Hastings District Council

Hastings-Havelock North General Ward
The Hastings 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 15 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Seven councillors will be elected from the Hastings-Havelock North ward. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Hastings 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.

  • Commit to support civil defence organisations to continue to keep us safe when we need them.

  • Identify, manage and mitigate risks to our coastal communities due to climate change by adopting the regional Coastal Hazard Strategy.

    Improve community resilience in a disaster by completing our water storage projects.

    Plan for increased droughts and flooding through ring-fenced recovery funds, built up over time.

  • Commit to representing those who want to ask questions regarding the strong and more frequent extreme weather disasters.

    Advocate for more civil defence support and emergency preparation for the community.

    Advocate for education around earthquakes, especially for school children and families.

    Commit to representing those who want to ask questions regarding the strong and more frequent extreme weather disasters.

    Advocate for more civil defence support and emergency preparation for the community.

    Advocate for education around earthquakes, especially for school children and families.

  • Mainstream climate and resilience considerations in council's policy, plans, investments and operations.

  • Commit council to offer more support to households for recycling. We are not planning for climate change anymore – it's here.

    Raise more awareness about the impacts of climate change on the individual so as to make it relevant to them.

    Commit to council leading the way – electric vehicles, using public transport, encouraging use of cycles etc. Incentives to do this will help.

  • Ensure action rather than reaction for the impacts of global warming. It's already here! Proper preparation for flood, drought and earthquake.

    Eliminate greenhouse emissions, drilling and other planetary destructive practices! Invest in regenerable/natural low impact energy sources.

    Encourage natural forest regeneration projects. Restore ecosystems for native flora and fauna while creating carbon neutralizing zones.

  • Continue to identify and monitor areas in the Hastings district impacted by adverse weather events in addition to those in the HDC LTP.

    Educate those in the Hastings district about how adverse weather events may affect them personally and those in businesses/industry

    Work with central government to implement means of reducing causes of possible climate change in communities e.g. reducing carbon emissions.

  • Commit to reducing carbon emissions.

    Commit to adopting climate friendly policies.

  • Commit to support civil defence organisations to continue to keep us safe when we need them.

  • Identify, manage and mitigate risks to our coastal communities due to climate change by adopting the regional Coastal Hazard Strategy.

    Improve community resilience in a disaster by completing our water storage projects.

    Plan for increased droughts and flooding through ring-fenced recovery funds, built up over time.

  • Commit to representing those who want to ask questions regarding the strong and more frequent extreme weather disasters.

    Advocate for more civil defence support and emergency preparation for the community.

    Advocate for education around earthquakes, especially for school children and families.

    Commit to representing those who want to ask questions regarding the strong and more frequent extreme weather disasters.

    Advocate for more civil defence support and emergency preparation for the community.

    Advocate for education around earthquakes, especially for school children and families.

  • Mainstream climate and resilience considerations in council's policy, plans, investments and operations.

  • Commit council to offer more support to households for recycling. We are not planning for climate change anymore – it's here.

    Raise more awareness about the impacts of climate change on the individual so as to make it relevant to them.

    Commit to council leading the way – electric vehicles, using public transport, encouraging use of cycles etc. Incentives to do this will help.

  • Ensure action rather than reaction for the impacts of global warming. It's already here! Proper preparation for flood, drought and earthquake.

    Eliminate greenhouse emissions, drilling and other planetary destructive practices! Invest in regenerable/natural low impact energy sources.

    Encourage natural forest regeneration projects. Restore ecosystems for native flora and fauna while creating carbon neutralizing zones.

  • Continue to identify and monitor areas in the Hastings district impacted by adverse weather events in addition to those in the HDC LTP.

    Educate those in the Hastings district about how adverse weather events may affect them personally and those in businesses/industry

    Work with central government to implement means of reducing causes of possible climate change in communities e.g. reducing carbon emissions.

  • Commit to reducing carbon emissions.

    Commit to adopting climate friendly policies.