Residential ratepayers on low incomes may be eligible for a rates rebate of up to $640 for the current rating year. You can apply for a rebate for the current rating year only.
Each application is judged against criteria set by the Government. The criteria covers many points and you still may qualify for a rebate with a higher income figure if you have dependants, or if your rates are high.
For more information, and to get an application form, go to: Getting a rates rebate – Department of Internal Affairs
You can also visit the Council Service Centre or phone the Rates team on 04 499 4444 for more information.