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Council Building Closed This Morning

Friday, 21 May 2021, 5:58 am | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council’s Municipal Building at 260 Anglesea Street is closed until midday (12pm). Overnight, Council received a bomb threat on the Municipal Building. The Police are investigating. At this stage, it’s considered a low-level threat. ... More >>

Hamilton Votes Unanimously For Maaori Wards

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 2:01 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has voted unanimously to establish Maaori wards in time for the next local government elections. It will be the first time Council will have dedicated representation for Maaori at the full Council table. The introduction of ... More >>

Community To Paint Picture For Public Art Policies

Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 5:56 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council will ask the community for feedback on two new policies that aim to guide decisions around public art, memorials, and monuments. Council’s draft Permanent Public Art and draft Monuments and Memorial Art policies were presented ... More >>

New Zealand's Most Beautiful Large City, Not Without Effort

Friday, 14 May 2021, 10:33 am | Hamilton City Council

Donny Park in Chartwell recently played host to the first Keep Hamilton Beautiful Clean Up event for 2021 where 38 Hamiltonians got together to do their part to help clean up our city. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2105/f260d6bddebb101972ff.jpeg" ... More >>

Submissions Indicate Support For Maaori Wards

Friday, 14 May 2021, 9:37 am | Hamilton City Council

Community consultation has indicated support for enhanced Maaori representation, including Maori wards, at Hamilton City Council. Council’s consultation on Maaori wards and other means of achieving Maaori representation has closed, with 994 people ... More >>

Food Trade Show Brings Big Local Boost

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 12:10 pm | Hamilton City Council

New Zealand’s largest business-to-business show has returned to Hamilton, and it’s set to inject $5.3 million into the local economy. The Foodstuffs Fresh and Grocery Expo has returned to Claudelands Events Centre, a venue run by Hamilton City ... More >>

Council Settles On 8.9% Rate Increase

Friday, 7 May 2021, 5:43 am | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has agreed to prepare a 10-year budget based on a compliance targeted rate of 4.5% and a general rate increase of 4.4%. The decision will mean an average annual rate rise of 8.9% across the city. Over the last two days, Councillors ... More >>

Feedback Sought On Open Air Burning Bylaw

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 10:54 am | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council is asking for feedback on a proposal to revoke its Open Air Burning Bylaw to better align with the way fire safety is managed in New Zealand. The Bylaw, which was last reviewed in 2015, sets out safe conditions for lighting ... More >>

Exhibition Celebrates New Zealand Bluegrass Icons

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 9:31 am | Hamilton City Council

An exhibition about New Zealand bluegrass pioneers the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band is set to open at Waikato Museum on 8 May. The Hamilton County Bluegrass Band was formed in the 1960s during a time when bluegrass music was just starting to become ... More >>

Council Confirms Funding Approach To Hamilton’s Growth

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 3:17 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council yesterday (4 May 2021) confirmed a draft Development Contributions (DC) Policy to incentivise quality development in the central city and balance Hamilton’s growth costs between ratepayers and developers. For the first time the revised policy ... More >>

Chief Executive To Leave Council

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 12:10 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council Chief Executive Richard Briggs will leave the organisation when his contract expires in mid-October. Briggs confirmed today he will not reapply for his job and instead will leave the local government sector completely. His decision ... More >>

Tribute Paid To ‘stoic, Principled Councillor’

Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 2:10 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate and her colleagues have paid warm tributes to Councillor Margaret Forsyth who died today. Councillor Forsyth was serving her third term as a Hamilton City Councillor. She first served from 2010 – 2016 and was elected again ... More >>

Better Transport Centre On The Way

Friday, 30 April 2021, 4:11 pm | Hamilton City Council

A safer, more accessible, comfortable and attractive Hamilton Transport Centre is one step closer for bus users in Hamilton. On Tuesday 27 April, Hamilton City Council’s Infrastructure Operations Committee approved its preferred option for the rejuvenation ... More >>

Safety The Key Factor In Decision To Close Ruffell Road Rail Crossing

Friday, 30 April 2021, 10:49 am | Hamilton City Council

A dangerous rail crossing at the intersection of Ruffell Road and Onion Road in Hamilton will soon be closed to traffic until safety issues for both road and rail users can be addressed. The temporary closure of the Ruffell Road level rail crossing, ... More >>

Council Guides Transformation Of The Central City

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 12:34 pm | Hamilton City Council

A new plan is guiding the next stage of Hamilton’s central city transformation. Today (29 April), Hamilton City Council approved a refresh of its Central City Transformation Plan (CCTP), to guide development and decision making and set the direction for the ... More >>

Overwhelming Success For Kids On Bikes School Holiday Programme

Saturday, 24 April 2021, 4:31 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council hosted a series of free school holiday biking courses this week to give children the skills they need to be safe while biking around our city. The courses were split into two series: Learn to Ride and Off-road Skills. Qualified ... More >>

New Leader For A Growing Hamilton

Friday, 23 April 2021, 3:41 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has a new General Manager Growth as the city continues its sustained population and economic growth. Blair Bowcott will take up the position at the end of May, replacing Jen Baird who has a new role as Chief Executive of the ... More >>

Hamiltonians Set To Welcome Back Anzac Day

Friday, 23 April 2021, 1:36 pm | Hamilton City Council

After last year’s cancellation due to COVID-19, Hamilton City Council and Hamilton Returned Services Association (RSA) are expecting Hamiltonians to warmly welcome back their Anzac Day services this Sunday. The city’s Anzac Day parades and services ... More >>

Anzac Day Collection Day Changes

Friday, 23 April 2021, 11:51 am | Hamilton City Council

There will be some changes to rubbish and recycling collections due to the upcoming public holiday. All rubbish and recycling collections will be a day later than usual in the week starting Monday 26 April because of the public holiday for Anzac Day. ... More >>

Hamilton Quality Of Life Rates Highly

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 1:01 pm | Hamilton City Council

Results of the 2020 Quality of Life survey have been released, showing 85% of Hamiltonians rate their overall quality of life positively, up from 75% in 2018. The survey, undertaken every two years, collects data on a range of issues relevant to residents’ wellbeing ... More >>