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We catch up with the Maui Dolphin Day crew and chat to cetacean advocate and activist, Peggy Oki.


Take a look at some of the local businesses that are run by women in Raglan.


Ruby Gibbs sits down with Kaleb Kingi to discuss all things mental health in this issue.




ON THE COVER: Peggy Oki Image | Geraldine Burns ig: @g.design_photo





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Defibrillators can save lives in the event of an accident or medical emergency. Here is where they are located in Raglan.  24 HOURS:

St John Raglan (11 Wainui Road)

Raglan Club (22 Bow Street)

Raglan Holiday Park (61 Marine Parade)

The Institute of Awesome (5B Whaanga Road)

Ranmgitahi /The Hut ( 29 Rangitahi Road)

Raglan Surf Life Saving Club (Ngarunui Beach) (downstairs - outside wall) public can access 24/7 when they phone 111 for the  lock combination


Raglan Gym (32 Bow Street)

Raglan Medical Centre (9 Wallis Street)

Raglan Police (3 Wi Neera Street)

Xtreme Zero Waste (186 Te Hutewai Road)

Raglan Surf Life Saving Club (Ngarunui Beach)

Raglan Coastguard (Raglan Wharf) Camp Raglan (578 Wainui Road)

e-Coast Marine Consulting (18 Calvert Road)

This info can be found on the AED app.

You can download it for free on your phone.

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Raglan Chronicle Magazine Issue April 2023 | 3 CONTENTS 4 iHub Volunteer Profile with John Grenside 5 Interview with Peggy Oki & Māui Dolphin Day 6 Adrenaline Alley - a new space for kiteboading 7 Armstrong Foils sponsors Waterbourne Beach Festival 8 Introducing the Intimate Table 9 Talking About Mental Health: Kaleb Kingi 10 Conversations about Migration 11 Raglan Arts Weekend: Emerging Artists Exhibition 12-13 FEATURE: Women in Business 14 Dicey Wines at Shack Dinner Night 15 Shop Without Packaging this Easter 17 The Legal Squeeze Podcast with Gina Jansen 17 Introducing Igarti Management 18 Music at the Old School Arts Centre this April 18-33 Real Estate 34 Local Social 35 Quickfind Local Trades Directory 36 What's On / Gig Guide / Classifieds Come and visit us at 58 Wallis Street, Raglan Phone 027412 7082 Follow and share us on facebook: @rivetvintage instagram: @rivetvintage Have a look on our website for more information VINTAGE SHOP & GALLERY

Underthe umbrella of the Whaingaroa/Raglan Destination Management Organisation (WRDMO), the Whaingaroa/Raglan iHub is Raglan’s visitor information one-stop shop catering for both locals and visitors.

The iHub is located where the old i-site was in the Raglan museum foyer. The iHub is run by a team of dedicated volunteers who are affectionately known as the "ihubbers." One of those volunteers is John Grenside, who also happens to be an active member of our local Volunteer Coastguard crew.

I had the opportunity recently to learn more about how he became involved with the iHub team and what he loves about being in Raglan.

What inspired you to come and live in Raglan?

I was born and raised in Taumarunui, Ruapehu is my mountain and Whanganui is my river. I spent the last 40 years in Hamilton, along with my wife Sandra, running a distribution business that supplied cafes in the Waikato. However, my next love after family is surfing, which led us to seek a change in direction and lifestyle. Finally, we made the move to Raglan a year ago and became one of the shiny new people who have set up in Rangitahi.

Can you tell us a bit about the Whaingaroa/ Raglan iHub?

The iHub is made up of a diverse group of people of all ages and experience, all with the common goal of making visitors feel welcome. Not much has changed when you read the history of Whaingaroa-Raglan. Māori were very giving with their time, labour, food, and land. Possibly, if they had known the outcome, it would have been a different story, but that's a whole story on its own!

How did you become involved with the iHub team?



I saw a request for volunteers on the Waikato volunteering website and was looking for a way to become involved in the community and form new connections. When I met with Jacqueline Anderson, the iHub Manager, it was a good fit since my work time is flexible and it was a small commitment in actual time. In-depth knowledge of Raglan was not a prerequisite but more of a willingness to listen, and the use of Google has been invaluable.

What do you love about being in Raglan?

I was obviously drawn to Raglan for the surf and sun, but since setting up home here, my wife and I have come to realise that the town is much more than just a surf destination. There are not many small towns of less than 4000 people that can boast the best left-hand break, two radio stations, a movie theatre, performing arts, an artisan bakery, a brewery, a mountain bike park, a big arts and craft scene, a night venue the envy of larger cities, every club under the sun you could think of, and great food and coffee. But more importantly, it's the people. We love the diversity of cultures that make up Raglan, underpinned by local hapu/ iwi, who have obviously shaped a lot of what makes Whaingaroa-Raglan what it is today. It’s also cool to hear and see the different languages/ cultures that are contributing to the richness of Raglan.

What is your role as a volunteer at the iHub?

As a volunteer at the iHub, I serve as a conduit between locals, businesses, clubs, and anything Raglan, and the visitors who are looking for information about and on Raglan and to a lesser degree, the Waikato region. The most common questions are: what can we do, what can we see, and where can I stay?

The iHub is being very proactive in setting up a digital platform, which will aid visitors in finding that information, plus it advertises our businesses including accommodation, activity providers, cafes and much more. We are also a retailer of all things crafty that are produced in Raglan. This helps fund iHub operations. What do you think are the biggest challenges for Raglan?

The biggest challenge for Raglan is to keep that uniqueness that is Raglan. We are still super popular going by the numbers of visitors coming through the iHub combined with Kiwis wanting a change in lifestyles. I don't think anyone wants Raglan to become the next Byron Bay. Hopefully, with the work of the DMO, Raglan Naturally, the Raglan Business Chamber, other organisations and community, we can proactively influence our visitor development while keeping Raglan's special vibe. Clean water and sea would be the other challenge, along with sustainable development.

Interested in becoming an iHub volunteer like John? Contact Jacqueline at jacqueline@ for more information on how you can get involved. We would love to hear from you!

Website Launch Celebration

The iHub and DMO recently celebrated the launch of their new website which showcases local activities, events, accommodation and much more.

A massive thank you to all our business partners who attended; Waikato District Mayor Jacqui Church, Labour MP Angela Roberts, Raglan Bizworx Chartered Accountants, Raglan Business Chamber, and Raglan Museum along with our creatives/artisans who provide the iHub with handcrafted products and the many others who came along to celebrate. Also, a big thanks to Workshop Brewing Ltd for their generous sponsorship on the night.

If you are a local business and would like to advertise and support the iHub in the work that we do for our community, contact Jacqueline on email or sign up online at

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Raglan iHub volunteer John Grenside. All images | Shelly Rikys From left, Cr Lisa Thomson, Mayor Jacqui Church and Brian Thurogood. Locals and business owners gathered to celebrate the website launch.


Peggy Oki is a skateboarder, surfer, artist, activist, adventurous spirit, and so much more. She was the only female member of the Zephyr skateboard team in the 1970’s (featured in the documentary “Dogtown & Z-Boys”).

Beyond skateboarding and surfing, Peggy is an artist, educator, environmental activist, public speaker, rock climber, and world traveller. She has been an advocate for cetacean rights and protections for 40+ years.

Peggy founded “Origami Whales Project” in 2004 and welcomed global public participation (of all ages) to participate in creating environmental art installations to raise awareness about threats to cetaceans across the world. Peggy has shared her passions and activism through public speaking for years.

When did you take an interest in the Maui Dolphin and what encouraged you to get involved?

Over 20 years ago I first learned about the Māui at an event at the Town Hall. Upon becoming aware of how endangered the Māui Dolphin was, I felt I needed to help in whatever way I could.

Since that day, I have volunteered to coordinate art actions to raise awareness and be a voice for popoto. Whenever open for submissions, we send postcards and messages including our now over 9,600 'Let’s Face It' Visual Petitions* to the NZ government.

How do you hope your art helps the cause?

Art can be a universal language, visually drawing viewers and communicating our concerns.

How did the community get involved ?

Included are 55 Māui Dolphins drawn on the origami to represent the estimated remaining population of individuals of age 1 year or older. Messages have been written on some along with the wish that Popoto will be saved from extinction and in the future to thrive as they did over 5 decades ago.

The 'Entanglement of Māui' piece is now complete, and I invite all interested to take a look.

What do you love about the time you spend in Whāingaroa?

I love the community, environmental and arts especially, the native birds, and the summers in Whāingaroa.


The turnout at the scaled down Raglan’s Māui dolphins’ gathering recently may have been on the smaller side, but organisers remain upbeat and hope to bring back the full event next year.

Children and their parents came and went at the venue, the Union Church hall in Stewart St, some playing games and winning prizes with Pare Kore educator Paul Murray while others made origami dolphins which were then crafted into an installation by environmental artist Peggy Oki.

The day was all about community engagement, Katie Lowe of Whaingaroa Environment Centre told the Chronicle of the 100 or so through the doors. Given the good weather WEC was expecting 300, she added, although it was also aware of competing interests that weekend.

WEC traditionally holds its Māui Dolphin Day – to raise awareness of a species on the brink of extinction – in conjunction with Xtreme Zero Waste’s annual raft race down at Papahua reserve.

But Covid has got in the way these past few years, leading to the decision to keep things smaller this time round.

An online event was organised last year, Katie adds, because of restrictions on the size of gatherings; and there

were some well-supported “pop-up” events like local Science Nights in-between times.

Doing something rather than nothing is important, she insists. “Or there’s silence.”

As WEC’s core community event – run now for 15-odd years – Māui Dolphin Day is about educating and enabling the community to take care of its marine environment, says committee member June Penn.

WEC is now focused on researching the health of local waters to see what factors may be contributing to Whāingaroa’s loss of the smallest and rarely seen dolphin, she adds.

“We want to come up with recommendations to engage the community to take action.”

Californian-based artist and surfer Peggy Oki who returns to Raglan most summers has long lent her energies to the cause, creating thousands of origami dolphins over the years to draw attention to the demise of Māui dolphins.

There are believed to be fewer than 50 and they inhabit only the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island.

More than 1000 of the origami variety – made by supporters, including local school students – make up Peggy’s mosaic-style installation which will now be on show downtown at the library.

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Origami dolphins were crafted into an installation by environmental artist Peggy Oki. Image | Geraldine Burns


As the world's leading manufacturer of kites and paragliders, Ozone has been providing adrenaline seekers with unparalleled "stoke" for years, a key concept in mind for new owners Morgan Coster and partner Bibiana as they embark on their new journey of heading up Raglan's own Ozone NZ, cleverly cueing the name Adrenaline Alley.

Ozone NZ first made its Raglan debut in 2017, with the previous owner, Matt Taggart, providing the community with means to ride the wind. Since then, the business has grown into a collection house of fun, retailing top-of-the-line kites, paragliders, and foils, all powered by the thrill of the ocean.

After an evening Q&A with the Adrenaline crew (Morgan Coster, Bibiana Peterson, FrancoisXavier, and Alina Kara) it was clear that passion and dedication are at the forefront of this exciting turnover; with a humble beginning –

Morgan and Bibi, what was it that brought you to Raglan initially?

Kiting brought us out here and essentially to one another. When I came here after travelling and saw kiting for the first time, I was immediately convinced, so I packed my bags, put a kite in my hands, and never looked back.

When did you first meet Matt Taggart and fall in with Ozone NZ?

We met at Wainamu Beach while I was living in Hamilton as a tool-maker engineer. The then Ozone R&D team discussed building prototype pieces and how long the process takes from idea to in-hand product. Chiming in, I told the crew I could have those pieces in their hands by the next day. We have been mates ever since, and by the end of 2016, I started working for him in the retail shop down Volcom Lane, helping to grow the business by learning and puzzling pieces together till they fit.

Where did the name Adrenaline Alley originate from?

We have been talking about changing the name for a while now to better encompass the shop's nature. Being the leading distributor for Ozone NZ, and with a building repertoire of brands, like Armstong foils, WayDoo, and more, the original name felt restricting. In addition, as all these sports are adrenaline-based, the name Adrenaline Alley better suits the shop's personality.

How did the change of hands and transition go over?

Matt and I had been playing with this idea for a long time, so it has been in the pipeline since the early days. Going from an engineer to the owner has been a remarkable journey, jumping in at the deep every step of the way. With that in mind, there has been a lot of learning over the years. This business has been an incredibly educational and rewarding process that we will continue to learn from.

What is your mission for Adrenaline Alley?

Take over New Zealand by selling the stoke. In truth, we want to get more people, old and young involved in this ever-growing sport we love and share the adrenaline-based froth it inspires.

What has been your favorite part of this process?

Being able to create it, taking it from an idea, playing around with different pieces and concepts to build what it is today. Now the shop and its

copious resources allow us to welcome new people to the sport in arguably the best playground we call home. But, in all honesty, it all comes down to sharing the stoke.

For instance, winging has attracted such a vast demographic, from the older windsurfers guys down to the young groms pushing the limits on a foil, creating such a unique community; and it is one where everyone looks out for one another, no matter what. From helping to launch kites to sharing gear, everyone is there for a good time.

Bibi, what about you?

As the cheerleading squad, I have been able to watch this business grow in the incredible ways it has, and watching "Morgs" go from employee to the all-hands-on-deck owner has been an incredibly inspiring journey to be a part of.

Are there any exciting plans for the shop looking forward?

Wind is free, and creating fun from it is easier than ever with the technology we now have in the shop. Getting more kids involved in this endorphinreleasing and stoke-providing sport is something I would like to add to the community.

In light of sharing the "froth," as Bibi would say, the team at Adrenaline Alley will offer a free foil lesson to whoever reads this article and makes it down to the shop first.

So what are you waiting for? Head down to 2 John Street and join the adrenaline movement. To stay connected with the Adrenaline team, check out their website: or give them an Insta follow @adrenalinealley_

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Adrenaline Alley crew from left, FrancoisXavier, Bibiana Peterson and Morgan Coster. New owners of Adrenaline Alley: Morgan Coster and Bibiana Peterson. Bibiana Peterson, Francois-Xavier, Alina Kara and Morgan Coster. Kite boards along with other kite gear is sold at the new retail space.


public in 2017 after lots of development and problem solving. In 2017/18 the sport began to take off globally as people began to realise the advantage of foiling, combined with social media's reach the sport of foiling exploded.

What are the different products you produce and who are they mainly targeted towards?

Today Armstrong has a complete range of foils, wings, and boards that cover everyone from beginner to expert. The Armstrong goal is to get people out there enjoying the feeling and excitement of foiling but also the experience of being out there in the elements, harnessing the powers of nature... it's good for the soul!

You have been described in your industry as 'leading the world'. How has the business progressed to the point it is now and what key factors have contributed?

As a company we are very motivated to be at the cutting edge of the sport and our passion is spread across the various disciplines. Our goal is to make top quality equipment to explore and enjoy the sensations created.

For sure we are a major player but that is just a result of our drive and passion to create equipment that gets us and our friends out there having fun and improving.

Sponsorship and events are obviously an important aspect of the company. What is in the pipeline moving forward?

The 2023 Waterbourne Beach Festival was held at Mount Maunganui in early March and hosted by the Global Wingsports Association (GWA). It's the first time the GWA event has been hosted outside of Europe.

The Festival is a wing foiling competition consisting of three disciplines: race, freestyle and wave - bringing together some of the best wingfoil athletes in the world. Armstrong Foils, a business originating in Raglan was a sponsor of the festival and we caught up with the team to hear about the event.

For those not familiar with foiling can you explain the concept? How do people describe the experience?

Foiling is often likened to riding powder on a snowboard due to the floating sensation which is highly addictive. Hydrofoils have been around in the sailing and board riding world for more than 20 Years, but due to the advancement in tech in the last five years, the sport has become far more accessible and easier. A hydrofoil kit is made up of a specialized board that features a wingshaped foil attached to its underside. The foil is designed to create lift, allowing the board to rise out of the water as it gains speed. This reduces drag and allows the rider to move much faster than with a traditional surfboard or kite board. As seen with the Americas Cup and Sail GP the advent of the hydrofoil has changed the face of sailing due to the incredible efficiency that foils bring, much higher top speeds (40knots) and a better wind range makes for very exciting sailing and viewing. The hydrofoil allows a boat or wing foiler to travel up to 3 times wind speed.

In the open ocean, the hydrofoil allows riders to ride open ocean swell instead of relying on a breaking wave. If you have ever been on a boat and seen the rolling waves and mind surfed riding ocean swell instead of a breaking wave, the hydrofoil makes this dream a reality. You can literally ride an open ocean bump for kilometers.

There are several different disciplines to enjoy Foiling.

Wing Foiling: A handheld wing to propel a hydrofoil board through the water. It’s the fastest growing Foiling discipline

Wake Foiling: Riding a standing wake from a boat

Kite Foiling: Allows kiting in low winds

Tow Foiling: Being propelled into waves using a jet ski or boat

Surf Foiling (Prone Foiling): Paddling into waves like traditional surfing. Once the board has forward momentum, the rider is lifted out of the water to ride above the wave. Advanced riders can ride a wave, then pump back out to link up multiple waves to create one long ride (world record is around 3 hours on foil).

SUP Foiling: Stand up Paddle foiling

Wind Foiling: Windsurfing, but on foil

Can you talk about the origins of the business? How did you come to enter the world of foiling design and production?

Armstrong Foils was born right here in Raglan with Armie Armstrong at the helm, Rob Whittall, Andrew McGregor and Bryce Rhodes all came in to support the quest to create ultra high quality foils and associated equipment. It all started back in 2015 with just an idea that then turned into prototypes before releasing to the

Straight off the back of the GWA event, we had our team attend the Sail GP event in Christchurch where Armstrong sponsor the Inspire programme aimed to support Youth into sailing and foiling. Armstrong will be involved in the Inspire programme as Sail GP moves around the globe, as well as sponsor other events that bring awareness to the sport.

At a local level have you seen an increase in the sport? Does Raglan have the conditions to support it? Will we see more of it?

Raglan is a fantastic location for foiling, we have great conditions for all foil disciplines. We are blessed with wind and waves so almost everyday you can get foiling here in Raglan. We have seen great local growth, lots of people wing foiling but also surf and SUP foiling is now growing as people begin to realise the potential. On top of that Morgan at Adrenaline Alley runs foil lessons and gets people foiling in a matter of hours. Morgan also has a wide range of stock for all disciplines.

We have recently had Armstrong's pro riders here in Raglan and they were all blown away by how amazing this place is for all foils disciplines. We were towing in at the bar with them, wing foiling at Manu and the harbour entrance as well as some Surf and Sup foiling at the beach and Mussel Rock. We are in a foiling paradise right here.

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WE CHAT TO ANDREW MCGREGOR FROM ARMSTRONG FOILS Armstrong Foils was a sponsor of the 2023 Waterbourne Beach Festival, held at Mount Maunganui in early March of this year.

Ashleigh Lawless is a freelance recipe developer, food stylist, writer, art director and creative living in Raglan. She talks about her creative studio ‘The Intimate Table’ and how Raglan is transforming the evolution of her work.

Describe what you do and what ‘The Intimate Table’ is all about.

Hello! I write, edit, photograph and develop recipes, a bunch of food stuff really. The Intimate Table is a culinary studio producing recipes and food content designed around brands I partner with, recipes that capture essence and energy unique to their context.

One of my guiding philosophies is that beautiful food relies on the basic premise that it is the food of the moment. A cold nectarine by the sea in summer, hair dripping with salt, a leftover chicken and stuffing sandwich 26/12, cold blue mornings of buttered toast and velvet bitter coffee.

What is your background ? How did you get involved in recipe development and food writing?

I come from a background in graphic design and visual communications but my world has always revolved around food. I come from a household where food is the love language and all great conversation and connection has always been over a shared meal.

The Intimate Table has really been the culmination of the last 7 years in the design industry and the ceaseless inspiration I derive from food. It felt very organic to turn my focus



to the world of food writing, transferring my skills in brand and design to the creation and integration of ritual and recipe.

Food is a huge part of your life. How has Raglan reflected that passion?

Intertwined into the fabric of this coastal town is the unique connection the people have to community which has allowed for small and vibrant food-focused businesses to thrive. The collective here is rich with story and narrative.

As the project evolves I am finding myself increasingly drawn to the stories, places, products and recipes colouring the narrative of New Zealand’s ever-evolving food scene as well as the extended world of atmosphere, alchemy and the people behind it all.

I am currently exploring what ‘New Zealand’ means through the lens of cuisine, hopefully in a way that avoids pretension, staying clear of trends, nothing too fancy or tokenistic. The next chapter of The Intimate Table hopes to capture the stories that connect us to people, delving into the portals of tradition, the deep emotion linked to food and the symbolic layers recipe has historically held.

Raglan has inspired a pivot from simply writing recipes to exploring the stories and people behind them.

How do people get in touch?

Keep an eye on @theintimatetable for the next iteration of the project kicking off next month. To inquire about projects of any kind get in touch via my website www.


Serves 2 | Prep time 5min | Total time 5min

With the arrival of Autumn there comes a sparse speckling of perfect frozen mornings, all peppermint air and the most delicious pale blue smell. The sky defrosts from icy white to arctic green and finally to a breath of cobalt. A juice reflecting the refreshing, bitter-bite crisp of the middle months. This is ‘zing’ in all its glory.

Makes 2 medium-sized glasses

3-4 large celery stalks - washed and trimmed

2 medium-sized sour granny smith apples - peeled and quartered

1 juicy lime or two small

1 small handful of mint

Push the celery, apple, lime and mint through the juicer, pushing the soft mint leaves through with the crisp stalks of the celery. Serve over a generous amount of ice.

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Kaleb Kingi has lived in Whāingaroa his whole life. He works for Xtreme Zero Waste and has recently become a father, with his partner Savon, to their beautiful daughter Ren. We caught up to talk about mental health, fatherhood, and his involvement in Poutama Rites of Passage, an initiative for young men in our community to transition into manhood.

What is your relationship like with your mental health? Is it something that you're thinking about every day?

I try not to think about it too much but, definitely on my low days, I just think about Ren. She's literally the light of my life. I think I have a pretty good relationship with it in general; I'm definitely in tune with my emotions. When there are times I think I want to cry, I just let myself cry, I won't hold it back. You know, in my family I think I'm the most emotional, sensitive one.

What was your relationship like with your mental health when you were younger? Going through all those turbulent years?

As a kid, I was angry at the world, taking it out on everyone else. Yea, it wasn't that great. Because in my childhood, I wasn't taught to talk about my feelings or I just pushed everything down. I definitely felt lonely in my younger years. I could talk to my mum when I was younger but when I got to my teenage years, I just stopped. That's what I realised getting older as well, is that I'm not alone and I have a lot of support, I just have to ask or talk about it.

When you've been at the lowest points in your life, what's kept you pushing through and waking up the next day?

Definitely my family and my friends, thinking about them. I definitely wouldn't want to put them through something that they shouldn't need to go through, and also for myself. I am always trying to be strong for myself. I’ve always had this thought that if you can't look after yourself then you can't look after anyone else. My mum says that I wear my heart on my sleeve and I'm too much of a giver, I need to start being selfish. So I try to be strong for myself first.

What about being out here in Raglan; do you feel pretty connected to your surroundings out here?

Yea it's good because Raglan has pretty much been my whole life, I've grown up here. Even with work, I use it as my time to think because when I'm at home, I don't have time to think for myself, I just have to get on with it. Work is kind of like a family up there now.

What sort of impact has fatherhood had on the way you see yourself and the way you interact with the world?

Well I've always wanted to have a baby and then when she did come, it was exactly what I wanted and more. I didn't expect it to be so, hmm, what’s the word, well it's challenging but it's all worth it just for her smile. She is my motivation to be a better person, a better man. I definitely wanted a boy to start, but when it got closer to the due date, I really wanted a girl! I wanted that connection. I’m trying to be more soft. I guess my priorities have changed but I'm ok with that, she's number one. I'm definitely still keen on a good night out but not every weekend! One thing I've definitely learned from not having my own father around is that I want to be present. That is the most important thing.

How did you get involved with the Poutama Rites of Passage programme? And how was that experience for you?

Well, Tiaki, one of the leaders, I've known him since I was about 14, and throughout the years he kept asking me to come on it as a young man but I kept saying no. I was too scared to talk about my feelings. But then last year he asked me again and he said that a few of my good mates were gonna be doing it too so I kinda had to do it! The hardest thing for me, to just say yes, was leaving Ren. We had to spend four nights away and it was my first time leaving her for that long. That was the hardest challenge for me but when I got there, it was amazing. I went there for myself, for my own journey, to learn about myself and obviously to help the young men. But I just thought of it as my own journey. Listening to all the others' stories and their lives, I realised how much I had in common with them, with the young men and the mentors. And seeing my own mates grow and be vulnerable too. It was pretty special. We had a sweat lodge and we

were in there for two hours, it was pretty ruthless but hearing the boys open up and be vulnerable with me and everyone else just made me feel lucky.

Do you think you'll do it again?

Maybe in the future, maybe not anytime soon. It took a little toll on me, coming back from so much positivity and then back into real life, it was pretty weird. It definitely took an emotional toll.

What are some of the lessons that you've learned through your mental health journey?

I've learned and am still learning actually, to be patient. I try to be patient

and open minded. Those are definitely the most important things that have stayed with me my whole life. And to be thankful. I try to be aware of myself. I watched this thing a while ago and it said being happy is easy, so we have to learn how to deal with what happens when we’re not happy.

Finally, what are some of the tools in your toolbox?

Cuddles with Ren, cuddles with Savon. My biggest thing is listening to music; music for me is everything. Whatever type of genre there is, there's something that you can connect with and that's my escape. Baby, partner, music!

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Migration is one of the most important, multifaceted, and sometimes controversial issues of our time, and films are a great way to delve deeper into these topics and engage people in open dialogue. There is a link between migration and mental health, and film director Elisabeth Denis wants to talk about it.

How would you describe your work as an artist?

I am a French-Canadian interdisciplinary artist whose tools to tell stories usually bifurcate towards filmmaking and literature. I am interested in relational aesthetics, confessional writings, interactive installations, community-oriented projects, and political and social art. My method of work often starts with a seed that is present and found in my own life, a concern, or social questions. Detectivelike, I then interrogate people to integrate their story or their thoughts to my work. None of my projects would have been possible and viable without the participation of the public offering themselves in a vulnerable and open state of mind. The public always acts as a reflection for my own concerns.

What has inspired you to produce this particular documentary?

The seed of this project started with my own journey as a migrant. I came across a few situations that were very difficult to deal with during the process of immigrating, which left me in a difficult mental state at the time. I became pregnant and miscarried while I was waiting for my partner visa and I felt unsupported by the current system even though at that point I had been in the country for about 4 years, working, paying taxes, and contributing to my community and the land I walked on daily. This is only a slice of my story, the rest will be told in the documentary. Raglan is a melting pot of immigrants,

and so let me tell you, the immigration stories I’ve heard here are countless. It is time to create a space for those stories to be told. Individuals have agreed to share their experiences, some while remaining anonymous in order to protect their privacy; others are willing to reveal their identity.

The current global estimate is that there were around 281 million international migrants in the world in 2020, which equates to 3.6 per cent of the global population. The 2018 NZ census showed that 27.4 %of people counted were not born in New Zealand, up from 25.2 percent in 2013.

I wish to produce a documentary about gently unearthing the untold stories of migrants in New Zealand. Telling the story of migrants, collectively, aims to bring awareness to what migration can be like in the eyes of someone who did not experience it. Other migrants can relate by recognizing similarities in their own story. This is a safe space for migrants to be heard and seen.

Who have you involved to tell the story and start the open dialogue on this subject?

Individuals in the Waikato who are still in the process of migrating, and others who have received their residency will be interviewed: families, couples on partner visas, work sponsored individuals, migrants who are artists, refugees, immigration lawyers, immigration officers, a member of the Green Party (Ricardo March), a psychologist, and immigration advisers. The origin and age group of each person or group interviewed will differ in order to get a broad kaleidoscope view of as many scenarios as possible.

What is your background in film making?

My film Anthropomorphism won an award for 'best documentary' at Raglan Film Festival in 2019,

and another film Cold-Blooded-DermatopograhicLocutions won the second place in the 'open category' in 2022.

In the past you have directed, edited, produced, acted and created music and sounds for your films. But this time you want to work alongside others including photographer and filmmaker Rejoy Antony Paul, who is also a migrant. What do you need to make this happen?

There is so much more fulfilment in creating collectively and going on a journey with a crew that are well looked after financially.

It is the first time that I'm asking for financial support in order to produce a film, this documentary. The reason being that due to my current visa status (temporary resident), I am unable to apply for any creative funds. The requirement is that everyone included in a creative project must be a permanent resident or citizen. The funds will be used to support the crew financially in order to produce the documentary: the D.O.P, the director, the editor, the 3D animator.

This is the link for anyone who wishes to donate. There are 19 days left to contribute, I am at 40% of my goal... black-rainbow

During the post production phase, Elisabeth created a trailer with Antony Rejoy Paul, Armin Schmidt, Arshan Gill, Marten Ten Broek and Jose G Cano to act as a taste of her vision and aesthetic style, a taste of what is yet to be produced. Watch it here:

For anyone who is a migrant and has an untold immigration story to tell someone who is interested, to participate in the documentary, please email :

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Creative expression flows through the very taps in this corner of the west coast, guided by the presence of Karioi, the black sands that ebb and flow across the coast and the constant hum of the Moana. One of the cornerstones of Raglan’s artistic landscape is the Raglan Arts Weekend (RAW), and this year marks the 13th annual open studio arts event, showcasing the eclectic and creatively diverse arts community in Whāingaroa.

As sights are set on RAW 2023, the event aims to celebrate, acknowledge and be responsive to the needs of the creative community. This year, RAW is evolving to include ‘The Hatch’, an Emerging Artists Exhibition within the Town Hall over the open studio weekend, which aims to support and promote the next generation of rising stars.

‘The Hatch’, made possible by a new RAW partnership with Rangitahi, will be managed by Caleb Osborne and Miriam Collins, who are both local emerging artists and actively involved in the arts sector in the Waikato. "Within the arts sector, there are numerous barriers emerging artists often face when they first set out, such as availability of studio and exhibition spaces, gallery commission costs, and no real support networks to guide artists through," says Caleb. “We’re hoping to help artists navigate this through providing a platform, exhibiting materials and guidance around the promotion and exhibiting process,” he says.

‘The Hatch’ is going to don the space of the Raglan Town Hall in the Raglan Arts Weekend, which will run over Labour weekend, 21st to 23rd October 2023. There will be an exhibition opening on the 20th, with the exhibition running from the 21st- 23rd. This will see approximately 15 emerging and upcoming local artists showcase their creative works for the community and RAW visitors. The amount of works artists can exhibit will depend on size and how they will need to be displayed. For larger works, there will be space for roughly 3-4 works per artists and for smaller sized works between 6-8, but this also depends on final artist numbers.

The team is on the hunt for emerging artists to apply for one of the 15 spots up for grabs. “We’ve endeavored to make the application process as smooth as possible,” says Caleb. “The only two requirements are that you identify with the emerging artist definition on our website, and that you live locally in the Whaingaroa area,” he says. “We are defining ‘emerging artist’ as those who do not have major gallery representation and prominent exhibiting or commission-based sales experience, have a desire to build their own business capability and are not receiving an income solely from their artistic careers,” says Caleb. “We believe that by defining this category in such a way provides opportunity to artists who would benefit most from being involved in this project.”

“For a sustainable arts community, we believe that platforms such as these are key to unearth potential talent,” says Sam Laity, general manager at Rangitahi.

“‘The Hatch’ really feels like a groundswell incubator,

led by two emerging artists themselves, and we hope it will not only support the next gen of artists but will help Raglan locals and visitors discover new styles and creators.”

Applications will be open for four weeks, from the 3rd of April 2023 until 28th April 2023. Visit www. and look at ‘Artist Registration’ for more info on what’s needed to apply. Complete registrations, along with any queries, should be sent to by 28 April 2023. We will get back to you once applications have closed with confirmation on whether you have been successful or not. For those applicants who are successful, the registration fee is $85.00.

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Caleb and Miriam outside the Town Hall, where ‘The Hatch’ will be over Raglan Arts Weekend 2023. Winter Solstice - Miriam Collins. The Hatch - Caleb Osbourne.



women in business

If you would like to be included in the next WOMEN MAKING WAVES feature please contact Geraldine



After studying in Australia from 2006-08, I graduated, moved to New Zealand and spent 15 years on and off, gaining experience and confidence working for great architects.

In 2017 I obtained my LBP design license to open my design studio in Raglan and have enjoyed the last 6 years, most recently gaining my ADNZ membership.

I could not have done it without the support of the Raglan community, because most of my work is through word of mouth.


P: 021 0237 4090



Eljay is coach and founder of Rural Health Collective, online coaching to help evolve the fitness of your mind, body and soul.

Eljay originally started as a PT in 2017 to help women realise the power of grasping a barbell and to gain confidence through movement. She then rebranded to Rural Health Collective to reach women she is wildly passionate about helping - rural women just like herself. To help educate and empower them to gain confidence to live their most authentic life.

Through a blend of strength training, nutrition and mindset work, Eljay will help you improve your life.

Offers include - Premium 1:1 coaching, nutrition or training programs, coaching containers and monthly subscriptions.



FB: Rural health collective

IG: @eljay_ruralhealthcollective


I am a hard worker; a perfectionist and I take pride in my work. I make sure everybody is happy throughout the project. I strive to be solution focus, positive, always here to listen and will always pick up the phone. I believe every successful design practice is about connection: it’s so important to create a great relationship with clients.

I’m passionate about sustainable architecture, and with my client’s ideas merged with mine, we can create something truly special!



Kai Carrier’s main vision and ethos is to reduce plastic waste ending up in our oceans and landfill. This Waikato company run by Denise and Carol, sells a range of eco-friendly products including, reusuable food pouches, drinking straws and food wraps, stainless steel clothes pegs and more.

Kai Carrier reusable food pouches can be filled with homemade nutritious food, while helping you to reduce your carbon footprint by cutting down on single use packaging! They are not only convenient but help you to save money too. Make bulk food, fill your pouches and store in the freezer for a later date.

These pouches and bags are perfect for families. With a range of sizesgreat for school or preschool lunches and snacks, babyfood and food storage.

All Kai Carrier pouches are:

- Reusable & Recyclable

- BPA, PVC & Phthalate free

- Freezable, Dishwasher safe & Microwavable

- Convenient & Cost Effective

Head to the KC website or social media pages for great tips and ideas.


IG: @kaicarrier


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Photos by @brvcreative Photos above by Anne Paar Photo by Simon Dickey


Thesewomen (and one lovely guy) are making waves in Raglan in the physiotherapy world.

Jenny who is the practice owner, has been working in Raglan for 13 years. She started working at the old medical centre and then had the vision of working from home to be closer to her young boys. Fast forward 8 years and the concept of that one room has grown into a successful business known as The Physio Room Raglan.

Jenny has aligned with a very experienced team of physios that is spread over three sites including the new medical centre and Seed Pilates Studio. The team each bring their unique specialist skills.

All are trained in acupuncture and pilates and have worked in various backgrounds, including hand-therapy, spinal care, professional sports, pelvic/women’s health, and rehabilitation.

‘I couldn’t be prouder of my team and have the upmost trust in their ability to do a professional assessment, accurate diagnosis, and best treatment tailored to each individual’ says Jenny. ‘Also, because they are so good, I am able to fit in a few sneaky surfs!´

The Physio Room is also very excited to welcome Katie back from maternity leave. Katie is solely focusing on women’s/pelvic health at the Seed site.

To book, go to or phone 0226590427





At Hair Test for Health, we use hair testing as a unique way of identifying dietary and environmental sensitivities, mineral imbalances and heavy metal toxicity to help us evaluate your health.

This non-invasive test, together with a naturopathic consultation, is suitable for the whole family, from babies to grandparents.

The information gathered allows us to determine possible factors contributing to ill-health. We formulate a personalised health plan with you to balance your body and support you on your journey to wellbeing. This can involve nutritional and lifestyle advice, herbal medicines, supplements, Bach flowers and other natural therapies.

Hair Test for Health can help with issues including: allergies, blood sugar levels, chronic fatigue, digestive discomfort, hyperactivity, inflammation, joint pain, learning difficulties, migraine/headaches, mood swings and skin conditions.

Let us support you to re-balance your health.



P: Julie 021 227 9559 or Nicky 022 318 1351

Whilst working as a Chief Stewardess on Superyachts, Ciara discovered her passion for making living spaces feel organised and beautiful. Home Sort Raglan is a professional organisation company here to bring your home from chaos to calm.

Our services range from organising and decluttering spaces such as the pantry, wardrobe and linen cupboards, to providing transformational services for Air BnBs and real estate.

An organised home creates a positive atmosphere that filters through almost every aspect of your life. When your home is in order it can boost your health and relationships. It boils down to reducing stress. An organised and decluttered living space is also proven to be more desirable to buyers and adds value to your home.

No job is too big or small. Get in touch with us for a free consultation.

IG: @home_sort_raglan




With a predominantly female leadership team DTI Lawyers is unique in the legal profession. Local lawyers, Hayley Willers and Charlotte Chuen are directors of DTI Lawyers together with Andrea Twaddle, Jaime Lomas and Nick Feast. While women make up over half of the total lawyers in New Zealand, less than a third of the partners and directors are female. With four women directors, DTI Lawyers is part of an elite group worldwide.

DTI Lawyers is proud to have been serving the needs of its clients in Raglan and the greater Waikato since 2013. A nationally recognised award-winning firm, DTI lawyers has expertise is all areas of commercial and property law and has a specialist employment law practice.

Commercial team director, Hayley Willers works flexibly between the firm’s offices in Raglan and Hamilton. She is actively involved in the Raglan community having previously chaired the Raglan Business Chamber and currently as the Presiding Member of the Te Mata Board of Trustees. Hayley has expertise in property development, relationship property, trusts, and commercial law.

Employment team director, Jaime Lomas has presented seminars for the Raglan Chamber and regularly writes for both the Local Rag and the Raglan Chronicle. Jaime specialises in all aspects of employment law –including advice regarding employment processes such as disciplinary, restructures and poor performance and contentious disputes.

“Being there for our people when it matters” is the firm’s vision. DTI Lawyers prides itself on being relationship focused and having empathy that transfers to good legal advice, delivered in a personalised way.

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Shack dinners are renowned for being a great night of food and drinks. We spoke to co-owner Justin about their most recent dinner hosted alongside Matt Dice of Dicey Wines (available at Raglan Wines and Spirits). We chat to Justin to hear all about the night:

How did the wine tasting dinner evening go with Matt Dice of Dicey wines?

Very well, it was nice for us to do something a little different. We love dinners at The Shack, so when Morv approached us about a Dicey X Shack dinner, we were all in. Matt Dicey is a really neat guy, and it was great to hear him talk about where, why and how his wines are made.

What was the format?

We had a few shared plates to start with, a couple of new releases, a chilled gamay and an orange riesling - both were amazing! Then a pinot gris, chardonnay and pinot noir to go with lamb and risotto. It was really easy and casual, kind of like a family dinner, but without having to do the dishes.

What was the feedback like from those who attended?

We are extremely grateful to everyone that supports what we do at The Shack, and the feedback we got for the food and wine was very positive from a mixed bag of locals and travellers - with lots of requests for more dinners...

Are you wanting to offer another evening anytime soon?

We love them, and we have a few in the pipeline. We'll keep you in the loop.

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All Images | Geraldine Burns ig: @g.design_photo

WithEaster upon us, SWOP is the perfect place to get those chocolate treats without all that foil packaging. Chocolate pretzels, chocolate ginger, and hokey pokey just to name a few!

Or maybe you appreciate a great hot cross bun and with a few days off you’ve got that extra time to bake! Pop down to SWOP to grab everything you would need in just the right quantities. We have Hot Cross Bun kits made up ready to go or The Alternative Bread Co. gluten free spicy fruit bread; just add a few

ingredients and you have the freshest hot cross buns out. We will be open for all your refilling needs on Sunday 9th April and Monday 10th April from 10am –4pm. There may even be a few treats to find in store.

For the month of April, we have our annual buy any spice and get a free jar with it so you can begin your refilling journey. Small changes add up to big savings and an even bigger impact on our environment. By refilling your herbs and spices you pay on average a ¼ of the price of your average supermarket. We often hear people say they are worried that shopping at SWOP will be more expensive than the supermarket

but often you find when buying only the quantities you need, you reduce your food waste, and the prices are lower. We aim to source products of the highest quality and as local as we can to ensure we can create circular systems with our producers. Our local offerings include Dreamview yoghurt including the new Boysenberry flavour, Raglan chocolate, Raglanmade soaps, Raglan Candles, local honey, Baboo Boutique baby items and Hunt & Gather beeswax wraps.

We would love for you to come in and see for yourself!

Raglan Chronicle Magazine Issue April 2023 | 15 We can help with most health issues including: allergies, skin problems, chronic fatigue, digestive discomfort, headache/migraine, inflammation, joint pain and mood swings. W: E: P: Julie 021 227 9559 or Nicky 022 318 1351 Supporting you to rebalance your health through hair analysis ENJOY A PACKAGING-FREE EASTER AT SWOP! SHOP WITHOUT PACKAGING

Not everyone's on social media but everyone gets a book

The Little Raglan Business Book is the new iteration of the Raglan Business Directory. After a one-year hiatus during Covid-19, the new book will relaunch in early 2023 and feature local business contacts as well as essential information about our community.

If you are a local business wanting to advertise, or a community group with information you would like published, email us at:

Please note that we will not be including residential listings in the 2023 book.

16 | Raglan Chronicle Magazine Issue April 2023 Day 1: Sat 6 May: 9am - 4pm This day is for: Learner and restricted licence holders and intermediate riders. Day 2: Sun 7 May: 9am - 4pm This day is for: Experienced and returning riders. Venue: Kartsport Club, Airport Rd, Hamilton All riders must have a motorcycle licence and provide their own bike. Register now! Places strictly limited. Phone: 0800 237623 /
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Everyone knows that buying your first home can be an absolutely daunting and stressful process. For the uninitiated, there’s not only complex legal processes to overcome, there’s a whole new language that all the property professionals use.

What’s worse is that new buyers are reluctant to ask questions about the buying process and legal jargon for fear of looking stupid. While professionals in the property game (real estate agents, lawyers, mortgage brokers) do their utmost to help new buyers, it takes a bit of time to learn the ropes: the language used, the buying and selling process, and to feel confident enough to ask questions.

Many times, our first home buyer clients have told us that they love that we took the initiative and spent invaluable time with them to explain the buying process and the legal jargon used in the property game from the outset.

Typical questions are: who is the vendor and what are the chattels? What’s the difference between a mortgage and a loan? What do I need to do to go from conditional to unconditional stage? Should I have my lawyer review the purchase contract/offer before I sign it with the real estate agent? What is a presettlement inspection? What happens on settlement day?

At Gina Jansen Lawyers, we are all about supporting and educating our

clients to help them get ahead in life and scale legal ladders. For first home buyers, that includes helping to “line up the ducks”: i.e., loans, obtaining specialist reports (LIM, building, geo tech), the auction process, making the best offer you

can to the seller (vendor), and translating legal jargon into simple to understand terms to help new buyers get through what is a very stressful time. And yes, nobody wants to buy a lemon, right?

What’s supercool is that at Gina Jansen Lawyers, our highly experienced team of lawyers have developed up-to-the-minute educational tools, including eBooks and podcasts, to support our clients to scale any legal ladder.

We have created a “Series” of tech tools which provide expert commentary on various legal topics including: Inland Revenue and tax disputes, property, divorce & relationship property and estate administration. Via our “Property Series”, first home buyers can subscribe to receive our free eBook, A Step-by-Step Guide for First Home Buyers.

This is available by subscribing on the home page of our website Gina Jansen Lawyers Just scroll to the bottom to easily sign up to receive regular and free legal resources. Gina Jansen, the managing director of Gina Jansen Lawyers, also regularly drops educational podcasts on a multitude of legal topics via our podcast channel, The Legal Squeeze. So subscribe now to make sure you don’t miss a single episode of The Legal Squeeze and catch our free eBooks when they drop.

You can also connect with us on social media at Instagram, Facebook or join our Facebook group at The Legal Squeeze. See you there!

Disclaimer: the content is not to be reprinted without the express permission of the author, nor is it intended to be relied upon or quoted as legal advice. Contact Gina Jansen Lawyers for legal advice.


TheLocal Rag sat down with Jemma of Igarti marketing to learn about her new business.

Tell us about your marketing and management business.

Igarti is a digital marketing service specialising in social media marketing, SEO, running ads, website development, business strategies and more.

When did you get started and what inspired you?

I properly started my business at the end of December 2022 so I've been active for about 3 months now, but before that I was also doing some social media work for the Raglan Club.

The reason I started my business is because I always knew I wasn't supposed to be a traditional 9-5 worker. I have always wanted to do things my way and I want to do things differently. I'm passionate about what I do and if I was a millionaire, I wouldn't charge my clients at all because I just want to help. I'd love to be able to create programmes in the future that assist businesses with their marketing and advertising that won't cost them a cent.

What makes you different from your competitors?

I really like to connect with my clients. I get to know them so I can better understand their morals and goals for their business. I also have the advantage of being so young which I think is a great asset to marketing since teens and young adults spend the most time on social media. I know exactly what draws people in, especially people in ages 16-25.

What do you love about being based in Raglan?

I love our community. Everyone knows everyone and we always help each other. I love how easy it is to support our local businesses. We aren't flooded with dairies or supermarkets or cafes or clothing stores so it's actually really easy to support local; and I want to help everyone see that as well, and expanding our businesses to larger audiences as a lot of them don't even have websites so people who aren't local may not even know they exist.

How do people find out more and get in touch?

I'm contactable 24/7 on my cell 0212322885 or you can email me at Otherwise my facebook and instagram (Igartimanagement) are always open as well as my website :)

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Craig is an intrepid musical journey man, and has played everything from early Cuban music, Gypsy Jazz, folk, funk to reggae and Celtic music. Based in Prague for 10 years he has now returned to New Zealand. He plays accordion, keyboards, whistle, foot percussion and sings.

Craig says: Some of the better known projects I’ve been involved with over the years include Ardijah (played keys for them for about six months), Ruia Aperahama (I was MD of his band for about four years – he’s the What’’s The Time Mr Wolf guy and the Waiata Marley albums), Mamaku Project and then my own Kiwi band Beyondsemble. I was in 13 bands at one time in Auckland trying to survive as a musician. That’s when I created Beyondsemble. It was an attempt to have a band that at least covered 70% of the styles I liked to play. Recently I was in Alpaca Social Club playing at the Auckland Folk Festival, and with Songware, we will play at Hamsterfest 2023.

Songware delivers the music of old friends doing what they love with joyous harmonies, humour and driving grooves. Expect eclectic awesomeness.

TheOld School Arts Centre has three concerts coming up in April:

SONGWARE: Thursday April 6 7.30pm, doors open 7pm, door-sales $20.

Songware is the new project of seasoned professional musicians Craig Denham and Jo Taylor. Jo comes from a musical family and has been in numerous musical incarnations in the folk and rock world. From the power house alt-folk all-girl band Brazen in the 90s to more recently The Johnnies (all girls, all Johnny Cash). She is a powerful and charismatic presence on stage and sings and plays guitar and Bodhran.

LIVE & LOCAL: Fri April 14 7.30, doors 7pm, Koha entry

Our popular series of showcases for local performers continues this month with Ngaronoa Renata, Odhran Devlin and Ruth Power.

Odhrán (silent d!) hails from County Derry in the north of Ireland. There, he had the fortune to work as a session bass player with some of the finest songwriters of the day. While bass remains his first love, he has written a handful of songs over the years which he accompanies on acoustic guitar. Most of his songs are narrative driven and based on his own

experiences. Odhran also plays songs by people he’s had the fortune to record with. He enjoys sharing the stories of these songs and their writers as well.

After a decade playing in various ensembles spanning jazz, prog & synth rock (Ruthie Veronica, Death in Texas, Teamsquad), Ruth Power - the founder of online piano school, Piano Picnic - returns to her original love of atmospheric neo-classical in this second solo performance for Live & Local.

Ngaronoa Renata will showcase her Taonga Puoro Exploration: an exploration of sound using traditional and contemporary indigenous sounds, interwoven with story - Pūrakau .

Live & Local is supported by Waikato District Creative Communities, Raglan Light & Sound and Mark Frost – Bayleys Real Estate.

ROMAN RUDNYTSKY: Thurs April 20th 7.30, doors open at 7 | Adult $30.00 | RCAC member $25.00 | Concession $25.00. Bookings at: https://creativeraglan.

Roman Rudnytsky is an American concert pianist of Ukrainian background. A graduate of the Juilliard School in New York, he has been performing around the world for years and has now played in 100 countries. He has been soloist with many orchestras around the world, played in 35 countries through US Embassies as a “cultural ambassador”, and played recitals on about 70 cruises of P&O (UK) and Cunard ships. He was a prizewinner in ten international and national piano competitions.

He has made 13 tours in New Zealand since the mid-1980’s and has played in Raglan before. The tour this year consists of eleven recitals.

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Local musician Ruth power will perform for Live & Local this April along with a handful of other local musos.
Raglan Chronicle Magazine Issue April 2023 | 19 Jono Hutson Residential Sales Consultant M 021 488 766 P 07 825 7170 E Your local Raglan residential specialist Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own a home in our wonderful community. Contact me today and let me help you find the perfect property for you! 112C Newton Road 14 John Street 20 James Street 455 Waipatukahu Lane 54 Main Road 569 Te Akau Wharf Road 8 Violet Street 6 Te Whare Hauora Place Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 PB067109 10 Kaitoke Street

Raglan 10 Kaitoke Street

Raglan 8 Violet Street

Kaitoke sanctuary

Welcome to your own private oasis!

Nestled in a sought after location, this stunning two bedroom home is move-in ready !

The property is very private, secure and fully fenced. Relax and unwind with a spa and open-air, outside shower.

Kaitoke Bay waterfront reserve walkway is situated only 100m from your doorstep.

Raglan 112C Newton Road

Family home + additional income options!

Located at the end of a private country road, this well-presented lifestyle property enjoys expansive views out to Aotea & Kawhia harbours, Taharoa Peninsula and the Tasman sea. This contemporary, brick home (200sqm) is cleverly designed to enhance family living. The master bedroom is a delight with ocean and rural views, complimented by an ensuite and walk in robe. Open plan lounge and dining, flow through to a large outdoor area with a cozy fire pit to soak up the glorious sunsets. The wood-burner and heat pump will keep you cosy during the winter months.

Attention all builders!

Here is an exciting opportunity to put your skills to use and reap the rewards! This generous two storey home requires some TLC, but has the potential to be a fantastic investment. The upstairs of the home features a spacious open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, with two large bedrooms and a bathroom. Downstairs, there is a selfcontained unit. In addition, there is a generous storage space, bedroom, and toilet. This home is currently providing a positive rental return. Bring your creativity and make this property your own!

Flax Cove retreat

4 2 1 2

For Sale $1,290,000 Web

Ideally situated to capture the stunning view of Mt Karioi, this modern residence is now ready for a new chapter. The contemporary exterior is elegant and understated, contrasted by a vibrant and colourful interior. A generous open plan kitchen/living area is at the heart of this home. Large glass ranchsliders open out onto the front deck, framing the breathtaking views over the water towards Mt Karioi. A no fuss and efficient pallet burning fireplace ensures you're kept nice and toasty throughout the winter months, while the HRV system provides year round ventilation for a healthy home.

For Sale $1,199,000 Web

Jono Hutson M 021 488 766

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Raglan 9 Rangitahi Road

Raglan 745 Te Mata Road

Rare offering!

This is possibly the best section available on the Rangitahi Peninsula at the moment.

With unobstructed views of the Estuary, Mount Karioi as well as the picturesque Raglan Golf Club this 525m2 section is a fantastic place to position your dream home or Bach. Vendor will consider all offers so give us a call and we can send you the information we have on hand.

You can learn more about the beautiful Raingitahi Peninsula Development and proposed amenities on the website – it’s an inspiring read!!

Raglan 1 Koohunga Street


Work play live

Looking for a decent shed to work from, store your toys in AND with potential to live on site? Well here at 745 Te Mata Road all three are possible. Buildings on the property consists of

1. A solid 17m x 7m (105m2) shed with concrete floor and 3 phase power.

2. Off the side and rear walls there is an additional 78m2 of lean-to shelters

3. There is a 6.7m2 ablution block with toilet and shower

The owner has indicated he will meet the market so follow your dreams and call for a viewing time today.

Raglan 6 Kapokapowai Street

New Listing

Top buying in Rangitahi

If you are after a section to build your forever home or beach bach, then this could well be the one for you. Lot 431 on Koohunga Street is situated in Stage 4, 'The Sanctuary'. This near level section will be easy on the pocket in more ways than on. Firstly it is only slightly sloping and we all aware of, or do not want to find out the hard way, that excavation and retaining add quite a significant cost to any build. Listed for sale at $430,000 the price should be an additional drawcard. There is potentially the option to have a home built under full contract by Anthem Homes of which we can provide render designs and floor plans or just go ahead and follow your own dreams with your own design. Get in quick, pick up the phone.

Raglan 20 James Street

Price Reduced

Outstanding, central entry-level opportunity!

Amazing opportunity for first home buyers, retirees or investors to secure a centrally located, single level home only a short stroll from the beach, wharf and Raglan township. Currently vacant and ready for you, it's all set up and ready to live or rent. This home ticks a lot of boxes! Boasting two bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate toilet, this home is a blank canvas ready for the new owners to make their mark. Privately positioned amongst established fruit/citrus trees and plantings, here you can enjoy the low maintenance garden and grounds while being minutes from the water. In addition a single garage and carport plus off street parking complete this fantastic opportunity.

Raglan 54 Main Road

2 1 1 1 1

For Sale $815,000

View Sat 8 Apr 4.30 - 5.00pm Web

Very affordable NE facing section

If you are after a section to build your forever home or beach bach, then this could well be the one for you. 6 Kapokapowai Street is situated in Stage 3 'The Plateau'. This well elevated section will be easy on the pocket with an asking price of $399,000. There is potentially the option to have a home built under full contract by Anthem Homes of which we can provide render designs and floor plans or just go ahead and follow your own dreams with your own design. Get in quick, pick up the phone and take a look.

Raglan 14 John Street



New Listing

Jono Hutson M 021 488 766

Location is everything!

This single level, private end unit is set back from the road and is perfectly positioned to capture the sun. The location is prime, just an easy stroll to the town centre, waters edge, fishing, wharf and many other Raglan attractions. Being so convenient and easy care, this unit is versatile and would be ideal for an investor / first home buyer or retired couple, looking for a no fuss lifestyle by the sea. With recent upgrades including a new kitchen, bathroom and paint, this tidy home will appeal to many and is perfect for both permanent or holiday living. With an open plan living area, two spacious bedrooms, and a separate laundry, there is plenty of space. Another added bonus is the extra studio/office space that has its own entry.

Raglan Newton Road

1 2 1

For Sale By Negotiation Web

Ready and waiting

This gorgeous home feels brand new! Situated superbly, enjoying all day sun, this home is fresh and light. Fully fenced and surrounded by beautiful greenery, you get the sense of being in a private world of your own. Stepping up onto the charming front porch and through a large ranch slider, one immediately gets a sense of space and tranquility.

There is a cosy wood burner set against a brick feature wall, as well as a heat pump to keep you cool in the summer months. The generous open plan living area then flows into a stunning new kitchen, with clean modern lines and a gorgeous bay window to grow herbs/plants. The spacious dining area connects the two, making for the perfect space to entertain guests .

2 1 1 2

For Sale By Negotiation View Sat 8 Apr 3.30 - 4.00pm Web

Visual symphony

They say a picture paints a thousand words so a brief overview of what this delightful property has to offer is listed below:

• Lush farmland all around

• Views across Aotea Harbour to Kawhia and Albatross Point

• Observe to and beyond Gannet Rock

• Feel the imposing presence of Mt Karioi

•• Peer down on Bridal Veil Falls native bush

• Set your compass bearings off Mt Pirongia to the south

• 7305 m2 section, 2 bedroom cottage to live in & build your dream home.

Jono Hutson

M 021 488 766

Jono Hutson M 021 488 766

2 1 1 For Sale Buyers $700,000+ View By appointment Web

Mark Crarer M 027 433 6083

Debbie Crarer M 027 253 6344

Proud to be

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Sale $550,000 View By appointment
RGU115490 Mark Crarer M 027 433 6083
Crarer M
For Sale
View By appointment
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027 433 6083
For Sale $430,000 View By appointment Web Jono Hutson M 021 488 766 Mark Crarer M 027 433 6083
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104 Te Papatapu Road Raglan

My instructions are to sell quickly! The 7442 sqm land is divided into three fenced paddocks and is ideal for lifestyle enthusiasts and those with self-sustainability aspirations. The family home offers three double bedrooms, tiled bathroom and separate toilet. The stylish kitchen is light and airy with modern features. Openplan dining offers great family living. A separate lounge opens onto a north-facing deck complete with an outside fire. This is an ideal, sunny entertainment area with a Turret designer fireplace with a built-in BBQ. The fully consented 130sqm large workshop/ shed contains a commercial kitchen-type space, completed to specifications for a food safety or risk management programme.




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44 Cambrae Road Raglan

A sophisticated ambience filters throughout the property. Blending seamlessly with its natural surroundings and tucked away in the lush greenery is the outside tub. The section is flat, well-planted and fully fenced. A stunning designer open-plan kitchen, living and dining creates a spacious central living zone that integrates nicely with the sun-soaked decking. Three bedrooms are complemented by their own wardrobes. The master with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. The bedroom at the front of the house is located close to the second bathroom. This separation offers an ideal area for Airbnb accommodation should you choose. The bathrooms are lavish and reflect the superb standard of the rest of the house.

18 Taipari Avenue Raglan

This four bedroom home sits beautifully on its site in a sought-after quiet location. An opportunity to own a spacious home, offering comfort and convenience. The modern kitchen, with an island workbench, makes entertaining and family meals easy, flowing to a spacious open-plan dining area with doors opening onto an alfresco dining deck and garden. Two lounges, one adjoining the dining area and a second, separate, create a quiet space to relax and entertain. A separate studio outside is an ideal space for the teenager or overflow guests. A large single garage and plenty of off-street parking. The spa and an outside shower at the rear of the property complete the picture.

Price by Negotiation


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41 Bay View Road Raglan

Magnificent sweeping views to take your breath away while direct access to Cox’s Bay, makes it truly unique and spectacular. The elevated 1366 square metre site not only wins the award for views but also has riparian rights. This home is nestled into its waterfront location. Ramble down your own private path to the beach for a swim or paddle to the wharf for coffee or a meal at the wharf restaurant. Explore the many opportunities with this property. An investment for the future? A family home? Opportunities like this are few and far between. The house offers spacious open plan living beckoning you outside to the expansive decking. Upgraded kitchen, four double bedrooms, two bathroom and separate office.




See website for Open Home times or call to arrange a viewing


Price By Negotiation


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Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 Julie Hanna 027 441 8964
Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)
Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)
Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)
Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)





Build your Raglan Retreat Here!

Enjoy this great location just across the road from the water, children’s park and on the bus route. All this, yet tucked away and private. The property is very close to all amenities - just a short walk down the footpath and you are right in town. A garage with facilities which is ideal to utilize while you are building is a plus. Situated on a third share of 2266 sqm. The vendor has had plans for a new build which are available should a purchaser like to take advantage of this opportunity. Selling semi-furnished.

Ready and waiting for the next chapter to begin!!!


91 Waitetuna Valley Road Raglan

Camouflaged by lush, mature bush and native trees. The sound of birds and silence leads you down the drive to this 4 bedroom, rustic cottage. A verandah leads the way into the open-plan lounge with a wood-burner fire. Decking on both sides of the lounge enables you to capture sun in the morning and end the day. A well-appointed kitchen provides for easy family interaction. The separate garage is double with an extra room attached. The 4391 sqm grounds are pretty and bordered by a stream, they also include a fenced paddock. Privately tucked away and just down the road from the local primary school. The bus stop to Raglan and Hamilton is just a walk to the end of the road.

Renovation-wise the hard work has been done and the exciting finishing of the project is just waiting for you. Yes, you can live here very comfortably while you enjoy and plan. The house has three bedrooms plus extra rooms just waiting to be purposed to your wishes. The kitchen is located downstairs as is an open plan lounge and dining area, opening onto a private decking taking in views of Mt Karioi and the harbour. Utilise the large room beneath the loft room as another bedroom or recreation area. A separate selfcontained flat just adds to the amazing features of this property. The flat has a separate bedroom and bathroom. FOR


See website for Open Home times or call to arrange a viewing


See website for Open Home times or call to arrange a viewing

This modern home combines excellent design of space and functionality and the perfect balance of location and comfort. Outwardly simple and designed to capture the light and views. Offering two downstairs double bedrooms complete with wardrobes. The bathroom includes a newly tiled shower plus a separate toilet. Upstairs the living is open-plan and minimalistic. The views from the sunny, north-facing lounge are out to the Raglan Bar and harbour. From here you can enjoy your privacy and the sunsets. The grounds are landscaped and the black boy peaches are ripening! Modern and very classy. Enjoy the summer in one of Raglan’s most sought-after locations.



See website for Open Home times or call to arrange a viewing

See website for Open Home times or call to arrange a viewing

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Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 41B Wallis Street Raglan 41A Norrie Avenue Raglan 7 Government Road Raglan
SALE $1,030,000
SALE $1,195,000
Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)
Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)
Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)
Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008) Separate self-contained Unit

Located on Okete Road: LOT


Located on State Highway 23: LOT 2, LOT 3 & LOT 4

A blank canvas for building your dream lifestyle in a premium location, close to Raglan. Choose from four outstanding 8000m2 plots for you to build your dream home. This elevated gently sloping site with expansive water and mountain views will impress you. Boasting a north-facing outlook to capture peaceful rural views and sunsets. This is the perfect blank canvas to create something incredibly special to set out your lifestyle dreams. The location is unbeatable, conveniently situated only 5km from vibrant Raglan and the famous point breaks. This region is a playground for all who live here, from fishing and diving and an easy distance to the harbour. The sections are fully fenced with power and phone to the boundary.

Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

123 Greenslade Road Raglan

Drive down the tree-lined driveway, breathe in the peace and tranquility provided by the gorgeous grounds. The home was built to an impressive standard 26 years ago with love and attention to detail. Bathed in natural sunlight, excellent flow is provided by the open-plan living. A well-appointed, highly spect kitchen makes living easy. Offering 3 double bedrooms, the main bathroom with luxurious claw foot bath services the home. The master has a great walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. A spacious single garage with internal access is a bonus. Situated on 8830 sqm. Access to the harbour is just down the street and a concrete cycle/ walking track enables safe access back to town avoiding the main road.


Price By Negotiation


Price by Negotiation


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31 Upper Wainui Road Raglan

This pristine well-fenced lifestyle property comprising 8014 sqm flat site with a sloping bushy backdrop and a great scenic outlook from all sides of the property, including the majestic Mount Karioi, the ocean and the lights of Raglan’s town centre. The flowing openplan modern kitchen, dining and living area leads you to a large covered north-facing deck that allows you to enjoy the sweeping views. Three double north-facing bedrooms (all with generous wardrobes and ranch sliders ) all to capture the view. Bathrooms are fully tiled with a luxurious bath and a separate toilet for the family. There is a separate double garage/workshop plus a sleepout with power and an infinity gas system all in place.

Julie Hanna 027 441 8964


Price by Negotiation


See website for Open Home times or call to arrange a viewing

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Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 Julie Hanna 027 441 8964
Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)
Raglan Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

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RAGLAN 105 Greenslade Road

Harbourside Haven

This stylish, modernized home ticks all the boxes, from its prestigious Greenslade Road, Raglan address with its extensive northerly harbour views, to its low maintenance private setting, ensuring your piece of paradise.

The 224sqm four bedroom home has a lower level AirBnB apartment with kitchenette and bathroom, completely separate and private from the main three bedroom two bathroom level above. This has been a great source of income, with loyal AirBnB guests returning over the years.

RAGLAN 3578 State Highway 23

Pretty Productive 38ha

Quality, easy contour, fertile, beautiful, practical, productive and versatile are all words that accurately describe this 38ha property. Located only 6km from Raglan this property can grow almost anything; quality pasture and horticulture with established avocados and citrus orchards nearby to name a few, making this farm suitable for all sorts of opportunities.

The farm has excellent water and good fencing throughout. There is a great race system making getting around and shifting stock simple. All waterways and wet lands have been fenced off, retired and planted in native.

2 1


Plus GST (if any)

(Unless Sold Prior)

Closes 4.00pm, Thursday 27 April

VIEW 11.00-12.00pm, Wednesday 12 April

Richard Thomson

M 027 294 8625


WAITETUNA 11 Parker Access Road

Access Granted!

11 Parker Access Road is an exciting opportunity for those looking for a newly built home in a friendly quiet neighbourhood. Situated on an elevated sunny north facing rise, this quality built and thoughtfully laid out 3 bedroom home has a huge kitchen, dining and living areas which all flow to a deck built for entertaining. Cleverly designed features and use of some recycled doors give this home personality and style to be enjoyed. An added bonus is the garage has its own private outdoor entertaining area, kitchenette and ensuite. A genuinely nice place to hang out and spend time.

3 2 2


GST Inclusive

(Unless Sold Prior)

Closes 4.00pm, Thursday 27 April VIEW By Appointment Only

Richard Thomson

M 027 294 8625


WAINGARO 1859 Waingaro Road

Work Hard, Play Hard

1859 Waingaro Road is a private 7ha (more or less) block set amongst native bush and rolling rural countryside. This property has a lovely pocket of native bush and natural springs that could be utilised for stock water. The two bedroom home is nicely positioned in a sunny elevated spot on the property.

2 1 2


GST Inclusive

VIEW By Appointment Only

Richard Thomson

M 027 294 8625


WAITETUNA 12B Bush View Drive

Solitude, Serenity and Space

Great views, elevation and a sunny lifestyle on an approximately 2.41ha (more or less) section imbued with nature await you here, up a quiet lane mere minutes (3km) from the Waitetuna community. The 302m2 modern, open plan home has strong architectural lines, making a statement with its full height windows and sunken living areas at the heart of the home.

4 2 2


GST Inclusive

VIEW By Appointment Only

Richard Thomson

M 027 294 8625


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GST Inclusive VIEW By Appointment Only E M 027 294 8625
4 3 1 $1.495M
Richard Thomson



It’s not very often that properties come on the market at Manu Bay. Mark Frost from Bayleys has listed 596c Wainui Road, a one of a kind property positioned high above one of the world’s best surf breaks with commanding views across the Tasman Sea.

“It’s a privilege to be selling such an awesome home overlooking an iconic world class surf break where the view is always changing, and the sun sets are unparalleled. It is very rare for properties in this location to come on the market and we have had good interest so far from buyers across NZ and overseas, all wanting to get their hands on this unique property”

The Local Rag had a chat to the owner Brian Clement about his passion for his beach pad.

Many locals know and admire your idyllic Manu Bay spot. What do you know about the history of the property?

The house was built around the early 80s and I made contact with the original owner/builder.

He had fond memories of being here and this is where he and his partner raised their family.

I recall his descriptions of setting the very tall foundation poles on this site - a tricky job - all done by hand and by him, way before excavators and diggers were available.

What have you loved most about owning this slice of paradise?

This house has a very special magnetism that gets to you.Without fail on arrival here you step out and the shimmering moving monster ocean hits your senses. Either a whispering endless blue greets you or with just as much appeal a raging crashing and thundering ocean is coming straight at ya!

You feel you are floating over it all.

It makes you feel alive and the spirits really do soar.

What kind of feedback do you get from those who visit or stay there?

Many times when showing visitors, they step out onto the large front deck and sort of gasp.

Comments like,

'This has to be the biggest ocean view I've seen in Raglan'

‘I just love the constantly changing colours and moods of the beautiful seascapes and the skyscapes but

I’m not getting anything done!’

And the ultra classic …’I want to live here!’

What’s the next chapter for you? Why are you moving on from the property?

We are at the stage of life where we want to downsize a bit and move on. We have other property to keep busy with.

Who do you think the house would work well for? What benefits come from being in that position?

It would suit all sorts of holiday makers and families.

With multiple decks, sun and shade catching areas, there is space for

everyone. It’s great for kids because its boundaries are onto the bush reserve. There is room and potential to expand, and accommodation if needed. The proximity to surfing and fishing is awesome.

Contact: Mark Frost | 0221502244

While the factors driving the housing market activity have shifted with the seasons, there’s one thing you can count on. With a unique blend of expertise, international networks and a suite of innovative marketing tools, Bayleys is the agency for all your property needs.

Residential, commercial, rural and lifestyle – we deliver the best results. Get in touch:

Stephen O’Byrne 021 969 848

Michelle O’Byrne 021 969 878

Graham Rope 021 222 7427

Mark Frost 022 150 2244

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Residential / Commercial / Rural / Property Services

Rural Retreat in Touch with the Sea

Wrapped in rural tranquillity near Ruapuke Beach and the foothills of Mt Karioi, your taste buds will drool just seeing this country luxury retreat. Cherish breakfast and brunch on the mountain-view patio, then lounge on the verandah and toast sunset as it dips behind the ocean.

Architectural simplicity features cedar cladding and a design focused on high ceilings, natural light and outdoor flow. Three spacious bedrooms are supported by three luxury bathrooms – the best reserved for the master ensuite. Bold in black with an imported egg bath, you’ll bathe beneath chandelier lighting while gazing out to sea.

6,111sqm 3 3

Price by Negotiation

View by appointment Graham Rope 021 222 7427


West Village, Raglan

Designed by Red Architecture, West Village offers a diverse collection of sustainable, cost effective, community orientated homes that prioritize sun, water views in Raglan's newest coastal community. Take advantage of this turnkey opportunity now with a minimal deposit required to secure your new lock up and leave home or family holiday Bach. Several bedroom options (2-4 beds) are available to suit your family dynamic. A mix of native timber, natural stones and clay tiles bring texture and functionality to the well appointed kitchens, tiled bathrooms, and outdoor living spaces. Plenty of garaging to store your lifestyle toys with the living areas positioned on the top floor to capture the expansive coastal and mountain views. Prices range from $1,085,000 - $1,575,000 and completion is due within 18 months of commencement.

For Sale by Private Treaty Phone for viewing times

Mark Frost 022 150 2244

Rachel Waldegrave 021 748 001


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Raglan 812 Ruapuke Road Raglan 26 Rangitahi Road

Raglan 116 Maungatawhiri Road

Stunning views - stunning opportunity

This spectacular lifestyle property will offer you the perfect platform to design and build your forever home where you will have panoramic views across Raglan, the inner harbour, Mount Karioi and the lively West coast. You can purchase this amazing property as bare land or with the existing concept home designed by Rubix Architecture. The bespoke design will provide functional living, well-appointed amenities, and a large open plan kitchen, living and decked area where you will see your dream lifestyle home become reality as you watch the magnificent sunsets across the expanse of the west coast. You can add your own personal touches to this bespoke concept idea with cladding, functionality, design and finishings. The three acre [more or less] lifestyle offering will provide plenty of room for your new home, garaging, grazing or create your own native tree sanctuary or orchard.


For Sale by Deadline Private Treaty

(unless sold prior)

4pm, Thu 6 Apr 2023

96 Ulster Street, Hamilton

Phone for viewing times

Mark Frost 022 150 2244 SUCCESS

Raglan 102 Waitetuna Valley Road

Natural beauty meets selfsufficiency

Always wanted your own private retreat where you can live self-sufficiently amongst native birdlife and greenery, yet only a short drive to the city and Raglan with schooling on your doorstep? Look no further! The renovated home sits centre stage where functional family living blends perfectly with the natural habitat. Parking for 5-6 cars, a campervan/boat, three garden sheds, greenhouse, chicken coop, wood fired pizza oven and plenty more.

Raglan 23 Main Road

4,623sqm 3 2 2

Asking Price $1,120,000

Phone for viewing times

Mark Frost 022 150 2244


Historic villa- views and room for your boat

Built in the 1920s, this character-filled villa is ready for new owners to add to its long and interesting history. It started life as the Raglan Police Station and constable’s residence, but after 40-odd years of police work the stunning villa on Main Rd is now a beloved family home. Renovated for modern living, the house has lost nothing of its old-world charm, and features high stud ceilings and polished native wooden flooring throughout imbuing a rich warmth into this stunning property.

921sqm 5 1

Asking Price $1,240,000

Phone for viewing times

Mark Frost 022 150 2244

Stephen O'Byrne 021 969 848


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Raglan Lot 403 Rangitahi Peninsula

Easy contour- great value

This good-sized easy contoured section will give you plenty of scope to design and build your new home or family holiday hideaway close to the main hub and walking tracks around the peninsula. An easy walk, bike or paddle to town for your morning coffee. The 456 sqm (more or less) section has title so you can start building straight away and concept plans designed by award winning builders, Nixon Homes are also available upon request.

Artist's impression


Price by Negotiation

View by appointment

Mark Frost 022 150 2244


Raglan Lot 407 Rangitahi Peninsula

Large premier waterfront section

Secure one of the last premier waterfront sections here at the stunning Rangitahi Peninsula, a homely destination that promises beauty, nature, simplicity, and your own private coastal retreat. Take hold of the opportunity now to design and build your forever coastal home or family holiday Bach. Lot 407 is a large 1015 sqm (more or less) section that will allow you to build an expansive home.


Price by Negotiation

View by appointment

Mark Frost 022 150 2244


Immaculate family home and a large shed

Looking for an idyllic lifestyle property that comes with all the creature comforts and offers great schooling nearby? Look no further. This beautifully designed two year old Jennian home (with a 10 year master build warranty) was made with families in mind. Featuring a large kitchen, dining and living area connected to a grand north-facing wrap around deck where you can capture expansive rural views, the Raglan inner harbour and stunning evening sunsets. The master bedroom with ensuite bathroom has direct access to the north facing deck. Furthermore, there are three double bedrooms, one of which could easily double as a home office or media room for the groms. The internal access double garage and laundry ensures even your vehicles can be stored away and an additional 175sqm Kiwispan shed to store toys and added accomodation/office space.

3 1 2 2

Asking Price $1,450,000

View by appointment

Mark Frost 022 150 2244


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Raglan 199a Checkley Road

Raglan 41 Omahina Street

Water and mountain views

Are you wanting a fantastic location with uninterrupted water and mountain views to build your new home or holiday bach in Raglan, then look no further. You can immediately design and build your own amazing home to capture relaxing views of Mount Karioi from your open plan living area or deck. The 434 sqm (more or less) section is the perfect low maintenance option so you can spend your valued quality time relaxing in your new home or in the great outdoors of Raglan.

Raglan 5 Cross Street


Asking Price $525,000

Phone for viewing times

Mark Frost 022 150 2244


Renovated bungalow

This renovated bungalow could be your first home with plenty of room for the whole family, extended family or a home and income with the modern sleepout and kitchenette at the rear. The immaculate character home sits elevated to capture morning sun in the rear courtyard while your evening beverage will be enjoyed on the front deck with a BBQ as the sun sets to the north. The open plan living flows from the lounge and dining area through to the kitchen and bathroom.

3 1 1

Price by Negotiation

View by appointment

Mark Frost 022 150 2244


Raglan 19 Te Tuhi Road

Rare opportunity - coastal bush hideaway!

Take advantage of the rare opportunity to own your own private bush retreat where you are only a short walk or bike to a number of world class surf breaks.

The expansive 1341 sqm (more or less) native bush offering is nestled on the foothills of Mt Karioi and provides you with plenty of room to develop your own private coastal hideaway amongst birdsong and nature. Options to clear the site and rebuild or a project to transform the existing property to it's former glory.

1,341sqm 2 1 2

Price by Negotiation Phone for viewing times

Mark Frost 022 150 2244


Raglan 6B Primrose Street

Immaculate home or bach

This immaculate renovated home could be your first step into the property market or the perfect holiday home for family and friends. This low maintenance home has a good sized open plan living area which connects to the modern kitchen and outdoor decked area. Two double bedrooms and family bathroom cater for all your accommodation needs.

2 1 1 1

Price by Negotiation

View by appointment

Mark Frost 022 150 2244


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Boundary lines are indicative only

Raglan 239 Hills Road

Location, Income and Potential

The 3 golden rules of Real Estate, you can’t go wrong with this impressive property! Located just a short stroll from the waters edge and the vibrant Raglan township, the location is prime. Huge in content, with multiple accommodation options, the income potential is very appealing. The main dwelling is selfcontained on both levels, with 2 bedrooms upstairs and 4 bedrooms plus a media room downstairs.

Raglan 76 Omahina Street

Peaceful waterfront location

This large 1306 sqm (more or less) waterfront section will give you tons of room to design and build your own private coastal retreat where you can relax and watch the water glisten below from the comfort of your expansive west facing living spaces. Concept plans are available, title has been issued so you can start designing your dream home now to fit on the 400 sqm (approximate) building platform.

6 2 3 1 1

Auction (unless sold prior) 11am, Thu 20 Apr 2023

96 Ulster Street, Hamilton

View by appointment

Stephen O'Byrne 021 969 848

Michelle O'Byrne 021 969 878



Asking Price $795,000

Phone for viewing times

Mark Frost 022 150 2244


Space, views and endless potential

All day sun falls on this impressive 5,204sqm property in a secret spot on the edge of Raglan town. Sought after views of not only the harbour and the majestic Mt Karioi, but also the Raglan bar, with enough space to build two dream homes and have work-fromhome options. The infrastructure is already in place, including a warm, stylish 1-1/2 storey shed lined, insulated and double-glazed which boasts a log burner, bathroom, kitchen facilities and two decks to enjoy the views.


1 1 1 2

Price by Negotiation

View by appointment

Stephen O'Byrne 021 969 848

Michelle O'Byrne 021 969 878


Raglan Whaanga Road

Rare coastal bush hideawayRuapuke!

Take advantage of this very rare opportunity to own your own private bush retreat where you can stay selfsufficiently amongst the native bush canopy and birdlife whilst capturing stunning views of the wild west coast and incredible sunsets. This expansive and very unique 15.7 hectare (more or less) QE11 protected bush block currently houses two selfcontained cabins which can accommodate between 6-8 guests comfortably.


Price by Negotiation

Mark Frost 022 150 2244


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Raglan 5 John Street
Boundary lines are indicative only



Raglan 5/25 Rangitahi Road

Lock up and leave coastal home

Exciting news, North Point Residence is now complete BUT you will need to be quick as house five is the only lock up and leave home available. Designed by Red architecture house five features an 83sqm (more or less) two-bedroom layout on the lower level with a tiled bathroom, laundry cupboard and easy access to the double carport, secure lock up and private courtyard. Upstairs features the open plan living and well-appointed kitchen that flows seamlessly to the north facing deck.


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For Sale Mark Frost 022 150 2244


Raglan Lot 3, 19 East Street

Rare town section - 802 sqm!

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to own a good-sized residential section in a handy central location where you can walk to town, Raglan area school and have immediate access to the Kaitoke walkway which runs along the edge of the Raglan harbour. The gently sloping 802sqm section will give you plenty of scope to design and build your own home with a relaxing north facing outlook and established plantings.



For Sale Mark Frost 022 150 2244


Raglan 22 James Street

Home or beach house - in the heart of town!

This charming character home or beach house is positioned in the heart of town and only 200m to the beach and less than a 2 minute walk to the vibrant main hub for your morning coffee, coastal walks and the nearby wharf to launch your boat. The seaside home has a relaxed feel with original wooden features, polished wooden floors and an open fire in the lounge, the perfect place to keep warm after a walk on the beach.

Raglan 46 Wallis Street

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Price by Negotiation Mark Frost 022 150 2244


Sweet Spot by the Sea

You’ll love this location whether you’re starting up, slowing down, investing, or looking for a holiday home, you just can’t go wrong. We all know how important location is in the world of Real Estate, and in Raglan, Wallis Street is hard to beat! Everything is easy, it’s just a short stroll to all the conveniences, supermarkets, cafes, butchers, Doctors, Childcare, wharf, harbour, and even a playground 2 doors down.

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For Sale

View by appointment Stephen O'Byrne 021 969 848

Michelle O'Byrne 021 969 878


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* visit Ruapuke Beach

* visit Bridal Veil Falls

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ANZ Premiership – Magic vs Stars 10 Netball @ Globox Arena, Claudelands Kita Mean - Delightfully Camp 14 Drag performance @ Sky City, Hamilton Tamahere Country Market 15 @ St Stephens Anglican Church, Hamilton The Exponents 29 with Special Guests Dance Exponents @ Globox Arena, Claudelands Songware 6 Musicians Craig Denham and Jo Taylor @ the Old School Arts Centre, Stewart St Raglan Creative Market 9 @ the Old School Arts Centre, Stewart St Raglan Grower’s Market Fridays 7 / 14 / 21 / 28 @ the church grounds, 1 Stewart St, from 5pm Salty Jam Crew Saturdays 8 / 15 / 22 / 29 Live music @ INDI, from 6.30pm HAPPENINGS IN OUR TOWN






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Apply now for Meridian’s Power Up Community Fund

At Meridian, we only generate from 100% renewable resources: wind, water, and sun. We’re committed to doing good things with our energy. That means good for people, and good for the environment.

We’re proud to back local projects in the communities around our wind farms and hydro stations with our Power Up fund.

With Power Up, your community has a say on what initiatives we support and fund. Managed by a panel of locals and Meridian staff, we’re working together to build strong, sustainable communities.

Power Up Te Uku provides grants for projects in Raglan, Te Mata, Te Uku, and Waitetuna.

Do you know of a community project that’s working to reduce carbon emissions? Visit and search “Decarb fund” for more information.

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CROP SWAP. FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAYS of the month. 9.30 -10.30am at Bowling Club, James Street. Bring anything from kitchen or garden to swap – seedlings, plants, produce, preserves, baking. It’s not direct swapping, we share abundance, and everyone gets a bit of everything! All welcome

RAGLAN GROWER'S MARKET every Friday, 5-7pm at the Stewart St Church lawn - inside if raining.

GOOD FRIDAY (7 APRIL) - A combined churches Reflective service, 9.30am at Stewart Street Church , followed by hot cross buns EASTER SUNDAY at St Peter's Church 9.30 Holy Communion Service followed by morning tea. ALL ARE WELCOME.




KING OF THE SINGLE FIN APRIL 15TH 2023: Raglan Surf Co. in partnership with Raglan Point Boardriders is hosting the King of the Single Fin 2023 in memory of Kyle Leuthart. Come down to Manu for a day of surfing, banter, pie eating, light hearted competition and sun burn... Remember our friend Kyle, and partake in the King of the Single Fin 2023!

MUSICIANS NIGHT - OPEN MIC NIGHT AT THE YARD every Wednesday. Reg by 6.30pm kick off at 7pm.


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ART TO WEAR 2023 – CALL FOR ENTRIES Entries are invited for the following section: Colour - Kaleidoscope, Time in Motion, Children’s – Wing It, Kaitiakitanga – Forest Flora, Upcycled – Suit Yourself. For further details, important dates and online entry, go to our website

SHADES OF WHITE EXHIBITION – CALL FOR ENTRIES Entries are invited for wall-hung works on the theme Shades of White. For full details and entry form check our website under Creative Raglan Events tab.

EXHIBITION – 11-21 APRIL Living Landscapes – work from our Young Artists created at Afterschool Art classes in Term 1. 10am – 2pm at the Old School Arts Centre on Stewart St.

MUSIC AT THE OLD SCHOOL – THURSDAY 6 APRIL Songware – the new project of Craig Denham and Jo Taylor. Expect music with joyous harmonies, humour, driving grooves and eclectic awesomeness. 7.30pm, doors open 7pm. Tickets $20 on the door. Licensed bar and café open.


Tuesday 18th April at 1pm in the Church Hall, Stewart Street. Guest speaker Belinda Goodwin, talking about seed-saving.

Floral Art theme–Anzac Day. Normal Competitions, Display Table, Garden Vibes, Sales Table, Raffle and Afternoon Tea. All welcome.

RAGLAN CREATIVE MARKET – SUNDAY 9 APRIL 10am – 2pm at the Old School Arts Centre on Stewart St. For more info -

LIVE AND LOCAL – FRIDAY 14 APRIL A showcase for local performers, from songwriters to comedy – this month featuring Ruth Power, Ngaronoa Renata and Odhran Devlin. 7.30-9.30pm, doors open 7pm. Koha entry. Licensed bar and café open.


Roman Rudnytsky concert – internationally-renowned concert pianist.. 7.30pm, doors open 7pm. Tickets $30, concession and RCAC members $25, book online Licensed bar and café open.

CREATIVE CANINES RAGLAN CREATIVE MARKET – SUNDAY 23 APRIL 12-4pm at the Old School Arts Centre on Stewart St. Dog-themed event featuring agility demo and Scruffs Dog Show (1-3pm) in addition to normal stalls. For more info -


Ragtimers Ukulele Group Weekly on Wed, 4pm

Clay Shed Members’ Night Weekly on Wed, 5-7pm

Karioi Quilters Monthly on 2nd Thurs, 10.30am

Raglan Art Group Monthly on 1st Fri, 10am

Backgammon Club Monthly on last Fri, 5pm

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