Mayor of Whakatāne

The mayor is the leader of the council. Their job is to promote a vision for the district and lead the development of the council’s plans, policies and budget. The mayor appoints the deputy mayor, establishes committees for particular topics, and appoints chairs for those committees. 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 Whakatāne District Council mayoral 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.

  • Continue work towards a circular economy with a focus on getting food waste out of the waste stream.

    Continue to explore opportunities for biophilic design – nature mimicking systems, eg water drainage ditches as habitat.

    Push for more use of nature's water storage features for flood control, eg created wetlands

  • Provide compost bins to homes. Food waste, grass clippings, and rotten fruit may be utilised effectively versus pay services to take away.

    Design properties for Slimline Rainwater Storage. Light, strong, NZ-made tanks, aesthetically pleasing, easily located, and functional.

    Explore traditional Māori methods for controlling possums, rats, and stoats. Value existing natural remedies for pest control.

  • Preserve and protect the natural environment.

    Make better use of water from existing aquifers in order to reduce dependency on river sources.

    Encourage all forms of recycling using innovative methods. For instance, food recycling by encouraging use of backyard chickens.

  • Continue work towards a circular economy with a focus on getting food waste out of the waste stream.

    Continue to explore opportunities for biophilic design – nature mimicking systems, eg water drainage ditches as habitat.

    Push for more use of nature's water storage features for flood control, eg created wetlands

  • Provide compost bins to homes. Food waste, grass clippings, and rotten fruit may be utilised effectively versus pay services to take away.

    Design properties for Slimline Rainwater Storage. Light, strong, NZ-made tanks, aesthetically pleasing, easily located, and functional.

    Explore traditional Māori methods for controlling possums, rats, and stoats. Value existing natural remedies for pest control.

  • Preserve and protect the natural environment.

    Make better use of water from existing aquifers in order to reduce dependency on river sources.

    Encourage all forms of recycling using innovative methods. For instance, food recycling by encouraging use of backyard chickens.