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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 2017: 332

Key financial statistics 2017

$ (in thousands)Far North DistrictMedian for all PROVINCIAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 1,728,277 1,386,293 118,835,141
Operating Revenue 107,492 77,930 9,412,132
Operating Expenditure 104,035 80,915 9,851,504
Capital Expenditure 57,043 38,342 4,310,621
Rates Revenue 78,924 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 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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