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.

Rates and revenue

The work of local government is funded mainly by property taxes in the local area, known as rates. This makes up around 60% of council expenditure, with the rest coming from user charges, investment income, regulatory fees and roading subsidies. Councils can also borrow money to spread the cost of large investments such as infrastructure over a longer period of time.

Rates and revenue

The work of local government is funded mainly by property taxes in the local area, known as rates. This makes up around 60% of council expenditure, with the rest coming from user charges, investment income, regulatory fees and roading subsidies. Councils can also borrow money to spread the cost of large investments such as infrastructure over a longer period of time.

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  • Implementing a rating system that centres social justice.

    Stopping any asset sales.

    Investing in local infrastructure such as a council-owned electric bus fleet.

  • Ensure that rates are in line with inflation and educating ratepayers on what their rates are funding.

    Realign costs on infrastructure and projects already in development to ensure they are still realistic.

    Revisit investment strategy to ensure we are maximizing opportunities in today's world.

  • Attempt to ensure council concentrates fully on core responsibilities, i.e. less divergence into certain sports etc in future.

    Keep rates to a minimum.

  • No policies provided

  • No policies provided

Show/hide candidate names
  • Implementing a rating system that centres social justice.

    Stopping any asset sales.

    Investing in local infrastructure such as a council-owned electric bus fleet.

  • Ensure that rates are in line with inflation and educating ratepayers on what their rates are funding.

    Realign costs on infrastructure and projects already in development to ensure they are still realistic.

    Revisit investment strategy to ensure we are maximizing opportunities in today's world.

  • Attempt to ensure council concentrates fully on core responsibilities, i.e. less divergence into certain sports etc in future.

    Keep rates to a minimum.

  • No policies provided

  • No policies provided