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 4 – May 9, 2020

New Alert Level 2 information released:

Cabinet is reviewing whether we are ready to move to Alert Level 2 on Monday 11 May. Until then, we remain at Alert Level 3.  You can find Alert level 2 information here.

The Government to date has announced a number of packages to support small business through Covid-19. You can find more information about financial assistance available from the government at this link.

Locally in Raglan, you can find support through the Business Support Group:

Business Support Group Update: What we’ve been doing
As part of our community response plan, we have partnered with the Raglan Business Chamber to support our local business community… Read more…

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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