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.

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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  • Advocate for stormwater discharge to be treated before entering sensitive environments such as Lake Horowhenua and Manawatū River Estuary.

    Support increased monitoring of waterways to help inform interventions to improve water quality.

    Halt the continued urban sprawl which takes land from production and nature. Urban sprawl delivers a range of negative outcomes and costs.

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  • Advocate for stormwater discharge to be treated before entering sensitive environments such as Lake Horowhenua and Manawatū River Estuary.

    Support increased monitoring of waterways to help inform interventions to improve water quality.

    Halt the continued urban sprawl which takes land from production and nature. Urban sprawl delivers a range of negative outcomes and costs.

  • No policies provided

  • No policies provided