Raglan News Bulletin Monday 18 July 2022


Nominations are now open for local body elections across the country. They opened on Friday and close again on 12th August. Voters will be able to send in postal votes from mid September through to 8th October.  

We will be voting for the positions of Mayor, councillor and six Raglan community board members on Waikato District Council as well as for 2 councillors on the regional council.  There will be no need to vote for members of the district health board because the government has got rid of them.

So far we know the Mayor won’t be standing again and that Lisa Thomson our local councillor will be running for  the new Whāingaroa ward. Local resident and opponent of the airfield Ra Puriri has also announced he will be running for both Mayor and the Raglan Ward Councillor position.

For the first time ever Waikato district voters who are on the Māori roll will be able to vote in one of 2 Māori wards - while the regional council is continuing with the same option which has existed for several election cycles now.

A new job has been announced in Raglan as the community is looking for a Raglan Naturally Community Wellbeing Connector 

The purpose of the role  is to support those within the Whāingaroa rohe who are COVID-19 positive and are self-isolating. 

The position will involve working for Raglan Naturally, alongside the Raglan Naturally coordinators and applicants will need to apply to Raglan Naturally - or check the ad in the next Chronicle. It is a part time contract position.

And that is the Raglan news for Monday 18th July 2022