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07th July 2011 - Issue #251

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Letter to the Editor The water in the previous full moon high tide came up as high as it ever has and combined with some decent swell there was substantial erosion of the sand dunes in the Whale bay lagoon. Last year I was invited to put my opinion on this matter to an Environment Court hearing about a development which is now approved and set to go ahead on the western side of the lagoon. Even though I have studied this area for much of my life, I was not taken seriously at the hearing as I am not a ‘qualified marine scientist’, however since that hearing last year my thoughts, sadly, are evidently right. So things are changing, scientists say sea levels are predicted to rise, storms will become more frequent and intense and of course there is potential for tsunamis. Despite this outlook, development will go ahead within meters of a sand dune that with each storm becomes part of the ocean. The decent sized trees that were to help screen the building’s visibility have been washed out before construction has even started. It seems so crazy to me that this project will still go ahead, it is such a shame, this area is so special and needs to be protected for future generations. What makes it even more sad is that the one lady who had the heart to try and stop it now may have to pay the developers legal expenses as they say her arguments were without merit about coastal hazard! Tim Duff, Whale Bay

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Midwinter swim lacking in numbers but not enthusiasm Spectators outnumbered swimmers last Saturday at Raglan’s annual midwinter swim but that didn’t dampen the spirits of several locals – sporting colourful wigs and outlandish swimwear – lured into the water at Kopua Domain in search of a green plastic bottle and an elusive pinecone.

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And despite some goosebumps back on the beach by the boatramp, Tania Edwards was only too happy to parade her winning bottle for the cameras and incredulous onlookers.

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Tania won for her sterling effort a $25 voucher to Blacksand Café. “Fantastic … that’s exciting,” she declared as she headed back to her Mobile Massage van parked nearby. Equally delighted was a be-wigged Catherine Gault, wearing brief animal print pants over striped leggings, who not only won the $25 cash for finding the barely floating pinecone but came away with a bottle of bubbly for best dressed swimmer.

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Members of the public take a look around the new surf tower local surf club and to sea rescue, along with funds raised from gold coin donations on the day. Meanwhile there was no getting wet the next day at Raglan Surf Life Saving Club’s official opening of its new lookout tower. The completion of the lookout, which has been a long time coming, attracted about 40 club members and invited guests to Ngarunui beach mid-morning last Sunday. Kaumatua Sean Ellison blessed the tower inside and out while past club chairman Ann Gair, who for three decades all but ran the organisation herself, cut the official ribbon.

Catherine Gault is congratulated by Ray White’s Dave Hannah A Raglan resident for two years, Catherine also entered last year’s event which ironically attracted a bigger turnout despite the worse weather. In fact Saturday’s morning swim would’ve had the “nicest” weather of all the previous years’ swims, said a puzzled Julie Hanna of Raglan Real Estate, which traditionally organises the event. Both the real estate company and Raglan Chamber of Commerce will donate $200 each to the

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Club president Anne Snowden told the Chronicle the new tower with its extra floor and deck space, minimal kitchen facilities and large viewing windows on three sides would be a big boost for volunteer lifeguards come Labour Weekend when the new season began. The previous 20-year-old tower was barely standing by the time it was finally pulled down some months ago, she said, recalling an even earlier era when lifeguards watched over the safety of swimmers from a tent on the beach. The $180,000 tower, with its concrete block basement for first-aid supplies and emergency treatment, was built locally by Fitzgerald & Gillard and financed by four

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Winter fun for holiday programme The very successful school holiday programme is even more exciting this time around with a couple of new features. Led by Chris Mitchell and Yann Bordier, the OSCAR-supported programme for primary age children will run daily at the Old School Arts Centre from 18 – 22 July.

This time around the inspiration for the arts sessions will be the French artist Matisse, a master of brilliant colour and design whose techniques are readily adapted for children’s creative abilities. This is the first time the programme has introduced the children to a specific artist, giving them a new perspective on the world of great art.

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Asked why she chose Matisse (1869-1954), Yann says there is much in his work to appeal to young people. He was part of the wider modernist movement along with Picasso, and over the course of his life he moved through several phases, exploring the use of bold colour and original forms. In his later years as his health failed, he developed the technique of building his designs from cut out paper painted with gouache - which the children will learn on the first day of the programme. Using their Matisse inspired colour and design skills the children will move over the next few days onto screen printing, masque making and working with fabric. The final day, Friday will have a very different in theme – young people from a similar holiday programme in Hamilton will be coming out to join the Raglan children for a quiz based on the town’s heritage trail. This will be followed by a pizza making competition. While art is always a highlight of the Old School programmes, there are plenty of other activities on offer each day, indoors and out. As numbers are limited, bookings are essential – sessions are daily from 9am-3pm. Cost: $17 half a day, $29 per day or $140 for the full week. (subsidies may be available –please ask) Call the Old School Arts Centre 10-2 Mon & Wed or email info@ or go to for further details. Judith Collins

Keep your immune system well During the winter season we encounter a lot of runny noses and coughs. Fortunately, we can support our immune system with foods, herbs and supplements and other natural medicines. Vitamin C is known for its immune boosting properties. It is a good idea to increase your intake of foods rich in vitamin C: citrus, papaya, kiwi fruit and red peppers are good sources. Supplements offer a concentrated dose. Zinc is essential for good immune function. Here at The Herbal Dispensary we offer free zinc taste testing, which can establish your body’s zinc levels. Cereal grains, legumes, pumpkin seeds and nuts are rich in zinc. Herbs such as echinacea, olive leaf and andrographis support the body’s immune system. Herbs also work effectively to provide relief for the unpleasant symptoms of colds and flu such as coughing and mucous congestion. Simple home remedies such as ginger/lemon/honey tea and with a pinch of cinnamon help to heat up and dry the body from the inside, which may counter balance the cold and damp that we are exposed to.

A good home made chicken stock soup with plenty of garlic and green vegetables has natural anti-viral functions. Personally I find it very helpful to take immune supporting herbs throughout the winter season. You are welcome to consult with our in-store qualified natural health care practitioners so that together we can find the optimum way for you to take care of your health. At ‘The Herbal Dispensary’…. Where you belong

Kids clay classes a huge success

Susanne Gresson Prinz and Natasha Rao can be justly proud of all that has been achieved in last term’s after school clay classes for children.

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Susanne, whose first term class grew too big for the Clay Shed pottery behind the old school, was delighted to divide the group with art teach Natasha Rao for term two. Susanne’s Monday class made self portraits in clay, while on Tuesdays Natasha’s group made sculptures using the Japanese haniwa technique. Both classes quickly filled up with eager children, and the work displayed at the end of term parties shows both skill and wonderful imagination. Plus the children had such fun they cant wait for more. Judith Collins

Raglan not tsunamiprone, says ASR Raglan is at a “pretty low” risk of tsunamis compared with the rest of the country, scientist Jose Borrero told locals and visitors last week.

But he also warned his audience, gathered at Vinnie’s for a presentation on tsunamis and surfbreaks, that there was no room for complacency in this age of global travel. Almost everyone travelled so it was imperative to be aware of the hazards, he said, despite not living in a tsunami-prone area. Jose, who’s worked for the past six years with Raglanbased marine consultancy ASR, told those who packed Vinnies for the lecture that the actual tsunami threat to Raglan is low because there are not the right kinds of active faulting or landslide potential off coast. And while strong currents and surges could follow on from an overseas tsunami like that in Japan last March, the effects in Raglan and the west coast generally would be less marked than around the rest of New Zealand. “It’s not a big hazard for Raglan … and high ground is readily available,” he pointed out. Even so, he said, we’d see the effects in Raglan of extreme cases such as another big earthquake in Chile or Peru, with the energy from the wave “aimed at us here”, unlike that of the recent event which brought

unprecedented devastation to Japan and was more likely to be noticed in Gisborne on the east coast. Jose also told the Chronicle that, by coincidence, both the Chilean earthquake of 2010 and Japan’s this year occurred when the Rip Curl Pro surf comps were on at Manu Bay, and while there was no official marine threat he suspects tsunami after-effects may well have been recorded on the local tidal gauge. Guest speaker Professor Shun-ichi Koshimura (Koshi) of the Disaster Control Research Center in Japan also gave a firsthand account of the Tohoku region’s massive earthquake – 27,000 times bigger than that in Christchurch – and the tsunami that followed, wiping out his hometown of Sendai. Despite expecting a big earthquake and tsunami in Japan every 50 years, said Koshi, and with the most advanced tsunami warning system in the world, “our sciences and technology did not work for this big one”. “We are trained and prepared for earthquakes of magnitude 8,” he explained, “but not this extreme magnitude 9 earthquake.” His advice – ironically enough – was not to wait on or trust science but to get to safety or higher ground as quickly as possible and “do your best”. Edith Symes

July feast for movie lovers

No need for a freezing drive over the hill to enjoy a night out at the movies! The July movie programme at the Old School has something for everyone. Following 2 sell-out showings of the extreme sports feature Last Paradise on the 2nd, the next films will show as part of the regular 3rd weekend of the month programme. ‘Babies’ on Friday 15 July is something different but truly stunning – I though I would probably give it a miss till I saw the trailer, and diaried it as a ‘must see’. Award winning filmmaker Thomas Balmes follows four babies from completely different cultures and social backgrounds, from first breath to first steps. Apart from the obvious charm of the small protagonists, this film will make you think hard about what makes for ‘a good place to bring up children.’ ‘Barney’s Version’, the main feature for the weekend, describes the touching story of the politically incorrect but fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panotovsky. This tale of Jewish Montreal starring Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman has been described as “an unexpectedly endearing delight”. Showing on the afternoons of Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th at 4.30pm, also at the special ‘meal-and-movie’ deal on the Saturday

evening at 7.30 with a delicious curry from Namaste kitchen. All movies can be booked ahead by calling the Old School on 825 0023, especially if you want to book for the evening meal. This month there is still more to come, with the Matariki Maori Film Festival the following weekend – Saturday 23 July - with 5 short films, sessions at 4.30pm and 7.30pm. Films are Bella Kalolo’s ‘See what love can do’, ‘The Winter Boy’ from Rachel House, Katie Wolfe’s ‘Redemption’, Leo Woodhead’s ‘Zero’ and Sam Peacocke’s ‘Manurewa’. (Two of these films contain adult content so are not suited for general audiences.) More about the Matariki festival closer to the time. Judith Collins

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The Key Traits and Skills of Successful Business People While the concept of business; the trade of goods, services or both, is still the same, the means for businesses to achieve this outcome has expanded and evolved and will no doubt continue to do so. These are some of the skills that we believe are imperative for business success in 2011 and beyond. Passion: An intense and barely controllable love of what you do. It oozes out of your pores and provides a natural enthusiasm that people are drawn to. Passion provides the energy and determination to keep you moving towards your goals and doing whatever it takes to be successful. Self Belief/Self Motivation: Resourcefulness, enterprise, dynamism, ambition, initiative, get-up-and-go, gumption. Knowing, at a deep level that you’re personally capable of doing what you set out to do and that you’re in charge of your own results. The strength of your self belief/self motivation will keep you going when things get tough. Focus: The ability to concentrate on the task at hand as well as planning and organising for your larger, longer term vision. Focus will keep you moving towards your goals and doing the real work instead of getting sidetracked with unimportant details! Networking: Developing productive relationships where you help others to make connections and get business. Promoting yourself without being pushy. Developing connections with a wide variety of people. Finding reliable people to do the things you don’t enjoy or don’t have the skills for. Embracing technology: Facility in using more than just the basics of your computer system and programmes efficiently. Skilfully using technology to enhance the way you do business and to get more sales. Technology has effectively levelled the business playing field enabling a small business in Raglan to have the same reach and potential as a large multinational. Love of Learning: Recognising the constantly changing face of business and keeping up with it. Reading business and marketing books, magazines, newsletters, websites and industry publications. Attending seminars, workshops and training courses, because you know that education is an ongoing process. Financial Management: The process of managing the financial resources, budgeting, collecting money and risk management for your business. Resilience: The ability to bounce back quickly when things don’t go according to plan. Being ready and able to change and innovate to adapt to different circumstances. Stops you getting stuck when things don’t go as planned and makes it easier to learn from mistakes. Seeing problems as challenges and unmet goals as opportunities to learn.

Clarification: Issue #248 - Council doubles downtown rents

The Chronicle has received feedback from members of the community that we did not make it clear who precisely was responsible for paying the Waikato District Council rental increases at nos. 9 and 11 Bow Street, noted in the story on harbour board land.

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To be clear: The leaseholders of 9 and 11 Bow Street, Downtown Raglan Limited (the landlord), are liable for any rental increase charged by the Waikato District Council on the harbour board land associated with the two properties - not the owners of businesses operating from these properties.

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Support: Having people around who you can rely on to offer moral support no matter what. People who listen nonjudgementally, with whom you can share ideas, let off steam or express frustration after that ‘day from hell.’ Marketing: The ability to communicate to, connect with and engage your target audience and to promote and sell your products and services appropriately. Finding innovative ways of getting your products and services in front of your customers. Customer focus: Everything you do in business must be customer focused, including your policies, warranties, payment options, operating hours, presentations, advertising and promotional campaigns and website. In addition, you must know who your customers are inside out and upside down. While these are by no means all the skills needed in business, this article might be a useful checklist to remind yourself of what you’re already doing well and highlight areas to pursue in the second half of 2011. Coming Up: 12 July: Business Networking Breakfast 26 July: Billy Black with Hog on Hog 2 August: Body Language course

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Raglan’s Luv Vintage a bygone era It can be a challenge for anything vintage to make it over the divvy but Colleen Sosich’s collectables are nothing to do with motor vehicles and she’s excited about how her distinctive boutique shop will fare when she reopens in Hamilton later this year.

Cook Street Market’s treasures in its hippie heyday. It was after a more recent trip to Auckland however, when she saw one or two vintage shops had popped up, that it occurred to Colleen she could cash in on the “shabby chic” style and make some money from her precious collectables packed away.

A van full of “shop props” and boxes of collectables stacked in her 100-year-old Raglan home are all that remain of Colleen’s downtown business, best known as Luv Vintage, which recently closed its double doors for the last time.

She started business in Raglan in a tiny corner of a preloved clothing shop called Catwalk, between Vinnies and Surf Co. Eventually she took over half the shop and called it Shabtique.

After a tough four-and-a-half years downtown– most of that time in premises tucked behind the old pohutukawa alongside the butcher and the barber – Colleen’s looking forward to relocating her specialty shop, which she recently renamed Seth Loves Rosie after her grandchildren. She has first option on “prime” premises in central Hamilton and hopes to catch the Christmas customers. Having lived for 20-odd years in Raglan, where she’s brought up her family of six daughters and a son, Colleen’s only too aware of the town’s seasonal nature.

Colleen Sosich in her workshop

Then came the move across to Wallis St and Luv Vintage was born with its dainty china teacups and saucers, floral crockery, embroidered table napkins and linen tablecloths. Petticoats, christening gowns and bed-jackets that nana used to wear appeared. The shop oozed old-fashioned charm with delicate home-made soaps added to the mix. Colleen’s now about ready to shift her sewing machine from the kitchen table to her workroom at home and stitch “lots of different fabrics” for an array of vintage cushions, ready to display in her new shop for the Christmas rush. “There’s so much I want to get into,” she enthuses.

“Deep down I’d really like to stay … my grandchildren are here,” she explains. But to survive she needs to be in Bow Street, with its higher foot traffic, and she says she simply cannot afford that. She confesses to being “worried for Raglan” and where it’s headed as high overheads force shop closures.

And while the sewing machine will get shifted again to the city shop, Colleen will continue to cut and design from home.

Colleen’s a collector from way back and recalls that sense of glee from her Auckland years, foraging among

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The Community Liaison Group meets several times a year. Its purpose is to enable dialogue between Meridian Energy, WEL Networks and the local community.


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The last turbine was fully commissioned on • 10 March, 2 weeks ahead of schedule. On 31 March, site management was handed over to • Meridian’s Operations team. Each turbine has now undergone its scheduled • 500-hour service. Construction of the cycle and pedestrian track, • which will take visitors past several wind turbines, is

currently underway. It is expected to be open to the public in July (weather dependent). O P E N D AY A S U CC E S S

Over 2000 people went on a tour of the wind farm • during the 26 March open day celebrations. Just over was raised through the open day • event and$10,000 Meridian’s Retail division contributed a further $1,000. The funds raised were distributed evenly to Te Uku, Te Mata, Waitetuna and Raglan Area Schools.

Telecom, Vodafone, Free to Air Digital Television and FM Radio coverage. Kordia submitted its final report to Meridian at the end of June. The report will then be submitted to the Waikato District Council for their consideration. Initial indications suggest that the wind farm is operating within the relevant consent conditions. In line with Meridian’s consent conditions, it has undertaken a noise level assessment which was required within three months of commissioning the wind farm. This report will be submitted to Waikato District Council once finalised and will also be distributed to the Community Liaison Group members for their information. CO M M U N I T Y F U N D S

The Te Uku Wind Farm Community Fund was • advertised twice in the Raglan Chronicle during

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Maori Language Week The rise of te reo Maori Maori Language week is about celebrating and raising awareness of te Reo as unique to New Zealand and promoting the use of te Reo in both the Maori speaking and non-speaking communities. The passing of the Maori Language Act in 1987 and the resulting status of te Reo Maori as one of New Zealand’s official languages has lead to a revival of te Reo in the past few decades. The last census indicated future growth in Maori speakers, and in line with this, an increase in Maori language schools and programmes. “When I was a child, total immersion wasn’t available, there were only bi-lingual classes. Now it’s the norm so I guess it has changed,” says Liz Rangiawha, Assisstant Principal of Te Ropu Aroha ki te Reo the Rumaki Unit at Raglan Area School. Despite its resurgence, te Reo Maori has not experienced a complete restoration. Even with schools that provide total immersion, both Liz and Whaingaroa Kohanga Reo teacher, Te Mania Kereopa, recognise the importance of having a support network that fosters te Reo outside of school. “My commitment is to teach non-speaking parents and to try and get them to speak Maori with their kids, “ says Te Mania. Recently home from Australia, Te Mania returned to Raglan so her children could

know where they come from and so they could learn te Reo in a Maori-speaking environment. Having a training background with Te Ataarangi, Te Mania has also been providing te Reo classes to parents using Cuisenaire rods. “I’m proud that the parents are turning up for the children and want to better themselves, they’ve made that commitment,” says Te Mania. Liz also comments that there is pressure for whanau to believe that English is more important than Maori but that, “te Reo is important because it is part of our identity and it strengthens us.” Liz’s class of years six to eights have also recently finished a unit on manaakitanga (caring, looking after) - this year’s theme for Maori Language Week – which included making korowai and baking for others “Manaakitanga is actually one of our school’s core values, along with whakawhanaungatanga (relationships), kaitiakitanga (guardianship, sustainability) and poutama (excellence)” says Liz. And although the unit was finished before Maori Language Week, Liz insists, “everyday is Maori Language Week for us.”

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Marae news Introducing: Marae News In celebration of Maori Language Week, we will be launching a monthly column bringing you updates and happenings from Poihakena marae. Watch this space for future events, news and people profiles.

Poihakena Marae For over 50 years Poihakena has served as a focal point for the local Maori community. Currently affiliated with around 700 whanau members, the marae also serves many local groups such as schools, health groups and sports clubs for catering, venue use, and hui. On the initial construction and development of the marae, Kaumatua Paddy Kaa recalls, “back then it was a real community effort, all the joinery was made at the night school with Tex. The wharenui was built in 1962 and I remember, Wetini nailed all the floorboards in that room - and he was totally blind.” Although the marae is a place of cultural significance to the Maori people, marae committee treasurer, Val Rippey emphasises that their doors are open to everybody in the community. “We have a lot of foreigners coming here, and they grasp the concept really well, I think it can be intimidating going into an environment where you’re unsure of the culture,” says Val. Kaumatua Rangi Kereopa also notes that the marae is a place where anybody in the community can bring their loved ones to rest as well as to celebrate marriages. Poihakena has many visitors going through the marae including travellers, musicians, surfers and more recently, the NASA astronauts. “We like to think that we’re the right people to welcome visitors to our town and once we welcome them they are a part of us,” says Paddy.

Spotlight: Whanau Ora Day On Sunday 19th of June Poihakena opened its doors to welcome the wider community to the whanau ora or family health and well-being day. The day was a success with health service providers from all over the Waikato region giving advice to locals. Maori perspectives on health and well-being can often differ from western views and having the health professionals come to the marae created a safe and comfortable atmosphere for people to ask questions about their health. “It was really great, four of the boys in my Community Max group gave up smoking, and the other two weren’t smokers” says Val Rippey, referring to a group of young men that are involved with a programme that provides work and life skills. Health service providers that attended included: Sport Waikato, Smoking Cessation, West Coast Health, Auahi Kore and others.

Students playing games in the bilingual unit

Mural at marae created by Rangi Kereopa and the visual arts class

Manatu Taonga showcases its Maori language content Every year since 1975 New Zealand has marked Maori Language Week. This is a time for all New Zealanders to celebrate te reo Maori (the Maori language) and to use more Maori phrases in everyday life. In 2011 Maori Language Week is from 4–10 July, the theme is ‘Manaakitanga – how we make people feel welcome when they are in our company, and how we give regard to and care for others when hosting visitors’ (http://www.korero.maori. nz/news/mlw ). If you need to know some of the most useful and common Maori words check out NZHistory’s

‘One hundred words every New Zealander should know’ feature: nz/culture/maori-language-week/100-maoriwords ; introduce yourself to a new Maori word a day during Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori here: http://; or test your Maori knowledge with NZHistory’s Maori language quiz here: . Show your manaakitanga by greeting and welcoming colleagues and friends in te reo Maori this week!

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SAT 9 JULY, FOOD FOREST Working Bee. 9am-3pm, with the Global Works Crew @ Oram Park, Raglan West. SAT 9 JULY, 8pm BELLYDANCE FUNDRAISER - Schirin is off to study Dance abroad. She would like to gather family, friends & supporters for a bellydance performance in return for Koha. @ the T-House, 44 Government Road. SUN 10 JULY @ Te Uku Church, service 7pm. MAINLY MUSIC. Monday & Wednesday 9:30am @ Te Uku Church. RAGLAN LIGHT EXERCISE GROUP. Meets Mon, Wed & Thurs 10-11am @ the Old Gospel Hall, Raglan West. MON 11 JULY @ THE RAGLAN CLUB. 500 cards, 1pm. RAGLAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. BREAKFAST NETWORKING, BLACK SAND CAFE - 12th JULY @ th 7.30am. SPEAKER: JOHN PROUDFOOT – WESTPAC. Meet new people. Expose your business. RSVP: info@

TUESDAYS @ Raglan Club -Texas Hold’em 6.30pm. TUES 12 JUL @ RAGLAN COMMUNITY HOUSE, 7pm9pm Women’s Clothing Swap, All sizes welcome. WED 13 JULY, RAGLAN RAMBLERS. Opotoru waterfalls and causeway. 6km with good harbour views and 3 well hidden falls and mature trees marking an old farmstead site - bring lunch. WED 13 JULY @ BLACKSAND CAFÉ. Knitting Circle from 9.30am. All welcome! ZUMBA! Waitetuna School Wednesdays 6pm Te Uku Hall, starts Tuesday May 3rd 7.30pm, Sarah T 8255844. THURSDAYS @ Raglan Community House 10 - 1pm CV Writing Assistance. FREE. All welcome.. Appts required. Ph 825 8142. THURS @ the Old School Arts Centre. Spinners and weavers. 10am – 2pm. New members welcome.

Roosters dig deep After two weeks of cancelled games due to heavy rain, a spell of fine weather allowed play to continue last Sunday. Due to this time off league officials adjusted the venues which created a little controversy as the Roosters were drawn to play at home but a late decision was made to move the game to a neutral field at the aptly named “Fairfield” Football Grounds. The Roosters arrived at Fairfield with a skeleton team as most of the main mid-field and strikers were out for this match due to mid-season injuries, the flu, and family responsibilities, so a solid game plan was called for. Our rivals (Fijian Indians) are a skillful team, superior in skill, speed and youth. The last encounter was scrappy and ended up finishing 10 minutes early as the referee had lost control and a fight was imminent. With this in mind, the Roosters cemented their relationship with the F.I’s (Fijian Indians) by initiating a pre-game meeting and both teams agreed to play fair, which surprisingly set the tone of the match. Both referee’s were outstanding throughout the match and a close and skillful game unfolded on an impossibly Single col. “knobbly” pitch.

7 July PO No. 9097 THURS 14 JULY @ THE and 21st July PO No. 9098 Single col. The “Bob Stocks Memorial shield RAGLAN CLUB. Euchre. All welcome. 6pm.

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The 2011 Annual General Meeting for Raglan Community Arts Council, will be th held at 7.30pm, Tuesday 16 August at the Old School Arts Centre, Stewart St, Raglan.

was at stake and this game being the quarter finals meant that the game was a “must win” situation. With only 12 players, the Roosters faced up to the F.I’s who were at full strength (15 players). The Roosters soaked up the pressure for the 1st 20 minutes as wave after wave of attacking football forced the Roosters to defend gallantly until a counter strike was

Nominations are now open for the committee. Contact Rodger Gallagher if you are interested, email or phone 825 7165.

FRI 8 JUL @ YOT CLUB, KILLAHERTZ 04, with Agent Alvin & Strange Attractor. $5.



With this lead, the Roosters adapted to a defensive pattern to soak up the building pressure inflicted by the F.I’s determination to level the game at least. But the F.I’s failed to convert their chances which compounded their frustration. It was only in the dying seconds that tempers almost flared as a few last minute desperate plays by the F.I’s ended up endangering the Roosters keeper (ManTank) who offered a stern warning to the F.I’s striker who I believe had no real malicious intent. After all of that the Roosters held their lead and walked away 1 – 0 which continues a season long winning streak and moving to the next round of the Scottish Cup semifinals. This was a game of belief and put the Roosters to the test. The next game is at Discovery Park, Hamilton, 11.00am vs ‘The Dragons’. If you wish to support the Roosters, check us on Facebook under “Raglan Roosters” for the latest updates. Cockadoodle-doo! The Colonel



Draw 50-50 Park Drive Panel 6th Beaters 7th Green Lost 30-35 Park Drive Panel Beaters

All Members, Friends of the Old School and the Raglan W haingaroa community are cordially invited to attend.

THURS 7 JUL @ VINNIES, Mid Winter Warm Up Party. 9pm.

executed. “Masterphil” Phil lobbed a tantalising cross into the opposition goal-box and in all of the confusion striker Glen “Pay-cheque” Piewarmer managed to get enough melon to the ball and the F.I’s keeper caught the ball over the goal-line. The referee was in perfect position to see this and awarded the goal to the delight of the Roosters.

PLAYER/S OF DAY George Loten, Williamt Millward, Kase Robbs Opal Rainey, Manunui Rainey

7th Black Won 60-55 Sam Loten, Jahzara Waitere 8th

Lost 20-30 Stuart Simpson, Kora Cooper, Te Korehu Falwasser-Anderson


Lost 25-60 Matthew McKinlay, Sky Reid


Won 55-20 Joseph Waitere, Dayton Keremeta


Lost 14-37 Nicholas Jeffcoat, Leo Oliver


Won 17-15 Keith MacDonald, Joshua Diprose



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OPINION: Ant Civilisation. by Ian McKissack One of the advantages of being older is that you are free to follow up interests that you didn’t have much time for earlier on in life. For me natural history has become a fascinating study and we are learning more and more about life in all its forms through modern technology. For instance the Raglan library has several of David Attenborough’s documentaries that required much time and photographic ingenuity to film. There are also several books in the natural history book section that are fascinating. As a retired psychologist I have been particularly interested in behaviour and the intricate patterns that have evolved to suit lifestyles. One example is the grass cutter ants of Argentina. These ants live in underground colonies that may contain millions of individuals. They collect a form of stiff grass, like celery. The larger individuals have power-cutting jaws to cut the grass down into pieces, and smaller ants carry the pieces to the colony. They look like a person carrying a large pole by one end with the other end up in the air, as they struggle along wellworn pathways. But the ants can’t eat the grass. Underground in their colony there is a unique form of fungus that the ants feed with the grass, a sort of farming. It is the fungus and grass mixture that provides food for the ants. The fungus gives off a gas that contaminates the colonies. The ants build cones around the entrances at ground level with openings that draw stale air out or allow fresh air in with any breath of wind, basically air conditioning. It is very difficult to imagine how this complex sequence of behaviours evolved using the language of classic evolutionary theory. Natural selection requires that each step along the way to complexity

gave reproductive or survival advantage. There used to be a similar argument over the evolution of the eye but in that case the possibility of gradual improvement in sensitivity to light is clear. It is much more difficult to envisage how the grass cutter ants’ way of life evolved in a series of stages. Perhaps ants have intelligence of some kind, but watching one ant struggling along with a piece of a dead plant that just happened to be the right size and shape made that idea unlikely. Evolutionary thinking seems to have stuck close to Darwin’s thinking while cosmology has become much more adventurous. Maybe looking at the sky is more mind expanding than looking down ant burrows. Ian McKissack.

Message from the Mayor The next 12 months are an exciting period for this Council. We’re moving into a significant planning period that is crucial for the economic wellbeing and strategic planning of the Waikato district. We are about to develop the Long Term Plan - a plan to take us through the next 10 years. The strategic thinking behind this lies at the heart of what the Council does. The LTP is like a contract Council makes with its residents and ratepayers. While it’s a 10-year plan, we have the opportunity to review every three years. The reviews set out the priorities for the decade ahead. How much we spend on roading versus water pipes, versus support for business development in this community. Through this plan we will deliver on clear goals that have been agreed between the Council and the community. And through the LTP, we are accountable to the Waikato district community. An important factor in any Council process is you. If you want to give your feedback on issues relating to Council’s LTP or the district we’d like to hear from you. You

can start by talking to your Ward Councillor. Your Ward Councillor is your voice. Providing feedback to councillors ensures the discussion is taken directly to the table – so it’s more likely to be raised sooner at the highest level. Our councillors’ contact details are listed on our website, www.waikatodistrict.govt. nz. For the ex-Franklin part of our district the LTP represents an exciting step forward. We’ll be taking a fresh new look in light of your requirements for the next 10 years. For our communities district-wide, this 10year plan is a blueprint for positive development in the way we manage our responsibilities in these areas, and an opportunity for community participation. As the process of developing the LTP progresses we’ll be asking the community to respond. Council will promote opportunities for feedback. In the meantime, I urge you to consider how our unique district can develop so that we can plan for a better future. Allan Sanson

New auto repair shop open for business Local Henry La Grange was keen to start his own Auto repairs in Raglan and with the help and guidance of community members he is now open for business.

Henry, an A grade Automotive engineer, has started ‘Auto Mechanic Rags’ and is situated at 28 Riria Kereopa Memorial Drive. (Ocean Beach Road) approx 50 metres from the main road. He has a sign at the entrance and he has set up shop in the old distinctive woolsheds one of which he has painted blue. Henry can offer fair prices in these tough economic times and top workmanship for all your auto mechanical needs. He has had 20+ years experience in the auto industry and reckons he can offer the community a great service. He will be able to offer Warrants of Fitness in two months time but right now can service and/or repair your vehicle. Contact Henry La Grange: 0220144311

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JEAN SALE!!! All Jeans just $50! **New with Tags** *Quality Barely loved* More Bargains In Store

Candles Exotic fragrances Frangipani Pomegranate Coconut & Mango And more Made in N.Z. Herbal Dispensary 6 Wallis Street

To Let RETAIL SHOP becoming available High foot traffic, Prime downtown CBD. Ph 021 363465

3 BEDROOM HOUSE, MARILYNN WEBB MONO- sunny with views. Gas PRINT, ‘Clouds in the water heating / water. 5 mins Raglan. $310p/w. - Ida Burn’. Right Up My Alley, from Volcom Lane. 078250034, 0275524019.

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Public Notices

GOT NOTHING TO WEAR? Raglan Community House and Xtreme Waste collaboratively offer all women of ALL sizes of Whaingaroa a FREE clothes swapping evening. 7pm – 9pm Tuesday 12th July @ Raglan Community House. Txt or ring Jacqui for more info 021 0431127.

In Memorial

In memory

of my dear partner Alan Robert King who passed away on the 7th July 2010. The finest years I ever knew, were all the years I spent with you. Remembering you is easy, I do it every day, it’s the emptiness without you that never goes away. - Dawn.

ST JOHN, RAGLAN, Raffle drawn 3.7.2011, Winner: Marg. Raglan St John thanks all who helped during St John appeal week, especially: Top Cut Meats, Sterling Quality Meats, Raglan Club, Raglan Chronicle.


LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LOT. THAT is Tracey’s philosophy. A beautiful girl, with a kind and generous nature that will leave you wondering why you have left your own personal happiness out of your life for so long. Long raven hair and green eyes complete the package. A country girl at heart Tracey wants to settle down and enjoy everything life has to offer. For all extra details call (03) 455-9300 or log onto and register your interest. No obligation.

Situations Vacant TE UKU SCHOOL. Teacher Aide – Fixed Term Position; approximately 10 hours per week; starting date 4 August 2011. This position is suitable for a person who likes to support children with learning needs. If you are interested in applying, please forward a CV and a letter of application to: The Principal, Te Uku School, C/- Te Uku Store, Te Uku PDC 3266 or principal@ Te Uku School’s Phone No: 8255815. Applications close on Wednesday 13 July 2011.

RAGLAN GOLF CLUB A.G.M. The Annual General Meeting will be held @ the Club on: SUN 10 JULY the at 10am.


NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF BENEFICIARIES Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Beneficiaries of the WEL Energy Trust will be held in the Reception Lounge, Ground Floor, Hamilton City Council, Civic Plaza, Hamilton, on Friday, 22 July 2011 at 11.00 am. The Trust’s Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2011 will be presented at the meeting. Copies of the report will be available at the meeting or can be obtained from the Trust Office or the Trust’s website from 15 July 2011. The beneficiaries of the Trust are also required to appoint an auditor of the Trust at the meeting, and an opportunity will be given for members of the public to ask questions or comment on the affairs of the Trust and its wholly owned company WEL Networks Ltd. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend the meeting. Tricia Finn Manager Ph: (07) 838 0093 Fax: (07) 838 0070 Email: Web:

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the WEL Energy Trust will be held at the Trust’s offices, 1st Floor, Norris Ward McKinnon House, Cnr Victoria & London Streets, Hamilton on Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 10.30am. • • • •

The purpose of the meeting is to: Report on the result of the 2011 Triennial Trust Election. Elect a Trust Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson. Confirm Trust meeting dates for the remainder of the year. Adopt the Trust’s 2011 Annual Report. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Tricia Finn Manager Ph: (07) 838 0093 Fax: (07) 838 0070 Email: Web:






RAY OR TIGER 0800 668 833 027 433 3338 07 823 6500

House For Sale 1 Sunshine Rise LORENZEN BAY, $295,000 ono. 2 bedrm, weatherboard.

Newly painted. Aluminium joinery. Decramastic tile roof. New deck. A ‘Hostess’ kitchen. Garage with internal access. Redecorated inside. Fully fenced Phone the owner 07 853 2321 or 021 643213 to view.

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WEL Energy Trust 2011 Triennial Election of Trustees DECLARATION OF RESULT OF ELECTION The results for the 2011 WEL Energy Trust triennial election of Trustees are now declared. The following official result was determined after the scrutiny of the roll was completed, the validity of all special votes was determined and all valid votes were counted. Candidate HAMILL, Rob BUNTING, Mark HARDING, Denise INGLE, Mark CHIBNALL, Brad WILLIAMS, Kathryn KNEEBONE, David

Party Affiliation Power ON - Discounts and Grants Power ON - Discounts and Grants Power ON - Discounts and Grants Power ON - Discounts and Grants Power ON - Discounts and Grants Power ON - Discounts and Grants Power ON - Discounts and Grants

Votes Received 14,348 13,747 13,072 12,081 11,291 10,897 9,602


PDT - Power Discounts Team PDT - Power Discounts Team Independent

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Independent Independent Independent Independent


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Mark BUNTING, Brad CHIBNALL, Rob HAMILL, Denise HARDING, Mark INGLE, David KNEEBONE and Kathryn WILLIAMS are declared elected. The voter return was 17.8%, being 22,378 voting papers of which 88.75% voted by post and 11.25% voted via the internet. Warwick Lampp Electoral Officer - WEL Energy Trust 021 498 517 30 June 2011

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Raglan Real Estate Ltd Licenced (REAA 2008)

22nd July, AUCTION.

R a y W h i t e O f f i c e , 2 1 B o w S t re e t , R a g l a n , 0 7 8 2 5 8 6 6 9 Licenced Auctioneer Julie Hanna m - 6p July aglan 2 2 i R Fr St, Bow , 21


IOfficNe T C ARaUy White O

• A beautiful modern three bedroom home • Tranquil location with water and mountain views • Open –plan dining, kitchen, wood burner and wooden flooring. • Large garage with internal access. • Easy-care landscaped (524m²) section


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IOfficNe T C ARaUy White O

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Over 4 acres (16,217m²) in a lovely lifestyle setting 3 bedroom property with grey waste water system Stunning water views of Aotea Harbour & Tasman 2 hay sheds, fully fenced, stock yards Old dwelling as additional shed/sleepout Existing water rights & no covenants!

Prior Auction offers




Saturday & Sunday 1pm

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46 Kaitoke St

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• Space & seclusion in a much sought-after location • Sweeping rural views to Mt Karioi • Short stroll from the peaceful waters of Moonlight Bay • Lifestyle block of 8141m² bordering reserve • Build your dream home or buy as an investment Prior Auction offers considered.


460 Philips Rd


T MO2R2 July Fri

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MORTGAGEE AUCTION –FLAX COVE • Elevated site overlooking stunning Kaitoke Bay • Nearby walkway to school & town centre • Ideal investment, first home or retirement situation • The only section left in Stage 2! Lot 38 – 780m² Prior Auction offers considered.

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VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT Lot 38 - Flax Cove Stage 2


109 Greenslade Rd





Also thanks to the members of the public and Raglan Chamber of Commerce for their generous donations to the Raglan Surf Club and Sea Rescue.

Saturday 12pm – 460 Phillips Rd Saturday 1pm – 46 Kaitoke St Sunday 12pm - 16 Simon Road Sunday 1pm – 46 Kaitoke St Sunday 2pm – 54 Wallis St

And a big thank you to the surf club and sea rescue members for their presence on the day in making this a safe event.

DECK CHAIR DELUXE $435,000 • Newly built home offers modern living at its best. • Entertainers open plan designed kitchen, dining & living area. • North facing expansive decking, extensive native planting. • Veggie planter boxes are already there for you to be self sufficient. • Double garage & room for the boat. • All the hard work has been done all you need to do is move in.




FIRST IN, FIRST HOME BUYER $299,000 • • • •

Character 3 bedroom home Huge lounge area Boat shed/single garage Rustic, charming – put your own mark on this one! • Situated on 840m²


OPEN HOME Sunday 12pm 16 Simon Rd

OFF THE GRID! $220,000


Price Reduced! Motivated vendor wants it SOLD!


Eco living within 85m² approx multi-container home located on a prime lifestyle block of 2.24 acres. • 2 double bedrooms, large bathroom featuring a composting toilet. • Combined Lounge/Dining area. • Large secure storage area. • 4 Solar Panels, with back up generators. Embrace the Eco – warrior within and benefit - utilise the elements via solar, wind and gas. Enjoy the location with a large entertaining deck to admire hints of the Tasman Ocean and majestic Mt Karioi.

This sweet 3 bedroom Raglan home, with a backyard and a single lock up garage, is available now as a long term rental. The home is fully furnished and conveniently located in Raglan West, close to the local store and school with the inner harbour at the end of the street. The decor is colourful, fresh and inviting, with a separate lounge. Pets considered. Tenants to maintain lawns & gardens. Please contact the property managers for further details.



14 Smith Street

NB: We are in need of good family friendly homes 3 bed plus and available long term. Julie Hanna

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