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.

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.

  • Push for greater resourcing of community engagement and better processes, including community forums, to lift up all voices.

    Support all council staff and contractors to be paid at least the Living Wage and for a review of health and safety at all levels.

    Support an enhanced local board model, that will push for stronger local voices, decision-making and funding.

  • Support a review of Auckland Super City to bring back more local governance for West Auckland as per the Royal Commission recommendations.

    Support more west multi-local-board decision-making to ensure more efficient and effective services

    Support increased participation and representation by iwi/Māori in decision-making, more and better community engagement by council-controlled organisations.

  • Advocate for more community, in person engagement around the issues that the council and community face.

    Ensure engagement opportunities are more equitable by including cultural and language specific options.

    Support reducing the number of local boards to give more resources and power to drive responsiveness to community focused initiatives.

  • Argue for review of Auckland Council. It is too big, has too many council-controlled organisations and has mismanaged funds.

    Strongly support local communities being involved in council policy and plan processes.

    Build ongoing relationship with mana whenua, Pacifica, ethnic and immigrant communities to make sure these voices are heard.

  • Concentrate on core services (rubbish, transport, parks, libraries etc.) and cut back on vanity projects.

    Make value-for-money a key consideration in every dollar spent.

    Review council staffing levels, which have increased considerably recently, and ensure every function is handled efficiently.

  • Have a direct, frank, and honest relationship with Iwi and Mataawaka, like Hoani Waititi Māori, so that policy addresses the needs of all.

    Seriously scrutinise spending decisions and hold decision makers accountable to that ratepayers know the we are getting value for money.

    Support the local boards having more powers to implement services and hold council controlled organisations to account for delivery of services.

  • Continue funding ethnic community groups and events in our parks and community centres.

    Engage and partner with tangata whenua (Te Kawerau a Maki) wherever possible.

    Expand opportunities for all communities to have decision-making input.

  • Finesse means of drawing in more public engagement.

    Continue working with iwi as stewards of our natural environment.

    Advocate for more say from local council regarding local building and other consents.

  • Support council being a Living Wage employer.

    Support Māori wards and work hard on improving relationships with Te Kawarau a Maki and Hoani Waititi Marae.

    Implement the original Royal Commission proposal of a West Local Council with enhanced powers and responsibilities.

  • Participate in local government reforms to fight for an enhanced local board model, with stronger local voices, decision-making and funding.

    Push to overhaul the current council-controlled organisation structure (eg Auckland Transport), to be more responsive to local needs and more accountable for their work.

    Require council to engage with residents in a respectful and consistent manner with robust feedback and reporting.

  • Push for greater resourcing of community engagement and better processes, including community forums, to lift up all voices.

    Support all council staff and contractors to be paid at least the Living Wage and for a review of health and safety at all levels.

    Support an enhanced local board model, that will push for stronger local voices, decision-making and funding.

  • Support a review of Auckland Super City to bring back more local governance for West Auckland as per the Royal Commission recommendations.

    Support more west multi-local-board decision-making to ensure more efficient and effective services

    Support increased participation and representation by iwi/Māori in decision-making, more and better community engagement by council-controlled organisations.

  • Advocate for more community, in person engagement around the issues that the council and community face.

    Ensure engagement opportunities are more equitable by including cultural and language specific options.

    Support reducing the number of local boards to give more resources and power to drive responsiveness to community focused initiatives.

  • Argue for review of Auckland Council. It is too big, has too many council-controlled organisations and has mismanaged funds.

    Strongly support local communities being involved in council policy and plan processes.

    Build ongoing relationship with mana whenua, Pacifica, ethnic and immigrant communities to make sure these voices are heard.

  • Concentrate on core services (rubbish, transport, parks, libraries etc.) and cut back on vanity projects.

    Make value-for-money a key consideration in every dollar spent.

    Review council staffing levels, which have increased considerably recently, and ensure every function is handled efficiently.

  • Have a direct, frank, and honest relationship with Iwi and Mataawaka, like Hoani Waititi Māori, so that policy addresses the needs of all.

    Seriously scrutinise spending decisions and hold decision makers accountable to that ratepayers know the we are getting value for money.

    Support the local boards having more powers to implement services and hold council controlled organisations to account for delivery of services.

  • Continue funding ethnic community groups and events in our parks and community centres.

    Engage and partner with tangata whenua (Te Kawerau a Maki) wherever possible.

    Expand opportunities for all communities to have decision-making input.

  • Finesse means of drawing in more public engagement.

    Continue working with iwi as stewards of our natural environment.

    Advocate for more say from local council regarding local building and other consents.

  • Support council being a Living Wage employer.

    Support Māori wards and work hard on improving relationships with Te Kawarau a Maki and Hoani Waititi Marae.

    Implement the original Royal Commission proposal of a West Local Council with enhanced powers and responsibilities.

  • Participate in local government reforms to fight for an enhanced local board model, with stronger local voices, decision-making and funding.

    Push to overhaul the current council-controlled organisation structure (eg Auckland Transport), to be more responsive to local needs and more accountable for their work.

    Require council to engage with residents in a respectful and consistent manner with robust feedback and reporting.

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