Far North District Council

Ngā Tai o Tokerau Māori Ward
The Far North District Council provides local services and facilities, such as public transport, rubbish and recycling, libraries, parks, and recreation facilities. It also makes decisions about building and planning, local regulations, and infrastructure, such as water supply and sewerage. The council is made up of 10 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Four councillors will be elected from the Ngā Tai o Tokerau Māori ward. 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 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Collaborate with iwi and others to be carbon neutral by 2035- making annual incremental changes to make Papatuānuku well.

    Council to collaborate with other agencies and local work trusts to support kaitiakitanga initiatives of te taiāo and sustainable energy.

    Commit council to use, endorse and promote solar and renewable energy in all its buildings and reduce coastal erosion within the Far North.

  • A society should not implement climate policies which devastate their own economies and add debt to our already overburdened finances.

  • 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.

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

  • Collaborate with iwi and others to be carbon neutral by 2035- making annual incremental changes to make Papatuānuku well.

    Council to collaborate with other agencies and local work trusts to support kaitiakitanga initiatives of te taiāo and sustainable energy.

    Commit council to use, endorse and promote solar and renewable energy in all its buildings and reduce coastal erosion within the Far North.

  • A society should not implement climate policies which devastate their own economies and add debt to our already overburdened finances.