The Taupo District Council is a local council located in the Central North Island of New Zealand.
The district stretches from the small town of Mangakino
in the northwest to the Tongariro National Park
in the south, and east into the Kaingaroa Forest
, covering 6,970 km2
(including Lake Taupo
). A total population of 31,521 (2001 Census
The district falls within the jurisdiction of four different regional councils
; however the vast majority (73.74% by land area) of the district falls within the jurisdiction of Environment Waikato
. The exceptions are the towns of Rangitaiki (14.31% of the district's land area), which lies within the Bay of Plenty
Region, Taharua (11.26%), which lies within the Hawke's Bay Region
, and Te More (0.69%), which lies within the Manawatu-Wanganui
Region. Taupo is unique in being the only district in New Zealand so divided; no other district is divided between/among more than two regions, and most are not divided at all.
The district currently has four wards, this will be decreasing to three in 2007.
The areas of Taupo
is administered by the Taupo District Council
under delegated authority to the Taupo/Kaingaroa-Mangakino/Pouakani Committee as a standing committee of Council.
The areas of Mangakino and Pouakani are administered by the Taupo District Council under delegated authority to the Taupo/Kaingaroa-Mangakino/Pouakani Committee.
The area is represented by two district councillors and together with further two community appointed representatives, the ward has a total of five members including the Mayor.
The areas of Turangi
are administered by the Taupo District Council
under delegated authority to the Turangi Tongariro Community Board.
The area is represented at Council by three district Councillors and together with six elected Community Board members, the ward has a total of nine members.
The district currently has 11 Councillors and a Mayor.
- Christine C McElwee (Deputy Mayor)
- Doreen M Blyth
- Bernhard Chrustowski
- Mich'ael Downard
- Barry E Hickling
- Kathryn Uvhagen
- Andrew N Welch
Turangi/Tongariro Community Board
- Jan Lockyer
- Sue McCarthy
- Maggie Stewart
- Don Campbell
- Mary Smallman
- Tayte Cozens