About Raglan Naturally so far
Since 2017 and after three years of working with the community to revitalise our community plan, ‘Raglan Naturally February 2020’ was created.
Through the revitalisation process, it had become clear that the community wanted Raglan Naturally to be kept alive!
The Raglan Naturally Committee hosted three facilitated workshops with our Focus Group coordinators at the end of 2019 where it was agreed that there was a need for an official Raglan Naturally organisation to continue community-led development and support the implementation of the plan.
It was agreed that the best structure would be a co-governance organisation (between Iwi/Hapū and the community), operating as a Charitable Trust. This direction is supported by key community organisations.
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.
Raglan Naturally Purpose Statement
“Raglan Naturally is a way for our community to plan for the future, in ways that strengthen relationships and build partnerships, so that we can take action to ensure all of life in Whaingaroa thrives.”
Objectives of the Raglan Naturally Community Trust:
a) To oversee and support the implementation of the aspirations and projects documented in the Raglan Naturally Community Plans.
b) To work in partnership with iwi and hapū, recognising the intent of Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of the partnership
c) To ensure all people in the Whāingaroa/Raglan area have ongoing opportunities to be engaged, have input and be informed about the aspirations and projects of Raglan Naturally
d) To work collaboratively and strengthen partnerships with relevant organisations and statutory bodies
e) To create opportunities for Whāingaroa/Raglan’s communities and organisations to connect and learn from each other.
f) To grow community capability by supporting the development of leadership, organisational capacity and skills, through training and provision of resources.
g) To support, promote and uphold the mana and values of “Raglan Naturally”.
h) To seek funding, policies and resources which promote and support Raglan Naturally, to enable the community to deliver its aspirations and projects.
i) To document and share Raglan Naturally values, objectives, processes and achievements, to learn from and /or assist other communities.
j) To periodically review and refresh the current plan and to evaluate the achievements of Raglan Naturally.
The Board of Trustees (as set out in the Trust Deed)
The Board will, in accordance with the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, comprise representation from Whaingaroa hapū and others in a co-governance model. The hapū of Ngāti Māhanga, Ngāti Hourua, Tainui o Tainui, Ngāti Tamainupō will determine their hapū representation.
The Board will comprise of no less than eight (8) and no more than nine (9) Trustees, to be made up of no fewer than three (3) and no more than four (4) hapū members, one (1) Raglan Community Board member and no less than three (3) Others.
Read the Trust Deed here.