Taumarunui-Ōhura Community Board

The Taumarunui-Ōhura Community Board represents your local community and advocates to Ruapehu District Council about local issues, including public transport and facilities such as libraries and parks. The board is made up of six members: five members elected by voters, and one councillor from the Ruapehu District Council.  This is a single transferable vote (STV) election, so you vote by ranking the candidates on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Taumarunui-Ōhura Community Board 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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  • Commit to building a climate resilient community, this means preparing drains and water ways against future flooding and droughts.

    Investigate ways in which we can connect with bus services to reduce the need for individual vehicles where possible.

    Build community programs to connect people with green programs and organisations to build climate resilience.

  • Commit council to reducing greenhouse gasses by making power on site with renewable energy, eg solar panels installed on all buildings.

    Commit council to plant 200 trees per year around heavy populated areas to help combat heat.

    Commit council to hiring a specialist to source funding through other avenues to find to get all buildings earthquake strengthened by 2025.

  • Continue to support and educate around waste reduction and recycling.

    Increase maintenance on drains around townships including know flood zones, removing trees and debris that are creating new flood hazards.

    Have Civil Defence and local Fire and Emergency work together on plans for disaster management before they are needed.

  • Actively supporting and using our recycle depot against dumping of rubbish on highways and reserves.

    Utilise plastics in creating other useful products as they do not decompose.

    Determine which buildings in Taumarunui are earthquake prone and Council proposal to remedy and our mountain erupting.

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Show/hide candidate names
  • Commit to building a climate resilient community, this means preparing drains and water ways against future flooding and droughts.

    Investigate ways in which we can connect with bus services to reduce the need for individual vehicles where possible.

    Build community programs to connect people with green programs and organisations to build climate resilience.

  • Commit council to reducing greenhouse gasses by making power on site with renewable energy, eg solar panels installed on all buildings.

    Commit council to plant 200 trees per year around heavy populated areas to help combat heat.

    Commit council to hiring a specialist to source funding through other avenues to find to get all buildings earthquake strengthened by 2025.

  • Continue to support and educate around waste reduction and recycling.

    Increase maintenance on drains around townships including know flood zones, removing trees and debris that are creating new flood hazards.

    Have Civil Defence and local Fire and Emergency work together on plans for disaster management before they are needed.

  • Actively supporting and using our recycle depot against dumping of rubbish on highways and reserves.

    Utilise plastics in creating other useful products as they do not decompose.

    Determine which buildings in Taumarunui are earthquake prone and Council proposal to remedy and our mountain erupting.

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