Central Otago District

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Central Otago District
Territorial authority
Central Otago Territorial Authority.png
Country New Zealand
Region Otago
District Central Otago District Council
Wards Alexandra
Seat Alexandra
 • Mayor Tim Cadogan
 • Deputy Mayor Neil Gillespie
 • Total 9,959.24 km2 (3,845.28 sq mi)
Population (June 2017)[1]
 • Total 20,300
 • Density 2.0/km2 (5.3/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+12 (NZST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+13 (NZDT)
Postcode(s) Map of postcodes
Area code(s) 03
Website Central Otago District Council

Central Otago District is local government district in 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 Tim Cadogan, who comfortably unseated the incumbent, Tony Lepper in the 2016 local elections.[2] Mr Cadogan polled 5047 votes, more than double that polled by Mr Lepper, with 2521 votes.

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  1. ^ "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2017 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017. For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-16 (2017 boundary)". Statistics New Zealand. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Cadogan topples Lepper for Central Otago mayoralty". Otago Daily Times. 8 October 2016.

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Coordinates: 45°14′S 169°22′E / 45.233°S 169.367°E / -45.233; 169.367