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About Us

Creating Inclusive Communities / Hangaia hapori whakawhāiti

RICI is a registered Charity committed to promoting inclusion in the Rodney District, with a focus on the inclusion of people with disabilities and their families / Ko RICI tētahi ropu atawhai mo te whakatairanga i roto i Mahurangi ki Kaipara, ā ka aroanga mātou i te āheitanga o te hunga hauā me ō rātou whānau. 

Membership to RICI is open to anyone who supports inclusion in the Rodney District, upon payment of the annual membership fee. If you are interested in joining and supporting our cause, please contact us for a Membership Form. The RICI Committee is elected by members at the Annual General Meeting. The current Committee consists of 6 members, and formal meetings are held once a month.

RICI Strategic Plan 2021




Rodney Inclusive Communities Inc. is a registered charity (CC59224) based in Warkworth, New Zealand / Ko RICI he umanga aroha rehiatia kei Warkworth, kei Aotearoa:

  • We are committed to generating an awareness of accessibility and inclusion, with a focus on  the inclusion of people with disabilities; and their families where applicable / E pono ana mātou ki te whakaputa i te māramatanga ki te āheitanga me te kotahitanga, ā ka aroanga mātou ki te āheitanga i te hunga hauā; me ō rātou whānau i te wā e tika ana

  • Inclusion is a learning process for everyone, including for the organization itself / Ko te nuinga o te kotahinga he kaupapa mō nga tāngata katoa, inarā te kaiwhakahaere hoki  

  • We want to partner with groups across all sectors to maximize learning and impact / Mā te hononga i ngā ropu o ngā rohe katoa, o ngā kaupapa katoa, ka whakanui te akonga me te whakaaweawe o te kaupapa nei

  • We welcome other local and national community-building groups around NZ to partner with us as we focus on proactively initiating inclusion and access for all / Nau mai nga ropu e hangaia i roto i nga hapori whānui o Aotearoa, me mahitahi tātou i nga kaupapa o te kotahitanga me te āheitanga


We hope you find our website helpful and informative. We welcome any feedback on the accessibility of our website and we will strive to improve this, as we can. 

"With just under 5,600 residents at the 2018 New Zealand census, Warkworth’s population is expected to explode to 25,000 by 2030 as it is targeted as a major growth hub by Auckland Council."

Our Story

It has long been noted that the Rodney District has no central hub from which to source information, support or services for disabled persons and/or their families. With the huge population growth predicted in our district over the next 10 years, and the fact that about 1 in 4 New Zealanders identify as having a disability, we felt that the time was right to step into that gap and become proactive about supporting those with disabilities, promoting inclusion, and highlighting accessibility issues.


Many citizens of Rodney, as well as visitors to the region, are being restricted from participating in everyday activities because of a lack of accessibility options. Everyone benefits in an inclusive society. 

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Allies, Supporters & Sponsors

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