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South Wairarapa District Council

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Phone: (06) 306 9611
Web site:

Mayor: Viv Napier
Councillors in 2016: 9 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 45

Key financial statistics 2018

$ (in thousands)South Wairarapa DistrictMedian for all RURAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 444,261 385,888 123,568,227
Operating Revenue 18,724 21,273 9,879,372
Operating Expenditure 18,335 25,799 10,292,961
Capital Expenditure 9,458 10,008 4,887,998
Rates Revenue 13,217 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 9,525
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 8,889
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)7.2%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 2,387
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)4.0
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 28,900

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

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