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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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Please contact your council directly if you want to speak to someone about local decision-making or services.

What's New

    July 2017

  • the council profiles and the sector overview have been updated with data from the 2016 Local Authority Financial Statistics and the 2017 National Dog Database statistics.
  • the Dog Control Statistics consolidated dataset, available for download in Excel and CSV formats, has been updated with the 2017 National Dog Database statistics.

Coming Soon

    In November 2017

  • the Dog Control Statistics will be updated throughout the website with the latest information regarding ACC dog-related injury claims and MoJ prosecutions under the Dog Control Act.
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