Raetihi Community Hub

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​February 2020.
​One of the questions put to the community through the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan was whether they preferred upgrading the Council's current Service Centre or investing in a new multi-purpose Community Hub. 

Support for the Community Hub proposal led to Council and local iwi represented by the Uenuku Charitable Trust (Uenuku) fund a Business Case that looked at the Hub proposal and supporting opportunities in more detail. 

A Steering Group comprising representatives from Council and Uenuku supported by a specialist Project Manager Cathy McCartney who had a leading role in the development of the very successful Community Hub project in Foxton has been established.

Thoughts on Community Hub wanted.

Through until the end of June Cathy will be heading intensive public consultation which aims to hear from as many stakeholders as possible across all ages, genders and ethnicities to identify community needs and preferences.

We want to hear peoples thoughts on what a Community Hub could be including the sort of facilities, services, types of spaces, look and feel do you need or want from a multi-function space and where do you think it should be? 


After July the goal is to consolidate all this feedback into a Request for a Proposal (RFP) which can be provided to suitably qualified architects to develop a winning concept plan from.

Opportunities for people to have their say will be widely advertised in the Ruapehu Bulletin, on local radio Peak FM, an online including Council’s Facebook page or have your say via the online form below.

​Project contacts
​Cathy McCartneyProject Manager​0274 555 448​
Steve Hirini​Uenuku Project Sponsor​021 651 958
​Pauline Welch​​Ruapehu District Council​06 385 8364 or 07 895 8188
Don Cameron​​Mayor Ruapehu District​07 896 0208

Help us give Raetihi the best possible Community Hub

Please supply if your feedback is on behalf of an organisation, group, business, etc.
This is to allow us to provide feedback and other information.
Best daytime contact number. This is typically if we require clarification on some aspect of your feedback.
What is your vision for an amazing Community Hub? What services and facilities would you like available? What should it be used for e.g. a space for arts and performance, public meeting rooms, etc.
Where do you think a Community Hub should be located in Raetihi e.g. on the main street, next to something else?, other?
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