West Coast Messenger 24 June 2020

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Haast history sold n by Meg Fulford Twenty years ago, Jack Buchanan of Haast was selling up to head overseas, and Greymouth man Barry Lucas spied an old horse buggy “mouldering in the corner in pieces”. Wanting to “keep it local” and being much of the handyman

nature, Mr Lucas purchased the components for himself and has since pieced them together. The original buggy, in kitset form with components of Australian hardwood, native kauri and English oak, is thought to have arrived in Haast by boat at the beginning of the 20th century. The date on the axle is

1901. The oak wheels are rimmed with steel, and the leaf suspension beneath the carriage would have eased the passage over early South Westland ruts. However, Mr Lucas said with space in his large shed diminishing he had sold the carriage, which now awaits another chapter of its long life.

Barry Lucas and the horse buggy he has restored over the past 20 years, before it heads off to a new owner.



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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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PICTURES: Supplied Nick Secker and the McKay twins foraging.

t has been a “spirited” two years for Blackball man Nick Secker from when he cut short his OE in Europe for a vital position with a new West Coast venture, the Reefton Distillery Co. As a science graduate from Otago University, majoring in Botany, this provided him with a valuable advantage in his new role as head distiller where he also assists the McKay twins (distillery ambassadors and water prospectors) forage for local botanicals. Horopito, kahikatea, rimu, tarata, toatoa, watercress and snow moss all give the Distillery’s flagship spirit Little Biddy Gin its

signature flavours. “One of my clearest memories is of the first full production run, walking in and tasting the rainforest coming out of the still, it is something that I will never forget,” Mr Secker said. The first batch of Little Biddy Gin sold out within days of the distillery opening the doors. Nick has since overseen the creation and production of several more additions to the Reefton Distillery Co stable, including Tayberry Liqueur, Blueberry liqueur, Wild Rain Vodka and ultra-premium spirits Little Biddy


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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Signs to help penguin survival

DOC biodiversity ranger Antje Wahlberg, Westland District Council regulatory services manager Te Aroha Cook, dog control officer Mike Newport, and Inger Perkins from the West Coast Penguin Trust with the new awareness signs to go up at beach access points along the West Coast. PICTURES: Supplied


ew signs alerting beach-goers to the possible presence of wildlife are going up around the West Coast. Led by the West Coast Penguin Trust, the initiative has the support of every district council and local Department of Conservation team on the Coast. The wording and design of the new signs were developed collaboratively, and Westland Milk Products stepped in to pay for them. The new signs ask people to keep themselves and their dogs at least 20m away from wildlife, whether it be penguins, seals, sealions or other sea or shore birds such as

banded dotterels and black-billed gulls. Many of these are threatened or at risk and their survival relies on minimising disturbance. DOC and penguin trust data collected over the past 14 years shows that dogs continue to be responsible for around 19% of the deaths of blue penguins reported across the region. The new signs are a friendly reminder to keep dogs under close control when walking at the beach during daylight hours, and on a lead from dusk to dawn and through vegetated dunes and coastal scrub. Penguin trust manager Inger Perkins explains: "When penguins have been killed

by dogs, generally those dogs have been loose and often free to roam from home or out of sight and control of the owner. And it's not just penguins that are at risk. Seals have been known to have been savaged by dogs and later had to be euthanised. But even the wasted energy required to escape disturbance by people or dogs could be the difference between survival and death for one of these creatures." Blue penguins are at the start of this year's breeding season. They generally lay eggs around July to August and are raising chicks between September and December."

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Strong bookings on Paparoa Track


he Department of Conservation is reporting record opening week results on six of the eight great walks that opened for 2020-21 bookings in early June, including the Paparoa and Heaphy tracks. “With a 36% increase in overall bookings for all walks that opened, we couldn’t have hoped for better results,” DOC heritage and visitors director Steve Taylor said.

“Contrary to expectations, despite border restrictions and the devastating impacts on Covid-19 on so many New Zealanders, opening week bookings are significantly up on previous years. “Results include a whopping 47% increase on our newest great walk the Paparoa Track and a 48% increase in bookings on the Heaphy.” A total of 92% of the bookings were made

by New Zealanders, Mr Taylor said. This was 69% up from last year. “While these figures will change over the coming year, it’s incredibly heart-warming to see the sense of community and social responsibility that saw us save lives and shut down the global pandemic in Aotearoa, now being channelled into supporting the country’s recovery. “Whether in Te Anau, Taupo, Westport,

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Registrations now open for Child Cancer Foundation’s Wig Wednesday!


hild Cancer Foundation is getting ready to get wiggy on September 9 for Wig Wednesday, a fun day where schools, businesses, and community groups hold fundraising events and show their support for children with cancer by wearing wigs, shaving their heads, or styling funky hair-dos for a day. A change in date due to Covid-19 means that Wig Wednesday will now happen in September, which is Child Cancer Awareness Month. “This is the perfect time to raise awareness for the thousands of children and families worldwide who are affected by child cancer, especially since these families remain in their bubbles, while we return to our new normal.” marketing manager Julie Green said. Every week in New Zealand, three families will hear the devastating news that their child has cancer. None of them ever thought it would happen to their child. But in February 2019 the Matisi family had their world turned upside down when eight-month-old Cairo was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Cairo underwent surgery, which

unfortunately was unable to remove all of the tumour, so he is currently living with cancer. During such a difficult time, his parents Leilani and Joash were grateful to have support from Child Cancer Foundation. Cairo’s first birthday Advert: SVWCM2406 Newspaper: West Coast Messenger PICTURE: Supplied was on June 19, the same day as Cairo and Cullen Matisi. Wig Wednesday 2019, so his family decided to use it as a special way to mark the occasion and give back to Child Cancer Foundation. They created a fundraising page “Cairo vs. neuroblastoma” and Cairo’s family and friends showed their support and rallied behind them, raising over $6,000. “Cairo’s first birthday party at home was really special, with family and friends all wearing wigs to mark the occasion. Being a part of Wig Wednesday meant we were able to help spread awareness for childhood cancer and have a lot of fun!” 22nd to 28th June 2020 Leilani said. Thanks to Cairo’s family and all the Fresh NZ Chicken Drumsticks Australian Navel Oranges amazing people who got wiggy last 1.5kg year, Wig Wednesday 2019 raised over $100,000! This year we are aiming to raise even more and show kids like Cairo our support! Register now at bag kg childcancer.org.nz/Wig-Wednesday


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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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est Coast Foster Hope is appealing for pyjamas as part of its annual Foster Hope campaign. Greymouth-based Coast co-ordinator Anntoinette Allan, said it was part of an annual, national ‘pyjama drive’ which had been going for many years. Although it was meant to officially end on June 30, because it has been a bit of a muddle, it would continue to run indefinitely, Mrs Allan said. “The community is very supportive of Foster Hope, but we are down a bit since Covi-19. We are starting to pick up now.” So far, 80 pairs of pyjamas had been given out to Coast children in foster care. “We want to reach 150 pairs,” Mrs Allan said. They were particularly looking at pyjamas sized from 1 to men and women’s, through to size large. They were mostly needing 10 years and up. They needed to be brand new, not secondhand. Foster Hope’s national office had set up a Facebook page for people

to donate money to a region for the campaign. It would in turn be used to buy pairs of $10 pyjamas, Mrs Allan said. The local account was 03 0123 0527961 01. “The community can also click and collect and courier. However, some people like to drop directly to me. They must message Foster Hope West Coast to arrange this first.” Beverley Bade in Westport was also a collection point with Buller REAP accepting them on her behalf. Mrs Allan said they were also in need of other essential basic items such as toothpaste, deodorant, face cloths, combs, soap, small shampoo and conditioner, soft toys, socks, underwear, hot water bottles, warm clean jackets and blankets (new). These items were required all year round. “We provide backpacks and flatpacks when tamariki are entering and exiting care,” Mrs Allan said. West Coast Foster Care covered the whole Coast and the co-ordinator and other helpers volunteered their time. Foster Hope supports tamariki in foster care arrangements. It also runs an annual Christmas gift appeal.


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A NUMBER of birds have increased on the West Coast, results of the State of New Zealand Garden Birds 2019 survey show. Greenfinch, tui and kereru all show a moderate increase in numbers. Bellbirds, fantail, and sparrow show a small increase. Sparrows show no change, while starlings have declined, as have the chaffinch and song thrush. The biggest decline was the silvereye, at moderate. Since 2007, people across the country have spent one hour in their gardens, local park, or school grounds, counting the numbers of birds that they can see. The survey helps scientists to understand the health of garden bird

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26 Night Market, Granity town, 5pm 27 45s pairs, Dick Reynolds Trophy, Westport RS Bowling Club, 1pm


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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

What are you doing to support local business after Covid-19?

AUGUST 1 Whispers of Gold (new Waiuta documentary), Westport 3pm 2 Soapbox Derby, Stoney Creek, Franz Josef 8 45s pairs, Buller Open, Westport RSA, 1pm 15 Puanga Winter Festival, Greymouth town square, 4pm 22 Mud Plug, On Yer Bike, Runanga 22 45s pairs, Lil n May Trophies, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Westport, 1pm


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“I support ‘local’ where the money is put back into the local community.”

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“I own a small business myself and I also support other local businesses.”

Marie Lamberton Greymouth “I ensure I shop locally.”

26 Practise round, Greenstone Park Speedway, Cobden 26 Camerons Market Day, 9am

The Greymouth Star regrets if any events in the calendar have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please contact via our e-mail with any date changes and/or new events.

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Tom Richardson Greymouth “I’m going out of my way to shop locally.”

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“Treating myself to some early Christmas presents.”

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“Shopping locally, like normal.”


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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Boy star of Westport tv promo n by Rose O’Connor


egardless of the outcome of the Seven Sharp ‘Talk Up the Town’ competition to promote New Zealand towns, Westport’s Phoenix Putaura is a star, according to Nomad Audio and Video director/producer Daimon Schwalger. Word of the recent television competition was messaged to Mr Schwalger by many people encouraging him to enter or attempting to enlist his help. However, as soon as he found out the details, the project ‘popped into mind’ with a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme and the perfect ‘star.’ ‘ He had met Phoenix at a friend’s while recording his seventh album in 2014. He had been so taken with the 10-year-old that he knew immediately that Phoenix was the one to front the minute-long promotional television video. “I wasn’t completely sure if it would work or if Phoenix could do it but it worked out perfectly,” Mr Schwalger said. It was Monday, June 8 when he got the information, decided to make the video and came up with a plan. Mr Schwalger said he enlisted the help of Stacey Adams from the EPIC Centre to write rap lyrics for the local iconic locations he wished to highlight. He said he was lucky that he had previously worked with a huge range of great New Zealand and international artists so he had access to a variety of ‘perfect’ music. He said that ‘Hilary’ had inadvertently given the wrong cut-off dates so the entire project started on

June 8. He got the lyrics tweaked and delivered to Phoenix for him to start practising that night. By Tuesday he had completed the audio recordings of Phoenix repeating the lyrics in loop fashion in his home studio. Wednesday saw the filming on location including Tauranga Bay, the Clocktower and Kawatiri River Trails. A long editing session into the early hours of Thursday morning followed. After adding extra sound effects and sending to some friends in the film industry for feedback and a few minor suggestions, the video was uploaded to Seven Sharp on Thursday afternoon. Director/producer of Nomad Audio and Video, Daimon Schwalger, about to use the drone at Cape Foulwind to get video footage for the Seven Sharp town promotional video PICTURE: Rose O’Connor Mr Schwalger was competition. surprised to see it appear as the first ‘preview’ on the Friday evening programme. He had already shown it to a friend Rick Barry who had earlier brought Mayor Jamie Cleine around for a preview. He had been suitably impressed. He received many positive messages of support. “Even mum rang when she saw it on TV!” Mr Schwalger said. He then discovered Hilary’s error and realised he’d had nearly a week of extra time up his sleeve. “I don’t think I would have done it any differently. In fact, more time may have allowed me to overthink it,” Mr Schwalger said. Mr Schwalger has now recovered from the exhausting, short term, high intensity project. He is delighted with the result. “There was a lot of collaboration. I facilitated and directed it but I had a lot of people in the background Filming of the visuals outside the Westport iSITE. Phoenix is in the coal wagon and Daimon Schwalger is behind the camera and directing. PICTURE: Stacey Adams supporting it.”

Star of the promotional video produced for the Seven Sharp ‘Talk Up the Town’ competition, Phoenix Putaura at the Westport sign that features in the one minute film.

PICTURE: Rose O’Connor


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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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A combined district plan for the West Coast

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Get involved in the future of our districts The West Coast Councils are reviewing their District Plans through a comprehensive process that will create a new one District Plan for the West Coast – Te Tai o Poutini Plan. This Plan will have a life of 10-15 years and will shape the Coast for the future. Each week, for the next six weeks, we’ll be seeking your feedback on the important issues to help inform the new Plan. It’s important that we hear from you; your thoughts, your concerns.

Have your say!

Franz Josef - Westland District

The future of our settlements and townships.

The issues facing our settlements and townships

What do you think?

West Coast settlements and townships need to be able to adapt to changes in the types of economic activity such as increasing tourism and reduced mining activity while retaining their character and identity. This includes having sufficient infrastructure capacity to support new industries.

There has been a lot of change in our settlements and townships since the current District Plans were developed in the 1990’s and early 2000’s.

ISSUE 2: Keeping our settlement character with new development

We have seen the growth of tourism, changes in mining activity and a big increase in ‘lifestyle’ living. Some settlements have started to merge with their nearby towns, or become commuter suburbs for these areas. Community services, such as pubs, shops and post offices, have closed in some settlements, while others have grown.

Our small settlements and townships are an important part of the West Coast and what makes it a great place to live, however we have a number of issues we need to address for the future. ISSUE 1: Adapting to the impacts of changing industries and economic factors

New development in West Coast settlements and townships needs to reflect the settlement character and ensure that adverse effects arising from the design, siting or construction of buildings and activities, changes in land use, and the siting of new subdivision, are well managed.

ISSUE 3: Where settlements are subject to specific threats from natural hazards, new development and redevelopment needs to reduce the risk, and new development must be located in less hazardous locations The management of significant risks from natural hazards is a matter of national importance under the Resource Management Act. As a consequence, in some parts of settlements, or whole settlements, new development – or redevelopment creates too high a risk to life and property. Consequently, locations where new development can occur to reduce these risks need to be identified.

ISSUE 4: Protecting our residential amenity Where settlements and townships are growing, new commercial and industrial activities have been located in a largely ad hoc fashion which has an impact on the areas residential amenity – the way it looks and feels. Better direction around the design and location of these activities in settlements which are growing or redeveloping is needed.

Granity - Buller District

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020


Managing change in our settlements and townships The three current District Plans manage settlements and townships differently. We have identified three options around how to zone settlements and townships in the new Plan and manage their development and change. 1

The future of our settlements and townships


A combined district plan for the West Coast


Have we correctly identified the issues for the settlements and townships on the West Coast over the next 10 – 15 years?


Are there other issues that we need to take into account for our settlements and townships?


Are there any specific issues we need to consider for your particular settlement or township?

Option 1 - Specific Settlement Zoning

Specific settlement zone for settlements and townships that allows for both residential and some commercial activities. Use industrial zoning for industrial activities to create certainty about where these activities will occur in settlements. This is similar to the current approaches for some townships (e.g. Blackball, Ahaura, Rapahoe), in Grey and all settlements in Westland. Strengths:

• Flexible settlement zone allows settlements to adapt as the economy changes • Currently many settlements do not have any commercial zones so this would allow some commercial activity that does not have high impacts on residential amenity.

Settlement / Township name: Issue or concern:

Weaknesses: • Tension between enabling the Plan and certainty for residential households. 2

Which option do you think is best for zoning in settlements and townships and why?


Are there particular settlements that you think need more allowance for commercial activities?


Are there any other points you would like to raise about how we plan for our settlements and townships?

Option 2 - Separate Zoning

Have separate residential, commercial and industrial zoned areas in each settlement or township. This is the current approach across settlements in Buller and for some townships (e.g. Runanga, Dobson, Kaiata) in Grey. Strengths:

• Greater certainty about what activities can happen where

Weaknesses: • Little flexibility to adapt to economic changes. For example, if new tourism activities (e.g. cycleway extensions or new routes) occur, then there may not be sufficient correctly zoned land. 3


Option 3 - Settlement Centre

Have a specific Settlement Zone as per Option 1, but identify a ‘Settlement Centre’ with more flexibility for commercial and community development in these locations. Strengths:

• Flexible settlement zone allows settlements to adapt as the economy changes • Greater certainty about where more amenity impacting (noise, traffic, parking) activities might occur in a settlement.

Weaknesses: • Tension between enabling the Plan and certainty for residential households

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Do you want to be kept up to date about Te Tai o Poutini Plan and join our email list? Name: Email: What issues and information are you most interested in? Planning for our towns centres and settlements Natural hazards planning

Rural issues

Heritage and cultural values

Vegetation, habitat, biodiversity and landscape

How to send in your feedback:

Have your say!

Post this questionnaire to: Te Tai o Poutini Plan PO Box 66, Greymouth

Complete the questionnaire online: ttpp.westcoast.govt.nz Look under “Have your say”

Scan and email to: info@ttpp.nz

Drop it off at your local library or council office

We need your feedback by Wednesday, 24 August 2020.


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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Granity Night Market returns T n by Rose O’Connor

he popular Granity Night Market is set down for this Friday, June 26. “After we have all done such a great job isolating in lockdown, this is our chance to reconnect,” organiser Mary Bell said. The event has been held since 2013 and has moved between the Lyric Theatre and band rotunda area to the nearby Granity School. However, Ms Bell said that with the Lyric now at a safe stage to use, it had been given special permission from the Buller District Council to open for the event. The market would now be based there as well as in the school’s marquee erected at the rotunda. Ms Bell said this allowed better access to other nearby facilities including the Northern Buller Museum, Granity Galley and Studio, the Granity Op Shop and the newly opened women’s

clothing store, Fantail Boutique. “So it really is a village affair!” Ms Bell said. Visitors will be treated to the traditional lantern parade led by Mary McGill’s Merry Musicians, musical performances by Ritchie and Marj and Lynne Stoddard, performances by The Lyric Theatre Drama Company, Venus Studios and Gurlesque Dance Troupe and a fire performance by All fired Up. Stalls selling a wide range of food, crafts and goods would once again be a feature of the event along with the abundant lighting and music creating a festive atmosphere. “Night Market would love to see people bring their own plate, cup, fork and containers to limit waste going in the landfill,” Ms Bell said. “Local businesses have been generous and very supportive in donating prizes for costumes, lanterns, raffles and draws. Thanks to the community for stepping up at such short notice to lend a hand.

Granity seems excited to be put on the map again,” Ms Bell said. This year there would also be a treasure hunt to encourage people to visit all of the local venues. “There is a very generous prize for the winner!” she said. There were now categories for the costumes including decorated gumboots, umbrellas, Lockdown costumes and best dressed. “On the Coast Lighting would do its usual spectacular job of lighting the stage and band rotunda. We really couldn’t run this event without local sponsorship. Electro Services Ltd has once again loaned us their generator for all of the stalls etc to plug it. It is such great support and we really appreciate it.” The evening starts at 5pm. Stall holders can make contact via the Facebook page. Entry is by gold coin donation with the profits being split between Granity School and Lyric Theatre.

PICTURE: Rose O’Connor

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020 A DVER TI S I N G F E AT U R E

Ask a P R O F E S S I O N A L Looking after our blokes June is Mens Health Awareness Month. It’s about getting men and boys having confidence to talk about their health concerns and ask their mates how they are doing? Set an example with healthy habits and take charge of your health. Take time for a WOF for yourself, after all, you do with your car!  Regular exercise can be helpful for improving your mood and reducing the risk of depression. Mix it up, your body gets comfortable when you always do the same workout.

 Take time out, it’ s not wasted time – it renews your energy and can help reduce stress and worry so you feel refreshed. Certain diseases and conditions may not have symptoms, so it is important to not selfdiagnose, or conversely ignore any symptoms. Learn more about your families’ health history. See your doctor or nurse for a cholesterol and blood pressure checks. Both high cholesterol and high blood pressure can be described as “silent killers”. Eat a well - balanced diet.

 If you a smoker aim to quit, as smoking increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, and lung disease. Quitting has many health benefits. Sleeping is your most valuable activity of the day. Good sleep enables you to feel more refreshed alert, think and perform better. Give you Medical Centre a call and make that appointment for your check up, your family will thank you for it.

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Why should I buy locally?

One of the common themes to come out of the Covid19 recovery is to “Buy Local.” Grant Robertson, our Minister of Finance, appealed for Kiwis to get in behind locally owned and locally operated businesses. You could be confused for wondering why you would buy a particular product, say a vehicle, on the West Coast when you could buy it in say Canterbury. After all what difference does it make to NZ Inc? The answer is that it makes no difference to NZ

unless you are buying from overseas. But for the regions, like the West Coast, a call to buy locally helps keep local businesses afloat and that helps keep local people employed. It could be your neighbour, friend, son, daughter, or grandkids, but every cent spent locally makes a difference. For businesses, the call to spend locally is even more pronounced. In many cases it helps what could be some of your customers as well. I know that in our own business we try and spend with

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020


Ask a P R O F E S S I O N A L I have been asked by a family member to become a Guarantor to a loan. What is a Guarantor and what does this mean? A person applying for a loan will sometimes be asked to provide a Guarantor if their Bank or Lending Institution require additional security and want repayment of their loan assured. A Guarantor is a person or Company that guarantees that the loan will be repaid. By signing a Guarantee, you would be agreeing to pay the loan if the Borrower should fail to do so themselves. Parents sometimes become Guarantors for their children where the children are not able to provide satisfactory security for a

loan being advanced. There are certain risks attached to being a Guarantor so if you have been asked to become one you need to make sure that you know what the implications are. The most important thing to remember is that if the Borrower gets behind in their payments the lender has the right to chase you up for the money rather than the Borrower. If you guarantee a loan you must be prepared to repay the entire amount if necessary and you should not agree to

guarantee a loan if you are financially unable to do so. Before agreeing to serve as a Guarantor, you should asses the Borrowers credit, income and expenses to determine whether they are capable of paying back the loan. You should also obtain a copy of the loan contract and you should read and fully understand it before signing. It is recommended to also seek your own independent legal advice (independent of the Borrower) on the guarantee.

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My title has the words'Limited as to Parcels'. What does this mean? Although land ownership is guaranteed by the Crown, some older titles have a limitation placed on them (Limited as to Parcels). These limitations are regarding the boundaries, which have not been previously defined by survey for the Crown to guarantee the dimensions. The day to day use of the property is not affected by these limitations, however there are situations where it may be necessary to have the limited title re-surveyed for the removal of the limitations. Examples may be if you are looking at developing or building on the land, particularly building close to the boundary, or

you are looking to renew the boundary fences. To remove all limitations on the title, a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor will need to come and survey the land. They will research all the survey plans available, aerial photos for historic occupation, and look at occupation on the boundary, such as old fences, posts, pathways etc. For some Limited as to Parcels titles, particularly those issued under the Mining Tenures Registration Act 1962, the boundaries of the title are defined by the occupation features at the time that the title was issued. The Surveyor will assess all of the evidence,


define and peg the boundaries, and prepare a plan for lodgement with LINZ, which will support the issue of a little without limitations. Before a new Certificate of Tile without limitations is issued, the adjoining owners will be required to consent or object to the new boundaries identified by survey. There have been cases where the adjoining owners will dispute the new surveyed boundaries, however we would consult with the neighbours at the time of the survey to avoid this happening. If you are looking at purchasing a Title which is Limited as to Parcels, consult your solicitor and a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor.

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Women’s boutique opens in Granity n by Rose O’Connor


antail Boutique has opened in Granity after a delay due to Covid-19. Owner Gaylene Swann had been set to open the doors at Easter with her autumn range of new, quality used and ‘refashioned’ clothing. However, instead she officially opened at the beginning of June with her winter collection. Ms Swann said she had been trying to get established for years. However, when her Westport-based business, Swann Signs and Mountain Creek Outfitter, sold last September after 20 years of operation, it finally gave her the opportunity. She specialises in quality women’s clothing. She also ‘refashions’ clothing by remaking them herself in more attractive and trendy styles. She sources her clothing from all over the country as well as stocking products from several locals including jewellery and gift boxes. Ms Swann works out of the old Granity Community Centre in Torea Street. She is currently testing out the hours and opens on Thursdays from 1 to 5pm, Friday 11 to 4pm and Saturday 11 to 2pm. She is attempting to cater for women who may work a variety of hours. She will also open for groups by prior arrangement, which she has done for several parties from Westport already. Ms Swann is in the process of setting up a Facebook page with the help of Rachelle Henham from West Coast Rewards. She is also waiting for the Eftpos system to be installed. Ms Swann said she was very grateful to her ‘lovely’ friends who had helped her in so many different ways during the setting up process. So far, the feedback had been ‘awesome.’ She also does Reiki, massage and card readings by appointment. Gaylene Swann is now well established in her recently opened women’s clothing boutique in Torea Street, Granity.

PICTURE: Rose O’Connor

Reefton shop’s very warm welcome n by Claire Ward in Reefton


t Stephen’s Church Op-Shop in Reefton reopened on Tuesday, June 16 after lockdown with about 40 people streaming in to get an amazing amount of men’s, women’s, children’s and baby clothing. Shoes, blankets, curtains, electric blankets (all tested by Greg Topp Betta Electrical), along with a warm welcome and a complimentary tea or coffee and biscuits, were on hand. Church vicar Di Griffin initiated the op-shop two years ago, and along with Mohney Hodge, Lynne Bolton and Delia Samuels. The team runs this well oiled store splendidly. “We only sell things we’d wear or use ourselves,” Ms Hodge said. “If it’s too stained or worn out, we give it to farmers and the service stations to use as rags, or for use as dog bedding. “Along with our locals, we have people from all over the district coming in from as far away as Westport and even some tourists stop by, all leaving with bags full and smiles on their faces,” Ms Hodge added. Nothing is over $5, and you can fill a supermarket bag full of clothing for the same price. The op-shop is open Tuesdays from 11am to 3pm, and due to popular demand, they are looking at opening more often. Lynne Bolton, left, Delia Samuels and Mohney Hodge.

PICTURE: Claire Ward


The West Coast Messenger

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Waiuta film premier

Waiuta in its heyday.

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Waiuta today.

n by Laura Mills


documentary about the ghost town of Waiuta will premier on the West Coast next month West Coast production company Visionco has spent a year working on the documentary, alongside Friends of Waiuta. It will premier in Reefton, before screening in all main Coast centres. Producer Dave Kwant uncovered lots of archive footage, from home video to footage of miners going down the goldmine shaft.

Margaret Sadler is filmed for the new documentary.

He became interested in Waiuta about 15 years ago, accompanied by Waiuta historian Les Wright. Last year, the Friends of Waiuta picked up the idea. They started hunting out archive footage and were surprised at how much they unearthed. Visionco then started interviewing people who grew up at Waiuta, although most of those alive now left when they were young. “We are just about done,” Mr Kwant said yesterday. He hoped to distribute the documentary in cinemas up and down the West Coast.

“For me it’s been about all the human stories, from the time of the original mine right through to the passion that people still have for both the place these days ... and of course the gold they reckon is still there.” Mr Kwant has a background in documentary and television filming. He regularly shoots commercials, music videos and the odd narrative piece. Director Luis Castanon has worked with top advertising agencies and marketing teams on television commercials, documentaries, music videos, films, corporate videos and on-

line content. Robyn Janes, a former television and radio journalist, is writing the script. Waiuta mine closed in 1951 after a major collapse in the original Blackwater shaft. Most buildings were dismantled and carted away as there was a shortage of building materials, and within a few months the township was deserted. Whispers of Gold screening dates:  Premiere, Reefton: Saturday, July 18, 3pm  Greymouth: Friday, July 24 at 7pm, and Sunday, July 26 at 3pm  Hokitika: Saturday, July 25 at 3pm  Westport: Saturday, August 1, 3pm.

Wild venison and jobs for New Zealanders THE Fiordland Wapiti Foundation, Game Animal Council, and Department of Conservation (DOC) are partnering to provide 18,000kg of free-range wild Fiordland venison to New Zealand foodbanks and families in need. Each year the Fiordland Wapiti Foundation, working with DOC, conducts a deer cull in Fiordland National Park removing up to 1000 animals. "Weather permitting, by the end of next month, we will have removed 600 deer from Fiordland National Park for processing into 18,000 1kg wild venison mince packets. These are being distributed by a charitable supply chain distributor to foodbanks throughout the country. This will feed thousands of New

Zealand families in need," says Roy Sloan, Fiordland Wapiti Foundation President. "With the loss of venison export markets, this will assist with keeping meat processing staff employed and help local helicopter operators while providing protein to Kiwi families in need. Managing the impacts that deer have on Fiordland is a win-win for both recreation and conservation," says Tim Gale, Game Animal Council general manager. The project is jointly funded by the Department of Conservation and the Fiordland Wapiti Foundation with the Game Animal Council administering the programme. DOC chief of governance Mervyn English says this is a great example of organisations

working together to achieve an outcome with multiple benefits. "Getting this project going was only possible because of the collaboration between the Game Animal Council, Fiordland Wapiti Foundation, DOC, and Fare Game Meat Processors," English says. "Safari Club International (NZ), New Zealand Deerstalkers Association, Central North Island Sika Foundation, Tahr Foundation and NZ Hunter Magazine have come on board and are helping with transportation and promotion." "Celebrity food writer Nadia Lim, leading Christchurch chef Richard Hingston and Ngāi Tahu have also designed some simple and tasty recipes to help inspire the recipient

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WEST COAST TAI POUTINI CONSERVATION BOARD Pursuant to Section 46 of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 public notice is given that the next Board Meeting will be held on: Date: Friday July 3, 2020 Venue: RSA, 24 Sewell Street, Hokitika Meeting: Friday July 3, 2020, 9am - 4pm. Public Forum: Friday July 3, 2020, 1pm - 1.30pm If you wish to address the board or receive an agenda, please contact the Board Support Officer on e-mail: westcoastboard@ doc.govt.nz or phone (03) 756 9173. http://www.doc.govt.nz /about-us/statutoryand-advisory-bodies/ conservation-boards /west-coast-tai-poutini/

An exciting opportunity to gain industry experience or further your design career has become available at James Print, West Coast leaders in graphic design and commercial printing. With on-site digital, offset and newspaper printing, this is a rare opportunity to gain a wide range of industry experience under one roof. This varied role includes: t Graphic design t Customer liaison t Digital printing t Ad make up t Output for press t Creating display advertising

Applicants will have 2+ years industry experience in a graphic design position and be able to work independantly and in a fast paced environment. Experience in digital and commercial printing is preferred as we are looking for someone who can hit the ground running. You will also be required to lias with clients and discuss briefs so customer service experience is a must. The successful applicant will have: t A good understanding of print processes t Proven design skills t Strong work ethic and ability to work under pressure t Initiative and problem solving ability t Good communication and English skills

If this sounds like you please e-mail your application, including CV and Portfolio, to: applications@jamesprint.co.nz


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The West Coast Messenger

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

THE CHOICE IS ENDLESS 2008 Toyota Highlander Limited

1996 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 3 litre, turbo diesel, tidy example of this popular model, $11,990

2.5-litre, VVTi, 6-speed auto, leather trim, sunroof, signature class, warranty, 23,000km $37,750

2010 Holden Captiva

2007 Mazda Alexa

1997 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

3.5 litre, VVTi V6, petrol, leather trim, 7-seater, towbar, $12,990

2.2 turbo diesel, auto transmission, alloy wheels, 110,000km $13,990

2.2 litre, fantastic town or first car, test drive today, good kms, $6,990

2.7 litre petrol, 5-speed manual, towbar, reverse camera $14,990

3 litre, 4x4, climate air con, running boards, tow bar, tuff deck, $31,990

2.8 litre turbo diesel, leather trim, 7-seater, towbar, sold and serviced by us from new, 74,000km, $43,990

2015 Holden Colorado

2.8 litre, 4x4, running boards, 109,000km, excellent condition $30,990

2015 Toyota Land Cruiser

4.5 litre, diesel, 4x4, manual, flat deck, tow bar, good kms, great vehicle, $51,990

2012 Toyota Hiace Van

3 litre, turbo diesel, 5-door, 7-seater $11,990

2015 Toyota Fortuner Limited

2011 Toyota Hiace

2014 Toyota Hilux

2016 Toyota RAV4 Limited

2015 Toyota Highlander Limited

3.5 litre VVTi, V6 Petrol, leather trim, 7-seater, sun roof, DVD player, towbar, 90,000km, $38,490

2017 Toyota Corolla GX Wagon

1.5 litre, VVTi, auto transmission, sold and serviced by us from new, 42,000km, $18,990

3 litre turbo diesel, 4X4, auto transmission, 136,000km, $32,990

2006 Nissan Navara Double Cab

2.5 litre, turbo diesel, 4X4, auto transmission, towbar, tuff deck, tonneau cover, $19,990

2011 Ford Falcon

4.2 litre, leather seats, tow bar, great to drive and room for all the family $18,990


Coast Toyota

The Cooper Difference The Cooper Difference

With Cooper Tires you get the latest With Cooper Tires you get the latest technology in tread 12 Herbert St, Greymouth technology in tread design, carcass Phone: 03 768 0822 formula for construction compoundconstruction formula for design,andcarcass and compound Sales A/H: Alastair Hamilton 768 7300 strength, safety, stability, performance and strength, safety, stability, performance and value for money. www.coast.toyota.co.nz value for money.

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Phone: 03 768 0822 Sales A/H: Alastair Hamilton 768 7300 www.coast.toyota.co.nz

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The West Coast Messenger

Wednesday, June 24, 2020


compare our cars — compare our prices — we trade we mtF Finance — nZ new — Fresh imports! $85* per week 2007 honda CR-V AWD

$47* per week 2005 toyota avensis sedan

2400cc, towbar, 105,000km

2-litre auto, 114,000km, great value



$60* per week

$67* per week

2009 honda fit

2007 toyota auris




(Corolla) 1800cc auto, 90,000km

$78* per week

per week

2006 nissan bluebird sylphy 2-litre auto, only 70,000km


2013 nissan note (neW shApe) Auto, 57,000km


$60* per week 2010 corolla hatch 1800cc auto, NZ-new, popular model


$103*per week 2012 nissan atlas flatdeck truck WOF only, 5-speed, 2-litre petrol


* Finance calculation based on a 48 month term, no deposit and with an annual fixed interest rate of 12.95%. Actual interest rate may be higher or lower. Includes an establishment fee of $376 and a monthly maintenance fee of $6.50. Estimate only, not an offer of finance. Terms, conditions and lending criteria apply.

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56 Herbert Street, Greymouth – Next to Monteith’s Brewery pHoNe on 03 768 5729 or 021 768 572 or eMAIL greymouthcars@xtra.co.nz




1300cc auto, 102,000km