Meet the team
Mike Rarere, House Manager
Ko Ngati Kahungunu me Rongo mai Wahine nga Iwi.
Ko Takitimu me Kurahaupo nga Waka.
Tihei mauri ora.
I was born in Napier, raised in Tauranga, and now live in Raglan.
I’m a graduate of Te Whare Wananga o Waikato. (University of Waikato)
I began working in the Community Sector in 1993 as a Youthworker in South Auckland.
Following a couple of years based in Hong Kong where I worked in the Security Sector, I returned to NZ, working with Youth and Community based in Hamilton from 1997 until 2016.
Highlights include being the 2006 Trust Waikato Child and Family Awards ‘Outstanding Individual Service’ Recipient and producing the annual ‘Beatstreet’ Aotearoa HipHop Youth Festival 2001-2010.
Previous to my current employment, I was Manager at Te Whare o te Ata Fairfield/Chartwell Community Centre from 2014-2016 and employed by the Hamilton City Council Community Development Unit as Youth and Community Advisor 1999-2014. I have over 10 years experience in network/meeting facilitation and Radio Broadcasting. I have also had over a decade in Governance experience as a Trustee for Te Runanga o Kirikiriroa Urban Maori Authority.
Married with one child, I enjoy Martial Arts training, listening to music, reading, cooking and being with family.
The Raglan House is governed by people like you – volunteer members elected through an Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The following are our management committee for the 2016/17 year: