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The governance structure including Council and Committees, broadly,  provides leadership and advocacy on behalf of the people of Hamilton. This includes making decisions on the vision for our city and specific powers granted under the Local Government Act 2002.

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The Welcoming Ceremony and Inaugural Council Meeting for the 2022-25 Council

The Welcoming Ceremony will begin at 10.30am at Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa Marae.

This will include Whakatau and Elected Member Oaths.


A break will then be taken for Paramanawa and Official Photographs.


The Inaugural Council Meeting will resume at 2pm at the Hamilton City Council Chamber.

The following reports will then be taken:

  • Inaugural and First Meeting Requirements
  • Explanation of Statutory Matters Affecting Elected Members



Want to know the outcomes of the meeting? You can watch the meeting live or watch a recording once the meeting is over below.  

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Just need to know the decisions? Read and download the minutes of the meeting as soon as they're available. We'll upload the draft, unconfirmed and confirmed minutes as soon as we can. 


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