Mayor of Auckland

The Auckland Mayor leads the governing body of Auckland Council. The mayor’s job is to promote a vision for Auckland and lead the development of the council’s plans, policies and budget. The mayor appoints the deputy mayor, establishes committees for particular topics, and appoints chairs for those committees. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Auckland Council mayoral election.

Freshwater

The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for regional councils, which play a leading role in managing freshwater in their areas. To this end, regional councils create plans to protect water resources from contaminants and overuse.

Freshwater

The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for regional councils, which play a leading role in managing freshwater in their areas. To this end, regional councils create plans to protect water resources from contaminants and overuse.

  • Educate and incentivise Aucklanders to conserve water at all times and use only what is necessary, and fix all leaks and losses.

    Provide incentives for tanks to be built on properties to recycle stormwater runoff for use in gardens, and toilets and general cleaning.

    Consider a user-pays tax on all upstream users that compensates downstream users for excessive use.

  • More effective partnerships with commercial and industrial waste producers to look at incentives to boost waste reduction in our waterways.

    Improve management of Kaipara, Manukau and Waitematā harbours including Hauraki Gulf with better local engagement and more effective actions.

    A new council performance framework and citizen dashboard to monitor and publish key performance indicators, eg water quality, dam levels.

  • Oppose Three Waters.

    Increase catchment.

    Prevent wastage in water care.

  • Protect all water quality by avoiding the use of all unnecessary toxic and polluting substances and practices eg, glyphosate use terminated.

    Investigate how water quality can be enhanced with measures such as rain gardens, swales, and flow forms

    STOP the siltation from erosion at kerbs and roadsides by not baring the earth with poisons, and appropriate plantings, such as wild flowers.

  • Create a new waterway cleanup task force to manage and maintain our freshwater Auckland-wide.

  • Improve freshwater quality greatly with scheduled, supportive and professional assistance on daily basis.

    Fix land use affecting water resources in expedient, prudent and conservative ways, without limiting the current users.

    Innovate irrigation and its supportive necessary services and requirements with expedience, timely and effective consistency.

  • Stop pollution of urban and suburban waterways by getting the Watercare Central Interceptor pipeline back on track and finished.

    Making the most of our beautiful harbours. Reduce pollution by increasing the use of of silt interceptors for open earthworks.

    Encourage community groups like Sea Cleaners (which I am a trustee of) to be active in city waterways.

  • Invest in localised collection and distribution of fresh water to reduce load on an aging system of delivery and create community resilience.

    Abolish meat and dairy farming within the Auckland region and create a transition plan for farmers to move towards permaculture production.

    Initiate a retreat from waterways to allow more reserve around them, mitigate flood risks, and recreate healthy ecosystems.

  • Prioritising water infrastructure is needed to renew piping and prevent sewerage going into stormwater pipes that pollute our beaches.

    New suburbs - water infrastructure needs to be installed in new subdivisions with a 30-year capacity to cope with an increase in population.

  • Continue working with Watercare to increase the volume of water available and reduce leaks in our Auckland pipes.

    Continue encouraging everyone in Auckland to use water wisely and cherish this precious resource.

    Continue supporting Auckland firefighters in using recycled water in modified skip bins to carry out firefighting exercises pump training.

  • Abolish intensive animal agriculture to protect freshwater.

    Establish stricter nitrogen loading limits.

    Protect and restore forest and wetland ecosystems for riparian management.

  • The better quality the water, the less chlorine is needed in sterilization of it. With knowledge comes power.

    Water saving actually comes down to tapware design and technology. Ryan would be one of very few who are aware of this.

    Reduce Auckland's water consumption by a 1/4 with nuts-n-bolts technology and tapware design.

  • Continually monitor water quality and provide up to date information to the public so Aucklanders can enjoy our rivers and beaches safely.

    Invest in education and enforcement to address household and industrial pollution of our waterways.

    Support information and incentives for Aucklanders to use rainwater tanks to reduce storm water run-off and demand on treated potable water.

  • Oppose any illegal, central government asset grab of Auckland's drinking water, stormwater and wastewater infrastructure, under Three Waters.

    Oppose any undemocratic moves to install unelected co-governance seats at council, seeking to steal water assets, under 'Three Waters' pretence.

    Complete the central interceptor project as quickly as possible, in order to stop sewerage from entering into Auckland's waterways.

  • Fight to maintain control of water assets so that unelected bureaucracy does not lead to poorer water quality and cost outcomes.

    Maintain all council's existing water quality and management practices.

    Increase public transparency of Watercare's key water quality initiatives and performance measures.

  • Educate and incentivise Aucklanders to conserve water at all times and use only what is necessary, and fix all leaks and losses.

    Provide incentives for tanks to be built on properties to recycle stormwater runoff for use in gardens, and toilets and general cleaning.

    Consider a user-pays tax on all upstream users that compensates downstream users for excessive use.

  • More effective partnerships with commercial and industrial waste producers to look at incentives to boost waste reduction in our waterways.

    Improve management of Kaipara, Manukau and Waitematā harbours including Hauraki Gulf with better local engagement and more effective actions.

    A new council performance framework and citizen dashboard to monitor and publish key performance indicators, eg water quality, dam levels.

  • Oppose Three Waters.

    Increase catchment.

    Prevent wastage in water care.

  • Protect all water quality by avoiding the use of all unnecessary toxic and polluting substances and practices eg, glyphosate use terminated.

    Investigate how water quality can be enhanced with measures such as rain gardens, swales, and flow forms

    STOP the siltation from erosion at kerbs and roadsides by not baring the earth with poisons, and appropriate plantings, such as wild flowers.

  • Create a new waterway cleanup task force to manage and maintain our freshwater Auckland-wide.

  • Improve freshwater quality greatly with scheduled, supportive and professional assistance on daily basis.

    Fix land use affecting water resources in expedient, prudent and conservative ways, without limiting the current users.

    Innovate irrigation and its supportive necessary services and requirements with expedience, timely and effective consistency.

  • Stop pollution of urban and suburban waterways by getting the Watercare Central Interceptor pipeline back on track and finished.

    Making the most of our beautiful harbours. Reduce pollution by increasing the use of of silt interceptors for open earthworks.

    Encourage community groups like Sea Cleaners (which I am a trustee of) to be active in city waterways.

  • Invest in localised collection and distribution of fresh water to reduce load on an aging system of delivery and create community resilience.

    Abolish meat and dairy farming within the Auckland region and create a transition plan for farmers to move towards permaculture production.

    Initiate a retreat from waterways to allow more reserve around them, mitigate flood risks, and recreate healthy ecosystems.

  • Prioritising water infrastructure is needed to renew piping and prevent sewerage going into stormwater pipes that pollute our beaches.

    New suburbs - water infrastructure needs to be installed in new subdivisions with a 30-year capacity to cope with an increase in population.

  • Continue working with Watercare to increase the volume of water available and reduce leaks in our Auckland pipes.

    Continue encouraging everyone in Auckland to use water wisely and cherish this precious resource.

    Continue supporting Auckland firefighters in using recycled water in modified skip bins to carry out firefighting exercises pump training.

  • Abolish intensive animal agriculture to protect freshwater.

    Establish stricter nitrogen loading limits.

    Protect and restore forest and wetland ecosystems for riparian management.

  • The better quality the water, the less chlorine is needed in sterilization of it. With knowledge comes power.

    Water saving actually comes down to tapware design and technology. Ryan would be one of very few who are aware of this.

    Reduce Auckland's water consumption by a 1/4 with nuts-n-bolts technology and tapware design.

  • Continually monitor water quality and provide up to date information to the public so Aucklanders can enjoy our rivers and beaches safely.

    Invest in education and enforcement to address household and industrial pollution of our waterways.

    Support information and incentives for Aucklanders to use rainwater tanks to reduce storm water run-off and demand on treated potable water.

  • Oppose any illegal, central government asset grab of Auckland's drinking water, stormwater and wastewater infrastructure, under Three Waters.

    Oppose any undemocratic moves to install unelected co-governance seats at council, seeking to steal water assets, under 'Three Waters' pretence.

    Complete the central interceptor project as quickly as possible, in order to stop sewerage from entering into Auckland's waterways.

  • Fight to maintain control of water assets so that unelected bureaucracy does not lead to poorer water quality and cost outcomes.

    Maintain all council's existing water quality and management practices.

    Increase public transparency of Watercare's key water quality initiatives and performance measures.

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