Hurunui District Council

South Ward
The Hurunui 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 10 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Four councillors will be elected from the South 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 Hurunui District Council election.

Recreation and culture

From parks and libraries to museums and art galleries, councils can be a key supporter of sporting, recreational and cultural events that bring communities to life. Community facilities, including sports grounds and town halls, are often owned and run by councils.

Recreation and culture

From parks and libraries to museums and art galleries, councils can be a key supporter of sporting, recreational and cultural events that bring communities to life. Community facilities, including sports grounds and town halls, are often owned and run by councils.

  • Maintain and service public facilities to a high level.

    Restrict liquor outlet stores, preferencing restaurants/bars instead.

    Promote Hurunui District for festival and sporting events.

  • Engage in and promote a diverse range of sporting, outdoor, cultural and artistic community events in order to further connect people.

    Support the review (inclusive of community engagement) of the Hurunui District Local Alcohol Policy to reflect our unique communities needs.

    Ensure maintenance and improvement of indoor and outdoor community spaces throughout the district including development of the Eastern Reserve.

  • Promote dog parks in urban areas.

    Promote festivals/events that benefit and spotlight the regions beauty, history and industries.

    Continue to listen to the community where liquor licencing and similar developments/issues threaten the region's quality of life.

  • Ensure that gaming machines are limited to the current number (or less) currently installed across the Hurunui region – "sinking lid" policy.

    Ensure no further bottle stores are built/leased within the Amberley area.

  • Work with community and stakeholders to further develop the Eastern Reserve as a sports facility and "village green."

    Welcome and support our international and domestic migrants into our district, to be part of a diverse and inclusive community.

    Support and promote our Hurunui Walk/Ride pathways throughout the District and seek a pathway to connect Amberley Township with the Beach.

  • Fully support forthcoming AmberleyNZ consultation program re Amberley community wants and needs on facilities and social issues.

    Will do whatever possible to ensure South Ward committee and council implement consultation outcomes.

  • Maintain and service public facilities to a high level.

    Restrict liquor outlet stores, preferencing restaurants/bars instead.

    Promote Hurunui District for festival and sporting events.

  • Engage in and promote a diverse range of sporting, outdoor, cultural and artistic community events in order to further connect people.

    Support the review (inclusive of community engagement) of the Hurunui District Local Alcohol Policy to reflect our unique communities needs.

    Ensure maintenance and improvement of indoor and outdoor community spaces throughout the district including development of the Eastern Reserve.

  • Promote dog parks in urban areas.

    Promote festivals/events that benefit and spotlight the regions beauty, history and industries.

    Continue to listen to the community where liquor licencing and similar developments/issues threaten the region's quality of life.

  • Ensure that gaming machines are limited to the current number (or less) currently installed across the Hurunui region – "sinking lid" policy.

    Ensure no further bottle stores are built/leased within the Amberley area.

  • Work with community and stakeholders to further develop the Eastern Reserve as a sports facility and "village green."

    Welcome and support our international and domestic migrants into our district, to be part of a diverse and inclusive community.

    Support and promote our Hurunui Walk/Ride pathways throughout the District and seek a pathway to connect Amberley Township with the Beach.

  • Fully support forthcoming AmberleyNZ consultation program re Amberley community wants and needs on facilities and social issues.

    Will do whatever possible to ensure South Ward committee and council implement consultation outcomes.