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

Bay of Plenty Region

Hawke's Bay Region

Manawatu-Wanganui Region

Northland Region

Taranaki Region

Waikato Region

Wellington Region


Unitary authorities

South Island

Canterbury Region

Otago Region

Southland Region

West Coast Region


Unitary authorities


See also


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

External links

  • Regional and district boundaries (North Island)
  • Regional and district boundaries (South Island)
  • District Councils in New Zealand
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