Round The Bays

Round The Bays

Don’t miss the big race on New Years Eve, be down at Sandy Bay at 8.30am. Run or walk, it'll be fun and there are prizes aplenty.
Organised by RRA and sponsorded by Colin McLaren of Rakino Olive Groves.

Dragon Boat Racing

Dragon Boat Races

The other thoroughly dampening experience of the New Year will be the Dragon Boat Race, usually held in the first few days of the new year.
RRA invites you to come to the Home Bay ramp and enjoy the fun.

Tug of War

North vs South

New Years Eve we have all the usual beach races, culminating in the Grand North-South Tug-of-War.
Can the North pull it off next time?

What is RRA?

Rakino Ratepayers Association Inc (RRA) is set up to conserve, promote and advance the interests and welfare of the Rakino Island Community and to represent their views to Auckland Council and other interested parties.

In addition, RRA assists the social amenities on the island, promotes and provides a channel for communications for appropriate transport, is involved in improving communications and the environment.

Property owners on Rakino are encouraged to join RRA, an incorporated society with an elected volunteer Committee.

The Committee keeps the community briefed on and represents islanders to authorities on:

Fire prevention and access to training

Social activities


Transport & local infrastructure

Town & country planning

Wharf Building and Library access

Predator and Weed control

Regular communications and updates

Amenities & resources, including First Aid provision

Maintaining dialogue with Council and other community bodies that can influence or benefit the quality of Rakino, its community and environment

You need a voice when it counts to ensure that your property and the island of Rakino can continue to be enjoyed to the full by generations to come.

Communication with members is generally via email. Regular e-Newsletters from the Committee are published to keep everyone abreast of what's happening on the island. There’s also a traditional outbreak of highly competitive family-oriented activities over the Christmas holiday period, which the Association proactively supports and promotes… We’d always like to do more, with your support!

You can join RRA at any point in the year by completing a membership form and returning it to the Secretary with payment. RRA’s financial year runs from July 1st to June 30th, with an AGM in October over Labour Weekend.

RRA Committee

The Committee serving for the year from October 2017 is
Member Elected Position Contact
Steve McCroneChair and Immediate Past Chair[email protected]
Judith MacLachlanVice-Chair 
Rob EverallSecretary[email protected]
John BridgwaterStrategy sub-committee 
Stephen ThomasTreasurer and Community Hall sub-commitee 
Adrian TownsendEvents and Social sub-committee 
Rod InglisStrategy sub-committee 


Committee Appointees:
Hank PostmaaFire Officer 
John MacKenzieEnvironmental Officer 


Sub-Committee Members:
Chris Clews
Sue Plumber
Stephen Thomas
Community Hall 
Adrian TownsendEntertains and Events 
Adrian Townsend
Rod Inglis
Barry Bridgewater
TBCGrants / Funding 


Registered Office18 Kakariki Ave,
Mt Eden,
Auckland 1024
PostalPO Box 106-703
Commerce St,
Auckland 1072
Email[email protected]


Rakino Ratepayers Association is a Registered Incorporated Society. The RRA Constitution (PDF) was last revised in 2014. It explains in detail the functions of RRA and membership.