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Waitomo District Council

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Phone: (07) 878 0800
Web site:

Mayor: Brian Hanna
Councillors in 2016: 6 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 70

Key financial statistics 2018

$ (in thousands)Waitomo DistrictMedian for all RURAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 313,659 385,888 123,568,227
Operating Revenue 28,287 21,273 9,879,372
Operating Expenditure 26,216 25,799 10,292,961
Capital Expenditure 9,869 10,008 4,887,998
Rates Revenue 19,594 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 8,907
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 9,438
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)-5.6%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 3,535
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)2.5
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 25,700

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

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