30 Under 30

​​The Council's 30 Under 30 project is set for a reboot.​

Launched in 2015, the project profiled 30 Hamiltonians – all less than 30 years old – who were achieving in one of a number of fields, or who had overcome adversity.

The project stems from the Council's Youth Action Plan, and is a celebration of the contribution young people make to our city and our community. Hamilton has a high percentage of young people compared to other cities in New Zealand – at the time of the 2013 Census, Hamilton had a median age of 32.2. This was the youngest for any territorial authority in the county and compares to the national median age of 38.0 years.

Among those profiled as part of the 2015 30 Under 30 series were artists, students, athletes and people working in the community. You can find the original profiles here​.​

Ahead of the 2017 30 Under 30 series, we have revisited some of the original stories. We've caught up with professional cricketer Mitchell Santner, artist Yaniv Janson, inline skater Hannah Jensen, doctorate scholar Amy Marfell, and Sport and Event Coordinator for the University of Waikato Steff Holcroft.

​​All five are the subject of short films which feature on this page.​​


We are taking applications/nominations throughout June, with the selection process occurring in July. We will be rolling out the new batch of profiles from August.

If you know a young person who you feel would make a great profile for 30 Under 30, let them know or nominate them.

There are some great stories about our young people waiting to be told, and we look forward to telling them.

Page reviewed: 03 Jul 2017 11:40am