Waitaki District Council


Waitaki District Council (Māori: Te Kaunihera ā-Rohe o Waitaki) is the territorial authority for the Waitaki District of New Zealand.[1]

Waitaki District Council

Te Kaunihera ā-Rohe o Waitaki
Type
Type
HousesGoverning Body
Term limits
None
History
FoundedMarch 6, 1989 (1989-03-06)
Leadership
Structure
Seats11 seats (1 mayor, 10 ward seats)
Length of term
3 years
Website
waitaki.govt.nz

The council is led by the mayor of Waitaki, who is currently Gary Kircher. There are also 10 ward councillors.[1]

Composition


Councillors

  • Mayor Gary Kircher
  • Ahuriri Ward: 1 member
  • Corriedale Ward: 2 members
  • Oamaru Ward: 6 members
  • Waihemo Ward: 1 member[1]

History


The council was formed in 1989. Its predecessors were Oamaru Borough Council (1866-1989),[2] Palmerston County Council (1872-1966),[3] Waitaki County Council (1876-1989),[4] and Hampden Borough Council (1879-1989).[5]

In 2020, the council had 295 staff, including 40 earning more than $100,000. According to the Taxpayers' Union think tank, residential rates averaged $2,343.[6]

References


  1. "About Waitaki District Council". waitaki.govt.nz. Waitaki District Council.
  2. Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand 1966:Oamaru
  3. North Otago Museum
  4. McKenzie, Dorothy and Budd, Arthur. Waitaki County Council 1877 – 1977. Thos. Bracken & Co. Ltd., Oamaru, 1976
  5. McDonald, K.C. White Stone Country. North Otago Centennial Committee, Oamaru, 1962
  6. "Ratepayers Report". ratepayersreport.nz. Taxpayers' Union.