|Former local government area|
|• Land||2,427.01 km2 (937.07 sq mi)|
|Population (June 2014 estimate)|
|Extent||Muriwai to Hibiscus Coast;
south to Helensville
Rodney District was a local government area in the northernmost part of New Zealand's Auckland Region from 1989 to 2010. It was created from the amalgamation of Helensville Borough and Rodney County in 1989. The seat of the district council was at Orewa, and the district included Kawau Island. The district was, in its last period, led by mayor Penny Webster and 12 councillors.
Auckland Council has governed the area since 1 November 2010. The Rodney Ward of the Auckland Region now covers much of the land area, but not the Hibiscus Coast or the former council seat of Orewa, which are in the Albany ward.
The district was divided into three wards, each containing a number of towns and settlements:
- Western Ward: Helensville, Kumeu and Kaipara Harbour
- Eastern Ward (Hibiscus Coast): Whangaparaoa Peninsula and Orewa
- Northern Ward: Warkworth and Wellsford
Rodney District and Rodney County each took their names from Cape Rodney (opposite Little Barrier Island), which Captain James Cook named on 24 November 1769 after Admiral Sir George Brydges Rodney.
- "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2014 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 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 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014. For Auckland local board areas, "NZ.Stat; Subnational population estimates (TA, CB), by age and sex, at 30 June 2013-14 (2013 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
- Reed, A. W. (2002). Dowling, Peter, ed. The Reed dictionary of New Zealand place names. Auckland: Reed Books. p. 439. ISBN 0-790-00761-4.
Rodney, Cape [...], opposite Little Barrier Island. Named on 24 November 1769 by Captain Cook, after Admiral Sir George Bridges Rodney. Rodney District: Rodney County: the administrative areas took their name from the cape (see Rodney, Cape).
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