Maui Dolphin Day and Recycled Raft Race 2018

The Raglan community once again celebrated Māui Dolphin Day on Saturday March 3, at Te Kopua/Papahua Domain with food and activity stalls as well as information and workshops provided for attendees.

Another highlight of Raglan’s annual event calendar, the Xtreme Zero Waste Recycled Raft Race, was held the same day with plenty of enthusiastic competitors turning up with their homemade vessels.

Xtreme Zero Waste Recycled Raft Race results:

1st Prize – Sponsored by Four Square Raglan and Raglan Coconut Yoghurt – Te Uku Titans

2nd Prize – Sponsored by Versatile Electrical and Raglan Coconut Yoghurt – The Fellowship of the Raft

3rd Prize – Sponsored by Aeronavics and Raglan Coconut Yoghurt – Team Palm Tree

Best Junior Raft – Raglan Junior Surf Club

Best Raft – Rangatahi Rascal


A massive THANK YOU from Whaingaroa Environment Centre to everyone who helped make Maui Dolphin Day 2018 so much fun! Our main sponsors were DOC, Raglan Lions and WWF. Dizzy Blocks sponsored the beach clean. Countdown Dinsdale, Sodastream, SHOTT bevarages and Tio Pablo donated food for the WEC Nacho stall.  Thanks to everyone who entertained us (Te Rōpū Aroha Ki Te Reo, Sambatron, Artemis, Tux, Raglan Area School kids, and our MC – X-Man!). Thanks to all the amazing food stalls (Te Rōpū Aroha Ki Te Reo, Raglan Kindergarten, Home School Crew, Paella Catering and WEC) and the info stalls, games and activities (Karioi Porject, Raglan Area School, WEC projects, KASM, Raglan Naturally, Peggy Oki, WWF, DOC). Thanks to Jack from Miro Feeds for the last minute hay bales. Most importantly – thank you to all of the volunteers put so much time into making the event happen. There are too many of you to list, but you know who you are! This truly was a community event and Raglan should feel very proud of itself – THANK YOU!

Also a massive huge thank you to our sponsors this year:

Raglan Four Square, Wrong Skate Shop, The Pantry, Coconut Yoghurt, Raglan Surf Co, Aeronavics, Trade Aid, Zinnia, Backpackers, Roll-up, Versatile Electrical, WoK, Pirate Pizza, Orca, The Shack, Raglan Pharmacy, Aloha Sushi, 2 Dollar Shop, Raglan Bakery, Solescape, Harbour View Hotel, The Monster Co, Wharf Kitchen, Jo’s Takeaways, Atamaria, Fresh Fish Takeaways, Morning Glory Coffee and The Herbal Dispensary.

All images thanks to Ken Hansen Photographer –