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Buller District
Territorial authority
View of Westport, the district's capital
View of Westport, the district's capital
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Country New Zealand
Region West Coast Region
  • Seddon
  • Westport
  • Inangahua
Seat Westport
 • Total 7,943.35 km2 (3,066.94 sq mi)
 (June 2020)
 • Total 9,610
 • Density 1.2098/km2 (3.1334/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+12 (NZST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+13 (NZDT)
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Area code(s) 03

Buller District is one of 53 districts of New Zealand, and is within the West Coast Region. It covers Westport, Karamea, Reefton and Inangahua Junction.

Buller District's overall land area is 7,943.35 km2 (3,066.94 sq mi). The district is administered by the Buller District Council with the seat in Westport, in which 45% of the district's population live.


The district had a population of 9,702 at the 2006 census with 3900 living in Westport, 423 in Karamea, 159 in Inangahua Junction and 948 in Reefton. It now has a population of 10,250 (June 2016).


It is understood by the carbon dating of Umu (ovens) that the Maori people settled in this region some 700 years ago.

During the period 1853 to 1876, Buller was administered as part of Nelson Province. After 1876 Buller County existed in this area. The Buller District was formed under the 1989 local government reforms through the amalgamation of the Buller County, Inangahua County and Westport Borough Councils.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Distrito de Buller para niños

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