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.

Environment

Local governments play a central role in protecting the environment, reducing waste and safeguarding biodiversity. The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for local councils, which work with regional councils in the management of water resources in their area.

Environment

Local governments play a central role in protecting the environment, reducing waste and safeguarding biodiversity. The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for local councils, which work with regional councils in the management of water resources in their area.

  • Work with the CEO, staff and the community to ensure our water and wastewater consents are compliant and meet environmental compliance.

    Support increased resource recovery collection points. Work with the community to address the egregious matter of fly tipping.

    Develop reserve management plans where appropriate to do so that consider how biodiversity and pest control will be managed and implemented.

  • A lot more conversation is required as to who owns the water as it travels around the region and more accountability for the supply of clean water.

    Total eradication of all unwanted pest species from Far North, it has worked on Motutapu Island via commitment and dedication.

    Council-funded waste stations for all waste need an increase.

  • Make the government accountable to the infrastructural support promised in the Three Waters.

  • Create a waste management contract that is fit for purpose and delivers for all of our communities.

    Ensure every community centre has council serviced rubbish and recycle bins.

  • Review and update the current waste management contract to ensure it meets the community's expectations.

    Create a collaborative action plan with all stakeholders to ensure biosecurity/pest control management is coordinated and responsive.

    Review policies to encourage installation of approved modern safe wastewater systems in rural communities.

  • Promote efficient use of water, manage the demand and protect against waste or misuse of water.

    Protect our water supply, rivers and streams and surrounding environment from contamination from waste treatment systems.

    Improve waste minimisation and use of natural resources with effective education and incentives in the community.

  • Investigate wastewater disposal to land and off-the-shelf wastewater plants; support communities with private innovative solutions.

    Advocate on behalf of landowners for assistance with fencing and pest control; permit carbon farming of their native forests.

    Establish community recycling, repurpose and re-use centres. Divert green waste to other uses; create a supportive solid waste contract.

  • Work with the CEO, staff and the community to ensure our water and wastewater consents are compliant and meet environmental compliance.

    Support increased resource recovery collection points. Work with the community to address the egregious matter of fly tipping.

    Develop reserve management plans where appropriate to do so that consider how biodiversity and pest control will be managed and implemented.

  • A lot more conversation is required as to who owns the water as it travels around the region and more accountability for the supply of clean water.

    Total eradication of all unwanted pest species from Far North, it has worked on Motutapu Island via commitment and dedication.

    Council-funded waste stations for all waste need an increase.

  • Make the government accountable to the infrastructural support promised in the Three Waters.

  • Create a waste management contract that is fit for purpose and delivers for all of our communities.

    Ensure every community centre has council serviced rubbish and recycle bins.

  • Review and update the current waste management contract to ensure it meets the community's expectations.

    Create a collaborative action plan with all stakeholders to ensure biosecurity/pest control management is coordinated and responsive.

    Review policies to encourage installation of approved modern safe wastewater systems in rural communities.

  • Promote efficient use of water, manage the demand and protect against waste or misuse of water.

    Protect our water supply, rivers and streams and surrounding environment from contamination from waste treatment systems.

    Improve waste minimisation and use of natural resources with effective education and incentives in the community.

  • Investigate wastewater disposal to land and off-the-shelf wastewater plants; support communities with private innovative solutions.

    Advocate on behalf of landowners for assistance with fencing and pest control; permit carbon farming of their native forests.

    Establish community recycling, repurpose and re-use centres. Divert green waste to other uses; create a supportive solid waste contract.