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Grey District
—  Territorial authority  —
Country New Zealand
Region West Coast Regional Council
District Grey District Council
Seat Greymouth
 • Mayor Tony Kokshoorn
 • Total 3,516.48 km2 (1,357.72 sq mi)
Population (June 2012 estimate)[1]
 • Total 13,850
 • Density 3.9000000000000/km2 (10/sq mi)
Time zone NZST (UTC+12)
 • Summer (DST) NZDT (UTC+13)
Postcode(s) Map of postcodes
Area code(s) 03

Grey District in the West Coast Region of New Zealand is a municipality that covers Greymouth, Runanga, Blackball, Cobden and settlements along the Grey River. It has a land area of 3,516.48 km² (1,357.72 sq mi). The seat of the Grey District Council, the local government authority that administers the district, is at Greymouth, where 27% of the district's population live.


The district had a population of 13,221 at the 2006 census, of whom 8% were Maori. Of the total population, 3600 lived in Greymouth, 1221 in Runanga, 1707 in Cobden and 330 in Blackball. With around 95% of its inhabitants being of European descent (2001 Census), the Grey District has a very homogeneous ethnic composition. Forty per cent of the population had no educational qualifications in 2001, as against around 27% in New Zealand as a whole.[2]


There are 619 km of road in the district, of which 358 km are sealed (2000s data).[2]

Destruction of historic site[]

Greymouth has an historic World War II gun emplacement at Cobden. The council destroyed part of this site, without consultation, in 2007 to make way for a sewer line [3]


A county in the area was Grey County, New Zealand.


  1. ^ "Subnational population estimates at 30 June 2012". Statistics New Zealand. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012.  Also "Infoshare; Group: Population Estimates - DPE; Table: Estimated Resident Population for Urban Areas, at 30 June (1996+) (Annual-Jun)". Statistics New Zealand. 19 December 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b District Profile (from the 'Long Term Community Outcomes Plan: 2006-2016', amended June 2007) Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "PROF" defined multiple times with different content
  3. ^ 134 Heavy Battery NZA Greymouth

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Coordinates: 42°32′46″S 171°36′22″E / -42.546, 171.606

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