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: With the exception of the event at Claudelands Events Centre on 11 September, 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

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

Hamilton City Mayoral Candidate Debate - hosted by Property Council New Zealand

Description:

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

Mayoral Candidate Debate - Hosted by Hamilton Grey Power

Description:

Celebrating Age Centre
30 Victoria Street
Hamilton

Date:
26/08/2019
Time:
10:30AM

Meet and Greet Event For the Disabled Community

Description:

The Blind Foundation
15 Liverpool Street
Hamilton

Disabled Persons Assembly Waikato and Enabling Good Lives welcome all candidates to join us for an evening to share their plans to include disabled people’s perspectives and community inclusion into their role as mayor or councillors.  

Please text 0211293005 if a sign language interpreter is required. 

Date:
26/08/2019
Time:
5:00PM

Wheel of Fortune: The Climate Edition - Hosted by Go Eco

Description:

Venue: The Meteor Theatre, Victoria St, Hamilton

 

All Kirikiriroa-Hamilton electorate candidates for local and regional council are invited to participate in this Wheel of Fortune style event where candidates respond to climate, environmental and sustainability statements while sharing their vision for a sustainable city. Candidates are advised that bonus points are awarded to those who confirm attendance by email to hello@goeco.org.nz before 21 August, 2019.

Date:
28/08/2019
Time:
6:00PM

EMA Hamilton City Mayoral Candidate Debate

Description:

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

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

Audience: 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.

Click here to register your attendance.

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

Hear the Candidates for Mayor and East Ward

Description:

Everyone welcome at The Link: St Andrew’s Church Community Centre, corner River Rd and Te Aroha St, Claudelands. 

Participating are all candidates for Mayor, with invitations to all candidates for the East Ward. 

Short speeches from each (on subjects of their choice), with plenty of time for your questions. Followed at 4.30pm by afternoon tea with opportunity for informal chat.

Organised as a public service by St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

Enquiries: phone Lance Kendrick on 07 855 8428. 

Date:
08/09/2019
Time:
3:00PM

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

Mayoral Candidates Address - Hosted by Probus Club of Hamilton, Kirikiriroa

Description:

St Johns Methodist Church
Corner of Grey and Wellington St
Hamilton East

The Probus Club of Hamilton, Kirikiriroa, invites interested persons to join our club's meeting to hear from candidates for the position of Hamilton Mayor.

Each candidate will be asked to speak for 10 minutes each and no more than two questions will be asked from club members and members of the public. Free entry.

For more information, phone Barry Ross on 021 469  425. 

Date:
10/09/2019
Time:
10:30AM

Mayoral Debate and Candidate Café - hosted by Hamilton City Council

Description:

Heaphy Rooms
Claudelands Events Centre
Hamilton 

Find out what’s going on in your neighbourhood and meet the people putting their hands up to lead our city.

4pm       Meet and greet our councillor candidates and check out some of the work Council has been doing across the city.

6.30pm  Watch as Mike McRoberts questions our mayoral candidates.

8pm       Head home knowing who to vote for when voting papers arrive in your mailbox at the end of September.

0306 HCC Your Neighbourhood Claudelands collateral MIKE 01

Date:
11/09/2019
Time:
4:00PM

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

Further details to come.

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

Meet the West Ward Candidates - Hosted by Hamilton West MP Tim Macindoe

Description:

Café Agora
13 Kent Street
Frankton

Enquiries to the Hamilton West Electorate Office 07 850 6262

Date:
13/09/2019
Time:
10:15AM

Meet East Ward and Mayoral Candidates - Hosted by Hamilton East Community Trust

Description:

St John Church
Corner Wellington and Grey Streets
Hamilton East

 

Date:
16/09/2019
Time:
6:30PM

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

Meet the Candidates - hosted by Fairfield Enderley Resilience Network

Description:

Fairfield Hall
Clarkin Rd
Fairfield 

Call or text Shane on 021 076 1822 for more information or to suggest a question. 

Date:
19/09/2019
Time:
6:00PM

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

Meet the Candidates - hosted by Creative Waikato

Description:

Creative Waikato 
11 Garden Place
Hamilton

There's an election coming up and we want to hear from candidates about how much they love the arts!

Creative Waikato has invited all candidates running for Council to participate in this public forum. They will present a three-minute speech on what role the arts should play in Hamilton over the next three years. 

Also, they will all be asked a series of questions by our hosts, and time will be allowed for questions from the public too.

This is a chance to hear from our candidates on their position on the arts and how they see it playing a role in our future!

Click here to register - registration is mandatory as we can only accommodate 80 in our space.

Date:
23/09/2019
Time:
6:00PM

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

Further details to come.

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

Meet the Mayoral Candidates - Hosted by Hamilton West MP Tim Macindoe

Description:

Café Agora
13 Kent Street
Frankton

Enquiries to the Hamilton West Electorate Office 07 850 6262

Date:
27/09/2019
Time:
10:15AM

The Great Debate – Hamilton City Mayoral Debate 2019 hosted by Waikato Chamber of Commerce

Description:

Wintec Atrium 
Wintec City Campus
Tristram St
Hamilton 

Candidates: The four highest-polling candidates, based on a political poll, will be invited to speak.

Audience: General public.  

About: Hear the candidates speak about their aspirations for Hamilton.

More information: www.waikatochamber.co.nz/events

Date:
08/10/2019
Time:
5:30PM