Who we are

Future Rakiura is an Incorporated Society in Aoetearoa New Zealand. A small group of like-minded local residents of Stewart Island/Rakiura have come together to find ways to support our community. The community calendar is one of our projects and aims to consolidate and streamline information on what’s happening when and where. This way locals and visitors alike have an easy way to know what’s happening on Rakiura.

Our website address is: https://www.rakiuracalendar.com.


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How long we retain your data

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What rights you have over your data

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– Number of page visits (hits)
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– Search engine referrals
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