Kawerau District Council administers rates on behalf of Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

For questions regarding the payment of your rates, payment options, due dates, penalties or remission policy contact Kawerau District Council.

For all other queries, contact us.

What your rates pay for

General Rate (land value) and uniform Annual General Charge

  • Integrated catchment management.
  • Flood protection and control.
  • Resource regulation and monitoring.
  • Transportation.
  • Regional development.
  • Regional planning and engagement.
  • Emergency management.
  • Technical services.

Targeted Rates

Rangitāiki-Tarawera river scheme rates are calculated by land area and the extent of service provided to part-fund the Rangitāiki-Tarawera river scheme work activity.

Civil Defence Emergency Management targeted rates are calculated as a fixed charge per property for services provided by Civil Defence Emergency Management group.

For more information about this visit our Long Term Plan 2018-2028 Volume two, page 165.

Rating information database

The rating information database for Bay of Plenty Regional Council, and the Rangitāiki-Tarawera Rivers Scheme, is available for inspection at the offices of Kawerau District Council (Ranfurly Court, Kawerau).
Property owners may request in writing to Kawerau District Council, as Bay of Plenty Regional Council's rating agent, to withhold their name or postal address (or both) from the database.