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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' 2015-25 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

Tell us what you think

Please take 5 minutes to complete our visitor survey to tell us what you think of this website.

Please contact your council directly if you want to speak to someone about local decision-making or services.

What's New

    October 2017

  • the Dog Control Statistics data downloads, council profiles and sector overview have been updated with FY 2016/17 statistics covering ACC dog-related injury claims and costs, as well as Ministry of Justice prosecutions and dog destruction orders.
  • the Rates Rebates Statistics xlsx and csv format downloads have been updated with the rates rebates granted for FY 2016/17.
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