Hamilton Candidates

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Hamilton City is home to 156,800 people. Situated within the Waikato Region, Hamilton is both a city in its own right and service centre for the dairy based agricultural sector in the region.

Hamiltonians elect one mayor, six councillors in each of two wards, four regional councillors, and along with others in the region elect the seven members of the Waikato District Health Board.

Generation Zero Waikato co-hosted a meet the candidates event for mayoral, city council, and regional council candidates. You can watch the videos here.

We asked mayoral, city council, and regional council candidates the following questions:

  • Climate Change: What challenges do you see for Hamilton/the Waikato as a result of Climate Change?
  • Transport Priorities: How would you prioritise spending and plan to best reduce congestion and improve the accessibility of transport in Hamilton?
  • Waste and Recycling: How would you improve Hamilton's waste and recycling services to reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill?
  • Housing Development: What is your housing development plan to cater to the growth in Hamilton's population?
  • Managing Resources: What is your plan to manage the increase in demand for finite natural resources such as land and water in the city?
  • City Centre/Garden Place: Describe your city centre vision and how you would achieve it? What would you like to see done to Garden Place?

Click below to see where candidates campaigning for YOUR vote stand on issues that affect OUR future!

If you are not enrolled, it's not too late! Contact your Local Electoral Officer (details below) by Friday October 7th!

Waikato Regional Council - Mali Ahipene 0800 800 401
Hamilton City Council - Dale Ofsoske 0800 922 822

See also the Sustainable Waikato Candidate Endorsements.

Candidates surveyed by Aaron and Rowena from Generation Zero Waikato between 29 August and 11 September, 2016.

Note: Scores aren't intended to be a perfect measure of a candidate's vision or competence. All candidates were marked against the same specific criteria. Click on the candidate photo to read their answers in full. The average score of all those who responded is a B, or 72%.

 

Mayor

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