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.

Electric vehicle fast charger a “benefit” to local community

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Raglan will now be a popular destination for owners of electric vehicles with the installation of a fast charger by Wel Networks. Wel Networks CEO Garth Dibley, who was in...

Raglan a step closer to becoming plastic bag free with reusable bags coming your way

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Plastic Bag Free Raglan – Pēke Kirihou Kore Whaingaroa launched their campaign this past July, setting out on a mission to create a ‘single-use plastic bag free town’ by July...

Karioi Rangers take Canadian TV crew off the beaten path

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The conservation and environmental skills of Raglan children have reached across the world, with kids who take part in the Karioi Rangers programme featuring in a Canadian documentary series. Television...

Annual Kite Jam

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On Saturday November 19, Raglan hosted the annual Raglan Kite Jam competition at Wainamu beach. A hugely successful day, Raglan Windsports president Morgan Coster said "It was so much fun...

Local counsellor: René Andre MNZAC

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I am a counsellor, a long standing member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. My approach to counselling can be described as general psychotherapy. I first became interested in...

Irma Schutte Health

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Irma is delighted with the launch of her holistic healthcare practice here in Raglan. She has worked in the field of natural medicine, both as practitioner and teacher, for almost...

Fallenfront bring Good Times to CBD

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Raglan based online streetwear retailer Fallenfront has been steadily positioning themselves as one of the country’s leading online stores for men’s apparel, footwear and accessories. This week, just in time...

Wellbeing magician

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Over the years I have moved across the globe, been faced with many challenges, separated by oceans from my family, had a number of stressful things going on... all of...

Mountain-running race attracts twice as many competitors

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Competitors either love or hate the Raglan Karioi Trail (RKT) mountain race – much like the steep course, it seems there is no middle ground regarding opinions of the extreme...

The Young Ones: Josef Jungwirth

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Pictured above is 13-year-old Josef Jungwirth, with his Raglan Point Boardriders U14 and U18 Club Champ trophies. How did you first get into surfing, Josef? My dad pushed me off on...

New pump track among changes at Te Kopua

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Raglan’s Te Kopua BMX track is to be replaced with an $80,000 pump track, to be built by Empire of Dirt next year. Raglan Kopua Holiday Park Board chairman Colin...

Artist and designer finds fresh inspiration at wharf

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Painter-cum-designer Rick Youmans reckons relocating his workplace to Raglan has put his life back on track. His business, Youmans Capsule, based in an industrial Te Rapa warehouse, in Hamilton, wasn’t...

‘Authentic’ cultural experience all set to go at Bridal Veil Falls

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An ambitious homegrown cultural venture welcomes its first clients at dusk tomorrow (January 27th) when a party of tourists experience the Waireinga-Bridal Veil Falls’ bushtrack in a whole new light....

Great white a frequent visitor to Raglan Harbour

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It’s no joke! A 12-foot great white shark was certainly seen in the Raglan Harbour over Anniversary weekend as hundreds of people flocked to the water to swim on that...

American lifeguard’s here for love of Raglan – and her new Kiwi husband

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It’s not just a love of Raglan that’s kept local surf patrol captain Aubrey Shrimpton returning summer after summer from the States – there’s also her love for another lifeguard...

Maui dolphins – New Zealand’s national treasures

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Like the kiwi, the Maui dolphin is an important part of New Zealand’s natural heritage. Maui dolphins are found only off the west coast of the North Island – nowhere...

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