An alphabetical list of services and council business.
Build Hamilton, PIM applications, earthquake register and more building information.
Arts events, public & performing art, artist support, Arts Agenda and more.
Community development funding, support, advisory services, profiles, bookable facilities and more.
Current vacancies, how to apply, information for recruitment agencies and our Vision.
Have your say, Community Outcomes, Council submissions, public notices and more.
Hamilton Gardens is one of our city’s biggest success stories - read about what's coming next.
Hamiltonians are passionate about the Waikato River – read about what's planned for its future.
30 MAY 2012: Hillcrest Library will be closed from Friday, 8 June until Tuesday, 12 June while new circulation counters are installed. The facility will resume normal operating hours from Wednesday, 13 June.
30 MAY 2012: The Te Parapara traditional Maori garden at Hamilton City Council-owned Hamilton Gardens has won an Excellence Award at the annual Parks Forum Awards.
28 MAY 2012: Hundreds of Waikato schoolchildren will descend on Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park this Friday for The Big Dig In Arbor Day planting event.
25 MAY 2012: A zero Budget from the Government may still have some positives for Hamilton is the view of Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker on Finance Minister Bill English’s Budget.
24 MAY 2012: Hamilton City Council Chief Executive Barry Harris is to receive a two per cent salary increase taking his annual remuneration to $367,200 from $360,000, effective from April 2012.
24 MAY 2012: The landslip affected section of the central city riverbank walkway will remain closed, following Council receiving a geo-technical report highlighting the possibility of further instability on the slope near the Claudelands road bridge. Further reports into the stability of the Waikato River riverbank slopes are underway, and Council is working closely with affected landowners on a plan to address the issues.
15 JUNE 2012: A range of businesses and the city’s dog owners can expect their annual renewal registration notice from mid June, with dog owners this year able to register online for the first time. Renewal registrations for the city’s 10,000 registered dogs, and food premises registrations, along with public places permits for outdoor dining, footpath signs, mobile shops and merchandise display will be available mid June.
23 MAY 2012: With the new Arts Agenda adopted, Expressions of Interest are now being sought from people who want to become leaders of the new Arts Forum. For more information visit our Arts Agenda page and find out how to register your interest before 4pm, Friday 15 June.
We want to know your views on the way you’re represented at Council. Tell us what you think about the voting system which should be used for the October 2013 elections, how many Councillors there should be and whether Hamilton should have Community Boards. Share your views at our online forum by 1 June.
View the Full Council Meeting live on Thursday 24 May, on the Council Chambers web cam.
22 MAY 2012: Seventeen finalists have been selected for the Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award 2012 by judge Jeff Thomson.
22 MAY 2012: Hamilton’s Municipal Pools will remain closed until early June as detailed quotes are obtained for major mechanical repairs to the 100-year-old Council-owned facility. The pools were closed last Thursday (17 May) after a mechanical failure with the facility’s pump and filtration system.
18 MAY 2012: Cycling is growing in popularity, and Hamilton City Council's Sustainable Travel Team have arranged safety courses for adult riders who are getting back on the bike. The courses will be taken by a professional cycling tutor, and will be held on 26 May.
16 MAY 2012: If you've ever watched cricket at Seddon Park, you'll know it's a great place to enjoy the summer game. The ground, one of Hamilton's finest assets, has been voted one of the best venues in world cricket by influential magazine The Cricketer.
15 MAY 2012: The final of 11 open days sharing Council’s thinking on the city’s Draft District Plan takes place on Monday 21 May.
11 MAY 2012: A brave group of Hamilton’s young people will spend a weekend living in a central city shop front as part of the city’s involvement in National Youth Week.
11 MAY 2012: Close to 200 Hamilton residents shared their views with the Mayor and Councillors on Council’s proposed roadmap and financial strategy to get the city back on track. A total of 725 submissions were received on the city’s draft 10-Year Plan during the recent month long consultation.
10 MAY 2012: The ecological, historical and cultural history of Hamilton’s Jubilee Bush is told on new signs to be installed tomorrow.
8 MAY 2012: It will be a laugh a minute when five of the world’s funniest comedians perform at Hamilton’s Clarence St Theatre next week as part of the 2012 Comedy Convoy.
8 MAY 2012: Ruakura residents and landowners are being invited to three open days on the 14th, 15th and 16th of May to learn more about and comment on what Hamilton City Council is considering for the area.