Tēnā tātou e te whānau a Whaingaroa, Greetings to everyone in the Raglan Ward


ka timu te tai ka pao te tōrea  – when the tide is receding the oystercatcher is at work

Our whakatauki is an old saying about the Torea/Oyster Catcher, expressing the truism that when the right time presents then the appropriate action must follow: 
Flocks of pied oyster catchers are regular visitors to the Ōpotoru estuary and upper reaches of the harbour. They sit and wait for the tide to ebb then they get down to work searching the mudflats for food to sustain life. 

Newsletter 3 – April 28, 2020

COVID-19 Alert Level 3

Help support our Whaingaroa/Raglan Ward community to be COVID-19 free in Alert Level 3.
🏋️‍♀️💪🏋️‍♂️ We don’t want to lose the gains we’ve made as a community!
We move to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 today and while part of the economy is opening up, it doesn’t mean our social lives can open up too. Keep that bubble tight!
While getting fresh air and exercise is important for our wellbeing, we still need to stay as close to home as possible under Alert Level 3 to reduce the risk of Covid-19.
To help keep us all safe still only travel for essentials – work, school, groceries, health care and exercise. Remember to maintain the 2m social distancing, continue to wash your hands and use hand sanitizer, and only low risk recreational activities.
Yes to:

Please be mindful and don’t put our emergency services at risk, together we can keep our communities safe.
Stay safe, stay in your bubble and be kind. We are in this together Whaingaroa/Raglan. To find guidance around what you can and can’t do recreationally under Alert Level 3, check out these links below:

As we head in to COVID-19 Alert Level 3, the Community Response working group has recently initiated  a ‘Business Support’ network, we are working collaboratively with the Raglan Business Chamber, Raglan Naturally, Raglan Community Board and passionate community members. 

The purpose of this is to support local businesses, promote ‘buy local’, share information, local business expertise and resources to assist businesses and our community in these challenging times.
We welcome you to contact the Business Support team if you need support with your business:
Lani Puriri
E: info@raglanchamber.co.nz

We have been putting together an online resource for members of our business community to access relevant and up-to-date information in response to the COVID-19 pandemic at: https://www.raglannaturally.co.nz/support-for-local-businesses/
At this page you will find:

The Business Support Network have two local community experts working in Human Resources and Accounting who will be hosting a FREE webinar for any of our local business owners. 

    • We will be circulating a survey to gather questions so that this webinar can best answer and support your needs.
    • Date and time will be confirmed and announced shortly and circulated through the Raglan Naturally and Raglan Business Chamber’s social media and email lists.

We are working with the Raglan Business Chamber to list all businesses open and operating in Level 3 online. If you would like to have your business listed please click here.

How can the wider community support local business now?

  • Shop local
  • If you are able to support local business now with your skills (eg. web design) or business please contact Lani Puriri, Email: info@raglanchamber.co.nz
  • If you have ideas of how we can as a community can support our businesses – we would love to hear!

“Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini” 

My strength comes not from one but from the collective effort

Here are some key updates from community groups and organisations:

Key contact numbers

  • Freephone 0800 800 405 has recently been set up by Waikato Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group for anyone in our district struggling to get food, groceries, medication or other household goods and services.
  • Raglan Foodbank 07 825 7543
  • Raglan Community House 07 825 8142
  • RN website for all key contact numbers and local info www.raglannaturally.co.nz

We are connecting to and being supported by

Waikato District Council

Civil Defence

Raglan Community Board

Raglan Naturally Team 


Department of Internal Affairs

From the working group team!

Louisa Barham – Raglan Area School, Lisa Thomson – Raglan Ward Councillor, Gabrielle Parson – Raglan Community Board, Mike Rarere – Raglan House, Taruke Thomson – Ngāti Māhanga representative, Fiona McNabb -Xtreme Zero Waste Board Chair/Health professional, Anna Whitehead – community member/nurse, Sarah Lancaster – Timebank, Maki Nishiyama – Raglan Chronicle/Youth Representative Raglan Naturally, Karamea Puriri – Raglan Naturally Committee Chair, Aaron Mooar – Raglan Radio, Dennis Amoore – Raglan Community Board. We are also connecting with other networks in our community that are not mentioned above.

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