Kaipara District Council

Wairoa General Ward

The Kaipara 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 nine councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Three councillors will be elected from the Wairoa ward. 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 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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  • Commit to reducing council emissions to net zero by 2050.

    Commit to the council's Joint Climate Adaptation Strategy with all Northland Councils. I was grateful to be involved in this strategy.

    Understand the community's needs in relation to adaptation options and deliver results that protect our communities.

  • Establish cost-effective solutions to real local impact items including river flood barriers, responsible coastline, river and land management.

    Support responsible business and land development within Kaipara to benefit local community.

    Stop supporting climate change initiatives that include pouring millions into troughs and inviting the private sector to line up for handouts.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Have a serious look at the position of carbon credit 'farms' in our local rural communities and establish the worth and costs of them.

    Promote the success of the Ruawai Drainage Scheme and see how this can be adapted for future expansion when needed in Northern Wairoa.

  • Climate change policy should not become just another tax or burden for communities.

    We need an innovative approach that actually solves specific local problems.

    Deal with problems we do have not problems we may have.

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  • Commit to reducing council emissions to net zero by 2050.

    Commit to the council's Joint Climate Adaptation Strategy with all Northland Councils. I was grateful to be involved in this strategy.

    Understand the community's needs in relation to adaptation options and deliver results that protect our communities.

  • Establish cost-effective solutions to real local impact items including river flood barriers, responsible coastline, river and land management.

    Support responsible business and land development within Kaipara to benefit local community.

    Stop supporting climate change initiatives that include pouring millions into troughs and inviting the private sector to line up for handouts.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Have a serious look at the position of carbon credit 'farms' in our local rural communities and establish the worth and costs of them.

    Promote the success of the Ruawai Drainage Scheme and see how this can be adapted for future expansion when needed in Northern Wairoa.

  • Climate change policy should not become just another tax or burden for communities.

    We need an innovative approach that actually solves specific local problems.

    Deal with problems we do have not problems we may have.

  • No policies provided

  • No policies provided