Read a selection of featured news from Raglan.

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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.

Featured News

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February 13, 2020

Wheels are spinning for a good cause

It’s a ride of a lifetime for two local cyclists and it’s all in the name of a good cause. Mick Hodgson and Dirk De Ruysscher are getting in the…
Community NewsFeatured
February 13, 2020

Local artist gets back to nature for art’s sake

A journey back into education has brought local artist Amanda Watson’s creativity close to nature and close to a major international art award. A series of work for her Master…
NewsFeaturedUncategorized
February 13, 2020

Arts centre’s fundraising supremo getting there – brick by brick

She’s always been a real brick around the Raglan Old School Arts Centre in Stewart St so it’s perhaps fitting that Susanne Giessen-Prinz is busy selling just that – bricks…

Surfing

SurfingNews
June 16, 2017

Surf Into Summer: Shaping Raglan

Surf Into Summer Shaping Raglan   The rise of surfing in New Zealand and the lack of surfboard shops at the time, meant surfers were left to their own devices…
SurfingNews
June 16, 2017

Surf Into Summer: The Point

Surf Into Summer The Point   Piecing together the puzzle of Raglan’s surf history has uncovered names and stories that some thought were all but lost. Each week of searching…
SurfingNews
June 16, 2017

Surf Into Summer: Butch Walters

Surf Into Summer Butch Walters   When we first set out to publish the Surf column, we thought we’d highlight the who’s who of surfing in Raglan right now... but…

Activities

ActivitiesThings To See & Do
July 8, 2019

Raglan Kayak Tours and Rentals

Kayak tours and harbour paddles. | Kayak hire from $20 | Group packages
Community NewsActivities
July 8, 2019

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
July 8, 2019

‘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

ArtNewsCommunity News
June 16, 2017

HeartBeads / NZ Handmade Glass Art

HeartBeads / NZ  Handmade Glass Art From Venice to Raglan, glass artist Peter Hohenberger GIVES us a glimpse into his beading life   P eter Hohenberger - The Glass Artist:…
ArtNewsCommunity News
June 16, 2017

Elsa Lye: A Creative Life

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…
ArtNewsCommunity News
June 16, 2017

Raglan Arts Weekend

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

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…