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Our favourite eateries in Raglan

August 20th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Our favourite eateries in Raglan”

We may be a little town but we’ve certainly got a lot to offer when it comes to good quality food, well we think so anyway. We thought we’d let you know of our favourite eateries in Raglan because well, who doesn’t love a good food recommendation!

  • The Shack – our go-to cafe for consistently good coffee, food and service. Open for breaky and lunch!
  • Rock-it is a wool-shed converted cafe/restaurant a little out-of-town but on the way to the beach! You can’t miss it, it still looks like the old wool shed, and has a deck out the back with a lawn that feels like you’re eating at your friends place. The food and coffee is great too (go for the Bao buns or the Kumara hash cakes!) and it’s open for dinner on the weekends. Make sure to bring the kids and the dog for Saturday brunch!
  • Roll-up – A Tex-Mex haven down Volcom lane in town, this little Burrito bar is the perfect takeaway lunch option for hearty burrito’s and salad bowls! The foodie mother and daughter duo behind it have just opened Raglan’s first Vegetarian and Vegan cafe right next door! Clover is a soup and salad bar full of family recipes that will be sure to become a fast favourite. Make sure you head down and try their delicious salads! We have and we highly recommend!
  • The Wharf Kitchen & Bar – A great spot down on the wharf perfect for a casual dinner or date night! It has a real “home for Sunday roast” kind of vibe. Make sure you try their dessert menu!
  • Isobar – Our favourite burgers in town! Plenty of other tasty menu options too and friendly staff. They also have local beers on tap, so if you’re looking for a tasty craft beer, this is your place! They do live music every Thursday night too.
  • ULO’s Kitchen – this place is hard to beat when it comes to sushi and Japanese eats! They’re open 2 days for lunch and 2 days for dinner so you might want to pencil this in the diary! They operate out of the Old School kitchen on Stuart street on Tuesdays and Wednesday for lunch and Thursday and Fridays for dinner. They have an extensive menu from dumplings to sushi to Japanese pancakes! Believe us when we say they’re worth a visit, your tastebuds will thank you for it!
  • ‘Raglan Fish’ at the Wharf is where you’ll find your fresh fish to cook at the Bach, and you’ll want to try their Fish & Chips, not just because it’s the classic kiwi Sunday night tradition, but they’re also delicious.
  • The Conscious Kitchen up at Solscape is the perfect spot to take visitors, or just to enjoy the beautiful view and yummy vegan pancakes! They serve breakfast and lunch from their plant-based kitchen, they’re currently closed for winter but will re-open in the summertime!


The Raglan Summer markets ‘Evening Eats’ will also be launching this Labour long weekend in Raglan, “A series of pop-up night markets at Wainui Landing featuring a variety of extremely good eats.” Make sure to check out their website here and follow their socials for updates! We can’t wait for this!

Our locally roasted coffee Raglan Roast is also a must try. Just be mindful if you don’t like your coffee strong, ask for a single shot as it’s a strong brew! They have a little hole in the wall down Volcom Lane, and a couple of Raglan Roast cafe’s around town. One of which is about to become a Taco joint… So keep your eyes peeled for its opening in the coming weeks – on the corner of Bow St and Wainui Rd. We’re pretty excited!

Indi’s organic locally roasted coffee is also a must try, but they don’t offer takeaway as they’re working towards becoming waste-free, so make sure to bring your keep cup if you’re not sitting in! Raglan Surf Co do a great frothie if you’re into the more familiar All Press.

And if it’s a picnic lunch you’re after at the beach, there are a couple of local grocer’s in town that support and supply locally grown & organic kai that are worth checking out. WOK and The Herbal Dispensary offer a variety of local produce, as well as fresh baked bread from Raglan’s Artisan Bakery (next to WOK) that we can’t get enough of!

We’re all about supporting local in Raglan, and we feel very lucky to have access to a variety of good quality eateries and produce. If this sounds like a bit of you and you’d like to join our friendly little town, get in touch for more info about our beautiful coastal sections for sale.

Happy eating!

Local Architect Daniel Freidrich of DF Design wins Architectural Design award for sustainable home

August 16th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Local Architect Daniel Freidrich of DF Design wins Architectural Design award for sustainable home”

Local Te Uku Architect Daniel Freidrich of DF Design recently won the ADNZ Design Award in the Residential New Home category for his Queenstown Twin Peak house, an energy efficient home inspired by the beautiful mountainous landscape.

Daniel is the architect behind DF Design, a sustainable architecture firm based in Te Uku. Having grown up in Germany, Daniel brings his previous experience in the New Zealand construction industry with his European design style and his deep appreciation for nature to produce sustainable and practical architecture that is economical to live in and stands the test of time.

The award for his Queenstown project shows professional recognition for his work in Sustainable Architecture. He imported triple glazed tilt and turn joinery made of larch from Germany to ensure thermal performance in this award winning home, which reduced the overall heating demand of the home by about 50%. His creative solutions to build an energy efficient home, including a fully insulated concrete floor that absorbs solar energy through the full height windows and doors, sets him a cut above the rest and proves his commitment to sustainable design.

Featured in the Chronicle last week, you can check out more of Davids designs and work here, and get in touch if you’re after a great local architect to help build your sustainable home on Rangitahi!

Congratulations Daniel!

The Raglan Karioi Trail 2019 sponsored by Rangitahi

August 15th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “The Raglan Karioi Trail 2019 sponsored by Rangitahi”

Whether you choose to compete in the 5k family run, the 10k event over the mountain or the more challenging 24k mountain run (single or relay) the Raglan Karioi Trail will not disappoint!

The Raglan Karioi Trail is a unique event in that you get to run (or walk) on beautiful private farmland, through the bush and over the Mountain! Along with unbeatable views of the Ruapuke Coast and beyond. Yes some of it’s steep and can get challenging, but a challenge that you’ll be proud to complete, especially with a BBQ and beers waiting for you at the finish line!

We think it’s a great event in Raglan and an awesome way to see & experience the native bush, the unique coastline and the sacred mountain! A great day out for all ages and fitness levels, so make sure you get amongst! Register here.

Early bird rates still apply, so better get registering! (Early bird until October 15)

Time lapse of the Rangitahi Bridge Construction

August 5th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Time lapse of the Rangitahi Bridge Construction”

Check out this awesome time lapse of the Rangitahi Bridge being constructed by Fulton Hogan over 12 months.

We’re looking forward to opening the bridge later in the year!

Come and explore Rangitahi and check out what beautiful land we’ve got on offer here!

Help Xtreme Zero Waste fight climate change and continue Raglan’s community composting service!

August 5th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Help Xtreme Zero Waste fight climate change and continue Raglan’s community composting service!”

Xtreme Zero Waste is a community enterprise using business as a tool to meet the needs of the Raglan community. At approximately 75% diversion from landfill, they are turning Raglan’s waste into resources and moving forward towards zero waste.

Set up by the community, for the community almost twenty years ago, they are a not for profit community enterprise that is passionate about our community’s wellbeing and the environment. And they are on a mission to continue Raglans community composting service, but they need our help!

With only 6 weeks to raise $30,000, which is just a portion of their longterm fundraising goal of $120k, every donation helps!

Here’s the link.

Since the kerbside collection started in August 2017, Xtreme and the community has diverted around 380,000 kilos of Raglan household’s food waste. This means as a community we’ve collectively helped reduce several hundred tonnes of greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere, equivalent to around 84 cars emissions in carbon dioxide.

By continuing this service in Raglan we are helping this town on it’s journey to zero waste, helping to pilot the program further to then assist other towns on their waste developments, and most importantly by keeping our food waste out of landfill, we continue to significantly reduce emissions from their air we all breathe!

So let’s do our bit, and help shape our future for the better!

Head to their Givealittle page here.

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