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.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

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  • Ensure that Taranaki is fairly represented and not disadvantaged by having a lower population when it comes to service providers.

    Ensure consents are granted in a timely manner and help is readily available if a consent is not granted

    Ensure monitoring systems are using the latest technology.

  • Fight the present Three Waters legislation with all tools available. Always encourage and support improvements where necessary.

    Fight any further attempts at overreach by central government with vigour and science, common sense and factual investment.

    Provide a better platform for community involvement and communication.

  • Stopping the effluent discharge to freshwater.

    Working closely with iwi, hapū and community groups around disaster preparation and civil defence.

    Putting communities at the centre of council decision-making.

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  • Ensure that Taranaki is fairly represented and not disadvantaged by having a lower population when it comes to service providers.

    Ensure consents are granted in a timely manner and help is readily available if a consent is not granted

    Ensure monitoring systems are using the latest technology.

  • Fight the present Three Waters legislation with all tools available. Always encourage and support improvements where necessary.

    Fight any further attempts at overreach by central government with vigour and science, common sense and factual investment.

    Provide a better platform for community involvement and communication.

  • Stopping the effluent discharge to freshwater.

    Working closely with iwi, hapū and community groups around disaster preparation and civil defence.

    Putting communities at the centre of council decision-making.

  • No policies provided

  • No policies provided