Wairoa District Council

Wairoa General Ward
The Wairoa 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 six councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Three councillors will be elected from the Wairoa (General) 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 Wairoa District Council election.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

  • Implement more roundabouts to create more flow for traffic moving through Wairoa.

    Complete the walkway on both sides of the river.

    Investigate re-establishing a wharf where the wharf was.

  • Encourage walking and cycling where feasible. Look at public transport to outlying areas, for example minibuses to Mahia.

    Negotiate with Waka Kotahi to build roads that last with the loads that government allows on them.

    Decrease some speed limits, e.g. Kaiwaitau Rd, and install traffic calming devices in Raupunga. Investigate slowing vehicles in town.

  • Freedom of movement for all township residents.

    Work with local roading contractors to improve roading and footpath safety and quality.

    Maintain the existing walkway, tidy up and work with regional council to ensure riverbank stability.

  • Implement more roundabouts to create more flow for traffic moving through Wairoa.

    Complete the walkway on both sides of the river.

    Investigate re-establishing a wharf where the wharf was.

  • Encourage walking and cycling where feasible. Look at public transport to outlying areas, for example minibuses to Mahia.

    Negotiate with Waka Kotahi to build roads that last with the loads that government allows on them.

    Decrease some speed limits, e.g. Kaiwaitau Rd, and install traffic calming devices in Raupunga. Investigate slowing vehicles in town.

  • Freedom of movement for all township residents.

    Work with local roading contractors to improve roading and footpath safety and quality.

    Maintain the existing walkway, tidy up and work with regional council to ensure riverbank stability.