Stand for the environment. Stand for Horizons Regional Council.

Nominations open 15 July 2022 and close midday 12 August 2022. 

Stand for the future of the region by standing for Horizons Regional Council.

For the 2022 elections council will be made up of 14 elected members. 12 Councillors will be for the general constituencies of Horowhenua, Manawatū-Rangitīkei, Palmerston North, Ruapehu, Tararua, Whanganui. There is also two Councillors for the Māori constituencies, Raki Māori (northern constituency) and Tonga Māori (southern constituency). Collectively these Councillors decide on suitable plans and policies for the region. Our Executive Management Team then decides how to implement these plans and policies effectively.

As a Councillor for Horizons Regional Council you will work to actively involve yourself in your community to determine your communities needs, issues, and desires. This could be in the form of workshops, community events or meetings, site vosits, openings or plantings. This information is brought to the council table and is used to advocate for decisions made for the region. 

The Horizons Region extends over 22,200km2 - from Ruapehu in the north and Horowhenua in the south, to Whanganui in the west and Tararua in the east. It’s a landscape as vast and varied as the nearly 250,000 people who call it home. At Horizons Regional Council we work to make our region a great place to live, work and play.

While your city or district council is responsible for community services in your area, such as road maintenance, libraries, determining land use and subdivisions, Horizons' responsibilities include managing the region's natural resources, leading regional land transport planning, contracting passenger transport services and coordinating our region's response to natural disasters. Some of our activities span several city and district council boundary lines and our jurisdiction extends 12 nautical miles out to sea. As a result we work closely with these councils and other agencies on some issues to ensure they are managed to benefit the entire region. Watch the video on this page to find out more.

Raki Māori 1
Tonga Māori 1
Ruapehu 1
Whanganui 2
Manawatū/Rangitīkei 2
Palmerston North 4
Horowhenua 2
Tararua 1

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Candidate briefings for Horizon Regional
Council and city + district councils
Location and time
Ruapehu District Council Wed 29 June, Taumarunui, War memorial hall, 6-8pm
Ruapehu District Council Thurs 30 June, Raetihi, The Centre, 6-8pm
Palmerston North City Council Wed 6 July, TMI Marae, Maxwells Line, 6pm
Palmerston North City Council Fri 8 July, Central Library, 8pm
Tararua District Council Sat 9 July, Dannevirke, 10am-12pm
Tararua District Council Thurs 28 July, Pahiatua, 6:30-8:30pm
Manawatū District Council Tue 2 August
Horowhenua District Council Wed 3 August
Rangitīkei District Council Thurs 4 August, Taihape and Marton