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15th October 2010 - Issue #217

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The turbines are on their way! From mid September till mid December 2010, turbine components will be transported to the Te Uku wind farm site near Raglan. We’re working hard to minimise disruption by only moving through the area on weekdays, outside of peak commuter times, and occasional Saturdays. For more information, please call

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A blade from the Meridian Windfarm is transported over the Raglan Deviation. Image courtesy of Stuart Mackenzie.

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Arthritis Appeal Week

Tuesday 21 September – Tuesday 28 September 2010 Arthritis is a serious health issue, affecting one in every 1000 children and one in six people over the age of 15 in New Zealand. That’s over half a million kiwis nationwide. Arthritis New Zealand’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of people affected by arthritis. It costs us $5.7 million dollars annually to maintain our services and as part of our fundraising we hold an Annual Appeal for a week every September. This year, we were very fortunate to have the support of the Raglan RSA. This group organised and carried out the collection of donations on the streets of Raglan with enthusiasm and commitment. They successfully raised both the profile of Arthritis New Zealand and over $1000 towards our fundraising total. This was an amazing effort for a small town, and I would like to express my sincere thanks to Wayne Gadsby and his team for their outstanding community service and to the people and businesses of Raglan who showed their generosity and community spirit. Kind Regards Carol Hall, Regional Fundraiser (Waikato), Arthritis New Zealand.

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Beaten mayoral hope turns full focus back on Raglan

However his 4385 mayoral votes were enough to put him more than 2000 votes ahead of the third candidate for mayor, Huntly car painter Frank McInally. And while Clint held on to his ward seat by only a whisker, Malibu in turn enjoyed an even lesser buffer of only 21 votes between himself and the third highest poller, reinvigorated former councillor Matt Holl. While Clint was “disappointed” at having come up short in Raglan’s first ever shot at the mayoralty – and the opportunity for more local clout – he insisted this week he was “not too sad” as he’d be able to focus entirely again on advocating for the town as its councillor. He believed he was chosen as deputy mayor three years ago because of the “different views” he brought to the council table, but said there were “difficulties” in that role. Former mayor Peter Harris, he said, came from a rural stance on issues as did the newly elected Allan Sanson. Clint conceded the Waikato district’s big rural population was always going to disadvantage him. “I knew that.” But he’d still hoped Waikato district’s conservative voice was ready for change in the town and country balance, and that altered boundaries and the inclusion of the Franklin district – a refugee from the new Auckland Supercity – might work in his favour. Clint, a Raglan resident for 40-odd years and a senior union advocate before entering council politics, said as he began his third three-year term as ward councillor there was still plenty of work to be done about town. Replacing the wharf and the Kopua footbridge were the main priorities, and

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There was also the new museum and information centre to get up and running next year, he said.

“When things need to be done you’ve got to step up and do them,” he said.

Malibu remained scathing of lastminute electioneering, saying it was

While Clint was disappointed at Waikato district’s low voter turnout of 32.5 percent, he insisted he was not fazed by the mere sliver of votes this time around between himself and Malibu Hamilton. Malibu also polled second to him in 2007, but back then by almost 250 votes. Clint said his “two ticks” campaign – one each for mayor and councillor – was a bit risky in terms of splitting his own vote. Those voting for him as mayor might not necessarily have given him that second tick for councillor more through misunderstanding than as a deliberate choice. But Malibu, who had strong backing from various local environmental groups, said he was encouraged to have given Clint a close run for his money. “I would consider trying (for ward councillor) again,” he told the Chronicle this week.

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In local body election results posted last weekend he lost out to Huntly West beef farmer Allan Sanson by about 1100 votes in the Waikato district mayoralty stakes – and only just scraped in again as Raglan ward councillor, 24 votes ahead of environmentalist Malibu Hamilton with 99 percent of the votes counted.

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Gallagher tops local board poll Marketing man and Raglan Community Arts Council chair Rodger Gallagher has topped the poll for Raglan Community Board with 545 votes, 20 clear of longtime Raglan West resident Bob MacLeod with 99 percent of votes counted.

Also voted on to the community board were Alan Vink (491 votes), Barry Ashby (462), Terry Horn (451) and Noleen McCathie (448). Plunket advocate and Classic Car Festival organiser Linda Cole was the sole unlucky candidate, her 439 votes just failing to secure her one of the six seats up for grabs. The question now is who’ll

succeed Peter Storey, who didn’t stand again, as community board chairman. With board experience counting for nothing this time around – none of the present crop sought re-election – the logical choice looks to be Rodger Gallagher, though Alan Vink may be an outside chance thanks to his strong governance background and his respectable 229-vote showing as the fourth candidate in the ward councillor race.

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Rebuffed mayoral candidate Clint Baddeley says he won’t take on the deputy’s job again – even if asked – because he wants to work solely now for the people of Raglan.

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Knitters’ vested interests revealed More than 40 multi-coloured baby singlets pegged up in a wall display at Blacksand Café for the past week are testament to a dedicated group of Raglan women who recently got their knitting needles clacking for a worthy cause. “They’ve just been amazing, those women,” says Ruapuke’s Atmavidya Schon of the local response to a knitting project for needy families in India. Atmavidya is taking every one of the wee garments with her in December to an ashram in the village of Rikkhia where they will be personally gifted – just in time for the colder winter months– to underprivileged tribal villagers in a special ceremony known as Yajna that celebrates the giving and receiving of prasad or gifts. The knitted singlets, she assures Raglan knitters who have shown “their love and care for others in such a tangible way”, will be received with gratitude by the villagers.

They have been created over the past few months through Raglan’s weekly knitting circle which last year provided a multitude of beanies for the nationwide Kids Can project. It just goes to show, says avid knitter Wendy Coxhead, “that there are a lot more caring people out there than the average Joe Bloggs thinks”.

Once the display of wee singlets at Blacksand is over, the garments will be exhibited – along with many others from Hamilton and Cambridge knitters who also supported the Satyananda yoga-inspired project – at Waikato University for another week just after Labour Weekend. Knitters and their supporters are invited to a special opening of the exhibition on Labour Day, Monday October 25 at 4pm, to see the entire collection on display in the foyer of the Faculty of Education, Gate 5, Waikato University. Edith Symes

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City kids hooked by Raglan’s charms Ten city kids from Hamilton and another couple from the Big Smoke – staying with grandparents in the Waikato – got a taste of the great outdoors at Raglan last Friday when they hooked and baited their rods and went surfcasting at Ocean Beach.

The fish were biting but none got caught. And though that was “a bit disappointing”, says Edventure holiday programme’s Mark Bridger who organised the trip, “the kids had a ball”. The group then took off in their hired van to Raglan Surf Life Saving Club for a barbecue and topped off the school holiday fun making sandcastles. For the eight to 13-year-olds it was part of last week’s two-day fishing module which saw them first tackle the art of surfcasting, in the classroom and out on the playground at Woodstock School. Then they got to put it all into practice at Raglan, knotting hooks and sinkers to their lines and baiting up ready for the big one. “That one’s a wee bit big mate,” Mark told one of the boys with an oversized hook in his hand at Ocean Beach as the high tide approached. “Remember, small hooks catch big fish but big hooks don’t catch small fish.”

Mark got much of the fishing gear and all of the bait courtesy of Fish City in Hamilton. He reckons he’s a bit of a fishing guru himself and just passing on the passion. Also a relief teacher around several Hamilton schools, Mark gets to tell the kids about the educational school holiday programme he runs, having started it up back in January. He says he’s now got six successful programmes under his belt and hopes to expand, getting the kids “up and at-em” by using the great outdoors as his playground. He’s lucky with the weather too, being caught out by only one rainy day since January. “We always seem to dodge the terrible weather.” Previous holiday programmes, he adds, have included a fair few Raglan activities from viewing Bridal Veil Falls to riding the waves in the surf club’s IRB. Mark’s also a lifeguard at the club so puts his connections to good use, roping in the local St John Ambulance and fire-fighting guys to the education side of Edventure.

The kids enjoying their day of fishing at Ocean Beach

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Time almost up to recognise local sportspeople The hunt to find the Waikato Districts top sportspeople and officials is on for just one more week.

Sports Person of the Year 2009: Raglan surfer Luke Hughes

Sport Waikato district coordinator Morgan Kutia said these awards provided an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate local sporting success, but for this to happen people needed to take the time to make a nomination. “We want to shine the spotlight on our sporting stars and the people who dedicate their time to making sport possible in our district,” said Morgan “So we need our local clubs, schools and regional sporting organizations to take the time to fill out the nomination forms

because unless this happens, their efforts could go unnoticed”.

Morgan said this was always a great night out.

Nominations close Monday 18 October. Categories are: Club of the Year, Referee/ umpire of the year, Administrator of the year, Coach of the year, 40+ Sportsperson of the year, Team of the year, Junior sportsperson of the year, Sportsperson of the year, Service to sport. Nominees will be judged on achievements from 1 November 2009 to 31 October 2010.

“This evening is a real highlight on the sporting calendar,

Winners will be announced at the Waikato District sports awards evenings held on Thursday 18th November 2010 at the Ngaruawahia Golf Club. Tickets for this event will be on sale closer to the time

“And I’d love to see the community come out and join us to support our sportspeople.” District category winners are put forward to be considered for the prestigious Perry Foundation Waikato Regional Sports Awards to be held Thursday 27 January 2011. Go to to download nomination forms. They are also available from your local Sport Waikato office.

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Four Seasons This Friday at Blacksand Cafe, Pete Fountain of Hamilton and Auckland’s Up To, Ashley Knox & Kate Martin from Raglan deliver a diverse evening of music from 8pm. Pete Fountain is a singer/songwriter of the highest order, his songs are influenced by his daily life and his sound is likened to early classic songwriters such as Tim Buckley, and Bill Withers and modern song-smiths David Gray, Sting and John Mayer. Pete has played alongside NZ’s best artists including Bic Runga, Opshop, and Don McGlashan. If you like your music classic with a hint of modern and long-lasting songs with melodies

that stick to your heart, you need to hear Pete Fountain.. Up To are Auckland based duo Jessie Kollen on guitar and vocals & Matt Macklin on drums, who formed by accident after too many successful late night jams. Jessie has been writing music since 14, Matt has only been playing drums for 3 years, though you wouldn’t know it. Their original Garage/ Indie/ Pop tunes are instantly catchy and technically brilliant, with a very full sound. Soulful acoustic music is how best to describe Ashley Knox’s original take on the singer songwriter platform, Melodic and honest stories conveyed with a warm and welcoming voice, complimented by a guitar style that crosses many boarders all at once, yet always rooted in the groove. His music pulses and travels invigorating the ears of listeners, as if a mash up of Wonder, Johnson, Feliciano, Mayer. He has worked with many great artists including, Lewis McCallum, Dan Sperber, Joel Haines and played support slots for the Blackseeds, New Loungehead and Cornerstone Roots.

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Kate Martin, best known in Raglan as a jazz singer, is also a singer songwriter whose original music is hard to pin in any one genre but has been compared to everything from Etta Jones to Fiona Apple. Kate has been writing songs on the guitar and piano since 15, and singing old school Billie Holiday style Jazz for the last 10 years. Her music is soulful and adventurous. Ashley Knox

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Design competition for the 2010/2011 Raglan Business Directory How would you like to design the cover for the new Business Directory? Raglan Ink is running a competition for young Raglanites 8-18yrs to come up with an original artwork for the cover of the new Directory. Just send in an A4 size (portrait shape) picture that you think would make a great cover to represent some aspect of Raglan. Leave a space at the top for the title or design your own. Local artist Jenny Rhodes will be helping us to choose the winner. Entries need to be dropped off to the Chronicle office by Monday 1st November. Please include your name, age and phone number. POSTAL: PO Box 234, Raglan • OFFICE: Wainui Rd, Raglan • PH: 825 7076 • FAX: 825 7078 • E:

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Vinnies delivers live music all October On Friday, 15 October 2010 Vinnies brings ELLIOT BROWN to the stage.

Elliot Brown (and The Candy Caps) is a 25 year-old solo recording artist based in Mangawai, Northland. Influences include Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, Tom Paxton, Radio Head, the Pixies, Creedence Clearwater, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Kris Kristofferson, but don’t let the influence of these legends fool you into thinking you’ve heard anything like his craft before. Elliot Brown music fits within several genres, including Modern American Folk,

Alternative and Classic Rock, and Modern Alternative Country. Doors at 8:30, $5.00, this is a performance not to be missed.

Then on 26 October 2010, Dreampop folk artist JOHN WHITE plays Vinnies.

Next, on the heels of their stellar performance, and by overwhelming popular demand, Dave Maybee Band returns on Labour Weekend, 24 October to Vinnies.

Squeezing our special venue in on his New Zealand Tour, this promises to be a night

Dave Maybee needs little introduction, and with a career spanning over 40 years, his resume speaks for itself. The band is made up of the finest local musicians and anyone who saw this band in action in their performance in September will be keen to return. Make you Labour Weekend complete, be there 8:30 to 11:30 on Sunday 24 October, $10 cover.

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to remember. The Dunedin based artist is supporting his third album release, “The Inkadies”. The album was recorded in Madison, Wisconsin by friend and fellow singer/songwriter, Tom Hanson. Gathering guest musicians from Madison’s lush music scene, the album boasts chiming harmonies and dripping synth accompaniments underneath John’s dreamily relaxed vocals. Doors at 8:30, $10 cover. Truly this is a must see.

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WEST KITCHEN: Moroccan Night In

Do you ever feel like you would like more versatility with fish? This delicious dish never fails and when I serve it to friends they adore the unique fragrant flavour. Even though it’s substantial, with the chickpeas added it has a light quality. MORROCAN FISH STEW 1 tblsp olive oil 1 large onion thinly sliced 1 garlic clove crushed 2 teaspoons grated ginger 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon tumeric 1 cinnamon stick pinch of cayenne peppeer tin of chopped tomatoees pich of sea salt 500g firm white fish fillets 400g tin of chick peas 2 teaspoons of honey freshly ground black pepper fresh coriander leaves flaked almonds lightly toasted • • • • • • •

Heat the olive oil and onion over a medium low heat stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic, ginger, cumin, tumeric and cinnamon and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes more or until fragrant. Add the cayenne, tomatoes, salt and 250ml of water and cook, stirring frequently for 10 minutes. Add the fish and simmer for 5 minutes or until the fish is just tender. Add the chickpeas and honey and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Season to taste. serve garnished with coriander and flaked almonds. I tend to serve this with brown rice but there are many options (recipe from OK magazine supplement)

MOROCCAN YOGURT SAUCE 500 g natural yoghurt 1 small cucumber 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 teaspoons dill, finely chopped 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon ground aniseed (optional) salt and pepper • • •

Halve the cucumber and scoop out the seeds, then grate and press through a sieve to remove most of moisture. Combine with other ingredients and refrigerate Serve as a side dish with the fish

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E – Waste Recycling gets Golf Club Update government support

Labour Weekend will herald the start of our summer season. Twilight Golf will commence on Friday October the 22nd.

Good news for recycling of e-waste. Last week the government approved the funding of this years e- waste collection day along with the setting up of new e waste collection facilities around the country.

toxic than normal household rubbish. The rapid development and constant upgrades being made in electronic goods, especially computer equipment means there is a constant stream of goods reaching the end of their useful life.

In total 1.15 million in grants has been allocated from the waste minimisation fund which gathers funds from the levy placed on waste to landfill.

This years e day is set for 6th November at around 40 venues across the country and hopes to divert around 1,300 tonnes of electronic waste away from landfill. Material that can be disposed of includes all computer related equipment, game consoles, fax machines and digital cameras. Currently old TV’s will not be accepted and it is suggested that any old mobile phones are donated to Starship’s Mobile Phone Recycling Scheme.

Environment minister Nick Smith said “New Zealand needs to recycle more than 80,000 tonnes of electronic waste that goes to landfill each year and recover resources and reduce pollution” “The electronic waste from used computers, printers, monitors and televisions has thousands of tonnes of recoverable lead, mercury, gold, silver and cadmium”. It is believed that e waste is now the fastest growing type of waste in the world and is more

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The tees will be open from 4 p.m. until 5.30 p.m. for a fun 9 hole event, and these Twilights will continue on Fridays over the summer. A light BBQ meal and prize-giving will follow these events. All are welcome, and beginners and non-handicapped golfers are able to participate. The CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT will this year be held on Sunday Dec. 5th. There will be a choice of 9 or 18 holes, 18 hole players to tee off from 9.30 a.m. and 9 hole players to play the front 9 from 11.30 a.m.

Wairau Farm Spring 2010 Golf Tournament On Saturday October the 23rd there will be an OPEN TOURNAMENT sponsored by WAIRAU FARM, thanks to the efforts of Sandy Stuart and Robert Mitchell. This will be an 18 hole event, with the tees open from 9.30 a.m. until 11.30 a.m. The entry fee is $35, and includes entry into a Two’s competition, raffle tickets, and a light meal following play. The organisers have sourced excellent prizes for this event. These Open events bring in much-needed Club income, and a good turnout is expected.

Farmers offered support if summer brings drought The Waikato Regional Drought Committee says it will be keeping a close eye on weather conditions over summer in case there is a need for it to reactivate to provide help to farmers. The multi-agency committee was formed earlier this year to coordinate the regional response to the late summer-autumn drought, the third such dry spell in three years. North Waikato and the north Hauraki Plains have been particularly affected this year. The committee has now decided to formally suspend operations given the fact that rivers and soils currently have plenty of water after heavy rains, and farmer requests for advice and support have tapered off. Metservice and NIWA say the current La Niña event has strengthened and is likely to continue till at least autumn 2011. In the Waikato, the prediction for spring and early summer is that temperatures are likely to be above average, with normal seasonal rainfall expected. “However, we will maintain a close watch on weather and soil conditions as the summer progresses in case there’s a need for the committee to reactivate again to respond to fresh drought conditions,” said committee chairman Peter Buckley of Environment Waikato.

The North Island manager for policy at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Phil Journeaux said the Government will still be offering its Rural Assistance Payments to qualifying farmers until December. Mr Journeaux said more than 30 farming families had qualified for Regional Assistance Payments after the Government declared the drought in the Waikato. Also, the Rural Support Trust in the Waikato will continue to be available to provide advice to any farmers suffering the ongoing affects of the drought. The trust’s number is 0800 787 254. The trust’s Waikato chairman Neil Bateup said dozens of farmers had called in seeking advice as a result of the drought. Most calls this year had been about stretched finances due to the cumulative impact of three dry years. “It’s been tight and it’s still tight for some,” said Mr Bateup. “So we encourage anyone needing advice to call us. We’re here to help.” Mr Buckley said the committee’s establishment had been very useful in helping provide a coordinated response to the drought.

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OPINION: A Raglan Rumination... by Albert Einsteinlager Every reporter in Aoteroa has had their say on the Christchurch earthquake, so I thought Albert should offer something. The tremor was measured at 7.1 on the Richter Scale. This is the scientific community quantifying the magnitude of the shake. I would like to introduce you to a new measurement..... the Sphincter Scale. Simply put this is the degree of staining left in one’s underpants after a major

disaster. Christchurch scored very highly on this scale. 9.5 out of 10 on the Sphincter gives you some idea of the courage and resilience of these good people. Nothing seemed to faze them. The next morning they were sipping tea and eating Auntie’s freshly baked lamington cakes (all cooked on the barby as there was no power) All showing the signs of stoicism epitomised in the Speights ads. Good on ya mates. Now cast your mind back a

couple of years when Auckland lost power for a while due to some sort of gadget failure. The gnashing of teeth could be heard from Raglan. How can we make our trim lattes? How do we keep up with all the important stuff such as Facebook? Not a barbequed lamington to be seen anywhere. Because of this very poor effort in the face of a very small disaster/inconvenience I suspect Auckland would score low on

the Sphincter Scale should a true disaster hit. When I look at all the disasters happening in the world constantly it does give me hope for the human race. When the chips are down all the petty foibles are forgotten and we can all recognize suffering and empathise.

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OPINION: Sentiments... by Ian McKissack Sentiment is of course at the heart of joy in life. It is our emotional response to anything or anyone and is usually thought of as positive though it can be negative. Prejudice is an example of negative sentiment. All being well, we feel positively sentimental about our partner, our friends, our children, the pets and of course, the All Blacks. Sentiment isn’t always a guide to action, we may feel very sentimental about little fluffy lambs gamboling in the fields but go home to a nice lamb chop. (Alright you vegetarians, stop looking smug.) There is a problem if we are too guided by sentiment because we need to use our reason as a balance, particularly in those cases where strong negative sentiment is involved. Lynch mobs act on strong negative sentiment and resent an individual who asks for a more considered response or for a pause to check the evidence. Hitler’s rabble rousing speeches before World War 2 appealed to positive national sentiment and


negative feelings towards those seen to oppress the Fatherland. Advertising, one of my favourite targets, often attempts to induce positive sentiment towards a product by pairing it with something known to arouse such feeling. A cute child is so grateful to its mother for the soft woollies, all because mummy used the right washing liquid. Advertising agencies also do it frequently by pairing something with a scantily clad woman. I suppose lust could be called a positive sentiment, it certainly sends calm reason out of the window. Politicians do their own sentimental ploy, talking about ‘mum and dad’ investors, or tax payers or home owners so that the happy home and CASH PAID FOR CARCARS ENGINES hearth spring to mind rather TRACTORS than critical thought. TRUCKS OLD MACHINERY Sentiment can weigh GOING OR NOT in too heavily even here DERELICT & in Paradise. ‘Thought’ UNWANTED might ask, ‘but what sort of FREE PICKUP town will our children and grandchildren want to live in, will it be the same as my sentiments want?’


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Thursdays 11am-1pm Plunket Rms. 43 Bow Street Ph 825 7286 CHRISTIAN SURFERS NEW ZEALAND invites the Raglan Community to our 25th Groundswell National Conference Community Church service to be held on Sunday 23rd of October at Camp Raglan (Children’s Bible Camp) - Wainui Rd. Starting Time 7.00pm - worship and guest speaker. Enquiries: Matt Foster 021 432058 SUN 17 OCTOBER @ RAGLAN AREA SCHOOL. SurfsideKids zone. 10am. Enquiries 825 5199. MON 18 OCTOBER @ THE UNION CHURCH HALL. Care & Craft. 9.30am.

MON 18 OCTOBER@ TE UKU CHURCH HALL. Surfside Mainly Music. 9.30am. MON 18 OCTOBER @ THE RAGLAN CLUB. 500 cards, 1pm.

Yeast, Soda and Sourdough Bread!

Learn from Wanda Barker the traditional hand method of kneading, baking & fermenting bread. Mon 18th October 7-9pm $10 at the Old School Arts Centre

RAGLAN LIGHT EXERCISE GROUP. Meets Mon, Wed & Thurs 10-11am @ the Old Gospel Hall, Raglan West. WED 20 OCTOBER@ TE UKU CHURCH HALL. Surfside Mainly Music. 9.30am. WED 20 OCTOBER @ BLACKSAND CAFÉ. Knitting Circle from 9.30am. All welcome. Beginners welcome. FOOD FOREST GARDENING, RAGLAN WEST. 8 – 10am Thursday mornings. THURS 21 OCTOBER @ THE RAGLAN CLUB. Ecuhre. All welcome. 6pm. THURS 21 OCTOBER@ COMMUNITY HOUSE. SurfsideYouth group van pickup 7.15pm. Enquiries 825 5199.

gig guide FRIDAY 15 @YOT CLUB. BRING BACK THE PHUNK. dj B-REX , funky breaks, funky house. $5, free before 10. FOUR SEASONS IN ONE NIGHT 15th October @ BLACKSAND featuring Ashley Knox, Pete Fountain, Up To and Kate Martin. 8pm start $10 door. SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER

@ YOT CLUB.TRACTOR FM FUNDRAISER. request night with djs Beatjoiner & Chimpster. $5 WEDNESDAYS @ THE YOT CLUB. LOW KEY. Free pool, $5 beers. DAVE MAYBEE BAND, Sunday 24th October (Labour Weekend), Vinnies Restaurant & Bar, 8.30pm, $10 door charge

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Florist is moving! Now across the road beside Luv Vintage, the Barbers & Orca. Come on Over! Diana 021 448 104 Petals worldwide fresh & eclectic something for everyone & great books, good music too

BEAUTIFUL FAIRY, BALLET dresses, sequined shoes, wands, headbands, really good prices, Spiderman and Batman also available. Phone Vicki to view 8257575. DOUBLE KAYAK with paddles. $900 ono. Ph 825 8850

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F L O O R S A N D I N G EQUIPMENT for hire. Ph Raglan Flooring 825 8777. BOUNCY CASTLE FOR HIRE, entertainment for the kids. Vicki 8257575

To let PRIVATE and secluded, 1 BDR Flat. Heat pump. Avail Nov 1st $200/wk. Ph 825 7868 3 BDRM HOUSE perm rental available 27 Oct. Large decks and ranch sliders along the front to soak up the sun, heat pump for winter. Spacious with timber sarked ceilings and polished wooden lounge floor. $320pw. Ph Sheryl 021 350 845 or 825 8333. 2 BEDROOM UNIT. Central Location, Available now, Ph 825 7029 or 029 976 2838


For lease in Raglan’s CBD. 70sqm approx, located on 1st floor above Raglan Hot Roast Shop. Suit offices, studio, clinic etc with massive harbor views, large deck & possible accommodation. Phone property manager on 021 363465

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Te Mata School Permanent Part-Time Principal Release Position This position is determined by the roll. For 2011 it is a 0.7 position. We require an enthusiastic and motivated teacher with sound curriculum knowledge and strengths in the teaching of literacy and numeracy. To commence 26th January 2011. Applications close 3pm Monday 15th November 2010. Applications pack available on request from the school office: 07 825 6870 email CREATIVE, FUNLOVING WORKING PERSON to share in country retreat. 360 views. Ph 825 0420.

Wanted to hire COMBI VAN SUITABLE FOR A WEDDING in Raglan in November. Ph: 07 5763672 or Mobile: 021-0665159

Public Notices INVITATION to Raglan Business House Tennis., Raglan Sports Club. Starting Monday 8th November at 6.00pm. Teams of mixed doubles will run for a 6 week

Part Time – Contract approx 30 weeks per year • Teaching in schools across the Waikato District • Teaching qualification desirable, but not an absolute For a job description Contact Xtreme Waste - Lindsey Turner Email Tel 07 825 6509 / 0277 151516 or view on line at nz - education Closing Date for Applications Oct 27th 2010

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HOLIDAY ACCOMADATION for working couple from 26th Decemeber – 19th January 2011. Up to $700 per work. Phone Helen on 07 825 8293 2 or 3 BDRM HOUSE. Pref with garage for long-time Raglan resident with excel. refs. Long term. Ph 825 8611 Chrissy. 1 or 2 BDRM HOUSE with garage. Long-term reliable tenant. Refs avail. Ph 027 327 0800.

Casual Work Wanted BABYSITTING: Responsible, experienced, has own car, comprehensive first aid certificate. Avail weekenights and weekends. $10 per hour. Ph Jordan 825 7951/0276416164

Wanted HAY BALES (30+) FOR A WEDDING SERVICE IN RAGLAN IN NOVEMBER. Required for half a day, would like to hire or buy. Ph: 07 5763672 or Mobile: 0210665159 HELP NEEDED for annual SPCA appeal. Nov 6-12 ( not dooor to door). Ph Mike 825 6769 VIOLIN, condition irrelevant. Cheap is good. Ph Marten 021 215 9193

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