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Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Council mapNapier City Hastings DistrictRangitikei District Wairoa District Central Hawkes Bay District Taupo District Manawatu-Wanganui Region Gisborne Region Bay of Plenty Region Waikato Region

Phone: (06) 835 9200
Web site:

Chair: Rex Graham
Councillors in 2016: 8 (excluding Chair)
Council employees in 2017: 185

Key financial statistics 2016

$ (in thousands)Hawke's Bay RegionalMedian for all REGIONAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 534,576 467,800 112,859,570
Operating Revenue 42,344 42,344 8,865,430
Operating Expenditure 41,975 41,975 9,282,110
Capital Expenditure 5,118 9,639 4,264,961
Rates Revenue 16,676 19,910 5,317,234

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 151,179
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 147,783
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)2.3%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 14,137
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)10.7
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 26,100

Census, Statistics New Zealand

View more QuickStats about the Hawke's Bay Region on the Statistics New Zealand website.

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