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Iconic Raglan Hotel Up for Tender

Raglan Harbour View HotelKashka Tunstall – a favourite piece of Raglan history has been put on the market through exclusive tender agent Dave Hanna at Ray White Raglan. The well-known Raglan Harbour View Hotel, which sits on the beach town’s main drag and has a rateable value of $4 million, is up for tender. Owners Kerry and Jeff Holloway have been the proprietors of the freehold hotel since 2001.

The 19th century villa has long been a part of the town’s story the Harbour View Hotel has existed in some form in Raglan’s main centre for 147 years, serving locals and visitors alike. The current building is the third incarnation of the hotel the original was built on the same site in Bow St by notable Raglan entrepreneur George Moon in 1866. The seaside town’s isolation at the time and dependence on shipping forced visitors to seek accommodation for the night at one of Raglan’s two hotels.

Moon saw the market to open his own hotel, and the business flourished. Two fires, the first in 1901 and the second in 1904, and two rebuilds later, the current iteration was completed in 1905. The hotel operates a restaurant and three bars, one of which is a sports bar with TAB and gaming machines, and another an open air garden bar.

The original accommodation still exists too. There are nine rooms available for rent, and the hotel can sleep up to 28 guests at any one time. It was registered as having a category two historical rating with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust in 2009.

There is a protection order from the Trust in place on the main building and its exterior, but it excludes recent developments. The two-storey building has a floor area of 1110 square metres and a land area of 1708sqm. Dave Hanna, of Ray White Raglan, is marketing the property. He said the hotel’s patronage was still strong and the owners had kept up the maintenance on the building. They had also recently renovated the lower-floor verandah decking and the garden bar at the building’s rear. “It’s a local business in town and probably a key business.

It employs a lot of staff so I’d say it is an essential business,” he said. “It’s probably the iconic building in town, the one people notice when they come in, it’s the one photographed the most and it does have a big history. “I think its a great business for a younger couple.”

He said the Holloways had enjoyed owning and operating the hotel but they were approaching retiring age and were looking for somebody else to take over. “They’ve got a plan to move on and we’ve recently worked on some other property.” The couple also have an interest in a Katikati hotel, The Talisman.

For details on this property please contact exclusive tender agent Dave Hanna at Ray White Raglan. View the property Raglan Harbour View Hotel


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Community – Ray White Raglan Supporting the Annual Mid Winter Swim

Raglan Mid Winter SwimRay White Raglan organised a successful mid – winter swim this year and donated the proceeds to their local Surf Lifesaving Club and the Coast Guard. This year they raised close to $900, with combined contributions from Ray White Raglan, The Chamber of Commerce and crowd donations. This is an annual event which tests the bravery of the participants which included a variety of swimmers from the community in colourful and inventive costumes. Dave and Julie Hanna of Ray White Raglan facilitated this event by getting local businesses contributing to the event, which included the The Chamber of Commerce, Orca, Harbour View Hotel, The Shack and several other businesses, which of course, included Ray White Raglan.

A big thank you goes out to those brave souls who broke the ice and jumped into the harbour. Well done to those that swam to the far side and back! One man went beyond the call of duty and stood in the water so that the swimmers could use him as a marker – a very commendable effort! This year there was a snow machine, various stalls, a kids castle, and a sausage sizzle so that the spectators as well as the swimmers could enjoy this event and contribute to such a worthy cause.

Dave Hanna, Raglan business owner, commented, “My 7 year old grand-daughter was the only child to enter the water and dive in, and of course was rewarded accordingly. Next year will be 10 years since we started this event so watch this space.”


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Raglan Community Walk for Atea a Success

Raglan WalkLast Saturday approximately 70 individual walkers and teams set off at the crack of dawn to walk the fundraiser trek for local girl, Atea Kahutapu Haenga – Te Wheoro. Leaving the golf course at 5am, they embarked on a 43-kilometre walk around Mt. Karioi with the last walkers crossing the finish line a solid ten hours later. “It wasn’t a race but the front runners made it competitive! The younger and fitter participants were definitely pushing themselves a bit,” said organiser Dave Hanna.

With major sponsors Greenslade Excavations and Ray White Raglan providing support to the group of walkers along with the St. John’s ambulance crew, the 70-strong contingent even had a mobile port-a-loo follow them around the mountain. While the West Coast walk took place, a similar fundraiser of 43kms was held over on the East Coast as well, organised by Atea’s mother’s family in Gisborne. “For me personally, it was such a neat experience to see all the family and friends come together and working to turn this walk into a great event,” said Dave Hanna (Pictured)

All funds will go toward helping the family with on-going medical and transportation costs for Atea – who was recently diagnosed with a Wilms’ tumour in her right kidney. While the final figures for how much was raised are yet to come in, organisers were wrapped about the day’s success. So successful in fact that they hope to turn the walk into an inaugural event to raise funds for a different charity every year.

Thanks also to:

Tony Sayer St Johns
Herbal dispensary Maori Wardens
Waka arma Raglan Golf Club
Nanies Ruapuke camp ground
Peter Storey Raglan fire service
Sharon Batt Kevin Ormsby
Kohanga Reo Topcut Butcheries
Julie and Fraser haenga WDC
All drivers supporting walkers All the people who donated to Atea
Raglan area School Gillet Whanau

Westpac Raglan has an a/c open for any donations to Atea. Big thanks to whanau and friends from Simon and Jamie Te whero


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CEO Comments by Carey Smith

Please click here for CEO Comments by Carey Smith that are now posted for February 8,  2013

Past comments are filed here under Previous Comments.


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High Profile Spaceship Goes Under The Hammer

Ray White Raglan has been appointed to auction a spaceship which sits on leased land just in excess of 1,000 sqm. A unique and iconic property that has drawn a lot of attention over the years, this spaceship is an original and just needs some TLC to bring it back to its former glory. The property, located right opposite the harbour entrance, has extensive views together with an easy walk down to the waterside. The property also has three car garaging and is described by marketing agent Julie Hanna to be one of the most unusual properties that the Ray White Raglan team has ever been appointed to in her long career of selling real estate in the Raglan region. She said that the property sits on leasehold land and could be a perfect holiday getaway, short term accommodation or permanent living.

Co-marketing agent Stephen O’Byrne said the location of the property is outstanding and high interest is expected to be received on the property, which is going to auction on site at the property on the 2nd March. He said they had created a video for the property which gives a very good indication of the unique make-up of the spaceship.


For more information on the spaceship located at 115 Riria Kereopa Memorial Drive please contact the marketing agents Julie Hanna and Stephen O’Byrne.


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Raglan Real Estate Re Commit with Ray White NZ

Ray White New Zealand is proud to recognise the re-commitment of the owners of Raglan Real Estate Ltd, Dave and Julie Hanna, to the Group for a further term.

The Raglan office has a proud history with the Ray White Group. The office first joined in 1997 as part of a major repositioning of the brand then known as Ray White United in the Waikato region and has consistently held a dominant market leadership position in Raglan and has a market share in excess of 75%.

In talking about the re-commitment to Ray White, Dave Hanna said “The business is very much based on the highest of service levels through our belief in auction marketing. It provides our business with a distinct point of difference, which we believe gets the very best results for our clients.”

Julie Hanna is the auctioneer for Raglan Real Estate and has completed over 400 auctions. She said that when they took on a consistent programme of auctions the business changed and market share has continued to grow since that time.

Carey Smith, Chief Executive of Ray White New Zealand, said having Dave and Julie re-commit to the Group continues to provide us with significant strength in their region. “They are our leading business in market share and have established one of the best auction cultures in our company.”

The Raglan office is located Bow Street and their selection of property can be found through their office website at


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Record Price in Raglan

Ray White Raglan have successfully completed the highest priced property sale in the area on Wainui Road, Raglan over looking Manu Bay for a price of $1.8 mil. With stunning Ocean views the property was described as anexceptional and superbly crafted designer home with six bedrooms and three living areas situated on 873m2 of prime real estate with stunning views.

The property was marketed by Dave and Julie Hanna for Auction with an extensive marketing program which included the Waikato Times, premium placement on trademe, local radio advertising and an e-brochure distributed to 850 clients on the office database. Dave Hanna described the sale as being special, he said that in marketing the property there was a lot of interest but given the price indications and the level of interest, finding the actual premium buyer came down to the Auction process and the focused marketing. Given that it was a record sale price in Raglan in today’s environment it made the sale even more important and shows the confidence that Raglan continues to attract from buyers.

The vendor of the property, said it was a fantastic result, they were pleased to be able to get a sale after having the property on the market with several agents previously. They went on to complement the Ray White Raglan team, for their unassuming determination and their ability to negotiate the highest price for us. Ray White Raglan is the market leader in the area, with a market share now of just over 60% the office has already marketed 28 Auctions so far this year, and have a high success rate.

For further information regarding thi8s sale please contact Dave Hanna at Raglan Real Estate Ltd, on 09 825 8669.



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