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.

Shanti Ralm

Independent

Shanti Ralm

Independent

Why I'm standing

I want to be a voice for Hamiltonians who are afraid or cannot speak for themselves. I have fifty years of experience and can empathise with how people feel in this position. Everyone should feel included in Hamilton and this is the change I would like to bring. We don't have to be shy to speak what we believe.

My priorities
  1. Establish a relationship with residents and know what they want for the city.
  2. Make a plan and take steps to put in place what residents want for the city.
  3. Focus on building community and bringing people together to ensure we have a safe city to live in.
About me

I am not a politician but I believe in serving people in a non-judgemental way. Bringing people together is always one of my priorities. I am on the Neighbourhood Support Community board and the Western Community Centre board. I also work with Age Concern Waikato and with refugees and migrants through Red Cross. In my personal life, my family and friends are most precious to me and always take priority.

Before politics

Retired and volunteer

Residence

Nawton

Age

77

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Why I'm standing

I want to be a voice for Hamiltonians who are afraid or cannot speak for themselves. I have fifty years of experience and can empathise with how people feel in this position. Everyone should feel included in Hamilton and this is the change I would like to bring. We don't have to be shy to speak what we believe.

My priorities
  1. Establish a relationship with residents and know what they want for the city.
  2. Make a plan and take steps to put in place what residents want for the city.
  3. Focus on building community and bringing people together to ensure we have a safe city to live in.
About me

I am not a politician but I believe in serving people in a non-judgemental way. Bringing people together is always one of my priorities. I am on the Neighbourhood Support Community board and the Western Community Centre board. I also work with Age Concern Waikato and with refugees and migrants through Red Cross. In my personal life, my family and friends are most precious to me and always take priority.

Before politics

Retired and volunteer

Residence

Nawton

Age

77

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