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Taranaki Regional Council

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

Phone: (06) 765 7127
Web site:

Chair: David MacLeod
Councillors in 2013: 10 (excluding Chair)
Council employees in 2012: 125

Key financial statistics 2012

$ (in thousands)Taranaki RegionalMedian for all REGIONAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 74,797 422,986 111,871,747
Operating Revenue 20,040 41,368 7,756,672
Operating Expenditure 19,758 36,766 8,415,446
Capital Expenditure 2,357 8,140 3,730,074
Rates Revenue 8,753 16,158 4,511,690

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 109,608
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 104,124
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)5.3%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 7,254
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)15.1
Median personal income - 2013 Census

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

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