About Raglan Naturally

Raglan Naturally is about sharing stories, building relationships, understanding what we value, aligning aspirations, and setting a foundation for the way we work together. Our combined effort will form a community plan with concrete goals and strategies.
The plan will continue to evolve and be a signpost for all who are connected to and supported by this place, including councils, developers, businesses, and community organisations.
A diverse team of volunteers has been working on updating the community plan (which was originally created in 2001), with the aim of completing the review by November 2018.

The project is being led by the Raglan Naturally Team, a sub-committee of the Raglan community board, with support from Tangata Whenua, Waikato District Council and other key stakeholders.
The Raglan Naturally team have identified four goals for the review – building foundations, including Treaty of Waitangi and partnership with Iwi and hapu, being future focused, improving connection between community and councils, and keeping Raglan Naturally alive and effective.

learn – akona

Let’s learn about ‘Here’. Let’s learn about us. What do we love about this place? What are our strengths?
Ko wai tātou? He aha ō tātou painga?

reflect – whakaarotia
Let’s reflect on where we are now. What are our concerns? What’s changing? Where are we heading?
Kei whea tātou i tēnei ao hurihuri? E ahu ana tātou ki whea?

contribute – kōrerotia
Share your ideas, insights and aspirations. 
What does it look like when this place is thriving
(economic, environment, sociocultural, political)?

He aha ō tātou wawata e eke ai tātou ki ngā taumata (ā-ohaoha, ā-taiao, ā-whaioranga, ā-tōrangapū)?

take action – kōkiritia
Together take action on our aspirations and goals. What are the next steps? How are we going to make things happen?
Mahia te mahi kia tutuki ai ngā wawata.

create – auahangia
Let’s create a community plan with solid foundations so we can continue this journey together. How do we work together?
What are our shared values? What relationships need to be nurtured?  

Kia auahangia e tātou he mahere ā-hāpori, kua poua ki ā tātou tikanga, e anga whakamua ai tātou i runga i te whakaaro kotahi.

If you would like to know more about Raglan Naturally or would like to get in touch email us through the form below:


Raglan Naturally Content

The content of the Raglan Naturally community plan is comprised of the elements below:
(please note that this plan is a work in progress and some sections are still to be completed)


The Process:

Learn about the processes that underpin the Raglan Naturally plan and see how far we’ve come since the review started.



  • Raglan Naturally Vision and Values
  • Story and description of this place/whenua and people/tangata.
  • Story of Raglan Naturally

Future Focus:

  • Key Opportunities
  • Key Challenges

Focus Areas:

Natural Environment, Business, Community Wellbeing, Arts, Education, Infrastructure & Energy, Transport, Destination & Visitor Management, Youth, Active Recreation, Local Government & Planning


The Future:

  • Management Plan
  • Implementation Plan
  • Relationship building

Focus Group Snapshot Reports

These are the 11 focus areas that the Raglan Naturally plan identified as important to the Raglan community. You can click through to read each groups snapshot report:

We appreciate all the work of the Focus Group Members.  If you would like to join a Focus Group please contact us.  It would be great to have more rural representation.  
Please note:  these Snapshot reports are a starting point for the community-wide input and are not finalised or a complete report.  Your input will build on these reports.



Local Government & Planning

Kāwanatanga ā-Hāpori me te Whakatakoto Tikanga

Community Wellbeing

Te Oranga o te Hāpori

Natural Environment


Business & Employment

Ngā Umanga me te Whiwhinga Mahi


Mahi Toi


Ngā Waka

Active Recreation

Ngā Mahi Whakahohe a Rēhia


Ngā Pūnaha Wai



Destination & Visitor Management (Tourism)

Te Ahumahi Tāpoi

Raglan Naturally coordinator

Gabrielle Parson
P: 021 844 785

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