Matamata-Piako District Council

Matamata General Ward

The Matamata-Piako 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 12 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Four councillors will be elected from the Matamata 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 Matamata-Piako 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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  • Stop excessive taxation related to greenhouse emissions. Making the people poorer will not stop the weather system from changing.

    Improve compliance related to earthquake structuring, preserving older buildings and facades for future generations.

    Equip Civil Defence New Zealand with all necessary tools to do their job as effectively as possible, with a goal to minimise response times in an emergency.

  • Commit to a policy to review the use of water with a goal to install water meters by 2025.

    Create to policy to replace council vehicles to electric or hybrid vehicles to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

    Commit to a policy to add walkways and cycleways to all future urban developments.

  • Improve our cycling trails and walking connectivity.

    Support for public transport, including trains within the region.

  • Incorporate climate change planning into future developments and zone changes.

    Continue council's investment in civil defence.

    Commit to risk-based earthquake strengthening of council buildings.

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  • Stop excessive taxation related to greenhouse emissions. Making the people poorer will not stop the weather system from changing.

    Improve compliance related to earthquake structuring, preserving older buildings and facades for future generations.

    Equip Civil Defence New Zealand with all necessary tools to do their job as effectively as possible, with a goal to minimise response times in an emergency.

  • Commit to a policy to review the use of water with a goal to install water meters by 2025.

    Create to policy to replace council vehicles to electric or hybrid vehicles to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

    Commit to a policy to add walkways and cycleways to all future urban developments.

  • Improve our cycling trails and walking connectivity.

    Support for public transport, including trains within the region.

  • Incorporate climate change planning into future developments and zone changes.

    Continue council's investment in civil defence.

    Commit to risk-based earthquake strengthening of council buildings.

  • No policies provided

  • No policies provided