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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

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

Coming soon

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. 

EGL Workshops: explaining the new disability  funding model - with Care Matters

Coming soon

Business Meeting

2. Raising local awareness for Inclusion &

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.


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

Networking Event

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 - invited speaker at Mahurangi Combined Friendship Club. Mahurangi East Community Centre, Snells Beach

31st August

'RICI's Inclusion Hub Proposal' - A short presentation with MahuVision and Womens Centre Rodney - to year 11 students, Horizon School, Snells Beach (for a community study project). 

26th July 2021

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

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