Our Hamilton is the home for the latest news from your Council, stories from our growing city, events and more.

Our Hamilton is a new way of getting our stories to you and replaces our monthly printed publication City News. You’ll still get the same content as City News but you’ll get it sooner, plus see related stories, watch videos, view photo galleries, links to maps and more.

The important stuff…

Our Hamilton is owned, edited and operated by Hamilton City Council.

The site is to keep Hamilton residents and the Council’s wide range of stakeholders informed of the latest news from Council, its business units and facilities about our growing city.

Our facilities include:

  •  FMG Stadium Waikato
  • Seddon Park
  • Claudelands/The Grandstand
  • Hamilton Gardens
  • Hamilton Pools
  • Waikato Museum
  • Hamilton Zoo
  • Council-owned community centres.

Our editorial content reflects the Council’s purpose and mission – to improve the wellbeing of Hamiltonians, and to help build a more vibrant, attractive and prosperous city.
We will also share information and news from stakeholder organisations when it’s relevant to our community and our city, or the business of the Council.

Those stakeholder organisations include, but are not limited to:

  • Waikato District Health Board
  • NZ Transport Agency
  • Waikato Regional Council
  • The New Zealand Government and its agencies or departments
  • Neighbouring district councils
  • Waikato Regional Economic Development Agency
  • Wintec
  • University of Waikato
  • Waikato-Tainui/Tainui Group Holdings
  • Momentum Waikato


  • Trust Waikato
  • Philanthropic/community organisations working in partnership with the Council
  • Civil Defence
  • Hamilton Waikato Tourism
  • Hamilton Central Business Association
  • Waikato Regional Economic Development Agency
  • Sport Waikato
  • Waikato Chamber of Commerce.

We aim to ensure all content on Our Hamilton is accurate and timely. If you identify content you believe to be inaccurate, please contact us immediately referencing the specific piece of content and the concern you have.

Publication of any submitted content is at the discretion of the Our Hamilton editorial team. We prefer submitted stories of about 400 words, accompanied by high-resolution images (and credits/permissions for those images), and any links to other relevant sites or information.

We may, from time to time, edit submitted content.

Commercial endorsements, promotion content on private businesses’ services/products with no clear connection to the Council, and product reviews will not feature here.
Any content on this website cannot be reproduced without the express permission of the Council’s Communication Unit, or the organisation which supplied and owns it (for example, any of our stakeholder organisations).