into the plastic polymers. “The issue is what happens to plastics if it’s not managed properly,” Ms Eve said. “Plastics are okay in landfills, where it’s stopped from breaking down.”

This was in contrast to organic matter and food waste, which would undergo an anaerobic process in a landfill, thus creating methane and leachate. “Methane is a much worse greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.” Ms Eve said people should “stop stressing about plastics so much”, and instead look at the amount of food waste they produce. “Food waste is typically between a third and half of the waste produced, and if this goes to landfill it will produce methane,” she said. “Put your food waste into composting

instead.” For the average household, there isn’t a lot you can do about plastics. “It’s hard to avoid plastics as a consumer,” Ms Eve said. “Which is why we need to lobby the government for product stewardships when it comes to plastics.” Submissions to the Government’s Priority Product Stewardship Con-sultation process ended on Friday October 4, but there are still actions a person can take to reduce plastics waste. “Do you have to buy the product? Or can you avoid it all together?” Ms Eve asked. “You can buy less, and you can reuse containers.” By checking that the plastics purchased are of types 1, 2 and 5, New Zealand-based recycling is supported. “The best plastics are clear type 1 and white type 2 – people can still get good money for them,” Ms Eve said. “The worst is the Anchor non-seethrough bottles that are coated with a silver lining inside – nobody wants them.” Ms Eve said supermarkets were increasingly using PET packaging that was made from recycled plastics in New Zealand. “It will say RPET on the packaging, for recycled PET plastics.” With plastics being produced from oil industry waste, there were more and more complex plastic products being produced, she said. “That’s why product stewardship is so important,” Ms Eve said.

Plastics and the myth of recycling up plastic pollution once it has entered the sea.” A significant factor in us arriving at this messy place is the recycling scam. The recycling scam teaches us that it’s we, the consumers and our collective councils, who are responsible for pollution by somehow failing to recycle the way we’re supposed to. The onus is on us to clean up the environment. Meanwhile, the producers of plastics have been able to pump out their products unabated. “We now have a situation where we’ve got used to the convenience of plastics, at least on the consumer side, and where large factories filled with workers are

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dependent on the income that plastics tsunami production generates.” The watershed moment came when China in 2018 launched National Sword, a ban on several foreign recyclables. Before that, it had been easy to fill returning containers with plastics and send them to the export nation for “recycling”. Many commenters cite the documentary film called Plastic China, which shows the plight of a family living and working at a plastics tip, as the reason for National Sword being launched. Further bans on incoming recyclables are likely to be proclaimed by China. In September this year, Indonesia announced it was sending back hundreds of waste containers to their countries of

origin, including New Zealand, because the containers were contaminated. In July this year, Cambodia announced it would send 83 containers holding 1600 tonnes of plastic waste back to the USA and Canada. China and south-east Asian countries are no longer content to be a dumping ground for rubbish coming from the west. In May this year, the governments of 187 countries, including New Zealand, agreed to add plastics to the Basel Convention, a treaty that regulates movement of hazardous materials from one country to another. The US did not sign the agreement, but the ruling will still apply to the United States when it tries to trade plastic waste to virtually any country in the world.

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>EIGHT-YEAR  OLD Dion (Ja’Siah Young) discovers he can levitate his Froot Loops in Raising Dion.

cope with her son’s emerging superpowers. moment, suddenly teleport himself into Turns out nothing is so terrifying for the path of an oncoming truck. But the star of this show is Dion hima mother than when her son can, at any self. This cutie is played by Ja’Siah Young, who has a lot in common with the character he plays. A seasoned actor at the age of eight, he has previously played OJ Simpson’s son, Justin, in Nicole and OJ, and had an uncredited role in Rough Night and has featured on television show Billy on the Street. He is being raised by his mother and grandmother and has enough personality for a whole classroom full of eight year olds. He is clearly loving every moment of his career. When Dion discovers he can levitate his Froot Loops, heal illness, summon his Lego from his bedroom and even teleport, his and Nicole’s lives become that much more complicated. Nicole finds herself relying heavily on the support of her husband’s best friend,

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ISAIAH 58 6-9 “The kind of fasting I want is this: Remove the chains of oppression and the yoke of injustice, and let the oppressed go free. Share your food with the hungry and open your homes to the homeless poor. Give clothes to those who have nothing to wear, and do not refuse to help your own relatives. “Then my favour will shine on you like the morning sun, and your wounds will be quickly healed. I will always be with you to save you; my presence will protect you on >LAST   Thursday, Opotiki hosted a mental health awareness day with food, fun and fellowship. File photo

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SPORT & EVENTS Top multisporters register for Motu ALLEN WINTER ABOUT 200 cyclists will be on the start line at Opotiki on Saturday for a full day of multisport competition in this year’s running of the Motu Challenge. Race manager Jarrod Teddy said the number of competitors had been much the same for the past three or four years, but in the past two events he had found that there had been an increase in the number of individual entrants. “I think, with the resurgence of the Coast to Coast, a lot of the elite athletes use the Motu Challenge as a great training opportunity,” said Teddy. This year’s event will have two starts, one at 6am and the next at 7am. The aim of the earlier start is to give some of the slower competitors the opportunity to avoid being eliminated at cut-off times and they will have a better opportunity to complete the event. “There are cut-off times at the end of each stage, and we have found in the past that some of the competitors who are a bit

slower have been caught out,” said Teddy. Some of New Zealand’s top multisport competitors have registered for this year’s event, including Whakatane’s Sam Clark, and Bobby Dean from Maketu. Teddy said a new entrant this year was Scott McDonald from Tauranga, who has won a number of short course events in recent times and this will be his first attempt at the longer distance. There are also entries from competitors who have been taking on the Motu for many years, including Neil Jones and George Christison, as well as Rachel Cashin from Taumarunui who has many times been the fastest in the kayak leg. The Motu is certainly challenging event, which includes a 65-kilometre mountain bike ride, followed by a 17km run, a 52km road cycle ride, 27km kayak paddle, an 8km road cycle and then finishing with a 3km run – a total of 172km. As well as the main challenge, the event includes some less strenuous races – a short duathlon of 82km, which includes a >RYAN   Christensen, Brad Jones and Sam Clark speed towards Motu on the mountainbike leg of last year’s Motu Challenge. File photo D7654-006 mountainbike and run stage, a long course duathlon, which involves mountain bike, run and road cycle stages, and the Motu 160, 160km on both mountain bike and road bike. “The long course duathlon is probably the toughest of all races,” said Teddy. “Just imagine having to ride 90 kilometres to the finish line after running 17km.” There are also team events

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involving three, four and five athletes. Teddy said it took about 80 volunteers to make sure the event ran like clockwork. “Many of our volunteers have been with us for the full 20 years – and they do exactly the same job in the same place as they did 20 years ago.” Teddy has been competing in the event himself since the early 2000s

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OPOTIKI Golf Club results of the third round of the Club Champs matchplay were: Twos: Garth Carlyon, Damian Zeier, Skip Brown, Steven Fisher, Ross White, Milton Kiri, Harold Ruff, Loki Moore, Steven Walker, Bruce Hawtin. Nearest the pin: No 6 Waiotahi Contractors: Loki Moore. No 13 Ray Shove: Milton Loveridge. No 18 Opotiki Drainlayers: Steven Walker. Men: Stan Smith 42, Skip Brown 40, Dennis Newey 40, Kevin McMillan 38, Pama Walker 38, Milton Kiri 37, Tim Hickey 37, Shane

and he’s keen to make the start line again this year. “I haven’t done any training this year, so my goal is just to finish,” he said. He has been race organiser for many years and this year he is race manager, which means that his duties stop on Saturday morning, just before the start. From that point on it is the race controller’s responsibility.

DRAWS Malloy 37, Robbie Petersen 37, Milton Loveridge 37. Seniors: Micky Huriwaka ended Koro Milt’s run of good form and Skip beat Damian in a good battle to make the final on Sunday. Juniors: Loki was on fire over the first nine holes to be 6 up on the old Patron Robbie. Loki will need to work on his stamina for the finals against experienced record holding finalist Bruce. * * * OPOTIKI women’s golf results from competitions held last week were: Wednesday, October 2 – haggle: Winner was Kala Reeve 38 , runner up Irene Moore 36 on countback. Twos: Jocelyn Griffith. Suzanne Nelson nearest the pin on 18: Janice Hustler. * * * SATURDAY, October 5 – haggle: Winner Glenys Hayes Nett 67 Ray Shove nearest the pin on 6; Tyla Kingi * * * Coming up: Wednesday, October 9: Nett round two. Saturday, October 12: Aggregate Stableford round two. Sunday, October 13: Club champ finals.

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OPOTIKI Golf Club draw for Saturday, October 12. 12.15pm: Ball in the barrell. * * * The draw for Sunday, October 13 – Club Champs Finals is: No 1 tee – 18 holes: 9.30am, Val Loveridge v L Margerison. 36 holes: 9.40am, Loki Moore v Bruce Hawtin; 9.50am, Polly White v Jascoe Ngaia; 10am, Tim Hickey v Ross White or John McKain; 10.10am, Tyla Kingi v Glenys Hayes; 10.20am, Micky Huriwaka v Paul Brown. 18 holes – 10.30am, Lew Kerr v Stan Smith; 10.35am, Joe Honatana v Peter Gleeson; 10.40am, Marcus Abraham v Hamish Maxwell, Charlie Hayes v Darin Maxwell.

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Opotiki club hero a rugby awards finalist SIX Eastern Bay nominations are among the finalists of the 2019 Bay of Plenty Rugby Union awards. The annual awards recognise service, contribution and outstanding achievements over the recent rugby season. The Eastern Bay is represented in six of the 10 categories, which is the one of best yet according to the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union club administrator Marie Paterson. Opotiki’s Shane Chapman was nominated for FMG Rugby Good Sorts award for his ongoing support of rugby at all levels of rugby from under-6 through to seniors for Opotiki Sports Rugby Club. He is the chairman of the Opotiki Junior Rugby Club and has coached the Opotiki Tai Mitchell team for many years although he doesn’t have a son in the team. Chapman is described in the nomination as the club’s “go to man” in the Opotiki Sports Rugby Club and also at Opotiki Primary School where he works. “He does all the extra jobs voluntarily and has coached rugby at a secondary school and senior level and is our local club hero.” The 2019 season was notable for Eastern Bay club Te Teko, which won the premier two grade and this achievement has seen them become a finalist in the Farmlands Co-operative Club team of the Year award along with premier grade winners Te Puna and the Ngongotaha Sports’ development team. A finalist in the R80 Club of the Year award is Edgecumbe Rugby Sports Club which won division two and subsequently gained promotion to the division one ranks for 2020. Whakatane rugby stalwart George Rogers is a finalist in the Spark Service to Sport award, nominated by the Eastern Bay Junior Advisory Board (JAB) and Eastern Bay Sub Union for his ongoing

>OPOTIKI   Sports Rugby Club chairman Shane Chapman is a finalist in the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union FMG Rugby Good Sorts category. He is pictured here with some of the 2019 Opotiki Tai Mitchell team. D9046-01 support of the sport from junior to senior levels and at club to representative sides. Other finalists from the Eastern Bay include the Trident 1st XV rugby team.

Trident’s 1st XV rugby coach Brett Wharewera was also named a finalist in the Bethlehem Coachlines Secondary School Coach of the Year award.

The winners of each category will be announced at the annual awards dinner being held in Rotorua next week on Wednesday, October 16.

Eastern Bay players win 1st XV girls’ NZ title RUGBY whanau from the Eastern Bay were among those celebrating the win of the Hamilton Girls High School 1st XV rugby team after they won back-to-back national titles recently. Played at Palmerston North, the top four competition pits the best four against each other in a sudden death play-off to win the title of New Zealand’s best 1st XV in girls, co-ed and boys’ divisions. For the third consecutive year, Hamilton Girls 1st XV made the final and for the second year came out the winners. Among the New Zealand 1st XV girls’ champion team are six players from the Eastern Bay including Anahera Campbell (hooker) and her cousin Chyann Kaitapu (prop) from Te Kaha, Finau Mafi (No 8) and Reese Anderson both from Opotiki, and Dawn Hohua (full-back) and Rayarn Tamati (centre) from Te Teko. Hamilton Girls 1st XV won the Waikato competition and then won respective Chiefs’ Cup play-off matches to make the prestigious top four. For these Eastern Bay players, it’s been a long tough season with a dream ending.

Anahera is a year 11 student from Te Kaha who has been boarding at the school’s Sonninghill Hostel for three years. Anahera chose the school to pursue her love of rugby, having played junior rugby, the last three seasons for Whakatane Marist travelling more than three hours twice a week to train and play. One of the top players in her Whakatane Marist club team, Anahera was one of only two players selected to represent the Whakatane club and play for the North Island Marist team in the annual match against the South Island team in 2016. She was also awarded the club’s ‘most promising player’ trophy, an appropriate award for the player who is now in the starting line-up of the Hamilton Girls High School 1st XV. Meanwhle, former Opotiki player Tahu Kemara was in the starting line-up for Hamilton Boys High School in their top four play-off against Hastings Boys High.   Anahera Campbell and Chyann Kaitapu both from Te Kaha and Having pipped Hamilton by one point in >COUSINS the semi, Hastings went on to beat Kings Finau Mafi from Opotiki celebrate winning the New Zealand National 1st XV Championships. Photo supplied College in the final 27-14.


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hapu who administer the annual event, and also the teams, players, coaches, stallholders and those who tautoko the codes and kindly provided koha, and the Opotiki District Council – and Tyler in particular – for the cool mowing skills. Tournament results: Pool Men’s doubles final: Waiaua (Witeria Papanui/Brendon Richardson) v Ngai Tai (Keha/Dave). Trophy: D H Herewini Memorial Trophy: winners, Waiaua; runners-up Ngai Tai. Women’s singles final: winner, Anna; runner-up, Taku. Darts Pano Heurea Memorial – bull’s eye finish: Tui, Pakowhai - Maori Town. Division 1 winner: Ngai Tai; runnerup: Pakowhai - Maori Town. Division 2 winner: Tons Up; runnerup: Opape. Metal 180 - 171: Marty - Bailey. Division 1 trophies: High score to Bailey (140) winner men; high score to Cerise (140) winner ladies; high finish to Marty (50) winner men; high finish to Tangi W (64) winner ladies. Division 2 trophies: High score to Marama (160) winner men; high score to Mihi (140) winner ladies; high finish to Boyso (70) winner men; high finish to Mihi (56) winner ladies.

Senior basketball M J Biddle Memorial - Men’s A-grade final: Opape 23, Waimana ki Tauanui 22. Tawhiao Kingi Memorial - mixed final: Waimana ki Tauanui 18, Opape Outsiders 17. Junior basketball: Years 3 to 6: Kawha won by default over Opape. Year 7&8 final: Kawha 28, Waimana ki Tauanui 8. Trophy donated by F. Ngatai. Junior netball - year 1&2 final: Opape beat Whitianga; year 5&6: Torere beat Whitianga; year 7&8: Poroporo beat Tairongo. Senior netball - Muriwai B grade final: Ngai Tai (Taff’s Angels) 27, Kurawherangi trophy for runners-up: Tairongo 7. C grade final: Te Ehutu Paua 16, Te Ehutu 15. Trophy: TBC Mixed final: Rochelle Tapuke Memorial - Whitianga 44, Opape Rocks 16. Pakowhai Shield for best coach/ manager A grade: Wency Rewi. Women’s rugby (inaugural event): winner: Nga Wahine Toa 24, Opape 7. Senior rugby: A grade final: Tamahaua taonga: Kura ki Uta (on points); runners-up: Hari Hari Mitai – Makeo. Phil Hape Memorial fair play: Tairongo; Rangi Hata Memorial for best coach/manager A grade: Kura ki Uta (Te Hata/Te Amoamo).

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>WITERIA   Papuni, who was partnered with Brendon Richardson, compete in the pool pairs at the Opotiki RSA on Saturday.

MURIWAI Tournament organiser Tracy Hillier has welcomed the success of the 35th tournament that took place last week in good weather across locations in Opotiki. “The bringing together of whanau from across the rohe of Muriwai and beyond to compete in this tournament is a special time and we had a fantastic atmosphere of whakawhanaungatanga,” she said. “This year was remarkable for the fair play and exemplary conduct of the teams and players – a real credit to their hapu. It was immensely enjoyable. “A highlight was the inaugural women’s rugby organised by Digger Wilson, whose Nga Wahine Toa team took out the final. These four sevens teams played to a high level and a great deal of interest has been shown in expanding this for next year. “The second year of pool and darts proved to be outstanding. Mauri ora.” Hillier thanked Ngai Tamahaua

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NOTICE OF INTERLOCUTORY INJUNCTION Notice is hereby given that: Application has been made for the enforcement of the following sections; Vesting of section CertiďŹ cate of Title GS6A/65 DP8783 (Gisborne Land Registry); LOT 6 DP 31349 BLK IV MAKETU SD LOT 5 DP 31349 BLK IV MAKETU SD LOT 4 DP 31349 BLK IV MAKETU SD LOT 3 DP 31349 BLK IV MAKETU SD LOT 2 DP 31349 BLK IV MAKETU SD LOT 1 DP 31349 BLK IV MAKETU SD LOT 3 DP 18079 BLK IV MAKETU SD OTEORA NO 2A NO 1 BLK ML 12222 BLK X11 AONGATETE SD BLK 111 OPOUTIHI SD - TNA and sections: 4144651 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Title - GS4D/856 4129526 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Title - GS5D/1239 4115941 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Title - 65736 6607091 - Title - 65736 4146792 - Title - GS1C/521 6627319 - Title - 87444 6607089 - Title - 65734 6607092 - Title - 65737 6607090 - Title - 65735 4145468 - Title - 108866 4148799 - Title - 121571 4128398 - Title - 108866 4128399 - Title - 108866 4108785 - Title - 108866 4138549 - Title - 108866 4117993 - Title - 108866 4129382 - Title - 108866 4128300 - Title - GS6C/960 4128227 - Title - GS6C/962 To deal with all matters concerning that parcels of land in the Schedule hereto and in accordance with section 20(a), (i), (ii), (d) 1993/95 and sections 19(a), (b), and (d) that; The Hapu/Whanau Maori Incorporation; the hereditary chiefs and descendants thereof present resolved that the said parcels of land described in the Schedule hereto, that is held in possession with Commissioner of Police, OfďŹ cial assignee PPG Wrightson Real Estate in its pretended Title declare all the aforementioned parcels of land to be vested in the Ahi Kaa of Mataara Tiger and Barbara Wall Whanau/Hapu Maori Incorporation, Matatahi Te Whiwhi Maori Incorporation, Heta Te No Hiraka Hohepa Whanau Onepu Tuwharetoa Incorporation, Helmbright Whanau Hapu Maori Incorporation, Nicholas Whanau Hapu Maketu Incorporation. It has also been resolved that the aforementioned parcels of land shall be set aside as a Maori Reservation for Communal Purposes protected within the meaning of Te Tiriti o Waitanga 1840 and pursuant to sections 2, 5 and section 338(7), and section 218 c (iv) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993/95 and Waahi Tapu. Pursuant to 85 of Te Ture Whenua Maori Land Act 1993/95 the hereditary chiefs and descendants have resolved to make Application for an Interlocutory Injunction. Application made at Kooti Marae Rangatira Ateha o Aotearoa (NZ). Interlocutory Orders issued by immediate release Regulations 66/1996 Te Kooti Marae Rangatira Ateha Court Rules. 629440AA

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Opotiki NEW LISTING OPEN HOME

NEW LISTING OPEN HOME

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Opotiki 66 Arakotipu Blvd

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Opotiki 13 St John Street

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X Factor Beach House

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A Gem Of A Home

Beyond the fence and front yard is a home with the perfect balance of elegance and style with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets. Family/dining rooms open up via stacking sliders to the private wooden deck and an indulgent master suite, complete with a spacious walk in robe. The spacious outdoor living areas are a few of the luxury inclusions in this naturally illuminated home. Well fenced and packed with storage space this home is great for permanent living but also a good lock and leave option. Homes like this don’t come around very often, so make your appointment now.

$605,000 View Sunday 13th Oct, 12.00pm-12.45pm www.harcourts.co.nz/OP6672

Rich in character, this awesome home has scope $349,000 for further enhancement of its wonderful original View Sunday 13th Oct, 11.00am-11.45an features. Wide central hallway, generous room www.harcourts.co.nz/OP6674 sizes, and timber floors and ceilings are a few of the attractions. Well suited to a family with a fully fenced back yard. A large 1303m2 site that includes a double garage. Don’t wait to make this your new home.

For Sale

Wendy Moore M 0274 809 100 P 07 315 5245 wendy.moore@harcourts.co.nz

Wendy Moore M 0274 809 100 P 07 315 5245 wendy.moore@harcourts.co.nz

Eastern Bay Real Estate Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Eastern Bay Real Estate Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Affordable First Home in Woodlands

NEW LISTING

Built in the 1920’s is this beautiful character home, one of the original homes of this area. This is a spacious three bedroom home with an additional area that could act as a study. The living space is separate whilst the kitchen and dining are open plan. New renovations have seen the addition of double glazed windows, a HRV system with new carpet and some painting throughout. There is a closed fire for heating and the water has recently been connected to gas califont. A flat section offers a good amount of space and is fully fenced with a freestanding single garage. Close to the park, with Woodlands School just up the road, this property would be perfect for a young family wanting to jump on the property ladder and move to a great location!

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Opotiki Sedgewick Road

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For Sale $385,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/OP6668

Erin Dickson M 021 0269 8473 P 07 315 5245 Eastern Bay Real Estate Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Family Holiday Base In A Great Location Loved for the last 25 years I have the pleasure of introducing another amazing property at Te Kopua. This fun 1970’s style bach is being sold fully furnished with two caravans and a tractor. The home has two double bedrooms, open plan living and a double lock up garage. A sunny patio has a great outlook where you can enjoy the sea-views. This is a great spot to sit and have an afternoon barbeque with friends. Not only is this property in a good location for families but there is also access at the end of the cul de sac to launch your boat. Demand is high for properties in this location and people are already talking, so if you want to book a viewing, Call me now!

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Te Kaha Para-Rauaruhe Crescent For Sale $425,000 View www.harcourts.co.nz/OP6665

Erin Dickson M 021 0269 8473 P 07 315 5245

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Home Or Holiday Retreat

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You will feel like you are on holiday every day with $418,000 this property on the popular Paerata Ridge Road. This View two bedroom home sits in an elevated position set www.harcourts.co.nz/OP6678 above the beautiful Waiotahe Beach and is ready for someone to stamp their own mark on it. All on one level with open plan living and a separate bath and shower, it also features a two car carport and two garages. Modernise to your own taste, at your own pace but still enjoy a daily walk to the beach. Call now to arrange a view. Barry Hennessy M 027 415 8629 P 07 315 5245 barry.hennessy@harcourts.co.nz Eastern Bay Real Estate Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Eastern Bay Real Estate Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Katrina McLellan

Karen Cunningham

Lisa Siffleet

Licensed Agent REAA 2008 Personal Assistant

Property Manager

Property Manager

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

M 021 0269 8473

M 027 480 9110

M 027 315 5244 P 07 315 5245

M 027 315 5244 P 07 315 5245

Wendy Moore Principal

David Moore

Barry Hennessy

Erin Dickson

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

M 027 480 9100

M 027 244 2628

M 027 415 8629

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Opotiki Paerata Ridge Road

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