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.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

  • Vast improvement on public transport is required, it's not working. Walking/cycling in safety has never been looked at but will.

    Road safety, improved roading in the Far North will happen. Currently, it's a joke, that will change with the new mayor.

    Airport should be expanded for bigger planes. Maritime transport will be expanded for future business investments.

  • Implement the long awaited plans for improved unsealed road maintenance.

    Support Northland Transport Alliance (NTA) to develop a seal matrix and supporting business case for traction seals and other sites that don't meet dust matrix criteria.

    Increase public transport availability.

  • Address the significant traffic issues in Kerikeri town centre.

    Ensure central government adequately maintains our state highway network so that it is resilient in our frequent extreme weather events.

    Advocate for on demand public transport options to enable satellite communities of our main townships equitable access to services.

  • Work closely with Te Arawhiti and tupu Tonu in realising the aspiration of hapū and the Asset Schedule in the Paprahi o Te Raki claims.

    Begin the transition of council-owned assets which belong to hapū back to the hapū in recognition of co-governance and Te Tiriti.

  • Advocate for the immediate repair of the two damaged bridges on SH10, and the Hokianga roads to Kaitāia become State Highway extensions.

    Improved transparent system for reporting, triaging and responding to road repairs, ongoing maintenance, repeat hotspots. RFS system updated.

    Identify alternative transport options and funding. Carpooling/ride share. Improve roads for biking. Cycleways. Community van network.

  • Continue advocacy in Wellington to ensure we get access to our fair share of modal funding out of the National Land Transport Fund.

    Embed our walking and cycling strategies into the Regional Land Transport Plan and District Plan to ensure traction on deliverability.

    Connect the Far North to Auckland in a more resilient and safe route, this has long been our agreed regional priority. I will continue to lobby.

  • Advocate for changes to the roading funding model to better maintain the vital rural goods and services links driving our economy.

    Complete and extend the key cycle routes that attract visitors to our region and support the associated services, industries and businesses.

    Improve the construction and maintenance of our roads, increase passing lane opportunities and create a timeline to replace ageing bridges.

  • Vast improvement on public transport is required, it's not working. Walking/cycling in safety has never been looked at but will.

    Road safety, improved roading in the Far North will happen. Currently, it's a joke, that will change with the new mayor.

    Airport should be expanded for bigger planes. Maritime transport will be expanded for future business investments.

  • Implement the long awaited plans for improved unsealed road maintenance.

    Support Northland Transport Alliance (NTA) to develop a seal matrix and supporting business case for traction seals and other sites that don't meet dust matrix criteria.

    Increase public transport availability.

  • Address the significant traffic issues in Kerikeri town centre.

    Ensure central government adequately maintains our state highway network so that it is resilient in our frequent extreme weather events.

    Advocate for on demand public transport options to enable satellite communities of our main townships equitable access to services.

  • Work closely with Te Arawhiti and tupu Tonu in realising the aspiration of hapū and the Asset Schedule in the Paprahi o Te Raki claims.

    Begin the transition of council-owned assets which belong to hapū back to the hapū in recognition of co-governance and Te Tiriti.

  • Advocate for the immediate repair of the two damaged bridges on SH10, and the Hokianga roads to Kaitāia become State Highway extensions.

    Improved transparent system for reporting, triaging and responding to road repairs, ongoing maintenance, repeat hotspots. RFS system updated.

    Identify alternative transport options and funding. Carpooling/ride share. Improve roads for biking. Cycleways. Community van network.

  • Continue advocacy in Wellington to ensure we get access to our fair share of modal funding out of the National Land Transport Fund.

    Embed our walking and cycling strategies into the Regional Land Transport Plan and District Plan to ensure traction on deliverability.

    Connect the Far North to Auckland in a more resilient and safe route, this has long been our agreed regional priority. I will continue to lobby.

  • Advocate for changes to the roading funding model to better maintain the vital rural goods and services links driving our economy.

    Complete and extend the key cycle routes that attract visitors to our region and support the associated services, industries and businesses.

    Improve the construction and maintenance of our roads, increase passing lane opportunities and create a timeline to replace ageing bridges.