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Wairoa District Council

Council mapNapier City Hastings DistrictRangitikei District Wairoa District Central Hawkes Bay District Taupo District Manawatu-Wanganui Region Gisborne Region Bay of Plenty Region Waikato Region

Phone: (06) 838 7309
Web site:

Mayor: Craig Little
Councillors in 2016: 6 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 61

Key financial statistics 2018

$ (in thousands)Wairoa DistrictMedian for all RURAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 268,657 385,888 123,568,227
Operating Revenue 21,108 21,273 9,879,372
Operating Expenditure 25,592 25,799 10,292,961
Capital Expenditure 10,149 10,008 4,887,998
Rates Revenue 12,636 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 7,890
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 8,484
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)-7.0%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 4,077
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)1.9
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 22,000

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

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