The way you pay your Regional Council rates is changing from 1 July 2022. Before 1 July 2022, for the 2021-2022 rates year, you should continue to pay your Regional Council rates to your city or district council as usual.

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
  • Public Transport
  • Regional development
  • Regional planning and engagement
  • Democracy, Engagement and Planning
  • 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.

Regional Safety and Rescue Services targeted rates are calculated on where the rateable unit is situated and fund organisations that provide safety and rescue services within the Bay of Plenty.

For more information visit the Rates Funding Impact Statement in our Long Term Plan 2021-2031, starting on page 174.

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.