On 21 September 2016 Council held a public meeting in Raetihi 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, and
- the 2018/28 Long Term Plan process and how this all fits together.
was an excellent level of community engagement at the meeting, where
participants considered the issues confronting Raetihi 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.
meeting ‘brainstorm’ notes from the 21 September 2016 public meeting can be
found in the Document Links panel below.
Wednesday 7 December 2016 Bespoke undertook a 'walkabout' with Council and
Raetihi Promotions to gain insights to inform the concept plans.
outcome of this work was developed into Concept Plans for the Raetihi town
centre. These were unveiled to the
community on Thursday 7 April 2017.
is part of the conversation Council is having with residents, community
groups and other stakeholders to narrow down what people like, don’t like, feel
is important, not important, and the order and stages of any development.
was little community buy-in to the Bespoke Plans, but they did open up
A community hui was held on 19 February 2019 in Raetihi to further town revitalisation conversations, update the community on all the projects, the development of the community forum, and the concept of a Community Hub.
The details are in the powerpoint below in the document links.
Two hui have been held in September and October. The
Raetihi community groups were invited and both meetings had attendance of about
18 people, representing a number of the local groups.
The next stage in the journey is a public meeting
with the whole community to bring back what has been learnt and share this
with the community.
Community Group Meeting September 2017
Facebook comments on Bespoke Concept Plans, Aug 17
Feedback form Raetihi V1 Apr 17
Media Release - Timeframe for feedback extended 2 June 17
Raetihi Community Feedback
Raetihi Community Hui 19 Feb 2019
Raetihi Masterplan (R) V1 April 2017
Raetihi meeting notes Wed 21 Sept 16
Summary of Submissions Raetihi Revitalisation