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.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

  • Establish a new solid waste contract that will enable greater resource recycling and create local employment plus reduce GHG emissions.

    Complete an update of three waters asset management plans and asset conditions, plus the rating impact Three Waters reforms will cause us.

    Enable services policies to be shaped by communities, enabling them to define their level of service and influence their rates.

  • More resource recovery and access to refuse disposal to address the horrific challenge of fly tipping.

    Work with the community on what our new district maintenance contract should cover and what those costs look like. Strike the right balance.

    Three Waters is theft of your assets. However, if we want to keep them we need to accept that responsibility comes with costs.

  • Hold the government accountable in the complete overall of our Three Waters infrastructure. Pay and then continue to support the council.

  • Plan a way forward with the new diverse council team and key stakeholders to respond to Three Waters, infrastructure reforms and Resource Management Act changes.

    Promote a regional culture that grows ownership/pride in all our towns alongside takiwa roopu, garden/landcare and residents/ratepayers groups.

    Support development of a more sustainable and affordable waste management system that encourages recovery, reduction and reward.

  • Standardise kerbside rubbish and recycling across the district.

    Equal service delivery so that every community looks good, feels great and is proud to be a part of the Far North district.

    Support culturally appropriate wastewater disposal across the district.

  • Council will be fully funding new waste centres.

    Three Waters, accountability information needs addressing and on who own the water as it travels around the region. Council bylaws don't work.

    Dog control, new, better-trained staff including management. NO fees for working dogs. Training/care centers for dog ownership to vet level.

  • Provide sustainable wastewater infrastructure that does not impact on our kaimoana, swimming or drinking water.

    Lead the district in waste minimisation by moving to a plastic-free and zero-waste initiative in council, and encourage others to do the same.

    Review our rubbish collection, cleaning and mowing contracts and have workshops with locals to revamp the services, ensuring value and local input.

  • Establish a new solid waste contract that will enable greater resource recycling and create local employment plus reduce GHG emissions.

    Complete an update of three waters asset management plans and asset conditions, plus the rating impact Three Waters reforms will cause us.

    Enable services policies to be shaped by communities, enabling them to define their level of service and influence their rates.

  • More resource recovery and access to refuse disposal to address the horrific challenge of fly tipping.

    Work with the community on what our new district maintenance contract should cover and what those costs look like. Strike the right balance.

    Three Waters is theft of your assets. However, if we want to keep them we need to accept that responsibility comes with costs.

  • Hold the government accountable in the complete overall of our Three Waters infrastructure. Pay and then continue to support the council.

  • Plan a way forward with the new diverse council team and key stakeholders to respond to Three Waters, infrastructure reforms and Resource Management Act changes.

    Promote a regional culture that grows ownership/pride in all our towns alongside takiwa roopu, garden/landcare and residents/ratepayers groups.

    Support development of a more sustainable and affordable waste management system that encourages recovery, reduction and reward.

  • Standardise kerbside rubbish and recycling across the district.

    Equal service delivery so that every community looks good, feels great and is proud to be a part of the Far North district.

    Support culturally appropriate wastewater disposal across the district.

  • Council will be fully funding new waste centres.

    Three Waters, accountability information needs addressing and on who own the water as it travels around the region. Council bylaws don't work.

    Dog control, new, better-trained staff including management. NO fees for working dogs. Training/care centers for dog ownership to vet level.

  • Provide sustainable wastewater infrastructure that does not impact on our kaimoana, swimming or drinking water.

    Lead the district in waste minimisation by moving to a plastic-free and zero-waste initiative in council, and encourage others to do the same.

    Review our rubbish collection, cleaning and mowing contracts and have workshops with locals to revamp the services, ensuring value and local input.