He Pou Manawa Ora - Pillars of Wellbeing

He Pou Manawa Ora – Pillars of Wellbeing is a strategy which outlines Hamilton City Council's vision for a city that celebrates its special Maaori heritage, rich history, natural environmental wonders and ensures everyone has a voice in developing its future. 

It has been funded though Council's 2020/21 Annual Plan and developed with input from local Iwi, hapuu, maataa waka (Urban Maaori), Council's Maangai Maaori (Maaori representatives), Waikato-Tainui, Te Haa O te Whenua O Kirikiriroa and Te Rūnanga Ō Kirikiriroa.

This historical partnership and the strategy is committed to the four pillars' (History, Unity, Prosperity and Restoration) overall outcomes:​​

History:Hamilton's unique Maaori history is shared, protected and celebrated.
Unity:Maaori representation in local decision-making continues to be supported.
Prosperity:Maaori representation in local decision-making continues to be supported. Maaori and people of all cultural backgrounds have equal access to housing, health, employment and educational opportunities.
Restoration:Maaori continue to be the kaitiaki (guardians) of Hamilton's natural and physical environment.

The Principles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) will help guide this partnership on its journey towards creating a more socially, economically and environmentally diverse city for future generations to be immensely proud of.

Its aim is to use these pillars to build a proud and inclusive city for the wellbeing of all its people, while recognising the special relationship that Iwi and mana whenua have to Kirikiriroa/Hamilton. 

It's the beginning of brave new conversations that will helps us all recognise and realise our city's past, present and future. It's also a huge opportunity to bring all peoples of Kirikiriroa/Hamilton together for mutual benefit – and to ensure Maaori, along with all Hamiltonians, are a key part of that voice.


Tell us what you think

Council is currently seeking feedback on this document.

This is your chance to share your voice and shape your city.

Click here to have your say

Copies of the strategy document and the feedback/survey form below are also available at our main office in Garden Place, Hamilton, or at our libraries. If you prefer, you can request a feedback/survey form directly by emailing haveyoursay@hcc.govt.nz or phoning 07 838 6699.

Please fill out our feedback/survey form to provide us with your comments.

Consultation closes at 5pm on Thursday 4 March 2021.

You can also provide feedback on He Pou Manawa Ora – Pillars of Wellbeing by either emailing us, dropping a written copy of your comments into our main office in Garden Place, Hamilton, or posting your comments to us at:  

Freepost 172189
Hamilton City Council
He Pou Manawa Ora
Private Bag 3010
Hamilton 3240​
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