Community Engagement Coordinator and Hapori Engagement Coordinator

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for 2 people to enable, connect and deliver on community development, building resilience and making impactful change in Raglan, Whaingaroa. These are both fixed term 1-2 year positions, made possible by a partnership with the Department of Internal Affairs.
We are seeking two coordinator’s with strong project management skills, experience running events, a working knowledge of community led development, understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, high level of communication skills, problem solving ability, efficient organisational skills and a passion for Raglan.

Position descriptions below. Please apply with CV and cover letter, either online at Seek or to

Applications close 14th August 2021.
+ Community Engagement Coordinator Position Description
+ Hapori Engagement Coordinator Position Description

About Raglan Naturally

The project was originally facilitated by the Raglan Naturally Committee, a sub-committee of the Raglan community board, with support from Tangata Whenua, Waikato District Council and other key stakeholders.
From 2017-2020 Raglan Naturally’s focus on was on building relationships, understanding what we value, aligning aspirations, and setting a foundation for the way we work together with iwi and hapū and the community. Through a combined effort, from a diverse team of volunteers, we revitalised our community plan. 

Building on the goals of the community plan review, in 2020 Raglan Naturally evolved into a community organisation.  The Raglan Naturally Trust Board was established, in co-governance with local Iwi and hapū, to support the implementation of the community plan and continue community-led development in Whāingaroa. 
Our actions for the next 2 years are to support projects and aspirations of the community and hapū, and grow community capability and connections through training, workshops and events.
A key partnership for Raglan Naturally is the Department of Internal Affairs, through their Community-Led Development Programme.  

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.



encouraging and uplifting the wellbeing of the Whāingaroa/Raglan community

working together in unison for the benefit of the Whāingaroa/Raglan community

growing leadership across Whāingaroa/Raglan community 

actively protecting and enhancing the Whāingaroa/Raglan natural environment for future generations

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 coordinator

    Gabrielle Parson
    P: 021 844 785

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