Wairoa District is a territorial authority district in the North Island of New Zealand. The Wairoa District Council is headquartered in the largest town, Wairoa. The district falls within the Hawke's Bay Region.
|Region||Hawke's Bay Region|
|District||Wairoa District Council|
|• Mayor||Craig Little|
|• Deputy Mayor||Hine Flood|
|• Total||4,130 km2 (1,590 sq mi)|
|• Density||2.2/km2 (5.6/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+12 (NZST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+13 (NZDT)|
The district has been known historically as 'Te Wairoa'. In keeping with the district's vision of being bilingual by 2040, the use of the phrase 'Te Wairoa' when referring to the district is steadily increasing. Wairoa itself is Māori for "long water", referring to the length of the tranquil river that runs throughout the town.