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Elections 2019 1 Tile Become a candidate

Become a candidate. 

If you are passionate about making the Waikato the best it can be and have ideas for how our rohe can be truly sustainable then the Waikato needs you to make your stand for Waikato Regional Council.

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Voting is your chance to choose the people who will best represent what’s important to you over the next three years. But before you can vote, you must be enrolled. You can also keep up to date with candidate nominations as we receive them.

What do we stand for?

Everything we do, no matter how big or small, we do to keep our environment healthy, our economy strong and our communities thriving. But we know that people working together is key to the success of our rohe. That’s why we’re committed to working in partnership with iwi and many others in our communities.

What does the Waikato Regional Council stand for?

Healthy environment

Healthy environment

“If we destroy our environment, we essentially destroy ourselves as a region because it takes away our future options and what we can do.” – Mike Scarsbrook (Science Manager)
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Strong economy

Strong economy

“Economics is fundamentally about allocating resources. I believe businesses need to access natural resources, but balance is important.” – Blair Kennan - (Principal Economist)
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Vibrant communities

Vibrant communities

“What we do needs to be affordable for our communities. Be of value and add value. It’s pretty tough out there for some people...” – Janine Becker (Chief Financial Officer)
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Our iwi relationships

Our iwi relationships

“At the beginning we didn’t have the trust and confidence in each other. Over time, with maturing of that relationship, we started moving more in sync.” – Mali Ahipene (Pou Tuhono)
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Image - small map of regionOur region

From the tip of the Coromandel Peninsula to the slopes of Ruapehu, the Waikato is the beating heart of the North Island. Collectively, we’re more than 460,000 strong, living in one city and 10 districts.

committee structureCommittee structures

The council, made up of 14 elected councillors, is the governing body for Waikato Regional Council. The chair and deputy chair are appointed by the council when it takes office.

Councillors meet monthly (or as required) in committees and subcommittees to look closely at the issues and make decisions on or recommendations to the council. The full council generally meets on the last Thursday of each month to consider recommendations and make decisions on a wide variety of activities and policies.