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Waitaki 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) 433 0300
Web site:

Mayor: Gary Kircher
Councillors in 2016: 10 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2016: 128

Key financial statistics 2015

$ (in thousands)Waitaki DistrictMedian for all PROVINCIAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 741,844 1,255,042 109,655,413
Operating Revenue 41,660 69,269 8,362,314
Operating Expenditure 41,356 78,159 8,944,023
Capital Expenditure 13,565 32,152 4,051,699
Rates Revenue 29,367 49,222 5,003,056

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 20,826
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 20,223
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)3.0%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 7,109
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)2.9
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 25,300

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

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