Whangārei District Council

Hikurangi-Coastal General Ward
The Whangārei District Council provides local services and facilities, such as public transport, rubbish and recycling, libraries, parks, and recreation facilities. It also makes decisions about building and planning, local regulations, and infrastructure, such as water supply and sewerage. The council is made up of 13 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Two councillors will be elected from the Hikurangi-Coastal ward. 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 Whangārei District Council 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.

  • Engage and understand how local government reform will affect the district.

    Continue to get out in the public to understand concerns.

    Ensure staff wages are competitive and the working environment is attractive.

  • Strengthen connections with tangata whenua based on Te Tiriti o Waitangi and meaningful partnership; expand on Te Karearea model.

    Build trusting relationships with community, hapū, fellow councillors and council staff to achieve great outcomes for our rohe.

    Bring knowledge of project management, building contracts and managing budgets to the council so projects are good value for money.

  • Ensure the council's decision making process is open, transparent and accountable to the public.

    Move to ensure all new long-term supplier contracts include an allowance for the employees to be paid the living wage as the minimum base.

    Remain well connected to local iwi and work closely them.

  • Engage and understand how local government reform will affect the district.

    Continue to get out in the public to understand concerns.

    Ensure staff wages are competitive and the working environment is attractive.

  • Strengthen connections with tangata whenua based on Te Tiriti o Waitangi and meaningful partnership; expand on Te Karearea model.

    Build trusting relationships with community, hapū, fellow councillors and council staff to achieve great outcomes for our rohe.

    Bring knowledge of project management, building contracts and managing budgets to the council so projects are good value for money.

  • Ensure the council's decision making process is open, transparent and accountable to the public.

    Move to ensure all new long-term supplier contracts include an allowance for the employees to be paid the living wage as the minimum base.

    Remain well connected to local iwi and work closely them.