Andrew King | Hamilton City Councillor

Thank you for your support Hamilton

My Vision for Hamilton City includes:

  • Growth in line with our potential
  • No Water Meters
  • Less Red Tape
  • Opening Hamilton Central to the River
  • Lower the number of Gambling Pokies
  • Free Buses
  • Kiwi Breeding and Pest Proofing Programme
  • Expanding Hamilton's Boundary
  • Expanding Hamilton Airport

Achievements During My First Term as Mayor include:

  • Effective leadership, leading a largely unified council to achieve some things that have been talked about for decades
  • Responsible leadership - putting the city on a sustainable financial footing, confronting years of neglect.
  • Effective Partnerships, including with central government where we secured $240m of benefits that do not need to be paid back.
  • Growth Pays for Growth policy adopted
  • Peacocks subdivision for 8000 new homes approved
  • New bridge over Waikato River approved - construction begins in 2020.
  • Two hours free parking in CBD introduced
  • New library in Northeast starting in 2020
  • New social services - including free buses for 18 year olds and under on weekends and public holidays. Free buses for the disabled community anytime.
  • New regional theatre construction to start after funding is complete in the new few months.
  • Regulatory Efficiency and Effectiveness Plans Implemented (the "Red-Tape Review")
  • Significant developments with climate response and the environment

Latest News

Hey SkyCity, we say NO to 60 more pokies
Release by Andrew King about SkyCity. Pokie claims avoid the real issue of harm Hamilton Mayor Andrew King says recent[...]
Establishment of a Community Land Trust
After a lot of work, working with local community trusts and within Council to establish a Community Land Trust, it[...]
Free buses!
After I announced the idea last year, I'm very pleased to announce that Council has endorsed a trial for free[...]
Thank you for the love shown to our Muslim community
Hamiltonians, I want to thank you for coming together and sharing your love and support for the Muslim community during[...]
Zealong Function Centre Opening
It was great to catch up with John Key and Sir William Gallagher today at the opening of Zealong Tea[...]
How Best to Protect Heritage
I acknowledge that heritage, both Maori and European is important for Hamilton's identity. I have always had concerns around planning[...]
Parking Parking Parking!
The Hamilton Central Business Association leadership think Hamiltonians are negative about the CBD.  I think people actually love Hamilton ...[...]
New twist in Hamilton’s housing dilemma
I am very concerned for first time house buyers. Due to the scarcity of section availability prices have increased by[...]