Pair’s station in life allows them to make a difference

Kathy Gilbert and Fran Graham – familiar faces at the front desk of the Raglan police station – may work for free but they’re “worth their weight in gold” according to local officers and it’s that sense of purpose and usefulness which keeps them there. Fran, a nursing...

Work begins on new early learning centre

Pile drivers at work near the turnoff to Ocean Beach have noisily announced the start of work on a new early learning centre for Raglan, but other than that it’s still “quiet time” for the long-rumoured project. The now Raglan-domiciled couple behind the ‘Lets...

Raglan’s own MasterChef finds celebrity status unreal

Aaron Brunet had to pinch himself this week to check that the celebrity whirl he’s been caught up in since his MasterChef win — finally revealed in a two-hour cliffhanger on TV One last Sunday night — is for real. The IT consultant turned king of the kitchen had a big...

National sea kayaking forum coming to town

Every year, Kiwi Association of Sea Kayakers ‘KASK’ choose a special spot in the country to hold their national forum — this year they’ve chosen the waters around Whaingaroa/Raglan and for three days in March the waters will team with kayaking activity. Organiser Evan...

Kite surfers blow into town to assist fellow kiter

Raglan Windsports Club put together their first major Kite Surfing event last Saturday, combining it with a fundraiser for Raglan kiter Gene Glover. Fifty competitors including local kiters and competitors from throughout the North Island took part in freestyle,...