Team Integrity brings together a number of individuals with a variety of key experiences who are wanting greater Council transparency, a vibrant city for their grandchildren and improved community wellbeing. They and the wider community who support them want to bring fresh thinking, creative solutions, and common sense to the multitude of issues the City faces.

They pledge to use their knowledge, skills and life experience to achieve common goals of real  engagement with the wider community, better oversight of Council spending and better outcomes for all.




REVIEW Three waters, REDUCE Debt, CONTROL Rates. We need to fix the system. We need the council to listen to the people. We need leadership with the right skills. We need a council that can work as a team.


I am a signatory to oppose the Three Waters Asset Grab.

I was Leader and Whip of a post-Apartheid, multi-racial political party in South Africa and served as a City Councillor for 8 years in a city of 4 million people. 

I was the founding Pastor of a multi-racial church and had folks from South Africa, Zaire, Zimbabwe and the USA attending.

I understand the aspirations of different groups, willing to listen, show respect for their traditions. In order to lead, I must serve.

Once elected, I commit to having regular public meetings so that we can work together making Hamilton a city with a heart, a place where we can be safe and respected, a city we can be proud of.




email: rudihamiltonwest@gmail.commobile: 021300770


I am an architect, project manager, and professional problem solver with my own successful business. I have fought for affordable housing and good urban design in the city for 30 years.   




email: TeamIntegrityNZ@gmail.commobile:

Russelle KNAAP

 I’m standing because so many I talk to are really worried about where our city is headed. They are sick of being cash- cows to fund the pet, nice- to- have over-priced projects. People on fixed incomes have no more to give. They feel no one listens and sick of ‘tick- the- box’ masquerading as consultation.

I am a community and national sports mentor. As a past small business owner and role in one of the largest New Zealand companies, i am able to understand the complexities and risks of running a business in New Zealand. 

The City’s financial standing MUST be seriously reviewed because It cannot continue to borrow and hope as interest rates rise. 


Common SenseCommunity & National Sports Mentor



Ray(mond) Mudford

My wife, myself and family have lived in Hamilton for over 30 years. We care about the city and provision for future generations.

I have run my own successful business, managing people and projects with engineering, accounting and business mentoring skills in New Zealand and Overseas. I have worked with large teams to create solutions. 

I am an advocate for Community Boards because they formally connect the community to City Hall and providing:

1. Training ground for future city leaders

2. the voice and action of the community.

I am not interested in pet projects. 

I am not associated with a political party or activist group


Project Management

Business Mentor
Community Mentoring


email: TeamIntegrityNZ@gmail.commobile:


Vote for COMMON SENSE decisions, creative thinking, and meaningful engagement with the wider community..   

Team Integrity is made up of candidates with the wide range of professional skills needed to run the city properly, the track record to get results, and the personal character to serve the people honestly.

Let’s plan our future together.


Community Communication

* Support the implementation of Community Boards.

* Meet with the Community Board Representatives monthly.

* Ensure accountability from Elected Members and Staff.

Sustainable City Development

* Sustainable Urban and environmental design

* Affordable housing

* Demand greater project transparency and accountability, including cost control, risk management and project scope definition.

* Seek Cost benefit Analysis (CBA) on new proposed projects.

Community Well-being

* Endeavour to restrict Rate increases to a maximum of Consumer Price Index (CPI).

* Cut unnecessary projects to reduce debt from $1B to $500M

* Adopt Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB).

Sustainable Council Services

* Reject the Government 3 waters amalgamation proposal.

* Ensure that the City of Hamilton maintains the highest standard of Water Management in the Region.

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