Waikato Regional Council

Hamilton General Constituency

The Waikato Regional Council makes decisions about managing resources in the region, such as air, water, soil and the coastline. It also carries out plant and pest control, helps prepare for natural disasters, and is involved in regional transport. The council is made up of 14 councillors. Councillors are elected to represent constituencies (areas in the region). Four councillors will be elected from the Hamilton constituency. 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 Waikato Regional Council 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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  • Continue to plan and implement net zero public transport. With a focus on active transport and transport choice to reduce emissions.

    Increase engagement with youth through education to work on solutions and innovations for climate action.

    Empower and influence our territorial councils around land-use and spatial planning to better support low-carbon living.

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

    Increasing climate change mitigation.

    Progressing climate change adaptation.

  • Ensure a sensible approach to climate change is taken.

    Strengthen initiatives that are currently targeting climate change.

    Look for smart ways to incorporate technology that can help us address climate change.

  • Establish a Regional Emissions Reduction Plan by end of 2023, having shown leadership to bring other councils and organisations together.

    Commit to increasing public transport services and reliability in and around Hamilton, and starting new services regionally.

    Enable more community-owned renewable energy generation and storage, and local food growing and distribution systems.

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  • Continue to plan and implement net zero public transport. With a focus on active transport and transport choice to reduce emissions.

    Increase engagement with youth through education to work on solutions and innovations for climate action.

    Empower and influence our territorial councils around land-use and spatial planning to better support low-carbon living.

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

    Increasing climate change mitigation.

    Progressing climate change adaptation.

  • Ensure a sensible approach to climate change is taken.

    Strengthen initiatives that are currently targeting climate change.

    Look for smart ways to incorporate technology that can help us address climate change.

  • Establish a Regional Emissions Reduction Plan by end of 2023, having shown leadership to bring other councils and organisations together.

    Commit to increasing public transport services and reliability in and around Hamilton, and starting new services regionally.

    Enable more community-owned renewable energy generation and storage, and local food growing and distribution systems.

  • No policies provided

  • No policies provided