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Burger Shack Organic. Takeaway. 35 Bow St................................................................825 8117 Dear Sir I would like to say a big thank you on behalf of all the members of the Community Board for the positive feedback we have received on the new format meeting. Linda Cole provided the PA system and it worked well, allowing people to hear the discussions. The new seating arrangement made the community part of the meeting. We have received congratulations on how well prepared we were for the agenda items. A top priority for the board is getting the Raglan wharf working again. An important achievement was acknowledging this in the official minutes.

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Since the meeting we have been working on the priorities for the Board’s submission to Council’s Annual Plan. Thank you to those people who have supplied us with ideas for priorities, either directly or on our new Facebook page. Some suggestions represent opposing views, and we will have to weigh those conflicting needs up when we finalise the priority list. The ideas received include a few new ones such as using turf blocks when parking areas are developed to preserve the green look of Raglan and this type of idea certainly seems worth considering.

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The second of Te Uku’s massive new wind turbines looks set to be running by the end of this week in a staggered process that will see all 28 remotely controlled from the South Island by the end of February.

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And while it’s early days yet, neighbours of the controversial joint venture alternative power project have so far heard no noise to complain about. That’s even though the first turbine’s blades have been turning since last Friday – a full eight weeks ahead of when the wind farm was scheduled to begin generating electricity.

Though the 49m-long blades of turbine 21 – one of the closest to Te Uku – began rotating in light winds on Friday, some eagle-eyed observers were intrigued to see nothing moving last Sunday when gusty southerlies then westerlies rolled in. But that was deliberate rather than the result of any teething problems, project manager Rob Batters assured the Chronicle. He said that until Monday, when electronics and electrical engineering powerhouse Siemens was to formally hand control to Meridian in Twizel, turbine 21 was still being “controlled” on site for a few tests. He said it was a “standard process to settle them (the turbines) in”. The blades were in turn run and then shut down very, very quickly, he explained, to ensure controls are effective. Now however turbine 21 was generating power around the clock, Rob said. And while that power was actually flowing into the national grid, it alone was capable of generating up to 2.3 megawatts of electricity – enough to power all the homes in Raglan town. By the time all 28 turbines are up and running – they would come on at a rate of about two per week, said Rob, but with time out over Christmas for the Danish team to return home to their families – the Te Uku wind site will generate up to 64.4 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 30,000 average NZ homes.

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Turbine ‘21’ is now generating power around the clock Each turbine, he added, would operate for an initial 40 days before a 500-hour maintenance programme saw them stopped briefly while more tests were run. “We’re really pleased with the progress our team has made,” said Rob. “Not only have we delivered on our timelines, in many cases we’ve exceeded them.” He pointed out that more than half of the project workforce was from the Waikato, with 64 people coming from the Raglan area. “Every one of them has contributed in some way toward getting our first turbine on-line ahead of schedule,” he said. The Te Uku project has also broken new ground for Meridian Energy as it’s the first where the commissioning of a wind farm has been staggered according to the order the turbines were erected. “This is the first project we’ve livened up turbine by turbine,” Rob said, “because we had the opportunity to do that and it allows us to start generating power earlier.” All other projects had seen a string of six or seven livened up at once, he said. The wind farm, a joint alliance between Meridian Energy and Waikato communityowned electricity lines company Wel Networks, also marks a milestone of sorts in wind farm generation in New Zealand. According to the Wind Energy Association, before Te Uku’s first turbine was commissioned the total capacity for wind energy stood at 497.8 megawatts.

Meanwhile, the central role in the project of Te Uku farmer Maurice Vanhoutte – on whose property most of the turbines will be sited – has been revealed. He said that a few years back he thought he’d put up a turbine to generate power for his own farm. “At that time, I spoke to Wel Networks about the possibility of selling them any of the excess power I generated, thinking it would be a way to supplement my farm income,” he said. “The idea for the Te Uku wind farm just grew from this original thought.” Edith Symes

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Meridian is now aiming for an official open day involving the local community in March – possibly on a Sunday – when the project is complete. Landowners have come on board, says Rob, and a fundraising opportunity for Te Mata School is likely. The event, adds Rob, would ideally coincide with the opening of the site’s walkway and cycleway.

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Summer exhibition coordinator

Meet Valerie Bianchi, recently arrived in Raglan, and plunging right into the summer arts scene. Valerie will be coordinating the summer Members Exhibition at the Old School Gallery, so many of those in the local arts community will have the pleasure of getting to know her in person over the next few weeks.

Valerie comes from the USA and is in New Zealand working as a wwoofer (willing worker on organic farms), an occupation which gives her board and accommodation in return for 20 hours labour a week, otherwise she is free to take up other job opportunities that arise. She is excited at the opportunity or working with a community organisation rather than having to rely on the hospitality trade for part time work, and her background fits her very well for the role of exhibition organiser. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design, photography, painting, sculpture and book making, Valerie has worked in graphic design, teaching and event coordinating. Her CV indicates her

passion for the natural world as well as art. She has assembled data and prepared reports as a Marine Mammal Observer in the Gulf of Mexico, and taught in an experiential education programme at and Outdoor School in Marble Falls, Texas. She has worked for the National Park Service and the Appalachian Mountain Club in Massachusetts. Her original plan when she arrived in New Zealand in September this year was to travel around as a wwoofer, but then she came to Raglan, and like so many of us, decided to stay. She expects to be here for at least a year – and yes, she is of course a very keen surfie. The Arts Centre job of organising the January exhibition will fit comfortably with her work on the lifestyle block where she is living, and will be a unique opportunity for her to get to know many of the artists who belong to the Raglan Community Arts Council, and who take the opportunity of showcasing their work to Raglan’s huge visitor population during the summer holidays. This is the first time a coordinator has been employed to organise

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a members exhibition, but the scope of the role has outgrown existing staff resources and input from members working on a volunteer basis, though members will still be very much involved. Valerie says she is really looking forward to the challenge ahead, and will welcome enquiries about the exhibition. She can be contacted on email valeriebianci@gmail.com or on 021 069 6434 Judith Collins

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Raglan art to the fore Raglan artists are set to collectively showcase their work to wider audiences – first through a joint exhibition beginning next week at ArtsPost in Hamilton, then through an “Open Studio Weekend” aimed at catching the crowds visiting town over Auckland Anniversary Weekend. The initiatives are intended to help a local art scene which has been “in a bit of a slump” for the last couple of years with the recession, says Raglan West photographer Stuart Mackenzie who is co-ordinator of the 10 Raglan Artists exhibition – representing some of the town’s best talent – opening at ArtsPost next Friday and running for five weeks. And it’s fortunate, he adds, that the show will run over the Christmas period. “We could hopefully make some [good] sales.”

Stuart has four framed photographs ready to go, as has fellow photographer Mark Purdom, while Shelley Meek will be taking three sizeable steel sculptures over the divvy for the exhibition.

Organised by Bankart Street artist Amanda Watson, and with funding from Raglan Community Arts Council, the event promises to capitalise on the hordes of visitors in town for the three-day anniversary weekend.

Others exhibiting will be panel and paint artist Chris Meek, painter and ceramic artist Hayley Hamilton, mixed media artist Carole Fletcher, carver Aaron Kereopa and painters Amanda Watson, Lindsey Baker and Jane Galloway.

“It’ll be good for artists and for the town,” says Amanda who’s also behind the launching of the official Art Trail Guide which takes in about 45 local artists from Waitetuna to Whale Bay, most of whom will be participating in the weekend.

The Old School Arts Centre is promoting the Open Studio Weekend as a unique opportunity for visitors to Raglan “to view artists in their working studios, to see their current work and the ideas and motivations behind them”. There will also be a supporting programme of music and drama during the evenings, the arts centre says, making Raglan a “vibrant” art destination. Edith Symes

No sooner will their exhibits be down in early January than the artists will be readying themselves for Raglan’s inaugural Open Studio Weekend at the end of that month.

Raglan surfers ‘tops’ again Two artists share their in district Sports Awards journey Raglan has maintained its monopoly on the Waikato District Sports Awards, with a local surfer taking out top honours for the fourth year in a row. Billy Stairmand’s win in the Sportsperson of the Year category continues a tradition begun back in 2007 by Daniel Kereopa, and followed up by Jessica Santorik in 2008 and Luke Hughes in 2009. The latest award topped off a “stellar year” for Billy, said Sport Waikato district coordinators Morgan Kutia and Rachel Beale. “Billy’s success over the last year on the world stage, as well as here at home, is just outstanding.” Not only did Billy become the national surfing champ this year but he became only the second Kiwi – after Gisborne’s Maz Quinn in 2005 – to take out the ASP Pantin Classic in Spain, a title which netted for him about

30 grand in prize money and elevated his world rating over 80 places into the top 100. Meanwhile the junior sportsperson category went to Raglan Area School Surfing Academy’s Ben Poulter in what Billy Stairmand judges described as a “hotly contested” title. “The quality of nominees is pretty impressive and proves how strong the sporting talent is in our district,” they said. District winners now go on to the 2010 Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards, to be held in late January. Edith Symes

Mixed signals on Te Uku speed limit Te Uku residents shouldn’t get their hopes too high that the appearance of three sets of traffic-monitoring strips on what they describe as a lethal stretch of highway past the school and shops signals a lower speed limit’s on the way. NZ Transport Agency’s local state highways manager Kaye Clark said last week the traffic counting was not related to the new wind farm or the current speed limit. The agency was simply in the process of carrying out regional traffic counts at various Waikato schools as part of “regular traffic monitoring”. So what was the point of the exercise if not to re-set possibly more suitable speed limits, asked the Chronicle? The NZTA replied the work allowed it to consider the best ways to support a safe road environment outside schools located on Waikato highways.

And the “best ways”? One way was to “alert motorists about extra activity around the area before and after school”, Clark told the Chronicle. However while that might take the form of electronic warning signs, she also didn’t rule out that lower limits would be considered “depending on the individual school’s situation”. Edith Symes

‘Our Journey’ is a fitting title for the new exhibition opening this weekend at the Old School Gallery. Mother and daughter artists Karron Campbell and Rickie Hill are showing a range of painting, drawing, photography and ceramics that express the geographical as well as personal journeys of these two gifted women. Karron came to New Zealand 2 years ago with her husband Philip and daughter Rickie, travelling around the country for several months before settling near Raglan.

Karron grew up on the east coast Rickie and Karron in their Cogswell Road studio of Yorkshire, and as a child would take her sketch pad and her to draw form a very early age, and the spend her schooling hours in the fields or on constant exposure through her mother’s work the beach. At age 28 she decided to attend to art and artists in Britain. Design College, specializing in fashion, after which she opened a small outlet specializing At school she loved history and the stories of in clothing repairs, alterations and the dry ancient Greece and Egypt, their mythologies and their cultures, and says she spent much cleaning of garments. of her time drawing pictures to go with In 1995 Karron joined a company ‘Revive’, the stories, an interest that lead her to the teaching Arts & Crafts in residential homes to Wakefield College of Art and Design. It was people with and without disabilities. Having a huge decision for Rickie to leave her own acquired a taste for teaching she took a place country and come with her parents to New at Bretton College, University of Leeds to Zealand, but she was immediately inspired by study for a B.A (Hons) fine arts, this time its beauty. A spell working in the Coromandel specializing in ceramics. During the three confirmed her love for her new country - and years at Bretton she built her own wood- introduced her to the morepork, a bird that burning kiln and extended her garage and features in her art. turned it into a ceramic work shop/studio and began experimenting with her own ideas in the Now back with her parents, Rickie says their home in Cogswell Road is closely bound up making and firing of her ceramic sculpture. with their work. “We have a small farm to Karron became involved with the International attend too and a workshop that will always Ceramic Festival, Aberystwyth, Wales, and need attention. We will soon be turning our also worked as an invidulator at the Yorkshire land into an art’s trail, where our work will be Sculpture Park in Wakefield. Again she hidden in natural surroundings. There will be learnt a lot about sculpture, other artists and secret tracks and beautiful picnic area’s to sit exhibitions. In 2002, she joined the teacher and enjoy the birds and amazing views.” training programme and completed the It sounds like a dream come true, so go down advanced teaching degree in 2005. to the Old School to meet Karron and Rickie, Until she made the decision to move to New and to see some of the work that will be part Zealand Karron taught in schools and colleges of their continuing journey in their new land. and helped to develop an arts programme for The exhibition opens on Saturday 27 Nov ‘Wider Family Learning’, teaching parents at 2pm and shows daily from 10am-4pm and their children together in schools. Sunday-Saturday week. Rickie says the greatest influence on her work has been her mother who encouraged

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The Raglan Amateur Theatre Society (aka The Raglan Community Theatre) invites you to a show of fun and entertainment. We will be presenting a show of four one act plays.

The show is an hour and a half long, with a twenty minute intermission when there will be refreshments and delectable supper snacks to purchase. (Contains some coarse language). For further information please contact A.J on 825 8580.

The performances include an adaptation of Rudyard Kiplings ‘How the Rhino got her skin’ presented by the children of Drama Trix; a solo piece titled ‘Survivor’ by English playwright Graham Rodes; ‘The Runaway Accountant’ written by local Renee Boyer-Willisson and ‘Chook Chook’ a tongue in cheek look at the lives of battery hens written by New Zealander Fiona Farrell.

WHERE: The Raglan Town Hall WHEN: Friday 26th November at 7pm Saturday 27th November at 1pm and 7pm Tickets $5 per person, available on the door.

Tidal Bottega: Raglan’s newest art gallery Raglan’s newest art gallery opened its doors over Labour Weekend. Tidal Bottega is owned and operated by artist and florist Yvette Harry-Wright and can be found at 37 Main Road.

Rats In The House Venue: Raglan Town Hall Friday 26th November @ 7pm Saturday 27th November @ 1pm and 7pm Tickets on the door $5 per person Refreshments available for purchase at intermission

Part contemporary art gallery and part florist’s studio Tidal Bottega is a light and airy space offering views of the harbour and Karioi. Yvette, who has lived in Raglan for 13 years, describes herself as a self-taught artist and didn’t realise she could paint until she picked up a paintbrush at the age of 38. She previously worked in human resources for Dairy NZ, making the commute over the hill each day. When redundancy loomed she wondered, at first, what she was going to do next. A session of career coaching made her realise that she wanted to explore her artistic side and work in the local community. She took a diploma in floristry and her idea for Tidal Bottega began to form. Bottega is an Italian word meaning studio or workshop. Yvette’s aim for the space is to exhibit local and regional artists on a monthly basis. ‘I don’t want to duplicate other businesses that are here,’ she says. She’s currently showing a selection of her own pieces and works with a variety of different media including resin, pottery and photography. On the floral side she’s starting to get consultations for upcoming weddings and she will also create and deliver floral designs to order. Yvette has just created a wax seal to keep private the contents of any message that accompanies a floral creation. The idea came from a time when she received a bunch of flowers from an admirer while working in a busy office. ‘Three people handled the flowers before me,’ she says.

Reeve and Astrid modelling their T-shirt designs Yvette’s own daughter Reeve is also getting in on the creative process. She’s designing a range of T-shirts with her friend Astrid Cotterill-Nagels which are on sale in the gallery. Reeve’s range, which is called Noobington, is created digitally on the computer and then copied onto the t-shirts using iron-on transfers. In contrast Astrid uses scraps of material to create her unique designs, many of which have a Kiwi theme. Tidal Bottega is open Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm. Emma Brooks

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Waitetuna School

Raglan Area School

&ƌŽŵ &ƌĂŶŬŝĞ ZĞLJŶŽůĚƐ ;ĂŐĞ ϭϭͿ ĂďŽƵƚǁĂƚĞƌƚĞƐƟŶŐǁŝƚŚt͗ ͞KŶ ƚŚĞ ϴƚŚ EŽǀĞŵďĞƌ ϮϬϭϬ ŵLJĞŶǀŝƌŽĐůĂƐƐǁĞŶƚĚŽǁŶƚŽǁŶ ƚŽ ĚŽ ƐŽŵĞ ǁĂƚĞƌ ƚĞƐƟŶŐ͘ &ŝƌƐƚ ǁĞǁĞŶƚƚŽƚŚĞĚƌĂŝŶŽƵƚƐŝĚĞƚŚĞ ,ĂƌďŽƵƌǀŝĞǁ,ŽƚĞů͘ tĞ ĚŝĚ ĂŶ ŽdžLJŐĞŶ ƚĞƐƚ ƚŽ ƐĞĞ ŚŽǁ ŵƵĐŚ ŽdžLJŐĞŶ ǁĂƐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ƐƚŽƌŵ ǁĂƚĞƌ ĚƌĂŝŶ͘ tĞ ƉƵƚ ƐŽŵĞ ǁĂƚĞƌ ŝŶ Ă ŐůĂƐƐĐŽŶƚĂŝŶĞƌĂŶĚƉƵƚŝƚƵƉƐŝĚĞĚŽǁŶ ĂŶĚƐŶĂƉƉĞĚƚŚĞƟƉŽīƚŚĞĐŚĞŵŝĐĂů ƚĞƐƚĞƌ ĂŶĚ ǁĞ ƐŚŽŽŬ ŝƚ ĂŶĚ ŝƚ ƚƵƌŶĞĚ ƉƵƌƉůĞ͘ /Ĩ ŝƚ ƚƵƌŶĞĚ ĚĂƌŬ ƉƵƌƉůĞ ƚŚĞƌĞ ǁĂƐĂůŽƚŽĨŽdžLJŐĞŶŝŶŝƚ͘/ĨŝƚĚŝĚŶ͛ƚƚƵƌŶ ƉƵƌƉůĞƚŚĞƌĞǁĂƐŶŽŽdžLJŐĞŶ͘dŚĞŽdžLJŐĞŶ ǁĂƐϱŵŐͬ>͘EĞdžƚǁĂƐĐŽƉƉĞƌĂŶĚnjŝŶĐ͘ dŚĞLJǁĞƌĞůŝŬĞƚŚĞŽdžLJŐĞŶƚĞƐƚƐďƵƚ Raglan Area Students have also been ĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚ ĐŽůŽƵƌƐ͘ dŚĞ ƌĞƐƵůƚƐ doing Rocky Shore Studies with Kristel ǁĞƌĞϭŵŐͬůŽĨnjŝŶĐĂŶĚϬ͘ϯƉƉŵ from NIWA and Rachael from WEC. Here ŽĨĐŽƉƉĞƌ͘ they carry out a transect at Manu Bay. EĞdžƚǁĞǁĞŶƚƚŽƚŚĞƐƚŽƌŵ ǁĂƚĞƌĚƌĂŝŶďLJƚŚĞŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ ,ŽƵƐĞ͘tĞĚŝĚƚŚĞƚĞƐƚƐďƵƚƚŚĞ ƌĞƐƵůƚƐ ǁĞƌĞ ĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚ͘ dŚĞƌĞ ǁĂƐ ŶŽ ŽdžLJŐĞŶ͕ ĐŽƉƉĞƌ ǁĂƐ Ϭ͘ϯƉƉŵ ĂŶĚ njŝŶĐ ϮŵŐͬů͘ dŚĞ ƚĞŵƉĞƌĂƚƵƌĞ ǁĂƐ ϭϵ ĚĞŐƌĞĞƐ͘ KǀĞƌĂůůŝƚǁĂƐƌĞĂůůLJŝŶƚĞƌĞƐƟŶŐ ĂŶĚ / ƌĞĂůůLJ ĞŶũŽLJĞĚ ŝƚ͕ ĂŶĚ / ŚŽƉĞǁĞĐĂŶĚŽŝƚĂŐĂŝŶ͘͟

dŚĂŶŬƐ ƚŽ t͛Ɛ ĂƌďŽŶtŝƐĞ ƉƌŽŐƌĂŵŵĞ͕ Ă ƐĐŚŽŽů ŶƵƌƐĞƌLJ ĂŶĚ ƐŚĂĚĞŚŽƵƐĞǁĞƌĞďƵŝůƚ͘tŝƚŚŚĞůƉ ĨƌŽŵ ŽƵƌ ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ͕ ,ĂƌďŽƵƌĐĂƌĞ ĂŶĚWĂƉĞƌĨŽƌdƌĞĞƐ͕ŵĂŶLJŶĂƟǀĞƚƌĞĞƐ ǁĞƌĞĂůƐŽƉůĂŶƚĞĚĂƌŽƵŶĚƚŚĞƐĐŚŽŽů͘ KŶĐĞƚŚĞǁĞĂƚŚĞƌŐŽƚǁĂƌŵĞƌǁĞŐƌĞǁ ǀĞŐĞƚĂďůĞƐĞĞĚƐ͕ĂŶĚƚŚĞĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶĂůůŐŽƚ ƐĞĞĚůŝŶŐƐ ƚŽ ƚĂŬĞ ŚŽŵĞ ĂŶĚ ƉůĂŶƚ͘ tĞ ĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞĚ ŽƵƌ ǀĞŐĞ ŐĂƌĚĞŶƐ ƵƐŝŶŐ ŵĂĐƌŽĐĂƌƉĂ ůŽŐƐ ĂŶĚ ĐŽŵƉŽƐƚ ĨƌŽŵ 'ƌĞĞŶǁĂƐƚĞZĞĐLJĐůŝŶŐ͘ tĞ ǀŝƐŝƚĞĚ >LJŶ ĂŶĚ <ĂŝǁĂŬĂ Ăƚ <ĂŝǁŚĞŶƵĂ ŽƌŐĂŶŝĐƐ͕ ĂŶĚ ĞŶũŽLJĞĚ ůĞĂƌŶŝŶŐ ŚŽǁ ƚŽ ŐƌŽǁ ĨŽŽĚ ŝŶ ŚĂƌŵŽŶLJ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ůĂŶĚ ĂŶĚ ǁŝƚŚŽƵƚ ĐŚĞŵŝĐĂůƐ͘&ƌŽŵƚŚŝƐ͕ǁĞŵĂĚĞŽƵƌ ŽǁŶƌƵůĞƐĨŽƌŐƌŽǁŝŶŐƐƵƐƚĂŝŶĂďůLJ͗

Thanks to Envco for sponsoring water monitoring equipment

dŚƵŵďƐƵƉƚŽyƚƌĞŵĞtĂƐƚĞ͛Ɛ ĞƌŽtĂƐƚĞWƌŽŐƌĂŵŵĞŝŶ ƐĐŚŽŽůƐ͘>Ğƚ͛ƐĂůůreduce, reuse, ƌĞĐLJĐůĞĂŶĚĐŽŵƉŽƐƚ͘

Emily Stockton, Manon Cano-Prasad, Ngakau Benseman, Joe Clark (Waitetuna)

Te Mata School

EŽƚŽŶůLJĂŶŝŶƐƉŝƌŝŶŐƉůĂĐĞŽĨůĞĂƌŶŝŶŐĨŽƌƚŚĞƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐ͕dĞDĂƚĂ ^ĐŚŽŽů ŚĂƐ ďĞĂƵƟĨƵů ƉĂƌŬ ůŝŬĞ ŐƌŽƵŶĚƐ ǁŚŝĐŚ ĨĞĂƚƵƌĞ ƚŚƌĞĞ ŽůĚ ŽĂŬƚƌĞĞƐƉůĂŶƚĞĚďLJƐĞŶŝŽƌƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐ͘dŝŵƌŽǁŶƌĞĐĂůůƐƌďŽƌ ĂLJϭϵϱϱĂƚdĞDĂƚĂ^ĐŚŽŽůǁŚĞŶ͕ĂƐĂƐĞŶŝŽƌƐƚƵĚĞŶƚ͕ŚĞŚĞůƉĞĚ ĚŝŐƚŚĞŚŽůĞƐĨŽƌƚŚĞůŽǁĞƌϮŽĂŬƚƌĞĞƐǁŚŝĐŚǁĞƌĞĂƉƉƌŽdžŝŵĂƚĞůLJ Ϭ͘ϱ ŵ ŚŝŐŚ ǁŚĞŶ ƉůĂŶƚĞĚ͘  dŝŵ ǁĞŶƚ ŚŽŵĞ ůĂƚĞƌ ƚŚĂƚ ĚĂLJ ĂŶĚ ƌĞůĂLJĞĚƚŚĞƉůĂŶƟŶŐƐƚŽƌLJƚŽŚŝƐĨĂƚŚĞƌ:ŽĞƌŽǁŶ͘,ŝƐĨĂƚŚĞƌƚŚĞŶ ƌĞŵĞŵďĞƌĞĚƚŚĂƚŚŝƐŽůĚĞƌƐŝƐƚĞƌ͕DĂŝĚĂƌŽǁŶ͕ŚĂĚŚĞůƉĞĚƉůĂŶƚ ƚŚĞƐŝŶŐůĞŽĂŬƚƌĞĞĂƚƚŚĞƌĞĂƌĞŶĚŽĨƚŚĞĞŶƚĂůůŝŶŝĐ͘dŚŝƐǁŽƵůĚ ŚĂǀĞďĞĞŶĂƌŽƵŶĚϭϵϭϰ͕ǁŚŝĐŚŵĂŬĞƐƚŚŝƐŽĂŬƚƌĞĞĂƉƉƌŽdžŝŵĂƚĞůLJ ϵϲLJĞĂƌƐŽůĚ͘dŚĞĨƌŽŶƚŐĂƌĚĞŶƐŚĂǀĞƌĞĐĞŶƚůLJŚĂĚĂŵĂŬĞŽǀĞƌ ǁŚŝĐŚ ŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐ ƚŚĞ ͞&ŝƐŚ WŚŝůŽƐŽƉŚLJ 'ĂƌĚĞŶ͟ ǁŚŝĐŚ ĞŶŚĂŶĐĞƐ ĂŶĚ ƐƵƉƉŽƌƚƐ ƚŚĞ ƐĐŚŽŽů͛Ɛ ǀĂůƵĞƐ ĂƌŽƵŶĚ ďĞŚĂǀŝŽƵƌ ůĞĂƌŶŝŶŐ͘

ͻ Feed plants with home-made liquid feed and compost ͻ WƵůůŽƵƚǁĞĞĚƐďĞĨŽƌĞƚŚĞLJŇŽǁĞƌ ͻWůĂŶƚŝŶĂĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚƉůĂĐĞ ĞĂĐŚ LJĞĂƌ ƚŽ ĂǀŽŝĚ ĚƌĂŝŶŝŶŐ the goodness from the soil, ŽƌƚŽĂǀŽŝĚďƵŐƐ ͻ hƐĞ ĐŽŵƉĂŶŝŽŶ ƉůĂŶƚƐ ƚŽĮŐŚƚŝŶƐĞĐƚƐĂŶĚĚŝƐĞĂƐĞƐ͕ ŽƌƚŽŐŝǀĞŶƵƚƌŝĞŶƚƐ ͻ hƐĞ ŽŶůLJ ŶĂƚƵƌĂů Žƌ ƌĞƵƐĂďůĞƌĞƐŽƵƌĐĞƐ ͻ hƐĞ ƌĂŝŶ͕ ƐƉƌŝŶŐ Žƌ ŐƌĞLJ ǁĂƚĞƌŝĨLJŽƵĐĂŶ͘ tĂŝƚĞƚƵŶĂ ŚĂƐ ĐŽŵĞ Ă ůŽŶŐ ǁĂLJ ƚŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ ŝŶ ŚĞůƉŝŶŐ ŽƵƌ ĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ ůĞĂƌŶ ƚŽ ůŝǀĞ ŵŽƌĞ ƐƵƐƚĂŝŶĂďůLJ͘ dŚŝƐ ƌĞŝŶĨŽƌĐĞƐ ŽƵƌ tĂŝƚĞƚƵŶĂ ŵŽƩŽ͗ dŽŐĞƚŚĞƌ ǁĞ͛ƌĞ ŐƌŽǁŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ƐĞĞĚƐ ŽĨ ƐƵĐĐĞƐƐ͘ dŚĂŶŬ LJŽƵ ƚŽŽƵƌƐƵƉƉŽƌƟǀĞĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ͘

Anything!

/Ĩ LJŽƵ ĂƌĞ ĞĂƟŶŐ ŽƵƚ ŽĨ LJŽƵƌ ŐĂƌĚĞŶ ŝŶ KĐƚŽďĞƌͬEŽǀĞŵďĞƌ͕ ŐŝǀĞ LJŽƵƌƐĞůĨ Ă ƉĂƚ ŽŶ ƚŚĞďĂĐŬ͊ ^ƉƌŝŶŐŝƐŽŌĞŶĂƟŵĞŽĨůŽƚƐŽĨǁŽƌŬďƵƚŶŽƚ ŵƵĐŚ ƚŽ ĞĂƚ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ŐĂƌĚĞŶ͘ >ĞƩƵĐĞ͕ ƌĂĚŝƐŚ͕ ƉĞĂƐ͕ ĞĂƌůLJ ƐƉƌŝŶŐ ŽŶŝŽŶƐ ĂŶĚ ƐƚƌĂǁďĞƌƌŝĞƐ͕ ůĂƚĞ ďƌŽĂĚ ďĞĂŶƐ͕ ƐŝůǀĞƌďĞĞƚ ĂŶĚ ďƌĂƐƐŝĐĂƐ ĐĂŶĂůůďĞĨŽƵŶĚŝŶĚŝůŝŐĞŶƚŐĂƌĚĞŶĞƌ͛ƐƉůŽƚƐ ĂƚƚŚŝƐƟŵĞŽĨLJĞĂƌ͘tĞůůĚŽŶĞ͊

Seed of the Month

Malabar Spinach dŚŝƐ ƌĂŵƉĂŶƚ ǀŝŶŝŶŐ ƚƌŽƉŝĐĂů ƉůĂŶƚ ƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐ ƐƵĐĐƵůĞŶƚ͕ŵĞĂƚLJůĞĂǀĞƐĂŶĚƟƉƐĂůůƐƵŵŵĞƌ͘ /ŶĂŚŽƚ͕ƐƵŶŶLJƐƉŽƚŝƚĐĂŶƐǁĂůůŽǁĂƚƌĞůůŝƐŽƌ ĨĞŶĐĞ;ŽƌƚƌĞĞ͊ͿǀĞƌLJƋƵŝĐŬůLJǁŝƚŚŝƚƐƐƚƌŝŬŝŶŐ͕ ĚĞĞƉ ŐƌĞĞŶ ĨŽůŝĂŐĞ͕ ƐŚŽƚ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ ǁŝƚŚ Ă ƐŚĂĚĞ ŽĨ ŵĂŐĞŶƚĂ ;ƌĞŵŝŶŝƐĐĞŶƚ ŽĨ ůŝƉƐƟĐŬͿ͘ /ƚ ǁŝůů ĚŝĞ Žī ŝŶ tŝŶƚĞƌ ƚŚŽƵŐŚ ƐŽ ǁŝůů ŶŽƚ ďĞĐŽŵĞ ŝŶǀĂƐŝǀĞ͘ ĞƐƉŝƚĞ ŝƚƐ ŶĂŵĞ ŝƚ ŝƐ ŶŽƚ ĐůŽƐĞůLJƌĞůĂƚĞĚƚŽƐƉŝŶĂĐŚ͘^ĞĞĚƐĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞĂƚ ƐĞĞĚďĂŶŬ͘ ^ĞĞĚĂŶŬŽƉĞŶtĞĚϭͲϰƉŵĂƚ

Te Uku School

Karewa Irvin (Te Uku)

Vege of the Month ͲKƌŐĂŶŝĐ:ŽŶ

tŚĂŝŶŐĂƌŽĂŶǀŝƌŽŶŵĞŶƚĞŶƚƌĞ͕dŽǁŶ,Ăůů

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The latest from the Bowling Greens Lots going on down on our Greens, indeed...

Business House Twilight Bowls started last Tuesday with record entries of 24 teams! A ‘Full House’... It certainly is a growing sport in our town with heaps of fun and friendship. This runs each Tuesday night until 14th December (5 weeks). Progressive reports to follow as the weeks go by. Saturday 20th November saw the Thomas Plate being challenged for in the format of ‘Two Bowls Singles’. This is a rather quicker game to play than the usual format. Nine players participated and played a split draw, which means six players played and the other three marked one game each round. After three rounds all players had played two games and marked one. Some interesting challenges were

had, indeed! The winner was Jim Ardern from Denny Robertson, with Les Soanes in third place. Jim and Denny both had two wins and +31 points, so it came down to who had the least amount of points scored against them... Jim having -15 and Denny -20. Les Soanes was third with +27 points. Congratulations to you all. NEW VENTURE: STARTING THIS THURSDAY 25th Nov at 5.45pm “CORNER TO CORNER BOWLS”

Open to anyone over 18 years of age to come and “Have a Go”. You do not need to be in a team, you don’t need to be a ‘bowler’, you play for a Weekly prize, $2 each week you enter the challenge, you can play as many weeks as you like, runs for 5 weeks each Thursday night till 23rd December. A second round starts in the

New Year for another five weeks. Bar open but no eftpos facility. Bowls provided if required.

This promises to be a lot of fun too, so get your mates together and come on down to challenge them for the weekly prize! The game is a lot quicker to play than the ‘old style’ of bowls. It will be a challenge indeed to play from one corner of the green, diagonally across to the other corner. COME AND HAVE A GO. Contacts: Ruth 8258108, John 8258965, Eileen 8258323, Terry 8258089, Sue or Bill 8250519, Les 8258832 or Jim 8257599. SEE YOU ON THE GREENS for some Happy Bowling Eileen Stephens

Jim Ardern - Winner of the Thomas Plate Two-Bowls Singles

Rebels hockey update The Rebels hockey team has had a very successful two weeks of summer hockey.

The first week of the 10th November, the Rebels played Horsham Downs School. We came away with a win, a very close game 4-3 to us. Great game to watch, with very even sides. Goal scorers of that game were Sean Dillion 2 goals, Matthew Hill 1 goal, and Hunter Sullivan with the last goal

The Rebel’s in action

The second game the Rebels took on Marian Intermediate School. Another tough game, the rebels taking the win in the end 3-2. Goal scorers were taken out

by the boys Matthew Hill 1, Sean Dillion 1, and Brent Hayes 1. Great team work and good defence from Hunter Sullivan in the goal; the ball was coming from every angle. The week of the 17th November, the Rebels were back over the hill to meet the next challenges. The Rebels played Peachgrove Intermediate. We lost the game 4-3 with a hat trick from Matthew Hill. No one could tackle Matthew in that game, he was too fast. The Rebels had to fight for the ball. A very good side with good passes and front running. In the second game the Rebels

took on Glen Massey Intermediate, the Rebels toasted them 8-2. The game was fast, and great team work again. Goal scorers were Brent Hayes 2, Sean Dillion 2, Matthew Hill 2, Hunter Sullivan 1, Madison Crake 1 goal. This was Madison’s first goal and she deserved it. Madison is new to our team this year and the kids were so proud of her, way to go! Chloe Hayes and Tor Peterson had great games in defence, very strong with their tackling. Well done team! Only two weeks left so go hard. Thanks again, parents. Amanda Sullivan

Winner of Raglan Business Directory design competition Raglan Ink would like to thank all those who entered the design competition for finding a cover for the new Business Directory. A big thank you to the schools for getting involved and we were most impressed with the quality of all the entries.

The winner Jo Tweedie from Te Uku school submitted a very unique entry that stood out from her peers and was an original potrayal of Raglan. We look forward to you seeing the final product which will be arriving in letterboxes early Decenber. We would like to thank Jenny Rhodes for her input and helping us decide on the winning design. Jo Tweedies classroom at Te Uku School will be presented with a $100 sushi voucher from Aloha Marketpace and Raglan Ink.

OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE Tenancy available in Bow Street, Raglan with an administration area of approx 71m2, kitchen/bathroom facilities and two carparks. All enquiries to: Dawn Brock Bow St Tenancy P O Box 132 Hamilton 3240 Ph 07 834 3311 Email dawn.brock@jonwebb.co.nz

Raglan Net Update Summer is here and Christmas holidays are around the corner so if you have an event, gig or exhibition that you want promoted on raglan net please get in touch with us at the Chronicle office or ph 825 7076. Gemma who is new to Raglan Ink will help you get your information up online. If you have accommodation availiable for the holiday period, now is the time to consider Raglan net for advertising your property. Additionaly if you have summer tourism activities this is the time to promote your business and encourage people to visit Raglan. For more information please contact us on 825 7076 or call into our office at 19c Wainui Road.


OPINION: Front Page Trivia... by Ian McKissack The rescue of the Chilean miners has brought international news into prominence here and around the world. This is a welcome change, as our newspaper and television news is becoming more and more parochial. I blame the neo-liberal capitalism that has been distorting the economies of western nations for several decades. This wealth creation based philosophy has widened the gap between rich and poor, eroded the solidarity and bargaining power of ordinary working people and ensured that we now buy, own and then throw away far more than we need. As a final throw of this loaded dice, out of control bankers have brought the whole system close to collapse. However what I have in mind at the moment is the way commercial considerations distort the news headlines. They are chosen to maximise attention so that we will be exposed to the advertisements that support the media. We learn everything about the latest scandal and little about the big wide world. Recently we have had prolonged exposure to Chris Carter who travelled too often and mounted an inept attempt to oust Phil Goff from the Labour leadership. Then attention highlighted David Garrett, who is tough on crime but none-too honest himself. Both hogged the limelight for days. Most recently Paul Henry indulged his childish side a step too far and snatched the headlines. The result of the commercial influence on the media is that we become focused on such relatively trivial matters and you have to look past the headlines to the short items about real matters of world importance. Soldiers and civilians are killed every day in that futile war in Afganistan. In Nigeria many children are accused of witchcraft and ‘holy’ men and women get rich on exorcisms and if this ‘fails’ the child is subjected to barbarous or fatal practices. Talking about tragedies, in America the grass roots Tea Party is gathering strength and

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a chance of the unthinkable happening, Sarah Palin as the next U.S.President. On a more positive note, environmentalists have had a big influence in Brazil’s recent election. All right, this is nearly all gloomy stuff except Sarah who is both hilarious and tragic. But it is all part of the real world we live in and keeping us informed about that big wide world is surely the prime duty of the media. Marx is said to have claimed that religion was the opium of the masses, a relief from capitalist oppression. Now it is the ‘storm in a teacup’ headlines that too often become our daily drug.

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The Raglan Amateur Theatre Society

(aka Raglan Community Theatre) presents...

R.A.T.S in the House. An evening of 4 one act plays. Friday 26th November @ 7pm Saturday 27th November @ 1pm Saturday 27th November @ 7pm Tickets on sale at the door $5 per person.

SUN 28 NOVEMBER @ RAGLAN AREA SCHOOL. SurfsideKids zone. 10am. Enquiries 825 5199. MON 29 NOVEMBER @ THE UNION CHURCH HALL. Care & Craft. 9.30am.

MON 29 NOVEMBER @ TE UKU CHURCH HALL. Surfside Mainly Music. 9.30am. MON 29 NOVEMBER @ THE RAGLAN CLUB. 500 cards, 1pm. WED 1 DECEMBER @ TE UKU CHURCH HALL. Surfside Mainly Music. 9.30am.

WED 1 DECEMBER. RAGLAN RAMBLERS. Ruapuke Beach – a waterfall and 6km of wild beach at low tide, then lunch. WED 1 DECEMBER @ BLACKSAND CAFÉ. Knitting Circle from 9.30am. All welcome. Beginners welcome. FOOD FOREST GARDENING, RAGLAN WEST. 8.30 – 9.30am Thursday mornings. THURS 2 DECEMBER @ COMMUNITY HOUSE. SurfsideYouth group van pickup 7.15pm. Enquiries 825 5199. THURS 2 DECEMBER @ THE RAGLAN CLUB. Euchre. All welcome. 6pm.

TE MATA SCHOOL GARDEN RAMBLE

Sun 28 November 2010, Tickets $15 available from Te Mata School or Raglan Info Centre, for further information. Ph. Teresa Hayes 825 8562 HEALING ROOMS, first and third Thurs. 11am-1pm. At Plunket Rooms.

HANGI – Thursday 9th December at Raglan Kindergarten – $10 per meal – pick up from 5.30 pm

gig guide CHEAP TUESDAYS @ ORCA, $4 drink specials + free pool comp. WEDNESDAYS @ YOT CLUB. LOW KEY. Free pool, $5 beers. THURSDAY 25TH N O V E M B E R . JACQUEMO. Ska pop funk and roots, playing live @ YOT Club $10 c.c

FRIDAY 26 NOVEMBER @ VINNIES. TRIBAL STATE. Doors open @ 9pm, only $5 cover.

FRIDAY 26 NOVEMBER. B.REX. Funky breaks, Funky House. $5 on the door, 9pm start. SUNDAY 28 N O V E M B E R . SUNDAY SESSIONS in the YOT Club yard.

Summer Sandals, Cotton Hats... & NEW Sabre Sunnies

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BEAUTIFUL FAIRY, BALLET dresses, sequined shoes, wands, headbands, really good prices, Spiderman and Batman also available. Phone Vicki to view 8257575. KAURIS, $10EA, Puriri $8ea, Totara $7ea. Phone Rachael 8-5 weekdays 825 5100. BED SETTEE. Excellent condition. Ph 825 7120. SIMPSON CERAMIC TOP OVEN, 4 elements. $320. Phone 825 8054. PRIVATE SALE, NEW 3 BED HOME, close to town. Ph 027 859 1503. NO AGENTS FLOUNDER NET. $120. Ph 825 7577 YOUNG LORIKEET. $200. Really needs a good home. Ph Eva, 825 8322. BUY, SELL, QUALITY PRE-LOVED CHILDREN’S CLOTHES. Open every day. 38 Government Road.

Section 95A of the Resource Management Act 1991

Raglan’s Karioi Sound recording studio dave maybee (07) 825 8792, 0274 919 574 maybee@xtra.co.nz

Waikato District Council has received the following application: Applicant: Scenic Properties 2006 Ltd

$290-$360

Proposal:

Application for a Resource Consent to create six additional allotments and an access allotment from one Certificate of Title issued after 6 December 1997 in the Coastal Zone

Location:

187 B Te Hutewai Road, Raglan being LOT 3 DP 427638 as comprised in Certificate of Title 509300.

The application includes an assessment of environmental effects.

Bike2Bay 24B Stewart St

The application may be inspected at the following Waikato District Council offices and libraries during normal opening hours:

For hire F L O O R S A N D I N G EQUIPMENT for hire. Ph Raglan Flooring 825 8777.

BOUNCY CASTLE FOR HIRE, entertainment for the kids. Vicki 825 7575. kids. Vicki 8257575.

To Let

H O L I D A Y ACCOMMODATION. Fully furnished home, Raglan. 20 Dec – 20 Feb. Huge lawn for boats and cars, 2 double beds, 2 single beds, 2 lounges, 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms. Weekly linen change and house clean. $200 per night, 3 nights minimum stay. References required. Ph 07 825 7577 H O L I D A Y ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE XMAS DAY – 13 Jan. Sleeps 10 people, would suit family or families. $1000 p/w. Upper Wainui Road. Ph 825 7897 or 0274 257 897.

Situations Vacant

MEDIC FIRST AID CLASSES. Workplace first aid. Ph 027 231 8805.

Always thought you could sing or play an instrument, lets record it and make it happen - one or two track CD - a timeless present! ‘very reasonable rates’

MONGOOSE BMX

Garage Sale

RAGLAN SUMMER SCHOOL MOUNTAIN DREAMING WORKSHOP. Last calls for Susan Flight’s clay colour and firing class. Jan 22 to 25 2011. Inspirational fun! EnquiriesTel: 027 2716157. Brochures: Raglan Information Centre.

Public Notice Of Application Concerning Resource Consent

BMX-MAS

SAT 27 NOVEMBER at 3A Lily Street. 9am. SAT 27 NOVEMBER 23 Smith Street. 8am.

courses, classes & workshops

“ Xmas present with a difference “

Area Supervisor Raglan. (small part-time position). If you live in Raglan, and enjoy flexible working hours including working from home, New Zealand’s leading distribution company needs you. Call Peter: 095740680 or 021664132 Casual work wanted COLOUR ME BEAUTIFUL (CMB) consultant now resident in Raglan. For appointments phone 021 745 007 DO YOU NEED YOUR HOUSE OR HOLIDAY HOME CLEANED? Reliable, honest. Call me, Edith on 825 6599.

Public Notices

RAGLAN MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB. Inaugural meeting. November 25, 7.30pm at Harbour View Hotel. All abilities welcome. AGM WHAINGAROA AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST St. Peters Anglican Church Vestry Room. Bow St. Tues. 7.30 pm 30 November. All Welcome RAGLAN & DISTRICTS MUSEUM SOCIETY Meeting Monday December 6th, 10am at the Supper Room (Town Hall). All Welcome CONGRATULATIONS TO SUE KENDALL of Raglan who won our Raglan Sailing

• Waikato District Council, 15 Galileo Street, Ngaruawahia Club raffle, and thank you to all who supported our recent nautical exhibition and quiz night.

SENIOR CITIZENS ASSOCIATION. In lieu of our December meeting, our Christmas Luncheon will be held on Thursday 2 December at the Raglan Club at 12noon. Cost is $20.00 per member. First meeting for 2011 will be on February 3rd. Yuletide Greetings to all from the committee.

COME JOIN US FOR CHRISTMAS We are planning a Community Christmas get together in the Raglan Town Hall and would love you to join us. There will be a fully catered Christmas meal prepared by Raglan local and top chef Colin Chung and plenty of festive fun for all. So if you are planning to be in Raglan for Christmas and you are on your own why not come and enjoy some Christmas cheer with us. Please call us so we can plan the number of meals to prepare. Contact Sue on: 825 7906

• Public Library, 4 Jesmond Street, Ngaruawahia

Wanted to Buy

• Raglan Office and Library, 7 Bow Street, Raglan The application may also be viewed on the Council website at www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz/Have-your-say/ Public-consultation

LAWNMOWER, must be reliable but reasonably priced. Ph 825 5739 TRAILER FOR SMALL DINGY, reasonable price. 027 6340804

Please contact Ella Makin at Waikato District Council, telephone 07 824 8633, or call free 0800 492 452 if you have any questions about the application. Any person may make a submission on the application. You may do so by sending a written submission to Waikato District Council, Private Bag 544, Ngaruawahia. The submission must be in form 13. Copies of this form are available from Waikato District Council. Submissions close at 5pm on Friday17 December 2010. You must serve a copy of your submission on Scenic Properties 2006 Ltd, whose address for service is PO Box 171 Waikato Mail Centre Hamilton 3240, as soon as reasonably practicable after serving your submission on Waikato District Council.

CASH PAID FOR CARCARS ENGINES TRACTORS TRUCKS OLD MACHINERY GOING OR NOT DERELICT & UNWANTED

Notice given under section 95A of the Resource Management Act 1991 on 20 November 2010.

FREE PICKUP

G J Ion Chief Executive

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what’s on

0800 492 452 www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz

Wanted AMNESTY. We are looking to reclaim missing books. Do you have any Raglan Area School text books lying around your house? If so, please return to the school or drop into the Raglan Town Library return slot (Bow St). Thank you. STORAGE SPACE NEEDED, garage or similar size space to rent. Bronwen 825 7371.

For lease OFFICES/ SHOP GALLERY or CLINIC

For lease in Raglan’s CBD. 70sqm approx, located on 1st floor above Raglan Hot Roast Shop. Suit offices, studio, clinic etc with massive harbor views, large deck & possible accommodation. Phone property manager on 021 363465

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