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t the time of print, RaglanWhāingaroa is one week into our second Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown as part of a nationwide response to the Delta variant of the virus. As with the last lockdown it is important to remember those in our community that may be vulnerable and, if you need help, don't hesitate to ask. Our past response has shown that we have risen to meet difficult occasions together, as a community, and what's important is how we come together and help one another again. Below is a list of phone numbers that you can call if you need support. Arohanui and kia kaha

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Have you had your free COVID-19 vaccination yet? Our immunity against COVID-19 is incredibly important and getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you, your whānau and your community. When can I book my COVID-19 vaccination?

There are appointments available for eligible people at vaccination centres across Waikato. If you are eligible book now to reserve a spot that suits you. If it is time for someone in your life to book – your mum, dad, aunty, uncle, koro or nan – let them know! If you are not eligible yet, register at and we’ll contact you when it’s your time. Once you’re eligible to be vaccinated, you can book at any time. There’s no cut off and there’s enough vaccine for everyone. For more information visit

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If you are a Raglan family or individual requiring assistance with food, please phone the Raglan Foodbank (07) 825 5743 or Surfside Church (07) 825 5199 • Lifeline: 0800 543 354 (available 24/7) • Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) (available 24/7) • Youthline: 0800 376 633 • Kidsline: 0800 543 754 (available 24/7) • Whatsup: 0800 942 8787 (1pm to 11pm) • Depression helpline: 0800 111 757 (available 24/7) • Rainbow Youth: (09) 376 4155 • Shine Domestic Abuse services 0508 744 633 (9am - 11pm) • Women's Refuge 0800 733 843 • Hey Bro helpline 0800 439 276

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Widespread praise pours in for ‘selfless’ community advocate BY EDITH SYMES

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Bob with his beloved dog Maxey. Image thanks to Bob's wife Genny Wilson.


ributes poured in this week for longtime Raglan West resident Bob McLeod, an “all round good

bugga” whose death at the weekend has been described as leaving a chasm in the community he served for almost two decades. It was going on 20 years ago now that Bob returned from Wellington to his hometown – all up he was to live in two neighbouring Opotoru Rd houses for more than 60 years – and cast his net wide for useful ways he could contribute to Raglan’s welfare. While this telecommunications engineer ostensibly retired here, Bob was driven by a strong sense of community which saw him immediately transfer his Lions club membership to the local chapter and also sign up to become a volunteer firefighter like his father – Raglan’s chief fire officer in the 1980s – before him. So began a lengthy record of community service that, - along the way, earned him Volunteering Waikato’s 2013 award for volunteer of the year. He was lauded then as he is now for his dedication to the Raglan community, and an ability to bring together people and organisations. From the outset Bob carried on the work done by what he called the town’s

“forefathers”, who had worked hard to establish many of the community’s longstanding amenities. Local Lions stalwart Wendy Coxhead told the Chronicle it was not just a hole but a chasm the 71 year old had left in the community. “He was by far our most successful president ever,” she said in a tribute on behalf of the 40-year-old local service club. “He lifted us up … he put us on the map.” Bob’s also been called out to fight innumerable





regularly earning silver bars on the ribbon of his silver medal for ongoing service to the local brigade. But many locals will remember Bob best for his work on the Raglan Community Board. Bob served for some years as chairman, and at the time of his death was deputy chair. His passion for the town and his advocacy for a community voice on Waikato District Council have been applauded. In fact – as both current Raglan district councillor Lisa Thomson and her predecessor Clint Baddeley have remarked in recent days – Bob was one of very few Raglan residents who took the time to

regularly attend council workshops and meetings over the divvy in Ngāruawāhia. He also often ended up chatting and joking in the councillors’ room over morning teas or lunch breaks, all the while subtly advocating for Raglan’s interests. Such was Bob’s commitment, says Lisa, he was actually considered a councillor by many. He will be missed not only by councillors and staff but also by other members of community boards across New Zealand. “He was passionate, hardworking, selfless and had a cheeky sense of humour,” she adds. Bob was very proud of his Scottish heritage, often donning a kilt and leading the Raglan Pipe Band up and down Bow St in the town’s annual New Year’s Eve parades which were organised – appropriately enough – by the local Lions club. He also contributed to the town’s welfare in myriad other directions: to civil defence, the night patrols, the Karioi Classic, as a driver of the community van, as a committee member for Raglan Community House and as a board member for Raglan Holiday Park Papahua, the Raglan Naturally community plan, Raglan iHub and the Whāingaroa Raglan Affordable Housing Project. “He absolutely loved this community,” was the post that perhaps best summed up Bob on Raglan Notice Board on Monday morning. In the New Zealand Herald, meanwhile, an obit placed by family described him simply as “an all round good bugga”. Bob leaves behind his wife of 10 years, Genny Wilson – a business resilience and risk advisor at Waipa District Council, fellow Lions Club member and community stalwart. A memorial service for Bob will be organised in the future. RIP Bob McLeod.

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Back in Lockdown – what do employers need to know?


ere we go again… after over a year of New Zealanders living relatively normal lives compared to the rest of the world, we are all now back in Alert Level 4. This will be a time of stress and uncertainty for many of us, especially business owners who employ staff. The good news is that we now have better guidance on the employment law obligations when staff are unable to work. What we have learnt from the last COVID-19 lockdown is that employment law was not “on a break”. In fact, employers were required to still comply with all good faith and contractual obligations. The case law to date has confirmed that: • Consultation is always required before an employer can disestablish an employee’s role; • Employers cannot reduce an employee’s pay without agreement (even if in receipt of the wage subsidy); and • If an employee’s pay is reduced by agreement, they must still receive the minimum wage for hours worked. What this means is that if an employer needs to reduce hours or wages during lockdown, employees need to be consulted and their written agreement obtained. If an employee does not agree and this lockdown lasts for an extended period, then restructuring may need to be considered. Like with previous lockdowns, a government assisted Wage Subsidy is now available for businesses which can demonstrate a 40% drop in revenue. This will be particularly relevant to those businesses that cannot operate from home. There is also a Short-Term Absence payment, that enables employers to apply for a one-off payment for an employee who cannot work from home and is following public health guidance to stay home while awaiting a COVID-19 test. A Leave Support scheme is also available where employers can apply for a 2-week lump sum for an employee who has been directed to self-isolate by a health official. The Wage Subsidy, Short-Term Absence payment and Leave Support Scheme can be applied for through Work and Income New Zealand. In addition, employers can apply through Inland Revenue’s website for a Resurgence Support Payment. To be eligible, businesses need to anticipate at least a 30% drop in revenue or a 30% decline in capital raising ability over a 7-day period, due to the increased alert level. More information about the subsidies available for employers can be found on the Work and Income and Inland Revenue websites. For any further information on employment obligations during the Alert Levels or other employment law queries, please contact Jaime Lomas –

K N OW YO UR L AW Y E R — JA I M E LO M AS Jaime Lomas is a Director at DTI Lawyers, and alongside Andrea Twaddle, heads the Employment Law Team. Jaime has extensive experience in employment law and dispute resolution. She takes a pragmatic and practical approach to achieve commercial and workable solutions for her clients. She is committed to understanding the issues her clients face and the impact on their businesses or on them personally. Her working philosophy is that obtaining a better understanding of her clients’ needs is key to give them tailored advice to enable them to achieve their goals and objectives. With both a specialist Employment Team and a Commercial/Property Team, Jaime and the team at DTI are well placed to meet your legal needs and look forward to working with you.


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Xtreme co-founder to help steer nationwide push to re-use waste BY EDITH SYMES


aste management guru Rick Thorpe reckons after 22 years in the industry he’s got “enough brain cells” in his history to warrant his appointment this month to a new national group leading the charge in recycling waste. “It’s a good thing for me to do,” Rick told the Chronicle ahead of the first virtual meeting last week of the six industry leaders who make up the WasteMINZ recycling & resource recovery steering committee. While it’s not a paid position, it’s a cause long dear to Rick’s heart: he’s been advocating for zero waste in Raglan since before the year 2000, when the landfill site up Te Hutewai Rd closed down to be replaced by the refuse transfer station. Back then he and partner Liz Stanway were the cofounders of Xtreme Waste, the very successful local initiative which later expanded its name to Xtreme Zero Waste to signify the push to reduce the last 20 percent of landfill rubbish to zilch. Liz – Xtreme’s food waste/compost guru – has actually had a voice on WasteMINZ’s organic sector group for the past two years. Now she’s been joined on the national organisation by Rick, who got the nod for the newly formed recycling & resource recovery sector group from 22 nominations. Through the steering committee Rick says he can look forward to having real input into WasteMINZ’s wider approach to recycling as it works collaboratively with councils and corporates on new legislation coming through. The non-profit organisation – formed back in 1989 – does high quality work, he insists. It’s the authoritative voice on waste, resource recovery and contaminated land in New Zealand, sharing

information from the sector groups Liz and Rick represent to provide all players like councils with “a feel for what’s happening nationally”. Councils can then act with the assurance of WasteMINZ’s directives behind them, both in terms of technology and research. “There’s benefits for everyone.” Product stewardship is a case in point, Rick explains. In the very near future the TVs or tyres we buy, for instance, will include an up-front cost to cover the products’ free return to the likes of Xtreme further down the line. This in turn provides incentives for companies to produce or import environmentally friendly products which can then be ethically recycled, he adds – “an acknowledgement of our consumer society”. Rick’s had various roles at Xtreme over the years – including as operations manager and director – but is currently a board member, trustee and innovations manager. As such he’s proud the local community enterprise has been able to lead the way in sustainability, one of its latest innovations being the kerbside rubbish bag which is now made from discarded Raglan plastic rather than virgin plastic. Also on the cards is a community-owned solar farm. Rick agrees he’d like one day to be able to retreat a little from his environmental work, spending more time fishing in the harbour and farming their lifestyle block on Raglan’s outskirts. But that’s for later, safe in the knowledge that Xtreme – along with Whāingaroa Harbour Care and “all the volunteers in our amazing community” – has effectively recovered the land and the fishery that two decades ago was widely contaminated by the leachate which seeped from the town’s rubbish dump.

Golf Club News

The man behind the course BY PETER AIM


hey say behind every successful man is a woman, and the same could be said about Golf Courses! Behind every successful golf course is a dedicated greenkeeper! Interview with Howard Jackson, Raglan Golf Club Greenkeeper. What is your background in greenkeeping? I've been a greenkeeper for 42 years so I have plenty of knowledge and experience. Prior to Raglan Golf Club where were you working and why did you accept this position? I had been working at Taumarunui, Te Aroha and Ngāruawāhia Golf courses building experience and depth in my craft. Shorter travel to work time  was the main reason for accepting the Greenkeepers position here. What is the most challenging aspect of your job? Dealing with the changing soil conditions over four seasons is very challenging, from very dry soil in summer to boggy and wet in winter. Being coastal means we also get a lot of wind which brings its problems. Worm mounds on the greens also pose problems especially for our members who need to negotiate around them on the way to the hole. What is the most rewarding part of your career? When I get positive feedback from members about the course is always gratifying and gives me a boost!!


What part does machinery play in your day to day tasks? It plays a huge part. Without modern, well maintained machinery we couldn't maintain the course to such a high standard..We recently purchased a new tractor, a greens mower and fairway gang mowers. This new machinery has not only allowed us to better the course but also saves us time and money on fuel. What part do volunteers play in assisting you with daily chores? They play an immense part in the management of the Golf Course. Every day one of these volunteers will be mowing greens or fairways, weedeating banks, spreading fertiliser, collecting rubbish, cutting wood, pruning and thinning trees, repairing buildings and other stuff. I couldn't do without them! What has been the biggest change for you over the last 10 years? Without a doubt, the removal of the sheep from the course. They created a lot of extra work, they left their droppings everywhere and probably took up 30% of my work time!! What does your future Raglan Golf Club look like? To keep improving on the current course. We are looking to lengthen two holes - the 9th and 15th, maybe add a bunker or two, extend the clubhouse and the committee is seeking a course upgrade so there's plenty happening around the place.

Raglan Medical COVID-19 Vaccination Update • Raglan Medical have restarted COVID-19 vaccinations. • Please do NOT turn up for a vaccination unless your appointment has been confirmed • If you’ve had a vaccination already booked at Raglan Medical before level 4 commenced, this will be rescheduled before any new bookings are made available to the rest of our patients • Patients will be able to make appointments to have their vaccine at Raglan Medical from Monday next week on the national booking system: https://bookmyvaccine. • If you would like to have your vaccine elsewhere please call the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 • To date 1423 of our registered patients have received their 1st COVID-19 vaccination & 670 of our patients are now fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 Testing at Raglan Medical 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, loss of smell or a runny nose, please call us to arrange a COVID swab & self-isolate immediately. Testing will help us to keep our community safe.

Doctor Appointments Our priority is to continue looking after our patient’s health, if you are unwell please call the clinic and you will either be given a face to face appointment or a telephone consult with a doctor or nurse .

After Hours & Public Holiday Care Arrangements: 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. Healthline can be contacted 24 hours a day on 0800 611 116 for free advice from registered nurses.

In the event of an emergency, dial 111. COVID-19 Update from Waikato DHB From 1 September appointments for 12-15-year-olds can be made online at Parents and caregivers who have an existing appointment and want to bring their children along are asked to phone 0800 28 29 26 before coming along to check if the vaccination site has space to add your 12 to 15-year-old to the booking. If space is not available, parents can cancel their booking and create a new one later at a time that can fit other members of the family in. There is no guarantee vaccination sites will be able to take extra family members alongside people who already have a booking as some sites are small. A reminder that all COVID-19 vaccinations centres in the Waikato are operating under Alert Level 4 conditions. This means they may have to reduce capacity to allow for infection control measures like social distancing. The reduced capacity means we may need to postpone some appointments. If we need to postpone your appointment you will be contacted by bookmyvaccine, Waikato DHB or your healthcare provider.  If you have a booking and don’t receive a call, please attend your vaccination booking as scheduled, making sure you are following health measures and wear a face covering or mask. Please don’t attend your appointment if you are unwell or have had a COVID-19 test and are awaiting results. Stay home if you are sick and get advice on whether you need a COVID-19 test. We are vaccinating by appointment only. Please double check your appointment notification for full details as some people are turning up for their appointment at the wrong vaccination centre.   Changes to Waikato DHB services (more can be viewed online at https://www. • Following the Government’s announcement that New Zealand will remain at Level 4 for the time being, all current Alert Level 4 protocols remain in place for Waikato DHB’s hospitals and services. • At Alert Level 4 it is necessary for us to defer all non-urgent outpatient appointments and elective procedures until further notice. We are contacting all affected individuals directly. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the clinics to discuss. • Renal patients - dialysis appointments will continue to go ahead for renal patients. Please attend your dialysis appointment as you normally would, and wear a face covering or mask. • Cancer patients - Those patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation therapy will continue to do so as planned. Please come to your scheduled appointments, and wear a face covering or mask. • Our Emergency Department remains open. However, please do ensure this is used for emergencies only. Patients can have one support person with them in the Emergency Department at Alert Level 4. Exceptions are outlined below. • Maternity patients - All of our maternity services are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. If you need urgent maternity care in Women’s Assessment Unit or Delivery Suite or you have an appointment at Antenatal Clinic please attend. Monitoring and caring for the health of you and your baby is important at this time. We have put in place processes to keep you safe during level 4 lockdown. More information is available on our website. • Urgent (life-threatening) Acute surgery - All urgent/acute and emergency surgeries and procedures will continue.

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Dear Raglan Chamber Members


tress and anxiety will be creeping in about now as we deal with the extension of alert level 4 and try to decipher what that means for our business. The financial toll on closing your business, or restricted trading is challenging to say the least. The Government’s Financial Support Packages including the most relevant Wage Subsidy Scheme and Resurgence Support Payment are both now open for applications. For clarification, businesses can apply and receive both payments. We understand these payments may not cover all your business’s weekly expenses; however, it may lessen the financial load many are faced with. For most businesses who are unable to trade, make sure this down time is used wisely and constructively. It is a great time to do the things you have never had time to do and have always put on the back burner. This may be creating a marketing plan, or updating your social media profiles, researching new suppliers, updating your health and safety policy (or creating one as the case may be), developing an employee handbook, updating processes and policies and the list goes on. There are many tools out there to help you develop personally and/or grow your business. Part of the Chamber’s role is to help you access such tools and resources. A great example is our affiliate partner Te Waka Regional Partners who offer business support services to Waikato businesses including accounting support, HR support and business mentor services which can be 100% funded for you (subject to eligibility criteria). If you are interested, please make sure you are on our mailing list and follow us on Instagram where we post up-to-date information and links to resources. Otherwise feel free to email us at Regards, Morgan Morris Chairperson

Lookout tower teetering on brink BY AT


garunui Beach’s lookout tower may have just had a spruce-up but remained a forlorn sight this week despite efforts to rescue it from the encroaching sea. The tower still teeters close to the edge of a big drop, with security fencing alongside keeping the public away from the washed out main access point to the popular beach. Authorities are understood to have been busy shoring up the area with the maximum quantity of sand they’re allowed to move without resource consent. They’ve also now put a protective metal sleeve over and reburied the fibre optic telecommunications cable exposed by the stormy seas. Raglan Surf Life Saving Club spokesperson Bruce MacKinnon said he understood the Waikato District Council was meantime seeking consent to push another 1000 cu m of sand up the beach. While this was all “sacrificial” sand – as the tides would keep washing it away – the aim was to delay the speed of erosion in the area. It was hoped the work would “get us through the last of the winter weather” and into seasons when the tides were less threatening.

Meantime a back-up access track that ran north behind the foredunes had been widened to allow ATVs towing inflatable rescue boats to get on to the beach. The public was also urged to use this track for beach access and to keep off any dunes. Bruce said the surf club hoped – as a result of the work – that it might

get through the upcoming summer season. However it was also looking at longer-term options such as putting the lookout tower on a new structure or building an observation deck/ tower on to the clubhouse itself. This add-on could be in radio contact with a mobile portable tower on the beach.

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An update from Xtreme Zero Waste at Level 4 BY LEILANI GOODALL


evel four lockdown has meant time to rest and rejuvenate for most of us, however not for the team at Xtreme Zero Waste that is still working hard throughout. Unfortunately, waste does not stop accumulating, so the team have been out on collection runs in full PPE to ensure yours gets collected. Many measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of the team and the public, such as the run being reduced to two days a week to limit the team’s exposure time. Only food waste and pre-paid bags are being collected as these items are not hand sorted by the team. The Collections team of drivers and runners are our essential service heroes. They’ve put up their hand to be part of the COVID crew and contributed ideas on how best run things in these challenging times. The Xtreme team would like to thank the Raglan community for being understanding and patient grateful for Xtreme’s continued service and changes through this time. All updates are on their website and social pages @xtremezerowaste To help out the team, please wash, squash and hold onto your recycling. Please don’t be tempted to put everything into prepaid bags as we are still a community working towards zero waste. Instead, enjoy grazing on the leftovers, and keep all recyclable containers for a later date! When the Xtreme Zero Waste site reopens, it would be fantastic if all additional recycling could be brought up to the site. The influx will be full-on once levels lift, so please help the team get through the initial flood of recycling where you can.

What you need to know: • Collections will be at two days per week until level two is announced: • If your usual collection day is Tuesday or Wednesday, your collection is now on Wednesday. • If your regular collection day is Thursday or Friday, your collection is now Friday • Rural recycling drop of containers are closed; please do not leave your recycling at these spots. • Rural pre-paid bags can be deposited into mini skips placed at Te Uku sea freight container (behind Te Uku store), Waitetuna School, Maungatawhiti Road end, Te Mata Road end and Okete Road end. • Skips are only for prepaid bags; please do not waste into these as the room is needed for everyone.

The hard-working Xtreme Zero Waste collections team operating under Level 4 to collect the community's waste.

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Local Businesses on Sustainability- and why you should do it BY RACHAEL GODDARD Rachael Goddard is the director of ECOES, which specialises in sustainability planning, mapping, frameworks, and tracking greenhouse gas emissions.


ustainability is no longer a ‘nice to have’, or a good PR tactic. Due to public expectations, ground swell in the environmental space, science-backed data on climate change and recent government legislation, sustainability is becoming intrinsically linked to businesses reputation, productivity, performance, recruitment potential, staff wellbeing and viability. In the Good Company Report 2019, sustainability was a key concern for 87% of New Zealanders, with 71% of customers doing active research around the sustainability of a brand before purchasing. Three local businesses share why they have embedded sustainability principles and practices into their organisations. Tesh Randall, co-owner and creator of Raglan Coconut Yoghurt (Raglan Food Co) says that sustainability is intrinsically linked with their company’s ethos, operations and wellbeing. “Sustainability is wrapped around the entire brand, as customers

expect it, and it is the right thing to do”. Raglan Food Co is advanced in its delivery and embedding of sustainability. They are a B Corp Certified Business and also certified Carbon Zero. Raglan Food Co believe in supporting social and environmental causes and provide a fund for local initiatives. Tesh says they have also planted over 900 native trees around their new factory site. Paul Peterson, owner and operator of Morning Glory (arguably the best coffee in Waikato), is steadfast in his social and environmental principles which underpin his business. He states that coffee should be ethical and organic and preferably Fair Trade certified, so workers are given a fair wage. Morning Glory uses unique compostable packaging created by Econic, an arm of Waikato packaging solutions Convex, which has been endorsed by Xtreme Zero Waste for use in their commercial compost system and in home composts. Paul

Tesh Randall from Raglan Food Co. planting trees as part of her business' sustainability initiatives.

says he also encourages customers to use stoneware and steel cups, and he donates some of his profits locally towards improving conservation and ecological restoration via the Karioi Project. Mike Renfree, of Raglan Chocolate agrees sustainability needs to be mainstream with business, and says this was in mind from inception. His key concern was the social injustices and exploitation associated with cacao production and believes that “takemake-waste” systems and ways of doing business need to change. Mike sources products which are ethically, socially and environmentally sound. The paper used in his packaging is certified sustainable, and he is also working with Convex to develop new compostable barrier film liners.

REMEMBER: FLUSH YOUR WATER TAPS EVERY MORNING The Ministry of Health recommends that you flush a large glass of water from your drinking water tap each morning before you use any water. This helps to remove any metals that may have dissolved from your plumbing fittings. New Zealand’s water can be slightly acidic. Acidic water can dissolve metals, and this is known as plumbosolvent water. If water stays for several hours in our household pipes, it can dissolve heavy metals in the pipes such as lead or copper. Small amounts of these metals may then enter your water supply.

Where to start? The first step is to undertake an environmental audit to understand your operations, emissions, gaps and supply chains, then produce a plan or strategy for setting targets and reducing emissions, as well as identifying where wastage or costs could be saved. There are numerous tools online that can assist, such as the SBN climate action toolbox, which is free. This can help you begin to understand the areas you need to focus on. Finally, here’s some advice to all businesses from our interviewees - do it, or do as much as you can, don’t wait, just get started today. We need to mitigate all of the damage and negative impacts that we create from now on in order to build better businesses for a better world.



The Ministry of Health recommends flushing a tap as a simple precaution for all households, including those on public and private water supplies. The health risk from your drinking water is small, but a build-up of heavy metals in your body may cause health problems.

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Plumbosolvency is not about the quality of your drinking water but about whether the water has prolonged contact with metals. We continue to meet the requirements of the Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand 2005 (revised 2018) and deliver safe water that you can enjoy from your taps each day. You can read more about water supply on our website under the Three Waters page.

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aglan apiarist Bevan Pike loves his bees and maintaining their environment is an integral part of his beekeeping philosophy.

Spending so much time caring for his hives in the area where the Karioi Project are undertaking large-scale predator control, Bevan is keenly aware of the importance of preserving the native flora and fauna. Restoring the biodiversity from the coast to the maunga, Bevan says the Karioi Project play a big role in keeping his bees happy and fed, and to support this work he’s donating money from his honey sales. “Keeping bees gives me a unique insight into vulnerability ith the Olympics in the full action, of their surroundings and highlights the children were beginning to how important it is to look after our talk about the sports events they environment. It is this that hear led us to create a relationship with Karioi and see on TV, especially with our local project, who do such important Olympian Billy Stairmand participating mahi around Whāingaroa,” he says. in surfing. A beekeeper for nearly 15 years, Bevan stumbled upon the hobbyThis was a business great way to he learn when wasabout 18 andour just about to leave high different cultures around theschool. world and saw athehive for sale various sporting “Ievents children mayon TradeMe and bought it. I’ve got to or may not bebefamiliar with. We decided honest I went about it the wrong to get creative with how we ourselves way.” hivesports endedwithin up atour his can participate inThat these father’s small farm in Matangi and with very little knowledge of caring for bees, Bevan started beekeeping. “It’s quite sad but I ended up losing it; I was heartbroken.” The setback didn’t deter him and after some self-guided research and advice from people in the honey business, he bought another couple of hives and started again. BY SUE KINGI Bevan now has around 50-60 hives set up around Ruapuke and Karioi producing several varieties


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last winter tournament with a full field of 16 teams. Apart from a couple of squally showers, the sun shone, though it was necessary to rug-up given the cold wind. Finishing the day with prize-giving, presented by the tournament’s sponsor Leanna from Raglan Sign Co., a local team of triples, Heather Dalbeth, Maureen Wahanga and Murray Eddy, took out line honours. A sumptuous afternoon tea prepared by

Carol Price and Michelle Gordon topped off a great day of bowling. Anyone wishing to give the game of bowls a go, is most welcome to join us on Wednesday afternoon at 12.45pm for our weekly roll-up which starts at 1pm. Bowls are available to use and we ask only that visitors wear flat soled shoes. (Please note, all organisations that are not essential services are closed under Level 4.).


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6th grade

Win 60 - 50 Pod Ernest Gordon Rod kade copeland

7th grade,

Win 60 - 50

8th grade

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Pod- Jesse peacocke, Tod- cade Skerman, Opp pod - Jesse peacocke

9th grade

Win 50- 20

Pod - Zac Murphy, Tod - Grayson Francis, Opp - Georgia walker

10th grade

Loss 0-60

POD Baylin Bell, TOD William Walker, OPP POD Luca Stuckey

11th grade

Win 65-20

POD Canyon Overton, Max Murphy, TOD Monty Rowe, Ryley Shaw, OPD Tayne Ingham

12th grade

Loss 38-22

POD - Lucas Crake, POD - Chaz Whyte, TOD - Maz Connor, TOD - Layton Fitch-Waitere, OPP POD - Lucas Crake

POD - William Glenn, Ripper Angus Glenn, OPD- Jimmy Watt


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Zara Wilson plays for the 11th Grade Raglan junior rugby team.



Raglan Junior Rugby Interview


his week's interview is with Zara Wilson and she tells us about her rugby season so far.

What team do you play for ? 11th grade for Raglan How are you going this season ?  I'm really enjoying my rugby and before Lockdown I was captain for the Southern Reds rep team. This was definitely a challenge and a step up. I’m going quite well and

Junior Soccer

Score 2-2 D 2-0 W

3-2 W

4-1 W 6-2 W

2-0 W 1-0 W 4-4 D 5-1 W


Barracudas Sea Lions

Georgie Brown

grade 5 mixed

grade 6 mixed

grade 5/6 mixed 1-0 W 4-7 L

3-2 W 0-0 D


2-0 W 2-3 L

Kina Mako Morays Snappers

8-2 W


Emily Gaustead

Lucy Regnier

grade 6 mixed


Te Wheke

Ava Wood & Satori Van Straden

Sianna Bower

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The tackling is getting harder as the boys are getting bigger and stronger. I also wish I played with more girls. What is your goal ?  My wish is that female rugby continues to grow and I can play in a high school girls team. I would also like to play sevens and ultimately become a Black Fern. For now my goal is to become fitter and faster and to improve my passes

Lucia Quilter

grade 5 mixed

Gurnards Mussels

have got a few PODs but the boys are stepping up! I need to get stronger and fitter now What do you most enjoy about playing rugby ? I enjoy tackling, scoring tries and coming home knowing I tried my best and had a great game. I also enjoy spending time with my Dad who’s coach. What is a challenging aspect ? 


3-0 W

3-0 W 2-9 L

grade 6 mixed

Alec Bradbury & Carter McLeod Remy Duirs

Ollie David

Rion Weston-Arnold grade 9 mixed Torin Eadie Ed Woolston



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my Hanna started taking photos for the Stingrays in 2013 when her eldest daughter was 6. I asked about her involvement with the club and scooped the gossip on sports photography. “It is awesome that kids from across all schools get to build friendships they otherwise may not have. My greatest enjoyment comes from photographing the First Kicks kids in action. They are so little and cute, and the facial expressions are gold! The tongues poking out, shirts that look like dresses, unbridled enthusiasm - you can't help but catch the excitement from them through the lens.”  “My favourite place to take photos is at Papahua - we really do have the most amazing backdrop. It is also fantastic to look back at photos and see how much they have all grown. The Stingrays team of 2013 are now all teenagers!”  “Another highlight is seeing the work the committee puts in. People like Luca Grilli, whose daughter has been out of the club for 2 years, stayed on until new committee members get up to speed. Michelle O'Donnell & Liz Hosking do a fantastic job with First Kicks (or as I call it "cat herding"), Chris Wallis as Treasurer, and Jo Clarke keeps us all organised! Also special mention to past Committee Members Aaron Mooar & Michelle Meenagh who served very important roles in the football community.” “There are so many people that help keep the club running, volunteers who want our kids out there having a good time playing.”

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