Waitematā Local Board

The Waitematā 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 seven 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 Waitematā Local Board 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.

  • Continue to increase membership and participation in the Waitematā Local Board's Climate Action Network.

    Commit to continue expanding the Urban Ngāhere Action Plan and support community-led initiatives planting of native trees and plants.

    Promote energy-efficient businesses and homes and support initiatives that enable Waitematā communities to adopt low-carbon practices.

  • Question and oppose current council climate policy, my concerns being that as it is it's destroying businesses and peoples wealth.

    Oppose the proposed 30 kilometre per hour inner city speed limits as driving in second gear is only going to increase greenhouse emissions.

    Stop the council cutting down mature trees so they can just add more unnecessary cycle ways.

  • Make the Waitematā's green spaces and marine environment a magnificent beacon for climate change reversal.

  • Perform a thorough, transparent study of the latest peer-reviewed scientific studies regarding the true connection of CO2 to the environment.

    Perform a thorough, transparent study of peer-reviewed scientific data to check the basic facts of climate change as they relate to Auckland.

    Ensure adequate financing of all areas related to civil defence with an emphasis (because it is woefully underfunded) on the fire services.

  • Accelerate the conversion of all council-owned transportation vehicles including ferries to electric or hydrogen fuel.

    Review Auckland Council's climate change targeted rate.

    Focus on more sustainable transport, built and natural environments to reduce emissions quicker and more economically.

  • Further recognition of marine carbon sinks – eg carbonate in mussels, which do not reach saturation unlike land-based carbon sinks.

    Increase utilisation of marine carbon sinks – eg mussel shells – as aggregates in council construction, eg Kim Pickering's group's work.

    Always acknowledge that fuel tax is inequitable for those with special needs who cannot rely on reliable public transport and have no electric vehicle.

  • I support sustainability in decision-making at all levels, including recycling, electrification of public vehicles and recycling stormwater.

  • Reduce Auckland's climate commitments. New Zealand is already leading the world with environmental and sustainable policies.

    Increasing prosperity reduces poverty and homelessness. People also take better care of the community as the standard of living goes up.

  • Support residents and local businesses to halve emissions by 2030 through grants, free advice, engagement and strategic decision-making.

    Push for changes in the Auckland Unitary Plan to enable a well-designed mixed-use walkable city full of green space and places to connect.

    Model climate resilient solutions using council buildings including water capture, solar panels and green roofs, as we have with the library.

  • Continue to increase membership and participation in the Waitematā Local Board's Climate Action Network.

    Commit to continue to expand the board's Urban Ngahere tree planting programme in parks and streets.

    Promote energy-efficient businesses and homes and the provision of solar energy and green walls and roofs like the Central Library Roof.

  • Continue to increase membership and participation in the Waitematā Local Board's community Climate Action Network.

    Commit to continue to expand the Waitematā Board's Urban Ngahere tree planting programme in parks, squares and streets.

    Provide advice for energy efficient businesses and homes and green walls and roofs as we helped provide on the Central Library roof.

  • Commit to growing the membership as well as active participation in the Waitematā Local Board's Climate Action Network.

    Actively support the City Centre Masterplan Access for Everyone (A4E) which encourages improved public and alternative transport modes.

    Support local tree planting programmes, including the Urban Ngāhere Action Plan.

  • Reduce Auckland's climate commitments. These commitments will do nothing but narrow choices for Aucklanders.

    Dump climate related taxes. This is just an excuse to collect more revenue and influence choices without real scientific foundation.

    Ensure adequate financing of all areas related to civil defense with an emphasis on the fire and ambulance services.

  • Commit to the council's climate action plan, with a particular focus on halving carbon emissions within the next decade.

    Promote and facilitate active transport (walking, cycling), as well as expanded public transport options, to reduce carbon emissions.

    Promote energy efficiencies for both businesses and households to reduce carbon emissions.

  • Support the council to fulfil Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan commitment to reduce emissions.

    Support the development and prioritisation of initiatives and programmes that decrease or eliminate greenhouse gas emissions.

    Continue to increase membership and participation in the Waitematā Local Board's Climate Action Network.

  • Continue to increase membership and participation in the Waitematā Local Board's Climate Action Network.

    Commit to continue expanding the Urban Ngāhere Action Plan and support community-led initiatives planting of native trees and plants.

    Promote energy-efficient businesses and homes and support initiatives that enable Waitematā communities to adopt low-carbon practices.

  • Question and oppose current council climate policy, my concerns being that as it is it's destroying businesses and peoples wealth.

    Oppose the proposed 30 kilometre per hour inner city speed limits as driving in second gear is only going to increase greenhouse emissions.

    Stop the council cutting down mature trees so they can just add more unnecessary cycle ways.

  • Make the Waitematā's green spaces and marine environment a magnificent beacon for climate change reversal.

  • Perform a thorough, transparent study of the latest peer-reviewed scientific studies regarding the true connection of CO2 to the environment.

    Perform a thorough, transparent study of peer-reviewed scientific data to check the basic facts of climate change as they relate to Auckland.

    Ensure adequate financing of all areas related to civil defence with an emphasis (because it is woefully underfunded) on the fire services.

  • Accelerate the conversion of all council-owned transportation vehicles including ferries to electric or hydrogen fuel.

    Review Auckland Council's climate change targeted rate.

    Focus on more sustainable transport, built and natural environments to reduce emissions quicker and more economically.

  • Further recognition of marine carbon sinks – eg carbonate in mussels, which do not reach saturation unlike land-based carbon sinks.

    Increase utilisation of marine carbon sinks – eg mussel shells – as aggregates in council construction, eg Kim Pickering's group's work.

    Always acknowledge that fuel tax is inequitable for those with special needs who cannot rely on reliable public transport and have no electric vehicle.

  • I support sustainability in decision-making at all levels, including recycling, electrification of public vehicles and recycling stormwater.

  • Reduce Auckland's climate commitments. New Zealand is already leading the world with environmental and sustainable policies.

    Increasing prosperity reduces poverty and homelessness. People also take better care of the community as the standard of living goes up.

  • Support residents and local businesses to halve emissions by 2030 through grants, free advice, engagement and strategic decision-making.

    Push for changes in the Auckland Unitary Plan to enable a well-designed mixed-use walkable city full of green space and places to connect.

    Model climate resilient solutions using council buildings including water capture, solar panels and green roofs, as we have with the library.

  • Continue to increase membership and participation in the Waitematā Local Board's Climate Action Network.

    Commit to continue to expand the board's Urban Ngahere tree planting programme in parks and streets.

    Promote energy-efficient businesses and homes and the provision of solar energy and green walls and roofs like the Central Library Roof.

  • Continue to increase membership and participation in the Waitematā Local Board's community Climate Action Network.

    Commit to continue to expand the Waitematā Board's Urban Ngahere tree planting programme in parks, squares and streets.

    Provide advice for energy efficient businesses and homes and green walls and roofs as we helped provide on the Central Library roof.

  • Commit to growing the membership as well as active participation in the Waitematā Local Board's Climate Action Network.

    Actively support the City Centre Masterplan Access for Everyone (A4E) which encourages improved public and alternative transport modes.

    Support local tree planting programmes, including the Urban Ngāhere Action Plan.

  • Reduce Auckland's climate commitments. These commitments will do nothing but narrow choices for Aucklanders.

    Dump climate related taxes. This is just an excuse to collect more revenue and influence choices without real scientific foundation.

    Ensure adequate financing of all areas related to civil defense with an emphasis on the fire and ambulance services.

  • Commit to the council's climate action plan, with a particular focus on halving carbon emissions within the next decade.

    Promote and facilitate active transport (walking, cycling), as well as expanded public transport options, to reduce carbon emissions.

    Promote energy efficiencies for both businesses and households to reduce carbon emissions.

  • Support the council to fulfil Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan commitment to reduce emissions.

    Support the development and prioritisation of initiatives and programmes that decrease or eliminate greenhouse gas emissions.

    Continue to increase membership and participation in the Waitematā Local Board's Climate Action Network.

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