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Waimate District Council

Council mapOtago Region Kaikoura District Hurunui District Mackenzie District Waimate District Waitaki District Timaru District Ashburton District Selwyn _District Waimakariri District Christchurch City West Coast Region Tasman Region Marlborough Region
Phone: (03) 689 0000
Web site:

Mayor: Craig Rowley
Councillors in 2016: 8 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 49

Key financial statistics 2017

$ (in thousands)Waimate DistrictMedian for all RURAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 433,511 381,497 118,835,141
Operating Revenue 13,414 21,407 9,412,132
Operating Expenditure 15,100 23,102 9,851,504
Capital Expenditure 10,363 8,900 4,310,621
Rates Revenue 9,020 14,225 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 7,536
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 7,206
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)4.6%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 3,554
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)2.1
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 24,800

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

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