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Encyclopedia > Hamilton, New Zealand
Hamilton
Kirikiriroa (Māori)
Country: New Zealand
Population: 187,960
(urban)
134,400
(territorial)
Urban Area
Extent: north to Taupiri; south
to Kihikihi; southeast to
Cambridge; and extensive
adjacent countryside
Territorial Authority
Name: Hamilton City
Mayor: Bob Simcock
Extent: Te Rapa to Glenview;
Temple View to Silverdale
Land Area: 98km²
Website: http://www.hamilton.govt.nz
See also: Matamata-Piako District
South Waikato District
Waikato District
Waipa District
Waitomo District
Regional Council
Name: Environment Waikato
Website: http://www.ew.govt.nz

Hamilton (Kirikiriroa in Māori) is the centre of New Zealand's fourth largest urban area, and is the country's seventh largest city. It is in the Waikato region of the North Island, approximately 130 km south of Auckland. It sits at a major road and rail nexus in the centre of the Waikato basin, on both banks of the Waikato River. Māori or Te Reo Māori, commonly shortened to Te Reo (literally the language) is an official language of New Zealand. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Hamilton, New Zealand ... Statistics New Zealand defines New Zealand urban areas for statistical purposes. ... Kihikihi is a small town located in the Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Cambridge is a town in the Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Image File history File links Hamilton_Territorial_Authority. ... Robert (Bob) Simcock (1947 - ) is a former New Zealand politician. ... Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | Waikato | Territorial Authorities of New Zealand ... The South Waikato district is a municipality located between the c9ities of Hamilton and Rotorua in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Categories: Stub | Waikato | Territorial Authorities of New Zealand ... Categories: Stub | Waikato | Territorial Authorities of New Zealand ... Waitomo is a district-type municipality in the southwest of the Waikato region in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Regions is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ... Waikato is the name of a region in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Māori or Te Reo Māori, commonly shortened to Te Reo (literally the language) is an official language of New Zealand. ... Waikato is the name of a region in the North Island of New Zealand. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest urban area in New Zealand. ... The Waikato River system The Waikato River is the longest river in New Zealand. ...

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History

The area now covered by the city was originally the site of a handful of Māori villages, including Kirikiriroa, from which the city takes its Māori name. By the time British settlers arrived, most of these villages, which sat beside the Waikato River, were abandoned. The new British settlement was renamed Hamilton after Captain John Charles Fane Hamilton[1], the popular Scottish commander of HMS Esk, who was killed in the battle of Gate Pa, Tauranga. The city is near the southernmost navigable reach of the Waikato River, amidst New Zealand's richest and most fertile agricultural land. Initially an agricultural service centre, it now has a growing and diverse economy. This article is about the country. ... Gate Pa is the name given to provocative fortress the Maori built in 1864 only 5km from the main British base at Tauranga during Tauranga Campaign of the New Zealand land wars. ... Tauranga (population 90,906 — 2001 census) is the major city of the western Bay of Plenty on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Waikato River system The Waikato River is the longest river in New Zealand. ...


Community archives and historic photograph collections are maintained and are available at Hamilton City Libraries.


Hamilton today

Aerial view of Hamilton, 2001

The centre of the city, on the Waikato River, is a bustling retail precinct. The entertainment area is quite vibrant due to the large student population. Hamilton has the second-largest collection of cafés in the country—second only to Ponsonby Road in Auckland[citation needed]. However, Hamilton still struggles with the arguably undeserved nickname of 'Cowtown' due to its conservative rural background and relative lack of entertainment for a city its size. A more common nickname of "Hamiltron: the city of the future" is a gently ironic epiphet for the city. Image File history File links Hlz_aerial. ... Image File history File links Hlz_aerial. ... For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ...


As of 2007, the city continues to enjoy the benefits of rapid growth without yet suffering too many of the negative consequences. Development is focused on the northern end of the city. Traffic congestion is increasing due to population growth, though road development and planning has kept up with the rapid growth in most places[citation needed]. State Highway 1 runs directly through the city, which contributes to congestion. A bypass is planned, but Transit New Zealand, the national road funding agency, has repeatedly delayed this project to the dismay of Hamilton residents[citation needed]. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... State Highway 1 State Highway 1 is the most significant single element of the New Zealand roading network State Highway 1 can be considered as a single highway running the length of both main islands, a total of 2027 km. ... Transit New Zealand is a state owned entity which is responsible for New Zealands state highway motorway system (about 12% of New Zealands roads). ...


The area around the city has seen some recent development into lifestyle blocks. An old dairy farm has become a hobby farm near Leicester, New York A hobby farm is a smallholding or small farm that is maintained without expectation of being a primary source of income. ...

See also: Suburbs of Hamilton, New Zealand

List of Hamilton suburbs. ...

Geography and climate

Climate

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Hamilton has a temperate, damp climate, with about 1184 mm of rainfall annually. Thick fog is common on winter mornings, and often lasts until late morning. Daily maximum temperatures range from about 22° to 26°C in January and February to 10° to 15°C in July and August. Summer occasionally sees temperatures of more than 30°C, while on clear winter mornings temperatures may drop to as low as -5°C. Although there are rumours of a snowfall in Hamilton in the 1960s and nearby Mount Pirongia sees a dusting of snow once every few years, snow does not fall in Hamilton. A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ...


Geography

With the exceptions of low hills around the University of Waikato, Hamilton Lake and to the west of the city, and an extensive network of gullies, the terrain of the city is relatively flat.


Demographics

Hamilton is a rapidly growing city of over 130,000 people, with around 1.5 million people – 40% of New Zealand's total population – living within a 250-km radius.


According to official census figures[2], Hamilton's population is 65.3% Pākehā/European, 19.9% Māori, 10.6% Asian, 4.7% Pacific Peoples and 1.5% Middle Eastern, Latin American and African. In addition, 10.6% of Hamiltonians chose the ethnic group 'New Zealander'. This article is about the Māori people of New Zealand. ...


Government and politics

Local government

Hamilton is located in the administrative areas of the Hamilton City Council. The Council administers the seventh most populous territorial authority in the country. The council consists of thirteen councillors and a mayor (currently Bob Simcock), and last faced election in 2004. Council elections are held every three years. From July 2007, former mayor Michael Redman (New Zealand) will become the CEO of the Council. The Mayor of Hamilton, New Zeland is the head of the municipal government of Hamilton, New Zealand, and presides over the Hamilton City Council. ... Michael Redman is the former mayor of Hamilton, New Zealand. ...


The council has six standing committees: City Development, Community and Leisure, Statutory Management, Transport, Finance and Audit, and Stadiums Management. There are also five sub-committees.


Hamilton City is itself part of the Waikato Region, controlled administratively by the Environment Waikato. Waikato is the name of a region in the North Island of New Zealand. ...


Central government

Hamilton has three electorate MP's in the New Zealand Parliament. The electorates are currently represented by: In New Zealand, an electorate is a voting district for Parliamentary elections. ... The New Zealand Parliament is the legislative body of the New Zealand government. ...


General

Māori Hamilton West is a New Zealand Parliamentary electorate. ... There are two notable people named Martin Gallagher. ... The New Zealand Labour Party is a New Zealand political party. ... Hamilton East is a New Zealand Parliamentary electorate. ... David Bennett is Head of the Policy Directorate in Number 10 Downing Street. ... The New Zealand National Party (National or the Nats) currently forms the second-largest (in terms of seats) political party represented in the New Zealand Parliament, and thus functions as the core of the parliamentary Opposition. ...

Tainui is a New Zealand Parliamentary Māori electorate. ... Nanaia Cybelle Mahuta (born 1970) is a New Zealand politician and a member of the Labour Party. ... The New Zealand Labour Party is a New Zealand political party. ...

Economy

Victoria Street looking south

Education and research are important to the city, through the University of Waikato, and the Waikato Institute of Technology. Research at the Ruakura center has been responsible for much of New Zealand's innovation in agriculture. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x661, 73 KB) Summary This is a stated copyright free image from the Hamilton City Council website. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x661, 73 KB) Summary This is a stated copyright free image from the Hamilton City Council website. ... The University of Waikato is located in Hamilton and Tauranga, New Zealand, and was established in 1964. ... Ruakura is a semi-rural suburb of Hamilton City, in the Waikato region of New Zealand. ...


Hamilton annually hosts the National Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek, the southern hemisphere's biggest agricultural trade exhibition. Mystery Creek is the country's largest event center and hosts other events of national importance, such as the National Car Show and the National Boat Show. Fieldays is an annual national agricultural show held in Hamilton, New Zealand. ...


Manufacturing and retail are also important to the local economy, as is the provision of health services through the Waikato Base Hospital. The city is home to New Zealand's largest aircraft manufacturer, Pacific Aerospace, and has its largest concentration of trailer-boat manufacturers. A PAC Cresco rigged for skydiving Pacific Aerospace Corporation (PAC) is an aircraft manufacturing company based in Hamilton, New Zealand. ...


Culture

In 2004, Hamilton City Council honored former resident Richard O'Brien with a life-size bronze statue of him as Riff Raff in his space suit, from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The statue was designed by WETA Workshops, who had done the props for the Lord of the Rings films. It stands on the former site of the Embassy Cinema, where Richard watched science fiction-double features. Richard OBrien (born Richard Timothy Smith on March 25, 1942 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England) is an English writer, actor, television presenter and theatre performer. ... The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy film that parodies horror films, based on the British musical stage production The Rocky Horror Show, with the screenplay written by Richard OBrien and Jim Sharman. ...


Museums and theatre

The city is host to a large number of small galleries and the Waikato Museum. The latter includes Te Winika, one of the best-preserved waka (Māori war canoe) from the pre-colonisation era. The Waikato Museum is situated in Hamilton, New Zealand. ...


Events

Parachute is an annual music festival of contemporary Christian music in New Zealand. ... V8 Supercars in action The V8 Supercar is a category of touring car racing that evolved in Australia in the early 1990s. ... Balloons over Waikato is an annual hot air ballooning festival held in Hamilton, New Zealand. ... Hot air balloon being inflated by its propane burners prior to a dawn launch Hot air balloons are the oldest successful human flight technology, dating back to the Montgolfier brothers invention in Annonay, France in 1783. ... The National Agricultural Fieldays is an annual national agricultural show held in Hamilton, New Zealand. ... The World Rally Championship (WRC) is a rallying series organised by the FIA, culminating with a champion driver and manufacturer. ... The Great Race is an annual rowing race between the mens eight from the University of Waikato, New Zealand and the mens eight alternating each year between the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge (both of the United Kingdom). ...

Sport

Waikato Stadium, Lions vs. NZ Māori, 2005

The local rugby union teams are Waikato (Air New Zealand Cup) and the Chiefs (Super 14). The local colours are red, yellow and black hoops, and the provincial mascot is Mooloo, an anthropomorphic cow. Both teams play at Waikato Stadium. Hamilton is also home to a soccer club, Waikato FC, that competes in the New Zealand Football Championship and also plays at Waikato Stadium. Image File history File links Hlz_stadium. ... Image File history File links Hlz_stadium. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... The Waikato Rugby Union is the official governing body of rugby union in the region of Waikato on the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Air New Zealand Cup (also referred to by its previous name of the National Provincial Championship, its abbreviation of NPC, or for sponsorship reasons as the Air New Zealand NPC) is New Zealands professional domestic rugby union competition. ... The Chiefs (formerly known as the Waikato Chiefs) are a professional rugby union team based in Hamilton, New Zealand. ... The Super 14 is the largest rugby union football club championship in the southern hemisphere, consisting of provincial teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. ... Waikato Stadium, NZ Māori v Lions, 2005 Waikato Stadium is a major rugby union and soccer venue in Hamilton, New Zealand with a total capacity, seated and standing, of 26,350. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Waikato Football Club is a football (soccer) club based in Hamilton, New Zealand. ... The New Zealand Football Championship (NZFC) is the national football league in New Zealand. ...


Seddon Park (formerly Westpac Park) is Hamilton's main cricket venue and hosts Test matches and one day internationals. It is the home ground of the Northern Districts Cricket Association. Westpak Park in Hamilton, New Zealand is the home ground of the Northern Districts Cricket Association and it become a Test match ground in February 1991 when it hosted a Test match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. ... Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. ... A Test match between South Africa and England in January 2005. ... ODI Matches (One Day International) are played in the game of cricket. ...


Hamilton is fast becoming a motorsport venue as well. The WRC was held in Hamilton in 2006 and AVESCO have confirmed the V8 Supercars from 2008 after the Hamilton City Council granted Resource Consent. Auto racing (also known as automobile racing or autosport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ... The World Rally Championship (WRC) is a rallying series organised by the FIA, culminating with a champion driver and manufacturer. ... AVESCO, the Australian Vee Eight Supercar Company, is the company who manage, market, and promote the V8 Supercar touring car racing category. ... V8 Supercars is a touring car racing category. ...


City facilities and attractions

Hamilton Gardens, Italian Renaissance Garden

Hamilton Gardens is the region's most popular tourist attraction and hosts the Hamilton Gardens Summer Festival each year. Image File history File links Hamilton_gardens. ... Image File history File links Hamilton_gardens. ... Hamilton Gardens is a group of public gardens in the south of Hamilton owned and managed by Hamilton City Council. ...


Other local attractions include Hamilton Zoo, the Waikato Museum, the Arts Post art gallery, and the SkyCity casino. Just 20 minutes' drive away is Ngaruawahia, the location of Turangawaewae Marae and the home of Māori King Tuheitia Paki. Hamilton Zoo is a zoological garden in Hamilton, New Zealand. ... The Waikato Museum is situated in Hamilton, New Zealand. ... SKYCITY is a New Zealand corporation. ... Waikato River, passing through Ngāruawāhia A loose translation of the word Ngāruawāhia (Wāhia-ngā-rua) means the place of the two rivers in Māori, a reference to the joining of the Waipa and Waikato rivers. ... Turangawaewae is the National Marae of New Zealand. ... A Maori word now common in New Zealand English, marae refers an area of land where the Wharenui or meeting house (literally big house) sits. ... Tuheitia Paki (born 21 April 1955) is the current Māori king. ...


Hamilton has 6 public libraries located throughout the city with the Central Library housing the main reference & heritage collection.


Hamilton City Theaters provides professional venue and event management at three theatrical venues in the city: Founders Theater, Clarence St Theater, and The Meteor theater.


Transportation

Air

Hamilton International Airport, undergoing a major upgrade, serves as both a domestic and international airport. There are direct flights to Wellington and Christchurch and regular flights to other destinations throughout the North Island. International flights are largely restricted to trans-Tasman and Polynesian destinations. The airport also serves as a major base for low-cost airline Freedom Air. For the airport in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, see Hamilton/John C. Munro International Airport. ... Freedom Air is Air New Zealand Groups low-cost airline, based in Auckland, New Zealand. ...


Road

Private cars are the transport medium of choice in this flat, spread-out city. The main geographical barrier in the city is the Waikato River. The seven bridges that cross the river are often the focus of morning and evening traffic delays.


While buses have been gaining in popularity in recent years, the relative lack of congestion compared to other cities, ample availability of parking and inconvenient bus schedules have been holding up progress[citation needed]. Recent additions to the bus system include audio-posts at bus-stops to provide arrival times, and improved weather shelters. A new service called "The Orbiter" provides a circuit round major centers in the city outskirts.


New Zealand's main road artery State Highway 1 runs through Hamilton's western suburbs and connects with State Highway 3 within the city boundaries. State Highway 1 State Highway 1 is the most significant single element of the New Zealand roading network State Highway 1 can be considered as a single highway running the length of both main islands, a total of 2027 km. ... The following highways are numbered 3. ...


Rail

Hamilton is the railway junction of the East Coast Main Trunk line with the North Island Main Trunk line. Rail passengers are served by a large station located at Frankton Junction. Rail passenger services are confined to The Overlander service which operates between Auckland and Wellington. The East Coast Main Trunk Railway is the railway line running between Hamilton to Taneatua via Tauranga, connecting the Waikato with the Bay of Plenty. ... The North Island Main Trunk line (NIMT) connects Auckland and Wellington, the two major cities of New Zealands North Island. ... The Overlander, hauled by an EF class electric locomotive near Waiouru The Overlander is a long-distance rail passenger service between Auckland and Wellington in the North Island of New Zealand. ...


Hamilton also has an underground station in the central city located on the East Coast Main Trunk line, currently disused.


Education

Hamilton is home to more than 25,000 tertiary students, mostly enrolled in one of the city's two main tertiary institutes, the University of Waikato and Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology). As well as state and private primary, intermediate and high schools, it also notably includes a number of Te Kura Kaupapa Maori. A complete list of schools in Hamilton city can be found here. The University of Waikato is located in Hamilton and Tauranga, New Zealand, and was established in 1964. ... winTEC (win-teck) is a computer/technology series full of great tips for pc users. ... Te Kura Kaupapa Māori schools are New Zealand schools for children aged 3-14 who learn fully in the Māori language. ... Waikato is an area in the North Island of New Zealand. ...


Notables

Craig Baird is a race car driver born in Hamilton, New Zealand on 22 July 1970. ... For other persons named Helen Clark, see Helen Clark (disambiguation). ... Chanel Cole. ... Australian Idol is the Logie Award winning Australian version of the hit British TV show Pop Idol. ... Spook is a term with several meanings with the potential to appear in Wikipedia: A female gecko An alternative term for a ghost A colloquial term for a spy Spook (band), an Australian trip hop band. ... Gillian Karawe Whitehead (born 1941) is a New Zealand composer. ... Elsie Locke (17 August 1912 - 8 April 2001) was a New Zealand writer, feminist and socialist. ... Dame Malvina Major, (born 28 January 1943) is one of the worlds finest sopranos. ... Richard OBrien (born Richard Timothy Smith on March 25, 1942 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England) is an English writer, actor, television presenter and theatre performer. ... Frank Sargeson (21 March 1903 – 1 March 1982) was born Norris Frank Davey in Hamilton, New Zealand, and educated at Hamilton Boys High School. ... Daniel Luca Vettori (born 27 January 1979, Auckland, New Zealand), but brought up in Hamilton attending St Pauls Collegiate School, is a cricketer who plays Test cricket for New Zealand. ... Scott Bernard Styris (born Brisbane, Australia 10 July 1975) is a New Zealand cricketer. ... T.J.L. (Dick) Quax (born 1948) is a New Zealand runner. ... John Eric Paul Mitchell, was born on 23rd March 1964 in Hawera, New Zealand. ... Lets Elope was a well known thoroughbred racehorse whose fame was assured when winning the coveted Cups Double (the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup) in the same year, (1991), thus becoming the first mare to do so since Rivette in 1939. ... The Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year is awarded to the thoroughbred horse who is voted to be the champion horse within an Australian racing season. ...

Sister cities

Hamilton has three sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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References

  1. ^ About Hamilton, Hamilton City Council
  2. ^ [1]Statistics New Zealand

External links

  • Hamilton City
Hamilton City Council
Hamilton Gardens
What's on Hamilton
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Waikato Museum
Hamilton City Libraries
  • Waikato Times - Local Newspaper
  • University of Waikato
  • Waikato Polytechnic
  • Live Hamilton Weather
  • Independent Hamilton Information Site
  • Tourism Waikato
  • Hamilton Street Maps

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