Mayor of Invercargill

The mayor is the leader of the council. Their job is to promote a vision for the city and lead the development of the council’s plans, policies and budget. The mayor appoints the deputy mayor, establishes committees for particular topics, and appoints chairs for those committees. 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 Invercargill City Council mayoral election.

Environment

Local governments play a central role in protecting the environment, reducing waste and safeguarding biodiversity. The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for local councils, which work with regional councils in the management of water resources in their area.

Environment

Local governments play a central role in protecting the environment, reducing waste and safeguarding biodiversity. The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for local councils, which work with regional councils in the management of water resources in their area.

  • Lead conversations about urban native bird life and how to protect. Identify pollutants. Solve. We need clean rivers.

    Maintain cat population as domestic pets which are not allowed to hunt birds. Possum, rat, pest culling. Encourage kiwi into our backyards!

    Educate citizens about the estuary and its ecological role.

  • Leverage our city's strong Three Waters position by working proactively with government to deliver the best value and services to ratepayers.

    Work collaboratively with Southland's two other territorial authorities to achieve sustainable waste minimisation solutions.

    Make Bluff Hill and Bluff predator free.

  • New waste management strategies to screen products brought into the region. e.g. Only buying bottles of one colour, to enhance re-usability.

    New waste management strategies to reuse waste locally, building relationships in community for micro-manufacturing using waste.

    Work with food growers in the region, empowering them to diversify their food product range and distribute portions locally.

  • Promote best practices in the protection of the environment and the wider community.

    Commit to continuous improvement of our environmental performance and prevention of pollution.

    Advocate for city business district (CBD) recycling stations.

  • Create an alternative water supply for the city – test bores not finalised after many years.

    Manage waste minimisation to ensure all plastics and glass do not go to the landfill.

    Support Recycle South (SdE) who have just implemented a plastic pelletizer plant that can clean, pelletize and recycle all plastics.

  • Commit council to support local recycling contract to stay local such as recycle south.

    commit council to create glass recycling hub exchanges around the city, address e-waste minimization and plastic re-purpose opportunities.

    Commit Council to provide a reliable treated water supply to Invercargill and Bluff which met current drinking water standards.

  • Commit council to collaboration with existing environmental networks to enhance and develop meaningful environmental kaitiaki-stewardship.

    Commit council to collaborating with existing local waste management groups, provide support to to advance clean technology and manage waste.

    Commit council to full and comprehensive practical environmental education program, reaching all groups and people. Focus: climate mitigation.

  • Investigate what further support can be given to existing community groups involved in biodiversity and pest control projects.

    Take action to clean up water quality next to the former dump site next to the estuary.

    Conduct a proper review of the Waste Minimisation Plan in 2023, recognising the existing one is a carry-over because of the pandemic.

  • Lead conversations about urban native bird life and how to protect. Identify pollutants. Solve. We need clean rivers.

    Maintain cat population as domestic pets which are not allowed to hunt birds. Possum, rat, pest culling. Encourage kiwi into our backyards!

    Educate citizens about the estuary and its ecological role.

  • Leverage our city's strong Three Waters position by working proactively with government to deliver the best value and services to ratepayers.

    Work collaboratively with Southland's two other territorial authorities to achieve sustainable waste minimisation solutions.

    Make Bluff Hill and Bluff predator free.

  • New waste management strategies to screen products brought into the region. e.g. Only buying bottles of one colour, to enhance re-usability.

    New waste management strategies to reuse waste locally, building relationships in community for micro-manufacturing using waste.

    Work with food growers in the region, empowering them to diversify their food product range and distribute portions locally.

  • Promote best practices in the protection of the environment and the wider community.

    Commit to continuous improvement of our environmental performance and prevention of pollution.

    Advocate for city business district (CBD) recycling stations.

  • Create an alternative water supply for the city – test bores not finalised after many years.

    Manage waste minimisation to ensure all plastics and glass do not go to the landfill.

    Support Recycle South (SdE) who have just implemented a plastic pelletizer plant that can clean, pelletize and recycle all plastics.

  • Commit council to support local recycling contract to stay local such as recycle south.

    commit council to create glass recycling hub exchanges around the city, address e-waste minimization and plastic re-purpose opportunities.

    Commit Council to provide a reliable treated water supply to Invercargill and Bluff which met current drinking water standards.

  • Commit council to collaboration with existing environmental networks to enhance and develop meaningful environmental kaitiaki-stewardship.

    Commit council to collaborating with existing local waste management groups, provide support to to advance clean technology and manage waste.

    Commit council to full and comprehensive practical environmental education program, reaching all groups and people. Focus: climate mitigation.

  • Investigate what further support can be given to existing community groups involved in biodiversity and pest control projects.

    Take action to clean up water quality next to the former dump site next to the estuary.

    Conduct a proper review of the Waste Minimisation Plan in 2023, recognising the existing one is a carry-over because of the pandemic.