Raglan News Bulletin Monday 25 July


It was an all Raglan Men’s final at the Backdoor King and Queen of the Points over the weekend as Billy Stairmand once again took the title - but only just as he edged past Caleb Cutmore with the final wave. Luke Cederman was third and Kora Cooper fourth.

The women's title was taken out by Billy’s fellow Olympian Ella Williams, who emerged victorious after a two-way tussle with Brie Bennet. Local Alani Morse also made the semis.

Brie Bennet actually did better in the open event than the U20 womens where she came 4th, with another local Alani Morse third. Also in the U20 semis was Lani Fraserhurst.

Kora Cooper cleaned up in the U20 mens and Maya Mateja took out the U16 girls with Lani Frazerhurst coming 4th.

Elsewhere in local sport with Raglan Roosters Football team were knocked out of the Scottish cup knockout comp on Sunday, going down in a penalty shootout 4-3 to Gorkhali FC - who are also currently sitting at the top of the league table with the Roosters just 3 points behind.

In other news Waikato District Council says that its contractor Christchurch Citycare Property have been completing some planting jobs in Raglan - Including in the new reserve at Rangitahi and the cemetery. At the start of Lorenzen Bay Rd a garden has also been laid to help create a safety buffer to prevent people from falling off the cliff edge onto SH23.

Something council hasn’t done is to plant the dunes at Papahua, something that was promised about a year ago. There has been dramatic erosion of the grass play area between the bridge and the boat ramp following the removal of the old bridge and  footpath in 2013 and locals are hoping something will happen before the beach reaches the parking area beside the road.

That is the news for Monday 25th July 2022