Election events

Find out more about and get to know the candidates standing for Council. There’s lots going on to keep you informed this election!

Disclaimer: These are community-led events, which are not run or endorsed by Hamilton City Council. If you would like your event added, email elections@hcc.govt.nz

Let's give a sh*t about local politics - hosted by Seed Waikato

Description:

Chartwell Room, Hamilton Gardens, Hungerford Crescent, Hamilton

There’s an election coming up this October that will determine the future of our city and our region for the next few years. Don’t really know what it’s all about?

That’s why we’re here to help you #adult, demystifying everything you need to know about the local elections this year, and why you should give a sh*t. Plus we’re asking the hard-hitting questions to all the young candidates running for elections across the region, Cards Against Humanity style.

With live entertainment!

Speakers: 

Dan Armstrong | Waikato Regional Council | Waipā-King Country

Louise Hutt | Hamilton City Council | Mayor and Hamilton West 

Kawena Jones | Waikato District Council | Newcastle Ward

Kesh Naidoo-Rauf | Hamilton City Council | Hamilton East

Matthew Small | Hamilton City Council | Hamilton West

Cassidy Temese | Waipā District Council | Te Awamutu Ward 

Sarah Thomson | Hamilton City Council | Hamilton West 

Tim Young | Hamilton City Council | Hamilton East

 

Click here to register (required) and for more information. 

Date:
06/08/2019
Time:
6:00PM

Getting Out to Vote: Youth and the 2019 Local Elections - Hosted by The University of Waikato

Description:

Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
The University of Waikato, Gate 2b
Knighton Rd
Hamilton

This public lecture is largely by young people and for young people, and will feature a panel including Green MP Chloe Swarbrick, Kelli Pike from Politics in the Tron, Hannah Huggan from the School Strike 4 Climate, and Nathan Rahui, president of the Waikato Students Union who will each be speaking on the key issues facing Hamilton (and the Waikato) that should be a political priority in the upcoming local government elections. 

Date:
13/08/2019
Time:
6:00PM

Political Mix - Hosted by Politics in the Tron

Description:

The Nancy Caiger Gallery, The Meteor Theatre, Victoria St, Hamilton

Political Mix is where you can come to talk politics, meet Hamilton's election candidates and network with people who care about the same local issues you do. 

In the 2016 local elections, Hamilton's voter turnout was one of the lowest in New Zealand. Only 33.8% of eligible voters did. We disagree with the narrative that those who didn't vote are lazy and apathetic... there's far more to it. We're a community-led movement to get more Hamiltonians involved in politics - by being informed and getting involved as a candidate and a voter. #votethetron2019 

More information at http://bit.do/Political-Mix

Date:
21/08/2019
Time:
5:00PM

Property Council New Zealand - Hamilton City Mayoral Candidate Debate

Description:

Venue: SkyCity Hamilton Function Centre, 346 Victoria Street, Hamilton 

Candidates: Invitation only; not all candidates will be invited to participate.

Audience: Property Council Waikato membership and business community.

About: Hear mayoral candidates’ views and perspectives on how they can represent our local property industry’s needs to ensure sustainable growth for our city.  We will specifically focus on the four key topics of property, infrastructure, growth and business confidence.

Registration: Attendance to this event is by registration only, please visit www.propertycouncil.co.nz/events to register.

Date:
22/08/2019
Time:
4:00PM

Export NZ / EMA Candidate Event

Description:

Venue: The Atrium, Wintec, Tristram St, Hamilton.

Candidates: Invitation only; not all candidates will be invited to participate.

Audience: EMA membership and business community.

Topic: Focused on issues relevant to economic performance and growth of the city. Hear about the candidates' views on the future of Hamilton, infrastructure investment, what mayoral leadership looks like and articulate their vision for Hamilton.

Date:
04/09/2019
Time:
5:00PM

Meet the Candidates hosted by National Council of Women - Hamilton

Description:

St Peter’s Cathedral 
51 Victoria Street
Hamilton

Date:
10/09/2019
Time:
7:00PM

The Importance of Gender and Diversity in Hamilton - Hosted by The University of Waikato

Description:

Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
The University of Waikato, Gate 2b
Knighton Rd
Hamilton

The keynote speaker (TBC) will be a community member who is a leader in gender and diversity equality in the city.

Candidate participation is invitation only; not all candidates will be invited to participate. All public welcome to attend.

Date:
12/09/2019
Time:
6:00PM

Pukete Neighbourhood House Mayor and West Ward Candidate Debate

Description:

Te Rapa Sportsdrome
Ashurst Park
Church Road
Hamilton

Date:
18/09/2019
Time:
10:00AM

Meet the Candidates hosted by North East Community Hub (NECH) / Rotary

Description:

Te Ao Marama School Gym
33 Hare Puke Drive
Flagstaff
Hamilton

Date:
18/09/2019
Time:
7:00PM

YWCA Women Candidate Event

Description:

Agora Café
13 Kent Street
Frankton

Date:
19/09/2019
Time:
5:30PM

Lunch with the Bunch - Western Community Centre Mayor and West Ward Candidate Debate

Description:

Western Community Centre
46 Hyde Ave
Nawton

 

Date:
20/09/2019
Time:
12:00PM

Pukete Neighbourhood House Mayor and West Ward Candidate Debate

Description:

Te Rapa Sportsdrome
Ashurst Park
Church Road
Hamilton

Date:
26/09/2019
Time:
7:00PM

What Could Hamilton Look Like in the Future - Hosted by The University of Waikato

Description:

Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
The University of Waikato, Gate 2b
Knighton Rd
Hamilton

A community leader will be invited to be the keynote speaker to set the scene to focus on what Hamilton could look like in the future, including some alternative visions.

All candidates will be invited; only mayoral candidates will be given an opportunity to respond following the keynote speaker. All public welcome to attend.

Date:
26/09/2019
Time:
6:00PM