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About CouncilTe Kaunihera o Te Wairoa

A mayor and 6 councillors are elected by the district at large to represent and work for the people of Wairoa.

The Council

  • Provides good services and infrastructure (such as roads, rubbish, water, waste etc)
  • Adds value to our lifestyle by enhancing the character and culture of our unique district
  • Grows our economy by developing jobs and attracting visitors and new residents to our area
  • Protects our green environment, making sure future generations get to use it and enjoy a clean, safe place to live
  • Works to make Wairoa safe for everyone to enjoy
  • Makes sure facilities and amenities are there for all - pathways, pools, sports facilities, halls, public spaces etc
  • Ensures sound financial decision-making to keep Wairoa one of the most 'affordable' districts to live in
  • Works in many ways with residents, individuals, groups and areas of the district, to discuss and consult on everyone's needs and aspirations for Wairoa

To find out about the Chief Executive Officer and the senior leadership team please click on the button below.

Wairoa District Council Management

Departments of the Council are

  • Office of the Chief Executive
  • Community Assets & Services
  • Information & Customer Experience
  • Finance & Corporate Support
  • Community & Engagement


CouncilMARK™ is a measure for better community value and New Zealand’s local government excellence programme.

The CouncilMARK™ programme is designed to improve the public's knowledge of the work councils are doing in their communities and to support individual councils to further improve the service and value they provide to all New Zealanders. The programme incorporates an independent assessment system that assesses how councils are performing and the work they're undertaking to grow the value they deliver. Councils receive an overall performance rating from a team of independent assessors and commentary on their performance.

To view the latest assessment report of the Wairoa District Council please click the button below and download the report from our related documents section.

Download CouncilMARK report

Communitrak Survey

The aim of the Communitrak survey is to gather information about the public perceptions and interpretations of Council services & representation.

Communitrak™ offers to Councils the opportunity to compare their performance with those of Local Authorities across all of New Zealand as a whole (National Average) and with similarly constituted Local Authorities (Peer Group Average), through a National Survey of 1,000 residents carried out in July 2016.

Comparisons are made with this data, and with previous readings, when applicable.



For more information please contact the Wairoa District Council.

+64 6 838 7309
97-103 Queen Street, Wairoa 4108
PO Box 54, Wairoa 4160


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