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Raglan and District Highland Pipe Band parading on Anzac Day this year. See story page 3 Image courtesy of Linda Holmes Photography Should you wish to aquire any images from this weeks Chronicle - please contact us on 825 7076 or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Like many Kiwis I have a wee bit of an issue with cholesterol, you know that stuff that clogs our arteries. I am mostly vegetarian, but I do eat the odd egg, chicken, sausage roll, toasted cheese sandwich and I drink milk in my coffee. My wife and I were discussing my recent blood test which showed that my body produces a bit too much bad cholesterol. There is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. The bad cholesterol is the artery clogging stuff and mine is not quite in balance with the good stuff. Doctors will say change your diet and exercise more to bring things back into balance.
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I laughed when my wife suggested that I change my diet and become vegan, cutting out animal products that contain cholesterol. She suggested that we start using the real names for the animal products that we eat. Many of the foods we eat have cleverly designed names that disguise the food so that we forget what we are really eating. Here is an example, ham. What is ham? Yanks sometimes use the word Ham to describe a funny person. Ham, the food, is actually a pig’s bum. So my wife said call it what it is and you may decide not to eat it. Call it, pig’s bottom. So here you are having lunch and someone says, Mark would you pass me the pig’s bottom please. Now that does put me off eating ham, which will help lower my bad cholesterol.
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Or how about this, instead of putting milk in your coffee, put in cow breast milk. It kind of changes ones perception, right? What about this “fry me up a gelatinous mass of chicken reproductive cells that come out of a chicken’s Zaragoza . Restaurant. Cafe. Dine in & Takeaway. 23 Bow St.......................................825 0205 ******”. Getting it now? How funny. That is right we call it an egg, usually. It does help to call your food its real name of origin. I won’t use the sausage example here in case you end up feeling a bit sick. So I am going to try it. Calling food WeatherMap - New Zealand weather forecasts http://www.weathermap.co.nz/?p=raglanc by its real name might help me live longer. “Oh pass me the bowl of plant leaves please.”
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Community turns out in force to celebrate garage man’s life Graham’s death came after 25 years of running what is now Raglan’s only servo. Despite battling illness for the past year, Graham never lost control of the business he loved, employee Leanne Shilton told his friends, family and customers – many left with standing room only - at Monday’s hour-long service. It was a credit to Graham, she said, that he still came to work most days despite his illness – and rang in when he
couldn’t make it. Often he was seen in his wheelchair under the hoist giving his take on things, Leanne recalled. Graham, 54, was a Kiwi bloke with a big heart beneath a tough exterior, she told those attending the celebration of his life. It was V8s, tow trucks, tools, sports and fishing that he loved, behind of course his second wife Cherie. Though they finally married only this February theirs was a 20-year relationship, and they shared children and grandchildren as well as a 12-hour a day, seven-day-aweek commitment to the service station, which was completely rebuilt several years ago. Graham’s shiny red Holden ute – parked often at the garage – was a real pride and joy, Leanne said. “It was Holden versus
Ford on the premises,” Leanne learnt very early in the job while wearing a random hat. “If you’re gonna wear a hat, wear a decent one,” he told her, indicating a Holden hat and suggesting the other be placed in the rubbish bin. Daugher Lisa Garrett told of Graham’s early life in Te Awamutu and Otorohanga, before discovering Raglan, when he crashed first one car and then another. But “fixing cars was his future, not crashing them”, she said, after an apprenticeship with the motor trade industry which gave him the highest marks in the country. Graham was buried on Monday at the Raglan Public Cemetery in East Street. A function followed at Raglan Sunset Motel in Bankart Street. Edith Symes
Rejuvenated pipe band echoes of yesteryear When Warren Yorston wanted to take up the bagpipes several years ago, he didn’t have to look far for help. His own grandfather Kelly Gifford of Te Uku not only passed on a set of pipes put away in a cupboard for 30-odd years but also taught his grandson the art of piping. Now Warren, at 27, is the youngest member of the local pipe band which meets every Tuesday night at the fire station to practise for upcoming events. And more often than not, Kelly’s there too – at 77, the band’s oldest member with 48 years of experience behind him. Kelly remembers when band practice was held in the town hall. “There was that much echo in there you’d hear the last bar coming from the other side of the hall,” he reckons. But that’s not a problem thanks to the carpeted floor of the fire station, he says. And he admits it’s good to see the pipe band, which started way back in 1947, flourishing again. Tom White, now in his 80s and living in Marine Parade, was one of the originals back then while the late Cecil Finlay, an institution at Te Uku Store, followed soon after and played for 46 years. But now it’s up to the next generation to continue “rejuvenating” Raglan and District Highland Pipe Band, says newcomer Rob Kirkwood, a self-confessed learner drummer who played on Anzac Day this year for the first time. So dedicated is this core group of six or so, says Warren, “we (actually) practise now”. That may not seem a particularly unusual thing for a band to do but before this year, adds
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Deirdre Bourne, they would just “go out and play” the town’s two local parades – Anzac Day on its own and New Years Eve with a few ring-ins from Cambridge and Te Awamutu. “I got inspired to play the bagpipes again,” explains Deirdre of her renewed commitment to a pastime she’d first taken up at the tender age of 7, “and needed a band to play with.” So she and Rob – an “absolute beginner” until two years ago but proud of his progress with personal drumming tuition every week in his Hamilton office – got talking about rejuvenating the band. Local pipers Jamie Edwards and Brett McCardle, who’ve been playing on and off since the ‘70s, complete the core group the Chronicle caught up with down at the fire station last week. Another couple who used to live here come sometimes too from Otorohanga to practise, while the band’s lead drummer – now living in Tauranga – just “turns up on the day and knows how to do it”, they all reckon. “He doesn’t pick up (drum) sticks between outings,” says Deirdre, implying he doesn’t need to. Since Anzac Day, when the band got all kitted out in their Hunting Stewart tartan for the procession downtown, they’ve also made appearances at last month’s creative market and at Raglan Trust Hospital and Rest Home where they delighted the oldies.
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“Half the people in the rest home used to be in the band,” reckons Rob. Now the band’s priming up for the official opening of the new Raglan Museum in a month or so. “We go and play with other pipe bands from time to time too,” says Rob – the 70+ Highlanders from Frankton being a particular favourite. “We’re the grommets,” he jokes, because its members are now all over 80, having started a decade ago in their 70s. “But it’s real good fun.” The local band’s keen to recruit new members – either drummers or pipers – and especially to “get the young people in”, says Deirdre. She adds there’s no need to have any Scottish ancestry. “I just heard bagpipes going down the road and wanted to play.” And while some may joke the sounds they make aren’t really music at all – you’ll always hear the one about the music store notice announcing “we sell musical instruments and bagpipes” – the skill does depend on some ability to read music. But against that Deirdre points out there’s only nine notes in all and “embellishments” which make it completely different from playing, for instance, the piano. Edith Symes
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Surfboard artist back on the road Next month, local resident Kaya Rayner, guitarist for hard-hitting metal/hardcore band Take The Willing, will be putting his days as a part-time artist and professional father on hold to tour the North Island with London-based rock band I Am Giant. Growing up in Raglan, Kaya was introduced to music at a young age, “I grew up playing the drums since I was about seven. I lost interest after a while and then mum got me a guitar,” says Kaya
The band’s 2007 debut album Fight Music, released through Universal on Deadboy Records, was mixed and mastered by acclaimed Swedish producers Eskil Lovstrom and Pelle Henricsson - responsible for some of the biggest albums in the metal and punk genres. Kaya describes Take The Willing’s success as almost accidental. After spending a decade with previous band, Abstract Thought, Take The Willing started off as a bedroom project that turned into something bigger. “We had one song and off the back of that song we got a
tour with Blindspott. We didn’t even have a set to tour with, just a couple of songs,” says Kaya. Critically acclaimed as one of New Zealand’s ‘next big things’, Take The Willing have performed with local acts Blindspott, The Bleeders and Antagonist AD as well as bigname international acts, Hatebreed, Refused and Poison The Well. The opportunity to join I Am Giant’s album release tour came about through the band’s connection with Shelton Woolright, ex-Blindspott member, now with I Am Giant.
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Take The Willing have been inactive in recent years, taking time off to raise their respective families and Kaya says, “It’s awesome to be asked to come.” Recently returned to Raglan after some time away pursuing his musical interests, Kaya has also been dabbling in surfboard art, collaborating with Hughes Surfboards. “Art is something I’ve dropped in and out of my whole life – I was never a serious artist. But this past year I’ve been doing heaps of drawing and painting, doing as much as I can and setting myself up to live a creative life,” says Kaya. Drawing inspiration from tattoo art and pop culture, Kaya uses POSCA paint pens to apply the eye-catching graphics to the surfboards. “I try not to do anything surf-related, I like doing things like tattoo flash, just clean, solid, simple stuff, if you call it pop art I guess that’s what it is.” One of his designs adorns Billy Stairmand’s surfboard and was gifted to the surfer after he beat ten time World Champion Kelly Slater at Margaret River in Australia. While keeping busy with his surfboard art, Kaya is looking forward to hanging out with his band and hitting the road again. “I love being on the road, I always make new friends and we’ve got our own tour family. I met (partner) Erin on the road, I got my family from touring so it’s given me a lot.” If you would like a custom surfboard graphic, contact Kaya at firstname.lastname@example.org or through Raglan Surf Co.
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Also, visit www.raglan.net.nz and go to the “Free Stuff’ page for your chance to win one of three copies of Take The Willing’s album, Fight Music. Maki Nishiyama
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Horror run for young Raglan film-maker
Animal Health Column For Raglan People + their Pets CARING FOR YOUR MATURE PET Your pets may still act young, but after their 7th birthday dogs and cats enter their mature years, the equivalent in human terms of entering your 50’s. Their nutritional and physical needs have changed and the feeding and exercise routine you have been using may no longer be ideal.
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They say the early bird catches the worm – except in Micah Puklowski’s case it was the biggest break of her fledgling career as a filmmaker. Earlier this year 26-year-old Micah, a self confessed “night owl”, was checking out creative jobs online at four o’clock one morning. And now, five months down the track, she’s got a German producer funding her horror film – The Deviation – written two years ago while she was still an honours student in media arts at Wintec. Micah, who’s grown up in Raglan and went to the local area school, says that when the ad for a new New Zealand horror script caught her eye in the wee hours, she was busy writing another script to complete her masters degree. But “I was in the (right) headspace”, says Micah who thought she might as well try her luck and answer the ad. So she emailed her edited script to Michael Kraetzer in Germany – and less than a week later heard back from the producer. He was keen to work with and develop her idea, which has four siblings driving home over the divvy to Raglan when tragedy strikes. She also made a brief trailer or “teaser” from the script, admitting she’s one of those “annoying people” who loves to do it all – writing, editing, shooting, directing. A lot has changed from her original script, with drafts and re-drafts, but now the movie is heading within the month into its “pre-production” phase in which a film crew is assembled and casting decisions are made. The producer is due in the country in a month or two, says Micah, and is aiming for a low-budget film with a short two-week shoot in Raglan come October. “It’s very exciting to get my very first script ever written to be produced and made into a movie,” she says. “It’s pretty huge.” Micah’s already got a string of movies and DVDs behind her from the past five years as a student but nothing of quite the magnitude she’s looking at now. She says the German producer is intent on making multiple movies for distribution and entering them in overseas film festivals. He’s warned her not to expect money so much at this stage as travel opportunities to promote the movie. And while it could all “fall apart”, adds Micah realistically, the ultimate goal if the movie does well overseas is to release it in New Zealand and pick up a distributor.
For Micah it’s a “great first opportunity” for a budding film career. She also has behind her the Kiwi director David Blyth, whose movies “Angel Mine” and “Death Warmed Over” have recently been re-released on DVD as horror classics. With David’s support, she’s hoping to have a real hands-on role when it comes to production of her own movie and wants Raglan local 12-year-old Ariana Brunet – who last year starred in the “This Is Not Your Life” primetime television series – to star too in The Deviation. “I wrote her into my script (specially),” says Micah, impressed with the young talent after meeting her through Raglan Film Festival at the Old School Arts Centre in October last year. At the same event, locals Ezra Andre and younger sister Janet O’Connell starred n Micah’s short horror film “Gone”, which had won the annual V 48 Hour Film Festival for Hamilton and took national best all-girls’ team. Ezra and her brother Josiah O’Connell also star in the trailer of The Deviation which can be viewed on Micah’s website at www.micahpuklowski.info . Edith Symes
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Councillor’s Column As we reach the middle of winter some of the big projects around town are going well. The piers for the new footbridge are all done, so it is only a matter of time before the new bridge is evident. The new museum and information centre is progressing well and looking good. The repairs to the wharf are nearly complete and a start on the building should be not far away - its at the final design stage now. The upgrade to the wastewater main is also going well and provision has been made in the annual plan to upgrade the Lorenzen Bay pump station and East Street rising main. Improvements to Long Street have been going well despite the weather. Apart from these big projects there are a number of smaller ones underway as well the drainage of the footpath along Wainui Road below the school, the upgrading of the walkway just before Riria Kereopa Memorial Drive as well as some work in Opotoru Road. The design for the upgrade of the library is also underway. Submissions are being received on the Wainui Reserve Management plan. These close on 12th August. Information is available from the Council Office. The district-wide growth and rural and coastal subdivision Variation 16 hearing will be heard on 24th August. I will attend as one of four hearing this important Variation to the District Plan. The new district plan was made operative on 28th June. Council has also started a review of the rating system which will include the ex-Franklin district which I hope will simplify and hopefully make the rating system better understood. I would like to congratulate the community organisations that have been planning or holding their AGMs at this time of year. I have been fortunate to attend some of these meetings and personally thank the committees for their continued work in our community. Without the numbers of willing volunteers undertaking a wide range of vital roles Raglan would be a much poorer community. I am still keen to hear from you about whether we should hold a similar events in the future to this year’s Harley Davidson Owners’ Rally. Now is the time to put your feelings forward. Finally I would encourage everyone with internet access to take a look at: http://www. waikatodistrict.govt.nz/ This website has all the information and links to all Council activities including meeting dates and reports, annual plan information including where your rates are spent. If you would like to discuss Council issues please contact me through the Council Office on 8258129, or on my mobile phone 0211553778 or email email@example.com In closing, I note with sadness the recent passing of Graham Garrett. We had all watched Graham and Cherie build their service station and workshop into a successful business and a real asset to Raglan. After all that work it was sad that Graham and Cherie had to face the unexpected challenge of a serious illness. We could only admire Graham’s determination not to go down without a brave battle and we will miss him as a committed Raglan businessman and local identity and friendly face around town. I offer my sincere sympathy to Cherie and family. Clint Baddeley District Councillor
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RAGLAN JUNIOR SOCCER: SAT 9th July 2011
RAGLAN JUNIOR RUGBY: SAT 9th July 2011
RESULT PLAYER/S OF DAY
Lost by default
Won 65-50 Txema Hazet Brown, James Newcombe
Lost 0-2 Meila P
7th Green Lost 30-35 Billy Mosen, Hudson Bidios
Lost 2-5 Niko Garside
7th Black Won 35-30 Taane Millward, Maru Maniapoto-Whitiora
8th Manta Rays
Draw 1-1 Darren Papa
Lost 0-3 Levi White
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Draw 3-3 Jet Hughes
Lost 1-3 Lucca Benseman
10th Bull Sharks
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Lost 15-45 Kyden Waitere, Makoare Mataira
Keaton Neels, Tom Wallace
Jayden Kalma, Trent Robin
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Wastewater project open days Whaanga Coast residents whose properties are earmarked for connection to the proposed wastewater project will have the opportunity to find out the details in an open day on 16 July.
Cr Clint Baddeley, Waikato District Council staff and the suppliers of the system will be there to answer questions informally and also through two briefings on the day. â€œWe want to ensure all residents have the opportunity to think about the proposal and provide feedback,â€? General Manager Water & Facilities Richard Bax says. â€œWe have already written directly to all ratepayers in the area. It is important that those whose properties are in line to be connected to the system and also those whose properties are larger, and therefore not required
to be connected know the reasons for this proposal and what is involved. Their feedback is important for us to factor into our final decisions about the project.â€? The council is aware that many ratepayers are concerned about the effects the present on-site systems are having on the environment, and that there will be a cost to rectify this. Once the consultation and feedback process is completed, the council will then decide whether the project will go ahead. If so, the design phase will begin. The council will keep in contact with all directly and indirectly affected ratepayers as the project progresses. Open Day Details:The open day will be held on 16 July at the Raglan Surf Club from 11am to 3pm, with briefings at 11.30am and 2pm.
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Computer History and Maintenance Part 1: Introduction
It used to be interesting that computers were founded on something called a â€œbitâ€?. There were magazine articles that explained how everything in our lives was going to be easier because of machines that could remember whether their bits were on or off. Anti-gravity and FTL (i.e. faster than light) space travel was surely just around the corner. That was a long time ago. There are no more magazine articles about the wonders of the bit, in fact the printed magazine itself is about to go the way of the dinosaur. We went from bits to bytes and from kilobytes to gigabytes. Now terabyte is in the vocabulary of our children. We have moved from main-frames to cloud computing and from PC to smartphone. We have come a long way without actually going anywhere. Computers are still full of bits and NASA is about to mothball the space shuttle program. What does that all mean to us? As far as computing is concerned it means there is a staggering amount of computing power in your home PC or in the smartphone (e.g. the Apple iPhone) you picked up the other day. The sheer quantity of information (e.g. songs and photos) that can fit into that smartphone and the way that you can just wave your fingers across the screen to catch up on the latest news, is in some ways more astounding than the efforts of the space shuttles. Seriously, weâ€™re a lot closer to having a Star Trek communicator than we are an Enterprise. So, the upside of all these advances in computing is that you can now purchase a desktop PC with incredible processing power, for less than the price of an average washing machine. Then you can connect it to the Web, the largest collection of facts and fiction that the human race has ever assembled. A resource that even comes with its own speedy research assistant, called Google. All for free (well, not the connection). Or you can purchase a smartphone for as little as the price of some nice jeans and tuck all of that power and information into your back pocket. Maybe thatâ€™s pushing it a little; the typical smartphone is not going to fit there and you really donâ€™t want to hear the noise they make when sat on.
But there is a downside. Companies developing software for these amazing computers have been in a race for the last few decades, to build more bells and whistles into their product than anyone else has in theirs. The results of these efforts can be truly daunting â€“ computers can be complicated. In spite of this, there are plenty of people who get by with the shallowest of relationships with their computer or smartphone. You can get by if the machine is properly setup for whatever it is you want to do, combined with a few demonstrations from people who know. But if anything to do with your machine changes, like when connecting up to the Internet at a new house, or installing new software to play the movies off your camera, then suddenly that relationship can be put to the test. In those small number of cases where something goes slowly but terribly wrong, stop. Step away from the computer. Go and have a cup of tea. Better still, go for a walk or unroll the yoga mat. Play some of that trippy, whale music. Have a nice conversation with a stranger. When the time is right, make your way back to the computer. Lift it gently off the desk and fling it out the window. Never go round that side of the house again. Ever. Next month we are going to have a quick look at what a computer is and the basic things you can do to prevent everything going terribly wrong. Eventually weâ€™ll also look at some alternatives to Flight Simulator. The Far Heap
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OPINION: Sunshine or shade? by Ian McKissack To be a pessimist or to be an optimist, that is the question. The accepted wisdom these days seems to be that only optimism is acceptable. It is what I call the cheerleader approach to life. You cheer and yell, dance wildly, turn cartwheels, in the optimistic hope that your team is going to win. But it loses anyway, sometimes or often, unless itâ€™s the Crusaders. The theory seems to be to be that if you think positive then some magical process increases the chance of a better outcome. Yeah, right! Underneath is the belief in a benevolent universe that rewards positivity. Even if you donâ€™t accept such sunny conclusions you might well argue that being optimistic endears you to other people. You are more likely to get a smile, your positive comments may brighten up someoneâ€™s day. If you tend even further, to sickly optimism, you may feel glad that someone else won the Powerball jackpot because they probably needed it more than you, who will win next time. Pessimism, now here we touch on wisdom, or am I exposing my true colours? The pessimist knows that things do not always turn out for the best, the divine power that orders things is called Chance. Of course if you make good choices, are responsible in your decisions and watch where you are going then your life has a good chance of staying on the tracks. Even so I only have to mention earthquakes and clouds of dust from a volcano to remind you that Chance is in charge. So the pessimist is always on the look out for signs of doom in the hope of taking evasive action. Pessimists do not expect all to be well and are therefore pleasantly surprised when the sun shines and the rain holds off until sundown. They are also likely to avoid disaster because they have been keeping a good look out. Giving pessimists a better name is important because their extreme relative, depression, gets a particularly bad name. The only thing wrong with the depressive is that is that he or she has taken pessimism too seriously. So, you optimistic cheerleaders, applause please for pessimists who keep the world a safer, if more sombre, place.
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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 18 JULY @ THE RAGLAN CLUB. 500 cards, 1pm.
TUESDAYS @ Raglan Club -- Texas Hold’em 6.30pm.
WED 20 JULY, RAGLAN RAMBLERS. Waitetuna to windfarm following the line of the power poles - bring lunch.
WED 20 JULY @ BLACKSAND CAFÉ. Knitting Circle from 9.30am. All welcome! ZUMBA! Waitetuna School Wednesdays 6pm Te Uku Hall, 7.30pm, Sarah T 8255844. THURSDAYS @ Raglan Community House 10 - 1pm CV Writing Assistance. FREE. All welcome.. Appts required. Ph 825 8142. HEALING ROOMS. 1st and 3rd THURS. 11-12pm. Plunket Rooms. THURS 21 JULY @ THE RAGLAN CLUB. Euchre. All welcome. 6pm.
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SAT 16 JUL @ YOT CLUB, DJ CARECA SELECTOR. 9pm. No door charge. FRI 29 JUL @ RAGLAN CLUB, CHAMPAGNE SISTERS. 7.30pm.
ASHTANGA YOGA: Weds 10-11am, Thurs 6.30-8pm. ‘Warm’ supper room Town. $12. 0220959027.
For Hire FLOOR SA N D IN G EQUIPMENT for hire. Ph Raglan Flooring 825 8777. BOUNCY CASTLE FOR HIRE, entertainment for the kids. Vicki 825 7575.
For Sale 2 x MACINTOSH 1.8 GH2 G5’s computers. 20” monitors. Running Mac OSX 10.3.9. 768 DDR SDRAM. Offers. 825 7076. FIREWOOD dry Manuka, cut to size, heaped trailor load, $125, delivered. Dave 825 7270. FIREWOOD Dry 6 x 6 trailer load. Pine for $90, delivered. 0210771524.
FIREWOODT-TREE/Manuka. $140 delivered per m3. $100. Ex yard. Ph 825 0522. FRIDGE / FREEZER, for sale. 58d x 52 wide x 140cm K. $80ono. 82509461. 0277584381. 344 LEYLAND TRACTOR, 4 cylinder diesel engine, around 55hp. Motor goes well. Front end loader, back blade, stock carrier. Sold as is, where is, would suit lifestyle block. $3,500ono. 825 0936 / 0276688255. KENT WOOD BURNER + flue and herth. Offers Ph 825 8557.
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GYM MEMBERSHIP for sale, Raglan Gym, $11 per week. Call Jamie on 021 2105 766. OAK EXTENSION TABLE and 4 matching chairs. Right Up My Alley, Volcom Lane. www.ruma.co.nz
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Raglan Real Estate Ltd Licenced (REAA 2008)
22nd July, AUCTION 6pm.
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 pm ly - 6 2 Ju Raglan 2 i r F St, ow 21 B
STYLISH LIVING – GORGEOUS LOCATION
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• 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
HOME FINAL NOTICE Saturday 11am
Saturday & Sunday 1pm 46 Kaitoke St
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MORTGAGEE AUCTION – LIFESTYLE BLOCK IN TOWN
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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.
2 Ju Fri 2
OPEN HOME FINAL NOTICE
Viewing BY APPOINTMENT
109 Greenslade Rd
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HOME FINAL NOTICE Saturday 11am
2 Fri 2
Owner Licensee Agent
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VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT Lot 38 - Flax Cove Stage 2
OPEN HOME FINAL NOTICE Saturday 11am
OPEN HOMES THIS WEEKEND
Tidy 3 dble bedrooms Character home Modern kitchen Polished floors Fireplace Low maintenance section Situated on 420m² Vendors want it sold!
Saturday 12pm – 460 Phillips Rd - Auction Saturday 1pm – 46 Kaitoke St - Auction Sunday 11am – 3397 SHW 23 (Te Uku) - Urgent Sale Sunday 12pm – 16 Simon Road - $435,000 Sunday 1pm – 46 Kaitoke Street - Auction Sunday 2pm – 54 Wallis Street - $695,000 CHARACTER, CLASS AND CHARM
• Tastefully refurbished with modern décor • 2 bedroom + office or 3rd brm • Fireplace, open plan living • French doors to sun-drenched deck & gardens • Cute as garden shed • 453m²
Sunny North facing position 3 bedrooms Water views from large balcony Easy care section Single garage with internal access Close to water access. ½ int in 1214m²
• Awesome rural property - 3 brm solid brick family home • 8 mins from Raglan, 100m from Te Uku School, Store & Coffee shop. • 9426m² of prime flat land planted out with vegetables, fruit & berries. • Harvest the vegetables, keep chickens & sheep, landscape to your style. • DON’T DELAY - Call with your offer TODAY!!
• Located 10 minutes from Raglan, 40 minutes from Hamilton. • Te Mata school approx. 100m down the road. • Close to west coast beaches and community services. • North facing tidy 3 bedroom home. • Stream bordering property . • Large 3 bay shed. • Situated on 2170m²
Licensee Branch Manager Licensed Auctioneer 0274 418 964
• 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.
LIVE YOUR COUNTRY DREAM $385,000
MORTGAGEE AUCTION –FLAX COVE
GE Whit TGA6pm, Ray R O M July -
URGENT SALE ! !
460 Philips Rd
A SHORT STROLL TO THE BAY - $365,000 • • • • • • •
OPEN HOME Saturday 12pm
St N TIO e, 21 Bow C U c E A Offi
ING T S I WL E N
• 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
CHARACTER CUTIE $335,000 • • • • • • • •
IT’S GOOD TO BE HOME!!
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Blair Hanna Licensee Salesperson Mob
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Published on Jul 12, 2011