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Waimakariri District Council

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Phone: (03) 311 8900
Web site:

Mayor: David Ayers
Councillors in 2016: 10 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2017: 275

Key financial statistics 2016

$ (in thousands)Waimakariri DistrictMedian for all PROVINCIAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 1,397,993 1,279,498 112,859,570
Operating Revenue 74,271 75,330 8,865,430
Operating Expenditure 79,653 79,071 9,282,110
Capital Expenditure 57,849 29,902 4,264,961
Rates Revenue 49,807 54,069 5,317,234

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 49,989
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 42,834
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)16.7%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 2,217
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)22.5
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 30,300

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

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