1) Waikato District Council backs down on its timeframe for submissions on the Cliff Street commercial development. People now have until 27 August to make a written submission.
2) Raglan town suffered a graffiti attack – buildings around town, including Raglan Four Square and the Town Hall, were defaced with random words.
3) Raglan’s Antonio Te Maioha is currently filming the new series of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena in Auckland. Antonio played Barca in the first series Spartacus: Blood and Sand and returns for the prequel of the hit US show.
4) Local schoolgirl Ariana Brunet stars in a new TV1 drama, This is Not My Life, which premiered on Thursday evening.
5) There’s now only 2 weeks left for residents to have their say on the design of the new Kopua footbridge. Submissions must be received by 13 August.

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