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.

Recreation and culture

From parks and libraries to museums and art galleries, councils can be a key supporter of sporting, recreational and cultural events that bring communities to life. Community facilities, including sports grounds and town halls, are often owned and run by councils.

Recreation and culture

From parks and libraries to museums and art galleries, councils can be a key supporter of sporting, recreational and cultural events that bring communities to life. Community facilities, including sports grounds and town halls, are often owned and run by councils.

  • Ensure that Hamilton has good quality community spaces and places across both new and older parts of the city.

    Continue to fund and support community and arts organisations to create quality events for all to enjoy, including events free to public.

    Collaborate with others to ensure we have sufficient, quality sports and recreation venues that the public can use.

  • Encourage community events, festivals and markets where people of all ethnic origins can display their goods and services openly.

    Public facilities, parks, pools, museums, libraries and community halls should be there to meet the need of the public serving them willingly.

    Sports facilities should make their services open to all the people. Keep their costs down to a minimum encouraging all age participation.

  • Maintain and support the existing city amenities that make Hamilton a great place to live, eg parks, libraries, museum, pools, community halls.

    Support local creative and cultural community organisations and events. Initiatives like Boon and the Pacific hub bring vibrancy to the city.

    Reduce the number of licences for suburban liquor stores due to their link to crime and antisocial behaviour in our communities.

  • Make Hamilton Central a destination where Hamiltonians can work, play and stay, easily and safely.

    Promote Hamilton as the events centre of NZ, capitalising on our central location and assets that Hamilton has to offer.

  • Actively encourage more events to the city and ensure there are hotels to accommodate visitors.

    Dismantle Hamilton's Liquor Licensing Agency which has an appalling reputation for making life hard for hospitality operators.

    Properly maintain all community assets – no ifs, no buts. Hamilton City Council has a shameful record of letting assets degrade.

  • Ensure that Hamilton has good quality community spaces and places across both new and older parts of the city.

    Continue to fund and support community and arts organisations to create quality events for all to enjoy, including events free to public.

    Collaborate with others to ensure we have sufficient, quality sports and recreation venues that the public can use.

  • Encourage community events, festivals and markets where people of all ethnic origins can display their goods and services openly.

    Public facilities, parks, pools, museums, libraries and community halls should be there to meet the need of the public serving them willingly.

    Sports facilities should make their services open to all the people. Keep their costs down to a minimum encouraging all age participation.

  • Maintain and support the existing city amenities that make Hamilton a great place to live, eg parks, libraries, museum, pools, community halls.

    Support local creative and cultural community organisations and events. Initiatives like Boon and the Pacific hub bring vibrancy to the city.

    Reduce the number of licences for suburban liquor stores due to their link to crime and antisocial behaviour in our communities.

  • Make Hamilton Central a destination where Hamiltonians can work, play and stay, easily and safely.

    Promote Hamilton as the events centre of NZ, capitalising on our central location and assets that Hamilton has to offer.

  • Actively encourage more events to the city and ensure there are hotels to accommodate visitors.

    Dismantle Hamilton's Liquor Licensing Agency which has an appalling reputation for making life hard for hospitality operators.

    Properly maintain all community assets – no ifs, no buts. Hamilton City Council has a shameful record of letting assets degrade.