Te Pūrongo ā-Tau
Annual Report 2021/2022

Nau mai ki tā mātou tirohanga rāpopoto o te tau 2021/2022.
Welcome to our snapshot of the 2021/2022 year.

The theme for this year’s report is “He tāone e whakaumu ana - a city in transition”. This year, we have focused strongly on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as planning the necessary changes to build on our city’s strengths and become an environmentally conscious, socially connected, innovative and vibrant capital city.

The Annual Report 2021/22 was adopted by the Council on 15 December 2022.

Full Annual Report 2021/2022

The report this year is split into two volumes.

Volume 1

Volume 1 includes the Independent Auditor’s Opinion on our report and performance for the year. It is split into five sections:

Section 1: Our city
This section includes an overview of the city’s history, our population, economy, location, and our environment.

Section 2: Our leaders and strategic direction
This section outlines our Strategic Direction - our vision, our strategic outcomes, and the role Council plays, along with a summary of our Mayor, Councillors, and our Executive Team.

Section 3: Summary of our year
This section includes our response to our declared climate and ecological emergency, summaries of our performance, including some challenges and highlights of the 2021/22 performance year, an overview of our core business.

Section 4: Our performance in detail
This section describes in detail how we performed in each of our seven strategic activity areas and our Council-controlled organisations. Each activity area includes an overview of the activities from the year, and a summary of financials and performance measures.

Section 5: Our leadership and our people
This section describes the Council’s democratic and corporate governance arrangements and presents information relating to our elected members, committees, groups and business units, organisational structure and staff.

Volume 2

This volume contains our comprehensive financial information for the year ending 30 June 2022. It includes all financial statements, notes to those statements and detailed information on how we fund our activities.


The summary is a condensed version of the Annual Report. The financial statements and performance summaries in this version of report do not include all of the disclosures provided in the full report.

More information

Copies of the full Annual Report 2021/2022 and the summary are available to view at our Service Centre and libraries.

These documents are complex, so if you have any questions about accessing or interpreting the information, contact us: planning.reporting@wcc.govt.nz