Greater Wellington Regional Council

Te Awa Kairangi ki Uta/Upper Hutt Constituency

The Greater Wellington Regional Council makes decisions about managing resources in the region, such as air, water, soil and the coastline. It also carries out plant and pest control, helps prepare for natural disasters, and is involved in regional transport. The council is made up of 13 councillors. Councillors are elected to represent constituencies (areas in the region). One councillor will be elected from the Te Awa Kairangi ki Uta/Upper Hutt constituency. 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 Greater Wellington Regional 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.

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  • Provide Upper Hutt with a clear, published plan on how the city will be supplied should a civil emergency isolate the city from the region.

    Plant natives in the significant open areas along the Hutt River from south of Birchville and Totara Park. This provides multiple benefits.

    Protect council grazing land for farming and youth education and so demonstrating best farming practice. Battle Hill is a great example.

  • Fund a fully electric bus fleet by 2030.

    End grazing in regional parks as soon as practicable.

    Purchase non-diesel (electric/ battery hybrid) trains for inter-regional travel.

  • Prepare for the future. Our region is exposed to significant costly disaster risks. We must invest strategically in disaster risk reduction.

    Invest wisely. Resilient infrastructure and climate change mitigation is expensive, requiring long-term thinking and fiscal responsibility.

    Reduce emissions. Find low-cost quick wins in sustainability with sensible evidence-based policies. Ensure transport networks are efficient.

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  • Provide Upper Hutt with a clear, published plan on how the city will be supplied should a civil emergency isolate the city from the region.

    Plant natives in the significant open areas along the Hutt River from south of Birchville and Totara Park. This provides multiple benefits.

    Protect council grazing land for farming and youth education and so demonstrating best farming practice. Battle Hill is a great example.

  • Fund a fully electric bus fleet by 2030.

    End grazing in regional parks as soon as practicable.

    Purchase non-diesel (electric/ battery hybrid) trains for inter-regional travel.

  • Prepare for the future. Our region is exposed to significant costly disaster risks. We must invest strategically in disaster risk reduction.

    Invest wisely. Resilient infrastructure and climate change mitigation is expensive, requiring long-term thinking and fiscal responsibility.

    Reduce emissions. Find low-cost quick wins in sustainability with sensible evidence-based policies. Ensure transport networks are efficient.