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South Taranaki District Council

Council mapSouth Taranaki District New Plymouth District Stratford District Manawatu-Wanganui Region Waikato Region

Phone: 0800 111 323
Web site:

Mayor: Ross Dunlop
Councillors in 2016: 12 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 173

Key financial statistics 2017

$ (in thousands)South Taranaki DistrictMedian for all PROVINCIAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 845,742 1,386,293 118,835,141
Operating Revenue 54,892 77,930 9,412,132
Operating Expenditure 66,393 80,915 9,851,504
Capital Expenditure 14,855 38,342 4,310,621
Rates Revenue 31,551 53,650 5,531,730

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 26,577
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 26,484
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)0.4%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 3,575
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)7.4
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 29,200

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

Other councils in the region

New Plymouth District, Stratford District, and Taranaki Regional.

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