COUNCIL

Strategic Advisor                 Youth 

 

The Rangitīkei District Council believe that is vital that we create a district where you (the youth) are valued and recognized for what you contribute to the community.  Also that council does it best to make sure you are happy, healthy and safe.

For those reasons and more Rangitīkei District Councillors agreed to fund a youth co-ordinator, youth spaces and source as many opportunities to fill those goals as possible.

Nardia has been the Strategic Advisor for Youth / Kaihautū Rangatahi since July 2018 and is your point of contact if you want to talk about anything in this website, want to contact council about an idea, or need to find a connection to a youth service.  She’s super passionate about youth, famliy and  the Rangitīkei.  

Drop me an email anytime or text on 021 02181193 – Nardia

 Meet Your Councillors

Mayor Andy Watson

Mayor Andy Watson

Richard Aslett

Richard Aslett

Taihape Ward Councillor

Lynne Sheridan

Lynne Sheridan

Marton Ward Councillor

Cath Ash

Cath Ash

Marton Ward Councillor

Angus Gordon

Angus Gordon

Taihape Ward Councillor

Soraya Peke-Mason

Soraya Peke-Mason

Turakina Ward Councillor

Ruth Rainey

Ruth Rainey

Taihape Ward Councillor

Jane Dunn

Jane Dunn

Bulls Ward Councillor

Graeme Platt

Graeme Platt

Bulls Ward Councillor

Deputy Mayor Nigel Belsham

Deputy Mayor Nigel Belsham

Marton Ward Councillor

Dean McManaway

Dean McManaway

Hunterville Ward Councillor

Dave Wilson

Dave Wilson

Marton Ward Councillor

 What Does Council Do?

A lot of people aren’t sure what it is that Councils do… what ‘rates’ pay for… and what it all mean to you…

Rates are a property tax based on how much a property is worth (it’s valuation).  You’ll be contributing to rates if you own a property and will even be contributing if you rent, as the landlord would have factored it into what you pay.  So it’s good to know what your money is being used for.

There are two types of Councils that collect rates:

A district council, for us it’s the Rangitīkei District Council. 

They are responsible for:

  • urban and rural planning (where you can build, what you can build and what you can do with your land)
  • services to and from your property like drinking water, sewerage, stormwater
  • solid waste – that’s the dump and recycling stations
  • local roads and footpaths – not the highways which are the responsibility of the government-funded New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA)
  • libraries, parks and reserves, public toilets, community halls
  • community development – just like youth spaces and this website,

A regional council, for us in the Rangitīkei that is Horizons Regional Council. 

They are responsible for:

  • environmental management, including water (like lakes, coast and coastline, streams and rivers)
  • contaminated discharge, including flood and drainage control
  • regional land management
  • regional transport (including public transport i.e. buses)
  • harbours
  • biosecurity or pest management (including stoats, rats, possums)

If you notice something wrong or that’s needs fixing on our roads, footpaths or building owned by council you can call up or go to the website and let Council know so they can get it fixed.  Even better here’s the link: Fix-it-Form

To get a bit more detail on Councils, how decisions are made, how to enrol to vote once you turn 18 or even how to stand for Council and be an Elected Member yourself  Click here: Local Government Information

 Get In Contact

 

Nardia is your youth connection to Council.  As the Strategic Advisor for Youth / Kaihautū Rangatahi, she is here to help you.  Super approachable drop her an email or text on 021 02181193 or send a message on the TRYB Facebook page.

To get in touch with Council front office call 0800 422 522