Te Awahou Foxton Community Board

The Te Awahou Foxton Community Board represents your local community and advocates to Horowhenua District Council about local issues, including public transport and facilities such as libraries and parks. The board is made up of seven members: five members elected by voters, and two councillors from the Horowhenua District Council.  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 Te Awahou Foxton 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.

  • Implement council's Climate Change Plan.

    Support the transition to a sustainable regional economy.

    Enhance 2021's regional risk assessment and build resilience for our community.

  • Adapting to climate change is a necessity bearing mind the height of the water table. Closer work with both district and regional council is essential.

    Maintaining and/or renewing the storm water systems is imperative, especially at Foxton beach.

    Strengthening requirements on earthquake prone buildings need to be treated with common sense. One size does not fit all.

  • Lobby Horowhenua District Council to give Foxton Beach increased sea wall protection.

    Support ongoing dune protection to help protect against rising sea levels.

    Support action for more work on alleviating flood prone areas to cope with the deluge rains caused by climate change.

  • Review current systems in place and undertake to improve where we can delivering to the needs of community and our changing environment.

    Commit to council having a solution to solid waste and closure of the landfill at Hokio by 2025, and address the cost on our community.

    Commit council to develop a spatial plan to assist with flooding and other matters to plan for better responses and outcomes.

  • Implement council's Climate Change Plan.

    Support the transition to a sustainable regional economy.

    Enhance 2021's regional risk assessment and build resilience for our community.

  • Adapting to climate change is a necessity bearing mind the height of the water table. Closer work with both district and regional council is essential.

    Maintaining and/or renewing the storm water systems is imperative, especially at Foxton beach.

    Strengthening requirements on earthquake prone buildings need to be treated with common sense. One size does not fit all.

  • Lobby Horowhenua District Council to give Foxton Beach increased sea wall protection.

    Support ongoing dune protection to help protect against rising sea levels.

    Support action for more work on alleviating flood prone areas to cope with the deluge rains caused by climate change.

  • Review current systems in place and undertake to improve where we can delivering to the needs of community and our changing environment.

    Commit to council having a solution to solid waste and closure of the landfill at Hokio by 2025, and address the cost on our community.

    Commit council to develop a spatial plan to assist with flooding and other matters to plan for better responses and outcomes.