Raglan Museum – Information Hub Update

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

This includes:

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.

Event Management:

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

Vision/Tūtoro

Weaving experiences through people and place

Mission/Whakatakanga

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

Manaakitanga

We will encourage generosity, compassion, and kindness in all our relationships, internal and external

Kaitiakitanga

Actively protecting and nurturing people, place, land and sea

Rangatiratanga

We adhere to the Treaty through active partnership, protection, and participation

Leadership

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

Knowledge

To be informed and share local culture, character, environment services and amenities.

Next Steps

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 volunteers@goraglan.com, 0211 798 256  or Amanda Graham, Project Manager via info@goraglan.com 0274823707.