Waikato Regional Council

Waihou 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). Two councillors will be elected from the Waihou 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.

  • Commit to reducing carbon foot print to zero by 2030.

    Prepare for more "1 in a 100" year events.

    Prepare local communities to be resourced for climate impacts.

  • Ensure that all new infrastructure developments by council are sustainable and consider climate impacts in their design.

    Commit to supporting farms to explore alternative land use methods and resource land owners to address emissions and nitrate levels.

  • Encourage future commercial and urban builds to incorporate renewable energy generation such as solar power.

    Enable communities to discuss and develop community fit for purpose climate change ideas.

    Advocate for all our culturally diverse groups to join the conversation and input strategies to enhance our climate response.

  • Commit to reducing carbon foot print to zero by 2030.

    Prepare for more "1 in a 100" year events.

    Prepare local communities to be resourced for climate impacts.

  • Ensure that all new infrastructure developments by council are sustainable and consider climate impacts in their design.

    Commit to supporting farms to explore alternative land use methods and resource land owners to address emissions and nitrate levels.

  • Encourage future commercial and urban builds to incorporate renewable energy generation such as solar power.

    Enable communities to discuss and develop community fit for purpose climate change ideas.

    Advocate for all our culturally diverse groups to join the conversation and input strategies to enhance our climate response.