Waimakariri District Council

Rangiora-Ashley Ward
The Waimakariri District Council provides local services and facilities, such as public transport, rubbish and recycling, libraries, parks, and recreation facilities. It also makes decisions about building and planning, local regulations, and infrastructure, such as water supply and sewerage. The council is made up of 10 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Four councillors will be elected from the Rangiora-Ashley ward. 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 Waimakariri District 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 making the Emissions Trading Scheme a sustainable goal, and reducing unfair application of carbon neutral goals on one sector, like our farmers.

    Commit to supporting initiatives that have a direct and measurable impact on pollution of any type.

  • Encourage further investment in charging stations for electric vehicles.

    Encourage homeowners with old log burners to transfer to low emission burners.

    Encourage council and its contractors to switch there vehicle fleets to electric where possible.

  • Commit to growing resilience in our communities, by partnering effective organisations with the same values and goals.

    Investigate the feasibility of a ratepayer funded relief fund for response, in the event of natural disasters to reduce loan reliance.

    Actively promote solar power within our district.

  • Reduce our climate impact by using electric cars as much as possible for council and public transport.

    Increase electric vehicle charging infrastructure and encourage shared electric cars in the district.

    Create alternatives to landfill, incentivise and make them easily accessible and usable.

  • Support the council's decision to develop a comprehensive Climate Change Response Strategy for the Waimakariri District.

  • Support continued work on flood protections.

    Look at the Waimakariri District Council's carbon footprint and assessing moves on lowering this for improvements.

    Review how council can support residents, businesses and organisations to seek in reductions in emissions.

  • Continue to factor climate change considerations into all aspects of policy development.

    Install infrastructure to mitigate the effects of climate change, eg new pump stations in Kaiapoi being constructed now.

  • Commit to and maintain a council fleet that is fit for purpose and fully utilised to lower emissions.

    Encourage residents and businesses to lower their impact on the environment with recycling and smarter use of resources

    Support the use of electric and more fuel efficient powered vehicles.

  • Commit to making the Emissions Trading Scheme a sustainable goal, and reducing unfair application of carbon neutral goals on one sector, like our farmers.

    Commit to supporting initiatives that have a direct and measurable impact on pollution of any type.

  • Encourage further investment in charging stations for electric vehicles.

    Encourage homeowners with old log burners to transfer to low emission burners.

    Encourage council and its contractors to switch there vehicle fleets to electric where possible.

  • Commit to growing resilience in our communities, by partnering effective organisations with the same values and goals.

    Investigate the feasibility of a ratepayer funded relief fund for response, in the event of natural disasters to reduce loan reliance.

    Actively promote solar power within our district.

  • Reduce our climate impact by using electric cars as much as possible for council and public transport.

    Increase electric vehicle charging infrastructure and encourage shared electric cars in the district.

    Create alternatives to landfill, incentivise and make them easily accessible and usable.

  • Support the council's decision to develop a comprehensive Climate Change Response Strategy for the Waimakariri District.

  • Support continued work on flood protections.

    Look at the Waimakariri District Council's carbon footprint and assessing moves on lowering this for improvements.

    Review how council can support residents, businesses and organisations to seek in reductions in emissions.

  • Continue to factor climate change considerations into all aspects of policy development.

    Install infrastructure to mitigate the effects of climate change, eg new pump stations in Kaiapoi being constructed now.

  • Commit to and maintain a council fleet that is fit for purpose and fully utilised to lower emissions.

    Encourage residents and businesses to lower their impact on the environment with recycling and smarter use of resources

    Support the use of electric and more fuel efficient powered vehicles.