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Mackenzie 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) 685 9010
Web site:

Mayor: Graham Smith
Councillors in 2016: 6 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2016: 28

Key financial statistics 2016

$ (in thousands)Mackenzie DistrictMedian for all RURAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 223,045 379,010 112,859,570
Operating Revenue 15,409 20,764 8,865,430
Operating Expenditure 15,934 22,976 9,282,110
Capital Expenditure 8,350 8,567 4,264,961
Rates Revenue 7,622 13,786 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 4,158
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 3,804
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)9.3%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 7,140
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)0.6
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 29,300

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

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