|District||Waimate District Council|
|• Mayor||Craig Rowley|
|• Total||3,582.19 km2 (1,383.09 sq mi)|
|• Density||2.2/km2 (5.7/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+12 (NZST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+13 (NZDT)|
7924, 7972, 7971, 7977, 7978, 7979, 7980, 7984, 7988, 7999, 9498
|Website||Waimate District Council|
Waimate District is a territorial authority located in the Canterbury Region of the South Island of New Zealand. The main town is Waimate, while there are many smaller rural communities dispersed throughout the area. Its boundary to the south is the Waitaki River, to the west Lake Benmore and to the north-east the Pareora River.
The district is administered by the Waimate District Council and regionally by the Canterbury Regional Council. John Coles, who was first elected as a councillor in 1994, was mayor from 2004 to his retirement at the 2013 local elections.
The district is the only part of New Zealand where Bennett's wallabies are prolific, after their introduction from Australia in the 19th century. The animals are a mixed blessing locally, attracting tourists but being a farm pest, and culling measures have been taken in their slowly expanding territory.
Waimate District consists of the following towns, localities, settlements and communities:
- Notes: bold - main town; bold & italics - minor town; normal text - locality; italics - minor locality; DC - former populated place of defunct Deep Creek Ward; WH - former populated place of defunct Waihao Ward
|This Canterbury Region-related geography article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|