Raglan News Bulletin Friday 5th 2024

It has been confirmed via a social media post that the Yot Club is going on the market.  The long running public dispute between owner Andy Meek and his landlord representing the group DTR that owns the Yot Club building is being cited as the reason for the sale.

Andy has said that his “relationship with the landlords and proprietors of The Yard is unfixable,” adding that “two overturned decisions with Licensing Police and Liquor Licensing just means they will likely have another crack.”

He is hoping that someone with a passion for music and who has a clean slate with the landlords and liquor licensing will keep the venue alive. 

The dispute spread over to the public domain a few years ago with high, or low-lights being a recent article with Andy Meek in the Waikato Times and in Andy’s words the 2020 purchase by Tony Bruce of the building in Auckland that houses the Ink Bar, his original business set up in 2000. 

Trans-Tasman Resources have pulled out of their application to mine the seabed in South Taranaki.  While this seems like good news most commentators feel this has been done because TTR are eyeing the government’s fast track process as their best avenue for getting their project underway.

The main glimmer of hope for anti mining campaigners is that the powerful Fishing Industry lobby is also opposed to seabed mining

Raglan’s annual pumpkin festival is on this weekend, being held at the Bowling Club on Sunday morning. If you have a big , weird or small-but-perfectly-formed pumpkin, or a beautiful pumpkin pie you're eligible to enter. They will also be running competition for biggest Choko and Feijoa

And in a recent interview with Waikato District Councilors Lisa Thomson and Mike Keir are asking the community to get involved with the council’s current annual financial planning process because as they say, there isn’t enough money to continue business as normal and that we need to decide if we want to increase rates dramatically or start cutting council services.