Whangārei District Council

Mangakahia-Maungatapere 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). One councillor will be elected from the Mangakahia-Maungatapere 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.

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.

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  • Whangārei District Council has a policy in place. It is considered a live document and is constantly reviewed and updated.

    Lead by example and promote good behaviour by actively looking for affordable and acceptable handling of all waste.

    Be more active in our push for government to call to account countries and industries using carbon trading as a feel good policy.

  • Ensure stormwater infrastructure is up to scratch.

    Help make walking and cycling a normal way to travel to work in and around the CBD (Like the Netherlands).

    Ensure ratepayers assets as well as council assets are protected and able to withstand climate change.

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  • Whangārei District Council has a policy in place. It is considered a live document and is constantly reviewed and updated.

    Lead by example and promote good behaviour by actively looking for affordable and acceptable handling of all waste.

    Be more active in our push for government to call to account countries and industries using carbon trading as a feel good policy.

  • Ensure stormwater infrastructure is up to scratch.

    Help make walking and cycling a normal way to travel to work in and around the CBD (Like the Netherlands).

    Ensure ratepayers assets as well as council assets are protected and able to withstand climate change.