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properly in the first place… need I say more? So, to prevent further expenditure to you the ratepayer I have been told, by the Council, that the signs will be removed. We will now no longer have a sign warning motorists of children walking on the road because we have no footpaths, there will be no road works sign warning of the temporary nature of the road ahead and there will be no 20kph warning of the need to reduce speed from 100kph. For clarity, the approaches to the temporary bridge are similar to the ones BMX bikers use on their jumps. In conclusion, are the Council spending your money wisely? They at least will not have to keep coming back to put signs up that should have been done properly in the first place and if someone is killed or injured due to the lack of warning signs? Well that’s another Government department’s expense, that’s the taxpayer not the ratepayer. Aren’t we fortunate to have such thoughtful people at the helm? C. Hobson.



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Raglan seen as soft target for burglaries


Left image: Thieves smashed through the front sliding door of the Surf Emporium. Right image: Security footage shows one of the burglers inside the shop.

aglan Surf Emporium was hit by burglars last Thursday in a smash-and-grab style robbery that has hit the town four times over the past three months. Fallenfront, across the road from the Surf Emporium, was a target of three of the four robberies that police believe may be linked. Owner John (JC) Clapham says Raglan is being seen as a soft target by offenders looking to quickly on-sell popular lines of street and surf clothing and other branded items. “People are asking - what can we do as a community to stop this sort of thing happening here?” JC was at the shop within minutes of the burglars leaving and says the offenders had left the scene around three-minutes after forcing their way in through the front doors. “The alarm went off at 5.50am and I was in there by 6am,” he says. “A lot of

people are saying to me - they must have just missed the burglars - but what are you going to do with a group of heavy guys with crow bars?” The offenders have stolen clothing, Rip Curl watches and an amount of cash from the till drawers. Raglan police constable, Gary Ryburn, was on-call the morning of the burglary and says CCTV footage shows two cars driving past the incident as it was happening. “They [the offenders] were really bold going in at that time of the morning,” he says. “It’s important that the community is vigilant and reports any suspicious activity. Don’t feel like you’re wasting police time; just ring 111.” The two cars used in the burglary were reported stolen from Huntly and were found abandoned back in Huntly later that afternoon with Raglan Surf Emporium till drawers, coat hangers and other items related to the incident.

“Police have strong lines of enquiry as to who the offenders are,” Ryburn says. The vehicles used in the burglary are with forensics in Hamilton undergoing examination and DNA has been found on the crow bar left behind at the shop. Although the Surf Emporium’s glass doors are made of toughened glass, the offenders have used a crow bar to pry the glass way from the frame. Ryburn says local businesses selling similar items need to look at their security measures and suggests internal roller doors and high-quality security cameras. “The incident at Soul Shoes last year was solved very quickly because their cameras were able to capture a good image of the female offender who as apprehended in Hamilton several days later.” Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact police on 07 858 6200 or anonymously at Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Janine Jackson

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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.

This week's card is the Four of Cups. The person shown on this card is seated on the ground, arms folded across their chest. In front of them three cups can be seen but a fourth is on offer however they are ignoring or not seeing this offer. Fours represent structure and stability and Cups represent the emotions and the element of water. When water is contained, it stops moving and becomes stagnant. Something is missing and you may be yearning for something but don’t know what. The Four of Cups can indicate that now is the time to start making long term plans. It’s a time to meditate and to contemplate. Although you may be feeling depressed and discontented, remain optimistic and don’t ignore opportunities that may present themselves. New starts, new directions and new hope are all indicated. This card could say that you are ignoring an opportunity that exists or that you may do so if you don’t keep alert to all and every possibility. This card can also sometimes suggest that we are afraid to allow change because we might lose what we have already. We hang on, refusing to look at possible alternatives. It could be that you just have to start to make a move in a new direction before a new opportunity will manifest itself. Remember that change is constant and it is usually better to make changes ourselves rather than have life force them on us. 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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Raglan couple take their chimichurri nationwide – atop their campervan

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here’s nothing unusual about a young couple travelling the country with gear stacked on top of their campervan, but Ben and Ani Parodi did things a little differently – they had up to 800 jars of sauce overhead. And the enterprising duo have returned to Raglan from their two-month trip with 100 new retail outlets for their own brand of chimichurri, a mild sauce from their native Argentina. “We also made lots more contacts (for later),” Ben told the Chronicle this week, with wife Ani adding how receptive outlets around the country were to their unique recipe. Now the pair, who’ve lived five-and-ahalf years in Raglan, are also experimenting with a hot version of their chimichurri which they plan to launch in spring. “People (in Raglan) have been asking for it,” says 32-year-old Ben. So it’s back to the Old School kitchen in Stewart Street to concoct a different blend of the condiment traditionally served with grilled meat back in Argentina. Ani says the uncooked sauce – with ingredients like parsley, olive oil, oregano, garlic, onions and chili – was a family favourite when she was growing up. The 30 year old’s grandma, whose recipe she adapted, made chimichurri for regular Sunday get-togethers which included 12 aunties and 32 cousins around the barbecue. But though chimichurri “back home” is a meat sauce for barbeques and sausage sandwiches, Ben adds, people here use it with everything from roasts to marinated veggies and for spicing up eggs or dressing salads. “It’s versatile.” Ani says they wanted more fresh flavour in their chimichurri so ditched some dried ingredients in favour of produce from their own garden at home in Opotoru Rd. Never mind they have to get up at 6am on occasion and chop parsley for four hours, she laughs.

Ben says they’ve followed the Raglan trend by using all-natural ingredients – and no sugar, additives or preservatives. The pair started up their Salsa Brava business a year ago when both had parttime jobs in Raglan and time on their hands. They’d not long returned from a trip back to Argentina to get married. But it was Raglan that inspired them to give chimichurri a go commercially, they say. Ben reckons there are “so many people here doing their own thing”. And having travelled the globe together embracing different cultures, they felt the time was right. .“New Zealand has such a small culture with lots of food influences,” Ben explains. But whereas Mexican food for instance is commonplace, there’s not much from South America. “We both love South America and love food!”

Support for their venture has come from other local success stories like Raglan Coconut Yoghurt and Venezuelan Juan Gomez, who used to sell his own arepas and churros downtown from a bright yellow food van. Before taking their product on the road in February – and getting an “amazing” response – the pair say they had “huge help” from neighbour and Whatawhata School principal Matt Stockton in turning their Nissan van into a camper and building a large insulated box on top to carry their chimichurri. Their product is stocked in both Raglan supermarkets, where there are regular tastings, and is also available from the downtown butchery. The whole Raglan community have been really keen to support the business, says Ani. “They want you to succeed.” Edith Symes

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Wearable works of art to grace Town Hall catwalk J

ourney into the wearable art world and experience the imagined fashions coming to life at the Raglan Art to Wear catwalk show on June 2 at 2pm at the Raglan Town Hall.

An entry from the 2016 Art to Wear event. Image//Mark Hamilton.

Purchase audience tickets at the Raglan Information Centre, Wainui Rd, from Tuesday, May 22 for $20, but get in quick – this glamour event of the year is sure to sell-out. Organiser Jean Carbon says the Art to Wear entries get more spectacular with each event. “You will not be disappointed by the Art to Wear show, the only disappointment will be missing out on tickets.” Be entranced by young fashionistas’ Circus, Circus ringside couture and revel in the reveal of the Mystery Box transformative hat designs. Explore environmental guardianship with the Kaitiakitanga creations; be wowed by the carousel of colours in the adult’s Paua Power high fashion and prepare for the future with Upcylced transformations. The catwalk show is Saturday, June 2 at 2pm, followed by the adults’ awards presentation at 7pm and on Sunday, June 3 at 2pm is the children’s awards presentation. Janine Jackson

It’s a dog’s life at the Library


elix Sargent gets to combine his love of dogs and passion for reading at the Waikato District Council’s Dogs in Libraries programme. The nine-year-old Raglan Area School student finds the experience relaxing and Koey the Labrador Boxer cross is happy to chill with the young readers who queue up to share their favourite books. “I love seeing the dogs and Koey looks so relaxed when I read to her,” Felix says. Koey’s minder and WDC education and engagement officer, Helen Williams, says the programme not only gives children the opportunity to practise reading aloud, many also use the experience to overcome their fear of dogs. “I can help with the reading or not, it totally depends on what the

child wants. They often feel less selfconscious reading to Koey.” Waikato District Council brought the programme to the Waikato district in 2016 and the Raglan Monday session is always booked out, Helen says. Rescued as a pup, two-year-old Koey and her other reading canine colleague, Charlie Brown, have undergone extensive testing to ensure they have the right temperament, are healthy and safe. Dogs in Libraries is open to anyone of any age, the sessions are 15 minutes long and need to be booked ahead of time. The sessions are held in Raglan every Monday during the school term from 3.15 to 4.15pm – to book contact Raglan Library on 07 825 8929. Janine Jackson

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t last week’s community board meeting I asked Waikato District Council staff to name the big three companies responsible for a large proportion of waste sent to landfill in our district. They declined to take the opportunity. It’s a good example of how power works because their own report is pretty

clear how significant they are, but they’re obviously keen not to upset the big guys by even naming them in a public forum. This same report estimates that 65% of waste to landfill in the district comes from industrial, commercial and institutional organisations and this figure is probably that high because of the three big players. In Raglan, our own Xtreme Zero Waste has an open book policy and provides accurate reliable info about their work. Because of that, we know that we divert

75% of our waste from landfill and that this figure will rise soon when we get the results in from the first year of the food waste pickup. It’s something to be proud of but it was a bit of let down to discover that there is only so much we can do here and that effort needs to be made elsewhere. Council staff admitted that residential recycling is the easy part of the equation, which is why they are looking to apply Raglan’s approach to the rest of the district. I interviewed Rick Thorpe from Xtreme Zero Waste on the Morning Show recently and he pointed out that as well as the problem getting data from commercial organisations there is an even bigger data vacuum in the rural sector where farmers traditionally have buried their waste in the ground. No one really knows how much there is or how much of it is recyclable. Council is planning to introduce a bylaw to make organisations report the amount of waste they produce and staff also said they were looking at a licensing system for the future as well, so it’s not all bad news - but it is going to be slow going I suspect. More good news too. Rick was complimentary to our local farmers many of whom have been working with Xtreme for a long time to deal with farm waste – just one of many local examples where community

groups have worked with people in business to find solutions. The community’s efforts to get rid of single use plastic bags in town is another great example of that. I completely understand council’s wish not to stand on the toes of our corporate residents. I’m sure they would much rather work with them to solve the problem like we have done in Raglan, but it’s also true that big companies are vulnerable to bad publicity damaging their brand, so I was pleased to discover that council staff did in fact name the three big ‘wasters’ in a recent report. They are Afco, Brinks Chicken and Goodman Fielder Quality Bakers. I’m not advocating any action just now but it’s useful to remember that just as community support was essential to Xtreme Zero Waste surviving its early years, it may turn out once more that strength of community feeling will have a part to play with what the big commercial operators do. WDC’s Waste Management and Minimisation plan is open for public comment until May 23. You can comment online at Aaron Mooar is Station Manager of Raglan Community Radio and the host of the Morning Show. On air 6 – 10am weekdays on 98.1FM and streaming/ podcasting on

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Let’s talk - new directions ahead for mental health and addiction services


aikato District Health Board are holding public meetings in Waikato communities to talk about mental health and addictions.

There will be a public meeting in Raglan at the Community House, 45 Bow Street on Monday 21 May at 10am and everyone is welcome. Waikato DHB started the public meetings back in December last year with the first being in Taumarunui. The community are being asked to share experiences, views and ideas that will help guide the new direction of mental health and addiction services in the Waikato. Engaging with Māori is also a priority and the DHB is working with local Māori service providers and their iwi to find the best way to reach Māori communities to hear their voice. The aim is for anyone to have their say - those experiencing mental health issues, whānau and friends who provide support to help their loved ones, and also providers of mental health services. Waikato DHB Executive Director Mental Health and Addictions, Vicki Aitken, is aware that the services do not always meet the needs of the people they are intended to help. “We want the community to have involvement in the whole process so we can get it right,” Ms Aitken said.

“People are coming to us sicker and too late. We need to have services that are quick and responsive before people become too unwell.” “We need better coordination between our Mental Health and Addictions services, GPs, non-government agencies and community groups so people can access appropriate care before they become too unwell.” The earlier people with mental health and addiction issues are able to be helped the greater the chance of them living a happy and fulfilling life. Hui participants will be kept in the loop and offered further opportunities for engagement and involvement as the DHB works its way around communities in the Waikato DHB area. For those who were not able to make it to a Let’s Talk meeting there is a survey that can be completed online through the following link: h t t p s : / / w w w. s u r v e y m o n k e y. c o m / r / LetsTalkMHAS The DHB has visited a range of communities so far, including Taumarunui, Te Kuiti, Tokoroa, Thames and even as far as Colville in the Coromandel. They continue to hold these events throughout the Waikato during May and June. For ‘Let’s Talk’ Hui dates visit our website letstalkmentalhealth

Hearings begin on the Council’s 10-year plan


earings for submissions on Waikato District Council’s 10-year Long Term Plan (LTP) begin today (Wednesday 16 May).

The Council received more than 700 submissions on the LTP. Presentations in support of 47 of them will be heard this week before the LTP is finalised for adoption on 27 June. Rates affordability has been a common theme in many of the submissions. The LTP proposes a general rate increase of 6.24% from 1 July, with targeted rates for refuse and ‘three waters’ services increasing by amounts ranging from 2% for stormwater to a 13.9% increase for wastewater that was agreed in a separate consultation last year. Property examples in the Council’s LTP consultation document illustrated rates rises ranging from 2.68% to 12.75% for properties of average value in different categories grouped by property type, value and location, and services available. Mayor Allan Sanson says, “We’re the third-fastest growing district in the country and so we have to maintain a fine balance between spending to support growth, and maintaining affordability. We need to spend money on maintaining and developing our infrastructure – our roads and waters services – but we’re also planning for ways

to save money for our ratepayers over the long term.” The Council’s LTP consultation document presented options for managing the district’s water, wastewater and stormwater services that could save up to $28.3 million or more over the next 10 years, and options for reducing the rates burden on lower value properties by reducing the fixed charge component of the general rate (the Uniform Annual General Charge). About half the costs associated with the proposed 6.24% general rates increase are for transport and roading, which will add an extra $1.8m to general rates from 2018/19. Of this, a new annual budget of $1.1m has been allocated for emergency works following the district’s experience of storms in March and April 2017 that caused more than $2.5m worth of damage to roads in the district. More details, including a summary of the submissions received, can be found on the Council’s website at www.waikatodistrict. . Ratepayers can check the impact on their own property through the Council’s rating information database at www. . WDC

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Let’s talk about what matters to you Help guide the new direction of mental health and addiction services in the Waikato The Waikato DHB warmly invite you to a hui (meeting) for tangata whaiora and their wha-nau, including those who have experienced mental health and/or addiction issues and for those who provide support.


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his week we had a quick chat community. Being an active part of my own children's to 10th Grade team manager sport means I am there to support them and their team mates. Sioux Swann.

Who are you managing this season. What age and stage are they? Raglan 10th grade. Most players are 9 and 10, or year 6 at school. This is my 5th year managing the team. What's involved with managing a rugby team? Communicating with the families about game times and venues (facebook and messenger are making this task easier), organising water bottles and oranges for half time, assisting the coaches on the day with scoring, timing and subbing players, and basic sideline first aid. What do you like about managing? I love sport, so assisting and encouraging children to participate in sport feels good. I enjoy the connections we make within the team and the wider

What would you say to parents considering managing a team? Put your hand up, you will be welcome! It is so rewarding to watch the kids out there on the field enjoying their game. You are also being a good role model for your kids, promoting healthy lifestyles through physical activity, team ethics and commitment. Volunteering is sharing in the fun. RAGLAN JUNIOR RUGBY RESULTS // 12 MAY

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RAS Senior Team Won 7-5


I really enjoy seeing the girls active and enjoying his week we had a quick chat to Karioi Mystics coach Lisa Van it. I get extremely proud when they learn a new skill or excel and improve their existing skills. Weerden.

Who are you coaching this season. What age and stage are they? I am coaching yr 7/8 team for the Raglan Netball Club. There are nine girls in the team and we are called the 'Karioi Mystics'. We have played two grading games, so are now awaiting the results to decide which grade we will be playing in. Have you coached before? if so who? I have not coached before. However, I played netball for my school teams all through my school years and then played indoor netball as an adult. What do you like about the coaching experience?

What are your hopes and aspirations for your team this season? To be honest I hope the team gets in a few wins (everyone likes to win), but mostly I aspire to every member of the team including myself learning, growing, get fitter, healthier, having fun and enhancing their love for the game. RAGLAN JUNIOR NETBALL RESULTS // 12 MAY




Karioi Mystics

Win 20-12


Karioi Orcas

Loss 25-4


Karioi Fernz

Win 21-1

Karioi Kiwis

Win 9-5

Karioi Rangatahi Win 22-11

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Death-focused Hawaiian trip comes up roses

International participants at Doorway Into Light event at Maui, April 2018.

aitetuna resident, Karen Britton, recently visited W Maui, Hawaii to attend an international gathering of pioneers in the field of conscious death and dying, family-led home funerals and green burials.

Workshops included natural body care (chemical-free which still enables in-home ‘wakes’ and viewings), family-led home funerals, creativity for the ill, sacred space and ritual and the world of doula practice. Teachers included Australia’s Zenith Virago and America’s Ram Dass, Reverend Bodhi Be, Deanna Cochran and Jerrigrace

Lyons. Karen was the sole Kiwi participant who was mistaken for an Australian more than once, although one canny participant recognised her accent as Kiwi because, well… Flight of the Concords! In New Zealand, holistic and sustainable death-care began with the green burial movement (still in its infancy), which uses eco coffins and shrouds and leads a burgeoning awareness of the financial, environmental and social costs of regular funeral home practices and offers more environmentally-sustainable alternatives. Few Kiwis are aware that in New Zealand anyone can undertake the legal requirements at end-of-life, such as the ‘Cause of Death

Certificate’, ‘Notification of Death for Registration’ form, that family and friends can build or supply an eco-coffin and that a body doesn’t need to be embalmed with toxic chemicals. Kiwis can transport a body or have a burial at sea (all following legal requirements, of course). There may be little or no need for funeral directors, their expensive coffins and ‘packages’, and the trappings of an industry that costs a grieving family on average $8,000 to $10,000 while also costing the planet! Americans call the alternative death care the work of an ‘end-of-life doula’ or ‘death doula’. In the U.S. ‘birth doulas’ are holistic mid-wives for child-birth. Like the birthing process, end-of-life is a natural transition and can benefit from non-medical support addressing physical, mental and spiritual needs of the terminally ill, the dead and their family and friends. An end-of-life doula may be a family member, friend or community-member with these skills. The tasks undertaken may include to: create sacred space, sit vigil at a bedside, help fulfil final wishes, contact family, help with a home-led funeral, guide the family in washing the body in preparation for burial or cremation as an act of love, assist with home funeral arrangements, liaise with care professionals or pre-plan estate matters or funeral details. An eco-friendly, people-friendly end of life, however requires a bit of knowledge and pre-planning. It is Karen’s dream that New Zealanders adopt a holistic approach to death – better for those dying and their carers, better for the environment, for future generations, and it is more fitting and sacred for the dead and their loved ones.

To encourage community and environmentally-friendly death awareness in Raglan, Karen is happy to share what she learned with anyone interested on 07 825 5025 or 027 233 1408. We’re all going to die some day, we just don’t know when!

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Waikato District Plan consultation continues

Raglan’s water tops taste test reticulation and treatment teams to supply our communities with quality drinking water,” said WDC General Manager Service Delivery Ian Cathcart. “We acknowledge we’re dealing with issues in some parts of our network, such as in Huntly where we are working hard to solve problems with discoloured water. “But the bottom line is that all of our district’s water supply is compliant with national drinking water standards.” WDC Acting Waters Manager Karl Pavlovich said compliance was an expectation for his team. “Our aim, though, is to provide our communities with the best drinking water possible,” he said. “We are celebrating this win but we know we have much work to do to meet that aim.” Executive Officer of WIOG Craig Hiddleston congratulated the waters operational staff at Waikato District Council. “The competition is run annually and recognises the efforts of the operators within the local water service providers in delivering valuable safe drinking water to their communities,” he said. “It started in 2016 and is recognised within the water sector as a prestigious award for all municipalities, both councils and utility operators.” WDC’s Raglan Ward Councillor Lisa Thomson is delighted with the victory, but was far from surprised. “Raglan water is like a fine wine…..and it definitely needs to be celebrated.” WDC

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he best tasting tap water in New Zealand comes from Raglan.

while factoring in how it looks and smells. Raglan’s tap water is sourced from an artesian spring from the hills above Raglan. WIOG describes its Water Taste Test, sponsored by IXOM, as a fun and exciting way to raise awareness of the quality of New Zealand’s drinking water and to recognise the efforts of local water service providers in delivering valuable water services to their communities. The competition is designed to find “New Zealand’s Best Tasting Tap Water” and is open to all municipalities, both councils and utility operators. “This award is a great reflection of the hard work put in by our water

That’s the opinion of a judging panel at the Water Industry Operations Group (WIOG) national conference, who last week named Waikato District Council (WDC) as the winner of the annual WIOG New Zealand Water Taste Test. WDC fought off competition from 15 other councils and made the final, along with Palmerston North City Council and Waimate District Council. The independent judging panel decided WDC’s sample, taken from Raglan, had the best-tasting water


aikato District Council is in the process of reviewing its District Plan and in doing so we’re talking with a group of property owners who will see a change.

Before we notify the Proposed District Plan in July, Council is consulting with a group of property owners who will see additions to their property in terms of key features. Council has identified around 60 new heritage buildings as part of work on the Draft District Plan. We’re proposing to add these to the heritage register. This will mean that there will be rules that will control subdivision, use and development of land associated with the heritage building. There have also been around 700 significant natural areas identified across the district which cover about 4000 properties. The key change in the Proposed Plan for these property owners is to do with the clearance of manuka and kanuka. We’ve also identified 64 important landscapes and natural character areas which cover about 1800 properties. The Proposed District Plan also provides protection


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to what we’re calling Maaori sites and areas of significance. These could be ancestral land, waahi tapu, paa sites or other taonga. We’re consulting with around 500 property owners who will have this as an addition to their property. The main change if this is an addition to your property is the inclusion of an earthwork rule. Those with a new notable tree will also hear from us. There are just over a dozen trees across the district that we are proposing to add to the register. Being listed as a notable tree in the District Plan means there are rules around trimming, destruction and removal of the tree. For those who receive these letters, we’re holding a series of drop-in sessions which will give you the opportunity to discuss with Council staff how the identification of these features came about and how they might affect you and your property. Come and have a discussion with us or email your thoughts to districtplan@ • Raglan Session: Monday 28 May – Raglan Hall Supper Room, 2-6pm WDC






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• LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED Offering a reliable, friendly service combined with quality workmanship.




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For advertising inquiries: Contact the Raglan Chronicle on 07 825 7076 or email us at info@raglanchronicle.

• Landscaping • Licensed Builders • Painting • Decorating • Flooring Supply & Install

• Rental Cleans • Carpet Cleans • Meth Cleans • Water Blasting • Gardening • Lawn Mowing • Fully Insured


Classifieds RAGLAN MOVIES AT THE OLD SCHOOL: LOST IN PARIS (M). Sa 19 May 8.30. Su 20 May 4.30. BREAKER UPPERERS (M). Sa 19 May 6.15. Su 20 May 7.00. Door sales 30 mins before session times.

WED 23 MAY RAGLAN RAMBLERS 9am from Wainui Rd car park next to the fire station: Toreparu farm bring lunch.

TECHWEEK WAIKATO: INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) TOUR IN RAGLAN IOT AND THE ENVIRONMENT 23 MAY 2018 Learn about the future of coastal environments, their communities and the importance of sustainable practice. With Peter Urich - CLIMsystems, Sebastien Boulay - MetOcean Solutions, Dougal Greer, eCoast Marine Consulting Rick Thrope - Xtreme Zero Waste and Raglan Permaculture Network. at the Raglan Town Hall, 9am to 11am. Free of charge, visit http://techweek.wipltd. for more details.

Wanted CARAVAN SITE with access to power wanted. Ph 027 923 7397.

Situations Vacant



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



ARBORIST Free advice & quotes WANTED

Regular, part-time work with potential for full time. Experience essential, qualifications preferred

Situations Vacant Teacher Aide Te Uku School is looking for a Teacher Aide to work 10 hours per week (likely spread across 4 or 5 days), until the end of the school year. We are looking for a dynamic person who enjoys working alongside children - assisting them to access learning opportunities in the classroom to their full potential. If you are interested in applying, please send a letter of application, clearly stating any strengths or work experience you have in this area to: The Principal, Te Uku School, C/- Te Uku Post Centre, Private Bag, Raglan 3266 or principal@teuku. Applications close Friday 25th May

Call Matt 021 02678715 or 07 825 0332

FRI 18 MAY @ YOT CLUB: Resident DJ, free pool. SAT 19 MAY @ YOT CLUB: HardOns, Mobile Stud Unit, 5 Girls, Illicit Wah Wahz. $25, tickets from

SAT 20 MAY @ YOT CLUB: Sunday Earshot with Cian. Food Dukkas Tuka, hip-hop, funk, soul, rare grooves. Yot Club free pickup and dropoff, text 0211034156.

Courses, classes & workshops

Raglan Senior Rugby RESULT OF LAST GAME: Saturday 12 May Raglan v Kereone: Won 31-21


HIBERNATING THIS WINTER? OH NO! - Come along to Raglan Light Exercise Group. Sessions Monday and Thursday at 10.00am. St. Peters Church Hall. Everybody is most welcome to attend. *Sponsored by RC

For Sale

FIREWOOD, DRY 2m2m old man Pine $180., Native $195, Gum $195. Delivered ph. 021 077 1524. FIREWOOD Manuka firewood - dry, $150m3, only 20m3 left. Ph Terry 07 825 0522.

a ta m i ra . c o. n z IvyLee Copenhagen WOMENS BOOTS timeless style handmade Portugal VEJA SNEAKERS organic & ethical

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.

Public Notices

Public Notices PA N U I - W H A A N G A 1D1B2 A Porter is seeking consent for an Occupation Order, 1005m2 on the above block. mrsporter@ Meeting held 2/6/18 @ the Raglan Community House Basement. Agenda: 9am Mihi, Karakia, Business.


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

Services Offered

Do you have a small motel or Air bnb and don’t have the time to clean it? I am available 10-2 most days and cost is $20 per hour. Casual on call. Please call/text 021 856922

Wanted: Community Column Sponsors The Chronicle is seeking sponsors for one of our monthly columns: ‘FIRE SERVICE SERIES’ Getting to know our local volunteer firefighters. Align your business with community values and build goodwill by supporting community-based content. Becoming a community content sponsor is a great way to communicate corporate social responsibility. As a locally owned and published paper, we aim to highlight relevant issues and celebrate the acheivements in our community. By supporting community columns, you help to extend the longevity of the community newspaper that is dependent on the support of local businesses. Interested in finding out more, or have a column idea of your own? Get in touch and let’s discuss the possibilities. INFO@RAGLANCHRONICLE.CO.NZ | PH. 825 7076 OR 021 428 808

FLUE CLEANING and log fire inspections $110. All flue and log fire repairs. Please contact Mark on (07)8298-103 or Cell 021457342. W E D D I N G AND FUNERAL CELEBRANT. Raglan, Hamilton and surrounds. Contact Robyn Riddle 0275560438.

ROOFING FOREPERSON LEADING HAND FULLTIME, PERMANENT Are you an experienced roofer who likes to take charge and think on your feet? Do you want to work with a great team who know what they’re doing and work mainly in Raglan? We are a Raglan based team specialising in residential and commercial long run roofing and wall cladding and have a position available with a very competitive package including a vehicle. In this role your core responsibilities include: • Leading a team of four others • Applying long run roofing and wall cladding to residential and commercial properties • Liaising with on-site builders, project managers and clients in a professional yet friendly manner. If you are practically minded, reliable and take pride in your work, Next Level Roofing is keen to hear from you.

Your consultants delivering outcomes for primary (agriculture/ horticulture), food manufacturing and the water sectors. We work in the following key areas: • Business and industry development • Research and production • Environment HAMISH GORDON on +64 (0)21 0259 0673 hamish@ website:


To enquire about the role call Ross 021782280 or 8258678.

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New Listing



Open Home



3 Sunshine Rise



Living the Dream with an Income Stream

Elevated and sunny this 3 bedroom home has been recently redecorated and is all ready for you to move in. The lounge is spacious and the dining area opens onto a large deck extending your living space. There is also a generous master bedroom and a separate single garage. The section is family friendly with room for kids to play. Quietly located in a culde-sac yet less than 5 minutes walk to lovely Lorenzen Bay. If you’ve been on the hunt for a very tidy, easily maintained rental property, or a great home for holiday or permanent living, come and see what is on offer here. Call or email Chrissy for more information 027 287 1804.

Contact Chrissy Cox - 027 287 1804



3 Violet Street

Refreshed, Rejuvenated and Ready For You For Sale $589,000


New Listing


Deadline 07.06.18 Unless sold prior Contact Kyle Leuthart - 021 903 309 Email


Saturday 12 - 12:30pm 1YPHFG

This solid home which includes an upstairs separate semi s/c area will impress you. On the lower level there’s 2 bedrooms, an open plan kitchen and living area, bathroom and laundry with upstairs being the great added bonus of a separate living quarters which creates regular income with AirBNB guests and has its own kitchenette, lounge, a double bedroom, ensuite bathroom and a sunny entertaining deck overlooking the well kept colourful gardens. Under cover parking is provided by the carport and there’s a good sized workshop for the toys and tools. So close to the beach via nearby Daisy Street.

Open Home





31 Upper Wainui Road

33 Whaanga Road

Upper Wainui Wonderland Almost 2 acres, close to the surf and less than 5 minutes from town with views of the ocean, harbour, town, countryside and Karioi. This 8 year old home is double glazed and north facing with a spacious, open plan living area opening to a deck on the northern side and a large, covered deck at the rear. With 3 double bedrooms, master with ensuite and walk in robe, plus double garage and an office or sleep out. A huge area of flat land surrounds the house for the kids to kick a ball and for you to park any number of vehicles or the boat. Call Chrissy for more information.

Affordable Whale Bay Escape Be quick to grab this immaculate home located only mins to the surf. In an elevated position the modern dwelling enjoys gorgeous ocean views & a sunny, sheltered aspect. The 800m² section features low maintenance landscaped gardens and includes a new concrete drive, meaning all the hard work’s done! However, the rear of the section offers even bigger water views & has potential for further development. Handy under house workshop and storage space. You won’t get better value in Whale Bay!

For Sale Contact Email View


For Sale Contact Email View

By Negotiation Chrissy Cox - 027 287 1804



$799,000 Stephen O’Byrne - 021 969 848 Sunday 2 - 2:30pm




56 Bush View Drive

102b Greenslade Road

Sweet Serenity This gorgeous 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 bdrms, 2 bthrms & internal access dble gge. Downstairs is a newly built semi-self contained flat. The 5974m² of land has been lovingly developed, planted and landscaped like no other, the hard work is ALL done! The fully fenced section has something for everyone with vege gardens, fruit trees, chicken coop and goat paddock! It is impossible to describe how stunning this property really is, so come and see for yourself.

Home and Income Near the Beach This is quite simply a lovely home in a charming & peaceful setting overlooking attractive native bush with views out to the harbour. Featuring a 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm contemporary split level home with a fully self contained stylish downstairs unit, perfect for holiday accommodation, a BnB or ideal for guests or family staying over. The unit also has its own private deck to overlook the low maintenance landscaped gardens from which a path leads directly to the water’s edge of Moonlight Bay.

For Sale Contact Email View

For Sale Contact Email View

$899,000 Stephen O’Byrne - 021 969 848

$935,000 Kyle Leuthart - 021 903 309

Robbie Regnier

Darryl Hawkins

Chrissy Cox

Matt Sweetman

Kyle Leuthart

Michelle O’Byrne

Stephen O’Byrne

Sandra Bowditch

021 952 271

027 290 6675

027 287 1804

021 624 826

021 903 309

021 969 878

021 969 848

021 751 759

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Raglan Property Manager

*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.

LJ Hooker Raglan (07) 825 7170 • 16 RAGLAN Chronicle

25-27 Bow Street , Raglan • George Boyes & Co Limited Licensed Real Estate Agent REAA 2008

Raglan Chronicle  

17 May 2018

Raglan Chronicle  

17 May 2018