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Community engagement continues with the launch of an Aspirations Survey and the start of the Community Hui series.

Project Manager, Cathy McCartney said Raetihi residents will be able to share their thoughts and have their say throughout the consultation in a number of ways including: online, at community hui, completing surveys or by meeting her in person.
“I’m looking forward to continuing to gather the ideas and aspirations of all Waimarino-Raetihi residents. The opportunity to hear the everyone’s thoughts on what a community hub could be, including the sort of facilities, services, types of spaces, the look and feel wanted from this multi-function space is an exciting one. Whether you are part of a group or individual the collective opinions of everyone in Raetihi is going to help build a Hub the whole community can be proud of.”

It is proposed that along with a number of community services and social spaces, a multi-purpose community hub could also be the new home for the Ruapehu District Council’s (RDC) Service Centre and provide office space for Uenuku and activities of the iwi.

Raetihi Community Aspirations Hui begin on Tuesday 9 March at The Centre, 14-16 Seddon Street, through two identical two-hour sessions. One begins at 10am and the session repeated again at 5.30pm that evening.
Residents are also invited to share their views through an Aspirations Survey.
This can be completed online via the Survey Monkey platform directly:

“If residents would prefer to complete the survey in hard copy this is not a problem. These can be picked up from the RDC Service Centre and Uenuku Offices in Raetihi or, give me a call and we can arrange to have one dropped off for you. These can be returned to either office or, I can arrange for completed hardcopies to be picked up.”

Chair of Uenuku Charitable Trust, Aiden Gilbert said it’s important to take the time to stop, listen and most importantly hear the diverse and colourful voices of Waimarino-Raetihi residents.
“Through this, we will be able to start exploring the foundations of an inspirational and aspirational space for the whole community.”
RDC Mayor, Don Cameron said a facility like the proposed Raetihi Community Hub will help to pro-actively encourage the community to continue to make valuable connections with each other and enjoy collective social opportunities all in a warm safe environment.

For more information or to request a hard copy version of the survey, the Community Hub Project Manager Ms McCartney can be contacted on 027 455 5448 or via email on:

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