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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 2017

$ (in thousands)Hawke's Bay RegionalMedian for all REGIONAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 544,476 530,260 118,835,141
Operating Revenue 45,295 45,295 9,412,132
Operating Expenditure 48,226 48,226 9,851,504
Capital Expenditure 5,455 5,455 4,310,621
Rates Revenue 17,552 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 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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