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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 2016: 8 (excluding Chair)
Council employees in 2016: 177

Key financial statistics 2015

$ (in thousands)Northland RegionalMedian for all REGIONAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 131,891 454,576 109,655,413
Operating Revenue 33,249 41,144 8,362,314
Operating Expenditure 29,468 38,791 8,944,023
Capital Expenditure 8,297 8,297 4,051,699
Rates Revenue 18,549 18,549 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 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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