15 Dec 2010

Former Hamilton mayor Sir Ross Jansen dies

3:33 pm on 15 December 2010

A former mayor of Hamilton, Sir Ross Jansen, has died at the age of 78.

Sir Ross led the city from 1977 to 1989 and went on to become chairperson of the Local Government Commission.

He had suffered from ill-health for some time.

Hamilton mayor Julie Hardaker described Sir Ross as a visonary leader.