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8th April 2021 - Issue #725

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Gordon Jowsey and Tom Wilson battle it out at the recent Myrle Robertson Memorial Annual Golf Shoot Out competition. Full story below.

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ordon Jowsey and Tom Wilson, great golfing mates, were out to shoot each other down in the recent Myrle Robertson Memorial Annual Golf Shoot Out competition, held at the Raglan Golf Club.

“Gordon was too good on the day, quipped Tom, “and deserved to win.”

With a field of fifteen, reduced to just two as holes were played, it was left to Gordon and Tom to hit for the coveted trophy. Both golfers took aim, fired for the pin and awaited the outcome.

Played annually in memory of Myrle Robertson, a club stalwart and club patron, this event is keenly contested amongst Raglan Golf Club members.

“I rode my luck a few times but in the end I shot a better round.” Remarked Gordon.


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n the last two weeks Raglan Police have reported 4 family harm incidents and 9 dishonesty related offences. On the 25th at about 11:30 pm a serious crash occurred on Bow Street in Raglan where four people were injured. The driver has been charged and will appear in court soon facing a raft of charges. On the 4th / 5th of April, young offenders have come into Raglan in the early hours of the morning and they have caused havoc, breaking into the Four Square, stealing a car, and breaking into at least three other cars. This is still under investigation and Police are hopefully to resolve this

case. To assist us and to prevent further victims - if you hear a car alarm go off, or see or hear something suspicious, please ring Police on 111 immediately. Finally, just a reminder how awesome of a community we live in. The Raglan Top Garage helped a victim of family violence, your support for this victim at a time in need is invaluable. Constantly we have found property being handed in and returned to owners, that is amazing and of note a significant sum of money was handed into the Police station, you know who you are, awesome stuff! Have a great week and remember to look out for one another! Senior Constable, Andrew Murphy and the Raglan Team

Walkers, dog owners on the outer in airfield safety plans The exact wording of the CAA warning isn’t detailed but clearly it’s been sufficient to spook Waikato District Council staff into engaging an aviation consultant to inspect and “audit” the Raglan airfield. Council open spaces team leader Duncan MacDougall acknowledged the ensuing safety proposals were “likely to be unpopular” but said the council must comply with the 1990 Civil Aviation Act and the 2015 Safety at Works Act.

No-go zone?: A dog walker negotiates one of the two sets of gates that access Raglan airfield. If Waikato District Council has its way, this entry point will become for plane users only.


he writing looks to be on the wall – or in a bureaucratic three-page report, to be specific – for all those Raglan walkers and dog owners who cross the local airfield each day. And though the Raglan Community Board’s been put on a short leash of three months to come up with some sort of compromise, Waikato District Council’s intention is clear: it wants people and their pooches gone for good from what has effectively become a popular recreational area for locals. No wall as such is envisaged in the council’s plan to prohibit the general public. Instead it intends to extend the existing 1.2 metre tall stock fence along the beach-side boundary of the airfield and to remove pedestrian access gates – effectively sealing off the facility to ratepayers and residents who directly or indirectly help fund its upkeep. It also plans signage along the lines of “Operational area: all unauthorised access prohibited”.

Raglan Holiday Park Papahua along behind the row of trees that typically shelter any parked planes then out onto the beach well west of the wartime concrete bunker. Raglan West residents would be in for a circuitous walk to get to the beach that way. At the same time, the current airfield access point near the holiday park entrance would be kept for access to and from planes only. As one member of the public cynically observed at last week’s meeting, Raglan is running out of recreational space already yet “Aucklanders are flying in for a latte”. The council proposals – which sparked a spirited debate at last week’s community board meeting and then a furore on social media – have come out of a fatal mid-air accident near Hood aerodrome in Masterton back in June 2019. The pilots of the two light aircraft involved both died but there was no wider public risk or involvement in

The report talks of retaining access to the beach beyond the airfield by providing a perimeter trail around the airfield.

the tragedy.

However an accompanying map appears to show that pedestrian access could be restricted to a short track running from somewhere near the main entrance to

the Civil Aviation Authority subsequently

There is mention however in the council report to the Raglan Community Board of issuing a notice to all aerodromes about the need for safety and complying with relevant legislation.

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“Health and safety is really important to the (council’s) executive leadership team. We have to, as far as reasonably practicable, stop people from crossing the airfield,” he added. Another senior council staffer at the community board meeting went so far as to talk of being liable to imprisonment if she did not make all efforts to comply with the legislation. Community board member Chris Rayner, who helped reshape the recommendations back to council, posted on Raglan Notice Board later that “they give us three months to educate the wider community who have been crossing the airstrip for years that we all now need to walk around the landing area and should no longer walk across the middle of the runway”.


He added, optimistically: “I hope we can together achieve a balance between plane and pedestrian users without the need for more fences and removing public access away from what has been a wellfunctioning space for many years.” The community board has also recommended to the infrastructure committee that further investigation is undertaken into the council’s legal obligations to own and operate the airfield. The council warns that if the community wishes to disestablish the airfield, it will be a long term process that could take years. This, it adds, is because of the “complicated way” the land was acquired (it was taken from local Maori under the Public Works Act for a wartime airstrip). AT

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An Update from the team at Raglan Medical DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS


Please ensure that you book well in advance for regular medical needs and medications as at times we are experiencing two week wait times for your preferred doctor

Anglesea Clinic provide health services for our patients out of normal working hours, they are located at Corner Anglesea & Thackeray Streets in Hamilton and can be contacted 24 hours a day on 07 858 0800.



We continue to offer COVID-19 tests to make sure there are no undetected cases in our community.  If you develop any respiratory symptoms: shortness of breath, sore throat, cough, fever or a runny nose, please call us to arrange a COVID swab & self-isolate immediately. Testing will help us to keep our community safe.

We encourage you to continue booking telephone consultations where possible and to sign up to our Manage My Health App which gives you more control to access results, book appointments and the ability to email your doctor directly.

Healthline can be contacted 24 hours a day on 0800 611 116 for free advice from registered nurses.

FLU VACCINE BOOKINGS FOR PATIENTS AGED 65 AND OVER Our vaccines have not arrived yet however, they’re scheduled to be here in two weeks and bookings can now be made from Monday 19th April.



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Weedbusters declare war on weeds in Whaingaroa

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Organics Yard operator Darren Brierly, Leanne Steel and Liz Stanway are on the warpath to rid the township of weeds.


ew initiative Whaingaroa Weedbusters is declaring a war on weeds in an effort to regenerate green spaces with native flora. Greenslade Road Weedbusters co-founder Leanne Steel and Xtreme Zero Waste Organics Yard team lead Liz Stanway launched the initiative at the recent Maui Dolphin Day enlisting neighbourhoods who want to get on top of their noxious weeds. “There has been a lot of interest from the community in support of a weed-free Whaingaroa and lots of people marked their weedy properties on our Raglan township map,” Leanne says. Funding from the Waikato Regional Council will make it possible for the group to run a Whaingaroa Weed Blitz and provide miniskips over weekends through late April, May and June for noxious weed collection around Raglan township. The township will be the focus for the group this year, including problem areas around Greenslade Rd, Kaitoke Walkway, Norrie Ave, Lily St and Rose St, and have their sights set on some common Raglan pests Woolly Nightshade, Wild Ginger, Wandering Willy, Climbing Asparagus, Chinese Privet, and Periwinkle. They are looking for property owners or groups of property owners who want to get rid of noxious plants that threaten our natural areas . “We’re calling on residents, or even better groups of residents, to sign up to this great opportunity so we can make sure everyone who is keen gets a chance to use this service and XZW can cope with the incoming weeds,” Liz says. Even better still, people who sign up will get a free property check from an ecologist who will give advice

on how to take out the weeds, what to put there instead and how to stop the nasties re-establishing. “There are lots of remnant natural habitats in Raglan township tucked away in gullies or on the coast which are a mix of private and reserve land but they have often been taken over by aggressive weeds that stop the native trees from growing and regenerating.,” Liz says. With a view to develop a long-term strategic approach, key players Waikato District and Waikato Regional Council alongside local groups Whaingaroa Environment Centre, Greenslade Weedbusters, Karioi Maunga Project, Xtreme Zero Waste and passionate locals Ross Henderson and Moira Cursey have been working behind the scenes since the beginning of 2020. Liz says the COVID lockdown saw an increase in locals getting out in the garden to get rid of the weeds and restore the native flora and fauna, but struggled with the challenge of how to safely dispose of the weeds. “Fortunately, over the last two years Xtreme Zero Waste has discovered that their hot foodwaste composting system easily destroys almost all noxious plants, even those in seed.,” Liz says. The group are determined to establish long term learning opportunities so everyone can recognise the noxious plants and get rid of them when they are small and easy to tackle. “We need more native trees planted instead of the weeds to help bring back our native birds and other fauna in town and compliment the great work Karioi Maunga project is doing with backyard predator and pest trapping,” Leanne says. For more information about the Whaingaroa Weed Blitz contact whaingaroaweedbusters@gmail.com.

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Popular Arts Trail set for October’s Labour Weekend

The opening night of the Preview Exhibition (Image credit: Stuart Mackenzie)


aglan’s artist community is gearing up for the 13th annual Raglan Arts Weekend, with

key 2021 dates announced for keen Raglan artists as well as visiting art aficionados from across the country. Due to the success and popularity of last year’s event, it will again be held over Labour Weekend, 23-25 October 2021.

An official ‘Call for Registrations’ will be announced in April in the Chronicle, through an email from the Old School Arts Centre to all people who are interested in art news, as well as on the Raglan Noticeboard.  This year, artists will be required to supply all the following information at the time of registration to complete registration:

Artist registration will open mid-April and the registrations will be capped at 42 artists. Last year 37 artists took part, so an addition of 5 artists brings the event to its biggest yet.   The registration fee remains the same as last year. There will be an Early Bird registration fee of

A complete registration form The $179 Early bird or $200 Full Price entry fee A collage of RAW artists from last year A biography - max 200 words A one liner for the RAW brochure - max 20 words

$179 which will run for two weeks. After that, the

Four hi res pictures

full registration fee of $199 applies.

“It may seem some time away but it has a habit of

“Last year, we had to close registration two

creeping up on us so quickly!” Nicky says. “We’re

weeks early as we reached our maximum quota for

in the process of trying to obtain grant money and

participating artists,” says Nicky Brzeska, Raglan’s

will also be working with our amazing sponsors

RAW Co-ordinator, who has been handling the

again soon to try and drum up the funds we need to

Arts Weekend for the past 2 years. “We’re seeing

run the event. It’s not-for-profit and it’s expensive to

a renewed energy around the event, and it’s great

run, and so this initial phase is crucial for us in terms

that we’re drawing significant interest from artists

of determining what kind of event we can pull off.”

who are new to RAW – both emerging and well

If you would like to be kept informed about when

established. So, if you’re keen to enter, start getting

registration opens or are interested in becoming a

your material together now,” she urges.

sponsor please email nicky@raglanartscentre.co.nz

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RAGLAN AREA SCHOOL NEWS Artist Amazes Akonga Outdoor Education Option Courses Come to Raglan Area School


hat’s the key to creating spectacular artwork? It is not as easy as you think. Having an expert tell you the secrets of how this happens does help though.

Rātu, 18 o Here-Turi-Kōkā, theswimming local artist YearOn 9 and 10te students learning survival Miranda Jane Caird came to Raglan Area School techniques

to teach the classes D3 and E5 how to draw Mount Karioi and toin talk about being an artist. iving Whaingaroa, our natural “We can tell stories pictures withoutin using environment lendswith itself to learning the words,” Miranda told the students. “Put your special outdoors. story in your own picture.” While the students were provides listening,theMiranda The outdoor environment perfect demonstrated her techniques drawing Mount setting for students to developof their confidence, leadership, and resilience, as well as providing them with the pathway to pursue further study or careers in the outdoors. 2021 has seen Outdoor Education launched as an option for students in Years 7-11. Over the coming years, this will grow to include Years 12 and 13. Here is what the students have to say. Why did you choose to take Outdoor Education for Year 11? I chose outdoor education because I wanted to try something new, I believed that outdoor education was going to help me develop skills that could help me push outside of my comfort zone, in a way I was



Karioi. She inspired the students for their calendar art by telling them about her illustrations and showing them some of her own pictures. She talked about the foreground of pictures, the background of pictures, and how to include a story in your art. Occasionally, nature,fireanimals, Year 7-8Miranda studentsincludes learning about and and hercooking family ininthe heroutdoors. pictures of Mount Karioi because they are important to her. At the end of her visit, shetokindly shared some pictures and magnets unable do myself. I thought that it might be fun to with the akonga. After the visit, the students drew change it up. Megan Abrams - Year 11 Mount Karioi using Whaea Miranda’s techniques What has been your highlight so far this year? and telling their own stories. So farart it has to go be around Sea Kayaking. Learning from “Your might the world,” whispered each other (mostly Matua Liam) has been a major Miranda. highlight of these beginning weeks, I remember the E5 students, Year 2/3 first outing we had in our home town Rags when we all got our feet cut up on the limestone coast - I knew there was a reason we were supposed to bring booties! It’s been quite a ride from basics—how to get into a kayak, rock gardening, and weaving in and out of the rocky coastline—on our overnight camp in the Hauraki Gulf. Kaitawhiti Kereopa - Year 11 Massive thank you to The Southern Trust for providing funding to purchase all the gear needed to run this programme. Also a huge shout out to TJ Pemberton and David Williams for your support in getting this programme up and running.

Eke Panuku, Eke Tangaroa!

perform on is the aerial silks. Her best advice for us when performing was to make contact with the audience. She said, “It is important to connect”. Something we noticed was Jia and Jess's marvellous face expressions to help them do this. Circus is a powerful tool for us to the class, or outside, it’s not unusual learn to believe in ourselves. work as toasee Barney around inand team, buildbeing strongcarried relationships, the arms of other. a student, wrapped trust each We are excitedup to in take a jacket or having his custody fought part in the acrobatics, silks, balancing, over between the students. Not only juggling learning. We will show isand Barney teaching us about being the community what we can do empathetic, he is also setting us up for at thefuture. end ofSome Term students 2 by putting on a big the are natural performance. We are nervous parents, whereas others are about still it learning to care forexcited. Barney like a but we how are also really real baby. BarneyLucy, is awesome but & he Evie is By Alaia, Willa, Inēs not as good as the visits we have from D2with Class. baby Arwyn and baby Luciano. We are looking forward to watching the development of Arwyn and Luciano throughout the year. Rosa, Isa, Talaia, Jade, and Maia - Year 7/8

Qi Gong in Q2 at Raglan Area School

n Term 1, E1 ventured into the bush to find out about their native birds! Amazed at what we had found, we all picked a bird to write about. We compiled our paragraphs and paintings of the manu into a big book.


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oots of Empathy’ - a2, hroughout Term 1 and programme teachesat the Year 4-6that students children to develop their Raglan Area School willempathy be doing - has come to our school. Research juggling, acrobatics, acrobalance, findings have shown that Roots of and aerialchildren silks with Jiashown and Jess Empathy have a from Freedom 2 Fly at the church decrease in aggressive behaviour, hallincrease on Bow Street. an in knowledge of how babies grow and develop, Earlier this year, Jia and Jess and more acceptance of people delivered an extravagant performance from different cultures and to show off their amazing skills. The backgrounds. joyful Jia pulled out his black leather Whaea Isabel and Matua Joe are suitcase and revealed a long stick, the two teacher instructors for the a bottle, and a colorful programme. Their job is tobook. teachNext, the he balanced the three objects in his students about human development mouth! The dance ofthey performed and the importance empathy for both ThankDuring you for the us baby was and trulyothers. amazing. tothe Whaea Isabel for taking out performance, Jess the alsotime danced of teaching kindy, and the mums, Thea using the silks. Jess’ favorite thing to and Renee, for volunteering their time and babies. Barney, the baby that isn't so real, has become an important member of our class since participating in the Roots of Empathy programme. Inside


te wiki tuarima i tae mai tētahi rōpū karetao, ko Robopa kia whakaako i o rātou pūkenga miharo rawa ki a mātou ngā tamariki o Te Rōpū Aroha ki te Reo.



For the Love of Nature; Memories from E1, 2020

From left, Waimarie, Awhitu, Flynn and Moana.

I te ata i āwhina mātou ki te whakarite i ngā tēpu, i ngā tūru, i ētahi pouaka maramara karetao. Kāore i roa i whakatau i ngā manuwhiri, taro kau iho i whakarōpū i a mātou, ā, i whakaingoatia tērā atu ngā wikikaiako i waimarie mātou ngā tauira ngā rōpu, i hanga ringa hoki, kau ana o Matariki me āTawera, kuamutu tūwhera i tei karakia, i puta atu ki waho mōo tetekai.Mātātoa. He kaupapa whakahirahira I te wā māori, i hoki mai te mahi pārekareka kaupapa hei timata kaupapa hauora me ko te te hangahanga i ngā karetao, roa kau ake kua tata whakapakari tīnana. E whā ngā tūmomo mahi. mutu ngā karetao, ā, kua tae ki te wā ki te whakamutu Ko haumaru wai,i homai ngā mahi paihikara, tei i ngātekaretao, nā reira ngā kaiwhakahaere omaoma roa me ngā tikanga o ngā waka. Ko tētahi raumamao ki ia rōpū, i whakakaa ngā karetao, Matua Matua Cruz ngā kaiako ā, i putaRodney ki wahorāua ki te ko whakataetae. I pā mai te hiikaka i te wā i kite mātou te maha mō tēnei wānanga, haumarutanga o te wai. o ngā koeko me te ahuatanga o te whakataetae. I a E toru ngā rāana, o tei wānanga. Kuakaiwhakahaere tūtuki pai ngā mātou e timata te kōrero ngā tauira katoa ki te whiu i te peke taura whiu, te hoe e pā ana ki ngā pūkenga, ā, e whanatu anakimātou. tahi mā runga te papatūhoe. I tūtuki anō hoki Ki tāku nei rongo he tino miharo ngā pai whakataetae, mātou ki te takahi wai, me te mānu tika i roto ka pa mai te ihiihi ki te mahi i ngā momo meai ngā me te karetao. pare mānu hei oranga mā mātou. Inaianei e ahei ana

‘Roots Year 4of - 6Empathy’ Raglan Area School isStudents at Raglan Areaand School "Free Flying"

mātou te kaukau me te peke i te pīriti i runga i te mōhiotanga o te haumaruwai, ā, e kore e mātou I toromi. a Matua Rodney i itētehi he I whakaako te rā tuarua i whakamutua ngā ngeri, karetao, waihoki i whakaritea e ngā kaiwhakahaere i ētahi haka me ngā nekehanga o ngā hoe. "Manawa taki, reihi, i ētahi kēmuatu hoki, kāoreo itaku roa hoe, i pākauria mai tete manawa taki. Toro te kakau hiamo kia whakahaerehia ngā karetao. Roa kau rau i a anō Tangaroa e." ake He i whakamārama ngā kaiwhakahaere i ngā ture, i mahi mīharo hoki te nohotahi, mahi ngā whainga o te kēmu. whānaungatanga tātou i a tātou i waho i te kura. Ki ōku nei whakaaro kāore he mahi māmā, nā I ērā rā e toru, i ako mātou ngā mea mīharo rawa te mea me haere pōturi, me tino whai whakaaro kia atu. tutuki Nā tei te kaupapa tino whainga.matua o te wānanga ko te whakapakari tīnana ko tētehi ngā tino Nā reira i te mutunga iho, oehara taku mahi mahi ia i tete rā ko takitahi, te whātoro atu ohengā uaua o te tīnana. mahi engari mahi takitini! Na Waimarie Forbes, Flynn Nikau Nā Isabella Wynyard, Tiaari Pemberton, Gibson, Wetekia Rickard - Year 7/8 Rice-Edwards.

We had a week of learning about hut building in Term 2. We all went down to the bush track to find our spots. Then we designed and built little models to find out the best way to do it. A couple of days later, we started is Qi Then Gong? ‘Qi’ buildinghat our structures. we added (pronounced means other materials like deadChi) fern fronds, twigs, branches, and mud to make it energy and ‘Gong’ means to grow waterproof. It was fun because we got so ‘Chi Gong’ is growing our to play and learn outside. energy. You can use Qi Gong when you are angry, upset ormudflats hurt to In Term 3, we went to the down. what lies beneath our tocalm discover estuary. We put a one-meter square In down Q2 atonRaglan Area frame the mud andSchool, took Whaea Kate and Whaea Karin came four core samples from the corners, into our classroom and taught and counted the creatures, plants,us Qi Gong. To grow and seaweeds that your were energy, living you in the These moving are someyour people’s startsquare. by slowly hands favourite parts of like our study: close together there is a ball


Miwa - “I liked taking core samples.” Maia - “Belly flopping in the mud.” Nyah - “Finding sea creatures.” Keisha - “I liked my group and the squishy mud.” Rita - “I liked going to see all the sea creatures.” Felix - “It was really exciting.” Louis - “Getting muddy.” Van - “I liked running through the mud.” It was fun because we got muddy, wet, and smelly! We saw creatures that between them. Then once you feel it, you normally don't get to see. you can grow it bigger shower Coco, Rosa, Luca, and Felix, Evie, it over William yourself. Whaea Karin and Caetano - Yearhad 5/6 an instrument called a Kushi that helped calm us down and grow our energy. The Kushi sounded like a soft wind chime. Amazingly, you can pass the energy ball to your friend to make them feel happy and calmer. When we practice Qi Gong it makes us feel calm, happy, and relaxed. Written by - Louisa, Bille, Clara, Ava, Johannes, Gabrielle, Louenn & Q2 class.

RAGLAN Chronicle 9

TE UKU SCHOOL NEWS Friday Fun Our Skate Park in the Horse Paddock

Te Uku Seniors Sista Smash CricketAdventures Continue area. It is called the Horse Paddock because years ago it used to be where children who rode horses to school tied them up for the day.


n Thursday 5th March, we were invited to the first ever cricket event called Sista Smash! Sista Smash is a day out playing cricket and having the most fun you possibly can. Te Uku School made up two teams, all of us girls, with little or no cricket experience. All of us were pumped to be part of the Te Uku School cricket team. We had some experience working with a coach from Northern Districts Cricket who came to school prior to the event to teach us skills and games - then our day had come.


We very arrived at the famous Seddon Park inwith Hamilton. Friday, if it’s not pouring rain, The park was a sea of pink and music was the Junior Discovery goes downpumping to the outHorse of thePaddock. sound system. made our way up to the ThisWe is our school native bush ‘welcoming tent’. We were then laden with gifts. Our packs had chocolates, a bright green cricket bucket hat, an explanation booklet all about cricket and many more interesting little trinkets that were cricket related. There were a variety of gazebos with things such as temporary tattoos, food and a competition to win a red cricket ball. Also on display was the famous Women’s World Cup. It was super shiny.


e Uku School senior students have planned an adventurous year of epic outdoor experiences from whitewater rafting, to skiing and surfing. Last Friday, we ventured into the ancient Te Pahu caves.

This is our time to play, explore, try new things and challenge ourselves in nature. There is a stream running through it that some of the kids like to clean out and play with the sticks. This can get very muddy. Others learn how to look after nature by picking up any rubbish that they find there. We say it’s good to learn about nature by playing! Everyone was prepared for a cold We get to go up to the school garden where there are lemons and apples growing that we can eat, and experience, wearing thermal clothes a huge magnolia tree to climb. Some kids like to and raincoats. Harry, from Raglan build huts and make and eat imaginary ice-creams! Rock, was continually informing us The Junior Discovery even find avocados. We of the challenges we were about to like how it’s big and how it’s got lots of places to face as we entered. Entering the cave, explore. The andready shady We set uptrees underand bigbushes trees inare thecool shade to to dive with stories of moa bones found and hearts play under. We bags like how have briefed adventures into our goodie only you to becan quickly on the recent collapsing n Friday caves, Marchour26, it was with exhilaration and exploring the horse paddock! Sometimes it can first game.inThere were tons of pink wickets set up all were pumping the skate park opening day. get windy and the birds singRotations beautifuland songs. We we couldn’t wait to get deeper in. around the huge cricket field. organisation Miss Mears and our J Beaudry opened We were trudging sloppy shoes find epic treasure in the horse paddock! We plant were key for the day. We barely got back to the goodie the skate park. J and some of his different types plants way and too learnmuch howfun. to take care through water most of the time and We had a fascinating time, seeing so bags as we wereofhaving Everybody stepping over rocks of all different friends made our park, and it took of them. We love the native trees and plants and many glow worms and big stalagmites played really well, with a lot of giggles along the way. learnt all sorts so often hear the birds chirping around theand shapes quiteanda sizes. while.We They worked and stalactites, which grow one Amazingly, throughout the dayas wewe gotwalk so much better of facts as we went further into the centimetre every 100 years. There was track. managed to win two of our games. The lunch provided by hard. Some of the kids met with It is aDistricts special place us because that manyfor ancient limestone caves. We learnt even a room called “the auditorium” Northern Crickettowas amazing.not They catered J last year bentonite, to help plan about calcium whichthe is askate schools have a Horse Paddock like ours! which was huge, we sang our hearts everyone's dietary needs and it really filled our bellies. park, and we had been looking By Remy Grant, Emma Marshall and Olive silky mud that is really good for your out. We were so loud it sounded like Soon enough, everybody was back on the field forward to using it. in J it.and - so we covered our faces So his Duirs (Year 4) skin there were 100 of us underground. I for their last game. This was definitely the hottest part many peoplehave challenged friends been themselves, making skate would 100% do this again, so would of the day. Everyone was sweating so much, the zinc even though they had20fears of tightThey people used skateboards. Aria won the parks for over years. our class! on our faces was starting to melt! Plus, none of us had spaces and creepy crawlies. first t-shirt sheRoughton was awesome Writtenbecause by Emma made it the perfect size. J showed much energy left after four forty-five minute games of cricket. We all had an amazing day at Sista Smash 2021 us how it works. He is the best at skating. Diego got the second t-shirt and Trixie, Riley and Nikau won shirts and we learnt so much more about cricket. The next day, skater that we have seen. too. everybody came to school complaining how much their Thank you J and friends for The skate park was so much fun. bodies were hurting! Bring on Sista Smash 2022. building our skate park. You are Reporter: Satori Van Staden It was a sunny day and lots of children amazing. got to use it. We took turns so there By Malakai, Jack, Myles, Ayda, weren’t too many people on at once. Cole and Joe Joe (Year 2 and 3) Some people used scooters and some


What do children think about climate change?

Learning at Te Uku

Te Uku School Rockstars Inter-School Swimming Sports


Frankie: “Human actions have changed the weather and I am angry.” Katie: “I think it's sad because polar bears die!” Ivy, Jade,atBonnie & Giorgia: of earning Te Uku School “The is lotscurrent of funrate and climate change is bad and we sure shouldthat takeit's action to the teachers all make way try and stop it.” reading, maths and writing! more than just Havana: “I think it is sad because animals and We have skatepark, pool, playground, garden and people are alosing their homes.” the Horse can learn At Paddock, Te Uku where Schoolchildren this term, we things have about been lifelearning outside that you can’t learn in a classroom. all about what it means to live The and Horse work Paddock is a bigTo piece of bush with lots ofthis different sustainably. help us understand bettertypes we of have trees and We get to hutsNations and playGlobal lots of beena creek. investigating thebuild United Goals for Sustainable Development. games down there with other people in our class. Thewe yearare 5 &a 6s have been focusing predominantly Since country school we have a lot of land Climate Action,learning. by challenging themselves to to on do heaps of outside Also the farm owner who think canschool do onlets an individual level owns theabout farm what next they to our us do our cross and what country there.effect each action and decision they make


Although learning about reading, writing and maths are important, many different skills can be learnt from being outside and Te Uku school makes sure we get that quality time.

When the band got better and uring Friday lunch times, some students from Te Uku better, they practised more often. Mr n Thursday the hall 18th to of do March, School did to well andup everyone Johnson Te wasUku very helpful give School go down to the worked really hard to do their best. Lots some students from Te Uku time to teach us the song practice. The band currently his lunch of our students got 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the can have on our climate. Some students have chosen band School participated in the inter‘Sunday Morning’ by Maroon 5. When finals - that meant they had to win or do to limit their use of plastic products this term, while has five members; Nadia on lead school swimming competition Mr at Johnson saw that we were ready to really well in their heats, before swimming others are investigating their use of fossil fuels to vocals, Diego on electric guitar, Ngaruawahia pools. We swam against race against the fastest an audience, he organised forpeople us from explore concept of thinking globally and acting Eachthe class has different and unique teachers, and allFinn on bass, Rya on keyboard show another seven other schools; Te Mata, Raglan the other heats. Our students who got places locally. classes have different activities for their children. Ourand Conor keeps the beat on the to play it at a school assembly. People were: Ellie Tucker - 3rd 25m freestyle, Area, Te Kowhai, Whatawhata, During this investigation, we have learnt gave us lots of comments like, “Nadia Year 1 teacher knows that her children have just come Chanelle Davidson - 1st 50m backstroke, lots about many wonderful people such as Greta drums. Horotiu, Waitetuna, and Rotokauri.


you could of sang louder”, from kindergarten and that coming to a place where you 3rd 50m freestyle, 3rd“Great 25m job, backstroke, Thunberg, a Swedish teen who spoke at the UN We Itfound that being part day of a and bandwe sat was a really sunny your band is growing a personality of Iris Furniss - 3rd 25m backstroke, 1st just do work is really hard. So, at Te Uku we've made an about our need for climate action. At 15 years old she had more challenges than just learning under the trees while we waited for our 25m breaststroke, Ava Wood 2nd 25m its own”, “I liked the whole thing just activity called Tinkering Time, this is when in the marched on parliament to illustrate the students immediate songs. RyaThere foundwas thata it wasstand difficult races. food with lots backstroke, Havana clearly”. Field - We 3rd 50m I couldn’t hear everything Junior Discovery to use the sandpit, do woodwork, action necessary get to combat climate change. We felt to play while listening to Nadia sing. of yummy food. They sold ice-blocks, backstroke, 1st 50m breaststroke, Samara enjoy- playing together as a band inspired her draw, courage stand take action, role play,by paint, andtouse toys up andand imaginary play toForcupcakes, sausages, juicetoand water really to Field Nadia it was challenging project 2nd 25m backstroke, Soul Clark we hope together can inspire othersmore to take and can’t wait to learn a newCassidy song and assist theirthat learning. Thiswe makes school heaps fun! her make sure we had enough energy to swim - 3rd 25m backstroke, Furniss voice so that she and the other band action our best. perform again. 2nd 25m breaststroke, 2nd 25m freestyle. In too. the Middle Discovery and Senior Discoverymembers could hear it. Diego worked Written in collaboration with Indi Ruka, Ava were 25 students have lots of opportunities to participate in inter-hard to The stay incompetitions time with everyone elsemetre Congratulations to all of them! Wood, Havana Field, Satori Van Staden and Kiri freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, you and to everyone who made the By Thank Rya Ruka Nadia Lennon Finn tried his best to not look at school sports activities. Camps and trips to exciting places Banks Year 5 & 6 and50 metre freestyle, backstroke and inter-school competition happen, we really his breaststroke bass. 4) such a in our local community happen lots during the year. and there was a freestyle relay appreciate your hard work(Year to make We love learning at Te Uku School because everyone helps each other and our playground is an exciting, friendly place to be. Especially our new skatepark!

at the end. 25 metres was one lap of the pool and 50 metres was two laps of the pool. Doing 50 metres was really hard!

wonderful day! We are soChronicle excited for RAGLAN 15interschool’s next year! by Olive Duirs

RAGLAN Chronicle 9

T E M ATA S C H O O L N E W S Te Mata School OCross Country Sista Smash

n Friday the 25th of March Te Mata School’s year 5-8 girls There was a great turn out of went to Seddon Park in Hamilton parents, friends and family that came to participate in a girls only cricket to support all of festival. the children and watch them race. Te Mata had entered three teams At first the weather was a bit of eight which were named: Te Mata miserable but the year 7 and 8’s still T-Rex’s, Te Mata Tomatoes and The Te ran. Once Mata Tigers. Te Mata did very well. The Te had run their race the weather Tethey Mata Tomatoes Mata T- Rex’s won two and lost two. The started to look up so the junior school Te Mata Tomatoes won two and lost one, came out and ran their races.The 5 and and the Te Mata Tiger’s won 3 and drew 6 year olds ran one lap of Mr Lester one. The Te Mata teams really stood out Adams field located next to the school amongst other much bigger schools with down Church Lane. 7,8,9 and 10 year great hand eye coordination and excellent olds ran two laps of the field and the 11 sportspersonship. We can attribute this to and 12 year olds had the hard task of being really active at our school and going running 3 laps. out for PE every day. On Friday 24 May 2019 a selected This was a fun time away from group of runners from Te Mata School school filled with excitement. This went to Waitetuna School to compete event's purpose was to encourage more in the inter school cross country. girls to play cricket, as some girls are Te Mata Tigers Special thanks to Mr Mark Macleod, less interested than others. This was a Mrs Linda Holmes, Emma Snowden pleasant experience and fun for others to who made the day possible and to try out for their first time or to play it once Amy Hanna who managed to produce again. On the weekend after Sista Smash some amazing face paint. Along with the Blackcaps were playing Bangladesh on the exact same field.Some children's Waitetuna School, Raglan Area school, favourite activities of the day were Te Uku School, Rotokauri School and Young Emily Gaustad came Horotiu School. Overall we had an dressing up,first playing in hertogether year. and the amazing day and can’t wait to come hotdogs that they provided for free. his term Te Mata School had By Coco Wilson and Sophie Haine back next year! Special mention to the 4 Te Mata their annual cross country girls that got a place in the inter event on the 16th of May 2019, and Te Mata T-Rex's schools, Jayla Waitere 2st, Abi Meyer it was a huge success. All the kids 3rd, Emily Gaustad 1st and Milla ran their hardest and tried their Taggart 2nd. Written By Abi Meyer best to win.


Science of Reading

Te Mata’s amazing new staff member, Tessa Randrup


his term Te Mata has an amazing new addition to our staff, Tessa Randrup. Tessa is currently working on Monday’s & Friday’s with some of our special needs students in Ruma Whai.

Te Mata Students attend the New Hāngi Zealand Young Leaders Day

help with digging the hole that was needed for the preparation of the Hāngi. The way it works is that each classroom will his term the Te Mata School community be donating a type of food, and the cost will be has decided that we are going to have a $12 for an adult serving and the meals will be Community Hāngi on Wednesday the 14th big enough for adults and children. If you would like to come, book early so we can prepare this of April. We areleaders hosting this Hāngi outside because Claudelands Our young standing Events centre! delicious feast for everyone. If you would like we are raising funds for a Waharoa (Maori to pay online you can call Te Mata school at entranceway) at Te Mata school's Emma: I think Ronnie Taulafo was my favourite elcome back Whaingaroa, this termentrance I 07 825 6870 or you could email us at admin@ way. We knowabout thatthe there beenbecause a he had this amazing element of fun and it will be speaking Newhasn’t Zealand temataraglan.school.nz, Or you could pay on was really interesting because he came from a really Hāngi in recent years, definitely not in the young leaders day, a day-long event which the day in cash. rough background. last 15 years, So we are extremely excited inspires,tomotivates and encourages younger Here are some was of our Bella: Ronnie Taulafo myamazing favouritehelpers speaker that start this tikanga again here at Te Mata. had volunteered to help dig out the hole needed children to be whoever and whatever they because he was so inspiring and his life was really At the moment we are looking for people for the Hāngi preparation. Kyle Leuthart, hard but he picked himself up and he made the mostTipi want to be. to help with the preparation on the day before of it. Welsh, Roy O’Brien, Seth Bloom, and Jason the Hāngi also to help tidy up after it,Q. Did Waitere. Our school sentand 5 students ( Emma Gott, you learn anything new and who from? however, we have some amazingMaia: I learnt from By Torrie andyou Janae Quax Maia Holland Smith, Mariaalready Grilli, had Bella Storie HanaStephens Tapiata that don't Palmer and Isaac Limbert) and a teacher aide ( need to worry so much about what people think of Emma Snowden.) We finished off the day with a you, and that we are stronger together! Emma: I learnt from Dr Lehan Stemmet that breathtaking performance by New Zealand rapper when you can see all these little particles shining Kings! Let's have a listen to what some of our young through the window in the sunlight that is all dead leaders have to say about this inspiring day! skin, humans shed 1 layer a month. Q. Who was your favourite speaker and why? Bella: I learnt from Christian Gallen that you Maia: Ronnie Taulafo, I liked him because should never eat dog roll even when you think it is he was funny, and he travelled quite a distance to luncheon. Written by Maria Grilli inspire and motivate us.



Easter Raffle

Taylor Hanna’s Cancer Relay


Tessa is unique, bubbly and dynamic, she interacts and works well with all of our students. Q. What are your hobbies and interests? ecently Whaea Trina, Matua The teachers are all involved in year long A Being in the ocean, surfing, Mark, Whaea Lucy and Whaea professional learning which we students creating with friends and I also love Jacqui up me with excellent idea benefit from. Te Mata has also started a Yoga,came it makes feelan really peaceful. Q. money What are your goals? Reading to raise for decodable new after school Parent Workshop which A. To continue to learn so that I they remind me how joyful life can be. Books. They decided on a raffle, and can be true to myself and be able to Learning is something thatfrom Whaea so much themTrina and is thehosting. helpraised others,over and $6000. to fly like it has TheJonathan Board of amazing teachers. It is for parents to learn more effective Livingston! Q. When you were intermediate Trustees have also contributed a lot of ways help their children learn to read. Q. Would you like to become a age whotodid you look up to? money to one helpday? Te Mata School be able teacher Last week the teachers a The people I would meet outallin attended the A. lots Yeah! At the tomoment to buy of books supportI’m our ocean. two day course with Liz Kane. This has experiencing different environments Q. Who inspired you to be a new Structured Literacy approach. furtherteacher grown aide? their understanding of the to see where feels good. teacher/ Q. What it like working at have Te A. I think nature inspired me,best I getto apply Science of Reading and how These four is passionate teachers Mata? so much appreciation of life and I just Structured Literacy. They are all buzzing found Te a way ALL students learn really Matatoishelp this incredible intimate feel like I needed to share this to applywith theirTamariki. new learning with their to space, read. This approach to beautiful reading is experience I get new to meet all these By Femka Wylie friendly children. They are themselves, based on decades of research and studies, students!


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By Olivia Gaustad and Isla Limbert

ur very own Taylor Hanna has agreed to participate in a Cancer Relay, last term The most outstanding Second place Thirdan place. she raised estimate of $260 by selling Cillipo n Monday the 29th of mini ice blocksto to the the students at Te Mata Congratulations March Te Mata School following school and little more from busking. top sellers:


had an Easter raffle to help fundraise for new books at our school. We had a goal to fundraise at least $2000 but with the help of all the Te Mata students and parents we were able to fundraise over $6000, altogether we sold a total of 248 tickets. The Board of Trustees also contributed a lot of money to help the school buy books as well. There were special prizes for the first, second and third students who sold the most raffle tickets.

1st=MiaTaylor Meadows is doing a cancer awareness campaign 2nd=Jackson Munns called Relay For Life. She is such a great role model for our&younger 3rd=Paige Brookestudents. Curley She had planned to raise all the money for 2 months . For their efforts they received “ My mum ( Amy Hanna) said we should join a 1kg easter egg! relay for life because she was already doing it with There herwere friendsalso andprizes she wasforwondering if we wanted to outstanding sellers. join, ticket so Cass and I agreed ” Taylor recounts. Cancer The iswhole of thewe are so grateful that we such a purpose deadly illness, can help in need .for easter raffle wasthose to fundraise is an which inspiration the ScienceTaylor of Reading is to everyone, and that just proves to everyone out there in Raglan, that being led by Whea Trina. the smallest thing can make the biggest difference We to arethose so proud of We all our in need. can only imagine how many studentspeople & acknowledge what an Taylor, Cassidy and Amy Hanna are helping, they couldn’t haveindone it without the motivating amazingand community we live support and donation of all the anonymous and By the Te Mata Chronicle identified donations. Team: Mika Kereopa, Olivia Written By Nina George Gaustad, Sophie Haine, Janae Quax, Isla LImbert

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Whaanga Road

Impressive Site! 13ha

RAGLAN Possibly Raglan'sWhaanga last large Road undeveloped coastal block is nowImpressive available for Site! you to13ha create your dream property. Located less than 4km to Whale Bay, Raglan, this really is Possibly Raglan's last large undeveloped coastal block is surfer paradise. There are several easy potential building now available for you to create your dream property. sites on this property all with uninterrupted north facing Located less than 4km to Whale Bay, Raglan, this really is ocean views that will take your breath away. surfer paradise. There are several easy potential building sites on this property all with uninterrupted north facing ocean views that will take your breath away. pggwre.co.nz/HAM31305

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88 Wallis Street

A Trophy Property with real 'WOW' Factor




88own Wallis Street property like no other in RAGLAN to An opportunity a trophy Plus GST (if8any) 5 NewAZealand real 'wow' factor! attention to detail Trophywith Property with realThe 'WOW' Factor 7 Park Drive VIEW RAGLAN-WAIKATO PRICE BY NEGOTIATION 3 1 in remodeling this iconic Raglan landmark has to be seen to By Appointment An opportunity to own a trophy property like no other in Plus GST (if any) be believed with modernYour finishesChance but an industrial feel. Two to Move to Raglan! New Zealand with real 'wow' factor! The attention to detail $1.15M 1960's cement silos have been converted into five high end VIEWThomson Richard in remodeling this iconic has property to be seen close to • Raglan Great landmark residential toBythe beach and Raglan GST Inclusive Appointment luxury apartments. The main three bedroom apartment M 027 294 8625 be believed with modern town finishescentre. but an industrial feel. Two E richard.thomson@pggwrightson.co.nz boasts two bathrooms and open plan 185m2 living. VIEW 1960's cement silos have been converted into five high end Richard Thomson • Large functional kitchen with plenty of storage By Appointment luxury apartments. The main three bedroom apartment M 027 294 8625 pggwre.co.nz/HAM23381 • 1166sqm (approx) Large parking area on site (good for E richard.thomson@pggwrightson.co.nz boasts two bathrooms and open plan 185m2 living.

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739 Waitetuna Valley Road WAITETUNA 846 Old Mountain Rd WAITETUNA

Versatile block, Ideal location $1.495m

Country Character 739 Waitetuna Valley Road WAITETUNA Come and enjoy the location, expansive views and modern


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56111ha and titles 523 Ruapuke Road • RAGLAN 17ha - 6ha and Plus GST (if4any) Plus GST (if3any) (Unless 2 1 Sold Prior) $850,000 home onthe thissimplicity attractive 73ha block.tastefully The $1.495m 2014 built three • Two Two houses Enjoy of this renovated 3 Closes 4pm, Wed 12 February Versatile block, Ideal location Dwellings, Two Titles GST Inclusive VIEW $1.495M DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY bedroom plus office home is a great familyspot homelocated with large • Multiple useful sheds bedroom in alocation, picturesque just By Appointment VIEW Come andhome enjoy the expansive views and modern • 17ha - 6ha and 11ha titles Plus GST VIEW (if any) Plus GST (if any) (Unless Sold Prior) open plan kitchen, dining, lounge area leading onto decks • Gravity fed spring water Saturday, 18 and 25 January, 3-4pm homeapprox on this attractive 73ha block. The 2014 built three • Two houses 20km from Whatawhata and handy to Raglan. VIEW Closes 4pm, Wed 12 February with views over the whole farm. Infrastructure on this 1.30-2.15pm, Sunday 28 March • Amazing views Richard Thomson bedroom plus officehome home is a greatthree family home with large • Multiple useful sheds Inside, this sunny boasts bedrooms, 2 By Appointment VIEWThomson property is also near new including water system with a M 027 294 8625 Richard open plan kitchen, dining, lounge area leading onto decks • Gravity fed spring water Saturday, 18 and 25 January, 3-4pm Road M 027 294 8625 good-sized bathrooms a great open plan living E richard.thomson@pggwrightson.co.nz TE AKAU-WAIKATO 1033 Mangiti trough in each paddock, stockand and sheep yards. with views over the whole farm. Infrastructure on this • Amazing views Richard Thomson area. The home opens ontowater extensive decking. Prime Te Akau Farm property is also near new out including system with a M 027 294 8625 Richard Thomson pggwre.co.nz/HAM31535 pggwre.co.nz/HAM31725 Recent have given this home M 027 294 8625 troughrenovations in each paddock, stock and sheep yards. a fresh look E richard.thomson@pggwrightson.co.nz

while retaining its original character. pggwre.co.nz/HAM31535 With 4.0910ha (more or less) of land at your disposal there’s room to farm a few sheep or cattle, or perhaps some horticulture. Come along to an open home or call Richard today to arrange a private viewing

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Situated in Te Akau, an area renowned for its farming history, sits all 205.4284 hectares (more or less), in two titles pggwre.co.nz/HAM31725 that 1033 Mangiti Road has to offer. Traditionally this farm has been used for sheep and beef breeding but recently has been used for bull grazing and cropping. It's mostly easy rolling contour with approx. 40ha crop able ash over clay loam soil allow for many farming options.

652 Kawhia Road

Small Farm and Large Lifestyle!

Kawhia run Road MATA 652TE Kawhia Road 652 is currently as part of a large traditional farm. Located in Te Mata near Small sheep Farm and andbeef Large Lifestyle! Raglan this is becoming an increasingly popular lifestyle 652 Kawhia Road is currently run as part of a large location with access to the amazing recreational activities traditional sheep and beef farm. Located in Te Mata near Raglan has to offer. On one of the boundaries to this 95ha Raglan this is becoming an increasingly popular lifestyle block (subject to survey) is the Bridal Veil Falls reserve. location with access to the amazing recreational activities Raglan has to offer. On one of the boundaries to this 95ha block (subject to survey) is the Bridal Veil Falls reserve. pggwre.co.nz/HAM31660

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4337 State Highway 23

4337 State Highway RAGLAN to An opportunity purchase 3.5ha this23close to the Raglan town boundaryand doesn't happenBEO very often. The contour of Location Potential $940,000 the land is flat to gentle rolling with many suitable potential An opportunity to purchase 3.5ha this close to the Raglan building sites. Mature trees on about 60%of the property town boundary doesn't happen very often. The contour of make this a landscapers dream, could be ideal for the land is flat to gentle rolling with many suitable potential permaculture also. The property has a natural spring feed building sites. Mature trees on about 60%of the property stream running through it. make this a landscapers dream, could be ideal for permaculture also. The property has a natural spring feed pggwre.co.nz/HAM30758 stream running through it.

35 Long Street ThisRAGLAN substantial property set on 1012sqm has a lot to offer. Perfectly situated within easy walking distance to Raglans Sunsets, Harbour Views shops and cafe's yet far enough away to be peaceful and This substantial property set on 1012sqm has a lot to offer. quiet. Hours can be spent marvelling at the view of the Perfectly situated within easy walking distance to Raglans Raglan Harbour and the bar, watching the boats, paddle shops and cafe's yet far enough away to be peaceful and boarders, kayaker's and kite surfers all from this property. quiet. Hours can be spent marvelling at the view of the Raglan Harbour and the bar, watching the boats, paddle boarders, kayaker's and kite surfers all from this property. pggwre.co.nz/HAM30355


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This 27 ha (more or less) block would suit those looking for a quiet rural setting with land to farm. The farm features a large 4 stand wool shed which could be useful for calf rearing, as a workshop, for storage, accommodation or the obvious shearing of sheep if you ran a small flock on the property. The farm has both sheep and cattle yards and fencing.


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Valley ThisWAITETUNA is a property that501 has Waitetuna been farmed withRoad pride and Plus GST (if4any) 3 2 environmental consciousness decades. All water ways Future Proofed 90ha -for $1.95m VIEW $1.95M including springs, the Waitetuna river and water ways By Appointment This is a property that has been farmed with pride and Plus GST (if any) leading to the river have been fenced off and planted in environmental consciousness for decades. All water ways natives. These plantings create shelter, shade for stock and VIEWThomson Richard including springs, the Waitetuna river and water ways By Appointment home to diverse bird life. The 40ha of easy rolling country M 027 294 8625 leading to the river have been fenced off and planted in E richard.thomson@pggwrightson.co.nz and river flats are farmed organically. natives. These plantings create shelter, shade for stock and371 Maungatawhiri Richard Thomson Road 4 home to diverse bird life. The 40ha of easy rolling country M 027 294 8625 pggwre.co.nz/HAM31412 48ha Views & Location E richard.thomson@pggwrightson.co.nz and river flats are farmed organically.



Rural Bliss

501 Waitetuna Valley Road

Future Proofed 90ha - $1.95m


826 Ruakiwi Road

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$1.7M Located just a short drive from Raglan this 48haHelping approx grow the country Plus GST (if any) property has a lot to like about it. The comfortable VIEW sunny 4 bedroom home is perfect for family and Helping grow the country As Advertised or By Appointment entertaining. Decks on both sides of the house provide sunny outdoor living opportunities no matter the time of day. Amazing 360deg views can be enjoyed year round, the ocean, mountain and sunset view fill the lounge in the afternoon. Currently running 60 Breeding cows this block is well set up for grazing cattle, 26 paddocks all with water fed from the reliable spring on the property. Richard Thomson M 027 294 8625 E richard.thomson@pggwrightson.co.nz


PGG Wrightson Real Estate Limited, licensed under REAA 2008

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Situated at Ruapuke near Raglan are these four amazing lifestyle sections ranging in size from 8000m2 to 1.1ha, all have incredible ocean and mountain views. Within walking distance to Ruapuke beach very few properties ever come to the market. Take your pick of the sites available now and start planning your dream build.

35 Long Street

Sunsets, Harbour Views

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Four Prime Lifestyle Sections





1549 Whaanga Road RAGLAN pggwre.co.nz/HAM31660

pggwre.co.nz/HAM32446 Location and Potential BEO $940,000









$950,000 GST Inclusive

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COMMUNITY We’re on a journey to enable better access to local community health and wellbeing. Come along and share your knowledge and experience as we work together on this.


AUCTION 40 Kaitoke Street Raglan This stunning 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom property tucked away in Kaitoke Bay invites relaxation and family fun. Well-presented and elevated with ample inner-harbour views, this beach house boasts a large entertaining deck overlooking the water and the famous magical Raglan sunsets over Mount Karioi. Watch from the lounge room as the kids swim and kayak out the front, catch a few flounder or simply walk across and launch your paddleboard right at the front door. Immerse yourself in nature and take an easy and scenic stroll along the pretty Kaitoke Walkway to school, and into the vibrant cafes and shopping. Currently being run as a holiday accommodation business, this property is being sold fully furnished. Situated on 597sqm with a large double garage and parking for the boat.


6:00pm, Friday 23 April Ray White Raglan office (unless sold prior)


Saturday & Sunday 11:00am or call for a private viewing

SHERRY COULSON Melanie Carroll 021 760 468

AUCTION Community Health Forum AUCTION 44A Upper Wainui Road Raglan Tuesday 13 April: Noon - 2pm 6:00pm, Friday 9 April This a home that you will love returning home to. Imagine being at one with Raglan Arts Centre, 5 Stewart St, Raglan Ray White Raglan office

nature and living the lifestyle that goes along with it. Wake to a symphony of birdsong and the babble of the nearby stream, wander down the track to the beach or bask in the sun on the back deck. This lovely little 2 bedroom property is nicely located sitting on the shoulder of Karioi only minutes from town. The cosy light-filled living area, with open plan dining and family kitchen, opens out onto the deck with a view over the back yard framed in native planting. There is gas heating, a modernised bathroom and separate laundry. A pretty wooden sleep out surrounded by fruit trees is great as an extra bedroom or serene office space to work from home. Offering a flat dwelling and garage/shed space plus a decent sized backyard.

(unless sold prior)



Saturday & Sunday 2:00pm or call for a private viewing

People at heart Melanie Carroll Te iwi Ngakaunui


rwraglan.co.nz/RAG23208 Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)


021 760 468

Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

Raglan Backpackers & Water Front Lodge

AUCTION 6 Wi Neera Street Raglan 4 Strong 2020 sales, popular with domestic tourism 4 Excellent return on investment 4 Sale includes a thriving water sports equipment rental business plus surf school 4 Great potential for further development

For Sale



Please call Julie or Mel for an appointment

4 One of only a few commercially zoned waterfront properties in Raglan

Julie Hanna 027 441 8964


Melanie Carroll 021 760 468

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19 Bay View Road Raglan You are about to be wowed!!! On all three levels!!!!! High imposing ceilings upstairs are a feature of the large open plan, light-filled lounge, living, dining and kitchen. A generous family living area to say the least. You will imagine you are on top of the world in this space. Enjoy water, mountain and rural views wherever you look and they are amazing! The second level has four superbly presented bedrooms. Three double and a single plus bathroom and separate shower. Walk downstairs to the self-contained unit which has three bedrooms and again, you will be delighted by the presentation. A large deck flowing from the cozy lounge offering privacy and tranquility with views. The property is to be sold fully furnished. rwraglan.co.nz/RAG23301 Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)


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AT AUCTION - CAMPAIGN 3 WEEK CAMPAIGN SOLD ATSOLD AUCTION 3 WEEK Thank you to all who attended the auctions, it was a beautiful day with fantastic results Thank you to all who attended the auctions, it was a beautiful day with fantastic results



81 Lorenzen Bay Rd

RAGLAN 4 Snowden Place Family Wonderland Enjoy family living at it’s finest, with this superb threebedroom, two bathroom + study home. Only a short stroll from town, the privacy of this well located two-storey home will appeal to many. The layout offers different zones for relaxing, entertaining and enjoying family life. Set on a magical 846sqm freehold section, it’s a veritable playground for young and old, with tree houses, huts, meandering paths + more. Call Jono for more information – 021488766 pggwre.co.nz/HAM33848 PGG Wrightson Real Estate Limited, licensed under REAA 2008




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11 Park Drive

11 Park Drive

RAGLAN-WAIKATO 23 Main Road Take Another Look Invoking a sense of yesteryear, this grand old dame features high ceilings and polished native timber flooring throughout imbuing a rich warmth into this stunning property. Light, airy and tastefully decorated throughout, this spacious home boasts five dreamy bedrooms and two bathrooms. Situated on a 921sqm corner site, with dual access, the hard work has been done with a recently painted exterior, rewiring and replumbing. Don’t delay in viewing!





By appointment

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mobile 021 263 8698


• On-site wastewater system design • Slope stability analysis • Environmental impact reports • Soil productivity classification for subdivisions • Ground water exploration • Wind, seismic, slope and flooding hazard analysis

RAGLAN ENGINEERING LTD Contact Peter on 825-8486 or see him 8am-5pm at 2 Park Drive, Raglan E:raglanengineering@xtra.co.nz

Specialising in New Builds, Maintenance and Drainlaying. Nick Heasman

PLUMB ING & GAS LTD Phone: 021 058 2140 Email: onpointraglan@gmail.com onpointplumbing.co.nz

Grant Mathis PROPERTY 027 222 0156 MAINTENANCE grantmathis.gm@gmail.com


Michael Carter CMEngNZ (PEngGeol) Ph 07 825 7314 or 0274 419 477 michael.carter@xtra.co.nz

Agents for: Honda Power Equipment Ryco Hydraulics/Fittings Kumho/Hankook/Cooper & other tyres BOC gas


027 767 5379 nate@skilledmaintenance.co.nz combined with quality workmanship. www.skilledmaintenance.co.nz




Monday - Friday

Classifieds HOURS

Monday - Friday 12.30pm – 5.00pm Saturday & Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm No drop offs after 4.30pm please


For Sale COLLIDESCOPE R A G L A N A R T Exhibition Opening will be on the evening of Thursday 1st April, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. We will be closed on Good Friday, then open every day from Saturday 3rd through to Thursday 29th, 10am to 4pm. at the Old School Arts Centre.

M A T A P I H I K I N D E R G A RT E N OPEN DAY. , 390 Te Mata Rd. Sunday 11th April 10-12. All welcome. WED 14 APR R A G L A N RAMBLERS 9am from James St near Wallis St - Walk or paddle to Rocket on high tide WED 21 APR Raglan Ramblers 9am from James St near Wallis St - Daffodil planting

P U M P K I N FESTIVAL AND CROP SWAP, sunday 18th April 9am-11am. 8 categories incl; pumpkin art, baking, biggest, smallest, wierdest Prizes for kids. All welcome, gold coin entry. Normal crop swap on too. Pumpkin entries by 9am please. Raglan Bowling club, 19 James St. Brrr....Chill Out with THE RAGLAN LIGHT EXERCISE GROUP SESSIONS Monday & Thursday. 10am to 11am. St Peters Hall. Everybody is most welcome to attend.

Public Notices

F I R E W O O D DRY, DELIVERED Trailerload: Pine $185 / Gum - $200 / Native - $200 / Phone 021 0771524

Services Offered FLUE CLEANING and log fire inspection $125 and all flue and log fire repairs. I also do new fireplace installations. Phone Mark on 8298103 or 021 457342.


Downtown Raglan CBD, self-contained 1st floor, including carpark Email: admin@shoreline.net.nz

WHEEL WORKSHOP STARTING MAY 6-week course with Sarah Bing. Thursdays | 20 May to 24 June | 7-9.30pm | $280 including all materials, firing and membership | Bookings essential by Friday 14 May

• Locally owned and operated • Various shed sizes available • Long or short term stays • Fantastic easy location • Electronic gate, security • 24 hours 7 day access systems

7 Nau Mai Road - 5 min, 5 km from Raglan


AFTER-SCHOOL ART CLASSES TERM 2 Theme - ‘Matariki’. 8-week programme with Karyn Moon | Mon 10 May – 5 July, Wed 12 May – 30 June | 3.30pm – 5pm | $95 first child/$85 sibling | All materials included | Bookings essential by Friday 30 April www.raglanartscentre.co.nz/classesand-workshops/after-school-arts-classes/


5PM ONWARDS Instore professional wetsuit repairs And leash replacement parts 7 day service Phone Stu

0 2 1 2 3 2 9 4 1 35 Bow street Raglan


YOT CLU B G IG G U IDE FRI 9 APR @ YOT CLUB: DMTH..Rayner and guests

5 star export quality surf leashees Made here in Raglan 2 year warranty 5 Bow street Raglan


CLAYTIME PLUS CLASSES STARTING MAY 6-week course with Heather. Tuesdays | 4 May to 8 June | 6-8pm | $190 including 5kg clay, bisque firing and membership | Bookings essential by Friday 30 April

Come and store all your homeware, kayaks, boats, bikes and hidden treasures with us ...


HOURS NOW EXTENDED Monday to Thursday: 9am—4.30pm Phone: 825 8142 or email budget@raglancommunityhouse.org.nz

5 Stewart St, Raglan

Gary Kite: {07) 825 6560 Mob: {022) 622 9005 Email: raglanstorage@gmail.com


Public Notices


BUILD YOUR FINANCIAL CAPABILITY Learn to make and follow a budget, reduce debt and increase your income.

SAT 10 APR@ YOT CLUB: RACEY LACEY/ FLIRTY 30 Multi Genre Mashup Sarah Marshall, jamin-i, Hi jenkz  and more tbc

RAGLAN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY next meeting, Tuesday April 20th at 1-00pm In the Church Hall, Stewart Street. Guest Speaker, Sean Mills Mushrooms by the Sea.  Floral Art A Duo ( 2 vases linked)  Normal Competitions, Display Table, Garden Vibes, Raffle, Tea and Biscuits. All welcome.

RAGLAN ART COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION – Sat 3 April – Thurs 29 April. Raglan Art open daily 10am – 4pm.

DEATH NOTICE VANDY, ERIC GREENWELL  Passed away peacefully after a sudden illness at North Shore hospital on 3rd April, aged 79yrs. Dearly loved husband of Verna (and ofMargaret deceased). Much loved Dad, Grandpa, and Poppa. Good mate and friend to many. A celebration of Eric's life will be held at Congregational church, Wainui Rd, Raglan at 1pmon Saturday 17th April   I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

EMMA GALLOWAY BOOK LAUNCH – FRIDAY 9 APRIL 7pm – 8.30pm Join Emma for the launch of her new cookbook ‘Every Day’. Enjoy samples, buy a signed book and hear Emma’s Q&A session. RAGLAN CREATIVE MARKET – SUNDAY 11 APRIL 2nd Sunday of the month 9am – 2pm at the Old School Arts Centre. www.raglanmarket. com RAGLAN ARTS FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS 2021 – CALL FOR ENTRIES Awards and prizes for films associated with Raglan will be presented at a Red Carpet Awards night in September. Closing date Friday July 2. For more information or to enter visit www.raglanartscentre.co.nz/rff/ RAGLAN ART TO WEAR 2021 – CALL FOR ENTRIES Live shows and exhibition June 2021. Closing date for entries 21 May 2021. For more information or to enter visit www. raglanartscentre.co.nz/raglan-art-to-wearbiennial/

Contact 825 0023 | info@raglanartscentre.co.nz | https://www.raglanartscentre.co.nz/

MOVIES AT THE OLD SCHOOL - 5 Stewar t St, Raglan THE FATHER (M, Off. lang. | 97 mins) Sat 17 Apr 8pm Sun 18 Apr 4.30pm



(G | 86 mins) Sun 18 Apr 2.30pm

(PG, Off. lang. | 95 mins) Sat 17 Apr 5.45pm

Door sales 30 mins prior Reserve raglanmovies.nz

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20 Smith Street

31.03.21 at 12pm




Sat - Sun @ 11-11:30am ljhooker.co.nz/ 37EHFG

Vogue On Violet

Perfectly located in Raglan West this cozy 2 bedroom cottage plus study sits on a flat 814m2 section. The private backyard has the morning sun pouring into the main bedroom and dining area which brings warmth to the colours of the native flooring throughout. Enjoy the old charm feel of the kitchen where once again the potential is there to extend and make it your own. The lounge and front deck provides a majestic view of Mount Karioi a nice place to cozy up and enjoy time.. call Robbie to view 021952271

Contact Robbie Regnier 021 952 271


19 Violet Street

Cozy Cottage - Cozy Cul De Sac DLS


Auction 24-04-21 @ 1pm Contact Natasha Black - 027 555 9994 Email



Sat - Sun @ 12-1pm ljhooker.co.nz/ 37JHFG

This wonderful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home is situated on popular Violet Street. The kitchen opens onto the dining & living areas with external access to the deck. Main bedroom features a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and double doors onto the covered area. Double garage with remote access. This low maintenance brick and tile profile home is a must see for families, professional couples or retirees.







7C Whaanga Rd, Raglan



Sat @ 1-1:30pm ljhooker.co.nz/ 37AHFG

Fish, Surf, Ride & Play at Ruapuke Beach

This is your chance to secure a position in Raglan’s famous Whale Bay and it’s world class surf breaks which are an easy walk from this fantastic property. The classic split level dwelling with solid pole construction has a picture perfect view of the prime surf break of ‘Indicators’ so you can watch the groomed waves roll in anytime of the day. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a mezzanine for an office or yoga space, the interior has warm tongue and groove NZ native timbers and the 893m2 section has a tropical ambience and an array of producing fruit trees.

Contact Kyle Leuthart - 021 903 309 Email


1795 Whaanga Rd, Raglan

Only a Surfer Knows the Feeling For Sale 1,950,000


For Sale Enquiries Over $595,000 Contact Kyle Leuthart - 021 903 309 Email



Sat @ 11-11:30am ljhooker.co.nz/ 36FHFG

If you are looking for a property to enjoy all scenic Ruapuke beach has to offer then this must be considered. Located walking distance to the beach is a cute 2 bedroom beach getaway currently used as popular holiday income and you can see why the guests love staying here with the quaint classic Kiwi bach charm. The 4 acres of land has the potential to build a new home, plant out in trees or just graze a few cattle or a horse or 2. Ruapuke Beach with it’s beautiful west coast wildness seems like it’s miles from anywhere, yet seaside Raglan is only 25 minutes drive away.

Greig Metcalfe

Chrissy Cox

Kyle Leuthart

Robbie Regnier

Matt Sweetman

Natasha Metcalfe-Black

Vanessa Keith

Jenni Stephens

021 995 071

027 287 1804

021 903 309

021 952 271

021 624 826

027 555 9994

027 621 3619

07 825 7170

Licenced Salesperson Managing Director

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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.

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

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

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