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Raglanâ€™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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1 large onion, peeled and finely sliced 2 medium potatoes, peeled and finely sliced 225g cheese, thinly sliced 1 medium egg, lightly beaten Freshly ground black pepper
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 email@example.com.
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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.