Next Steps in the Raetihi Project

Raetihi residents are invited to a facilitated community workshop on Saturday 5 December to hear ideas on how $100,000 worth of Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) compensation funding could be spent.

Proposals have been sought for the past six weeks and 11 valid applications were received by the Raetihi Project Group, comprising representatives from Horizons Regional Council, Ruapehu District Council, DOC, Uenuku, Ngāti Rangi and community groups.

Horizons representative Craig Mitchell, group manager environmental management, says the workshop will be crucial for deciding the outcome of the compensation funding.

"The community will hear from the leaders of each project and have the opportunity to ask questions,” says Mr Mitchell.

“As the next stage will involve voting for a final project, it is important that the community come and hear what each project leader has to say so an informed decision can be made. The proposed voting process will also be discussed at the workshop.”

The community workshop will be held at Raetihi School from 10am to 3pm on Saturday 5 December and will be facilitated by David Engwicht, director of Creative Communities.

Press release from Horizons Regional Council