Shape your future city.

Ka hua. Ka puaawai. Ka ora.
‘Dreams are realised when people take ownership for creating, fostering and giving life to the vision.’

Every day Council make decisions that impact the future of our city and the wellbeing of Hamiltonians. In making these decisions we consider the positive difference they will have on our environment, our culture, our economy and our social connections.

We have a responsibility, and an amazing opportunity, to improve the wellbeing of our city.

But first, we need to understand what wellbeing means to you.

So, what’s most important to you, your family and your neighborhood?
How do you think we can make Hamilton even better?

Read on, and help us shape our city’s future.

We love and protect
our environment

E aroha ana, e manaaki ana hoki maatou i too taatou taiao

We embrace our individual and collective roles as kaitiaki (caretakers) for our land, water and air for the generations to come and aim to be leaders in effective response to climate change. We honour, enhance and protect our environmental treasures like the Waikato River, Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park and our city's extensive gully system.

OUR CITY:

Restores and protects the health and wellbeing of the Waikato River
Embraces sustainable use of natural resources
Protects and enhances our natural taonga, green spaces and biodiversity
Is actively responding to the challenges of climate change
Minimises the amount of waste that goes to landfill
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What do you think?

My wish for Hamilton is to be a city that is: and

I've got an idea for Hamilton! I really wish we could
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We care for, and about, all our people

E aroha tahi ana maatou ki ngaa taangata katoa

We live in a safe, connected city which cares for everyone in our communities and provides places and spaces for individuals and families to play, relax, and come together. As individuals we feel comfortable being who we are and enjoy what our great river city offers every day.

We recognise strong, supportive social connections are the essential building blocks for quality of life and the wellbeing of our people.

OUR CITY:

Is a great place to play and be active
Is a place where people feel safe
Is inclusive and accessible to all
Supports people to be healthy and happy
Has neighbourhoods with a strong sense of community
Is easy, safe and affordable to get round
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What do you think?

My wish for Hamilton is to be a city that is: and

I've got an idea for Hamilton! I really wish we could
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Our unique and diverse culture is celebrated

E whakatairangatia ana too taatou ahurea motuhake, kanorau

Our city values, respects, protects and promotes tangata whenua, acknowledges our shared history and celebrates our cultural identity and heritage. Our people are proud of their city and proud to be inclusive and welcoming and manaakitanga (hospitality) guides our interactions with others. As individuals we respect each others faiths and customs, particularly Maaori tikanga. As a community we celebrate the vibrancy brought to our city by residents from more than 160 ethnicities.

OUR CITY:

Supports the values, aspirations and growth of our tangata whenua
Embraces our social and cultural diversity
Values, protects and celebrates our rich history and heritage
Has vibrant and attractive public spaces
Has a thriving arts and events scene
Is a place we are proud of
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What do you think?

My wish for Hamilton is to be a city that is: and

I've got an idea for Hamilton! I really wish we could
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Our economy provides
opportunities to prosper

Maa taa taatou oohanga, ko te huarahi ki te toonuitanga

We are an ambitious, smart and progressive city which enables and encourages innovation, education and sustainable growth. We have a strong and diverse business sector and our city is built on true partnerships. By working together, we can and will achieve great outcomes. Our city’s high-quality infrastructure and our commitment to thinking ahead makes our city affordable, accessible and attractive to new investment.

OUR CITY:

Is affordable to live in
Provides appropriate housing options that meet the needs of all our people
Has quality employment and education opportunities for all
Has a thriving, sustainable business sector
Is a hub for innovation
Enables individuals and businesses to prosper
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What do you think?

My wish for Hamilton is to be a city that is: and

I've got an idea for Hamilton! I really wish we could
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Your future Hamilton

You’ll need to choose some words from the questions above before having your final say here.

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Before you go...

We want to hear from as many Hamiltonians as we can to make sure we work towards a future city we all love. Please fill out the details below so we get to know you a bit more and to help us analyse all the feedback we receive.
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Thanks for helping us shape an even better Hamilton. To thank you for your time, we have three Hamilton prize packs worth $200 to give away! To be in the draw, just leave your email or phone number below. Winners will be drawn on Thursday 9 April.
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