Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Community “Placemaker” David Engwicht returns to Raglan

10 February 2014

Community “Placemaker” David Engwicht returns to Raglan

Following his November 2013 visit where he introduced a process known as “Placemaking”, world expert, David Engwicht, is returning later this month to run an interactive workshop on revitalisation projects for Raglan.

At the 22 February workshop Mr Engwicht seeks to take Raglan through the next step in a process of creating desirable places to live, by tapping into local inspiration to identify projects to invigorate the town. During a Bow Street walkabout last year, Mr Engwicht gave examples of the type of low-budget, community-led projects capitalising on existing assets that are central to strong connections within communities.

Further ideas are expected to come from the one day workshop which locals are encouraged to contribute their ideas on making Raglan the kind of place “where people want to live, work and play.” The workshop is supported by the Raglan Community Board and free to attend.

David Engwicht is best known in New Zealand for having inspired the Paihia community to redesign and rebuild the public toilets, which like the Hundertwasser toilets in nearby Kawakawa have now become a big tourist attraction.

“What are your ideas?” Interactive Workshop with David Engwicht
9.30am – 4.30pm, Saturday 22 February 2014
Raglan Town Hall, Bow Street, Raglan
RSVP by 5.00pm 17 February 2014 to betty.connolly@waidc.govt.nz


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Environment And Conservation: Changes To Our Oceans Pose Serious Concerns

New Zealand’s oceans, coasts, and marine wildlife are under growing pressure, according to the first national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand about the marine environment. More>>


Police Authority: Use Of Taser Was Disproportionate And Unjustified

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer’s second use of a Taser on a mentally unwell Hokitika man was disproportionate and unjustified. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Holidays, Hekia Parata And Badlands

Hekia Parata, adieu. Reportedly, she’s been ‘passionate’ about education. She has “bravely’ led the charge on the government’s education reforms. In the past week , many of the postscripts to Hekia Parata’s career as Education Minister have sounded like a schoolteacher desperately trying to find some reason why a D student can be marked up to C minus. More>>


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news