Mayor of Kaipara

The mayor is the leader of the council. Their job is to promote a vision for the district 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 single transferable vote (STV) election, so you vote by ranking the candidates on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Kaipara District Council mayoral election.

Climate change and resilience

Climate change poses a huge challenge for communities as more frequent extreme weather events require us to rethink how we live and where. Local authorities are at the forefront of efforts to respond, with responsibilities for environmental planning and regulation, as well as civil defence. Many councils have plans to reduce emissions in their area and are working to help their communities adapt to a warming world.

Climate change and resilience

Climate change poses a huge challenge for communities as more frequent extreme weather events require us to rethink how we live and where. Local authorities are at the forefront of efforts to respond, with responsibilities for environmental planning and regulation, as well as civil defence. Many councils have plans to reduce emissions in their area and are working to help their communities adapt to a warming world.

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  • Work with communities to identify key risks and develop and implement strategies to address them.

    Support our regional civil defence and emergency management services to prepare for and manage events that threaten our resilience.

    Reduce council's contribution to greenhouse gases.

  • Maintain and improve council's flood protection infrastructure, including maintaining the stopbanks of Kaipara's 29 land drainage districts.

    Promote the reduction of household and business waste to landfill by improving recycling services, and fostering a 'small bin' culture.

    Transport networks are considered for all transport modes and levels of mobility: Footpaths and roads are safe; walking and cycling is accessible.

  • Adapting to climate change in consultation with all stakeholders so a balanced approach can be finalised.

    Invest in renewable energy, switch to sustainable transport.

    Propagate responsible farming. Restore nature to absorb more carbon.

  • Support ongoing adaptation for future climate challenges.

    Lobby for climate policies which are based on empirical evidence rather than alarmist modelling.

  • No policies provided

  • No policies provided

Show/hide candidate names
  • Work with communities to identify key risks and develop and implement strategies to address them.

    Support our regional civil defence and emergency management services to prepare for and manage events that threaten our resilience.

    Reduce council's contribution to greenhouse gases.

  • Maintain and improve council's flood protection infrastructure, including maintaining the stopbanks of Kaipara's 29 land drainage districts.

    Promote the reduction of household and business waste to landfill by improving recycling services, and fostering a 'small bin' culture.

    Transport networks are considered for all transport modes and levels of mobility: Footpaths and roads are safe; walking and cycling is accessible.

  • Adapting to climate change in consultation with all stakeholders so a balanced approach can be finalised.

    Invest in renewable energy, switch to sustainable transport.

    Propagate responsible farming. Restore nature to absorb more carbon.

  • Support ongoing adaptation for future climate challenges.

    Lobby for climate policies which are based on empirical evidence rather than alarmist modelling.

  • No policies provided

  • No policies provided