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Central Hawke's Bay District Council

Council mapNapier City Hastings District Rangitikei District Wairoa District Central Hawkes Bay District Taupo District Manawatu-Wanganui Region Gisborne Region Bay of Plenty Region Waikato Region

Phone: (06) 857 8060
Web site:

Mayor: Alex Walker
Councillors in 2016: 8 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 52

Key financial statistics 2018

$ (in thousands)Central Hawke's Bay DistrictMedian for all RURAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 792,903 385,888 123,568,227
Operating Revenue 26,689 21,273 9,879,372
Operating Expenditure 31,745 25,799 10,292,961
Capital Expenditure 11,806 10,008 4,887,998
Rates Revenue 19,135 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 12,717
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 12,957
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)-1.9%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 3,332
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)3.8
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 26,800

Census, Statistics New Zealand

View more QuickStats about the Central Hawke's Bay District on the Statistics New Zealand website.

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