South Wairarapa District Council

Featherston Ward
The South Wairarapa 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 Featherston ward. 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 South Wairarapa 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.

  • Ensure valuable farm land is not sprayed with effluent. Ensure wastewater is purified to a high water quality standard.

    Increase biodiversity – promote soil health and reduce synthetic pesticides. Promote trapping, stop aerial dropping of toxins.

    Support a recycling centre that can compost green waste. Empower and implement a move to zero waste principles to reduce house hold waste.

  • Regenerative farming needs real consideration as current farming methods may have run there corse potentially detrimental to the environment.

    The environment needs some TLC. Poisoning native forests because its a convenient and easy option to deal with pests isn't good enough.

    I'd promote/subsidise the adoption of roof water catchment and use throughout the SW as a failsafe against Three Waters.

  • Implement policy requiring new builds to install water storage tanks for rain water collection.

  • Advocate for South Wairarapa on the new Three Waters agency, for our basic infrastructure for drinking, drainage and waste water to be upgraded.

    Liaise with Wairarapa Moana and other iwi to coordinate a regional approach to protecting and growing our native flora and fauna reserves.

    Explore the feasibility of more electric vehicle charging stations in each of the three towns to encourage the use of clean energy.

  • Work towards domestic rainwater retention for all new builds, retrofit existing properties to use rainwater for toilets and washing machines.

    Drastically increase native plantings in council property, increase local biodiversity through rewilding unused areas.

    Instigate local small scale green waste management through compost and vermiculture systems, including for local businesses.

  • Ensure valuable farm land is not sprayed with effluent. Ensure wastewater is purified to a high water quality standard.

    Increase biodiversity – promote soil health and reduce synthetic pesticides. Promote trapping, stop aerial dropping of toxins.

    Support a recycling centre that can compost green waste. Empower and implement a move to zero waste principles to reduce house hold waste.

  • Regenerative farming needs real consideration as current farming methods may have run there corse potentially detrimental to the environment.

    The environment needs some TLC. Poisoning native forests because its a convenient and easy option to deal with pests isn't good enough.

    I'd promote/subsidise the adoption of roof water catchment and use throughout the SW as a failsafe against Three Waters.

  • Implement policy requiring new builds to install water storage tanks for rain water collection.

  • Advocate for South Wairarapa on the new Three Waters agency, for our basic infrastructure for drinking, drainage and waste water to be upgraded.

    Liaise with Wairarapa Moana and other iwi to coordinate a regional approach to protecting and growing our native flora and fauna reserves.

    Explore the feasibility of more electric vehicle charging stations in each of the three towns to encourage the use of clean energy.

  • Work towards domestic rainwater retention for all new builds, retrofit existing properties to use rainwater for toilets and washing machines.

    Drastically increase native plantings in council property, increase local biodiversity through rewilding unused areas.

    Instigate local small scale green waste management through compost and vermiculture systems, including for local businesses.