Waipa District

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Waipa District
Location of Waipa District
Country  New Zealand
Region Waikato
District Waipa District
Wards Te Awamutu
Seat Te Awamutu
 • Mayor Jim Mylchreest
 • Territorial 1,473.47 km2 (568.91 sq mi)
Population (June 2017)[1]
 • Territorial 53,000
 • Density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Postcode(s) Map of postcodes
Area code(s) 07
Website Waipa District Council

Waipa District Council in the Waikato region of New Zealand is a municipality that covers Te Awamutu, Cambridge and several small towns. The seat of the council is at Te Awamutu.

The District was formed from Waipa County Council and its town boroughs in 1989,[2] the county boundaries had varied since 5 ridings were formed in Waipa county in 1876:- Newcastle, Hamilton, Mangapiko North and South,[3] Rangiaowhia,[4] and Pukekura.[5] In 1902 it covered 282 sq mi (730 km2) and had an additional riding, Tuhikaramea.[6]

The Waipa River flows through the western part of the district.[7]


The district's population at the June 2017 was 53,000,[1] of whom approximately 35% lived in each of the main two towns. The district has a land area of 1,473.47 km² (568.91 sq mi). It has five wards: Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Pirongia, Maungatautari and Kakepuku.

The district is located due south of the city of Hamilton, the region's economy is based largely on dairy farming and cereal production. The southeastern corner of the district includes the hydroelectric project at Karapiro.


  1. ^ a b "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2017 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.  For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-16 (2017 boundary)". Statistics New Zealand. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "TE AWAMUTU Borough Council". thecommunityarchive.org.nz. Retrieved 2017-04-30. 
  3. ^ "COUNTIES RIDINGS. (New Zealand Herald, 1876-11-27)". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 2017-04-30. 
  4. ^ "Rangiaohia". nzetc.victoria.ac.nz. 1902. Retrieved 2017-04-30. 
  5. ^ "Pukekura". nzetc.victoria.ac.nz. 1902. Retrieved 2017-04-30. 
  6. ^ "Te Awamutu". nzetc.victoria.ac.nz. 1902. Retrieved 2017-04-30. 
  7. ^ "Waipa River, Waikato". NZ Topo Map. Retrieved 2017-04-30. 

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Coordinates: 37°59′10″S 175°25′16″E / 37.986°S 175.421°E / -37.986; 175.421