Media Enquiries

​​​​​If you’re a media representative seeking information or comment on Hamilton City Council, there are a range of resources and staff available to assist you.​​

​Natalie Palmer – Communication and Engagement Manager
027 345 7602

​​Growth - Nigel Ward
021 273 4997

  • Growth related programmes – Peacocke, Rototuna, Ruakura, Rotokauri
  • ​Building control
  • Planning and resource consents
  • Development contributions
  • ​Civil Defence
  • Regional growth initiatives e.g. Metro Spatial Plan. Hamilton to Auckland rail
  • Strategic Growth Committee
  • Economic Development Committee​

Great River City – Lauradanna Radesic
027 808 8125​

  • Water, wastewater and stormwater
  • Transport Infrastructure and parking
  • Community facilities – Museum, Zoo, Pools, Libraries, Hamilton Gardens
  • Waste minimisation
  • Parks and playgrounds
  • H3 – Council's event venues
  • Animal control
  • City Safe
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Customer Support
  • Community Committee 
  • Infrastructure Operations Committee
  • District Licensing Committee

Best in Business – Nicole Nooyen  ​

Currently on parental leave - please contact Nigel Ward or Natalie Palmer.

Nigel Ward
021 273 4997

  • People, safety and wellness
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Elections
  • Council property and facilities
  • Finance Committee
  • Strategic Risk and Assurance committee

Natalie Palmer
027 345 7602
  • Information s​ervices
  • Organisational-wide planning – Long Term Plan, Annual Plan
  • Organisational-wide reporting – Annual Report, Pre-Election Report
  • Digital channels
  • Council ​​Committee

Media releases

Our Communication team prepare and distribute media releases to local, regional and national media.

All our media​ re​leases are online and include details for the relevant manager or staff spokesperson.

Recognised media outlets can be added to our media release distribution list. To be included, please contact​

Stay informed – social media

As well as this website, Hamilton City Council are on social media.



Council publications, policies and bylaws

Council produces a range of publications and documents which detail our business, plans and strategies. You can find them on the publications page.

Council is responsible for making and enforcing a range of local bylaws, and also has a number of policies which govern its business and interaction with the city and its community. You can find them listed on the policies and bylaws page.

Agendas and minutes

All our Council and Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes are available on the Agendas and Minutes page.

Some of our Council’s meetings are live-streamed on the internet. You can watch them on the Live Stream Council Meetings page.

Major projects

Hamilton City Council has a number of major projects either currently underway, or recently completed. You can find out about them on the City Projects page.  

Information about Hamilton

Details about Hamilton’s history, culture, economy and relationships with other cities can be found on the About Hamilton page.

If you are looking for information on events and activities in Hamilton, visit​

Page reviewed: 22 Jan 2021 3:59pm