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.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

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  • Fantastic with rebuild of New World supermarket and a temporary location employment was retained and community catered for.

    Disappointed that tourist brochures exclude Taumarunui and focus more on Ohakune, Chateau and National Park.

    Establishment of better targeting in promoting tourist areas in Taumarunui.

  • Tourists are an important revenue that small businesses need help to access via marketing education and services.

    Support the training programs in place for youth to transition or apprentice into work within the town.

    Workshops and networking between local businesses to improve education around all aspects of business including accounting, marketing and sales.

  • Create a committee that works with the mayoral task force to bring more opportunities to our young people.

    Council to commit to an additional 20 houses per town to ensure there are places to live for people to work in our region by 2025.

    Creating youth targeted programmes to get them ready for the workforce.

  • Promote local tourism and events to diversify the local economy.

    Create a local business hub in Tauramunui, for locals to gain access to high speed internet for running online business or to telecommute.

    Work with central government and KiwiRail to have a rail freight hub in Taumarunui, reducing road freight costs to the region.

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  • Fantastic with rebuild of New World supermarket and a temporary location employment was retained and community catered for.

    Disappointed that tourist brochures exclude Taumarunui and focus more on Ohakune, Chateau and National Park.

    Establishment of better targeting in promoting tourist areas in Taumarunui.

  • Tourists are an important revenue that small businesses need help to access via marketing education and services.

    Support the training programs in place for youth to transition or apprentice into work within the town.

    Workshops and networking between local businesses to improve education around all aspects of business including accounting, marketing and sales.

  • Create a committee that works with the mayoral task force to bring more opportunities to our young people.

    Council to commit to an additional 20 houses per town to ensure there are places to live for people to work in our region by 2025.

    Creating youth targeted programmes to get them ready for the workforce.

  • Promote local tourism and events to diversify the local economy.

    Create a local business hub in Tauramunui, for locals to gain access to high speed internet for running online business or to telecommute.

    Work with central government and KiwiRail to have a rail freight hub in Taumarunui, reducing road freight costs to the region.

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