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Kaikoura District Council

Council mapOtago Region Kaikoura District Hurunui District Mackenzie District Waimate District Waitaki District Timaru District Ashburton District Selwyn _District Waimakariri District Christchurch City West Coast Region Tasman Region Marlborough Region

Phone: (03) 319 5026
Web site:

Mayor: Winston Gray
Councillors in 2016: 7 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2016: 23

Key financial statistics 2015

$ (in thousands)Kaikoura DistrictMedian for all RURAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 159,850 364,855 109,655,413
Operating Revenue 8,003 22,361 8,362,314
Operating Expenditure 9,017 23,626 8,944,023
Capital Expenditure 3,090 7,902 4,051,699
Rates Revenue 5,311 13,733 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 3,552
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 3,621
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)-1.9%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 2,047
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)1.7
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 26,400

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

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