Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu Māori Ward
The Ruapehu 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 Ruapehu Māori 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 Ruapehu District Council election.

Environment

Local governments play a central role in protecting the environment, reducing waste and safeguarding biodiversity. The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for local councils, which work with regional councils in the management of water resources in their area.

Environment

Local governments play a central role in protecting the environment, reducing waste and safeguarding biodiversity. The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for local councils, which work with regional councils in the management of water resources in their area.

  • Create opportunities for people to learn about our district's environment which would assist better practices.

  • Network with iwi initiatives to train locals in pest control to help preserve native wildlife, flora and fauna.

    Research environmental friendly forms of waste disposal, network with other councils on how they've managed their waste.

    Implement a strategic plan to test, monitor and increase the revitalisation of our most vital life blood of our region, water.

  • Biodiversity and pest control – protect the mountains for they are the sanctuary and sustenance for all things.

    Committed to water quality and preservation – Te Mana ote Wai: Lift the standards of freshwater care to ensure life-supporting capacity.

    Waste minimisation and management – phase out plastic use with council and help local businesses do the same.

  • Create opportunities for people to learn about our district's environment which would assist better practices.

  • Network with iwi initiatives to train locals in pest control to help preserve native wildlife, flora and fauna.

    Research environmental friendly forms of waste disposal, network with other councils on how they've managed their waste.

    Implement a strategic plan to test, monitor and increase the revitalisation of our most vital life blood of our region, water.

  • Biodiversity and pest control – protect the mountains for they are the sanctuary and sustenance for all things.

    Committed to water quality and preservation – Te Mana ote Wai: Lift the standards of freshwater care to ensure life-supporting capacity.

    Waste minimisation and management – phase out plastic use with council and help local businesses do the same.