22 Oct 2010

Hardaker sworn-in as Hamilton mayor

5:50 pm on 22 October 2010

The new mayor of Hamilton has been sworn into office.

Julie Hardaker who beat the incumbent mayor, Bob Simcock, is new to local government.

Long-serving councillor Gordon Chesterman was nominated by Ms Hardaker as her deputy.

The nomination was passed unanimously by the newly sworn in council of 12.