Waitākere Ranges Local Board

The Waitākere Ranges Local Board is one of 21 local boards in Auckland. The local board makes a plan for your area and decides on local issues, activities and facilities. It also oversees council services and facilities in your area, including libraries and parks. The local board is made up of six members. 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 Waitākere Ranges Local Board election.

Environment

Local governments play a central role in protecting the environment, reducing waste and safeguarding biodiversity. The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for local councils, which work with regional councils in the management of water resources in their area.

Environment

Local governments play a central role in protecting the environment, reducing waste and safeguarding biodiversity. The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for local councils, which work with regional councils in the management of water resources in their area.

  • Restore Waitākere Ranges eco-systems and biodiversity by investing in and supporting community action.

    Work on improved water quality in waterways, lagoons and harbours, and reduce sources of pollution.

    Increase recycling and work on waste minimisation, including working with households in the west to minimise green waste.

  • Support retaining the Waitākere Ranges as a regional park under the protection of the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area Act.

    Explore the remediation and use of Te Henga Quarry as a reserve and for recreation. Demand answers about the Quarry Aftercare Fund.

    Continue to preserve and protect the biodiversity in the Waitākere Ranges and investigate possibility of parts becoming a Dark Sky Reserve.

  • Support making all of our local beaches swimmable.

    Support continuation of Waitākere Ranges Local Board's support for Waitākere Pest Free Alliance.

    Support setting up recycling hubs to divert rubbish from rubbish dumps.

  • Protect and enhance Te Waio Nui a Tiriwa, the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area.

    Support community action by local residents' and environmental groups and connect work that is linked either by kaupapa and/or geography.

    Facilitate developing a multi-agency forum to help protect and enhance the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area through independent monitoring.

  • Support community action by local residents and environmental groups.

    Ensure Watercare properly maintain wastewater systems. Titirangi and Laingholm have proved that beaches can be made safe for swimming.

    Promote food and green waste collection to reduce waste, with the goal to move to a circular economy that minimises waste.

  • Promote pest removal, particularly rats, possums and stoats.

    Encourage de-sexing of domestic cats and dogs.

    Promote domestic use of rainwater to save treated water and reduce flow in the stormwater system.

  • Continue investment in community water quality initiatives and waterway restoration.

    Continue investment in community weed/pest removal and investigate local community weed composting hubs.

    Support more local recycling, repurposing initiatives.

  • Engage with new water entities to support higher levels of monitoring and maintenance of waterways and water quality.

    Support the planting of more native trees and plants in both parks and urban areas to increase biodiversity across the region.

    Support the development of weed disposal in the Waitākere Ranges at scale.

  • Educate and support our volunteers and the wider community to protect and enhance the natural environment where they live.

    Monitor water quality regularly at water holes and streams as well as at our beaches with reports back to the community.

    Support community initiatives to help rubbish removal to reduce dumping in our community.

  • Petition for free rubbish removal in Waitākere.

    Petition for drop-off sites of soft plastics that are generally not recyclable.

  • Restore Waitākere Ranges eco-systems and biodiversity by investing in and supporting community action.

    Work on improved water quality in waterways, lagoons and harbours, and reduce sources of pollution.

    Increase recycling and work on waste minimisation, including working with households in the west to minimise green waste.

  • Support retaining the Waitākere Ranges as a regional park under the protection of the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area Act.

    Explore the remediation and use of Te Henga Quarry as a reserve and for recreation. Demand answers about the Quarry Aftercare Fund.

    Continue to preserve and protect the biodiversity in the Waitākere Ranges and investigate possibility of parts becoming a Dark Sky Reserve.

  • Support making all of our local beaches swimmable.

    Support continuation of Waitākere Ranges Local Board's support for Waitākere Pest Free Alliance.

    Support setting up recycling hubs to divert rubbish from rubbish dumps.

  • Protect and enhance Te Waio Nui a Tiriwa, the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area.

    Support community action by local residents' and environmental groups and connect work that is linked either by kaupapa and/or geography.

    Facilitate developing a multi-agency forum to help protect and enhance the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area through independent monitoring.

  • Support community action by local residents and environmental groups.

    Ensure Watercare properly maintain wastewater systems. Titirangi and Laingholm have proved that beaches can be made safe for swimming.

    Promote food and green waste collection to reduce waste, with the goal to move to a circular economy that minimises waste.

  • Promote pest removal, particularly rats, possums and stoats.

    Encourage de-sexing of domestic cats and dogs.

    Promote domestic use of rainwater to save treated water and reduce flow in the stormwater system.

  • Continue investment in community water quality initiatives and waterway restoration.

    Continue investment in community weed/pest removal and investigate local community weed composting hubs.

    Support more local recycling, repurposing initiatives.

  • Engage with new water entities to support higher levels of monitoring and maintenance of waterways and water quality.

    Support the planting of more native trees and plants in both parks and urban areas to increase biodiversity across the region.

    Support the development of weed disposal in the Waitākere Ranges at scale.

  • Educate and support our volunteers and the wider community to protect and enhance the natural environment where they live.

    Monitor water quality regularly at water holes and streams as well as at our beaches with reports back to the community.

    Support community initiatives to help rubbish removal to reduce dumping in our community.

  • Petition for free rubbish removal in Waitākere.

    Petition for drop-off sites of soft plastics that are generally not recyclable.

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