Media Assistance

​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.

Media enquiries

For all media enquiries, pleas​​e contact our Communication and Engagement Team -  

Natalie Palmer – Manager

Mobile: 027 345 7602 
Landline: 07 8386625

Nigel Ward – Team Leader - Growth

Mobile: 021 273 4997
Landline: 07 838 6666

Samantha Whittle – Advisor - Capital Delivery

Landline: 07 838 6507

Nicola Walsh – Advisor - Growth

Mobile: 021 937 854
Landline: 07 839 6677
(Growth includes Customer Services, City Safe, Planning Guidance, Building Control, City Planning, Economic Growth.)

Jeff Neems – Advisor - Community and H3

Mobile: 021 818 564
Landline: 07 838 6509
(Community includes Hamilton City Libraries, Parks and Open Spaces, Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton Zoo, City Parks, Community Development and Leisure and Waikato Museum. H3 includes FMG Stadium Waikato, Seddon Park, Claudelands, Turf Services, Isite,  the regional theatre project, and the delivery of major events in the city.)

Tracy Buckland – Advisor - Infrastructure Operations

Mobile: 027 808 6682 
​Landline:  07 838 6818 

​Jordan Smith – Advisor - Waste Minimisation and Smart Water

​Landline:  ​07 838 6621​

Media releases

Our Communication team prepare and distribute media releases to local 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

The Mayor and councillors

Information about Hamilton Mayor Andrew King.

If you want to contact one of the Councillors, you can find their details on the Mayor and Councillors page.

Stay informed – social media

As well as this website, Hamilton City Council has a social media presence.



For any issues regarding social media please contact our web team

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 Feb 2019 3:05pm