Horizons Regional Council

Horowhenua General Constituency

The Horizons Regional Council is the regional council for the Manawatū-Whanganui region. It 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 14 councillors. Councillors are elected to represent constituencies (areas in the region). Two councillors will be elected from the Horowhenua constituency. 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 Horizons Regional Council election.

Rates and revenue

The work of local government is funded mainly by property taxes in the local area, known as rates. This makes up around 60% of council expenditure, with the rest coming from user charges, investment income, regulatory fees and roading subsidies. Councils can also borrow money to spread the cost of large investments such as infrastructure over a longer period of time.

Rates and revenue

The work of local government is funded mainly by property taxes in the local area, known as rates. This makes up around 60% of council expenditure, with the rest coming from user charges, investment income, regulatory fees and roading subsidies. Councils can also borrow money to spread the cost of large investments such as infrastructure over a longer period of time.

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  • Ensure council investments achieve more outcomes than just financial return. Ideally, environmental, climate adaption, and social.

    Support the review and restructure of the complex rating system for drains and catchment schemes. It needs simplification.

    Focus on outcomes the communities and environment need and use the outcomes to set strategic direction and rating needs.

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  • Ensure council investments achieve more outcomes than just financial return. Ideally, environmental, climate adaption, and social.

    Support the review and restructure of the complex rating system for drains and catchment schemes. It needs simplification.

    Focus on outcomes the communities and environment need and use the outcomes to set strategic direction and rating needs.

  • No policies provided

  • No policies provided