Raglan iHub Information Centre

Weaving experiences through people and place’

Welcome to the Whaingaroa/Raglan iHub, the one stop destination for all you need to know about this beautiful place.

We are a community defined by our natural rugged landscape, our unique connection from shoreline to mountain top, inland to our gentle rolling hills, our daily lives in synchronicity with the ebb and flow of the tides and changing seasons.

This place is made up of our coastal township of Raglan and our rural communities. We are diverse, we value hapu and iwi, we are people friendly with a strong community spirit grounded firmly in taking care of each other and our environment.

We celebrate creativity; arts, music, dance, theatre, drama, education, food and innovation.

We are renowned for our world class surf breaks, however, Raglan has so much more to offer, whether you’re seeking that perfect wave, exploring our eclectic shops, browsing our numerous galleries, learning our rich history, or simply enjoying a coffee, Raglan has something just for you.

We warmly welcome you here to this place that we are blessed to call home, we ask that you love and care for our place, as we do and in return, we will take care of you.

Nau mai, haere mai ki Whaingaroa

Covid Update

As of September 13 the wearing of masks in retail spaces is no longer a mandatory requirement. Of course, if you feel comfortable wearing a mask, please continue to do so.

Museum Fees

Updated visitor fees: Adults $5, Children $2, Pre-schoolers free.
https://www.raglanmuseum.co.nz/

Raglan Naturally

The team will be at the iHub the 3rd Thursday of every month.
https://www.raglannaturally.co.nz/

Contact Us

We don’t know everything, but we know a lot 🙂

07 825 0556

SHOP OPEN 10am–3pm 7 days

13 Wainui Road, Raglan, Waikato 3225

Understanding the Treaty of Waitangi

Raglan Naturally is hosting two Treaty of Waitangi workshops this year. Ingrid Huygens will be the facilitator and we highly recommend these learning opportunities.

Workshops will run on the following dates:

  • September 10th, Saturday, 9 – 4:30pm
  • October 29th, Saturday, 9 – 4:30pm

Workshops will fill up, so if you are keen we suggest you make your booking as soon as you can. Head to our website, raglannaturally.co.nz to register online.

Open to: residents and those with a close association to the Whāingaroa, Raglan area.

Cost: $20 (to cover venue hire and refreshments – morning and afternoon tea provided)

Venue: Raglan Town Hall, Bow Street, Raglan

Supporting Whāingaroa to achieve our community goals

Raglan Naturally’s approach to community-led development is a unique initiative to achieve community aspirations and goals from the ‘ground-up’.

Raglan Naturally is founded on building, growing and empowering relationships with iwi/hapū and community based on Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles.

  • Raglan Naturally guides and supports all who are connected to Whāingaroa Raglan.
  • Raglan Naturally encourages and supports the community to find solutions and take action.
  • We celebrate and share.

Whether it’s advice around funding options or facilitating connections with local organisations, Raglan Naturally exists to support community-led development projects in Whāingaroa.

Raglan Local Energy (RLE) is your community-focused electricity retail service. With the help of good people and smart tech, we provide an easy way for people to share clean, local energy.

RLE is all about enabling the Raglan Whāingaroa community to lead the way in local, sustainable energy production and conscious consumption.

If you reckon energy that’s community-oriented, offers great rates, supports Raglan in becoming a beacon for a zero carbon energy future and helps drive uptake of clean, local power generation, then RLE is for you!

RLE’s time-of-use pricing that gives you the power and offers rewarding rates for matched local energy.

What’s not to like?  RLE also runs regular ‘office hours’ from the Raglan i-Hub – check out our Facebook page for days and times. To join or find out more about RLE, go to raglanlocalenergy.co.nz or email us at kiaora@raglanlocalenergy.co.nz

Activities

Swim | Surf | Bike | Kite | Fish | Sail | Kyak | Paddleboard | Rockclimb

Explore

Tracks | Trails | Karioi | Wairaenga | Arts Trail | Boat Cruises

Check the Tracks & Trails page

Karioi Mountain is 756m high, also known as 2,480 ft.

Putoetoe is the original name for the Raglan township.

Eat / Drink / Relax

Cafes | Restaurants | Events | Markets | Movies | Music | Relax

iHub Signboard – NEW

We are excited to announce a new promotional signboard outside the Raglan iHub on Wainui Road and visible 24/7.

See the Press Release here

Camping Taupuni

Check this new resource for all camping details in our district:

Waikato Recreation Camping

Creative

Artists | Authors | Crafts | Clothes | Galleries | Studios | Upcycling

iHub Shop 10am–3pm

Arts | Books | Crafts | Jewellery | Upcycled Clothing | Maps | Guides

The annual Raglan Arts Weekend in October will open the doors into 46 studios!

There are approx 22 published authors living in or near Raglan.

Raglan – where Mountain meets Surf

Raglan – where Creative Lifestyles prosper

Raglan – Then – 1987

Gary McCormick as a genial small town anthropologist discovering the locals, and Dave McArtney alongside Midge Marsden and the Mudsharks at the Harbour View Hotel, and discusses land rights with kaumatua Sam Kereopa.

History

Go tour our selection of historical articles, photographs and videos AND, of course, our Museum!

Raglan – Now – 2021

Muroki and Benee talk about life in Raglan. Muroki and his band recently mixed some small town dates in Raglan, Leigh and Colville alongside headline shows in Auckland and Wellington.

Nightlife

The YOT Club and Raglan Club feature local and international music, plus the Open Mics are legendary.

The Whaingaroa Raglan Destination Management Organisation which manages the Raglan iHub is grateful for funding support from the following organisations: