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Environment

Colin Bell

  • Establish extra wetlands on suitable sites, on council and private land.
  • Seek to reduce or stop the sale of food and drink products in single use plastic containers.
  • Seek to achieve low-waste practices in council cafeterias and where food and drink is sold at council owned venues.

Harry Duynhoven

  • Continue progress towards a Zero waste target, ensuring as much as possible is recycled, achieving maximum resource use and lowest cost.
  • Upgrade our wastewater network to further reduce sewage overflows in adverse events (power outages, floods) protecting streams, rivers.
  • Utilise offenders more to clean up graffiti and other damage, rejuvenate planted areas etc, as a positive benefit society, a "paying back."

Sarah Foy

  • Work alongside industry leaders to further develop energy initiatives that will reduce emissions.
  • Require council staff to work with community environmental groups to bolster collaboration and feasibility of new ideas.
  • Introduce better tracking of recyclables that are shipped off-shore.

Bruce Gatward-Cook

  • Improve monitoring of city water use and encourage new homes to include water recycling systems.
  • Become a zero waste hero!
  • Support central government's one billion (native) tree planting goal with local native planting programmes.

Bev Gibson

  • Support DOC in their bio-diversity programme and pest control on the Maunga.
  • Support Council policy of waste minimisation and management.
  • Continue to test and analyse the health of the water quality.

Irene Godkin

  • Transition to manage water reticulation and regeneration by adopting renown scalable infrastructure plan for current and future.
  • Transition to adopting renown scalable management plan for biodiversity and pest control to protect and preserve natural habitat resources.
  • Transition of current technology using rediversion of human waste, urine, into energy source and drinking water source funding.

Richard Handley

  • Continue zero waste 2040 strategy. Develop a MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) for industrial and commercial waste.
  • Ensure all reserve land is protected and not sold and that all green spaces are well maintained.
  • Protect all significant public land from serious erosion threat.

Stacey Hitchcock

  • Ensure our infrastructure and systems protect and sustain our environment, such as implementing treatment of contaminated stormwater.
  • Drive our Zero Waste 2040 targets, ensuring required resources to meet targets, particularly development of commercial waste recycling.
  • Support the work of Predator Free, TMP, iwi and environmental groups, ensuring strong conservation and biodiversity outcomes.

Louise James

  • Support the zero waste by 2040 policy.
  • Support the predator free by 2050 policy lead by the regional council.

Joanne Kuvarji

  • Ensure that there is a substantial funding allocated to replace our aged water and sewage infrastructure and to develop a new reservoir.
  • Address lack of waste management and recycling options in Urenui and surrounding areas.
  • Research and implement alternative pest control options to replace 1080.

Greg Mackay

  • Purify drinking water without adding chemicals.
  • Stop 1080. Eradicate pests by introducing more traps to protect wildlife and living organisms.
  • Create a better recycling facility to minimise our communities waste.

Chris Manukonga

  • Keep our water reservoirs and reticulation system free of contamination sources, and replacement plans are paramount.
  • Create a pest eradication program for our youth, and retirees, to make a valued contribution to the community and society.
  • Create a green waste collection point for composting, and a gas fired furnace for the destruction of combustible material.

Jonathan Marshall

  • Maintain and create open spaces for public use.
  • To create opportunities for business and buildings to become environmentally friendly to reduce pressure on the environment.
  • Create opportunities for organic farming and horticulture in North Taranaki.

Dinnie Moeahu

  • Conserve water by supporting residential rain and wastewater reticulation systems.
  • Work with manufacturers to eliminate non recyclable waste.
  • Establish a biodiversity pest control plan with like minded philanthropic groups.

Jack Newsome

  • Review the NPDC Water Quality and Preservation Plan by investigating water storage for residential housing using roof water on new housing.
  • Review the NPDC Annual Plan Biodiversity and Pest Control Plan should include pest trapping in residential zones of the city.
  • Adopt the NPDC Waste Management and Minimisation Plan a 6 year overview details community reduction in waste and recycling Zero waste by 2040.

Phil Quinney

  • Waste minimisation and landfill usage.
  • Water quality and protection of supply.

Dwayne Sherwood

  • Establish a stable supply of freshwater with a backup, the same with the sewage system.
  • Encourage a more diverse use of farmland that is good for all, including the animals and the plant.
  • Establish free dump fees so poorer people use the dump and not the beach or roadside to dispose of their waste.

Deb Tawa

  • Work on more open green spaces in the CBD.
  • Continue work towards the zero waste policy.
  • Ensure the great pest control work around the mountain is continued.

Katherine Blaney

  • Protect significant natural areas in the district by removing pest species and encouraging planting of native vegetation.
  • Encourage water preservation by creating programs that guide both residential and large-scale water users to reduce consumption.
  • Create opportunities for reusing household items or sharing with neighbours to reduce waste and encourage recycling.

Gordon Brown

  • Continue to work on our aging infrastructure to ensure better water quality.
  • Continue to move towards predator-free Taraanaki by 2015.
  • Continue to recycle and move toward waste free by 2015.

David Bublitz

  • Build a state of the art recycling facility that deals with all of our regions own recycling.
  • Improve water storage facilitates and improve infrastructure.

Anneka Carlson

  • Waste minimisation and management. Create incentives for the community to be a part of this.
  • Actively look into new ways of pest control around our Maunga. Utilise the community groups.
  • Charge for water, so everyone is aware of the costs and can take steps to reduce their water consumption.

Amanda Clinton-Gohdes

  • Continue working towards being a zero waste district by 2040.
  • Maintain water quality by ensuring that overflows of sewerage and wastewater systems are carefully monitored and minimised.
  • Provide more options for businesses to reduce waste, and more education about recycling and reduction of household waste.

Mike Crow

  • Encourage sensible water usage throughout the year avoiding summer shortage.
  • Establish a better system of private rubbish disposal avoiding the wild dumping seen more and more often.
Rates and revenue

Colin Bell

  • Pay for climate crisis responses by trimming other council budgets, eg slow down the proposed infrastructure upgrades.
  • Look into the council's Perpetual Investment Fund in order to ensure that all investments are ethical and environmentally acceptable.
  • Aim for rates increases in line with cost inflation, unless unusual circumstances occur.

Harry Duynhoven

  • Reinforce the progress made in the last three council terms to "live within our income", spend wisely on quality infrastructure and maintenance.
  • Move over time to a situation where the Perpetual Investment Fund is only funding major new capital projects, rather than as a rates subsidy.
  • Smooth cash flows, identify all possible savings and the investment needed to achieve those savings, thereby reducing rates costs.

Sarah Foy

  • Work alongside central government to continue attracting investment in the district and region.
  • Explore developers' levy on new suburbs as the district accommodates its projected population growth and housing supply.

Bruce Gatward-Cook

  • Reasonable rates and reasonable charges for key areas such as refuse collection and access to the Govett Brewster and Len Lye Centre.
  • Fiscal prudence in general council spending so our rates can remain affordable and reasonable.
  • Create council assets that give a financial return to the community.

Bev Gibson

  • Reduce Council debt and keep rates as low as possible.
  • Ensure prudent financial management of PIF and oversight of council assets.
  • Consider OPM or 'other people's money' for new investment opportunities.

Irene Godkin

  • Mitigate rates from dependence to less reliance to generate and source diverse income streams for purpose of self reliance and independence.
  • Avoid debt laden succession to current and future ratepayers and the next generation.
  • Transition to local council mortgage lender in competition to provide finance to fund the community for user pay principle based ventures.

Richard Handley

  • Reduce the operational budget of LLGBAG as patronage is falling due to the current fee level—$15.
  • Maintain rates at 2% above inflation in order to invest in community capital assets such as pools, parks, stadium, courts, sports fields etc.
  • Do not change the release rule from the PIF—set at 3.3% pa which allows a level of real growth for the future.

Stacey Hitchcock

  • Keep rates within an affordable level, balancing both progress and responsible financial planning.
  • Ensure continued growth and strong management of the Perpetual Investment Fund.
  • Focus on increasing efficiencies with internal spending and financial management of projects.

Louise James

  • Investigate the relationship between the Govett-Brewster and Len Lye Foundation to reduce council's costs in running the art gallery.
  • Implement rate rebates for ratepayers substantially reducing use of curbside rubbish collection.

Joanne Kuvarji

  • Introduce a paid permit for local residents that choose to live mobile allowing them to park and enjoy our district without being fined.
  • Minimise excess council and council staff expenditure.
  • Ensure realistic budgets have been set and sufficient depreciation funding is allocated to minimise debt and ensure sustainability long-term.

Greg Mackay

  • Ensure debt and rates are reduced with a financial revamp.
  • Introduce businesses for subsidizing rates.
  • Introduce regular financial statements for ratepayers.

Chris Manukonga

  • Establish strict guidelines for the CEO to reduce the number of council staff to reduce the wages bill, that is costing ratepayers.
  • Establish new activities for the Govett/LLC too achieve revenue and bring a vibrancy to the surrounding CBD sector.
  • A debt Introduce a debt reduction plan, to diminish the debt for the future working generations, and the ageing population on fixed incomes.

Jonathan Marshall

  • Ensure that rates are maintained at an affordable level for families and user pay services pay for themselves.
  • Cause developers to pay the extra dollars if the council is required to upgrade infrastructure eg water, sewage, stormwater extra.
  • Continue requirements, that the developers fund that allows for the increase need for open spaces and services like Libraries, museums, ext.

Dinnie Moeahu

  • Maintain rates at level of inflation.
  • Review and amend where appropriate council Permanent Investment Fund (PIF) management costs and annual release payment policy.
  • Maintain council budget within council income parameters.

Jack Newsome

  • Adopt and review The New Plymouth District Council's debt.
  • Stop New Plymouth District Council rates, I would like to put the hand brake on rate increases.
  • Adopt and review The New Plymouth District Council investments portfolio.

Phil Quinney

  • Keep rates increases to a minimum.
  • Prudent management of the PIF while exploring opportunities for the fund to ease ratepayers burden.
  • Review council fees and charges, many are outrageously out of line with other parts of NZ.

Dwayne Sherwood

  • Stop paying your Yarrows Stadium portion of your rates. User pays.
  • Stop paying big dollars for people from out of town to write reports and do audits, that's what the council is there to do.
  • Establish a plan to keep rates as low as possible, as the old saying goes, it's needs, not wants.

Deb Tawa

  • Maintain careful fiscal management of any rates increase so that it is sustainable.
  • Ensure that the PIF continues to grow and be available for capital spending if needed.
  • Review the fees being charged to access the Len Lye centre and the operational budget.

Katherine Blaney

  • Continue to keep rate increases below 5% in any year.
  • Continue to keep the cost of external debt at less than 12.5% of annual rates revenue.
  • Invest in core infrastructure (within debt limit) and continue to enhance lifestyle assets, finding creative ways to raise funds if needed.

Gordon Brown

  • Reduce council debt.
  • Keep rates affordable by prudent spending.
  • Reduce council spending on nice to haves.

David Bublitz

  • Develop a community sports fund. Representative teams are important for community council assistance for these teams should be available.

Amanda Clinton-Gohdes

  • Be smart about alternatives to increasing rates, including ensuring the Perpetual Investment Fund continues to build high returns.
  • Ensure that any spending achieves value for money; make sure that investments benefit all people, rather than a select few.
  • Require developers to pay adequate levies to fund required infrastructure.

Mike Crow

  • Establish a policy of core services to reduce debt.
  • Stop the increase in our rates.
Recreation and culture

Colin Bell

  • Revoke the recent decision to spend $50 million to repair and upgrade the Rugby Park stadium.
  • Investigate and consider whether the council overspends on supporting cultural events such as Womad.

Harry Duynhoven

  • Rejuvenate our languishing areas, Churchill Heights, Marsland Hill etc, and use community involvement to assist this.
  • Add exercise equipment stations to our walkways and continue the extension of these, perhaps adding large (Donated) artworks, sculptures etc.
  • Revisit the Yarrows Stadium rebuild decision, the costs are huge and a less expensive, "fit for purpose" solution must be found.

Sarah Foy

  • Explore expansion of libraries as digital/new technology hubs, accessible to all.
  • Ensure development of Yarrows Sports Stadium encompasses facilities for a range of sports.
  • Support development/earthquake strengthening of Taranaki Cathedral as a centre for history, tourism and faith-based learning.

Bruce Gatward-Cook

  • Upgrade the TSB Stadium as a sports and events centre.
  • Foster more community events such as the Multi-Ethnic Extravaganza celebrating our rich cultural diversity.
  • Review and restrict pokie gambling licences.

Bev Gibson

  • Retain the summer festival activities throughout the region.
  • Ensure our community facilities are invested into and well maintained i. e. Todd Energy Aquatic Centre.
  • Develop Yarrows Stadium to be the best multi-sport complex in Taranaki.

Irene Godkin

  • Engage with community to determine expenditure levels of their hard earned money "ask before spend" for any infrastructure.
  • Transition to village hub for easy access for mobility "on demand" transport in central designated areas for community connections.
  • Engage with community on funds available for specific projects where application unsuccessful 3x to access designated purpose Mayoral Pool.

Richard Handley

  • Keep all New Plymouth green spaces currently 8% of the city area—one of the highest (if not the highest) in NZ.
  • Build a solid business case for an extended sports stadium in order to provide national level standard for indoor sports.
  • Develop a multi sports initiative and coordinate sport facilities—the race course area (public land) is to be considered.

Stacey Hitchcock

  • Development of a multi sport facility in the next LTP, in partnership with the sporting codes, recreational users and funding partners.
  • Ensure accessibility is not an issue for our community to any park or community facility.
  • Grow our events, festival and creative sector, supporting TAFT, VT and our events/creative industries to grow opportunities.

Louise James

  • Provide free admission to the aquatic centre.
  • Establish and maintain specialised places to pursue interests as directed by the community.

Joanne Kuvarji

  • Implement an extension of the CBD liquor ban to include the Fitzroy business district in alignment with the Fitzroy community request.
  • Prioritize our local communities for bookings eg the basketball community including our mountaineers in the booking of TSB Stadium.
  • Build a cover over the NP Aquatic centre outside pool so it can be comfortably used in winter and acts as sun protection in the summer.

Greg Mackay

  • Introduce more public toilet facilities in our community and keep them easily accessible.
  • Utilise bowl of Brooklands to a greater extent (hold more activities and entertainment more regularly).

Chris Manukonga

  • Establish more low level activities in parks for all ages, such as tea parties, history walks, and storytelling, and exercise trails.
  • Create a regular feature in the museum for music from the 40's, 50's and 60's era, performed by solo and duet.
  • Stop the $55 million restoration and rebuild of Rugby Park to minimise the rates, on seniors on fixed incomes.

Jonathan Marshall

  • Turn standalone event centres into multi use and if needed multi code facilities. They need to create their own income for maintenance.
  • Maintain the existing pools and cultural centres. Each facility pays for itself and does not rely on council funding unless public request.
  • Make in easy for people to enjoy our open spaces and explore them. Develop new ones as the need develops.

Dinnie Moeahu

  • Adopt a "Envy of the World" public facilities 20 year strategy.
  • Invest in TAFT to attract world class art, culture, sport and entertainment events to the district.
  • Revitalise the CBD as a residential, cafe, art and culture centre.

Jack Newsome

  • Action—required investigate, market and promote the great facilities that we have in our wonderful city, encourage tourism to our city.
  • Support—and source new events for the community, investigate ways of utilising facilities in a cost effective way.
  • Action—required oversee the budget for Yarrows Stadium, making sure it stays within budget and not costing ratepayers extra funds.

Phil Quinney

  • Upgrade of TSB Stadium and Aquatic Centre essential, completely out of date, commercial use outweighs community use, this must be addressed.
  • Keep pressure on TRC regarding responsible repair of Yarrows Stadium, what does the future really look like for this venue?
  • Get back to attracting quality events and acts at the Bowl and build on the successes of the past!

Dwayne Sherwood

  • Establish more community free events for all, young and old.
  • Utilise smaller sports gyms, we do not need to spend on a new gym, that is never used to full capacity. User pays.

Deb Tawa

  • Get moving on building a multi sports facility up where the TSB Stadium is.
  • Continue to support organisations like TAFT to bring the big festivals to NP.
  • Open up the CBD to the Huatoki Stream will enhance the look of the area.

Katherine Blaney

  • Improve Puke Ariki and community libraries so that more residents can access and benefit from the services provided.
  • Develop additional affordable community events to offer unique experiences for both residents and tourists.
  • Improve Coastal Walkway and cycleways throughout the entire district to enable and support a healthy community.

Gordon Brown

  • Reduce the spend on Yarrow Stadium.
  • Increase the spend on other sports facilities instead.
  • Increase community access to stadium and develop a multi-purpose sports stadium.

David Bublitz

  • Invest in our sporting facilities and infrastructure. With a growing population we need to future proof some of our most used facilities.

Anneka Carlson

  • Create a multi purpose stadium and combine netball, rugby, soccer and hockey in one place.
  • Encourage the council to have more festivals like Festival of the lights.
  • Have a night food market and utilise the communities small food businesses in the CBD with local entertainment.

Amanda Clinton-Gohdes

  • Sustain our parks and public spaces, and provide more open spaces in the CBD that a wide range of people can use and enjoy.
  • Maintain and continue to improve our events calendar, attracting both the arts and tourism to our region.
  • Develop a multi-sport facility which is available for use by many members of our community.

Mike Crow

  • Maintain public facilities, to avoid a rate increase.
  • Stop the Rugby Stadium blowout and investigate a better multi-purpose stadium for many sport codes.
Governance and engagement

Colin Bell

  • Support the establishment of a Māori Ward for council elections, to represent voters on the Māori electoral roll.
  • Promote the policy that all council employees and council Contractors' employees are to be paid a living wage.
  • Support the establishment of a Youth Council as an advisory council representing young people.

Harry Duynhoven

  • Revitalise the community forums held in previous years to hear the community viewpoint on issues, enhance the consultation process.
  • Seek re-establishment of councillors' portfolios, ensuring we're better informed on all topic areas, not just told "what you need to know."
  • Establish two members on each council standing committee, elected by local iwi, to ensure the Māori community is properly represented.

Sarah Foy

  • Set up communication channels to engage with young people (those aged under-25) to hear their views eg a forum, regular survey, FB groups.
  • Require council staff and councillors to consult using models that encourage greater and more robust collaboration eg co-design models.
  • Continue the role of the Te Huinga Taumatua committee, ensuring all iwi in NPDC area are represented.

Bruce Gatward-Cook

  • Living wages for all council employees at a minimum.
  • Recognise and encourage participation of tangata whenua as elected members.
  • Encourage open-door policy making to engage our community.

Bev Gibson

  • Incorporate co-design approach with iwi to ensure transparent collaborative engagement.
  • Champion consultation, discussion, debate with the community. Be prepared to listen as the solution may be with others rather than Council.
  • Be a fair employer and open to new ideas and feedback.

Irene Godkin

  • Establish suburban host of the city for the month to attract residents and visitors for community engagement opportunities.
  • Transition of local council into mobile customer focused venues eg supermarket to create revenue from available local council real estate.
  • Transition to Māori, ethnicity, young community ward engagement for local, national, international strategies for prosperity in hospitality.

Richard Handley

  • Develop an effective working relationship with Te Whiti hapū. Agree to Māori voting members on Committees.
  • Establish a diverse youth assembly (not committee) to represent youth ideas to council.
  • Decrease number of councillors from 14 to 10. Provide community boards with resource to support identified local initiatives.

Stacey Hitchcock

  • Create more opportunities for stronger and more accessible consultation with our communities.
  • Drive a continual improvement culture of being problem solvers and being easy to do business with.
  • Establish a stronger voice for youth, working alongside our current youth engagement strategy with zeal.

Louise James

  • Establish a youth council for youth engagement in community decision-making.
  • Support Te Huinga Taumatua and strengthen.
  • Develop more qualitative data from citizens to inform decision making.

Joanne Kuvarji

  • Establish a Youth Liaison Committee to ensure that our youth have a voice on council matters.
  • Change deputations to the day before council meetings allowing councillors time to deliberate over new information presented to them.
  • Councillors and community to ensure total inclusion in everything from decision making to developing policies.

Greg Mackay

  • Establish more community input for making decisions on projects in our community.

Chris Manukonga

  • Stop all cultural and ethnic discrimination when delivering customer service and developing town planning.
  • Establish a Rapid Response team to senior ratepayers issues, that will allow for "each issue, be treated without bias."
  • Establish a forum for senior ratepayers to consult with Te Huinga Taumatua, where individuals can express issues of council.

Jonathan Marshall

  • Increase online consultation on general council matters, to ensure robust community engagement.
  • Ensure the council moves towards the living wage for their workers and contractors.
  • Improvement of consultation in the city either by community boards or drop in centres or councillors engagement with different communities.

Dinnie Moeahu

  • Establish a councillor buddy system that nominates diverse community members to experience council activities.
  • Establish a youth council so the voice of the future may be heard and considered.
  • Ensure customer service is paramount at all levels of council.

Jack Newsome

  • Set up a working group to help ethnic communities to engage in communicate, investigate their needs, funding meetings and organisations.
  • Adopt The New Plymouth District Council policy with regard to council employee wages and working conditions.
  • Adopt the NPDC Policies with regard to Māori representation and engagement within our communities and interaction with future generations.

Phil Quinney

  • Promote wider community engagement.
  • Pursue a more pragmatic and meaningful relationship with Māori.

Dwayne Sherwood

  • Establish rent to buy for the Waitara lease land, or just give it back, we stole it.
  • Stop the use of candidate advertising, post 15 min videos on council website so you win on policy not on who has the most money.

Deb Tawa

  • Utilise the knowledge from the Te Huinga committee to ensure Māori engagement.
  • Ensure that the consultation process is clear and engaging.
  • Look at re-establishing a youth council.

Katherine Blaney

  • Improve council transparency and high-level engagement with community by using new methods and ensuring a wider variety of feedback is sought.
  • Work with hapū and iwi to ensure they are partners in policy making and major decisions for our community.
  • Ensure that the council has a focus on social procurement policies that take care of our community and provide opportunities to all.

Gordon Brown

  • Push for a change in racist legislation on establishing Māori wards.
  • Be more inclusive of the ethnic minorities in our community.
  • Ensure better communication with the community before decisions are made.

Anneka Carlson

  • Establish bi annual events where community members and council can get together to find out what decisions have been made and what's next.
  • Establish a group or app, where the community can be engaged and have a poll running for certain issues to get feedback.
  • Establish what is the best method of communication between NPDC and community. Then actively engage via this method. Mail is so yesterday!

Amanda Clinton-Gohdes

  • Connect better with the community through being visible, accessible, through listening, and communicating clearly about issues and plans.
  • Establish a youth council or forum so that young people have a say in their future and can see the relevance of council to their lives.
  • Work in partnership with iwi and hapū to ensure that Māori interests and perspectives are incorporated into decision-making.

Mike Crow

  • Establish fair representative and communication with Māori and ethnic communities.
  • Establish a more transparent cost showing council pay scales and job descriptions.
Transport

Colin Bell

  • Promote walking, cycling and public transport in order to reduce private vehicle usage.
  • Work for more logging transport by rail in order to reduce logging traffic on our highways and streets.
  • Investigate possible stopping of the wasteful spending on the Mt Messenger highway and diversion of the funds to other road works.

Harry Duynhoven

  • Encourage NZTA to rapidly construct the new road between Bell Block and Waitara, (waiting 10 years) to improve safety and commuting times.
  • Reduce traffic choke points in New Plymouth, acquire the land needed for improved intersections, roundabouts, develop cycle routes etc.
  • Consider whether council should provide a free shuttle bus orbiting the CBD to make better use of existing parking areas etc.

Sarah Foy

  • Explore better use of public transport in collaboration with TRC—in particular strengthening connections to outlying areas eg Oakura.
  • Erect more bike stands and places for people to safely leave bikes and scooters (e-bikes cost a lot).
  • Explore modified road layouts in some areas to include wide, slow lane for bikes, mobility scooters, small e-vehicles.

Bruce Gatward-Cook

  • Provide the community with results of the recent roading survey and improvements that are going to be made.
  • Research feasibility and community support for extending the coastal walkway northwards towards Waitara and southwards towards Oakura.
  • Continue to improve urban walkways and cycleways.

Bev Gibson

  • Ensure transport services for the public are available for ease of access into the city.
  • Champion solid infrastructure, high quality roads, and footpaths, ongoing access to a clean water supply.
  • Extend the walkway to Waitara and to Oakura to encourage walking and cycling.

Irene Godkin

  • Transition to community share ride renewable energy cars "on demand" for before and after school, holidays, without necessary car ownership.
  • Transition to current and proposed transport infrastructure needs for long term funding options by local council finance lender.
  • Transition to "on demand" renewable energy transport with car free city exceptions by application fee eg business, mobility permit.

Richard Handley

  • Council invests in hybrid or electric vehicles.
  • Work with NZTA to improve SH3.
  • Ensure any damage to rural roads caused by logging or O&G heavy vehicles is recovered from operators.

Stacey Hitchcock

  • Develop an off road cycle trail from the Te Rewa Rewa to Lake Mangamahoe to North Egmont, and investment into a regional trails strategy.
  • Ensure the appropriate investment is put into our transport infrastructure, ensuring it is high quality, reliable and accessible.
  • Drive our major road safety improvements, in particular SH3 Bell Block to Waitara and the Egmont Road Intersection.

Louise James

  • Fix up properly the potholes on the one way Morley Street corner.
  • Increase the number of accessible (previously disability) car parks.
  • Collaborate with the TRC to increase bus services as directed by a qualitative survey.

Joanne Kuvarji

  • Follow through changes to the Egmont road intersection making this safer.
  • Increase staffing to monitor subcontracted roadworks resulting in concerns noticed and addressed in a timely fashion making our roads safer.
  • Address community concerns on narrow corners with steep gutters causing mobility scooters to topple over and wheelchairs unable to cross.

Greg Mackay

  • Improve and extend public transport to make our community more accessible.
  • Repair transport infrastructure to ensure our roads are kept safe.
  • Work with central government to build new roads and modify them where necessary to reduce traffic congestion.

Chris Manukonga

  • Establish a maintenance regime that keeps pathways safe and clear of obstruction for seniors on mobile scooters or who are unable to drive.
  • Create a bus service that is reliable for workers, shoppers and seniors, to improve business confidence and pedestrian safety in the CBD.
  • Stop creating anymore cycle lane that are a non-event for our seniors, that are costly and are used by few.

Jonathan Marshall

  • Develop policy for public transport conversion to electric vehicles.
  • Open more space for safe walking and safe cycling. Make them places of venture and destiny.
  • Look out of the box ideas of public car parking so as people don't feel stressed about coming to town to shop or enjoy a day in the CBD.

Dinnie Moeahu

  • Connect Waitara to Bell Block and Ngamotu to Oakura coastal walkway.
  • Improve safety of Egmont Road right turn into Devon Road.
  • Use railway corridor from Smart Road to Port Taranaki to relieve city and Moturoa streets of heavy truck traffic.

Jack Newsome

  • Adopt—the NPDC policy with regard to the extension of the coastal walk-way from Bell Block to Waitara for walking and cycling.
  • Action—required to change transport policy with regard to minimise traffic congestion on city streets and outside schools zones.
  • Action—review car parks, central city parking—the first 30 minutes free of charge, encourage shoppers to the central city shopping area.

Phil Quinney

  • Establish roundabouts for better traffic control, little done in this area for past decade!
  • Promote affordable public transport facilities.
  • Promote walkway and cycleway extensions.

Dwayne Sherwood

  • Bring back free parking on weekends.
  • Make decent cycleways everywhere, free covered bike stands in town, widen the highway so cyclist stay safe.

Deb Tawa

  • Work with TRC to improve our public transport offering.
  • Work with NZTA to ensure our roads are fit for purpose.

Katherine Blaney

  • Encourage the use of electric bikes and explore a bike sharing programme to decrease congestion on the roads and lower emissions.
  • Address issue of growing congestion between Bell Block and New Plymouth and support realignment of Airport Drive to ensure safe traffic flow.
  • Focus on improving road safety across the district and encourage the use of recycled materials for roading.

Gordon Brown

  • Increase access to parks so people can use them more.
  • Promote coastal walkway with easy to rent scooters etc.
  • Be better at caring for road quality.

David Bublitz

  • Develop more shared access in the CBD. This would reduce traffic flow in the city center of the city.
  • Overpass on Coronation Ave and Mangorei Rd outside high schools. Improving pedestrian safety and decreasing congestion.
  • Create an alternative route north across the Waiwhakaiho river.

Anneka Carlson

  • Long term plan to remove trucks on St Aubyn Street in the CBD and turn into a Main Street, with shops and cafes.
  • Fix intersections such a Devon and Egmont road to make them safer. Review intersection safety and utilise roundabouts in high crash zones.
  • Have a better public transport system in New Plymouth. Look into electric buses.

Amanda Clinton-Gohdes

  • Work with the Taranaki Regional Council to improve public transport options.
  • Encourage the use of active transport (walking, cycling), by further developing walking and cycling infrastructure.
  • Put pressure on NZTA and central government to improve safety of state highways.

Mike Crow

  • Continue the development of the walkway along the New Plymouth coastline.
  • Work with central government to make our roads safer.
  • Establish more bike lanes throughout New Plymouth.
Housing and planning

Colin Bell

  • Prevent further losses of farmland through conversion to urban uses.
  • Support moves to increase the number of council owned dwellings, ie social housing particularly for older people.
  • Encourage the council to be more proactive in enforcing higher standards for rental housing.

Harry Duynhoven

  • Investigate expansion of council's housing portfolio, perhaps providing low cost rentals, on a zero cost to ratepayers, joint venture basis.
  • Concentrate industrial activity on the existing industrial zones and continue the current district plan, so as to avoid past planning gaffes.
  • Continue the work already well under way in upgrading and modernizing the central business area, encouraging more vibrancy and residents.

Sarah Foy

  • Develop district housing strategy alongside existing providers/organisations incorporating elderly, social housing, inner-city/high density.
  • Offer planning flexibility, where required, for new initiatives eg co-housing, intergenerational housing.
  • Consider role of council in housing for the elderly units, exploring possibility of separate trust to expand role.

Bruce Gatward-Cook

  • Protect our city's green spaces and heritage buildings and trees.
  • Take an active role in improving and increasing our community housing stock.
  • Improve CBD vibrancy with landscaped walkways and public art.

Bev Gibson

  • Improve regulations to encourage landlords to pay attention and maintain their rental property to a high standard.
  • Develop urban living more green spaces in the centre of the City.
  • Find solutions to ensure all constituents of Ngāmotu are warm, housed and well in the community.

Irene Godkin

  • Transition to urban landscape for growing our own food, from green space to architecture landscape using roof landing space.
  • Transition of public space to combine urban landscape for growing our own food, for community in town and where locations are suitable.
  • Transition of local council to finance lender to ratepayers, or sponsored ratepayers, national community for diverse income from interest.

Richard Handley

  • Maintain current 140 council rentals to full standard.
  • Review consent requirements for infill housing and CBD apartment living to support these under the new zoning proposed in the District Plan.
  • Aggressively pursue Housing NZ to improve state housing, particularly in Marfell.

Stacey Hitchcock

  • Increase urban green space, and create more public interactive opportunities along the coastal walkway.
  • Prioritise plans to identify barriers and create solutions to get more apartment living in the CBD area.
  • Partner with local housing providers to plan for and ensure proper supply of social and housing for the elderly.

Louise James

  • Increase the number of council houses and implement a better maintenance schedule.
  • Increase the amount of green space and require tree planting for all new developments.
  • Audit all playgrounds to assess for toilets and tree planting.

Joanne Kuvarji

  • Support local organisations that are addressing emergency housing needs.
  • Support housing developments that will relieve the strain on our housing shortage.
  • Ensure that iwi and hapū are involved in land development processes before public consultation.

Greg Mackay

  • Ensure all council houses are kept for pensioners, disabled and people in need to help decrease homelessness.
  • Rezone all necessary suburbs (including some rural) for future housing development.

Chris Manukonga

  • Establish 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom social housing in the city zone for seniors who are individual and couples to live and retire.
  • Allow town planners to design senior housing on city zone sections, that maintains the health and safety of residents.
  • Consult with iwi to develop kaumatua housing on papakāinga and marae in the district, and costs for infrastructures can be reduced.

Jonathan Marshall

  • In consultation with iwi to provide opportunity for them to meet their papakāinga housing needs.
  • Invest into outdated infrastructure to ensure the continuation of urban development.

Dinnie Moeahu

  • Transform the CBD into a high rise residential life style, cafe and arts centre.
  • Develop fast-track building consent process by eliminating bottlenecks.
  • Provide emergency housing, in partnership with Housing NZ and MSD, for those displaced in our community.

Jack Newsome

  • Review the NPDC consent process with regard to the building consents, stream the process with regard to the Resource Management Act.
  • Review the NPDC land supply and zoning, residential subdivision of existing lots, utilisation of existing infrastructure and centralisation.
  • Review the NPDC housing quality on residential housing and new builds, air and watertight issues, mould, building materials, design and function.

Phil Quinney

  • Streamline consent processes.
  • Provide pragmatic solutions for council housing.
  • Continue to develop Marfell community program and living environment.

Dwayne Sherwood

  • Establish more openspace areas for teenages with free wifi, community orchards and gardens.
  • Stop all advertising billboards and signs outside the CBD, it is for business, the country is for nature not brainwashing.
  • Stop ratepayers paying for stuff they don't use, Yarrows Stadium, user pays.

Deb Tawa

  • Make building consents easier to ensure continued building activity.
  • Encourage residents into the CBD.
  • Maintain the housing for the elderly.

Katherine Blaney

  • Promote development of mixed-use buildings to provide affordable housing and make the district more liveable and sustainable.
  • Ensure that there is sufficient emergency housing available for those in need and encourage landlords to improve quality of rentals.
  • Develop urban spaces and streetscapes that provide options for residents and tourists to enjoy our district.

Gordon Brown

  • Make building consents quicker to encourage building activity by adding resources.
  • Continue to free up suitable land for residential housing.
  • Retain council housing for the elderly.

David Bublitz

  • Develop more shared access in the CBD.

Anneka Carlson

  • Look into tiny homes for people needing temporary affordable housing.

Amanda Clinton-Gohdes

  • Improve availability and quality of housing and rental properties; begin by facilitating cross-sector conversations to investigate options.
  • Ensure that planning regulations allow for higher density housing to both cater for our aging population and reduce our emissions.
  • Minimise private plan changes by developers, to ensure that our district grows coherently and with adequate infrastructure.

Mike Crow

  • Support the many people who are homeless in our district to find suitable and affordable accommodation.
Utilities and services

Colin Bell

  • Slow down on infrastructure upgrades in order to release funds for climate change mitigation.

Harry Duynhoven

  • Enhance the maintenance of grass areas, parks, street cleaning etc, to raise tidiness of our district.
  • Provide more compacting rubbish bins in public areas and also recycling bins as is common in other countries.
  • Ensure the infrastructure replacement gap is narrowed, particularly in water and wastewater pipe networks and in bridge maintenance.

Sarah Foy

  • Work with commercial users to minimise waste and encourage better recycling.
  • Continue to work on waste minimisation measures for residential areas.

Bruce Gatward-Cook

  • Review Envirowaste contract and charges for Colsen Rd refuse centre to find out why they hike twice a year.
  • Stricter penalties for uncontrolled or menacing dogs.
  • Create a dog-friendly enclosed dog park so dogs can be allowed to run free year-round.

Bev Gibson

  • NP residents to be responsible managers of how they use water, to be considerate by reducing water wastage.
  • Council to continue to analyse water to ensure water quality is optimum.
  • Council to maintain rubbish and waste management.

Irene Godkin

  • Grow our own food vegetables and trees community landscapes recycle waste for regeneration.
  • Reuse local council organic waste for growing our own food vegetables and trees community landscapes.
  • Transition to adopting renown scalable practises for wastewater and sewerage best solutions innovative technology.

Richard Handley

  • Develop a MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) for recycling of all commercial and industrial waste.
  • Implement a building/destruction consent condition which requires a waste/recycling plan and stop building waste going to landfill.

Stacey Hitchcock

  • Drive our Zero Waste strategy, ensuring we develop efficient innovations in waste and recycling to meet our targets.
  • Ensure certainty of our water supply for future needs, and investment into maintaining the current infrastructure.
  • Ensure a strong representative voice from our region and communities on central government water reforms and policies.

Louise James

  • Research and implement better storage of our water.
  • Establish an ongoing maintenance schedule for all piping.

Joanne Kuvarji

  • Put systems in place to have those not recycling at all held accountable and being more transparent in what happens to the rubbish collected.
  • Introduce an opt out rate reduction for those not using the council waste management options.
  • Ensure that freedom camping sites are regularly monitored to minimise rubbish and mess.

Greg Mackay

  • Introduce more water storage facilities in our community for our drinking water.
  • Introduce more wastewater and sewage disposal systems to reduce pollution.
  • Introduce more ways to keep our streets clean.

Chris Manukonga

  • Establish rubbish collection days for seniors and take away the multiple bins that they have to store without having the room or the space.
  • Create a sign warning the public to pick-up dog feces or be fined, because seniors who maintain the berms and gardens, it's a health risk.
  • Establish an alternative water supply and reservoir for business and residential growth and increased usage.

Jonathan Marshall

  • Fix the problem regarding Supply of water, wastewater and sewage issues. Look for funding solutions so to not mount debt on the ratepayer.
  • Create a long term plan to maintain water, sewage and wastewater infrastructure. Previous councils have overlooked the future need.
  • Structure policies to future needs of refuse collection and dispersal. We need creativity on how to reduce waste and how to dispose it.

Dinnie Moeahu

  • Establish protective bunds around sewage discharge pump stations to avoid environment pollution in the event of pump failure.
  • Maintain drinking water quality standards.
  • Reduce household rubbish collection costs by 50% by collecting fortnightly instead of weekly.

Jack Newsome

  • Adopt—the NPDC Policy with regard to rubbish and recycling, encourage residence by training to use new rubbish bins.
  • Encourage—house holders to put in place there own water supply (roof water) for storage in emergency situations.
  • Encourage—by erecting signage warning the public not litter the streets and roads in the New Plymouth area.

Phil Quinney

  • Review dog licensing policy, only the responsible have to pay for the responsibility of others.
  • Secure our major infrastructure to protect our water supply and quality.

Dwayne Sherwood

  • Free dump fees to avoid illegal dumping.
  • Establish a clean secondary water supply.
  • Establish a strong policy for sewage waste, human and animal, pollution is a big problem all around the coast, bring back the frogs.

Deb Tawa

  • Have rubbish collection for the CBD.
  • Ensure that the infrastructure of water/sewage is upgraded.

Katherine Blaney

  • Create a user-friendly digital platform for the district to improve accessibility, affordability and capability of council communications.
  • Ensure that all areas of the district have improved water and sewage infrastructure including Okato, Inglewood and Waitara.
  • Look into including kerbside green waste collection for residential properties.

Gordon Brown

  • Keeping New Plymouth CBD clean and tidy is a must.
  • Ensure drinking water is of top quality.
  • Ensuring wastewater and sewage is quality is vital.

David Bublitz

  • Create a fair and equitable way to tax over use of water.

Anneka Carlson

  • Encourage subsidies for those households and businesses who have less waste.
  • Make dog registration cheaper, or help fund a dog park to New Plymouth.
  • Start charging for water. To make households aware of their water usage.

Amanda Clinton-Gohdes

  • Improve communications about services available for residents.
  • Ensure water, stormwater and wastewater infrastructure is upgraded.
  • Continue working to reduce waste, implementing initiatives in a way that includes residents in decision-making.

Mike Crow

  • Encourage careful use of our water supply, thus avoiding shortage during summer.
Climate change and resilience

Colin Bell

  • Promote the declaration of a climate emergency by the council and promote reductions of council GHG emissions.
  • Investigate and support possible tree planting on council land or other public land within the district.
  • Advocate for all council vehicles to be replaced by electric vehicles within the next 10 years.

Harry Duynhoven

  • Ensure, flood, earthquake or other event can be responded to rapidly, mobilizing resources and coordinating public effort appropriately.
  • Continue reducing emissions from all sources, gain savings with energy efficiency, and do what we can to combat/prepare for climate change.
  • Enhance resilience through better infrastructure planning and maintenance, seismic strengthening of assets, and having back up options.

Sarah Foy

  • Ensure reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is at the heart and centre of all council planning documents.
  • Consider the implications of any development near low-lying or coastal areas, ensuring cost benefit analysis are robust.
  • Work to make council activities carbon neutral.

Bruce Gatward-Cook

  • Protect coastal communities from rising sea levels.
  • Transition council fleet to electric vehicles.
  • Transition council buildings to renewable energy sources such as solar.

Bev Gibson

  • Champion environmental sustainability solutions e. g. green spaces, solar energy, recycling, save water, grow own vegetables.
  • Encourage community to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Be prepared for civil emergency.

Irene Godkin

  • Transition to renewable energy transport for community share options using shuttle driverless buses and cars on demand door to door.
  • Transition to support sustainable farming to diverse agriculture and forestry with partner options to benefit long term infrastructure needs.
  • Transition to solar power with community hubs to source finance at proposed national level with local council support replacement, batteries.

Richard Handley

  • Invest in water infrastructure and investigate an alternative water source.
  • Invest in strategies to transition to a low carbon economy as outlined in Tapuae roa—the economic development strategy for Taranaki.
  • Make NPDC the first zero waste organisation in the district by 2022 as an exemplar as to how to reduce the deterioration of the environment.

Stacey Hitchcock

  • Action our Just Transition 2050 strategy in partnership with communities, business and iwi, moving towards a low emissions future.
  • Drive the successful establishment of the New Energy Development Centre, putting Taranaki at the centre of the new energy future.
  • Implement climate change mitigation and adaptation in consultation with our community across all relevant council policies and strategies.

Louise James

  • Declare a climate and ecological emergency.

Joanne Kuvarji

  • Declare a Climate Crisis.
  • Establish an climate change action plan to address the long-term, irreversible effects of climate change on our district.
  • Ensure that new residents are fully informed of our district civil defence plan.

Greg Mackay

  • Establish more green spaces and add more trees (native) where appropriate.

Chris Manukonga

  • Stop smokers from dropping their cigarette butts on the ground, that pollute our streets, streams and harm our ecology.
  • Establish a fleet of "electric only" vehicles, and people powered transport for all Council business, eg buses, cars, bikes etc.
  • Stop all unregistered and unwarranted vehicles from parking around the outer CBD, that take parking from legitimate registered vehicles.

Jonathan Marshall

  • Prohibition of single use plastic items and increasing longer term reusable items.
  • Increase public transport facilities so those on shift work can use it and ensure it is affordable.
  • All council vehicles to be EV in order to reduce emissions.

Dinnie Moeahu

  • Make all council activities carbon neutral by 2030.
  • Encourage carbon neutral business opportunities.
  • Implement global warming sea rise strategy.

Jack Newsome

  • Create a working group to investigate potential risks that will impact on our evolving climate in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Establish an action working group to proactively manage environmental economic and social risks now and for further generations.
  • Identify structures, commercial and Industrial buildings that are prone to earthquake damage, remedy the faults, safe for the public access.

Phil Quinney

  • Provide upgraded community facilities for health and well being of the community.
  • Bring a completely open mind on all issues and to sway and be swayed by the strength of the debate. Transparency is a crucial quality.
  • Secure major infrastructure renewals in economically responsible manner.

Dwayne Sherwood

  • Make openspace orchards and community gardens to unite and feed in time of crisis.
  • Establish clear boundaries around all rivers and streams to protect them from pollution both urban and rural.
  • Stop earthquake strengthening it is a money making scheme, a quake may never happen, people will die from natural disaster at some point.

Deb Tawa

  • Continue the work outlined in Tapuae Roa to transition to a low carbon economy.
  • Invest in infrastructure for water.
  • Work with landlords of buildings in the CBD to ensure they are maintained and up to standard for earthquake.

Katherine Blaney

  • Ensure that our district is well prepared for natural disasters and adverse weather events such as cyclones or flooding.
  • Lead NZ's just transition to a low emissions economy with creative solutions that allow our region to continue to prosper.
  • Continue to reduce energy use at council buildings and look at new ways to create energy efficient transport options for our community.

Gordon Brown

  • Make climate change a part of every policy we have as a council.
  • Make our fleet electric as soon as possible.
  • Rethink our policies on our long coastline.

David Bublitz

  • Fix wastewater infrastructure. Aging pipe networks need to be able to deal with heavier and more unpredictable rainfall.
  • Increase civil defence budgets, with more unpredictable weather in the future, having a robust civil defence department is essential.
  • Reduce construction in low lying coastal areas. A rising sea level means that the preferred option needs to be green space.

Anneka Carlson

  • Make subsidies for households and businesses who participate in reducing waste and taking steps to be environmentally sustainable.
  • Make sure NPDC is looking at the best ways for businesses and households to operate environmentally and have incentives to encourage this.
  • Make sure the council lead by example in taking steps to reducing waste.

Amanda Clinton-Gohdes

  • Apply a climate change lens to each decision made—ask if this decision is the best option for mitigating/preparing for climate change.
  • Ensure our water and stormwater infrastructure is able to cope with increasing extreme weather events.
  • Accelerate monitoring and reduction of council, business and household emissions.

Mike Crow

  • Work with central government to develop incentives for the installation of solar power.
  • Establish simple guidelines for all residents to reduce gas emissions.
  • Establish more bicycle lanes throughout Taranaki, encouraging a healthier lifestyle.
Jobs and economy

Colin Bell

  • Promote New Plymouth as a national energy centre with emphasis on renewable energy systems such as tidal, solar and wind power.

Harry Duynhoven

  • Develop further our "Lifestyle capital" tourism potential through festivals, promotions, events, etc.
  • Encourage further visits of cruise liners, and New Zealand "package tourists", to grow our hospitality sector and job opportunities.
  • Put maximum effort into rapidly developing the New Energy Centre, to maximise benefit of new technologies, opportunities and local skills.

Sarah Foy

  • Support iwi to develop cultural visitor experiences that help the district tell its unique story truthfully, and in a sustainable manner.
  • Work alongside providers, trainers and educators to enhance youth employment programmes.
  • Explore digital literacy training and 'hubs' to help build employment capability and upskill people.

Bruce Gatward-Cook

  • Promote Taranaki as a tourism destination sustainably so that it improves our lifestyle and the visitor experience.
  • Continue to work with NZTA to improve our highway connections to the rest of NZ.
  • Work with TRC to review of the Yarrows Stadium rebuild so it is more affordable and provides more amenities for more sports.

Bev Gibson

  • Affordable business licencing fees so businesses will continue to trade in the city; reduce any red tape issues.
  • Explore new projects to draw more 'young' people to live in New Plymouth or to attract tourists/visitors of all ages to Taranaki.
  • Consider employment opportunities for young people to come to Taranaki to live or for those who are from Taranaki to return home.

Irene Godkin

  • Transition to urban landscape with growth in building industry option for local council finance lender including nationwide and overseas.
  • Transition of local council to mortgage lender created for executive finance lending team of new entrants, skilled workers in finance.
  • Transition to hospitality smart city smart district be our guests, live and join us, for population growth plan to retire with us champion.

Richard Handley

  • Review tourism strategy—it is out of date and needs updating to improve employment opportunities.
  • Waive the entry fee to LLGBAG in an attempt to encourage top end tourism and re-invigorate retail business in CBD.
  • Continue to press government to invest in Taranaki economic development in response to cancelling future offshore drilling permits.

Stacey Hitchcock

  • Build national and internationally significant cycle trails and develop tourism infrastructure and enablement for the sector to grow.
  • Drive our economic strategy Tapuae Roa, and ensure strong support for our businesses and attraction of investment to the region.
  • Increase educational outcomes and career/innovation opportunities for young people for the current and future of work.

Louise James

  • Continue to support Venture Taranaki.
  • Promote the district as a lifestyle choice for families.

Joanne Kuvarji

  • Prioritize local businesses for council contracts before looking elsewhere, then supporting our local businesses and workforce.
  • Promote a vibrant CBD by making it a family friendly environment creating a hub for our community to be able to engage with each other.
  • Promote our district on all levels with our people being the main focus.

Greg Mackay

  • Encourage local businesses to employ a variety of people, such as youth.
  • Promote the city as a destination for vacations and adventure tourism.

Chris Manukonga

  • Reduce the number of cars in the CBD with a "park and bus" service from the racecourse.
  • Demolish all earthquake prone buildings for progress and beautification, to attract population growth and employment opportunities.
  • Promote a vibrant CBD with regular entertainment in the Huatoki Plaza and mini sports events for seniors to attract shoppers and visitors.

Jonathan Marshall

  • Support local businesses by making public transport more appealing which will also free up public car parks.
  • Ensure that alternatives to oil and gas is found so the economy continues to grow.

Dinnie Moeahu

  • Develop and promote the Taranaki Tourism trail in conjunction with iwi, VTT, STD, STDC and TRC.
  • Partner with iwi, who have vast resources at their disposal, to drive economic growth and development.
  • Invest in TAFT to attract a greater range of events to the district.

Jack Newsome

  • Encourage business confidence, grants to encourage small growth, advice, mentoring, support, central city parking—the first three0 minutes free.
  • Review and investigate ways of funding infrastructure, utilising infrastructure, replacing infrastructure.
  • Encourage tourism, encourage the building of accommodation for holiday makers, urgent—areas set aside for freedom campers.

Phil Quinney

  • Provide incentives and environment for youth to gain employment opportunities.
  • Promote Tourism and events based economy.
  • Provide framework for local business to flourish.

Dwayne Sherwood

  • Stop chasing the tourist dollar, one good eruption, all the flights stop, instant loss of income, instead use that money to employ youth.
  • Establish the CBD as both a shopping area but also a community space to hold events that entertain the masses for free.
  • Establish one freedom camping area, and ban all other freedom camping.

Deb Tawa

  • Promote Taranaki as the renewable energy province to encourage employment in this area.
  • Support small businesses to allow growth which in turn encourages job growth.
  • Encourage tourism in the region to create job opportunities.

Katherine Blaney

  • Promote local businesses on a national scale to export their capabilities while attracting talent to the region.
  • Create initiatives that support the development of social enterprises and eco-friendly businesses in our district.
  • Support programs that engage and encourage youth into employment including driver training programs and other skill development.

Gordon Brown

  • Create a climate in which business can safely invest.
  • Continue with Mayoral Taskforce for jobs for youth.
  • Continue to invest in aging infrastructure. No choice.

David Bublitz

  • Build sport and recreation facilities that enable the region to hold more national sporting tournaments.
  • Create facilities that make Taranaki a destination for tourists. Development of mountain bike tracks and cycleways which cater for all.

Anneka Carlson

  • Actively look into more adventure tourism and tourism opportunities in Taranaki.
  • Engage with youth by a way of a youth committee, to understand what is needed to help get youth into work and help keep them in Taranaki.
  • Clean up our CBD and make it more welcoming for businesses. More plants, more spaces to sit and relax. Less traffic through the CBD.

Amanda Clinton-Gohdes

  • Drive more training and internship opportunities for young people.
  • Promote our region nationally to attract and retain talent.
  • Create infrastructure and a culture for innovative people and businesses to flourish.

Mike Crow

  • Stop the Rugby Stadium expenditure.
  • Develop a bigger pedestrian only area with reasonable time limits and buy in locally.
  • Establish a council owned dump station for travellers.
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Barbara Fakavamoeanga

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Sam Bennett

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Rob Needs

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Howie Tamati

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Selwyn Watkins

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Murray Chong

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