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Sailing into the sunset

Cargo vessel the Anatoki sails out of the port of Greymouth alongside a catamaran. It left port on June 8, just hours before weeks of fine weather broke.

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Weekly Puzzles CRYPTIC ACROSS 1. A guess at how far it is from the tee to the fairway? (5,8). 8. Spell “trinket” (5). 9. Is painful again for stretches (7). 10. They happen to be key-holes (6). 11. One before one’s maker (6). 12. Nick is twenty (5). 14. You may hold it in your hand even when not gardening (5). 18. The pooch was given a meal by father (6). 20. Caught the agents carrying substances brought from the East (6). 23. A lover forced to get married (7). 24. Rolled back, too (5). 25. Mum? (6,7).


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EASY ACROSS 1. Dishonest (13) 8. Provide (5) 9. Layman (7) 10. Sofa (6) 11. Eccentric (6) 12. Little (5) 14. Smell (5) 18. Haughty (6) 20. Unprincipled (6) 23. Cooking pot (7) 24. Assign (5) 25. Green (13)

DOWN 1. Worried (6) 2. Jeer (5) 3. Countless (7) 4. Duck (4) 5. Speak (5) 6. Proposition (7) 7. Eurasian plant (6) 13. Whim (7) 15. Berserk (7) 16. Breakfast food (6) 17. Thrilled (6) 19. Flower (5) 21. Artefact (5) 22. Mix (4)


Coast Calendar JUNE

Karamea Winter School, various venues throughout June 13 Simon Bridges at Greymouth: Band Hall, Blaketown, 10am; Hokitika: RSA, noon. 14 Community Conservation Symposium, Shantytown, 9.30am 15 Community Conservation Symposium field trips 16 Hokitika Lantern Parade, along Hokitika River, 5.30pm 16, 17 Westport Scooter Derby, various venues 20 Reducing Our Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach, NBS Theatre, Westport, 5.30pm-7.30pm 20 Gerard Hindmarsh, talk on discovering the Anaweka Waka, Buller District library, 7pm 20-23 The Addams Family Musical by Greymouth Operatic and Greymouth High 22 Reducing Our Household Rubbish, The Zero Waste Approach, Broadway Tearooms, Reefton, 7pm-9pm 22 Matariki Night Market, Grantiy School, 5pm-8.30pm 23 Ryan Neville and the Midnight Blues Show Band, Reefton Club, 7pm 23 Blackball Coalstice, a day of activities, music from 10am 30 West Coast Filmmakers short film screening and fundraiser, Regent Theatre Greymouth, 3pm JULY

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Smokefree Rockquest West Coast final, NBS Theatre, Westport Volcanologist Colin Wilson, free talk on ‘super volcanoes, NBS Theatre, 5.30pm

DOWN 1. Clamour for something to play with (6). 2. In practice, employ silver as a liner (5). 3. The rams are tied up, pet (7). 4. Cross from either end of the Seine (4). 5. The girl has got home without me from America (5). 6. How a “Shut up!”, perhaps, made one feel (7). 7. Make certain to get in before sun-set (6). 13. Sweet, silly Clara embraces me (7). 15. Liked the tree with the bend in the middle (7). 16. Chucks away the brushes (6). 17. Groom of a strange sort the French go in for (6). 19. Act One is set in Northern Italy (5). 21. From a cathedral city, try to get rid of witches (5). 22. Does the traveller make a mistake in going on it? (4).

Last Week’s Crossword Solutions QUICK PUZZLE NO. 20591 - SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Windfall. 6, Foal. 8, Slow. 9, Lacrosse. 10, Jolly. 11, Latent. 13, Tender. 15, Trophy. 17, Arabic. 19, Cedar. 22, Stagnant. 23, Elan. 24, Scut. 25, Rarefied. Down - 2, Igloo. 3, Dawdled. 4, Able. 5, Locality. 6, Frost. 7, Absinth. 12, Armchair. 14, Erratic. 16, Oneself. 18, Bigot. 20, Aware. 21, Star. CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 20591 - SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Calendar. 6, Lick. 8, To-me. 9, Silencer. 10, O-the-r. 11, End-IV-e. 13, Rattle. 15, Un-easy. 17, Si-enna (rev.). 19, A-gent. 22, Reclines (anag.). 23, Gave. 24, Stun (rev.). 25, D-eris-ory. Down - 2, A-bout. 3, Eve-rest. 4, Di-s-c. 5, Rolled up. 6, Lined. 7, C-leaves. 12, Re-maine-d. 14, A-lime-nt. 16, En-gag-es. 18, NY-Lon(don). 20, (eu)never (rev.). 21, Us-(October)er.

COASTERS say... The Labour-Green-NZ First Government has made various announcements affecting access to potential mining areas. Should DOC stewardship land be open to mining on the West Coast? Why/why not?

Trevor Elcock


"Yes, it creates jobs for future generations."

Shay Kenny


“I think it should be open to mining if it benefits the West Coast region.”

Hamish Johnstone Punakaiki “No leave the land protectedlike a marine reserve — should we fish that — No.”


24-26 Seddon Shield Photography Competition, Reefton Community Centre SEPTEMBER

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MS Craft Fair, Greymouth High School and Whare, 10am-4pm Hokitika Junk2Funk, a wearable art event held on the first day of Spring and the whitebait season Westport Spring Flower Show, Phelan Hall, 10.30am-4.30am Westport Spring Flower Show, Phelan Hall, 10am-12pm Rotary Bookarama, Tarapuhi Street, Greymouth, 9am daily Spring Challenge, women’s adventure race, Westport


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West Coast Provincial Fire Brigade 100th anniversary, Kumara Greymouth Motorcycle Street races


The Abba Show, Greymouth Regent Theatre, 8pm JUNE 2019

8, 9, 10 Runanga Rugby League 100th Jubilee • To add any events to the Coast Calendar please e-mail: Community events only in this free service.

Francina Glass

Hari Hari

"Mining brings a lot of jobs and income to small communities and because they are obliged to return it to a fit state when finished, I don't see why not."

Mischelle Cameron Greymouth “I think some of the land should be opened up for mining and to open up jobs on the West Coast.”


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As smitten as kitten. Hon Damien O’Connor giving Indy Wildbore her new book Sammy the Shy Kitten.

Damien O’Connor getting a helping hand from Indy Wildbore (front) to plant his Rengarenga lily gift to the school with back: Lincoln Wildbore, left, and Mikayla Shaw, right, watching.

Travis Reynolds is eagerly having a look through his new Duffy book while the others are listening patiently for their names to be called.

MP delivers books B

arrytown School was visited last week by West Coast-Tasman MP Damien O’Connor who delivered a book to each child as part of the Duffy Books school programme. The philosophy of the programme aims to ‘break the cycle of booklessness’ and schools that are part of the programme receive books once a term.

The last two weeks of the current term is Government Book Week with the New Zealand Government funded one book per child, with MPs invited to present the books. Special role models go to the schools in terms one and three and spread the message of ‘It’s Cool to Read and Cool to Achieve’. While at the school, students helped Mr O’Connor plant a rengarenga lily he had gifted.

Indy Wildbore showing a new method of planting the Rengarenga lily while Damien O’Connor and her other classmates do it the old-fashioned way. PICTURES: Cira Olivier

THE WEST COAST BEAT West Coast blue skies

West Coast area commander Mel Aitken

KIA ora koutou West Coasters and beyond. What a magic place we live in. As I write this piece, I am reminded of all of the ugly weather hitting parts of New Zealand, snow in the south, floods in the north, while we bask in blue skies and bright sunshine in the middle of the year. I constantly remind the Tasman District Commander and my Nelson-based colleagues that I actually live on the sunshine coast, which I often follow up with a pic of one of the many amazing locations we have to be proud of and grateful for. I am sure he thinks I am taking the mickey! Despite the relatively mild days we have at this time of the year, it’s a good reminder about winter driving conditions. Many of us will travel outside of the coast across to Canterbury, down south or up towards Nelson where road conditions can easily catch us out. So, if you are planning on travelling over the next couple of months, think about completing a good vehicle

check before you travel — tyre tread, brakes, wipers, and whether you need to carry a set of chains. Snow, ice, grit and reduced visibility can also be problematic, so think about your speed and increase your following distance. Make sure before you head out your windows are clear of ice and condensation. It may take a few minutes longer but will make you and other road users that much safer. Allow extra time and be patient. We all want to get safely to our destination. On another note, many Coasters, particularly those who have had children attend school throughout the West Coast over the past 20 years, would know our school community officer, senior constable Jos Sturkenboom. It was a pleasure on Thursday to be able to celebrate 35 years of Jos being a member of the New Zealand Police. I joked about the fact that when Jos started in police, I was a mere sic years old and attending primary school where my

recollection of having a local policeman come and work in the school was a mixed bag of excitement at seeing the flashing lights and hearing the siren, and maybe being allowed to try on the policeman’s hat — to that mixed with nervousness because in those days we were taught to fear the police as they dealt with bad people and would punish you if you did something wrong. How times have changed (and for the better) in the age now where our police purpose is actually focused on keeping people safe and making people feel safe, where prevention is at the forefront of our mind-sets, thinking and action. Jos personifies the police core values and has played an integral role in fostering positive bonds between the young people and police on the West Coast over the past 20 years that he has held the school community officer role. Take care out there, stay warm and look after one another. Hei kona mai — Mel Aitken


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okitika teenager Ruby Knightbridge, a volunteer for the West Coast Riding for the Disabled Association for the past two years, has been named runner-up for the title of New Zealand RDA young volunteer of the year. The 15-year-old was nominated on her character, skills and impact on the riding group. “Ruby always has a smile, is happy to work hard, and is a real favourite with many of our riders. Many of us — volunteers, coaches, parents, and teachers — have been blown away by how much she has achieved with some challenging riders. She is astute in her recognition of people’s abilities and challenges. And she is very articulate in any discussion about how best to progress riders and horses,” RDA says. Since joining, Ruby has volunteered on all four days and last year completed her level three equine skills certificate. During the days when RDA was not operating she cared for one of the group horses: “Buzz has become her firm favourite, and she has successfully competed on him in showing, jumping and competitive trail riding.”

West Coast RDA volunteer Ruby Knightbridge with Greymouth rider Neo Williams on horse, Buzz. PICTURE: Supplied

Damien O’Connor MP West Coast/Tasman Specials available South Island only from Monday 11th June until Sunday 17th June 2018 or while stocks last. Wine and beer available at stores with an off licence. Wine and beer purchases restricted to persons aged 18 years old and over.

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…your eye care specialist A view from the Mobile Service Station of the new round-about under construction in Greymouth, towards Greymouth High School .

PICTURES: Brendon McMahon

Greymouth traffic changes Traffic control measures in and around Greymouth have been changing including the reversal of the Tainui and Mackay streets intersection last week. Also, construction of a new roundabout at one of the busiest West Coast intersections, the junction of High (State highway 6) and Marlborough streets is under way.

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A Roadmarkers New Zealand worker blacks out the old compulsory stop markings on Mackay Street last week ahead of it being made changed to the thoroughfare at its junction with Tainui Street.

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Wig Wednesday T

he Child Caner Foundation’s annual raising day with a difference draws on a wide range of participants including local schools and businesses. Wig Wednesday is open to schools, businesses and individuals — anyone who wants to join and show their support for New Zealand children with cancer.

Anyone can participate by donating or sponsoring those who dare to wear a wig. Register with Child Cancer Foundation at www. and they will provide all the details for your Wig Wednesday event. The Child Cancer Foundation receives no direct government funding and relies on generous

donations. Through that help it supports 1700 children with cancer and their families, helping them navigate the child cancer journey, giving them support, strength and helping them maintain hope. Do not mullet over. Register for Wig Wednesday by visiting or call 0800 424 453.

Save the date for the Child Cancer Foundation’s Wig Wednesday on June 20.

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WEST Coast towns can now bid for the 2018 Most Beautiful Town title with entries open until July 13. This year the competition has a new, simplified entry process. Towns can submit a more simplified entry form with chosen finalists then being able to showcase their town to a new judging panel for the last stage of judging. The judges this year include Flox, one of New Zealand’s leading street artists, NZ House and Garden editor Sally Duggan and Keep New Zealand Beautiful chief executive Heather Saunderson. The most beautiful town or city that receives the highest score for community beautification and art will also win a Flox mural, designed and painted in their community. Flox was selected as a judge for her passion for community art. She said her outdoor mural works had become a way of voicing sustainability and conservation messages to the wider public. The awards recognise positive action taken by New Zealand communities to enhance the environment and account for initiatives such as

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waste minimisation, community beautification, recycling and sustainable tourism attractions. New Zealand towns and cities have until July 13 to submit their entries with the winners to be announced at on October 26. The Beautiful Awards celebrate environmental excellence and recognise positive actions taken by communities, businesses, schools, individuals and councils, in local and urban areas to protect and enhance their local environments. This competition is open to all individuals, environmental groups, schools, businesses and councils to enter each year. The 17 official awards are across five categories, including: Individuals, Community, Places, Small Towns, Large Towns and Cities. The mural by Flox, will be awarded to the town or city that demonstrates the most outstanding commitment to, and achievement in community beautification. To enter and for more information on the award categories and criteria visit: beautiful-awards-2018/

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Hokitika basketball team in Christchurch in 1963: Elizabeth Sweeny, left, Adair King, Josie Wilson, Janice Andres, Maureen Howard, Patricia Teen and Anne Stoop. Photo supplied by Jose Foster

State Insurance staff in Greymouth line up for a photo in the 1970s.

Photo supplied by Ken and Val Bowater

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Rubbish trip for Coasters ‘N

o-waste nomads’ Liam Prince, left, and Hannah Blumhart who have lived for the last three years without a rubbish bin, are helping West Coaster’s to reduce their waste footprint through The Rubbish Trip. They are bringing their free zero-waste presentations and workshops to community groups, schools, businesses and households from Fox Glacier to Karamea. “Our presentations are informative but also hopeful, based on our own experience of living, since the

beginning of 2015, without a bin. We have a cando attitude to reducing rubbish and want to show people how easy, fun and fulfilling waste reduction can be.� The pair began their one year tour at the beginning of Plastic Free July last year. They have now hit the Coast and held their first talk at Fox Glacier last week. Other events: June 17, Karamea Community Centre, 2pm; June 20, NBS Theatre Westport, 5.30pm; June 22, Broadway Tearooms Reefton, 7pm.


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Crisp pedalling on trail The cold, crisp weather has seen some hardly cyclists take to the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Once the frosts have thawed, they are being treated to snow capped mountains, and lakes likes glass. TONY KOKSHOORN headed through the Kawhaka section of the trail.



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The ‘free-wheelers’ gather ready to head down the ‘airstrip’ part of the Denniston Road – Kerry Silverwood, left, Rose O’Connor and Caelan Nichol.

Happy to reach Waimangaroa – Rose O’Connor, left, with her new best little buddy Caelan Nichol with his injured knee and Kerry Silverwood.

Mountain Biking 101 A beginner’s guide to the Denniston Coalfields Historic Area by Rose O’Connor in Westport


have loved Denniston ever since my seventh form geography teacher at Buller High School encouraged, or coerced, me into studying the town’s development for a school project — belated thank you Mr Crawshaw. I don’t, however, love or remotely even like mountain biking. When I was recently invited to join a group of keen bikers to explore the tracks behind Denniston, I threw caution to the wind and agreed to go. After all, with seven and nineyear-old boys tagging along, how difficult could it be? One of the nine-year-olds asked early on where I had gone. Well I liked staying out of harm’s way in the corner of the car park but his concern for this aged biker was endearing so I attached myself to him. And we were off heading south, uphill along the tarseal. Mountain biking was easier than I remembered. Ah, but then we had to actually veer off onto the track to the right — a goat track. Oh no. That meant descending into a little rocky ditch. The nine-year-old got off and walked his bike through but I got through. So, as we followed some old mining tracks transformed by keen volunteers into a mountain biker’s paradise, I realised a few things — quite a few things, actually. Firstly, nine-year-old children don’t value their lives in quite the same way as those aged 21-plus. They also seem to bounce off the rocky ground a lot more easily than their older counterparts. When a nine-year-old says that it’s hard to bike on the sandy bits then you should take note because heavier bikes and somewhat heavier passengers tend to sink even more quickly, stop even more abruptly and have less gracious landings.

The terrain changed remarkably quickly from rocks to scree, sand, mud, tussocky grass and through to boggy swamp and back again. Bikes tend to stop very abruptly in swamp. Apparently, the view in places was amazing. Historical facts were supplied by the very knowledgeable Kerry Silverwood from Waimangaroa. So, we wove our way along the meandering track and eventually ended up on the tarsealed road at the start of the town. Had our intrepid journey really only taken 30 odd minutes? I already had saddle seat along with a few bumps and bruises. However more was in store as we followed the road back to the car park. That road was amazingly steep but as that very wise nine-year-old said, “What comes down must go back up Rose”. Once on the tarseal I dared to look down and realised that far from being in low gear, I had actually been in a medium gear the whole way around. And over the old quarry track we headed — oh how much difference using a low gear makes to biking up a hill. We slipped and slid as we walked our bikes down a very steep track only to be met by a gently emerging ‘highway’ half way down. And finally, back to the tarseal and a short stint to my by now beloved car park. Surely, that must be the end. With fingers crossed, I listened with trepidation to the conversations that followed and heard ‘free-wheeling’ and ‘Denniston Track’. Someone suggested we bike down the road to Waimangaroa? No way! I was too old! Well, this was fun. I get the free-wheeling bit now — no pedalling — this suits me fine — and fast — amazingly fast! On reaching Waimangaroa, I did a triumphant winner’s gesture reminiscent of a Commonwealth victory. No one was around to see though, with my wee buddy hitching a ride off the last of the hill.

Time for a chin wag while the others catch up - Kerry Silverwood, left, and Richard Nichol.


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Final days for Outward Bound ARE you doing good in your hood? Or do you know someone who is? Then don’t miss this opportunity. Applications close shortly for Outward Bound ‘Who’s the Finest’ Community Scholarships, providing up to 75% funding of a 21-day classic course. Applicants need to be 18-26 years old and be actively volunteering in the community. Limited scholarships are available for courses in June, July and August. Apply on-line at before June 30. Call 0800 688 927, e-mail jwilson@outwardbound. or head to the Outward Bound website for more information.


The Model A showing the advertising with one of the McKay twins in the driver’s seat.

PICTURE: Claire Ward

Reefton’s vintage spirit by Claire Ward


he Reefton Distilling Co is getting closer to opening, and its brand is now being carried by a distinctive bill board. Local identities and twins Steffan and Nigel McKay have agreed to the doors of their 1929 Ford Model A tourer being tastefully emblazoned with the distillery’s gold logo. In the past week or so the green vintage Ford has been seen around Reefton making a distinctive mark for the new enterprise. Sean Whitaker, co-founder and head distiller and Patsy Bass, co-founder and general manager both said the McKay twins had been on board right from the beginning of this venture as historians, shareholders, water prospectors and inspirations. “We call them our brand ambassadors.” Mr Whitaker and Ms Bass jokingly

mentioned to the brothers the idea of putting some distillery advertising on their Ford. When they agreed to it, they just went ahead and organised to have it done. “We’ve been overwhelmed with this latest show of support by the twins in giving us permission to do this for us.” Steffan and Nigel had long wanted a 1929 Model A, and finally found one for sale on Trade Me in Auckland. The car’s former owner had been gifted it by the business she had worked for, for many years. The elderly woman and her husband had continued using it over 40 years but due to their age decided to give it up. The twins have had the car for about three months and took it on its first proper outing a fortnight ago as members of the West Coast Vintage Car Club. The car is in perfect condition inside and out, and the gold lettering of the advertising compliments it beautifully.

Winter advice from St John ST John has issued five key messages to ensure the public don’t place undue pressure on the ambulance service this winter. St John medical director Dr Tony Smith said the most important thing people can do to help this winter is get immunised against influenza and for people to seek advice from a health professional if they are unwell. Each winter 111 ambulance calls surge, which despite St John’s best efforts to triage and treat people in-home, places a lot of pressure on the ambulance service and the hospital emergency departments. In 2017, the winter months saw an extra 4000 ambulance call-outs in July and 3000 in August. Based on influenza surveillance last year more than 18,000 hospital admissions on average were estimated with flu in New Zealand. St John has issued five key Choose Well messages to the public to help: 1. Choose well — immunise against flu, treat minor symptoms at home. 2. Seek help — if symptoms persist, call a doctor, Healthline or visit a pharmacy or health professional early for advice.



Prepare — for those with medical conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or something where symptoms exacerbate during the colder months, keep on top of routine medication 4. Self-care — common colds, coughs, sore throats can usually be very well managed at home with the assistance of a local pharmacy 5. In an emergency — call 111, and St John will find the most appropriate help through a clinical assessment. This may not be an ambulance or transport to an emergency department, but the right care, at the right time. This is the first year the St John 111 Clinical Hub has been in place nationwide, helping to triage emergency 111 calls to make sure callers receive the most appropriate advice and treatment. “Likewise, this helps us to ensure that the patients in the most urgent need are receiving an appropriately urgent response,” Dr Smith said. The latest flu season had been “catastrophic

yourself at

internationally”, particularly in Europe and the UK. St John had consequently taken a number of measures to ensure the ambulance service here was well prepared. This included a thorough data analysis showing where the peaks and troughs, hot spots, and demand surges were, so that extra resource to those areas could be allocated appropriately — be it more ambulances or more rostered ambulance officers. “St John has taken every step available to it to help ease winter health pressures,” Dr Smith said. “We are asking the public to also play their part by engaging with their GPs and pharmacies early and follow our Choose Well advice.” Winter Wellness — what to do: Call your family doctor first, or Call Healthline free on 0800 611 116, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Nurses are skilled in advising the most appropriate next steps. If it is an emergency or people are unsure, call 111 and St John will find the most appropriate care.


Board Vacancy Expressions of Interest WestREAP (Rural Education Activities Programme) has been facilitating education in rural communities for over 30 years. This professional community organisation currently has a vacancy on its Board of Governance. Do you: • Live within the Westland/South Westland area, anywhere from Hokitika to Haast. • Have a good knowledge of the challenges of living in a smaller/rural community. • Have an interest in helping your community grow, • Have a professional skill that would be of benefit to our organisation, • Have common sense, governance skills that can assist our organisation and a willingness to contribute? The current members come from all parts of the community and district. If you can spare a minimum of 3 hours every second month, contact us for more information. Please note that meetings are held in Hokitika. For more information about our organisation please refer to our website: To register your interest, contact the Board Secretary Kerry Adams: Phone 03 755 8448 or Emial: Applications close June 20, 2018.


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018


PHONE 03 769 7900 COURSES


WEST COAST E V Arthur Limited Licensed REAA 2008

Telephone GM 03 768 7145 & HK 03 755 8138

Mortgagee Tender


DESIGN AT LOW COST. Design, Docket books, Invoice books, Business cards, Letterheads, Books, Rack cards, Brochures, Photocopying, Perfect binding, Large format printing

MORTGAGEE MORTGAGEE TENDER WEB ID GYU62054 COBDEN 25 Firth Street We have for sale by mortgagee tender this 3 bedroom home on a 701sqm freehold section. Ideally suited for the first home buyers or rental investors. The family will love the location with the beach close by. Tender documents are available by contacting Rob Maskill 021762682. TENDER closes Friday 15th June, 2018 at 3.00pm, at Property Brokers Office 33 Tainui Street Greymouth

Mackay Street, Greymouth, P: 03 769 7929

Rob Maskill 021 762 682

THE CHOICE IS ENDLESS 2005 Toyota Rav4 3 Door oor 2.4 Manual Alloy wheels great example $9990

2007 Toyota Corolla Wagon 1.8 VVTi Engine Auto transmission $10,490

2010 Toyota Aurion Sportivo 3.5 Litre V6 Six stage Auto Towbar Great Large Car for $15,990

2010 Holden Colorado 3.0 Litre Turbo Diesel 5 speed Manual very tidy $18,990

2001 Toyota Vitz RS 5 Door Alloy Wheels Body kit great first car $5990

2001 Toyota Hilux 3.0 Litre Diesel Single Cab 4x2 Galvanised Flatdeck $11,990

2007 Nissan Navara Double Cab 4x4 2.5 Turbo Diesel 6 speed manual $20,990

2014 Toyota Highlander GXL 3.5 Litre V6 Six speed auto Leather trim seven seater $40,990

2015 Toyota Fortuner GX 2.8 Litre Turbo Diesel 6 speed Auto Seven Seater 21,000km $42,990

2006 Toyota Estima 3.5 Litre V6 Six speed auto 7 seater Great Value at $12,990

2010 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5 Litre V6 Auto Transmission Leather trim Seven Seater $19,990

2010 Holden Captiva Max 4x4 3.2 Litre V6 Auto Transmission Great Tow Vehicle $12,490

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12 Herbert St, Greymouth Phone: 03 768 0822 Sales A/H: Alastair Hamilton 768 7300

Normal credit approval criteria apply


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Local team, local knowledge, loc local cal values


Lost or broken keys, including transponder/immobiliser programming, barrel repairs to original


Master Key Security Systems. Digital Locks. Filing Cabinets. Safes.


Installation or Repair of All Locks. Lost Keys. Keying Alike.

PH 03 755 7323 MOB 027 431 2413

KUMHO, GOODRIDE and second hand tyres, fitted and balanced CAN-AM ATVs Sales, Service & Parts HOKITIKA STORAGE UNITS Ph: 0800 00 65 69 email: -Eftpos.




IF you want to drink, that's your business. But if you want to stop, maybe we can help. Phone 0800 AA WORKS or 0800 229 6757.

WESTPORT Elim Church, 54 Palmerston Street, opp Mitre 10, Sunday 10.30am. Preacher Pastor Richard Batchelar, Nelson Elim Church. Pastors Wayne and Dorn Thornton, phone 789 7363

WANTED Ford Escort Prefer original condition Any considered Phone 027 222 5037


N x NNew Coasters Next r activities r Join in,, make friends and hhave fun: 17.06., 1.30pm EXPLORE & DISCOVER outing Spend an interesting day exploring the area around Kumara

- Heart of the West Coast -

Meet @ Greymouth trinity Centre at 11am for car sharing, contact Christina 0211188138 for details.

12 Mawhera Street, Dobson $135,000

CIVIC AWARDS The Grey District Council is seeking nominations for Civic Awards to be awarded in recognition of outstanding service of a voluntary nature benefiting the Grey District and its residents. Nominations are restricted to individuals, although clubs and societies will be considered in exceptional circumstances. Qualifying categories include recreation, young activities, social welfare, education services, cultural, religious and community affairs. Up to five awards will be granted. Nomination forms and guidelines can be obtained from: Grey District Council, 105 Tainui Street, Greymouth Runanga Service Centre, Carroll Street, Runanga Grey District Library, Greymouth Grey District Council website: Further information can be obtained from Sarah Conroy at the Grey District Council, (03) 769 8623 or Nominations close at 4pm on Friday June 29, 2018.

18.06., 3pm CHINESE TEA CEREMONY & AFTERNOON TEA We celebrate Volunteer Week and put on a Chinese Tea ceremony for volunters, members & supporters at CoRe/ New Coasters, 38 Albert St, Greymouth

19.06., 10.30am MORNING TEA in HOKITIKA Celebrate Volunteer Weekwith us and join our special morning tea for volunters, members & supporters please contact us for details

21.06., 5.30pm BOOMERANG BAG sewing session Join in to help making re-usable fabric bags at CoRe/ New Coasters, 38 Albert St, Greymouth

22.06., 6pm Hokitka Migrant meet-up & ideas session Meet others to connect and discuss ideas for a multicultural celebration in spring! please contact us for details

Legal description: LOT 2 DP 1643 BLK 25 DOBSON TOWNSHIP, SCHOOL HOUSE, 1037 m2

Offers under the benchmark previously offered to Ngai Tahu are not being sought by the vendor and will not be considered. House for sale by the Ministry of Education. Solid 3 bedroom home worthy of inspection. Multi-fuel fire, open plan lounge, kitchen/ dining. Single car garage.

For further information please call Deedee 027 478 3101, Greg 027 478 3594 or Mike 027 959 1267 or A/H 03 762 6463. WEB REF: GDR3290304

We also offer conversational ENGLISH CLASSES for different skill levels in Greymouth y and Hokitika as well as G et in n touch tou o ch c tto o find find fi ind n out outt more! mor ore! ore! e foreign language CLASSES - Ge Get

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2017 ISUZU MU-X $49,990

2007 FORD RANGER $16,995

3.0, turbo bo diesel, diesel 6 speedd auto, 7 seater, 2000km


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Phone 03 768 0379 170 Tainui Street


Phone 03 768 6526 177 Tainui Street

RRP $49,890+ORC+ 90 ORC FLAT DECK | NOW ONLY $45 $45,990 9 Ross (A/H): 03 762 6055 - 021 539 032

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Turbo, auto, demo kms only as new condition, save $$$

New tyres, 4WD, D Hi/Lo, Hi/Lo 2” lift kit, kit ready for winter on the farm

NB: Movies screening are subject to change without notice – Should this happen we apologise for any inconvenience caused.


HOKITIKA REGENT THEATRE NAME: ....................................................................... E-MAIL: ..................................................................... ADDRESS: ................................................................ PHONE: ..................................................................... E-MAIL YOUR DETAILS TO: OR SEND ENTRIES TO: Movietime, Messenger, PO Box 3, Greymouth 7840 or drop into the Hokitika Guardian or Greymouth Star offices. Entries close and drawn every Monday. LAST WEEK’S WINNER: Y. McRae of Greymouth

2001: A Space Odyssey (PG, 2hr 29min, Adventure Sci-Fi) Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer HAL 9000, sets off on a quest. A Quiet Place (1hr, 30min Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi) A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound. Avengers: Infinity War 3D (M, 2hr 36min, Action, Fantasy) The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. Deadpool 2 (R16 2hrs 26 min , Action, Adventure, Comedy) Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy of supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling mutant, Cable. Duck Duck Goose (PG, 1hr 31min, Animation Adventure Comedy) A bachelor goose must form a bond with two lost ducklings as they journey south. Edie (M, 1hr 42min, Drama) 83 year old Edie believes that it is never too late - packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and embarking on an adventure she never got to have - climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland. Hereditary, (R16, 2hr 7min, Drama, Horror, Mystery) When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. Isle of Dogs (PG, 101 minutes, Animation, Adventure , Comedy)

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his lost dog. A Wes Anderson extravaganza. Kodachrome (M, 1hr 45min, Drama) Set during the final days of the admired photo development system known as Kodachrome, a father and son hit the road in order to reach the Kansas photo lab before it closes its doors for good. LBJ (PG, 1 hr 38 min, Biography, Drama) Lyndon Baines Johnson aligns himself with Jack Kennedy, rises to the Presidency, and deals with the civil rights struggles of the 1960’s. Ocean’s 8 (M, 1hr 50min, Action Comedy Crime) Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala. Raphael (E, 90 min, Documentary, Arts) The Lord of the Arts is the first ever film adaption of Renaissance master Raphael Sanzio and his art. This visually stunning new film combines in-depth explorations of Raphael’s astonishing art and immersive historical reconstructions, inspired by 18th century paintings depicting fragments of Raphael’s life. Solo: A Star Wars Story (M, 135 min , Action, Adventure, Fantasy) During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion. Sweet Country (R16, 1hr 53min, Adventure Crime Drama) Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defense and goes on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.



Wednesday, June 13, 2018






Fresh Vibe Vocals QUALITY SINGING LESSONS Hokitika Contact Marie 021 130 9235

WHEELCHAIRS and Scooters. New and secondhand. Contact Gerald and Christine on 021 183 1177 or 021 100 8160.

CARS, trucks, 4WD's, vans, anything considered. De-reg ok. Phone (03) 755 5416.

2 Little Dickie Birds Op Shop



RAPE CRISIS Phone 0800 88 33 00 FINAL NOTICE


19 Buccleugh Street Greymouth Shop will be closed for Winter break Will reopen later this month Sorry for the inconvenience


M: 027 811 3567


Guitars, ukuleles, guitar leads, guitar cases, amps, leads, bongo drums, harmonicas, tambourines. Call in and take a look. 101 Revell St, Hokitika Ph (03) 755 8384


Stockists of

For sale by way of Mortgagee Tender is this three bedroom family home. The house sits nicely to the sun, has a separate single garage with workshop, on a 987m2 freehold section and within the Kaniere School Zone. It’s handy to the local hotel, service station and primary school. This property would be ideal for a family or investor. Tenders close 4pm, Thursday June 14, 2018, Harcourts, West Coast, 14 Weld Street, Hokitika. Viewing details and tender documents are available by contacting:


Graham Electronics


269 Kaniere Road, Hokitika

Ph (03) 782 8116

Trailer equipment / Chains and wire ropes Welding equipment / Handtools Life jackets / Fishing gear Fastening bolts and nuts & more...

Visa, Mastercard now accepted over phone mail orders welcome Also open Saturdays 10am-12.30pm


NOTICE OF MEETING The public are advised that the date of the next Combined Advisory Committee and Board Meeting is as follows: Friday June 29, 2018. • West Coast District Health Board Combined Advisory Committee Meeting - 10.30am, Lecture Rooms, St John, 112 Waterwalk Road, Greymouth. • West Coast District Health Board Meeting 1pm, Lecture Rooms, St John, 112 Waterwalk Road, Greymouth Members of the public are welcome. The agenda and meeting papers for this meeting will be available to the public two days prior to the meeting date from the Corporate Office, Greymouth. Further information can be obtained from:


10 Boundary St, Greymouth Phone: 768 5720 E: /

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GREENFIELD MOTORS Modern Service Centre, for all your warrants of fitness and servicing of Suzukis and all other makes and models.

177 Tainui Street — Phone 03 768 6526 E 2018 • F FRE


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‘Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s partnerships and collaborations with local employers meant there were better work prospects for me when I finished studying. The programme gave me better opportunities and helped me get a foot in the door.’ Trivette Levick Hair & Beauty Graduate

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UPPER AHAURA NORTH POSSUM GROUND CONTROL - POISON WARNING Vector Free Marlborough Limited wishes to advise that a ground-based possum control operation will be taking place to keep possum numbers under control to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis to livestock. It is important that we keep possum numbers low, as we work towards eradicating TB from New Zealand over the long term. This operation will be conducted as a part of OSPRI’s TBfree programme. Description of control area The Ahaura River valley from Hamers Flat to a point approximately 1km upstream from the confluence with the Tutaekuri River. The first 4km of the Tutaekuri River valley upstream from its confluence with the Ahaura River. The Haupiri River valley from its confluence with the Ahaura River to a point approximately 3km upstream of the end of Wallace Road. The control area also takes in a range of farmland, native and plantation forestry on the flats around Bell Hill, Haupiri, Kopara and Waikiti Downs, as well as a small 14 hectare area around the hot-springs located near the confluence of the Haupiri River and Cone Creek. Operation date June 20, 2018 to October 30, 2018 (approximate) Poisoning methods, poison used and nature of poison • Feratox encapsulated cyanide in the form of a capsule, dyed green/ blue, presented with feed-paste or similar attractant contained inside either a single-use bait station (blue paper bag, or potato starch shell) or a reusable bait station attached to trees. • Cyanide in the form of micro-encapsulated paste, dyed green/blue, contained in reusable bait stations attached to trees. • Sodium fluoroacetate (1080) in the form of a cereal pellet with a toxic loading of 0.15%, approximately 30mm long, cinnamon-lured and dyed green. 1080 pellets will be hand-laid and/or contained inside reusable bait stations attached to trees. General warning The public are reminded of the danger that toxic baits and possum carcases pose, particularly to children and dogs. • Follow advice stated on poison warning signs • Do not touch poison baits, bait stations or traps • Do not touch poisoned possum carcases • Keep children under strict supervision in the control area • Keep pets under supervision; do not let dogs eat poisoned carcases The risks of poison carcases to dogs may extend downstream of the control area. Game animals should not be taken for eating from within or adjacent to this area until it is declared clear of pesticides. Warning signs will be erected at all main public entry points and the public are reminded that it is an offence to remove any of these signs. Please follow the instructions stated on the signs. If you suspect poisoning Contact your local hospital, or dial 111 National Poisons Centre 0800 POISON – 0800 764 766 In the case of a domestic animal being poisoned, contact a local veterinarian. For further information please contact Vector Free Marlborough Limited Free Phone: 0508 548 008 Email: OSPRI helps protect and enhance the reputation of New Zealand’s primary industries and currently runs the TBfree and National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) programmes.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018


PUBLIC NOTICES Trades & Services

St John Health Shuttle Volunteers St John provides a Community Health Shuttle in the Greymouth and Hokitika areas and is looking for volunteers. Do you have time to help your community? Our health shuttle provides people from the Greymouth and Hokitika area with increased access to health related appointments. All health shuttle volunteers are trained in first aid, attend a St John driving course and receive other relevant training. To express your interest in becoming a health shuttle volunteer please contact: Sandra Young 0800 785 646 or

Lake Kaniere Terraces


Superb opportunity to purchase complete development or as individual lots!


Nine (9) lots available ranging from 1,135m± - 5,112m± including balance of 9.3451 hectares (Stages II and III) suitable for future development


Lots 1, 2, and 3 have formal access roads to viewing platforms offering some of the best bush and lake views possible!


Pristine Lake Kaniere offers so much - from boating, water sports, fishing, West Coast Wilderness Trail and just approximately 20 minutes to Hokitika with all of its amenities

Deadline Sale 1pm, Wed 27 June 2018 (unless sold prior) Phone for viewing times Mark Pringle 027 433 3334 Jack Pringle 027 533 4820 WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

Advertise in your weekly community newspaper THE MESSENGER Phone 769 7900 Courses

Train with the experts You never know when you may need to help in an accident or medical emergency. To book your next first aid course visit or call 0800 FIRST AID (0800 347 782) now.



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LIVESTOCK MAINMIX 30 Mainmix 30 is only 63% palm kernal, molasses, calcium and sodium Google Mainmix 30 now for more information Try a truck laod Also Maize DDGs, molasses, soy hulls available Phone 0800 776 269 today

FARM Work Done New and Repairs DOMESTIC Work Erected Tidy and professional work ethics


Advertise in your weekly community newspaper THE MESSENGER Phone 769 7900

SEXUAL HEALTH CLINICS FREE for all ages for assessment, diagnosis and treatment! GREYMOUTH Monday DROP IN CLINIC 2.30pm-5.30pm Link Clinic Rooms 1st Floor, Grey Hospital GREYMOUTH Phone (03) 769 7400 ext 2874 (clinic hours only) -----------------------WESTPORT Wednesday APPOINTMENTS 10.30am-11.30am DROP IN CLINIC 11.30am-4.30pm Outpatients Buller Hospital WESTPORT Ph: (03) 788 9030 ext 8756 (clinic hours only)


PHONE 03 769 7900


Phone John (03) 755 5330 or 022 633 9647



PHONE 03 769 7900

Reasonable costing rates

SEXUAL ABUSE? PAST OR PRESENT Free and confidential support Phone 0800 274 747


Development liquidation - All lots must go!


ALWOOD LTD. Qualified Arborist Treeworks, pruning, removal, stumpgrinding Free quotes Phone Alasdair 022 677 0494



Lake Kaniere

Trades & Services


Paparoa Range Possum Control Operation Epro Limited wishes to advise the public of its intention to aerially apply E\ KHOLFRSWHU WKH WR[LQ VRGLXP ÀXRURDFHWDWH   IRU WKH SXUSRVH RI controlling possums in the Paparoa Range area. This operation is being conducted as part of OSPRI’s TBfree programme to protect local farms from tuberculosis infection. Control Area The Paparoa Range operational area located in the Grey and Buller 'LVWULFWVFRYHUVDSSUR[LPDWHO\KHFWDUHVDQGLVGHVFULEHGDVODQG in the catchments of the Ohikanui, Blackwater, Stoney and Rough rivers. It includes public conservation and LINZ land. A detailed map of the operational area may be viewed during business hours at: (SUR/LPLWHG%URDGODQGV5RDG7DXSR 2635,¶VRI¿FH0DLQ6RXWK5RDG3DURD*UH\PRXWK  'HSDUWPHQWRI&RQVHUYDWLRQ+LJK6WUHHW*UH\PRXWK  or alternatively online at  

Commencement Date The operation will commence with the application of non-toxic cereal prefeed pellets. Following completion of pre-feeding, the application of cereal SHOOHWVFRQWDLQLQJZLOOFRPPHQFHRQRUDIWHU-XQH7KLVGDWH is dependent on weather and operational constraints. Bait Description 3UHIHHG %DLW  &HUHDO EDVHG SHOOHW DSSUR[LPDWHO\  PP LQ GLDPHWHU undyed brown in colour. 7R[LF%DLW&HUHDOEDVHGSHOOHWDSSUR[LPDWHO\PPLQGLDPHWHUG\HG JUHHQZLWKDWR[LFORDGLQJRIJNJRIVRGLXPÀXRURDFHWDWH   Precautions  The public are reminded of the danger that toxic baits and possum carcasses pose, particularly to children and dogs. Children should be kept under strict supervision in the operational area.  Dogs should be kept under strict control at all times and not have access to, or be taken into the operational area as they are  SDUWLFXODUO\VXVFHSWLEOHWRDQGSRLVRQHGFDUFDVVHV7KHULVNV  of poison carcass to dogs may extend downstream of the control area.  Poison warning signs will be erected at all points of public access, please follow the instructions on the signs. The public are reminded that it is an offence to remove any of these signs.  All unauthorised entry to the helipad area is prohibited. If You Suspect Poisoning  &RQWDFW\RXUORFDOKRVSLWDORUGLDO  1DWLRQDO3RLVRQV&HQWUH32,621  In the case of a domestic animal being poisoned, contact a local veterinarian. Further Information For further information about this operation please contact: (SUR /LPLWHG 32 %R[  7DXSR  WHOHSKRQH    email For


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Seven seater, only 53,000kms, 1800cc











Newer shape, 2400cc, seven seater, 103,000kms

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Highway star, another fine example of these popular luxury coaches, 105,000kms

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