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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' 2012-22 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.

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What's New

    November 2015

  • the individual council profiles and the sector overview have been updated with forecast financial information collected from councils' 2015-2025 Long-Term Plans and the FY 2014/15 Ministry of Justice data regarding prosecutions and dog destruction orders under the Dog Control Act 1996.
  • a comprehensive dataset of councils' 2015-2025 Long-Term Plan financial information is now available for download in Excel format.
  • the download data section now has an updated Dog Control Statistics dataset available for download in Excel format.
Councils by Region
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