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Horowhenua District Council

Council mapHawkes Bay Region Taupo District Stratford District Ruapehu District Tararua District Palmerston North City Horowhenua District Manawatu District Rangitikei District Whanganui District Wellington Region Bay of Plenty Region Taranaki Region Waikato Region

Phone: (06) 366 0999
Web site:

Mayor: Michael Feyen
Councillors in 2016: 11 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2017: 177

Key financial statistics 2016

$ (in thousands)Horowhenua DistrictMedian for all PROVINCIAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 417,742 1,279,498 112,859,570
Operating Revenue 43,347 75,330 8,865,430
Operating Expenditure 45,812 79,071 9,282,110
Capital Expenditure 21,322 29,902 4,264,961
Rates Revenue 31,653 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 30,096
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 29,868
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)0.8%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 1,064
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)28.3
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 21,800

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

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