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.

Recreation and culture

From parks and libraries to museums and art galleries, councils can be a key supporter of sporting, recreational and cultural events that bring communities to life. Community facilities, including sports grounds and town halls, are often owned and run by councils.

Recreation and culture

From parks and libraries to museums and art galleries, councils can be a key supporter of sporting, recreational and cultural events that bring communities to life. Community facilities, including sports grounds and town halls, are often owned and run by councils.

  • Work with local organisations to promote their events while building a working relationship with them for future events.

    Ensure there is regular maintenance and housekeeping of our public facilities, so they are kept to a high standard.

    Build a facility for our children while they play their sports, they are our future athletes.

  • Create spaces that are adapted to climate change, heatwaves and drought because that is going to be the norm rather than the exception.

    Commit to a region-wide events hub to that creates festivals, sports events and events like hunting and fishing tournaments.

    Ensure that public pools, parks and public buildings are fit for purpose and maintained to a high standard.

  • Replace some of the out of region groups with more local groups during some of our annual festivals.

  • Work with local organisations to promote their events while building a working relationship with them for future events.

    Ensure there is regular maintenance and housekeeping of our public facilities, so they are kept to a high standard.

    Build a facility for our children while they play their sports, they are our future athletes.

  • Create spaces that are adapted to climate change, heatwaves and drought because that is going to be the norm rather than the exception.

    Commit to a region-wide events hub to that creates festivals, sports events and events like hunting and fishing tournaments.

    Ensure that public pools, parks and public buildings are fit for purpose and maintained to a high standard.

  • Replace some of the out of region groups with more local groups during some of our annual festivals.