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.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

  • Improve maintenance, satisfaction, safety and service levels across the Hurunui local roading network.

    Promotion and provision for walking and riding strategy and safe networks/paths which encourage active lifestyles and cleaner transport options.

    Investigate opportunities for public bus services to and from Amberley. Support initiatives aiding connectivity, eg Amberley-Rangiora shuttle.

  • Work with our contractors to maintain our extensive roading network to the highest possible standard achievable within our budget.

    Lobby Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency), to increase their subsidy to Hurunui District Council, to reflect our ratepayer to road length ratio, so we can do more.

    Work to future proof our roading network for alternative fuel access, charging stations, rest facilities and service provision.

  • Look at installing "limited speed zones" on high risk intersections within the South Ward.

    Consult with the community on a bus route between Amberley and Rangiora or alternatively a shuttle service – on a return daily basis.

  • Fully support AmberleyNZ forthcoming consultation re walking, cycling, transport, SH1 issues, and safety matters.

    Work hard with South Ward and council to implement consultation feedback as best we can, soonest.

  • Promote public transport in partnership with the Regional Council to connect the district with the Airport and Christchurch central city.

    Be proactive with roading maintenance and lobby Waka Kotahi to ensure districts roading network is not ignored in favour of other areas.

    Ensure any new subdivision has roading and footpaths (both sides) installed that are future proofed and allow for ease of commuting.

  • Develop and promote safe cycleway routes across the district.

    Maintain roading/bridges so all ratepayers have safe and accessible roads. Mitigate slips and washouts.

  • Improve maintenance, satisfaction, safety and service levels across the Hurunui local roading network.

    Promotion and provision for walking and riding strategy and safe networks/paths which encourage active lifestyles and cleaner transport options.

    Investigate opportunities for public bus services to and from Amberley. Support initiatives aiding connectivity, eg Amberley-Rangiora shuttle.

  • Work with our contractors to maintain our extensive roading network to the highest possible standard achievable within our budget.

    Lobby Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency), to increase their subsidy to Hurunui District Council, to reflect our ratepayer to road length ratio, so we can do more.

    Work to future proof our roading network for alternative fuel access, charging stations, rest facilities and service provision.

  • Look at installing "limited speed zones" on high risk intersections within the South Ward.

    Consult with the community on a bus route between Amberley and Rangiora or alternatively a shuttle service – on a return daily basis.

  • Fully support AmberleyNZ forthcoming consultation re walking, cycling, transport, SH1 issues, and safety matters.

    Work hard with South Ward and council to implement consultation feedback as best we can, soonest.

  • Promote public transport in partnership with the Regional Council to connect the district with the Airport and Christchurch central city.

    Be proactive with roading maintenance and lobby Waka Kotahi to ensure districts roading network is not ignored in favour of other areas.

    Ensure any new subdivision has roading and footpaths (both sides) installed that are future proofed and allow for ease of commuting.

  • Develop and promote safe cycleway routes across the district.

    Maintain roading/bridges so all ratepayers have safe and accessible roads. Mitigate slips and washouts.