Harbour Ward for Councilor – 1 Position
Location where the Show is being Filmed –
Moera Community Hall
Date of the show – Friday 9th September 2022
Times to arrive – Audience Members arrive by 630pm
Broadcast Time – 7pm to 9pm
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Questions that are in the Shows Boxes
Are you a current member of any political party and has your campaign received any support from a political party, including access to voter databases and volunteers?
What are your priorities to work on for the next three years if you are elected?
Why should I vote for you? (No political jargon please)
What are you going to do to stop rate rises going up and up faster than wages?
What will you do to deal with the latest bad result from the staff satisfaction survey at Hutt City Council?
Maori make up about 20% of the Lower Hutt population.
What are your views on creating Maori Wards and having fair representation for Tangata Whenua in Te Awa Kairangi?
What will you do for people with invisible disabilities in the community to use playgrounds, use public spaces etc and feel part of Hutt City?
What will you bring that is different from the current leadership?
How will you provide for our community to get around in healthy, low carbon, and low cost means that will enable our city to halve our transport emissions by 2030?
Should social housing firstly be offered to those who are locals?
What’s your biggest priority for the next term, and how do you intend on delivering on that?
What are your thoughts on Hutt City shifting to voting using Single Transferable Vote instead of First Past the Post?
Wellington City Council has committed to normalising te Reo Maori.
Would you commit to doing the same for Hutt City?
Would you bring in household food waste collection to stop this from going to landfill?
Internationally, cities that are nicer places to walk around are considered better places to live. What will you do to improve the experience of pedestrians in the Harbour Ward, such as wider footpaths, less on street parking, more green spaces, protection from the wind and rain?
What are you doing to ensure young people’s voices are heard and actioned to keep our city vibrant and growing?
Dog owners in Christchurch have been issued with a lifelong metal disk engraved with their pet’s unique identification number from June 2022 under a change to dog registrations that will help the environment and save money.
Do you think Hutt City Council should adopt this policy?
Should councils be funding and organising community events?
Many bus stops in Lower Hutt, are not at the required 15m entry taper, a 15m marked bus stop box and a 9m taper exit to ensure all bus stops are compliant with both Waka Kotahi requirements and GWRC accessibility charter to allow for the bus to kneel for those passengers who need it. Some of these non-compliant bus stops have car parks marked right up to the bus stop on both sides.
If you had to make the decision, would you remove the carparks to make the bus stop compliant which might be against community wishes or leave the bus stop as non-compliant?
Climate change is one of our biggest threats.
What will you personally do to role model decarbonisation?
Water is a precious and needed resource.
Should councils make it compulsory for houses to install water tank storage for watering their garden and/or offer tank storage at a discounted price?
In your view is the Central Government overloading councils with regulation and legislation?
How do you propose to foster a more positive public impression of more active modes of transport such as cycling and walking?
Should councils be forced to treat their potable water with fluoride?
Do you support more housing in the ward, and if so, how would you see this achieved?
With the recent slips in Wainuiomata trapping people in the Suburb, how will you help that community to get a second alternative route to Wainuiomata and will you aim to have it in the Long Term Plan?
Do you think climate change should be the number one concern at the ballot box?
The entry into Stokes Valley is no longer fit for purpose, given the increase in population and traffic into the valley. It is chronically bottlenecked, is vulnerable to flooding and accidents, and is indirect (so wastes petrol).
Will you help Northern Ward councillors to gain a direct on/off access to the motorway for Stokes Valley?
Hard Hitting Questions
What is your position on the Three Waters Reform and why have you come to that position?3
What is your position on the $199 Million Cross Valley Link Project and would you be supporting or opposing it in the long term plan?
There is currently no funding allocated to physical work for climate change adaptation. All that seems to be in the pipeline is planning. Communities are looking to the Council for the creation of a multiparty, community-led, council-funded taskforce to accelerate impact assessments and action. Do you agree with the community’s call for such a response? And, if so, how would you see it resourced and funded? Highlight Videos from the Night
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