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The Rangitahi Project, 14 years in the making

June 25th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “The Rangitahi Project, 14 years in the making”

We were incredibly pleased to hand over the first stage of the Rangitahi sections to their new owners last week. It is the biggest milestone to date and we are very proud of our efforts to get the project to where it is today. We can’t wait to see the sections be developed with homes and gardens over the next 2 years. 

There have been challenges along the way with our project, and we have learnt a lot, which we will take into the future of our project. Ticking off stage one is a huge accomplishment for our family business, though we couldn’t have done it alone! We sincerely thank those that have contributed their expertise to the project or supported us along the way, including local iwi, the Waikato district council and the regional council. We have also had some very hard working local guys Andrew Dyer and Brendan Carroll who deserve a special mention (from Harrison Grierson), they lived and breathed the project alongside us! There were many others within the community as well who we so appreciate their endless support! And last but not least, a massive thank you to the stage one buyers who believed in our project and wanted to be part of the Rangitahi community right from the start, they bought sections in 2017 and patiently waited for the works to be completed. We couldn’t have started this project without you!

“We have created a subdivision with views from all sections and a range of sizes to meet different budgets, with links to open spaces, harbour edges and walkways around the peninsula.”

David Peacocke, the man on a mission, started working on this project 14 years ago, when he dreamed up the idea of creating a beautiful place for people to live here on the peninsula when it was merely a farm. He wanted others to enjoy the unique lifestyle that Raglan has to offer, one that celebrates a lifestyle close to nature. And so it began, with the idea to build the Rangitahi bridge to replace the old causeway and allow better access to the peninsula, the Rangitahi Project was born. The biggest challenge to date David says was getting consent to build the bridge, so the completion of that alone has been a major milestone for the project.

“The biggest challenge was getting consent to build the bridge and causeway.”

Since starting the project, over 10,000 native plants have been planted on the Peninsula annually. These natives come from a local seed source, grown locally by Dylan and Reuben Brown at Whale bay
with the goal to help restore biodiversity in the area, and provide a sanctuary and home for many native birds on the cat-free peninsula.

What does the future hold for Rangitahi? Stage two of the project is now complete, with titles due to be released in the next 6 weeks. The goal long-term is to develop a total of 550 sections across the farm, whilst still maintaining the natural form of the land. Rangitahi is an extension of the Raglan community, a place where you can build a home for yourself and for future generations with great respect for the land and sea. We can’t wait to see the homes become established over the coming years, and future stages that will provide more options for people to build their dream home.

We look forward to welcoming you to Rangitahi whether just for a visit or to check out the sections as we are now officially open!


5 things we’re doing to support our local businesses

June 10th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “5 things we’re doing to support our local businesses”

Many of our local businesses are working really hard to adapt to the new ‘normal’, and deserve to be recognised and supported now that New Zealand is COVID free. Many of us were lucky enough to still receive our daily milk deliveries and weekly vege boxes during lockdown, due to the efforts our local businesses put in to provide a safe, valuable service for our town. Now that their doors are open again, let’s continue to support local and help keep our community thriving. Here are 5 things we’re doing to support our local businesses…


The Herbal Dispensary were busy safely packing and delivering a local, spray free/organic fruit & vege box service during lockdown, something they were able to exclusively offer local residents throughout the Level 4 restrictions. Due to ongoing demand and great feedback, they’ve decided to offer an ongoing subscription to their fruit & vege box service! We’ve been loving the seasonal, fresh produce in these boxes, and are happy to be able to limit our trips to the supermarket. What’s even better is there’s no obligations with the subscription, and you can include whole foods, refrigerated or frozen items too. Order in store or head to their website here for more!


I’m sure we can all agree flowers are a great addition to any home. They bring colour & joy, and help transform a room. We’re lucky enough to have talented local florists and flower farmers here in our own backyard, one of our favs being Raglan Floral co. Her beautiful roadside flower stall is well known around town, but that’s not all the lovely Kristel has to offer! She’s a small scale flower farmer who does weddings & events, runs a range of workshops and makes every day flowers. Jump on her website here and be inspired by her beautiful work, or treat yourself (or your friend/partner/mother) to a bunch of her beautiful homegrown blooms from her stall at 494 Wainui Rd.


Another unique local service our little town offers is the Dreamview Creamery, an ethical & environmentally conscious creamery delivering milk to your door daily. What we love about Dreamview is their milk and cream comes in re-usable glass bottles, and once you buy one, you then return the bottle and get a refill for just $3! If you head to their website, you can see how many plastic bottles they’ve saved and what they’re doing to protect the environment, and their cows. Another great contactless service, that’s just like milk deliveries in the olden days! Order your milk online here, buy in store at 4square Raglan, or find them on Facebook here!


The local brew. Raglan Roast coffee is known amongst locals to get you ready for that early morning surf, or post yoga flow. And for only $3 a pop, or $2.50 for black, it won’t break the bank and seems almost reasonable to make it a daily ritual. Grab it from their hole in the wall down Volcom Lane in town, with a B&E roll from their cafe at Raglan West or at their Tu Uku Roast office where you can literally smell it roasting. Or if you can’t get to any of those, you can buy it online from their website here!


Raglan Shuttle were kind enough to deliver groceries & essentials to those that needed it during lockdown, and operating private taxi services for shopping and restaurant dining during level 2. They have also been delivering social enterprise Foodtogether Fruit & vege boxes locally, and have a number of new initiatives coming to their small business, including a local Arts tour in the Summer! Raglan Shuttle are a great service & small business to jump “on board” and support in our special little town! Head to their Facebook page here for regular updates, or head to their website here for a full list of services and online booking system.

There are also a number of other amazing small businesses and ways to support local in Raglan! Here are just a few more…

Anthem Homes & Rangitahi

June 2nd, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Anthem Homes & Rangitahi”

Many of us are familiar with Anthem Homes, a homebuilding company in the Waikato who have been in the business for over 15 years. They recently put forward some beautiful house designs for the peninsula, and with the recent issue of titles in stage one, we thought we’d share these to help give you more of an idea of the kind of homes you’ll be seeing! We spoke with Anthem Homes Sales Director Douw, and asked him to go into a bit more detail about the designs for us. Have a read and check out some of the designs below.

Tell us a bit about yourselves, how long have you been in the home building business?

Anthem Homes is a Hamilton based homebuilder, that has been partnering with Waikato homeowners on their new home journeys for over 15 years.

What differentiates you from the rest?

Our founding belief is that true value comes from partnering with our clients. This remains the core foundation to the way we work at Anthem Homes. We have a strong heritage in collaborating with clients to deliver their new homes within the reality of a budget and with focus on an enjoyable building journey.

You’ve designed a beautiful looking home for Lot 40 on Rangitahi, what kind of lifestyle does it offer and what makes it a great coastal home?

We have partnered with Team Architects in designing this beautiful home. The home beckons… “just relax”

An exquisite interior includes luxury fittings and finishes along with smart storage designs specifically aligned with coastal lifestyle requirements, such as a garage sized for the boat and room to store the kayaks, bikes and surfboards!

Easy landscaping highlights your masterpiece and allows you to simply enjoy the pristine views.

Find this Rangitahi House & Land package with Anthem Homes online here.

Have you got any other designs for Rangitahi in the works? Can you tell us a bit about these, like what kind of materials you’re using?

We have also teamed up with Team Architects for the unique architectural designs on Lot 9, Lot 11 and Lot 40. The guiding principles being “do not fight the land”, “get the view”, “harness the sun” and “keep the Westerly in mind”. Timber materials feature strongly in the interior and exterior linings producing a warm and natural compliment to more modern construction materials.


What do you like about the Rangitahi subdivision, and why do you think it would be a great choice for a couple or small family?

Rangitahi, as part of Raglan, offers easy connectivity to Hamilton, Cambridge and Te Awamutu. That makes it possible for families to live in Rangitahi and work in these centres. Living and enjoying family time in Raglan’s unspoiled coast is a dream come true for families.

Why should a home buyer choose to work with Anthem Homes?

Anthem Homes has been building homes for families in coastal regions, including Raglan for many years. We have high confidence around our ability to build in Raglan based on our experience in this location. We’re also upfront around costs and work with good quality suppliers and contractors whom we have a long standing relationship.

Get in touch with Anthem Homes here if you think they can help build your dream home in Rangitahi! And follow them on instagram here to keep up to date on all their latest projects & designs.

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