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14th March 2019 - Issue #637

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Wine, cheese and fabulous views

Saturday 16 March

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Centenerian Celebrations:

Iris Hiscock celebrated her 100th birthday last week at Raglan Hospital and rest home. Full story on page 3.


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Acclaimed ukulele and slack key musician to play oneoff show at Town Hall

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Master musician Kamuela Kimokea will be treating Raglan residents to a one-off show next week.


amuela Kimokea is a master Hawaiian slack key guitarist and ukulele virtuoso, who also teaches music at the Windward Community College in Kaneohe on Oahu in Hawaii.

again this year to reconnect with their counterparts at Wintec and play the following weekend at the Pasifika Festival in Auckland. We are fortunate and grateful for this exciting group of musicians to agree to come and share their unique musical style with us in Raglan. They will be performing at the Town Hall Supper Room on Wednesday March 20th at 7pm. Don’t miss this great opportunity to catch this awesome concert. Gold coin donation or Koha at the door.

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With a new, but strong relationship with the music department here at Wintec in Hamilton, he and some 10 of his students as visiting Aotearoa


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Raglan Hospital and Rest Home’s Charged-up Raglan engineer Raglan tops list of beautiful towns at oldestNew resident celebrates years wrests back controls of Tesla 100 Keep Zealand Beautiful Awards


community beach cleans being organised

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by the Whaingaroa Environment Centre and saw first-hand the successful work of Plastic

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judges recognised Raglan’s ‘unprecedented commitment and efforts to beautifying the community’, as a result, Raglan was also awarded the Supreme Award for the evening. Plastic Bag Free Raglan won Best Community Environmental Initiative, an award that honours innovative projects that have achieved extraordinary environmental results






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Awards night on behalf of the Raglan community, and gave an inspiring korero she has blossomed since moving to the rest to attendees, praising the work being done home and the being surround people, and around country, butbyalso encouraging All's well that ends well: Neil at home with his rebuiltthem Tesla. to do more.

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participating in regular activities has made B.S. Dermot Murtagh B.S. DermotM.M. MurtaghHNDHND Raglan is gaining a reputation around 98a Greenslade Rd, Raglan a big difference. 98a Greenslade Rd, Raglan Niall told Newshub television aglan engineer and self- executive when he bought the wreck in Ph:Ph: (07) 825825 8544 Aotearoa as one of the on country’s most (07) 8544 Mob: 0274 455455 232232 confessed “mad inventor” Australia back in 2017, there was no channel Born in Romford, historically a market Mob: 0274 Three that the experience has left environmentally conscious and sustainable Niall Darwin drives an supercharging and no software support. 189 Collingwood St St 189 Collingwood him within with aEssex, reallyIris’s bad father taste in hisa Kiwi mouth town was P.O. Box 1030, Hamilton towns. Local community groups such P.O. 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Web: Web: Email: Email: Karioi Maunga ki te Moana, Plastic Bag teenager. that to make things worse Tesla logged “It goes their spin,” when says Niall, They cameagainst to New Zealand Iris Over 3030 years industry experience free service Over years industry experience free service into his car without permission to turn off who Freewhen Raglan, Raglan Upcyling Co-op, he’s not battling Elon Musk But it’s been a long and slow road to get a baby and she grew up in Taumarunui supercharging, which is about four times was Whaingaroa Harbour Care, Raglan and his 45,000 employees simplyNaturally, enjoys there, costing more time and money than Raglan has been confirmed as New Zealand's Most Beautiful Town for our quicker than fast charging. where her father ran a menswear shop. Iris Hiscock celebrates and 100 years family and the friends. “playing” with batteries. the Whaingaroa Raglan Affordable Housing ‘unprecedented commitment effortswith to beautifying community'. he ever could’ve imagined. As he colourfully described Tesla’s Niall has his own battery literally Project and many others dedicate endless She moved to Auckland asthat a young The Greenslade Rd resident who lives action on national television recently, runs his life from workshop to house to Burley says staff and residents were thrilled hen Iris Hiscock was born volunteer hours to keep our environment off-grid and is proud to own nothing businesses, individuals councils woman aglan’s ongoing efforts that to “that’s MP for Taranaki-King Country MP forfor Taranaki-King Country a bitschools, like your average and Ukrainian and worked for Berlei in Wellesley MP Taranaki-King Country in March 1919, WWI had car, and is currently working on bettering runs on petrol – from cars and and e-bikes to to minimise waste beautify pristine and clean in various ways. share the momentous occasion with her. who are working to beautify and enhance a AA proud supporter ofof Rural proud supporter Rural just ended in November hacker coming into your computer and Stbatteries A proud supporter of Rural sewing to corsets and older later electric married,vehicles had a upgrade community a ride-onour lawnmower he uses aroundwere the stopping As the Supreme Award winner, Raglan it from working”. town’s environment. & Provincial New Zealand & Provincial New Zealand In all her years working in elder care, & Provincial New Zealand like his 2011 Nissan Leaf. the yearproperty before, at Forever two-acre –I’m describes hisBlowing year-long andreceive went about the business of suburban After losing his legal case being Niall made was sonwill acknowledged this year’s Keep a customised community mural, Judging is based on efforts Inglewood Office Te Awamutu Office Inglewood Office Te Awamutu Office Inglewood Office Te Awamutu Office While he could’ve done without an Iris is the first Maree knows of to celebrate legal battle against electric car giant Tesla forced to find a workaround and pay A 80 Rata St, PO Box 53 Mutu St, POPO BoxPO A A 80 Rata St, PO Box 53 Mutu St, BoxBox A A 80 Rata St, PO Box 53 Mutu St, A Bubbles was Beautiful a hit song and silent designed and painted by renowned mural life. to minimise and prevent litter, community family New Zealand Awards. experience that he says took up a lot more 124, Inglewood 4330 Te302, Awamutu 3800 124, Inglewood 4330 302, Te Awamutu 3800 124, Inglewood 4330 302, Te Awamutu 3800 as a “huge, horrible project”. the milestone birthday. someone in the United States big dollars to 06P06 75606 6032 870870 1005 P P07 P P 756 6032 07 1005 artist, Flox. 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Beautiful Small Town, along with Plastic years before she moved to Raglan in 2017 to Bobby and line dancing were some of Iris’s vehicle and to be “divorced” from Tesla, involved in any of the local efforts going Keep New Zealand Beautiful judges “full of communication” at the touch of a Tesla’s need for control of the Bag Free which was nominated for when she lived on to her‘Keep own. Last Friday, the tosprightly Raglan with all the information it was so button andRaglan, with speed spare – he’s very on joys in the service community Raglan visited Raglan in Jeff September and took be near her grandson Hiscock,says owner of a great technology is “quite toxic”, Niall.



Best Community Initiative. share now hisdaughters fingertips. unhappy withRest theEnvironmental processresident which celebrated drove him He appalled to realisewith the American Beautiful’, get in touch with the Whaingaroa Jeff, his to wife and theirat two are tourwas of the community Councillor unwilling Hospital and Home Stendy electrical. “It’s about being able to look after, take to take extreme measures. on a mission to accelerate the Keep New Zealand Beautiful is a not- company Environment Centre, the Raglan Community Thomson. They learned about Raglan’s regular visitors and Iris spending time her 100th birthday at a special morning tea. “it’s sotransition peaceful here,” she says. energy control, of what youloves own,” he stresses, Niallt organisation says Tesla to sustainable for-profi dedicated essentially to keeping world’s waste minimisation initiatives at Xtreme House, the Raglan Chamber or Xtreme Zero disillusioned “stonewalled” himreally at every after he would her how a big corporation like Iris says she can’tturn understand write theIris carwas off.resistant to with Jeff simply says although communities clean, safe and beautiful. Zero Waste, the Council’s ‘3 P’s’ loo Waste. plugged in his rebuilt car only to find, “They were willing to waste that much Tesla can monopolise the technology. out of owndune homeplantings to Raglan,and what Awards all the fuss is about community but manager groups, Maree moving Janine Jackson campaign, theher local The Karamea Puriri energy.” contrary to ancelebrate email from a Tesla Sydney embodied Edith Symes

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Tiny house competition winners Local art up hope more locals will think small for grabs at the Raglan Arts Weekend Preview Exhibition

Eve Macfarlane, left, and Chris Morrison.

Merren is pictured in her house near the Sam Mathers $200 artwork she bought at a previous Preview Exhibition. Image // Stuart Mackenzie


he countdown has begun until Easter’s Raglan Arts Weekend, and next week sees the opening of the Preview Exhibition and 300 x 300 show at the Old School Arts Centre. Art fans, both local and visiting, will be able to get a sneak peek into what’s on offer at the Raglan Arts Weekend, with all 37 registered artists displaying two of their works for sale. One of these works is a one-off, 300 x 300mm artwork created especially for this year’s event and the other is a showcase piece of the artist’s choice. Both tend to reflect the diversity of skills of that particular artist, and the Weekend as a whole. “What makes the Preview Exhibition really special is that you can pick up an exclusive piece from a favourite artist for $200, but there’s only one per artist and so you really have to be on the ball,” says Nicky, co-ordinator of the Raglan Arts Weekend. One person who knows just how fun the Preview Exhibitions can be is Merren Goodison, a keen art lover and established Raglan ceramics artist herself. “I like to support Raglan artists and I feel really lucky that I’ve been able to take home some amazing works from Preview Exhibitions in previous years.” It’s not only about buying art: visitors will be able to discover new talent with the 13 new artists who have signed up this year. They will also be able to catch up with established favourites and see what they’ve been up to, as well as plan who they want to visit over the Arts Weekend. The Preview Exhibition will run from 22nd March until 22nd April 2019 from 10am until 3pm at the Old School Arts Centre. The Arts Weekend will be held over Easter this year from 20th to 22nd April, with artists exhibiting from their home studios and at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre. Follow us on or visit for more info. Raglan Arts Weekend

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Inside the tiny house, the layout is deceptively spacious.


hinking small mightn’t always be seen as a positive attribute but it’s reaped one Raglan couple an exciting new business – and now a win in a nationwide contest. Chris Morrison and partner Eve Macfarlane’s 16 sq m home tucked away from the hubbub of SH23 on the outskirts of town has been voted Tiny House of the Year in an online competition run by organisers of the NZ Tiny House & Alternative Living Conference to be held in Auckland next month. It’s what Eve describes as a “humble win” – the prize being free tickets to the sold-out conference along with a $200 Mitre 10 voucher – but also a fillip for Chris’s fledgling local business. So far he has three tiny homes to his credit, all built – on trailers – at the old dairy factory in Wallis St. One is the couple’s own ingenious abode which features among other things a compostable loo, generous deck, mezzanine-like loft bedroom and a shoebox-sized wood-fired stove which saves space by sitting atop a cabinet. “We love the lifestyle, freedom and security it (the tiny house) has given us,” Chris posted last week on Raglan Notice Board in a message thanking the local community for its online votes of support. “We can vividly see this way of living to be a great alternative for our local community with the current housing/rental crisis here in our town,” he added. Chris and Eve know first-hand how hard it is to be forced out of a rental with no place to call home, and suggest landlords could add a tiny house to their property – for themselves or for an Airbnb income – freeing up family-sized houses for those in need. They themselves had to downsize into a 10 sq m shed – with no running water or electricity – on a friend’s property before

shifting 18 months ago to their tiny house, which they say felt like a mansion by comparison. Eve, a former world champion rower with a couple of Olympics under her belt and another in her sights, says the build made her realise “you actually don’t need much to be happy”. Now back in training with the Rowing New Zealand summer squad, the 26 year old relishes a lifestyle of flatting with fellow high performance athletes in Cambridge five days a week while heading out to her “happy place” to be with Chris and their cat come the weekends. “It’s a really nice balance between sport and everyday life.” Chris meantime is busy indulging his passion for woodwork which started way back as a kid building treehuts on his parents’ Hikutaia farm. A former New Zealand under-23 rower himself, Chris suffered a back injury and reckons he drove teary-eyed to Raglan to “assess” his options. And a year after mooching around doing odd jobs, he started making outdoor furniture coming into the summer of 2015.

It was “rustic” slab stuff, he recalls, then more modern indoor tables and vanities which sold online. His business, Four Leaf (as in clover), was born and building tiny houses came next. “I always wanted to do my own thing,” he told the Chronicle. Chris offers different stage options to people on the lookout for an alternative build. A tiny weather-tight home on wheels for instance, with the interior left up to the purchaser to make their mark, goes for $40,000; their own tiny home including Chris’s interior cabinetry and the added deck is priced at $95,000. “We live in ours to (get to) know our product,” says Eve. The pair also regularly use it as a showhome. The whole experience has taught them how to lessen their impact on the world. “For me it’s about being environmentally conscious,” Eve explains. “This tiny house has amplified that (concept).” They try to use and create from old, she says, foraging around at Xtreme Zero Waste for materials and trawling Trade Me. There’s also less waste in terms of having no flush loo, avoiding plastic packaging generally and working with a worm farm to establish a veggie garden. Chris sees their tiny home as a working model for Raglan. And what better place, he says, than in such a creative community. Edith Symes You can read more about their tiny house at this link: www.livingbiginatinyhouse. com/olympic-athlete-furniture-makerbuild-tiny-home/#more-8422

Feedback opens on council’s Blueprint project

Celebrating 65 Years of the Raglan Volunteer Fire Brigade: A monthly column profiling local volunteer fire fighters who dedicate themselves to keeping the community safe. This column is proudly sponsored by Raglan Four Square. RAGLAN FOUR SQUARE Open 6am - 9pm 3 Bankart Street PH: 826 0467

Putting out fires fuels Raglan Brigades’ longest serving volunteer firefighter


aikato District Council is taking a new and different approach to planning across the entire district. This new approach is called Blueprints and it will help bring life to Council’s vision of creating “Liveable, Thriving and Connected Communities” – “He noohanga aahuru, he iwi whai ora, he hapori tuuhono tahi”. General Manager Community Growth Clive Morgan says the Blueprint will inform major Council strategies like the drafting of future Long Term Plans while also identifying community led initiatives and projects. The drafting of the Blueprint has been a co-design approach between Council and the community, Mr Morgan says. “We’ve had great community support in getting the Blueprint to this stage and we’re now sharing the draft back with our communities to check we have captured their ideas correctly.” Workshops were held in 10 of our towns between July and

November 2018. Council heard from around 400 members of the public about what issues and ideas they had for their towns. Mr Morgan says it’s important to realise that the Blueprint might not include every idea that was raised at the workshops and it might include ideas that Council is not yet in a position to implement. “It may also include projects that Council might not fund. Instead, Council might take a support role and ask other agencies to deliver it, or the community themselves may take on some of the projects.” Go online to have your say at blueprints between Friday 8 March and 5pm Monday 8 April, 2019. Council will also be running a number of drop-in sessions around the district throughout March which will give you the opportunity to come and ask questions about the Blueprint process. WDC *Raglan Blueprint Drop-In Session: Raglan library late night, Wednesday 20th March, 5-8pm.

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Frank Turner is Raglan Volunteer Fire Brigade's longest serving firefighter.


ack in the day volunteer firefighter Frank Turner got away with putting out fires in jandals and shorts. Uniform regulations are one of the many changes Raglan Volunteer Fire Brigade’s longestserving member has experienced in his 43-years fighting fires in Whaingaroa. “I didn’t turn up too many times in jandals,” he laughs. The 65-year-old car spray painter enlisted as a 22-year old in 1975, he was working with panel beater Denny Robertson who was volunteering at the time. “He was always going to fire callouts and I thought I would go too.” Frank remembers when he first started with the service the crew fought fires without breathing apparatus - which didn’t become part of the volunteer firefighter’s kit until the late 70s. “There was a lot of coughing and spluttering on the job.” They were actually in the business of fighting fires back then. And there were memorable ones that stick out in Frank recollections – the Raglan Wharf fire in 2010, John Hart’s garage fire and the bakery fire are a few that come to mind. The fire at Hope’s homestead up the divvy saw Frank come close to sustaining a serious work injury. “My mate just tapped me on the shoulder, I turned and took a step back and a beam dropped where I was standing,” he recalls. The crew are fighting less fires these days but the number of call outs have increased - if they were lucky, they attended 30 in a year when Frank first joined. “We’ve had 18 calls this year – one fire, a couple of cars and the rest are medical.” Which means the level of training has increased as well with the crew doing the fire service first

aid training so they can administer CPR, use the defibrillator and deal with other basic medical needs until St John can attend. Frank says a good fire makes the job and the commitment to ongoing training worthwhile. “When we do get a fire call out you get to put all that training to good use.” Health and Safety has made a big impact on the service, as well as not being able to wear jandals, Frank says, they wouldn’t get away with jumping on the back of the fire truck to attend a call out like they did on the single cab Bedford in action when he first started. “There was only room for two in the front and half a dozen holding on the back,” he laughs. Frank’s a true blue Whaingaroa man, both grandfathers farmed in Te Mata and Frank was raised on the family farm – he attended Te Mata School and went on to finish school at Raglan Area. Although firefighting wasn’t in his blood, Frank’s youngest boy Bryce followed in his father’s footsteps volunteering for the brigade before he moved to Hamilton and eventually overseas Serving the town he loves is one of the reasons Frank joined the brigade and in 2017 he received a Mayoral Community Award for his many years’ service to the Raglan Volunteer Fire Brigade. Established in 1954, the brigade celebrates 65 years this year, before that Frank reckons it was a community effort to put out fires with limited resources. There’s a lot that goes into training a new cadet, not only in training hours but a new kit costs $3000 and can’t be reused when a volunteer leaves the service. The station currently has full muster and a waitlist for prospective volunteers, it’s competitive getting into the Raglan brigade. “We vet people very carefully, we don’t want transients, we need to know they are going to stay in the area.” Janine Jackson

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Thundercat racing returns to Raglan

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Meridian Power Up Community Fund Meridian recognises the importance of local communities to our hydro and wind operations. Meridian’s Power Up gives your community a say on what local initiatives are supported and funded by Meridian. The Fund, managed by a panel of


community members and Meridian staff, is about working together to build

he spectator spectacular that is Thundercat Racing will finally be returning to Raglan after a 5-year hiatus, with their club series grand finale to be held at Ngarunui Beach on March 16th.

strong communities. Power Up is for the communities of Raglan, Te Mata, Waitetuna and Te Uku.

TO APPLY FOR FUNDING The next closing date for applications is 24 March 2019. For more information on Power Up or to submit an application online, please visit or email


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Thundercat Racing is a high adrenaline motorsport with explosive wave jumping and tight competitive racing in a tunnel hulled inflatable boat. Boats are powered by an outboard motor with a crew of only two people who must work together seamlessly to attack waves and navigate sharp turns around the course. “Raglan has historically been a favourite for competitors given the often gnarly conditions and the overwhelming local support”, says club president Michael Graves who himself races in the Bathrooms By Elite boat. “The club has been through an evolution with a lot of new crews and

we needed to build up a certain level of experience before we could to bring such an epic event back into the race calendar”. Teams will be racing the Surf-Cross style of racing which involves a 200m x 300m ‘W’ shaped course. Surf-Cross is very popular with spectators as boats launch up to 12feet in the air over waves and action takes place close to the sand in ankle deep water. Says Graves “there will be loads for spectators and families to take in on the day with extreme racing, free Demon Energy drink for the adults and public rides once racing wraps up for the day (conditions pending).” The Thundercat Racing Association of New Zealand is the not for profit governing body, made up of elected volunteers. TRANZ is a member of the NZ Powerboat Federation. Thundercat Racing NZ



Sold Properties Raglan - February 2019 Here are the real estate sales statistics for the month of February 2019 in the Raglan area

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“It comes down to choosing the right team.” STEVE HANSEN If you choose to sell your home with Ray White, we place a team of trained professionals at your servic e. Offering impartial advice , informed market knowledge, and unmitigated support whenever you need it – we listen, we commit, and we deliver on expectation. At Ray White we work for you.

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Over the week or so, you should all receive a copy of your local phone book delivered to your letterbox. Property Manager

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Property Manager

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Angela Stockley

Property Manager

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Raglan Real Estate Limited

Licensed (REAA 2008)

If you do not receive one, please pop in to the Chronicle Office on Wainui Road ( above Fallenfront) to pick up a copy. RAGLAN Chronicle 7

Open Home 12 Robertson Street Raglan Overlooking picture perfect Kaitoke Bay and majestic Mount Karioi. Follow the sun throughout the day. A delightful light glass entrance welcomes you into this impressive three double bedroom home. The master enjoys fabulous water and mountain views with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. Enjoy spacious living in the open plan lounge where entertaining is a breeze, opening onto a north facing patio and private flat lawn area. Enjoy time in the well-appointed kitchen while you observe the tides as they slip in and out. The garage has internal access, is spacious and carpeted with the laundry neatly tucked in. Located very close to the bushy Kaitoke boardwalk and just a walk to town, school and all amenities. A fantastic family home with space for everyone. Situated on 780 sqm


2:00pm, Sunday 24 March On site (unles sold prior)


6:00pm Saturday 16 March Wine & Cheese Open Home Saturday & Sunday 2:00pm

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

Open Home 23 Seabreeze Way Raglan A discreet front entrance leads you to this charming home offering three spacious double bedrooms all with wardrobes - master with ensuite. A great kitchen to perform in at your best, ideal for dinner parties. The lounge and dining are dedicated to family living and both flow onto the very expansive north-facing deck from where the eye is drawn to the harbor views. Relax, entertain and enjoy the outlook. The section provides the opportunity for further development. Either plant it with natives to converge with the reserve at the bottom of your garden, plant fruit trees or your vege plot. The great space beneath the house beckons further development. An immaculately presented home. You will be delighted! Situated on 609 sqm. Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

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Open Home 1068a Old Mountain Road Raglan Built in 2010 and thoughtfully designed for family living. This home has a large designer kitchen, dining room, two separate lounges and a covered outdoor area allowing you to entertain with ease. Sit back and soak in the spa pool as the sun sets on your peaceful surroundings. The master bedroom features a generous walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite. Three additional double bedrooms give you plenty of room. A large double garage with internal access was designed to fit a large boat and can easily house two large vehicles. Beautiful and low maintenance landscaping adds to the vast rural views as well as a small orchard planted on the banks of the Mangakirikiri Stream. The property is fully fenced and there are four paddocks set up for grazing.

For Sale


Saturday 11:00am - 11:45am

Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 Blair Hanna 021 0200 8282

5:00pm, Friday 29 March (unless sold prior)

View Sunday 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Sean Mills 027 526 4699

Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

Open Home 32 John Street Raglan


Set Date of Sale

This is a keeper!!! Retro and ready to go, fully furnished featuring 3 spacious bedrooms with wardrobes. The large open plan lounge and dining with water views just beckons family living. A retro style kitchen also faces out to Pururi Bay. Two bathrooms is always a plus and a bath! Yes, it does have a large single garage, an absolute bonus. There is ample room to park the boat as well, which is great with the wharf just down the road. This property is to be sold fully furnished enabling you to move in and enjoy. The location is superb. Just a very short walk to town and all amenities. The property you have been waiting for! NOW is the time. Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

For Sale



Saturday 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 Blair Hanna 021 0200 8282

Auction this Sunday

159 Ocean View Road Oneroa - Waiheke Island


This house takes in the best of those stunning ocean views – looking out over the whole of Oneroa beach and round toward Little Oneroa. There’s lots of space here, and a number of options. If you’re a large family looking for a spectacular home or holiday home, this is exactly that. Equally, it has great potential as a superb rental property. Locations simply don’t come more premium than this, with its own off-street parking and direct beach access via neighbouring reserve.

Matthew Smith real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

A well positioned lifestyle within a quick commute to Hamilton and Raglan. The best of all worlds. Situated with a peaceful backdrop of views of Mt Pirongia. This 3 double bedroom house offers great open plan space ideal for family living. A large rumpus room and a spacious double garage with internal access to the house is a bonus. 5.6721 ha of easy land. A stand of gum trees just waiting to be this year’s wood supply for the fire. Seeking all families, retiring farmers or just lifestyle buyers. Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)


Thursday 14 March 6:00pm - 7:00pm Sunday 17 March 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Matthew Smith 021 924 435 Shelley Dewar 021 190 1344

Open Home 1015 State Highway 23 Whatawhata

1:00pm Sunday 17 March On site. Unless sold prior

For Sale


View Saturday 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Dave Hanna 0276 146 722

Julie Hanna 027 441 8964

Open Home 2c Puka Place Raglan Enjoy this 4 bedroom modern, well designed and built home. An entertainers kitchen flows through to the open plan dining and lounge complete with wood burner. A sunny deck is easily accessed from the dining area allowing great sunshine and a private area for entertainment. A double garage is internally accessed, complete with a stair chair lift to allow easy access for all ages. There is also a detached sleepout and an extra carport, ideal for the boat. The grounds are easy care and landscaped beautifully. This 934sqm property is ready for you to move in and enjoy. Located in a cul-de-sac and close to the bus route to Hamilton and schools. The popular Lorenzen and Cox’s Bay are just a walk away. Take this opportunity to enjoy the Raglan lifestyle to the maximum. Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

For Sale



Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 Blair Hanna 021 0200 8282

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Twilight Bowls round up

11th to 17th March 2019



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What wonderful summer evenings descended on us for the whole five weeks of this session. Just perfect for playing bowls. The weeks rolled by and the challenges became very competitive as the teams vied for the top spot. Going into the final week it was anyone’s title to take. The points were so close !!! Team ‘AKA’ provided some extra sparkle for the night by being in guise behind some fascinating wigs. Good on you all. From the 15 teams participating the overall winner (with a bowler in the team) were ‘Under Cut’ consisting of Blue Stephens, Derek Morrison and James Marcum with a total of 38 points. This was a double achievement as they won the last session also… Well done there. Coming in second place with 36 points were ‘Snake Cully’. In the section with no bowler in their team the winning team was ‘Young Guns’ consisting of Craig Mitchell, Matt Curry and James Revell with 34 points… Second place was tied between ‘RD’ and ’Here 4

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Beer’ both on 33 points. Awesome work there. Congratulations to you all. It is obvious that members have improved their skills and learned some helpful hints along the way creating such enthusiastic responses. The competition is ‘alive and well’. Thanks Bob Carter for running this event. Anyone interested in our next challenge in November, contact Bob on 021 825869. CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES: These were held over the weekend, and not all players are comfortable playing Singles games, while others thrive on it... In the Women’s section there were three players and so we played a Round Robin system. After having played each other, Eileen Stephens won both her games to be the Singles winner, and Maureen (Maws) Wahanga beat Pim Blair in their game, to be runner -up. Very close games these were. The men’s section was better attended with 12 participants and they played the ‘two wins to qualify’ system. Six of them qualified from section play to play on Sunday . in a very close game. The final game between Blue and Denis was equally exciting to watch. This was Blue’s first Single title and the Clubs first Octogenarian to ever win the Singles Title. Congratulations Blue. Roll-ups are on Wednesday and Saturdays at 12.45pm, Flat soled footwear is a MUST. Happy Bowling , Eileen Stephens

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Health in your Hands

A column connecting with senior citizens in our community. This column is sponsored by Raglan Rest Home and Hospital.

by Pauline Abrahams

Manukau Road, Raglan. Phone: 07 825 8306

Newsletter February: March is Hearing awareness month


ne in 6 people live with hearing loss the hidden disability, yet the National Foundation for the Deaf is not funded by the Government . Focus on youth Over 26,000 young New Zealand people under the age of 20 are hearing impaired. The NFD is collaborating with schools, employers and apprentice programmes, to support careers for people with hearing loss. “Captions Please ” The National Deaf Foundation is working with the Ministry of Broad Casting advocating captioning/ subtitles services for NZ television programmes. They are mandatory in the UK, Australia, US and other OECD countries. Early identification Many people live with unidentified hearing problems and the NDF focuses on early detection support and prevention. Minimizing the risk of hearing loss in the coming decades is of paramount importance as noise in the workforce and exposure to recreation al noise id in

the increase. Some people may be more susceptible that others. Hearing problems in the aging population Many elderly with hearing loss are often dealing with other issues associated with old age, visual problems, dementia, poor mobility, pain, arthritis, heart disease and previous injuries. Sometime they gradually withdraw from society unable to cope with noisy places. Frequently the are cared for by older people dealing with their own medical problems and at the same time caring for disabled family member in their own home. Adult carers Spouses siblings adult children and friends, often take on the care giving role Dealing with medication , doctors appointment as well as day to day care. Personal hygiene, feeding and at the same time trying to ,maintain some sort of social life to protect their sanity. It’s a juggling act. If hearing loss is one of the disabilities the precious one is often unaware that hearing aid batteries need changing which results in them talking too loud, repeating


conversation, and the need to turn Every Thursday Senior Technology 2pm at Raglan the TV up loud. Community House Older and wiser Free Hearing Therapy The last time I visited the Uk we Service at the Raglan took my mother who turns 90 next Community House Saturday Club Raglan, at The Community House curator stood back in amusement 9am month the the local war museum the

as my mother did a conducted tour Next Crop Swap March 17, at the Bowling Club 9.30 for a group of visitors she explained Every Monday Care and how she would put her two babies Craft, 9.30 at the Bowling in special gas masks, how my father Club

Raglan Community Support Group, a wooden gun to guard ‘Bomber Wednesday April 3, 11.00 at Stewart Street Hall, join our Harris of the Bomber Command and Easter Parade and special how she stitched a hundred buttons guests. who was in the Air force and had

on her wedding dress in the air raid Every Wednesday Nia Dance, 9.30 at the Town shelter in 1941. That evening she Hall, First session free had no recollection of visiting the Wednesday Lunch Group, museum but was very happy to have Raglan Hospital and Rest home, April 10, 11am. been of assistance.

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Raglan Point Boardriders: King of the Single Fin 2019

The Raglan Point Boardriders hold this event every year at Manu Bay.


he Raglan Point Boardriders Club put on their annual

King of the Single Fin competiton On Saturday, March 9 at Manu Bay.

With a whole bunch of retro single fins coming out of the woodwork, it was another great day at Manu Bay. The event was sponsored by sponsored by Kyle Leuthart at L.J Hooker Raglan and ISOBAR. Results are as follows. Official Results from the 2019 King of the Single Fin contest:

Luke Hughes was crowned King of the Single Fin.

1st Luke H, 2nd Tom Billington, 3rd Sid West, 4th Luca Dazed & Confused: Chris Brown Best Performance: Luca & Tom.B Best Wipeout: Hekor Best Junior: Jarvis C Best Senior: Hekor Style Master: Sid West Wave: Teo - with a 9.5 ride

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Barrel: Luca Jenny Watts Junior Wahine Timara and Sierra Worst Performance: Caleb Kronfield and Frazer P Pie Eating Contest: Frazer P Kids Pie Eating: Sierra Conquest

images thanks to Ken Hansen

Huge weekend lineup at the YOT Club


his week brings one of the best lineups that the Yot Club has seen lately with three outstanding international groups artists from Holland, Australia and Russia, as well as the fastest rising rock band in NZ at the moment.


We better throw in that we are promoting the Regurgitator, Cindy, Cheshire Grimm and Brother Sister shows at Whammy Bar in Auckland on Friday too. Thursday has The Dutch three-piece who we can't name. It is 100% who you all think it is. Weather is looking good for Thursday evening outside and the many hundreds of you who have seen them outside the last two times know how spectacular the gigs have been. Doors from 6pm. Tickets $20. Happy hour from 6pm with DJ on the decks and food caravan available for a romantic pre-gig dining options. After 10 pm the cover charge will be $10 with Green Stratos playing inside with DJ Dan Wilcox aka Sweep. Friday has Villainy with support from Meridian Core and local band making their debut Silver Surfer .Villainy have exploded onto the NZ Rock landscape in the last few years playing with Shihad ,Incubus etc. They requested the show as warm up for Homegrown so expect a monster of a gig .There will be door sales but to make sure the ticket link is below .‌/villainyyot-club-tic‌/9260055 . Saturday brings 90s indie-rock darlings Regurgitator to the Yotty. This is a massive coup for us. The Gurge have a huge following here and for good reason.

They take element of rock hip hop electronic funk and humour combine it one of the top OZ drummers and often hard hitting lyrical content to create a sound uniquely their own. In a world of imitations no one sounds anything like Regurgitator .They have won every music award possible in Australia and have been playing sold out gigs everywhere on the back of their recent album Headroxx

.With huge support from Threat v Protocol and Illicit Wah Wahz this will be a gig for the ages . There will definately be door sales but to be sure pre buy https://www.undertheradar. Finally to cap off a sick four days of music the Sunday Sessions will have as a special guest DJ Vadim .(Russia) Vadim is revered in hip hop circles both as a producer and a Dj .Vadim has worked with such giants as Public

Enemy . Prince and Stevie Wonder and with his fusion of hip hop reggae .and soul and has constantly pushed hip hops boundaries .Huge support from King Macka and Jinja Cat ,Snead St Project and DJ Sweep. So four huge days .Hopefully there is something there for everyone. Andy Meek


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WED 20 MAR R A G L A N RAMBLERS 9am from James St near Wallis St - Te Mata farm & pot luck planning meeting - bring lunch. SUN 17 MAR CROP SWAP 9.30am-10.30am Raglan Bowling Club. Bring anything spare from kitchen or garden to swap. All welcome. SAT 16 MAR RAGLAN RUGBY SPORTS CLUB SENIOR MUSTER See info RIGHT>>>

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THURS 14 MAR @ THE YOT CLUB: Dutch 3-piece R A G L A N FAVOURITES outside, finish by 10pm $20 - inside from 10pm, band Green Stratos plus DJ Sweep.


Next meeting: Tuesday 19th March at 1.00pm in the Church Hall, Stewart Street. AGM and Afternoon tea, Floral Art, Wildflowers and Seed Heads, Interest Table Corkscrew or Bottle opener, Display Table, Sales, Raffle, Normal competitions. Come and share our last year of gardening. New members especially welcome. *Sponsored by RC

Services Offered

AUTUMN newness Rolling instore Let us fit you in some new denim! Wide leg fits, flares,

The heat is on...THE RAGLAN LIGHT EXERCISE GROUP SESSIONS Monday & Thursday. 10am to 11am. St Peters Hall. Everybody is most welcome to attend. *Sponsored by RC

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

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$200 p/w. Utilities & WiFi included. Cozy. Employed single only. Ph 078258955 Services Offered FLUE CLEANING & LOG FIRE INSPECTION $115 I also do all flue, log fire repairs and new installations. Phone Mark on 07-8298103 / Cell 021457342

- Peace & tranquility - Surfing, fishing, bush walks - Cabins, powered sites, tent sites

Public Notices ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - XTREME ZERO WASTE Old School Arts Centre, Thursday 21st March, 6.30 - 7pm. All welcome. AGM will precede monthly Board only meeting.

G E N E R A L MAINTENANCE & RAGLAN G R O U N D S C A R E AGM Ph 027 7599 475 B O A R D R I D E R S CLUB Town Hall supper room - 7-9pm SELF STORAGE Contact Gary Kite 28th March 2019 4005 SH23, Raglan Ph: (07) 825 6560 Mob: 022 622 9005

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SUN 17 MAR @ THE YOT CLUB: >>>SUNDAY SESSIONS<<< DJ Vadim, King Macka, Jinja Cat, DJ Sweep, Snead St Project. Free from 420 - $10 after 7pm. Food from ULO’s FRIDAY 15 MAR Kitchen. @ THE YOT CLUB: Kiwi rock royalty WED 20 MAR Villainy support @ THE YOT CLUB: Meridian Vibe, Isiah Blunt Trio. Silver Surfer $20. Explosive Blues trio from Australia $20. SAT 16 MAR @ THE YOT CLUB: OZ legends R e g u r g i t a t o r, support Threat V Protocol, Illicit Wah Free pickup & dropoff, this number: Wahz $25 under text 0 2 7 - Y O T- E E E E the radar.

R A G L A N R AT E PAY E R S ASSOCIATION AGM Saturday 30 March 2019. 9.30am Fire Station. All welcome. Enquiries 0274717171

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RAGLAN NATURALLY - OUR COMMUNITY PLAN What’s your ideas for Raglan’s future? Sign up for monthly newsletter visit us on Facebook email: raglannaturally@ Gabrielle Parson 021 844 785

Section 101 Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 Raglan Club Inc, Chartered Club, 22 Bow Street, Raglan, has made application to the Waikato District Licensing Committee at Ngaruawahia for the renewal of an off-licence in respect of the premises situated at 22 Bow Street, Raglan, to be known as Raglan Club Inc. The general nature of the business to be conducted under the licence is Chartered Club. The days and hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are Monday to Sunday 9.00am to 10.00pm. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Waikato District Council, District Licensing Committee, 15 Galileo Street, Ngaruawahia. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee at Waikato District Council, Private Bag 544, Ngaruawahia 3742. No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This notice was first published in the Raglan Chronicle.


Location: Cross Street, RAGLAN Training run - Working bee - Catch-up with new and old members Establish short & long term goals for the sports club 9am: training run 10am: working bee (strip ablution block) 12.30pm: Bbq lunch supplied for all to enjoy This is an Invitation for all. Players & non-players, past & present club members are welcome. The Rugby Club is looking at establishing a “Sports Club” for all to enjoy. Come down & share your ideas whilst mingling with like minded individuals as we discuss the future of the sports club.


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RAGLAN BAR CROSSING COURSE It can be tricky to cross a bar in your boat, and the weather and other conditions can make it even tricker. Raglan Volunteer Coastguard are offering a bar crossing course that educates boaties on how to cross the Raglan Bar, as well as helpful safety information. Venue: Raglan Bowling Club, Raglan. Time: Registration from 8.30am, and a course start time of 9.00am. Date: Sunday 24 March, 2019 Please register your interest with Brigid by emailing



It can be tricky to cross a bar in your boat, and the weather and other conditions can make it even tricker. Raglan Volunteer Coastguard are offering a bar crossing course that educates boaties on how to cross the Raglan 6 -safety 8am information. & 6 - 8pm Bar, as well as helpful


Hand-held hosing Venue: Raglan Bowling Club, any time Raglan. Time: Registration from 8.30am, and a course time of 9.00am. CLASSIFIEDS ADVERTISING IN THE RAGLANstart CHRONICLE: Date: Ads on this page are an affordable way to get something out to the community. Sunday 24 March, 2019 Min. ads start from $8. Call us on: 825 7076 or email:

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Open Home

Open Home




299 Okete Road What you’ve been waiting for !! Set on 2.5 acres of flat land, this 1990’s built potential filled home has 5 bdrms, 3 bthrms, established grounds with some mature trees, several paddocks for stock or pets completing the perfect lifestyle picture. The rustic home has spacious open plan & a large deck extending your living space as well as a private tranquil outlook to the Raglan harbour. 2 of the bdrms have their own living space with a kitchenette which lends itself nicely to a home & income situation. A carport & double garage offer plenty of room for storing the vehicles & toys. Conveniently located 3km from Te Uku and it’s popular coffee shop. Deadline Contact Email View

Open Home


12pm 28.3.19 Unless sold prior Kyle Leuthart - 021 903 309 Saturday 12 - 12:30pm



116j Greenslade Road 3


Your ticket to harbourside living This property has a lovely position in popular Greenslade Rd renowned for its private native bush setting, peaceful views out to the harbour and close access to the waterfront for beachwalks, swims and watersports. Featuring a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom contemporary split level 2000 built home with north west facing decks off the living area and master bedroom from which to enjoy the excellent harbour views on offer. Other features include gas cooking and gas instant hot water, a separate laundry and a standalone double garage. Invest in this quality location for your permanent or holiday living and enjoy a fulfilling lifestyle living near the water.


61b Government Road

A Position in Government! Deadline 12pm 3.4.19 Unless sold prior Contact Stephen O’Byrne - 021 969 848 Michelle O’Byrne - 021 969 878 Email


Sunday 1 - 1:45pm 284HFG

Conveniently located, this north facing home is well presented. With three bedrooms & one bathroom the modern kitchen is fully equipped for functionality. An open plan style offers indoor/outdoor flow to the large deck featuring a stylish pergola. Low maintenance, established grounds, provides privacy. Cox’s Bay is just a stroll away for safe swimming via Daisy street. With a single garage & carport this property sits on a fully fenced ½ share of 1214m2. No more open homes for you, secure this home today and enjoy the best of Raglan, contact Steve or Michelle.

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78m Greenslade Road Peaceful Serenity - Moonlight Bay Native birds singing a tune while nestling in amongst the trees. Sunrise and moonrise over the harbour where the peaceful views are mezmerising. This peacefulness and more can be yours to enjoy now as there are no covenants in place. This property is a cross lease 2569m2 section, north/east facing and is waiting for the discerning buyer. A short walk to Moonlight Bay allows family and friends to enjoy all that living by the water has on offer. Be it swimming, paddleboarding etc, fishing or watching life on the harbour shores at play while you sit back and relax. House plans are available with resource consent in place.

3 Lorenzen Bay Huge Family Home and Income If you have been looking for a large family home you need to see this property. The interior has been tastefully renovated & offers generous proportions making it ideal for larger or extended families. The huge open plan living enjoys a harbour view, is north facing & extended by decks on 2 sides. Spacious master bdrm features a walk-in wardrobe & its own fireplace. There are a further 4 dble bdrms, 2 bthrms, large laundry & basement storage. A fantastic asset is the newly developed self contained flat, with its own private access it’s perfect for holiday accommodation or guests. Full size, fully fenced, flat section suits the whole family. For Sale Contact Email View

Open Home


$699,000 Stephen O’Byrne - 021 969 848 Sunday 2 - 2:45pm


For Sale $299,000 Contact Robbie Regnier 021 952 271 Email View



22 Te Tuhi Rd Te Tuhi Road Opportunity If you are a surfer you need to see this. It is the last section in Te Tuhi Road. Sunny, sheltered and elevated yet surrounded by native bush this large, 1529m2 section, has a formed driveway and flat building platform. The partially covered deck is in need of a tidy up but is a great outdoor space for camping or caravanning. Wake to the birdsong, head to the ocean for a surf and relax in your own piece of paradise while planning your dream home. Some covenants apply. N.B Boundary lines on photos are approximate and meant as a guide only.

100c Greenslade Road Your Haven Enjoy spectacular harbour views from this warm and welcoming home. ‘The Chalet’ was built to make the most of the sun and the views with two living areas and dual decks for relaxed outdoor living and entertaining. You will love the peacefulness of the bush setting and the sheltered micro climate it provides. Wake to birdsong, breathe in the fresh sea air and enjoy the natural tranquillity of the gentle lap of the tides. Positioned adjacent to the walkway access to Moonlight Bay you can be at the water’s edge in less than a minute. For Sale Contact Email View

1pm 30.03.19 @LJ Hooker office Kyle Leuthart - 021 903 309 Saturday 11 - 11:30am

$699,000 Chrissy Cox - 027 287 1804 Saturday 1 - 1:30pm

For Sale $399,000 Contact Chrissy Cox - 027 287 1804 Email View

Chrissy Cox

Kyle Leuthart

Michelle O’Byrne

Stephen O’Byrne

Robbie Regnier

Matt Sweetman

Sandra Bowditch

027 287 1804

021 903 309

021 969 878

021 969 848

021 952 271

021 624 826

021 751 759

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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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