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Local Government in New Zealand - Local Councils

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Visit our links, download local government data, information sheets, published reports, guides or a poster.

Download councils' 2015-25 Long-Term Plan data

Council Profiles

Council profile pages include such things as council contact details, local dog control and election statistics, as well as historic and forecast financial data.

Find the profile pages for any council in New Zealand

Local Government in NZ

Learn all about local government in New Zealand, including sector-wide statistics, the relationship between central and local government, and how you can participate in local government policy decisions.

Learn all about local government in NZ

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What's New

    June 2016

  • visit the Download Data section, the Statistical Overview or individual council profiles to see the latest Dog Control Statistics, updated with 2016 National Dog Database information about registered dogs and owners
  • key dates for your 2016 Local Elections are now available

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Councils by Region
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