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4th June 2020 - Issue #694

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It gives us pause to reflect on our own police and justice systems and the importance of equal outcomes for tangata whenua and all communities.

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His loss, and the loss of many other African Americans is felt by many in Aotearoa.

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Queen’s Birthday honour ‘humbling, kind’ – Clint

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Honoured: Clint Baddeley at home this week.


ormer Raglan district councillor and Waikato deputy mayor Clint Baddeley says it’s been “quite humbling and very emotional” to be made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the just-announced Queen’s Birthday Honours. The 70 year old – whose MNZM is for services to local government and the community – says the honour has come as a bit of a surprise and that “a lot of people have been very kind to me”. He knew officially just two weeks ago he was getting the gong, and his wife Jackie – who he married in downtown Raglan 50 years ago – was the only other person he let in on the secret. The MNZM citation covers a wide variety of roles in which Clint has served the Waikato over five decades. Those roles range from his work as convener of the Council of Trade Unions in the Waikato for 10 years to stints as a Wintec board member, as chair of the Waikato Community Trust, as Raglan district councillor for 12 years and as deputy mayor for three years.

The citation also highlights Clint’s long-running music show on Raglan Community Radio, his co-establishment of Raglan junior soccer and his five years as a voluntary Raglan ambulance driver. Clint – who’s lived in Raglan for the past 49 years – recalls it was difficult work as a top trade union organiser. “You cop a lot of flak, you’re often public enemy No 1,” he says. But he says he can look back on “some really good stuff too” in his various community service roles over the decades. He’s most proud of what he describes as his “Wintec building work”, heading up a committee that spearheaded the multimillion-dollar redevelopment of the tertiary educational institute’s Hamilton campus. “We wanted to make it the best student centre in New Zealand and I think we did.” Locally, Clint says, one of his greatest pleasures has been to see the success of Xtreme Zero Waste. He adds he only went into council (as ward councillor) to “get a bit of stuff done”, and reflects it was “12 years of my life that

was often quite difficult”. Clint remains very proud of the weekly ‘Americana’ programme he’s hosted on local community radio for 20-odd years now. Though he’s in ill health these days the station’s longest-running show goes on, and he even broadcast from home during the lockdown. The full citation for Clint’s MNZM reads: “Mr Clint Baddeley has served the Waikato region in a variety of capacities over the last 50 years. Mr Baddeley was the Convenor of the Council of Trade Unions in the Waikato region for 10 years, becoming involved with some of New Zealand’s largest manufacturing and dairy companies. He has served on a variety of boards, including the national board of Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics New Zealand from 2005 to 2008, and the board of WorldSkills New Zealand from 2015 to 2018. He chaired the Building and Assets Committee of the Waikato Institute of Technology for nine years, overseeing a $100 million campus redevelopment. He was Deputy Mayor of the Waikato District Council from 2007 to 2010 and

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represented Raglan on the Council from 2004 to 2017. He chaired the Council’s strategy and Finance Committee for six years and chaired a committee formed between Hamilton City Council and Waikato District Council to oversee boundary changes. He has been Chair of the Waikato Community Trust. Mr Baddeley has been a volunteer radio broadcaster for Raglan Community Radio for more than 20 years, co-established the Raglan junior football league, and was a driver for the Raglan Ambulance for five years.” Edith Symes

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Experiences with a Pandemic at Raglan Rest Home and Hospital


he Pandemic called Covid 19 came as a shock to New Zealand – it was certainly not where we expected to spend the last warm months of the season. At Raglan Rest Home and Hospital (RRHH) we took measures early and have kept reviewing them as things have changed – always seeking to find a balance between safety and human compassion. To date we have been lucky – I say lucky as it hard to fight something you cannot visibly see – other facilities have not been so lucky, and we have deep compassion for them. We had illness and death during the last weeks and months as we often do. Part of our place in this world is to walk alongside those who are at the end of their life journey and partner with family and friends to make the time the best it can be. It was heartbreaking having to restrict family at this time and we strived hard to get the balance right. As part of the random testing of essential health workers we were all tested for Covid 19 and we were all negative – a few residents were tested during this time – and they were all negative too. I think going through the testing process, even though we were confident that we were all clear, was good learning for all of us about how the process feels. We put into place a few innovations that we got good feedback about from the auditors – we encouraged staff to do their shopping through us so they (or their family) didn’t need to have exposure at the shops; we put a cabin in the carpark for people to drop things off and pick things up this allowed couriers and family to exchange goods with zero contact and for goods to be decontaminated away from the building. The cabin was also used as accommodation for Staff on a few occasions; we had spare uniforms and staff could shower before going home if they desired.

Residents learnt a lot about technology as we kept families and church connected through video contact utilising Viber, FaceTime, Messenger, Zoom and Skype – concepts many had not used before. The Activities Co-ordinator continued working and innovated activities to suit the situation. We held a moving ANZAC service and raised our flag on the new flagpole for the first time, then dined on ANZAC biscuits made by the Residents. We celebrated Easter, Mother’s Day, Frock day and Queens birthday. We have added three new budgies – Gary, Barney and Yogi- to the family in recent weeks. We had a great volunteer pick-up the Meals on Wheels round as many of our usual volunteer drivers were in the “vulnerable group” and this was a service utilised by a wider cross section of the community than we would normally see. One of the challenges has been our inability to take Residents for a short drive or transport them to Hospital by road when required – so our next goal is to find a way to purchase a van that can transport the heavier electric wheelchairs, that other vans in the community are unable to do and have it available for those times when people just want to “get out of the building”, as well as planned outings and the spontaneous trips to see the Orca passing through Raglan, or have a freshly rolled ice cream. Transporting people who wish to come and join in our day activities program would help those who are isolated participate. So the journey continues and we remain cautious but optimistic that we have seen the last of COVID 19 in New Zealand and we can soon unlock our doors and let all of you come back in and share the future with us Maree - Raglan Rest Home and Hospital.

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Animal Health Column For Raglan People + their Pets

Introducing new team members at Raglan Physiotherapy

Animal Health Column Dental For Raglandisease People + their Pets

Arthritis in pets focus on cats


The Raglan Physiotherapy team from left, Tess, Sam and Ruby.


e were thrilled to reopen the clinic a few weeks ago and welcome back all the friendly faces we missed seeing in person over the lockdown. We are also excited to have a new addition to our team and are pleased to welcome Sam Lowes, a UK-trained Physiotherapist who is living with his family in Raglan. You may have already spotted Sam in the surf or running around the town. Sam has worked in hospital and outpatient settings in areas including intensive care, respiratory, orthopaedics and finally specializing in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He has a special interest in adapting strength and conditioning principles for rehabilitation. He is also Pilates trained and will be offering both services to clients in conjunction with usual Physiotherapy care. Sam is eager to introduce a strength and conditioning program specifically designed for surfers so be sure to keep an eye out for this. We also had Ruby Meade join our administrative team in February and have so enjoyed her presence

in the clinic. She moved into the role with ease and has been a pleasure to have around. Ruby keeps busy outside of the clinic running her own surf coaching business and completing her Polestar Pilates training. She has already been instructing classes and may cover the odd class for Tess in future. Ruby loves the outdoors and can often be found in the ocean or hanging with her two gorgeous dogs. With our expanding and diverse team we have a large range of services available at the clinic including strength and conditioning, home and gym-based rehabilitation, postural and corrective retraining, manual and manipulative therapy, acupuncture, massage, cranio-sacral therapy and mat and reformer-based Pilates. All services are available under ACC treatment. If you would like to make an appointment please phone the clinic on 07 8250123. Tess & the team at Raglan Physiotherapy.

Change to Water Supply Charges for 2020/2021


aikato District Council has installed nearly 8,000 water meters in Raglan, Huntly, and Ngaruawahia over the last four years. Because some meters are more complex to install than others, there are 181 properties around the district connected to Council’s water supply without a water meter. Council is proposing to re-instate a Temporary Water Rate of $335.59 last charged in the 2017/2018 rating year on 1 July 2020 for properties that are connected to Council supply but have no

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water meter that can calculate a volumetric charge for water use. This means that the unmetered properties’ water supply charges will be made up of two parts: their usual fixed Targeted Rate, as well as the Temporary Water Rate (instead of a volumetric charge based off of use). Waikato District Council invites feedback on this change to water supply charges, and will contact all 181 properties affected by the change directly. Have your say by 5pm, Wednesday 17 June 2020 Tell us what you think about what we’re proposing. Provide feedback by: entering it online at emailing it to posting it to Waikato District Council, 15 Galileo Street, Ngaruawahia 3720 delivering it to any Council Office or library. For further information, visit www. or any Council office or library. Waikato District Council

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Keep cup competition supports local

Annika Clover and Emma Blaikie from Clover check out the stylish keep cups they are selling to raise funds for the Old School Arts Centre.


Up-and-coming artist and café owner

from around New Zealand after winning an

Annika Clover is the recipient of 22 stunning

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competition win will keep on giving with the sale of stylish handmade ceramic



The not-for-profit, endorses environmentally-responsible cafes, promotes potters from Aoetearoa and other reusable products. Potters from as far away as Nelson, Christchurch and Central Otago, including a couple of amazing local ceramic artists West Coast Stoneware and Sarah Bing, contributed their wares to the competition. Each potter sent their cup via courier to Annika’s little café Clover and she says it has been like Christmas waiting for each cup to turn up. The cups won’t stay in Annika’s possession for very long, the competition criteria states that she sells them and donates the money to a local charity or organisation of her choice. “I love them all and it will be very hard to sell them but it will be good to see them go to new homes and support a local organisation that has supported me in my art journey.” Annika chose the Raglan Old School Arts Centre as the beneficiary of the money she raises. She held her first group exhibition at the Old School Arts Centre recently and knows the community arts centre is struggling financially as they have had to cancel all events, workshops and movies for the past eight weeks due to the Covid pandemic. “The Old School is the perfect choice for me, I had my first exhibition there and the support they offered was amazing.” Visit Clover in Volcom Lane to buy your keep cup before they sellout. Janine Jackson


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This property has it all! Enjoy impressive views of Mt Karioi and right over the Raglan Bar from this desirable Norrie Ave address. Conveniently located close to the main village, harbour, walkways and school. The substantial home comprises of spacious and sunny living areas, 3 bedrooms, bathrooms

income or extended families. The property features double glazing, gas heating and a DVS system to keep you warm and comfortable all year round. Michelle O'Byrne - 021 969 878 Situated on a large site of 1149m2 there’s plenty of off street parking, a lawn area for the kids to play and beautiful established trees and gardens. This one sure ticks all the boxes! Contact Steve or Michelle to view today.

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Emotions run high as sheepdog finally freed from depths of tomo

One-time mountain guide, Adam Fox, with rescued sheepdog Tye.

Tye was jammed down a 5-metre tomo.

Tye and Adam, safe and sound.

eople love their animals and one-time mountain guide Adam Fox reckons his last-ditch rescue of a sheepdog jammed down a five-metre tomo at Te Mata last week caused “more fuss” than the time he plucked a climber off a 300-metre cliff back in the United States.

But the Raglan resident who once trained American special forces and SWAT teams – as well as conducting risky mountain rescues – had to give it his best shot. “The thought of the dog being left down there was awful.” Hooking up a rope to the farmer’s four-wheeler, Adam abseiled into the narrow cave and had to shimmy down on a 45 -degree angle. It was “really tight ... horrible”, the 47 year old said, adding: “I hate caves.” But then he heard a whimper and got far enough down to touch the dog’s head with his toe. Tye had become jammed vertically while trying to scrabble upwards. “I shouted out (to those above) to get a shepherd’s crook dropped to me,” said Adam who then managed to pull the dog up by the neck so he could grab its collar and get it above him. Then he could push Tye back up the cave with one hand while making his ascent. All up the rescue took about 15 minutes, and Adam’s reception was more emotional than he’d expected. The two

farmers – Giles and his neighbour – were “so relieved”, he said. Giles Lusty told the Stuff website he rated Tye, his working dog of nine years, “as one of my best friends”. Adam, incidentally, later messaged the United States man he once rescued from a cliff, and with whom he is now a Facebook friend. “I told him that ‘people were making more of a fuss of a dog than they did of you when I got you off a mountain’,” Adam joked. His American rescue was also a last-ditch attempt as three different search-and-rescue teams had failed to get the man off the cliff. Adam is these days taking a break from guiding – which he describes as a high-risk job in which he’s lost many friends over the years – and running his own tiny homes business, Fox Cabins, out of Hamilton. Edith Symes


Adam was fearing there might be a less-than-happy outcome as he drove out after dark on a gravel road “way past Bridal Veil Falls” to see if Tye could be retrieved. But what he wasn’t prepared for was to find “two gruff farmers nearly in tears” – as was his wife, Megan – after he finally surfaced with the terrified dog. Tye had slipped off a rock into a tomo hours earlier in the day while heading off a couple of sheep on Giles Lusty’s farm. And although he’d been barking sporadically throughout the afternoon as the fire service attempted a rescue, by night he’d become silent. “I thought it (the dog) was probably a goner,” Adam told the Chronicle. He’d figured there was less than a five percent chance his rescue attempt would end well.

Freephone 0800 800 405 has recently been set up by Waikato Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group for anyone in our district struggling to get food, groceries, medication or other

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helplines already in operation. These services are intended for those facing hardship and will particularly assist the disabled, at risk groups, and people without access to their own transport.

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The LOCAL RAG Magazine edition of the Raglan Chronicle RAGLAN NEWS AND VISITOR GUIDE

Next issue due out first week of July 2020




Raglan was host to a significant Surfers Healing event.

Local carvers unveil the pou that have been commissioned for the newly opened Rangitahi Brdge

Local artists will be opening their studios for the Raglan Arts Weekend in April.

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Open Home

8 Te Whare Hauora Place Raglan 8 Te Whare Hauora is set in the beautiful Flax Cove subdivision. This rare site boasts fantastic views of both the inner harbour and Mount Karioi. The section sits on 610m2 with a very gentle slope, building your dream home here will be a breeze. The Kaitoke Walkway is only a stone’s throw away, a scenic bush walk which follows the harbour’s edge. Raglan’s town centre is also a short walk away allowing you to take full advantage of the relaxed lifestyle it offers. For more information or to book a viewing call Sean on 027 562 4699. Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

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7 Johnson Drive Raglan For Sale


Sean Mills 027 562 4699

With a panoramic view like this and all-day sun from the northfacing aspect, it’s easy to see why you would immediately fall in love with the idea of living by the seaside in Raglan. Sit back and watch the show that is Raglan, with water sports, boating, and the famous Raglan harbour entrance right in front of your eyes. The 3 double bedrooms and thoughtfully planned house would make for easy living for a family, allowing privacy and solitude for everyone on a 895sqm elevated section. This unique property has a deck and different vista for each moment of the day, coupled with beautifully breezy and spacious light-filled living areas. Call Melanie to arrange a private viewing today. Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

AUCTION DAY BROUGHT FORWARD 12:00pm, Saturday 13 June On site (unless sold prior)

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Melanie Carroll 021 760 468

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8 Pokohui Avenue Raglan


75 Otonga Valley Road Raglan

We are delighted to introduce to the market this stunning home offering 4 spacious bedrooms – three upstairs and one down. The open plan lounge takes in peaceful water views and great indoor-outdoor flow onto a private covered deck, enabling you a magical alfresco dining and entertainment area. A single garage with large storage areas offers internal access to the house via a lift. Situated on 620sqm, the grounds are immaculate and very easily maintained. With a great location, close to the water for kayak and paddleboarding access and a flat easy walk to town, this property is quite possibly the dream home you have been waiting for. Safe and sound.

On site (unless sold prior)

This much-loved family home is located an easy 20-minute to Hamilton and 15 mins to Raglan. The pristine 1930s Californian bungalow is set in an idyllic location extending over 3.983 ha. An immaculate family home that combines character with modern living. There are 3 bedrooms; generous dining and living, with natural flow that opens onto an expansive decking. Three-metre bi-fold doors open from the second living area, providing yet another countryside aspect. The kitchen has beautiful granite benchtops and a large bay window. The land is divided into 7 paddocks, complete with a chook house, lots of mature trees, raised vege gardens and a legal water supply from a nearby dam for the stock.

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Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 Blair Hanna 021 0200 8282 Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

New Listing 35 Main Road Raglan Enjoy entertaining friends and family on your private semi-covered deck overlooking the picturesque Kaitoke estuary and the majestic Mount Karioi. The house features 4 spacious bedrooms, 2 living areas and a large kitchen to enjoy with the family. Internal access to a large fully enclosed storage area below the house. Explore the opportunities to utilise this area. A separate 10sqm sleepout providing extra accommodation is a plus. The property is fully fenced with drive through access providing room for the boat and extra toys. The location is ideal - close to town and all amenities. Explore the possibility of subdivision (1,282 sqm). Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

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Saturday 12:00pm

Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 Blair Hanna 021 0200 8282 Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)


6:00pm, Friday 26 June Ray White Office (unless sold prior)


Saturday 1:00pm

Blair Hanna 021 0200 8282 Julie Hanna 027 441 8964

16a Long Street Raglan This 4 bedroom house maintains an original character and charm while being renovated to a very high standard. The lounge welcomes you into the property complete with a delightful wood burner and stained glass window. This is a cosy space to relax and enjoy the woody surroundings. The kitchen is modern and stylish and ensures ease of entertaining. Three bedrooms are located downstairs while the master is located upstairs complete with an en-suite and walk-in wardrobe and a beautiful stained glass window. Enjoy water views from the deck that opens through french doors from the bedroom. This home oozes old-world charm and enjoys the convenience of modern living. Situated on 432sqm. Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

For Sale



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19 Te Tuhi Rd Bush Retreat, Whale Bay After more than 40 years this 1341m2 native bush property with ocean views is on the market. The Rustic 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with surrounding decks fire place and high beams requires some TLC ,the potential is in your hands. Walk across the outside gangway to the games room /office with mezzanine floor, bathroom and kitchenette which has its own entry and deck. A double carport and workshop sits below with ample parking. The original 1 bedroom dwelling sits high amongst the trees and has views over the Tasman Sea. Dont miss out call Robbie now 021952271 DLS Contact Email View

01.07.20 at 1pm Robbie Regnier 021 952 271





7b Three Streams Road

Bird’s-eye view on Three Streams DLS 03.07.20 at 3pm Contact Graham Rope - 021 222 7427 Email


Infused with warm light from all day sun and enjoying Three Streams’ lovely vistas from every angle, the big windows, seamless indoor/outdoor flow and spacious interiors will ensure happy families at every age and stage. Surrounded by nature, our current vendors have selected and planted native and Australian shrubs to add colour and value to the landscape. This near-new home is low maintenance, has internal double garage and plenty of off-street parking. Deadline Sale 03.07.20 (unless sold prior) Viewing by appointment only, call Graham 0212227427


6 Upper Wainui Rd

Lot 72 Rangitahi

17.06.20 at 12pm DLS Contact Stephen O’Byrne - 021 969 848 Michelle O’Byrne - 021 969 878 Email 2RMHFG

24.06.20 at 12pm DLS Contact Stephen O’Byrne - 021 969 848 Michelle O’Byrne - 021 969 878 Email 2U7HFG

Raglan Memory Maker Three bdrms, separate bthrm, shower & internal access garage complete the upper level. Downstairs is a large self contained flat plus dble garage & workshop. Just over a 1/4 acre. No Open Homes, all viewings by appointment only



The wait is over… Start building NOW! Perfectly positioned to enjoy plenty of sunshine plus stunning views of Mt Karioi and the Raglan Harbour. The generous 500m2 site is wonderfully flat and so easy to work with, just plan your ideas and bring them to life.




26 Rose Street Don’t just dream it... own it! Beautifully presented, featuring 2 bedrooms and light filled, sunny living areas that flow through French doors onto a very generous deck. Enjoy spectacular uninterrupted harbour views from almost everywhere on the property and the water so close it feels as if you can reach out and touch it! This extremely desirable Rose Street location is hard to beat with the bustling wharf just steps away. This quintessential kiwi holiday home sits on a freehold site of 535m2. DLS 24.06.20 at 12pm Contact Stephen O’Byrne - 021 969 848 Michelle O’Byrne - 021 969 878 Email View Sat 12 - 12:45





33a Government Rd 3


Snap me up! Recent renovations of this property include new carpet, curtains & paint meaning you can move straight in. The low maintenance, sunny home offers easy care living with 3 bdrms, family bthrm, separate toilet & laundry plus under house storage. The section is on 2 levels & features a carport, good off street parking and a flat, fully fenced backyard. Easy access to public transport, and the wharf, harbour and main village are within easy walking distance.


34 Pond Rd

A Wonderful Place To Be DLS

24.06.20 at 12pm

Contact Kyle Leuthart - 021 903 309 Email


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Fall in love from the moment you drive through mature native trees leading to a well designed contemporary and spacious 3 bedroom home featuring 2 living areas plus an office, double glazing throughout and internal access double garaging. Easy care lawns and thoughtfully planted gardens surround the house and boast many attractive varieties of trees and plants. The native bush includes lovely specimens of Rimu, Kahikatea and Kauri which provide a home for a lot of birdlife including resident Kereru. This property is located a short drive to popular seaside Raglan and 37km to Hamilton City.

DLS 24.06.20 at 2pm Contact Stephen O’Byrne - 021 969 848 Michelle O’Byrne - 021 969 878 Email View SAT 11-11:30am

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

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