Raglan News Bulletin Monday 11th March 2024


Police are asking for the public’s help as they investigate the death of Cedric Maniapoto, who they’ve confirmed was fatally shot and found at an address just north of Raglan early on the morning of Tuesday 5th March.

“We are working hard to get to the bottom of what has happened to Mr Maniapoto, and we feel for his immediate and extended whanau who deserve some answers,” says Acting Detective Inspector Andrew Saunders.

Police are  asking for anyone who saw a medium sized, brown and white dog called Napier between 10pm Monday 4th to early on Tuesday 5th near the Te Uku store to get in touch. The dog turned up at the store at 7am with gunshot wounds of its own after traveling 7km from Ohautira Rd. 

Napier the dog is a lucky survivor of his injuries and any clues about how he got to the Te Uku store may help police with the investigation, as would any dashcam footage from that time period.

If you think you can help, call 105, or make a report online at 105.police.govt.nz, clicking “Update Report”.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

The Te Tiriti O Waitangi exhibition is opening at the Old School Art Centre at 10am tomorrow Tuesday 12th March. Open from 10 till 2 each week day for the next 2 weeks the exhibition features information about the declaration of independence He Whakaputenga, local signatories to the treaty, a timeline of events since the treaty was signed, origins of the tino rangatiratanga flag and there will also be our community Kotahitanga Korowai which was created to mark Waitangi Day 2024.

Winter sport sign ups are open a the moment as the junior rugby club held a weigh in was yesterday - don’t worry though you can still go to the second weigh in on Monday 18th at the rugby club between 4 and 6pm , in the meantime don’t forget to sign up at  https://www.sporty.co.nz/raglanjuniorrugby/

Saturday 23rd March is the closing date for junior Soccer registration so pop along to raglanfootball.nz for that.

All other sports are being run through the schools with Netball of all ages, literally year 1 to 13 available at Raglan Area School. They are also doing hockey in the Kura Teina for years 7 and 8, soccer for seniors, that years 9-13 and 7s rugby only for senior boys and girls as well.

Do a search for Raglan Area School sport to register - submission forms appear to still be open.