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Local Government in New Zealand - Local Councils

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Visit our links, download local government data, information sheets, published reports, guides or a poster.

Download councils' 2012-22 Long-Term Plan data

Council Profiles

Council profile pages include such things as council contact details, local dog control and election statistics, as well as historic and forecast financial data.

Find the profile pages for any council in New Zealand

Local Government in NZ

Learn all about local government in New Zealand, including sector-wide statistics, the relationship between central and local government, and how you can participate in local government policy decisions.

Learn all about local government in NZ

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What's New

    August 2015

  • the individual council profiles and the sector overview have been updated with the 2014 Local Authority Financial Statistics, 2015 NDD and ACC Dog Control Statistics
  • the download data section now has the latest Dog Control and Rates Rebates datasets available for download in Excel format
  • this month marks the 10th anniversary of, please let us know what you think of the site by responding to our brief online visitor survey. Thank you.

Coming Soon

  • a collection of councils' final adopted 2015-2025 Long-Term Plan financial statements
  • the FY 2014/15 Ministry of Justice data regarding dog destruction orders and prosecutions under the Dog Control Act 1996.
Councils by Region
Auckland Region Waikato Region Taranaki Region Bay of Plenty Region Gisborne Region Hawke's Bay Region Manawatu Region Wellington Region Southland Region Nelson Region Otago Region West Coast Region Tasman region Canterbury Region Marlborough Region Northland Region Chatham Islands