Raglan News Bulletin Friday 11th November 2022


Councillor Lisa Thomson has been appointed as the chair of the new Sustainability and Wellbeing Committee at Waikato District Council by new Mayor Jacqui Church with the Mayor praising Lisa’s ability to work with, and connect to people. She also said  making it a full committee of council was a sign of the importance that sustainability and the wellbeing of people would now have at council.

The Mayor has proposed the new governance structure and appointed the chairs and deputies of the four council committees and they will hold their first committee meeting in December.

Marine heatwave monitoring by Moana Project shows that waters off the coast of Raglan experienced marine heatwave conditions which lasted over 80% of the time in the last year. Across the motu marine, heatwave conditions in the Bay of Plenty have lasted a full year – the longest continuous marine heatwave ever recorded for New Zealand. According to Moana Project oceanographer Dr Robert Smith we’re  currently in a record year of upper North Island marine heatwaves.

Raglan Food Co has doubled its Community Fund to $10,000. After getting their start on the Raglan Community Noticeboard in December 2014, Raglan Food Co credited much of their success to the enthusiastic support and backing from locals. 

This year, with over $5,000 paid out already, they’ve announced plans to double the fund to


You might already have heard the ads on Raglan Community Radio but applications are open now for the final quarter of the year. Visit raglanfoodco.com for more info.

Local Writer Sarah Johnson will be holding a workshop for people wanting to write for Children this Saturday. 

She’ll be discussing the ins and outs of writing for children and will  look at formats and genres, topics, themes and industry standards and also discuss techniques for getting started, as well as tips for keeping going once your writing is underway.

Local author, illustrator and graphic designer Matt Kambic will also be on hand to talk about the illustration and publishing side of things.

To register find out more go to : inkspillersraglan@gmail.com

Wind farms off Waikato's west coast may be a big step closer to reality as energy consortium Spain’s BlueFloat Energy, Australia’s Energy Estate and New Zealand’s Elemental Group are set to make an announcement soon about the Waikato Offshore Wind Project - a plan to develop an offshore wind energy industry in West Waikato /South Auckland.

and that is the Raglan news for Friday 11th November 2022