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1st October 2010 - Issue #215

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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 selection of photos from Raglan Area School’s production. Images courtesy of Linda Holmes.

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Once upon a time in Aotearoa Raglan Area School’s hall was transformed last week, with staging, professional lighting and racks of elaborate costumes signalling show time for the school’s latest production, ‘Once Upon a Time In Aotearoa’.

Featuring over one hundred and fifty of the school’s youngest stars from the Year 0 to 6 syndicate, audiences were treated to a 90minute tour-de-force of New Zealand culture, combining drama, music, dance and visual art. Set in the present, the past and the future, ‘Once Upon A Time In Aotearoa’ folllows the adventures of two sisters who discover a time capsule at their local marae. Gum boot dancers, world record sheep shearing demonstrations, talking Kiwiana icons, kapa haka, poi, and lip syncing were just some of the diverse performances on show, with the children’s enthusiasm and style doing their families proud. Special mention must be made of Taiwiri Cribb-Monsall, Lexi Holmes and Lennox Reynolds for doing such a fine job as principal cast, as well as Molly Beattie and Marama Ormsby for their commitment to their roles as understudies. Kristin Ngapo and Waiehu Millward kept the crowd amused with their performances as Tutu and Hoha, while Mason Tukiri’s deft skills in portraying the villain literally threatened to steal the show. Bhumika Patel’s grounding influence on the stage, and her effortless grace in bringing to life the character of the kuia was a joy to witness. “It was important that the children had input into the creative writing process,” explains local writer and teacher Andre Ngapo. “Ownership and shared responsibility is a key to this kind of project, and all ideas were listened to. Many of the children’s ideas directly shaped the script and they were very proud of the final result.” The challenge of seven classes working together over a ninety-minute timeframe was all part of the process, with ‘whakawhanaungatanga’

or relating to others being one of the key areas that staff intended their students to delve deeply into. “It was important to us that this learning experience be provided through the performing arts,” says Ngapo. The Year 0 to 6 syndicate would like to thank the following: Our Principal Sponsors Bow Street Motors, rochelle@thetravelbrokers., Wainui Road Foodmarket, Ray White Raglan, The Kirkwood Family, Raglan Four Square, Raglan Community Arts Council, Creative Communities. To the Board of Trustees for backing us 100%, to all parents and helpers who made this show a success, including the set-up crew on Sunday night, local groups that gave up their hall time, everyone that created costumes and props (including an elaborate L&P bottle, cow, waka and ships, sheep, Southern Cross, 4-Square man, tomato sauce bottle....), Hans Guersen and the senior classes that gave up their hall time, as well as Te Roopu Aroha Ki Te Reo and the Year 7 to 8 syndicate, to the lighting team and Matua Danny’s/Mr Guersen’s/Matua Quenten’s set-up/pack down crews, and to all of our sponsors, Vinnies, Linda Holmes Photography, The Herbal Dispensary, Blacksand Cafe, Costas, Raglan Pharmacy, United Video, Raglan Bakery, Glamour, Roll-Up, Harbourview Hotel, Raglan West Store, Top Cut Butchery, Fresh and Sweets, Raglan Book and Gift, Burger Shack Organic, West Coast Kitchens and Joinery, Nannies Takeaways, Skoot, Flaxen, RUMA, Te Awamutu Light Operatic Society, Pots ‘n’ Pans Lighting and Sound (awesome work Rhys and Nick), Waikato Sound and Lighting (thanks Jono for throwing in the extra lighting), and of course to the great audiences that packed our show for every performance! Year 0 to 6 Syndicate Teachers, Te Kura a Rohe o Whaingaroa, Raglan Area School Brought to you by


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Skatepark ready by Christmas – then museum next year While the $164,000 stage two of the skatepark is well underway and set to be completed by the end of November, in time for the summer holidays, the Waikato District Council says the ambitious $1.3 million museum project faces some hold-ups over consents because the final design is different to the original proposal. However once the consents are issued the building project is still programmed to be completed by next May, says water & facilities general manager Richard Bax. That was welcome news this week for museum society president Pat Day, who’s seen the project delayed by both funding and redesign issues. Community funders such as Trust Waikato and Wel Energy Trust have approved grants to both the museum project and skatepark extensions which will see the total area of the original 2002 design increased by 240m2. Pro surfer and skater Miles Ratima, who’s pushed for development of the skatepark with the backing of the council, said last week he was happy to see it all come through and finally being built.

He reckoned the skatepark had to be local kids’ most used facility alongside the Kopua footbridge, which gets a thrashing each summer as a jump-off point into the harbour. Bax points out that the skatepark’s been designed in discussion with the locals and has features that incorporate both street skating and the surfing culture of Raglan. Jason Parkes of Premium Skate Design brought it all together in recognition of Raglan’s international reputation as a boardriders’ mecca. The extension includes a “snake run” and “taco” which are expected to attract more pro skaters to Raglan while at the same time providing new challenges to improve local children’s skills. The extension also provides for seating to give parents and non-skaters more comfortable viewing of the action. Miles is also keen to see landscaping included, linking it in with the familyfriendly Kopua Domain. Meantime, while the museum project’s a little behind the play, there’s now tangible evidence that it is finally on its way. The existing Raglan & District Museum building off the bottom of Stewart Street has been cleared of its contents to make way for the demolition of what was originally the town’s fire station.

Also set to go to make way for the museum are the public toilets bordering Joyce Petchell Park. Demolition date will begin five days after the consents are through, says Bax, and building will begin immediately with a 32week construction period. The successful contractor for the work was to be named this week, but whether or not it’s a Raglan company there’ll be a local overseeing the work. Raglan’s Andy White will be on-site manager, overseeing building of a museum incorporating a reading and education room looking out to sea, an open auditorium area on entry, a mezzanine floor, a relocated information centre and internal rooms for the exhibits themselves. The museum was originally to be twostorey but was subsequently scaled back, and plans for a jetty also had to be jettisoned along the way. weathered and long-standing lifeguard • Aaaa tower on Ngarunui Beach will be replaced in the not-too-distant future, says Raglan Surf Life Saving Club president Anne Snowden, now that its building consent has been approved. A first-aid treatment room will be incorporated in the concrete-block base of the new tower.

Some 400 Raglan voters of a possible 2700 had sent back their completed voting papers by Monday, and Mr King said while that was quite a “healthy” count the likes of Ngaruawahia voters were ahead of Raglan in terms of early returns. District-wide, he said, over 10 percent of votes were back in the first week of the voting period. That might be a bit higher than last time round in 2007, he said, but 4000 votes returned from 40,000 eligible electors meant many more need to be encouraged to have their say. Around 40 percent of eligible voters in the district cast their votes in 2007, he added. That was still down slightly on the nationwide average return of 44 per cent. “It’s peoples’ chance to say who they want to represent them on council and on the community board,” Mr King stressed to the Chronicle this week. In Raglan voters’ case, there are actually four elections in which they are required to tick their preferences this time around: the three-way

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tussle for the mayoralty, the four-way fight for the Raglan ward seat, the Raglan Community Board elections in which one of the seven candidates must drop off, and the four-way tussle for the one central Waikato seat on Environment Waikato. Just to complicate things further, there are also the voting papers for the election of seven members to the Waikato District Health Board. As this is a single transferable voting rather than the first past the post system used for the council elections, voters must number their preferred candidates in order from one – and right up to 32, the total number of candidates standing, if they want. Meanwhile Mr King said quite a large number of papers had come back after having been delivered to outdated addresses, and advised people eligible to vote but who hadn’t received voting papers to contact their area office for a special vote. Whatever, he urged all voters to fill in their papers and get them posted before next Wednesday so they reach their destination by Friday. Failing that, he added, the Raglan council office and library would be open to receive voting papers and special votes until noon on Saturday week, which is the official “election day”. Edith Symes

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Film Festival Programme! Raglan’s karate kids step up Call Sioux 825 6808 or 0800 084314

Hot off the press, in black and white – you need a copy of this detailed programme for the Raglan Film Festival 2010, screening at the Old School Arts Centre, starting this week. There really does seem to be something for everyone again this year, whether you are a film buff or not.

Adrenaline freaks see – ‘Last Paradise’ Clive Neeson’s collection of 45 years filming adventure sports out in the remote wilderness of NZ, a true eco adventure; then there is ‘The Asgard Project’ following climbers on the first free ascent of Mt Asgard’s daunting north face, regarded as one of the world’s most difficult big walls. Like a powerful crime drama – don’t miss ‘Animal Kingdom’ deep in the Melbourne underworld, were ordinary lives are caught in the midst of the tense struggle between a criminal family and the police. Offering wide appeal – ‘Cool Summer Tour with Cornerstone Roots’ a documentary that follows our local band on tour from behind the scenes and onto the stage, directed by Maryann Tuao. On a lighter note, there is the crime comedy ‘Predicament’ set in small town NZ during the 1930’s.

Especially for the children this year there are two movies ‘The Wonderful world of 2D Classical Animation’ and ‘The Magical 3D reality in Animation’ OK, movie buffs and Art devotees, your must see is ‘Exit through the Gift Shop’ an 87 minute movie about the true story of how the world’s greatest Street Art movie was never made. Now I bet that has you thinking, so make sure to be at the screening of this movie with exclusive footage of the world’s most infamous graffiti artists. All up the 2010 programme includes wonderful full length films for everyone, plus a great selection of shorts, those amazing little movies that last a just few minutes, with a long lasting impression. Congratulations to Jacqueline Anderson at the Old School Arts Centre for doing such a wonderful job in sourcing and selecting the films, spending many hours on the web looking at synopses and reviews. Hire costs of movies vary widely, so the aim has been to keep ticket prices affordable without sacrificing quality and your interest. Printed copies of the programme are available at the Old School, the Information Centre and selected businesses and shops or can be downloaded from the website:

Three local karate enthusiasts have more sporting successes under their belts after they came away with second and third placings recently from the All NZ Open Kyokushin-Kai Karate Nationals held at Hamilton Boys High – a good result which saw all the Raglan students “step up”, says teacher and black belt Pablo Rickard. Tournament first-timer Eddie Young, 14, who’s been a keen karate kid since the age of six and came second in the under-16s division, is especially pleased with his progress and reckons he’ll “hopefully” get the title next year. The discipline, he says, helps keep him fit for a range of other sports from soccer and skateboarding to surf lifesaving and Raglan’s new multi-sport events. Meanwhile for Ra Higgins,18, who was placed third in the open men’s lightweight division, it was another success to add to the title he took out at the national kyokushin karate championships in Wanganui earlier this year. Craig Murray too was fighting all grades and placed third in the open men’s middleweight division. Like Ra, he had also done well at the national champs in Wanganui where he was up against top fighters in the open division. Locals Joanne Green and Wayne Newman had less luck in the latest tournament, which attracted a large mix of competitors from New Zealand and Australia. An injury forced Jo out of the women’s open lightweight, while Wayne was fighting fit in the men’s open heavyweights until a foul saw him miss out on a placing. Edith Symes

Raglan Kindergarten Auction and Concert On Friday 10th September there was an amazing event at the town hall – over 100 people congregated to support the inaugural ‘Raglan Kindergarten Silent Auction and Children’s Concert.’

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There were all kinds of items and services to bid on – all generously contributed by Raglan artists, businesses and individuals – and all the bidding was done by writing your designated bidding number onto the sheet next to the item you wanted. Even

though the auction was ‘silent’, it did get quite competitive and noisy in some parts of the hall, as bidders watched the bids on their desired item rise. The Very Hungry Caterpillar story was performed by the tamariki of Raglan Kindergarten, followed by a couple of songs performed for the parents and whānau who came to watch. There were professional services, clothes, beauty products, housewares, vouchers for accommodation

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and for a range of adventure experiences. The support from the Raglan Community and beyond was overwhelming – we also had many of our parents and whānau working hard at the hall all day and on the night as well. We made a profit of over $3000 – a great big step towards our goal of building a tree house for our tamariki. Many, many thanks to everyone who supported this event. Kia Ora Koutou Katoa!

Thank you to all our Raglan Kindergarten Auction Supporters Orca Viaduct Katchafire Raglan Gym Jenny Tyro Phillip & Emily Meek Sunset Motel Eric Harder A.J Barbara (Adam’s nan) Jeannie Raglan Roast Moz-Art Simon Thompson Jillian Lankshear Miranda Jane Caird Essence Kate Hill Lara Crane Raglan Dental Clinic Blacksands Rainbows End West Coast Health Centre Top Catch Herbal Dispensary Tonic Lollipops Playland Paulownia Park Farm Raglan Barber The Warehouse – The Base Flaxen Sky City MOTAT Magic Mountain Horse Treks Gaye Jurisich Jenny Tyro Brigid Allan

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We know that every one of you will have something special that you could share with Raglan via this page, whether its your latest artwork, a short story/poem, photography or even a recipe, the choice is all yours! Drop your material in at the Chronicle office.

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.

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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 18th October. Please include your name, age and phone number.

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Grazier workshop Tips for successful growth of healthy heifers

ALL GRAZIERS WELCOME The Chronicle Creatives are proudly supported by Raglan Book & Gift Centre

All graziers are invited to attend a FREE heifer workshop run by Anexa / Animal Health Centre in October. The workshop is designed to assist graziers by providing tools to successfully achieve well grown and healthy heifers.


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It’s a traditional Butcher shop with a tasty selection of meats displayed in the window. Jim Ashton, the owner of Frankton Butchery is the friendly face behind the counter serving customers their daily requirements. Jim has owned the business for 8 years now and enjoys working in Frankton and being part of the Frankton community. Previously Jim was in the freezing work industry in Tirau and then completed a butcher apprentership in Garden Place, Hamilton. Jim reckons his business is the only privately owned traditional butcher shop left in Hamilton as in the last 8 years three others have closed down. Aparently back in the day there were five butchers in Frankton alone. “Its a trade under threat” says Jim “and people have to use it or lose it. But it’s a two way thing. We as butchers need to provide excellent service that differs from the supermarket experience if people are going to change their buying habits”. What Jim likes about his role as a butcher is the customer contact, having chats to his regulars and preparing meat for their individual tastes.

“The customer gets exactly what they want, the right amount, the right cut and the right price”. He also likes spending time out the back perfecting the small goods and in the last four years has won four silver awards in the Great NZ Sausage Competition including a kiddies choice award. Frankton Butchery also stocks free range pork which is SPCA aproved. Jim has experienced staff on board including two apprentices. He’s training the next generation of butchers because he reckons they’re here to stay. Jims passionate about the role of a butcher in a community and the fact that nothing is prepackaged.

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Raglan Community House update

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Activity at the House seems to be increasing on an almost daily basis!

Tuesdays in particular are busy with Work and Income here and our free Soup-A Tuesdays seem to be popular if the amount of soup we go through is anything to judge by! The soup mix and cups/holders were generously sponsored by the Tindall Foundation and Raglan’s very own Fresh and Sweet Produce give us lovely fresh veges each week. All welcome. Thank you Tindall Foundation and Christine and Belmont Lallu. October brings some great workshop opportunities: ToughLove sessions start on 11th October (evenings) and these will be facilitated by a team from Hamilton.


ALAN VINK for COUNCIL • Hi, my name is Alan Vink, married to Jeanette for 32 years. • We came to live permanently in

Raglan three years ago because of its natural beauty, wonderful people, seaside aspect and the unique ambience of the town.

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Governance experience having served on fifteen Boards. I also have • A Vote 4 Vink is a vote for a solutionswide ranging leadership experience focussed, innovative problem solver and a political moderate who will in the social services, business and represent the people of Raglan church sector. (and the Waikato District) to the very • As your Councillor I will work best of his ability. hard on behalf of the community. • If you would like to come by I believe in good representation. and meet me and ask any I would do this by listening attentively, questions I will be at the working consultatively, speaking following venues next week: up and giving regular feedback Mon 4 October, 10.30-12 noon. (by organising a minimum of Community House three Community Forums a year). I would also be seeking informed Tues 5 October 5-6.30pm. Orca advice from knowledgeable people in our community as various issues Wed 6 October 10.30-12 noon. arise at the Council table. Blacksand.

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Cost is only $40 upfront – fully refundable if you complete all eight sessions. This is outstanding value. Normally these seminars cost $70. This is an internationally recognised programme for parents and aims to provide strategies and support for parents dealing with problem behaviour for children of any age but particularly those in their teens and pre-teens. A series of six Self-Esteem workshops facilitated by Paula Clements starts on 14th October, 12.30 – 2.30pm. Sometimes life’s not working so well for us and we don’t feel great about who we are. In a safe environment you can learn to like who you are and relate well to others. No entry requirements other than a desire to change and a willingness to join in. $30 ($20 refunded on completion of all sessions)

OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE Tenancy available in Bow Street, Raglan with an administration area of approx 71m2, kitchen/bathroom facilities and two carparks. All enquiries to: Dawn Brock Bow St Tenancy P O Box 132 Hamilton 3240 Ph 07 834 3311 Email

Money Management with Tony Agar continues on the second Wednesday of the month (10 – 12noon, 13th October). No charge. For information on, or to enrol in, all these workshops phone or call into the Community House. Ph: 8258142; Email: Note that NA and AA continue their meetings on Monday and Thursday evenings (6.45pm start) respectively each week. No registration necessary. Stop Press! With the Raglan Taxi down we know there are people struggling to get to the shops or doctors. Let us know if you need round town transport – we have some volunteers wanting to help so we can try and match you up.



We need the help of enthusiastic locals to help in marshalling at our event on Saturday 23rd October. Competitors will be kayaking, running and biking their way around our beautiful town. Marshals are some of the most important people at any event, they direct, encourage and are ambassadors for local communities. If you can spare 2 to 4 hours and are keen to take part, please call

Lisa 825 7115 or Dirk 825 0309.

Hand Me Downs to compete in York St Band Experiments 2010

Raglan band Hand me downs have made it through to the heats of the York St Band Experiments competition in Hamilton and are urging local music supporters to come and cheer for them at the Flow Bar, 266 Victoria Street, Hamilton on Thursday 9th October for an 8pm start. They will be competing against four other Waikato bands for the coveted prize of a day’s recording at York St Studios. The Band Experiments competition has been running since 1999 and has a great reputation for kick starting the careers of NZ artists such as Cornerstone Roots, Katchafire and The Datsuns. Last year saw Knights of the Dub Table take first place and they have since gone from strength-tostrength. Hamilton Live Music Trust took over the staging of the event last year and their aims are to promote and develop Hamilton’s music community. The Band Experiments has attracted media attention both locally and nationally thanks to York St Studios, and as a result they received over forty entries from Waikato bands for this year’s competition. There are serious prizes to be enjoyed by the winner including a day’s recording in York St’s prestigious studio and a music video worth $5000. It’s by no surprise that Hand me downs were selected for the heats. Since they formed in January of this year, they have enjoyed a rollercoaster ride of success. July saw their debut performance at a packed out Vinnie’s which was well received and they recently acquired a new band member from Raglan, Simon Buxton (drums). The line up now includes Lucy Cioffi (lyrics/vocals/guitar) Dougal Greer (guitar/banjo) Dion Chappell (guitar) Reg Valente (double bass) Simon Buxton (drums) and

Hamilton guest musician Mary Axon (violin). Lucy is currently managing the band and has been busy promoting their three track demo which was recorded by local sound engineers Tom McCormick and Nic Tribe. She is also managing their website which has received over 2200 hits since being active in March of this year and has been applying to various funding bodies. Hand me downs now have the backing of Creative Communities NZ and were awarded funding from Waikato District Council and Raglan Old School Arts Centre to help finance the recording of a five track EP. Their demo track Karioi was shortlisted in the top 50 for New Recording Artist funding from NZ on Air which received over 204 applications. If you would like to come and support Hand me downs at the Flow Bar contact Lucy on 0226349307 or email her at She is hoping to arrange a minibus to travel from Raglan to Hamilton and if this is something you can help with please contact her. You can listen to Karioi on Tractor FM 88.2 Raglan which features on their playlist and online at pleasehandmedown

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Thursdays 11am-1pm Plunket Rms. 43 Bow Street Ph 825 7286 LIFE & IT’S SEASONS @ the Old School. Opening Sat 2 12-1.30pm. MON 4 OCTOBER @ THE UNION CHURCH HALL. Care & Craft. 9.30am.

MON 4 OCTOBER @ THE RAGLAN CLUB. 500 cards, 1pm. WED 6 OCTOBER @ BLACKSAND CAFÉ. Knitting Circle from 9.30am. All welcome. Beginners welcome. FOOD FOREST GARDENING, RAGLAN WEST. 8 – 10am Thursday mornings. THURS 7 OCTOBER @ THE RAGLAN CLUB. Ecuhre. All welcome. 6pm.

gig guide

THURSDAY 30 SEPT @ ORCA. Raglan Musicians club. Free entry. FRI 1 OCTOBER @ YOT CLUB. DOMESTIC CUPILL. Electro, drum n bass, dubstep. 8pm. $5 door. SAT 2 OCTOBER @ YOT CLUB. Jacquemo. Ska,

pop & roots. 9pm/$5. WEDNESDAYS @ THE YOT CLUB. LOW KEY. Free pool, $5 beers. FOUR SEASONS IN ONE NIGHT 15th October @ BLACKSAND featuring Ashley Knox, Pete Fountain, Up To and Kate Martin. 8pm start $10 door.

courses, classes & workshops MEDIC FIRST AID CLASSES. Workplace first aid. Ph 027 231 8805. ZUMBA CLASS. Every Monday night & Wednesday night 7-8pm @ the Raglan Union Church Hall, Stewart Street. 7-8pm. $7. Further info Kim 825 0512/ 021 282 0027.

For Sale

available. Phone Vicki to view 8257575. JAPANESE BLACK LACQUER & ABELONE TABLE / COFFEE TABLE. Right Up My Alley, Volcom Lane.

KID’S BIKES 2nd hand & new arrivals

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Send within NZ & Overseas Lilypot Florist Diana 021 448 104 Petals worldwide

New cookbooks Healthy recipe ideas In store now

The Herbal Dispensary T: 825 7444



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

Organic wheatgrass shots Instant Energy. Available now.

The Herbal Dispensary T: 825 7444

Cookbooks & beautiful interior design books 5 Wainui Road

FIREWOOD. DRY. $100 delivered. Ph 825 5200. 100mm PVC STORMWATER. SUPER SPECIAL. 6m lengths. $40 each. Sept only. Sayer Landscape Supplies Ph 825 0577. RENOVATION WINDOWS, DOORS, LEADLIGHTS, toilet, basins, taps, used timber 6 x 2 etc. Divan double bed, underbench, fridge, microwave, single shabby chic bed $40, wallpaper, large mirror, treadmill etc etc. Call Francie 027 4411 398. BEAUTIFUL FAIRY, BALLET dresses, sequined shoes, wands, headbands, really good prices, Spiderman and Batman also

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FLOORSANDING EQUIPMENT for hire. Ph Raglan Flooring 825 8777. BOUNCY CASTLE FOR HIRE, entertainment for the kids. Vicki 8257575

Public Notices

WINNER OF 2ND DRAW DINNER FOR DON AND OTIS’S TRIP to Serbia is Denise Richards. A big thank you to Raglan for all your support and wishes. SENIOR CITIZENS Meeting at the Fire Station at 11am, Thurs 7

October. Guest speaker Alan Vink. Lunch available. All welcome. WINNER OF THE VINNIES DINNER VOUCHER: Duaba Hona. ORCA CLOSED: Mon 4 Oct for Wine Makers dinner (sold out). Sorry for any inconvenience.



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Raglan Area School Te Kura a Rohe o Whaingaroa

Relief Teachers Wanted

Lost SQUARE HANDKNITTED SHAWL. Alpaca. Possibly lost around the back of West Coast Health Mon 20. Sentimental. Ph 825 6860.


SINGLE RACE KAYAK. Contact Raglan Police. 825 8200


MARSHALL-CULLEN, TANIQUWAH YOZANNE RANGIKURA. 31/01/09-15/09/09 Beloved daughter of Marina & Puna. Precious moko of Rangikura, moko tuarua of Ratahi, moko tuatoru of Nanny Isobel. Hura kowhatu Friday 8 October 2010, 11am Poihaakena Marae, Whaingaroa-Raglan. He panui aroha ki te iwi, nau mai, haere mai.

UNVEILING NOTICE WAITERE Bonnie Te Whanaupani nee Rima Hamiora. Daughter of John and Lucy Rima. Wife of Huti, mother of Sharon, Junior (dec), Michael, Daryl, Roger and Claudine. We the whanau, call together our Whanau, friends and colleagues to the unveiling service of Bonnie to be held on Sunday 3 October at Te Papaorotu Marae, Maori Point Road, Whatawhata at 11am, followed by unveiling at Ruamakamaka cemetery.

We are looking for teachers with significant experience and a proven ability to teach students between year levels 0-13. If this is you and you would like further information, please phone Pauline Sweetman on 825 8140, or email pauline.sweetman@

Are you interested in working in the media? Are you looking for a Raglanbased role? The Raglan Chronicle is seeking a self-motivated individual to join their team in a varied and exciting role. Key responsibilities include: • Developing and maintaining website content for www. including writing, editing and proof-reading content. • Day to day running of the office including liaising with customers. • Supporting the weekly production of the Raglan Chronicle and managing the classified system. • Managing print and design requests. In order to be successful you must have: • Advanced computer skills. Working knowledge of email and word processing programs (Word) essential. Knowledge of Indesign, Photoshop, web content management systems and social media (Facebook/ Twitter) preferable. • Outstanding writing skills • Excellent customer service skills • Ability to work on your own and within a team. There is an opportunity to bring your creative talents to this role. This position is for four days a week (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri). To apply please forward your CV to: or Raglan Ink Ltd, PO Box 234, Raglan by Friday 8 October. Position to start late Oct/early November.

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