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.

Local democracy

Local government is a foundational part of our democracy. But local democracy isn’t just about holding elections every three years – it’s about the day-to-day ways people have their say in the decisions that affect us all.

Local democracy

Local government is a foundational part of our democracy. But local democracy isn’t just about holding elections every three years – it’s about the day-to-day ways people have their say in the decisions that affect us all.

  • Continue work I began last term to promote more engagement between the community board and mana whenua iwi through Te Awhina marae.

    Continue to work for better relationships between the community board and Tasman District Council councillors and staff members, and more local decision making.

    Work with the local newspaper to get more news about community board activity and decisions published.

  • Nurture respectful cross-cultural relationships in our community and on community board where people feel heard and understood.

    Ensure the multiple perspectives of both Treaty partners are taken into account during community board decision making.

  • Work with community groups to ensure that their voice is heard when making council decisions.

    Work to ensure iwi and hapū aspirations and interests are given weight and that council decisions respect Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

    Listen to and advocate for voices that are often not heard or represented in council decisions such as youth and different cultural groups.

  • Rebuild meaningful and effective community engagement while rebuilding trust in the community board and council.

    Strengthen our relationship with iwi and hapū, ethnic and migrants to ensure people feel supported and connected.

    Trial effective community-based decision-making systems and participatory budgeting processes for infrastructure projects.

  • Encourage the use of independent organisations to run the council's public feedback surveys.

    Support compulsory seats for Māori on boards and council.

    Support transparency on the achievement of key performance indicators (KPIs) for council senior leadership.

  • Prioritise Māori representation and engagement.

    Internal operations are more transparent.

    Resident feedback survey questions are peer-reviewed and conducted by an independent organisation.

  • Continue work I began last term to promote more engagement between the community board and mana whenua iwi through Te Awhina marae.

    Continue to work for better relationships between the community board and Tasman District Council councillors and staff members, and more local decision making.

    Work with the local newspaper to get more news about community board activity and decisions published.

  • Nurture respectful cross-cultural relationships in our community and on community board where people feel heard and understood.

    Ensure the multiple perspectives of both Treaty partners are taken into account during community board decision making.

  • Work with community groups to ensure that their voice is heard when making council decisions.

    Work to ensure iwi and hapū aspirations and interests are given weight and that council decisions respect Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

    Listen to and advocate for voices that are often not heard or represented in council decisions such as youth and different cultural groups.

  • Rebuild meaningful and effective community engagement while rebuilding trust in the community board and council.

    Strengthen our relationship with iwi and hapū, ethnic and migrants to ensure people feel supported and connected.

    Trial effective community-based decision-making systems and participatory budgeting processes for infrastructure projects.

  • Encourage the use of independent organisations to run the council's public feedback surveys.

    Support compulsory seats for Māori on boards and council.

    Support transparency on the achievement of key performance indicators (KPIs) for council senior leadership.

  • Prioritise Māori representation and engagement.

    Internal operations are more transparent.

    Resident feedback survey questions are peer-reviewed and conducted by an independent organisation.