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1st December 2016 - Issue #522




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From the land of OZ: Fifteen-year-old Sequoia Gavin-McCabe as Dorothy led a cast of 40 children and teens from Raglan Theatre Academy who brought the iconic last-century story – written by L Frank Baum but made famous by Hollywood’s Judy Garland in the 1939 screen adaptation – to life. Image thanks to Leanne Roughton. Dear Editor On November 21 there was a formal opening of the new Lorenzen Bay waterside improvements. This work has been done by a private individual. As I understand it, the local council has only belatedly come to the party. The improvements will make using the waterside much more user-friendly. Boats coming to the waterside to pick up additional people will be much less likely to lose their paint if they accidentally bump the waterside or have forgotten to put fenders out. For people like me, coming out of the water on the old rough steps was a painful experience. I

realise this is not an important aspect of the improvements on a wide scale. However, my feet are very important to me and I am sure there will be many other grateful swimmers. In the summer months, Lorenzen Bay attracts an increasing number of out of town visitors who will be impresses by yet another sign that Raglan has moved a long way from the rather wild west look that it had when I first visited it in 1970. Well done to those who got these improvements done without help from local bodies. Ian McKissak Raglan

Dear Editor When we were advised to boil and conserve water on Monday morning, 14 November, due to problems caused by the earthquake, we had to make a quick decision and advise our scheduled guests that we were not able to welcome them at the Bryant Retreat that day. This was understandably very disappointing for women who had been waiting for this respite opportunity for many months. On Tuesday I was able to have conversations with two of the WDC communications team, Cheryl and Theresa, regarding the situation. Given that their phones must have been running hot, I was overwhelmed by their patience in explaining what was happening, and their reassurances that they would keep me updated. And this they did, to the extent that I felt it safe to accept our group by Wednesday afternoon.

Our guests entered into the community spirit by drinking bottled and boiled water and keeping showering to a minimum. Just before close of business on Thursday, I had another call from Theresa, advising of the all-clear with regards to the water purity, but still suggesting we boil and conserve for another 24 hours. What wonderful service! This could not have been an easy time for the council, and certainly not for all affected by the situation, but it was so warming to see how everyone pulled together on this. So, on behalf of the Bryant Retreat for Women, I would like to say thank you to the WDC and all those who kept us updated. Because of your work, we have some very relieved women, getting the breaks they deserve, in a place that is proud to be part of this warm and caring community! Robin Riddle Raglan




Raglan production of ‘Oz’ blows away full houses


L to R: The Scarecrow (Poppy Holland), Lion (Tom Hannon), Tin Man (Ollie Holland) and Dorothy (Sequoia Gavin-McCabe) during the weekend's shows. All images thanks to Leanne Roughton.

here could scarcely have been a better weekend for locals to be transported from grim reality to a world of fantasy. As wild westerlies buffeted Raglan, locals packed the town hall last Saturday and Sunday for three sell-out shows of ‘Oz’, an ambitious adaptation of the classic musical which sees a young farm girl whisked away in a tornado from Kansas to a make-believe land of witches and Munchkins where good ultimately overcomes evil. Fifteen-year-old Sequoia GavinMcCabe as Dorothy led a cast of 40 children and teens from Raglan Theatre Academy who brought the iconic last-century story – written by L Frank Baum but made famous by Hollywood’s Judy Garland in the 1939 screen adaptation – to life. Sequoia’s standout performance was well supported by those of the scarecrow (Poppy Holland) who needs a brain, the tin man (Ollie Holland) missing a heart and the cowardly lion (Tom Hannon) in search of courage. Together with Dorothy’s dog, Toto,

they follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet “the great and powerful” wizard of Oz, played creditably by a moustached Connor Marquand. Their adventures along the way with a lively supporting cast didn’t falter, and captivated the crowds for each of the oneand-a-half hour performances. Producer and drama teacher Ruth Hare – who was delighted with the success of the show – coaches her young proteges weekly at the Old School Arts Centre. “They’re such a passionate bunch of kids,” she told the Chronicle. She teaches them theatre skills and techniques the first half of the year, working towards a full-scale production after that. But this year’s show was at a whole new level, she reckons. “There were so many different elements, from live music to dance, singing, acting … it was all go.” Ruth credits her production team for transforming ‘Oz’ into an on-stage extravaganza, making particular mention of costume designer Maddie Alexander and set designer Simon Willisson. Edith Symes

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Support flows in from near and far for ill childcare teacher, designer

Simon collecting driftwood for the Let's Grow playground.

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upport has been pouring in from

inventive Raglan childcare teacher Simon Willisson, who is being treated for leukemia in Waikato Hospital. The $4000 raised by Monday has come from as far afield as his native England, Ireland, America and Australia, says Aaron Zaini, co-owner of Let’s Grow Early Learning Centre with wife Kylie. Kylie recently set up a donation page for Simon through the Givealittle website, and by early this week there were 50-odd donations ranging from $5 to $500. The couple hopes it will help their “dedicated” employee and friend feel free of financial stress while undergoing chemotherapy. The 59-year-old has worked alongside the young couple “every step of the way”,

says Kylie of the business they established on Wainui Road nearly three years ago. Simon – who’s not only a teacher but also an accomplished movie and theatre set builder – was busy designing the Let’s Grow playground even before that, she adds, and has been Aaron’s right-hand man in terms of maintenance ever since. The pair went on many driftwoodcollecting missions down Mokau way, for instance, before Simon built Let’s Grow’s distinctive fences and its quirky childfriendly hobbit hole. Aaron says Simon’s creativity extends well beyond fancy driftwood fencing, and he was building a playground out the back of the Local Eatery in Wallis St the day he was diagnosed with leukemia. Before that he’d designed the set for last weekend’s local theatre production, ‘Oz’,


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in the town hall. And he’s done the same for Whaingaroa Youth Movement’s annual end-of-year dance production, which will be staged later this month. Simon also put together the recent Let’s Grow art auction next door at RockIt Kitchen, an event which this year raised funds for Raglan Volunteer Fire Brigade. Now, ironically, the local service wants to donate back to Simon directly from its next big fundraiser, the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge, which raises money annually for Leukemia & Blood Cancer NZ. Kylie says it’s “amazing” how the community has come together to support Simon. Locals have not only donated to his Givealittle page but have supplied items from their businesses to be raffled off. “We’ve looked at every avenue to raise money for him … it just might bridge a bit of a gap.” Simon is overwhelmed with the support, she says. “He would never ask for anything himself.” Because Simon’s a man who needs to be kept busy, she adds, he’s certainly not wasting time while in isolation at the hospital. He’s working on the sequel to his first kidult novel about WillieSmak WidderShins, which was written with his young daughter, Ember, in mind and published back in 2014 by Amazon. It’s a bit of a fantasy world that may help distract Simon from his health issues, his friends hope. *Go to supportingsimonwillisson to donate to the cause. Or buy raffle tickets directly from Let’s Grow at 248 Wainui Rd. Edith Symes

Let's Grow are running two raffles for their wonderful teacher Simon who is taking some time off to focus on his health. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5 and are available to buy from the Let’s Grow office (248 Wainui Road). A Big thank you to all the people who have donated to Simon’s ‘Give a Little’ page and who have also donated the items in the raffle. Raffle one: 2 x photos from Raglan Photo Gallery, citrine crystal & resin ring from Earth & Stone, bouquet of flowers from Raglan Buds Flower Farm, $25 voucher from Rock-it Café, A3 Raglan print from G.Design, gourmet platter from Bach Bites, one hour remedial/relaxation or deep tissue massage from Raglan Seaside Massage, 1 jar of mango & tumeric & 1 jar of natural greek style Raglan Coconut Yoghurt, 1kg jar of Raglan Honey, 5 bottles of Duck Point wine from the Poulter Group, an organic face care pack from Saya Skin Care, a t-shirt voucher from Bad Things and a $60 voucher from the Local Eatery. Raffle two: 2 x photos from Raglan Photo Gallery, a wash/cut/dry from the Hair Box, a family Christmas FeastBox, assorted popcorn bags from Sweet As Popcorn, A4 moon print from G.Design, family size churro pack from Raglan Cruisers, jar of blackcurrant & vanilla Raglan Coconut Yoghurt, $25 voucher from Rock-it Café, 1kg jar of Raglan Honey, 6 pack of beer from Raglan Brewing Company, a surf lesson for 2 from Green Wave Surf School, a t.shirt voucher from Bad Things, a succulent centre piece from Ginny at For the Love of Landscape, apparel & accessories from the Raglan Surf Co and a facial from Sarah Sands. The raffles will be drawn on December the 16th.

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hristmas is just around the corner C and what better way to get cracking on decorating your house and buying presents than a visit to Raglan Clay Shed’s fundraising exhibition.

The Raglan Spirit of Christmas Art exhibition is on at the Old School Arts Centre until December 10, with all items for sale ranging in price from $5 to $500. The exhibition is a fundraiser for the new Creative Space, a two-storey building that will replace the existing Clay Shed and will include a community room to be used by children’s dance, drama and theatre groups. About 12 Clay Shed members and other Raglan artists have work included in the exhibition, with at least 25 per cent of the sales going towards fundraising efforts. Organiser Susanne Giessen Prinz, who teaches children’s clay and has herself made clay plates and Christmas decorations for the fundraiser, says the exhibition is cash and carry, therefore always changing. The exhibition opened on Saturday and includes more than just pottery. Fabric art, glass, paintings, prints, jewellery, driftwood Christmas trees and even festively packaged brownie mixture is up for sale. “They look great,” says Susanne of the jars of brownie mix, “and I’ve been told they taste excellent.” Susanne says the exhibition features work by established artists, such as the Monster Company, Denise Fort, Miranda Jane Caird and Jane Galloway, and residents who have only just started out in their craft.

Susanne Giessen Prinz among the Christmassy artworks in Raglan Spirit of Christmas Art exhibition. “Some people only started pottery about three months ago but have already sold a piece,” she says, pointing to some clay native birds – a kokako, rock ren and bellbird – made by new Clay Shed member Anita Seddon. “They are groovy, it's a lot of work to have a piece like this.” Glass Christmas decorations by Raewyn Fitch, who started her craft in June, have been selling like “hot cakes”. “She has had to go home and make some more.” For her own Christmas purchase, Susanne chooses a pendant – a pohutukawa flower set in resin – by Wonderland, who makes all sorts of

“really quirky things”. “First sale of the day,” she says, and rearranges the hole left by the hanging pendant. Susanne, who sometimes feels like “the dragon” in the Clay Shed for forever telling everyone to clean up after themselves, says the old pottery studio is fast running out of space for the many members. The Old School is a busy environment, she says, and demonstrates with a pirouette: “Many dancers also.” * The Raglan Spirit of Christmas Art exhibition is open every day, 10am-2pm, at the Old School Arts Centre until December 10. Inger Vos

Numbers of shorebirds declining in Raglan Harbour

Godwit numbers decline 4-5 percent every year.


horebird populations in Raglan are declining, according to data gathered by Birds NZ (formerly the Ornithological Society of New Zealand).

A census of shorebirds in New Zealand’s harbours is conducted twice a year, in June and November, and a count was made at high tide in Raglan on November 14. Department of Conservation ranger Bruce Postill, who helped with the Raglan census, said there was 35 years of data relating to Raglan’s wader populations and the trend showed that there was an overall decline in shorebirds – the same that is happening nationwide. In the Raglan census in November, the most abundant population was 560 bar-tailed godwits in the stretch of beach north of the harbour entrance. “There are roughly 4-5 per cent less godwits every year,” said Bruce. He said the numbers of all Arcticbreeding waders, like godwits, knots and turnstones, were declining globally due to habitat loss in East Asia, particularly around the Yellow Sea where most of the birds stopped

to refuel during migration. The red-billed gull, a onceabundant species at any beach, has also suffered massive declines, with only two of the noisy scavengers spotted last month near the airfield. Bruce said ornithologists were less sure about what was behind the drop in numbers of New Zealand’s commonest seagull. “It could be better management of rubbish … a decline in fisheries … we just don’t know.” He said shorebirds, which feed from the beaches, mudflats and estuaries at low tide, were a measure of a harbour’s health, with sediments and nutrient runoff from farms affecting their food source. Bruce said Raglan Harbour was of poor quality, with little shellfish for the birds. Other birds such as bitterns, which spear fish, rely on clear water to be able to see their catch. He said the harbours of Kawhia and Aotea were in a better state for shorebirds. “Aotea is one of the best. It is very shallow so it empties out and fills up again.” Adrian Riegen, who produces

a brief annual report on all the census data from the regions, said the numbers of shorebirds could fluctuate seasonally due to changes in available food at any given site. “This may make birds move to other estuaries or harbours for periods (of time) and this can be reflected in the number of birds counted. “The birds are counted on one day in June and one in November so weather can affect the counts as well.” He said oystercatcher numbers were also declining. Oystercatchers breed in braided rivers in the South Island, but many of their nests were being trampled by stock. “The spoonbill numbers all around New Zealand have increased dramatically over the last 20 years with many seen in new places now.” Spoonbills breed in Okarito in the South Island but it is hoped that they might start breeding in the Raglan Harbour where their numbers have been rising over the years. However, none were counted in the November census because the king tide meant there was nowhere for them to roost. “This census was a little different with the moon being so close. A big tide resulted, covering the usual roost sites,” said Bruce. There are six shorebird species in New Zealand that only exist because of conservation efforts, including the New Zealand dotterel. Five dotterel were recorded north of the Raglan harbour, including two pairs. The black-billed gull – 114 in the Raglan census – is also experiencing a population crash. A Memorandum of Agreement was signed earlier this year between China and New Zealand to help protect migratory seabirds and their habitats. Inger Vos

WEL Networks installs electric vehicle fast charger in Raglan before New Year

WEL Networks has partnered with Waikato District Council to install an electric vehicle fast charger like the one shown.

of an electric vehicle I nstallation fast charger in Raglan will put the tourist destination on the map for New Zealand’s electric vehicle community.

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recent months WEL and Waikato District

Council have been working together to secure a suitable town centre site for an electric vehicle fast charger site and council has agreed to provide a space in a private permit parking area next to the Raglan Town Hall. Waikato District Mayor Allan Sanson says the council is pleased to have electric vehicle charging stations situated in the district. “EV charging stations are a necessary support for the switch to electrical vehicles and we want our district to be included in the flow-on economic and environmental benefits the switch will bring.” WEL Networks asset management general manager Paul Blue says the Raglan unit is the third of five being installed across the Waikato and WEL is excited about expanding the region’s electric vehicle footprint. “We installed an EV fast charger at the WEL Hamilton office last December and that has been well used. We recently installed a unit in Te Kauwhata next to the turn-off on State Highway 1 and we’ll install two more units in central Hamilton soon. “The Raglan site offers a number of benefits for EV drivers and the local business community. “We’re starting to see the

emergence of electric vehicles on our roads and while still in its infancy, we do expect use of EVs to grow significantly.” Currently there are around 1300 EVs and eight different models available. “Understandably there is apprehension around the distance electric vehicles can travel between charging, so adding the Raglan location will allow drivers to divert from the main highways, bringing additional economic benefits to the community. “The Raglan location will be included in a national EV charging network that can be found on the web or via the cellphone app PlugShare. Once they’re in Raglan the central location will be easy to access. A full charge only takes 15 minutes and it’s free to use.” Mr Blue says the community can be assured that the units are completely safe, and are not “live” until they are physically connected to a vehicle.At the time of print the charging unit has been installed at the Bow St location but will not be operational until next week. WEL Networks

Animal Health Column For Raglan People + their Pets

Pets on holiday

No vaccination, vacancy!


If you are putting your cat or dog into a boarding kennel or cattery, it is mandatory that their vaccination records are up to date. These include the kennel cough vaccine for dogs, which is not part of the core vaccine protocol.

Medications If your pet is on regular medication, it is a good idea to ensure that you have sufficient supplies organised for the holiday period while you are away from your regular vet. It is possible to get a repeat script elsewhere if required, however this needs to be planned prior with your own vet clinic.

Dogs on beach/ in public areas

If you suspect your dog has come into contact with any of the above, contact your vet immediately for advice. (DO NOT attempt to remove fishhooks).


Certain breeds of dogs are susceptible to damage from the sun, especially dogs with white areas and pink noses, ears, and bellies. These pets should have regular sunscreen applied to such areas, and this usually needs to be repeated every 4-6 hours. Sunscreen products are available at your local vet clinic.

Microchipping/ID tags

If your dog does not have a traceable microchip and/or does not have a current council registration tag, ensure they have a current ID tag attached to their collar incase they go missing. These can be purchased from your local vet clinic and personally engraved.

It is important to be aware of the areas where dogs are allowed or must be kept on a leash, and where the specified dog-run Overheating of pets areas are. If these areas are not All animals are prone to heat clearly signposted, contact your stress if left unattended in hot local centre. cars. also applies to dogs Not allinformation foods are created equal so make sure your This pet gets the best diet possible! Please ensureemphasise that your dogthe tied As vets we cannot enough importance good nutrition your on theof back of utes.forPlease to ensure good health. need to the specifi c needsneeds of yourin ispet, under control at all Diets times, asto bebetailored considerate of their pet to ensure they lead a healthy life. we deal with many dogfights the summer heat. AT THIS TIME Theresimilar are manyincidents reasons whyover you should feeding your pet with pet food and the consider OF YEAR, NEVER LEAVE purchased from your vet. holidays due to unrestrained YOUR ANIMAL IN THE CAR Advice: pet’s dietary needs may change as they grow and age. Your vet/ vet dogs in Your public areas. AS THIS CAN BE FATAL! nurse can offer advice on the best nutrition for all life stages of your pet. Hazards A 24 hour veterinary service Range: Vet-Only pet food offers a wide range of special diets, such as oral care, Bee stings, jellyfish stings, is available for all emergencies weight loss and hairball control. rat bait/snail bait poisons, on 07 825 8390. Tailor-made: Large-breed dogs have different nutritional needs than smaller ingesting fish-hooks: The Anexa Team dogs and therefore need different diet formulations. Breed specific foods are

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Family’s mountain of effort in trail race

The Swann family gives their all every year to Raglan Karioi Trail – and they’ve got the T-shirts to prove it.

he Swann family has become somewhat of an institution when it comes to the Raglan Karioi Trail.


Longtime locals John and Bev Swann own the farm where the event starts and ends, and as a result the whole family has embraced the mountain race that traverses Karioi twice. Three generations of the family get up at the crack of dawn to help direct cars for parking, cheer on the contestants, man the barbecue, police the rubbish bins, console broken runners at the end of the race and hose down dirty feet. And the younger ones even compete. Phil (Swanny) Swann, who is the fifth generation farmer on the Swann land and John’s

son, says the family has always enjoyed taking part in community events, such as organising fundraising activities when the World Rally used to come around the mountain and the recent mud run at Ruapuke campground. “It’s just about doing things in the community, talking to people.” In preparation for the Raglan Karioi Trail, Swanny marks out the 2km kids’ race with temporary fencing and arrows, runs some stock through to chew down the grass, and on the day drives around on the motorbike “to pick up any kids that want to have a bit of a cheat”. Swanny coaches Raglan Junior Rugby, and says he is encouraging all the young players to compete in the kids’ race.

His and Sioux’s three boys – Mason, 13, Mitch, 10 and Cody, 8 – all compete. Mason, who has won two medals in past years, is running in the 10km race for the first time this year. Sioux says: “We cheer for everyone as they come in, encourage them to eat and drink, and get to catch up with local people. “Keeping people's spirits up is a big one. People come in completely covered in mud and they are exhausted. “Get a beer in yah, yeah!” Sioux also makes sure that everyone is recycling their rubbish, and will riffle through the rubbish bins to separate the orange peels, banana skins and coffee cups from landfill waste. “I did get a bit of stick for that last year, but that's how we do things here.” Brother-in-law Frankie de Besten and Steph, also a Swann, help out with the food, handing out fruit and cooking hundreds of sausages and loads of chopped onions on the BBQ for sandwiches. They all love helping out on the big day, although Bev admits it can be quite hectic. And it doesn’t pay to be hung-over, Sioux laughs – like last year, when the whole family attended a 21st the night before. “There was nothing left in the tank by the end of the day.” Raglan Karioi Trail organiser Francois Mazet says the Swanns’ contribution is valuable. “They have grown up with the mountain as their back garden and from the moment we approached them with the idea of the event they’ve been behind us. “They are happy to share their piece of paradise with everyone.” Francois says about 25 volunteers help out with the race. “They are the foundation, heart and strength of an event. They are the energy; they bring the atmosphere.“Without them there would be no event.” Inger Vos *Raglan Karioi Trail is on Saturday, December 10. Mountain races include a 24km and 10km course and a 2km Mini Karioi Trail for children. See for more information.

Dangerous swells off Raglan coast


ast weekend a dangerous swell rose alarmingly quickly off the Raglan coastline, causing trouble for local boaties.

MetOcean Solutions, which provides the free SwellMap marine forecast site, saw the sharp rise of swell in their wave forecast models. “SwellMap predicted the increase in swell height,” says Sebastien Boulay, a physical oceanographer at MetOcean Solutions and Raglan Coastguard crew member. “We tracked the unusual rapid pulse in swell height on a wave buoy located offshore. “Our models predicted the sudden arrival of a completely new, very strong westerly swell event on Saturday afternoon. “The swell essentially rose from 1.5m to 3.5m in less than an hour. The intensity and head-on direction of these waves immediately made it dangerous for boaties to attempt any bar crossing. The forecast also showed a jump in wave period, a clear sign of a new swell.” As a general rule, a longer period “groundswell” (more than 15-16 seconds between two waves) will carry more energy than locally generated shorter period waves (8-10 seconds). So if you see this figure change in your forecast, you can anticipate that the Raglan bar will become dangerous and the local rip currents will get faster. “Swell forecasts are useful,” says Sebastien. “But as sudden changes can occur, we urge users of SwellMap and other marine forecasts to always double check the most current marine forecast before leaving the shore. “Using more than one source of weather forecasting improves the likelihood that you'll be warned before unexpected events unfold. And there are several apps that allow boaties to check the weather while underway, which means that you can get a warning as seas gets rougher.”



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Highly spec’d two bedroom home with sleepout Multiple sheds 5ha grazing, 11ha bush & harbour 20m x 40m horse arena, whitebait stand Access the Raglan harbour from your lawn Close to Te Uku, Raglan, Hamilton & hot pools Live the dream!


(Unless Sold Prior), 6.00pm, Wed, 14 Dec Raglan Old School Hall, Stewart St, Raglan OPEN HOME 2-3pm, Sun, 4 & 11 Dec 727 OHAUTIRA ROAD

Secluded Getaway This freehold waterfront section with all day sun is beautifully landscaped among stunning native bush. Priceless breath taking 270 degree water views, only a short paddle to Raglan. This property borders a large recreation reserve and boasts a large private jetty. Power and phone at the gate and an unlimited water supply for personal consumption.

Raglan $350,000

GST Inclusive ID: HAM24760 ID: HAM24931 Richard Thomson M 027 294 8625

Quality Home - Desirable Location Amazingly presented executive home with easy care grounds, massive outdoor living and private quiet surrounds. Features of the home include: • Designer kitchen with quality appliances and scullery • Open plan formal and informal living areas and office • Four bedrooms, master with walk-in wardrobe and en-suite • Hobby room at the other end of the house And many more, phone Richard today! ID: HAM24665

Raglan $880.000

GST Inclusive

Richard Thomson M 027 294 8625

You Wont Find Better Views This property is positioned to capture the surroundings it embraces. Features of the property include: • Three bedrooms, designer kitchen, office and double garage • Large shed converted to a three bedroom self contained unit • Horse tack shed and workshop • 30ha (approx) of grazing, new yards, good water • Covenanted bush block

Raglan $980,000

GST Inclusive ID: HAM24626 Richard Thomson M 027 294 8625

Richard Thomson M 027 294 8625

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LOOK by Whaingaroa Youth Movement

Whaingaroa Youth Movement's 2014 production.

his year's project, LOOK, is Whaingaroa Youth Movement’s 14th annual dance production.


LOOK is our virtual world; re-mixed and taken back to 4D – reality. We bring to life Emoji, Angry Birds and take you on an epic binge of Netflix, Facebook, Gaming and Instagram. Lets press RESET together and return to our default setting. (#savemankind #turnitoff #dance #squareeyes #cantstop #obsessed #addicted #deviceitis) This group of 65 local youth aged between 6-18 years have been creating dances about social media, gaming, our relationship to our devices and how that is affecting the way we relate to one another. Indya Gibbs, a recent Whitireia Performing Arts graduate and ex Whaingaroa Youth Movement dancer, has returned to assist and choreograph a dance with our oldest group –some of who are graduating from WYM after 14 years of dancing with the group. Simon Willisson has designed a set that promises to transform the Raglan Town Hall into a virtual world for all of our characters to step onto the stage and bring the ideas to life. “This work has been one of our most exciting and complex projects. We have had

to develop the narrative from scratch and work together to best present our stories and experiences of social media, technology and gaming through dance.” Let’s go to a place … where the only limit is your imagination. Let’s go wherever you want to go, build anything you want. No one can tell you what you can or cannot do. With no rules to follow, this adventure is up to you. (#whaingaroayouthmovement) We are about being together; to dance, create and explore ideas collectively. We strive to connect personally to movement, placing value on process and creative selfexpression. Our performance work is about who we are, where we live and how we see the world. Whaingaroa Youth Movement presents: LOOK…. a children’s community dance theatre project Where: Raglan Town Hall When: December 10 & 11 Time: Sat 1pm & 7pm Sun 1pm Door sales only (cash): adults $8, kids $5 Kindly supported by: Waikato District Creative Communities NZ funding scheme.

Secret of Teachers a series of interviews with multitalented local teachers

This week the Chronicle caught up with teacher and budding photographer, Amy Hanna. You are often seen out and about with your camera at community events. We have published some incredible images in the Chronicle thanks to you. How did you become interested in photography? My mum is a keen amateur photographer and I grew up constantly having my photo taken, and with shelf loads of albums! She was very creative with photos (back then all on film) and I guess that inspired me, and my sister, Sarah, who also loves her photography and lives here in Raglan. I loved looking back on all the memories Mum had captured with her camera and wanted to do that, too. What do you most enjoy shooting? I shoot mainly people and sometimes animals. I love capturing people, and children especially are so free with their emotions so they are definitely my favourite. Have you done any courses in photography? I actually did a course recently with Mark Hamilton, here in Raglan, and learnt some valuable things, especially about my camera – the course was offered by the Old School Art Centre. We're pretty lucky to be surrounded by creative people offering opportunities like that. Other than that I'm self-taught – I often say ‘I've got the gear but no idea’, or maybe I've just got ‘the knack’, like Hec says in Hunt for the Wilderpeople! Tell us about your photography Facebook page? I started it because I attend a lot of community or school events my kids are at and I know so many kids from my role as a teacher. I would always think ‘that would make a great photo’ or ‘her mum would love a photo of her up there’. Because I know the kids, they're often really relaxed with me, which helps when you're behind the camera. I used to try and distribute to individuals and used to make discs for kids in my class to take home, but it was too hard to get to everyone. Then driving home one day I thought a closed Facebook page might work. The response has been really positive and I truly feel so privileged to be able to take the photos. It's never been about being a business for me and I'm certainly not professional, I just love people having beautiful photos of their whanau, and this is an easy way to do it. You are a very well known and respected teacher in the community. What do you enjoy about teaching? I just love the kids and being able to

guide them in their own l e a r n i n g journey. I thoroughly enjoy building a relationship that creates passion in learning and watching someone realise their potential and see their confidence build. I enjoy the challenges and the variety – there's never a dull moment in a classroom! Knowing you've had a hand in the success of a student who's struggled is pretty awesome. What do you find challenging? In the past, finding a balance between school and home has been challenging. I think this is something most teachers struggle with – most teachers operate at full throttle for their school kids and are constantly seeking that balance between home and school. My husband has a fullon job and at times I felt my children were getting a raw deal, with an exhausted mum who'd given everything to her school kids and they got the Grinch at the end of the day! Then you feel guilty and it becomes a vicious cycle of trying to be super mum and super teacher! Thankfully my current work at local schools gives me far more balance and we are a happier family because of it. The kids always love your funky hairstyles and colour changes. Will this ever change? I hope not! I'm sure one day I'll look in the mirror and say I'm too old for this pink hair or undercut – but it hasn't happened yet! I live by ‘choose not a life of imitation’ so I can't see my randomness disappearing anytime soon. It's a form of self-expression and I ask the kids to be themselves so I should really be myself, too. What’s happening in 2017 for Amy Hanna? Lots of learning! I possibly have some part-time work coming up at one of the local schools, which I'm looking forward to – it is always great to be part of a team of likeminded people in a learning environment. I've also always been keen to learn to speak Maori so I'm looking into that for next year as well. I'll also continue with my photography around our beautiful part of the world and hopefully continue to hone my skills and get a few more Chronicle covers!


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Auction 1pm 3.12.16 (Unless sold prior) Contact Stephen O’Byrne - 021 969 848 Michelle O’Byrne - 021 969 878 Email View

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Family Fun Days Start Here Contact Chrissy Cox - 027 287 1804


Double Rental or Home and Income There’s no doubt Raglan’s popularity is growing rapidly! So don’t hesitate to grab this fantastic opportunity with 2 houses on 1 title of 843m². You will be very pleasantly surprised by the privacy and picturesque outlook over the wetlands enjoyed by both houses. Handy location with just a short walk to the Wharf, town and harbour. Great options to explore here whether it’s for permanent living, rental investment or beach bach, this is smart buying.

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31c Government Road

4a John Street



Make Me Over Screaming with potential this cute character cottage offers a fantastic do-up opportunity. The section is elevated and sun soaked featuring gorgeous views over the estuary to Mt Karioi. The mostly flat, useable land is a great advantage for future plans and includes a garage, vege gardens and space for kids to play. Leave the car at home from this super convenient location with a short stroll into town, school and the harbour. Great first home, rental investment or beach bach.



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2b East Street

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Potential Plus!!! Light filled “Initial” style home with 3 bedrooms and open plan living area extended by front deck and generous, private, suntrap rear deck, great for al fresco dining. And for the cooler months there is a heat pump and upgraded insulation. Fully fenced for the safety of your children and pets. Carport, garden shed and generous, secure, under house area which is great storage for bikes, kayaks and all the water toys. Good parking for vehicles and boats. This is an ideal home or great beach bach. Low maintenance leaving more time for relaxation or play. All within easy walking distance to the town, cafes and beach.

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For Sale $435,000 Contact Kyle Leuthart - 021 903 309 Email

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There’s plenty of potential here with this original 1950’s bungalow set at the rear of a near 1/3rd of an acre site within an easy walk to the town centre. Needing some TLC & handiwork, the cottage has 3 bedrooms & a separate lounge & original kitchen which could be open-planned with some thought and renovation. The section has some established trees and plantings and lots of scope for future development if you like lifestyle in town living. All viewings by appointment only with the sole agent. Call Kyle today.


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14b Main Road Where the Living is Easy Enjoy private and low maintenance living from this stylish 3 bedroom home. Offering spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining areas, all featuring beautiful timber ceilings. Sliding doors open onto a generous deck, with lush, mature plantings adding a tropical flavour and ensuring privacy. Situated on a freehold 483m² section within close walking distance to town, school and harbour. If you are looking for easy living look no further! Call Michelle or Stephen to view. For Sale $439,000 Contact Stephen O’Byrne - 021 969 848 Michelle O’Byrne - 021 969 878 Email View

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Large Country Family Home This large four bedroom family home with double internal access garaging with lovely rural views is ready for a new tenant. Large open plan dining/kitchen/living area with log burner overlooking the surrounding countryside. Located a 25 min drive from Raglan and 15 mins from Te Mata school.

For Rent $400 per week Contact Sandra Bowditch - 07 825 7170 Email 74HFG View

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NIC’S CLEAN CUTZ SAT 3 DEC TE ARA KĀKĀRIKI M O U N T A I N BIKE TRAIL GRAND OPENING. Karakia and ribbon cutting 11:30 above Wainamu carpark, platters and reception at Rock-It Kitchen, at 12:30. SAT 3 DEC MUSIC AND DANCE FESTIVAL 3-9pm at Te Kopua Domain. Family Friendly event. Dance groups, bands, food and more. MON 5 DEC KURA REO OPEN DAY POIHAKENA MARAE 10:30 Powhiri (welcome)followed by kai, conversation and information. ALL welcome! JOIN THE RAGLAN CLUB $25 per year $500 accumulating draw every Friday Live entertainment most Fridays Left Hand Break Restaurant – Excellent meals at reasonable prices (group bookings welcome). Pool, darts, snooker gaming, indoor/ outdoor bowls & TAB Family Friendly plus BBQ area Big Screen Courtesy Vans Wed to Sun from 4pm.

WED 7 DEC RAGLAN RAMBLERS 9am from Wainui Rd car park next to the fire station, Motukokako Pt (bring lunch and boat fare) SAT 10TH AND SUN 11TH DEC LOOK DANCE SHOW Raglan Town Hall, Sat 10th 1pm & 7pm, Sun 11th 1pm. Adults $8, kids $5.

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Award winning sci-fi comedy M Violence, sexual refs, offensive language 112 mins

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

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SAT 3 DEC @ YOT CLUB Mighty Mighty and BRex. Funk from Raglans Finest.

Contact Gary Kite

4005 SH23, Raglan Ph: (07) 825 6560 Mob: 022 622 9005 SECURE METALLED YARD FOR LEASE 1500m2, ready now at Nau Mai Business Park. HIAB & Trailer friendly access. Other sizes available for Sale or Lease. Ph Bob Carter 021 825 869, or 07 825 8690 TASMAN LANDS Ltd

SUN 4 DEC @ YOT CLUB Outside Jamin-I, DJ HiJenkz. Strange Attractor with MC Rolex. Free till 6pm. $10 after. From 10pm inside UK Drum and Bass legend DJ Hype + MC Daddy Earl. Burgers and Food from 5pm.


Public Notices


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF WHAINGAROA KITE WHENUA TRUST. 5pm December 5th , 2016 at 86 Riria Kereopa Memorial Drive, Te Kopua, Whaingaroa. For further information contact the Secretary, ph 078258840 or email

Thank you Raglan for your generous support towards the Foodbank this year. We have received your generous contributions all year and also through the Food Drive last Saturday. We are really grateful for your generous support and wish you a a safe and Merry Christmas. Much love, from the Raglan Foodbank Team.



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FRI 2 DEC @ YOT CLUB Techno with Schlepp Geist (Germany) Gitta, Rayner. From 9 pm, $10.

Situations Vacant NANNY REQUIRED 8-5pm 3 days a week for 4mth baby boy and 6hrs including 4yr old girl. In our home, looking for 1yr commitment starting feb. Call Kristy 021810949 HOUSEKEEPING POSITION In a small boutique motel in Raglan. This is a long-term position, 4 days each week, weekends needed. 2-3 hours per day. Email or phone 07 825 0551. CLEANER WANTED For local Raglan business. Must have cleaning experience, and must also have a professional and kind attitude. 3-4 hours per week, every week with some extra hours as required from time to time for windows, etc. Contact either Rob or Linda - 0278200011, 0278200287, 8255058.

50% OF FIRST M F OW For all your: - Mowing - Weed Wack - Yard Clean Up & - Gardening Needs

Call Nic Spry on 027 665 2204

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

RAGLAN HOSPITAL AND REST HOME Have you thought of care for your loved one through the holiday season? We can offer solutions with care and give you peace of mind. We have ensuite rooms and sea views and we can provide - Carer Support - Respite - Convalescence - Short Term and Long Term in our residential facility Please feel free to contact 07 825 8306 or raglanhospital@xtra.

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For Hire BOUNCY CASTLE for Hire: Great entertainment for the kids, call Vicki 8257575.

To Let LARGE ROOM TO LET $220 per week, short walk to wharf and town, wifi and power included. Ph. 020 400 13860

Commercial To Let SHOP TO LEASE D O W N T O W N Available now. Ph. 021 952 271 for details.

YARD FOR LEASE Enclosed secure Industrial yard. Approx 450 sq m yard with large open 3 bay Goldpine shed with power and water. Situated at Nau Mai Industrial Park. Available mid-January. For more information, phone Kim on 021 531235 or Stu on 027 228 8640.

SHED OR WORK SPACE AVAILABLE for lease at 12 Manukau Rd. Ideal for storage, studio, or small warehouse. Power connected. 9m x 7.2m shed space (65sqm), 3.0m stud height, 1 x 3.0m wide roller door access. $165.00pw. Phone or text Alan 021 562743.

PART TIME SCHOOL BUS DRIVER VACANCIES Go Bus Transport have two driving positions available. You will require a full class 1 drivers licence, a great attitude, be reliable and communicate well with students. A class 2 drivers licence may be an advantage but not essential, as full training will be given to the successful applicants. Our recruitment process includes Drug Testing and a Police Vetting Check. Please contact Joanne Burman on 07 828 7037 or 021 747 191. Or email Joanne.

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Raglan Real Estate Ltd Licenced (REAA 2008)

VENDORS, CURRENT VENDORS & PURCHASERS for 2016 are invited to the Auction 5pm - Friday 2nd December 2016 – Raglan Bowling Club for the $10,000 draw *Special Conditions Apply AUCTION










• Auction night is sale night!!! • Looking for a property with character, loads of space for the family and with potential to add extra value? • Situated on 760m² site providing space for the kids to run around • Featuring a new deck positioned to capture the sun and beautiful native timber flooring • Located in a quiet cul de sac, close to the Kaitoke walkway and only a short 12 minute walk to cafes, shops and the local beach • Vendor will not accept pre-auction offers!!







• Perfect location, perfect size and only a flat 4 minute walk to cafes, shops and bars • Single level 2 bedroom unit - a great opportunity for retirees, downsizers, professional couples, first home buyers or investors • A single lockup garage with internal access and separate laundry • Situated on a partially fenced low maintenance section, enjoy the convenience and easy living this property has to offer • Prior Auction offers considered












Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 Blair Hanna 021 0200 8282

Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 Blair Hanna 021 0200 8282 AUCTION












2.12.16 RAGLAN BOWLING CLUB • Delightful character cottage featuring 5PM 2 double bedrooms, polished native timber floors, open plan living and dining with the classic high stud ceilings • French doors open out from the living room to a wrap around deck that leads to a sunny courtyard perfect for entertaining • Set on a flat 400m² section with double garage and a white picket fence to complete the package • Prior Auction offers considered










• Sought after location – Walk to Town • Elevated North facing, Brick and Tile 2 Double Bedroom Home • Single Garage • Perfect Home and Holiday Investment Opportunity • Prior Auction offers considered








Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 Blair Hanna 021 0200 8282

Graham Rope 021 222 7427 Teresa Wilkinson (PA) 021 173 9945 AUCTION










2.12.16 RAGLAN BOWLING CLUB 5PM • Beautiful little cottage with rustic charm and all the modern-day living facilities. • Three double bedrooms, bathroom with overhead shower, • Fully equipped kitchen with utility and a dining room that seats 10 people • Breath-taking panoramic views across the bay. • 25 mins from Raglan - close enough to bring those Fish ‘n’ Chips back and still be hot! • Owners reluctantly selling due to personal circumstances. • Prior Auction offers considered










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• Take the opportunity to secure a 725sqm, sloping section in the popular, well designed Flax Cove subdivision • Established native plantings to attract the Tuis and an estuary boardwalk that provides the perfect avenue for a leisurely stroll • Build for beautiful views of the inner harbour and majestic Mount Karioi • Soak up the serenity and enjoy spectacular sunsets from your own piece of paradise. • Covenants apply • Prior Auction offers considered



ID#RAG22700 Graham Rope 021 222 7427

Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 Blair Hanna 021 0200 8282

Teresa Wilkinson (PA) 021 173 9945




View Open Home Saturday 2pm Or By Appointment


• Gloriously positioned! Stunning outlook and location • An immaculate 2 bedroom home with luxurious open plan living - selling fully furnished • Situated on 870m2 North-facing site, capturing great ocean views with room for further development • Currently operating as an extremely popular holiday accommodation • Whale Bay just a walk away and down the road is world famous Manu Bay surfing mecca • Prior Auction offers considered


Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 Blair Hanna 021 0200 8282


3rd & 4th December



1 • This very unique and wonderful property is surrounded by Native bush and has a garden path leading just about right down to the water’s edge • Launch the dingy, the kayak or swim literally at the bottom of your garden • Just a short boat ride or Kayak across the harbour to Raglan for a coffee or some retail therapy • This Classic Kiwi bach is located in beautiful Te Akau situated on 1219 sqm • Very private, very sheltered and very realistically priced


Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 Blair Hanna 021 0200 8282

Saturday 2pm – 33 Whaanga Rd | Sunday 1pm – 10a & 10b Wainamu Rd

21 Bow St, Raglan Phone: 07 825 8669 Fax: 07 825 7410 Website: Email: 12 RAGLAN Chronicle

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