Taranaki Regional Council

South Taranaki General Constituency

The Taranaki Regional Council makes decisions about managing resources in the region, such as air, water, soil and the coastline. It also carries out plant and pest control, helps prepare for natural disasters, and is involved in regional transport. The council is made up of 11 councillors. Councillors are elected to represent constituencies (areas in the region). Two councillors will be elected from the South Taranaki constituency. 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 Taranaki Regional Council election.

Urs Signer

Urs Signer

Why I'm standing

Kia ora koutou, I seek your support to be elected to the Taranaki Regional Council to bring a voice to the decision-making table for the climate, our waterways and struggling provincial communities. Given the state of our planet, it is time for transformative change. In order to shift away from the dog-eat-dog mentality, we need grassroots and collective solutions for a just, fair and regenerative future.​

My priorities
  1. Regenerative agriculture – to stop climate change we need to change from degenerative to regenerative.
  2. Public transport – urgent action to improve our public transport system with more services and routes.
  3. Swimmable rivers – work together to change farming practices to protect all waterways and wetlands.
About me

I have lived and worked in South Taranaki with my partner and our children since 2008. I have been a social and environmental activist my whole adult life. For too long, the council has just played catch-up when it comes to looking after the environment. It is time for more progressive voices!

Before politics

Farmer

Residence

Pungarehu

Age

38

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Why I'm standing

Kia ora koutou, I seek your support to be elected to the Taranaki Regional Council to bring a voice to the decision-making table for the climate, our waterways and struggling provincial communities. Given the state of our planet, it is time for transformative change. In order to shift away from the dog-eat-dog mentality, we need grassroots and collective solutions for a just, fair and regenerative future.​

My priorities
  1. Regenerative agriculture – to stop climate change we need to change from degenerative to regenerative.
  2. Public transport – urgent action to improve our public transport system with more services and routes.
  3. Swimmable rivers – work together to change farming practices to protect all waterways and wetlands.
About me

I have lived and worked in South Taranaki with my partner and our children since 2008. I have been a social and environmental activist my whole adult life. For too long, the council has just played catch-up when it comes to looking after the environment. It is time for more progressive voices!

Before politics

Farmer

Residence

Pungarehu

Age

38

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