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.

Freshwater

The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for regional councils, which play a leading role in managing freshwater in their areas. To this end, regional councils create plans to protect water resources from contaminants and overuse.

Freshwater

The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for regional councils, which play a leading role in managing freshwater in their areas. To this end, regional councils create plans to protect water resources from contaminants and overuse.

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  • Commit to riparian planting policy including methods to prevent future erosion. i.e. where planting both sides of waterways is detrimental.

    Further educate farmers on advantageous soil structure maintenance and the flow on benefits to both their land and our environment.

    Convince Council to consider fluoride addition to our potable water supplies as draconian and harmful to humans and the environment.

  • Ensure that every single person has access to safe, clean, drinking water.

    Recognise that each region is different and therefore each region needs to develop its own set of policies around freshwater quality.

    Develop strategy to manage floods and drought in our region.

  • Exclude all stock from freshwater and wetlands by implementing a significant riparian setback.

    Cut synthetic fertilisers, imported phosphate and Palm Kernel Extract to move towards regenerative farming practices.

    Diversify farms and food production to minimise the impact on rivers, creeks and wetlands.

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  • Commit to riparian planting policy including methods to prevent future erosion. i.e. where planting both sides of waterways is detrimental.

    Further educate farmers on advantageous soil structure maintenance and the flow on benefits to both their land and our environment.

    Convince Council to consider fluoride addition to our potable water supplies as draconian and harmful to humans and the environment.

  • Ensure that every single person has access to safe, clean, drinking water.

    Recognise that each region is different and therefore each region needs to develop its own set of policies around freshwater quality.

    Develop strategy to manage floods and drought in our region.

  • Exclude all stock from freshwater and wetlands by implementing a significant riparian setback.

    Cut synthetic fertilisers, imported phosphate and Palm Kernel Extract to move towards regenerative farming practices.

    Diversify farms and food production to minimise the impact on rivers, creeks and wetlands.

  • No policies provided

  • No policies provided