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Kaipara District Council

Council mapWhangarei District Kaipara District Far North District Auckland Region

Phone: (09) 439 3123
Web site:

Mayor: Jason Smith
Councillors in 2016: 8 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 118

Key financial statistics 2018

$ (in thousands)Kaipara DistrictMedian for all RURAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 601,567 385,888 123,568,227
Operating Revenue 44,571 21,273 9,879,372
Operating Expenditure 46,814 25,799 10,292,961
Capital Expenditure 18,343 10,008 4,887,998
Rates Revenue 29,479 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 18,960
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 18,135
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)4.5%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 3,109
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)6.1
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 22,600

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

Other councils in the region

Far North District, Northland Regional, and Whangarei District.

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