Regions of New Zealand

New Zealand is divided into sixteen regions (Māori: ngā rohe) for local government purposes. Eleven are administered by regional councils (the top tier of local government), and five are administered by unitary authorities, which are territorial authorities (the second tier of local government) that also perform the functions of regional councils.[1][2] The Chatham Islands Council is not a region but is similar to a unitary authority, authorised under its own legislation.[3]

Regions of New ZealandNorthlandAucklandAucklandAucklandBay of PlentyGisborneHawke's BayWellingtonTasmanTasmanNelsonMarlboroughMarlboroughWest CoastWest CoastCanterburySouthlandSouthland
Regions of New Zealand
CategoryUnitary state
Location New Zealand
Populations32,700 (West Coast) – 1,695,200 (Auckland)
Areas450 km2 (172 sq mi) (Nelson) – 45,350 km2 (17,508 sq mi) (Canterbury)

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