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.

Local democracy

Local government is a foundational part of our democracy. But local democracy isn’t just about holding elections every three years – it’s about the day-to-day ways people have their say in the decisions that affect us all.

Local democracy

Local government is a foundational part of our democracy. But local democracy isn’t just about holding elections every three years – it’s about the day-to-day ways people have their say in the decisions that affect us all.

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  • Encourage training and diversity of thought amongst councillors.

    Continue with monthly updates in local, free publications.

    Ensure staff have a realistic pathway to career development.

  • Implementing the recommendations of the Matike Mai report by the independent working group on constitutional transformation.

    Focusing on council being a good Treaty partner.

    Strengthening communities by de-centralising decision-making processes.

  • Encourage forward policies to represent a democratic process that is all inclusive. We need to progress as one to be truly progressive.

    Ensure all three district councils are fully involved in serious discussions of future provincial importance.

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Show/hide candidate names
  • Encourage training and diversity of thought amongst councillors.

    Continue with monthly updates in local, free publications.

    Ensure staff have a realistic pathway to career development.

  • Implementing the recommendations of the Matike Mai report by the independent working group on constitutional transformation.

    Focusing on council being a good Treaty partner.

    Strengthening communities by de-centralising decision-making processes.

  • Encourage forward policies to represent a democratic process that is all inclusive. We need to progress as one to be truly progressive.

    Ensure all three district councils are fully involved in serious discussions of future provincial importance.

  • No policies provided

  • No policies provided