Oraka Aparima Community Board

The Oraka Aparima Community Board represents your local community and advocates to Southland District Council about local issues, including public transport and facilities such as libraries and parks. The board is made up of seven members: six members elected by voters, and one councillor from the Southland District Council.  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 Oraka Aparima 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.

  • Create a plan to be ready for when natural disasters occur that's easily available and accessible to everyone in the community.

    Commit to educating the community on the positive outcomes of sustainable practices.

  • Advocating for open communication about the climate issues that affect the community, such as coastal erosion, which is a growing concern.

    Suggesting and pushing for a robust civil defence plan, which is well communicated and publicised, so we are ready for anything.

    Ensuring earthquake issues are understood by the community and building owners, so our community is safe.

  • Listen to the views of residents of Aparima/ Riverton.

    Present the views of the people of Aparima/Riverton to council.

    Not too sure what can be done about climate change at community board level.

  • Create a plan to be ready for when natural disasters occur that's easily available and accessible to everyone in the community.

    Commit to educating the community on the positive outcomes of sustainable practices.

  • Advocating for open communication about the climate issues that affect the community, such as coastal erosion, which is a growing concern.

    Suggesting and pushing for a robust civil defence plan, which is well communicated and publicised, so we are ready for anything.

    Ensuring earthquake issues are understood by the community and building owners, so our community is safe.

  • Listen to the views of residents of Aparima/ Riverton.

    Present the views of the people of Aparima/Riverton to council.

    Not too sure what can be done about climate change at community board level.