Mayor of Far North District

The mayor is the leader of the council. Their job is to promote a vision for the district 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 single transferable vote (STV) election, so you vote by ranking the candidates on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Far North District Council mayoral election.

Climate change and resilience

Climate change poses a huge challenge for communities as more frequent extreme weather events require us to rethink how we live and where. Local authorities are at the forefront of efforts to respond, with responsibilities for environmental planning and regulation, as well as civil defence. Many councils have plans to reduce emissions in their area and are working to help their communities adapt to a warming world.

Climate change and resilience

Climate change poses a huge challenge for communities as more frequent extreme weather events require us to rethink how we live and where. Local authorities are at the forefront of efforts to respond, with responsibilities for environmental planning and regulation, as well as civil defence. Many councils have plans to reduce emissions in their area and are working to help their communities adapt to a warming world.

  • Build resilience into our transport network.

    Ensure compliance with our wastewater and water consents.

    Support the interregional working party on climate change and adaption.

  • Commit council to investigate/implement reducing greenhouse gas and pollution.

    Over the next 50 years, we may need to adjust our farming processes for new products.

    Cannot grow as a region without a modern funded council to assist in that regional growth in all its forms.

  • Ensure that we walk the talk for the Te Tai Tokerau Climate Adaptation Strategy and Climate Change Roadmap that council has adopted.

    Commit to ensuring every settlement in the Far North has a community response plan for localised emergencies.

    Pressure central government for funding to ensure our transport networks are resilient in civil emergencies.

  • Ensure all council decisions are made through a climate change lens. Add to the decision making matrix at the end of agenda reports.

    Begin early engagement with communities around climate change and how we will need to adapt, ie managed retreat and land use.

    Make all council activities carbon neutral by 2030.

  • Make amendments to the Local Government Act introducing zero carbon emissions into the LTP.

  • Deliver on the intentions in the Te Tai Tokerau Climate Adaptation Strategy/Climate Change Roadmap with accountable performance targets.

    Activate community response planning in every community, updated to Northland Regional Council website for visibility, engage stakeholders, businesses, iwi, civil defence emergency management.

    Monitor, plan and anticipate climate/weather impacts and action responses through mapping, technology and staff/community voice reporting.

  • Follow the current climate change roadmap and partnerships with local communities, implementing evidence-based local solutions.

    Reduce GHG emissions by capping old landfills, using LED lighting, fleet electrification, renewable energy and creating carbon offsets.

    Create detention dams to protect infrastructure on flood plains, improve planning and zoning, and rebuild roads to weather storm events.

  • Build resilience into our transport network.

    Ensure compliance with our wastewater and water consents.

    Support the interregional working party on climate change and adaption.

  • Commit council to investigate/implement reducing greenhouse gas and pollution.

    Over the next 50 years, we may need to adjust our farming processes for new products.

    Cannot grow as a region without a modern funded council to assist in that regional growth in all its forms.

  • Ensure that we walk the talk for the Te Tai Tokerau Climate Adaptation Strategy and Climate Change Roadmap that council has adopted.

    Commit to ensuring every settlement in the Far North has a community response plan for localised emergencies.

    Pressure central government for funding to ensure our transport networks are resilient in civil emergencies.

  • Ensure all council decisions are made through a climate change lens. Add to the decision making matrix at the end of agenda reports.

    Begin early engagement with communities around climate change and how we will need to adapt, ie managed retreat and land use.

    Make all council activities carbon neutral by 2030.

  • Make amendments to the Local Government Act introducing zero carbon emissions into the LTP.

  • Deliver on the intentions in the Te Tai Tokerau Climate Adaptation Strategy/Climate Change Roadmap with accountable performance targets.

    Activate community response planning in every community, updated to Northland Regional Council website for visibility, engage stakeholders, businesses, iwi, civil defence emergency management.

    Monitor, plan and anticipate climate/weather impacts and action responses through mapping, technology and staff/community voice reporting.

  • Follow the current climate change roadmap and partnerships with local communities, implementing evidence-based local solutions.

    Reduce GHG emissions by capping old landfills, using LED lighting, fleet electrification, renewable energy and creating carbon offsets.

    Create detention dams to protect infrastructure on flood plains, improve planning and zoning, and rebuild roads to weather storm events.