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Ruapehu District Council

Council mapHawkes Bay Region Taupo District Stratford District Ruapehu District Tararua District Palmerston North City Horowhenua District Manawatu District Rangitikei District Whanganui District Wellington Region Bay of Plenty Region Taranaki Region Waikato Region

Phone: (07) 895 8188
Web site:

Mayor: Don Cameron
Councillors in 2016: 11 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 77

Key financial statistics 2018

$ (in thousands)Ruapehu DistrictMedian for all RURAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 372,934 385,888 123,568,227
Operating Revenue 32,921 21,273 9,879,372
Operating Expenditure 35,631 25,799 10,292,961
Capital Expenditure 14,388 10,008 4,887,998
Rates Revenue 22,785 14,652 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 11,844
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 13,572
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)-12.7%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 6,734
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)1.8
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 24,100

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

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