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Thank you Raglan for your support over the last six years, particularly during the last few weeks with the upcoming elections and with the Structure Plan debacle. I had felt that after six years of being Community Board chairman and with Clint setting his sights on the Mayoralty, I would stand for the Council. It would be great for Raglan to have the Mayor in our town and being the Councillor would mean good things would get done. However with Clint standing for Councillor as well, my standing would in fact split the vote and the impact of this could mean neither of us would get the job … also standing against him didn’t sit well with me. The Role of Community board Chairman is a thankless, toothless role and not one I want to carry on with. Basically all you are is a buffer between the public and the dictates of the Waikato District Council. Being ignored constantly, when offering logical cheaper solutions and having to try and sell their, frankly, dumb and expensive solutions is extremely frustrating. Being part of the team that sits around and talks about ways of pulling the wool over the public eyes and finding yet another excuse to dip into that bottomless pit of money called Ratepayers, is completely abhorrent to me. The complete lack of integrity within an organisation which has a stated policy of never admitting a mistake is probably the main reason I choose to cut my ties at this point. I sincerely hope the incoming Council will recognise this trait and collectively set about changing it …. Not something that can be achieved at the Community Board level. Until this happens good people will not put their hands up for these roles or will not stay when they see what they have to deal with. I urge all the voters of Raglan to Vote for Clint for Mayor and not let this first ever opportunity to slip away. As with every election our town again wheels out a lot of extreme one issue candidates but I trust the democratic process will weed them out and we get good Raglan focused representatives. Peter Storey Chairman Raglan Community Board

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Four in the running for Raglan councillor job Current councillor and deputy mayor Clint Baddeley is standing again for a third three-year term while former councillor Matt Holl is back for another bid almost a decade on from when he last represented Raglan around the council table at Ngaruawahia. Trying for the council again after polling second to Cr Baddeley in 2007 is environmental activist Malibu Hamilton, a longtime local, while the new face belongs to Raglan Chamber of Commerce president Alan Vink, a recent arrival in town. On the strength of his achievements for the community over the past six years Cr Baddeley might arguably have the inside running in a straight four-way fight, but the situation’s not so simple. The senior union advocate turned local body politician is also regarded as a strong chance in a threeway battle for the mayor’s job vacated by Peter Harris – and if he wins the mayoralty he cannot also be Raglan ward councillor. That would hand the seat to the highest poller of the other three ward candidates. The race has been simplified by current Raglan Community Board chairperson Peter Storey’s decision not to try for councillor after all. Mr Storey had been eyeing the job after a six-year “apprenticeship” on the community board, but in the end has opted to stand neither for council nor for re-election to the board. Cr Baddeley, a Raglan resident for nearly 40 years, says he’s gone in to bat for the

majority during his time on council while trying to serve all interests within a very “diverse” community. He says he wants to protect that diversity in his dealings with the controversial Raglan structure plan, and hopes to be able to use his leadership skills – he’s deputy chairman of Trust Waikato and on the Wintec board – combined with his local government knowledge to “weld it all together”. The structure plan is also a high priority for Matt Holl, who says he wants to get it “back on track” by revisiting the Raglan Naturally document of a decade ago and getting a community consensus. “I knew I had to answer the call,” says Mr Holl of his decision to stand again for council. “The gentleman who originally convinced me to be a councillor would be turning in his grave (at today’s structure plan).” Mr Holl served on the council from 1996 to 2001, he says, and had a reputation as an effective and colourful ward councillor for Raglan. Meanwhile Malibu Hamilton, who recently organised two community meetings which led to a council backdown on its tight structure plan submissions deadline – and to last week’s open day on the plan – points to his “strong relationships” with councils, government agencies, tangata whenua and community groups and vows to continue to get “quality outcomes” for Raglan if elected. Mr Hamilton, who has a resource management degree, adds he was “instrumental in getting positive gains in the upgraded waste water treatment plant and involved in the Whaanga Coast sewage strategy that is currently being processed by the council”. The fourth candidate for the Raglan ward seat is Alan Vink, a management consultant and lecturer. He says the platform on which he stands can be summed up by

the three P words of his campaign – people, profit, planet. Every business, he says, must have social wellbeing and, while he’s against profiteering, job opportunities and “legitimate returns” are needed to make up the profit part of his equation. On a wider scale, he adds, the environmental sustainability of the planet – or “greenconscious” business – needs to be taken into account. He is keen too to preserve Raglan’s “natural and cultural heritage”. Mr Vink is also one of the seven new candidates vying for the six Raglan Community Board seats. Surprisingly none of the current board is standing again, and the lineup this time around is Mr Vink, former board member Barry Ashby, Raglan Information Centre’s Noleen Mc Cathie, Plunket stalwart and Classic Car Festival organiser Linda Cole, marketing man and Raglan website operator Rodger Gallagher, longtime Opotoru Road resident Bob MacLeod and engineer Terry Horn. Right out of the picture this time around are the highest poller for the community board at the last elections, lawyer and firefighter Leanna Darby, and current board chairman Mr Storey. He says that after six years on the board he’s had enough of the frustration of “defending bureaucracy”. While he’d like to have stood for council, he didn’t want to oppose Cr Baddeley and risk splitting the vote so neither of them got the job. “I will probably be going up for the councillor’s job next time round,” he says. *A meet-the-candidates public meeting organised by the Raglan Residents and Ratepayers Association will be held in Raglan Town Hall this Saturday, August 28, starting 10.30am. Voting papers are set to be posted out in three weeks, on September 17, and voting runs through until October 9.

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as an independent for the council’s central Waikato seat.

Mr Woodward, who retired from Environment Waikato at the end of last year, insists that “we need some clarity of thinking” at the council table. Environment Waikato, he says, has certain statutory responsibilities that “seem to be getting lost”.

He’s confident he’s up to the job, and adds anyway that “you should never die wondering”. As with the Raglan ward candidates for Waikato District Council, Mr Woodward is in a four-way race. His rivals for the seat are fellow independents Neil McLean and Tipa Mahuta, and Rates Control ticket member Theresa Stark. Edith Symes

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Former insider set on giving council ‘clarity’ Raglan resident Garth Woodward hopes his 25 years’ employment in local government might help him bring “clarity and common sense” to Environment Waikato.

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Two candidates with going on a dozen years’ experience representing Raglan between them, another who was runner-up last time around and a newbie to local government politics – nominations have closed and it’s shaping up as an intriguing fourway race for Raglan ward councillor in the upcoming Waikato District Council elections.

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Healthy bowels, healthy you!

One in three people regularly suffer the effects of digestive upsets. Your overall vitality is, more often than not, a reflection of your inner bowel health.

DID YOU KNOW A healthy bowel will pass a motion every 12 to 24 hours? The colon is largely responsible for the elimination of body waste, all of which is achieved with the help of billions of friendly bacteria. The delicate balance of these little helpers can easily be disturbed. Antibiotics, lack of fibre and fluid, tension, anxiety and depression may all lead to poor bowel health.

At The Herbal Dispensary you will find a vast range of good quality probiotics in capsule and powder form. There are specific combinations to match different ages, covering adults to children, including babies. Have a chat to one of the staff for your best match. Never underestimate the importance of a clean colon!

COMMON SYMPTOMS OF A LAZY BOWEL Skin problems Poor body odour, including bad breath Coated tongue Low energy Headaches Chronic infections Weight gain Wind, flatulence and cramping 4 TIPS FOR A HEALTHY BOWEL Healthy diet-Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables! Enough water-At least 8-10 glasses per day Relaxation-Ease the gut with regular meditation and exercise Healthy bacteria-Take extra probiotics to optimize gut health

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Open day generates interest – and heat Raglan’s proposed commercial expansion into Cliff and Wallis Streets – along with plans for a heritage precinct in the Wi Neera Street area – created “a lot of interest” at last week’s open day on the controversial structure plan, says Waikato District Council.

Council staff say they fielded questions from many of the 200-odd residents who turned up during the afternoon to have their say. But while the Brewer report drawings which reveal more of the thinking behind the CBD proposals were on display for the first time – as promised by council – they were removed from the walls of the town hall supper room during the afternoon because the council says they caused “confusion” over variation 15 of the structure plans on which submissions are now due.

Council staff told the Chronicle that Newmarket urban design planner Kevin Brewer’s detailed drawings prepared last year were “considerations” but they “weren’t reflecting the zoning changes”. However Raglan resident Fiona Edwards, who saw the designs before they were removed, said she believes they caused too much outrage among residents who didn’t want 10-metre high “chicken coops” lining the Cliff Street seafront. When the Chronicle visited the open day, resident Rosie Worsp – who runs both a small accommodation business in town and also Te Akau’s Adventure Waikato – was insisting she’d “sell out” if such developments went ahead in Raglan. “This is all bad taste,” she said of the proposed 10 metre, two storey, medium-

density housing andvisitor accommodation in a block bordered by Cliff and Wallis Streets. “It’s disgusting.” “We don’t need lots more commercial development,” she said. Raglan ward councillor and deputy mayor Clint Baddeley reminded her however that “this is not going to happen next week”. Others at the open day debated the value of developing Raglan so it looked like “every other seaside village” in the country, and saw comparisons with development at Whangamata and Mount Maunganui. Raglan is “unique”, one resident insisted. “Let’s do something different for a change.” Others argued the council should instead be developing the “Raglan Naturally” concepts of how the town should develop, and said the original document of a decade

or so ago had been “completely ignored” by council planners. Despite the negative tone of many comments, council staff say the open day was worthwhile because it provided an opportunity for residents to express their views directly. “We anticipate that those who attended are now better informed to make their submissions to the variation.” Cr Clint Baddeley said the open day “certainly gave (council) staff a lot of food for thought”. Feedback, he said, was diverse. “Some want nothing to change, some want all to change. And there were some good suggestions,” he noted, “particularly from older people.” Submissions close tomorrow, Friday August 27 Edith Symes

Clay Shed one of Raglan’s Making your own hidden treasures garden ceramics Tucked in behind the Old School Arts Centre in Stewart Street is the Clay Shed, a fully operational potters’ studio for those who love to work with clay but don’t have all the facilities at home.

Membership is open to anyone interested. Those wanting access to the studio in their own time can purchase a key, but those who enjoy the opportunity of working with others can come along to an ‘open studio’ session on a Wednesday evening, or join one of the classes held several times a year. The Clay Shed is managed by members of the Raglan Community Arts Council, with Susanne Giessen Prinz and Merren Goodison, both enthusiastic potters themselves, currently taking a lead role. Classes have been held over the past 12 months for both adults and children, taught by Susanne, by Susan Flight, and by Clare Wimmer who has been closely associated with development of the Clay Shed from the start. Susanne’s latest class of children, which she teaches with the assistance of Mike Vine, is making an imaginative range of lanterns and candle holders, as unique and varied as the children themselves. The Clay Shed is equipped with an electric kiln, several wheels and a slab roller as well as heaps of tools and other equipment. Learners and those who

only have a few items to fire can join a group firing for a share of the cost, but more prolific potters can hire the whole kiln. Raku firings are also carried out from time to time.

While the Clay Shed has been in operation for several years now, it has recently gone through a renaissance with increased numbers of people of all ages wanting to learn. Susanne and Merren have done a grand spring clean, the sagging roof of the building has been fixed, and equipment repaired. While the studio is mainly a user-pays operation, donations and sponsorships have meant costs at least for children’s classes can be kept to a minimum. Susanne Giessen Prinz and Susan Flight both donated the proceeds from raffles of their work, ASR sponsored clay for one children’s class, and a donation from Andreas Broring provided resources for another. To find out more about more about this community treasure, you can either visit during a Creative Market, when Merren and Susanne run an open studio session, or call Jacqueline, arts administrator at the Old School on 825 0023, . Beginners and those who still have a lot to learn about working with clay will find the informal support and help from the more experienced potters really helpful. Judith Collins

While chilly weather may be keeping us indoors, its not to soon to be dreaming of our summer gardens.

What better time to make some beautiful ceramic pieces to tuck among the plants. Susan Flight, one of Raglan’s best known ceramic artists, is offering a 6 week class on Tuesday mornings at the Clay Shed behind the Old School, where you can learn to make tiles, hand built character pots, water bowls, etc for your patio or garden. The sessions will cover basic finishes, including the natural look oxides and the more colourful under-glazes and slip decoration. Cost for the 6 sessions is $70, with modest extra charges for finishes and use of the kiln. Susan will provide clay for the first class on 7 September, then you will be required to get your own from Waikato Ceramics in West St, Frankton. This will be a relaxed class where you work at your own pace, explore your own creative gifts, and end up with at least a couple of really attractive items for your garden or for gifts. If you have never played with clay before, give it a go – you will be amazed what can be made using even simple techniques, and the garden is a very flattering environment if something doesn’t turn out quite as planned – a seriously lopsided pot I made at a previous class looks fine tucked under a fern. Book soon as places are limited – to register call Susan on 07 210 3000 or Jacqueline on 825 0023 or Judith Collins


In a recent article the Raglan Chronicle told you about the work underway to build the Te Uku wind farm. Meridian Energy, in partnership with WEL Networks, is entering a busy and exciting stage of construction and will be starting to transport turbine components to the site starting late September to November. The article said these components would pass through the community during the night – this is incorrect. Meridian would like to clarify that we are endeavouring to schedule turbine movements at times that minimise disruption to the community, such as after peak morning traffic periods and other commuter times. Raglan area residents and businesses will receive some preliminary information about the turbine movements in their letterboxes during the week of 30 August. We will provide more detailed information in the coming weeks to help you plan upcoming journeys to avoid delays wherever possible.

Children at work in the Clay Shed

We want to reassure you we are absolutely committed to doing all we can to carefully manage the turbine movements with least inconvenience to you. Robert Batters – Te Uku wind farm project manager

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The Importance of Servicing your Farm Bikes As we expect more and more from our farm bikes these days, servicing has become more important than ever.



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You still hear people say “my TRX300 was the best bike ever”, and, they were a fantastic reliable bike. The truth is if you rode one nowadays it would be under powered, hard to steer, have spongy brakes and it would shake your teeth out. Modern bikes are more powerful have improved suspension, stronger brakes and turn much better than the older bikes. This has allowed us to be able to ride them faster, tow more, carry more, go up steeper hills, the list goes on. All of this adds up to more stress on your machine. To make these bikes more powerful, handle better, stop better etc, they do need higher quality components. Here are some examples of old vs new. Carburettor vs Fuel Injection = better power delivery and fuel efficiency but more fuel filters to service. Suspension Bushes vs Suspension bearings = Much

smoother operation allowing superior handling but more servicing. Drum Brakes vs Disc Brakes = Brakes that aren’t affected by water or mud but wear quicker. Us Kiwi’s push these things to the limit without worrying about weight restrictions or the toughest environment in the world. If it will tow it, we will tow. If it will climb it, we will climb it. We must also be aware of the safety issues by not keeping your bike serviced. We hear far too often of accidents involving farm bikes, not all related to faulty machinery. Incorrect tyre pressures is a major cause of accidents. So simple but so important. Hopefully keeping your bike serviced will keep you safe, save you money in the long run and keep you riding a reliable bike. Regards, Peter Bryant

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A film that depicts the early days of Raglan’s surfing culture has just been released in New Zealand for the first time.

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Last Paradise tells the story of a group of pioneering extreme sport enthusiasts who travel the world in search of adventure. Shot over a 40year period the film isn’t just about surf and snow – it also provides an important insight into the way our planet has changed during that period. Director and producer of the film Clive Neeson is a scientist who grew up on safari in East Africa before moving to Raglan at the age of eight. Here he talks about those early days in Raglan, his inspiration to travel and his 40-year film project. What was life like in Raglan during those early years? I was 8 years old when we came to Raglan. Our Dad bought an old pub - the Harbour View Hotel - in a little hick town called Raglan. We’d heard about surfing at Mount Maunganui and spent years practicing it on the mudflats at Raglan, wishing we lived on the East coast until one day we discovered what was over the hill. In the 70’s we met some of the early bohemian travelers in Raglan like Miki Dora who told us about unknown paradises - Bali, Mexico. That was the beginning of a global safari. We built movie camera rigs and water housings and hitched round the world to explore and discover new places. Where did your inspiration to get involved with adventure sports and travel the world come from? Growing up on African safari and filming wild animals is where we developed the unhealthy appetite for danger, risk and raw adventure. My mother was raised in an orphanage and had no childhood, so she compensated by taking on adventures in the outdoors, with 4 kids, all boys. In New Zealand there were no limits like Africa, so we were always out there. That’s where we met the other like-minded kids – who would become the pioneers of adventure sports. Surfing was just the beginning of the journey of sports innovation.

You’ve been filming your adventures for 40 years. Was it therefore always your intention to make this film or did the idea emerge in later years? I began filming in the 1960s. By 17 years old (1972) I had an idea of a film and what the theme would be. It’s been referred to as the longest gestation period of any New Zealand film (40 years). Last Paradise provides an insight into how our world has changed in 40 years - culturally, environmentally and technologically. What would you say are the most obvious changes that have occurred in New Zealand? And do you believe there is any way to counter this change? The biggest change in NZ to us is the impact on the water quality. That’s because we have been familiar with it on a daily basis over 40 years. Deforestation and intensive farming have taken a big toll. In the film we don’t preach - we take the audience on a journey in original footage to experience the world for themselves over 40 years. You relive it all first hand and make the conclusions for yourself. We all accept the world we are born into as the norm. In Last Paradise we are made aware of how the planet was a generation before and the extent and nature of the changes - and a clear glimpse of where we are going. The changes we have seen in New Zealand are due to our adoption of an economic model that feeds on consumerism and perpetual growth. But as we discover in the film there is another model, which better leads to what we all want for New Zealand. You and your friends in the film are described as ‘mavericks.’ Do you think there’s still room in today’s society for mavericks? The film embraces the maverick spirit. The characters include adventure pioneers, and scientists. It’s the story of Kiwi innovation from Ernest Rutherford to AJ Hackett and how it led to New Zealand’s reputation as world capital of adventure sports. The film inspires people to go out and find their own path, rather than to follow the pied piper. As such, it’s not about doing what these guys did but exploring something new, which doesn’t exist yet.









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What are you hoping that those who watch Last Paradise will take away with them? Firstly it’s a good fun watch. Secondly, inspiration and awareness of where we are going in the world and how to manage it. It’s rewarding to get feedback from people of all ages who say the film stayed with them for days and altered their outlook. That’s what it was meant to do. And entertain to the max. Where do you consider home to be these days? The same place it always was from the beginning - on safari, in the camper van. The screening of Last Paradise in Hamilton on Monday 23 August was a sell-out. It is hoped that more screenings will be announced shortly. Emma Brooks

This way of life Catch this award winning New Zealand documentary featuring the Karena family, who have chosen an alternative lifestyle to that which is mainstream - a life in harmony with earth, family and the cycle of nature. Shot over four years, the cinematography is breathtaking, the intimacy comforting and the courage inspiring.

beyond mere portraiture and into a realm of metaphysics, melancholia and cosmic doubt”.

The world’s film review bible Variety, describes This Way of Life as “A collision of realities - earthly nature vs human nature” with a “very big heart catapulting this Kiwi-made story of a Maori family

This Way of Life has just screened in New York and Los Angeles as part of the International Documentary Association’s DocuWeeks showcase - pitting this low budget gem from Aotearoa against some of the major players in the genre of documentary - for Academy Award nomination. Check out more information on - or catch a screening at the Old School Arts Centre on Sat 11th and Sun 12th Sept @ 6.00 pm - more details in our ad on page 11.

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The search is on for NZ’s Senior Achievers

Nominations are being sought from around the country for the Countdown Senior New Zealander of the Year 2011 as part of the New Zealander of the Year Awards. This award is open to those aged 60 and over, and celebrates an ability to continue to achieve and contribute to the nation. The Senior New Zealander of the Year Award provides kiwis of all ages the opportunity to express their appreciation and admiration for the achievements and endeavours of our senior New Zealanders.

Nominees could be involved in business, sport, arts, education, clubs, and community groups or volunteering and will have contributed to the welfare of our nation through achieving excellence in their chosen field of endeavour; they will present a significant, positive image of aging and be a role model to the wider community. New Zealander of the Year Awards Manager Grant McCabe is encouraging all New Zealanders to nominate someone over 60 years of age for this prestigious award. Mr McCabe says “There are so many older New Zealanders who are and for many years

have been making exceptional contributions to their communities and our country and these people deserve recognition for their commitments”. The Senior New Zealander of the Year award is sponsored by Countdown and Elizabeth Ryley, Progressive Enterprises General Manager Communications and Marketing says “As a young nation many of our older New Zealanders have helped shape this country during their life time. This award provides New Zealanders of all ages with the opportunity to express their appreciation and admiration for the contributions and endeavours of our seniors.”

The winner of the Countdown Senior New Zealander of the Year will be awarded their trophy and $5,000 prize money at a gala awards presentation dinner in Auckland on the 2nd February 2011. All nominees will receive a certificate of achievement or encouragement in recognition of their contribution. Nominations close on Friday 22nd October and nomination forms are available from Countdown Supermarkets, Kiwibank and Mitre 10 branches or by free phone 0508 692 927. You can also nominate online at or text ‘nominate’ to 244 for more information.

A Playcentre for Raglan? Xtreme recycling information New(ish) Raglan resident and mother of a toddler, Renée Boyer-Willisson, has found herself having numerous discussions with other local parents about the lack of a nearby Playcentre. She’s decided to stop talking and start doing, so has made initial contact with the President of the Waikato Playcentre Association, who is keen to assist. Playcentres offer an alternative to day care or kindergarten for parents who want to take an active part in their children’s early childhood learning. The centres are run by qualified practitioners, are eligible for Ministry funding, are supported by district headquarters, and are able to offer children all the

resource and educational benefits of ECE learning centres while encouraging parents to be present and involved. Although Renée has a keen team (including at least one ECE-trained teacher), Playcentre-trained staff are required to access full government funding. Training will be offered to interested parents but she hopes to find one or two who are already trained and wanting to participate. Possible venue suggestions would also be welcome. If anyone is interested in helping to organise a Raglan Playcentre, has a Playcentre qualification or has a venue suggestion ,please contact Renée on or 021 044 7656.

Amendment to Xtreme Collection Route As of the MONDAY 6th September, the following streets will have their kerbside rubbish and recycling collection day changed from a Tuesday to a MONDAY.

Wainui Road (east of the one lane bridge), Whitley St, Norrie Ave, Stewart St, Bankart St, Helen Place, Tidd Drive, Gilmour St, Johnson St, Point St, Tutchen Ave, Kaitoke Road and Upper Bow St. This is to alleviate the pressure on the Tuesday collection, which has gradually increased in size as new houses are built on some of the subdivisions.




6th Won 60-40

Karepa Mataira Angus Reeves

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Zane MacDonald Maru Maniapoto-Whitiora

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Abbey Gunn Joseph Waitere


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11th Lost

Luke Vercoe Conrad Batt Cullen Robertson

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Luke Lovini Joseph Meek

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If you live on the streets listed above, please mark the date MONDAY 6th September as the date for changing to putting your rubbish and recycling out for collection on a MONDAY from then onwards. Residents on the affected streets should have received letters notifying them of this change Any queries should be made to Xtreme Waste 07 825 6509 or email

IN the GREEN RECYCLING CRATE GLASS BOTTLES AND JARS only – Green, brown and Clear – NO broken glass ALUMINIUM CANS AND CLEAN FOIL PLATES TIN/STEEL CANS BREAD BAGS AND BUBBLE WRAP – secure inside one bag PLASTICS – no’s 1, 2 and 5 only (look for the triangle of arrows with a number in it on the bottom or on side of the container/bottle (note –we DO NOT collect , tetrapaks, meat trays, nappies, broken glass, light bulbs – these are items often found in the recycling crate) KEEP SEPARATE and place beside your crate PAPER AND CARDBOARD WHAT: Cardboard –Clean flattened boxes, cereal boxes, washing powder boxes, card packaging etc. Paper – Office paper, magazines, glossies, junk mail, envelopes etc HOW: Separate cardboard and paper from each other Cardboard, flatten, secure and place beside or under your crate Paper - Put in bag, box or separate crate and place beside your other recycling OTHER INFO Please note that our kerbside recycling collection area does not extend out past Greenslade Road Please write your street address on the side of your crate(s) If you do not have a recycling crate contact the Raglan Council Office Any questions call 07 825 6509

Raglan Junior Rugby There is only one game remaining for our Junior Rugby teams, although looking at the players and the amount of stamina that remains, you’d think the season had only just begun! And so, with the end of the season upon us, that means its time to congratulate every player on their efforts this season.

Just a friendly reminder on how and what to recycle. If your crate has not been emptied it may be because the wrong materials have been put in it. Please remember that paper and cardboard should not be mixed in with your other recycling, but kept separate. We suggest putting all paper in a bag next to your crate. Cardboard should be flattened and secured so it doesn’t blow away and placed beside or under your crate.

of the 12th grade which is playing finals rugby against Pirongia at Stan Heather Park in Hamilton. I seem to recall a few weeks back that both our Senior A and B teams had to challenge Pirongia in finals too... that Pirongia club just won’t go away will they!!

To all our teams, play hard, play fair and give it heaps. We are behind you all the way.

We extend a warm invitation to all parents, whanau and friends to join us this Saturday, 28 August on the sideline from 9.30am for a few games of awesome rugby.

At the completion of games, we will hold our annual prizegiving (indoors if it’s wet, outdoors if fine and not too soggy) at approximately 12.00pm (allowing for the 12th grade to return home).

All teams are at home with the exception

Who will be honoured with Most

Promising Junior Player or get to hold the Wilfred Neil Sportsmanship Trophy aloft? Will there be a team that takes home the Beckett Trophy for being undefeated this season? Come and check it out... it’d be great to see you!

The virtue of nagging... After reading the Chronicle article about the wharf, (20 August), I realise that unless we all show that we are awake and wanting action the whole thing will drag on. It is a difficult set of dilemmas, does the basic wharf structure need just repairs or some major replacements? How much of the upgrading planned for 2013/14 can be brought forward and incorporated in rebuilding the business premises? I can remember an artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impression, a few years ago, of a very complex new

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wharf development that is probably out of the question at present. But present planning needs to allow for more ambitious future development. When faced with a difficult decision, bureaucracies have a tendency to keep deferring, consulting, referring back, all punctuated by a lot of head scratching. It is difficult to see how obtaining resource consent could be much of a problem, it is only a question of renovating a well established facility. Things can move fast when there is sense of urgency. That is certainly true for those made unemployed by the fire and the

rest of us who miss buying our fresh fish and having a chat. Perhaps we need to learn a lesson from nagging children who have perfected the art of going on and on with their tearful requests until you give in to quite unreasonable demands, just for the sake of peace. If the community nags enough action on this reasonable request should result. There may be some small disagreements about details but on this issue there is unlikely to be any of the major community rifts which can slow things down.

Letters cont... Dear Editor It is no secret that I have vested interests in our Raglan wharf and what develops there. I sponsored a public meeting on the same and endorsed the wish that the buildings be replaced as much like what was there as possible. However I find that the wharf under structure adjacent to the hard fill, a portion of which carried the outer several metres of the old buildings is very badly corroded and probably unsafe to carry any new building. I asked council what income had been received from wharfage over the past 3 years and have been informed that there has been none. Thus repair, reconstruction of this bit of the structure would be an extreme waste of funding. I suggest that to meet the wishes of us all, that the building be reduced in size and moved several metres onto the apron that is adjacent and that the cheapest option is probable to sheath the hard fill with a continuous steel piling and remove most of the wharf that is there. None of the businesses actually require wharfage facilities and thus a compromise appears necessary to prevent costly waste.

Dear Sir Following the failure of the August Community Board meeting local residents have continued to suggest that I stand for the Board in the coming election. A fewweeks ago I wrote to the Chronicle advising that I would not be standing. After considering the pressing needs of the community I have decided to stand in the election. Thank you to Wendy Coxhead and Terry Horn for your confidence in nominating me. Rodger Gallagher

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what’s on SAT 28 AUGUST @ RAGLAN TOWN HALL. “MEET THE CANDIDATES” MEETING. 10.30AM. The public is invited to meet the candidates standing for the Raglan Community Board and The Raglan Ward at a meeting on Saturday, 28 August 2010, in the Raglan Town Hall at 10.30am. Organised by the Raglan Residents & Ratepayers Assn. Contacts : 825 8041 or 825 8521 SUN 29 AUGUST @ RAGLAN AREA SCHOOL. SurfsideKids zone. 10am. Enquiries 825 5199. MON 30 AUGUST @ THE UNION CHURCH HALL. Care & Craft. 9.30am. RAGLAN LIGHT EXERCISE GROUP. Meets Mon & Thurs 1011am @ the Old Gospel Hall, Raglan West. MON 30 AUGUST @ TE UKU CHURCH HALL. Surfside Mainly Music. 9.30am. MON 30 AUGUST @ THE RAGLAN CLUB. 500 cards, 1pm.

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MON 30 AUGUST (& EVERY MON) @ RAGLAN COMMUNITY HOUSE. NA Meeting. 7pm. WED 1 SEPTEMBER. RAGLAN RAMBLERS. Lake Ngaroto. Meet @ the car park next to the Fire Station. 9am. WED 1 SEPTEMBER @ BLACKSAND CAFÉ. Knitting Circle from 9.30am. All welcome. Beginners welcome. WED 1 SEPTEMBER @ TE UKU CHURCH HALL. Surfside Mainly Music. 9.30am. THURS 2 SEPTEMBER @ THE RAGLAN CLUB. Ecuhre. All welcome. 6pm. THURS 2 SEPTEMBER (& EVERY THURS) @ RAGLAN COMMUNITY HOUSE. AA Meeting. 7pm. THURS 2 SEPTEMBER @ COMMUNITY HOUSE. SurfsideYouth group van pickup 7.15pm. Enquiries 825 5199. SAT 4 SEPTEMBER @ RAGLAN TOWN HALL. St Peter’s Ladies Guild Mini-Fair. Cakes, produce, plants, toys, CDs, raffles etc. 9am. with hinges + locks, 2 unframed. Ph Kathy 825 7218.

BELLE FIORE CHINA plates & bowls. Right Up My Alley, Volcom Lane.

Advanced Vitamin therapy Free skin consult with microdermabrasion specialist Ph Jen 825 5742.

BBQ Canvas designer BBQ covers

3 BEDRM APARTMENT FOR RENT New Heatpump. Newly renovated kitchen and bathroom. Wrap around decks. Bottom floor of two storey house on rural Wainui Road. Awesome harbour and mountain views . Phone 0273355267. SNUG 3BDRM HOUSE CONTEMPORARY, heat pump. Sun drenched courtyard. Suit longterm professional couple. $300 p/w. 021 185 2895. 2 BEDROOM HOUSE, close to town $230 per week phone 825 0060 3-4 BDRM HOME ON LIFESTYLE BLOCK. 5kms from Raglan. Amazing harbour views. No inside pets. $380 p/w incl lawns. Ph 825 8433. SUNNY COTTAGE, 2 BDRM, Garage/w/shop, large deck. Dogs welcome. Sea Views. $280/week. Ph Judy 0212505088.


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FIREWOOD. DRY. $100 delivered. Ph 825 5200.

PLEASE NOTE YOT CLUB has a one-way door after 12. (You can’t come in after 12). WEDNESDAYS@YOT CLUB. LOW KEY. Free pool, $5 beers, DJ BRex.

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THURS 26TH AUGUST @ BLACKSAND CAFÉ. Hurricane v blues / handsome giants 9pm. $10. THURS 26 AUGUST @ ORCA. Raglan Musicians Club. Free entry. SAT 28 AUGUST @ ORCA. Karaoke. Free entry.

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For hire FLOORSANDING EQUIPMENT for hire. Ph Raglan Flooring 825 8777.

Public Notice SENIOR CITIZENS ASSOCIATION. In lieu of our monthly meeting a bus trip to Lealong Tea producers plus the Base. The bus fare will be subsidised by the S.C.Assn. Cost to Lealong is $20 per member. The

I AM looking for work in Raglan on Sundays, Mondays or Tuesdays. Experience in hospitality, basic business admin, customer service, outdoor work, computer work. Anything considered and keen to learn. Please call Gabrielle 8257552 or txt 0277787391 and I’ll call you back.

IT’S A BOY! Raymond & Rachel Bailey proudly announce the birth of their beautiful son “Lenny”. Born on Thursday, 12th August at 5:07pm and weighing 6lb 7oz. Many thanks to Jeana Grace our midwife and to the lovely staff at Waterford Birthing Centre. Welcome to the world Lenny and welcome home to Raglan!

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Screening: Sat 11 & Sun 12 September @ Old School Arts Centre, 6pm.

$10 adults, $5 kids under 11 yrs. Food & beverages available ($5 curry & rice bowl). To help fund Don & Otis’ trip to the World Kickboxing Champs in Serbia.

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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:

Ranger Hunter Waikato Area Office The Department of Conservation is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced person to join our Waikato Conservancy Hunting team. The focus of this position is primarily goat and other pest control throughout the Waikato Conservancy. This position includes a large component of field work, and the successful applicant will have a high level of fitness. Ideally you will have: s A desire to proactively control animal pests using your current skills and further develop through training provided s Proven data recording skills s A current driver’s licence s Firearms licence. For further information please contact Dion Patterson, telephone 07 850 9364. For an application pack, contact Elisa Karwowski,, or the Waikato Area Office, telephone 07 850 8378, quoting Vacancy 63/308. Applications close in the Waikato Area Office, PO Box 20025, Te Rapa, Hamilton 3241 at Noon on Monday 6 September 2010.

Dawn Brock Bow St Tenancy P O Box 132 Hamilton 3240 Ph 07 834 3311 Email

THANK YOU RAGLAN Base Civil Limited recently completed an upgrade of the raised crossings in Raglan for Waikato District Council. This involved closures of Bow Street. We would like to sincerely thank the people of Raglan, particularly local business who were disrupted during the works. Even though we were creating disruption and noise everybody was understanding, friendly and helpful. We hope you are happy with the outcome and enjoy the improvements. From the team at Base Civil Limited We appreciate feedback, good and bad so please feel free to comment via email at or P O Box 5599, Hamilton

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Raglan Scout Hall as it currently stands on Cliff Street

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