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Waikato Regional Council

Council mapRotorua District Rotorua District South Waikato District Hamilton City Waipa District Otorohanga District Taupo District Waikato District Matamata-Piako District Hauraki District Waitomo District Thames-Coromandel District Hawkes Bay Region Manawatu-Wanganui Region Bay of Plenty Region Taranaki Region Auckland Region

Phone: 0800 800 401
E-mail: online contact form
Web site:

Chair: Alan Livingston
Councillors in 2016: 13 (excluding Chair)
Council employees in 2018: 483

Key financial statistics 2018

$ (in thousands)Waikato RegionalMedian for all REGIONAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 620,281 545,448 123,568,227
Operating Revenue 118,434 52,522 9,879,372
Operating Expenditure 126,696 55,532 10,292,961
Capital Expenditure 24,129 11,570 4,887,998
Rates Revenue 85,034 20,915 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 403,638
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 380,826
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)6.0%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 23,902
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)16.9
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 27,900

Census, Statistics New Zealand

View more QuickStats about the Waikato Region on the Statistics New Zealand website.

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