South Waikato District
|South Waikato District|
(2006 usual resident)
|Other towns:||Putaruru, Tirau, Arapuni, Atiamuri|
|Iwi territorial authority|
|Name:||Raukawa Trust Board|
|Kaunihera Kaumātua:||George Deane (Chair)|
|General Manager:||Dickie Farrar|
|Name:||South Waikato District Council|
|Deputy Mayor:||Jenny Shattock|
|Chief Executive:||David Hall|
|Extent:||S of Hamilton to N of Taupo; W of Rotorua to E of Otorohanga and Ruapehu|
|Land area:||1,816.96 km² (701.53 sq mi)|
|Name:||Environment Waikato (Waikato Regional Council)|
The South Waikato District is a municipality in the Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is located between the cities of Hamilton to the north, Rotorua to the east, Taupo to the south and Ruapehu District to the west.
As at the 2006 census, the district's usual resident count was 22,641, of whom 65% lived in Tokoroa. Putaruru's population was 3765, and Tirau's was 732. The region's population decreased markedly during the 1990s, dropping over 4000 since the 1991 census.
Ngāti Raukawa is the Maori tribe of the area and goes back 20–25 generations. There are 32 marae in the district, including Papa te Aroha marae, Aotearoa marae, Pikitu marae (Nga-Huri), Pōhara marae (Ngati Koriki), Ngatira marae (Ngati Ahuru) and Tarukenga marae (Ngati Te-Ngakau).
- "Ngāti Raukawa". Te Ara.
- Council website
- South Waikato District Community Outcomes
- Long Term Council Community Plan 2006-2016
- Fast Forward South Waikato