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Grey District Council

Council mapBuller District Grey District Westland District Otago Region Canterbury Region Southland Region Tasman Region

Phone: (03) 769 8600
Web site:

Mayor: Tony Kokshoorn
Councillors in 2016: 8 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 75

Key financial statistics 2018

$ (in thousands)Grey DistrictMedian for all RURAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 389,182 385,888 123,568,227
Operating Revenue 23,296 21,273 9,879,372
Operating Expenditure 28,385 25,799 10,292,961
Capital Expenditure 8,900 10,008 4,887,998
Rates Revenue 16,969 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 13,371
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 13,224
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)1.1%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 3,475
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)3.8
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 26,600

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

Other councils in the region

Buller District, West Coast Regional, and Westland District.

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