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Local Government in New Zealand - Local Councils


Northland Regional Council

Council mapWhangarei District Kaipara District Far North District Auckland Region

Phone: (09) 470 1200
Web site:

Chair: Bill Shepherd
Councillors in 2013: 8 (excluding Chair)
Council employees in 2015: 161

Key financial statistics 2014

$ (in thousands)Northland RegionalMedian for all REGIONAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 125,790 441,351 119,448,518
Operating Revenue 31,745 38,721 8,047,204
Operating Expenditure 28,194 41,269 8,390,767
Capital Expenditure 5,027 6,152 3,939,748
Rates Revenue 18,343 18,343 4,766,861

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 151,689
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 148,470
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)2.2%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 12,498
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)12.1
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 23,400

Census, Statistics New Zealand

View more QuickStats about the Northland Region on the Statistics New Zealand website.

Other councils in the region

Far North District, Kaipara District, and Whangarei District.

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