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.

Housing and planning

Local councils are responsible for land use planning under the Resource Management Act, which affects where and how new houses are constructed, as well as the design of cities and towns. In some areas, councils also provide housing to those who need it most.

Housing and planning

Local councils are responsible for land use planning under the Resource Management Act, which affects where and how new houses are constructed, as well as the design of cities and towns. In some areas, councils also provide housing to those who need it most.

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  • Create clear guidelines to allow people to build alternative housing or dwellings during the housing crisis.

    Build high density council homes to address some of our dire housing needs.

    Rezone and release land for division to allow for affordable housing to be built.

  • Totally aware there is a deficit in housing availability and high rental rental, which is on Rotorua District Council's radar first build Ohakune.

  • Building consents are a complicated nightmare and there is little to no support. We need advocates to navigate the system.

    Where people are homeless or living in substandard conditions, there should be support to increase their living conditions, not punish them.

    Where playgrounds are available: shade, toilets and drinking water need to also be delivered, especially over active play zones.

  • Remove the red tape from the consents process make it easily understandable and practical.

    Hire a specialist to go through the rental properties to ensure sure that all homes that are rented are meeting the healthy home standards.

    Have additional emergency housing available by using council land to build emergency housing.

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  • Create clear guidelines to allow people to build alternative housing or dwellings during the housing crisis.

    Build high density council homes to address some of our dire housing needs.

    Rezone and release land for division to allow for affordable housing to be built.

  • Totally aware there is a deficit in housing availability and high rental rental, which is on Rotorua District Council's radar first build Ohakune.

  • Building consents are a complicated nightmare and there is little to no support. We need advocates to navigate the system.

    Where people are homeless or living in substandard conditions, there should be support to increase their living conditions, not punish them.

    Where playgrounds are available: shade, toilets and drinking water need to also be delivered, especially over active play zones.

  • Remove the red tape from the consents process make it easily understandable and practical.

    Hire a specialist to go through the rental properties to ensure sure that all homes that are rented are meeting the healthy home standards.

    Have additional emergency housing available by using council land to build emergency housing.

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