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Rangitikei District Council

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Phone: (06) 327 0099
Web site:

Mayor: Andy Watson
Councillors in 2013: 11 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2015: 41

Key financial statistics 2014

$ (in thousands)Rangitikei DistrictMedian for all RURAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 479,223 359,738 119,448,518
Operating Revenue 27,730 20,043 8,047,204
Operating Expenditure 28,796 22,447 8,390,767
Capital Expenditure 10,486 8,292 3,939,748
Rates Revenue 19,297 12,981 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 14,019
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 14,712
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)-4.7%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 4,484
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)3.1
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 25,700

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

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