Districts of New Zealand

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A district in New Zealand is a territorial authority area governed by a District Council as a second-tier local government unit. They were formed as a result of local government reforms in 1989.

A map of New Zealand showing regional and district boundaries
Regions and districts of New Zealand


There are currently 53 districts:[1]

North Island[edit]

Bay of Plenty Region[edit]

Hawke's Bay Region[edit]

Manawatu-Wanganui Region[edit]

Northland Region[edit]

Taranaki Region[edit]

Waikato Region[edit]

Wellington Region[edit]


Unitary authorities[edit]

South Island[edit]

Canterbury Region[edit]

Otago Region[edit]

Southland Region[edit]

West Coast Region[edit]


Unitary authorities[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Districts". Department of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 

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