About Raglan Naturally Community Trust

Raglan Naturally’s approach to community-led development is a unique initiative to achieve community aspirations and goals from the ‘ground-up’.  Raglan Naturally is founded on building, growing and empowering relationships with iwi/hapū and community based on Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles.

Raglan Naturally guides and supports all who are connected to Whāingaroa Raglan.
Raglan Naturally encourages and supports the community to find solutions and take action.
We celebrate and share.

Raglan Naturally Values


encouraging and uplifting the wellbeing of the Whāingaroa Raglan community

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

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

Māori self determination, and growing leadership across Whāingaroa Raglan community

What we do

Celebrate & Share

Spread the word about your projects, workshops, events Use our contact list and local knowledge of who and how to connect with the community. Share through our regular Comms avenues – RN FB, Newsletter, website, updates on Radio/Chronicle.

Examples WRC freshwater workshop coming up. Shared around and on local FB groups.

Youth Week events
Celebrate community initiatives, leaders & contributors Celebrate a story or new of a community-led initiative. Share through our regular Comms avenues – RN FB, Newsletter, website, updates on Radio/Chronicle.
Attend local and regional hui and share with you
Example Community Health Forum

Relationships & Collaboration

Broker relationships We can connect you with Iwi/hapu groups and to community groups and organisations.
Treaty of Waitangi Regular Treaty workshops, examples of Treaty partnerships locally, resources. Examples Workshops coming up later in 2022.
Examples Workshops coming up later in 2022.
Support connection with District & Regional Councils

Project Advice

Our Raglan Naturally Coordinators are well connected in our communities. We are continually building an understanding of diversity and the needs in our community. Right here in Whaingaroa there is an abundance of skills, wisdom and resources. CLD Principles.
Support and Advice on community projects – new and existing. Help connect you with others doing similar work, funding, training. Empower you to lead your initiatives. We encourage you to find solutions and take action. Examples Weed busting group Raglan Local Energy
Funding Support & Advice Help you source funding, connect with funders, find a funding umbrella if needed. 
Examples MSD Connector Role Umbrella for Community Response Group.

Project Support

Host community meetings and workshops. If you need help to bring people together and to reach a wide audience.
Examples Raglan Local Energy Climate Action Hui Supported WRAP Housing Community Response Group
Affiliate with RN Develop an agreement together and work closely to meet community needs.
Examples iHub under DMO – then used ‘Raglan Naturally’ in branding. Community Response Group
RN Plan and community aspirations used to guide and as reference in funding applications or community projects.
Examples Wharf Project Places for People Project Raglan Eco-Village Project

Participation & Local Voice

Provides opportunity for community voice and input. As well as support on submissions to local and national government.
Examples RN Plan 2020 process Biodiversity Strategy. 

Grow local leadership

Develop Skills and Capacity of local leaders Support local people who are doing things and connect them to others to grow their effectiveness. 
Examples Treaty Workshops Governance workshops 

Raglan Naturally 2022 Projects

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 coordinators

    Gabrielle Parson
    Community-Led Development Coordinator
    P:  027 887 8877         
    E:   Gabrielle.Parson@raglannaturally.co.nz    

    Denise Reynolds
    Hapori Engagement Coordinator
    027 88 77 101

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