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Get the conversation going!

We think Manawatū is pretty epic but it’s you who has the power to influence the future of this place we call home.

Get the conversation going!

What's important to your whānau?

The elections might be over, but it’s still important you chat to your whānau, children and grandchildren to see what is most important to them - after all, the decisions made today affects them tomorrow and into the future.

Our young people are switched on, they care about climate change, good jobs, clean spaces and loving the place you live. They can’t vote yet to secure the future they want, but you can talk to them and hear about what it is that they care about.

Hear what our local school tamariki think about the future of Manawatū!

Keep the conversations going. Check out the resources we’ve created below and start understanding what’s important to your whānau, and find out more about what it is that council does in our community.

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Whānau conversation cards

These conversation cards have been designed to get you and your whānau talking about all the cool things Manawatū has to offer and how you would like to see the district change in the future.

Pick a card and use the question as a prompt for discussion to find out all the things you and your whānau love about our district.

Download a digital set here (PDF file, 4.5 MB)


What's in it for me?

To help us create the best possible future for us all, it might help to learn more about the role Manawatū District Council plays in our community.

To help you get more familiar with the work of Council, this handy tool will tell you more about a whole range of our projects which match the priorities your whānau have identified.

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