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Local Government in New Zealand - Local Councils


New Plymouth District Council

Council mapSouth Taranaki District New Plymouth District Stratford District Manawatu-Wanganui Region Waikato Region

Phone: (06) 759 6060
Web site:

Mayor: Neil Holdom
Councillors in 2016: 14 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 531

Key financial statistics 2018

$ (in thousands)New Plymouth DistrictMedian for all PROVINCIAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 2,405,431 1,435,460 123,568,227
Operating Revenue 132,985 80,473 9,879,372
Operating Expenditure 142,880 86,697 10,292,961
Capital Expenditure 82,782 42,682 4,887,998
Rates Revenue 85,299 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 74,187
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 68,901
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)7.7%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 2,205
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)33.6
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 29,100

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

Other councils in the region

South Taranaki District, Stratford District, and Taranaki Regional.

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