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Local Government in New Zealand - Local Councils


Bay of Plenty Regional 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: 0800 884 880
Web site:

Chair: Doug Leeder
Councillors in 2016: 13 (excluding Chair)
Council employees in 2018: 379

Key financial statistics 2017

$ (in thousands)Bay of Plenty RegionalMedian for all REGIONAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 449,062 530,260 118,835,141
Operating Revenue 89,981 45,295 9,412,132
Operating Expenditure 105,202 48,226 9,851,504
Capital Expenditure 16,366 5,455 4,310,621
Rates Revenue 36,589 20,519 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 267,741
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 257,379
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)4.0%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 12,071
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)22.2
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 26,200

Census, Statistics New Zealand

View more QuickStats about the Bay of Plenty Region on the Statistics New Zealand website.

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