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Raglan’s St John Team. Top from left to right: Andrea Gilshnan, Sam Beshara, Carol Millar. Bottom from left to right Tony Agar, Travis Slattery, Bush Barton. Missing from photo: Sandy Valente, Jan Tapp and Tania Fearon. Full story page 8 Photo: Stuart Mackenzie

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Dear Editor, I do not understand why the Council felled trees around the playground and changing sheds at Te Kopua, also on the far side of the skate bowl, and did not replant immediately? Or why has the mowed area behind and beside the skate bowl slowly over time been increasing in size and encroaching well into the undergrowth and stand of trees there? These trees stabilize the sand in this area and provide habitat for a variety of animals. I have tried to get answers to these questions from the Waikato District Council on several occasions only to be told... we will look into it, or when we do the new skate area we could (hopefully the person I spoke to meant to say would) incorporate replanting in the plans and as for replanting around the play ground I could not get an answer regarding the scheduled time frame for replanting to begin. I would have thought it common sense to replant when the stumps of the felled trees where removed, however these areas have been filled and seeded. Meanwhile people will need shade this coming summer and a variety of wildlife needs somewhere to live.

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Now that the Katipo spider has been granted the same protection as other endangered species such as the Kiwi surely the time has come to stop destroying any habitat that still exists at Te Kopua. Katipo spiders usually live under drift wood or in clumps of grass on the land side of the sand dunes. There were Katipo spiders in the dunes on the far side of the skate bowl before the bowl was built. Some of this area is now mowed, maybe there are still some amongst the dunes that are untouched by the mower?

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Snap happy: focus on our photo competition Local professional photographer Stuart Mackenzie was the man given the job of judging the entries. Stuart said the winning photograph, Hi 5 for the Beach Daddy, by Jennifer Frazerhurst, was an outstanding photograph which worked on different levels. “Taking this shot in black & white silhouette gave it a strong graphic quality,” he said. “It also worked well compositionally, and the surfer father giving his child a high five says so much about the Raglan surf culture and the families who are part of it.” Second-placed Desmond Down’s photo, entitled Jessica was a, “great surreal, art picture,” says Stuart. “The arm holding the broken mirror looks like the neck of the reflected woman and the fingers holding the mirror have a disturbing effect against the brooding background of Tokatoka Pt.” Third placed Meaghan McGregor’s photo Young Men on Elephant Rock with Sunset, “was a beautiful, well composed picture showing a group of young guys enjoying Image supplied themselves, and theby: day, as the sun begins Linda Holmes to set.” Stuart awarded Emma Galloway a

Highly Commended for her image, Child in Red-hooded Jacket Walking through Trees. “It’s a striking image,” he says, “with the colour removed apart from the child’s red jacket.” He also awarded a Highly Commended to Janet Scott for her photograph, Anzac Day, Medic with Donkey. “I liked the softness of the background from using a shallow depth of field in the camera setting. The red crosses complete the strong composition of this image.” Stuart noted that many of the entries were at a very low resolution (small file size), which would not be suitable for publication. Others may have been a good subject but the light was too dull. “In photography good light is paramount”, he said.

and about in Raglan, although she doesn’t usually take it to the beach. Jennifer has worked as an outdoor instructor in skiing and kayaking and is now mum to two little girls. She has lived in some beautiful places around the world, including the Arctic and Hawaii. So what does she like best about our little west coast town? “It’s a great place for the kids to grow up. There’s a great community, a good atmosphere and it’s quite inspirational.” Emma Brooks

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Jennifer Frasherhurst says her winning entry, Hi 5 for the Beach Daddy, “just happened. It’s very Raglan. An image of happiness, hanging out on the beach and surfing.” The image depicts Jennifer’s husband and her daughter and both were unaware that they were being photographed. Jennifer, who is originally from Sweden and has lived in Raglan for 8 years, took a photography course over the Internet last year. “I wanted to learn a few more things and it was lots of fun,” she says. She shot her winning image with a Canon 450D, a camera she often has on her as she’s out

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NanaTech ready to go in Raglan Hi kids – learn to knit, or make fabulous clothes for your dolls and soft toys! And grown-up kids, ie any one who loves to learn new skills, there’s a whole range of exciting workshops for you too - learn to make mouth watering European delicacies, or be ‘green’ and find out all about honey as a healthfood, making your own yoghourt or even adding zing to your casseroles with – believe me – weeds! All this fun and games is part of the NanaTech programme starting at the Old School Arts Centre in July, a great way to share traditional knowledge and skills about real food, handcrafts, and other interesting things that our grandparents knew because they grew up before everything came ready made and pre-packaged. Wanda Barker, who suggested the idea of starting NanaTech

in Raglan to the Arts Council earlier in the year, is delighted at how quickly the idea has caught on and been taken up by people – not all nanas or granddads by any means – who are only to happy to Knitting classes for kids become temporary tutors, sharing skills they enjoy themselves. She has seen NanaTech operating very successfully in other places, notably Wellington, and says it’s great to see it happening here with a uniquely Raglan flavour. The children’s after school sessions, taught by Margaret Boggiss (knitting) and Lin Van Craenenbroek (doll clothes) will last for 6 weeks, to give the children time to complete their work, but the adult workshops are all single evening sessions, apart from a 2 day felting workshop led by Karma Barnes, who will be teaching skills she learned in Europe to make decorative masks. These can be used in dramatic performances or as attractive wall hangings – or even worn to a masked ball! Karma says the masks are made using an ancient Asianic method she learned in Europe and are completely seamless. The two day course on 17-18 July will cover the fundamentals of felt making before beginning the exciting journey of creating a mask.

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The food art sessions, taught by well known local identities, will run on Monday evenings from 7pm – 9pm at the Old School, $10 per session. Lin Van Craenenbroek will prove that mosaic and fantastic fashion are not her only skills – she will be showing us how to make delicacies like Belgian chocolate spread, marzipan and praline, spekulas biscuits etc. Beekeeper Barbara Day will reveal the health benefits of honey, and how to use it in cooking. Liz Stanway and Rick Thorpe will unveil the mysteries of making ‘lacto bacillus fermentations’ – yoghourt to you and I – using fresh ingredients, much better for us than the rather plasticy substance we buy in pottles from the supermarket. And for those who would love to make their own pickles and jams, Kathy Hart has the know how. If you are wondering about those weeds mentioned in the opening paragraph. Carolyna Meade will be showing us how to forage round our gardens for delicious edibles that can be added to winter soups, casseroles and risottos – good news for those of us who didn’t get our winter veggies planted in time. If this is all too much to remember, but you seriously want to get some dates in your diaries – all information about NanaTech, with times, dates, costs, what to bring if anything, etc, will be in a handy brochure available from the Old School, the Information Centre and several shops around town, and on the Raglan Arts Council website – www.raglanartscentre.co.nz, or call Jacqueline on 825 0023. Jacqueline, as arts administrator at the Old School, has done a fantastic job coordinating NanaTech, not only for winter programme, but with another set of different classes coming up in September. NanaTech Raglan launches on Monday 5 July at 7pm with Carolyna’s cooking class; children’s sessions begin after the holidays. Advance bookings will be very helpful to tutors who are, for the most part, providing materials, handouts etc. Also some popular classes will have a limit on numbers, so don’t miss out. Judith Collins

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Raglan man has good reason to barrack for the Welsh Raglan resident Dave Gatland will have every reason to sit proudly in Waikato Stadium watching Saturday night’s big game – it’s his son Warren who coaches Wales and who’ll be masterminding their bid to make amends for their first-test drubbing by the All Blacks at Carisbrook.

And whether Warren Gatland makes it out to Raglan this time round or not, it’s a place he’s almost as familiar with as Hamilton where he was born and bred, says Dave, who at 69 now is semi retired and does odd jobs at the Raglan Club. “We used to bring the family here,” Dave recalls, “to fish and waterski.” And Warren’s visited Raglan often enough during Dave’s 18 years in town – usually, his father adds, about this time of year. Then there’s Christmas and Easter when Warren spends time with his wife and kids back in Hamilton. And they in turn get to visit him

in Wales, or wherever else in Britain his coaching career has taken him. Fatherly pride is nothing new for Dave: it was also a particularly “big thrill”, he reminisces, when Warren first got into the All Blacks. In all Warren played 17 games for the ABs between 1988 and 1992. If that’s not enough, there’s his son’s illustrious career as both a player and coach for Waikato, and the international reputation he’s established coaching the likes of Ireland and the London Wasps as well as the Welsh. Warren was keen on rugby “right from the very start” – even as a five-year-old – reckons Dave, who in his prime also used to turn out at a senior level in Hamilton. Warren certainly had the skills as a schoolkid where he first played No 8, remembers Dave. “But he wasn’t really tall enough so he changed to a hooker.” At intermediate school he came up against tough competition in the Roller Mills tournaments, renowned for turning out rugby

greats like Grant Fox, Colin Meads and Michael Jones. And he went on to star in the First XV at Hamilton Boys’ High School.

Dave reveals his oldest son of four – in a family of six kids – wasn’t keen at first to take the Wales head coach job. It was only when Welsh hierarchy flew out to New Zealand to see him, where he was then coaching Waikato in the NPC, that he decided to “give it a go”. Now, three years on, Warren is gearing up to guide the Welsh in their World Cup campaign down under. But once that assignment is completed he’ll be back on home ground for good, reckons Dave, and will try for the Chiefs coaching job. His son’s got a “pretty good record all round”, admits Dave. Warren played a record 140 games for Waikato – and he’s the only player to ever win the NPC both as a player and as a coach.

As for this Saturday, Warren’s “not saying a lot” about the Hamilton test, says Dave, although he does believe the Welsh team is in with a chance despite running out of steam in Dunedin last Saturday. “Maybe 60-40,”adds Dave, reading between the lines. Whatever, Dave will be in the stands cheering the Welsh on – just as his youngest son Thomas, Raglan-raised but now studying medicine at Otago University, was at Carisbrook last Saturday with a group of varsity mates, courtesy of six free tickets supplied by Warren. Edith Symes

Community invited A sporty night in to help in dune planting

Raglan residents are being given the opportunity to be involved in helping to restore the damaged dunes overlooking the harbour entrance this weekend, by helping in the planting of 2,000 native dune plants. The native dune plants spinifex, pingao, and wiwi will help protect the area from coastal erosion and help to restore the natural character of the area.

The area overlooking the harbour entrance has seen a huge increase in use in the last few years as its popularity with kite-surfers continues to grow. This increased use, combined with the lack of formal access way, has led to the dune vegetation being damaged, making the area much more vulnerable to erosion. Tangata Whenua and local community members concerned with the impact this increased use was having on the environment, got together with Environment Waikato and the District Council to see what could be done to prevent any further damage and to provide a better means for accessing the beach. As a result of these discussions, Tangata Whenua and Whaingaroa Beachcare are working together to install a formal access way to the beach and to plant the area with native dune plants. As Beachcare’s Sam Stephens explains, the native dune plants not only restore the natural look of the area, but also have important functions critical to the health of the coastal environment. “The native dune plants and Fascines’ used in more traditional methods not only trap wind blown sand building dune height, but the spinnifex and pingao also grow towards the sea allowing the dunes to recover following erosion - something the current cover of exotic weeds and grasses can not replicate. “ “While these plants are critical to the health

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Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie 2 x 375g pack ready-rolled puff pastry of our coasts, they are also very fragile. Only 10% of our native dune vegetation remains today due to the impact of pedestrians, vehicles, development and pests. It is important to return these native plants where we can so the protective function of the dunes can be reinstated”. To make the restoration of this site a success, kite-surfers are being asked to set-up their kites on the beach away from the fragile dune area and to access the beach via the new access way only.

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You will also need a rectangular baking sheet, lightly oiled Preheat the oven to 220ºC, 425ºC, gas mark 7. Take the pastry out of the fridge 10 minutes before you need it, then unroll and lay flat. Place one of the pieces of pastry on the baking sheet as a base. Lay a layer of onion over the pastry leaving a 2cm border round the edges. Top with potato and then cheese, seasoning each layer. Brush the edges of the pastry with a little of the beaten egg. Run a rolling pin over the second piece of pastry to make it slightly larger than the base. Place this over the layers. Press down at the edges. Cut 3 slits in the top and brush with egg. Bake for 15 minutes then reduce the heat to 190ºC, 375ºF, gas mark 5, for 30-35 minutes until well browned and cooked. Leave to cool slightly then cut into squares and serve.

Works to reshape and prepare the site for planting will be occurring from Wednesday 23 to Friday 25th of June. During this time the public are being asked to avoid this area and to access the beach at either the existing beach access way east of the toilet block or to continue to the end of Riria Kereopa Memorial Drive and use the access way in the car park there. The planting day will be held at the toilet block car-park on Riria Kereopa Memorial Drive on Sunday 27 June starting at 11am and will take approximately 1-2 hours. If you would like to be involved please bring a hand trowel or spade, and appropriate footwear. For any more information on the dune planting day, please contact Sam Stephens at Environment Waikato on 0800 800 401. If you have any macrocarpa trees or branches that you would like to donate towards more “traditional” methods of trapping sand that help prevent erosion in our area, please email tekopua@hotmail.co.nz.

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Win tickets to see Sola Rosa at the Yot Club Sola Rosa return to Raglan on Friday 25 June at the Yot Club.

Their live show, combining the diverse elements of funk, soul, reggae, latin, lounge and jazz is definitely something not to be missed. Founding member Andrew Spraggon is joined on stage by singer/DJ Spikey Tee, drummer Will Scott, bassist Matt Short and guitarist Ben White, as well as special guest vocalist Rachel Fraser (Recloose/Isaac Aesili). The band has been wowing crowds when performing tracks from recent album Get It Together, which hit Gold sales only 10 months since its release last year. The album also features a juicy selection of talented vocalists including German globetrotter, poet and singer Bajka, UK MC Serocee, Spikey Tee and the emerging Wellingtonian songstress Iva Lamkum.

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Hot new Get It Together remixes from MoO (Turkey/Germany) and The Nextmen (UK) are set to hit the airwaves in the coming weeks and are sure to impress. Sola Rosa fans will also soon be able to purchase The Remixes album due for release in the near future.

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With Sola Rosa’s sights set on Australia and Europe in the coming months, audiences should get to a venue and catch Sola Rosa on home soil while they still can!

WIN TICKETS

We have two double passes to the Raglan show to giveaway. Email us at info@raglanchronicle.co.nz before noon on Friday 26 June. We will be contacting winners by phone on Friday afternoon so please include a contact phone number.

Art Installation at Raglan Wharf

The rain held off long enough on Saturday for the creation of a land-based art installation at Raglan wharf. New Zealand artists Karma Barnes and Ekarasa Prem created an 8 metre diameter installation out of natural materials, including Raglan sand, rich red soils and coffee grounds, in remembrance of Raglan’s iconic wharf that was recently destroyed by fire. Raglan locals were invited to take part in the creation and ladies from the Maori visual arts program held at Poihakena added their touches in the late afternoon. The installation is part of an on-going series of work the artists began in Wellington in 2008 and featured at Wellington’s waterfront as part of the Wellington Fringe Festival of the Arts 2009. The project was developed at the El Hayelo artist residency, in the desert of Villa de Leyva, Colombia, South America, as part of an international artist residency program. The focus of the project is to reconnect people and the environment.

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125 years of St John Bush Barton

Day Job: Operations Team Manager How long have you been involved with St John? 7 years. I started as a volunteer then moved into relief work and then a full-time role. I’ve been the manager here now for about 3 years. Why did you decide to join St. John? To increase my medical knowledge. What do you enjoy the most about your role? The job satisfaction – knowing that we make a difference in helping the community. What do you enjoy the least? Nothing.

Day job: Raglan Anexa Vet Clinic. Role within St John: Volunteer Ambulance officer. How long have you been involved with St John? 8 years. Why did you decide to join St. John? To look after our local community and to be there for those in need. What do you enjoy the most about your role? Helping people in times of distress. Meeting interesting people from all walks of life. What do you enjoy the least? Steep, wet, frosty driveways.

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Day job: Local dentist. Role within St John: Volunteer Ambulance officer. How long have you been involved with St John? Since September 2009. Why did you decide to join St. John? A well-known and receptive organisation that is well-appreciated by the community. A good place to put the effort in. I like to serve the small community I usually work with every day. What do you enjoy the most about your role? Helping local people, most of the time patients at the clinic as well. Relieving pain. Being there in need. I like the feedback we get after finishing every job, it wipes away the tiredness and the hassle of waking up for early morning calls. What do you enjoy the least? Nothing.

Day job: Caregiver.

Role within St John: Volunteer Ambulance officer. How long have you been involved with St John? 5 years. Why did you decide to join St. John? To support the community. What do you enjoy the most about your role? Helping people. What do you enjoy the least? Trying to find a house in an emergency when the letterbox number is obscured or missing.

Andrea Gilshnan

Day job: Teacher Aid, Raglan Child Care Centre. Role within St John: Volunteer Ambulance officer. How long have you been involved with St John? 12 years. Why did you decide to join St. John? To give something back to my community. I have always had an interest in a medical role. What do you enjoy the most about your role? Helping people in a time of need. Making a difference to someone anytime of day or night. What do you enjoy the least? I enjoy every aspect of my role.

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Tony Agar

Day job: Budget Advisor at Raglan Community House. Role within St John: Volunteer Ambulance officer. How long have you been involved with St John? For 11 months. Why did you decide to join St. John? I moved to New Zealand in October 2008 after retiring from the Fire Service in London. I wanted to do something in the community. What do you enjoy the most about your role? The team has a good spirit and I enjoy working with them as well as meeting people in Raglan. It’s a rewarding job when you know you’ve helped someone. What do you enjoy the least? I would like to do more shifts but I’m still training to get my full qualifications.

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This year St John celebrates 125 years of serving New Zealanders. We popped along to the ambulance station to meet Raglan’s St John team.

Day job: St John First Aid Tutor/ Barman Role within St John: Volunteer Ambulance officer and First Aid Tutor. How long have you been involved with St John? 12 months. Why did you decide to join St. John? To give back to the community. To advance my skills and meet the great team we have here at St. John Raglan. What do you enjoy the most about your role? Working next to the man with the golden tooth! The opportunities given to me by St. John. The team in Raglan and interacting with the other emergency services. What do you enjoy the least? Late night calls to drunk individuals.

Role within St John: Volunteer Ambulance officer and part-time casual paid Coordinator for Te Akau Rural Response Group. I mainly cover night shifts and weekends and can do anything from 48-72 hours a week. How long have you been involved with St John? Nearly 12 years. Why did you decide to join St. John? When I was young I was nursing. I didn’t have a fulltime job when my children were growing up but then I was asked to help with first aid at the rugby so I thought I’d go the full hog and become an Ambulance Officer. What do you enjoy the most about your role? I enjoy being able to make a difference. Being available and being there when people need you, offering reassurance. I enjoy meeting people – Raglan people, especially the older ones, are so very, very interesting. I enjoy the job and the camaraderie with the other staff. I like watching the younger ones join up and progress. What do you enjoy the least? Nothing.

Day job: Relief Ambulance Officer, Regional Frontline. Training officer and Support Officer for Raglan volunteers. How long have you been involved with St John? Since 2000. Why did you decide to join St. John? I was always interested in becoming an Ambulance medic. I chose to be part of the Raglan Ambulance to assist the community. What do you enjoy the most about your role? I have covered most aspects of ambulance small town rural cover and patient transfers. I worked in Auckland for 6 months plus Regional Relief for Midland. I love and enjoy my work – everyday is interesting meeting and helping people. What do you enjoy the least? 4am starts with heavy fog and rain to get to the station by 5.45am.

Support St John week

As a registered charity, St John depends on community support to carry out its work in the community. Every year, in June, the organisation holds a national appeal week to promote its work and raise funds. This year the Flash a Light campaign, so called because of the small flashing red light lapel buttons, runs from June 20 to 26. St John Raglan will be holding a display at the Raglan Club on Saturday 26 June, 10am-2pm. • Sausage sizzle • Raffle • Come along and meet the team and find out more about the important work St John carries out. Collectors will also be around town collecting for the Flash a Light for St John Appeal. Photos: Stuart Mackenzie


Children celebrate Matariki Forlongs of Frankton

Children from Te Kohanga Reo and Te Ropu Aroha Kite Reo took part in a fashion parade in celebration of Matariki last Friday at the Raglan Town Hall.

Showcasing costumes made from 100% recycled items the outfits demonstrated their own interpretation of the Maori New Year.

“Forlongs of Frankton - a landmark interwoven with Frankton’s history has served the Waikato for over 60 years!

With a business philosophy of keeping customers at the up most of importance Forlongs have expanded renovated and rebranded over the past 60 years to become the ‘one stop Family Shop’ providing furnishing solutions for all budgets and tastes. Mr Ralph Forlong, with his son Mr Ivan Forlong, established his furniture business, R Forlong & Sons, in August 1946 and began trading in the building that is now home to the BNZ bank in the main street of Frankton. The business, now known as Forlongs and Frankton’s most recognisable landmark, has gone from strength to strength with Ivan Forlong at the helm and his family following in his footsteps. Terry Forlong now leads the Forlongs team as Managing Director, with the support of his sister Helen and brother Howard. Recently opened a new store extension of 3778m2 located in the old Capital Cars sales yard on Hall St was

the next stage of the Forlongs story. The extension has an underground car park for over 95 cars with a showroom above showcasing a large range of bedroom, lounge and dining furniture. The Hall St addition brings the total showroom area to 12,320m2 and sees Forlongs into the future with not only a wealth of experience and a history as New Zealand’s largest privately owned furniture store, but also a successful business philosophy that has worked for over 60 years. We deliver FREE to Raglan. Another fantastic reason to shop with Forlongs is to take advantage of our Waikato-wide FREE delivery service. Many companies charge expensive fees on top of your purchase price just to deliver your new goods to your home. In the case of a new bed or new lounge suite, taking it home yourself may not be an option unless you have a van or trailer (and someone to help with the lifting). Forlongs are proud to offer this FREE Waikato-wide delivery service and look forward to continuing a long history of serving the residents of Raglan as their closest department store.”

DON’T FORGET…. Midwinter Swim Sunday 27 June at the Kopua Boat ramp. 9.15am. Gold coin donation in aid of Sea Rescue and Surf Lifesaving and lots of prizes up for grabs.

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Love yurts A yurt – the traditional tent-like home of Central Asian nomads – isn’t exactly what you’d expect to come across in Raglan. But then your average Mongolian shepherd is equally unlikely to find his yurt comes with under-floor heating and an outdoor spa bath set amid native bush.

Raglan’s first yurt, and a luxury one at that, can be found up Maungatawhiri Road just past where tarseal gives way to gravel, and the sound of the wind in the trees can easily be mistaken for the roar of the ocean on a wild west coast day. Hubby and I were ready for the yurt experience. One wet weekend after another in wintry Raglan had left us jaded and in need of an escape. It came in the form of a night of “living in the round” – as the yurt experience is called – as guests of massage therapist Robbyn Ho and her husband of just a couple of weeks, Peter. The property was hard to miss: a circular watertank painted over to look like a mini yurt reassured us we’d arrived at the right place. And there, tucked in beside the driveway were two yurts. A few stepping stones and a short boardwalk into a secluded nikau grove led us to the larger of the tents, which Robbyn informed us was the traditional seven-odd metres in diameter. On a blustery west coast afternoon there’s nothing like being transported to another world, and the feeling of opulence created by the rich red and black interior did the trick. It was like being in an inner sanctum, a Chinese emperor’s hideaway perhaps crossed with a touch of Arabian nights from another continent altogether. But to one side of the expansive living area were the concessions to modern practicality: on one side of a T-shaped brick wall a small kitchen stocked with breakfast foods, on the other a bathroom. Between them they made the yurt entirely self-contained. There were no worries about cabin fever, either: the yurt felt lofty and spacious, not least because of its traditional conical roof design with struts – painstakingly inset with fairy lights – that meet in a centre ring which can easily be opened in summer, says Robbyn, to expose the canopy of trees and starry nights overhead. Lattice or trelliswork criss-crosses the walls and windows to head height; otherwise it’s an all-canvas structure with polyester fibre fill providing warmth and insulation. The tent, sitting on a concrete pad, opens out to a private wooden deck, a small gas barbecue and a spa bath – with candle lanterns and perfumed bubble bath for that touch of romance – at the far end. Mature tree trunks grow through gaps in the deck, leaning artistically this way and that. And as we discovered, the grove of trees surrounding the deck

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is beautifully backlit at night. Traditionally, yurts were basic shepherd shelters and were covered with sheep’s wool rather than canvas. Most importantly, given the nomadic nature of their owners, they could be set up within just 30 minutes. With neither yak nor nomad in sight, however, Robbyn told us it still took three of them only 45 minutes to erect the larger yurt once it had arrived from Takaka in kitset form. The lattice walls simply unfolded and stretched out into place. It was a case though of practice makes perfect: the five-metre yurt which arrived on site first, and which Robbyn uses as her massage tent, took the the trio closer to two hours to erect. Robbyn and Peter are delighted with the finished result, and that they are now able to offer couples a unique Raglan brand of “glamping” (glam camping) that Robbyn experienced while living overseas several years back. She describes it as getting back to nature without roughing it too much. It was hard to disagree with that as we languished in the spa bath – complementary glass of bubbly in hand – with the trees rustling as westerly squalls threatened. Later that night, even as heavy rain thudded on the canvas, there was never a doubt we were well secured against the elements. My experience was not complete without the last element of Robbyn’s full winter package: her all-over Hawaiian massage, learnt over the past few years on the isle of Maui. We were a little stymied by an unexpected power cut the following morning, but persevered anyway minus the music and the hot towels. And it was bliss all the same. I was spoilt with a mix of both therapeutic and relaxation massage using smooth hot basalt stones – lomi ‘ili’ – gathered, says Robbyn, amid great ceremony on Maui. The 60-odd volcanic stones, she explained, had been heated up for two hours in a water heater. She worked quickly, massaging with oiled stones in hand while they were still hot enough before the water cooled too much. The yurt experience has been set up only this year and the idea, says Robbyn, is to “grow” the business – maybe with another yurt or two, and perhaps with tours around Mount Karioi and picnics to remote Ruapuke come summertime. Another possibility is “chauffeured” trips downtown for guests at night to take in Raglan’s cafe scene. That would come courtesy of another passion in their life – classic cars, a whole shedful of them including two recent imports from the US and all in varying degrees of restoration. *Robbyn and Pete’s winter package comes at $180/night per couple with the therapeutic/relaxation massage included for an extra $50 each (normally $65). Edith Symes


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filling you in each month with the green-goings-on This month, let’s see what Whaingaroa Environment Centre (WEC) is doing...

Te Toto Gorge - places like this inspire us to care for our environment

Vege of the Month

SUSTAINABLE SEPTEMBER

Whaingaroa Environment Centre Visit WEC this winter! Our host team (two part-time staff and 10 volunteers) aim to provide you with information, and help you get connected with other like-minded folk on all sorts of environmental topics and projects. Make the most of our free (or very affordable!) resources including: • Information on environmental issues • Videos and books for loan • Info on upcoming sustainable living workshops • Community Seed Bank • Ragbags – our recycled bag project (the new “it” bag, thanks to Barb for the amazing creations) • Free Walking and Cycling Map • Natural History of Whaingaroa booklet • Demo worm farms & info • Books, cards and t-shirts to buy Did you know that WEC runs education programmes in local schools, such as water quality monitoring and testing? Students learn about their local waterways, pollution inputs, and how to alleviate them. We also develop and implement environmental projects in schools and in the community, e.g. CarbonWise. An extended CarbonWise programme looking at energy, transport and waste, and how to off-set the carbon produced by them, will soon be

WEC Membership Packages Want to join WEC or renew your membership? For just $5 per year, Kakariki membership gets you: • Access to borrowing all WEC library books, cds and DVDs. • Access to WEC seed bank (koha for seeds) • Electronic copy of The Green Goss monthly • 5 free postcards

available to the community and businesses. We co-ordinate and edit The Green Goss, now in its ninth month, thanks to our volunteer contributing writers and our local business sponsors. We are always open to your ideas for local articles and photos. You can become a member, or get more actively involved as a volunteer; we would love to hear from you. Drop in, email or call us. Phone 825 0480. Email wenvc@kol.co.nz Website www.whaingaroa.org.nz

WEC’s Sustainable September workshop series makes spring even more exciting after winter hibernation. In 2009, we got back to basics with workshops: from bread making, tree grafting & pruning to bee keeping, seed collection, and earth brick making. This year we repeat last year’s most popular workshops. New ones include cheese making and ‘Fabulous Fungi’. Children can learn paper and jewellery making, and worm farming. In addition to hands-on workshops, guest speakers will talk on diverse ‘enviro’ topics. Workshops will be held all September, (approx. 3 – 4 workshops per week). The tutors are mostly our talented locals, and if you have ideas for workshops you can offer or want to attend, please let us know. More info coming in the August Green Goss.

WEC team putting their heads together at annual planning hui

Humble yet hardy, turnips are highly underrated. As a mainstay in the European peasantry diet for hundreds of years, the turnip takes pride of place on the coatof-arms of an Austrian village. If sown in March, turnips will now be a good size, and will taste sweet after a frost has bitten their leaves. WEC has 4 varieties in the seed bank. - Organic Jon

Seed Bank WEC’s seed bank has become a hub for home gardeners, and a focal point for gathering information on locally suited varieties. Long term, it aims to provide our community with some food security during uncertain times. It holds 300+ varieties of open-pollinated (no hybrid) vegetable, flower and grain seed. WEC members can purchase in any quantity for a koha. Members can assist by growing and propagating seeds which may then be redistributed, thus nurturing and expanding stocks of seeds that grow well in the local Whaingaroa environment.

Rachael teaching a school group about water quality

CarbonWise Last November, we profiled an educational programme that WEC introduced to our local schools with funding support from WEL Energy Trust. In a nutshell, CarbonWise teaches our children about the Carbon Cycle and how it relates to energy, transport and waste. Classroom sessions, with WEC’s CarbonWise educators, are supported by “hands-on” learning activities in the school’s native tree nurseries. Examples are gully restoration and planting projects, on school land, and recreational areas. This month we update you on what is happening in the CarbonWise programme at Te Uku School. During this term, classroom learning included: • Learning about Carbon and the basic Carbon Cycle; • Understanding Oil - how it is made and the pros and cons of its usage; • Understanding how humans are pumping too much CO2 into the air, thereby altering the natural Carbon Cycle; • Exploring the benefits of planting trees/plants; and Anne planting trees with Te Uku students • Introducing species of native trees for local planting. WEC: Website www.whaingaroa.org.nz Phone 825 0480. Email wenvc@kol.co.nz

Turnip

During June and July 2010 the seed bank is taking a winter break. You can still make enquiries at WEC, or to make an order, e-mail Jon at whaingaroakai@xtra.co.nz Outside of the classroom, students put on their gumboots and gloves, grabbed a spade and planted native plants (provided by Whaingaroa Harbourcare) around the school. Next term, the students will have a classroom session on the ‘Food Cycle’ and how it is connected back to Carbon. Timed well for spring, the practical session will involve planting seeds for food. If you would like to know more about CarbonWise, contact WEC and we will put you in touch with our CarbonWise team.

NZ Garden Bird Survey: 26 June - 4 July. What birds live locally? Visit WEC, join in & find out!

For $15 per year, Kikorangi membership gets you: • All the above, plus: • A free WEC Ragbag • A free copy of Nature of Whaingaroa booklet Kowhai (business / corporate membership) is $50 per year: • Includes all of the above, plus a discount for your business on environmental training options and presentations.

WEC is in the Town Hall on Bow St When the Green flag is out, then you know we are in! simplistic to luxurious eco accommodation

Enviro Biro Send comments and contributions to Ani at Whaingaroa Environment Centre: wenvc@kol.co.nz

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Lawn bowls round-up More drapes needed Saturday 29th May was our AGM and prizegiving day for the 2009-2010 season. Then we shared a pot luck lunch together giving us all space to have a ‘chat time’. Our Elected Personnel are: President: Ruth Rawlinson Vice President: John Taylor Secretary: Eileen Stephens Treasurer: Sue Russell Tournament Secretary: Eileen Stephens Committee: Bill Bond, Jim Boggiss, Terry Green and Les Soanes. Our prize giving was a special time with many trophies being presented for the different challenges throughout the year. It was interesting indeed to see the faces of the winners as they stepped up to receive their individual trophies. Of special mention is the Pennant won by our Fives Men’s Team in the Waikato Centre’s Interclub Event. Nev Meekings of Westside Picture Framing has kindly donated his services and framed the pennant for us. Thank you Nev. Well done guys. Of extra special mention: Ross Turner who won all four disciplines in one season, Men’s Singles, Men’s Pairs, the Triples and the Fours. A big W.D. (well done) to you Ross. This is the second time Ross has won all four disciplines - it is not easy to do. Graham Stephens achieved this about three seasons back and Eunice Turner is the only women’s player to have achieved this in our club. Congratulations all. 19th June saw us hold our second Winter Tournament in rather coolish conditions ...at least the rain held off! Players braved the conditions and

took part from Leamington, Frankton Junction, Kerepehi, Arapuni, Pirongia Hamilton City, Te Awamutu, a composite team and six local teams. Margaret Jamieson’s team from Hamilton Workingmen’s Club, Frankton Junction were the victors on the day with straight wins. Dawn Small’s team from Te Awamutu gained 2nd place with three wins and 38 points. Tony Hart’s team from Hamilton City’s club came in 3rd with three wins and 36 points gained - only two points in it, wow! We local teams will have to ‘brush-up our game’ if we wish to be ‘in the money’ next time! Special thanks to Warehouse Building Supplies Raglan for their generous sponsorship. (They give great service too, try them out).Thank you. Happy Bowling, Eileen Stephens

As most of you are aware, many of our Raglan houses are not or well insulated. For many, to heat these

Ross Turner with the trophies he has won this year

Raglan runaway 50 nil Against an understrength Matangi Hillcrest, Raglan Seniors were always going to prevail, but that didn’t stop Matangi from playing with spirit for the whole 80 minutes.

In fact, during the second half, Matangi played a type of sevens style, throwing the ball around. What made it hard to defend against were the passes that seemed to stick and though there wasn’t much forward progress they held possession for quite sustained periods.It was mostly a stalling tactic and as soon as we put structure into our game the tries came.A good first half try and a strong game all round earned Karewa Forbes man of the match, he has improved all season making himself a valuable member of the team. Good to see. Such a game gave an opportunity for the whole squad to have a run to help combinations settle and keep everyone on track for the tougher assignments ahead. The curtain raiser was played by Raglan 12th

grade against Marist 12ths. Some good running rugby and good skills were displayed by boys from both teams with Raglan running out the winners 22 to 19. The score shows an even game and our boys were supported by an enthusiastic crowd. The senior A and B sides are off to play old rivals Frankton on Saturday, who are ahead of us on the table with three wins. I know they think they are in for a forth straight victory, but this is not, as they say, tiddlywinks, and our guys are targeting these two games as must wins to keep our plan for a home semi in the Mooloo shield.Swarbrick Park is the place to be for 1pm for the Bs and 2.40 pm for the A game. Everyone from Raglan knows where Swarbrick Park is - it would be great to see a large contingent supporting our teams on Saturday. The boys look forward to seeing you all there. Rob Kirkwood

RAGLAN JUNIOR SOCCER: SAT 19th June 2010

RAGLAN JUNIOR RUGBY: SAT 19th JUNE 2010

GRADE

GRADE

RESULT PLAYER/S OF DAY

RESULT

PLAYER/S OF DAY

6th Won 55-40

Angus Reeves Tane Millward

6th Raglan Sharks Win 9-0 Tom Hannon

7th Lost 40-55

Ameila Parker

7th Tiger Sharks

Lost 1-2 N/A

7th Kingfishers

Draw 2-2 Dylan Pickering

8th Lost

Campbell Diprose Geroge Reeves

8th Sea Snakes

Win 6-1 Adi-Grace Mooar

8th Makos

Win 2-1 Joe Blaikie

9th Stingrays

Win 3-0 Finn Gambril

10th Won 35-25

Mattheus Pio

9th Morays

Win 3-1 Kaleb Fisher

10th Marlins

Win 4-2 Dylan Ramstead

Open Spartains

Win 3-2 Emma Blaikie

11th Won 51-28 12th Won 22-19

Liam Dingle Leroy Neels Otis Rowe Braden Shilton

5th Raglan Sprats Lost 2-9 Fox Gill 6th Raglan Orcas

Win 5-4 Jacob Kenyon

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Due to the sudden demand on our curtain bank now that winter has moved in, Whaingaroa Affordable Housing Trust is calling on the Raglan Community to support the Free Drapes for Cold Homes Programme once again. The idea of the programme is to help people create a warm zone in their home, usually the lounge room, so that heat can be retained in at least one room.

9th Drew 30 all Makoare Mataira Jyden Waitere

homes to a healthy standard demands more than 10% of disposable income be spent on heating. ( ref. MSD Fuel Poverty) This on top of high rent, rates, and rising food costs puts many families under unhealthy pressure. Heat retention can be aided by thermal drapes across windows. If you have any drapes stored away which you would like to donate, please leave at Raglan Christian Fellowship, 59 Wainui Road or phone Julia 825 8028 to have them picked up. Julia is also the person to phone if you require drapes to help you create a warm zone. Vera van der Voorden, Secretary WAHT

Get active this winter - Part 3 Zumba

Meets: Wednesday nights (starts 16th June), 7pm – 8pm at the Raglan Union Church Hall, Stewart Street. What can people expect from a class? Zumba is a dance fitness program that combines Latin music and dance styles including salsa, mambo, flamenco, hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia, merengue, samba, cha cha, bhangra and more. The class mixes slow and fast rhythms to provide interval training and some resistance training. Why take part? Zumba is described as ‘exercise in disguise’. It is a great cardio and toning workout, but it’s also lots of fun. Music is the key ingredient and it gives the class a party-like atmosphere. The moves are easy-to-follow making the class suitable for people with no dance experience. History: Zumba was created in Colombia in the mid-1990s. The creator moved to the USA in 1999 and formed Zumba Fitness in 2001. It has grown in popularity and is now available globally. Zumba entered the NZ group fitness market in 2009. TV advertising and DVD sales have made the program well known and very popular. Meet the instructor: Raglan’s Zumba instructor is Kim Ashcroft who has worked in the fitness industry teaching aerobic classes for 15 years. She trained as a Zumba instructor in January this year and has been teaching Zumba in Hamilton gyms since February. Other info: Wear comfortable gym clothes (e.g. t-shirt and shorts or pants) and supportive, comfortable shoes. Bring a water bottle and a sweat towel. Cost - $7 per class or $60 for a 10-class concession card. To find out more talk to: Kim, 825 0512 or 021 2820027, kimjashcroft@gmail.com

Raglan Light Exercise Group

Meets: Mondays and Thursdays, 10am-11am at the Gospel Hall, 9 Taipari Avenue. History: The group was formed 14 years ago, with the support of Sports Waikato, Green Prescription and Raglan medical professionals. It was one of the first such groups of its kind to be established and today is one of the longest running in the Waikato. Number of members? Currently around 40 members with each session seeing about 20 people turning up. Members age from 50 to 80 plus. What to expect? The group has around 20 pieces of exercise equipment including exercycles, rowing machines and treadmills. The first half hour of a session is spent on the machines and the second half hour doing exercises with hand weights or stretching bands. Instructor is Julie Cockram. Why join? Members enjoy noticeable results after a few months of sessions including improvements in fitness, mobility, health and attitude to life. The group is a social and friendly one who enjoy a cup of tea together after the session on a Thursday and organise regular events throughout the year. The mid-year luncheon is coming up soon (June 24). Cost: $3 per session. The group receives support from the Raglan Community Board, Waikato District Council, WEL Energy Trust, COGS and Trust Waikato. To find out more talk to: President Heather Ellis 825 8199 or Secretary/ Treasurer Graham Hubert 825 7244.


A firm hand on the tiller - by Ian McKissack An editorial in ‘Waikato Times’, 3rd June, called attention to a new initiative by Environment Waikato on the water safety issue. Apparently EW want Maritime New Zealand to look at a national boat registration and licensing system. The editorial claims that this system would then fund EW to run water safety education programmes. In fact, licensing boats doesn’t stop fools getting in them and ignoring safety precautions.

authority oversees EW to ensure they are carrying out their original purpose in a reasonable manner.

Once again EW is up to its empire building tricks with us paying for the new schemes. No doubt setting up regional councils separate from district councils was, like the Resource Management Act, a laudable attempt to halt degradation of the environment.

There will be no aspects of EW that will be safe from my overseeing and I suspect that I will find the private lives

In the rapid economic development of recent decades there had been insufficient attention paid to maintaining environmental values. The trouble is that the requirement of caring for the environment and enforcing where necessary is too broad.

No doubt their glossy reports, or public relations exercises as I call them, are sent to some bureaucrats in Wellington who doze their way through the verbiage. But criticism is not enough. I am willing to relinquish the sloth of retirement and take on an active part in overseeing EW, taking my method from the model they have provided.

• Sunday meeting 10 am “Beating Temptation”

of the employees and councillors of particular interest. You wouldn’t want any dubious characters looking after your environment would you?

I am sure EW and I will easily understand each other through our similar modus operandi.

Winter has its positives

• Monday 10.30am Prayer at 29A Cliff St

We all live in ‘the environment’ and there is little that EW could not decide it needs to regulate and enforce, funded by our ever increasing rates. They are already spying on our gardens, next they might decide that our bedrooms are part of the environment.

• Mondays & Tuesdays 7pm Bible Study

The mind boggles to think what they might want to regulate there. I am not sure what

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Thursdays 11am-1pm Plunket Rms. 43 Bow Street Ph 825 7286 THURS 24 JUNE @ RAGLAN AREA SCHOOL. Free Ear Clinic service for children. 9.30am-2.30pm.

Movies at Old School Sat 26 June:

4pm Home by Christmas (2010) Wartime NZ love story (PG)

7pm The Hedgehog (2009). Charming French comedy drama (M) Delicious homemade snacks on sale. Price: Adults $10, Children $5 on the door. Phone 825 0023 to reserve seats. June screenings supported by Atamira SAT 26 JUNE @ THE RAGLAN CLUB. ST JOHN DISPLAY, sausage sizzle, raffle. From 10am. SAT 26 JUNE @ UNION CHURCH HALL. Care & craft stall. 9am. SUN 27 JUNE @ KOPUA BOAT RAMP. Midwinter swim. 9.15am. SUN 27 JUNE @ RAGLAN AREA SCHOOL. SurfsideKidszone. 10am. Enquiries 825 5199.

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SUNDAY 27TH @4PM TE UKU SCHOOL’S MIDWINTER MOVIE MADNESS! “G-Force” pg, $5 @ Old School Art Centre, parents free! sponsored by the team at Raglan Real Estate. MON 28 JUNE @ THE UNION CHURCH HALL. Care & Craft. 9.30am. MON 28 JUNE @ THE RAGLAN CLUB. 500 cards, 1pm. MON 28 JUNE @ TE UKU CHURCH HALL. Surfside Mainly Music. 9.30am. WED 30 JUNE. RAGLAN RAMBLERS Wainui Reserve. Meet @ the car park next to the Fire Station. 9am. WED 30 JUNE @ BLACKSAND CAFÉ. Knitting Circle from 9.30am. All welcome. Beginners welcome. WED 30 JUNE @ TE UKU CHURCH HALL. Surfside Mainly Music. 9.30am. RAGLAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NANDOR TANCZOS Wednesday 30 June Karioi Conference Room Raglan Sunset Motel Bar open 7pm. RSVP: angela@ raglanchamber.co.nz WED 30 JUNE @ THE RAGLAN CLUB. 60 Music n Mingles. 11am. Enquiries Geoff Meek 825 0488. THURS 1 JULY @ COMMUNITY HOUSE. SurfsideYouth group van pickup 7.15pm. Enquiries 825 5199.

Winter Essentials

Immune Boosting Kits

The Herbal Dispensary FREE

Children’s Clinic Mondays Conditions apply

5 Wainui Road

FIREWOOD

• Manuka • Pine • Pine Blocks Available now @ Sayer Landscape Supplies 825 0577

Animal Feed

FIREWOOD. DRY PINE $80. 6 X 6 TRAILERLOAD delivered. Ph 021 077 1524. FIREWOOD. DRY. $100 delivered. Ph 825 5200.

FIREWOOD T-TREE. $100 per m3 ex-yard. $140 delivered. Ph 825 0522.

WORLD MUSIC C.Ds, Lounge & Groove beats from around the world. Right Up My Alley, Volcom Lane. www.ruma.co.nz. LAST YEAR’S LAMBS X 4. Black. $30 each. Ph 825 8425.

Note: Yot Club has a one way door (you can’t come in after) 12. SAT 26 JUNE @ THE

(Miro Feeds)

Layer Pellets $24.95/bag Pig Pellets $26.95/bag Calf Milk Powder $62/bag Calf Pellets $24/bag Multi-feed pellets $19.95 per bag. Meadow Hay $7.50 per bale.

Phone Frank

825 5812

1995 NISSAN LUCINO COUP 1500cc. Sound condition. Lady owner past 10 yrs. Warrented & rego. $3000 cash. Ph 825 8759. NEAR NEW FRIDGE for sale $800 0277584381/ 8250946

HARBOUR VIEW. Siren. $5 cover charge. SAT 26 JUNE @ ORCA. Karaoke, Free entry. SAT 26TH JUNE @ BLACKSAND CAFÉ. Heavy Lounge Suite’s Winter Polar Rumba with special guests Ashley Knox & Kate Martin. Show starts 8.30pm sharp, $10 tickets available from Blacksand Café. SUN 27 JUNE @ ORCA. Dirt floor music and PoemsFour on the floor tour $15 (includes 1free house pour drink). CHEAP TUESDAYS @ ORCA. $4 Drink Specials + Free Pool Competition. FRI 9 JULY @ THE HARBOUR VIEW. Midge Marsden. $15 presales, $20 door sales. SAT 10 JULY @ THE HARBOUR VIEW. 1814. Presales $25.

courses, classes and workshops ASHTANGA YOGA. Call Dee for more info. Ph 825 5883.

To let WARM

TIDY

2

BDRM

HOUSE to rent $250pw. Pics

on trademe Ph: 021 2752 273 or 847 6289 REFURBISHED

1

BDRM

UNIT. Mountain views, walk to town. Lawns included. $195 p/w. Ph Jane 021 0200 7665.

3 BEDRM APARTMENT FOR Wrap around decks. Bottom

floor of two storey house on rural Wainui Road. Awesome

views. Phone 027 3355 267. 3 BDRM WATERFRONT KAITOKE

ST

$360

p/w

longterm. Ph Jane 021 0200 7665.

The Herbal Dispensary

FIREWOOD. GOLF CLUB FUNDRAISER. $60 a ute load, 1 cubic metre (approx).Pinecones $8 per bag. Free delivery within reasonable area. Leave message on Club phone 825 0043. FIREWOOD DRY MANUKA. Heaped trailer load cut to size. $120. Dave 825 7270.

THURS 24 JUNE @ ORCA. Raglan Musicians Club. Free entry. THURS 24TH JUNE @ BLACKSAND CAFÉ. An evening of Poetry by Don Barrier followed by Graham McGregor singing country & blues., Doors open 6.30pm, dinner available, entertainment starts at 8pm. $5 cover charge. THURS 24 JUNE @ THE YOT CLUB. One Man Band Fury. Stompin’Nick, Boss Christ. $5. FRI 25 JUNE @ THE YOT CLUB. Sola Rosa. Tickets $20 @ GAG, $25 on the door. SAT 26 JUNE @ THE YOT CLUB. Domestic Cupil. Electro, breaks, drumnbass, dubstep. $5.

RENT - Newly renovated.

NZ made

Go Fish, Kelly Slater For the Love, Gourmet Vegetarian, Maori Architecture ... quality gift books

gig guide

Flatmates wanted 2BDRMS & STUDIO for rent. Lifestyle block. $60-$100 p/w. Ph 825 5883.

Lost COASTGUARD PAGER. Whale Bay carpark. Ph 825 7219. KITEBOARD. Nash 134. Black top, blue, yellow & red striped bottom. Lost in

harbour Sun. No name on it. Ph Gareth 825 7386. ONE GINGER TOM CAT between Hills Rd & Mangatawhiri Road. Much loved. Ph 210 7405 (Raglan).

For lease

Waitetuna School is looking for a

GROUNDSMAN/ CARETAKER.

SHOP FOR LEASE

Main St CBD, high foot traffic, prime location. 60sqm approx plus rear yard & car parking. Ph 021 363465. STUDIO.

ROOM/HOME

REHEARSAL OFFICE.

Rent negotiable. Ph 825 5883.

Situations Vacant RAGLAN

TRUST

HOSPITAL & REST HOME requires a part-time/fulltime

experienced RN. Afternoon/ night

shift.

Contact

Manager 07 825 8306.

the

Hrs/start date & salary negotiable. Responsibilities include lawn mowing of grounds, weed eating, spraying, gardening, minor maintenance & waste management. If interested please enquire to Matt 825 5827.

For Hire F L O O R S A N D I N G EQUIPMENT for hire. Ph Raglan Flooring 825 8777.

Garage Sale SAT 26 JUNE @ 1 LONG STREET. 2 seater couch etc. 8am. SAT 26 JUNE @ 1 BAYVIEW ROAD. House lot. 8am.

In Memorial TE ATAREHIA MARTIN (ATA) To all of mum’s great friends, neighbours, whānau and those she met on her walks. You all made Whaingaroa a very special place for her. A huge thank you for all your love, support and kindness during this time. Arohanui nā Carlene Sherrill and Fleur.

CASH PAID FOR CARCARS ENGINES TRACTORS TRUCKS OLD MACHINERY GOING OR NOT DERELICT & UNWANTED FREE PICKUP

Found DIGITAL CAMERA. Panasonic @ Raglan Airfield. Ph 825 8425. BLACK & WHITE LONGHAIRED CAT on Point Street. Can be picked up safe & sound from the vet.

Public notices SENIOR CITIZENS ASSOCIATION. Next meeting will be on Thursday 1 July at 11am at the Fire Brigade Hall. Entertainment will be a fun time playing bingo. A warm welcome to members, friends and visitors. Light luncheon and raffle available. NOTICE OF AGM. RAGLAN SAILING CLUB. Sunday 4 July 4pm. Scout Hall, Cliff Street followed by supper. All welcome. Please bring a plate. RAGLAN COMMUNITY RADIO AGM 24th June 2010 7.30pm. Raglan Community House. Join us - everyone welcome.

Oops! We printed the wrong email address for this ad last week:

21st New Zealand National HOG Rally Raglan, New Zealand 18-19 February 2011 We are inviting expressions of interest from local groups and/or organizations to be Providers of Transport for approx 1500 attendees from Rally site to their accommodation in Raglan. Applications must be accompanied by copies of your Passenger Service License and a Public Liability Insurance certificate. Please forward the above accompanied by a covering letter outlining your organization by email to shelley.sproule@roadandsport.co.nz or by mail to Shelley Sproule 2011 National HOG Rally PO Box 27041 Hamilton 3257 Applications will close on 8 July 2010.

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