About Whakatāne District Council – Mō Te Kaunihera ā-rohe o Whakatāne

The Whakatāne District is renowned as an incredible place for people to live, work and play. We're blessed with breath-taking landscapes, rich culture and plenty of sunshine. With pristine and desirable beaches, harbours, rivers, and forests, Whakatāne offers a thriving urban hub within close proximity to other main centres. If you’re hankering for the ultimate work-life balance, look no further than the Whakatāne District. 

As an organisation, we support and facilitate sustainable community growth and development. In partnership with central government, whānau, hapū and iwi, businesses, education providers and community groups, Council staff make a vital contribution to the district's wellbeing.

We provide governance, leadership and advocacy for everyone in the rohe. We build and maintain quality infrastructure, including community facilities, roads, sewerage, water and stormwater systems. We deliver regulatory services focused on public health, safety and wellbeing, and we develop long-term plans and strategies to provide a framework for change and sustainable development in the Whakatāne District.

We aim to deliver outstanding services so that present and future generations can continue to enjoy our sensational lifestyle and superb, natural environment. We put people at the heart of everything we do, and know that our actions have a direct impact on the wellbeing of many.

As part of the Whakatāne District Council team, you can make a genuine difference to the lives of our communities.

  • Vacancies – Ngā tūranga e wātea ana

    Be part of a passionate team that values your time, expertise and knowledge! Check out the current opportunities here.

  • Vision and Values – Te Matakitenga me ngā wāriutanga

    Learn what is at the heart of our of decision-making and actions.

  • Get In Touch – Whakapāngia mai

    If you need any questions answered, please feel free to send us an email. We’d be more than happy to help!