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Issue #760

26th May 2022

Youth Week Whāingaroa


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he future of the Raglan Food Waste Collection is secure following Waikato District Council’s adoption of an annual targeted rate of $72.90 to cover the service’s costs from July 2022.

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ver the last two weeks in the Raglan area there have been one family harm incident, one burglary, seven other dishonesty crimes, two wilful damage and five alcohol offences.

Please note any breaches of liquor ban are likely to result in an infringement notice. If you are unfamiliar with the Raglan town liquor ban area, please look at the 07-825 0027 designated signs or check the Waikato District Council web page. Open 7 days a week This week we reminded local businesses, that could Fish from 10am 'til n’ 7pmChips potentially become a target for Ram Raids, to take a 92 Wallis St - The Bookings Wharf Group look at their security measures. We have recently had 07-825 7544 Inside/Outside Seating stolen vehicles dumped in our town and unlawful 92 Wallis St - 07 825 7544 takings of vehicles from Raglan. A lot of smaller towns are getting targeted for Ram Raids. Open from Open for Dinner There have been some local youths, causing wilful Thursday to Tuesday Fri & Sat 9am - 11pm damage to property, at night-time. Matters have been from 5:30pm dealt with by Police. We thank the parents for being 021 198 7983 248 Wainui Rd | 07 825 8233 responsible in holding their young ones accountable Breakfast/Lunch 7 Days Open 7 Days a Week From 9am for their actions. We urge residents to report any Open Morning Noon and Night damage or illegal activities in their neighbourhood. For Treat yourself and call Neighbourhood Support please contact Co-ordinator Open 07 825 00107 Days Kathleen Gilbert on 43 Rose St From 9:30AM Mon-Fri 07 825 0010 The recent weather has been challenging, with the and 9AM Sat and Sun high winds and torrential rain. Please remember to drive Waterfront dining 43 Rose St indoor Open 7 and Daysoutdoor seating to conditions and belt up! Police have zero tolerance HARBOUR VIEW 07 825 0010 Restaurant | Live Music | Bar for drivers not wearing seatbelts (and passengers), HOTEL Raglan 07 825 8010 distraction, speed and drink drivers. 14 Bow Street On top of that, we hope you have a good week ahead. From Linda, Raewyn and Andrew at Raglan Police. Open7 Days 7.30am - 9pm

Councillors unanimously agreed to support the staff recommendation to adopt the targeted rate, citing environmental benefits and Central Government’s direction of travel on food waste among reasons for doing so. The decision follows a monthlong consultation process held in March when 55% of 657 respondents supported the proposed targeted rate. Property owners who live in Raglan were the majority of respondents (76%), while 12% of the respondents were tenants, 5% were holiday homeowners, 2% were landlords who don’t live in Raglan and 2% were business owners. About 55% of local property owners, just over 85% of tenants, 30% of holiday homeowners, 62% of landlords and 81% of business owners supported the targeted rate. Supporters of the targeted rate highlighted the great work that Xtreme Zero Waste (XZW) does in the area of waste minimisation and they acknowledged the importance of the service to the environment. “Although we compost at home, we also use the XZW food collection particularly for meat and citrus. This is a very valuable community resource.


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“We buy compost from XZW for our vegetable garden. The food waste collection, our own composting and the excellent recycling programme at XZW, mean that we put very little into the landfill, maybe one bag per six weeks,” said one submitter. Those who opposed the targeted rate said they already composted at home and said it should be user-pays and many did not agree with an extra financial burden on ratepayers. “I think this program is awesome for residents who, unlike me, don’t compost at home. However, I am tired of my rates going up,” said another submitter. Raglan Ward Councillor Lisa Thomson thanked the Raglan community for getting involved with the consultation. She acknowledged the many different points of view, but she is very pleased the food collection service will be continuing. “Whaingaroa has been one of the leaders in food waste collection in New Zealand thanks to the efforts of Xtreme Zero Waste,” says Ms Thomson. “I’m so glad the future of the collection has been ensured. “While no one ever wants to pay more rates, the environmental benefits brought about by reducing the amount of food waste that ends up in landfill are so important. “What we’re doing here, both our council and our community, is taking climate change action – action that is needed for the longterm health of our town, out district and our country.”

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Local rangatahi celebrate Youth Week by Cuba Godward, Raglan Area School

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outh Week is a nationwide celebration of events organised by young New Zealanders to honour the talents, passions, and achievements of Aotearoa’s youth. This year Youth Week took place from the 7-15th of May. Locally, Whaingaroa held their event at Papahua on Saturday the 14th of May, a collaboration between Kotahi Rangatahi and Expression of YOUth, featuring an art installation, free food, prizes and live DJ’s. At the start of 2020 Whaingaroa’s youth designed and built a Jamaican

inspired speaker system as a part of an innovative Sound System Project. This has become a shared community resource used for various events such as Youth Week 2022. Our two young DJ’s, William Millward and Cuba Godward brought Youth Week alive pumping out some amazing tunes on the decks. Both DJ’s had recently had the opportunity to participate in a DJ course with Glen McIntosh aka “King Macka” and Emily Sandford-May aka “Jinja Cat” through Raglan Area School. This event wouldn't have been possible without the help of our generous sponsors so massive thank

FREE SESSIONS you to, Mike Rarere from the Community House for sponsorship and the DJ Decks, Naomi Tuaopepe, Brian Ruawai and Wairua, Bush for the incredible poster, Em for DJ support and Jay from the Wrong Skate Shop for prizes. Also, massive thanks to Matua Joe for his funding application and organisation with Matua Brenden. Overall this was a successful community event and it was great to see young people out enjoying themselves and connecting after such a bumpy two years. There will be more Sound System events in the future!


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Rangatahi get creative for Youth Week

Opinion We’ve just released this year’s Budget, which sets out the next steps in our plan to build a secure future for New Zealand. In addition to the comprehensive cost of living package which will deliver for 2.1 million workers across the country, there are investments being made that clearly demonstrate that this Government values our rural communities. Let’s start with the rural economy. We are investing $118.4 million for advisory services to support farmers, foresters, growers and whenua Māori owners to accelerate sustainable land use changes and lift productivity. We are also putting $40 million to help transformation in the forestry, wood processing, food and beverage and fisheries sectors. Further support in the form of $31.6 million to help maintain and lift animal welfare practices across Aotearoa New Zealand and $110 million to boost the biosecurity system and continue the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme. This budget delivers a real, practical food and fibre sector investment package of more than $1 billion. In addition to the lift for food and fibre, regional tourism will also see investment. As someone who has spent time working in regional tourism, based in an i-SITE, I am thrilled to see that three core networks within the tourism sector are receiving new investment to gear up for the return of international tourists and business travellers, as the country fully reconnects to the world. More than $5 million will go to Regional Tourism New Zealand, which supports 31 regional tourism organisations, i-SITEs, and the famous tourism trade show, TRENZ. It isn’t just the rural economy that is getting a boost. This budget also delivers a better quality of life for those of us who live rurally. Not only are we removing barriers to getting a driver licence, helping 64,000 Kiwis get on the road and into work, but also improving and expanding our air ambulance fleet with an additional $90.7 million. When you live in rural New Zealand and urgently need help from the health system you become acutely aware of how far away help can really be. When the rescue helicopter flies over my house I am so thankful that there is an amazing crew heading to Mount Taranaki to help a tramper or to the back blocks to help a farmer. This funding will help those awesome crews to better provide this essential service. Of course, as we do this, we’ll continue to carefully manage the books – and our careful fiscal management means we return to surplus quicker than National did after the global financial crisis. This budget proves, yet again, that we back our farmers and provincial communities and are committed to providing the support needed to secure our future. These are just a few highlights and there’s a lot more in the Budget that will benefit people here in Raglan and if you’d like to more, I’d encourage you to check out .

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n Saturday 14 May local rangatahi came together to take part in a couple of creative events geared towards celebrating youth in our community. "Our voices matter and we deserve to be heard” was the theme of Youth Week this year. Youth Week is a yearly festival run by Ara Taiohi, an organisation that enables young people to create inclusive youth events across Aotearoa. It runs from the 7th-15th of May and has a new theme each year. Locally in Whaingaroa, organisers brought the community together through the opportunity of self-expression. Freedom of expression is a crucial part of our world and a human right. It is important because it ensures our beliefs, ideas, emotions and needs are heard. Many of us have the privilege of freedom of expression and an aim of our event was offering others this freedom. It was brilliant to be part of a unification of diverse groups across our community for a progressive and positive purpose. “As young people, we are the future, and so our voices are important and need to be heard.”- Luna De La Cruz At the skatepark on May 15th, kids, teens and young adults created art in the windy sunshine whilst the music from the Raglan Area School DJ event poured out of the speakers. Delicious soup and pizzas lined the tables alongside fresh fruit and juice.

Local rangatahi created pieces of art that refelected their self- expression. “It was beautiful to see all the smiles and our community coming together.” - Vida Bradbury Creating this event took lots of effort and planning. We had fun and made the most of some great learning opportunities. “It was very empowering to create and partake in Youth Week” - Stella O’Donnell. The artworks will be publicly exhibited in Raglan soon.

Special thanks to Ara Taiohi for Youth Week; to everyone who participated, to Gabrielle Parson and Tukana Dalton for helping the tamariki to organise and run this event; to all the adults who came down to support, to Lance, Ataera and Jarvis local artists, for support, to Dal at Essence of Rangatahi for the koha, Chris at Raglan Landscapes for fencing and Roll Up for delicious soup and Raglan Naturally for support.

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Council discourages horse riding on beaches despite bylaw invalidity by Janine Jackson


In the meantime, council continues to discourage aikato District Council is asking people not to use the Wainui horse-riding on beaches. Taking the popular beach areas of Wainamu and Reserve to access the beach for horse Ngarunui beaches in Raglan as an example, the riding despite it coming to light that a reasons for this include: bylaw covering this activity is invalid. Council’s Reserves and Beaches Bylaw 2016 states that: “No person shall lead or ride any horse or other animal on any area of a reserve except on those areas set aside specifically for such purpose, or with the prior written permission of the council.” Under the Reserves Act 1977, a bylaw of this nature requires ministerial approval for it to become enforceable. This last step was not completed back in 2016 which means council is unable to prosecute for breaches of the bylaw This information was revealed when Horse Access Advocates Waikato Inc. (HAAWI) instigated a judicial review of the bylaw after council installed signs advising people were not allowed to ride horses at Wainamu Beach in Raglan. Council is proposing to rectify this error by creating a new bylaw this year, which is likely to cover activities included in the current, unapproved bylaw. The proposed draft bylaw will go out to the local community for consultation and submissions will be considered before the final bylaw is adopted by council and ministerial approval is sought. Anyone making submissions will be given the opportunity to present their views to the council in person.

- There are shellfish beds in the intertidal areas of the beach that are exposed to potential damage from horses being ridden on the beach. - A lot of work has gone into restoring the sand dune areas in an effort to combat effects of erosion. There are some horse riders who continue to venture into the dunes, damaging this environmentally sensitive area. - As the district grows, like Raglan is doing, there’s more potential for horse v human conflict increasing the health and safety risk. “While we acknowledge the recreational value of riding horses, and we are sure that many horse riders are responsible and considerate when carrying out their chosen recreational activity, we still feel the potential risks outlined above are serious enough for us to continue to discourage people from riding their horses from our reserves on to the beach,”council’s general manager service delivery Roger MacCulloch says. “The procedural error made six years ago is regrettable and we will be creating a new bylaw this year. “But it is important to note that community input will play a vital role in shaping up the bylaw through engagement and consultation with our communities.” Horses at the beach. Image | Lisa Meredith

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Making the kai go further with the Aroha Free Pantry Build an Aroha Stand Sunday 29 May, 2-4.30pm Downstairs at the Raglan Community House Learn more about Aroha Stands and how to build one for your neighbourhood!

Rose Wallis (centre) with her daughter Carol (left) and other volunteers at a The Aroha Free Pantry located next to community feijoa harvest. the Raglan iHub.


ucked in beside the Raglan iHub on Wainui Road, the Aroha Free Pantry is giving excess food a new lease of life and helping local people dealing with food poverty. The pantry was built by Rose Wallis, who wanted to replicate the Whaingaroa Aroha stand that had been across the road but was taken down during the first Covid lockdown. You might have noticed the lady regularly restocking and tidying the pantry space; that’s Rose. As its name would suggest, the pantry was set up for food but clothing, books, knick knacks and other items are sometimes dropped off. Jono Hutson, who helps Rose with the pantry and some of her other community

projects, says theses items often take up space that food could occupy. “It detracts from the pantry’s real purpose if there are mattresses or unwanted clothes or piles of rubbish. Some of those items should go to the Lion’s or Kaahu’s Nest.” As for the rubbish, it ends up in the landfill at the expense of the pantry volunteers. Jono says, they do their best to distribute the items to families but it takes away from their primary purpose of redistributing food to vulnerable whānau in Whaingaroa. And not only does Rose look after the pantry she has also started Raglan Community Fruit and Vege, a fruit harvesting group. Working with orchard owners, local gardeners and property owners with an abundance of produce, Rose, Jono and other volunteers gather the excess to restock the

pantry, deliver to families in need, donate to the Surfside Foodbank and to the Feed the Kids project at Raglan Area School. “The connections Rose has in the community are priceless,” Jono says. When she’s not harvesting fruit and vegetables, tidying and restocking the pantry, Rose also works with SuperValue to make and deliver food boxes to families every week. One look at the photos Rose shares on Facebook and you know she’s one hell of a gardener. She’s the type of gardener whose excess produce doesn’t go to waste: if she’s not bottling, pickling and preserving, she’s sharing her garden surplus with family, friends and the wider community. And they might get a bottle or two of her preserves as well.

Add to Raglan’s growing network of Aroha Stands where neighbours share food abundance. Meet some Aroha Stand guardians and find out why they love this kaupapa and how you can get involved. Enjoy some hands-on work designing and building an Aroha stand from upcycled pallets. Manu from the Tool Library will be supporting the workshop. Register with Tania at Cost: Non Timebank member - $10 or a donation | Timebank member 2.5 time credits Rose puts the jars left at the pantry to good use, turning fruit and vegetables not suitable for consumption into delicious pickles and jam, and the delicious preserves end up back at the pantry. Like most keen gardeners, Rose loves to grow food and she’d love to see fruit trees planted around Raglan that are accessible to the everyone. Join the Raglan Community Fruit and Veg Facebook page to find out how you can help. If you have spare fruit or veggies, please contact 07 825 7063 or text 027 385 5139 or drop off to the pantry.

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Introducing Crafted Concrete

New sandpit for school


his week the Chronicle caught up with Andrew from Crafted Concrete to hear about his bespoke handmade concrete items. Tell us about your business. At Crafted Concrete we create bespoke handmade concrete items for the home. I work closely with clients to design and create pieces that are unique for them and locally made in Raglan. When did you open and why did you decide to start a concrete business? I started in my garage in 2020; in June 2021 I moved into my current workshop at 12-1 Nau Mai Rd. I have always enjoyed doing something creative. After making a countertop for my own kitchen, I discovered a method of creating a lighter and stronger concrete product. Following some work experience with a company in Auckland and lots of research, I decided that it would be great to be able to offer this product in Raglan and

provide an alternative to timber, stainless steel or engineered stone as options for countertops. What are the concrete services that you provide? We make countertop vanity sinks, custom made vanities with integral sinks cast in, countertops for kitchen and island surfaces, outdoor BBQ surfaces and table tops and fireplace hearths. Pretty much anything is achievable with concrete so I am open to other projects. Do you specialise? I specialise in glass fibre reinforced concrete (GFRC) which enables me to create light and strong pieces, weighing about a third of a traditional concrete countertop. I have the ability to create a fine elegant look or a more substantial, solid look. How can people get in touch? I can be reached on 021855019. Please call and we can arrange a visit to the workshop and showroom at 12-1 Nau Mai Rd. Visit Crafted Concrete on Instagram, Facebook and


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ow did Rangitahi and local businesses get involved to construct a sandpit for RAS? Hayley Vink from Wainui Construction mentioned it would be a great project to help finish off the courtyard for the newly refurbished B block at RAS. Rangitahi couldn’t agree more and jumped on board to help the project. Who is helping out to get the job done? Designed by Wainui Construction Rangitahi - Sponsored Built by Tom Cox on Tom Ltd – extra thanks goes out to Tom for being the main driver behind getting this completed while the kids were on school holidays. JDC Quarry - Cartage of sand ITM Whatawhata - timer supply Revital Group Cambridge – Sand supply What will be the benefits for the children? There are many benefits for children with sand play, it increases physical and sensory development and encourages

hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, creativity, imagination, and social skills. Plus, kids just love playing outside and sand is always a firm favourite. If you take the time to watch kids playing in the sand, they are often busy with pretend play and are setting up shops, roads, cooking, building towns, digging for fossils; kids' imaginations are limitless and sand play is a great tool to allow their imaginations run wild. Any other community projects on the go from Rangitahi? Yes! We have an exciting new project that we are getting underway which is much needed for a small coastal town – an indoor heated swimming pool, located at Rangitahi Penisula. Being a coastal town, it is of utmost importance that we have the facilities to teach our young ones how to swim, and also help our community stay fit and active. This project is in the initial planning stages, but we will be sharing this development as we go, and looking for sponsorship partners to bring this project to life.

COVID-19 Update from Raglan Medical Raglan Medical COVID-19 Statistics • 1211 reported positive cases to date • 6198 tests processed to date • 2510 COVID-19 vaccinations administered


his week we catch up with the team at Raglan Medical to get an update on how things are tracking at our local medical centre. At this stage of the pandemic what adaptions to services are still in place? All patients are still screened when making appointments & again when they arrive at the clinic to ensure potentially infectious ‘red’ patients are seen in a dedicated room. This helps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure to other ‘green’ patients and team members. What is a red/green patient?

This is the coding that we use to identify patients to keep everyone safe while in the building. A ‘red’ patient may have COVID-19 symptoms or any other potentially infectious illness. A ‘green’ patient may need to see a clinician but does not pose any infectious risk to others. What is the most challenging aspect of the situation? Constant changes in protocols, alert levels, social distancing, isolation requirements and vaccine requirements was the most challenging aspect over the last two years and, despite expanding our team in anticipation of the pandemic, the workload managing positive COVID-19 cases has been substantial. How do you expect things to change in winter? If the number of COVID-19 cases continue to decline we will have more doctor appointments available, and we will slowly start to use our waiting room again for ‘green’ patients instead of having them wait in their car. How can patients help to ensure your systems run efficiently? Our team are working extremely hard to look after your health needs while also keeping you safe from potential exposures, to

help us provide quality care, please consider the following: • Book well in advance for regular routine appointments, this may mean booking 2-3 weeks ahead to get the doctor of your choice • Keep your phone beside you if you’re waiting on a triage call • Be honest about all infectious symptoms – we will always look after you, but we do need to see you in a dedicated ‘red’ room and if we don’t know in advance, this will cause delays • Order repeat medications 3 working days before you run out • Be understanding when doctors and nurses are running late due to emergencies with other patients • Consider using telephone or video consults in cases where a physical examination may not be necessary. How do you think you have coped in general throughout this time and what do you attribute that to? The Raglan Medical team are a resilient bunch who coped well given the circumstances: no two days were the same as plans, staffing levels and patient demands constantly changed. They’re also hardworking team players who are dedicated to looking after the wellbeing of our community so

while some days were a real challenge, the team also got a lot of satisfaction of being able help patients through this pandemic. We’re very grateful for the amazing support from patients; some baked us cakes, sent cupcakes from Raglan Cakes, bought us vouchers for coffee and delivered flowers to brighten up our days. Satnam from Four Square also accommodated early and late access to his store so regardless of how busy work was, we could get essential supplies for our whanau. Dr Mike purchased a coffee machine when the first lockdown hit while his lovely wife Joan made us freshly cooked lunches every day. All these lovely gestures helped us to cope with the demands that a pandemic put on us as did our team events when social distancing rules and alerts levels allowed. What message do you want to communicate the most to our community? COVID-19 has impacted our ability to deliver services as normal and we are grateful to the patience, kindness and understanding shown to us while we managed this pandemic in our community. See the next two pages to meet the Raglan Medical team.

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It takes a team to take care of your health! Meet the Raglan Medical team:

Dr Adrian Wilson is originally from Canada, where he trained and worked prior to moving to New Zealand. He enjoys all aspects of being a G.P. and particularly appreciates the opportunity to get to know his patients better over time. He has settled into the Raglan community with his wife and two young daughters. Adrian works Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Dr Anna Gray is from Auckland. She left the city after medical school to work in rural medicine, most recently in Northland. In her spare time, she enjoys all things outdoors and during winter she works at the Mt Ruapehu Clinic. She joined our team in January for a six month contract to help manage patients affected by COVID-19. Special interests include children’s health and urgent care. She will be working Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday until the end of June when she’ll return to Mt Ruapehu.

Dr Hamish Seton is originally from the Waikato. He completed his training at the University of Auckland in 2009 and has been working as a G.P since 2013. He has a special interest in children’s health and skin cancer medicine. He currently works Monday – Wednesday and Fridays but will change to Tuesday & Wednesday from July.

Dr Maria Siegruhn emigrated from Southern Africa to New Zealand over two decades ago. She studied medicine at Otago Medical School. After completing her medical training, she worked in the Bay of Plenty and moved to Raglan in early 2022 & is looking forward to becoming a permanent member of the community. She works Mon-Tues, Thurs-Fri.

Dr Melody Macleod Dr Melody Macleod is currently on maternity leave and is due to return in September this year. Originally from Warkworth, she completed her training at the University of Auckland before moving to the Waikato. Melody and her husband Mark, who is a teacher at Te Mata School, have two young children and enjoy working in the Raglan community.

Odhran Devlin, Administration Manager

Teresa Morgan, Medical Centre Assistant Lead & Kaiawhina

Tippy Bassett, Medical Receptionist & Trainee Medical Centre Assistant

Summer Morgan, Medical Receptionist & Trainee Medical Centre Assistant

Michelle Meenagh, Business Manager

Teresa has been part of the team for 5 years and has lived in Raglan with her husband and two daughters since 1996. She leads the MCA team whilst also working as a Kaiawhina two days a week. The Kaiawhina role is a new and evolving position that is best described as a community health support worker and will lead the way for services to be delivered to our patients in a community setting.

Tippy is from Rotorua and of Te Arawa descent, she has lived in Raglan with her husband since 2013. Coming from a retail background she is new to healthcare and is looking forward to meeting and connecting with more of our Raglan community through this role. Tippy is excited about her change of career and will be enrolling in the MCA formal training program at Wintec early next year.

Born & bred in Raglan, Summer attended Raglan Area School before joining the team last August on work experience. After thoroughly enjoying her placement here and working within the community, she has decided to embark on a career in healthcare. Over the next eight months she will focus on gaining more day-today experience in her role before commencing further studies in health at Wintec.

Odhran moved to Raglan from Ireland in 2012 to be with his then partner, now wife. He joined Raglan Medical in November 2019. following previous roles in the disability sector throughout the Waikato. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his wife and 2 young kids, playing bass guitar, mountain biking and tramping.

Michelle has worked at the clinic for nine years. Originally from Ireland, she’s been living in Raglan for the last sixteen years with her kiwi husband and two teenage kids. Key aspects of her role are to ensure the smooth day to day running of the clinic whilst also managing all the human resources and financial aspects of the business. Michelle is passionate about expanding the range of heath services available to our local whānau.

Dr Michael Loten is the clinic owner and long-term GP at Raglan Medical. He was born and raised in NZ. Mike qualified from the University of Otago in 1990, moving with his family to Raglan in 2007 to enjoy a rural lifestyle. He loves the variety of work that general practice offers and specializes in skin assessments, minor surgery, and travel medicine. Mike has appointments on Monday, Thursday morning and Fridays.

Kristi Daniel, Nurse Lead Kristi started her nursing career in Hood River Oregon, USA working in the operating theatre and then moved to the Waikato about 16 years ago. She worked in the Waikato Hospital Intensive Care Unit before making the move to work at Raglan Medical eight years ago. She specialises in diabetes and chronic disease management and is currently studying to become a Nurse Practitioner.

Dr Renee Beekhuis, originally comes from the Netherlands where she has been working as GP since 2012. She is happy to live in beautiful Raglan with her husband and two children and enjoys contributing to the efforts made by the Raglan Medical team to look after our community’s health & wellbeing. Currently she works Monday to Thursday.

Amy Devlin, Nurse Lead Amy joined the team four years ago having previously spent 10 years in emergency nursing. She loves working in the community where she has lived for eleven years with her husband and two young children. Amy is passionate about community nursing and health promotion and is currently studying to become a Nurse Practitioner.

Travel Consults As more people are starting to travel overseas, we have noticed a greater demand for travel consults, however these need to be booked 4-5 weeks in advance to ensure you have the correct documentation required for travel. This service is charged at $70 per 15-minute consult, please note we do not provide PCR or RAT testing for travel purposes.

Aisha Wiles, Dietitian Aisha moved over from Scotland 3 years ago with her husband and 3 young boys to enjoy the relaxed Raglan lifestyle. She has a background of community dietetics in Scotland and as a Renal Dietitian in Waikato hospital. Currently she works every Friday with appointments being referred inhouse from our clinical team.

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Lucy Kay, Jen Hjern & Sarah Kay, Car Park Assistants These three lovely ladies have been helping to keep patients and team members safe during the latest outbreak of the pandemic by managing the patient flow as they arrive at the clinic.

What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19? Isolate immediately and report the result online through My Covid Record or ring the helpline on 0800 222 478 option 3. We will be notified of your result by the MOH and will contact you to assess your health needs and wellbeing.

What happens if I don’t report my positive result? Even if your symptoms are mild, it’s best to have accurate health records in case you develop long or post COVID symptoms. It may also affect your ability to travel as most countries/airlines require negative PCR or RAT tests before departure. So, if you’ve had COVID-19 and recovered, you may still test positive up three months after infection, so be reporting it accurately means you can obtain a medical record for travel.

It takes a team to take care of your health! Meet the Raglan Medical team:

Dr Susan Burslem is originally from the UK. She has a background in rural hospitals and has spent lots of time working in isolated communities both in NZ and abroad. Susan is passionate about women’s health and currently works Tuesday – Thursday mornings. Susan is mum to three young boys aged five and younger, and lives in Raglan with her husband Chris.

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Dr Tipene Wairepo is from a rural Waikato background with whanau connections to Tokoroa, Tauranga and Raglan. Graduating from the University of Otago in 2007 with aspirations to be an Orthopaedic Surgeon, things changed when he got married and started his own whanau, so his career focus moved to General Practice. He enjoys the great outdoors and finds a natural connection to the Raglan people and landscape. Tipene works on Fridays


Sharon Mullany, Medical Receptionist

Lynny Stevenson, Medical Receptionist

Ann Wright, Receptionist


Millie Steadman, Medical Receptionist

Sue is originally from the Manawatu and has had a varied career including roles as a Driver Instructor, Occupational Therapist, Health Manager and now part of the Admin Team working 3 days a week. She also runs a small accommodation business from her home, enjoys gardening, waka ama and sailing and more recently walking in the great kiwi outdoors.

Sharon joined the team in 2018 after being at Waikato Hospital for many years. In her down time, she enjoys the outdoors and loves the activities that this community has to offer. She feels privileged to work in our special community and looks forward to welcoming you as a patient when attending Raglan Medical.

Lynny moved to Raglan in 1991 and after raising four lovely children, she now gets time to enjoy hanging out with her grandchildren in her downtime. She has been working at the clinic since 2003 and is currently our longest serving member of the team.

Ann joined the Raglan Medical team two years ago after gaining five years’ experience in a similar role in Dinsdale. She has resided in Raglan for many years; some of you may recognise her from her previous roles in Raglan at the Westpac Bank and the Post Office. She is delighted to be working back in our community and enjoys spending quality time with her new grandson when not at work

Millie grew up in Te Mata and joined the team at the start of 2021. She is currently studying Political Science at Victoria University and works remotely for Raglan Medical during term time, and in the practice during the holidays.

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Debbie Klenner, Practice Nurse

Selina Padrutt, Practice Nurse

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Laura Margetts, Practice Nurse

Amber McAlister, Casual Practice Nurse

Fiona McNabb, Clinical Pharmacist Prescriber

Katie came from an operating theatre background before joining the Raglan Medical team in 2016. She is a long time local and lives here in Raglan with her three teenage kids. Katie enjoys working within the community and contributing to making a difference in primary health care. She has a keen interest in women’s health and minor surgery.

Debbie moved to Raglan permanently from Morrinsville at the start of 2020 and initially joined the team to help with COVID-19 testing. She previously worked at Waikato Hospital and has an interest in emergency nursing. Debbie’s first love is the sea so when she’s not working, you will find her fishing, swimming, and canoeing around the harbour.

Selina grew up in Taranaki and moved to Raglan from Hamilton in 2019. She made the change from emergency nursing to practice nursing last year and loves being able to work within the community. Selina is passionate about health promotion and disease prevention. In her spare time, she loves hiking, reading, and trying new things.

Fiona initially joined the team last year to help with covid vaccinations and as demand for services has grown, she has now become a permanent member of the team. Her nursing background has been working with young children and their whānau, and more recently as a triage nurse for Healthline. She lives in Te Mata with her husband, 2 young boys and 4 alpacas. She is passionate about healthcare and wellness being accessible to everyone in the community.

Laura has a background in oncology, renal and emergency nursing. She spent two winters working at the medical centre at Mt Ruapehu before coming to Raglan to join the team and help us get through the COVID-19 pandemic. Laura is passionate about women’s health, sexual health and intimate partner violence prevention. She is about to travel to Mexico, but you may see her again in the near future!

Amber has been part of the team since 2015 and works on a casual basis when not busy in her job as a school-based nurse at Raglan Area & Fraser High School. She lives locally with her young family.

Fiona has been in Raglan since 2006, she originally registered in NZ as a pharmacist and after further study qualified as a prescriber in 2019. She has a special interest in diabetes, high blood pressure, respiratory and heart disease. The focus of Fiona’s appointments is to increase a person’s knowledge about their health conditions, and how the medicines they are prescribed work; she is at the practice on Thursdays with appointments being referred inhouse from our clinical team.


Casual Practice Nurse Vacancy Please email your CV and cover letter to: Virtual Services Sign up to our Manage My Health Patient Portal to view test results, order repeat prescriptions and directly email your health team. Telephone & video consults are a convenient way of managing your health without having to leave your home or take time off work

Comprehensive skin checks -

we offer dedicated skin check consultations; this involves a full body skin examination using a dermatoscope (a polarised magnifying lens). Photos of any suspicious skin lesions are taken and when necessary, these are sent to a dermatologist for further assessment. This appointment takes 30 minutes and costs $140. We also provide minor surgery to remove suspicious lesions - most skin cancer excisions are now fully funded at the practice so there may not be any charges for this service.

For more information on all services please check out our website: Sexual Health Services

For people 24 years and under, any service related to sexual health is free of charge if you are a New Zealand resident Raglan Medical is here to help you with your sexual health, offering a comprehensive, private and confidential service. We work with people of any gender, age, sexual orientation or ethnicity. Services include: •Diagnosis, treatment and counselling for sexually transmitted infections. • Family Planning options - contraception and emergency contraception (to avoid pregnancy). • Issues relating to pregnancy. Feel free to book an appointment with your GP or nurse.

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Waikato District Health Board

Rapid immunisation catch-up campaign


aikato DHB wants to boost immunisation rates ahead of what is predicted to be a tough winter as our borders open with new flu variants and other serious illnesses such as measles and whooping cough circulating. The reduced prevalence of flu and measles during the last two years, and a focus on COVID-19, has contributed to a drop in some other immunisations since 2020. There has been an additional drop for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccinations at 12-months and 15-months. This is largely due to a change in the MMR immunisation schedule which saw the second MMR dose previously administered at 4-years now due at 15-months. This means there is a group of children aged 2-5-years who need to catchup with their second MMR vaccination. In the Waikato district area fully immunised childhood rates have dropped from 87.9% to 80.4% for 8-month-olds, from 88.7% to 77.7% for 24-month-olds, and from 79% to 74% for 5-year-olds. “We need vaccination rates of 95% to reach ‘community immunity’ sometimes known as ‘herd immunity’ to help prevent outbreaks of diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella,” says Dr Felicity Dumble, WDHB Medical Officer of Health. “Disease outbreaks can have serious consequences for families and communities. Those who are not immunised, whether that’s by choice or other circumstances, are worst affected by these outbreaks.” The 2019 measles outbreak infected more than 2,000 people, and 700 had to go to hospital, with Māori and Pacific communities the most affected. Dr Dumble says Māori have also been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, including a significant impact on their vaccination coverage for multiple reasons. “Moving forward we are endeavouring to learn from what components worked well for Māori during the COVID-19 vaccination campaign and incorporate these in our programmes,” says Dr Dumble. The DHB is now expanding what is offered at its COVID-19 community vaccination sites to include free influenza immunisations to those eligible, free MMR immunisations to 3-years and above, and COVID-19 vaccines to 5-years and above. GPs and pharmacies are also providing vaccination services for MMR, influenza and whooping cough. Influenza immunisations are now free to those aged 65 and over, Māori and Pacific people aged 55 and over, adults with health conditions such as asthma and diabetes, children aged 4 years or under who have a history of significant respiratory illness, and pregnant women. Those who do not qualify

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for the funded vaccine are encouraged to buy one through their chosen provider. There is also an ongoing campaign to get teenagers and young adults fully immunised against measles as some have missed one or both recommended doses of MMR vaccine. It’s safe to have MMR vaccinations even if you can’t find out whether you’re up to date. MMR vaccines have been used in New Zealand since 1990, and are free to anyone born after 1969 who is eligible to receive publicly funded health and disability services here. COVID-19 is also expected to be an ongoing concern with overseas experience indicating a second peak is common. The DHB is encouraging all eligible people to get their COVID-19 booster to help protect against the Omicron variant. Teenagers aged 16 or 17 can now get a COVID-19 booster, 6 months after completing their primary course, from any of the multi-vaccination sites. Those who contracted COVID-19 during the latest outbreak will begin to become eligible for their boosters also, following a three month stand-down to recover from the virus. Whooping cough (pertussis) is also a concern with the last outbreak in 2017 seeing as many as 600 cases a month. “Whooping cough is highly contagious, and most severe in babies so keeping to the immunisation schedule of six weeks, three months and five months of age is crucial in controlling outbreaks.” “With the opening up of our borders and the expected return of whooping cough, we are encouraging pregnant women to get vaccinated against it as new-born babies getting the anti-bodies from their mums is really, really important in giving early protection against this severe, potentially deadly disease,” says Dr Dumble. Pregnant women are also able to get free influenza vaccine during pregnancy to protect them and their unborn babies. People who aren’t sure whether they are up-to-date with all their scheduled immunisations can check with their GP or in their Well Child Tamariki Ora My Health Book, says Dr Dumble. “Getting immunised is about being a kaitiaki for your whānau,” says Dr Dumble. “When you get vaccinated you look after your own health and help prevent the spread of disease. These diseases can be really serious for our young pēpi and tamariki, so it’s vitally important we get vaccinated to keep them and future generations safe.” For information on Booster vaccinations visit: For information on Influenza vaccinations visit: Or call Healthline on: 0800 466 863

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Te Wheke

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Soccer update


ootball Season 2022 is well under way in Raglan and everyone at RFC would like to give a HUGE thanks to those that have helped make this happen. With mandates and isolations, the committee and other key RFC members have practiced new degrees of flexibility to make soccer happen for everyone this year. A good stroke of luck was the mandates crumbling, which meant we could all join the same platform. A second stroke of luck was new committee members,

We are going to be enjoying some exciting Friday night games under the lights, the kids love the

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Freddie Brown


such as Annette, joining us and helping as Treasurer. Mums and dads have stepped up for coaching and managing roles, and long-standing committee members have continued to support the club even though they were supposed to be taking time out! Talk about team spirit! A warm embrace to new players of all ages, welcome to the club. Also, a quick note that 7th graders-up play home & away, 9th graders introduce goalies, and when players leave the club they can join the ‘School-Team’. Thanks to all those that continue to help with the shirts, the results, the registration

process, and all those who keep an eye on the kit and the container ensuring everything is tidy and locked up. Every time I have popped my head in so far this season it’s looked great in there – thanks everyone. Looking forward to sharing stories from players, coaches, managers, committee and stealing all of Amy Hanna’s amazing photos to share with you all. This week pictured is new First Kicks coach Jamie sharing joy during a match amongst 4/5year olds who are just starting to understand how the game works. True magic.

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Emily Gaustad Rita Gomez

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First Kicks Crabs Jellyfish Orca

Junior Rugby e are two weeks in to our Raglan Junior Rugby season! A much easier start to the season than the last two years with all the Covid restrictions.


atmosphere and it’s great to free up the weekends for other sports within the family. A massive thank you to all the Managers and Coaches showing up and volunteering your time, we couldn’t do it without ya's! Have a fabulous and fun season RJRC Whanau. Rach Hudson, RJRC President



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6th grade

Loss 45-50

7th grade,

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8th grade


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POD Tommy Rowe TOD Leo Peacocke OPOD Jesse Peacocke

10th grade

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POD Oscar Rowe TOD Keith bird OPOD Jackson Munns

11th grade

Loss 40- 35 POD Luca Stuckey TOD Nelson Wright OPOD Cassidy Furniss

12th grade

Won by default






6th grade

Win 40-30

7th grade,

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POD Ernest Gordon ROD Levi Goodwin OPOD Phoenix Rata

8th grade

Loss 25-55

POD - Joshua Icke TOD Sebastian CarterOPP - Louenn Arnaud

9th grade

Win 85 -20

POD - Myla Wilson TOD - Cade Skerman OPOD- Henry Fagan

10th grade

POD Harry Jackson TOD Kylem Draw 30-30 Callaghan OPOD Jackson Munns

11th grade

Win 45-27

POD Izayah Woolston-Wereta TOD Baylin Bell OPOD Cassidy Furniss

12th grade

Loss 40-27

POD Ryley Shaw TOD Blake Pemberton OPOD Ryder Langlands


POD Kalani Robinson ROD Jackson WoodOPOD Koby Smith

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Raglan Museum: Where is Green street?

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o, we haven’t got the wrong town! The first part of Wainui Road was originally known as Green Street. This ran from Bow Street along to the creek adjacent to Stewart Street, and incorporated a short and wide area, known as ‘The Green’.

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There were no buildings between the Town Hall and the ‘Green’ and the area was the venue for annual shows and sports meetings (there were even some tennis courts there!). It was also a convenient market place, with local Māori coming over from Kopua to sell vegetables, fruit and fish. LOCATION OF DEFIBRILLATORS IN RAGLAN Defibrillators can save lives in the event of an accident or medical emergency. Here is where they are located in Raglan. 24 HOURS: St John Raglan (11 Wainui Road) Raglan Club (22 Bow Street)

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So it seems that this street was so named because of the purpose it served as a gathering place (although not as picturesque as the similarly named areas in the quaint English villages that the settlers would have been familiar with). Or perhaps it was named after Mr F.W Green, who was the first owner and Editor of the Raglan County Chronicle (from 1903, for 10 years)? He certainly deserved some accolades for starting a good paper that fulfilled the community’s needs for communication in the days of no radio or telephones. Having a road named after him would have been a fitting memorial to his initiative!

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he Raglan Community Board met Thursday this week to identify priority projects between now and the end of the term to plan for their final 90 days before the local elections kick off in July 2022.

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KEEP PILLAR BOXES CLEAR OF GARDENS AND TREES Make sure they are visible at all times to avoid damage

Raglan Ward Councillor Lisa Thomson says that long-term projects like the wharf upgrade will continue on as planned but the board doesn’t have much time left in the term to start anything new. “It's really tying up loose ends and getting things done as much as we can because I'm unsure who will be standing again from the community boards.” With nominations opening up in July for local government positions, come October this year, the Whāingaroa community could have new members sitting on the community board. Lisa has declared her interest in standing for a third term as Raglan Ward Councillor and adds that, “I hope a number of them [current members] stand again for that continuity and there's still lots of work to be done. Three years isn't enough time, particularly with those projects that we've got underway currently.” While she expects the majority of the current members to stand again, Lisa could not confirm. Manu Bay Breakwater With a number of stakeholders having interest in the breakwater

issue, a meeting has been set up by Tim Clarke for late May to discuss the ongoing issues. This hui will be the first in-person meeting following months of delays due to the pandemic. The old Manu Bay breakwater was replaced in 2015 when the end section of the previous structure started to fail in late 2014. Since the replacement breakwater has been in place there have been a number of safety issues affecting users of the boat ramp. The breakwater exists to prevent water and rocks from going over the structure where boats and jetskis are launching on the other side; however, the current design doesn’t prevent these issues from occurring and these problems have been a source of concern since 2015. Discretionary Fund Lisa encourages members of the community to apply to the discretionary fund if they have an idea for a project that would benefit the wider Whāingaroa community. The fund exists for the community and, due to a recent review, the Community Board members have more discretion around who they award the funds to. A great example of a community project is ‘My Mental Health Toolbox’ by local Ruby Gibbs. She received funding to print a booklet featuring tools for mental health which is distributed free through businesses in town.

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what’s on XTREME ZERO WASTE SITE TOUR FRIDAY 2 MAY 10-11.30AM This is a free event but numbers are limited and all attendees are required to preregister. Please email: envirocentre@ WED 1 JUN R A G L A N RAMBLERS 9am from James St near Wallis St - Karioi - bring lunch WED 8 JUN R A G L A N RAMBLERS 9am from James St near Wallis St - Zoo wetland & arboretum - bring lunch 5 Stewart St, Raglan

WHAT'S ON EVENTS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF KEY TEAM MEMBERS: CHECK OUR WEBSITE TO CONFIRM RAGLAN FILM FESTIVAL 2022 Film nominations open until 2pm Monday 4 July. Enter online https://www.raglanartscentre. EXHIBITION – TILL FRIDAY 27 MAY “Everything Changes! A Year of Landscapes from around Whaingaroa Harbour” – Shifra Gassner. Weekly until 27 May, Open Sunday to Friday 10am-2pm. (Closed Saturdays). RAGLAN CREATIVE MARKET – SUNDAY 12 JUNE 10am – 2pm at the Old School Arts Centre on Stewart St. For more info NOURISH HAND-BUILDING FOR ADULTS 4-week programme with Lindy Moir | Wed 8 June – 29 June | 9 | $120 RCAC+Clay members $140 RCAC members $160 nonmembers | Membership, coffee/tea and gf treat, 3kg clay + bisque firing included, glaze firing extra | Bookings essential www. POTTERY WHEEL WEEKEND WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS 2 sessions for beginners with Robyn Marsters | Sat 11 June 12 – 4, Sun 12 June 12-3 | $190 | All materials included | Bookings essential REGULAR EVENTS Raglan Filmmakers’ Club Monthly on 1st Tues MaySept, 6-7pm Ragtimers Ukulele Group Weekly on Wed, 4pm Clay Shed Members’ Night Weekly on Wed, 5-7pm Karioi Quilters Monthly on 2nd Thurs 10.30am Raglan Art Group Monthly on 1st Fri, 10am Backgammon Club Monthly on last Fri, 6pm



subject to availability of key team check website to confirm Masks are required on arrival for all movie sessions Door sales 30min prior

Contact 825 0023 | |

Autumn is here ... THE RAGLAN LIGHT EXERCISE GROUP Sessions Monday & Thursday. 10am to 11am. St Peters Hall. Everybody is most welcome to attend.

Services Offered

Public Notices

FLUE CLEANING AND SAFETY INSPECTIONS $125. Also repairs and installations Phone Mark on 021457342 or 07 8298103.

R A G L A N COMMUNITY PATROL AGM. 3p.m. @ Raglan Community House downstairs meeting room. Sunday 19th June 2022 MEETING FOR C U R R E N T SUCCEEDED OWNERS AND Trustees of Whaanga block 1C2B2 Whaingaroa. Saturday 12pm 18 June at the Raglan Golf club.

For Sale

F I R E W O O D DRY, DELIVERED Trailerload: Pine $195 / Mac $200/ Blackwood $210/ Gum $215 Phe 021 0771524 Tutoring

PIANO LESSONS Adult Beginner Children -all ages, anyone interested. Term 2 ATCL Lomndon. ph: 07 825 7427.


Dog Registration Fees & Charges The following dog registration fees and charges have been adopted by the Waikato District Council and become due and payable on 1 June 2022. DOG REGISTRATION FEE FOR ALL DOGS (INCLUDING GST) General dog owner Dangerous dog Disability Assist Dogs (Special criteria apply)

$ 109.00 193.50 No charge

REBATES IF PAID BY 20 JULY 2022 (Rebates granted to owners classified by Council as at 30 April 2022) Dog Policy Rebates General dog owner Approved owner Selected owner Farm owner Neutered dogs


Discounted Rate (Paid by 20 July 2022)

Full Rate (paid on or after 20 July 2022)

$ 109.00 84.00 54.00 54.00 *Special conditions apply

$ 129.00 104.00 74.00 74.00

*If neutered in the previous year, the normal classification fee will be rebated.

Any unwanted Car, Ute, Van or 4WD. Any condition. Cash paid, free pick up. Phone/Txt Kevin on 027 299 6165



Impounding - First Second Third or subsequent impounding Seizure (additional to impounding fee) Sustenance (per day)

80.00 130.00 160.00 100.00 22.00

NOTE: Any fees incurred in the seizure, custody, sustenance and transport of a dog are required to be paid before its release from impoundment.

Public Notices

Dog Collars - Large Medium Small Replacement tags Application for classification under Selected and Farm Owner Policy Application for permit to keep more than two dogs Disposal/surrender fee Implanting of Microchips

R A G L A N BOWLING CLUB AGM. 11 am – 19 June 2022. At Raglan Bowing Club, James Street. All members welcome The AGM will be followed by shared lunch and Prize-Giving S Kingi - Secretary

18.00 14.00 10.00 6.00 20.00 65.00 50.00 25.00

NOTE: No reduction will be allowed on registration fees for any dog that is registered on or after 20 July 2022, apart from part year registration as per sections 38 and 39 of the Dog Control Act 1996. This notice is given under Sections 37 and 68 of the Dog Control Act 1996.

Consultation on General Policies Reserve Management Plan

WINDOW CLEANER WANTED Looking for a commercial window cleaner to access the upstairs Chronicle office windows. Contact Jacqui 021428808

Waikato District Council is seeking feedback on our General Policies Reserve Management Plan. This document outlines Council’s management policies for all reserves within the district. As a first step in reviewing the plan, Council is asking for public feedback on requested changes to our current plan. For further details please visit or for a hard copy submission form visit any Council office or library.

Have your say by 17 June 2022 Feedback opens 18 May 2022 and closes on 17 June 2022. Make a submission: Online at Email to Post to Waikato District Council, Atten: Reserves Planning Team, Private Bag 544, Ngaruawahia 3742 Drop off to any Waikato District Council Office or library. For further information, please contact us on 0800 492 452 or email

Temporary Road Closure - Ruapuke Road

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Low Cost Counselling Free Budget Service Drop-in Lounge OpShop Rooms for Hire Justice of the Peace Alcohol & Drug Services Youth Programs Information Technology Support

Notice is hereby given that Waikato District Council will temporarily close Ruapuke Road to enable Hamilton Car Club to hold a tarmac rally on Sunday 29 May 2022. The temporary closure will be between the intersection with Te Mata Road and Waimaunga Road from 8.30am to 4pm. A detour, following Waimaunga, Te Hutewai and Te Mata Roads will be in place during the closure. For the period of closure, the road will be manned at intersections by clearly identifiable marshals equipped with radio communication and access will be provided in the event of an emergency.

Please contact us for more information Ph: 825 8142

G J Ion Chief Executive


SUN 29 MAY BUILD AN AROHA STAND Learn more about Aroha Stands and how to build one for your neighbourhood. Raglan Community House from 2-4.30pm Register with Tania at food@ R A G L A N PLUNKET COFFEE GROUP Every Second Monday during term time 10am - 12 noon at the Raglan Community House. Meet other parents with babies and young children you do not need to be registered with Plunket to attend.

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121 Maungatawhiri Road, Raglan Just The BEST Views Over Raglan! Price

Auction 18.06.22 at 1pm


Kyle Leuthart - 021 903 309



SAT at 1-1:45pm 3J7HFG

Welcome to 121 Maungatawhiri Road. This is one of Raglan’s most sought after lifestyle locations that has just the BEST views over the harbour, Karioi mountain, Raglan township, out to ocean on the horizon and the rolling waves of the bar. There is a convenient second road access entry via Somerset Lane through a tree lined entranceway leading to the home and the appealing flat lawns and established gardens which have been so lovingly planted. The comfortable and rustic single storey 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom plus office home on 2.5 acres has magnificent views from every window so wherever you are the awe-inspiring outdoors welcomes you. The conservatory is such a calming place to sit and watch the birds and flowers in the gardens as well as more harbour views out to Okete Bay. Next to the home sits a carport and separate modern double garage and an attached 2 bay shed for all the storage needed for your tools and toys. With the huge ridgetop vistas and established trees and plantings providing privacy, this property seems like it’s miles away from anywhere, but it’s located only 5 minutes drive to the bustling cafes, beaches and amenities of Raglan’s seaside township.




112c Newton Road, Te Mata

32 Greenslade Road, Raglan

Amazing Views and So Much On Offer Located at the end of a private country road, this very tidy property enjoys views out to the Aotea & Kawhia harbours, Taharoa Peninsula and the Tasman sea. The main 200m2+ 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom contemporary home is very well appointed and is set on almost 5 acres with several paddocks for easy grazing. Space for the boat or motorhome with a modern 6X9m 2 bay workshop. A real bonus is the large off-grid rustic barn, currently a 2nd home for family but could produce holiday rental income alongside the popular ‘Shepherds Hut’ Airbnb unit.

As Rare as Hen’s Teeth This is an extremely rare lifestyle section situated in a great location within a very short drive to Raglan township. The 1.5 acre site is predominantly a back drop of mature manuka with a flat building platform to construct your dream bach or permanent home. NO building covenants allows you to build ‘outside the square’ or just park up a caravan or tiny home. Many happy campers have done that as it was an NZMCA Park providing a small income. An easement allows walking access to the beach located below. Electricity is nearby for easy connection or you can go off the grid and harness nature on this appealing site.

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$1,450,000 Kyle Leuthart - 021 903 309 SAT at 2-2:30pm


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Auction 04.06.22 at 1pm Kyle Leuthart - 021 903 309


25 Store Road, Whatawhata

10a Nau Mai Road, Raglan

Fantastic Home and Income Opportunity Finding a property with the ability to work from home is a challenge but the do exist... The 3 bedroom character bungalow is in good order and nicely presented with a flat lawn and private setting. The steel frame shed/workshop is 192m2 with a good stud height, concrete floor, 3 phase power and bonus mezzanine area. Close nearby is the popular Village Cafe, The Backyard Hotel, Gas Service Station, Magnolia Tree Childcare, Whatawhata Primary School and Te Kowhai Golf Course is just across the road. All this only 5 minutes drive to Hamilton City boundary.

Raglan Industrial Opportunity Large sheds in the Raglan’s Nau Mai Business & Industrial Park rarely come to the market and this is an opportunity not to be missed. Very recently constructed 360m2 steel framed shed designed and built by TotalSpan. The shed has been partitioned into a 180m2 space with two doors and further two 90m2 spaces each with one door which gives options for your own business, several tenants or a mixture of both. A bonus is the 2 bedroom dwelling onsite which could house an owner operator, caretaker or employee. The project is nearing completion and will be sold with Final Code of Compliance. Call Kyle for an appointment to view.

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By Negotiation Kyle Leuthart - 021 903 309 SAT & SUN at 10-10:45am

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Tender 01.06.22 at 1pm Kyle Leuthart - 021 903 309

Greig Metcalfe

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Kyle Leuthart

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Matt Sweetman

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Vanessa Keith

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

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