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4 Lucy’s loaves capture the market – and the judges

5 Muroki: Wavy-ing goodbye

6 New & Local: Flaxen, makes return to Raglan

7 Raglan Food Journeys

8 Talking About Mental Health with Ruby Gibbs: Indigo

9 For Youth: Interview with Harry Carter

10 Beth Ivy Buxton from Mind Body Bloom & Ziski Poschl






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Raglan baker Lucy Donaldson has struck triple gold with her gluten free breads which, in little more than two years, have become so popular they’re now ordered right across the country.

Three of Lucy’s loaves – marketed simply as the white one, the seedy one and the fruity one – all won gold medals in New Zealand’s prestigious Outstanding Food Producer Awards announced last week, with her sourdough claiming a silver.

‘Lucy’s’ branded breads also won big-time last year, with two golds and one silver.

Safe to say then that this locally born and bred 34 year old has largely captured the gluten intolerance market – along with that for those with allergies – with a product of a consistently high quality.

So what does winning twice over in as many years mean to Lucy? Apart from the kudos, it brings both “credibility and customers” to her fledgling business, she says.

With the help of three staff Lucy’s now turning out between 1200 and 1500 loaves a week from her recently built Frankton bakery.

In the lead-up to Easter Lucy’s been particularly busy in the bakery – starting work at 4am rather than the usual 7am – because she’s also produced 180 six-packs of gluten free hot cross buns daily, her recipe voted by Auckland-based lifestyle magazine Denizen as New Zealand’s best.

It all started in the kitchen of her Whale Bay home when as a young mum she decided to go gluten free while breast-feeding colicky babies, in the hope of getting some relief.

Already making her own sourdough and substituting with Volare’s sourdough, Lucy approached the Waikatobased Volare’s team and asked why not make a gluten free product. They simply didn’t have time, but offered Lucy – who’d become quite the home baker – the chance to come up with a gluten free loaf of her own.

The enterprising mother-of-three jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with a brand like Volare.

She insists it was a lucky case of the “right time, right place”, but there were still two years of trials amid a few lockdowns and the building of a purpose-built bakery courtesy of Volare before Lucy’s gluten free breads could be launched.

Now they’re in every Volare store, many health food shops, farmers markets and are delivered direct to customers nationwide.

Hubby Elliot however reckoned she was “making bricks” at first – so Lucy set out to prove him wrong.

She experimented with a lot of alternative flours to wheat and studied the properties of different wholegrains, ensuring her choice of substitutes would provide nutrients for a healthy diet.

Lucy’s especially proud of her white sandwich loaf that stays soft enough to wrap around a sausage for instance – no mean feat in the gluten free market.

Life has become quite a juggle since abandoning her career as an operating theatre nurse but Lucy’s passionate about the product and her change of direction.

She gets up in the wee hours and goes for a run before work – a habit she labels her “coping mechanism” – leaving Elliot to drop their two boys off at Te Uku School and their daughter at Matapihi Kindergarten. Finished work by two in the afternoon, Lucy is back in time to pick the children up.

All her loaves are made by hand so each is unique, she says. And they’re made with fewer ingredients – no eggs, nuts, dairy products or preservatives – so are best eaten fresh, she adds, as there’s not the long shelf life of “normal” breads.

Her breads can be ordered online for home delivery all over New Zealand, Lucy explains, the day’s bake being sent via a perishable post overnight courier. There are now also 40 stockists throughout the North Island.

A new range of dried goods will be released later this year, reveals Lucy’s marketing manager Ezra Andre – an old friend from way back at Raglan Area School – but that’s another story.

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Heplayed at Homegrown last week and has two more gigs – at San Fran in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington on April 13 and Galatos in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland on April 19 – and after that, Muroki is off.

To Berlin, no less.

“It's going to be fun, man. Like, yeah it's going to be awesome making the move over there next month. It’s just going to be a little bit sad playing these last shows, but I think it's going to be fun as well,” the multi-talented musician says.

Muroki’s based in Tāmaki now, where he’s just released his third EP, Timezones.

The seven-track mini-album was a long time in the making but he’s “pretty stoked to have it out there, super happy”.

“It's a little bit more experimental, particularly with my vocals, the vocal production, I mean the way I've been using my voice. I'm just trying to push it in a different direction. There's still the mellow stuff in there as well and I feel like overall it's a bit of a slower tempo, but it's a bit more in the groove. It's like a development in a way

from what I've been doing in the past, especially in the kind of funk realm.”

The past for Muroki started right here in Whaingaroa Raglan with bands Cloak Bay and Masaya before heading out on his own and achieving platinum success with the single Wavy in 2021 and the te reo version Rehurehu on Waiata Anthems the same year.

He says it’s too hard to pick a single out of the seven tracks on Timezones.

“They could all be singles, you know. Everybody's got their favourite and I feel like there's something on there for everybody. They all work in different ways. It depends on the audience listening to it as well, but I do find that part a bit tricky.”

With only a couple of gigs left before he heads off for the foreseeable future, his last gig at the Yottie may well have been his last in Raglan for some time; not that many venues could accommodate his fans.

“Yeah, last time I played at the Yottie it was just chocker. Next time we play we might need a bigger venue.”

But that’s not something he’ll have to worry about in Berlin, where he doesn’t have a whole lot of plans in place.

“There's nothing set in stone at this point. I'm just going to get myself over there and, you know, try it out for a couple of years.”

However, with three EPs under his belt, surely it’s time for an album?

“I reckon that might be my next venture. I think it's time to dabble into the album world. It’s a lot of work. This EP was pretty cruisy. I went over to America and took three songs and then I wrote four tracks from scratch over there but the whole thing was finished off in 11 days. We kind of went over to America, spent two weeks, hours in the studio every day and then maybe a couple of sessions afterwards but it wasn't like a crazy two weeks. But you know, that's only seven songs, I don’t know what it’d be like with 13 or so.”

All that’s for the future anyway, as his big adventure awaits. And he expects to catch up with plenty of Raglan friends and whānau in Berlin.

“There'll be a lot of Kiwis over there because people from here go to Europe so often, so I feel like I'm going to be the base for people coming to stay. I hope they all start coming over, that’d be cool, I don’t have any mates over there.”

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Muroki is set to jet off to Berlin. Images by Geraldine Burns + stills from Muroki's new EP 'Timezones.'




laxen, a much loved local boutique clothing brand, has returned. Jacqui from the Local Rag chats to owners Penny and Mistral about the new Flaxen and their exciting plans for the business moving forward.

Why did you decide to bring Flaxen back to life?

It just felt like it was the right timing for us both. We had kept all our patterns and stuff together knowing there would be a time where we both had the space to start creating again.

What is the story behind the original Flaxen?

We modelled together overseas in the 80's and formed a great friendship. Around 2006 we decided to collaborate our skills in fashion and created the Flaxen label.

We first had a studio shop in Muriwai then Raglan and did many clothing parties throughout the North Island which was fun.

How would you describe Flaxen clothing?

Flaxen is minimalist style with a casual look and feel. We also use remarkable and interesting prints creating refreshing looks. We prioritise natural fabrics for our garments and have versatile designs that can be worn in different ways. As a coastal New Zealand label, it reflects our lifestyles for indoor and outdoor wear.

What did you learn that you will carry through to new Flaxen designs?

We have learnt that clothing you can move freely in, feel comfortable in and look beautiful often have an adjustable element.

Tell us about the process involved this time to put garments on the racks?

We look at the seasons and fashion influences going forward and adjust our styles to suit, and we make up our own rules as well haha.

The process is the same, we discuss and develop our designs, select and find our fabrics then cut them, and our sewists then sew them up ready for the racks.

This time around with more experience behind us and a good skilled team of pattern makers and sewists we are enjoying the work.

Penny and Mistral.

How will you sell and market the ranges?

We will continue with our clothing parties and sell wholesale to some selected stores. We are getting organised to sell online as well. We may do some popup shops occasionally but not a permanent shop.

How do people find out more?

Our fb page is Flaxen clothing Made in NZ; if you want more information about our clothing parties it’s on our fb page.

IG: @flaxen_nz

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Raglan Food Journeys is a celebration of the diverse and vibrant voices that make our local food scene so unique. Delving into the kitchens of passionate home cooks, chatting with local food artisans, and exploring the creations of our local foodies.

Hawaiian born chef Colin Chung has made Raglan his home for the last 40 years. Creator of the Iconic ‘Vinnies’ restaurant, he is also an international hospitality consultant, cookbook author, caterer, gardener, free diver, community food advocate, teacher, woodworker, ukulele enthusiast, and passionate forager; it is abundantly clear that Colin can turn his hand to anything creative.

In Season - Feijoas

This month local writer Kate Evans, author of FEIJOA: A Story of Obsession & Belonging shares some feijoa tips and facts.


Make a Colombian feijoa con leche - basically a feijoa milkshake - by whizzing feijoas in a blender with milk and a little sugar. You can optionally leave the skin on, like the Colombians do, for extra tang and greenness.

Speaking of skins, after you’ve scooped out a bucketload of feijoa deliciousness, don’t chuck the skins in the compost straight away. Dissolve 3 tbsp sugar in a little water in a large jar. Add the skins and top up with water, using a smaller jar or rock to push the skins under the water - if they’re sticking out they’ll go mouldy. Leave on the bench for three days, then sieve out the skins, keeping the juice left behind. It’ll become a kombucha-like slightly fermented drink called Feijoa Fizz. Try making Peter Gordon’s delicious manuka and roasted feijoa chutney eatwell/recipes/roast-feijoa-and-manuka-chutney


• The feijoa evolved 23 million years ago among monkeys, giant ground sloths, and ‘terror birds’ in South America—but it is distantly related to the pōhutukawa and the eucalyptus.

• Feijoas aren’t a “super fruit” — they’re healthy and delicious, but don’t contain outrageous amounts of vitamins or iodine. They may, however, help reduce inflammation, and one study is currently investigating whether they can tame blood glucose levels in diabetics—something traditional Afro-Brazilian communities in the feijoa’s heartland already know.

• The oldest feijoa tree I found was located not in New Zealand or its South American homeland, but in the Hanbury Gardens in Italy: it is at least 110 years old.


Colin’s personal food journey started with his two grandmothers in Hawaii, “My Popo (Chinese grandmother) was the start of everything. She grew everything in our backyard and as a little kid, we’d go to Chinatown and I’d help her shop. This Chinese influence—a Cantonese style of cooking—was learnt through helping my family cook and cooking together. My Maui Tutu (Hawaiian grandmother) was on a 20 acre farm. I learnt about farming, growing fruit, and gardening there. She taught me how to forage in the forest and the ocean. Every weekend we would go to the coast and catch and eat raw fish or to the mountains to forage wild food. Both of these great ladies not only left an indelible impression on my food psyche, but also lived healthy, long, and fruitful lives: Popo lived to 95 and Tutu to 107. This early influence has inspired my cooking all of my life and led me into the food industry.”

Vinnies was the first contemporary restaurant of its kind in late 80s Raglan and ran under Colin’s management until 2005. When Colin was asked about Vinnies provenance and ethos, he explained, “It was famous for its huge menu, Mexican food, and the most popular offering of buffalo chips and aioli. The menu changed based on what was available. It was local, seasonal, and ingredients were sourced within Raglan and the great Waikato food basket. Many young people were employed who went on to work in the industry and take on their own restaurants”.

The idea of using what’s available in the immediate environment led to passion projects in the Pacific and closer to home. The creation of his cookbook Kana Vinaka (literally ‘good food’ or ‘eat well’) celebrates a contemporary take on Fijian and Pacific cuisine. Colin says, “The aim of my work in the Pacific and the creation of this book is to teach people how to use their local produce to create modern dishes, minimise the need for shipped goods to the islands, and to truly eat local. This in turn supports small communities, creates jobs, and promotes food security”. At home, Colin has developed courses that he shares at Raglan Community House. These evening classes, which run in the winter, teach people the basics of cooking, how to shop and stretch your budget whilst still eating nutritious food, and culminate in eating what you have prepared. This community work extends to running courses at Fraser High’s He Puaawai Teen Parent Unit. These courses focus on learning to feed yourself and your baby well, cooking basics, and how to navigate shopping for food. When asked what makes Raglan a special place to live, Colin states, “The environment, it’s special. The harbour, the ocean, and the forest, where you can forage. And, of course, the people and the attitude of the people”.

Over the years, Colin has worked with people from all walks of life. When asked what simple advice he would pass on to families, he says, “Schedule your week of meals in a general way so you can avoid impulse buying. Think about how many meals you will need for you or your family. Go out there and see what’s available, what’s on sale, what’s in season, what is a damn good buy. Buy that!”


You won’t find a better recipe for this all time favourite. Colin has been growing bananas for over 20 years. “Bananas are abundantly available, cheap, and freeze easily; they are so often wasted because they are too ripe. With our warming climate, I see local bananas becoming more commercially available in New Zealand within the next few years”. This makes 12 slices.


1 cup butter

2 cups sugar

4 large eggs

1 cup sour cream

3 cups plain flour

2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp baking soda

2 tbsp vanilla essence

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

1 cup coconut (optional)

2 cups mashed banana

1. Preheat Oven to 180°c.

2. Cream the butter and sugar until pale, this will take around 10 minutes.

3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating them in.

4. Beat in the sour cream.

5. Sift the flour, baking powder, and baking soda and beat into the mixture.

6. Add the vanilla essence, nuts, and coconut if using, then fold in the bananas.

7. Pour into a lined cake tin and spread to make an even surface.

8. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the top is firm and a skewer comes out clean. Don’t overcook. Let the cake rest for 10 minutes then remove from the tin to cool on a rack.

Extra tip: Use the leftover banana skins by soaking them in water for a week. Pour on to your plants/gardens for a potassium boost.

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Toxward-Nicolson grew up in Whāingaroa and has just recently started her studies at the University of Waikato. We sat down to talk about mental health, self-love and her journey with ADHD.

What is your relationship like with your mental health and is it something that you think about every day?

My relationship with my mental health has gotten really strong, especially in the last two or three years. Probably since I started going to therapy in the beginning of 2021 just before I started uni for the first time. My anxiety was really bad and I didn’t know why. I was too scared to leave my bedroom, let alone my house. I started therapy and since then my relationship with my mental health is incredible. I'm finally at a point where I can just feel my feelings. For a really long time my feelings felt too big and too painful and too scary. I couldn't feel them. I wasn’t ready. I‘m always remaining aware of my mental health. I avoid things that make me feel bad and go toward things that make me feel good. Sometimes it is that simple.

What was your relationship like with your mental health when you were younger?

Definitely not good! It always felt like something was wrong. There were constant underlying issues; not being good enough, a need to be validated by others for my happiness. That's been a major shift between now and then. My mental health really relied on other people whereas today I'm the sole person who looks after it. One of the things that helped change my mindset was every time I got into those moments of over-thinking bad things about myself, I would just physically be like “No. Stop.” Then I would affirm myself with “I am beautiful. I am intelligent, kind, funny and worthy of love.” Always talking to yourself negatively will affect your mental health but you can slowly switch into talking to yourself positively.

When you have been at your lowest point, what has gotten you through?

Definitely my family. I would say that Terri has been quite a solid rock for me over the years. Growing up with an older sibling is just the best thing. They're your built-in friends. Having an older sister that always grounded me and affirmed me and who was just a few years ahead of me made me feel like I could do it too. I watched her go through turmoil then I experienced the turmoil myself. Heartbreaks were major triggers for me. It definitely brought me down to a dark place but it was always just like “I know that I can get through this. I know the path that I want to end up on.” I used to have some destructive coping mechanisms which were not great. I didn't have the tools that I have now and that’s okay! I just wanted to numb the feelings any way possible but then you learn to let yourself feel them and you don't need to numb anymore. Crying helps a lot, and hugs!

You’ve recently been diagnosed with ADHD. What has that experience been like for you?

That was a few months after I started getting therapy. I had just started uni and was confused about why I couldn't just do the things that I wanted to do. I like being a good student, why can't I start my assignment now instead of leaving it to the last minute? I was really frustrated with myself. My therapist picked up on it and asked if I had heard of ADHD? I was like “Nah I don't have that!” I’m not hyper-energetic. I can focus. But the more he talked through what ADHD actually is, the more I was like, okay the dots are starting to connect. I’ve been diagnosed with ADD as well which presents differently. It's much more

internal than external. And I think that for most women, ADHD or ADD, is mostly internal. It’s not being able to gain control of all the thoughts in my head. I'm not expressing it physically. Women mask and contain their symptoms. Just because I can still function, doesn’t mean that I’m not struggling internally. It is constant and I thought that was very normal. You become paralysed.

Since you've had your diagnosis and you've started on medication, how has it changed your life?

I can do things for myself now! It is incredible. I have so much more patience for myself. I have so much more patience for my younger selves who were dealing with this and had no idea, who were blaming themselves for how hard things were. It was like wow, this whole time I thought there had to be something wrong and there was! Not that there's anything wrong with it but I suddenly had a reason behind all of my struggles. Discovering that and then having medication for the days where I can't quite focus or stay stimulated has made my life so much easier. I only take it when I need it which is not very often. I still prefer who I am without medication. I'm way more relaxed now. I’ve started back at uni again and not only am I more passionate about the degree that I’m pursuing but I also understand the way that I learn and I know how to manage that. It feels so freeing. It almost feels like I'm my 5 year old self again. I'm pursuing her dreams. This is a life I always dreamed of but I don't think I would have gotten

here without going through all that turmoil. I'm secure and strong in myself and understand myself so well that now I can give it my all.

What are some of the lessons that you’ve learned?

Mistakes are there to learn from! My biggest takeaway would be that when I make a mistake, I feel it completely. If you're able to sit with yourself and be like ok this is what we did, this is the consequence of our actions and this is what we are gonna do differently next time. And if you really process that then you'll make a hell of a lot less mistakes and actually learn the lessons! Also trust your gut. I think if you continue to self doubt and go against what you initially wanted, you're sort of abandoning yourself in a way. Trust your instinct because you'll never regret it.

What are some of the tools in your toolbox?

When you get really anxious or sad or upset, you feel your feelings in the front of your chest and your tummy. So if you grab a pillow or hug someone, you are really feeling those feelings and creating a safe space. It instantly soothes you. Hugs are really great, but if you don't have someone to hug, you can hug yourself. I think routines are really important, too. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle does actually greatly impact your mental health. Create a bit of a routine, stick to it and be there for yourself. And just go do things that make yourself feel good! And if you don't know what makes you feel good, go and look for it. There are so many things to do!

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This page is exclusively dedicated to the youth of Whāingaroa. Each month, you will discover interviews, events, and other valuable information tailored for local rangatahi to foster connections and actively participate in our community.

Harry with his Sailing Club students.

For this edition of the Whāingaroa Youthworker Collective - Te Whakaruruhau Mahuri Rangatahi Page, Matua Joe chats to Harry Carter.

So tell me about growing up in Whaingaroa.

Growing up in NZ was pretty cool living by the water surfing, sailing, swimming, all of it. I made the most of the ocean. I started off at RAS and then I wanted to meet new people so I decided to go to HBHS. I feel like I have learnt that there are so many people in the world but in a small community you don't have chances to meet people from different countries, and there are people boarding there also.

Tell me about sailing.

I have been sailing my whole life since I was born. I grew up sailing at Raglan Sailing Club, and the last few years I have started teaching sailing which has been pretty cool. I mainly teach young people around 7-13 years old. Teaching is so different from being a student. Obviously you feel way more responsible and I feel very meaningful to my students.

I was taught by Kirsten to race sailboats and she got me into coaching. So I completed a coaching course in Year 10 and decided to keep pushing myself to keep coaching. She left Raglan so I took over and I volunteer as a coach. I also get paid in Hamilton.

What makes you want to volunteer? I really value that you volunteer!

I enjoy passing on the knowledge, getting more people into sailing. It’s a great skill to have and an awesome environment around you and great people. It’s great for your well-being; as soon as I go out on the water I feel relaxed, my muscles relax, my heart beats, I smile, I have fun! It’s a completely different feeling to anything else. It’s hard to explain. I forget about school and homework and I live in the moment.

What advice would you give to young people growing up today?

Join as many activities outside of school as possible and keep pushing yourself in those activities. If you push through doing these activities it makes you a much better person. You feel like you have more of a purpose in life. Keep pushing through - life gets easier.

What advice would you give to adults to help young people?

Be a mentor - the people who mentored me pushed me, like my parents and Kirsten. In sailing for example you can push a kid further than you would expect to get over the obstacles. There are many obstacles in sailing and once you get through, the next obstacle can be easier. This is true for life also.

What's it like being a teacher?

I feel like young people respond really well to another young person teaching them. I think that if young people

can coach and help other young people it's a really great idea.

The Raglan Sailing Club has a website to join up to learn to sail. We meet every second weekend in Term 4 and Term 1.


Join as many activities outside of school as possible and keep pushing yourself in those activities. If you push through doing these activities it makes you a much better person. You feel like you have more of a purpose in life. Keep pushing through - life gets easier.



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Our small community in this stunning location can be a ‘high-vibe’ and an ‘enriching’ environment. As we all know, life can swing the occasional hard-ball, and many of us are acutely aware of family members, friends, and young people in our community who experience a rougher-ride than others.

I am aware you are both therapists working in our community with young people and their families. I would love to know the secret to your sticking power, in what we all respect is a very tough job.

Q: What is your secret to success?

Beth: I genuinely love my work; it’s both an honour and humbling to support others. I’ve learned that filling my own cup so it can overflow to support others is crucial. I’m continually noticing my body, taking moments to self-regulate, and remembering to find the joy in life’s little moments like kitchen dance parties, being in nature, singing in the car and connecting with friends.

Ziski: The main thing that helps me stay passionate about my work and well myself is connection. This includes really focussing on the connection and relationship with the person or family I am working with, in the moment, and not letting the ever-present admin list get in the way of really being there with them. I also really value the connections with friends, family, and the beautiful nature around Whāingaroa. Exploring the environment with my toddler, and seeing the world from his perspective helps me stay playful and let go of stress.

Q: You work independently but share a working space, who is the messy one?

Beth: Haha me! Ziski is very patient with the shared cupboard… no seriously, Ziski is so warm and respectful, and we both want the room to feel really welcoming to others.

Ziski: Beth is amazing to share a space with! She has made it so welcoming and beautiful that it feels sunny,

even on stormy days. It is a lovely room that children and adults alike can feel comfortable in.

Q: What are your go-to tools for working with clients?

Ziski: I like working with clients to see what fits their way of seeing the world, and their values. Underpinning my work is a strong person-centered focus, so I prioritise the relationship, and then within that the client and I look at the menu of therapeutic techniques I offer to see what fits them best. For the last couple of years I have been training in Child-Centered Play Therapy, so I am integrating this approach with my younger clients. This approach is fast becoming my passion and I love how children use the therapeutic relationship to process experiences and try out new ways of being.

Beth: We always start with what the client is looking for and why they’ve reached out now. Over the last couple of years my work has focused more on managing anxiety and overcoming trauma. I work a lot with tamariki and whānau but also teens, university students and older adults. I’ve also been supporting organisations and schools with training so they can be more traumainformed. Often my work will combine traditional talk therapy techniques with practices that help us get back in our body and release emotions – this might be yoga, movement, mindfulness, or creative practices.

Q: Teach us! What can we all do to meet the needs of the modern / future child?

Beth: Connection connection connection! We all need to know we belong, so finding ways to connect even if a child’s behaviour is challenging really helps them feel safe and secure. Playfulness and connection are almost impossible when we are triggered ourselves (which all of us are at times), so learning how to manage our own emotions is also one of the biggest things we can do for our children.

Ziski: Focus on the relationship with the child, whether they are part of your family, a child in your neighbourhood,

or someone you are interacting with on a one-off basis. Really seeing a child and connecting with them in an empathetic and non-judgemental way can make such a difference.

Q: What are the biggest challenges for you as a therapist? What are your strategies for maintaining wellbeing?

Beth: It can be hard to support as many families as I’d like. So I'm offering more things like psycho-education workshops and parent support, to empower parents and educators with the information and tools they need to support tamariki and rangatahi.

Ziski: I also think seeing the significant systemic and historical trauma and stressors that families are dealing with can be really heart-wrenching. Over time, I have found that counselling can in itself be a strategy for wellbeing.

Q: What does our community need? How can we help you?

Ziski: There are some far-reaching issues like housing and food insecurity in our community. Being able to run free workshops or psycho-education sessions to support parents, as well as offer free or low-cost counselling sessions for children in need would mean that families are able to get support when they need it.

Beth: It’s important to be flexible and question what the best support might look like for different people. One of the biggest challenges we face is supporting families who are struggling financially. We have developed different support options in response to community needs and are hoping to access external funding so that we can integrate sliding scales and free or low cost child and parent support. We are also grateful for the support that comes through the use of a group space, or donated materials; it all helps us do the work we do.

If anyone wants to find out more, or support these awesome wāhine in their work:


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Nathan Haines is an internationally recognised producer and musician with a huge body of work and on April 6th he plays at the Yard where he returns to his dance music and DJ roots.

Nathan started Djing in the late 90s in the UK and his DJ sets bring his wealth of passion and knowledge of dance music, jazz, disco and house into one high energy set.

As a known saxophonist of his generation his DJ sets feature him playing live over his own productions and more.

“I have always loved playing in Raglan! The last time was about 10 years ago with my live band at the RSA with my friend an vocalist Kevin Mark Trail visiting from London. I remember it was a fantastic night with a very very enthusiastic crowd. I am also good friends with Cian (Ulo’s Kitchen) and we have known each other through the music scene for coming up to 30 years. I first played for Cian when he was running a night with DJ MU from Fat Freddies in Wellington with DJ Manuel Bundy…this was back in 1995 I think.

So there’s a lot history between myself and Cian and I have massive respect for his time at Conch in Auckland (which was the coolest record store ever) and with what he’s done at Ulo’s Kitchen and with putting on gigs in Raglan over the last 15 years. He’s knows his stuff that’s for sure! He’s always about supporting the music and and supporting cool places to be able to play the music that matters. We are talking about the real music here, not music that is subject to the vagaries and whims of fashion or charts, but the music that is the basis of dance music culture globally. It’s a big big genre with a lot of different styles, but all of us involved in underground music know it when we hear it and we support each other.

I have a new album called “Notes” coming out in the UK/Europe and Japan (on Wonderful Noise) and of course in NZ and Australia on Loop Recordings. It’s my 11th solo album and has taken me 10 years. It was initially started with the late UK based producer Phil Asher but with his passing 2 years ago I've collaborated with close friend

underground dance music community of which I am blessed to be a part of”.

The sixth Wander Women Adventure Race will take place in Raglan on Saturday 4 May 2024. The race is designed by women, for women and is both a great introduction to adventure racing for beginners, while optional extra checkpoints provide the right level of challenge for experienced teams.

Wander Women is a navigational team race – in teams of either two or four fabulous wāhine, teams will navigate a stunning secret course by foot and mountain bike to collect checkpoints and complete fun mystery activities along the way in either the short or medium secret course.

Event Organiser, Fiona Cederman said: “Every year, Wander Women Adventure Race is held in a different location – I’m so excited to showcase beautiful Raglan this May and bring teams here to take part. Teams will have a unique experience, navigating the course which includes amazing and exclusive views.

“Wander Women is more than an adventure race. It’s also a well-deserved break and girls weekend away. Locals can expect to see teams enjoying restaurants, cafes, local activities and shopping while they are here for the weekend.

“Wander Women Adventure Race is really special – the atmosphere is so supportive and teams have lots of fun out on the course and over the weekend. Team entries are still available at – we’d love to have you join the adventure on 4 May in Raglan.”

Race venue announcement: Race HQ and the start/ finish line will be announced to teams on Saturday 27 April 2024 - one week before race day.

“I’ll be playing lots of new productions from my upcoming album, plus stuff from previous albums like Squire For Hire and Sound Travels, and also brand new music from all my producer friends from around the globe representing the

“In my lifetime I have seen dance music culture grow from strength to strength in New Zealand, and I hope to weave the stories of this culture and of my music and that of my close friends into 3 hours of joyous music.”

Race day timings: Registration opens at Race HQ at 6.30am on Saturday 4 May 2024. Medium Course race briefing will begin at 7.30am and race start at 8am. Short course race briefing will be at 8.30am and race start at 9am.

Short course overview: The Wander Women short course is suitable for beginners and first-time adventure racers. In teams of two or four, the Wander Women will navigate the secret short course to collect checkpoints by mountain bike and foot. The navigation will be basic and appropriate for everyone, and the mountain biking will be non-technical. The race is set so most teams will finish in between 2-6 hours – the course includes 5-7km walk/jog off road and mountain biking 10-15km.

Medium course overview: The Wander Women medium course is also designed for beginners; however the terrain may be tougher than the short course. The medium course has optional extra checkpoints which mean experienced racers can set the right level of challenge for their team. The race is set so that most teams will finish between 5 –9 hours – the course includes 10-15km walk/jog off road and mountain biking approximately 25km on forestry and farmland.

What local businesses are involved and supporting the event?

Raglan Kayak and Paddleboards

RSA Newave Surf NZ

Raglan Rock

Dream view Creamery

Karioi Project as our Charity Super Value

Harbourview Hotel

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Frank Booker as well as some very fine local and international musicians.
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Ilove the stories of how people meet their lovers, fall in love (or not fall in love!) and how different couples hook-up prior to this melting pot of school-playground connection.

Many parents struggle with identity change, firstly in the wilderness of physiological change in pregnancy, followed by practical changes in our life-style, this means that maintaining our adult friendships gets tested when we raise our kids.

Just before Christmas last year Jess’s husband Jair asked if I could collect their son from school for a few days while he was away, as Jess would be teaching dance and they could see a calendar crisis ahead.

“Of course,” I said, “Where are you off to?” (knowing that they are both still connected to the national and international performance world).

“Oh, I will be in Wellington, I am a flying Elf next week”. At this point I was sure that I needed to make better efforts maintaining these adult friendships. Who wouldn’t want to be friends with a flying elf?!

Before long I found out how Jess and Jair met, and I couldn’t keep it to myself. I proudly present: a local love story, the foundation of the dream-teamsuper-couple that make up our local Dance and Circus company Freedom 2 Fly.

Q: Tell me about when you first met? What was life like then?

Jess: When we first met I was a dancer on a cruise ship, living the dream, haha.. I was traveling the world, doing what I love and getting paid for it, I couldn't have felt happier! Then I saw Jay and his team performing and practicing and I was like.. WOW.. NEXT LEVEL, I wanna do what they do! Also Jay was like this gorgeous tiny Tarzan with his long curly hair, flicking it around as he literally flew around the stage on the top deck and doing handstands as we sailed under the Sydney Harbour bridge. It was next level kinda stuff that blew my mind. I wasn't sold on him being for me, but he grew on me. I realised I actually really liked him one day when a member of his team fell during a show. My roommate and I ran upstairs (it was the first show we hadn’t watched) and we heard an alarm to get the medical team to the top deck, I was horrified Jay had hurt himself so we ran up in our pjs and saw him helping his team mate be wheeled off to the medical centre. It was pretty bad, but it wasn't Jay and that's when I realised I actually had feelings for this COLOMBIAN CIRCUS DUDE haha. I didn't want him to go home.

introduced (round of names and nationality sort of thing) it was a “Uuuuuuuuu!” from everyone else when I said ‘Jessica is an easy name to remember’.

Q: Tell me about what you thought when you saw this person? Was there a spark, or a mutual appreciation, or another emotion like anger? Passion? Intrigue? ... Throw some words at me!

We were being introduced to our teams his cirque team and our dancing team and I said my name.. he said, “Oh that's an easy name to remember,” and everyone went, “OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHH,” and I went bright red and was like.. what just happened? haha.. We were actually wing men for our roommates who were wanting to tap each other. Their thing went nowhere and we ended up together forever.

Q: And how about your families, what would or what

I think my family ADORE HIM! He is fun, helpful, easy to talk to and gets on with everyone.

My family has always thought I married a princess :) They love Jessica and they find her Spanish super cute, on the other hand, as soon as Jessica's dad found out she was dating a Colombian, he said, "Colombia is not a place to raise children" and now they have me every Christmas at the table :) They are super lovely and supportive in-laws.

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The feeling was more like a challenge - Was she too pretty? Out of my league. So, what happened next? Well, she became a more and more interesting girl, she started to learn Spanish, she can dance (especially salsa), she is a super funny and fun person to be around. Within a couple of months, I thought she was the whole package!

We want to build a purpose built studio theatre for Raglan, we want a place that serves as a studio that can host multiple classes at the same time, Dance, Circus, Aerials, Performances etc. that outlives us and serves our community into the future! The thought of building something that could inspire future generations to be awesome, creative and inspirational is very exciting and everything we have set our minds on until now has happened. This one is a huge, terrifying, but a possible goal!

This weekend marks our 25th Easter at Show Off. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal staff and customers over the 25 years. You are great.

We almost broke up forever when we got off the contract and went our separate ways. I was like.. DAMN I LIKE HIM ALOT.. that was a sad goodbye. I was offered a world cruise contract as dance captain and also a contract on the same ship as him but around the pacific (which I had already done 4 times) and not as dance captain. I asked him what he thought I should do.. he said.. “I don't know” ( I just wanted him to come with me. He didn't, so I took the world cruise to spite him. Then we were both sad and he said, “What, Why did you choose that?” I said, “’Cos you didn’t say you wanted me to come on the cruise with you”, and he said, “But I do,”

Pop in and see us and check out our great selection of handmade New Zealand Jade (Pounamu) jewellery and local art work. Our location is 2 Bow Street, the water end of town. Wishing you all a lovely Easter holiday.

Too many big dreams ahead, to get a purpose build studio for F2F, keep performing internationally with our own produced shows, buy a house in Raglan, see our kids growing in a such a good environment to name a few. We feel super happy and privileged to live in a supportive community like Raglan, we started to feel like locals now (after 6 years living here) and the feeling of belonging to this town and this country, make us wake up every morning and feel blessed and inspired to keep doing our best and enjoying every single step of it.


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Jair: We met in Singapore Nov 2009 on a cruise ship. It was super funny the fact we couldn't understand each other and had to use a mutual English friend to translate (she didn't speak any Spanish by the way). I was part of a 6 acrobats troupe, and Jess was part of the resident dancers cast, when we were officially

Jair: After one year we were together I told my best friend "If I don't get married with this girl I won't ever be married”, it was a way to say she is ‘perfecta’.

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Q: And did you think this person was going to be the person you started a family with?

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Jair: Our life is the one I always dreamed of, having your soul mate by your side everyday is the best thing that can happen to a human being, you can even laugh in tough moments of life.

Thanks so much to Jess and Jair for sharing their love story with us. On behalf of many of us in the community I want to say a big thank you to them!! Their energy, passion and exceptional skill brings an experience for us (kids and adults) that would be hard to match anywhere in the world.


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The Local Rag caught up with Marcus Hodgkinson and Luke Hughes to hear about the Manu Bay Single Fin Classic - a celebration of community and the spirit of surfing.

When did it start and who was behind it?

Marcus: The single fin event was first conceived at the Camenzind surfboard factory over Friday night beers by myself, Mark Camenzind, Kyle Leuthart, and others. We wanted a fun community event that wasn't so focused on the competitive side of surfing, to put the fun element back in and have a chance to ride and show off all the fantastic old single fin boards that everyone had collected over the years.

This brings out great stories of where the boards came from and who shaped them, like the history around the Wilson surfboard brand that was a big part of Raglan surfing history back in the '70s - shaped by Don Wilson.

His family and extended family come to the event and compete and share their stories. His old boards are some of the most sought after around Raglan and NZ by surfboard collectors. The event has been a success in linking up old Raglan with the new and sharing some great history with everyone. It brings out other surfers in the community that would normally never compete and even drags out the old crew with the lure of a free beer, who actually rode these boards back in the day like Malcolm Davidson, Chris Banks, Mickey T, Crowie, Tony Randrup, Terry Gibbs, and Ken Thomas...who were all in the Point Boardriders club back in their era.

How did the event go this year in terms of conditions?

Luke: The conditions this year were near ideal; clean head high waves with light winds, sunny skies, and high tides for the majority of the day, while coffee from Coaster Coffee kept energy levels high, and

the BBQ from Raglan Surf Co kept hungry stomachs full.

Who was involved?

Luke: The draw is limited to 72 entrants comprised of long-standing Point Boardriders members and long-term local residents, as well as the wider community who come to enjoy the atmosphere and culture of grassroots surfing.

What were some of the highlights of the day?

Luke: Aside from the surfing, the boards on show, and the community turnout, the Pie Eating competition, where contestants are required to eat a mince and cheese pie as quickly as they can, is always an entertaining spectacle. The post-event prize giving held at Raglan Surf Co. allowed everyone to cap off an awesome day with live music thanks to Abstract Fish Lung, Jamin-I, and Selector X, food from Sidekick, as well as spot prizes for all competitors.

Results to report?

Results of the main event were Theo Morse 1st, Luke Hughes 2nd, Van Camenzind 3rd, Tom Robinson 4th, and Jake Haines 5th, while Luke Mathers won the adults' pie eating and Alani Morse the junior pie eating competition. Best performance was won by Conor McLennan and Michael Nation, best woman Brie Bennett, best junior Van Camenzind, best senior Mark 'Heckor' Brightwell, best dressed Liam Couldan-Lavers, and Kook of the Day awarded to James Dickinson.

Who would you like to thank?

All of the competitors, spectators, and volunteers who helped make the day what it was. Local businesses for their kind donations; Raglan Bakery, Everyone's Store, Jenny Watts Physio, Camenzind Surfboards, Coaster Coffee, Dreamview Creamery, Aroha Sushi, B Rex Photo Design, Hughes Surfboards as well as main and presenting sponsor Raglan Surf Company. Marcus Hodgkinson, Luke and Ariel Hughes for their organizational efforts as well as the Point Boardriders Club for officiating and running the day. We can't wait to run again in 2025!



Welcome to our first HOME feature of 2024

This regular feature introduces you and keeps you up to date with home related businesses in Whaingaroa and the greater Waikato region.

Currently Raglan is a hive of activity with construction and there are many progressive and exciting businesses to help you create and complete the home of you dreams.

Check them out right here!

If you would like to be included in the next HOME feature please contact Geraldine




Specialising in all things glass Raglan Glass provide their customers with expert advice to create a solution which suits the space, whether it is installing a new glass shower or glass balustrade; we provide options and finishes which complement the customers taste.

Raglan Glass Ltd is a locally owned family business, established by Liz and Josh Prenter in 2020. Servicing Raglan and the Waikato.

Josh is a fully qualified glazier together with 20 years experience in the glass and glazing industry.

• Frameless Glass Balustrades

• Frameless Glass Showers

• Custom Mirrors

• Pet Doors

• 24/7 Glass Replacement

• Pool Fencing

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Poolsmart are NZ’s above ground pool specialists, based right here in Raglan!

Above-ground pools are the perfect solution for sloping sections.

All our pools come with our innovative PoolBox which simply houses all your pumps and equipment and are PS1 approved.

We have happy pool owners all over the North Island! Raglan / Waikato people have a big advantage with delivery costs, so you’ll get a great deal if you work with us.

We build 5m, 6m, 7m and 8m pools.

We have two pools currently in stock at the factory:

1 x 5m & 1 one-off x 3m demo pool. Otherwise we make them to order.

Owned and operated by Tony Belle, who spent a few years growing up in Ragan and has worked at Buccaneer and Southern Spars (think America’s Cup). Before designing and building Poolsmart pools he was making precision aerospace components.

Feel free to pop into the factory in the Nau Mai Business Park, Monday –Friday 8am – 5pm.

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Blair Ridley, KDH owner operator, has been building quality residential homes in Raglan for decades. Blair is proud to be part of this great community, as well as the good reputation KDH has with locals.

Customer satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do at KDH. We strive to deliver projects on time and within budget, aiming to give our customers a great overall building experience. As registered Master Builders, backed by the Master Build Guarantee, we pride ourselves in our workmanship using quality materials with a focus on building strong homes.

Locally owned and operated in the Waikato, our highly qualified team have years of combined experience and skills under their tool belts and are passionate about building a home that is perfectly designed and crafted to suit your lifestyle.

After completing a number of homes in the Rangitahi subdivision, we can offer advice on how to tailor plans to suit the design committee requirements.

Give us a call today or visit our Horotiu showhome. Let’s get started on your new Raglan home!

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Established in 2018 and based in the Raglan.

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Shirley studied in Canada with showings in cafes, shows, galleries and private homes. She has permanently settled in New Zealand and will continue to focus on florals – including native species which are plentiful in Whaingaroa.

Residents and visitors will also find huge experience behind the artworks by Wanda Barker, Elsa Lye and Ro Fawcett. All have displayed in many galleries over the years, and have successful reputations as accomplished artists, often working in abstract styles.

The exhibition includes work by Raglan’s well-known Toni Kingstone, shown here with a work titled Tundra.

Artists Lois Brooks and Ken Soanes, and photographer Janet Scott represent the more representational styles.

The 2024 EASTER SHOW runs March 30-31 and April 1, from 10am to 4pm at the Town Hall Supper Room.

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Bring our beautiful world indoors with stunningly framed fine art photography for your space.

Geraldine Burns creates exclusive, professionally framed photographic artworks. Her style - often described as being poetic, ‘having a quiet eye’she captures a mood and a sense of ‘being there’.

Over the past few years Geraldine has made a return to film photography - the art she learnt back in her school days. She has enjoyed the slower pace of film, taking more time to take the photo itself and also taking less photos. Geraldine is planning to hold an exhibition this year showcasing her film work from the past 3 years - so watch this space!

Follow her journey on instagram @g.design_photo and search these hashtags to see more of her work: #geraldineburns #raglanbyg

Geraldine is part of a collective of Raglan artists with a bricks and mortar store on Bow Street called JET Collective - look for the metal shop front with the aeroplane nose above the door, in between The Shack cafe and Ray White. Geraldine is there each Wednesday, so pop in and say hi!

IG: @g.design_photo

FB: @gdesignprints


Celebrating 20 years of innovation

Urban Homes, the Waikato’s most award-winning Master Builder, commemorates its 20th anniversary this year. Reflecting on the journey, Managing Director Daniel Klinkenberg reminisces about starting from humble beginnings in 2004 with a vision shared with his wife, Bronni.

Urban Homes was a dream that Bronni and I shared. We wanted to create a company that didn’t just build homes; it built people.

To mark this milestone, Urban Homes is hosting a 20 Year Celebration Tour on Friday May 3rd, showcasing 10 remarkable homes packed full of inspiration.

Tickets will cost $50, must be pre-purchased and all proceeds will go to True Colours Children’s Health Trust, a charity that Urban Homes has supported for several years.

For tickets and more information visit

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The Easter Show by the Raglan Art group includes work by both established and new-to-Raglan artists. New to the town is Shirley Pearson.


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Embrace the ever-changing view and relax. This elevated property is positioned perfectly to capture unobstructed views over the Marine Parade boat ramp, Raglan Holiday Park, Marine Parade beach, the airfield, Whaingaroa Harbour and out across the bar. The open plan living with raked ceilings has a feeling of spaciousness and flows out to a conservatory, deck and front yard. At the rear is a sunken paved courtyard to relax and entertain. A gas fire will create a lovely ambient feel through the cooler months while the heat pump will ensure year-round comfort. An added bonus is the solar assisted hot water. Two driveways, Wainui Road and Whitley Street allow for extra parking and suitable for boats and campers etc and the double garaging with high stud ceilings and one door will definitely house boats, cars or SUV’s. Located within an easy walk to the Raglan township, cafes, bars, restaurants, art galleries, bus services and easy access to Ngarunui beach, Manu and Whale Bay.

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April’s Live & Local presents another great mix of Raglan acts, this time with music and stories from Brian Wilson, Freddy Limbert and Ngaronoa Renata.

Ngaronoa Renata brings another Medicine For The People set. These are always something special and feature different accompanists each time. A combination of pūrakau & oro (story-telling and sound), she will be sharing pūrakau and poetry accompanied with taonga pūoro and waiata.

Brian Wilson is making his first solo Live & Local appearance, having performed several times with ukulele group The Ragtimers and accompanied other acts with guitar and ukulele. Self-described as an aging hippy, Brian says he’ll be playing “An eclectic range of songs, some you may have heard before, but you still may not recognise them!”

Over the past 40 years you may have seen Fredmo (Freddy Limbert) behind the drums or perhaps on double bass (yes, he did start very young indeed, as long-time locals can attest). Having performed with numerous artists and bands, including on international tours, Freddy has accumulated a unique approach to music. For Live & Local Freddy says he will be “Plucking some stringed instruments and singing some songs from his travels”.

Proudly supported by Waikato District Creative Communities, Raglan Light & Sound, Mark Frost –Bayley’s Real Estate


Support our local eateries!

Hours and specials below.

Come down to the Wharf this Easter and enjoy the atmosphere with the Juniors on the Wharf Fishing contest for children in action on Sunday.

Raglan Fish have tuna (albacore) galore arriving and are offering a special Tuna menu. Tuna burgers, smoked tuna pies and sashimi tastings. It's a fun weekend for the family. There will be live music on Saturday along with a colouring competition for the kids (winner drawn Sunday.)

Special deals

Starting good Friday and every Friday through April you will receive an extra piece of fish (fish of the day) when ordering a meal deal.

We are introducing the "Kids Basket' to our menu which consists of fish bites, chips, donut, squid rings and sauce.

Live & Local, Fri April 12, Raglan Old School Arts Centre, 7.30pm, doors open 7pm. Koha entry.

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.
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. How to apply Applications for the next funding round are open until midnight on Sunday 21 April 2024. For more information and to apply: visit • email call 04 803 2507 POWER UP Meridian Energy Empowering Communities Do you know of a community project that’s working to reduce carbon emissions? Visit and search “Decarb fund” for more information. LIVE & LOCAL APRIL AT THE RAGLAN OLD SCHOOL ARTS CENTRE
248 Wainui Rd | 07 825 8233 Open 7 Days a Week From 9am Open for Dinner Fri & Sat from 5:30pm Breakfast/Lunch 7 Days 43 Rose St 07 825 0010 Open 7 Days From 9:30AM Mon-Fri and 9AM Sat and Sun Waterfront dining indoor and outdoor seating S H AC K T H E S E R V N G H O N E S T L O C A L A N D G O O D F O O D N O 1 9 B o w S t r e e t 0 7 8 2 5 0 0 2 7 o p e n s e v e n d a y s a w e e k Open 7 Days 8am - 4pm Te Kopua Camp Store, Marine Parade, Raglan (07) 825 8761 Phone orders welcome! *Fish & Chips* *Burgers* *Weekly Specials* The store with a lot more! Open 9am - 7pm Wed - Sunday Closed Mon-Tues Fish n’ Chips Group Bookings Inside/Outside Seating 92 Wallis St - 07 825 7544 Volcom Lane Open 7 days from 11:30 Real Fruit Ice Cream Burritos - Wraps Soup - Salad & Chilli This space could be yours. Email the Chronicle for more details. DINING GUIDE RAGLA N F OO D & DRI N K Turkish Kebabs on Plates & Pitas plus beverages & more 10:30 to 9pm | 29 Bow St - 07 825 0202 Open 7 days a week from 10am 'til 7pm 92 Wallis St - The Wharf 07 825 7544


Raglan 26 Rangitahi Road

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. Houses 1, 2, 3 and 5 are almost complete and sold so be quick to secure your new home or holiday getaway. Only a 10 deposit required to secure your new home with several bedroom options (2-4 beds) available. A mix of native timber, plasterboards, natural stones and clay tiles bring texture and functionality

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246 Hills Road 5 2 3 2 Price by Negotiation View by appointment Mark Frost 022 150 2244 SUCCESS REALTY LIMITED, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008 Raglan
own coastal retreat If you are looking for your own coastal retreat away with freedom and fresh air then look no further. This one of a kind property in Raglan could be your definitive family home or you can explore the opportunities of developing it into a generational family retreat with multiple homes, a creative functions space or business mentoring hub. Raglan 5A James Street 2 1 For Sale by Deadline Private Treaty (unless sold prior) 4pm, Thu 18 Apr 2024 96 Ulster Street, Hamilton View by appointment Mark Frost 022 150 2244 SUCCESS REALTY LIMITED, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008
bach-centre of town! This original Raglan gem could be your perfect first home or an amazing holiday Bach right in the heart of town. Simply cross the road to the main street, which houses a plethora of arts, crafts, eateries, live music, and vibrant night life along with weekend markets and a number of town swimming beaches less than 5 - minutes away. Plenty of room to park your caravan or boat and the nearest boat ramp is only 800 m away.
For Sale by Private Treaty View by appointment Mark Frost 022 150 2244 Rachel Waldegrave 021 748 001 SUCCESS REALTY LIMITED, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008
top floor to capture the expansive views.
months of commencement.
to the well appointed kitchens, tiled bathrooms, and outdoor living spaces. Garaging
lifestyle toys with living areas positioned
Prices range from
- $1,575,000 and completion is due

Soaring composition

Welcome to the enchanting world of life on Benseman Road- a place where nature and architecture harmoniously coexist. Nestled on a north-facing site, the home overlooks a panoramic wonderland to bask in sunshine. It epitomizes Raglan’s intrinsic link with land and sea, lifestyle and leisure, art, and whimsy.

Paying homage to the soaring birdlife, the home commands breathtaking views and empathy with the habitat. Tone and texture honour the artistry of architecture, while recognising this setting is the star. The concept of a bird in flight allows the practical function of separate wings – living in one, sleeping in the other, and unique features in between.

14,174 sqm 4 2 Price

Mark Frost 022 150 2244

Angela Finnigan 021 623 550

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Raglan 215b Benseman Road
by Negotiation View by appointment
Street 1,012 sqm 2 1 Auction (unless sold prior) 11am, Thu 28 Mar 2024 96 Ulster Street, Hamilton View by appointment Mark Frost 022 150 2244 Graham Rope 021 222 7427 SUCCESS REALTY LIMITED, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008 Big Rosie opportunity! It’s very rare for such properties to come to the Raglan market where you have an opportunity to grab yourself a piece of iconic Raglan real estate with the potential as big as the view. Use the original home while you make plans to build your forever home in this sought after position. The 1012 sqm (more or less) property sits at the Northwestern end of Rose Street with uninterrupted views expanding from the Raglan wharf, across the inner harbour, towards the Raglan bar. Raglan 11 Kapokapowai Street 412 sqm 2 1 1 Price by Negotiation View by appointment Mark Frost 022 150 2244 SUCCESS REALTY LIMITED, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008 Brand new- stunning views! This brand-new home built by award winning, Sentinel homes has been designed for privacy and to take advantage of the uninterrupted views across the native greenery of Rangitahi Peninsula towards the Raglan inner harbour. Conceived for easy living, this North facing quality home is centred around the high stud open plan living area and well- appointed kitchen. An absolute entertainers dream as it connects with the outdoor covered deck, the perfect place to relax with family and friends.
Raglan 13 Rose Raglan

Best Value home in Raglan!

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11 Omahina Street 850 sqm 2 1 1 For Sale by Deadline Private Treaty 4pm, Thu 11 Apr 2024 96 Ulster Street, Hamilton View by appointment Mark Frost 022 150 2244 SUCCESS REALTY LIMITED, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008 Cosy coastal with room to grow! Opportunities like this rarely come to the market in Raglans newest coastal community, Rangitahi Peninsula. This modern tidy two-bedroom home sits across the road from the Raglan inner harbour, with plenty of room to live or holiday with the potential to develop the large 850 sqm (more or less) section. Options include, increasing the size of the current home or adding a double garage, building a complete secondary home or, smaller pod style home amongst the plantings. Raglan
79 Omahina Street 511 sqm 4 2 2 Asking Price $1,145,000 + GST (if any) View by appointment Mark Frost 022 150 2244 Stephen O'Byrne 021 969 848 SUCCESS REALTY LIMITED, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008
Welcome to this brand new, large 4-bedroom family home nestled in the new coastal community of Rangitahi Peninsula. Boasting a simple design, this property offers a perfect blend of elegance and modern family living. Upon entering, you will immediately notice the abundance of space, making it ideal for families or those who love to entertain. The open floor plan seamlessly connects the living, dining, and kitchen areas, creating a cohesive and inviting environment.
12a Primrose Street 690 sqm 3 1 Asking Price $1,299,000 View by appointment Mark Frost 022 150 2244 SUCCESS REALTY LIMITED, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008 Pristine bungalow now priced to sell! Purchased a few years ago by its current owners this home has had a complete makeover where no stone has been left unturned. The new owners can reap the rewards of all the hard work and live in this amazing bungalow where all your family time will be spent enjoying the rich coastal fruits of Raglan. The open plan living, dining and well-appointed kitchen, connect seamlessly to the expansive outdoor covered deck. An entertainers vision with a stylish modern kitchen and living spaces. Raglan 19b/1 East Street 582 sqm 3 2 For Sale by Deadline Private Treaty (unless sold prior) 96 Ulster Street, Hamilton View by appointment Mark Frost 022 150 2244 SUCCESS REALTY LIMITED, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008 Brand new- Walk to town! This brand-new single level home has been designed for simple low maintenance living where you have privacy and a native coastal bush walkway to right on your doorstep. You can walk the kids to school and meander to town for your morning coffee with the sound of native birds to start your day. Recently completed by leading Waikato builders GV Homes, this home has natural light, easy flow and practical elements which will enhance your new coastal lifestyle.
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18 Seabreeze Way 636 sqm 3 3 3 For Sale by Deadline Private Treaty (unless sold prior) 4pm, Thu 28 Mar 2024 96 Ulster Street, Hamilton View by appointment Mark Frost 022 150 2244 SUCCESS REALTY LIMITED, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008
home, views, 3 garages and an elevator! This contemporary family home offers plenty of space amongst the two levels with fantastic north facing views, double internal access garaging, a workshop, private living below the home and an elevator for the older crowd or less abled. Upon arrival there is plenty of off-street parking below the home amongst the garaging, with room to park your trailer, boat, or camper van. The workshop can also house your jet ski or be a home-based office, hobby room or fantastic creative space.
104A Greenslade Road 1,153 sqm 5 3 1 Price by Negotiation View by appointment Mark Frost 022 150 2244 SUCCESS REALTY LIMITED, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008 Immaculate home, views, water access and income! This immaculate family home oozes style and character but also houses a full complement of modern touches with the bonus of a solid holiday rental income both below the home and in the super stylish POD, positioned for privacy amongst the native bush. The home offers plentiful living spaces for your whole family with a private native bush backdrop and glistening views through the surrounding flora of the Raglan inner harbour from the expansive living areas and connecting deck. Raglan 37 Whaanga Road 2,024 sqm 4 3 Price by Negotiation View by appointment Mark Frost 022 150 2244 SUCCESS REALTY LIMITED, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008 A slice of Whale Bay history! Built in the 80’s this absolute Whale Bay gem is on the market for the first time ever as its iconic creator/ owner is moving on. Not only will its new owner get to own a slice of Whale Bay history, but they will get to enjoy the 4- story home with epic views across a number of world class surf breaks, stunning West coast sun sets, but also 2024 sqm (more or less) in Whale Bay with the addition of an amazing shed/ workshop where you can run a home based business or retreat.
14A Norrie Avenue 514 sqm 3 2 Asking Price $995,000 View by appointment Mark Frost 022 150 2244 SUCCESS REALTY LIMITED, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008 Big price reduction- Right in Town! Is this your new low maintenance lock up and leave home or family bach with north facing views above town? Morning coffee or the pub for dinner is only 5minutes walk away. Step inside and be greeted by an open plan kitchen and living area, providing a seamless flow for entertaining family and friends. The hardwood polished floors exude elegance, complementing the contemporary design of the home.





5 Rangitahi Road

568 sqm 3 2

For Sale View by appointment

Mark Frost 022 150 2244


Stylish coastal palette!

This sophisticated coastal home has been designed so all your quality time will be spent enjoying the riches of the prominent waterfront home and Raglan lifestyle. Walk down the road to launch your kayak, paddle board or swim to cool off in the hot summer months.



4 Omahina Street

489 sqm 4 2 1

For Sale

Stephen O'Byrne 021 969 848

Michelle O'Byrne 021 969 878


Ready in Rangitahi!

Ready and waiting for you to move in, then spend Christmas and summer relaxing in Raglan. Why build? When you can buy a luxurious near new home without all that stress!



12 Karioi Crescent

796 sqm 3 1 1

For Sale

Stephen O'Byrne 021 969 848

Michelle O'Byrne 021 969 878


Charming and Convenient Character in Raglan West

You’ll fall in love with this cute as they come character cottage. Fantastic location being at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and so close to the water, enjoy having nearby access for swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding and more.

SOLD Raglan 1/26 Rangitahi Road

3 1 2 2

Asking Price $1,575,000 Mark Frost 022 150 2244



13 Rangitahi Road

475 sqm 3 2

For Sale

Mark Frost 022 150 2244

Michelle O'Byrne 021 969 878

Stephen O'Byrne 021 969 848


Living your best life

Are you the fortunate new owners of this awardwinning seaside home? Imagine coming home to this stunning, stress-free property, where all the hard work is done. Sit back and enjoy the uninterrupted views of the harbour, across to the Raglan Golf course, & the majestic Mt Karioi.


33 Omahina Street

3 1 2 2

For Sale

Stephen O'Byrne 021 969 848

Michelle O'Byrne 021 969 878


Better than Building!

Easy and practical layout with open plan living areas and kitchen, the home is light, bright, and inviting. Offering 3 bedrooms, master with ensuite and walk in wardrobe, plus a separate laundry and loads of storage options.


1 Government Road

2 1 For Sale

Stephen O'Byrne 021 969 848

Michelle O'Byrne 021 969 878


The one you’ve been waiting for

On the market for the first time ever, this much cherished beach home is a keeper! Step inside and be wowed by sensational water views from almost every room, you will never tire of the beautiful, ever-changing vistas.

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Rachel Waldegrave 021 748 001 SUCCESS REALTY LIMITED, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008 Construction underwayarchitectural coastal home! Construction is well under way at West Village which offers a diverse collection of sustainable, cost effective, community orientated homes that prioritize sun, water views in Raglan's newest coastal community. SOLD Raglan 30 Bay View Road 528 sqm 3 1 1 1 Asking Price $835,000 Graham Rope 021 222 7427 SUCCESS REALTY LIMITED, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008 The beach house This beach house in Raglan offers the perfect opportunity for new owners looking for a private getaway or a dream downsizing opportunity in a beautiful location. The secluded and sheltered cul de sac position in Bay view road provides easy access via the reserve walkway to Coxs bay harbour beach.
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1-6/Lot 351 Rangitahi
sqm 3 2 1 Price by Negotiation View by appointment Rachel Waldegrave 021 748 001 Mark Frost 022 150 2244 SUCCESS REALTY LIMITED, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008 Parkside townhouses Inspired by the spectacular natural environment that the coastal town of Raglan offers, these six brand new townhouses offer the ultimate in relaxed living. Designed by highly regarded Tane Cox from Red Architecture the homes nestle seamlessly along the natural contour of the land, ensuring viewpoints and visual connectivity with the neighbouring park, native bush and the harbour beyond. Raglan 131 Riria Kereopa Memorial Drive
sqm 3 2 2 Price by Negotiation View by appointment Mark Frost 022 150 2244 SUCCESS REALTY LIMITED, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008 Architectural waterfront heaven This pristine waterfront coastal home or family holiday home designed by award winning architect, Malcolm Walker is the perfect place to relax and live your dream coastal lifestyle. Fish for dinner across the road, launch your foil or kite board meters from home or simply walk the dog with the family along the beach, what more could you want. The open plan living area has been designed for all day sun and to maximise the expansive views of the Raglan harbour, famous bar and stunning west coast Raglan 6B Primrose Street 510 sqm 2 1 1 Asking Price $750,000 View by appointment Mark Frost 022 150 2244 SUCCESS REALTY LIMITED, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008 Immaculate home or bach This immaculate renovated home could be your first step into the property market in Raglan or the perfect holiday home for family and friends. Tucked away for peace and quiet this low maintenance home has a good sized open plan living area which connects to the modern kitchen and outdoor decked area. The outdoor living spaces are perfect to capture evening sun and relax around the summer BBQ.
90 Omahina Street 657 sqm For Sale $525,000 View by appointment Mark Frost 022 150 2244 SUCCESS REALTY LIMITED, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008 Large flat section with options! This larger than average 657 sqm (more or less) flat section will allow you to design and build an awesome family home or holiday get away where all your quality time will be spent enjoying the coastal fruits of Raglan. The design of this fantastic section means you can create a private courtyard towards the East to capture an abundance of morning sun with your coffee and north facing living areas so you can BBQ your freshly caught fish and catch the evening sunsets.
24 | Raglan Chronicle Magazine Issue April 2024 Rosetown Realty Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) AUCTION 33 Nihinihi Avenue, Raglan Unparalleled waterfront retreat - one of Raglan’s most coveted waterfront properties. Featuring two bedrooms, living area extends to a seaside deck. Stone steps lead to a landing to launch your kayak or paddleboard. Situated on a full-size section, a flat area to the side of the property is the perfect spot for a tiny home or sleepout with the services already in place. Auction To be held on site, Friday 26 April at 12.00pm, unless sold prior View by appointment or advertised open homes Yana Pemberton 021 183 0479 1 2 1 1 Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 Blair Hanna 021 0200 8282 Rosetown Realty Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) FOR SALE 1 Lorenzen Bay Road, Raglan Motivated vendor will consider all offers. Introducing a truly exceptional piece of real estate. A magnificently spacious five bedroom home constructed with solid stone and linear board. A perfect blend of luxury and space, light filled from the gallery-like entryway to the bifold sliding doors taking in the water and mountain views. For Sale $1.88m View by appointment or advertised open homes Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 2 5 1 3 2 5114sqm Rosetown Realty Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) FOR SALE 207 Te Akau Wharf Road, Te Akau This property offers a unique opportunity for those who want to be close to Raglan or looking to escape the chaos of the city and embrace a peaceful lifestyle. This elevated freehold section is situated on 5114sqm (approx). Featuring three partially completed cabins, a utility block and a large garage that was extended and used as a bach (consented as a garage). For Sale $495,000 View by appointment or advertised open homes New Listing Blair Hanna 021 0200 8282 Yana Pemberton 021 183 0479 1 1 Rosetown Realty Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) FOR SALE 49B Wallis Street, Raglan Capture the romance of yesteryear. Located in popular Wallis Street. A cosy three bedroom cottage, tastefully furnished, selling with all furniture included. Watch the children swim, and enjoy the water activity on the harbour from your north facing decking, and the sunporch. Located just a few minutes walk to town and cafes. The Raglan wharf is down the road. Currently operating as Airbnb. For Sale By Negotiation View by appointment or advertised open homes New Listing Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 1 3 1 1
Raglan Chronicle Magazine Issue April 2024 | 25 Rosetown Realty Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) FOR SALE 11 Primrose Street, Raglan • Master bedroom plus ensuite • Two other large bedrooms • Large study • Water views from every room • Expansive shaded deck • Very modern new build • Heaps of parking and storage For Sale $1.48m View by apppointment or advertised open homes Melanie Carroll 021 760 468 2 3 1 3 1 Rosetown Realty Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) FOR SALE 41 Bay View Road, Raglan With magnificent sweeping views to take your breath away, this home is nestled into its waterfront location and offers four bedrooms plus a separate office and the spacious open plan living beckons you outside to the expansive decking from which to entertain or just relax and enjoy your own private paradise. For Sale $2.07m View by appointment or advertised open homes 2 4 2 2 Julie Hanna 027 441 8964 Melanie Carroll 021 760 468 1 6260sqm Rosetown Realty Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) FOR SALE 233 Maungatawhiri Road, Raglan Premium location, uninterrupted views and complete privacy for discerning buyers seeking the highest quality Raglan has to offer. Superbly appointed and like new with nothing left to do except relax and enjoy. New expansive designer kitchen, spacious open-plan living and dining, four immaculate bedrooms and two new high-end bathrooms. Attention to every detail and quality of finish must be seen in-person to be fully appreciated. 6260sqm (approx) of luscious low-maintenance grounds and a separate garage workshop/studio offers endless possibilities. All this and more approximately a six minute drive from Raglan township. For Sale By Negotiation View by appointment or advertised open homes 4 1 2 2 2 Melanie Carroll 021 760 468

Raglan 112B Newton Road

Raglan 114A Newton Road

New Listing

Best view of the Bridal Veil Falls, hands down.

The Newton Homestead was originally positioned in the very best location to capture the very best views of the Waireinga, Bridal Veil Falls and her surrounding reserve and to this day she arguably still retains this honour. Of lesser and more common views this area offers, the Homestead provides generous vistas out towards, Aotea, Kawhia and onwards to Albatross Point as well as the ever changing and somewhat moody Mt Karioi. The homestead was built in an era of practicality when timber was cheap and 'big bones' were the norm, with separate Kitchen/ Dining, a ginormous Lounge and 4 bedrooms.

Raglan 64 Ruapuke Road

4 1 1

Deadline Sale closes Thursday 9th May, 2024 at 4.00pm, (unless sold prior) Web

Mark Crarer

M 027 433 6083

Debbie Crarer

M 027 253 6344

Price Reduced

A bargain - asking less than cost.

This rare lifestyle opportunity is immaculately presented and brand new, so new in fact that we are expecting the final Code Compliance Certificate to be issued any day now! The 1.2 hectare (2.9 old fashioned acre) section is gently rolling with sweeping rural views, partly comprising 'the sleeping lady' that is Mt Karioi. With a little fencing there is the opportunity to have your own pony and/or grazing animals or alternatively just continue with the landscaping and develop more gardens.The bright and airy 158m2 home consists of a generous open plan living and kitchen space, 3 bedrooms.

3 2 1 8


New Listing

Top of the world to ya!

This attractive section is near the end of Newton Road and borders the 'Waireinga' Bridal Veil Reserve. The views are delightful, the birdlife incredible as the reserve is a sanctuary where Tui, Kereru, Korimako and many others go to and from depending on where the seasonal food sources are located. There is a selection of potential building sites. This section is 8000m2 subject to the issue of title which isn't too far away. Call today for a subdivision scheme plan and other juicy information.

For Sale $495,000

View By appointment


Mark Crarer

M 027 433 6083

Debbie Crarer M 027 253 6344

Raglan 397 Ruapuke Road

5 acre compact farmlet

It is rare to find a compact farmlet with as much on offer as 397 Ruapuke Road. For starters, the modern 2-bedroom home lies well for the morning sun and is tucked away from the prevailing westerly wind. The home is warm with double-glazed joinery throughout, a wood burner is on-hand to heat the spacious open plan Lounge, Dining and Kitchen quickly and the rest of the home with ease. The home is in tip top condition with plenty of internal storage, a separate laundry and 2 toilets. All of this comes complete with a garage/ shed/ workshop that could easily house the boat and other 'stuff'.

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View By appointment Web
Crarer M
For Sale $1,199,000
027 433 6083
Crarer M 027 253 6344
New Listing
2 1 1 1 Deadline Sale closes Friday 10th May, 2024 at 4.00pm, (unless sold prior) Web Debbie Crarer M 027 253 6344 Mark Crarer M 027 433 6083 Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 | Proud to be here

107 Rangitahi Road Raglan

The vendors have discovered their perfect home, are highly motivated, and have set a definitive timeline - making it imperative to view this property at your earliest convenience! Crafted by the award - winning Anthem Homes and meticulously refined by its current owners, this one-year-old residence can be your forever home, a lock-and-leave haven, or a lucrative rental investment. Archhitecturally designed for seamless living, this quality home revolves around the 2.7m stud, open-plan living area and a well appointed kitchen.

7 Rangitahi Road Raglan


Premium location ! Craft your dream home or bach in this sought-after Stage One - The Village location, on the elevated 535 sqm site. This 535sqm, freehold section offers unparalleled views of the Estuary, Mount Karioi, and the enchanting Raglan Golf Club. With water access just across the road, your days will be filled with the pleasures of waterfront living.

25E Violet Street Raglan

This outstanding property offers an excellent lock-up-and-leave opportunity, making it perfect for those seeking a low-maintenance lifestyle or looking for an ideal retirement or first home. Situated in an ideal location, this townhouse boasts a stunning north-facing aspect with expansive views overlooking the harbour and beyond. This home will be sold fully furnished, making it the perfect opportunity to move in seamlessly and start enjoying the unique lifestyle Raglan has to offer. With its proximity to town and the waters edge close by, everything you need is within walking distance.

Raglan Chronicle Magazine Issue April 2024 | 29 Proudly representing Lodge locally in Raglan Jono Hutson Residential & Lifestyle Sales 021 488 766
2 2 2 3
1 1 1 2
Price By Negotiation
Price $499,000 Price Deadline Sale - 24/04/24






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AUTOMOTIVE DIGGERS DOCTOR'S SERVICES Raglan Medical Practice Hours (by appointment) Monday - Friday: 8.00am – 5.00pm Saturday / Sunday - Closed Afterhours & Public Holidays Anglesea Clinic provides health services for our patients out of normal working hoursand can be contacted on 07 858 0800 For EMERGENCIES DIAL 111 Healthline can be contacted 24 hours a day on 0800 611 116 for free advice from registered nurses. Practice Plus provides virtual telehealth to all patients on weekdays from 5pm-10pm and on weekends and public holidays from 8am to 8pm, register at DRAINAGE Customised Cost Effective Solutions Residential & Commercial Drainage Water Supply Pumps, Tanks & Systems Wastewater & Stormwater Solutions Sitework Excavation & Preparation Tipper Truck, Digger & Operator for Hire Raglan Based Registered Certifying Drainlayers deanblaikie@dcdrainagecivil com EARLY CHILDCARE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Paling | Post & Rail Picket | Pool Fencing Gates | Retaining Walls | Decks LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES Builders Mix • Cement • Firewood Drainage Metals • PVC Pipe • Novaflo Pea Metal • Sand • Pavers • Compost Fertiliser store • Pea Straw • Hay Bales Barks • Mulch • Chook Chow TOPSOIL • RAILWAY SLEEPERS Plant Nursery • Truck Deliveries Free Customer Loan Trailers HIRE EQUIPMENT: Compacter Concrete Mixer • Post Hole Borer find us on facebook! LAWYERS for friendly and professional advice email o also at HG Webb House, Cnr Boundary & Victoria Streets, Hamilton RAGLAN OFFICE OPEN Thursday by appointment Phone O ce: (07) 834 3311 QUICKFIND DIRECTORY BUSINESS & TRADES GUIDE MIDWIVES Karin Bettley RM Holistic care for women wanting a safe and natural birth. Call 021 022 60455 Recycling landfill and Skip bins for hire Kāhu's Nest reuse shop Wood & metal yard Compost & mulch sales green waste drop off HOURS: Weekdays: 12:30 - 5pm Weekends: 10am - 5pm CONNECT: (07) 825 6509 @xtremezerowaste Raglan Resource Recovery Centre www xtremezerowaste org nz SCAFFOLDING For all your scaffolding requirements Ph: 0800 655 655 or email: SEWING






Entries invited for wall-hung works on the theme Iridescent – all mediums welcome. Work should include elements of iridescence, lustre or brilliance. For full details email shona@

RAGLAN ARTS WEEKEND REGISTRATION opens 3 April – registration/


A showcase for local performers, from songwriters to comedy. 7.30-9.30pm, doors open 7pm. Koha entry. Licensed bar and café open.

RAGLAN CREATIVE MARKET – SUNDAY 14 APRIL 10am – 2pm at the Old School, 5 Stewart Street. For more info -



MEAN TO YOU? Whāingaroa Raglan Writers Group invite students to express what the ANZAC spirit means to you. Pick up an entry form from the Old School Arts Centre or on the website to be eligible to enter. Prizes.

GALLERY BOOK SHOP – 22 – 28 APRIL Our pop up bookstore featuring books from many of our local authors will be open from 10am to 2pm (closed Anzac day).


23 APRIL A supportive writing critique group with Ann Neville, to learn from each other and develop skills. 7pm, koha entry.

MAJOR (RETIRED) LINDSAY AMNER –WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL Lindsay owns one of the best collections of the NZ Official War Histories and will talk about how this unique series of books came to be. Lindsay will bring a number of the more interesting books and use them to illustrate his discussion of the landings and some of the more significant battles of the Gallipoli campaign on the night before Anzac Day. 7pm, koha entry.


APRIL Open to anyone who wants to share the joy of reading with others on a general theme. Theme ‘Any book related to Raglan Whaingaroa’. 10.30am – 12.30pm, koha entry.


Third-generation Raglanite Liz loves history, and she particularly enjoys researching the history of this area. Come and hear about methods she used over a period of more than two years. 7pm, koha entry.


Join Barbara Day for a tour of our wonderful museum. Barbara will talk about the history of the museum and its exhibits. 1pm.

Easter Services

*Surfside: Good Friday reflective service at Te Uku Church at 7pm; Easter Sunday celebration service at Raglan Area School hall at 10am.

*St Peter’s Anglican Church: Maundy Thursday reflective service at 7pm; Good Friday prayer and reflection service at 9.30am; Easter Sunday celebration and Eucharist at 9.30am.

*Catholic Parish: Holy Thursday service at 6pm; Good Friday service at 3pm; and on Saturday an Easter Vigil at 6pm. Celebrant Father Frank Eggleton.

*Raglan Congregational Church: Easter Sunday service at 10am.

For Sale

FIREWOOD DRY, DELIVERED. Phone 021 0771524. Trailer

Load Pine $205, Oldman Pine $210, Gum - $215

• Free Budget Service

• Drop-in Lounge

• OpShop

• Rooms for Hire

• Justice of the Peace

• Alcohol and Drug Services

• Youth Programs

• Information Technology Support

Please contact us 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 PUMPKIN FESTIVAL hosted by Crop Swap May 7th, All entries at Bowling Club by 10am, opens 9.30 Gold coin entry, adult and kids sections. Categories include biggest, smallest, baking, art, biggest fejoa and chokos. Regular Crop Swap at same time - all welcome.

THU 28 MAR @ THE YARD Crash Bandihoot live music from 7.30pm.

THU 28 MAR @ YOT CLUB 8pmmidnight KRS-3-the lean mean hip hop machine featuring Ric Rush and Kelllyn Hodge

MAR 29 - APR 1 XAVIER MEADE & WANDA BARKER New & recent works, art exhibition at the Wharf Gallery.

THE YARD SALE - SATURDAY 30 MARCH at The Yard from 10am - 3pm. Vintage clothing, collectibles, streetwear.


EASTER AT THE HARBOUR VIEW HOTEL: Sunday April 1st, Easter egg hunt at 10.30am - bouncy castle - face painting - live music with Rachel from 3pm to 7pm

EASTER AT THE WHARF WITH RAGLAN FISH: Live music and colouring competition on Saturday & Juniors at the Wharf fishing competition on Sunday. Deals all weekend.

WED APRIL 3RD 2024 FENZ Surf Champs - Manu Bay, Raglan

REIKI RUAWAI - ALL I NEED RELEASE SHOW, The Yard, Friday 26 April at 8pm.

REGULAR EVENTS Ragtimers Ukulele Group weekly on Wed 4pm Clay Shed Members’ Night weekly on Wed 5-7pm Karioi Quilts & Crafts Monthly on 2nd Thurs, 10am Raglan Art Group Monthly on 1st Fri, 10am Backgammon Club Monthly on last Fri, 5pm Mens’ Group restarts Wed 3 Apr 7pm, then fortnightly MOVIES AT THE OLD SCHOOL 5 Stewart St, Raglan THE TRUST FALL- JULIAN ASSANGE (Exempt | 128 mins) Sat 30 Mar 4.45pm Sun 31 Mar 7.15pm Sat 4 May 7.30pm THE CONVERT (R13 | 119 MINS) Sat 30 March 7.30pm Sat 6 Apr 7.30pm Sun 7 Apr 7.30pm Sat 20 Apr 7.30pm ORDINARY ANGELS (PG | 118 mins) Sun 31 March 4.30pm Sat 4 May 5pm BORROMINI & BERNINI (Exempt | 102 mins) Sat 6 April 5pm WONKA (PG | 116 mins) Sun 7 Apr 4.30pm Sat 20 Apr 5pm THE HOLDOVERS (M | 133 mins) Sun 21 Apr 4.30pm Sat 18 May 4.45pm ENJOY MOVIES IN AIR-CONDITIONED COMFORT THIS SUMMER. CLASSIFIEDS Public Notices Houses Wanted for removal Great prices offered Call today: 07 847 1760 Services Offered RAGLAN CHRONICLE / UPCOMING PUBLICATION SCHEDULE: April 28/3 Local Rag 11/4 Chronicle 25/4 Chronicle May 2/5 Local Rag 9/5 Chronicle
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