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.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

  • Review compliance requirements and costs for local businesses, streamline processes to reduce bureaucracy.

    Promote Hamilton Kirikiriroa to Aucklanders and beyond so that Te Huia is bringing shoppers into our city to frequent our local businesses.

    Attract major events to Hamilton Kirikiriroa to keep the city vibrant and boost local economy.

  • Continue to support our Tech Sector, in partnership with others, through Cultivate IT. This includes creating education and promotion.

    Continue to support the expansion of industrial and logistics areas, such as the Ruakura Inland Port, through infrastructure and advocacy.

    Continue to support our strong events sector with strong bids for international events and working with investors to build more hotel rooms.

  • Look after local businesses, encouraging ongoing shopping in the CBD. The rents are too high with owners finding it hard to survive.

    Local industries need to be supported to improve local product manufacture. Tourism should be a main focus, making us internationally renowned.

    Youth employment needs to be stimulated to keep the youth crime rate down. We should focus on job creation and cadet life skills training.

  • Create a River Precinct opening up Victoria St to the river between the casino and museum, featuring apartments and cafes facing the river.

    Construct an iconic pedestrian/cycle bridge from the museum across to Memorial Park with a design the whole country talks about.

    Leverage river development and use the Municipal Endowment Fund to partner with developers to construct more hotels to support the city.

  • Put a stop to wastage. You can be left with more money in your pocket, instead of a silly pet project that adds no meaningful positive impact.

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

  • Review compliance requirements and costs for local businesses, streamline processes to reduce bureaucracy.

    Promote Hamilton Kirikiriroa to Aucklanders and beyond so that Te Huia is bringing shoppers into our city to frequent our local businesses.

    Attract major events to Hamilton Kirikiriroa to keep the city vibrant and boost local economy.

  • Continue to support our Tech Sector, in partnership with others, through Cultivate IT. This includes creating education and promotion.

    Continue to support the expansion of industrial and logistics areas, such as the Ruakura Inland Port, through infrastructure and advocacy.

    Continue to support our strong events sector with strong bids for international events and working with investors to build more hotel rooms.

  • Look after local businesses, encouraging ongoing shopping in the CBD. The rents are too high with owners finding it hard to survive.

    Local industries need to be supported to improve local product manufacture. Tourism should be a main focus, making us internationally renowned.

    Youth employment needs to be stimulated to keep the youth crime rate down. We should focus on job creation and cadet life skills training.

  • Create a River Precinct opening up Victoria St to the river between the casino and museum, featuring apartments and cafes facing the river.

    Construct an iconic pedestrian/cycle bridge from the museum across to Memorial Park with a design the whole country talks about.

    Leverage river development and use the Municipal Endowment Fund to partner with developers to construct more hotels to support the city.

  • Put a stop to wastage. You can be left with more money in your pocket, instead of a silly pet project that adds no meaningful positive impact.

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