Raglan.Net promoting Whāingaroa to the world

A revamped and relaunched Raglan.Net is still the leading online destination for visitors to discover the crème-de-la-crème of what’s on offer in Whāingaroa.

Now run by the Raglan iHub, it is the premier website for connecting tourists to local accommodation, activities, places to eat, and things to see and do.

Raglan iHub board member Angela Williams says Raglan.Net complements the awesome work iHub is already doing to promote Whāingaroa.

“We see the site as a perfect fit for the iHub. When you Google Raglan, Raglan.Net is at the top of the search results.”

Angela believes the website will not only be an important asset for the iHub but it’s also a great place for local businesses, accommodation providers and community organisations to get advertising bang for buck.

Advertising options start from as little as $52 plus GST per year or, as Angela puts it, only $1 a week. 

“There is consistently good traffic to the site and we want visitors to Raglan.Net to have access to a full range of what’s happening in the area.”

At no cost to community groups to advertise on Raglan.Net, Angela is encouraging the various non-profit organisations, no matter how small, to get in touch.

“Some groups may need to update their details or there may be groups who haven’t got a listing yet. We are keen for our local community groups to make the most of Raglan.Net.” 

Originally developed by Steve and Lise Moody, Raglan.Net was purchased by Raglan Chronicle owners Dave and Jacqui Smith 15 years ago.

“It has always been Raglan’s premier tourism website, highly ranked and informative about the area, and local operators were happy with the bookings received from it,” Jacqui says.

The Chronicle office is now located at the iHub and Jacqui says handing over the website to the iHub was a win-win for both parties.

“We are happy to have passed it on to the iHub and believe it is in good hands. We enjoy our alignment with the iHub and feel it’s a great fit.”

She says there will always be a place for a dedicated, specialised website like Raglan.Net to promote a destination. 

“Not every visitor wants to go through the larger general sites when planning a getaway. Raglan.Net has always provided an excellent overview of the area and I know the iHub have the expertise to continue this.”

Angela says the iHub team is grateful to the Chronicle for entrusting the website to their hands.

“The Chronicle has done such a good job developing the site over the years and we hope to carry on the good work of promoting Raglan to the world.”

The Raglan.Net upgrade was made possible by a grant from Meridian Energy, and technical support from Brian Thurogood.  

Visit www.raglan.net.nz and www.raglanihub.nz for all things Raglan.

For advertising inquiries contact Angela at angela@raglanihub.nz 

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