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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.

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November 1, 2017

New Zealand Rugby At Waikato

If you were to make a list of the things New Zealand is known for around the world, rugby would be near the top of it.

Featured
June 1, 2017

Big name authors appearing at local festival

Media personality turned novelist, Karyn Hay, and international best-selling author Nalini Singh are among several well-known writers appearing at this year’s Word Café Raglan writers and readers festival. Karyn Hay...
Community NewsFeatured
April 27, 2017

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

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...

Surfing

SurfingNews
June 16, 2017

The Young Ones: Josef Jungwirth

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...
SurfingNews
June 16, 2017

Surf Into Summer: Making Waves

Surf Into Summer Making Waves   When we first began the surf column, we set out to shine a light on the past, present and future of surfing in Raglan....
SurfingNews
June 16, 2017

Surf Into Summer: eCoast

Surf Into Summer eCoast   One of the phrases that has inspired Phil [McCabe] over the years is a saying that comes from King Tāwhiao. During his reign (r.1860-1894), King...

Activities

Community NewsActivities
November 25, 2017

Mountain-running race attracts twice as many competitors

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...
Community NewsActivities
November 25, 2017

New pump track among changes at Te Kopua

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...
NewsActivitiesFeatured
November 25, 2017

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

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....

Arts

ArtNews
June 16, 2017

Artist and designer finds fresh inspiration at wharf

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...
ArtNews
June 16, 2017

The Young Ones: Billy Lee-Pope

Billy Lee-Pope is an up and coming photographer and film maker. Name: Billy Lee-Pope Age: 21 Job/School: Retail assistant at Raglan Surf Emporium When did you first pick up a...
ArtNews
June 16, 2017

New website to promote Raglan artists

Raglan artists are invited to promote themselves and their work on a new website that went live on Monday. The Raglan Art Guide – Raglanart.nz – is intended as a...

Wellbeing

Wellbeing
April 27, 2017

Local counsellor: René Andre MNZAC

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...
Wellbeing
April 27, 2017

Irma Schutte Health

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...
Wellbeing
April 27, 2017

Wellbeing magician

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...