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Mid Winter Swim - ‘Best Dressed’: Community House Team. Chrissy Hodkinson, Colin Hodkinson, and Nicci Standley Image: Emma Brooks
Swimmers forsake Sunday lie-in for a cold plunge
Grey skies didn’t deter a hard core group of Raglan people from braving the chilly waters of the harbour on Sunday morning. A determined group of around 30 locals took the plunge for the Annual Mid Winter Swim, which raises money for the Raglan Surf Club and Raglan Coastguard.
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Winner of the adult section: Colin Hodkinson who came dressed as a wine waiter. Winner of the children’s section: shared between several children. Winner of the bottle of sambuca for catching the ball: Mick Hodgson Thanks to all the sponsors, for their generous support: Four Square, Raglan Bookshop, Te Kopua Domain Camp Store, Raglan Wholesale, Zaragoza, Raglan Bakehouse, Atamira, Harbour View Hotel, Raglan Pharmacy, Jet, Wainui Rd Food Market, Burger Shack, Kanuka, Topcut Butchery, Blacksand.
Orca Restaurant and Bar. Dine in & Takeaway. 2 Wallis St...........................................825 6543 Raglan West Store. Takeaways.45 Wainui Rd...............................................................825 8293 The Shack. Dine in or Takeaway. 19 Bow Street...........................................................825 0027 The Raglan Club. Dine in or Takeaway. 22-24 Bow Street............................................ 825 8288 Zaragoza . Restaurant. Cafe. Dine in & Takeaway. 23 Bow St.......................................825 0205
The event raised around $100 with Ray White donating $500 and the Chamber of Commerce giving a further $200. Emma Brooks. Image below - thanks to Linda Holmes
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RAGLAN'S WEATHER & TIDES Friday 2 July 2010 Summary
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For all forecasts check out WeatherMap.co.nz Max Wind Waves* Tides* Sun/Moon temp (C) (km/hr) (m) (High/Low) (Rise/Set)
Sunny with rain
SW 20 am SW 25 pm
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am R 07:40 am S 05:08 pm MR 11:40 pm MS 11:33
Mainly fine with possible showers
NE 10 am NW 10 pm
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am R 07:39 am am S 05:09 pm pm pm MS 11:56 am
NE 30 am NE 15 pm
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am R 07:39 am S 05:09 pm MR 12:37 pm MS 12:21
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Mainly fine with possible showers
NE 20 am NE 25 pm
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02:50 09:20 03:30 09:40
am R 07:39 am S 05:10 pm MR 01:35 pm MS 12:47
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03:40 10:20 04:30 10:50
am R 07:39 am S 05:10 pm MR 02:35 pm MS 01:16
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04:50 11:20 05:40 11:50
am R 07:39 am S 05:11 pm MR 03:37 pm MS 01:51
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Sunny with showers
SW 20 am SW 40 pm
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Mainly fine with possible showers
SW 35 am SW 35 pm
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Mainly fine with possible showers
SW 15 am SW 15 pm
H 06:00 am R L 12:20 pm S H 06:40 pm MR MS
07:38 05:12 04:42 02:32
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RAGLAN UNION CHURCH 3 Stewart Street
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10am - 11am Communion every 4th Sunday Kids Club: Mondays 3pm-4.30pm Opportunity Shop Saturday in the Hall 9am - 11.30am
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1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays in Raglan 2nd and 4th Sundays in Te Mata Further information: Raglan 825 8135 Parish Priest Fr Anselm Aherne: Frankton 847 56 88
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Contact: Administrator Jan Mitchell ph 825 5122
Raglan’s Iris honoured with volunteer award Iris Porter has volunteered at Raglan’s Community House for the past 16 years. From Monday to Friday she can be found hard at work downstairs at the Bargain Basement – sorting through donated goods and keeping everything shipshape.
something for me to aim for everyday instead of lolling round the house.” She was presented with her award at a ceremony held last Wednesday at Waikato Stadium. Winning came as something as a shock. “My son was sitting next to me,” she recounts. “He said, “Mum it’s you.” I couldn’t believe it.”
And her work doesn’t end there - after the shop has closed she often takes clothing home to wash and mend. Last week Iris’s dedication to her community was rewarded at the Volunteering Waikato awards, where she received the individual Volunteer of the Year excellence award, ahead of 24 other nominees.
the award by the Whaingaroa Environment Centre.
Volunteering Waikato general manager Heather Moore said she was thrilled that nominations had risen from 15 last year to 35 this year, and by the community support through donations and attendance at the awards night.
The Community House also nominated volunteer Barbara Rothwell for the excellence award. Barbara helps out at the House as well as volunteering at the Lion’s Op shop. Community House coordinator Chrissy Hodkinson says both ladies make a huge contribution to the community.
Iris says she loves her role at the Bargain Basement. “I get to meet lots of people and it’s
Raglan’s Helen Paki was also nominated for
Staff and volunteers of the Raglan Community House at a special afternoon tea, held last Friday. The event was organised by the House to coincide with Volunteer Awareness Week and to say thank-you to volunteers.
Barbara Rothwell & Iris Porter with her Volunteering Waikato award
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year in the case of high rainfall. This year (1 July 2009 – 30 June 2010) unscheduled discharges have taken place on 12 days.
The unscheduled discharge began at 5pm on Tuesday 22 June and was completed at 1.30pm on Monday 28 June. The tertiary treated wastewater was pumped through an ultraviolet steriliser before being discharged through the Raglan harbour wastewater outfall pipe. Council is permitted to pump treated wastewater outside the daily tidal periods for up to 20 days per
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Waikato District Council has been forced to discharge treated wastewater outside the normal daily tidal periods during the past week. Heavy rain caused the ponds at the Raglan wastewater treatment plant to reach maximum storage capacity and the discharge was necessary to reduce the risk of the ponds overflowing.
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Feeling blue? Depression: A small word that describes a huge range of negative thoughts and feelings.
Emotions such as sadness, utter despair, hopelessness, fear, anger, guilt, frustration, loneliness and a sense of persecution all affect the body, which in turn affects the mind, and so a vicious circle begins. One in every twenty five people feels depressed enough to seek professional help at some point in his or her life, and on average twice as many women seek help as men. Depression is diagnosed by a practitioner when a person has been feeling down for a significant length of time, for months rather than weeks. Severe or prolonged depression requires professional help rather than self-help. Mild depression, however, can often be relieved by making minor changes in your lifestyle. If you
are under too much pressure, give up one or two activities. If you feel isolated, take up a new interest or hobby. If you have children, organize a babysitter so that you can have at least one a night a week to yourself. Food also plays a large part. Try to minimize your intake of sugar, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine and refined carbohydrates. Natural, proven medications may also help. The qualified team of practitioners at The Herbal Dispensary are able to assess and work out a tailor made treatment plan for you. All you need to do is make an appointment.
Help is never out of reach. Depression helpline 0800 111 757 www.depression.org.nz The Herbal Dispensary Team 07 8257444
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2010 ‘Variety Mini Bash’ wants to help Raglan children The Variety Mini Bash is coming to Raglan during the weekend of 17-19 September, 2010 and wants to help children in need in the area. Variety - The Children’s Charity is currently seeking applications for funding to be considered for distribution during the Variety Mini Bash. Application forms are available online at www. variety.org.nz or by phoning (09) 520 4111. Families and child-related organizations in need in Raglan should submit a grant application form to Variety, by the closing date of 31 July, to be considered for a grant for presentation during this year’s Mini Bash. A shorter but equally exciting version of Variety’s signature event, the Variety Bash, the Variety Mini Bash is a long weekend take on the main Bash. This year’s event will see a convoy of around 30 crazy Bash vehicles and support cars, travel from Papakura to Te Awamutu via Port Waikato, Raglan and Waitomo. Variety CEO Lorraine Taylor says that the mission of the Variety Mini Bash is to distribute grants to New Zealand children, as well as bring magic and fun to the schools and communities it visits. “We urge families and children’s welfare organisations to get their applications in for a Variety Mini Bash grant as soon as possible,” said Ms Taylor. Applications are considered by Variety’s Grants Committee and funds are granted to those projects the committee considers will make a tangible
difference to improving the quality of life for sick, disabled and disadvantaged New Zealand children aged up to 18 years. Examples of items that may be considered for funding include specialised trikes, computer equipment for special hearing and communications requirements, sport/play/art and cultural equipment, and customised equipment for children with special needs. Variety aims to plug the gaps that other organizations or the government can’t or won’t fill and is often a last resort of funding for families. Last year the Variety Mini Bash travelled from Auckland to Cambridge and distributed over $20,000 to children, schools and child welfare organisations in the areas it visited. Variety is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary in New Zealand and has distributed over $11.7 million in grants to Kiwi kids in that time.
Applications for grants to be presented on the 2010 Variety Mini Bash must be received by 31 July 2010. For more information on how to apply or to download an application form, go to the Variety website www.variety. org.nz or phone (09) 520 4111. For more information on the 2010 Variety Mini Bash (17-19 September), please go to www.variety.org.nz
Wild ginger and woolly nightshade in Raglan
Environment Waikato is urging the Raglan community to get on top of wild ginger and woolly nightshade.
Under EW’s Regional Pest Management Strategy, wild ginger and woolly nightshade are designated as “total control containment pest plants”, which means landowners and occupiers are required to control them on their property. “Many Raglan people are being proactive in the control of these weeds already. Now we need other members of the community to step up to the mark and control the woolly nightshade and wild ginger growing on their properties,” said biosecurity contractor Philip Mabin. EW is happy to provide landowners with factsheets that give information on the best techniques for eradicating these plants. Pest plant biosecurity contractors may be contacted on 0800 BIOSEC (246732). Wild ginger was introduced from India to New Zealand as a garden plant. It has striking yellow flowers
with an attractive scent and shiny red seed capsules. Its massive rhizomes (root system) form dense layers. Wild ginger can be dug out, but all the roots and tubers have to be carefully removed. A herbicide may also be used to control wild ginger. Dispose of the rhizomes where they cannot re-grow. Do not dump them. Place them in household waste collection. Woolly nightshade is a shrub or small tree that grows very rapidly. The berries, which are poisonous to people, are eaten by birds which then disperse the seeds. Woolly nightshade has clusters of small mauve flowers and velvety grey-green leaves which give off an unpleasant smell when crushed. To get rid of this plant, cut it off at the stump and immediately paint the whole stump with herbicide. Pull out small plants less than 60 centimetres tall, shake all the dirt from the roots and leave the plant to wither and dry out. Larger trees can be drilled or slashed and poisoned.
Business Report This is the first of a monthly column from the Raglan Chamber of Commerce. One feature of this column is to answer your questions about business or related issues. So please email any questions to email@example.com
Why are you called ‘Chamber’ of Commerce. It sounds so old fashioned. We agree it does suggest we are a dusty old legal fraternity as the name may suggest.We can assure you we are not. Chambers of Commerce exist throughout NZ. It’s a well established organisation for business people. When we were looking at forming a group last year we decided to become a Chamber because we were ‘given permission’ to adopt their documents etc and so avoid having to reinvent the wheel. Why have you formed your group? For the last 4 years Raglan has not had a group dedicated to business owners and operators. A number of these people expressed a strong interest in such a group.
Q: How has it been going so far?
Q: A: A ‘Variety Bash’ street parade
A. The response in the first year of operation from the Raglan Business community has been very encouraging. We’re going from strength to strength as more business people recognise the personal and business benefits and opportunities they can obtain from membership.
What are the current issues you are concerned about? Road closures as it affects business.Harbour Board Leases and future town planning especially in and around the CBD.
Events This Month
Wednesday 14 July 7.00am – 8.30am BREAKFAST at Zaragoza. Networking, updates and the speaker is Dave Currie. Wednesday 28th July 5.30pm AFTER FIVES Find out about some of the other businesses in Raglan and the people who drive them.
Business Tip of the Month
Spend time developing your network of associates It has been well said “It’s not what you know but who you know that really matters”. While business acumen and skills are very important for successful business, who you know could save you a lot of time and pain. This is especially true for the small business owner who is not able to employ specialist staff. So spending time in developing a broad range of relationships is time well spent.
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