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t’s the mid-nineties and Australian Zoe Goss is bowling to the world Fish n’ Chips number one batsman Brian Lara Group Bookings in a fundraiser exhibition match. Inside/Outside Seating He defends her first ball with an incredibly patronising exaggerated wa o k u l o d ge @defensive g m a i l .coshot, m humiliating her in Open for Dinner front of thousands of people at the Thur, Fri & Sat Sydney Cricket Grounds. from 5:30pm

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The previous year, I’d had to penalise a boy for trying to hit one of our girls because he was unable to catch her again after she took the ball off him (luckily, she ran so fast he failed to connect). Then there was the time a year ago when our girls beat a bunch of boys in a semifinal at a 5 aside tournament, leaving some of the boys in tears and another accusing me of cheating when I refed the second half. The boys might have won the game, but one of them was overheard beforehand telling his team mates that they’d win because girls were easy to get the ball off. That single act inspired the girls to play a tough physical game with the boys becoming visibly panicked as the match wore on. Even closer to home, I’ve seen plenty of situations locally where girls have had to put up with things like boys laughing at their mate in goal whenever a girl achieves the, apparently, astounding feat of getting the ball past them. Aside from offering this litany of stupidity, I’m not entirely sure where to go from here – except to emphasise how very sick I am of these silly attitudes. I need to be clear about one thing though, I’m not here to criticise little boys, they’re only displaying attitudes picked up from the adults in their lives. Besides which, plenty of them have been on the receiving end of this sort of rubbish too, simply because their athletic ability isn’t as good as their peers. Maybe it’s time we stopped it. Aaron Mooar

As part of the fun the players were wearing mics and a commentator asked Lara, with a matey laugh), “You wouldn’t want to get out to a woman, would you Brian?” Lara laughed before stating in a serious tone that he was not going to get out. He did a few more exaggerated defensive shots and then 10 minutes later faced up to Goss again, at which point she got him out. To really rub it in she actually got him out twice in the one ball (caught behind and stumped) which is something I’ve never seen before or since. Maybe the universe was trying to tell us something, but it doesn’t seem like everyone was paying attention – and I’m not just talking about current cricketer, Chris Gayle, who was fired from a professional team last summer after hitting on a female presenter live on TV during a sideline interview. Closer to home, while coaching a girls’ soccer team two winters ago, the opposition coach let one of our parents know that since his team was quite good and ours was just all girls, his team was probably going to win! Much to our delight, we came back from 2-1 down to win 3-2, while that same coach spent the entire the game bawling his team out for the shame they were bringing him.


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n Sunday, March 4, local firefighters attended a large bush fire at Whale Bay after multiple calls were made to emergency services at around 12.30pm. Originally covering an area of 50sqm, the fire very quickly spread to about 150sqm. This fire was significant in size and one of three bush fires that the local fire brigade have attended in the past week. While no one was injured and no buildings damaged, over nine firefighting units battled the flames for over two

hours to bring it under control. Raglan Volunteer Fire Brigade were supported by neighbouring units from Kawhia, Te Akau and Ngaruawahia. Kevin Holmes, Raglan volunteer fire brigade chief fire officer, said in a message on Facebook, “No doubt you would have all seen today's fire at Manu Bay. This was a significant fire and the third bush fire the Raglan Fire Brigade have attended in the past seven days. We have spent on average, five hours at each of these fires, thankfully assisted by neighbouring brigades from Kawhia, Te Akau and Ngaruawahia.

“There is a restricted fire season in force which means ANY open air fire other than a BBQ, cultural fire (hangi) or brazier needs a permit! Each year we see homes amongst bush areas lost to wildfires overseas. “The threat here is VERY real. Today's fire could have been catastrophic for the home owners in Manu Bay and Whale Bay. Fire is fast, very fast and there is a REAL risk in our rural and bush clad areas so please be careful.” Kevin suggests that If in doubt, visit this website for more information: www.

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ello again from Tarot Talk - a weekly column in which I introduce a Tarot card for the week and provide a little information about it. I hope you continue to enjoy this space.

The Queen of Pentacles is a mature woman who is strongly connected to the earth. She is practical, sensible and responsible – a capable manager of people and resources. She has both feet on the ground, is caring and warm and likes to look after people and animals, being kind to both. This card can either represent a person or tell you that you have or need to develop the qualities of this Queen. The Queen of Pentacles represents prosperity and security. No one is more welcoming and nurturing than she. Her greatest pleasure is to care for others - making sure they are happy and secure. In day-to-day matters, she is sensible and practical. If something needs doing, she just takes care of it without a lot of fuss and bother. If necessary, she makes do with little and always comes through in a pinch. There is a down-to-earth, matter-of-factness about her. She is always loyal and steadfast. Because she is trusting by nature, others trust her completely. When you are hurting or in need, the Queen of Pentacles will calm your fears and share your troubles. More information about this card can be found on my Tarot Talk Facebook page https:// Tarot readings and tuition are available by appointment. Txt Chrissy on 027 6644261.


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End of an era as retiring couple close kitchen three decades on

Kelly, left, and Gun Lai opened the doors to Hong Kong Kitchen for their final day of business on Sunday.


t was last orders on Sunday for Raglan’s little piece of China – the iconic Hong Kong Kitchen, open just about all day every day in its prime downtown spot for the past 30 years. At 70 or thereabouts Gun Lai’s retired and so too has his wife Kelly, 17 years his junior. The pair worked together over the decades serving up Chinese takeaways – and other more Kiwi fare – while also bringing up two children in their home above the shop. It’s the end of an era for the hardworking couple but also the start of a quite different use for the premises. Says their 27-year-old son Adam, a mechanical engineer-turned-DJ who returned recently from Auckland to help his parents sort things and move out: “A whole new chapter for this place is about to begin.” Adam’s sister Julia is in Japan, where the 24 year old designs luxury handbags for French fashion house Louis Vuitton. But Raglan has always been home for the siblings, from first learning to speak English at the local kindergarten through to the area school where both ultimately became high achievers. Their parents came here before they were born – for a holiday after the sharemarket crash of the late ‘80s in which, Gun reveals, they “lost everything”. That’s when they spied the abandoned burger bar

on the corner of Wi Neera and Bow Streets. The then single-storey building up for sale was “leaking everywhere”, Gun recalls, and the walls were falling down. But they renovated it “bit by bit”. They’d just opened a restaurant opposite the Auckland Library before the crash, so simply transferred all its furnishings to Bow Street and opened the Hong Kong Kitchen, initially with a sit-down restaurant. They lived in a caravan out the back while Gun built a second storey to house his growing family. “I never actually experienced (growing up in) a residential area, only commercial,” Adam says. Road surfaces downtown were rougher back then, he reckons, whereas now they’re “good for skateboarding”. “And town just got busier and busier with more and more developments,” he adds. In more recent times the Lais have leased out prime parts of the old stucco building to other businesses – currently INDI skate-surf-cafe and Wrong Skate Shop – while continuing to run their own takeaways from an annexe with an outdoor courtyard which includes an impressive goldfish pond. They say this has helped offset Waikato District Council’s ever-rising ground rents on the harbour board lease land – spiralling costs which have now forced them out. “We thought we’d be here forever,” Gun laments.

First up in their retirement they’re off to Hamilton – where Kelly’s father lives – to do a bit of house-hunting, although Gun has no idea really where they’ll end up. He even mentions Australia as a possibility. He’s unfazed by retirement, though was still wondering late last week what to do with the three boats and jet-ski littering the backyard bordering Wi Neera Street Gun was a commercial fisherman in the Hauraki Gulf for a time, and operated a few charters here in Raglan. But he says he came from a market gardening background way back, working the land in the Wairarapa with family who emigrated from China to escape Communism. “I’ve done quite a lot of different things,” he reflects of a life which has also included work in commercial art and mechanical (aircraft) engineering. One initiative Gun’s probably best remembered for around town is organising spectacular community fireworks displays every year for a decade from about the year 2000. “I used the profit from selling fireworks (in the shop),” he explains. From this week the Hong Kong Kitchen’s new owner – Brian Ruawai of Cornerstone Roots, and instigator of Raglan’s Soundsplash music festival – was all set to take over, promising new developments focusing on a music and performance space. Edith Symes

Public information sessions on Council’s Long Term Plan


aikato District Council is holding 15 public information sessions around the district on its Long Term Plan to help residents and ratepayers with the issues being raised for consultation and to answer any questions. The first of these sessions will be held in the southern part of the district at Tamahere Hall on 15 March, 6-7.30pm, and the final one will be held in the northern part of the district at Aka Aka Hall on 10 April, 6-7.30pm. The schedule of sessions includes more than one in different parts of the district, but not at the same place. So, for example, if Raglan residents miss their local session at the Raglan Hall on 28 March, 5-7pm, they’re encouraged to attend the session at

Te Kowhai Hall in the Newcastle Ward on 11 April, 6-7.30pm. The LTP 2018-28 consultation document adopted this week says the Council’s 10year plan aims to balance the need to spend on infrastructure (such as roads and waters services) - to maintain it and to develop it to accommodate growth - while also keeping rates at an affordable level. The LTP proposes a general rate increase of 6.24% for 2018/19, dropping to 4.8% then 3.73% over the next two years, and 3% in the following years. In addition there will be increases in targeted rates for localised services such as water supply and refuse collections, so overall rates rises may be significant for some communities. Public consultation on the LTP will include options for saving $28.3m on managing the district’s waters services,

with a recommendation that Watercare Services Ltd be contracted to supply these services through a Council-appointed Waters Governance Board. This would keep targeted rates increases under 5% for all waters services from 2019/20. Other options for public consultation include reducing the fixed charge portion of the general rate to reduce the rates burden on lower value properties. Details about the Council’s Long Term Plan, including its infrastructure and finance strategies for the next 10 years, are set out in the consultation document which will be delivered to all residents and ratepayers in the district. Consultation opens on 14 March and submissions close on Monday 16 April. WDC Raglan Inofrmation Session: Wednesday, March 28, 5.00pm to 7.00pm, Supper Room, Raglan Town Hall.

Graffiti turns art for new restaurant

Wharf TARDIS helps Laird take his leave of census Zealand’s five-yearly census and to protest State compulsion.

Mural in the making at new restaurant The Red Indian. From left - Jason Messant, chef Rejoy Paul, Dallas Mihinui and Royce Kerapa.


raff artists Dallas Mihinui and Jason Messent, with the help of Royce Kerapa and Lance Messent, have left their mark on the wall. Their graffiti-style mural will give former Namaste Kitchen – soon to be The Red Indian – a splash of colour and inject a youth vibe into the restaurant on Bow St. New owners Shaji Thomas and Anish Ibrahim, along with new chef Rejoy Paul, are hoping the artwork and exciting new Indian/Arabic fusion street food menu will entice the youth market to enjoy dining out in Raglan.

“There’s nowhere for the youth to hang out,” Paul says. “We want to create space for them.” Using the power of Google and Facebook, Paul tracked down local artist Dallas and knew he had the right kind of street-style to tackle the mural. A professional graff artist for 13 years, Dallas will be hosting a graff art workshop for young people on Saturday, March 17 at the Raglan Community House. There will also be other workshops by hip hop MC David Greaves and dancer/ choreographer Royce Kerapa. Contact the community house for more information. Janine Jackson

Graeme Cairns checks over his time travel vehicle.


erennial prankster Graeme Cairns was to travel this week across the

Raglan divvy – and then across time – in his latest ruse both to avoid New

The Laird McGillicuddy, as he’s better known, was to step into the TARDIS at Raglan Vintage & Retro a few minutes before midnight on Tuesday, Census Day, in the hope of being transported to another time. The law requires every person living in New Zealand between midnight on Census Day and noon the next day to fill out a census form. Posing for a photo at the Raglan wharf shop last Friday, the Te Pahu lifestyle block holder confessed he wasn’t sure where he’d be heading. “These TARDISes seem to have a mind of their own, so it may be forwards or backwards,” he said. Whatever, the Laird was hoping he didn’t go back before 1921 as the Raglan wharf wasn’t built until then and “I don’t imagine either passenger or craft would enjoy being submerged below high tide”. Worse still would be to go back to April 2010 and arrive in the middle of the disastrous Raglan wharf fire. Cairns’ previous anti-census activity has included twice completing the form in Latin, hovering in a hot-air balloon above New Zealand – Hamilton’s Garden Place, to be exact – and supposedly being cryogenically frozen and declared dead. A.T.

Harvest time for Let’s Grow gardeners

Lola Connor, 4, Ines Wrigley-Gignoux, 4, Alana Walmsley, 4, Lhotse Simpson, 4 and Cole Horton, 3, can’t wait to taste their giant pumpkins.


int-sized gardeners at Let's Grow Early Learning Centre are reaping the fruits of their labour with a bumper crop of vegetables, including several giant-sized pumpkins. From collecting the seeds and planting out the seedlings to sorting out caterpillars and nurturing the bees, the youngsters are proud of their green-fingered achievements. Budding horticulturalist, Lola Connor, 4, says growing vegetables takes a lot of patience. “We had to leave them there for a long time and we watered them every day.” Let’s Grow educator, Petruschka Heinz, says the children learnt a lot more than just gardening skills. “They learn about kaitiakitanga – about being the guardians of nature and the environment, and understanding the profound

effect we have on our environment and the effect it has on us.” What started out as a secret garden has now developed into a jungle of vegetables, Petruschka says, with tomatoes, courgettes, marrows, beetroot and all manner of companion flowers to attract the bees. Keen to share their vegetable bounty with everyone at Let’s Grow, Ines WrigleyGignoux, 4, is readying her cooking skills for a shared feast. “We’re going to make [the pumpkins] into soup,” she says. Sharing the love through food is a vital part of manaakitanga the children learn about at the centre, Petruschka says. “They are learning about being hospitable and caring towards others, and being mindful of others’ feelings.” Janine Jackson

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AUCTION Rare Opportunity In Raglan 106C Greenslade Road

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SOLD - 9ha Maungatawhiri Rd | SOLD- 159 Waitetuna Valley Rd | SOLD- 712NEW Ohautira Rd | SOLD- 153B Cogswell Rd | NEW LISTING LISTING

Raglan AUCTION (Unless Sold Prior), 4.00pm, Friday 8 December, 23 Bow St, Raglan Waitetuna VIEW 3.30-4.30pm, Raglan Sunday 19 & 26 Raglan November

$1.18M $450,000 Plus GST (if any) DEADLINE PRIVATE GST Inclusive TREATY

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Helen Clark accepts 150,000 signatures for dolphins


erlin – Representatives of German conservation group NABU International, led by the organisation’s Chair Olaf Tschimpke, met with former Prime Minister Helen Clark in Berlin last week to discuss the need for greater protection of Māui and Hector’s dolphins.

Ms Clark also accepted over 150,000 signatures petitioning Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Minister for Conservation Eugenie Sage, and Minister of Fisheries, Stuart Nash to fulfil an immediate ban on gill netting and trawling across the dolphins‘ habitat.

Ms Clark was in Berlin to attend the German Council for Sustainable Development, for which Mr Tschimpke acts as Vice Chair. "We are delighted to be able to present our petition to Ms Clark in person and urge her and her party’s coalition partners to honour their pre-election promise of fully protecting the dolphins from harmful fishing methods as a matter of urgency, “said Tschimpke. “Unless this happens, Māui dolphins won’t survive.” NABU International has been highlighting the dolphins’ dwindling numbers and actively

pursued their protection for almost to a decade. Besides making representations to scientific forums, the organisation has funded and carried out Māui and Hector’s dolphin research and engaged in national and international awareness and education initiatives. "The disastrous decline of Maui dolphins to around 50 individuals is simply a case of cause and effect," said Dr Barbara Maas, Head of Endangered Species Conservation at NABU International. “Less than 19 percent of their west coast North Island habitat is currently free of gillnets, while trawling is prohibited in less than five percent.

Maui Dolphin Day and Recycled Raft Race 2018 Xtreme Zero Waste Recycled Raft T Race results: he Raglan community once again celebrated Māui Dolphin Day on Saturday March 3, at Te Kopua/ Papahua Domain with food and activity stalls as well as information and workshops provided for attendees.


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Another highlight of Raglan's annual event calendar, the Xtreme Zero Waste Recycled Raft Race, was held the same day with plenty of enthusiastic competitors turning up with their homemade vessels. Message from organisers on page 11. All images thanks to Ken Hansen Photographer kenhansenphotographer

1st Prize – Sponsored by Four Square Raglan and Raglan Coconut Yoghurt – Te Uku Titans 2nd Prize – Sponsored by Versatile Electrical and Raglan Coconut Yoghurt – The Fellowship of the Raft 3rd Prize – Sponsored by Aeronavics and Raglan Coconut Yoghurt – Team Palm Tree Best Junior Raft – Raglan Junior Surf Club Best Raft – Rangatahi Rascal

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An immediate and complete ban of these fishing methods across all of the dolphins’ habitat and transitioning affected fishermen to dolphin-safe fishing methods or alternative livelihoods is the only way to ensure the dolphins’ survival,” said Maas. International experts agree. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. Like the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and the Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM), the IUCN has confirmed that the immediate and

widespread expansion of existing protected areas across the dolphins’ entire habitat is essential to prevent their extinction. "It is encouraging that two parties in New Zealand’s coalition government have pledged to do the right thing for the country’s only endemic dolphin and New Zealand’s increasingly dented environmental reputation," said Maas. “Unless they make good on their promise now, the small window of opportunity to save these exceptionally rare marine mammals will close for good.” NABU International

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New Listing

56 Te Ahiawa Road Twisting by the Pool in Te Ahiawa Your wait is finally over for a premium property to come available in Te Ahiawa. This home will not disappoint with it’s classic features & the grounds cover 5000m² (1.25acres). The 2011 built home was designed to mould into the landscape & has a huge living area & separate media lounge, 5 bdrms, 2 bthrms & an internal access double garage all spanning over 255m2. Sunlight & expansive views over Raglan Harbour & out to the Tasman Sea stream in the bifold doors & windows on this north facing home. The outdoor courtyard has an in-ground swimming pool & spa pool which the family will just love to swim and play together in. Do not delay view today! For Sale Contact Email View


$1,295,000 Kyle Leuthart - 021 903 309



56 Bush View Drive Sweet Serenity This gorgeous 5974² property is truly something special and is sure to take your breath away. Offering spectacular 360° views of the valley from every window. Presented in immaculate condition the home offers 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an internal access double garage PLUS a new self contained unit. Must be viewed in person!

7 Bankart Street

Raglan Sunset Motel For Sale $4,700,000 + GST if any Contact Kyle Leuthart - 021 903 309 Email

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For Sale By negotiation Contact Stephen O’Byrne - 021 969 848 Michelle O’Byrne - 021 969 878 Email View

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The Raglan Sunset Motel is the largest and most central motel in the township featuring 24 units offering a range of accommodation. The modern buildings and grounds have been very well maintained and the solid occupancy rates show an excellent return. The central courtyard within the 2579m² commercially zoned site is an attractive feature as is the modern well equipped conference room accommodating up to 90 clientele from corporate functions to weddings, with a fully licensed bar and kitchen for catering. An excellent opportunity exists here for a sole owner/operator, shared ownership/management structure or a paid manager.

New Listing





100c Greenslade Road

3231 State Highway 23

Your Haven Enjoy spectacular harbour views from this warm and welcoming home. ‘The Chalet’ has two living areas and dual decks for relaxed outdoor living and entertaining and is the perfect retreat from the stresses of everyday life. You will love the peacefulness of the bush setting and the sheltered micro climate it provides. Wake to birdsong, breathe in the fresh sea air and enjoy the natural tranquillity of the gentle lap of the tides. Positioned adjacent to the walkway access to Moonlight Bay you can be at the water’s edge in less than a minute. It is a sanctuary for busy professionals or a wonderful holiday home.

Te Uku Character Cottage on 4 Acres Be ready to fall in love with this lifestyle charmer 1930’s character bungalow that was relocated here in 1997 and has lovingly retained the warm polished native timbers and original character features of the time. Set on a 4 acre lifestyle site subdivided into several paddocks suitable for grazing stock or horses and there’s a pond as well as some established trees. A generous 7m X 12m garage is sure to impress the handyman and there is an orchard with feijoas, lemons, peaches, apples, grapes and more. Te Uku Store, School and the popular Raglan Roast’s ‘Roast Office’ Coffee Shop are just a minutes drive up the road.

For Sale Contact Email View

$699,000 Chrissy Cox - 027 287 1804 Sunday 1 - 1:30pm

For Sale Contact Email View


$599,000 Kyle Leuthart - 021 903 309




143 Riria Kereopa Memorial Drive

RENTAL - 6 Opotoru Road

West Side Cutie with Views This sunny 3 bedroom original beach bach overlooks the Opotoru estuary and down to the Kopua footbridge. Single level house has lovely decking, partially enclosed for Winter enjoyment. Heat pump, pot belly with wet back plus a wall panel heater means you are set up for the cooler months. Available long term, this lovely rental will not last long! RENTAL Contact Email View

$400 per week Sandra Bowditch - 07 825 7170 1W7HFG

Beached Az! (Maori Leasehold ) You don’t get closer to the beach than this amazing lease hold location. This wonderful beach offers Kite surfing to horse riding & much more, all just a hop skip and jump away! The gorgeous 3 bedroom bach has been renovated yet retains character, featuring generous decking and all day sun. The 1194m² section also boasts a caboose/sleepout and double garage. Term of lease 30 years, expiry date 2039.

33 Main Road

Raglan Section with No Covenants! Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to secure a bare section with no covenants. Located so close to the Raglan township this sunny 951m² freehold section has plenty to offer. Overlooking the neighbouring Flaxcove subdivision you enjoy beautiful rural and estuary views and close access to the boardwalk for that daily exercise.

For Sale Contact Email View

For Sale $335,000 Contact Stephen O’Byrne - 021 969 848 Email 1VBHFG View

$380,000 Stephen O’Byrne - 021 969 848

Robbie Regnier

Chrissy Cox

Matt Sweetman

Kyle Leuthart

Michelle O’Byrne

Stephen O’Byrne

Sandra Bowditch

021 952 271

027 287 1804

021 624 826

021 903 309

021 969 878

021 969 848

021 751 759

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*NB Boundary lines on photos are approximate & merely a guide. All information contained herein is gathered from sources we deem reliable. However we cannot guarantee or give any warranty about the information provided. Interested parties must solely rely upon their own enquiries.

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Public Notices


R A G L A N C R E A T I V E MARKET. This Sunday 10 - 2 at the Old School Arts Centre. www. WED 07 MAR R A G L A N R A M B L E R S 9am from Wainui Rd car park next to the fire station: Checkley Rd, Okete bring lunch. For Sale

F I R E W O O D , DRY 2m-2m old man Pine $180. Mac $180, Native $195, Gum $195. Delivered ph. 021 077 1524. F I R E W O O D Manuka, dry, $150per m3, delivered, order now for March/April delivery. Ph Terry 825 0522 (4 weeks).

JUNIOR GOLF C O A C H I N G every Wednesday, 3:30-4:30pm at the Raglan Golf Club. All equipment provide, $20 annual fee. Enquiries: phone the Golf Club 825 8483.

To Let

1-BDRM FLAT $210. Power, water incl. Ph. 0212957129. 1-BDRM UNIT fully furnished. Free electricity & gas. Elevated views of Raglan Harbour. 3km from town. Off-road parking. $295pw, available now. Marion Kearns. 825 8472.

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In My Good Books Quality 2nd hand books Open Thurs - Sun from 10am 2 Wallis St Books wanted.

Commercial to Let

RETAIL SHOP PREMISES in Prime Main Street location available to lease from 1st April 2018. Expressions of interest phone: 0274936594. Garage Sale

8 MANUKAU RD Saturday 10/3 9am - 2pm Household items, clothing, materials, collectables and much more.

SAT 10 MAR @ YOT CLUB: Sunshine Soundsystem with DJ Downtown Brown and MC KP.

RAGLAN SUNDAY S E S S I O N S MAR 11 @ YOT CLUB: Green Stratos (live), Karioi Rhythm selection, Table Suede and the Beatjoiner. Free from 4:20pm, $10 after 7pm. Duckas Tuckas cooking all night.

*No entry after midnight. Free pickup and dropoff, text 0211034156.

Situations Vacant N E W Merino, Cashmere, Mohair knitwear, ROLLAS, ABRAND NEUW Denim,

FRI 09 MAR @ YOT CLUB: DJ Cian. Free before 10pm.

QUALIFIED AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN REQUIRED. For an all mechanical, fast paced, quality workshop. Phone: 07 8250528 for further enquiries

Services Offered FLUE CLEANING and log fire inspections $100. All flue and log fire repairs. Please contact Mark on (07)8298-103 or Cell 021457342. NEED THOSE SMALL JOBS DONE in and around the house? Call John on 021 08240111. Discount for pensioners.

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DRUM LESSONS! Modern & fun. 7years & up. I come to you. Contact Kane, 0226875091.

THE HEAT IS ON - Raglan Light Exercise Group. Sessions Monday & Thursday, 10am to 11am. St. Peter’s Church Hall, Bow St. Everybody is welcome to attend. *Sponsored by RC

Situations Vacant Office Administrator

30 hours per week, Tuesday to Friday Whether it’s help with your accounts, general and specialist business advice or succession planning, our client Bizworx, offers practical solutions to clients nationwide all from the beautiful seaside town of Raglan. Reporting to the Practice Manager, in this role you will work with internal and external clients being the first point of contact; interacting with external agencies; database maintenance and management; file management; correspondence; meeting and appointment management and an array of other support work to ensure there is always paper in the photocopier; equipment is up to scratch and the office is humming. We’re looking for a special person who loves juggling multiple balls in the air at any one time and who has: • Previous administrative experience – familiarity with Xero Practice Manager is an advantage • High level of computer literacy with solid knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook • Solid organisational skills with a high degree of attention to detail • The ability to work independently and as part of a small team • A high degree of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality • A positive, easy going and helpful attitude • The ability to multi task and able to change gears easily

- Peace and tranquility -Surfing, fishing, bush walks - Cabins, powered sites, tent sites PH 07 825 6800

XTREME ZERO WASTE RECYCLED RAFT RACE 2018 A massive THANK YOU from Whaingaroa Environment Centre to everyone who helped make Maui Dolphin Day 2018 so much fun! Our main sponsors were DOC, Raglan Lions and WWF. Dizzy Blocks sponsored the beach clean. Countdown Dinsdale, Sodastream, SHOTT bevarages and Tio Pablo donated food for the WEC Nacho stall. Thanks to everyone who entertained us (Te Rōpū Aroha Ki Te Reo, Sambatron, Artemis, Tux , Raglan Area School kids, and our MC – X-Man!). Thanks to all the amazing food stalls (Te Rōpū Aroha Ki Te Reo, Raglan Kindergarten, Home School Crew, Paella Catering and WEC) and the info stalls, games and activities (Karioi Porject, Raglan Area School, WEC projects, KASM, Raglan Naturally, Peggy Oki, WWF, DOC). Thanks to Jack from Miro Feeds for the last minute hay bales. Most importantly – thank you to all of the volunteers put so much time into making the event happen. There are too many of you to list, but you know who you are! This truly was a community event and Raglan should feel very proud of itself – THANK YOU! Also a massive huge thank you to our sponsors this year: Raglan Four Square, Wrong Skate Shop, The Pantry, Coconut Yoghurt, Raglan Surf Co, Aeronavics, Trade Aid, Zinnia, Backpackers, Roll-up, Versatile Electrical, WoK, Pirate Pizza, Orca, The Shack, Raglan Pharmacy, Aloha Sushi, 2 Dollar Shop, Raglan Bakery, Solescape, Harbour View Hotel, The Monster Co, Wharf Kitchen, Jo’s Takeaways, Atamaria, Fresh Fish Takeaways, Morning Glory Coffee and The Herbal Dispensary.

Get your foodie business off to a good start at the Raglan Old School kitchen Registered for commercial food preparation, it is also available for catering events at the Old School. Enquiries welcome to hire the kitchen for cooking classes, fundraisers, community events, food enterprises, workshops and more.

Contact 07 825 0023 or

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International concert pianist to perform at the Old School International prizewinning concert pianist Roman Rudnytsky will perform at the Old School for one night only. Performing pieces by Haydn, Beethoven, Albeniz, Debussy, Liszt and Chopin, Rudnytsky captivates audiences from around the world with his virtuoso piano recitals. Born in New York into a prominent Ukrainian musical family, he began studying piano aged four and gave his first full recital at seven. A graduate of the famous Juilliard School in New York, Rudnytsky also did additional studies at the Peabody Conservatory in Maryland and masterclasses in Austria’s Mozarteum and in Italy. He has performed in 100 countries around the world including Britain, Saipan, Guam, Alaska, Australia and the Marshall Islands. Rudnytsky has toured in New Zealand 12 times since the early 1980s. On this tour, he is only playing five recitals around the country. Rudnytsky is also professor emeritus of Youngstown State University in Ohio (Dana School of Music), where he served on the piano faculty for 39 years. Roman Rudnytsky at the Old School – Saturday 24 March Doors open 7.30pm | starts 8pm $20 on the door | CD sales after concert $20

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11 Store Road, Whatawhata




8 Te Hutewai Road, Raglan









Auction - 9 March 2018, 5pm - the Village Cafe, 1 Rothwell Lane, Whatawhata

• Great family home with four large bedrooms. • Separate dining and living areas with covered deck and spacious backyard. • Refurbished inside - polished Rimu floors make it shine. • A standalone garage with workshop space completes this fantastic property. • Prior Auction offers considered.

Contact: Sean Mills 027 562 4699

596a Wainui Road, Raglan

MAGICAL MANU BAY LOOKOUT • Enjoy the luxury of this exceptional residence. Overlooking the ocean, world-famous Manu Bay and out to the Tasman Sea. The views are captivating and unobstructed. • Exceptional 6 bedroom multi-level living • Media Room / Audio wired throughout • Large double garage. 873m² site • Pre Auction offers considered.




AUCTION: Thursday 12 April 6pm Ray White Office Open Home:

Sat & Sun 2pm

Contact: Julie Hanna - 027 441 8964 Blair Hanna - 021 0200 8282

25b Cross Street, Raglan




under Julie's hammer!

• A very cosy and much-loved family home in the sought-after Raglan West area. • Two bedrooms with north facing living area, drenched in light until the evening. • Open plan kitchen, dining and lounge plus sunroom and private courtyard. • Fully fenced with large backyard - perfect for the kids or holiday camping! • Prior Auction offers considered.

AUCTION: 2 March 2018, Ray White Office - 6pm

Contact: Sean Mills - 027 562 4699

57a Wainui Road, Raglan





under Julie's hammer!

• Only seven years young and still has that brand new smell. • Three bedrooms and open plan living opening on to privately fenced grounds - all set with the vege plant boxes up and growing. • A double garage with extra accommodation is an added bonus. • Selling fully furnished. Situated on 519sqm more or less. • Prior Auction offers considered

AUCTION: 2 March 2018 6pm, Ray White office Contact: Julie Hanna - 027 441 8964 Blair Hanna - 021 0200 8282

5b Harakeke Place, Raglan



For Sale: $425,000 Price Reduction! Open Home: Sat & Sun 1pm

Julie Hanna 027 441 8964

CONVENIENT ON CROSS • Simple and tidy, this property offers easy living in a convenient location. • 2 bedrooms, combined living areas and sunny, covered deck. • Situated on an easy care, flat ½ share of 1130m².


Blair Hanna 021 0200 8282

19 Calvert Road, Whale Bay, Raglan



Elevated with beautiful water, mountain and rural views. This near new property features 3 bedrooms, master with ensuite. Easycare 710m² section. Room for parking or potential to add a garage.

For Sale: $629,000 Open Home: Sun 12pm Contact: Julie Hanna - 027 441 8964 Blair Hanna - 021 0200 8282

87 Bell Road, Whatawhata






SO CLOSE TO THE SURF! • An opportunity to purchase in one of Raglan’s most soughtafter areas. • 4 bedroom (or 3 and large family room), 2 bathrooms. • Rooftop decking. Situated on flat 837m² section. • An ideal family home or explore the accommodation potential.

Open Homes:

For Sale: By negotiation Open Home: Sun 2pm Contact: Julie Hanna - 027 441 8964 Blair Hanna - 021 0200 8282




For Sale: $845,000 4 bedroom lifestyle property on 1.0616 hectares Open Home: Sat 12pm Recently renovated with designer kitchen 5 paddocks, chicken coop and large 5x5m dog compound Large 60 sqm garage and extensive post and rail fencing throughout. Contact: Julie Hanna - 027 441 8964 Blair Hanna - 021 0200 8282

Saturday 10 March 12pm - 30 Bridle Creek Road 12pm - 25i Violet Street 12pm - 87 Bell Road, Whatawhata 1pm - 25b Cross Street 2pm - 596a Wainui Road

Sunday 11 March 12pm - 5b Harakeke Place 1pm - 25b Cross Street 1pm - 14 Karioi Crescent 2pm - 596a Wainui Road 2pm - 19 Calvert Road, Whale Bay

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21 Bow St, Raglan Phone: 07 825 8669 Fax: 07 825 7410 Website: Email: Raglan Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008)

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