Chamber News

The Upper North Island Story


In March 2017, UNISA (Upper North Island Strategic Alliance) released The Upper North Island Story which is about growth and change and how important the connections between the regions and cities of the Upper North Island are to the ongoing success of New Zealand. It identifies the need for collaborative investment and planning to tackle increasing … Continue reading The Upper North Island Story

Strong job market provides more opportunities for jobs and careers


9 November 2016 The strong and growing New Zealand job market provides great opportunities to get more Kiwis into life-long careers, say Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse. The Ministers announced the release today of the 2016 update of the ‘Building Skilled and Safe Workplaces’ … Continue reading Strong job market provides more opportunities for jobs and careers

LGNZ supports call for tourism GST to be reinvested in the regions


Local Government New Zealand supports Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s (TIA) call for the Government to release more GST collected from tourism growth to the regions. TIA is calling on the Government to reinvest some of the massive tax windfall it has received from the tourism boom to ensure the long-term sustainability of the industry. LGNZ President … Continue reading LGNZ supports call for tourism GST to be reinvested in the regions

CBD Security Concerns


Over the last three months there have been seven significant shop burglaries in the downtown area. Police are very concerned for the upcoming long weekend, and the busy summer season to follow. The Police are advising the following for all businesses in Raglan this weekend: Bank all cash on Friday If you or a staff … Continue reading CBD Security Concerns

Gmail Inbox Tips


If you’re an avid Gmail user, this one’s for you! [Not on Gmail and having some problems, let’s talk and find a solution…email info@raglanchamber.co.nz] Gmail’s default way of displaying emails isn’t exactly ideal for everyone! It splits up what it thinks are ‘promotional’ emails, ‘social’, even ‘update’ types of emails. If you haven’t changed your … Continue reading Gmail Inbox Tips

Raglan Ocean Trails Mountain Bike Park


This past Monday, the Raglan Mountain Bike Club broke ground at the future site of the Raglan Ocean Trails Mountain Bike Park. Sean Ellison, Angeline Greensil and Paddy Ka preformed the karakia and welcomed community members and the construction team, Empires of Dirt. Congratulations to everyone involved! We’re looking forward to the final result.