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Whakatane District Council

Council mapTaurange City Western Bay of Plenty District Kawerau District Whakatane District Opotiki District Rotorua District Taupo District Hawkes Bay Region Gisborne Region Waikato Region

Phone: (07) 306 0500
Web site:

Mayor: Tony Bonne
Councillors in 2016: 10 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 221

Key financial statistics 2017

$ (in thousands)Whakatane DistrictMedian for all PROVINCIAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 601,471 1,386,293 118,835,141
Operating Revenue 63,392 77,930 9,412,132
Operating Expenditure 66,850 80,915 9,851,504
Capital Expenditure 22,968 38,342 4,310,621
Rates Revenue 40,807 53,650 5,531,730

Source: Local Authority Financial Statistics, Statistics New Zealand

The financial profile pages for this council contains more detailed information.

The Council's current long-term plan and annual report may be available from its website:

Community statistics as at the 2013 census

Usually resident population - 2013 Census 32,691
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 33,300
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)-1.8%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 4,450
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)7.3
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 25,600

Census, Statistics New Zealand

View more QuickStats about the Whakatane District on the Statistics New Zealand website.

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