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HOME OF THEIR OWN: The Hutchins-Williams family, from left, Keeti, Aperehama, Karioi, Shirleen, Viviers, Merehia and Hariana (foreground) prepare to step into their new Habitat for Humanity home on the corner of Main Road and Cross Street. Should you wish to aquire any images from this week’s Chronicle please contact us on 825 7076 or email your request to

Smiles bely a draining time building first Habitat home Raglan’s first Habitat for Humanity home is finally inhabitated – with everyone involved breathing sighs of relief that unexpected challenges in the build are now water under the bridge and not the house.

in age from four to 16 – to their new two-storey, four-bedroom, twobathroom home. Nic said the Hutchins-Williams family had been “fantastic”, spending more hours than required on building, painting and landscaping. A hand up, not a handout, is a central theme of Habitat for Humanity’s work. Habitat’s overall vision was a Christian-based one to see everyone had a decent place to live, Nic added. “Even if it’s one house at a time it’s doing something for a family.” “It was a bit of a damp site when we bought it,” Nic conceded, “but we (had) put in our own drainage.” Discussions followed with Waikato District Council to get the problem fixed and it’s now “under control”. That’s a huge relief to all, especially Whaingaroa Affordable Housing Trust (WAHT) which has pushed for six years to get help for local families suffering financial strain, and has been able to do so by partnering with Habitat. “It’s a start,” said trustee Vera van der Voorden after the official ribbon was cut and five excited children were let loose in the house they now call home. A sixth brother also lives a little further down Cross Street with his partner and baby. “This (Raglan project) shows everybody it can be done,” Vera said. “There’s hope. Let’s build from here.” She was particularly pleased the house was two-storey to capture the sun and make a smaller footprint. WAHT showed Habitat there was a need in Raglan, Vera pointed out, and worked with them. “We found the property at an affordable price and they (Habitat) committed to it.” Edith Symes

The section on the corner of Main Road and Cross Street may have presented some big drainage issues along the way but there was no dampening the enthusiasm as those involved in the project gathered last week for an on-site dedication The Raglan Club. Dine in or Takeaway. 22-24 Bow Street............................................ 825 8278 ceremony. And no-one could have been happier than the Hutchins-Williams family who, along with Habitat and many helpers in the community, had Shane Ardern MP worked for months on a build which TARANAKI-KING COUNTRY takes them from 12 years of renting accommodation about town to being proud new homeowners. “It’s our first home for the rest of We Welcome all enquiries and enrolments our lives,” a beaming Viviers Hutchins We welcome all enquiries and enrolments for children 2 Electorate office: for Children 21/2 and over. told the Chronicle last week as friends 1/2 and over. We offer morning (8.30-12.30), afternoon We offer Morning or Afternoon sessions, 25 Roche Street, Te Awamutu (1-3) and ‘Kindergarten sessions (8.30-3.00). and whanau arrived, plates of finger fully qualifiedday’ staff and a safe,We have p 07 825 0263 (Freephone) fully qualified stafflearning and a safe,environment. fun, learning environment. fun, food in hand, for the ceremony. e Viviers reckoned his partner Using some of your child’s ‘20 free hours’ at Kindergarten could mean no fees for you!! Shirleen Williams had been writing CALL IN ANYTIME AT: 9 STEWART STREET, RAGLAN lists and rules for the kids to get them or Phone us on 825 8674 Email into the routine of responsible home ownership. He praised the “long hours” she’d put in to help turn into reality a dream that originated last year when Habitat, Central North Island (CNI), was looking to house a Raglan family – and chose them. “Being involved” with the project is indeed part of the international WeatherMap - New Zealand weather forecasts organisation’s ethos, as Habitat CNI general manager Nic Greene pointed Caring for the ones you love out before welcoming the family of 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays in Raglan seven – including five children ranging 27 - 29 Manukau Road 2nd and 4th Saturdays in Te Mata Ph. 07 825 8306 Further information: Raglan 825 8135 Fax: 07 825 8855 Raglan Weather & Tides Parish Priest Fr Anselm Aherne: Frankton 847 56 88

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Board stands ground over plea to help keep surf patrols afloat Raglan Community Board is unable to throw a lifeline to the town’s surf lifesaving club – and a club official has hinted that may end up in a drowning at what he described as “the busiest beach in New Zealand�. The Ngarunui Beachbased club went to the board surf cap in hand last week over what it described as a “shortfall in funds from Waikato District Council and Hamilton City Council� to provide paid lifeguards on summer weekdays when volunteers were at work. But its application for $5000 of the $9500 cost of the lifeguards service – the Raglan club has secured the other $4500 from Surf Life Saving Northern Region’s discretionary fund – was declined by board members. Raglan ward councillor Clint Baddeley said the problem was that Hamilton City Council had cut its grant this year. “Waikato has met its responsibility, Hamilton hasn’t,� he told the meeting. “We are seen as picking up the tab because the city didn’t but [Waikato] ratepayers have already done their bit.� Councillor Baddeley also questioned whether other funding sources had been “exploited�. Board member Bob MacLeod was concerned the surf lifesaving club had apparently done no fundraising recently – a claim that was disputed by club administrator John Thomas – and that club administration costs “have shot up hugely�. He said he was “against paying again� and moved successfully that the board decline the club’s application for a discretionary fund grant. It was a busy meeting for applications to the discretionary fund, with community board members giving the Raglan and Returned Services Association $380 towards the cost of recording, photographing and cataloguing artefacts in its care, and voting the Raglan Community House $1108 towards the operating costs of a van bought by the Raglan Lions Club for use by community groups. The community house plans a run around town once or twice a week to collect mostly elderly residents and bring them into town

for shopping or visits to the likes of the doctor or dentist. It says the service will also help counter “social isolation�. The board’s pre-Christmas largesse did not extend however to the Raglan Information Centre, whose application for funding to meet half the cost of new information signage was deferred until February so centre manager Anthea Jackson could “seek some alternative funding�. The information centre asked for $1275 to help create a new information board outside the museum/information centre building and to get rid of the untidy collection of sandwich boards put out each day and which are seen as a hazard to pedestrians. But the community board felt that because much of the information board would be advertising, there should be more financial support for the project from the business community. The news that Hamilton City Council has cut its grant to Raglan surf lifesaving comes ironically at the same time as the Waikato Regional Council has announced Sunday buses to Raglan over the peak summer period to give Hamiltonians “a chance to enjoy a relaxed day by the seaside�.


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Not that the 24-year-old’s complaining – he joined locals for an hour or two at Ocean Beach on an overnight visit to Raglan last week and found it a “pretty cool” experience kitesurfing with the wind in one direction and the current in the other. When the Chronicle caught up with Ian, who’s famous for his midair tricks, he was still buzzing about “the big harbourmouth opening and the tide changes” that make Raglan kiteboarding unique and are a big reason why the sport has flourished here in recent years. “It was quite different, actually,” he said of his time out on the water with the likes of Olly Brunton, a Raglan acupuncturist who also owns and edits New Zealand’s online kiteboard magazine. With the current moving at 8-10 miles per hour, Ian said, kiters here didn’t need as much wind as was usually necessary to “get going”. Ten knot winds, as opposed to 15 or 20 knots most places elsewhere, would do it. Ironically wind was not an issue anyway the day the American recognised as being at the top of his game blew in, but Olly later confirmed the conditions he encountered were unique to Raglan, giving lucky locals “many more riding days than the rest of the country”. Raglan was in fact the hub of kitesurfing in New Zealand, he said,

and where the sport’s fastest races happened. “So much is going on here (in kiting)”, he said. “It’s massive.” And hosting travelling pros like Ian – brought to New Zealand on a 10day tour by his sponsor Ben Wilson Surf to promote an Auckland-based kite school – is pretty much the norm for what Olly calls “the usual crew” who kitesurf regularly at Ocean Beach whenever tide and wind conditions allow. Ian, who’s kitesurfed half his life to become one of the world’s best, confessed he had no strict schedule while in the country but was simply “chasing conditions”. That brief had taken him from Surf Highway 45’s famous waves in Taranaki north to Raglan where he also had time to indulge in some other local sights and experiences. The Point, Indies and Wainui Reserve got the thumbs up from the Californian pro, who also enjoyed “beer and a burger at the tavern” plus coffee and a game of hackysack with the locals in Volcom Lane. Kiteboarding, as it’s more commonly known locally, started in New Zealand in 2001 and – perhaps because of the great conditions here – the country is building a strong reputation internationally with Kiwi riders finishing in the top 10 at the world racing championships in Italy last month. The sport is set to make its first appearance at the Rio Olympics in 2016, a move welcomed by Raglan Windsports which supports and promotes competitive kiting. Edith Symes

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CBD could be stuck a while with tar problem A decision on what to do about the widely criticised resealing job in Raglan’s main street is still more than a week away.

And in the end the Waikato District Council could still opt to do nothing, despite a request from Raglan Community Board members last week that council fix the mess before the start of the holiday season. Within a day of the reseal job in mid-November, areas of chip had come away from the seal to leave areas of tar exposed. The tar bleeding problem has since worsened – particularly in parking bays – and board members pointed out at their meeting last week that tar was being trampled into shops and also damaging footwear and clothing.

Raglan ward councillor Clint Baddeley was particularly unhappy with the reseal, especially after unsuccessfully requesting a costlier cement-type seal that he said a “destination” like Raglan deserved. He said the situation was “simply not good enough. I am not a happy chappy at all.” But even with the intervention of council roading committee chairman Noel Smith, who sat in on last week’s community board meeting and later inspected the mess in Bow Street, it seems a real possibility Raglan could be “stuck” with the tar problem over summer. Council’s general manager roading and projects, Ian Gooden, told the Chronicle on Tuesday that following community feedback the

council was now looking at options ranging from doing nothing to applying a further seal coat. “These options are currently being costed and will be discussed with key elected members for a decision in the next 10 days,” he said. Mr Gooden defended the recent sealing job, saying the contractors laid a similar surface to what was there already. “When the surface was replaced about eight years ago the seal coat would have been very similar in texture to what is there now,” he insisted, adding that “hot weather and traffic will help to bed the chip down over time”. He said that given the current budget, it was decided to apply a

further seal coat to a pavement that was already failing and “try to get a few more years of life out of it before a major road reconstruction was required”. Mr Gooden reiterated the alternative surface treatment – the asphaltic cement surface requested by Councillor Baddeley – was about 10 times the cost, and said that would not have been cost-effective as the pavement underneath was starting to fail. At last week’s meeting community board chairman

Rodger Gallagher said part of the problem was that cars were allowed back into Bow Street way too soon after the recent reseal, and some of the seal lifted as a result. Edith Symes

Fishos hooked on Ecolab tournament

They came in their multitudes last Thursday – farmers from all over trying to catch that ‘big one’ and have a shot at winning some serious prizes in this year’s annual Ecolab Fishing Comp.

It’s the fourth year the competition has been staged from Raglan Club in Bow Street and if numbers of entries was anything to go by, it was going to stack up to be one of the best yet. Ecolab District Manager Jeff Clarke said the Raglan event, one of three the company holds nationwide, began out of demand from clients to “come out west”. “When we hold the competition at Tauranga/Whakatane the average catch is about 4 pound, while here in Raglan it’s about 8 pound – that says it all! This year we’ve got nearly 400 entries.” The competitions success springs from its simple format. Basically get out there fishing, try to catch the biggest snapper, kingfish, gurnard or kahawai, get it

back to the weigh-station at the club between 4 and 6 pm and wait to see whether you’ve scored a prize. “There’s no way we could stage this event without all our sponsors, and the Raglan Club is a great venue”, Jeff explains. While the entry fee covers 75% of the cost of prizes, the sponsor’s support is still a major contributor. Top prize this year was a ride-on lawnmower valued at around $4,000 for the heaviest snapper caught by B J Wiki. Weighing in at 10.16 kg B J caught the ‘monster’ at 40 metres halfway between Ruapuke and Aotea. There are plenty of long-term benefits for Raglan flowing from the competition itself, including funding to Coastguard and for the first time this year, targeted additional money from Ecolab for Coastguard’s ‘first response’ vehicles – the jet-skis. “The following we have as a company with locals is strong so by holding the competition here we’re able to give something back to the town generally.”

Phil Neal being presented with his prize for the second heaviest snapper weighing 9.25kg by Honda Hamilton director Peter Bryant First-timers to the tournament, Pirongia farmers Julia and Graeme Lile, did their fishing at Kawhia rather than around Raglan waters. They chose to do this mainly because they were unfamiliar with Raglan’s bar. Unlike B J, they didn’t have much luck. “We were in the water at Kawhia by 7.30 am and

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out by 11 am. Conditions were pretty tough and all we had to show for it was one kahawai and a gurnard. But, the saying ‘any day fishing is better than a day working’ is true and we enjoyed ourselves. We’ll definitely be back”, said Graeme. Sue Russell

Both the nearly completed BMX track and the new fitness trail were blessed in a sunset ceremony at Kopua Domain on Tuesday. Checking out the BMX track signage afterwards were, from left, Rev Rhonda Chung who conducted the blessing; kaumatuas Paddy Kaa and Sean Ellison; Sarah Harihari, who performed a waiata; and Dirk De Ruysscher, who instigated and managed the BMX project. While the fitness trail has been up and running for a year now, crushed lime has still to be compacted on the BMX track and it will be ready for the school holidays. Both new attractions at the domain have been financed by Kopua Holiday Park management board.

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Things on the go... this is the first of an occasional series where we talk to innovative locals with ‘things on the go’. This week we talk to Maddie Alexander about the creation of ‘Madstar’...

Now let me see.... it all started with sewing lessons over a year ago with the lovely Dominique (a friend) and I realised sewing was a passion. I had thought clothes would be my thing but my daughter Bella requested I make her a teddy so I did and I discovered it was easy and I said ‘I can do this’. I then started going to ‘Sew-vember’ and got inspired to create gifts for my own children and their friends. I decided to create monsters out of all the amazing recycled fabric I was coming across and drawn to. ‘Madstar’ was born from combining my name Maddie and monster. I just did my first creative market with my friend Sue who is making sandwich wraps and marble bags. My husband who is a web designer has designed me a website. It’ all happening. When I’m not sewing I’m a busy mum and a relief teacher at the kindy. I’m also a Waka Ama and paddle board girl.

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Activist raises awareness of seabed mining issues Renowned surfer and environmental activist, Dave “Rasta” Rastovich, has successfully completed the first leg of an epic 350km paddle from Cape Taranaki to Piha in New Zealand which he has undertaken to draw awareness to proposed seabed mining that threatens the area. Thirty-two year old Rastovich, who is New Zealand born and now lives near Byron Bay, Australia, completed approximately 40 kilometres in around five hours to reach Fitzroy Beach from the launch location near Cape Egmont Lighthouse last Friday. Rastovich’s 17-foot paddle-board is custom built for the epic journey that will carry him through the coastal zone under direct threat from iron ore mining companies. The entire west coast of New Zealand, from Wanganui to Cape Reinga, is under either a prospecting or exploration permit for iron sand. A local group, “Kiwis Against Seabed Mining” (KASM) has been established to draw attention to and oppose the plans. “This campaign is about awareness and education and supporting the great work of community based groups like KASM (Kiwis Against Seabed Mining). We’re urging people to just have a look at the facts and how that will impact them and their community,” said Rastovich.

Dave Rastovich with his canoe above Manu Bay image: Dawe/Surfers for Cetaceans (S4C)

L to R - Blue bowlers: Maureen Wahanga, Stan Francis, Blue Stephens (team manager), Ross Turner, Des Bishop, Les Soanes, Heather Dalbeth, Eileen Stephens, Jack Peel and Ryan Peel. Play takes place over two successive weekends and, if the performance of the squads last weekend is anything to go by, there’s a good chance they could feature in the finals. The blue team (pictured) played out of their skins to record 8 wins

from 9 games on Saturday when they played against other clubs in Raglan. Along with the green team, who played in Hamilton, they had to deal with wet, blustery and challenging conditions. Sue Russell

New faces in business house bowls Last Tuesday night the first of several weeks of serious fun was had down at the bowling club when 21 teams of triples began this season’s business house bowls tournament – something that has become an annual tradition. While


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To Jacqui, Dave and the Chronicle staff, The committee and members of the Raglan Light Exercise Group appreciate the Chronicle and your reporter Sue Russell for past articles about our group. In particular, of our recent shift from the Gospel Church on Taipari Ave. While a number of options were offered to us, we have to thank the Vestry members of St. Peter’s Anglican Church who offered their Church hall to our members and associated exercise equipment. The use of the hall is

hugely appreciated by the group. To the other people and groups in Raglan who supported us in our hour of need, and wanted the group to continue, thank you. Again it reflects the community spirit of Raglan. So, from Monday the 3rd December the Raglan Light Exercise Group will be operating from the St Peter’s Anglican hall on Mondays and Thursday from 10am to 11am. Everybody is welcome. Graham Hubert, Raglan

From the Editor: The letter below is a reprint from last weeks issue. Out of respect to the writers we have decided to reprint the letter in full as a sentence was published incorrectly which adversly affected the message.

Interclub bowls gets off to flying start

Over the last few weeks two teams of bowlers representing Raglan Bowling Club have been busily preparing to take on other bowlers in the annual Waikato Interclub Mixed 7’s bowling tournament.


returning to test their skills, having played in the business house comp for several years, it was great to see some brand-new teams forming. Business House organiser Bob Carter says the tournament is a great opportunity for those who can’t devote a lot of time to bowls to give the game a go. “I think we’ve got a great format going with two games followed by a

BBQ. Teams come along year after year and they know what to expect”, says Bob. Often business house bowls is a stepping-stone toward taking up the sport a little more seriously but as an event it has certainly galvanized its own special space in Raglan’s bowling programme. Sue Russell

Dear Sir As long-time rural and now town residents, who have occasionally required the services of the wonderful district nurses, both at home and in their rooms, we do not agree with the explanation given by the Community House Chairperson, as to why the nurses must relocate. There is quite simply no other service as community focused as that provided by the nurses over a huge area. They cannot always

be present in their rooms due to the nature of their work, however they still require the space for consultations, administration, equipment etc. It is vital to have a central accessible and safe base, and it was initially fundraised and set up for that reason. This is a “bad and unpopular call” from the Community House, which needs to be reversed. Glennis & Garry Carter, Raglan

Dear Editor,

were served. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. We did a brief, low key, writing exercise together as a group. The exercise was to write a brief letter to the editor of the Raglan Chronicle; that is why you are reading this. People took turns reading their letters to the editor. They also read their homework from the last session. The topic they had been assigned to write about was “silence”. People gave feedback and made suggestions. It was really entertaining to hear the essays written by the other group members. The vibe of the group was very friendly, positive and encouraging. It was decided that everyone would write about one of these topics for the next session: a tramping adventure or a car accident or some interesting combination of the two. I left feeling inspired. I will definitely go again. If you have been wanting to start writing, or if you are in need of some support for a current writing project, I would strongly encourage you to consider attending a session of the Raglan Writers Group. The group meets on Tuesdays (fortnightly) from 7-8:30pm. The next meeting will be Tuesday November 27th. You can visit the web site of the Old School Art Centre for more contact details. Dr Heidi Douglass, Raglan

As I looked to my right, I saw that our washing machine was sitting on top of two large skateboards in my son’s room. My husband found that using the skateboards made it very easy to move such a heavy front loading machine. As I looked to my left, into our bathroom, I saw that our laundry bin was over flowing. It was clear to me that, today, I needed to head down to the Raglan Laundromat. That seemed like a drag on such a sunny morning. However, when I got there, a positive thing happened. I saw a notice taped to the glass window of the Laundromat about the Raglan Writers Group. The notice informed me that new members were welcome and that their next meeting was the same day that I saw the notice. I had wanted to get back into writing for some time, but I had not yet carved out any time in my schedule to do so. Maybe attending this local group would support and encourage my desire to write? Maybe I would meet some nice people? I decided to give it a go. The Raglan Writers Group meets at the Old School Art Centre on Stewart Street. Patsy greeted me at the door and introduced me to the 5 other people who had turned up. Refreshments

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Wanted Connecting with People Church in Homes Sunday 10.30am

For home locations 021 2386580 Roger

Shared Lunch RaglanCommunityChurch

THURS @ Raglan Community House 10 - 1pm CV Writing Assistance. FREE. All welcome. Appts required. Ph 825 8142. RAW MARKET @ Raglan Wharf. This Sat & Sun 10am3pm Rawness Womenswear, nothing over $45, leather sandals $35. SATURDAY 24TH NOV 1pm-3pm @ Te Kopua. “A Hoe’ Coastal Paddle Family Event. Welcome Dave Rastovich into town. Music & games, bring a picnic. To paddle in with Dave, meet at Kite Surfers beach at 1pm. SATURDAY 24TH NOV, 7.30pm to 11pm @ Raglan Artisan Workshop, The Wharf Save Our Sands KASM fundraiser event. . ZION HILL : THE KRYPTONITES : LITTLE LAPIN, $10 entry. SUNDAYS @ TE UKU CHURCH, Evening service 7pm. GENTLE YOGA P O S T U R E S , breathing and relaxation with Bexie at the Town Hall. Mondays 9am. $12 drop-in or $50 for 5 classes.

For Sale

MON @ THE RAGLAN CLUB. 500 cards, 1pm. TUES @ RAGLAN CLUB -Texas Hold’em 6.30pm. WEDNESDAYS @ BLACKSAND CAFÉ. Knitting Circle from 9.30am. Beginners welcome. WED @ Raglan Club, Fun Quiz 6:45pm. R A G L A N R A M B L E R S W E D N E S D AY 29 NOV: Raglan Ramblers 9am car park next to the fire station: Karioi from Ruapuke Rd – a 9km walk to the 756m summit, mist permitting. Enjoy the dwarf montane bush and the great views. Bring lunch. FISHING SECTION RAGLAN CLUB INC. Thursday 6th Dec @ 7pm. Speaker: Jason Clark of Top Catch Hamilton. Topics: Game fishing, setting up rigs, running of lures, tagging and releasing of fish and why Raglan is potentially so good for game fish. All fisho’s again welcomed. LAST WED OF THE MONTH @ THE RAGLAN CLUB. 60’s Music ‘n’ Mingles. 11am. Enquiries Geoff Meek 825 0488. SUNDAY 16TH DEC, Raglan Union Church 7pm GLO - Community Carol Singing Night - All welcome - Free event

For Sale Pre -Summer Shoe SAL E Chaos & Harmony & Kobe Husk * selected styles 20% O F F xx


Lilypot Florist * Fresh flowers * Send flowers * Potted plants

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2 Wallis Street

HOT WATER CYLINDER 135L low pressure with ajax valve had little use $300.00 Ph 027 230 5019 MASPORT ROTA HOE OLDER model works well $250.00 ono ph 027 230 5019 CONCRETE MIXER ELECTRIC newer model $290.00 ph 027 230 5019 PONY, GELDING, SUITABLE for kids, needing a loving, caring home, ph 021 0264 0698. KING BED WITH firm mattress. OK condition, $60 Ph 8258425.


BROWN, Electro House & DrumNBass, $5 SAVE OUR SANDS KASM FUNDRAISER EVENT. Saturday 24th Nov, 7.30pm to 11pm @ Raglan Artisan Workshop, The Wharf. ZION HILL : THE KRYPTONITES : LITTLE LAPIN, $10 entry.

Courses, classes & workshops ZUMBA. Every Monday night @ Raglan Union Church Hall, Stewart Street. 7-8pm. $7. Contact Kim 021 282 0027. ZUMBA! @ TE UKU HALL Monday 9.30am, Wednesday 6.30pm - ring/txt Sarah T for more info 825 5844 or 0272106784. M AT H E M AT I C S (NCEA Level 1-3) After school tutoring.

Wednesday and Fridays, 4-6pm. Hello Studios, 11 Bankart Street. More info call Katja 021 0231 0111 HOT SUMMER SCHOOL in clay and glass with great tutors at Mountain Dreaming Workshop. January 12-15 2013, brochures @ Info Centre and Old School or ring Susan Flight 07 210 3000. Last weeks for enrollment.

For Hire

To Let

FLOORSANDING EQUIPMENT for hire. Ph Raglan Flooring 825 8777. BOUNCY CASTLE, Great entertainment for the kids, call Vicki 825 7575.


MOCKA BALANCE BIKE LOST at Wainui Bush Park. Wooden push bike with red seat, handle bars, wheel rims. If found please call Megan 825 7995. REWARD RAYBAN SUNGLASSES. Blue. I forget them the 3rd of Novenber on the tennis court. 021 29 29 452


MATTE BLACK ‘SHOT’ MX helmet, goggles and blue fly gloves. Bring it back or hand it in to Police.

To Let FULLY FURNISHED UNIT available $200pw prefer working persons. Ph 02102354943. COTTAGE 2 ½ BDRMS, tidy, quiet location, available from 8 December $240 p/w ph 825 8330.

SHOP & FLAT FOR LEASE, Bow Street, Raglan. 027 859 7407. COTTAGE TO LET, available 15th Jan – 2bdrm, close to town, long term $240 pw incl power + bond. Call Jonas 021 224 1796. HOUSE TO LET 2 bdrm + sleepout, close to town, private section, long term. Availanle 15th Jan $290 pw + bond. Call Jonas 021 224 1796. SLEEPOUT TO LET furnished or unfurnished $100pw ph or text Selena 027 666 8406. FABULOUS 4 BED, modern house on 2 acres in Waitetuna, suit professionals, refs required $400/week. 07 825 5375 / 0277 151516. HOUSE BUS SELFCONTAINED, quiet location, $150 pw incl power, long term tenants preferred, ph 825 8738. SHOP PREMISES FOR LEASE Main St Raglan TWO available Ph 021 363465 or

2BDRM HOUSE, TIDY,fully fenced gge n/s,np,refs reqd. avail Wanted to Rent 15th Dec $280. ph U N I T / H O U S E 8258410 REQUIRED in or near SMALL SEMI Raglan with wheelchair FURNISHED flat avail access and a wet now. $150.00 incl shower. Ph Sheryl power. Superb views/ 825 6701 evenings sunny. Ph Wendy 022 preferred. 1289 987.

HORSE WANTED TO LEASE for experienced rider, ph Amanda 022 156 2172.

Garage Sales

SUNDAY 25TH 10AM @ 7a Stewart Street. Household lot – all must go. SATURDAY 24TH @ 21A GOVERNMENT RD, something for everyone, rain or shine, starts 9am, everything must go.

Situations Vacant

WANTED: CIRCUIT AND SPIN INSTRUCTOR Experience Preferred but not essential. Email: amber@ Or call 027 294 6949.

Public Notices CAR BOOT SALE, Sunday, 25 October 2012, Raglan Club Carpark, 10am to 2pm, Site booking phone, Noleen 825 8521, Raglan Residents & Ratepayers Assn.

USE YOUR WIT, DON’T PUNCH AND HIT Raglan Violence Prevention and Awareness

Raglan Hospital Charitable Trust Board Annual General Meeting to be held on Thurs 29th Nov 2012, 7pm at the Raglan Fire Brigade Hall, Wainui Rd, Raglan.

EGG DONOR WANTED We are a loving dairy farming couple who after 7 years of fertility treatment have been unable to fulfill our dream of having a family. We both share a love of sports and the outdoors and have a large extended supportive family. Our only chance to achieve our dream now is through egg donation. We are appealing for a compassionate woman who will consider giving us the amazing gift of life. If you are between 21-37 years old and have had your own family and wish to help, please contact Sue: 07 839 2603 or email ssaunders@ and quote the reference, “I HOPE”.

Death Notice

Public Notices

WHAREKAWA TEHITA TOMMY (Tom) 7.5.52 – 3.11.12 Adored husband of Peggotty Jane. Loved father of Mohi, Huia, Torea, Marea and Hariroa. Loving papa to Pounamu, Chloe, Manuera, Mohi, Ariki, Hariroa, Awhitu, Piata and Tuhotu. Nga tangi aroha mo Tom. Kanui te pouri o nga ngakau. Tangi atu tangi atu ake atu.

CLASSIFIEDS ADVERTISING SPECIAL!! Place any text or boxed ad (10x3 or smaller) for two consecutive weeks and get a third ad for FREE! Classifieds advertising in the Raglan Chronicle: 60c per word, min. charge $6 boxed options start from $14.20 Email: Offer ends 31st Dec 2012. Conditions apply.

NOTICE OF MEETING Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the WEL Energy Trust will be held at the Trust’s office, 1st Floor, Norris Ward McKinnon House, Cnr Victoria & London Streets, Hamilton on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 at 7.00pm. The meeting will continue on Wednesday 28 November and Thursday 29 November at 6.00pm if required Members of the public are welcome to attend. Andy Gowland-Douglas General Manager Ph: (07) 838 0093 Fax: (07) 838 0070 Email: Web:


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OFFICE SPACE Tenancy available upstairs at 1 Wainui Road, Raglan (previously the ASR Limited offices) with a combined administration, kitchen and toilet facility area of 260m2. All enquiries to: Dawn Brock Wainui Road Tenancy P O Box 132 Hamilton, 3240 Ph: 07 834 3311 Email

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44 kms Raglan Real Estate Ltd Licenced (REAA 2008)

AUCTION 7th Dec 2012 - 6pm RayRay White Office, 2121 Bow AUCTION - -FriFriday 9th November - 6pm White Office, BowSt,St,Raglan Raglan Enter the Auction property address in either YouTube or Google for video.

AAU UCC TTI OION N7 7.1. 122 .1.1 22



Come check out this 1950’s character bungalow!! 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, very spacious living areas with a wood burning fire. This home is ready

and waiting for you to add your own personal touches! Situated on it’s own freehold corner site, a new single garage and off street parking. Prior Auction offers considered.


OPEN HOME Sunday 12pm 64 Wainui Rd




Entry level opportunity!! This original 1940’s weatherboard home occupying a 423sqm free hold site with preferred northern aspect, elevated site, bathed in sunshine and views out to Mt Karioi. Character home, 2 bedrooms, spacious kitchen/dining, separate cosy lounge, and wooden floors throughout. There is a large entertaining deck at






BIG HOUSE/ SMALL PRICE Recently Refurbished









UNLIMITED POTENTIAL This 1930’s bungalow still has much of its character in place with its wide wooden floor and sash windows. There is plenty you can do to this home to bring it into the 2000’s - the astute buyer will see and seize this opportunity. 3 bedrooms, large living/dinning, double garage and a separate studio downstairs. The property has wonderful wide harbour

views from both upstairs and down sitting on 619m2, only a short walk to the wharf, town and parks. The interest on this property will be high so don’t delay in making a time to view or come along to our advertised open homes. Prior Auction offers considered. OPEN HOME


Sunday 2pm 2 Government Rd

SOLID INVESTMENT Solid and spacious 2 bedroom home with potential sleep out for extended family or teenage retreat overlooking rear section with Mount Karioi views. Great location close to water access enjoying






OPEN HOME Sunday 12pm 23 Opotoru Rd






Don’t look past this one! This property is a great home for those wanting to invest or live close to the beach. 2 good sized bedrooms, double garage plus rumpus room, a spacious family room with an amazing view out to Mount Karioi and harbour. Established gardens with a BBQ area provides the ideal entertainment spot for unwinding with friends and family at the end of the day. Bright, sunny and just a short walk to town. What more could you ask OPEN HOMES for?


2 D .1 A 12 RO 7. A N G IO AN CT HA AU 3 W 9

Christmas could be yours at the beach. Prior Auction offers considered.



The water, shop and town are just a short walk away. Bring the kayaks, kids and

harbour views. Double basement garaging. Situated on 809m2 section. This property packs a punch for its size. A must to view! Prior Auction offers considered.



• Large 5784m² section at Ruapuke Beach • Awesome views of Mt. Karioi, see the sand and waves on Ruapuke Beach • Own water supply from fresh mountain spring, water connected on site. • Minutes drive and walk to beach, surfing, fishing. • Park your caravan while you build or use as your weekend getaway. • 25 mins to Raglan, 50 mins to Hamilton, 2.5 hours to Auckland • Peace and privacy •Room for fruit trees and vegetable garden, or leave to regenerate Prior Auction offers considered. Phone the team anytime to view!


NON-AUCTION OPEN HOMES this weekend 24th & 25th November Saturday 12pm - 16 Nihinihi Ave Saturday 1pm - 20 Manukau Rd Saturday 1pm - 20a Manukau Rd Saturday 2pm - 6b Primrose Street Sunday 12pm - 2 East Street

Sunday 12pm 2 East Street

21 Bow St, Raglan Phone: 07 825 8669 Fax: 07 825 7410 Website: Email: 12 RAGLAN Chronicle

Saturday 12pm 29 Opotoru Rd


North facing and situated on a flat 809m2 section. Ideal for future development.


Saturday 1pm 22 Government Rd


3 bedroom character 1950’s bach with single garage. This property is elevated,










the front, lots of off street parking and to the rear of the property is a 2 level grassed back yard. So conveniently located, sitting proudly amongst quality homes and just a short walk to the wharf, parks, beach and town. Prior Auction offers considered.

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