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RICI is a relatively young charity, willing to learn and grow as we network and focus on building inclusive communities in Rodney.

See our Strategic Plan 2021 - 2025


Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou, ka ora ai te iwi

With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive

Our initiatives will cover:

  • Inclusive Community-building Workshops and Events

  • Outreach & Networking with local groups/businesses

  • Creating & Distributing Resources on Accessibility 

  • Initiating Inclusive Creativity Pockets and Social Groups

  • Support workshops for Disabled people and their whanau

Please contact us if you would like to be involved in our local community projects, or if you would like to offer us an opportunity to connect and share our stories with your group/organisation.  

1. Sharing Knowledge/Workshops

TBC - Inclusion Hui, Warkworth with Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono (IACT)

To explore our individual understanding of inclusion, and to identify what actions we can take to create more opportunities for inclusion in our local communities. 

Jan 18th, 2023: Cultural Induction with Ngāti Manuhiri - RICI committee and reps from local affiliated organisations that promote inclusion. 

Nov 30th, 2022: Enabling Good Lives (EGL) Workshop at AIM with Care MattersExplaining the new disability funding model to family caregivers. 

Aug 16, 2022: Workshop in a Box activity. RICI committee members' contribution to the Puhinui Warkworth Centre Plan. 

Aug 2nd, 2022: Puhinui Warkworth Centre Plan - Community Engagement Workshop at AIM

'Workshop in a Box' activity with a diverse group of parents, caregivers, staff and disabled persons. 


2. Raising local awareness for Inclusion &

25 March 2023, 10am - 2.30pm.

Rare Disorders Awareness Event at Warkworth Library

Rare Disorders NZ is celebrating Rare Disease Awareness Month 2023 during March this year. The intention is to raise awareness and generate change for people living with rare diseases, their families, and carers. While individual diseases may be rare, it’s estimated that around 300 000 New Zealanders are living with a rare disorder. Collectively, it's not rare to have a rare disorder. 

30 October 2022. Groups & Clubs Expo at Warkworth Town Hall

RICI participated to raise public awareness for our Inclusion Hub proposal (read more here), share our promo material & resources, and network with the general public and other local groups & clubs.


2022/23 Accessibility Planning - Warkworth Museum:

RICI is supporting with our local museum to create a more inclusive space, and accessible destination for Accessible Tourism 

Puhinui Warkworth Centre Plan 2022 - proactively contributing to the community engagement process with CommunityThink


3. Speaking Presentations

RICI Committee members are enthusiastic, committed ambassadors for Inclusion in our community. We are happy to consider opportunities to speak at local events and community group meetings - to raise awareness and to share our own stories. 

7th September 2022

'What is Inclusion' - RICI Presentation. Ursula Christel (Secretary) - invited speaker at Mahurangi Combined Friendship Club.  Mahurangi East Community Centre, Snells Beach

31st August 2022

'RICI's Inclusion Hub Proposal' for a community study project

Short presentation with MahuVision and Womens Centre Rodney, to the yr 11 students, Horizon School, Snells Beach

26th July 2021

Ursula Christel (Secretary) - Invited speaker at Kowhai Coast Lions Club, Warkworth RSA

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