Motueka Community Board

The Motueka Community Board represents your local community and advocates to Tasman District Council about local issues, including public transport and facilities such as libraries and parks. The board is made up of four members. 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 Motueka Community Board 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.

  • Support capacity-building of communities to understand climate action solutions and opportunities, and adapt to weather events.

    Collaborate with businesses and the Nelson Tasman Climate Forum for climate action to lead transformational changes and build resilience.

    Ensure our communities are resilient to the increasing effects of climate change and extreme weather events by planning ahead.

  • Advocate for a better stormwater management system for low-lying Motueka to minimise flooding.

    Advocate and help Tasman District Council create improved facilities for safe walking and cycling in the town, plus public transport to and from Richmond/Nelson

  • Reach out to our community during emergencies to identify immediate local needs and utilise community board networks to provide support.

    Support community initiatives to increase our collective resilience.

  • Promote projects that increase cycling and walking.

    Ensure high quality, easy to understand information is provided to the community on climate change related decisions and risks.

    Commit to all community board decisions and projects considering how they mitigate, adapt to, and prevent climate change.

  • Prepare for climate change by adapting current infrastructure and ensuring any future developments are resilience-focused.

    Support net zero carbon for all industries, agriculture and horticulture by 2030.

    Encourage the adoption of the Euro 6 emission standards for new vehicles entering the NZ fleet.

  • Work towards the council being carbon neutral by 2025.

    Focus on building prepared and resilient communities to climate change impacts.

    Civil defence is highly resourced to deliver the best support for the communities in their region.

  • Support capacity-building of communities to understand climate action solutions and opportunities, and adapt to weather events.

    Collaborate with businesses and the Nelson Tasman Climate Forum for climate action to lead transformational changes and build resilience.

    Ensure our communities are resilient to the increasing effects of climate change and extreme weather events by planning ahead.

  • Advocate for a better stormwater management system for low-lying Motueka to minimise flooding.

    Advocate and help Tasman District Council create improved facilities for safe walking and cycling in the town, plus public transport to and from Richmond/Nelson

  • Reach out to our community during emergencies to identify immediate local needs and utilise community board networks to provide support.

    Support community initiatives to increase our collective resilience.

  • Promote projects that increase cycling and walking.

    Ensure high quality, easy to understand information is provided to the community on climate change related decisions and risks.

    Commit to all community board decisions and projects considering how they mitigate, adapt to, and prevent climate change.

  • Prepare for climate change by adapting current infrastructure and ensuring any future developments are resilience-focused.

    Support net zero carbon for all industries, agriculture and horticulture by 2030.

    Encourage the adoption of the Euro 6 emission standards for new vehicles entering the NZ fleet.

  • Work towards the council being carbon neutral by 2025.

    Focus on building prepared and resilient communities to climate change impacts.

    Civil defence is highly resourced to deliver the best support for the communities in their region.