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Far North District Council

Council mapWhangarei District Kaipara District Far North District Auckland Region

Phone: (09) 401 5200
E-mail: Contact via website
Web site:

Mayor: John Carter
Councillors in 2016: 9 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2015: 259

Key financial statistics 2015

$ (in thousands)Far North DistrictMedian for all PROVINCIAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 1,598,375 1,255,042 109,655,413
Operating Revenue 110,733 69,269 8,362,314
Operating Expenditure 101,958 78,159 8,944,023
Capital Expenditure 56,370 32,152 4,051,699
Rates Revenue 76,151 49,222 5,003,056

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 55,734
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 55,845
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)-0.2%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 6,678
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)8.3
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 21,500

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

Other councils in the region

Kaipara District, Northland Regional, and Whangarei District.

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