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Whangarei District Council

Council mapWhangarei District Kaipara District Far North District Auckland Region

Phone: (09) 430 4200
Web site:

Mayor: Sheryl Mai
Councillors in 2016: 13 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2016: 334

Key financial statistics 2016

$ (in thousands)Whangarei DistrictMedian for all PROVINCIAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 1,500,991 1,279,498 112,859,570
Operating Revenue 121,630 75,330 8,865,430
Operating Expenditure 128,641 79,071 9,282,110
Capital Expenditure 106,247 29,902 4,264,961
Rates Revenue 75,630 54,069 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 76,995
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 74,463
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)3.4%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 2,712
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)28.4
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 25,300

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

Other councils in the region

Far North District, Kaipara District, and Northland Regional.

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