The project team have been beavering away behind the scenes creating the next steps for the Raglan Museum and Information Hub. We hosted an update on the Whaingaroa-Raglan Destination Management Organisation in early October at Orca, this was well attended by community members, organisations, business owners and potential volunteers for the hub.
We agreed that Raglan needs an information hub for visitors and locals, to provide information about services, accommodation, activities, local history, restaurants, transport, and other information about Raglan.
We also shared our purpose, our vision, our mission and our values:
Our purpose / Kaupapa
Providing general information services in addition to front office services, and collecting entrance fees, on behalf of Raglan Museum
Aligning with Raglan Naturally to provide a streamlined, cohesive vision for the future growth and impact of visitors to, and management of tourism in Raglan. It will help create job opportunities for locals. Raglan’s unique attractions for visitors can provide benefits for everyone.
Visitors can be educated about our place and they can contribute to the local economy and projects.
Create and implement an event strategy
Develop opportunities for year-round events
Manage and approve all incoming event applications and communicate upcoming events to all necessary organisations and stakeholders.
Vision, Mission and Values
Weaving experiences through people and place
To create a hub connecting visitors with our community. Ensuring a range of experiences to showcase our people, our landscape, our stories, our history, and our place
Values / Tikanga
We will encourage generosity, compassion, and kindness in all our relationships, internal and external
Actively protecting and nurturing people, place, land and sea
We adhere to the Treaty through active partnership, protection, and participation
We have the ability and skills to guide innovate, learn, and share to deliver our purpose
Respect / Integrity
Professional and ethical conduct with honesty, transparency, and reliability
To be informed and share local culture, character, environment services and amenities.
Looking for Volunteers
Currently the Museum and Information Hub is being staffed by volunteer members from the Raglan Museum Society and the working group. We are looking for passionate people to volunteer at the hub to be Whaingaroa-Raglan ambassadors – if you are interested, please contact Lisa Thomson via email firstname.lastname@example.org, 0211 798 256 or Amanda Graham, Project Manager via email@example.com 0274823707.