|County of New Zealand|
Heathcote County was preceded by the Heathcote Road Board, which had its first meeting on 27 January 1864. An 1863 ordinance from the Canterbury Provincial Council established three road boards along the Heathcote River: East, Central, and South Heathcote. The Roads Ordinance was amended in 1864, and East Heathcote became the Heathcote Road Board, Central Heathcote became the Spreydon Road Board, and South Heathcote became the Halswell Road Board.
Heathcote became a county in 1911. The county was abolished through the 1989 local government reforms.
|2||James Temple Fisher||1865–1869|
|James Temple Fisher (2nd period)||1870–1876|
|R. Clephane (2nd period)||1879–1880|
|9||E. J. T. Ford||1882–1883|
|11||H. B. Kirk||1885–1886|
|George Dryden (2nd period)||1886–1887|
|H. B. Kirk (2nd period)||1892–1893|
|E. Curry (2nd period)||1894|
|Gilbert McHaffie (2nd period)||1897–1899|
|Gilbert McHaffie (3rd period)||1901–1902|
|Robert Malcolm (2nd period)||1903–1905|
|George Scott (2nd period)||1905–1906|
- The source has a gap for 1932–1935, but the reference shows that Flavell was chairman in September 1934. It is assumed that Flavell's third period covers the missing years.
- The source has a gap for 1939–1941, but the reference shows that Flavell was chairman in August 1939. It is assumed that Flavell's fourth period covers the missing years.
- List of former territorial authorities in New Zealand § Counties
- List of counties of New Zealand
- Watson 1989, p. 11.
- Watson 1989, pp. 11f.
- Watson 1989, pp. 12f.
- Watson 1989, p. 115.
- Watson 1989, pp. 256f.
- Watson 1989, p. 260.
- Scholefield 1940, p. 459.
- "Indictment of Harriers". Auckland Star. LXV (224). 21 September 1934. p. 6. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
- "A bit too civilised". The Evening Post. CXXVIII (44). 21 August 1939. p. 8. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
- Scholefield, Guy, ed. (1940). A Dictionary of New Zealand Biography : A–L (PDF). I. Wellington: Department of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
- Watson, James (1989). Along the Hills : A history of the Heathcote Road Board and the Heathcote County Council 1864–1989. Heathcote County Council. ISBN 0-473--00851-3.