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Whangarei District Council

Council mapWhangarei District Kaipara District Far North District Auckland Region

Phone: (09) 430 4200
Web site:

Mayor: Sheryl Mai
Councillors in 2016: 13 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 350

Key financial statistics 2018

$ (in thousands)Whangarei DistrictMedian for all PROVINCIAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 1,509,916 1,435,460 123,568,227
Operating Revenue 127,255 80,473 9,879,372
Operating Expenditure 135,676 86,697 10,292,961
Capital Expenditure 96,073 42,682 4,887,998
Rates Revenue 81,186 55,974 5,815,327

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 76,995
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 74,463
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)3.4%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 2,712
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)28.4
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 25,300

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

Other councils in the region

Far North District, Kaipara District, and Northland Regional.

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