Hamilton City Council

West General Ward

The Hamilton City Council provides local services and facilities, such as public transport, rubbish and recycling, libraries, parks, and recreation facilities. It also makes decisions about building and planning, local regulations, and infrastructure, such as water supply and sewerage. The council is made up of 14 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the city). Six councillors will be elected from the West ward. 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 election.

Emma Pike

Independent

Emma Pike

Independent

Why I'm standing

Hamilton is a fast growing city with opportunities and challenges on the horizon. We are perfectly placed geographically and in time to become the economic and cultural hub of Waikato and much of the North Island in the next decade, especially as many people migrate here from other parts of NZ and from overseas. I believe we need fresh perspectives to help this vision happen.

My priorities
  1. More proactive community consultation.
  2. Increase scrutiny of how ratepayers' money is spent.
  3. More transparency from council.
About me

I spent all of my schooling and working years in Hamilton West. I have worked in local and central government organisations, held senior positions in multiple businesses, have previously co-owned a business and own a residential property in Hamilton West. As such, I have a grassroots interest in policy and community engagement both from the viewpoint of a long term resident as well as homeowner, and from someone who understands business and our local community.

Before politics

Parliamentary Service

Residence

Hamilton West

Age

35

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Why I'm standing

Hamilton is a fast growing city with opportunities and challenges on the horizon. We are perfectly placed geographically and in time to become the economic and cultural hub of Waikato and much of the North Island in the next decade, especially as many people migrate here from other parts of NZ and from overseas. I believe we need fresh perspectives to help this vision happen.

My priorities
  1. More proactive community consultation.
  2. Increase scrutiny of how ratepayers' money is spent.
  3. More transparency from council.
About me

I spent all of my schooling and working years in Hamilton West. I have worked in local and central government organisations, held senior positions in multiple businesses, have previously co-owned a business and own a residential property in Hamilton West. As such, I have a grassroots interest in policy and community engagement both from the viewpoint of a long term resident as well as homeowner, and from someone who understands business and our local community.

Before politics

Parliamentary Service

Residence

Hamilton West

Age

35

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