Hastings District Council

Takitimu Māori 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). Three councillors will be elected from the Takitimu Māori 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.

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.

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  • Continue to provide access to recycling depots in rural areas.

    Better understand the recommendation for a separate Three Waters Entity for Hawke's Bay with Central Government.

    Better understand the opportunities of the Three Waters Reform for the Hastings District.

  • Ensure clean drinking water for all communities within the district.

    Remove barriers for businesses and people to minimise the generation of rubbish.

    Look at water pollution and its impact on recreational activities and the environment.

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  • Continue to provide access to recycling depots in rural areas.

    Better understand the recommendation for a separate Three Waters Entity for Hawke's Bay with Central Government.

    Better understand the opportunities of the Three Waters Reform for the Hastings District.

  • Ensure clean drinking water for all communities within the district.

    Remove barriers for businesses and people to minimise the generation of rubbish.

    Look at water pollution and its impact on recreational activities and the environment.

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