Waikato Regional Council

Thames-Coromandel 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). One councillor will be elected from the Thames-Coromandel 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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  • Explore benefits and support the development of feed supplements in reducing methane outputs in our dairy herd and sheep farms.

    Work closely with district council on the issues of coastal inundation and flood management with community input.

    Cycle trails between communities promote healthy recreation and reduce our carbon footprint while improving exposure of local businesses.

  • Make funding for public transport, walking and cycling (including in smaller towns) the focus of increased investment.

    Halve the region's emissions by 2030 in revised Regional Policy Statement. Avoid new development in high coastal and river flood risk areas.

    Ensure coastal hazard plan for Thames Coromandel is more robust, eg covers land subsidence at Thames and groundwater issues.

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  • Explore benefits and support the development of feed supplements in reducing methane outputs in our dairy herd and sheep farms.

    Work closely with district council on the issues of coastal inundation and flood management with community input.

    Cycle trails between communities promote healthy recreation and reduce our carbon footprint while improving exposure of local businesses.

  • Make funding for public transport, walking and cycling (including in smaller towns) the focus of increased investment.

    Halve the region's emissions by 2030 in revised Regional Policy Statement. Avoid new development in high coastal and river flood risk areas.

    Ensure coastal hazard plan for Thames Coromandel is more robust, eg covers land subsidence at Thames and groundwater issues.