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.

Local democracy

Local government is a foundational part of our democracy. But local democracy isn’t just about holding elections every three years – it’s about the day-to-day ways people have their say in the decisions that affect us all.

Local democracy

Local government is a foundational part of our democracy. But local democracy isn’t just about holding elections every three years – it’s about the day-to-day ways people have their say in the decisions that affect us all.

  • Advocate for councillor engagement across their constituencies including community based clinics/workshops.

    Advocate for council meetings to be held in communities.

    Encourage and allow public forums in all meetings.

  • Undertake an internal review of staff culture to gauge the working environment of staff.

    Develop a series of community consultation to allow local constituents to feed back directly to representatives.

    Develop co-governance opportunities that creates a community interpretation of "tangata whenua" as peoples of New Zealand.

  • Provide an inclusive environment for all of our diverse cultures to have a say in the development of ideas and decisions in the region.

    Provide competitive wages and flexible working conditions that enable staff to do the best job possible.

    Maintain an open door policy for any member of the region to communicate with me as they desire.

  • Advocate for councillor engagement across their constituencies including community based clinics/workshops.

    Advocate for council meetings to be held in communities.

    Encourage and allow public forums in all meetings.

  • Undertake an internal review of staff culture to gauge the working environment of staff.

    Develop a series of community consultation to allow local constituents to feed back directly to representatives.

    Develop co-governance opportunities that creates a community interpretation of "tangata whenua" as peoples of New Zealand.

  • Provide an inclusive environment for all of our diverse cultures to have a say in the development of ideas and decisions in the region.

    Provide competitive wages and flexible working conditions that enable staff to do the best job possible.

    Maintain an open door policy for any member of the region to communicate with me as they desire.