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.

Freshwater

The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for regional councils, which play a leading role in managing freshwater in their areas. To this end, regional councils create plans to protect water resources from contaminants and overuse.

Freshwater

The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for regional councils, which play a leading role in managing freshwater in their areas. To this end, regional councils create plans to protect water resources from contaminants and overuse.

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  • Aim for all rivers to be drinkable by 2030.

    Support development of waterways into eco-tourism ventures.

    Eliminate discharge of nutrients into waterways by 2030.

  • Aim to improve the amount of swimmable water bodies year on year.

    Encourage decision making that improves fresh water quality for current and future generations.

  • Aim for all rivers and waterways to be swimmable by 2035.

    Reduce nitrate levels in the Waihou/Matamata area waterways by 2025.

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  • Aim for all rivers to be drinkable by 2030.

    Support development of waterways into eco-tourism ventures.

    Eliminate discharge of nutrients into waterways by 2030.

  • Aim to improve the amount of swimmable water bodies year on year.

    Encourage decision making that improves fresh water quality for current and future generations.

  • Aim for all rivers and waterways to be swimmable by 2035.

    Reduce nitrate levels in the Waihou/Matamata area waterways by 2025.

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