Mayor of Hamilton

The mayor is the leader of the council. Their job is to promote a vision for the city and lead the development of the council’s plans, policies and budget. The mayor appoints the deputy mayor, establishes committees for particular topics, and appoints chairs for those committees. This is a single transferable vote (STV) election, so you vote by ranking the candidates on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Hamilton City Council mayoral election.

Environment

Local governments play a central role in protecting the environment, reducing waste and safeguarding biodiversity. The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for local councils, which work with regional councils in the management of water resources in their area.

Environment

Local governments play a central role in protecting the environment, reducing waste and safeguarding biodiversity. The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for local councils, which work with regional councils in the management of water resources in their area.

  • Use correct chemicals to cleanse water from the river ensuring best tests like pHs and biological oxygen demands are correct. Utilise Three Waters.

    Recognise need to control pests like rats, ferrets and bats, looking after plants birdlife and fish in their respective worlds, balancing them.

    Separate plastics from biodegradable food substances creating reusable products, recycling useable items while using earth for landfill.

  • Support the actions of the Environment Committee which I established three years ago.

    Continue to support the restoration of Lake Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park and other green spaces with a focus on native plants.

    Embed sustainable water use into our District Plan to incentivise wise water initiatives such as grey water recycling and rainwater tanks.

  • Improve health and wellbeing with smarter environmental practices.

    Increase efficiency both Hamilton and Council wide, leading to lower costs both monetarily and environmentally.

  • Lobby central government to review Three Waters reform to allow greater local council control over assets and water services in the city.

    Work with Waikato Regional Council, iwi, and local businesses to improve water quality and to protect and preserve the Waikato River.

    Educate and help residents to better understand the stormwater system in order to reduce contaminants entering the river.

  • Ensure Hamilton's water and wastewater infrastructure is fully resourced and upgraded.

    Stop uncontrolled infill subdivision across the city which is leading to stormwater run off that degrades Waikato River.

    Encourage a higher uptake in recycling by Hamilton residents.

  • Use correct chemicals to cleanse water from the river ensuring best tests like pHs and biological oxygen demands are correct. Utilise Three Waters.

    Recognise need to control pests like rats, ferrets and bats, looking after plants birdlife and fish in their respective worlds, balancing them.

    Separate plastics from biodegradable food substances creating reusable products, recycling useable items while using earth for landfill.

  • Support the actions of the Environment Committee which I established three years ago.

    Continue to support the restoration of Lake Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park and other green spaces with a focus on native plants.

    Embed sustainable water use into our District Plan to incentivise wise water initiatives such as grey water recycling and rainwater tanks.

  • Improve health and wellbeing with smarter environmental practices.

    Increase efficiency both Hamilton and Council wide, leading to lower costs both monetarily and environmentally.

  • Lobby central government to review Three Waters reform to allow greater local council control over assets and water services in the city.

    Work with Waikato Regional Council, iwi, and local businesses to improve water quality and to protect and preserve the Waikato River.

    Educate and help residents to better understand the stormwater system in order to reduce contaminants entering the river.

  • Ensure Hamilton's water and wastewater infrastructure is fully resourced and upgraded.

    Stop uncontrolled infill subdivision across the city which is leading to stormwater run off that degrades Waikato River.

    Encourage a higher uptake in recycling by Hamilton residents.