Raglan Community News

A tight-knit and vibrant community, Raglan always has interesting events and happenings that keep things exciting in our little town. You can read featured stories from our local newspaper or head over to the Raglan Chronicle website to read up on recent happenings in our town.

HeartBeads / NZ Handmade Glass Art

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HeartBeads / NZ  Handmade Glass Art From Venice to Raglan, glass artist Peter Hohenberger GIVES us a glimpse into his beading life   Peter Hohenberger - The Glass Artist: What...

Elsa Lye: A Creative Life

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Elsa Lye Artist Q + A Raglan is literally full of creatives. Elsa Lye, an accomplished artist with a long connection to the local arts scene is a new member...

Raglan Arts Weekend

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Raglan’s eighth annual Arts Weekend is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever.

Life in Detail: Julian Godfrey artist Q + A

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Julian Godfrey Artist Q + A We chat to local Raglan artist Julian Godfrey, winner of the 2016 IHC Art Awards.   How would you describe your artwork? I draw...

Raglan Farmhouse

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Beautiful old Farmhouse and newly renovated barn, located on 2 acres close to town with lots cute cabins and caravans, perfect for large groups of up to 22 people, or indervidual rooms from $100 per night for 2 people

Flax Cove Cottage

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From $240/night  Guests max. 5   1 x Super King, 2 x single  Self contained cottage About this property Flax Cove Cottage is a Luxury self contained Wood lined cottage,...

Perspectives and personal journeys around learning te reo Māori

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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…

Ratepayers and Residents Association wants community to take power from council

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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.

Raglan chef slices up the competition to win vegetarian award

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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…

Sponsorship programme helps students get maths tutoring

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

Raglan tradie volunteers for Habitat build in India

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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…

Government grant allows school to measure success of growth mindset

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Te Uku School has been given $50,000 in government funding to research the outcomes of its new teaching practice.

Cafes happy to give students a weekly taste of real workplaces

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

Councils agree water shake-up, but…

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Three Waikato councils have reached potential agreement on a major shake-up of water services across the Waikato – but won’t push the go button until the public have their say.

Wide exposure for Raglan artist’s concept of Matariki

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Raglan contemporary Māori visual artist Simon Te Wheoro can almost bank on one of his latest works capturing the attention of plenty of people in the street – and with…

Changes to proposed Freedom Camping Bylaw

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Waikato District Council has removed permitted areas for freedom camping in Raglan from its proposed bylaw, and banned more locations.

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