Waikato Regional Council

Waikato 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 Waikato 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.

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Fred Lichtwark

Fred Lichtwark

Why I'm standing

I know it's possible to restore a degraded catchment, to make it the best. I have done it. Raglan was not a place most liked to be 30 years ago. Now one of the best. I have been elected based on that achievement. Not for the number of plastic signs with my cheesy grin haha. I work with the top 80% of farmers for all the right reasons.

My priorities
  1. Head-off climate change. You know why!
  2. Water security. You know why!
  3. Community wellbeing. You know why!
About me

I was born in Raglan my grandfather and father farmed here, I farmed then commercial fisher on a trawler. I created Whāingaroa Harbour Care 27 years ago to restore our harbour. 2.3 million trees grown and planted success. Fishing is now great, our rivers are fenced off. I helped other care groups all over NZ. Now helping farmers plant for carbon neutral. Search the web Raglan Harbour Care.

Current role

Waikato Regional Council Councillor

Before politics

Catchment restoration manager

Residence

Waikato

Age

60

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Why I'm standing

I know it's possible to restore a degraded catchment, to make it the best. I have done it. Raglan was not a place most liked to be 30 years ago. Now one of the best. I have been elected based on that achievement. Not for the number of plastic signs with my cheesy grin haha. I work with the top 80% of farmers for all the right reasons.

My priorities
  1. Head-off climate change. You know why!
  2. Water security. You know why!
  3. Community wellbeing. You know why!
About me

I was born in Raglan my grandfather and father farmed here, I farmed then commercial fisher on a trawler. I created Whāingaroa Harbour Care 27 years ago to restore our harbour. 2.3 million trees grown and planted success. Fishing is now great, our rivers are fenced off. I helped other care groups all over NZ. Now helping farmers plant for carbon neutral. Search the web Raglan Harbour Care.

Current role

Waikato Regional Council Councillor

Before politics

Catchment restoration manager

Residence

Waikato

Age

60

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