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.

Ewan Wilson

Independent

Ewan Wilson

Independent

Why I'm standing

I want Hamilton to be the best city to work, live, play and raise a family in. I am worried we are borrowing too much and that ratepayers are struggling to pay their rates bill. I opposed Three Water reforms. I believe Three Waters can't go ahead without a mandate – through a referendum – from the whole community. I bring over 30 years of business experience to this role and a passionate community spirit.

My priorities
  1. Attract companies that fit our growth strategy in the tech, logistics, manufacturing and agri-tech industries.
  2. Deploy the $50 Million Municipal Endowment fund as economic enabler through public/private projects.
  3. Stop the current Three Waters reform. I believe Three Waters can't go ahead without a referendum.
About me

In addition to being the founder of Kiwi International Airlines, I have 26 years of business experience. I have over 16 years of Governance experience including being a Resource Management Act Commissioner. I completed the General Management programme at the University of Cambridge in 2018. I have a passion for economic development and how local government plays a critical role in its success. I'm a businessman with a strong sense of community.

Current role

Hamilton City Councillor

Before politics

Businessperson/Pilot

Residence

Hamilton West

Age

56

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Why I'm standing

I want Hamilton to be the best city to work, live, play and raise a family in. I am worried we are borrowing too much and that ratepayers are struggling to pay their rates bill. I opposed Three Water reforms. I believe Three Waters can't go ahead without a mandate – through a referendum – from the whole community. I bring over 30 years of business experience to this role and a passionate community spirit.

My priorities
  1. Attract companies that fit our growth strategy in the tech, logistics, manufacturing and agri-tech industries.
  2. Deploy the $50 Million Municipal Endowment fund as economic enabler through public/private projects.
  3. Stop the current Three Waters reform. I believe Three Waters can't go ahead without a referendum.
About me

In addition to being the founder of Kiwi International Airlines, I have 26 years of business experience. I have over 16 years of Governance experience including being a Resource Management Act Commissioner. I completed the General Management programme at the University of Cambridge in 2018. I have a passion for economic development and how local government plays a critical role in its success. I'm a businessman with a strong sense of community.

Current role

Hamilton City Councillor

Before politics

Businessperson/Pilot

Residence

Hamilton West

Age

56

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