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.

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.

  • Work with regional council to fund a free transport service aimed at reducing dependence on cars.

    Lobby government and NZ Transport Agency for a much needed and long overdue second bridge.

    Free charging stations powered by council solar farms to encourage conversion from ICE to BEVs. Encourage use of small electric vehicles.

  • Halt further talks of another bridge. Use the roundabout for traffic flow. Use James Street or Victoria Avenue, to avoid the roundabout.

    Support maintenance of our oil refineries to ensure quality bitumen ingredients on our roads. Poor quality means further costs ongoing.

  • Continue work on building (e)bike paths on a loop connecting Whakatāne, Awakeri, Edgcumbe, Thornton, and Matatā.

    Include a strategic assessment of the transport network in the spatial plan, including a proper business case for another bridge.

    Advocate to Waka Kotahi to fix some of their poorly maintained roads, eg to Te Waimana.

  • Work with regional council to fund a free transport service aimed at reducing dependence on cars.

    Lobby government and NZ Transport Agency for a much needed and long overdue second bridge.

    Free charging stations powered by council solar farms to encourage conversion from ICE to BEVs. Encourage use of small electric vehicles.

  • Halt further talks of another bridge. Use the roundabout for traffic flow. Use James Street or Victoria Avenue, to avoid the roundabout.

    Support maintenance of our oil refineries to ensure quality bitumen ingredients on our roads. Poor quality means further costs ongoing.

  • Continue work on building (e)bike paths on a loop connecting Whakatāne, Awakeri, Edgcumbe, Thornton, and Matatā.

    Include a strategic assessment of the transport network in the spatial plan, including a proper business case for another bridge.

    Advocate to Waka Kotahi to fix some of their poorly maintained roads, eg to Te Waimana.