Regional Councils and Unitary Authorities manage New Zealand’s natural resources and in 2019 local government elections are being held. In this series of four videos we profile the key environmental challenges that our councils face across New Zealand covering biodiversity, urban development, climate change and water.
If you have the ideas, skills or perspectives to help respond to these issues and are keen to make a lasting contribution to your community, consider standing for your local Regional Council or Unitary Authority.
Nominations for the 2019 local government elections close at 12 noon on 16 August 2019.
Voting opens on 20 September and closes at 12 noon on 12 October.
Further information on standing for your Regional Council or your Unitary Authority, can be found on the Local Government New Zealand website: lgnz.co.nz/vote2019/candidates/