What are the most pressing issues and concerns that residents and ratepayers in Whitianga have? The Whitianga Residents and Ratepayers’ Association Inc. (WRRA) seeks your opinion.

“Community concerns and major issues are important to WRRA as they guide our elected committee members in setting priorities and directs us to where we should concentrate our efforts,” says WRRA chairperson, Richard Shelford-Woodcock. The incorporated body advocates for the residents and ratepayers of Whitianga living between Harbour Lights Drive in the north and Coroglen to the south. WRRA is launching a two-week survey this Wednesday 22 November and is encouraging all locals to complete the short questionnaire. It will be posted on the WRRA website, www.whitiangarra.co.nz and made available via other community organisations ALL About Whitianga, Mercury Bay Business Association, TCDC and a hard copy at TheInformer office, 14 Monk Street. The committee will process the feedback and report its

findings by mid-December. The survey will assist in defining the top five concerns and/or issues from the 11-question survey.  Those who complete the survey go into a draw to win a food hamper.

WRRA aims to contribute to the betterment of our community and advance the interests of its residents and ratepayers by being a voice and representing the community in discussions with the Thames-Coromandel District Council and other agencies. “We strive

to work collaboratively with other community-minded organisations and endeavour to extend our outreach and membership,” said Shelford-Woodcock.


A full annual membership is only $25 per couple and $15 for a single.

For more information, email [email protected] or phone 027 305 3657.

Please pay the annual membership fee into the bank account listed below. Use the first initial of your First name and your Surname as a reference. (Example: JSMITH)

The WRRA bank account number is: 02-0496-0129456-000

If you would like to pay by cash please email [email protected] to arrange.


WRRA Survey 2023