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Featured News

July 7, 2016 in News

Perspectives and personal journeys around learning te reo Māori

Imagine if the All Blacks walked onto the field, and performed the Haka in English. Or if you arrived at a marae, only to be welcomed with a recorded karanga…

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July 14, 2016 in News

Ratepayers and Residents Association wants community to take power from council

The Raglan Ratepayers and Residents Association wants Waikato District Council to devolve power to its community boards, as has successfully been done in the Thames-Coromandel district.

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July 14, 2016 in News

Raglan chef slices up the competition to win vegetarian award

Adam Thorley-Symes, the Shack’s Sous Chef, has taken out one of the top awards in the New Zealand Vegetarian Dish Challenge 2016, a national competition celebrating the very best of…

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July 14, 2016 in News

Sponsorship programme helps students get maths tutoring

A new sponsorship programme is helping students who need extra tuition in maths but can’t afford to get the help they need.

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July 14, 2016 in News

Raglan tradie volunteers for Habitat build in India

Raglan businessman Nathan Taranaki is no stranger to working with Habitat for Humanity – his family company looks after the charity’s roofing needs in the greater Waikato – but a…

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July 14, 2016 in News

Cafes happy to give students a weekly taste of real workplaces

While most of her schoolmates were at their desks last Wednesday, Lexi Holmes was waiting on tables.

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