The journey so far...

Township revitalisation meeting

On 7 September 2016 Council held a public meeting in Ohakune to discuss a range of issues relevant to the township's future including; the Regional Accelerate25 Action Plan, government’s initial co-investment announcements, planned and future projects, township revitalization, Council services, the 2018/28 Long Term Plan process and how this all fits together.

There was an excellent level of community engagement at the meeting where participants considered the issues confronting Ohakune and what needed to happen to get them moving. This included discussions on the good things and not so good things as well as perceptions around township identity.

Full meeting ‘brainstorm’ notes can be found in the Document Links panel below.

Ohakune has been well served by Ohakune 2000 who has overseen a regular schedule of development projects around the township. These projects have been well supported by local individuals and community organisations which has ensured their success.

Council is committed to continuing to work in cooperation with Ohakune 2000 to help them deliver their development aspirations for Ohakune.

There are currently no plans to have township revitalisation plans developed for Ohakune as has been done for Taumarunui, Ohura and Raetihi. Despite this stakeholders are encouraged to provide their thoughts on what they would like to see happen in Ohakune.

Particular areas of interest for development are:

  • Refreshment of the town plan
  • Development of cycle and walking trails around the town
  • Development of the Ohakune Mountain Road and surrounds

What is your vision for Ohakune?

Please let us know what you think. You can do this easily via the online feedback form or email Council. You can also talk with your elected representatives to Council or the Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board.

Key contacts
​Waimarino-Waiouru Community BoardJohn (Luigi) Hotter​027 274 2616
Ohakune 2000Murray Johns (Chair)06 385 8837
​Ohakune 2000​Leigh Berry (Treasurer)​06 385 8470
Ruapehu District Council​Rebecca Van Orden​06 385 8364
​Ruapehu District CouncilMargaret Hawthorne​06 385 8364
Page reviewed: 09 Jan 2017 2:56pm