Whakatāne District

Whakatāne District is a territorial authority district in the North Island of New Zealand. The Whakatāne District Council is headquartered in the largest town, Whakatāne. The district falls within the Bay of Plenty region. Judy Turner has been the mayor of Whakatāne since the 2019 local elections.[2]

Whakatāne District
CountryNew Zealand
RegionBay of Plenty
DistrictWhakatāne District Council
Wards
  • Whakatāne-Ōhope
  • Tāneatua-Waimana
  • Rangitāiki
  • Galatea-Murupara
SeatWhakatāne
Government
  MayorJudy Turner
  Deputy MayorAndrew Iles
Area
  Total4,465 km2 (1,724 sq mi)
Population
 (June 2020)[1]
  Total38,200
  Density8.6/km2 (22/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+12 (NZST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+13 (NZDT)
Postcode(s)
Area code(s)07
Websitewhakatane.govt.nz

The district has an area of 4465 square kilometres, of which 4450 square kilometres are land.[3] The population was 38,200 as of June 2020.[1]