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9th June 2022


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A Message From the Raglan Police amid spate of local crime


ettled by Māori over 800 years ago, Raglan was originally known as Whangaroa Village (later changed to Whaingaroa, to distinguish it from an area up North). It was also known as Putoetoe due to the abundance of Toetoe – a large feathered grass-like plant.

C.W Ligar purchased land on behalf of the British Government, from Chief Wiremu Neera (Te Awa-i-taia) of Ngāti Mahanga-Hourua, on 07-825 0027 the 22 March 1851. This was one of the early Government land purchases in New Zealand and Open 7 days a week covered an area from the harbour to Te Mata. Fish from 10am 'til n’ 7pmChips In 1855, the British renamed Whaingaroa as 92 Wallis St - The Bookings Wharf Group Raglan, after FitzRoy James Henry Somerset, 07-825 7544 Inside/Outside Seating 1st Baron Raglan, a British Army Officer. In 92 Wallis St - 07 825 7544 his earlier days, he received numerous awards for his distinguished service in the Napoleonic Open from Open for Dinner wars. He did less well in Crimea, when poor Thursday to Tuesday Fri & Sat 9am - 11pm communications led to the disastrous Charge of from 5:30pm 021 198 7983 the Light Brigade and the Battle of Balaclava, 248 Wainui Rd | 07 825 8233 Breakfast/Lunch 7 Days resulting in many British casualties. Open 7 Days a Week From 9am Despite success at the Battle of Inkerman, a Open Morning Noon and Night poorly coordinated allied assault on Sevastopol Treat yourself and call in June 1855 was a complete failure. Raglan died Open 07 825 00107 Days 43 Rose St later that month from dysentery and depression. From 9:30AM Mon-Fri 07 825 0010 and 9AM Sat and Sun An inglorious end to an illustrious military Waterfront dining career. Possibly those British in the far-flung 43 Rose St indoor Open 7 and Daysoutdoor seating HARBOUR VIEW colonies preferred to focus on his early career, 07 825 0010 Restaurant | Live Music | Bar HOTEL Raglan rather than his sad demise, and so ensured his 07 825 8010 name lived on in posterity, albeit it very far from 14 Bow Street home! Open7 Days 7.30am - 9pm


ver the last two weeks in the Raglan area there have been seven family harm incidents, five burglaries, 13 other dishonesty crimes, two wilful damage and six traffic related incidences. We urge people to report any offences and criminal activities. If it’s already happened, please call 105 or report online If it’s happening now, please call 111. There has been a high number of unlawful takings of motor vehicles. We ask that people are vigilant with securing them. 1. Lock your doors. 2. Remove your keys from the vehicle. 3. Do not leave a spare key near your vehicle. 4. Close the windows. 5. Park in well-lit areas. 6. Install an audible alarm system and anti-theft device. 7. Install a vehicle immobilizer system. 8. Install a tracking system. Winter has set in and brings fog, wet roads, sometimes black ice if temperatures are zero or below. Please remember to drive to conditions. The sun is lower in the winter and can cause loss of vision on the road, so please be mindful. Also reminding you to change ownership of any vehicles purchased or sold. The same goes for change of ownership of firearms. For those of you that are keen on keeping Raglan Community safe and have time to volunteer, please get in touch with Community Patrol. This is our community, and we would like everyone to be safe and feel safe. Look after each other and be kind. From Linda, Raewyn and Andrew at Raglan Police.


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Keeping Raglan safe a priority for Community Patrol by Janine Jackson

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hey are an unlikely crew of crime-busters, but the Raglan Community Patrol are on a mission to keep Whāingaroa safe. The patrollers have a lot in common; most are retired or semi-retired, they are all community-minded and they love the town they live in. “What our members really want is to feel safe in the place they live, for their family to feel safe and for the people around them to feel safe,” long-time patroller Peter Hurst says. Peter and his wife Narina have been with the patrol for over 13 years. They started back when the crew was called the Night Owls. Like nearly every volunteer organisation in New Zealand, the Raglan Community Patrol is mostly made up of seniors who have a bit of time on their hands. And like many non-profit organisations, they would love to have younger members of the community join the team. As patroller Dayle Merson points out, the more members they have the more patrols they can do. “It would be great if we could do two patrols a day.” Having a presence is key to reducing crime in a small town like Raglan where

the local police aren’t able to provide 24hour coverage. The Raglan Community Patrol car gives the impression of being a police vehicle, and while it’s not, they work closely alongside the local police. They are affiliated with the Community Patrols of New Zealand, a nationwide organisation promoted by the Police and the Government. Having the vehicle out in the community as much as possible not only acts as a deterrent but they are also able to provide valuable information to the police. The vehicle is relatively new, with only 3000km on the clock, and it’s kitted out with dashcams and a police radio. The dashcams were Dayle’s idea, he had seen them effectively used for a family member’s business. “We aren’t allowed to look at what’s on the cards (dashcam memory cards) because it could be seen as contaminating the evidence but we hand them over to the police and they can use it as evidence.” It’s a far cry from when the Night Owls first started in Raglan in the 1980s and the members set off on patrol in their own cars, mobile phones were a rarity and dashcams were yet to be invented. Terry Ryan is in charge of funding and sponsorship for the patrol, and says they receive funding from Trust Waikato, WEL

Energy Trust and Community Organisation Grants Scheme for operational costs such as the patrol’s dedicated mobile phone and petrol. “We are also very grateful for donations we receive from local businesses from time to time as well.” They also receive support for vehicle maintenance from Direct Tech and signage for the new car by Raglan Signs. As the ‘eyes and ears’ of the local police, the Raglan Community Patrol are keen to help keep the community safe and lessen the workload of the police. There’s always a team of two in the car so having a driver’s licence is not a requirement as the observer plays just as important a role. Applicants are vetted by the police and complete a period of training (usually three months) with senior patrollers. The most important prerequisite for being a patroller is having a heart for the community. To be part of a crime-busting team dedicated to keeping Raglan crimefree contact Peter on 07 825 8473, or head to the Raglan Community Patrol AGM on Sunday 19 June, 3pm at the Raglan Community House basement meeting room.


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he Queen's Birthday and Platinum Jubilee Honours List was released on Monday with two Whāingaroa wāhine appointed to be Officers of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM). Ms Bub (Hera) White, of Raglan was appointed for services to Māori and tertiary education. The Chronicle caught up with Hera after the weekend to hear about how she was feeling after hearing of the appointment. “While initially reluctant to accept the ONZM award, the approval and support I’ve received since the announcement has been heart-warming. This award is a tribute to the many people that cared, supported and shared with me the same values and beliefs,” “A great Waikato female leader, Te Puea, instructed her people, ‘mahia te mahi hei painga mō te iwi’. In other words ‘do the best you can to lift the lives of the people’. These words have been my guide in service of young and older Māori accessing and achieving their goals in the area of tertiary vocational education.” Said Hera. Also on the honours list is Mrs Tangihaere Gloria Harihari-Hughes, of Rotorua, appointed for services to Māori and youth. Born in Kawhia, Tangihaere was raised in Makomako before moving to Raglan where she

began and ended her education, attending primary school at the Old School on Stewart St. “Raglan is where my whānau reside and it will always be home for my children, grandchildren and myself.” “My introduction to gaining the OMNZ, in services began in Raglan with some very prestigious Māori leaders at the time. Their teachings have remained with me over the years in services to Māori and the community; having a public service background has always been an advantage in working with local and central government.” “As the National President of NZ Māori Wardens, l worked closely with my uncle John Bishop, who was the chairman of the Raglan Māori Wardens at that time. It was always a pleasure to assist and support his initiatives and concerns with the organisational structure and resources to support his efforts to implement peace keeping and event services in Raglan.” Said Tangihaere. Having been informed by email on behalf of Her Excellency the Governor - General, Hon Dame Cindy Kiro back in April, Tangihaere describes her response to the news as, “Unbelievable in the first instance, shocked until the reality set in, humility and humbleness was forefront of my emotions.” You can read the full acknowledgements below.

HARIHARI-HUGHES, Mrs Tangihaere Gloria For services to Māori and youth Mrs Tangihaere Harihari-Hughes was President of the New Zealand Māori Wardens Association from 2006 to 2011, having joined the National Executive membership in 2005. Mrs Harihari-Hughes organised and led a team of 30 Māori Wardens from around the Motu to travel to assist following the 2010 Christchurch earthquake, later organising two further teams to rotate in and continue this support. She is currently Regional Manager for Māori Wardens Districts of Tauranga Moana, Waiariki. She has been a Lay Advocate for the Rotorua Youth Court since 2018. As a Lay Advocate, she has arranged for youth

undertaking community service hours to assist the Māori Wardens with community needs. For 11 years she has organised a Māori Wardens team to assist at the annual Secondary School Waka Ama Competition. In 2008 she helped establish a Māori Wardens branch in Brisbane, Australia. She has been a member of the Bay of Plenty and Rotorua Police Advisory Board since 2010 and a nominated person for Rotorua Police interviews with youth since 2019. She was involved with the Te Arawa land claim via Te Pumautanga O Te Arawa from 2000 to 2009 and chaired the Ngāti Rongomai Iwi Trust land claim in the same period. Mrs HarihariHughes was Regional Manager of Waiariki Māori Women’s Welfare League from 2000 to 2004.

WHITE, Ms Bub (Hera) For services to Māori and tertiary education Ms Hera White worked to improve the success of Māori learners in tertiary education from 1985 until retiring from Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) in 2021. Ms White was Head of School of Māori Studies from 1990 to 2003. She became Pouarāhi (Executive Director) Māori in 2003, holding this role until retirement. She was a pioneer of senior executive Māori positions in the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITP) sector. She is recognised as a key mentor and rangatira of Te Tira Manukura, an organisation of ITP Māori senior executives established in 2011 to provide support and share knowledge. She led the development of a Treaty

of Waitangi framework to lead Wintec’s strategic direction and oversaw the establishment of the Māori Achievement Unit. She contributed to the design of Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa Marae on Wintec’s Hamilton City campus, which opened in 2012. She oversaw introduction of the matauranga Māori alternative to the traditional graduation ceremony. She helped establish scholarships for Māori health students and developing leadership skills for Māori staff. She negotiated a partnership between Waikato-Tainui and Wintec in 2016 to drive a new programme to increase te reo Māori fluency. Outside of education, Ms White was a Board member of Habitat for Humanity Central Region from 2006 to 2020.

New Zealand Junior Surfing Team End World Championships in Thirteenth From Surfing New Zealand


he New Zealand Junior Surfing Team has finished the 2022 World Junior Championships in El Salvador in thirteenth place overall after the final day of the event was completed on Monday 6 June. Hawaii took out top honours with Australia in second, USA in third and France in fourth. Mount Maunganui surfer Tao Mouldey was the highest ranked Kiwi surfer finishing seventeenth in the Under 16 Boys Division on the penultimate day of the event which was contested in solid 1.5m waves and moderate cross-shore winds. In his first of up to four heats for the day, Mouldey was looking sharp early after surfing to the highest single wave score of 7.25 in the heat thanks to two big backhand turns on the El Sunzal podium – a shifty righthand point break. Mouldey held second position for the majority of the 20-minute heat as he hunted down a wave to improve on his backup score of 2.5. However, he couldn't find that wave in the final minutes. His Australian opponent Eden Hassan took a narrow win with the American surfer Cannon Carr sneaking a last scoring ride to advance. Requiring a 4.35, the American surfed to a 4.65 on the final hooter to bump Mouldey into third place and elimination. Joining Mouldey in the Under 16 Boys Division were Spencer Rowson (Tara) and Jack Tyro (Chch) who both finished the event in 33rd equal. The Under 16 Boys Division was won by Australian Willis Droomer. Leia Millar (Piha) was the top placing Kiwi female finishing 22nd in the Under 16 Girls Division. Millar was joined by Pia Rogers (WGM) and Skylar McFetridge (Tara) who both finished 37th. Canadian surfer

Erin Brooks won the division helping Canada to ninth overall. Finn Vette (Gis) and Kora Cooper (Rag) finished the event in 33rd equal as the top ranked boys in the Under 18 Division with Kalani Louis (Tara) finishing in 81st. The Hawaiian Team made it a one-two in the division with Luke Swanson winning and Shion Crawford finishing in second. Ava Henderson (Chch) and Liv Haysom (Piha) finished 49th in the Under 18 Girls Division with Natasha Gouldsbury (Tara) finishing in 61st. The Hawaiian’s claimed their second title of the event with Eweleilua Wong taking the title. Kora Cooper was close in his last heat of the competition but a slow start had him on the back foot from the outset. “The other competitors in my heat got waves straight away and I had to wait about six minutes for my first one. I fell on the last turn then didn’t find a wave right until the end which wasn’t the score, the heat was close however, and I can learn from my mistakes for the next one,” said Cooper. Both Cooper and Vette had spent much of the event competing at the La Bocana podium and the change to the El Sunzal podium had implications. “The two venues are totally different. From a punchy left to a point with a slow right made it hard to transition,” said Cooper. “However, there were some that peeled around the point nicely and those were the waves to have high potential scores on. Unfortunately. I couldn’t find one of those gems” added Cooper. “The support the team gives out is amazing. From getting up early to watch teammates heats, the team chant before and after our heats, and cheering from the beach, really motivates all of us to paddle hard, not give up and keep fighting. Also talking to Khan and Matt (coaches) before heats always puts us in a good mindset and hopefully this works for Tao,” said Cooper after his heat.

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From Waka Kotahi


e have probably all seen the news coverage of ram raids and burglaries carried out on businesses recently. It is not something that is just happening in larger centres – we are now seeing it in Raglan. Our local police recently ended up having to guard a Raglan store front for three hours until the morning shift arrived because the only key holder contact on file was overseas.

For the first funding round, Waka Kotahi have presented three challenges (see image above). The funding available for round one of Hoe ki angitū is $3.5 million.


hāingaroa has its fair share of transport issues whether it's road safety or access to low emission transport options, and now there is an opportunity for an innovative thinker or organisation to come up with a solution to the country's transport problems. Waka Kotahi has launched a new innovation fund, Hoe ki angitū, and wants to hear from innovators with solutions to some of the problems facing transport in New Zealand. Hoe ki angitū, a $15 million innovation fund, will support and accelerate innovative projects in the transport sector. Waka Kotahi National Manager Multimodal and Innovation Deb Hume says the focus of the fund is on encouraging collaboration with the private sector and removing unnecessary barriers, to accelerate solutions. “We want to engage actively with the private sector and encourage contributions from a broad range of people - community-based organizations, iwi, rural communities, domestic and international companies, start-ups and innovators from all sectors. “We know that there is some great work and thinking going on in the private sector to address some of the major transport challenges we face - such as reducing emissions, encouraging mode shift, improving accessible and equitable transport options, decarbonising freight, and improving road safety outcomes. “These challenges need to be urgently addressed to deliver a better-connected, cleaner, and safer transport system that keeps New Zealand moving. Working together we have an opportunity to amplify efforts and really achieve meaningful outcomes. Hoe ki angitū will enable us to support those passionate about solving these problems. For successful applicants, support

might be financial - or it might be in other ways including support to navigate the transportation regulatory system, access to data or capabilities or the creation of strategic partnerships. Each project will have a unique set of needs to help it advance.” Hoe ki angitū is challenge-based, and seeks solutions with the potential to deliver real impact for the land transport system. The fund will launch with three specific challenges - with others added in future rounds. With an allocated $15million over two years, the fund will partner with and support innovators of all types and at various stages of the innovation cycle. “Despite there being many challenges to address, transport is one of the most exciting spaces to work in right now. There are many opportunities for innovators to meaningfully contribute to problem solving. We’re looking forward to hearing from New Zealanders about what they are working on or thinking about and how we can help,” says Ms Hume. To be considered for funding, innovators will need to demonstrate how their project aligns with at least one of the transport outcomes as outlined in the Government Policy Statement on land transport, as well as address the specific problem presented in the challenge. Innovators from the private sector including iwi, start-ups, domestic and international companies, research institutions, community and university groups are invited to apply. It is expected that innovations submitted will be at various stages of development - from idea and testing through to implementation or growth. Applications for Hoe ki angitū open June 7th. The last day for applying is 4 July 2022. Further information on the fund is available here.: innovations/innovation-fund/

While this is an incredible and much appreciated effort from our officers, it is not the best use of their time. Please contact the Raglan Police office and update your emergency contacts now. This will help them solve any after hours issues more efficiently and help you in keeping your business safe. Email andrew.murphy@police.govt. nz with Subject Line ‘Key Holder Contact Update’. Damage and losses to your premises caused by burglary or theft can leave you feeling vulnerable and suffering a huge financial burden. Your business is your livelihood and therefore ensuring your premises are protected can save you time and money in the long run. Have a look at these tips to keep your business safe: 1. Keep your staff vigilant of any suspicious behaviour – Encourage your staff to discuss their concerns regarding the security of your premises and explain the importance of keeping an eye out for any suspicious behaviour of people or vehicles in and around your premises. 2. Build yourself a safer community – Reach out to your local crime prevention officers and neighbours. They may know of any previous criminal activities that have occurred in the area so you can take steps to maximise security for your premises. Getting to know your neighbours can ensure a safer community for all. 3. Real time notification of potential intrusion – Investing in remote monitoring means you know what’s happening to your business even when you’re not there. Once an intruder is detected, the Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) will contact and notify your nominated key holder or the appropriate emergency service. 4. Double-check Basic Business Protocols – Make sure authorised

employees know how to use your business security systems, and are aware of the proper protocol for arming and disarming. Failure to arm or properly use your security systems can leave your business vulnerable. 5. Keep Cash And Valuables In A Secure Location – If your business keeps cash on hand overnight, or has high-value inventory of any kind, make sure these assets are securely stored. Small items can be placed in a commercial-grade safe bolted in place. For high-value inventory items, consider added layers of protection with additional access control partitions and locked doors. 6. Protect Your Premises With A Monitored Security System – Installing a security system is one of the best things you can do to protect your business. Making sure your business is monitored 24 hours a day is essential in achieving the highest level of protection. A monitored system increases your chances to interrupt and apprehend perpetrators. 7. Be Smart With Video Surveillance – Cameras do not need to be expensive these days, with wireless systems that can alert you of untoward movement. Make sure your video surveillance system adequately covers every part of your facility. Pay particular attention to entrances and exits as well as other sensitive areas of your organization. Make sure you put signage up as a deterrent. 8. Upgrade your first line of defence – The installation or upgrading of the security gates, bollards or fencing around your premises acts as a significant deterrent against intruders – and may even lower your annual insurance bill. 9. Maintain A Closed-Door Policy – Back doors and gates left open or unattended can be an invitation for potential criminals. Open doors could also allow would-be burglars to identify viable targets inside your facility, and analyse your layout. Have a closed-door policy in place, especially for unattended areas in high traffic locations. 10. Check And Lock All Doors And Windows – Burglars look for easy access. An unlocked door or window can be all it takes to set their criminal activities in motion. Make sure all doors and windows are secure and protected. Consider adding intrusion detection sensors in addition to locks. Lisa James, Vice-Chair, Raglan Business Chamber Board

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so they can keep doing what they love Get prepared Make sure you are registered with a GP, Māori or Pacific health provider, and check your prescriptions are up-to-date and still working for you. If you have asthma, speak to your GP, Māori or Pacific health provider to make sure you have an asthma plan.

Get protected Getting immunised is the best way to protect yourself and your whānau from serious illnesses like COVID-19, flu, measles and whooping cough. Every year we get new flu variants so we need a new flu vaccine. Visit a mobile vaccination clinic, your GP, local pharmacy, Māori or Pacific health provider to get your immunisations up-to-date.

Get connected Winter can be an isolating time for many of us. It’s important to keep reaching out or checking in with friends and loved ones. Kōrero with whānau and check their immunisations are up to date. Visit your GP before you get too sick or phone Healthline on 0800 611 116 for FREE 24-hour health advice. For mental health support FREE call 0800 50 50 50 or txt 1737 anytime.

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Top tips to stay well this winter ✓ Eat well / Kai te kai tika ✓ Stay hydrated – inside and out

Kia tineia a roto me waho ✓ Keep active / Kia kaha tonu

✓ Wash and dry your hands often

Me auau te horoia me te whakamaroketia ō ringaringa ✓ Allow your body to get good rest / Tukua to tinana kia okioki tika ✓ Stay home if you are sick

E noho ki te kāinga mēnā kei te māuiui koe ✓ Dress for the weather / Kakahua mo te huarere ✓ Keep your home warm / Kia mahana tō kāinga ✓ Check-in with friends and loved ones

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n this week’s catch up with Raglan Ward Councillor Lisa Thomson, she discusses Raglan Area School’s temporary closure, an update on the Manu Bay Breakwall and Freshwater Hui as well as some comments on the recent spate of crime in Whāingaroa. RAGLAN AREA SCHOOL CLOSED UNTIL FRIDAY 10 JUNE The number of COVID-19 cases have been rising again in the Waikato and Raglan Area School has made the decision to close the school until Friday 10 June. With a number of teaching staff isolating, and relief staff unavailable as well, the school leadership decided it was best to close the school until some of the teaching staff can return. MANU BAY BREAKWALL A stakeholder hui for the Manu Bay Breakwall was held at the Town Hall Supper Room earlier last week. The upgraded Manu Bay breakwall was finished in 2016 and has since been causing a number of issues for those that use the boat ramp. Stakeholders met for the first time since 2018 to address the issues and coordinate a path forward. Stakeholders in attendance included the Raglan Sports Fishing Club, mana whenua, Point Boardriders, local residents, Waikato District Council staff as well as Deputy Mayor Aksel Bech and Lisa, Dennis and Gabrielle from the Raglan Community Board. The main issues with the current breakwall are that sea water goes over the top of the wall, even in modest swell, and that rocks from the other side of the wall also move over the wall creating a safety issue for those that access the boat ramp. There are a number of different positions that need to be considered and experts and specialists have been tasked with investigating the scope and options that could be feasible for the site. Another hui is expected to be held in October once the specialists have completed the work. WAIKATO REGIONAL COUNCIL FRESHWATER HUI On Friday 20 May, Waikato Regional Council held a one-day water workshop in Whāingaroa to collect feedback and perspectives ahead of their Freshwater Policy Review and development of a new regional plan which will be notified for public submission in 2024. The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 requires all freshwater planning documents to give effect to Te Mana o te Wai, a concept that refers to the vital importance of water by prioritising its health and wellbeing. Te Mana o te Wai sets out a hierarchy of obligation that places the health and wellbeing of waterbodies and freshwater ecosystems as the first priority. The second priority is around the health needs of people (drinking water for example) and the third priority is about the ability for people and communities to provide for the social, cultural and economic wellbeing.

WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP IN RAGLAN Lisa understands that organisers from the World Rally Championship have submitted their proposal to hold a stage of the race in Raglan at the end of September later this year. The organisers have had high-level meetings with councillors and roading managers from the council as well as holding a meeting detailing the event to the community and have now submitted the details of their rally. The proposal will be publicly notified for feedback once the council have processed their proposal. Lisa says that if the event goes ahead, a survey of the existing road needs to be undertaken so that the road can be returned in the same or better condition than it was prior to the rally race. SECURITY CAMERAS IN CBD Senior Constable Andrew Murphy has come up with a proposal to address discussions around updating the security camera feed in the Raglan CBD. These discussions follow on from a recent spate of crime in Whāingaroa which has included car theft, burglary and willful damage of property. Lisa says that police resources are limited and that we as a community need to take responsibility and volunteer, support, or participate in organisations like the community patrol and neighbourhood support, adding that we can work together as a community to come up with solutions. For Neighbourhood Support please contact Co-ordinator Kathleen Gilbert on kathyg@ COVID-19 UPDATE & COMMUNITY CONNECTOR ROLE As daily COVID-19 cases in the Waikato continue to reach hundreds a day, Raglan Naturally has taken over responsibility from Waikato DHB for the local distribution of rapid antigen tests (RATs) with support from the Ministry of Social Development ‘Community Connector Service’. Starting last week, the local click & collect site has moved from the Raglan Rugby Sports Club in Cross St to the Raglan Food Bank at 36 Bow St and will operate from 9.30am – 11.30am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The site will be supplied directly by the Ministry of Health. The Raglan community isolation support service also continues to operate with a free 0800 RAGLAN (724 526) number available to call for anybody that needs help while they isolate at home with COVID-19. LOCAL ALCOHOL POLICY REVIEW Waikato District Council are currently reviewing their policy around the sale and supply of alcohol in the district.The last review changes came into effect in 2017 with the current policy including a cap on the number of stand alone bottle stores in Raglan limiting the number to two shops. Visit and have your say on the local alcohol policy before 1 July 2022. GENERAL POLICIES RESERVES MANAGEMENT REVIEW open for feedback: https://shape.waikatodistrict.govt. nz/managing-our-reserves


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results RAGLAN JUNIOR RUGBY RESULTS // 28 May 2022


Interview with Manager Jacqui Smith



6th grade

draw 35-35

POD Tommy Regnier, ROD Louie Hablous, OPOD Sam Bourke

7th grade,

win 75-50

POD Mckenzie Shaw, ROD Ernest Gordon, OPOD Levi Goodwin

8th grade

loss 40-5

POD-Anthony Fyalka , TOD-Taylor Francis , OPOD Angus Glenn

9th grade

win 40-20

POD- Henry Fagan, TOD-Jesse Peacocke, OPOD-Georgia Walker

10th grade

loss 55-35

POD- Ridge Skerman, TOD- Te Huaki Goff, OPOD- Jackson Munns

11th grade

draw 25-25

12th grade

loss 57-7

POD- Louis Hendrix Bidios, TODJethro Neels, OPOD-Louis Hendrix Bidios POD- Caleb Walker, Diego Henderson , TOD- Canyon Overton, OPOD- Jackson Parker



Raglan Junior Rugby 10th grade team. Coaches are Nick Francis and Matt Skermanand. Images | Evelyn Francis How is the season going so far? The kids are loving it. We have won a couple, drawn and lost a game but every game the kids give it their all and we couldn’t be more proud. We have a great team of kids and 2 amazing coaches so I know it will be a great season. What appears to be the strength of the team? Every kid has their own individual strengths and a love for rugby, but as a team the one thing that has stuck out to me the most is the team mana (the team spirit). They turn up for each other, back each other and play hard for each other. We have great parent/family help and

support. The adults are as much of a team as the kids. What does the team hope to achieve this season? We made a certificate this year called the “leave it on the field” award and I guess that’s what we hope they achieve. They don’t always have to win but give it a good go. It’s great to win but its ok if we don’t. The kids learn and grow from both. I think also gaining confidence, having fun, making friends and eating lollies are very close runners up. Any shout outs to those who support the team? Huge shout out to Agbuild for sponsoring our team! They cover our

trophies, medals, our team photos and certificates. We are lucky to have their help. If you are looking to build sheds, stables or farm buildings then look them up. To Rach, Karyn and Dan and all the volunteers and sponsors for the club. Without these people giving up their time and money to do all the stuff needed we wouldn’t have the club our kids are so proud to play for. We are unbelievably grateful to you all. To all the parents, family, teachers and friends who turn up to cheer our team on. Thanks guys. The kids leave with a bigger smile because of you.

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Interview with Levi Salmon


Image credit: Amy Hanna Q: What do you call it, Football or Soccer? Levi: Soccer Q: How long have you been playing for? Levi: 2 years Q: What’s the best thing about playing soccer? Levi: Playing against other teams QAre you in a team? Have they got a name? Levi: Yeah they are called Mussels Q: Do you have any friends that you have made through soccer?

Levi: Three people were already my friends from school but the others I didn’t know til our first practice. Q: In terms of the game, passing, tackling, scoring goals, what are you most confident doing? Levi: Tackling Q: Tackling! I’ve seen you play Levi, and I think you have some skills that not everyone your age has, so where do you get your skills from? Levi: I think of new tricks that I want to learn and then learn them, sometimes I watch soccer games like games with Messi and Ronaldo.

Q: Have you played any away games? Levi: Yes on my third game. We won both of the matches, we have had 1-1 with the first one, and on the fourth game we had 4-0. Q: Have you lost any games this season Levi? Levi: In one game we got zero, so in the rest of the games we won. Q: How does it feel to be a winner AND a loser in soccer, you tell me... Levi: It feels good when I win. Well one time I kicked it over the people’s head and got it into the goal. Q: How did that make you feel? Levi: Good

Q: Did everyone jump around like crazy and clap their hands Levi: Yeah, they were cheering us on. Q: Do you think you will play soccer next year? Levi: Yeah, well I kinda wanna play rugby, but I also want to play soccer Q: Oh thats a hard one to decide! If you were going to give some advice for a younger kid just starting soccer for the first time this year, what advice would you give? L: Just practice Just practice! Love it Levi, good luck with the rest of the season.

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Adoption of the Raglan Food Waste Collection Targeted Rate Waikato District Council adopted the targeted rate for the Raglan Food Waste collection service on 23 May 2022 which will allow the service to continue from 1 July 2022. For further information, please contact us on 0800 492 452 or visit G J Ion Chief Executive


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