Central Otago District
|Central Otago District|
|Region||Otago Regional Council|
|District||Central Otago District Council|
|• Mayor||Tony Lepper|
|• Total||9,959.24 km2 (3,845.28 sq mi)|
|Population (June 2015 estimate)|
|• Density||1.9/km2 (5.0/sq mi)|
|Time zone||NZST (UTC+12)|
|• Summer (DST)||NZDT (UTC+13)|
|Postcode(s)||Map of postcodes|
The Central Otago District is one of the 53 districts of New Zealand. It is administered by the Central Otago District Council and it is in the Otago region, the top tier of local government in New Zealand. The major towns in the district are Alexandra (the seat of local government), Cromwell, Roxburgh, Clyde and Ranfurly.
The Central Otago District is part of what is informally known as Central Otago. It was formed in 1989 from the merger of the former Vincent and Maniototo Counties. The current mayor is Tony Lepper, who defeated the incumbent, Malcolm Macpherson, in the 2010 local elections.
- "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2015 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2015. For urban areas, "Infoshare; Group: Population Estimates - DPE; Table: Estimated Resident Population for Urban Areas, at 30 June (1996+) (Annual-Jun)". Statistics New Zealand. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
- van Kempen, Lynda (9 October 2010). "Tony Lepper new Central Otago mayor". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 4 July 2015.