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.

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.

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  • Generating a shift towards local regenerative agriculture.

    Investing in and improving Taranaki's public transport network.

    Ending oil and gas exploration and instead focus on energy reduction, efficiency and renewables.

  • Commit to Council fighting emotionally led pseudo science which attempts to convince us all that a changing climate is our fault.

    Commit to proving carbon dioxide levels are not problematic and cow flatulence is harmless to the climate.

    Commit to Council helping farmers understand soil microbial activity and its benefits better, which leads to better environmental progress.

  • Ensure that council is receiving the correct information around greenhouse gas emissions.

    Not duplicate the research and effort that is already being done throughout our farming communities with environmental plans.

    Ensure rural communities have reliable mobile and internet connections when natural disasters occur.

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Show/hide candidate names
  • Generating a shift towards local regenerative agriculture.

    Investing in and improving Taranaki's public transport network.

    Ending oil and gas exploration and instead focus on energy reduction, efficiency and renewables.

  • Commit to Council fighting emotionally led pseudo science which attempts to convince us all that a changing climate is our fault.

    Commit to proving carbon dioxide levels are not problematic and cow flatulence is harmless to the climate.

    Commit to Council helping farmers understand soil microbial activity and its benefits better, which leads to better environmental progress.

  • Ensure that council is receiving the correct information around greenhouse gas emissions.

    Not duplicate the research and effort that is already being done throughout our farming communities with environmental plans.

    Ensure rural communities have reliable mobile and internet connections when natural disasters occur.

  • No policies provided

  • No policies provided