Media releases

Our Communication team prepare and distribute media releases to local, regional and national media.

All our media​ re​leases are online and include details for the relevant manager or staff spokesperson.

Check them out

Recognised media outlets can be added to our media release distribution list. To be included, please contact​


Council has a number of relationships with cities and entities locally, regionally and internationally for the betterment of Hamilton. 

Find out more here

Media contacts

Nigel Ward

Communications and Relationships Manager, Three Waters Reform
021 273 4997

  • Government's Three Waters Reform Programme

Simone van Asbeck

027 331 8012

  • Strategic Growth and District Plan Committee
  • Economic Development Committee​
  • Growth related programmes – Peacocke, Rototuna, Ruakura, Rotokauri, Central City
  • Regional growth initiatives e.g. Futureproof, Hamilton-Waikato Metropolitan Spatial Plan, Hamilton to Auckland Corridor
  • Growth Funding
  • Building Control
  • ​City Planning and Planning Guidance
  • ​Civil Defence
  • Climate Change

Lauradanna Radesic

Infrastructure Operations
027 808 8125

  • Water, wastewater and storm water
  • Transport infrastructure and parking
  • Waste minimisation
  • Infrastructure and Transport Committee

Dan Silverton

Community and Corporate
021 056 9810

  • Council meetings
  • Finance Committee
  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • District Licensing Committee
  • Community and Natural Environment Committee
  • Organisational-wide planning - 10 Year Plan, Annual Plan
  • Organisational-wide reporting - Annual Report, Pre-Election Report
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Community Facilities - Museum, Zoo, Pools, Libraries, Hamilton Gardens
  • Parks and playgrounds
  • H3 - Council's event venues
  • Customer Support
  • Elections​
  • Digital channels
  • Animal Control
  • City Safe
  • Environmental Monitoring
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Last updated 25 July 2022