Upper Harbour Local Board

The Upper Harbour Local Board is one of 21 local boards in Auckland. The local board makes a plan for your area and decides on local issues, activities and facilities. It also oversees council services and facilities in your area, including libraries and parks. The local board is made up of six members. 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 Upper Harbour Local 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.

  • Recycling and planting.

    Minimize wastage.

    improve public transport.

  • Reinforce and implement a rigorous climate change daily living plan with Aucklanders. With Aucklanders' input, approval, and involvement.

    Substantiate workable, realistic doable Aucklander reduction actions in greenhouse gas emissions, affordably, and easily and efficiently.

    On local level consult, involve, consider, strategize with all local iwi, residents and business owners on acceptable climate initiatives.

  • Learn from COVID-19 and support local businesses, households and groups to plan to avoid, adapt and mitigate future social and economic shocks.

    Empower, encourage, and support council officers, community groups, local businesses and residents to urgently reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    Identify at risk areas and assets and be realistic about what to invest in. Promote sensible decision making, managed retreat and adaptation.

  • Support NZ's commitments under the Paris Agreement. Reduce net emissions by 50% below 2005 gross emissions for the period 2021-30.

    Make suburb emergency plans to identify weakness, mitigate impacts, engage emergency services and provide one voice during uncertain times.

    Ensure all community assets are earthquake compliant.

  • Commit our local board for more public transport to better connect communities like Pāremoremo to the rest of Upper Harbour and city.

    Support our growing communities in Whenuapai, West Harbour, Hobsonville, Herald Island, Greenhithe to protect their greenspaces and parks.

    Develop a coordinated community response plan with community groups, families, first responders, and defense personnel in case of an emergency.

  • Work out a emergency preparedness plan with Civil Defence.

    Push for businesses to participate and play their part in an emergency.

    Regularly organise education and basic awareness drives at a grass-roots level.

  • Incorporate climate change as a key consideration in all decisions. Climate change is not a project, it is everything!

    Fund development that supports people to live locally, reducing the need for transport and increasing resilience during emergencies.

    Direct staff to review our main assets for resilience to climate change. Many assets (eg paths) are now failing.

  • Support programmes which help the community to prepare for future potential crises as they arise.

    Support community groups which are already working to protect our green spaces and waterways to encourage biodiversity and flood mitigation.

    Reduce short trip, single person car journeys by making it easier to take these journeys in a more ecologically friendly and timely manner.

  • Promote further implementation of council's climate change policies. We need more action, not just talk.

    Direct staff to review our assets for resilience to climate change. Many assets, eg walkways are now failing. Prioritise investment.

    Encourage community groups to get stronger to promote resilience and disaster planning which is needed as adverse weather events increase.

  • Commit to council regarding civil defence protocols for multiple risk situations, eg volcanic eruption, tsunamis and flooding.

  • Fund awareness and education programmes so residents understand and prepare for impacts of climate change.

    Plant more trees and protect our urban and rural ngahere/forests for carbon sequestration and building resilience.

    Prioritise and expand affordable public transport and promote active transport modes.

  • Introduce new ideas to combat climate change which can be measured over the next three years.

    Insist that Auckland Council leads the country with policy which facilitates carbon neutrality by 2025.

    Review current policies to make Civil Defence more compatible with a changing environment where climate change is at the heart of defence.

  • Recycling and planting.

    Minimize wastage.

    improve public transport.

  • Reinforce and implement a rigorous climate change daily living plan with Aucklanders. With Aucklanders' input, approval, and involvement.

    Substantiate workable, realistic doable Aucklander reduction actions in greenhouse gas emissions, affordably, and easily and efficiently.

    On local level consult, involve, consider, strategize with all local iwi, residents and business owners on acceptable climate initiatives.

  • Learn from COVID-19 and support local businesses, households and groups to plan to avoid, adapt and mitigate future social and economic shocks.

    Empower, encourage, and support council officers, community groups, local businesses and residents to urgently reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    Identify at risk areas and assets and be realistic about what to invest in. Promote sensible decision making, managed retreat and adaptation.

  • Support NZ's commitments under the Paris Agreement. Reduce net emissions by 50% below 2005 gross emissions for the period 2021-30.

    Make suburb emergency plans to identify weakness, mitigate impacts, engage emergency services and provide one voice during uncertain times.

    Ensure all community assets are earthquake compliant.

  • Commit our local board for more public transport to better connect communities like Pāremoremo to the rest of Upper Harbour and city.

    Support our growing communities in Whenuapai, West Harbour, Hobsonville, Herald Island, Greenhithe to protect their greenspaces and parks.

    Develop a coordinated community response plan with community groups, families, first responders, and defense personnel in case of an emergency.

  • Work out a emergency preparedness plan with Civil Defence.

    Push for businesses to participate and play their part in an emergency.

    Regularly organise education and basic awareness drives at a grass-roots level.

  • Incorporate climate change as a key consideration in all decisions. Climate change is not a project, it is everything!

    Fund development that supports people to live locally, reducing the need for transport and increasing resilience during emergencies.

    Direct staff to review our main assets for resilience to climate change. Many assets (eg paths) are now failing.

  • Support programmes which help the community to prepare for future potential crises as they arise.

    Support community groups which are already working to protect our green spaces and waterways to encourage biodiversity and flood mitigation.

    Reduce short trip, single person car journeys by making it easier to take these journeys in a more ecologically friendly and timely manner.

  • Promote further implementation of council's climate change policies. We need more action, not just talk.

    Direct staff to review our assets for resilience to climate change. Many assets, eg walkways are now failing. Prioritise investment.

    Encourage community groups to get stronger to promote resilience and disaster planning which is needed as adverse weather events increase.

  • Commit to council regarding civil defence protocols for multiple risk situations, eg volcanic eruption, tsunamis and flooding.

  • Fund awareness and education programmes so residents understand and prepare for impacts of climate change.

    Plant more trees and protect our urban and rural ngahere/forests for carbon sequestration and building resilience.

    Prioritise and expand affordable public transport and promote active transport modes.

  • Introduce new ideas to combat climate change which can be measured over the next three years.

    Insist that Auckland Council leads the country with policy which facilitates carbon neutrality by 2025.

    Review current policies to make Civil Defence more compatible with a changing environment where climate change is at the heart of defence.

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