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Rangitikei District Council

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Phone: (06) 327 0099
Web site:

Mayor: Andy Watson
Councillors in 2016: 11 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 59

Key financial statistics 2017

$ (in thousands)Rangitikei DistrictMedian for all RURAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 492,235 381,497 118,835,141
Operating Revenue 34,168 21,407 9,412,132
Operating Expenditure 33,984 23,102 9,851,504
Capital Expenditure 13,708 8,900 4,310,621
Rates Revenue 21,498 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 14,019
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 14,712
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)-4.7%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 4,484
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)3.1
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 25,700

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

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